AAA: Rochester Red Wings 6, Buffalo Bison 3
The Bison got an early lead, scoring three runs off SP Jason Wheeler in the top of the second, but it was short lived. DH Mitch Garver hit an RBI single in the bottom of the inning to score LF Adam Brett Walker, and Red Wings 1B Reynaldo Rodriguez hit a three-run blast in the following inning to put the Red Wings on top.
The Red Wings tacked on two more runs in the bottom of the 6th with an RBI single by CF Logan Schafer and a bases-loaded walk by C John Ryan Murphy.
This game also featured two old friends: Bisons 1B Christ Colabello and 2B Alexi Casilla. Casilla went 0-for-4 because he still loves us, and Colabello went 1-for-4, because he still kinda loves us.
Great relief pitching here too. RP D.J. Baxendale pitched two scoreless innings and gave up only one hit, while RP Alex Wimmers pitched one scoreless inning giving up only a walk.
AA: Montgomery Biscuits 6, Chattanooga Lookouts 2
Lookouts SP Aaron Slegers had a bit of a rough start in this rain-delayed game. First pitch wasn’t until 8:30 pm, and it didn’t take long for the Biscuits to score, with Biscuits SS Willy Adames hitting a sac fly in the top of the 1st. Overall, Slegers lasted 5.1 innings and gave up six runs, five of them earned. He walked four and struck-out three.
At the plate, the Lookouts only mustered five hits all game, all of them singles. They were lucky to have scored at all, frankly, as both of the runs they did score were due to errors by the Biscuits.
High A: Ft. Myers Miracle 1, St. Lucie Mets 0
SP Fernando Romero won this pitching duel against Mets SP Andrew Barbosa, who actually only lasted four innings (he had just come off the DL). Romero pitched 6.1 scoreless innings, giving up only three hits and a walk. He also struck out eight batters. Yum.
The Miracle scored the only run of the game on a bases-loaded walk to RF Max Murphy.
Low A: Peoria Chiefs 3, Cedar Rapids Kernels 2
This one was a heart-breaker. Up 2-1 in the bottom of the 9th inning, the Chiefs were able to tie things up thanks to a throwing error by 3B Nelson Molina. CF Magneuris Sierra then drove in the winning run on an RBI single off RP Tom Hackimer.
SP Sean Poppen made his Kernels debut in the game and did rather well, however, giving up only one earned run on four hits and three walks. He struck out five.
2B Travis Blankenhorn drove in the Kernels’ only two runs with an RBI single in the 4th inning.
Rookie: Elizabethton Twins 6, Burlington Royals 3
2B Amaurys Minier launched a three-run home run in the 6th inning for the biggest hit in this baby Twins win. LF Shane Carrier came close in terms of big hits, though, hitting his own two RBI double in the game as well. The only other Twins RBI in the game came thanks to a single by RF Alex Kirilloff.
Twins SP Alex Schick had a brilliant start giving up only one earned run on two hits and two walks over 5.2 innings. He also struck-out seven.
Only one error for the baby Twins this time, a throwing one by SS Ariel Montesino.