AAA: Rochester Red Wings 3, Gwinnett Team 2
No, Byron Buxton's not dead. In fact he tripled for the game's first play -- first pitch, in fact. In very un-Twins fashion, the leadoff triple scored a run. Slugging machine and OF Logan Schafer added two hits, including a double. Starter Nick Greenwood allowed both runs in a full eight innings. He's having a nice year, but, at 29 next month, is too old. Your dreams are dead, Nick.
AA: Montgomery Biscuits 2, Chattanooga Lookouts 0
No butter or gravy for Chattanooga this time. In fact, they only had two hits, one of them a double by CF Zach Granite. RHP Felix Jorge allowed ten hits, which isn't bad for eight innings. With eight games left, the Lookouts lead Montgomery by one game for the last playoff spot. Go Dougie Baseball, go!
High A: Jupiter Hammerheads 3, Ft. Myers Miracle 1
Another eight-inning start! This one from 24-year old Miracle righty Keaton Steele. I want him to marry Zach Granite just for what a cool hyphenated name they would have. Only two of Steele's runs against were earned, because of errors by C Brian Navarreto (his ninth) and SS Nick Gordon (24th). Gordon and CF Max Murphy had two hits apiece.
Low A: Burlington Bees 9, Cedar Rapids Kernels 0
Australian hurler Sam Gibbons almost got 8.0 himself, replaced with two outs in the eighth. The replacement, Logan Lombana, was shelled. Gibbons allowed two real runs and three pretend ones on a bases-loaded, two-out fly drop by RF Jaylin Davis. Merely five hits for the Mean Corn in this game, none for extra bases.
If you wanna, you can click here to vote for Kernels mascot, "Mr. Shucks." It's a competition of some kind.
Rookie: Bristol Pirates @ Elizabethton Twins RAINED OUT
The usual shortened doubleheader is scheduled for tomorrow.