AAA: Rochester Red Wings 5, Syracuse Chiefs 1
The Red Wings powered themselves to a win yesterday, scoring all of their runs on the long ball. C John Michael Sean Adam Ryan Murphy started the scoring off with a two-run blast in the 5th inning. RF Daniel Palka hit a dinger later in the 7th inning, and LF Adam Brett Walker hit another two run dong in the 8th.
SP David Hurlbut, unfortunately, only made it 2 innings before having to be removed from the game with some as-yet undisclosed injury. I’m just going to assume he hurled his butt off. RP Omar Bencomo came in to relieve Hurlbut, lasting 4.2 innings and giving up the only earned run of the game. It was enough for the win.
Also, strangely, old friend RP Sean Burnett pitched an inning for the Chiefs tonight. He gave up the two-run dong to Walker, so thanks Sean!
AA: Mississippi Braves 6, Chattanooga Lookouts 3
The Lookouts were actually leading this game 3-2 going into the 9th inning, but RP Raul Fernandez blew up and gave away the game. Fernandez gave up four runs in the top of the 9th and the Lookouts were unable to answer back.
Which really sucks, because Lookouts SP Ryan Eades had a pretty good start. Eaders went 6 innings, giving up two earned runs on seven hits and two walks, but he also struck out seven.
DH Tanner Whitt went 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored for the Lookouts to be their offensive star of the game.
High A: Ft. Myers Miracle at Palm Beach Cardinals
Game was postponed due to rain.
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Low A: Cedar Rapids Kernels off
No game today for the Kernels.
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Rookie: Greeneville Astros 10, Elizbethton Twins 8
So this one was a bit crazy, with 14 of the games 18 total runs being score in the final inning and a half. The baby Astros were leading the baby Twins 3-1 going into the bottom of the 8th when the baby Twins slapped out three runs to take the lead. The Astros quickly, uh, answered, scored SEVEN runs in the top of the 9th. The Twins did their best to answer back, loading the bases so that 2B Caleb Hamilton could hit a grand salami in the bottom of the 9th—but it wasn’t quite enough.
If you didn’t gather, there was a lot of shitty relief pitching in this game. The grand slam was the the most exciting thing that happened—unless bad relief pitching makes you excited, I guess.