AAA: Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs 10, Rochester Red Wings 1
Proving that, yes, they are really Twins material, the Red Wings had 24 LOB in this one. Twice late they loaded the bases with one out, and failed to score. P Jason Wheeler, having a solid year at age 26, was a little shaky with 4 BB, but the bullpen didn't help him any, surrendering six runs in two innings. The Red Wings are 5.5 games out of the wild card with 28 left to play.
AA: Chattanooga Lookouts 4, Jacksonville Suns 0
By contrast, the Lookouts had a lovely-pitched game, led by Omar Bencomo's 7.0 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 5 SO. A pair of two-run homers accounted for all the scoring, provided by 3B Niko Goodrum and SS Ryan Walker. If his photo is any indication, Walker is no relation to Rochester slugger Adam Brett Walker, but something like that happened on Northern Exposure, so it's not impossible.
High A: Charlotte Stone Crabs 2, Ft. Myers Miracle 1
Derek "Son Of Pudge" Rodriguez, in his first Fort Myers game, showed a warrior's heart as he pitched 7, giving up two runs on two walks, 6 SO, and only one hit, a HR from the unfortunately named Stone Crab Joe McCarthy. It was too much for the Miracle offense, who only produced a solo HR from 1B/PG Chris Paul. Greg Harris got the "win" for Charlotte, despite allowing more baserunners than Rodriguez. Derek shall win the next battle.
Low A: Clinton LumberKings 3, Cedar Rapids Kernels 2
Hmm, LOB was a thing today, with the Kernels amassing 10 baserunners and plating two; the LumberKings had 16 and were 2-12 with RISP. As the LumberKings only had one RBI, that means Tyler Beardsley almost danced around 4 BB and only one SO. He also needs to lose the mustache. 3B Christian Ibarra had probably the best bat for Angry Corn, with two hits and no SO.
Rookie: Danville @ Elizabethton Twins POSTPONED
Thor, the God of Thunder, indicated his displeasure with this game by raining on it so he could watch Ichiro collect hit # 3000 instead. The teams will play a shortened-game doubleheader today. When that happens, they should call it the "lightning round." Get it?