AAA: Rochester Red Wings 4, Syracuse Chiefs 3
The Red Wings rallied to score three runs in the bottom of the 9th inning to take this one from the Chiefs. C John Ryan Murphy hit the walk-off honors, making him the (some-what) hero two days in a row.
SP Jose Berrios started the game for the Red Wings. He went 8 innings and struck-out 14 batters.
Let that all simmer and sink in.
AA: Mississippi Braves 6, Chattanooga Lookouts 2
The Lookouts played their final regular season home game yesterday, and they disappointed. The team gave up 15 hits and dropped the game 6-2 to Mississippi.
It was a disappointing, but not completely discouraging start for SP Felix Jorge. Although Jorge gave up 14 of the 15 hits, he “limited” the damage to six earned runs and lasted through the 7th inning. He also gave up no walks, but only struck out three.
3B Niko Goodrum hit an RBI triple in the 2nd inning, and DH T.J. White hit an RBI single in the bottom of the 6th inning for the Lookouts’ only runs.
High A: Palm Beach Cardinals 5, Ft. Myers Miracle 2 (Game 1)
The Miracle were ahead 2-1 going into the bottom of the 5th when the Cardinals blew this one open, scoring four runs thanks to a couple stolen bases, a hit by pitch, a triple, and a double. It was a double-header shortened 7 inning game, and the Miracle just never made a comeback.
SP Miles Nordgren was the starter for the Miracle. He gave up four earned runs in his four innings of work.
The Miracle lineup only had four hits in the game, which was pretty damn crappy too.
High A: Ft. Myers Miracle 1, Palm Beach Cardinals 0 (Game 2)
3B Christian Ibarra scored the only run in this game, a game in which everyone was exhausted. I mean really. SP Cody Stashak only made it 3.3 innings (didn’t even give up a run) before RP Michael Theofanopoulos came in and pitched 1.2 scoreless innings. RP Nick Anderson pitched the last 1.2 innings, also scoreless, because everyone was too tired to swing a bat.
Low A: Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 3, Cedar Rapids Kernels 2
1B J.J. Fernandez hit a solo home run for the Kernels in the 6th inning, but that’s about the most exciting thing that happened here.
Young SP Sean Poppen was searching for his first win, but it didn’t happen. He only have up four hits, but they led to three earned runs. Poor dude.
Rookie: Greeneville Astros 6, Elizbethton Twins 2
Not a great start for SP Domenick Carlini, who gave up a run in the first and trailed for the rest of his 5 innings of work. Overall he gave up five earned runs on nine hits, but if you need a silver lining, he didn’t walk anyone.
None of the baby Twins in this game even got an RBI. The Twins’ only two runs both came in the bottom of the 8th in a sequence that included an error by baby Astro 1B Connor MacDonald and a wild pitch by RP Reggie Johnson.
As for the Twins? They had one error—a fielding one by RP Johan Quezada.