AAA: Rochester Red Wings 5, Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs 4
An eighth-inning rally was the difference here, topped with a bases-clearing double by 3B Leonardo Reginatto. Who has a fabulous name. I kinda want the next big storm to be called "Hurricane Reginatto." 27-year-old Omar Bencomo struck out four in six innings. Eduardo Nunez blood debt RHP Edward Mujica allowed a run in his 1.1, but generally has been solid in Rochester so far.
AA: Jackson Generals 8, Chattanooga Lookouts 5
Ugly first inning for starter Ryan Eades in this. Walk, single, HBP, walk, K, triple, sac fly. He'd settle down and go scoreless for the next three innings, but those opening five runs were enough. DH Niko Goodrum had three hits including a double, and no errors. Because DH.
High A: Ft. Myers Miracle 5, Bradenton Marauders 2
RHP Keaton Steele, at all of 24, had seven Ks and two earned runs in the Miracle's last 2016 game. It was his eighth straight "quality start," per the game recap. RHP Nick Anderson continued his post-NBA career and picked up the save. Solo dongs from 1B A.J. Murray and RF Daniel Kihle, whose name I choose to pronounce "KILL."
Low A: Clinton LumberKings 5, Cedar Rapids Kernels 0
The Angry Corn kinda took this one off, and why not? They're in the playoffs, which start Wednesday. Starter Sam Gibbons and his stupid mustache gave up all five CLK runs, three earned. RF J.J. Fernandez had three hits. Not only are his initials J.J., but he's 22 years old and finished the regular season hitting .222. Repetition Man.
Rookie: Elizabethton Twins 8, Johnson City Cardinals 7
Both starters got roughed up pretty badly, with baby Twin Tyler Wells getting the worst of it: two Ks, seven hits, and six runs in only 3.1 IP. I blame his parents for not naming him Herbert George. RHP Patrick "Crime Dog" McGuff got the two-inning save. LF Shane "Typhoid" Carrier had his first dong of the year, while CF Caleb Hamilton and DH Mitchell Kranson added three hits apiece.