Triple-A: Rochester Red Wings 2, Buffalo Bisons 1
How about that SP Jose Berrios? Making his second start of the season for the Red Wings, Berrios lasted eight full innings, giving up no earned runs and striking out six. The only run the Bisons scored while Berrios was on the mound was unearned, thanks to a fielding error by RF Daniel Palka (his second error in two days)
DH Matt Hauge hit a solo home run in the fourth inning, so the game was tied 1-1 when Berrios was removed. It remained tied going into the top of the tenth inning, when Red Wings 2B Bengie Gonzalez walked in the go-ahead run.
RP Alex Wimmers, who pitched both innings after Berrios was removed, shutdown the Bison in the bottom of the tenth to seal the deal on the Red Wings win.
Double-A: Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 5, Chattanooga Lookouts 3
Welp, Lookouts SP Matt Tracy gave up back-to-back home runs in the first inning, which is no way to start a game. Add on three more unearned runs due to throwing errors by SS Engelb Vielma and 3B Dan Gamache, and it’s really not a way to start a game.
1B Jonathan Rodriguez and C Dan Rohlfing both hit solo home runs for the Lookouts later in the game, at least.
High-A: Daytona Tortugas 2, Ft. Myers Miracle 1
SP Cody Stashak had a good start for the Miracle, but not good enough for the win. Stashak gave up two runs—only one earned—over six innings. He struck-out three. RP Jonny Drozd did well too, giving up only one hit in two innings of relief.
SS Sean Miller was the best hitter for the Miracle, going 2-for-4 with a triple and the only run scored.
Low-A: Cedar Rapids Kernels 2, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 1
Brilliant outing for SP Tyler Wells! The top prospect struck-out eight batters over six shutout innings, giving up only five hits and two walks.
C Caleb Hamilton hit a home run to lead off the fifth inning for the Kernels. Later in the same inning, SS Jermaine Palacios drew a two-out walk to bring the hot 3B Travis Blankenhorn to the plate. Blankenhorn hit a triple to score the Kernels’ second run of the inning and game, and luckily it was enough for the win.
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