Triple-A: Charlotte Knights 7, Rochester Red Wings 3
It was oopsie-dingles for Aaron Slegers’ third start at AAA, as he rolfed up 10 hits and six earned runs in five innings. This is what happens when an Arizona boy goes to college in Indiana and betrays his West Coast heritage.
The one Rochester outfielder with MLB experience, J.B. Schuck, provided most of the Red Wings’ offense with a two-run dong. There were three defensive errors by the upstate New Yorkers; names are withheld to protect the guilty. (Although there might be some internet means for you to find them out.)
Double-A: Tennessee Smokies nil, Chattanooga Lookouts nada, RAIN
We had Earth Day on Saturday! So, perfectly appropriate for Mother Earth to remind us “you’re not the boss of me.” These two will double it up today ... weather permitting.
High-A: Ft. Myers Miracle 4, Dunedin Blue Jays 1
Not-getting-called-up IF Ehire Adrianza and LF/Allstate insurance agent Chris Paul each had two hits; both of Adrianza’s were doubles. It’s against single-A pitching, that’s why Adrianza did this thing.
In a “pitch to contact” masterpiece, Randy LeBlanc had 11 baserunners and only two strikeouts in seven innings, but didn’t allow an earned run. (9 H, 1 BB, 1 HBP.) Take that, sabermetrics!
Fun facts about Dunedin: Dunedin, Florida, is a suburb of St. Petersburg. Voice actor George Lowe (remember “Space Ghost”?) was born there. Dunedin has, per Wikipedia, bars AND nightlife. I thought those were the same thing, but whatever.
In Tolkein mythology, the Dúnedain are Men descended from the Númenóreans (Aragorn is one of them). Númenór fell into the sea. Dunedin, Florida, will probably be underwater in about 25 years. So reality imitates art!
Low-A: Kane County Cougars 4, Cedar Rapids Kernels 3
Definitely your Fun Game Of The Day, with Kane County scoring a go-ahead run off reliever Max Cordy in the ninth. After 12 innings on Friday, this is one tight little series. Starter Domenick Carlini’s name sounds like he should be doing magic tricks and smoking, but he wasn’t wizardly here, lasting only four frames. C Mitchell Kranson and DH Lewin Diaz had multi-hit efforts. All for nought, like EVERYTHING YOU TRY TO DO IN LIFE YOU LOSER
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