Triple-A: Rochester Red Wings 5, Gwinnett Braves 4
Someone must have had a rally beer yesterday, because the Red Wings came from behind to score three runs in the bottom of the ninth and win on a walk-off single by SS Bengie Gonzalez. A two-run home run by DH Matt Hague accounted for the only other two runs the Wings scored in the game.
On the mound was SP Jason Wheeler, who pitched six scoreless innings before giving up a two-run dong to Braves 2B Sean Kazmar. Wheeler surrendered two more runs the following inning as well, but he did last seven innings and he did only gave up six hits and one walk. Good enough.
But here’s a rather interesting tidbit from this game: LF Ehire Adrianza, on rehab assignment, played in the outfield. Not only did he play there, but he started there. Why is that notable? Because Adrianza is an infielder—mostly sort of a shortstop and utility guy, known for good defense—and has never played outfield before at any level.
Watch out, Danny Santana.
Double-A: Chattanooga Lookouts 5, Jackson Generals 4
The Generals actually got more hits than the Lookouts in this game, but they weren’t the ones who could get the deal done. Might have to do with the fact there were FIFTEEN walks between the two teams, but I dunno.
Standout player for the Lookouts was definitely 3B Ryan Walker, who went 0-for-2 but walked three times!
High-A: Ft. Myers Miracle 2, Bradenton Marauders 1
C Brian Navarreto went 3-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored and CF Max Murphy went 3-for-4 in this Miracle win.
The pitching side of things was kinda strung together. SP David Fischer only went four innings, even though he gave up just one run; top prospect Sam Clay threw three innings and only gave up ONE hit; and RP Anthony McIver got the save, throwing two scoreless innings.
Low-A: Cedar Rapids Kernels 5, Peoria Chiefs 3
Oh hell yeah! This one was in extra innings baby! WOOO!
CF Aaron Whitefield hit a two-run dong in the top of twelfth inning to break up the tie and eventually lead the Kernels to the win. That’s exciting! C Caleb Hamilton also homered earlier in the game for the Kernels.
Here’s a curious thing: 3B Travis Blankenhorn went 0-for-5, but with no strikeouts. He started the year pretty hot but is hitting .243 now.
Also, awesome new Kernels manager Tommy Watkins is doing WORK here with this bullpen.
I mean... it worked? Work it!
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