Triple-A: Rochester Red Wings 7, Louisville Bats 1
Hah! Think I misspelled a word? Fat chnace. No, it was 2B Tommy Field (who is 30 but looks like he gets carded at R-rated movies) with a dong off Bats pitcher Nick Routt. Brazilian 3B Leonardo Reginatto added a double and single of his own, raising his average to .309 and his OPS to blah.
Aaron Slegers threw eight innings and allowed only one unearned run. Which was off his own error on a dropped catch. Still, it was probably his best game of the new year. D.J. Baxendale had one inning of relief, and spun some killer remixes.
Double-A: Jackson Generals 7, Chattanooga Lookouts 4
Kohl “Remember Me?” Stewart managed to throw 85 pitches in four innings, for two runs; replacement Matt Tracy added another 96 pitches in his four, for all the other runs. Tracy has two MLB innings on his resume, with the Yankees in 2015. He played for Jackson last year; perhaps they know his Secrets.
SS Nick Gordon and 2B Levi Michael had hits, and 3B Dan Gamache two RBIs, but that was pretty much it for the offense.
Fun facts about Jackson: OMG, there is absolutely nothing fun about Jackson. It started with murders, continued with murders, and today is notable for ... murders. Like many such dumps, it’s produced some amazing artists, including “Silence Of The Lambs” author Thomas Harris, “Blue Suede Shoes” musical legend Carl Perkins, and the brilliant Gil Scott-Heron. The revolution will not be televised!
High-A: Dunedin Blue Jays 6, Ft. Myers Miracle 2
The pride of Robbinsdale strikes again! Yes, CF Max “Mullet Pride” Murphy laced out two hits, as did 3B/OF Rafael Valera. 1B Chris Paul had no hits, and committed a foul/error which helped the Jays to all the runs they’d need.
Aussie Lachlan Wells got the brunt of those unearned runs, with only two “real” runs in five frames. He did surrender eight hits and two walks, though. Still, at 20, a 3.68 ERA in High-A is perfectly fine. Reliever Nick Anderson is nicknamed Nick “The Quick.” Actually not. Should be, though.
Low-A: Cedar Rapids Kernels soggy, Peoria Chiefs wet
A compound containing two atoms of hydrogen to every one of oxygen was drawn by gravity from gray sky things to green ground things. Almost three inches; that’s a lot of rain! Doubleheader starts at noon today.
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