Triple-A: Rochester Red Wings 5, Louisville Bats 1
How about that SP Jose Berrios? The young stud closed out a pretty successful April yesterday, giving up only three hits and two walks over eight scoreless innings. He struck out seven. In fact, Berrios was also named the International League Player of the Week for the second time this year, and the third time in his career. Way to beat up on Triple-A pitching, Jose!
The big inning at the plate for the Red Wings was the seventh, where they scored four runs on three big dongs by 1B Matt Hague, DH Niko Goodrum, and C John Ryan Murphy.
SS Ehire Adrianza, still on rehab assignment, had his first bad day at the plate, going 0-for-3. He walked once though.
Double-A: Chattanooga Lookouts 9, Jackson Generals 4
He’s not quite Jose Berrios, but SP Fernando Romero had a pretty good outing yesterday for the Lookouts as well. Romero lasted six innings and gave up only one earned run, which hot him the win. He also struck out six.
And holy heck, quite a day at the plate for DH Dan Gamache—dude when 3-for-5 with a triple, two doubles, and three RBI. 1B Jonathan Rodriguez was also good, but a little lazier, going 2-for-3 with two walks.
Top prospect SS Nick Gordon led off the game with a triple, and went 2-for-5 overall. He’s currently hitting .322 at Double-A this year.
High-A: Ft. Myers Miracle 8, Dunedin Blue Jays 6
RF Max Murphy hit two home runs for the Miracle as they came back from an early deficient to beat the baby Blue Jays. The Jays had gotten to Miracle SP Chris Anderson early, tagging him for six runs and knocking him out of the game after only two innings. However, that’d be all the Blue Jays would get in the game.
Besides Murphy—who went 3-for-4 with the two home runs and a walk overall—3B Chris Paul and C Kevin Garcia also had good games at the plate. They also went 3-for-4, but minus the whole two dingers thing.
Also notable: CF Zack Granite returned from injury, playing in his first Double-A game of the year.He went 1-for-5, but the one hit was a nice RBI double, at least.
Low-A: Cedar Rapids Kernels 1, Peoria Chiefs 0
The Kernels were supposed to play a doubleheader yesterday, but they could only fit in one, rain-shortened, 5-inning game. Luckily, the Kernels won it thanks to an RBI double by 3B Caleb Hamilton in the fourth inning.
SP Clark Beeker pitched all five innings for the Kernels, and gave up only one hit.
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