Triple-A: Pawtucket Red Sox splish, Rochester Red Wings splash
Nothing lasts forever, and we both know hearts can change. And it’s hard to hold a candle in the cold November rain. Why someone would want to hold a candle in the rain, I dunno. Maybe they’re selling candles or something.
Double-A: Chattanooga Lookouts 5, Pensacola Blue Wahoos 1
There were supposed to be two games here, but that pesky rain limited fans to one.
Ladies and gentlefolk, Matt Tracy! “Who,” you ask, “the hell is that?” Well, Tracy is a 28-year-old lefthander who pitched two innings for the Yankees years ago. He put down the Wahoos like Google did Yahoo, permitting only three measly singles.
The offensive stars were RF Edgar Corcino and CF Tanner English, with two cracks each. English jumped from High-A to Rochester last year, and started this season in Charlotte, where he’s hitting a mighty .118. LaMonte Wade continues to be a walk machine, adding three more on Saturday. No, he’s not a little tiny guy — he’s 6’1”.
Wahoo OF Gabriel Guerrero is a nephew of famous free-swinger Vladimir Guerrero. I always wanted Uncle Guerrero to be caught using a Substance Of Abuse, so I could call him “Vlad The Inhaler.” Alas, it was not to be.
High-A: Ft. Myers Miracle 11, St. Lucie Mets 10
Chris Anderson, the Lino Lakes native whose photo looks very sad, gave up 13 hits in five innings. He still would have qualified for the idiot stat of “win” but LHP Anthony McIver screwed that pooch, getting one out and allowing four runs — without a long dong.
Who hit for the Miracle? Everybody! DH/IF Shane Kennedy had a dinger, 1B “Buffy” friend Zander Wiel went 4-5, and 3B/PG Chris Paul scored twice against a zone defense. RF Daniel Kihle had a hit (everybody did!) but also three strikeouts, causing him to be shunned by teammates.
For a game with 35 hits and four walks, three hours and seventeen minutes is pretty fast. That’s no TV commercials for you.
Low-A: Fort Wayne TinCaps 4, Cedar Rapids Kernels 3
Your Mean Corn couldn’t overcome a sloppy second inning, even with multi-hit games from 2B Ariel Montesino and 3B Travis Blankenhorn. SS Jermaine Palacios had a double. Palacios tore up rookie ball in 2015, struggled in Iowa last season, and is hitting .364 so far this year. Perhaps someday he can achieve baseball stardom, triumphing on behalf of men everywhere who bear the shameful name Jermaine.
Domenick Carlini struck out six guys in 5.1 frames, and was only charged with two earned runs. Reliever Alex Robinson, a lefty, added four more Ks — he has 17 in 11.1 innings, which is cool.
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