Sorry about the lateness, folks. I had a volunteer thing I was running behind for, then my replacement didn’t show up at all, so kind of a f-ed up day. That’s OK, you were supposed to be in church this morning.
Triple-A: Rochester Red Wings 3, Indianapolis Indians 2
Go ahead, make sense of this MiLB scoring summary for the final play. One out, bases loaded, bottom of 12th:
“Zack Granite lines into a force out, center fielder Austin Meadows to third baseman Eric Weiss. Leonardo Reginotto scores. John Ryan Murphy out at 3rd. Engelb Vielma to 2nd. Zack Granite to 1st.”
Whaaaaaaa? The recap by “Automatic Insights” (a computer) is no help. The Rochester newspaper is owned by USA Today and doesn’t cover the Red Wings. The Indianapolis paper doesn’t cover anything besides Indy car races, the Pacers, the Colts, and Notre Dame.
So Granite singled, and the CF threw to third? I’m guessing the runners held up to see if the ball was caught, but then how come the CF didn’t throw home? Well, anyhoo, the “win” goes to old acquaintance Drew Rucinski, who pitched three scoreless frames.
Double-A: Montgomery Biscuits 3, Chattanooga Lookouts 0
Here’s another bizarre game. Former Royal Yohan Pino started for the Lookouts, allowing one run in three innings. He was pulled after 36 pitches. Is he being stretched out? Was he hurt? Why is he at AA? When did we get him? Mysteries abound.
Biscuits starter Jose Mujica scattered five of the Lookouts’ six hits. OF LaMonte Wade had one of these hits, but NO WALKS, so I don’t love him anymore.
High-A: Charlotte Stone Crabs 4, Fort Myers Miracle 2
Not such a hot start for previously scorching Wade LeBlanc — two strikeouts, two walks, and nine hits allowed in six full. SS Sean Miller and C Brian Navarreto both had multi-hit games. In Navarreto’s case, this raised his average to a lofty .209. He’s still better than Chris Gimenez.
Low-A: Cedar Rapids Kernels 6, Kane County Cougars 0
Ssssmokin’ offense, courtesy of LF Hank Morrison’s dong and DH Travis Blakenhorn’s two hits which had less dongletudity. SP Sean “Zitsa” Poppen went seven innings, and was pulled after a measly 106 pitches, causing Bert Blylevn to Tweet “wimp loser” at him. I’m just kidding, of course. Bert wouldn’t do that. He’d have to buy a computer first.