Triple-A: Lehigh Valley IronPigs 9, Rochester Red Wings 5
Believe it or not, the Red Wings actually had a 5-0 lead at one point in this game. DH Daniel Palka hit a three-run home run, and 2B Bengie Gonzalez drove in two.
But poor RP Nick Tepesch—dude cannot catch a break! He pitched 1.2 innings and gave up six runs—though only one of them was earned. It was reminiscent of the time he gave up six unearned runs against the Red Sox a little over a week ago.
Most curiously, SP Adalberto Mejia started the game and only threw three scoreless innings, giving up only a hit... and then was pulled?
Double-A: Chattanooga Lookouts 4, Birmingham Barons 1
HOW ABOUT THE SS NICK GORDON?
Once gain, Gordon led-off the game with a triple, but this time he also hit a two-run shot later in the game. He’s basically the poo.
SP Nik Turley--who’s been sent back to Double-A from Triple-A--pitched four innings for the Lookouts and gave up ZERO runs on one hit and one walk over four innings. He also struck-out nine batters. NINE BATTERS IN FOUR INNINGS.
RP Nick Burdi also pitched a perfect ninth for the save. He now has a 0.61 ERA over 14.2 innings.
Lots of damn Nicks in this game...
High-A: Ft. Myers Miracle 5, Clearwater Threshers 2
3B Chris Paul hit a walk-odd three-run homer for the Miracle to win this one. It was great, especially since it came after a 90-minute rain delay. Paul also had a double in the game.
Speaking of hot-hitters, RF Max Murphy went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, and two runs scored, too
Low-A: Cedar Rapids Kernels 7, Peoria Chiefs 6
The Chiefs scored two runs in the top of the ninth, but it wasn’t enough to make a comeback.
That’s because RF Jaylin Davis literally hit three home runs for the Kernels. I’m not kidding.
What a stud.