Triple-A: Rochester Red Wings off.
No game yesterday.
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Double-A: Chattanooga Lookouts 4, Biloxi Shuckers 3
This Lookouts win came thanks to some strong pitching on their part and some pretty slopping pitching on the Shuckers part. With the game tied 3-3 going into the eighth inning, Shuckers RP Nick Ramirez loaded the bases for CF Ryan Strausborger, who ended up walking in the go-ahead run.
The Lookouts pitching was much better. SP Felix Jorge started the game and was responsible for all three Shuckers runs, but he lasted a full seven innings and only walked one batter. The bullpen was even strong; RP Mason Melotakis pitched one inning, giving up one hit and one walk while striking out three, and RP John Curtiss threw a perfect ninth inning for his seventh save of the year. Curtiss still has yet to give up a run this year in Double-A.
The Lookouts’ offensive star of the game was definitely 1B Jonathan Rodriguez, who went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run and two walks.
High-A: Fort Myers Miracle 13, Dunedin Blue Jays 6
Ahhhh... I love me some blowouts! The Miracle batters in this game managed to plate 13 runs on 14 hits and a whopping TEN walks. Both C Kevin Garcia and SS Sean Miller went 3-for-5 in the game with a walk, while 1B Zander Wiel went 2-for-6 with a home run. Also impressive was 2B Alex Perez, who went 2-for-3 with two walks.
SP David Fischer started the game, and he was a hit all over the place, but able to work through it. Over 5.1 innings he gave up only one run but walked six batters. He only gave up one hit and struck out five.
So where did those other five Blue Jays runs come from? RP Michael Theofanopoulos, who also gave up six hits and a walk over 2.2 innings. Theofandelkgeffplous has actually been struggling this year in High-A, with a 6.26 ERA over 23 innings pitched this year.
RP Nick Anderson came in to pitch the ninth inning, and he was great. Perfect, in fact! He now has a 0.98 ERA over 18.1 innings pitched this year.
Low-A: Cedar Rapids Kernels 6, Clinton LumberKings 3
HELL YES! The oh-so-hot SS Jermaine Palacios a three-run walk-off dinger in the bottom of the 12th inning to win this one for the Kernels. He’s hitting .329 this year for the Kernels, by the way.
The LumberKings jumped out to a quick lead this one, tagging Kernels starter SP Sean Poppen for two runs in the top of the first. Luckily, that lead was short lived, as LF Christian Cavaness led off the bottom of the first with a single, and doubles by Palacios and 3B Travis Blankenhorn helped the Kernels tie it up at 2-2.
In the top of the second inning, of course, Poppen hit LF Luis Rengifo with a pitch, and Rengifo then scored on a double by CF Luis Liberato. Poppen ended up making it 5 innings, though, and only gave up those three runs.
The Kernels finally tied it up in the seventh inning with and RBI triple by Cavaness. They won, of course, five innings later with the walk-off dong.