Triple-A: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 9, Rochester Red Wings 3
It was not a good start for the recently demoted SP Chris Heston. Heston pitched for the Twins in Sunday’s blowout, but still started this game yesterday for Rochester, and almost immediately started giving up runs—two in the first inning, one on the second inning, and another in the third before getting yanked. So Heston now has a 15.43 ERA in Triple-A. Yay.
The bullpen wasn’t much better. RP Tim Melville relieved Heston, and though he lasted longer (4.2 innings), he still have up two more runs. RP Kevin Chapman pitched the final inning of the game and gave up another three runs himself too.
RF Niko Goodrum hit a solo home run for the Red Wings and CF Zack Granite went 3-for-5 with a double, but that was the only good news here for the Red Wings.
Double-A: Chattanooga Lookouts 9, Montgomery Biscuits 8
What a strange game for the Lookouts. The score was actually tied here 6-6 until the top of the eleventh inning when 2B Ryan Walker tripled and SS Nick Gordon doubled to make it 9-6 Lookouts. Lookouts RP John Curtiss nearly gave up the game though, allowing two Biscuit runs in the bottom of the eleventh, but eventually escaped with the win.
Walker was by far the offensive hero of the game for the Lookouts, going 4-for-6 with two triples, three RBI, and three runs scored.
Oh, this was also the first Double-A start for the recently promoted SP Dereck Rodriguez, son of Pudge. He didn’t do so hot—only lasted two innings, giving up four runs on on fours hits and four walks.
High-A: Charlotte Stone Crabs at Ft. Myers Miracle (POSTPONED)
IT’S STILL RAINING IN FLORIDA. Both games of the rain-postponed double header could not be played.
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Low-A: Cedar Rapids Kernels 10, Quad Cities River Bandits 5
A nice offensive day for the Kernels here, who managed a combined eleven hits and seven walks! SS Jermaine Palacios had the biggest of those hits, smacking a two-run home run in the 9th inning. 3B Travis Blankenhorn also had a nice day at the plate, going 2-for-3 with two triples and a walk.
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