Triple-A: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 6, Rochester Red Wings 5
The Red Wings were leading this one 5-4 going into the bottom of the 8th inning, and then unfortunately, RP Michael Tonkin happened. Tonkin walked a guy, gave up a single, walked another guy, then gave up a two run single that allowed the RailRiders to take the lead and eventually the win.
Not that SP David Hurlbut did that great for the Red Wings either. Hurlbut lasted five innings but gave up four runs on seven hits and a walk. RP Drew Rucinski was the only really successful pitcher for the Wings, throwing two nearly perfect innings (he only gave up one hit).
CF Zack Granite was the star at the plate for the Red Wings, going 3-for-5 with two doubles, two runs scored, and an RBI. He now has a 13-game hitting streak going.
Double-A: Chattanooga Lookouts 8, Tennessee Smokies 1
Look who smoked the Smokies! 3B T.J. White, SS Nick Gordon, and DH Jonathan Rodriguez all hit dongs to help power the Lookouts to this lopsided victory. RF Edgar Corcino and LF LaMonte Wade each went 3-for-5 too.
Top prospect SP Fernando Romero had a great start, lasting seven innings and giving up only one run on seven hits and ZERO walks. He also struck out seven.
High-A: Ft. Myers Miracle 9, Charlotte Stone Crabs 3 (Game 1)
It finally stopped raining in Florida, meaning a doubleheader for the Miracle! As you can see, Game 1 went pretty well for the Miracle as they banged out eight runs on eight hits and ELEVEN walks.
Five of those runs gave in the bottom of the second inning, which saw three different Stone Crab pitchers, two wild pitches, a two-run RBI single by DH Trey Vavra, and an RBI double by LF Daniel Kihle (the only extra-base hit by the Miracle), among other things.
SS Sean Miller also had an impressive game, going 3-for-4 with two runs scored.
SP Lewis Thorpe started for the Miracle, and though he only lasted four innings, he struck out eight batters! He is sporting a 2.12 ERA on the year in High-A.
High-A: Ft. Myers Miracle 9, Charlotte Stone Crabs 4 (Game 2)
Once again, the Miracle managed to put up nine runs against the Stone Crabs. The clear offensive star in this game was RF Max Murphy, who went 2-for-3 with two doubles, two runs scored, and FIVE RBI.
1B Trey Vavra also impressed again, going 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, a run scored, and an RBI—though he did make an error that led to two unearned runs for SP Brady Anderson. Anderson was pretty strong otherwise, giving up only one earned run and walking no one over five innings of work. He’s sporting a 3.63 ERA in High-A now.
RP Sam Clay—who has a 2.18 ERA in High-A—pitched two scoreless innings of relief.
Low-A: Quad Cities River Bandits 7, Cedar Rapids Kernels 1
It was a yucky had for Kernels SP Domenick Carlini. Though Carlini managed to last five innings, he gave up five earned runs on nine hits and four walks. Throw a wild pitch in there too and a solo home run by River Bandit LF Yordan Alvarez too.
The only Kernels run of the game came on an RBI triple by DH Travis Blankenhorn in the 7th inning.
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