Triple-A: Rochester Red Wings Drizzle, Lehigh Valley IronPigs Showers
Yep, it rained. Double-header scheduled for today.
Double-A: Chattanooga Lookouts 5, Mississippi Braves 3
Ten hits for the Lookouts, including multi-knock efforts from SS Nick Gordon, RF Edgar Corcino, and CF LaMonte Wade. Who just happen to bat 1-3 in the lineup. Cleanup 1B Jonathan Rodriguez had a homer, so the top of the order was sssssmokin’ it.
The other Rodriguez, Dereck, son of Pudge, had 6 Ks and allowed all three Braves runs. Paul Clemes pitched the final 2.1 innings. You know Clemens is no son of Roger’s, or else his name would be spelled “Kaul.”
High-A: Ft. Myers Miracle 11, St. Lucie Mets 0
Moar offense, you say? Sure? A lucky thirteen hits in all. SS Jermaine Palacios had three singles, and 1B Zander Wiel his team-leading 36th, 37th, & 38th RBIs.
The starter was rehabbing Twin, Rule 5 draftee Justin Case Haley, who was fine but on a pitch count. Lewis Thorpe and spectacularly-named Michael Theofanopolus carried most of the load. All told, 10 K, 3 BB, 4 H, 0 ER. Good group effort, boys. Now fight to the death to see who gets kicked off the team.
Low-A: Cedar Rapids Kernels 6, Clinton LumberKings 2
Double-digit hits again. And this time including two dongs, one from 1B Lewin Diaz and the other by RF Hank Morrison. 2B and beloved Pottsville, PA son Travis Blankenhorn added a double. Pottsville was originally named Bedfd Falls, but then some miserable schmuck jumped off a bridge and kindly Mr. Pott took over city proprietorship.
Rookie League: Elizabethton Twins 12, Kingsport Mets 10, 12 innings
Not to be outdone by their older siblings, your Baby Twins banged out fifteen hits of their own. Homers by LF Trey Cabbage and SS Jose Miranda added to the party.
They’d need ‘em too, as the Elizabethon staff spotted the Mets an early 4-0 lead. Here’s your silly stat line of the night. of the four pitchers used, only final reliever Jovani Moran was any good, giving up just one hit in 3.2 innings. But that one hit allowed an inherited runner on third to tie the game, so Moran gets tagged with a BS. Which, I think, is BS!