Triple-A: Rochester Red Wings 7, Toledo Mud Hens 1
C Mitch Garver and 1B Kennys Vargas both homered again. Garver also hit a double en route to his two RBI in the game.
This game also saw the return of RF Daniel Palka! You know, the Oreo-is-a-Sandwich guy who hit tons of dingers last year in Double-A? He broke his finger, but he’s back now! He went 1-for-2 with two walks and a run scored.
Starting for the Red Wings was SP Aaron Slegers, who lasted 7 inings and gave up only one run. That’s pretty impressive. Maybe he’ll get a cup of coffee?
Double-A: Mobile BayBears 6, Chattanooga Lookouts 4
Wow, this sucks. Lookouts DH Andy Wilkins was on fire—hitting a home run and a double—but the rest of the team was clearly not turnt up.
Especially Lookouts SP Felix Jorge, who only lasted 2.2 innings and gave up TEN hits and three walks. That all worked out to six runs. It just wasn’t good.
High-A: Mobile BayBears 6, Ft. Myers Miracle 4
Welp, three Miracle personal were ejected in this game, including manager Doug Mientkiewicz while he was meeting with the umpires/opposing manager at home plate before the first pitch was even thrown. I’m sorry, but that is hilarious. I’d love to know what he said that gotten him tossed that early.
The Miracle still lost, though. In fact, SP Brady Anderson gave up two runs in the top of the first inning. Those would be two of the overall six runs he gave up over six innings pitched. Not great.
In case you were wondering, the other two ejectees were replacement manager Steve Singleton and C Kevin Garcia.
Clearly, the umpire here was just a giant b-hole. Or something.
Low-A: Cedar Rapids Kernels 8, Lansing Lugnuts 5
The Kernels struck early, getting two runs in the bottom of the first innings, and then another two in the bottom of the third. Then, obviously, they added another four runs to the score, since two plus two plus four equals eight.
The big one was 1B Amaurys Minier GRAND SLAM in the 5th inning. That’s always a big one, and it was actually even the only extra-base hit by the Kernels in the game. At least they made it count!
SP Clark Beeker pitched six scoreless innings for the Kernels, but then RP Ryan Mason and RP Max Cordy came in and messed it up. Rude.
Rookie League: Bluefield Blue Jays 11, Elizabethton Twins 9
Another high-scoring Rookie Ball game. Are you surprised?
Baby Twins DH Akil Baddoo, 1B Kolton Kendrick, and RF Shane Carrier all homered in this game, but they still lost. Why? Because it’s Rookie Ball.
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