Triple-A: Rochester Red Wings 3, Indianapolis Indians 1
Our ol’ friend SP Kyle Gibson pitched a Triple-A gem here, earning the win for the Red Wings. He gave up only ONE hit in the scoreless outing, which lasted 5.0 glorious innings. The walks were zero. Good job, Gibby.
The only Indians run in the game came courtesy of another old friend, RP Michael Tonkin, who actually has a 1.93 ERA in Triple-A this year.
DH Kennys Vargas has another good day at the plate, going 1-for-2 with two walks and a double. That was the only extra base hit the Red Wings got in the game. The other six hits were all singles, and all by different batters.
Double-A: Birmingham Barons 9, Chattanooga Lookouts 6
Not the greatest day for SP Dereck Rodriguez, son of Pudge. He started the game for the Lookouts and though he lasted 5.2 innings, he gave up seven earned runs. His ERA has crept up to 4.04 now on the year.
CF Levi Michael hit a solo home run in the 1st inning, so at least the Lookouts enjoyed a lead for a little bit. Michel also hit an RBI double later in the game.
High-A: Ft. Myers Miracle 9, Lakeland Flying Tigers 2
Recently promoted Miracle SP Eduardo Del Rosario was dazzling in his High-A debut! He lasted an impressive 8 innings and surrendered just one hit and one walk. Wow!
Speaking of firsts, DH Brent Rooker hit his first High-A dinger in the 9th inning! It capped off a three home run day for the Miracle, as CF Tanner English and SS Jermaine Palacios also put balls in the seats. Palacios had a particularly impressive day at the plate, actually, going 4-for-5 with the dinger, three RBI, and a run scored (from the dinger, duh).
Low-A: Peoria Chiefs 3, Cedar Rapids Kernels 1 (Game One)
Doubleheader for the Kernels! SP Tyler Beardsley through all six innings of the first game for the Kernels. He gave up three hits and zero walks. Unfortunately, all three of those hits turned into runs, and the Kernels lost.
Low-A: Peoria Chiefs 4, Cedar Rapids Kernels 0 (Game Two)
The second game of the doubleheader! The Kernels also lost this one. The lineup literally only mustered three hits. Kernels SP Evan Sanders was a gigantic mess, walking six batters and giving up four runs. He has a 8.53 ERA over 19.0 innings pitched in Low-A this year. Hopefully he still tried his best and had some fun, though.
Rookie League: Elizabethton Twins at Princeton Rays [POSTPONED]
I guess all that rain in Peoria the day before moved on over to Princeton, as this one was postponed.
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