Triple-A: Rochester Red Wings 4, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 4 (SUSPENDED)
Well, they only got through 3.1 innings of this game before it had to be suspended, but it’s already an interesting one. Starting for the Red Wings was SP Aaron Slegers, who did really well in his last start in the majors, but struggled mightily here. Slegers gave up two sac flies in the 1st inning, and then two solo home runs in the second inning.
But thank god for 1B ByungHo Park! He got one back quickly with an RBI single in the bottom of the 1st that scored DH Matt Hague, but the big one was in the bottom of the 3rd innings, when he hit a three-run PARK BANG to tie the game. It’s the third day in a row he’s homered.
Anyway, the rest of this game will be played today, August 23rd.
Double-A: Mississippi Braves 6, Chattanooga Lookouts 5
After beating the Braves six times earlier this season, the Lookouts suffered their first loss to them last night. SP Dereck Rodriguez, son of Pudge, had a shaky start, giving up two runs in the top of the 1st inning (though, to his credit, only one of the runs was earned thanks to a throwing error by SS Ryan Walker).
Little Pudge was fine for the next three innings, and the Lookouts batters did well. 3B T. J. White led off the bottom of the 2nd inning with a double, moved to third base on an error, and then scored when CF Levi Michael gound into a double play. The next inning LF Edgar Corcino hit a solo home run to tie the game
Unfortunately, however, Rodriguez could not hold on to the lead, giving up a home run to Braves LF Tyler Neslony in the 5th inning. He gave up two more runs the next inning and was pulled from the game. All-in-all, Little Pudge went 5.2 innings and giving up five runs (four earned)—so it would have been enough with better defense and bullpen.
The Lookouts did mange a couple more runs, most notable of which was a solo home run by White. But RP Randy Rosario gave up another run in relief, and the Lookouts didn’t overcome it.
High-A: Clearwater Threshers 4, Ft. Myers Miracle 0
Ouch. The Miracle batters mustered all of four hits yesterday and didn’t walk at all, which is why you see the big fat goose egg up there in the score. 1B Chris Paul was by far the best batter in the lineup, going 2-for-3 with a triple and a hit-by-pitch, but yeah... not a good day for the batters.
While Miracle SP Randy LeBlanc gave up three earned runs over 5.0 innings, that shouldn’t usually be an insurmountable deficit, but it was yesterday, apparently.
Low-A: Kane County Cougars 9, Cedar Rapids Kernels 1
Oh for crying out loud, another bad loss for a Twins affiliate. Cougars SP Connor Grey was just too much for the Kernels batters to figure out, and ended up pitching a complete game, giving up just one run and four hits. Luckily, one of those four hits was a solo home run by Kernels 1B Lewin Diaz, so it wasn’t a shutout at least.
Meanwhile on the mound, both SP Bryan Sammons and RP Patrick McGuff struggled, giving up four earned runs a piece. Unfortunately, a throwing error by Diaz allowed another unearned run on the score too.
Some good news, though, is that Kernels RP Logan Lombana came in and was able to throw three scoreless innings to finish the game.
Rookie League: Johnson City Cardinals 4, Elizabethton Twins 3
ANOTHER LOSS. The baby Twins were up 3-2 going in to the top of the 8th inning, but then baby Cardinal SS Imeldo Diaz hit a two run home run off RP Jovani Moran to put the Cardinals ahead 4-3, where they stayed for the rest of the game.
3B Andrew Bechtold hit an RBI double in the bottom of the 6th inning to tie the game 2-2, which was probably the most exciting thing that happened here.
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