Triple-A: Rochester Red Wings 8, Syracuse Chiefs 4
CF Zack Granite hit a lead-off home run for the Red Wings and they basically never looked back. It was also a really strong offensive day for 1B Kennys Vargas, who went 3-for-4 with a home run in the third innings. Kennys needed that.
Red Wings SP Aaron Slegers did alright, giving up four runs over 5.0 innings. Three of those runs came on a single home run, and the other run was unearned. So really, not a bad day by Slegers, except for that one pitch.
RP Alex Wimmers and RP John Curtiss both tossed two scoreless innings in relief. Curtiss, by the way, now has a 2.04 ERA over 17.2 innings tossed at Triple-A this year.
Double-A: Chattanooga Lookouts 17, Jackson Generals 5
Well, this is incredible. Usually when you see a score like this, you expect to see at least one grand slam—but no. No. The Lookouts had two home runs—a two-run shot by DH Andy Wilkins and a three-run shot by C Brian Navarreto—but that was it. The rest of these 12 runs were all on smaller hits.
Navarreto really was the biggest star, driving in five of the runs. CF Levi Michael drove in three runs too. The perennially hot 1B Jonathan Rodriguez drove in two runs.
Top prospect SS Nick Gordon, who led off the game, went 2-for-6, driving in a run and scoring two runs. He also doubled.
The new SP Zack Littell, who the Twins got from the Yankees in the Jaime Garcia trade, made the start. He gave up five runs over 5. innings, but luckily, he got ALL the run support.
High-A: Ft. Myers Miracle 5, Jupiter Hammerheads 4
The Hammerheads scored first, tagging Miracle SP Sean Poppen for a run in the top of the first, but the Miracle came back with a miraculous four runs in the bottom of the first. It was, like, a Miracle.
Seriously. Poppen, who has been strong lately, only lasted 3.0 innings, giving up three runs. Luckily the Miracle batters were able to top that—particularly CF Tanner English and 1B Zander Wiel, who both homered in the bottom of the first.
Low-A: Cedar Rapids Kernels 4, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 0
Kernels SP Charlie Barnes was awesome yesterday, striking out seven batters over 5.0 scoreless innings. He only gave up two hits and a walk.
Barnes got run support from RF Shane Carrier, who hit TWO home runs. That’s damn nice.
Rookie League: Bluefield Blue Jays 8, Elizabethton Twins 3
The baby Twins scored two in the top of the 1st, and then the baby Blue Jays scored two in the top of the first to tie it up—but then the baby Twins lost.
Specifically, the baby Twins gave up five runs in the bottom of the 4th inning. That kind of buried them. FOUR of those weren’t even earned runs. Yuck. Gross—but that’s rookie ball for ya.
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