Triple-A: Rochester Red Wings 10, Pawtucket Red Sox 1
The Red Wings absolutely rocked the Red Sox in their final game of the regular season. Unfortunately for them, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs also won their gave against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, meaning the Red Wings just missed going to the Triple-A playoffs. Read more about the implications of this here.
In a weird sort of reverse September call up scenario, the Twins actually lent the Red Wings their pitchers for this game. SP Adalberto Mejia, on rehab assignment, started the game and gave up the Red Sox’s only run. He pitched 5.0 innings though, which is good, and should be making his way back to the Twins shortly.
The last 4.0 innings of the game were pitched by RP Dietrich Enns, who is also on rehab assignment. He gave up only four hits and a walk, and somehow technically got a save for his effort. Cool. Saves are a weird stat.
The Red Wings batters hit four sing-songs, accounting for seven of their ten runs. 3B Matt Hague led the way with not one, but two solo dingers, meaning he ends his season with ten home runs for the year. Recently promoted 1B Jonathan Rodriguez smashed a dinger as well, his first in Triple-A. Not to be forgotten, LF J.B. Shuck hit the biggest dong of the day, a nice three-run whopper in the 7th inning. Shuck also hit an RBI double in the game.
Though he didn’t hit any dingers, it was a good finale for CF Levi Michael as well. He went 3-for-5 with a run scored.
DH Robbie Grossman, on rehab assignment, went 1-for-3 with a run scored.
Double-A: Chattanooga Lookouts 2, Montgomery Biscuits 1
Yesterday’s game was a historic one for the Lookouts, as they were able to capture their 91st win—a modern-day team record.
A big part of the win was a great start by SP Ryan Eades. Eades, who has struggled a bit lately, was brilliant yesterday, throwing 5.0 shutout innings. He allowed just three hits and one walk. RP Randy Rosario was responsible for the Biscuits only run in the game, which was a solo shot by RF Joe McCarthy.
And the Lookouts scored in the bottom of the 1st inning to give Eades the early lead. It was a really fun one too, as RF Max Murphy walked in the run. The second run of the game was scored on a solo-shot by 1B Andy Wilkins, who also walked an amazing three times in the game.
This was the last regular season game for both teams, but both also made the Double-A postseason. In fact, the Biscuits don’t even have to go anywhere, because their first game is against the Lookouts on Wednesday.
High-A: Ft. Myers Miracle off
The Miracle played their last regular season game yesterday. They did make the playoffs, however, which start tomorrow against the Palm Beach Cardinals.
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Low-A: Beloit Snappers 3, Cedar Rapids Kernels 0
The last regular season game for the Kernels was obviously a bit of a clunker. The Kernels batters managed only six hits, and they were all singles. 1B Lewin Diaz did the most in the lineup, doing 2-for-3 and ending the season with a .292 batting average.
It wasn’t that SP Tyler Beardsley did poorly—he actually had a great start, giving up only one run over 6.0 innings. The bigger culprit was really RP Colton Davis, who gave up two runs in the bottom of the 8th inning.
Though, I guess, one run would have been enough for the win...
Anyway, the Kernels also made the postseason, so at least they have that to look forward to!
Rookie League: Elizabethton Twins off
No game today for the rookies, though they are still in their postseasontoo.
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