Chris Parmelee has nothing to learn in Rochester. Byron Buxton clears the Mendoza line. And, a J. C. Romero sighting!
ROCHESTER 7, COLUMBUS 2 AT COLUMBUS
Batting stars: Pedro Florimon and Chris Parmelee were each 3-for-5. Rene Rivera walked and hit a grand slam, his eighth homer of the season.
Pitching stars: Esmerling Vasquez struck out six in six innings, giving up two runs on four hits and a walk. Kyle Waldrop worked three perfect innings of relief, striking out two.
Opposition stars: J. C. Romero retired all four batters he faced.
Key inning: The fourth. The Red Wings led 2-1. Eduardo Escobar led off the inning with an infield single. Wilkin Ramirez walked and Brian Dinkelman got a bunt single, loading the bases with none out. Rivera followed with a grand slam and put the game out of reach early.
Other: Rivera’s slam was the only one of the fourteen Rochester hits that went for extra bases.
DAYTONA 8, FORT MYERS 4 IN DAYTONA
Batting stars: Levi Michael was 2-for-4. Anderson Hidalgo was 1-for-3 with a double and a walk, driving in three.
Pitching stars: Miguel Munoz struck out four in three shutout innings, allowing two hits and a walk.
Opposition stars: Rubi Silva was 3-for-5. John Andreoli was 2-for-3 with two walks. P. J. Francescon struck out six in six shutout innings, giving up three hits and a walk.
Key inning: The first. The Cubs jumped out to a 3-0 lead. A single, a stolen base, and an error scored the first run. With two out, three consecutive singles plated two more runs.
BELOIT 5, PEORIA 3 AT PEORIA
Batting stars: Adam Pettersen was 2-for-3 with a double. Miguel Sano was 2-for-4. Stephen Wickens walked and hit a home run, his first.
Pitching stars: Jason Wheeler allowed one run in five innings on six hits and two walks. Corey Williams struck out two in two shutout innings, giving up one hit.
Opposition stars: Pin-Chieh Chen was 4-for-5. Mike DeVoss was 2-for-4 with a home run. Austin Reed worked two shutout innings.
Key inning: The eighth. The Snappers trailed 3-2. Pettersen led off with a double. Nate Roberts reached on a sacrifice bunt, and an error tied the game. Sano singled to drive in the go-ahead run. Following a bunt, Matthew Koch brought in an insurance run with a sacrifice fly.
ELIZABETHTON 5, BRISTOL 3 IN BRISTOL
Batting stars: Jorge Polanco was 3-for-4 with a home run, his first. Candido Pimentel was 2-for-5 with a double.
Pitching star: Corey Kimes pitched five shutout innings, allowing three hits and a walk.
Opposition star: Zach Stoner was 3-for-4 with a double. Eric Grabe hit a three-run homer.
Key inning: The eighth. The score was tied at three. Travis Harrison doubled, went to third on a fly ball, and scored on a wild pitch to give the Twins the lead. In the bottom of the inning, the White Sox put runners on first and third with two out, but Luke Bard struck out Jose Barraza to end the inning.
GCL TWINS 3, RAYS 1 AT TWINS
Batting stars: Zach Larson was 2-for-3. Byron Buxton was 1-for-3 with a double and a walk.
Pitching stars: Starter Yorman Landa struck out three in four shutout innings, allowing three hits and a walk. Kuo Hua Lo struck out four in 3.2 innings, giving up one run on five hits. Melciades De La Cruz retired all four batters he faced, striking out two.
Opposition stars: Leopoldo Correa was 3-for-4 with two doubles. Armando Araiza was 2-for-4. Geisel De La Cruz allowed two runs on four hits and a walk in five innings.
Key inning: The eighth. The Twins led 2-1. The Rays got a leadoff double, but could not tie the score. In the bottom of the inning, Buxton hit a leadoff double, took third on a bunt, and scored on a ground out to give the Twins an insurance run.
Other: Buxton is hitting .300 (9-for-30) with three doubles, a triple, and three home runs in his last ten games. He has finally pushed his season average over the Mendoza line at .203.
DSL TWINS 6, REDS 4 AT REDS
Batting stars: Ernesto Ciprian was 2-for-3 with a triple. Adonis Pacheco was 2-for-5 with a triple.
Pitching star: Edgar Martinez struck out three in two shutout innings, allowing three hits.
Opposition stars: Ronald Bueno was 3-for-5. Rusbel Farinez was 2-for-3.
Key inning: The ninth. The Twins trailed 4-3. Luis Gonzalez, Joel Polanco, and Jorge Andrade all singled to tie the score. Two errors then led to two more runs and a lead the Twins would not relinquish.
Other: Each team made four errors. The Reds were 1-for-16 with runners in scoring position.
9:30 DSL Reds at Twins
11:00 GCL Twins at Rays
11:05 Rochester at Columbus Eric Hurley v. Roberto Hernandez
6:00 Elizabethton at Bristol Ricardo Arevalo v. Jake Cose
6:05 New Britain at Bowie Blake Martin v. Zach Clark
6:05 Fort Myers at Daytona Tom Stuifbergen v. TBA
7:00 Kane County at Beloit Kyle Zimmer v. David Hurlbut