Trevor Plouffe! struggles in rehab. A big game for Oswaldo Arcia. A solid start in the Appalachian League for Jose Berrios. A report on yesterday’s games will come later this morning.
ROCHESTER 5, PAWTUCKET 3 IN ROCHESTER
Batting stars: Clete Thomas was 2-for-4. Chris Parmelee was 1-for-3 with a walk and a double.
Pitching stars: Pedro Hernandez threw six solid innings, giving up two runs on seven hits and no walks. Bobby Lanigan worked two shutout innings, walking one and striking out two.
Opposition stars: Che-Hsuan Lin was 3-for-3. Josh Fields struck out three in two perfect innings.
Key inning: The eighth. The score was tied at two. A single and a walk put two on with one out. Thomas singled to give the Red Wings the lead. A hit batsman loaded the bases and Wilkin Ramirez drove in an insurance run. A ground out scored another to put Rochester ahead 5-2.
Other: Trevor Plouffe! made his first rehab start, going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts…The Red Wings released pitcher Eric Hurley and placed Sean Burroughs on the disabled list with an back injury.
NEW BRITAIN 10, READING 6 IN NEW BRITAIN
Batting stars: Oswaldo Arcia was 3-for-3 with two walks, a double, and a home run (his seventh). He drove in four. Chris Herrmann was 2-for-3 with two walks and a three-run homer, his ninth. James Beresford was 2-for-3 with a double.
Pitching star: Blake Martin gave up two runs on five hits and two walks. He struck out five.
Opposition stars: Miguel Abreu was 3-for-4. Darin Ruf was 2-for-4 with a walk and a home run. Brandon Tripp was 2-for-4 with a double.
Key inning: The third. The Rock Cats led 4-2. A hit batsman and a single put runners on first and second. Beresford hit a one-out double to score one. A walk loaded the bases with two out. Arcia singled in two and Chris Colabello singled in one to put New Britain comfortably ahead.
ST. LUCIE 3, FORT MYERS 0 IN FORT MYERS
Batting stars: Lance Ray and Josmil Pinto were each 1-for-3 with a walk.
Pitching star: Ricky Bowen struck out four in three shutout innings, allowing three hits.
Opposition star: Jacob DeGrom worked seven strong innings, striking out eight while giving up one hit and three walks. John Church struck out three in two innings.
Key inning: The first. An error, a single, and a walk loaded the bases for the Mets. A sacrifice fly scored the first run of the game, and Rafael Fernandez singled to score another. That turned out to be as many runs as he needed.
Other: The Miracle had only four hits in the game.
PEORIA 5, BELOIT 3 IN BELOIT
Batting stars: Miguel Sano was 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles. JaDamion Williams was 1-for-3 with two walks.
Pitching star: Steven Gruver gave up one run on two hits and a walk while striking out three in 3.1 innings.
Opposition stars: Wes Darvill was 3-for-4 with a double. Jorge Soler hit a grand slam.
Key inning: The seventh. The Chiefs had led 4-3 since the third, but the Snappers had threatened a couple of times. Dustin Geiger led off the inning with a double, took third on a wild pitch, and scored on a single by Darvill to give Peoria an insurance run.
ELIZABETHTON 8, BRISTOL 0 IN BRISTOL
Batting stars: Max Kepler was 3-for-5 with a double. Jhonatan Arias was 3-for-5. Candido Pimentel was 2-for-4 with a walk and two doubles.
Pitching stars: Jose Berrios struck out five in four innings, allowing a hit and a walk. Travis Huber struck out two in two innings, giving up one hit. Luis Nunez struck out three in two perfect innings.
Opposition star: Jefferson Olacio allowed one run on three hits and three walks while striking out five in five innings.
Key inning: The fourth. In a scoreless tie, Niko Goodrum walked and scored on Kepler’s double to give the Twins a 1-0 lead. In the bottom of the inning, a single and a walk put two on with two out before a fly out ended the inning. That was the only inning in which the White Sox threatened.
Other: Four Elizabethton pitchers held Bristol to two hits.
GCL RED SOX 6, TWINS 3 AT TWINS
Batting stars: Bryan Santy was 2-for-3. Javier Pimentel was 2-for-4.
Pitching stars: Melciades De La Cruz struck out four in two shutout innings, allowing one hit. Alexander Muren worked two shutout innings, yielding only a walk.
Opposition stars: Mike Meyers was 2-for-3 with a walk and two doubles. Nick Moore was 2-for-3 with a walk and a home run. Francellis Montas struck out five in four shutout innings.
Key inning: The second. Trailing 1-0, the Red Sox scored four times. Meyers delivered a two-run double, one run scored on a ground out, and a Moore single drove in the fourth run of the inning.
DSL TWINS 8, CUBS1 5 AT CUBS1
Batting star: Dubal Baez was 2-for-2 with three walks and a double.
Pitching star: Jadison Jimenez threw two shutout innings, allowing one hit.
Opposition stars: Arnaldo Calero was 3-for-4. Miguel Rico was 3-for-5 with a double. Francisco Sanchez was 2-for-4 with a double and a home run.
Key inning: The seventh. After leading 5-2 and 6-4, the Twins lead had fallen to 6-5. Francis Mateo hit a two-out homer to make it 7-5. The lead was never seriously threatened again.