Wilkin Ramirez hits a walkoff homer for the Red Wings. Caleb Thielbar has a successful AAA debut. Elizabethton gets its first win.
ROCHESTER 7, DURHAM 6 IN ROCHESTER
Batting stars: Brian Dinkelman was 3-for-4. Wilkin Ramirez was 2-for-5 with a walkoff home run, his fifth. Matt Carson was 2-for-4 with a home run, his fifth.
Pitching star: Caleb Thielbar worked 1.2 scoreless innings in his AAA debut, giving up only one hit.
Opposition stars: Cole Figueroa was 4-for-4 with a triple and scored three times. Henry Wrigley was 3-for-4. Chris Gimenez was 2-for-4 with a home run.
Key inning: The ninth. In the top of the ninth, the Bulls scored twice to take a 6-5 lead. In the bottom of the ninth, Tsuyoshi Nishioka led off the bottom of the ninth with a double. Pedro Florimon sacrificed him to third, and Ramirez followed with the walkoff homer. So, once again, we see that a bunt was the key to a rally, while a home run killed the rally.
Other: Carlos Gutierrez and Lester Oliveros were placed on the seven day disabled list. Thielbar and Bobby Lanigan were promoted from New Britain.
ALTOONA 9, NEW BRITAIN 4 IN ALTOONA
Batting stars: Aaron Hicks was 3-for-5 with a double and a triple. Chris Colabello was 2-for-4 with a double.
Pitching stars: Daniel Turpen and Bruce Pugh each pitched a perfect inning, with Turpen striking out one and Pugh fanning two.
Opposition stars: Jarek Cunningham was 2-for-3 with a double and a walk. Quincy Latimore hit a three run homer. Nathan Baker retired all six batters he faced, four by strikeout.
Key inning: The fourth. Trailing 4-0, the Rock Cats scored once to give hope that they might get back into the game. That hope was quickly extinguished when the Curve scored four times in the bottom of the inning. The big hit of the inning was a three run homer by Robbie Grossman.
FORT MYERS 7, JUPITER 3 IN JUPITER
Batting stars: Kyle Knudson was 3-for-5. Daniel Rams and Andy Leer were each 2-for-4 with a double.
Pitching stars: Madison Boer lasted five innings, allowing two runs on five hits and three walks while striking out four. Ricky Bowen worked 1.2 scoreless innings, giving up a hit and a walk while striking out two.
Opposition stars: Christian Yelich was 3-for-5 with a double. Jacob Realmuto was 2-for-5.
Key inning: The third. Leading 2-0, the Miracle had two out and none on. Two singles and two doubles then plated three runs. A two run double by Leer capped off the rally.
MIDWEST LEAGUE EAST ALL-STARS 18, MIDWEST LEAGUE WEST ALL-STARS 2
Jonathan Goncalves was 1-for-2, scoring once and driving in one. Miguel Sano was 0-for-1 with a walk. Jairo Rodriguez was 0-for-1 with a walk. Michael Tonkin gave up a hit in a third of an inning. A. J. Achter allowed a hit and struck out two in two-thirds of an inning. Jason Wheeler retired both batters he faced.
ELIZABETHTON 10, DANVILLE 0 IN DANVILLE
Batting stars: Rory Rhodes was 3-for-5 with a triple. Niko Goodrum was 2-for-5 with two triples, driving in three. Michael Quesada was 2-for-4 with two doubles.
Pitching stars: Ricardo Arevalo struck out four in five innings, giving up three hits and a walk. Dallas Gallant struck out two in two innings, allowing one hit.
Opposition stars: Carlos Franco and Casey Kalenkosky each went 2-for-4. Zach Jadofsky fanned three in 2.1 scoreless innings.
Key inning: The fifth. Leading 2-0, the Twins came up with five runs to put the game out of reach. Three of the runs came on a bases loaded triple by Goodrum.
Other: Whenever the Twins play in Danville, I wonder whether Phineas and Ferb are at the game.
GCL TWINS 6, RAYS 2 AT TWINS
Batting stars: Aderlin Mejia was 3-for-4 with a double. Bryan Haar was 2-for-3 with a double and a walk.
Pitching stars: Starter Josue Montanez struck out five in three hitless innings, walking two. Hung Yi Chen and Trent Higginbotham each threw two shutout innings, each allowing a hit and a walk.
Opposition stars: Johnny Eierman was 2-for-4 with a double and a walk. Cesar Perez was 2-for-5.
Key inning: The third. Leading 1-0, the Twins scored four times. Haar delivered a two run single. The Rays made two errors in the inning.
Other: The teams combined for five errors, three by the Rays.
DSL TWINS 3, ORIOLES 1 AT ORIOLES
Batting star: Engelb Vielma was 2-for-3 with a double and a walk.
Pitching stars: Miguel Gonzalez gave up only an unearned run on three hits and a walk while striking out three in four innings. Jadison Jimenez allowed two hits and a walk in three shutout innings. Edgar Martinez struck out two, giving up a hit and a walk, in two shutout innings.
Opposition stars: Rochendrick Alexander was 2-for-4 with a double. Alexander Mercedes was 2-for-4. Miguel Garcia allowed two runs on three hits and four walks in six innings.
Key inning: The third. Trailing 1-0, the Twins used Twins Baseball to take the lead. A single, a walk, and a sacrifice bunt put runners on second and third with one out. Vielma singled to score one and put runners on first and third. Vielma was then thrown out trying to steal second, but on the throw, Gabriel A. Ynfante scored the go-ahead run.
9:30 DSL Cubs1 at Twins
11:00 GCL Twins at Rays
12:05 Durham at Rochester Matt Torra v. Matt Maloney
5:30 Fort Myers at St. Lucie Pat Dean v. Yohan Almonte
6:00 New Britain at Altoona TBA v. Kyle McPherson
6:00 Elizabethton at Danville Corey Kimes v. TBA