If nothing unexpected happens, we may get caught up over the next couple of days.
A big day for Xavier Avery. The Lookouts needed to look out for the Blue Wahoos. Sam Gibbons pitched a complete game shutout for the Kernels. Jermaine Palacios keeps hitting for the E-Twins. A good game for Danny Feliz.
SYRACUSE 10, ROCHESTER 4 IN ROCHESTER
Batting stars: Xavier Avery was 3-for-4 with two runs and an RBI. James Beresford was 3-for-5 with a run. Reynaldo Rodriguez was 2-for-4 with a run.
Pitching star: Cole Johnson struck out two in two shutout innings, giving up four hits and no walks.
Opposition stars: Trea Turner was 4-for-5 with a two-run homer (his third) and three runs. Emmanuel Burriss was 4-for-5 with a walk and two runs. Rick Hague was 2-for-5 with a triple, scoring once and driving in one.
The game: The Red Wings only trailed 4-3 after three, but Turner hit a two-run homer in the fourth and it was all downhill from there. The Red Wings were never closer than three runs again, and when the Chiefs scored three in the eighth it was out of reach for sure.
Of note: Argenis Diaz was 1-for-5 with a double. Danny Ortiz was 0-for-4. Tyler Duffey struck out five in two innings, giving up a run on three hits and a walk, and then apparently received notice that he was going to the big leagues, as he was removed from the game.
PENSACOLA 8, CHATTANOOGA 1 IN CHATTANOOGA
Batting stars: None.
Pitching stars: Adrian Salcedo pitched a scoreless inning, giving up a walk. Matt Summers struck out two in two shutout innings, giving up a hit and a walk.
Opposition stars: Marquez Smith was 2-for-4 with two doubles and a walk, scoring three times and driving in two. Juan Duran was 3-for-5 with two doubles and four RBIs. Barrett Astin struck out nine in 7.2 innings, allowing one run on two hits and four walks.
The game: Two doubles led to two Blue Wahoos runs in the third. Four doubles produced three runs for the Blue Wahoos in the fifth. They got another double in the sixth, along with two singles, a walk, and a hit batsman, to score three more runs. The lone Lookouts run scored in the eighth on a Jorge Polanco RBI single.
Of note: Polanco was 1-for-4 with an RBI. D. J. Hicks was 0-for-3 with a walk. Adam Brett Walker II was 0-for-4. Kennys Vargas was 1-for-4. David Hurlbut pitched 4.2 innings, giving up five runs (four earned) on eleven hits and a walk with three strikeouts.
FORT MYERS AT DAYTONA
CEDAR RAPIDS 7, KANE COUNTY 0 IN KANE COUNTY
Batting stars: Alex Real was 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs. Brett Doe was 1-for-4 with a walk, scoring once and driving in two. Rafael P. Valera was 2-for-4 with two runs.
Pitching star: Sam Gibbons struck out nine in a nine-inning complete game shutout, giving up four hits and a walk.
Opposition stars: Ildemaro Vargas was 2-for-4. Myles Smith struck out three in three perfect innings.
The game: Two runs scored on an error in the third to begin the scoring. Real's two-run double capped a three-run fifth that made it 5-0. The Kernels closed out the scoring with two in the ninth. The Cougars only twice got a man as far as second and never got one to third.
Of note: Tanner English was 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Nick Gordon was 1-for-4 with a walk and two runs. Edgar Corcino was 0-for-5. Zack Larson was 0-for-2 with three walks and a run.
ELIZABETHTON 12, BURLINGTON 5 IN ELIZABETHTON
Batting stars: Jermaine Palacios was 3-for-5 with a double, scoring twice and driving in two. Daniel Kihle was 2-for-3 with a triple and a walk, scoring three times and driving in one. Chris Paul was 3-for-5 with a double and three RBIs.
Pitching stars: Dereck Rodriguez struck out seven in six innings, giving up four runs (one earned) on four hits and two walks. C. K. Irby struck out four in three innings, giving up one run on three hits and no walks.
Opposition stars: Brian Bien was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Austin Bailey was 2-for-4 with a double and a run. Colton Frabasilio was 1-for-3 with a double and two runs.
The game: Three errors led to a five-run third for the Twins, giving them a 5-1 lead. The Royals came back with three in the fourth to cut the lead to 5-4. The Twins took over from there. Kihle had an RBI triple in the sixth and scored later in the inning to make it 7-4. The Twins added two in the seventh and three in the eighth and it was all over.
Of note: LaMonte Wade was 1-for-4 with a walk and a run. Travis Blankenhorn was 1-for-5 with an RBI.
GCL TWINS AT GCL RED SOX
Postponed: wet grounds.
DSL ROJOS 7, DSL TWINS 2 AT ROJOS
Batting stars: Yeltsin Encarnacion was 1-for-2 with two walks. Antonio Tovar was 1-for-2 with a walk and an RBI.
Pitching star: Danny Feliz pitched five innings, giving up one run on two hits and two walks with two strikeouts.
Opposition stars: Mariel Bautista was 1-for-3 with a double and a walk, scoring twice and driving in three. Benjamin Alegria was 3-for-4 with a walk, scoring once and driving in two. Jhon De Jesus struck out five in five shutout innings, allowing three hits and two walks.
The game: Leading 1-0, the Rojos scored four runs in the sixth to put the game out of reach. Bautista had a three-run double in the inning. The Twins never got closer than four runs after that.
Of note: Emmanuel Morel was 1-for-4 with a walk. Jean Carlos Arias was 1-for-4.