A home run barrage sinks the Red Wings. Early runs carry the Lookouts. An early grand slam leads the Miracle. A big inning puts the Kernels on top. A big comeback drops the DSL Twins.
SYRACUSE 8, ROCHESTER 6 IN ROCHESTER
Home runs by Clint Robinson, Joey Butler, and Irving Falu led to a five-run second that put the Chiefs up 5-1. Brandon Snyder hit a three-run homer in the fifth to make it 8-1. The Red Wings came back with five in the bottom of the fifth to get back into the game. There was no one big hit in the inning, as they got a double, four singles, a walk, and a hit batsman. They left the tying run on base, however, and they would never get him there again.
It was a rough night for Yohan Pino, who lasted only 1.2 innings and gave up five runs on eight hits and no walks with no strikeouts. The pitching star was Kam Mickolio, who pitched four perfect innings of relief with one strikeout. Matt Hague was 3-for-5 to lead the offense. Mitch Garver hit a home run, his fifth. Zack Granite was 1-for-2 with three walks, breaking his string of eight consecutive multi-hit games but raising his average to .313.
CHATTANOOGA 6, MONTGOMERY 3 IN MONTGOMERY
The Lookouts scored single runs in the first and second and Ryan Strausborger hit a two-run homer in the third to give them a 4-0 lead. Riley Unroe hit a two-run double in the fourth and Grant Kay homered in the fifth to cut the lead to 4-3. It stayed there until the ninth, when Chattanooga got a couple of insurance runs on T. J. White's two-run single.
Stephen Gonsalves struck out six in five innings but gave up three runs on five hits and two walks. Nick Anderson struck out two in two perfect innings of relief. John Curtiss pitched two shutout innings of relief with three strikeouts, keeping his ERA at zero through 22 innings (19 appearances) with 32 strikeouts, 11 hits, and 10 walks (0.95 WHIP). White was 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs. Strausborger was 2-for-5 with a home run. Nick Gordon was 1-for-3 with two walks to make his average .309. Edgar Corcino was 1-for-3 with a double and a walk and is batting .300.
FORT MYERS 5, TAMPA 1 IN FORT MYERS
Nelson Molina hit a grand slam in the first inning and that was all the Miracle needed. The scored another anyway, in the second, on an Alex Perez double. The lone Yankee run came in the seventh when Trey Amburgey homered.
Lachlan Wells had his first good start in almost four weeks, striking out six in 6.2 innings while giving up one run on five hits and no walks. Jonny Drozd pitched 2.1 scoreless innings. Perez was 2-for-4 with a double. Molina's home run was his third.
CEDAR RAPIDS 5, BURLINGTON 3 IN CEDAR RAPIDS
The Bees scored two in the first to take an early 2-0 lead. Jaylin Davis doubled home a run in the fourth to cut it to 2-1 and a four-run sixth put the Kernels in the lead to stay. Caleb Hamilton and Davis both homered in the inning. Burlington got one run back in the seventh and put the tying run on base in the eighth.
Eduardo Del Rosario, who has been up and down all year, was up in this one, going six innings and giving up two runs on six hits and a walk with four strikeouts. Alex Robinson and Hector Lujan each pitched a scoreless inning, with Lujan dropping his ERA to 2.22.
DSL PHILLIES RED 11, DSL TWINS 8 AT TWINS
Felix Reyes had a two-run double in a four-run first. The Twins built an 8-0 lead after three. From then on, though, it was all Phillies Red. They scored three in the fifth and two in the sixth, helped by two walks and two hit batsmen in the latter inning, to cut the lead to 8-5. They then scored six in the eighth to take the lead. The Twins did not get the tying run up to bat.
Luis Gil pitched three shutout innings, keeping his ERA at zero through six innings. Luis Bellorin struck out five in two shutout innings, giving him a zero ERA with ten strikeouts and one walk in five innings. Fredderi Soto pitched 1.1 scoreless innings to lower his ERA to 1.23 in 7.1 innings. Francisco Martinez was 2-for-3 with a double and a walk. Jesus Feliz was 2-for-4 with a double. Alberoni Nunez was 2-for-5 and is batting .400 through 20 at-bats. Juan Martinez was 0-for-3 with a walk and is batting .429. Victor Heredia hit a home run.
12:35 Syracuse (Dustin Antolin,2-1, 4.97) at Rochester
2:05 Burlington (Joe Gatto, 2-5, 4.02) at Cedar Rapids (Max Cordy, 0-2, 4.32)
5:35 Chattanooga (Matt Tracy, 3-4, 3.88) at Montgomery (Mike Franco, 5-0, 2.39)