Luke Bard has a successful AAA debut. Felix Jorge has his third good game in a row. The Miracle get blanked. A big home run by Trey Cabbage. A big day for Rainis Silva. No offense for the GCL Twins.
ROCHESTER 6, COLUMBUS 2 IN ROCHESTER
The Clippers scored two in the first, but Daniel Palka delivered a two-out two-run double in the third to tie it. In the fourth, three singles loaded the bases and Zack Granite hit a two-out grand slam to provide the margin of victory. The only other Columbus threat came in the sixth, when they put men on first and third with two out.
Nik Turley struck out seven in five innings, giving up two runs on six hits and a walk to make his ERA 2.89 with 74 strikeouts in 62.1 innings. Luke Bard pitched two shutout innings in his AAA debut. Jake Reed pitched two shutout innings to drop his ERA to 1.31 with a WHIP of 0.87. Mitch Garver was 3-for-4 with a double. Tommy Field was 2-for-3 with a double. Matt Hague was 2-for-4 with a double. Granite was 1-for-4 with a home run (his fifth) and a walk and is batting .347.
JACKSON 3, CHATTANOOGA 0 IN CHATTANOOGA
Kevin Cron's RBI double got the Generals on the board in the third inning. It stayed 1-0 until the eighth, when Jackson added two more. The closest the Lookouts came to scoring was the sixth, when Edgar Corcino was thrown out trying to score from second on a Jonathan Rodriguez single. Chattanooga had eight hits but went 1-for-9 with men in scoring position.
Felix Jorge continues to pitch well. He went 7.2 innings and gave up three runs (two earned) on ten hits and a walk with three strikeouts. Nick Anderson pitched 1.1 scoreless innings to lower his ERA to 1.08 with a WHIP of 0.76 and 29 strikeouts in 25 innings. Corcino was 3-for-4 with a double and is batting .304. Rodriguez was 2-for-4 with a double and is batting .313. T. J. White was 2-for-4. Carlos Paulino was 0-for-4 and is batting .338.
PALM BEACH 6, FORT MYERS 0 IN PALM BEACH
Chris Chinea hit a two-run homer in the fourth to open the scoring. It stayed 2-0 until the seventh, when a walk was followed by five consecutive singles that produced four runs. The Miracle had only one hit through the first six innings and only four for the game. All were singles and they did not advance a man past first.
Brady Anderson pitched six innings, giving up four runs on six hits and a walk with one strikeout. Brandon Lopez was 2-for-4.
CEDAR RAPIDS 3, WISCONSIN 1 IN WISCONSIN
Christian Cavaness led off the game with a double and scored on a Hank Morrison single to give the Kernels a 1-0 lead. It remained 1-0 until the seventh, when Trey Cabbage hit a two-run homer. The Timber Rattlers got their only run on three consecutive two-out singles in the eighth. They had the tying run on base, but a ground out ended the inning. Wisconsin out-hit Cedar Rapids 9-5.
Bryan Sammons struck out eight in five shutout innings, giving up three hits and a walk. Evan Sanders struck out three in 2.1 scoreless innings. Hector Lujan pitched 1.1 scoreless innings to make his ERA 1.60 with a WHIP of 0.93. Cabbage was 2-for-3 and the home run was his second.
BLUEFIELD 7, ELIZABETHTON 5 IN BLUEFIELD (GAME 1--7 INNINGS)
The Blue Jays scored three in the first and four in the second to take a 7-0 lead. An error and three wild pitches helped them score their runs. The Twins scored two in the fourth, one in the fifth, and two in the sixth to get back into the game. They had men on second and third with two out in the sixth, but a line out ended the inning and all three batters struck out in the seventh.
Melvi Acosta pitched just two innings, allowing seven runs (five earned) on seven hits and three walks with no strikeouts. Juan Gamez pitched 3.1 scoreless innings. Rainis Silva was 2-for-2. Jose Miranda was 2-for-4 and is batting .301. Kolton Kendrick was 2-for-4. Akil Baddoo was 1-for-4 with a double and is batting .328. Andrew Bechtold was 1-for-4 and is batting .322.
ELIZABETHTON 12, BLUEFIELD 3 IN BLUEFIELD (GAME 2--7 INNINGS)
The Blue Jays scored single runs in the first two innings, but the Twins came back with five in the third to go into the lead to stay. Rainis Silva had a two-run single and Matt Albanese had a two-run double in the inning. Bluefield got another single run in the third to make it 5-3, but Elizabethton got two in the fourth, four in the fifth, and one in the sixth.
Nick Brown struck out seven in six innings, giving up three runs on five hits and three walks. Jovani Moran pitched a perfect inning to keep his ERA at zero with a WHIP of 0.80 and 25 strikeouts in 16.1 innings. Albanese was 4-for-4 with two doubles and is batting .302. Silva was 3-for-5 with a double and three RBIs and is batting .318. Carson Crites was 2-for-3 with a double and is batting .329. Andrew Bechtold was 2-for-4 with a walk and is batting .330. Andrew Cosgrove and Gorge Munoz were each 2-for-4. Akil Baddoo was 1-for-4 with a walk and three runs and is batting .323.
GCL ORIOLES 8, GCL TWINS 1 AT TWINS
Alexis Torres tripled and scored in the third. In the fifth, Willy Yahn hit a three-run double to cap a four-run inning that gave the Orioles a 5-0 lead. They added two in the seventh and one in the eighth. The lone Twins run came in the ninth on a two-out single by Jean Carlos Arias.
Michael Kohn started and struck out two in a perfect inning. His ERA is now 3.00 with a WHIP of 0.33 and 5 strikeouts in 3 innings. Ricky De La Torre was 2-for-5. Alex Robles was 1-for-4 and is batting .339. Arias was 1-for-4 with a walk and is batting .314.
DSL TWINS AT DSL YANKEES
9:30 DSL Angels at DSL Twins
11:00 GCL Twins at GCL Orioles
12:35 Columbus (Shawn Morimando, 10-7, 4.09) at Rochester (Hector Santiago, 1-1, 3.55)
5:30 Fort Myers (Lewis Thorpe, 3-4, 2.79) at Palm Beach (Connor Jones, 7-5, 4.06)
6:00 Greeneville (Jheyson Caraballo, 1-1, 3.66) at Elizabethton
Rochester trails Lehigh Valley by one game for the wild card.
Chattanooga is in the playoffs by winning the first half. They lead Montgomery by six games in the second half.
Fort Myers is in first place by 1.5 games over Jupiter.
Cedar Rapids is in the playoffs by finishing second in the first half.
Elizabethton is in first place by three games over Greeneville.
The GCL Twins are in first place by two games over the Orioles and the Red Sox.
The DSL Twins are in first place by 3.5 games over the Mets1.