A good first rehab start for Adalberto Mejia. The Lookouts are blanked. Chris Paul hits a big home run. Big days for Tyler Wells and Royce Lewis. Akil Baddoo just keeps hitting. A fine game for Carlos Suniaga.
SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE 8, ROCHESTER 4 AT SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE
Ji-Man Choi had a two-run double in a four-run fourth that put the RailRiders up 4-0. Niko Goodrum had a two-run triple in the sixth and scored on a sacrifice fly to cut the margin to 4-3, but S/W-B came back with four more in the seventh to put the game out of reach. Tyler Austin hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning.
Adalberto Mejia had a successful rehab appearance, striking out four in three shutout innings while giving up two hits and a walk. He threw 36 pitches. Jake Reed struck out three in 2.1 scoreless innings to drop his ERA to 1.82. J. B. Shuck was 2-for-5.
JACKSON 4, CHATTANOOGA 0 IN JACKSON
Galli Cribbs opened the scoring with an RBI single in the second. The Generals added two in the sixth and got a run-scoring single from Jamie Westbrook in the eighth. The Lookouts only once got a man as far as third base, putting men on second and third with two out in the fourth inning.
Ryan Eades pitched four innings, giving up one run on four hits and one walk with no strikeouts. LaMonte Wade was 2-for-4. Jonathan Rodriguez was 1-for-3 with a double and a walk and is batting .309.
FORT MYERS 4, ST. LUCIE 3 IN ST. LUCIE (10 INNINGS)
Chris Paul hit a three-run homer in the third to put the Miracle ahead 3-0. The Mets scored two in the fourth and Ian Strom homered in the fifth to tie it 3-3. St. Lucie had all kinds of chances--they left the bases loaded in the fifth, got a runner thrown out at the plate in the sixth, and hit into a triple play in the seventh. In the tenth, Tanner English singled, was bunted to second, took third on a passed ball, and scored on a sacrifice fly with what turned out to be the winning run.
Clark Beeker struck out five in five innings, giving up three runs on six hits and three walks. Alex Robinson pitched two shutout innings. Tyler Jay struck out two in two shutout innings to keep his ERA at zero with a WHIP of 0.25 and 5 strikeouts in 4 innings. Michael Kohn pitched a scoreless inning to keep his ERA at zero with 10 strikeouts in 7 innings. Zander Weil was 2-for-4 with a double. Paul was 2-for-5 with his fourth home run and three RBIs and is batting .333.
CEDAR RAPIDS 11, BURLINGTON 1 IN CEDAR RAPIDS
Brandon Sandoval had an RBI single in the top of the first, but the Kernels responded with seven in the bottom of the first to put the game out of reach early. Trey Cabbage had a three-run double in the inning. Travis Blankenhorn hit a two-run homer in the fourth and Cedar Rapids added two more runs in the eighth.
Tyler Watson struck out six in five innings, giving up one run on three hits and three walks. Max Cordy and Evan Sanders each pitched two shutout innings of relief. Royce Lewis was 3-for-4 with a triple and a walk, scoring three times. He is batting .339. Ben Rortvedt was 3-for-4 with a double. Jimmy Kerrigan was 2-for-4. Cabbage was 2-for-5 with a double and three RBIs. Blankenhorn was 2-for-5 with a home run (his thirteenth) and five RBIs. Aaron Whitefield was 2-for-5.
ELIZABETHTON 7, KINGSPORT 3 IN KINGSPORT
Akil Baddoo tripled and scored in the first and Gorge Munoz homered in the third to give the Twins a 2-0 lead. The Mets got one in the bottom of the third, but RBI singles by Andrew Bechtold and T. J. White in the fourth made it 4-1. It was 4-2 after five, but the Twins got three in the sixth to put the game out of reach. Baddoo had another big hit, a two-run double, in the inning.
Ryley Widell struck out eight in four innings, giving up two runs on five hits and four walks. He threw 80 pitches, his ERA is 2.43, and he has 41 strikeouts in 29.2 innings. He also has 20 walks in those innings. Christian Broussard pitched a scoreless inning. Calvin Faucher pitched a perfect inning to lower his ERA to 1.23 with a WHIP of 0.95 and 13 strikeouts in 7.1 innings. Rainis Silva was 4-for-4 with a walk and is batting .356. Munoz was 2-for-4 with a home run. Baddoo was 2-for-5 with a double and a triple. His line is .361/.484/.590. Bechtold was 2-for-5. Carson Crites was 1-for-5 and is batting .300.
GCL TWINS 3, GCL RAYS 1 AT RAYS
There was no score until the eighth. An error and a single put men on first and third, a ground out scored one run, and an Alex Robles single brought home the second to put the Twins up 2-0. The Rays got one back in the bottom of the eighth, but the potential tying run was thrown out trying to score from first on a single. Another error brought home an insurance run in the ninth. There were seven errors in the game, four by the Rays and three by the Twins.
Carlos Suniaga pitched six shutout innings, giving up two hits and no walks with two strikeouts. His ERA is 1.69. Ricky De La Torre was 2-for-4 with a walk. Robles was 1-for-4 and is batting .318. Jean Carlos Arias was 1-for-5 and is batting .302.
No game scheduled.
9:00 GCL Rays at GCL Twins
9:30 DSL Dodgers2 at DSL Twins
5:30 Elizabethton at Kingsport (Brian Campusano, 0-2, 3.65)
5:30 Fort Myers (Lewis Thorpe, 3-4, 2.83) at Jupiter (Ben Meyer, 3-3, 2.10)
6:05 Rochester (David Hurlbut, 9-8, 3.55) at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Chance Adams, 11-4, 2.63)
6:15 Montgomery (Edwin Fierro, 6-3, 2.96) at Chattanooga
6:35 Burlington (Luis Madero, 1-2, 6.14) at Cedar Rapids (Tyler Wells, 5-3, 2.21)
Rochester is in first place in the wild card race, leading Lehigh Valley by two games. Their magic number is four.
Chattanooga qualified for the playoffs by winning the first half. They are first place in the second half, leading Montgomery by five games. Their magic number is one.
Fort Myers is in first place in the second half, leading Charlotte by four games. Their magic number is one.
Cedar Rapids qualified for the playoffs by finishing second in the first half. They are in third place in the second half, trailing Peoria by one game.
Elizabethton has clinched their division. They lead both Greeneville and Johnson City by 7.5 games.
The GCL Twins have clinched their division. They lead the GCL Orioles by 7.5 games.
The DSL Twins won their division and received a first-round bye in the playoffs. They play the DSL Dodgers2 in the second round, which begins today.