Kennys Vargas hits a big homer to lead the Red Wings. Brent Rooker and Jimmy Kerrigan hit big homers to lead the Lookouts, with Lewis Thorpe pitching well. Ben Rortvedt has a big game in a Miracle loss. Jacob Pearson's grand slam carries the Kernels as Trevor Larnach makes an impressive debut. Ricky De La Torre delivers the big hit for the E-Twins. Estamy Urena comes through for the GCL Twins. A no-good, very bad day for the DSL Twins.
ROCHESTER 6, TOLEDO 4 IN ROCHESTER
The Mud Hens led 4-0 after three. The Red Wings got within 4-3, then Kennys Vargas hit a two-run homer to put them in front to stay. Nick Gordon singled in an insurance run in the eighth.
Gordon was 3-for-4 with a walk and two runs. Vargas was 2-for-3 with a two-run homer, his fourteenth. Juan Graterol was 2-for-4 with a double and is batting .300. Edgar Corcino was 2-for-4 with a double.
Nick Anderson was the opener, and it didn't go well. He pitched a third of an inning, allowing three runs on four hits and a walk and striking out one. Chase De Jong pitched 5.2 innings, giving up one run on three hits and three walks and striking out five. Tyler Duffey struck out four in two shutout innings, giving up one hit. His ERA is 2.72. Alan Busenitz pitched a perfect inning and his ERA is 2.61.
CHATTANOOGA 5, JACKSON 3 IN CHATTANOOGA
Brent Rooker homered in the fifth to give the Lookouts a 3-1 lead. Jimmy Kerrigan hit a two-run homer in the sixth to make it 5-1. The Generals scored two in the ninth but did not get the tying run on base.
Kerrigan was 3-for-3 with two doubles and a walk in addition to the two-run homer, his fourth. Zander Wiel was 3-for-4 with a walk and two RBIs. He is batting .317. Luis Arraez was 2-for-4. Jaylin Davis was 1-for-4 and is batting .309.
Lewis Thorpe struck out six in five innings, giving up one run on three hits and three walks. Andrew Vasquez struck out three in two shutout innings, giving up a walk. His ERA is 1.38.
LAKELAND 5, FORT MYERS 1 IN LAKELAND
The Flying Tigers scored three runs in the first and never trailed. The lone Miracle run came in the second on a sacrifice fly.
Ben Rortvedt was 3-for-4 with three doubles. Taylor Grzelakowski was 2-for-4 and is batting .300. Alex Kirilloff was 1-for-4 and is batting .365. Royce Lewis was 0-for-4 with a walk and is batting .309.
Clark Beeker pitched six innings, giving up five runs (four earned) on ten hits and no walks and striking out four. Adam Bray pitched two shutout innings, giving up four hits and striking out one. His ERA is 1.11.
CEDAR RAPIDS 6, CLINTON 3 IN CLINTON
Jacob Pearson hit a grand slam in the seventh to break a 2-2 tie. Ariel Sandoval homered in the ninth but the LumberKings did not threaten to get back into the game.
Trevor Larnach was 3-for-4 with a double and a walk in his Class A debut. Michael Helman was 3-for-5 and is batting .556. Pearson was 2-for-5 and the grand slam was his fifth homer of the season. Akil Baddoo was 1-for-5 with a home run (his tenth) and two runs.
Tyler Watson pitched five innings, giving up two runs on two hits and four walks and striking out four. Melvi Acosta pitched a scoreless inning, giving up a hit and a walk and striking out one. His ERA is 2.45. Jose Martinez pitched three innings, giving up one run on one hit and striking out two.
ELIZABETHTON 4, KINGSPORT 3 IN ELIZABETHTON
The Mets led 3-0, but the Twins scored two in the third. It stayed 3-2 until the ninth. The first two Elizabethton batters went out. A single, a walk, a wild pitch, and an intentional walk loaded the bases. Ricky De La Torre then delivered a two-run single to give the Twins the victory.
Lean Marrero was 2-for-4 with a double. De La Torre was 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Trevor Casanova was 1-for-4 and is batting .318. Alex Robles was 1-for-4 and is batting .314. Jean Carlos Arias made his Elizabethton debut and was 0-for-4.
Tyler Palm pitched five innings, giving up three runs on eight hits and no walks and striking out four. J. T. Perez made his Elizabethton debut, striking out three in 1.2 scoreless innings and giving up three hits and a walk. Johan Quezada struck out three in 2.1 scoreless innings, giving up two hits. His ERA is 2.43.
GCL TWINS 5, GCL RAYS 3 AT TWINS
Estamy Urena tripled and scored in the sixth to give the Twins a 4-3 lead and three consecutive singles in the seventh provided an insurance run.
Agustin Marte was 3-for-5 with a home run (his second), scoring twice and driving in two. Urena was 2-for-4 with a triple and two runs. Tyler Webb was 1-for-4 and is batting .357.
Tyler Benninghoff pitched five innings, giving up three runs (one earned) on three hits and two walks and striking out two. Steven Cruz struck out four in two shutout innings, giving up a hit and a walk. His ERA is 2.95. Michael Montero pitched two shutout innings, giving up a hit and a walk.
DSL CARDINALS BLUE 12, DSL TWINS 4 AT TWINS (GAME 1--7 INNINGS)
The Twins scored one in the first to take a 1-0 lead, but it was all downhill from there. The Cardinals scored in five of the seven innings and had multiple runs in four of them.
Luis Milla was 3-for-4 and is batting .318. Victor Heredia was 1-for-4 and is batting .342.
Jose Bermudez struck out four in three innings, allowing five runs (three earned) on five hits and a walk.
DSL CARDINALS BLUE 17, DSL TWINS 2 AT CARDINALS (GAME 2--7 INNINGS)
The Cardinals scored in each of the six innings they batted and had multiple runs in all but one. They led 13-0 before the Twins got on the board.
Ruben Santana was 1-for-3 with a triple and is batting .303.
Cristian Castro struck out three in 1.2 innings, but allowed eight runs (seven earned) on six hits and three walks.
9:00 GCL Twins at GCL Rays
5:31 Fort Myers (Brusdar Graterol, 3-2, 4.22) at Florida (Tucker Davidson, 6-9, 4.72)*
6:00 Bluefield at Elizabethton
6:05 Toledo (Artie Lewicki, 5-6, 4.67) at Rochester (Stephen Gonsalves, 7-3, 3.06)
6:15 Jackson (Taylor Widener, 4-5, 2.64) at Chattanooga (Tyler Wells, 0-0, 0.00)
6:30 Cedar Rapids (Randy Dobnak, 7-4, 3.54) at Clinton (Clay Chandler, 6-3, 3.81)
*I assume the 5:31 (6:31 local time) start time has to do with some sort of promotion.