A good day for Jimmy Kerrigan. Alex Kirilloff keeps hitting. A fine game for Jhoan Duran. A big game for Alex Robles. Donny Breek pitches well. The DSL Twins are eliminated.
SYRACUSE 3, ROCHESTER 0 IN SYRACUSE
Yadiel Hernandez homered in the second and Chris Dominguez had a two-run single in the eighth. The Red Wings had just four hits.
Juan Graterol was 0-for-3 with a walk and is batting .304.
Chase De Jong pitched 6.1 innings, giving up three runs on six hits and a walk and striking out four. Jake Reed pitched 1.2 perfect innings, striking out one. His ERA is 2.03.
CHATTANOOGA 4, JACKSONVILLE 3 IN CHATTANOOGA
The Lookouts scored three in the first, but it was 3-3 through three. A sacrifice fly brought home the deciding run in the sixth.
Jimmy Kerrigan was 3-for-4. Jaylin Davis was 2-for-4 with two doubles. Tanner English was 2-for-4 with a double. Luis Arraez was 1-for-4 with a home run (his second) and two RBIs. He is batting .302.
Jorge Alcala pitched five innings, giving up three runs on five hits and four walks and striking out four. Sam Clay struck out four in two shutout innings, giving up one hit. Devin Smeltzer struck out four in two shutout innings, giving up two hits.
FORT MYERS 3, ST. LUCIE 2 IN ST. LUCIE
The Miracle scored single runs in the third, fourth, and eighth to take a 3-1 lead. The Mets got within one in the eighth but did not get the tying run past first base.
Ernie De La Trinidad was 2-for-4 and is batting .333. Alex Kirilloff was 2-for-5 and is batting .363. Taylor Grzelakowski was 2-for-5 and is batting .308.
Charlie Barnes pitched five innings, giving up one run on five hits and one walk and striking out two. His ERA is 2.93. Ryan Mason pitched three innings, giving up one run on two hits and striking out two. Hector Lujan struck out two in a perfect inning. His ERA is 2.54.
CEDAR RAPIDS 3, KANE COUNTY 1 IN CEDAR RAPIDS
Michael Helman homered in the first and Michael Davis hit a two-run single in the seventh. The Cougars scored their lone run in the eighth on a balk.
Ben Rodriguez was 2-for-3 with a walk. Helman was 2-for-4 with a home run (his second) and is batting .366.
Jhoan Duran struck out ten in 6.2 scoreless innings, giving up one hit and three walks.
ELIZABETHTON 7, BRISTOL 3 IN BRISTOL
Leading 4-3, the Twins scored three in the eighth to put the game out of reach. The runs scored on two sacrifice flies and an error.
Alex Robles was 4-for-5 with a double and is batting .302. Trevor Casanova was 3-for-4 with a home run (his third) and a walk, scoring twice. He is batting .326. DaShawn Keirsey was 1-for-5 and is batting .301.
Austin Schulfer pitched five innings, giving up three unearned runs on six hits and three walks and striking out four. His ERA is 1.62. J. T. Perez struck out four in 2.1 scoreless innings, giving up a hit and a walk. Blair Lasko pitched 1.1 scoreless innings, walking one and striking out one.
GCL TWINS 7, GCL RED SOX 1 AT RED SOX
Tyler Webb hit a two-run double in the first and the Twins never trailed. It was 2-1 after two, but the Twins put up a fence post in the third, fourth, fifth, eighth, and ninth.
Yeison Perez was 2-for-2 with a double. Charles Mack was 2-for-4 with a double. Willie Joe Garry, Jr. was 2-for-5 with a double. Shane Carrier was 1-for-4 with a walk and two runs. He is batting .385 in a rehab assignment. Webb was 1-for-3 with a double and a walk, driving in two. He is batting .300.
Donny Breek pitched five innings, giving up one run on three hits two walks and striking out four. His ERA is 2.89. Osiris German pitched a scoreless inning, giving up a hit and a walk and striking out one. His ERA is 2.57. Junior Navas struck out two in two shutout innings, giving up one hit. His ERA is 1.38. Frandy Torres pitched a scoreless inning, giving up a hit and striking out one.
DSL CARDINALS BLUE 2, DSL TWINS 1 AT TWINS
Back-to-back doubles with two out in the ninth brought home the deciding run for the Cardinals Blue. The doubles were hit by Pablo Gomez and Darlin Moquete.
Jeferson Morales was 3-for-4 with a double and a walk and is batting .303. Ruben Santana was 2-for-4 and is batting .320. Victor Heredia was 0-for-5 and is batting .329. Luis Gomez was 0-for-2 and is batting .326. Luis Milla was 1-for-2 with a triple and two walks and is batting .308.
Danny Moreno was the opener and pitched a scoreless inning, giving up one hit and striking out one. His ERA is 1.14. Jesus Toledo struck out six in 4.2 scoreless innings, giving up three hits.
PENNANT RACE UPDATE
Fort Myers remains in second, but is now just a half-game behind Charlotte.
Cedar Rapids remains first, but its lead over Peoria fell to 2.5 games.
Elizabethton remains first and increases its lead over Kingsport to four games.
The DSL Twins remain second, but are two games back with one to play and so have been eliminated from the playoffs.
9:00 GCL Red Sox at GCL Twins
9:30 DSL Twins at DSL Cardinals Blue
5:30 Fort Myers (Griffin Jax, 3-2, 3.04) at St. Lucie (Michael Gibbons, 4-7, 3.66)
6:00 Elizabethton at Bristol (Roger Santana, 5-5, 5.37)
6:05 Rochester at Syracuse (Brady Dragmire, 1-6, 6.86)
6:15 Jacksonville (Nick Neidert, 11-7, 3.24) at Chattanooga
6:35 Kane County (Jayson McKinley, 8-3, 3.10) at Cedar Rapids (Edwar Colina, 7-4, 2.48)