Good pitching leads the Red Wings. Spencer Steer delivers a game-winner.
ROCHESTER 6, SYRACUSE 1 IN ROCHESTER
Brandon Barnes' two-run single in the sixth game the Red Wings a 4-1 lead. Barnes was 2-for-3 with a walk and two RBIs. He is batting .255. Ronald Torreyes was 2-for-3. He is batting .249. Zander Weil was 1-for-4 with a home run, his twenty-fourth. He is batting .258. Devin Smeltzer struck out three in two shutout innings, giving up one hit. His ERA is 3.63. Zack Littell struck out two in a scoreless inning, giving up one hit. His ERA is 3.71. Brusdar Graterol struck out two in a perfect inning. His ERA is 5.06. Trevor Hildenberger pitched a perfect inning and struck out one. His ERA is 5.09. Ryne Harper struck out two in a scoreless inning, giving up a hit and a walk. His ERA remains zero. The Red Wings are 69-68, in fourth place, four games back. They have been eliminated from the playoffs.
PENSACOLA 3, MONTGOMERY 2 IN MONTGOMERY (GAME 1)
Joe Cronin homered in the fifth to tie it and Travis Blankenhorn delivered a bunt single with the bases loaded to bring home the deciding run. Trevor Larnach was 2-for-3 with a walk. He is batting .293. Ryan Jeffers was 2-for-3 with a walk. He is batting .288. Royce Lewis was 2-for-4 with a home run, his second. He is batting .244. Travis Blankenhorn was 2-for-4. He is batting .275. Cronin was 1-for-2 with a home run (his fifth) and a walk. He is batting .192. Bryan Sammons struck out six in 5.2 innings, giving up two runs on three hits and a walk. His ERA is 4.24. Anthony Vizcaya struck out two in 1.1 scoreless innings, giving up one hit. His ERA is 0.80.
MONTGOMERY 2, PENSACOLA 1 IN MONTGOMERY (GAME 2)*
Jim Haley's two-run single in the fourth gave the Biscuits all the runs they would need. Travis Blankenhorn was 1-for-2 with a home run (his eighteenth) and a walk. He is batting .276. Griffin Jax struck out five in five innings, giving up two runs on three hits and a walk. His ERA is 2.67. Jovani Moran pitched a perfect inning and struck out one. His ERA is 5.29. The Blue Wahoos are 37-30, in third place, 3.5 games back. They have been eliminated in the second half, but if Biloxi wins both halves Pensacola will be in the playoffs due to having the best overall record. Biloxi has a magic number of one.
CLEARWATER AT FORT MYERS
Game cancelled. The FSL season is over.
CEDAR RAPIDS 2, QUAD CITIES 1 IN CEDAR RAPIDS
Spencer Steer's RBI single with one out in the ninth brought home the deciding run. DaShawn Keirsey was 3-for-4. He is batting .133. Andrew Cabezas pitched 5.2 scoreless innings, giving up five hits and three walks and striking out three. His ERA is 3.54. J. T. Perez retired all four men he faced. His ERA is 3.49. The Kernels are 36-31, tied for third, seven games back. They have been eliminated in the second half, but are in the playoffs due to finishing second in the first half.
GCL RED SOX AT GCL TWINS
Game cancelled. The GCL season is over.
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*I had assumed that this game had been moved up a day because of the threat of Hurricane Dorian. I was wrong. It was moved up to allow members of the Biscuits to attend the funerals of the wife, son, and mother-in-law of teammate Blake Bivens, who were all murdered in their home in Keeling, Virginia.