Minor Details: Games of May 30

Home runs carry the Saints.  A Dazzle Special brings home the deciding run for Wichita.  Grand slams carry the Kernels.  Misael Urbina and three pitchers win it for Fort Myers.


The Saints scored three in the fifth to take a 4-3 lead.  J. T. Riddle hit a two-run homer to tie it and Brent Rooker homered to put the Saints ahead.

Batting stars:  Mark Contreras was 2-for-4 with a double.  Daniel Descalso was 2-for-4 with a double.  Riddle was 2-for-5 with two two-run homers, his second and third.  Rooker was 2-for-5 with a home run, his fifth.  Ryan Jeffers was 1-for-3 with a home run (his fifth), a walk, and two runs.

Pitching stars:  Ian Hamilton struck out two in two shutout innings, giving up a walk.  Shaun Anderson pitched a scoreless inning, giving up a walk.  Rob Whalen struck out three in two shutout innings, giving up a hit and two walks.

Opposition star:  Jose Lobaton was 0-for-1 with three walks.

Starter:  Bailey Ober struck out eight in four innings but allowed three runs on four hits and two walks.

Good stats:  Anderson has an ERA of zero.  Whalen has an ERA of 1.69.  Hamilton has an ERA of 1.93.  Ober has an ERA of 2.91.

Bad stats:  Descalso raised his average to .075.  Keon Broxton was 0-for-4 and is batting .159.

Record:  The Saints are 13-11, in second place in the AAA East-Midwest, 3.5 games behind Omaha.


Jermaine Palacios homered in the seventh to tie it 5-5 and the Wind Surge scored the lead run in the eighth on a wild pitch.

Batting stars:  Palacios was 2-for-4 with a home run (his fourth) and two RBIs.  Jose Miranda was 2-for-4 with a walk and two runs.  David Banuelos was 2-for-4 with a double.  Gilberto Celestino was 2-for-5 with a double.

Pitching stars:  Jovani Moran pitched three shutout innings, giving up a hit and two walks and striking out two.  Ryan Mason struck out two in two shutout innings, giving up a hit and a walk.

Opposition stars:  Ivan Herrera was 3-for-4 with a double, a walk, and two runs.  Juan Yepez was 2-for-3.  Luken Baker was 1-for-2 with a grand slam (his third homer) and two walks.

Starter:  Bryan Sammons struck out six in four innings but allowed five runs (four earned) on seven hits and a walk.

Good stats:  B. J. Boyd was 1-for-3 and is batting .714.  Miranda is batting .319.  Palacios is batting .311.  Aaron Whitefield was 0-for-3 and is batting .306.  Moran has an ERA of 1.08.

Bad statsSherman Johnson was 0-for-2 and is batting .107.    Banuelos raised his average to .132.  Sammons has an ERA of 6.45.

Record:  The Wind Surge is 14-10, tied for first with Tulsa in the AA Central-North.


Wander Javier hit a grand slam in the third to make it 4-0 and Michael Helman hit a grand slam in the ninth to make it 10-4.

Batting stars:  Javier was 2-for-4 with a grand slam, two runs, and five RBIs.  Helman was 1-for-4 with a grand slam (his fourth homer).

Pitching stars:  Ben Gross struck out eight in 4.1 innings, giving up one run on three hits and a walk.  Melvi Acosta struck out three in two perfect innings.

Opposition star:  Korry Howell was 2-for-4 with a double.

Good stats:  None.

Bad stats:  Leobaldo Cabrera was 0-for-3 and is batting .167.  Helman is batting .194.  Javier raised his average to .195.  Owen Griffith gave up a run in 2.1 innings to lower his ERA to 7.71.

Record:  The Kernels are 10-14, in fifth place in the High-A Central-West, 5.5 games behind Quad Cities.


Misael Urbina had an RBI triple in the eighth and scored on a wild pitch, accounting for all the game's runs.

Batting star:  Urbina was 2-for-4 with a triple and a double.

Pitching stars:  Hunter McMahon struck out seven in five shutout innings, giving up four hits and a walk.  Steven Cruz struck out four in two perfect innings.  Bradley Hanner pitched two perfect innings, striking out one.

Opposition star:  Joey Wentz struck out five in four shutout innings, giving up one hit.

Good stats:  None.

Bad stats:  Justin Washington was 0-for-3 and is batting .111.  Willie Joe Garry, Jr. was 0-for-3 and is batting .167.  Charles Mack was 1-for-4 to raise his average to .184.  Yunior Severino was 0-for-3 and is batting .194.  Cruz lowered his ERA to 8.31.

Record:  The Mighty Mussels are 11-13, tied for fourth in the Low-A Southeast-West, six games behind Tampa.




6:00  St. Paul at Louisville
6:00  St. Lucie at Fort Myers
6:05  Cedar Rapids at Fort Wayne
7:05  Arkansas at Wichita

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