A rough rehab start for Michael Pineda. Spencer Steer looks ready for AA. A bad game all around for the Kernels. The Mighty Mussels don't have very mighty muscles.
OMAHA 6, ST. PAUL 1 IN ST. PAUL
The Storm Chasers scored four in the second to take a 5-0 lead.
Batting stars: Drew Maggi was 2-for-4 with a home run, his third. Willians Astudillo was 2-for-4 with a double.
Pitching star: Juan Minaya struck out four in three shutout innings, giving up three hits and three walks.
Opposition stars: Rudy Martin was 2-for-4 with a walk. Erick Mejia was 2-for-5 with a home run (his second) and three RBIs. Marcelo Martinez struck out seven in 5.2 innings, giving up one run on five hits and no walks.
Starter: Michael Pineda pitched four innings, allowing five runs (four earned) on four hits and three walks and striking out one.
Good stats: Jose Miranda was 1-for-5 and is batting .438.
Bad stats: Keon Broxton was 0-for-4 and is batting .147. Roberto Pena was 0-for-2 and is batting .192. Ian Gibaut gave up a run in two innings and has an ERA of 8.22. Pineda made his Saints debut and has an ERA of 9.00.
Record: The Saints are 23-27, tied for fourth with Columbus in the AAA East/Midwest, ten games behind Omaha.
WICHITA 4, AMARILLO 3 IN AMARILLO
The Wind Surge scored three in the ninth to overcome a 3-1 deficit.
Batting stars: Spencer Steer was 3-for-5 with a home run (his second) and two RBIs. Aaron Whitefield was 2-for-5.
Pitching stars: Jovani Moran retired all seven men he faced, striking out five. Ryan Mason struck out two in 1.2 scoreless innings, giving up two hits. Zach Neff pitched a scoreless inning, giving up one hit and striking out one.
Opposition stars: Mikey Reynolds was 2-for-4 with a two-run homer (his third) and a double. Luis Frias pitched four innings, giving up one run on one hit and three walks and striking out three.
Starter: Bryan Sammons struck out seven in four innings, giving up three runs on two hits and three walks.
Good stats: Steer is batting .385. Wilbis Santiago was 1-for-4 and is batting .375. Whitefield is batting .304. Moran has an ERA of 1.74. Neff has an ERA of 2.00. Mason has an ERA of 2.77.
Bad stats: Peter Mooney was 0-for-3 and is batting .160. Sammons has an ERA of 6.49.
Record: The Wind Surge is 30-21, in first place in the AA Central/North, one game ahead of Tulsa.
QUAD CITIES 12, CEDAR RAPIDS 3 IN QUAD CITIES
The River Bandits led 5-0 after three and made it a blowout with five in the eighth.
Batting stars: Michael Helman was 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs. Edouard Julien was 1-for-3 with two walks.
Pitching star: Ryan Shreve pitched two shutout innings, giving up two hits and two walks and striking out one.
Opposition stars: Jake Means was 3-for-4 with a triple, a double, a walk, two runs, and three RBIs. Jimmy Govern was 3-for-5 with a home run (his fourth) and five RBIs. Anthony Veneziano struck out eight in four innings, giving up one run on two hits and two walks.
Starter: Cody Laweryson struck out five in three innings but allowed five runs on six hits and a walk.
Good stats: Shreve has an ERA of 2.89.
Bad stats: Julien is batting .182. Helman is batting .193. Laweryson has an ERA of 5.40.
Record: The Kernels are 27-24, in second place in the High-A Central/West, seven games behind Quad Cities.
BRADENTON 1, FORT MYERS 0 IN FORT MYERS
The game's lone run scored on a foul sacrifice fly in the second inning. The Mighty Mussels had just two hits.
Batting star: Aaron Sabato was 1-for-3 with a walk.
Pitching stars: Brent Headrick struck out four in four innings, giving up one run on four hits and five walks. Steven Cruz struck out three in two shutout innings, giving up a walk. Osiris German struck out two in two shutout innings, giving up a hit and a walk. Denny Bentley struck out two in a scoreless inning.
Opposition stars: Daniel Lopez was 2-for-4. Santiago Flores struck out seven in six shutout innings, giving up one hit and two walks.
Good stats: Headrick has an ERA of 2.81. German has an ERA of 2.84.
Bad stats: Nick Anderson was 0-for-1 and is batting .100. Will Holland was 0-for-4 and is batting .169. Willie Joe Garry, Jr. was 0-for-1 and is batting .171. Charles Mack was 0-for-3 and is batting .186. Sabato is batting .188. Justin Washington was 1-for-3 and is batting .191. Misael Urbina was 0-for-4 and is batting .191.
Record: The Mighty Mussels are 28-22, in third place in the Low-A Southeast/West, six games behind Tampa.
3:30 Bradenton at Fort Myers (2 games) (Zarion Sharpe, 2-1, 6.75 and Sawyer Gipson-Long, 4-2, 5.55)
6:30 Cedar Rapids (Tyler Beck, 1-0, 2.25) at Quad Cities
7:05 Omaha at St. Paul (Charlie Barnes, 3-2, 3.94)
7:05 Wichita at Amarillo (Chris Vallimont, 2-3, 3.41)