Tucson 5 @ Las Vegas 6 – Boxscore
Potentially looking at making his next start in the major leagues, Jesse Chavez didn’t put his best foot forward yesterday, although the start wasn’t a disaster. Over 6.2 innings, Chavez surrendered 10 hits and two walks. He allowed five runs, four earned. He struck out five and allowed a homer. Clint Everts retired a batter and then Jerry Gil came in for 2 hitless innings and picked up his fourth save of the year.
Adeiny Hechavarria led the attack with a 3-for-4 evening. He scored and added an RBI. Travis d’Arnaud was 2-for-4 and had the only extra-base hit by the 51’s, which was a triple. Adam Lind went 1-for-2 with a pair of walks. Eric Thames was 2-for-3 with an RBI. Thames also contributed with a sac fly and an outfield assist at home. Moises Sierra added a single and Anthony Gose was 1-for-5 with a strikeout.
New Hampshire 5 @ Richmond 6 (11 innings) – Link text
Yohan Pino didn’t give up a run in his 5 innings. He allowed two hits and struck out four. Sam Dyson also pitched two scoreless frames and the Fisher Cats took a 2-0 lead into the bottom of the 8th. However, Aaron Loup couldn’t hold the lead and surrendered three runs, two earned, in his inning. Loup allowed three hits and walked a pair.
The Fisher Cats didn’t give up, though, and Brian Van Kirk took one for the team. Mark Sobolewski singled him to second and Brad McElroy laid down the sac bunt. A wild pitch scored Van Kirk and advanced Sobolewski to third. However, New Hampshire couldn’t push across the go-ahead run as Ryan Goins and John Tolisano grounded out.
Evan Englebrook pitched two scoreless innings in relief. In the top of the 11th, Van Kirk singled with one out and then Sobolewski struck out. Gabe Jacobo hit for McElroy and drew a walk. Justin Jackson came in to run for Jacobo. Goins came through with a key double, scoring both Van Kirk and Jackson.
Fernando Hernandez came in to protect the lead, but unfortunately couldn’t. He immediately got into a world of trouble with a walk, single, and after a ground out, there was a walk and three more singles and a walk off victory for Richmond.
Palm Beach 6 @ Dunedin 4 – Link text
A day after the Lugnuts had a thrilling pitching performance in a 1-0 loss, Dunedin replicated the result, but without quite the same excitement. Egan Smith started for the D-Jays and went 5 innings. He walked one and surrendered two hits. Smith struck out a pair. Trystan Magnuson struck out two in his inning and then turned the ball over to Dayton Martze. Martze pitched a scoreless 7th inning, but allowed a run in the 8th on a double and single.
Dunedin had three hits. Jake Marisnick, Marcus Knecht and Kevin Ahrens all hit doubles, but they couldn’t cash any of them. Knecht also drew a walk, as did Ryan Schimpf. Ben Francisco and Travis Snider each went 0-for-4 on rehab assignments.
Lansing 7 @ Fort Wayne 0 – Boxscore
A day after being shutout, Lansing returned the favour to Fort Wayne as the tandem starting pair of Anthony DeSclafani and Noah Syndergaard had their best performance of the year. DeSclafani gave up four hits and a pair of walks over 5 innings and Syndergaard followed him with 4 innings where he struck out six. Syndergaard allowed three hits and two walks.
The Lugnuts scored seven runs on nine hits off TinCaps pitching. Kenny Wilson was the only player with a multi-hit game, going 3-for-5 with a double and 2 RBIs. KC Hobson and Gustavo Pierre each hit solo homers. Carlos Perez and Kevin Patterson added doubles, while Andy Fermin and Chris Hawkins pitched in with singles. Hobson, Patterson and Marcus Brisker each drew a walk and Fermin and Perez both drew a pair of free passes. Hawkins and Wilson both drove in two runs and among the defensive contributions were a pickoff at second base by Perez and an outfield assist by Hawkins.
3rd Star – Mike McDade, 3-for-5, R, HR, RBI, 6 TB
2nd Star – Egan Smith, 5 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
1st Star – Yohan Pino, 5 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K