Norfolk 4 Buffalo 2
Raul Valdes was banged around a wee bit last night. He yielded ten hits, but kept the damage to four runs. Not too much going at the plate either as the Bisons accounted for just one extra-base hit. Kevin Pillar though hit himself aboard to bring his hit streak to 21 games.
Richmond 6 New Hampshire 2 Game One
P.J. Walters struck out nine, but threw the ball away twice to hurt his cause. Four stolen bases off battery Walters and Derrick Chung must have added to manager Bobby Meachem’s anger. Kevin Nolan collected two hits and Andy Burns doubled to account for just about all Fisher Cats’ offence.
Richmond 4 New Hampshire 3 Game Two
Matt Newman drove in all three runs as New Hampshire was swept. Starter Mike Lee allowed two homeruns over five innings of work. Randy Boone, for whatever reason, was charged with the blown save despite not allowing a single run?
Clearwater 1 Dunedin 3
Roger Clemens, I mean Taylor Cole, struck out nine more batters over five innings to bring his tally to 162 on the year. I don’t care if he is 35, he’s a prospect! Gus Pierre homered and Shane Opitz was 3-3 to raise his average to .343 in an injury-shortened season.
Fort Wayne 1 Lansing 6
Brad Allen was stellar over five innings. He struck out nine and allowed just two hits and an unearned run. Derrick Loveless doubled and tripled, and only catcher Chris Schaeffer was held hitless of the starting nine as Lansing pushed past Fort Wayne. Battersbox favourite Miguel Castro goes today for the Lugnuts.
Everett 4 Vancouver 2
Jairo Labourt pitched well to the tune of five innings, two hits, one run, two walks, and six strikeouts. The whole holding runners on probably needs a bit of work though as he allowed five stolen bases. Franklin Barreto had two RBI’s and tallied a single hit.
Bluefield 7 Princeton 2
Richard Urena continues to impress at the top of the order with two hits. Austin Davis, Josh Almonte, and Kevin Garcia joined him with two hits. Garcia homered as well. On the mound Evan Smith shutout Princeton through five innings of work.
GCL Yankees1 8 GCL Blue Jays 6 Game One
Jacob “wild thing” Brentz was not so wild, but got dinged around for six earned runs over three innings of work. Deiferson Barreto, Freddy Rodriguez, Nathan DeSouza, and Dave Pepe (great name!) collected two hits each.
GCL Blue Jays 2 GCL Yankees1 4 Game Two
Even with the great Juan Kelly in the fold the GCL squad fell to the Yankees’ affiliate. Kelly had two hits. Angel Gomez and Dean Bell had the other hits as the GCl squad were swept.
DSL Blue Jays 8 DSL Tigers 15
3. Taylor Cole
2. Brad Allen
1. Evan Smith