Triple-A: New Orleans Zephyrs
L 1-2 vs. Salt Lake Bees
Jake Smolinski, LF: 1-for-4
Duane Below, SP: 5.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 1 K
Jordan Smith, RP: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
New Orleans lost a close one to Salt Lake at home on Thursday night. Kip Wells threw five dominant innings for Salt Lake before handing it over to four relief pitchers. New Orleans as a whole only reached base seven times all night. Duane Below definitely pitched well enough to win. With the loss, New Orleans falls back to .500.
Double-A: Jacksonville Suns
W 10-3 vs. Pensacola Blue Wahoos
Matt Neil, SP: 5.1 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
Arquimedes Caminero, RP: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Christian Yelich had another huge game and Jeff Mathis looked fantastic in a rehab outing. Yelich hit a double, walked, stole a base, and threw out a runner at home. Mathis, age 30, drove in a whopping six runs in just his second game in Jacksonville.
Arquimedes Caminero appears to have gotten his confidence back, as he pitched well in his third straight scoreless outing.
High Class-A: Jupiter Hammerheads
L 0-8 vs. Fort Myers Miracle
Jupiter got shutout at home by Cole Johnson and three other Fort Myers pitchers. On the bright side, Isaac Galloway hit his third triple of the season and Austin Barnes collected his eighth double.
Low Class-A: Greensboro Grasshoppers
W 5-4 vs. Lakewood Blue Claws
Alfredo Lopez, 2B: 2-for-5, 2 R, 2B
Juancito Martinez, CF: 1-for-4, SB (14)
Mason Hope, SP: 5 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 1 K
Blake Logan, RP: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 BB, 3 K, SV (7)
Greensboro survived a late surge by Lakewood to win their fifteenth game of the season. Top pitching prospect Mason Hope didn't have his best stuff, but he very well could have been following instructions to work solely on one part of his game. Nonetheless, 4:1 BB/K is not something you want to see from a pitcher with an arsenal as potent as Hope's.
Juancito Martinez, 23, stole his 14th base of the year, putting him in a tie for the third most stolen bases in the league. Playing for Jamestown last year, Martinez only stole 15 bases in 60 games.