Triple-A: New Orleans Zephyrs
L 1-14 vs. Tacoma Rainiers
Jake Smolinski, LF: 1-for-4
Doug Mathis, SP: 5 IP, 5 H, 5 ER, 5 BB, 6 K
Doug Mathis, A.J. Battisto, and Scott Maine got demolished by Rich Poythress, Nick Franklin, and the rest of the Tacoma Rainiers. This loss brings New Orleans back to .500 at 17-17 and puts the Zephyrs in last in the PCL American Southern division. On the bright side, a few Yo Gabba Gabba characters from the hit cartoon show were spotted walking around Zephyr Field.
Double-A: Jacksonville Suns
W 7-2 vs. Pensacola Blue Wahoos
Adam Conley, SP: 6 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
Despite a rain delay pushing the game's start time back, Adam Conley was able to stay warm and go six innings. Considering how dominant he was, I would be surprised if he couldn't have thrown a complete game on Saturday. Everything was working for him against Pensacola. Conley only needed sixty-five pitches to go six, and he was facing wind out to left field that was at about 15 miles per hour for most of the game.
Christian Yelich continued his petition to take Juan Pierre's job, reaching base all four times. It was also nice to see Jake Marisnick finally hit his first homer of the season.
High Class A: Jupiter Hammerheads
W 5-4 vs. Fort Myers Miracle
Brent Keys, CF: 2-for-4
Alex Burg, LF: 2-for-4, 2 R, 3B
Ryan Goetz, SS-RF: 1-for-4, 1 2B, 2 RBI
Jared Rogers, SP: 5 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
Jordan Conley, RP: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
The Jupiter Hammerheads scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth to defeat Fort Myers and avoid the sweep. In a game in which both Isaac Galloway and Hammerheads manager Andy Haines were both ejected, the Hammerheads fought back to earn a huge win. Ryan Goetz hit a double off the wall, scoring two, to walk off in the ninth.
Low Class A: Greensboro Grasshoppers
L 4-9 vs. Lakewood Blue Claws
Cody Keefer, LF: 2-for-3, BB, RBI
Anthony Gomez, SS: 2-for-3 ,BB, HR, RBI
Ramon Del Orbe, SP: 3.2 IP, 9 H, 9 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
Ramon Del Orbe, who has a 7.28 ERA on the season, had a lot of problems with Larry Greene and the Lakewood lineup. Cody Keefer, who reached base three times Saturday, got off to a surprisingly slow start to the season, but he now has six hits in his last five games.