Triple-A: New Orleans Zephyrs
W 6-5 @ Albuquerque Isotopes
Gorkys Hernandez, CF: 1-for-5, 3 SO
Wilson Valdez, 2B: 4-for-4
Duane Below, SP: 6.0 IP, 10 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 SO, 1 HR
David Aardsma, RP: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 HR
Chris Hatcher, RP: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 4 SO
Chris Hatcher delivered a very impressive relief outing, striking out four batters in two scoreless innings. Hatcher has a 2.35 ERA in 15.1 innings pitched, with four walks and eighteen strikeouts.
Double-A: Jacksonville Suns
W 7-6 @ Jackson Generals
Christian Yelich, LF: 1-for-3, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 BB, 1 SO
Derek Dietrich, 2B: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 HR
Jacob Realmuto, C: 0-for-4, 2 SO
Adam Conley, SP: 5.0 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 5 BB, 3 SO
Scott McGough, RP: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 SO
Adam Conley allowed a season high ten hits to the Generals, turning into five earned runs. The left-hander has twenty-five strikeouts and eight walks in 26.0 innings pitched, suggesting that his 5.88 ERA should come down.
Christian Yelich homered for the first time in Double-A, while Derek Dietrich homered for the fourth time this season. Dietrich raised his season line to .296/.420/.531.
Second game of doubleheader postponed
High Class A: Jupiter Hammerheads
W 8-6 @ Charlotte Stone Crabs
Ryan Fisher, 3B: 2-for-5, 2 R, 1 HR
Austin Barnes, C: 4-for-4, 1 R, 1 BB
Josh Hodges, SP: 4.2 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO, 3 HR
After allowing only one home run in his first five starts, Josh Hodges gave up three to the Stone Crabs, resulting in his worst start of the year. His ERA for the season rose to 3.81.
Austin Barnes had four hits and a walk, raising his season line to .382/.441/.483. Barnes has maintained his numbers from Greensboro last year in the far more challenging Florida State League.
Low Class A: Greensboro Grasshoppers
W 5-4 @ Kannapolis Intimidators
Yordy Cabrera, DH: 3-for-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 SO
Austin Brice, SP: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 SO
Following an ugly seven run outing on Monday, Austin Brice bounced back and delivered a strong start for the Grasshoppers yesterday. He posted his lowest strikeout total of the season, but allowed no earned runs. The start lowered his ERA to 5.26.
Jake Hager, the Tamba Bay Rays first round pick in 2011, went hit-less in five plate appearances.