Triple-A: New Orleans Zephyrs
W 9-8 @ Albuquerque Isotopes
Bryan Petersen, RF: 3-for-6, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 BB, 2 SO
Matt Downs, SS: 4-for-7, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 SO
Doug Mathis, SP: 6.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO, 1 HR
Chris Hatcher, RP: 1.0 IP, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 HR
Jordan Smith, RP: 2.0 IP, 2 SO
New Orleans accumulated 21 hits in Monday night's game, with multi-hit efforts from six players on their roster. It should have been an easy win, but Chris Hatcher blew a four run lead in the ninth inning, taking the game to extra innings.
Matt Downs hit a double in the eleventh inning to score Ed Lucas. Jordan Smith then closed out the game for the win.
Double-A: Jacksonville Suns
No game scheduled
High Class A: Jupiter Hammerheads
W 3-1 @ Lakeland Flying Tigers
Ryan Fisher, 3B: 2-for-2, 2 BB
Noah Perio, 2B: 0-for-4
Jared Rogers, SP: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 SO
Jupiter's pitching easily dealt with Flying Tigers for the second consecutive night, allowing only six base-runners. Jared Rogers's start lowered his ERA to 2.49. The 25-year-old has allowed only one home run in 25 innings pitched this year.
After a strong start to the season, Noah Perio has struggled mightily the last ten games, batting .237. The 21-year-old second basemen has no extra base hits this year in 61 plate appearances. Once considered a decent infield prospect, Perio's stock has tumbled in the last year.
Low Class A: Greensboro Grasshoppers
W 2-1 @ Kannapolis Intimidators
Yordy Cabrera, 3B: 1-for-3, 1 2B, 2 SO
Daniel Oliver, SP: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 SO
While Kannapolis out-pitched Greensboro, allowing only four base-runners, their costly errors proved decisive. Cameron Flynn scored the winning run off an error by Intimidators second basemen Micah Johnson.
L 2-4 @ Kannapolis Intimidators (Makeup of postponed game)
Jesus Solorzano RF: 0-for-3, 1 SO
Brian Ellington, SP: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 2 SO
Greensboro scored two runs off an error and a ground out, but otherwise failed to make any headway against the Intimidators' pitching. Kannapolis starter Jefferson Olacio struck out a season high five batters, and lowered his ERA to 7.13.