Pacific Coast League
New Orleans Baby Cakes 7, Colorado Springs Sky Sox 2
The Baby Cakes (16-29) scored three runs in the first inning on a Tomas Telis RBI-single, a Destin Hood sacrifice fly, and a Sky Sox throwing error. It was all they needed on Tuesday night in a 7-2 win over the Sky Sox (25-16).
3,892 were on hand to witness Stephen Fife (3-2, 4.15) whiff six Sox in as many innings, allowing two runs on eight hits and a walk. He earned a 58 GameScore (twice that of opposing starter Brandon Woodruff (5-3, 3.40)). Odrisamer Despaigne earned a three inning save, striking out three and allowing only two baserunners.
Peter Mooney went three-for-four, drawing a walk, scoring twice, and raising his batting average for the season to a slightly less embarrassing .169. Steve Lombardozzi, Telis, and Matt Juengel also collected multiple base hits. Destin Hood hit his team-leading ninth homer of the season, a solo shot in the fifth.
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (19-26)
The Jumbo Shrimp took a well-deserved day off after playing 40 times in 41 days. More on them below.
Florida State League
Jupiter Hammerheads 1, Tampa Yankees 3
The Jupiter Hammerheads (17-28) and 361 fans welcomed the Tampa Yankees (23-23) to Roger Dean Stadium, losing the second game of the three-game series, 3-1.
Jorgan Cavanerio (0-2, 2.04) took the loss despite allowing just one earned run on five hits and a walk in five innings. He did allow two unearned, and struck out two for a 45 GameScore. Cavanerio got 41-of-65 pitches over the zone. He was bettered by compatriot Zack Littell (5-1, 2.14), who went seven frames and allowed one run on a walk and six hits, striking out eight Hammerheads.
Offensively, batters one-through four went a collective one-for-14, compared with the bottom five, who went five-for-18. Brad Haynal collected two singles and is now hitting .307 this seaosn. Brian Schales added his second round tripper for the only run of the day for Jupiter.
South Atlantic League
Greensboro Grasshoppers 2, Lakewood Blueclaws 3, 10 innings
For the second game in a row, the Grasshoppers (25-19) dropped an extra inning affair by a 3-2 score to the Lakewood Blueclaws (26-19), with 3,470 present at FirstEnergy Park.
Dustin Beggs pitched a quality start for no-decision, earning a 66 GameScore with six whiffs in seven innings. He allowed two runs on five hits and zero walks, with 61-of-83 pitches in the strikezone.
Boo Vazquez reached base four times, with two singles, a double, and a walk. James Nelson and Walker Olis each collected two singles and a walk, and Eric Gutierrez also reached base twice, on two singles.
Michael Mertz (2-1, 1.77) took the loss despite striking out three in the ninth inning, when he allowed a Edgar Cabral double followed by a Luke Williams sacrifice bunt. Nelson was charged with a throwing error on the winning run.
Minor Leaguers of the Day
Peter Mooney reached base four times for the Baby Cakes, with three hits and a walk.
Dustin Beggs threw seven innings and allowed zero walks with five hits for a no-decision. He struck out six.
#1 Braxton Garrett
#2 Tyler Kolek
#3 Brian Anderson
#4 Jarlin Garcia
#5 Dillon Peters
#6 Isael Soto
#7 Thomas Jones
#8 Stone Garrett: 1-for-4, one double, two strikeouts, .181 for Jupiter.
#9 Drew Steckenrider
#10 James Nelson: 2-for-4, one walk, .345 for Greensboro.
#11 Edward Cabrera
#12 J.T. Riddle
#13 Austin Dean
#14 Cody Poteet
#15 Albert Guaimaro
#16 Jordan Holloway
#17 Jeff Brigham
#18 Sam Perez
#19 Tayron Guerrero
#20 Roy Morales
#21 Sean Reynolds
#22 Remey Reed
#23 Brett Lilek
#24 Andy Beltre
#25 Humberto Mejia
#26 Justin Twine: 0-for-4, one strikeout, .157 for Greensboro.
#27 John Norwood
#28 Joe Gunkel
#29 Yefri Perez
#30 Destin Hood: 1-for-3, one home run, two RBI, one strikeout, .245 for New Orleans.
RHP Drew Steckenrider was called up to pitch for Miami from the Baby Cakes.
For Jupiter, Cody Poteet was placed on the seven-day DL and RHP Eric Alonzo joined the team.
Four games on tap. The Colorado Springs Sky Sox will host New Orleans at 8:40 PM, the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp will open a series with the Jackson Generals in the Baseball Grounds starting at 7:05, the Hammerheads will again host the Tampa Yankees at 6:30 PM, and the Lakewood Blueclaws will try to take another piece of the Grasshoppers beginning at 11:05AM.