New Orleans Baby Cakes - Triple-A
Pacific Coast League
Baby Cakes 14 @ Colorado Springs Sky Sox 4
The Baby Cakes annihilated the Brewers triple-A affiliate on Wednesday night. Brandon Barnes led off the onslaught with a solo homer in the first, for his fourth of the year.
The home runs kept coming. Destin Hood earned his spot as a clean-up hitter tonight, blasting two homers while driving in five. These were the third and fourth homers in the past four games for Hood, who is seeing the ball right now and now has 11 long balls for the season.
Matt Juengel added a two-run home run for his fourth of the year, while pitcher (!) Kelvin Marte also went yard for the Cakes.
All in all, the Baby Cakes scored each of the first six innings before taking their collective foot off the gas pedal.
Kelvin Marte, who had a cup of coffee with the Pirates last year, pitched well for the Cakes (6IP, 3ER, 2BB, 5K) while adding that solo home run.
The Cakes (17-29) face the Sky Sox (25-17) again on Thursday night at 7:40pm CT. Adam Conley will be on the mound for the Cakes.
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp - Double-A
Jackson Generals @ Jumbo Shrimp
Postponed due to rain. Rescheduled as part of a doubleheader on 5/26.
The Jumbo Shrimp (19-26) host the Generals (25-20) again on Thursday at 7:05 p.m. Joe Gunkel is scheduled to start for the Shrimp.
Jupiter Hammerheads – Single -A Advanced
Florida State League
Tampa Yankees @ Hammerheads
Postponed due to rain. Rescheduled as part of a doubleheader on 5/25.
The Hammerheads (17-28) continue their series against the Yankees (23-23) with a doubleheader on Thursday, starting at 4:00 p.m. Ben Holmes will start game 1, and Scott Squier will be on the bump for the Sharks in the night cap.
Greensboro Grasshoppers – Single -A
South Atlantic League
Grasshoppers 0 @ Blue Claws 3
After a four-game win streak, the Hoppers ran into a hot team, getting swept in a three-game set against the Phillies farm team, the Lakewood Blue Claws.
They also faced a hot pitcher, in the form of the Phillies’ Venezuelan prospect Ranger Suarez. Suarez went 7 2/3 innings, giving up no runs on 4 hits while walking only 1 while fanning 10 Grasshoppers.
The Hoppers mounted a threat in the top of the 8th, getting runners on second and third with two outs for one of their top hitters, James Nelson. Will Hibbs entered the game to relieve Suarez froze Nelson on a 3-2 curve ball to get out of the jam.
Nelson had tripled earlier in the game, but was stranded at third.
For Greensboro, Dylan Lee did well, going 6 innings giving up two earned runs but took the loss. His personal three-game winning streak was snapped.
The Hoppers (25-20) return to Greensboro on Thursday to play the Kannapolis Intimidators in the opening of a three-game set. Start time is 7pm. First-round pick Braxton Garrett will start for the Hoppers.