Pacific Coast League
New Orleans Baby Cakes 2, Oklahoma City Dodgers 10
The junior Dodgers (26-21) scored six runs before the Cakes (17-32) dented the scoreboard in front of 4,128 at Shrine on Airline.
Chris O’Grady (1-2, 4.66) started and lost for New Orleans, giving up five runs (three earned) on six hits and a walk over four innings. He struck out five and earned a 40 GameScore, getting 56-of-85 pitches into the zone. Counterpart Julio Urias (1-0, 1.80), who is weirdly and randomly in my OOTP simulation as part of the 1996 Marlins’ rotation, went six frames and struck out four, allowing one run on three hits and two walks for a 67 GameScore.
Tomas Telis was the only New Orleans player to finish with more than one hit, with a walk and a pair of singles. Peter Mooney hit his fourth double of the season for the Baby Cakes, and Mike Aviles hit a pinch double to right field in the eighth inning.
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 2, Jackson Generals 4
The Shrimp (22-27) and the Generals (26-23) entertained 5,262 at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville on Saturday, with Jackson squeaking by for a 4-2 win.
It was a parade of strikeouts for both teams. 35 of the 54 outs recorded for the day were whiffs, with Jackson pitching collecting 20 and Jacksonville good for 15. Mike Kickham started for the Shrimp, striking out 12 batters over 6.2 innings, holding the Generals scoreless on three hits and a walk for an 84 GameScore. He got 64-of-92 pitches over the plate. Taylor Clarke also whiffed 12, in only 5.1 innings. He gave up a run on two hits and three walks for a 71 GameScore.
Severino Gonzalez (0-4, 3.86) took the loss by giving up two runs on four hits over 1 1⁄3 innings for the Shrimp. Jacksonville’s offense only mustered a total of three hits for the day, with an Austin Nola single, a Brian Anderson double, and a John Norwood two-run homer.
Florida State League
Jupiter Hammerheads 2, Bradenton Marauders 1
Trevor Richards earned no-decision for the Hammerheads (18-31) in a 2-1 victory over the Bradenton Marauders (29-21) with 914 in the house at Roger Dean Stadium.
Richards limited Bradenton to one run on a walk and a hit over 6 1⁄3 innings, striking out seven. He earned a 78 GameScore with 59-of-92 pitches in the strikezone. Jeff Kinley (2-0, 1.69) earned the win despite allowing 2⁄3 of the Marauder’s hits for the day, although he kept them scoreless for 1 2⁄3 innings. Tyler Kinley earned his second save of the season with a perfect inning of relief. Starting opposite Richards was Bradenton’s Taylor Hearn, who threw seven scoreless innings, whiffing as many on three hits for an 81 GameScore.
Correspondingly, Hammerhead hitting wasn’t really very good, totaling four hits. Kyle Barrett, Brad Haynal, Stone Garrett, and Brian Schales each collected a single, and Barrett had the only RBI of the day.
South Atlantic League
Greensboro Grasshoppers 10, Kannapolis Intimidators 4
Greensboro rebounded from an 11-4 loss yesterday to take a 10-4 decision against Kannapolis in front of 6,451 tonight at First National Bank Field.
Jordan Holloway (1-1, 5.13) won his first decision of the season, giving up three runs over six innings on four hits and a walk. He struck out five Intimidators, earning a 50 GameScore with 54-of-85 pitches over the plate.
Greensboro got the better of opposing starter Yosmer Solorzano (1-4, 5.81), touching him for six runs on six hits and four walks over four innings. He earned a GameScore of just 24.
In total, the Grasshoppers erupted for 13 hits. Corey Bird led the way with three singles and two RBI. Aaron Knapp, Colby Lusignan, and Boo Vazquez each hit safely twice, with Vazquez smacking a late-inning triple and collecting three RBI.
Minor Leaguers of the Day
It was a close call between Trevor Richards and Mike Kickham, with each starter throwing impressively, but Kickham gets the edge with 12 strikeouts in 6.2 shutout innings. He only allowed three hits, all leadoff singles in the first three innings.
The top half of Greensboro’s batting order is the hitter of the day. They combined to go 10-for-19 with eight RBI and five runs scored. Aaron Knapp (2-for-4), Corey Bird (3-for-4), James Nelson (1-for-4), Colby Lusignan (2-for-4) and Boo Vazquez (2-for-3) each had good days for the Hoppers.
Gwinnett Braves 6, Syracuse Chiefs 4
Pawtucket Red Sox 6, Durham Bulls 2
Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs 13, Louisville Bats 1
Buffalo Bisons 12, Charlotte Knights 7
Rochester Red Wings 3, Indianapolis Indians 2
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Rail Riders 5, Toledo Mud Hens 1
Columbus Clippers 8, Norfolk Tides 5
Iowa Cubs 2, Memphis Redbirds 1
Omaha Storm Chasers 10, Round Rock Express 0
Salt Lake Bees 8, Tacoma Rainiers 4
Albuquerque Isotopes, Fresno Grizzlies
El Paso Chihuahuas, Las Vegas 51s
Reno Aces, Sacramento River Cats
Trenton Thunder 13, Portland Sea Dogs 1
Richmond Flying Squirrels 8, Harrisburg Senators 4
New Hampshire Fisher Cats 4, Reading Fightin’ Phils 1
Altoona Curve 8, Erie SeaWolves 1
Bowie BaySox 7, Akron Rubber Ducks 2
Tennessee Smokies 6, Biloxi Shuckers 5
Pensacola Blue Wahoos 4, Mississippi Braves 2
Binghampton Rumble Ponies 1, Hartford Yard Goats 0
Northwest Arkansas Naturals 3, Midland Rockhounds 2
Arkansas Travelers 5, Frisco Rough Riders 4
Montgomery Biscuits 3, Chattanooga Lookouts 0
Birmingham Barons 6, Mobile Bay Bears 3
San Antonio Missions 2, Springfield Cardinals 0
Corpus Christi Hooks 1, Tulsa Drillers 0
San Jose Giants, Modesto Nuts
Stockton Ports, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes
Myrtle Beach Pelicans 8, Carolina Mudcats 2
Frederick Keys 6, Buies Creek Astros 0
Lakeland Flying Tigers 2, Dunedin Blue Jays 1
Lynchburg Hillcats 5, Salem Red Sox 4
Charlotte Stone Crabs 4, Fort Myers Miracle 2
St. Lucie Mets 4, Clearwater Threshers 3
Winston-Salem Dash 7, Down East Wood Ducks 3
Florida Fire Frogs 7, Palm Beach Cardinals 4
Wilmington Blue Rocks 7, Potomac Nationals 6
Daytona Tortugas 7, Tampa Yankees 3
Lake Elsinore Storm 4, Visalia Oaks 0
Lancaster RedHawks 9, Inland Empire 66ers 5
Delmarva Shorebirds 7, Lakewood BlueClaws 1
South Bend Cubs 5, Fort Wayne Tin Caps 4
South Bend Cubs 9, Fort Wayne Tin Caps 2
Hickory Crawdads 6, Asheville Tourists 4
Peoria Chiefs 5, Burlington Bees 1
Burlington Bees 3, Peoria Chiefs 2
Charleston River Dogs 1, Greenville Drive 0
Hagerstown Suns 3, West Virginia Power 1
Augusta GreenJackets 1, Rome Braves 0
Dayton Dragons 5, West Michigan Whitecaps 2
Great Lakes Loons 7, Lansing Lugnuts 2
Cedar Rapids Kernals 6, Kane County Cougars 0
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 3, Clinton Lumber Kings 1
Quad Cities River Bandits 3, Beloit Snappers 1
#1 Braxton Garrett
#2 Tyler Kolek
#3 Brian Anderson: 1-for-3, one run, one double, one walk, .239 for Jacksonville
#4 Dillon Peters
#5 Isael Soto
#6 Thomas Jones
#7 Stone Garrett: 1-for-3, .181 for Jupiter
#8 Drew Steckenrider: 1.2 IP, one hit, three strikeouts, 1.16 ERA for the Baby Cakes
#9 James Nelson: 1-for-4, one run, one RBI, two strikeouts, .336 for the Grasshoppers
#10 Edward Cabrera
#11 J.T. Riddle
#12 Austin Dean
#13 Cody Poteet
#14 Albert Guaimaro
#15 Jordan Holloway: 6.0 IP, four hits, three earned runs, one walk, five strikeouts, 5.13 for Greensboro
#16 Jeff Brigham
#17 Sam Perez
#18 Tayron Guerrero
#19 Roy Morales
#20 Sean Reynolds
#21 Remey Reed
#22 Brett Lilek
#23 Andy Beltre: 1.0 IP, two runs, one earned run, one walk, two strikeouts, 6.75 for the Shrimp
#24 Humberto Mejia
#25 Justin Twine: 1-for-5, two runs, one strikeout, .164 for Greensboro
#26 John Norwood: 1-for-4, one run, one home run, two RBI, one strikeout, .273 for the Jumbo Shrimp
#27 Joe Gunkel
#28 Yefri Perez
#29 Destin Hood: 0-for-4, two strikeouts, .260 for New Orleans
#30 Samuel Castro
- Jarlin Garcia was removed from the prospect list due to having spent 45 days with the Marlins in Miami. Each player beneath number four on the list moves up one spot, and Samuel Castro moves into the top 30.
New Orleans put RHP Scott Copeland on the seven-day DL and recieved 3B David Vidal from the Jumbo Shrimp. The Shrimp took C Chris Hoo off the DL.
Stephen Fife (3-2, 4.15) and the Baby Cakes will host the Dodgers for game two of their four-game series, starting at 7PM.
The Shrimp will host the Generals in the finale of their five-game series, starting at 6:35PM. Chris Mazza (1-2, 3.43) will take the hill for Jacksonville.
At 1PM, the Hammerheads will entrust Jorgan Cavanerio (0-2, 2.04) against the Bradenton Marauders in the rubber game of their three-game series.
Greensboro and Kannapolis will go one more time with the Intimidators aiming for a split in the four game set. Dustin Beggs (3-3, 2.44) will get the start for the Grasshoppers.