Pacific Coast League
New Orleans Baby Cakes 1, Omaha Storm Chasers 7
The Chasers (31-28) got out to an early lead and never looked back in a 7-1 victory in front of 7,415 at Werner Park on Friday night.
The Baby Cakes (21-39) struck first, with a K.C. Serna (2) solo homer in the top of the second inning, but it was short lived. Omaha struck back in the bottom of the frame with a Grain Cecchini RBI-single and a Terrence Gore sacrifice fly. They tacked on four more in the next frame, with solo homers by Ruben Sosa (1) and Jorge Soler (6), followed by a two-run shot by Bubba Starling (4). Raul Mondesi added an RBI-single in the seventh to set the final score.
Kelvin Marte (1-3, 5.14) allowed six runs, five of them earned over five innings. He allowed six hits and three walks, only striking out one batter. He earned a 17 GameScore and got 46-of-80 pitches in the strike zone. Opposing starter Jonathan Dziedzic gave up five hits and two walks in 3 1⁄3 innings, striking out four and allowing just one earned run for a 41 GameScore. Odrisamer Despaigne came on for the Cakes for two innings starting in the sixth, whiffing three batters and allowing a walk and two hits, including Mondesi’s RBI-single.
Offensively, the Baby Cakes matched the Storm Chasers (the triple-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals) with nine base hits. Catcher Carlos Paulino and right fielder Moises Sierra matched each other with a single and a double.
Albuquerque Isotopes 11, Salt Lake Bees 1
Colorado Springs Sky Sox 7, Iowa Cubs 3
Oklahoma City Dodgers 12, Round Rock Express 6
Memphis Redbirds 2, Nashville Sounds 1 (10)
El Paso Chihuahuas 14, Fresno Grizzlies 12
Tacoma Rainiers, Las Vegas 51s
Reno Aces, Sacramento River Cats
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 2, Biloxi Shuckers 6
The Biloxi Shuckers (32-29) hosted the Jumbo Shrimp (25-36) with 3,282 on hand at MGM Park, and defeated the intrepid invaders by a 6-2 final count.
Omar Bencomo (4-4, 4.85) failed to regain his early season magic, and got racked for nine hits and a walk over five innings. He allowed five earned runs and struck out six, earning a 23 GameScore and getting 65-of-92 pitches in the strike zone. Hunter Adkins and Esmerling De La Rosa turned in a scoreless inning each, and Severino Gonzalez gave up an unearned run in the loss for the Shrimp.
Jacksonville began the game by opening the scoring on a Brian Anderson RBI-single in the first inning, but Clint Coulter (6) hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the second to take a lead which Biloxi would never relinquish. The Shuckers, the double-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, made it 4-1 in the third on a Blake Allemand (2) home run. Taylor And (6) hit a solo shot in the fourth, but Coulter (7) slammed another one over the fence in the bottom of the inning to preserve the three-run lead. The Shuckers added one more in the eighth on a Nick Ramirez RBI-single.
Aside from Ard’s long ball, the Shrimp could only muster three singles, from Alex Yarbrough, John Norwood, and Brian Anderson.
Tennessee Smokies 4, Jackson Generals 2
Pensacola Blue Wahoos 6, Mississippi Braves 2
Chattanooga Lookouts 7, Montgomery Biscuits 4
Birmingham Barons 1, Mobile BayBears 0
Florida State League
Jupiter Hammerheads 2, Clearwater Threshers 0
Junichi Tazawa made a rehab start for the Hammerheads (26-34) with 717 in attendance at Roger Dean Stadium, and combined with Trevor Richards and Tyler Kinley for a shutout over Clearwater (34-27), the Philadelphia Phillies High-A affiliate.
Tazawa pitched two innings with as many strikeouts, allowing just one hit. He got half of his 24 pitches into the strike zone. Trevor Richards (6-4, 2.19) earned the win with six shutout frames, whiffing seven Threshers and allowing four hits and a walk. Tyler Kinley pitched a perfect ninth for his fourth save of the season, he struck out two.
Angel Reyes provided most of Jupiter’s offensive pop, racking up three hits. Dustin Geiger, John Silviano, and Brian Schales each collected one hit each.
Schales contribution would prove to be the eventual game-winner, a leadoff home run in the fifth inning which gave Jupiter a 1-0 lead. Geiger added an RBI-single, scoring Reyes in the sixth with an insurance run.
Bradenton Marauders 8, Dunedin Blue Jays 4
St. Lucie Mets 5, Lakeland Flying Tigers 5 (11, to be concluded tomorrow)
Florida Fire Frogs 10, Charlotte Stone Crabs 3
Palm Beach Cardinals 7, Daytona Tortugas 6, (14)
Tampa Yankees 2, Fort Myers Miracle 1
South Atlantic League
Greensboro Grasshoppers 7, West Virginia Power 4 (10)
Greensboro (33-26) earned a 7-4, come-from-behind, 10-inning victory over the West Virginia Power (27-30) with 4,001 on hand at Appalachian Power Park.
Parker Bugg (2-0, 1.13) earned a win, striking out five and allowing just one hit over three innings of work. Kyle Keller earned his seventh save. Dustin Beggs started, earning no-decison after allowing four runs on six hits and a walk over six frames. He struck out two.
Greensboro scored the first run of the game in the top of the second, with a Justin Twine RBI-triple, then the Power, the single-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, answered with a pair of runs in the bottom of the inning. A Hunter Owen RBI-double and an Andrew Walker RBI-single.
The two clubs matched a pair of runs in the fifth inning, on a Twine RBI-single and a Luis Pintor RBI-single for the Hoppers and a Ty Moore two-RBI double to make it 4-3, Power. Greensboro tied it in the sixth when Walker Olis scored on a 6-4-3 double play by Eric Gutierrez.
After the teams matched zeroes for three innings, the Grasshoppers scored the eventual winning run with a Dalton Wheat pinch-RBI-single in the 10th inning. Colby Lusignan (4) put one over the fence for two runs before the Power got their turn at the plate.
Boo Vazquez (single, double), Twine (single, triple), and Luis Pintor (two singles) each collected two hits. James Nelson extended his hitting streak to 23 games, and has been on-base for 36 consecutive contests.
Lexington Legends 4, Hickory Crawdads 3
Columbia Fireflies 3, Charleston RiverDogs 1
Greenville Drive 5, Augusta GreenJackets 0
Delmarva Shorebirds 10, Kannapolis Intimidators 8
Hagerstown Suns 8, Lakewood BlueClaws 7
Rome Braves 2, Asheville Tourists 0
New York-Penn League
10 more days.
Gulf Coast League
17 more days.
Dominican Summer League
DSL Marlins 6, DSL Athletics 12
Eliezer Rodriguez (0-1, 10.13) started and allowed six earned runs in only 1 1⁄3 innings for the Marlins (3-3), on four hits and three walks against the Athletics (4-2). Three relief pitchers combined to give up six more on 12 hits and three walks over the next 7 2⁄3 innings.
Omar LeBron hit his second home run of the six-game-old season, raising his average to .208. Wiklerman Rasquin hit two doubles, Jorge Caballero hit a single and a homer, and Walner Espinel hit two singles in the loss.
Rockies 6, Angels 1
Astros Blue 9, Red Sox 1
Dodgers1 12, Braves 4
Yankees 15, Cardinals 7
Mets2 6, Cubs2 3
Blue Jays 5, D-backs1 4 (10)
Dodgers2 3, Astros Orange 1
Giants 4, White Sox 3
Cubs1 8, Indians/Brewers 4
Mariners 1, Reds 0
Phillies Red 2, Mets1 0 (7)
Orioles 10, Padres 3
Brewers 8, Phillies White 5
Pirates 4, Indians 3
Rangers2 8, Tigers 3
Rangers1 12, Rays2 5
Rojos 17, D-backs2 6
Rays1 6, Royals 4
Marlins’ Minor Leaguers of the Day
Although he didn’t start the game, Trevor Richards continues to make a strong case for promotion to Jacksonville with six shutout innings. He whiffed seven and allowed four hits, getting 56-of-83 pitches in the strike zone while pitching the third through eighth frames for the Hammerheads. He was credited for his sixth victory of the season. That’s tied for second in the Florida State League.
Angel Reyes collected two singles and a double, scoring Jupiter’s second run in their 2-0 win against Clearwater.
#1 Braxton Garrett: @braxgarrett may possibly get Tommy John surgery.
#2 Tyler Kolek: @tylerkolek had Tommy John surgery 14 months ago, and is still on the DL.
#3 Brian Anderson: @AndersonBrian01 went 1-for-4, one run, one strikeout, .243 for Jacksonville.
#4 Dillon Peters: @dillypickz fractured his left (throwing) thumb and went on the DL on April 18th.
#5 Isael Soto: Soto is still on the seven-day DL.
#6 Thomas Jones: @thomasjones08 will probably start playing for either Batavia in 10 days or the GCL squad a week after that.
#7 Stone Garrett: @stonegarrett22 went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts and is hitting just .193 with Jupiter.
#8 Drew Steckenrider: @asteckenrider20 remains with the Baby Cakes, and did not play in tonight’s 7-1 loss to Omaha.
#9 James Nelson: Nelson went 1-for-5 and is now hitting a Sally League leading .353 with Greensboro.
#10 Edward Cabrera: Cabrera, like Jones (above) will start for either Batavia or the GCL team.
#11 J.T. Riddle: @_Riddler_10 went 2-for-5 with a run and is hitting .277 for the Marlins. He has almost lost his “prospect” status, and should fall off this list in the next week.
#12 Austin Dean: @AustinDean_3 remains on the DL for the Shrimp.
#13 Cody Poteet: @PoTweet_34, despite having the best name (and twitter handle) in the Marlins’ farm system, remains on the DL. He’s 2-3 with a 2.53 ERA with the Hammerheads.
#14 Albert Guaimaro: Guaimaro hasn’t played yet this season, but should appear soon with either the DSL or the GCL Marlins.
#15 Jordan Holloway: @jordholl14 remains on the DL for the Hoppers.
#16 Jeff Brigham: @jbrigs34 didn’t play for the Hammerheads today. He’s 1-0 with a 2.31 in 11 2⁄3 innings for Jupiter since his promotion.
#17 Sam Perez: @SCPerez_ didn’t play for the Grasshoppers in today’s 10-inning victory.
#18 Tayron Guerrero: @TyronGuerrero7 didn’t appear in the Shrimp loss to the Shuckers today.
#19 Roy Morales: @roy_morales25 went 0-for-3 and is hitting .273 for Jupiter.
#20 Sean Reynolds: @sean___reynolds will start his season with either GCL or Batavia soon.
#21 Remey Reed: @Remey_Reed will start for the Muckdogs soon.
#22 Brett Lilek: @Brett Lilek will also start for the Muckdogs soon.
#23 Andy Beltre: Beltre didn’t appear in Jacksonville’s loss earlier.
#24 Humberto Mejia: Mejia will start with the Muckdogs soon.
#25 Justin Twine: Twine went 2-for-5 with a run, a triple, two RBI, and a strikeout for the Hoppers earlier, and is hitting .178 this season.
#26 John Norwood: @Norwood_10 went 1-for-4 with an RBI and is hitting .286 for the Jumbo Shrimp.
#27 Joe Gunkel: @joe_gunkel didn’t play for the Shrimp tonight, and is 0-2 with a 5.93 ERA over six starts since joining the team after getting waived by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
#28 Yefri Perez: Perez went 0-for-1 as a pinch hitter for Jacksonville, and is hitting at a .173 clip this season.
#29 Destin Hood: @22_dhood went 0-for-3 with a walk and a whiff, and is at .264 for the Baby Cakes.
#30 Samuel Castro: Castro will start his season with the Muckdogs pretty soon.
Along with welcoming Tom Koehler and Junichi Tazawa to the clubhouse, the Hammerheads also sent RHP Nick Neumann to the Grasshoppers. Greensboro then sent RHP L.J. Brewster down to the Batavia Muckdogs.
The Cakes will play in game two of the three game series with the Storm Chasers at 8:05PM. Scott Copeland (3-7, 6.31) will take the hill.
Joe Gunkel (0-2, 5.93) will get his seventh chance for his first win with the Jumbo Shrimp at 7:35PM, in game two of the five game series with the Shuckers.
After splitting the first two games of their four game series with Clearwater, the Hammerheads will play game three starting at 5:30PM. They’ll send Scott Squier (2-6, 4.83) to the mound.
Greensboro will entrust Dylan Lee (3-5, 4.29) with the cowhide for game two of the four-game set with the Power, starting at 6:05PM.
The 3-3 Marlins will visit the DSL Astros Blue (3-3), in a game set for a 10:30AM first pitch.