RHP Kyle Barraclough was sent to the Jupiter Hammerheads on a rehab assignment.
Pacific Coast League
New Orleans Baby Cakes 11, Colorado Springs Sky Sox 10
The Cakes (47-71) defeated the Sox (69-46) with 8,195 in the house at Security Service Field. Mike Kickham (2-1, 6.94) earned the win, allowing six earned runs on 10 hits and a walk in six innings, with two strikeouts. Severino Gonzalez got his second save in two days, getting the last two outs in the ninth.
New Orleans opened the scoring in the second inning, totaling five runs on a Chad Hinshaw RBI-double, a Steve Lombardozzi RBI-single, a Eury Perez two-RBI-double, and a Brian Anderson RBI-single. The Sox came back with two in the bottom of the inning, on a Chris Colabello two-RBI-double.
Colorado Springs scored another pair of runs in the fourth inning on a Nate Orf RBI-double and a Rene Garcia sacrifice fly to get within a run. The Sox took the lead in the fifth on consecutive RBI-doubles from Ivan De Jesus and Brett Phillips.
New Orleans came back to take a 9-6 lead in the seventh inning, scoring on a Brett Anderson sacrifice fly, a Christian Colon two-RBI-double, and a Chad Hinshaw RBI-double. The Cakes scored two more in the eighth on a Peter Mooney RBI-double and an Anderson RBI-single.
Colorado Springs scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth, on a single, a double, a triple, and a two-run-homer, but the game ended just out of reach for the Sky Sox.
Mooney, Colon, and Hinshaw each hit a pair of doubles to lead the New Orleans offense as the Cakes were outhit by the Sky Sox, 16-to-14.
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 5, Mississippi Braves 2
Trevor Richards (4-4, 2.67) struck out eight and allowed just one hit in six innings as the Jumbo Shrimp (54-63) defeated the Braves (47-69) by a 5-2 count with 6,360 in attendance at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.
The Jumbo Shrimp did all of their damage in the sixth inning. Taylor Ard (11) hit a three-run homer to left field, then Kyle Barrett and Austin Dean added RBI-singles for a 5-0 Jacksonville lead. Jared James (4) hit a two-run shot in the ninth to prevent a Shrimp shutout, but that’s how it ended after Tyler Kinley earned his sixth save of the season.
Austin Dean collected three singles, K.C. Serna hit two, and John Norwood hit a single and a double to lead the Jacksonville offense.
Florida State League
Jupiter Hammerheads 2, Florida Fire Frogs 1 (10)
Oriel Caicedo pitched 8 2⁄3 hitless and walkless innings before allowing a base hit to Mason Davis in the bottom of the ninth. Cleuluis Rondon hit a walkoff-RBI-single in the 10th with 5,850 in the house at Roger Dean Stadium. The Hammerheads (60-56) left with a 2-1, extra inning win over the Fire Frogs (41-70).
Kyle Barraclough started and struck out two in a hitless first inning. Pablo Lopez pitched seven innings in relief, striking out eight and allowing one earned run on five hits and zero walks. Felipe Gonzalez (9-8, 4.58) earned the win, surrendering two hits and striking out three in two innings.
Florida scored first, with an Anfernee Seymour RBI-single in the second inning. Caicedo had his near-perfect day ruined when Mason Davis singled with two-out in the ninth, then Corey Bird scored on a Colby Lusignan RBI-single to tie it at one. Rondon’s RBI-single was Jupiter’s fourth hit of the game.
South Atlantic League
Greensboro Grasshoppers 2, Kannapolis Intimidators 1 (7)
Kolton Mahoney (5-5, 3.29) pitched six two-hit innings, allowing one earned run while striking out seven and giving up two walks. Nestor Bautista pitched a perfect seventh, striking one out for his third save.
Kannapolis got on the board first on a Jake Burger RBI-single, but Rony Cabrera hit a two-RBI-single in the second for the eventual game winner.
Greensboro Grasshoppers 1, Kannapolis Intimidators 0 (suspended, rain, 4)
Kyle Keller started game two with four shutout innings, and Micah Brown got the Hoppers on the board first, with a fourth inning sacrifice fly before the contest was suspended due to rain. It will be completed later was part of a doubleheader.
New York-Penn League
Batavia Muckdogs 5, Connecticut Tigers 4
With 1,192 at Dodd Stadium, the Muckdogs (18-32) defeated the Tigers (24-24), 5-4.
Connecticut made a dent on the scoreboard first, scoring twice in the second inning on a Joey Morgan RBI-single and a Cole Peterson sacrifice fly. Batavia got on the board on a Felix Viloria wild pitch in the sixth inning to get within a run.
Randel Alcantara made it 3-1 in the bottom of the sixth on a sacrifice fly, then the Muckdogs scored four times in the seventh on bases-loaded walks by Terry Bennett and Lazaro Alonso and a two-run single from Bubba Hollins.
Colby Bortles hit an RBI-single in the bottom of the inning to get one back, but Taylor Braley (1-1, 2.89) earned the victory by striking out four in 2 2⁄3 frames.
Remey Reed started and tossed 4 1⁄3 innings, allowing two earned runs on five hits and a walk while striking out three for no decision.
Gulf Coast League
Julio Frias (1-2, 5.09) earned a win for the Marlins (19-21) with two perfect innings, striking out as many Nationals (23-16).
Yeral Encarnación went 4-for-4 with a double and a homer to lead the Marlins’ offense. Gerardo Nunez hit a single and a triple.
Dominican Summer League
DSL Marlins 7, DSL Royals 3
The Marlins (32-25) defeated the Royals (25-32) with six ninth inning runs.
The Marlins scored in the third on a Daniel Paulino RBI-single, then the Royals came back to score on an Edison Suriel fifth inning wild pitch and took the lead in the sixth on a Javier Sanchez RBI-single. The Royals got some insurance in the eighth on a Randor Vargas RBI-single for a 3-1 lead.
The Marlins scored in the ninth on an Ezequiel Alfonzo sacrifice fly, twice on a Sanchez throwing error, twice on a Wiklerman Rasquin two-RBI-double, and once more on a Miguel Pena RBI-groundout.
Fish Stripes Top 30 Prospect Watch
#1 Trevor Rogers
#2 Braxton Garrett
#3 Brian Anderson went 2-for-3 with a walk and three RBI batting fourth for the Cakes to improve to .341.
#4 Dillon Peters
#5 Tyler Kolek
#6 Merandy Gonzalez
#7 Brian Miller went 0-for-2 with a walk to drop to .313 leading off for the Grasshoppers.
#8 Brayan Hernandez
#9 James Nelson
#10 Drew Steckenrider
#11 Jeff Brigham
#12 Cody Poteet
#13 Colton Hock
#14 Thomas Jones batted second for Batavia and went 0-for-3 with a walk, a run, and two strikeouts to drop to .198.
#15 Joe Dunand
#16 Riley Mahan
#17 Ryan Lillie
#18 Sam Perez
#19 Trevor Richards started for the Shrimp and struck out eight in six innings, allowing two walks and one hit to improve to 4-4 with a 2.67 ERA.
#20 Brandon Miller
#21 Edward Cabrera pitched a relief inning for the Muckdogs, allowing a run on a hit and striking out one. He’s tracking at 5.97 for the season.
#22 Sean Reynolds went 1-for-4 with an RBI and two strikeouts, improving to .214 batting fifth for GCL.
#23 Pablo Lopez pitched seven innings of relief, striking out eight and surrendering one earned run on five hits to improve to 2.39.
#24 Ricardo Cespedes
#25 Isael Soto
#26 John Norwood went 2-for-3 with a double, two walks, a run, and a strikeout to drop to .276 batting second for Jacksonville.
#27 Austin Dean went 3-for-5 batting second for Jacksonville, with an RBI to improve to .316.
#28 Ynmanol Marinez
#29 Albert Guaimaro batted second for GCL and went 1-for-3 with a run and an RBI to improve to .245.
#30 Stone Garrett
Fish Stripes 20
The top 20 players (by user vote) not already represented in the “official” Top 30 prospects:
#1 Ben Meyer
#2 Braxton Lee led off for the Shrimp and dropped to .316 by going 0-for-3. He did draw two walks.
#3 Bryce Howe
#4 Ethan Clark
#5 Michael King
#6 Mike Kickham earned the victory for New Orleans despite allowing six earned runs in as many innings. He struck out two and allowed a walk and 10 hits. He’s at 6.94 at the triple-A level.
#7 Kyle Keller
#8 Matt Givin
#9 Boo Vazquez
#10 Colby Lusignan batted third for Jupiter and went 1-for-4 with an RBI to improve to .365.
#11 Gerardo Nunez led off for GCL and went 2-for-4 with a run and a triple to improve to .319.
#12 Matt Juengel
#13 Daniel Paulino went 1-for-4 with a run, a walk, a strikeout, and two RBI. batting third for DSL to drop to .312.
#14 Shao-pin Ho pinch-hit for the Muckdogs and went 0-for-1 with a walk and a run, dropping to .184.
#15 Jeff Kinley
#16 Ben Holmes
#17 Chris Mazza
#18 Tayron Guerrero
#19 Karl Craigie
#20 Sean Guenther
1:00PM - Merandy Gonzalez (5-2, 2.12) will start for the Hammerheads against the Fire Frogs.
3:05PM - Dillon Peters (3-2, 2.89) starts for Jacksonville against the Mississippi Braves.
3:30PM - The Baby Cakes will go for the series win against Colorado Springs. They’ll sent Omar Bencomo (0-1, 6.43) to the hill.
4:05PM - The Tigers will host the Muckdogs. Starting pitching hasn't been determined.
5:05PM - Max Duval (1-0, 4.50) will start against the Intimidators.
Minor League History
Courtesy of MILB.COM:
Rochester played host to one of the International League's greatest pitching duels of all time, with the Red Wings' Tom Poholsky emerging the victor. Rochester scored a run off Jersey City's Andy Tomasic in each of the first two innings, while Poholsky yielded two unearned runs in the top of the second. As a Red Wing Stadium crowd of 5,863 looked on, Poholsky proceeded to hurl 20 consecutive scoreless innings.
Tomasic matched him inning-for-inning until the bottom of the 22nd, when Dick Cole led off with a single. Cole advanced to second on a balk and Don Richmond (the eventual IL batting champion in 1950 and 1951) pulled a line drive down the right-field line to win the game, 3-2. In 22 innings, Poholsky allowed 10 hits, five walks and two unearned runs. He went on to an 18-6 record and the league ERA title at 2.17.
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