Columbus (Cleveland) 5 Norfolk 9
No Riemold, no Parmalee, no problems. The Tides' offense continues to chug along in spite of their once 3-4 hitters washing ashore in the Inner Harbor. Every starter save 8 hitter Julio Borbon had a hit, with the 4 thru 7 hitters each accruing 2 hits. Dariel Alvarez smacked his 8th dinger, Christian Walker went 2 for 3 with a walk and 3 runs scored, and Michael Almanzar went 2 for 3 with 4 RsBI. Ceasar Cabral got a BS Win (Blown Save and Win) courtesy of the offense hanging a 4 spot in the 8th after Cabral gave up the at the time tying run in the top half of the inning.
Carolina (Atlanta) 8 Frederick 7
The Keys made a game out of what seemed to be a lost cause after 4 and a half innings. The Mudcats jumped out to a 6-0 lead off starter David Hess. His pitches were jumping off bats to the tune of 2 doubles, 1 triple, 2 home runs, and 7 additional flyouts. yikes. The Keys' offense mustered up the courage to cut the deficit in half in the bottom of the 5th. Josh Hart got things started with a line drive single and promptly stole 2nd. He advanced to 3rd on a fielder's choice before scoring via a wild pitch. A Chance Sisco single drove in the 2nd run of the inning, and he would come around to score the 3rd run later on.
But the 'pen would yield a run in both the 6th and 7th to ultimately give Carolina a lead they would not relinquish. Sisco finished 2 for 3 with 2 walks, extending his hit streak to 9 games, and is currently slashing .300 / .395 / .414. If the defense can be even a fraction of what the bat is, man...is he gonna be good. Too bad the Duq' will probably just trade him for 2 months of a reliever this July...
Kannapolis (White Sox) 5 Delmarva 13
After hearing the bad news regarding his thumb injury the Shorebirds decided to say 'Screw you, Jo -bu- Mar! We do it ourselves!' A 6 run 5th blew this one open while the 4 run 7th just served to salt the Earth from whence the Intimidators came. 6 Shorebirds had multi-hit nights. Somewhat surprisingly though was that they managed to put up 13 runs with just 3 walks and 4 extra base hits, and all of those were doubles. The babip gods be very generous at times (or cruel depending on one's perspective). Lucas Long was a 24th round pick last year and served up 6 innings of 1 run ball for the 'Birds. That's 2 nice starts in a row for him, with just 2 ER allowed over 11 IP.
Your Tuesday probables are currently listed as such:
Norfolk: (LHP) Chris Jones
Delmarva: (LHP) Brian Gonzalez