Norfolk Tides 5, Gwinnett Braves 6
Since losing a regular spot on the big league roster, Mike Wright has had "it" some nights and been off others. Last night, he turned in a performance worthy of the great Tommy Hunter: six runs, all earned. Michael Almanzar tripled and walked.
Delmarva Shorebirds 5, Lakewood BlueClaws 7
Not a bad outing for Cristian Alvarado. The Venezuelan righty struck out five while allowing two earned runs and no walks in seven innings. Alvarado was on track for the win, but Christian Turnipseed allowed the BlueClaws to tie it in the 9th and ultimately win it in the 10th. If the game is measured by the strength of names, how could the Shorebirds and their lone Turnipseed be expected to stand up to the likes of Jacob Waquespack and Seranthony Dominguez? At any rate, Turnipseed's outing was one of the worst of his career, but only the third time in 53 appearances he's walked more than one batter.
Newly minted player of the week Randolph Gassaway kept up his hot hitting, Ryan Mountcastle homered and Cedric Mullins stole his 24th base of the season.
Aberdeen Ironbirds 6, Connecticut Tigers 3
In his third professional start, 2016 second rounder Matthias Dietz allowed seven baserunners in 2.2 innings. James Teague, taken all the way back in the 37th round, was able to pick him up and more or less shut the door on the Tigers. Jaylen Ferguson was the Ironbird that failed to reach base, but Ryan McKenna reached via a walk, a single and a double. Kirvin Moesquit singled twice and stole a base, but also was charged with his ninth error of the season.
Full boxscores from these games and rookie league games from the DR and the GCL are available here.
NOR: Tyler Wilson
BOW: Branden Barker
FRE: Jon Keller
DEL: Brian Gonzalez