Big night down on the farm, as all four affiliates win.
WooSox win 8-3 over Lehigh Valley. Thomas Pannone, born in Cranston RI (and sharing my birthday, 29 years later), went 5 with 0 R, 3 H, 0 BB, and 7 K. Eduard Bazardo gave up a 2-run lead in the 6th but vultured the W when the Wooers put up a 4-spot in the bottom half of the inning and a pair of insurance runs in the 7th. Casas went 1-3 with the mammoth homer seen above, 2 BBs and 2 Ks. Fitzgerald went deep, his 4th, in a 1-3 effort. Yolmer Sanchez went 3-3 with a double and a dong, and Refsnyder went 2-4. Franchy, who had been flying high in the first series, came back to earth with an 0-4 with 3Ks.
SeaDogs win 7-1 over Harrisburg on the road. Brayan Bello went 5 scoreless, giving up 4 H, 0 BBs and with an eye-opening 10 Ks. David Hamilton, acquired from Milwaukee in the Renfroe-JBJ trade, stayed hot, going 2-4 with a walk, 2 runs, 2 ribs and 3 stolen bases. Tyler "there is no such thing as Fight Club" Dearden went 3-5 with a triple, Christian Koss was 2-5 with 2 rbi, and Nick Sogard 2-4 with a double and 2 runs scored. The SeaDogs jumped out to a 5-0 lead after two innings and cruised behind Bello and four relievers.
The Greenville Drive blanked Asheville on the road, 11-0. The theme for the day seems to be strong starting pitching. Yusniel Padron-Artiles went six innings, giving up just 3 hits, no walks, and striking out eight. Casey Cobb (2 IP, 1 H, 3 K) and Cody Scroggins (1 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K) completed the shutout. Every hitter 1-8 in the line-up got a hit and every hitter scored a run. Nick Yorke went 1-5 with a double. Ceddanne Rafaela went 2-4 with a double and 2 runs. Tyler Esplin was 2-5 with 2 doubles, Gilberto Jimenez 2-5 with a homer (1) and a stolen base. Alex Binelas, also acquired in the Renfroe-JBJ trade, went 1-4 with his 2nd homer of the season.
Salem Red Sox outlasted the home team Fayetteville Woodpeckers 11-7 in 11 innings. Juan Daniel Encarnacion started and went 4 innings, giving up 2 runs on 3 hits, including a home run, with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts. Marcelo Mayer went 3-6 with the double seen above, 1 run and 2 ribs. Niko Kavadas was 2-5 with a double and the homer seen above. Nathan Hickey was 1-3 with 3 walks and the big blow of the game, a grand slam in the 11th.