Another Wil Myers home run is pretty good news though.
Triple-A Durham Bulls (41-24)
Without Jake Odorizzi, Durham's bullpen couldn't piece together a nine inning game in their 8-5 loss to Louisville. The Bulls actually built a 4-0 lead through three innings thanks to a Brandon Guyer RBI double and back to back home runs by Wil Myers and Leslie Anderson, but the game unraveled in the fourth. After Cory Wade stumbled through 1.2 scoreless innings as the starter, Adam Liberatore ran into trouble in his second full inning of work. After walking in a one with one out, he was replaced by Steve Geltz who couldn't put out the fire. The inning culminated in a grand slam by Neftali Soto to complete Louisville's six run inning and take the lead for good. Liberatore was charged with four runs, Geltz with three, and Juan Sandoval would later give up two of his own. Cole Figueroa hit a solo home run in the ninth.
Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (33-31)
Two big Biscuit innings helped Montgomery fend off Huntsville in an 8-4 win. The two crooked numbers came in the fourth and sixth innings, immediately after the Stars scored themselves. In the three run fourth, Kyeong Kang delivered the first two runs with an RBI triple, and he would come around to score himself on a sac fly by Robby Price. Two innings later, Kang would again play a huge role in a four run inning with a solo home run. That was the start of a parade of six straight hits before Huntsville finally got an out. Even that came at a price though, as a throwing error on an attempted double play allowed the fourth run of the inning to score. Enny Romero was the recipient of the run support and pitched okay. He allowed four runs in six innings, but only two were earned. He struck out four and allowed four hits and walked two. Kevin Kiermaier reached base three times, stole a base and drove in two runs.
Class-A Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (28-33)
Unlike Monday's game, Charlotte could not rebound from a rough first inning in Tuesday's 6-2 loss to Tampa. All six Yankees runs came in the first inning against Eliazer Suero, making his first start of the season. After starting the game with a Mason Williams groundout, Tampa suddenly went up 3-0 after a walk, RBI triple and two run homer by Gary Sanchez. With two outs and another run in, Saxon Butler hit their second two run home run of the inning to plate Tampa's fifth and sixth runs. Jake Partridge and Kevin Brandt each pitched four scoreless innings of relief, but the offense couldn't dig out of the hole. Ryan Brett hit a solo home run, and Jeff Malm had two hits. Brett was removed from the game for a pinch runner in the fifth after suffering his injury.
Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (34-29)
I wrote an actual paragraph for this Hot Rods 15-4 win, but the editor ate it. Jeff Ames only pitched an inning because of a rain delay. He was followed by Matt Spann who allowed five unearned runs but got the win anyway. Every Bowling Green batter reached base two or more times, led by Tyler Goeddel and Tommy Coyle with four each. Justin O'Conner homered for the second straight game, and Ryan Dunn hit his first of the year.
Star of the day-
Goat of the day- Meanwhile, Suero had the worst start by the starters and "starters".
Today's games (probables courtesy of milb.com)
Montgomery is off
Charlotte v. Tampa 6:30 PM
TBA v. (2-0, 1.64)
Bowling Green @ Dayton 7 PM (MiLB.TV)
Blake Snell (1-5, 4.14) v.
*Listed as TBA on milb.com
Scouting the opposition
26-36 (6th in FSL North)
Offense: 252 R (5th) .674 OPS (9th)
Pitching: 3.92 ERA (8th) 1.34 WHIP (6th)
Top 30 Prospects: CF (1), C (3), 2B Angelo Gumbs (7), RHP (13), RHP (25), RHP (32)
Dayton Dragons (Cincinnati)
26-38 (6th in MWL East)
Offense: 285 R (10th) .664 OPS (13th)
Pitching: 4.77 ERA (16th) 1.45 WHIP (15th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP (2), RHP Nick Travieso (6), OF (7), LHP (9), OF (14), RHP Pedro Diaz (17), (19), 3B (20), RHP Sal Romano (30)