My apologies for the lack of a DOTF post yesterday.
Triple-A Durham Bulls (51-32)
Behind a strong start from Jake Odorizzi, the Durham Bulls eased by the Columbus Clippers by the score of 3-1. Odorizzi went 6.1 innings, allowing the lone run of the game for the Clippers. He was relieved by Josh Lueke, who pitched 1.2 scoreless innings. Kirby Yates picked up his ninth save by striking out the side. Leslie Anderson and Shelly Duncan both hit doubles while Jesus Flores added an RBI.
Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (42-39)
The Biscuits were blown out of the water by the Smokies, losing the game by the score of 13-0. Jake Thompson, the start for the Biscuits, failed to make it out of the second inning, allowing seven runs on seven hits and two walks. Neil Schenk was poor as well, surrendering four runs in 2.1 innings. Jim Patterson allowed another two runs in two innings of work. Cameron Seitzer picked up two of the four hits for the Biscuits.
Class-A Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (35-42)
A dominant Parker Markel led the Stone Crabs to a 4-1 victory on Saturday night. In one of his best starts this season, Markel went 6.1 innings and allowed an unearned run while striking out ten and walking only one. The Stone Crabs offense got to top prospect Andrew Heaney, knocking him out in the fifth inning even though they fanned eight times. The 5-6-7-8 hitters did the damage for the Stone Crabs; Curt Casali, Alejandro Segovia, Jeff Malm, and Jake DePew combined for eight hits, three of them home runs.
Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (44-34)
Strong pitching led the Hot Rods to a 3-1 victory on Saturday. Reinaldo Lopez went six innings and allowed only one run. Nick Sawyer and Ryan Garton combined to pitch the final three innings. Leonardo Reginatto had three hits while Justin O'Conner laced a double.
Class-A Short Season Hudson Valley Renegades (9-4)
The Hudson Valley Renegades cruised to a 9-0 victory on Saturday night. Jonathan Quinonez, Oscar Hernandez, and James Harris each had two hits. Aaron Griffin, Eli Echarry, and Jaime Schultz combined to pitch the shutout.
Rookie Princeton Rays (2-7)
A productive offense, led by 2012 second round pick Spencer Edwards, led Princeton to a 6-2 victory. Edwards collected three hits while second baseman Coty Blanchard collected two of his own. German Marquez started for the Rays, allowing two runs in five innings.
Rookie GCL Rays (3-5)
In a high scoring game, the GCL Rays lost to the GCL Orioles 10-9. Jose Mujica made the start, going only 2.1 innings and allowing five hits and three runs (two earned). On the positive side, he walked none and struck out three. Jose Castillo pitched better, allowing one run in two innings while striking out one and walking one. Jhefferson Hurtado pitched poorly in relief, surrendering six runs. Riley Unroe, Kean Wong, and Alexander Simon each had two hits.
Star of the Day: It was a nice day for Parker Markel.
Goat of the Day: Jake Thompson pitched poorly for Montgomery.
Cole Figueroa: 0-4, K
Tim Beckham: 1-4, 3 K
Brandon Guyer: 1-3, K
Jake Odorizzi: 6.1 IP, 5 H, 1 R/ER, 1 BB, 7 Ks
Mikie Mahtook: 0-3, BB, 2 Ks
Cameron Seitzer: 2-2, 2 BBs
Todd Glaesmann: 0-4, K
Parker Markel: 6.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 10 Ks
Ryan Brett: 1-5, 2B
Jake Hager: 0-5, 4 Ks
Richie Shaffer: 0-4, BB, K
Alejandro Segovia: 2-4, HR, K
Jeff Malm: 3-4, HR, K
Kes Carter: 0-4, 3 Ks
Andrew Toles: 0-4, K
Brandon Martin: 0-3, K
Nick Sawyer: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 2 K
Oscar Hernandez: 2-5 2 Ks
James Harris: 2-3, 2 BB, K
Spencer Edwards: 3-4
Bralin Jackson: 1-4, 2 Ks
Yoel Araujo: 0-4
Jose Mujica: 2.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 Ks
Jose Castillo: 2 IP, 1 R/ER, 1 BB, 1 K