Run Barons Run! ♂️— Birmingham Barons (@BhamBarons) April 25, 2018
With the bases loaded and one out, @zackcollins0 hits the gap for a double to score Barnum, Mendick, and Polo to cut the Blue Wahoos lead to 4-3. Jimenez follows with a single and there are runners on the corners, 1 out T3. pic.twitter.com/R5i58Zidy7
Catcher Zack Collins showed signs of life with the bat on Tuesday, connecting for a pair of hits and driving in four runs for the Barons.
Casey Gillaspie: 2-for-3, 2B, 1 BB ***MVP***
Jake Elmore: 0-for-2, 1 R, 1 BB
Jacob May: 1-for-2, 1 RBI, 1 SB
L: Ricardo Pinto (0-1), 5 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 4 K
Tyler Danish: 1 1/3 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Rough night all around for Charlotte. They struggled at the plate with twice as many strikeouts (8) as hits (4), managing just one run and on the mound. Pinto only gave up two earned runs in his five innings, but walked four Bats, throwing only 50 of his 83 pitches for strikes in his first start for the Knights since being promoted from Winston-Salem on Friday. Danish didn’t fare much better, allowing two runs on three hits in his limited workload. Prior to the game, OF Daniel Palka was recalled by the White Sox, becoming the fifth player already this season to earn a promotion to MLB.
Tito Polo: 1-for-3, 2 R, 2 BB, 1 SB
Zack Collins: 2-for-4, 2 2B, 4 RBI, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SB ***MVP***
Eloy Jimenez: 1-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 R
Seby Zavala: 2-for-4, HR (5), 2 RBI
Trey Michalczewski: 2-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI, 1 SB
Jordan Guerrero: 3 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
W: Brian Clark (1-1), 2 IP, 1 BB, 1 K
S: Colton Turner (1), 2 IP, 1 BB, 3 K
The Barons managed to bat around in the third inning with Collins hitting a 3-run double into the gap, followed by a Jimenez single and a Michalczewski double that turned a 4-0 deficit into a 6-4 lead. Zevala hit his team-leading fifth home run of the season. Guerrero struggled in the second inning, allowing four runs in the frame before settling down in the third. Turner struck out three in two innings for his first save of the season. With two errors in this one, Birmingham now has a league-leading 24 errors.
Too much ️ ️ for ⚾ today— Winston-Salem Dash (@WSDashBaseball) April 24, 2018
Our scheduled game at @LynHillcats has been postponed. The Dash and Hillcats will play a twin bill on Wednesday, with game one starting at 5:30 p.m.
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Winston-Salem Dash vs Lynchburg Hillcats postponed due to rain
Game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Wednesday starting at 5:30 PM ET.
In a rain-shortened game at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium, the Intimidators held on to beat the Shorebirds 3-2 in seven innings, extending their win streak to six games.— Kannapolis Intimidators (@Intimidators) April 25, 2018
Luis Gonzalez: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 SB
Craig Dedelow: 1-for-4, 1 RBI
Anthony Villa: 2-for-2, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SB
Tate Blackman: 2-for-3, 2B, 1 RBI, 1 R ***MVP***
W: John Parke (3-0), 5 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
S: Zach Lewis (1), 2 IP, 2 K
In a rain-shortened affair, the I’s extended their winning streak to six games. Intimidators hitters managed to plate a run in three of seven innings with 2B Blackman leading the way with a pair of hits, including a double, one driven in and one run scored. CF Gonzalez also had a pair of hits and stole his third base of the season. Parke allowed eight hits in five innings but limited the damage to only two runs. Lewis pitched two perfect innings, striking out two, for his first save of the season