José Rondón (.274): 2-for-4, 2B (3), picked off of 2nd
Matt Skole (.236): 1-for-3, R, 2B (5), RBI, BB
Patrick Leonard (.275): 2-for-4, R, 2B (6), RBI, K **MVP**
Donn Roach (3-1, 3.30): 6 IP, 9H, 6 R, BB, 4 K, 2 HR, loss, 30 GS, 81 pitches/54 strikes
Colton Turner (4.50): 2 IP, H, R, 2 K, HR
A mediocre effort overall for the Knights, with no true standout performances. Charlotte did rally for three runs in the bottom of the eighth, drawing to within 7-6 after Leonard’s RBI double, but Juan Perez grounded out to end the inning. Roach had his first poor start of the season, with a 30 game score. Turner made his Knights debut and it was OK, with two Ks in two innings, but a homer allowed.
Tito Polo (.214): 2-for-4, 2 R, 3B (3), K
Zack Collins (.170): 1-for-3, R, BB, K, caught runner on attempted steal of 2nd
Eloy Jimenez (.216): 1-for-4, R, HR (3), 4 RBI, K **MVP**
Seby Zavala (.308): 0-for-3, BB, 2 K
Jordan Stephens (2-3, 3.67): 5 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 7 K, win, 59 GS, 88 pitches/54 strikes
Ian Hamilton (4th save, 0.96): 2 IP, 2 K, 22 pitches/16 strikes
If the Barons offense hadn’t had 11 strikeouts and just two walks, perhaps this game would have been out of hand at some point. Jimenez had just one hit but drove in all four of Birmingham’s runs, and now has 11 RBI in 10 games. Hamilton was certainly deserving of an MVP on any other day, throwing just six called balls in two innings of work.
Welcome back, Tanner Banks!— Winston-Salem Dash (@WSDashBaseball) April 28, 2018
The 2017 CL All-Star has been assigned to the Dash from Extended Spring Training. He gets the start for us tonight in Wilmington. pic.twitter.com/V3AoPCHPOV
Joel Booker (.353): 0-for-4, 3 K
Luis Alexander Basabe (.316): 1-for-4, R, HR (4), RBI, K **MVP**
Blake Rutherford (.343): 1-for-4
Micker Adolfo (.322): 1-for-4, K
Nate Nolan (.156): 0-for-3, caught two of three runners stealing
Tanner Banks (0-1, 5.40): 5 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 6 K, loss, 51 GS, 83 pitches/53 strikes
Jose Ruiz (4.32): IP, H, 3 K, 21 pitches/17 strikes
Positives: the Dash batteries caught two runners stealing and picked off two runners. Negatives: 10 strikeouts for the W-S offense against just two walks. Basabe homered again, and now has 17 RBI in 20 games.
Laz Rivera (.329): 2-for-4, 2 R, BB
Michael Hickman (.246): 2-for-5, 2 RBI, K, CS (1)
Blake Battenfield (2.18): 6 IP, 3 H, R, BB, K, HR, 61 GS, 71 pitches/50 strikes **MVP**
Jake Elliott (2.70): 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 3 K, HR, BS (2)
Tyler Johnson (1.74): 2 IP, H, R, O ER, 4 K
Yosmer Soloranzo (0-2, 5.59): 2⁄3 IP, R, 0 ER, 2 BB, K, loss
Weird, wild one tonight. Johnson came on in the bottom of the ninth and struck out the side to send the game to extras. Carlos Perez hit a pinch-hit single in the top of the 10th to give Kanny a 4-3 lead, and then had a passed ball in the bottom of the 10th to allow the BlueClaws to tie the game back up. Finally, in the bottom of the 11th, WILD PITCH OFFENSE: Soloranzo uncorked a wild pitch that lost the game for the I’s.