Jacob May (.253): 2-for-4, 2 RBI, 1 BB
Michael Saunders (.164): 2-for-5, 1 R
Mason Robbins (.257): 3-for-4, 2 RBI, 2 R ***MVP***
Juan Perez (.199): 1-for-4, HR (4), 1 RBI
W: Jordan Stephens (2-1, 2.59 ERA), 6 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
Mason Robbins had three of Charlotte’s eight hits, drove in a pair of runs and scored a pair of runs to lead the Knights to victory on Thursday. Robbins’ offensive outburst, along with Juan Perez clubbing his fourth home run of the season, led the Knights’s offensive charge. That was more than enough for Jordan Stephens, who improved to 4-for-4 in quality starts since his promotion to Triple-A. Stephens allowed two runs on six hits, while walking none and striking out four, in six innings of work. CF Jacob May ended the month of May with a pair of hits and two runs driven in. Despite his average dropping to .211 on May 15, Jacob is up 42 points since then and is currently sitting at .253.
Prior to the game, the Knights bullpen got a boost with the promotion of RHP Brad Goldberg from Birmingham. Goldberg had a 2.82 ERA with 34 strikeouts in 22 1/3 innings of relief work at Double-A this season.
Stop us if you’ve heard this before....— Birmingham Barons (@BhamBarons) June 1, 2018
GONZO ELOY! @Lamantha21 with an absolute 109 mph off the bat for a 3-run homer to put the Barons up 3-0 after 1.
That’s his 10th HR, tied with teammate Seby Zavala for the @SLeagueBaseball lead! pic.twitter.com/afadXlDxiw
Danny Mendick (.259): 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 BB
Zack Collins (.273): 0-for-1, 1 R, 3 BB
Eloy Jimenez (.331): 1-for-4, HR (10), 3 RBI
Jameson Fisher (.255): 2-for-4, 2B
Bryant Flete (.269): 1-for-2, 2B, 2 BB
W: Spencer Adams (3-6, 5.50 ERA), 8 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K ***MVP***
S: Jose Ruiz (1, 1.64 ERA)
Eloy Jimenez blasted his 10th home run of the season — a three-run rocket — in the first inning, and that was all the offense the Barons would need as RHP Spencer Adams pitched eight shutout innings for the win. Adams put his last two starts, in which he struggled, behind him as he struck out six and walked nobody while allowing just two hits, tallying a phenomenal 90 game score. C Zack Collins worked his way on base three times via base on balls raising his season total to 52 walks, which now leads all of the minor leagues.
Luis Alexander Basabe (.269): 1-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI
Alex Call (.259): 2-for-4, 2B, SB (3)
Zach Remillard (.263): 1-for-4, 1 R
Joel Booker (.267): 1-for-4, 1 R
W: Bernardo Flores (4-3, 2.69 ERA), 8 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K ***MVP***
S: Matt Foster (4, 2.86 ERA)
LHP Bernardo Flores was brilliant again, picking up his eighth quality start in 10 outings to earn the win. Flores pitched eight innings, allowing just one run and striking out five while not walking a single batter. Flores has now allowed just 10 earned runs over his last seven starts. Dash bats continued to struggle overall (five hits, 12 strikeouts in this one), but managed to do enough for the victory on Thursday. Luis Basabe’s two-run double in the fifth inning scored Joel Booker and Mitch Roman, proving to be the game-winner.
UPDATE: Tonight’s games have been POSTPONED. Additional info will be provided shortly.— Kannapolis Intimidators (@Intimidators) June 1, 2018
Both the regularly scheduled game for Thursday, as well as the make-up game from Tuesday’s rainout, was postponed due to rain.
Each game will be made up during the Intimidators next series against the Delmarva Shorebirds, which takes place June 11-14.