OF Alex Presley launched a three-run HR in the fifth inning. #LetsGoKnights— Charlotte Knights (@KnightsBaseball) June 2, 2018
Alex Presley: 2-for-4, 1 HR, 2 R, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K **MVP**
Kevan Smith: 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 0 K
Michael Saunders: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Patrick Leonard: 1-for-4, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 K
Casey Gillaspie: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 2 K
Donn Roach: 6 2⁄3 IP, 4 H. 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
The Knights bats came alive tonight, on the back of a quality start by Donn Roach. Alex Presley hit a three-run bomb in the six-run fifth inning. This was a game for the potential major league placeholders, as Kevan Smith and Michael Saunders added an RBI as well. Smith’s batting average is up to .267. At this point, there is not much difference between Omar Narváez, Alfredo González, and Smith, but Smith has shown well with the bat in Charlotte.
After a lengthy delay, the Barons get the scoring started quickly as @Lamantha21 hits a triple between two outfielders and scores on a balk. That’s an 11-game hitting streak for Eloy. 1-0 Barons after 1. pic.twitter.com/4rOgHaPRsV— Birmingham Barons (@BhamBarons) June 2, 2018
Danny Mendick: 0-for-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
Zack Collins: 1-for-5, 3 RBI ,0 BB, 2 K
Eloy Jimenez: 2-for-4, 1 R, 0 BB, 0 K
Bryant Flete: 3-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 0 BB, 1 K **MVP**
Seby Zavala: 1-for-4, 1 R, 0 BB, 0 K
Jameson Fisher: 2-for-4, 1 R, 0 BB, 0 K
Jordan Guerrero: 5 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
Ian Hamilton: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
Birmingham got off to a peculiar start in this 6-4 win. The opening run by the Barons was scored by Eloy Jiménez — on a balk. Eloy had tripled in the previous at-bat and added on a single later for a two-hit game. His OPS is now up to 1.009. Jameson Fisher also had a multi-hit day, as he continues to raise his batting average (to .261) after a poor April. Bryant Flete, the fourth piece to the Jose Quintana deal, led the team with three hits. Flete does not play every day, but he has put up a good average, at .296.
We tried the best we could, but tonight's contest has been suspended due to wet conditions.— Winston-Salem Dash (@WSDashBaseball) June 2, 2018
Tonight's contest will be completed as a nine-inning game starting at 5 p.m. tomorrow, with a seven-inning contest following 30 minutes after the completion of the first game.
Luis Gonzalez: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 SB
Laz Rivera: 1-for-3, 2 RBI, 0 BB, 0 K
Craig Dedelow: 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 0 K
Tate Blackman: 2-for-3, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K **MVP**
Evan Skoug: 0-for-3, 1 BB, 1 K
Justin Yurchak: 0-for-3, 1 BB, 1 K
Luis Curbelo: 2-for-4, 1 R, 0 BB, 2 K
Lincoln Henzman: 5 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
Kannapolis maintains the best record in minor league baseball with a 5-3 win. Lincoln Henzman allowed six hits in five innings. Luis Curbelo had his best game as an Intimidator, with two hits. Laz Rivera extended his hitting streak to seven games, after hitting .383 in the month of May to raise his batting average to .359. Tate Blackman got the I’s on the board in the first inning with a two-run home run. The bullpen was phenomenal. Luis Ledo and Zach Lewis combined for four shutout innings, with nine strikeouts.