Charlie Tilson: 1-for-3, 1 BB, 0 K
Ryan Cordell: 1-for-3, 1 BB, 1 K
Eloy Jimenez: 0-for-3, 0 BB, 2 K
Seby Zavala: 0-for-4, 0 BB, 2 K
Jordan Guerrero: 5 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 6 K
Rob Scahill: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K **CO-MVP**
Caleb Frare: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K **CO-MVP**
Ryan Burr: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K **CO-MVP**
Ian Hamilton: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K **CO-MVP**
In a close loss, the pitching stood out for the Knights, in particular the bullpen. New addition Frare, bullpen prospect mainstays Burr and Hamilton, and Scahill only allowed one hit and did not allow a run. The pen was able to keep the game within two runs until the ninth inning, when the Knights rallied to put the winning run on second base. However, the offense was generally nonexistent. Jose Rondon hit a solo homer and Tilson returned to action to add a single, but it was not enough for a win.
Joel Booker: 0-for-3, 1 BB, 1 K
Alex Call: 1-for-4, 0 BB, 0 K
Zack Collins: 1-for-4, 0 BB, 1 K
Dylan Cease: 6 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 9 K **MVP**
Matt Foster: 2 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
Jose Ruiz: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
After being named Chicago White Sox minor league pitcher of July, Dylan Cease is looking to repeat in August after an 83 (670 the Score guys laugh) game score. He only allowed one baserunner, and that was a single. However, Foster allowed the lone run of the game in the Barons loss. Foster had been improving from his lackluster late June and early July. Even more so than Charlotte, the Birmingham’s hitters struggled heavily at the plate, especially with runners in scoring position. In total, the offense left 11 people on base — even with three doubles — not exactly a recipe for success.
Our recent dominance over Down East continues!— Winston-Salem Dash (@WSDashBaseball) August 5, 2018
The Dash defeat the Wood Ducks 5-1 on Saturday at Grainger Stadium.@lazriv02: 2-for-4, three-run homer@YerdynM: 2-for-2, solo homer
Bullpen: 6.1IP, 3H, 0R & 7Ks pic.twitter.com/6OQloxjZHs
Luis Gonzalez: 0-for-5, 0 BB, 0 K
Nick Madrigal: 2-for-3, 1 BB, 1 K
Blake Rutherford: 1-for-5, 0 BB, 1 K
Gavin Sheets: 1-for-4, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 K
Laz Rivera: 2-for-4, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 0 BB, 0 K **MVP**
Lincoln Henzman: 2 2⁄3 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
Tyler Johnson: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
Another great pitching performance down on the farm, this time it was by the entire pitching lineup. Henzman started the game and did give up a run, but it was unearned. That was the only run the Wood Ducks would get. Johnson was very impressive in his two innings to close the game. He did not allow a hit, and struck out four of the seven batters he faced. However, Rivera’s big three-run homer in the second inning opened up the scoring, so the Dash had a comfortable lead from the get-go. But, of course, the story of the game was Madrigal and his first professional strikeout.
After a bunt back to the pitcher, Steele Walker dives in safely at home on a Superman dive to give the Intimidators a 3-2 lead in the 7th! pic.twitter.com/PlZff4marf— Kannapolis Intimidators (@Intimidators) August 5, 2018
Ian Dawkins: 0-for-4, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 SB
Luis Curbelo: 2-for-5, 2 R, 0 BB, 2 K **MVP**
Steele Walker: 0-for-4, 1 R, 0 BB, 0 K
Justin Yurchak: 1-for-4, 0 BB, 1 K
Spencer Moran: 4 1⁄3 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K
Bennett Sousa: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
The pitching depth has really shown itself in the minors today. Moran was not successful, but he was serviceable enough to leave with the game close. Sousa lowered his ERA to 1.08 after two shutout innings, as he got his first save in Kannapolis. Thanks to a four-run seventh inning, the I’s came out on top. Craig Dedelow has started to fall off from the prospect watch, but he did provide a big two-out RBI to extend the lead. Curbelo added a double and a single, and came around to score on both hits.
Youth is served! Bryce Bush's first hit as a member of the @gfvoyagers is a solo home run whacked up the right field line. 4-4 going B5.— Great Falls Voyagers (@gfvoyagers) August 5, 2018
Bryce Bush: 2-for-4, 1 HR, 3 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
Lenyn Sosa: 0-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 0 K
Logan Sowers: 2-for-5, 0 BB, 2 K
Romy Gonzalez: 1-for-5, 1 R, 0 BB, 2 K
Gunnar Troutwine: 1-for-4, 0 BB, 0 K
Amado Nunez: 5-for-5, 1 HR, 0 BB, 0 K **MVP**
Jonathan Stiever: 2 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
The Voyagers were the outlier for a pitching performance for the minor league system. Stiever only allowed one run, but it was Lane Ramsey who was on the mound for the next five (two unearned). Bush’s first hit in Great Falls was a solo home run to tie the ballgame, but the Osprey took back the lead quick. Nunez went a cool 5-for-5, including his first home run as well.
Zack Burdi just wrapped up his rehab outing in AZL. Sat 93-95.— Eric Longenhagen (@longenhagen) August 5, 2018
Cabera Weaver: 1-for-5, 0 BB, 2 K
Camilo Quinteiro: 0-for-3, 2 BB, 1 K
Luis Robert: 1-for-4, 0 BB, 0 K
Luis Mieses: 1-for-4, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 SB
Lency Delgado: 1-for-4, 0 BB, 0 K
Zack Burdi: 2⁄3 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Yordi Rosario: 5 1⁄3 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K **MVP**
Zack is back, but not fully up to speed yet. Burdi’s fastball was not as electric, but that was predictable given his first time pitching in a game in more than a calendar year. Unfortunately, Burdi’s lone run surrendered was the difference for the AZL Sox. Robert added another hit in his rehab stint, which should be coming to a close sooner than later. Jimmy Galusky was the only hitter to have more than one hit, but no runs came of it. Rosario took over for Burdi and threw over five innings of no-run ball to keep the score 1-0.
Harold Diaz: 2-for-4, 0 BB, 0 K
Cristofer Melendez: 6 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 11 K **MVP**
A shutout win, without any errors? Usually that would be in Winston-Salem, but no, it was in the Dominican. Jorgen Rosas drove in the only run of the game, with an RBI triple in the sixth inning. Meanwhile. Melendez backed up whisoxman20051917’s Under the Radar piece, with six shutout innings. He left with a blistering 79 game score, and Oriel Castro and Erick Perez kept the shutout intact for the DSL Sox’s 12th win.