James Shields made his second rehab start against Gwinnett, and he can call it a success -- five effective innings, 72 pitches thrown. He aimed to be done with rehab after two outings, and that might be good enough for his next turn.
Jake Petricka might beat him to Chicago. Brad Goldberg was optioned to Charlotte after Thursday’s game, and Petricka seems like a good bet to return to the bullpen. He threw rehab outings for Charlotte on a regular reliever’s schedule, and two of them were scoreless.
Should both get called up by their next availability, that will leave Carlos as the only active rehabber. He felt good enough after his 2017 regular-season debut with Winston-Salem to make a second scheduled start with Charlotte on Sunday. That’s a great sign, although since he was a late scratch from his second spring outing, it can’t be taken as a given until he actually makes it to the mound.
Gwinnett 4, Charlotte 1
- Yoan Moncada went 0-for-3 with a walk, two strikeouts and a stolen base.
- Jacob May and Danny Hayes were 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
- Nicky Delmonico, 2-for-4 with a double, strikeout and CS.
- James Shields: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 47 of 72 pitches for strikes.
Tennessee 3, Birmingham 2 (10 innings)
- Eddy Alvarez and Jake Peter both went 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
- Nick Basto was 1-for-4.
- Alfredo Gonzalez went 0-for-3.
- Third consecutive strong start for Jordan Guerrero: 7 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 6 K
Salem 3, Winston-Salem 1
- Zack Collins went 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts. He was also caught stealing.
- Trey Michalczewski went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
- Luis Alexander Basabe, 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts.
- Johan Cruz went 1-for-3 with a K.
Kannapolis 5, Lakewood 1
- Joel Booker went 0-for-5.
- Jameson Fisher, 0-for-3 with two walks and a strikeout.
- Courtney Hawkins went 2-for-5 with a double.
- Micker Adolfo was 1-for-4 with a double and an HBP.
- Jimmy Lambert: 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP.
DSL Giants 6, DSL White Sox 5
- Brayant Nova walked twice and struck out thrice.
- Santo Vasquez went 0-for-3 with a walk, HBP, two strikeouts and a stolen base.
- Luis Mieses went 1-for-5 with two strikeouts.
- Harvin Mendoza, 0-for-3 with two walks and a strikeout.
- Josue Guerrero, 1-for-4 with a walk.
- Anderson Comas was 1-for-5.
- Anthony Coronado walked twice and struck out twice. He was caught stealing.
- Kleyder Sanchez went 3-for-4 with a strikeout.
- Brayan Herrera: 5 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 2 WP
- There’s Nelson Acosta, if it’s the right Acosta: 2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, 2 HBP