|Rochester||Won, 6-4||@ Worcester, 6:35 p.m.||Sharp (0-0, 4.91) vs. Weber (1-1, 2.96)|
|Harrisburg||Lost, 2-1||vs. Portland, 6:30 p.m.||M. Sanchez (0-3, 3.81) vs. Politi (1-3, 5.48)|
|Wilmington||Won, 4-1||vs. Hudson Valley, 7:05 p.m.||Dyson (1-1, 0.98) vs. TBD|
|Fredericksburg||Lost, 9-4||vs. Delmarva, 7:05 p.m.||Seijas (1-1, 4.43) vs. Moore (1-2, 3.55)|
Rochester 6 Worcester 4
• Rodriguez (W, 1-0) 5IP, 2H, 1R, 1ER, 0BB, 8K, HR
• Miller (SV, 3) 1⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 5K
• Kieboom 1-3, 2R, BB, HR(GS), 4RBI
• Bautista 2-5, R, RBI
• Palka 1-3, BB
Carter Kieboom’s grand slam in the 6th broke a 1-1 tie while the Red Wings ‘pen buckled but did not break for a 6-4 win over the Red Sox. Jefry Rodriguez won for the first time in 2021, as he allowed just one run on a homer and two hits overall over five innings. The 27-y.o. veteran struck eight and did not issue a walk. Alberto Baldonado and Dakota Bacus both gave up longballs to let Worcester get within one but TJ McFarland struck out three of four batters faced for the hold and Justin Miller got the last five outs for his third save. Kieboom also drew a walk and scored in the 8th on a Jake Noll sacrifice fly. Rafael Bautista reached base twice with two singles as did Daniel Palka (single, walk) and Cody Wilson (two walks). Roster moves: C Wilmer Perez reassigned from XST; Ali Castillo added to 3-Day TIL (playing for Team Venezuela in Olympic Qualifier Tournament).
Portland 2 Harrisburg 1
• Cate 6⅔ IP, 3H, 1R, 0ER, BB, 5K, HBP
• A. Lee (L, 0-1) 2⅓ IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 0BB, 4K, HR
• Wiseman 1-2, R, BB, HR, RBI
• Mendoza 1-3, 2B, E(3)
Harrisburg couldn’t throw the requisite shutout its offense requires as the Senators dropped their fifth straight game, 2-1 to Portland. Tim Cate went a season-best six and 2/3rds innings that would have been seven were it not for Drew Mendoza’s error. Instead, the miscue let in an unearned run for Cate, who allowed just three hits, one walk, and one HBP while striking out five in the no-decision. The loss went to Andrew Lee on a home run in the 8th – the only hit he allowed. Lee struck out four while finishing the game. Rhett Wiseman gave the Sens an early 1-0 lead (and break up the no-hitter/shutout, natch) with his fourth HR while Drew Mendoza’s two-out double in the 7th composed the two (2) hits in the Harrisburg hit column. Roster moves: IF Jecksson Flores activated from 7-Day I.L, recalled from Fredericksburg.
Wilmington 4 Hudson Valley 1
• E. Lee 3IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 5K
• Brzykcy (W, 2-0) 4IP, 2H, R, ER, 2BB, 4K
• Cronin (SV, 2) 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 4K
• Meregildo 1-3, R, 2B, RBI
• Lara 1-3, RBI
The Blue Rocks took advantage of sloppy defense to score three times in the 5th on just one hit to take the opener from the Renegades, 4-1. Evan Lee returned to the rotation and went the first three innings, allowing no runs on two this and a walk while setting down five on strikes. The win went to Zach Brzykcy with four innings of one-run relief on two this and two walks. Matt Cronin allowed just one baserunner (walk) as he fanned four more batters (now 23 over 12⅓ IP) over two innings for his second save. Wilmington managed just four hits and two walks, with Omar Meregildo and Gilbert Lara both going 1-for-3 with an RBI to lead the way. Hudson Valley committed two errors, threw three wild pitches, and allowed two stolen bases in three attempts. Roster moves: IF Cole Daily activated from 7-Day I.L., reassigned to Fredericksburg.
Delmarva 9 Fredericksburg 4
• Theophile (L, 0-3) 5IP, 6H, 6R, 4ER, 3BB, 6K, HR, 2WP
• V. Peña 3-3, 3R, 2BB
• Vega 2-3
• 3-for-23 RISP, 14 LOB
Fredericksburg’s offense couldn’t get out of second gear as they mustered just three hits in 23 RISP chances in a 9-4 loss to Delmarva. They compiled 10 hits overall—all singles—with Viandel Peña collecting three and Onix Vega connecting for two. The F-Nats drew eight walks and left on 14 baserunners. Rodney Theophile completed five innings for the first time in 2021 but was charged with six runs (four earned) on six hits (one HR) and three walks. The 21-y.o. Nicaraguan struck out six (also a season high) but lost for the third time in five starts. Roster moves: OF Ricardo Méndez activated from 7-Day I.L.; OF Telmito Agustin assigned from Harrisburg for MiLB rehab.