|Rochester||Won, 8-7||vs. Worcester, 6:45 p.m.||A. Hernandez (0-1, 18.00) vs. Barraclough (8-0, 2.40)|
|Harrisburg||Won, 5-1||vs. Reading, 6:30 p.m.||Saenz (3-4, 5.04) vs. Abel (3-5, 4.94)|
|Wilmington||Lost, 10-3||vs. Jersey Shore, 6:35 p.m.||Cáceres (0-5, 10.03) vs. McGowan (0-0, 11.25)|
|Fredericksburg||Won, 6-2||@ Salem, 7:05 p.m.||Sthele (0-0, 2.08) vs. Elv. Soto (0-2, 8.02)|
Rochester 8 Worcester 7
• Muñoz 1⅔ IP, 3H, 5R, 5ER, 5BB, 3K, HR, HBP, WP
• Reyes 2⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 4K, 3-0 IR-S
• Cessa (W, 1-3) 2IP, 2H, 1R, 1ER, 0BB, 3K
• Martin 2-4, R, HR, 3RBI
• Millas 2-4, R, 2B, RBI
• Dunn 2-4, R, RBI
Rochester rallied from 7-1 down with seven runs on seven hits, including a three-run HR by Richie Martin and the game-winning, two-run HR by Travis Blankenhorn off the RF foul pole, for an epic 8-7 walkoff win over Worcester. It was most runs scored in the 9th inning by the Red Wings since at least 2005, according to the Rochester PR folks. Roddery Muñoz did little to prove the Barves wrong for putting him on waivers as the (ugh) Woo Sox went Ric Flair on him for five runs over an inning and 2/3rds. The win went to Luis Cessa with a run on two hits in the 9th after pitching a scoreless 8th. Every Red Wings starter had a hit, led by Martin, Drew Millas, Jack Dunn, and Matt Adams, who each went 2-for-4.
Harrisburg 5 Reading 1
• Herz 4IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 6K, 77-46 PIT
• Ruotolo (W, 2-1) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• Arruda 2-3, R, BB, 2B, SB, CS
• House 2-3, R, BB
• Crews 1-1, 2BB, SF, HBP, RBI, SB, CS
The Senators scored in each of the first three innings to build a 4-0 lead and held on knock out the Fightins, 5-1. DJ Herz labored through four no-hit (and scoreless!) innings, needing 77 pitches to get the 12 outs while walking two and striking out six. Patrick Ruotolo put up two goose eggs to get his second “W” in relief. Dylan Crews reached base four times with a single, two walks, and a Robles while stealing a base (and getting caught) and hitting a sac fly. J.T. Arruda and Brady House lead the Harrisburg hit column with two hits apiece, while each drew a walk and scored a run.
Jersey Shore 10 Wilmington 3
• Bennett (L, 0-2) 2⅓ IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 1K, 46-24 PIT-K
• Zinn 1⅔ IP, 0H, 1R, 1ER, 3BB, 2K, 2-1 IR-S
• Stehly 2-4
• V. Peña 1-3, R, 2BB, SB, CS
The additions of Yohandy Morales (0-4, BB) and Andrew Pinckney (1-3, R, BB) were offset by the lack of pitching as Jersey Shore tanned Wilmington, 10-3. Jake Bennett made his second appearance since returning from Siberia and let in two runs on three hits and two walks over two and a 1/3rd innings. Carlos Romero took the brunt of the beating as the 24-y.o. Venezuelan was lit up for five runs during the BlueClaws’ seven-run 6th. Murphy Stehly was the sole Wilmington batter with multiple hits while Yasel Antuna and Branden Boissiere were the two in the Blue Rocks’ 2-11 RISP mark with nine men LOB.
Fredericksburg 6 Salem 2
• L. Young 4IP, 2H, 1R, 1ER, 3BB, 7K, HR, 88-53 PIT-K
• González (W, 7-2) 2IP, 2H, 1R, 1ER, 1BB, 2K
• Cruz 2-4, R, BB, RBI, SB
• Green 1-3, 2BB, 2K, SB
• Emiliani 2-5, RBI
A three-run 4th erased an early 1-0 deficit as the FredNats took the opener from the Red Sox, 6-2. The Force wasn’t quite as strong with Luke Young as he needed 88 pitches to get through four innings, though he did strike out seven and walked three over four innings. Pedro González let in one over two innings, but that was good enough to earn his seventh win. Armando Cruz and Elijah Green both reached base three times and stole base, combining for one run (Cruz), one RBI (Cruz, and two whiffs (Green). Salem committed six errors and walked 13 (McHenry, Romero Jr. 3BB each) and probably should have been made to pay more than they did for those mistakes, as Frerdericksburg was only 2-for-17 with RISP and left on 16 baserunners.