Syracuse 7, Richmond 6 10 inn.
Ty Taubenheim was solid in his start going 6 innings giving up 3 ER with 5 walks. Brandon League put together another solid relief outing going one shutout inning with a strikeout. Ray Olmedo was 3-5 at the plate with 2 doubles and J-F Griffin added 2 singles. The big night belonged to Chad Mottola who currently has 1752 career games played as a minor leaguer as he went 4-4 with a walk, double and a home run in the top of the 10th inning.
Jay of the game: Chad Mottola
New Hampshire 5, Binghamton 6
Ismael Ramirez in his third appearance from a demotion from AAA pitched poorly in 4 innings by giving up 8 hits including 2 longballs and 6 ER to pick up the loss. Ryan Patterson continued his hot streak going 2-5 and getting another home run, getting a double and driving in 3. I'm losing count with these home run streak. Aaron Matthews and Robinzon Diaz who lead the team with .345 and .326 averages respectively both pitched in with 2 hits and Jaun Peralta had a 3-hit night.
Jay of the game: Ryan Patterson
Lyle Overbay was 0-5 in a rehab stint.
Dunedin 6, Fort Myers 5
Personal favorite AJ Wideman went a solid 6 innings strike out 6 but gave up 2 home runs and 3 earned runs. Anthony Hatch went 2 for 4 with a home run and double and half of the runs driven in with 3 RBI. He would have received the Jay of the game but Brian Jeroloman went 2-2 with a home run, double and a walk with 3 RBIs to steal it.
Jay of the game: Brian Jeroloman
South Bend 7, Lansing 5
Though in a losing effort Travis Snider broke his mini slump to get back to a .300 average by going 2-5 with a home run. Matthew Liuzza added 3 hits, Josh Bell and Jonathan Jaspe added 2 hits each on the night.
Auburn 4, Batavia 3
Jonathan P. Arencibia was the only player with 2 hits for the D-Days and was an improvement over the last few games. Shane Benson pitched 6 shut out innings with only 1 hit given up until the bottom of the 7th where he allowed a hit then walked a batter and was pulled out of the game. Those runners were inherited by Cody Crowell were allowed to score thus giving Benson a line with only 2Ks 2 hits and 1 walk and 2 ER in 6.1 IP but could have looked much better with timely relief pitching.
Jay of the game: 21-year old Aussie Shane Benson
GCL Blue Jays 3, GCL Phillies 2
Brad Cutherbertson had a eyebrow raising start with a shutout inning though it's logged as just a pitching substitution. Nathan Melek went 4 strong in relief with 5Ks and 1ER given up via a home run. Justin Jackson and Balbino Fuenmayor had 1 for 4 nights. Moises Sierra a 17-year old from the Dominican Republic went 2 for 3 with a home run and 2 RBIs.
Jays of the game: Malek and Sierra