Durham Bulls 12, Louisville Bats 6
Desmond Jennings went 3-5 with two doubles and a home run, Leslie Anderson was 4-5 with two home runs, and Felipe Lopez had three hits to lead the offense. Justin Ruggiano and Robinson Chirinos also chipped in two hits each. Alex Torres struggled with his control, allowing five runs on five hits and five walks in 5 innings, though he did strike out seven.
Montgomery Biscuits 6, Huntsville Stars 0
Nick Barnese allowed just one hit over 5 innings, and Frank De Los Santos pitched the final 4 innings to complete the shutout. Shawn O'Malley went 3-5 with a double and a triple, and Stephen Vogt, Daniel Mayora, and Henry Wrigley each had two hits. Tim Beckham was 1-5.
Charlotte Stone Crabs 4, Clearwater Threshers 0
Kyle Lobstein and Josh Satow combined on a one-hitter, with Lobstein striking out nine and walking three in 7 innings. Brett Nommensen went 3-4 with a home run and Michael Sheridan was 2-4, also with a home run. Jake Jefferies drove in two runs. Hak-Ju Lee went 0-4.
Bowling Green Hot Rods 5, West Michigan Whitecaps 4
Victor Mateo allowed four runs (two earned) on four hits over 5 innings. Jimmy Patterson struck out six and walked one in the final 4 innings. Every Hot Rods starter except Luke Bailey and Hector Guevara (who each went hitless) had exactly one hit, including a home run by Cody Rogers.
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I was at the Charlotte game. Lobstein was very good. The hit was a booming double off the wall on the first pitch of the game. Two of the 3 walks were to Utley. Otherwise, he was dominant. Hitters flailed helplessly at his off speed pitches. He got a lot of swings and misses. There were a few hard hit line drives, but most of the (contact) outs were routine-pop ups, medium fly balls.ReplyDelete
Lee hit the ball hard but right at people. He made 3 plays on grounders, once ranging far to the left of 2B and on an Utley scorching grounder/line drive that nearly handcuffed him, he knocked it down, regained control and made a perfect throw.
Bortnick's hit was a smash that the pitcher couldn't handle. Later in the game he walked.
Great to hear about Lobstein, thanks Robert. 16 strikeouts the past two starts for him.ReplyDelete
That 5-4 BG was the completion of the suspended game. Luke Bailey homered in the regularly scheduled game, which BG also won 5-4: http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=t2498&gid=2011_05_19_wmiafx_bgrafx_1&cid=2498&t=g_boxReplyDelete
Coach, any idea about how hard Lobstein was throwing?ReplyDelete