Down on the Pond: April 18th
Record for the Day: 2-1 / Record for the Year: 25-19
Rochester Red Wings:
Rochester’s game in Buffalo was postponed. Not because of rain, but because of snow. Red Wings Play-by-play announcer Josh Whetzel posted this image of the state of the field to his twitter account.
Current Record: 4-6
New Britain Rock Cats:
Lost 7-3 to the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Box Score)
RF Evan Bigley went 2-4 with a 2B. The rest of the offense managed 3 singles and a double off the bat of C Allan de San Miguel.
In terms of the pitching, neither RHP David Bromberg (7.0 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 1 BB, 3 SO) nor LHP Spencer Steedley (2.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO) had great outings. If you take away Bromberg’s 3rd inning – when New Hampshire scored 5 runs – he pitched well enough, but you can’t ignore the bad innings. Especially when the opposing team puts up a crooked number.
Current Record: 7-4
Fort Myers Miracle:
Won 6-4 over the St. Lucie Mets (Box Score)
Lefty Dan Osterbrock got the start for the Miracle and allowed 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER and 0 BB with 2 SO in 5.0 IP. Andrew Albers, John Garcia, Blake Martin and Dakota Watts combined to throw 4.0 innings of 1-hit, 1-run baseball in relief.
Offensively Aaron Hicks went 0-2 but drew 2 walks, scored a run and drove in a run. 1B Nathan Hanson (2-4) and C Danny Rams (2-3) had multi-hit games. Each hit a double, as did 3B Nicholas Romero and LF Chris Herrmann.
Current Record: 7-5
Won 4-2 over the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Box Score)
All four of Beloit’s runs were scored in the top of the ninth inning. Lance Ray and Oswaldo Arcia opened the inning with back-to-back doubles off Wisconsin reliever Greg Holle. They were Beloit’s only two extra-base hits of the game but they came at just the right time. Tyler Cravy replaced Holle for the Rattlers. He uncorked a wild pitch and then gave up a single to Michael Gonzales which scored Arcia. After Daniel Ortiz grounded out, Kyle Knudson, Derek McCallum and Andy Leer all singled with the net result of two more runs scored.
Knudson was the only one to have a multi-hit game, but every Snapper that stepped in the batters box came away with a hit at some point during the 9 innings of play.
The Timber Rattlers scored single runs in the 1st and 2nd innings before RHP Manuel Soliman settled in. He went 5.0 innings with 5 H, 2 ER, 3 BB and 7 SO. His performance continued his strong start to the season. He’s now thrown 10.0 IP and has an 1.80 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 15 SO. The four relievers to follow him (Dempster, Weller, Hauser and Jose Gonzalez) allowed just 1 hit in their 4.0 innings of work.
Current Record: 7-4