Down on the Pond: April 20th
Record for the Day: 1-1 / Record for the Year: 28-21
Rochester Red Wings
For the 3rd time in 5 days, Rochester’s game was postponed due to weather. It will be made up as a part of a doubleheader tomorrow afternoon.
Current Record: 6-6
New Britain Rock Cats
Lost 6-2 to the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Box Score)
RHP Deolis Guerra made his third start of the season for New Britain and it wound up being his worst one by far. He lasted just 3.0 innings and allowed 9 hits and 6 runs. On the bright side, he didn’t walk anyone. On the other side, New Hampshire hit 0.529 off of him. Cole DeVries, Jake Stevens and Tyler Robertson each threw 2.0 scoreless innings in relief. Collectively they allowed just 2 hits and 1 walk while striking out 5.
Offensively New Britain had 8 hits – all singles – and didn’t draw a walk. CF Joe Benson and RF Evan Bigley each went 2-4.
Current Record: 7-5
Fort Myers Miracle
Won 9-5 over the Bradenton Marauders (Box Score)
It’s not often you see walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the ninth, but that’s just what Fort Myers got off the bat of 1B Nathan Hanson. Adding to his hot stretch, Hanson finished the game 2-3 with 2 BB. It was his 6th multi-hit game in the last 7 he’s played. SS Brian Dozier and C Danny Rams also had multi-hit games. Dozier went 3-4 with 1 BB, 3 runs scored and 3 SB while Rams went 2-4 with a triple and 3 RBI. LF Chris Herrmann went 1-4 with a double to account for the team’s other extra-base hit.
Brad Stillings got the start for Fort Myers and like Guerra for the Rock Cats had his worst start of the year – though in Stillings case this is somewhat debatable. He went 4.2 innings with 3 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 4 BB and 3 SO. Lefty Andrew Albers followed and lasted 2.1 innings with 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB and 2 SO. The first batter he faced singled which allowed one of his inherited runners to score. RHP Bruce Pugh blew the save in the 8th, but got the win thanks to Hanson’s 9th inning heroics. Overall Pugh was not sharp. He gave up 5 hits and 1 run with a walk and a strikeout in 2.0 innings pitched. On the season Pugh has a nice 1.23 ERA, has been limiting his walks (2.5 BB/9) and is striking guys out at a good clip (11.0 SO/9). However he’s giving up far too many hits for a closer or set-up man (13.5 H/9) right now. His H/9 rate is out of line with his 6.4, 7.5 and 7.9 rates the previous 3 seasons so this is likely a mere aberration, but it still bears watching.
Current Record: 8-6
As was announced Tuesday, the Snappers game against the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers was postponed due to snow. Beloit will now head to Peoria, Illinois where they will take on the Chiefs in a 3 game series that starts tomorrow evening.
Current Record: 7-4