Andy Phillips went 2-4 with a solo homerun. The homerun was Phillips’s 5th of the season. Ryan Hanigan also had 2 hits in 4 at-bats, both of which were singles. Andy Green hit his 3rd homerun of the season, a solo shot accounting for Green’s only hit of the game.
Kent Mercker got the start. Yes, you read that right, of course he got his one inning of work in and was done. Ramon Ramirez picked up the win in his first “start” of the season at AAA. He gave up 1 run in 6 innings, scattering 5 hits and walking 1 while striking out 6.
In his first AA start, Jordan Smith gave up 3 runs on 7 hits and 1 walk in 5.1 innings pitched to get the loss. Smith was 7-2 with a 2.55 ERA in 10 starts in Single-A before being called up to Chattanooga.
Sarasota took the day off.
Joshua Ravin and Jeremy Horst combined for a 5 hit shutout. They combined for just 1 walk and 5 strikeouts. Ravin picked up the win and improved to 1-1 on the season while Horst picked up his 3rd save.
Dan Perales went 3-4 with a double, run scored, and 2 runs batted in. Michael McKennon added 2 hits in 4 at-bats, one of which was a double and he scored twice. Finally, Justin Reed went 2-5 with a run scored and an rbi.