Games played on Monday, May 18

Triple – A

Norfolk 6 – Louisville 2; game 1

Jonny Gomes hit his 9th homerun of the season in the first inning and supplied all the offense the Bats would get.  Gomes went 3-3 at the plate, adding a double to his homerun and driving in 2 rbis.  Danny Richar went 2-3 in the contest with a triple.

Sam Lecure allowed all 6 runs on 7 hits and 2 walks in his 5 innings of work.  Sam fell to 2-3 on the season and his ERA rose to 5.03.

Norfolk 2 – Louisville 0; game 2

The Bats offense, or lack thereof, struck out a combined 10 times in game 2 over just 7 innings.  The team also managed just 4 hits.

Homer Bailey fell to 3-5 with the loss.  Bailey gave up 2 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks while striking out 6.  He pitched all 6 innings, throwing 90 pitches, 62 of which were for strikes.

Double – A

Carolina 3 – Jacksonville 2; game 1

The Mudcats had only 5 hits, but 3 of them were doubles which allowed the Mudcats to scrape out a 1-run victory.  Juan Francisco went 2-3 with a double and an rbi.  Eric Eymann doubled and scored a run while Chris Denove doubled, scored a run, and drove in a run.

Travis Wood allowed 2 or more earned runs for only the 2nd time this season and saw his ERA balloon to 1.60 in the no-decision.  Wood allowed 2 runs on 4 hits and 3 walks while striking out 7 over 5.1 innings pitched.  Wood seems to be playing with fire however considering he has walked 27 in 45 innings pitched. 

Jacksonville 4 – Carolina 1; game 2-final 10

Sean Henry’s homerun in the 2nd inning for Carolina would be the only offense the team would score in this extra inning affair.  Henry also added a double and a walk in his 2-3 game.

Camilo Vazquez allowed 3 runs on 1 hit and 4 walks in the 10th inning for the loss.  After the game, Vazquez said he was trying to be like David Weathers! 

Class A Advanced

Palm Beach 6 – Sarasota 1

The Reds had just 4 hits and committed 3 errors.  Jerry Gil fell to 0-6 with the loss and now has an ERA of 9.93 after allowing 6 runs (4 earned) in 4.2 innings pitched.

Single – A

Dayton 11 – Lansing 2

Stephen Chapman went 3-4 with 2 homeruns, 4 rbis, and 4 runs scored for the Dragons in this blowout.  The homeruns were Chapman’s 2nd and 3rd of the season.  Humberto Sosa went 2-4 with a solo homerun, his first of the season.  Sosa also walked and scored 3 runs.  Dave Sappelt and Jose Gualdron had 2 hits each with both hits being doubles.  Gualdron drove in 3 rbis and scored twice while Sappelt scored a run and drove in a run.