Games played on Monday, May 18
Triple – A
Jonny Gomes hit his 9th homerun of the season in the first inning and supplied all the offense the Bats would get.Ã‚Â Gomes went 3-3 at the plate, adding a double to his homerun and driving in 2 rbis.Ã‚Â 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.Ã‚Â Sam fell to 2-3 on the season and his ERA rose to 5.03.
The Bats offense, or lack thereof, struck out a combined 10 times in game 2 over just 7 innings.Ã‚Â The team also managed just 4 hits.
Homer Bailey fell to 3-5 with the loss.Ã‚Â Bailey gave up 2 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks while striking out 6.Ã‚Â He pitched all 6 innings, throwing 90 pitches, 62 of which were for strikes.
Double – A
The Mudcats had only 5 hits, but 3 of them were doubles which allowed the Mudcats to scrape out a 1-run victory.Ã‚Â Juan Francisco went 2-3 with a double and an rbi.Ã‚Â 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.Ã‚Â Wood allowed 2 runs on 4 hits and 3 walks while striking out 7 over 5.1 innings pitched.Ã‚Â Wood seems to be playing with fire however considering he has walked 27 in 45 innings pitched.Ã‚Â
Sean Henry’s homerun in the 2nd inning for Carolina would be the only offense the team would score in this extra inning affair.Ã‚Â 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.Ã‚Â After the game, Vazquez said he was trying to be like David Weathers!Ã‚Â
Class A Advanced
The Reds had just 4 hits and committed 3 errors.Ã‚Â 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
Stephen Chapman went 3-4 with 2 homeruns, 4 rbis, and 4 runs scored for the Dragons in this blowout.Ã‚Â The homeruns were Chapman’s 2nd and 3rd of the season.Ã‚Â Humberto Sosa went 2-4 with a solo homerun, his first of the season.Ã‚Â Sosa also walked and scored 3 runs.Ã‚Â Dave Sappelt and Jose GualdronÃ‚Â had 2 hits each with both hits being doubles.Ã‚Â Gualdron drove in 3 rbis and scored twice while Sappelt scoredÃ‚Â a run and drove in a run.