Games played on Monday, June 8

Triple – A

Louisville 8 (29-28) – Lehigh Valley 5 (23-34) 

Wes Bankston went 3-4 with 2 doubles, an rbi, and a run scored.  Kevin Barker and Drew Sutton each went 2-4 in the game.  Barker hit his 7th homerun of the season and drove in 3 rbis while Sutton tripled and scored 3 runs.

Josh Roenicke picked up his 9th save of the season by pitching a scoreless 9th and Justin Lehr improved to 7-2 on the season with the win.  Lehr didn’t pitch well, allowing 4 runs on 8 hits in 5.1 innings, but the offense scored enough to give him the victory.

Double – A

Jacksonville 6 (28-31) – Carolina  4 (32-26)

Juan Francisco hit his 12th homerun of the season and drove in 2 rbis in a 1-4 night.   Chris Kroski had 2 hits in 4 at-bats and was the only Mudcats player with 2 hits.

Jordan Smith picked up his first loss of the season and fell to 4-1 on the year.  Smith allowed 5 runs (2 earned) on 8 hits and 3 walks in 5.2 innings pitched.

Class A Advanced

Sarasota 4 (23-32)- Tampa  1 (24-30)

Denis Phipps drove in 2 runs and had 3 hits in 5 at-bats to lead the Reds to the win.  Jason Louwsma went 2-5 with a double and an rbi.

Travis Webb walked 5 and allowed 4 hits but still picked up the win.  Webb allowed 1 run and struck out 5 in 5.1 innings pitched to bump his record to 4-4 on the year.  He now has a 3.66 ERA on the season.

Single – A

The game between Dayton and Great Lakes was postponed.

6 Responses

  1. GregD

    Bill – from your 6-8-09 DOTF

    I think Matt Fairel’s getting skipped in the rotation b/c they’re worried about his # of innings. Remember, he didn’t pitch after the draft last year.

    He is getting skipped this outing or a previous outing? Does the rainout yesterday and DH today change that?

  2. Bill Lack

    The Jacksonville/Carolina game must have gotten interesting..from the game report:

    The Jacksonville Suns scored three runs in a driving rainstorm to take a 5-3 lead and held off the Carolina Mudcats 6-4 at the Baseball Grounds on Monday night.

    Carolina (32-26) entered the game 1 1/2 games behind first place Huntsville, and took a 3-2 lead on a two-run homer by Juan Francisco in the top of the sixth. In the bottom half, Jordan Smith (L, 4-1) began the inning as a major rainstorm began and retired Tim Torres on a grounder. As play inexplicably continued, Chris DeLaCruz singled, Brad Davis walked and pinch-hitter Lorenzo Scott’s chopper skidded off of Jose Castro’s glove at second base for an error to score a run and tie the game.

    With runners at second and third and the driving rain continuing, Bryan Peterson drove a Smith pitch to deep right-centerfield, scoring Davis from third and Scott from second base. The relay throw to home plate bounced past Chris Kroski as the Suns went ahead 5-3. The next pitch from Smith went over the head of Ryan Klosterman, which led to both benches clearing. After the umpires cleared the field from the confrontation, Carolina manager David Bell pleaded with home plate umpire Karl Best that the game be halted, as he had done a handful of times earlier in the inning, but Best declined. A heated argument followed which led to Bell’s ejection. As the groundscrew began to address the dozens of puddles on the field, the Mudcats were holed up in their dugout when outfielder Chris Heisey was engaged by base umpire Sean Barber, and soon thereafter Heisey was tossed. After order was restored and another 15 minutes went by as the uncovered field was addressed, the inning continued with Philip Valiquette retired the final hitter to end the inning.

    In the top of the seventh, the rain eased as the Suns (28-31) reclaimed the field, but that changed a few minutes later when heavy rains fell for a second time, but again the field was not covered. The Suns escaped the inning as Todd Frazier fanned with two runners aboard, each who had walked against Jay Buente.

    Jacksonville scored a run in the bottom of the seventh, then play was halted again with rains which led to the groundscrew laying dozens of bags of diamond dry to soak up the water that was all over the infield, with the mound and home plate area covered as lighter rains continued to fall.

  3. GregD

    Was he going to pitch last night or had they scratched him before the game?

  4. GregD

    Thanks, Bill.

    Homer Bailey was named IL pitcher of the week for the 2nd time this season. Travis Wood was SL pitcher of the week, and Zack Cozart was the SL offensive player of the week.