Durham 9, Gwinnett 5
- B. Jones 2-4 BB
- B. Canizares 2-4 2B, 3 RBI, BB, K
- D. Hernandez 2-4 3B, BB
- T. Hudson 4IP 5H 2R 1BB 3K
Methinks this is shaping up to be a tight race. Hopefully Atlanta can take a page from Gwinnett's book. Tim Hudson was wanting to go 5 innings in this game, so I don't know if he would call this a good outing or not. He threw 63 pitches and is slowly working his way back. I really don't know how the Braves are going to handle his return and I wonder if they are going to put off bringing him back until the September roster expansion.
Mississippi 2, Montgomery 1 - Final 10 Innings
- J. Heyward 1-4 K
- C. Rodriguez 1-4 HR(3)
- S. Diamond 6.2IP 6H 1R 2BB 7K
- C. Kimbrel 1IP 0H 0R 2BB 2K
Concepcion Rodriguez comes out of this game as the big hero with a game winning homer in the top of the 10th inning. Craig Kimbrel came on in the bottom of the inning and made things interesting with 2 walks but eventually retired the side. I would like to point out that Kimbrel has 92K in just 52 innings this year. Also Scott Diamond is an interesting case this year as a glance at his stats makes it appear that he has pitched a little worse than his ERA would indicate (139 hits allowed in 119+ innings), but a look deeper shows that he has been pretty hit unlucky (.364 BABIP) and his FIP is actually lower than his regular ERA (3.17 VS 3.38).
Salem 7, Myrtle Beach 4
- M. Fisher 2-4 RBI
You know I don't even know what to say about this team right now. Only one of the runs they scored tonight was earned, because Salem's defense made some mistakes in the bottom of the 9th.
Rome 10, Hagerstown 6 - Final 14 Innings
- S. Moody 3-7 2 RBI, SB(7), CS(7)
- L. Sumoza 3-6 RBI, BB, 3K, CS(7)
- A. Milligan 4-7 3B, HR(9), 5 RBI, CS(5)
- R. Delgado 5IP 4H 1R 1BB 9K
Seriously, Adam Milligan is a MONSTER right now. I touched on this a couple of nights ago, but he has actually been getting better as he goes along. So far in August he is putting up a 1.213 OPS. He has also only 2 back of recent promotion Gerry Rodriguez for the team lead in homers in a little over half the ABs. Randall Delgado was named the Sally League pitcher of the week after last week's 7 innings of no hits. He has been spectacular in his last few games which has coincided with his ability to cut down his walks. There are several players on this team that really excite me.
Burlington 2, Danville 5
- M. Jones 2-2 2 2B, RBI, BB
- R. Hefflinger 2-4 HR(7)
- C. Masters 7IP 3H 1R 0BB 8K
Chris Masters line from his last 3 starts:
22IP 11H 0R 1BB 25K
That is pretty nuts.
GCL Pirates 13, GCL Braves 7
- K. Rose 3-5 K, SB(20)
- L. Contreras 1-1 2B, 2 RBI
- A. Odreman 3-5 K
20 year old Kyle Rose has been pretty solid for the GCL team. He doesn't have much power, but he can take a walk and doesn't strike out much and he has good speed. The problem I see with that is it feels like we have a bunch of OFs like that.