Nova leads Scranton to 2-0 series leadBy
Triple-A Scranton (4-1 win over Gwinnett) SWB leads the best-of-five series 2-0 … The Ghost of Kei Igawa gets the ball in Game Three tomorrow
Freddy Guzman: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SB
Reegie Corona & Juan Miranda: both 2 for 4 – Corona doubled & scored a run … Miranda drove in a run
Austin Jackson & Kevin Russo: both 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K – Russo got moved down to fifth in the order, and it paid off
John Rodriguez & Doug Bernier: both 1 for 4 – J-Rod K’ed … Bernier committed a throwing error
Colin Curtis & Chris Stewart: both 0 for 4 - Curtis drove in a run & K’ed … Stewart allowed a passed ball
Ivan Nova: 7 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 15-1 GB/FB – 65 of 92 pitches were strikes (70.7%) … what more you can say? that’s as good as it gets right there
Zach Kroenke: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB – 9 of 12 pitches were strikes
Kevin Whelan: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K - just 13 of 24 pitches were strikes (54.2%) … allowed the first two batters he faced to reach base, but rebounded in a big way
Double-A Trenton’s season is over. Connecticut leads New Britain 2-0 in their best-of-five series while Akron leads Reading 1-0 in the series and 6-2 in tonight’s game.
High-A Tampa swept Brevard County in Round One of the playoffs (best-of-three) and will take on the winner of tonight’s Fort Myers-Charlotte game in the Florida State League Championship. The best-of-five series starts tomorrow.
Low-A Charleston‘s season is over. Lakewood leads Kannapolis 1-0 their best-of-three series, and Greeneville has a 3-2 lead on Asheville in the first game of their series tonight.
Short Season Staten Island‘s game with Lowell was rained out. The best-of-three series is tied at one, and the finale will be made up Saturday night at 7pm. Robert Pimpsner says Caleb Cotham – who was scheduled to start Game Three when the series started – was put on the disabled list and replaced with Jose Ramirez, who tore up the GCL this year. Mahoning Valley has already swept Brooklyn, so they’ll face the winner of Saturday’s game in the championship series (best-of-three).
The Rookie GCL Yanks season is over after they lost to the GCL Marlins in Round One of the playoffs. The GCL Nats won the league championship.