Heathcott’s hot hitting continuesBy
One more day of bullet points…
- Triple-A Scranton won. Jesus Montero didn’t play because of his bruised forearm, but Chad Moeller went 3-for-4 with a double in his place. Kevin Russo, Reid Gorecki, Chad Tracy, and Chad Huffman all had multiple hits as well. Ivan Nova was very strong, allowing one earned run in 6.1 IP of work. Mark Melancon managed to throw two complete innings without allowing a run.
- Double-A Trenton lost. Brandon Laird went deep for the third time in his last four games. Rene Rivera singled twice in the place of Austin Romine, who was resting the day game after a night game. Hector Noesi had his worst start of the year, allowing six runs 4.2 IP. Wilkin DeLaRosa and Kevin Whelan combined for three rock solid innings of relief.
- High-A Tampa lost. Corban Joseph, Bradley Suttle, and Melky Mesa all went 2-for-4 with some kind of extra base hit. Zoilo Almonte hit his first homer at the High-A level. Craig Heyer walked three guys in five innings, raises his season walk total to four. His BB/9 rose from 0.18 to 0.67.
- Low-A Charleston won. Slade Heathcott knocked another two hits, and is now 13-for-31 (.419) since his little biceps issue. Kelvin Castro, Jimmy Paredes, Rob Lyerly, and Emerson Landoni all picked up two hits and at least one double. Hector Rabago went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a homer in what had to be the best game of his career. Jose Ramirez allowed two runs in five innings, but walked four and struck out just three.
- Short Season Staten Island won. Eduardo Sosa singled and walked while Kevin Mahoney doubled. Kyle Roller picked up three hits in three at-bats, including his third homer of the season. Nothing exciting on the pitching side of things, just another two inning save for Chase Whitley.
- Rookie GCL Yanks were off.