It was another bad night in the system on Saturday, and we start in Rochester, where the Red Wings shut out the IronPigs, 4-0. Silver lining here was a scoreless inning thrown by Mike Cisco. Mike has made 4 appearances since his promotion, picking up a save and a win in 8 innings of work.
In Richmond, the Flying Squirrels got to Jonathan Pettibone (7-6, 3.65) for 6 runs on 9 hits over 5 innings en route to a 6-1 win over the R-Phils. Colby Shreve and Jay Johnson tossed scoreless relief for Reading, and Leandro Castro had the only 2-hit game. Castro (.315) has 6 2-hit games in the last 10, and 3 in a row.
In Brevard County, the Threshers wasted a stellar performance from Adam Morgan, and lost a 2-1 decision to the Manatees. Morgan threw 7 shut out innings, allowing just 2 hits and 1 walk, while striking out 9 and left the game with a 1-0 lead, courtesy of a Drew Hillman home run. After Mike Nesseth tossed a scoreless 8th inning, Hector Neris allowed 2 runs on 2 hits and 3 walks in the bottom of the 9th and the Manatees walked off with the victory.
In Charleston, the Power destroyed the BlueClaws, 8-1. Kelly Dugan, Chris Duffy and Josh Ludy all had 2 hits for Lakewood, with their run coming on a home run by Guantlett Eldemire. Ramon Oviedo continues to struggle, falling to 1-7 with a 9.15 ERA.
In Lancaster, Domingo Santana (.308) had 4 hits, including his 12th home run of the year to pace the JetHawks to a 9-5 win over Stockton. Domingo leads the JetHawks with 62 RBI...........In Gwinnett, Yohan Flande started for the Braves, working 6.1 innings against Durham, and allowing 5 runs on 8 hits and 2 walks and getting no decision in the Braves 6-5 win over the Bulls. Yohan is 3-6, 3.83 in 18 games for Gwinnett........In Memphis, Jesus Sanchez has now made 2 appearances for Nashville, throwing his second scoreless inning in 3 days for the Sounds, striking out 2 of his 3 outs in Nashville's 5-2 win over the Redbirds.............In Springdale, Jonathan Villar had 3 walks, stole 2 bases (37), and scored 2 runs for Corpus Christi in the Hook's 7-3 win over the Naturals.
I failed to mention last week that the Twins have released Matt Rizzotti.
The future stars game is this afternoon in Kansas City, with Anthony Gose and Jonathan Singleton in the starting line up for Team USA.