The affiliates had their first winning day since June 1st, going 3-1 with a 10th inning win for Lexington.
HR Roll Call: Orlando Calixte (4), Humberto Arteaga (2)
BP KC Hitter of the Day Orlando Calixte 2-3, 2R, HR, 3b, 2BB, SB (15), 5 RBI
BP KC Pitcher of the Day Gerson Garabito 6.2 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 7-4 GO-FO, 77p/51k
The Burlington Royals announced their opening day roster. Some of the intriguing names include Garrett Davila (2015 4th Rd Pick), Travis Eckert (2016 Pick), Vance Vizcaino and Logan Gray.
Omaha Storm Chasers 11 Colorado Springs Sky Sox 3
Alec Mills made his Triple-A debut for the Chasers Sunday, holding his own for five innings while being backed by an offensive explosion. The Chasers had started this roadtrip with the bats struggling, but a visit to Colorado Springs has done wonders to wake them up. On this day they would pound out 19 hits and 11 runs with every hitter in the lineup getting at least one hit. Centerfielder Orlando Calixte paced the offense with a triple and a grand slam to drive in five runs while scoring twice. Mills created his own trouble in the first with a throwing error that helped the Sky Sox score, then gave up solo home runs in the second and third before tossing two scoreless innings to earn the win.
Jorge Bonifacio 3-6, 2R, RBI
Hunter Dozier 4-6, R, 2b, 2 RBI
Alec Mills 5 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 8-1 GO/FO, 95p/64k
Arkansas Travelers 8 NW Arkansas Naturals 4
The Naturals missed on a few scoring opportunities while the Travelers took advantage of the bullpen. NW Arkansas evened the Travelers with their 11 hits but the bullpen’s six walks on top of starter Ashton Goudeau’s pair gave them were the difference. Alex Gordon made his first rehab appearance, connecting on a first inning double while going 1 for 3 on the day. Goudeau gave up two runs over five innings but the bullpen couldn’t slow down the Arkansas offense, giving up six additional runs over the next three innings.
Corey Toups 1-4, R, 2b, BB, RBI
Ryan O’Hearn 2-4, 2b, 2 RBI
Ashton Goudeau 5 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 2-4 GO/FO, 77p/46k
Wilmington Blue Rocks 4 Carolina Mudcats 3
Wilmington used a three run fifth inning to taking the six game series at Carolina. Starter Foster Griffin gave up three runs over the first two frames to put the Rocks in small hole. The offense cut that lead to two with a Humberto Arteaga home run in the third. Three consecutive singles started off the inning and quickly trimmed the lead to one. An error tied it before an Elier Hernandez sac fly allowed Arteaga to score and give Wilmington the lead. From the third, the Rocks four pitchers tossed nothing but scoreless innings to shutdown the offense to give Wilmington the win.
Jake Newberry 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 1-2 GO/FO, 41p/23k
Humberto Arteaga 4-5, 2 R, HR, RBI, SB (13)
Cody Jones 1-4, R, BB, RBI
Lexington Legends 2 Augusta GreenJackets 1 F/10
20 year old starter Gerson Garabito gave Lexington his best start of the season as he spun 6.2 innings of one run ball. Using just 77 pitches in that time, Garabito gave up just a first inning run on a pair of doubles. He then retired 18 of 19 hitters. The 1-0 deficit held up for Augusta until the ninth when Marten Gasparini connected on a one-out double to score Anderson Miller to tie the game and send it to extras. In the 10th, Lexington would quickly take the lead with three consecutive singles, the last from Miller which would drive in D.J. Burt to give the Legends their first lead of the game and the eventual win.
Anderson Miller 3-4, R, 2b, BB, RBI
D.J. Burt 2-5, R
Marten Gasparini 1-4, 2b, RBI