Triple-A Albuquerque (21-29)
Kyle Parker has been on fire the past couple of weeks down in Albuquerque. Last night, Parker led the Isotopes to a win with three hits and four RBIs. He fell a single short of the cycle. Notably, his double and home run both came off of Brandon Finnegan, who is one of the Royals' top prospects and a pitcher with big league experience. Over his past ten games, Parker is hitting .450 with a couple of home runs. The PCL is an extreme hitting environment, but Parker is making a strong case to be the next in line if another big league outfielder goes down.Drew Stubbs isn't doing much to help his case in that area. He went 0-3 last night with a strikeout and a walk. He's hitting .179 since being demoted.
From the mound, Jairo Diaz continues to be unable to harness his high velocity into effectiveness. He gave up two hits, one a home run, in an inning of work.
Double-A New Britain (31-17)
The Rock Cats played three extra frames yesterday, eventually obtaining the win in the bottom of the twelfth. Tommy Murphy scored the winning run off of a Pat Valaika single. PuRPs Murphy and Trevor Story each had an extra base hit. Story's was a triple and Murphy's a double.
Starting pitcher Matt Flemer threw six innings, allowing four runs. Jose Ortega gave up a run in 0.1 inning pitched, while Carlos Esteves, Jason Gurka, and Gus Schlosser shut down New Hampshire en route to the win.
High-A Modesto (23-26)
Johendi JIminian had a rough day on the mound. He threw 5.2 innings and gave up nine hits and five runs. He struck out two and walked one. Jiminian's ERA on the season has grew to 5.20 after the outing. Modesto's bats were quiet, as the team accrued just four hits on the day. PuRP Ryan McMahon had the lone extra base hit, a double in the sixth.
Single-A Asheville (21-28)
Asheville 13, Augusta 12 (11) | MiLB.com Box
This was a wild one. In the top of the fourth, Augusta plated three runs to take a 4-1 lead over the Tourists. In the bottom half of that inning, the Tourists responded with nine runs. The Tourists had six hits, walked four times, and had a hit batsmen. In all, the Tourists sent 14 batters to the plate. After four innings: Asheville 10, Augusta 4.
But Augusta added three runs in the seventh and three more in the eighth off of relievers Scott Firth and Jerad McCrummen, which tied the game at 10. Augusta even took the lead in the top of the ninth with a couple of runs, but Asheville responded with two of its own in the bottom half to send it to extra innings.
In the bottom of the eleventh, Wes Rogers singled Drew Weeks home to secure the victory. Starting pitcher Zach Jemiola had an uneven day on the mound. Jemiola threw six innings and gave up four runs off of five hits, including two home runs. He walked three. But he did strike out a batter an inning.
Dominican Summer League (0-1)
In the Dominican Summer League opener yesterday, the Rockies squad lost to the Mets 3-2. Starter Luis Guzman threw five innings of scoreless baseball, during which he walked three batters and struck out six. The Mets squad had only one extra base hit to the Rockies four, but the Rockies were unable to bunch them together.
Triple-A Albuquerque: Jon Gray
Double-A New Britain: Ryan Carpenter
High-A Modesto: Harrison Musgrave
Single-A Asheville: Helmis Rodriguez
DSL Rockies: TBD