Triple-A Omaha lost their series opener in Salt Lake, 5-2.
The Storm Chasers scored both of their runs with two outs in the 4th inning on a Ramon Torres home run. Dean Anna collected two hits in the loss.
Josh Staumont took the loss, as he allowed four runs on four hits and two walks over 6.1 innings. He struck out four. Kevin McCarthy allowed a solo homer in the seventh (somehow the boxscore says he allowed an inherited run to score, but that runner was thrown out trying to steal).
Double-A NW Arkansas won their series opener with Arkansas, 4-0.
Emilio Ogando, just promoted yesterday, won his Double-A debut. He allowed five hits and walked two over six innings. Ogando struck out four in his best overall start in 2017. Ashton Goudeau pitched the final three innings, earning his first save. He allowed just one hit and struck out four.
The Naturals scored in the bottom of the second on a Mauricio Ramos solo home run (2-for-4 with a triple). They tacked on three runs of insurance in the seventh, as Humberto Arteaga drove in Ramos with a single (Arty went 3-for-4). Two batters later, Allan de San Miguel singled in a run before Alfredo Escalera was hit by a pitch to force in the fourth run. Escalera and de San Miguel each had two hits.
High-A Wilmington held on to beat Down East, 5-4. The Wood Ducks scored a run in the eighth and another in the ninth. They had runners on the corners with one out, but Blue Rocks reliever Gabe Cramer induced a game ending double play. It began with a diving play by Nicky Lopez at shortstop (he went 2-for-4 with three runs scored).
The Blue Rocks took a 1-0 lead in the first on an Anderson Miller two out single (he extended his on-base streak to 21 games). In the third, Elier Hernandez hit a three-run home run (his fourth of the season). Hernandez would drive in the eventual game winning run in the 8th inning with a single. He now has 26 RBIs, which ranks him third in the Carolina League.
AJ Puckett earned his third win of the season, as he allowed two runs on six hits and two walks over 6.2 innings. He struck out three.
*In roster news, outfielder Tanner Stanley was placed on the DL. Colton Frabasilio was activated from the DL.
Low-A Lexington beat West Virginia, 9-8. The Legends were down 6-0 after the first inning.
With the score tied at 8-8 in the sixth, right fielder Khalil Lee threw a runner out at the plate to end the inning. In the top of the seventh, Chris DeVito gave the Legends the lead with a leadoff homer (his tenth of the season). DeVito drove in four runs, giving him a South Atlantic League leading 37.
Somehow Legends starter Andre Davis made it through four innings after the disastrous first. He allowed three doubles, a three-run home run, a walk, and hit two batters in the 1st inning. From there, Davis allowed just one hit and a walk. Geoffrey Bramblett made his season debut and earned the victory in relief. He allowed a solo homer over 2.1 innings of work. Bramblett did walk four, but struck out three.
Grant Gavin earned his first save of the season, allowing just one hit over 2.2 innings of scoreless relief. He struck out five and stranded two inherited runners.
Kort Peterson went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBIs. Meibrys Viloria went 2-for-2 with two walks, a double, and a solo homer. Manny Olloque also hit a solo homer, as Viloria and Olloque went back-to-back in the 2nd inning.