Minor League Players of the Day: The Billings pitching staff combined for a 2-hit shutout. Sal Romano started and allowed just 2 hits and 3 walks in 5 innings. Nick Routt’s only baserunner over 2 innings was hit by a pitch. Jordan Remer threw a perfect 8th inning, and Erik Miller allowed just 1 walk in the final inning.
Neftali Soto (2-for-4) was the only Bats player with more than 1 hit. Didi Gregorius tripled in two runs in the 7th inning.
Sean Gallagher had a “quality start” with an unusual line of 6 innings, 6 hits, 3 runs, 7 walks, and 0 strikeouts.
Pensacola 3 – Chattanooga 2 10 innings
Bryson Smith (3-for-5) had a hand in each run scored by the Blue Wahoos. He had RBI’s in each of the 5th and 7th innings. He reached on an error in the bottom of the 10th, advanced to third base on a sac bunt and another throwing error, and scored on Brodie Greene’s game’s winning single. Billy Hamilton was 2-for-4 with a walk, a triple, 2 more stolen bases (was caught once) and scored the first two runs.
Tony Cingrani tossed 6 innings of 4-hit, 1-run baseball. He walked two and struck out 6.
Visalia 14 – Bakersfield 4
Juan Duran was 2-for-4 with a solo homerun. Theo Bowe was 0-for-1 but walked 3 times, stole a base, and scored 2 runs.
Tanner Robles’ 7th start for the Blaze since getting promoted from Dayton was his first rough start. He lasted just 1.2 innings, allowing 3 runs (2 earned) on 5 hits, 2 walks and no strikeouts. Andrew Brackman was the only reliever with a clean inning. He pitched a perfect 9th.
Dayton at Lansing was postponed due to rain.
Billings 6 – Great Falls 0
The Billings pitching staff pitched a 2-hit shutout. Sal Romano allowed 2 hits and 3 walks over 5 innings, while striking out 4. Nick Routt struck out 3 while allowing just one baserunner via HBP over 2 innings. Jordan Remer threw a perfect 8th inning with two strikeouts. Erik Miller pitched the final inning, allowing just 1 walk.
The Mustangs had 9 hits, all singles. Zachary Vincej was 3-for-4 with 2 RBI and a run scored. Carlos Sanchez and Jon Matthews each had 2 hits.
Pedro Diaz allowed just 1 run on 5 hits over 4 innings. He walked 2 and struck out 3. Brayan Arias (2-for-3 with a triple) was the only Reds player with more than 1 hit.