White Sox affiliates go 4-1 on Tuesday
The Knights (21-32) won for the third time in five games, as they knocked off Toledo (16-37) 12-3. 2007 Voyager Jim Gallagher contributed an RBI in the Knights blowout win, and ex-Voyager Brent Morel (2008) doubled and scored. Charlotte fell behind early 2-0, but then was lifted with a six-run fifth and sixth innings. Knights starter Jason Berken (4-4) put up seven strong innings, allowing two runs on four hits. 2008 Voyager reliever Dan Remenowsky then would come on to toss two innings of one-run ball to secure the victory. The Knights will be back in action tonight at 5:15 against the Mud Hens in the third game of a four-game set. Zach Stewart (3-5, 4.31) is slated to get the start for Charlotte. The former Blue Jays top prospect has won three of his past four starts and is coming off an eight inning, two-run outing against Rochester.
Oddly enough, the only White Sox affiliate to lose last night was the only team leading their respective division, as Birmingham (32-19) fell to Tennessee (27-23) 3-2. The Barons did strike first in the bottom of the first inning thanks to an RBI double off of the bat of 2010 Voyager Andy Wilkins. That would be the only noise the Barons would make from the plate until they entered the seventh inning trailing 3-1. Marcus Semien would cut the deficit to one with an RBI single, but that would be all Birmingham would get for the rest of the game. 2011 Voyagers hurler Kevin Vance (2-2) would get credited with the loss, as he surrendered two runs in two innings after relieving Barons starter Nestor Molina. The Barons and Smokies will resume their five-game series today at 11:30. A starter from the 2010 and 2011 Great Falls teams, Stephen McCray (4-3, 3.12), will make the start for Birmingham.
Winston-Salem (26-24) took both games of their doubleheader against Frederick (26-24) last night in two completely different fashions. Game one saw the Dash tie a franchise record by putting up eight runs in the second inning en route to a 17-5 victory, whereas game two saw about as much great pitching as game two saw hitting–with Winston-Salem emerging with a 1-0 win. In that record-setting second inning, former Voyager backstop Kevan Smith (2011) blasted a two-run homer for his fifth of the season. Two other ex-Voyagers drove in runs in the second, as Yoandy Barroso had an RBI double and Joe De Pinto tacked on the eighth run of the inning with a single. A member of last year’s pitching staff, Christopher Beck (4-6), picked up the win after allowing two runs over five innings. Ex-Voyager Cody Winiarski (2011) then came on to allow three runs over two innings, but the performance would be more than enough to secure the win for the Dash. The second game of the twin bill would see a huge decrease in offense, as 2011 Voyager Mark Haddow drove in the game’s only run–an RBI single in the bottom of the sixth inning. Two Winston-Salem pitchers combined to allow zero runs on three hits to give the Dash a sweep of the doubleheader. These two teams will be back at it tonight at 5:00. as 2009 Voyagers righty Ryan Buch (0-1, 3.00) will get the nod for Winston-Salem.
The bats certainly came to life for the Intimidators (17-31) last night, as they won for only the seventh time this month with a 13-1 victory over Lexington (26-26). Kannapolis benefited from a stellar start by 2012 Voyager Kyle Hansen (1-1). The righty tossed six innings of scoreless baseball, only allowing one hit in the process. Ex-Voyager Micah Johnson (2012) continued his tear at the plate, as he homered for the third straight game and drove in four runs. Another member of last year’s Great Falls team, Michael Johnson, would also join the hitting party with his 22nd RBI of the season. Also helping add to the scoreboard for the Intimidators were 2012 Voyagers Patrick Palmeiro (1-4, RBI. R) and Mike Marjama (1-2, 2 R). Kannapolis will go for their first series win since May 9-12 this afternoon as they close out their three-game set against the Legends at 10:05. Jake Cose will make the start for the Intimidators, as he looks to win back-to-back starts for the first time all season.
Voyagers Alumni of the Night
Kyle Hansen (2012)
6.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 6 K, 0 BB in 13-1 win over Lexington last night