Omaha split their series with Memphis, as they took the finale, 11-3. Jake Odorizzi earned the victory, despite allowing three runs on ten hits and two walks over six innings. Blaine Hardy picked up his first save with three shutout innings of relief. He allowed just two hits.
NW Arkansas took the pitcher’s duel over Arkansas, 1-0. The Naturals were outhit 2-3, but picked up the game’s lone run on a wild pitch in the 6th inning.
Chris Dwyer allowed just one run on two hits over seven innings. He struck out seven and did not walk a batter.
Wilmington was rained out in Carolina on Friday night. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday. Jason Adam will start the first game against Mike Rayl with Tyler Sample starting the second game against Will Roberts.
Prior to the game, it was announced that Jake Kuebler (who has spent part of the season on the “DL”) was released. Taking his place is first baseman Matt Fields, who was just signed from the independent Frontier League. He had nine homeruns in 31 games (which led the league), but he has yet to hit at Frawley Stadium.
Kane County collected just four hits, as they lost to Clinton, 6-1 to start the second half in the Midwest League. Daniel Mateo had two of those hits.
Robinson Yambati gave the Cougars four solid innings of relief. He allowed one run on three hits.
KC Royals second round draft pick in 2011, catcher Cameron Gallagher, was taken out in the first inning after a catcher’s interference call just five batters into the game. Hopefully he is okay. 2012 draft pick Beau Maggi replaced him and went 0-for-2 with three walks.