A seven-run first inning for Memphis put away Omaha, 12-4. It was an ugly game from the beginning, as the Redbirds pounded out 21 hits.
Nate Adcock had a day to forget: 1IP, 8H, 7R (all earned), OBB, K.
For the Storm Chasers, Irving Falu went 3-for-4 and Jason Bourgeois collected two hits in the loss. Wil Myers hit his 36th homerun of the 2012 season (second to Reading’s Darin Ruf for the MiLB lead).
NW Arkansas was postponed in Arkansas as Tropical Storm Isaac moved in. The two teams will try to play a doubleheader on Friday night, as Yordano Ventura will start for the Naturals. Not sure why they’re even making up tonight’s game, as both teams have already been eliminated from postseason contention.
A six-run 4th inning pushed Wilmington over Myrtle Beach, 9-3, and into the Carolina League playoffs. Frederick lost to the last place Salem Red Sox after the Blue Rocks won, which set off the champagne celebration. It will be the Blue Rocks first appearance in the playoffs since 2009 and they haven’t won the Mills Cup since they shared it with Myrtle Beach back in 1999. So it’s been a LONG time.
That 4th inning all started with a Lane Adams walk (he walked twice in the inning). The Blue Rocks collected four hits and three walks and were helped out by an error and a wild pitch.
Watch out Carolina League if Brett Eibner can continue to hit the way he has two out of the last three games. He went 3-for-4 tonight with two runs scored and two RBIs. Angel Franco also went 3-for-4.
Leondy Perez was dominant in his start for the Blue Rocks, as he allowed just an unearned over 7.1 innings. He allowed five hits and a walk while striking out three.
Kane County lost in 12 innings to Quad Cities, 2-1 on a bases loaded sac fly. The Cougars sit three games back of the wild card with four games left in the regular season. The Cougars collected just two hits in the whole game and struck out 16 times.
The Cougars didn’t pick up their first hit until the 7th inning (a Justin Trapp double) off River Bandits starter Jonathan Cornelius, which chased him from the game. The very next inning, Julio Aparicio hit a solo homerun for the Cougars second hit, but it gave them the 1-0 lead. The River Bandits came right back with a run of their own in the bottom of the inning to tie the game.
Bubba Watch: Bubba Starling helped Burlington stave off elimination by beating Johnson City, 4-2. Starling went 2-for-3 with a solo homerun in the 7th inning (he also had a sac fly). The Royals win forced a deciding Game 3 on Friday night in Burlington in the Appalachian League playoffs.