Around the System - Day 13
This featured one of the worst bullpen meltdowns in recent memory. Handed a three-run lead in the seventh, the duo of Zack Segovia and Kevin Whelan proceeded to allow eight runs over the next two innings. Both relievers allowed four runs. Starter Romulo Sanchez allowed three runs over six innings, and shortstop Eduardo Nunez collected three hits.
Double-A: New Hampshire 2, Trenton 1
Jeremy Bleich walked six over 5 1/3 innings, but it was back-to-back singles from Adam Loewen and Al Quintana that drove in both of the runs. The Thunder cut the lead in half in the sixth on Austin Romine's RBI single, but could get no further. David Adams notched three hits.
High-A: Tampa 3, Clearwater 0
Adam Warren was stellar in the system's only win of the day. The 2009 draftee blanked the Threshers on a hit and a walk over six innings. With the outing, Warren lowers his ERA to a spectacular 1.06. Pat Venditte and Jonathan Ortiz went the final three innings, allowing just a hit and fanning two. Corban Joseph, Myron Leslie and Walter Ibarra each had RBIs, and Ibarra stole an incredible four bases.
Low-A: Hickory 8, Charleston 6
Zoilo Almonte popped a pair of home runs, but it wasn't enough to overcome Sean Black's lousy afternoon. Black allowed seven runs (six earned) over five innings and did not strike out a batter. Luke Murton had the other three RBIs.