Around the System - Day 8
Romulo Sanchez had one of the worst days in the history of PNC Field, allowing 10 earned run on 10 hits in 2 1/3 innings pitched. Chad Huffman went 3-for-4 with 2 runs, 2 doubles and an RBI. He also threw out a runner at the plate. Kevin Russo, Colin Curtis and Greg Golson each had a double apiece.
Double-A: Trenton 4, Portland 2, 11 innings
Damon Sublett's second two-run homer in as many nights drove home the deciding scores in this thriller. Jeremy Bleich was solid if not spectacular, but Wilkin De La Rosa stole the show from the mound. With the score tied, the left-hander spun three perfect innings before handing the ball to Eric Wordekemper in the tenth. For his part, Wordekemper fanned three over two innings and picked up the win.
High-A: Daytona 2, Tampa 1
Adam Warren gave fanned three in five innings of two-run ball but still picked up the loss. Dan Kapala and Trenton Lare added four one-hit innings of relief. Catcher Myron Leslie got the lone RBI in the win, and Melky Mesa scored the run.
Low-A: Charleston 6, West Virginia 4
DeAngelo Mack had a two-run triple and scored twice, and the RiverDogs quieted the Power. Taylor Grote, Zoilo Almonte and Mack each stole a base. Sean Black gave up four runs in as many innings in the win. Ben Watkins (the winner), Francisco Rondon and Ryan Flannery combined for five shutout frames.