Around the System - May 14
Chan Ho Park started and pitched an inning of rehab, but the real story was the dazzling performance put forth by Romulo Sanchez. The big righty with the high-octane gas fanned nine Clippers over seven one-run innings. Jonathan Albaladejo closed out the win with a scoreless ninth. Eduardo Nunez was 3-for-5 with a run. Reid Gorecki and David Winfree both had a pair of knocks. Jesus Montero was 1-for-4 with a two-run triple.
Double-A: Trenton 3, Binghamton 0
The streak rolls on for the Thunder, who used some late-inning magic from Marcos Vechionacci to put their eighth straight win in the books. Vechionacci, who seems to have taken the everyday first baseman's job from Kevin Smith, had two of the Thunder's three hits, including a two-run single in the seventh. Lance Pendleton threw six innings of one-hit baseball, with four walks and six strikeouts sprinkled in. Wilkin De La Rosa picked up the win with two innings of scoreless relief, and Grant Duff captured his sixth save.
High-A: Lakeland 5, Tampa 1
Dan Kapala gave up three runs over six innings, but three runs were too much against Adam Wilk and the Flying Tigers. Trenton Lare allowed a pair of unearned runs, and Tim Norton closeed out the loss. Melky Mesa was 2-for-4, and Jose Pirela had an RBI triple. Pirela also made his 15th (!) error of the season.
Low-A: Augusta 8, Charleston 4
Kelvin Perez got rocked for six earned runs in three innings, moving his ERA to 2.32. That tells you how well he'd been pitching before last night. Mike Solbach, Dickson Marquez, Gabriel Tatis and Ryan Acosta closed things out. Luke Murton and Kelvin Castro each had three hits in the loss, and Jimmy Parededs swiped his 18th bag.