Around the System - May 19
Yes, Romulo Sanchez walked six Indians yesterday. He also allowed no runs, one hit and fanned seven in yesterday's Yankees win. In his first regular-season Triple-A outing, former Thunder closer Grant Duff gave up two runs on three hits over his lone frame.
Chad Huffman was 3-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and two RBIs. The 25-year-old outfielder is 12-for-31 (.387) over this last 10 games. Eduardo Nunez, Jon Weber and Reid Gorecki each had a pair of knocks. Gorecki also had two RBIs.
High-A: Charlotte 8, Tampa 3
Dan Kapala allowed seven runs over 5 2/3 innings, and the T-Yanks just couldn't catch up. Phil Bartleski threw one-run ball over the final 2 1/3.
Jack Rye was 2-for-4, including a third-inning home run and a double. He also scored twice. Melky Mesa and Addison Maruszak each had two hits, including a two-bagger for both. Maruszak also had an RBI and stole a bag.
Low-A: Rome 12, Charleston 5
On the surface, Kelvin Perez allowing 11 runs in 2 2/3 innings is very, very bad. However, when you consider that just two of those runs were earned, then perhaps it was the defense that was very, very bad. Indeed, shortstop Kelvin Castro made two errors before the fourth inning, and Rob Lyerly added another in the sixth. Runs scored by the Braves in those frames: 10
With three hits out of the leadoff spot, Jimmy Paredes led the charge for the RiverDogs, who got at least one hit from each of their starters. Castro and J.R. Murphy each had two knocks. DeAngelo Mack, Castro and Lyerly had a double apiece.