Around the System - May 4
Zach McAllister got lit up (seven earned over three innings), and Jake Arrieta held the Yankees' bats relatively quiet over his five innings. Amauri Sanit (five runs over two innings) also got hit hard in the loss. Reegie Corona connected on his first home run of 2010, a two-run shot in the seventh inning off of Ross Wolf.
Double-A: Akron 8, Trenton 5
The game is different, but the song remains the same: The Thunder were poised for a win ... until a reliever blew the game. In this case, it was Wilkin De La Rosa, who's had a horrible go of it lately. The lefty allowed five runs in 1/3 of an inning, squandering the 4-3 lead he was handed. With his solo bomb off of Vinnie Pestano in the ninth, Austin Romine extended his hitting streak to 15 games. David Adams also went deep, his a two-run shot in the third. Dan Brewer had three hits, including two doubles.
High-A: Tampa 1, Dunedin 0
To paraphrase Billy Crystal, Hector Noesi was mahhhvelous last night. The right-hander, who, save for one horrific outing, has allowed just two earned runs all year, allowed none last night over five solid innings. Noesi scattered four hits, walked three and fanned seven. Jack Rye -- who also had a double -- hit a sacrifice fly in the third to give Noesi and the bullpen all the support they needed. Kevin Mahoney also doubled.
Low-A: Lakewood 6, Charleston 3
Luckily for me, the game I was supposed to attend turned out to be a bit of a dud. Shaeffer Hall got roughed up a bit by the young BlueClaws, and, aside for one outburst in the third, the offense couldn't touch Jarred Cosart. Hall gave up six runs (five earned) on eight hits over 5 1/3 innings. Zoilo Almonte, Rob Lyerly and DeAngelo Mack each drove in a run, and Almonte had Charleston's only extra-base hit, a double.