Around the System: May 5
Double-A: Akron 5, Trenton 2
Ryan Pope struggled once again, allowing five runs in 5 2/3 innings yesterday at Canal Park. After allowing just two runs over his first two starts (10 inning), Pope has given up a stunning 19 runs in his last four outings (21 innings). Given the problems he, Jeremy Bleich, Lance Pendleton, D.J. Mitchell and Wilkin De La Rosa have had, pitching coach Tommy Phelps certainly has his work cut out.
David Adams had two hits, and Austin Romine singled to extend his hitting streak.
High-A: Tampa 10, Dunedin 2
Adam Warren silenced the Jays' bats over 5 2/3 innings, holding them to one run (unearned) while striking out half a dozen. With the outing, Warren lowers his ERA to 1.78, good for fifth in the Florida State League. Trenton Lare and Phil Bartleski finished things out of the pen.
Offensively, Addison Maruszak led the way with a 3-for-5 afternoon. He also scored twice. Jack Rye and Trent Lockwood each had a pair of knocks. Both men also notched a pair of runs.
Low-A: Charleston 2, Lakewood 0
By now, you know I was at this game. Graham Stoneburner struck out 11 (including seven in a row) over seven dazzling frame. The right-hander's 95th and final pitch registered at 95 mph on FirstEnergy Park's radar gun. The effort was good for Stoneburner's first professional win.
Offensively, Jimmy Paredes 2-for-4 effort with an RBI and a stolen base stands out. Zoilo Almonte also had a double in the win.