This game brought to you by a Yankees victory over the Red Sox. I’m not sure there’s ever a situation that could excise my hatred from 2004 for the Red Sox.
- Jon Jay was 2-for-6.
- Allen Craig gets the offensive trophy for the night going 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles.
- David Freese and Mark Hamilton both collected 2 hits including a double.
- Matt Pagnozzi and Shane Robinson both went 2-for-4. Sugar Shane (why is every Shane nicknamed Sugar?) went yard.
- Adam Ottavino needed 103 pitches to go 5 innings. He allowed 3 ER on 5 hits walking 3 and striking out 4.
- Fernando Salas pitched a scoreless frame walking 1 and striking out 1.
- Josh Kinney pitched a perfect frame.
- Steve Hill and Tony Cruz both went 2-for-5 with a double.
- Mike Folli was 2-for-3 with a walk.
- Brandon Dickson as victimized by the longball allowing 3 HRs. He was tagged for 5 hits in 6 IP and 4 ER. He did strike out 6 and walk 3.
- Chuckie Fick allowed a hit and a walk while striking out 1 in 2 scoreless frames.
Palm Beach 2, Charlotte 3 (Game 1: 7 innings)
- Osvaldo Morales was 2-for-3 with a double.
- Richard Castillo took a loss in a quality start allowing 3 runs in 6 innings. He struck out 3 and walked 1. Batters are hitting .284 against Castillo and he’s walked 59 striking out just 82 in 118 innings. When you’re walking that many batters AND getting hit that often, it’s a bad combination.
Palm Beach 2, Charlotte 3 (Game 2: 7 innings)
- Adron Chambers was 2-for-4 with a triple.
- Francisco Rivera was 2-for-3.
- Jose Jaime Garcia allowed just 1 hit in 4 innings striking out 6. (edit: I have no idea why I typed Jose since I even clicked the name to see how Jaime was doing in all of his rehab starts thus far.)
- Adam Reifer took the blown save walking 1 and allowing a hit for an ER. He’s been oddly hittable for someone with his scouting repertoire.
- Jermaine Curtis was 2-for-3 with a double and a pair of walks.
- Xavier Scruggs was 5-for-6 with a HR and 4 RBIs.
- Ryde Rodriguez was 3-for-6 with a triple.
- Frederick Parejo was 2-for-5.
- Jorge Rondon managed to contain the damage to 4 runs despite allowing 11 hits in 6.2 innings.
- David Carpenter would retire the last two batters to pick up his 8th save of the game season. (edit: Our editor* around here is falling asleep on the job)
- Alan Ahmady was 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles.
- Matt Adams was 2-for-5 with a double and a HR.
- Kyle Conley was 2-for-3 with a pair of walks.
- Ivan Castro went yard.
- A nice outing for Deryk (edit: another typo**) Hooker who strikes out 4 in 5 scoreless innings allowing 5 hits.
- Joe Kelly takes a blown save (pitching in the 6th inning) allowing 3 unearned runs on 4 hits. Yes, save rules are dumb.
- Question: Is Kingsport really a port?
- Ted Obregon was 3-for-5.
- Audrey Perez was 2-for-5 with a double.
- Hector Alvarez was 2-for-4 with a double.
- Chris Notti tossed 5 innings striking out 5. The defense combined with Notti for 2 unearned runs.
- Zach Russell faced 11 batters: 2 hits, 1 walk, 1 flyout, 6 Ks. He’s struck out 36 batters in 27 innings this year.
- David Kington struck out 2 in a scoreless frame.
(*We don’t have an editor.)
(**I swear I was sober when I wrote the DFR.)