Jacob Thompson struck out 8 over 8 innings for Mississippi tonight.
Myrtle Beach - The Pelicans lost tonight and Kinston won, putting Myrtle Beach 2 games back with 8 games to go.
Gwinnett 4, Norfolk 5
Todd Remond dominated the Tides for 6 innings, striking out 8, but the bullpen gave away the game. In his last 2 starts, Redmond has thrown 12 scoreless innings and struck out 14. Freddie Freeman extended his hitting streak to 10 games, and he's hit .475 with a 1.247 OPS in that span. Matt Young rapped out 3 hits, and he's been hot in his last 10 as well, hitting .461 with a 1.164 OPS in that span.
Mississippi 3, Carolina 4, 10 innings
Jacob Thompson had one of his best starts of the season, going 8 innings and striking out 8. He gave up a few too many hits, but he didn't walk anyone and gave his team an excellent opportunity to win the game. After having a 6.29 ERA and a 1.65 WHIP in 78.2 innings before the All-Star break, he's been an entirely different pitcher, with a 2.25 ERA and a 1.48 WHIP in 48 innings after the break. That WHIP is still a lot higher than you'd like it to be, but it's been a great turnaround for a player with a promising future.
Myrtle Beach 3, Winston-Salem 8
Matt Kennelly accounted for the bulk of the Pelicans' offense, slamming out a pair of solo home runs. August has been his only good month of the season, as the catcher has hit .309 with a .842 OPS, hitting 4 of his 6 homers in the month. Zeke Spruill was victimized again, allowing 6 earned runs in 6 innings. In his last 4 starts he has a 7.02 ERA and a 1.77 WHIP. Cole Rohrbough recorded the final out, his first apperance for the Pelicans since April 25th.
Rome 4, Greensboro 0
Kyle Rose extended his hitting streak to 7 games. Joey Terdoslavich has been tearing it up for Rome. In 13 games h's hitting .400 with a .923 OPS and has a hit in his last 8 games. Steve Kent makes his second straight start and his 6th straight scoreless appearance. In those games he's thrown 17 innings and has a 0.76 WHIP. Willie Kempf picked up his 4th win in his 6th appearance for Rome. In his last 3 he's allowed just 1 earned run in 15 innings.
Danville 3, Burlington 4
Pitchers Dan Winnie and Stephen Foster, catcher Cory Brownsten, outfielder Kurt Fleming, and shortstop Matt Lipka, the Braves first round pick this season, all joined the D-Braves today to help bolster their playoff run. Overall, Kenny Fleming is only hitting .224 with a .570 OPS, but in his last 10 he's hitting .310 with a .782 OPS. David Filak's inning have been very limited this year. He's started 8 of his 10 games, but he's averaging just 2.1 innings a game and hasn't pitched more than 2 in his last 4 appearances.
GCL Braves 4, GCL Yankees 0
4 pitchers combined to shutout the GCL Yankees in the final game of the season. Ryan Query's 2 run homer provided the bulk of the offense. Wilson Rivera ended the season strong, recording a hit in his last 7 games, going 8-18 in that span. The team finished with a 27-31 record, making them 5th in the North Division. Matt Lipka was the team's best hitter, leading them in at bats, hits, runs, triples, RBI, total bases, stolen bases, average, on base percentage, slugging, and OPS, and finishing second in doubles.