Gwinnett Stripers 1, Columbus Clippers 6
Austin Riley, 3B: 0-4, 3-K
Rio Ruiz, DH: 1-4, K
Carlos Franco, 1B: 1-4, HR, RBI
Lucas Sims, SP: 5IP, 5H, 4R (1ER), 3BB, 3K
The Stripers offense ran up against Adam Plutko who has been on fire to start the year. The 26 year old has spent the past few seasons between AAA and the MLB level, and he’s definitely having more success this season than he has since being in AA. Austin Riley showed a little bit of a human side as he struck up with a runner in scoring position, and earning a hat trick with 3 total strikeouts.
Lucas Sims was in trouble most of the night, but 3 total errors exacerbated things. He got out of the 1st inning by inducing a double play with the bases loaded. Sims never had a clean inning, but didn’t give up a lot of hard contact from what I could tell. Things caught up to him in the 4th inning after allowing a leadoff double to Eric Haase, 2 errors in the inning allowed 2 runners to score while an an error in the 5th inning allowed another un-earned runner to cross home plate. Sims did keep top prospect Francisco Mejia in check, however, gave up 3 hits to Mekly Cabrera (insert puking emoji). Philip Pfeifer pitched the last 2 innings allowing more runners to score thanks to 3 walks and a couple of singles.
Mississippi Braves 7, Jackson Generals 3
Tyler Marlette, 1B: 3-4, 2-2B, HR, 2-RBI
Michael Reed, CF-LF: 1-4, HR, RBI, BB, K
Tyler Neslony, RF: 0-4, K
Travis Demeritte, LF: 0-3, 3-K
Jonathan Morales, C: 1-4, 2B, RBI, K
Alay Lago, PH: 1-1, RBI
Enderson Franco, SP: 5.2IP, 2H, 2ER, 3BB, 7K
Adam McCreery, RP: 1.1IN, 0H, 0ER, 1BB, 3K
Outside a solo HR, Enderson Franco pitched a solid game and ended with a 59 game score. This was no easy feat as the Jackson General have one of the best offenses with their top 6 batters hitting over .273. Adam McCreery continues to struggle with walks (16BB in 19IN), however, got the job done and struck out 3 of the 4 batters he faced.
Tyler Marlette led the way on offense collecting 3 hits, all of which were extra base hits. Jonathan Morales has been feeling the power, and after hitting 3 extra base hits yesterday busts out another one today. Scoring 7 runs is no easy feat when your supposed two best hitters go 0-7 with 4 strikeouts.
Florida Fire Frogs 0, St. Lucie Mets 0