What a weird day. We’ll have some roster moves tomorrow, I’m sure, but the Pelicans were playing shorthanded today and the team they were playing, the Dash, just got three new players.
Rained out in Colorado Springs. They’ll play a doubleheader on Saturday.
The Tennessee Smokies mauled the Mobile BayBears (Angels), 5-4 in 11 innings.
Trevor Clifton started tonight and went five innings. He allowed four runs, all in the second inning, on five hits, including a three-run home run. Clifton walked three and struck out five.
Brad Markey then threw three scoreless innings of relief, followed by two scoreless innings by Daury Torrez. Steve Perakslis pitched the top of the 11th inning and got the win. He gave up one hit and did not walk anyone. Perakslis struck out one.
First baseman Yasiel Balaguert was the hero tonight, as he hit a walkoff single with two outs in the bottom of the eleventh, scoring pinch-runner David Bote. Earlier, Balaguert had hit his 10th home run of the season with the bases empty in the third inning. He was 3 for 6 and he scored twice.
Shortstop Carlos Penalver was 3 for 5. He scored one run.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans were cut short by the Winston-Salem Dash (White Sox), 3-2.
Starter Duncan Robinson allowed all three runs in the third inning and took the loss. Robinson gave up five hits in five innings. He walked just one and he struck out six.
Left fielder Eddy Martinez was 2 for 3 with a solo home run in the third inning, his tenth of the season. Martinez also walked once.
Eloy Jimenez, Bryant Flete and Matt Rose all started this game for Winston-Salem as they just had to clean out their lockers and walk across to the visiting clubhouse. Jimenez was 1 for 4 with a two-run single in the third that gave the Dash the lead. Flete was 1 for 3 with a walk and Rose was 0 for 4.
South Bend Cubs
The South Bend Cubs were held up by the Quad City River Bandits (Astros), 5-3.
Tyson Miller pitched the first four innings and gave up just one run on four hits. He walked three and struck out five.
Michael Knighton relieved Miller and took the loss after allowing four runs over two innings, although two of the four runs were unearned. Knighton allowed six hits including a three-run home run in the sixth. Knighton struck out one and did not walk anyone.
Center fielder D.J. Wilson hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning, his fifth of the year. Wilson was 2 for 4.
Third baseman Vimael Machin was 2 for 4.
The Eugene Emeralds were polished off by the Hillsboro Hops (Diamondbacks), 6-5.
Starter Enrique De La Rosa just missed going five-for-five: he allowed five runs on five hits and five walks while striking out five in 4.2 innings.
The loss went to Yapson Gomez, who entered the game in the bottom of the ninth with a tie score. He gave up a leadoff triple and then a walk-off wild pitch to end the game without retiring a batter.
Right fielder Brandon Hughes hit three doubles in a 3 for 4 game. Hughes scored once and had one RBI.