The Sounds got a pair of home runs from shortstop Hector Gomez but could do little else and fell 7-4. Ariel Pena started and took the loss after allowing five runs in four innings and issuing four walks. Gomez had the only multi-hit game for the Sounds and also drew a walk while Jeff Bianchi doubled and walked and Sean Halton singled and drew a base on balls.
Huntsville’s game with Mobile was postponed by rain on Thursday night. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Friday starting at 5:30 pm.
The Manatees collected 18 hits on their way to knocking off Bradenton 10-7. Orlando Arcia had another big night, going 4-for-4 with a double and his double-play partner Yadiel Rivera also racked up four hits in four at bats. Leadoff man Nathan Orf went 3-for-4 with a walk and a double and Nicky Delmonico and Cameron Garfield each added two hits. Damien Magnifico started and struggled, allowing seven runs in 4.2 innings. Martin Viramontes, Stephen Peterson and Mark Williams righted the ship though, combining to pitch the final 4.1 innings without allowing a run. Peterson picked up the win and Williams earned his third save since joining the Manatees.
The Timber Rattlers used a five run sixth to knock off Cedar Rapids 7-4. Starter, Clint Terry, allowed two runs over five innings. Tyler Spurling followed with a scoreless inning and picked up the win. Barrett Astin worked the final three innings, allowing two runs, but earned the save. Michael Ratterree belted his 11th home run of the year as part of a 2-for-3 night. He also singled and drew a walk. Johnny Davis and Angel Ortega each picked up two hits as well.
The Brewers put up four runs in the first, but could muster little else, and fell to the Blue Jays 9-5. Joan De La Cruz started and allowed four runs in four innings. Marcos Padilla followed and allowed three runs in just a third of an inning. Padilla would take the loss for the Brewers. Kevin Martinez continued his strong start to the season with two hits, a walk and two runs batted in. Juan De Los Santos contributed a double and two walks.
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