Minors: 5/4 Recap

New Orleans (AAA): 9-5 loss to Portland

RHP Brian Stokes didn’t make it out of the first inning, getting pounded for six runs on four hits and three walks while recording just one out.  RHP Jose Santiago and Carlos Muniz each tossed scoreless frames.  OF Val Pascucci had a big night, going 3-for-3 with a walk, double solo homer and three runs scored.  3B Fernando Tatis also went deep in a 2-for-4 night, smacking a double and driving in three runs overall. Playing in his third game since deciding against retiring, OF Brady Clark was 2-for-4 on the night.

Binghamton (AA): 14-3 loss to Connecticut

RHP Jake Ruckle was absolutely lit up, allowing eight runs on nine hits and two walks in just 1.2 innings pitched.  RHP Sal Aguilar then let up five runs on five hits and two walks in four innings.  OF Fernando Martinez was refreshed by a day off Saturday, going 3-for-4 with an RBI on Sunday.  3B Danny Murphy went 2-for-3 with a sacrifice fly and two RBI.  1B Nick Evans and Mike Carp, playing in LF each were 0-for-3 with a walk.

St. Lucie (A+): 8-3 loss to Lakeland

RHP Eric Niesen tossed five scoreless innings before running into trouble in the sixth. He allowed two runs without getting an out in that frame, exiting with a line of five plus innings, letting up two runs on three hits and a walk, while striking out seven.  OF Ezequiel Carrera was 2-for-4 with a double and a run out of the leadoff spot.  1B Lucas Duda was 1-for-4 with a double, a run and an RBI.

Savannah (A-): 2-0 win over Asheville

RHP Angel Calero was fantastic, firing seven shutout innings, allowing just two hits while fanning three. RHP Jose Bierd earned the win by tossing two scoreless frames.  C Francisco Pena stayed hot, raising his average to .272 after racking up three hits in four at bats, doubling and scoring a run. 3B Richie Lucas went 2-for-4 with an RBI.