Team’s second-ranked prospect strikes out 12 in five innings, affiliates go 2-4 altogether.
Triple A: Memphis (Cardinals) Redbirds 12, Norfolk Tides 6
Dean Kremer’s demotion to the minor leagues hasn’t done much to help the former top 10 prospect find his form. Kremer was roughed up again, allowing eight runs, five earned, on six hits in 3.1 innings, giving up three home runs in the process. He’s 0-3 with a 7.20 ERA as a member of the Tides.
Bright spots were J.C. Escarra, who went 2-for-4 with his second home run, and Brett Cumberland, who had a two-run shot that provided Norfolk with its final runs. Mason McCoy went 2-for-5 with two doubles.
Double A: Game 1: Bowie Baysox 6, Erie (Tigers) SeaWolves 2, 7 inn.
Grayson Rodriguez couldn’t have looked much better than he did Sunday. The organization’s second-ranked prospect struck out 12 in five innings while allowing two hits and one run. Rodriguez improved to 4-1 while seeing his ERA fall even lower to 2.04.
Kyle Stowers led the offense with a 2-for-4 afternoon that included his sixth home run, and improved his average to .308. Malquin Canelo went 2-for-3 with three RBI, including a home run, while Adley Rutschman went 1-for-4 with a double. Doran Turchin was 2-for-4 with a double.
Double A: Game 2: Erie 7, Bowie 4 (makeup of game postponed 6/17)
Johnny Rizer had an excellent game, going 3-for-4 with his fifth home run and three RBI, but the rest of the Baysox hitters had a tough time in a game that was rained out on Saturday.
Cadyn Grenier went 1-for-4 with a double, while Ramon Rodriguez drove in the other run. Rutschman went 0-for-4 with a strikeout, and saw his average fall to .269.
Ofelky Peralta, who allowed three runs in three innings, took the loss and fell to 5-2.
High A: Game 1: Aberdeen IronBirds 6, Hickory (Rangers) Crawdads 2 (completion of game suspended 6/17)
After falling behind 1-0 on Saturday, the IronBirds scored the next six runs to take command when they resumed play Sunday.
No. 6 prospect Jordan Westburg (double) and Andrew Daschbach (home run) had two hits apiece, with Daschbach picking up three RBI. Zach Watson clubbed his ninth home run.
Drew Rom got the win and improved to 7-0 with five shutout innings, striking out four and allowing three hits in relief of Saturday starter Garrett Stallings.
High A: Game 2: Hickory 6, Aberdeen 5, 7 inn.
Gunnar Henderson had three hits for the IronBirds, but three runs in the bottom of the sixth allowed Hickory to rally back and salvage the split.
Henderson had a double and RBI, while Trevor Kehe (home run) and Michael Mantecon had two hits each. Westburg drove in a pair of runs.
Kevin Magee took the loss in relief with three runs allowed in two innings of work.
Low A: Down East (Rangers) Wood Ducks 6, Delmarva Shorebirds 3
The Wood Ducks got all the runs they needed in the sixth inning, and Delmarva took the loss in a matchup of over-.500 teams.
Griffin McLarty took the loss with four runs, all earned, allowed in 1.2 innings, and fell to 1-6 for the season.
Jean Carmona, TT Bowens and Willy Yahn had the hits for the Shorebirds. Yahn’s hit was a double, his first.
Complete box scores from Sunday’s games can be found here.
There are no games scheduled for Monday.