Jacksonville 9, Montgomery 6. Mike Prochaska continues his early season struggles. This start was 5 runs in 5 innings on 7 hits. His ERA is now 6.46. Evan Longoria was 1-4 with his 5th home run, a 2-run shot. Reid Brignac was 1-5.
Brevard County 13, Vero Beach 6. The other Mike with a hard to pronounce last name also struggled last night. This time it was Mike Wlodarczyk. He also gave up 5 runs in 5 innings. 5 Rays had 2 hits apiece, including Patrick Cottrell who hit his 3rd home run and is now hitting .354 on the young season.
Columbus 5, Rome 3. Jeremy Hellickson was slightly more human in his second start of the season. After giving up only 1 hit in 6 shutout innings his last time out, this time he gave up 3 runs (2 earned) in 5 innings. He struck out 3. Ryan Royster was 2-4 with his 3rd home run and is now hitting .338.
NOTES FROM DOWN ON THE FARM…
- Andy Sonnanstine was named player-of-the-week in the International League. In two starts Sonnanstine worked 14 innings and allowed only 8 hits and 2 runs. He struck out 18 and now leads the IL with 37.