Daytona 7, Vero Beach 6 (gm 1). Jake McGee struck out 11 in 6 innings but gave up 3 runs on 3 solo home runs. Greg Dupas gave up 4 unearned runs in the 7th to blow the lead, the final 3 coming on a 3-run home run with 2 outs. Sergio Pedroza had a 3-run home run in the first and Shawn Riggans was 2-3 in the third game of his rehab assignment.
Daytona 14, Vero Beach 13 (gm 2). Aaron Sisk was 2-3 with 2 home runs and 3 RBI. He now has 7 home runs on the season. Rhyne Hughes was 3-5 with his 11th home run. He is now hitting .331. Jackson Brennan was 2-3 and hit his 5th home run.
Columbus 3, Rome 1. Heath Rollins picked up his third straight win in his past four starts to move to 9-3 on the season. He gave up 5 hits and 3 walks while striking out 3 in 6 shut out innings. Cesar Suarez was 3-5 and stole 2 bases. He is hitting .298 with 20 steals on the year.
Oneonta 6, Hudson Valley 2.
Bristol 5, Princeton 3.
NOTES FROM DOWN ON THE FARM…
- Jeff Niemann is trying to remain patient. One reason he is yet to join the Devil Rays is the need to further develop his new split-finger fastball. Still, he is 5-1 with a 2.80 ERA in his last 6 starts and his time may be sooner rather than later. [St. Pete Times]
- Doug Waechter has finished his rehab assignment with the Hudson Valley Renegades and will now move on to Vero Beach to continue his recovery from shoulder surgery. [Hudson Valley Renegades]
It got better every outing…My slider definitely got better every outing. I can feel the velocity — it was there then it wasn’t there then it was back — and that’s a rehab kind of thing.