Morgan Ensberg knocked in all four runs for the Herd last night in their extra innings loss. Ensberg hit his first home run as a member of Buffalo and went 2-6. Randy Newsome blew the save and Brendan Donnelly picked up a hold in his Buffalo debut. Zach Jackson made a start and went four innings giving up just one run off two hits, two walks and four strikeouts. He threw 54 pitches.
The Herd activated Donnelly after he spent the entire first half of the year on the disabled list. JD Martin was sent to Akron.
Akron lost both games of a double header. Frank Herrman's effort was wasted in game one after going 5 innings and giving up just one earned. Trevor Crowe went 1-4 with an RBI
James Deters got roughed up in the second game. Chuck Lofgren pitched two innings of relief and gave up a run. Matt LaPorta went 1-3 with an RBI and Brandon Pinckney hit a home run.
Beau Mills went 2-4 with an RBI and Jerad Head homered again last night in Kinston's loss. Jeanmar Gomez's lead was blown after he pitched 5 innings giving up just one run. Niuman Romero's hit streak is now at 21.
Lake County's offensive woes continue. They couldn't muster up enough support for Joey Mahalic's 6.1 inning, 2 run outting.
Mahoning Valley's Kaimi Mead had the same fate as he went 5 innings giving up just one run. The Scrappers were 3-hit.
Matt McBride should be close to getting out of the Gulf Coast League. He went 2-3 with two runs scored and a RBI. He's now hitting .356.
Here is a new piece of David Huff at the Cleveland Fan.
Nino Colla | Tuesday, July 22, 2008 | Akron | Brendan Donnelly | Buffalo | Kinston | Lake County | Mahoning Valley | Matt McBride | Minor Leagues | Morgan Ensberg