Thanks to Randy for passing along this interesting story that may detail why C.J. Retherford has been a disaster this year:
Retherford returns [to Birmingham] after struggling in Triple-A Charlotte and having a dustup with Knights manager Chris Chambliss.
“It was just a little run-in with the manager. I think we’ve solved that,” Retherford said. “He put down a sign, it caught me off guard, and I was frustrated and reached a boiling point. It was very unlike me.”
- Charlotte 2, Norfolk 1
- Tyler Flowers and Jordan Danks went 0-for-4; Danks struck out twice as often.
- Brent Morel went 1-for-4 with an RBI.
- Jeff Marquez allowed one run on four hits and a walk over seven innings, striking out three.
- Birmingham 6, Mississippi 4
- Justin Greene went 1-for-4 with a K and two runs scored.
- Christian Marrero singled, walked and was caught stealing.
- C.J. Retherford went 2-for-4 with a double and a strikeout.
- Winston-Salem 4, Potomac 2
- Chris Sale pitched a scoreless inning in his pro debut. A walk was the only blemish.
- Josh Phegley went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.
- Eduardo Escobar went 3-for-4 with a double.
- Brandon Short was hitless in five at-bats; Jose Martinez did the same over four.
- Terry Doyle struck out seven over seven innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on three hits and a walk.
- Kyle Bellamy struck out the side in a perfect ninth.
- Asheville 5, Kannapolis 0
- Andre Rienzo was solid in defeat: 6 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 8 K.
- Miguel Gonzalez was 1-for-3 with a strikeout.
- Nick Ciolli was 0-for-4; Brady Shoemaker 0-for-2 with a walk and a K.
- Bristol 5, Greeneville 2
- Ryan Buch allowed just a hit and a walk over six innings while striking out seven.
- Daniel Black went 1-for-4 with two RBI; Rangel Ravelo was also 1-for-4.
- Tyler Saladino was hitless over four ABs, striking out once.
- Great Falls 10, Missoula 6
- David Holmberg allowed three runs on seven hits and a walk, striking out three.
- Ross Wilson singled, walked twice and scored twice.
- Juan Silverio was 2-for-4 with a walk and an RBI.