After just about three full weeks out of action due to a bone bruise in his hand, Colson Montgomery returned to the Kannapolis lineup on Friday.
Montgomery improved upon the .236/.353/.382 line he carried into the game with a 2-for-5 night, singling twice and striking out twice. He tried to boost the slugging line with hopes of stretching a single into a double, but he was cut down at second.
Charlotte 12, Indianapolis 2
- Jake Burger had a perfect night at the plate: 3-for-3 with a homer and three walks.
- Adam Haseley was 1-for-4 with a homer, walk and strikeout.
- John Parke in relief: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 9 K
*Yermín Mercedes was ejected arguing balls and strikes, but Charlotte has automated balls and strikes, so he didn’t even have deaf ears for airing his grievances.
Biloxi 13, Birmingham 3
- Lenyn Sosa went 1-for-5 with a strikeout.
- Yoelqui Céspedes was 2-for-5 with two strikeouts.
- José Rodriguez went 0-for-4 with a K.
- Sean Burke’s Double-A debut: 5 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 2 HR. He opened with three scoreless innings, but the second time through gave him trouble.
Rome 7, Winston-Salem 1
- Bryan Ramos and Adam Hackenberg both were 0-for-4.
- Luis Mieses, 2-for-4 with a strikeout.
- Matthew Thompson: 4 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 2 HBP
Fredericksburg 7, Kannapolis 5
- Wes Kath went 1-for-5 with a homer and a strikeout.
- Colson Montgomery was 2-for-5 with two strikeouts in his return to the lineup.
- Wilfred Veras had his best game yet at Low-A, going 4-for-4 with a walk.
- Chase Krogman was 0-for-5 with a K.
- James Beard doubled and struck out thrice.
- Brooks Gosswein: 5 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
Of course Mercedes got tossed for arguing with a robot ump. That’s so on-brand for Yermin.
“I’m sorry, Yermín, I’m afraid I can’t do that.”
Yermin, don’t make the robots angry