It’s opening night in the minor leagues, so the wrap is back. If you’re new to the site, I do this most nights and I tend to focus on either remarkable performances, or the top prospects.
Toledo 4, Louisville 5 (10 innings)\
Zach Miner earned the Opening Day start and did okay. He allowed 2 runs on 4 hits, including a homer, and 2 walks over 4 innings. He also struck out 5. Tim Byrdak retired all 7 batters he faced in relief, 4 via the strike out. Corey Hamman took the loss by loading the bases, and subsequently allowing the winning run in the 10th. Ryan Raburn homered, singled, and walked twice. Chris Shelton had a hit, but he also struck out on 3 pitches with the bases loaded in the 9th, one of 2 on the night for him.
Altoona @ Erie – PPD
Tampa 0, Lakeland 3 – 4 1/2 innings
Andrew Miller threw a complete game shutout, well it became a complete game when it was called due to rain. He only allowed 3 hits while inducing 11 ground ball outs and 3 punch-outs. Cameron Maybin was 0 for 2 with a strikeout. Justin Justice provided the offense with a homer.
West Michigan 2 Dayton 3
Chris Cody started and threw 5 scoreless innings fanning 5, walking 2, and allowing 6 hits. Josh Rainwater struggled pitching 2 innings and allowing 3 runs. Ryan Strieby hit a solo homer and Brennan Boesch knocked in the other run with a sac fly. Gorkys Hernandez was 1 for 3.