Kannapolis had a doubleheader postponed, but there were plenty of notable performances among the other three affiliates.
Carlos Sanchez 3-4, 3B
Josh Phegley 0-1, BB, error #3
Matt Davidson 1-3, HR #1, BB, K
Tyler Saladino 0-4, 2 K, error #5
Scott Carroll 4 IP, 6 R, 4 ER, 4 K, 4 BB, 6 H
Micah Johnson 2-2, 3 BB, 3 SB, PO
Gordon Beckham 1-5, 2B, K
Trayce Thompson 0-2, 3 BB, 2 SB
Kevan Smith 1-3, 2B, BB, K
Rangel Ravelo 1-1, 2B, 3 BB
Micah Johnson and Trayce Thompson execute their second double-steal of the night. Johnson now has 3, Thompson has 2 and 6 total for the team
— Birmingham Barons (@BhamBarons) April 20, 2014
Tim Anderson 0-3, K
Jacob May 0-4, 2 K
Courtney Hawkins 0-3, BB, 2 K
Keon Barnum 0-3, BB, K
Jason Coats 2-4
Mike Recchia 7 IP, R, 9 K, BB, 2 H (career-high strikeouts)
Kyle Hansen 2 IP, 1 UER, 2 K, BB, 2 H
The Dash load the bases with nobody out in the bottom of the 9th, but Salem survives for a 2-0 win here tonight. We’re back Sunday at 5PM.
— Winston-Salem Dash (@WSDashBaseball) April 20, 2014
Kyle Hansen is worth an extra mention. The reliever, who was a starter last year, has pitched 8.1 innings and is yet to allow an earned run. He has 11 strikeouts, 4 walks and 4 hits allowed.
Star of the day: Micah Johnson
Many expected Johnson to take some time to adapt to AA baseball, but he’s come out of the gates on fire. He reached base in all five plate appearances tonight and doubled his stolen base total to six. He’s hitting .377 with 10 walks and nine strikeouts in 73 plate appearances.