9/2/16 Recap: Great Falls clinches playoff spot

Charlotte vs. Norfolk Postponed

Charlotte’s game at home against Norfolk was postponed. They will play a double header tonight, September 3, with the first game beginning at 6:05 pm. Carson Fulmer will get the start against Norfolk with a 6.30 ERA.

Pensacola 7, Birmingham 6

Blair Walters took the loss for the Barons, throwing four innings and allowing six earned runs on six hits. The Barons did start out on top 2-0 in the first with a home run from Trey Michalczewski, but were unable to keep up with the Blue Wahoos. Matt Cooper came in to relieve Walters throwing three innings and allowing only one run with six strikeouts. Connor Walsh finished the game for Birmingham allowing only one hit.

Birmingham hosts Pensacola tonight at Regions Field at 6:30 pm. Spencer Adams will be throwing out the first pitch for the Barons.

Winston-Salem vs. Carolina Postponed

Winston-Salem’s game at Carolina is postponed. The first game of their double header will start at 5 pm tonight, September 3. Robin Leyer will get the start against the Mudcats with a 3.94 ERA.

Kannapolis 2, Delmarva 3

Max Beatty took the loss for the Intimidators, allowing three runs on three hits, walking two, and striking out four over five innings on the mound. Kannapolis scored one run in the fourth and one in the fifth, but were shut out the rest of the game by Delmarva’s relievers Mike Burke and Jake Bray.

Luis Martinez takes the mound for the Intimidators as they play at Delmarva tonight, September 3, at 6:05 pm.

Great Falls 4, Billings 2

The Voyagers clinched the North Division in the second half of their season with their 12th straight win, beating Billings 4-2 on Friday night. Chris Comito got the win for the Voyagers with two runs scored on six hits, season-high tying nine strikeouts, and no walks in seven innings of work. Mitch Roman, for Great Falls, went 2-for-4 at the plate to extend his hitting streak to 11.

Great Falls takes on Missoula at home tonight as Aron McRee takes the mound at 8 pm.

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    The White Sox absolutely have to claim Raudel Lazo who was just designated for assignment by the Marlins. He had a fantastic year and has been good his entire minor league career. He's 27. He is a relief pitcher. I've never seen a player with these kinds of stats DFA'd. I realize stats don't tell the whole story, but someone has to get him.

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    With minor league's playoff system being split between half seasons, do they have a playoff after the first half or just include all the teams and have the playoffs at the end of the season?

  • Jim, they have the playoffs at the end of the season. Depending on the league and how many divisions each league has, a team will clinch from each division in the first half of the season and automatically get a playoff spot for the end of the season. Another team from each division will clinch a playoff spot at the end of the second half of the season. I hope that makes sense.

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