8/2 Minor matters – Friday’s games
Kris Bryant, Jorge Soler, Josh Vitters and Eli Whiteside each homered to back Carlos Pimentel and lead Iowa to a 9-2 win over New Orleans. Bryant connected for the second time in as many games, and ranks second in the Minor Leagues with 36 homers total. Soler hit his third in 10 games with Iowa. He’s batting .286. Pimentel gave up one run over six innings.
Addison Russell hit a solo homer in the first and Christian Villanueva hit a walk-off RBI single in the 10th to lead Tennessee to a 2-1 win over Pensacola. Corey Black started but did not get a decision. He gave up one run over six innings and struck out seven. Russell is batting .293 and has seven homers and 15 RBIs in his last 15 games. Albert Almora had two singles, and Lars Anderson had three hits.
Daytona was blanked for the second straight day, losing 7-0 to Charlotte. Chadd Krist hit two doubles. It was the 14th time Daytona has been shut out this season.
Tyler Ihrig gave up two runs over 5 1/3 innings in Kane County’s 6-2 win over Quad Cities. Chesny Young, Jeffrey Baez and Trey Martin each posted multiple hit games.
Boise scored four runs in the ninth to tie the game and won on a walk-off wild pitch in the 11th in a 11-10 win over Vancouver. Dillon Maples started, and gave up four earned runs over three innings. Alex Tomasovich had three hits and three RBIs. Charlie White drove in two runs and also threw three scoreless innings in relief. It was his first Minor League pitching appearance. He struck out three and earned the win.
Gleyber Torres had two hits and two RBIs in Mesa’s 9-0 rain-shortened win over the Athletics. Yes, it rains in Arizona. Justin Steele started and threw three hitless innings and Carson Sands followed with two more scoreless innings.