AROUND THE HORN: APRIL 6TH, 2017

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THURSDAY’S RESULTS

Colorado Rockies 2, MILWAUKEE BREWERS 1

The Brewers saw their record dip to 1-3 to start the season, as they fell to the Rockies by a score of 2-1 at Miller Park on Thursday afternoon. Colorado got on the board first with a home run from Mark Reynolds in the third, but the Brewers tied it up on a Kirk Nieuwenhuis bomb in the bottom of the seventh. The score remained tied until the ninth, when Nolan Arenado hit his first home run of the year, providing the Rockies with the winning margin of victory. Chase Anderson started for Milwaukee and went six innings, allowing just one run. Neftali Feliz surrendered the ninth inning homer and was charged with the loss. Jesus Aguilar led the offense, going 2-for-3 with a double and a walk while Eric Thames added a single and a walk in four trips to the plate.

Omaha Storm Chasers 1, COLORADO SPRINGS SKY SOX 2

The Sky Sox squeaked out a victory in their season opener, knocking off Omaha by a score of 2-1. Colorado Springs plated a run in the first on back-to-back doubles from Eric Sogard and Ryan Cordell, then added another on Cordell’s first home run of the year in the fourth. Omaha scored one in the eighth but Rob Scahill closed the door to preserve the win. Josh Hader got the start and earned the win, going five scoreless innings and striking out six. David Goforth worked two scoreless innings and Scahill recorded the final four outs for the save. Cordell finished 2-for-4 to pace the offense while Lewis Brinson added a single and a walk before leaving the game after suffering a hand injury while diving into second base.

BILOXI SHUCKERS 6, Montgomery Biscuits 2

The Shuckers got their season started on the right foot as they topped Montgomery by a score of 6-2. Biloxi drew first blood in the top of the fourth when Angel Ortega singled home Michael Reed and Victor Roache, but Montgomery pulled within a run in the bottom of the sixth. The Shuckers broke things open with a four-run eighth inning, highlighted by a Johnny Davis steal of home plate. Aaron Wilkerson started and earned the win, going five and two-thirds innings and allowing just one run while striking out eight and Matt Ramsey recorded the game’s final out to notch the save. Ortega and Jacob Nottingham finished with two hits each for Biloxi and Reed reached base twice with a single and a walk.

CAROLINA MUDCATS @ Frederick Keys Postponed (rain)

Carolina and Frederick had their season opener postponed on Thursday due to rain. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Saturday, April 29th. The two teams will try to give it a go again on Friday night with first pitch scheduled for 6:00 pm CST with Corbin Burnes on the mound for the Mudcats.

WISCONSIN TIMBER RATTLERS 0, Quad Cities River Bandits 3

The Timber Rattlers dropped their opener in Quad Cities, falling to the River Bandits by a score of 3-0. Quad Cities put up three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and that would prove to be the only scoring in the game by either team. Zack Brown got the start for Wisconsin and took the loss after going four innings and giving up three runs despite striking out eight. Demi Orimoloye led the Rattlers offense, going 2-for-3, while Tucker Neuhaus chipped in a double and Monte Harrison and Joantgel Segovia each added a single.

1. Lewis Brinson -Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA)
 1-for-2, BB, K, SB, CS
2. Corey Ray – Extended Spring Training
DNP, rehabbing from off-season knee surgery in Extended Spring Training in Maryvale, AZ.
3. Josh Hader -Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA)
 W, 5 IP, H, 0 R, 5 BB, 6 K
4. Isan Diaz – Carolina Mudcats (A+)
 DNP
5. Luis Ortiz – Biloxi Shuckers (AA)
 DNP
6. Trent Clark – Carolina Mudcats (A+)
 DNP
7. Brett Phillips – Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA)
 1-for-3, 2 K
8. Jorge Lopez – Biloxi Shuckers (AA)
 DNP
9. Brandon Woodruff – Colorado Springs (AAA)
 DNP
10. Lucas Erceg – Carolina Mudcats (A+)
 DNP
11. Mauricio Dubon – Biloxi Shuckers (AA)
 1-for-5, 2 K
12. Marcos Diplan – Carolina Mudcats (A+)
 DNP
13. Phil Bickford – Extended Spring Training
DNP, currently serving 50-game suspension
14. Cody Ponce – Carolina Mudcats (A+)
DNP
15. Gilbert Lara – Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (A)
 0-for-3, BB, K
16. Jacob Nottingham – Biloxi Shuckers (AA)
 2-for-3, HBP, RBI, K, SB, CS
17. Devin Williams – Rehab
DNP, Underwent Tommy John surgery in March and will miss all of the 2017 season
18. Monte Harrison – Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (A)
 1-for-4, K, CS
19. Kodi Medeiros – Carolina Mudcats (A+)
DNP
20. Nathan Kirby – Extended Spring Training
DNP, Rehabbing from 2015 Tommy John surgery in Extended Spring Training in Maryvale, AZ
21. Ryan Cordell -Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA)
 2-for-4, 2B, HR, R, 2 RBI, K
22. Taylor Williams – Biloxi Shuckers (AA)
 DNP
23. Demi Orimoloye – Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (A)
 2-for-3, K, outfield assist
24. Jake Gatewood – Carolina Mudcats (A+)
 DNP
25. Corbin Burnes – Carolina Mudcats (A+)
 DNP