AROUND THE HORN: APRIL 7TH, 2017

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FRIDAY’S RESULTS

Chicago Cubs 1, MILWAUKEE BREWERS 2
Ryan Braun raced home from third on a wild pitch to give the Brewers a walk-off 2-1 win over the Cubs in 11 innings on Friday night. Chicago opened up the scoring with a run in the second, but Milwaukee tied things up in the sixth when Travis Shaw scored from second on a single by Jesus Aguilar. The score stayed tied into extra innings when Braun led off the 11th with a single, then moved to second on an Aguilar walk, and then third when Jett Bandy was hit by a pitch, before sprinting home with the winning run. Jimmy Nelson started and went six innings, giving up just the one run. Jared Hughes worked the final inning and two-thirds and picked up the win. Aguilar finished 2-for-4 with a walk and Manny Pina added a double, Milwaukee’s lone extra-base hit of the game.

Omaha Storm Chasers 7, COLORADO SPRINGS SKY SOX 8
Trailing by a score of 5-2 heading into the bottom of the ninth, the Sky Sox rallied to tie the game with three runs, then after giving the lead back in the top of the tenth, plated three more in the bottom half of the inning to walk off with an 8-7 victory. Paolo Espino started and went 5.2 innings, surrendering three runs while striking out seven. Tyler Cravy worked the final two innings and was credited with the win, despite allowing the two tenth inning runs. Brett Phillips doubled and homered as part of a 2-for-5 night for the Sky Sox while Yadiel Rivera contributed three hits and Nate Orf, Kyle Wren and Garrett Cooper all had multi-hit nights.

BILOXI SHUCKERS 5, Montgomery Biscuits 3
The Shuckers moved to 2-0 on the young season, as they defeated Montgomery by a score of 5-3 behind a strong start from Jorge Lopez. Biloxi scored three in the fifth and tacked on two more insurance runs in the eighth, which proved key, as Montgomery rallied for three in their half of the eighth. That would be as close as the Biscuits would get however, as Matt Ramsey slammed the door in the ninth to pick up the save. Lopez earned the win, throwing six shutout innings and striking out seven without walking a batter. Victor Roache paced the offense, going 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles. Michael Reed homered, singled and drew a walk while Maurico Dubon chipped in two hits and a walk and Jacob Nottingham was on base three times with a double, walk and hit-by-pitch.

CAROLINA MUDCATS 15, Frederick Keys 11
The Mudcats won their 2017 debut in a wild one, topping Frederick by a score of 15-11. Carolina put up six runs in the first inning, highlighted by back-to-back home runs from Luis Aviles and Troy Stokes, Jr., and jumped out to a 10-0 lead. Frederick finally got on the board with a run in the fifth, then erupted for nine in the bottom of the sixth to tie the game. The Mudcats answered right back however, scoring two in the eighth and three more in the ninth to secure the victory. Corbin Burnes started and worked five innings, allowing just one unearned run on two hits before turning things over to the bullpen. Brad Kuntz pitched the final two frames, allowing one run. and was credited with the win. Aviles led the Carolina hit parade, going 4-for-5 with a double, a home run and a walk. Max McDowell went 3-for-6 with a double and Lucas Erceg and Isan Diaz each contributed two hits.

WISCONSIN TIMBER RATTLERS 1, Quad Cities River Bandits 0
Three Timber Rattlers pitchers combined to toss a five-hit shutout and Monte Harrison belted his first home run of the season as Wisconsin picked up their first win of the season, edging Quad Cities 1-0. Trey Supak got the start and retired the first 17 batters he faced en route to 5.2 scoreless innings. He turned things over to Jordan Desguin, who went an inning and two-thirds for the win, with Luke Barker recording the final five outs for the save. Harrison led the offense, going 2-for-4 with a double and a home run while Ronnie Gideon and Joantgel Segovia each added a pair of hits.

1. Lewis Brinson -Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA)
 DNP, suffered injury to left pinky on Thursday and is day-to-day.
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)
 DNP
4. Isan Diaz – Carolina Mudcats (A+)
 2-for-5, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R, BB, K
5. Luis Ortiz – Biloxi Shuckers (AA)
 DNP
6. Trent Clark – Carolina Mudcats (A+)
 1-for-4, R, 2 BB, 2 K
7. Brett Phillips – Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA)
 2-for-5, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R, 2 K
8. Jorge Lopez – Biloxi Shuckers (AA)
 W, 6 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K
9. Brandon Woodruff – Colorado Springs (AAA)
 DNP
10. Lucas Erceg – Carolina Mudcats (A+)
 2-for-6, RBI, R, K
11. Mauricio Dubon – Biloxi Shuckers (AA)
 2-for-4, BB, R
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)
 DNP
16. Jacob Nottingham – Biloxi Shuckers (AA)
 1-for-3, 2B, BB, HBP
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)
 2-for-4, 2B, HR, R, RBI
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)
 1-for-5, 2 K
22. Taylor Williams – Biloxi Shuckers (AA)
 DNP
23. Demi Orimoloye – Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (A)
 0-for-4
24. Jake Gatewood – Carolina Mudcats (A+)
 1-for-3, 2B, 3 R, 2 BB, HBP
25. Corbin Burnes – Carolina Mudcats (A+)
 5 IP, 2 H, R, 0 ER, BB, 5 K