AROUND THE HORN: THURSDAY, APRIL 20TH

THURSDAY’S GAMES

St. Louis Cardinals 5, MILWAUKEE BREWERS 7
All of the Brewers offense came via the home run ball as they took the opening game of their series against the Cardinals by a score of 7-5.  Zach Davies started and got the win, going 5.1 innings and giving up four runs while Jacob Barnes tossed a scoreless ninth to earn the save.  Eric Thames, Travis Shaw and Jett Bandy each homered for Milwaukee and Jonathan Villar added a pair of hits.

Memphis Redbirds @ COLORADO SPRINGS SKY SOX  (Postponed, Rain)

Colorado Springs had their game with Memphis postponed due to rain on Thursday night.  The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Friday.

BILOXI SHUCKERS 0, Chattanooga Lookouts 3

The Shuckers were shutout for the third time already this season, as they fell to Chattanooga by a score of 3-0.  Luis Ortiz started and was charged with the loss despite allowing just two runs over five innings of work.  Bubba Derby followed and went three innings, giving up just one run. Mauricio Dubon had the lone multi-hit game while Michael Reed singled and drew a pair of walks and Jacob Nottingham chipped in a double.

Buies Creek Astros 14, CAROLINA MUDCATS 1

Cody Ponce and the Mudcats got roughed up as they dropped their game to Buies Creek 14-1.  Ponce lasted just 2.2 innings, allowing seven runs, four earned, and was tagged with the loss. Left fielder Troy Stokes, Jr. finished 2-for-4 with a double to lead the Carolina offense.  Catcher Max McDowell singled and had a sacrifice fly while shortstop Luis Aviles and third baseman Lucas Erceg each added a base hit.

Peoria Chiefs 8, WISCONSIN TIMBER RATTLERS 11

Wisconsin piled up 11 runs on 12 hits as they bear Peoria 11-8 in a slugfest at Fox Cities Stadium.  Thomas Jankins got the start and went five innings, allowing four runs. Aaron Myers followed and picked up the win, despite allowing four runs over three innings of work and Luke Barker worked a scoreless ninth for the save.  Monte Harrison belted a pair of home runs for the Rattlers while Demi Orimoloye went 2-for-4 with a home run and Gilbert Lara, Nathan Rodriguez, and Ronnie Gideon all had multi-hit games.

MLB SCOREBOARD | MiLB SCOREBOARD | BREWERFAN LINK REPORT

1. Lewis Brinson -Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA)
 DNP
2. Corey Ray – Carolina Mudcats (A+)
 0-for-4, 2 K
3. Josh Hader -Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA)
 DNP
4. Isan Diaz – Carolina Mudcats (A+)
 0-for-3, BB, K
5. Luis Ortiz – Biloxi Shuckers (AA)
 L, 5 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, BB, 5 K
6. Trent Clark – Carolina Mudcats (A+)
 DNP
7. Brett Phillips – Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA)
 DNP
8. Jorge Lopez – Biloxi Shuckers (AA)
 DNP
9. Brandon Woodruff – Colorado Springs (AAA)
 DNP
10. Lucas Erceg – Carolina Mudcats (A+)
 1-for-4, R, K
11. Mauricio Dubon – Biloxi Shuckers (AA)
 2-for-3, SAC
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+)
 L, 2.2 IP, 6 H, 7 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
15. Gilbert Lara – Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (A)
 2-for-4, RBI, R, 2 K
16. Jacob Nottingham – Biloxi Shuckers (AA)
 1-for-3, 2B, BB, 2 K
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, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R, K
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)
 DNP
22. Taylor Williams – Biloxi Shuckers (AA)
 DNP
23. Demi Orimoloye – Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (A)
 2-for-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R, K
24. Jake Gatewood – Carolina Mudcats (A+)
 0-for-4, 4 K
25. Corbin Burnes – Carolina Mudcats (A+)
 DNP