> Archie Bradley didn’t have his best stuff, but he gutted out seven innings of two-run ball as the Mobile BayBears (ARI) beat the Mississippi Braves (ATL) 3-2. The Arizona Diamondbacks’ No. 7 pick of the 2011 Draft, Bradley gave up seven hits and a walk while striking out four. Here’s what his manager Andy Green told MiLB.com about Bradley’s performance:
“He wasn’t his typical self, but he was able to limit the damage to one run in the first inning and get into a rhythm after that. I think he was a little apprehensive there at the start and it was a good learning experience to work through that emotion. It showed how important winning for this team is to him.”
Despite the fact that it wasn’t his best outing performance wise, it was still an important display for the 21-year-old. He showed he can battle through a rough patch in a big situation. Bradley made 26 starts during the regular season and posted a 14-5 record to go with a 1.84 ERA while averaging 9.6 K/9.
> Jonathan Singleton hammered an absolute no doubter of a three-run homer in the Oklahoma City RedHawks’ (HOU) 7-4 loss to the Omaha Storm Chasers (KC). One of the top power hitting prospects in the game, Singleton hit 11 home runs in 90 games after serving a 50-games suspension for failing a second drug test. He had 21 home runs in Double-A last season. Here’s the video of the majestic blast:
> The Durham Bulls (TB) had a 6-2 lead heading into the ninth after another great start from J.D. Martin. Steve Geltz came out of the bullpen and gave up a double, threw a wild pick, walked a batter then served up a three-run homer to Jerry Sands to let the Indianapolis Indians within a run. Closer Kirby Yates came in and slammed the door, striking out the side. Yates had 20 saves to go with a 1.90 ERA this season and averaged 13.6 K/9.
> Clay Buchholz made a rehab start for the Pawtucket Red Sox (BOS), striking out five over 3 ⅔ innngs. He threw 71 pitches and gave up a pair of runs on four hits and two walks as Pawtucket beat the Rochester Red Wings (MIN) 7-2.
> Blake Schwartz led the Potomac Nationals (WAS) to a 3-2 win over the Lynchburg Hillcats (ATL) with a solid eight innings of work. The 23-year-old gave up two runs, one earned, off eight hits while notching five strikeouts. A 17th round pick in 2012, Schwartz was 13-4 with a 2.51 ERA and 1.02 WHIP between two levels this season.