A: @ Savannah Sand Gnats 1, Charleston RiverDogs (NYY) 0 (10 innings)
Everyone in the stadium knew it was possible, likely even, when Aderlin Rodriguez stepped to the plate leading off the bottom of the 10th inning in a scoreless game. Four pitches and a missile of a homerun to leftfield later, the Gnats had a 1-0 win. ?It was his second game in a row with a homerun, and his third in his last four games. With 15 homeruns overall, he's now tied for second in the SAL, and his 36 extra-base hits are tied for fourth. Once again for fun: since May 1, the 20-year old has hit .312/.374/.563 with 26 extra-base hits and 20 walks in 54 games.
And then there was the defense. He committed his 17th error of the year. In the fourth inning, with one out, he moved to his left to cut off a chopper. He was there, but as he reached out for the ball, he looked over his shoulder to check on SS Matt Reynolds. That diversion of his attention, cost him the ability to field the ball cleanly. In the 10th inning, he made a similar play moving to his left, setting his feet, and firing a strike to first, without adventure.