After a six-run first inning, off of Cyclones starter Yohan Almonte (4 IP, 7 hits, 6 runs, 5 er, 1 bb, 2K), the Hudson Valley Renegades cruised to a 8-2 victory over Brooklyn (40-21). This was a rare tough start for Almonte (7-4, 2.23 ERA), who had been dominant over his previous 4 starts: 29 IP, 15 hits, 1 er, 4 bb, 21K.
The Cyclones offense was stymied by Renegades pitching to the tune of 2 runs, 3 hits, and 15 strikeouts. All 3 hits came in the fourth inning, where the Cyclones were able to score their only 2 runs. Also in the inning was the ejection of Brooklyn manager Wally Backman. Funny that Backman was ejected in the only positive inning for his team. Cory Vaughn had the toughest time at the plate, going 0-4 with 4 ks.
Eduardo Aldama dominated the Danville Braves over 8 innings, to lead Kingsport (26-32) to the 7-1 victory. The 20-year old Aldama pitched 8 innings, giving up only 3 hits (all singles), 1 earned run, while walking none and striking out 6. Aldama took a shut-out into the 8th, but Danville was able to push across their lone run in the inning.
Leading the Kingsport offense were: C Albert Cordero (1-3, HR, 2RBI, BB, SB), SS Brandon Brown (2-5, RBI, SB), and Aderlin Rodriguez (2-4, RBI, BB). Rodriguez continues to hit to the tune of .304/.343/.549.