1-2, 1.5 GB
Derek Holland's Triple-A debut will be delayed until Monday evening.
1-2, 1.5 GB
The RoughRiders will play a doubleheader beginning at 11 a.m. on Monday afternoon.
W - Kirkman (1-0)
1-3, 3.0 GB
Michael Kirkman was nothing short of phenomenal on Sunday afternoon. The 22-year-old southpaw allowed just one hit in seven scoreless innings, walking three and striking out eight. The outing was undoubtedly the best of Kirkman's relatively young career.
Right-handed relievers Tanner Roark and Evan Reed pitched one inning apiece to close out the shutout.
First baseman Mitch Moreland had the team's only extra-base hit, going 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI.
Engel Beltre is off to a rough start at the plate -- and he went 0-for-4 on Sunday -- but he did record an outfield assist at home plate.
Corner outfielders Tim Smith (1/4) and Joey Butler (1/3, BB) also had runs batted in.
W - Font (1-0)
3-1, 0.0 GU
Carlos Pimentel surrendered just two runs in six innings during his first start for Hickory. He scattered seven hits and fanned six without walking a batter.
The Crawdads had a big night offensively, getting doubles from Jake Kaase (1/4, 2B), Jason Ogata (1/1, 2B, BB), Edward Martinez (1/2, 2B), Mike Bianucci (1/3, 2B) and Doug Hogan (1/4, 2B).
First baseman Clark Murphy singled twice in four at-bats.
Wilmer Font earned the victory with two scoreless innings. He allowed one hit, walked two, and struck out four.
Left-hander Joseph Ortiz fanned two in a scoreless ninth inning.
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