Minor League Recaps - April 18th Games

Jon Rauch will have to wait another day to try and go 3-0, as the Knights game was postponed due to rain.

The game will be made up as a part of a doubleheader today, with Jon Rauch and Mike Porzio starting for the Knights.


The only game not rained out last night for Sox affiliates; the Huntsville Stars shut down the Birmingham Barons en route to a 6-1 loss.


Stars starter Pedro Liriano (1-2) baffled the Barons hitters, giving up only three hits and two walks in six innings. Barons' starter Clay Eason (0-2) was equally effective until the 6th inning, where he gave up a home run to shortstop J.J. Hardy, his second of the night off Eason.


The Barons only run came in the 8th when Ryan Hankins hit a sacrifice fly to score Chad Durham. Other than the sacrifice fly, the Barons' offense was seemingly asleep. The Barons could only manage five hits all night, and stranded seven men on base.


Corwin Malone (1-0) will take the mound tonight for the Barons, opposing Ben Diggins for the Stars.


The Warthogs game against the Frederick Keys was postponed due to rain.


Hogs fans will be in for a treat tonight, as the postponed game will be made up today as a doubleheader. Top prospects Kris Honel and Ryan Wing, both 2-0, will be pitching for the Hogs.


Kannapolis was also rained out, as the Intimidators will make the game up as part of a doubleheader today.


Paulino Reynoso and Brian Miller will counter Nick Bourgeois and Matt Sweeney in the doubleheader.

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