Game Recap (8/25): Barons 0, Biscuits 1

Game Recap 8/25

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MONTGOMERY, AL — The Birmingham Barons saw their tying run thrown out at home as the Montgomery Biscuits held on late for a 1-0 victory at Riverwalk Stadium.

Hunter Jones started the ninth inning with a double as the Barons attempted to tie, advancing to third base on a wild pitch. Biscuits infielder Kean Wong then fielded a grounder from Marcus Lemon before tossing out Jones with a play at the plate.

Barons’ starter James Dykstra worked seven strong innings and allowed just one run on seven hits, striking out two hitters while giving up just one walk in a tough loss.

Connor Walsh closed the game on the mound, surrendering no hits and no runs while adding a punch out in his second AA appearance.

Lemon, Joey DeMichele, and Ryan Leonards scattered singles throughout the game, with Jones’ double representing Birmingham’s lone extra-base hit.

RHP Thaddius Lowry starts the series finale tomorrow evening in Montgomery, entering with a 0-0 record and a 2.57 ERA after a high quality start in his AA debut last Sunday.

About the Birmingham Barons

The Birmingham Barons face the Montgomery Biscuits & Tennessee Smokies on the road before batting the Pensacola Blue Wahoos at Regions Field starting September 1. For further information about the Barons and the 2016 season at Regions Field, please call (205) 988-3200, or visit http://www.barons.com, http://www.facebook.com/birminghambarons, and @bhambarons on Twitter.

Game Recap (8/24): Barons 3, Biscuits 6

Game Recap 8/24

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MONTGOMERY, AL — The Birmingham Barons battled back from an early deficit before a trio of late runs by the Montgomery Biscuits sent the Barons toward their 10th straight loss.

Spencer Adams spun six solid innings despite taking the loss, needing just 87 pitches to work through 6.1 frames on the mound. The 20-year-old Georgia native allowed eight hits and three earned runs while adding three strikeouts.

Southpaw Andre Wheeler stranded an inherited runner but surrendered a pair of runs in the eighth inning. Wheeler faced eight batters and recorded four strikeouts.

Second baseman Joey DeMichele powered the Barons offense, tying a season-high with three hits while also posting a run and two RBIs.

DeMichele’s triple in the second inning gave Birmingham an early 1-0 edge; the former Arizona State Sun Devil also added the Barons final run to tie the game 3-3 in the sixth frame.

Infielder Marcus Lemon drove home a run with a sacrifice bunt. First baseman Keon Barnum went 1-for-3 with a run and a walk.

James Dykstra takes to the mound tomorrow as the Barons and Biscuits meet at Riverwalk Stadium with a 7:05 p.m. first pitch.

About the Birmingham Barons

The Birmingham Barons face the Montgomery Biscuits & Tennessee Smokies on the road before batting the Pensacola Blue Wahoos at Regions Field starting September 1. For further information about the Barons and the 2016 season at Regions Field, please call (205) 988-3200, or visit http://www.barons.com, http://www.facebook.com/birminghambarons, and @bhambarons on Twitter.

Game Recap (8/23): Barons 0, Biscuits 4

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MONTGOMERY, AL — The Barons received another strong start in a loss as the Montgomery Biscuits blanked Birmingham by a 4-0 final score.

Barons’ starter Blair Walters dished six shutout frames before conceding a pair of runs in the seventh inning, leading to the loss. The 26-year-old bounced back from a pair of tough outings at Regions Field, allowing just five hits while recording six strikeouts during tonight’s game.

Reliever Euclides Leyer closed the seventh inning with a strikeout but allowed a two-run homer to Patrick Leonard in the eighth. Leonard has now posted four RBIs against the Barons in two games this series.

A trio of Montgomery pitchers limited Birmingham to just three hits on the night. Keenyn Walker posted a pair of knocks but was caught on the base paths twice. Trey Michalczewski added a base hit.

Four Barons reached via a walk, including Walker, Courtney Hawkins, Alfredo Gonzalez, and Keon Barnum.

RHP Spencer Adams is scheduled to start tomorrow evening as the Barons and the Biscuits meet for the third game of this week’s five game series. Adams, 20, spun six innings and allowed just three earned runs in his AA debut against Montgomery July 22 at Regions Field.

About the Birmingham Barons

The Birmingham Barons face the Montgomery Biscuits & Tennessee Smokies on the road before batting the Pensacola Blue Wahoos at Regions Field starting September 1. For further information about the Barons and the 2016 season at Regions Field, please call (205) 988-3200, or visit http://www.barons.com, http://www.facebook.com/birminghambarons, and @bhambarons on Twitter.

Game Recap (8/22): Barons 2, Biscuits 3 (11)

Game Recap 8/22

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MONTGOMERY, AL — The Birmingham Barons broke out to an early lead but fell in extra innings to the Montgomery Biscuits, dropping the series opener by a 3-2 final score at Riverwalk Stadium.

Nolan Sanburn spun seven innings in a high quality start, allowing just two earned runs while notching a season-high six strikeouts. Taking over the top spot in Birmingham’s rotation, the Indiana native surrendered just two walks and six hits while tossing 59 strikes and 81 total pitches.

Matt Cooper continued a strong night on the mound, hurling three scoreless frames in relief. The 24-year-old Cooper recorded three strikeouts and allowed just one hit, stranding the potential winning run at third base during the 10th inning.

Making just his second appearance at the AA level, Conor Krauss notched a pair of strikeouts in the 11th but took the loss as Willy Adames drew a leadoff walk and came around to score the winning run.

Montgomery’s Braxton Lee entered tonight’s game with a .193 batting average but posted four hits, including the walk-off winner.

Keenyn Walker started the Barons’ scoring with a solo home run, lofting the second pitch of the game over the wall in right center field to give Birmingham an early 1-0 advantage.

Courtney Hawkins continued the early offense, giving the Barons a 2-0 lead by launching his 11th homer of the season past the left field fence.

A two-RBI double by Montgomery’s Patrick Leonard tied the game in the sixth inning before both bullpens hunkered down to force extra innings.

Blair Walters takes his turn on the hill tomorrow evening, entering with a 1-0 record and a 3.44 ERA in three starts against Montgomery this season.

About the Birmingham Barons

The Birmingham Barons face the Montgomery Biscuits & Tennessee Smokies on the road before batting the Pensacola Blue Wahoos at Regions Field starting September 1. For further information about the Barons and the 2016 season at Regions Field, please call (205) 988-3200, or visit http://www.barons.com, http://www.facebook.com/birminghambarons, and @bhambarons on Twitter.

 

Game Recap (8/21): Barons 3, Generals 4 (10)

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BIRMINGHAM, AL — The Birmingham Barons broke out to an early lead but suffered a 4-3 extra inning loss to the Jackson Generals in the series finale this afternoon at Regions Field.

Thaddius Lowry spun seven innings in his AA debut, allowing just two earned runs on six hits. Lowry, 21, surrendered one walk and added one strikeout during his high quality start.

Colin Kleven worked two innings after a 90 minute rain delay, giving up the tying run but posting four strikeouts. Keenyn Walker closed the ninth inning with an outfield assist, throwing out a Generals base runner to close the top of the ninth inning.

Brandon Brennan took the loss, allowing an unearned run in the top of the 10th inning of today’s game.

A two-out infield single off the bat of Alfredo Gonzalez in the sixth inning scored Courtney Hawkins to give the Barons a 3-2 edge. Gonzalez, a late addition to the Barons lineup as the designated hitter, went 2-for-4.

Joey DeMichele gave the Barons their second run of the game an inning earlier, blasting an inside-the-park home run off the wall in center field for his ninth long ball of the season.

A sacrifice bunt by Marcus Lemon scored Ryan Leonards to give Birmingham a 1-0 lead in the third inning.

Nolan Sanburn starts a five game road series tomorrow evening as the Barons take on the Montgomery Biscuits in the capital city. The Indiana native is 0-0 with a 3.86 ERA in two starts this season.

About the Birmingham Barons

The Birmingham Barons face the Montgomery Biscuits & Tennessee Smokies on the road before batting the Pensacola Blue Wahoos at Regions Field starting September 1. For further information about the Barons and the 2016 season at Regions Field, please call (205) 988-3200, or visit http://www.barons.com, http://www.facebook.com/birminghambarons, and @bhambarons on Twitter.

Game Recap (8/20): Barons 0, Generals 9

Game Recap 8/20

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BIRMINGHAM, AL — The Birmingham Barons could not bounce back from an early deficit, dropping their fourth straight game to the Jackson Generals by a 9-0 final score tonight at Regions Field.

Starter James Dykstra allowed four runs with two outs in the fourth inning, failing to stop a Generals rally and falling to 4-8 on the season. The California native walked two and added two strikeouts.

Reliever Connor Walsh stranded the bases loaded in his AA debut but surrendered three earned runs on three hits during the following frame.

Euclides Leyer continued his strong start in AA with 2.2 more scoreless innings, allowing just one hit while posting four strikeouts.

Andre Wheeler wrapped up the night on the mound, surrendering no hits while spinning two scoreless frames.

At the plate Alfredo Gonzalez, Keon Barnum, Hunter Jones, and Keenyn Walker each added base hits.

Jackson pitcher Isaac Sanchez, added today from AAA Tacoma, closed a shutout started by hurler Paul Blackburn.

Chicago White Sox second baseman Brett Lawrie exited tonight’s game after his second at-bat, finishing 0-for-2 in his return to the Barons lineup.

RHP Thaddius Lowry makes his AA debut tomorrow afternoon as the Barons and the Generals meet with a 3:00 p.m. first pitch in the series finale. Lowry, 21, is 8-8 with a 4.06 ERA in 24 games with Class A Winston-Salem this season.

About the Birmingham Barons

The Birmingham Barons continue a five game series against the Jackson Generals through Sunday, August 21. For further information about the Barons and the 2016 season at Regions Field, please call (205) 988-3200, or visit http://www.barons.com, http://www.facebook.com/birminghambarons, and @bhambarons on Twitter.

Game Recap (8/19): Barons 1, Generals 5

Game Recap 8/19

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BIRMINGHAM, AL — Spencer Adams and Matt Cooper combined for eight scoreless innings, but the Jackson Generals posted five runs in the third inning to beat the Barons by a 5-1 final score at Regions Field.

Adams, the White Sox no. 3 prospect per MLB Pipeline, pitched seven innings but was tagged with his fourth loss in AA this season. The Georgia native surrendered eight hits and allowed five earned runs, walking none while adding one strikeout. The 20-year-old Adams fired 54 strikes and 89 total pitches.

Cooper closed the game with two scoreless frames out of the bullpen, facing the minimum of six batters while recording one strikeout.

Keon Barnum and Trey Michalczewski combined for Birmingham’s lone run, giving the Barons a brief 1-0 edge in the second inning thanks to a pair of doubles off Jackson starter Ryan Yarbrough.

Hunter Jones, Courtney Hawkins, and Joey DeMichele each added base hits, while Chris O’Dowd posted a pair of walks. Brett Lawrie remains with the Barons on an MLB rehab assignment but did not play tonight.

James Dykstra takes to the hill tomorrow evening as the Barons and the Generals battle in the penultimate game of the series. First pitch at Regions Field is slated for 6:30 p.m.

About the Birmingham Barons

The Birmingham Barons continue a five game series against the Jackson Generals through Sunday, August 21. For further information about the Barons and the 2016 season at Regions Field, please call (205) 988-3200, or visit http://www.barons.com, http://www.facebook.com/birminghambarons, and @bhambarons on Twitter.

Game Recap (8/18): Barons 1, Generals 8

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BIRMINGHAM, AL — The Birmingham Barons tallied eight hits but suffered an 8-1 loss to the Jackson Generals Thursday evening at Regions Field.

Southpaw Blair Walters spun 3.1 innings in the loss, allowing seven runs on seven hits while posting three walks and three strikeouts.

Colin Kleven tossed 2.2 frames, allowing just one hit while recording a season-high four strikeouts. Brian Clark blanked the Generals across two innings of work and added a trio of punch outs before Brandon Brennan finished the game in relief.

All in all, Birmingham’s bullpen allowed just one run on three hits with one walk and eight strikeouts in 5.2 innings of work.

Keon Barnum brought home Birmingham’s lone run of the game, scoring Eudy Pina with an RBI double in the second inning. Both Barnum and Pina posted multi-hit nights. Keenyn Walker and Marcus Lemon walked twice from atop the Barons lineup.

Infielder Brett Lawrie was given an off day as he continues his major league rehab assignment at Regions Field.

RHP Spencer Adams starts the third game of the series tomorrow evening at Regions Field with a 7:05 p.m. first pitch. The 20-year-old Georgia native spun seven frames for his first AA win August 13 at Regions Field.

About the Birmingham Barons

The Birmingham Barons continue a five game series against the Jackson Generals through Sunday, August 21. For further information about the Barons and the 2016 season at Regions Field, please call (205) 988-3200, or visit http://www.barons.com, http://www.facebook.com/birminghambarons, and @bhambarons on Twitter.

 

Game Recap (8/17): Barons 1, Generals 6

Game Recap 8/17

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BIRMINGHAM, AL — The Birmingham Barons could not overcome the top team in the Southern League, dropping the series opener Wednesday evening by a 6-1 final score.

The Barons recorded just three hits and three total bases. Joey DeMichele brought home Birmingham’s lone RBI, scoring Trey Michalczewski in the second inning.

Michalczewski, the White Sox no. 7 prospect, made his first appearance at shortstop this season after 110 starts at third base this season. The Oklahoma native went 0-for-3 with a run, a walk, and an error.

Brett Lawrie went 0-for-2 with a strikeout in two at-bats as Birmingham’s designated hitter before exiting the game.

Jordan Guerrero took the loss after allowing six earned runs on 10 hits in 5.2 innings pitched. The California native struck out six.

Euclides Leyer started a strong night for Birmingham’s bullpen, allowing an inherited runner to score before closing the door on the sixth inning and spinning a scoreless seventh frame.

Andre Wheeler added a flawless inning in relief before Conor Krauss tossed a scoreless frame in his AA debut.

Southpaw Blair Walters is slated to start the second game of the series tomorrow evening at Regions Field with a 7:05 p.m. first pitch.

About the Birmingham Barons

The Birmingham Barons remain at Regions Field to face the Jackson Generals in a five game series starting Wednesday, August 15. For further information about the Barons and the 2016 season at Regions Field, please call (205) 988-3200, or visit http://www.barons.com, http://www.facebook.com/birminghambarons, and @bhambarons on Twitter.

Game Recap (8/15): Barons 2, Lookouts 5

Game Recap 8/15

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BIRMINGHAM, AL — Eddy Alvarez broke out for a five-hit performance but the Birmingham Barons fell to the Chattanooga Lookouts by a 5-2 final score Monday evening at Regions Field.

Alvarez, 26, became the first Baron since Tim Anderson to record five hits in a game, snapping a record that stood for over a year. The Miami native is now hitting .420 (21-for-50) during the month of August, and continues to pace the Barons with 62 RBIs.

The Barons leadoff hitter started the scoring for Birmingham in the fifth inning, bringing home Hunter Jones with a single. A base hit from Courtney Hawkins tied the game 2-2 but Chattanooga came up with a trio of runs in the sixth inning.

Brandon Brennan suffered his first loss as a reliever this season, allowing three earned runs on four hits while recording three strikeouts.

Nolan Sanburn ended up with a no-decision in his second start this season, allowing just one run on three hits in four frames of work.

Colin Kleven notched a scoreless fifth inning out of the bullpen, and Matt Cooper closed the game with two innings of relief.

Serving as the Barons designated hitter, Chicago White Sox second baseman Brett Lawrie continued his stellar rehab assignment with a 2-for-5 night at the dish.

The Barons will name the starter for Wednesday’s series opener against the Jackson Generals prior to the 7:05 p.m. first pitch at Regions Field.

About the Birmingham Barons

The Birmingham Barons remain at Regions Field to face the Jackson Generals in a five game series starting Wednesday, August 15. For further information about the Barons and the 2016 season at Regions Field, please call (205) 988-3200, or visit http://www.barons.com, http://www.facebook.com/birminghambarons, and @bhambarons on Twitter.

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