Minor-league notes: Riddle hits RBI triple in win vs. Legends; Meyer earns 5th victory; Roe's an All-Star

dvarney@herald-leader.comJuly 3, 2014 

Greensboro third baseman J. T. Riddle, without hat, a former Kentucky Wildcat and native of Frankfort, came home to face the Lexington Legends on Tuesday.


J.T. Riddle, who starred in high school at Western Hills and in college at Kentucky, tripled in the tying run in the eighth inning and his Greensboro Grasshoppers scored another run in the ninth to defeat the Class A Lexington Legends 3-2 on Thursday night at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.

Riddle, a Miami Marlins prospect who plays third base and shortstop, was 2-for-5 in his final game back in Lexington. He ended up with four hits and three RBI in the Grasshoppers’ three-game sweep of the series.

He headed back to Greensboro, N.C., with a .264 batting average. That includes going 17-for-46 (.369) with nine RBI in his past 10 games.

■ Former University of Kentucky pitcher Alex Meyer pitched six solid innings to earn his fifth victory of the season for Triple-A Rochester.

Meyer, a Minnesota Twins prospect, gave up one run on three hits and four walks and struck out seven in the Red Wings’ 2-1 win at Pawtucket.

Meyer improved to 5-4 with a 3.46 ERA in 17 starts. He has 93 strikeouts and 39 walks in 83 1/3 innings.

■ The Pacific Coast League announced its All-Stars and former Lafayette standout Chaz Roe made the squad. Roe, who plays for New Orleans, the Miami Marlins’ Triple-A affiliate, is 3-3 with nine saves and a 3.61 ERA in 29 relief appearances. He has 45 strikeouts in 42 1/3 innings.

Roe reached the majors for the first time last season when he played for Colorado. He was 1-0 with a 4.03 ERA in 21 games with the Rockies.

Former Lexington Legends pitcher Nick Tropeano also made the All-Star team. He has a 6-4 record and is third in the league with a 2.38 ERA.

Tropeano, who pitched for Lexington in 2012, now plays for Oklahoma City, the Houston Astros’ Triple-A affiliate.

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