A 2-run single by Brian Bogusevic provided all the offense the Express could muster, and it temporarily provided a 2-1 lead over Oklahoma City, but Jeremy Johnson gave it right back, throwing 6IP, 5H/3ER, 3K:2BB. Abercrombie, Manzella, Santangelo, and Yordany also provided a hit while Sammy Gervacio and Tyler Lumsden combined for two innings of scoreless relief in a 3-2 loss. 4-5-6 hitters John Gall, Jason Smith, and Chris Johnson were a combined 0x12 with 4Ks.
Despite getting outhit 9-5, the Hooks scraped together a 1-0 win over San Antonio. Brad James threw 6IP, 6H/0ER, 6K:2BB, as C-Lo, Abreu and Burton threw 3IP in relief. Wladimir Sutil was 2x4, but it was Jimmy Van Ostrand's pinch-hit RBI single in the 8th that won the game.
The ValleyCats had 2-run innings in the 2nd, 6th, 8th, and 9th to beat Vermont 8-6. Jeff Hulett and Temple grad Sean Barksdale had three hits each, while Brian Kemp and Brandon Wikoff got two hits each in the win. Ben Orloff was 0x5, but got 2RBI (you read that right), as did Kemp and Barksdale. Tri-City had five errors in the game - two fielding, one pickoff attempt, one fielding, and one missed catch - though it only led to one unearned run. SP Kyle Godfrey threw 3IP, 6H/4ER, 2BB; Antonio Noguera threw 4IP of shutout baseball for the win, while Robby Donovan got his first save. Reliever Brandt Walker didn't allow a hit, but walked four batters and gave up a run.
The Greeneville Astros lost 4-3 to Bristol last night. Carlos Quevedo got the loss with 7H/4ER in 4IP, though Yuri Perez shut Bristol down over the last 3.2IP, allowing 3H/0ER. Nathan Metroka was 2x4 while catcher Bubby Williams (my favorite name of everyone in the Astros' organization) had a 2-run double in the losing effort.