The Express were kept quiet, gathering only four hits in a 3-1 loss to Oklahoma City. Geoff Blum was 0x3 in his first rehab start. Yordany's RBI double in the 8th provided the lone run. Tommy Manzella's throwing error led to two unearned runs as Josh Muecke went 5IP, 5H/0ER, 2K:3BB. Capellan threw 2IP, 3H/1ER, 3K:1BB, while Brendan Donnelly threw a scoreless 8th inning, lowering his ERA to 1.99. Donnelly has allowed two earned runs since May 25.
Los Hooks won their second straight 1-0 game over San Antonio last night, on an 8th inning error. Polin Trinidad threw 8IP, 6H/0ER, 3K:0BB (89 pitches/64 for strikes) and T.J. Burton got his 10th save of the year - Trinidad has now allowed just 1ER in his last 31.1IP. Drew Locke is going through a mini-slump - five hits in his last 29ABs.
You can't stop T.J. Steele, you can only hope to hit him. Steele was 3x5 with 2RBI (.450 over his last ten games), while Jon Gaston hit a 2-run homer and two doubles and collected four RBI in a 3x6 night as the JetHawks beat Rancho Cucamonga 14-9. Brandon Barnes got four hits, and don't look now, but Koby Clemens is hitting .315. Leandro Cespedes threw 6IP, 9H/2ER (6 runs total), 6K:1BB.
All three runs in the 2-1 win over Lowell came in the 10th inning on Ben Orloff's walk-off two-run single. Brian Kemp, Russell Dixon, and Renzo Tello had two hits each. Zach Grimmett, Mike Modica, and Brendan Stines combined for 9IP of scoreless baseball while J.B. McDonald, despite allowing the T10 run, got his first professional win.
Greeneville got out to a 3-0 lead over Bristol, and held on for a 3-2 win over Bristol last night. J.D. Martinez was 3x4 with two doubles and 2RBI to lead the offense and Jose Cisnero threw 5IP, 3H/0ER, 3K:3BB for the win. Jeiler Castillo, David Martinez, and Nathan Pettus closed out the game with 4IP, 4H/1ER, 4K:1BB.