Eddie's Farm goes 1-4 last night with Round Rock and Corpus off, but let's start with the AAA All-Star Game, and today we also debut a feature on the GCL Astros (because what else are you going to do? Work? It's never too early to start looking at the 2014 Astros...)
The International League All-Stars, despite giving up two runs in the 9th, held on to beat the Pacific Coast League All-Stars 6-5 last night. Bud Norris got the start and threw 2IP, 0H/0ER, 2K:0BB. Unfortunately, Yorman Bazardo got the loss, giving up 3ER on 3H in 0.2IP. /sad face.
The JetHawks got ripped 6-2 at High Desert last night, managing six hits and two errors (Ronald Ramirez and Marcos Cabral). Jack Shuck got two of the JetHawks' six hits with a double and a triple and is now hitting .323. Pitching duties were split between Bryan Hallberg (4IP, 8H/7R(5ER), 3K:4BB) and Jose Duran (4IP, 1H/0ER, 3K)
Delmarva beat Lexington yet again, this time in a 3-1 game. The Legends got four hits from Diaz, Pellegrini, Brown, and Simunic. David Duncan continued his resurgence with 6IP, 5H/2ER, 7K:1BB. After opening the season in Lancaster with an 0-9 record and 46ER in 48.2IP (8.51 ERA), Duncan has given up 14 ER in 31.1IP at Tri-City and Lexington.
Tri-City went off for 11 hits in a 10-4 win over State College. None of those hits were for extra-bases and the ValleyCats were just 5x18 with RISP, though it hardly matters when you score 10 runs on them. The rehabbing Eli Iorg was 3x5, Brandon Wikoff was 3x4, and Brian Kemp was 2x3 with a walk, and is now hitting .345. Wander Alvino threw 7IP, 4H/2ER, 4K:1BB while Justin Harper gave up 2ER in his 1IP. Mike Modica threw a scoreless 9th to lower his ERA to 0.93.
Despite getting eight hits, only one of those came with RISP (1x12) as Greeneville lost 9-2 to Johnson City. Jose Altuve and Jonathan Meyer both had two hits on the night. It was a rough night for the bullpen after Carlos Quevedo came out after 3.2IP, 5H/2ER, 4K:0BB (2HR). Travis Smink and Jeiler Castillo combined for 1.2IP, 7H/7ER, 3K:1BB, relying on Joan Belliard to get the last eight outs.
The Fightin' Kissimmees scored two runs in the bottom of the 9th, but it wasn't enough as they fell to the GCL Nationals 10-9 yesterday. Luis Bryan was 3x5, German Duran was 2x5, C Ernesto Genoves was 2x5 with 3RBI (hitting .342), and CF Geber Suniaga was 2x5 with 2RBI of his own. Ricardo Batista went 3.1IP with 8H/4ER, but Rafael Pio was the hard-luck loser with 3.2IP, 0H/2R (0ER), 6K:1BB. Matter of fact, the GCL Astros committed five errors (Genoves, Bryan, Nash, Hinze, and Duran), meaning only four of the GCL Nats' 10 runs were earned.