Andy Van Hekken threw 5IP, 5H/0ER, 3K:2BB, and the bullpen held it down for a 6-0 win over New Orleans, Round Rock's first of the season. Englebrook, Wells, and Bayliss threw 4IP of 0H/1BB ball in relief. Bourgeois and Bogusevic had three hits each (and two SBs for Bourgeois), and Shelton and Meyer had two hits each, as the Express were 5x11 w/RISP.
See-saw game in Tulsa last night, as the Hooks got two runs in the top of the 8th for a 3-1 lead, then gave back a run in each of the 8th and 9th. In the top of the 10th, German Duran doubled and was moved over to 3rd, scoring on Al Albuquerque's (actual name) wild pitch for a 4-3 win. Fernando Abad threw 5IP, 3H/1ER, 3K:1BB, Henry Villar threw 3IP allowing 1ER, and T.J. Burton got both the blown save and the win in 2IP of 1ER relief. Lou Santangelo was 2x4, including an 8th inning homer, and Jack Shuck provided the other RBI, hitting one of the Hooks' five doubles.
Rough 4th inning for Dallas Keuchel, as Bakersfield scored five on their way to a 8-5 win over the JetHawks. Keuchel left the 4th with three in and two on, and Ashton Mowdy gave up a double to score the inherited runners (charged to Keuchel). Keuchel's line: 3.2IP, 8H/6ER, 3K:2BB, four hits for extra-bases, all for doubles. Edwin Walker closed out the game with 1H/2R (1ER), and 3Ks in 2.1IP. Freddy Parejo was 3x5 with a double, and Federico Hernandez had the other multi-hit game. Jay Austin also had a 2-run double.
Lexington scored four runs in the final two innings to provide the final margin in an 8-4 win over Charleston. Robby Donovan threw 5IP, 6H/2R (0ER), 3K:3BB. Jose Trinidad gave up 2ER in his 1IP, Kirk Clark got the win with 2IP of 1H/0ER, 4K:2BB relief, and Colton Pitkin nailed it down with 2K in the 9th inning. Jose Altuve was 3x5 with 3RBI, and Brian Kemp (3x5), Jonathan Meyer (2x4), and Grant Hogue (2x5) had multi-hit games. Jake Goebbert hit a 2-run homer in the 9th, and our boy Aaron Bray was 1x3 with 2BB - part of a larger trend in which the Legends drew six walks (compared to five Ks). Kemp and Hogue stole their first bases of the season.