The Zephyrs never stood a chance. Round Rock jumped out to a 5-0 lead after three innings, and tacked on four more on their way to a 9-1 win. Maybe they should hold on to Berkman. Josh Banks continued his impressive start to the 2010 season, throwing 6.2IP, 7H/1ER, 3K:0BB, and the lone run coming off a home run by Danny Richar. T.J. Burton finished it off with 2.1IP of 0H/0ER, 1K:1BB relief. Again, the big story was the presence of Lance Berkman in the lineup. He was 3x4 with two doubles and a homer (2RBI and three runs scored). Matt Kata was 3x4, and Edwin Maysonet, Brian Bogusevic, Collin DeLome, and Jason Castro all had two hits, as well. DeLome's two hits were both of the kind in which the ball leaves the bat, and doesn't come down until it has cleared the fence.
Man of the Match: Since I refuse to give a MotM to a major-leaguer on a rehab assignment, this goes to Collin DeLome and his 2HR/4RBI day.
Erick Abreu and C-Lo ruined a perfectly good start by Fernando Abad, and the Hooks lost 3-1. Abad threw 5IP, 6H/0ER, 2K:1BB (ERA: 0.90), and a balk. Erick Abreu and C-Lo threw the next 3IP, allowing 4H/3ER, 0K:2BB before Matt Nevarez threw a blank IP. The Hooks only got four hits - two from Marcos Cabral and one each from Jack Shuck and Brian Esposito, who also had the only XBH - a triple.
Man of the Match: Fernando Abad.
JetHawks pitchers Kyle Greenwalt and David Berner threw a gem yesterday, but errors made the game closer than necessary, though the JetHawks prevailed 4-2. Greenwalt threw 6IP, 4H/1R (0ER), 6K:1BB and Berner threw 3IP, 2H/1R (0ER), 5K:0BB. Jay Austin and David Flores made fielding errors for the two unearned runs. The top five spots in the order got all six hits, and Austin and Flores made up for their fielding by both hitting 2-run homers. 6-9 in the order were a combined 0x11.
Man of the Match: Kyle Greenwalt
Tanner Bushue threw 5IP, 4H/3R (2ER), 5K:3BB, but the Legends' offense was too stout for the Greenville Drive, and the Legends were victorious, 6-3. Jose Trinidad and Kirk Clark combined for 4IP, 4H/0ER, 6K:1BB. Everyone got a hit, except for young Grant Hogue (who did reach, on a walk). Jake Goebbert and Jonathan Meyer had multi-hit games - Meyer with 2RBI.
Man of the Match: Jonathan Meyer.