The Express and Omaha Royals are apparently so similar that they can't get anything solved in nine innings. So it went last night when the Royals beat the Express 5-4 in 11 innings. Polin Trinidad threw 5.2IP, 3H/2ER, 5K:3BB and Jonah Bayliss gave up 2ER in 0.1IP. Roy Corcoran fell to 0-4, allowing the game-winning run after throwing 3IP. Sam Gervacio threw a perfect inning in his second rehab appearance. The Express were 0x10 w/RISP, and Collin DeLome was your only source of multiple hits, Jason Castro was 0x3 with 2BB and an RBI (and is now hitting .216), and Matt Kata collected an RBI double.
Man of the Match: Collin DeLome. 2x5, with a run scored and two stolen bases.
Game was suspended in the first inning.
At least Lexington got a game in, though it almost didn't go the way they wanted. After opening a 9-2 lead after three, the Legends had to score three in the bottom of the 7th to provide some breathing room in a 12-8 win over Asheville. Jose Cisnero threw 5IP, 6H/4ER (5R), 3K:2BB, and Nathan Pettus gave up four hits and a walk for three earned runs in the 6th inning (and part of the 7th). Mike Schurz allowed a hit, three walks, and two wild pitches, but didn't give up any runs. Jose Altuve was 3x4 with a triple and 2RBI, while Jiovanni Mier also provided 2RBI. J.D. Martinez was 2x5, and Jonathan Meyer was 1x3 with 3RBI, extending his hitting streak to 14 games.
Man of the Match: Jonathan Meyer