The Express were down 6-1, and then scored 11 of the next 12 runs - including seven in innings 7-9 - for a 12-7 win over Albuquerque. Gustavo Chacin had a rough time of it, allowing 7H/6ER with three homers in 4IP. The bullpen of Wilton Lopez, Roy Corcoran, and Casey Daigle held the Isotopes to 5H/1ER, 5K:0BB in 5IP. Express hitters got six extra-base hits, and Bogusevic, Shelton, Kata were each 3x6 with 7RBI between them. Jason Castro was 2x4 with 2RBI.
Man of the Match: Chris Shelton
The Hooks jumped on Frisco early and the pitching staff held the Roughriders for a 5-2 win. Tyler Lumsden went 5IP, 6H/1ER, 3K:0BB, but exited after the 5th having thrown only 66 pitches (48 for strikes). Why, you may ask yourself - as I did? Because of the 6H he allowed, three of them came in the 5th. Payano, Wells, Villar, and Meszaros threw 4IP in relief, allowing 4H/1ER, 3K:3BB. Jack Shuck, Jhon Florentino, David Cook, Marcos Cabral, and Michael Garciaparra all had two hits each. Cook had two doubles, and T.J. Steele had 3RBI on the night.
Man of the Match: Hard to tell. How about T.J. Steele?
Hey-oh! It's a walkoff...it's a walkoff. JetHawks defeat Lake Elsinore 10-8 on a 10th-inning walkoff by Brandon Barnes. Dallas Keuchel threw 5IP, 7H/2ER (5 total), 6K:3BB, and Cespedes, Wabick, Urckfitz, and Berner threw 5IP in relief (though Urckfitz didn't record an out, walking the two batters he faced). Berner, after getting Employee of the Month honors, gets the blown save and the win, as the JetHawks allow the Storm to get one in the top of the 10th before Brandon Barnes saved the day with a three-run shot. Overall, the JetHawks got 22 hits - including five from Albert Cartwright, four from Mark Ori, and three from Barnes and Contreras. Catcher Jordan Comadena was 1x3 with a walk, but with two stolen bases.
Man of the Match: Brandon Barnes.
It only took 2h16m, but Savannah beat the Legends 3-1 yesterday. Juan Minaya threw 6IP, 6H/2ER (3 total), 1K:3BB, and Mike Schurz struck out three in 2IP. The Legends only got five hits, two from Miguel Arrendell (Goebbert, Garcia, and Hogue getting the other three). Jonathan Meyer committed his 10th error of the season, but Mike Newman of Scouting The SAL said last night that Meyer was working out at second base before the game. This would be huge for him, and would clean up the left side of the infield.
Man of the Match: Juan Minaya.