Round Rock played a doubleheader at Iowa yesterday, and neither of them went the Express' way.
Game 1: Josh Banks threw 5IP, 7H/2ER, 2K:4BB in a 2-1 loss to Iowa. Jonah Bayliss threw a perfect sixth. The Express managed just one run on two hits - the run coming on Chris Johnson's sac fly, scoring Brian Bogusevic. Bogusevic and Navarro were each 1x3, while the rest of the order was 0x16.
Man of the Match: Brian Bogusevic
Game 2: Erick Abreu threw 4.1IP, 9H/4ER, 5K:1BB in a losing effort as the Express were downed 4-0. Gary Majewski threw 1.2IP, allowing one hit. The Express were 0x6 w/RISP, and got four hits on the night - from Bogusevic, Kata, Esposito, and Abreu himself.
Man of the Match: Do we have to? No? Alright then.
Wild one in Corpus last night as the Hooks had to endure a 5-run 9th inning from San Antonio, and get one back in the 9th for a 6-5 win. Chris Sampson started the game with a rehab inning, (1K:1BB, 0H/0ER) and then Jordan Lyles took over: 7IP, 4H/0ER, 11K:3BB. Danny Meszaros came in for the 9th to close it out, and ended up pitching to six batters, not getting anybody out, and allowing 4H/5R (4ER) in 21 pitches. Jeilen Peguero got the win when he closed out the game. Jack Shuck was 3x5, with Duran and Sutil (RBI) getting two hits each. Jhon Florentino hit a grand slam, and Clemens added the game-winning RBI, scoring Shuck for the win.
Man of the Match: Jordan Lyles.
Lancaster turned a 6-1 lead in the middle of the 4th into a 6-5 lead going into the 8th, but scored the final runs of the game for a 9-5 win over Inland Empire. Six JetHawk pitchers saw action, and Kyle Greenwalt got his second win of the season (and first since April 18) with 5.1IP, 11H/3ER, 6K:1BB. A bullpen of Mowdy (1IP), Modica (0.1IP), Schurz (0IP), Godfrey (1.1IP) and Berner (1IP) held Inland Empire to 4H/2ER, 4K:2BB in 3.2IP. Lee Cruz was 3x5 with an RBI, David Flories was 3x5 with a homer and 2RBI, and John Curtis was 2x4. Freddy Parejo also added a 2-run homer.
Man of the Match: David Flores
Seriously. A bases-loaded walk ended the game with Lakewood defeating Lexington 2-1. Tanner Bushue came back strong from his DL stint with 5IP, 5H/0ER, 5K:1BB, and Arcenio Leon threw 3IP, 2H/0ER, 4K:0BB in relief. Kirk Clark blew his third save opportunity of the season with 2H/1ER, 2K:0BB in 1IP, and Wander Alvino struck out the leadoff batter, walked the second, gave up a single, intentionally walked the fourth, got the fifth to fly out, and walked in the game-winning run. Jose Altuve, Jonathan Meyer, and Grant Hogue were each 2x4, with Goebbert, Bray, and Arrendell adding hits.
Man of the Match: Tanner Bushue.