As the much-needed/deserved call-ups and DFAs took effect yesterday, there were still some games being played...
Round Rock brought power and pitching to Omaha for an 8-3 win. Josh Banks threw 8IP, 5H/3ER, 3K:0BB to improve his record to 8-5, and Chris Sampson threw a perfect 9th, striking out one, and needing nine pitches to finish the inning. On to the power: Drew Locke hit two homers, and Meyer, the just-promoted David Cook, and Brian Bogusevic each added one homer. Matter of fact, all eight of the Express runs came by way of the long ball. Brian Esposito got the start behind the plate. (And if you're interested, Jordan Parraz - who was traded for Tyler Lumsden - was 1x3, and is hitting .259).
Man of the Match: Drew Locke.
Jordan Lyles was The Man, and the Hooks dominated Frisco again, 7-1. Lyles threw 7IP, 4H/1ER, 8K:0BB while Henry Villar and Matt Nevarez threw scoreless innings to close it out. Jack Shuck, German Duran (RBI), Marcos Cabral, Jimmy Van Ostrand (2RBI), Jon Gaston, and Jonathan Fixler (3RBI) each added two hits. Clemens was 0x4, but did get himself an RBI. Van Ostrand is hitting .364 in June.
Man of the Match: Jordan Lyles
Last game before the All-Star Break for the Legends, and they took it to Delmarva 6-3. Robby Donovan threw 5IP, 5H/3ER, 7K:5BB for the win. Zach Grimmett threw 2IP, 0H/0ER, 3K:1BB, while Jose Trinidad and Kirk Clark nailed it down. Rene Garcia was 3x4 with 3RBI, Miguel Arrendell was 2x3 with 3RBI, and Jake Goebbert and Jiovanni Mier added two hits - plus a walk for Mier. Rough day on the basepaths for the Legends as Jose Altuve was caught stealing twice, Goebbert once, and Mier was picked off first. J.D. Martinez was 1x5, but added an outfield assist (RF to 3B, I love that) to provide further proof that he doesn't need to be in Lexington anymore.
Man of the Match: Rene Garcia
Tri-City got down 5-0 early, and tried to rally but couldn't, for a 5-3 loss. The ValleyCats used five pitchers: Murillo Gouvea (4IP, 6H/4ER, 3K:2BB), Adam Champion (1IP, 1H/1UER, 1K:1BB), Mike Ness (1IP, 0H/0BB), Joan Belliard (2IP, 1H/0ER, 2K), and Jorge De Leon (1IP, 1H/0ER). The ValleyCats offense were 1x12 w/RISP, but got two hits each from Wilton Infante, Tyler Burnett (2 doubles), and Daniel Adamson (2 doubles, RBI). After going 2x4 in his debut, Mike Kvasnicka - playing 3B - finished out the series 0x7. Enrique Hernandez and Joan Belliard committed their first errors of the season.
Man of the Match: Daniel Adamson.