Sloppy game from the Express all around as Nashville wins 11-2. Though they didn't lead to any runs, Drew Locke, Sergio Perez, and Ramon Vazquez all made errors, while Brian Esposito allowed a passed ball. Andy Van Hekken threw 6IP, 7H/6ER, 2K:0BB, and a balk. Sergio Perez game up 5H/5ER, 1K:2BB in 2IP. Matt Kata, Ramon Vazquez, and Brian Esposito all had two hits, while David Cook and Esposito drove in the runs.
Man of the Match: Brian Esposito, I guess.
Errors must have been on tap, as Frisco swept the Hooks with a 5-4 win. Errors by Florentino and Cabral led to two two unearned runs for Arguello, who threw 7IP, 5H/4R (2ER), 4K:4BB. Payano and Peguero threw 2.2IP combined, allowing 2H (both Peguero's), 2K:2BB. Danny Meszaros gave up the game-winning run in the 11th. Two-hit games came courtesy of Cabral, Van Ostrand (RBI), Florentino, Affronti (more on him in a forthcoming post), and Santangelo (2RBI). Shuck and Clemens struck out four times each. In his last ten games, Koby Clemens is hitting .121 (4x33).
Man of the Match: Doug Arguello.
Hey-o! Pat Urckfitz comes through in long relief, escapes a late jam, and the JetHawks win 7-6. Shane Wolf gave up 5H/4ER, 1K:3BB in 3.1IP and Pat Urckfitz threw 5IP, 3H/2ER, 7K:0BB. Wabick and Walker got an out each to close it out. Lee Cruz was 4x5 with 3RBI, and Andy Simunic, Brandon Barnes, Freddy Parejo, and David Flores had two hits each.
Man of the Match: Lee Cruz
Lexington cut the lead to one in the 9th, but left the tying run on second base, and the Legends lose 4-3 to Rome. Brad Dydalewicz allowed 7IP, 7H/4ER, 4K:3BB in the loss, and Arcenio Leon and Mike Schurz combined for 3K in the final two innings. The Legends got five hits on the night, including a homer from J.D. Martinez, while Goebbert (1x3, BB, RBI), Meyer, Garcia, and Kemp (RBI) added the other knocks. Jose Altuve flied out to center with Kemp on 2nd to end the game.
Man of the Match: J.D. Martinez
No offense for the ValleyCats as they lose the opener of a road trip to Vermont 2-0. Carlos Quevedo threw 6IP, 4H/2ER, 6K:0BB and Joan Belliard allowed one walk in 2IP. The four hits were by Enrique Hernandez, Ben Heath, Adam Bailey, and Oscar Figueroa. Mike Kvasnicka was 0x2 to drop his average to .121, but drew two walks on the night.
Man of the Match: Carlos Quevedo
The GCL Astros got all they needed with a 6-run 4th as they defeated the GCL Nationals 6-2. Francis Ramirez threw 5IP, 4H/2R (1ER), 4K:1BB and Dieudone Paul - I like him - threw 4IP, 5H/0ER, 3K:1BB - and has yet to allow a run so far. Roberto Pena was 3x4 with two doubles and 3RBI, while Monzon, Fernandez, and Wright added RBIs on the night.
Man of the Match: Roberto Pena