This is getting brutal. The Express lose 15-2 after Oklahoma City puts up a 7-spot in the first. Shane Loux allowed 7H/7R (5ER), 1K:1BB in 0.2IP. T. J. Burton threw 1.1 scorless innings, and then Polin Trinidad allowed 5H/3ER in 4IP, Brad Thompson allowed 4H/4ER in 2IP, and Roy Corcoran allowed a solo homer. Wladimir Sutil was 3x5, and Brian Bogusevic was 2x5 with a double and an RBI. Drew Locke added the other RBI after a double and a walk. Collin DeLome hit a triple, and committed an error - as did Sutil and Bogusevic.
Man of the Match: Wladimir Sutil.
And that'll do it! Hooks overcome a 5-2 deficit to snap the 16-game losing streak with a 6-5 win. Henry Villar, who is apparently now a starter, allowed 9H/5ER, 1K:0BB in 3.2IP, and Fernando Abad came in with 4.2IP of relief, allowing 3H/0ER, 6K:0BB. Danny Meszaros struck out one of the final two batters of the game. Jonathan Fixler was a double short of a cycle, with a 3x4 game. Jon Gaston and David Cook added two hits each. Clemens, Florentino, Cook, Van Ostrand, and Cabral had the five other RBI.
Man of the Match: Jonathan Fixler
And Lancaster blanks Inland Empire with a 4-0 win. Manny Ramirez was held to 0x3 with 2Ks. Ross Seaton threw 7.1IP, 5H/0ER, 3K:2BB, and Edwin Walker allowed two walks in the final 1.2IP. Albert Cartwright (triple, RBI) and Jay Austin (RBI, SB) were each 2x4, while Brian Pellegrini was 1x3 with a walk. David Flores hit a solo homer.
Man of the Match: Ross Seaton
West Virginia committed five errors, but Lexington had to score in the 7th and 8th for the 3-2 win. Robby Donovan threw 5.1IP, 5H/2ER, 5K:1BB, but it was Zach Grimmett (2.2IP, 0H/0ER, 1K:2BB, 2HBP) who got the win. Kirk Clark recorded his 19th save with 1K:1BB in the 9th. Jose Altuve was 2x5 with an RBI, Miguel Arrendell had an RBI triple, and J.D. Martinez hit his 14th HR - the game winner - of the season. Martinez, Hinze, and Goebbert drew walks.
Man of the Match: J.D. Martinez
Tri-City showed some fight, battling back from 3-0 and 6-2 deficits, but Jamestown scored the final three runs for a 9-6 win. David Martinez threw 3.1IP, 5H/5R (3ER), 2K:0BB. Adam Champion allowed 1H/1R (0ER) in 0.2IP, while Mike Ness threw the next 3IP, allowing just a walk. Jason Chowning (1ER) and Travis Blankenship (1H, 1BB) threw the 8th, and Andrew Robinson allowed 4H/2ER in the 9th. Wilton Infante was 4x5 with a three-run homer, and Enrique Hernandez, Mike Kvasnicka, and Adam Bailey had two hits each. Dan Adamson drew two walks on the night.
Man of the Match: Wilton Infante.
The Gastros rebounded from that 15-5 loss on Saturday with a 6-5 win over Bluefield. Ricardo Batista threw 3.1IP, 5H/3ER, 2K:3BB, while Jeiler Castillo allowed 2H/1ER and struck out five in 4.2IP. Travis Smink recorded his 5th save of the season, despite allowing 3H/1ER. Marcus Nidiffer was 3x4 with a two-run homer, Hector Rodriguez was 2x4 with 3RBI, and Ryan Humphrey, Chris Wallace, and Bubby Williams had two hits each.
Man of the Match: Hector Rodriguez