Off - All-Star Break.
Felipe Paulino got the rehab start and was able to lead the Hooks to a 5-4 win over NW Arkansas in extra innings. Paulino threw 36 of his 60 pitches for strikes, allowing 2H/0ER, 3K:1BB in 4IP. Tyler Lumsden came in and gave up 4H/4R (3ER) in 2IP, aided by Jeilen Peguero, who got the blown save with 3H/0ER, 3K:0BB in 3IP. Danny Meszaros took home the win with a scoreless 10th inning. Jack Shuck was 3x5 with three runs scored, Michael Affronti (and Spearhead) was 2x4 with two runs scored, and Jon Gaston (2x4, BB) and Koby Clemens (1x4) had 2RBI each, with Clemens getting the game-winning walk-off single. So what you had was the first four batters (Shuck, Affronti, Gaston, and Clemens) go 8x17 with 5R, 4RBI, and 5-9 go 1x19 with 6K:1BB.
Man of the Match: Jack Shuck.
Canceled - Rain.
The GCL Astros took a 2-0 lead over the GCL Nationals, and then the Nats scored the next nine runs for a 9-2 loss. Luis Ordosgoitti threw 3.2IP, 5H/3ER, 2K:2BB, while Pedro Gomez got out of the 4th with the final out of the inning. Evan Grills made his debut, throwing 1IP and allowing a hit. Andrea Lucati threw 1IP, 2H/3ER, 0K:2BB, and 2009 international signee Kilby Pena also made his debut and allowed 2ER on a walk, balk, two wild pitches, and an HBP. A hit, passed ball, and wild pitch by Dieudone Paul brought home the two batters Pena allowed on base. The GCL Astros had five hits, one each from Josh Magee, Rafael Valenzuela, Jose Fernandez, Jose Monzon, and Roberto Pena, with Kyle Redinger hitting a sac fly for the lone RBI.
Man of the Match: Evan Grills, I suppose.