The Express were off, but it was the Triple-A All-Star Game, and Josh Banks was on the hook for the 2-1 loss. Banks allowed 3H/2ER in the 6th inning. Brian Bogusevic didn't get in the game.
LAncaster blew a huge lead in their 14-11 loss to Modesto. The JetHawks took an 8-0 lead into the 5th, allowed it to get to 11-8 by the mid-7th, tied it up, and ended up allowing the final three runs in the top of the 9th. Kyle Greenwalt threw 5.2IP, 8H/5ER, 5K:2BB, while a bullpen of Godfrey, Modica (4H/4ER, 0 outs), Edwin Walker, Brian Wabick, and David Berner combining to allow 8H/9ER, 2K:5BB in 3.1IP. David Flores was 4x5 with two doubles, Jay Austin was 2x5 (SB, RBI), Albert Cartwright was 2x4 (HR, 2RBI), Brian Pellegrini was 2x5 (HR, 2RBI), and Barry Butera rounded out the two-hit games with 2x5 (3RBI). Lee Cruz added a home run, as well.
Man of the Match: Barry Butera
The Legends withstood a late Hickory rally and took it 7-4. Juan Minaya threw 5IP, 2H/0ER, 5K:3BB for the win. Zach Grimmett allowed 4H/3ER, 3K:1BB in 3IP; Colton Pitkin allowed 2H/1ER and Kirk Clark got his 20th save with 1H/0ER in 0.2IP. Lots of two-hit games here: Jose Altuve (SB, RBI), J.D. Martinez (BB, HR, 2RBI), Jonathan Meyer (2B), Our Boy Aaron Bray (2RBI), and Jiovanni Mier (2B, BB). Can we just point out the turnaround Our Boy Aaron Bray has experienced this season? In April/May, he was 18x93 with three extra-base hits. Since June 1, he has gone 38x107 with nine extra-base hits, raising his average to .267.
Man of the Match: J.D. Martinez
The ValleyCats took it to Auburn with an 11-2 win last night. Carlos Quevedo threw 6IP, 7H/2ER, 4K:1BB for the win, while Alex Sogard (1K), Jason Chowning (1H, 1K), and Jorge De Leon (1K) threw three scoreless innings in relief. Tyler Burnett was 3x3 with a three runs, a double, homer, two walks and two RBI. Ben Heath (2x4, 2B, HR, 2RBI), Ben Orloff (2x6), Mike Kvasnicka (2x5, 2B, 3RBI), and Wilton Infante (2x4, 2B, BB) recorded your multi-hit games. Jacke Healey was 1x5 with 2RBI.
Man of the Match: Tyler Burnett
The New Guys dominated this game, as Greeneville held Burlington to a three-hit shutout in a 6-0 win. Mike Foltynewicz threw 4IP, 2H/0ER, 5K:0BB and Vincent Velasquez earned his first professional win with 3IP, 1H/0ER, 4K:0BB. Jeiler Castillo and Brian Streilein threw perfect innings. Foltynewicz got five strikeouts, five groundball outs, and two fly outs. Velasquez got three groundball outs, and two fly outs. Emilio King was 3x4 with two doubles, and Ricardo Garcia (2x4), Jhonny Medrano (2x3, 2B, HR, 2RBI) and Marcus Nidiffer (2x4, HR, RBI) had your multi-hit games. Chris Wallace hit a 2-run homer, his sixth of the year.
Man of the Match: Foltynewicz/Velasquez.
The GCL Cardinals shutout the GCL Astros 3-0. Mark Jones threw 6IP, 5H/0ER, 6K:1BB while Austin Lucas took the loss with 3H/2R (1ER) in 1.1IP. Matison Smith allowed an unearned run on a hit and a walk in 1.2IP. Jones got ten groundball outs, six strikeouts, and two flyouts on the night. Jose Fernandez had two of the Astros' five hits, with Ryan Ditthardt, Kyle Redinger, and Jordan Scott collecting the other hits.
Man of the Match: Mark Jones (Who?) Mark Jones.