Okay, so that was a wild one. Round Rock took a 3-0 lead, Albuquerque brought it back to 5-3 at the end of the 2nd. At the end of the fifth, it was 10-6 Albuquerque and Round Rock tied it up in the middle of the 7th. Then Albuquerque got a 5-run 8th inning and Round Rock could only get two back, and lose 16-13. Amazingly, the Express only used three pitchers: Sergio Perez (5IP, 11H/10R - 7ER - 1K:2BB), Yorman Bazardo (2IP, 3H/1ER, 0K:1BB) and Roy Corcoran, who crapped the bed with 1IP, 6H/5ER. Obviously, the big story was the offense. Wladimir Sutil was 3x5 with a homer and 3RBI. Edwin Maysonet was 3x5 with a double, homer, and 3RBI. Collin DeLome was 2x5 with 2HR/3RBI, and Drew Locke (2x4, 2BB, 3R), Ramon Vazquez (2x4, RBI), Brian Esposito (2x5, 2B, RBI), and German Duran (2x3) rounded out your multi-hit games.
Man of the Match: Collin DeLome
Corpus got rocked at Frisco with a 7-0 loss. Jordan Lyles threw 7IP, 8H/4R (1ER), 3K:2BB for the loss, and Erik Stiller had a rough go of it, allowing 4H/3ER in 1IP. J.D. Martinez, making his Double-A debut, was 2x3. Shuck, Florentino, Parejo, and Santangelo added the other hits. Koby Clemens was 0x3 with 3K:1BB.
Man of the Match: J.D. Martinez
The JetHawks put up a 5-spot on Modesto in the 6th on their way to a 10-6 win. Leandro Cespedes threw 4.2IP, 6H/3ER, 4K:3BB; Mike Modica got the win, throwing 1.1IP, 2H/0ER. Brian Wabick allowed a run in 1IP, and David Duncan allowed a two-run homer in 0.1IP. David Berner closed it out with five perfect outs for his 10th save. Andy Simunic was 4x5 with a triple and a homer; Brian Pellegrini was 3x5 with 4RBI, and Albert Cartwright, Lee Cruz (3RBI), Mark Ori, and Brandon Wikoff had multi-hit games. Brandon Barnes hit a two-run homer to go with a walk.
Man of the Match: Andy Simunic
Brutal! The Legends struck out nine times in a 3-1 loss to Hickory. Luis Cruz allowed 11H/3ER, 2K:1BB in 6.2IP, and Wander Alvino threw 2.1IP, 3H/0ER. Our Boy Aaron Bray was 2x4, and Rene Garcia was 2x4 with a double and an RBI. Renzo Tello - hitting .316 since coming up from Tri-City - was 1x4 with a double. Jiovanni Mier was 0x4 with 3Ks.
Man of the Match Rene Garcia
Brutal night for the pitching staff as Auburn got out to a 10-0 lead before the ValleyCats got two back in the 9th. ValleyCats drop 10-2. Jake Bucnahan threw 2IP, 6H/7R (6ER), 1K:2BB, and Joan Belliard allowed 3H/2ER in 2IP. Brandt Walker allowed a run in 1.2IP. Adam Champion and Chris Blazek combined for 2.1IP, 3H/0ER. Wilton Infante was 2x4, and Ben Orloff, Enrique Hernandez, Dan Adamson, and Buck Afenir also got a hit. Ryan McCurdy and Hernandez provided the RBIs.
Man of the Match: Wilton Infante.
Burlington jumped on Greeneville for a 5-0 lead by the middle of the 6th, and rode it out for a 6-2 win. Angel Gonzalez threw 5.2IP, 7H/5R (4ER), 5K:2BB. Jamaine Cotton allowed 2H/1ER, 2K:2BB in 2.1IP, and John Frawley threw a perfect 9th. Pedro Feliz was 1x4 with a double and a walk, while Marcus Nidiffer and Ryan Humphrey got a hit and drew a walk each. Chris Wallace was 0x2, but drew two walks. Jhonny Medrano and Ricardo Heredia provided the RBIs.
Man of the Match: Jhonny Medrano