A day after combining for 29 runs, Albuquerque managed to shutout Round Rock 3-0. Andy Van Hekken allowed 10H/3ER, 4K:2BB, but kept the Isotopes to an 0x6 line w/RISP. Danny Meszaros threw a scoreless 8th in his Triple-A debut. The Express only got five hits on the night - two from Tommy Everidge, and one from Bogusevic, Vazquez (double), and Edwin Bellorin.
Man of the Match: Andy Van Hekken
RALLY! Corpus scores three in the eighth for a 4-2 win. Doug Arguello threw 5IP, 8H/2ER, 1K:4BB in the start. The bullpen held Frisco to 0H/2BB over the final four innings. Matt Nevarez took the win with two scoreless innings, and Jeilen Peguero and Evan Englebrook also threw scoreless innings to close it out. Freddy Parejo was 2x4 with 2RBI, and Jon Gaston was 2x3 with a walk. Jack Shuck got on base twice via hit and walk, and J.D. Martinez hit a two-out, go-ahead two-run triple in the eighth.
Man of the Match: I'm sorry, it's going to J.D. Martinez again.
Ross Seaton struggled again as San Jose beat Lancaster 7-5. Seaton allowed 10H/6ER in 3IP, with 3K:0BB and 3HR. Edwin Walker allowed 3H/0ER, 2K:3BB in 4IP of relief, while Brian Wabick allowed a run in IP, and Kyle Godfrey threw a perfect 9th. Brian Pellegrini and Barry Butera each hit two run homers and Lee Cruz hit a solo shot, meaning that all five JetHawk runs came by the long ball. Brandon Wikoff was 2x3, and John Curtis was on base twice with a hit and drawing the only walk of the game.
Man of the Match: Barry Butera.
Another rough start for Brad Dydalewicz and the Legends pitching staff leads to a 15-4 win for Hickory. Dydalewicz allowed 8H/10ER, with 2K:8BB (eight walks, just in case you were skimming) for 16 baserunners in 4IP. Mike Schurz allowed two of those runs with his own performance - 2.2IP, 6H/5ER, 3K:1BB. Dan Sarisky threw 1.1IP, 1H/0ER and Colton Pitkin threw a perfect 9th. Jake Goebbert was 3x4 with a double and a homer, and Altuve, Hinze (RBI), Meyer (RBI), and Hogue got the other hits. Jiovanni Mier was pinch-hit for in the 8th after an 0x3 day.
Man of the Match: Jake Goebbert
Brooklyn held Tri-City to four hits in an 8-0 shutout over the ValleyCats. David Martinez allowed 8H/5R (3ER), 1K:1BB; Jason Chowning allowed 2H/1ER (and two of Martinez' runs) in 1.1IP. Alex Sogard allowed 5H/2ER, 2K:0BB and Mike Ness got the final out of the game. The ValleyCats committed almost as many errors (3) as they got hits (4). Errors by Kvasnicka, Enrique Hernandez, and Wilton Infante led to two unearned runs. Tyler Burnett (double, BB), Ben Heath, Dan Adamson, and Wilton Infante provided your hits.
Man of the Match: Tyler Burnett.
Doubleheader with Bluefield...
Game 1: Bluefield gets six in the top of the first, and then holds on for a 9-6 win. Ruben Alaniz allowed 5H/6ER, 0K:2BB in 0.2IP; Garrett Bullock struck out six, walked one, and allowed three hits (one of Alaniz' runs) in 3.1IP, and Paul Gerrish allowed 2H/3R (1ER), 2K:2BB in 3IP. Bryce Lane and Hector Rodriguez were each 2x3; Ricardo Garcia, Jonathan Merritt, Emilio King, Ryan Humphrey (HR), and Rodriguez provided your RBI. Alaniz has allowed 16ER in his last 3.1IP - having allowed 2ER in his first 16IP.
Man of the Match: Garrett Bullock
Game 2: Once again, Bluefield got out to a 6-0 lead, and despite a late run, Greeneville lost 6-3. Jeiler Castillo allowed 4H/3R (2ER), Phil Rorabaugh was charged with three unearned runs in 1IP, and Justin Harper walked three, but didn't allow a hit in 2IP. Hector Rodriguez' two errors, and one from Rorabaugh led to four unearned runs. The six Gastros hits were spread out over six players, with Jonathan Merritt (3B) and Ryan Humphrey (2RBI) standing out. Our Boy Bubby Williams - recipient of the 2nd Annual Astros County Adopt-a-Player contest - was 0x2 with a walk and a run.
Man of the Match: Ryan Humphrey.
The GCL Marlins got themselves a walk-off in the 11th for a 3-2 win over the GCL Astros. Francis Ramirez allowed 1H/0ER, 1K:3BB in 3IP; Matison Smith gave up 6H/2R (1ER) in 4IP. Recently-demoted B.J. Hagen took the loss with 3H/1R (0ER), 0K:2BB in 3.1IP with Pedro Gomez facing one batter, and ending the game with a throwing error by 2B Josh Magee that scored Yefri Perez. Jordan Scott had your only multi-hit game (2x4, BB), and Jose Vargas was 0x5 with 2RBI and an outfield assist (nailing Lopez at home in the 7th).
Man of the Match: Jose Vargas.