The Express were able to recover after allowing a 6-run 6th by putting up a 7-run 7th for an 11-8 win over New Orleans. Sergio Perez allowing 3H/4R (3ER), 2K:5BB, 2WP, 1HR in 5IP. Yorman Bazardo allowed 5H/4ER in 1IP, while T.J. Burton got the win by striking out the side in the 7th. Brad Thompson allowed a hit in the 8th, and Roy Corcoran struck out two in the 9th. Brian Bogusevic was 3x3 with two walks, a homer, two stolen bases, and 4RBI. Edwin Maysonet was 3x5 with an RBI and Drew Locke hit a 2-run double.
Man of the Match: Brian Bogusevic.
Midland took advantage of a 4-run 3rd inning to go on to a 5-3 win over Corpus. Lyles struck out 11 and walked just two in 6.2IP, but he also gave up 9H/5ER for the loss. Erick Abreu got an out, Arcenio Leon struck out one and walked one in 1IP, and Evan Englebrook got two strikeouts and allowed one hit in 1IP. Jack Shuck and J.D. Martinez (1RBI) had two hits each, while Jon Gaston hit his 7th homer of the season - a 2-run shot - and also drew a walk. Jose Vallejo struck out three more times in another 0x4 night. He's 3x34 with 15Ks in his last ten games.
Man of the Match: Jon Gaston
How about that? Lancaster shuts Visalia down with a 4-hit shutout for the 7-0 win. Leandro Cespedes threw 7IP, 3H/0ER, 8K:2BB and Mike Modica allowed 1H/0ER, 1K in 2IP. Jay Austin (2x4, 2RBI), Brandon Barnes, Federico Hernandez (1RBI, BB), Barry Butera (2RBI), and Brandon Wikoff (2RBI) had two hits each. The 7-8-9-1 spots went a combined 8x14, 3K:0BB, 7RBI - and Jay Austin stole his 40th base of the season.
Man of the Match: Leandro Cespedes
The Legends tried to make a game of it, but Rome just scored too often for a 9-5 win over Lexington. Juan Minaya allowed 5H/6ER, 2K:6BB, HBP in 4.2IP. Dan Sarisky allowed a hit scoring one of Minaya's runs, and Brad Dydalewicz - coming out of the bullpen - allowed 3H/1ER in 1IP. Brenden Stines allowed 3H/2ER, 2K:1BB in 2IP. Jose Altuve (BB, RBI) and Kody Hinze (2B, RBI) had two hits each, while Our Boy Aaron Bray hit a double and Jonathan Meyer and Brian Kemp (RBI, outfield assist) added hits. Jiovanni Mier was back in the #2 spot, and dropped an 0x5 day.
Man of the Match: Jose Altuve
The ValleyCats scored in five different innings for a 6-2 win over Aberdeen. Jake Buchanan allowed 5H/1ER, 2K:0BB in 5.2IP. Andrew Robinson allowed 1H/1ER in 1.1IP, and Travis Blankenship struck out two in 1.1IP. Jorge De Leon closed it out with 2H/0ER, 1K:1BB in 0.2IP. It was close, by De Leon still has not allowed an earned run this season - his first since being converted to a reliever from shorstop. Ben Heath (BB, RBI), Mike Kvasnicka (2B, 3B, RBI), and Buck Afenir (2B, 2RBI) had two hits each, while Ben Orloff was 1x1 with a walk and 2HBP.
Man of the Match: Buck Afenir
Greeneville got out to a 4-0 lead at the end of the third and rode it out for a 5-1 win over Bristol. Euris Quezada allowed 5H/1ER, 3K:0BB in 7IP for his second win of the season and Jeiler Castillo allowed 2H/0ER, 1K:1BB in 2IP. Chris Wallace, Telvin Nash (HR, 3RBI), and Carlos Mojica (2B) had two hits each, with Ricardo Garcia, Rafael Valenzuela, and Bryce Lane adding hits.
Man of the Match: Telvin Nash.