Every time Round Rock and Oklahoma City play, there's at least one article in the Oklahoma City paper that talks about "the fortunes" of each franchise's farm system, where Oklahoma City starts getting uppity about how great the Rangers are (and passive-aggressive about not wanting to be an Astros affiliate). It kind of pisses me off. And it pisses me off even more when Oklahoma City scores four runs in the 7th to win 5-3. Andy Van Hekken threw 6.1IP, 5H/3ER, 3K:3BB, and Gary Majewski can take credit for two of those runs, plus two of his own, allowing 3H in 0.2IP. Casey Daigle threw a scoreless 8th. The Express only got six hits - spread out among six players. Brian Bogusevic was 1x3 with a double and a walk, Tommy Everidge hit a two-run double. Matt Kata got the other RBI with a hit and a walk.
Man of the Match: Going with Andy Van Hekken here.
The Hooks out-hit San Antonio 8-5, but were 0x10 w/RISP and lost 2-1. Erick Abreu threw 5IP, 3H/1ER, 5K:3BB in a rare start (that's his 3rd GS in 21 appearances). Arcenio Leon threw 2IP, 2H/1ER, 1K:2BB, and Edwin Walker threw a scoreless 8th. J.D. Martinez was 3x4 with a double and a stolen base, and Jon Gaston was 2x4 with a stolen base. In our daily Vallejo Watch, Jose Vallejo was 0x3 and is now hitting .118. He has two hits in his last 29 ABs.
Man of the Match: J.D. Martinez
Lancaster was down 1-0 in the middle of the 3rd, responded with two runs, and didn't trail again on their way to a 9-3 win over Visalia. Ross Seaton threw well: 7IP, 6H/3R (2ER), 1K:2BB, allowing two solo homers. He's gone 7+ IP in three of his last four starts. Brian Wabick walked two in 2IP. Brandon Barnes was 3x4, while Lee Cruz (2-run homer), and Federico Hernandez (2RBI) had two hits each. Brian Pellegrini also pitched in with 2RBI and Albert Cartwright added another. Jay Austin stole his 41st base of the year.
Man of the Match: Ross Seaton.
Savannah put up four runs in the top of the 1st, but Lexington scored nine runs in the following three innings to kick off a 13-6 win. Jose Cisnero threw 3IP, 7H/5R (1ER), 2K:2BB, WP. Mike Schurz got the win with 3IP, 2H/1ER; Brad Dydalewicz, who is now apparently coming out of the bullpen, struck out three in two perfect innings, and Wander Alvino closed it out. Jake Goebbert hit a three-run homer in the third in a 2x4 night, while Kody Hinze was 2x4, with 3RBI and 2BB. Jonathan Meyer also had two hits and 3RBI. Jose Altuve, Jiovanni Mier, and Grant Hogue added two hits each. Brian Kemp was 1x3, with 2SB, 2BB, and three runs scored.
Man of the Match: Pick just one? Jake Goebbert.
Greeneville took a 2-0 lead into the bottom of the 8th, but managed to allow a run in the 8th (homer), 9th (double), and the walk-off in the 10th (double). Ruben Alaniz dominated: 5IP, 1H/0ER, 10K:1BB. Travis Smink threw 1.2 perfect IP, Jeiler Castillo allowed 1H/1ER, 2K:1BB in 1IP, and Brian Streilein allowed 5H/2ER, 3K:1BB in 1.2IP, getting the loss. Pedro Feliz and Chris Wallace had three hits each (Wallace had a double and a walk - hitting .352 on the year, and .375/.444/.500 in his last ten), and Bryce Lane was 2x3 with a double, walk, and RBI.
Man of the Match: Ruben Alaniz
The GCL Astros never trailed in this game, defeating the GCL Marlins 4-2. Jose Perdomo threw 6IP, 5H/1ER, 7K:1BB for the win (37K:9BB on the season), Nathan Pettus allowed 1H/1R (0ER), 1K in 2IP, and B.J. Hagen threw 1IP, 1H/0ER, 2K:1BB. Jose Monzon was 3x4 with a double and a stolen base, while Chris Shelton was 1x4, RBI, continuing his rehab, and Roberto Pena added 2RBI.
Man of the Match: Jose Monzon