Nashville took a 2-0 lead into the 8th, when the Express got one back. The Sounds answered with three in the bottom of the 8th for a 5-1 win. Shane Loux pitched a good game, allowing 9H/2ER, 4K:0BB in 7IP, but the offense couldn't bail him out of dropping to 2-11, with a 6.59 ERA. Jonah Bayliss allowed 3R (2ER) in 1IP. Brian Esposito hit a solo homer for all the scoring, and Jack Shuck, Chris Shelton, Oswaldo Navarro, and Loux added hits. Shuck also had an outfield assist, nailing Luis Cruz at home.
Man of the Match: Shane Loux.
Continuing the trend of scoring one run late were the Hooks, who lost to Midland 5-1, despite outhitting the Rockhounds 9-7. Henry Villar got the start, throwing 7IP, 4H/4ER, 1K:3BB. Matt Nevarez came in for an inning, giving up 3H/1ER, 1K:4BB and leaving the bases loaded for Erick Abreu, who shut it down with a perfect 9th. Freddy Parejo was 3x4, while Jon Gaston and Jimmy Van Ostrand (RBI) had two hits each. J.D. Martinez was 0x3, but drawing the lone walk and scoring the lone run. Blum was 0x4 at shortstop.
Man of the Match: Erick Abreu. Bases loaded, no out? No runs.
The Legends never trailed in their 9-4 win over Hagerstown, collecting 15 hits. Jose Cisnero improved to 6-5 with 5IP, 5H/2ER, 4K:3BB. Dan Sarisky allowed 3H/1ER in 2IP, and Wander Alvino allowed 2H/1ER, 3K:1BB. Six Legends had two hits - Hogue (2x4, 2RBI), Paredes (2x5, RBI, SB), Goebbert (2x4, BB), Hinze (2x5, 3R, RBI), Garcia (2x4, 3RBI), and Kemp (2x4, RBI). Our Boy Aaron Bray was 1x3 with an RBI and a walk. Paredes' stolen base was his 38th of the season.
Man of the Match: Rene Garcia
A 7-run third inning led Tri-City to a 10-1 win over Vermont. Jake Buchanan threw 6IP, 2H/0ER, 3K:1BB; Joan Belliard allowed two hits, striking out two, in 2IP. Adam Champion allowed the lone run on two hits and a walk in the 9th. Ben Orlof, Enrique Hernandez, Tyler Burnett, Mike Kvasnicka, Dan Adamson, and Wilton Infante had two hits each. Jacke Healey and Dan Adamson hit homers, and Burnett, Kvasnicka, and Adamson had 2RBI each.
Man of the Match: Jake Buchanan
Complete domination on the part of Johnson City in a 14-2 win over the Gastros. Ricardo Batista allowed 6H/5R (3ER), 2K:4BB in 4.2IP. Paul Gerrish came in for 5H/4ER in 1.1IP. Justin Harper allowed 6H/5R (1ER) in 2.2IP, and Phil Rorabaugh got the final out of the game. Six of those 14 runs were unearned, thanks to errors by Our Boy Bubby Williams (catcher interference), Jonathan Merritt and Pedro Feliz (both fielding). Telvin Nash got an RBI triple, while Merritt, Chris Lovett, Jhonny Medrano, Rafael Valenzuela, and Feliz got the hits.
Man of the Match: Telvin Nash. Slugging .611 over his last ten games.
The GCL Astros were down 1-0 early, but stormed back for a 5-2 win over the GCL Nationals. Six GCL Astro pitchers combined to allow 3H/2R (0ER), 3K:6BB, with Kristian Bueno getting his 2nd save of the season. Jose Vargas, Jose Fernandez, and Chan-Jong Moon had two hits each.
Man of the Match: Chan-Jong Moon - 2x3, BB, 2RBI.