Look at that! Four runs scored, all in the 9th inning, and the Astros come away with the win over Portland, 3-1. Andy Van Hekken threw 7IP, 3H/0ER, 6K:2BB; Chris Sampson got the win with a hit and a walk in 1IP, and Roy Corcoran gave up 2H/1ER for the save. German Duran was 2x4, with Shuck, Bogusevic (BB), Maysonet (RBI), and Shelton getting your other hits. Van Hekken even drew two walks. And for a guy hitting .033, this is inexcusable on the Beavers' part.
Man of the Match: Andy Van Hekken.
Despite getting ten hits, the Hooks got whooped (and swept) 9-3 at the hands of Springfield. Jeremy Johnson threw 3.2IP, 5H/5R (3ER), 5K:3BB. Bubbie Buzachero, who had previously allowed 1ER in 11.1IP, gave up 5H/4ER in 1.1IP on four days rest. Arcenio Leon struck out three in 2IP, and Jose Valdez held Springfield to one hit in 2IP. Wladimir Sutil was 3x4 with two doubles, and J.D. Martinez was 2x4 with a double for your multi-hit games. Koby Clemens collected his 80th RBI of the season - fourth in the Texas League. Gaston and Federico Hernandez had the other RBIs. Albert Cartwright was 1x3 with a walk and a stolen base (and an error).
Man of the Match: Wladimir Sutil.
Old-fashioned butt-whoopin at the hands of Stockton as the Ports beat the JetHawks 13-1. Edwin Walker threw 1.2IP, 5H/7R (6ER), 1K:4BB in the start; Ashton Mowdy threw 2.1IP, 3H/3ER, 0K:3BB; Mike Modica allowed an unearned run, Kyle Godfrey let in two earned, and Jose Trinidad threw a perfect 8th. Brandon Barnes was 2x3 and Brian Pellegrini provided the lone run with a solo homer.
Man of the Match: Brandon Barnes
Greenville broke a 3-3 tie in the top of the 8th for a 4-3 win over Lexington. Zach Grimmett threw 6IP, 6H/3ER, 4K:2BB; Yordany Ramirez allowed two hits and a walk in 0.1IP; Mike Schurz allowed 1H/1ER, 4K:2BB, 2WP in 1.1IP. That's right, he got strikeouts in all four of his outs. Colton Pitkin closed it out with 1.1IP. Renzo Tello was 3x4 with a double, and a solo homer. Jiovanni Mier was 0x4, but with 2SBs. Jonathan Meyer also hit a solo homer, and Our Boy Bubby Williams was 1x3 with a double. Jake Goebbert was 1x4, and got an outfield assist.
Man of the Match: Renzo Tello.
Come on! Aberdeen beats Tri-City in 10 innings, 1-0. David Martinez allowed just 2H/0ER, 5K:1BB in 7IP, Alex Sogard walked one in 1IP, and Brandt Walker allowed 2H/1ER, 3K:1BB in 2IP on a homer to David Anderson. Ben Orloff, Dan Adamson, Marcus Nidiffer (SB), Buck Afenir, and Adam Bailey got your hits, with Orloff and Tyler Burnett drawing walks.
Man of the Match: David Martinez - who has allowed 3ER in his last 22.1IP.
Greeneville got a double-header in!
Game 1: Greeneville was down 3-0 heading into the 3rd, and whooped up on Danville 13-5. Euris Quezada allowed 6H/4ER, 0K:1BB in 2.1IP. Garrett Bullock allowed 4H/0ER in 2.2IP, and Paul Gerrish gave up 3H/1ER in 2IP. Delino DeShields was 4x4 with two doubles, a walk, and 2RBI; Hector Rodriguez was 3x4 with 2RBI; Telvin Nash was 2x3 with a double, homer, walk, and 4RBI, and Rafael Valenzuela was 2x4 with 2RBI.
Man of the Match: Telvin Nash
Game 2: And it turned into a pitchers duel in Game 2, with Greeneville coming out on top, 1-0. Gabe Garcia threw 4IP, 0H/0ER, Ryan Cole threw 2IP, 0H/0ER, and Brian Streilein broke up the combined (and shortened) perfect game, and then no-hitter, with two outs in the bottom of the 7th with a walk and a hit. Jonathan Merritt was 2x2 with a triple. DeShields was 1x4 and scored the winning run on Danville's wild pitch.
Man of the Match: Delino DeShields.