The Express start their final homestand as an Astros affiliate this weekend against Albuquerque, and they must have been saving up some wins. The Express break their nine-game losing streak with a 3-0 win over the Isotopes. Shane Loux threw a complete game shutout (his first since 2004): 9IP, 5H/0ER, 6K:0BB. Brandon Barnes is having an impressive Triple-A run, going 2x3 with a double to raise his average to .364. Jack Shuck, Oswaldo Navarro, and Edwin Maysonet all provided RBIs.
Man of the Match: Shane Loux
Frisco did all their damage in the first inning, beating Corpus 2-1. Dallas Keuchel took a hard-luck loss, allowing 5H/2ER, 5K:2BB in 7.2IP. Evan Englebrook struck out three of the final four Frisco batters. The Hooks only got three hits, but two of them were for extra-bases: David Cook's triple, and Jimmy Van Ostrand's double. J.D. Martinez had the other hit. Koby Clemens is just having a hard time since returning from the DL. He hit .188 in August, and is hitting .132/.233/.237 in his last ten games.
Man of the Match: Dallas Keuchel
This was a tight game, until the 5th inning when Rancho Cucamonga put up a 5-spot. Lancaster falls 8-3. Ross Seaton is all over the place, throwing 5IP, 9H/7ER, 3K:2BB, and Edwin Walker allowed 3H/1ER, 4K:0BB in 4IP. Jose Altuve was 2x5 with his second consecutive game with a homer. Brian Pellegrini hit his 14th homer of the year, and Lee Cruz, David Flores, and Bryce Lane (RBI) had your other hits.
Man of the Match: Jose Altuve
Jeesh. Thanks for spoiling J.R. Towles induction to the Legends Hall of Fame, Rome. Lexington loses 1-0. Juan Minaya threw 8IP, 4H/1ER, 7K:2BB, and Wander Alvino closed out the last three outs. The Legends got five hits - all singles - from Goebbert, Hinze, Pena, Butera, and Kemp.
Man of the Match: Juan Minaya
Tri-City was down 5-0 after four innings, but just fell short in a 5-4 loss to Brooklyn. Connecticut won their game, so Tri-City falls one-half game back. Bobby Doran threw 4.1IP, 7H/5ER, 1K:0BB, HBP. Brandt Walker allowed three hits and a walk in 2.2IP, and Jason Chowning threw a perfect 9th. Ben Orloff was 2x4 with a stolen base and an RBI, Mike Kvasnicka hit a 2-run homer in the 9th, and Telvin Nash got his first hit - a double - for Tri-City. Jacke Healey was 1x3 with an RBI triple. Austin Wates was 0x3 with a walk, but stole two bases.
Man of the Match: Ben Orloff