Going a little out of order today, leading with the Tri-City ValleyCats, who are heading to the NYPL playoffs after Connecticut lost to Aberdeen in 13 innings.
That means it didn't matter that Brooklyn answered a Tri-City 4-run 5th with the game-winning run in the bottom of the inning. Brooklyn wins 6-5. David Martinez lasted 3.2IP, 8H/5ER, 2K:0BB. Travis Blankenship took the loss, giving up 1H/1ER, 1K:2BB in 1.1IP. Brian Streilein, Joan Belliard, and Adam Champion threw scoreless innings. Ben Orloff (SB), Adam Bailey (3B, RBI), and Telvin Nash (3B) had two hits each. Tyler Burnett (2RBI) and Mike Kvasnicka added RBIs, and Marcus Nidiffer stole a base.
Man of the Match: The ValleyCats as a team win this. Congratulations on a job well done.
Jordan Lyles finished up his Triple-A stint winless, but pitched well in his season-finale. Albuquerque wins 3-2. Lyles threw 76 pitches in 5IP, 8H/3ER, 3K:1BB. Jonah Bayliss struck out four in two perfect innings, and Casey Daigle allowed 2H/0ER, 1K:1BB in 2IP. John Curtis was 2x4 with a double, and Brandon Barnes hit his first Triple-A homer in addition to drawing a walk. Drew Locke was 1x2 with 2BB.
Man of the Match: Brandon Barnes!
Corpus Christi didn't get a hit until Wladimir Sutil singled to lead off the 8th inning. So you can imagine how this game went. San Antonio wins 3-1 behind Erik Davis' 8IP, 1H/0ER, 10K:2BB performance. Not that Polin Trinidad didn't throw well, himself: 6IP, 10H/3R (2ER), 4K:3BB. Shane Wolf struck out two in two scoreless innings, and Matt Nevarez struck out the side in the 9th. We already mentioned Sutil's hit, and that was all the offense. Albert Cartwright was 0x4 with 3K, but David Cook, Koby Clemens, and J.D. Martinez drew walks.
Man of the Match: Polin Trinidad.
Rancho Cucamonga took an 8-2 lead after three innings, but Lancaster scored three in the 7th and two in the 8th to send it to extra-innings. Upon which RC scored three runs in the top of the 10th for the 13-10 win over Lancaster. Kyle Greenwalt threw 3IP, 10H/8R (5ER), 1K:0BB. Ashton Mowdy allowed 3H/2ER in 3IP. David Berner and Kyle Godfrey held the Quakes hitless in an inning each, and David Carpenter took the loss with 2IP, 4H/3ER. Lee Cruz was 4x6 with a double and a homer, Brian Pellegrini was 3x6 with a homer and 3RBI, and David Flores was 3x5 with a double and an RBI. Jonathan Villar added a three-run homer. Jay Austin was 2x4 with 2BB, and Jose Altuve was 1x4 with 2BB.
Man of the Match: Brian Pellegrini
Lexington enjoyed a 5-run 3rd inning to pace a 9-3 win over Rome. Colton Pitkin threw 5IP, 7H/3R (2ER), 5K:1BB. Brad Dydalewicz threw 2IP, 1H/0ER, 2K:2BB and Yordany Ramirez walked one, but allowed no hits in 2IP. Jake Goebbert was 3x4 with two doubles, a stolen base, and 2RBI. Grant Hogue (2RBI) Kody Hinze (2RBI) and Jonathan Meyer (SB, RBI) were each 2x4.
Man of the Match: Jake Goebbert