Jordan Lyles got the start, but went 4IP, 7H/3ER, 1K:2BB, throwing 50 of his 81 pitches for strikes, but OKC needed five relievers to get through and hold on for an 8-7 Opening Day win over Memphis. Of the seven hits Lyles allowed, only one was an extra-base hit - a double. Ross Wolf had a rough outing, alloing 4H/3ER in 0.1IP, and Jose Valdez got the save despite giving up a run in the 9th. Brian Bogusevic was 3x4 with a solo homer, walk, and a stolen base. Anderson Hernandez, Koby Clemens, Drew Locke, and Tommy Manzella had two hits each.
Man of the Match: Brian Bogusevic
Corpus scored two runs in the top of the 5th, but Tulsa answered with three in the bottom of the 5th, and that's your final score. Xavier Cedeno was decent in the opener, going 5IP, 4H/3ER, 2K:4BB. Shane Wolf threw a perfect inning, and Patrick Urckfitz allowed one hit in 2IP. Wladimir Sutil was 3x4, BB, Jon Gaston was 2x4, and Federico Hernandez hit a solo homer. J.D. Martinez was 1x4 with 3K.
Man of the Match: Wladimir Sutil
Raise your hand if you thought Lancaster's pitching would be the story? Lancaster shut out High Desert in a 5-0 win. Jose Cisnero threw 5IP, 2H/0ER, with 9K:1BB and Wes Musick threw 4IP, 4H/0ER, 5K:0BB. Yes, Cisnero and Music got 14K:1BB between them. Jonathan Meyer was 3x4 with two 2Bs, Jonathan Villar was 2x4, Austin Wates hit his 1st HR of the season. Jose Altuve was 2x4 with a t3B, SB. And Erik Castro, who did not play due to injury in 2010, was 1x2 with 2BB and an RBI.
Man of the Match: Jeez. How about Cisnero?
Charleston jumped on Mike Foltynewicz for a 6-1 win over Lexington. Foltynewicz threw 5IP, 6H/5ER, 2K:1BB, but got 11 groundball outs. Gabe Garcia struck out four in 3IP, and Jason Chowning allowed a hit in 1IP. Jiovanni Mier was 2x3 (BB, 2B, RBI), and Mike Kvasnicka, Dan Adamson, and Bryce Lane provided the other hits. Delino DeShields was 0x4 with 2K and a throwing error.
Man of the Match: Jiovanno Mier