Oklahoma City (21-25)
Jordan Lyles did what he does and Brandon Barnes came up huge as OKC beat Fresno 5-1. Lyles allowed 4H/0ER, 1K:1BB in 6IP to improve to 3-3. Francis Beltran threw 1IP, 1H/1ER, 1K:1BB, 1HR in his OKC debut. Fernando Abad threw 1.1 perfect IP, and Ross Wolf got the last two outs of the night.
Brandon Barnes was 2x4 with 2HR/3RBI, Robinson Cancel was 2x4 with a solo homer to extend his hitting streak to 16 games. Drew Locke and Tommy Manzella were each 2x4 as the RedHawks beat up on former Astros minor-leaguer Shane Loux for 9H/4ER in 7IP.
Man of the Match: Brandon Barnes!
Oof. Springfield jumped out to a 6-0 lead after the 1st inning, and Corpus made a run at it, closing the lead to 6-4 before the Cardinals rattled off two straight 3-run innings for a 12-6 win over Corpus. Kyle Greenwalt allowed 7H/6ER, 1K:1BB, throwing 30 pitches and recording just one out. Shane Wolf allowed 8H/6ER, 1K:1BB, 3HR in 4IP of "relief," while Arcenio Leon, Matt Nevarez, and Sam Gervacio made scoreless outings.
Jimmy Paredes and Jimmy Van Ostrand each had two hits, with a double and an RBI, while Jake Goebbert hit his 3rd homer for Corpus. Federico Hernandez was 1x4 with a double and 2RBI.
Man of the Match: Jeez. How about splitting it between Paredes and Van Ostrand?
Good Lord. Rancho Cucamonga put up 25 runs for a 25-9 win over Lancaster. Before we get into The Ugly, Rancho Cucamonga got out to a 10-0 lead before the JetHawks answered with a 5-run 7th inning. Then the Quakes got 15 more runs, including eleven runs in the top of the 9th. They "only" had 19 hits, but nine of those were for extra bases (three doubles, two triples, and five homers). Of those 25 runs, 19 were actually earned, and JetHawks pitchers walked 13 Quakes batters. Let's do this:
Jose Cisnero: 4.1IP, 5H/4R (3ER), 2K:3BB
Our Boy Andrew Robinson: 1.2IP, 1H/1R (0ER), 2K:0BB
David Berner: 0.2IP, 2H/5R (1ER), 0K:2BB, HR
Yordany Ramirez: 0.2IP, 2H/4ER, 1K:5BB, HR
Chris Hicks: 1IP, 4H/3ER, 1K:1BB, HR
Kirk Clark: 0.2IP, 5H/8ER, 1K:2BB, 2HR, WP
Jonathan Villar hit a grand slam in the 7th, and Ben Heath added another homer in the 9th. Jose Altuve was 3x5 with a triple, while Austin Wates, Kody Hinze, and Grant Hogue had two hits each.
Man of the Match: How about Jose Altuve (though Andrew Robinson gets a special mention for being the only pitcher to not give up an earned run).
Lexington won a slug-fest over Rome, 15-10, aided by four Rome errors. Ruben Alaniz threw 4IP, 5H/8ER, 5K:1BB, 2HR. Juri Perez allowed 2H/2ER, 0K:1BB without recording an out. Alex Sogard got the win with 3H/0ER, 2K:0BB in 3IP, and Jason Chowning struck out five of the six batters he faced.
Mike Kvasnicka was 3x4 with a 2-run homer, two walks, and 4RBI. Delino DeShields (BB, 3B, 2RBI), Jiovanni Mier (2RBI, BB), Dan Adamson (RBI, 2BB), and Jhonny Medrano (2B, 2RBI, BBB) had two hits each. Chris Wallace, amazingly, went 0x6.
Man of the Match: Mike Kvasnicka!