Oklahoma City (34-45)
OKC never trailed God's Gift to the Minor Leagues (Round Rock), defeating them with a 4-1 win at Round Rock. Wesley Wright threw 4IP, allowing 2H/1ER, 2K:4BB, getting lifted after throwing 59 pitches. Ross Wolf came in for the win, allowing 1H/0ER, 2K:0BB in 3IP; Fernando Rodriguez struck out the side and David Carpenter extended his ER-less streak to 19IP with a 2H/0ER, 1K:0BB inning.
Drew Locke was 2x3 with two doubles, a walk, and an RBI, while J.B. Shuck provided a 2x5 game. Robinson Cancel hit his 3rd homer of the year and added another RBI, and Anderson Hernandez was 0x2, but drew two walks and scored twice.
The RedHawks won despite going 0x10 w/RISP.
Man of the Match: Ross Wolf
Corpus had a 2-0 lead going into the 8th inning, but Frisco came up with six runs for a 6-3 win over the Hooks. Xavier Cedeno threw out of his mind: 6.2IP, 1H/0ER, 14K:0BB, but got the no decision when Mike Perconte allowed 2H/2ER, 2K:1BB in 0.2IP and Henry Villar gave up 6H/4ER, 1K:1BB in 1.2IP.
Jose Altuve was 3x4 with an RBI and a stolen base and Brandon Wikoff was 3x5. Jimmy Van Ostrand was 2x4 and J.D. Martinez had your only extra-base hit, getting a double. Chris Wallace was 1x4 with 2Ks and is now hitting .278/.350/.278 in five games.
Man of the Match: Xavier Cedeno - bring him up to OKC.
Lancaster got all the runs they needed by the end of the 2nd, and held on for a 4-3 win over High Desert. Jake Buchanan threw 6IP, 8H/3R (1ER), 3K:0BB; Chris Hicks gave up 2H/0ER, 3K:1BB in 2IP and Kirk Clark got his 14th save with a perfect inning. After a brutal May (11IP, 20H/17ER, 8K:5BB), Clark has rebounded in June with 11.1IP, 7H/2ER, 8K:1BB.
Rene Garcia was 2x3 with a double; Jonathan Meyer hit a two-run homer, his 7th, and drew a walk; and Austin Wates, and Kody Hinze added your other hits.
Man of the Match: Jake Buchanan
In a game that featured five ejections and a walk-off, West Virginia beat Lexington 2-1 on the Power's 10th inning homer. Mike Foltynewicz allowed 2H/1ER, 8K:3BB in 6IP; Jason Chowning allowed 1H/0ER, 3K:0BB in 3IP, and Jorge De Leon gave up the lead-off game-winning walkoff.
Emilio King was 3x4 with a double, and Delino DeShields and Mike Kvasnicka had two hits each. Ben Heath had your lone RBI of the night, while Adam Bailey and Brian Streilein got ejected for Lexington.
Man of the Match: Mike Foltynewicz
Connecticut was in charge the whole time, taking the game from Tri-City, 6-0. Nick Tropeano allowed 6H/4R (3ER), 0K:1BB in 3IP; Adam Champion allowed 2H/0ER, 0K:1BB in 2IP; Joan Belliard pitched to three batters, hitting one and walking two; Kristian Bueno threw 2IP of scoreless relief, while Brad James got 2K:1BB in 1IP, and Travis Blankenship finished it off with 2H/1ER, 1K:0BB in 1IP.
John Hinson, Justin Gominsky, Zach Johnson (2B), Miles Hamblin, and Neiko Johnson (2 errors) accounted for your hits.
Man of the Match: Jeez. Zach Johnson?
The Gastros got their first win of the season with an emphatic 15-6 win over Kingsport. Chris Lee allowed 5H/4ER, 2K:3BB in 3IP; Jamaine Cotton gave up 7H/2ER, 5K:0BB - earning his first professional win - and Brad Propst threw 2IP, giving up 1H/0ER, 3K:0BB.
Lots of hits, as you can imagine, with Darwin Rivera (coming up from the DSL a week ago) leading the way with a 4x5, 2RBI day. Chase Davidson (2B, HR, BB, 3RBI), Alex Todd (2 doubles, 2RBI), and Jorge Sosa (2B) had three hits each. Jordan Scott was 2x3 with 3RBI, Luis Alvarez was 2x5 with his first homer, and Jose Monzon was 2x5.
Man of the Match: How about Chase Davidson?
GCL Astros (3-4)
Our first GCL report of the year sees a 9-3 loss to the GCL Mets. Eight pitchers were used, and we're not going into all of them. Notably, Francis Ramirez got the start, allowing 4H/3R (2ER), 3K:5BB. Casey Fien threw a rehab inning, Brad Dydalewicz pitched to four batters - giving up a hit and three walks.
Telvin Nash was 2x4 with a double, Jean Carlos Batista was 1x4.
Man of the Match: Telvin Nash