Off - All-Star Break
Corpus cruised to a 4-0 lead after three innings, and rode it out for a 5-2 win over NW Arkansas. Jonnathan Aristil threw 5IP, 8H/2ER, 6K:2BB, HBP to get the decision; Kyle Greenwalt allowed 1H/0ER in 1IP, and Arcenio Leon got a nine-out save, allowing 1H/0ER in 3IP.
Jimmy Paredes was 2x3 with a homer, walk, and 2RBI; Jose Altuve went 2x3, but was pulled after allegedly not running out a pop-up, turning what could have been a double into a single. J.D. Martinez was 1x2 with two walks, and Jonathan Villar hit his 2nd homer of the year. Villar also committed two errors and was one of three Hooks to get caught stealing.
Man of the Match: Jimmy Paredes
Tri-City mounted a significant comeback, scoring four runs in the bottom of the 9th, but ultimately fell short for a 7-6 loss to Aberdeen. Euris Quezada allowed 5H/3R (2ER), 2K:3BB, 2WP, HBP, and a Balk in 3.1IP; Dayan Diaz allowed 3H/3R (1ER), 1K:2BB in 2.2IP; Mitchell Lambson allowed an ER in 1IP, while Joan Belliard and Kristian Bueno had scoreless appearances.
Drew Muren was 2x4 with his first professional homer, while Bubby Williams also went deep and drew a walk. Zach Johnson, John Hinson (BB, RBI), Hector Rodriguez, and Nieko Johnson also had hits.
Man of the Match: Drew Muren
GCL Astros (4-13)
Rough one in Kissimmee as the Astros got out to a 7-1 lead, then lost to the GCL Cardinals 8-7. Frederick Tiburdo allowed 4H/4R (2ER), 5K:3BB; Evan Grills allowed 3IP, 2H/1R (0ER), 4K:0BB; Krishawn Holley gave up a hit and a walk in 1IP; Zach Hardoin had the Ugly with 2H/3R (2ER), 1K:1BB and got the BS/L, with Justin Gill allowing the winning run charged to Hardoin.
Jose Fernandez (BB), Chris Epps (2B, RBI), and Justin Shults (BB, 2RBI) had two hits each.
Man of the Match: Chris Epps