Little late on this today. So let's do this...
Oklahoma City (65-60)
Oklahoma City's short-lived win streak (2 games) came to an end with a 5-1 loss to Fresno last night. Rudy Owens took the loss with 5.2IP, 5H/2ER, 2K:2BB to lower his ERA to 5.53, throwing 102 pitches (61 strikes). Brian Sanches got four outs with seemingly no trouble, and Garrett Mock gave up 3H/3ER, 3K:2BB in 2IP.
The RedHawks got five hits, none with runners in scoring position, and only one extra-base hit - a double by Jimmy Paredes.
Man of the Match: Rudy Owens, I guess.
With a 5-1 win last night at Arkansas, the Hooks improved to 69-53 overall, and 32-20 in the 2nd half, maintaining a 5-game lead over San Antonio. Bobby Doran threw 7IP, allowing just 3H/1ER, 6K:2BB. Jake Buchanan closed it out with the final six outs, allowing a hit and a walk.
Bobby Borchering (2B, 3B, BB, 2RBI) and Ben Orloff (2B) had your multi-hit games. Austin Wates (SB) and Drew Locke (HR, 2RBI) provided the rest of your offense. George Springer went 0x5 with 3K, to give him a .077/.200/.154 line in four games since being called up to Corpus.
Man of the Match: Bobby Doran
Nick Tropeano had a solid start, but three errors contributed to three unearned runs for a 5-4 loss to High Desert. Tropeano threw 6.2IP, 7H/3R (1ER), 5K:0BB, 2WP; Chia-Jen Lo struck out three, giving up a hit in 1IP; Kenny Long struck out the only batter he faced, and Andrew Robinson took the loss by allowing 0H/1R (0ER), 0K:1BB.
The JetHawks had their chances, but went 1x11 w/RISP. Jio Mier was 2x3 with a double and a walk; Telvin Nash hit his 25th homer of the year in the 6th inning; Delino DeShields was 1x2 with a double, two walks, an error and was thrown out trying to steal 3rd.
Man of the Match: Nick Tropeano.
Lexington managed three hits, no runs, and two errors in a 5-0 loss at Rome. Luis Ordosgoitti threw 5.2IP, 7H/5R (3ER), 3K:3BB; Mitchell Lambson threw 1.1IP, giving up a hit, and Dayan Diaz threw a perfect inning.
Chan Moon went 2x3 with a walk and a stolen base; Justin Gominsky had your other hit, to go along with two walks, a pickoff, and a caught stealing. Jordan Kreke and Zach Johnson also drew walks.
Man of the Match: Chan-Jong Moon.
Another night, another win for the ValleyCats who move to 28 games over .500 after 56 games. Lance Day improved to 5-0 after giving up five hits and one earned run in 5.1IP; Euris Quezada, Scott Zuloaga, Jamaine Cotton, and Blake Ford (with his 14th save) held Brooklyn to three hits and a walk over the final 3.2IP.
Jean Carlos Batista was 2x3 with a double in his first game at Tri-City (having been called-up from Greeneville); Dan Gulbransen and Emilio King (2-run HR) had 2RBI each.
Man of the Match: Jean Batista!
Bristol scored three in the top of the 5th, which was all they needed for a 3-2 win over Greeneville, despite the Gastros out-hitting Bristol 8-4. Michael Feliz allowed 2H/3ER on four walks, but he also struck out eight Bristols in 4.2IP. Christian Garcia threw three scoreless innings, and J.J. Jankowski struck out two of the four batters he faced.
Mike Martinez and Ariel Ovando were both 2x4, with Ovando plating a run. Carlos Correa was 1x4 with an RBI triple (and is now hitting .412/.500/.647 in five games with Greeneville). Angel Ibanez, Marc Wik, and Ricky Gingras also added hits while D'Andre Toney drew a walk and stole his 12th base.
Man of the Match: Ariel Ovando.
GCL Astros (25-26)
Suspended due to lightning.