Oklahoma City (63-58)
The RedHawks recent slide continues with a 3-1 loss vs. Sacramento yesterday. It was their 9th loss in a row, and their 13th loss in their last 14 games. Ross Seaton took the hard-luck loss, giving up 6H/2R (1ER), with 3K:2BB in 7IP. Hector Ambriz allowed a very symmetrical 3H/1ER, 3K:1BB in 2IP.
As far as the offense goes, the RedHawks managed seven hits - four of them from J.D. Martinez and two from Matt Downs, who hit his first homer for OKC in the 4th inning.
Man of the Match: J.D. Martinez
Good God. Springfield had a 6-4 lead going into the bottom of the 6th before the Hooks clapped up a 12-run inning on their way to a 20-9 win. Matt Heidenreich allowed 5H/5R (3ER), 3K:0BB in 5.1IP; Alex Sogard got the blown save - unbelievably - with an unearned run in 0.2IP; Adalberto Flores gave up 2H/3ER, 2K:2BB in 2IP to inflate his ERA to 6.98, while Arcenio Leon walked one in 1IP.
Okay, for the hits: Ben Orloff was 5x5 with a double, triple, and 4RBI. Jon Singleton hit two homers and drew a walk, for 4RBI. Austin Wates was 3x3 with 2RBI; Robbie Grossman was 3x4 with two doubles and a walk. Drew Locke was 2x5 with a homer and a walk. Enrique "Kike" Hernandez was 2x5 with 2GIDPs.
Man of the Match: Ben Orloff.
The JetHawks scored the final three runs of the game for a 3-2 win over San Jose. David Martinez threw 7IP, allowing 7H/2ER, 5K:1BB; Andrew Robinson allowed three baserunners in his 1.2IP (but no runs). Kenny Long walked the only batter he faced, but Jorge De Leon struck out the only batter he faced to end the game.
Delino DeShields was 2x5 (hitting .357 since his call-up from Lexington), and Telvin Nash was 2x4. The JetHawks didn't get an extra-base hit all game, but the RBIs from Erik Castro and Domingo Santana helped them get the win.
Man of the Match: David Martinez
The ValleyCats headed into the All-Star Break with a 6-5 win over Staten Island Sunday. Brady Rodgers improved to 6-2 with 5IP, 3H/1ER, 3K:1BB; Jamaine Cotton allowed 2H/4R (3ER), 1K:4BB in 1IP; John Neely and Travis Ballew held the SI Yankees scoreless over the final three innings (though Neely allowed all three baserunners he inherited to score).
Players with two hits: Tyler Heineman, Preston Tucker (2B, HR, RBI), M.P. Cokinos (2B, 3B, BB, 2RBI), Neiko Johnson (RBI, 2SBs), and Emilio King (2B). Joe Sclafani and Dan Gulbransen had a hit and walk each.
Man of the Match: M.P. Cokinos
Princeton got a run in the 4th inning, which was all they needed in a 1-0 win over the Gastros. Lance McCullers made his 2nd start for Greeneville, and put up 2H/1ER, 1K:1BB in 4IP (in two starts - 8IP - McCullers has allowed 3H/1ER, 5K:5BB). Joe Musgrove allowed 4H/0ER, with 6K:0BB in 3.1IP. Scott Zuloaga and J.J. Jankowski each recorded an out.
Greeneville got five hits all game, two from Carlos Correa and two from Ariel Ovando. Rio Ruiz provided the other hit.
Man of the Match: Lance McCullers
GCL Astros (22-26)