Oklahoma City (41-37), 3.0 GB
Another double-header with Omaha! How did it go?
Game 1: Omaha scored one 1st inning run and one 7th inning run and that was it, but that was enough as Danny Duffy and the Storm Chasers beat OKC 2-0, holding the RedHawks to two hits. Jarred Cosart allowed 6H/2ER, 4K:1BB in the "complete game" 7IP. He threw 60 of his 97 pitches for strikes.
Robbie Grossman and Jon Singleton each had a hit and a walk, accounting for four of the eight total times the RedHawks were on base. Che-Hsuan Lin drew two walks and had an outfield assist.
Man of the Match: Jarred Cosart
Game 2: OKC jumped out to a 4-0 lead after two, Omaha got three back in the 5th, but the RedHawks held on, despite getting out-hit 11-6, for a 5-4 win. Bobby Doran allowed 6H/3ER, 0K:2BB in 4.2IP; Alex Sogard got the last out of the 5th (and the Win); Jason Stoffel allowed 4H/1ER, 1K:0BB and Josh Zeid allowed one hit in 1IP.
Jonathan Villar was 2x3 with a triple; Jose Martinez was 1x2 with 2RBI; Brandon Laird was 1x2 with a double, walk, RBI, and two runs scored. Jimmy Paredes was 1x3 with a double and an RBI.
Man of the Match: Brandon Laird
The Texas League South whooped up - courtesy of the Hooks - on the North in a 6-0 beatdown. George Springer said goodbye to Double-A with a 2x3 with two home runs, 3RBI, and a stolen base; Rene Garcia was 0x2. David Martinez (1H), Jake Buchanan (2H) and Mike Foltynewicz threw scoreless innings.
Lancaster (6-0), 1.5 up (45-31 overall)
Lancaster improved to 6-0 in the 2nd Half with an 11-2 win at Bakersfield. Luis Cruz allowed 6H/1ER, 3K:1BB in 5IP; Blair Walters allowed a symmetrical 2H/1ER, 2K:1BB in 2IP; Jonas Dufek allowed 1H/0ER, 3K:0BB in 2IP.
MP Cokinos was 3x4 with a walk and 2RBI; Preston Tucker was 2x5 with a three-run homer and 4RBI total; Delino DeShields and Carlos Perdomo (3RBI) also had two hits; Nolan Fontana (2B) and Andrew Aplin (SB) had a hit and two walks each.
Man of the Match: Preston Tucker
Quad Cities (5-0), tied, (43-31 overall)
Quad Cities blew threw Peoria - but not without a scare - for a 4-1 win over Peoria. Vincent Velasquez allowed just two hits and no runs, striking out eight in 5IP; Juan Minaya gave up 3H/1ER, 4K:1BB in the final 4IP.
Carlos Correa was hit in the hand by a Brad Watson pitch and was pulled from the game. More today, as we get it. Watson was making his Midwest League debut (having been sent down from the Florida State League after two appearances) also had two wild pitches and a balk, giving up eight hits and a walk, so control was clearly an issue.
Teoscar Hernandez was 2x4 with a walk; Roberto Pena (RBI) and Austin Elkins (3B) also had two hits. Jordan Scott was 1x4 with an RBI and a stolen base.
Man of the Match: Vincent Velasquez
Tri-City (7-2), 2.0 up
Tri-City led Connecticut 8-0 and held on for an 8-6 win to improve to 7-2 on the season. Kyle Westwood allowed just 1H/0ER, 4K:0BB in 5IP; Andrew Walter allowed 4H/5ER, 2K:0BB; Albert Minnis allowed 1H/1ER (and two of Walter's runs), 3K:0BB in 1.2IP; Chia-Jen Lo struck out two of the three batters he faced. In 4IP this season, Lo has given up one hit and struck out nine. He's also 27 in the NYPL, so...
Dan Gulbransen was 3x5 with two doubles and an RBI; Ernesto Genoves (2B) and Ronnie Mitchell (3B, HR, 3RBI) had two hits each; Tony Kemp and Conrad Gregor each had a hit and a walk.
Man of the Match: Ronnie Mitchell
Greeneville (1-5), 4.0 GB
The struggles continue for Greeneville as they fall, 8-4, to Elizabethton. Enderson Franco allowed 4H/2ER, 5K:2BB in 4IP; Edison Frias had the Ugly, allowing 9H/6R (5ER), 2K:1BB in 3.2IP; Ryan Connolly retired all four batters he faced.
Juan Santana (SB), Ricky Gingras (2B) and Edwin Gomez (3B, HR, 3RBI) had two hits each. Tanner Mathis had a hit and a walk.
Man of the Match: Edwin Gomez
GCL Astros (3-1), 1.0 up
The Astros never trailed, beating the Tigers 6-1. Troy Scribner allowed 4H/1R (0ER), 5K:1BB in 4IP; Samil De Los Santos struck out five and allowing a hit and a walk in three scoreless innings; Jorge Perez and Javier Lozano threw scoreless innings.
Tyler White was 3x4 with 2RBI; Brett Booth was 2x3 with 2RBI; Jason Martin was 1x4 with a triple, a walk, a stolen base, and an outfield assist. Jacob Nottingham was 1x3 with a walk (and his first professional hit).
Man of the Match: Tyler White