Oklahoma City (53-47), 3.5 GB
The RedHawks faced off against a rehabbing Chris Carpenter and emerged victorious with an 8-1 win over Memphis. Jake Buchanan threw 6IP, 5K:0BB, 5K:4BB to improve to 2-2 with a 3.75 ERA at Triple-A. Rhiner Cruz threw 2IP, 1H/1R (0ER), 1K:2BB, and Alex Sogard allowed 1H/0ER in 1IP.
OKC tagged up Carpenter for 9H/4ER, 2K:2BB in 3.1IP in which he threw 74 pitches. Robbie Grossman was 5x5 with a triple and an RBI; Marwin Gonzalez (2B, RBI), Jimmy Paredes, and Carlos Perez (2RBI) had two hits each. George Springer was 0x4 with a strikeout and 2RBI; Jon Singleton was 1x5 with 2K. Jonathan Villar was 0x3 with two walks and two runs scored.
Man of the Match: Robbie Grossman
Corpus (15-13, 1.5 GB), 57-41, 2.0 up overall
Nick Tropeano and the Hooks rolled over Frisco in a 9-1 win. Nick Tropeano threw 7IP, 4H/1ER, 5K:1BB, 2HBP; Sergio Escalona allowed 2H/0ER and Andrew Robinson allowed 1H/0ER in one inning each.
Erik Castro was 3x4 with a double and 3RBI; Rene Garcia and Jonathan Meyer (RBI) had two hits each; Max Stassi hit his 9th homer of the season to end the day 1x3 with 3RBI on the 2-run homer and a sac fly. Domingo Santana was 0x2 with two walks.
Man of the Match: Nick Tropeano
Lancaster (19-11, 2.5 up), 58-42 overall
Bakersfield was up 5-0 before the JetHawks crossed the plate in what would be a 6-3 Lancaster loss. Brady Rodgers threw 5IP, 7H/5ER, 4K:1BB; Tyson Perez allowed 1H/1ER, 3K:0BB in the final 3IP.
Delino DeShields was 3x5 with a double and his 33rd/34th stolen bases of the year; Chris Epps, Matt Duffy (HR, 2RBI), Ryan McCurdy, and Carlos Perdomo had two hits each.
Man of the Match: Delino DeShields.
Quad Cities (15-12, 3.5 GB), 53-43 overall
Lake County jumped on Chris Devenski and the RiverBandits with a 4-run first inning, and went on to win 5-3 over Quad Cities. Devenski allowed 9H/5ER, 7K:1BB, 2HR in 4IP; Juri Perez allowed 2H/0ER, 2K:2BB in the next 4IP.
Luis Alvarez was 3x4 with a solo homer; Rio Ruiz was 2x4 with an RBI (and has turned his season around with an .800 OPS in July, and a .300/.356/.500 in his last ten games); Teoscar Hernandez hit a solo homer. Carlos Correa was 0x4 with a strikeout.
Man of the Match: Luis Alvarez.
Tri-City (22-11), 3.0 up
Tri-City took a 5-2 lead into the 7th, but Hudson Valley answered with five runs in the inning in a 7-5 win over the ValleyCats. Randall Fant threw 5IP, 7H/2ER, 1K:2BB; Richard Rodriguez allowed 1H/0ER in 1IP, and Zach Morton allowed 3H/5R (1ER), 1K:0BB in 3IP, getting the BS/L.
Mike Martinez was 2x4 with a homer and 3RBI; James Ramsay was 2x3 with a walk and an RBI; Tony Kemp, Conrad Gregor (2B, BB), D'Andre Toney, and Chan Moon (2B) added the other hits.
Man of the Match: Mike Martinez
Greeneville (19-10), 1.5 up
Down 10-8 to Johnson City heading into the top of the 9th with an eight-game win streak on the line, Greeneville tied the game in the 9th and added the game-winning run in the 10th to run the win streak to nine in an 11-10 win. Enderson Franco allowed 1H/4ER, 3K:4BB; Christian Garcia allowed 4H/3R (2ER), 1K:2BB in 2.2IP; Gerardo Ramirez gave up 5H/1ER, 2K:0BB in 2.2IP; Raul Rivera allowed 2H/2ER in 1IP and Tyler Brunnemann threw two perfect innings in relief to get the win.
Juan Santana was 2x5 with 3RBI, including a game-tying two-run homer with two outs in the top of the 9th; Brian Holberton hit his first professional homer in the 2nd inning; Tyler White was 1x3 with a double and two walks.
Man of the Match: Juan Santana
GCL Astros (13-12)
The GCL Yankees1 (which sounds like the worst intramural team name ever) put up two runs in the top of the 1st, which would be all they needed in a 2-1 win over the GCL Astros. Troy Scribner allowed 5H/2R (1ER), 10K:1BB in 6IP and the hard-luck loss, the first of his pro career; Juan Santos gave up two walks in 2IP, and Zach Dando struck out one in 1IP.
Brett Booth was 2x4 with a double and a stolen base; Javaris Reynolds (SB), Yonathan Mejia, Jacob Nottingham (SB, BB), and Ydarqui Marte added your other hits.
Man of the Match: Troy Scribner