Oklahoma City (46-40), 2.5 GB
After jumping out to an 8-1 lead, OKC barely held on to defeat Albuquerque 10-9. Wade LeBlanc threw 3.1 innings, giving up 3H/1R with 2K:5BB. Rhiner Cruz went 1.2 IP and allowed 1H/2R with 4K:2BB. Kevin Chapman threw 2 IP, giving up 2H/1R with 2K:2BB. Eric Berger gave up 2R on 3H in 1 IP. Jason Stoffel allowed 3R on 3H and 2BB in his 1 IP.
Robbie Grossman was 2x4 with 2 BB, 1 2B, and 2 R. Jonathan Villar went 1x2 with 2 BB, 1 SB, 1 R, and 2 RBI. George Springer and Marwin Gonzalez both went 2x5 with 1 R and 1 RBI. Ruben Sosa was 3x4 with 1 BB, 1 3B, 1 SB, and 2 RBI.
Man of the Match: Jonathan Villar
Corpus (5-8), 2.0 GB
Corpus fell behind early and never mustered a fight as they lost 11-3 to Springfield. Ross Seaton was roughed up in 5 IP, allowing 7H/7R (6 ER), including 3 HR, with 3K:1BB. Kenny Long threw 2IP and gave up 4H/2R with 1K:1BB. Matt Heidenreich pitched the final inning and gave up 3H/2R with 1K:1BB.
Rene Garcia was 2x4 with 1 R. Raoul Torrez was 1x4 with a 2R HR.
Man of the Match: Raoul Torrez, I guess
Lancaster (11-3), 1.0 up
Lancaster couldn't get the sweep against Bakersfield as they fell 11-6 to the Blaze. David Rollins threw 4 IP, giving up 10H/6R (5 ER) with 1K:1BB. Jonas Dufek tried to stop the bleeding, with 2 scoreless innings and 1H/1K/1BB. Blair Walters might want to buy new sheets after allowing 4H/4R without recording an out. Michael Dimock pitched 2 innings, giving up 4H/1R with 2 K. Travis Ballew finished it up with a scoreless 1 IP.
DDJ was 2x5 with 2 SB, 1 3B, and 2 R. MP Cokinos was 3x4 with 1 HR, 2 R, and 1 RBI. Brandon Meredith was 1x2 with 2 BB, 1 2B, 1 R, and 2 RBI.
Man of the Match: MP Cokinos
Quad Cities (10-3), 1.0 GB
QC came out on the good side of a pitcher's duel, beating the LumberKings 1-0. (On a side note, what's with all these minor league teams making one word out of two for their name? Why isn't it "Lumber Kings"?) Vincent Velasquez dazzled through 6 IP, giving up just 1 H with 5K:2BB. Gerardo Sanchez threw 2 scoreless, with 1 H and 1 K. Chia-Jen Lo finished it up with 1 scoreless IP, giving up 1 H and 1 BB.
Jordan Scott was 1x3 with 1 BB and 1 SB. Carlos Correa went 2x3 with 1 2B and 1 BB. Brian Blasek was 1x3 with 1 SB.
Man of the Match: Vincent Velasquez
Tri-City (12-5) 2.0 up
Nursing a one run lead into the bottom of the 8th inning the ValleyCats (one word) couldn't hold on as they lost to Vermont 2-1. Zach Morton threw 4 scoreless to start the game, allowing just 1 H with 2 K. Randall Fant threw 3.1 IP, giving up 3H/1R with 2 K. Albert Minnis took the loss in .2 IP, allowing 1H/1R with 1 BB.
Michael Martinez was 1x4 with a solo HR. James Ramsay, Conrad Gregor, Luis Alvarez, Adam Nebulowich, and Thomas Lindauer added one single a piece.
Man of the Match: Zach Morton
Greeneville (7-5), 3.0 GB
GCL Astros (5-3), 0.0 up
DSL Astros (16-11) 3.5 GB
Strange goings on over at milb.com Now it seems that the game recapped yesterday never happened. Or maybe my "mental health" break wasn't long enough. Oh well, I doubt the Constable (he makes us call him that) reads this far down. Let's just keep this little glimpse behind the curtain between us, okay? The Astros lost to the A's 6-3. Edwin Villarroel went 5 IP, allowing 8H/5R (2 ER) with 2 K. Gerardo Juarez went 3 IP, giving up 3H/1R with 1K:1BB. Rauldison Rodriguez allowed 2 BB to the only two batters he faced. Yonquelys Martinez finished up with an uneventful 1 IP.
Hector Roa was 1x4 with 1 HR, 1 R, and 2 RBI. Victor Tavarez was 1x3 with a solo HR.
Man of the Match: Hector Roa