Oklahoma City (47-40), 1.5 GB
RedHawks pitchers were the story last night as OKC beat New Orleans 2-1. Brad Peacock turned in a strong outing, lasting 6 IP and giving up 3H/1R with 7K:1BB. Hector Ambriz, Jose Valdez, and Josh Zeid each gave one scoreless inning in relief.
Robbie Grossman was 2x3 with 1 BB, 1 SB and 1 R. Jonathan Villar went 1x1 with 2 BB and 1 2B. George Springer went 2x4 with 1 RBI and 2 SB.
Man of the Match: Brad Peacock
Corpus (5-9), 3.0 GB
After nursing a 1-0 lead into the 8th, the Hooks lost to Springfield 2-1. Ruben Alaniz threw 7 IP, giving up just 2H/0R with 4K:3BB. Pat Urckfitz gave up a walk and a solo HR in .2 IP. Jorge De Leon gave up a walk-off solo HR to lead off the bottom of the ninth after getting the final out of the 8th..
Rene Garcia was 2x4 with 1 2B and 1 RBI. Ronald Torreyes, Erik Castro, Michael Burgess, Enrique Hernandez, and Drew Muren each added a hit, as well.
Man of the Match: Ruben Alaniz
Lancaster (12-3), 2.0 up
The JetHawks bombed Inland Empire 10-5 and averaged nearly three baserunners per inning. Luis Cruz threw well, going 5.1 IP and giving up 6H/1R with 5K:1BB. Cameron Lamb went 1.2 IP and gave up 3H/2R (1 ER) with 2 K. Theron Geith allowed 1H/1R with 2 BB and 1 HBP without recording an out. Travis Ballew finished things up with 1.2 IP, allowing 2H/1R with 1K:1BB.
DDJ was 3x5 with 2 R. Nolan Fontana went 2x3 with 3 BB, 1 2B, 2 R, and 1 RBI. Andrew Aplin and MP Cokinos each went 1x5 with 1 BB, 1 R, and 2 RBI, with Aplin adding 1 SB to keep things from being weird. Telvin Nash was 3x5 with 1 BB, 1 HR, 2 R, and 4 RBI. Chris Epps was 2x4 with 1 2B and 1 BB.
Man of the Match: Telvin Nash
Quad Cities (10-4), 2.0 GB
QC fell behind early and couldn't keep up with the Cougars, falling 7-4. Juan Minaya threw 3 IP, giving up 4H/3R with 2K:4BB. Mitchell Lambson went 3 IP and gave up 3H/2R with 2 K. Jamaine Cotton finished up with 2 IP and gave up 4H/2R with 1 K
Teoscar Hernandez was 2x5 with 1 2B, 1 R, and 2 RBI. Jesse Wierzbicki was 3x4 with 1 R, 1 RBI, and 2 SB.
Man of the Match: Jesse Wierzbicki
Tri-City (12-6) 1.0 up
The ValleyCats were dropped by the Spinners 4-2. Kevin Comer dug the early hole in 3.1 IP, giving up 6H/3R with 5K:2BB. Charles Basford threw 1.2 scoreless IP with 2 H. Evan Grills went 2.2 IP and allowed 3H/1R. Richard Rodriguez pitched 1.1 innings with 1 K.
James Ramsay was 2x4 with 1 R. Chan Moon was 2x3 with 1 SB.
Man of the Match: SouthPaw, the ValleyCat
Greeneville (8-5), 2.0 GB
The Astros used 5 pitchers to beat Bristol 2-1 in a game that featured a 2 hour rain delay. Sebastian Kessay went 1 IP, allowing 0 R on 1 H with 2 K. Chris Lee threw a strong 5 IP, giving up just 2H/0R with 7K. Krishawn Holley gave up 1 unearned run in 1 IP. Tyler Brunneman and J.D. Osborne each threw a scoreless inning to finish up.
Tanner Mathis went 1x4 with 1 R. Darwin Rivera was 1x3 with 1 BB and 1 RBI. Bobby Borchering was 1x3 with a solo HR.
Man of the Match: Chris Lee
GCL Astros (7-3), 0.0 up
Game 1: Finishing up the suspended game from the previous day, the Astros beat the Yankees 3-1. Joe Bircher threw 2.1 IP, giving up 1H/1R (unearned) with 3K. Ambiorix De Leon went 5.2 IP, allowing just 2 H with 6K:1BB. Erik Gonzalez gave up 1 H in 1 scoreless IP with 2 K. Jean Batista was 2x4 with 1 R and 1 RBI. Yonathan Mejia was 2x3 with a solo HR.
Man of the Match: Ambiorix De Leon
Game 2: The Astros picked up where they left off in game 1, beating the Yankees 5-1. Agapito Barrios threw 5 IP, allowing 3H/1R with 8 K. Troy Scribner threw 2 IP with 5 K. Jason Martin was 2x4 with 2 R. Alex Gonzalez was 2x4 with 2 R. Yonathan Mejia was 2x4 with 1 2B and 2 RBI.
Man of the Match: Barrios/Scribner. In seven innings they combined for just 3 H with 13 K.
DSL Astros (16-11) 3.5 GB