Late start this morning, seeing as how that's two after-midnight games in a row (and my daughter woke up about ten minutes after last night's game ended). So let's get this on:
*Astros affiliates go 4-0 on the day; Composite record: 44-31.
*OKC defeated Memphis behind David Martinez's strong start and Jon Singleton's 8th homer.
*Corpus' bullpen held Midland scoreless for 8.2IP, winning on a 12th inning walk-off by Nolan Fontana.
*Josh Hader struck out seven in 5IP as Lancaster cruised to a 5-1 win at Inland Empire.
*Thomas Lindauer hit two homers (5RBI) in an 11-2 Quad Cities win over Clinton.
Oklahoma City (12-8)
OKC had a 8-1 lead before Memphis got two back in the bottom of the 8th and then, well, that's pretty much it. OKC wins at Memphis, 8-3. David Martinez threw 5IP, 3H/1ER, 0K:1BB with ten groudball outs (four flyball outs). Bobby Doran allowed 4H/2ER, 0K:1BB in 3IP, and Rhiner Cruz struck out the side in the 9th.
Robbie Grossman was 2x2 with 3BB while Jonathan Meyer was 2x4 with his first homer of the season. Jon Singleton hit his 8th homer of the young season and added a sac fly RBI. His eight homers lead the Pacific Coast League (2nd in all of Triple-A, behind J.D. Martinez) and 25 RBI lead all of Triple-A baseball. Ronny Torreyes was 1x4 with an RBI, and Enrique Hernandez continued his tear at OKC with a double and 2RBI.
Man of the Match: Robbie Grossman
Corpus found themselves down 5-0 in the middle of the 2nd before tying the game up with four in the bottom half and one in the 4th. In extra innings Nolan Fontana knocked in Jio Mier with two outs in the bottom of the 12th for a 6-5 win over Midland. Aaron West gave up 6H/5ER, 2K:2BB in 3.1IP; then Alex Sogard (2.2IP), Jordan Jankowski (2IP - 1H, 3K), Travis Ballew (2IP - 2H) and Andrew Robinson (2IP 3K:2BB) held Midland scoreless over the next 8.2IP.
Nolan Fontana's walk-off capped a 4x7 day; Andrew Aplin (RBI), Matt Duffy (2B) and Jio Mier had two hits each. Chris Epps hit a 2nd inning grand slam and then added three walks to his day.
Man of the Match: Nolan Fontana
Lancaster jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first and cruised to a 5-1 win at Inland Empire. Josh Hader threw 5IP, 2H/1ER, 7K:1BB; Chris Devenski threw 3IP, 1H/0ER, 2K:0BB and Jamaine Cotton struck out two in the 9th.
Tony Kemp, Caralos Correa (2B), and Rio Ruiz all had two hits each; Teoscar Hernandez hit a two-run homer; Danry Vasquez was 1x4 with an RBI and a walk.
Man of the Match: Josh Hader
Quad Cities (8-10)
Quad Cities was all over Clinton, up 7-0 before Clinton got a run, and ultimately winning 11-2. Adrian Houser threw 4IP, 4H/2ER, 3K:4BB; Pat Christensen allowed a hit in one scoreless inning; Gonzalo Sanudo threw 3IP, allowing 2H/0ER, 3K:0BB and Andrew Walter closed out the game. Sanudo has faced 50 batters this season. None of them have scored.
Thomas Lindauer was 3x4 with two homers and 5RBI; Tanner Mathis (BB), Chase McDonald (2 2B, 2RBI), and Alex Gonzalez (2 2B, 3RBI) all had two hits each. Brett Phillips was 1x4 with a triple and a walk; Jobduan Morales was 1x4 with a double and a walk.
Man of the Match: Thomas Lindauer
*Note: Clinton's RF is named Burt Reynolds