*Org goes 2-1 on the day; cumulative 16-6 record
*Preston Tucker hit two homers in a 12-4 Fresno win
*Carlos Correa hit his first homer of the season in Corpus' first loss on the year
*The Lancaster game was postponed due to severe winds, double-header today
*Derek Fisher hit a two-run shot and reliever Albert Minnis struck out five in 2IP in a 5-3 Quad Cities win
Salt Lake scored a run in each of the first two innings, but a three-run 3rd, a two-run 5th, and a two-run 7th resulted in a 5-4 Fresno lead after six. And then, um, it went off, Fresno scored the next seven runs of the game for a 12-4 win in a game where Garrett Richards was making a rehab start for Salt Lake (5IP, 7H/5ER, 5K:4BB). Tommy Shirley threw 5IP, 9H/4ER, 1K:0BB with eight groundball outs. The bullpen of Darin Downs (1IP, 1H, 1K), Jason Stoffel (2IP, 1H, 2K) and Josh Fields (1IP, 1K) held the Bees to 2H/0ER, 4K:0BB in 4IP.
Preston Tucker was 2x5 with two homers, four RBI, and three runs scored; L.J. Hoes and Matt Dominguez each had two hits, including a double, and 3RBI. Ronny Torreyes and Andrew Aplin (2B, 2BB, SB) added two hits each. Jon Singleton was 1x2 with an RBI, three walks, and three runs scored.
Man of the Match: Preston Tucker
Your standard day-game pitcher's duel saw Tulsa take a 2-0 lead into the 9th and a Corpus charge fall short as the Hooks lost their first game of the season, 2-1. Aaron West got the start, throwing 5IP, 3H/1ER, 2K:0BB (41 of 57 pitches for strikes); Kent Emanuel threw 3IP, 4H/1ER, 1K:0BB, and picked off Corey Seager at 1B.
The Hooks managed just five hits - two from Carlos Correa including a 9th inning homer, his first of the season. Brandon Meredith (BB), Tyler Heineman, and Jon Kemmer added your other singles.
Man of the Match: Aaron West
The Lancaster game against Stockton was postponed due to severe winds with gusts up to 60mph. The game will be made up today (Wednesday) as part of a double-header.
Quad Cities (5-1)
Quad Cities jumped out to a 3-0 lead after four innings and never gave up the lead, beating Clinton 5-3. Kevin Comer threw 5IP, 2H/2ER, 4K:3BB to improve to 2-0; Jose Montero threw 2IP, 1H/1ER, 3K:3BB; and dadgum Albert Minnis struck out five batters in 2IP of scoreless relief to close it out.
Jamie Ritchie was 2x2 with two walks and a stolen base; Derek Fisher was 2x4 with a two-run homer. Mott Hyde was 1x3 with a double; Sean McMullen was 1x4 with a double, and Kristian Trompiz added an RBI single. Alex Hernandez was 0x2 with two walks and a stolen base.
Man of the Match: Albert Minnis