*Org sweep as the affiliates go 4-0 last night; cumulative record 66-44 record
*Good team win as a 5-run 3rd helps Fresno to an 8-4 win over El Paso
*Lance McCullers struck out nine in 5IP and Correa had another dominating game in a 3-1 win over Midland
*Brian Holmes struck out ten in 6IP and J.D. Davis hit a 2-run homer in a 2-0 Lancaster win
*Kevin Comer struck out nine in 4IP of relief as Quad Cities improves to 22-6.
A 5-run 3rd inning helped Fresno skate to an 8-4 win over El Paso. Luis Cruz threw 4.2IP, 7H/2R (1ER), 5K:2BB, WP, and 66 of 100 pitches for strikes. Jordan Jankowski struck out three and walked three in 1.1 scoreless IP; Jonas Dufek (K) and Jason Stoffel each threw scoreless innings; James Hoyt gave up 3H/2ER, 0K:2BB, WP in 0.2IP, and Tyson Perez got his first Triple-A save by recording the last out of the game with the bases loaded.
Alex Presley was 2x4 with an RBI; Nolan Fontana and Domingo Santana each had a triple and an RBI, and Max Stassi and Joe Sclafani added RBIs, as well. Jon Singleton was 0x3 with an RBI sac fly, and Andrew Aplin was 0x2 with 2BB.
Man of the Match: Let's give it to Tyson Perez, eh?
This is almost becoming unfair. Lance McCullers and Carlos Correa teamed up again to dominate the opposition, this time with Corpus defeating Midland 3-1. McCullers threw 5IP, 3H/0ER, 9K:3BB, bringing his season total to 25IP, 15H/2ER, 37K:11BB, 0.72 ERA/1.04 WHIP. In his last three starts, he has 15IP, 9H/2ER, 25K:5BB. Angel Baez allowed 1H/1ER, 2K:1BB in 2.2IP; Mitch Lambson allowed a hit to the only batter he faced (scoring the runner charged to Baez), and Travis Ballew got out of the inning. Jandel Gustave threw a perfect 9th to lock it down.
Carlos Correa had two of the Hooks' six hits, a double and his 7th home run, with 3RBI, a walk, and a stolen base. He needs more time in Double-A. Conrad Gregor (BB), Tyler White (BB), Roberto Pena, and Teoscar Hernandez (SB) added hits.
Man of the Match: Correa and McCullers
A two-run top of the 3rd provided all of the runs needed for a 2-0 Lancaster win. Brian Holmes tied a career-high with 10K in 6IP with 2H/0ER and one walk. Chris Cotton struck out five and allowed a hit in 2.2IP, and Frederick Tiburcio walked one in 0.1IP.
J.D. Davis provided all the offense with a 2-out 2-run homer; A.J. Reed was 2x4 with a double, Chase McDonald was 1x3 with a walk, and Jose Fernandez added the JetHawks' other hit.
Man of the Match: Brian Holmes
Quad Cities (22-6)
Make that nine straight wins for Quad Cities after a 4-1 victory over Wisconsin. Chris Lee threw 5IP, 3H/1ER, 3K:2BB and then Kevin Comer came in for 4IP of 3H/0ER, 9K:1BB relief.
Derek Fisher (2B) and Jacob Nottingham (2RBI) had two hits each, while Alex Hernandez and Jason Martin (2B) added RBI.
Man of the Match: Kevin Comer