*Perhaps the best day in Astros' organizational history. Take all of the following results and add it to the Astros' 13-0 beating of the Mariners, and Astros players outscored their opponents 48-2.
*Affiliates go 3-1 on the day; 155-94 on the season.
*Fresno beat the dog piss out of Salt Lake, 17-0, giving Mike Hauschild the win in his Triple-A debut
*Corpus clinched the 1st Half title, and yesterday's game was postponed due to rain
*Lancaster beat Lake Elsinore 10-0 as Derek Fisher hit his 3rd Grand Slam of the season.
*Quad Cities split the doubleheader with Great Lakes, winning Game 1 5-0, and losing Game 2 3-2 in extras.
Fresno could have stopped in the 1st. They could have, and had they done so, they still would have beaten Salt Lake, 1-0. They could have stopped in the 2nd, and won 2-0. They could have stopped in the 4th and won 5-0. They could have stopped in the 6th and won 9-0. They could have stopped in the 7th and won 12-0. But they kept playing until the 9th, and beat Salt Lake 17-0, out-hitting them 27-7.
Mike Hauschild made his Triple-A debut and threw 5.1IP, 3H/0ER, 4K:4BB; Mitch Lambson allowed 3H/0ER, 3K:0BB in 2.2IP, and James Hoyt allowed a hit in the 9th.
Okay. Alex Presley was 5x5 with a walk, two stolen bases, and 4RBI. Jonathan Villar (3B, SB), Matt Duffy (3RBI), and L.J. Hoes (2B, 2RBI) had four hits each; Jon Singleton was 3x6 with a double, walk, and 2RBI; Robbie Grossman was 3x5 with a double and a walk. Domingo Santana was 2x5 with a double, walk, and 2RBI. Tony Kemp was 1x5 with two walks, and 3RBI. So of those 27 hits, 22 were singles, four were doubles, and one was a triple.
Man of the Match: Alex Presley
Corpus (41-19, clinched 1st Half title)
Postponed due to rain
Austin Chrismon made his Lancaster debut and got plenty of run support in a 10-0 Lancaster win at Lake Elsinore. Chrismon threw 7IP, 5H/0ER, 3K:2BB and Keegan Yuhl got the last six outs, allowing two hits and striking out one.
Derek Fisher hit his 3rd grand slam of the season, going 3x5 with 5RBI; Ronnie Mitchell was 3x4 with a homer, walk, and 2RBI; A.J. Reed was 3x5. James Ramsay was 2x4 with a double, walk, and an RBI; Brett Phillips hit a solo homer - his 12th of the season.
Man of the Match: Derek Fisher
Quad Cities (41-21)
Saturday's game was postponed due to rain, so they made it up Sunday as part of a double-header.
Game 1: Quad Cities scored five in the 3rd, and beat Great Lakes 5-0. Francis Martes threw 7IP, 6H/0ER, 5K:0BB for the CGSO. Alex Hernandez was 2x3 with an RBI; Sean McMullen, Thomas Lindauer, and Luis Reynoso added RsBI. Jamie Ritchie and Jason Martin drew two walks each. Bobby Boyd, Jason Martin, and Sean McMullen each stole a base.
Man of the Match: Francis Martes
Game 2: Great Lakes got one in the 1st and two in the 9th, and a Quad Cities rally came up short in the bottom half as the River Bandits lost 3-2. Christian Powell allowed 3H/1ER, 4K:0BB in 4IP; Jordan Mills allowed 1H/0ER, 1K:1BB in 3IP, and Angel Heredia took the loss with 3H/2ER, 4K:1BB in 2IP.
Ramon Laureano was 2x4 with a triple and a stolen base, Bobby Boyd was 1x2 with a sac fly and 2RBI. Jamie Ritchie was 1x3 with a walk. Ryan Bottger was 0x2 with two walks.
Man of the Match: Bobby Boyd