Astros affiliates split their contests with Padres affiliates on Friday night.
El Paso 6, Fresno 5
W- Derek Eitel (1-0)
L- James Hoyt (0-2)
Fresno home runs: Jon Singleton (5, solo in 3rd)
The Grizzlies rallied to tie the game at 5 with a 3-run 8th inning.... only to see El Paso break the tie with the eventual winning run in the top of the 9th.
A.J. Reed put Fresno on the board with an RBI double in the 1st. Jon Singleton added another run in the 3rd with his 2nd homer in as many nights. In the 8th, Colin Moran hit a 2-run single, and Singleton struck again, driving in the tying run with an RBI single. Singleton finished 2-4 for the second straight night.
Brady Rodgers allowed 4 runs on 9 hits (2-run homer) and struck out 3 in 4.1 innings. César Valdez allowed a hit and struck out 1 over 2.1 scoreless. Kevin Chapman got the final out of the 7th with a strikeout. Juan Minaya allowed a run on a double and walked 1 in the 8th. James Hoyt allowed the go-ahead run on a sac fly in the 9th inning.
In game 3 of this series, Mike Hauschild takes on Jeremy Guthrie. First pitch is at 7:05.
Frisco 8, Corpus Christi 7
W- Cody Palmquist (1-0)
L- Francis Martes (1-2)
CC home runs: Chase McDonald (4, grand slam in 7th)
The Roughriders spoiled a huge night from Chase McDonald as they went ahead with a 5-run 8th.
McDonald was effectively the Hooks offense as he went 3-4 and drove in 6 of their 7 runs. He opened up the scoring with an RBI single in the 1st, added a sac fly in the 3rd, and clubbed a grand slam in the 7th that put Corpus up 7-3 at that point. Alfredo Gonzalez had an RBI groundout in the 4th. D.J. Fisher went 2-4 with a double and scored a run.
Brian Holmes went 5 innings and allowed 2 runs on 7 hits, walked 1, and struck out 4. Francis Martes will be looking to put a tough first month behind him. He allowed 6 runs (5 earned, 1 inherited runner charged to him) on 6 hits, walked 2, and struck out 2 in 2.1 innings. Michael Freeman got the final 2 outs of the 8th, but not before the go-ahead run that was charged to Martes scored.
Edison Frias will get the start tonight. He'll take on Frank Lopez at 7:05.
Lancaster 1, Lake Elsinore 0
W- Trent Thornton (1-0)
L- Dinelson Lamet (3-1)
S- Josh James (1)
Lancaster home runs: None.
The JetHawks took game 1 from the Storm thanks to a combined 1-hitter from Trent Thornton and Josh James.
Thornton allowed the hit and struck out 5 in 5 innings, while James walked 1 and fanned 6 in 4 innings.
Nick Tanielu went 2-3 and drove in the only run of the night with an RBI single in the 1st. Tanielu is currently on a 6-game hitting streak. Bobby Boyd stole 2 bases, making him the first man in the system to reach double digits in stolen bases.
Brock Dykxhoorn will start game 2 of this series. He'll face Thomas Dorminy at 6:00 Pacific.
Quad Cities 2, West Michigan 1
W- Sebastian Kessay (1-2)
L- Toller Boardman (1-3)
S- Andrew Thome (3)
QC home runs: None.
The Banditos scored the last 2 runs of the game to edge the Whitecaps in game 1. They won despite going 0-13 with runners in scoring position.
Brooks Marlow drove in Quad Cities' first run of the evening on a fielder's choice that scored Christian Correa in the 5th. Connor Goedert hit a single in the 8th, and Kyle Tucker scored the go-ahead run on the ensuing error. Bobby Wernes went 3-3 with 2 doubles, while Correa finished 2-3.
Kevin McCanna went 4 innings and allowed a run on 4 hits, walked 2, and struck out 2. Ryan Deemes was the first man out, and he worked around a walk to throw a scoreless 5th. Sebastian Kessay allowed 3 hits, walked 1, and struck out 6 over 3 scoreless to get the win, and Andrew Thome shut the door despite allowing 2 hits in the 9th.
In game 2, Justin Ferrell will make his 2016 debut. He'll take on Beau Burrows at 6:00.
Sebastian Kessay, LHP, Quad Cities
W (1-2), 3 IP, 3 H, BB, 6 K
Chase McDonald, 1B, Corpus Christi
3-4, Grand Slam (4), 6 RBI
Trent Thornton and Josh James, RHPs, Lancaster
Thornton: W (1-0): 5 IP, H, 5 K
James: Save (1), 4 IP, BB, 6 K
Jon Singleton, 1B, Fresno: 2-4, solo HR (5), 2 RBI
- Another good performance for Singleton as he's trying to shake off that slow start.
Nick Tanielu, IF, Lancaster: 2-3, RBI
- He's a professional hitter. No matter where's he at, Tanielu has always performed.
Bobby Wernes, 3B, Quad Cities: 3-3, 2 2B
- Wernes is trying to find the form that made him the NYPL batting champion last year. This is a good start.