Kannapolis at Lexington at 6:05 CST
Probable Pitchers: LHP Brandon Parrent (0-0, 6.23) and TBD
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Oklahoma City at Memphis at 6:05 CST
Probable Pitchers: RHP Henry Sosa (0-0, 2.25) and LHP Nick Additon (0-0, 5.40)
Corpus Christi at Northwest Arkansas at 7:00 CST
Probable Pitchers: LHP Brett Oberholtzer (0-0, 6.23) and TBD
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Lake Elsinore at Lancaster at 9:00 CST
Probable Pitchers: TBD
Lake Elsinore at Lancaster - Postponed
Lexington over Kannapolis 6-5 in 11 innings
Noteworthy: Matt Duffy, Justin Gominsky and Alex Todd (with a walk-off home run) provided most of the offensive output, a much needed contribution as Zach Johnson, Jordan Scott and Delino DeShields Jr. seemed to have been carrying the majority of the load lately. Jonas Dufek had a solid start and there were good relief outings from Evan Grills and Dayan Diaz (W, 2-0). Murilo Gouvea was charged with a blown save and a throwing error.
Corpus Christi over Northwest Arkansas 12-2
Noteworthy: I'd like to know what the team OBP was before and after this game as everyone made it on base at least once as Corpus collected nine hits and a whopping 11 walks. Even though this one was a group effort, Brandon Barnes (3x5 with a double and two RBI) and Jake Goebbert (2x4 with two doubles and three RBI) stood out. Jose Cisnero earned the win with a strong six inning start in which he gave up only three hits and two walks with seven strikeouts. Henry Villar was very good in two innings of relief, but Josh Zeid gave up three hits and two runs in his one inning.
GAME OF THE DAY
Oklahoma City over Memphis 11-3
What went right: Jordan Lyles' start and some gaudy offense. There's no real need to embellish this win with words ... let's just go directly to the stats.
Jordan Lyles (W, 2-0) - 7IP 3H 2R 0BB 7SO 1HR
Adalberto Flores - 1IP 3H 1R
Enerio del Rosario - 1IP 1SO
Brian Bixler - 4x5 RBI 2R SB
Angel Sanchez - 3x5 HR 2RBI SO 3R
Fernando Martinez - 2x3 2HR 6RBI SO 2R
Brett Wallace - 3x5 SO R
Jordan Lyles - 1x3 2B 2RBI 2SO
What went wrong: Lyles was a little rocky with his first two batters as he hit the first batter and gave up a home run to the second, but after that it was smooth sailing.
PITCHER OF THE DAY
Jordan Lyles for getting his second win against Shelby Miller and helping his cause with a two-RBI double. His ERA now stands at 2.08.
PLAYER OF THE DAY
Um, yeah, if you get a grand slam, you're probably going to earn my player of the day honors. Add in a second 2-run home run and that kind of seals the deal. Fernando Martinez is hitting .361 and has three home runs and 13 RBI already in this young season.
A NOTE ON MINOR LEAGUE RECAPS - I don't plan on doing full-blown recaps of the games this season as that would keep me from writing other things that you may find of interest as it pertains to the Astros minor league system. For more information (and different perspectives), you should check out Astros County and The Crawfish Boxes for their minor league recaps.