Charleston at Lexington at 9:05 a.m. CST
Probable Pitchers: TBD and LHP Kyle Hallock (1-0, 9.28)
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Midland at Corpus Christi at 7:05 CST
Probable Pitchers: RHP Murphy Smith (2-0, 3.21) and LHP Brett Oberholtzer (1-0, 5.17)
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Oklahoma City - Off Day
Rancho Cucamonga at Lancaster at 9:00 CST
Probable Pitchers: RHP Angel Sanchez (1-2, 5.65) and LHP Wes Musick (1-1, 3.00)
Charleston over Lexington 4-1
Nick Tropeano (L, 1-1) only lasted two innings as he faced eight batters in the second inning giving up three runs (two earned). He didn't look good in the second, but ended up striking out the side before all was said and done. I am hoping that the early hook doesn't indicate an injury of some kind. Nathan Pettus and Carlos Quevedo capably shared the rest of the load in long relief. The Lexington offense took the night off as they were only able to muster five hits for the night, with two of the hits belonging to Roberto Pena. Throwing errors by Matt Duffy and the newly promoted Chris Epps didn't help, nor did the GIDP's by Zach Johnson and Emilio King.
Oklahoma City over Albuquerque 8-5
Jordan Lyles had a no-hitter going through 5.1 innings and a shut-out going through 7.1 innings, but then the wheels came off the bus and he ended up charged with four earned runs before all was said and done. Scott Moore (3x3, 2B, 2RBI), Brett Wallace (2x4, 2RBI) and Brad Snyder (3x4, 2B, 3B, 2RBI) did the most damage at the plate, with Fernando Martinez contributing a double and Justin Ruggiano a triple.
Corpus Christi over Midland 8-2
Despite starting pitcher Jose Cisnero's 12 strikeouts over five innings pitched, this was not a pretty start as he saw a lot of base runners due to three hits, four walks and a fielding error, but he emerged at the end having given up only two runs (both unearned) and got the win. On offense, it was the Jon Singleton show as he went 4x4 with a triple, two home runs and four RBI to increase his average to .377. Also contributing were Kody Hinze (2x4), Austin Wates (1x3, 2B) and Andrew Simunic (1x2, HR, 2RBI). Brandon Barnes showed signs of mortality as he went 0x4 with three strikeouts, but still managed to get an RBI on a ground out.
GAME OF THE DAY
Lancaster over Rancho Cucamonga 6-3
What went right: Stellar starting pitching and a big night for George Springer. Bobby Doran had a terrific start marred only by a solo home run. He didn't walk a single batter and struck out seven. One night after getting struck out five times, Springer went 4x4 including two run scoring triples. Jio Mier also had a great night at the plate.
Bobby Doran (W, 2-1) - 7IP 3H 1R 0BB 7SO 1HR
Gabriel Garcia - 1.1IP 4H 2R 1BB 2SO
Kirk Clark (S, 1) - 0.2IP 0H (still has a 0.00 ERA)
Jio Mier - 3x4 RBI BB R
George Springer - 4x4 2-3B 3RBI R
Adam Bailey - 2x4 2B SO R CS
Domingo Santana - 1x4 2B RBI R
What went wrong: Gabriel Garcia got roughed up in his relief appearance, and Jonathan Meyer and Telvin Nash went 0fer.
PITCHER OF THE DAY
Big Bobby Doran's excellent start gets him the prize. Doran is now 2-1 with a 2.63 ERA. Jordan Lyles gets honorable mention for his 5.1 innings of no-hit pitching.
PLAYERS OF THE DAY
Who knew we would have two 4x4 nights? Jon Singleton and George Springer share the honors.