Corpus Christi at San Antonio at 6:05 CST
Completion of Monday's suspended game (tied at 1-1)
Tucson at Oklahoma City at 11:05 a.m. CST
Probable Pitchers: LHP Tom Layne (0-1, 3.72) and TBD
Lexington at West Virginia at 6:05 CST
Probable Pitchers: LHP Luis Cruz (2-1, 3.47) and RHP Matt Benedict (2-2, 2.89)
Corpus Christi at San Antonio at 7:05 CST (estimated)
Probable Pitchers: RHP Jose Cisnero (2-3, 4.99) and LHP Andrew Werner (0-4, 4.59)
Available on MiLB.tv
Lancaster at Rancho Cucamonga at 9:05 CST
Probable Pitchers: RHP David Martinez (0-2, 6.19) and RHP Garrett Gould (0-3, 4.91)
West Virginia over Lexington 3-2
Lexington took an early lead with a two-run Matt Duffy home run in the first but they weren't able to scratch across any more runs when they needed them. Mike Foltynewicz pitched five innings, giving up one run (in the first) and two walks with six strikeouts. Nathan Pettus was charged with the blown save and the loss after giving up two runs in 1.2 innings of relief. Murilo Gouvea took it the rest of the way with another good outing. None of the Legends were able to get more than one hit in the game as they were held to six total hits.
Corpus Christi and San Antonio 1-1 suspended after 8 innings
This rain-interrupted game will resume in the top of the ninth at 6:05 this evening followed by the regularly scheduled game. I watched a bit of this one and Ross Seaton looked good despite some shaky defense behind him (one play in particular deserved an error but I guess the official scorer couldn't decide which of the three Hooks involved to charge it to). The big knock on Seaton is that he's not a big strikeout pitcher, but not everyone has to be. The pitcher I saw last night was very effective at pitching to contact. He is showing improvement this year, despite a couple of shaky starts and now has his ERA down to 3.65 with a 1.351 WHIP. If he can limit the long ball, I think he'll be just fine as a contact pitcher. I will post a full recap of this game tomorrow after it has been completed.
Rancho Cucamonga over Lancaster 5-1
Ruben Alaniz (L, 3-1) got his first loss of the season. He didn't allow any big innings or any walks, but he didn't strike out a single batter either. Andrew Robinson allowed one run in 1.1 innings of relief. Domingo Santana was 2x4 with a double and a home run, but none of the other Hawks hitters managed more than one single for the night.
GAME OF THE DAY
Oklahoma City over Tucson 4-3
What went right: A good start by Keuchel and timely hitting.
Dallas Keuchel gave up one run in the first and then cruised until the top of the eighth. He ended the night with three runs over 7.1 innings pitched. Juan Abreu was pulled after allowing one of Keuchel's runners to score and issuing two walks without recording an out. Adalberto Flores took it the rest of the way and earned the win as Jimmy Paredes hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth to tie it and Brad Snyder hit a walk off home run in the bottom of the ninth.
Dallas Keuchel - 7.1IP 6H 3R 1BB 5SO
Juan Abreu - 0.0IP 2BB
Adalberto Flores (W, 2-0) - 1.2IP 0H 0R 0BB 1SO
Jimmy Paredes - 2x4 HR 2RBI 2R SB
Brett Wallace - 1x4 RBI 3SO
Brad Snyder - 2x3 2B HR RBI BB R CS
What went wrong: Juan Abreu has yet to show any consistency out of the pen this season and tonight wasn't any different.
PITCHER OF THE DAY
Despite good starts by both Foltynewicz and Keuchel, I'm going to go with Ross Seaton. I enjoyed watching him pitch last night and I hope that he is turning the corner in his development.
PLAYER OF THE DAY
I'll send Brad Snyder a little love for his walk-off home run.