Lexington at Hickory at 6:00 CST
Probable Pitchers: LHP Luis Cruz (4-1, 2.50) and TBD
Arkansas at Corpus Christi at 7:05 CST
Probable Pitchers: RHP A.J. Schugel (2-4, 3.04) and RHP Ross Seaton (3-3, 3.48)
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Oklahoma City at Albuquerque at 8:05 CST
Probable Pitchers: RHP Mickey Storey (1-2, 5.40) and RHP Stephen Fife (3-3, 5.32)
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Inland Empire at Lancaster at 9:00 CST
Probable Pitchers: LHP Max Russell (2-4, 4.50) and RHP Ruben Alaniz (4-1, 3.75)
Game 1: Oklahoma City over Colorado Springs 7-4
Jordan Lyles only pitched two innings (33 pitches) which presumably leaves him open to start in one of the Astros doubleheader games in Colorado on Monday on short rest. He gave up two hits, including a solo home run. Aneury Rodriguez pitched the next 3.2 innings, giving up three runs on five hits with no walks, two strikeouts and a home run. Rodriguez got the win and David Carpenter got a four out save (his first), allowing only one hit. Oklahoma City had 10 hits, including a Ruggiano home run and a Scott Moore double (both went two-for-four); Fernando Martinez was three-for-four with a caught stealing.
Corpus Christi over Arkansas 13-4
It wasn't exactly smooth sailing for Jarred Cosart, with 12 hits, a hit batter and a balk, but he held on through seven innings for the win. Kevin Chapman and Henry Villar pitched the final two innings of scoreless relief. And the Hooks batters brought their big boy bats, particularly Jose Martinez (three-for-five with two doubles, a home run and three RBIs), Jon Singleton (four-for-five with a home run and four RBIs), and Ryan McCurdy (two-for-four with a double and a grand slam).
Game 2: Colorado Springs over Oklahoma City 9-2
I'm not sure what's going on with Dallas Keuchel (L, 4-4) in his last couple of starts, but they have not been pretty. In Keuchel's first seven appearances, he gave up a total of 13 earned runs. In his last two starts, he's given up 19 earned runs. Keuchel only lasted 3.2 innings in this one with Juan Abreu, Adalberto Flores and Jonnathan Aristil taking it the rest of the way. Scott Moore was two-for-three, Fernando Martinez and Brett Wallace both doubled and Brad Snyder hit a solo home run.
Inland Empire over Lancaster 12-6
Inland Empire jumped all over starter Jorge de Leon as he gave up six runs (four earned) on six hits over two innings. Three fielding errors and back to back home runs didn't help his cause. Zach Grimmett fared a tad bit better over five innings of relief; unfortunately, he pitched 5.1 innings and that last third of an inning was his undoing as he ended the night with six runs on eight hits. Jose Trinidad had clean up duty. Domingo Santana was two-for-three with a double, home run (his third in the last two games), two RBIs and scored three runs. Erick Castro and Jonathan Meyer also had two hits for the night.
GAME OF THE DAY
Lexington over Hickory 7-3
What went right: Solid pitching and solid hitting.
Mike Foltynewicz has spoiled me. I found myself disappointed that, despite the fact that he got his sixth win, he only just had a quality start. Three runs allowed. Pffft. Not acceptable. Seriously, though, I would like to see him get stretched out a bit. He's only pitched more than six innings once. Carlos Quevedo pitched two scoreless innings of relief and Jason Chowning closed it out with a scoreless frame. The Legends had thirteen hits, including a two-run home run by Roberto Pena and a triple by Delino DeShields, six walks and three stolen bases (and only one of those was DeShields).
Mike Foltynewicz (W, 6-1) - 6IP 7H 3R 2BB 7SO
Carlos Quevedo - 2IP 1H 0R 0BB 2SO
Jason Chowning - 1IP 0H 0R 0BB 1SO (0.78 ERA & 0.826 WHIP)
Delino DeShields - 2x3 3B RBI 2BB 2R SB(30th) CS(2nd)
Jordan Scott - 3x4 RBI BB SB CS
Zach Johnson - 0x5 RBI(48th) SO
Matt Duffy - 2x4 BB 2R SB
Roberto Pena - 1x5 HR 2RBI R
Chris Epps - 2x5 2RBI SO
Jimmy Howick - 2x4 2-2B R
What went wrong: Zach Johnson and Brandon Meredith both had 0-fers, but Johnson still managed an RBI and Meredith walked and scored a run.
PITCHER OF THE DAY
No one really blew me away, but I'll go with David Carpenter for getting a four-out save, his first of the season.
PLAYER OF THE DAY
Ryan McCurdy gets some love for hitting his first professional home run and doing it right with a grand slam.