DSL Astros at DSL Athletics @ 9:30 CST
Asheville at Lexington @ 6:05 CST
Probable Pitchers: RHP Daniel Winkler (8-3, 4.93) & RHP Jonas Dufek (3-1, 5.28)
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Corpus Christi at Frisco @ 7:00 CST
Probable Pitchers: RHP Jose Cisnero (3-6, 4.21) & Chad Bell (2-0, 1.77)
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Oklahoma City at Round Rock @ 7:05 CST
Probable Pitchers: Armando Galarraga (0-0, 0.00) & LHP Zach Jackson (2-7, 5.08)
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Inland Empire at Lancaster @ 9:00 CST
Probable Pitchers: RHP Lay Batista (3-5, 3.69) & RHP Bobby Doran (5-4, 3.79)
DSL Astros 3 DSL Indians 0
The DSL Astros played a relatively quiet game Friday until the 6th inning. Juan Hernandez allowed only 3 hits over 5 in his 3rd, and longest, outing of the season. Javier Saucedo (W, 1-1) allowed just 3 hits as well and the duo combined for 9 shutout innings. Until the 6th the Astros only had two base runners, Jarico Reynoso in the 1st and Brian Pena in the 3rd, on with a walk and single respectively. They loaded the bases in the 6th with no outs but failed to get any runners home. In the 7th the Astros had the bases juiced again, with 1 out, after the Indian's Juan Garcia intentionally walked Brauly Mejia. Yoel Silfa drew a walk and Randy Cesar scored. After a pitching change by the Indians, Mesac Laguna scored the final run of the inning on a wild pitch. The bats clearly weren't very hot Friday morning; Brian Pena (.357) went 1 for 3 and Brauly Mejia (.286) went 0 for 3 at the plate.
Asheville 5 Lexington 3
This is one of those games that the boxscore doesn't do justice. After falling behind Asheville 2-0 in the 2nd, Luis Cruz pitched 6 more scoreless innings for Lexington and didn't leave the game with a bad line. Cruz allowed 2 runs on 7 hits over 8. However, he did have 2 wild pitches. Delino DeShields went 2 for 4 at the plate, scored a run and swiped stolen bases number 44 & 45 for the season. DeShields also picked up his 29th RBI and Justin Gominsky, who also went 2 for 4, picked up his 7th RBI. In the bottom of the 8th, the Legends came alive with 3 stolen bases and 2 runs aided by a couple throwing errors by Asheville catcher Ryan Casteel. Lexington had 4 stolen bases in the game. The bottom fell out in the top of the 9th, as Carlos Quevedo, who came in to replace Cruz, gave up the tie and a 3 run homer to Rosell Herrera. The final out of the game was a fly out to deep center by Chan Moon that was 2 feet short of being a 2 run homer.
Corpus Christi 2 Frisco 3
This was another close game that was decided in the final innings on Friday night. Ross Seaton pitched 7 innings allowing only 2 runs. Seaton also struck out 7 Frisco batters, his best this season. Carlos Lee, in his 2nd rehab game with the Hooks, went 2 for 3 (both singles) before coming out in the 7th. Jon Singleton went 1 for 4 and picked up his 41st RBI. Kody Hinze went 1 for 4 and hit his 7th home run (and 25th RBI) to tie the game at 2 in the top of the 7th inning. Kevin Chapman came on to pitch in the 8th and hit the first batter he faced. This was followed by a single and a walk to load the bases (it is worth noting that after reaching this point in the game Chapman gained about 2 mph on his fastball). With one out, Frisco's Ryan Strausborger then grounded into a force out, the go-ahead run scored and then the 5-4-3-2 double play was completed at home to end the inning (it was just as odd to watch as to read, I assure you).
Oklahoma City 0 Round Rock 2
There's not much to say about this game except there's always tomorrow. Oklahoma City was shut out for the 2nd time in the last 3 games and the 4th time this season. Brian Bass started the game for the RedHawks and after allowing 2 runs in the first, kept his remaining 5 innings scoreless. He finished the 6th inning with 9 hits, 4 walks and 1 strike out. Mickey Storey came on to pitch in the 7th and threw a couple of 1-2-3 innings while collecting 2 strike outs. The bats were quiet as the RedHawks only collected 4 hits the whole game, 2 of which came in the top of the 9th. The last hit belonging to Brad Snyder, allowing him to continue a 13 game hitting streak.
GAME OF THE DAY
Inland Empire 4 Lancaster 14
David Martinez got the win (2-3) and threw 7 shutout innings, giving up only 2 hits while striking out 5 Inland Empire batters. Brad Dydalewicz replaced him in the 8th inning and Inland Empire finally got on the board with 4 runs. That wasn't nearly enough however, as the JetHawks already had 13 runs by that point in the game and would score one more in the bottom of the 8th. George Springer and Domingo Santana both went 3 for 4 with 4 RBI's between them. Erik Castro and Chris Epps both went 3 for 5 and collected 7 RBI's combined. Epps hit the only home run of the game, his 2nd of the season for Lancaster (he also had 2 for Lexington this year). Every JetHawk starting player got at least one hit, 6 had multiple hit games and all but Enrique Hernandez scored a run. Lancaster scored in every inning except the 7th.
What went right: What didn't? A season high 19 hits, 4 players with 3 hit nights, a shutout performance by the starting pitcher, Stormtroopers in attendance, and to top it all off, Lancaster defeated the "Empire" on Star Wars night.
What went wrong: Brad Dydalewicz did give up 4 runs in one inning. He has now allowed 11 earned runs over 11.2 innings pitched for a 8.49 ERA this season.
David Martinez 7IP 2H 0R 0BB 5SO
Brad Dydalewicz 2IP 7H 4R 2BB 1SO 0HR
Erik Castro 3x5 2B 3RBI BB SO 2R
Chris Epps 3x5 3B HR 4RBI SO 2R
Ben Heath 2x5 SO R
Domingo Santana 3X4 2B 3RBI BB 2R
George Springer 3X4 2B RBI BB SO 3R
Rafael Valenzuela 2X4 3B RBI R
Pitchers of the Day
David Martinez gets the honor for throwing 7 shutout innings and allowing only a pair of hits. Honorable mention goes to Juan Hernandez and Javier Saucedo for the combination shutout in the DSL.
Players of the Day
Hats off to Brad Snyder for extending his hitting streak to 13 games and Delino Deshields for adding 2 more steals to bring his total to 45. A tip of the cap to Jon Singleton as well for collecting his 41st RBI.