4:00 Comp. of Susp. Game
Greeneville Astros at Kingsport Mets: Suspended
The game was suspended at 5-5 in the 5th inning because of rain. The game is to be resumed today @ 4 CST in Kingsport. This game will be followed by the regularly scheduled game.
Tri-City ValleyCats at Connecticut Tigers: Postponed
Teams will play a double header today starting @ 5 CST.
GCL Nationals 12 GCL Astros 3
Yonathan Mejia hit his first HR of the season in the 3rd inning Friday with 2 on and 2 out. These would prove the only players to tag home all night for the GCL Astros. The GCL Astros lost the lead in the 4th inning Friday and never got it back. Every pitcher except Rodney Quintero allowed at least two runs. Quintero didn't allow any runs Friday after coming on for 3 innings. He allowed 3 hits and recorded 3 strikeouts. Austin Wates went 2 for 2 in his rehab assignment from Corpus Christi.
DSL Astros 5 DSL Cardinals 6
Friday saw some hot bats for the DSL Astros. Three players (Randy Cesar, Frederick Serrano and Arturo Michelina) all had multi-hit games. Jarico Reynoso stole 2 bases (2nd and 3rd in the 1st). In the 6th Juan Delis came in to replace Johan Arias and ended up being charged with the blown save. He was pulled after only recording 1 out, allowing an inherited runner to score on a wild pitch and hitting a batter.
Lancaster JetHawks 2 Lake Elsinore Storm 6
Lancaster had a rough night on Friday. Lake Elsinore pitcher Burch Smith was perfect through 5 innings until Chris Epps broke it up in the 6th with a single. Jorge De Leon pitched 9 hits, 6 runs, 2 BB's and 1 HR over 6 innings. Coupled with the fact that no JetHawks player had an extra base hit last night and there were only 5 hits total for Lancaster, it was simply, as Jason Schwartz (voice of the JetHawks) called it, an "Almost Perfect Storm."
Lexington Legends 2 West Virginia Power 5
Delino DeShields is now 1 steal away from tying the Legends' single season steal record (48) after recording his 47th SB Friday. Matt Duffy found a way to draw walks in both of his at bats for the Legends yesterday and Mike Kvasnicka went 2 for 4 with a solo homer. Luis Ordosgoitti (1-2) picked up his second loss of the season and the 5 runs (3 ER) and 10 hits he allowed proved to be too much for the Legends. Evan Grills came on in the 7th and only ever had one base runner after issuing a walk (That base runner was caught stealing to end the inning).
Oklahoma City RedHawks 10 Nashville Sound 7
The RedHawks had a big night in Nashville Friday. Brett Wallace went 2 for 4 with 2 HR's and 3 RBI. Scott Moore picked up his 26th double and drew two walks. Fernando Martinez picked up his 40th RBI of the season when he was hit by a pitch in the 1st inning. Brett Oberholtzer got his first win of the season with the RedHawks over 5 IP, allowing 8 hits, 5 runs (4 ER), 3 SO's and 2 HR. Hector Ambriz got his first save as well, with 1 inning of work allowing just one hit. With this win over Nashville, the RedHawks closed the season series with the Sound 13-3.
Game of the Day
Corpus Christi Hooks 13 Frisco RoughRiders 7
The Hooks apparently knew just what the doctor ordered at Dr Pepper Ballpark Friday night and they couldn't get enough of it. Corpus Christi found a way to get rid of Frisco's, always tough starting pitcher, Barret Loux after just 3 innings and sent him down with his first loss of the year. Drew Locke (3 for 5) and Chris Wallace (3 for 3) both went yard for their 4th time this season and Jonathan Villar (2 for 5) belted his 6th long ball. The trio also combined for 9 RBI's and 18 total bases. Travis Buck went hitless, but drew two walks and scored. Bobby Doran collected his first win in his first outing with Corpus Christi after being called up from Lancaster. Henry Villar got his first save too, pitching 4 innings and allowing 2 runs on 6 hits.
What went right: First, getting rid of an ace like Loux in 3 innings can never hurt your chances of winning. Second, if your new pitcher is going hang a 5-spot on the board and the closer is going to add a couple more, what better way to support them than to throw up 13 runs of your own? Translation: run support and a lot of it.
What went wrong: Kody Hinze and Jonathan Singleton went hitless last night (though, I doubt anyone noticed). Singleton did draw a walk in the 7th.
Bobby Doran 5IP 8H 5R 2BB 2SO 2HR
Henry Villar 4IP 6H 2R 1SO 1HR
Drew Locke 3x5 2RBI R HR
Jose Martinez 3X5 2B RBI R
Drew Muren 2X5 2B 2R SO
Andrew Simunic 2X5 RBI R 2SO
Jonathan Villar 2X5 4RBI 2R HR
Chris Wallace 3X3 2B 3RBI 4R HR
Player of the Day: Brett Wallace is the man of the day. The big guy went yard twice in Nashville and proves once again that life's not always fair for all of us; Wallace gets to be good looking and good at baseball too.
Pitcher of the Day: Bobby Doran gets the nomination for getting his first AA win Friday. Doran is a huge guy and fun to watch. It's not uncommon for a pitcher to allow five runs in a debut. It is a little uncommon to still come away with the win because your team supported you with double-digit scoring.