Lexington at Greensboro at 3:00 CST
Probable Pitchers: TBD
Lancaster at Inland Empire at 3:05 CST
Probable Pitchers: RHP David Martinez (1-3, 6.18) and RHP Manny Correa (3-3, 3.03)
San Antonio at Corpus Christi at 6:05 CST
Probable Pitchers: RHP Josh Geer (1-1, 3.70) and RHP Ross Seaton (4-3, 3.90)
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New Orleans at Oklahoma City at 6:05 CST
Probable Pitchers: LHP Wade LeBlanc (3-4, 3.42) and RHP Brian Bass (1-0, 3.18)
Available on MiLB.tv
[Note: All Astros minor league affiliates are once again at .500 or better. Oh Happy Day!!!]
DSL Astros over DSL Dodgers 4-2
RHP Juan Hernandez got the start, going four innings and allowing a run, and was followed by RHP Rayderson Chevalier (W, 1-0) who allowed another run over his three innings. RHP Victor Mesa got his second save in a two-inning save opportunity as he allowed only two hits with one strikeout. PH Tomas de la Cruz was the hero of the day with a two run single in the seventh that put the Astros on top for good.
New Orleans over Oklahoma City 12-7
This one was much closer than it sounded despite four errors contributing to four of six runs allowed by Dallas Keuchel and Enerio del Rosario to be unearned. The bullpen was a bit dicey all evening, but in a rare implosion for Jose Valdez who has been having a very good year, the Redhawks' 7-6 lead turned into a 12-7 deficit in the ninth as Valdez allowed six runs with two outs. Sergio Perez came in to finally shoot the horse and get it out of its misery. Jimmy Paredes was on fire with a four-for-six night with two RBIs; Angel Sanchez was three-for-five with an RBI; Brad Snyder was two-for-four with two RBIs; and Brandon Barnes and J.B. Shuck had two hits as well. Brandon Barnes is hitting .415 since the callup.
Lexington over Greensboro 4-1 in 10 innings
A pitcher's duel with an unlikely hero gave the Legends their fourth win in a row. Luis Ordosgoitti, newly off the DL, pitched five innings and allowed only one run on five hits and a walk. He was followed by four solid innings from Evan Grills (W, 2-0). Dayan Diaz pitched the tenth inning for his fifth save. Until the tenth inning, Lexington's only run was 1B Zach Johnson's solo home run (his ninth of the season) which, by the way, gives him his 56th RBI of the season. The unlikely hero of the night, though, was none other than SS Chan Moon who picked this particular moment to hit the second home run of his entire career, a three run moon shot (pun intended).
Lancaster over Inland Empire 4-2
RJ Alaniz (W, 6-2) pitched eight innings of shut out ball on four hits and two walks with four strikeouts. Jason Chowning struggled to get through the ninth, allowing two runs on four hits in two-thirds of an inning before giving way to Kirk Clark (S, 7) to get the final out. Telvin Nash clubbed his 17th home run of the season, but also added another two strikeouts to his already prodigious total. Kike Hernandez, Erik Castro and Jonathan Meyer all had two hit nights with doubles from Castro, Meyer and Chris Epps.
GAME OF THE DAY
Corpus Christi over Midland 6-5
What went right: Jonathan Villar's speed, Drew Locke's htting and Arecenio Leon's lockdown relief.
It was a wild one at Whataburger with the lead changing hands four times. Jarred Cosart gave up five runs on seven hits and three walks with six strikeouts over six innings. I would not call Cosart a "thrower" like some other unnamed individual <cough*Fred Nelson*cough>, but he does have issues commanding the fast ball. In the second inning he was frankly lucky to have only given up two runs as he missed location with the fast ball time and again and had to rely on his change up to bail him out. His command got better as the game progressed, but as impressive as a 98 mph fast ball is (and he did hit that on Saturday), you have to have good command or the Jeremy Barfields of the world are going to smoke that 97 mph heater, just like he did last night. Cosart was followed by Kevin Chapman (one walk and two strikeouts in an inning pitched) and Arcenio Leon (W, 1-0) who did a beautiful job keeping Midland in check with his two hitless, scoreless innings of relief.
On the offensive side, it was the Jonathan Villar and Drew Locke show. Villar had three hits and four stolen bases (28 for the season) and scored twice. Drew Locke was three-for-five in his triumphant return to the Hooks, including a two run 405' blast to left field. And both Villar and Locke were factors in the ninth inning rally as Villar singled and scored the tying run and Locke advanced Jose Martinez to third on a ground out which put Martinez in position to score the winning run on a wild pitch. It was a fun game to be a part of, particularly since it put the Hooks back at .500.
Jarred Cosart - 6IP 7H 5R 3BB 6SO
Kevin Chapman - 1IP 0H 0R 1BB 2SO
Arcenio Leon - 2IP 0H 0R 2BB 3SO
Jonathan Villar 3x3 RBI BB 2R 4SB
Jonathan Singleton - 1x3 RBI 2BB R
Drew Locke - 3x5 HR 2RBI R
Jordan Kreke - 1x3 BB SO R 2SB
What went wrong: 0-fers from Brandon Wikoff, Adam Bailey and Chris Wallace.
PITCHER OF THE DAY
RJ Alaniz had a tremendous bounceback after a rather disastrous prior outing. Nicely done!
PLAYERS OF THE DAY
Chan Moon could not have picked a better time to hit the second home run of his career.