[Note: I will be on vacation for the next week. Either Buca Morris or I will still be doing recaps, but they may be at odd hours and they may be abbreviated at times. Thanks for reading and thanks for letting me take a little break!]
DSL Mariners over DSL Astros 5-2 in 13 innings
Samil de los Santos had an excellent six inning start, giving up only one run on six hits with one walk and nine strikeouts. Rayderson Chevalier also pitching strongly, but he needed to be perfect and he wasn't -- his one run over three innings got him a blown save. Javier Saucedo got the loss in relief. Jarico Reynosa and Brauly Mejia were the only players with multii-hit performances. There were no extra base hits.
GCL Cardinals over GCL Astros 7-4 in 7 innings (Game 1)
Jandel Gustave took over where Reymin Guduan left off after yesterday's suspended game and both pitched effectively through five innings allowing only one run. The same cannot be said of Rodney Quintero and Ambiorix Leon who combined to allow six runs over the final two innings. Two-for-three days from Darwin Rivera, Teoscar Hernandez and Wallace Gonzalez with Gonzalez getting two RBIs and Hernandez with one. Carlos Correa was one-for-four with a double and an RBI.
GCL Cardinals over GCL Astros 9-6 in 7 innings (Game 2)
Enderson Franco (L, 1-1) allowed seven runs (five earned) in only four innings and Ricardo Batista gave up a couple more in his two innings. The Astros led this one early, but nine runs was a bit of an obstacle to overcome. Raul Rivera had a terrific game going three-for-four with a double, RBI and two runs scored. Ydarqui Marte hit a solo home run; Yonathan Mejia was two-for-four with two RBIs; and Teoscar Hernandez hit an RBI triple.
Johnson City at Greeneville postponed
State College over Tri-City 2-1
Brady Rodgers got the hard luck loss after giving up only two runs as Tri-City wasn't able to scrape across more than a single run. Travis Ballew and Kenny Long provided scoreless relief. Tri-City was held to five hits. Austin Elkins had three of them. Jarrod McKinney had the only extra base hit, a double.
Hagerstown over Lexington 10-8
Mike Foltynewicz had a second rocky outing, allowing five runs (four earned) on seven hits over five innings, including five walks and two home runs but he kept Lancaster in the game. Gabriel Garcia got charged with the loss as he gave up another five runs (also four earned) in his three innings of work. Delino DeShields and Justin Gominsky both had two hits; Zach Johnson added three RBIs to make his total 69 for the season; Nolan Fontana had five walks, an RBI single and a stolen base in his first game for the Legends; Brandon Meredith got his eighth home run; and DeShields stole his 59th and 60th bags.
Corpus Christi over Northwest Arkansas 10-2
Bobby Doran was dealing as he only allowed one run on seven hits over five innings to get his third win in three tries for Corpus. Some great offense, including a solo home run from Jay Fernandez and a three-run home run by Jonathan Villar; a two-for-four outing by Jon Singleton including a double, a triple, and two RBIs; a three-for-four night for Andy Simunic with three runs scored; and a four-for-five night from Drew Lock with two doubles, an RBI and two runs.
New Orleans over Oklahoma City 11-1
Brian Bass (L, 1-4) got beaten up as did Wilton Lopez in his first rehab appearance. Marwin Gonzalez was two-for-four. Mike Hessman hit his 27th home run.
Visalia over Lancaster 8-7
Zach Grimmett got the loss. George Springer was two-for-four with a double and an RBI. The two Bens scored twice each (Orloff and Heath). And I have a flight to catch!