DSL Royals over DSL Astros 13-1
I'm on vacation. Do I really have to write about that lopsided a loss? I do? OK, here goes. Rayderson Chevalier had a bad start, Frangy Colon made things much worse, and then Geronimo Franzua came in to stop the bleeding. Brian Pena was two-for-four with a double & Arturo Michelina was two-for-three. Happy now?
GCL Astros over GC L Marlins 9-7
Jose Valdez pitched a perfect inning in his first rehab appearance. Jandel Gustave got his first win with a mixed bag of an appearance, giving up two runs (one earned) on one hit and four walks with five strikeouts - not pretty but he got the desired results. One uneventful inning from Jose Montero was followed by Reymin Guduan allowing four runs in his 1.1 innings before getting bailed out by Alan Abreu. Erick Gonzalez still has a brand spanking new unused ERA of 0.00 through seven appearances and already has his fourth save. Yesterday, I said that this team couldn't win with no extra base hits and no multi-hit games. I guess they listened ... six doubles, a home run and five multi-hit games. Darwin Rivera was the hero with a two-for-three game, double, home run, four RBIs, walk and two runs scored. Brett Phillips was three-for-five with a double and two runs scored. Carlos Correa hasn't played since July 6th; I haven't seen any explanation, but he hasn't been placed on the DL so there's that.
Lexington over Kannapolis 2-0
Hallelujah!!!!! Mike Foltynewicz shaved his head to change the team's luck and it must have worked (either that or the fact that he's like a really, really good pitcher) because Folty brought the six game losing streak to an end and got Lexington (and himself) a big fat W. Folty started the shutout with six innings of four hit ball, no walks and six strikeouts, and was followed by extremely effective outings from Murilo Gouvea and Dayan Diaz (S, 11). Delino DeShields scored both runs, one on a Matt Duffy double and the other via his seventh home run. He also stole two more bags to bring his season total to 64.
Tulsa over Corpus Christi 6-0
Well, it was nice while it lasted, but Bobby Doran (L, 3-1) got his first loss with Corpus as he gave up four runs on six hits, including a solo home run. Alex Sogard gave up a couple more in his two frames before giving the ball to Josh Zeid for a perfect ninth. Zeid now has a 1.42 ERA over his last 10 appearances. But one run allowed would have been one too many as Corpus (you know, the team that scored 16 runs the day before) couldn't get a single runner across the plate. The Hooks were held to four hits; at least three of them were doubles.