Bristol White Sox 5 Greeneville Astros 2
Greeneville's offense slowed down considerably from the game the day before. Astros batters had 6 hits all game. Jean Batista and James Howick split the Astros 2 RBI's between them. The Astros also used 5 pitchers in the game, none going longer than 1 inning after starter, Frederick Tiburcio left the game. Tiburicio allowed 4 runs on 5 hits with a walk and 5 K's in his 5 innings of work.
Aberdeen IronBirds 10 Tri-City ValleyCats 5
The ValleyCats allowed two big offensive innings in the 1st and 4th and could not find a way to make it up Sunday. Tri-City also committed 3 errors in the game which added to their dilemma. Andrew Aplin (3-5) and Joe Sclafani (2-4) collected over half of the Astros hits, but neither crossed to plate to score runs. Sclafani had 2 RBI's. Jamaine Cotton came on to pitch 3 scoreless innings of relief and struck out 5 allowing 2 hits. In 13 innings of work, over 8 appearances so far, Cotton has a 1.38 ERA.
Lexington Legends 3 Hagerstown Suns 6
The Legends didn't score outside of the first inning in their game on Sunday and have now lost 6 in a row. Matt Duffy had a hot night at the plate, batting 2 for 3, walking twice with a double. Nolan Fontana drew 3 walks and hit 1 for 2. Delino DeShields picked up his 62nd stolen base of the season Sunday. Jonas Dufek picked up the loss, moving him to 5 and 2 on the season after allowing all 6 runs in 4 innings of work. Thomas Shirley and Gabriel Garcia split the final 4 innings and allowed only a hit between them and struck out 6.
Corpus Christi Hooks 4 Tulsa Drillers 7
Rob Rasmussen was in his debut Sunday for Corpus Christi and the kid had a rough one. Rasmussen and Arcenio Leon, who came on after him, allowed 8 hits together and half of those were HR's. Rasmussen, who ended up allowing 3 runs (2 ER) and 5 hits, also struck out 2 over his 5 innings of work. Leon picked up the loss after allowing 4 more runs on 3 hits and walking 2 in 1 and a 1/3 innings of work. Obviously, the bats weren't completly quiet for Corpus Christi Sunday and Jonathan Villar was a part of that. Villar went 3 for 4 with a walk and a homer. Drew Muren was also swinging the bat well on Sunday, going 2 for 4 with a triple and a long ball of his own.
Oklahoma City RedHawks 3 New Orleans Zephyrs 2
Carlos Corporan seems to have found another way to defeat New Orleans that doesn't involve going 5 for 5. Coporan hit a three run homer in the 2nd to seal the fate of the Zephyrs Sunday. This would be the only scores for Oklahoma City all game. Angel Sanchez still went 3 for 3 at the plate with a walk and a double though. Dallas Keuchel pitched the first 3 innings of the game and gave out a pair hits and nothing else. Aneury Rodriguez, who came on for the next 3 inning shift, didn't allow any hits and picked up the win, his 3rd. Mickey Storey earned his second save after pitching the last inning and striking out 2.
Game of the Day
Stockton Ports 8 Lancaster JetHawks 10
This was an exciting game. The score was tied up twice, once by each team, but once the JetHawks scored the go ahead in the 6th, there was no looking back. George Springer went 4 for 4 at the plate, drew a walk, added a couple RBI'S to his total (63) and cranked out 3 doubles (that's right, I said 3). Springer also stole 2 bases. Enrique Hernandez also had a nice night at the plate, going 3 for 4 with a walk, a run scored, a pair of RBI's and a double of his own. Jorge De Leon got the "W", even after giving up all 8 runs (6 ER) on 11 hits through 6 innings. Carlos Quevedo, in his first appearance out of Lexington, threw 3 huge-hitless innings, striking out 5 and earning the save.
What went right: The JetHawks bats stayed in the game and fought it out. Perseverance (and a rock-steady Quevedo) won this game.
What went wrong: Jorge De Leon allowed 8 runs on 11 hits in 6 innings of work. De Leon better have thanked his team for the win after the game.
Jorge De Leon (W, 2-7)- 6IP 11H 8R 6ER 2BB 2SO HR
Carlos Quevedo (S, 1)- 3IP 0H 0R BB 5 SO
Grant Hogue- 1X4 2R RBI SO
Enrique Hernandez- 3X4 R 2B 2RBI BB SO
Jonathan Meyer- 3X5 R 2B RBI
George Springer- 4X4 2R 3-2B 2RBI BB
Player of the Day: George Springer is the man. It's simple, you go 4 for 4 at the dish with 3 doubles and you get to be player of the day.
Pitcher of the Day: A Tri-City pitcher is going home with it two days in a row now. Jamaine Cotton gets the honor for an impressive ERA of 1.38 over 8 appearance so far this season and for the 3 strong innings he pitched in his longest relief appearance yet this year.