DSL Astros over DSL Mariners 1-0 in 7 innings (Game 1)
Francisco Baso (one inning), Rayderson Chevalier (3.2 innings) and Angel Heredia (2.1 innings) combined for the shut out with Chevalier getting the win. The Astros only got two hits (to the Mariners four hits) but made them count as a Jean Carlos Cortorreal single was followed by a Luis Reynoso RBI double.
DSL Astros over DSL Mariners 9-1 in 7 innings (Game 2)
One win is rare for this DSL team. Two wins is worth a party! Especially a nice lopsided win like this. Edwin Villarroel pitched five innings and allowed one run (none earned) on six hits to get his third win of the season. Harold Arauz and Javier Saucedo pitched the final two innings of hitless ball. The Astros scored in every inning. Really. Standouts were Mesac Laguna as he went two-for-four with a home run, three RBI and scored two runs and Jean Carlos Cortorreal who went one-for-three with two RBI and a walk.
GCL Cardinals over GCL Astros 7-1
Kyle Hallock got his first rehab start and gave up one unearned run over two-thirds of an inning. Edison Frias then followed pitching the bulk of the game and he was very effective as he allowed one run on four hits and no walks with six strikeouts in seven and a third. Juan Mojica got in to a heap of trouble in his third of an inning and ended up getting charged with five runs (four earned) as Ambiorix de Leon was unable to keep two of his runners from scoring. The offense won't take long to write about. Juan Santana got a hit to break up a combined no-hit bid with one out in the eighth. Carlos Correa hit a single in the ninth. Yonathan Mejia drove him in with another single.
Pulaski over Greeneville 9-8 in 10 innings
Michael Feliz got the start giving up three runs on six hits over four and a third innings. Four pitchers came on in relief -- Mike Hauschild was the only one who didn't allow a run. Euris Quezada was charged with the blown save and the loss. It's a shame that the bullpen couldn't hang on to this one because there were some very good offensive performances from Angel Ibanez (2x3 3B RBI BB 2R), Brian Blasik (3x6 RBI R) and Michael Martinez (2x5 RBI BB R). D'Andre Toney hit a two-run shot and Ernesto Genoves had a solo home run.
Tri-City over Aberdeen 12-2 (completed early)
Brian Holmes caught up with teammate Aaron West in getting his sixth win of the season and John Neely pitched the final three as each allowed one run on two hits. Jarrod McKinney put the ValleyCats in the catbird seat in the third inning with his first home run of his professional career, a grand slam to give Tri-City a 7-1 lead. Catfish Elkins was one-for-two with three walks, an RBI and scored three times. Neiko Johnson and Jobduan Morales each drove in two.
West Virginia over Lexington 8-3
Luis Ordosgoitti (L, 5-4) got banged up a bit as he allowed five runs on eight hits in four and a third innings. Gabriel Garcia added on another three before Mitch Lambson and Tommy Shirley shut the door. The Legends didn't manage to get on the board until the sixth when they scored via a Delino DeShields long ball and a Brandon Meredith two-run bomb. The Legends only collected five hits; two of them belonged to Meredith. DeShields swiped his 83rd bag of the season. He is only four away from tying the all-time Astros minor league record.
High Desert over Lancaster 7-5
Tyson Perez allowed five runs (four earned) on nine hits over seven innings and Brad Dydalewicz pitched a perfect frame as the JetHawks scrambled from behind to tie things up in the top of the ninth. Unfortunately, Carlos Quevedo allowed two runs in the bottom of the ninth and was charged with the loss. Erik Castro (21st) and Domingo Santana (18th) hit back to back shots; Roberto Pena hit a two-run single; and Chris Epps hit a triple and was driven in with a Rafy Valenzuela sac fly. Castro and Drew Muren each had two hits.
Arkansas over Corpus Christi 10-4
Asher Wojciechowski got his first loss for the Hooks as he allowed six runs (three earned) on five hits over three innings. Adalberto Flores added on another four in his four innings of work. Kevin Chapman and Jason Stoffel each pitched a scoreless frame. Corpus was never really in this one after Arkansas scored six in the fourth to take an 8-1 lead. Jake Goebbert was two-for-three with a double, walk and scored three runs and Adam Bailey was two-for-four with two doubles and two RBI. George Springer popped out in a pinch hit appearance in his AA debut.
Oklahoma City - Off Day
Player of the Day: A grand salami for your first professional home run? Jarrod McKinney, you're my man.
Pitcher of the Day: The DSL pitching staff deserves kudos for allowing only one total run in two games. Nicely done!