DSL Royals over DSL Astros 5-4
Francisco Baso got a two inning start, his fifth short start with the DSL and he preserved his 0.00 ERA. Rayderson Chevalier and Johan Arias didn't fare as well in their appearances as they allowed five runs (three earned) between them. Luis Abad and Angel Heredia finished things off with scoreless appearances. Buca's hero from yesterday, Hector Roa, had another good outing as he went two-for-five with a double. Luis Reynoso and Mesac Laguna were two-for-five as well and each had an RBI and Reynoso stole two bags to boot. The Astros came close late in this one, but fell short.
GCL Astros over GCL Cardinals 9-3
Brandon Culbreth got the start and his first win of the season to go along with it, and Raul Rivera got his first save. Darwin Rivera went four-for-five with a double and scored twice. Yonathan Mejia was three-for-five with two RBIs, scored one run and swiped a bag. Teoscar Hernandez was two-for-four with a double, RBI, scored two runs and stole two bases. Edwin Gomez had two hits, an RBI and two runs scored as well.
Greeneville over Bristol 10-0
Frederick Tiburcio pitched a beauty, seven innings of scoreless ball with four hits, four walks and seven strikeouts. Perfect innings from Brad Propst and Andrew Walter preserved the shutout. D'Andre Toney, Michael Martinez and Ernesto Genoves had multi-hit games and Rio Ruiz and Genoves doubled. Everyone in the lineup either got a hit or an RBI or both for a true team win. Appy Astros has an eyewitness account.
New York-Penn League All-Star Game
The National League All-Stars prevailed over the American League All-Stars 8-1. Austin Elkins came in to pinch hit and stayed in to play second base. He was one-for-two with a two run single and scored a run. Tyler Heineman was 0-for-two. Aaron West gave up one hit with one strikeout in his inning of work. Brian Holmes gave up one walk in his inning. And Blake Ford gave up the American League's only run via a home run in his inning of work.
Lexington over Savannah 10-1
Mike Foltynewicz got the start and once again dominated. I know that the powers that be are sensitive to playoff runs by the various teams, but Folty really deserves a call up. In his 14th win, he allowed no runs on four hits and one walk with six strikeouts. Lambson pitched one scoreless before Gabriel Garcia allowed the only run of the night for Savannah. Justin (GoGo) Gominsky WentWent with a three-for-four outing with a walk, four RBIs, and a run scored. Brandon Meredith also had a big night - two-for-five with a double, triple, two RBI and crossed the plate twice. Jordan Kreke and Zach Johnson both had multi-hit nights as well.
Oklahoma City over Fresno 4-3
Thankfully the 10-game OKC losing streak is at an end because this was my next step. Fernando Abad got the win in his second start since being converted back to a starter. He allowed two runs on eight hits and a walk with three strikeouts over five innings. Brian Bass, Garrett Mock and Hector Ambriz combined for relief with Mock allowing one run. The Redhawks took the lead in the fifth and held on. Matt Downs and Brad Snyder homered. Jimmy Paredes was two-for-four with a double, RBI, run and two stolen bases. J.B. Shuck got two hits and stole a bag as well.
High Desert over Lancaster 8-4
Blair Walters pitched five and a third and allowed four runs (two earned) on seven hits while striking out seven. Pat Urckfitz then took it through the eighth allowing only one hit before handing the ball to the usually dependable Andrew Robinson for the 4-4 tie in the ninth. A Jio Mier error led to two of Robinson's four runs being unearned as he gave up three singles and a walk while only recording two outs. Jose Trinidad recorded the final out of the ninth but not before allowing a two-run double. The resultant four-run lead proved to be too much for the JetHawks to overcome. A Drew Muren RBI single and a Telvin Nash three-run tater accounted for all of Lancaster's scoring in the fourth inning. Domingo Santana was en fuego going three-for-three with a double, walk and run scored. Andrew Aplin was two-for-five and Nash was two-for-four.
Player of the Day: I've got to GoGo with GoGo Gominsky for his four RBI night, but a tip of the cap to Telvin Nash for his three-run bomb, his 24th of the season.