DSL Astros over DSL Dodgers 10-3
Really? Wow! Elieser Hernandez pitched one perfect inning followed by a very unperfect inning from Geronimo Franzua (three runs on three hits). Javier Saucedo then took the biggest chunk (one hit in five innings) and got a W for his trouble. Angel Heredia earned his second save with two perfect frames to close it out. Down 3-0 going into the bottom of the fifth, the Astros put up a couple of big innings to come from behind. Home runs from Johan Tomas de la Cruz and Marlon Avea, a triple from Jean Carlos Cortorreal and a double from Mesac Laguna helped power the offense.
GCL Astros at GCL Marlins - suspended in the middle of the fourth inning
Kyle Hallock got his second rehab start, allowing two runs on four hits and a walk in two innings. Jandel Gustave pitched one inning, allowing only a walk before the game was suspended. Teoscar Hernandez got the only Astro hit, a single in the fourth.
Bristol over Greeneville 3-2
Michael Feliz got the loss as one bad inning derailed an otherwise good outing. Feliz pitched four and a third and gave up three runs on two hits and four walks with eight strikeouts. Unfortunately, one of the two hits was a triple after he had walked the bases loaded. Ouch. Christian Garcia and Jordan Jankowski provided effective relief, but Greeneville never scored after the third inning. Carlos Correa drove in one run with a triple and Ariel Ovando drove in the other with a double. Ovando was two-for-four as was Michael Martinez.
Tri-City over Brooklyn 4-2
Lance Day earned his fifth win with a five and a third inning outing in which he allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits. Euris Quezada, Scott Zuloaga, Jamaine Cotton and Blake Ford provided scoreless relief with Ford earning his 14th save of the season. Tri-City led from the fifth inning on largely on the strength of an Emilio King two-run home run. Jean Batista had a strong debut for Tri-City going two-for-three with a steal. Dan Gulbransen drove in the other two runs with sac flies.
Rome over Lexington 5-0
Luis Ordosgoitti gave up five runs (three earned) on seven hits over five and a third innings and went to 5-5 for the season. Mitch Lambson and Dayan Diaz shut the door, but Lexington never got anything going as they only managed three hits off the Rome staff with Chan Moon getting two of those, including a double. Justin Gominsky was one-for-two and walked twice.)
High Desert over Lancaster 4-3
Nick Tropeano gave up three runs (one earned) on seven hits in 6.2 innings. Chia-Jen Lo and Kenny Long kept the scored tied through their appearances, but Andrew Robinson got the hard luck loss as he allowed one unearned run to score in the top of the ninth to break the tie. Telvin Nash hit his 25th home run and Jio Mier appears to be back in good form as he went two-for-three with a double.
Corpus Christi over Arkansas 5-1
An excellent start from Bobby Doran as he allowed only one run via the long ball on three hits over seven innings followed by two innings of scoreless ball from Jake Buchanan. The Hooks led early and never let up. Drew Locke set the tone early with a two-run inside the park home run in the first inning. Bobby Borchering was two-for-three with a double, a triple and two RBI, and Ben Orloff was two-for-three with a double.
Fresno over Oklahoma City 5-1
Despite a decent start from Rudy Owens (two runs on five hits over five and two-thirds), he was charged with the loss as the Redhawks never got much going offensively. Brian Sanches pitched a perfect one and a third and was followed by Garrett Mock's three runs on three hits. Oklahoma City was held to four singles and a Jimmy Paredes double. The lone run of the game came as Matt Downs scored on a passed ball in the bottom of the ninth.
Player of the Day: Bobby Borchering gets the nod for a double, triple, walk, run and two RBI.
Pitcher of the Day: Big Bobby Doran, come on down!