DSL Indians over DSL Astros 3-1 (completion of 8/4 suspended game)
Javier Saucedo gave up three runs on seven hits over six innings pitched (albeit three of the innings were pitched on August 4th and the other three were pitched yesterday) and was charged with the loss. Erick Hurtado pitched the final two quite effectively. The Astros threatened a couple of times but couldn't get anything across after the third inning.
DSL Indians over DSL Astros 7-1 in 7 innings
If I tell you that all four Astros pitchers (Yoiner Angulo, Edwin Villarroel, Jesus Castillo and Angel Heredia) allowed at least one run, but only two of the seven runs were earned runs, that will probably tell you everything you need to know about this game -- three errors, a passed ball, two wild pitches and a hit batter. Ugly. Johan Tomas de la Cruz drove in the only Astros run with a single in the sixth. Pedro Coa was two-for-four with a double; and Mesac Laguna and Marlon Avea also doubled.
GCL Cardinals at GCL Astros - postponed
Elizabethton over Greeneville 7-5
Starter Francis Ramirez gave up three runs in three innings with two of the runs coming via the long ball. After an effective inning from Andrew Walter, Joe Musgrove gave up another three in a rocky two and two-thirds inning appearance and was pegged with the loss. Zach Dando gave up the final run. But the offense was very encouraging as Marc Wik and Rio Ruiz each hit their first professional home runs in the game. Terrell Joyce (2x3) hit his seventh of the season. Jimmy Howick was two-for-four.
Tri-City over Brooklyn 5-2
A good start from Juri Perez (two runs on seven hits over six innings) plus lockdown relief from Jeremiah Meiners (one hit and three strikeouts over three innings) put Tri-City on the brink of clinching a playoff spot. Jesse Wierzbicki was the star of the day, going three-for-five with a RBI. Preston Tucker drove in two.
Greensboro over Lexington 3-1 in 11 innings
This was a pitchers' duel, pure and simple, as the two starting pitchers each allowed only one run on four hits over six innings. Lexington's starter Mike Foltynewicz, with ten strikeouts, had to settle for a no-decision. Murilo Gouvea and Dayan Diaz combined for four innings of scoreless relief, but Tommy Shirley gave up two runs on three hits in the 11th to seal the Legends' fate. Zach Johnson was two-for-five with a double and his 106th RBI of the season. Jordan Kreke was also two-for-five and scored the Legends only run. Lexington has now lost 6 in a row.
Lancaster over Rancho Cucamonga 13-6
Nick Tropeano earned his fourth win with the JetHawks (10th win of the season) despite allowing four unearned runs on five hits with seven strikeouts in his seven innings. Kenny Long gave up his first run as a JetHawk and Jorge de Leon allowed the final run. Erik Castro was a one-man wrecking crew as he went three-for-five with a two-run home run in the second and a grand slam in the seventh. Delino DeShields contributed with a two-run triple and stole his 90th bag of the season. Every Lancaster starter except for Robert Pena got into the hit column, including two-hit nights from DeShields and Jio Mier and three-hit nights from Domingo Santana and Castro.
Corpus Christi over Midland 7-1
Big Bobby Doran was in beast mode and earned the win as he allowed no runs on four hits with a career high 10 strikeouts in five and a third innings. Alex Sogard kept the shutout alive through two and a two-thirds innings, but Arcenio Leon allowed the lone Midland run in the ninth. Most of the Hooks offense came late, including a Chris Wallace two-run double in the sixth and a Robbie Grossman two-run home run in the seventh. Austin Wates was two-for-four with a triple and a RBI.
Round Rock over Oklahoma City 4-1
Rudy Owens has yet to get a win as an Astro and he took another loss Tuesday night after allowing two runs on four hits in six innings of work. Enerio del Rosario gave up another two runs in one inning. The only Redhawks run scored on an Angel Sanchez single. Matt Dominguez was three-for-four and scored a run. Brad Snyder was two-for-four with two doubles.
Player of the Day: Erik Castro had been in a slump. Nothing like a two home run, six RBI night to break a slump. He now has 23 home runs and 98 RBI for the season. Great job, Erik!
Pitcher of the Day: The hands down winner is Bobby Doran. Not only did he get a career high ten strikeouts in his five and a third innings of shut out ball, he also earned his fifth win with Corpus (13th of the season) to bring the Hooks that much closer to clinching a playoff spot.