DSL Athletics at DSL Astros - cancelled
I'm broken hearted that I won't have a DSL game to recap today.
GCL Marlins over GCL Astros 7-3
Agapito Barrios went to 1-5 for the season as he allowed five runs (four earned) on five hits over four innings of work. Ambiorix de Leon pitched two scoreless, followed by three innings from Alan Abreu in which he gave up two runs (one earned) on four hits. The Astros scored three in the bottom of the first for a promising start, but only managed to get four base runners the rest of the game. Edwin Gomez has been on a roll as of late, going two-for-four with a double and an RBI yesterday and hitting .389 over his last 10 games. Luis de la Rosa and Yonathan Mejia both hit RBI doubles; and Teoscar Hernandez was two-for-three with a walk and scored a run.
Greeneville over Danville 7-3
With this win, the Greeneville crew has now worked their way closer to a possible playoff berth and is now only a half a game back with only five games left to play. They will need a little help from Johnson City, though, as there are no head-to-head matches left between the two teams. Daniel Minor got his third straight win in as many starts as he allowed three runs (only one earned) on four hits in seven innings. His ERA for August is 0.35. Michael Dimock allowed only one hit in his two innings. Greeneville matched runs with Danville until the Astros opened things up in the fifth and sixth with five runs. Brian Blasik, newly named Appy League All-Star, was two-for-five with two RBI and scored a run; Terrell Joyce drove in two; and Marc Wik was two-for-four with an RBI double and scored twice. Jean Batista, now with the ValleyCats, was also named an Appy League All-Star.
Tri-City over Brooklyn 2-1 in 11 innings
Brian Holmes got the start, giving up two runs on six hits and four walks over five innings of work. He was followed by three scoreless frames from Euris Quezada and two and a third innings from Travis Ballew (one run on two hits). Scott Zuloaga and John Neely (S, 3) faced one batter each to close things out. Ballew was credited with his fifth win in relief. Jesse Wierzbicki was a one man wrecking crew as he hit for the cycle, including a two-run bomb in the 11th that gave the ValleyCats the win, drove in three and scored twice. Wierzbicki is hitting .378/.439/.541 over the last 10 games.Preston Tucker was two-for-five and scored twice. He is hitting .347 in the 30 games he's played in so far this season.
Charleston over Lexington 10-9 in 11 innings
This one was a heartbreaker in more than one way. Down 8-3 going into the bottom of the eighth, the Legends took a 9-8 lead as they put up a six spot in the frame, but ultimately couldn't hold on as Murilo Gouvea was charged with the blown save and Gabriel Garcia was pegged with the loss. Lexington is now on an eight game skid. Starting pitcher Luis Ordosgoitti was less than sharp, allowing four runs on seven hits in only three innings and was followed by Evan Grills (three runs on three hits in three and a third) and Thomas Shirley (one run on two hits in one and two thirds). There was some good offense from the Legends in this one, but it wasn't enough to counter the sketchy pitching. Jordan Scott (2x5 RBI R), Zach Johnson (2x5 2B RBI), Brandon Meredith (2x5 BB R SB), Nolan Fontana (2x4 2B 3RBI 2BB 2R), Jobduan Morales (3x6 R) and Justin Gominsky (2x4 2RBI) all contributed to the cause. Zach Johnson now has 37 doubles and 107 RBI for the season.
Midland at Corpus Christi - suspended in the middle of the 5th
Corpus Christi was up 2-0 when the lights went out ... literally. The game will resume at 5:00 p.m. CST today and will be followed by the regularly scheduled game.
Lancaster over Rancho Cucamonga 10-0
David Martinez earned his eighth win in a combined shutout, as he allowed eight hits and two walks with six strikeouts. Chia-Jen Lo and Brad Dydalewicz kept the shutout alive through the final two innings. Grant Hogue was en fuego -- three-for-three with an RBI and two runs scored, including a steal of home.
One of the more impressive things I've seen on a baseball field was
@grant_hogue stealing home tonight. #fastestkidalive
There was a lot of thievery going on as Drew Muren and Delino DeShields each swiped a bag as well. DeShields is now at 93 for the season. And not to be outdone, Carlos Perez (2x3 2-2B RBI BB 3R) displayed some decent wheels as well.
Catcher Carlos Perez just tagged and scored from 2nd base on a fly ball to right field.
Oklahoma City over Iowa 2-1
Jose Cisnero had a solid start, giving up one run on three hits over six innings to earn his third win with the Redhawks. Brian Bass and Jose Valdez (S, 18) combined for three innings of scoreless relief. Cisnero also contributed offensively as he hit a two-run double for his first professional hit EVER. The Redhawks only managed three other hits in the game, all singles.
Player of the Day: If you hit for the cycle and get the game-winning run in with a two-run homer in extra innings, you too can be my Player of the Day. Jesse Wierzbicki, you're the man!
Pitcher of the Day: Seven innings of shutout ball? David Martinez it is!
Star of the Day: I'm creating a special category just for today for Jose Cisnero. He only allowed one run on three hits in his start and then drove in both of the team's runs with his first professional hit. That deserves a special acknowledgment.