Bluefield over Greeneville 5-2
Francis Ramirez got the loss despite only allowing one run on four hits over four innings as Greeneville trailed this one from the start and waited until the eighth to put a notch in the run column. Michael Dimock allowed an additional run in his inning of work before giving way to Joe Musgrove who, despite pitching a very effective sixth inning, got into trouble in the seventh. After one quick out, Musgrove gave up a double followed by a triple followed by a wild pitch followed by an ejection and three more runs had scored before all was said and done. Tanner Bushue pitched clean up with two and two-thirds innings in which he allowed only one hit while striking out five. This is just the latest in a nice string of work for Bushue. Greeneville was held to four hits and Brian Blasik had two of them and drove in one. Mike Martinez drove in the other run. Greeneville only has one game remaining on the schedule.
Lowell over Tri-City 3-2
Starter Juri Perez gave up three runs in the first inning and was pegged with his first loss of the season. Perez allowed no further runs in his six innings. Jamaine Cotton, Blake Ford and Scott Zuloaga combined for scoreless relief. Tri-City scored their two runs in the second on a two-run Jarrod McKinney home run but were never able to scratch out another run despite a lead-off triple from Ryan Dineen in one inning and a Joe Sclafani lead-off double in the next.
Lexington - Off Day
Lancaster over Lake Elsinore 12-4
Colton Cain finally got that elusive first win since coming to the Astros organization. He had a solid start (two runs on four hits over six innings) but his team staking him to an 8-1 lead by the time the third inning was over didn't hurt either. Jose Trinidad gave up two runs in his two innings of work while Andrew Robinson allowed only one single in the ninth. Delino DeShields set the tone early hitting a triple in the first JetHawks at bat. He would end the night three-for-five with two triples and his 97th stolen base of the season. Home runs from Rafy Valenzuela (4th), Domingo Santana (20th) and Telvin Nash (27th) and doubles from Andrew Aplin and Jonathan Meyer added to the extra base onslaught. Telvin Nash ended the night with four RBI to go with his three strikeouts. The JetHawks have now padded their wild card lead to three games over Lake Elsinore and Rancho Cucamonga with seven games left to play.
Corpus Christi over San Antonio 3-0
Ross Seaton pitched a beauty as he and Erick Abreu combined to shut out the Missions. Seaton earned his eighth win as he allowed only four hits and no walks with nine strikeouts over seven innings while Erick Abreu earned his second save with a perfect eighth and ninth. Jon Singleton had a great three-for-four night with a double and a stolen base, but it was Ross Seaton's two-run triple that gave the Hooks all the runs they would need for the win.
Oklahoma City over Albuquerque 6-1
Despite walking five in five innings, Jarred Cosart got a quality start as he allowed only one run on five hits. What he didn't get was the win as the Redhawks scored late. Enerio del Rosario got the "W" as he allowed only one hit in his two innings of work. He was followed by Garrett Mock striking out the side in the eighth and a perfect ninth from Chuckie Fick. OKC finally got on the board in the seventh courtesy of a two-run single from Brad Snyder, a sac fly from Matt Downs and a solo home run from Mike Hessman (his 32nd). Snyder and Hessman would also factor in the scoring in the eighth as Snyder drove in another run with a single and Hessman drew a bases loaded walk. Carlos Corporan was two-for-three with a double, a walk and stole his second base of the season. Snyder, Downs, J.D. Martinez and Matt Dominguez each had two hits as well. Jordan Schafer was 0-for-two with a walk in his rehab appearance.
Pitcher of the Day: Ross Seaton not only set a career total in strikeouts in a totally dominating performance, he did it all last night, hitting a two-out, two-run triple and subsequently scoring.
Player of the Day: Delino DeShields, come on down. Triples are rare. Two triples in a game plus stealing your 97th bag of the season is out of this world.