Fresno 3, Albuquerque 1
W- Brad Peacock (2-3)
L- Carlos Hernandez (0-1)
S- Jordan Jankowski (2)
Fresno home runs: Matt Duffy (6, solo in 8th)
The Tacos took the first of 4 from the Isotopes behind a strong pitching performance from Brad Peacock.
Peacock pitched 8 innings and allowed an unearned run on 6 hits, walked 1, and struck out 6. Kevin Chapman retired the only man he faced in the 9th, and Jordan Jankowski recorded the final two outs of the game to get the save.
A.J. Reed opened the scoring with an RBI single in the 1st, and Tyler White drove in another run with a groundout later in the inning. Matt Duffy provided a crucial insurance run in the 8th inning with his solo home run. Reed finished 2-4 with a double, and Colin Moran finished 2-4 as well.
César Valdez will start game 2 of this series. He will face Harrison Musgrave at 7:05 Pacific.
Corpus Christi 5, San Antonio 1
W- Evan Grills (2-1, 5-2 season)
L- Aaron Northcraft (1-1)
CC home runs: None,
The Hooks jumped out to a 4-0 lead after the 1st inning, and Evan Grills and two relievers handcuffed the Missions offense.
Grills pitched 6 innings and allowed a run on 4 hits, walked 3, and struck out 4. In his Texas League debut, Ryan Thompson walked 1 and struck out 3 over 2 scoreless innings, and Eric Peterson worked around a walk to throw a scoreless 9th.
Corpus Christi immediately threatened when they loaded the bases to begin the game; Teoscar Hernandez walked, stole 2nd base, and advanced to 3rd on a Mott Hyde single. D.J. Fisher joined them on the bases after getting hit by a pitch. J.D. Davis drove in the first run of the evening with an RBI single. Nick Tanielu followed with an RBI single of his own, and then Fisher scored on a wild pitch. Tanielu eventually scored on an error that allowed Alfredo Gonzalez to reach base safely. Hyde, who finished 3-5, ripped an RBI double in the top of the 9th to drive in the final run of the evening. Davis finished 2-5, while Hernandez walked twice and stole 2 bases to give him 28 on the season. Teoscar now leads the Astros organization in stolen bases.
The Hooks will look to complete the sweep today as Edison Frias gets the start. He'll take on Kyle Lloyd at 11:05 AM.
California/Carolina League All-Star Game
Bobby Boyd got the start in center field for the California League All-Stars; he tripled in the 4th inning and scored the California League's first run on a C.J. Hinojosa groundout. Garrett Stubbs entered in the 6th inning and caught the remainder of the game. The California League attempted to mount a rally in the bottom of the 9th, and Stubbs chipped in with an RBI double. However, their comeback bid fell short, as the Carolina League All-Stars emerged victorious, 6-4.
Lancaster returns to action tomorrow by welcoming Lake Elsinore to The Hangar for a 4-game series.
Midwest League All-Star Game
Kevin McCanna got the final two outs of the 4th inning, one via strikeout, but not before he allowed a couple of inherited runners to score. The East All-Stars came out on top, 11-10.
The River Bandits will kick off the 2nd half of their season tomorrow as they begin a 4-game series in Wisconsin.
Brooklyn 8, Tri-City 3
W- Raul Jacobson (1-0)
L- Framber Valdez (0-1)
TC home runs: Randy César (1, solo in 2nd), Ronnie Dawson (1, solo in 3rd)
The ValleyCats led 3-0 after 3 innings, but the Cyclones finished this game on an 8-0 run to take the series.
Stephen Wrenn tripled to lead off the game and scored on a Marcos Almonte groundout. Tri-City's other two runs came on solo homers from Randy César in the 2nd and Ronnie Dawson in the 3rd. Rodrigo Ayarza finished 2-4.
Sebastian Kessay pitched 4 innings and allowed 3 runs on 4 hits, walked 2, and struck out 4. Framber Valdez threw 2 scoreless innings, but the wheels fell off for him in the 8th inning. Ultimately, Valdez pitched 2.2 innings and allowed 5 runs (4 earned) on 5 hits, walked 1, and struck out 5. Edgardo Sandoval allowed 1 hit and struck out 1 in 1.1 innings.
The ValleyCats are back home tonight, where they'll begin a 3-game series with Vermont. First pitch is at 7:00 Eastern.
DSL Astros Blue 2, DSL Dodgers2 0 through 4.5 innings
This game was suspended with 2 outs in the top of the 5th due to rain. Orlando Marquez opened the scoring with an RBI single in the 4th, and Ronny Jimenez hit an RBI single of his own in the 5th inning.
Juan Corniel struck out 4 over 4 perfect innings.
I presume that they'll finish this game and then play the regularly scheduled game today, weather permitting.
DSL Astros Orange 7, DSL Phillies2 4
W- Luis Castro (2-0)
L- Leonel Aponte (1-2)
S- Gabriel Pirela (1)
Orange home runs: None.
The Orange team seized control of this game with a 6-run 4th inning.
Anthony Rodriguez walked to lead off the 4th. It looked as if the rally would be snuffed out before it even began, because Hector Martinez and Alvaro Alvarez followed by striking out. However, Bernardo Heras and Jose Miguel Hernandez were both plunked to load the bases, and Kendy Moya promptly cleared them with a triple. Ronaldo Urdaneta followed that with a single, and Ramiro Rodriguez ripped an RBI double to bring Moya home. Gilberto Celestino capped off the scoring in the 4th by smacking a 2-run double. Heras drove in Team Orange's final run of the day with an RBI single in the 7th. Ramiro Rodriguez and Celestino both finished 2-5 on the day.
Humberto Castellanos went 4 innings and allowed 2 runs on 3 hits, walked 2, and struck out 4. Luis Castro was the first man out of the bullpen; he allowed 2 runs (1 earned, 1 inherited runner charged to him), a single, walked 3, and struck out 2. Gabriel Pirela allowed a hit, walked 1, and struck out 1 in 2.2 innings to get the save.
These two teams will play again later this morning. First pitch is at 10:30 AM Eastern.
Evan Grills, LHP, Corpus Christi
W (2-1, 5-2 season), 6 IP, 4 H, ER, 3 BB, 4 K
Mott Hyde, IF, Corpus Christi
3-5, 2B, RBI, R
Brad Peacock, RHP, Fresno
W (2-3), 8 IP, 6 H, unearned run, BB, 6 K