Fresno 8, Round Rock 1
W- Jordan Jankowski (1-2)
L- Eric Jokisch (2-2)
Fresno home runs: Tyler White (10, 2-run in 8th)
The top third of the Grizzlies' batting order laid waste to the Express in game 1.
Alex Bregman (2B, 3 R, 2 SB), Tyler White (2-R HR, 2 R), and Preston Tucker (2B, RBI, R) all finished 3-5 on the evening. Bregman scored the game's first run in the 1st inning on a Colin Moran single. White and Tucker singled to lead off the 3rd inning and they both scored on a 2-run single from Jon Singleton. Later in the inning, Max Stassi ripped a 2-run double. Tucker smacked an RBI double in the 6th, and White capped it off with a 2-run home run, his 10th of the season. Moran finished 2-5, and Bregman's two stolen bases give him 7 on the season.
Brady Rodgers was Fresno's scheduled starter for this game, but he was scratched due to an injury. As a result, Brendan McCurry started a game for the first time as a professional baseball player. He went 2 innings and allowed 5 hits, walked 2, and struck out 1. Jordan Jankowski tagged in to throw 3 scoreless; he allowed 2 hits, walked 2, and fanned 5. Kevin Chapman and Jandel Gustave threw 2 innings apiece; the Express spoiled the shutout bid with a run off of Chapman in the 7th. He allowed 3 hits, walked 2, and struck out 3. Gustave issued a walk and struck out 2.
Joe Musgrove will start game 2 of this series. He'll face Nick Martinez at 7:05.
Corpus Christi 3, Midland 2
W- Kent Emanuel (3-0)
L- Daniel Gossett (2-4)
S- Chris Cotton (1)
CC home runs: None.
The Hooks got a fine start from Kent Emanuel and fended off an 8th-inning rally from the Hounds to get the victory.
Emanuel allowed 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 5 over 7 shutout innings. Midland got to Aaron West for 2 runs in the 8th; he allowed 3 hits and walked 1. Chris Cotton walked 1 and struck out 1 in a scoreless 9th to get the save.
James Ramsay finished 2-3 and opened the scoring with an RBI single in the 2nd. He then stole 2nd base (3), advanced to 3rd on the errant throw down to 2nd, and scored on a wild pitch. Conrad Gregor added a sac fly in the 8th, which turned out to be huge, as the RockHounds scored 2 in the bottom of the 8th. J.D. Davis went 3-4 and scored a run.
In game 3 of this series, Cy Sneed will take on Joel Seddon. First pitch is at 6:30.
Rancho Cucamonga 8, Lancaster 3
W- Isaac Anderson (1-0)
L- Josh James (7-3)
Lancaster home runs: None.
Rancho rocked the JetHawks with a 6-run 3rd inning.
Josh James bore the brunt of the Quakes' assault as he allowed 8 runs on 9 hits (2-run and 3-run homers), walked 2, and struck out 9. Kevin McCanna allowed a hit, walked 1, and struck out 3 over 2 scoreless.
Trent Woodward put Lancaster on the board with an RBI single in the 6th. Jason Martin and Jamie Ritchie hit RBI singles in the 8th inning. Ramon Laureano went 3-4 to extend his hitting streak to 14 games.
In the series finale, Rogelio Armenteros will take on Josh Sborz. First pitch is at 7:05 Pacific.
Quad Cities was off
They will be off today as well. The Banditos will welcome the Dayton Dragons to Modern Woodmen Park for a 3-game series beginning tomorrow.
Tri-City 6, Batavia 3
W- Framber Valdez (2-1, 3-1 season)
L- Jordan Holloway (0-3)
S- Nick Hernandez (3)
TC home runs: Ronnie Dawson (5, 2-run in 7th)
The ValleyCats got out to a fast start and kept the Muckdogs in check.
Carmen Benedetti opened the scoring with a 2-run single in the 1st inning. One batter later, Randy César hit an RBI single of his own. Chuckie Robinson added an RBI single in the 5th, and Ronnie Dawson whacked a 2-run home run in the 7th. Robinson and Rodrigo Ayarza both finished 2-4, while César went 3-3 and scored twice.
Edgardo Sandoval struck out 1 in 2 innings; the only person to reach base against him did so after getting plunked. Framber Valdez tagged in for 5 innings and allowed a run on 5 hits, walked 2, and struck out 9. Howie Brey pitched the 8th and allowed 2 runs on 2 hits (solo homer), walked 1, and struck out 1. Nick Hernandez struck out 2 in a 1-2-3 9th to get the save.
The series finale is in progress. Enrique Chavez is taking on Jose Diaz.
Greeneville 4, Bluefield 3
W- Abdiel Saldaña (1-0)
L- Jose Espada (0-4)
Greeneville home runs: None.
The Appy Astros tied the game at 1 in the bottom of the 8th. Bluefield responded with 2 in the top of the 9th to re-take the lead, and then Greeneville snatched victory from the jaws of defeat. The sweep of the Blue Jays now gives the Appy Astros 8 consecutive wins.
Vicente Sanchez doubled to lead off the bottom of the 8th, advanced to 3rd on a sac bunt, and scored Greeneville's first run on a Tyler Wolfe sac fly. The fun really started in the bottom of the 9th, though.
Bryan De La Cruz and Luis Payano led off the final frame with singles, and Frankeny Fernandez promptly tied the game with a 2-run double. Reiny Beltre reached on an error, and they both advanced a base after Ruben Castro grounded out. Sanchez got a free pass to first base, to set up a force anywhere, but that would not be needed, because Marcos Almonte hit the walk-off sacrifice fly to bring Fernandez home. Payano finished 2-4 and was the only Greeneville player with a multi-hit game.
Ricardo Castro allowed an unearned run on 5 hits and struck out 4 over 5.2 innings. Abdiel Saldaña pitched the final 3.1 innings and allowed 2 runs, both in the 9th, on 5 hits and struck out 6.
Jorge Guzman will make his Greeneville debut tonight as they begin a 3-game series in Johnson City. He'll take on David Oca at 7:00 Eastern.
GCL Astros 4, GCL Cardinals 1
W- Enoli Paredes (1-2)
L- Artie Reyes (0-1)
S- Cristian Javier (1)
GCL home runs: None.
The Kissimmee Stros' pitchers turned in dominant performances on the mound on Monday.
In his first appearance since June 23, Yeyfry Del Rosario struck out 2 in a 1-2-3 1st inning. Enoli Paredes and Cristian Javier followed with 4 scoreless innings apiece. Paredes allowed 2 hits and struck out 6, while Javier allowed an unearned run on an error following a triple and struck out 9; at one point, he struck out 7 Cardinals in a row.
All 4 of the GCL club's runs came in the 4th inning. L.P. Pelletier walked to lead off the inning and eventually scored on a force out. Later in the inning, Cristopher Luciano hit an RBI single, and Juan Piñeda smacked a 2-run double. Joan Mauricio finished 3-4 with a double, while Piñeda and Carlos Machado had 2 hits apiece. Machado is now on a 7-game hitting streak.
DSL Rays1 4, DSL Astros Blue 3 in 12 innings
W- Stanly Sabino (3-0)
L- Jesus Bernaez (1-2)
Blue home runs: None.
The Rays tied the game in the bottom of the 9th and walked off with the win in extras.
Ronny Jimenez put the Blue team on the board with a sac fly in the 6th inning. Orlando Marquez grounded into a force out in the 7th that allowed Angel De Leon to score, and he ended up scoring himself when Ozziel Sanchez-Galan got caught in a rundown between 1st and 2nd and held out long enough for him to cross the plate. Alfredo Angarita finished 2-4.
Felipe Tejada went 5 innings and allowed a 2-run homer to Moises Cabrera in the 4th inning. He allowed one other hit, walked 3, and struck out 5. Carlos Perdomo was the first man out and in 3 innings, he walked 1, and struck out 3. Yeremi Ceballos allowed an unearned run, a hit, and walked 1 in the 9th. Jesus Bernaez allowed the winning run, which was unearned, with 2 outs in the 12th. In 2.2 innings, he allowed 2 hits and fanned 1.
DSL Astros Orange 7, DSL Mets2 4
W- Kilvio Peralta (2-0)
L- Joel Romero (1-3)
S- Cristofer Melendez (1)
Orange home runs: None.
The Orange team took control of this one with 3 in the bottom of the 7th.
Ramiro Rodriguez hit an infield single in the 1st, and on the ensuing error, Kendy Moya scored the first run of the day. Enmanuel Valdez hit a sac fly in the 4th, and in the 5th inning, Vicente Mota stole home for the second time this season.
Hector Martinez sparked the 7th-inning rally by leading it off with a single. He got caught stealing 2nd, but Mota replaced him on the bases after hitting a single. He moved to 2nd on a passed ball, made it to 3rd on a balk, and scored on a wild pitch. Jose Carrillo hit a 2-run single to put the Orange team in front. Gilberto Celestino scored the final run of the day on an error in the 8th. He and Mota both finished 2-4 with a double and 2 runs scored.
Diosward Gonzalez pitched 5 innings and allowed 4 runs (1 earned) on 7 hits, walked 1, and struck out 5. Kilvio Peralta tagged in for 3 innings and allowed a hit, walked 1, and fanned 3. Cristofer Melendez worked around a walk to finish it off, striking out 1 in the 9th.
Photo by Bryan Green
Enoli Paredes, RHP, GCL Astros
W (1-2), 4 IP, 2 H, 6 K
Photo by Bryan Green
Cristian Javier, RHP, GCL Astros
Save (1), 4 IP, H, unearned run, 9 K
Framber Valdez, LHP, Tri-City
W (2-1, 3-1 season), 5 IP, 5 H, ER, 2 BB, 9 K
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Ricardo Castro, RHP, Greeneville
5.2 IP, 5 H, unearned run, 4 K
Kent Emanuel, LHP, Corpus Christi
W (3-0), 7 IP, 4 H, BB, 5 K
James Ramsay, OF, Corpus Christi
2-3, RBI, R, SB (3)
Randy César, 3B, Tri-City
3-3, RBI, 2 R