Fresno 8, Las Vegas 1
W- Brady Rodgers (10-3)
L- Darin Gorski (3-2)
Fresno home runs: Teoscar Hernandez (4, 10 season; solo in 7th)
The Grizzlies blasted the 51s with a 7-run 3rd inning, and Brady Rodgers turned in yet another fine start. Fresno won this series 3-2.
Rodgers allowed a run on 5 hits and struck out 4 in 7 innings. Kevin Chapman pitched the final 2 innings and allowed a hit, walked 1, and struck out 1.
A.J. Reed opened up the scoring with a 2-run single in the 3rd inning. The Grizzlies ended up scoring 7 in that inning; Teoscar Hernandez smacked a 2-run double and came around to score on a Jon Singleton single. With two outs in the inning, Andrew Aplin and Max Stassi hit back-to-back RBI doubles. Teoscar finished 3-4 and smacked a solo home run in the 7th.
The Grizzlies are on the road now, and their first stop is Reno. Joe Musgrove will start the opener of this 4-game series against Edwin Escobar at 7:05 Pacific.
Corpus Christi 5, Midland 4
W- Ryan Thompson (1-1, 3-2 season)
L- Jake Sanchez (5-5)
CC home runs: None.
The Hounds scored their 4 runs in the final two innings, but the Hooks withstood that assault and managed to walk off with the win.
J.D. Davis put Corpus on the board with a 2-run double in the 3rd and Nick Tanielu brought him home with a double. Both teams scored a run in the 8th inning; the Hooks' run came in the form of a Chase McDonald sac fly, which pushed the lead to 4-1. Midland had designs on extra innings after scoring 3 in the top of the 9th to tie the game, but Mott Hyde and Tony Nuñez weren't having any of that. Hyde tripled to lead off the bottom of the 9th and scored the winning run on Nuñez's single.
Nuñez finished 2-4, and his second hit of the night was the game-winner. Garrett Stubbs went 3-4 with a double and 2 runs scored.
Keegan Yuhl allowed 5 hits and struck out 2 over 5 shutout innings. Eric Peterson was the first man out of the Corpus bullpen, and in 2.1 innings, he allowed a run, which was an inherited runner that was charged to him, on 2 hits and struck out 2. Albert Minnis recorded the final two outs of the 8th, one via strikeout, and allowed a hit. Aaron West got 2 outs in the 9th, but the Hounds tied the game with 3 runs off of him on 3 hits. All three runs were unearned; West walked 1 and struck out 1. Ryan Thompson got the last out of the 9th without any further incident.
Kent Emanuel will start game 3 of this series. He'll face Joel Seddon at 7:05.
Lancaster 5, Bakersfield 2
W- Dean Deetz (6-5)
L- Anthony Misiewicz (6-9)
S- Kevin Comer (2)
Lancaster home runs: Osvaldo Duarte (2, 6 season; solo in 3rd), Jamie Ritchie (6, solo in 4th), Jason Martin (17, solo in 6th)
The JetHawks secured their 4th consecutive win behind three solo blasts and a nice outing from Dean Deetz.
Deetz went 6 innings and allowed a run on 4 hits, walked 3, and struck out 7. His fellow Missourian, Alex Winkelman, tagged in and threw 2.1 innings, allowing a run (inherited runner charged to him) on 4 hits, walking 2, and striking out 3. Kevin Comer got the final two outs of the game, striking out 1. The run that was charged to Winkelman scored on a groundout.
Drew Ferguson scored the first run of the night on a wild pitch in the 2nd inning. Marc Wik, who was batting at the time, drove in another run with a groundout. The last three Lancaster runs all came on solo home runs. Osvaldo Duarte clubbed one in the 3rd, Jamie Ritchie launched his in the 4th, and Jason Martin smacked his in the 6th inning. Duarte, Martin, and Ferguson all finished with 2 hits on the night.
In game 3 of this series, Akeem Bostick will take on Art Warren. First pitch is at 7:30 Pacific.
Peoria 10, Quad Cities 4
W- Derian Gonzalez (5-0)
L- Elieser Hernandez (4-3, 5-7 season)
QC home runs: None.
Well, the River Bandits prevented a big inning... but they couldn't keep the Chiefs from scoring in almost every inning.
Quad Cities scored 2 in the 6th on a Dex McCall sac fly and a Stephen Wrenn groundout. Wrenn added an RBI single to his ledger in the 8th and came around to score on a Pat Porter double. Porter finished 3-4 with 2 doubles, and Myles Straw went 2-4 with a run scored.
Elieser Hernandez went 5 innings and allowed 7 runs (5 earned) on 11 hits (solo homer), walked 2, and struck out 3. Zac Person was the first man out of the Banditos bullpen, and he allowed 3 runs on 7 hits (solo homer), walked 1, and struck out 2 in 2.2 innings. Adam Whitt struck out 2 over 1.1 perfect innings.
Tonight, the River Bandits will begin a 4-game series in Beloit. Framber Valdez will make his Midwest League debut, and he'll take on Brendan Butler at 7:00.
Connecticut 2, Tri-City 1
W- Clate Schmidt (1-0)
L- Angelo Serrano (0-1, 1-2 season)
S- Mark Ecker (4)
TC home runs: None.
Both teams have won a 2-1 game in this series.
Ronnie Dawson's RBI double in the 9th inning was Tri-City's only scoring play. He was thrown out at the plate trying to score the tying run. Taylor Jones, who struck out but was able to reach base safely, was stranded at 2nd to end the game.
Erasmo Pinales allowed 4 hits, walked 4, and struck out 2 in 4.1 innings. Angelo Serrano got the final two outs of the 5th inning, but the Tigers scored their 2 runs off of him in the 6th; one of them was an inherited runner that was charged to him. Serrano allowed 2 triples and struck out 1. Sebastian Kessay took ownership of the 6th and pitched the final 3 innings, allowing a hit, walking 2, and striking out 5.
Edgardo Sandoval will start the series finale. He'll face Austin Sodders at 7:05 Eastern.
Greeneville 5, Bluefield 4 in 10 innings
W- Devin Raftery (3-0)
L- Andrew Deramo (0-1)
S- Devon Carr (1)
Greeneville home runs: Miguelangel Sierra (10, 2-run in 7th)
This was the game from Thursday that got suspended.
Jorge Alcala pitched 3 innings and allowed 2 hits, walked 2, and struck out 4. Ricardo Castro came on after play resumed, and he went 3.2 innings, allowing 2 runs on 6 hits (solo homer), walked 2, and struck out 2. Abdiel Saldaña got the final out of the 7th with a strikeout and issued a walk to lead off the 8th. Devin Raftery was next, and he allowed a 2-run home run to the first batter he faced; Saldaña's runner scored on the play. Raftery went 2 innings and allowed one other hit, walked 2, and struck out 2. Devon Carr struck out 1 in a 1-2-3 9th.
Bryan De La Cruz had an RBI groundout in the 4th before play was halted. Connor MacDonald led off the 6th with a double, and he eventually scored on a wild pitch. Miguelangel Sierra launched a 2-run home run in the 7th inning to break the 2-2 tie. However, Bluefield scored 2 in the 8th to tie, and 9 innings was not enough to decide a victor. It didn't take too long, though. Troy Sieber hit a one-out double in the 10th, and two wild pitches later, he scored what turned out to be the winning run. He finished 2-5, while Ruben Castro went 3-3 at the bottom of the order.
Bluefield 2, Greeneville 1 in 8 innings
W- Angel Alicea (1-0)
L- Ben Smith (0-1)
Greeneville home runs: None.
The Appy Astros walked off with a loss in the regularly scheduled game.
Gabriel Bracamonte's sac fly in the 2nd was their only scoring play.
In his Appalachian League debut, Cristian Javier went 4 innings and allowed an unearned run on 3 hits and struck out 7. The Blue Jays scored the winning run off of Ben Smith with 2 outs in the 8th inning. Smith went 3.2 innings and allowed 2 hits, walked 4, and struck out 2.
In the series finale, Carlos Hiraldo will take on Jose Espada. First pitch is at 7:05 Eastern.
DSL Astros Blue 4, DSL Red Sox1 4 through 7 innings
This game was suspended by rain. Felipe Tejada allowed one run on a sac fly, a single, walked 1, and struck out 4 in 6 innings.
DSL Mets2 8, DSL Astros Orange 4
W- Jorge Cespedes (2-0)
L- Cristofer Melendez (4-1)
S- Willy Taveras (2)
Orange home runs: Enmanuel Valdez (4, 2-run in 1st), Ramiro Rodriguez (3, solo in 5th)
The Mets 2 scored 4 in the 5th to take the lead and closed the game on an 8-1 run.
Enmanuel Valdez finished 3-4, and he opened the scoring with a 2-run homer in the 1st. Juan Infante smacked an RBI triple in the 2nd, and Ramiro Rodriguez launched a solo shot in the 5th.
Diosward Gonzalez went 4.1 innings and allowed 4 runs (3 earned) on 5 hits (solo and 2-run homers) and fanned 3. Cristofer Melendez allowed a run on 3 hits, walked 1, and struck out 1 in 1.2 innings, and Kilvio Peralta pitched the final 3 innings, allowing 3 runs (1 earned) on 2 hits, walking 2, and striking out 4.
Enmanuel Valdez, IF, DSL Astros Orange: 3-4, 2B, 2-R HR (4)
Felipe Tejada, RHP, DSL Astros Blue: 6 IP, H, ER, BB, 4 K
Teoscar Hernandez, OF, Fresno
3-4, 2B, solo HR (4, 10 season), 3 RBI, 2 R
Brady Rodgers, RHP, Fresno
W (10-3), 7 IP, 5 H, ER, BB, 4 K
Keegan Yuhl, RHP, Corpus Christi
5 IP, 5 H, 2 K
Tony Nuñez, IF, Corpus Christi
2-4, walk-off RBI single in 9th
Dean Deetz, RHP, Lancaster
W (6-5), 6 IP, 4 H, ER, 3 BB, 7 K
Photo by Bryan Green
Cristian Javier, RHP, Greeneville
4 IP, 3 H, unearned run, 7 K