Albuquerque 6, Fresno 4 in 10 innings
W- Brian Schlitter (1-2)
L- Jordan Jankowski (2-3)
Fresno home runs: None.
Old friend Brandon Barnes smacked a 2-run homer in the first extra frame, allowing the Isotopes to walk off with the win.
Brady Rodgers went 5.1 innings and allowed 4 runs (3 earned) on 8 hits (solo and 2-run homers, both hit by Tom Murphy), walked 2, and struck out 4. Brendan McCurry was the first man out of the Fresno bullpen; he threw 1.2 scoreless, allowing a hit and fanning 3. James Hoyt allowed a hit and struck out 3 over 2 innings, and Jordan Jankowski allowed Barnes' walk-off homer with one out in the 10th. He allowed one other hit, and the out was recorded via strikeout.
Danny Worth put Fresno on the board with an RBI double in the 4th inning. The Grizzlies scored 3 in the 6th to take the lead; D.J. Fisher brought in two of those runs with a double, and he wound up scoring on a single from Max Stassi. Worth went 3-4 on the evening, while Stassi finished 2-4.
The Grizzlies are back home to begin their final home series of the season: a 4-game set with Sacramento. César Valdez will face Chris Stratton at 7:05 Pacific.
Corpus Christi 7, Midland 2
W- Kent Emanuel (5-3)
L- Kris Hall (1-3)
CC home runs: Chase McDonald 2 (16; solo in 3rd, 3-run in 6th)
The Hooks started off their final homestand of the regular season with a bang, thanks to a pair of homers from Chase McDonald. They also broke a 2-2 tie with 5 runs in the 6th inning.
McDonald led off the 3rd with his first home run of the night, which put Corpus on the board. Mott Hyde followed by drawing a walk. He then advanced to 2nd on a sacrifice bunt and scored on a double from Drew Ferguson.
Garrett Stubbs doubled to lead off the 6th and came around to score on a J.D. Davis single. Davis advanced to 3rd on a single from Ramon Laureano and scored on a Conrad Gregor single. Although Nick Tanielu went down on strikes for the first out of the inning, McDonald came through, whacking a 3-run homer to bring in the last 3 Hooks runs. Everyone in the Hooks' lineup had a hit; McDonald and Laureano had 2 apiece.
Kent Emanuel went 6.1 innings and allowed 2 runs (1 earned) on 5 hits (solo homer), walked 2, and struck out 5. In his Texas League debut, Ryan Deemes allowed a hit, walked 1, and struck out 3 in 1.2 innings, and Ryan Thompson threw a 1-2-3 9th; he induced three groundball outs to finish the game.
Cy Sneed will start game 2 of this series. He'll take on Ben Bracewell at 7:05.
High Desert 10, Lancaster 4
W- Adam Quintana (7-5)
L- Josh James (9-5)
Lancaster home runs: None.
The JetHawks took off and led 3-0 after the 1st inning, but the Mavericks ended up finishing the game on a 10-1 run.
Lancaster opened the bottom of the 1st with five straight singles; the last three, which were hit by Kyle Tucker, Bryan Muñiz, and Aaron Mizell, drove in runs. Tucker, who finished a home run shy of the cycle, smacked an RBI triple in the 2nd inning. Marc Wik went 3-5, and Myles Straw (2 R) and Brooks Marlow had 2 hits apiece.
Josh James went 5 innings and allowed 5 runs on 7 hits, walked 1, and struck out 4. Kevin McCanna and Ralph Garza Jr. followed with 2 innings apiece out of the bullpen; McCanna allowed 3 runs on 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 3, and Garza allowed 2 runs on 4 hits and struck out 1.
Lancaster and High Desert will play a doubleheader tonight with game 1 starting at 5:05 Pacific. Jose Luis Hernandez will face David Ledbetter in game 1, and Akeem Bostick takes on Brett Martin in game 2.
Cedar Rapids 2, Quad Cities 1
W- Williams Ramirez (3-1)
L- Justin Ferrell (4-6)
S- Anthony McIver (10)
QC home runs: Hector Roa (6, solo in 2nd)
For a second consecutive night, the Banditos couldn't get their offense going.
Hector Roa's solo homer in the 2nd represented their only scoring play. Bobby Wernes finished 2-4 with a double.
Matt Bower allowed a run on 2 hits, walked 5, and struck out 4 in 5.1 innings of work. Justin Ferrell pitched 2.2 innings and allowed a run on 3 hits, walked 2, and struck out 4.
In game 3 of this series, Framber Valdez will face Sean Poppen. First pitch is at 6:35.
Auburn 2, Tri-City 0
W- Dane Dunning (2-1)
L- Tyler Britton (0-1, 3-2 season)
S- A.J. Bogucki (1)
TC home runs: None.
Once again, the ValleyCats' offense was silenced. They only mustered up one run across two games as Hudson Valley swept them in a twinbill, and they got blanked in the first game of a new series.
In his Tri-City debut, Andy Piñeda went 2-3 and stole 2 bases. He stole 16 in the Gulf Coast League, so that gives him 18 on the season.
Tyler Britton and Salvador Montaño pitched 3 innings apiece; Britton allowed 2 runs on 3 hits, walked 2, and struck out 3, and Montaño allowed 2 hits, walked 3, and struck out 2. Kevin Hill allowed 3 hits and struck out 1 over 2 scoreless innings.
Abdiel Saldaña will start game 2 of this series. First pitch is at 7:05 Eastern.
Burlington 6, Greeneville 1
W- David McKay (3-2)
L- Forrest Whitley (0-1, 1-2 season)
Greeneville home runs: None.
Both teams had 9 hits in the game, but the Appy Astros only had one run to show for that hit total.
Carlos Machado finished 2-4 and spoiled the shutout bid with an RBI single in the 9th. Connor MacDonald and Ruben Castro also finished with 2 hits in the game.
Forrest Whitley went 2.2 innings and allowed 2 runs (1 inherited runner charged to him) on 3 hits, walked 2, and struck out 1. Colin McKee was the first man out of the Greeneville bullpen, and in 1.2 innings, he allowed 3 runs on 4 hits, walked 2, and struck out 1. Carlos Hiraldo pitched 2.2 scoreless innings, allowing a hit and striking out 3. Dariel Aquino allowed an unearned run after an error that followed a single, which was the only hit that he allowed in the 8th. He walked 1 and struck out 1.
The Appy Astros are headed home to start a 3-game series with Danville tonight at 7:00 Eastern. Ricardo Castro will take on Joey Wentz.
From August 6: DSL Astros Blue 11, DSL Athletics 1
W- Jose Bravo (2-1)
L- Santiago Rodriguez (1-4)
Blue home runs: None.
The Blue team ran wild in a game that had to be finished up.
César Cortez went 4-4 with 2 doubles, 2 RBI, and scored 2 runs. Norberto Castellanos came on after play resumed and finished 2-2 with 2 RBI and 2 runs scored. Anibal Sierra, Nicolás Miranda, and Enmanuel Valdez also scored 2 runs.
Jose Bravo threw a complete game; a runner stole home against him in the 1st inning. He allowed 6 hits and struck out 9 in 7 innings.
DSL Astros Blue 3, DSL Athletics 3
This game was called after 8 innings due to rain.
Nicolás Miranda finished 2-4 and scored a run. The Blue team's three runs all came in the 1st as Anibal Sierra hit an RBI single, Carlos Canelon got plunked with the bases loaded, and Angel Tejeda grounded into a force out that scored Sierra.
Johsson Arias allowed 3 runs on 2 hits and walked 3 in 2.2 innings. Robert Corniel struck out 9 over 4.1 perfect innings, and Adoni Kery allowed 3 hits and walked 1 in a scoreless 8th; he allowed a one-out single, and the pinch-runner was caught stealing 2nd.
From August 22: DSL Astros Orange 6, DSL Mets2 4
W- Miguel Matos (3-1)
L- Joel Romero (1-5)
S- Humberto Castellanos (1)
Orange home runs: None.
Once play resumed, the Orange team pushed across 2 runs in the 6th to break a 4-4 tie. Kelvin Perez hit a sac fly, and Samir Caraballo added an RBI single.
Yohan Ramirez went 2 innings and allowed 3 runs (2 earned) on 2 hits, walked 3, and struck out 2. Miguel Matos, who ended up getting the win, allowed an unearned run on 3 hits, walked 1, and struck out 4 in 4 innings. Humberto Castellanos got the save by allowing a hit and striking out 3 over the final 3 innings.
DSL Mets2 3, DSL Astros Orange 1
W- Brian Batista (1-2)
L- Luis Castro (3-3)
S- Jhoander Chourio (3)
Orange home runs: None.
Euclides Chavez smacked an RBI triple in the 2nd, which was the Orange team's only scoring play and only hit of this game.
Luis Castro allowed 3 runs (2 earned) on 2 hits, walked 2, and struck out 3. Jose Antonio Hernandez allowed 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 1 over 3 scoreless, and Christopher Javier walked 1 in a scoreless 6th.
Jose Bravo, RHP, DSL Astros Blue: W (2-1), CG, 6 H, ER, 9 K
Robert Corniel, RHP, DSL Astros Blue: 4.1 IP, 9 K
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César Cortez, OF, DSL Astros Blue
4-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R
Chase McDonald, 1B, Corpus Christi
2-4, 2 HR (16), 4 RBI
Kent Emanuel (far right), LHP, Corpus Christi
W (5-3), 6.1 IP, 5 H (solo HR allowed), 2 R (1 earned), 2 BB, 5 K
Kyle Tucker, OF, Lancaster
3-4, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI, R; finished HR shy of cycle