Fresno 6, Sacramento 2
W- Evan Grills (1-1, 9-7 season)
L- Matt Cain (1-1)
Fresno home runs: Colin Moran (10, solo in 5th)
The Grizzlies went off on Matt Cain by scoring 5 runs in the 3rd inning.
Evan Grills was excellent in his 6.2 innings; he allowed 5 hits, walked 1, and struck out 8. Mac Williamson spoiled the shutout with a 2-run homer off of Jordan Jankowski in the 8th. Jankowski allowed 2 other hits, walked 1, and struck out 3 in 1.1 innings, and Jandel Gustave walked 2 in a scoreless 9th.
Andrew Aplin led off the big 3rd inning with a double, advanced to 3rd on a bunt single from Nolan Fontana, and scored the first run of the night on a Tyler White single. Jon Kemmer smacked an RBI double, and although White was thrown out at home when Alejandro Garcia grounded into a fielder's choice, Colin Moran was able to come through with an RBI single, and Garcia scored on an error that allowed Jon Singleton to reach. Max Stassi brought in the 5th and final run of the inning with an RBI single. Moran, who finished 3-4, led off the 5th with a homer for the final Fresno run. White went 2-5 out of the leadoff spot.
Keegan Yuhl will start the Grizzlies' final home game of 2016. He'll face Clayton Blackburn at 5:05 Pacific.
Corpus Christi 5, San Antonio 1
W- Rogelio Armenteros (2-0, 8-6 season)
L- Kyle Lloyd (6-7)
S- Ryan Thompson (3, 5 season)
CC home runs: None.
Rogelio Armenteros shined on the mound once again, and he and Ryan Thompson shackled the Missions offense. Meanwhile, the difference in this game was a 4-run 4th inning in the Hooks' favor.
Armenteros went 6 innings, and the one run he allowed came off a solo homer hit by Luis Tejada to begin the 5th. He allowed 5 other hits, walked 1, and struck out 5. Thompson walked 1 and struck out 1 over the final 3 innings.
Nick Tanielu led off the 4th with a double and scored the first run of the night when Preston Tucker followed with a single. Tucker wound up scoring on an error that allowed Conrad Gregor to reach. Drew Ferguson and James Ramsay drove in runs with a single and a groundout, respectively. Ferguson hit a one-out double in the 6th and advanced to 3rd on an error. Ramsay brought him home with a sac fly. Tucker and Ferguson had 2 hits apiece.
Dean Deetz will make his Corpus debut tonight. He'll face Daniel McCutchen at 6:05.
Modesto 8, Lancaster 6
W- Logan Cozart (2-5)
L- Chris Murphy (0-1, 5-8 season)
S- Luis Niebla (16)
Lancaster home runs: Jason Martin (20, solo in 2nd)
This game was tied at 4 after the 4th inning, but the Nuts seized control with 3 runs in the 8th.
Aaron Mizell doubled in the 1st and put Lancaster on the board first by scoring on a passed ball. Jason Martin smacked a solo homer with two outs in the 2nd inning. Both teams scored 2 runs in the 4th; Jamie Ritchie smoked an RBI double and Osvaldo Duarte had a sac fly for the JetHawks. Trent Woodward scored on a botched force out attempt in the 8th, and Bryan Muñiz scored on a wild pitch in the 9th. Muñiz, Woodward, and Ritchie all had 2 hits on the night.
Albert Abreu went 4 innings and allowed 4 runs on 5 hits, walked 4, and struck out 4. Ralph Garza Jr. was the first man out of the Lancaster bullpen; he went 3 innings and allowed a run on 2 hits, walked 3, and struck out 4. Chris Murphy allowed 3 runs on 4 hits in the 8th.
Scott Weathersby will start the series finale, and he'll take on former Texas Longhorn Parker French at 6:05 Pacific.
Wisconsin 3, Quad Cities 2
W- Jordan Desguin (1-1)
L- Yoanys Quiala (2-11)
S- Nate Griep (22)
QC home runs: Spencer Johnson (2, 10 season; solo in 5th)
The River Bandits have scored just 12 runs during their 8-game losing streak.
Spencer Johnson put Quad Cities on the board with by leading off the 5th inning with a homer, and Pat Porter hit an RBI double in the 6th inning. Dex McCall was thrown out at the plate trying to score the tying run.
Yoanys Quiala went 7 innings and allowed 3 runs on 4 hits (2-run homer), walked 2, and struck out 4. Zac Person walked 2 and struck out 3 over 1.2 scoreless innings, and David Schmidt got a groudout to record the final out of the 9th inning.
Tyler Britton will make his Quad Cities debut today, and he'll face Jake Drossner at 1:15.
Lowell 5, Tri-City 1
W- Daniel Zandona (5-2)
L- Angelo Serrano (0-2, 1-3 season)
TC home runs: Alex De Goti (2, solo in 9th)
All of the scoring in this game was done in the 9th inning. Unfortunately, the Spinners had the more productive half of the 9th inning.
Alex De Goti's homer in the 9th spoiled Lowell's shutout bid. Bryan De La Cruz finished 2-3.
Edgardo Sandoval went 5 innings and allowed 2 hits, walked 3, and struck out 4. Makay Nelson was the first man out, and in 2.2 innings, he allowed a hit, walked 4, and struck out 3. Angelo Serrano pitched 1.1 innings and allowed 5 runs (4 earned) on 5 hits (2-run homer) and walked 1.
Kevin Hill will start the series finale. First pitch is at 5:00 Eastern.
Elizabethton 1, Greeneville 0
W- Tyler Wells (5-2)
L- Patrick Sandoval (2-3)
S- Patrick McGuff (9)
Greeneville home runs: None.
There was one run in this game... and it did not belong to Greeneville. And now, the Appy Astros are on the brink. As Jayne mentioned in today's Farm Report, they'll have to win out to make the playoffs.
Abraham Toro hit a double and stole a base, his 2nd of the season.
Patrick Sandoval went 5 innings and allowed the only run of the game on 4 hits, walked 2, and struck out 4. Diogenes Almengo walked 1 and struck out 4 over the final 4 innings.
In game 2 of this series, Forrest Whitley will take on Ryan Mason. First pitch is at 6:00 Eastern.
GCL Cardinals 5, GCL Astros 1
W- Franyel Casadilla (5-2)
L- Leovanny Rodriguez (2-6, 3-6 season)
GCL home runs: None.
The Cardinals jumped out to a 5-0 lead after the 2nd inning and the Kissimmee Stros couldn't respond.
Gilberto Celestino's sac fly in the 3rd was their only scoring play.
Leovanny Rodriguez allowed 5 runs on 7 hits and struck out 3 over 1.2 innings. Enoli Paredes allowed a hit and struck out 7 over 3.1 innings in relief. Saul Martinez walked 1 and struck out 1 in a scoreless 6th. Bryan Abreu was next, and he struck out 2 over 2.1 perfect innings. Manuel Gonzalez recorded the final 2 outs of the 9th via strikeout.
From August 10: DSL Astros Blue 4, DSL Dodgers2 3 in 14 innings
W- Robert Corniel (1-1)
L- Leowis Blanco (2-2)
Blue home runs: Anibal Sierra (2, 3-run in 4th)
The Blue team got outhit 15-6 and walked off with the win.
Anibal Sierra's 3-run homer came all the way back on August 10. Nestor Tejada won the game with an RBI single in the 14th.
Yulian Frontado pitched 3 innings after play resumed and allowed a run on 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 1. Yeremi Ceballos allowed a hit, walked 2, and struck out 8 over 5 scoreless. Robert Corniel allowed 3 hits and walked 1 over 2 innings.
Yeremi Ceballos, RHP, DSL Astros Blue: 5 IP, H, 2 BB, 8 K
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Diogenes Almengo, RHP, Greeneville
4 IP, BB, 4 K
Rogelio Armenteros and Ryan Thompson, RHPs, Corpus Christi
Armenteros: W (2-0, 8-6 season), 6 IP, 6 H (solo HR allowed), ER, BB, 5 K
Thompson: Save (3, 5 season), 3 IP, BB, K
Edgardo Sandoval, RHP, Tri-City
5 IP, 2 H, 3 BB, 4 K
Evan Grills, LHP, Fresno
W (1-1, 9-7 season), 6.2 IP, 5 H, BB, 8 K
Colin Moran, 3B, Fresno
3-4, solo HR (10), 2 RBI, 2 R
Photo by Bryan Green
Enoli Paredes, RHP, GCL Astros
3.1 IP, H, 7 K