Fresno 3, Las Vegas 2
W- César Valdez (10-1)
L- Robert Gsellman (1-5)
S- Jordan Jankowski (4)
Fresno home runs: Jon Kemmer (12, solo in 3rd)
The Grizzlies had the only crooked-numbered inning in this game, and that turned out to be the difference.
Tony Kemp opened the scoring with a 2-run single in the 2nd, and Jon Kemmer led off the 3rd inning with a home run. Kemmer finished 3-4 on the night.
César Valdez went 6 innings and allowed 2 runs on 9 hits, walked 1, and struck out 5. Jandel Gustave struck out 2 over 2 scoreless innings, and Jordan Jankowski worked around a hit to earn the save.
Edison Frias will face Josh Zeid in the series finale. First pitch is at 7:05 Pacific.
Corpus Christi 3, Midland 2 in 11 innings
W- Ryan Thompson (2-1, 4-2 season)
L- Sam Bragg (2-3)
S- Eric Peterson (2, 4 season)
CC home runs: Ramon Laureano (2, 12 season; led off game)
The Hooks scored a run in the top of the 10th inning to break a 1-1 tie. The Hounds managed to respond with a run of their own in the bottom of the 10th, but Corpus re-took the lead in the 11th and held on for the win.
Ramon Laureano led off the game with a home run. This would be the Hooks' only run until the 10th inning, when Mott Hyde scored on an error following a bunt single from Tony Nuñez. Hyde finished 3-5 and hit an RBI single in the 11th that gave the Hooks a 3-2 lead.
Cy Sneed has had a rough go of it in the second half after a fine first half, but it appears that he's getting himself back in the saddle. In 6 innings, he allowed an unearned run on 5 hits, walked 3, and struck out 3. Kevin Comer and Ryan Thompson both followed with 2 innings out of the bullpen; Comer allowed 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 2, while Thompson allowed a run on 3 hits, walked 1, and struck out 3. Eric Peterson struck out 2 in a scoreless 11th to get the save.
In game 3 of this series, Trent Thornton will face Corey Walter. First pitch is at 7:00.
Lancaster 13, Modesto 8
W- Akeem Bostick (3-1, 4-2 season)
L- Yency Almonte (8-9)
S- Scott Weathersby (1)
Lancaster home runs: Drew Ferguson 2 (11; solo in 6th, 3-run in 8th), Trent Woodward (5, 6 season; 2-run in 1st), Johnny Sewald (5, 6 season; solo in 5th), Brooks Marlow (6, 8 season; 2-run in 6th)
The JetHawks used a 5-run 8th inning to put this game out of reach.
Trent Woodward started things off with a bang in the form of a 2-run home run in the 1st inning. Lancaster added 2 more runs in the 3rd on a single from Drew Ferguson. Johnny Sewald launched a home run to lead off the bottom of the 5th, and Ferguson led off the 6th by adding a solo homer to his ledger. Later in the inning, Brooks Marlow whacked a 2-run home run, his second in as many nights. In the 8th, Bobby Boyd drew a bases-loaded walk. Osvaldo Duarte followed by grounding into a double play, but Keach Ballard was able to score. Ferguson capped off a huge game by sending a Colin Welmon pitch into the Antelope Valley night for a 3-run home run.
Everyone in the starting 9+1 reached base for the JetHawks. Ferguson finished 3-5, and all three of his hits resulted in runs for the JetHawks. Marlow (2-R HR, 2 R) and Sewald (solo HR) both finished with 2 hits in the game. In addition to his 2-run shot, Woodward drew 3 walks and scored 2 more times.
Akeem Bostick went 6 innings and allowed 7 runs on 10 hits, walked 5, and struck out 3. Scott Weathersby pitched the final 3 innings, and the one run he allowed came on a solo homer hit by Josh Fuentes in the 9th. Weathersby allowed 4 other hits, walked 1, and struck out 6.
The JetHawks and Nuts will continue their series at 6:05 Pacific.
Quad Cities 11, Peoria 4
W- Framber Valdez (1-0, 4-1 season)
L- Dailyn Martinez (3-4)
S- Chris Murphy (2)
QC home runs: Kyle Tucker (6, solo in 1st)
The Banditos used three big innings to take their series with the Chiefs.
Myles Straw singled to lead off the game and scored the first run of the game on a triple from Ryne Birk. Dex McCall brought Birk in with a sac fly, and Kyle Tucker capped off the 1st inning with a solo homer. Birk cleared the bases with a double in the 4th.
In the 6th, Straw hit an RBI single, and Birk brought him home with a single. Stephen Wrenn followed by drawing a walk, and McCall proceeded to rip a 2-run double. Straw drove in Quad Cities' final run of the evening with a triple in the 9th inning.
Straw (2 RBI, 3 R) and Birk (5 RBI, 2 R) both finished a home run shy of the cycle, while McCall went 2-3 with 3 RBI.
Framber Valdez had a bare minimum quality start, allowing 6 hits, walking 2, and striking out 3. Chris Murphy allowed a run on 4 hits and struck out 3 in 3 innings for the save.
The River Bandits are back home tonight, where they'll start a 4-game series with Burlington at 6:00. Hector Perez will face Austin Robichaux.
Tri-City 5, Aberdeen 4
W- Edgardo Sandoval (1-2, 1-3 season)
L- Jake Bray (0-1)
S- Nick Hernandez (6)
TC home runs: Alex De Goti (1, 3-run in 9th)
More like Alex De Goat-i, am I right? With the ValleyCats down to their final out, Alex De Goti snatched victory from the jaws of defeat with a go-ahead 3-run home run.
The leadoff and #9 hitters provided the offense for Tri-City. Rodrigo Ayarza, who was at the top, finished 3-5 with a pair of RBI singles. De Goti also finished with 3 hits; the third proved to be the difference in this game.
Makay Nelson allowed 4 runs on 6 hits, walked 1, and struck out 3 in 4 innings. Carlos Sierra was the first man out of the Tri-City bullpen, and he struck out the side in order in the 5th inning. Edgardo Sandoval tagged in for 3 innings and allowed a hit, walked 2, and struck out 4. Nick Hernandez worked around a hit to get the save, striking out 2.
Tonight, the ValleyCats will welcome the Brooklyn Cyclones to The Joe. First pitch is at 7:00 Eastern.
Bristol 10, Greeneville 6 in 10 innings
W- David Whitehead (3-0)
L- Devon Carr (1-2)
Greeneville home runs: Luis Payano (4, solo in 10th)
The Appy Astros couldn't hold a 4-0 lead, and then it all unraveled on them in the first extra frame.
Greeneville opened up the scoring with 3 in the first inning: Abraham Toro hit a sac fly, and Ray Henderson smacked a 2-run double. Jonathan Arauz hit an RBI single in the 4th, and Luis Payano pulled a run back in the 10th with a solo homer, but the damage was done.
Arauz finished 4-6 with a run scored from the top of the order. Stijin van der Meer went 3-6 with a double and scored a run. Henderson (2B, 2 RBI) and Payano (solo HR, 2 R) had 2 hits apiece.
The one run that Carlos Sanabria allowed in his 6 innings came on a solo homer hit by Julio De La Cruz in the 5th. Sanabria allowed two other hits, walked 1, and struck out 2. Devin Raftery pitched 3 innings and allowed 4 runs on 5 hits (3-run homer), walked 1, and struck out 3. Devon Carr bore the brunt of Bristol's assault in the 10th; he allowed 5 runs (4 earned) on 5 hits, walked 2, and struck out 1.
Patrick Sandoval will start the finale of this series. First pitch is at 6:00 Eastern.
From July 21: GCL Astros 4, GCL Mets 1
W- Forrest Whitley (1-0)
L- Carlos Hernandez (1-3)
S- Dariel Aquino (3)
GCL home runs: None.
The Kissimmee Stros led 4-0 when play was suspended; they did not score again.
Carlos Machado, who is now in Greeneville, opened the scoring with an RBI single in the 1st and scored on a Jonathan Matute sac fly. Machado hit another RBI single in the 3rd, and Brody Westmoreland added a sac fly later in the inning.
Jorge Alcala allowed a hit and fanned 3 over 2 scoreless innings. Forrest Whitley came on after play resumed, and he allowed a run on 3 hits, walked 1, and struck out 7 in 3 innings. Carson LaRue also went 3 innings; he allowed 2 hits and struck out 1, and Dariel Aquino allowed a hit and struck out 1 in a scoreless 9th.
GCL Astros 1, GCL Mets 0
W- Jorge Guzman (1-1)
L- Ronald Sanchez (0-2)
S- Enoli Paredes (3)
GCL home runs: None.
Wander Franco's RBI single in the 1st inning was the only scoring play of the regularly scheduled game.
Jorge Guzman walked 1 and struck out 6 over 5 shutout innings. Enoli Paredes allowed a hit, walked 1, and struck out 2 over the final 2 innings.
DSL Astros Blue 5, DSL Athletics 3 in 8 innings
W- Juan Lopez (2-0)
L- Wilfredo Magallanes (1-3)
Blue home runs: None.
This game was called due to rain.
Anibal Sierra went 3-5 with an RBI. Ronny Jimenez and César Cortez both finished 2-3 on the day; Cortez also scored 2 runs.
Ronel Blanco went 3.2 innings and allowed 3 runs (1 earned) on 7 hits, walked 1, and struck out 3. Yeremi Ceballos allowed 2 hits and struck out 1 in 2.1 innings, and Juan Lopez walked 1 and struck out 1 in 2 innings.
DSL Rays2 2, DSL Astros Orange 0 in 8 innings
W- Adrian De Los Santos (3-1)
L- Diosward Gonzalez (1-3)
S- Jaime Arauz (1)
Orange home runs: None.
This game was also called due to rain.
The Orange team only had 4 hits in this game; Anthony Rodriguez's double was their only extra-base hit.
Diosward Gonzalez allowed 2 runs on 4 hits, walked 2, and struck out 3 in 5 innings. Jose Antonio Hernandez pitched a 1-2-3 6th, and Gerardo Bojorquez allowed a hit and walked 2 in 2 innings.
Alex De Goti, IF, Tri-City
3-4, 2B, go-ahead 3-R HR (1) in 9th, 2 R
Jon Kemmer, OF, Fresno
3-4, 2B, solo HR (12)
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Cy Sneed, RHP, Corpus Christi
6 IP, 5 H, unearned run. 3 BB, 3 K
Mott Hyde, 2B, Corpus Christi
3-5, 2B, go-ahead RBI single in 11th, R
Drew Ferguson, OF, Lancaster
3-5, 2 HR (11), 6 RBI, 2 R
Myles Straw, OF, Ryne Birk, 2B, and Dexture McCall, 1B, Quad Cities
Straw: 3-5, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI, 3 R
Birk: 3-6, 2B, 3B, 5 RBI, 2 R
McCall: 2-3, 2B, 3 RBI
Before today's game, Forrest Whitley was introduced to the media and presented with his first #Astros jersey. pic.twitter.com/9EeZ2w889K— Houston Astros (@astros) June 22, 2016
Forrest Whitley, RHP, GCL Astros
W (1-0), 3 IP, 3 H, ER, BB, 7 K in game that started 7/21
Photo by Bryan Green
Jorge Guzman, RHP, GCL Astros
W (1-1), 5 IP, BB, 6 K in regularly scheduled game
Photo by Bryan Green
Carlos Sanabria, RHP, Greeneville
6 IP, 3 H (solo HR allowed), ER, BB, 2 K
Photo by Bryan Green
Jonathan Arauz, IF, Greeneville
4-6, 2B, RBI, R
Photo by Bryan Green
Luis Payano, OF, Greeneville
2-4, solo HR (4), 2 R