Happy New York-Penn League Opening Day!
Tacoma 10, Fresno 4
W- Joe Wieland (5-4)
L- Joe Musgrove (2-3, 4-4 season)
Fresno home runs: None.
In a battle of Joes, it was Wieland who came out on top. The Grizzlies scored 3 in the 7th inning to make it a 6-4 game, but the Rainiers put this one out of reach with 4 runs in the 8th.
Fresno's Joe, Musgrove, pitched 5 innings and allowed 6 runs on 6 hits (2 2-run homers), walked 1, and struck out 3. Reymin Guduan was the first man out of the bullpen and walked 1 in 2 scoreless innings. Jordan Jankowski pitched the 8th and allowed 4 runs on 4 hits, walked 2, and struck out 1.
Jack Mayfield put the Grizzlies on the board with an RBI single in the 4th. Matt Duffy hit a 2-run single in the 7th inning and came around to score on a triple from Preston Tucker. Tucker finished a home run shy of the cycle. Duffy finished 2-4 and scored twice.
In game 2 of this series, Brady Rodgers will take on Jarrett Grube. First pitch is at 5:05 Pacific.
Corpus Christi 10, Frisco 3
W- Kyle Smith (1-5)
L- Ryne Slack (2-2)
CC home runs: Mott Hyde (2, grand slam in 7th)
The Hooks emphatically broke a 3-3 tie with 7 runs in the 7th inning. Mott Hyde and Danry Vásquez made their returns to the Corpus Christi lineup after they were involved in a nasty collision last month that put both of them on the disabled list.
Alfredo Gonzalez scored the first run of the game on a wild pitch that was also ball 4 to Danry in the 3rd inning. In the 5th, Chan-Jong Moon scored on an error, and Danry hit an RBI single. The Roughriders scored a run in the 6th to tie the game at 3, but that scoreline would be short-lived.
James Ramsay led off the 7th rather painfully as he was hit by a pitch. Gonzalez ripped a double to put runners in scoring position for Moon, who broke the tie with an RBI single. Alejandro Garcia was plunked to load the bases. Alfredo was forced out at home, but Danry reached safely to keep the bases loaded. Nick Tanielu followed with an RBI single, but Garcia was thrown out at home for the second out of the inning. Teoscar Hernandez walked to re-load the bases, and Conrad Gregor drew a walk to bring in Danry, resulting in a pitching change for Frisco. Hyde promptly greeted the new pitcher, Jason Richman, with a grand slam.
Not everyone in the lineup had a hit, but they all scored a run. Moon scored twice, while the other 8 players in the Hooks lineup scored once. Moon and Alfredo had 2 hits apiece; both of Gonzalez's hits were doubles.
Cy Sneed pitched 5 innings and allowed a 2-run home run to Ryan Cordell, which were the only runs that he allowed. Sneed allowed two other hits, issued a walk, and struck out 7. Kyle Smith tagged in for 3 innings and allowed a run on 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 3. Gonzalo Sañudo struck out 1 in a 1-2-3 9th.
David Paulino will start the series finale. He'll take on Connor Sadzeck at 7:05.
Bakersfield 12, Lancaster 5
W- Tyler Herb (7-2)
L- Matt Bower (2-3, 3-3 season)
S- Osmer Morales (1)
Lancaster home runs: Jason Martin (12, 3-run in 5th)
A 10-1 deficit after 4 innings doomed the JetHawks. They were also held to just 4 hits in this game.
Both teams scored a run in the 2nd inning; Lancaster's run came in the form of a sac fly from Tony Nuñez. In the 5th inning, Garrett Stubbs scored on a wild pitch and Jason Martin whacked a 3-run home run, his only hit of the evening. Trent Woodward's double was the JetHawks only other extra-base hit.
Matt Bower went 3.2 innings and allowed 10 runs (6 earned) on 10 hits (solo, 2-run, and grand slam), walked 1, and struck out 6. Yeyfry Del Rosario pitched 3 innings and allowed 2 runs on 2 hits, walked 2, and struck out 2. Kevin Comer was the next pitcher to appear; he allowed a hit, walked 3, and struck out 2 in 1.1 innings, and Ryan Thompson struck out 2 in a 1-2-3 9th.
Rogelio Armenteros will start game 3 of this series. He'll face Tyler Pike at 6:05 Pacific.
Cedar Rapids 2, Quad Cities 1 in 14 innings
W- Michael Theofanopoulos (3-0)
L- Adam Whitt (2-1)
QC home runs: Osvaldo Duarte (2, solo in 3rd)
The Banditos were doubled up in the hit column and the run column.
Osvaldo Duarte's solo home run in the 3rd inning was the River Bandits' only scoring play. Kristian Trompiz finished 2-4 with a stolen base (4, 8 season). Duarte also walked twice and stole his 11th base of the season.
Franklin Perez went 5 innings and allowed a run on 5 hits and struck out 6. Kevin McCanna and Ralph Garza Jr. followed with 4 scoreless innings; McCanna allowed a hit, walked 1, and struck out 3, while Garza allowed 3 hits, walked 2, and struck out 4. Adam Whitt pitched the 14th inning and allowed the go-ahead run on an RBI double from Luis Arraez, which was also the only hit that he allowed. He struck out 1.
In game 3 of this series, Albert Abreu will face Dereck Rodriguez. First pitch is at 6:00.
Tri-City 13, Connecticut 1
W- Akeem Bostick (1-0, 1-1 season)
L- Ryan Castellanos (0-1)
S- Sebastian Kessay (1)
TC home runs: Stephen Wrenn (1, solo in 1st), Taylor Jones (1, grand slam in 7th)
The ValleyCats greeted their fans by romping to an Opening Night victory.
In his first professional plate appearance, Stephen Wrenn smacked a solo home run. Randy César doubled to lead off the 2nd, and he scored on a sac fly from Brauly Mejia. Tri-City scored 5 runs in the 5th on 4 doubles: Daz Cameron smacked a 2-run double and came around to score on a Taylor Jones double. Jones scored on Jake Rogers' two-bagger, and Rogers came home on a double from Mejia. César hit an RBI single in the 6th, and in the 7th inning, Carmen Benedetti hit an RBI single, and Jones followed with his first pro home run, a grand slam.
Everyone in the lineup had a hit except for Kolbey Carpenter, who still drew a walk and scored. Mejia was the only person to not score a run. Wrenn (solo HR, 4 R), Benedetti, Jones (grand slam, 5 RBI, 2 R), César (2B, RBI, R), Rogers (2B, RBI, R), and Mejia (2B, 2 RBI) all had 2-hit nights.
Akeem Bostick threw 6 shutout innings, allowing 2 hits and striking out 2. Sebastian Kessay pitched the final 3 innings and allowed a run on 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 7.
Game 2 of this series will start at 7:00 Eastern.
DSL Astros Blue 5, DSL Athletics 4 in 11 innings
W- Juan Cuevas (4-0)
L- Angello Infante (0-1)
Blue home runs: Orlando Marquez (1, 2-run in 6th)
The Blue team edged the A's with a run in the top of the 11th inning.
Angel Tejeda successfully executed a squeeze play in the 5th to bring in the Blue team's first run of the day. Juan Piñeda followed with an RBI single. Orlando Marquez smacked a 2-run homer in the 6th inning. Nicolás Miranda put them in front with an RBI single in the 11th inning. Piñeda finished with 4 hits, while César Cortez was 3-5 with 2 runs scored.
Felipe Tejada went 4 innings and allowed a run, a hit, walked 2, and struck out 4. Carlos Perdomo allowed 3 runs on 3 hits, walked 2, and struck out 3. Juan Cuevas got the win after throwing 5 scoreless innings; he allowed 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 6.
The Blue team played the Marlins this morning.
DSL Rangers2 3, DSL Astros Orange 2
W- Edwin Cruz (1-0)
L- César Rosado (0-1)
S- Sergio Suarez (1)
Orange home runs: Felix Lucas (1, solo in 8th)
The Orange team looked like they had a rally going in the 9th, but they left the tying and the winning runs on base to end the game.
Felix Lucas put the Orange team on the board with a solo homer in the 8th. Vicente Mota hit an RBI single in the bottom of the 9th.
César Rosado pitched 4 innings and allowed a run on 5 hits, walked 3, and struck out 3. Michael Richez allowed 2 runs on 2 hits, walked 2, and struck out 1 in 2.1 innings, and Cristofer Melendez allowed a hit and struck out 2 in 2.2 scoreless innings.
The Orange team went up against the Mets 2 today.
Too Many Stars
#OpeningNight SP @AB10ThePhenom delivery the first pitch! #VamosGatos #VamosBeisbol pic.twitter.com/OBmiK14Vit— Tri-City ValleyCats (@ValleyCats) June 18, 2016
Akeem Bostick, RHP, Tri-City
W (1-0, 1-1 season), 6 IP, 2 H, 2 K
César Cortez, OF, DSL Astros Blue: 3-5, 2 R
Juan Piñeda, IF, DSL Astros Blue: 4-4, go-ahead RBI single in 11th
Juan Cuevas, RHP, DSL Astros Blue: W (4-0), 5 IP, 4 H, BB, 6 K
Photo from Chris Creamer's Sports Logos Page
Tri-City ValleyCats: W 13-1 vs. Connecticut
Stephen Wrenn: 2-4, solo HR (1), 4 R
Taylor Jones: 2-5, 2B, grand slam (1), 5 RBI
Sebastian Kessay: Save (1), 3 IP, 4 H, ER, BB, 7 K
Mott Hyde, IF, Corpus Christi
Grand Slam (2); first game since coming off DL
Franklin Perez, RHP, Quad Cities
5 IP, 5 H, ER, 6 K
Kevin McCanna, RHP, Quad Cities
4 IP, H, BB, 3 K
Ralph Garza Jr., RHP, Quad Cities
4 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 4 K