Three days in a row!
Fresno 8, Las Vegas 5
W- Reymin Guduan (1-2)
L- David Roseboom (0-2)
S- Jordan Jankowski (1)
Fresno home runs: A.J. Reed (3, 3-run in 6th), Teoscar Hernandez (4, grand slam in 8th)
Fresno erased a 5-0 deficit by scoring the game's last eight runs. They entered this series on a 5-game losing streak but finished it by taking 3 of 4 from the 51s.
For the first five innings, the Grizz couldn't get much done against Adam Wilk until Tony Kemp and D.J. Fisher hit one-out singles in the 6th. Tyler White was the 2nd casualty of the inning on a lineout, but A.J. Reed put them on the board with a 3-run homer.
Kemp singled to lead off the 8th. and then White singled and Reed drew a walk to load the bases. Preston Tucker drew a bases-loaded walk to make it a one-run game and prompted a pitching change. Teoscar Hernandez greeted Paul Sewald (Johnny Sewald's brother) with a grand slam that put Fresno in front. Kemp (2 R) and Colin Moran (2B) had 2 hits apiece.
Brian Holmes went 4 innings and allowed 5 runs (1 inherited runner charged to him) on 6 hits (2-run homer), walked 1, and struck out 4. The bullpen picked him up and kept Vegas off the scoreboard for the final 5 innings. Well, technically, they allowed a run, but it was charged to Holmes.
Aaron West inherited two runners from Holmes in the 5th; one of them scored on a force out. Fortunately, he got out of the 5th without further incident, striking out 1. Sean Stutzman allowed a hit, walked 1, and struck out 1 over 2 innings. Reymin Guduan struck out 2 in a 1-2-3 8th, and Jordan Jankowski allowed a hit and issued a walk to the first two men he faced, but he pulled himself together to secure the victory. Jankowski induced a double play and got Xorge Carrillo to fly out to end the game.
Francis Martes gets the start as the Grizzlies welcome Salt Lake to town for a 4-game series. He'll face Manny Banuelos at 7:05 Pacific.
Corpus Christi 8, Frisco 3
W- Josh James (2-0)
L- Reed Garrett (0-3)
S- Rogelio Armenteros (1)
CC home runs: J.D. Davis (4; 2-run in 7th)
The Hooks responded to Frisco taking the lead with 3 runs in the 3rd with a pair of 3-run innings of their own.
Ramon Laureano opened the scoring with a 2-run single in the 3rd inning. The Riders responded with 3 in the bottom of the inning to take the lead, but fortunately, that was the only inning in which they scored.
Corpus regained the lead in the 5th by taking advantage of a bases-loaded, no out situation. Mott Hyde and Drew Ferguson singled to lead off the inning while Laureano joined them by drawing a walk. Jon Singleton was next and he came through with a 2-run single to put the Hooks back in front. Laureano stole home on a double steal with Singleton, who took 2nd. Singleton hit an RBI single in the 7th, and J.D. Davis capped off the evening with a 2-run homer. Davis has now homered in three consecutive games. Ferguson finished 2-4 with 3 runs scored and 2 stolen bases (4). Singleton (3 RBI, R, SB), Davis (2-R HR), and Alejandro Garcia (2 2B) also finished with 2 hits in the game. Garcia extended his hitting streak to 7 games; the last five have been multi-hit outings.
Josh James went 5 innings and allowed 3 runs on 4 hits, walked 2, and struck out 3. Rogelio Armenteros shut it down, allowing 3 hits, walking 2, and striking out 4 over the final four innings.
Brock Dykxhoorn will start game 3 of this series. He'll face Collin Wiles at 7:05.
Buies Creek 9, Carolina 4
W- Sebastian Kessay (2-0)
L- Marcos Diplan (1-1)
BC home runs: Eduardo de Oleo 3 (3; 3-run in 1st, solo in 3rd, solo in 8th)
Buies Creek stormed out to a 6-0 lead after the opening frame and Eduardo de Oleo had a night to remember.
De Oleo, who was acquired in the minor league phase of last winter's Rule 5 draft from the Diamondbacks, exceeded his home run total from 2016 and matched his total from 2015 in one night. All three of his hits left the yard.
Jason Martin led off the game with a double and scored the first run of the evening on a Myles Straw single. Straw made it to 3rd on an errant pickoff attempt and scored on Kyle Tucker's sacrifice fly. Dex McCall and Ryne Birk followed with singles. Osvaldo Duarte went down on strikes for the 2nd out, but Pat Porter kept the line moving with an RBI single. De Oleo was next, and he capped off the stellar start by slamming a 3-run homer. De Oleo wasn't finished; he led off the 3rd with a homer and did it again in the 8th. Birk drove in the final Astros run with an RBI single in the 9th inning. Kyle Tucker, who scored on Birk's base hit, singled and stole his way to 3rd before coming home. Little Tuck now has 6 stolen bases on the season. Straw and Birk both finished with 2 hits on the night.
Yoanys Quiala went 3.2 innings and allowed 3 runs on 8 hits while striking out 4. Sebastian Kessay was the first man out of the Buies Creek bullpen and went 1.1 innings, allowing a hit, walking 2, and striking out 2. Framber Valdez tagged in for 3.2 innings; the one run he allowed came on a solo homer hit by Isan Diaz in the 9th. Framber allowed 3 other hits, walked 2, and struck out 3. Carlos Sierra issued a walk to the first man he faced, but he got the final out with a strikeout.
Akeem Bostick gets the start in game 3 of this series. He'll face Conor Harber at 5:00 Eastern.
Quad Cities 3, Clinton 1
W- Edgardo Sandoval (2-1)
L- Alex Wells (0-1)
QC home runs: Spencer Johnson (3, solo in 2nd), Marcos Almonte (3, 2-run in 5th)
The Banditos took game 2 thanks to the long ball and a couple of stellar performances on the mound.
Brett Adcock and Edgardo Sandoval combined to hold the LumberKings to just two hits in this one. Adcock allowed a run, both Clinton hits, walked 1, and struck out 6 in 4.2 innings, while Sandoval struck out 4 in 4.1 innings; he faced one batter over the minimum because of an error.
All three Quad Cities runs came via the home run. Spencer Johnson launched one in the 2nd to put the Banditos on the board first and Marcos Almonte clubbed his third in four games, a 2-run shot in the 5th.
Enoli Paredes will take on Ljay Newsome (yes, this is his given name) in game 3 of this series. First pitch is at 1:15.
All photos are from Jayne unless stated otherwise.
Photo by Bryan Green
Eduardo de Oleo, C, Buies Creek
3-4, 3 HR (3), 5 RBI
Brett Adcock's photo from MiLB.com
Brett Adcock, LHP, and Edgardo Sandoval, RHP, Quad Cities
Adcock: 4.2 IP, 2 H, ER, BB, 6 K
Sandoval: W (2-1), 4.1 IP, 4 K
Rogelio Armenteros, RHP, Corpus Christi
Save (1), 4 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 4 K
Drew Ferguson, OF, Corpus Christi
2-4, 3 R, 2 SB (4)
Jon Singleton, 1B, Corpus Christi
2-4, 3 RBI, R, SB (1)
J.D. Davis, 3B, Corpus Christi
2-5, 2-R HR (4)
HR in 3rd consecutive game
Teoscar Hernandez, OF, Fresno
Go-ahead grand slam (4) in 8th
Fresno bullpen: W 8-5 vs.Las Vegas
5 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 4 K
Aaron West: IP, K; allowed 1 of 2 inherited runners to score
Sean Stutzman: 2 IP, H, BB, K
Reymin Guduan: W (1-2), IP, 2 K
Jordan Jankowski: Save (1), IP, H, BB