Fresno's Late Rally Comes Short in 6-5 Loss
The Grizzlies scored in three in the bottom of the eighth to get it within one came up empty in the ninth. Jon Singleton's bat has been heating up lately as he's up to a .308 batting average in the last ten games. Also, four of his five home runs have come in that span.
|1- Eury Perez||PR-RF||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.325|
|a- Matt Duffy||PH-LF-3B||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.128|
|b- Danny Worth||PH-2B||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.347|
|c- Tyler Heineman||PH||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0.188|
|James Hoyt (L, 0-2)||1||1||1||1||0||0||0||2.38|
Martes Struggles Again in Hooks 8-7 Loss
Francis Martes came into this season as the hot prospect in the Astros system as his stock soared throughout last season and into contention as being the top pitching prospect in the system. After being dominant in his season debut, the wheel have completely fallen off in his next three appearances.
He gave up three runs (all earned) in his second appearance across four innings. But, it was third appearance that really initiated the struggles. He only recorded two outs in it and gave up five runs (again all earned). His first three games came as the starter.
Last night he came out of the pen and was able to record more outs but it still wasn't pretty. He allowed six runs and five of those were earned.
The 11/10 SO/BB ratio is concerning...very concerning.
|1- Chan Jong Moon||PR-DH||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Francis Martes (BS, 1)(L, 1-2)||2.1||6||6||5||2||2||0||9|
Lancaster Completes 1-Hitter and Win 1-0
Trent Thornton faced one over the minimum due to allowing one hit. His tandem partner, Joshua James, allowed one runner due to a walk but faced the minimum due to a caught stealing. Just one over the minimum for the game is very impressive. Thornton's game score was 70 and had a GO/AO ratio of 8/2. Both pitchers only needed 63 pitches each.
|Trent Thornton (W, 1-0)||5||1||0||0||0||5||0||3.5|
|Joshua James (S, 1)||4||0||0||0||1||6||0||4.97|
Wernes' Bat Wakes Up in 2-1 River Bandits Win
I've been very intrigued by Bobby Wernes since he was drafted, partly because my brother-in-law is a big Razorback fan and told me he knew how to hit and really liked him. Try not to hold his college fandom against him. I know it's tough. But, after Wernes went on to do nothing but hit in Tri-City, I really became intrigued. The only power he had was in the form of doubles which is not characteristic of most third baseman.
However, he hasn't done anything. He recently started making a little better contact and even drove a few doubles. But, yesterday he went 3-3 with a pair of doubles. Those doubles doubled his season doubles....say that really fast.
|Sebastian Kessay (W, 1-2)||3||3||0||0||1||6||0||9.64|
|Andrew Thome (S, 3)||1||2||0||0||0||0||0||1.1|