AAA Fresno Grizzlies: 14-3 win over the Oklahoma City Dodgers
The Grizzlies offense pounded out 16 hits in this one. Every Grizzlies starter had at least one hit. Matt Duffy hit two home runs with five RBIs on the night. Jon Singleton continued his recent hot stretch with a 2-5 night with a double, a home run and a walk. Jon Kemmer had three hits and an RBI.
The Grizzlies jumped out to an early three run lead in the first inning on Duffy's first home run. They were held scoreless in the second, but scored at least one run in the third through seventh innings. They also earned five walks to go along with the 16 hits.
Grizzlies starter Cesar Valdez took advantage of the offensive explosion, tossing five innings of one run ball. He struckout five, allowed two hits and walked two.
AA Corpus Christi Hooks: 7-4 win over the Arkansas Travelers
Alex Bregman and J.D. Davis continue to pace the Hooks attack, as both hit home runs last night. That's now 12 home runs in 32 games for Bregatron, just an unbelievable pace. He went 1-3 on the night with the home run and two runs scored. Davis was 1-4 with the two run home run, and he's raised his average almost 50 points in the last 10 games. Over those 10 games he's hitting .383 with six home runs 14 RBI.
Rehabbing Carlos Gomez went 0-3 with a run scored and two strikeouts.
On the pitching side, Hooks starter Cy Sneed earned his third win of the season. He limited the Travelers to two runs on three hits and a walk. It's been a nice season so far for Sneed, who's showing he's more than just a great mustache. He's striking out more than a batter an inning, with 40 in 34 1/3 innings so far this year.
Brendan McCurry pitched the final two innings for his eighth save of the season. He has 33 strikeouts in 25 1/3 innings and a 1.03 WHIP for the Hooks.
High A Lancaster JetHawks: 11-9 win over the Stockton Ports
Eleven runs on eleven hits for the JetHawks. That's the type of offensive efficiency the Astros could really use.
Right fielder Jason Martin went 2-4 with a double, a home run, and two RBI. Ramon Laureano started in center field and went 2-4 with two runs scored, a double and an RBI. Third baseman Antonio Nunez went 2-5 with three runs scored and a stolen base.
It was an odd night on the pitching front, with only eight of the 20 runs scored in the game being earned. JetHawks starter Brock Dykxhoorn allowed four runs (one earned) on seven hits over five innings and struckout six. Jacob Dorris came into the game in the seventh inning with the tying run on second and managed to close the door. Overall he pitched 2 1/3 innings for the save, allowing two hits and striking out five.
Low A Quad Cities River Bandits: 2-1 loss to the Beloit Snappers
The River Bandits apparently missed the memo on the big offensive night, managing only four hits and a run against the Snappers. Beloit starter Kyle Friedrichs dominated, throwing eight innings with four hits and four strikeouts.
Kyle Tucker went 0-3 but picked up his 20th steal of the season after earning a walk. Bobby Wernes went 1-3 and scored the lone run.
Quad Cities starter Franklin Perez pitched well, allowing one run on four hits and a walk in four innings. He struckout three, and the only run he allowed came on a balk. According to the game story, Perez is the youngest player in the Midwest League.