AAA Fresno Grizzlies (Tacos): 3-1 win over the Albuquerque Isotopes
Old friend Brad Peacock pitched eight strong innings to lead Fresno to a win on another Tuesday night Taco night. Peacock struck out six over the eight innings, only allowing a single unearned run. Kevin Chapman and Jordan Jankowski combined for the save in the ninth to finish off the Isotopes.
Colin Moran and A.J. Reed each had a pair of hits, and Matt Duffy tallied a solo home run and a walk. Reed is heating up at the plate, hitting .333 over his last 10 games with two home runs and six RBI.
AA Corpus Christi Hooks: 5-1 win over the San Antonio Missions
The Hooks opened the second half of the season much like the first half, winning another game. They've now won 19 of their last 22 contests. They got off to a fast start in this one, plating four runs in the first inning. Teoscar Hernandez led off with a walk and stole second, and J.D. Davis and Nick Tanielu provided RBI singles.
Hernandez reached base twice by walk and stole two bases. Mott Hyde went 3-5 with a run scored, a double and an RBI. Derek Fisher went 1-3 with a run, a triple, a walk and a stolen base.
Hooks starter Evan Grills took advantage of the early lead to earn the win, going six innings and allowing one earned run with four strikeouts. Ryan Thompson and Eric Peterson closed out the victory for the Hooks.
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SS Tri-City ValleyCats: 8-3 Loss to the Brooklyn Cyclones
This was a tight ballgame through seven innnings before Brooklyn scored five runs in the bottom of the 7th to break it open. The ValleyCats jumped out to a three run lead, scoring single runs in the first three innings.
One of the runs came on the first professional home run by second round pick Ronnie Dawson. Outfielder Stephen Wrenn (2016 6th round pick) continued his hot start at the plate with a triple and a run scored. Randy Cesar added a solo home run for the ValleyCats.
Starter Sebastian Kessay struckout four Cyclones over four innings of work, allowing three runs on four hits and two walks.