AAA Fresno Grizzlies: 6-4 loss to the Albuquerque Isotopes
Albuquerque walked this one off in the bottom of the 10th inning after several scoreless frames from both bullpens. Grizzlies starter Brady Rodgers pitched five and a third innings of solid if not spectacular ball, allowing three earned runs while striking out four. James Hoyt allowed a hit in two scoreless innings while striking out three.
For the offense Danny Worth turned in a 3-4 night with a double and RBI. Derek Fisher stretched his hit streak to six games with a double, knocking in two runs.
AA Corpus Christi Hooks: 7-2 win over the Midland RockHounds
A very nice night for the Hooks offense as every starting player had at least one hit. Chase McDonald had two hits (both home runs) out of the DH spot, a solo homer in the third and a three run job in the sixth. Ramon Laureano raised his Double A average to .318 with a 2-3 night, adding a walk, stolen base and scoring a run.
Kent Emaneul earned the victory for the Hooks, going six and a third innings and giving up one earned run with five strikeouts. Ryan Deemes and Ryan Thompson closed out the game with scoreless appearances out of the bullpen.
High A Lancaster JetHawks: 10-4 loss to the High Desert Mavericks
The top three hitters in the JetHawks lineup (Myles Straw, Mark Wik and Kyle Tucker) did most of the offensive damage going a combined 8-14 in the contest. Tucker was 3-4 with a walk, a run scored, a double, a triple and two RBI.
Starter Joshua James allowed five runs on seven hits over five innings, and the Lancaster bullpen allowed High Desert to tack on five more runs over the final four innings.
Low A Quad Cities River Bandits: 2-1 loss to the Cedar Rapids Kernels
Starters Matt Bower (Quad Cities) and Eduardo Del Rosario (Cedar Rapids) each allowed a solo run in this pitcher's duel. The River Bandits lone run off Del Rosario came on a home run by right fielder Hector Roa. Stephen Wrenn went 1-3 with a stolen base.
Bower held Cedar Rapids to one run over five and a third innings despite walking five. He struckout four batters in his outing. Justin Ferrell took the loss in relief for Quad Cities.
SS Tri-City ValleyCats: 2-0 loss to the Auburn Doubledays
Quiet game for the ValleyCats offense as they were held to six hits and a walk in the loss. Catcher Kevin Martir picked up the lone extra base hit (a double), while center fielder Andy Pineda went 2-3 with a stolen base.
It looks like Tri-City treated this one as a bullpen or tandem start game. Tyler Britton went three innings to start, allowing the only two runs of the game and striking out three. Salvador Montano (three innings) and Kevin Hill (two inings) held Auburn scoreless for the rest of the game.
2016 first round draft pick Forrest Whitley got roughed up a bit in his start, allowing two runs on three hits and two walks in two and two thirds innings.
Connor MacDonald, Carlos Machado and Ruben Castro each had two-hit nights for the rookie Astros.