Dallas Keuchel makes rehab start, Fresno annihilates their opposition.
AAA: Fresno Grizzlies (54-41) won 22-8 Boxscore
Fresno racked up 22 runs on 22 hits in a thorough dismantling of the Las Vegas 51’s. Grizzlies hitters pounded six home runs on the night, and every Fresno batter had at least one hit. In a night full of star performances on the offensive side, Jon Kemmer was tops going 4-6 with a home run, three runs scored and six RBI. Derek Fisher, Tony Kemp, Preston Tucker and Reid Brignac (2) also homered.
Grizzlies starter Rogelio Armenteros didn’t pitch great (five runs in five innings) but the offense gave him 12 runs to work with by the time he exited the game.
AA: Corpus Christi Hooks (47-47) won 7-2 Boxscore
All eyes were on Dallas Keuchel as the Astros’ ace lefty made a rehab start for the Hooks. It went very well, with Keuchel allowing only two hits and a walk in three innings while striking out three. Keuchel threw 45 pitches, 29 for strikes.
Jason Martin provided the offensive spark, going 4-4 with two doubles, a home run and two RBI.
Josh James earned the win with three scoreless, hitless innings in relief of Keuchel.
Buies Creek split a double-header with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans.
Cionel Perez and Brett Adcock combined as tandem starters in the first game and held off the Pelicans for the victory. On base machine Myles Straw reached base four times with two hits and two walks from the lead off spot.
Buies Creek could only muster two hits in the second game and fell in extra innings. Starter Ryan Hartman pitched well, throwing seven scoreless innings with six strikeouts.
A: Quad Cities River Bandits (54-39) lost 6-2 Boxscore
River Bandits starter Yohan Ramirez went five innings, allowing three runs on five hits and three walks with four strikeouts.
Right fielder Carmen Benedetti went 2-4 to lead the River Bandits offense.
A-: Tri-City ValleyCats (10-15) Rained out
Rookie: Greeneville Astros (15-9) lost 13-0 Boxscore
A scoreless pitcher’s duel for seven innings turned into a rout in the final two frames.
Greeneville starter Hansel Paulino had an excellent outing, going five and two thirds scoreless innings allowing four hits and striking out five.
Today’s Starters according to MILB.com:
FRE: Kyle Smith (6.64 ERA)
CC: Akeem Bostick (3.67 ERA)
BC: Hector Perez (2.90 ERA)
TRI: Juan Robles (9.35 ERA)
GR: Felipe Tejeda (3.09 ERA)