AAA: Fresno Grizzlies (76-55) won 7-6 (BOX SCORE)
James started and went 5 innings allowing 4 runs, 3 earned. The Grizzlies got on the board with a 2 run shot from Reed in the first inning. They were scoreless for the rest of the game and entered the bottom of the 9th down 6-2. The Grizzlies rallied getting an RBI single from De Goti and an RBI groundout from Straw to make it 6-4. With two on, Salt Lake brought in a lefty to face Tucker. It didn’t matter though as Tucker stayed hot and hit a walk-off 3 run HR to win it and clinch the Pacific Northern Division.
Note: Tucker is hitting .556 with 9 HR, 18 RBI over his last 8 games.
- Myles Straw, CF: 0-for-5, R, RBI
- Kyle Tucker, RF: 2-for-4, R, HR, 3 RBI, BB, SB
- Jack Mayfield, 2B: 2-for-3, R, 2 2B
- AJ Reed, 1B: 1-for-4, R, HR, 2 RBI
- Derek Fisher, LF: 1-for-4, R
- Jamie Ritchie, C: 1-for-4, R
- Yordan Alvarez, DH: 0-for-2, R, 2 BB
- Alex De Goti, SS: 2-for-4, RBI
- Josh James, RHP: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
- Ralph Garza, RHP: 3.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
- Cionel Perez, LHP: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K (WIN)
AA: Corpus Christi Hooks (78-51) won 5-4 (BOX SCORE)
Martin started and struck out 9 over 5.2 innings while allowing 3 runs, 1 earned. The Hooks got on the board in the 3rd on a Dawson RBI groundout. In the 5th the Hooks took the lead on a Dawson 3 run HR, his 16th of the season. San Antonio picked up a run in the 9th to force the game to extras. In the bottom of the 10th, Dawson capped off his big night with a walk-off RBI double.
Note: Martin has a 2.33 ERA with 117 K in 116 innings this season.
- Ronnie Dawson, CF: 2-for-5, R, 2B, HR, 5 RBI, SB
- Taylor Jones, 1B: 1-for-4, 2B
- Josh Rojas, RF: 2-for-4, SB
- Eduardo de Oleo, C: 2-for-4, 2 R, 2B
- Anibal Sierra, SS: 2-for-3, 2 R, 2B
- Corbin Martin, RHP: 5.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 9 K
- Alex Winkelman, LHP: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 1 K
- Erasmo Pinales, RHP: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
- Ronel Blanco, RHP: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K (WIN)
A+: Buies Creek Astros (73-55) lost 2-1 (BOX SCORE)
Rough night for the offense as they managed just 3 hits and 1 run. Hernandez tossed a complete game on just 88 pitches and allowed 2 runs, though both were unearned. Unfortunately he didn’t get any other run support and they dropped this one 2-1.
Note: Hernandez has a 2.63 ERA in 51.1 innings this season.
- Corey Julks, LF: 0-for-4, RBI
- Osvaldo Duarte, 3B: 1-for-3, BB
- Seth Beer, 1B: 0-for-4
- Jonathan Arauz, SS: 1-for-3, R, 3B
- Jose Hernandez, RHP: 9.0 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
A: Quad Cities River Bandits (75-57) won 8-2 (BOX SCORE)
The River Bandits opened this game up in the 4th scoring 5 runs on a Dawson RBI single, Lacroix 3 run double, and another run scoring on an error. Donato started and pitched well again striking out 10 over 5.2 innings while allowing 2 runs. Lacroix added a 2 run double in the 8th and McKenna connected on a solo HR in the 9th for a little insurance. Duncan and Mushinski closed it out with scoreless outings.
Note: Donato has a 1.87 ERA with 87 K in 71.2 innings this season.
- Jonathan Lacroix, LF: 3-for-5, 2 2B, 5 RBI, SB
- Alex McKenna, DH: 3-for-4, 2 R, HR, RBI, BB
- Alfredo Angarita, CF: 1-for-3, R, BB
- Miguelangel Sierra, SS: 1-for-4, R, BB
- Michael Papierski, C: 1-for-5, 2 R, RBI
- Trey Dawson, 2B: 2-for-3, 2 R, RBI, BB
- Chad Donato, RHP: 5.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 10 K
- Tanner Duncan, RHP: 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
- Parker Mushinski, LHP: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
A-: Tri-City ValleyCats (37-28) lost 4-0 (BOX SCORE)
- Drew Ferguson, RF: 2-for-5, 2 2B, RBI
- Enmanuel Valdez, 3B: 0-for-4, R, BB
- Carlos Machado, LF: 5-for-5, 2 R, 3B
- Austin Dennis, 2B: 3-for-4, R, BB
- Alex Holderbach, 1B: 2-for-5, 2B, 2 RBI
- Nathan Perry, DH: 1-for-5, R, HR, 2 RBI
- Logan Mattix, CF: 1-for-5, R, 2B
- Nivaldo Rodriguez, RHP: 2.1 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
- Manny Ramirez, RHP: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
- Matt Ruppenthal, RHP: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
- Layne Henderson, RHP: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
- Luis De Paula, RHP: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
Today’s starters according to MiLB.com:
FRE: Kent Emanuel (4.83 ERA)
CC: Brandon Bailey (4.26 ERA)
BC: J.B. Bukauskas (0.78 ERA)
QC: Bryan Abreu (1.39 ERA)
TRI: Shawn Dubin (4.81 ERA)