Another day of minor league action is in the books. See the results below.
AAA: Sugar Land Space Cowboys (21-27) won 11-2 (BOX SCORE)
Sugar Land got on the board in the 2nd inning scoring 3 runs on a Dirden sac fly, Berryhill bases loaded walk and Matijevic sac fly. Blanco got the start and pitched well tossing 5.1 scoreless innings with 9 strikeouts. The offense got 2 more in the 6th on a Leon RBI double and Perez sac fly. Kessinger added a solo HR in the 7th. In the 8th, the offense blew it open scoring 5 runs on a Kessinger RBI single, Lee HBP, Machado 2 run single and a run scoring on a wild pitch. Tamarez allowed 2 runs but closed it out striking out 3 over the final 3 innings.
Note: Blanco has a 0.56 ERA with 21 K in 16 innings in Triple-A.
- J.J. Matijevic, 1B: 1-for-4, R, RBI
- Grae Kessinger, SS-3B: 2-for-5, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI
- Korey Lee, C: 2-for-4, 2 R, RBI
- Rylan Bannon, 3B: 2-for-2, R, BB
- Dixon Machado, SS: 1-for-1, 2 RBI, BB
- Pedro Leon, 2B: 1-for-4, 2 R, 2B, RBI, BB
- Justin Dirden, CF: 1-for-4, RBI
- Joe Perez, RF: 1-for-4, R, RBI
- Luke Berryhill, DH: 0-for-1, R, RBI, 3 BB
- Ronel Blanco, RHP: 5.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 9 K (WIN)
- Austin Davis, LHP: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
- Misael Tamarez, RHP: 3.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K (SAVE)
AA: Corpus Christi Hooks (19-24) lost 5-4 (BOX SCORE)
Midland jumped out to an early lead scoring 4 runs in the first off Chaidez. Loperfido responded with a 2 run HR in the bottom of the inning. After falling behind 5-2, the Hooks got a run in the 4th on a Wolforth bases loaded walk. In the 8th, Whitcomb added a solo HR to make it 5-4. Gordon was great in relief tossing 5 scoreless innings with 6 strikeouts but the offense was unable to complete the comeback as they fell 5-4.
Note: Gordon has a 2.40 ERA with 40 K in 30 innings of his last 6 outings.
- Kenedy Corona, CF: 1-for-5, R, 2B
- Joey Loperfido, 2B: 2-for-3, R, HR, 2 RBI, BB, SB
- Zach Dezenzo, 1B: 1-for-3, R, BB
- Shay Whitcomb, SS: 2-for-4, R, HR, RBI, SB
- Chad Stevens, 3B: 1-for-3, BB
- Garrett Wolforth, C: 0-for-3, RBI, BB
- Adrian Chaidez, RHP: 3.2 IP, 2 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 5 K
- Jacob DeLabio, RHP: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 0 K
- Colton Gordon, LHP: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K
A+: Asheville Tourists (19-22) lost 9-2 (BOX SCORE)
De Paula started and allowed 4 runs over 3.1 innings. Gusto pitched out of the pen but struggled too as he allowed 5 runs, 4 earned, over 3.2 innings. The offense was quiet most of the night but Borden put them on the board with a 2 run double in the 9th. That was all from the offense as they fell 9-2.
Note: Borden is hitting .318 this season.
- Jacob Melton, CF: 0-for-2, R, 2 BB, SB
- Ryan Wrobleski, C: 1-for-4, R, 2B
- Tim Borden, SS: 2-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI
- Michael Sandle, LF: 2-for-3, SB
- Brayan De Paula, LHP: 3.1 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 6 BB, 3 K
- Jose Betances, RHP: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
- Ryan Gusto, RHP: 3.2 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 5 K
- Ronny Garcia, RHP: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
A: Fayetteville Woodpeckers (16-26) lost 6-1 (BOX SCORE)
Santa started for the Woodpeckers and allowed 3 runs over 4.2 innings. Chirinos pitched in relief and also allowed 3 runs, 2 earned, over 3.2 innings. The offense’s lone run came in the 8th on a Loftin RBI single but that would be it as the Woodpeckers fell 6-1.
Note: Loftin has 15 SB this season.
- Jackson Loftin, SS: 3-for-4, 2B, RBI, SB
- John Garcia, LF: 1-for-3, 2B
- Dauri Lorenzo, DH: 0-for-2, 2 BB
- Ricardo Balogh, 2B: 1-for-4, R, 2B
- Alimber Santa, RHP: 4.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
- Ian Foggo, RHP: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K
- Amilcar Chirinos, RHP: 3.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
- Bryan Perez, RHP: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
Today’s minor league starters:
SL: Jairo Solis - 6:05 CT
CC: Rhett Kouba - 7:05 CT
AV: Valente Bellozo - 6:00 CT
FV: Nic Swanson - 4:05 CT