OKC Dodgers 7 vs Sugar Land Space Cowboys (Astros) 8
Jon Duplantier was up to 48 pitches when he got pulled with two outs in the 2nd inning. He allowed 2 runs on 3 hits and 2 walks. Justin Hagenman gave up a HR in the 3rd inning. Mark Washington continues to struggle of late with 2 hits and 2 walks scoring a run.
Jake Reed pitched 2.0 scoreless innings including inducing a bases loaded one out DP in the bottom of the 9th in a tie game. After the Dodgers took the lead in the top of the 10th on a 3-run Michael Busch HR (15), Carson Fulmer came in to get the save. Instead he gave up 4 runs and the Space Cowboys got the win.
Earlier in the game, after two walks, back to back singles by Jason Martin and Ryan Noda scored 2. In the next inning, Edwin Rios hit a 2-run HR to give OKC the lead that Mark Washington could not hold.
Michael Busch was the only OKC hitter to get 2 hits.
Wichita Wind Surge (Twins) 17 vs Tulsa Drillers 4
There was not much positive that transpired in this game on the pitching side. 6 pitchers gave up 14 hits and 14 backs to plate 17 runs. Jose Hernandez pitched 1.2 innings and gave up a walk to go with 3 K’s, and Nick Robertson pitched a scoreless 9th allowing a hit and recording 1 K.
Brandon Lewis hit a 2-run HR (15) and Andy Pages hit his 21st double. Pages and Kenneth Betancourt had two hits.
Great Lakes Loons 2 vs Lansing Lugnuts (A’s) 1
In a pitcher’s duel, the Loons came from behind with a run in the 5th and 8th to get the win. In the 5th, Eddys Leonard doubled (28) and scored on a pair of ground outs to tie the game at 1. In the 8th, Damon Keith hit his first Great Lakes double and scored on a Luis Yanel Diaz single for the go-ahead and eventual winning run.
Nick Frasso started for the Loons and pitched 2.2 innings before reaching his pitch count (56/40 strikes). He gave up 2 hits and the one Lugnuts run. He struck out 5.
River Ryan followed Frasso and pitched 4.1 scoreless innings, allowing 2 hits, 1 walk, and recording 6 K. Ryan Sublette and Jake Cantleberry completed the final two innings to preserve the win.
The Loons had 3 hits, but two were critical doubles.
Modesto Nuts (Seattle) 15 vs Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 11
RC took an 11-6 lead into the 9th. Unfortunately Madison Jeffrey and Christian Suarez surrendered 9 runs in the 9th for the loss. 6 pitchers went to the bump, but only one, Reinaldo De Paula, was effective for more than one batter.
Offensively, the new draftees continue to produce. Nick Biddison hit his 2nd HR as he went 2-5 with 2 RBI’s. Chris Alleyne went 2-5. Yeiner Hernandez went 3-5 with his 14th double and 2 RBI’s. And Dalton Rushing continued his hot bat with a 3-5 night with 2 doubles (3) and 3 RBI’s. In 9 games, 29 AB, Rushing is slashing .483/.619/.793/1.412. Obviously I am not in charge, but methinks he deserves to be pushed to Great Lakes to see how he fares.