Fresno 4 @ Las Vegas 14 – Boxscore
It was a fun night in Nevada, as Las Vegas won big. Jesse Chavez had a reasonable start by the park’s standards, allowing three earned runs over 6 innings. Chavez allowed five hits and a walk and struck out five. Even more impressively, he threw 61 of 88 pitchers for strikes. Jim Hoey allowed a run on two hits in his inning of relief and Ryota Igarashi and Chad Beck each had perfect frames, the latter’s coming on six pitches.
The 51’s hit old friend Brian Burres hard, scoring seven runs over 4.1 innings and then did the majority of the rest of the damage against reliever Wilmin Rodriguez. Anthony Gose was hitless with a pair of walks and Mike McCoy also had an 0-fer. Everyone else had at least one hit. David Cooper went 4-for-5 with 3 RBIs and finished a homer short of the cycle. Chris Woodward was 3-for-4 with a walk and 4 RBIs and finished a double short of the cycle. Travis Snider had a walk and three hits, including a double, and Adeiny Hechavarria was 3-for-5 with a pair of singles and a double. Travis d’Arnaud contributed with a single, Moises Sierra with a double and Yan Gomes had one of each.
New Hampshire 2 @ Reading 4 – Boxscore
The Fisher Cats scored two in the first, as Brian Van Kirk homered, brining in Ryan Goins. Van Kirk, Goins and Brad Glenn each went 2-for-4. Glenn and AJ Jimenez each had a double and Jonathan Diaz, Mike McDade and Mark Sobolewski each had singles. Koby Clemens and Justin Jackson were kept off the bases and Koby had a trio of strikeouts.
Ryan Tepera gave up two runs, only one earned, over 5 innings. He struck out three, walked two and gave up four hits. Two more runs came in to count off Matt Daly, who surrendered four hits and a walk. Evan Crawford had a scoreless inning of relief, striking out the side, and Aaron Loup also had a perfect frame.
Dunedin 7 @ Daytona 1 – Boxscore
John Stilson was reportedly very impressive, with four strikeouts over 4 innings. Stilson only allowed one hit and walked a pair. He retired five of six batters on balls in play on the ground. Stilson turned the ball over to Egan Smith, who struck out five and allowed five hits over his 3 innings. He surrendered the only run to Daytona. Dayton Martze finished the game with a couple of innings of one-hit ball with three strikeouts.
Michael Crouse and Jon Talley each went 2-for-4, with Crouse scoring twice and Talley hitting a key two-out homer to double Dunedin’s lead over Daytona. Jonathan Jones and Kevin Nolan each hit a double, while Jones and Marcus Knecht each had 2 RBIs. Sean Ochinko, Kevin Ahrens and Ivan Contreras each added singles. Jake Marisnick was 0-for-2, but he drew a pair of walks, as did Jones. Marisnick was caught stealing and picked off.
Lansing 7 @ Dayton 4 – Boxscore
Anthony DeSclafani and Noah Syndergaard each threw 3 innings. The Dragons had four baserunners and scored one run against each. DeSclafani gave up three hits and struck out three, as well. Meanwhile, Syndergaard gave up a pair of hits and walks, notched a pair of strikeouts and allowed an unearned run. Kramer Champlin allowed two runs in relief and Ajay Meyer earned his third save with a scoreless inning.
Lansing had a 5-3 lead going into the 8th inning and Jonathon Berti hit a two-run homer to add some nice insurance runs. Both he and Chris Hawkins went 1-for-3 with 2 RBIs and a walk. Kellen Sweeney was the only Lugnut with a multi-hit game, going 2-for-4. Carlos Perez, Andrew Burns, KC Hobson and Kevin Pillar each added a hit, with Hobson walking twice and Pillar once. Kenny Wilson had an 0-for-5 evening in the leadoff spot.
3rd Star – John Stilson, 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K
2nd Star – David Cooper, 4-for-5, 3 R, 2B, 3B, 3 RBI, 7 TB
1st Star – Chris Woodward, 3-for-4, R, 2B, HR, 4 RBI, BB, 7 TB