Las Vegas 8 Fresno 7
Adam Lind led the offense with four hits, including two doubles. Travis d'Arnaud had three base-knocks, including one double, and drove in two runs. Danny Perales, in off the bench for starting right-fielder Ricardo Nanita, hit a grand slam. Anthony Gose had two hits. Eric Thames was 0-for-4. The 51s hurlers struggled in this game. Scott Richmond started and allowed three runs in 4.0 innings of work. Bill Murphy and Jim Hoey each came in and allowed two runs. Evan Crawford worked a scoreless third of an inning to preserve the win and Jerry Gil shut the door in the ninth for his third save.
The Fisher Cats are mired in an ugly season. The club took a tie game into the ninth inning but Aaron Loup allowed the winning run on base and an error by second baseman John Tolisano allowed the run to score. The offense was unable to mount a comeback in the bottom of the ninth inning. Joel Carreno started the game and wasn't good. He allowed five runs on four walks and seven hits in 5.0 innings. Sam Dyson worked two scoreless innings with his bowling-ball fastball and induced five ground-ball outs but did not strike anyone out. Cuban outfielder Kenen Bailli, promoted from high-A, went 4-for-5 in his double-A debut. Brian Bocock and Brian Van Kirk each had two hits. Tolisano went 1-for-3 with a home runs and two walks. Mark Sobolewski went 0-for-5 and made the last out of the game.
Bowie 6 New Hampshire 5
Bowie 6 New Hampshire 5The baby Jays clinched a playoff spot with this win. Starter John Stilson was just OK and he gave up seven hits and a walk in 5.0 innings of work. That resulted in two runs for the Phillies affiliate. Dustin Antolin, Dayton Marze, Boomer Potts and Danny Barnes all came out of the bullpen. At the plate, a rehabbing Travis Snider and Kevin Nolan each had four hits. Jake Marisnick had three hits and stole two bases. Marcus Knecht went 2-for-4 with a walk and two strikeouts. Michael Crouse and Jack Murphy were each 0-for-4 but the Canadian outfielder had an assist when he nailed a runner at second base.
Marcus Walden pitched 5.0 shutout innings and struck out six batters. Javier Avendano allowed one run in three innings and struck out five. Tyler Ybarra recorded his second save with a scoreless ninth inning. Kevin Patterson and Kevin Pillar each had to hits. The latter prospect stole his 22nd base on the season. The first four batters in the lineup were a combined 0-for-13. Gustavo Pierre was 0-for-3 with a walk.
Jorge Contreras, making his second start on the year, kept his scoreless streak alive with another four innings of work. He allowed four hits, walked one and struck out four batters. Miguel Burgos and Manny Lopez struggled through the middle innings with the latter pitcher making two errors and taking the loss. At the plate, third baseman Deiferson Barreto had three hits, including a double. Second baseman Ronnie Demorizi, the recipient of a solid off-season signing bonus, went 1-for-3 with a walk, two Ks and a stolen base. Center-fielder Juan Tejada - another key off-season signee - kept his hit streak alive with a 1-for-4 day. He has now at least one hit in each of the club's seven games.
Three Stars: 3. Danny Perales, grand slam 2. Marcus Walden, 5.0 shutout innings 1. Adam Lind/Travis Snider/Kevin Nolan, four hits each