Las Vegas 1 @ Tacoma 4 – Boxscore
Recent major leaguers Yan Gomes and Eric Thames each went 2-for-4 with a double. Moises Sierra and Jonathan Diaz each also hit a double and Ricardo Nanita drew the 51’s only walk. The team was 0-for-10 when hitting with runners in scoring position. Anthony Gose and Adeiny Hechavarria were each 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Bill Murphy took the loss, allowing all four runs over 4.2 innings. Murphy gave up eight hits and a pair of walks, striking out three. Jim Hoey threw 2.1 scoreless innings of relief and Bobby Korecky added a scoreless eighth.
New Hampshire 6 @ Portland 3 – Boxscore
There was a pair of strong pitching performances on the mound for the Fisher Cats. Deck McGuire put his name back on the map for an opening in Toronto with 6 innings of five-hit ball. McGuire gave up a pair of runs and struck out four. Aaron Loup came in for McGuire and picked up a 3 inning save. He gave up a solo homer among four hits and struck out four.
New Hampshire racked up 15 hits on the evening, so it’s a bit surprising they only scored six runs until one realizes that the team was 6-for-19 with runners in scoring position. All nine players in the lineup had a hit, but the attack was led by Mike McDade, who went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored. Mark Sobolewski, Brian Bocock and Kevin Howard all went 2-for-5 and Sean Ochinko was 2-for-4. Ryan Goins, Brian Van Kirk, John Tolisano and Brad Glenn each had a hit. None of the Fisher Cats drew a walk.
Bradenton 5 @ Dunedin 3 – Boxscore
Dunedin scored three runs over 5 innings off heralded Jameson Taillon, but couldn’t touch the less well-known members of the bullpen, including Jason Townsend who had 3 scoreless innings of relief. The D-Jays only had five hits and nobody had a multi-hit game. Jake Marisnick had a solo homer in the first and Jack Murphy hit a two-run shot in the second.
Marcus Walden went 6 innings, but didn’t have his strongest outing. He only struck out one and gave up eight hits and five runs. Evan Englebrook, Alan Farina and Danny Barnes all threw a scoreless inning of relief. Barnes struck out all three batters he faced.
Lansing 2 @ Fort Wayne 3 – Boxscore
Texan David Rollins got the start for the Lugnuts and had a strong outing. Although he only went 5 innings, Rollins just allowed a single run on five hits. Rollins walked two and struck out five. Blake McFarland also struck out five in 2.2 innings of solid three-hit relief. Ajay Meyer came on with two out in the eighth and got the final out on a strikeout. With Lansing leading 2-1, Meyer stayed in the game to get the save and retired the first two batters in the ninth. After catching prospect Austin Hedges homered to tie the game, Meyer began to beat himself by walking a batter and balking him to second. Meyer then surrendered a single to give Fort Wayne the walkoff victory.
KC Hobson had a multi-hit game as he went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Andy Burns also went 2-for-4. Chris Hawkins and Kevin Patterson each drew two walks, while Jon Berti, Andy Fermin and Aaron Munoz each went 1-for-4.
Everett 5 @ Vancouver 3 – Boxscore
Ben White started and allowed five hits over 5 innings. He surrendered four runs and only struck out one batter. Bobby Brosnahan followed him with 3 innings of one-hit relief.
Balbino Fuenmayor led the offence as he went 3-for-3 with a walk. He had an RBI and scored one of the Canadians’ three runs. Derrick Chung was 2-for-4 with a double and Nicholas Baligod and Kellen Sweeney each went 1-for-4. Jordan Leyland chipped in with a two-run single.
Bluefield 3 @ Bristol 4 – Boxscore
Roberto Osuna started and gave up one unearned run on one hit. Osuna struck out three over his 3 innings. Jeremy Gabryszwski gave up two solo homers over his 4 innings of relief, both in the bottom of the 7th. Les Williams gave up what turned out to be the winning run in the bottom of the eighth.
Bluefield had eight singles and Matt Dean was the only player to notch two of them. Dickie Thon and Seth Conner were held hitless, while Dwight Smith Jr., Jacob Anderson and Eric Acre all went 1-for-4.
GCL Yankees 5 @ GCL Blue Jays 1 – Boxscore
Jesus Gonzalez went 3-for-4 and outhit the rest of the team. Dawel Lugo and Cody Bartlett each went 1-for-4 with a double. The GCL Jays stole three bases, one each by Gonzalez, DJ Davis and Jorge Vega-Rosado.
Yeyfry Del Rosario started and only went 2 innings, but didn’t give up a run. Four of the runs were scored off Tyler Gonzales, whose ERA currently sits at 108.00. Brandon Kaye and Chuck Ghyseis combined for 5 innings of scoreless relief with five strikeouts.
3rd Star – Mike McDade, 3-for-5, 2 R, 2B, 4 TB
2nd Star – Deck McGuire, 6 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
1st Star – Balbino Fuenmayor, 3-for-3, R, 2B, RBI, BB, 4 TB