Las Vegas 9 Sacramento 4
The eight-nine hitters in the lineup - Kevin Howard and Kenen Bailli - each slugged homer runs and drove in a combined three runs while scoring four times. Danny Perales and Jack Cust had two hits a piece. The latter walked twice and drove in two runs. Brian Bocock had a rough day with an 0-for-5 and three Ks. Scott Richmond won his 10th game on the year at triple-A by allowing just one run in six innings. He allowed five hits, one walk and struck out seven.
New Hampshire 4 Altoona 2
The key pitching performance in this game was the rehabbing Brandon Morrow who allowed two runs in 4.2 innings of work despite having so-so command. He walked two and struck out four batters. Sam Dyson worked a scoreless inning and struck out one. Recently-signed catcher Yorvit Torrealba continued to get into game shape with the AA team and went 1-for-2. Koby Clemens went 2-for-2 with a home run batting out of the nine-hole. Ryan Schimpf was 1-for-3 with a double and a walk. John Tolisano had a solo homer.
Lakeland 7 Dunedin 3
Dunedin managed just four hits. Pierce Ranking went 1-for-2 with a walk. Kenny Wilson was hitless but walked twice and stole two bases. He was also picked off first base. Kevin Pillar had just one hit but he made it count with his first high-A home run. Making his first start since being returned to Dunedin from Lansing, Jesse Hernandez struggled. He allowed five runs in 4.0 innings of work. Danny Barnes was the only pitcher who survived unscathed by working a scoreless eighth inning.
Lake County 9 Lansing 2
The A-ball struggles continued on Sunday with Lansing managing just three hits. Blake McFarland struggled on the mound and was yanked after 1.1 innings of work. He allowed seven runs on eight hits and a two walks. Alesone Escalante worked 4.2 innings and allowed just one run. Philip Brua finished off the game with two innings. The three hits by the Lugnuts were had by Chris Hawkins, Andy Fermin, and Chris Schaeffer. Kipp Schutz was ejected for arguing after just one at-bat and his replacement, Michael Crouse, went 0-for-3 with 3 Ks.
Vancouver 3 Salem-Keizer 0
Kyle Anderson held the Giants affiliate scoreless for 5.1 innings despite failing to strike out a batter. Wil Browning, Eric Brown, and Andrew Sikula contributed to the shutout. Jorge Flores' late season slide continued with an 0-for-4 day. Matt Newman and Kellen Sweeney each had two hits. Sweeney and Balbino Fuenmayor went deep with solo shots.
Danville 5 Bluefield 4
Daniel Norris' struggles continued. He allowed five runs (three earned) in 3.1 innings of work. He gave up six hits, but just one walk, and struck out five batters. Brandon Kaye worked 2.2 scoreless innings. D.J. Davis continues to hit well in the Appalachian League. He had another two hits but was picked off first base by the Braves' catcher. Christian Lopes had two hits, including a home run. Santiago Nessy was 1-for-2 with a walk.
Bluefield 3 Danville 2
Davis had another hit in this game but was picked off first base again - this time by the catcher - and struck out twice. Christian Lopes had two more hits. Seth Conner went 1-for-2 with a strikeout. Matt Dean went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a stolen base. On the mound, Griffin Murphy earned his first start of the year and struck out seven batters in 4.1 innings. He allowed just one run and one hit. He walked three batters. Les Williams finished off the game.
GCL Jays off day
DSL Tigers 5 DSL Jays 4
Jimmy Cordero was roughed up and allowed four runs in 2.2 innings of work. Francis Eduardo relieved him and allowed just one unearned run in 3.0 innings. Miguel Burgos allowed four hits in 2.2 innings of work but did not allow a run to cross the plate. Rolando Sergovia went 2-for-5 with a double and two Ks. He also stolen a base and made two fielding errors. Leudy Garcia and Gustavo Perinan each had two hits. Juan Tejada went 1-for-2 with two walks and was caught stealing a base.
The Three Stars:
3. Griffin Murphy, 7 Ks in 4.1 IP
2. Christian Lopes, with 4 hits in 2 games, including a homer
1. Jack Cust, with two hits, two RBI and two walks