Omaha got the best of Round Rock and Major League veteran Roy Oswalt, 7-2. In his second start since signing with the Texas Rangers, Oswalt allowed five runs on six hits over four innings. All five runs came in the bottom of the 3rd inning, four coming on Wil Myers‘ grand slam (his 8th homerun in Triple-A).
It was a KC Royals rehab game on Thursday night. Everett Teaford started and allowed one run (on a solo homerun) over two innings. He allowed two hits while striking out two. Chris Getz led off and played second base. He went 1-for-2 with a run scored and a walk. Salvador Perez DH’ed and went 2-for-4, with a double and a strikeout.
Jake Odorizzi picked up the win, as he allowed just one run on five hits and two walks over 6.2 innings. He struck out ten (97 pitches, 68 for strikes). He did however leave the game with the bases loaded, but Tommy Hottovy threw just two pitches to escape and close out the victory.
NW Arkansas walked off against Arkansas, 6-5 in ten innings. With runners at second and third base and two outs, Yem Prades delivered the game winner, a ground ball to third base. He went 3-for-6 with two runs scored. The game headed to extra innings after the Travelers tied the game at 5-5 in the top of the 9th inning.
The game was tied at 4-4 after the 5th inning before the Naturals tied the game in the bottom of the 8th inning on a Rey Navarro RBI single. The Naturals had 13 hits, with Christian Colon and Paulo Orlando collecting two of them.
The Wilmington Blue Rocks were pounded 12-1 on Thursday night. You can check out my live blog HERE.With the loss, the Blue Rocks dropped to 2.5 games back of first place Lynchburg in the Carolina League’s Northern Division, as the Hillcats beat Myrtle Beach 2-1 in a battle of two of the league’s top pitchers.
Nothing went right. The pitching was bad from the second inning on. The offense was…how did manager Vance Wilson put it? “They don’t have any pride…If we lose the first half, it’s on the offense.” You can listen to the entire postgame interview:
Kane County pounded out 13 hits and went 4-for-8 with runners in scoring position en route to their 4-1 victory over Quad Cities. Daniel Mateo went a perfect 3-for-3 with two RBIs. Michael Antonio, Dean Espy, and Tim Ferguson each collected two hits. Fergy picked up his second triple of the season.
The Cougars also received good pitching. Robinson Yambati allowed one run on four hits and a walk over seven innings. He struck out five. Michael Giovenco followed up with two one-hit innings to pick up his second save of the season.
On a bad note, shortstop Orlando Calixte, who went 2-for-4, made his 24th error of the season.
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