Asheville Tourists 2, Greenville Drive 0
It was a rare low-scoring affair as the Asheville Tourists edges the Greenville Drive 2-0.
The Tourists brought their patient shoes to the park, drawing seven walks total, two a piece from David Dahl and Ryan McMahon.
Dahl added a hit, stole a base and scored a run bringing his season totals to 10 home runs and 18 stolen bases to go along with a .305/.345/.501 slashline.
McMahon added an RBI double to his two walks and scored the other run in the game. Raimel Tapia had a walk and a stolen base, his 25th of the season.
Asheville pitching was stellar, starting with Antonio Senzatela, who continues a good stretch, going five innings, striking out five, and giving up only three hits. In his last four games (24 innings pitched) Senzatela has given up one run.
Matt Pierpont kept a clean-sheet he has had going through his first 17.2 innings this season. Since moving to Asheville Pierpont has a 0.00 ERA. He gave up two hits and struck out three in this one.
Carlos Estevez and Dylan Stamey each worked perfect innings to lock-up the shutout.
Hamlet Marte continues to be a nightmare for pitchers to get out, going 2-4 with a walk and two runs scored. He also stole his second base of the season. Marte is hitting .370/.446/.575.
Forrest Wall continues to hit well, grabbing two more including a double and three RBI to bring his season average to .321.
Terry McClure and Omar Carrizales each had doubles as well and Luis Jean had a two-hit day, but it was Randy Reyes who was the real offensive hero.
Reyes went 3-4 with a three-run home run, two runs scored, en route to a five RBI day.
Sam Howard struggled in his three innings, giving up four runs on six hits, striking out two and walking two.
Tri-City Dust Devils 6, Vancouver Candians 10
It was another rough outing for Blake Shouse, though not terrible, in his five innings of work, giving up four runs and striking out only one.
Dillon Thomas hit a three run home run and Josh Fuentes and Drew Weeks each added multi-hit days with an RBI a each.
Modesto Nuts 6, Lancaster JetHawks 7
Michael Tauchman went 4-6 bringing his average to .375 but it wasn't enough as the Modesto Nuts fell to the Lancaster JetHawks 7-6.
Juan Ciriaco and Rosell Herrera also had multiple hits including a double a piece. David Bergin hit his fifth home run of the season.
Ryan Carpenter worked seven innings and gave up four runs (three earned) on five hits. Peter Tago and Rayan Gonzalez gave up a combined three runs in relief.
Tulsa Drillers 7, Springfield Cardinals 1
Taylor Featherson blasted a three-run home run and Ryan Casteel added a solo-shot of his own to help power the Drillers to a 7-1 over the Springfield Cardinals. Tyler Massey had a mutli-hit day along with Featherston and Casteel, scoring twice and driving in two.
Trevor Story continues to struggle in Tulsa going 0-3 with two strike outs, though he did draw a walk.
Carlos Hernandez worked six innings giving up one run on four hits and four strikeouts.
Colorado Spring Sky Sox 5, Nashville Sounds 2
Chris Capuano pitched seven innings, gave up two runs, and struck out a hefty eleven batters on the way to a 5-2 win for the Sky Sox.
Capuano only gave up four hits in the game, though two of them were home runs. Dan Houston picked up the two inning save.
Colorado Springs only tallied one extra-base hit, a double from Drew Garcia, but scored five runs via multi-hit performances from Garcia, Angelys Nina, Tim Smalling and Dustin Garneau. In nineteen games a Triple-A Garneau, a known defensive quantity behind the plate, is hitting .344/.378/.657 with three home runs.
Garneau is a name to keep track of if he can hit at all (and maybe even if he can't) as he may soon be the best defensive option the MLB team has.