David Hale had a solid season debut for the Isotopes, allowing just one run on four hits in four innings of work, walking two to go with his four strikeouts. However, Scott Oberg did not fare as well, allowing four runs on three hits and two walks in his lone inning to take the loss. Ryan Casteel (No. 30 PuRP) was the lone offensive bright spot for the Isotopes, going 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI.
David Dahl (No. 2 PuRP) hit his first home run of the season, part of a 2-for-4 day. Ryan McMahon (No. 5 PuRP) had another double and drove in two more runs as the Yard Goats scored seven runs in the sixth and seventh innings to improve to 2-0 on the season. Starting pitcher Zach Jemiola (HM PuRP) allowed just one run on eight hits in 4⅔ innings. He walked one and struck out four. Reliever Shane Broyles came on and threw a perfect 1⅓ innings with a pair of strikeouts to close out the game and pick up his first save of the season.
The Nuts picked up their first win of the season on the back of strong games from Wes Rogers (HM PuRP) and Max White, who combined to go 6-for-6 with a home run, three walks, three RBI, and five stolen bases. Dom Nunez (No. 13 PuRP) was also 2-for-4 with a walk in the game. On the mound, Sam Howard, Troy Neiman, Logan Cozart, and Jerry Vasto combined to allow just three runs on six hits. They struck out 13 batters, which helped them to work around four errors from Emerson Jimenez.
Parker French was outstanding in his season debut, allowing just one hit in six shutout innings, walking none and striking out three. French has now walked just two hitters in 54⅓ career minor league innings, a minuscule 0.33 walks per nine innings. On the offensive side, Carlos Herrera (No. 29 PuRP) went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI, the only Tourist to have a multi-hit game.
Triple-A: Jeff Hoffman (No. 3 PuRP)
Double-A game 1: German Marquez
Double-A game 2: Antonio Senzatela (No. 9 PuRP)
High-A: Carlos Polanco
Low-A: Jack Wynkoop