Triple-A Omaha had their series finale against Albuquerque rained out and thus cancelled, as the two teams do not play again this season. The Storm Chasers now welcome El Paso and former Royal Jeremy Guthrie to town for four games
Double-A NW Arkansas lost their series in San Antonio, losing tonight’s finale, 3-1. The Naturals now head to Corpus Christi for three games.
Eric Skoglund was the hard luck loser, as he allowed two runs on four hits and four walks over 5.2 innings. He struck out five. Tim Hill allowed an inherited run to score in the sixth (1.1 IP, H, 0R, 2BB, 0K).
Corey Toups made his Double-A debut, starting at second base and batting second (0-for-4). His buddy Ryan O’Hearn played his first game in left field.
*Still no Bubba Starling, as he missed his seventh straight game.
High-A Wilmington lost their series at first place Lynchburg, losing tonight’s finale, 8-0. The Blue Rocks now head to Myrtle Beach for four games.
The Blue Rocks collected seven hits, two doubles each for Wander Franco and Elier Hernandez. Hernandez even stole third base.
Matt Tenuta took the loss, as he allowed four runs on five hits and two walks over 4.1 innings. He struck out seven. Colin Rodgers, who was activated from the DL earlier in the day, allowed an inherited run plus four of his own on two hits and three walks over two innings. Rodgers allowed a two-run home run in the fifth.
Jacob Bodner allowed two inherited runs in the seventh (1.2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 2K).
Low-A Lexington lost their series opener in Hagerstown, 9-8. The Legends scored two runs in the top of the ninth.
The Legends out-hit the Suns, 12-10, but committed four errors that cost them five runs. Mike Hill, who went 4-for-4 at the plate, committed three errors at first base (his first game at that position this season). Catcher Chase Vallot committed his 11th error.
That made a loser of Legends starter Emilio Ogando, who allowed seven runs (two earned) on six hits and one walk over 6.2 innings. He struck out seven. Lefty Mark McCoy, who was demoted from Wilmington earlier today, allowed two inherited runs plus two of his own on four hits and two walks over just 1.1 innings.
Samir Duenez hit two doubles (his tenth and 11th) and drove in three runs (33, which is second in the South Atlantic League). Travis Maezes went 2-for-4 with a two out, two-run home run in the eighth. Roman Collins collected his first hit since being demoted from Wilmington, a triple to lead off the 8th inning.