Brett Oberholtzer struck out 12 over 5 innings for the Pelicans tonight.
Gwinnett 4, Durham 2, Game 1
In his last 3 games Wes Timmons has gone 5-10 with a double and 2 walks. Scott Diamond had too many walks tonight, and couldn't make it out of the 5th inning, but he continued his stretch of allowing 1 earned run or less in his last 5 starts. In 55 innings between Mississippi and Gwinnett, Steve Marek has a 0.98 ERA, a 1.00 WHIP, 10.3 K/9, and 11 saves.
Gwinnett 2, Durham 6, Game 2
Troy Glaus was 0-3 with a walk tonight. Freddie Freeman and Barbaro Canizares were 5-11 with 2 doubles, a homer, 3 RBI, and a walk tonight. Tim Gustafson had been pitching well for Mississippi and in his first game for Gwinnett since June 26th he took the loss, but pitched well, allowing just 2 earned in 5 innings.
Mississippi 4, Montgomery 5
In his last 10 games, Mauro Gomez has gone 16-36 with 5 doubles, 2 homers, 9 RBI, and 5 walks. Richard Sullivan took the loss tonight, allowing 3 earned runs in 3 innings, and it was his first poor performance in a while, as he had allowed just 1 earned run in his last 15 innings. Erik Cordier pitched a perfect 9th inning, striking out all 3 batters he faced. It was his first true relief appearance of the year, pitching in relief on 2 other occasions when a rehabbing Chris Resop started.
Myrtle Beach 5, Potomac 7
Brett Oberholtzer fanned 12 P-Nats over 5 innings and he has a 2.25 ERA and 0.85 WHIP in his last 4 starts. Myke Jones had a perfect night at the plate, reaching all 4 times he came up. Cody Johnson homered, and, of course, struck out.
Rome 5, Augusta 6
Phil Gosselin continues to hit well, going 5-13 with a double, a homer, and 4 RBI in his last 3 games. Matt Weaver has been outstanding lately, hitting .375 with a .980 OPS in his last 10 games. Ryan Weber gave up a lot of hits, but he didn't walk anyone, and that's been a strength of his all season, as he's averaging just 1 walk every 9 innings.
Danville 9, Bluefield 2
After allowing 6 earned runs in 4 innings his last time out, Ronan Pacheco rebounded by only allowing 1 earned in 6 innings tonight, striking out 7 in the process. Joey Terdoslavich extended his hitting streak to 5 games, going 9-21 with 2 homers and 7 RBI in that span. In his last 3 games, Ryan Delgado has gone 6-13 with 3 doubles, a homer, and 4 RBI.
Kyle Rose' rehab is going well, as he raps out a few more hits. Matt Lipka hasn't been demolishing the ball like he was at earlier points in the season, but he's still been successful, extending his hitting streak to 6 games, going 7-25 with 2 walks and 3 stolen bases in that span.
DSL Braves 1, DSL Blue Jays 0
17 year old Panamanian Abraham Espinosa had another fantastic start, shutting down the Jays over 7 innings. For the year the 6'1", 175 pound righty has a 1.37 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP in 59 innings. 20 year old lefty Elvin Garcia has been great as well, and he hasn't allowed an earned run in his last 9 innings, covering 4 appearances.