STARS OF THE DAY: Matt Oberste, Vic Cruzado, Chris Flexen, and Chris Montgomery
HONORABLE MENTION: TJ Rivera, Vince Belnome, Kevin Kaczmarski, and Des Lindsay
Las Vegas (75-63) 8 - El Paso 7
Binghamton (74-61) 7 - Reading 6
St Lucie (67-67) - Charlotte Doubleheader split:
- lost 4-2, won 8-6
Savannah (82-50) - Augusta Doubleheader split
- won 4-1, lost 3-2
Brooklyn (31-38) 4 - Tri City 5
Kingsport (40-28) 6 - Danville 2
Las Vegas started Logan Verrett tonight. Three straight losses for the 51s left them a half game ahead of El Paso. Despite the homer- prone Verrett allowing 6 runs and 3 homers, Vegas won a close one. Herrera hit his 9th.
Binghamton's Gabe Ynoa took the hill. Like Verrett, shaky...5 runs and 8 hits, including 2 homers, in 5 innings. But the pen was strong, including Jeff Walters (winner at 2-0) and Sewald's 23rd save.
TJ Rivera had 3 hits (.353), Vince Belnome had 4 hits
St Lucie lost 4-2 in game 1, as Kelly Secrest allowed two late runs to take the loss. Matt Oberste (.303) had 2 hits, including his 60th RBI.
In game 2, Oberste added 2 more hits (.306, RBI 61) and Cruzado added 3 hits (.272) to make it 5 for the doubleheader.
Savannah played two yesterday, won 2, then played two more games today. Oswalt and Flexen slated to start.
Ozzie lost A close game 2, but in game 1, Flexen (8Ks in 5.2 IP, 4-0, 1.45) and Christian Montgomery (4Ks in 1.1 IP) dominated game 1. Chris has an utterly astonishing 15 Ks in his last 6.2 dominant innings. Take notice, folks.
Brooklyn lost 5-4, as it made 4 errors. Desmond Lindsay had 3 of Brooklyn's 15 Ks, but drove in 3 on a bases full double.
Kingsport's Adonis Uceta started today's tilt. Six strong innings for the win. The Unstoppable Kaczmarski (.355) was great(2-3 with 3 ribbies). He is hitting .400 since August 1.