W - Moscoso (7-3)
SV - Scheppers (2)
54-48, 2.0 GU
Oklahoma City returned home from a rough road trip and took game one from the last-place Round Rock Express.
The RedHawks were fueled by a four-run rally in the seventh, highlighted by singles from Craig Gentry and Esteban German.
Gentry (.304/.377/.420) singled twice, walked once, and drove home two runs on that seventh-inning single.
German (.270/.365/.357) was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs batted in.
Starting pitcher Guillermo Moscoso (4.47 ERA/.275 BAA) picked up his seventh victory by holding Round Rock to three runs over seven innings. He allowed seven hits, walked four, and struck out seven.
Tanner Scheppers (4.07 ERA/.267 BAA) finished it off with two hitless innings, walking one and striking out two. He earned his second Triple-A save and his fourth overall.
L - Garr (7-5)
19-12, 1.0 GU
Midland jumped all over the RoughRiders with seven runs in the bottom of the first inning. Frisco then came back to tie it before surrendering six more runs––ultimately costing the game––in the sixth.
Starting pitcher Martin Perez failed to escape the first inning. He threw 36 pitches and surrendered seven runs––six earned––on six hits and a walk in just one-third of an inning.
Left-hander Ben Snyder helped his club get back into the game with 3.2 scoreless innings of long relief.
However, Brennan Garr [1.1 IP] and Beau Jones [1.2 IP] combined to allow six runs in three total innings. Garr was stuck with his second loss in as many nights.
DH Emerson Frostad (.304/.370/.429) was 3-for-6 with a double and a triple. The 27-year-old has six triples between Double- and Triple-A this year.
Leadoff hitter Marcus Lemon went 4-for-6 with his 18th two-bagger.
Andy Jenkins (1/3, 2B, BB), Engel Beltre (1/4, 2B, HBP), Joey Butler (1/3, 2B, 2 BB) and Renny Osuna (2/5, 2B) all doubled once.
Left fielder James Tomlin, who singled twice, was the only RoughRider that didn't record at least one run batted in.
W - Nam (3-2)
HR - Greene (4), Hogan (1)
20-12, 3.0 GU
The 2010 campaign hasn't been easy for third baseman Tom Mendonca, but he is putting together a nice month.
The Fresno State product helped power the Blaze offense on Tuesday, going 3-for-4 with a double and a triple. He fell a home run short of the cycle.
Mendonca has posted a .279/.364/.441 slash line in 19 contests this month.
Catcher Doug Hogan, who is hitting .400/.421/.600 in July, was 1-for-3 with a homer and four RBI. Hogan has a modest six-game hitting streak.
Jonathan Greene (2/5, HR) also went yard while leadoff man David Paisano (2/5, 2 2B) doubled twice.
Outfielders Miguel Velazquez (3/5) and Cody Podraza (3/4) notched three singles apiece. Podraza was playing in his first game since being promoted to Bakersfield.
South Korea native Yoon-Hee Nam (4.58 ERA/.252 BAA) got the start and surrendered two runs [one earned] over five innings. He walked two and fanned three.
Hard-throwing righty Hector Nelo tossed two hitless innings to finish out the game. Nelo walked three and punched out two.
18-13, 2.5 GB
After having their game shortened by rain on Monday, the Crawdads and Greenjackets were completely washed out on Tuesday. The game was canceled and will not be made up, as Hickory isn't scheduled to leave the state of North Carolina for the remainder of the season.
22-16, 3.0 GU
The Indians traveled to Eugene, where they'll take on the last-place Emeralds in a five-game series beginning on Wednesday night.
15-14, 3.0 GB
The Surprise Rangers had the day off.
W - Jimenez (2-2)
23-19, 2.5 GB
The Dominican Rangers walked off with a 12th-inning victory in Tuesday's pitching duel.
Abel De Los Santos (1.74 ERA/.220 BAA) started the game with four scoreless innings, working around two hits and three walks.
Left-hander Leonel Gil (0.43 ERA/.183 BAA) followed with three shutout frames. He gave up a hit, walked two, and struck out four.
Emiliano Medina (0.00 ERA/.121 BAA) worked three no-hit, no-walk frames, recording three strikeouts. The 20-year-old has yet to permit an earned run in 19.2 innings this summer.
Jose Jimenez (2.25 ERA/.253 BAA) finished it out with two more scoreless innings. He fanned four.
At the plate, Alex Gonzalez (2/4, 2 BB), Jorge Alfaro (2/5, BB) and Robert Morillo (2/5) all singled twice.
Leadoff hitter Chris Garia stole his 20th base of the summer.
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