The losing streak is now up to two as Charleston only managed three hits in a 7-0 loss to Lexington.
Gary Sanchez (.343, 8 doubles) doubled and drew a walk in the loss. Ben Gamel (.260) also had a hit.
Tough night for William Oliver (2.2 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 5 BB, 2 K, 1 HR). He now has a 3.86 ERA. ——————— Scranton:
Dellin Betances wasn’t great, but he took a massive step forward as Scranton defeated Lehigh Valley, 3-1.
Betances lasted five innings, giving up the one run on one hit. On the downside, he did walk four to go with his three strikeouts. Betances threw very well in his first start, but had three bad ones before tonight. Including tonight, he now has four straight starts with more walks than strikeouts.
Roster filler Craig Tatum hit a two run home run, while Kevin Russo had three hits, including a double.
Chase Whitley tossed a perfect 8th inning, while Kevin Whelan allowed a hit while striking out two to earn his 6th save of the season. ———————— Trenton:
Shaeffer Hall pitched well, but Trenton sure didn’t hit well in a 2-1 loss to New Hampshire.
Trenton only managed three hits, though they did walk eight times in the game. Abraham Almonte went 1-for-4 with a walk, while Ronnier Mustelier went 1-for-3 with a walk in the loss.
Hall went six innings, allowing two runs on seven hits. He walked two and struck out three as his ERA fell to 3.72. (29 IP, 34 H, 13 R, 12 ER, 6 BB, 16 K, 1 HR) ————————- Tampa:
A tough tonight all around the minors for offense, as Tampa only mustered two runs in a 3-2 loss to Brevard County.
Rob Segedin remained hot, going 2-for-4 with a double, run batted in, and run scored in the loss. He also stole a base, his third. Segedin is hitting .350 in his last ten games, with six extra-base hits and is at .329/.385/.549 overall.
JR Murphy (.265/.324/.353) chipped in a single.
Nik Turley started, and was his usual brilliant self: 8 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K. He now has a 2.01 ERA in five starts (31.1 IP, 27 H, 8 R, 7 ER, 1 HR, 10 BB, 32 K). He is also generating a lot of grounders – 2.17 GO/AO entering the game…and he put up a 12/3 ratio tonight.