AAA: Round Rock 6, at Tacoma (SEA) 7
Round Rock: 10 hits, 2 walks, 7 strikeouts
Opponent: 9 hits, 3 walks, 8 strikeouts
Record: 76-67, eliminated
SP Kolby Allard: 6.2 IP, 5 H (2 HR), 2 R, 1 BB, 7 SO, 102 P / 63 S, 4.82 ERA
LF Ezequiel Duran: 5-5, 2B, 2 HR, (8), .285/.318/.545
Tacoma scored five in the 9th. Up 6-2, Jake Latz allowed a solo homer, two singles and a walk. Nick Snyder replaced Latz, and his third pitch, an 82 MPH curve that clipped the bottom of the zone, was hit into Puget Sound.
Ezequiel Duran hit homers of 400 and 420 feet.
The Express themselves say they’re eliminated from the title race. They’re five back of El Paso with seven to play, but they’re also four back of OKC. Since those two teams are playing each other this week, Round Rock can only gain ground on one team on a given night, so the math just doesn’t work. The Express have secured a winning record.
Frisco and San Antonio resume the best-of-three tonight at the Wolff. Frisco has the best man for the job on the mound in the form of Cody Bradford. San Antonio is hoping Nolan Watson (5.84 ERA with peripherals to match) can force a third game.