Thursday recap: The Fresno Tacos were too spicy for Round Rock, winning 6-3 for their 10th victory in a row for the club’s longest winning streak of the season. Tyler White remained hot at the plate, going 2 for 3 with two RBI, including a two-out, one-run double in the bottom of the first that opened the scoring. White, who added a one-run single in the fifth, is batting .406 (63-155) with 17 doubles, a triple, five HRs and 47 RBI in 40 games with Triple-A Fresno. LH Brett Oberholtzer turned in another solid performance at home, giving up two runs (both earned) on six hits with one walk and three strikeouts across eight innings. He improves to 7-3 with a 4.12 ERA that’s down to 1.64 when pitching at Chukchansi Park. The Express tied it 2-2 in the third via RBI singles from Thomas Field and Nomar Mazara, but the Tacos took over in the fifth with a two-out, five-hit, four-run rally that was highlighted by Jon Singleton’s soaring two-run homer to right. LH Joe Thatcher gave up one run on one hit in the ninth.
Grizzlies today: RH Mike Hauschild (6-3, 3.66 ERA) will come off the temporary inactive list and make his 12th start for Triple-A Fresno in the third of four games against Round Rock at 7:05 p.m. at Chukchansi Park. RH Phil Klein (1-0, 2.40) will make his seventh start and 15th appearance for the Express. Hauschild got a no decision in his last start Aug. 15 against the New Orleans Zephyrs, giving up five hits and three runs – all earned – in 42/3 innings.
Stat of the day: 732 – runs scored by the Grizzlies, the second-highest total in all of minor league baseball. Lancaster of the high Class-A California League, and like Fresno an affiliate of the Houston Astros, leads with 769. Matt Duffy has contributed heavily to the Grizzlies’ total, with 97 RBIs and 84 runs.
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