Bad Night for Dodger Farm Clubs

Las Vegas lost 9-8 on an eighth inning home run and both Jacksonville and Inland Empire were battered during a depressing night. Great Lakes escaped damage due to a rain-out.

Bad Night for Dodger Farm Clubs 51s, Suns, Sixers hammered, Loons rained out A go-ahead two-run homer off Matt White in the eighth inning broke a 7-7 tie and provided the winning margin for New Orleans and despite a ninth inning rally Las Vegas fell 9-8.

The 51s played catchup pretty well most of the night, cutting an early 5-0 lead in the six with four runs and scoring three in the seventh to deadlock things at seven.

Starter Joe Mays, probably making his final appearance for Las Vegas, surrendered five runs -- four earned -- on eight hits while fanning four and walking one in five innings. He is expected to activate a clause in his contract and become a free agent. Reliever Matt Riley served up a home run to former Dodger Rickey Ledee before B.J. LaMura (1-1) allowed the winning run in the eighth.

Mitch Jones banged a game-tying two-run homer in the seventh and Delwyn Young went 4-for-4 with three doubles for Las Vegas (17-21). James Loney chipped in two doubles and three RBIs, while Tony Abreu and Larry Bigbie had a pair of hits as Las Vegas out-hit the Zephyrs 13-12.
Score by Innings
New Orleans	022 100 220-9
Las Vegas	000 004 301-8

 Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi  ave
Abreu ss	5  2  2  0  .349
Bigbie cf	5  2  2  1  .368
Loney 1b	4  1  2  3  .258
Jones rf	5  1  1  2  .271
Young lf	4  1  4  1  .286
 White p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Stinnett ph	1  0  0  0  .213
Maza 3b        	4  0  1  1  .364
Huckaby c	4  0  1  0  .309
Perez 2b	3  0  0  0  .224
 LaMura p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Freeman lf	1  0  0  0  .256
Mays p	        1  0  0  0  .000
 Kemp ph	1  0  0  0  .301
 Riley p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Garcia 2b	2  1  1  0  .317
   Totals	40 14 13 8
   New Orleans	40 15 12 8

 Error- Abreu (6), Garcia (5). 2B- Young 
(12), Abreu (11), Loney (11). HR- Jones 
(10). RBI- Bigbie (10), Loney (26), 
Young (21), Maza (5), Jones (35). LOB- 
Las Vegas 6, New Orleans 9.

 Las Vegas	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Mays 	        5.0  8  5-4  1  4  5.16
Riley 	        1.2  2  2-2  1  2 21.21
LaMura (1-1)	0.2  1  1-1  0  0  4.91
White	        1.2  4  1-1  1  4  2.49
 Balk- Mays. T- 3:07. Att 10,062.
-- Jacksonville was held hitless until outfielder Xavier Paul singled to center field leading off the eighth inning. By then the Suns trailed 10-0 and they went on to lose 13-0 after Mobile had retired 16 in a row at one time.

Michael Megrew (3-2) started and pitched four innings, allowing eight runs on nine hits. Zach Hammes and Mark Alexander were also handled roughly as the BayBears collected 16 hits eight extra bases hits including a pair of home runs as the Suns fell to 21-18.
 Score by Innings
Jacksonville	000 000 000- 0
Mobile	        530 002 03x-13

 Jacksonville	ab r  h  bi  ave
Ruan rf-cf	4  0  0  0  .271
Hu ss	        4  0  0  0  .356
Paul cf	        2  0  1  0  .296
 Alexander p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Dunlap ph	1  0  0  0  .263
Lindsey 1b	2  0  0  0  .255
Raglani rf	3  0  0  0  .258
McDougall 3b	3  0  0  0  .252
Gonzalez 2b	2  0  0  0  .222
 Hammes p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Allen rf	1  0  0  0  .236
Ellis c        	3  0  0  0  .169
Megrew p        1  0  0  0  .111
 Nicholson 2b	2  0  0  0  .100
   Totals	30  0  1  0
   Mobile	38 13 16 13

 Error- Lindsey (1). SB- Paul (6). 
DP- Hu, Gonzalez and Lindsey. 
LOB- Jacksonville 0, Mobile 6.

 Jacksonville	ab  h  r-er bb so  era
Megrew (3-2)	4.0  9  8-8  3  4   4.57
Hammes 	        2.0  4  2-2  0  2   3.12
Alexander	2.0  3  3-3  1  3  11.81
 T- 2:30. Att- 2,418.
Sixers Pitching Struggles-- Starter Javy Guerra was KO'ed in the third inning and Stockton pounded out an 11-1 win, marking the third consecutive game Inland Empire has allowed 10 or more runs.

Guerra (1-2), came into the game having allowing only five earned runs in his last three appearances, but he was tagged for five runs and seven hits in just 2.2 innings with three walks and two hit batters.

Jordan Pratt and Jacobo Meque followed and were also roughed up. Ramon Troncoso restored a bit of order with a scoreless eighth and infielder Shane Justis pitched a scoreless ninth.

The Sixers were held to six hits. Trailing 11-0, Jamie Hoffmann scored on a fielder's choice by Russell Mitchell in the eighth.

Hoffman and Ivan De Jesus had a pair of the six hits Inland Empire collected during he long game.

The Sixers and Ports continue their four-game series tonight with with righthander James McDonald (2-3, 3.47 ERA) on the mound for the Sixers.
 Score by Innings
Stockton	302 200 400-11
Inland Empire	000 000 010- 1

 Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Hoffman lf	3  1  2  0  .322
Tomlin cf	4  0  0  0  .306
May dh        	3  0  1  0  .284
Mitchell	3  0  1  1  .320
Denker 2b	4  0  0  0  .359
DeJesus ss	4  0  2  0  .234
Rivera 3b	3  0  0  0  .182
Gutierrez c	4  0  0  0  .220
Godwin rf	3  0  0  0  .230
  Totals	31  1  6  1
  Stockton	36 11 11 11

 RBI- Mitchell (17). SB- Hoffman (6). 
CS- Rivera (2). DP- Mitchell. LOB- 
Inland Empire 7, Stockton 10.

 Inland Empire	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Guerra (1-2)	2.2  7  5-5  3  1  5.09
Pratt 	        3.1  2  2-2  3  3  2.70
Meque        	1.0  0  0-0  0  0  1.13
Justis	1.0  0  0-0  0  0  0.00
 HBP-Mitchell (1); (2) by Guerra; by Pratt (1). 
T- 2:58. Att- 1,334.
Great Lakes-- After steady rains throughout the day, the Loons thought they would play when the precipitation subsided right before game time last night against the West Michigan Whitecaps.

However, a steady cell of dark clouds moved into the area minutes before the first pitch, and after twenty minutes of downpours, the game was called. Josh Wall (1-4) was supposed to start tonight for the Loons, coming off one of his best pitching performances this season in which he set a career high in strikeouts (8) in 5 2/3 innings against the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.

Since it was the final game of the series against West Michigan, the Loons will have to wait for the game to be made up, probably on June 11th. The team will be embarking on a ten game road trip, beginning on Thursday against the Kane County Cougars and ending on May 26th against the Lansing Lugnuts. --Cory Hillman.

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