Krise Wins First Game Since 2003

D.J. Houlton pitched well but Las Vegas lost 5-2 to Fresno. Jacksonville got some help from Birmingham in a 6-1 win. Inland Empire handed San Jose their first loss, 4-2. Great Lakes lost a tough, 3-2 decision to Ft. Wayne. Ogden saw a 6-2 lead disappear in a seven-run ninth and lost 9-6. The first place Gulf Coast Dodgers won two, topping the Mets 7-2 and 5-3.

Vegas Held to Four Hits-- There should be a sign on the dressing room door in Las Vegas that reads, "Will the Last One Out of the Park Please Shut Off the Lights" after the rapid roster changes that have been made.

It reminds one of the 1930-1940 editions of the Philadelphia Phillies of whom was said there was one team going, one team coming and one team on the field.

Fresno held Las Vegas to four singles and earned a 5-2 win. Starter D.J. Houlton (5-4) pitched well enough to win, allowing three runs on six hits and while striking out one in six innings but without much run support, it didn't work out.

Houlton left after six, trailing 3-2, and Dwayne Pollok surrendered two more runs in the eighth.

Trailing 2-0, Las Vegas tied the game in the sixth inning. Outfielder Luis Maza was walked and Houlton bunted him to second. Wilson Valdez, who got the first Vegas hit in the fourth, beat out a bunt before second baseman Sergio Garcia and outfielder Delwyn Young added RBI singles.

The 51s, who would fall to 34-43, didn't get another hit over the final three innings.
 Score by Innings
Las Vegas	000 002 000-2
Fresno	        002 001 02x-5

Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi  ave
Valdez ss	4  1  2  0  .342
Garcia 2b	4  0  1  1  .304
Young rf	3  0  1  1  .312
Lindsey 1b	4  0  0  0  .333
McDougall 3b	4  0  0  0  .176
Ruan cf        	4  0  0  0  .241
Maza lf        	2  1  0  0  .336
Huckaby c	2  0  0  0  .275
Houlton p	1  0  0  0  .222
 Davis ph	1  0  0  0  .286
 Pollok p	0  0  0  0  .000
    Totals 	28 2 4 2
    Fresno	33 5 9 5

 Error - Lindsey (2). RBI- Garcia (30), Young (53). 
S- Houlton. LOB- Las Vegas 5, Fresno 8. CS- Valdez (4).

 Las Vegas 	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Houlton (5-4)	6.0  6  3-3  2  1  3.90
Pollok        	2.0  3  2-2  1  0  3.93
 HBP- By Houlton; Maza, Huckaby.
T- 2:32. Att- 5,672.
Barons Help Suns to 6-1 win-- Leading 1-0 in the fifth inning and with the bases loaded, first baseman Alberto Concepcion hit a routine bouncer to shortstop. The ball took a wicked hop, smacking Birmingham's Kenny Perez smack in the face, allowing outfielder Xavier Paul to score from third.

The "face single" seemingly had a effect on Perez who committed three errors from that point on, including two in the ninth when the Suns scored four times to break the game open and win 6-1.

Starter Alvis Ojeda (3-4) scattered seven hits over five scoreless innings to earn his third win. He struck out three and walked one as Jacksonville improved to 7-1 in the second half.

Greg Miller, recovering from inexplicable wildness, allowed a run on two hits over 2.2 innings, walking two and striking out five. Jonathan Meloan struck out three of the final four batters he faced to record his 15th save.

Outfielder James Tomlin went 3-for-5 with an RBI double in the first inning. Concepcion and shortstop Chin-Lung Hu each added a pair of hits.

The Suns and Barons meet in the third game of the six-game series tonight with right-hander Zach Hammes facing Barons left-hander Gio Gonzalez.
 Score by Innings
Jacksonville	100 010 004-6
Birmingham	000 001 000-1

 Jacksonville 	ab r  h  bi  ave
Raglani lf	5  1  0  0  .235
Hu ss        	4  2  2  1  .328
Tomlin rf	5  0  3  1  .321
Dunlap dh	4  1  1  1  .258
Concepcion 1b	4  0  2  2  .274
Howard 3b	5  0  0  0  .222
Ellis c        	5  0  0  0  .265
JGonzalez 2b	4  0  0  0  .284
Paul cf        	3  2  1  0  .270
   Totals	39 6 9 5
   Birmingham	34 1 9 1

 Error- Paul (4). 2B- Tomlin (4). RBI- Tomlin (2), 
Concepcion 2 (29), Hu (26), Dunlap (33). 
LOB- Jacksonville 10, Birmingham 11. SB- Tomlin 
2 (6), Howard (2), Paul (13). DP- Hu and Concepcion.

 Jacksonville	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Ojeda (3-4)	5.0  7  0-0  3  3  4.96
Miller 	        2.2  2  1-1  2  5  9.53
Meloan (sv 15)	1.1  0  0-0  0  3  2.17
 PB- Ellis (5). Balk- Ojeda. HBP- Concepcion. 
T- 2:49. Att- 2,309.
Sixers Dump Giants-- Inland Empire handed San Jose their first loss of the second half, taking game two of the four game series 4-2. Mario Alvarez (2-4) went 6.2 innings, allowing two runs on two hits, while striking out four.

Relief pitcher Cory Wade picked up his sixth save of the year, pitching 2.1 shutout innings, giving up one hit and fanning three.

Third baseman Blake DeWitt drove in Bridger Hunt, who had tripled, with a ground ball in the first inning and the game stayed 1-0 into the sixth when first baseman Russell Mitchell's RBI double and outfielder Jamie Hoffmann's sacrifice fly made it 3-0.

After the Giants closed to 3-2, Hoffman doubled with two out and scored on an error to ice the game.

Hunt and Mitchell each had a pair of hits for the 66ers. The third game of the four game series is tonight.
 Score by Innings
San Jose	000 000 200-2
Inland Empire	100 002 01x-4

 Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Hunt lf	        3  1  2  0  .277
Mitchell 1b	4  1  2  1  .271
DeWitt 3b	4  0  1  1  .293
Hoffmann cf	3  1  1  1  .307
May c	        4  0  0  0  .252
Justis 2b	4  0  1  0  .307
Locke rf	3  0  0  0  .232
Gutierrez dh	2  0  0  0  .243
De Jesus ss	2  1  1  0  .261
   Total 	29 4 8 3
   San Jose 	28 2 3 2

 2B- Mitchell (19), Hoffman (14). 3B- Hunt (1). 
RBI- DeWitt (35), Mitchell (33), Hoffmann (46). 
S- Hunt. SF- Hoffmann. CS- Hunt (2).

 Inland Empire	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Alvarez (2-4)	6.2  2  2-2  3  4  5.32
Wade (sv 6)	2.1  1  0-0  0  3  1.96
WP- Alvarez. HBP- Gutierrez.
T- 2:13. Att 1,155.
Loons Let One Slip Away-- Locked in another tight contest, Great Lakes took a 2-1 lead into the eighth but Ft. Wayne scored a run to tie, then another to win in the ninth.

Lefty Garrett White worked six innings, allowing six hits and a single run while striking out seven. Dave Pfeiffer added a scoreless seventh but Matt Gomez de Segura was tagged with the tying and winning runs, dropping his record to 0-2.

Third baseman Josh Bell's a two-run home run in the sixth inning with first baseman Eduardo A. Perez on base with a single – one of Bell's two hits in the game – gave the Loons their 2-0 lead.  Ft. Wayne cut the lead in half with a sixth-inning double by King.

Gomez gave up a double to open he ninth, then hit a batter. A bunt loaded the bases and after a strikeout, he surrendered the game-winning hit.

Catcher Carlos Santana tied a season high for the Loons with three stolen bases, his first three steals on first three attempts of the season.

The second game of the series will feature Arismendy Castillo pitching against Ft. Wayne's Andy Underwood.

White Player of the Week-- Cody White, who was recently promoted to Inland Empire, was chosen the Midwest League Pitcher of the Week. The 22-year-old allowed South Bend a run on four hits over eight innings in a 2-1 victory, dropping his ERA to 2.48, ninth best in the league.
 Score by Innings
Great Lakes	000 002 000-2
Fort Wayne	000 001 011-3

 Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Lizarraga ss	4  0  0  0  .266
Giles lf	3  0  0  0  .290
Perez 1b	4  1  1  0  .313
Bell 3b        	4  1  2  2  .286
Sutherland dh	4  0  0  0  .208
Mattingly 2b	4  0  2  0  .262
Van Slyke rf	3  0  0  0  .265
Santana c	2  0  1  0  .189
Robinson cf	3  0  0  0  .245
   Totals	31 2  6 2
   Fort Wayne	36 3 12 3

 Error- Giles. HR- Bell (8). RBI- Bell 2 (39). 
LOB- Great Lakes 5, Fort Wayne 10. SB- Santana 3 
(3). CS- Giles (1), Mattingly (2). SP- Bell, 
Mattingly and Perez.

 Great Lakes	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
GWhite 	        6.0  6  1-1  0  7  3.20
Pfeffer 	1.0  1  0-0  1  0  3.00
Gomez (0-2)	1.1  5  2-2  0  2 10.29
WP- Gomez. HBP- by Gomez. T- 2:30. Att- 4,745.
Raptors Overwhelmed in Ninth-- Ogden held a 6-2 lead going into the ninth inning with Paul Koss on to close matters. However, Orem opened the door instead and before the inning was over, seven runs had poured across the plate for a 9-6 margin.

The decision snapped a three-game Ogden winning streak and left both teams with 4-3 records, tied for second place in the division two games behind Idaho Falls.

The Raptors got a nice starting effort from Doug Brooks, who went five innings, allowing five hits and two runs. Blake Brannon, a free agent signee from Texas-San Antonio, debuted with two scoreless, giving up one hit and Wilfredo Diaz came on for a perfect eighth inning.

After that the Owlz had their way with Koss, who was banged for five hits and six runs while getting only one out. Eduardo Quintana was touched for two hits and another tally before matters settled down.

Brian Matthews had a double and two singles to lead the Raptors at bat while Jeremy Brown chipped in with a pair of hits. -Bill Shelley
 Score by Innings
Orem	001 100 007-9
Ogden	060 000 000-6

 Ogden 	        ab r  h  bi ave
Rosario cf	5  1  1  1  .423
Herrera 2b	5  0  1  0  .240
Brown rf	5  1  2  0  .316
Taloa 1b	5  0  1  1  .190
Mathews 3b	4  1  3  1  .238
Jansen c	3  1  1  0  .211
 Gutierrez pr	0  0  0  0  .167
Pedroza ss	5  1  1  1  .313
Lopez dh	4  1  1  1  .286
Kanaby lf	2  0  1  1  .353
   Totals	38 9 12 6
   Orem	36 6 13 9

 2B- Lopez (1), Mathews (1). RBI- Pedoza (2), 
Lopez (1), Kanaby (1), Rosario (2), Taloa (4), 
Mathews (3). LOB- Ogden 10, Orem 12. SB- Rosario (5).

 Ogden 	         in h  r-er bb so  era
Brooks	        5.0  5  2-2  2  6  4.50
Brannon	        2.0  1  0-0  0  4  0.00
Diaz	        1.0  0  0-0  0  1  0.00
Koss (0-1)	0.1  5  6-6  1  0 21.00
Quintana	0.2  2  1-1  2  0  5.79
 WP- Brooks. HBP- 2 by Brooks, by Diaz. 
T- 3:28. Att- 2,453.
Coasties Win Twice-- First the Gulf Coast Dodgers took care of some unfinished business by defeating the Mets 7-2 in the resumption of a game suspended by rain on June 20, then rallied for a 5-3 victory in the second (seven-inning) contest. All this left them with a perfect 6-0 record and, of course, the lead in the East Division.

Righthander Kris Krise, who hadn't pitched since 2005, came on for six solid innings in the opener, scattering four hits and allowing nary a run as he gained his first professional victory. Kris, who was 0-4, 7.30 for Ogden two years ago, walked two while striking out six in his stint.

Krise had taken over after Chris Malone, another rehab, gave up two runs (one earned) in his two innings. Eduardo Perez worked a perfect ninth.

The Dodgers had just taken a 3-2 lead in the third when the rains came before. Monday they added two more runs in that inning, thanks mostly to five walks issued by Mets pitching. Gabe Casanova hit his first pro home run, a two-run shot in the sixth to add to the lead.

Keyter Collado had a double and single while Alfredo Silverio stroked two singles for the Dodgers.
 Score by Innings
Mets	110 000 000-2
Dodgers	203 020 00x-7

 Dodgers 	ab r  h  bi  ave
Becker ss	3  0  0  1  .222
Poole cf	1  1  1  1  .600
Baez 3b	        5  1  1  0  .364
Collado c	4  1  2  0  .500
Silverio lf	5  1  2  1  .444
Orr 1b	        3  1  0  0  .250
Garcia dh 	4  0  0  0  .222
Lambo rf	3  1  1  1  .333
Casanova 2b	3  1  1  2  .333
   Totals	31 7 8 6
   Mets	34 2 5 1

 Error- Casanova (1),Becker (2), Orr (1). 
2B- Lambo (1), Collado (1). HR- Casanova (1). 
RBI- Silverio (3), Lambo (1), Becker (1), 
Poole (4), Casanova 2 (2). LOB- Dodgers 10, 
Mets 10. CS- Poole (2).

 Dodgers	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Malone	        2.0  1  2-1  1  2  4.50
Krise (1-0)	6.0  4  0-0  2  6  0.00
Perez	        1.0  0  0-0  0  1  0.00
 WP- Malone 2. HBP- 2 Poole,by Malone, by Krise.
In the second game, fourth-round draft choice Andrew Lambo also hit his first home run as a pro in the second inning. In the third Griff Erickson singled, moved to second on a passed ball and came all the way around to score on a wild pickoff attempt. It was more of the same in the sixth when two wild pitches and two passed balls allowed two more to score.

Rookie righthander Eric Thompson held the Mets to two hits and one unearned run in his four innings but Mario Gracia (1-0) was credited with the victory despite allowing five hits and two runs in the three he pitched. --Bill Shelley.
   2nd game
 Score by Innings
Dodgers	012 002 0-5
Mets	100 000 2-3

 Dodgers	ab r  h  bi ave
Bradley	        3  1  0  0  .000
Guzman cf	4  0  1  1  .375
Baez 3b	        3  0  0  0  .296
Lambo dh	2  1  1  1  .357
Povey rf	3  0  1  0  .333
Garcia 2b	4  1  1  0  .250
Dalton ss	3  0  0  0  .000
Jacobs 1b	2  0  1  0  .222
 Poole pr	0  1  0  0  .231
 Orr 1b	        0  0  0  0  .250
Erickson c	2  1  1  0  .167
   Totals	25 5 6 2
   Mets	        28 3 7 2

 Error- Thompson (1), Dalton (1). 2B- Jacobs (1). 
HR- Lambo (1). RBI- Lambo (2), Guzman (2). LOB- 
Dodgers 7, Mets 8. SB- Garcia (1), Bradley (1). 
CS- Guzman (1).

 Dodgers	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Thompson	4.0  2  2-0  2  3   0.00
Garcia (1-0)	3.0  5  2-2  0  2  13.50
 HBP- by Thompson.

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