Dodger Teams Have the Monday Blues

Big innings were the order of the day and the Dodgers lost seven of eight games. Round Rock rocked Las Vegas and Carolina topped Jacksonville. Inland Empire was hit hard early and lost by two touchdowns and Great Lakes were overcome by Clinton. The Gulf Coast Dodgers split with the Mets and the Dominican Dodgers lost to the Royals.

Six-Run 10th Decisive-- Round Rock unloaded on Las Vegas in the 10th inning scoring six unearned runs, helped in no little measure by a three-run home run, to break a tie to earn an 11-5 win.

Starter Eric Stults allowed five runs on eight hits and a walk while fanning eight over six innings and left the game in a 5-5 tie. Dwayne Pollok worked three scoreless innings before Wesley Wright (0-2) took over and was tagged for the six runs, helped along by an error on first-baseman first baseman John Lindsey.

Third baseman Andy LaRoche continued to batter the ball, lining a single and a a two-run homer, his 14th and third in four games, in the four-run fifth. Outfielder Larry Barnes collected three singles for the 51s who slipped to 52-57.

The 51s placed outfielder Choo Freeman on the inactive list following the death of his grandmother, and pitcher Dwayne Pollok was promoted from Inland Empire. ... The 51s surpassed 300,000 in attendance for the 25th straight season, averaging 5,196 fans in 58 home games this year.
Score by Innings
Round Rock	302 000 000 6-11
Las Vegas	100 040 000 0- 6

 Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi  ave
Valdez cf	5  2  2  0  .338
Hu ss        	5  1  1  0  .375
Young rf	5  1  0  0  .343
Lindsey 1b	4  0  0  1  .331
LaRoche 3b	5  1  2  3  .317
Barnes lf	5  0  3  0  .252
McDougall 2b	4  0  2  0  .272
Davis c	        5  0  1  0  .241
Stults p	2  0  0  0  .267
 Rivera ph	1  0  0  0  .125
 Pollock p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Ruan ph        1  0  0  0  .296
 Wright p	0  0  0  0  .333
    Totals	42  6 11  4
    Round Rock	45 11 15 10

 Errors- Lindsey (4). HR- LaRoche (15). 
RBI- LaRoche 3 (41), Lindsey (52). LOB- Las 
Vegas 9, Round Rock 9. SB- Valdez (9).

 Las Vegas	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Stults 	        6.0  8  5-5  1  8  7.05
Pollock	        3.0  3  0-0  0  1  4.97
Wright (0-2)	1.0  4  6-0  2  1  7.90
 WP- Pollock. HBP- by Stults. T- 2:10. Att- 2,795.
Complete Game Stops Suns-- Gaby Hernandez tossed his fourth career complete game, allowing two runs on seven hits, as Carolina defeated Jacksonville 5-2.

The Mudcats scored all five runs runs in the third inning off starter Justin Orenduff, who allowed six hits and walked three. Mark Alexander and Luis Gonzalez pitched four scoreless innings between them in a losing cause.

Catcher A.J. Ellis lined an RBI single in the seventh and third baseman Blake Dewitt slugged a solo homer, his third, in the eighth, Outfielder Alberto Concepcion doubled and singled for the league-leading Suns who are now 26-12.
 Score by Innings
Jacksonville	000 000 110-2
Carolina	005 000 00x-5

   Jacksonville	ab r  h  bi  ave
Tomlin cf	4  0  0  0  .275
DeWitt 3b	4  1  1  1  .367
Howard 2b	4  0  1  0  .315
Dunlap 1b	4  0  1  0  .244
Concepcion rf	3  1  2  0  .268
Raglani lf	4  0  1  0  .247
Ellis c        	3  0  1  1  .264
Nicholson ss	3  0  0  0  .205
 LGonzalez p	0  0  0  0  .000
Orenduff p	1  0  0  0  .000
 McDonald ph	1  0  0  0  .167
 Alexander p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Rohan ss	1  0  0  0  .239
    Totals	32 2 7 2
    Carolina	27 5 6 4

 Error- Dunlap (4). 2B- Howard (6), Dunlap (14), 
Concepcion (11). HR- DeWitt (3). RBI- Ellis (38), 
DeWitt (11). LOB- Jacksonville 4, Carolina 6.

 Jacksonville	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Orenduff (6-4)	4.0  6  5-5  3  5  4.03
Alexander	2.0  0  0-0  0  4  4.22
LGonzalez 	2.0  0  0-0  1  2  4.15
 WP- Orenduff 3. HBP- Concepcion. T-2:14. Att- 4,098.
Seven Unlucky for Sixers-- A seven-run first inning was only the beginning as High Desert didn't let up until they had completed a 20-7 rout of Inland Empire. After an 11-run fourth inning the Mavericks led 18-1.

The Mavs batted around in the first inning and quickly KO'ed starting pitcher Mario Alvarez after just two-thirds of an inning. Alvarez (5-7) gave up seven runs on seven hits and fanned the only two batters he retired.

Eduardo Quintana took over and pitched two shutout innings, retiring six in a row. However, after retiring the first man the Mavericks sent 17 men to the plate and tagged him for 11 runs on nine hits that included a grand slam home run.

Outfielder Jamie Hoffman tripled and scored on a Lucas May single in the fourth inning and May belted his 21st homer in the seventh. In the ninth, the 66ers scored five times helped by shortstop Ivan De Jesus' fourth homer, a three run shot. Outfielder Bridger Hunt collected the other two runs batted in.

Infielder Parker Brooks took over the pitching chores in the seventh and finished the game, allowing five hits and a pair of runs.

Inland Empire will travel to Lake Elsinore today to open a three game set with the Storm.
 Score by Innings
Inland Empire	000  100 105- 7
High Desert	700 1100 020-20

 Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Justis 1b	5  0  1  0  .306
De Jesus ss	4  1  1  3  .297
Denker 2b	3  0  0  0  .316
Mitchell 3b	5  0  0  0  .268
Hoffmann cf	4  1  1  0  .313
May dh        	4  2  3  2  .254
Rogowski lf	0  0  0  0  .263
 Godwin ph-lf	4  1  1  0  .246
Hunt rf        	4  1  3  2  .284
Gutierrez c	2  0  0  0  .242
 Lopez ph-c	1  1  0  0  .154
   Totals	36  7 10  7
   High Desert	43 20 21 18

 Error- Justis (9). 2B- Hunt (7). 3B- Hoffmann (4). 
HR- May (21), De Jesus (4). RBI- May 2 (76), Hunt 2 
(21), De Jesus 3 (46). LOB- Inland Empire 6, High 
Desert 7. DP- Mitchell, Denker and Justis.

 Inland Empire	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Alvarez (5-7)	0.2  7   7-7  2  2  5.52
Quintana 	3.0  9  11-9  2  1 13.50
Pratt	        1.1  0   0-0  1  2  6.91
Brooks 	        3.0  5   2-2  1  3  6.00
 WP- Brooks. HBP- by Brooks, Denker. T- 2:46. Att- 1,048.
Clinton Thumps Loons-- Clinton scored three in top of the ninth to break up a close game and collect an 8-3 win at Great Lakes before another great crowd of 4,541.

Clayton Kershaw (7-5) started for the Loons and pitched only one inning as the Dodgers attempt to limit his innings. He allowed a run in the opening inning and since Great Lakes never gained the lead, it tagged Kershaw with his fifth loss of the season.

Joe Jones came out of the Loons bullpen to pitch 5.2 innings, allowing four runs and struck out three. Miguel Sanfler went 2.1 innings and gave up one hit but walked two and hit three batters, allowing three runs (two earned) to finish the game. 

Catcher Juan Apodaca had two hits including a two-run triple in the fourth inning. Matt Berezay added two doubles and knocked in the Loons third run.

?But that was it for Great Lakes. They went down quietly with 18 of the last 19 Great Lakes hitters being retired.

The Loons-Lumberkings series continues tonight with Josh Wall making the start for the Loons.
 Score by Innings
Clinton	        101 200 103-8
Great Lakes	001 200 000-3

 Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Gonzalez ss	4  1  1  0  .311
Berezay lf	4  0  2  1  .260
Perez dh	3  0  0  0  .317
Bell 3b        	4  0  0  0  .272
Taloa 1b	4  0  0  0  .250
Peterson rf	4  1  1  0  .295
Van Slyke cf	3  1  1  0  .280
Apodaca c	4  0  2  2  .239
Mattingly 2b	4  0  0  0  .227
   Totals	34 3  7 3
   Clinton	38 8 12 7

Error- Jones (1), Gonzalez (14). 2B- Berezay 2 
(33), Gonzalez (16). 3B- Apodaca (1). 
RBI- Berezay (43), Apodaca 2 (18). LOB- Great 
Lakes 6, Clinton 17.

 Great Lakes	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Kershaw (7-5)	1.0  2  1-1  1  2  2.83
Jones	        5.2  9  4-4  4  3  6.80
Sanfler	        2.1  1  3-2  2  2  5.43
 HBP- by Jones 2, by Sanfler 3. PB- Apodaca (5). T- 2:46. Att- 4,541.
Ogden Loses Second Half Opener-- Teams start over in the second half just as they did the first- full of optimism. Ogden did as it faced first-half champion Idaho Falls to begin the second slice of the Pioneer League season Monday but, unfortunately, matters stayed status quo as the Chukkars were the winners, 5-3.

The twosome were locked in a 2-2 duel until the sixth inning when Devery Van De Keere raced around for an inside-the-park homer with one on to ultimately decide matters. It came off Bobby Blevins who had been pitching well to that point.

It was the first loss for Blevins, who's won two. In all, he went six innings, giving up seven hits and five runs.

Both Travis Vetters and Brian Mathews hit home runs for the Raptors, each a solo blast. Vetters' fifth came in the third and Mathews sent his fourth out in the ninth. Each added a single as the only Raptors with two hits. --Bill Shelley.
 Score by innings
Ogden	        001 010 001-3
Idaho Falls 	011 003 00x-5

 Ogden 	        ab r  h  bi  ave
Rosario cf	4  0  0  0  .352
Herrera 2b 	2  0  1  0  .274
Pedroza ss	4  0  1  0  .354
Ortiz 1b	4  0  1  0  .349
Mathews lf	3  2  2  1  .288
Gallagher 3b	4  0  1  0  .337
Jansen c	3  0  0  0  .277
Wallach lf	3  0  0  0  .257
Betters rf	3  1  2  2  .308
   Totals	30 3 8 3
   Idaho Falls	29 5 7 4

 2B- Ortiz (8). HR- Vetters (5), Mathews (4). 
RBI- Vetters 2 (15), Mathews (18). LOB- Ogden 
4, Idaho Falls 2. CS- Pedroza (4).

 Ogden 	        in  h  r-er bb so  era
Blevins (2-1)	6.0  7  5-5  0  6  4.66
Gray        	2.0  0  0-0  0  0  9.95
 WP- Blevins. T- 2:14. Att- 3,035.
Dodgers and Mets Split-- The Gulf Coast Dodgers pretty well saved all their hitting for one inning of a doubleheader with the Mets but what a glorious inning that was. The Dodgers batted around in the third inning of the second game, scoring eight times before panting to a halt, ultimately winning 11-1. That gained them a split after the Mets had held them down to win 4-2 in the first contest.

All this left LA's squad with a 26-7 record, still nine and one-half games on top in the East Division. The second-place Marlins had the day off.

In the opener the Dodgers managed only eight hits-all singles- scoring their two runs in the third. They loaded the bases with no one out but Pedro Baez bounced into a double play while one scored. Andrew Lambo drove home the other with a basehit.

That tied the score but only temporarily because Hector Mendez hit his first homer off Jonathan Dutton in the top of the the fourth, enough to send Dutton to his first defeat in three decisions. He gave up 10 hits and three runs in all. The other was unearned off Ramon Parades in the ninth. --Bill Shelley.
 (Game 1)
 Score by innings 
Mets	011 100 1-4
Dodgers	002 000 0-2

 Dodgers	ab r  h  bi  ave
Becker ss	3  1  1  0  .324
Bert cf	        2  0  1  0  .333
Baez 3b	        4  0  1  0  .262
Lambo rf	4  0  1  1  .321
Silverio lf	2  0  1  0  .350
Orr 1b	        3  0  0  0  .260
Collado c	2  0  1  0  .396
YGarcia 2b	3  0  1  0  .256
Jacobs dh	3  1  1  0  .340
  Totals	26 2  8 1
  Mets	        28 6 12 4

 Error- Lambo (1). RBI- Lambo (19). S- Bert 2. 
CS- Silverio (3). LOB- Dodgers 8, Mets 6.

 Dodgers	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Dutton (2-1)	5.0 10  3-3  1  4  4.86
Parades	        2.0  2  1-0  1  3  4.76
 HBP- Becker. T-2:12.
In the second game, Alfredo Silverio, who was 3-for-3, singled home a pair of runs in the big, big frame, Lyndon Poole doubled in two more and Amaury Guzman followed him with a rip over the leftfield fence on Dodgertown's Field 6 for his first homer.

Justin Miller made his first start for the Dodgers, going two in which he gave up only one hit. Luis Garcia (3-0) took over on cruise control most the way and motored through four in which the Mets managed only two hits. The shutout was spoiled when Luis Vasquez gave up a homer in the seventh.

Both Johan Garcia and Curt Bradley had two hits for the Dodgers
 (Game 2)
 Score by innings
Dodgers	108 100 1-11
Mets	000 000 1- 1

 Dodgers	ab r  h  bi  ave
Becker ss	3  1  0  0  .315
Bradley lf	3  2  2  1  .276
Baez 3b	        3  1  0  1  .256
Lambo 1b	3  2  1  1  .321
Silverio dh	3  1  3  2  .368
 Povey pr-dh	1  0  0  0  .154
JGarcia 2b	4  1  3  0  .378
Poole lf	3  1  1  2  .196
Martin c	3  0  0  1  .294
A Guzman rf	4  2  1  2  .211
  Totals	30 11 10 10
  Mets        	25  1  5  1

 Error- Baez (6). 2B- Poole (5). HR- AGuzman (1).
RBI- Baez (18), Lambo (20), Silverio 2 (27),
Poole 2 (12), Martin (3), AGuzman 2 (6), Bradley
(2). SF- Baez. SB- Martin (1), JGarcia (4).
LOB- Dodgers 7, Mets 5. DP- JGarcia, Becker and
Lambo.

 Dodgers	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Miller	        2.0  1  0-0  0  1  2.45
LGarcia (3-0)	4.0  2  0-0  1  1  1.9
Vasquez	        1.0  1  1-1  0  1 11.37
 T- 2:23,
Errors Mar Game-- Everybody in the park become endangered species in the second inning as the Dodgers threw caution and everything else to the winds to wind up 5-2 losers to the Royals Monday. The decision allowed the winners to edge four percentage points ahead of the losers into second place in their division, each five games back of the Giants.

Here's how out of control the inning was - Dodger pitcher Carlos Frias (4-2) walked one man, hit another, threw two wild pitches and missed the first baseman on a pickoff attempt. There were three errors by his mates as well. In all, this debacle handed the Royals four runs and probably had manager Pedro Mega considering suicide.

KC's squad picked up the other two runs off Raul Rivas but Juan Santana handled them brilliantly after that, throwing five innings in which he gave up only one hit.

Both Ramon Jean and Eduardo Bens had a double and single each for the Dodgers, now 30-20.--Bill Shelley.
 Score by innings
Dodgers	001 000 001-2
Royals	042 000 00x-6

 Dodgers	ab r  h  bi  ave
Ynoa ss	        3  2  0  0  .237
Aviles rf	3  0  0  0  .227
Jean 3b	        5  0  2  1  .276	
Arias lf	5  0  0  0  .212
Tavarez 1b	3  0  0  0  .252
Villalobos c	1  0  1  0  .253
 Bens c	        3  0  2  0  .245
Sanchez dh	4  0  1  0  .158
Mirabal 2b	3  0  0  0  .211
Castillo cf	4  0  1  0  .207	
  Totals	34 2 7 1
  Royals	19 6 6 3

 Errors- Villalobos (3), Frias (5), Ynoa 2 (9), 
Tavarez (2), Mirabal (6). 2B- Bens (3), Jean (8). 
RBI- Jean (17). LOB- Dodgers 11, Royals 3.

 Royals	         in  h  r-er bb so  era
Frias (4-1)	1.2  2  4-2  1  3  2.21
Rivas	        1.1  3  2-2  1  0  1.57
Santana	        5.0  1  0-0  0  8  4.44
 WP- Frias 3, Balk- Rivas. T- 3:00.

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