Rodriguez Takes No-Hitter Into Seventh

There was a whole lot of zeros goin' on in the Dodgers system, with the big guys scoring twice in 11 innings and Las Vegas losing 5-1 to Tucson, Jacksonville dropping a 2-1 decision to Birmingham, Great Lakes getting whitewashed 6-0 by Dayton and although Inland Empire won 4-0, they only scored in two innings.

Overall, some 42 "0s" were placed on the board during the day and counting the Dodgers, the five teams had only 34 hits.

51s Nicked 5-1 by Tucson
Arizona's #1 pick in the 2005 draft, Matt Torra, shut Las Vegas down over seven innings and added an RBI double in the Sidewinders 5-1 win.

Angel Chavez's fourth-inning home run was the lone extra-base hit for the 51s, who have lost four straight.

Las Vegas (41-36) managed only six hits, with six different 51s recording one each.

Tucson tagged starter Miguel Pinango (4-5) for all five runs in the first two innings. Pinango pitched six and gave up 10 hits. He struck out two and walked none.

Tanyon Sturtze and Mike Koplove added a pair of scoreless innings.

  Score by Innings
Las Vegas	000 100 000-1
Tucson	        230 000 00x-5

  Las Vegas	ab r  h  bi  ave
Paul cf	        2  0  1  0  .305
 Ruan cf	2  0  1  0  .380
Chavez 2b	4  1  1  1  .273
Tiffee 3b	4  0  1  0  .405
Lindsey 1b	4  0  0  0  .314
Jones rf	4  0  1  0  .250
Griffin lf	3  0  1  0  .290
Ellis c	        3  0  0  0  .289
Garcia ss	3  0  0  0  .289
Pinango p	2  0  0  0  .000
 Sturtze p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Repko ph	1  0  0  0  .262
 Koplove p	0  0  0  0  .250
  Totals	32 1  6 1
  Tacoma	33 5 12 5
 
  HR- Chavez (5). RBI- Chavez
(43). LOB- Las Vegas 5, Tacoma
7. DP- Chavez.  

  Las Vegas 	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Pinango (4-5)	6.0 10  5-5  0  2  5.75
Sturtze	        1.0  2  0-0  0  0  4.91
Koplove	        1.0  0  0-0  0  0  3.35
  HBP- by Pinango. T-2:11. Att- 2,742.
Suns Stopped 2-0
B.J. LaMura allowed only a single, first-inning run over his five inning start but that was enough to earn him his second loss of the season against a single win. Jacksonville collected six hits and left eight on base but couldn't push a run across.

The Barons have outscored the Suns 6-2 in Jacksonville's three losses in the series.

It was LaMura's fourth start for the Suns, but it was delayed five days due to tightness in his back. He went five innings, allowing five hits and striking out four. Danny Muggee allowed a single run in two innings and newly-arrived Jacoabo Meque worked a shutout eighth.

Jacksonville collected a first-inning single by Jamie Hoffmann and and a double by Russell Mitchell and walk to Gabriel Gutierrez in he second but the next nine Suns batters went down in order until the fifth inning when Shane Justis beat out an infield hit.

Hoffman finished with two hits.

  Score by Innings
Jacksonville	000 000 000-0
Birmingham	100 001 00x-2	
 
  Jacksonville	ab r  h  bi  ave	
De Jesus ss	4  0  0  0  .296
Tomlin cf	4  0  1  0  .283
Hoffmann rf	4  0  2  0  .295
Bellhorn 1b	3  0  1  0  .243
May dh        	4  0  1  0  .282
Berezay lf	4  0  0  0  .154
Gutierrez c	2  0  0  0  .158
Justis 2b	3  0  1  0  .246
  Totals	32 0 6 0
  Birmingham	29 2 8 1

  2B- Mitchell (12). LOB-
Jacksonville 8, Birmingham 4. DP-
2 Gutierrez and De Jesus; 
Tomlin and Bellhorn.

  Jacksonville	 in  h  r-er bb so era
LaMura (1-2)	5.0  5  1-1  0  4  3.75
Muegge	        2.0  2  1-1  0  1  6.52
Meque	        1.0  1  0-0  0  2  0.00
  HBP- by LaMura. T- 1:58. Att- 7,190.
A Win Before the Break
Inland Empire stopped Rancho Cucamonga 4-0 in the final game before the California League All-Star break.

Starting pitcher Jesus Rodriguez (2-1) took a no-hitter into the seventh before allowing a one out single and a walk. Paul Koss retired the side and allowed only one hit over the final 2.1 innings to complete the shutout. Rodriguez left the game with seven strikeouts.

Tommy Giles got the 66ers all the runs they needed in the second inning, driving a long a homer to left-center field and putting Inland Empire on the board early.

The 66ers added on three more runs in the seventh inning when Christian Lara and Ryan Rogowski opened with a walk. Bridger Hunt dropped a two-out single into right field, scoring Lara to make it 2-0.

Carlos Santana drove Santana and Rogowski home with a single up the middle, giving the 66ers all-star catcher 66 RBIs on the season and the team a 4-0 lead.

Giles and Jaime Pedroza collected a pair of hits each.

Inland Empire boosted its second-half record 4-2 and 35-41 overall, and in first place in the California League's South Division.

The team will get a four-game break beginning today as the California League opens its all-star break and they will battle the Carolina League on Tuesday. Santana and Koss will represent the 66ers as reserves on the Cal League team.

After the break the 66ers play at Lancaster on Thursday.

 Score by innings
Rch Cucamonga	000 000 000-0 
Inland Empire	010 000 30x-4

 Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Rogowski lf	4  1  1  0  .286
Hunt cf	        3  1  1  1  .253
Santana c	1  0  1  2  .292
Locke dh	4  0  0  0  .296
Gallagher 1b	4  0  0  0  .286
Giles rf	4  1  2  1  .274
Pedroza ss	4  0  2  0  .283
Fuller 2b	3  0  0  0  .241
Laura 3b	3  1  1  0  .260
 Totals	        30 4 8 4
 RCucamonga	29 0 2 0

 2b hits- Pedroza (19). HR- Giles (8).
RBI- Giles (49), Hunt (12), Santana 2 (66).
SB- Rogowski (24), Lara (5), Hunt (2).
CS- Hunt (2). LOB- Inland Empire 9, Rancho 
Cucamonga 4.

 Inland Empire	        in  h  r-er bb so  era
JRodriguez (2-1)	6.2  1  0-0  2  7  3.94
Koss (sv 3)	        2.1  1  0-0  0  0  0.00
 HBP- Santana. T- 2:33. Att- 2.951.
Zeros Pile Up for Loons
Great Lakes scoreless streak reached 17.1 innings as Dayton used the longball en route to a 6-0 victory. The Loons have now lost four straight and the first three in the second half of the season.  

Loons' starter Given Kutz (2-1) allowed one hit through the first three innings. But in the fourth, he surrendered a long solo homer.  Then back-to-back opposite field extra base hits brought home the next two runs for Dayton. Kutz also served up a two-run homer in the fifth and a solo shot in the sixth.

Great Lakes were held to only five hits. When Andrew Lambo was hit by a pitch in the ninth inning, both dugouts were warned by home plate umpire Keith Rogowski.  

Brian Mathews recorded two of the Loons' five hits.

  The Loons and Dragons conclude their four-game series this afternoon with right-hander Bryan Morris (0-3, 4.25 ERA) pitching for Great Lakes and right-hander Matt Klinker (3-3, 3.86) on the mound for Dayton.

 Score by innings
Great Lakes	000 000 000-0
Dayton	        000 321 00x-6

 Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Rosario cf	3  0  1  0  .269
Kanaby dh	4  0  0  0  .281
Lambo lf	3  0  0  0  .288
Ortiz 1b	4  0  1  0  .224
Silverio rf	4  0  0  0  .275
Lizarraga ss	4  0  1  0  .182
Mattingly 2b	3  0  0  0  .241
Garabedian c	3  0  0  0  .289
Mathews 3b	3  0  2  0  .212
  Totals	31 0  6 0
  Dayton	40 6 13 6

 Error- Kutz (1). 2b hit- Rosario. LOB-
Great Lakes 6, Dayton 8.

 Great Lakes	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Kutz (2-1)	5.1 10  6-6  0  5  3.94
Diaz	        2.2  3  0-0  1  4  7.84
 Wp- Kutz. HBP- by Diaz, Lambo. T- 2:45.
Att- 9,915.
 

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