Haeger's Complete Game Tops Round Rock

Charlie Haeger's complete game and home runs by Jason Repko and Valentino Pascucci helped Albuquerque to a 6-2 win Over Round Rock. Strong pitching and a two-run double by Justin Sellers gave Chattanooga a 3-1 win over Carolina. Alberto Bastardo struck out 10 against High Desert but lost a 9-4. Jamie Pedroza sparked a 9-4 Great Lakes win over Wisconsin with five hits and three runs batted in.

Haeger Goes the Distance
Starter Charlie Haeger tossed a complete game, the first for the Isotopes and the first in the Dodgers minor league system this season, as Albuquerque (10-10) extended their winning streak to four games with a 6-2 series-opening victory over Round Rock (7-14) at Isotopes Park.

Haeger, who has a number of different-breaking knuckleballs in his repertory, allowed just two runs, one earned, on six hits while fanning five improve to 2-2. The complete game marks the first for the Isotopes since Daniel Barone went the distance on July 31, 2008.

The right-hander held the Express scoreless through four, pitched out of a bases-loaded jam in the top of the second, and retired eight straight batters over 2.1 innings.

Haeger's (2-2) only real blemish was a solo home run to the Round Rock starter Yorman Bazardo, in the fifth en route to his first win at Isotopes Park.

The Isotopes offense backed Haeger with plenty of runs, establishing a 5-0 lead before the Express got on the scoreboard. Albuquerque produced its first run in the bottom of the second without a hit. Valentino Pascucci led the inning off with a walk, advanced to second on a walk to Mitch Jones and went to third on a fly out by Hector Luna. Pascucci scored on a Chin-lung Hu fielder's choice for the early 1-0 advantage.

Albuquerque used four hits to add four runs in the bottom of the third. With one out, Jason Repko smashed his fifth homer of the season, a solo shot to left, making it 2-0. After Luis Maza reached on a walk, Pascucci duplicated Repko clout, sending a two-run shot to left to up the Isotopes' lead 4-0. After Jones roped a single, Hu's RBI single increased the advantage to 5-0.

The two teams exchanged runs in the sixth as Round Rock used two 'Topes errors to make it 6-1. The Isotopes manufactured a run in their share of the frame. Danny Ardoin singled to left, advanced on a sacrifice bunt from Haeger, moved to third on a wild pitch, and scored courtesy of a Repko sac fly to right.

Pascucci reached base in all four of his at-bats and has now collected a hit in each of his last six games. He was the only 'Tope to collect more than one hit.

The Albuquerque Isotopes continue their four-game homestand against Round Rock tonight. Lefty Eric Milton (2-2, 5.76) will take the ball for the 'Topes with Jose Capellan (0-4) starting for the Express.

With Jeff Weaver called up to the Dodgers, left-handed reliever Brian Mazone takes Weaver's slot on the Isotopes roster after joining the team from Extended Spring Training.  

  Score by Innings
Round Rock	000 011 000-2
Albuquerque	014 001 00x-6

  Albuquerque	ab r  h  bi  ave
Repko rf	2  1  1  2  .222
Maza 2b        	3  1  0  0  .200
Paul cf        	4  0  1  0  .408
Pascucci 1b	2  2  2  2  .302
MJones lf	3  1  1  0  .172
Luna 3b        	2  0  0  0  .321
Hu ss        	4  0  1  2  .275
Ardoin c	4  1  1  0  .136
Haeger p	3  0  0  0  .000
-----------------------------
  Totals	27 6 7 6
  Round Rock	36 2 6 2

  Errors- Hu (2), Luna (2). 2B-
Paul (8). HR- Repko (5), Pascucci
(2). RBI- Hu 2 (6), Repko 2 (9),
Pascucci 2 (11). S- Haeger. SF-
Repko. LOB- Albuquerque 6, Round
Rock 10. SB- MJones (1). 

  Albuquerque 	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Haeger (2-2)	9.0  6  2-1  2  5  5.76
  HBP- Repko, Luna, by Haeger. 
T- 2:17. Att- 7,642.
Lookouts Pitching Tops Carolina
Four Chattanooga pitchers combined to hold Carolina to six hits and a single run in a 3-1 victory that boosted the Lookouts to within one run of fourth place.

Starter Jesus Castillo allowed only three hits and the single Mudcats run over his five innings of work. Jesus Rodriguez (2-1) earned the win with two scoreless frames and Victor Garate and Brent Leach (save 1) closed out the win.

The Lookouts scored in the first inning when Andrew Lambo walked and scored on Gabe Martinez's double. Carolina tied the game in the third before Chattanooga scored twice in the eighth to win.

With two out, Adam Godwin singled and moved to second on a wild pitch. Pinch-hitter Juan Gonzalez walked and a passed ball moved both of them into scoring position before Victor Mercedes walked to load the bases.

Justin Sellers then slammed a double to center field to drive in two and give the Lookouts their seventh win of the year.

Garate struggled in the ninth and left with two out and the bases loaded but Leach got a ground ball out to close out the game.

Chattanooga collected 10 his, with Martinez rapping out three to boost his average to .340. Godwin also had a trio of hits and Sellers added a pair.

  Score by Innings
Chattanooga	100 000 020-3
Carolina	001 000 000-1

  Chattanooga	ab r  h  bi  ave
Mercedes 2b	4  0  0  0  .100
Seller ss	4  0  2  2  .292
Lambo lf	3  1  1  0  .321
Martinez rf	4  0  3  1  .340
Bell 3b        	5  0  0  0  .271
Mitchell 1b	4  0  0  0  .160
May c        	5  0  1  0  .183
Godwin cf	3  1  3  0  .297
Castillo p	1  0  0  0  .250
 Tomlin ph	1  0  0  0  .250
 JRodriguez p	0  0  0  0  .000
JGonzalez ph	0  1  0  0  .160
 Garate p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Leach p	0  0  0  0  .000
-----------------------------
  Totals	38 3 10 3
  Carolina	32 1  6 1

  Errors- Mercedes 2 (4), May (3).
2B- Martinez (7), Godwin (2),
Sellers (8). RBI- Martinez (15),
Sellers 2 (3). S- Castillo. 
LOB- Chattanooga 13, Carolina 8. 
SB- Sellers (2). 

  Chattanooga 	in  h r-er bb so  era
Castillo 	5.0  3  1-1  2  5  4.88
Rodriguez (2-1)	2.0  1  0-0  0  2  1.10
Garate         	1.2  2  0-0  0  2  1.74
Leach (sv 1)	1.1  1  0-0  0  4  2.08
  T- 3:18 (:05 delay). Att- 1,606.
Bastardo Sharp But Sixers Lose
Inland Empire starter Alberto Bastardo recorded a season-high 10 strikeouts, but it wasn't enough as the Sixers dropped the series finale, 9-4, to the High Desert Mavericks.

Bastardo worked into the sixth in a 4-4 tie but the Mavericks jumped on him along with Greg Miller and Justin Orenduff for five runs and the game. Orenduff allowed his second two-homer game in as many nights.

First baseman Eduardo Perez went 3-for-4 for Inland Empire, banging RBI doubles to center in the fourth and sixth innings, both times scoring Adolfo Gonzalez. Alex Garabedian hit his second home run, a leadoff shot in the fifth.

High Desert took an early 3-0 lead after three innings, but the 66ers chipped away with a run in the fourth, another in the fifth, and two runs in the sixth to tie the game at four.

Bastardo (1-2) took the loss for the 66ers, yielding 6 runs on 7 hits and 1 walk in 6.1 innings.

Inland Empire opens a the series with Lake Elsinore tonight at Arrowhead Credit Union Park. Kendy Batista (0-2) will take the hill looking to turn things around for the 66ers. Jeremy Hefner (1-3) gets the nod for the Storm.

  Score by Innings
High Desert	012 010 500-9
Inland Empire	000 112 000-4

  Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Robinson cf	4  0  0  0  .318
Mattingly lf	4  0  1  0  .269
AGonzalez 2b	4  2  2  0  .333
Perez 1b	4  1  3  2  .397
Van Slyke rf	4  0  0  0  .310
Caseres dh	3  0  0  0  .246
Baez 3b        	4  0  1  1  .308
Garabedian c	4  1  2  1  .222
Lara ss       	3  0  0  0  .197
-----------------------------
  Totals	34 4 9 4
  High Desert	32 9 9 8

  Error- Lara (7). 2B- Garabedian (2), 
Perez 2 (7), Baez (2). HR- Grabedian (2). 
RBI- Perez 2 (13), Garabedian (6), Baez (8). 
LOB- Inland Empire 5, High Desert 3. 
SB- Baez (1). Dp- 2 Garabedian and Lara; 
Lara, AGonzalez and Perez.

  Inland Empire  in  h r-er bb so  era
Bastardo (1-2)	6.0  7  6-6  1 10 3.99
GMiller	        0.0  1  1-1  0  0  6.00
Orenduff	0.2  1  2-2  1  1  2.70
Ramirez 	1.0  0  0-0  1  0  0.00
Pfeiffer	1.0  0  0-0  0  1  3.48
   WP- Bastardo, Orenduff. HBP- by Bastardo, 
By Pfeiffer.  T- 2:39. Att- 2,025.
High Fives in Great Lakes Victory
Brad Golder
Great Lakes Loons

Five was the magic number for Great Lakes in a 9-6 victory over the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. The Loons struck for five first inning runs, and second baseman Jaime Pedroza recorded the first five-hit game in team history, notching a home run, double, three singles and three RBIs.

  The Loons scored five in the first. Pedroza drove in the first run with a double, then scored on a run-producing single by Kyle Russell. Russell and Tony Delmonico later scored on a triple by Travis Vetters. Matt Wallach plated the Loons' fifth run with a double.

   The Loons never trailed, but the Rattlers did pull to within one twice, at 5-4 and 6-5.

   In the eighth, the Loons extended their lead with a three-run inning. Dee Gordon tripled home Parker Dalton, then waltzed home on a Pedroza's two-run home run, his fifth hit of the game.

   Justin Miller (2-1) allowed three earned runs over 5 1/3 innings for the win. Javy Guerra retired all five batters he faced for his sixth save of the season. 

   Delmonico chipped in three hits for the Loons and Vetters added a pair of runs batted in.

   The two teams combined for four errors (three by Wisconsin) and of the 15 runs scored, seven were unearned.

   The Loons conclude their three game series in Appleton tonight. Right-hander Nathan Eovaldi (0-2) will start for the Loons opposite right-hander Michael Bowman (0-1).   

  Score by Innings
Great Lakes	500 100 030-9
Wisconsin	022 001 010-6

  Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Gordon ss	5  3  1  1  .304
Pedroza 2b	5  2  5  3  .328
Gallagher dh	4  0  0  0  .306
Russell cf	5  1  1  1  .324
Delmonico 1b	4  1  3  0  .294
Sands rf	4  0  0  0  .100
Vetters lf	4  1  1  2  .231
Wallach c	5  0  1  1  .200
Dalton 3b	4  1  0  0  .222
-----------------------------
  Totals	40 9 12 8
  Wisconsin	35 6  9 6

  Error- Dalton (1). 2B- Pedroza (4), 
Wallach (1), Delmonico (4). 3B- Vetters (2), 
Gordon (3). HR- Pedroza (2). RBI- Pedroza 3 
(11), Russell (18), Vetters 2 (5), Wallach 
(4), Gordon (5). LOB- Great Lakes 9, Wisconsin 
6. SB- Delmonico (2), Russell (1). DP- Dalton 
and Delmonico; Dalton, Pedroza and Delmonico.

  Great lakes 	 in  h r-er bb so  era
JMiller (2-1)	5.2  7  5-3  3  2  4.37
Brannon         1.2  2  1-1  1  3  3.09
Guerra (sv 1)	1.2  0  0-0  0  2  0.00
  WP- Miller. HBP- Delmonico, Dalton.
T- 2:56. Att- 978.
Minor League Notes --Royals minor leaguer Juan Rivera, who the Dodgers traded away to acquire Angel Berroa last season, was suspended 50 games for testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. Rivera, a shortstop with Class A Burlington, tested positive for metabolites of Nandrolone, the commissioner's office said. The suspension was effective immediately.

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