Redding Wins 10th Game for Great Lakes

Runs were tough to come bay as Albuquerque was shut out for the second straight game, losing 3-0 at Memphis. Chattanooga lost 4-3 to Huntsville. Inland Empire was held scoreless for the second game in succession, losing 4-0 to Lancaster. Kyle Russell and Alfredo Silverio hit back-to-back home runs and Great Lakes held off Peoria 7-6.

Redbirds Blank Isotopes 3-0
Albuquerque was shut out for the second straight game, losing 3-0 to Memphis. The Isotopes (44-43) were held to just four hits for the second game in succession.

Starter Charlie Haeger (8-6) deserved a better fate. He held Memphis to just four hits and allowed three runs.

Haeger worked seven strong innings, walking four and striking out seven but was ticked hurt with three costly wild pitches and two passed-balls.

The 'Topes had trouble at the plate, as 10 Isotopes went out in order from the third to the seventh.

Haeger allowed a solo home run to right that put Memphis on top 1-0 and the score stayed that way until the sixth, when the Redbirds plated a run without a hit. A pair of wild pitches helped put Albuquerque in a 2-0 hole.

Albuquerque had a chance in the top of the seventh. Jamie Hoffmann led off with a single, the first Isotope hit since Tony Abreu's single in the third, but Hoffmann was thrown out attempting to steal second.

With one out, Mitch Jones ripped a double down the left field line, but Jason Repko struck out to end the inning.

Chin-Lung Hu collected the fourth, and final hit with a one-out double in the ninth.

Albuquerque hopes to snap a two-game losing streak tonight behind lefty Eric Stults (0-1, 9.00) who faces Memphis right-hander Clayton Mortensen (7-4, 4.11).

The 'Topes play Memphis tonight and Sunday before adjourning for the Triple-A All-Star Break. Then the Isotopes open a four-game homestand with New Orleans.

  Score by Innings
Albuquerque	000 000 000-0
Memphis	        100 001 10x-3

  Albuquerque	ab r  h  bi ave
Abreu 2b	4  0  1  0  .240
Hu ss	        4  0  1  0  .261
Hoffmann rf	4  0  1  0  .296
Brown lf	4  0  0  0  .300
MJones 1b	3  0  1  1  .281
Repko cf	2  0  0  0  .256
JuGonzalez 3b	3  0  0  0  .203
Ellis c	        3  0  0  0  .291
Haeger p	2  0  0  0  .150
 Rosario ph	1  0  0  0  .228
 Schlichting p	0  0  0  0  .000
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  Totals  	30  0  4  0
  Memphis	25  3  4  2

  2B- MJones (13), Hu (13).
LOB- Albuquerque 4, Memphis 11.
CS- Hoffmann (4). 

  Albuquerque	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Haeger (8-6)	7.0  4  3-3  4  7  3.74
Schlichting	1.0  0  0-0  1  1  1.42
  WP- Haeger 3. HBP- by Haeger 3, Schlichting.
PB- Ellis 2 ((). T- 2:28. Att- 7,652.
Stars Fell on Chattanooga
Chattanooga and Huntsville collected 25 hits but only scored seven runs and the Stars took a 4-3. The two clubs left 15 men on base and were 4-for-15 with runners in scoring position.

Starter Jesus Castillo (4-7) took the loss allowing nine hits and three runs over five innings.

Huntsville scored in the first but the Lookouts tied the game 1-1 on an Eddy Perez home run (#6) in the second.

Castillo was tacked for two runs in the fifth, one coming on a wild pitch. Reliever Francisco Felix served up a home run in the sixth to give the Stars a 4-1 lead.

The Lookouts scrambled back into the game in the eighth. James Tomlin led off with a single but was force at second by Ramon Nivar, who quickly stole second, his third stolen base of the game.

With two out, Lucas May walked and Andrew Lambo single to drive in Nivar. Perez followed with a double to right, scoring May. Russ Mitchell then walked to load the bases, but Justin Sellers flied out to right to leave the Lookouts one run short.

Perez had a single, double and home run to lead Chattanooga, Russ Mitchell and Tomlin adding two each.

  Score by Innings
Huntsville	100 021 000-4
Chattanooga	010 000 020-3

  Chattanooga	ab r  h  bi ave
Tomlin cf	5  0  2  0  .320
Nivar 2b	5  1  1  0  .392
Bell 3b	        4  0  1  0  .274
May c	        3  1  1  0  .307
Lambo lf	4  0  1  0  .272
Perez 1b	4  1  3  2  .279
Mitchell rf	3  0  2  0  .210
Sellers ss	4  0  1  0  .296
 Godwin ph	1  0  0  0  .227
 Giles ph	1  0  0  0  .267
 Gutierrez ph	1  0  0  0  .212
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  Totals	35  3 12  3
  Huntsville	35  4 13  3

  2B- Perez (13). 3B- Mitchell (2).
HR- Perez (6). RBI- Perez 2 (29), Lambo
(36). S- Castillo. LOB- Chattanooga 8, 
Huntsville 7. SB- Nivar 3 (8). CS- Nivar
(2). DP- Castillo, Perez and Nivar;
Nivar, Sellers ad Perez.

  Chattanooga	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Castillo (4-7)	5.0  9  3-3  1  2  4.71
Felix	        2.0  3  1-1  0  2  3.22
Batista	        2.0  1  0-0  0  2  2.25
  WP- Castillo. T- 2:41. Att- 5,506.
Blanked Again in Lancaster
Inland Empire was held scoreless for the second game in succession, losing 4-0 to Lancaster. All four runs came in the seventh.

Mario Alvarez started and worked five scoreless innings before handing the ball to Thomas Melgarejo, who added a scoreless sixth before giving up a single and a walk in the seventh. Zach Schreiber came in to throw a sacrifice bunt past third and down the left-field line, allowing two runs, and then serving up a pair of singles and a wild pitch to account for all four runs.

The 66er offense was stuck in low gear, going 0-for-11 with runners in scoring position and leaving 12 runners on base. They left the bases loaded in the fifth and eighth innings.

The 66ers were shutout for the fourth time this season but out-hit Lancaster 9 to 6 with Alex Garabedian and Christian Lara having two hits apiece. It is the first time Inland Empire has been held without a run in consecutive games since before 2005.

The 66ers and JetHawks meet again tonight with RHP Josh Wall (1-4, 5.37) taking the mound for Inland Empire and RHP Phil Rummel (1-4, 7.15) taking the ball for Lancaster.

  Score by Innings
Inland Empire	000 000 000-0
Lancaster	000 000 40x-4

  Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Mattingly lf	5  0  1  0  .255
Herrera 2b	4  0  1  0  .323
Robinson cf	3  0  0  0  .293
Baez 3b	        4  0  1  0  .288
Caseres dh	3  0  1  0  .292
Van Slyke rf	3  0  1  0  .309
Ortiz 1b	4  0  1  0  .241
Garabedian c	4  0  2  0  .265
Lara ss	        4  0  2  0  .265
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  Totals	34  0  9  0
  Lancaster	29  4  6  3

  Error- Schreiber (1).	 2b- Herrera
(13), Mattingly (11). LOB- Inland Empire
12, Lancaster 6. SB- Herrera (22).
CS- Van Slyke (6). 

  Inland Empire	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Alvarez	        5.0  2  0-0  2  6  5.08
Melgarejo (1-1)	1.0  1  2-2  1  0  5.84
Schreiber	0.1  2  2-1  0  0  1.69
Brannon	        1.2  1  0-0  0  4  3.65
  WP- Schreiber. HBP- by Melgarejo.
T- 3:07. Att- 2,152.
Loons Capture Wild, 7-6 Win
Brad Golder
Great Lakes Loons

Kyle Russell and Alfredo Silverio clubbed back-to-back home runs in the fourth inning and the Loons survived a grand slam to hold off Peoria 7-6. And they did it with their manager sitting in his office for the second half of the game.

  Great Lakes jumped out to a 7-1 lead off the Chiefs. Dee Gordon began the game with a triple to straight-away center field and scored on a wild pitch one pitch later.   

  They took a 4-1 lead with two in the third on a double by Nick Buss and a sacrifice fly by Anthony Hatch.  In the fourth, Kyle Russell hit his 21st home run of the season, a two-run shot. The next batter, Alfredo Silverio, homered to left field, his second straight game with a homer. It was the first time the Loons have hit back-to-back home runs this season.

   In the fifth, with the Loons up 7-2, Hatch hit what appeared to be a solo home run to right field. However, the shot was ruled in play by base umpire Matt Neuhold. Hatch, already into a home run trot, was thrown out at third base.

Loons manager Juan Bustabad argued with Neuhold, who conferred with his partner, but the ruling of a double was upheld, at which time Bustabad slammed his helmet to the ground and and was ejected. It marked Bustabad's first ejection in more than a year and a half as the Loons' manager.

   The call did not hurt the Loons, but it almost did.  

  In the bottom of the fifth, the Chiefs loaded the bases, and with two outs they scored four runs on starter Jon Michael Redding (10-3) who staggered but didn't fall and left having surrendered eight hits and all six runs but was the game's winning pitcher putting him in a tie for the most wins in the league.

Luis Garcia and Cole St. Clair combined for four scoreless relief innings, and St. Clair recorded his fourth save. Russell and Silverio each added a single to their home runs.

  The Loons conclude their 10-game roadtrip with three games in Kane County beginning tonight. Right-hander Josh Walter (5-2, 2.70 ERA) will start for the Loons. The Cougars will counter with right-hander Chad Lee, making his Midwest League debut after three starts in Vancouver without allowing an earned run.

  Score by Innings
Great Lakes	112 300 000-7
Peoria	        100 140 000-6

  Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Gordon ss	5  1  1  0  .301
Pedroza dh	3  0  1  0  .262
Delmonico c	4  1  0  0  .262
Russell rf	5  2  2  2  .283
Silverio lf	4  2  2  1  .272
Buss cf	        4  0  1  1  .255
Hatch 3b	2  1  1  1  .266
Wallach 1b	3  0  1  0  .240
Dalton 2b	4  0  0  0  .194
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  Totals	34  7  9  5
  Peoria	33  6 11  6

  2B- Buss (5), Hatch (21). 3B- Gordon
(9). HR- Russell (21), Silverio (7).
RBI- Buss (37), Hatch (34), Russell 2
(65), Silverio (36). SF- Hatch.
LOB- Inland Empire 6, Peoria 4.
CS- Pedroza (7). DP- Wallach, Gordon
and Wallach. Pickoffs- LuGarcia.
 
  Great Lakes	   in  h r-er bb so  era
Redding (10-3)	  5.0  8  6-6  1  8  4.68
LuGarcia 	  2.0  3  0-0  0  2  2.77
St. Clair (sv 4)  2.0  0  0-0  1  1  3.24
  WP- St. Clair. T- 2:31. Att- 3,876.

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