Lindsey, Bastardo, Gordon Key Wins

John Lindsey whacked a grand slam and drove in six as Albuquerque rolled up a 16-6 win at Memphis. Alberto Bastardo struck out 11 and shortstop Dee Gordon doubled, homered, scored two runs and drove in one as Chattanooga edged Jacksonville 2-1. Inland Empire fell never caught up, losing a 4-3 decision to Bakersfield. Great Lakes managed only two hits against Lake County and were shut-out 2-0.

Nineteen Albuquerque Hits Bury Memphis

The Pacific Coast League's leading batter, John Lindsey slugged a grand slam and drove in six as Albuquerque rolled up a 16-6 win over Memphis Redbirds.

Outfielder Andre Ethier, making his final rehab appearance with the ‘Topes before heading back to L.A., was 1-for-2 with a single, three runs scored, two RBI was even hit by a pitch.

Ivan De Jesus rapped out four singles and Chin-Lung Hu, his broken nose healed, had a double and two singles.

Starter Josh Lindblom wasn't around long enough to enjoy the outpouring of hits and runs. He was tagged for six hits, three walks and six runs, five earned, before he hit the 84-pitch mark after four innings and left with none out in the fifth after pitching to three Memphis batters.

That allowed Travis Schlichting (2-0) an opportunity to coast in with a win and he took advantage of hit, allowing one hit over three innings. Jesus Rodriguez added two perfect innings to close out the 'Topes fifth straight win.

Albuquerque led 10-1 going into the last of the fourth, then added four more runs in the fifth for an overwhelming 15-6 lead.

Ethier put the Isotopes on the board with a sacrifice fly in the first and after back-to-back walks to Jamie Hoffmann and Lucas May, Hu belted the first pitch he saw off the wall in left for an RBI double. Lindblom's two-run single capped the inning. He finished the game 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI and boosted his bating average to .462.

Albuquerque scored five in the fourth and four in the fifth to put the game out of reach. Lindsey's grand slam put Albuquerque on top 10-1.

Lab Notes --Over the four-game winning streak of the season the ‘Topes have outscored their opposition 32-11 and are now five games above .500 for the first time this year. ...De Jesus' bat is heating up and he had an eight-game hitting streak during which he is batting .364 with nine runs scored, including two runs in each of his last three games. ...Lindsey's fourth home run in his last six games increased his season total to nine, the most on the Isotopes squad. ...Former Isotope and current Dodger catcher A.J. Ellis and his wife Cindy who are celebrating the arrival of a baby boy, Luke Joshua, who was born Saturday morning. Luke joins big sister Ainsley. ...Tim Corcoran takes the mound this afternoon trying to break a hard-luck, two-game losing streak. On May 25 vs. Reno, the right-hander allowed just three runs on nine hits over seven inning but ended up taking a 3-0 loss. In his last 21.1 innings over three starts, Corcoran has fanned 21 batters.
 
 Score by Innings
Albuquerque	131 540 020-16
Memphis	        001 230 000-6

 Albuquerque	ab r  h  bi  ave
Sellers 3b	6  2  1  0  .286
De Jesus 2b	5  2  4  0  .254
Ethier rf	3  3  2  2  .600
Restovich lf	1  0  0  0  .260
Lindsey 1b	6  2  2  6  .428
Redman lf-rf	3  1  1  1  .316
Hoffmann cf	4  1  1  2  .319
May c        	4  2  2  0  .306
 Rodriguez p	1  0  0  0  .000
Hu ss        	6  2  3  1  .301
Lindblom p	3  1  2  2  .462
 Schlichting p	1  0  0  0  .000
 Lopez ph-c	2  0  1  2  .333
--------------------------------
 Total	        46 16 19 16
 Memphis	33  6  7  5

 Error- Sellers 4. 2B- Sellers 2, Hu 2,
May 6, Redman 9, Lopez 1. HR- Lindsey
(9). RBI- Ethier 2 (2), Hu (17),
Lindblom 6 (40), Redman (30),Hoffmann 2
(29), Lopez 2 (2). S- De Jesus.
SF- Ethier. LOB- Albuquerque 11,
Memphis 6. SB- Redman (5). DP- Hu and
Lindsey; Hu, De Jesus and Lindsey. 

 Albuquerque	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Lindblom	4.0  6  6-5  3  0  7.06
Schlichting (2-0) 3.0  1  0-0  1  2  4.02
Rodriguez 	2.0  0  0-0  1  1  0.00
 WP- Lindblom. HBP- by Schlichting, Ethier.
T- 3:15. Att- 7,807. 

Bastardo, Gordon Spark Lookouts

Alberto Bastardo struck out 11 while winning his fifth game and shortstop Dee Gordon doubled, homered, scored two runs and drove in one as Chattanooga edged Jacksonville 2-1.

The Dodgers fourth selection in the 2008 draft led off with a double, was bunted to third and scored on Corey Smith's sacrifice fly in the first inning.

He drove his second home run of the season (and the Lookouts second hit of the game) over the right field wall in the sixth inning to put the Lookouts up 2-0.

Bastardo allowed a walk and a single, then wild-pitched in Jacksonville's only run in the sixth inning. He completed the inning and Cole St. Clair, Javy Guerra and Jon Huber each added a scoreless innings, with Huber, a recent addition to the Lookout roster, fanning the side in the ninth to collect his third save.

Bastardo has allowed one earned run over his last three starts, consisting of 20 innings, posting an astounding 0.45 earned run average, allowing nine hits, five walks and recording 25 strikeouts to lower his ERA from 5.50 to 3.75.

Game five of a five-game series in Jacksonville is tonight at 7:05. Mario Alvarez (3-3, 4.10 ERA) is the scheduled starting pitcher for the Lookouts, with Jose Rosario (3-2, 3.38) scheduled for the Suns.
 
 Score by Innings
Chattanooga	100 001 000-2
Jacksonville	000 001 000-1

 Chattanooga	ab r  h  bi  ave
Gordon ss	4  2  2  1  .293
Robinson cf	3  0  0  0  .235
CSmith 3b	3  0  1  1  .301
Perez 1b	4  0  1  0  .279
Van Slyke rf	3  0  0  0  .258
Pedroza 2b	3  0  0  0  .244
Herrera lf	3  0  0  0  .225
Rivera c	3  0  1  0  .270
Bastardo p	2  0  0  0  .000
 St. Clair p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Garabedian ph	0  0  0  0  .250
 Guerra p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Huber p	0  0  0  0  .000
--------------------------------
 Total	        28  2  5  2
 Jacksonville	31  1  5  1

  Error- CSmith (10). 2B- Gordon (5). 
HR- Gordon (2). RBI- CSmith (30), Gordon 
(11). S- Robinson. SB- Robinson (3). 
CS- Pedroza (3). DP- Pedroza and Perez.

 Chattanooga	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Bastardo (5-3)	6.0  4  1-1  3 11  3.75
St. Clair	1.0  0  0-0  0  1  5.40
Guerra        	1.0  0  0-0  2  1  2.61
Huber (sv 3)	1.0  1  0-0  0  3  2.70
 WP- Bastardo. Balk- Bastardo. 
T- 2:31. Att- 7,453.

66ers Burned by the Blaze

Inland Empire played catch-up all evening loss and never did quite get over the hump, losing a 4-3 decision to Bakersfield.

Dodgers knuckleballer Charlie Haeger (2-2) made his fourth rehab start for the 66ers, allowing six hits and three runs over three innings and toke the loss.

Aaron Miller relieve Haeger and allowed just single run on five hits and three walks over six innings. He was helped in the sixth when, with the bases loaded and none out, third baseman Anthony Hatch got a force out at the plate before first baseman Austin Gallagher started an unusual 3-2-5 double play to end the inning.

Chris Gutierrez, Matt Wallach and Kyle Russell each had a pair of Inland Empires' seven hits.

Hager left the game trailing 3-0 and the 66ers were shut out until the bottom of the fourth when Gutierrez doubled and Hatch singled him home. Wallach smacked a solo run home run in the fifth. In the eighth, Inland Empires shot at tying the game came up just a bit short.

Ramon Jean walked to open the inning and with one out, Gutierrez singled to left field and Jean was thrown out at the plate Kyle Russell singled to drive in Gutierrez to cut Bakersfield's lead to 4-3 but the 66ers couldn't get any closer.

Inland Empire travels to Lancaster to open a four-game series today and will return to Arrowhead Credit Union Park on Thursday.
 
 Score by Innings
Bakersfield	012 000 010-4
Inland Empire	000 110 010-3

 Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Buss rf        	4  0  0  0  .245
Gutierrez ss	3  2  2  0  .300
Russell lf	4  0  2  1  .339
Hatch 3b	4  0  1  1  .275
Denker 2b	4  0  0  0  .360
Gallagher 1b	4  0  0  0  .252
Wallach c	4  1  2  1  .293
Jean cf        	2  0  0  0  .343
--------------------------------
 Total	        32  3  7  3
 Bakersfield	38  4 11  4

 Error- Miller (1), Gallagher (6).
2B- Gutierrez (5). HR- Wallach (3).
RBI- Hatch (7), Wallach (14), Russell
(43). LOB- Inland Empire 4, Bakersfield
12. CS- Wallach (2). DP- Gallagher,
Wallach and Hatch.

 Inland Empire	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Haeger (2-2)	3.0  6  3-3  2  4  3.79
JMiller        	6.0  5  1-1  3  5  3.08
 HBP- Gutierrez. T- 2:33. Att- 2,103.

Wall Sparkles but Loons Lose

Great Lakes managed only two hits against Lake County and were shutdown 2-0. The Captains struck out 14 Loons, walked none, and took a no-hitter into the eighth inning.

The Loons got a sterling performance from starter Josh Wall (0-3), who was tagged with the tough-luck loss. The 23-year-old righty allowed five hits and two unearned runs running up a career-high 11 strikeouts.

Over his past four starts, Wall has allowed only 13 hits n 25 innings while walking seven and striking out 21. His earned run average has dipped from 6.33 to 3.63 over the period.

"Everything felt great and I've just been working on a lot of things in between [games] lately," Wall said. "I'm starting to feel really good."

Loons second baseman Jaime Ortiz collected the Loons first hit, a grounder just off the glove of the second baseman with two out in the eighth to break op the no-hit bid. Christian Lara registered a hit in the ninth and Brian Cavazos-Galvez gave Loons fan a spark of hope by driving a long shot to left field that was caught near the wall for the final out of the game.

Wall committed a throwing error in the fifth to put the Captains in scoring position for the first time in the game. A single to right field drove in one run and the second run scored during a rundown between first and second.

"It stings a little bit you know," Wall said about the disappointing loss. "But that's the way it goes sometimes. Lake County did a great job tonight too. Both pitchers showed up to pitch and that's the way it crumbles sometimes."

J.B. Paxson took over for Wall and survived a no-out, bases loaded jam in the eighth on a check swing double play and a strikeout. The two teams combined for 26 strikeouts, tying a Loons record.

The two clubs play game three of their four-game series this afternoon. RHP Allen Webster (5-3, 2.25) will opposed the Captains RHP Trey Haley (4-0, 3.48).
 
 Score by Innings
Lake County	000 020 000-2
Great Lakes	000 000 000-0

 Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Lara 3b        	4  0  1  0  .310
Ynoa 2b        	4  0  0  0  .276
Galvez rf	4  0  0  0  .250
Sands 1b	3  0  0  0  .254
Songco lf	3  0  0  0  .279
Erickson c	3  0  0  0  .241
Ortiz dh	3  0  1  0  .212
 Ruggiano pr-dh	0  0  0  0  .233
McGee cf	2  0  0  0  .237
Hernandez ss	2  0  0  0  .120
 Yount ph	1  0  0  0  .060
--------------------------------
 Total	29  0  2  0
 Lake County	34  2  7  1

 Error- Wall (3). LOB- Great Lakes 3,
Lake County 7. DP- Paxson, Erickson
and Sands.

 Great Lakes	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Wall (0-3)	7.0  5  2-0  1 11  3.63
Paxson        	2.0  2  0-0  1  1  2.41
 HBP- McGee. T- 2:10. Att- 3,518.

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