Bees beat TPadres 10-2
LHP Wade LeBlanc had been one of the best pitchers in the system for May with a 4-0 record in five starts and 33/10 K/BB ratio. However tonight was not one of them as he gave up nine earned runs in 4.1 innings. LeBlanc allowed three in the first, one in the fourth and five in the fifth before being replaced by Samuel Deduno.
Venable Watch: 1-4, single and one run scored.
Bright Spot: Not many in a 10-2 loss, but SS/2b/OF Andy Parrino is now hitting .359 but because of injuries he has only had 69 plate appearances.
Blast from the Past: DH Paul McAnulty is now in the Angels system was 2-4 with a double.
Missions beat Cardinals 8-2
The Missions blew the game open with a five run first inning and never looked back; sending the Cardinals starter to the bench after only a third of an inning.
A big day by right fielder Sawyer Carroll who went 4 for 5 with his fifth home run of the season. Carroll has seen his playing time go up with 1b/DH Cody Decker going down with injuries and CF Blake Tekotte getting called up to the big club. Second baseman Vince Belnome continues to have the hot bat this month going three for five with his fifteenth double and fourth home run of the year. Belnome is now hitting .291/.384/.465 for the month.
Lefty Juan Oramas pitched much better in his second outing going five innings and only allowing two hits and no runs.
66ers 6- Storm - 5 (14 innings)
The Storm's losing streak continues as the 66ers beat them in extra innings to extend the streak to four. Lake Elsinore went ahead in the ninth as RF Daniel Meeley doubled home Dean Anna to put the Storm up but Closer Miles Mikolas gave up a run in the next frame to send the game into extra innings.
Big Matt Lollis went five innings only giving up three hits and one earned run. The important number for Lollis was that he did not give up a home run something he had been victimized by in eight of his previous ten starts. A 5.88 ERA for the season isn't great but his secondary numbers indicate that he is better than his overall record shows with a 54 strikeouts in 54 innings pitched.
Rained out and will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Sunday. According to our friend Dan Watson of the Watson Files it was the eighth rainout of the season. Last year the TinCaps only had four and in 2009 three.