Oramas up to pitch and after looking great through 2, he felt the wrath of pitching in AAA. He also felt the wrath of a horrendous bullpen. Guzman homored 2x and Blanks hit his first AAA HR in a year but it was all in vain. 9-15
Juan Oramas lasted all of 3.2 IP, allowing 7 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 3 HR. 2 of those HR were solo shots to Willy Mo. It might not have been as bad if Munter didn't then come on and in 0.1+ IP he allowed 6 R putting a close game way out of hand. After 3 stellar starts in AA where he never allowed more than 2 ER, Munter found every pop up that would normally be a fly out in San Antonio land 400 ft over the RF wall for a HR.
Jesus Guzman hit 2 HR (7,8) giving him 3 RBI. Blanks then followed up with a HR, giving them the first back to back HR since Guzman and Rizzo did it a few weeks ago. On the day Blanks went 3-5, 3 RS, 2B, HR (1), RBI. Blanks his 6 for his last 9 with 3 xbh and 6 RS.
AA San Antonio
With Bass starting tonight in Denver and Leblanc starting tomorrow, Oramas was sent to AAA for a spot start. Which meant that Aaron Breit got the start. It wasn't pretty but Breit, got the job done, the pen didn't allow a hit over the final 5 innings and a clutch 2 out bases loaded 2 RBI single by Carroll led to a 4-0 Missions win
Breit got the spot start and gave up 9 baserunners (6 hits, 3 BB) in 4 innings. He did manage to strike out 5. While Edie Kunz pitching 2 scoreless would normally be the stat of the night, Eric Hamren pitched the 9th and pitched to 4 batters….striking out all 4. A passed ball by Solis let a runner on 1st, but Hamren came back to strike out the next 3 to end the game.
Belnome and Solis had the only multi hit games for the Missions. Belnome, who was just named TL player of the week, went 2-4, RS. Jaff Decker continues to struggle going 0-4, 4 K, BB. His average has dropped to .228 and has struck out 51 times in his last 36 games. Jaff came up in 6th with the bases loaded no out with a 3-1 count. The ball was high and inside, normally a pitch he would take for an RBI BB, but he swung and fouled it off. He fouled off 2 more obvious ball 4's before striking out on a slider low and inside (looked like a ball but it was close). Boy is pressing.
High A Lake Elsinore
A long game in Lake Elsinore ends a few batters after Jason Hagerty hit a 2 run HR in the 14th. Unfortunately earlier in the inning Beard had given up 5 runs. Storm went on to lose 8-11
Jason Hagerty, who was not named to Cal League all star roster despite a .971 OPS as a catcher, had another great day. Hagerty went 2-6, 2B, HR (7), and 3 RBI. In his last 5 G, Hagerty has hit 5 2B, 3 HR, and 11 RBI. Hagerty's OPS has also increase per month, .825 in April, .998 in May and now 1.380 in June.
Galvez was on base 4 times in the game going 2-4 (2B), 2 BB and had 2 SB (21). Galvez who often times is overshadowed by all the other prospects on the team is quietly putting together his best year as a pro. Galvez has a .789 OPS with 21 SB compared to only 2 CS.
Low A Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne had the day off. Sampson will be taking the mound tomorrow for the Tin Caps.