Stauffer, Quintero to play in Future All Star game

On the night tainted by Matt Bush being suspended by the San Diego Padres, prospects Tim Stauffer and Humberto Quintero were named to an All-Star Futures team which will be played July 11 at Minute Maid Park in Houston in conjunction with the Major League All-Star Game. Stauffer will play for the U.S. team and Quintero will suit up for the International team.

Portland won 6-5

Tagg Bozied smacked a third inning grand slam into the left field seats to pace the Beavers. Bozied has knocked in 26 runs since returning from the disabled list 21 games ago. He went 3-for-4 on the night with five RBI's. It was the second time this season Bozied has driven in five.

Jon Knott returned to Portland and went 1-for-2 with two walks.

For the first time in his last ten games, Tim Byrdak did not allow a run while on the mound. Byrdak, amazingly, is 3-0 during that time. He relieved Donovan Osborne who lasted just 3.2 innings, allowing nine hits and four runs while hitting a batter and throwing a wild pitch.

Lou Pote has pitched in two games and already has a win and a save under his belt. He pitched a scoreless ninth in the one run game. Brandon Puffer has been perfect since returning to Portland. In four games he has given up just two hits, spanning five innings of work. His ERA is a slim 1.29, continuing the perfection that earned him a big league callup.

Lake Elsinore lost 8-0

Chris Tierney was pounded for the third straight time. Tierney was smacked around for five runs in six innings on eight hits. Over the last three games, all losses, Tierney has given up 19 runs in 15.2 innings raising his ERA from 4.67 to 6.96. Ironically, he has not allowed a home run in seven straight starts.

Steve Baker and Kervin Jacobo each struck out four times. Jacobo has now whiffed in six of his last eight at bats. For Baker it was a season high in K's, but Jacobo simply tied his season high.

Josh Carter had two of the Storm's four hits. Carter is now six for his last eleven and has a double in each of his last three games. Casey Baker and Andres Pagan were the only other players to record a hit.

Eugene lost 5-0

The Emeralds loaded the bases with nobody out in the first inning, before they were mowed down; all three batters that followed struck out.

Sean Kazmar committed an error for the second straight game. Kazmar is noted as a slick fielding shortstop and was known more for his defensive prowess coming out of college than his bat, although he did lead his college team in hitting this past year.

Lachlan Dale is the only Emerald player to get on base in all four games to start the year. Dale is 6-for-15 with three walks and a hit by pitch. He has an on base percentage of .526 and leads the team in every offensive category. Colt Morton has been on base with hits in the only three games he has appeared in.

Danny De La O, sent down from Fort Wayne this week, made the start for the Ems. De La O went six innings and gave up four runs on six hits. He allowed three solo home runs and a run scoring double. De La O has allowed at least one homer in every game he has pitched this year, three total between Eugene and Fort Wayne.

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