Two suspended; Dirk Hayhurst pummelled

Big updates from the Portland Beavers, including the medal round, suspensions, new starters and new closers. Roger Deago left the game having allowed one run due to a rain delay but was charged four. Dirk Hayhurst had his worst outing as a professional. Sean Thompson had another solid outing wasted. Jake Vose made his first start of the year. An error on Trino Aguilar cost the game.

Portland won 7-4

Chris Oxspring pitched his team into the gold medal game, going 6.2 innings and not allowing a run on five hits. He struck out five as Australia beat Japan 1-0 to move ahead into the final round.

Miguel Ojeda made a rehab start with Portland and went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored. Ojeda worked six innings behind the plate before he was replaced. He threw out one of the three players attempting to steal a base.

Jon Knott homered for the second consecutive night, a solo shot in the third. He has a five game hitting streak and is 8-for-17 with four RBI's and six runs scored over that time span.

Kerry Robinson has an eight game hitting streak after a 1-for-5 night. Robinson is 11-for 31 with six stolen bases and six runs scored over the streak. He has also drawn five walks and added his fourth and fifth multi-steal nights during the hitting streak.

Brad Baker got his first save as a member of the Portland Beavers on Tuesday. He allowed an infield single before getting the final three outs of the game. Baker broke Rusty Tucker's Mobile record for saves in a season and broke the career saves record previously held by J.J. Trujillo. He had 30 saves with Mobile.

Matt Hampton got the start in place of the promoted Dennis Tankersley. It was his first start of the year after spending all of his time in the bullpen with Mobile and Portland. He went four innings and allowed one run on four hits and a walk. He had not gone more than two innings in any game this year.

Edgar Huerta returned to the Beavers after a stint on the disabled list followed by work with Mobile and then another trip to the disabled list. The left-hander pitched just two-thirds of an inning and got the win – his first as a member of the Padres organization. Huerta last pitched on July 8 with Mobile and was touched up for three runs, two earned, over two innings of work.

Bernie Castro and Jose Nieves have been suspended for steroid use. It is the third strike for Nieves, so his suspension takes him through the end of the year. Castro recorded his 2nd offense and will miss 15 games.

Mobile lost 5-3

Roger Deago's luck finally ran out. Deago lasted just 4.1 innings and was charged with four runs on three hits and four walks. He left the game with the bases loaded and one out in the fifth because of a rain delay.

Umpires stopped play for 58 minutes and when the game resumed, Rene Miniel was on the mound for the BayBears. Shane Victorino hit Miniel's second pitch to the right field wall to clear the bases. Miniel gave up four hits in his inning and two-thirds of work and was charged with just one run.

Jason Clements had three of the six Mobile hits on the day. He went 3-for-4 with a triple and a run scored. He is now 6-for-9 over his last four games with two walks.

Lake Elsinore lost 10-9 in ten

Dirk Hayhurst was shelled in his third start with the Storm. The converted reliever had his worst outing and shortest start of the year. He lasted just three innings and was peppered for nine runs, all earned, on six hits and four walks. He allowed two homers after not yielding a single jack since July 6. The nine runs scored were a season high and he had not given up more than three earned runs in a game since May 17, comprising 16 starts. The four walks were also a season high.

Casey Baker launched his second homer in five days, more than he had all season with the Storm. After going 4-for-5, Baker is 11-for-20 over the last five with six RBI's and eight runs scored. He has scored a run in each of those games and touched the plate four times on Tuesday. He has also added three stolen bases.

Chris Miller entered the game without a plate appearance since August 15 and the last time he was behind the plate was August 3. On Tuesday he went 2-for-3, his first two hit game with the Storm and he swatted two homers, both solo shots. He did not have a homer with Lake Elsinore entering play and had three all year with Fort Wayne. He also recorded his first two RBI's of the year with the Storm in the process. It was the second night in a row that a Storm hitter had two homers in a game.

Sazi Guthrie made his Lake Elsinore debut and went three innings, allowing no runs on one hit and a walk while striking out three. Guthrie had been the long reliever for Fort Wayne and compiled a 4.23 ERA in 35 games. He had given up runs in five games in a row before Tuesday.

Fort Wayne lost 3-2

Sean Thompson lasted six innings and gave up one run on seven hits. He did not walk a batter and struck out eight. Thompson had walked 12 batters in his three previous games but over the past three games, spanning 17 innings, he has given up two earned runs. It was the 13th time in 24 starts he has given up one earned run or less.

Matthew Varner had allowed just one earned run in nine Fort Wayne appearances before Tuesday. He allowed two on Tuesday, both coming on a two run jack to left in the seventh. It was the first homer he has allowed as a Wizard and the third all year between Fort Wayne and Eugene.

Leo Rosales got an inning of work in a non-save situation. He pitched a perfect inning of relief, striking out the side. It was the sixth time this year that Rosales has whiffed the side. It was also the 20th time in 46 appearances that he has not allowed a runner to reach base. Hitters are batting just .184 off him this year.

Eugene lost 7-3

Jake Vose got his first start of the year after 22 appearances as a reliever. He went four innings and gave up three runs on three hits and two walks. Vose had allowed five runs without getting an out in his last pitching effort. He got a no decision.

Henry Colbert took the loss when Trino Aguilar committed an error in the fifth inning, contributing to two runs scoring. He gave up the two runs, neither earned, on two hits and a walk. He has given up runs in each of his past four games since returning from Peoria.

Aguilar has three errors over his last three games after having just one in his previous 19. It was the ninth game Aguilar has played at third base this year and the first errors he has committed at that position. He is just 2-for-22 at the plate when he plays third.


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