Johnson hits 8th dinger; Oyervidez Ks Seven

With both Portland and Fort Wayne off we focus in on Lake Elsinore where Matt Thayer continues to make his case for an extended stay away from extended, Michael Johnson ties for the Cal League lead in homers, and Leo Rosales finally struggles. Meanwhile in Mobile Paul McAnulty continues to do it with the bat, but has problems with the glove, and Luke Carlin finally cracks the starting lineup.

Portland had the night off


Mobile lost 6-0


Luke Carlin got the start after coming through as a pinch hitter in two straight games.  He hit a walk-off two run homer and doubled and drove in two in his next pinch hit appearance.  He responded by Wednesday by going 2-for-4.


While Paul McAnulty extended his hitting streak to eight games with a single, he also committed two errors on the same play which led to three unearned runs.


Jose Oyervidez lasted just four innings, allowing five runs, two earned, on five hits and four walks while striking out seven.  He has struck out 20 batters in 18 innings this year and has yet to allow more than two earned runs in a start.  Over four starts, however, he has averaged 4.5 innings per outing.  He has also walked seven over his last two starts.


Lake Elsinore lost 8-6 in 11


For the first time in his career, Leo Rosales worked two innings in consecutive nights.  The result – his first blown save of the year as Rosales served up three runs on four hits, a hit batsman, and a walk.  Hitters are batting .333 off him with runners in scoring position this year and a walk and a hit batter plated two runs with the bases loaded.


Javier Martinez had his longest outing of the year, going 6.1 innings and surrendering three runs, two earned, on four hits and four walks.  It is the second consecutive game that he has walked four batters and the fourth straight start that he has yielded a home run.


Michael Johnson hit his eighth homer of the year, tying him for the California League lead.  He went 2-for-4 with two RBI's, pushing his season total up to 31 in 18 games.  Johnson also added his fourth sacrifice fly of the year.


Drew Macias extended his hitting streak to eight games, going 2-for-6 with an RBI.  He also stole a base and threw out a runner at home plate.  He has three outfield assists on the year and zero errors in the field.


Matt Thayer has reached base six times in his first two games.  He has three hits and three walks while knocking in his first run of the year on Wednesday.


Fort Wayne had the night off


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