Brian Burgamy Walk Off; Lachlan Dale Trots Again

Justin Germano has pitched better than his record; Lachlan Dale has suddenly found the power stroke; Javier Martinez struggles; Brian Burgamy had dinner reservations, all this and more in the daily minor league wrap up exclusively from

Portland lost 2-0


J.J. Furmaniak had as many errors as the Beavers had hits.  While his miscue was not an integral part of the game, his double in the fourth inning ended up as the lone baserunner for the squad.  Furmaniak actually extended his hitting streak to eight games with the hit.


Justin Germano limited his opponent to two runs on six hits and three walks over seven innings of work.  It was his second straight seven inning outing and the right-hander has allowed two earned runs or less over his last six outings but has one win and three losses to show for it.  He has also allowed a homer in all eight of his starts this year.  Germano has surrendered just one first inning run this season.


Mobile had the night off


Lake Elsinore won 8-7


Taking their manager's advice to heart, the Storm came away with a victory in the ninth inning on a walk-off homer by Brian Burgamy.  It was the fourth homer of the year for the outfielder, coming with two outs.  His 25 RBI's are third best on the team and 11 have come in the last eight games.  He has also scored 11 runs in the last nine games.  Burgamy is hitting .452 with runners on base and two outs and has 19 two-out RBI's on the year.


Steve Baker had one hit in four at bats with two runs scored to extend his hitting streak to seven games.  The right-handed hitter is 11-for-30 with eight runs scored.  He did break his four game RBI streak.  He is hitting .355 this year and .385 at the Diamond.


Javier Martinez was tagged for six runs on seven hits, including two more home runs, in 5.2 innings of work.  His ten homers allowed are tied for the California League lead, with six coming over his past three starts.  Eighteen runs have crossed the plate on Martinez over the past 16 innings.  He has not had an ERA less than 6.15 on the season.


Fort Wayne won 8-1


Joel Santo had the finest start of his career.  Santo two-hit the opposition over six innings of work, striking out a season-high six.  He had allowed 15 runs over his last two starts, spanning 8.2 innings and has surrendered four runs or more in four of his last five starts.  He lowered his batting average against down to .295 from .324.  Playing at home, as he did on Thursday, has been a safe haven of sorts.  While hitters are swatting .444 away from Memorial Stadium, they are hitting .250 against him inside the Wizards' home.


Matt Bush went 1-for-4 with two RBI's on Thursday.  The shortstop is now hitting .236, his second highest average of the year.  The last six games that Bush has driven in runs have all been multi-RBI games with all coming over the last 17 games and .250 in the month of May.


Lachlan Dale went 2-for-3 with a homer, three RBI's and two runs scored.  It was his fourth homer in the last 12 games after hitting two over his first 25.  The first baseman is hitting .307 at home this year with five of his homers coming at Memorial Stadium.  By not striking out on Thursday, Dale broke a streak of 13 straight games of whiffing.

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