Ryan Meaux took the hill for his fourth spot start of the year and matched his season-high with four innings pitched, allowing three runs on six hits while striking out two. While he dropped to 2-3 on the season, it was his first loss as a starter and he has compiled a 3.60 ERA over 15 innings with a .242 average against. As a reliever, Meaux has an ERA of 10.59 with opponents hitting .407 off him. Since the start of June, Meaux has given up ten earned runs in 25 innings, a 3.60 ERA.
Terrmel Sledge reached base in four of his five trips to the dish. He was 2-for-3 with two walks and drove in two runs, adding a solo homer. Sledge had one extra base hit over his previous ten games coming in. After hitting .257 over his first two months of the year, Sledge is hitting .283 over his last 32 and .293 when he bats second in the lineup, as he did on Tuesday.
Mobile lost 2-0 to Mississippi (Braves) in five innings
Sean Thompson took the loss after allowing two runs on four hits in four innings. He struck out four, did not walk a batter, but gave up a homer, his eighth in his last eight games. The southpaw had given up two earned runs over his previous 21.1 innings coming in. The game was called after Mobile batted in the fifth, making it official.
Michael Johnson had a hit in two at bats but since the start of June he is hitting .188 with 18 hits in 96 at bats. Over that time he has struck out 31 times and he is hitting .196 off right-handed pitching for the year. Johnson also committed his fifth error of the year at first.
Lake Elsinore won 17-2 over Inland Empire (Mariners)
Evan Meek ran with his big cushion, allowing two runs on eight hits while striking out three in six innings. He picked up his third straight winning decision and for the first time in 17 games he did not walk a batter. He did, however, surrender his second homer of the year. Meek has given up two runs or less in ten of his 17 outings and two earned runs or less in 14. He has a 3.06 ERA over his last six starts.
Chase Headley reached base four times in six plate appearances, going 3-for-5 with a walk. He also scored three runs and drove in four, also adding his tenth bomb of the year. Four of his last six hits have gone for extra bases and since the beginning of May he is hitting .295 with ten homers, 12 doubles, and 35 RBI's. The third baseman is hitting .311 with runners on base.
Matt Hagen launched a two-out, two-run homer in the first inning and scored two runs while playing first base. Hagen has homered twice in his last three games and has an RBI in three straight. Prior to that he hit .069 for the month of June, going 2-for-29. Hagen, who has played six different positions on the diamond for the Storm, has three of his five homers when he plays at first and eight of his 14 RBI's.
Fort Wayne lost 11-5 to Quad Cities (Cardinals)
Joel Santo was racked for six runs on nine hits and five walks over six frames. While the right-hander picked off a runner at first, he also served up two homers and has given up four in his last three outings. It is the tenth time he has walked three or more and sixth time in 12 starts he has given a free pass to four or more. He has given up 27 runs over his last 39 innings, a 6.23 ERA.
Drew Davidson went 2-for-4 to give him a modest four-game hitting streak. The outfielder has four extra base hits over that span with two doubles and two triples. He has also driven in a run in three straight, including two on Tuesday. Davidson spent a month and a half with Lake Elsinore, hitting .209 over 28 games.
Eugene won 7-4 over Salem-Keiser (Giants)
While David Freese tallied two more in the RBI column, Nicholas Kliebert reached base three times via a double and two walks and scored each time. He also added an RBI, his third of the year. It is the third time he has scored multiple runs in a game and all have come in the only three games he has drawn a walk. The infielder did commit his second error of the year.
Andy Underwood got his first start of the year and also allowed his first earned run. He was marked for two runs, one earned, on four hits in 4.2 innings, falling one out shy of the win. The right-hander has held lefties to a .158 average against him although all three of their hits have been doubles and four of his six hits allowed on the year have gone for extra bases.
Orlando Lara picked up his first win of the year, allowing one run on two hits over 2.2 innings. He yielded a solo homer and struck out four. Lara, who has pitched 2.2 innings or more in each contests, has given up a run each time out. The opposition is hitting .313 off him with the bases empty but .231 off him with runners in scoring position.
AZL Padres lost 11-8 to AZL Royals
Jeremy Hunt more than doubled his RBI total after netting four on Tuesday. The first baseman was 2-for-5 with a double, his third straight multi-hit game. Hunt came into the game hitless in ten at bats with runners in scoring position but went 2-for-4 this day but still left three in scoring position on the day. After striking out seven times in his first five games, he has whiffed once over his last four.
A.J. Davidiuk entered the game with one RBI on the season but tacked on three more, going 2-for-5 with his first extra base hit, a triple. Davidiuk, who has already played three different infield positions in six games, has yet to draw a walk and has whiffed just three times in 27 at bats. His two multi-hit games have come when he plays third base and he does have a hit in five of six to begin the year.
For the second time in three games, Pablo Menchaca gave up one earned run over four innings. It was the outing in between, six runs on nine hits, that have his numbers high. He allowed two runs, one earned, on six hits over four this day and struck out his first three batters of the season. The opposition is hitting .419 off him with righties batting .448. Menchaca also picked off one runner and the team had two picked off on the day.
Ali Solis was charged with four errors and a passed ball in the game. He had not committed an error in his first two games of the year.