Cesar Ramos complete; Kyle Blanks slam

Cesar Carrillo leaves his start early after Portland barely makes their game. Cesar Ramos, meanwhile, never leaves his start – notching a complete game. Kyle Blanks has a grand night in Lake Elsinore. Kyler Burke manages to net the lone hit for Fort Wayne.

Portland lost 9-2 to Salt Lake (Angels)

The team had trouble with their plane ride from Tucson and did not arrive home until just a few hours before the game.

Cesar Carrillo called the trainer out to the mound in the second inning and was taken from the game. He threw just 39 pitches and allowed three runs, two earned, on five hits and a walk to take the loss. Including one solid outing, Carrillo has allowed 37 baserunners in 15.2 innings, a 2.36 WHIP. The opposition is hitting .400 off him with runners in scoring position.

Carrillo will have an MRI on Tuesday to check the severity of the injury. There is some concern that it could be serious and put Carrillo on the shelf for an extended period of time.

"He had a little soreness in his arm, so the best thing to do was go ahead and get him out of there and let him get seen," said manager Rick Renteria. "He'll be reevaluated and we'll see where he's at tomorrow. As it stands right now, I couldn't tell you quite frankly what it is."

Luis Cruz hit his second homer of the year, a solo shot in the third. It was his first homer since April 6 and came on the heels of a 2-for-16 slump. Technically, Cruz has slumped all year. He has just one multi-hit game in 22 contests and is batting .158 for the season. Cruz has just four hits in 39 at bats with the bases empty and is batting .094 when he is behind in the count.

Jack Cassel worked four innings of relief, allowing two unearned runs on three hits and a walk. The right-hander has allowed just one earned run over his last 13.1 innings - lowering his ERA from 8.76 to 4.56 in the process. His 5.67 ground out-to-fly out ratio is by far the best on the team and he induced 10 ground ball outs on Monday.

San Antonio won 4-0 over Midland (A's)

Cesar Ramos pitched the first complete game of the year in the San Diego Padres' system. He allowed three hits and walked one while striking out six to even his record at 2-2. Ramos opened the game by striking out four of the first six and retired 10 in a row after a third inning walk. He then retired the final nine batters. It was his first career complete game. The lefty had never gone more than seven innings in any of his 43 previous outings as a professional. Ramos lowered his average against from .333 to .271 with his outing and improved to 2-1 with a 1.80 ERA over 20 innings in night games versus his 14.09 ERA over 7.2 innings in day games.

Chase Headley went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs scored. The homer was his fifth; Headley hit five homers last May with the Lake Elsinore Storm The third baseman reclaimed the Texas League RBI lead with 17 and is two off the lead in runs scored with 17 and one off the pace with his 14 extra base hits. His previous high for extra base hits over a month of action came in August of 2005 while playing for the Eugene Emeralds. He has 10 multi-hit games over his first 24 contests.

Shawn Wooten went 3-for-4 in his second game behind the dish, notching an RBI. The catcher notched three singles two nights after his 0-for-3 night to open the year. Wooten had three three-hit games last year for the Triple-A Rochester Red Wings of the International League. Wooten hit .253 in 104 games last year with 20 doubles, six homers, and 41 RBIs. His best month was June when he hit .304 over 22 games.

Lake Elsinore won 5-0 over Stockton (A's)

Wade LeBlanc had another fine start, baffling hitters over six innings - yielding two hits and a walk while striking out four to move to 2-1 on the year. The left-hander upped his scoreless streak to 17.1 innings and has allowed just 10 hits over that span after giving up nine runs in his first 7.1 innings, lowering his ERA from 9.82 to 2.92. He has given up just four hits in 23 at bats with runners in scoring position.

Kyle Blanks hit a triple and scored a run in the fourth inning and cracked a grand slam in the seventh - in on every Storm run of the evening. The first baseman upped his RBI total to 16 with the slam. Blanks was also hit by a pitch - the third time in the last six games he has been plunked. Blanks has three straight multi-hit games and has an RBI in four straight, tallying nine over that span.

Jon Link worked a scoreless ninth, walking one and striking out one. The right-hander has given up six hits in 11.1 innings, boasting a .154 average against. He has also held lefties to a slim .091 average and has allowed just one leadoff man to reach base in 11 frames. He has also given up just one hit in 15 at bats with runners on base.

Fort Wayne lost 3-0 to Beloit (Twins)

Kyler Burke managed the only hit for the Wizards with one out in the second inning and Michael Campbell followed with a walk. The next 23 batters were retired without a fight – ten to strikeouts. Burke also threw out a runner at second base, doubling him up after a lineout. Burke has just three hits in 20 at bats off left-handed pitching but for the first time this year he went consecutive games without striking out. He had whiffed seven times in his previous three games.

Jesus Lopez went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts, seeing his average drop to .140 for the season. Lopez has one hit in his last 18 at bats, dropping his average from .188 to its current number. He has just two hits in 33 at bats off right-handed pitching and has whiffed five times in the last two games after striking out just four times over his first 16. Six of his seven hits, however, have gone for extra bases - giving him more RBIs (8) than hits.

Jon Kirby pitched three scoreless innings of relief. He allowed two hits, walked one and struck out one. It was his longest outing of the year; the longest of his career came on August 19, 2006 while with the Eugene Emeralds. Kirby is holding the opposition to a .208 average on the year but five of the 10 hits he has surrendered have gone for extra bases.


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