Ryan Ketchner took his ninth loss of the year, giving up a season-high eight runs on nine hits and three walks over four-plus innings. Six of the nine hits he allowed went for extra bases, including three homers. Ketchner had given up two runs or less in his previous three starts and had not surrendered more than five runs in any start. It is the second time he has allowed three homers in a game and has served up a long ball in six straight starts.
Dirk Hayhurst was hammered over two-thirds of an inning. After allowing three inherited runners score, he was charged with six of his own runs on seven hits, including a homer. Hayhurst allowed four earned runs over 20 innings in Lake Elsinore and eight runs over 27 stanzas with San Antonio but has yielded seven runs in 2.2 innings since joining Portland. He has surrendered runs in 12 of his 29 appearances over three leagues. His previous high for runs and hits allowed came on May 4 when he was on the hook for six unearned runs on six hits.
San Antonio had a scheduled day off
Lake Elsinore lost 9-3 to San Jose (Giants)
Matt Antonelli scored two of the three Storm runs, going 2-for-4 with a walk. It was his 12th error, however, that led to three unearned runs. He entered play with a .967 fielding percentage on the season but has the third most errors among second basemen in the California League. Antonelli has notched four straight multi-hit games and has a hit in 12 of his last 13 games. His 102 hits place him third in the league and he is the only player outside Lancaster in the top four to be represented. His 78 runs scored also put him in second in the league.
Brooks Dunn dropped to 0-2 after giving up six runs, three earned, on nine hits and a hit batsman over 4.1 innings. The left-hander had allowed two earned runs over his first two starts, spanning eight innings. Only 13 of the 23 runs he has allowed this year have been earned over two leagues. Dunn came into the game with four hits allowed in 21 at bats with runners in scoring position and allowed four hits in eight at bats in the same situations on Tuesday.
Fort Wayne won 8-3 over West Michigan (Tigers)
Andy Underwood (5-6) fell an inning shy of a complete game, going eight strong and allowing one run on six hits and a walk while striking out two. It is the second time in three games that Underwood has gone eight innings after not previously accomplishing the feat in his young professional career. Underwood had allowed one run or less in seven of his 15 starts this year, bouncing back from his two worst outings of the year that saw 15 runs cross the dish over 13 innings.
Rayner Contreras reached base in each of his four trips to the dish, going 3-for-3 with a walk and three RBIs. The third baseman did, however, commit his 26th error of the year and get caught stealing for the fifth time. Contreras has collected in 12 of his 28 RBIs over his last four games. He is 17-for-40 over his last 11 games with six multi-hit games. Contreras' 26 errors lead the Midwest League.
Tom King drove in three runs and scored two as part of a 2-for-5 night that included a double. He did, however, get charged with his fifth error of the season. He has four multi-hit games over his last nine contests and has added eight RBIs and six runs scored over that span. King is hitting .346 with runners in scoring position. The second baseman has gone 12 games without drawing a walk, whiffing 10 times during that same stretch.
Eugene won 11-4 over Yakima (Diamondbacks)
Mat Latos struck out the side in the second inning, whiffing all three swinging, and fanned six over his first three innings. The fourth inning was a different story. While he retired eight straight to open the game, three straight reached base to start the fourth to load the bases. It was the first time he has ever faced a situation where the bases were juiced. A double plated them all. Latos had struck out six over his first two outings, spanning 5.1 innings.
Justin Baum extended his on base streak go eight games with a 3-for-4 night that included a walk, a solo homer and two RBIs. Baum has notched an RBI in four straight games, knocking in five over that span. He has driven in a run in six of his nine games this year. While the third baseman has been on in all but one game this year, he had not secured a multi-hit game until Tuesday. Baum has also drawn a walk in four straight contests.
Brian Lauderdale collected three hits in four at bats and added a walk, a double, and two runs scored. The infielder entered play with just a solo homer on his ledger in 12 at bats this season. Lauderdale began last year with one hit in his first nine at bats before hitting .263 over his next 21 games. It was the first time in his career that he has scored multiple runs in a game over his professional career.
AZL Padres had a scheduled day off
DSL Padres update
Edinson Rincon, playing in the DSL at 16-years old, has opened the year with a .323 average over 17 games and a .411 on base percentage. The third baseman, signed several weeks ago, has six doubles, a homer, and 10 RBIs. He also has six multi-hit games and has drawn 10 walks compared to 14 strikeouts. Rincon is hitting .412 with runners on base and .333 with runners in scoring position. He has eight errors on the year, six coming over his last six contests playing the field.
Simon Berroa is 0-3 with a 3.72 ERA over six starts to begin the year. He has, however, allowed just one earned run over his last 17 innings. During that span, Berroa has allowed 12 hits, walked three and struck out 17. The right-hander has uncorked a wild pitch in six straight games and had three in his last outing, nine total for the year. He has also hit three batters over his last three games. Berroa, 19, has held right-handed hitters to a .181 average.