Tim Stauffer (5-4) helped the Beavers erase a seven-game skid on Monday, going seven innings and allowing three runs on six hits while striking out a season-high nine. He did allow two homers and two doubles. It is the second time this year he has allowed two homers in a game. He has gone seven or more innings in four straight starts. The last time he whiffed nine came on September 5, 2005 in Triple-A Portland.
Brian Myrow had a day of perfection and fell a double shy of the cycle. He got the hardest hit out of the way first, tripling in the opening frame. After drawing a walk in the third, Myrow singled in the fourth and seventh before launching a homer – his ninth – over the right field wall for a three-run bomb in the eighth to close out a 4-for-4 day with four RBIs and three runs scored. He has homered in successive games and is 6-for-8 over his last two contests with four extra base hits, snapping out of a 2-for-22 mini-slump. Myrow is hitting .391 over his last 41 games.
San Antonio won 5-4 over Corpus Christi (Astros)
Luis Cruz went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI, his second consecutive multi-hit game. It is the second time all year he has collected multiple hits on successive days – the last coming June 10-11 with San Antonio. After hitting .293 in June, he is hitting .246 over his last 17 games. Cruz is hitting .222 when he hits eighth in the lineup, as he did on Monday. The shortstop is hitting .205 over two leagues and six of his 32 hits have gone for extra bases in Double-A after 16 of his 26 Triple-A hits went for extras.
Josh Geer (12-4) tied Manny Ayala for the system lead in victories with his effort on Monday and he is tied for second in all the minors. The right-hander fell an inning shy of a complete game, allowing three runs on six hits and a walk while striking out three. Geer has tossed 17 innings over his last two outings and has gone seven innings or more 11 times in 20 outings. He tops the Texas League in innings pitched, pending the night's action and is fourth in all the minors. He has won four straight games and five straight decisions.
Lake Elsinore had a scheduled day off
Fort Wayne won 6-2 over Peoria (Cubs)
Drew Miller (4-4) evened his record by matching a season-high for innings pitched in seven solid innings of work. The right-hander allowed two runs on three hits - including two doubles - while striking out five and not walking a batter. He has allowed four hits or less in five of his 11 starts and has given up two runs or less five times as well. Miller had given up five homers over his last two games but kept the ball in the park on Monday afternoon. He is now 3-0 with a 2.22 ERA in four day games.
Sam Carter notched his second career triple and first of the season, knocking in two runs and scoring a pair. He leads the team in RBIs with 37 and extra base hits with 25. Ten of his last 16 hits have gone for extra bases, and the outfielder has collected 16 RBIs over his last 14 games. Carter is hitting .316 over his last 15 games with six multi-hit contests. He has, however, continued his torrid strikeout pace - once every 2.97 at bats.
Eugene won 3-2 over Tri-City (Rockies)
A dormant offense sparked to life in the eighth, scoring three runs. Robbie Blauer led the attack, doubling in a run and scoring one to account for two of the three runs. He was the only player to register a multi-hit game. He was, however, caught stealing in the sixth inning in his first attempt of the year. The first baseman is in the midst of a six-game hitting streak and has four RBIs over that span with eight hits in 22 at bats. Blauer had just six hits over his first 14 games.
Chris Perez (3-0) rebounded from his previous outing when he allowed seven runs over 1.2 innings by not yielding a run over three innings on Monday, giving up two hits and a walk while striking out three. Perez sports a 2.20 ERA over his nine relief appearances this year, three outings coming as part of the piggyback rotation. He has a 7.94 ERA in his two starts, lasting just 5.2 innings.
Cory Luebke allowed two runs over 4.2 innings, giving up six hits, including a homer, and striking out five to match a season-high. He has gone four plus innings in each of his last three outings. He has given up two runs or less in each of his outings and has surrendered four runs over 21.2 frames to begin the year. Luebke gave up two first inning runs and four of the six runs he has yielded this season have come over the first two frames.
Keith Conlon was promoted to Fort Wayne after the game.
The AZL Padres had a scheduled day off