About the only bright spot in the game came from Drew Macias' arm. The outfielder threw out former Padres player and prospect Ben Johnson trying to stretch a single into a double. In the same inning, Macias gunned down another runner at home plate by hitting Pete Laforest with a perfect throw. Macias has 17 outfield assists on the year over two leagues. Macias did strikeout twice, as the Beavers fanned 13 times and had the side struck out twice, while going 1-for-3. He has seven hits in his last 17 at bats.
Shea Hillenbrand went 1-for-4 but was picked off second base and committed his first error of the year. He is 1-for-9 since joining the Beavers. Hillenbrand hit .254 over 54 games for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim before being released. He had five doubles, three homers, and 22 RBIs and was hitting .333 over his final 11 games, used primarily as the designated hitter with some time spent at first base. Hillenbrand has played third base in both of his Portland games.
San Antonio had a scheduled day off
Lake Elsinore lost 7-2 to San Jose (Giants)
Brent Carter allowed two runs on three hits in his lone inning of work. Since moving into the bullpen, the left-hander has allowed runs in five of his 10 appearances while posting a 5.14 ERA. Carter had a 7.07 ERA over 16 starts to begin the year. He has a 1.60 WHIP on the year despite walking just 15 batters. The southpaw has stranded each of the six runners he has inherited on the year.
Juan Ciriaco got on base and Robert Perry knocked him in. That happened twice. He was the only Storm player to notch a multi-hit game, doubling and scoring twice. Ciriaco has eight multi-hit games over his last 13, improving his average to .386 since returning to the California League with 22 hits in 57 at bats, including eight extra base hits, 15 RBIs and 13 runs scored. He did, however, strikeout 13 times in his previous 26 at bats coming into Monday's game. He did not strikeout this day.
Fort Wayne lost 5-2 to Beloit (Twins)
Luis Martinez had reached base just twice over his first eight games in Fort Wayne – spanning 26 at bats. He had fanned eight times and committed three errors to add insult to injury. On Monday, Martinez did his part to break the skid. He went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk while scoring both Wizards runs to inch to a .103 average on the year. Martinez threw out one of four runners attempting to steal. He has thrown out just two of 16 runners since joining the Midwest League.
Brandon Gomes (0-2) worked a season long seven innings, allowing four runs, three earned, on six hits and a walk while striking out one. The New Orleans native has a 5.44 over four starts with the Wizards after not allowing a run over his first 13.1 innings between the Northwest League and the Midwest League as a reliever. He has induced a double play grounder in five straight games.
Andy Underwood has been sent down to the Arizona Rookie League to work with roving pitching coordinator Mike Couchee.
Eugene had a scheduled day off
Cory Luebke is moving up to Fort Wayne after an impressive showing with Eugene. He posted a 1.48 ERA over 24.2 innings with the Emeralds.
AZL Padres lost 5-4 to AZL Brewers
Simon Castro struck out the side in the first inning around a single and fanned the side in the second around a single and hit batsman. His night ended with nine strikeouts over 4.1 innings. Castro allowed four hits and walked one while not allowing any runs. Castro has run his scoreless streak to 9.1 innings, lowering his ERA from 5.85 to 3.99. Castro has walked just two over that span after issuing a free pass to 15 over his first 20 frames.
Adam McDaniel (1-1) came into the bottom of the ninth with a one-run lead and left with a blown save and the loss. He walked two before successive singles ended his night with two runs coming home, giving the opposition a system sweep with this contest the last to complete. The right-hander had not allowed a run over his first eight innings in the desert while striking out nine. He had given up one hit with runners in scoring position before giving up two in succession on Monday. He has given up runs in three of his 14 appearances across two leagues.
Jake Ociesa has been sent to Fort Wayne to aid their bullpen. He is fully recovered from an oblique injury that claimed nearly four weeks of his season.