Yordany Ramirez reached base in each of his six trips to the plate, notching three singles and drawing three walks. He also scored twice and added an RBI. The outfielder came into the game with just three walks, including one intentional, over his first 26 Triple-A games and had gone 17 games without drawing a free pass that was not intentional. The last time he drew more than a single walk in a game was just over a year ago when he tallied two on August 30, 2006 while with Lake Elsinore. Ramirez has a five-game hitting streak with 11 hits in his last 23 at bats. He has collected six three-hit games this year for the Beavers.
Clay Hensley was tagged for seven runs, five earned, on 11 hits and two walks over five innings. Four of the hits went for extra bases and he was on the hill for three successful stolen base attempts. It was his first appearance with the Beavers since seeing action in two games with San Diego. Hensley has surrendered five runs or more in 11 of his 22 starts between Triple-A and San Diego with four coming while part of the big league club. He has given up double-digit hit totals five times this year. Hensley did double and has a four-game hitting streak with three doubles in Portland.
San Antonio won 5-4 over Midland (A's)
Arturo Lopez (2-2) made his second appearance since returning from Mexico and picked up the win. The left-hander allowed one run on two hits and two walks while striking out four over two innings of work. Lopez went 1-2 with two saves and a 5.19 ERA over nine games for Diablos Rojos del Mexico of the Mexican League. In 17.1 innings he allowed 20 hits while walking five and fanning nine. He has allowed runs in 10 of his 29 appearances with San Antonio.
Chase Headley went 3-for-4, smacking his 20th homer of the season – a solo shot. The blast snapped a 18-game homerless streak and gave him two bombs over his last 32 contests. Headley came into the game with four hits over his last 31 at bats, dropping his average 15 points. Six of his last 10 hits have gone for extra bases with five doubles mixed in. He has notched an RBI in three of his last four games. The third baseman has also gone 24 games without committing an error.
Lake Elsinore vs Inland Empire (Dodgers) postponed due to rain
Fort Wayne lost 4-3 to South Bend (Diamondbacks)
Aaron Breit worked six-plus solid innings, allowing two hits and a run in the opening frame before retiring 15 of the next 16 he faced with an error the only blemish. He gave up a double and a walk to open the seventh but neither would score after he left the game. It is the third time this year he has worked through six innings. Breit has given up five runs on 16 hits over his last 23.1 innings, a 1.93 ERA. He has walked just three over that span.
Rolando Valdez (2-7) suffered his fourth blown save of the season on Friday night. Staked to a one-run lead, Valdez surrendered three hits and two walks with a bases loaded single bringing home the winning run with two outs in the ninth. After not allowing runs in more than two straight games, Valdez has given up runs in each of the last five. The right-hander has been tagged for nine runs on 13 hits over his last four innings, blowing each of his last two save opportunities. Valdez had surrendered 19 runs total over his first 52 appearances.
Eugene lost 14-5 to Salem-Keizer (Giants)
Andrew Parrino collected two singles and a walk, driving in a pair of runs for the Emeralds. Parrino ranks second on Eugene with 34 RBIs and has seen a team leading 85 at bats with runners in scoring position. Danny Payne is a distant second with more than 20 less at bats in such situations. Twenty of his RBIs have come while hitting eighth in the lineup. Parrino did commit his 10th error of the campaign, leading to an unearned run. He has played 15 games at second base, where he lined up on Friday, and 47 at shortstop.
Aeden McQueary made his second appearance on the mound – and this one was scheduled. After a solid debut on the hill where he retired the side in order, the also-catcher gave up two runs, one earned, on three hits and a walk while striking out two in an inning of work. He may see another appearance on the hill before the season ends. McQueary has hit .245 with two extra base hits over 18 games for the Emeralds and has not had a multi-hit game since July 15.
Third baseman Edgar Garzon made his Northwest League debut and went 0-for-4 while grounding into two double plays. Catcher Ali Solis, shortstop Drew Cumberland, and pitcher Yoeli Florentino have joined Garzon in Eugene now that the Arizona Rookie League season has been completed. The latter three did not play on Friday.