Josh Geer dropped to 4-6 after allowing three runs, two earned, on eight hits and a walk while striking out six across six innings. He has thrown 63.6 percent of his pitches for strikes, including 66.7 of his 90 pitches on Monday. Geer recorded 11 ground ball outs on the day. The right-hander has allowed three runs or less in four straight starts and seven of his last nine starts.
Brian Myrow went 1-for-2 with a pair of walks, accounting for two of Portland's runs with a two-run homer – his eighth – in the eighth. Five of his homers have come with men on base. The first baseman is hitting .342 over his last 32 games, hitting 17 extra base hits with 29 RBIs over that span. Myrow is hitting .444 with 12 hits in his last 27 at-bats.
San Antonio (28-28) won 4-1 in game one over Arkansas (Angels), won 4-0 in game two
Will Inman pitched a complete game in the opener, allowing one run on four hits and a walk while striking out five. The lone run came on a solo homer. Inman tossed 86 pitches on the night, 54 for strikes, improving to 5-2. The right-hander has allowed one run or less in five of his 12 starts and four hits or fewer in six of his outings. Inman has held the leadoff man of an inning to a .136 average against.
Kyle Blanks provided the game one muscle, hitting his fourth homer of the year – a two-run shot in the opening frame that stood up through the contest. The first baseman had gone without a homer in his previous 17 games. Blanks added his third triple of the season in the nightcap, driving in a third run for the day. He went 3-for-5 with a walk across the doubleheader. He has an RBI in three straight games and four of the last five. The big man was caught stealing for the second time in four attempts.
Gabe DeHoyos kept Arkansas off the board in game two with a tremendous relief outing. Coming on with the bases loaded and one out in the third inning, the right-hander struck out the first batter before netting a pop up to eliminate the threat. He struck out three over an inning and two-thirds. He has stranded five of the seven runners he has inherited this season. DeHoyos has allowed one earned run over his last 27.1 innings, striking out 36.
Greg Burke picked up the win – his first of the year – after working two scoreless innings, walking one. While the right-hander saw an impressive unearned run streak end last time out, he has still given up just one earned run over his last 25 innings of work – a 0.36 ERA. Burke has surrendered runs in six of his 22 appearances this season. He has given up just six hits with runners in scoring position across 44.1 innings of work.
Lake Elsinore (28-29) had a scheduled day off
Fort Wayne (30-27) won 5-4 over Great Lakes (Dodgers) in 10 innings
Andrew Parrino came into his final at-bat with three hits and a walk but it was his fourth hit of the day that mattered most. He singled in Felix Carrasco in the top of the 10th inning to put the Wizards up by a run – a lead they would not relinquish. All of his hits were singles and he scored a run on his night of perfection. It was the second four-hit night of the year for Parrino and snapped a 2-for-20 stretch. Just seven of his 40 hits have gone for extra bases.
Jackson Quezada picked up his 11th save of the season in 11 save opportunities, retiring the side in order while striking out two. The right-hander has given up runs in five of his 22 appearances on the season and has allowed just three earned runs over his last 25.1 innings, yielding 13 hits over that span while striking out 27. Quezada has pitched to the minimum 10 times this year.
Bryan Oland worked an inning and two-thirds of scoreless ball. The right-hander allowed one hit and struck out two while inducing three ground balls outs – including a double play grounder. Oland also stranded one inherited runner in scoring position. The California native has not allowed a run over his first seven innings of work and has induced double play grounders in two straight contests.
DSL Padres (1-0) won 19-3 over DSL Nationals
Highly touted 16-year-old prospect Rymer Liriano walked in a run during a 12-run first inning and doubled in a pair an inning later, netting three RBIs on the night. It was his only hit in five at-bats. The Padres signed Liriano during the international signing period of July, 2007. he will turn 17 later this month.
Eduardo Lopez reached base four times, going 2-for-3 with a pair of walks. The infielder also scored twice and drove in one, playing second and third base in the contest. Lopez hit .221 across 35 games for the DSL Padres a season ago, potting a .402 on-base percentage thanks to 19 walks. He went hitless in his first 14 at-bats a season ago and had four multi-hit games on the year.
Pedro Hernandez worked five innings, yielding one unearned run on three hits while fanning a half-dozen. The left-hander worked out of the bullpen for the DSL Padres a season ago, appearing in nine games and working 13.1 innings. Hernandez went 0-1 with one save while posting a 2.03 ERA. He stranded four of the six runners he inherited a season ago, striking out 13 and walking four.
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