Sean Henn pitched to five batters in the sixth inning – all of them reached base and all of them would score. He surrendered two hits and three walks, tossing just seven strikes out of 20 pitches. Henn has recorded just two outs while allowing six runs on four hits and five walks since joining Portland. Overall, Henn has issued a free pass to 14 batters in 10 innings of work.
Dirk Hayhurst came on with the bases loaded and nobody out in the sixth. Seven hits and one out later, all three of the inherited runners touched home and seven runs would be charged to the right-hander, as he took his first loss of the season in an inning that saw 13 runners touch home. He had given up 10 runs over his previous 25 innings of work and came into the game holding the opposition to a .234 average with runners in scoring position.
Chip Ambres saw his two-homer, five RBI night wasted. The outfielder belted a three-run homer in the third and a two-run shot two innings later. Ambres has collected 13 round trippers on the season with nine coming over his last 33 games. His 33 extra base hits place him just outside the top five in the Pacific Coast League. Ambres has 10 multi-hit games over his last 21.
San Antonio (34-29) won 5-4 over Corpus Christi (Astros)
Sean Kazmar stacked on two RBIs in the eighth inning with a single to drive in a pair. The shortstop went 3-for-4, adding his 11th double to the mix. It was the second day in a row that he has logged a three-hit game – the first time this year he has logged multiple hits on successive days. Kazmar is 13-for-28 over his last nine games with four doubles, posting a .500 on-base percentage.
Paul Abraham made his first appearance since being sent down to Double-A and picked up his first win in the process. He allowed a hit and struck out two. The right-hander appeared in 20 games for Triple-A Portland, going 0-0 with a 5.52 ERA. In 29.1 innings of work, Abraham allowed 24 runs on 35 hits and 19 walks while striking out 21.
Matt Buschmann pitched to a no-decision, allowing three runs on six hits, a hit batsman, and a walk while striking out six over six innings. The right-hander also added a sacrifice bunt at the dish. Buschmann has hit three batters in his last five games. He gave up his ninth homer of the year as well – equaling the number of doubles and triples he has surrendered over the course of the season.
Lake Elsinore (32-32) lost 10-1 to Inland Empire (Mariners)
Drew Miller was pounded on to the tune of 10 runs on 10 hits and three walks over three-plus innings of work. He pitched to six batters in fourth frame but did not record an out. Four of the hits he surrendered went for extra bases with one leaving the yard. Miller has allowed a homer in seven straight games, yielding seven long balls over that span. He has given up 16 runs in his last two starts.
John Madden came on with two on and nobody out, allowing both inherited runners to score in the fourth inning. He would go on to post two scoreless innings of his own, yielding one hit and striking out two. Madden came into the game holding all but three of the 14 runners he has inherited from scoring. The right-hander has given up runs in 13 of his 25 appearances.
Jeremy Hunt hit his first homer since May 1 to account for the lone Storm run. It matched his extra base hit total of his previous 18 games. His sixth homer of the year came on a 1-for-2 night after coming in as a defensive replacement. Hunt came into the game with three hits in his previous 28 at-bats, seeing his average drop from .263 to a season low .239.
Fort Wayne (35-30) won 4-3 over Dayton (Reds) in game one, won 4-2 in game two
Andrew Parrino had a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning in game one as part of a 2-for-4 game that included two RBIs. He also went 2-for-3 with a homer – his fourth – and two RBIs in the nitghtcap. It is the first time this year he has notched multiple RBIs in successive games. Parrino has three multi-hit games in the last four and is batting .344 with runners on base and two outs.
Felix Carrasco scored the winning run in the opener, going 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI. The first baseman also added two hits in the finale with a double and an RBI. Carrasco is third in the Midwest League in RBIs with 43. He is hitting .390 over his last 11 games with five doubles and two homers.
Jackson Quezada had a hand in both wins, earning the victory in the opener and netting his 14th save in 15 chances in the nightcap. Quezada retired the side in order in both contests, striking out three. He has worked to the minimum 14 times in 28 appearances. Quezada has a 1.19 ERA over his last 30.1 innings, giving up just four runs over that span.
Jeremy Hefner picked up win number five, allowing two runs on six hits and a walk while striking out seven. The right-hander has won three straight outings after seeing four straight no-decisions. Hefner has given up two runs or less over four straight outings. He is 5-0 with a 3.27 ERA across 11 starts. He has held the opposition .208 with runners in scoring position.
DSL Padres (4-3) vs DSL Nationals 1 postponed due to rain
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