Zawadzki hit streak; Marathon loss

Wade LeBlanc is hit hard as he fights for consistency. Manny Ayala can't make it past the third. The Storm go 16 innings – and lose. Lance Zawadzki's hitting streak reaches the second-most in all of Midwest League play this year. Juan Rosario has looked good in the DSL, although the squad took a loss.

Portland (32-33) lost 8-4 to Las Vegas (Dodgers)

Brian Myrow reached base five times after getting plunked by a pitch, drawing two walks and collecting a pair of singles, scoring once and driving in one. The first baseman has four straight multi-hit games and four straight with at least two walks. He has a six-game hitting streak and six-game walk streak, reaching base 23 times over that span. He has upped his on-base percentage to .482 on the season. He also has a six-game RBI streak.

Wade LeBlanc was tagged for seven runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out five across five innings, dropping to 6-5 on the season. The left-hander gave up two extra base hits, including a solo homer. LeBlanc has given up six runs or more in five of his 13 outings, as the opposition is hitting .361 with runners on base and .339 with runners in scoring position. LeBlanc has also surrendered 11 homers on the season.

Adam Bass loaded the bases in his lone inning of work but did not give up a run, striking out two. The right-hander has allowed 35 hits and 21 walks while hitting four batters across 30.1 innings. He has given up runs in nine of his 24 outings, allowing multiple runs seven times. Bass has pitched to the minimum in an outing seven times, but right-handed hitters are batting .343 off him and the opposition is reaching base on the positive side of .400.

San Antonio (34-31) lost 6-3 to Midland (A's)

Manny Ayala lasted just three innings in a losing effort. The right-hander tossed 70 pitches over that span, allowing four runs on six hits and three walks while fanning two. Ayala has walked nine over his first 17.2 innings this season after walking just four in 29 frames for San Antonio last season. He has kept left-handers to four hits in 24 at-bats through his first six appearances.

Jose Lobaton went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles but did not figure into the scoring. He has a hit in 11 of his last 13 games and four of his five doubles this year have come in his last eight contests. The backstop was 0-for-2 in throwing out runners attempting to steal. He has thrown out 13-of-51 baserunners attempting to steal this season – good for 25.5 percent.

Philip Barzilla worked an inning and one-third, surrendering two runs on four hits and two walks while also tossing a wild pitch. He left the game with two men on – but neither runner would score. The left-hander has seen 11 runners reach base through six innings but the two on Thursday were the first to touch home in six innings. Barzilla has seen the leadoff man of an inning reach base in four of the seven innings he has started.

Lake Elsinore (32-34) lost 4-3 over Inland Empire (Dodgers) in 16 innings

After Richie Daigle took the loss to drop to 3-6 on the season - coming on the heels of seven scoreless innings from the bullpen. The right-hander worked an inning and two-thirds, giving up a two-out single that ended the contest. The right-hander has allowed runs in 15 of his 29 appearances, including three of the last four. Daigle has walked as many batters (16) as he has struck out across 39.2 innings.

Ernesto Frieri was an afterthought by the end of the game. The right-hander worked six innings, giving up a pair of runs on four hits and two walks while fanning five. Frieri has given up two earned runs or less in six of his seven starts this season, including four straight. He has held the opposition to a .237 average with runners in scoring position and a .114 average against with runners on and two outs.

Dylan Axelrod provided three scoreless innings of work during overtime, giving up two hits while striking out five. He did see a runner steal second base off him; the opposition has been successful in 7-of-8 stolen base attempts this year off Axelrod. The right-hander has fanned 50 in 42.2 innings and stopped a streak of three straight games with a run allowed. Axelrod has surrendered runs in 15 of his 26 appearances.

Fort Wayne (36-31) won 12-8 over Dayton (Reds)

Lance Zawadzki had three hits in five at-bats, collecting three RBIs and scoring twice. The infielder notched his second triple of the year and swiped his 12th bag of the season. Zawadzki extended his hitting streak to 17 games on Thursday – the second longest streak in the Midwest League this season. He is 24-for-68 over the life of the streak. Zawadzki did, however, commit his 12th error of the campaign, which led to an unearned run.

Felix Carrasco went 2-for-5 with two runs scored, launching his team leading 12th homer – a two-run shot in the second inning. He is tied for second in the Midwest League in homers and sits third in the circuit in RBIs with 45. Carrasco has three multi-hit games in the last four with RBIs in three of the last four as well. He has 12 multi-RBI games on the year.

Robert Perry reached base three times out of the leadoff spot, going 2-for-4 with a walk. He collected his second double in Midwest League play, scored two runs, and stole his second base in as many days. The outfielder has a hit in 13 of his 14 games with Fort Wayne, collecting seven multi-hit games. Perry has scored 10 runs since joining the Wizards.

DSL Padres (6-4) lost 7-1 to DSL Nationals 1

The DSL Padres managed just two hits on Thursday, one netted by third baseman Jose Paulino from the leadoff spot. He went 1-for-4, adding his second and third stolen bases of the season. Paulino did, however, commit two errors, which led to a pair of unearned runs. He has a hit in four straight games and had scored six runs over his last three coming into play.

Harlen Mozo took the loss, dropping to 1-1 on the year after allowing four runs, two earned, on six hits and a walk while striking out one in three innings. Mozo has given up two earned runs over 6.2 innings to begin the year and five runs overall. He has netted a double play grounder in each of his outings and has kept left-handed hitters to a .167 average.

Juan Rosario took the ball over five innings, giving up three runs on six hits and a walk while striking out three. He uncorked two wild pitches, hit a batter and gave up three extra base hits. The right-hander has allowed a homer in successive games but has held the opposition to five earned runs over 14 innings to begin the year. The walk he issued on Thursday was his first.

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