Cesar Ramos braved it over six innings, allowing four runs on 10 hits and a walk while not striking out a batter. He recorded 11 ground ball outs in his 86-pitch effort. He did single in a run, his first RBI of the season. It was the third time this year he has given up double-digit hits and 13th time in 19 outings that he has given up more hits than innings pitched. He has given up 11.4 hits per nine innings pitched.
Justin Huber came on as a pinch-hitter in the seventh and delivered a two-run single in his lone at-bat of the game. It upped his average to .310 over his last 13 games, giving him 11 RBIs over that span. The outfielder/first baseman has four multi-RBI games since joining Portland and improved to 3-for-3 with a walk as a pinch-hitter.
Edwin Moreno came into the ninth inning with a two-run lead but three straight blown saves. The right-hander allowed one run on two hits and a walk before securing his ninth save in 12 opportunities. After giving up runs in three of his first 22 outings, Moreno has surrendered a run in each of his last four. In 4.1 innings, he has allowed six runs on seven hits and six walks.
San Antonio (12-9) won 7-3 over Midland (A's)
Jose Lobaton hit a solo homer in the third inning as part of a five-run frame while also drawing a walk in four plate appearances. Lobaton has 15 extra base hits over his last 21 games. He went 0-for-2 in throwing out base runners attempting to steal but did pick off a runner at first base. The Texas League leader defensively (errors) among catchers, Lobaton has thrown out 21-of-76 runners this season.
Matt Buschmann picked up his seventh win of the season, allowing three runs, two earned, on seven hits and two walks while fanning one in 5.2 innings. The right-hander threw 90 pitches and notched eight ground ball outs. Buschmann has allowed two earned or less in five of his last seven starts and 11 of his last 14. His one strikeout was the fewest he has amassed in a start this year.
Gabe DeHoyos picked up his eighth hold of the year, working two scoreless frames. The right-hander gave up two hits and a walk and was called for a balk while striking out two. After allowing 12 runs in his first 15 innings of work, DeHoyos has given up nine over his last 43 frames, a 1.88 ERA. In 58 innings, he has fanned 77.
Lake Elsinore (9-14) won 9-5 over Rancho Cucamonga (Angels)
Ernesto Frieri gave up five runs on nine hits while striking out four in six innings of work. The right-hander allowed five extra base hits, including a pair of homers in the outing. He has given up two or more homers three times this year and has served up 12 long balls through 87.1 innings. It is the third time in four starts he has allowed five or more runs. Frieri committed his second error of the year on Saturday.
Brian Joynt reached base three times in five plate appearances. The third baseman drew a walk, singled and hit a solo homer – his fifth bomb of the campaign. He scored twice and plated a pair. He upped his hitting streak to seven games in the process and his on-base streak to 17 contests. Joynt has four multi-hit games in his last seven and has scored a run in four straight. He has driven in five over his last two games.
Eric Sogard smashed his fourth homer of the season, hitting a two-run shot in the fourth. He also added a third RBI on a single. It is his 11th multi-hit game over his last 21 and his 33rd such game this season. The second baseman is second in the California League in hits, pending the night's action. He also sits inside the top 10 in on-base percentage.
Fort Wayne (8-15) lost 5-4 to Wisconsin (Mariners)
Ali Solis cracked a pair of doubles in four at-bats, the second of which plated two runs. It was his second multi-hit game over the last three but his first RBIs in 10 games. Solis did, however, go 0-for-4 in throwing out base runners attempting to steal. Solis has thrown out 19-of-49 runners attempting to take a base, good for 38.8 percent.
Corey Kluber got the starting nod and allowed two runs on four hits while striking out seven in 4.2 innings. The right-hander recorded six ground ball outs but allowed three extra base hits, including two solo homers. Kluber went 2-5 with a 6.01 ERA over 19 games, including 16 starts, for Lake Elsinore. In 85.1 innings, he allowed 93 hits and walked 34 while striking out 75.
Dylan Axelrod took the loss, giving up three runs on three hits over an inning of work. He was on the hook for a two-run homer and also surrendered a double. The right-hander had thrown scoreless ball over his first four innings in the Midwest League. It is the eighth time in 36 relief appearances that he has surrendered three or more runs. He has given up five bombs across two leagues.
Eugene (9-16) won 10-6 over Boise (Cubs)
Robbie Blauer continued his sizzling pace with three hits in five at-bats, belting a solo homer in the first inning and contributing three RBIs for the game while scoring twice. It is his third straight multi-hit game, as he is 8-for-14 over that span. Blauer has an RBI in four straight games and five out of his last six, driving in 10 RBIs over that time frame. He has also scored five runs in his last three games.
Dan Robertson reached base four times out of the leadoff spot, notching two hits while drawing a pair of walks. He scored twice and added his 12th RBI. Robertson also swiped his eighth base in 10 attempts. He has stolen six straight, all coming over his last eight games. Robertson has four straight multi-hit games, going 10-for-15 with three walks. He is third in the Northwest League with a .348 average and second in the stolen base category.
Sawyer Carroll, who has missed nearly a week of action, came on as a pinch-hitter and delivered a double in the eighth that scored two runs. The outfielder's last four hits have gone for extra bases. Carroll has notched an RBI in three straight games and four of his last five, driving in six over that span. He is 7-for-19 with runners in scoring position early in the year, a .368 mark.
AZL Padres (10-6) won 5-3 over AZL Mariners
Kevin Acosta had two hits in three at-bats and added a sacrifice bunt. The second baseman also drove in his first run of the year and stole two bases, giving him three in as many attempts for the year. The Colombia native has five hits in his last six at-bats and has scored a run in five of the six games where he has notched a plate appearance.
Jason Codiroli reached base three times out of the leadoff spot. The outfielder had two hits and a walk, hitting a solo homer to leadoff the game and scoring twice. Codiroli has reached base safely in 10 straight games, collecting 17 hits in his last 39 at-bats with six walks. He also has an RBI in three straight games and five of his last six. Saturday was the fifth time this year he has scored multiple runs.
Jose DePaula allowed two runs on five hits and a walk across four innings in a no-decision. The left-hander struck out five and induced four ground ball outs while seeing three successful stolen bases against in as many attempts. The opposition had snared just one bag off him in his previous three outings. DePaula has fanned 15 over his last 11 innings but the opposition has a .375 average off him with runners in scoring position.
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