Paul McAnulty netted the lone RBIs for the Beavers and notched two of their four hits, including his 12th double, in the completion of the suspended game. McAnulty has 47 RBIs in 41 Triple-A games and 25 extra base hits over that span. The outfielder has 14 hits in 29 at-bats with runners in scoring position, a .483 average, striking out just twice in those situations.
Peter Ciofrone smashed a pair of homers on Friday night – upping his total to 16 for the season – with his second blast tying the game at 3-3. It was his first multi-homer game since July 21, 206 while with Lake Elsinore. Ciofrone was in on all four runs, driving in three and scoring twice on a 3-for-4 night. The third baseman has reached base safely in 15 straight games. Ciofrone has scored a run in nine of his last 12 games.
Cesar Ramos was pulled after 6.1 innings and was charged with five runs on 10 hits and two walks – two scoring after he left the game. The left-hander gave up three extra base hits, including a homer. It is the fifth time this year he has given up double-digit hits and the second game in a row. Ramos has allowed 11.03 hits per nine innings. It is the fourth straight game he has allowed five runs and 10th time in 25 starts this year.
San Antonio (28-31) lost 6-2 to Frisco (Rangers)
With Steve Garrison on the disabled list, Philip Barzilla was pressed into a starting role for the first time. And the left-hander did his job, producing four innings of scoreless ball. He threw 56 pitches and allowed five hits while walking one and striking out four. Barzilla had twice pitched three or more innings, topping out at 3.1 pitched. After walking nine in his first 31 innings of work, he has walked nine over his last 14.
Seth Johnston clubbed his 15th homer of the season – five more than he has tallied in any year prior – and was the lone Mission hitter to record a multi-hit game. Thirteen of his homers have been solo shots and he has collected two over his last three games. It was his 58th RBI of the year to match a career-high, tying his season total from 2006 with Fort Wayne. His 26th error of the year, however, helped lead to three unearned runs.
Brian Snyder made his second career appearance on the mound, working a scoreless inning while walking one, tossing 15 pitches. Signed as a free agent, the third baseman had gone 2-for-23 with six walks in seven games for the Missions. His last pitching appearance came on April 26 last year when he allowed a run on two hits in one-third of an inning to take the loss. A first-round pick by the Oakland A's in 2003, Snyder came into the year as a career .269 hitter with a .393 on-base percentage.
San Antonio Missions Pitching Coach Steve Webber was ejected in the eighth inning.
Lake Elsinore (32-29) won 6-2 over Inland Empire (Dodgers)
Cesar Carrillo allowed one run on five hits and a walk while striking out six over five frames, inducing six ground balls outs. It is the third time in the last four starts that the right-hander had allowed one earned run or less. Carrillo had walked two or more in all but one of his 11 starts coming into Friday, issuing a free pass to 27 over his last 31.1 innings.
R.J. Rodriguez allowed a run on four hits in an inning and one-third, leaving with a pair on, neither of which would score. The right-hander had not allowed an earned run over his last 14 innings. Rodriguez has allowed runs in 20 of his 55 relief appearances, giving up multiple runs 12 times. The leadoff hitter of an inning has a .323 average off Rodriguez with 20 hits in 65 innings with three walks.
Keoni Ruth hammered out a pair of doubles, pushing his tally to 11 for the year, and scored a run while playing third base. It is the third time this year that Ruth has notched multiple doubles in a game. The infielder has notched six multi-hit games over his last 10, going 14-for-42 with two homers, four doubles and 10 RBIs. Ruth has gone 31 straight games without committing an error.
Fort Wayne (29-31*) lost 3-2 to Lansing (Blue Jays)
Jeremy McBryde struck out the side to open the game and five of the first seven. The right-hander also fanned the side around a triple in the fourth, ending the game with a career-high 12 strikeouts in five innings. He allowed two runs on four hits, exiting in a no-decision. McBryde has struck out 23 over his last two starts in a span of 12 innings and his 147 K's on the year lead the Padres minors and are second best in the Midwest League.
Colt Hynes suffered the loss, yielding an unearned run on one hit in an inning-plus. Hynes left the game with a pair of runners on and one of those would score. The left-hander has surrendered runs in 13 of his 28 appearances this year. The leadoff batter of an inning sports a .405 on-base percentage off him in the 36 innings he has started and the opposition has a .319 average overall on him for the year.
Eugene (34-30) won 4-2 over Vancouver (A's)
Down 2-1 in the sixth, Dan Robertson delivered a bases loaded knock to clear the bags and give Eugene a 4-2 lead. Robertson reached base three times in four trips with two hits and a walk, upping his hit total to 95 on the year – 15 shy of the Eugene record of 110 set last year. He continues to lead the Northwest League in hitting and has been on base in 23 straight. He is hitting .429 over his last 21 games.
Rob Musgrave worked an inning and two-thirds scoreless ball, yielding a walk and striking out three. The right-hander has now fanned 60 batters in 38 innings of work while walking seven, averaging 14.2 strikeouts per nine innings. Musgrave has not allowed an earned run over his last 11.2 innings, striking out 20. He has given up runs in eight of his 23 outings.
Tyler Davis recorded just one out on Friday but it came with the bases loaded, a ground out to end a threat in the sixth inning with two runs already in. Davis had made four appearances in Triple-A Portland, giving up five runs on five hits in his last outing and allowing seven runs on nine hits in 4.1 innings overall. With Eugene, Davis has given up three earned runs in 19.2 innings. He has stranded 12 of the 21 runners he has inherited across three leagues this season.
AZL Padres (15-6) had a scheduled day off
DSL Padres (29-41) lost 8-7 to DSL Nationals 2 in seven innings (rain shortened)
Carlos Garcia reached base three times, drawing a walk, notching his seventh double and adding his fourth triple. He drove in a pair of runs and scored one. After hitting .185 over his first 22 games, the outfielder is hitting .321 over his last 39 contests with 11 extra base hits and 21 RBIs. Friday marked the first time this year he has collected multiple extra base hits in a game. Garcia has an RBI in three straight and four of his last five.
Jhonaldo Pozo also reached base three times via a pair of walks while adding his fifth homer – a two-run shot – and scoring twice. Four of his five homers have come with men on base. Pozo came into the game with just seven hits in his previous 41 at-bats but six of his last nine hits have gone for extra bases. His 35 RBIs are the second most on the team.
Pedro Martinez lasted three-plus frames, giving up seven runs, four earned, on six hits and two walks while striking out six. He faced two batters in the fourth before he was pulled and both would score. Martinez also tossed a pair of wild pitches to bring his total of uncorked pitches to 15 for the year. The left-hander has made it through five innings just once this season, allowing four runs or more five times.
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