Wade LeBlanc was hammered to the tune of eight runs on six hits and two walks over six innings. Three of the hits went for extras, including a grand slam and a two-run shot. It is the eighth time on the year he has allowed six or more runs and the fourth game with multiple homers surrendered.
Bryan Corey made his second rehab appearance with the Beavers since going on the disabled list in mid-August with a strained hamstring. He worked to the minimum in his lone inning of work. Corey went 1-3 with a 6.23 ERA across 39 appearances for San Diego this season.
San Antonio (29-31) won 2-0 over Corpus Christi (Astros)
Matt Buschmann won his tenth game of the season, working scoreless ball over seven frames on five hits and three walks while fanning five. It is the 17th time in 26 starts that he has allowed two runs or less.
Greg Burke finished out the Missions Texas League leading 19th shutout on Saturday, working a scoreless ninth to pick up his 19th save, striking out two. Burke has held the opposition to a .153 batting average with runners in scoring position.
Lake Elsinore (33-29) won 12-2 over Bakersfield (Rangers)
Rolando Valdez had quite a reversal from his last outing. After surrendering 10 runs on 14 hits – both career-highs – the right-hander did not allow a run over seven innings on Saturday, yielding two hits and a walk while striking out 10. It is the fifth time in six starts he has given up two runs or less.
Brian Joynt had three more hits on Saturday and two more extra base hits, doubling and hitting his 11th homer. The outfielder drove in another two runs, giving him RBIs in six straight and 10 of the last 11. He has an extra base hit in nine of his last 12.
Cedric Hunter hit his third homer in five games and seventh in his last 27. Prior to that, Hunter had notched just four homers across his first 98 games. He had multiple hits on Saturday, giving him 10 such games over his last 16.
Fort Wayne (30-32) won 3-2 over Lansing (Blue Jays)
Wynn Pelzer generated a no-decision, despite allowing one unearned run on five hits and a walk while fanning a half-dozen over five innings. Pelzer entered the game with the ninth best ERA in the Midwest League. He has allowed 10 earned runs over his last 10 games, including nine starts.
Jackson Quezada picked up his 26th save of the year – a number that paces all pitchers in the Padres minors and leads the Midwest League. Quezada has held right-handed hitters to a .126 batting average on the year in 119 at-bats and has held the leadoff hitter of an inning to a .193 on-base percentage.
Eugene (35-30) won 4-2 over Salem-Keizer (Giants) in 10 innings
Mat Latos delivered as promised, yielding one hit and one walk over six scoreless frames. The right-hander struck out six and recorded nine ground ball outs. Latos has given up one hit over his last 11 innings of work, striking out 15.
Ryan Hill hit a two-run walk-off homer in the bottom of the 10th to send Eugene home with the win. It was his lone hit in five at-bats and pushed the Emeralds into a first place tie with Salem. Hill has hit a homer in three of his last four games played.
AZL Padres (16-6) won 8-2 over AZL Brewers
Robert Lara had two hits, including his 11th double, scored a run and drove in two for the AZL Padres. Lara had been in a 10-for-45 slump but still sported a .435 on-base percentage over his last 15 games prior to Saturday thanks to 13 walks. He has been on base in all but three of the 44 games he has notched a plate appearance.
Jaff Decker reached base in three of his five plate appearances, drawing two walks and notching a single. He also scored two runs and stole his eighth base in nine attempts. Decker has drawn 52 walks this year in 43 games and has reached base 2.37 times per game.
DSL Padres (29-42) lost 6-2 to DSL Nationals 1 (rain shortened at end of eighth)
Deiber Sanchez came on with the bases loaded in a 2-2 tie in the eighth inning and proceeded to allow two hits and two walks over the next one-third of an inning – seeing all three inherited runners score and one of his own.
Juan Oramas lowered his season ERA to 1.02, yielding one hit and a walk while striking out three in four innings. Oramas has allowed one earned run over his last 22 innings of work and has given up 23 hits in 53 innings.
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