Monday's scheduled game between the Portland Beavers and Colorado Springs Sky Sox was postponed due to rain and will be made up as part of a doubleheader at PGE Park on Wednesday, May 6. Wednesday's doubleheader will feature two seven-inning games, with a first pitch of 5:05 p.m.
San Antonio (9-15) lost 13-6 to Midland (A's)
Nathan Culp suffered the worst outing of his career – one that began in 2006. The left-hander gave up nine runs on nine hits and four walks over four innings. Four of the hits went for extras, including a three-run homer. Culp has given up eight runs twice during his career, the last coming on August 9, 2008 while with Lake Elsinore. Culp had given up nine runs across his first four starts and had walked just two on the year.
Mitch Canham went 2-for-3 with a pair of walks, a run scored, plating two with a double in the fifth. Canham also threw out the lone base runner attempting to steal off him. The backstop has thrown out just five of the 31 runners attempting to steal this season, good for 16.1 percent. Canham came into the game in a 2-for-21 slump. The left-handed hitter does sport a 13-to-7 walk-to-strikeout ratio on the year and sports a .398 on-base percentage.
Keoni Ruth reached base three times with a pair of singles and a walk. His fourth inning single led to two RBI. He also stole his second base in San Antonio and third of the year. Ruth has three multi-hit games through 11 Double-A games and has fanned just three times in 35 at-bats. Ruth is 4-for-14 with runners in scoring position across two leagues.
Lake Elsinore (14-11) lost 3-2 to Inland Empire (Dodgers) in 10 innings
Logan Forsythe extended his on-base streak to 35 games with a single in his first at-bat. The third baseman has reached base in every game he has played as a professional. He went 1-for-3 with a walk, giving him a robust .481 on-base percentage – the second best mark in the California League. Forsythe has been on base an average of 2.2 times per game this season with 26 hits, 23 walks and two hit by pitches.
Jeremy McBryde surrendered two runs on three singles and a walk in the opening frame but settled down, as he went on to pitch five scoreless innings after the first, giving up six hits overall, walking two and striking out eight. The right-hander has struck out 28 batters in 20 innings to begin the season while walking just four. He has given up two runs or less in three of his four outings.
Allen Harrington took the loss, his first, after allowing a single, a sacrifice, an intentional walk and the final single that scored the winning run in the bottom of the 10th. The left-hander had allowed one run in his previous seven innings of work and has given up runs in three of his 11 appearances overall. The opposition is hitting .313 off him with runners in scoring position.
Fort Wayne (18-6) won 8-7 over Dayton (Reds)
Brad Brach earned his eighth save of the season and kept his ERA of 0.00 intact when he worked a scoreless ninth. The right-hander issued a walk but struck out two. Brach has allowed one hit and one walk while striking out 13 in 11 innings of work. Only one runner has reached scoring position with Brach on the hill. Brach has kept left-handed hitters off the board entirely, striking out half of the lefties he has faced.
Matt Clark pounded out his third homer of the campaign, hitting a solo shot in the fourth. The first baseman reached base four times, drawing a pair of walks and adding two RBI. Clark has homered in successive games and his three bombs have come across his last seven games. He has reached base three times or more on six occasions through 23 games. Clark is hitting .328 off right-handed pitchers and .192 off lefties.
Colt Hynes picked up the victory – his second – by working a scoreless seventh. He struck out one, lowering his ERA to 1.86. The southpaw has given up two hits while striking out nine across his last 6.2 innings. Hynes has also stranded seven of the nine runners he inherited. He has held left-handed hitters to a .188 average this season and has allowed just two extra base hits on the year.
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