Matt Buschmann was tagged to the tune of seven runs on 11 hits across five innings, striking out three. He gave up three extra base hits, including a three-run homer. Buschmann has given up five runs or more in seven of his 13 starts, including three of his last four. He has also allowed double-digit hits in three of his outings. Buschmann has allowed 32 extra base hits on the year.
Kyle Blanks accounted for both Portland runs, singling in a run in the fourth and doubling and scoring in the sixth. Blanks is in the midst of a six-game hitting streak with four multi-hit games across that span. He is 11-for-22 over that span, raising his average from .256 to .280. Blanks is hitting .370 over his last 13 games after hitting .221 in his previous 29. Blanks is hitting .311 with runners in scoring position.
Jon Ellis was on the hook for two runs on five hits and two walks across a pair of innings. He was assisted by a double play line out in his first frame after loading the bases with one out. Ellis has surrendered runs in 13 of his 27 appearances, including six of his last nine. Ellis has given up four or more hits in three of his last four, despite not working more than 2.1 innings.
San Antonio (33-29) lost 6-0 to Corpus Christi (Astros)
Mat Latos struck out a career-high 12 across 5.1 innings but took his first loss of the season. He struck out the side in the fourth and fanned three in the fifth around three hits and two runs. Latos yielded three runs, two earned, on five this without a walk. The last time he recorded double-digit strikeout totals came on August 29, 2007 when he fanned 10 for Eugene. He has struck out 34 in 28 frames with the Missions. Latos had allowed two earned runs over his first four Double-A starts.
On a night that saw the entire Missions team collect four hits, Brandon Gomes gave that up in an inning. The right-hander was tagged for three runs, walking one and striking out two in his lone frame while also tossing a wild pitch. Gomes had allowed one run over his previous 10.1 innings. He has allowed runs in 11 of his 29 appearances, giving up multiple runs on five occasions.
Rolando Valdez tossed up a pair of scoreless frames, giving up two hits and a walk while striking out four. The Missions recorded 19 of their outs by way of the strikeout. The right-hander has given up two runs over his last 12.1 innings, lowering his ERA from 8.10 to 4.43 in Double-A. Valdez has held the opposition to three hits in 18 at-bats with runners in scoring position, a .167 average.
Lake Elsinore (36-28) won 3-2 over Bakersfield (Rangers)
Cory Luebke allowed two runs on three hits with a hit batsman, striking out a career-high 11 across eight innings. It is the southpaw's second double-digit strikeout game across his last three. The only runs allowed came on two solo homers. Luebke had allowed one homer all year through his first 12 starts. The left-hander has given up two runs or less in seven straight and 10 of 13 overall.
Felix Carrasco went 1-for-3 but it wasn't his single that mattered. He plated a run with an RBI groundout in the first and his second walk of the game came with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth, giving Lake Elsinore a true ‘walk' off win. Carrasco has plated four over his last two games and has seven RBI in his last eight, despite a .233 average over that span. The first baseman is hitting .315 at home this season, where he was on Monday, and .238 on the road.
Bryan Oland picked up his second win, working a perfect top of the ninth to move to 2-1. Oland extended his scoreless streak to 15.1 innings and has worked to the minimum six times through 28 appearances. Oland has allowed runs in just four of his appearances and has held right-handed hitters to a .161 average against. He has also given up just six hits in 40 at-bats with runners in scoring position.
Fort Wayne (41-23) lost 5-2 to West Michigan (Tigers)
We incorrectly noted that Fort Wayne has won a division title three times when in fact it has happened just twice in the first 16 years of its operation. They won the second half title in 1995 when they were affiliated with the Twins and the first half title in 2003 as a Padres affiliate. With Great Lakes winning an extra innings game on Monday, the TinCaps magic number remains at one.
Nick Schmidt allowed a single with two outs in the first – the only hit he would allow across six plus innings. He was charged with one run, leaving after a leadoff walk in the seventh that came around to score after he exited. Schmidt walked three and struck out five while netting eight ground ball outs. Schmidt had not allowed an earned run since May 19 – seeing a span of 27.2 innings in between. He has held the opposition to one earned run or less while going four or more innings six times.
Eric Gonzalez suffered the loss – his first of the year. The right-hander gave up five hits and four runs while allowing an inherited runner to score in his lone inning of work. Gonzalez has allowed runs in 12 of his 27 appearances on the year, giving up more than one run on three previous occasions. He has stranded four of the six runners he has inherited and came into the game holding the opposition to seven hits in 36 at-bats with runners in scoring position. West Michigan went 4-for-6 in those situations on Monday.
Dan Robertson had three of Fort Wayne's eight hits, including a double, but did not figure into the scoring. He also stole his ninth base in 10 chances. The outfielder pushed his average back over .300 with the effort. He has been on base in 13 of his last 14 games and is hitting .352 over his last 21 games with four doubles, two triples, three homers, 16 runs scored and 18 RBI.
DSL Padres (7-6) lost 5-3 to DSL Cubs1
Luis Domoromo hit his first homer as a professional, smacking a two-run homer in the first. He ended the day with two hits in three tripe while netting a walk. Domoromo was caught stealing for the third time this season. It is his second straight game with multiple hits, topping the one multi-hit game he notched over his first 11 games. The outfielder has an RBI in two straight and three of his last four.
Pedro Martinez gave up two runs on three hits and a walk across five innings, striking out a half dozen in a no-decision. The left-hander came into the game with just one hit allowed over his first six innings of work. Martinez has struck out 12 through 11 innings and has given up just one walk after issuing 41 free passes in 49.1 innings a season ago.
Jean Corpas suffered his first loss of the year after winning his first two. The right-hander surrendered three runs on six hits and a walk while striking out two across 2.2 innings. He did surrender a solo homer. The Panama native has seen the opposition hit .326 off him, as six of the 15 hits he has yielded across 10.2 innings have gone for extra bases.
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