Brandon Hynick pitched a perfect game versus the Beavers in game two – a seven inning affair. He retired all 21 he faced – the second time this year he has shutout Portland. Hynick struck out six batters on his way to history, becoming the first PCL pitcher since Manny Parra accomplished the historic feat in nine innings while pitching for Nashville against Round Rock on June 25, 2007. It was the ninth perfect game in the history of the PCL. The only other time the Beavers had a perfect game pitched against them was Sept. 12, 1954, when Hollywood's Roger Bowman pitched a seven-inning perfect game in a 10-0 win … the Beavers were last involved in a perfect game when three Portland pitchers tossed a seven-inning perfect game June 9, 2006, vs. Sacramento.
Sean Kazmar collected four hits in five trips in the completion of the suspended game, scoring three times and driving in three – including a pair with two outs. He did, however, commit hit fifth error of the season. After hitting .185 across his first 40 games of the year, the shortstop is hitting .345 over his last 16 with 19 hits in 55 at-bats. He also has 14 RBI over that span with eight walks compared to seven strikeouts.
San Antonio (2-4, 41-35) had a scheduled day off
Lake Elsinore (3-3, 42-34) lost 12-4 to High Desert (Mariners)
Corey Kluber was yanked after four innings with seven runs in on 10 hits, two walks and a hit batsman. He did strikeout six but also surrendered a pair of doubles and two homers. It is the second time year he has allowed multiple homers and the second time he has given up double-digit hits – both coming in a May 6 outing. He has allowed five or more runs six times across 16 starts.
Nick Vincent allowed three runs on four hits across an inning and two-thirds. The right-hander also struck out one and stranded an inherited runner. It was the first time this year that Vincent has allowed more than two runs in an appearance. It is also just the third time through 38 outings that he has given up runs in successive games. Vincent has allowed runs in 11 of his appearances on the season.
Fort Wayne (4-1, 49-26) lost 5-3 to Dayton (Reds)
Michael Watt took his second loss, giving up five runs, two earned, on eight hits and a walk while striking out one across five frames. Watt did pickoff a runner at first base. While Watt has not allowed a run in the first inning during his seven starts, he has given up 16 runs during the third – an inning that saw two cross on Tuesday. The left-hander has a 6.18 ERA across seven starts and a 3.04 ERA in 11 relief appearances.
Eduardo Perez worked three scoreless frames, giving up one hit and a walk while striking out three and netting five ground ball outs. It is the second time in his last three outings that he has tossed three or more frames without allowing a run. He has allowed runs in four of his 13 appearances as a long reliever. He has held right-handed hitters to a .213 average and has not given up a long ball in 25.2 innings.
Eugene (4-6) lost 7-4 to Everett (Mariners)
Miles Mikolas made his system debut, going three innings and allowing one run on one hit and a walk while striking out two. Mikolas led the Nova Southeastern with a 2.06 ERA while going 7-2 in 83 innings pitched. He threw four complete games, including two shutouts, in 11 starts. Mikolas is among the national leaders with 80 strikeouts to just eight walks on the season. He pitched a complete game three-hit shutout at St. Thomas and a four-hit complete game shutout at Rollins. He has been selected on three post season teams, second team All-Sunshine State Conference, ABCA/Rawlings All-South Region and second team DAKTRONICS All-South Region.
Pedro Hernandez was on the hook for four runs, three earned, on seven hits and a walk while striking out four across four innings. Four of the hits went for extra bases and two of those left the park. Hernandez has given up three homers across three starts after allowing just two in 63.1 innings a season ago. He has allowed at least four runs while not going more than four innings in each of his starts.
AZL Padres (2-5) won 15-2 over AZL Mariners
The pitching staff worked a no-hitter through six innings with John Hussey and Steve Garrison combining for five of those no-hit innings. Garrison worked a pair of frames, notching two strikeouts. Hussey contributed three, walking a trio and striking out two. Garrison has not allowed an earned run across seven innings. Hussey has walked five across four frames to begin the season – all scoreless.
Cody Decker hit his first homer of the season, a solo shot in the third, and added two doubles in the same inning – a nine-run seventh – while finishing the day with four hits, two runs scored and four RBI. Decker fell a triple shy of the cycle and collected more hits in this game than he had in his first five professional contests. Decker has collected multi-hit affairs in two straight and has an RBI in successive games.
Cameron Monger, batting leadoff, collected four hits in six trips. The outfielder fell a triple shy of the cycle, clocking his first homer of the year with a man on in the eighth, knocking three runs and scoring three times. He also swiped his third base in as many attempts. Monger has three multi-hit games in his last four and is 8-for-19 over that span with five runs scored and four RBI.
DSL Padres (12-14) lost 16-5 to DSL Tigers
Luis Domoromo reached base four times, going 3-for-4 with a walk. The outfielder also scored a run, notched his third triple and plated a pair of runs. Domoromo has reached base in eight straight games, going 10-for-28 with seven walks. He has scored 11 runs over that span while driving in five. Domoromo owns a 22-to-16 walk-to-strikeout ratio on the year and has stole five straight bags after getting caught in his first three stolen base attempts.
Carlos Pimentel faced seven batters and every one of them reached base. He was on the hook for seven runs, six earned, on five hits and a walk – seeing his ERA climb to 11.57 afterwards. After not allowing a run across his first 5.1 innings, Pimentel has given up 10 runs on nine hits and two walks across his last 1.2 frames. Left-handed hitters are 7-for-13 off him with a .647 on-base percentage.
Uber Paz lasted 2.2 innings and surrendered five runs, three earned, on four hits and four walks. He also uncorked a pair of wild pitches. After not allowing a run in his first four innings, the Nicaragua native has given up 13 runs on 13 hits and 10 walks over his last 11 innings. He has walked at least two batters in four straight games. The leadoff hitter has a .500 on-base percentage off him.
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