Craig Stansberry accounted for four of the game one runs, hitting a pair of homers – his fifth and sixth. The second baseman hit a solo shot with one out in the first and belted a three-run bomb in the third. Stansberry also went 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored in the nightcap. He has a five-game hitting streak with three multi-hit games and two games with multiple extra base hits. He has scored a run in five straight and eight of his last nine, touching home 11 times over that span.
Brian Lawrence was hammered to the tune of 12 runs – all earned – on 14 hits and a walk over three innings. He gave up two extra base hits, including a grand slam, as 10 runs crossed in the opening frame. The right-hander has allowed 19 runs on 24 hits and seven walks across his last nine innings of work, spiking his ERA from 3.00 to 6.00. It is the fifth time he has allowed four or more runs and the third time he has given up double-digit hits.
Matt Teague was given a spot start with the Beavers and allowed four runs on eight hits and a walk over four frames. He also gave up a solo homer – one of two extra base hits. Teague went 1-1 with one save and a 5.47 ERA across 33 games with Lake Elsinore – all in relief. The left-hander has given up 79 hits in 56.2 innings across two leagues.
San Antonio (13-17, 52-47) lost 4-2 to Midland (A's) in 11 innings
After seeing the game tied in the ninth on successive nights, the Missions struck back. Brian Joynt hit a game-tying single in the bottom of the ninth to push the game into extra innings. For the second straight game, a runner was also thrown out at home when San Antonio tried to push across the winning run. Joynt is hitting .234 with runners in scoring position this season and is hitting .181 in his last 23 games after hitting .358 in the previous 22.
Nathan Culp went eight strong, giving up two runs on seven hits and a walk while fanning two. The left-hander recorded 15 ground ball outs, including two double play grounders. Culp has induced 17 rally killers this season, notching two or more four times. He has given up two runs or less in three straight, five of his last six, and seven of his last nine. Culp has not, however, had a winning decision since June 17 – a span of seven starts.
Zach Herr suffered the loss, allowing two runs on four hits across an inning of work. The left-hander had worked two-thirds scoreless in his first outing in Double-A after skipping over Lake Elsinore. Herr went 5-2 with two saves and a 3.86 ERA across 40 games with Fort Wayne. He allowed runs in 10 of his outings while registering a team leading 13 holds.
San Antonio pitching coach Steve Webber was ejected in the third inning. Shortstop Lance Zawadzki was tossed in the 10th.``
Lake Elsinore (15-16, 54-47) won 5-4 over Rancho Cucamonga (Angels)
Sawyer Carroll tripled in a run during a four-run rally in the eighth and added an RBI single in the sixth to give him 33 with the Storm. The outfielder also scored a run. Carroll has notched an RBI in eight straight games and 12 of his last 14. He has driven in two or more in four straight. His 73 RBI across two leagues stand second best in the system and he is hitting .405 with runners in scoring position since joining Lake Elsinore.
Eric Gonzalez worked a pair of scoreless frames to earn the win – his second in Lake Elsinore. The right-hander worked to the minimum, striking out four. Gonzalez has held the leadoff hitter of an inning to a .269 on-base percentage in High-A. He has given up runs in seven of his 13 appearances with the Storm, going more than one inning in every outing. Gonzalez had allowed five runs on six hits and three walks in his previous 3.2 innings.
Fort Wayne (24-5, 69-30) won 11-2 over Burlington (Royals)
Brayden Drake contributed three hits in five trips out of the nine-hole, smacking a double and driving in two. The third baseman had been 0-for-7 in his previous three games and had four hits in his first 18 at-bats with the TinCaps. Six of his seven hits have come with runners on base, where he is hitting .545 with Fort Wayne.
Kevin Hansen has two singles in five at-bats, driving in one and scoring twice. The infielder came into the game hitless in his previous 16 at-bats and had four hits in his last 51 at-bats over a 14-game span. Sunday marked the first time he has scored multiple runs since June 25. He has had two multi-hit contests since June 18.
Erik Davis picked up his 10th win, giving up one run on five hits and two walks while striking out three across 6.2 innings. He also recorded 11 ground ball outs. He has notched six double play grounders over his last seven games. The right-hander has won five of his last six decisions. Davis has given up two runs or less in seven of his 11 starts and owns a 3.99 ERA as a starter. He has held the leadoff hitter of an inning to a .197 average against.
Eugene (16-20) lost 7-4 to Boise (Cubs)
Miles Mikolas was charged with seven runs – five earned on a night that saw the Emeralds commit four errors – on nine hits and a walk. He struck out six and notched nine ground ball outs across 5.2 innings. Mikolas is now 0-4 on the year and has given up at least eight hits in three straight starts. He is allowed 14.3 hits per nine innings pitched.
Jeff Ibarra worked 2.1 scoreless innings, giving up two hits and a walk while striking out three. The left-hander did, however, see a pair of inherited runners score on his watch and two runners were successful stealing bags off him. Five of the 10 runners he has inherited this season have come around to score. Coming into the game, only one runner had successfully stolen off him. Ibarra has given up runs in six of his 13 outings, going at least two innings seven times.
Jason Hagerty hit his fourth homer of the season and added a second RBI on a walk. The backstop has hit two homers in his last four games and three over his last seven. He has an RBI in four straight and has scored a run in five in a row. Hagerty threw out just one of the five runners attempting to steal off him in the game, seeing three successful thefts of second and one of third. He has thrown out 5-of-21 runners trying to steal this season.
AZL Padres (14-15) won 19-8 over AZL Royals
Rymer Liriano homered in successive innings, sending a three-run blast out to cap a five-run first and adding a two-run homer in the following frame. It was his second two-homer game and first since June 9, 2008 while playing with the DSL Padres. Liriano then belted his third homer of the game in the sixth – a solo shot. After hitting his third bomb – and fourth hit of the game – Liriano was hit by a pitch. Liriano set career highs in runs scored with six and RBI with six. He reached base in all six plate appearances, drawing a walk to go with his four hits and getting plunked by a pitch.
Jonathan Galvez, playing second base for the fifth straight game, hit a two-run blast in the first – his third long ball of the year. The infielder had four hits on the night, including his 11th double, and scored three times. It was his 10th multi-hit contest in 27 overall games. He has notched multiple extra base hits three times and his 26 runs scored rank third in the Arizona Rookie League while his .451 on-base percentage stands third and 11 doubles sits second.
On a night that saw 10 players record a hit, nine players score a run and nine notch an RBI, Jorge Minyeti secured three hits out of the leadoff spot, including his first double of the year, scored a run and drove in a pair with two outs. Minyeti had gone 4-for-27 over his previous eight games before breaking out with his seventh multi-hit game in 23 overall. Both of his extra base hits coming into the game were triples.
DSL Padres (19-27) had a scheduled day off
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