Val Pascucci was responsible for half of the Beavers hits and all of their runs. The first baseman hit his 16th bomb of the season, a two-run shot, and added a single in four trips. Pascucci is hitting .303 across 41 games with the Beavers and has notched 19 extra base hits over that span, including eight homers. He also has 29 RBI. He has notched four homers in his last eight games.
Wade LeBlanc dropped his ninth game, giving up four runs on nine hits and a walk while striking out five across six innings. He tossed 112 pitches and secured six ground ball outs. He has given up eight hits or more five times in 18 starts and has allowed four runs or more six times. LeBlanc has not been on the winning side of a game since July 5.
San Antonio (19-26, 58-56) versus Springfield (Cardinals) postponed due to rain
Lake Elsinore (21-25, 60-56) lost 8-3 to Lancaster (Astros)
Wynn Pelzer's night was concluded after three innings with five runs in, four earned, on seven hits and two walks while fanning three. He surrendered a pair of extra base hits, including a two-run homer. It is the third time this season that the right-hander has not worked at least four innings. He has allowed four or more runs nine times in 23 starts, surrendering 20 first inning runs after allowing one such run on Wednesday.
Matt Teague allowed three runs on six hits across three innings, surrendering his seventh homer of the season in California League play. The left-hander has given up runs in four straight games, seven of his last eight and 11 of his last 12 with the Storm. Teague has allowed 22 runs on 41 hits across a 23-inning span. Including his three games with Portland, the southpaw has allowed runs in seven straight games.
Fort Wayne (34-11, 79-37) won 1-0 over Great Lakes (Dodgers)
The TinCaps tied their franchise record for most wins in a season with 79, matching the number set in 1988.
Stiven Osuna and a cast of three relievers combined for the TinCaps Midwest League leading 16th shutout of the season. The right-hander yielded two hits and four walks across six innings, striking out five. Osuna has allowed two runs or less in nine of his last 10 starts. It is the sixth time this season he has tossed scoreless ball while going at least five frames.
Allan Dykstra accounted for the only run of the game, hitting his eighth homer of the season in the fifth inning – his 48th RBI of the year. The first baseman has homered in two of his last three games and has an RBI and run scored in all three. Dykstra is hitting .306 over his last 10 games with eight RBI. His .209 average is the highest it has been since July 10.
Center fielder Blake Tekotte was ejected in the sixth inning.
Eugene (23-29) won 8-5 over Vancouver (A's)
Chadd Hartman's second homer in Eugene, a three-run blast with two outs, put Eugene up by one in the sixth inning. His last and only other homer across three leagues came on June 22. Hartman had just one RBI over his previous 14 games and came into the game with six hits in his previous 42 at-bats. He had struck out 11 times in his previous 18 at-bats. He did net a sacrifice bunt but also hit into a double play and struck out two more times.
Jeff Ibarra yielded two hits, a walk, and struck out a pair in a while yielding an unearned run. The left-hander has fanned at least two batters in four of his last five appearances. Ibarra has surrendered runs in 11 of his 19 outings but has gone more than one inning 12 times. The southpaw did surrender his ninth hit in 44 at-bats to left-handed hitters on Wednesday, holding them to a .205 average.
AZL Padres (6-9, 19-24) lost 13-2 to AZL Indians
Andrew Morton was on the hook for a season high three runs on four hits in his two innings of work, recording all three outs in his first frame by way of the strikeout while allowing all the hits and runs in that same frame. The left-hander has given up runs in three of his last four relief appearances and has allowed 10 hits over his last four innings, as the opposition is now hitting .346 off him. Morton has allowed runs in six of his 13 appearances.
John Hussey worked just one inning and was charged with five runs on five hits and a walk during that frame. The right-hander allowed two homers, one a three-run shot and the second of the solo variety. Hussey has given up four homers in his last three games, including a pair of multi-homer games. He has given up five runs or more in three of his last four outings without lasting more than 2.1 innings. He has seen 74 base runners in 29 innings of work.
DSL Padres (23-39) lost 8-3 to DSL Indians
Rosario Carrillo had two of the DSL Padres five hits and one of their two RBI, punching in his 16th run of the year. The outfielder is in the midst of a four-game hitting streak – his longest of a season that has spanned 42 games for him. He is 6-for-16 over that span with five RBI and three runs scored. Carrillo had been in a 0-for-24 stretch prior to the streak. He has not had an extra base hit since July 7.
Harlen Mozo surrendered two runs on three hits and a plunked batter in his lone inning of work. The right-hander also saw both of the runners he inherited come around to score. The Colombian right-hander has seen 15 of the 23 runners he has inherited come around to score. An inherited runner has touched home in each of his last six appearances, totaling 12 of his last 13 across that span. Left-handed hitters are batting .412 off him.
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