The book on Cesar Carrillo was closed after 6.2 innings with two runs in on five hits and two walks while striking out one to pick up the win. The right-hander induced seven ground ball outs in an 86-pitch outing. Carrillo has allowed two earned runs or less in five of his six starts. He has averaged 3.98 strikeouts per nine innings pitches on the year. Carrillo has not allowed a homer this year.
Eric Munson hit a pair of bombs on Saturday, a solo blast in the second and a two-run shot in the fourth to give him four homers on the season. The last time he smacked two homers in a game came on June 11, 2006 while playing the Atlanta Braves as a member of the Houston Astros. Munson reached base in all four of his plate appearances, adding a single and a walk. Munson has a seven-game hitting streak, although this was his first multi-hit game during the streak. He has an RBI in four of his last six games.
San Antonio (13-16) won 3-1 over Corpus Christi (Astros)
Wynn Pelzer improved to 3-3, giving up one run on four hits and a walk over 6.2 innings. The right-hander struck out right, hit a batter and notched six ground ball outs. He also notched three successful sacrifice bunts. Pelzer has allowed two runs, one earned, over his last two starts after giving up 19 runs in his first 18 innings of work. He has held the leadoff hitter of an inning to a .226 on-base percentage.
Andy Parrino was in on all three of the Missions runs, scoring twice and driving in a run on a 2-for-3 night that included a double and a walk. It was the switch-hitter's second multi-hit game in the last four but the first runs he scored in seven games. Parrino is 12-for-23 on the year when he works the count in his favor, as opposed to the 3-for-23 mark when he is behind in the count.
Evan Scribner tossed an inning and one-third scoreless to pick up a hold, giving up one hit and striking out two. He stranded an inherited runner in the process – the first runner he has inherited on the year. The right-hander has not allowed run across his last 8.1 innings of work. Scribner has struck out 12.3 batters per nine innings and is holding the opposition to a .196 average against.
Lake Elsinore (18-12) won 5-3 over Rancho Cucamonga (Angels)
Michael Collins drove in the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth inning and came around to score to give the Storm a two-run cushion. The backstop had four hits, including his ninth and 10th doubles, scored once and notched a pair of RBI. It is Collins' second four-hit game in his last four – and fourth straight multi-hit game. Collins has an RBI in four straight and eight of his last nine, plating 15 over that span. California League Hitter of the Week appears to be in his future.
Drew Cumberland upped his hitting streak to 17 games, tied for the second best mark in the league, going 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored. It is his fourth straight multi-hit game, as Cumberland has a hit in all but one of the 20 contests he has received an at-bat. His 25 runs scored are second in the California League, despite missing nearly two weeks of action.
Dan Robertson reached base in his 23rd straight game with a single and walk. He also drove in his 16th run of the year. Robertson has posted a .409 on-base percentage this season, reaching base in all but one of his 30 contests. The outfielder has notched an RBI in five of his last six games and is hitting .355 with runners in scoring position.
Fort Wayne (14-15) won 5-4 over Lansing (Blue Jays) in 10 innings
Dexter Carter labored through his first three innings with high pitch counts, giving up a solo homer in the first and a run on three singles and a wild pitch in the third. The right-hander then got through innings four through six on 31 pitches, using just six pitches in a perfect fourth. He allowed two runs on four hits, three walks and three wild pitches while notching 10 ground ball outs, including a double play grounder.
Jason Hagerty's second double of the game and ninth of the season in the bottom of the ninth scored the first of four runs to knot the game up at 4-4, as the club sent nine men to the plate. The switch-hitter also reached via a walk and scored a run. Eleven of Hagerty's 22 hits this season have gone for extra bases. He is hitting .474 as a right-handed hitter in 19 at-bats and .188 as a left-handed hitter in 69 tries, but nine of his extra-base hits have come left-handed.
Jonathan Galvez opened the bottom of the 10th with a single – his first hit of the game. He stole second base, went to third on a wild pitch and scored on the second wild pitch of the inning to send the TinCaps home victorious. The stolen base was his sixth of the year in seven attempts. The shortstop came into that fateful at-bat with one his in his previous 22 at-bats. He has struck out six times in his last three games.
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