Sean Gallagher was back in action on a rehab assignment with Portland. Placed on the disabled list with a strained toe on his left foot on May 4, Gallagher worked four innings, giving up a single run on four hits while striking out three. He tossed 62 pitches. The right-hander posted a 6.92 ERA across nine appearances with the Padres before going down, giving up 14 hits and 13 walks in 13 innings.
Josh Geer was tagged for six runs on seven hits and a walk across three innings of relief, seeing his record fall to 0-4. It was his first time coming in relief since June 2, 2009 while with the big league club and just the sixth time in his career that he has not started the game. It is the third time he has given up at least four runs in an outing. The leadoff batter of the inning has a .425 average off the right-hander.
San Antonio (13-18) had a scheduled day off
Lake Elsinore (21-13) won 9-1 over Inland Empire (Dodgers)
On a day that saw five players record multi-hit games, Dan Robertson notched his third bomb of the year, the front half of back-to-back jacks in the second inning. His blast, a three-run shot, was one of three hits on the day for the three-hole hitter. Robertson also scored a pair of runs. It is the fifth time this year that he has had three hits or more and snapped a 2-for-20 skid.
Cody Decker went yard for the sixth time this season to cap a five-run second inning to push the Storm lead to 7-0, chasing the Inland Empire starter after he had recorded just four outs. He reached base four times with a pair of singles and a walk while driving in two. He extended his hitting streak to 10 games, going 15-for-44 with five homers, four doubles, nine runs scored and 10 RBI. He has gone yard in four of his last five games.
Juan Oramas got his first California League win, yielding just one hit while walking four across five-plus innings. He notched five strikeouts and eight fly ball outs. The left-hander has walked four in successive games. He had four walks total in his first 18.1 innings across two leagues. Oramas has held the opposition to a .174 average with runners in scoring position between Low-A and High-A.
Fort Wayne (15-18) lost 5-4 to Dayton (Reds)
Michael Watt dropped to 2-3, surrendering five runs on seven hits and a walk over five frames. He also hit a batter and saw 11 fly ball outs. Three hits went for extra bases, including a pair of homers. The left-hander had given up just one bomb all season, and it marked the first time since August 12, 2008 that he has allowed multiple dingers in a game. Watt has given up five runs in successive games after giving up two runs or less in four of his first five outings.
Robert Poutier pitched to the minimum across two innings, retiring all six batters he faced. The right-hander struck out three in the process. The South Korea native has given up one hit and one run across 4.1 innings after joining the team from extended spring. He has also stranded the lone runners he has inherited on the year.
Jason Hagerty reached base three times, drawing a walk and netting a pair of singles. He also scored once on a day that saw the team go 3-for-12 with runners in scoring position. Hagerty also added his first stolen base as a professional. He was, however, charged with his third passed ball but did throw out the only runner attempting to steal. Hagerty has three multi-hit games across hit last four with an RBI in each.
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