Chris Stewart accounted for both Portland runs with a two-out double in the fourth. The backstop had the one hit on the day and went 0-for-1 in throwing out base runners attempting to steal. The catcher/first baseman extended his hitting streak to seven games and his on base streak to 10. Stewart has six multi-hit games over that span. He also has an RBI in three straight and five of his last six, plating eight over that span.
Cesar Carrillo dropped to 4-5, giving up four runs on seven hits and a walk across eight innings. The right-hander struck out eight in a 101-pitch effort. It was the first time this year that Carrillo has worked through the eighth inning. Carrillo has allowed four runs or more four times this season, including in three of his last four outings. The leadoff hitter of the inning has a .392 on-base percentage off Carrillo.
San Antonio lost 8-5 to Midland (A's)
Brandon Gomes suffered the loss – his first – giving up six runs, three earned, on three hits and a pair of walks across two-thirds of an inning. The right-hander gave up a two-run homer along the way and a wild pitch. Gomes had not allowed more than two runs in any outing this season coming in and had given up runs in six of his first 23 outings. He has allowed five of his nine earned runs in his last three appearances.
Alexis Lara retired all 10 batters he faced across 3.1 innings, striking out five while netting three ground ball outs. It is the seventh time in Double-A that he has faced the minimum in his outing. The right-hander has given up runs in eight of his 20 appearances with the Missions. Lara has held the opposition to a .187 average with the bases empty while seeing them hit .317 with runners in scoring position.
Lake Elsinore has off until Thursday for the All-Star break
Fort Wayne won 8-1 over South Bend (Diamondbacks)
Michael Watt was brilliant across seven scoreless frames. The left-hander yielded three hits and a walk while striking out seven to improve to 3-4. It was the first time this season that Watt has made it through seven innings. He has allowed two runs or less in three straight and five of his last six and nine overall. Watt has given up just one first inning run in 13 starts. This marked the third time he has given up three hits or less.
Jonathan Galvez plated the first TinCaps run with a sacrifice fly and ended up going 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored. The shortstop is hitting .321 over his last 16 games with a .424 on-base percentage. Galvez has reached base safely in seven straight games, going 12-for-25 over that span with four extra-base hits. He has scored a run in seven straight, touching home nine times over that timeframe with five RBI.
Wande Olabisi had a pair of singles out of the eight-hole and scored twice. The outfielder also stole his seventh base of the year in 10 attempts. Olabisi has reached base safely in 11 of his last 12 games with three multi-hit games over that span. He has also drawn a walk in nine of those contests; he had walked just five times in his first 27 games. Nine of his 21 RBI have come over his last 10.
Eugene (2-1) won 4-3 over Vancouver (A's)
Jedd Gyorko smashed a line drive directly over the pitcher's head on a 1-2 pitch in the opening frame. He would go 4-for-4 – all singles – with two runs scored. Gyorko was, however, picked off second base. He has a hit in six straight at-bats across two games. Gyorko finished his West Virginia career as the school's all-time leader in batting average (.404), doubles (73), extra base-hits (113) and is tied for first-place in home runs (35). The state native is WVU's first career .400 hitter, and is the single-season leader in home runs (19 in 2010 is tied with Mark Landers), doubles (28 in 2009 and 2010), extra-base hits (48 in 2010), walks (43 in 2010), total bases (177 in 2010) and assists (192 in 2010). He walked 92 times to just 75 strikeouts for his career, batted .508 against left-handers, .364 against right-handers, .398 with runners in scoring position, .341 with two outs and .321 with two strikes at WVU. In his junior season, Gyorko set career marks with 19 home runs, a .750 slugging percentage, 43 walks and 28 doubles. He finished the regular season first in the conference in total bases, slugging percentage and doubles, third in runs scored and walks, tied for third with a school-record 192 assists, fourth in home runs and fifth in base hits.
Chris Franklin picked up the save, yielding one hit across a scoreless ninth to protect the one-run lead. The right-hander, taken in the 12th round out of Southeastern Louisiana, went 9-7 with a 3.87 ERA and seven saves this past season. The First-Team All-Southland performer allowed 85 hits and 30 walks across 88.1 innings while striking out 82. In his first season with the Lions, Franklin was 5-2 with a 2.60 ERA and 12 saves.
Aaron Everett tossed a perfect eighth to pick up the win. The right-hander struck out two in the process. Signed as an undrafted free agent, Everett transferred from UT-Knoxville to Lee University and just completed his senior season with the Flames. He finished the year with a deceiving 7-6 record and eight saves. He had a team-low 2.03 ERA and fanned 60, while allowing just 16 walks in over 57 innings. Everett was signed by former Tennessee Wesleyan coach Ashley Lawson, who is now the scout/national cross-checker for the Padres.
DSL Padres had a scheduled day off
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