Mike Baxter was the only player who got through against Jorge De La Rosa. He scored the lone run against the rehabbing starter and then homered after De La Rosa exited, accounting for all of Portland's offense. The homer was an inside-the-park bomb on a fly ball to right – the first for Portland since August 23, 2008. The outfielder/first baseman is hitting .299 over his last 26 games with 17 runs scored and 18 RBI. He had scored 19 runs and driven in 11 over his first 46 contests.
Steve Garrison was on the hook for five runs on nine hits and two walks across 5.1 innings and 91 pitches. The left-hander struck out five and saw two runs cross after he exited. De La Rosa also plated two runs with a single. Garrison gave up two runs across seven innings in his first go-round with Portland. He had allowed three earned or less in four starts across two leagues coming in. He has allowed more hits than innings pitched in all but one start.
San Antonio (3-2, 38-37) lost 11-10 to Midland (A's) in 15 innings
Corey Kluber gave up five runs, one earned, in the opening frame. He would be on the hook for eight, but just two earned, over 2.2 innings. Kluber tossed 85 pitches over that span, giving up eight hits and two walks while hitting a batter and fanning five in his shortest start of the year. Kluber has given up four runs or more six times and came into the game averaging nearly six innings per start.
After nine innings of scoreless relief by the bullpen, Christian Colonel took the mound in the 15th. He allowed one run on two hits while fanning one in the first pitching appearance of a career that began in 2003, taking the loss. The infielder entered the game with five hits in his last 40 at-bats out of the batter's box, dropping his average from .344 to .219 in Double-A.
Sawyer Carroll reached base five times with three singles, a double and a walk. He scored twice and drove in one but left the bases loaded in the first inning. He had been hitting .400 with the bases juiced coming into play. It was the fifth time he has notched three or more hits. Carroll had gone 10 games without an extra-base hit.
Drew Cumberland was ejected two batters into the top of the first.
Lake Elsinore (2-2, 48-26) won 5-1 over Rancho Cucamonga (A's)
Zach Herr worked an inning and one-third scoreless, walking one while stranding an inherited runner, as the bullpen continues to get its work in with starters seeing their innings restricted. The left-hander has given up runs in six of his 28 appearances with the Storm and has stranded nine of the 11 runners he has inherited. Herr has allowed three earned runs in his last 25 innings of work for a 1.08 ERA.
Allan Dykstra reached base three times in four trips, hitting his 11th double, clubbing his sixth homer and drawing a walk. He notched two RBI and scored twice. Six of his last eight hits have gone for extra bases. The first baseman is hitting .288 on the year with runners ins coring position but has a .182 mark with the bases empty. He had gone a month between multi-hit games, the last coming on May 26.
Fort Wayne (1-2, 37-36) won 13-2 over Bowling Green (Rays)
Pedro Hernandez picked up his second win, going five innings and yielding one run on three hits. He did not walk a batter and struck out two while netting eight ground ball outs. The one run came via a solo homer. It was the first time Hernandez has gone more than four innings, as this was just his second start. The southpaw has a 2.70 ERA across his last seven outings, giving up six earned across his last 20 frames.
Jason Hagerty pounded out a pair of doubles, giving him 18 on the year, scored a run and drove in three, pushing his RBI total to 40 on the season. It is the fourth time this season he has secured multiple extra-base hits in a game. Hagerty has an RBI six of his last eight, driving in 12 over that span. His last seven hits have gone for extra bases.
Wande Olabisi contributed three runs scored, walking, singling and hitting his third homer, an opposite field blast, as seven of the starting nine recorded multiple hits. He also drove in two but did ground into a double play – his fifth this year. It was the first time this year he has scored three times in a game, although he has touched home multiple times three times in his last four.
Eugene (5-5) lost 5-1 to Boise (Cubs)
Chris Tremblay went a perfect 5-for-5 to raise his season average to .500 on a night that saw the team go 1-for-10 in scoring position and manage eight hits overall. He did not figure into the scoring. The shortstop has five straight multi-hit games, going 13-for-20 with six runs scored and five RBI. His previous high for hits in a game was three, set on June 25, 2009 while with Eugene.
Deiber Sanchez provided two scoreless innings in a 3-1 game to keep things close. The right-hander struck out two and retired all six batters he faced. Sanchez has allowed one hit and two walks across five scoreless innings to begin the year. The Colombia native went 4-2 with a 3.00 ERA across 14 games, including five starts, for the AZL Padres last season. He allowed 43 hits and 15 walks in 51 innings while striking out 45.
AZL Padres (2-4) lost 8-5 to AZL Reds
Eugenio Reyes allowed six runs in the first inning on six hits and two walks. He would allow a career-high seven runs over his three frames on eight hits, uncorking three wild pitches and hitting a pair. The right-hander tossed three wild pitches all of last year, but the opposition posted a 1.88 WHIP off him in the DSL. He has seen 18 base runners through six innings this year.
Corey Adamson reached base twice via a walk and a double, driving in a pair to give him four RBI on the season. He did strikeout in his other two at-bats. The double was just his second extra-base hit as a professional. Adamson has struck out nine times in 15 at-bats this season after fanning 17 times in his debut season. He hit .143 in 15 games last year with seven hits in 49 at-bats.
DSL Padres (8-12) lost 9-3 to DSL Diamondbacks
Tayron Guerrero walked three of the four batters he faced in the ninth inning and all three would score after he exited the game. The right-hander out of Colombia had not allowed an earned run in his first five innings. He has, however, walked six in 5.1 while tossing two wild pitches. The leadoff hitter of the inning has reached in five of the six innings he has started.
Ruben Mejia came in with the bases loaded and would see all three score. He also gave up three unearned runs, yielding two hits and tossing a wild pitch over his two-thirds of an inning. The 18-year-old has given up runs in five of his seven outings this year but has gone at least four innings three times. Mejia had stranded the first two runners he had inherited. The opposition has a .320 average off him with runners in scoring position.
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