Luis Durango reached base three times in four trips, pounding out three singles. The leadoff hitter also added a sacrifice and stole his 27th base of the year in 40 attempts while scoring a run. The outfielder has scored just 25 runs on the year despite reaching base 102 times. Durango came into play hitting .235 over his last 30 games. He has collected nine three-hit games in Triple-A.
Radhames Liz saw his record evened at 5-5, giving up four runs on five hits and a walk across seven innings while fanning eight. He gave up four extra-base hits, including three solo homers. It is the third time he has allowed multiple homers on the year. Liz has surrendered four runs or more in four of his last five outings, seeing his ERA spike from 3.10 to 4.93.
San Antonio (5-8, 40-43) lost 6-2 to NW Arkansas (Royals)
Corey Kluber allowed six runs, four earned, on nine hits across six innings while striking out seven. The right-hander saw five hitters notch an extra-base hit, including two homers that accounted for three of the runs. Kluber has given up homers in three straight games after allowing two homers in his first 14 starts. He has allowed five runs or more in three straight as well.
Matt Clark was the lone player to record a multi-hit game, going 2-for-3 with a walk. He hit a solo homer in the second inning, his 17th bomb of the year. The homer was his sixth at home and he upped his average at Nelson Wolfe to .201 on the year in 37 games. Twelve of his bombs have come against right-handed pitching and seven have come with the bases empty. He has hit five dingers in the last eight games.
Lake Elsinore (6-10, 52-34) lost 10-8 to Inland Empire (Dodgers)
Jorge Reyes allowed five runs on six hits and five walks across 2.2 innings, striking out three. His five walks were a career-high, as he came into the contest with just 16 walks in his first 74.2 innings of the year. Reyes has allowed four runs or more in five games and saw his ERA jump to 5.00 – the sixth time this year he has carried an ERA that high. The opposition is hitting .292 off him.
Jesus Lopez reached base in four of his five plate appearances, adding a sacrifice bunt. The shortstop, batting eighth, went 3-for-3 with two doubles and a walk. He also scored a run and added two RBI. Lopez stole his first bag in the California League but did commit his fourth error. He has collected eight doubles in 14 games with the Storm after netting three in 38 Double-A contests.
Fort Wayne (8-7, 44-41) won 1-0 over Lake County (Indians)
Jerry Sullivan moved to 7-3, working to two batters over the minimum in his five scoreless frames. He yielded two hits, struck out five and notched six ground ball outs, including a double play grounder. The outing was a far cry from his shortest outing of the season last time out when he allowed seven runs in an inning and one-third. Sullivan has given up two runs or less in 11 of his 16 outings. He has walked just one batter in his last four outings.
Matt Jackson worked three scoreless frames in a 1-0 game, giving up two hits while fanning one and netting five ground ball outs. The right-hander has yielded one run on five hits and three walks across eight innings with the TinCaps. He has not allowed a hit with runners in scoring position across six at-bats. Jackson has held right-handed hitters to a .133 average against.
Eugene (8-13) lost 9-6 to Boise (Cubs)
Rymer Liriano went 2-for-5 with a double out of the cleanup spot, driving in his seventh run of the season. The outfielder also stole two bases, giving him eight in Eugene. He did, however, commit his fourth fielding error. Liriano has collected 10 multi-hit games in 20 Northwest League games, including four in his last five. He had scored a run in eight straight games coming into play.
Mario Tabachnik was on the hook for five runs, four earned, on seven hits across two innings in the loss, evening his record at 1-1. The Mexico native had allowed four runs over his first 11 innings of work. The opposition has collected 20 hits off him, boasting a .351 average against. The leadoff hitter of the inning has six hits in 13 at-bats off Tabachnik.
AZL Padres (6-9) lost 10-7 to AZL Indians in 10 innings
Ryan Hinson made his season debut after missing the start of the year due to injury. He lasted just one-third of an inning, giving up two runs, one earned, on four hits. Hinson was helped out by a caught stealing. Hinson went 1-1 with an 8.04 ERA across 14 games, including two starts, with the Eugene Emeralds. In 31.1 innings, he allowed 39 hits, walked 19 and struck out 33. He also went 0-1 with a 4.97 ERA across eight games with the Lake Elsinore Storm, striking out 15 and walking seven in 12.2 frames.
Adan Velazquez notched three hits in four trips while getting plunked by a pitch. The second baseman cracked his fourth double and pushed two RBI across – one more than he had all season. Four of his last six hits have gone for extra bases. He has recorded a hit in all but one of his seven starts. Velazquez has struck out eight times in 25 at-bats compared to two walks.
DSL Padres (11-19) won 6-5 over DSL Diamondbacks
Jairo Gomez recorded three hits, as the bottom three in the lineup combined to collect seven hits in 12 at-bats. He doubled, scored twice and drove in a pair. Gomez did, however, commit his ninth error of the year. The infielder has collected four RBI over his last two games and has 10 on the year. He is, though, hitting just .190 with runners in scoring position. This was his fifth multi-hit game in 22 overall.
Miguel Del Castillo pounded out a pair of extra-base hits, smacking his fifth double and first homer, a two-run shot. He recorded three RBI and scored twice. Del Castillo is 6-for-8 over his last two games with four extra-base hits, three runs scored and four RBI. He had just four RBI in his first 17 contests with just three runs scored and two extra-base hits.
Vladimir De La Cruz picked up the victory, tossing an inning and one-third of scoreless ball. He retired all four batters he faced and stranded the bases loaded full of inherited runners. De La Cruz has inherited 14 runners on the year through just six outings, seeing eight come around to score. He has seen six at-bats with the bases loaded, giving up just one hit, but six of the 12 runners he has inherited with the bases juiced have scored.
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