Chase Marona worked a pair of scoreless innings in his first taste of baseball above the short-season Northwest League. With the Emeralds, the right-hander has thrown scoreless ball over his last 6.1 innings and has given up three earned in 17.2 frames across two leagues while stranding five of the six inherited runners he has seen.
Cesar Carrillo dropped to 4-11, giving up four runs on three hits and a pair of walks while fanning three. Three of the hits went for extra bases, including a solo homer. The right-hander is tied for the Pacific Coast League bottom mark with 11 losses. After posting a 3.28 ERA across his first 10 outings, Carrillo has notched a 6.51 ERA over his last 12.
San Antonio (17-21, 52-56) lost 11-5 to Corpus Christi (Astros)
Tyler Lumsden suffered his 10th Texas League loss to his former team, giving up five runs, four earned, on nine hits and three walks across five innings. He also hit a batter while striking out one. The left-hander has walked 11 and allowed 31 base runners in 15.2 innings with the Missions. He has given up 13 runs in 8.2 innings since tossing a one-hitter in his debut.
Aaron Breit was on the hook for three runs on one hit, a hit batsman, and four walks across two-thirds of an inning during his Texas League debut. The right-hander went 4-5 with a 3.75 ERA and three saves across 53 games for Lake Elsinore. He stranded seven of the nine inherited runners he saw, allowing runs in 17 of his appearances.
Lake Elsinore (20-18, 66-42) won 7-3 over Rancho Cucamonga (Angels)
Allan Dykstra hammered his 12th homer of the season, smoking a three-run blast out in the eighth inning to cap a four-run frame. The first baseman has hit six homers over his last 20 games with 23 RBI over his last 26 contests. Dykstra has amassed a .409 on-base percentage over his last 44 contests with 37 hits and 37 walks.
Cody Decker reached three times with a walk, a single and a double while scoring twice. He did, however, ground into a double play for the 13th time and make his fifth error of the year. Decker is third in the California League with 50 extra-base hits but is also fourth in the circuit with 113 strikeouts. He had fanned 15 times in his previous six games coming into play.
Fort Wayne (21-16, 57-50) won 8-5 over Lansing (Blue Jays)
Jason Hagerty hit a pair of homers, hitting his ninth and 10th of the season, while collecting four hits in five trips. Both homers were solo shots – one in the fifth and a second in the ninth. T is the second time this year he has smacked two homers in a season. The backstop is hitting .404 over his last 30 games with 15 extra-base hits.
Jonathan Galvez belted his sixth homer of the year, hitting a two-run shot in the sixth. He ended the day with three RBI while also drawing a walk but was picked off first base. Four of his homers have come across his last eight games. The shortstop had been hitting .183 across 21 games in July coming into August. Galvez is hitting .245 against right-handed pitchers while batting .222 off southpaws.
Eugene (4-3, 19-24) lost 8-0 to Yakima (Diamondbacks)
Wes Cunningham has a pair of two-baggers to double his total from two to four on the year but was left stranded, as the team went 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position. The first baseman/outfielder has collected four multi-hit games across his last eight. Cunningham is hitting .328 on the road – where he was on Tuesday – and .222 at home.
Keyvius Sampson took the loss, dropping to 3-2. The right-hander was on the hook for five runs, two earned, on three hits and a walk. All three of the hits he allowed went for extra bases and two left the yard, doubling the amount of homers he has allowed this year. Sampson has held the leadoff hitter of the inning to a .132 average.
AZL Padres (13-19) won 5-2 over AZL Athletics
B.J. Guinn collected three base knocks in five trips, scoring a run. The shortstop also added two stolen bases, pushing his tally to eight in the AZL and nine overall in 11 attempts across two leagues. The California native has a hit in all 10 of his games with the club, scoring eight runs while posting a .447 on-base percentage.
Eugenio Reyes improved to 2-3, giving up two runs, one earned, on six hits across five innings. He did not walk a batter and struck out five while hitting two batters and inducing eight ground ball outs. It is the second time this year he has gone at least five innings in a start and the first time he has not walked a batter.
DSL Padres (18-29) lost 3-1 to DSL Cubs1
Tayron Guerrero worked five scoreless frames, yielding three hits and three walks while striking out five. He also induced six ground ball outs. The right-hander has given up two runs over his last 18.2 innings, lowering his ERA from 9.53 to 4.20 since that time. He had given up 12 runs in the previous 6.1 innings, all in short relief.
Gabriel Quintana collected two hits, including his 13th double, and notched the lone DSL Padres RBI. The third baseman has collected four RBI over his previous four games while going 5-for-12. Quintana had gone 6-for-62 over his previous 18 contests, a .097 average. He has hit .145 with runners in scoring position this season.
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