Wily Mo Pena belted a pair of homers in the first three innings, a solo shot in the first and a two-run blast in the third. Pena ended his day with four hits, four RBI and two runs scored. His last two-homer game came on September 10, 2007 while playing for the Washington Nationals. It is the second time this year he has notched four RBI in a game and his second game with four or more hits in 15 overall.
Sean Kazmar hit a solo homer – his fifth – and notched a two-run single during a 10-run third inning, as five players reached base twice via a hit or walk in the frame. Kazmar collected three hits and scored three times out of the two-hole. The infielder came into the game hitting .193 over his previous 28 games but has clubbed at a .330 clip with runners in scoring position for the year.
San Antonio (19-22, 54-57) won 8-4 over Frisco (Rangers)
Anthony Contreras contributed four hits out of the eight-hole in the lineup, smacking his first two doubles in Texas League play, scoring once and driving in three. The infielder came into play with three hits in his first 23 at-bats for the Missions. It was his first game this year across two leagues with multiple extra-base hits. Contreras hit .273 across 61 games for Portland with a .333 mark and eight RBI over his final 10 games.
Luis Martinez also collected four hits – all singles – in five trips, scoring a pair of runs and driving in one. He did, however, commit his ninth error of the season. It was his second four-hit game of the season. Martinez has three multi-hit games across his last six and is batting .289 since the All-Star break. He is hitting a hearty .364 in his first at-bat of the game.
Lance Zawadzki was thrown out for throwing his bat to the ground after a strikeout.
Lake Elsinore (22-19, 68-43) lost 10-5 to Lancaster (Astros)
Nick Schmidt allowed four runs, one earned, on four hits and a walk across three innings, taking his ninth loss. He also picked off a runner at first base. The southpaw has suffered six straight losing decisions, posting a 7.20 ERA across his last seven outings. He has not gone longer than three innings in each of his last 10 outings.
Eric Gonzalez surrendered five runs, three earned, on four hits and a walk while also tossing a wild pitch in his lone inning. Three of the hits went for extra bases and one left the yard. The right-hander had allowed one run over his previous 11 innings coming into play. He has allowed multiple runs in six of his 20 appearances, as the opposition is hitting .357 with runners in scoring position.
Fort Wayne (24-16, 60-50) won 12-3 over Lansing (Blue Jays)
Jason Hagerty reached base four times, hitting a three-run homer in the ninth, collecting his third triple, and drawing a pair of walks. He ended the day with three runs scored and four RBI. The backstop has four straight multi-hit games, going 10-for-17 with eight runs scored, four walks, six extra-base hits and eight RBI. Hagerty is hitting .321 with runners on base and owns a .418 on-base percentage.
Nate Freiman also hit his 12th homer of the year, a solo shot in the second. He reached base four times as well, collecting two singles and a walk while scoring twice and driving in two. It is the fourth straight multi-hit game for the first baseman. He is 11-for-19 with six runs scored, two homers and four RBI over that span. Freiman has hit six homers over his last 29 games after netting six in his first 79.
Eugene (5-5, 20-26) lost 10-3 to Yakima (Diamondbacks)
Mark Hardy dropped to 1-1, giving up six runs on 10 hits, three walks, and a pair of wild pitches. He also surrendered two homers. It is the second time this year he has allowed multiple homers and the second time he has given up double-digit hits. Hardy has allowed five runs or more three times in nine starts. His two wild pitches matched his total for the season coming into play.
Chris Tremblay collected a pair of singles in four at-bats, scoring two of the three Eugene runs. He did, however, ground into a double play. The shortstop has three straight multi-hit games, going 6-for-12 with five runs scored. He has 17 multi-hit games across 40 overall, keeping his average above .300 for all but one game this season.
AZL Padres (13-22) lost 12-5 to AZL Reds
Tyler Norwood was chased after an inning and one-third in his first start, giving up eight runs on eight hits and a walk. He gave up seven straight hits during a seven-run second inning. The right-hander had posted a 3.86 ERA across nine relief appearances. He had surrendered runs in four of his relief outings, giving up multiple runs three times. Left-handed hitters are sporting a .455 average off him and the opposition is 11-for-24 off him with runners in scoring position.
Brandon Fowler hit his first homer as a professional in the fourth inning, a two-run blast, as the backstop went 1-for-2 on the night in just his second game of the year. A San Diego native, Fowler was originally selected by Kansas City in the 45th=round of the 2007 MLB Draft after hitting .291 with six homers as a high school senior. Fowler went 3-for-11 with four walks in seven games for the AZL Royals in 2008.
DSL Padres (19-32) vs. DSL White Sox was not available for inclusion in this report
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