Mike Koplove appeared in Portland for the second time this year in the seventh inning. He allowed both inherited runners to score and a pair of his own on two doubles and a walk over two-thirds of an inning, suffering the blown save. He had tossed a pair of scoreless innings his first time out. The Pennsylvania native had gone 0-1 with a 4.45 ERA across 22 games with Tacoma earlier this year.
Cesar Carrillo was on the hook for five runs, two earned, on six hits and a pair of walks across six innings, striking out five. He allowed four extra-base hits, including two homers. The right-hander, who has been held out of the win column since May 18, has given up a homer in six of his last eight games, seeing eight balls leave the yard. He has allowed four runs or more 11 times in 23 starts.
San Antonio (21-22, 56-57) won 3-2 over Frisco (Rangers)
Mitch Canham notched a pair of singles in three trips, scoring a run out of the eight-hole in the lineup. The backstop came into play hitting .177 across his previous 21 games. This marked just his second multi-hit game since June 14 and he had gone 19 contests between his most recent two. Canham is hitting .192 with the bases empty but that number moves up to .259 with runners in scoring position.
Brandon Gomes picked up his 10th hold of the year, working two scoreless frames. The right-hander struck out three while working to the minimum, retiring all six he faced. Gomes has worked to the minimum in each of his last three outings and has tossed scoreless ball across his last 14.2 frames. He has allowed runs in nine of his 41 appearances, striking out 11.2 batters per nine innings.
Lake Elsinore (23-20, 69-44) won 5-2 over Lancaster (Astros)
Jaff Decker was the lone player to record a multi-hit game, going 2-for-4 with a walk. He notched his 14th double on a ball lost in the lights, singled on a sacrifice bunt when no one covered first, drove in a run and scored twice. He also added his fifth stolen base. The outfielder has a five-game with three multi-hit games, going 8-for-21 with three homers, eight RBI and seven runs scored. Since the All-Star game, Decker is hitting .289 with 21 extra-base hits and a .415 on-base percentage.
Brad Brach tied the California League record for most saves in a season with 37, matching the number set by Brian Anderson of San Jose in 2006. He worked a scoreless ninth, retiring the side in order on 0 pitches. He has not allowed a run in 10 straight outings, spanning 11 innings of work. Brach has worked a perfect inning an incredible 23 times in 52 games. He has held the leadoff hitter of an inning to a .265 on-base percentage.
"Minor league records are great but the main goal is getting to the big leagues, which is what I am really working for," Brach said.
Fort Wayne (26-16, 62-51) won 5-2 over Bowling Green (Rays)
Everett Williams went 2-for-3 with a run scored out of the nine-hole in the lineup, collecting his third triple while also adding his sixth stolen base. The outfielder came into play with 11 hits in his previous 71 at-bats, a .155 average across his last 22 contests. He has struck out in 36.6 of his at-bats this year, fanning 111 times in 303 at-bats.
Michael Watt struck out five in a starting role, yielding one run on three hits across three innings. The left-hander has allowed four earned runs over his last 19 innings. He has been limited to three innings or less in his last four contests as his innings are being monitored. Watt has kept right-handed hitters to a .236 average on the year while southpaw batters are swatting .325.
Eugene (7-5, 22-26) won 9-1 over Salem-Keizer (Giants)
Mauricio Tabachnik went six strong, giving up one run on six hits and a walk while fanning three. He also recorded 10 ground ball outs, including a pair of double play grounders, to move to 3-1. The right-hander has allowed two earned runs over his last 16 innings and five over his last 24.2, lowering his ERA from 4.15 to 2.63. He has notched seven rally killers on the year and has a better than 2-to-1 ground out to fly out ratio. The leadoff hitter of the inning does have a .405 average against Tabachnik.
Wes Cunningham reached base three times, drawing a pair of walks, including one with the bases loaded, and a two-run triple in the opening frame to give him three RBI on the day. The left-handed hitter has secured a triple in successive games and has five of his 19 RBI over that span. Cunningham has reached base 14 times over his last six games with seven walks and seven hits. He is hitting .293 with runners in scoring position.
AZL Padres (13-23) lost 10-2 to AZL Cubs
Eugenio Reyes allowed four runs on six hits, four walks and a hit batsman in a losing effort. He struck out four across 4.1 innings while seeing five men successfully steal a base off him. Reyes and his catchers have caught three of the 16 runners attempting to steal off him this year. The right-hander has walked three or more four times while allowing four runs four times. This was just the second time he has given up more than two earned runs.
Al Angelucci allowed one run on a hit and two walks while striking out two in his inning of work. The right-hander has given up runs in four straight games and five of 11 overall but this was just the third earned run he has allowed. Angelucci has walked 14 batters in 16.1 innings, issuing a free pass to multiple batters three times while giving up just seven hits on the year.
DSL Padres (22-32) had a scheduled day off
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