Cesar Carrillo suffered his 12th loss of the year, giving up four runs on seven hits and three walks across five innings while fanning three. It is the seventh time in his last eight starts that he has given up four runs or more. Carrillo has seen the leadoff hitter of the inning reach base at a .410 clip while allowing 19 runs in the first inning of his 24 starts.
Scott Munter worked a scoreless inning of relief, striking out one while facing the minimum – this coming on the heels of an outing that saw him walk three without recording an out. He has allowed runs in nine of his 42 appearances this season, posting a 1.42 ERA across his last 35 outings. Munter is allowing seven hits per nine innings pitched, as he has limited the opposition to a .216 average.
San Antonio (23-25, 58-60) lost 12-8 to Springfield (Cardinals)
Tyler Lumsden surrendered seven runs on eight hits and two walks across five innings, striking out a pair. Four of the hits went for extra bases and two balls left the yard. He has allowed 14 extra-base hits in 29.2 innings with the Missions and has given up five runs or more three times in six starts. Lumsden has also walked more than he has struck out (17-to-15).
Quintin Berry reached base three times in four trips, going 2-for-3 with a walk, a solo homer and two runs scored. He did, however, ground into one of three of the team's double plays. Berry has notched five of his six RBI over his last five games. The outfielder is hitting .212 across 19 games with the Missions, scoring 10 runs while posting a .316 on-base percentage.
Lake Elsinore (25-23, 71-47) won 11-6 over High Desert (Mariners)
Ryan Skube, who was moved up earlier in the week due to an injury to Cole Figueroa, reached base three times and collected four RBI, going 2-for-4 with a double and a walk. The second baseman has a hit in each of his three Storm games, hitting a homer in his last outing. He had been hitting .290 with 11 RBI and seven runs scored across 20 games with the AZL Padres.
Allan Dykstra reached base in four of his five plate appearances, going 3-fof-4 with a walk, two runs scored and an RBI. The first baseman is hitting .289 across his last 12 games with a .438 on-base percentage. He is hitting .277 with runners in scoring position, as opposed to his .209 mark with the bases empty. He has amassed 35 extra-base hits while driving in 59.
Fort Wayne (30-18, 66-52) won 8-2 over Lansing (Blue Jays)
Jose DePaula picked up his eighth win of the season, tossing four scoreless innings. He yielded two hits, struck out six and notched four ground ball outs, working to the minimum thanks to a picked off runner and a double play grounder. The left-hander has not allowed a run over his last nine innings, yielding three hits and striking out eight. De Paula holds a 1.02 WHIP on the year.
Everett Williams smashed a pair of homers, hitting a two-run shot in the third inning and adding a solo homer in the ninth, doubling his homer total on the year. He also added a single and scored three times. Williams has seven RBI over his last five games with six runs scored. Since being dropped to ninth in the order, the outfielder is 9-for-28 with five extra-base hits.
Eugene (9-8, 24-31) lost 6-2 to Yakima (Diamondbacks)
Skipping his last start because of some soreness, Keyvius Sampson was not crisp on Saturday night. He routinely bounced balls that Rocky Gale had to corral and was pulled with one out in the third and two men on. He was in trouble all night long but managed to allow just three runs on six hits and two walks.
Sampson reported that his throwing hand felt numb after the second inning and manager Greg Riddoch expects him to be done for the year.
"The back of my elbow started feeling it," Sampson said. "The back of my hand starting going numb in the second inning. I should have cut my start. I am done now."
Mauricio Tabachnik gave up a solo homer on a 2-2 pitch to certified Emeralds killer Yazy Arbello. The right-hander went 3.2 innings, giving up three hits and two walks while striking out five.
"They have power and they can hit," Tabachnik said. "They are waiting for their pitch and hitting it.
"Coming in with men on first and second, just trying to get my ground ball to get out of the inning – help my starter. We want to give our batters a chance to win the game and score some runs.
Tabachnik loaded the bases – all with two outs in his final frame and tossed a wild pitch with Arbello at the plate to score the second run. Tabachnik did strand a pair of inherited runners.
"We need to keep pitching and make out best pitch," Tabachnik said. "That is the time you want to face the best hitter. I wanted to keep my composure and make quality pitches. We did our best job."
A 1-2 mistake from Xavier Esquivel led to a solo homer from a player that hadn't hit a homer this year. He wound up throwing three innings of one-run ball, yielding three hits and striking out three.
"I had 1-2 on the guy," Esquivel said. "Rocky was calling an amazing game. I thought I made a pretty good pitch. That is the second time I threw an inside pitch ahead in the count and the guy turned it and burned it. Behind in the game, I was just trying to throw strikes.
"My goal anytime I am in there is to pump strikes and the quicker I get outs, the quicker we can get hitting. This is on the team. We need to make better pitches. They came out and beat us today."
AZL Padres (15-27) lost 8-5 to AZL Royals
Steve Garrison was back on the bump in a rehabilitation assignment. He worked one inning, striking out two around a fly out. It was his first outing since July 18 when he was smacked around for six runs seven hits and a walk across two-thirds of an inning while pitching for Triple-A Portland. Garrison had allowed five runs or more in three of his five starts for the Beavers.
Esteban Javier allowed the first earned runs against an AZL Padres pitcher, giving up six hits and four runs in his lone inning of work. He has allowed runs in six of his 12 appearances, allowing multiple runs five times. The opposition is hitting .381 off him and that number swells to .478 with runners in scoring position and .538 with runners on and two outs.
DSL Padres (24-38) lost 5-4 to DSL White Sox
Juan Corpas allowed one run on four hits across 3.2 innings. The right-hander came on with the bases loaded and one out in the fifth, allowing two of the three inherited runners to score. Ironically, he has yet to allow a hit in seven at-bats with the bases loaded. Corpas had allowed four runs or more in five of his outings.
Marlon Claveria pitched to two batters in the bottom of the ninth when he took the loss. The right-hander struck out one before giving up a solo homer that ended the game. It was the first homer he has allowed in 33 innings this season. Claveria had allowed two runs over his last 12.2 innings coming into play. Seven of the 29 hits he has allowed on the year have gone for extra bases.
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