W – Rheinecker (4-2)
HR – Cruz (12)
47-49, 3.0 GB
Even though John Rheinecker didn't strike out a batter in eight innings, he allowed just one run on six hits. Rheinecker walked two.
Right fielder Nelson Cruz was 3-for-5 with a home run, his 12th in just 37 minor league games.
Victor Diaz (2/5, 2 2B) and Tug Hulett (2/5, 2B) had two hits while Nate Gold (1/3, 2 BB) reached base three times.
The red-hot Dave Matranga doubled and walked in four plate appearances.
L – Herrera (5-1)
14-12, 2.5 GB
Luis Mendoza (4.17 ERA/.251 BAA) posted his fifth consecutive quality start on Wednesday, as he gave up just one run in six innings of work. He allowed five hits while walking two and striking out six.
The ‘Riders were held to only one run on three hits by San Antonio starter and native Texan Josh Geer, who threw a complete game.
The hits came from Steve Murphy (1/3, 2B), Emerson Frostad (1/3, 2B), and John Mayberry (1/3).
W – Giles (4-4)
SV – Marte (2)
HR – Teagarden (17)
12-15, 4.0 GB
Sadly, third baseman Chris Davis saw his hitting streak come to an end 35 games. He tied the all-time California League record.
DH Taylor Teagarden was 2-for-4 with a home run – his 17th – and a base on balls.
First baseman Freddie Thon raised his average to .280 with a pair of base hits.
Hard-throwing reliever Brennan Garr didn't allow a hit in two innings. He walked one and struck out three.
Josh Giles and Jose Marte also added scoreless innings.
L – Coffman (5-6)
HR – Gomez (11, 12)
10-15, 5.0 GB
First baseman Mauro Gomez (.262/.319/.420) continued to carry the L-Kings offensively, as he hit two more home runs. The first baseman, who has four home runs in his last four games, also singled and doubled in the game.
Playing in his first game with Clinton, 22-year-old shortstop Chad Ogden was 3-for-5 with a triple.
Third baseman John Whittleman's average dipped to .274 with another hitless day. He struck out three times in five at-bats.
Broc Coffman surrendered six runs on eight hits in six innings, walking three and striking out four.
L – Tatusko (1-2)
11-18, 3.0 GB
The game was shortened to just five innings due to rain, but the Indians were no-hit. In fact, Vancouver hurler Brad Hertzler tossed a five-inning perfect game, retiring all 15 hitters he faced.
W – Hoben (1-0)
9-13, 7.0 GB
Geuris Grullon (6.10 ERA/.233 BAA) allowed just one hit in 2 2/3 innings, but he walked three batters, leading to two earned runs.
Dan Hoben threw 3 1/3 scoreless frames to pick up the victory. He walked none and fanned three.
Third baseman Matt West (.317/.417/.415) singled twice in five at-bats.
Second baseman Julio Gonzalez (1/5), DH R.J. Anderson (1/1), and catcher Bret Story (2/4) each doubled.
L – Rosendo (3-2)
Right-hander Wilfredo Boscan (1.90 ERA/.187 BAA) dominated on Wednesday, surrendering just one run on two hits in six innings. He walked one and struck out nine.
In 42.2 innings this year, the 17-year-old Boscan has allowed 28 hits, walked nine, and struck out 51. He also gets over 4.6 groundouts per flyout.
Catcher Alberto Puello and second baseman Alejandro Selen each had two singles.
Left fielder Jhonny Gomez was 1-for-2 with a walk.