59-57, 2.0 GB
The RedHawks enjoyed their first scheduled day off since July 11, the day of the Triple-A All-Star Game.
W – Mendoza (13-2)
HR – Mayberry (12), Frostad (9), Murphy (8), Teagarden (2)
25-20, 0.0 GB
Luis Mendoza spread 10 hits through seven innings, giving up four runs. He walked one and struck out one.
Catcher Taylor Teagarden (.315/.440/.602 in 91 games this season) was 2-for-3 with a walk and a home run, his second at the Double-A level.
Second baseman German Duran also had two hits, a single and a double.
First baseman Emerson Frostad (.249/.319/.412), left fielder Steve Murphy (.282/.325/.421), and right fielder John Mayberry (.251/.310/.509) each hit a home run.
Third baseman Chris Davis singled and walked in four trips. He has drawn five free passes in just nine Double-A games.
Brandon Boggs fell to 1-for-19 in August after going hitless for the third consecutive night.
L – Poveda (0-1)
HR – Ramirez (2)
18-28, 10.5 GB
Omar Poveda was knocked around in his first High-A start, as he gave up six runs – five earned – in 4 1/3 frames. The tall Venezuelan allowed seven hits while walking two and fanning seven.
Catcher Max Ramirez, who is hitting .381 in 11 games with the Blaze, was 1-for-3 with a home run and a walk.
Truan Mehl also doubled and walked while 2B David Peterson was 2-for-4 with a two-bagger.
Relief pitchers Ryan Knippschild (1 IP), Brennan Garr (1.2 IP), Josh Giles (1 IP) and Jose Marte (1 IP) all tossed scoreless ball.
L – Haar (5-3)
19-27, 9.5 GB
Starting pitcher Jeremiah Haar allowed five runs on nine hits in 6 2/3 innings en route to losing his third game of the season. The UTA product walked one and struck out two.
Right fielder K.C. Herren was the only LumberKing with multiple hits, going 2-for-4 with a walk.
Centerfielder David Paisano singled, walked, and knocked in a run.
DH Chad Tracy doubled for his only knock in four at-bats.
L – Holland (3-4)
21-28, 1.5 GB
Starter Derek Holland allowed two runs in four innings, but he fanned nine while doing so. The draft-and-follow signee had registered 51 strikeouts in 39 innings with the Indians this season.
Spokane was held to just two hits, which were singles from Davis Stoneburner and Eric Fry.
Sinkerballer Jordan Stewart tossed three scoreless innings, striking out three.
5-5, 3.0 GB
W – Ogando (5-1)
HR – Inirio (2)
Ovispo De Los Santos (2.01 ERA/.210 BAA) yielded two runs in five innings, walking none and punching out five.
Second baseman Jorge Inirio was 1-for-3 with a home run, his second of the DSL season.
Edward Alfonzo (2/4, 2B) and Leonel De Los Santos (2/3) added two hits apiece. De Los Santos, a catcher, was recently sent back to the DSL after appearing in four games with the AZL Rangers.
Hard-throwing Alexi Ogando fanned five in two scoreless frames.
W – De La Cruz (1-0)
SV – Ortiz (7)
Centerfielder Ariel Ventura (.277/.372/.368) was a perfect 3-for-3 with a double and two runs batted in.
First baseman Roan Salas was just as good, as he went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles.
Tiny southpaw Joseph Ortiz earned his seventh save with two strikeouts in two shutout innings.