W – Nippert (2-0)
HR – Cruz (12, 13), Teagarden (1)
25-20, 1.0 GU
The RedHawks piled it on early on Monday evening, scoring all 12 runs in the game's first five innings.
|Teagarden is heating up. b>|
Catcher Taylor Teagarden was 1-for-5 with his first Triple-A home run of the year.
Starting pitcher Dustin Nippert surrendered three runs on seven hits in six innings. He walked four and struck out two.
Jason Ellison had a strong game with a double, a triple, and an outfield assist at home plate.
Joaquin Arias (2/5), Ryan Roberts (3/5), and Travis Metcalf (3/4, 2B) also had multiple hits.
Relievers Kea Kometani (2 IP)and Yukinaga Maeda (1 IP) hurled scoreless relief to preserve the blowout victory.
W – Hunter (1-0)
SV – Laughter (2)
HR – Davis (11), Ramirez (9)
29-15, 5.0 GU
|Hunter had impeccable control. b>|
First baseman Chris Davis (.323/.372/.587) went 3-for-4 with a double and a home run. Davis' homer was a moonshot down the right field line that was originally called foul by the first base umpire. The call was eventually reversed after the umpires had a conference.
Max Ramirez (1/3, HR, BB) also hit a round-tripper in the contest.
Adam Fox (1/3, 2B) broke out of an extremely long slump with a double and a couple more hard-hit balls.
Reliever Andrew Laughter earned his second Double-A save with a scoreless ninth inning. He walked one.
W – Hyatt (4-0)
HR – Stoneburner (1, 2)
27-18, 2.0 GB
|Whittleman is hitting .343 in May. b>|
Third baseman John Whittleman (.296/.402/.465) went 4-for-5 with two doubles, giving him 15 on the season.
DH Grant Gerrard (1/5, 2B) also hit his 15th two-bagger.
Truan Mehl (3/5) and Manny Pina (2/4) had multiple hits while Mauro Gomez (1/4, 2B) hit a double.
Starting pitcher Jared Hyatt gave up five runs – four earned – in six innings. He permitted five hits and fanned two without issuing a walk.
L – Nelo (1-2)
HR – Moreland (4), Osuna (3)
29-11, 2.5 GU
Fabio Castillo (3.03 ERA/.223 BAA) moved into the starting rotation on Monday and turned in arguably his best outing of the year. The 19-year-old yielded only one unearned run in five innings. He gave up three hits, walked none, and fanned three.
|Moreland is finding his power stroke. b>|
First baseman Mitch Moreland (.291/.328/.491) went yard for the second consecutive day. He was 1-for-4.
Second baseman Renny Osuna (.368/.443/.556) had just another day at the office, going 2-for-3 with a homer and two walks. He is 28-for-60 with eight walks and three strikeouts in May.
Miguel Alfonzo had a busy night both at the plate and in right field. The native of Venezuela singled three times, committed two errors, and gunned down a runner at second base.
Tim Smith (0/1, 3 BB), Jonathan Greene (3/4, BB), and Andres James (2/4) also reached multiple times.
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