L - Gordon (4-2)
24-31, 3.0 GB
Tommy Hunter got pulled after just 2.1 innings on Saturday. He gave up one run on five hits.
Brian Gordon has been outstanding all year, but he was completely shelled on Saturday. The right-hander served up seven runs in 1.2 innings, allowing six hits and walking three.
Outfielders Julio Borbon and Steve Murphy both singled three times in four at-bats.
Royce Huffman was 1-for-4 with two runs batted in.
L - Jones (1-3)
HR - Moreland (1)
24-28, 6.0 GB
Matt Harrison made a successful rehab start with the RoughRiders, throwing 41 pitches in three innings. He allowed one run on three hits, walking one and striking out five.
Righty Jared Hyatt followed with his best outing in awhile. He gave up one run in four innings, striking out three. Hyatt's velocity had been down, but it returned to the 87-91 mph range on Saturday and his curveball was sharp once again. He appears to be over a groin injury that was limiting him for about a month.
Right fielder Mitch Moreland was 2-for-4 with his first Double-A home run.
Tim Smith (2/3, 2B) singled, doubled, and stole his first base.
Craig Gentry was 1-for-5 with two more steals, giving him 19 in 19 attempts.
Catcher Chris Gradoville was 1-for-4 with his second double of the year.
L - Bleier (2-4)
HR - Gac (8)
26-30, 8.0 GB
Richard Bleier allowed four runs on six hits in six innings on Saturday, walking one and striking out seven.
Ian Gac (.245/.297/.462) posted his fourth consecutive multi-hit performance, going 2-for-4 with his eighth home run of the season.
Playing in his first game above the rookie league level, left fielder Aja Barto was 1-for-2 with a double. He also reached when he was hit by a pitch.
Matt Lawson extended his hitting streak to nine games with one single in four at-bats.
W - Perez (2-3)
HR - Morrison (5), Santana (1)
27-26, 4.5 GB
The Jake Brigham/Martin Perez tandem teamed up for yet another excellent pitching performance on Saturday.
Brigham pitched the first four innings, giving up two runs—one earned—on four hits. He walked two and struck out four.
Perez followed with 4.1 shutout innings, allowing three hits, walking one, and striking out three.
Infielder Erik Morrison (.345/.406/.619) was 2-for-3 with a double, a home run, and a base on balls.
Cristian Santana was 1-for-4 with a two-run homer, his first since joining the club in late-May.
Mike Bianucci (2/4), Jake Kaase (2/3) and Leonel De Los Santos (2/4) all singled twice.
Leadoff man Cody Podraza was 1-for-3 with his first stolen base as a Crawdad.
W - Peralta (1-1)
SV - Mendoza (1)
3-3, 1.0 GB
Right-hander Denny Peralta struck out 11 batters in six innings. He allowed one run on four hits, walking one batter.
Relievers Kelvin Arendell (0.2 IP) and Francisco Mendoza (2.1) pitched scoreless relief.
Backstop Yefry Castillo was 2-for-4 with his first double of the year.
Leadoff man Miguel Montes De Oca singled twice in four at-bats and stole his third base.
W - Polanco (1-0)
HR - Perez (2)
3-3, 1.0 GB
Righty Luis Polanco yielded only one hit in five scoreless frames, walking none and striking out four.
Catcher Alison Perez was 3-for-5 with a double, a home run, and three RBIs. The 19-year-old has two doubles and two home runs in his first four games. He had just six extra-base hits in 43 DSL contests last season.
Relievers Carlos Ramirez (2 IP) and Miguel Munoz (1 IP) tossed hitless, scoreless relief.
Teodoro Martinez (2/5, BB), David Herrera (2/4), Alfredo Chalas (2/4) and Hector Martinez (2/4) all singled twice.
Francisco Lugo singled once and walked twice.
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