L - Corey (3-3)
36-38, 2.5 GB
Bryan Corey was shelled to the tune of 11 runs on 13 hits in 4.2 innings on Saturday evening.
Mike Hinckley (2.33 ERA/.265 BAA) had a solid long-relief effort, hurling 3.1 scoreless innings. Over his last three appearances, the southpaw hasn't allowed a run in 7.1 frames.
Centerfielder Julio Borbon (.300/.366/.380) was 1-for-2 with a triple (his fifth) and a walk.
Joaquin Arias (2/5, 2B), Royce Huffman (1/5, 2B) and Greg Golson (2/5, 2B) all doubled.
W - Ballard (2-4)
HR - Smith (1)
1-3, 2.0 GB
The RoughRiders offense had a big day against the Hooks scoring nine runs on 14 hits.
Cleanup hitter Tim Smith (.360/.385/.461) went 3-for-5 with a home run and five RBIs. The round-tripper was his first in 23 Double-A games, and he now has 21 runs batted in sine the promotion.
Right fielder Mitch Moreland (.331/.372/.472) had a perfect night, going 4-for-4 with a walk.
John Whittleman (2/3, BB) doubled while Justin Smoak (2/4, BB) and Marcus Lemon (2/3, BB) both singled twice.
Starter Mike Ballard earned the victory after surrendering three runs in six innings pitched.
Beau Vaughan (2 IP) pitched two scoreless innings while John Bannister (1 IP) struck out the side in the ninth to end the contest.
L - Falcon (1-1)
HR - Gomez (11)
1-2, 2.0 GB
Ryan Falcon struggled in the spot start on Saturday, allowing four runs in 2.2 innings.
Things didn't go much better for the bullpen. Making his first appearance in Bakersfield, John Slusarz surrendered five runs on four hits and four walks in just 1.1 innings.
DH Mauro Gomez (2/4, HR) belted his 11th home run of the season.
Tim Rodriguez was 1-for-4 with a triple.
Matt Lawson (2/4, 2 2B) doubled twice while Davis Stoneburner (1/5, 2B) and Engel Beltre (1/5, 2B) both doubled once.
L - Castillo (1-3)
HR - Morrison (8)
2-1, 1.0 GB
Joe Wieland was unusually hittable on Saturday, surrendering five runs—four earned—on 10 hits in 4.1 innings. His control was excellent as usual, though, as he fanned five and walked none.
Second baseman Michael Hollander (.280/.336/.336) singled three times in four at-bats.
Leadoff man David Paisano was 1-for-3 with a double and a walk.
L - Bermudez (0-1)
?3-5, 3.0 GB
Ben Henry gave up two runs in 3.2 innings on Saturday, but he struck out eight batters while walking only one. The 20-year-old right-hander has 15 punchouts in 8.2 innings this year.
Johnny Gunter followed with 2.1 hitless innings, walking two and striking out two.
Cody Podraza (2/4, BB) singled twice and walked once.
4-1, 0.5 GU
The AZL Rangers game was suspended after five innings due to a power outage.
Omar Poveda, who had a broken right hand, made a rehab start, pitching three scoreless innings. He gave up two hits, walked none, and struck out two.
Leadoff man Joe Bonadonna was 1-for-2 with a double and a walk.
Catcher Tomas Telis was 1-for-2 with three runs batted in.
Reliever Kelvin Arendell made his first AZL appearance, giving up one hit and striking out one in two-thirds of an inning.
L - De Jesus (0-5)
4-19, 14.0 GB
Starting pitcher Hector Herrera had some success, giving up just an unearned run in three innings of work. He scattered five hits while walking two.
Reliever Jorge De Jesus fell to 0-5 in six appearances, as he allowed four runs without recording an out. De Jesus' ERA rose to 43.62 in 4.1 innings.
Miguel Montes De Oca (2/3, BB) singled twice and stole three bases, giving him 12 on the season.
First baseman Jairo Valdez (2/4) also singled twice.
DH Jose Mateo was 1-for-4 with his ninth double.
W - Jimenez (1-0)
SV - Simeoli (2)
18-5, 4.0 GU
Oduber Herrera (2/3, 2B), Jhonny Gomez (2/4, 2B) and Alfredo Chalas (1/4, 2B) all doubled for the DSL Rangers2 on Saturday.
Centerfielder Teodoro Martinez singled twice in five at-bats.
Relievers Jose Jimenez (2 IP), Tim Stanford (2 IP) and Luis Simeoli (1 IP) combined for five innings of scoreless relief to close out the game.
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