Tacoma lost to Colorado Springs, 6-2. Although the Rainiers managed just three hits and Damian Moss couldn't throw strikes, Tacoma trailed by just one run until Albie Lopez and Chris Buglovsky combined to allow three in the top of the eighth. Shin-soo Choo picked up his first hit since returning from the Village of the Damned, a double which scored both Rainiers runs in the sixth. Notables:
Moss: 5 IP, 4 H, 3 R (2 ER), 5 BB, 4 K
Choo: 1-4, 1 2B
Nunez: 0-3, 1 BB
San Antonio rallied in the ninth to beat Arkansas, 2-1. Bobby Livingston was fantastic for eight innings but got bit by the Franklin bug, as the Missions couldn't push a single run across the plate against Steven Shell. However, a little ninth inning magic saved the game:
Jesse Hoorelbeke strikes out swinging.
Nathan Espy strikes out swinging.
Jaime Bubela singles on a ground ball to center fielder Tommy Murphy. Thomas BohnJr. to 2nd.
Jesus Guzman singles on a fly ball to right fielder Reggie Willits. Thomas BohnJr. scores. Jaime Bubela scores. Throwing error by right fielder Reggie Willits.
Juan Done and his 21.94 ERA was credited with the win. Notables:
Livingston: 8 IP, 5 H, 1 R (0 ER), 2 BB, 3 K
Betancourt: 0-4, flashy defense
Castro: 0-2, 1 BB
Espy: 1-3, 1 BB
Inland Empire was blasted late by Lancaster, 6-1. It was similar to the Rainiers game, in that the 66ers had just three hits but remained within one run for most of the game. The Jethawks scored four in the final three innings to pull away. Although Brandon Moorhead struck out seven in 6.1 innings of work, he was tagged with his fourth loss of the year. Matt Rogelstad drove in the lone Inland Empire score with an RBI single in the sixth. Notables:
Moorhead: 6.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R (2 ER), 3 BB, 7 K
Cho: 0-2, 1 BB
Lahair: 1-3, 1 BB
Gonzalez: 0-2, 1 BB, 1 HBP
Wisconsin lost to Southwest Michigan, 6-3. Rob Johnson hit a two-run homer in the seventh, and Oswaldo Navarro picked up an RBI single in the ninth, but the T'Rats couldn't make up the deficit after falling behind 5-0. It wasn't for lack of trying, though; with two gone and none on in the ninth, Wisconsin picked up four consecutive baserunners and ended with the bases loaded. Aaron Jensen was tagged with the loss, allowing five runs - three earned - in six innings. Notables:
Jensen: 6 IP, 9 H, 5 R (3 ER), 1 BB, 4 K
Navarro: 1-3, 2 BB
Johnson: 1-3, 1 HR, 1 BB
Womack: 0-3, 2 BB
Get off your ass and go watch Felix start for Tacoma tonight at 9:05pm EDT. Other starting pitchers for the organization include Juan Sandoval (SA), Shawn Nottingham (IE), and Jason Snyder (W).