Tacoma edged Salt Lake, 3-2. It's not very nice of Andrew Lorraine to show up King Felix. That's exactly what happened though as Lorraine was great in his seven innings as he gave up a single run on only two hits (the first of which was given up after 4.2 IP). Jeff Heaverlo finally held onto a lead as he pitched a flawless eighth and George Sherill faltered a bit but managed to close out the Stingers in the ninth. Aaron Rifkin was the big contributor on offense as he blasted two solo shots.
Andrew Lorraine: 7.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K.
Jamal Strong: 0-3, 1 BB.
Shin-soo Choo: 0-3, 1 BB.
Chris Snelling: 2-4, 1 RBI.
Mike Morse: 0-4.
Aaron Rifkin: 2-3, 2 HR, 1 BB, 2 RBI.
San Antonio beat Arkansas, 6-2. Thomas Oldham looked a lot like Andrew Lorraine in this one as he had a comparable line (well, except the strikeouts) by going seven innings and giving up one run on three hits with seven strikeouts. Jesus Guzman and Jon Nelson both homered and Gary Harris and Jamie Bubela both had multi-hit games to carry the Mission offense.
Thomas Oldham: 7.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K.
Gary Harris: 3-5.
Yuniesky Betancourt: 1-4, 1 RBI.
T.J Bohn: 0-3, 1 BB.
Jon Nelson: 1-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI.
Jesus Guzman: 1-4, 1 HR, 1 RBI.
Jamie Bubela: 2-3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 RBI.
Rene Rivera: 0-4.
Stockton came back to beat Inland Empire, 6-4. Jason Mackintosh pitched well enough for the win, but Greg Wear must have some kind of personal grudge. Wear lasted only 1.1 innings in relief and coughed up the lead and the game due to a mix of wildness and getting pitches hammered. Never a good mix. You know what else isn't a good mix? 15 hits and 13 singles. You can thank the 66'er offense for that. Just goes to show you that mimicking the San Antonio offense from May 6th doesn't always pay off.
Jason Mackintosh: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 4 K.
Casey Craig: 2-4, 1 BB.
Adam Jones: 0-4, 1 BB.
Bryan Lahair: 1-5, 1 2B.
Matt Rogelstad: 3-5, 1 RBI.
Hyung Cho: 3-5.
Justin Ruchti: 2-5, 2 RBI.
Dayton handled Wisconsin, 6-2. Defense, defense, defense. Only one night after collapsing on the defensive side of the ball, the Timber Rattlers were at it again Saturday night. Omar Falcon committed two errors (fielding and throw) and Brent Johnson also booted one as Casey Abrams doesn't have to worry about any of the five runs he surrendered beating up his ERA. Abrams isn't immune, though, as he walked SIX to put in into numerous jams in his 3.2 innings. Matt Tuiasosopo smacked three hits in a pretty dry offensive campaign by the T'Rats despite nine hits.
Casey Abrams: 3.2 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 0 ER, 6 BB, 2 K, 1 HR.
Oswaldo Navarro: 2-4, 1 BB.
Asdrubal Cabrera: 0-3, 1 BB.
Matt Tuiasosopo: 3-4, 1 2B.
Sebastien Boucher: 2-3, 2 2B, 1 BB, 1 RBI.
Omar Falcon: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 RBI, 2 errors.