Tacoma beat Sacramento, 8-3. Damian Moss was about as effective as anyone could expect as he went 6.2 IP giving up three runs (two earned) on seven hits while walking two and striking out five. A relatively quiet game until the fifth when the Rainiers broke out in style and scored five runs capped by a grand slam off the bat of Ryan Christianson to put Tacoma comfortably on top. Jeff Heaverlo tossed 1.1 innings and didn't give up a run (baby steps, baby steps) and managed to strike out four. New promotee Sean Green also got some time and pitched a scoreless ninth.
Damian Moss: 6.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K.
Jamal Strong: 0-4, 1 BB.
Shin-soo Choo: 0-3, 2 BB, 1 RBI.
Chris Snelling: 1-4, 1 IBB.
Ryan Christianson: 2-5, 1 GS, 4 RBI.
Ramon Santiago: 2-4, 1 2B.
Eric Blakeley: 3-4, 2 RBI.
Tulsa awoke to get by San Antonio, 7-2. Bobby Livingston must hate life right about now. After going seven PERFECT innings, Livingston started the eighth, faltered a bit and then watched his defense and Rene Cortez throw the game away with an error-laden seven run inning for the Drillers. Reminded me a lot of Brian Holman's near perfect game, of course, that ended in much greater heartbreak. Yuniesky Betancourt smacked another two hits and Nate Espy also had two hits and a couple RBI to lead the Mission offense.
Bobby Livingston: 7.0 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K.
Jamie Bubela: 2-4.
Yuniesky Betancourt: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 BB.
T.J. Bohn: 0-3, 1 BB.
Nate Espy: 2-3, 2 RBI.
Jesus Guzman: 0-4.
Ismael Castro: 1-3, 1 2B.
Inland Empire outlasted Rancho Cucamonga, 3-2 (10). Ryan Feierabend took the hill and finally got a start under his belt he can be somewhat satisfied with. Feierabend went six innings giving up two runs on four hits while walking three and fanning four. The 66'ers rallied with two down in the 10th to win it as Carlos Arroyo singled and moved to second on a wild pitch from Bob Zimmerman. B.J. Garbe slashed the next pitch into left field for the victory.
Ryan Feierabend: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 1 HR.
Michael Garciaparra: 2-4, 1 HR, 1 BB, 2 RBI.
Matt Rogelstad: 0-2, 3 BB.
Adam Jones: 1-4, 1 3B, 1 BB.
Wladimir Balentien: 0-5, 4 K.
Carlos Arroyo: 2-5.
B.J. Garbe: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 walk-off RBI.
Matt Hagen: 2-4.
Ceder Rapids blew out Wisconsin, 11-4. Aaron Jensen was lit up early and didn't last long going only four innings and giving up nine runs (eight earned) on nine hits with two walks and a strikeout. Not inspired to do much after being down 7-0 in the second, the Timber Rattlers tried their best to get a couple runs up on the board and managed to get four up there before the end of the night. Contributing on the offense were Matt Tuiasosopo and Brandon Green with multi-hit evenings and Sebastian Boucher with a double and a few runs batted in.
Aaron Jensen: 4.0 IP, 9 H, 9 R, 8 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 HR.
Asdrubal Cabrera: 0-3, 2 BB.
Robert Johnson: 1-3, 1 2B, 2 BB.
Matt Tuiasosopo: 2-4.
Yung Chi Chen: 1-4.
Brandon Green: 2-4, 1 RBI.
Sebastian Boucher: 1-3, 1 2B, 2 RBI.
On the docket:
Tacoma: Cha Seung Baek at Sacramento. Game time is 11:35am PDT.
San Antonio: Juan Sandoval at Tulsa. Game time is 5:05pm PDT.
Inland Empire: Brandon Moorhead vs. Rancho Cucamonga. Game time is 11:00am PDT.
Wisconsin: Jason Snyder at Cedar Rapids. Game time is 5:00pm PDT.