The truncated version, since we're in a rush:
Tacoma beat Las Vegas, 5-3. Evidently they did, in fact, get a game in, after those of us who met for LL Night gave up and went elsewhere (around 8:45). It was disappointing that we missed the game, but it was still real good to meet Marc, Jon (and Mrs. Wells), Paul, Deanna, Tim, and Ryan. Anyway, Damian Moss tossed himself a strong seven innings and Chris Snelling homered to lead the Rainiers.
Still, the highlight of the night came while it was still raining - a bitter old coot of a woman started complaining to security about a harmless group of teenagers nearby, which escalated into something of a little shouting match. Leave it to Ryan to jump into the whole thing. By the way, that angry woman? None other than Cranky Yankee herself. Notables:
Moss: 7 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 7 K, 1 HR
Snelling: 2-3, 1 HR, 1 BB
Rifkin: 1-2, 1 HR, 2 BB
Olivo: 0-3, 1 BB
Strong: 3-4, 2 2B, 1 HR
Lopez: 1-4, 1 2B
San Antonio doubled up on Frisco, 10-5. A five-run ninth inning broke the tie and put the Missions up for good. Nate Espy drove in four, Jesus Guzman homered, and Emiliano Fruto picked up the win with three shutout innings of relief. Notables:
Huber: 6 IP, 4 H, 5 R (4 ER), 4 BB, 4 K
Guzman: 2-4, 1 HR, 1 BB
Espy: 2-3, 1 2B
Inland Empire shut out San Jose, 8-0. This one was all Ryan Feierabend, as he allowed eight baserunners but no runs in six innings, fanning eight. Bryan Lahair drilled a three-run homer in the sixth, part of a six-run inning that put the Giants away. Notables:
Feierabend: 6 IP, 6 H, 2 BB, 8 K
Jones: 1-4, 1 BB
Lahair: 2-5, 1 HR
Wisconsin's game was postponed due to weather.
Coming up: Jorge Campillo for Tacoma, Bobby Livingston for San Antonio, Brandon Moorhead for Inland Empire, and...Wisconsin has a double-header.