Tacoma thumped Las Vegas, 6-1. Cha Seung Baek was magnificent for his six shutout innings this evening, as he scattered three hits and two walks while striking out eight in the effort. Jeff Harris came in to close it out and got by without any major damage, although he did give up a homer. The Tacoma offense apparently had some trouble hitting Elmer Dessens, but managed to pick up the pace against Edwin Jackson. Jackson, who just a year ago was Los Angeles' top prospect, has been knocked around all season and hasn't had any handle on his control. He walked another seven tonight in only four innings. Chris Snelling drew two of those walks, as did Abraham Nunez and Aaron Rifkin. Hunter Brown and Shin-soo Choo also helped lead the Rainiers with two doubles.
Cha Seung Baek: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 8 K.
Yuniesky Betancourt: 0-5.
Shin-soo Choo: 2-4, 2 2B, 1 BB.
Jose Lopez: 1-5.
Chris Snelling: 0-3, 2 BB.
Miguel Olivo: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 RBI.
Hunter Brown: 2-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI.
Corpus Christi edged San Antonio, 2-1. Juan Sandoval wasn't horrible, but he's going to get latched with the loss anyway. The real story was the Missions' inability to hit Chris Sampson, who finally notched his second win (2-8) despite having peripheral numbers that would suggest a much better record. Jesse Hoorelbeke drove in the only San Antonio run with a double, and Jamie Bubela had two singles.
Juan Sandoval: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K.
Jamie Bubela: 2-4.
Jesus Guzman: 1-4.
Jesse Hoorelbeke: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 RBI.
Brian Moon: 1-3, 1 2B.
San Jose blew out Inland Empire, 12-1. Don't let the final fool you, this was a close game until the sixth. Miguel Martinez started and went the first four frames, but had control issues and walked five in addition to two runs on three hits. The bullpen and defense slowly started to crumble before finally imploding in the bottom of the eighth, when San Jose put up a six spot en route to the commanding lead and win. Obviously, the 66'er bats didn't have much muster, but Carlos Arroyo did manage two doubles.
Miguel Martinez: 4.0 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 5 BB, 2 K.
Michael Garciaparra: 0-3, 1 BB.
Adam Jones: 0-4, 3 K.
Wladimir Balentien: 1-4, 1 2B.
Carlos Arroyo: 2-4, 2 2B.
B.J. Garbe: 1-4.
Cedar Rapids got by Wisconsin, 5-3. Julio Santiago went the minimum and was certifiably mediocre, as he gave up two runs on six hits while walking one and striking out four. Santiago also gave up a bomb for good measure. Like the general theme in the rest of the organization, the offense was light, though Oswaldo Navarro had a multi-hit night including a homerun.
Julio Santiago: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR.
Sebastien Boucher: 1-5.
Yung Chi Chen: 2-4, 1 3B, 1 BB.
Asdrubal Cabrera: 0-3, 1 RBI.
Oswaldo Navarro: 2-4, 1 HR, 1 RBI.
On the docket:
Tacoma: Andrew Lorraine vs. Portland. Game time is 7:05pm PDT.
San Antonio: Thomas Oldham vs. Corpus Christi. Game time is 5:05pm PDT.
Inland Empire: Jason Mackintosh @ Lake Elsinore. Game time is 7:05pm PDT.
Wisconsin: Jason Snyder @ Clinton. Game time is 5:00pm PDT.