Tacoma got by Las Vegas, 8-6. And it just continues as the Rainiers are up to ten in a row. This one featured Cha Seung Baek who got plastered yet somehow takes home a W. Baek was out there for six innings and gave up six runs on thirteen hits (!) while walking one, striking out three and giving up two homers. Not his best effort, obviously, so he should be counting his lucky stars because could have been a whole lot worse. Like most games during the streak, Tacoma was down late and rallied to take charge. Abraham Nunez helped out with three hits including a homer and Yuniesky Betancourt, Shin-soo Choo and Ramon Santiago (who led off, yikes) all contributed with multi-hit nights.
Cha Seung Baek: 6.0 IP, 13 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 2 HR.
Ramon Santiago: 2-5, 1 2B, 1 BB.
Shin-soo Choo: 2-3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 RBI.
Chris Snelling: 0-4., 1 BB.
Abraham Nunez: 3-4, 1 HR, 1 BB, 2 RBI.
Wiki Gonzalez: 1-3.
Miguel Olivo: 1-3, 2 RBI.
Yuniesky Betancourt: 2-5, 1 3B, 2 RBI.
San Antonio beat Midland, 5-1. The Missions quickly jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first and never had to look back. A strong start from Juan Sandoval and excellent relief from newly-acquired RD Spiehs sealed the deal for San Antonio. Sandoval went the six innings giving up a run on five scattered hits, three walks and four strikeouts. Spiehs finished out the final three frames and only walked one while striking out one. The offense wasn't overly productive as there were only six hits (1 XBH), but the Missions took advantage of their opportunites stranding only two men on the paths all night.
Juan Sandoval: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K.
Jamie Bubela: 1-4.
Jesus Guzman: 1-4.
T.J. Bohn: 1-4, 2 RBI.
Luis Oliveros: 1-3, 1 3B, 2 RBI.
Ismael Castro: 0-3.
Lake Elsinore torched Inland Empire, 11-5. It's safe to say that starting games just isn't Miguel Martinez's gig. Martinez was lit up yet again this time going only 3.1 innings before catching the hook. Martinez gave up seven runs on eight hits while walking four and fanning two. Remember Troy Cate? He's back! Cate took over for Martinez and went the next 1.2 innings giving up a couple hits while walking two and striking out four. Bryan Lahair led the 66'er offense with a 4-4 night and everyone else in the lineup not named BJ Garbe all had one hit. (Note: Brandon Moorhead missed his start again, we'll have to figure out what's going on.)
Miguel Martinez: 3.1 IP, 8 H, 7 ER, 4 BB, 2 K.
Troy Cate: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K.
Michael Nesbit: 1-5, 1 2B.
Adam Jones: 1-4, 1 BB, 1 RBI.
Bryan Lahair: 4-4, 1 2B, 1 BB.
Wladimir Balentien: 1-5.
Carlos Arroyo: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 RBI.
Beloit snuck by Wisconsin, 4-2. Not a bad start from Julio Santiago as he went six semi-effective innings giving up two runs on five hits while walking two and striking out three. Ivan Blanco got some time in and fell victim to the long ball in the eighth that sealed the T-Rats fate. Sebastien Boucher was the only Wisconsin player to pick up two hits though Brandon Green knocked in the only two runs with a double.
Julio Santiago: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 HR.
Sebastien Boucher: 2-4.
Yung Chi Chen: 1-4.
Asdrubal Cabrera: 0-2, 2 BB.
Matt Tuiasosopo: 0-3, 1 BB.
Brandon Green: 1-3, 1 2B, 2 RBI.
On the docket:
Tacoma: Andrew Lorraine at Las Vegas. Game time is 7:05pm PDT.
San Antonio: Thomas Oldham vs. Midland. Game time is 5:05pm PDT.
Inland Empire: Jason Mackintosh vs. Lake Elsinore. Game time is 7:11pm PDT.
Wisconsin: Jason Snyder at Beloit. Game time is 5:00pm PDT.