Tacoma destroyed Salt Lake, 14-3. The Rainiers attacked Eric Cyr early as they put up an eight-run first inning which included two Chris Snelling hits. Andrew Lorraine was lights out until the eighth inning when he faultered a bit but Lorraine still ended up with a respectable line. In addition to Snelling's success at the plate, both Justin Leone and Aaron Rifkin had three hits apiece and Leone went yard in the process.
Andrew Lorraine: 7.2 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 1 K, 1 HR.
Jamal Strong: 1-5, 1 BB, 1 RBI.
Chris Snelling: 3-6, 2 2B, 3 RBI.
Scott Spiezio: 2-6, 1 2B, 2 RBI.
Wiki Gonzalez: 2-6, 2 RBI.
Justin Leone: 3-5, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI.
Aaron Rifkin: 3-4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 RBI.
Yuniesky Betancourt: 1-5, 1 2B, 1 RBI.
San Antonio outlasted Arkansas, 8-7 (11). Another day, another crazy game. When San Antonio came to bat in the eighth, they were down three. By the end of the frame, they were up two. Tim Rall, a lead-hater, promptly coughed up the lead and Arkansas tied in the bottom half. Luckily for Rall and San Antonio however, Ismael Castro delivered in the eleventh with a well-placed single that scored Gary Harris who ended up being the winning run. Jon Huber got the start as was about on target with what we've seen from him all year. Huber finished going the minimum giving up three runs on five hits while walking one and striking out four. Jamie Bubela, who extended his hitting streak to 18, and Jesus Guzman both had multi-hit games.
Jon Huber: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR.
Jamie Bubela: 2-6.
Jesus Guzman: 2-4, 1 BB.
T.J. Bohn: 1-5, 1 RBI.
Adam Jones: 1-4, 1 BB.
Ismael Castro: 1-4, 2 RBI.
No XBH's for San Antonio.
Wisconsin smoked Quad Cities, 11-3. A good effort from Randy Frye combined with an excellent effort from the offense creates a blowout like this one. Frye pitched his best game with the T-Rats so far as he went six innings giving up two runs on five hits while walking four and striking out two. Wisconsin unloaded with the bats as the team collected thirteen hits with three coming from Thomas Hubbard including a homer. Not to be outdone, Yung Chi Chen, Brent Johnson and Mike Wilson all had multi-hit nights.
Randy Frye: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 2 K.
Sebastien Boucher: 0-4, 2 BB.
Yung Chi Chen: 2-6, 1 2B, 1 RBI.
Matt Tuiasosopo: 1-4, 1 RBI, 1 BB.
Thomas Hubbard: 3-4, 1 HR, 3 RBI.
Mike Wilson: 2-4, 2 2B, 1 BB, 2 RBI.
Brent Johnson: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 RBI.
Everett beat up on Spokane, 9-3. It's been awhile, but folks, it was an organizational sweep last night. Everett never really had any trouble with Spokane in this one as to a big lead and never looked back. Rafael Soriano got the start and was outstanding in his rehab assignment going two shutout innings and fanning four. Eric Carter did a bulk of the pitching in the game (only four innings, but still) and picked up the win. Daniel Santiin had three hits including his first homer of the year. Joining him with three hits were Casey Craig and Luis Valbuena. Quinnipiac draftee Bryan Sabatella also knocked a ball out of the park as he tries to get his professional career on track.
Rafael Soriano: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K.
Eric Carter: 4.0 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 2 HR.
Luis Valbuena: 3-4, 1 2B.
Dean Zorn: 0-5.
Casey Craig: 3-4, 1 BB.
Daniel Santin: 3-5, 1 HR, 3 RBI.
Bryan Sabatella: 2-5, 1 HR, 2 RBI.
Trevor Heid: 1-3, 1 BB.
On the docket:
San Antonio: Bobby Livingston at Arkansas. Game time is 5:10pm PDT.
Inland Empire: ASB.
Wisconsin: Aaron Jensen at Quad Cities. Game time is 5:00pm PDT.
Everett: Nick Allen at Spokane. Game time is 6:30pm PDT.