Portland took care of Tacoma, 6-3. The Beaver hitters jumped on Cha Seung Baek early and managed to get three runs out of him in the first. Baek settled down and was able to go six inning giving up just one more run, but the Rainier offense couldn't help him much. Baek finished the night giving up ten hits and four runs with one walk and two strikeouts. Tacoma collected just four hits (one XBH)and two free passes all night, so it's pretty impressive they were able to squeeze out even three runs.
Cha Seung Baek: 6.0 IP, 10 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HR.
Jamal Strong: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI.
Shin-soo Choo: 0-4.
Scott Spiezio: 0-3, 1 RBI.
Chris Snelling: 0-4.
Miguel Olivo: 0-3, 1 BB.
Yuniesky Betancourt: 2-3, 1 RBI.
San Antonio had the day off.
Inland Empire got by Lake Elsinore, 6-4. Brandon Moorhead wasn't anything remarkable, but give him the W anyway. Moorhead went seven innings giving all four runs on six hits while walking two and striking out two. Eight of the ten players to get an at-bat in the game managed to grab at least one hit, but Bryan Lahair was the only 66'er with MORE than one and he singled and homered while driving in three.
Brandon Moorhead: 7.0 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 HR.
Michael Garciaparra: 1-4, 1 BB.
Adam Jones: 0-3, 2 BB.
Bryan Lahair: 2-5, 1 HR, 3 RBI.
Wladimir Balentien: 1-1, 1 2B. (Came out, no idea what's wrong yet)
Chris Colton: 1-3, 1 HR, 1 RBI.
Wisconsin got hammered in both games of a doubleheader to Southwest Michigan, 12-2 and 17-4. Needless to say, it wasn't a good night for the T-Rat pitching staff. Aaron Jensen got the ball in game one and was lit up. Kendall Bergdall was up next and was smashed. Eric O'Flaherty also went...and hey, he wasn't destroyed! The offense was nearly as bad as the pitching (except for Jack Arroyo, Oswaldo Navarro and Thomas Hubbard) and there isn't much to say about any of it.
Completely Not Notables:
Aaron Jensen: 5.0 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 2 HR.
Oswaldo Navarro: 2-4, 1 BB.
Jack Arroyo: 3-4, 2 2B, 1 BB.
Asdrubal Cabrera: 1-4, 1 BB.
Matt Tuiasosopo: 1-4.
Thomas Hubbard: 3-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI.
Yung Chi Chen: 0-4.
Omar Falcon: 1-3, 1 BB.
Game two wasn't much different. Julio Santiago was a smidge better than Jensen, but none of it mattered thanks to Cibney Bello and company as they allowed an eleven run sixth (and check out Bello's line below, it's amusing). The only thing the offense really had going for them was the wildness of the Michigan staff as Asdrubal Cabrera, Matt Tuiasosopo, Oswaldo Navarro and Thomas Hubbard were all able to draw two walks apiece.
Still Not Notables:
Julio Santiago: 5.1 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HR.
Cibney Bello: 0.0 IP, 5 H, 9 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 1 HR. (Woo!)
Oswaldo Navarro: 0-3, 2 BB.
Asdrubal Cabrera: 0-3, 2 BB.
Robert Johnson: 1-5, 2 RBI.
Matt Tuiasosopo: 1-3, 2 BB.
Thomas Hubbard: 0-3, 2 BB.
On the docket:
Tacoma: Andrew Lorraine at Portland. Game time is 12:05pm PDT.
San Antonio: Juan Sandoval at Frisco. Game time is 5:05pm PDT.
Inland Empire: Miguel Martinez (?) at Stockton. Game time is 7:05pm PDT.
Wisconsin: Jason Snyder vs. Southwest Michigan. Game time is 5:05pm PDT.