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7/2: Minor League Wrap-Up

Tacoma fell to Colorado Springs, 5-4. After watching his team fall behind 4-1, Ryan Christianson hit a three-run homer to tie it up in the bottom of the sixth, but Masao Kida allowed an RBI double in the ninth that stood up as the winner. Chris Buglovsky was sharp in five of the six innings he threw, but a four-run fourth ruined his final line. Christianson, Hunter Brown, and Justin Leone all had two-hit days to lead the offense. Notables:

Buglovsky: 6 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 4 K
Leone: 2-3, 1 2B, 1 HBP
Christianson: 2-3, 1 HR, 1 BB
Lopez: 0-4
Snelling: 1-4
Brown: 2-4, 2 2B
Choo: 1-4

San Antonio lost to Frisco, 6-3. Ryan Rowland-Smith allowed five runs in six innings, but two of those were the direct result of an Adam Jones throwing error. The Missions were unable to rally from the deficit, as the bats were held in check by Legitimate Prospect Thomas Diamond. Only TJ Bohn had a multihit game, while he and Jon Nelson provided long balls. Notables:

Rowland-Smith: 6 IP, 7 H, 5 R (3 ER), 1 BB, 6 K
Bohn: 2-4, 1 HR
Nelson: 1-4, 1 HR
Jones: 0-4
Rivera: 1-3, 1 BB
Guzman: 0-4

Inland Empire was slammed by Bakersfield, 13-4. This was a 9-1 game after four innings, as Mumba Rivera allowed nine of the 16 batters he faced to reach base, and six of them to score. Chad Fillinger, Derrick Ellison, and Nibaldo Acosta contributed to the blowout as well, serving up a pair of homers and allowing seven runs in 4.1 innings out of the bullpen. Michael Nesbit led the lineup with two hits - a double and a single - while Justin Ruchti blasted a three-run homer in the seventh to make the score a little more respectable. Notables:

Rivera: 2.2 IP, 7 H, 6 R (5 ER), 2 BB, 1 HR
Cabrera: 0-3
Ruchti: 1-4, 1 HR
Garciaparra: 0-4
Balentien: 0-4
Nesbit: 2-4, 1 2B
Boucher: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 BB

Wisconsin took care of Fort Wayne, 6-2. The only Mariner affiliate to win a game yesterday, the T'Rats iced the game with a four-run third inning, powered by a Mike Wilson three-run homer. Devin's favorite pitcher, Casey Abrams, limited the Wizards to just two runs in six innings, despite allowing 11 baserunners, to lower his ERA to 5.77. Robert Johnson collected three hits, while Brent Johnson and Brandon Green each had two. Notables:

Abrams: 6 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 2 K
R Johnson: 3-5, 1 2B
Green: 2-4
B Johnson: 2-4, 1 2B
Hubbard: 1-4, 1 BB
Wilson: 1-4, 1 HR, 1 BB

Everett couldn't rally past Vancouver and lost 7-6. Paul Fagan got the start and allowed three runs in the first inning, but the Aquasox came back to tie it in their half, courtesy of a Daniel Santin sac fly and a J. B. Tuckerill two-run double. Everett would rally back from 4-3 and 5-4 deficits later in the game, and they went into the ninth tied at 5. The Canadians (their team name, not just an ethnic label) picked up a pair of runs in the top half off Jeff Mault, but an RBI double by Jeffrey Flaig narrowed the gap to one. However, Casey Craig flew out with the tying run on second to end the game. Santin was the only Aquasox batter to get two hits, while Reed Eastley reached base three times. Notables:

Fagan: 4.2 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 HR
Santin: 2-3, 1 2B
Eastley: 1-3, 2 BB
Flaig: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 BB
Saunders: 1-4
Gary: 1-4, 1 HR
Zorn: 0-3, 2 BB

Coming up: Cha Baek for Tacoma, Jon Huber for San Antonio, Ryan Feierabend for Inland Empire, Randy Frye for Wisconsin, and Eric Carter for Everett.