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7/30: Minor League Wrap-Up

Tacoma beat Omaha, 9-3. King Felix's last scheduled appearance at AAA was a good one, going four hitless innings out of the gate with a pair of walks and seven strikeouts. He was relieved by Scott Atchison, who gave up three runs in an inning, but by that point the Rainiers already had a 4-0 lead. Shin-soo Choo and Greg Dobbs each hit homers, while Chris Snelling drilled three hits to lead the offense. Justin Leone, Ryan Christianson, and Jose Lopez each had two of their own. Notables:

Hernandez: 4 IP, 2 BB, 7 K
Atchison: 1 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
Nageotte: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 K
Snelling: 3-4, 1 BB
Leone: 2-3, 1 3B, 1 BB
Christianson: 2-4, 1 2B
Lopez: 2-4, 1 2B
Choo: 1-5, 1 HR
Dobbs: 1-5, 1 HR

San Antonio fell to Midland, 8-7. Michael Bumstead was ineffective from the start, putting his team in a 2-0 first inning hole and lasting just four innings on the day. Tim Rall wasn't much better out of the bullpen, though, allowing seven baserunners and three runs in three innings of work. The Missions were led by Rene Rivera's three hits and Ismael Castro's home run, but a ninth-inning rally fell just short:

Gary Harris singles on a line drive to center fielder Steve Stanley.
Adam Jones walks. Gary Harris to 2nd.
With Rene Rivera batting, wild pitch by Nick Mattioni, Gary Harris to 3rd. Adam Jones to 2nd.
Rene Rivera singles on a fly ball to right fielder Andre Ethier. Gary Harris scores. Adam Jones to 3rd.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch runner T. J. BohnJr. replaces Rene Rivera.
Ismael Castro reaches on a fielder's choice out, third baseman Vasili Spanos to catcher Jeremy Brown. Adam Jones out at home. T. BohnJr. to 2nd.
Pitcher Change: Matt Lynch replaces Nick Mattioni.
Jaime Bubela grounds into a force out, second baseman Kevin Melillo to shortstop Mark Kiger. T. BohnJr. to 3rd. Ismael Castro out at 2nd. Jaime Bubela to 1st.
Pitcher Change: Alex Santos replaces Matt Lynch.
Jesus Guzman flies out to left fielder Jason Perry.

Notables:

Bumstead: 4 IP, 6 H, 5 ER, 4 BB, 2 K, 1 HR
Rivera: 3-4, 1 2B
Castro: 1-3, 1 HR
Jones: 2-3, 2 2B, 1 BB
Harris: 2-4, 1 2B
Espy: 1-4

Inland Empire was shut out by Rancho Cucamonga, 6-0. Ryan Feierabend had himself a pretty good start, fanning seven in six innings while allowing two runs, but he didn't get any kind of support at all from the offense, and errors by Asdrubal Cabrera and Erick Monzon opened the door for four more runs to score in the later innings to put the game out of reach. Monzon was the only Mission to have two hits, reaching base three times. Sebastien Boucher reached base twice. Notables:

Feierabend: 6 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K
Monzon: 2-3, 1 BB
Bradford Jr.: 1-4, 1 2B
Boucher: 1-3, 1 BB
Cabrera: 0-4
Balentien: 0-4

Wisconsin was knocked off by Burlington, 9-1. Mark Lowe had himself an awful four-inning start - he tossed shutout first and third innings, but allowed five in the second and four in the fourth to put his team in way too deep a hole. Not that the T'Rats were going to rally from any kind of defecit - they managed just three hits all day, without as much as an extra walk or hit batter. Two of said three hits came off the bat of Marshall Hubbard, who homered in the eighth. Notables:

Lowe: 4 IP, 8 H, 9 R (8 ER), 4 BB, 2 K, 1 HR
Hubbard: 2-3, 1 HR
Womack: 1-1, 1 2B
B Johnson: 0-4
Colton: 0-4
Chen: 0-3

Everett got by Tri City, 6-5. Roman Martinez unexpectedly started the game and put the Aquasox behind 5-1 in the fourth, but they would rally four five runs in the bottom half of the inning, keyed by Reed Eastley's grand slam. There was little offense to speak of after the fourth inning, as the scoring was all done by that point. After Martinez was out of the game, the Everett bullpen combined to throw 5.2 shutout innings, allowing just four hits. Ron Prettyman and Daniel Santin had two hits apiece. Notables:

Martinez: 3.1 IP, 6 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 1 HR
Prettyman: 2-3, 1 BB
Santin: 2-4
Valbuena: 1-3, 1 BB
Saunders: 1-4
Hudson: 1-3, 1 BB
Eastley: 1-2, 1 HR (GS), 1 BB

Coming up: Cha friggin' Baek for Tacoma, Jon Huber for San Antonio, Brandon Moorhead for Inland Empire, Aaron Jensen for Wisconsin, and Jeff Gilmore for Everett.