Tacoma split it's doubleheader with Salt Lake 2-3. and 15-2. Game one featured Damian Moss and Chris Bootcheck, both of whom pitched well enough to win. Headed into the top of the seventh, the Rainiers were clinging to a 2-1 lead with the bottom of the Stinger order coming up. After a quick strikeout, Moss walked Brian Specht and got the hook. Masao Kida came into and imploded as Curtis Pride drove his first pitch into the right for a double. Three batters later, now with two outs, Alberto Callaspo singled into left scoring Pride and Luke Allen. The Rainiers threatened in the bottom half as Justin Leone led it off with a single and was then sacrificed over by Ramontiago, but Leone was thrown out at home by Nick Gorneault on a Shin-soo Choo single.
Damian Moss: 6.1 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K.
Ramon Santiago: 1-2.
Shin-soo Choo: 2-3, 1 BB.
Bucky Jacobsen: 1-3, 1 RBI.
Jose Lopez: 1-2, 1 2B.
Ryan Christianson: 0-3.
Justin Leone (in the 9-hole): 2-3.
Game two was all Tacoma and looks like it was a rather dull game. Andrew Lorraine took the hill, but didn't have to worry about a thing. Lorraine still pitched fine as he went five innings giving up a couple runs (one earned) on four hits while walking one and striking out five. I'd go over the offense, but it'd take all night. Just check out the...
Andrew Lorraine: 5.0, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HR.
Ramon Santiago: 3-5, 1 2B, 1 RBI.
Shin-soo Choo: 2-3, 1 HR, 2 BB, 4 RBI.
Abraham Nunez: 3-5, 1 2B, 2 RBI.
Jose Lopez: 3-4, 2 2B, 3 RBI.
Greg Dobbs: 2-4, 2 RBI.
Ryan Christianson: 2-4.
Justin Leone: 2-3, 1 BB, 2 RBI.
San Antonio got by Tulsa, 6-4. The Missions got out of the gate quickly and spotted Mike Bumstead a 6-2 lead by third. However, Bumstead was out by the fourth and Ryan Rowland-Smith got some work in. Smith was fantastic in his three innings as he allowed three hits, but struck out six. When you strike out almost half the batters you face (he saw 13), things are usually going well. Gary Harris had three hits on the day and Adam Jones chimed in with two including a double.
Mike Bumstead: 4.0 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K.
Ryan Rowland-Smith: 3.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K.
Adam Jones: 2-5, 1 2B.
Nate Espy: 1-4.
Jesse Hoorelbeke: 1-4, 1 RBI.
Jon Nelson: 1-3, 1 3B, 1 BB.
Ismael Castro: 1-3, 2 RBI.
Gary Harris: 3-4, 1 RBI.
Luis Oliveros: 1-4, 2 RBI.
Lancaster outlasted Inland Empire, 7-6 (11). The 66'ers had their chance to end this thing without extras, but the JetHawks rallied in the ninth for a run off of Nick Bourgeois (but charged to Nibaldo Acosta) to tie it up. In the eleventh, Jeff Cook smacked a one out double that scored Steve Garrabrants and Kenny Perez, though Cook was gunned down trying to stretch it into a triple. The 66'ers managed to get a run in the bottom half on a Sebastien Boucher single, but Little Garciaparra grounded out with the tying run on.
Ryan Feierabend: 6.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 1 HR.
Sebastien Boucher: 2-4, 2 BB, 2 RBI.
Little Garciaparra: 0-5.
Bryan Lahair: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 RBI.
Wladimir Balentien: 2-5, 1 3B, 1 RBI.
Rob Johnson: 2-3, 1 2B, 2 RBI.
Asdrubal Cabrera: 0-5.
Wisconsin beat up on West Michigan, 9-4. Randy Frye still wasn't any good, but it didn't matter a whole lot in this one as the offense had him covered. Frye went only 3.2 innings giving up two runs on five hits while walking four and striking out two. Jon Lockwood went the next 3.2 innings and was stellar. Lockwood allowed only two hits and a walk and struck out six. 1-4 hitters: 9-19, 4 2B, 1 HR, 5 RBI. 5-9 hitters: 2-18, 1 2B, 4 RBI, 4 BB. Funny how it works that way sometimes.
Brent Johnson: 2-4, 1 2B.
Chris Colton: 2-5, 2 RBI.
Yung Chi Chen: 3-5, 1 2B, 1 RBI.
Mike Wilson: 2-5, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI.
Thomas Hubbard: 1-4, 1 2B, 2 RBI.
Jeff Clement: 0-3, 1 BB.
Matt Tuiasosopo: 0-4, 1 BB.
Oswaldo Navarro: 1-3, 1 BB, 2 RBI.
Everett hung on to beat Yakima, 6-5. Jeff Gilmore wasn't as spotless as we've seen, but still munched quite a few innings as he went seven giving up four runs on eight hits while not walking anyone and fanning four. Jeff Flaig and Luis Valbuena both had three hits, though Valbuena went deep and drove in four.
Robert Hudson: 1-4, 1 2B.
Jeff Flaig: 3-4, 1 2B.
Daniel Santin: 0-2, 2 BB.
Luis Valbuena: 3-4, 1 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI.
Michael Saunders: 1-4, 1 HR, 1 RBI.
Bryan Sabatella: 1-3.
On the docket:
Tacoma: Jesse Foppert for an inning or two then Cha Seung Baek vs. Salt Lake. Game time is 7:05pm PDT.
San Antonio: Thomas Oldham at Wichita. Game time is 5:00pm PDT.
Inland Empire: Brandon Moorhead vs. San Jose. Game time is 7:11pm PDT.
Wisconsin: Mark Lowe at Burlington. Game time is 5:00pm PDT.
Everett: Someone vs. Tri-City. Game time is 7:05pm PDT.