Tacoma lost to Colorado Springs, 4-2. Despite a terrific 9:0 K/BB on the day, Francisco Cruceta allowed nine hits and four runs in 5.2 innings of work to take the loss. The Rainiers just couldn't get much of a rally going against the Sky Sox pitching staff, picking up five doubles and ten baserunners but pushing only two of them across the plate. Rob Johnson led everyone with two hits, while Asdrubal Cabrera and Hunter Brown also reached base twice. Notables:
Cruceta: 5.2 IP, 9 H, 4 ER, 9 K, 1 HR
Brown: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 BB
Cabrera: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 BB
Morse: 1-4, 1 2B
Choo: 0-3, 1 BB
San Antonio rallied past Springfield, 7-3. Trailing 3-1 in the fourth, the Missions picked up a sac fly by Matt Rogelstad to cut the gap in half before breaking out in the fifth:
* Michael Garciaparra singles on a line drive to right fielder Brian Martin.
* Bryan LaHair singles on a line drive to center fielder Tyler Parker. Michael Garciaparra to 3rd.
* Jon Nelson doubles (7) on a ground ball to left fielder Cody Haerther. Michael Garciaparra scores. Bryan LaHair to 3rd.
* Jesus Guzman triples (2) on a ground ball to left fielder Cody Haerther. Bryan LaHair scores. Jon Nelson scores.
* Pitcher Change: Kevin Ool replaces Jordan Pals.
* Gary Harris singles on a ground ball to right fielder Brian Martin. Jesus Guzman scores.
* Justin Ruchti singles on a ground ball to right fielder Brian Martin. Gary Harris to 2nd.
* With Matt Rogelstad batting, Gary Harris steals (3) 3rd base.
* Matt Rogelstad grounds into a force out, shortstop Mike McCoy to second baseman Jarrett Hoffpauir. Gary Harris scores. Justin Ruchti out at 2nd. Matt Rogelstad to 1st.
* Oswaldo Navarro grounds out, pitcher Kevin Ool to first baseman Matt Dryer.
Travis Blackley got the start and the win, allowing three runs in five innings, while the top seven batters in the San Antonio lineup combined to hit 15-30 with two doubles and two triples. Notables:
Blackley: 5 IP,6 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 HR
Nelson: 2-4, 1 2B
Guzman: 1-4, 1 3B
Harris: 3-4, 1 3B
Ruchti: 2-4, 1 2B
Inland Empire sneaked past Lake Elsinore, 4-3. Julio Santiago started and lasted five innings, but didn't factor into the decision as the 66ers didn't score the winning run until the eighth on an Erick Monzon RBI triple. Yung-chi Chen chipped in with a pair of hits from the #2 spot while Jon Lockwood fanned six in 2.2 innings of relief to pick up the win despite also getting a blown save. Notables:
Santiago: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
Kahn: 1.1 IP, 1 BB, 2 K
Monzon: 1-3, 1 3B, 1 BB
Prettyman: 1-4, 1 2B
Wisconsin got blasted by West Michigan, 10-2. Not a great day for Jason Snyder, as he turned a 2-1 fifth inning lead into a 7-2 fifth inning deficit before getting yanked. Of course, most of those runs were unnecessary, as the T'Rats only picked up five hits and seven baserunners all day long. Bryan Sabatella had the best game, hitting a double and drawing a walk in four plate appearances. Notables:
Snyder: 5 IP, 5 H, 7 R (6 ER), 3 BB, 3 K, 1 HR
Sabatella: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 BB
On the docket:
Tacoma: Appier, 9:35am
San Antonio: off
Inland Empire: Jordan, 6:05pm