Tacoma blanked Colorado Springs, 6-0. Kevin Appier is going to do everything in his power to try and take Gil Meche's spot in the rotation (maybe not so much after Meche's performance last night) and pitching like this really helps. Appier went six strong innings allowing only three hits and three walks while fanning three. Hunter Brown had an epic day at the plate by smashing four baseknocks including a double and triple. T.J. Bohn, Greg Dobbs, Todd Sears, Asdrubal Cabrera and Scott Youngbauer all went multi-hit on the day in a sixteen hit effort from the Rainiers.
Kevin Appier: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 3 K.
T.J. Bohn: 2-5.
Greg Dobbs: 2-4, 1 BB.
Mike Morse: 1-5, 1 2B, 2 RBI.
Todd Sears: 2-5, 1 2B, 1 RBI.
Hunter Brown: 4-4, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 RBI.
Asdrubal Cabrera: 2-4, 1 RBI.
Scott Youngbauer: 2-4, 1 2B.
Inland Empire absolutely destroyed Lake Elsinore, 19-1. Wow. Just wow. There wasn't any part of this game that went wrong for the 66ers. The pitching was nearly flawless as Justin Jordan gave up only one hit over six innings while walking three and striking out three. As for the offense, well, what can you say? Not much, since all I am going to do is list the entire starting lineup and let you judge for yourself.
Justin Jordan: 6.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 3 K.
Brent Johnson: 1-6, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 RBI.
Yung Chi Chen: 1-6, 1 2B, 3 RBI.
Erick Monzon: 3-5, 1 BB, 2 RBI.
Marshall Hubbard: 1-4, 1 2B, 2 BB, 3 RBI.
Matt Tuiasosopo: 4-6, 1 2B, 2 RBI.
Ron Prettyman: 4-4, 4 2B, 4 RBI.
Omar Falcon: 2-5, 2 2B, 1 BB, 2 RBI.
Chris Colton: 3-6, 1 2B, 2 RBI.
Kevin Reynolds: 3-5, 1 BB, 1 RBI.
On the docket:
Tacoma: Rich Dorman at Colorado Springs. In progress.
San Antonio: Yorman Bazardo at Arkansas. Game time is 5:10pm PDT.
Inland Empire: Ivan Blanco at Lake Elsinore. Game time is 7:05pm PDT.
Wisconsin: Justin Thomas at Cedar Rapids. Game time is 4:30pm PDT.