Portland won 3-2 in 10
Since missing out on a chance to join the Padres bullpen, Randy Williams has been solid for the Beavers. Williams has allowed one run on four hits in six outings, spanning 6.1 innings. He has not allowed an inherited runner to score this year.
Robert Fick returned from the injured list to drive in the winning run in the tenth inning on a sacrifice fly. Fick, who went 1-for-3 and was hit by a pitch, had been out since opening day.
Damian Jackson went 1-for-2 with three walks and a run scored. He stole second in the tenth and moved to third when former Beaver Yamid Haad sailed his throw into center. He scored on the Fick fly ball. Jackson has not had more than one hit in any of his five games but has reached base at least twice in four of them.
Joe Gerber stretched his hitless streak to 24 at bats when he flied out in the ninth inning.
Mobile lost 2-0
The BayBears managed just four hits on Tuesday with Greg Sain accounting for two of those. Sain extended his hitting streak to seven games, going 10-for-28 over the streak. He did get thrown out trying to steal second base. Sain went 1-1 in stolen base attempts last season
Mobile hitters struck out 13 times. Corey Smith and Nick Trzesniak, both hitting above .300, whiffed three times apiece. It was the first time this year that Smith has struck out three times in the same game and the second time for Trzesniak. Ironically, Trzesniak has whiffed just two times in eight other games.
Mike Thompson went seven strong, allowing two runs on six hits and a walk. The one error, a two run homer in the second. Thompson has allowed four runs over his first three starts of the year, spanning 18 innings of work. His most impressive stat on the young season is a .224 batting average against, a year after hitters batted at a .290 clip and .297 in games he started.
"I think we're pitching real well right now," said BayBears reliever Craig Breslow, who retired two batters in a scoreless eighth inning. "The hits will come. Our hitters led the way for us for awhile; we have a long season ahead of us."
Lake Elsinore lost 4-3
Steve Baker has four outfield assists this season in 12 games. He threw out a runner at home plate on Tuesday, one day after nabbing a runner at second. His first two assists also came on successive days. Baker also went 2-for-4 at the plate, the only batter to record multiple hits, with an RBI. He's hitting .380 on the year.
Chris Tierney allowed three runs on six hits in six innings of work. He has allowed three earned runs in each of his three starts this year but Tuesday was the first time he pitched more than 4.1 innings. Tierney allowed four or more earned runs in five of his eight starts with the Storm last year.
Howie Pence made his fourth appearance of the year and took the loss. Pence has allowed runs in three of his four outings. Last year while with Fort Wayne, Pence made 17 appearances before allowing a run in three different games.
Fort Wayne won 7-2
Brett Dowdy hit his first homer of the year, going 2-for-5 with two RBI's. The third baseman had gone through his first eight games without an extra base hit but has two in the last two days. Dowdy hit one home run last year, and had five extra base hits in 78 games, splitting time between Double-A Jacksonville (36 games) and Vero Beach (42). Dowdy has five RBI's this year, matching his total with Jacksonville last year.
Clayton Hamilton allowed one run, zero earned, on five hits in five innings of work to get his second straight win. It took Hamilton 12 games, including six starts, to get his season total of two wins last year.
Matt Bush entered the game with two errors on the season but committed three on Tuesday. Bush made seven errors in eight games while playing for Eugene last year and he committed ten errors in 21 games playing Rookie League ball in Arizona.