The two hottest hitters these days are Chris Kolkhorst and Kennard Jones but they could not help…
Kennard Jones Rakes; Fabian Jimenez Dominates
We originally had Clark Girardeau pitching seven innings against Beloit on Thursday. He actually pitched five innings. Ryan Trytten pitched the sixth and seven in relief, allowing no runs on two hits, walking one. Girardeau has not made it through six innings with his longest outing of the year a 5.2 inning performance on April 16. Thanks to Fort Wayne Wizards broadcaster Mike Maahs for supplying the correct information.
Portland suspended due to weather
The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Sunday, May 29. They are already playing a doubleheader on Saturday.
Mobile won 5-4
Kennard Jones extended his hitting streak to five games with a hit in three at bats. He is 8-for-18 with seven walks, including one walk in each game during the streak. Jones also stole his fifth base of the year and has not been thrown out on any of his theft attempts.
Mike Thompson went seven innings, allowing one run on five hits and a walk. The sole run the right-hander allowed was on a solo jack by former BayBear Todd Donovan. Thompson has allowed two or less runs in each of his five starts this year and has not allowed more than six hits in any contest.
Mike Richardson has reached base four times in the last two games without the benefit of a hit. Each time he has reached, he has scored. Richardson had scored just two runs all year in his first 15 games. His run on Friday was the game-winner.
Lake Elsinore won 3-2
Paul Abraham extended his streak of not allowing an earned run to 11 games with an inning of work on Friday. Abraham has kept the opposition to a .159 batting average in 12.1 innings of relief and has allowed just three hits in his last seven innings.
Juan Ciriaco hit his first homer of the year on Friday. The shortstop is batting .333 this year but he has scored just three runs in the last 13 games.
After allowing runs in three of his first four outings of the year, Eddie Bonine has bounced back to allow runs in only one of his last five appearances. He also held two inherited runners from scoring and earned his first win of the year. Bonine went two innings without surrendering a run, allowing just one hit. It was his first appearance away from Lake Elsinore since he allowed three runs in 1.2 innings to open the year.
Fort Wayne won 5-2
Fabian Jimenez has been nearly unhittable since entering the Midwest League. On Friday, two runs crossed the plate on him in 5.1 innings of work. He walked three and allowed just one hit. Jimenez has not allowed more than two hits in any of his four starts this year and has given up seven hits in 21.1 innings of work. He has walked 11 and has hit four batters.
Luke Steidlmayer replaced Jimenez and allowed his one inherited runner to score, the first time he has let a man inherited to score on the year, before striking out four straight batters. All five outs he recorded were by way of the strikeout.
Yordany Ramirez extended his hitting streak to six games with a homer in four at bats. The homer, a three run shot, was his first in the Midwest League. Ramirez has driven in eight runs in his last eight games.
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