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Josh Barfield on fire; Luke Steidlmayer not

Josh Barfield

Brandon Emanuel is more than just a spot starter – he is effective. Josh Barfield is on a tear. Luke Steidlmayer flops in his Double-A debut. Fabian Jimenez is walking too many to stay in the game. Santiago Guerrero is known for triples. Chad Decker was back on the hill.

Portland won 12-0 Brandon Emanuel has been a different pitcher in the starting rotation. The righty posted a 4.10 ERA in 26.1 innings of relief with opponents hitting .243 off him. In 20 innings as a starter, Emanuel has an ERA of 2.70 and the opposition is batting .208. On Sunday, he tossed five innings of scoreless ball to pick up his second win in three starts. It is the second time he has... Recommended Stories

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