Drew Davidson blasts; Steve Delabar deals

Drew Davidson blasts; Steve Delabar deals

Jared Wells had an RBI but it didn't secure him victory. Clark Girardeau likes giving up the long ball. Jose Lobaton doubled up his previous numbers in Fort Wayne and Drew Davidson went deep again. Steve Delabar had his finest outing of the year – and lost. Trey Johnston had a perfect evening under the sun.

Portland game was postponed

Mobile lost 5-3

Jared Wells went seven and surrendered five runs, three earned, on seven hits and two walks, losing his second game in a row. The opposition is hitting .312 off him since he joined Mobile but he has limited them to a .214 average against with runners in scoring position. Wells did notch his first pro hit and it came with an RBI attached. He entered the game 0-for-3 before going 1-for-2 at the plate.

Geoffrey Jones has steadily done his job in the Mobile bullpen. He pitched another scoreless inning on Sunday and has not given up a hit in 7.2 innings. It is safe to say he has not given up a run over that time either. His ERA is the lowest it has been, 3.39, since May 13. Since the start of July the opposition is hitting .148 off him.

Lake Elsinore lost 4-2

Clark Girardeau pitched seven innings, allowing four runs on eight hits and two walks. For the second game in a row, he gave up two homers. He has given up at least one in five straight starts and has given up two on three occasions over that time frame. Girardeau has given up four runs or more in nine of his 13 starts for the Storm. The opposition is hitting .308 off him on the year.

Brett Bonvechio is 0-for-7 over the last two games with all of his outs coming by way of the strikeout. The third baseman is in an 0-for-19 slump, striking out 12 times. He leads the Padres' minors in whiffs with 133, a total that is fifth worst among all Minor Leaguers. He is striking out 35 percent of the time that he records an at bat.

Fort Wayne won 12-7

While Josh Alley extended his hitting streak to 12 games, Drew Davidson gets the print for the second day in a row. Davidson homered for the second time in as many days, going 2-for-5 with three RBI's. He has knocked in a run four days in a row and has nine over that span. He is hitting .348 with the Wizards through five games and has scored three runs.

Kelvin Vazquez went 3-for-6 with four RBI's, matching his total number of RBI's through his first 24 games of the year, split between Eugene and Fort Wayne. The infielder doubled twice – his first multi-extra base game of the year. He scored two runs, his fifth multi-run adventure of the year.

Jose Lobaton collected four hits in five at bats, two more than he had all season with the Wizards. He entered play with two hits in 26 at bats as the backup catcher. He is 2-for-7 in throwing out Midwest League runners and has picked one runner off first base. He has three passed balls on the year, one with the Wizards and two with Peoria.

Eugene lost 1-0

Steve Delabar matched zeroes for all he could. He went 6.1 innings and allowed one run on a solo homer – and it cost him the game. It was the only run he would allow on four hits while striking out five. He has surrendered a homer in four straight games but has given up nine runs over the past five games. The opposition has hit just .151 off him with runners in scoring position.

Alfredo Fernandez has settled into his new role quite nicely. He went an inning and two-thirds, preventing one inherited runner from scoring. He did not allow a hit and has given up two hits over his last six innings while striking out seven. He has won two of his last three appearances and his ERA dropped to 1.88 and the opposition has hit just .198 off him.

AZL Padres won 6-2 on Saturday

Trey Johnston was perfect on the day, 3-for-3 with a hit by pitch. Johnston was back on the field at third base after spending the offseason working at catcher. He has trotted out to the hot corner in most of his games with Peoria. His night on Saturday included a double, an RBI and two runs scored. He also committed his third error of the year and was caught stealing. Johnston has four RBI's in his last four games and is 5-for-10 over that span.

Juan Jimenez has been the innings eater down in Arizona. He went 7.2 on Saturday, allowing one run on four hits and two walks while striking out a season-high nine. It is the third game in a row he has gone seven-plus and the fifth time in the last seven he has treaded out to the mound for the long haul. It is the second time Jimenez has gone seven plus and allowed four hits or less – a far cry from the nine hits he has surrendered in four of his last six starts.

Luany Sanchez continues his hot hand with a 2-for-4 night. He also hit his first homer of the year and scored two runs. The homer was his first since August 23 of 2004. Sanchez is tenth in the Arizona Rookie League in hitting and his 33 hits is one shy of team leader Kyle Blanks. Sanchez also nabbed the one baserunner attempting to steal and has caught three of the last five and 13 of 40 overall.

AZL Padres had Sunday off

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