Mario Ramos was smacked around for seven runs on six hits and two walks in an inning and a third on Sunday. The lefty has given up 12 runs in his last 6.2 innings of work with four homers against. The opposition is raking at a .345 clip with runners in scoring position off him and that number goes up to .429 with RISP and two outs.
As the only Portland pitcher not to allow a run, Jon Adkins deserved the mention. Adkins stretched his scoreless streak with Portland to seven appearances and the right-hander has given up two hits over his last six outings. In seven innings, Adkins has surrendered just three hits and has not walked a batter, keeping opponents to a .120 average against.
Continuing his hot hand, Jack Cust jacked two homers and drove in three runs. A fact that is somewhat hard to believe, Cust's last multi-homer game came nearly four years ago, on May 5, 2002 while playing with Colorado Springs of the PCL. Cust has nine RBI's over his last five games and sports a .482 on base percentage.
Mobile rained out versus Mississippi (Braves)
The fifth game between the BayBears and Mississippi Braves was rained out after one inning Sunday.
Lake Elsinore lost 4-2 to Bakersfield (Rangers)
Cesar Ramos matched his career-high for hits allowed with ten, as four runs, three earned, crossed the plate in a loss, his first decision of the year. Ramos has given up eight runs over his last ten innings after surrendering just three over his first three starts. Opponents are hitting .348 off him with runners in scoring position this year.
Jeremy Cleveland prevented further damage all by his lonesome. He was credited with three outfield assists on the day, tossing out two runners at home plate and another at third base. Cleveland ended the third inning with a strike to Chase Headley to nab Philip Hawke. In the fifth, Tim Brown played the part of the relay man and tossed out Hawke at home plate. An inning later, Cleveland hit the catcher without any assistance to catch Micah Furtado at home plate.
Jonathan Ellis pitched two scoreless innings on Sunday to extend his scoreless streak to eight innings. He has given up just one run over his first 14.2 innings this year, striking out 19 in the process. After giving up four hits over his first 8.2 innings, Ellis has surrendered seven hits over his last six frames.
Fort Wayne rained out versus Beloit (Twins)
A combination of wet field conditions and a forecast for more rain has forced a postponement of today's scheduled doubleheader featuring the Fort Wayne Wizards and the Beloit Snappers.
The revised plan for the remainder of this series (weather permitting) calls for the resumption of yesterday's suspended game at 5:30 p.m. on Monday (Fort Wayne time), which will be played to it's scheduled nine innings. That will be followed by a seven-inning game.
On Tuesday, the teams will play a pair of seven-inning games, beginning at 6:00 p.m. (Fort Wayne time).
The Power Rankings will appear in full on Monday night due to NFL Draft weekend.