Portland lost 4-2 to Round Rock (Astros)
Tim Stauffer allowed three runs on five hits and a walk in five innings to take his third loss of the year. It was the second straight start that he has given up three runs and the third in eight starts that he has yielded three or less. The opposition is hitting .306 off him this year.
Jason Hill went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI’s. It was his third multi-RBI game of the year and fifth multi-hit game. After batting .211 in April, Hill has hit .300 in May. He did have one stolen bas against. Hill has thrown out six of the 26 baserunners attempting to steal on him.
Erick Burke tossed two scoreless innings, walking two and allowing two hits. The right-hander has walked six over his last three outings after walking seven over his first 11. Burke has given up four runs over his last 18.2 innings of work and he has given up runs in five of his 14 appearances.
Mobile lost 6-5 to Jacksonville (Dodgers) in 11 innings.
It was a Luis Cruz three-run homer, his first of the season, that tied the game in the fourth inning and eventually sent it into extra innings. His second homer of the game, coming in the bottom of the 11th inning, was not enough to save Mobile. It was his first four-RBI game of the year and fourth multi-RBI game. Cruz’ last two-homer game was also his last four RBI game on June 9. 2004. Sixteen of Cruz’ 25 hits have gone for extra bases, 64 percent.
Cesar Carrillo allowed four runs, three earned, on seven hits and two walks. He struck out six and hit a batter. It marks the third straight start that he has allowed four runs or more and he has walked two in each of those outings. Carrillo also yielded his fifth homer of the year and all have come over his last four starts. The righty did pick off a runner at first base.
Ryan Meaux worked a scoreless inning, allowing a hit and a walk in his return to the BayBears. Meaux had posted a 14.88 ERA in 13 appearances with Portland, giving up runs in eight of his outings with 13 earned runs coming over two outings. The opposition hit .420 off him with the Beavers and .576 with runners in scoring position. He did end his tour with the Beavers with two scoreless outings before being sent down.
Lake Elsinore lost 7-3 to San Jose (Giants)
Jonathan Ellis came into the game with just one earned run allowed over his first 19.2 innings of work. He had a streak of 13 scoreless innings going. On Saturday, he gave up four runs on four hits and a walk in one inning of work. Even after the game, Ellis has still given up just three hits in 21 at bats with runners in scoring position.
Jose Lobaton notched just his second multi-hit game of the year and first three-hit night. He smacked his first homer of the year, a two-run shot, and doubled his RBI total on the year. After starting the year with one hit in his first 16 at bats, the catcher has eight hits over his last 26 with three extra base hits. He has thrown out six of the 27 runners attempting to steal on him.
Mike Ekstrom gave up three runs on six hits and three walks in five innings. It is the first time this year that he has given up three earned runs in a start. He has, however, walked three batters in four starts. Five of his 12 earned runs have come in the second inning with two of those coming on Saturday.
Leo Rosales allowed a walk over a scoreless inning of work in his return to Lake Elsinore.
Fort Wayne won 4-0 over Southwest Michigan (Devil Rays)
Fabian Jimenez added six innings of scoreless ball to boost his successive inning streak without a run allowed to 16 frames. He gave up three hits, walked two and struck out five. Jimenez has given up eight hits over the streak, a .148 average against, with seven walks allowed. It is the fourth time this year he has thrown shutout ball and has kept the opposition to one run or less in five of seven starts. He has also limited opponents to four hits or less in five of his seven outings.
Daryl Jones went 2-for-4 with two RBI’s to give him 23 on the year, trailing the team lead by one. He has been on base in seven straight games with ten RBI’s over that span. He has a hit in 23 of his 30 games with seven multi-hit games. Jones has also scored a run in six of his last seven.
Dropped to seventh in the order for the first time this year, Josh Alley responded with a 2-for-4 night with an RBI. While he is hitting .188 on the year, Alley has been on base in all 22 of his games thanks to 26 walks. The streak is second best in the Midwest League and gives him a .387 on base percentage for the year. Alley also added his ninth theft of the year in 12 attempts.