Steve Delabar electric; Peter Ciofrone blast
Peter Ciofrone

Posted Jun 14, 2006


Jack Cassel hasn’t been up to snuff of late. Sean Thompson was pounded hard and Joey Gomes was the only offense. Peter Ciofrone came back to Lake Elsinore with a bang and Chris Jaile picked up his first win as a starter. Steve Delabar was electric over seven innings.

Portland lost 7-4 to Tucson (Diamondbacks)

Justin Leone went 1-for-4 and added an RBI. It was the seventh time this year that Leone has had an RBI in two or more games in a row. It was, however, just his third RBI for the month. Leone is hitting 261 in June with ten walks, upping the mark from his .211 May. He is hitting .344 with runners in scoring position.

Jack Cassel made it through six innings, giving up six runs on 11 hits and a walk. The right-hander has given up four runs or more in each of his last six starts and 25 over his last 22.1 innings. The opposition has hit .313 off him with 77 hits in 59.1 innings. Twenty nine of the 77 hits he has allowed have gone for extra bases.

Manny Alexander went 1-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI. The shortstop has knocked in a run in six of his last eight games and has also scored a run in six of eight. After hitting .216 over his first two months of the year, Alexander is hitting .286 in June with five multi-hit games. His .973 fielding percentage is fifth-best in the PCL among shortstops with 45 or more games.

Mobile lost 7-0 to Montgomery (Devil Rays)

Sean Thompson was pummeled for six runs on eight hits and a walk in taking his sixth loss of the year. He gave up two homers, the third time in four games he has suffered through a multi-homer game. It was his worst outing of the year, as he had not given up more than four earned runs in any start. It is the seventh time in 13 starts that he has given up seven or more hits. He was also called for a balk.

Ryan Trytten gave up a run in two innings of work on a solo homer. It was the third homer he has given up in his last four appearances. Trytten has given up runs in each of his last four outings and nine times in 15 games with Mobile. After posting a 3.75 ERA over the first two months of the year, Trytten has been tagged for seven runs over his last 2.1 innings.

Joey Gomes accounted for two of Mobile’s three hits, extending his hitting streak to five games. He is 9-for-20 over that span and Tuesday was his fifth multi-hit game in 12 contests. He is hitting .455 against left-handed pitching and .310 versus righties.

Lake Elsinore won 4-3 to Visalia (Devil Rays)

In his first game back with Lake Elsinore, Peter Ciofrone sent a three-run blast over the wall and picked another base hit and a walk. Ciofrone collected six hits in 26 at bats along with five walks for Mobile, spending most of his time at third base. He returned to left field with the Storm and now has five RBI’s in his last two California League games and 13 in his last eight.

Chris Jaile made his third start of the year, picking up his first win as a starter and third of the year. The right-hander surrendered three runs on six hits and two walks in five innings of work. Over three starts, Jaile has given up six runs in 14 innings of work. As a reliever, he has posted a 4.97 ERA over 17 appearances.

Kyle Stutes pitched to the minimum in two innings of work, striking out three. It is the eighth time in 22 appearances he has faced the minimum. The lefty has given up runs in two of his last 11 outings and six of 22 on the year. He has held the opposition to a .185 average against and boasts a WHIP of 0.75. He has given up just one hit in 20 at bats with runners in scoring position.

Fort Wayne won 2-1 over Cedar Rapids (Angels)

Steve Delabar pitched to one batter above the minimum in seven innings of work, giving up a double and a walk while striking out six. It is the third time in his last five outings that he has thrown shutout ball and he has won five of his last seven games. Delabar has given up two runs or less in six of his last seven and nine of 13 on the season. Tuesday was his longest outing of the year and he has given up four hits or less in eight of his starts.

Brandon Higelin gave up a hit in his lone inning, keeping his 1.26 ERA on the season intact. The lefty has given up runs in six of his 26 appearances this year and has held the opposition to a .188 average against. In 36 1t bats with runners in scoring position, Higelin has given up two hits. Over his last nine outings, spanning 12.1 innings he has walked just a single batter.

Santiago Guerrero went 1-for-4 with an RBI, his second of the season. It was his first hit since rejoining the Wizards on June 8. He had two hits in nine at bats in early May. Guerrero has struck out seven times in his last 14 at bats. All three of his this year have come with runners on base while he has gone 0-for-10 with the bases empty.



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