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Contreras finds power; Howard finds the mound

Things got so bad in Portland that Josh Howard was on the mound, again. Mike Thompson had another bad outing. Mike Ekstrom bounced back from a tough first but San Antonio still lost. Rayner Contreras finds a part of his game that he has been searching for.

Portland lost 11-3 to Colorado Springs (Rockies) Josh Howard made his second appearance of the year as a pitcher. After not allowing a run in his first go-round on the bump, Howard allowed a two-run homer in his one inning of work on Monday. Howard had never pitched in a professional game until this season. He also drew a walk and scored a run, just his second run scored in 16 games this...

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