W – Wood (9-3)
HR – Gold (14), Diaz (7)
55-54, 5.0 GB
Mike Wood bounced back from a rough start to post eight innings of three run, five-hit ball. He walked three and struck out three.
Designated hitter Victor Diaz went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a home run, and a walk.
First baseman Nate Gold was 2-for-4 with a double, a homer, and a walk.
Left fielder Kevin West (2/5), second baseman Tug Hulett (2/5, 2B) and centerfielder Freddy Guzman (2/4, BB) also had two hits.
W – Mathis (9-6)
HR – Mayberry (10)
22-17, 0.5 GB
Doug Mathis (4.04 ERA/.286 BAA) got back on track with eight shutout innings on Wednesday. The Missouri product gave up three hits, walked none, and fanned six.
Right fielder John Mayberry (.242/.307/.483) was 1-for-4 with a solo home run.
Second baseman German Duran was the only RoughRider with multiple hits, as he singled twice in four at-bats.
W – Giles (6-4)
SV – Marte (5)
16-24, 10.0 GB
Bakersfield flashed a new left side of the infield on Wednesday, as Elvis Andrus and John Whittleman played in their first games.
Andrus was hitless in five at bats, striking out three times, while Whittleman went 0-for-4 with a walk.
Starter Andy Walker allowed five runs – three earned – on five hits in six innings, walking one and fanning three.
Georgia Tech product Jared Hyatt struck out two in 1 1/3 scoreless frames. Hyatt has allowed two earned runs in seven innings with the Blaze.
Catcher Max Ramirez (2/3, 2B, BB), first baseman Freddie Thon (2/5, 2B), and left fielder Ben Harrison (2/5, 2B) all singled and doubled in the game.
Second baseman Thomas Berkery added three singles in four at-bats.
W – Kiker (5-3)
SV – Lueke (3)
HR – Kemp (2), Harrigan (1)
17-21, 6.5 GB
Marcus Lemon (.267/.356/.351) recorded his sixth multi-hit game in his last eight contests with two singles and a walk.
Lemon was also caught stealing for the 12th time in the season. He has been caught eight times since his last stolen base.
Kasey Kiker (3.14 ERA/.230 BAA) allowed three runs in six innings, giving up seven hits, walking two, and striking out three.
Centerfielder David Paisano finally reached the Mendoza Line with two hits – including a double – in four at-bats.
K.C. Herren (.286/.369/.465) was 1-for-2 with two walks.
First baseman Chris Kemp and catcher Hunter Harrigan each went 1-for-4 with round-trippers.
Relief pitchers Craig Crow (1.1 IP) and Josh Lueke (1.2 IP) didn't allow a run. Lueke struck out four.
L – Brigham (4-2)
19-23, 1.0 GB
Jacob Brigham yielded five runs in five innings, but only one was earned. He surrendered five hits while walking one and punching out five.
Red-hot relievers Keisuke Ueno (2 IP) and Dan Sattler (1 IP) each hurled hitless relief.
0-3, 2.5 GB