W – Littleton (7-1)
SV – Kometani (1)
HR – Richardson (4)
48-40, 7.5 GU
Matt Harrison (3.55 ERA/.282 BAA) gave up one run in six innings. He scattered seven hits, walked two, and struck out five.
Catcher and nine-hole hitter Kevin Richardson (.260/.331/.433) was 3-for-4 with a double and a home run.
Shortstop Joaquin Arias (.294/.319/.388) was 3-for-5 with a triple – his seventh of the season.
Nate Gold (2/6) had two singles while Travis Metcalf (1/5, 2B) doubled.
Relievers Bill White (1 IP), Wes Littleton (1.2 IP) and Kea Kometani (1 IP) all tossed scoreless ball.
L – Hodges (6-6)
10-3, 1.5 GU
Starter Trey Hodges (5.45 ERA/.288 BAA) yielded seven runs on 11 hits in four innings.
Elvis Andrus (2/5, 2B), Dustin Majewski (2/4, 2B), and Emerson Frostad (2/4, 2B) all singled and doubled.
J.T. Restko and Jose Vallejo both singled twice in four at-bats.
Southpaw Zack Parker allowed only one hit in three shutout innings. He walked one and struck out one.
Clayton Hamilton hurled two shutout innings, fanning one.
L – Lueke (2-5)
HR – Gomez (6), Mehl (2), Pina (2)
4-10, 7.0 GB
Kasey Kiker gave up six runs – three earned – on 10 hits in six innings. He walked two and struck out three.
Mauro Gomez (1/5, HR), Truan Mehl (1/4, HR), and Manny Pina (2/4, HR) all hit solo home runs from the 7-8-9 spots in the order.
Second baseman Renny Osuna (.364/.430/.497 in 75 total games) reached base in all five plate appearances. He singled twice and walked three times.
W – Ortiz (1-0)
HR – Greene (12), Lawson (3)
5-10, 5.0 GB
Derek Holland continued to make his case for a promotion on Thursday, as he fanned 11 batters in six innings pitched. The left-hander allowed one run on five hits and one walk.
Third baseman Jonathan Greene (.236/.358/.438) was 1-for-2 with two walks and a home run.
Greene's on-base percentage is 122 points higher than his batting average, but he has just 31 walks on the season. The main reason for Greene's inflated OBP is because of his willingness to wear a pitch in the ribs. Greene has been plunked 20 times this season.
Second baseman Matt Lawson was 2-for-5 with a three-run homer. His long ball helped put the game away in Clinton's five run top of the ninth inning.
Cristian Santana (2/4, 2B, BB), Carlos Dominguez (3/5) and Kyle Murphy (2/4) also had multiple hits.
Jonathan Ortiz earned his first win of the season with a perfect inning. He struck out one.
Tall righty Adalberto Flores finished the game with two punchouts in a shutout frames.
W – Schlecht (2-1)
12-5, 2.0 GU
Martin Perez gave up seven hits in four innings pitched, but he was able to limit Eugene to just one run. The 17-year-old lefty walked one and struck out four.
Second baseman Jason Ogata (.271/.390/.333) saw his batting average jump after he singled five times in five at-bats.
David Paisano (2/5, 2B), Jared Bolden (2/4, 2B, BB) and Doug Hogan (2/4, 2B) all singled and doubled.
After getting off to a slow start at the plate, Bolden now has extra-base hits in each of his last five contests.
Matt West (.305/.388/.356) singled twice and walked.
Right-handed pitcher Ryan Schlecht (1.80 ERA/.219 BAA in 10 IP) gave up one run in three innings. He allowed three hits, walked two, and struck out two.
Former Seton Hall pitcher Corey Young struck out five in two innings. He gave up two runs, one of which was earned.
W – Roark (2-0)
SV – Eppley (1)
The AZL Rangers were fueled by a seven run bottom of the sixth inning.
Leadoff hitter and Elon product Chris Dove went 2-for-3 with a triple and two walks.
Jairo Valdez (3/4, 2 2B), Erik Morrison (2/4, 2B, BB), and Lejuan Hill (2/4, 2B) all doubled.
Second baseman Edward Martinez singled twice and walked in five plate appearances. He also had a sacrifice fly.
Rehabbing starting pitcher Levi Romero yielded two runs, one earned, in 3 2/3 innings. He gave up five hits, walked two, and fanned one.
Tanner Roark earned the victory after giving up one run on four hits in 2 1/3 innings.
W – Mendoza (2-0)
HR – Solis (2)
18-10, 0.5 GB
Anyenil Mendoza (0.61 ERA/.200 BAA in 14.2 IP) hurled five scoreless innings. He surrendered two hits while walking two and fanning six.
Third baseman Emmanuel Solis (.224/.327/.341) was a double short of the cycle. He was 3-for-5 with a single, a triple, and a home run.
First baseman Juvenal Lara (1/3, 3B, BB) also tripled.
2B Alex Gonzalez (3/5), SS Edwin Garcia (2/4), and DH Tomas Telis (2/3, 2 BB) all had multiple singles.
Right fielder Juan Polanco singled and walked three times. He now has 24 walks and 26 strikeouts in 28 games this season.
Francisco Mendoza (1.71 ERA/.188 BAA) didn't allow a run or a hit in three innings. He walked one and struck out four.
W – Munoz (2-1)
SV – Monegro (2)
HR – Perez (1)
Miguel Munoz made his first start since tossing a complete game three-hit shutout on June 27.
Munoz was nearly as good, going seven innings and allowing one run on six hits. He walked one and struck out three.
First baseman Alison Perez had the game's big blast with a three-run homer in the bottom of the sixth inning. The shot put the Rangers on top for good.
Subscribe to LoneStarDugout.com today! Only $79.95 brings you one full year of Total Access Pass and all premium content on LoneStarDugout.com, Scout™ Player and Roster Database (including the 'Hot News' at the top of the site), Breaking News and Information, Total Access to all Scout.com Websites, and Player Pages, detailing the progress and careers of players from high school, the minors, and the pro ranks.
Sample the LoneStarDugout.com Total Access Pass™ at no risk for 7 days, then pay only $7.95 or $21.95. If you want to save 2 months off the monthly subscription price, simply choose the annual LoneStarDugout.com Total Access Pass™ at $79.95.