W - Ramirez (2-4)
19-25, ??? GB
The RedHawks picked up a much-needed victory on Wednesday afternoon.
Leadoff hitter Julio Borbon (.294/.347/.374) led the way, going 3-for-5 with a double, a triple, and a walk. He now has four triples on the season.
DH Brandon Boggs (.318/.413/.443 in May) was 2-for-5 with a double, a walk, and three runs batted in.
Royce Huffman (2/5, 2B, BB) also doubled.
Jose Vallejo (1/2, 3 BB) and Greg Golson (0/2, 3 BB) both walked three times. Vallejo doubled his Triple-A walk total in one game.
Elizardo Ramirez got the start and gave up four runs in five innings.
John Bannister tossed a perfect ninth inning, lowering his Triple-A ERA to 4.35.
W - Poveda (5-3)
HR - Frostad (2)
22-21, 2.0 GB
Omar Poveda turned in perhaps his best professional start on Wednesday night.
The right-hander recorded his first career complete game in 88 starts, not to mention his first complete-game shutout.
Poveda went all nine innings, allowing no runs on just three base hits, walking two and striking out three.
At one point, Poveda retired 15 consecutive hitters. He threw 107 pitches and 72 for strikes.
Making his Double-A debut, right fielder Mitch Moreland went 3-for-4 with a double.
Cleanup hitter Chad Tracy was 2-for-4 with two doubles and two runs batted in.
Emerson Frostad smacked a two-run homer in the fourth inning, his second in as many games.
Left fielder Dustin Majewski singled twice and walked once in four plate appearances.
Manny Pina was 0-for-2 with a walk. After his phenomenal April, the catcher is batting just .209 in 67 May at-bats.
L - Bleier (1-3)
HR - Butler (5)
21-25, 8.0 GB
Richard Bleier was burned by a seven-run third inning, and he ended up surrendering eight runs—seven earned—in five innings. He struck out four and walked zero.
Lefty Ryan Falcon (1.85 ERA/.222 BAA) tossed a scoreless inning, giving up one hit, walking none, and striking out one.
Adalberto Flores struck out one in a perfect inning.
Outfielder Joey Butler (.312/.366/.495 in May) was 2-for-4 with solo round-tripper, his fifth of the season.
Engel Beltre (3/5) singled twice and hit his ninth double.
Left fielder Tim Smith came off the disabled list and went 2-for-4 with a walk and a run batted in.
W - Boscan (3-1)
HR - Hogan (7), Paisano (1)
24-22, 2.5 GB
Wilfredo Boscan (0.40 ERA/.104 BAA) came off the disabled list on Wednesday and picked up exactly where he left off. The young righty gave up just two hits in five scoreless innings, walking one and striking out zero.
In 22.2 innings this year, Boscan has allowed one run on eight hits, walking four and striking out 15. He is currently working on an 18-inning scoreless streak.
Catcher Doug Hogan (.291/.400/.655 in May) was 3-for-4 with a grand slam home run. He now has two homers and eight RBIs in his last two games.
David Paisano (.341/.391/.494 in May) was 3-for-3 with his first home run of the season.
Michael Hollander (3/5, BB) and Jake Kaase (2/3) both singled multiple times.
First baseman Erik Morrison (1/3, 2B, 2 BB) socked his eighth double of the season.
Mike Bianucci and Matt West both added RBI singles.
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