W - Vaughan (3-2)
SV - Hamilton (1)
HR - German (3)
26-31, 1.0 GB
Bryan Corey did a solid job in his spot start on Monday, giving up four runs on eight hits in six innings. He fanned one without issuing a walk.
Albuquerque starter and Dodgers prospect James McDonald was outstanding, striking out 10 batters in seven innings, allowing only one run.
The RedHawks were able to rally in the ninth inning, scoring four runs in the top of the frame.
They won it on a three-base error by the Isotopes centerfielder, allowing three runs to score, including Julio Borbon to come all the way around after a single.
Borbon raised his average to .300, going 2-for-5.
Third baseman Esteban German (.321/.444/.412) was 1-for-4 with a walk and a solo home run, his third of the season.
Greg Golson (1/3, 3B, BB) hit his firth triple while Steve Murphy (2/4, 2B) doubled.
Clayton Hamilton earned his first Triple-A save with a scoreless inning.
L - Kiker (3-4)
25-29, 7.0 GB
Kasey Kiker failed to pitch out of the fourth inning for the third time in four starts, as he gave up six runs—four earned—on seven hits in 3.1 innings on Monday. He walked two and struck out just one.
Thomas Diamond (3.38 ERA/.217 BAA) followed with one of his better outings of the season, tossing 2.2 hitless innings. He fanned one without walking a hitter.
Left fielder Tim Smith had his best Double-A game, going 3-for-5 with a double and two runs batted in.
Craig Gentry (1/3, 3B, 2 BB) hit his fourth triple and walked twice.
Chad Tracy (2/4), Manny Pina (2/4) and Renny Osuna (2/4) all singled twice.
26-31, 8.5 GB
The Blaze got a rare day off at home on Monday.
L - Boscan (3-3)
HR - Bianucci (10)
27-28, 6.0 GB
Wilfredo Boscan surrendered three runs in the top of the first inning, but he settled down to pitch four shutout innings afterwards.
In all, the young righty allowed three runs (one earned) in five frames, walking one and striking out four.
Yoon-Hee Nam's (0.64 ERA/.109 BAA) numbers continued to turn more and more ridiculous on Monday, as he gave up only one hit and a walk in four scoreless frames. He matched a season-high with seven strikeouts.
At the plate, DH Mike Bianucci provided Hickory's lone run with a solo homer in the sixth inning.
Cristian Santana (2/4, 2B) and Jared Bolden (1/3, 2B, BB) both doubled.
L - Rodriguez (1-1)
3-5, 2.0 GB
The DSL Rangers1 played a good old fashioned DSL slugfest on Monday, as the two teams combined for 31 runs on 30 hits and 12 errors.
Right-hander Jose Monegro was really the only effective arm for the Rangers, as he fanned seven in three shutout innings. He allowed one hit and didn't walk a man.
Shortstop Junior Payano (3/5, 2B, BB), first baseman Jairo Valdez (3/5) and Ramon Mota (3/5) all had three hits. Mota swiped his sixth base of the year.
Third baseman Jose Arias (1/4, 2B, BB) hit his first double.
W - Rojas (3-0)
SV - De Los Santos (2)
5-3, 0.0 GU
Randol Rojas (1.38 ERA/.143 BAA) earned his third win in as many appearances this season. He surrendered two earned runs in five innings, walking none and striking out one.
Left-hander Miguel De Los Santos picked up his second save after he struck out seven batters in two hitless innings, walking one. That's not a misprint—seven K's in two frames.
At the plate, Teodoro Martinez (1/6, 2B), Christian Villanueva (1/4, 2B, BB) and Francisco Lugo (1/5, 2B) all doubled.
Talented shortstop David Herrera was 2-for-2 with two walks and his second stolen base of the year.
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