Triple-A — Portland 8, Tacoma 5
Matt Antonelli: 0-for-3, BB, SF
Chip Ambres: 1-for-5, HR
Brian Myrow: 0-for-4, BB
Will Venable: 1-for-3, BB, SB
Nick Hundley: 1-for-3, 2B, BB
Justin Huber (DH): 1-for-4, 2B
Luis Rodriguez: 3-for-4, 2B
Josh Geer: 6 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 3 HR, 1 BB, 2 SO, WP
Dirk Hayhurst: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 1 BB, 1 SO
Joe Thatcher: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 0 BB, 2 SO
The Beavers scored five runs over the final four innings to pull out the victory. A sac fly off the bat of Antonelli pushed Portland ahead in the ninth, with a two-run Ambres homer giving the visitors a little insurance… Three hits for Rodriguez — I need to talk crap about him more often… Thatcher continues to pitch brilliantly at Portland; I still think he can contribute at the big-league level if he just gains some consistency with his release point.
Double-A — San Antonio 5, Midland 2
Drew Macias: 2-for-4, SF
Chad Huffman: 2-for-4, 2 2B, HBP
Kyle Blanks: 2-for-5
Craig Cooper: 0-for-4
Jose Lobaton: 0-for-4
Will Inman: 7 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 BB, 11 SO, 2 WP (93 pitches, 64 strikes)
Jonathan Ellis: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 1 BB, 1 SO
Inman is making it extremely difficult for the skeptics to maintain their position. He’s got that K/9 up to 9.74.
No games scheduled in the Cal League.
Low-A — Fort Wayne 7, West Michigan 0
Drew Cumberland (SS): 3-for-4, BB, SB
Lance Zawadzki (2B): 0-for-2, BB
Justin Baum: 2-for-4, 2B, 3B, BB
Felix Carrasco: 0-for-2, 3 BB
Yefri Carvajal: 1-for-5
Brad Chalk: 2-for-4, BB
Shane Buschini: 1-for-3, BB
Matt Teague: 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 1 BB, 2 SO (11 GO)
Cumberland has collected three hits in five of his last nine games… He’s raised his batting average from .248 to .285 during that stretch.
Short-Season-A — Spokane 7, Eugene 4
Nice day at the plate for Valdez; unfortunately his error in the fifth led to four unearned runs.
No games in the Arizona League on Monday.