Player of the Game: Ryan McMahon/Zach Jemiola
Ryan McMahon whacked two homers in the Modesto Nuts' 12-1 rout of the Bakersfield Blaze on Wednesday night at Sam Lynn Ballpark. Ryan McMahon cracked his first homer in the third to put the Nuts (45-44; 12-7) up by four. In the fifth, McMahon whacked his second to make it a 7-1 game. He added a RBI in the sixth and dinished 3-for-5 with three RBI and three runs scored. Correlle Prime drove in three runs and Troy Stein reached in all five of his plate appearances with three walks, a double and a single. Zach Jemiola (W, 4-2) dominated to earn his fourth straight win. The righty worked seven innings and allowed just a RBI groundout. Jemiola did not walk a batter and struck out five. Trent Daniel and Matt Carasiti each tossed a scoreless frame.
Raimel Tapia added a hit in his first game back from the Future's Game in which he went 2-2. In his last 30 days (96 ABs) Tapia is hitting .375/.410/.531.
He has hit safely in 18 of his last 19 games (not counting the Futures Game) and is currently riding an eight game streak wherein he is OPS'ing 1.190. During the stretch he is walking at an 8.8 percent clip and striking out at 5.9 percent.
Player of the Game: Peter Lambert (Rookie debut)
Player of the Game: Javier Medina (Rookie debut)
On Wednesday at Kindrick Legion Field, the Grand Junction Rockies started a pair of 18-year olds on the mound in their doubleheader against the Helena Brewers. Peter Lambert pitched well, but was on the wrong end of the Rockies 4-2 loss, while Javier Medina tossed three scoreless innings in a 6-3 win in game 2.
In three innings, Lambert, the Rockies second round pick from San Dimas, California allowed just one earned run with three strikeouts, but the Rockies were sloppy behind him, committing three errors in the game's first two innings. He left trailing 3-0, but the Rockies got within a run late. Tyler Nevin doubled and scored in the fourth inning, and did the same in the sixth, but Helena added another unearned run in the seventh, and the Rockies went down in order their last time up. Nevin finished game one with three hits in three at bats.
In game two, Medina struck out five in his three innings, and the Rockies led 4-0 when the game was handed to the bullpen. Anthony Brito and Mylz Jones worked bases loaded walks in the second, while Chris Rabago started the third inning with a home run. In the fourth inning, Nevin stayed hot with a triple and scored on a sacrifice fly.
Yay, Tyler Nevin!
A Carlos Herrera home run tied the game in the eighth inning but it would prove to be not enough as the Boise Hawks fell to the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes by a score of 5-4 on Wednesday evening, losing their fourth consecutive game. The Hawks took an early 2-0 lead in the second inning off a three base throwing error on a Hamlet Marte ground ball that scored Brian Mundell and Max White.
Following an eighth inning leadoff double from David Dahl, Carlos Herrera tied the game at 4-4 with his second home run of the season. The score would remain tied until the bottom of the ninth inning when Ronnie Jebavy hit a first-pitch walk off home run to give the Volcanoes the 5-4 victory.
Kevin Padlo went 0-2 but drew two walks. Dahl was 1-4, Herrera 2-3 with a walk.
Pedro Gonzalez went 2-5 with a double raising his OPS to .848.