Player of the Game: Raimel Tapia/Konner Wade
Jordan Patterson drove in two runs and Raimel Tapia collected another two hits (pretty much his standard) including an RBI double.
Tapia has the average back up to .312. He is hitting .349 over his last ten games and now has 103 hits in 77 games played. He has struck out three times in his last eight games.
Konner Wade threw seven innings, allowing three runs on five hits while striking out eight and not walking a batter.
Player of the Game: Kevin Padlo/Logan Sawyer
The Indians leadoff the game with a single from Darius Day followed by an RBI double from Leon Byrd to take a 1-0 lead off Hawks starting pitcher, Logan Sawyer. Sawyer settled down to retire the next eight batters he faced and eventually picked up his second win of the season, pitching seven innings and giving up one run on just four hits.
The Hawks tied the game on a solo home run from Carlos Herrera in the third inning before taking the lead on an RBI single from Tyler Follis in the fourth. The Hawks proceeded to score in each of the last four innings, totaling nine runs over that time. In the sixth inning, Eric Toole hit an RBI sacrifice fly and Kevin Padlo added a two-RBI double off the wall in left field to give the Hawks a 5-2 lead. The Hawks added one run on a wild pitch in the seventh inning before a fielder's choice and another Kevin Padlo RBI moved the score to 8-1.
The Indians added one run in the bottom of the eighth inning before the Hawks broke it wide open on a Terry McClure two-run homer followed by a Herrera RBI single to give the Hawks the 11-2 victory.
Yonathan Daza went 4-5 bringing his season (16 games) numbers to some absurd totals. He is slashing .418/.458/.627 good for a 1.130 OPS. His 14 RBI are just three shy of his 35-game total from last season in Grand Junction.
Kevin Padlo's two-hit performance brings his OPS in Boise to .916. He's hitting .359 over his last ten games.
Player of the Game: Cristhian Adames
Albuquerque spotted Las Vegas three runs and could never recover. A solo homer by the 51s' Travis Taijeron in the second got their offense rolling. Las Vegas added a pair of runs in the fourth and fifth before the Isotopes bats warmed up. Jose Rivera led off the sixth inning with a pinch-hit single, and Rafael Ynoa doubled down the left field line. After a strikeout, Cristhian Adames singled in Rivera, and Kyle Parker drove in Ynoa with a sacrifice fly to cut the lead to 3-2. Albuquerque could never regain traction though and fell 3-2.
Cristhian Adames may be on the hottest streak of any Isotopes batter this season. He finished Sunday's game 3-for-4 with an RBI. It is his second-straight three-hit game and fourth in his last six appearances. During his last nine games, Adames is now batting .511 (23-for-45) with eight runs scored, four doubles, two homers and 12 RBI.
Adames' season slash-line (68 games) is now .321/.371/.460. It has been my position since before the season began, but Adames should be in MLB by now.
Player of the Game: Noel Cuevas?
Noel Cuevas provided most of the offense for New Britain. He was their only player with multiple hits and Jeremy Barfield was the only other player who managed to drive in a run -- he did so on a sacrifice. Cuevas' 2-4 day with two RBI stood in stark contrast to the rest of the team.
Ryan Carpenter pitched six innings, giving up three runs on seven hits while striking out four and walking two.
Player of the Game: Jairo Pacheco (Ogden SP)
The Raptors worked five walks off Rockies starter Chad Zurat, who surrendered three runs over four innings, dropping to 1-1 on the season. Michael Medina doubled home a pair in the first inning to give the Raptors a 2-0 lead, but Jonathan Piron led off the second inning with a double and scored on Elvin Paulino's sacrifice fly to the Ogden lead in half.
Ogden got that run back in the bottom of the inning, and the game remained 3-1 until the Raptors scored two in the fifth. Piron scored after tripling in the sixth, but the Raptors scored two more in the bottom of the inning to make it a 7-2 game, and they put the Rockies away with a 5-run eighth inning. Piron had two of the Rockies six hits and he scored both runs. He has seven hits in the series.
Asheville got two-hit performances from Omar Carrizales, Luis Jean, and Drew Weeks but could only push two runs across. The Tourists did not record a single extra base hit.
Ryan Castellani was tagged for five runs in the first inning. He would get through four without allowing any more. He struck out two batters and walked three.