Down on the Farm: July 6
Mesa took a first-inning lead they would never relinquish, shutting down the AZL Brewers, 6-1.
LHP Rich Hill (ND 0-1, 6.23) 4.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K
HOMERS – Nelson Perez (2)
? Starter Rich Hill rebounded from a rough previous outing by allowing just one hit and one walk over 4.0 shutout inning, fanning six.
? LF Jericho Jones recorded his fourth straight multi-hit affair, going 2-for-4 with a triple, a run scored and two RBI … he is 8-for-15 (.533) with a double, a triple, a homer, five runs scored and three RBI over those games.
? RF Nelson Perez extended his hit streak to seven games, going 2-for-3 with a homer, a run scored and two RBI … he is 12-for-29 (.414) with three doubles, two triples, two homers, five runs scored and 11 RBI over the streak.
Iowa hit three home runs as part of a five-run third inning, erasing a 3-0 deficit on their way to trouncing Oklahoma, 12-5.
RHP Kevin Hart (W 2-5, 3.35) 5.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
HOMERS – Micah Hoffpauir (9), Jason Dubois (12), Koyie Hill (7)
? 1B Micah Hoffpauir recorded his sixth straight multi-hit affair and extended his hit streak to eight games, going 3-for-5 with a walk, a double, a homer, a run scored and two RBI … he is 18-for-37 (.486) with eight doubles, three homers, eight runs scored and 16 RBI over the streak.
? LF Jason Dubois hit his team-leading 12th home run as part of a three-hit game, finishing 3-for-4 with a walk, the homer, two runs scored and three RBI … it was his fourth homer in his last seven contests.
? 3B Casey McGehee was 3-for-6 with two runs scored, extending his hit streak to 13 games … he is 24-for-48 (.500) with five doubles, three homers, 12 runs scored and 16 RBI during the streak.
Tennessee rode the arm of Mitch Atkins and a late offensive explosion to an 8-0 shutout of Carolina, stretching their division lead back to 2.0 games.
RHP Mitch Atkins (W 9-6, 3.76) 7.1 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
HOMERS – Jake Fox (7), Kyle Reynolds (6)
? Starter Atkins turned in his 11th quality start of the year and picked up his team-leading ninth win, tossing 7.1 shutout innings, allowing just five hits and a walk while fanning three … he also had a good day at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a run scored.
? LF Jake Fox‘s lone hit proved to be the decisive one, a two-run, sixth-inning blast that put the Smokies in front for good … Fox finished 1-for-5 with the dinger, a run scored and two RBI.
? CF Tyler Colvin tied a season-high with four hits, finishing 4-for-5 with a double and two runs scored.
Daytona broke a 4-4 tie with three runs in the top of the ninth to take the series finale from Brevard County, 7-4.
RHP Hung-Wen Chen (ND) 5.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
? C Blake Lalli hit in his fourth straight game, going 1-for-4 with a run scored and three RBI … he is 7-for-16 (.438) with two doubles, three runs scored and six RBI over that span.
? 2B-C Robinson Chirinos went 1-for-4 with two RBI … he has hit safely in each of his six games with Daytona, recording a .375 average (9-for-24) with six walks, a double, a triple, two homers, nine runs scored and seven RBI.
? Daytona made the most of their offensive production, scoring seven runs on just six hits, all singles.
Peoria rode a masterful pitching performance from Chris Siegfried and the bullpen to a 1-0 blanking of the River Bandits.
LHP Chris Siegfried (ND) 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
HOMERS – Marquez Smith (14)
? Starter Chris Siegfried tossed 5.0 innings of one-hit, scoreless ball, striking out one.
? 3B Marquez Smith provided the lone run on a solo shot, his team-leading 14th of the year … he finished 2-for-4 with the dinger, a run scored and an RBI.
? RHP Stephen Vento threw 2.0 hitless innings, walking one and fanning two to earn his ninth save.
Boise scored three in the bottom of the ninth, but their comeback fell short as they dropped a 10-7 decision to Vancouver.
LHP James Leverton (L 0-2, 5.54) 4.0 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
HOMERS – Rebel Ridling (4), Carlos Calvert (1)
? C Carlos Perez turned in his fourth straight multi-hit game, going 3-for-5 with two doubles … he is 9-for-16 (.563) with three doubles, a run scored and two RBI over that stretch.
? 1B Rebel Ridling went 2-for-4 with a homer, two runs scored and an RBI … he leads the Northwest League with eight doubles, is tied for second with four homers, and his .377 average is good for fourth place.