Down on the Farm: Aug. 13
Iowa used strong starting pitching from J.R. Mathes and another offensive outburst by Micah Hoffpauir to defeat New Orleans, 5-1.
LHP J.R. Mathes (W 7-5, 4.34) 8.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
HOMERS – Micah Hoffpauir (20)
? Mathes earned the win with 8.0 solid innings, allowing one run on five hits and two walks while striking out five, lowering his ERA from 4.57 to 4.34 … it was his longest outing of the season.
? Hoffpauir went 2-for-3 with a walk, his 20th home run, three runs scored, two RBI and his first stolen base of the season … he is 5-for-6 (.833) with a walk, a double, a home run, four runs scored, four RBI and a stolen base in the first two games of the series with New Orleans … his 83 RBI lead the team.
? 2B Bobby Scales went 3-for-4 with his 51st RBI, raising his batting average to .309 and his on-base percentage to .406.
Tennessee set season highs for hits (24) and runs (19), ambushing Birmingham, 19-7.
RHP Esmailin Caridad (W 5-3, 3.62) 7.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 K
HOMERS – Jake Fox (21)
? Starting pitcher Esmailin Caridad earned the win with 7.0 impressive innings of work, allowing a run on four hits and three walks, while striking out six … he has recorded quality starts in four of his last six outings.
? 1B Jake Fox hit a two-out, two-run homer in the first inning, his fifth over his last seven games, finishing the evening 1-for-4 with a walk, the homer, two runs scored and three RBI … his 21 roundtrippers lead the team and rank second in the Southern League, leaving him two behind Michael Wilson of West Tennessee.
? CF Sam Fuld was 3-for-6 with a double, a run scored and two RBI … his is 9-for-14 (.643) with three walks, three runs scored and five RBI over his last three games, raising his average from .232 to .254.
? 2B Nate Spears went 4-for-6 with a double, four runs scored and an RBI … the four knocks and four runs scored are season highs.
? C Mark Reed went 5-for-6 with a double, two runs scored and five RBI in his first game since coming off the disabled list … he suffered a broken left hand sliding head-first into second base during a game at Carolina in early July, spending five weeks on the DL … the five hits are one short of the Southern League record for most hits in a game (held by ten players).
A 40-minute rain delay and strong pitching by Wisconsin was too much for Peoria to overcome as the Chiefs dropped a 3-2 decision to the Timber Rattlers.
RHP Casey Coleman (L 2-2, 1.96) 4.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
? CF Brandon Guyer went 1-for-4 with his 25th double, a run scored and his team-leading 19th stolen base … he is 5-for-15 (.333) with a double, a triple, a home run, four runs scored and two RBI over the past four games.
? 2B Josh Harrison recorded the only multi-hit game for the Chiefs, finishing 2-for-5.
? Starting pitcher Casey Coleman gave up a run on five hits over his 4.0 innings of work, striking out three … he has allowed only one earned run in each of his four starts (18.1 IP) … he has not issued a free pass in three of his four outings.
Boise pounded out 13 hits in a 12-4 victory over division-leading Spokane … with its second straight win over Spokane, the Hawks narrowed the Indians’ East Division lead to five games.
RHP Andrew Cashner (ND 0-1, 7.45) 4.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
? 3B Josh Vitters extended his hitting streak to 20 games, going 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored and an RBI … he is 33-for-90 (.367) with 10 doubles, two homers, 16 runs scored and 11 RBI over the streak.
? SS Ryan Flaherty reached base three times, going 1-for-3 with two walks and a run scored … he is 23-for-57 (.404) over his current 13-game hitting streak.
? Starting pitcher Andrew Cashner no-hit Spokane through four scoreless innings, limiting the Indians to two walks while striking out four.
? LF Andrew Rundle reached base four times, going 2-for-4 with two walks, a double, three runs scored and an RBI.
? 1B Ryan Keedy went 2-for-5 with a double and three RBI.
? RF Kyler Burke went 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored and two RBI.
? C Carlos Perez went 3-for-5 with a run scored … he is 8-for-16 (.500) with a double, a run scored and two RBI over his current four-game hitting streak.
Mesa outlasted the AZL Athletics 4-3 with an 11-inning, walk-off victory.
RHP Cedric Redmond (ND 1-0, 1.02) 3.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
? CF Tony Campana went 2-for-5 with a run scored, an RBI and two stolen bases … he is 8-for-21 (.381) with a walk, six runs scored and five stolen bases during his current five-game hitting streak.
? SS Starlin Castro went 4-for-5 with a triple, a run scored, an RBI and two stolen bases … he is 9-for-14 (.643) over his current four-game hitting streak.