Aaron Miller Earns First Professional Win

Aaron Miller ... first pro win

Albuquerque let a 5-0 lead dwindle away, losing 7-5 to Portland. Tommy Giles helped Chattanooga rally to beat Jacksonville 4-2. Inland Empire lost their fifth in a row, this time 6-3 to Stockton and Aaron Miller, Geison Aguasviva and Cole St. Clair shutout West Michigan 3-0.

Isotopes Blow 5-0 Lead
Albuquerque (62-52) saw an early 5-0 lead disappear as Portland rallied to take a 7-5 win. Starter Charlie Haeger worked just four innings, four hits for one run and fanned five. Some speculated that the knuckleballer might be called up to the Dodgers.

After putting up five runs in the first two innings, Henry Bonilla (3-8) took over and allowed a run, added two scoreless innings and then the Beavers tagged him for a pair of home runs, one by former Isotope Vince Pascucci good for four runs and the game.

Chin-Lung Hu and Blake DeWitt singled to open the game. Jamie Hoffmann's fielders choice scored Hu and Brett Harper's two-out double made it 2-0 after the first.

Luis Maza, just off the disabled list, slugged a solo home run to left-center in the second. Hu worked a walk and DeWitt added his first home run since May 26 to make it 5-0 Isotopes.

The 'Topes didn't score again and at one time 12 of 13 batters went out in order, Portland pitching also retired the final 10 in a row.

Pascucci added another run with an RBI double in the top of the ninth to make it 7-5.

Albuquerque sends right-hander Dwayne Pollok (2-4, 5.81) out tonight to face Beavers righty Cesar Carrillo (0-1, 6.00) tonight.

  Score by Innings
Portland	000 110 041-7
Albuquerque	230 000 000-5

  Albuquerque	ab r  h  bi  ave
Hu ss         	4  2  1  0  .283
DeWitt 3b	3  1  2  2  .251
Hoffmann cf	4  1  0  1  .282
Jones lf	4  0  0  0  .285
Harper 1b	4  0  3  1  .294
SGarcia pr-1b	0  0  0  0  .230
Closser c	4  0  0  0  .303
Repko rf	4  0  1  0  .254
Maza 2b         4  1  1  1  .286
 Haeger p	2  0  0  0  .138
Bonilla p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Strickland p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Brown ph	1  0  0  0  .301
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  Totals	34  5  8  5
  Portland	38  7 13  7

  2B- Harper (24). HR- Maza (4), DeWitt
(3). RBI- Hoffmann (33), Harper (71),
Maza (36), DeWitt 2 (31).
LOB- Albuquerque 5, Portland 8.
SB- Repko (18).		
 	  
  Albuquerque    in  h r-er bb so era
Haeger	        4.0  4  1-1  1  5  .355
Bonilla (3-8)	4.0  7  5-5  2  3  5.79
Strickland	1.0  2  1-1  0  1  3.26
  T- 2:53. Att- 8,807.
Lookouts Rally for 4-2 Win
Tommy Giles
Chattanooga used strong pitching and a rally in the seventh and eighth to top Jacksonville 4-2 and increase their division lead to a full two games over Tennessee.

Jesus Castillo started for the Lookouts and, despite fighting control problems (he walked five), allowed the Suns only a single run over five innings. Javy Guerra (2-0) allowed run in the sixth that gave Jacksonville a 2-1 lead but earned the win on the late inning comeback. Harvey Garcia earned his first save with two scoreless innings.

Jacksonville tagged Castillo for a single and a run-scoring double in the fourth to break a 0-0 tie. The Lookouts tied in the fifth when Adam Godwin was hit by a pitch, was bunted to second and later scored when Ramon Nivar doubled off of the right field wall.

A solo home run off Guerra gave the Suns a one-run lead that to lead off the top of the fourth for the Suns.

The score remained 2-1 until the bottom of the seventh, when Russ Mitchell singled with one out and Tommy Giles blasted his 10th home run over the center field fence. Nivar singled in the ninth and scored on Andrew Lambo's double for an insurance run.

Garcia set Jacksonville down in order in the ninth.

  Score by Innings
Jacksonville	000 101 000-2
Chattanooga	000 010 21x-4

  Chattanooga 	ab r  h  bi ave
Godwin cf	4  0  2  1  .261
Nivar ss	4  1  1  0  .342
Martinez 3b	4  0  0  0  .302
Perez 1b	4  0  0  0  .276
Lambo lf	4  0  2  1  .266
May c         	3  1  0  0  .298
Mitchell 2b	2  1  1  0  .221
Giles rf        2  1  1  2  .275
 Rose ph        1  0  0  0  .219
 Rottino ph	1  0  0  0  .259
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  Totals	29  4  7  4
  Jacksonville	33  2 11  2

  2B- Godwin (12), Lambo (33). HR- Giles
(10). RBI- Godwin (22), Giles 2 (26),
Lambo (47). S- Castillo, Mitchell.
LOB- Chattanooga 5, Jacksonville 12.
DP- Nivar, Mitchell and Perez; Giles
and Perez. 

  Chattanooga	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Castillo	5.0  6  1-1  5  3  4.52
Guerra (2-0)	2.0  4  1-  1  2  4.500
HGarcia (sv 1)	2.0  1  0-0  0  3  0.00
  HBP- by Castillo. T- 3:05. Att- 4,267.
Stockton Rolls Over 66ers
Inland Empire lost for the fifth consecutive time, as Stockton scored six runs in the first five innings and held on for a 6-3 decision.

Josh Wall (2-6) absorbed the loss, allowing eight hits and six runs, four of them earned, but was hurt by five walks. Dave Pfeffer added three scoreless innings but the Sixers offense was held to six hits, none of them after the sixth inning.

Inland Empire scored first when Steven caseres doubled to load off the second and scored on a fielding error. Trailing 6-1 in the sixth, they added their final two runs on singles by Trayvon Robinson and Scott Van Slyke, a double by Christian Lara and Alex Garabedian's sac fly.

Caseres was the only 66er with more than one hit.

  Score by Innings
Inland Empire	010 002 000-3
Stockton	012 210 00x-6

  Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Herrera lf	5  0  1  0  .305
Mattingly dh	3  0  1  0  .244
Robinson cf	4  1  1  0  .306
Van Slyke rf	3  0  0  0  .297
Caseres 1b	3  2  2  0  .276
Lara ss        	4  0  1  1  .268
JohGarcia 3b	1  0  0  0  .236
Garabedian c	3  0  0  1  .233
Fuller 2b	4  0  0  0  .252
---------------------------------
  Totals	30  3  6  2
  Stockton	31  6 10  4

  Errors- Garabedian (6), Van Slyke (6).
2B- Caseres (22), Lara (11). RBI- Lara (39),
Garabedian (28). S- JohGarcia.
SF- Garabedian. LOB- Inland Empire 7,
Stockton 7. SB- Van Slyke (8), Mattingly
(19). CS- Van Slake (7). PO- Van Slyke.
DP- Van Slyke and Caseres.
Pickoffs- Garabedian.
 	  
 Inland Empire	 in  h r-er bb so  era
 Wall (2-6)     5.0  8  6-4  5  3  5.82
Pfeiffer	3.0  2  0-0  0  4  3.63
  WP- Wall. HBP- By Wall, Van Slyke, JohGarcia. 
PB- Garabedian 2 (8). T- 2:51. Att- 3,567.
Three Loons Shut Out Whitecaps
Brad Golder
Great Lakes Loons

  Aaron Miller, Geison Aguasviva and Cole St. Clair combine on a four-hit shutout and the Loons improve their record to 14-3 at Dow Diamond in the second half with a 3-0 win over the West Michigan Whitecaps.

Miller (1-0), the Dodgers first selection in the 2009 draft, notched his first professional win in his second start for the Loons, striking out six Whitecaps in five scoreless innings.  Aguasviva followed with three perfect innings. Through eight innings, Miller and Aguasviva had faced just one over the minimum. St. Clair struck out two in the ninth to record his ninth save. The trio combined to strike out 11 Whitecaps.  

The game was played in a brisk two hours, one minute with a sold-out crowd of 5,208.  

Kyle Russell drove in the first run of the game in the fourth with an RBI single scoring Jaime Pedroza.  He finished as the game's only two-hit performer.  

Anthony Hatch led off the fifth with a solo home run, his eighth of the year.  Then in the seventh, Russell tripled and later scored on an RBI ground out by Hatch.  

The Loons and Whitecaps continue their eight-game homestand tonight and features a pitching matchup of right-hander Jon Michael Redding (12-3, 5.04 ERA) and right-hander Luke Putkonen (6-7, 3.43). 

  Score by Innings
West Michigan	000 000 000-0
Great Lakes	000 110 10x-3

  Great lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Gordon ss	4  0  1  0  .306
Pedroza 2b	2  1  0  0  .256
Silverio cf	3  0  1  0  .271
Russell rf	3  1  2  1  .269
Songco lf	3  0  0  0  .154
Hatch dh	3  1  1  2  .276
Wallach 1b	3  0  0  0  .254
Lopez c	        3  0  0  0  .160
Dalton 3b	3  0  0  0  .193
---------------------------------
  Totals	27  3  5  3
  West Michigan	29  0  4  0

  3B- Russell (6). HR- Hatch (8).
RBI- Russell (79), Hatch 2 (52).
LOB- Inland Empire 1, West Michigan 2.
CS- Gordon (21). DP- Lopez and Pedroza.
 	  
  Inland Empire	         in  h r-er bb so  era
AMiller (1-0)	        5.0  3  0-0  0  6  1.13
Aguasviva 	        3.0  0  0-0  0  3  1.65
St. Clair (sv 9)	1.0  1  0-0  0  2  3.29
  T- 2:01. Att- 5,208.

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