Redding, Pimentel Guide 66ers, Loons to Wins

Elisaul Pimentel

Jamie Hoffmann's drove in Timo Perez from third base in the 11th inning As Albuquerque Topped Memphis 6-5. An error allowed Jacksonville to break a 3-3 tie and collect a 4-3 win over Chattanooga. Inland Empire won back-to-back games at home for the first time as they topped Bakersfield 6-2. Elisaul Pimentel worked a season-long seven scoreless innings en route to the 2-1 win over Lake County.

'Tope Top Suns in 11

Jamie Hoffmann's ground ball drove in Timo Perez from third base in the 11th inning As Albuquerque Topped Memphis 6-5. Perez had walked and moved to third on an error before the winning run scored.

The Isotopes built a 5-0 lead going into the last of he fourth inning but Memphis shipped way until the tied he game in the seventh.

Manager Tim Wallach had to improvise after Scott Elbert was promoted to Los Angeles. He went to his bullpen and started reliever Brent Leach, who worked three innings and allowed a single run. Hyang-Nam Choi was tagged for three over his two innings and Jon Link allowed the tying run before Juan Perez took over.

Cody White earned the win with a pair of scoreless frames and Scott Dohmann nailed it down for his third save.

Jay Gibbons singled twice and doubled, knocking in a pair of runs. Ivan De Jesus also collected two runs batted in with a two-run home run in the second.

Albuquerque struck for two runs in each the first and second innings. Gibbons double (#15) and Lucas May's single accounted for the first two runs. DeJesus smacked his first homer of the season in the second with Justin Sellers on base with a single.

Andre Ethier, in his first rehab start since breaking a finger, drew his second walk in the fourth and was forced at second by Prentice Redman. Gibbon's made it 5-0 with a single.

Tied at 5-5 in the top of the 11th, Perez walked with one out and De Jesus reached base on an error by the Memphis third baseman, Perez moving to third. Hoffmann's ground ball to second base allowed the lead run to score.

Notes from the Lab --Leach made his first start since 2006, his second professional season, when he made 10 starts for Single-A Columbus. ...The ‘Topes return beat Memphis for the second time in five games. ...Pacific Coast League batting king John Lindsey was hitless as a pinch-hitter to end his 17-game hitting streak just two games short of the franchise record. ...Ethier singled and scored a run after joining the Isotopes in Memphis. He will also play today and is scheduled to be activated on Monday. Ethier, who is among NL leaders in each Triple Crown category, has been on the DL since May 18 (retroactive to May 15) after breaking his little finger taking BP in San Diego on May 15. ...Albuquerque recorded firing back-to-back nine-inning shut-outs at Isotopes Park for the first time in team history on Thursday and Friday.
 
 Score by Innings
Albuquerque	220 100 000 01-6
Memphis	        000 130 000 00-5

 Albuquerque	ab r  h  bi  ave
De Jesus 2b	6  2  1  2  .238
Ethier rf	2  1  1  0  .500
Hoffmann cf	1  0  0  1  .320
Redman cf-rf	5  1  0  0  .315
Gibbons 1b	5  0  3  2  .400
 White p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Closer ph-1b	1  0  0  0  .197
May c           5  0  1  1  .299
Restovich lf	2  0  0  0  .263
 Perez p	0  0  0  0  .000 
 Lindsey 1b	1  0  0  0  .431
 Dohmann p	0  0  0  0  .000
Nivar 3b	5  0  0  0  .273
Sellers ss	4  1  1  0  .318
Leach p	        2  0  0  0  .000
 Choi p        	0  0  0  0  .000
 Lopez ph	1  0  0  0  .000
 Link p        	0  0  0  0  .000
 Perez Ju lf	1  1  0  0  .298 
--------------------------------
 Total	        41  6  7  6
 Memphis	46  5 12  5

  2B- Gibbons (15). HR- De Jesus (1)
RBI- Gibbons 2 (39), May (15), De Jesus
2 (15), Hoffmann (27). LOB- Albuquerque
10, Memphis 14. SB- Redman (4). CS- May
(2). DP- Sellers, De Jesus and Gibbons.

 Albuquerque	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Leach	        3.0  4  1-1  3  2  4.99
Choi	        2.0  5  3-3  0  3  6.75
Link 	        1.2  2  1-1  2  0  6.27
Perez 	        1.1  0  0-0  1  1  2.78
White (1-0)	2.0  1  0-0  0  2  0.00
Dohmann (sv, 3)	1.0  0  0-0  0  0  4.58
 WP- Leach. HBP- by Leach, by Perez Ju,
Sellers, Hoffmann. T- 3:58. Att- 6,974.

Chattanooga Drops 4-3 Decision

An error by third baseman Cody Smith in the sixth inning allowed Jacksonville to break a 3-3 tie and collect a 4-3 win over Chattanooga.

Michael Stanton, who leads the minor leagues with 18 home runs, smacked a two-run shot off starter Chris Withrow and also walked with the bases loaded in the fifth to overcome the Lookouts early 3-0 lead.

Chattanooga gained the lead in the third with two out when Smith doubled to deep left-centerfield to score Dee Gordon who had singled and stolen his 19th base. Then Eddy Perez, Mike Rivera, Tommy Giles and Jaime Pedroza walked to account for the three runs.

Despite being held to only five hits, Chattanooga (20-28) drew eight walks but left two on in the fourth, the bases loaded in the fifth, two on in the sixth and seventh but couldn't score again. Overall they left 11 and were 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position.

Withrow allowed five hits and three runs over his five innings. Sexton (2-4) was tagged with the loss. Eric Krebs worked a scoreless ninth.

RH Alberto Bastardo will face the Suns tonight.

Score by Innings
Chattanooga	003 000 000-3
Jacksonville	002 011 00x-4

 Chattanooga	ab r  h  bi  ave
Gordon ss	4  1  1  0  .288
Robinson cf	4  0  0  0  .240
Smith 3b	4  1  1  1  .300
Perez E 1b	4  1  1  0  .280
Rivera c	4  0  0  0  .268
Giles rf	3  0  0  1  .243
Pedroza 2b	2  0  1  2  .250
Herrera lf	4  0  1  0  .230
Withrow p	2  0  0  0  .214
 Sexton p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Van Slyke ph	1  0  0  0  .264
 Krebs p	0  0  0  0  .000
--------------------------------
 Total	        32  3  5  3
 Jacksonville	32  4  8  4

 Error- Smith. 2B- Smith (11).
RBI- Smith (29), Giles (12), Pedroza
(9). S- Gordon. LOB- Chattanooga 11,
Jacksonville 9. SB- Pedroza (4), Gordon
2 (20), Robinson (11). 

 Chattanooga	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Withrow	        5.0  5  3-3  3  5  5.94
Sexton (2-4)	2.0  3  1-0  1  2  4.86
Krebs        	1.0  0  0-0  0  1  2.25
 T- 2:54. Att- 5,420.

66ers Top Bakersfield 5-1

For the first time in the 2010 season, Inland Empire (18-31) won back-to-back games at home as they pounded out 13 hits in a 6-2 victory over Bakersfield.

Inland Empire broke a 2-2 tie in the fourth when right fielder Nick Buss ripped a two-run double to left. Shortstop Chris Gutierrez followed with an RBI single for a 5-2 lead.

Buss went 4-for-5 with a double and two RBI. "I've never had a five hit game in my pro career, it would have been nice," Buss said, "I'm still working with (Franklin) Stubbs on stuff just trying to hit the ball to all fields."

Catcher Tony Delmonico led off the fifth inning with his second home run of the season. Both of Delmonico's home runs this season have come at home and he is the only 66er to hit two home runs at home.

The 66ers trailed 1-0 into the bottom half of the first but third baseman Anthony Hatch and designated hitter Austin Gallagher hit RBI singles to put Inland Empire up early 2-1.

Right-hander Jon Michael Redding (2-2) drew the start and after giving up the only two runs on the night early in the game, Redding settled down and worked six strong innings, giving up four hits while striking out two batters and walking one.

The 66ers will play the finale of their four-game series with the Bakersfield Blaze Saturday at 7:05 p.m. when 66ers' starter Aaron Miller (0-3, 3.30 ERA) will face off against Blaze starter Michael Main (1-2, 4.21 ERA). Fans can stay for the spectacular fireworks show after the game.
 
 Score by Innings
Bakersfield	110 000 000-2
Inland Empire	200 310 00x-6 

 Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Buss rf        	5  1  4  2  .250
Gutierrez ss	5  1  3  1  .292
Russell lf	3  0  0  0  .335
Hatch 3b	5  0  1  1  .277
Denker 2b	4  0  1  0  .376
Gallagher dh	4  0  1  1  .258
Delmonico c	2  2  1  1  .286
Caseres 1b	4  1  1  0  .224
Jean cf	        3  1  1  0  .364
--------------------------------
 Total	        32  6 13  6
 Bakersfield	41  2  7  2

 Errors- Redding (3), Denker (1).
2B- Buss (7). HR- Delmonico (2).
RBI- Hatch (6), Gallagher (22), Buss 2 
(21), Gutierrez (13), Delmonico (9).
LOB- Inland Empire 10, Bakersfield 8.
DP- Gutierrez and Caseres; Gutierrez,
Denker and Caseres. 

 Inland Empire	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Redding (2-2)	6.0  4  2-2  1  2  4.65
Solano	        2.0  1  0-0  0  3  6.60
Blevins	        1.0  2  0-0  0  0  6.06
 WP- Redding, Solano. HBP- Delmonico, by
Redding 3. T- 2:27. Att- 3,016.

Pimentel guides Loons to victory

Alex Wassel
Great Lakes Loons

Loons starter Elisaul Pimentel (4-3, 2.83) threw for a season-long seven scoreless innings en route to the 2-1 win Friday night over the Midwest League's first place team, the Lake County Captains.

Pimentel entered the match-up having twirled five scoreless innings his last time out on May 22 at Fort Wayne, and brought another solid performance to Dow Diamond for the 4,628 in attendance.

"He pitched an outstanding game," Loons Manager Juan Bustabad said. "Going seven innings with control of the game the whole time, he kept us in the game."

The 21-year-old Dominican limited the Captains to two hits, struck out seven and walked three before being relieved in the eighth by Justin Miller.

"It was his game," Bustabad said of his starter. "And sometimes you've got to pitch more than [usual]; you've got to get stronger and he pitched some great innings. Our pitchers are going go as far as they can go."

The Loons finally got to Lake County starter Matt Packer (2-3, 2.67) in the fifth inning with two lead-off singles and a bunt towards first base that loaded the bases. Loons short stop Bryant Hernandez grounded into a double play to score Angelo Songco and a fielding error by the shortstop allowed Gorman Erickson to score.

The Captains found a run in the eighth inning, unearned off of Miller, after a Christian Lara fielding error.

Miller notched his third save of the season, allowing one run on two hits over two innings of work. Offensively, Songco was the only Loon with multiple hits, having two of the team's four.

The win pulls the Great Lakes Loons (30-19) one game closer to the Lake County Captains (32-17), who lead the Midwest League Eastern Division by two games over the second place Loons.

Throwing for the Loons tonight in game two of the four-game series against Lake County will be RHP Josh Wall (3-3, 3.32), while RHP Austin Adams (1-2, 3.31) will get the nod for the Captains.
 
 Score by Innings
Lake County	000 000 010-1
Great Lakes	000 020 00x-2

 Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Lara 3b        	4  0  1  0  .311
Ruggiano dh	4  0  0  0  .233
Galvez rf	3  0  0  0  .360
Sands 1b	3  0  0  0  .360
Songco lf	3  1  2  0  .283
Erickson c	3  1  1  0  .250
McGee cf	1  0  0  0  .244
Hernandez ss	3  0  0  0  .130
Ynoa 2b        	3  0  0  0  .285
--------------------------------
 Total	        27  2  4  0
 Lake County	32  1  4  1

 Error- Lara (12). S- McGee. LOB- Great
Lakes 3, Lake County 8. CS- McGee (3).

 Great Lakes	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Pimentel (4-3)	7.0  2  0-0  3  7  2.83
JMiller (sv 3)	2.0  2  1-0  0  3  1.37
 HBP- by PImentel. T- 2:10. Att- 4,628.

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