Quickly before we get to yesterday's games, there's a couple of feature stories worth reading.
The Jackson Sun had this story on outfielder Jake Shaffer and James McOwen.
The Clinton Herald wrote this story on former University of Washington pitcher Forrest Snow making the transition from being a short reliever to being a starting pitcher.
The Tacoma Rainiers rally bit came up just short last night at Cheney Stadium, but Mike Wilson tried his best to give them a win. The hot-hitting outfielder went 3-for-4 with double last night in a 5-4 loss. He currently has a 9-game hit streak, batting .487 (19x39) with 13 runs scored, 5 doubles, 2 home runs and 10 RBI.
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Also mentioned prominently in the story is Padres prospect Anthony Rizzo, who San Diego got from Boston in the Adrian Gonzalez trade. Rizzo is hitting .398 with 36 RBI in the PCL.
Double A Jackson picked up a win last night as Jake Shaffer homered and had three hits and Scott Savastano had a big bases loaded triple that cleared the bases.
Class A High Desert lost a tough 2-1 game in a rare low-scoring Cal League effort.
Class A Clinton lost 6-3.