Greetings from Cheney Stadium. The Rainiers are playing day baseball against the Reno Aces. No Mike Carp hasn't homered ... yet.
But he did last night. In fact he went 4-for-5 with a double and a two-run homer. Carp extended his hit streak to a season-high 16 games, batting .397 (27x68) with 15 runs scored, 4 doubles, 7 home runs and 22 RBI. He has also hit safely in 30 of his last 32 games with an at-bat, batting .390 (53x136) with 34 runs, 11 doubles, 13 home runs and 41 RBI. Since April 23 Carp has raised his season average from .172 to .325.
With Carlos Peguero struggling, I just don't know how long they can leave Carp down in Tacoma.
But the Rainiers lost 11-10. Alex Liddi committed a throwing error on a run down.
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Double A Jackson had its three-game winning streak snapped with a 6-5 loss to the Montgomery Biscuits. Johermyn Chavez for the Generals.
Class A High Desert lost 8-2, but it appears James Jones is slowly breaking out of his early season funk. He went 1 for 2 with a walk and a triple.
Class A Clinton picked up a 4-3 win in the 10th. Jabari Blash had two hits, including a homer.