Yes, the asterisk in headline was placed there on purpose. Mike Carp continues to mash PCL pitching. Last night, he went with 4-for-6 with two homers and 7 RBI in the Rainiers' ridiculous 24-3 win over the Tucson Padres.
The reason Carp gets an asterisk is that one of those homers - a grand slam - came off a position player - one time teammate and catcher Guillermo Quiroz. Last night, Carp hit a homer off outfielder Bobby Kielty. Still hitting the ball over the fence, no matter who pitches is an accomplishment.
Still, Carp hit a legitimate solo bomb in the second inning to extend his hitting streak to 22 games. He's now hittting .350 with 19 homers and 58 RBI. He has a .410 on-base percentage and a .664 slugging percentage.
Dustin Ackley also raised his average to .302 after going 3-for-4 with three walks. His on-base percentage is up to .420.
Double A Jackson picked up a 4-2 win. Right-hander Andrew Carraway pitched seven innings allowing one run on three hits with one walk and six strikeouts.
Carraway was one of six Generals players to make the Southern League North division all-star team. Joining him are pitchers Kenn Kasparek, Jarrett Grube and Erasmo Ramirez, second baseman Kyle Seager and outfielder Jake Shaffer were also selected.
Class A High Desert lost 12-9 to Inland Empire. Lefty Jimmy Gilheeny was roughed up in the loss. Dennis Raben had three hits and three RBI in the loss. Rehabbing outfielder Vernon Wells drove in three runs for Inland Empire.
Class A Clinton had an off day, but Kalian Sams was named Midwest League player of the week. Sams hit .429 with 9 runs scored, 4 doubles, 1 triple, 4 home runs, 12 RBI, and 5 stolen bases to become Clinton’s first winner of a MWL weekly award this season.