High A Dish: Hernandez leaves again, Kiker debuts

Gorkys Hernandez left with a hamstring injyury, Kasey Kiker made is 2008 debut and a couple of minor leaguers can now brag about facing Scott Kazmir.


Lake Elsinore (Padres) 6, High Desert (Mariners) 1

Catcher Mitch Canham was 2-for-4 with a triple and RBI and the Storm put all six of their runs on the board before the third inning ended. First baseman Mike Baxter had a double, triple, two runs and two RBIs in his 2-for-3 performance.

Bakersfield (Rangers) 6, Rancho Cucamonga (Angels) 5

The Blaze broke a 5-5 tie in the top of the ninth with two outs thanks to an RBI single from DH Chad Tracy.

Outfielder Julio Borbon collected two hits, one double, a run and RBI on the night. Lefthander Kasey Kiker made his season debut, throwing five innings and allowing five runs on 10 hits. He struck out two and picked up a no decision.

Visalia (Diamondbacks) 10, Inland Empire (Dodgers) 5

The Oaks jumped out in front early, scoring six in the first inning and four in the second, then shut down the 66ers for the rest of the game.

Third baseman Ricardo Sosa had another big game, going 3-for-3 with a double, two runs and two RBIs.

San Jose (Giants) 10, Stockton (Athletics) 4

Third baseman Ryan Rohlinger hit his third home run of the season as the Giants spread 10 runs on 13 hits across all nine frames.

Ports first baseman Sean Doolittle countered Rohlinger’s home run in the bottom of the first with his seventh of the year, but the Ports couldn’t keep the momentum going.



Kinston (Indians) 5, Salem (Astros) 3

Kinston had four hits, including two doubles, in the first inning and took advantage of a Salem error to score five runs for an early lead. Catcher Alex Castillo led the team with two RBIs.

Salem rallied with three runs in the seventh, but couldn’t get anymore offense.

Winston-Salem (White Sox) 7, Potomac (Nationals) 5

After five innings the Warthogs were up 6-0, but almost coughed up the advantage by allowing Potomac to score five across the final three innings. First baseman Brandon Allen and third baseman C.J. Retherford both homered for Winston-Salem.

Lefthander Ross Detwiler only last 2/3 of an inning for Potomac, allowing two runs on three hits while walking one. He also struck out one.

Myrtle Beach (Braves) 7, Lynchburg (Pirates) 4

Gorkys Hernandez was 2-for-5 with a double, run and RBI, but left the game with a hamstring injury. Shortstop Brandon Hicks was 2-for-4 with his second home run of the season while lefthander Kevin Gunderson closed the for his fourth save.

Lefthander Daniel Moskos started for Lynchburg and lasted 4 2/3, giving up four runs (three earned) on five hits and three walks while striking out four.


Palm Beach (Cardinals) 4, Vero Beach (Rays) 3

Scott Kazmir made a rehab start for Vero Beach, but outfielder Tyler Henley will be telling his friends for the rest of his life that he took him deep to lead off the game.

Kazmir lasted 4 2/3 (pulled because of pitch count) and gave up four runs on seven hits while striking out four. He gave up two home runs, Henley’s to lead off and catcher Steve Hill’s in the fifth.

Lakeland (Tigers) 3, Dunedin (Blue Jays) 1

Making his fourth rehab start for Dunedin, Gustavo Chacin allowed two runs on eight hits in six innings, but couldn’t get any support and was tagged with his second loss in the minors.

Righthander Luis Marte threw seven no-hit innings allowing just one unearned run on three hits while walking one and striking out 11.

Fort Myers (Twins) 8, Tampa (Yankees) 1

The Miracle used a six-run fifth inning to topple the Yankees. Second baseman Brian Dinkleman and catcher Wilson Ramos both had a two-run double to lead the charge.

The Miracle had 14 hits, five of which were doubles while four pitchers held the Yankees to three hits.