Quick-rising Mariners southpaw Anthony Fernandez came into last nights game for the Jackson Generals on quite the hot streak. He opened his AA career with the Generals first-ever set of back-to-back complete game starts and had allowed just three earned runs in his first 25 innings with the Generals with three walks and 17 strikeouts. He wasn't nearly as efficient last night, but still picked up the win and allowed only one earned run.
Fernandez's final line: 5 innings, 7 hits, 1 ER, 6 BB, 4 K in Jackson's 3-1 win over Montgomery. He now has a 1.20 ERA in 30 innings with a .210 batting average against.
Carter Capps recorded his 15th save of the season with two innings of scoreless relief and he now has a 1.47 ERA in 43 innings with 63 K and 12 BB. Capps, 21, could find himself in the Mariners bullpen come September.
Chih-Hsien Chiang and Ralph Henriquez each homered in the victory.
Meanwhile, Stephen Pryor made a rehab start for High Desert and was... not good. Pryor allowed 3 walks, 2 ER, and 0 K in 0.2 innings for the Mavericks. Mike Carp also made a rehab start for HD and was 4-for-5 with a double and 3 RBI in the 12-10 victory over Modesto. Both are expected to move up to either Tacoma or Seattle on Wednesday.
SS Brad Miller was 3-for-5 with 3 R, a double, a triple and 4 RBI. He is hitting .429/.429/.612 in his last ten games.