Manarino, Iriart lead Snappers to 5-1 win over TinCaps

Beloit Snappers first baseman Chris Iriart rounds the bases after hitting a three-run homer in the bottom of the 5th inning.

Snappers first baseman Chris Iriart rounds the bases after hitting a three-run homer in the bottom of the 5th inning.

The Beloit Snappers won the first game of their Monday doubleheader against the Fort Wayne TinCaps thanks to a strong pitching performance by Evan Manarino and a three-run homer by Chris Iriart.

Manarino pitched 6.1 innings of the seven-inning game, giving up only one run on six hits and a walk while striking out five. He earned the win, improving to 8-5 with a 2.27 ERA. He has struck out 97 and walked 19 in 115 innings this season.

Beloit Snappers LHP Evan Manarino

Beloit Snappers LHP Evan Manarino

Jared Lyons pitched the final two outs for the Snappers, earning him his fifth save of the season. The lefthander is 4-3 with a 2.23 ERA, 45 strikeouts and 12 walks in 40.1 innings.

Chris Paddack, one of San Diego’s top pitching prospects, was scheduled to start for the TinCaps, but was a late scratch. He took the mound in the middle of the 1st inning, but after three warm-up pitches, he called for the trainer and subsequently was removed before officially throwing a pitch. It was later reported that Paddack suffered a strain in his elbow and forearm.

Pitcher Chris Paddack (right) talks with catcher Austin Allen while they wait for the TinCaps trainer.

Pitcher Chris Paddack (right) talks with catcher Austin Allen while they wait for the TinCaps trainer.

TinCaps pitching coach Burt Hooton (left) and manager Anthony Contreras point toward pitcher Blake Rogers in the bullpen.

TinCaps pitching coach Burt Hooton (left) and manager Anthony Contreras point toward pitcher Blake Rogers in the bullpen.

Blake Rogers made the emergency start for the TinCaps. He got a no-decision after giving up one run on three hits and two walks in 3.2 innings. He was relieved by Corey Kimber, who took the loss after giving up four runs on four hits and a walk in 2.1 innings.

Fort Wayne TinCaps RHP Blake Rogers

Fort Wayne TinCaps RHP Blake Rogers

In addition to the three runs driven in by Iriart via a fifth-inning homer, the Snappers got an RBI each from Edwin Diaz and Brett Siddall, who also had two hits in the game.

Beloit Snappers shortstop Edwin Diaz

Beloit Snappers shortstop Edwin Diaz

The TinCaps got two hits from Austin Allen and an RBI from Marcus Greene Jr.

Marcus Greene Jr. bats for the Fort Wayne TinCaps.

Marcus Greene Jr. bats for the Fort Wayne TinCaps.

The second game of the doubleheader was started by Brendan Butler for Beloit and top Padres prospect Anderson Espinoza for Fort Wayne. I’ll write about that game in my next post.

Snappers outfielder Brett Siddall takes a lead off first base as TinCaps hurler Anderson Espinoza prepares to throw a pitch.

Beloit’s Brett Siddall takes a lead off first base as Fort Wayne hurler Anderson Espinoza prepares to throw a pitch.

UPDATE: Paddack was placed on the disabled list Wednesday. Replacing him on the roster is RHP Emmanuel Ramirez, who was promoted to the TinCaps from the short-season Tri-City Dust Devils.

*All photos by Craig Wieczorkiewicz/The Midwest League Traveler

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