The Vancouver Canadians were blown out 14-4 and 10-3 to the Everett AquaSox Saturday and Sunday at Funko Field.
The AquaSox got to C’s starter Dahian Santos early and often in the first inning. One-out bases loaded walks to Ben Ramirez, James Parker and Justin Lavey put Everett ahead 3-0 and Trent Tingelstad unloaded the bases with a triple to right filed to double the AquaSox advantage.
The C’s got on the board in the second inning. Riley Tirotta doubled to center with one out against Logan Rinehart and made it to third on a throwing error by Labrada. Andrés Sosa doubled to right to drive in Tirotta. A two-out single by Glenn Santiago drove in Sosa to make it a 6-2 game.
The AquaSox got those runs back in the third when Lavey homered to center with one out off Naswell Paulino to score a Parker walk.
Everett then roughed up Garrett Farmer in the fifth. Parker’s RBI single to right, Lavey’s RBI double to center, a Tingelstad groundout to third and a Cole Barr grounder to short increased the Frogs lead to 10.
Parker added two more runs for Everett in the seventh with a two-out double to center off Farmer.
Vancouver scored its final two runs in the seventh when Alex De Jesus singled to right off on Peyton Alford‘s second pitch of the game. Rainer Nuñez doubled to center to bring home De Jesus and would score on Tirotta’s two-out single to right.
The C’s opened the scoring Sunday when Damiano Palmegiani homered off Jimmy Joyce to begin the second inning.
That lead was erased in the bottom of the second on Lavey’s RBI single to center to score a Dariel Gomez base hit to right that advanced to second on a Troy Watson wild pitch. Labrada then doubled to center with two outs to put Everett ahead for good at 3-1
The Canadians crept to within a single run in the third when Jommer Hernandez singled to left and made his way around the bases on a one-out Dasan Brown base hit to right and a Nuñez single up the middle with two outs.
The AquaSox answered back with another three-run frame in the bottom of the third. Dariel Gomez homered to right-center field off Eric Pardinho to plate leadoff walks by Parker and Robert Perez Jr.
Vancouver scored in the seventh off Luis Curvelo. A leadoff double by Hernandez to right, a wild pitch and a Garrett Spain single to right made it a 6-3 game.
The Frogs would turn out the lights in the eighth against Sam Ryan. An RBI single by Mike Salvatore and a three-run homer by Labrada gave Everett their second straight game of 10-plus runs.
On Saturday, the C’s were unable to push a run across in the first inning. Brown singled on the first pitch of the game and stole second base. He only made it as far as third after a Nuñez grounder to short with one out. In between, De Jesus was called out on strikes and Palmegiani flied out to center.
Palmegiani walked and Gabby Martinez singled to left with one out in the third but Tirotta and Sosa struck out swinging and looking respectively. Brown doubled to left with two outs in the fourth but De Jesus was caught looking at strike three to end the fourth inning.
A Nuñez single to center to start the fifth and a one-out Martinez base hit to right were left on base when Tirotta struck out looking and Sosa went down swinging. A Miguel Hiraldo leadoff single to center in the eighth against Michael Flynn and a Martinez two-out walk in the ninth were the last baserunners for Vancouver who were 4-for-19 with runners in scoring position and stranded 11 men on base.
Brown had three hits and stole a base while Nuñez, Martinez and Tirotta had two apiece with Martinez drawing a free pass. Sosa, Hiraldo and Santiago also had a hit and Palmegiani walked.
Santos gave up three hits and four walks which led to six runs. Both of his outs were strikeouts but threw just 15 of 35 pitches for strikes. Paulino stranded a Santos runner but surrendered two runs on one hit and three walks while striking out three over 3-1/3 innings. Farmer was knocked around for six runs on four hits and three walks over 1-2/3 innings. T.J. Brock stranded a runner for Farmer and struck out four over 1-1/3 scoreless innings of one-hit ball. Infielder Hugo Cardona worked a 1-2-3 eighth.
On Sunday, Brown singled to center on the second pitch of the game and went to third on a Labrada error in center field but Brown was thrown out at third on a 6-3-5 double play grounder by De Jesus to ruin that rally.
The bases were loaded in the top of the second when Palmegiani made it to third on an error by Joyce with two outs after Nuñez’s RBI single but P.K. Morris grounded out to second.
De Jesus walked with two outs in the fifth inning and was balked over to second by Joyce but Nuñez grounded out to short.
Vancouver threatened again in the sixth when Morris singled to center with one out off Bernie Martinez and tried to score on a Martinez two-out double to left but Morris was cut down at the plate on a 7-6-2 play.
Spain was stranded at second after going to second on a Curvelo wild pitch after his RBI single in the seventh but Brown grounded out to short, De Jesus flied out to right and Nuñez struck out swinging.
Palmegiani opened the eighth with a base knock to left off Max Roberts and Martinez walked with two outs but Hernandez went down swinging.
Brown was hit by pitch with one-out in the ninth but Matt Willrodt got De Jesus to hit into a 1-4 fielder’s choice before Nuñez flied out to center to end the game.
The Vancouver hit parade was led by Brown, Palmegiani and Hernandez who had two apiece with Palmegiani belting his ninth homer of the year. Brown reached base three times by taking one for the team. Martinez was on base twice with a double and a walk. Nuñez, Morris and Spain also made a dent in the hit column. De Jesus heard ball four once. Vancouver left nine men on base and went 2-for-11 with RISP.
Watson had a 1-2-3 first inning but took the loss after yielding a trio of runs on three hits and two walks while striking out two. Pardinho gave up another three runs on one hit and two walks and rung up two batters in the third. Mason Fluharty scattered two hits and a walk while punching out four over two frames. Ryan surrendered four runs on two hits and three walks in two-third of an inning. Justin Kelly gave up a hit but got the final out of the eighth and stranded a runner for Ryan.
The Canadians are 1-1/2 games behind Eugene for first place in the second half standings at 28-19 and half-a-game up on Spokane for second place in the overall standings and the final playoff spot at 58-52.
Vancouver resumes action Tuesday when they take on the Hillsboro Hops at Nat Bailey Stadium. Abdiel Mendoza is scheduled to throw the opening pitch at 7:05 p.m. The game is on CanadiansBaseball.com and MiLB.TV.