Both the Quakes and 66ers lost on Saturday, but the Sixers are in much worse shape.
After all, the Quakes still lead the South Division by a half game after a 6-3 loss to Lancaster.
However, when Javy Guerra allowed three unearned runs in the final two innings to drop an 11-9 decision to Lake Elsinore on Saturday at Arrowhead Credit Union Park it put the Sixers two games back of Lake Elsinore for the final playoff spot.
The Sixers received other bad news Satuday. Infielder Austin Gallagher, slumping of late but still an important part of the offense, will be out for the rest of the season after breaking his right ring finger while fielding a ground ball on Friday.
Bridger Hunt took Gallagher’s place at third base, while Fumimasa Ishibashi was activated as the third catcher to fill Gallagher’s roster spot. That left Ishibashi as the only healthy player on the bench on Saturday. Outfielder Trayvon Robinson remains active but out of action with a strained quad.
The Sixers also lost reliever Brandon Tuten to Triple-A. The team is expected to get another infielder today when the team travels to Modesto for a three-game series and hopefully another pitcher as well.