22 April 2011
We did not switch back to Colorado for a day. LHP Fabio Castro (8.03, L) gave up eight runs through three and a third on nine hits (HR), two walks, and six Ks. LHP Cesar Jimenez (4.09) scored two of those and two more on four hits and two Ks in the next three and a third, then RHP Edward Paredes (12.79) got one out and let two of Jimenez' runs and two of his own score on a couple hits and a walk. Big sigh, now. RHP Manny Delcarmen (5.14) struck out one and gave up a solo shot in the eighth. RHP Justin Miller (1.04) had two hits and a walk to his line in the ninth. The final pitcher sent up by the Sky Sox was Jesus Colome :( .
For the offense, LF Mike Carp (HR, .182) had three hits and 1B Matt Tuiasosopo (2B, .196) and DH Matt Mangini (.250) both had doubles, with Tui adding a walk. Mangini joined the team as Jetsy Extrano was once again sent away. The Mariners offense and the Rainiers offense seem surprisingly similar.
Jackson 7, Montgomery 3 (TB - 4)
The next game against the Biscuits WILL DECIDE THE SERIES. Hmm… Biscuits vs. Generals… Well, I suppose if it were hardtack… anyway. RHP Erasmo Ramirez (2.37, PO, W) got his first decision in the league and pitched seven innings allowing three runs to score on ten hits (HR), a hit batter, and six Ks. Ks! RHP Scott Patterson (2.16) had a couple hits and three strikeouts through the last two.
RF Johermyn Chavez (2 2B, R, RBI, CS, .296) had a fine night, going 3-for-4 on the evening. Batting after him in the order, 3B Nate Tenbrink (2B, R, .195) had a double and two walks. His peripherals are solid, it's just the average that's low, as with Poythress, though to a lesser degree. Speaking of, 1B Rich Poythress (2B, 2 R, .227) and DH Luis Antonio Jimenez (HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, .375) both had an extra-base hit and a walk. Jimenez has wasted no time getting into the swing of things.
High Desert 15, Lake Elsinore 5 (SD - 5)
Just to remind everyone, the Storm's home park is slightly pitcher's one and dramatically cuts home run rates. LHP Jonathan Hesketh (5.25) lasted two innings having given up five runs on four hits (HR), a wild pitch, a hit batter, two walks, and a K. From then on, it was a breeze. RHP Daniel Cooper (4.00) had a hit, a walk, and four Ks through four frames, RHP Ogui Diaz (3.00) had a hit, a walk, and two Ks in two innings, and RHP Tim Boyce (6.75) allowed two hits and struck out one in the ninth.
The leader for the offense, again, was CF Denny Almonte (HR, 4 R, 3 RBI, .355), who hit out his fifth home run. Denny Almonte is the new Carlos Peguero. The old Carlos Peguero is the new Wladimir Balentien. Maybe. I don't know. 3B Vinnie Cartricala (R, 2 RBI, .358) and RF James Jones (2B, 2 R, 2 RBI, .139) both had two hits, SS Nick Franklin (2B, R, RBI, SB, .306) had a double and was the only Mav to draw two walks, and LF Daniel Carroll (3 R, RBI, SB, .328) and 1B Dennis Raben (2B, 2 R, 2 RBI, .292) both had a hit and a walk.
Clinton 4, Kane County 8 (KC - 3)
RHP Seon Gi Kim (4.20, E) only lasted four and two-thirds innings, giving up four runs (three earned) on eight hits, a hit batter, a walk, and four Ks. RHP Matt Bischoff (2.57) had to come in to strike out the final batter of the fifth. RHP Fray Martinez (7.00, L) then entered for an inning and gave up couple of runs on three hits, a walk, and two Ks. Substitute a hit for a walk, and you have the line LHP Edlando Seco (11.25) put together. In the eighth, RHP Tyler Blandford (7.94) walked one. There's only so much to be said about the pitching.
The offense, on the other hand, was really something. The Lumberkings recorded four extra-base hits this evening and each one was a triple. I have no explanation other than the Cougs may have been wearing clownshoes out there or someone had Yakety Sax playing on a boombox in the outfield bleachers. DH Tim Morris (3B, 2 R, RBI, SB, .313) had three hits in the game, C Steve Baron (RBI, .231) remained awesome by getting a single and two walks, and CF Julio Morban (.351), 3B Ramon Morla (3B, R, .122), and SS Marcus Littlewood (3B, R, 2 RBI, E, .260) had the other triples, with Morban adding yet another walk.
Tacoma: LHP Luke French, in Tacoma, @ 7:05 pm PDT
Jackson: RHP Jarrett Grube, at Montgomery, @ 5:05 pm PDT
High Desert: LHP Nick Czyz?, at Lake Elsinore, @ 7:05 pm PDT
Clinton: RHP Forrest Snow, at Kane County, @ 4:00 pm PDT
Tacoma Rainiers: 4-11 .267 5.5 GB in PCL Pacific Northern
Jackson Generals: 6-8, .429, 3 GB in SL North
High Desert Mavericks: 7-8 .467, 2 GB in CAL South
Clinton Lumberkings: 4-11, .267, 7 GB in MWL Western
Overall Record: 21-38, .356
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