logo

Written by Jay Yencich | 30 August 2011

There was a wrap and I talked about stuff like the DSL and us signing some HS kid as a NDFA for some reason.

Tucson 2 (SD - 13), Tacoma 4
RHP Jarrett Grube (5.00) had an interesting start, going six innings and letting two runs score on two hits and four walks against seven Ks. LHP Fabio Castro (3.72) struck out one in the next two innings and then in the ninth, RHP Shawn Kelley (1.84, W) had two hits and a K.
So Smoak got three PAs and had a walk and was hit by a pitch in that span. You wanted to know. CF Michael Saunders (HR ,2 RBI, .294) and LF Mike Wilson (.334) both had two hits with Saunders adding a walk. That was Saunders' sixth home run, for whatever that's w orth. DH Johan Limonta (.324) added a single and a walk.

Huntsville 6 (MIL - 13), Jackson 4
RHP Steven Hensley (4.89, E, L) let five runs score through seven innings on eight hits (2 HR), two walks, and three Ks. RHP Moises Hernandez (6.40) gave up a solo shot, hit one, and walked one in the final two innings.
2B Nick Franklin (3B, RBI, .371) tripled, LF Vinnie Catricala (2B, R, .344), 3B Francisco Martinez (2B, R, RBI, .301), and 1B Rich Poythress (2B, RBI, .262) all had a double with Poythress drawing a walk, DH Scott Savastano (R, .292) walked twice, and RF Chih-Hsien Chiang (R, CS, .210) had a hit and a walk.

Bakersfield 6 (CIN - 7), High Desert 7
RHP Chris Sorce (4.98) gave up six runs (five earned) on eleven hits, two walks, and four KS in six+ innings, then LHP Jonathan Hesketh (7.39, W) had a hit and two Ks in two innings of work. RHP Willy Kesler (3.22, S) gave up a hit in the ninth.
CF Daniel Carroll (2 R, RBI, 2 SB, .297) had a hit and three walks in the leadoff spot. He had ten walks last week! He nearly has sixty stolen bases! SS Leury Bonilla (2 R, E, .310) and 2B Shaver Hansen (2B, R, .296) both had two hits and a walk, C Billy Marcoe (R, PB, E, .191) just had the two hits, and 3B Steve Proscia (HR, 3 RBI, E, .306) hit his ninth home run.

Beloit 6 (MIN - 7), Clinton 3
It's good that we're already in the playoffs. LHP Anthony Fernandez (2.80, 3 E, L) gave up five runs (one earned) on eight hits (HR), a walk, and nine Ks in five and two-thirds innings. He also made way too many errors. RHP Jessie Nava (3.50) then let a run score on two hits, a wild pitch, a walk, and four Ks in two and a third innings and then RHP Ben Versnik (4.50) walked two in the ninth.
RF Kalian Sams (HR, 3 RBI, .238) hit his seventeenth dinger. That's something. 1B Tim Morris (.254) had two singles, 2B Stefen Romero (R, .276) had a single and a walk, and LF Robbie Anston (2B, .253) doubled.

Pulaski 4, Greeneville 0 (HOU - 17)
RHP Angel Raga (4.09) pitched four innings and had three hits and five Ks in that span, which is nice in that he hasn't done so well and not so nice in that the Astros suck almost as much as the Astros. RHP Bo Reeder (4.56, W) had a walk and two Ks in the next two innings and RHP Reynaldo Sabala (3.07) had a hit and a walk in the two innings that followed that. RHP Joshua Corrales (0.96) struck out a pair in the ninth.
RF Alfredo Morales (.264) had three hits, 2B Dan Paolini (2B, .279) and DH Tyler Marlette (.146) both had two, and C David Villasuso (2 R, .240) had a single and a walk.

Peoria Mariners 2, AZL Royals 9
Losing the final game of the season always feels a little depressing. LHP Nick Valenza (7.90, L) gave up four runs on four hits (HR), a wild pitch, a walk, and two Ks in three frames of work. I imagine that he sticks around for instructs. RHP David Holman (5.04) let another run score on two hits in the next two innings. RHP Marcos Reyna (4.18) had a quiet sixth inning but then LHP Scott Ronnenbergh (5.90) let four (three earned) score on four hits and a K in the seventh. I don't know if he's improving much or not, but the home runs are dropping and the command's getting better, it's just the hits that are spiking. RHP Yunior de Jesus (3.24) struck out one in the ninth.
DH Angel Salome (2B, R, .354) doubled. There were two other hits and two other walks, but that's what I'm going with.

Tuesday's Games:
Tacoma: TBA, in Tacoma, @ 7:05 pm PDT
Jackson: RHP Yoervis Medina, in Jackson, @ 10:05 am PDT
High Desert: TBA, in Adleanto, @ 7:05 pm PDT
Clinton: LHP Roenis Elias, in Clinton, @ 4:30 pm PDT
Everett: RHP Steve Landazuri, at Spokane, @ 4:30 pm PDT
Pulaski: TBA, at Greenville, @ 4:00 pm PDT
Peoria: Season over, second place in AZL West
Aguirre: Season over, tied for third place
Yamasa: Season over, lost in second round of playoffs

Organization Record:
Tacoma Rainiers: 67-70, .489, 7.5 GB in PCL Pacific Northern
Jackson Generals: 28-36 (66-68), .438 (.493), 9 GB in SL North
High Desert Mavericks: 25-38 (57-76), .397 (.429), 11 GB in CAL South
Clinton Lumberkings: 37-26 (61-72), .587 (.459), T-1st in MWL Western
Everett Aquasox: 19-14 (35-36), .576 (.493), 1 GB in NWL West
Pulaski Mariners: 31-36, .463, 9 GB in APL East
Peoria Mariners: 25-31, .446, 12 GB in AZL West
Aguirre Mariners: 38-34, .528, 2 GB in VSL
Yamasa Mariners: 45-24, .652, 1st in Santo Domingo Norte
Overall Record: 425-447, .487

no comments

Written by Jay Yencich | 29 August 2011

Tacoma 6, Colorado Springs 5 (COL - 14)
LHP Chris Seddon (6.22, W) let two runs plate on six hits, two wild pitches, three walks, and three KS in seven frames of work. LHP Cesar Jimenez (4.17) then let three runs plate on four hits and a walk in an inning and a third, and RHP Scott Patterson (3.68, S) recorded the final two outs.
1B Chris Gimenez (2B, R, .268) and SS Carlos Triunfel (2B, 2 R, SB, E, .305) both had three hits in the game. Triunfel is hitting something like .333/.378/.500 over the last ten games. What's up with that? RF Mike Wilson (R, .332) had two hits and DH Johan Limonta (.324), C Jose Yepez (HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, .319), and 2B Sean Kazmar (2B, 2 RBI, .258) all had a hit and a walk.

Huntsville 6 (MIL - 14), Jackson 7
LHP Jimmy Gillheeney (6.68) let six runs plate on six hits (HR), a hit batter, three walks, and two Ks in four innings. Not so good. RHP Daniel Cooper (4.91, W) then struck out three in three perfect innings on the way to the win. That was good. LHP Brian Moran (4.50, PO) had a hit and two Ks in the eighth and RHP Stephen Pryor (1.25, S) had a hit and a K in the ninth.
2B Nick Franklin (2 R, CS, .386) had three hits in the game. His average has come down in the past week or so. DH Vinnie Catricala (2B, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI, SB, .346) and LF Jake Shaffer (2B, 3B, 2 RBI, .287) both had two hits and a walk and 3B Scott Savastano (R, RBI, E, .295) added a hit and two walks. CF Brandon Haveman (2B, R, RBI, .265) and SS Gabriel Noriega (2B, R, .246) both doubled and RF Chih-Hsien Chiang (.206) had a single and a walk. The players that I'm omitting also walked once each. This was a good game offensively as well.

Bakersfield 12 (CIN - 6), High Desert 4
Oh. RHP Trevor Miller (21.60, PO, L) got the start and let nine runs (seven earned) score on seven hits (2 HR!), a balk, a couple hit batters, three walks, and two Ks. RHP Keli'i Zablan (9.00) then gave up three runs on five hits (HR), a wild pitch, and a K in the next two and two-thirds innings. The last two innings were pitched by RHP Jason Buursma (5.63) without incident.
CF Daniel Carroll (R, RBI, SB, .296) had a hit and two walks and C Trevor Coleman (RBI, E, .261) had a hit and a walk. 1B Matt Browning (E, .291) and SS Leury Bonilla (R, RBI, .302) both had two hits. 3B Steve Proscia (2B, R, E, .307) doubled.

Beloit 2 (MIN - 8), Clinton 5
YES YES YES. PLAYOFFS! RHP Steve Kohlscheen (4.70) let both runs score on four hits, five walks, and two Ks, which I'm not so hot on, but hey, win. RHP Matt Bischoff (3.47) had a hit, a walk, and two Ks in the next three and then RHP John Taylor (4.91) logged his first save with a strikeout in the ninth.
3B Carlos Ramirez (R, RBI, .240) had two hits and LF Julio Morban (R, RBI, .255) had a hit and a walk. No extra-base hits in this one. Less good and more efficient. Who needs dingers?

Yakima 3 (ARI + 1), Everett 5
Finally. LHP Cameron Hobson (2.17, W) pitched five innings and let three runs (two earned) on five hits (HR), a walk, and six Ks, then LHP Kyle Hunter (1.77, S) allowed six hits and struck out five in the final four innings. Props all around.
SS Marcus Littlewood (HR, 2 RBI, .222) had a home run and a walk and RF Mario Yepez (2B, .329) doubled. They made errors, which helped I guess.

Pulaski 12, Greeneville 2 (HOU - 16)
New series. RHP Mayckol Guaipe (3.66, W) had an unearned run score on three hits, two hit batters, a walk, and four Ks. LHP Jeremy Dobbs (6.16, S) then picked up his first pro save, a three-inning stint with a run scoring on three hits and three Ks.
OFFENSE! No one had more than two hits, but 2B Dan Paolini (2B, 2 R, .276), RF Alfredo Morales (R, RBI, .252), 3B Michael Acevedo (2 R, RBI, .301), 1B Jordy Lara (2 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI, .260), and DH Tyler Marlette (2B, R, 2 RBI, .108) all had two hits in the game with Paolini and Acevedo adding walks. C Hassiel Jimenez (2B, R, RBI, .174) doubled and LF Guillermo Pimentel (HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, .269) hit his eleventh dinger.

AZL Indians 3, Peoria Mariners 7
We won our penultimate game. Go team. RHP Min-sih Chen (6.08, PO, W) pitched five innings and let two runs score on five hits, a walk, and five Ks. He's finished out the season strong, which is nice. RHP Maxx Catapano (5.65) then let a run score on two hits, two walks, and tow Ks in the next two innings and RHP Brandon Plotz (5.51) had a hit, two walks, and a K in the final two innings.
CF James Zamarripa (R, 4 RBI, .274) had two hits, RF Rigoberto Rangel (.227) and C Luke Guarnaccia (2 R, PB, .217) both had two walks with Guarnaccia adding a single, and 1B Reginald Lampe (2B, 2 R, .243) doubled and walked.

Monday's Games:
Tacoma: TBA, in Tacoma, @ 7:05 pm PDT
Jackson: RHP Steven Hensley, in Jackson, @ 5:05 pm PDT
High Desert: TBA, in Adleanto, @ 7:05 pm PDT
Clinton: LHP Anthony Fernandez, in Clinton, @ 4:30 pm PDT
Everett: Off day
Pulaski: TBA, at Greenville, @ 4:00 pm PDT
Peoria: TBA, at Royals, @ 9:00 am PDT
Aguirre: Season over, tied for third place
Yamasa: Season over, lost in second round of playoffs

Organization Record:
Tacoma Rainiers: 66-70, .485, 7.5 GB in PCL Pacific Northern
Jackson Generals: 28-35 (66-67), .444 (.496), 9.5 GB in SL North
High Desert Mavericks: 24-38 (56-76), .387 (.424), 12 GB in CAL South
Clinton Lumberkings: 37-25 (61-71), .597 (.462), T-1st in MWL Western
Everett Aquasox: 19-14 (35-36), .576 (.493), 1 GB in NWL West
Pulaski Mariners: 30-36, .455, 9 GB in APL East
Peoria Mariners: 25-30, .455, 12 GB in AZL West
Aguirre Mariners: 38-34, .528, 2 GB in VSL
Yamasa Mariners: 45-24, .652, 1st in Santo Domingo Norte
Overall Record: 422-444, .487

 

no comments

Written by Jay Yencich | 28 August 2011

Tacoma 5, Colorado Springs 8 (COL - 13)
Here we are, still in the Springs. LHP Luke French (6.39, PO, E, L) let eight runs (five earned) plate on eleven hits, a wild pitch, a walk, and three Ks in six innings of work. RHP Forrest Snow (5.08) struck out one over the final two innings.
SS Carlos Triunfel (3B, .282) had a triple in the game and has rapidly gone from having no extra-base hits to having some extra-base hits. CF Greg Halman (2B, R, E, .287) and LF Michael Saunders (2B, R, 2 RBI, .293) both doubled with Saunders drawing a walk and 2B Sean Kazmar (2 R, E, .257) singled and walked.

Huntsville 1 (MIL - 13), Jackson 6
RHP Kenn Kasparek (4.40, W) pitched six innings and let a run score on five hits, a hit batter, three walks, and four Ks. I could do with fewer walks, but otherwise that's not half bad. LHP Edward Paredes (4.50) threw a wild pitch and struck out three, and LHP Bobby LaFromboise (3.28) had a K in the final inning.
CF Brandon Haveman (HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, SB, .267) had two hits and one of the two home runs, the other going to LF Vinnie Catricala (HR, 2 RBI, A, .341). 2B Scott Savastano (2B, .294), DH Jake Shaffer (2B, R, .285), 1B Rich Poythress (2B, RBI, .264), and RF Johermyn Chavez (3B, R, RBI, .219) all had an extra-base hit and a walk. I'd call this a successful game offensively.

Bakersfield 4 (CIN - 7), High Desert 6
LHP Nate Reed (4.88, PO, W) let four runs (two earned) score on five hits (HR), a wild pitch, a walk, and three Ks in seven frames of work. In a home start, that's exciting. RHP Stephen Kahn (6.37, S) struck out one in the final two innings.
There were dingers again in the game. SS Leury Bonilla (2 HR, 2 E, .293) had two and LF Daniel Carroll (3B, HR, 2 R, .296) and 1B Joe Dunigan (HR, .260) each had one, Carroll as one of three hits. For less exciting stuff, DH Matt Browning (RBI, .275) had a single and a walk.

Beloit 2 (MIN - 7), Clinton 6
FINALLY. WE ARE FINALLY TIED FOR FIRST. LHP Tony Butler (3.16, W) pitched five and two-thirds innings with two runs scoring on six hits, a wild pitch, a balk, a hit batter, three walks, and five Ks. LHP Ryan Kiel (3.04) pitched the next two and two-thirds allowing a hit, walking three, and striking out two before he got ejected for some reason. RHP Tyler Burgoon (2.28) struck out one in the ninth.
CF Mike McGee (HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, .278) had three hits in the game, which included his fourth home run. C John Hicks (3B, R, 2 RBI, .314) and 3B Anthony Phillips (2B, R, RBI, .197) each had two hits and 1B Mickey Wiswall (2B, RBI, .243) and RF Kalian Sams (2B, R, .240) both had a double and a walk.

Yakima 6 (ARI + 2), Everett 5 (ten innings)
We've dropped out of first because we've gotten mauled in this series. Mauled by Bears. RHP Jordan Pries (3.63) let five of the runs (four earned) score on nine hits, a couple hit batters, a walk, and a K in six innings of work. RHP Jeroen de Haas (7.59) had a perfect two innings, striking out three, surprising I know, but then RHP Tim Griffin (2.31, L) got into some trouble and let a run score on a hit and three walks against three Ks in the final three innings.
RF Mario Yepez (R, 2 RBI, .331) and C Mike Dowd (R, .233) both had two hits with Dowd adding a walk, and SS Jetsy Extrano (R, PO, .197) walked twice.

Kingsport 13 (NYM + 7), Pulaski 1
Oh my. RHP Dylan Unsworth (5.16, L) lasted three innings with five runs scoring on six hits (HR) with two strikeouts. That's not so good. RHP Seon Gi Kim (5.86, 2 E) then let three unearned runs score on two hits (HR), two walks, and four Ks in four innings of work. RHP Brett Shankin (6.67) let three more (two earned) score on three hits, a walk, and a K in the eighth and then RHP Ben Cornwell (4.35) had two score on a hit (HR) and a walk in the ninth.
1B Jordy Lara (HR ,.256) had another home run, and only one of his hits this week hasn't gone for extra bases. CF Efrain Nunez (E, .294) and SS Dillon Hazlett (.246) both had a couple of hits.

DSL Angels 3, Yamasa Mariners 1
It's over. LHP Leoncio Munoz (2.70, L) let two runs (one earned) score on three hits, two wild pitches, two hit batters, a walk, and a K in three and a third innings. RHP Noel de la Cruz (0.00, E) then pitched three and two-thirds innings with two hits, a wild pitch, two free passes, and two strikeouts to show for it. RHP Oliver Garcia (2.45) let one last run plate on a hit and a walk in the following inning and two-thirds and RHP Enrique Rosario (0.00) struck out the final batter. Then it was over.
C Miguel Sanchez (HR, .250) hit a dinger, PH Estalyn Morales (3B, 1.000) had a triple in his only at bat, 1B Luis Matias (2B, .364) doubled, and 3B George Soto (.267) had a single and a walk.

Sunday's Games:
Tacoma: TBA, at Colorado Springs, @ 12:05 pm PDT
Jackson: LHP Jimmy Gillheeney, in Jackson, @ 12:05 pm PDT
High Desert: TBA, in Adleanto, @ 5:05 pm PDT
Clinton: RHP Steve Kohlscheen, in Clinton, @ 12:00 pm PDT
Everett: LHP Cameron Hobson, in Everett, @ 4:05 pm PDT
Pulaski: TBA, at Greenville, @ 4:00 pm PDT
Peoria: TBA in Peoria, @ 11:00 am PDT
Aguirre: Season over, tied for third place
Yamasa: Season over, lost in second round of playoffs

Organization Record:
Tacoma Rainiers: 65-70, .481, 8.5 GB in PCL Pacific Northern
Jackson Generals: 27-35 (65-67), .435 (.492), 10.5 GB in SL North
High Desert Mavericks: 23-37 (56-75), .393 (.427), 10.5 GB in CAL South
Clinton Lumberkings: 36-25 (60-71), .590 (.458), T-1st in MWL Western
Everett Aquasox: 18-14 (34-36), .563 (.486), 1 GB in NWL West
Pulaski Mariners: 29-36, .446, 9 GB in APL East
Peoria Mariners: 24-30, .444, 11.5 GB in AZL West
Aguirre Mariners: 38-34, .528, 2 GB in VSL
Yamasa Mariners: 45-24, .652, 1st in Santo Domingo Norte
Overall Record: 416-443, .484

no comments

Written by Jay Yencich | 27 August 2011

Tacoma 12, Colorado Springs 10 (COL - 14) (eleven innings)
LHP Nate Robertson (7.16) gave up ten runs on thirteen hits (2 HR), a wild pitch, three walks, and four KS in four and two-thirds innings and did not lose because this is The Springs. RHP Shawn Kelley (1.98) had two hits and a K in the next two and third innings. RHP Scott Patterson (3.74) and RHP Steve Delabar (0.82, W) both pitched two innings, Patterson allowing a hit and Delabar allowing two hits and a walk while striking out three.
SS Carlos Triunfel (2B, R, RBI, .284) doubled to open the eleventh. Henriquez then bunted, but the pitcher threw it away and Henriquez landed at first. 2B Sean Kazmar (RBI, 3-6, .257) then hit a RBI single to drive in Triunfel. Halman grounded into a twin killing, which pushed Henriquez to third and then LF Michael Saunders (2 R, RBI, 3-6, BB, .294) singled him home. Two runs! Otherwise, 1B Johan Limonta (2 2B, R, 3 RBI, .325) had four hits in the game and 3B Alex Liddi (HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, .259), DH Luis Antonio Jimenez (2B, 2 R, RBI, .278), and RF Mike Wilson (HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, .336) all had two hits, one of which went for extras. Wilson also walked twice.

Huntsville 2 (MIL - 12), Jackson 10
RHP Andrew Carraway (3.46, W) pitched six innings and let a run score on four hits, a wild pitch, a balk, a walk, and six Ks. RHP Stephen Penney (4.50) allowed three hits and a walk while striking out two in the next two innings and then RHP Moises Hernandez (6.45) let a run score on two hits in the ninth.
1B Scott Savastano (HR, 2 R, 3 RBI, .294) and 3B Francisco Martinez (3B, 2 R, 2 RBI, .302) both had two hits in the game, LF Chih-hsien Chiang (R, .204) had a hit and a walk, RF Johermyn Chavez (2B, 3 RBI, .217) doubled, and CF Kuo-hui Lo (R, RBI, .252) had a couple of walks. Martinez is hitting for a good average but his peripherals kind of suck.

Bakersfield 6 (CIN - 6), High Desert 7
RHP Taylor Stanton (5.75, W) gave up six runs for six innings of work after nine hits, a wild pitch, and two walks against two Ks. LHP Jonathan Hesketh (7.96) had a hit in his two innings pitched and RHP Willy Kesler (3.31, S) had a hit in his one inning pitched.
3B Steve Proscia (2B, HR, 3 RBI, .310) had three hits in the game including his eighth home run already. That's exciting. He still isn't walking though. SS Shaver Hansen (HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, SB, .304) had two hits, 2B Matt Browning (2B, R, E, .271) and CF Denny Almonte (HR, 2 RBI, .277) both had extra-base hits, and LF Daniel Carroll (R, SB, .292) had a couple of walks.

Clinton 5, Cedar Rapids 4 (ANA - 10) (ten innings)
Yup, still winning. AND SO IS QUAD CITIES. RHP Carter Capps (3.07) had a heck of a start, going five innings and letting a run score on two hits and a walk while striking out seven. RHP John Taylor (5.40) had two Ks in the next frame, and then the final three were split between RHP Ben Versnik (5.14), RHP Jonathan Arias (2.70, BS, W), and RHP Jessie Nava (3.48, S). Versnik gave up a hit and threw a wild pitch, Arias let three runs (one earned) score on three hits and a couple of Ks while also throwing a wild pitch, and Nava struck out one.
CF Julio Morban (2B, R, 2 RBI, 2 SB, CS, .255) had two hits and a walk. He's batting .293/.361/.413 this month, which means we have something to talk about aside from his April now. LF Robbie Anston (2B, 2 R, RBI, .254) had a double and a walk and SS Brad Miller (R, .375) walked twice. In the tenth, with one out, Morban walked and Miller reached on error. Another error with Hicks at the plate moved Morban to third and then Hicks hit a sacrifice fly. Gift run.

Yakima 9 (ARI + 1), Everett 3
Seriously, why are the Bears destroying us? LHP Bennett Whitmore (5.40, L) gave up four runs in four innings of work on nine hits (HR), a wild pitch, and a walk while striking out three. RHP David Colvin (7.50) allowed two hits and a walk while striking out one in the next two innings. Of all the trouble on the night, RHP Max Krakowiak (5.50) had the worst of it with three runs scoring on five hits. RHP Andrew Kittredge (4.50) then made his pro debut and let a run score on three hits, a walk, and two Ks over the next two innings. RHP Nolan Diaz (6.59) let a run score on two hits, a hit batter, and a K in the ninth.
3B Ramon Morla (R, .279) reached all four times up with three hits and a walk. LF Jabari Blash (2B, R, .298) and 2B Jetsy Extrano (2B, .206) both doubled. Blash struck out three times and Extrano was plunked twice. Ouch. CF Jarrett Burgess (A, E, .239) had two singles and SS Marcus Littlewood (RBI, .259) and DH James Wood (.259) both walked twice.

Kingsport 3 (NYM + 6), Pulaski 12
Turnabout is something or other. RHP Ambioris Hidalgo (4.98) got the start and lasted four and a third innings with three runs scoring on eight hits, a wild pitch, a hit batter, three walks, and a K. RPH Reynaldo Sabala (3.23, W) pitched the next two and two-thirds with two hits, a walk, and three strikeouts to show for it and then RHP Joshua Corrales (1.08) gave up a solo home run and two walks while ringing up a pair in the final two innings.
1B Jordy Lara (2 HR, 4 RBI, .255) went yard twice in the game. Aside from this and what Dunigan did last night, I've been feeling a general dearth of multi-home run games. Maybe I'm just imagining things. LF Guillermo Pimentel (2B, 2 R, RBI, .275) and SS Dillon Hazlett (2B, 3 R, 2 SB, .238) both had three hits with Hazlett drawing a walk. 3B Michael Acevedo (2 R, 2 RBI, .299) and RF Alfredo Morales (2B, R, 2 RBI, A, .254) both had two hits in the game. Morales threw out a runner at home.

Peoria Mariners 3, AZL Brewers 4
RHP Charles Kaalekahi (5.24, PO) went five innings in the start with two runs scoring on six hits, two walks, and three Ks. RHP Alex Sunderland (4.91) then took the next two with a hit, a walk, and four Ks, but then RHP Yunior de Jesus (3.38, L) let two unearned runs score on two hits in the eighth.
2B Felipe Burin (R, RBI, .329) had three hits and a walk in the game. Hooray! 3B Yidid Batista (R, E, .316) had a single and two walks, DH Angel Salome (2B, .362) and C Travis Higgs (2B, .290) both had doubles, and 1B Jose Martinez (RBI, .265) had a single and a walk.

Yamasa Mariners 1, DSL Angels 4
Stupid Angels affiliates. RHP Ivan Julio (5.40, L) let three score on five hits (HR), a walk, two wild pitches, two hit batters, an a K in five innings of work. RHP Gregorio Aquino (0.00, E) let another unearned run plate on two hits, a wild pitch, a hit batter, and a K in the three innings he pitched.
2B Luis Matias (.429) had two hits and two walks and that's something. 3B George Soto (.250) just had two walks and 1B Axel Wel (.500) had a single and a walk.

Saturday's Games:
Tacoma: TBA, at Colorado Springs, @ 6:05 pm PDT
Jackson: RHP Kenn Kasparek, in Jackson, @ 4:05 pm PDT
High Desert: TBA, in Adleanto, @ 7:05 pm PDT
Clinton: LHP Tony Butler, in Clinton, @ 4:00 pm PDT
Everett: RHP Jordan Pries, in Everett, @ 7:05 pm PDT
Pulaski: TBA, in Pulaski, @ 4:00 pm PDT
Peoria: Off day
Aguirre: Season over, tied for third place
Yamasa: TBA, in Yamasa

Organization Record:
Tacoma Rainiers: 65-69, .485, 8 GB in PCL Pacific Northern
Jackson Generals: 26-35 (64-67), .426 (.489), 11 GB in SL North
High Desert Mavericks: 23-37 (55-75), .383 (.423), 11.5 GB in CAL South
Clinton Lumberkings: 35-25 (59-71), .583 (.454), 1 GB in MWL Western
Everett Aquasox: 18-13 (34-35), .581 (.493), T-1st in NWL West
Pulaski Mariners: 29-35, .453, 9 GB in APL East
Peoria Mariners: 24-30, .444, 11.5 GB in AZL West
Aguirre Mariners: 38-34, .528, 2 GB in VSL
Yamasa Mariners: 45-24, .652, 1st in Santo Domingo Norte
Overall Record: 413-440, .484

no comments

Written by Jay Yencich | 26 August 2011

Tacoma 7, Colorado Springs 11 (COL - 13)
This feels more normal, scoring-wise. RHP Erasmo Ramirez (6.14, L) let nine runs (seven earned) score on eleven hits (HR), four walks, and a K in four and a thirds innings. RHP Chaz Roe (6.68), who is used to pitching there, only let two score on three hits (HR) and three Ks in three and two-thirds innings of work.
I come to the discussion of offense with the same level of enthusiasm as I would a Mavericks home game. C Ralph Henriquez (2 2B, R, 2 RBI, .263) had three hits in the game and CF Greg Halman (R, .306), SS Alex Liddi (2B, RBI, E, .259), RF Mike Wilson (2B, 2 R, .333), 1B Johan Limonta (HR, 2 R, .320), and 2B Carlos Triunfel (2 2B, R, 2 RBI, .250) all had two hits with Limonta, Wilson, and Liddi adding walks.

Jackson 1, Mobile 2 (ARI + 21)
Infinite repetition with small deviations. RHP Yoervis Medina (3.65) let a run score on five hits, five walks, a wild pitch, a balk, and six Ks. Trevor Bauer meanwhile allowed one run to score on four hits and a walk and struck out seven in five innings of work. RHP Daniel Cooper (6.17) had a run score against him on two hits, a walk, and a K in the final two innings.
DH Jake Shaffer (.284), CF Kuo-hui Lo (2B, 3B, R, .255), and 3B Francisco Martinez (RBI, .293) all had two hits in the game and SS Nick Franklin (CS, E, .432) had a hit and a walk.

High Desert 8, Visalia 2 (ARI - 3)
RHP Jandy Sena (6.20, E, W), after an eleven-day layoff, pitched six innings and let a run score on six hits and three Ks while plunking two batters. RHP Austin Hudson (5.50) had a run score on two hits, two wild pitches, and four Ks in the last three innings.
There were no cycles today. I feel empty. There were certain things to fill that void, like 1B Joe Dunigan (3 HR, 4 RBI, .257) going yard three times in a game, but as a guy who has played at double-A, it's harder to get excited about. LF Daniel Carroll (HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, CS, .293) also did some promising things like hit a home run, walk three times, and not get hit by a pitch. DH Trevor Coleman (R, PO, .262) also walked three times. SS Shaver Hansen (2B, R, .299), 3B Steve Proscia (2B, RBI, E, .299), 2B Matt Browning (2B, RBI, .273), and CF Denny Almonte (2B, R, .278) all had doubles with Browning adding a walk. Hansen, Proscia, and Almonte all had three Ks too.

Clinton 5, Cedar Rapids 2 (ANA - 9)
LHP Roenis Elias (3.94, W) let two runs score on seven hits (HR), two wild pitches, two walks, and seven Ks. I'm cool with that. RHP Matt Bischoff (3.78) walked one and struck out one in the next inning and then RHP Tyler Burgoon (2.31) allowed a hit and five of the outs he recorded in two frames of work were Ks.
C John Hicks (HR, 2 R, .310) had another three hits in the game which included his second home run. He's been on fire lately. I hope he can catch. RF Julio Morban (R, SB, CS, .252) added two singles, 1B Tim Morris (R, RBI, 3 SB, .254) had a hit and a walk and his typically atypical number of stolen bases, and CF Mike McGee (2B, RBI, .269) and 3B Anthony Phillips (2B, RBI, .194) both had doubles. HEY QUAD CITIES, LOSE A GAME.

Yakima 6 (ARI - 3), Everett 0
Lions and Tigers. Bears. BEARS. RHP Jose Campos (2.12, L) took the loss, which is dumb because both his runs were unearned, he only allowed four hits and a walk, and he struck out twelve. What more do you want? LHP Kyle Hunter (2.20) let four (three earned) plate on four hits and a K in the ninth. Do not want.
2B Jorge Agudelo (2B, CS, 2 E, .200) doubled, RF Mario Yepez (.336) had two singles, and DH Jabari Blash (.301) had a single and a walk.

Kingsport 9 (NYM + 7), Pulaski 3 (six innings)
RHP Ben Cornwell (3.66, E, L) only lasted a third of an inning having given up four unearned runs on two hits and two walks. Worry? RHP Bo Reeder (4.94) let five more (four earned) plate over two and two-thirds innings on six hits, a walk, and a K. RHP Bobby Shore (3.06) then pitched two and a third innings with two hits, a hit batter, and two Ks. I will consider that nature's version of a mercy rule took over from there.
3B Michael Acevedo (HR, 3 RBI, 3 E, .296) had a home run and made terrible, terrible mistakes. DH Jamal Austin (2B, .337) doubled and walked.

AZL Padres 5, Peoria Mariners 2
RHP Lars Huijer (5.40, L) took his first loss, with three runs scoring on seven hits and two Ks through five innings. From there, RHP Richard White (4.09) had command issues over the next three innings, two runs scoring on two hits (HR), five walks, and two Ks. RHP David Holman (5.08) walked one and hit one in the ninth.
LF Yidid Batista (.316), SS Roberto Velasquez (CS, .258), DH Angel Salome (2B, R, .377), and RF Rigoberto Rangel (2B, .231) all had two hits and CF Phillips Castillo (2B, .303) and 3B Jose Martinez (2B, R, .264) both had doubles.

DSL Cubs2 3, Yamasa Mariners 4 (fourteen innings)
This is sort of like a doubleheader. RHP Jose Torres (4.15) let two runs score on four hits, four walks, a wild pitch, and four Ks in four and a third innings. RHP Ronald Dominguez (2.45) scored one of those and one of his own on a hit, three walks, and four Ks. RHP Domingo Brazoban (0.00, E, BS, W) in turn scored Dominguez' run and had five walks, a wild pitch, and three Ks in six innings on the w ay to the win.
In the fourteenth, 3B George Soto (2B, R, 2-5, BB, .333) opened the inning with a double, then Matias sacrificed him over and RF Gabriel Guerrero (2B, RBI, CS, PO, 3-6, .400) singled him home. Efficient. 1B Axel Wel (2 2B, .556) added two doubles. This is the usual "we basically played a doubleheader" trim-down of offensive events.

Friday's Games:
Tacoma: TBA, at Colorado Springs, @ 6:05 pm PDT
Jackson: RHP Andrew Carraway, in Jackson, @ 5:05 pm PDT
High Desert: TBA, in Adleanto, @ 7:00 pm PDT
Clinton: RHP Carter Capps, at Cedar Rapids, @ 4:35 pm PDT
Everett: LHP Bennett Whitmore, in Everett, @ 7:05 pm PDT
Pulaski: TBA, in Pulaski, @ 4:00 pm PDT
Peoria: TBA, at Brewers, @ 11:00 am PDT
Aguirre: Season over, tied for third place
Yamasa: TBA, at DSL Angels

Organization Record:
Tacoma Rainiers: 64-69, .481, 9.5 GB in PCL Pacific Northern
Jackson Generals: 25-35 (63-67), .417 (.485), 11.5 GB in SL North
High Desert Mavericks: 22-37 (54-75), .373 (.419), 12 GB in CAL South
Clinton Lumberkings: 34-25 (58-71), .576 (.450), 1 GB in MWL Western
Everett Aquasox: 18-12 (34-34), .600 (.500), 1st in NWL West
Pulaski Mariners: 28-35, .444, 10 GB in APL East
Peoria Mariners: 24-28, .462, 10 GB in AZL West
Aguirre Mariners: 38-34, .528, 2 GB in VSL
Yamasa Mariners: 45-24, .652, 1st in Santo Domingo Norte
Overall Record: 408-438, .482

 

no comments

Written by Jay Yencich | 25 August 2011

I have found an Appalachian League All-Star Team and Jamal Austin is the starting centerfielder. Also, huh, we signed RHP Andrew Kittredge. Local baseball fans rejoice!

Tacoma 9, Colorado Springs 3 (COL - 14)
Be sure to follow Mike Curto's Twitter account for updates on all the important things that are happening in the Colorado Springs series such as how many ants are in the press box at any given time. RHP Jarrett Grube (5.25, W) lasted eight innings, which is saying something with no humidor there, and he gave up three runs on eight hits (HR), a couple walks, and two Ks. LHP Fabio Castro (3.82) had a hit, a couple of walks, and a K in the ninth.
CF Greg Halman (2B, R, SB, .305), DH Luis Antonio Jimenez (2 R, 2 RBI, .278), RF Mike Wilson (HR, E, .331), and C Chris Gimenez (R, .276) all had a couple of hits with Wilson drawing a walk. LF Michael Saunders (HR, 2 R, A, .292) had a home run and a walk, SS Carlos Triunfel (2B, 2 RBI, E, .238) dobuled, and 2B Matt Tuiasosopo (R, RBI, .226) walked twice.

Jackson 2, Mobile 1 (ARI + 20) (eleven innings)
Infinite repetition with slight variation. RHP Steven Hensley (4.76) pitched five and two-thirds innings with a run scoring on eight hits, two walks, and two Ks. LHP Brian Moran (4.58) had three hits, a walk, and three Ks to his line in two and a third innings, and LHP Bobby LaFromboise (3.34, W) had a similar line minus an out and all those hits. RHP Stephen Pryor (1.31, S) struck out one in the ninth.
DH Scott Savastano (R, PO, .293), 3B Francisco Martinez (E, .284), and RF Johermyn Chavez (2B, RBI, .219) all had two hits with Savastano and Chavez adding walks. 1B Vinnie Catricala (.350) had a hit and a walk.

High Desert 13, Visalia 6 (ARI - 2)
RHP Chris Sorce (4.88, W) gave up six runs (four earned) on nine hits, a hit batter, a walk, and seven Ks in six and two-thirds innings and won because the offense was crazy. But he gave up three doubles to the same batter. What's up with that? RHP Willy Kesler (3.41) had two hits and a K in the next inning and a third, scoring two of Sorce's runs, and LHP Jose Jimenez (6.30) closed things out with two Ks.
CF Denny Almonte (2B, 3B, HR, 3 R, 2 RBI, .278) hit for the cycle. WHAT NOW? WHAT DO I DO NOW THAT I HAVE HAD THE RARE JOY OF MENTIONING A SUCCESSFUL CYCLE? I'M SCARED. Right so, RF James McOwen (2B, R, .272) and 1B Joe Dunigan (HR, 5 RBI, .227) both had three hits but this does nothing to compare to A CYCLE OH MY… (calm down, deep breaths...) okay. LF Daniel Carroll (3B, 2 R, E, .292), SS Shaver Hansen (2 R, RBI, .302), 2B Matt Browning (R, 3 RBI, .268), and C Trevor Coleman (HR, .263) all had two hits with Coleman adding two walks and Carroll and Hansen adding two apiece.

Clinton 7, Cedar Rapids 3 (ANA - 8)
Now, if only Quad Cities would lose a game. LHP Anthony Fernandez (2.86, PO, W) got the win after pitching seven innings and letting two score on six hits (HR), two walks, and seven Ks. LHP Ryan Kiel (3.38) had a run score on two hits and two Ks in the next frame and RHP Jessie Nava (3.56) gave up a single in the ninth.
SS Brad Miller (2B, R, RBI, .500), now leading off, CF Mike McGee (2B, RBI, .269), 2B Stefen Romero (R, RBI, .283), and RF Kalian Sams (2B, 3B, R, 2 RBI, .239) all had two hits. C Carlton Tanabe (2B, RBI, .206) doubled.

Yakima 10 (ARI - 2), Everett 6
Bears are dangerous. I was told by the game notes in previous days that Shipers would be good to go, but no, RHP Joe DiRocco (5.09, L) started and went three and two-thirds innings with seven runs (six earned) scoring on eight hits, a wild pitch, a walk, and three Ks. Oh Aquasox, why do you torment me with the promise of Jordan Shipers? Oh Jordan Shipers, why do you torment me with the promise of Jordan Shipers' talent? I suppose not all of our 2010 pitchers can be awesome out of the gate. Just look below. RHP Jeroen de Haas (8.38) scored three of those and one of his own on three hits, a walk, and two Ks in a frame and a third, then RHP Bryan Leigh (4.78, E) let two plate on four hits, a wild pitch, two walks, and three Ks in the next three and two-thirds innings. RHP Cody Weiss (7.07) walked one before getting the final out.
RF Mario Yepez (2 2B, 2 R, RBI, A, E, .333) had three hits in the game and CF Nathan Melendres (2 R, .287) and LF Jabari Blash (2B, 4 RBI, .301) both had two hits. That covers the two through four hitters. 2B Jetsy Extrano (2B, R, .211) doubled and walked out of the ninth spot in the order.

Pulaski 0, Princeton 6 (TB - 4)
Shutout :( RHP Luke Taylor (8.87, L) gave up four runs on three hits, a wild pitch, two walks, and a K in an inning of work. The uncomfortable thing about that is that any Rays team is going to inevitably feature a lot of NW kids whom Taylor probably played with at some point, and they contributed to the beating. LHP Jeremy Dobbs (6.51) pitched the next five and let two runs (one earned) on seven hits, a wild pitch, and three Ks. RHP Brett Shankin (6.26) walked a pair and struck out one in the final two.
2B Dan Paolini (2B, .274) was the only major offensive contributor, the only one with multiple hits, the only one with an extra-base hit. It was that kind of game.

AZL Royals 7, Peoria Mariners 3
Yeah, not so hot on this one. RHP Gabe Saquilon (5.32, L) lasted just an inning and a third with a couple of runs scoring on two hits, a walk, and two Ks. Next up was LHP Nick Valneza (7.40) who had two runs score in four and two-thirds innings after two hits, three wild pitches, five walks, and five Ks. I suppose an even K/BB is an improvement in his case. RHP Brandon Plotz (6.28) let three runs (two earned) score on two hits, a wild pitch, a hit batter, two walks, and a strikeout in the next two innings and then LHP Scott Ronnenbergh (5.14) allowed a hit and struck out one in the ninth. The big hit, and one of the few hits overall, was the home run by 1B Reginald Lampe (HR, 2 RBI, E, .238). Additionally, 2B Felipe Burin (.327) had a single and a walk.

Yamasa Mariners 8, DSL Cubs 2 1
In lieu of a doubleheader, we just had this. RHP Gregorio Aquino (0.00) had three hits and three Ks in three and a third innings and then RHP Noel de la Cruz (0.00, E, W) joined in four another three and two-thirds and allowed an unearned run to score on four hits, a hit batter, and two Ks. RHP Oliver Garcia (0.00) had a hit and two Ks in the final two innings.
1B Axel Wel (2B, R, RBI, SB, .750) had three hits to lead the team, but DH Randy Perez (2 R, CS, .667) also reached three times with two hits and a walk and LF Wilton Martinez (HR, 2 RBI, E, .250) hit a two-run shot in the fifth. SS Ketel Marte (R, RBI, E, .250) had a single and a walk and C Alexander Capriata (2B, R, .250) doubled.

Thursday's Games:
Tacoma: TBA, at Colorado Springs, @ 5:05 pm PDT
Jackson: RHP Yoervis Medina, at Mobile, @ 5:05 pm PDT
High Desert: TBA, at Visalia, @ 7:00 pm PDT
Clinton: LHP Roenis Elias, at Cedar Rapids, @ 4:35 pm PDT
Everett: RHP Jose Campos (CAMPOS COURT), in Everett, @ 7:05 pm PDT
Pulaski: TBA, at Princeton, @ 4:00 pm PDT
Peoria: TBA, in Peoria, @ 11:00 am PDT
Aguirre: Season over, tied for third place
Yamasa: TBA, in Yamasa

Organization Record:
Tacoma Rainiers: 64-68, .485, 9 GB in PCL Pacific Northern
Jackson Generals: 25-34 (63-66), .424 (.488), 10.5 GB in SL North
High Desert Mavericks: 21-37 (53-75), .362 (.414), 11.5 GB in CAL South
Clinton Lumberkings: 33-25 (57-71), .569 (.445), 1 GB in MWL Western
Everett Aquasox: 18-11 (34-33), .621 (.507), 1st in NWL West
Pulaski Mariners: 28-34, .452, 10 GB in APL East
Peoria Mariners: 24-28, .462, 10 GB in AZL West
Aguirre Mariners: 38-34, .528, 2 GB in VSL
Yamasa Mariners: 45-24, .652, 1st in Santo Domingo Norte
Overall Record: 406-433, .484

no comments

Written by Jay Yencich | 24 August 2011

Tacoma 4, Reno 5 (ARI + 14)
LHP Chris Seddon (6.41, 2 E) started and got six innings deep with it, scoring four runs on five hits, a wild pitch, a hit batter, two walks, and six Ks. RHP Steve Delabar (1.00, L) then finally gave up a run on two hits and a walk in two and a third innings, it just happened to be at a crucial time. But then again, LHP Cesar Jimenez (3.86) gave up the hit that scored the run, so whatever.
The top two of LF Greg Halman (HR, 2 RBI, .301) and 1B Johan Limonta (HR, .319) both had home runs, twelfth for Limonta and only the second for Halman, who was up in the big league for probably a longer stretch of time than you thought. Also injuries. 3B Alex Liddi (.257), RF Mike Wilson (SB. .329) and 2B Matt Tuiasosopo (2B, 2 R, SB, .226) all had two hits with Wilson adding a walk and DH Luis Antonio Jimenez (2B, .276) doubled.

Jackson 1, Mobile 2 (ARI + 21) (ten innings)
We were going up against Tyler Skaggs, so I guess that's something. LHP Jimmy Gillheeney (5.72, PO) pitched six and two-thirds innings with a run scoring on two hits, five walks, and three Ks. RHP Stephen Penney (4.70) then came in for an inning and a third and walked two. LHP Edward Paredes (4.71, L) also pitched an inning and a third, but let a run score on three hits, a hit batter, three walks, and two Ks. Paredes had two intentional walks and Penney had one. This means something.
2B Nick Franklin (HR, .472) hit a dinger off Skaggs which was only one of two hits. DH Scott Savastano (.290) walked twice though.

High Desert 8, Visalia 14 (ARI - 1)
RHP Trevor Miller (34.71, L) got called up to make a start in his home state and the results weren't too pretty, as he gave up nine runs on ten hits (2 HR), two walks, and two Ks in two and a third innings. RHP Stephen Kahn (6.69) scored one of those and one of his own on a hit, a wild pitch, a hit batter, two walks, and three Ks in three and two-thirds innings. LHP Jason Markovitz (6.48) had four runs through the final two innings after five hits and a walk.
LF Daniel Carroll (3 R, SB, 2 A, .291), SS Shaver Hansen (2B, R, 2 RBI, .299), and CF Denny Almonte (HR, 2 RBI, .272) all had two hits, that being the twenty-first home run for Almonte. Carroll also drew a walk. 1B Joe Dunigan (.197) walked twice.

Kane County 2 (KC + 7), Clinton 4
Uh… we just took three of four from the division leader. Lumberkings with a shot at the playoffs. RHP Steve Kohlscheen (4.79, W) had a run score against him on six hits, two walks, and three Ks in six innings. RHP Jonathan Arias (2.59, S) had a run score against him on a hit, two walks, and five Ks in the final three innings.
C John Hicks (2 2B, 2 R, CS, .294) had three hits in the game. It's nice to see him coming around of late. SS Brad Miller (2B, RBI, .538), CF Mike McGee (2B, R, .264), 2B Stefen Romero (3B, R, RBI, .281), and SS-3B Anthony Phillips (2B, RBI, .191) all had extra-base hits.

Eugene 5 (SD + 2), Everett 4
RHP Steve Landazuri (4.82, E, L) didn't have an especially good start, pitching four innings and letting five runs (four earned) cross on six hits (HR), two walks, a wild pitch, and six Ks. RHP Max Krakowiak (4.00) had five hits, two walks, and two Ks in the next two and two-thirds innings and then RHP Tim Griffin (2.25) had a hit and three Ks in the final two and a third innings.
LF Jabari Blash (2 2B, R, .297) had three hits, and aside from the walk rush a few weeks ago, it's been mostly hitting for him. C Larry Gonzalez (RBI, .260) had two singles, 1B Jharmidy de Jesus (3B, R, 2 RBI, E, .315) had a triple and a walk, and CF Nathan Melendres (2B, RBI, .284) doubled.

Pulaski 5, Princeton 2 (TB - 5)
It had been a while since RHP Mayckol Guaipe (4.03, W) had a start this good. He pitched six innings this time out, allowing four hits and a walk while hitting a batter and ringing up five. RHP Seon Gi Kim (6.85, S) pitched the next three innings and let two plate on three hits, a walk, and three Ks.
LF Guillermo Pimentel (HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, .274) and C David Villasuso (PB, .240) both had a couple of hits, Pimentel's going a little further (tenth home run!). CF Jamal Austin (2 R, .342) walked twice and 1B Patrick Brady (3B, R, RBI, .327) and SS Dillon Hazlett (2B, .226) both had extra-base hits with Hazlett drawing a walk.

Peoria Mariners 5, AZL Royals 6
RHP Min-sih Chen (6.33) pitched five innings this time around with two runs scoring on four hits, a wild pitch, a hit batter, a walk, and five Ks. For August, he has a 16/3 K/BB in 18.2 IP and a .263 average against. Improvements! RHP Marcos Reyna (4.31, BS, L) then had four runs (three earned) plate on three hits, a wild pitch, two walks, and two Ks in an inning and two-thirds. RHP Maxx Catapano (5.74) scored one of those and had a hit allowed and three strikeouts in the final inning and a third.
3B-LF Yidid Batista (2B, 2 R, SB, .315) had three hits in the game, DH Angel Salome (2B, R, RBI, .378) had two hits, LF-RF Phillips Castillo (2B, R, 2 RBI, 2 E, .312) and RF-CF Rigoberto Rangel (2B, RBI, .220) both doubled, Rangel drawing a walk, and C Luke Guarnaccia (SB, 2 E, .235) walked twice.

The DSL games were pushed to tomorrow when there will be a doubleheader I guess.

Wednesday's Games:
Tacoma: TBA, at Colorado Springs, @ 5:05 pm PDT
Jackson: RHP Steve Hensley, at Mobile, @ 5:05 pm PDT
High Desert: TBA, at Visalia, @ 7:00 pm PDT
Clinton: LHP Anthony Fernandez, at Cedar Rapids, @ 4:35 pm PDT
Everett: LHP Jordan Shipers (no really), in Everett, @ 7:05 pm PDT
Pulaski: TBA, at Princeton, @ 4:00 pm PDT
Peoria: TBA, in Peoria, @ 11:00 am PDT
Aguirre: Season over, tied for third place
Yamasa: TBA, at DSL Cubs2

Organization Record:
Tacoma Rainiers: 63-68, .481, 9.5 GB in PCL Pacific Northern
Jackson Generals: 24-34 (62-66), .414 (.484), 11.5 GB in SL North
High Desert Mavericks: 20-37 (52-75), .351 (.409), 12 GB in CAL South
Clinton Lumberkings: 32-25 (56-71), .561 (.441), 1 GB in MWL Western
Everett Aquasox: 18-10 (34-32), .643 (.515), 1st in NWL West
Pulaski Mariners: 28-33, .459, 9.5 GB in APL East
Peoria Mariners: 24-27, .471, 9 GB in AZL West
Aguirre Mariners: 38-34, .528, 2 GB in VSL
Yamasa Mariners: 45-24, .652, 1st in Santo Domingo Norte
Overall Record: 402-430, .483

no comments

Written by Jay Yencich | 23 August 2011

Tacoma 6, Reno 7 (ARI + 13) (twelve innings)
There's a lot of this game that doesn't make sense and it comes early on. LHP Luke French (6.34) pitched and gave up six runs on twelve hits, two walks, and four Ks in four+ innings of work. That, I'm not outright surprised about. What surprises me is that RHP Forrest Snow (5.40) went two innings, walking one and scoring one of French's runs. This would have been Snow's usual start day, and Vasquez was going to be called up to start in the doubleheader tomorrow. Why wedge French back into the rotation and move out Snow? Anyway, RHP Fabio Castro (3.88) struck out one in the next inning and then RHP Scott Patterson (3.92) and RHP Shawn Kelley (2.38) split the next four, Patterson striking out a pair and Kelley walking five, one intentionally, and striking out one, which is about the least Shawn Kelley line I can think of. RHP Chaz Roe (6.75) let one score on two hits without an out in the twelfth. So it goes. The opposing starter was Gaby Hernandez.
RF Mike Wilson (HR, .325) had a dinger and a walk, SS Carlos Triunfel (2B, RBI, .255) contributed three hits and one of them wasn't a single, CF Michael Saunders (3 R, SB, .299) and C Chris Gimenez (2 R, .250) both had two hits and Gimenez walks, and DH Johan Limonta (2B, .320) and 3B Alex Liddi (.255) both had a hit and a walk. Liddi struck out three times though.

Jackson 5, Mobile 4 (ARI + 20)
RHP Kenn Kasparek (4.73) pitched five innings and allowed three runs to score on nine hits (HR), a balk, a hit batter, a walk, and three Ks. RHP Moises Hernandez (6.42) let a run plate on two hits, a walk, and a K in the next inning and two-thirds, and then LHP Brian Moran (4.77, W) had a hit and a walk in the next two-thirds. RHP Stephen Pryor (1.37, S) had a hit, a wild pitch, and a K in the final inning and two-thirds.
2B Nick Franklin (R, SB, .500), DH Vinnie Catricala (2B, R, RBI, PO, .359), 3B Francisco Martinez (2B, R, .284), and RF Chih-Hsien Chiang (2 2B , R, RBI, .220) all had two hits in the game. There is no part of that which does not make me quite happy. 1B Scott Savastano (2B, R, .292) doubled.

High Desert 4, San Jose 18 (SF + 8)
Games this awful usually only come at home. Let's get this over with. LHP Nate Reed (5.55, L) pitched three and two-thirds innings with nine runs (four earned) scoring against him on six hits (HR), a hit batter, a walk, and three Ks. RHP Jason Buursma (6.43) let eight runs (five earned) score on five hits (2 HR), three walks, and a K in the next inning and two-thirds and RHP Keli'i Zablan (8.78) let a run score on three hits and two Ks in the last two and two-thirds innings. Both relievers let two inherited runs score. Why, we would have only let ten runs score if not for the errors. There were five of those.
2B Matt Browning (R, .290) and 3B Steve Proscia (E, .314) both had two hits, RF James McOwen (2 RBI, .250) had a hit and a walk, and LF Daniel Carroll (2B, R, .289), DH Leury Bonilla (2B, .280), and SS Shaver Hansen (2B, R, E, .291) all had doubles and Carroll and Bonilla added walks to those totals.

Kane County 1 (KC + 8), Clinton 12
Holy crap, we've won two games in the series. We still have a shot at the division! LHP Tony Butler (3.16, W) gave up a run on four hits, two walks, and eight Ks in six and a third innings, which is pretty good. RHP Ben Versnik (6.00) had a hit and a K in the final two and two-thirds.
2B Stefen Romero (2B, 2 R, 2 RBI, .280), SS Brad Miller (2B, 2 R, RBI, .600), and C John Hicks (2 2B, 2 R, 4 RBI, .274) all had three hits in the game. Hooray! 3B Carlos Ramirez (R, RBI, .246) and LF-RF Kevin Rivers (2B, 2 R, .258) both had two hits with Ramirez adding a walk and CF Mike McGee (2B, R, RBI, .265) and 1B-LF Mickey Wiswall (2B, R, RBI, .248) both doubled.

Eugene 0 (SD + 1), Everett 7
Awesome. LHP Cameron Hobson (1.95, W) pitched five frames and allowed five hits and a walk while striking out six. RHP David Colvin (11.25. E) had a hit, a walk, and three Ks in the next three innings and RHP Cody Weiss (7.24) walked one in the ninth.
DH James Wood (HR, 2 R, CS, .270) had two hits and a walk and continued the home run tear. LF Jabari Blash (2B, R, E, .288) and C Larry Gonzalez (.250) both had two hits as well and SS Danny Lopez (2B, R, .252), CF Nathan Melendres (3B, R, RBI, .287), and 2B Jorge Agudelo (2B, 2 RBI, E, .199) all had extra-base hits and 1B Jharmidy de Jesus (R, .314) had a single and a walk.

Pulaski 4, Princeton 2 (TB - 4)
RHP Dylan Unsworth (4.66, W) had seven innings pitched in the start and let two score on four hits (HR) and three Ks. RHP Reynaldo Sabala (3.47, S) struck out a pair in the final two and hit one.
LF Guillermo Pimentel (CS. E. .271) and RF Alfredo Morales (.259) both had two walks in the game which is worth leading off with because what? DH Efrain Nunez (3B, R, .292) had a triple and a walk and 3B Kenny Straus (2B, R, .156) doubled. I don't think he's played much third for us.

The DSL game was suspended with the M's leading 1-0 in the fourth and I guess they'll finish that tomorrow.

Tuesday's Games:
Tacoma: TBA, at Reno, @ 7:05 pm PDT
Jackson: LHP Jimmy Gillheeney, at Mobile, @ 5:05 pm PDT
High Desert: TBA, at Visalia, @ 7:00 pm PDT
Clinton: RHP Steve Kohlscheen, in Clinton, @ 4:30 pm PDT
Everett: RHP Steve Landazuri, in Everett, @ 7:05 pm PDT
Pulaski: TBA, at Princeton, @ 4:00 pm PDT
Peoria: TBA, at Royals, @ 11:00 am PDT
Aguirre: Season over, tied for third place
Yamasa: TBA, at DSL Cubs2

Organization Record:
Tacoma Rainiers: 63-67, .485, 8.5 GB in PCL Pacific Northern
Jackson Generals: 24-33 (62-65), .421 (.488), 10.5 GB in SL North
High Desert Mavericks: 20-36 (52-74), .357 (.413), 11.5 GB in CAL South
Clinton Lumberkings: 31-25 (55-71), .554 (.437), 1 GB in MWL Western
Everett Aquasox: 18-9 (34-31), .667 (.523), 1st in NWL West
Pulaski Mariners: 27-33, .450, 10 GB in APL East
Peoria Mariners: 24-26, .480, 8.5 GB in AZL West
Aguirre Mariners: 38-34, .528, 2 GB in VSL
Yamasa Mariners: 45-24, .652, 1st in Santo Domingo Norte
Overall Record: 400-425, .485

no comments

Written by Jay Yencich | 22 August 2011

Tacoma 2, Reno 4 (ARI + 12)
LHP Nate Robertson (6.43, PO, L) let four runs plate on nine hits (HR), two walks, and two Ks in six and two-thirds innings. RHP Steve Delabar (0.00) had a hit, a walk, and a K in the final frame and a third. Delabar hasn't let a run score since becoming a Rainier.
LF Greg Halman (R, SB, .317) was the leadoff man and walked twice. It's too late in the season to be surprised by things. 3B Alex Liddi (2B, R, .256) and RF Mike Wilson (2B, .327) both doubled, CF Michael Saunders (RBI, CS, .298) had two hits, and C Jose Yepez (.321) had a single and a walk.

Jackson 2, Mobile 3 (ARI + 21)
RHP Andrew Carraway (3.55, L) took the loss after giving up two runs on seven hits, a hit batter, and four Ks in five and two-thirds innings. RHP Daniel Cooper (6.52) then let another run plate on two hits and a walk in the next inning and a third. LHP Bobby LaFromboise (3.46) struck out two in the eighth.
There was a failed rally in the ninth that scored the two runs. I'm not too into despair at the moment, so I'll let you figure that one out for yourself. RF Chih-Hsien Chiang (2B, 2 RBI, .205) had a double, CF Kuo -hui Lo (.250) had two singles, and 1B Scott Savastano (R, .292) had a single and a walk.

High Desert 3, San Jose 4 (SF + 7)
RHP Taylor Stanton (5.32, E) had another long outing, this time going eight innings and letting a run score on six hits, three walks, and six Ks. LHP Jose Jimenez (6.41, E, L) had three unearned runs score against him after a hit and a walk and only one out, and RHP Stephen Kahn (7.13, BS) struck out one more on the way to blowing it with two hits scoring two runs against Jimenez.
DH Joe Dunigan (HR, 2 RBI, .207) had a home run and struck out three times. He has some of the numbers but not all of them are good. 2B Matt Browning (.269) had three singles and CF Denny Almonte (2B, R, CS, .273) and SS Shaver Hansen (R, RBI, .293) both had two hits.

Kane County 1 (KC + 9), Clinton 7
Reversal! Game gained! RHP Carter Capps (3.72, W) got his first pro win, pitching five innings with a run scoring on four hits, a hit batter, three walks, and five Ks. RHP John Taylor (6.75) then walked three and struck out three in the next two and a third innings and RHP Tyler Burgoon (2.40) struck out a pair in the final inning and two-thirds.
LF Kevin Rivers (2 R, RBI, SB, .255) reached four times with three hits and a walk. That's something on its own. 3B Carlos Ramitez (HR, .241) and RF Kalian Sams (.238) both had solo home runs. DH Stefen Romero (2B, R, 2 RBI, .275), SS Brad Miller, and C John Hicks (R, RBI, .255) all had two hits, with Hicks and Romero drawing walks.

Eugene 2 (SD + 2), Everett 8
RHP Jordan Pries (3.26, E, W) gave up two runs on three hits, a wild pitch, two walks, and eight Ks, which is pretty good I'd say. RHP Nolan Diaz (6.49) had a hit, a walk, and two Ks in the next two-thirds and LHP Kyle Hunter (0.59, S) had a hit and four Ks in the final three.
DH James Wood (2 HR, 3 RBI, .264) hit two dingers which is not something that we've seen often from this team this season. RF Mario Yepez (R, RBI, CS, .332) and 1B Ethan Paquette (R, .246) both had two hits with Yepez drawing a walk, 2B Marcus Littlewood (2 R, RBI, .237) walked twice, and LF Jabari Blash (2 RBI, .282) and C Larry Gonzalez (2B, R, .237) both had a hit and a walk.

Pulaski 2, Bluefield 9 (TOR + 13)
The novelty has worn off, let's move on to other things. RHP Ambioris Hidalgo (4.85, L) took the loss after letting seven runs (six earned) score on seven hits (HR), four walks, and four Ks in four and a third innings. RHP Brett Shankin (6.75) had two more score on a hit and three walks in the next frame and two-thirds. RHP Bobby Shore (3.52) and RHP Joshua Corrales (0.00) split the final two innings with Shore allowing a hit and Corrales striking out one.
C Jose Hernandez (.205) had two singles and SS Dillon Hazlett (2B, .228) doubled and walked.

Peoria Mariners 6, AZL Cubs 5 (eleven innings)
RHP Charles Kaalehahi (5.40) pitched five innings and let three plate on seven hits, a wild pitch, a walk, and four Ks. RHP David Holman (5.27) had a walk and two Ks in the next two innings and then RHP Yunior de Jesus (3.52, BS, W) had some trouble with a run scoring on two hits and a hit batter in three frames of work. RHP Alex Sunderland (5.40, S) had similar totals, minus two innings and the hit batter.
The rally in the eleventh was all with two outs, CF James Zamarripa (R, CS, E, 2-5, .274) reaching on error followed by consecutive singles from 3B Yidid Batista (R, E, 1-5, BB, .303), Burin, and DH Angel Salome (2 2B, 2 R, RBI, 5-6, .366). There were also two hits apiece from LF Phillips Castillo (2 2B, R, RBI, .312) and C Luke Guarnaccia (CS, .250) both had two hits, with Guarnaccia adding a walk, and 1B Jose Martinez (2B, E, .271) had a double and a walk.

Monday's Games:
Tacoma: TBA, at Reno, @ 1:05 pm PDT
Jackson: RHP Kenn Kasparek, at Mobile, @ 5:05 pm PDT
High Desert: TBA, at San Jose, @ 7:00 pm PDT
Clinton: LHP Tony Butler, in Clinton, @ 4:30 pm PDT
Everett: TBA, in Everett, @ 7:05 pm PDT
Pulaski: TBA, at Princeton, @ 4:00 pm PDT
Peoria: Off day
Aguirre: Season over, tied for third place
Yamasa: TBA, at DSL Cubs2

Organization Record:
Tacoma Rainiers: 63-66, .488, 7.5 GB in PCL Pacific Northern
Jackson Generals: 23-33 (61-65), .411 (.484), 11.5 GB in SL North
High Desert Mavericks: 20-35 (52-73), .364 (.416), 11 GB in CAL South
Clinton Lumberkings: 30-25 (54-71), .545 (.432), 2 GB in MWL Western
Everett Aquasox: 17-9 (33-31), .654 (.516), 1st in NWL West
Pulaski Mariners: 26-33, .441, 10 GB in APL East
Peoria Mariners: 24-26, .480, 8.5 GB in AZL West
Aguirre Mariners: 38-34, .528, 2 GB in VSL
Yamasa Mariners: 45-24, .652, 1st in Santo Domingo Norte
Overall Record: 396-423, .484

no comments

Written by Jay Yencich | 21 August 2011

Tacoma 7, Reno 8 (ARI + 11)
RHP Erasmo Ramirez (4.68) had trouble following up with another good outing and let six runs score on eight hits, a hit batter, and three walks against seven Ks in five and two-thirds innings. LHP Cesar Jimenez (3.86, PO, L) finished the game and let two runs score on two hits, two walks, and four Ks.
RF Mike Wilson (R, .329), CF Michael Saunders (R, RBI, SB, .293), 1B Matt Tuiasosopo (2B, 3 RBI, .227), and 2B Sean Kazmar (2B, R, .255) all had two hits with Tui and Kazmar adding walks. C Chris Gimenez (HR, 2 R, .211), continuing the rehab thing, had a home run and a walk.

Tennessee 7 (CHC + 7), Jackson 4 (eleven innings)
Whoops. If you're wondering how RHP Yoervis Medina (5.68) would fare and whether or not the home runs would follow him, the answer is yes. Through six and a third innings, four runs on six hits (3 HR!!) and two walks against three Ks. Right. LHP Bobby LaFrombois (3.52) pitched the next inning and two-thirds without incident and RHP Stephen Penney (4.85) had a hit, a hit batter, three walks, and three Ks in the two innings after that. LHP Edward Paredes (4.65, L) gave up the lead, three runs on three hits, a walk, and two Ks in the eleventh.
LF Jake Shaffer (R, RBI, SB, .282), RF Johermyn Chavez (2 R, RBI, .219), and C Jesus Sucre (RBI, .228) all had two hits with Chavez and Sucre adding walks. Sucre's name in a box score seems to continue to catch me off-guard. SS Nick Franklin (2B, .542) and PH Scott Savastano (2B, .292) both doubled while CF Kuo-hui Lo (.242) had a single and a walk.

High Desert 2, San Jose 0 (SF + 6)
I'll just get this right out there: this was bullpen day. We pitched a shutout on BULLPEN DAY. LHP Jonathan Hesketh (8.63, PO) had three hits, a hit batter, and six Ks in four innings pitched and RHP Austin Hudson (5.62) followed up with four innings where he allowed four hits and struck out a pair. RHP Willy Kesler (3.55, S) saved it with a hit, a walk, and two Ks in the ninth.
LF Daniel Carroll (HR, SB, .290) had a couple of hits including his fourteenth dinger. In San Jose, dingers mean something. SS Leury Bonilla (2B, 2 E, .278) doubled, C Trevor Coleman (.263) had two walks, and 2B Shaver Hansen (R, .287) had a single and a walk.

Kane County 7 (KC + 10), Clinton 1
Since the Cougars lead the division, we're running a risk of losing ground here. LHP Roenis Elias (4.18, L) took his first loss as a Lumberking with five runs scoring on seven hits (2 HR), four walks, and eight Ks in five innings. RHP Matt Bischoff (3.90) had an unusually long outing with four innings pitched and two runs scoring on seven hits and five Ks.
2B Steven Romero (HR, .273) hit his sixteenth dinger and RF Kalian Sams (2B, .238) doubled. Miller also debuted at short and was 1-for-3.

Everett 9, Vancouver 13 (OAK - 7) (ten innings)
I've written about less painful games. LHP Bennett Whitmore (5.17) let five runs score on eight hits (2 HR!), a hit batter, a walk, and a K in four innings. The next four were split between RHP Brtan Leigh (4.76), who let a run score on a hit, two walks, a balk, and two Ks, and RHP Jeroen de Haas (8.50), who let two score on two hits, a walk, and two Ks and got two batters into the ninth. RHP Max Karkowiak (4.70) scored both of de Haas' runners and ended up with five of his own on four hits (HR), a wild pitch, two hit batters, a walk, and a K in an inning and two-thirds. With two outs in the tenth, he gave up a walk-off grand slam. Let's move on.
2B Marcus Littlewood (2B, 4 R, .241) had a double and four walks from the leadoff spot, which is certainly something. Batting behind him, CF Nathan Melendres (3B, 2 R, RBI, .289) had two hits and two walks. RF Mario Yepez (R, RBI, .327) added three hits and LF Jabari Blash (SB, 2 RBI, .283) had a couple of hits and a walk. That covers the one through four. 1B Jharmidy de Jesus (R, .316) had a single and a walk.

Pulaski 6, Bluefield 13 (TOR + 12)
Playing the Blue Jays in their own house seems scary. RHP Angel Raga (4.50, PO, L) pitched an inning and a third and let six runs score on six hits and a walk. Someone needed to sop up some of the innings, and that someone was LHP Jeremy Dobbs (7.54), who scored two of Raga's runs and seven (six earned) of his own on seven hits, three walks, and three Ks in two and two-thirds. Since he pitched into the fifth, RHP Benjamin Cornwell (3.72) scored three of those on two hits and four Ks in three innings of work. That's positive. RHP Bo Reeder (3.86) struck out one in the ninth.
The offense was nice, at least. RF Alfredo Morales (2 2B, 2 R, .264) had three hits in the game and that was good. 1B-SS Michael Acevedo (2B, 2 R, RBI, E, .295), C David Villasuso (2 RBI, .228), and 2B Dillon Hazlett (2B, 2 RBI, CS, .226) all had two hits apiece and LF Guillermo Pimentel (2B, R, RBI, .274) and 1B Jordy Lara (2B, .253) both doubled.

AZL Rangers 3, Peoria Mariners 4
Similar, but different. RHP Richard White (3.38) gave up a run on three hits, a wild pitch, and a hit batter in three innings while striking out seven. I'm so happy he's around. RHP Lars Huijer (5.40, E) had similar totals, minus the wild pitch and he only had four Ks. Still, probably his best outing, or one of them. RHP Brandon Plotz (5.84) let a run score on two hits, a hit batter, a walk, and two Ks in the next two innings and RHP Maxx Catapano (6.04) had a K in the ninth.
AZL offense…. eh, I'll recap it anyway. Two runs were needed in the ninth and two runs were had as Castillo singled, then Lawson singled. 1B Jose Martinez (2-3, .272) sacrificed them over and then C Travis Higgs (2B, 2 R, 1-3, BB, E, .311) was walked to set up a DP, but since that hasn't worked out so well lately, we had 3B-SS Roberto Velasquez (RBI, 2-3, .272) get plunked and a CF James Zamarripa (3 RBI, 2-5, .269) single.

DSL Athletics 3 (-22 ), Yamasa Mariners 4
This worked out for us. RHP Ivan Julio (2.80, W) had five innings pitched and let two score on seven hits, a hit batter, and two Ks. RHP Enrique Rosario (1.44) then pitched two innings and let an unearned run score on a couple of hits, a wild pitch, and three Ks in the next two innings and in the final two, RHP Domingo Brazoban (2.96, S) got his first save of the season and had a hit, a walk, and a K in the final two.
RF Gabriel Guerrero (R, CS, A, .236) had a single and three walks in the game, so he's already doing something his more famous uncle doesn't do. DH Randy Perez (R, .257) and 3B George Soto (R, SB, CS, .232) both had two walks with Perez adding a hit. LF Wilton Martinez (RBI, .170) had two hits and a walk and CF Janelfry Zorilla (2B, 2 RBI, .321) had a double.

Sunday's Games:
Tacoma: TBA, at Reno, @ 1:05 pm PDT
Jackson: RHP Andrew Carraway, at Mobile, @ 4:05 pm PDT
High Desert: RHP Jandy Sena?, at San Jose, @ 5:00 pm PDT
Clinton: RHP Carter Capps, in Clinton, @ 12:00 pm PDT
Everett: TBA, in Everett, @ 4:05 pm PDT
Pulaski: TBA, at Bluefield, @ 4:00 pm PDT
Peoria: TBA, at Cubs, @ 11:00 am PDT
Aguirre: Season over, tied for third place
Yamasa: Off day

Organization Record:
Tacoma Rainiers: 63-65, .492, 6.5 GB in PCL Pacific Northern
Jackson Generals: 23-32 (61-64), .418 (.488), 10.5 GB in SL North
High Desert Mavericks: 20-34 (52-72), .370 (.419), 10 GB in CAL South
Clinton Lumberkings: 29-25 (53-71), .537 (.427), 3 GB in MWL Western
Everett Aquasox: 16-8 (32-30), .667 (.516), 1st in NWL West
Pulaski Mariners: 26-32, .448, 9 GB in APL East
Peoria Mariners: 23-26, .469, 10 GB in AZL West
Aguirre Mariners: 38-34, .528, 2 GB in VSL
Yamasa Mariners: 45-24, .652, 1st in Santo Domingo Norte
Overall Record: 393-419, .484 no comments