02 August 2010
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Reno 3 (ARI - 15), Tacoma 2
Bleh. RHP Yusmeiro Petit (5.28) was pretty good though, giving up two runs on three hits (HR) and a walk against eight Ks in six innings of work. RHP Steven Shell (2.95), who hadn’t pitched in over two months, followed and had an uneventful seventh. LHP Edward Paredes (5.63, E) allowed a hit in the next two-thirds, which didn’t come to anything, but RHP Scott Patterson (2.70, L) let another run score on two hits in the final inning and a third and that was that.
In spite of the outcome, good things happened for at least some of the players we concern ourselves with daily, like 3B Matt Mangini (2 2B, .304), who had three hits and came above .300, and C Adam Moore (2B, HR, .321), who had two extra-base hits including his third homer, and 2B Dustin Ackley (2B, R, .288), who doubled and walked twice. Similarly, DH Mike Sweeney (.324) had a hit and a walk and made it through a full game. Smoak, Halman, and Wilson were not so lucky in their performances, hence the loss.
West Tenn 4, Tennessee 6 (CHC + 8)
So we couldn’t take the series. RHP Jarrett Grube (2.98, L) gave up five runs on four hits (2 HR!), two walks, and four Ks in seven innings. RHP Dan Cortes (5.68) then had his command go south on him for the first time in relief, allowing two walks and a wild pitch to help a run score in the eighth, though he did strike out a pair.
1B Johan Limonta (2B, R, 2 RBI, .297), LF Joe Dunigan (.192), and SS Carlos Triunfel (2B, R, .266) all had two hits in the game, with Limonta drawing a walk. 3B Alex Liddi (2B, RBI, E, .271) added a double. He also made his twenty-second error, which is unfortunate.
Rancho Cucamonga 2 (ANA + 5), High Desert 7
That’s more like it. Except Trout going 4-for-5. He’s going to be a thorn for a while. RHP Andrew Carraway (4.99, W) gave up a run on eight hits, a balk, three walks, and four Ks in seven innings. Not his best start as peripherals go, but effective. RHP Jake Wild (5.75) had an uneventful eighth and then RHP Steven Penney (3.49) let a run score on three hits and a K in the ninth.
I’m going to start out with 2B Kyle Seager (2 R, .345) having two hits and a walk and SS Edilio Colina (2B, 2 R, .293) having one of his two hits go for extras because I kind of prefer that to LF Jake Shaffer (CS, .332) getting three unproductive singles and getting caught stealing. 3B Rich Poythress (R, RBI, .307) also had two hits, but they were singles, so… RF Johermyn Chavez (HR, 3 RBI, .314) and 1B Eddy Martinez (HR, .333) both hit home runs. Chavez is probably going to get up to thirty this year.
Clinton 1, Wisconsin 6 (MIL - 3)
For a while it looked like we might see a reversal of the previous night’s game. That didn’t happen though. Instead, it was just the six runs (three earned) allowed by RHP Taylor Lewis (6.50, L) in three and a third innings after six hits, a hit batter, three walks, and two Ks. RHP Jorden Merry (4.91) gave up two more hits and a walk while striking out five over the next three and two-thirds innings, and he would score none of Lewis’ runs. RHP Daniel Cooper (4.34) allowed a hit and struck out one in the ninth.
C Henry Contreras (2B, R, .404) and LF Matt Cerione (RBI, .246) both had two hits, but Cerione additionally had a walk.
Everett 6, Tri-City 10 (COL + 1)
The series went to The Enemy. LHP Anthony Fernandez (3.08, PO) pitched five innings and let two runs (one earned) score on seven hits, a walk, and six Ks. That was all well and good, but then RHP Jarett Attard (32.40, BS, L) got clubbed in his debut, giving up six runs on six hits, two walks, and a couple of Ks in an inning and two-thirds. As RHP Willy Kesler (2.01) allowed a hit before recording his out, one of Attard’s inherited runners scored. RHP Fray Martinez (2.25) piled on two more runs with three hits and a couple of Ks.
SS Terry Serrano (2 RBI, SB, CS, E, .295), DH Hawkins Gebbers (2 2B, R, .217), and 2B Fred Bello (2B, 2 R, RBI, .143) all had two hits in the game, with Serrano and Bello adding walks. 3B Kevin Mailloux (.252) and RF Kevin Rivers (2 R, RBI, SB, A, .322) both had two walks.
Princeton 2 (TB 0), Pulaski 10
The Pulaski and Princeton logos are remarkably similar. Why yes, I noticed this before. RHP Steve Kohlscheen (1.23, W) pitched five frames and gave up a run on three hits and two walks while striking out five. LHP Ryan Kiel (5.28) gave up a solo home run, hit one, walked one, and struck out three in the following two innings. LHP Bennett Whitmore (6.75) walked one in the eighth and then RHP Ben Versnick (0.00) debuted with two Ks in the ninth.
You want singles? Heck, we got singles. We got fifteen of the bloody things and nothing else save three walks. SS Jetsy Extrano (R, RBI, .265), 1B Matt Browning (R, 2 RBI, .324) both had three of them and LF Jose Rivero (2 R, 2 RBI, SB, .337), 3B Ramon Morla (2 R, 2 RBI, SB, .296), and C Larry Gonzalez (R, RBI, .303) all had two, with Morla and Gonzo adding walks. 2B Jorge Agudelo (R, .299) had a single and a walk.
Peoria’s game was postponed. Weather.
Aguirre Mariners 6, VSL Reds 2
LHP Cruz Pereira (2.79) had two hits, a balk, and two walks to his line through three innings of work. RHP Kevin Quintanilla (4.63, W) then came on for two innings and allowed two runs to score on four hits and a hit batter against two Ks. RHP Isliexel Gonzalez (3.33, S) got a four-inning save, walking two and striking out two.
C Franklin Diaz (2B, 2 RBI, SB, .270) had three hits in the game. He’s done well of late. RF Alexy Palma (3B, R, RBI, .266) had a triple and SS Roberto Velasquez (2B, RBI, .293) doubled.
Tacoma: RHP Michael Pineda, in Tacoma, @ 7:00 pm PDT
West Tenn: LHP Anthony Vasquez, at Chattanooga, @ 4:15 pm PDT
High Desert: Off day
Clinton: RHP Tom Wilhelmsen, at Appleton, @ 5:05 pm PDT
Everett: TBA, in Everett, @ 7:05 pm PDT
Pulaski: RHP Timothy Boyce, in Pulaski, @ 4:00 pm PDT
Peoria: Off day?
Aguirre: TBA, at Pirates :(
Yamasa: TBA, in Yamasa
Tacoma Rainiers: 60-48, .556, 1st in PCL Pacific Northern
West Tenn Diamond Jaxx: 15-21 (54-51), .417 (.514), 7 GB in SL North
High Desert Mavericks: 21-16 (58-49), .568 (.542), T-1st in CAL South
Clinton Lumberkings: 16-18 (53-50), .471 (.515), 6 GB in MWL Western
Everett Aquasox: 2-3 (29-14), .400 (.674), 1 GB in NWL West
Pulaski Mariners: 21-18, .538, 0.5 GB in APL East
Peoria Mariners: 11-20, .355, 7 GB in AZL West
Aguirre Mariners: 41-24, .631, 4 GB in VSL
Yamasa Mariners: 31-20, .608, 1st in DSL Santo Domingo North
Overall Record: 357-295, .548