08 August 2010
Might LHP Ryan Rowland-Smith (7.94) vs. Austin Bibens-Dirkx be the first hyphenated match-up in baseball history? It could be. The outcome sucked though. RR-S gave up five runs on eleven hits against six Ks in five and two-thirds innings. So Iowa kept doing the same thing they’d been doing to us the whole series. RHP Anthony Varvaro (3.77) pitched the next inning and a third, with two runs scoring against him on two hits, two plunked batters, a pair of walks, and a K. He also scored a couple of RR-S’ runs. RHP Josh Lueke (2.25) struck out one in the ninth.
2B Dustin Ackley (HR, .273) and DH Mike Carp (HR, .246) both hit home runs, so that was pretty cool. SS Chris Woodward (2B, R, 2 E, .235) added a couple hits and a walk, but had a few mistakes on the field.
Montgomery 9 (TB 0), West Tenn 1
And this was a bad game. LHP Anthony Vasquez (2.92, L) let four runs (one earned) score on ten hits and two Ks in six innings. That’s no good. LHP Robert Rohrbaugh (3.38) then let two more score on three hits and a K in the seventh and LHP Nick Hill (5.59) let three cross in the final two innings after five hits, a walk, and two Ks. It was a bad day to be a southpaw on the mound.
On the field, being a southpaw was perfectly fine. CF Brandon Haveman (.302) and 1B Johan Limonta (.309) both had two hits, with Limonta adding a walk, and RF Nate Tenbrink (2B, .270) and LF Joe Dunigan (2B, R, .188) both had doubles, with Tenbrink drawing a walk. Left-handed hitters, represent.
High Desert 4, Stockton 9 (OAK + 2)
That was worse than I expected. RHP Andrew Carraway (5.09, L) let four runs score on five hits (2 HR!), three walks, and a couple Ks in five innings. RHP Blake Nation (4.90) let four more score (two earned) in the next inning and two-thirds after three hits, a wild pitch, three walks, and a K. LHP Bobby Lafromboise (4.02) had one final run score on two hits and a wild pitch in the last inning and a third.
Starting out, the Mavs touched up Brett Tomko for two runs in three and a third innings. The major hit in that was a home run by 1B Eddy Martinez-Esteve (2B, HR, 4 RBI, E, .343), who had three hits and a walk in the game. SS Kyle Seager (2B, 2 R, E, .348) had two hits leading off and RF Johermyn Chavez (SB, .310) and C Trevor Coleman (E, .198) both had a single and a walk.
Wisconsin 3 (MIL - 5), Clinton 8
Here we are again, with the offense rolling. RHP Tom Wilhelmsen (0.69, W) had all three runs score against him, but only one was earned and he had four hits and three walks overall against seven Ks. RHP Daniel Cooper (4.02, S) walked one and struck out a pair in the last three innings.
C Blake Ochoa (2 R, .310) had two hits and two walks in the game. Blah blah blah get him out of the Midwest League blah. 2B Luis Nunez (R, 2 RBI, .291) had three hits in the game batting leadoff. His peripherals are surprisingly bad. RF James Jones (HR, 2 RBI, .255) had two hits in the game, and at double-digit home runs, you may now get excited about him. That and the .900+ OPS in the second half. LF Vinnie Catricala (HR, 2 RBI, .279) and CF Matt Cerione (HR, 2 RBI, .256) both had a home run and a walk. 3B Mario Martinez (2B, R, .254) doubled and DH Tim Morris (R, .280) walked twice.
Boise 0 (CHC - 5), Everett 2 (one inning)
You read that right. This turned out to be a win because the Hawks forfeited by refusing to come out on the field after the rain. During Frogstock no less! The nerve! RHP Eric Thomas (4.69) pitched an inning. I don’t know that he got the win. I don’t think you get a win in this case.
2B Terry Serrano (2B, R, .308) and DH Hawkins Gebbers (2B, RBI, .258) both doubled, which contributed to the two runs. Rivers also singled. I don’t know what to do about this.
Pulaski 12, Burlington 8 (KC - 3) (fourteen innings)
Two straight days of fourteen innings of baseball. RHP Steve Kohlscheen (3.55) started it out, way back when, pitching five and a third innings and letting four runs score on seven hits (HR), a hit batter, and two Ks. RHP Bryan Leigh (1.15) then had a couple of unearned runs score against him on a hit and two Ks in the next two and a third innings. RHP Tim Griffin (5.40) gave up three hits in an inning of work while striking out one. Griffin would score both of Leigh’s runs, but by virtue of him having his inning spread between frames, would have nothing score against him. RHP Ben Versnik (2.70) had another run score against him on a hit, a hit batter, two walks, and two Ks in two and a third innings. RHP Yovanny Olivero (6.05, W) gave up a run on two hits, two walks, and two Ks in the final three innings on his way to his first win of the year.
The M’s scored four runs in the fourteenth. You probably figured that out already. LF-RF Jose Rivero (2B, HR, 4 R, 2-6, BB, .307) walked, then 3B Ramon Morla (2B, 3B, 3 R, 2 RBI, 2 SB, E, 5-7, .320) doubled, scooting him to third. An RBI groundout later, Schlander was hit by a pitch, then PR-LF Derek Poppert (2B, 3 R, RBI, 2-3, BB, .242) singled to drive in Morla, C Andrew Giobbi (HR, 3 RBI, SB, 2-4, BB, .299) reached on an error that loaded the bases, PH-DH Jorge Agudelo (2B, RBI, 2-4, .318) had a RBI single which reloaded the bases, and Yepez had a RBI groundout before the last batter K’d. Much earlier in the game, before Poppert replaced him, RF Jabari Blash (3B, .200) tripled.
VSL Cardinals 2, Aguirre Mariners 3 (eleven innings)
I wanted an old-fashioned drubbing, but I suppose I can settle for a win, if it must be. RHP Rafael Carrera (5.52) gave up a run after five hits, a couple hit batters, and two Ks in four anda third innings. RHP Daniel Mata (4.85) let another one score on four hits and three Ks over the next three and two-thirds innings. He also escaped a bases loaded situation without letting any of Carrera’s runs score, so there’s that. RHP Maikol Guaipe (2.77, W) pitched the last three frames with two hits allowed and three strikeouts.
The M’s played small ball for the run in the eleventh. C Ivan Ramirez (2-4, BB, .330) singled, then Hart bunted a pinch-running Michel over to second. As is typically the course of action in such situations, the pitcher intentionally walked the next batter to set up the DP, but DH Diego Mina (2B, R, RBI, 2-4, BB, .219) had to muck that up by singling, which loaded the bases. That wasn’t a failure on the part of Michel as pinch-runner, it was an infield single. After all that, Okuda hit a sac fly and that was the end of it. PH Miguel Brito (2B, RBI, .282) had a double two innings prior and 3B-SS Ramon Coronel (.259) had a couple of singles.
DSL Athletics 3, Yamasa Mariners 4 (eleven innings)
I don’t know what happened to the other box score from Friday, but this is what we had on Saturday. LHP Leonel Cortoreal (6.97) pitched five innings and gave up three runs (one earned) on five hits (HR), a hit batter, a walk, and four Ks. That was all right and all, but RHP Gregorio Aquino (2.86) had four hits, a wild pitch, a walk, and seven Ks in the next four and two-thirds, and no runs scored on him. RHP Yunior de Jesus (2.87, W) pitched the last inning and a third and allowed a hit while striking out a pair.
The walk-off run was pretty straightforward. Zorilla was plunked, and then C Ivan Brea (3B, RBI, PB, .194) tripled him in. Easy. RF Efrain Nunez (R, RBI, .190) and LF Estarlyn Morales (R, .188) both had two hits elsewhere in the game.
Tacoma: RHP Michael Pineda!, at Iowa, @ 4:05 pm PDT
West Tenn: RHP Steve Bray, in Jackson, @ 12:05 pm PDT
High Desert: LHP Jimmy Gilheeney, at Stockton, @ 6:05 pm PDT
Clinton: RHP Taylor Stanton, in Clinton, @ 12:00 pm PDT
Everett: RHP Chris Sorce, in Everett, @ 2:05 pm PDT
Pulaski: RHP Timothy Boyce, in Pulaski, @ 1:00 pm PDT
Peoria: TBA, in Peoria
Aguirre: TBA, in Aguirre
Yamasa: Off day
Tacoma Rainiers: 61-53, .535, 1st in PCL Pacific Northern
West Tenn Diamond Jaxx: 19-23 (58-53), .452 (.523), 7 GB in SL North
High Desert Mavericks: 23-19 (60-52), .548 (.536), T-1st in CAL South
Clinton Lumberkings: 22-18 (59-50), .550 (.541), 2 GB in MWL Western
Everett Aquasox: 7-4 (34-15), .636 (.693), T-1st in NWL West
Pulaski Mariners: 24-19, .558, T-1st in APL East
Peoria Mariners: 14-22, .389, 6 GB in AZL West
Aguirre Mariners: 45-25, .643, 3.5 GB in VSL
Yamasa Mariners: 35-22, .614, 1st in DSL Santo Domingo North
Overall Record: 390-312, .556
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