17 June 2010
Tacoma 1, Colorado Springs 2 (COL - 3)
RHP David Pauley (3.62, L) pitched the complete, which was two runs on nine hits, two walks, and a couple of Ks in eight and two-thirds innings. It was a valiant effort to get his second win of the season, and only took him ninety-nine pitches.
C Guillermo Quiroz (.319) and LF Ezequiel Carrera (.271) both had two hits with Quiroz adding a walk, but more important than that was probably 1B Brad Nelson (HR, .289) hitting his sixth home run. Or, alternatively, if you like rehab notes you can count Jack Wilson getting three at-bats before giving way to Hannahan in the eighth, who had a pinch-hit single and took over at second.
Tacoma 1, Colorado Springs 0 (- 4) (seven innings)
Surprise! Doubleheader… RHP Yusmeiro Petit (6.00, W) got the win, pitching the minimum, but only allowing two hits in the span. RHP Levale Speigner (6.84, S) had two walks, a wild pitch, and two Ks in the last two innings to notch his fifth save.
The only hit that really mattered in this was the eighth home run by RF Mike Wilson (HR, A, .274), coming in the fifth inning. SS Chris Woodward (.238) had two hits too. That’s something. There was neither Wilson nor Moore, because Moore reinjured his hamstring and I am perhaps crying on the inside.
Chattanooga 5 (LA - 4), West Tenn 6 (eight innings)
RHP Steve Bray (2.92) found his usual routing less effective this time out, as he let five runs (four earned) score on eight hits (2 HR!), a wild pitch, a hit batter, a walk, and two Ks through five and two-thirds innings. LHP Edward Paredes (2.92, W) allowed two hits and struck out a pair in the final two and a third innings. Paredes also scored one of Bray’s runs. The loser in this affair? Former Mariner Jon Huber.
The eighth inning run scored when 1B Johan Limonta (HR, 2 R, 4 RBI, 2-2, 2 BB, .309) walked, and then an out later, there were consecutive singles out of Tenbrink and C Ralph Henriquez (RBI, 2-4, .333) to score him. Further up in the lineup, 2B Dustin Ackley (2 2B, 2 RBI, E. .251) had a pair of doubles and LF Carlos Peguero (R, .304) had a single and a walk.
Chattanooga 5 (- 5) West Tenn 8 (seven innings)
Sweeping the DH does nice things for the standings. RHP Luis Munoz (4.06, E) started game two and let five runs (four earned) plate in four and a third innings after eight hits (HR), a couple of walks, and two Ks. RHP Aaron Jensen (4.45, W) won it by recording the remaining two outs in the fifth, allowing a hit along the way. Lt. LHP Nick Hill (13.50, PO) was back in uniform, baseball that is, and struck out a pair and threw a wild pitch in the sixth before giving way to closer RHP Anthony Varvaro (2.60, S), who also struck out two and allowed a hit in the ninth.
SS Carlos Triunfel (2 R, .295) had three hits out of the nine spot in the order, though all were singles, so I feel as though I should instead highlight 1B-3B Alex Liddi (2B, 3B, R, 3 RBI, .299) for collecting a couple of extra-base hits in the game. 2B Dustin Ackley (2B, 2 R, E, .252), RF Carlos Peguero (3B, R, 2 RBI, .303), and 3B-LF Nate Tenbrink (3B, 2 RBI, PO, .250) also had an extra-base hit each, with Ackley and Tenbrink both contributing walks.
San Jose 4 (SF + 19), High Desert 3
LHP Bobby LaFromboise (4.35) gave up four runs on eight hits, two walks, and eight Ks in six innings of work. Other than the run total and the result with it, I approve. RHP Cheyne Hann (5.230 had a hit and a K in the last three innings.
RF Johermyn Chavez (HR, 3 RBI, .290) hit his tenth home run in the second inning to account for all the scoring for the Mavs. 1B Rich Poythress (R, .296) and LF Jake Shaffer (2B, .288) both had two hits and 3B Edilio Colina (2B, .306) doubled and walked, with DH Eddy Martinez-Esteve (R, .250) adding a single and a walk.
Wisconsin 7 (MIL - 17), Clinton 2
I don’t think we should be losing these games. LHP Jimmy Gilheeney (2.93, PO, L) let three runs score on eight hits, a hit batter, four walks, and three Ks in six and two-thirds innings. Gilheeney had thirteen walks last month and is already up to ten in this one. RHP Daniel Cooper (5.52) followed by letting four score in two-thirds+ after two hits and two walks, RHP Chris Kirkland (2.19) letting one of those cross after a hit, a walk, and a K in the eighth. RHP Taylor Lewis (6.11) walked one in the ninth.
DH Wellington Dotel (2B, R, .282) and CF Matt Cerione (2B, 3B, RBI, 2 A, .228) both had two hits, and C Steve Baron (.179) had a single and a walk. I’ll take anything from those last two of late, because it would be great if they could turn It around.
Yamasa Mariners 13, DSL Athletics 10
Usually, you don’t see games like this. Probably because the M’s scored thirteen runs with only two extra-base hits, total. But we’ll get to that in a little bit. First, we have pitching to take care of, and in this case, the starter got the win, even though LHP Leonel Cortoreal (6.00, W) let six runs score in five innings after eight hits, a wild pitch, a hit batter, and five walks. LHP Leoncio Munoz (5.63) gave up two more runs in a third of an inning after two hits, a couple of wild pitches, and a walk against one K. I think I like Cortoreal better as left-handed Leons go. RHP Yunior de Jesus (1.20) let two more runs plate on five hits and two Ks in the next two and two-thirds innings before RHP Augusto Marte (0.00, S) closed the deal with two strikeouts in the ninth.
What they lacked in power, they presumably made up in just having thirteen hits go with ten walks. That would seem to do the trick. 3B Jordy Lara (2 R, 2 RBI, .244), CF Randy Perez (2 R, SB, .260), and 2B George Soto (2B, 3 R, RBI, 3 SB, .229) all reached safely four times, Lara with two hits and two walks, the other two by getting three hits and walking once. SS Bertin Sanon (R, .267) had two hits and a walk, and RF Efrain Nunez (R, RBI, .129), C Ivan Brea (R, RBI, .179), and 1B Luis Matias (2 R, RBI, .368) all reached twice, Nunez with the two walks and the others with a hit and a walk. DH Janelfry Zorilla (3B, 3 RBI, .227) tripled and still has one of my favorite names in the system.
Tacoma: RHP Andy Baldwin, at Colorado Springs, @ 6:05 pm PDT
West Tenn: LHP Mauricio Robles, in Jackson, @ 5:05 pm PDT
High Desert: LHP Anthony Vasquez!, in Adelanto, @ 7:05 pm PDT
Clinton: RHP Erasmo Ramirez, in Clinton, @ 5:05 pm PDT
Aguirre: TBA, at Tigers
Yamasa: TBA, at Brewers
Tacoma Rainiers: 33-31, .516, T-1st in PCL Pacific Northern
West Tenn Diamond Jaxx: 38-27, .585, 2 GB in SL North
High Desert Mavericks: 35-31, .530, 9.5 GB in CAL South
Clinton Lumberkings: 35-30, .538, 6.5 GB in MWL Western
Aguirre Mariners: 14-10, .583, T-1st in VSL
Yamasa Mariners: 7-8, .467, 2.5 GB in DSL Santo Domingo North
Overall Record: 162-137 .542
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