24 June 2011
Colorado Springs 2 (COL - 7), Tacoma 4
RHP Blake Beavan (4.04, E, W) had one issue through his seven innings of work: dingers. He allowed two solo shots among six hits, walked one, and struck out seven. RHP Josh Lueke (2.64, S) pitched the final two innings and struck out three. An ERA below three is just dandy. His tRA is still around four-and-a-half though.
2B Kyle Seager (R, .500), DH Luis Antonio Jimenez (R, RBI, .264), and 1B-3B Mattt Mangini (.320) all had two hits in the game, most of them opening up the game, as there was little offense late. Seager, for example, singled in his first two at-bats.
Jackson 3, Montgomery 5 (TB)
RHP Tom Wilhelmsen (4.94) had his best start of the season, with a run scoring against him on five hits and a walk against three Ks in six innings. So he had command, and that’s promising. RHP Taylor Stanton (3.00, L) took the loss with four runs scoring on four hits, a hit batter, and a K in the final two innings.
SS Nick Franklin (2B, RBI, CS, .500), 3B Nate Tenbrink (R, SB, .222), and 1B Rich Poythess (.229) all had a couple of hits, and 3B Carlos Triunfel (2B, R, .281) had a double. Dunigan had a sombrero. Franklin and Tenbrink were also involved in a triple play initiated by Chavez, which somehow went 9-6-5-9-6.
Visalia 4 (ARI), High Desert 7
LHP Mauricio Robles (20.25) started this one for the Mavs and lowered his ERA with two runs on three hits, a wild pitch, a hit batter, two walks, and five Ks in three and two-thirds innings. Just about anything was going to lower his ERA though. RHP Willy Kesler (4.05, W) had a run on four hits in the next two and a third innings, taking I up to the sixth, when he gave way to RHP Stephen Kahn (4.82), who allowed an unearned run to score on a hit, a hit batter, and a K in two innings of work. RHP Stephen Pryor (10.13, S) gave up a leadoff hit, but that was all for the ninth.
The offense had a good time at home, with CF Denny Almonte (2 2B, 3 R, RBI, SB, .262) and C Trevor Coleman (2B, R, 3 RBI, PB, .264) both collecting three hits, Coleman adding a walk, and RF James Jones (HR, 2 RBI, SB, .213) collecting two hits and two walks, which included his third home run. DH Dennis Raben (2B, .321) had a couple of hits and a walk, LF Daniel Carroll (R, SB, Cs, .281) had a single and a walk, and 3B Mario Martinez (2B, R, E, .301) doubled.
Vancouver 9 (TOR + 3), Everett 3
Notes will be dry, as the juicy stuff is all in the notes below. LHP Tony Butler (0.90, L) got the loss with a run allowed on three hits and two walks against nine Ks in five innings. Totally not deserved. Now, RHP Cody Weiss (54.00), he gave up four runs on three hits (HR), a wild pitch, and two walks against a K in two-thirds of an inning. He wasn’t fooling anyone. Fireman RHP Jason Buursma (17.36) didn’t score any of those runs, but had three plate against him after three hits and a walk in the next inning and a third. RHP Jeroen de Haas (9.00), which the pronunciation guide informs me is yeh-HOON, had a run allowed on four hits and a couple of Ks over the final two innings and oh my it could have been worse.
The offense had three singles from DH James Wood (R, .391), a dinger from 2B Jorge Agudelo (HR, 2 RBI, .125), and a single and two walks from sudden star CF Jarrett Burgess (RBI, SB, .308).
Danville 3 (ATL - 3), Pulaski 13
The third man in the Pulaski rotation is Woodinville High School’s RHP Luke Taylor (1.80, E, W), who gave up a couple of runs (one earned) on nine hits and four Ks in the five innings he worked. It seems like a bit much as hit totals go, but he had three errors behind him, one his own, when he was on the mound so that probably extended a few innings for him. RHP David Colvin (0.00), who only has sworn enemies from the other Claremont Colleges so far as I know, debuted with two innings where he walked a pair, threw a wild pitch, and struck out one. LHP Jeremy Dobbs (4.50) pitched the last two innings, and wasn’t as amazing as I wanted him to be, with a run scoring on two hits and a wild pitch against a K.
The offense scored three runs in four consecutive innings, so you’d expect me to have something to talk about. RF Guillermo Pimentel (2B, HR, 3 R, 4 RBI, .333) starred, with four RBI and only one K against three hits. CF Jamal Austin (2 R, .273), SS Bryan Brito (2B, 2 R, RBI, CS, 2 E, .308), 2B Dan Paolini (2B, 3B, R, E, .500), LF-CF Dillon Hazlett (2 RBI, SB, .429), and C David Villasuso (2B, 2 R, 2 RBI, .500) all had two hits, so I guess the solution to the multiple second basemen issue is to have Hazlett in the outfield now and then.
Peoria Mariners 8, AZL Rangers 9 (ten innings)
We’ve gotten to the part of the season where rehabbing pitchers are fairly common, and this time up, it was RHP Steve Hensley (5.40, PO, E), who let three runs score on five hits (HR) and two walks against three Ks in five innings. RHP Trevor Miller (18.00) debuted next, getting an inning in and allowing two to plate on four hits, a wild pitch, and a K. RHP Marcos Reyna (0.00) had a hit, a wild pitch, two walks, and two Ks in the next inning of work, then RHP Josh Corrales (0.00) had an uneventful eighth. RHP Ben Cornwell (0.00, BS) let an unearned run score on a couple of hits and a K, but then in the tenth, as the M's already got two, RHP Maxx Catapano (13.50, BS, L) gave up three (two earned) on three hits, two wild pitches, a hit batter, and a walk in just a third innings. The league just made its best "Deal With It" face.
2B Roberto Velasquez (2B, 2 R, 2 RBI, .364) and DH Yidid Batista (.273) both had three hits in the game, and RF Reggie Lawson (3 RBI, .500) had two. C Nortberto Susini (2 R, .000), who didn't even start the game, managed to draw three walks. He replaced C Angel Salome (2B, .250), who doubled. SS Esteilon Peguero (R, E, .154), CF Alfredo Morales (.429), and 3B Jose Martinez (R, .100) all had a hit and a walk. For once in his pro career, Castillo wasn't knocking out extra-base hits all over the field. He wasn't even making contact, with four Ks on the night.
Aguirre Mariners 12, VSL Pirates 3 (+ 7)
Definitely some momentum here. I won’t talk anything about the Pirates-Mariners VSL rivalry because it seems like every time I talk smack, they end up whooping us the next time out. RHP Ricardo Pereira (4.75) pitched the first four and two-thirds innings and allowed three runs (one earned) to score on five hits, a wild pitch, a hit batter, and five walks against two Ks. Seems like a VSL line. LHP Cruz Pereira (3.14), no relation, pitched next and had a hit and a walk over the next inning and a third, scoring two of the other Pereira’s runs along the way. That’s the second time they’ve gone back to back this year. The win went to RHP Neritzon Osorio (2.84), who had a hit, a walk, and a K in the last three innings. He’s a perfect 3-0 to start his career.
3B Ramon Coronel (2 R, 2 RBI, 2 E, .300) and DH Yordi Calderon (2 2B, R, 2 RBI, .323) both had three hits in the game and 2B Felipe Burin (2 2B, R, 4 RBI, .409), lest he risk dropping under .400, had two hits, as did C Franklin Diaz (2 2B, 3 R, RBI, .293). From the looks of it, last year, Michael Acevedo didn’t make it to the AZL until July 6th, and it’s possible that we end up with a similar timetable for Burin. RF Jesus Ugueto (2 R, 2 RBI, .270) and SS Rafael Fernandez (SB, 2 R, .282) both had a couple of walks, with Fernandez adding a single. Fernandez actually isn’t doing that bad for a first-year guy, batting .282/.429/.359. You don’t commonly see that kind of plate discipline at this level. It’s only twenty games though.
Yamasa Mariners 2, DSL Brewers 1 (- 7)
Both summer league teams are on a tear at the moment. RHP Ivan Julio (0.84, W) went five innings with six hits, a wild pitch, a hit batter, a walk, and a couple of Ks to his line. RHP Noel de la Cruz (3.97, PO) took over for the next two and two-thirds, with a run scoring on three hits, two walks, and four Ks, then RHP Oliver Garcia (2.79, PO, S) had a walk and three Ks in the last frame and a third. The Brewers starter, meanwhile, had a complete game loss.
CF Janelfry Zorilla (.324), LF Estarlyn Morales (SB, CS, E, .250), and DH Diego Mina (2 2B, 2 R, .286) all had a couple of hits in the game.
Tacoma: LHP Chris Seddon, in Tacoma, @ 7:05 pm PDT
Jackson: LHP Anthony Vasquez, at Montgomery, @ 5:05 pm PDT
High Desert: LHP Jimmy Gillheeney?, in Adlenato, @ 7:05 pm PDT
Clinton: RHP Jandy Sena, in Clinton, @ 5:00 pm PDT
Everett: RHP Vicente Campos, in Everett!, @ 7:05 pm PDT
Pulaski: TBA, in Pulaski, @ 4:00 pm PDT
Peoria: TBA, in Peoria, @ 7:00 pm PDT
Aguirre: TBA, at Rays
Yamasa: TBA, at Cardinals
Tacoma Rainiers: 34-41, .453, 10 GB in PCL Pacific Northern
Jackson Generals: 0-1 (38-33), .000 (.535), 1 GB in SL North
High Desert Mavericks: 1-0 (33-38), .465, T-1st in CAL South
Clinton Lumberkings: 24-46, .343, 21 GB in MWL Western
Everett Aquasox: 3-4, .429, 2 GB in NWL West
Pulaski Mariners: 3-0, 1.000, T-1st in APL East
Peoria Mariners: 1-2, .333, 1 GB in AZL West
Aguirre Mariners: 23-11, .676, 1st in VSL
Yamasa Mariners: 16-5, .762, 1st in Santo Domingo Norte
Overall Record: 175-180, .493
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