11 May 2011
This game was a pitcher's duel between RHP Chaz Roe (7.07, E, L) and Ryan Rowland-Smith. I'm kind of confused. Roe got through five and two-thirds and let three runs (one earned) score on eight hits, a walk, and three Ks. RHP Denny Bautista (7.16) was uneventful through the next inning and a third and then RHP Josh Lueke (0.93) struck out one in the eighth.
DH Franklin Gutierrez (R, .200), C Josh Bard (2 2B, .314), and RF Johan Limonta (2B, SB, .386) all had a couple of hits.
Jackson 1, Mississippi 4 (ATL - 7)
The Generals were going up what I believe to be the Braves' best starter, so not much offense was expected. Pitching fell apart quickly though, as RHP Kenn Kasparek (3.45, L) had three score against him on two hits, a hit batter, and three walks in just an inning and a third. He only threw thirty-five pitches and the press release says injury. Worry. RHP Andrew Carraway (3.13), however, was solid through the next four and a third, with a run scoring against him on three hits, a walk, and two Ks. LHP Bobby LaFromboise (2.25) took it through the bottom of the seventh, walking a pair and striking out one, and then RHP Josh Fields (1.23) struck out a pair in the eighth.
The offense had two hits from DH Luis Antonio Jimenez (3B, R, .359) and two hits and two walks from the rest of the lineup.
Lake Elsinore 7 (SD - 9), High Desert 13
The day game had some fireworks with it. LHP Jimmy Gillheeney (4.11, W) let three score on three hits, a hit batter, a walk, and a K in five innings. On one hand, the earned run total seems unlucky, but on the other, he'd been averaging six Ks a start and to see him only manage one makes it seem like something is off. LHP Jason Markovitz (3.18) gave up a pair of hits, threw a wild pitch, walked one and struck out two in the next two frames. Following him, RHP Stephen Pryor (24.55) let four plate on four hits, a wild pitch, a hit batter, and two walks in an inning and two-thirds. I don't know what his deal is either, other than he's making me feel stupid for thinking he could be fast-tracked and end up in the majors in short order, though that may have been a bit generous considering that the pre-draft scouting reports were still a bit concerned about his command. RHP Ogui Diaz (4.50) got the final out.
Things were more positive for the offense. For example, there was 3B Mario Martinez (2 HR, 4 RBI, .250) hitting his second and third home run in the game, or RF Matt Cerione (2B, HR, 3 R, 3 RBI, 1.000) and 2B Gabriel Noriega (R, RBI, .250) both reaching all five times they were up with four hits and a walk. Oh, right, this was a High Desert game, tempering enthusiasm… 1B Vinnie Catricala (2 R, SB, .350) walked three times, DH Dennis Raben (HR, 2 R, .241) had his fifth home run and two walks, CF Denny Almonte (2B, 2 R, RBI, CS, .297) had two hits and C Trevor Coleman (2B, R, 2 RBI, PB, .208) doubled.
Clinton 6, Quad Cities 7 (STL - 1)
RHP George Mieses (4.54, L) pitched four and let six runs (four earned) score on seven hits, a hit batter, three walks, and a K. It doesn't look like he really had command this evening. LHP Nate Reed (2.25), on the other hand, was pretty good, as he only let a run score on a hit, a wild pitch, two walks, and five Ks in the last four innings. One of those walks was even intentional.
CF Robbie Anston (R, CS, .444) had three walks batting second in the order. What say they put him at leadoff instead of Hansen? 3B Stefen Romero (3B, 3 R, RBI, RBI, .219) and 1B Mickey Wiswall (3 RBI, SB. .237) had two hits apiece.
Tacoma: LHP Fabio Castro, at Oklahoma City, @ 5:05 pm PDT
Jackson: LHP Anthony Vasquez, at Mississippi, @ 5:05 pm PDT
High Desert: TBA, in Adleanto, @ 7:05 pm PDT
Clinton: RHP Brandon Maurer, at Quad Cities, @ 5:00 pm PDT
Tacoma Rainiers: 12-22, .353, 9 GB in PCL Pacific Northern
Jackson Generals: 17-14, .548, 2 GB in SL North
High Desert Mavericks: 13-20 .394, 7 GB in CAL South
Clinton Lumberkings: 9-25, .265, 16 GB in MWL Western
Overall Record: 51-81, .386
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