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Written by Jay Yencich | 21 July 2011

Today, the Mariners officially announced that they signed Venezuelan RHP Victor Sanchez, who was regarded as the top pitcher on the market. This had been rumored for a long time but now it's for real. I'll probably try to look up some video for him when I do the weekly stuff, but since BA has a full scouting report for free, I'm not especially motivated to do that right now. Additionally, the Tacoma game today was rained out and will be made up tomorrow.

Montgomery 1 (TB 0), Jackson 5
Montgomery runs out a fairly legitimate offense that's more than capable of drawing a walk if they have to. Consequently, LHP James Paxton (2.63, PO) walked five through four innings, though he only let one run score in spite of four hits and just three Ks. It was going to happen, so hopefully he takes something away from it. RHP Taylor Stanton (3.50, W) then took over for two and two-thirds innings with two hits and a walk. RHP Stephen Pryor (0.00) had an uneventful inning and a third and then RHP Steve Delabar (2.49) struck out two in the ninth. The lineup is also somewhat difficult to strike out, if you haven't noticed.
DH Joe Dunigan (2B, HR, 5 RBI, SB, .212) had a couple of extra-base hits and a walk. That was his sixth home run. 3B Vinnie Catricala (.333), 1B Rich Poythress (R, .246), and 2B Leury Bonilla (R, SB, .224) all drew two walks. That's rather impressive. CF James McOwen (2 R, SB, .263) had two singles added to the mix.

High Desert 10, Lancaster 5 (HOU - 8)
LHP Jimmy Gillheeney (5.44, W) pitched six and two-thirds innings and let three score on six hits, a hit batter, three walks, and five Ks. Considering Lancaster, that's pretty exciting. RHP Jason Buursma (18.00) scored one of those and two of his own in an inning of work after four hits and a walk. RHP Austin Hudson (5.71, S) had an uneventful four outs to close it.
2B Jake Schlander (3 R, 2 RBI, .298), DH Matt Cerione (2 2B, R, 2 RBI, .268), and CF Denny Almonte (2B, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI, SB, .278) all had three hits in the game with Schlander adding a walk. RF James Jones (2B, 3 R, 2 SB, .245) had two hits and two walks, and SS Gabriel Noriega (SB, E, .252) also had two hits.

Clinton 2, South Bend 6 (ARI - 5)
I went to look up South Bend's record and discovered that they hadn't won a game at home before tonight going back to June 25th. Oops. LHP Tony Butler (2.61) lasted four innings with three runs allowed on five hits, three walks, and five Ks. Some variance from the Paxton line. LHP Ryan Kiel (2.57) had two hits, two walks, two Ks and a wild pitch in three innings. RHP Tyler Burgoon (2.25) wasn't in a save situation and kind of had issues with it, with three plating on four hits, a wild pitch, and a strikeout.
LF Kevin Rivers (2 2B, SB, .246) had four hits in the game, which he hasn't done in a while. RF Kalian Sams (HR, .253) had his eleventh home run as one of two hits to go with a walk, CF Mike McGee (A, .301) settle for two singles, and 3B Carlos Ramirez (.241) had a couple of walks.

Everett 1, Salem-Keizer 2 (SF - 9)
This has been a series. RHP Vicente Campos (2.65) let an unearned run score on five hits, a wild pitch, a walk, and seven Ks in six innings. That was pretty great. LHP Cameron Hobson (4.82, L) then came in for two and a third innings with a run scoring on three hits and two Ks. That run scored because RHP Tim Griffin (2.87) walked one to load the bases and then threw a wild pitch.
RF Jabari Blash (2B, .292) and LF Mario Yepez (2B, A, .321) both had a double and a couple of walks. SS Marcus Littlewood (2B, RBI, CS, .234) doubled and DH James Wood (.281) had two singles.

Danville 3 (ATL - 1), Pulaski 5
For a while, I was wondering if we had just implemented some weird piggyback starter thing and no one was writing about it. Nope. RHP Dylan Unsworth (4.45, E. W) pitched six and a third innings with three runs scoring on six hits (2 HR!), a walk, and three Ks. How about that? RHP Angel Raga (0.00) had two hits and three Ks to his line in the final two and two-thirds.
LF Efrain Nunez (HR, 2 RBI, SB, PO, .262) and DH Jose Hernandez (HR, 2 RBI, .193) both had home runs with Nunez adding a single and a walk. CF Dillon Hazlett (R, SB, .244) had two singles and RF Guillermo Pimentel (2B, .291) doubled.

AZL Royals 5, Peoria Mariners 4
RHP Trevor Miller (4.84, PO) allowed two runs (one earned) to score on five hits, a wild pitch, a hit batter, and three Ks in five innings. RHP Marcos Reyna (5.40) let another run score on three hits, a wild pitch, a free pass, and a K in the next two innings, and then RHP David Holman (4.76, BS, L) lost control of the game, with two scoring on three hits, a wild pitch, and a K in the eighth. RHP Alex Sunderland (4.00) had a hit and a K in the ninth.
CF James Zamarripa (2 2B, 2 R, CS, .379) had four hits from the leadoff spot. Why, I didn't realize he was hitting that well! SS Esteilon Peguero (R, 2 SB, E, .258) had two hits, LF Phillips Castillo (2B, RBI, .310) doubled, and DH Chris Andreas (RBI, .361) had a single and a walk.

VSL Rays 0 (+ 7), Aguirre Mariners 1
At the very least, we seem to be competent when it comes to defeating the second place team. RHP Jose Flores (2.95, PO, W) had four hits, a walk, and three Ks in six innings of work, then RHP Neritzon Osorio (2.22, S) came on for the remainder and had two hits, a walk, and three Ks to show for it.
2B Pedro Okuda (.270) and 3B Yordi Calderon (R, .294) both had a couple of hits, Calderon drawing a walk, and RF Alexy Palma (2B, .258) doubled and walked.

The DSL isn't reporting. I waited for a while and then got bored.

Thursday's Games:
Tacoma: TBA, at Tucson, @ 5:30 pm PDT
Game Two: TBA Jackson: RHP Erasmo Ramirez, in Jackson, @ 5:00 pm PDT
High Desert: RHP Chris Sorce, at Lancaster, @ 7:00 pm PDT
Clinton: LHP Nate Reed, at South Bend, @ 4:00 pm PDT
Everett: LHP Jordan Shipers, in Everett, @ 7:05 pm PDT
Pulaski: TBA, in Pulaski, @ 4:00 pm PDT
Peoria: TBA, in Peoria, @ 7:00 pm PDT
Aguirre: TBA, in Aguirre
Yamasa: TBA, at Cardinals

Organization Record:
Tacoma Rainiers: 48-49, .495, 12 GB in PCL Pacific Northern
Jackson Generals: 11-15 (49-47), .423 (.510), 4 GB in SL North
High Desert Mavericks: 11-15 (43-53), .423 (.448), 5 GB in CAL South
Clinton Lumberkings: 13-12 (37-58), .520 (.389), 2 GB in MWL Western
Everett Aquasox: 13-20, .394, 10 GB in NWL West
Pulaski Mariners: 13-16, .448, 4 GB in APL East
Peoria Mariners: 13-11, .542, 3.5 GB in AZL West
Aguirre Mariners: 31-26, .544, 1.5 GB in VSL
Yamasa Mariners: 32-11 .744, 1st in Santo Domingo Norte
Overall Record: 277-292, .487

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Written by Jay Yencich | 20 July 2011

Tacoma 14, Tucson 15 (SD - 2) (eleven innings)
This was a game played between two baseball teams. LHP Chris Seddon (5.83) pitched six innings with the same number of runs scoring against him on nine hits (3 HR!), a couple of wild pitches, a walk, and a K. RHP Chaz Roe (6.65) then let four runs (one earned) plate on three hits (HR), two walks, and a strikeout in an inning and a third. What was even more fun was that LHP Cesar Jimenez (4.56) couldn't get an out, allowing two doubles and two walks, and all of those would come around to score, one under the watch of RHP Dan Cortes (5.66, BS), who had four hits, two walks, and five Ks through two and two-thirds innings, but no runs. RHP Scott Patterson (4.13, L) then took over and with one out, he allowed a triple and then a single. Thus ended the game.
At least the offense was on a tear. CF Michael Saunders (2 2B, 4 R, .265) reached six times in all, with four hits and two walks. SS Alex Liddi (2 3B, HR, 3 R, 6 RBI, .264), LF Carlos Peguero (2 R, RBI, .295), and 3B Matt Mangini (2B, R, 3 RBI, E, .343) all reached four times with three hits and a walk. 2B Sean Kazmar (2 R, SB, E, .256) had three singles, DH Johan Limonta (HR, 2 RBI, .333) hit his sixth home run, RF Mike Wilson (2B, R, RBI, .332) had a double and two walks, 1B Ryan Langerhans (.325) had a single and a walk, and C Ralph Henriquez (.333) had two singles.

Everett 3, Salem-Keizer 4 (SF - 8)
RHP Steve Kohlscheen (4.98) let three runs score on eight hits, two walks, and six Ks through five innings. At least he made it to the minimum this time. RHP Bryan Leigh (3.72, L) pitched the next two and two-thirds innings and let the decisive run score on three hits (HR) and a couple of Ks. RHP Jeroen de Haas (9.72) struck out the final batter.
All the Aquasox offense came early. Sounds like a certain Mariners game I know. LF James Wood (HR, 2 RBI, .274) hit a two-run shot and RF Mario Yepez (2B, R, .317) doubled.

Danville 10 (ATL 0), Pulaski 2
Remember when I was complaining about how the starters don't seem to be going deep lately? RHP Seon Gi Kim (11.05, L) let four runs score on two hits, a couple hit batters, and two walks in an inning and two-thirds. Yep. RHP David Colvin (1.29) pitched the next three innings and let two runs score on five hits, a plunked batter, two walks, and three Ks. LHP Roenis Elias (0.00) then pitched two frames with three unearned runs scoring on four hits, a walk, and three Ks. RHP John Taylor (0.00) then made his pro debut with two Ks in an inning and a third of work. RHP Leonardo Rodriguez (7.45) let a run score on a solo shot and a K in the ninth. So it went.
RF Guillermo Pimentel (SB, .293) and 2B Dan Paolini (2 2B, .230) both had two hits in the game.

Aguirre Mariners 4, VSL Tigers 5 (- 15)
And now, we go from beating up on the second-best team in the league to losing to the worst. RHP Isliexel Gonzalez (2.26) pitched the first six innings with three runs scoring against him on nine hits, a couple of wild pitches, a hit batter, and six Ks. I'd expect to see him in short-season ball next year. LHP Erick Gomez (7.16, L) took the loss with two runs scoring on two hits (HR), a walk, and four Ks in two innings.
3B Yordi Calderon (R, 2 RBI, CS, .289) and RF Jesus Ugueto (.257) both reached three times, Calderon with a hit and two walks and Ugueto with three walks. C Arturo Nieto (2B, PO, .218) had two hits and 1B Ramon Coronel (2B, RBI, SB, .367) doubled.

Yamasa Mariners 11, DSL Brewers 7 (+ 11) (seven innings)
This was supposed to be a doubleheader, but then the second game was suspended. RHP Gregorio Aquino (5.11) had six runs score against him in the first inning and a third on five hits, a wild pitch, two hit batters, three walks, and a K. RHP Junior Nunez (4.32) then pitched two and two-thirds innings with an unearned run scoring on three hits, a walk, and a K. RHP Domingo Brazoban (1.10, W) pitched the final three innings, two hits, a walk, one K, and won as the M's got four unanswered runs in the last three innings.
2B Luis Matias (2 R, .260), CF Janelfry Zorilla (2B, 2 R, 4 RBI, .333), and 1B Axel Wel (2B, R, .245) all had two hits, with Matias adding a walk, and SS Ketel Marte (2 R, 2 RBI, SB, .265) had a single and a walk.

Wednesday's Games:
Tacoma: LHP Nate Robertson, at Tucson, @ 7:00 pm PDT
Jackson: LHP James Paxton!, in Jackson, @ 5:00 pm PDT
High Desert: LHP Jimmy Gillheeney, at Lancaster, @ 7:00 pm PDT
Clinton: LHP Tony Butler, at Soth Bend, @ 4:00 pm PDT
Everett: RHP Vicente Campos, at Salem-Keizer, @ 6:35 pm PDT
Pulaski: RHP Ambioris Hidalgo?, in Pulaski, @ 4:00 pm PDT
Peoria: TBA, at Cubs, @ 7:00 pm PDT
Aguirre: TBA, in Aguirre
Yamasa: TBA, at Cardinals

Organization Record:
Tacoma Rainiers: 48-49, .495, 12 GB in PCL Pacific Northern
Jackson Generals: 10-15 (48-47), .400 (.505), 4 GB in SL North
High Desert Mavericks: 10-15 (42-53), .400 (.442), 5 GB in CAL South
Clinton Lumberkings: 13-11 (37-57), .542 (.394), 1 GB in MWL Western
Everett Aquasox: 13-19, .406, 9.5 GB in NWL West
Pulaski Mariners: 12-16, .429, 4.5 GB in APL East
Peoria Mariners: 12-10, .545, 3 GB in AZL West
Aguirre Mariners: 30-26, .536, 2.5 GB in VSL
Yamasa Mariners: 32-11 .744, 1st in Santo Domingo Norte
Overall Record: 273-289, .486

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Written by Jay Yencich | 19 July 2011

Jose/Vicente Campos was pitcher of the week, which was something I agreed with in the wrap.

Tacoma 6, Tucson 5 (SD - 3)
LHP Mauricio Robles (0.00, W) had three hits, a walk, and four Ks in six innings, which means that we've gone through a full turn of the rotation pitching only southpaws as starters. RHP Josh Fields (5.87) let three runs (two earned) score on three hits, a walk, and two Ks in the next inning of work. RHP Scott Patterson (3.86) then got two-thirds of an inning in with two hits and a K turning into a run, and RHP Josh Lueke (2.76, S) had an unearned run score against him on two hits in the final inning and a third.
No one had more than one hit, but that didn't hurt things any. RF Ryan Langerhans (HR, .330) and LF Carlos Peguero (HR, 2 R, 3 RBI, SB, A, .283) both used their one hit to go yard, and Peguero even drew a walk. This ups the timetable before people start wanting to call him up again. CF Michael Saunders (R, .237) had a single and a couple of walks. 3B Alex Liddi (2B, R, .259), DH Luis Antoino Jimenez (R, RBI, .275), C Jose Yepez (RBI, .284), and SS Sean Kazmar (SB, 2 E, .252) all had a hit and a walk.

Jackson 3, Carolina 12 (CIN 0)
I can think of better ways to end a series. RHP Steven Hensley (5.71, L) only got two outs and had eight runs score against him on seven hits (HR) and a hit batter, which means that everyone who reached against him scored. RHP Moises Hernandez (6.85) was responsible for two of those and one of his own after four hits (HR) and a K in three and a third innings. The final four innings were split evenly between LHP Edward Paredes (6.00), who has a walk and two Ks, LHP Bobby LaFromboise (3.96), who h ad two score on two hits (HR) and tow Ks, LHP Brian Moran (6.75), who had one score on two hits, a walk, and two Ks, and RHP Stephen Pryor (0.00), who thought run scoring was some bullroar and just struck out a dude.
DH Jake Shaffer (2B, R, .297), 3B Vinnie Catricala (.342), LF James McOwen (2B, 2 R, .259), and SS Carlos Triunfel (RBI, .276) all had two hits in the game, with Shaffer adding a walk, 2B Scott Savastano (.272) walked twice, and RF Johermyn Chavez (RBI, .223) had a single and a walk.

Bakersfield 12 (CIN - 5), High Desert 6
We have allowed ten or more runs in five consecutive games. Everything is awful. RHP Forrest Snow (8.10, L) let eight score on nine hits (HR), two walks, and two Ks in four and two-thirds innings. RHP Stephen Kahn (7.99) scored that run with two hits, a walk, and two Ks in three and a third innings. LHP Jason Markovitz (6.92) came in next and couldn't get an out, with one hit and one walk, both of which scored as LHP Jose Jimenez (6.08) entered and gave up two runs himself on a hit, a walk, and a K. Like I said, awful.
C Trevor Coleman (R, .273) had a hit and three walks so that's neat. DH James Jones (R, .240) and 2B Jake Schlander (2B, R, 2 RBI, .283) both had two hits and Schlander drew a walk. CF Denny Almonte (RBI, .273) had a hit and a walk and 3B Mario Martinez (2B, .289) doubled. Proscia was at first?

Lansing 5 (TOR + 6), Clinton 11
This was a challenge for RHP Taijuan Walker (2.84, PO, E), and he responded by going five innings and letting four runs (three earned) to score on six hits, three walks, and four Ks. That's not great, but not bad either. RHP Matt Bischoff (5.02, W) had fewer issues, letting one score on two hits (HR) with five Ks in three innings. RHP Jonathan Arias (3.58) struck out the side in the ninth.
The Lumberkings score nine runs in the seventh. Look it up. Weirdly, the only one in the game with more than one hit was 1B Mickey Wiswall (2B, HR, 4 RBI, .259), who had two hits. LF Robbie Anston (2B, 2 R, 2 RBI, E, .245), RF Kevin Rivers (R, .228), 3B Jetsy Extrano (R, .174), and SS Anthony Phillips (R, RBI, .154) all had a hit and a walk.

Everett 4, Salem-Keizer 9 (SF - 9)
RHP Steve Landazuri (5.35, L) only got through three+ innings with seven runs (six earned) scoring against him on four hits, five walks, and three Ks. RHP Jordan Pries (4.91) scored two of those and two of his own (one earned) on two hits, a hit batter, and four Ks in the next four innings, which isn't so bad. RHP Cody Weiss (9.53) allowed three hits but no runs in the eighth.
For positives, SS Marcus Littlewood (2B, HR, .235) had three hits in the game, including his second home run. DH Mario Yepez (2 R, RBI, SB, .316), 1B Jharmidy de Jesus (2B, RBI, E, .361), and CF Jarrett Burgess (.286) all had two hits in the game and 2B Jorge Agudelo (2B, R, .164) doubled.

Danville 8 (ATL - 1), Pulaski 6
RHP Luke Taylor (11.72) lasted three innings, giving up three runs on four hits, five walks, and four Ks. I would like to know why the Pulaski starters suddenly can't get to the fifth inning, and rarely the fourth. RHP Bobby Shore (2.70) pitched the next two innings with three hits, a couple wild pitches, and four Ks to show for it. LHP Jeremy Dobbs (6.52) gave up a run on a hit and a walk in the sixth, then RHP Bo Reeder (4.09, E, BS) let two more (one earned) score in an inning+ of work with two hits (HR), walk, and a K to his line. RHP Benjamin Cornwell (3.38, L) let the last two (one earned) score on two hits, two walks, and three Ks in the final two innings. So we came back and then we didn't.
CF Jamal Austin (R, SB, .400) walked three times. I am no longer surprised by such things. At least not much. DH Efrain Nunez (2B, R, RBI, .241) had a double and two walks, RF Guillermo Pimentel (2 RBI, .284) had two hits, and 3B Michael Acevedo (R, RBI, E, .299) had a single and a walk. Paolini struck out five times.

Aguirre Mariners 10, VSL Rays 3 (+ 7)
Haha, wonderful. LHP Luis Pina (3.43, E, W) got his first pro win, going six innings with four hits, a hit batter, two walks, and eight Ks. Marvelous. RHP Jose Mendoza (7.48) then let two score on four hits, a hit batter, and two walks in an inning and a third, and RHP Thyago Vieira (3.71) had a run score on two hits, a walk, and a K in the final inning and two-thirds.
Everyone reached safely at least once. DH Pedro Okuda (2 2B, 2 R, RBI, .260), 2B Ramon Coronel (R, RBI, SB, CS, .370), 3B Yordi Calderon (R, RBI, .286) all had three hits in the game with Okuda adding a walk, CF Rashynol Michel (R, RBI, .215), LF Kenny Hart (2 2B, R, 3 RBI, .285), C Arturo Nieto (2B, R, 2 RBI, PB, .196), RF Jesus Ugueto (R, .258), and SS Rafael Fernandez (R, RBI, .267) all had two hits, with Ugueto adding a walk, and SS Gianfranco Wawoe (.169) had a single and a walk.

Yamasa Mariners 2, DSL Athletics 3 (- 16)
RHP Rigoberto Garcia (4.02, E, L) let three runs (one earned) score on four hits, two walks, a hit batter, and two Ks in five innings of work. He has yet to partake in the sweet taste of victory as a pro. RHP Enrique Rosario (0.95) had a hit and a walk over the final three innings.
C Miguel Sanchez (SB, .224) had a single and a couple of walks in the game. SS Ketel Marte (SB, .263) and LF Estarlyn Morales (R, RBI, .259) both had two hits and RF Randy Perez (2B, RBI, .326) doubled.

Tuesday's Games:
Tacoma: LHP Chris Seddon, at Tucson, @ 7:00 pm PDT
Jackson: Off day
High Desert: Off day
Clinton: Off day
Everett: RHP Steve Kohlscheen, at Salem-Keizer, @ 6:35 pm PDT
Pulaski: RHP Ambioris Hidalgo?, in Pulaski, @ 4:00 pm PDT
Peoria: TBA, at Cubs, @ 7:00 pm PDT
Aguirre: TBA, at Tigers
Yamasa: TBA, at Brewers

Organization Record:
Tacoma Rainiers: 48-48, .500, 11 GB in PCL Pacific Northern
Jackson Generals: 10-15 (48-47), .400 (.505), 4 GB in SL North
High Desert Mavericks: 10-15 (42-53), .400 (.442), 5 GB in CAL South
Clinton Lumberkings: 13-11 (37-57), .542 (.394), 1 GB in MWL Western
Everett Aquasox: 13-18, .419, 9 GB in NWL West
Pulaski Mariners: 12-15, .444, 4 GB in APL East
Peoria Mariners: 12-10, .545, 3 GB in AZL West
Aguirre Mariners: 30-25, .545, 2.5 GB in VSL
Yamasa Mariners: 31-11 .738, 1st in Santo Domingo Norte
Overall Record: 272-285, .488

 

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Written by Jay Yencich | 18 July 2011

Salt Lake 5 (ANA - 15), Tacoma 2
Oh? LHP Anthony Vasquez (4.58, 2 PO, L) gave the BEEEEEES three runs on six hits (2 HR!), two walks, and six Ks in seven innings. RHP Jarrett Grube (12.71) then had a couple score against him on two hits and a K in two-thirds of an inning, RHP Dan Cortes (6.12) scoring both with two hits and a strikeout in the final inning and a third.
SS Sean Kazmar (2B, HR, CS, .251) was the big bat for the offense with two extra-base hits and a walk. I just described Sean Kazmar as being a big bat. 1B Matt Mangini (.346) had a single and two walks.

Jackson 3, Carolina 4 (CIN - 1)
In today's dose of perspective, we note that the Mudcats were leading 3-0 after the fifth and 3-1 going into the ninth. We just couldn't close the deal. RHP Andrew Carraway (3.21) gave up three runs (two earned) on six hits, a balk, a walk, and four Ks in seven innings. RHP Taylor Stanton (3.71) then had a hit and two Ks over the next inning. LHP Brian Moran (6.69, L) took over for the ninth and after three hits, a walk, and one out, he was gone.
RF Johermyn Chavez (HR, 2 RBI, .222) hit the home run that tied the game in the ninth. LF Jake Shaffer (RBI, .295) and 1B Rich Poythress (.251) both had two hits with Poythress drawing a walk.

Bakersfield 11 (CIN - 6), High Desert 10
Eleven is fewer than thirteen, at the very least. RHP Yoervis Medina (6.75, PO, L) let seven (six earned) score on nine hits (2 HR!), a wild pitch, a walk, and a K in five innings. RHP Daniel Cooper (5.09) and RHP Austin Hudson (5.86) split the last four, with Coop letting four plate on six hits (HR), a walk, and a K, and Hudson leaving with a hit, a hit batter, a walk, and a strikeouts.
LF Denny Almonte (HR, 4 RBI, .273) and 3B Steve Proscia (HR, 3 R, SB, E, .300) both provided home runs, Almonte as part of two hits and a walk, Proscia as one of three hits. Didn't take him long to go yard. RF James Jones (2 RBI, SB, A, .237), 2B Shaver Hansen (R, .361), and SS Gabriel Noriega (3B, 2 R, 2 RBI, .250) all had two hits, with Jones and Noriega drawing walks, and CF Daniel Carroll (RBI, SB, .283) and DH Jake Schlander (R, .276) both had a hit and two walks.

Lansing 7 (TOR + 7), Clinton 2
LHP Anthony Fernandez (3.69, PO, L) didn't manage a great follow-up, letting five runs score on six hits (HR), four walks, and three Ks with a wild pitch. RHP Jessie Nava (3.38) then had a run score on two hits, a walk, and three Ks in two and a third innings, scoring one of Fernandez' runs along the way. RHP Tyler Blandford (10.80) had a solo home run, a walk, and a K in the ninth. That lowered the ERA.
LF Robbie Anston (R, RBI, .245), DH Mickey Wiswall (.255), and 3B Jetsy Extano (2B, R, .163) all had two hits in the game. No one walked. I hope someone at least came close to walking.

Spokane 5 (TEX 0), Everett 6
On the positive side, we won our first home series. On the negative, of the four runs LHP Bennett Whitmore (4.75, PO) allowed in his seven+ innings, all of them were in the eighth, with eight hits, a wild pitch, and eight Ks overall. Upsetting. RHP Ben Versnik (0.00) let an unearned run score on a hit and a wild pitch in the eighth and RHP Tim Griffin (2.87, W) allowed a hit in the ninth.
SS Marcus Littlewood (HR, 2 R, E, .216), who walked twice, hit the walkoff in the ninth. Huzzah! CF-RF Nathan Melendres (HR, 2 R, .279) also hit a home run as one of three hits, and 1B Ethan Paquette (R, RBI, .226) had three hits [and a walk] as well. LF Jabari Blash (2 RBI, 2 SB, .300) had a hit and a walk and RF Mario Yepez (.311) had two singles.

Pulaski 6, Bristol 7 (CHW + 1) (seven innings)
RHP Jose Valdivia (5.64) pitched two innings and let six runs score on six hits, a couple of wild pitches, a couple of hit batters, a walk, and a pair of Ks. I'll come out right now with the suggestion that this may be his worst start. RHP David Colvin (0.00), had a hit allowed and a wild pitch in the next two innings and in the final two, LHP Kyle Hunter (1.62, PO, L) let one score on three hits (HR) and three Ks.
C Jose Hernandez (2 HR, 5 RBI, .200) hit two home runs, which means that his first home run and his first multi-home run game came today. Huh. 1B Jordy Lara (2B, R, .289) doubled.

Pulaski 5, Bristol 2 (0) (seven innings)
Game two! RHP Mayckol Guaipe (4.05) pitched three innings with two hits, three walks, and three Ks. I could understand Valdivia, but Guaipe? RHP Reynaldo Sabala (2.65) let two score on two hits, two wild pitches, two walks, and two Ks in two-thirds of an inning. That's the first time in a while that such a thing has happened. RHP Angel Raga (0.00) allowed just two hits and a walk while striking out six over the final three and a third innings.
3B Michael Acevedo (R, SB, .301) walked three times while batting third. CF-1B Dillon Hazlett (RBI, SB, .256) had two singles and moved from one of the most taxing positions on the diamond to one of the least. There were no extra-base hits or anything.

AZL Cubs 4, Peoria Mariners 1
RHP Jochi Ogando (5.50, L) pitched five frames with three runs scoring on five hits, a couple of wild pitches, a balk, a hit batter, four walks, and two Ks. The last four innings were one apiece for four different guys. LHP Nick Valenza (6.75) walked one and had it score against him, LHP Roenis Elias (0.00), the Cuban left-hander we signed a while back, allowed a hit in his first pro inning of work, RHP Yunior de Jesus (4.91) also gave up a hit in the eighth, and RHP Alex Sunderland (4.50) struck out one in the ninth.
SS Roberto Velasquez (SB, .286) had three hits and DH Esteilon Peguero (RBI, SB, .253) and CF James Zamarripa (R, CS, .238) both had two. As was the case a lot of places, not much else happening.

Monday's Games:
Tacoma: TBA, at Tucson, @ 7:00 pm PDT
Jackson: RHP Steven Hensley, at Carolina, @ 4:15 pm PDT
High Desert: RHP Forrest Snow, in Adelanto, @ 7:05 pm PDT
Clinton: RHP Taijuan Walker, in Clinton, @ 8:00 am PDT
Everett: RHP Steve Landazuri, at Salem-Keizer, @ 6:35 pm PDT
Pulaski: RHP Ambioris Hidalgo, in Pulaski, @ 4:00 pm PDT
Peoria: Off day
Aguirre: TBA, at Rays
Yamasa: TBA, at Athletics

Organization Record:
Tacoma Rainiers: 47-48, .495, 11 GB in PCL Pacific Northern
Jackson Generals: 10-14 (48-46), .417 (.511), 4 GB in SL North
High Desert Mavericks: 10-14 (42-52), .417 (.447), 5 GB in CAL South
Clinton Lumberkings: 12-11 (36-57), .522 (.387), 2 GB in MWL Western
Everett Aquasox: 13-17, .433, 9 GB in NWL West
Pulaski Mariners: 12-14, .462, 3 GB in APL East
Peoria Mariners: 12-10, .545, 3 GB in AZL West
Aguirre Mariners: 29-25, .537, 2.5 GB in VSL
Yamasa Mariners: 31-10 .756, 1st in Santo Domingo Norte
Overall Record: 269-280, .490

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Written by Jay Yencich | 17 July 2011

Salt Lake 1 (ANA - 16), Tacoma 4
LHP Luke French (5.59, W) went seven innings this time out with one run scoring on five hits, two walks, and a K. LHP Cesar Jimenez (3.86) had a couple of his and strikeout over the next two-thirds and then RHP Josh Lueke (2.85, S) got his tenth save, one hit batter, one K.
LF Ryan Langerhans (HR, PO, .343) and CF Michael Saunders (HR, 2 R, SB, .242) both had a home run and a walk. 1B Mike Carp (R, .341) contributed two singles and RF Mike Wilson (2B, RBI, .337) doubled.

Jackson 4, Carolina 3 (CIN - 2)
RHP Tom Wilhelmsen (5.09, W) got the win, pitching seven and two-thirds innings with three runs scoring on eight hits, two walks, a hit batter, and five Ks. LHP Bobby LaFromboise (3.57) then gave up a RBI double before giving way to RHP Steve Delabar (2.59, S), who had two hits, a walk, and a K the rest of the way.
2B Scott Savastno (2 R, .276) had two walks, 3B Vinnie Catricala (2B, RBI, .338) doubled, and LF Joe Dunigan (2 RBI, PO, .207) had a single and a walk.

Bakersfield 13 (CIN - 7), High Desert 9
This can stop at any time now. RHP Jandy Sena (6.55, L) took the loss after letting seven runs (six earned) score on ten hits (2 HR!), a walk, and a couple of Ks in four innings. RHP Keli'i Zablan (9.00), just promoted, then let three score on four hits (2 HR!), two walks, a wild pitch, and two Ks in the next three innings. WELCOME TO HIGH DESERT. LHP Jose Jimenez (5.84) let three final runs score on six hits, two wild pitches, and two Ks in the final two innings because why not?
C Trevor Coleman (2B, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, .277) had three hits and two walks. Holy crap. LF Daniel Carroll (RBI, 3 SB, .283) also had three hits and three stolen bases (approaching fifty), RF James Jones (2 SB, .234), 2B Shaver Hansen (2 R, .343), 3B Jake Schlander (2 R, .275), and 1B Rudy van Heydoorn (2B, 2 RBI, E, .292) all had two hits, and DH Alfredo Morales (2 R, 2 RBI, .000), fresh off the plane from Peoria, walked twice.

Lansing 8 (TOR + 6), Clinton 5 (eleven innings)
RHP George Mieses (5.36, PO) wasn't half bad, with three runs scoring on six hits, three walks, a hit batter, and two strikeouts in six innings. The next four were split between RHP Jonathan Arias (3.68, E, BS), who had a run score on three hits (HR) and two Ks, and RHP Tyler Burgoon (1.67, BS), who had an unearned run on two hits, a wild pitch, and two Ks. Things weren't going the team's way, as you can tell. That continued when LHP Jonathan Hesketh (4.76, L) made his first appearance in nearly a month and let three runs score on three hits and two walks in the eleventh.
LF Robbie Anston (CS, .235), 2B Carlos Ramirez (R, .245), DH Stefen Romero (HR, 2 R, .272), and RF Kalian Sams (RBI, SB, .251) all had two hits apiece, with Romero adding a walk and his tenth home run. 1B Tim Morris (3B, R, 3 RBI, .265) had a triple and a walk.

Spokane 7 (TEX + 1), Everett 5
They made five errors but we lost. LHP Jordan Shipers (5.04) lasted four and a third innings with five runs (four earned) scoring on four hits (HR), four walks, and nine Ks. RHP Joe DiRocco (4.63) scored one of those and had three hits, two walks, and two Ks in two and two-thirds innings and then RHP Nolan Diaz (6.28, L) gave up the decisive two runs on three hits (HR), three walks, and a K in the final two innings.
SS Marcus Littlewood (SB, CS, .213) had three walks out of the leadoff spot again. Not exactly hitting though. 1B Jharmidy de Jesus (2 R, E, .357), RF Mario Yepez (.296), and CF Jarrett Burgess (R, RBI, SB, .273) all had two hits with Burgess adding a walk. DH Jabari Blash (3B, R, RBI, .298) had a triple [and four Ks], 3B Ramon Morla (.500) walked twice and then was pulled for some reason, and 3B Jorge Agudelo (2B, R, .159), his replacement, doubled.

Pulaski was postponed due to weather which means that there's a doubleheader starting on Sunday at 6:00 pm their time which is barely earlier than any of their other Sunday games.

Peoria Mariners 5, AZL Padres 4
And then we did better than they did! But not much better… RHP Min-sih Chen (6.04, W) let a run score on four hits, a wild pitch, a walk, and three Ks in five innings. RHP Marcos Reyna (5.56) took over for the next two with a run allowed on two hits (HR) before giving way to RHP Maxx Catapano (4.35, E), who let two score on four hits, a walk, and a K in an inning of work. RHP Joshua Corrales (0.00, S) then got his fifth save.
C Hassiel Jimenez (HR, 3 RBI, .250) hit his second home run in the game. 1B Chris Andreas (R, SB, CS, .351) and RF Reginald Lampe (.200) both added a hit and a walk and LF Phillips Castillo (R, SB, CS, .315) had two singles.

Aguirre Mariners 3, VSL Pirates 0 (+ 9)
Hey look, we did something. RHP Ricardo Pereira (4.45) had three hits, a wild pitch, two walks, and three Ks to his line in seven innings. RHP Maykel Ynfantes (2.72, W) then allowed two hits over the final two.
All the runs scored in the ninth. With one out, 3B Ramon Coronel (2B, R, 3-4, .362) singled, then after a wild pitch, LF Kenny Hart (R, 0-2, 2BB, .279), walked, DH Yordi Calderon (2B, R, RBI, .278) had a RBI double, Okuda was intentionally walked, and one out later, C Arturo Nieto (2 RBI, PB, 2-4, .174) singled and an error moves some guys around but nothing happened after that.

DSL Indians 0 (- 4), Yamasa Mariners 4
A game outside the division! RHP Ivan Julio (1.06, W) pitched six and two-thirds innings with a hit, two wild pitches, two hit batters, three walks, and four Ks. That's a hell of a one-hitter. RHP Ronald Dominguez (2.00, S) allowed a hit while taking it the rest of the way.
3B Ismael Alcantara (RBI, SB, .243), who had gone a little quiet, had three hits today. DH Janelfry Zorilla (R, .331) had two walks, and 1B Axel Wel (2 R, SB, .236) had a single and a walk.

Sunday's Games:
Tacoma: TBA, in Tacoma, @ 1:35 pm PDT
Jackson: RHP Andrew Carraway, at Carolina, @ 11:00 am PDT
High Desert: TBA, in Adelanto, @ 5:05 pm PDT
Clinton: LHP Anthony Fernandez, in Clinton, @ 12:00 pm PDT
Everett: LHP Bennett Whitmore, in Everett, @ 1:05 pm PDT
Pulaski: RHP Ambioris Hidalgo, at Bristol, @ 3:00 pm PDT
Game Two: TBA
Peoria: TBA, in Peoria
Aguirre: Off day
Yamasa: Off day

Organization Record:
Tacoma Rainiers: 47-47, .500, 10 GB in PCL Pacific Northern
Jackson Generals: 10-13 (48-45), .435 (.516), 4 GB in SL North
High Desert Mavericks: 10-13 (42-51), .435 (.452), 4 GB in CAL South
Clinton Lumberkings: 12-10 (36-56), .545 (.391), 1 GB in MWL Western
Everett Aquasox: 12-17, .414, 10 GB in NWL West
Pulaski Mariners: 11-13, .458, 2 GB in APL East
Peoria Mariners: 12-9, .571, 2.5 GB in AZL West
Aguirre Mariners: 29-25, .537, 2.5 GB in VSL
Yamasa Mariners: 31-10 .756, 1st in Santo Domingo Norte
Overall Record: 267-274, .494

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Written by Jay Yencich | 16 July 2011

Salt Lake 7 (ANA - 15), Tacoma 8
LHP Nate Robertson (6.33) let four runs score on six hits, a couple walks, and five Ks. RHP Chaz Roe (6.65) let three more score on three hits and two walks in two-thirds of an inning. RHP Josh Fields (4.05) walked a pair, balked, and struck out one in the two and a third innings. That’s sort of better than expected. RHP Scott Patterson (3.62, W) struck out the side in the ninth.
3B Alex Liddi (2 HR, 3 R, 3 RBI, E, .259) had two home runs and two walks. I’d say he’s got a shot at POTW right now because that’s a lot of walks he has at the moment and one of his home runs tied the game in the ninth. 1B Mike Carp (HR, 2 R, 3 RBI, .339) also had a home run, with two hits and a walk overall, and had the single after Liddi which eventually turned into the second run. RF Ryan Langerhans (2 R, A, .343) and LF Johan Limonta (R, A, .337) both has two hits and a walk and C Jose Yepez (RBI, PB, .291) had three hits. Yepez drove in Carp to end it.

Jackson 9, Carolina 6 (CIN - 1)
Another three-run margin victory! RHP Erasmo Ramirez (4.74, W) went six and a third innings with four runs (three earned) scoring on eight hits, a wild pitch, a walk, and five Ks. That’s a lot better than a number of his recent outings. RHP Stephen Pryor (0.00) then made his double-A debut, striking out two in an inning and two-thirds. LHP Edward Paredes (6.26) let two final runs score on two hits (HR) and a K in the ninth.
RF Johermyn Chavez (HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, .224) had three hits in the game. Perhaps he redeems himself in the second half? CF Brandon Haveman (R, .271), DH Joe Dunigan (2 2B, 2 R, RBI, .204), 1B Rich Poythress (3B, R, 3 RBI, .250), and SS Carlos Triunfel (R, RBI, E, .274) all had two hits with Poythress and Tri adding walks. LF Jake Shaffer (2B, .292) and LF-CF James McOwen (2B, R, RBI, .254) both had doubles. Oh yeah, and Shaffer is under .300 these days. Whoops.

Lancaster 13 (HOU - 6), High Desert 6
Recycled plot. I like it less this time. RHP Chris Sorce (4.15, L) at least got through six and two-thirds innings, though seven runs (six earned) scored on eight hits (2 HR!), a couple of walks, and five Ks. LHP Jason Markovitz (6.23) scored one of those as he allowed three hits before recording the final out of the seventh. Imagine that! RHP Stephen Kahn (9.30, E) then let the last six runs (three earned) plate on three hits, a wild pitch, a hit batter, and two walks in the final two innings.
Proscia debuted and I wanted to make a thing of it but he was 0-for-5 with an error. 2B Jake Schlander (3 2B, R, 3 RBI, .270), however, had four hits, and CF Denny Almonte (2 RBI, SB, .272) had three hits while C Trevor Coleman (R, RBI, E, .266) added three walks. DH Shaver Hansen (2B, 2 R, .338) and SS Gabriel Noriega (2B, R, .251) both had two hits with Hansen drawing a walk.

Great Lakes 6 (LA + 3), Clinton 1
LHP Nate Reed (3.41, L) let five runs (two earned) score on nine hits, a walk, and three Ks in four innings. Not so hot. LHP Ryan Kiel (4.50) let another run plate on five hits, a wild pitch, a walk, and two Ks in two and a third innings. RHP Tyler Blandford (10.90) walked a pair and struck out three in the next inning and two-thirds and RHP Jonathan Arias (3.63) turned in an uneventful final inning.
RF Kalian Sams (2B, A, .247), 3B Jetsy Extrano (3B, R, E, .128), and SS Anthony Phillips (2B, RBI, E, .144) all had extra-base hits with Phillips adding a walk.

Spokane 2 (TEX 0), Everett 8
RHP Vicente Campos (3.16, W) pitched a dandy, going six frames and allowing two hits and two walks while striking out eight. In the final three, RHP Jason Buursma (7.16, S) let two (one earned) score on five hits and a K.
2B Jorge Agudelo (HR, .256) and CF Jarrett Burgess (HR, 2 SB, A, .254) both had a home run and a walk. Burgess doing well is a good thing. RF Mario Yepez (2B, R, E, .284) had three hits and DH James Wood (2 R, SB, .286) had a hit and two walks. 3B Ramon Morla (3B, R, 2 RBI, CS, .500) added two hits and LF Nathan Melendres (R, RBI, SB, .256) had a hit and a walk.

Pulaski 1, Bristol 3 (CHW 0)
RHP Dylan Unsworth (4.50) did start and gave up a run on five hits, a two walks, and four Ks in four and a third innings. At least he isn’t on the DL. RHP Brett Shankin (7.11, L) let two runs (one earned) score on two hits, a balk, a hit batter, a walk, and a K in the next two and a third innings. RHP Benjamin Cornwell (2.70) then hit one, and struck out one over the last four outs.
LF Kenny Straus (HR, .158) hit his fourth home run. Hooray. CF Jamal Austin (3B, SB, .405) had two hits, a walk, is now above .400, and had his first triple. C David Villasuso (2B, .200) doubled.

AZL Padres 17, Peoria Mariners 1
Oh. This was bad. RHP Charles Kaalekahi (6.00, E, L) let two (one earned) score on three hits, two walks, and three Ks in five innings of work. RHP Gabe Saquilon (23.14) then pitched the next inning and a third with six runs scoring on five hits, a walk, and a strikeout. RHP David Holman (3.48) scored two of Saquilon’s runs and two of his own on four hits, a hit batter, a walk, and three Ks. LHP Scott Ronnenbergh (6.39) let seven runs score on eight hits and a walk in the ninth. So yeah.
RF Reginald Lampe (2B, RBI, .176) and C Travis Higgs (2B, R, 2 PB, .250) both had doubles, LF Phillips Castillo (SB, CS, .304) had a single and a walk, and 1B Jose Martinez (.273) had two singles.

VSL Tigers 3 (- 16), Aguirre Mariners 1
RHP Daniel Mata (3.88) allowed a hit in the first. All right. LHP Cruz Pereira (3.58, L) let another three score on four hits, two walks, two wild pitches, and three Ks in the next six innings. RHP Eduardo Miliani (3.10) had two hits and a walk to his line over the final two innings.
3B Yordi Calderon (HR, .279) had a home run and a walk, and that’s his sixth home run of the year. On the downside, I did read recently that he’s in the top 10 for errors despite starting play late in the year. 2B Ramon Coronel (2B, .350) doubled and LF Kenny Hart (.283) had two singles.

DSL Athletics 0 (- 17), Yamasa Mariners 6 (seven innings)
Now we’re making up games. LHP Wander Marte (0.66, W) pitched five and a third innings with two hits and three walks while striking out nine. I hope he’s not another southpaw that only has a functional change-up. RHP Noel de la Cruz (3.12, S) had a hit and struck out two in the final inning and two-thirds.
CF Janelfry Zorilla (2B, R, 2 RBI, .320) had two hits and C Alexander Capriata (2B, R, .340) had a double.

Yamasa Mariners 2, DSL Athletics 0 (- 18) (seven innings)
RHP George Drullard (1.35) pitched three innings and had a walk, two wild pitches, two hit batters, a walk, and four Ks. Good for him! RHP Junior Nunez (4.74) had a hit, two walks, and a K in the inning he pitched and LHP Leoncio Munoz (3.12, W) had a hit, two walks, and six Ks in three innings.
CF Janelfry Zorilla (2 2B, R, .336) had three hits and a walk in the game and continues to hit a lot. 3B Luis Matias (RBI, .258) and DH Estarlyn Morales (RBI, .255) both had a hit and a walk.

Saturday's Games:
Tacoma: TBA, in Tacoma, @ 7:00 pm PDT
Jackson: RHP Tom Wilhelmsen, at Carolina, @ 4:15 pm PDT
High Desert: TBA, in Adelanto, @ 7:05 pm PDT
Clinton: RHP George Mieses, in Clinton, @ 5:00 pm PDT
Everett: LHP Jordan Shipers, in Everett, @ 7:05 pm PDT
Pulaski: TBA, at Bristol, @ 4:00 pm PDT
Peoria: TBA, at Padres
Aguirre: TBA, at Pirates
Yamasa: TBA, in Yamasa

Organization Record:
Tacoma Rainiers: 45-47, .489, 10 GB in PCL Pacific Northern
Jackson Generals: 9-13 (47-45), .409 (.511), 3 GB in SL North
High Desert Mavericks: 10-12 (42-50), .455 (.457), 3 GB in CAL South
Clinton Lumberkings: 12-9 (36-55), .571 (.396), 1 GB in MWL Western
Everett Aquasox: 12-16, .429, 10 GB in NWL West
Pulaski Mariners: 11-13, .458, 2 GB in APL East
Peoria Mariners: 11-9, .550, 2.5 GB in AZL West
Aguirre Mariners: 28-25, .519, 45 GB in VSL
Yamasa Mariners: 30-10 .750, 1st in Santo Domingo Norte
Overall Record: 262-271, .492

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Written by Jay Yencich | 15 July 2011

A funny thing happened while listening to the post game show. The hosts talked about all the prospects coming up in the system and how barren things were before, implying that we should stay the course, and many of the callers in agreed.

Salt Lake 1 (ANA - 14), Tacoma 6
LHP Chris Seddon (5.64, W) pulled ahead in the win column again with a run scoring against him on eight hits, three walks, and five Ks in six and a third innings. LHP Cesar Jimenez (3.91) had an uneventful inning and two-thirds and RHP Dan Cortes (6.39) struck out one in the ninth.
LF Ryan Langerhans (2 HR, 4 RBI, .339) had two more home runs and a walk. It's funny, isn't it? It's funny that we continue to play Carlos Peguero. CF Michael Saunders (2 2B, 2 RBI, .250), C Ralph Henriquez (2B, 2 R, .324), and SS Sean Kazmar (2 R, .252) all had two hits while 3B Alex Liddi (E, .256) walked twice. Would you believe me if I told you that over the last eight games, Liddi has a 6/7 K/BB? Well, you should, because that's a thing that's happening.

Jackson 10, Carolina 7 (CIN 0)
I bring fine news for you, and that is that of the seven runs scored by the Mudcats, only two were charged to LHP James Paxton (2.79, E, W) and only one was earned, as he allowed three hits (HR) and a walk while striking out eleven. I believe he is over those jitters. RHP Steven Hensley (4.02) had two hits and two Ks in the next two frames. Following that, RHP Mosies Hernandez (7.16) went to pieces with five runs scoring on five hits (HR) and a K in just a third of an inning. RPH Stephen Penney (5.29) allowed two hits and recorded the next out, and then RHP Steve Delabar (2.74, S) had a walk and a K in the final inning and a third.
CF Brandon Haveman (2B, HR, 2 R, 4 RBI, E, .262) and C Brandon Bantz (3 R, 2 RBI, .234) both had three hits in the game with Haveman drawing a walk. The Hitting Brandons! 2B Scott Savastano (RBI, .279), 1B Rich Poyhtress (2B, 2 R, .247), SS Carlos Triunfel (R, CS, E, .271), and DH Jake Saffer (2 R, RBI, .291) all had two hits with Poythress drawing a walk. Poythress is hitting .292/.386/.479 thus far in July.

Lancaster 13 (HOU - 5), High Desert 7
LHP Jimmy Gillheeney (5.53) pitched four innings and let five runs score on five hits (HR), two walks, and eight Ks. I should probably analyze that. It seems worse than it probably is. Context! LHP Jason Markovitz (6.31) let two more plate on two hits, a walk, and a K in the next frame and then RHP Brandon Maurer (6.38, L) and RHP Austin Hudson (6.10) split the final two innings, Maurer letting two score on two solo shots, two walks, and four Ks, and Hudson letting four (one earned) score on a hit (HR) and three walks with one K. No, that wasn't a grand slam.
2B Shaver Hansen (3B, HR, 3 R, 2 RBI, E, .328) had three hits and a walk in the game. I appreciate how he's been hitting since moving up. However, he is presently .522/.607/.870 at home and .211/.302/.368 on the road. It's seventeen games, so whatever. LF Daniel Carroll (R, CS, .281), 3B Jake Schlander (2B, R, .245), and SS Gabriel Noriega (2 RBI, CS, .248) all had two hits and RF James Jones (2B< R, RBI, .231) had a double and two walks. 1B Mario Martinez (R, .293) had a single nad a walk. At least Jones is back in the outfield?

Great Lakes 3 (LA + 2), Clinton 1
LHP Tony Butler (1.62, PO) killed it for six innings, giving up just four hits, a wild pitch, and two walks while striking out nine. How about starting pitching this week? LHP Edlando Seco (5.59, BS) had to go and mess it up though, with a run scoring on two hits, two walks, and a K in a third of an inning. RHP Tyler Burgoon (1.76, L) got the loss when he gave up a second run on two hits and a walk in the next inning and two-thirds. The run by RHP Jessie Nava (3.33) in the ninth on a hit and a walk against a K was just insult to injury.
The team stranded eleven and was 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position. Usually, you see something. Usually, you see anything. CF Mike McGee (.352), 2B Carlos Ramirez (HR, .240), and RF Kalian Sams (SB, .247) all had two hits with Ramirez drawing his usual walk. In news that seems to surprise me, Sams has twenty stolen bases. And Morris, the regular first baseman, has fifteen. Huh.

Spokane 9(TEX + 1), Everett 16
Explosions! Loud noises! RHP Steve Kohlscheen (4.86) let six runs score on seven hits (HR), two walks, and six Ks in four and two-thirds innings and the Aquasox scored ten more runs than that. RHP Jeroen de Haas (10.13) continued to pile on irrelevant runs with three scoring on three hits, a plunked batter, a walk, and a K in the next two innings. RHP Tim Griffin (3.07, W) won with a walk and a K in the next inning and a third and RHP Ben Versnik (0.00) got about as soft a landing as one could hope for, striking out two in the ninth.
A bunch of important offense-related stuff happened in this game. Leading off, I would point to SS Marcus Littlewood (2 R, .217) walking four times, 3B Jharmidy de Jesus (2B, R, 3 RBI, .391) collecting four hits and a walk and continuing to re-establish himself, and LF Jabari Blash (2 HR, 3 RBI, .308) hitting two home runs and drawing a walk. After that, 1B Ethan Paquette (2 R, .186) did well by drawing three walks, DH James Wood (HR, 2 R, 6 RIB, .284) went yard again as one of two hits and also drew a walk, and then it goes to two hits apiece for C Mike Dowd (.243) and CF Nathan Melendres (2 R, RBI, .253), with Dowd drawing a walk, and a hit and a walk from 2B Jorge Agudelo (2 R, 2 RBI, .145) and RF Mario Yepez (2B, 3 R, .258). Everyone reached safely, and twice, at that.

Pulaski 4, Elizabethton 5 (MIN + 5)
We got swept. This one wasn't too embarrassing though. RHP Seon Gi Kim (7.94) started and pitched three+ innings with four of the runs scoring on six hits (HR), a hit batter, four walks, and two Ks. I'll let it slide because he's been hurt. RHP Reynaldo Sabala (1.65) then let a run score on two hits, two wild pitches, a walk, and three Ks in three and a third innings, though he did not score any of Kim's runs. RHP Angel Raga (0.00) got the last five outs without incident.
CF Jamal Austin (R, RBI, .395) and 1B Jordy Lara (R, RBI, .303) both had three hits, 3B Michael Acevedo (2B, R, .325) had two, and SS Bryan Brito (3B, R, E, .202) tripled. I wonder if Austin gets promoted before the season's over. Pimentel walked, which is worth noting on its own regardless of whether or not anything comes of it. He also struck out three times. Fie.

Peoria Mariners 4, AZL Dodgers 1
RHP Kenn Kasparek (3.60) got another rehab start and went three innings this time out with four hits, a hit batter, a walk, and four Ks to show for it. RHP Trevor Miller (5.71, W) then had a run score on five hits and a K in the next five innings, and RHP Joshua Corrales (0.00, S) had a save, striking out one in the ninth.
DH Yidid Batista (2 R, .385) had two hits in the game. The offense was more efficient than anything else.

VSL Reds 0 (0), Aguirre Mariners 9
As it turns out, we can still blow out a team now and then. RHP Jose Flores (3.29, W) pitched seven innings with just a hit, a hit batter, two walks, and three Ks to show for it. RHP Neritzon Osorio (2.49) had a hit and two strikeouts in the final two innings.
The offense got three hits and a walk from DH Pedro Okuda (2 R, .259), three walks from LF Kenny Hart (R, .276), and a hit and two walks from SS Giancarlo Wawoe (R, RBI, SB, .161). It feels like it's been a while since we've seen three guys reach three times or more. 2B Ramon Coronel (2 R, .353) and 3B Yordi Calderon (R, 2 RBI, .278) both had two hits and 1B Ricardo Gonzalez (2B, R, 2 RBI, SB, .183) had the team's only double.

Yamasa Mariners 3, DSL Cardinals 6 (- 13)
Only our tenth loss of the year. RHP Jose Torres (1.63) pitched four innings this time around with two runs (one earned) scoring on six hits, a walk, and two Ks. Not one of his better outings. RHP Gregorio Aquino (3.79, L) took the loss with four more runs (one earned again) plating on three hits (HR), three walks, a wild pitch, and three Ks in the next two and a third, and RHP Enrique Roasrio (1.13) pitched the final inning and a third with a wild pitch and a strikeout. No relationship between those two events.
CF Janelfry Zorilla (HR, 3 RBI, 2 A, .311) hit his sixth home run and had a couple of outfield assists. LF Estarlyn Morales (.257) and DH Randy Perez (2B, R, CS, .333) both had two hits, with Perez drawing a walk.

Friday's Games:
Tacoma: TBA, in Tacoma, @ 7:00 pm PDT
Jackson: RHP Erasmo Ramirez, at Carolina, @ 4:15 pm PDT
High Desert: TBA, in Adelanto, @ 7:05 pm PDT
Clinton: LHP Nate Reed, in Clinton, @ 5:00 pm PDT
Everett: RHP Vicente Campos, in Everett, @ 7:05 pm PDT
Pulaski: TBA, at Bristol, @ 4:00 pm PDT
Peoria: TBA, in Peoria
Aguirre: TBA, in Aguirre
Yamasa: TBA, in Yamasa

Organization Record:
Tacoma Rainiers: 45-47, .489, 10 GB in PCL Pacific Northern
Jackson Generals: 8-13 (46-45), .381 (.505), 4.5 GB in SL North
High Desert Mavericks: 10-11 (42-49), .476 (.462), 2 GB in CAL South
Clinton Lumberkings: 12-8 (36-54), .600 (.400), 1 GB in MWL Western
Everett Aquasox: 11-16, .407, 10 GB in NWL West
Pulaski Mariners: 11-12, .478, 2 GB in APL East
Peoria Mariners: 11-8, .579, 1.5 GB in AZL West
Aguirre Mariners: 28-24, .538, 3.5 GB in VSL
Yamasa Mariners: 28-10 .737, 1st in Santo Domingo Norte
Overall Record: 257-266, .491

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Written by Jay Yencich | 14 July 2011

Jackson 1, Carolina 2 (CIN + 1)
Limited offense for both sides in this one. LHP Mauricio Robles (4.15) had two hits, a wild pitch, four walks, and three Ks in five innings. RHP Taylor Stanton (3.80, BS, L) then lost control of the game with a hit and then a home run and one strikeout in the sixth. LHP Brian Moran (6.50) rung up one over the final two innings. Also there was a rain delay of some sort.
CF Brandon Haveman (2B, R, .248) and 2B Leury Bonilla (.270) both had two hits with Bonilla adding a walk. C Brandon Bantz (.221) singled and walked. Triunfel was ejected for arguing on a called strike three that came with one on and one away.

Lancaster 6 (HOU - 6), High Desert 7
RHP Forrest Snow (6.91) got through seven frames with three runs scoring on six hits, a couple of hit batters, two walks, and a K. RHP Daniel Cooper (4.59) got himself into some trouble after that, with three runs scoring in a third of an inning on two hits, two wild pitches, and two walks. LHP Jose Jimenez (5.51, BS, W) scored one of those, and overall had two walks and two strikeouts in the final inning and two-thirds.
The game was almost bookended with home runs by CF Denny Almonte (2 HR, 3 R, 4 RBI, .268), who had three hits overall. His first dinger came with two outs in the first and the second was with one out and allowed the Mavs to walk off with it. DH Daniel Carroll (R, CS, .279) added a single and a walk.

Great Lakes 2 (LA + 1), Clinton 6
This evening, the ball was in the court of one RHP Taijuan Walker (2.66, W) to see if he could try to outdo what Fernandez did on Monday. Fortunately for us, Walker is a baller, and went the full nine with two runs scoring on two hits (HR) and a walk against seven Ks. After the home run in the first, he retired nine in a row, then a single, then the last seventeen in order. Mercy.
DH Stefen Romero (HR, 2 RBI, .273) hit his ninth home run in the third inning. CF Mike McGee (2B, R, RBI, .340), 3B Matt Browning (R, 2 RBI, .230), and C John Hicks (R, .400) all added two hits, with Browning drawing a walk, LF Mickey Wiswall (2B, R, RBI, .260) had a double, and 1B Tim Morris (CS, .265) had a single and a walk.

Spokane 6 (TEX + 2), Everett 3
I was considering going to this one before deciding that I had work I ought to be doing. If I had gone, I would have seen a good start from RHP Steve Landazuri (4.11), who let three score on four hits (HR), a hit batter, two walks, and nine Ks in five and two-thirds innings. I would have also endured RHP Jordan Pries (6.43, L) letting three more (two earned) score on three hits (HR), a walk, a wild pitch, and five Ks in the next two and a third innings. RHP Bryan Leigh (3.86) walked one in the ninth.
DH James Wood (HR, 2 RBI, .278) hit his second home run of the year. C Mike Dowd (R, .232) and LF Nathan Melendres (RBI, .243) contributed a hit and a walk. The game also saw the debut of 3B Ramon Morla (R, CS, E, .500), who had two hits. He seems like he could be the next polarizing prospect of the system, so I'm eager to see him play.

Pulaski 3, Elizabethton 6 (MIN + 4)
RHP Luke Taylor (12.27) had a pretty good start this time out, going five frames with three runs scoring on six hits (HR). The only concern is that he only struck out one. LHP Kyle Hunter (1.23) took the loss as he let a run score in two+ innings on four hits and a K. RHP Bo Reeder (3.60), who let two runs of his own score in the ninth on two hits and two walks, scored Hunter's run as well.
DH Jamal Austin (R, CS, .375) had three hits in the leadoff spot. I'm more surprised by the caught stealing. 1B Michael Acevedo (2B, 2 RBI, E, .319), CF Dillon Hazlett (SB, A, .269), and LF Efrain Nunez (HR, 2 R, .240) all had two hits in the game.

Aguirre Mariners 8, VSL Phillies 1 (- 3)
Oh look a win. RHP Isliexel Gonzalez (2.03, W) let an unearned run score on four hits, a wild pitch, and two walks against one K in seven innings of work. RHP Maykel Ynfantes (2.87, E) then pitched the two innings that remained. We won a game in which our pitchers only struck out one.
LF Kenny Hart (3 2B, 2 R, .278), 3B Ramon Coronel (2B, 2 R, 4 RBI, E, .349), and 2B Pedro Okuda (RBI, .235) all had three hits in the game, with Hart drawing a walk. RF Jesus Ugueto (CS, .259) had a single and two walks, and DH Ricardo Gonzalez (R, RBI, .179) had a couple of hits.

DSL was rained out. It's that time of the year, but oddly, it was only this one game that was rained out.

Thursday's Games:
Tacoma: TBA, in Tacoma, @ 7:00 pm PDT
Jackson: LHP James Paxton!, at Carolina, @ 4:15 pm PDT
High Desert: TBA, in Adelanto, @ 7:05 pm PDT
Clinton: LHP Tony Butler, in Clinton, @ 5:00 pm PDT
Everett: RHP Steve Kohlscheen, in Everett, @ 7:05 pm PDT
Pulaski: Dylan Unsworth, at Elizabethton, @ 4:00 pm PDT
Peoria: TBA, at Dodgers
Aguirre: TBA, in Aguirre
Yamasa: TBA, at Cardinals

Organization Record:
Tacoma Rainiers: 44-47, .484, 10 GB in PCL Pacific Northern
Jackson Generals: 7-13 (45-45), .350 (.500), 5 GB in SL North
High Desert Mavericks: 10-10 (42-48), .500 (.467), 2 GB in CAL South
Clinton Lumberkings: 12-7 (36-53), .632 (.404), 1 GB in MWL Western
Everett Aquasox: 10-16, .385, 11 GB in NWL West
Pulaski Mariners: 11-11, .500, 1 GB in APL East
Peoria Mariners: 10-8, .556, 2 GB in AZL West
Aguirre Mariners: 27-24, .529, 3 GB in VSL
Yamasa Mariners: 28-9 .757, 1st in Santo Domingo Norte
Overall Record: 252-262, .490

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Written by Jay Yencich | 13 July 2011

Lancaster 4 (HOU - 5), High Desert 5
RHP Yoervis Medina (6.45) pitched five and a third innings with four runs scoring on seven hits (HR), three walks, and five Ks. Given circumstances and Climate, I can look at a line like that now and say to myself, "hey, that's pretty good!" RHP Stephen Pryor (7.67, W) had a hit and six Ks over the next two and two-thirds innings. Pryor so far in the second half: 9.1 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 14/0 K/BB, both those runs being solo home runs which might go away under more normal circumstances. RHP Stephen Kahn (8.84, S) struck out a pair in the ninth.
RF Kuo-hui Lo (2 2B, RBI, .297) had three hits, leading the team. 1B James Jones (2B, R, SB, .230), DH Shaver Hansen (2B, 2 R, .309), and SS Gabriel Noriega (2B, RBI, .244) all had two hits, LF Daniel Carroll (2B, R, .278) had a double and a walk, and CF Denny Almonte (HR, 3 RBI, .262) hit his thirteenth dinger, which is only his sixth at home. Sadly, it's only his raw power that seems to show up on the road, and not anything else. I guess he walks more, but lordy if he doesn't make up for that in strikeouts.

Pulaski 5, Elizabethton 17 (MIN + 3)
Ah, our old nemesis. So the website either had it a day early or was LYING TO ME, but RHP Mayckol Guaipe (4.56, L) started and lasted four+ innings having given up six runs (five earned) on nine hits and three Ks. RHP Brett Shankin (7.84) was more efficient, taking only two-thirds of an inning to get six runs across, four hits, two walks, and one Ks. RHP Bobby Shore (6.75) scored three of those in his debut, since Shankin had already scored two runs against Guaipe, and had a run to his name on four hits, a wild pitch, a walk, and four Ks. I like the strikeouts, at least. RHP Leonardo Rodriguez (7.27) let four more runs plate on a hit, a wild pitch, and five walks in the next two-thirds and LHP Jeremy Dobbs (6.23) only scored one of those, with a walk and two strikeouts in the final frame and a third.
3B Michael Acevedo (2 HR, 5 RBI, .309) had three hits in the game, two of which left the park, because he decided that Pimentel couldn't be the only one hitting dingers or something. Honestly, home runs were one of the few hitting things noticeably missing from Acevedo's game, so I'm pleased if he manages to do this now and then. CF Jamal Austin (R, .353) had a hit and a walk. He sure does that often. He has twelve walks against twelve Ks and no one else has cracked double digits yet. He also has the lowest strikeouts of any non-catching regular save Acevedo, who as I've said, is just unusually skilled for a summer league product.

VSL Pirates 3 (+ 10), Aguirre Mariners 0
I don't usually find the VSL depressing until much later in the season. LHP Luis Pina (3.96, L) let a run score on three hits, three walks, and a K in five innings, taking the loss. RHP Rafael Carrera (3.72) then pitched four innings with two runs plating on five hits, three walks, and four strikeouts. At least the pitching is sometimes interesting?
CF Rashynol Michel (SB, CS, .223) reached three times with two hits and a walk. He was the only one with multiple hits. He was the only one with a walk.

Yamasa Mariners 4, DSL Athletics 3 (- 16) (ten innings)
Fortunately, the DSL team is strangely dominant again. RHP Rigoberto Garcia (5.06) had a run score against him on three hits, two walks, and two Ks in four innings. RHP Ramire Cleto (3.45) then pitched a frame and a third with two runs scoring on four hits and a walk. RHP Domingo Brazoban (1.21, W), whose record is 5-0, earned this one by allowing one hit and striking out four in three and two-thirds innings and then RHP Oliver Garcia (3.45) had a walk and a K in the ninth.
The tenth inning was your basic run manufacturing process: Matias singled, there was a balk that got him to second, then a sacrifice bunt, then a sacrifice fly. Goody. Incidentally, the sac bunt came from SS Ketel Marte (RBI, .264), and the fly came from CF Janelfry Zorilla (2B, 3 RBI, CS, .313), both of whom already had two hits. C Alexander Capriata (R, .333) also had two hits and a walk.

Wednesday's Games:
Tacoma: All-star break
Jackson: LHP Mauricio Robles, at Carolina, @ 4:15 pm PDT
High Desert: TBA, in Adelanto, @ 7:05 pm PDT
Clinton: RHP Taijuan Walker, in Clinton, @ 5:00 pm PDT
Everett: RHP Steve Landazuri, in Everett, @ 7:05 pm PDT
Pulaski: RHP Luke Taylor, at Elizabethton, @ 4:00 pm PDT
Peoria: Off days
Aguirre: TBA, at Phillies
Yamasa: TBA, at Brewers

Organization Record:
Tacoma Rainiers: 44-47, .484, 10 GB in PCL Pacific Northern
Jackson Generals: 7-12 (45-44), .368 (.506), 6 GB in SL North
High Desert Mavericks: 9-10 (41-48), .474 (.461), 3 GB in CAL South
Clinton Lumberkings: 11-7 (35-53), .611 (.397), 2 GB in MWL Western
Everett Aquasox: 10-15, .400, 11 GB in NWL West
Pulaski Mariners: 11-10, .524, 1 GB in APL East
Peoria Mariners: 10-8, .556, 2 GB in AZL West
Aguirre Mariners: 26-24, .520, 4 GB in VSL
Yamasa Mariners: 28-9 .757, 1st in Santo Domingo Norte
Overall Record: 249-259, .490

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Written by Jay Yencich | 12 July 2011

Today, the Mariners announced that they signed seventh rounder 3B Steve Proscia, thus adding to our horde of Stevens/Stephens, and twenty-second rounder RHP John Taylor. This is probably a good thing, but it seems this year that the Mariners are attempting to sign all of their picks without immediately signing the top one and this makes me nervous. Proscia's going to the Mavs, and Taylor to Pulaski. Also, because I was in a hurry last night, I goofed on some schedule things, and Everett played today and, in something that I don't think I've ever seen before, Pimentel won Hitter of the Week for the Appalachian League and Sabala won Pitcher of the Week for the Appalachian League. It's not like the team had an amazing record last week.

Birmingham 5 (CHW - 1), Jackson 10
RHP Andrew Carraway (3.26, W) was back pitching, and winning, as he let five runs score on eight hits (HR), a walk, and six Ks in six and two-thirds innings. Not his best outing, but hey. LHP Edward Paredes (5.73) had a hit allowed in the final two and a third innings as well.
Tonight was about dingers more than anything else. RF Johermyn Chavez (2 HR, .224) and 1B Rich Poythress (2 HR, 3 RBI, .244) both had two and 3B Vinnie Catricala (HR, 4 RBI, .388) had one as one of two hits. This also got Chavez to ten home runs on the season, and Poythress to nearly ten. CF-2B Brandon Haveman (R, .241) and C Brandon Bantz (R, RBI, .219) both had two hits as well, with Bantz adding a walk. LF Joe Dunigan (R, .203) had a hit and a walk.

Clinton 8, Beloit 2 (MIN + 2)
LHP Anthony Vasquez (3.32, W) made an early case for pitcher of the week, with two runs (one earned) scoring on seven hits and nine Ks in eight innings. He also had a 11/2 G/F, and was given a shot at the CG. RHP Jonathan Arias (3.74) struck out one in the ninth.
RF Kalian Sams (2 HR, .247) hit two home runs. It's been a while since he's done that. DH Mickey Wiswall (R, RBI, .260), 1B Tim Morris (2B, HR, 3 RBI, .264), and SS Anthony Phillips (RBI, SB, .143) all had two hits, with Wiswall and Morris adding walks. 2B Carlos Ramirez (2B, R, 2 E, .233) and CF Mike McGee (2B, R, .333) both had doubles, Ramirez adding a walk, and LF Robbie Anston (R, CS, .228) had a couple walks.

Everett 4, Boise 0 (CHC + 3)
Now we're at .500 again on the road! LHP Bennett Whitmore (4.63, W) went seven and two-thirds innings this time out with three hits, three walks, and four Ks to his line. I like fewer walks, but that ain't half bad on the whole. RHP Matt Bischoff (0.00, S) allowed two hits and a walk while striking out three in the final inning and a third.
RF Patrick Brady (HR, .308) hit a home run and walked. That was his first home run as an Aquasox. 3B Jharmidy de Jesus (R, .351) had two singles.

Peoria Mariners 6, AZL Brewers 7 (eleven innings)
Stupid Brewers, scoring three unanswered runs in the final three innings. RHP Ben Versnik (0.00) had a couple of hits and a K in the inning he worked. RHP Jochi Ogando (5.54) then went four innings with two runs scoring on three hits (HR), two wild pitches, a walk, and three Ks. LHP Nick Valenza (6.00) pitched the next two innings and had two hits, a wild pitch, a walk, and three Ks to his line. That's quite a bit better than the first time around. RHP Alex Sunderland (2.57, PO, BS) let four runs (two earned) score on four hits (HR), a walk, and three Ks in the following two innings, then RHP Yunior de Jesus (6.75, L) let one decisive run score on four hits, two free passes, and a K in the final inning and two-thirds.
CF Alfredo Morales (2B, 2 R, 2 SB, .439), 1B Chris Andreas (RBI, 2 CS, .368), and LF Phillips Castillo (2 2B, 2 R, SB. .323) all had two hits in the game, with Morales adding a walk. C Hassiel Jimenez (HR, .167) had a home run, his first, and 2B Yidid Batista (SB, CS, .367) had a single and a walk and was back in town.

Aguirre Mariners 2, VSL Reds 3 (+ 1)
This again! Well, RHP Kevin Quintanilla (3.00) was pretty good, with two walks, a hit batter, and two Ks in three innings. RHP Ricardo Pereira (5.07) then pitched four and two-thirds innings, with three runs scoring on five hits, a walk, and three Ks in that span, and LHP Cruz Pereira (3.32) allowed a hit before recording the final out. The current M's manager down there really likes pitching the Pereiras back to back.
LF-CF Kenny Hart (2B, HR, SB, .272) had two extra-base hits and two walks. I bet he's sad because Lampe got promoted and he didn't. C Franklin Diaz (.271) had a hit and a walk and 2B-LF Ramon Coronel (2B, RBI, .336) had a double.

DSL Cardinals 4 (- 12), Yamasa Mariners 5
RHP Ivan Julio (1.32) pitched the first five and two-thirds and had three runs (one earned) scoring on four hits, a wild pitch, five walks, and a K. RHP Ronald Dominguez (2.70, BS, W) gave up an unearned home run, huzzah, and had a wild pitch, a walk, and four Ks in three and a third innings.
2B Ketel Marte (3B, R, RBI, .256) had a triple and CF Janelfry Zorilla (2B, R, RBI, .306) and LF Gabriel Guerrero (2B, RBI, E, .250) both had doubles.

Tuesday's Games:
Tacoma: All-star break
Jackson: Off day
High Desert: RHP Yoervis Medina, in Adelanto, @ 7:05 pm PDT
Clinton: Off day
Everett: Off day
Pulaski: RHP Luke Taylor (that's what the site says), at Elizabethton, @ 4:00 pm PDT
Peoria: Off days
Aguirre: TBA, in Aguirre
Yamasa: TBA, at Athletics

Organization Record:
Tacoma Rainiers: 44-47, .484, 10 GB in PCL Pacific Northern
Jackson Generals: 7-12 (45-44), .368 (.506), 6 GB in SL North
High Desert Mavericks: 8-9 (40-47), .471 (.460), 2 GB in CAL South
Clinton Lumberkings: 11-7 (35-53), .611 (.397), 2 GB in MWL Western
Everett Aquasox: 10-15, .400, 11 GB in NWL West
Pulaski Mariners: 11-9, .550, T-1st in APL East
Peoria Mariners: 10-8, .556, 2 GB in AZL West
Aguirre Mariners: 26-23, .531, 3 GB in VSL
Yamasa Mariners: 27-9 .750, 1st in Santo Domingo Norte
Overall Record: 247-257, .490

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