Saturday, September 06, 2008
Minor League Scorebook
- Something I missed earlier in the week while I was lollygagging around Chicago: Delwyn Young was named PCL Offensive Player of the Week for his 3-homer, 9 RBI final week of the season. Andrew Lambo got the nod for Jacksonville; he also slugged three homers and drove in 12. Hank Conger won with Rancho in his final full week with that team, knocking four longballs and plating ten. Anthony Delmonico of Ogden won the award for the Pioneer League, also with a four-homer week and nine RBIs.
- Jacobo Meque of Jacksonville won Pitcher of the Week for a trio of shutdown relief appearances, bagging nine strikeouts in six innings. Cedar Rapids' Jose Perez got the award with 12 strikeouts over two scoreless starts.
- The Burlington Bees swept the Kane County Cougars, and will be the competition for the Cedar Rapids Kernels in the first round of the Midwest League postseason.
- Brandon Wood made Baseball America's Minor League All-Star Team on the second team because he repeated AAA. AA Jacksonville's shortstop Ivan DeJesus also made the second team. (Incidentally, last week's Prospect Hot Sheet turned out to be the final one for the year.)
Brown, D: 2-4, 1 RBI
Wilson: 3-3, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB
Evans: 0-3, 1 BB, 3 K
Morrissey: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI
Loux: (L, 0-1), 3.0 IP, 4 R, 4 ER, 5 H, 1 K, 0 BB, 2 HR, 12.00 ERA
Alvarado, C: 3.0 IP, 5 R, 3 ER, 5 H, 3 K, 0 BB, 3 HR, 9.00 ERA
Thompson: 1.0 IP, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 H, 2 K, 0 BB, 9.00 ERA
Remind me, did they operate on Shane Loux's mouth or his arm? Loux gave up two homers and was chased after only three innings of work in what was supposed to be a rehab start for his return to the Angels after oral surgery. Bobby Wilson homered in the loss, a solo shot in the eighth.
The Bees are now in a must-win situation as they find themselves down 2-1 in the best-of-five series.
Trumbo: 2-4, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 K
Pettit: 0-3, 1 K
Denham: (W, 1-0), 7.0 IP, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 6 K, 4 BB, 1.29 ERA
Browning: (H, 1), 0.1 IP, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 K, 0 BB, 0.00 ERA
Rodriguez, R: (S, 2), 1.1 IP, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 H, 4 K, 0 BB, 0.00 ERA
The Travs are one win away from a date with the Texas League finals thanks to their second straight win over Northern Arkansas. The Travs pounded Blake Wood for six runs over three innings, and that was basically the game. Hank Conger came through with the bags loaded in the first with an RBI homer, and Mark Trumbo homered in the third to chase home Corey Smith and Ben Johnson.
Relievers Francisco Rodriguez and Barrett Browning made it closer by combining to give up three runs in the eighth. Rodriguez loaded the bases on a walk and two singles, but got Juan Richardson to pop out to second; that brought on Browning, who surrendered a scoring run on a balk and two more on a double to Cory Aldridge, allowing all his inherited baserunners to score. That was it for the Naturals, as the Travs threw closer Rafael Rodriguez to slam the door with four outs to go. He struck out all four batters he face, including Jose Duarte looking to end the game.
Fuller: 2-4, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K
Moore: 0-4, 1 RBI, 4 K
Reckling: 5.0 IP, 3 R, 3 ER, 7 H, 5 K, 2 BB, 5.40 ERA
Kiely: 2.2 IP, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 3 K, 0 BB, 0.00 ERA
Perez, Jo: (W, 1-0) (in relief), 3.0 IP, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 5 K, 1 BB, 0.00 ERA
The Kernels advanced to the Midwest League finals with a 5-4 extra-innings victory over the LumberKings. The Kernels got an early 2-0 lead but had to recover from a 4-2 deficit after six, managing to tie the game in the ninth on Jeremy Moore's sac fly. Clay Fuller won the game in the eleventh with a solo homer, while Jose Perez got the win in relief with three shutout innings.
Contreras: 2-5, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K
Giovanatto: 1-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K
Silversmith: 2-3, 1 3B, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Townsend: 2-5, 1 2B
Kiniry: 2-5, 1 K
Villaescusa: 3-5, 1 2B
Bailey: 2-5, 2 RBI
Correa: 4.0 IP, 3 R, 3 ER, 6 H, 2 K, 2 BB, 6.20 ERA
Hurst: (L, 0-2) (in relief), 1.1 IP, 5 R, 5 ER, 4 H, 0 K, 2 BB, 19.29 ERA
A hell of a game by Ogden, who pounded out eight runs in the sixth and sent 13 men to the plate in an inning that included a scoring hit batter (Brian Ruggiano), a scoring walk (Austin Yount), and an RBI triple with two men on. Neither side's starter went more than four innings.
The Pioneer League playoffs begin today with Orem playing at Ogden with a 7:05 MDT start time.
Yount: 3-5, 2 2B, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Vetters: 2-5, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Wallach: 2-6, 2 RBI, 1 K
Arp: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 BB
Orr: 2-5, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 1 K
Casanova: 1-3, 2 BB
Becker: 3-5, 1 K
Smit, K: 4.0 IP, 4 R, 4 ER, 7 H, 4 K, 2 BB, 6.55 ERA
Solano: (W, 2-3) (in relief), 2.0 IP, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 H, 2 K, 0 BB, 1 HR, 9.47 ERA
Runnels: 2.0 IP, 1 R, 1 ER, 5 H, 3 K, 0 BB, 6.39 ERA