TOM O’SHEA’S MINOR LEAGUE REPORT 6-25-09
THE OGDEN RAPTORS – ROOKIE
The Raptors lose their third straight to Orem, 6-4.
MAGILL (4.50), pitched a 6 inning quality start giving up 3 earned runs on 4 hits, 1 walk and 3 Ks. WILLBORN (BS,1, 0-1, 9.00), pitched one inning and gave up 3 hits and 3 runs (1 earned) to take the loss. RONDON (0.00), pitched one perfect inning with 1 K to finish.
SANDS (.455), hit his second homer of the season in the 1st inning. CAVAZOS-GALVEZ (.273), hit his first double.
3 Raptors had 2 hit games: CAVAZOS-GALVEZ was 2-4, SANDS (who was 2-3 and drew a walk), and SONGCO (.400), was 2-4. SANDS and SONGCO have come out of the chute “en fuego” for the Raptors this year. Nobody else had a hit.
THE ALBUQUERQUE ISOTOPES AAA
The Isotopes beat Nashville 4-0 in a game shortened to 5.5 innings due to rain.
Elbert was masterful pitching all 6 innings of shutout ball giving up just 1 hit and 1 walk while striking out 7. I think Elbert is ready to be called up now. He’s got terrific stuff and has been pitching lights out for over a month. at the AAA level.
MANNY did not play despite attendance of 15,083 many of whom stood in the rain on the berm and came to the game just to see him play. I don’t know, maybe he didn’t want to get his dreads dampened by the weather. At this rate he’ll come up colder than a Coors Lite when he finishes his rehab. In the meantime the Isotopes have got some ‘splainin’ to do–charging all those fans for standing room only “seats” in the rain and Manny sat on the bench.
BROWN (.311), and DEWITT (.261) both whacked their 16th doubles of the season.
3 Isotopes had 2-hit games: DEWITT, BROWN, and our old friend with the twinkle in his eye, HU (.259). If HU can actually get back over .280 before the season ends, it will be one of the more amazing feats I’ve seen in recent years. Most of the season saw him mired in a slump hitting around Mendoza-ville at .220-.225. Tonight he almost cracked the .260 barrier. Whatever you think of him as a player–he is a gamer and doesn’t know the meaning of the word “quit.”
THE CHATTANOOGA LOOKOUTS AA
The Lookouts got clobbered by Huntsville 12-1.
Good Lord, what a disaster! I have just one question, WHO’S RESPONSIBLE!! In a totally forgettable outing ALMOST all of the Lookout pitchers got raked like a pile of damp leaves by Huntsville. Only GARATE’S (2.73) performance warrants a mention here. He pitched one inning of shutout ball. The rest of the miserable lot should be ashamed of themselves and pay back one game’s pay to the management.
MITCHELL (.189), hit his 12th double. Nobody had a multi-hit game. Let’s hope they don’t stink up the place tomorrow like they did tonight.
THE INLAND EMPIRE 66ERS A ADVANCED
Lake Elsinore beat the 66ers 5-3.
PRADO (4.30), and MEQUE (4.50), finished up the last two innings of the game each pitching 1 inning of shutout ball. ERIC STULTS (3.00), and ALVAREZ (L, 1-1, 5.02), each pitched 3 innings of ineffective baseball.
MATTINGLY (.284), smacked his 7th round tripper of the year in the 3rd inning. CASERES (.293), whacked his 3rd triple. CASERES was the only 66er with a multi-hit game going 2-3 with a walk.
…Very forgettable game.
THE GREAT LAKE LOONS A
The Loons got blanked by West Michigan 4-0.
BLEVINS (L, 5-5, 4.50), pitched 5 innings and gave up all 4 runs, 2 earned on 7 hits, 1 walk and 5 Ks. AGUASVIVA (0.00), pitched 2 hits of shutout ball on 2 hits and 1 K. PRATT (4.80), pitched one perfect inning with 2 Ks.
GALLAGHER (.263), managed the only extra base hit for the Loonies, his 10th double of the year. No one had a multi-hit game for the Great Lakes club.