LAWDOGS’ aka/TOM O’SHEA’S MINOR LEAGUE REPORT – 6.28.09
THE OGDEN RAPTORS ROOKIE
The Raptor lose to Casper 5-2.
The visiting “ghosts” were none to friendly to our toothless Raptors who have now dropped to 2-4 on the young season with yet another pitiful outing.
CASTILLO (L, 0-2, 5.63), could only go 4 innings giving up 3 earned runs on 8 hits, 0 walks and 5 Ks. THOMPSON (9.00), went 2 innings giving up 2 earned runs, MILLER (0.00), went 2 shutout innings, GAUDI (16.20), made up for his last Gaud-awful performance by pitching a perfect inning with 1 K (and lowering his ERA by almost 30.00 in the process).
This team has a dreadful pitching staff. I thought we primarily drafted pitchers. Does this mean the best and the brightest remain unsigned?
ERICKSON (.231) hit his 1st triple and his first double. SONGCO (.333), added his 1st double as well. Only ERICKSON, had a 2 hit game.
We should keep SANDS (.435), (who kept his streak alive with another hit), and SONGCO and flip the lot of the rest back to the draft board and demand a supplemental draft be held for our Dogs. These guys are just plain awful so far.
THE ALBUQUERQUE ISOTOPES AAA
Omaha kicks the hell out of the Isotopes 10-5.
It doesn’t rain, but it pours for our farm teams with the pop gun bats and the batting practice arms these days. The Isotopes squandered a 4-0 first inning lead by going quietly the rest of the way and Omaha had their way with them.
ALVARADO (L, 5-6, 3.62), started the embarrassment by giving up 6 earned runs on 9 hits, 1 walk and 5 Ks. He served up 2 gopher balls in the process. BONILLA (4.78), proved to be no better giving up 3 runs on 3 hits in just 2 short innings. POLLOK would have made it through his inning of work unscathed had it not been for the gopher ball he pitched as well.
Attendance decreased from the 15,000+ range to 2,755 now that Manny is no longer sitting on the Isotope bench waiting for the sun.
3 Isotope players hit doubles: ABREU (.111), HOFFMAN (.256), and GARCIA (.222).
3 Isotopes had 2 hit games: HU (.257), who creeps ever closer to respectability, HOFFMAN, and BROWN (.309). The Isotopes had 10 hits for the game.
THE CHATTANOOGA LOOKOUTS AA
The Lookouts rallied for 4 runs in the bottom of the 8th to beat Carolina 6-5.
DURBIN (1.93), pitched his usual quality start, going 7 innings on 5 its, 2 runs (both earned), 1 walk and 4Ks. RODRIGUEZ (3.70), could only get 1 out while giving up 2earned runs on a two run tater by Henry. He gave up the 1 hit and 1 walk. GUERRA (W, 1-0, 0.00), continues his run of outstanding getting the last 5 outs and giving up just 1 unearned run in the process.
The Lookouts continued their impersonation of a doubles machine with 5 players hammering 6 two baggers: MITCHELL (.188), hit 2–his 13th and 14th, SELLERS (.290), hit his 19th, NIVAR (.444), hit his 1st, GOODWIN (.240), hit his 6th, and LAMBO (.267), hit his 23rd.
LAMBO went 3-4, NIVAR had 2 hits in 4 at bats as did MITCHELL. The Lookouts had 10 hits altogether.
THE INLAND EMPIRE 66ERS A ADVANCED
66ers win 4-1 over Rancho Cucamonga.
Somebody woke up on the coaching staff because MANNY (.500), actually played in LF and came to the plate 3 times (he was the lead off hitter) before being lifted for a pinch hitter. All he had to show for the 3 abs was a walk.
Normally hard luck pitcher SEXTON (W, 3-8, 3.01), was brilliant, pitching 8 innings while giving up just 1 run (earned) on 6 hits, 1 walk and 6 Ks. PFEIFFER (S, 2, 2.45) pitched a shut out inning for the save giving up 0 hits, 1 walk on 1 K.
CASERES (.302) hit the only tater, his 11th. HERRERA (.331) hit his 11th double and VAN SLYKE (.303), contributed his 25th and 26th two baggers of the season. Why isn’t VAN SLYKE at Choo Choo town playing for the AA Lookouts?
HERRERA went 4-5, VAN SLYKE went 3-4, and CASERES went 2-3 with a walk to account for all of the 66er hits.
THE GREAT LAKES LOONS A
WEST MICHIGAN BLANKED OUR LOONIES ON 1 HIT 8-0.
Oh! The Humanity!!! In a totally disgraceful afternoon, the Loonies managed but 1 hit, a double by GORDON (.311), his 9th of the year.
REDDING (L, 9-3, 4.34), took the loss pitching 4 innings and giving up 6 runs–although only 1 of which was earned. SMIT (5.54), was ineffective as well giving up 2 earned runs in 1 inning of work. BOOTHE (4.68) and PRATT (4.65), effectively mopped up in a game lost before it began by each pitching 1 inning of shut out bal