TOM O’SHEA’S MINOR LEAGUE REPORT 06-18-09
THE ALBUQUERQUE ISOTOPES AAA
The Isotopes clobbered Omaha 9-1.
RANDOLF (3-2, 5.79) pitched 5 strong innings of 3 hit, 1 walk ball. He allowed 1 run (earned) and struck out 5. OHMAN (H, 1, 0.00) pitched 1 inning of no hit ball and VARGAS (S, 1, 0.00), pitched 3 innings of shutout ball to earn the save.
The Istopes hit 4 extra base hits, all doubles: BROWN (.308), hit his 14th, HOFFMAN (.255), hit his 2nd, CLOSSER (.273), hit his 1st and GARCIA (.225), hit his 5th.
3 Isotopes players went 2-4–the only multi-hit games on the evening: HOFFMAN, BROWN and CLOSSER. The Isotopes managed 10 hits on the evening and scored 6 of their 9 runs in the 6th inning.
THE CHATTANOOGA LOOKOUTS AA
The Lookouts beat the Braves 6-2.
One of the top prospects we are all watching closely this season couldn’t get passed the 4th inning, but pitched fairly well in the sense that he didn’t get bombed and kept the Lookouts in the game. LINDBLOM (4.30), gave up 2 earned runs while scattering 5 hits over 4 innings. He walked 4 and struck out 2. If you can’t throw strikes, you can’t win games. CASTILLO (W, 3-5, 4.40), got the win ptiching 4 shutout innings on 4 hits, 2 walks and 3 Ks. KOSS (1.76), pitched a shut out 9th to end the game.
In terms of offense, PEREZ (.318), smashed his 3rd home run of the season. Other extra base hits came in the form of doubles with BELL (.280), hitting his 16th two bagger and PEREZ, hitting his 8th.
BELL went 3-4. GOODWIN (.280), and PEREZ, both had 2 hits each. The Lookouts banged out 11 hits altogether.
THE INLAND EMPIRE 66ERS A ADVANCED
Inland Empire beat High Desert 7-4.
SEXTON (W, 2-8, 3.21), survived 7 innings giving up 11 hits and 3 earned runs, walking 0 and striking out 5 to register a technical “quality start”–but if I were him I wouldn’t write home about the performance. MEQUE (H, 2, 4.76), could only get 2 outs before he had to be bailed out by McCARTER (S, 4, 0.92) who got the last 4 outs without giving up a run.
In terms of offense, FULLER (.266) hit his second triple of the season. Three men hit doubles: GONZALES (.291) hit his 9th, HERRERA (.314), his 8th, and VAN SLYKE (.302), who’s been on a tear of late, hit his 22nd.
In terms of multi-hit games, GONZALES went 3-4,. HERRERA and FULLER (.266), both had 2 hits a piece.
The 66ers managed to collect 11 hits on the night.
THE GREAT LAKES LOONS A
The Loons beat Lansing 6-1.
REDDING (W, 9-2, 4.46), was masterful thursday night showing he has little more to learn at the A level and probably can expect to get kicked up to Inland Empire sooner than later. He went 8 innings giving up just 1 unearned run on 4 its, 1 walk and recorded 9 K’s in the process. SMIT (5.50) pitched a shutout 9th to finish up for REDDING.
SILVERIO (.279), whacked his 3rd round tripper and PEDROZA (.285) smacked his 18th double.
5 Loons had muti-hit games. SILVERIO went 3-4. And GORDON (.298), PEDROZA, HATCH (.267), and GALLAGHER (.268) all had 2 hit games.
BUSS (.257), collected the last hit for the Loons.