TOM O’SHEA’S MINOR LEAGUE REPORT 06-16-09
THE ALBUQUERQUE ISOTOPES AAA
The Isotopes win a squeaker over Memphis 2-1.
CALVARADO (W, 4-5, 3.45), pitched a masterful “quality start” going 7 innings and giving up one run (earned) on 4 hits and 1 walk while striking out 6. Both DEBAR (H, 4, 3.45), and Strickland (S, 10, .4.58) pitched 1 inning each of shut out ball allowing no hits as well between them.
PASCUCCI (.205), hit his 8th home run in the 8th inning. REPKO (.59) continued his hot hitting of late adding his 9th double. No one had a multi-hit Game.
THE CHATTANOOGA LOOKOUTS AA
The Lookouts had the day off.
THE INLAND EMPIRE 66ERS A ADVANCED
The 66ers won 10-5 over Lancaster.
WILL OHMAN (0.00) pitched an inning of shutout ball as did PRADO (4.97). Sandwiched between those two, JOHNSON (W, 5-4), pitched 6.1 innings of forgettable ball allowing 5 runs, all earned, on 9 hits but secured the win nevertheless.
Hitting was a different story as the 66ers really cleaned Lancaster’s clock!
ROBINSON (.307) and VAN SLYKE (.298), each hit their 9th homers of the year.
GONZALES (.288) both tripled.
And MATTINGLEY (.304), ROBINSON, MIER (.304), all doubled.
MATTINGLY and LARA (.279), had 3 hit games (bringing MATTINGLY over .300, finally, this season. 4 players had 2 hit games: GONZALES, ROBINSON, CASERES (.287), and ORTIZ (.244).
When the dust cleared and all the prisoners had been taken, the 66ers banged out 17 hits, including 5 for extra bases, for the night.
THE GREAT LAKES LOONS A
The Loons game against South Bend was rained out.