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6-19-09 – Minor League Report

6-19-09 – Minor League Report

TOM O’SHEAS’ MINOR LEAGUE REPORT   06-19-09

THE ALBUQUERQUE ISOTOPES   AAA  

The Isotopes lost to Omaha 4-0.

POLLOK (5.5) and CALI (4.22) did not pitch well giving up all 4 earned runs between them in the 5 innings they pitched.  In contrast, OHMAN (0.00), DeBARR (7.50) and BONILLA (2.41) all pitched shut out innings.

Only HOFFMAN (.255) and HU (.249) hit doubles.  It was the 9th for HU.  There were no multi-hit games.  Pretty pathetic outing all told.

 

THE CHATTANOOGA LOOKOUTS     AA   dodgerpissingonangel

The Lookouts lose 8-1.

SCOTT ELBERT (L, 2-3, 3.90) proved to be an enigma last night tossing one of his few his first bad outings and yet still managing to strike out 10 in 5 innings giving up 3 hits and 3 earned runs.  His Achilles heel?  5 walks to go with the 3 hits in those 5 innings. FELIX (2.90), RODRIGUEZ (3.35), and SARTOR (2.84) all got lit up like Christmas trees in relief.

Three hitters whacked doubles:  LAMBo (.267), his 20th, GILES (.254), his 5th, and PEREZ (.315), his 9th.

No one had more than 1 hit.

 
THE INLAND EMPIRE 66ERS   A    ADVANCED   

66ers defeated High Desert 6-4.

The 66ers are on a run and can’t seem to lose for winning.  Or something like that.  :)  Maybe they are preparing the way for Manny’s rehab but their beginning to look like the toast of the advanced A league the last week or so.

BASTARDO (3.84) didn’t qualify for a quality start but  did go 6.2 innings giving up 4 earned runs (all in the first inning) on 5 hits, 2 walks and 8 Ks.  ALVAREZ (W,1-0, 3.18) earned his 1st win getting the last 5 outs without giving up a run, a walk or a hit.  He struck out 2.

GONZALEZ (.294), went yard for the 9th time this season.

BAEZ (.290), managed two doubles to give him 12 on the season and Robinson hit his 20th two-bagger of the season.

BAEZ went 3-4 with a walk and GONZALEZ went 2-5.

The 66ers had 9 its altogether on the evening.

 
THE GREAT LAKES LOONS     A       

The Loons win 10-1.

AGUASVIVA (W, 3-0, 0.00) got the win as he blanked Lansing for 5 innings on 3 hits and no walks.  He recorded 4 Ks.  PRATT (4.97) pitched 2 innings of shutout ball, SMITH (3.48) likewise got 3 outs without surrendering a run.  ST. CLAIR mopped up the 9th allowing Lansing’s lone run.

BUSS (.269) hit his 5th home run of the year.  RUSSELL (.282), whacked his 17th round tripper in the 6th inning.  BUSS hit his 4th triple.  A total of 6 doubles were hit by the Loonies!  HATCH (.274) whacked 3 for his 15th, 16th and 17th of the year, GORDON (.301), hit his 7th, and RUSSELL hit 2 for his 19th and 20th of the season.

Wow!

HATCH went 3-5, RUSSELL went 3-3 with 2 walks and BUSS went 3-4 with 1 walk.  GORDON (.301), went 2-4 with a walk, and Wallach was 2-4 (without a walk.)

When the dust cleared, the Loonies had managed to whack out 13 hits on the night, 9 for extra bases.  There was no power outage at the Great Lakes stadium last night. 
If we keep getting production like this from our lower level farm teams we’ll have to create a second AA team to hold them all.

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4 Responses to “6-19-09 – Minor League Report”

  1. Ken says:

    I see Mark's name and Tom's name so I will say keep up the good work to …. Tom

    Alba has a losing record and is first place? Could Choi be the next Saito?

    Chatty is in 4th place and their hitters are not very good

    IE has a losing record and is in 3rd place

    Great Lakes has a winning record and is in 3rd place

    I thought that the Dodger's farm teams would be better this year than they have performed especially since several players were not promoted or were demoted this spring.

  2. lawdog says:

    Albuquerque has the better career minor league ball players and has had the honor of having some geezers try to regain their major league form at the farm after failing to make the club after receiving a spring training invite from the big club. Luna, Paul and Ellis all hit over .320. Brown is no slouch with 13 home runs and a .301 average and we all know the feel good Mitch Jones story. Put some good hitting and good pithchig together in a weak division and u can be on top with a sub .500 record.

    Choi could well pitch like Saito if given a chance. He was second in the league last year with a 2.37 era and this yea rhas a 2.70 ERA in 16.2 innings, haven given up 9 hits, 4 walks and has a WHP of 0.78.

    Of course that's in only 16.2 innings pitched. He's 38 and they better not wait too long to see what he really can do. As far as his stuff and whether it is Saito caliber–I'll defer to Mark who's probably actually seen him pitch live. I just follow him on the internet.

    Our lower clubs started slow but both the 66ers and the Loonies have some players starting to make their moves. Several deserve promotions right now. I wouldn't pay too much attention to the position of our farm teams in the standings–it's watching the specific prospects who have legitimate hope of playing in the show that you need to watch. Unless it's someone like Krueger you want to see make it just because it would be a blast to see a pitcher with a dancer and a real fastball pitch in any capacity for the Dogs!

  3. Mark_Timmons says:

    I have not seen Choi pitch.

    We have some very good prospects, but we don't have a lot of good teams.

  4. Ken says:

    Thank you

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