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
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.
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.