TOM O’SHEA’S MINOR LEAGUE REPORT 7-2-09
THE OGDEN RAPTORS ROOKIE
Orem drop kicks the Raptors over the desert mountains and into the sun set 14-6.
VASQUEZ (L, 0-1, 9.35), started and there is nothing nice that can be said about his pitching. In fact, every hurler for the Raptors gave up more earned runs than they pitched innings so it’s best to try and forget they even tried to be professional pitchers on July 2nd lest you lose your temper and start looking for 4 strong ropes and 4 appropriate trees. Little League teams have made better collective efforts.
SONGCO (.343) smashed his 4th home run and ERICKSON (.233) hit his 2nd round tripper. CAVAZOS-GALVEZ (.268), hit 2 doubles, his 3rd and 4th.
CAVAZOS-GALVEZ went 3-5; SANDS (.463), went 3-5; JACOBS (.333) went 2-4 with a walk. IDEN (.211), went 2-4.
THE ALBUQUERQUE ISOTOPES AAA
AN ARTICLE ON CHARLIE HAEGER, AAA ALL STAR WHO HAS THROWN 12 QUALITY STARTS OUT OF 15, A 3.75 ERA AND 8-4 RECORD. Haeger throws the knuckleball, a decent slider and a good fastball according to those who’ve seen him pitch:
Isotopes beat Memphis 3-2.
JOSH LINDBLOM (W, 1-0, 1.50) looked like a future Ace for the Isoltopes in a quality start yesterday on the 2nd. He went 6 innings on 3 hits, 1 run (earned) 3 walks and 4 Ks. THREETS (H, 10, 1.72) set up closer STRICKLAN D (S, 15, 3.86). THREETS went 2 innings and gave up just a hit and had a strike out. STRICKLAND allowed one earned run in his 1 inning of work.
DEWITT (.245), HOFFMAN (.272) REPKO (.258), and CLOSSER (.347) all had 2 hit games for the “Topes.
THE CHATTANOOGA LOOKOUTS AA
The Lookouts lose to Carolina 4-3.
TRAVIS CHICK (L, 6-4, 3.70), pitched a quality start in a losing effort going 7 innings and giving up 4 runs (2 earned) on 6 hits and 0 walks. He struck out 7. He’d have fared better had he not been bitten by the gopher ball–surrendering 2 taters to Carolina. RODRIGUEZ (3.64), GARATE (2.43) and BATISTA (2.63) all mopped up well for the Lookouts pitching shut out ball the rest of the way.
3 Lookouts blasted doubles: ANDREW LAMBO (.266), his 25th, JOSH BELL (.281), his 20th, and GOODWIN (.233), his 7th. BELL went 2-3 with one walk.
THE INLAND EMPIRE 66ERS A ADVANCED
STEVE JOHNSON (3.80) pitched a quality start going 6.1 innings and gave up 2 runs (earned) on 6 hits, 2 walks and fanned 8. SCHREIBER (0.00), BRANNON (5.87), and PFEIFFER (W, 2-2, 2.60), pitched shut out ball the rest of the way.
CASERES (.295), whacked a triple, his 4th. ORTIZ (.242) and TRAYVON ROBINSON (.296) both hit doubles. For ROBINSON, it was his 22nd.
PRESTON MATTINGLY (.276) went 3-5.
THE GREAT LAKES LOONS A
The Loons played a double header against Lansing winning the day game 4-2 and coming up a day late and a dollar sort in the night cap 3-1.
In the day game, BLEVINS (W, 6-5, 4.33) pitched a complete game, giving up just 2 runs (earned ) on 6 hits, walking 0 and striking out 5. He gave up one home run.
JAMIE PEDROZA (.277) hit his 10th homer. SILVERIO (.268) hit his 5th. PEDROZA also whacked is 21st double. PEDROZA was the only Loonie to get 2 hits going 2-3.
In the night cap they were winning 1-0 going into last inning when the whneels came off ther wagon. MILLER (L, 3-5) pitched 6.1 innings, a quality start, and gasve jup 2 earned runs on 4 its, 1 walk and 7 Ks. ST. CLAIR gave up an earned run in 2/3ds of an inning of relief.
MATT WALLACH whacked his 1st homer of the year in the 5th inning.