TOM O’SHEA’S MINOR LEAGUE REPORT 7-21-09
THE OGDEN RAPTORS
Billings nips the Raptors 7-6.
PIMENTAL (L, 2-2, 3.62), took the loss going 4.2 innings and giving up 3 earned runs on 4 hits, 2 walks and fanned 5. ROBERTS (9.00), followed pitching 1 inning of shutout ball while giving up a hit and walks. GUADI (5.87) mopped up the last 1.2 giving up no runs, no hits,and no walks while striking out 2.
SANDS (.393), clubbed his 9th home run. Why hasn’t this stud joined SONGCO at the A level? CAVAZOS-GALVEZ added his 11th double. SANDS went 3-5. The following Raptors had 2 hit games: McGEE (.234), CAVAZOS-GALVEZ, and IDEN (.227).
THE ALBUQUERQUE ISOTOPES AAA
The ‘Topes were not scheduled to play. They finished a game scheduled 6/11/09 which had been suspended due to power problems. They lost 5-1 with ALVARADO pitching a complete game loss giving up 5 earned runs. SMITH homered and Luna hit a double. HU had a 2 hit game. The stats are obviously stale and so omitted.
THE CHATTANOOGA LOOKOUTS AA
The Lookouts lost to Mobile 6-4.
JOHNSON (W, 6-5, 3.43), got the win going 5 innings and allowing 3 earned runs on 9 hits, 2 BBs and 4 Ks. RODRIGUEZ followed going 1.2 innings allowing 1 earned run on 2 hits, 2 walks and 1 K. FELIX (3.04) pitched 2 perfect innings with a strikeout and GUERRA (4.91) pitched 1 perfect inning with 1 K to finish the game.
NIVAR (.375) hit his second triple. BELL (.287), whacked 2 doubles while going 4-4 with a walk. PEREZ (.281), and MITCHELL (.208) also smacked 2 baggers. Besides BELL’s stellar 4 hit performance with the bat, SELLERS (.297), went 2-4.
THE INLAND EMPIRE 66ERS A ADVANCED
Lake Elsinore beats the 66ers 11-7.
ALVARAZ (L, 2-3, 5.63), drew the loss, pitching worse than an 87 year old, 98 pound, peg legged, one-eyed bag lady. He gave up 7 earned runs in just 4 innings on 5 hits, 2 walks and 2 Ks. TORRES (0.00)., followed with an inning of one hit, 2 strike out shut out ball.PFEIFER (4.38) spent too much time watching ALVAREZ and not enough time watching TORRES because he stank up the place as well giving up 2 earned runs on 3 hits and a walk over 2 innings.
Then, when the game was virtually lost, the manager proved he wasn’t major league material by bringing in rehabbing Dodger set-up man/closer KUO (0.00) who continues to pitch lights out on his rehab assignment. KUO pitched a perfect inning , striking out 1. BRANNON (4.34) mopped up allowing 1 earned run on 2 hits and 1 walk over the last inning.
CASSERRES (.293) hit his 2nd triple. ORTIZ (.245) and MATTINGLY (.258) added doubles. CASSERRES went 3-3 with a walk. ROBINSON (.305), ORTIZ (.245), and GREEN (.225) all had 2 hits.
THE GREAT LAKES LOONS A
The Loonies were idle.