I was out last night but saw enough of last night's [COATHANGER] to know what happened. Nice work, Mariners. Nice work.
Well, Jeremy Reed is still in Tacoma, but somebody in the org got promoted. It's probably not who you think, though. Whoever it was did figure prominently in a win.
It wasn't Michael Saunders, though he and Mike Wilson are starting to heat up in West Tenn. Mike Wilson also did something rather weird for him at the plate... he apparently drew a 4th ball before drawing a 3rd strike. I'm baffled myself.
It wasn't Triunfel, though he's also starting to heat up... not that it's hard to heat up in the middle of the High Desert. Ricky Orta heated up in the wrong way, more like a car with a busted radiator, and he needed help.
It wasn't Joe Dunigan or Gavin Dickey, though both are starting to thunder at the plate.
Find out who. On to the wrap-up!
A: Wisconsin 6, Great Lakes 0
WIS: 11-17... GLK: 14-17
Nathan Adcock: 7 IP, 5 H, walk, 9 K
Travis Mortimore: 1 IP, walk, K
Ryan Moorer: 1 IP
Juan Diaz: 2-4, R (272/337/321)
Gavin Dickey: 4-4, triple, 3 R (457/500/629 in 35 AB)
Joe Dunigan: 2-3, 3 run HR, 4 RBI, K, SB (235/333/457)
Alex Liddi: 1-4, solo HR, K (227/299/340)
Scott Robinson: 3-4, double
Now THAT is how to respond to getting your butt kicked. Nathan Adcock pitched easily his best game of the season, Joe Dunigan continued his nuclear May and Gavin Dickey vies for more playing time resumes his comeback from injury with an impressive 4 hit game.
Line Drives: 2
Pop Ups: 1
A+: Lancaster 6, High Desert 4
Mavs: 15-17... Jethawks: 14-18
Ricky Orta: 3 IP, 6 H, (5 R) 4 ER (2 HR), 2 walks, 2 K, hit batter
Harold Williams: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 ER (HR), 2 walks, K
Julio Santiago: 2 IP, walk, 4 K
Aaron Cotter: 1 IP, 1 H, 2 K
Jamie McOwen: 2-5, solo HR, 2 R, 2 K (275/342/358)
Carlos Triunfel: 3-5, R (253/295/343)
Travis Scott: 0-4, sac fly RBI, 3 K (325/385/523)
Carlos Peguero: 1-4, RBI, 2 K (280/302/464)
Greg Halman: 1-4, triple, RBI, K (264/314/456)
The Mavs did get 3 runs out of the gate, but the Jethawks jumped all over Ricky Orta, taking him deep twice and chasing him after the 3rd inning. Orta was looking to stretch out a bit, but this was not what he had in mind.
Groundballs: 1 (plus 1 bunt)
Flyballs: 7 (2 HR)
Line Drives: 3
Walks: 2 (plus 1 hit batter)
Lancaster would not surrender the lead. I will not elaborate.
AA: West Tenn 5, Mississippi 2
WTN: 22-10... MIS: 9-23
Rich Dorman: 7.2 IP, 7 H, 2 ER (2 HR), 5 K
Jason Mackintosh: one out
Mumba Rivera: 1 IP, 2 K
Prentice Redman: 1-4, double, R, K (222/372/400)
Michael Saunders: 3-4, solo HR, 2 R, 2 RBI (324/402/541)
Mike Wilson: 1-3, RBI, walk, K (257/358/514)
Jon Nelson: 1-4, double, RBI, K (273/356/377)
Jeff Dominguez: 1-3, solo HR, K (196/274/286)
Rich Dorman gave up two line drive home runs, but had yet another fine outing. Granted, a lot of flyballs found gloves and he got squared up a lot, but AA is Rich Dorman's bitch, which is great except it's two levels too low.
Line Drives: 6 (2 HR)
Pop Ups: 1
Mike Wilson singled home a run in the 4th, and Jeff Dominguez kicked off a 3 run 5th by leading off with his 1st HR of the season. Prentice Redman's one out double set up a Michael Saunders RBI single. Saunders got picked off, but Marshall Hubbard sungled, Mike Wilson... WALKED?!... and Jon Nelson doubled in Hubbard to make it 4-1.
Saunders also homered to lead off the bottom 7th, giving West Tenn a 5-2 lead that Dorman and the bullpen held up.
AAA: Tacoma 5, Iowa 2
TAC: 17-14... IOWA: 13-18
Chris Jakubauskas!!: 5.2 IP, 6 H, 3 walks, 3 K
Cesar Jimenez: 2 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, walk, 2 K
Roy Corcoran: 1.1 IP, 1 H, K
Yung Chi Chen: 2-5, R, K
Matt Tuiasosopo: 1-4, double, walk, K (255/331/373)
Jeremy Reed: 3-5, double, solo HR, 2 RBI, K, SB (375/432/598)
Mike Kinkaide: 1-2, solo HR, walk, K (214/323/357)
Shawn Garrett: 2-5, 2 doubles, R, K, SB
Rob Johnson: 3-4, double, R, RBI, SB (258/318/289)
Oswaldo Navarro: 2-4, RBI (296/407/366)
Welcome to AAA, Chris Jakubauskas! Owning AA for a month finally paid off in a promotion, and he gave the Rainiers a solid performance, pitching into the 6th and not allowing a run, despite several line drives. Still, his performance is encouraging enough to look like he can hold up the back end of that Rainiers rotation.
Line Drives: 6
Pop Ups: 1
Jakubauskas had help. Jeremy Reed, curiously starting in RF today (/fanning rumor flames), homered in the 1st to make it 1-0 Rainiers. Rob Johnson's one out ground rule double in the 5th set up Oswaldo Navarro... well, so did SS Andres Blanco, who watched a pop up drop to allow Johnson to score and make it 2-0. Mike Kinkaide homered with one out in the 6th to make it 3-0. Shawn Garrett reached in the 8th, stole his 1st base of the season and later scored after Rob Johnson stymied Blanco with a hot grounder to make it 4-0.
Cesar Jimenez got hammered in the 8th for 2 runs and Roy Corco had to bail him and the Rainiers out, escaping with a 4-2 lead. But Jeremy Reed's one out double in the 9th scored Yung Chi Chen to make it 5-2, and Roy Corco had it in the bag in the bottom 9th.