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Minor League Wrap-Up: 4/11/05

Sacramento beat up on Tacoma, 12-4. Rich Dorman wasn't sharp, Jared Thomas was worse, Masao Kida was disastrous and Brett Evert was downright horrible. But hey, at least waiver-wonder Abraham Nunez had two hits.

Un-notables:

Rich Dorman: 4.0 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 1 HR.
Jamal Strong: 1-5, 1 RBI.
Abraham Nunez: 2-4, 2 R, 1 BB.
Aaron Rifkin: 1-4, 2 RBI.
Mike Morse: 1-3.
Shin-soo Choo: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 RBI.

Lookout Landing's favorite 'roider Jack Cust went 2-3 with a couple of walks.

San Antonio had the day off and begin a five-game series in Midland tomorrow.

High Desert edged Inland Empire, 8-7. Down 6-3 going into the top of the ninth, Inland Empire responded in grand fashion:

# B. J. Garbe singles on a line drive to center fielder Chris Lubanski.
# Christopher Collins singles on a line drive to left fielder Alexander Batista. B. J. Garbe to 2nd.
# With Matt Rogelstad batting, passed ball by Adam Donachie, B. J. Garbe to 3rd. Christopher Collins to 2nd.
# Matt Rogelstad doubles (1) on a line drive to left fielder Alexander Batista. B. J. Garbe scores. Christopher Collins scores.
# Pitcher Change: Chris Demaria replaces Cesar Herrera.
# Chris Colton strikes out swinging.
# Juan Gonzalez grounds out, shortstop Walter Sevilla to first baseman Kila Kaaihue. Matt Rogelstad to 3rd.
# Michael Garciaparra homers (1) on a fly ball to left field. Matt Rogelstad scores.
# Adam Jones singles on a ground ball to shortstop Walter Sevilla.
# Bryan Lahair grounds out, second baseman Adam Keim to first baseman Kila Kaaihue

Up by one going into the bottom of the ninth, Michael Steele came in to close it out:

# Chris Lubanski homers (1) on a fly ball to right field.
# Walter Sevilla doubles (1) on a ground ball to center fielder Wladimir Balentien.
# With Billy Butler batting, wild pitch by Michael Steele, Walter Sevilla to 3rd.
# Michael Steele intentionally walks Billy Butler.
# Michael Steele intentionally walks Adam Keim. Billy Butler to 2nd.
# With Mitch Maier batting, wild pitch by Michael Steele, Walter Sevilla scores.

But he decided to Matt Thornton-it instead. In anycase, it was a banner night for the long ball as  both teams combined to knock nine out of the park including bombs by Adam Jones, Little Garciaparra, Bryan LaHair and Wladimir Balentien.

Notables:

Jason Mackintosh: 4 IP, 5 H, 5 R (4 ER), 3 BB, 2 K, 3 HR
Brian Stitt: 4 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 3 K, 1 HR
Michael Garciaparra: 1-5, 1 HR, 2 RBI.
Adam Jones: 2-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB.
Bryan LaHair: 2-5, 1 HR, 1 RBI.
Wladimir Balentien: 1-4, 1 HR, 1 RBI.
B.J. Garbe: 1-4.

Like San Antonio, Wisconsin took the day off and will open up a three-game set at home versus Quad Cities tomorrow.