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Minor League Wrap-Up: 5/16/05

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Albuquerque edged Tacoma, 3-2. Even though he took the loss, I don't think you can complain about Baek's performance. Baek went five innings (and was on a strict pitch count) giving up three runs on three hits (2 HR) and striking out four. Obviously, he's a bit rusty and he's hanging pitches, but for a guy who only a few weeks ago faced missing the entire season, this can only be seen in the positive. With the exception of a first inning Chris Snelling bomb, the Tacoma offense was pretty cold.

Notables:

Cha Seung Baek: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 2 HR.
Jamal Strong: 0-4, 1 RBI.
Shin-soo Choo: 0-3, 1 BB.
Chris Snelling: 1-4, 1 HR, 1 RBI.
Jose Lopez: 2-4.
Mike Morse: 1-2, 1 2B, 1 BB.

Frisco snuck by San Antonio, 2-1. Bobby Livingston was on cruise control for the first five innings until things got a bit rocky in the sixth. Livingston sat down giving up only two runs, but that was enough as the Mission couldn't get much going against Josh Rupe. Three Missions had multi-hit games (Gary Harris, Jamie Bubela and Brian Moon) but not one batter had an XBH.

Notables:

Bobby Livingston: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 7 K.
Gary Harris: 2-5, 1 RBI.
Yuniesky Betancourt: 0-4.
T.J. Bohn: 0-4.
Jamie Bubela: 2-4.
Juan Guzman: 1-4.
Brian Moon: 2-4.

Lake Elsinore beat Inland Empire, 9-7. Brandon Moorhead continues to look bad out on the mound as he only went four innings giving up seven runs on nine hit while walking three and striking out two. With the loss, Moorhead drops to an abysmal 0-5, 5.68 ERA on the season. The 66'er offense had plenty going the entire night but failed to get the job done consistently as they left eight stranded out on the paths. Matt Rogelstad smacked three hits and Adam Jones ripped a double to own the team's lone XBH.

Notables:

Brandon Moorhead: 4.0 IP, 9 H, 7 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 1 HR.
Matt Rogelstad: 3-4, 1 BB, 1 RBI.
Adam Jones: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 BB.
Wladimir Balentien: 1-4, 1 BB, 1 RBI.
Bryan Lahair: 0-4, 1 RBI.
Chris Colton: 2-4, 1 RBI.

Lansing defeated Wisconsin to cap the organizational sweep, 5-3. Wisconsin jumped out to an early lead but Jason Snyder couldn't hold it. The Wisconsin coaches took a gamble by sending Snyder to start the seventh while clenching onto a 3-2 lead. Here's how the bet paid off:

Yuber Rodriguez doubles (5) on a line drive to center fielder Joshua Womack.
Curtis Thigpen singles on a ground ball to center fielder Joshua Womack. Yuber Rodriguez scores.
Eric Nielsen doubles (12) on a fly ball to left fielder Sebastien Boucher. Curtis Thigpen to 3rd.
Jason Snyder intentionally walks Chip Cannon.
Luke Hetherington walks. Curtis Thigpen scores. Eric Nielsen to 3rd. Chip Cannon to 2nd.

The only thing Snyder can do is thank Chad Fillinger who escaped a bases-loaded no-out situation with only a sacrifice fly.

Asdrubal Cabrera, Brent Johnson and Mike Wilson all had multi-hit nights to lead the offense.

Notables:

Jason Snyder: 6.0 IP, 5 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 1 K, 1 HR.
Oswaldo Navarro: 0-4, 1 BB.
Asdrubal Cabrera: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI.
Mike Wilson: 2-4.
Yung Chi Chen: 1-4.
Omar Falcon: 1-4, 1 2B.
Brent Johnson: 2-3, 1 BB.

On the docket:

Tacoma: Felix Hernandez at Albuquerque, game time is 11:05am PDT.
San Antonio: Juan Sandoval at Frisco, game time is  5:05pm PDT.
Inland Empire: Shawn Nottingham vs. High Desert, game time is 7:11pm PDT.
Wisconsin: Casey Abrams at Lansing, game time is an early 7:40am PDT.