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Minor League Wrap-Up: 5/3/05

Colorado Springs beat up on Tacoma, 10-6. Hope everyone enjoyed Brett Evert's spot start this evening, could be awhile before he gets another shot. Evert was both hit hard and very wild as he hit three batters in the first three innings before getting yanked. Jared Thomas, Jeff Heavelo and George Sherill all came in before the game was over. As expected, Thomas was effective with a wee bit of control issues, Heaverlo was smashed and Sherill hurled some more shutout ball. Really, watching Heaverlo get pummeled every outing is getting about as tiresome as Beltre's taste for outside sliders. Offensively, the Rainiers weren't half-bad as Chris Snelling and Mike Morse both went deep. In all, four Rainiers had multi-hit nights.


Brett Evert: 2.1 IP, 4 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 HR, 3 HBP.
Jeff Heaverlo: 2.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K.
Dustin Delucchi: 1-4, 1 BB.
Chris Snelling: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI.
Ryan Christianson: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI.
Dave Hansen: 2-3, 1 BB, 1 RBI.
Mike Morse: 2-4, 1 HR, 1 RBI.

Springfield outlasted San Antonio, 5-4 (11). Up three runs going into the ninth, here is how things shook out for Mission reliever Sean Green:

Rick Ankiel grounds out, first baseman Nathan Espy to pitcher Sean Green.
Tyler Minges reaches on fielding error by pitcher Sean Green.
Papo Bolivar walks. Tyler Minges to 2nd.
With Travis Hanson batting, wild pitch by Sean Green, Tyler Minges to 3rd. Papo Bolivar to 2nd.
Travis Hanson homers (3) on a fly ball to center field. Tyler Minges scores. Papo Bolivar scores.
Andy Schutzenhofer grounds out, second baseman Ismael Castro to first baseman Nathan Espy.
Aaron Herr grounds out, third baseman Jesus Guzman to first baseman Nathan Espy.


Tim Rall came in to take over for Green in the 11th, wasted no time retiring "outfielder" Rick Ankiel (.053/.106/.053 thus far this season. Small sample size, yeah, but do you think he's regretting the switch?) before surrendering a double, intentional walk and single to end it. The real loser in this game is Jon Huber who was downright awesome in his seven inning start. Huber gave up a single run on three hits while striking out eleven. Everyone but the #9 hitter (Gary Harris) collected at least one hit and Yuniesky Betancourt, T.J. Bohn and Jon Nelson all had multi-hit nights. Bohn, Jesse Hoorelbeke and Rene Rivera all went deep as well.


Jon Huber: 7.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 11 K.
Yuniesky Betancourt: 2-5.
T.J. Bohn: 2-5, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI.
Jesse Hoorelbeke: 1-5, 1 HR, 2 RBI.
Jon Nelson: 2-5.
Ismael Castro: 1-5.
Rene Rivera: 1-4, 1 HR, 1 RBI.

Lancaster stifled Inland Empire, 6-3. After the 66'ers spotted themselves to a 3-0 lead after the first, they couldn't get much else going and the lead didn't last. Bakersfield score three times in the ninth against Brian Stitt to ice it. Aaron Trolia was the starter and pitched about as well as you could ask as he went 6.2 innings giving up a couple runs on four hits and striking out three. The offense had trouble getting men across the plate after the first inning and couldn't get a runner past second base until the ninth...and even then nothing materialized.


Aaron Trolia: 6.2 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K.
Juan Gonzalez: 2-4.
Casey Craig: 2-4, 1 3B, 1 RBI.
Matt Rogelstad: 0-3, 1 BB.
Wladimir Balentien: 1-4.
Bryan Lahair: 1-4, 1 RBI.
Adam Jones: 2-4, 1 RBI.

Southwest Michigan came back to beat Wisconsin, 4-3. More heartbreak in the Mariners system. This time we can all thank Eric O'Flaherty, check out his ninth inning:

Francisco Leandro walks.
With John Jaso batting, wild pitch by Eric O'Flaherty, Francisco Leandro to 2nd.
John Jaso walks.
Travis Schlichting out on a sacrifice bunt, pitcher Eric O'Flaherty to first baseman Brandon Green. Francisco Leandro to 3rd. John Jaso to 2nd.
Thomas Nichols Iv singles on a line drive to center fielder Joshua Womack. Francisco Leandro scores. John Jaso to 3rd.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch runner Fernando Perez replaces Thomas Nichols Iv.
Craig MarkelJr. singles on a line drive to right fielder Michael Wilson. John Jaso scores. Fernando Perez to 3rd.
Robert Asanovich singles on a line drive to right fielder Michael Wilson. Fernando Perez scores. Craig MarkelJr. to 2nd.

Yeah, that really is the worst way to lose it.

Like in the San Antonio game, you can't help but feel bad for the starting pitcher. The victim this time was Mumba Rivera as he went seven innings and gave up one run on four hits. Robert Johnson and Oswaldo Navarro both had a couple hits to lead the offense.


Mumba Rivera: 7.0 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K.
Eric O'Flaherty: 0.1 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 0 K.
Jack Arroyo: 1-4, 1 3B, 1 RBI.
Yung Chi Chen: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI.
Matt Tuiasosopo: 0-2, 2 BB.
Robert Johnson: 2-4, 1 2B.
Asdrubal Cabrera: 1-3, 1 RBI.
Oswaldo Navarro: 2-3.

Make sure you're around tomorrow afternoon as Lookout Landing should have a special treat for everyone.