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Minor League Wrap-Up: 6/25/05

Salt Lake blanked Tacoma, 10-0. Some sink, others swim. Damian Moss took the former route as he was pasted for nine runs on ten hits while walking three and striking out three in only 4.2 innings. Kevin Gregg on the other had decided to swim and completely shutdown the Rainier offense. The only thing even noteworthy is a two-hit performance from Ramontiago, but with no XBH's or walks for any of the Tacoma players, this one is hard to swallow. Oh, and Clint Nageotte made his debut in Tacoma after making rookie ball players look silly earlier in the week. Nageotte went one hitless, walkless inning and struck out a batter.

Notables:

Damian Moss: 4.2 IP, 10 H, 9 ER, 3 BB, 3 K.
Clint Nageotte: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K.
Jamal Strong: 1-4.
Shin-soo Choo: 1-4.
Abraham Nunez: 1-4.
Scott Spiezio: 0-4.
Miguel Olivo: 0-3.
Ramon Santiago: 2-3.

San Antonio charged late to beat Springfield, 3-2. Hand it to Juan Sandoval, he pitched a pretty good game and kept the Missions close. When pitchers do those kinds of things, it allows an offense to do exactly what they did last night; explode for one inning and win the game. Sandoval went 7.2 innings and gave up two runs (one earned) on six hits, didn't issue a free pass and fanned five. Going into the seventh, the Missions were down 2-0 thanks to no one doing anything with the stick prior to that. Adam Jones quickly doubled followed by a Luis Oliveros single to drive him home and get the juices flowing. Two outs later, Jesus Guzman knocked one that skipped over the wall scoring Oliveros and T.J. Bohn drove in Guzman in the next AB with a single. 3-2. Win. Thanks, Sandoval.

Notables:

Juan Sandoval: 7.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 HR.
Jamie Bubela: 2-4.
Jesus Guzman: 1-5, 1 2B, 1 RBI.
T.J. Bohn: 2-5, 1 RBI.
Adam Jones: 1-4, 1 2B.
Luis Oliveros: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI.

Lake Elsinore toppled Inland Empire, 10-5. Ryan Feierabend wasn't effective in this start (a somewhat recurring theme for him all year) as he only went the minimum giving up six runs (four earned) on seven hits while walking two and striking out five. The game was actually a bit closer than one may think. Before the beginning of the ninth, it was a 6-4 Lake Elsinore advantage but Midwest League All-Star Middle Reliever/Closer Chad Fillinger is having a tough time adjusting to his new league as he fell apart in the ninth and allowed four more runs to put the game out of reach from the 66'ers. There's good news, though, Fillinger has just been named to the California League All-Star Team, he'll be taking the place of Carlos Arroyo.

Notables:

Ryan Feierabend: 5.0 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 5 K.
Chad Fillinger (no, he didn't really make the All-Star Team): 2.1, 6 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HR.
Asdrubal Cabrera: 2-5, 1 2B, 1 RBI.
Bryan Lahair: 1-3, 1 BB.
Wladimir Balentien: 0-4, 3 K.
Justin Ruchti: 3-4, 2 HR (?!), 3 RBI.

Quad Cities blew out Wisconsin, 13-0. Yikes, what do you say about games like these? I can tell you what Julio Santigo said, "I suck". And what his manager said, "he sucks". I can even tell you what his teammates said, "we all think he sucks". There you have it. In anycase, Santiago surely wasn't on top of his game in this one as he went just 3.1 innings and gave up seven runs on eleven hits while walking two and striking out two. The pain didn't stop there, either. Stephen Grasley came in and got smacked around for his 1.2 innings of work and Kendall Bergdall gave up two more runs over in his three innings of work. Quad Cities Matthew Scherer had no trouble shutting down the T-Rats though Jack Arroyo and Thomas Hubbard both had multi-hit games.

Notables:

Julio Santiago: 3.1 IP, 11 H, 7 ER, 2 BB, 2 K.
Sebastien Boucher: 0-5.
Yung Chi Chen: 0-4.
Matt Tuiasosopo: 0-3, 1 BB.
Thomas Hubbard: 2-4.
Jack Arroyo: 2-4, 1 2B.

Everett handled Boise, 6-2. Oliver Arias has been all over the place this season (IE, Tacoma, now Everett) and he finally settled down to pitch an at least respectable game. Arias went the minimum and gave up twon runs on five hits while walking one, striking out two and tossing up a dinger. Jon Lockwood went the final four innings and was lights-out as he allowed only one hit and that was it to pick up his first win on the year. The Everett offense is still trying to find some kind of rhythm as they put up only five hits for those six runs. Luis Valbuena and Trevor Heid both homered, though, so that's something to feel better about.

Notables:

Oliver Arias: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HR.
Jon Lockwood: 4.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K.
Luis Valbuena: 2-3, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI.
Jeffery Flaig: 1-3, 1 2B.
Bryan Sabatella: 0-4.
Trevor Heid: 1-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI.
Casey Craig: 1-2, 1 BB.

On the docket:

Tacoma: Chris Buglovsky at Salt Lake. Game time is 1:00pm PDT.
San Antonio: Thomas Oldham at Springfield. Game time is 11:10am PDT.
Inland Empire: ASB.
Wisconsin: Jason Snyder vs. Quad Cities. Game time is 11:00am PDT.
Everett: Marwin Vega at Spokane. Game time is 4:05pm PDT.