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Minor League Wrap-Up: 7/11/05

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San Antonio shutout Arkansas, 3-0. Juan Sandoval, we salute you. Sandoval was excellent in his 18th start of the season going seven shutout innings giving up only three hits. That was particularly impressive considering Sandoval's H/9 is around 10. Sandoval has quietly been one of San Antonio's best pitchers and is putting together his best pro season yet. The Missions didn't go nuts on offense but Adam Jones contributed with three hits, a stolen base and an RBI on the night and Jesus Guzman helped out with an RBI double.

Notables:

Juan Sandoval: 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K.
Jamie Bubela: 2-4.
Jesus Guzman: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI.
Nate Espy: 1-3, 1 RBI.
Adam Jones: 3-4, 1 RBI.
Rene Rivera: 1-4, 1 2B.

Inland Empire held on to beat San Jose, 2-1. Jason Mackintosh went the distance and didn't begin to faulter in until the ninth when he gave up a solo shot to Todd Jennings to cut the lead in half. Other than that, Mackintosh was superb as he scattered five hits over the nine innings including one walks and four strikeouts. Matt Hagan drove in two in the fourth with a bloop single to right and that would hold up as the game-winning hit.

Notables:

Jason Mackintosh: 9.0 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR.
Sebastien Boucher: 1-2, 2 BB.
Asdrubal Cabrera: 0-4.
Bryan Lahair: 1-4, 1 2B.
Matt Hagan: 1-4, 2 RBI.
Little Garciaparra: 1-2, 1 2B, 1 BB.

Wisconsin stunned Peoria, 12-11. Wow, just wow. Headed into the seventh inning, the T-Rats were down 11-2 giving them roughly a .014% chance of winning the game, but screw the odds, right? Wisconsin came roaring back with a five-run seventh, four-run ninth to tie it and a run in the top of the tenth to win it. Keep in mind, this was all taking place IN Peoria, so it's not like the crowd was backing them up. When the dust settled, Matt Tuiasosopo led the team with three hits and four others (Brent Johnson, Yung Chi Chen, Omar Falcon and Jack Arroyo) all had multi-hit nights. Ivan Blanco, as horrible (and I mean horrible) as he was, will get a pass simply because of the likely clubhouse hysteria surrounding this game.

Notables:

Ivan Blanco: 3.1 IP, 8 H, 9 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 1 HR.
Brent Johnson: 2-5, 1 BB, 2 RBI.
Yung Chi Chen: 2-5, 1 2B, 1 BB.
Brandon Green: 1-6, 3 RBI.
Chris Colton: 1-4, 1 HR, 1 BB, 1 RBI.
Omar Falcon: 2-5, 1 2B, 1 BB, 2 RBI.
Matt Tuiasosopo: 3-5, 1 BB.
Jack Arroyo: 2-3, 1 BB, 1 RBI.

Everett blanked Salem-Keizer, 7-0. Robert Rohrbaugh looked great in his second start of the season going five innings giving up five hits and walking no one while fanning six. Jon Lockwood pitched three more perfect innings, striking out five. (For those counting at home, that's a 19:1 K/BB and 16 consecutive scorless innings with only three hits given up. Domination.) Luis Valbuena had two hits and drove in two to lead the Aquasox offense.

Notables:

Robert Rohrbaugh: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K.
Jon Lockwood: 3.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K.
Casey Craig: 1-3, 1 BB.
Luis Valbuena: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 2 RBI.
Bryan Sabatella: 1-3, 1 BB.
David Hall: 2-3.
Robert Hudson: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI.

On the docket:

Tacoma: ASB.
San Antonio: Thomas Oldham vs. Arkansas. Game time is 5:05pm PDT.
Inland Empire: Someone at San Jose. Game time is 12:45pm PDT.
Wisconsin: Off.
Everett: Off.