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Minor League Wrap-Up: 7/26/05

Tacoma held off Iowa, 5-3. While he hasn't been nearly as effective as he was in San Antonio, Bobby Livingston is still finding ways to get the job done. Livingston went another five innings in this one giving up three runs on three hits while walking two and striking out one. He picked up the win to go to 2-0 in his short time in Tacoma. The King also got some time in and was a bit wild in his 3.1 innings of work, but otherwise was typical dominant Felix. George Sherrill closed it out striking out the two batters he saw in the ninth. The offense was led by (who else?) Chris Snelling who had two hits on the evening and picked up three RBI. Hunter Brown also had a multi-hit night with a single and double.

Notables:

Bobby Livingston: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K.
Felix Hernandez: 3.1 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5 K.
Jamal Strong: 0-3, 1 BB.
Hunter Brown: 2-3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 RBI.
Chris Snelling: 2-4, 3 RBI.
Justin Leone: 0-4. (.249/.380/.407. That hand could still be hurting.)

Corpus Christi took care of San Antonio, 7-3. Everything was going relatively smooth for Jon Huber until a disasterous fifth inning:

Mark Saccomanno strikes out swinging.
Dax Norris singles on a line drive to left fielder Jon Nelson.
Wade Robinson singles on a line drive to right fielder T. J. BohnJr. Dax Norris to 2nd.
Josh Anderson singles on a ground ball to right fielder T. BohnJr. Dax Norris to 3rd. Wade Robinson to 2nd.
Mike Rodriguez doubles (8) on a line drive to right fielder T. J. BohnJr. Dax Norris scores. Wade Robinson scores. Josh Anderson to 3rd.
Hector Gimenez singles on a line drive to center fielder Gary Harris. Josh Anderson scores. Mike Rodriguez scores.
J. R. Phillips pops out to third baseman Jesus Guzman in foul territory.
Tommy Whiteman grounds into a force out, shortstop Eriberto Menchaca to second baseman Ismael Castro. Hector Gimenez out at 2nd.

He followed that up by going back out in the sixth inning and promptly serving up a two-run bomb to Mark Saccomanno. Personally, if I gave up a homer to a guy named Mark Saccomanno, I'd be pretty ashamed of myself. There wasn't a whole lot of offense as the Missions did most of the scoring late. Gary Harris and Jamie Bubela are the only two that stand out with two hits apiece.

Notables:

Jon Huber: 5.1 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 1 HR.
Jamie Bubela: 2-5, 1 RBI.
Jesus Guzman: 1-3, 2 BB.
T.J. Bohn: 0-4.
Gary Harris: 2-4, 1 3B, 1 RBI.
Rene Rivera: 0-4.
Ismael Castro: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI.

Lancaster toppled Inland Empire, 5-1. Much like Jon Huber, it was the fifth inning that killed Brandon Moorhead. Moorhead ended up giving up three in the fifth, and since the offense was non-existant, it led to the "L". Jeff Mault gave up another two in the ninth, but it was all over by then as the 66'er offense managed only six hits and a run on the night.

Notables:

Brandon Moorhead: 5.1 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 7 K.
Sebastien Boucher: 2-3, 2 2B, 1 BB.
Little Garciaparra: 1-4, 1 RBI.
Asdrubal Cabrera: 0-4.
Bryan Lahair: 0-3, 1 BB.
Wladimir Balentien: 1-4.

Kane County beat Wisconsin, 8-3. It's tough to win a baseball game when you allow three balls to leave the yard. Aaron Jensen was bit hard by the longball as he gave three homers en route to his tenth loss of the season. Jensen finished going 6.2 innings giving up six runs on seven hits while walking three and fanning four. Jon Lockwood also got some more time in and continues to show everyone who thought he might be something special that, really, he's not and never will be. Oh well. The T-Rats busted out with a three-run fifth, but that was it and it wasn't enough.

Notables:

Aaron Jensen: 6.2 IP, 7 H, 6 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 3 HR.
Jon Lockwood: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K.
Brent Johnson: 2-3, 2 BB, 2 RBI.
Yung Chi Chen: 0-2, 3 BB.
Mike Wilson: 1-4, 1 RBI.
Thomas Hubbard: 0-4.
Matt Tuiasosopo: 1-4.
Oswaldo Navarro: 0-3, 1 BB.

Everett beat Eugene, 6-1. Whoa, who are you Jeff Gilmore? Gilmore was fantastic in eight innings of work scattering six hits and a run while not walking a soul and punching out seven. The one run he did give up was on a solo shot. Trevor Heid led the Aquasox offense with a three hit performance including a homer. Reed Eastley also picked up two hits (and a homer) and Casey Craig drove in two.

Notables:

Jeff Gilmore: 8.0 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 1 HR.
Casey Craig: 1-4, 1 BB, 2 RBI.
Reed Eastley: 2-5, 1 HR, 2 RBI.
Ron Prettyman: 0-4.
Trevor Heid: 3-4, 1 HR, 1 RBI.
Luis Valbuena: 1-4.
Bryan Sabatella: 0-3, 1 BB.

On the docket:

Tacoma: Jorge Campillo vs. Iowa. Game time is 7:05pm PDT.
San Antonio: Jared Thomas at Corpus Christi. Game time is 5:05pm PDT.
Inland Empire: Chad Fillinger vs. Lancaster. Game time is 7:11pm PDT.
Wisconsin: Game One has Randy Frye vs. Kane County. Game time is 9:35am PDT. Game Two has someone else (Bello?), should start right after the first.
Everett: Robert Rohrbaugh vs. Eugene. Game time is 7:05pm PDT.