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Minor League Wrap-Up: 7/7/05

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Portland got by Tacoma, 4-1. Chris Buglovsky went for the Rainiers, and while he didn't stay in the game long, he wasn't horrible. Michael Bumstead and recent call-up Cesar Jimenez kept the Rainiers in it through the seventh as the offense stalled. Jared Thomas put all hope away however after he allowed three runs in the bottom of the eighth to put the Beavers up 4-1. Like I mentioned, the offense never once got going. Tacoma collected only five hits (and didn't walk ONCE) with three of the baseknocks belonging to Aaron Rifkin.

Notables:

Chris Buglovsky: 3.1 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HR.
Cesar Jimenez: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K.
Jamal Strong: 1-4.
Wiki Gonzalez: 0-4.
Justin Leone: 0-3.
Aaron Rifkin: 3-3, 1 HR, 1 RBI.
Shin-soo Choo: 0-3.
Yuniesky Betancourt: 1-3.

San Antonio beat Midland, 5-3. You wouldn't expect a game with 25 combined hits to feature only eight combined runs, would you? That's what happens when you strand runners as San Antonio left nine out on the bases and Midland left ten. Thomas Oldham took the hill of the Missions and went just over the minimum giving up two runs on eight hits while walking two and striking out six. Five Missions had multi-hit games with Ismael Castro blasing three including two doubles.

Notables:

Thomas Oldham: 5.2 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K.
Jamie Bubela: 2-5, 1 3B, 1 RBI.
Jesus Guzman: 2-5, 1 2B, 1 RBI.
T.J. Bohn: 2-4.
Gary Harris: 2-4, 1 HR, 1 RBI.
Adam Jones: 1-3.
Ismael Castro: 3-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI.

Inland Empire hammered High Desert, 12-7. Ten-run innings are a lot of fun. Inland Empire pulled one off in this one as thirteen 66'ers came to the plate in the third to accomplish the feat.

Sebastien Boucher singles on a ground ball to shortstop Angel Sanchez.
Matt Rogelstad singles on a bunt ground ball to pitcher Chris Coughlin. Sebastien Boucher to 2nd.
Asdrubal Cabrera grounds out, second baseman Pete Maestrales to first baseman Kila Kaaihue. Sebastien Boucher to 3rd. Matt Rogelstad to 2nd.
Bryan Lahair singles on a ground ball to left fielder Billy Butler. Sebastien Boucher scores. Matt Rogelstad scores.
Erick Monzon homers (6) on a fly ball to left field. Bryan Lahair scores.
Wladimir Balentien grounds out, third baseman Adam Keim to first baseman Kila Kaaihue.
B. J. Garbe reaches on fielding error by left fielder Billy Butler. B. Garbe to 2nd.
Christopher Collins singles on a fly ball to right fielder Alan Moye. B. J. Garbe scores.
Michael Nesbit singles on a fly ball to center fielder Chris Lubanski. Christopher Collins to 2nd.
Sebastien Boucher doubles (16) on a fly ball to right fielder Alan Moye. Christopher Collins scores. Michael Nesbit scores.
Pitcher Change: Drew Endicott replaces Chris Coughlin.
Matt Rogelstad singles on a fly ball to center fielder Chris Lubanski. Sebastien Boucher scores.
Asdrubal Cabrera triples (6) on a fly ball to right fielder Alan Moye. Matt Rogelstad scores.
Bryan Lahair singles on a ground ball to first baseman Kila Kaaihue. Asdrubal Cabrera scores.
Erick Monzon strikes out swinging.

Fun. The crowd must have had a great time.

Rafael Soriano peeked in with the "start" though he only went one inning and gave up a hit. Mumba Rivera went the next 6.2 innings and wasn't sparkling, but no one cares during a blowout.

Notables:

Rafael Soriano: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K.
Mumba Rivera: 6.2 IP, 10 H, 7 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 2 HR.
Sebastien Boucher: 2-5, 1 2B, 2 RBI.
Matt Rogelstad: 3-5, 1 RBI.
Asdrubal Cabrera: 2-5, 1 3B, 1 RBI.
Bryan Lahair: 3-5, 1 HR, 4 RBI.
Wladimir Balentien: 2-5, 1 2B.
Chris Collins: 3-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI.

Wisconsin fell to Beloit, 9-7. I'm not going to talk about Casey Abrams' night. If you actually care, you can check out his line below. Other than that Eric O'Flaherty continues to struggle mightily as he gave up another four runs in 2.2 innings thus ending any hope for the T-Rats. The offense managed only six hits, but they drew six free passes and got hits when people were on base. Chris Colton homered and Brent Johnson drove in three in the losing effort.

Notables:

Casey Abrams: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 5 BB, 1 K.
Oswaldo Navarro: 1-5, 1 2B.
Brandon Green: 0-2, 3 BB.
Thomas Hubbard: 1-4, 1 2B.
Chris Colton: 1-3, 1 HR, 2 BB, 2 RBI.
Brent Johnson: 1-3, 1 2B, 3 RBI.

Everett smashed Boise, 10-3. And the offense is officially clicking. 20 more hits for the Everett batters in this one as seven Aquasox had multi-hit games and four of them with three hits or more. Paul Fagan got the start and went four innings giving up a run, but the real story is Jon Lockwood who continues to be damn near a god when he takes the mound. Lockwood went another three perfect innings and struck out five. On the season, Lockwood has thrown thirteen innings and given up only three hits and not a single run. His K/BB sits at an impressive 14:1. Yes, the sample size is pretty small, but keep an eye out on this one. The only knock on Lockwood is that he's going to have to move quickly to have any kind of shot, he's 23.

Notables:

Paul Fagan: 4.0 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 1 K.
Jon Lockwood: 3.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K.
Casey Craig: 2-5, 1 2B, 1 RBI.
Luis Valbuena: 4-5, 1 3B, 4 RBI.
Ron Prettyman: 2-4, 2 RBI.
Daniel Santin: 3-5, 1 2B.
David Hall: 3-4, 1 BB, 1 RBI.
Brian Sabatella: 3-3, 1 2B, 1 BB.

On the docket

Tacoma: Cha Seung Baek at Fresno. Game time is 7:00pm PDT.
San Antonio: Ryan Rowland-Smith at Midland. Game time is 7:00pm PDT.
Inland Empire: TBA vs. Modesto. Game time is 7:11pm PDT.
Wisconsin: Randy Frye at Peoria. Game time is 5:00pm PDT.
Everett: Nick Allen at Boise. Game time is 6:15pm PDT.