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Minor League Wrap-Up: 8/25/05

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Tacoma split a doubleheader with Tucson 1-5 and 1-0.

Game one featured a rusty-looking Chris Buglovsky and an even rustier offense. Buglovsky went five innings allowing five runs (three earned) on eight hits while walking two and striking out three. No one had a good night at the dish as Hunter Brown collected the only XBH and Justin Leone drove in Tacoma's single run.

Notables:

Chris Buglovsky: 5.0 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K.
Jose Lopez: 0-3.
Bucky Jacobsen: 0-3.
Hunter Brown: 1-3, 1 2B.
Justin Leone: 1-2, 1 BB, 1 RBI.

Game two was your offensive bailout game of the week as the Rainiers won despite getting only four guys on base in seven innings. That's insane and if I was a Tucson fan, I'd be pissed. Who do we have to thank for this? Damian Moss. Moss was fantastic through seven innings if you look past the fact he allowed eight hits.

Notables:

Damian Moss: 7.0 IP, 8 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K.
Shin-soo Choo: 1-3, 1 2B.
Jose Lopez: 0-3.
Bucky Jacobsen: 0-3.
Justin Leone: 0-2, 1 BB.
Aaron Rifkin: 1-3, 1 3B.

San Antonio edged Midland, 6-5. This game was managed in a Rohnish way as the Missions used five pitchers before it was all over. Juan Sandoval got the start and went five so-so innings before getting the hook. Of the next four pitchers, the longest stint was Cesar Jimenez who went 1.1 innings. Nate Mateo was in for only an out. Luis Oliveros was the only Mission to pick up more than one hit and Adam Jones tripled and drove in two.

Notables:

Juan Sandoval: 5.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 K.
Jamie Bubela: 1-3, 1 BB.
Adam Jones: 1-4, 1 3B, 2 RBI.
Jesse Hoorelbeke: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 BB.
Luis Oliveros: 2-4, 1 RBI.
Nate Espy: 1-4, 1 RBI.

Inland Empire got by Lake Elsinore, 5-2. The 66'ers put this one away early as they scored all five of their runs by the fourth and let Ryan Feierabend go on cruise control. Feierabend went six innings allowing two runs (one earned) on seven hits while walking three and striking out four. Not his finest performance, but we'll take it. Sebastien Boucher, Rob Johnson and Little Garciaparra all went multi-hit.

Notables:

Ryan Feierabend: 6.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K.
Sebastien Boucher: 2-4, 1 3B, 1 BB. (.350/.447/.465. Jeeeeez)
Asdrubal Cabrera: 1-5, 2 RBI.
Carlos Arroyo: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 RBI.
Wladimir Balentien: 1-5.
Rob Johnson: 2-4.
Little Garciaparra: 2-3.
Bryan Lahair: 1-4, 1 BB, 1 RBI.

Wisconsin blanked Fort Wayne, 5-0. Hands down the most dominant performance we've seen out of Julio Santiago to date. Santiago was just flat ON as he went 8.1 shutout innings scattering six hits and not walking a soul while fanning six. Wow. Chris Colton helped provide the offense with his homerun and Jeff Clement chimed in with two RBI of his own. Current line: .319/.412/.514...and you guys were worried.

Notables:

Chris Colton: 1-4, 1 HR, 1 RBI.
Yung Chi Chen: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 RBI.
Thomas Hubbard: 2-4.
Jeff Clement: 1-4, 2 RBI.
Oswaldo Navarro: 1-3, 1 2B.
Josh Womack: 1-2, 1 2B, 1 RBI.

Everett outslugged Salem-Keizer, 12-8. Not a good night for the pitching staff of either team, so we'll just skip commenting on Jeff Gilmore's crummy start and get right into the stuff people come to see at the game anyway, offense! Four Aquasox had multi-hit games includind Casey Craig who smacked four, Reed Eastley with two (and four RBI), Alex Gary with two (one was a homer) and Michael Saunders with three (a double and triple included). If you like lousy pitching and 19-year-olds feasting on that lousy pitching, this was your game.

Notables:

Jeff Gilmore: 5.1 IP, 7 H, 6 ER, 3 BB, 7 K, 1 HR.
Casey Craig: 4-5, 1 RBI.
Ron Prettyman: 0-2, 3 BB.
Reed Eastley: 2-5, 1 2B, 4 RBI.
Alex Gary: 2-4, 1 HR, 1 BB, 4 RBI.
Michael Saunders: 3-4, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 BB, 1 RBI.
Daniel Santin: 1-4, 1 BB, 1 RBI.
Bryan Sabatella: 1-4.

On the docket:

Tacoma: Andrew Lorraine at Tucson. Game time is 7:00pm PDT.
San Antonio: Rich Dorman at Midland. Game time is 5:00pm PDT.
Inland Empire: Brandon Moorhead at Visalia. Game time is 7:15pm PDT.
Wisconsin: Shawn Nottingham vs. Fort Wayne. Game time is 5:05pm PDT.
Everett: Nick Allen vs. Salem-Keizer. Game time is 7:05pm PDT.