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8/4: Minor League Wrap-Up

Tacoma beat New Orleans, 8-3. Damian Moss started the game with five shutout innings before getting lifted after six, and a big third inning gave him more than enough support to pick up the win:

Ramon Santiago called out on strikes.
Shin-Soo Choo walks.
Hunter Brown singles on a line drive to pitcher Brian Powell. Shin-Soo Choo to 3rd. Hunter Brown to 2nd on the throw.
Greg Dobbs walks.
Abraham Nunez reaches on fielding error by second baseman Brendan Harris. Shin-Soo Choo scores. Hunter Brown scores. Greg Dobbs to 3rd.
Jose Lopez grounds out, third baseman Tony Blanco to first baseman Kevin Orie. Greg Dobbs scores. Abraham Nunez to 2nd.
Aaron Rifkin walks.
Justin Leone singles on a ground ball to left fielder Tyrell Godwin. Abraham Nunez scores. Aaron Rifkin to 3rd. Justin Leone to 2nd on the throw.
Rene Rivera singles on a ground ball to right fielder Brandon Watson. Aaron Rifkin scores. Justin Leone scores.
Ramon Santiago singles on a ground ball to first baseman Kevin Orie. Rene Rivera to 2nd.
Shin-Soo Choo pops out to shortstop Juan Melo.

Hunter Brown, Rene Rivera, and Ramontiago each had two hits to lead the lineup, while Jose Lopez and Abraham Nunez smacked doubles. Notables:

Moss: 6 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K
Rivera: 2-4
Santiago: 2-4
Brown: 2-5
Dobbs: 0-3, 2 BB
Choo: 1-4, 1 BB
Leone: 1-4

San Antonio got blasted by Corpus Christi, 9-2. Yorman Bazardo didn't pitch - again - leaving Michael Bumstead to get smacked around for ten hits in 3.2 innings of work. Trailing 8-0 after five, the Missions didn't really have a chance to rally, although the only offense came off the bat of Adam Jones, who hit a two-run homer in the ninth. Jones led everyone on the team with three hits, while TJ Bohn reached base twice. Notables:

Bumstead: 3.2 IP, 10 H, 7 R (6 ER), 1 BB, 1 K
Mateo: 1 IP, 1 K
Jones: 3-4, 1 HR (.316/.367/.459 in AA)
Bohn: 1-3, 1 BB
Castro: 1-3
Bubela: 1-4

Inland Empire swept Lancaster with a 9-5 win. Ryan Feierabend did the best he could in a bandbox, allowing four runs in six innings, while the 66er offense gave him more than enough support with 15 hits and nine runs of its own. Everyone but Asdrubal Cabrera picked up a hit, while Sebastien Boucher had three and Michael Garciaparra finished off his incredible series with another two. Craig James continued his tear through the low minors with 1.2 innings of perfect relief; he's allowed five runs (four earned) in 42.1 combined innings between Wisconsin and IE this year, with a 44:7 K/BB and just one home run. Notables:

Feierabend: 6 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 3 K, 2 HR
James: 1.2 IP, 3 K
Boucher: 3-5
R Johnson: 1-4, 1 HR
Balentien: 2-5, 1 2B
Garciaparra: 2-5, 1 2B
Lahair: 2-5, 1 2B
Monzon: 2-4, 1 2B
Arroyo: 2-5

Wisconsin needed extra time to...lose to South Bend, 10-8 (11). Mark Lowe got killed in 4+, allowing six runs, seven hits, seven walks, and three homers, but he avoided the loss, as it was Eric O'Flaherty who fell apart in the 11th. Chris Colton and Matt Tuiasosopo had three hits apiece, while Marshall Hubbard, Mike Wilson, and Yung-chi Chen each had two. Wilson had a pair of homers, his 14th and 15th of the season. Notables:

Lowe: 4 IP, 7 H, 6 ER, 7 BB, 1 K, 3 HR
Tuiasosopo: 3-5, 1 BB
Colton: 3-6, 1 2B, 1 BB
Navarro: 2-7
Chen: 2-7
Hubbard: 2-4, 1 2B, 2 BB
Wilson: 2-6, 2 HR
Clement: 1-5, 1 BB

Everett downed Yakima, 2-1. Nick Allen's lone blemish was a solo home run in the bottom of the fourth, as he went six strong to pick up the win, while a two-run top of the sixth provided just enough support. Daniel Santin and Michael Saunders' consecutive RBI singles made the difference. Santin, Saunders, and David Hall had multihit days. Notables:

Allen: 6 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 4 K, 1 HR
Saunders: 2-4
Santin: 2-4
Hall: 2-5
Eastley: 0-3, 2 BB
Valbuena: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 BB
Tucker: 1-4, 1 2B

Coming up: Cha Baek for Tacoma, Yorman Bazardo (seriously this time) for San Antonio, Brandon Moorhead for Inland Empire, Aaron Jensen for Wisconsin, and Ramon Martinez for Everett.