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6/4: Minor League Wrap-Up

Tacoma was dropped by Colorado Springs, 4-3. Bobby Livingston's still trying to get back on track since returning to Tacoma:

Livingston before promotion: 17 IP, 11 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 12 K, 1 HR
Livingston after demotion: 23.1 IP, 39 H, 21 ER, 8 BB, 9 K, 7 HR

He wasn't awful today, but the nine hits and three runs he allowed in six innings of work were enough to get him tagged with the loss, as the Rainier lineup wasn't able to get much going against ex-Royal refugee Miguel Ascencio. The highlight of the day had to be Scotty "Ballgame" Youngbauer's ninth inning home run, his third of the season; while I didn't see it, and while the Sky Sox stadium certainly allows more than its share of cheap homers, I'd like to think that Youngbauer sent that ball screaming for 500 feet. Chris Snelling walked twice and TJ Bohn doubled and walked, which is cool. Notables:

Livingston: 6 IP, 9 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 2 K
Youngbauer: 2-4, 1 HR
Bohn: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 BB
Snelling: 0-1, 2 BB, 1 HBP (Ahhhhhhhhh!!)
Brown: 1-3, 1 BB
Jones: 1-4

San Antonio lost a tight one to Wichita, 1-0. I feel bad for anotherjeff, as the only offense in the game came in the bottom of the third inning, when Walter Sevilla tripled home Angel Sanchez for the only run. Yorman Bazardo made his first appearances since May 22, tossing a scoreless first inning and hitting a batter, but was lifted for Adam Pettyjohn in the second. Pettyjohn was sharp for six innings, but got the loss when the San Antonio bats failed to show up. Jon Nelson had a pair of singles and Kevin Reynolds doubled, but that was pretty much it, as the Missions couldn't get a runner to third base after the second inning. Notables:

Bazardo: 1 IP, 1 K
Pettyjohn: 6 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
Nelson: 2-4
Reynolds: 1-3, 1 2B
Guzman: 0-3, 1 BB

Inland Empire dropped a heartbreaker to Rancho Cucamonga, 9-8 (ten innings). This one featured a lot more offense than the San Antonio/Wichita contest, but the outcome was the same, with the Mariner affiliate ending up on the losing end by a single run. With the score knotted at four in the top of the eighth, this happened:

   * Matt Tuiasosopo walks.
    * Ronnie Prettyman singles on a bunt ground ball to catcher Tim Duff. Matt Tuiasosopo to 3rd. Ronnie Prettyman to 2nd on the throw.
    * Matt Rogelstad singles on a line drive to center fielder Cody Fuller. Matt Tuiasosopo scores. Ronnie Prettyman scores. Matt Rogelstad to 2nd on the throw.
    * Brian Schweiger out on a sacrifice bunt, pitcher Joseph Torres to first baseman Clifton Remole. Matt Rogelstad to 3rd.
    * Josh Womack walks.
    * Pitcher Change: Kevin Lynch replaces Joseph Torres.
    * Brent Johnson out on a sacrifice bunt to first baseman Clifton Remole. Matt Rogelstad scores. Josh Womack to 2nd.
    * Yung Chi Chen singles on a line drive to center fielder Cody Fuller. Josh Womack scores.
    * With Marshall Hubbard batting, Yung Chi Chen steals (19) 2nd base.
    * Marshall Hubbard walks.
    * Michael Wilson called out on strikes.

The 66er bullpen couldn't hold on to the four-run lead, though, as Mumba Rivera allowed a two-out grand slam in the bottom of the ninth to send it to extra innings. Once there, a double, a bunt, a walk, and a single quickly ended the contest, with the 66ers left to wonder about what might have been. Kudos to Josh Womack and Yung-chi Chen, each of whom had three hits on the game, with Chen going deep for the third time this season. Notables:

Blanco: 6 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 1 HR
Chen: 3-4, 1 HR, 1 BB
Womack: 3-4, 1 BB
Johnson: 2-4, 1 BB
Rogelstad: 2-4, 1 BB
Prettyman: 2-5
Hubbard: 1-3, 2 BB

Wisconsin prevented the system sweep by beating Clinton, 9-4. Every single member of the starting lineup had at least one hit in support of Harold Williams, who went five innings in earning his first win of the season. Still a close game in the eighth, though, the T'Rats broke out for another three runs, powered by a Robert Hudson RBI single and a two-run double by Casey Craig. Bryan Sabatella chipped in with home run #3, a solo shot in the fourth, while Jeff Flaig put up a three-hit slumpbuster. Notables:

Williams: 5 IP, 4 H, 3 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 6 K
Flaig: 3-4, 1 2B
Sabatella: 2-4, 1 HR
Craig: 2-4, 1 2B
Hudson: 2-5, 1 3B
Valbuena: 1-5
J Hernandez: 1-4, 1 2B
E Hernandez: 1-4, 1 2B

On the docket:

Tacoma: doubleheader, Dorman, Jimenez, 4:05pm PDT
San Antonio: Off
Inland Empire: Nottingham, 7:05pm PDT
Wisconsin: Escalona, 7:05pm PDT