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8/14 Minor League Wrap-Up

I admit it, I have Lookout Landing Baseball Mogul Online fever!  Bretticus and Goose talked me into it, and I'm glad I paid the $5 a month to jump in.  You'd think a fictive baseball sim wouldn't engross you this much, but it does, and I've enjoyed spending a fictional offseason destroying ERRRR rebuilding the Kansas City organization.

They're stil looking for people to participate, so if you've got $5 a month to burn and have the time or inclination to try and outsmart your fellow Mariner fans in the fictive BMO baseball universe, go for it.

If not, that's cool, but I figured you'd need some explanation as to how I could handle yesterday's horible game or why this wrap-up is so late.

And hey, Mom, sorry I haven't called back.  I'm doing good.  I'll call back soon.

I also found an updated, extensive Mariners pitching prospect list. I'll list the notable bottom entries:


  1.  Bob Fontaine's doctor
  2.  that insurance guy who throws batting practice
  3.  The long deceased corpse of Cy Young
  4.  any Safeco usher
  5.  that hobo in SODO who likes to puke special sauce on the table at Jack in the Box
  6.  Horacio Ramirez
  7.  Gomez
On to the wrap-up, complete with trite, 1-2 line recaps for efficiency!

Dominican:  AthleticsDos 7, Mariners 1
DSLM's:  32-24... DSLA2's:  8-49

Jose Perdomo:  1.2 IP, 2 H, (2 R) 1 ER, 2 walks, 2 K
Angel Echevarria:  2.1 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, walk, 2 K, wild pitch
Tony Bremon:  4 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, walk, 6 K, wild pitch
Amelis Carvajal:  1-4, double, R, K
rest of DSLM's lineup:  2-27, 3 walks, 5 K

This is like losing to the Royals.

Arizona:  Mariners 14, Padres 4
AZLM's:  8-8... Hated Rivals:  6-9

Fabian Williamson:  5 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 2 walks, 4 K
Carlos Javier:  1 IP, walk, K (2007 debut)
Gregory Moviel:  no outs recorded, 1 H, 3 ER, 3 walks, wild pitch, hit batter (ERA: 27.00 in 5 innings)
Michael Renfree:  2 IP, 1 H, 2 K
Travis Mortimore:  1 IP
Tyson Gillies:  3-4, double, 3 R, 2 RBI, walk (.190/.309/.241)
Anthony Phillips:  1-5, 3 R, RBI, walk, 2 K (.305/.402/.316)
Daniel Carroll:  1-4, R, RBI, walk, 2 K (.318/.419/.401)
Brandon McConnell:  3-6, 2 R, 2 RBI (.253/.337/.368)
Guy Welsh:  2-6, R, 2 RBI, 2 K (.224/329/.254)
Alfredo Mateo:  1-2, R, RBI, walk (.283/.353/.383)
Brandon Fromm:  2-3, 2 doubles (.218/.302/.355)
Maximo Mendez:  2-5, double, solo HR, 2 K (.252/.373/.435)

Rip city, baby.  Rip city.  Gregory Moviel was only brought in to pitch out of sympathy for the lowly rookie leaguers of our hated rivals.

a:  Salem-Keizer 1, Everett 0, 12 rather miserable innings
EVE:  23-32... S-K:  45-10

Alfredo Venegas:  2.1 IP, 3 H, K
Nick Hill:  4.2 IP, 2 H, 2 K
Aaron Brown:  2.1 IP, 2 H, walk, 4 K
Brandon McKerney:  2.2 IP, 1 H, (1 R) 0 ER, walk, K
Joe Dunigan:  2-5, 2 K (.220/.274/.295)
rest of Aquasox lineup:  3-35, 17 K

In yesterday's FSN Banner Bank Building to the Future segment, the network whose role it is to cover the Mariners focused on... the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, the Short Season A Ball affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, and S-K's 45-10 record.  Not a word was said about the Mariners NWL affiliate, the Everett Aquasox.  No further comment.

A:  West Michigan 6, Wisconsin 3, 11 innings
WIS:  20-30... WMI:  34-17

Keith Renaud:  5 IP, 3 H, (1 R) 0 ER, walk, 4 K, wild pitch
Justin Souza:  2 IP, 1 H, (2 R) 1 ER (HR), 2 K
Joe Kantakevich:  2 IP, 4 K
Michael Wagner:  1.2 IP, 1 H, 2 ER, walk (intentional), 3 K
Steven Richard:  one out, 1 H, (1 R) 0 ER
Gavin Dickey:  2-5, 2 run HR, K (.219/.273/.383)
Alex Liddi:  1-5, double (.235/.304/.385)
Ronald Garth:  1-4, double, 2 K (.261/.325/.504)
Kuo Hui Lo:  1-4, triple, R, 2 K (.286/.359/.414)
James McOwen:  2-4, double, RBI, K (.268/.284/.309)
Blake Ochoa:  2-4, R, 2 K

Michael Wagner can't pitch everyday, guys.  Well, he can, but like any other pitcher, he gets tired, and once he's out of gas, you may as well send the BP pitcher out there.

A+:  Bakersfield 10, High Desert 2
Mavs:  19-33... Blazé:  21-30

Juan Zapata:  5.1 IP, 9 H, 6 ER (HR), 2 walks, 6 K
Jose Escalona:  2.2 IP, 4 H, (4 R) 1 ER, 3 walks, 2 K
Ivan Blanco:  1 IP, K (ERA: 12.89)
Carlos Triunfel:  1-2, double, R, 2 walks, K (.309/.356/.362)
Jesus Guzman:  1-4, 2 run HR, K (.292/.365/.522)
Johan Limonta:  1-3, double, 2 K (.311/.378/.489)

JESUS HAS RISEN for his 20th home run of the season, but before that, Juan Zapata's luck had run out and he became the latest Mavs SP to get bombed.  To his credit, he at least pitched into the 6th having only allowed 3 runs before his fatal 6th inning.

AA:  Huntsville 13, West Tenn 6
WTNL  19-32... HUNT:  32-19

Travis Chick:  5 IP, 7 H, 7 ER (HR), 3 walks, 7 K
Chris Jakubauskas:  2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 walks, K
Craig James:  2 IP, 5 H, (5 R) 4 ER (HR), walk, 2 K
Michael Wilson:  1-5, 2 run HR, 3 K (.170/.258/.340)
Marshall Hubbard:  2-3, double, 2 R, 2 walks (.259/.350/.420)
Matt Tuiasosopo:  1-2, R, 3 walks (.272/.388/.409)
Jeff Frazier:  1-5, double, 2 RBI, K (.230/.291/.304)
Luis Oliveros:  2-3, solo HR, walk (.268/.309/.373)

The Stars have gotten a lot better in this 2nd half and it showed yesterday, as they staked themselves to a 7-5 lead, and then ran off with it with 6 runs in the final 3 frames.

Also, the M's decided High Desert was too easy for Jeff Frazier, and recalled him to West Tenn.  Expect him to poke a big hit every now and then and disappear 80% of the time the rest of the way, much like Michael Wilson, now batting 3rd in what appears to be an effort by the DIAMOND JAXX to get him the Southern League record for Most Horrible Looking Outs In a Season.

AAA: An anticlimactic finish!  Tacoma's game in Fresno was postponed due to rain.