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9/3 Minor League Wrap-Up

This is mostly it.  Yesterday was the final day of the season for the T-Rats, Mavs, DIAMOND JAXX and Rainiers, with only Everett's Aquasox remaining active through tomorrow night.

After Thursday, these will cease for the winter.  Yeah, yeah, winter ball, but winter ball performances mean about as much as 2 hit games by me in softball.  Coverage of the system during the hiatus is best left to J at Mariner Minors, Dave at USSM and Churchill over at Prospect Insider.  Let's leave winter ball coverage to whoever's paying attention and focus on whether or not the guys playing this winter look good in their limited appearances, rather than their small sample size OPS.

On to the last full wrap-up of the season!

a:  Everett 8, Vancouver 5
EVE:  34-40... VAN:  36-37

Doug Salinas:  1.2 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, walk, 3 K
Philip Roy:  4.1 IP, 3 H, walk, 2 K
Brandon McKerney:  1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, hit batter
Aaron Brown:  2 IP, 1 H, 2 walks, 3 K
James Davenport:  3-5, double, 2 R, RBI, K (.232/.313/.323)
Ogui Diaz:  2-5, 2 R, RBI (.228/.255/.324)
Tyson Gillies:  3-4, 2 R, 2 RBI, K, SB

Doug Salinas left Everett in a 3-0 hole after the 1st, but of all people Philip Roy bailed him out and pitched through the 6th without allowing a run, allowing the Aquasox to come back and take a 6-3 lead.  The Canadians got to within 6-5 with a 2 run 7th but the Aquasox added insurance runs in the 8th and 9th.  Unlike the rest of the org, the Aquasox still have two games left.

A:  Wisconsin 1, Kane County 0
WIS:  31-39... KC:  39-31

Fabian Williamson:  6 IP, 3 H, 2 walks, 4 K, hit batter
Family Warrior Harold Williams:  2 IP, 3 walks, K
Tom Ellis:  1 IP
Leury Bonilla:  2-4, double (.258/.283/.375)
Reed Eastley:  2-2, 2 walks (.265/.380/.393)
rest of T-Rats lineup:  3-30, 7 K

Fabian Williamson's cameo with the T-Rats went about as well as he could have hoped for, though the bats managed little themselves, and with a scoreless tie in the bottom 9th, it took pinch runner Calvin Beamon stealing 2nd and taking 3rd on the YIKES AND AWAY throw from catcher Gustavo Rosendo, then scoring on a one out grounder from James McOwen when Rosendo dropped the throw home for the T-Rats to close a rocky season with a 1-0 victory.  Also, the win denied Kane County the chance to net a four way tie for 1st place in their division and force a playoff.

A+:  Lancaster 12, High Desert 4
Mavs:  23-47... Jethawks:  44-26

Chris Tillman:  5 IP, 3 H, 4 ER (HR), 4 walks, 6 K, 2 wild pitches
Ivan Blanco:  1 IP, 3 H, (6 R) 0 ER (HR), 2 walks, K (ERA: 10.72)
Aaron Cotter:  1 IP, 1 H, 2 ER (HR), 2 walks, K
Paul Fagan:  1 IP, K
Nick Allen:  1 IP, K
Casey Craig:  1-5, RBI, 2 K (.304/.391/.474)
Carlos Triunfel:  2-4, R (.288/.333/.356)
Jesus Guzman:  2-4, double, R (.301/.370/.539)
Travis Scott:  1-4, RBI, 2 K (.276/.372/.505)
Matt Mangini:  1-4, double (.226/.304/.403)
Alex Meneses:  1-3, double, R, RBI, walk, K (.176/.317/.216)

There's only one stat in High Desert I know you guys care about, so here it is:

Andy Hargrove's final High A line:  .174/.260/.326
Andy Hargrove's final season line:  .192/.274/.360

The future looks bright in the Hargrove household, and at eateries surrounding the Hargrove family residence in Ohio.

AA:  Chattanooga 7, West Tenn 5
WTN:  29-40... CHA:  38-32

Justin Thomas:  7 IP, 8 H, (5 R) 2 ER, walk, 6 K
Juan Sandoval:  2 IP, 2 H, 2 ER (HR)...

... wait a minute.  This was the box score from yesterday!  It turns out they played this game so early that they posted that day's game on the front page and I, having never noticed, thought it was yesterday's game.  Well, anyway, DIAMOND JAXX lose, thhhhhhhhhhhhe DIAMOND JAXX lose.

AAA:  Tacoma 5, Colorado Springs 2
TAC:  68-76... CSP:  69-75

Cha Seung Baek:  4 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 2 walks, 3 K, 75 pitches, 49 strikes
Jon Huber:  1 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, K
Juan Doñe:  3 IP, 2 H, 3 K
Cesar Jimenez:  1 IP
Nick Green:  3-4, R, walk, SB (.337/.385/.600)
Jeremy Reed:  3-4, double, R, RBI, SB #14 (.300/.354/.432)
Bryan LaHair:  2-5, 2 R, RBI (.275/.332/.431)
Ronnie Prettyman:  3-4, double, solo HR, 2 RBI (.274/.314/.423)
Oswaldo Navarro:  1-4, RBI (.249/.309/.323)

Closing day was a harbinger of the future in Tacoma, as Ronnie Prettyman had a big 3 hit day, including a solo bomb, in a Rainiers win.  Also, Nick Green sealed the deal on his team lead in OPS, AVG, OBP (min 100 PA) and SLG.  Cameron and Jeff think Nick Green is still worthless.  Churchill says Green is scorching outside pitches with his bat like he never has before.  I say bring this guy up, give Jose Lopez some rest, and let's see once and for all if Nick Green can deliver.