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4/5 Minor League Wrap-Up

If the last two days weren't proof that God likes to piss on the Mariners, two of the five scheduled games today got rained out.  And one of the games that was played today were a product of rain that washed out one of these team's season openers.

You'll like the results of the doubleheader, which featured the debut of one of the M's top prospects.  You're probably not going to like the other game, unless you have any sort of interest in counting Jose Yepez's strikeouts.

On to the wrap-up!

A:  They played two in Appleton, and game one featured the debut of last year's top draft pick.

Game 1:  Wisconsin 2, Quad Cities 0, 7 innings

Phillipe Aumont:  4 IP, 0 H, walk, 4 K
Michael Pineda:  2 IP, 3 H, walk, K
Bryan Harris:  1 IP
Gavin Dickey:  1-3, RBI, walk
Alex Liddi:  1-3, double, R
Blake Ochoa:  1-3, double, RBI, K

Nobody on Quad Cities got a thing from Phillipe Aumont in his debut, except for that one walk and the first batter reaching on an Alex Liddi error, but whatever.  Aumont K'd the side after that first batter reached, and the Bandits' best chance at hitting Aumont came in the 2nd, but both line drives off the Quebecois found fielders for outs.

Groundballs:  5
Flyballs:  1
Line Drives:  3
Walks:  1
Strikeouts:  4

Michael Pineda is no Aumont, but he held the fort, and got credit for the win simply by being the pitcher of record after the 5th.  The T-Rats snuck home a run in the 3rd on a Gavin Dickey bunt single, and Blake Ochoa doubled home a run in the 4th.  It was all they needed.

Game 2:  Wisconsin 2, Quad Cities 0, 7 innings

That score is not a misprint.  The 2nd game had the exact same score as the 1st.

Donald Hume:  5 IP, 1 H, 2 walks, 5 K, wild pitch
Travis Mortimore:  1 IP, K
Shawn Kelley:  1 IP, 2 K
Daniel Carroll:  1-4, SB
Alex Liddi:  0-3, K
Alex Meneses:  1-3, double, R, 2 K

The Bandits wasted a 9 K performance by Nicholas Addinton, by allowing the fatal run in the 5th after an Alex Meneses double allowed Eddy Hernandez to cash him in on a groundout.  Joe Dunigan singled in the 6th and cashed in another run after taking home on a throwing error off Gerardo Avila's single.

Donald Hume followed up Aumont's performance with a dominating one hit outing himself over 5 innings.  In fact, his hit, a 5th inning double to Domnit Bolivar, would be the only hit he or any of the T-Rats allowed, and the closest the Bandits came to scoring.  A wild pitch by Hume put Bolivar on 3rd, but he struck out Charlie Pelt and got Jose Garcia to fly out to escape damage.  That said, he did give up a lot of fly balls and a couple of sharp line drives, though all but one found gloves instead of grass, dirt or the seats.

Groundballs:  2
Flyballs:  7
Line Drives:  2
Walks:  2
Strikeouts:  5

A+:  Lancaster 14, High Desert 8

Juan Zapata:  4 IP, 4 H, (8 R) 2 ER (2 HR), 2 walks, 2 K
Harold Williams:  1 IP, 4 H, (4 R) 3 ER, 2 walks, 2 K
Austin Bibens-Dirkx:  2 IP, 1 H, 1 ER (HR), walk, 2 K
Nick Hill:  2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 walks, 3 K
Greg Halman:  2-5, double, R, RBI, 2 K
Carlos Triunfel:  1-5, R, RBI, SB
Johan Limonta:  2-5, double, RBI
Chris Minaker:  3-5, 2 doubles, 2 R
Carlos Peguero:  3-4, double, solo HR, 2 RBI, K
Jose Yepez:  0-4, 4 K: The Golden Sombrero
Matt Mangini:  2-4, 2 run HR, RBI single, K

The Mavs exploded for 6 runs in the 2nd, but Juan Zapata got destroyed in the 4th, again in the 5th before getting lifted for Family Warrior Harold Williams, who himself got bombed with the help of errors by Johan Limonta at 1B and Carlos Peguero in RF.  Williams came back out for the 6th and needed no help getting bombed for two more runs on two walks and two singles before getting lifted for AB-D, who allowed one of Williams' runners to score before getting out of the jam.

By the time the dust cleared after 6, Lancaster had a 12-7 lead, more than enough to take the ballgame.  Here's a breakdown of Zapata's at bats.

Meatballs:  All of them

AA:  West Tenn and Jacksonville's game got rained out.  They'll see about getting it in tomorrow.

AAA:  And look at that... Sacramento and Tacoma also got rained out.  Isn't this an anticlimatic ending to the wrap-up?  They'll play two tomorrow.