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5/18 Minor League Wrap-Up



On to the wrap-up!


VENEZUELA~!  The VSLM's and the rest of the Venezuelan Summer League always take Sunday off.


Jorge Agudelo:  421/577/526
Rigoberto Rangel:  375/483/458
Roberto Velasquez:  368/538/684


Kenny Hart:  2-19, 5 K
Reynaldo Sabala:  5.2 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 2 hit batters, walk, 3 K, 6.35 ERA
Kervin Montbrum:  3 IP, 8 H, (5 R) 4 ER, 3 walks, 2 K, 12.00 ERA

A:  Kane County 4, Wisconsin 0
WIS:  19-20... KC: 26-14

Phillipe Aumont!:  4.2 IP, 4 H, (2 R) 1 ER, 2 walks, 3 K, 2 wild pitches (8 app, 2 GS, 1.07 ERA, 25.1 IP, 1 HR, 8/26 BB/K)
Keith Meyer:  2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 walks, 3 K, wild pitch (10 app, 2.89 ERA, 18.2 IP, 2 HR, 8/19 BB/K)
Jose Escalona:  1.1 IP, walk, K
Robert Harmon:  1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, K, wild pitch, hit batter (10 app, 3 GS, 11.74 ERA, 15.1 IP, 2 HR, 12/15 BB/K)
Ronald Garth:  2-3, K (238/312/333)
rest of T-Rats lineup:  2-27, 11 K

Phillipe Aumont made his 2nd start of the year, and a big step considering his 1st was an emergency fill-in start in a doubleheader, and it wasn't bad, though with the offense getting four hit by Scott Mitchinson (7 GS, 1.91 ERA, 42.1 IP, 1 HR, 7/44 BB/K) and Charles Kerfoot (in only his 3rd appearance for Kane County), Aumont didn't have much of a chance at a win even if he threw a shutout.  So even with an erratic 1st inning, Aumont still pitched a solid game, facing the entire lineup twice plus a batter.

Groundballs:  8
Flyballs:  5
Line Drives:  1
Walks:  2
Strikeouts:  3

A+:  Rancho Cucamonga 6, High Desert 5
Mavs:  19-25... Quakes:  18-26

Keith Renaud:  5 IP, 5 H, (5 R) 3 ER, 2 walks, 3 K
Aaron Cotter:  1 IP, K
Bryan Harris:  1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, K
Shawn Kelley:  1 IP, 1 H, walk, K
Leury Bonilla:  1-3, double, 2 RBI
Greg Halman:  2-4, double, 2 run HR, 2 R
rest of Mavs lineup:  0-22, 3 R, 4 walks, 6 K

Keith Renaud sucked, but despite the Mavs having little to nothing from the bats, they someone launched a comeback.  First of all, Renaud cruised through the first 3 innings, and then couldn't hold it together after that.  I think he may need to take a step back towards Wisconsin and work on facing a lineup 3 times without trouble, because I'm seeing a pattern.

Groundballs:  6 (plus 1 bunt)
Flyballs:  2
Line Drives:  3
Pop Ups:  5
Walks:  2
Strikeouts:  3

Down 5-0, the Mavs finally got going in the 7th inning.  Chris Minaker walked with one out, then with two outs, Greg Halman crapped all over a suck pitch for his 11th home run of the year to cut it to 5-2.

Bryan Harris did allow another run in the bottom 7th, but after a Korey Feiner walk (yeah, he's back down from Tacoma), Ogui Diaz and Anthony Phillips watched strikeouts before Jamie McOwen grounded to short and watched PJ Phillips muff it to put him on.  Leury "Latin Campaneris" Bonilla Watch: starting at 3B in lieu of the resting Matt Mangini, Leury doubled home both runners to cut the lead to 6-4.  Chris Minaker did draw a walk after, but Carlos Peguero struck out to end the threat.

Greg Halman led off the 9th with a double, and Erick Monzon bunted him to 3rd for one out before he scored on a Korey Feiner groundout, 2 outs.  Travis Scott pinch hit for Ogui Diaz... and struck out to end the game.

AA:  West Tenn 7, Mobile 6
WTN:  27-16... MOB:  18-25

Denny Stark:  7 IP, 2 H, 3 walks, 5 K (3 GS, 17.1 IP, 1 HR, 8/9 BB/K)
Marwin Vega:  1.2 IP, 3 H, (6 R) 4 ER, 3 walks, 2 K, hit batter (10 app, 7.13 ERA, 24 IP, 2 HR, 21/13 BB/K)
Brodie Downs:  one out (14 app, 4.66 ERA, 19.1 IP, 1 HR, 9/14 BB/K)
Luis Valbuena:  1-1, R, left game early ?! (325/404/488)
Prentice Redman:  2-4, 2 doubles, R, RBI, K (259/377/452)
Johan Limonta:  2-3, 2 doubles, R, RBI, walk
Mike Wilson:  2-4, 2 run HR, 2 run HR, K (234/333/511)
Jose Yepez?!:  2-3, double, walk
Mark Kiger:  2-4, RBI (201/355/258)

The DIAMOND JAXX blew up for 4 runs in the 1st and that surprisingly was all Denny Stark needed, as the 3rd time was the charm for the 33 year old retread.  He gave the DIAMOND JAXX seven shutout innings and never once got into any serious trouble.  If this is the guy Denny Stark thought he could be when he came back, then maybe the old man has a future in this business after all.

Groundballs:  11
Flyballs:  3
Line Drives:  1
Pop Ups:  1
Walks:  3
Strikeouts:  5

Mike Wilson, who had a 2 run bomb in that 1st inning barrage, hit ANOTHER 2 run bomb in the 6th to make it 6-0.  The debuting Jose Yepez, the replacement to the promoted Luis Oliveros, doubled in the 8th after Ronnie Prettyman had singled, and Prettyman eventually scored on a groundout.

They needed every run they got, because Mobile launched a furious 6 run rally in the 9th against Marwin Vegaand Brodie Downs.  In Brodie's case, twice in a row after he came in, he got supposed game ending groundouts, only to watch Mark Kiger and Ronnie Prettyman, respectively, flub them to let in runs.  Finally, with runners on 1st and 2nd, two out, and the score 7-6 West Tenn, Bryan Byrne grounded to 2nd and Jeff Dominguez FINALLY put the batter away to end this ballgame.

AAA:  Tucson 4, Tacoma 2
TAC:  22-20... TUC:  15-29

R.A. Dickey:  7 IP, 6 H, (4 R) 3 ER, 2 walks, 5 K, hit batter
Cesar Jimenez:  1 IP, 1 H, walk, K
Jon Huber:  1 IP
Yung Chi Chen:  1-4, RBI, K
Bryan LaHair:  2-4, K
rest of Rainiers lineup:  2-22, R, 3 walks, 4 walks, 6 K

Looks like the Rainiers were too busy hiding their kids, because Dickey Time allowed 4 early runs, and the Rainiers never got enough going to counter.

Groundballs:  5
Flyballs:  4
Line Drives:  7
Pop Ups:  3 (plus 1 laughable bunt that ended in a 2-3 double play)
Walks:  2 (plus 1 hit batter)
Strikeouts:  5

Also, Rob Johnson does not like Dickey Time: he passed 3 balls in the first 2 innings.

Also, you'll notice the absence of one Jeremy Reed, but that's okay because Jeff Clement will be back tomorrow :`(