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5/4 Minor League Wrap-Up

I'm not gonna ask about this afternoon.  Several of my previous wrap-ups, including the one I posted this morning and Saturday morning, are gone, and will hopefully be restored.  Thankfully, I save text files of basically all of these, so, worst case scenario, I just repost them at an odd hour and they're there again.

Meanwhile, there was a lot of offense today, so a lot of guys got some good hacks and production.

On to the wrap-up!

A:  Great Lakes 4, Wisconsin 2
WIS:  10-16... GL:  15-13

Juan Ramirez:  6.1 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, walk, 9 K
Jacob Wild:  two outs, walk, 2 wild pitch
Bryan Harris:  1 IP, K
Edilio Colina:  1-4, RBI, walk, K (318/357/424)
Gavin Dickey:  1-4, double
Joe Dunigan:  4-4, 2 doubles, R, RBI (213/318/413)
Maximo Mendez:  1-3, double, walk

The Loons eked out a 2-1 lead through 6, but an Edilio Colina single knocked in the tying run in the top 7th.  It wouldn't last long, as Travis Vetters (222/250/259) and Preston Mattingly (204/219/301) chased Juan Ramirez with singles to re-take the lead.  Other than that, Ramirez was mostly dominant.

Groundballs:  10 (plus 2 bunts)
Flyballs:  2
Line Drives:  1
Walks:  1
Strikeouts:  9

A+:  Lake Elsinore 13, High Desert 11
Mavs:  15-16... Lake:  17-14

Kyle Parker:  5.1 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, walk, 3 K
David Asher:  two outs, 3 H, 3 ER, hit batter
Juan Zapata:  1 IP, 1 H, 2 ER, 2 walks
Joe Kantakevich:  no outs recorded, 5 H, 5 ER (HR)
Jose Escalona:  1 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, K
Kuo Hui Lo:  2-6, solo HR, 2 RBI, K (219/272/333)
Carlos Triunfel:  4-5, 3 doubles, 2 R, RBI (234/280/333)
Chris Minaker:  1-4, R, RBI, walk, K (301/323/504)
Carlos Peguero:  2-5, 2 R, RBI (281/304/471)
Johan Limonta:  2-3, double, 2 run HR, 2 R, 2 walks (319/414/496)
Greg Halman:  2-5, RBI, K, SB #12 (264/316/446)
Jose Yepez:  1-5, R, RBI, 2 K

FINALLY the offense shows up in Lake Elsinore.  The Mavs built an 8-2 lead (4 of those runs came in the 1st) on Lake as Kyle Parker rebounded from a bleh outing to
give the Mavs a... less bleh outing, over 5 innings.

Groundballs:  9
Flyballs:  7
Line Drives:  2
Pop Ups:  2
Walks:  1
Strikeouts:  3

And then the fireworks began.  With two outs, David Asher plunked Robert Perry. 

Then Jesus Lopez (247/290/306) singled and Cedric Hunter (317/400/375) doubled to cash in a run, 8-3, and put runners at scoring position.  Rayner Contreras (298/450/319) singled to center to cash both runners in and it was 8-5.

Leury "Latin Campaneris" Bonilla watch: started today at 1B while the usual 1B, Johan Limonta, DH'd.  With a runner on in the top 7th and tow out, Leury smoked a grounder up the middle to kick off a string of four consecutive singles (Jose Yepez, Kuo Hui Lo and Triunfel had the others), which produced three mothersmurfing runs to stretch the lead back out to 11-5.

But Juan Zapata walked the first two batters he faced in the bottom 7th, and Robert Perry eventually doubled them in with two out to make it 11-7 before getting thrown out trying for 3rd.

Joe Kantakevich came on, faced 5 batters and retired none of them.  Jesus Lopez doubled, Cedric Hunter singled, Rayner Contreras beat out a comebacker, Eric Sogard singled to make it 11-8 and keep them loaded... and Sam Carter hit a grand slam to give Lake the 12-11 leda before JK got the hook.  Jose Escalona had a lot of trouble with Lake himself, but only allowed one more run to score before escaping.

There would be no rally.

AA:  The DIAMOND JAXX had the day off.  There are home to face the Mississippi AA Braves in a 5 game series.  Mississippi is 9-21 and dead last in the Southern League in batting average (.220) and only ahead of Birmingham in OPS, but 2nd in triples with 11.  Their best hitters are 1B Greg Creek (295/376/477) and OF Matt Young (295/385/400)... and last year's nemesis, 2B Diory Hernandez (286/341/429) is still ahnging around.  Their 5.15 team ERA is only better than Montgomery, but their 303 hits allowed and 1.57 team WHIP are the worst in the league.  The one SP to look out for is Todd Redmond, who has a 3.75 ERA after 6 starts on 3 walks and 26 K over 36 IP... but the others blow.  Given this is a 5 game set, the DIAMOND JAXX will see him.

Basically, the AA Braves aren't too good this year and there's no reason West Tenn shouldn't have a great series against these guys.

AAA:  Tacoma 10, Oklahoma 4
TAC:  15-14... OKL:  20-11

Sean White:  5 IP, 10 H, (4 R) 3 ER, 3 K
Philip Barzilla:  2 IP, walk, K
Potatoes:  2 IP, 3 K
Tug Hulett:  2-5, double, 3 run HR, K (157/259/275)
Matt Tuiasosopo:  2-4, double, R, RBI, walk (256/330/373)
Jeremy Reed:  0-4, walk (369/431/573)
Bryan LaHair:  3-5, triple, solo HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, K (305/392/610)
Yung Chi Chen:  1-5, R, RBI, 2 K (256/347/291)
Charlton Jimerson:  3-4, double, 2 R, K (277/277/508)
Shawn Garrett:  2-4, double, R, 2 RBI, K (3rd game with Rainiers)
Rob Johnson:  1-3, R, RBI, walk (244/310/267)
Oswaldo Navarro:  2-4, R (281/405/359)

The Redhawks had a 3-0 lead early, but the Rainiers blew up and took a 7-4 lead before Sean White's exit.  White was throwing strikes but getting squared up quite a bit, and this could have been a lot worse.

Groundballs:  9
Flyballs:  3
Line Drives:  9
Walks:  0
Strikeouts:  3

Bryan LaHair's leadoff triple in the 7th sparked a 2 run rally cashed in by singles from Yung Chi Chen and Rob Johnson.  Tui's double in the bottom 8th led to a run off a Bryan LaHair two out single.

Tuglett's HR tonight was his 1st of the season.

And THAT's more like it, Potatoes.  With the way he's been scuffling, Eric O'Flaherty needed an outing like tonight in the worst way.