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6/24 Minor League Wrap-Up

Today, I actually fill in the blanks for last night's games along with providing stat lines, for a change. You'll get recaps with most of the stats today (the DSL and VSL are stats only), though most will be brief... with one very notable exception. You'll know once you get there.

On to the wrap-up!

(Monday and Tuesday's Wrap-Ups will get filled in one of these days, I assure you.)


VENEZUELA~! VSL Pirates 3, VSL Mariners 2, 11 innings
VSLMs: 22-14... VSL Pirates: 24-12
(League: 262/341/361... 3.73 ERA)

Erasmo Ramirez: 7 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, walk, 5 K, 2 balks (7 GS+2, 3.46 ERA, 39 IP, 2 HR, 9/31 BB/K)
Yoervis Medina: 3.1 IP, 5 H, 1 ER (HR), K (9 app, 2.35 ERA, 23 IP, 1 HR, 4/15 BB/K)
Roberto Velasquez: 2-6, R (327/444/409)
Yidid Batista: 1-4, RBI (268/316/307)
Jetsy Extrano: 1-5, double (248/317/352)
Mario Yepez: 2-5 (346/403/492)
Michael Acevedo: 1-5, double (269/350/387)
Larry Gonzalez: 3-5, double, R (304/360/391)

Dominican: DSL Mariners 9, DSL AthleticsUno 4
DSLMs: 15-4... DSLA1s: 6-3
(League: 232/336/322... 3.71 ERA)

Ambioris Hidalgo: 4 IP, 4 H, (3 R) 2 ER (HR), walk, K, wild pitch (3 GS +3, 4.02 ERA, 15.2 IP, 3 HR, 8/11 BB/K)
Juan Franco: 2 IP, 1 H, K
Fello Yan: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, walk
Gregorio Aquino: 1 IP, K (5 app, 6.75 ERA, 5.1 IP, 6/6 BB/K)
Joan Vizcaino: 1 IP, K
Janelfry Zorrilla: double
Ameilis Carvajal: 2-5, 2 doubles, R, 2 RBI, K (205/396/308)
Hassiel Jimenez: 1-4, RBI, walk, K (386/481/455)
Hector Mercedes: 1-4, R, RBI (318/412/477)
Mario Flores: 1-3, solo HR, 2 walks (333/482/429)
Bertin Sanon: 3-3, double, solo HR, 3 R, 3 RBI

Rk: AZL: Mariners 9, Rangers 1
(League: 242/334/369... 3.64 ERA)

Colin Buckborough: 5 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 3 walks, 4 K, 2 wild pitches
Richard Ortiz: 3 IP, 2 walks, 2 K, hit batter
Eddy Hernandez: 1 IP, 1 H, K, wild pitch
Daniel Carroll?: 0-5, 3 K
Gabriel Noriega: 3-5, R, K
Alfredo Mateo: 3-4, double, 3 run HR, 3 R, walk
Robert Rodriguez: 3-5, triple, 2 R, K
Terry Serrano: 1-4, double, R, 3 RBI, 3 K
Fernando Encarnacion: 1-4, double, 2 RBI, walk
Cesar Fuentes: 1-3, RBI, walk

Colin Buckborough's debut wasn't bad, but was a little wild. No problem, though, as the AZLMs pounded away at the Rookie Rangers and staked him to a 6-1 lead once he left, a lead that grew with a 3 run 7th.

Rk+: Pulaski 4, Burlington Royals 3
(League: 259/335/388... 4.20 ERA)

Jose Jimenez: 5 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 4 K
Blake Nation: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, walk, K, balk, hit batter
Stephen Penney: 1 IP, K
Jeff Dunbar: 1 IP
Mario Martinez: 2-4, R, RBI
Kris Sanchez: 1-4, 2 run HR

This was another Pulaski comeback. Converted closer Jose Jimenez was fine, but left the team in a 2-0 hole that became 3-0 off reliever Blake Nation. But Guy Welsh's flyout brought in Jose Rivero in the 8th to make it 3-1, and Mario Martinez lined a single to cash in a run with two outs before Kris Sanchez went deep to give the PMs a 4-3 lead! Jeff Dunbar got three quick groundouts in the bottom 9th for his 2nd save.

A-: Everett 5, Boise 4

Doug Salinas: 5.1 IP, 4 H, (2 R) 1 ER, 2 walks, 6 K, hit batter
Philip Hann: 2.2 IP, 3 H, (2 R) 1 ER, 3 K
Eddy Fernandez: 1 IP, 2 K
Welington Dotel: 2-4, K
Luis Nuñez: 2-4, K
Nate Tenbrink: 1-4, 2 R, RBI, K
Manny Pimentel: 2-4, solo HR, 2 R, K
Travis Howell: 2-4, 2 doubles, walk, K
Kevin Reynolds: 2-4, 2 RBI, walk, K

De facto ace Doug Salinas worked an effective 5 innings, but Philip Hann gave up a run in the 6th, 7th and 8th innings to allow Boise to tie the game at 4. Fortunately, the Aquasox pulled off a 9th inning special, as Luis Nuñez smoked a grounder into left to lead off and got very lucky when Nate Tenbrink and Manny Pimentel both sac bunted... and got on anyway thanks to poor defensive planning by Boise. Travis Howell's grounder did not get the run in, instead producing a 6-2-3 double play... but the Human Temp Agency, Kevin Rynolds, smoked a grounder into left to bring in Tenbrink for the winning run!

A: Cedar Rapids 6, Wisconsin 2
(League: 249/321/368... 3.59 ERA)

Edward Paredes: 5 IP, 4 H, (3 R) 2 ER (HR), 2 walks, 6 K, hit batter (14 GS +1, 4.59 ERA, 66.2 IP, 7 HR, 30/49 BB/K)
Natividad Dilone: two outs, 2 H, 1 ER, walk
Johnny DuRocher: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, walk, 2 K, hit batter
Keith Meyer: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER (HR), walk, 2 K (21 app, 3.49 ERA, 28.1 IP, 4 HR, 13/30 BB/K)
Edilio Colina: 1-4, double, R, RBI, K (295/366/379)
Ronald Garth: 1-3, double, RBI (250/305/375)

Edward Paredes had an up and down outing, but with the T-Rats bats mostly silent again, he needed to be better. He did keep the T-Rats in the game, but the bullpen had a rough go of it, including the debuting Back QB Johnny DuRocher, who apparently was just test driving the rookie ranks before coming up to A ball.

A+: The Mavs remain on their All Star Break and resume play Thursday in Rancho Cucamonga.

AA: Tennessee 12, West Tenn 5
(League: 261/341/394... 4.18 ERA)

Doug FISTER: 4.1 IP, 11 H, (7 R) 6 ER, 2 K (16 GS, 4.48 ERA, 88.1 IP, 8 HR, 35/67 BB/K)
Brodie Downs: 3 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 2 K (26 app, 4.40 ERA, 45 IP, 3 HR, 19/31 BB/K)
Nick Hill: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 4 ER (HR), walk, K
Roman Martinez: one out, 1 H (21 app, 4.97 ERA, 25.1 IP, 1 HR, 14/20 BB/K)
Mike Wilson: 1-3, 2 run HR, walk, K (266/352/541)
Greg Halman: 2-4, 2 run HR, K
Matt Mangini: 1-4, RBI, K (217/242/233)

Another bleh game for THE FIST in an embattled season leaves the DIAMOND JAXX in 7-3 hole after 5. West Tenn did get a 2 run bomb from Greg Freaking Halman in the 6th to make it 8-5, but Military man Nick Hill made a less-than-stellar AA debut in the 9th and got rocked, putting the game out of reach.

AAA: Tacoma 4, Portland 2
TAC: 40-38... POR: 40-37
(League: 273/345/433... 4.70 ERA)

Andrew Baldwin: 8 IP, 3 H, 1 ER (HR), 3 walks, 5 K, hit batter (11 GS +5, 5.51 ERA, 67 IP, 5 HR, 23/41 BB/K)
Cesar Jimenez: two outs, 2 H, 1 ER (27 app, 3.82 ERA, 35.1 IP, 3 HR, 8/44 BB/K)
Jared Baek Bait Wells: one out, 1 H, walk (30 app, 5.58 ERA, 30.2 IP, 1 HR, 19/28 BB/K)
Victor Diaz: 1-4, double, RBI, K (301/380/498)
Bryan LaHair: 2-3, double, RBI, walk (254/345/460)
WLAD: 1-3, solo HR, walk (227/327/523)
Shawn Garrett: 2-4, double, R, K (287/326/419)
Rob Johnson: 2-4, 2 doubles, RBI (267/331/390)

Justin Huber: Huh?
Phat Andy 22: CAN IT BOY
Justin Huber: [gets plunked]
Phat Andy 22: That's for sucking, and hating on the Phatman.
Jared Wells: Oh no not this shit again
Justin Huber: I DON'T SUCK

Jared Wells: Every single time-
Phat Andy: What's the matter, Bait? The life of a Playa Ta Be Named Lata getting you down?
Jared Wells: It's just that every time you pitch a good game, you have to do your stupid ass Vanilla Ice impression in that stupid blog hack's Wrap-Up, all because of that one time the DIAMOND JAXX forced you to do that stupid rap in that stupid commercial.
Phat Andy: Take some swings, take some hacks, Bait. You got a problem with my phat rhyme?
Jared Wells: Your rhyme ain't "phat," Baldwin. It's actually terrible.
Jared Wells: PCL hitters hate on the Phatman.
Phat Andy: WHAT
Jared Wells: Don't you lead the team in runs allowed?
Joe Woerman: Actually, I think that's me
Jared Wells: CAN IT, E.T.
Joe Woerman:
Jared Wells: Just pitch a good game without doing your bad Eminem impression for a change.
Phat Andy: Playa, try getting an out or two without putting the tying run on base for a change.
Jared Wells: WHAT

Phat Andy: Phone home, Joe Woerman, because Baek Bait's talking smack
He's jealous that the Phatman shut down teams back to back
He wishes that he had the stuff to back up his smack
And that his ass was worth more than Cha Freaking Baek
But check this out: go figure that Baek Bait is in my face
When it was HIS suck pitch going all over the place
Bottom 9th, 4-1 lead, and he only needs one out
Cesar left two guys on base, but this should be no doubt
But the batter smokes one to the corner, bringing in a run
And now it's 4-2 Rainiers, in a game that should be done-

Phat Andy: Shawn's a scrappy scapegoat
For this baiting turncoat
Who walked the next batter, loading bases like a goat

Phat Andy:  Antonelli smacks a suck pitch with everything he's got
And my great game's down the crapper if this ball isn't caught
But that rookie Michael Saunders, he's lightning fast like Rickey
He's used to catching flyballs like the pitcher's R.A. Dickey
He camps right under it, and puts it in his glove
For him I'm truly grateful, but for Baek Bait, there's no love
Jared Wells: BITE ME
Phat Andy: In the ass like your fastball does?
Jared Wells: [ATTACKS]

Groundballs: 3
Flyballs: 14 (1 HR)
Line Drives: 2
Pop Ups: 2
Walks: 3 (plus 1 hit batter)
Strikeouts: 5