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7/6 Minor League Wrap-Up

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It's late, but here you go. Long on numbers, short on description. Gotta go.

On to the wrap-up!

VENEZUELA~! The VSLMs and the VSL always take Sunday off. ¡MUY CALIENTE! and ¡QUE LASTIMA! will have to wait... though it must be noted that none of the hitters at first sight had breakout weeks, but Gerardo Esparza (9 GS +1, 1.07 ERA, 50.2 IP, 1 HR, 15/41 BB/K)

Dominican: DSL Mariners 11, DSL Phillies 9
DSLMs: 21-8... DSL Phillies: 9-18
(League: 233/337/319... 3.70 ERA)

Ambioris Hidalgo: 1.2 IP, 5 H, 7 ER, 2 walks, 3 K, wild pitch, hit batter (5 GS +3, 5.87 ERA, 23 IP, 4 HR, 11/22 BB/K)
Fello Yan: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 3 K (8 app, 5.40 ERA, 11.2 IP, 9/7 BB/K)
Enrique Rosario: 5 IP, 5 H, (2 R) 1 ER, walk, 6 K, wild pitch (6 app, 2.25 ERA, 16 IP, 4/21 BB/K)
Hector Mercedes: 1-2, R, RBI, K (294/405/485)
Mario Flores: 3-4, double, GRAND SLAM, 2 R, 7 RBI (338/470/554)
Axel Wel: pinch RBI double (259/333/296)
Janelfry Zorrilla: 1-4, double, walk, 2 K (151/207/226)
Oliver Garcia: 0-3, sac fly RBI, K
Rey Lebron: 2-4, 2 R, K (255/340/255)

Ambioris Hidalgo got bombed and chased in the 2nd inning, but never fear, as the DSLMs, down 9-2 in the 7th, launched the epic comeback with multiple singles capped by a Hector Mercedes RBI single and then a Mario Flores GRAND SLAM that cut the lead to 9-7.

In the 8th, the DSLMs again loaded the bases from Mario Flores, who then cleared the bases with a double to give the DSLMs a 10-9 lead! In a league with no power like the DSL, 9-2 should be an insurmountable lead, so Mario Flores' two blasts were especially destructive and backbreaking. Axel Wel pinch hit for Rudy van Heydoorn, and blasted a double to right, only his 2nd XBH of the season (54 AB), to cash in pinch runner Bertin Sanon and make it 11-9.

Lost in this was a terrific long relief effort by Enrique Rosario that allowed the DSLMs to stage this comeback in the first place.

Rk-AZL: The AZLMs had Sunday off.

Rk+: They played two in Pulaski!

Game 1: Pulaski 5, Princeton 4, 7 innings

Brooks Mohr: 3 IP, 2 H, (4 R) 0 ER, 3 walks, 3 K, hit batter
Philip Roy: 2 IP, K (6 app, 0 ER, 11.1 IP, 3/11 BB/K)
Jeff Dunbar: 2 IP, 3 K
Mario Martinez: 2-3
Kalian Sams: 1-3, 2 run HR, K
Kris Sanchez: 2-2, double, RBI, walk
Blake Trinkler: 1-3, 2 run HR

The P-Rays took advantage of a Mario Martinez fielding error and wildness from Brooks Mohr to spark a 4 run 3rd and seize a 4-1 lead. Burt Reynolds got Mohr to walk him with the bases loaded to force in a run, Eli Sonoqui knocked home two runs with a lined single, and Mayobanez Acosta singled to bring in Stroker Ace.

But Kalian Sams homered in the 4th with a man on to slice the lead to 4-3 as Philip Roy bailed out Mohr with strong middle relief, and Jeff Dunbar locked down the last two frames. Blake Trinkler jacked a 2 run shot himself in the 6th to give the PMs the lead for good.

(Circumstances now demand I move quickly. Lines only from here on.)

Game 2: Pulaski 11, Princeton 4, 7 innings
PMs: 10-8... PRI: 8-11
(League: 264/339/397... 4.50 ERA)

Kenn Kasparek: 6 IP, 2 H, 1 ER (HR), walk, 9 K
Blake Nation: 1 IP, 3 H, 3 ER (HR), 2 walks
Deybis Benitez: 2-4, double, R, K
Mario Martinez: 1-2, double, 3 R, walk (352/390/549)
Kris Sanchez: 1-2, 3 R, RBI, 2 walks, K (400/492/680)
Guy Welsh: 1-3, 2 run HR, 2 R, walk
Kalian Sams: 1-4, R, 2 RBI, 2 K (233/324/567)
Tommy Johnson: 2-4, double, R, RBI, K
Blake Trinkler: 1-2, double, RBI, walk

A-: Yakima 7, Everett 6
EVE: 8-12... YAK: 9-11
(League: 250/339/354... 3.90 ERA)

Steven Hensley: 3 IP, 3 H, (5 R) 3 ER, 3 walks, 2 K
Doug Salinas: 5 IP, 1 H, (2 R) 0 ER, 3 walks, 6 K, hit batter (3 GS +2, 4.43 ERA, 20.1 IP, 1 HR, 10/19 BB/K)
Philip Hann: 1 IP, K
Kevin Reynolds: 1-5, double, R, K (389/421/514)
Nate Tenbrink: 2-3, double, 2 R, 2 walks (211/311/342)
Dennis Freaking Raben: 2-3, 2 doubles, R, 2 RBI, 2 walks
Travis Howell: 2-5, 3 RBI, K (370/493/500)
George Soto: 3-4, 2 R, triple (175/212/222)
Ryan Royster: 1-4, RBI, K (164/277/200)

I'll interrupt to mention this: Yakima had 4 hits. Everett had 14. The Aquasox also had 4 errors.

A: Beloit 12, Wisconsin 11, 11 innings
WIS: 3-15... BEL: 12-6
(League: 250/321/369... 3.61 ERA)

Michael Pineda: 5.1 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 4 walks, 6 K, 2 wild pitches, balk (11 GS +5, 2.06 ERA, 74.1 IP, 4 HR, 25/60 BB/K)
Keith Meyer: two outs, 3 H, 4 ER, 2 walks, wild pitch (26 app, 4.58 ERA, 35.1 IP, 4 HR, 21/36 BB/K)
Jose Escalona: 1 IP, 4 H, 3 ER (HR), walk (19 app, 6.17 ERA, 23.1 IP, 5 HR, 15/27 BB/K)
Justin Souza: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, K (30 app, 3.69 ERA, 39 IP, 3 HR, 13/40 BB/K)
Robert Harmon: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 walks, 2 K, 2 wild pitches (23 app, 6.48 ERA, 33.1 IP, 3 HR, 24/37 BB/K)
Joe Kantakevich: one out
Alex Meneses: 2-5, double, R, walk (226/317/255)
Edilio Colina: 3-6, double, 2 run HR, 3 R (291/358/392)
Ronald Garth: 3-6, double, solo HR, 3 R, 2 RBI (267/328/418)
Joe Dunigan: 3-5, double, solo HR, 3 R, 3 RBI, walk, K (205/271/361)
Juan Diaz: 2-4, triple, 2 RBI, walk, K (245/288/304)

A+: Inland Empire 6, High Desert 4
Mavs: 8-9... Empire: 11-6
(League: 270/340/404... 4.51 ERA)

Alfredo Venegas: 7 IP, 6 H, 3 ER (HR), walk, 5 K (15 app, 7 GS, 4.10 ERA, 63.2 IP, 5 HR, 18/62 BB/K)
Steve Uhlmansiek: 1 IP, 2 H, 3 ER (HR), 2 walks, K (21 app, 3.57 ERA, 22.2 IP, 2 HR, 13/17 BB/K)
Carlos Peguero: 1-4, double, R, 2 RBI (292/309/461)
Chris Minaker: 1-4, RBI, K (293/326/448)
Ronnie Prettyman: 3-4, double, R
Jamie McOwen: 0-3, sac fly RBI, 2 K (255/309/359)

AA: Montgomery 3, West Tenn 1
WTN: 6-13... MTG: 8-11
(League: 262/341/395... 4.18 ERA)

Brodie Downs: 6 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 4 walks, K (29 app, 2nd start, 4.03 ERA, 58 IP, 3 HR, 28/37 BB/K)
Nelson Payano: 1 IP, 1 H, 2 walks, K (32 app, 3.61 ERA, 52.1 IP, 1 HR, 32/49 BB/K)
Shawn Kelley: 2 IP, 3 H, (2 R) 1 ER, 2 walks, K (12 app, 0.56 ERA, 16 IP, 7/14 BB/K)
Brent Johnson: 1-4, double, R (309/387/442)
Marshall Hubbard: 1-3, double, walk, K (342/453/568)
Mike Wilson: 1-4, RBI, K (271/364/553)
Jose Yepez: 2-4, double

The earned run-less streak for Shawn Kelley has finally come to an end.

AAA: Portland 4, Tacoma 3
TAC: 45-45... PTL: 46-42
(League: 274/346/437... 4.74 ERA)

Chris Jakubauskas: 1.2 IP, 1 H, walk, 2 K (9 GS +1, 2.90 ERA, 49.2 IP, 5 HR, 14/35 BB/K)
Jake Woods: 3.1 IP, 1 H, 4 walks, 3 K (27 app, 4.35 ERA, 49.2 IP, 6 HR, 22/40 BB/K)
Jon Huber: 2 IP, 1 H, 2 walks, K, wild pitch (32 app, 5.62 ERA, 41.2 IP, 1 HR, 15/30 BB/K)
Jared Wells: 1 IP, walk, K (34 app, 4.79 ERA, 35.2 IP, 1 HR, 20/34 BB/K)
Mumba Rivera: two outs, 5 H, 4 ER (HR), walk
Prentice Redman: 2-4, solo HR, K (315/366/573)
Victor Diaz: 1-4, 2 run HR, K (285/366/500)
rest of Rainiers lineup: 2-23, 2 walks, 8 K