Sorry this is late. I wish I could say I was out partying or something last night, but actually, I was simply distracted with other projects.
This recap will be bare bones and brief, mainly stats. For more details, check out the Farm Report at Mariner Central and Jay Yencich's coverage at Mariner Minors.
A: Burlington Bees 3, Clinton 1
CLI: 8-6… BUR: 4-10
Adam Harben: 4 IP, 6 H, 2 walks, K
Walter Suriel: 3.1 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 4 K
Blake Nation: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, walk, 2 K
Cheyne Hann: one out, K
Maximo Mendez: 1-4, RBI, K
Denny Almonte: 2-4, K
Scott Savastano: 2-4, triple
Pop Ups: 3
A+: San Jose 5, High Desert 3
Mavs: 12-5… Little Giants: 12-5
Juan Carlos Ramirez: 4.2 IP, 9 H, 4 ER (HR), 2 walks, 4 K
Natividad Dilone: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, walk, 2 K, wild pitch
Travis Mortimore: 2 IP, walk, 2 K, wild pitch
Jake Wild: 1 IP, K
Tyson Gillies: 2-5, double, R
Alex Liddi: 2-4, 2 K
Joe Dunigan: 2-4, K
Travis Scott: 1-4, solo HR
Juan Carlos Ramirez:
Flyballs: 5 (1 HR)
Line Drives: 1
Pop Ups: 4
Ramirez had probably his worst game of the young season, though yet again he still strung together a lot of groundballs. He did get hit early and often and did not finish the 5th. I will also note that, while I plan to post season stat lines later, Ramirez’s K rate has dropped accordingly with the rise in level. He’s still having a good year so far thanks to all the groundballs minimizing the damage, but days like today show he is still vulnerable when he can’t keep his stuff down in the zone.
AA: West Tenn 3, Mississippi 1
WTN: 7-9… MIS: 8-8
Robert Rohrbaugh: 6 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, walk, 4 K (97 pitches, 63 strikes)
Mumba Rivera: 2 IP, 2 H, K (19-14)
Josh Fields: 1 IP, 3 K (16-11)
Adam Moore: 1-4, RBI
Jeff Dominguez: 1-3, RBI
Rest of DIAMOND JAXX lineup: 3-20, 3 R, 3 walks, 6 K
Line Drives: 8
Pop Ups: 2
Robert Rohrbaugh did not record a groundball until the 6th inning, his last inning. Go figure it was a base hit up the middle.
Also, by striking out the side in the 9th, top draft pick Josh Fields recorded his first professional save.
AAA: Colorado Springs 2, Tacoma 1
TAC: 9-8… COL: 11-5
Garrett Olson: 6.1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, walk, 4 K, hit batter (91 pitches, 60 strikes)
Denny Stark: 1.2 IP, 1 H, K (20-14)
Prentice Redman: 1-4, solo HR, walk
Chris Shelton: 2-3, double, walk
Rest of Rainiers lineup: 5-28, walk, 9 K
Groundballs: 10 (plus 1 bunt)
Line Drives: 2 (both among final four batters faced)
Pop Ups: 1
Walks: 1 (plus 1 hit batter)
Can you believe this game was played in Colorado Springs? While it looks like the Rockies have procured a humidor for the AAA club, there was also a steady 9 mph wind in from LF, and Garrett Olson had a fine effort with plenty of groundballs. Sadly it came apart in a two run 7th to give the Sky Sox the win.
Prentice Redman’s home run led off the game.