Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Mariners Minor League Wrap-Up for May 27

VENEZUELA~! The VSLMs had the day off, as it appears the VSL has switched their weekly day off from Sunday to Wednesday.

A: Peoria 3, Clinton 2
CLI: 24-22... PEO: 24-20

Kenn Kasparek: 6.1 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 4 K
Ryan Moorer: 1.1 IP, 1 H, (1 R) 0 ER, K
Ruben Flores: one out, (1 R) 0 ER, 2 walks, K, wild pitch
Kris Sanchez: 1-4, double, 2 RBI
Travis Howell: 2-3, walk, K
rest of Lumberkings lineup: 2-23, 3 walks, 10 K

The Lumberkings got two runs in the 3rd off a Kris Sanchez double down the RF line, and Kenn Kasparek pitched into the 7th with a 2-1 lead.

Groundballs: 11
Flyballs: 5
Line Drives: 1
Pop Ups: 3
Walks: 0
Strikeouts: 4

But Ryan Moorer left with a man on 3rd and two outs after a leadoff double, and Ruben Flores watched 3B Nate Tenbrink throw a groundball YIKES AND AWAY to let in the tying run and put the batter on 2nd. Flores intentionally passed the next batter, then unintentionally passed the next batter before uncorking a wild pitch to let in the go-ahead run.

A+: High Desert 6, Lake Elsinore 5
Mavs: 32-14... Lake: 25-21

Steven Hensley: 6 IP, 5 H, 3 ER (HR), 2 walks, 3 K
Edward Paredes: 1 IP, 2 H, 2 ER (HR), K
Travis Mortimore: 1 IP, 1 H, K
Phillippe Aumont: 1 IP, 2 K
Tyson Gillies: 1-3, triple, 2 R, RBI, walk, K
Edilio Colina: 2-4, double, R, RBI
Jamie McOwen: 2-3, R, walk, K
Alex Liddi: 1-4, R, 2 RBI
Travis Scott: 2-3, 2 doubles, walk
Juan Diaz: 2-4, double, R, RBI
Wind: 13 mph out to CF

The Mavs drew four walks in a four run 1st inning to stake Steven Hensley to a quick lead he had little trouble holding despite a two run homer allowed in the 3rd and another run in the 5th. He left with a 6-3 lead after walking the leadoff batter in the 7th.

Groundballs: 11
Flyballs: 5 (1 HR)
Line Drives: 2
Walks: 2
Strikeouts: 3

Lake made it interesting with a couple runs off the always-hittable Edward Paredes, but Travis Mortimore shook off a two out ground single to pitch a scoreless 8th, and Phillippe Aumont went strikeout, groundout, strikeout to throw a perfect 9th for his 8th save.

AA: More wet weather in Jackson, TN postponed the doubleheader for West Tenn against Chattanooga. They'll try to play a doubleheader Thursday and another one Friday.

AAA: Nashville 8, Tacoma 6
TAC: 25-21... NAS: 26-21

Gaby Hernandez: 6 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, walk, 2 K (94 pitches, 58 strikes)
Jared Wells: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 3 ER (HR), walk, K (27-14)
Justin Thomas: 1 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, walk, hit batter (24-13)
Eric Hull: two outs, 1 H, 1 ER (HR), K (10-7)
Jeff Clement: 1-2, double, R, 3 walks
Chris Shelton: 2-5, RBI
Brad Nelson: 1-4, R, 2 RBI, K
Mike Morse: 2-4, double, 2 RBI, walk, K
Jamie Burke: 2-4, double, R, 2 K
Chris Woodward: 2-4, double, R, 2 K, SB

Brad Nelson and Mike Morse knocked in runs during a three run 1st inning, and Gaby Hernandez did just fine over six strong innings despite a litany of flyballs, leaving with a 6-2 lead.

Groundballs: 3 (plus 1 bunt)
Flyballs: 12
Line Drives: 3
Pop Ups: 3
Walks: 1
Strikeouts: 2

Jared Wells pitched a 1-2-3 7th, but suffered severe run damage in the 8th, Adam Heether taking him deep for a two run shot in a three run frame to cut the lead to 6-5 before Justin Thomas came in and got out of that mess. However, in the 9th, Thomas himself put two men on before Eric Hull relieved him, got a flyout, then served up a backbreaking three run homer to Heether, his 2nd of the night after hitting one this entire season prior.

Jeff Clement and Mike Morse got on in the 9th, but Bryan LaHair's strikeout ended the game.

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