Minor League Notebook | May 9


Posted May 9, 2007


Augusta’s bats are handcuffed by Columbus as they are kept off the scoreboard. The bullpens implode late for Fresno and San Jose, and Connecticut drops another game in walk-off fashion. Just Another Winless Day in the Minors!

Fresno Grizzlies: Iowa 8, Fresno 5 (Click to see box score)

Lines of the day:

CF Fred Lewis – 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR (4), 2 RBI (15), 1 SO
SS Ivan Ochoa – 1-5, 1 R, 2 SO
2B William Bergolla – 1-3, 1 RBI (6), 1 BB, 1 CS, 1 PO, 1 E (3)
LF Dan Ortmeier – 2-5, 1 R, 1 2B (9), 1 BB
2B Tomas De La Rosa – 2-3, 1 SB (3)
SP Chris Begg – 6.1 IP, 10 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HR
RP Scott Munter - 0.1, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, BS (2), L (1-2)
RP Pat Misch – 1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 0 K

With the score tied 5-5 in the seventh, Iowa’s Mike Kinkade hit an RBI double off of Scott Munter (1-2), in Fresno’s 8-5 loss. The Grizzlies battled back from an early 3-1 deficit, thanks to an error that led to two unearned runs in the second inning. Fred Lewis belted a solo homer one inning later to give Fresno a 4-3 lead.

Following a rough first inning in which he was tagged for three runs, starter Chris Begg settled into a groove, allowing one run over his final 5 1/3 innings. Dan Ortmeier had a pair of hits, including his ninth double of the year in the fifth inning. Pat Misch had a tough outing as he was roughed up for three hits and a pair of runs. Tomas De La Rosa stole his third base of the year, and also had a pair of hits.



Connecticut Defenders: New Hampshire 4, Connecticut 3, 10 innings (Click to see box score)

Lines of the day:

LF-CF John Bowker – 1-4, 1 R, 1 SO
SS Mark Minicozzi – 1-4, 1 2B (2), 1 RBI (5), 2 SO
3B Simon Klink – 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI (9), 2 SO
1B Travis Ishikawa – 2-4, 2 SO
RF Brian Horwitz – 0-4, 1 RBI (8)
2B Jake Wald – 2-3, 1 R, 1 2B (5), 1 BB
SP Garrett Broshuis – 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
RP Justin Hedrick – 1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HR, BS
RP Osiris Matos – 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K
RP Joe Bateman – 0.2, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 HR, L (0-1)

Joe Bateman surrendered a walk-off solo blast to Chip Cannon in the 10th inning, as Connecticut fell 4-3. Connecticut trailed 3-2 in the ninth until Simon Klink belted a solo homer to tie the game at 3-3, to send the game into extra innings. The game was close throughout with both teams coming from behind to take the lead. New Hampshire took an early 1-0 lead until the fourth when Mark Minicozzi rapped a double to center, driving in John Bowker and tying the score at 1-1. Brian Horwitz’s sac-fly in the fifth put Connecticut in front 2-1. Unfortunately, Justin Hedrick who has been solid in relief this season, gave up a two-run homer in the seventh to give New Hampshire a 3-2 advantage.

Starter Garrett Broshuis turned in a solid effort, allowing just one run in six innings, while striking out five. Travis Ishikawa and Manager Steve Decker were ejected for arguing balls and strikes just prior to Klink’s homer in the ninth. Ishikawa picked up a pair of hits in four at-bats.

San Jose Giants: Stockton 8 , San Jose 4 (Click to see box score)

Lines of the day:

2B Anthony Contreras – 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B (6), 1 SO
LF Alex Requena – 1-1, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 BB
RF Michael Mooney – 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI (16)
1B Tyler Von Schell – 1-4, 2 SO, 1 E
SS Emmanuel Burriss – 1-4, 1 RBI (8)
C Adam Witter – 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B (5), 1 RBI (10)
SP Paul Oseguera – 5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 BLK, 1 HBP
RP Kelvin Pichardo – 1.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 H
RP Nathan Pendley – 0.1 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 HR, 1 WP, BS, L (0-1)

In relief of Kelvin Pichardo, Nathan Pendley came in and promptly surrendered a three-run triple, and a solo homer, as Stockton scored five runs in the seventh, in an 8-4 loss. San Jose scored three runs in the fourth, thanks to a RBI double by Adam Witter, and a two-run blast off the bat of Michael Mooney. It looked for a while as if that was all the offense San Jose would need because starter Paul Oseguera was in cruise control on the mound. Oseguera scattered five hits, and allowed one run in five outstanding innings. Unfortunately the bullpen couldn’t hold the lead.

Anthony Contreras had a pair of hits, including his sixth double of the year in the fourth inning. Emmanuel Burriss, who has been slumping miserably at the plate hit a RBI single in the eighth inning.

Augusta GreenJackets: Columbus 4, Augusta 0 (Click to see box score)

Lines of the day:

LF Robert Felmy – 1-3, 1 SO
SS Brian Bocock – 1-4, 1 SO, 1 E (9)
3B Ryan Rohlinger – 1-4
1B Brett Pill – 1-3, 1 2B (9)
SP Dan Griffin – 4.1 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, 1 HBP, L (3-2)
RP Ben Snyder – 4.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K

Dan Griffin was tagged for four runs in 4 1/3 innings, the offense was unable to get on track as the GreenJackets were shut out for the first time this season 4-0.

Augusta’s offense managed just four hits. The only extra-base hit came off the bat of Brett Pill who hit a double in the fourth inning. Ben Snyder was the only bright spot for the GreenJackets, as he shut down Columbus for 4 2/3 innings. He allowed just three hits, while walking one and striking out five.



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