Minors recaps for 05 Sep 05
WELCOME BACK Timmy! Tim Stauffer got back on track in a big way in the Beavers final game of the season. He went the distance in posting a 3 hit shut out while striking out 9 and walking no one. Jon Knott(25) and Greg Sain(8) provided all the offense he would need with a pair of solo homers. This was a very nice outing for Tim to take into the offseason. Spring traing should hold a regular job at the major league level for this young man. The Beavers finished their season 70-73.
Brian Whitaker suffered his 13th loss to West Tenn 5-2 in the final game of the season for the Baybears. He worked 6 innings and gave up all 5 runs on 9 hits and 4 walks. Joe Gerber homered and Pete Ramos drove in the other Baybears run. The win by West Tenn sealed the second half title in the Southern Leagues North Division. Mobile finished the year 58-80 and manager Gary Jones admitted disappointment with the record but stated that he was impressed with how the guys went about their business every day.
Already with eyes on the first rounds of the California League Playoffs starting Saturday, Padres nr 1 draft pick, Cesar Carrillo, got cuffed around for 2.1ip against Lancaster in a 15-4 loss. He gave up 7 earned runs on 6 hits and 5 walks. Lancaster chased Carrillo in the 3rd and then proceeded to bombard 3 other Storm pitchers before being quieted in the 9th by Wilmer Villatoro. I expect Carrillo, as well as the others, were just staying loose and getting their work in. Fernando Valenzuela jr smacked a pair of doubles and struck out 3 times on the night. Skip Adams and Juan Ciriaco each contributed two hits.
Dayton erupted for 5 runs in the 3rd inning against Joel Santo and held on for a 5-3 win. Santo allowed 5 runs on 10 hits, 2 of which were homers, in just 3 innings. Matt Thayer had 3 hits, including a 2 run homer, as the Wizards mounted a 7th inning comeback. Pete Ciofrone walked and scored on Drew Davidson's double but that was it.
The Wizards commence the Midwest League playoffs at West Michigan in the Eastern Division playoffs(best of 3) on Wednesday. Michael Ekstrom 13-6 is slated to start for the Wizards.
Steve Delabar gave up 1 run on 3 hits in 5 innings while striking out 5 but John Madden gave up the winning run in the 9th and again in the 10th to take the loss. After Everett took the lead in the 9th, Brandon Gottier hit a solo homer to tie in the bottom of the ninth but to no avail as Madden gave up two runs in the 10th for a 4-2 loss.