Minors recaps 30 Aug 05
Ryan Snare gave up 2 runs in 5 innings as the Beavers beat Tucson 4-3. Scott Cassidy got his 9th save despite giving up a run in the ninth. The guys up from Mobile are enjoying the hitting conditions in the PCL as Kennard Jones, Ronnie Merrill and Greg Sain each had 2 hits. Josh Barfield singled, walked and drove in a pair of runs.
no game scheduled
California league hitters just love to play at High Desert and pitchers just dread it. The Storm engaged in another shoot out with High Desert before finally prevailing 13-12. Michael Johnson(21), Fernando Valenzuela jr(11) and Juan Ciriaco(9) each homered. Every Storm batter had at least 1 hit and 5 hitters had multiple hit games.
Ft Wayne: rained out
Salem-Kiezer pounded 6 Ems pitchers for 21 hits and 15 runs enroute to a 15-3 drubbing of the Ems. Every Ems starter had at least one hit with the exception of dh Billy Killian.
Riki Paewai allowed just 2 runs on 5 hits in 5 innings but was not involved in the decision. The Padres came from behind while the bullpen posted 4 innings of scoreless, 2hit, 7k, 0bb relief. Chad Decker got the win, his first, with one scoreless inning. Geoff Vandel recorded his first save with a perfect ninth. 2b David Parker, 3b Chad Steiner and rf Willy Crafort each contributed 2 hits and Crafort had a pair of rbi in the 5-2 win.
Note: Grant Varnell was erroneously credited with Geoff Vandel's excellent relief effort and first win on Aug 28, 2005. Geoff Vandel has been quietly putting up some superlative numbers in the rookie league. To this point he has pitched 19 innings in 10 games, allowed 11 hits, walked 5 and struck out 29 for an 0.47era.