Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Minors recaps 30 Aug 05

Portland:
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.
Beavers box

Mobile:
no game scheduled

Lake Elsinore:
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.
Storm box


Ft Wayne: rained out

Eugene:(short season)
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.
Ems box

Arizona:(rookie)
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.

Monday, August 29, 2005

Minors recaps 29 Aug 05

Portland:
Ben Johnson was called up to the Padres and started in rightfield for the aching Brian Giles. Johnson doubled and walked in 4pa. Sean Burroughs was still with the Beavers and drove in 2 runs with a homer and a single. Paul McAnulty(.340) and Nick Trzesniak(.406) both were left out of the starting lineup but the Beavers beat Tucson 4-3. Mike Thompson went 6 innings and allowed just 2 runs for his 4th win. Scott Cassidy picked up his 8th save with a perfect ninth. Kennard Jones was promoted from Mobile to replace Johnson and started in cf. He singled in 4ab's.
Beavers box

Mobile:
Brian Whitaker gave up 3 runs in 7 innings but took the loss as the Baybears were unable to come back against Carolina and lost 4-3. Joe Gerber had 2 of the 4 hits allowed by Carolina pitching.
Baybears box

Lake Elsinore:
The Storm and High Desert got together at High Desert for an old fashioned slugfest won by the Storm 11-8. Michael Johnson hit 2 homers, a double, scored 3 runs and drove in six. Colt Morton and Bret Bonvechio also homered. All this offense made a winner of Eddie Bonine despite him giving up 6 runs on 7 hits and 3 walks.
Storm box

Ft Wayne:
Lansing jumped on Joel Santo for 4 4th inning runs and held on for a 4-1 win over the Wizards. Pete Ciofrone had 2 hits and scored the only Wizards run. Sean Kazmar added 2 hits and Matt Bush was 1 for 3 and a walk.
Wizards box

Eugene(short season)
Grant Varnell gave up two runs in 7 innings but took the loss as the Ems were shut out by 3 Salem-Keizer pitchers. Chase Headly had 3 hits, including a double, in the loss.
Ems box

Arizona(rookie)
28 Aug 05
Scott Fogelson pitched 6.1 innings and allowed 6 runs(3 earned) but Grant Varnell would get the win in relief as he held the Cubs scoreless for 2 innings while the Padres came back to win 9-6. Varnell was promoted to Eugene and started the following day. lf Javis Diaz tripled, singled, walked twice and drove in 3 runs to lead the offense. Chad Steiner also drove in two with two hits. Pitcher Ernesto Frieri has been less dominating since his return from Lake Elsinore. His numbers (7-1 1.27era with 54k in 42ip) are still very good(even for rookie league).
AZL Padres box

Minors recaps 28 Aug 05

Hurricane Katrina has forced her way into everyone's lives and hopefully made sure that everyone is aware that baseball is just a game and there are many things that are more important in life. Here is hoping that all your friends and relatives in the path of the hurricane can come through without any serious injuries.

Now for the recaps for those of us that still have time to focus on baseball:

Portland:
The Beavers pounded 4 Las Vegas pitchers for 17 hits and 11 runs in a 11-1 route. Chris Oxspring tossed 7 innings and allowed just 1 unearned run on 2 hits to improve to 12-6. Ben Johnson was the big stick tonight as he banged out 2 homers and drove in 7 runs. Paul McAnulty had 4 hits while Nick Trzesniak was 2 for 5 to drop his average to .406.
Beavers box

Mobile:
Jared Wells gave up 4 runs in six innings as the Baybears were shut out by Carolina 4-0. George Kottaras and Jeff Duncan each had 2 hits.
Baybears box

Lake Elsinore:
Luke Steidlmayer tossed 7 shut out innings allowing just 4 hits but was not involved in the decision as the Storm scored 2 in the 9th for a 2-1 win. Leo Rosales picked up his 25th save with a scoreless ninth. Brett Bonvechio singled in Craig Johnson with the tieing run and Fernando Valenzuela jr hit a sac fly to score Juan Ciriaco with the winning run.
Storm box

Ft Wayne:
Michael Ekstrom went just 4 innings, giving up 9 runs on 12 hits as Wisconsin beat the Wizards 11-5. Josh Alley homered and scored twice while Matt Thayer had two hits and also scored twice. Matt Bush was 0-4.
Wizards box

Eugene(short season)
Steve Delabar got pounded for 9 runs on 6 hits in the first two innings as Salem-Keizer cruised to a 15-1 win over the Ems. Seth Johnston had two hits and drove in Will Venable for the only Ems' run.
Ems box

Arizona(rookie)
no game scheduled for 27Aug05.

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Minors recaps 27 Aug 05

Portland:
Andy Ashby pitched 3 solid innings allowing just 1 er on 2 hits but Brad Baker got the win in relief as the Beavers beat the Stars 11-9. Nick Trzesniak returned to the lineup and went 2 for 3, doubled, walked and drove in two runs to raise his average to .406. Paul McAnulty hit a 2 run homer and Greg Sain swatted a grand slam.
Beavers box

Mobile:
Jose Oyervidez pitched into the 8th inning for his 7th win. He allowed 3 runs on 2 hits as the Baybears beat Carolina 14-6. Jeff Duncan was 5 for 5 with a homer and double, 3rbi and 4 runs scored. Corey Smith homered, doubled twice, scored twice and drove in 5 runs to lead the offense.
Baybears box

Lake Elsinore:
Dirk Hayhurst gave up 3 runs in 6 innings as the Storm beat Rancho Cucamonga 8-6. Leo Rosales picked up his 24th save with a perfect ninth. Chris Kolkhorst had 4 hits as 5 Storm batters had multi hit games. Michael Johnson homered(18) again and Bret Bonvechio(17) also homered.
Storm box

Ft Wayne:
Josh Geer gave up 5 runs in 4 innings but Niel Jamison picked up the win in relief as the Wizards came back to win 7-5. Matt Varner picked up his 33rd save. 3b Pete Ciofrone drove in 4 runs with 3 hits and Drew Davidson hit a solo homer. Matt Thayer also had 3 hits.
Wizards box

Eugene(short season)
Ben Krosschell pitched one of his better games, allowing just one run on 3 hits while striking out 9 in six innings but was denied the win as Salem-keizer came back in the ninth to win 3-2. 4 Salem-Keizer pitchers combined to strike out 16 Ems on the night.
Ems box

Arizona(rookie)26Aug05
Javis Diaz had 2 triples, scored twice, walked and drove in a run to lead the Padres to a 5-3 win over the Rangers. Josh Howard, Trey Johnston and Luany Sanchez each also contributed 2 hits. Patrick Clayton picked up the win with 3 scoreless innings of relief.
AZL Padres box

Friday, August 26, 2005

Minors recaps 26 Aug 05

Portland:
Once again Tim Stauffer gets pounded at the AAA level after competing very well at the major league level. Tim gave up 7 runs on 11 hits in 2.1ip. Is anyone looking to see whether this young man is hurt? Something is very definately wrong. Las Vegas picked up another 7 runs off of Brandon Emanuel in his 2 inning stint and cruised to a 15-7 win. Sean Burroughs was 3 for 5(all singles) and scored a run. Jon Knott doubled, singled, walked, drove in 2 runs and scored a run.
Beavers box

Mobile:
Jack Cassel went 6 innings, striking out 7 and allowing just 1 run on 4 hits as the Baybears held on for a 2-1 win over Carolina. Dale Thayer picked up his 26th save despite giving up 2 hits in the 9th. Steve Baker had 2 hits and scored a run. George Kottaras was 1-3, walked and scored a run.
Baybears box

Lake Elsinore:
Cesar Carrillo, who rejoined the Storm for the playoffs, pitched a 2 inning tune up allowing 1 run on 3 hits in two innings while striking out 4. Clayton Hamilton, who has been struggling since his promotion, went 4 innings and gave up just one run for the win as the Storm beat Rancho Cucamonga 10-7. 1b Michael Johnson continued to swing a hot bat with his 17th homer. He also walked and scored twice. Chris Kolkhorst had 2 hits, walked twice, drove in a run and scored twice.
Storm box

Ft Wayne:
The Wizards at Wisconsin was suspended in the 5th inning, tied 2-2, because of rain.

Eugene(short season)
Brent Carter pitched 5 strong innings, striking out 10 and allowing just 1 run on 2 hits but was not involved in the decision as Vancouver came back to win 5-4. Wil Venable was 3 for 5. Chase Headley and Tim Turner each homered. Seth Johnston was 1 for 5 but struck out 4 times.
EMS box

Arizona(rookie)
25 Aug 05: Riki Paewai got his first win with 6 strong innings. He gave up 1 run(unearned) on 2 hits and struck out 4 as the Padres beat the Athletics 7-4. Javis Diaz had 3 hits including a double and triple while catcher Trey Johnston had a pair of homers and 4 rbi.
AZL Padres box

Minors recaps 25 Aug 05

Portland:
Mike Hernandez c hit 2 solo homers and Josh Barfield also hit a solo homer as the Beavers beat the Stars 4-2. Ryan Snare allowed 2 runs in 5 innings for the win. Scott Cassidy picked up his 6th save with a scoreless ninth.
Beavers box

Mobile:
Sean Thompson's struggles continued as he allowed 5 runs on 7 hits and 6 walks in a 5-0 loss to Huntsville. George Kottaras was 3 for 3 and the Baker boys(Steve in rf and Casey at ss) had two hits apiece.
Baybears box

Lake Elsinore:
Arturo Lopez gave up 5 runs in 5 innings as Island Empire beat the Storm 5-2. ss Juan Ciriaco doubled and scored on Michael Johnson's triple, then Johnson scored on a passed ball.
Storm box

Ft Wayne:
Joel Santo gave up 4 runs in 4 innings as Wisconsin beat the Wizards 5-1. 3b Pete Ciofrone and lf Drew Davidson each had 2 hits but c Nick Hundley was 0-4 with 3k's.
Wizards box

Eugene(short season)
Wil Venable had 2 hits and 3 rbi to lead the offense as the Ems beat Vancouver 7-6. Brian Cavanaugh, Seth Johnston and Daryl Jones each had two hits also.
Ems box

Arizona(rookie)
No boxscore available for the Padres/Royals game of 24Aug05.

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Padres minor league system is WEAK?

Weak? Many knowledgable baseball personnel are claiming that the Padres system is weak and I don't understand why. While our efforts have been frugal they have been productive also.

How does Clay Hensley and Craig Breslow sound? Were they even on Baseball America's or Baseball Prospectus's radar before being called up and handling the major league hitters so well?

In addition to Barfield, Johnson and Carrillo, the only players that Baseball America deemed worthy of note, there is also:

Portland: Nick Trzeniak catcher, former 1st round pick hitting .393 or what about that hitting machine that hasnt been stopped at any level, Paul McAnulty? Tim Stauffer who has already shown that he will be a middle of the rotation major league starter. There are also some lesser caliber prospects that might do well such as Tag Bozied, Jon Knott, Chris Oxspring or Greg Sain.

Mobile: Our top catching prospect, George Kottaras is there and doing quite well. In addition, there is the emergence of Steve Baker who is hitting .304 at Mobile after hitting .344 at Lake Elsinore. Lesser prospects there like Sean Thompson, Corey Smith and Jared Wells could surprise.

Lake Elsinore: What about Khalil's running mate in college, Michael Johnson hittin .300 and slg .601? Colt Morton is finally showing he could be a real prospect. after being selected an all star in the midwest league, he has hit .313/.405/.688/1.093 with 7 hrs in 17 games since being promoted. While Adam Bourassa hasn't hit for much power, he has shown the ability to get on base, walking 25 times while striking out just 13 times for a .428obp and a .356ba. Despite his chunky body, Fernando Valenzuela Jr has proved he can hit, although he would have to be considered a long shot.

Below this there are a lot of good looking kids that have yet to prove whether they are prospects or suspects but they have time to show it. 2005 was or at least appears to have been, a very good draft year. Time will tell.

Looking back at our recent drafts, we can see quite a few players that have been successful or that are fairly sure bets to contribute at the major league level.

1998: Sean Burroughs=majors, Brian Lawrence=majors, Jeremy Fikac=majors
1999: Nick Trzesniak=AAA, Jake Peavy=majors,
2000: X Nady=majors, Justin Germano=majors,
2001: Tag Bozied=AAA, Josh Barfield=AAA, Greg Sain=AAA, Jason Bartlett=majors,
2002: Khalil Greene=majors, Paul McAnulty=AAA, George Kottaras=AA, Steve Baker=AA, Jared Wells=AA
2003: Tim Stauffer=Majors, Colt Morton=A+, Fernando Valenzuela jr=A+,
2004: Matt Bush=A- and a host of other hopefuls(a bad draft it appears)
2005: Cesar Carrillo=AA, a host of others with 6 or 7 having real potential.

Where are we weak? In addition to the above players we have a major league ready centerfielder, Freddie Guzman, who spent the entire year on the d/l with a surgically repaired elbow. We have Ben Johnson and Paul McAnulty that are about ready to step up as corner outfielders. We already have developed a major league ss, 3b and 1b. Now we have a 2b, Josh Barfield, that is near ready. Our system appears deep in catchers with Trzesniak, Kottaras and Morton all having potential. Jake Peavy and Oliver Perez headline the list of pitchers we have sent to the majors recently and we have Tim Stauffer and Cesar Carrillo close to ready.

The Padres minor league system might not be the strongest around but they are far from being weak.

Minors recaps 24 Aug 05

Portland::
Sean Burroughs homered while Josh Barfield and Michael Hernandez each had 2 hits but a 5 run 7th inning by Las Vegas fueled a 10-3 loss to Las Vegas. Brandon Emanuel gave up 5 runs without recording an out in the 7th inning.
Beavers box

Mobile:
Brian Whitaker pitched 8 strong innings, allowing just 1 run on 6hits for his 8th win as the Beabears beat Huntsville 8-2. Homers by Joe Gerber, Steve Baker and Luis Cruz powered the offense. Kennard Jones had 3 hits, two rbi and scored twice.
Baybears box

Lake Elsinore:
2b Skip Adams homered as the Storm pounded out 7 runs in the 4th inning then held off Inland Empire for a 9-6 win. Fernando Valenzuela jr had 3 hits, 2 rbi, scored a run and stole a base. Skip Adams also doubled and drove in 3 runs on a perfect 3 for 3 night. Leo Rosales got the last two outs to stop the comeback and record his 23rd save.
Storm box

Ft Wayne: no game scheduled

Eugene(short season)
Grant Varnell pitched well, giving up 1 run on 5 hits but Arnold Hughey would get the decision as the Ems would score twice in the 9th for a 3-2 win. The Ems scored the tieing and winning runs on errors by Vancouver with the only hit in the inning being a lead off double by Chase Headley.
Ems box

Arizona(rookie) 23Aug05
The Padres bombed the Brewers 10-3 behind 17 hits and 4 Brewers errors. Kyle Blanks was 4-4 while Josh Howard and Javis Diaz each had 3 hit nights. Juan Jimenez went 5 innings, struck out 6 and allowed just 2 runs for the win.
AZL Padres box

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Minors recaps 23 Aug 05

Three Padres prospects show up on Baseball America's prospect hotsheet

11. Josh Barfield, 2b, Padres (Triple-A Portland)

Much like 2004, the Padres' top prospect got off to a slow start, batting just .251 over the season's first two months. Unlike 2004, Barfield has bounced back, batting .355 in 75 games since.

14. Ben Johnson, of, Padres (Triple-A Portland)
While hitting .251-23-85 in 2004 at Double-A Mobile, Johnson began to unleash the potential scouts had seen for years. This year, he's taken another step forward, batting .313/.397/.547 for Portland, including a .363-14-47 mark in his last 50 games.

18. Cesar Carrillo, rhp, Padres (Double-A Mobile)
In five Double-A starts, the 18th overall pick this June out of Miami has limited opposing batters to a .204 batting average to go along with just seven extra-base hits and seven walks.


Minors recaps 23 Aug 05

Portland:
Chris Oxspring didnt have his best outing, working 7 innings and giving up 4 runs, but the offense pounded out 12 runs on 15 hits as the Beavers beat Las Vegas 12-5. Nick Trzeniak is still on a tear. The former first round pick(1999) had 3 hits, including a homer and a double, to raise his ba to .393. Paul McAnulty and Ben Johnson both homered and had multi hit games.
Beavers box

Mobile:
Jared Wells gave up 4 runs in 6 innings but got the win as the Baybears took the lead with a 5 run 7th and beat Huntsville 7-4. ss Luis Cruz and 1b Joe Gerber each hit solo homers while Kennard Jones(4) and Corey Smith(3) each contributed multi hit games.
Baybears box

Lake Elsinore:
Clark Giradeau gave up 11 runs(6 earned) on 8 hits, 3 errors and 2 walks. Inland Empire used a 9 run second inning to cruise to an 11-6 win over the Storm. Chris Kolkhorst and Colt Morton each had 3 hits while Michael Johnson had a pair of doubles. 2b Ray Chang also contributed 2 hits and scored two runs.
Storm box

Ft Wayne: no games scheduled

Eugene(short season)
Steve Delabar had a rare poor outing, giving up 4 runs on 9 hits in just 3.2ip. Meanwhile, the Ems managed just 2 hits and 1 unearned run against Yakima pitchers for a 5-1 loss.
Ems box

Arizona(rookie)no games scheduled

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Minors roundup 22 Aug 05

Portland:
Brian Sweeney gave up 5 runs in 6ip as Las Vegas beat the Beavers 5-3. The Beavers pounded out 15 hits but could score just 3 runs. cf Dustin Delucchi and rf Ben Johnson each had 3 hits while Josh Barfield and ss Ronnie Merrill each had 2.
Beavers box

Mobile:
Jose Oyervidez allowed just 1 run in 6 innings as Mobile beat Huntsville 2-1. Jose walked 5 but struck out 8. Catcher George Kottaras had 3 hits and scored both of the Baybears runs. One run came on a solo homer and the other on a sac fly by Pete Ramos. Steve Baker had 2 hits to improve his average to .304 after 55 games. Hitting .300+ in Mobile is no small task. Steve also has 5 homers and 30 rbi.
Baybears box

Lake Elsinore:
Andy Ashby made a rehab start and went 3 innings giving up 3 hits and 1 unearned run. Leo Rosales pitched a scoreless ninth and got the win when the Storm rallied for 2 ninth inning runs. Bret Bonvechio doubled, trippled, walked, scored a run and drove in a run to lead the offense. cf Drew Macias also had two hits. SS Juan Ciriaco had 3 errors leading to two unearned runs. He has 40 errors on the season.
Storm box

Ft Wayne:
Mark Ekstrom gave up 3 runs on 5 hits but suffered his 4th loss as the Wizards were shut out by West Michigan. ss Matt Bush walked and had one of the 4 hits the Wizards could muster.
Wizards box

Eugene(short season)
Ben Krosschell gave up 3 runs on 5 hits in 5 innings but 4 Ems relievers held Yakima scoreless as Eugene won 5-3. Wil Venable had 2 hits and has hopefully found his stroke after struggling for just a .198 batting average.
Ems box

Arizona(rookie)from 21aug05
Cesar Rojas gave up 4 runs in 4 innings but Patrick Clayton gave up 5 runs in one inning to take the loss as the Mariners rookies pounded the Padres 11-3. Javis Dias doubled, tripled, walked, drove in a run and scored a run. 3b Chad Steiner and cf Josh Howard each also had 2 hits.
AZL Padres box

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Whats wrong with the Padres

Why aren't we scoring any runs? In spite of running Pedro Astacio and Chan Ho Park out there every 5 days, we could be winning if we could just score some runs. The easy thing to do would be to blame the Manager, Bruce Bochy. The thing is, he has to work with the players he is given. Its the general manager's job to provide him with enough talent to give him a chance to win. Has he done that? I dont think so. Take a look at our roster:

roster composition:

Robert Fick: 31yo, 4th team, career .264 hitter, currently .313
Miguel Olivo: 27ya, 3rd team, career .222 hitter, currently .183
David Ross: 28yo, 3rd team, career .217 hitter, currently .227

Damian Jackson: 32yo, 6th team, career .246 hitter, currently .268
Mark Loretta: 34 yo, 3rd team, career .302 hitter, currently .287
Joe Randa: 36 yo, 6th team, career .285 hitter, currently .277
Mark Sweeney: 36 yo, 5th team, career .265 hitter, currently .327
Wilson Valdez: 27 yo, 3rd team, career .205 hitter, currently .195
Eric Young: 38 yo, 8th team, career .285 hitter, currently .271
Brian Giles: 34 yo, 3rd team, career .298 hitter, currently .286
Ryan Klesko: 34 yo, 2nd team, career .281 hitter, currently .254
Xavier Nady, 27 yo, 1st team, career .264 hitter, currently .261
Dave Roberts: 33 yo, 4th team, career .260 hitter, currently .262
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Overall we are hitting just .258/.332/.396/.728 scored 509 runs

compared to dbacks .261/.335/.427/.762 538 runs
dogers .257/.327/.403/.730 520 runs

That doesnt look SOOOO awful, but look since the all star break:

Padres: .247/.313/.362/.674 with 103 runs
dbacks: .271/.352/.448/.800 with 144 runs
dgers : .245/.314/.385/.699 with 136 runs

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Those are pretty scary numbers. consider the number of players that are forced to play regular that havent been regular players in 3 or 4 years. We are having to play bench players as everyday players and keep people on our bench that shouldnt even be on the club.

We missed our chance to acquire a quality bat at the trade deadline. Towers would have us believe that there weren't any bats available, but that isn't true. What he means is: There weren't any quality bats that we could afford given our current budget. We could not afford to take on any additional salary. Heck, why do you think people are being traded at the deadline in the first place? It is to allow the non-contending teams to dump some salary to attempt to retool for next year. As long as we cant take on salary, we will NEVER make a significant deadline trade.

So, the question is: "What, if anything, can be done to improve the offense without spending much additional money?"

I say, get rid of Valdez, Ross and Hensley then Bring up Barfield, Johnson and McAnulty.

After that put the lineup on the field that might have a chance to score runs:

Specifically:

Roberts/Young platoon in center
Loretta ss
Giles rf
Nady/Klesko platoon at 1b
Randa 3b
Barfield 2b
McAnulty/Johnson platoon in left
Olivo/Fick platoon at catcher

return Jackson and Sweeney to the bench

We cannot continue to carry 12 pitchers and not score runs. Its time to make some moves. We cannot keep waiting for our hitters to pull out of their slumps. We need the kids to come up and inject some life into our team.

IT'S TIME NOW!!

Minors recaps 21 Aug 05

Portland:
Tim Stauffer again pitched poorly, giving up 5 runs in 5 innings but Craig Breslow took the loss after giving up two runs in the 8th inning and Las Vegas won 8-6. Ben Johnson was 4 for 5 including his 22nd homer. Josh Barfield also homered and had 2 rbi. Sean Burroughs was 2 for 5 and scored twice.

Beavers box

Mobile:
Ryan Snare gave up 6 runs in a complete game loss to Birmingham in the first game of the doubleheader. Joe Gerber had two hits including a solo homer. Brian Burgamy had a pair of doubles and 2 rbi while Jeff Duncan contributed 2 hits and one rbi.

Game 1 box

Dirk Hayhurst pitched a 7 inning complete game in his first start as a Baybear. He allowed 2 runs on 5 hits. Kennard Jones, Corey Smith and Carlin each drove in two runs as the Baybears scored six runs in the third inning and cruised to a 9-2 win and split of their 3rd doubleheader in three days.

Game 2 box

Lake Elsinore:
Michael Johnson drove in all of the runs with a 2 run homer as the Storm lost to Stockton 6-2. Juan Ciriaco was 3 for 5 with 2 doubles and scored the first run on Johnson's homer. Clayton Hamilton gave up just one hit but was removed after 3 innings. Ernesto Frieri was promoted from the rookie league and gave up a run on two hits in his first Storm appearance. Ryan Tryten gave up 5 runs in one third of an inning to take the loss.

Storm box

Ft Wayne:
Josh Geer gave up 5 runs on 6 hits in 6.1ip as the Wizards lost to West Michigan 6-4. 3b Pete Ciofrone had 2 hits and a walk. No other player had more than one hit or one rbi.

Wizards box

Eugene(short season)
Brenton Carter(4-2 2.01) gave up just one run on 6 hits while striking out 6 for a 4-1 win over Yakima. Tim Turner, Chase Headley and Billy Richardson each had 2 hits as the Ems scored 4 runs in the 4th inning.

Ems box

Arizona(rookie).. no boxscore for 20 Aug 05.

Minors recaps 20 Aug 05

Portland:
The Beavers bats came alive in the 5th and broke open a close game as they pounded Las Vegas 15-3. Sean Burroughs was 4 for 5 with a double and a walk, scored one and drove in two. Jon Knott and Paul McAnulty each had 3 hits including a homer while Ben Johnson(3) and Josh Barfield(2) each had multi hit games. Adam Eaton, on rehab assignment, started and worked 4 innings. He didn't have his best stuff and was touched for 7 hits and 2 runs while striking out two. Marty McLeary was awarded the win for two scoreless innings of relief.

Beavers box

Mobile:
Game 1: Cesar Carrillo continued his impressive pitching with 6 strong innings. He struck out 8 while walking no one and giving up 3 runs on 4 hits. The Baybears scored all their runs in a 6 run outburst in the first inning. Singles by Kennard Jones and Ronnie Merrill and a walk by Jeff Duncan set up Corey Smith's sac fly for the first run. George Kottaras doubled in two runs then Steve Baker doubled in another run before Joe Gerber capped the scoring with a 2 run homer.
Baybears box
Game 2: After being held in check in the first game, Birmingham erupted for 11 runs in the nite cap to bury the Baybears 11-1. Jack Cassel allowed 6 runs in 3 innings and was tagged for the loss.
Baybears box
Lake Elsinore:
1b Michael Johnson had 2 homers and drove in 5 runs but the Storm couldnt overcome a 16 run outburst by Stockton in a 16-11 loss. 3b Bret Bonvechio had two hits including a homer and drove in 3 runs while Chris Kolkhorst(3), Colt Morton(2) and Juan Ciriaco(2) also had multi hit games.
Storm box
Ft Wayne:
Drew Davidson had 2 hits, including a solo homer, while ss Matt Bush also contributed 2 hits and a walk but the Wizards fell to West Michigan 9-3.
Wizards box>
Eugene(short season)

Jimenez Angulo pitched 6 innings and allowed jut 1 run on 4 hits but was denied the win as Yakima's Angel Rocha limited the Ems to just 2 hits and struck out 13. The Ems finally broke through against Yakima's bullpen. Jose Lobaton drove in Seth Johnston with the tieing run in the seventh and Tim Turner cracked a game winning homer in the eighth for a 2-1 win.
Ems box
Arizona(rookie)

August 19th
Javis Diaz smacked a grand slam homer to cap an 8 run 2nd inning as the Padres rookies cruised to a 12-3 win. Luany Sanchez and Willy Crafort each had two hits while Kyle Blanks was 1 for 1(a double) with 3 walks. Scott Fogleson struck out 7 and allowed 3 runs on 7 hits in 7 inning complete game win.

AZL Padres box

Roger Deago pitched 5 shut out innings but Ernesto Frieri got the win after allowing an unearned run in the 6th. Frieri struck out 5 and improved his record to 7-1 0.85. 1b Ernest Gill homered for the Padres first run but they scored 4 runs in the top of the 8th on just one hit, a single by Javis Diaz, 2 walks, a hit batter, a balk and two fielding errors.

AZL Padres box

News Notes 20 Aug 05

Jake Peavy voted most wanted mayor of Mobile in a poll of Baybears fans. Jake collected 33 percent of the vote:

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Ft Wayne Wizards place Johnathan Ellis on the disabled list retroactive to Aug 16.

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