Sorry the minor league report comes to you a little late today. Had to write my Sunday column on Alex Rodriguez and the unwritten rules in baseball and some 10 million words later I was finished.
Anyway, it was a big night for Double A West Tenn. The Jaxx put up 12 runs with Mike Wilson hitting two home runs and Carlos Peguero and Guillermo Quiroz also hitting home runs, bu t it was shortstop Carlos Triunfel, who had the big hit of the night with a grand slam.
Over on Mike Curto's blog, he mentions that infielder Travis Denker has been released by the Rainiers and has been replaced on the roster by Ramon Vazquez.
AAA Tacoma Rainiers (PCL)
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Of Note: Yesterday’s game between Colorado Springs and Tacoma at Security Service Field was postponed because of snow. The game will be made up when the Rainiers next return to Colorado Springs on, Wednesday, June 16, as part of a double-header. The 2 contests are scheduled for 7.0 innings apiece. After winning 3 of 4 at Salt Lake City, the Rainiers lost 3 straight 1-run games in Colorado Springs to finish the trip 3-4. The Rainiers return home to begin a 4- game series against Salt Lake tonight at Cheney. Josh Wilson has his safely in 10 of his last 11 games, batting .419 (18x43) with 5 runs scored, 8 doubles and 8 RBI. Since April 12, his average ranks T5th in the PCL.
Today’s probable starter: LH Luke French (1-0, 1.47) at Colorado Springs
AA West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx (Southern League)
at West Tennessee 12, Huntsville 1
- Huntsville 1 run, 4 hits, 1 error
- West Tennessee 12 runs, 11 hits, 1 error
- BOX SCORE
- RH Steven Hensley (W, 1-1) 5.2,3,1,1,1,4
- RH Josh Fields 1.1,1,0,0,2,3
- RH Mike Wilson 3x4, 2 R, 3B, 2 HR, 4 RBI
- LF Johan Limonta 2x3, R
- 1B Alex Liddi 2x3, 2 R, 2B
- DH Carlos Peguero 2x4, R, HR, 2 RBI
- SS Carlos Triunfel 1x3, 2 R, HR, 5 RBI
- C Guillermo Quiroz 1x3, R, HR, RBI
The Diamond Jaxx won their 2nd straight game over Huntsville on Friday night in a rain shortened 7.0- inning game, 12-1. The Jaxx tied their season high with 5 homers in the game. The Jaxx lead the Southern League with 20 home runs. Mike Wilson hit 2 home runs, Guillermo Quiroz and Carlos Peguero launched 1 while Carlos Triunfel hit a grand slam and drove in 5 in the game. Steven Hensley earned the win on Friday night by dealing 5.2 innings and allowed just 1 run on 3 hits. Hensley retired the first 9 batters of the outing.Mike Wilson
has recorded 5 hits in his last 7 at-bats (2 G), batting .714 with 4 runs scored, 1 triple, 3 home runs and 7 RBI.Carlos Peguero
recorded his 7th multi-hit game of the season. He has hit safely in 11 of 14 games he has appeared this season, batting .380 (19x50) with 14 runs scored, 3 doubles, 5 home runs and 12 RBI. Guillermo Quiroz currently has a 3- game hit streak, batting .545 (6x11) with 2 runs scored, 1 triple, 1 home run and 3 RBI.
Today’s probable starter: RH Dan Cortes (0-1, 8.78) at Mobile
A High Desert (California League)
High Desert 7, at Lake Elsinore 1
- High Desert 7 runs, 12 hits, 0 errors
- Lake Elsinore 1 run, 6 hits, 0 errors
- BOX SCORE
- LH Bobby LaFromboise (W, 2-0) 5.1,4,1,1,1,5,HR
- RH Travis Mortimore 1.2,0,0,0,0,3
- RH Steven Richard 1.0,2,0,0,0,0
- RH Stephen Penney 1.0,0,0,0,1,1
- CF Maximo Mendez 2x5, R
- 3B Nate Tenbrink 2x5, R, 2B, RBI
- RH Johermyn Chavez 2x4, 2 RBI, BB
- DH Jake Shaffer 2x4, R
- 1B Rich Poythress 1x5, R
- C Travis Scott 1x3, R, 2 BB
- LF Denny Almonte 1x4, R, 2 RBI
- SS Juan Diaz 1x3, 2B, 2 RBI, BB
Bobby LaFromboise gave up just 4 hits and 1 run in 5.1 innings to lead High Desert to a 7-1 win over Lake Elsinore on Friday night. LaFromboise also struck out 5 batters and issued 1 walk.Maximo Mendez
currently has a 5-game hit streak, batting .391 (9x23) with 3 runs scored, 1 home run and 3 RBI.Nate Tenbrink
has hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games and 11 of 13 games this season. This season he is batting .407 (22x54) with 8 runs scored, 4 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run and 8 RBI.Johermyn Chavez
has hit safely in 10 of 12 games he has appeared this season, batting .311 (14x45) with 8 runs scored, 2 doubles, 1 home run and 6 RBI.Travis Scott
currently has a 6-game hit streak, batting .360 (9x25) with 3 runs scored, 2 doubles, 1 home run and 6 RBI.Denny Almonte
currently has a 5-game hit streak, batting .429 (9x21) with 6 runs scored, 2 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run and 9 RBI.
Today’s probable starter: RH Jake Wild (2-0, 5.52) at Lake Elsinore
A Clinton LumberKings (Midwest Lg.)
Kane County 5, at Clinton 4
- Kane County 5 runs, 10 hits, 2 errors
- Clinton 4 runs, 5 hits, 1 error
- BOX SCORE
- Pitching Lines:
- LH Jimmy Gillheeney 5.0,4,0,0,3,7
- RH Chris Kirkland 0.2,1,2,0,2,2
- RH John Housey 1.1,1,0,0,0,2
- RH Brandon Josselyn (L, 1-2) 1.2,3,3,3,1,3
- RH Daniel Cooper 0.1,1,0,0,0,0
- DH Vinnie Catricala 2x3, 2 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI
- 2B Nick Franklin 1x4, 3B, BB
- 1B Dennis Raben 1x5, R
: Clinton was 1 strike away from a game 1 victory against Kane County, but Leonardo Gil singled to center on a 3-2 pitch, plating the tying runs and Franklin Hernandez singled home the game-winner to power the Cougars to a 5-4 win Friday night. After hitting just .143 over his first 6 games,Steven Baron
is batting .389 (7x18) with 1 run scored, 2 doubles, a home run and 5 RBI over his last 5 games. The hot streak has raised his average to .256.Nick Franklin
currently has a 4-game hit streak and his hit safely in 12x15 games. He is batting .333 (21x63) with 8 runs scored, 2 doubles, 4 triples, 4 home runs and 10 RBI.
Today’s probable starter: LH Anthony Vasquez (0-2, 1.45) vs. Kane County