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Mariners Minor League Report, April 28th

LO NAMED CALIFORNIA LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Taiwan native Kuo Hui Lo (right) ripped apart Cal League pitchers this week, with 4 homers in 5 games -- including a pair of roundtrippers to cap off the week on April 26. The Mariners prospect hit safely and had at least 1 RBI in each game this week. He currently leads the circuit with 6 triples and an .811 slugging percentage. Lo is riding a 6-game hitting streak into the third week of the season.

.429 (9-21), 7 R, 0 2B, 2 3B, 4 HR, 9 RBI, 0 BB, 3 SO, 0 SB, 1.190

AAA Tacoma Rainiers (PCL)

Here's Mike Curto's game story ... of note Jeff Clement made his first start at first base and Cesar Jimenez looked solid in his second rehab apperance.

Tacoma 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors

Colorado Springs 5 runs, 10 hits, 1 error

Pitching Lines: IP, H, R, ER, BB, K

RH Chris Seddon (L, 1-2) 5.0,9,5,5,1,1,3HR

RH Jesus Delgado 1.0,0,0,0,2,1

LH Cesar Jimenez 1.0,1,0,0,0,1

RH Doug Fister 1.0,0,0,0,0,0

With the Bats:

CF Freddy Guzman 1x3, R, 3B

DH Mike Carp 1x4

C Guillermo Quiroz 1x3

Of Note: Jason Hirsch allowed 3 hits in 7.0 innings and Eric Young, Daniel Ortmeier and Matt Murton hit solo homers as Colorado Springs earned a 5-1 victory over Tacoma on Monday. Hirsh struck out 9 and allowed 1 run when Freddy Guzman tripled and scored on a fielder's choice in the 6th. Mike Carp is hitting .471 (8x17) with 5 runs scored, 3 extra-base hits and 5 RBI during his current 4-game hit streak. Prentice Redman went 0x4 in the game ending his hitting streak at 9 games. During the streak he hit .429 (15x35) with 4 multi-hit games. Redman has also hit safely 15 of 18 games this season, batting .324 (24x74) with 17 runs scored, 4 doubles, 6 home runs and 10 RBI. Jeff Clement also went 0x4 in the game, ending his hitting streak at 7 games (.419/13x31). Since starting the season batting .045 (1x22), Clement is batting .371 (13x35) with 6 runs scored, 6 extra-base hits and 7 RBI in his last 8 games.

Infielder Ben Billingsley was transferred to extended spring training, and infielder Erick Monzon joined the club from Double-A West Tennessee, where he hit .200 (5-for-25) with two home runs and three RBI.

Today's probable starter:

RH Andy Baldwin (1-1, 1.72 ERA) at Colorado Springs

AA West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx (Southern League)

Mississippi 5 runs, 12 hits, 0 errors

West Tennessee 6 runs, 10 hits, 0 errors

Pitching Lines: IP, H, R, ER, BB, K

RH Kyle Parker 5.0, 6, 3, 3, 2, 6, 3WP

RH Mumba Rivera 1.0, 1, 1, 1, 0 ,1,HR

LH Nick Hill 2.0, 3, 0, 0, 0, 2

RH Josh Fields (W, 1-0) 1.0, 2, 1, 1, 0, 0

With the Bats:

CF Greg Halman 2x4, R, HR, 3 RBI

C Adam Moore 2x4, R, 2 2B, RBI, BB

1B Johan Limonta 2x4, R, 3B

DH Javier Brito 2x3, BB

Of Note: The Diamond Jaxx jumped out to an early lead and hung on Monday night to beat Mississippi, 6-5. Josh Fields came on in the 9th, looking for his 2nd save of the year, but allowed the tying run to score. Mel Stocker reached base on a walk to start the bottom of the 9th. He advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Ezequiel Carrera and to third on a fly out to right by Oswaldo Navarro. Adam Moore was intentionally walked to bring up Greg Halman. With Halman at the plate, Braves catcher, Phillip Britton could not handle the pitch from Jeff Lyman and Stocker scored from third on the passed ball. It was the 1st last at bat win of the season for the Diamond Jaxx.

Today's probable starter:

RH Luis Munoz (1-1, 3.94) vs. Mississippi

A High Desert (California League)

High Desert OFF DAY

Of Note: Joe Dunigan currently has an 8-game, batting .441 (15x34) with 7 runs scored, 7 extra-base hits and 7 RBI. Alex Liddi currently has a 7-game, batting .448

(13x29) with 6 runs scored, 3 doubles, 4 home runs and 8 RBI. He has also hit safely in 14 of 17 games this season, batting .389 (26x67) with 9 multi-hit games. Juan Diaz has hit safely in 13 of 15 games this season with 5 multi-hit games, batting .377 (23x61) with 12 runs scored, 5 extrabase hits and 5 RBI. Edilio Colina currently has an 8-game hit streak (.333/12x36), while also hitting safely in 15 of 16 games this season (.292/21x72). Kuo Hui Lo is batting .462 (12x26) with 8 runs scored, 4 triples, 4 home runs and 12 RBI during his current 6-game hitting streak. Phillippe Aumont has allowed only 3 hits in his last 7.0 scoreless innings. This season he has recorded 2 saves with a 0.96

ERA (1 ER, 9.1 IP), while limiting opponents to a .167 (5x30) average.

Today's probable starter:

RH Nathan Adcock (2-1, 3.05 ERA) at Inland Empire

A Clinton LumberKings (Midwest Lg.)

Burlington 2 runs, 4 hits, 1 error

Clinton 10 runs, 12 hits, 1 error

Pitching Lines: IP, H, R, ER, BB, K

RH Blake Nation 4.0,3,2,1,1,2,HR

LH Bobby LaFromboise (W, 1-1) 3.0,1,0,0,0,2

LH Jose Jimenez 1.0,0,0,0,2,1,WP

RH Ruben Flores 1.0,0,0,0,0,1,HB,BK

With the Bats:

C Travis Howell 3x4, 2 R, 2 2B, HR, 2 RBI

3B Nate Tenbrink 3x4, R, 2 RBI

1B Scott Savastano 2x4, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI

DH Mario Martinez 2x2, R, 2 2B, RBI

SS Terry Serrano 1x4, R, HR, RBI

Of Note: Home runs by Scott Savastano, Travis Howell and Terry Serrano highlighted a season-high 10-run outburst as Clinton put an end to a 4-game losing streak with a 10-2 romp over the Burlington Bees. Emergency starter Blake Nation, on for a scratched Steven Hensley was solid through 4.0 innings. In his 1st career start, he allowed only 2 runs (1 ER) on 3 hits before being removed. Nate Tenbrink has recorded 6 hit in his last 7 at-bats with 2 runs scored 2 runs scored and 2 RBI. He has hit safely 11 of his last 13 games, batting .400 (18x45) with 8 runs scored, 5 extra-base hits and 8 RBI.

Today's probable starter:

RH Brett Lorin (2-0, 1.06 ERA) vs. Burlington

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