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Mariners Minor League Report, 5-2 -- Rainiers rained out, Halman hits another HR

AAA Tacoma Rainiers (PCL)



Of Note: Last night's PCL game between Tacoma and Fresno was post. The game will be made up as part of a double header in Tacoma on Sunday, August 2nd. Both games on the 2nd will be 7 inning games. Today's game between Tacoma and Fresno will be played as scheduled. Mike Carp is hitting .448 (13x29) with 9 runs scored, 5 extra-base hits and 6 RBI during his current 7-game hit streak. Prentice Redman has hit safely 18 of 21 games this season, batting .337 (28x83) with 20 runs scored, 5 doubles, 7 home runs and 13 RBI.

Today's probable starter:

RH Luis Munoz (1-1, 3.74 ERA w/West Tenn) vs. Fresno

AA West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx (Southern League)

West Tennessee 14 runs, 15 hits, 0 errors

Birmingham 4 runs, 7 hits, 2 errors


Pitching Lines:

RH Justin Souza (W, 1-1) 5.0,1,1,1,1,4,HR

RH Aaron Cotter 2.0,6,3,3,0,1

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

With the Bats:

LF Greg Halman (right) 3x5, 2 R, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, BB

2B Mel Stocker 3x6, R, RBI

1B Marshall Hubbard 2x5, 2 R, 2 RBI, BB

3B Matt Mangini 2x4, R, 2 RBI, BB

CF Ezequiel Carrara 1x5, 2 R, 2B, 3 RBI, BB

DH Javier Brito 1x3, R, 2B, 3 RBI, 2 BB

Of Note: The Diamond Jaxx brought the lumber on Saturday in Birmingham. West Tenn took game 3 of the series, after dropping the first 2 to the Barons 14-4. The Jaxx sent 15 batters to the plate in the top of the 6th and scored 10 runs, their largest output of the year and leading 14-1 after 6 innings. Every Jaxx start would get a hit in the game and 4 Jaxx collected multi-hit games. Five Jaxx collected multi-RBI games. Greg Halman picked up his 9th homer of the year in the first now has a league leading 27 runs batted in. He has knocked in 21 RBI in his last 11 games. During this stretch he has hit .302 (13x43) with 10 runs scored, 2 doubles, 7 home runs and 21 RBI. Ezequiel Carrera extended his on-base streak to 21 games. He is currently batting .359 (28x78) with 23 runs scored, 3 doubles, 2 triples, 12 RBI and 5 stolen bases. Justin Souza allowed an earned run in the 2nd inning, ending his streak at 15.0 inning. After allowing 3 runs in his first appearance of the season, Souza has allowed only 1 earned run in his last 19.0 inning, lowering his ERA from 27.00 to 1.80 ERA.

Today's probable starter:

RH Steven Hensley (4-0, 0.00 w/Clinton) at Birmingham

A High Desert (California League)

High Desert 8 runs, 15 hits, 2 errors

Rancho Cucamonga 3 runs, 7 hits, 2 errors


Pitching Lines:

LH Donnie Hume (W, 2-0) 8.2,7,3,2,0,6

RH Stephen Penney 0.1,0,0,0,0,1

With the Bats:

C Travis Scott 3x5, 2 R, 2B, 3B

RF Jamie McOwen 2x4, R, 2 2B, RBI

1B Joe Dunigan (right) 2x5, R, 2B, 2 RBI

3B Alex Liddi 2x5, RBI

DH Carlos Peguero 2x5, RBI

SS Edilio Colina 1x3, R, 2B, 2 RBI

Of Note: Donnie Hume turned in one of the best starts of his career, falling 1 out short of a CG as the Mavs topped Rancho Cucamonga 8-3. Hume tossed a career-high 8.2 innings, allowing 3 runs, 2 ER, on 7 hits. He walked none and set a season high with 6 strikeouts. Prior to the 9th, Hume had allowed just 1 unearned run on 3 hits. He ran out of gas in the 9th, allowing 2 runs to score with 2 outs. After giving up consecutive hits to start the game, Hume retired 24 of the next 26 batters he faced. He retired the side in order 5 different times. The Mavs ended up pounding out 15 hits, including a season-high nine extra base hits. By comparison, the Quakes just had one. One night after striking out 11 times, they cut down that number by half, with just five on Saturday. Joe Dunigan has hit safely in 12 of his last 13 games, batting .442 (23x52) with 15 runs scored, 12 extra-base hits and 15 RBI. Juan Diaz has hit safely in 17 of 19 games this season with 5 multi-hit games, batting .360 (27x75) with 15 runs scored, 7 extra-base hits and 7 RBI. Alex Liddi hit safely in 18 of 22 games this season, batting .382 (34x89) with 11 multi-hit games.

Today's probable starter:

RH Nathan Adcock (2-2, 3.86 ERA) at Rancho Cucamonga

A Clinton LumberKings (Midwest Lg.)

Quad Cities 10 runs, 9 hits, 2 errors

Clinton 4 runs, 6 hits, 2 errors


Pitching Lines:

RH Walter Suriel (L, 0-2) 4.0,5,6,6,3,3,HR

RH Blake Nation 2.2,1,4,0,1,1

RH Ryan Moorer 1.1,2,0,0,2,1

LH Jose Jimenez 1.0,1,0,0,0,0

With the Bats:

LF Kalian Sams 2x4, R, 2B, HR, RBI

CF Daniel Carroll 1x4, 3B

RF Denny Almonte 1x4, R, 3B, RBI

3B Mario Martinez 1x4, 2B, RBI

2B Israel Nunez 1x4, R

Of Note: Quad Cities scored 10 runs on only 9 hits, helped by 6 walks and 5 hit batsmen as Clinton lost the opener of a 3-game series 10-4 on Saturday night. Denny Almonte went 1x4 in the game, extending his hitting streak to 5 games. During the streak he is batting .350 (7x20) with 4 runs scored, 5 extra-base hits (2B, 2 3B, 2 HR) and 5 RBI.

He also has hit safely in 18 of 21 games this season, batting .304 (24x79). Jose Jimenez has not allowed an earned run in 8.2 innings in relief this season and currently has a 5.1 scoreless innings streak.

Today's probable starter:

RH Brett Lorin (2-0, 0.75 ERA) vs. Quad Cities