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Mariners Minor League Report, -- April 30th

Just make to sure there is no confusion. I do not compile this information, that job falls to the Mariners' Kelly Munro, who does this every day, I'm just copying and pasting to pass along to you.

AAA Tacoma Rainiers (PCL)

Tacoma OFF DAY

Of Note: Mike Carp (right) is hitting .455 (10x22) with 6 runs scored, 3 extra-base hits and 5 RBI during his current 5- game hit streak. Prentice Redman has hit safely 16 of 19 games this season, batting .321 (25x78) with 18 runs scored, 4 doubles, 6 home runs and 10 RBI. Since starting the season batting .045 (1x22), Clement is batting .375(15x40) with 7 runs scored, 7 extra-base hits and 8 RBI in his last 9 games. Tacoma placed starting pitcher Chris Seddon on the 7-day disabled list with soreness in the back of his left shoulder. Seddon, who is 1-2 with a 6.86 ERA, felt his shoulder act up in the 5th and final inning he pitched Monday night at Colorado Springs.

Today's probable starter:

LH Jason Vargas (1-1, 2.49) vs. Fresno

AA West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx (Southern League)

Mississippi RAINED OUT

West Tennessee

Of Note: The Diamond Jaxx game on Wednesday with Mississippi was postponed due to rain. No date has been officially announced as a makeup date for the game. The Diamond Jaxx will hit the road on Thursday, beginning a 5 game series with the Birmingham Barons. Since April 21, Greg Halman is batting .300 (10x30) with 8 runs scored, 1 double, 6 home runs and 17 RBI. He currently leads the Southern League with 23 RBI this season and is 2nd with 8 home runs. Ezequiel Carrera currently ranks 2nd in the Southern League with a .358 (24x67) average, hitting safely in 13 of 18 games with an at-bat. He also ranks 2nd in the league with a .482 on-base percentage. After allowing 3 earned runs in his first outing of the season, Justin Souza has not allowed an earned run in his last 14.0 consecutive innings. During this stretch he has limited opponents to a .192 (10x52) batting average, while walking 2 and striking out 13.

Today's probable starter:

LH Danny Christensen (0-0, 0.00 ERA) at Birmingham

A High Desert (California League)

High Desert 6 runs, 8 hits, 1 error

Inland Empire 3 runs, 7 hits, 2 errors

Pitching Lines:

RH Alfredo Venegas 4.0,3,3,3,1,6,HR

RH Travis Mortimore (W, 1-1) 1.0,0,0,0,0,0

LH Edward Paredes 1.0,1,0,0,0,0

RH Steven Richard 1.0,0,0,0,1,0

RH Phillippe Aumont 1.0,2,0,0,1,1

RH Anthony Varvaro (S, 4) 1.0,1,0,0,0,3

With the Bats:

DH Joe Dunigan (right) 2x4, 2 R, 2 HR, 2 RBI

2B Edilio Colina 2x4, 2 R

CF Tyson Gillies 1x4, R, HR, RBI

SS Juan Diaz 1x4, R, 2B

Of Note: For the 3rd time this year, Joe Dunigan left the yard twice, and the Mavericks bullpen was stellar as they defeated Inland Empire 6-3 on Wednesday night. With the win, the Mavs still have not lost consecutive games this year. Dunigan hit solo home runs in the 2nd and 6th, and he is now tied for the league lead in home runs with 7.

Dunigan has hit safely in 9 of his last 10 games, batting .415 (17x41) with 10 runs scored, 9 extra-base hits and 9 RBI. Juan Diaz has hit safely in 15 of 17 games this season with 5 multi-hit games, batting .368 (25x68) with 14 runs scored, 7 extra-base hits and 7 RBI. Edilio Colina currently has a 10-game hit streak (.333/15x45), while also hitting safely in 17 of 18 games this season (.293/24x82). Kuo Hui Lo is batting .441 (15x34) with 9 runs scored, 1 double, 4 triples, 4 home runs and 14 RBI during his current 8-game hitting streak. Alex Liddi went 0x4 in the game, ending his hit streak at 8 games. During the streak he hit .500 (17x34) with 8 runs scored, 4 doubles, 4 home runs and 8 RBI. He has also hit safely in 15 of 19 games this season, batting .395 (30x76) with 10 multi-hit games.

Today's probable starter:

RH Jake Wild (2-0, 0.93 ERA) at Inland Empire

A Clinton LumberKings (Midwest Lg.)

Burlington 0 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors

Clinton 1 run, 7 hits, 1 error

Pitching Lines:

RH Aaron Pribanic (L, 2-1) 5.2,5,5,4,2,5,2WP

RH Cheyne Hann 1.1,0,0,0,0,2

RH Greg Moviel 1.1,1,1,1,0,2

RH Ryan Moorer 0.2,1,0,0,0,0

With the Bats:

SS Terry Serrano 2x3, 2 R, 3B, BB

2B Ogui Diaz 2x4, RBI

CF Maximo Mendez 2x4, RBI

C Juan Fuentes 1x1, RBI

Of Note: It was only a matter of time, but the first member of the "big three" of the LumberKings rotation finally lost as Aaron Pribanic allowed 5 runs (4 ER) over 5.2 innings in a 6-3 loss to Fort Wayne on Wednesday night. Terry

Serrano recorded his 2nd consecutive 2-hit game and has hit safely in 5 of his last 10 at-bats with 3 runs scored, 3 extra base hits and 3 RBI. Cheyne Hann has not allowed a run in his last 4.1 innings in relief. He has held opponents to a .200 average, while walking 1 and striking out 6 in 8.2 IP.

Today's probable starter:

RH Adam Harben (0-0, 1.50 ERA) vs. Fort Wayne