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Padres Minor League Report

PORTLAND BEAVERS
(3-8) - AAA

Next Game:
April 19, 2004; 11:05 a.m.
Las Vegas at Portland
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MOBILE BAYBEARS
(4-6) - AA

Next Game:
April 19, 2004; p.m.
Mobile at Tennesee
Justin Germano (0-1, 3.00)
Jason Standridge ( )

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LAKE ELSINORE STORM
(4-6) - high A

Next Game:
April 20, 2004; 6:35pm
Lake Elsinore at Visalia

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FORT WAYNE WIZARDS
(2-8) - low A

Next Game:
April 19, 2004; 4:00pm
Beloit at Fort Wayne

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WEEKLY WRAP (Apr 12 - Apr 18 )

A losing week for all the farm teams this week. The Beavers went 1-6, Baybears 2-4, the Storm 2-5, and Fort Wayne won their first games, but still finished the week 2-5.

    TOP HITTERS OF THE WEEK
  • Greg Sain stayed hot going 8-21 on the week with 2 doubles, 2 dingers, 3 ribbies and scoring 3 runs. Sain reached base by hit or walk in all 6 games this week.
  • Xavier Nady started the week with and 0 for 4 on Monday, but then turned it on going 7 for his next 10 and finishing the week 10 for 24. He also had a couple two-baggers and a homer for good measure. After Bozied pulled a hammy on Saturday, X. Nady is seeing his first time at first base in quite some time.
  • Casey Baker of Fort Wayne only played half a week, but had a heck of a half of a week going 9 for 16 with 3 doubles and 4 rbi.
  • Drew Macias went 9 for 19 on the week for Fort Wayne with a hit in each of the 5 game he played.
  • Finally, Todd Donovan wen 9 for 28 this week scoring 5 runs, drawing 4 walks, knocking in 2 and stealing 3 bases.
  • TOP PITCHERS OF THE WEEK

  • Chris Oxspring basically had his way with Tucson on Thursday. The Aussie picked up the W, going 7 innings, allowing only 3 hits and 1 earned run while walking 2 and striking out 10
  • Duncan McAdoo rebounded from a shaky first start and tossed 6 scoreless innings picking up his first win of the year. McAdoo gave up only 3 hits, walked 3 and struck-out 6.
  • Justin Germano stayed strong for the BayBears giving up 6 hits, and 1 unearned run in 7 innings. He walked one and struck-out 5. With Javier Martinez out, and Tim Stauffer just getting out of the gate, Germano is probably the Padres top pitching prospect at the momen.
  • Gabe Ribas shouldn't be in Lake Elsinore too long. He put up his second strong start going 6.1 allowing only 3 hits and 1 run while walking 1 and striking out 4.
  • Tim Stauffer's second professional start was better than his first. In 6 innings of work, he allowed only 4 hits and 2 runs (1 earned) without walking any batters.
  • Eddie Bonine, Sean Thompson, Brian Whitaker, Joey Hamilton, and Dennis Tankersly also had good starts this week.

 


APRIL 18, 2004

Las Vegas 7 at Portland 2

. . . . . . Errors, 5 of them, again led to another Portland loss. Dennis Tankersly pitched pretty well again, but got hung with the W giving up 4 runs, 3 of which were given away by the D. Nice to see Jon Knott pick up a couple of knocks and a dinger, he's been struggling a bit at the plate.

Notables:
Bobby Scales: 2-5, dbl, k - .333
Jon Knott: 2-4, hr, 2 rbi - .241
Xavier Nady: 1-2, walk, hbp - .375
Humberto Quintero: 0-4 - .118
Dennis Tankersly: 7 ip, 8 h, 4 r, 1 er, 2 bb, 4 so,L(0-2) - 3.32
Blaine Neal: 1 ip, 2 h, 3 er, 2 bb, 1 so - 4.91
Mart McLeary: 1 ip, 0 h, 0 r, 0 bb, 0 so - 0.00 (0 runs, 6.1 ip)

Mobile 3 at Tennessee 8

. . . . . . If Clay Hensley keeps pitching like this he will see southern California in no time, but in Lake Elsinore. Josh Barfield went 1-5 but he is really struggling to adjust to AA pitchers, while Greg Sain has shown no problems stroking 2 doubles today to get his average sitting right at the Williams' mark. Todd Donovan's third go-around in Mobile is treating him well so far.

Notables:
Todd Donovan: 3-4, run, walk - .375
Josh Barfield: 1-5, 2 k's - .200
Greg Sain: 2-4, 2 dlb's, k - .400
Josh Carter: 1-1, run - .370
Clay Hensley: 4 ip, 7 h, 6 er, 4 bb, 4 so - 12.38

 

Lake Elsinore 2 at Inland Empire 6 (Game 1)

. . . . . . Jason Wiedmeyer got rocked taking over the game from Friday's rain-out. Lake Elsinore only managed 5 hits from 3 different Inland Empire's pitchers. Micheal Johnson's batting a buck-twenty, but still leads the team with 8 rbi. Go get 'em in game 2 !

Notables:
Luis Cruz: 1-4, run, k - .308
Michael Johnson: 1-4, rbi, 2 k's - .121
Jon Huber: 2 ip, 2 h, 1 er, 2 bb, 2 so, L(0-2) - 7.50 (Friday)
Jason Wiedmeyer: 4 ip, 7 h, 5 er, 2 bb, 0 so - 7.88

 

Lake Elsinore 0 at Indland Empire 0 (Game 2)
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Notables:

 

Beloit 5 at Fort Wayne 3
. . . . . . The bats were alive for Fort Wayne as they collected 13 hits, but Daniel Moore couldn't rise to the occasion. You know you're swingin' it well when you go 2-5 and your average drops, as Casey Baker did today.
Notables:
Casey Baker: 2-5, dbl - .478
Fernando Valenzuela: 2-5, run, walk - .263
Jordan Pickens: 2-5, run, k - .261
Drew Macias: 2-3, run, walk - .407
Juan Ciriaco: 2-4, dbl, 2 rbi - .184
Daniel Moore: 5.1 ip, 10 h, 5 er, 3 bb, 2 so - 6.97
Dirk Hayhurst: 2.2 ip, 2 h, 4 so - (0 er, 7.1 ip, 10 k)

APRIL 17, 2004

Las Vegas 5 at Portland 1

. . . . . . Portland lost for the 5th time in the last six games. Joey Hamilton started and was pretty decent going five and allowing just one run on four hits. Alex Fernandez had the only multi-hit game for the Beavers going 2-3, coming in after Tagg Bozied pulled a hammy. Portland committed four errors and allowed three unearned runs.

Notables:
Bernie Castro: 1-4, 3b, 2k - .333
Tagg Bozied: 0-1 - .314 (pulled hamstring)
Alex Fernandez: 2-3, double, run, k
Xavier Nady: 1-4, .368
Joey Hamilton: 5 ip, 4 h, 1 er, 0 bb, 6 so - 4.50

Mobile 3 at Tennessee 6

. . . . . . What is 6'2", 220 lbs, and is slugging .846? Greg Sain went 3-4 with his 4th homerun of the year, but it wasn't enough for Mobile thanks in part to a couple of errors each for Jake Gautreau and Ben Johnson.

Notables:
Greg Sain: 3-4, solo hr - .385
Josh Barfield: 0-3, 2k, 1 rbi
Chris Rojas: 6 ip, 6 h, 5 r, 3 er, 4 bb, 1 so - 2.45

 

Lake Eslinore 0 at Inland Empire 1 (3rd inning - rain delayed)

. . . . . . The Storm will resume the game Saturday afternoon then play their regularly scheduled Saturday game.

 

Beloit 7 at Fort Wayne 1

. . . . . . Fort Wayne was cruzing to a 1-0 victory until the 9th inning where the duo of Aaron Coonrod and Chuck Bechtel somehow managed to give up 7 runs on 8 hits in the inning. The loss wasted a masterful from starter Clark Girardeau. Clark pitched more like Superman (say "cheese"!) going 6 scoreless, allowing only 3 hits, striking out 9 and not walking any. Jake Upwood and Ryan Klatt each put a 0 on the board, before handing the ball over to Coonrad. I wouldn't be surprised to see Klatt taking over closer duties after tonight.
Notables:
Casey Baker: 1-3, bb - .500
Drew Macias: 2-3, 2b - .375
Clark Girardeau: 6 ip, 3 h, 0r, 0 bb, 9 so - 1.80

APRIL 16, 2004

Tim Stauffer had another good outing in his second start, Josh Barfield had his first multi-hit game and first extra base hit at the AA level, and it looks like Colt Morton and Michael Johnson's work with Rob Deer is paying off (6 hits, 3 homers, and 23 strike-outs between them). Deer is proud of his prodiges.

Las Vegas 4 at Portland 1

. . . . . . The 51s' Tanyon Sturtze was just too much for Portland to handle tonight. Sturtze held the Beavers to just one hit through seven innings of work, only allowing an Xavier Nady rbi single in the 4th inning. That would be the only run the Beavers would get on just 3 hits. Edgar Huerta gave up his first run of the season in his fourth appearence, while Marty McLeary extended his scoreless inning streak to 5.1 to start the season. The combination of McLeary, Huerta, Blaine Neal, and Mike Bynum have allowed just 3 earned runs in 22.1 relief innings so far this season. Can you say call-up time for someone? (probaby Neal) Joey Hamilton will start Saturday night for Portland against Dodger's prosepect Joel Hanrahan. Hamilton's start (maybe not-so-coincedently) happens to fall on the same schedule as the Padres 5th starter's. He's got to pitch better than his last start though if he wants to see San Diego again.
Notables:
Bernie Castro: 0-4, 2k - .344
Tagg Bozied: 0-3, r, walk, k - .324
Xavier Nady: 1-4, rbi, k - .382
Humberto Quintero: 1-3 - .133
Matt Bruback: 4 ip, 5 h, 3 er, 2 bb, 5 so - 5.00
Marty McLeary: 2 ip, 1 h, 0 r, 1 bb, 3 so - 0.00 (5.1 ip)

 

Mobile 1 at Tennessee 5

. . . . . . Cardinal prosepect Luis Martinez was also too tough for the BayBears tonight, not allowing any extra-base hits through six innings. Todd Donovan had three hits and a stolend base, and Josh Barfield collected his first multi-hit game of the season, going 2-4. Greg Sain snapped his short 6-game hitting streak with and 0-3.

Notables:
Todd Donovan: 3-5, run - .344
Josh Barfield: 2-5, k - .227
Steve Watkins: 5 ip, 6 h 3 r, 3 er, 1 bb, 7 so - 5.40

 

Lake Elsinore 2 at Inland Empire 3

. . . . . . I hope Tim Stauffer got a month-to-month lease as he is showing little trouble handling California league hitters coming off his injury. Stauffer had his second staight strong start for the Storm, but bad defense and a lack of hitting cost him a shot at the W again. Lake Elsinore's offense could only come up with 5 hits. Micheal Johnson has now struck-out 13 times in 29 ab's, but did pick up an rbi with a sac fly and leads the team with 7 ribbies, despite a batting average just over the century mark.
Notables:

Luis Cruz: 0-4, 2k - .314
Michael Johnson: 0-3, 3 k's, rbi - .103
Tim Stauffer: 6 ip, 4 h, 2 r, 1 er, 3 so - 1.64

Beloit 2 at Fort Wayne 7

. . . . . . Everyone on Fort Wayne got atleast one hit, except SS Juan Ciriaco. 3B Skip Adams went 1-3 with his first dinger on the year. He's staying on my cold list though cause he committed yet another error. LF Casey Baker was 3-4 with a double, and is now 8-15 in limited playing time. Sean Thompson pitched 6.1 strong picking up his first win of the season.

Notables:
Brian Wahlbrink: 2-5, 2b, run, rbi - .314
Casey Baker: 3-4, 2b, run, rbi - .533
Peeter Ramos: 2-5, run - .313
Skip Adams: 1-3, hr, 2 runs, rbi, walk - .179
Colt Morton: 1-3, rbi, 2 k's - .150
Drew Macias: 3-4, run, dbl, rbi - .333
Sean Thompson: 6.1 ip, 5 h, 2 r (1er), 2 bb, 3 so, W(1-1) - 2.38

APRIL 15, 2004

Padres are starting to worry me. argh... here's the minor league wrap...

Portland 12 at Tucson 1

. . . . . . The bats were out tonight for Portland, who knocked 16 hits, and scored 12 runs. Xavier Nady led the attack with 4 hits (2 doubles and a homer), 2 rbi, and 3 runs scored. Alex Fernandez also went deep in one of his three hits, and Henri Stanley collected a double and a triple among his three knocks. Jose Nieves also got three hits, and Bernie Castro wasn't going to be left out, getting two knocks, scoring 2 runs, and stealing his 4th base of the season. Tagg Bozied was held hitless, but drew a walk a scored a run. I think Chris Oxpsring might have liked the views of Petco he saw on the tele, and tried to pitch his way to sunny San Diego. The Aussie allowed only three hits and one earned run through seven walking two and striking out ten Sidewinders.

Notables:

Bernie Castro: 2-5, dbl, 2 runs, sb(4) - .393
Henri Stanley: 3-4, dbl, trpl, run, 2 rbi - .261
Jose Nieves: 3-4, dbl, 2 runs, 3 rbi - .318
Tagg Bozied: 0-4, walk, run - .355
Xavier Nady: 4-5, 2 dbls, hr, 3 runs, 2 rbi - .400
Alex Fernandez: 3-5, hr, 4 rbi, run - .278
Humberto Quintero: 0-5, k - .111
Chris Oxspring: 7 ip, 3 h, 1 er, 2 bb, 10 so, W(1-0) - 2.38

 

Lake Elsinore 5 at Lancaster 13

. . . . . . Long day for Lake Elsinore. Lancaster tallied up 14 hits and took advantage of 6 Storm errors to plate a baker's dozen. David Pauley (Baseball America # 7 Padres Prospect) had his second shaky outing of the season, going only 4.2 innigs, allowing 6 runs (3 earned) and committing 2 errors. Justin Craker let the game get out of hand giving up 6 earned runs in 1.1 innings. On the bright side for the Storm, Kennard Jones, Paul McAnulty, Kervin Jacobo, and Luke Carlin all had a pair of hits. McAnulty went deep for the second time in as many days with a two-out three-run homer in the 5th. Tim Stauffer is scheduled to make his second professional start tomorrow against Inland Empire's Rich Dorman

Notables:
Kennard Jones: 2-5, run, sb(6) - .276
Luis Cruz: 1-4, walk, run - .355
Paul McAnulty: 2-4, three-run homer - .290
Steve Baker: 1-4, solo homer - .107
Kervin Jacobo: 2-3, walk, run - .200
Luke Carlin: 2-3, dbl, walk - .667
David Pauley: 4.2 ip, 6 h, 6 r, 3 er, 2 bb, 5 so, L(0-2) - 8.31 era

Fort Wayne 5 at Battle Creek 8

. . . . . . A late 2-out ninth inning rally fell short at Fort Wayne loses its 6th of the season against only one victory. Jared Wells got the start for the Wizards and struggled giving up 6 runs (4 earned) in just 4.1 innings. Casey Baker went 3-4 on the night with bases clearing double in the ninth plating 3 runs.

Notables:

Casey Baker: 3-4, dbl, 3 rbi - .455
Jared Wells: 4.1 ip, 8 h, 6 r, 4 er, 2 bb, 3 so - 4.35

APRIL 14, 2004

Nice day around the farm. Bozied is making Kevin Towers smile more everyday, hopefully giving him a chip to work with come trading time; JJ Furmaniak hits a grand slam, Duncan McAdoo and Gabe Ribas pitched great games; Michael Johnson has only 3 hits on the year, but 2 of them are dingers.

I want to try to add things to this site that you can't easily find elsewhere. My first addition will be a player tracker. To me, it is interesting to look at a prospect's "streakiness" and how he performs against talented competition. This feature will keep track of both those. For now, I am doing this manually and will only keep these records for a few players. Hopefully in the summer I will have time to automate this process and run all the players. See the Tagg Bozied sample for an idea of how it will look.

 

Portland 4 at Tucson 5

. . . . . . Well, atleast it wasn't Chad Tracy again. The hero of last night's game for Tucson was actually on deck when Scott Hairston hit the game-winning triple in the bottom of the ninth off of Blaine Neal, Neal's first run allowed this season. Brian Sweeney started strong retiring the first 6 batters and finished with 6 ip, 6 h, 4 r (3 er), 2 walks, and 7 strike-outs. Sweeney, aquired from Seattle with Jeff Cirillo, is another option if the Padre 'pen continues to falter. Tagg Bozied hit his second homerun of the year keeping his average right above the Williams line, and Bobby Scales got two hits, starting in place of Bernie Castro.

Notables:
Bobby Scales: 2-4, dbl, 2 runs, rbi - .333
Tagg Bozied: 1-4, 2-run homer - .407
Humberto Quintero: 1-1, run - .136
Brian Sweeney: 6 ip, 6 h, 4 r, 3 er, 2 bb, 7 so - 4.50
Blaine Neal: 1.1 ip, 3 h, 1 er, L(1-1) - 2.08

 

West Tennessee 0 at Mobile 8

. . . . . . The BayBears did their best Padre impression scoring 8 runs in the 6th inning for a 8-0 win. JJ Furmaniak led off the inning with a double and hit a grand slam in his second at-bat of the inning. Jake Gautreau also hit a 2-run homer in the 8th inning. All in all the BayBears had six hits and two walks in the inning. Duncan McAdoo was strong for 6 innings picking up his first win on the year, and Jack Cassel, Matt Hampton, and Brad Baker combined to shut out the Diamond Jaxx the rest of the way. Jason Clements got two hits and a stolen base starting over Josh Barfield.

Notables:

JJ Furmaniak: 2-4, 2b, grand slam, 2 runs, 4 rbi, walk - .292
Jake Gauteau: 1-4, hr, 2 rbi, walk - .300
Greg Sain: 1-4, run - .368 (6 game hitting streak)
Josh Carter: 2-4, run - .381
Jason Clements: 2-4, sb - .250
Duncan McAdoo: 6 ip, 3 h, 0 r, 3 bb, 6 so - 4.09

 

Lake Elsinore 8 at Lancaster 1

. . . . . . Good night on both sides of the ball tonight for the Lake Elsinore. Everyone in the lineup got atleast one hit with young SS Luis Cruz leading offense with 3 hits, 2 doubles, 2 runs, 2 rbi, and a walk for good measure. Michael Johnson and Mike Richarson hit back-to-back jacks in the 6th, and Paul McAnulty went deep to lead off the 8th. Gabe Ribas pitched a heck of a game for Lake Elsinore. Through the first six innings, the only hit he allowed was a solo homerun in the third, facing only one batter over the mininum. With Ribas, Brian Whitaker, Tim Stauffer and David Pauley, Lake Elsinore should have a nice rotation. Ateast until the promos hit.

Notables:

Luis Cruz: 3-4, 2 2b, walk, 2 runs, 2 rbis - .370
Kennard Jones: 2-5, 3b, 2 rbi - .250
Michael Johnson: 2-5, solo hr - .136
Mike Richardson: 1-5, solo hr - .250
Paul McAnulty: 2-5, solo hr - .259
Gabe Ribas: 6.1 ip, 3 h, 1 er, 1 bb, 4 so - 1.64 era

 

Fort Wayne 2 at Battle Creek 3 (11 innings)

. . . . . . Battle Creek's Erold Andrus hit a homer off Geivy Garcia in the bottom of the 11th to send 'em home. Fort Wayne gathered 13 hits and left 13 on in the loss. Brian Wahlbrink collected 4 knocks, while Peeter Ramos and Skip Adams each had a pair. Eddie Bonine pitched a good game for the Wizards going 6 and allowing only 1 run. Jared Wells will get his second start of the year on Thursday.

Notables:
Brian Wahlbrink: 4-6, 1 2b - .308
Peeter Ramos: 2-6 - .318
Skip Adams: 2-5, run - .160
Colt Morton: 1-5, run - .217
Eddie Bonine: 6 ip, 6 h, 1 er, 1 bb, 6 so - 3.24

APRIL 13, 2004

Mobile, Lake Elsinore, and Fort Wayne all won, with Portland losing one to a grand slam homerun in the bottom of the ninth. Tagg Bozied and Marcus Nettles stay hot, while two unlikely heros, Kervin Jacabo and Andres Pagan, go back-to-back in the 10th for Lake Elsinore. Brian Whitaker has another solid start. In my opinion he is the most underrated of Padre prospects.

 

Portland 6 at Tucson 7

. . . . . . Portland lost a heart-breaker. Going into the ninth inning the Beavers handed a 6-3 lead to their so far reliable closer Bart Miadich. Going into the inning the Beaver bullpen had pitched 18 straight inning without allowing an earned run, and Miadich had allowed only one hit, and no runs in his three innings this year. The first batter of the inning reached on an error by third baseman Ben Risinger. Miadich then gave up a double to the next batter putting runners on second and third. After striking out a batter, Miadich walked the bases loaded on four pitches, setting the stage for Diamondbacks prospect Chad Tracy to be the hero. Tracy prompty smashed the second pitch from Risinger over the right field wall for a grand slam and a 7-6 win. The blown save by Miadich wasted a good performace by Dennis Tankersly in his second start. In the first inning Tank struggled giving up three runs on two hits and two walks, aided by a throwing error by Tankersly. He settled down after that though, at one point retiring 8 straight batters and allowing only 3 more hits throughout 6 innings walking only the two in the first, and striking out 6. Brandon Puffer and Edgar Huerta pitched two scoreless innings before handing the ball over to Miadich. Huerta has walked the lead batter in each of his 4 innings this season, but has yet to allow a run. On the offensive side, Gene Kingsale went 3-5 with two doubles and 4 rbi, Tagg Bozied stayed hot going 2-5 with a triple and a run scored, X. Nady picked up 3 hits in 5 at-bats with a rbi, and Bernie Castro drew 2 more walks and stole his third base of the season. Tomorrow Brian Sweeney will face off against Diamondback prospect Edgar Gonzalez.

W: Scott Service (2-0)
L: Bart Miadich (1-1)
Sv: none

Notables:
Bernie Castro: 1-3, 2 runs, 2 walks, 1 sb - .391
Gene Kingsale: 3-5, 2 dbls, 1 run, 4 rbi - .273
Tagg Bozied: 2-5, triple, run, rbi - .435
Xavier Nady: 3-5, rbi - .320
Jose Nieves: 2-5 - .214
Dennis Tankersly: 6 ip, 5 h, 3 er, 2 bb, 6 so - 4.50 era
Edgar Huerta: 1 ip, 2 h, 1 bb, 2 so

 

West Tennessee 2 at Mobile 3

. . . . . . Mobile came up with three runs in the bottom of the ninth thanks to 3 walks, a hit batsman, a wild pitch, and a Todd Donovan two out, 2 rbi single to win the game. Jake Gautreu went hitless on the night, but drew 3 walks. Justin Germano pitched a great game going 7 innings, scattering 6 hits, walking 1, striking out 5 and giving up only one unearned run on a Jake Gautreau error. Germano had a tough game in the season opener, nice to see him bounce back with a strong outing. The two teams will play tomorrow morning at 9:35 pacific, with Duncan McAdoo facing one of the Cubs' top prospects Bobby Brownlie.

W: RD Spiehs (1-0)
L: Jared Blasdell (0-1)
Sv: none

Notables:
Todd Donovan: 1-4, walk, 2 rbi, game winning hit - .333
Greg Sain: 1-3, walk, run - .400
Jake Gautreau: 0-1, 3 walks, 1 run
Justin Germano: 7 ip, 6 h, 1 r, 0 er, 1 bb, 5 so - 3.00

Lake Elsinore 6 at Lancaster 4

. . . . . . The Storm one won in extra innings, getting back-to-back homers with 2 outs in the 10th inning by a couple buck and change hitters. Kervin Jacabo hit a 2-run shot followed by a solo by Andres Pagan to break a 4-4 tie. Marcus Nettles continued his hot hitting going 2-6 with 2 runs scored and a stolen base. Nettles is 7 for his last 15. Luis Cruz picked up a couple of hits in 5 at-bats with an rbi, and 2B Eddie Serrano went 3 for 5 with a run scored. Serrano has 4 hits in 9 at-bats filling in for injured Pete Stonard. Brian Whitaker pitched his second strong game, but once again picked up a no decision. Whitaker pitched 6.2 innings, allowing 6 hits, 2 er, walking 3 and striking out 4. He retired the first 6 batters, and the 2 runs were on solo homers. Closer Mike Wodnicki picked up his 3 save in as many opportunities. And just to remind people, Whitaker rocks.

W: Alan Webb (1-0)
L: Dustin Glant (0-1)
Sv: Mike Wodnicki (3)

Notables:
Marcus Nettles: 2-6, 2 runs, sb - .346
Luis Cruz: 2-5, 1 rbi - .304
Eddie Serrano: 3-5, 1 run - .444
Kervin Jacabo: 1-4, bb, 2-run homer in 10th - .130
Andres Pagan: 1-4, bb, solo homer in 10th - .176
Brian Whitaker: 6.2 ip, 6 h, 2 er, 3 bb, 4 so - 1.42 era

 

Fort Wayne 9 at Battle Creek 3

. . . . . . The bats finally awoke for Fort Wayne. Everyone in the lineup got a hit except for Brian Wahlbrink, who walked and scored a run, on their way to a 9-3 win, their first W of the season. Peeter Ramos, Jordan Pickens, Juan Ciriaco each had a pair of hits. Colt Morton picked up his first hit of the season in style going deep in the fifth. Daniel Moore had a decent start going 5 innings allowing 3 earned runs on 5 hits walking 3 and striking out 6. Reliever Dirk Hayhurst hasn't allowed an earned run in 4.2 innings to open the season.

W: Daniel Moore (1-0)
L: Tyler Clippard (0-1)
Sv: none

Notables:
Peeter Ramos: 2-5, dbl, 2 runs - .313
Jordan Pickens: 2-5, 2 runs, 2 rbis - .273
Juan Ciriaco: 2-4, 1 run - .222
Colt Morton - 1-4, solo homerun
Daniel Moore: 5 ip, 5 h, 3 er, 3 bb, 6 so - 5.40 era
Dirk Hayhurst: 2 ip, 0 h, 0r, 1 so - 0 er, 4.2 ip this season.

APRIL 12, 2004

Another long night for the Padres affiliates with all four teams losing ...

. . . . . . Portland lost 3-2 tonight after and Xavier Nady error allowed the leadoff hitter Chad Tracy to reach base for Tuscon in the eighth. A double and a sac fly then scored Tracy for the winning run. The loss wasted nice pitching performances by two former Padres, Joey Hamilton and Mike Bynum. Hamilton went four innings allowing 2 runs, while Bynum pitched the last four, allowing only the unearned run in the eighth. Yamid Haad had a pair of singles spelling Humberto Quintero for the night. Tagg Bozied continued his hot start getting his first homerun of the season and Bernie Castro went 1-3 with a walk, two stolen bases and a run scored.

. . . . . . Mobile was a combined 1 for 18 with runners in scoring position and continued their knack for giving up the long ball in a 9-5 loss to West Tennessee. Clay Hensley is learning that he can't get by on just a breaking ball the further he moves up giving up 7 hits (2 homers) and 5 earned runs in just 4 innings walking one and stiking out three. Matt Hampton is now the proud owner of a 81.00 era after allowing 5 hits and three runs while only recording one out. JJ Furmaniak collected 3 hits in 5 at-bats with a double and a run scored. Josh Barfield enjoyed the best night of his young AA career going 2 for 3 with a double a run scored and an rbi while taking 2 free passes. Greg Sain hit his third homerun of the season. Don't quote me on this, but Sain could have a break-out year.

. . . . . . Lake Elsinore lost to Lancaster 8-4. Jon Huber got the start for the Storm going 4 innings, allowing 8 hits and 4 earned runs. Marcus Nettles had 3 hits and a walk and Steve Baker collected two safeties. Nettles is 5 for 9 in the last two games and Baker broke out of a 0-17 slump to being the season. Kennard Jones was 0-2 but walked 3 times and stole his 5th base of the season. Michael Johnson is only 1-14 on the season, but leads the team with 5 rbi. Justin Craker has 5.1 scoreless relief innings to start the season.

. . . . . . And Fort Wayne is still winless dropping one to the Battle Creek Yankees 8-6. Last year's 15th round pick Chuck Bechtel picked up his first professional loss tossing 2 innings in relief and allowing four runners to cross homeplate while also walking four. He had good success in Fort Wayne last year and will redeem himself. Fort Wayne actually collected two extra-base hits which is double what they had in the first three games. Brian Wahlbrink was 2-4 with a double, walk, and run scored and Peeter Ramos smacked a triple while going 2-4 with a run and two rbis. Colt Morton, 0-2 with a k, is still hitless on the season but he did walk twice.

PORTLAND 2 at Tuscon 3

W: Brian Bruney (1-0)
L: Mike Bynum (0-1)
Sv: Scott Service (1)

Notables:
Bernie Catro: 1-3, bb, r, 2 sb
Tagg Bozied: 1-4, solo hr
Yamid Haad: 2-4
Joey Hamilton: 4 ip, 5 h, 2 er, 1 bb
Mike Bynum: 4 ip, 4 h, 1 r, 0 er, 1 bb, 4 so
West Tennessee 9 at Mobile 5

W: Carmen Pignatiello (1-0)
L: Clay Hensley (0-1)
Sv: none

Notables:
JJ Furmaniak: 3-5, run, dbl - .313
Josh Barfield: 2-3, 2 walks, dbl, run, rbi - .200
Greg Sain: 1-3, hr, 2 rbi, 2 walks
Josh Carter: 2-5 - .375
Clay Hensley: 4 ip, 7 h, 5 er, 1 bb, 3 so, 2 hr
Lake Elsinore 4 at Lancaster 8

W: Bill White (1-0)
L: Jon Huber (0-1)
Sv: none

Notables:
Marcus Nettles: 3-4, r, bb - .350
Steve Baker: 2-5, r, rbi - .105
Jon Huber: 4 ip, 8 h, 4 er, 1 bb, 2 so

Luis Cruz: 2-4, 2 rbi
Paul McAnulty: 2-4, 2 dbls, r
Tim Stauffer: 5 ip, 4 h, 1 r, 1 er, 2 bb, 3 so
Fort Wayne 6 at Battle Creek 8

W: Brandon Harmson (1-0)
L: Chuck Bechtel (0-1)
Sv: Paul Thorp (1)

Notables:
Brian Wahlbrink: 2-4, dbl, walk, run
Peeter Ramos: 2-4, 3b, run, 2 rbis
Clark Girardeau: 4 ip, 4 h, 2 er, 2 bb, 2 so

PAST WEEKS:
WEEK DATES TOP BATTER TOP PITCHER
Week 1 Apr 8 - Apr 11 Greg Sain Brian Whitaker
       
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HOT

  1. Greg Sain - MOB
    .400, 4 hr, 7 rbi
  2. Xavier Nady - PORT
    .375, 3 2b, hr, 5 rbi, 5 r
  3. Tim Stauffer - LE
    0-0, 1.64 era, 11 ip, 8 h, 2 bb, 6 so (2 starts)
  4. Brian Whitaker - LE
    0-0, 1.42 era, 12.2 ip, 9 h, 4 bb, 9 so (2 starts)
  5. Gabe Ribas - LE
    1-1, 1.42 era, 11 ip, 10 h, 2 bb, 6 so (2 starts)
  6. Chris Oxspring - PORT
    last start - 7 ip, 3 h, 1 er, 2 bb, 10 so, win
  7. Justin Germano - MOB
    last start - 7 ip, 6 h, 1 r, 0 er, 1 bb, 5 so
  8. Todd Donovan - MOB
    .375, 2 triples, 3 sb
  9. Casey Baker - FW
    11-23 - .478
  10. Drew Macias - FW
    11-27 - .407

COLD

  1. Humberto Quintero - PORT
    4-34, 2 runs, 2 k - .118
  2. Josh Barfield - MOB
    .200, 1 extra-base hit
  3. Nick Trzesniak - MOB
    .179, 5 h, 2 hr
  4. Colt Morton - FW
    .130, 11 so / 23 ab
  5. Michael Johnson - LE
    4-33, 2 hr, 8 rbi, 15 k
  6. Skip Adams - FW
    .188, 5 errors, 13 so
  7. David Pauley - LE
    4 ip, 7 r, 5 er, 2 bb, 2 so

WEAVER WATCH

  • listen live (selected games)
  • Apr 16: Weaver tied the CSULB career wins record (33) with a complete game shutout, 12 strike-outs, no walks and allowed just 4 hits.
  • Apr 8: Jared Weaver suffered his worst outing of the year which isn't saying much. He allowed 3 runs on 6 hits in 7 innings and struck out 6, while picking up his 10th straight victory (10-0).

BA TOP 10 TRACKER

  1. Josh Barfield - MOB
  2. Khalil Greene - SD
  3. Freddy Guzman (hurt)
  4. Tim Stauffer - LE
  5. Ben Howard (traded)
  6. Jon Knott - PORT
  7. David Pauley - LE
  8. Kennard Jones - LE
  9. Tagg Bozied - PORT
  10. Chris Oxspring - PORT
 

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