Minor League Notebook - April 13th, 2005

Jesse Foppert has a rougher 2nd start. Norwich has another pitcher's duel. And Augusta gets a shutout. It's Minor League Report time!

Fresno (AAA): Portland 5, Fresno 4
WP: Tim Stauffer (1-0)
LP: Armando Almanza (0-1)
SV: Brad Baker (1)
Game Recap:
Another comeback fell short, and another tough loss for the Grizzlies. The Beavers jumped out to a 3-1 lead off of starter Jesse Foppert, after a leadoff walk followed by three straight 2 out singles. The Grizzlies scored 2 in the 6th to tie it, but Armando Almanza gave up a 2 run homer in the top of the 7th to give the lead right back. The Grizzlies had the bases loaded with nobody out in the 8th, but Mike Cervenak grounded into a double play that drove in one run, and Julio Ramirez hit a ground out to kill the rally.

Notable Performances:
Brian Dallimore: 2-4, 2 2B, 1 R, .370
Mickey Lopez: 2-3, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 SO, .333
Mike Cervenak: 1-2, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 E, .364
Todd Linden: 0-2, 1 R, 2 BB, 2 SO, .261
Jesse Foppert: 3.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 1 SO, 3.12 ERA
Jeremy Fikac: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 SO, 0.00 ERA
Kevin Correia: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 SO, 3.00 ERA

Norwich (AA):
New Hampshire 1, Norwich 0
WP: Joshua Banks (1-0)
LP: James Garcia (0-1)
SV: Lee Gronkiewicz (3)
Game Recap:
For the second day in a row, the Navigators lost a pitcher duel to New Hampshire, 1-0. Fisher Cats starter Joshua Banks held Norwich to 3 hits in 7 innings, and the bullpen for New Hampshire gave up no more baserunners. Meanwhile, James Garcia gave up the game’s only run in the 4th, after giving up a 2 out double, a walk, and then a single that scored the run. Erick Threets came in to finish the inning. Threets gave up 1 hits in 2.2 innings, and Anthony Pannone pitched the final 1.2 innings without allowing any more hits. Fred Lewis got one of Norwich’s three hits, a double in the 6th after a single by Tim Hutting, but Hutting was thrown out at the plate.

Notable Performances:
Fred Lewis: 1-4, 1 2B, .300
Timothy Hutting: 1-3, .227
James Garcia: 3.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO, 6.35 ERA
Erick Threets: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 SO, 0.00 ERA

San Jose (High-A): Lancaster 9, San Jose 5
WP: Jonathan Castellanos (2-0)
LP: Garrett Broshuis (0-2)
SV: Ryan Coffin (1)
Game Recap:
The JetHawks pounded San Jose starter Garrett Broshuis for 11 hits and 8 runs in 4.1 innings, and the Giant offense was unable to keep up in the loss. Broshuis gave up 2 runs in the 2nd and 3rd innings, 1 in the 4th and 3 in the 5th. Offensively, the Giants scored all their runs on home runs. Michael Wagner hit his first of the season in the 2nd with 2 men on base, and Eliezer Alfonzo hit his second with 1 on in the 8th.

Notable Performances:
Eliezer Alfonzo: 2-3, 1 HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 SO, .500
Michael Wagner: 3-4, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 R, 3 RBI, .375
Eddy Martinez-Esteve: 1-4, 1 2B, 2 R, 1 BB, .200
Nate Schierholtz: 1-4, .350
Travis Ishikawa: 1-4, 1 BB, 2 S), .227
Clay Timpner: 1-4, 1 BB, 1 SO, .273

Augusta (Mid-A): Augusta 5, Rome 0
WP: Jonathan Sanchez (1-0)
LP: Charlie Morton (0-1)
Game Recap:
The story was Jonathan Sanchez with his second scoreless start, but this time the ending was different as he picked up the win. Sanchez went 6.2 innings, giving up 3 hits and no walks with 4 strikeouts. Offensively, Sanchez got plenty of support. Brian Horwitz went 3 for 4, scoring a run and knocking in another. Meanwhile, Carlos Sosa got 3 RBI’s despite going 1 for 5. Sosa knocked in Alex Requena (who stole third) on a ground out in the 3rd, and got another RBI on a groundout in the 5th. He got an RBI on an actual hit, a single to center, in the 7th. The Green Jackets also stole 5 bases, with Alex Requena stealing 3.

Notable Performances:
Brian Horwitz: 3-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SO, 1 SB, .423
Carlos Sosa: 1-5, 3 RBI, .240
Marcus Sanders: 1-5, 1 R, 1 SO, 1 SB, .406
Alex Requena: 1-4, 2 R, 2 SO, 3 SB, .296
Jonathan Sanchez: 6.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 SO, 0 ERA
Sean Martin: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO, 0.00 ERA
Matthew Minor: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0.00 ERA

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