Minor League Notebook - April 23rd, 2005

A top pitching prospect misses his start for unknown reasons. A double header. A game shortened by rain. And one team needs 4 pitchers to stay in a pitcher's duel. Just another Minor League day!

Fresno (AAA): Tucson 7, Fresno 1
WP: E. Gonzalez (1-0)
LP: J. Fikac (0-1)
Game Recap:
The Grizzlies used an unusual patchwork group of pitchers in Saturday’s game, and it didn’t work out. It was Jesse Foppert’s turn in the rotation, but he was skipped for unknown reasons. Jeremy Fikac made his first start of the year, but only lasted 3 innings, giving up 1 run on 3 hits. Stephen Randolph allowed 2 runs in 2 innings, and Al Levine allowed 4 more runs (3 earned) in two more innings. Offensively, the Grizzlies could only manage 1 run despite 4 doubles. Mickey Lopez had 2 of the doubles, and came in to score when, ironically, Mike Cervenak hit a sacrifice fly.

Notable Performances:
Mickey Lopez: 2-4, 1 R, 2 2B, .242
Adam Shabala: 2-4, 1 2B, .302
Todd Linden: 1-4, 1 2B, 3 SO, 1 E, .254
Brian Dallimore: 1-4, 1 K, .265
Jeremy Fikac: 3.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO, 2.45 ERA
Al Levine: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO, 4.05 ERA
Jack Taschner: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 SO, 0.00 ERA

Norwich (AA): Reading 8, Norwich 1 (7 Innings)
WP: A. Davis (2-1)
LP: J. Garcia (1-3)
Game Recap:
Norwich’s offense was once again left struggling to get started in a rain shortened game. The Navigators managed only 3 hits against Phillies starter Allen Davis, who went the full 7 innings for Reading. He only gave up a Trey Lunsford solo home run for Norwich’s scoring. Meanwhile, Norwich pitchers gave up 15 hits in 7 innings, mostly James Garcia who gave up 11 hits and no walks in 2.2 innings.

Notable Performances:
Lunsford: 1-2, 1 HR, 1 H, 1 RBI, .167
Fred Lewis: 0-3, 1 SO, .250
Dan Ortmeier: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 SO, .210
Jame Garcia: 2.2 IP, 11 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 2 HR, 7.42 ERA
Alberto Montes: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 7.84 ERA

San Jose (High-A): San jose 2, Modesto 1
WP: B. Thurmond (2-1)
LP: T. Santiago (0-3)
SV: J. Hedrick (3)
Game Recap:
4 San Jose pitchers combined to win a pitcher’s duel, supporting Ben Thurmond, who went 5.2 innings, giving up 1 run on 5 hits and 4 walks. Nathan Pendley, Juan Serrato, and Justin Hedrick combined for 3.1 innings the rest of the way, giving up a combined 1 hit and 2 walks. The Giant offense was led by Clay Timpner’s 2 for 3 day, knocking in a run, and Travis Ishikawa, who also went 2 for 3 while scoring a run.

Notable Performances:
Clay Timpner: 2-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, .236
Travis Ishikawa: 2-3, 1 R, 1 SO, .255
Nate Schierholtz: 1-3, 1 BB, .360
Kevin Frandsen: 1-4, 1 SO, .304
Eddy Martinez-Esteve: 0-3, 1 BB, .340
Ben Thurmond: 5.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 1 SO, 1 HR, 5.27 ERA
Justin Hedrick: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0R, 0 BB, 3 SO, 1.35 ERA

Augusta (Mid-A): Game 1: Savannah 8, Augusta 6 (7 Innings)
WP: R. Morales (2-0)
LP: M. Musgrave (1-1)
SV: R. Campbell (2)
Game 2: Augusta 10, Savannah 5 (7 Innings)
WP: Brian Stirm (2-0)
LP: J. Henderson (0-1)
Game Recaps:
Augusta split an offensive doubleheader with the Sand Gnats Saturday. In game 1, Savannah won powered by four run innings in the 4th and 5th innings. The first inning came at the expense of starter Mike Musgrave, and the second inning was split between Musgrave and Alvarez. Game 2 looked like more of the same, as Savannah burst out with 4 runs in the first against Jonathan Sanchez, but Augusta roared back with 8 runs in the 4th, powered by 6 hits, a couple of walks, and a hit by a pitch. Augusta also picked up a pair in the 5th on solo home runs by Lisandro Disla and Ian Holm.
Notable Performances; Game 1:
Marcus Sanders: 3-4, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 SO, .375
Jonathan Armitage: 2-3, 1 HR, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 SO, .236
Lisandro Disla: 2-3, .170
Brian Horwitz: 1-4, 1 R, .361
Mike Musgrave: 4.2 IP, 4 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 5 BB, 4 SO, 2 HR, 5.74 ERA
Game 2:
Marcus Sanders: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 SO, .368
Ian Holm: 2-2, 1 HR, 2 R, 3 RBI, 1 BB, .261
Simon Klink: 2-4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 SO ,.218
Brian Horwitz: 1-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, .359
Lisandro Disla: 1-3, 1 HR, 2 R, 1 RBI, .180
Jonathan Sanchez: 3.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO, 1 HR, 3.05 ERA
Brian Stirm: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 SO, 0.77 ERA



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