Minor League Notebook - April 24th, 2005

An extra inning grand slam...what could be more exciting than that? Who hit it...well, you'll have to look inside. It's another day in the Minor Leagues.

Fresno (AAA): Tucson 6, Fresno 2
WP: K. Ligtenberg (1-0)
LP: K. Correia (0-2)
Game Recap:
A close game got out of hand in extra innings for Kevin Correia. Pitching in the 10th inning of a 2-2 game, Correia got one quick out, but then gave up 2 singles around a walk, and Doug DeVore hit a Grand Slam to put Tucson up to win the game. Todd Linden, meanwhile, was a huge part of Fresno’s offense. He homered in the 2nd inning, a solo shot to put the Grizzlies up 1-0. In the 7th, Linden walked, and then stole second. A throwing error by the catcher let Linden go to third, and that was followed by a throwing error by the center fielder to score unearned to tie the game at 2.

Notable Performances:
Todd Linden: 1-3, 1 HR, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB, .258
Brian Dallimore: 0-4, .250
Mike Cervenak: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 SO, .323
Brad Hennessey: 7.0 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO, 2.45 ERA
Kevin Correia: 1.1 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO, 1 HR, 6.14 ERA

Norwich (AA): Norwich 6, Reading 4
WP: B. Mazone (1-1)
LP: J. Wilson (0-1)
SV: J. Accardo (4)
Game Recap:
A 3 run seventh inning, highlighted by a 2 RBI single by Daniel Ortmeier, broke a 3 all tie, leading Norwich to a 6-4 win. Ortmeier went 2 for 5 with the 2 RBI to raise his average to .224. Fred Lewis also went 2 for 5 with a double to score 2 runs. The win went to Brian Mazone in relief, who allowed 1 run on 2 hits in 2 and a third innings. Merkin Valdez started, allowing 3 runs on 4 hits and 5 walks in 2.2 innings pitched.

Notable Performances:
Fred Lewis: 2-5, 1 2B, 2 R, .262
Tim Hutting: 2-4, 1 2B, 2 R, 1 RBI ,.273
Dan Ortmeier: 2-5, 2 RBI, 2 SO, .224
Brian Buscher: 1-5, 1 2B, 1 SO, .232
Merkin Valdez: 2.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 5 BB, 3 SO, 2.08 ERA
Oscar Montero: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 SO, 0.00 ERA
Brian Mazone: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 S), 1.86 ERA
Jeremy Accardo: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 SO, 1.08 ERA

San Jose (High-A): San Jose 8, Modesto 4
WP: G. Broshuis (2-2)
LP: S. Register (0-2)
SV: Joe Bateman (1)
Game Recap:
4 home runs powered San Jose’s offense on Sunday. Eliezer Alfonzo had a 2 run home run and Travis Ishikawa a solo home run in the 4th to give San Jose a 4-2 lead. Angel Chavez added one in the 7th, and Todd Jennings added one in the 8th. Garret Broshuis made the offense stand up with a 6 inning start, giving up 2 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks, while striking out 8.

Notable Performances:
Kevin Frandsen: 2-3, 2 2B, 1 R, 1 RBI, PO, .322
Travis Ishikawa: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 SO, .275
Angel Chavez: 2-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 SO, .280
Todd Jennings; 1-3, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB, .255
Nate Schierholtz: 1-4, 1 SO, .352
Eddy Martinez-Esteve: 1-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, .333
Garrett Broshuis: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 8 SO, 1 HR, 6.98 ERA
Eugene Espineli: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 SO, H, 2.19 ERA
Jonathan Coutlangus: 0.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 11.12 ERA
Joe Bateman: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0BB, 1 SO, 1.46 ERA

Augusta (Mid-A): Savannah 14, Augusta 2
WP: G. Bunn (1-1)
LP: R. Whitaker (1-2)
Game Recap:
Savannah blew away Augusta from the start, scoring 4 runs in the first, 5 runs in the fourth and another 4 in the 5th. Roger Whitaker gave up 6 runs in 3.1 innings, walking 6 and striking out 7. Offensively, the only runs came from a 2 RBI double by Brian Horwitz in the 3rd, with Lisandro Disla on base on a throwing error, and Marcus Sanders on a walk. Horwitz had both of Augusta’s only hits, going 2 for 3 with a walk.

Notable Performances:
Brian Horwitz: 2 for 3, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, .373
Marcus Sanders: 0-2, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 SO, .357
Roger Whitaker: 3.1 IP, 4 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 5 BB, 7 SO, 1 HER, 7.16 ERA



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