Minor League Notebook - May 13th, 2005

Matt Cain finally got his control back, though that wasn't enough in Fresno. Just another day of Minor League Action

Fresno Grizzlies (AAA): New Orleans 2, Fresno 1
WP: E. Yarnall (3-1, 4.25)
LP: M. Cain (3-1, 3.79)
SV: C. Schroder (2)
Game Recap:
Matt Cain, who has been struggling with his control the last couple of starts, had a walk free start. Unfortunately, the two runs he gave up were enough for the Zephyrs to win. Cain went 6 innings, giving up 2 runs on 6 hits while striking out 8. Meanwhile, New Orleans starter Ed Yarnall only gave up 3 hits while striking out 10 to outduel Cain. Meanwhile, Jack Taschner continued his scoreless streak to 16 innings of relief work.

Notable Performances:
Doug Clark: 1-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 SO, .292
Mike Cervenak: 1-3, 1 RBI,1 BB, 1 SO, 1 SB, .305
Matt Cain: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 8 SO, 1 HBP, 3.79
Jack Taschner: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0.00

Norwich Navigators (AA): Norwich 7, Binghamton 2
WP: C. Begg (3-2, 2.09)
LP: O. Roman (1-1, 3.99)
Game Recap:
Canadian Chris Begg looked like he was trying for a place on Canada’s team in next year’s World Cup competition, putting up another solid start, going 6 innings and giving up just 2 runs on 7 hit and a walk. He lowered his ERA to 2.09 with the start. Tyler Von Schell helped supply the offense, going 2 for 4 with 3 RBI, highlighted by a 5th inning 2 run home run.

Notable Performances:
Tyler Von Schell: 2-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 SO, .233
Anthony Labarbera: 2-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, .262
Carlos Valderrama: 2-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 SB, .339
Chris Begg: 6.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO, 2.09 ERA

San Jose Giants (High-A): San Jose 7, Rancho Cucamonga 1
WP: Ryan Sadowski (3-1, 3.65)
LP: J. Toledo (1-2, 3.27)
Game Recap:
Ryan Sadowski went 7 innings, shutting down the Quakes, allowing only 2 hits and a walk while striking out 6. The offense came up big, with Travis Ishikawa hitting a 2 run home run in the 8th, and Jake Wald having a solo shot in the 7th.

Notable Performances:
Todd Jennings: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 SO, 1 SB, 1 E, .257
Travis Ishikawa: 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, .252
Jake Wald: 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 SO, .240
Eddy Martinez-Esteve: 0-1, 2 R, 3 BB, .342
Ryan Sadowski: 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 SO, 3.65 ERA

Augusta GreenJackets (Mid-A): Augusta 6, Columbus 5
WP: J. Odom (1-0, 0.00)
LP: C. Wade (0-2, 4.24)
Game Recap:
The Columbus Catfish had the big inning, but it was the GreenJackets who had the dramatic one. Columbus put up 5 runs in the third inning to jump to a 5 run lead that had Augusta behind almost the entire game. But a 2 run bottom of the ninth left Augusta victorious. With one out, Jason Columbus hit a sacrifice fly to score Brian Horwitz, and then Jonathan Armitage singled home Simon Klink to score the winning run. The dramatics bailed out Darren Sack, who gave up 2 of his 3 hits and 2 of his 3 walks in that third inning, but was great the other 4 he pitched.

Notable Performances:
Brian Horwitz: 3-4, 2 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB .403
Alex Requena: 3-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 SB, .278
Simon Klink: 2-5, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 SO, .290
Darren Sack: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO, 6.37 ERA



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