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Mariners Minor League Report, April 29th – Halman homers twice

Post by Ryan Divish on April 29, 2009 at 10:39 am with No Comments »
April 29, 2009 10:39 am

AAA Tacoma Rainiers (PCL)

Here’s Mike Curto’s game story

Tacoma 6 runs, 13 hits, 2 errors

Colorado Springs 3 runs, 6 hits, 1 error

Pitching Lines:

RH Andy Baldwin (right)(W, 1-0) 6.0,3,1,1,0,5,2HB

RH Brodie Downs 1.0,1,0,0,0,0,HB

LH Justin Thomas 1.0,1,1,0,0,1

RH Randy Messenger 1.0,1,1,1,0,0

With the Bats:

C Jeff Clement 2×5, R, HR, RBI

3B Chris Shelton 2×5, R, HR, RBI

CF Freddy Guzman 2×4, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 SB

1B Mike Carp 2×5, R

SS Chris Woodward 1×5, R, HR, 2 RBI

Of Note: Chris Woodward and Jeff Clement hit back-to-back home runs in the 5th inning to back Andy Baldwin’s solid pitching as Tacoma beat Colorado Springs 6-3 on Tuesday night. Chris Shelton also homered for the Rainiers, who had 13 hits, 5 for extra bases. Mike Carp is hitting .455 (10×22) with 6 runs scored, 3 extra-base hits and 5 RBI during his current 5-game hit streak. Prentice Redman has hit safely 16 of 19 games this season, batting .321 (25×78) with 18 runs scored, 4 doubles, 6 home runs and 10 RBI. Since starting the season batting .045 (1×22), Clement is batting .375 (15×40) with 7 runs scored, 7 extra-base hits and 8 RBI in his last 9 games. Tacoma placed starting pitcher Chris Seddon on the 7-day disabled list with soreness in the back of his left shoulder. Seddon, who is 1-2 with a 6.86 ERA, felt his shoulder act up in the 5th and final inning he pitched Monday night at Colorado Springs.

Today’s probable starter:


AA West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx (Southern League)

Mississippi 6 runs, 8 hits, 2 errors

West Tennessee 12 runs, 12 hits, 2 errors

Pitching Lines:

RH Luis Munoz 5.2,3,2,2,0,7,HR,HB

LH Nick Hill 0.1,0,0,0,0,1

RH Marwin Vega 0.2,2,3,0,0,1

RH Mumba Rivera 0.1,1,0,0,0,0

RH Jared Wells (W, 1-0) 1.0,0,0,0,0,2

RH Aaron Cotter 1.0,2,1,1,0,1

With the Bats:

CF Greg Halman (right) 2×5, 2 R, 2 HR, 6 RBI

LF Ezequiel Carrera 3×3, 3 R, 3B, RBI, SB, SH

PH/2B Jeff Dominguez 2×3, R

DH Marshall Hubbard 2×3, 2B, 2 RBI, SF, BB

3B Matt Mangini 1×5, R, HR, 2 RBI

Of Note: Behind an 8 run 8th inning, the Diamond Jaxx took game 4 and the series against Mississippi on Tuesday night, 12-6. The Diamond Jaxx sent 13 batters to the plate in the 8th and Greg Halman would cap the inning off with a grand slam. Halman also recorded a career-high 6 RBI in the game and his 2nd multi-HR game of the season. He has hit 3 home runs in his last 2 games and 6 in his last 8. Since April 21, Halman is batting .300 (10×30) with 8 runs, 1 double, 6 home runs and 17 RBI. He currently leads the Southern League with 23 RBI this season.

Today’s probable starter:

LH Danny Christensen (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. Mississippi

A High Desert (California League)

High Desert 5 runs, 10 hits, 3 errors

Inland Empire 7 runs, 11 hits, 1 error

Pitching Lines:

RH Nathan Adcock (L, 2-2) 5.0,7,5,4,2,7,HB,WP

RH Natividad Dilone 1.2,3,1,1,0,1,WP

RH Juan Zapata 1.1,1,1,1,0,2,HR

With the Bats:

3B Alex Liddi 4×5, 2 R, 2B

LF Kuo Hui Lo 2×4, R, 2B, 2 RBI, BB

SS Juan Diaz 1×3, R, 3B, 2 RBI

Of Note: High Desert had a 3-0 lead in the 4th inning, but couldn’t’ hold on as the Mavs lost to High Desert 7-5 on Tuesday. Joe Dunigan went 0x3 in the game ending his hit streak at 8 games. During the streak he hit .441 (15×34) with 7 runs scored, 7 extra-base hits and 7 RBI. Alex Liddi extended his hitting streak to 8 games, batting .500 (17×34) with 8 runs scored, 4 doubles, 4 home runs and 8 RBI. He has also hit safely in 15 of 18 games this season, batting .417 (30×72) with 10 multi-hit games. Juan Diaz has hit safely in 14 of 16 games this season with 5 multi-hit games, batting .375 (24×64) with 13 runs scored, 6 extra-base hits and 7 RBI. Edilio Colina currently has a 9-game hit streak (.317/13×41), while also hitting safely in 16 of 17 games this season (.286/22×77). Kuo Hui Lo is batting .467 (14×30) with 9 runs scored, 1 double, 4 triples, 4 home runs and 14 RBI during his current 7-game hitting streak.

Today’s probable starter:

RH Alfredo Venegas (1-0, 5.59 ERA) at Inland Empire

A Clinton LumberKings (Midwest Lg.)

Burlington 0 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors

Clinton 1 run, 7 hits, 1 error

Pitching Lines:

RH Brett Lorin 7.0,4,0,0,5,2

RH Steven Hensley 2.0,0,0,0,0,2

With the Bats:

SS Terry Serrano 2×3, 2B, RBI, BB, SB

1B Scott Savastano 1×4, 2B

LF Denny Almonte 1×4, 2B

Of Note: Terry Serrano’s 2-out RBI double off the wall in right-center scored Mario Martinez in the bottom of the 9thinning, giving Clinton a 1-0 win over Burlington on Tuesday night. Brett Lorin tossed a career-high 7.0scoreless innings, scattering 4 hits while striking out 5. Steven Hensley, who was scratched from a start on Monday night due to illness, came on in relief. His 2.0 scoreless innings and 2 strikeouts helped make him the league’s first 4-game winner.

Today’s probable starter:

RH Aaron Pribanic (2-0, 1.02 ERA) vs. Burlington

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