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Minor League Report, May 27th — Clement keeps hitting

Post by Ryan Divish on May 27, 2009 at 6:00 pm with No Comments »
May 27, 2009 6:00 pm

Greetings from Montana, here’s the daily minor league report, I’ve missed a few days, I’ll try not to let it happen.

Yesterday’s Results Standings Winner/Loser/Save

at Tacoma 10, Nashville 7 — 25-20, 3rd, -3.0 — W-E. Hull (5-2); S-R. Messenger (7)

West Tenn — (Rained Out) — 17-26, 5th, -5.5 – – -

High Desert (Off Day) — 31-14, 1st, +6.0 – – -

Clinton 9, at Peoria 3 — 24-21, T3rd, -4.0 — W-C. Hann (2-0)

AAA Tacoma Rainiers (Pacific Coast League)


Here’ Grant Clark’s game story from the TNT.

Curto was also on with KJR’s Ian Furness talking Rainiers the other day, you can listen to it here.

Pitching Lines:

RH Andy Baldwin 6.0,9,6,5,0,6,HR

RH Eric Hull (W, 5-2) 1.0,1,0,0,0,2

LH Tyler Johnson (H, 1) 1.0,3,1,1,0,0

RH Randy Messenger (S, 7) 1.0,1,0,0,2,0

With the Bats:

RF Prentice Redman 3×5, 2 R, RBI

CF Michael Saunders 2×5, 2 R

DH Jeff Clement 2×3, 3 R, 3 RBI, BB

3B Chris Shelton 2×4, 2B, RBI, BB

Rainiers Notes: DH Jeff Clement went 2-for-3 with a double, 3 runs scored and 3 RBI leading Tacoma to a 10-7 win over Nashville Tuesday night at Cheney Stadium. RF Prentice Redman had a pair of doubles and scored twice for the Rainiers and RHP Eric Hull picked up his 5th win of the season with a scoreless 7th inning. Clement extended his hitting streak to 14 games (.459/28×61) and is batting .360 (31×86) with 17 runs, 11 doubles, 3 home runs and 21 RBI in 21 games this month. CF Michael Saunders went 2-for-5 with 2 runs scored to extend his hitting streak to 9 games (.425/17×40). Saunders has scored at least one run in 16 consecutive games (21 runs over that streak) and one or more runs in 19 of 21 games this season. Overall, Saunders is batting .361 (30×83) with 26 runs, 6 doubles, 5 home runs and 12 RBI in 21 games. Redman has recorded a hit in 23 consecutive games at Cheney Stadium 9dating back to ’08). 3B Chris Shelton is batting .408 (20×49) with 6 doubles, 4 home runs, 12 runs and 15 RBI over his last 11 games. The Rainiers have won 5 of their last 6 games, and 8 of last 10 at Cheney Stadium. Tacoma leads the PCL in doubles (102) and ranks 3rd in hits (448) and home runs (53).

Today’s probable starter:

RH Gaby Hernandez (3-3 4.89) vs. Nashville

AA West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx (Southern League)

Jaxx Notes: Game one of the five game series against the Chattanooga Lookouts was postponed last night due to rain. A doubleheader has been scheduled for today, with the first game beginning at 12:05. The doubleheader will consist of two, seven inning games. The Diamond Jaxx are 17-26 on the year and currently in 5th place in the Southern League’s North Division. The pitching matchup in G#1 will be RHP Steve Bray (0-3, 4.87) for the Diamond Jaxx and RHP John Lindblom (2-2, 4.01) for the Lookouts. In G#2, RHP Kyle Parker (1-2, 3.74) will go for West Tenn and RHP Jesus Castillo (1-4, 4.96) takes the mound for Chattanooga. OF Greg Halman is tied for the Southern League lead with 13 home runs and T2nd with 33 RBI. OF Ezequiel Carrera ranks 5th in the league batting .351 (47×134), but was placed on the 7-day disabled list with a right ankle sprain (5/24).

Today’s probable starters:

G#1 – RH Steve Bray (0-3, 4.87) vs. Chattanooga

G#2 – RH Kyle Parker (1-2, 3.74) vs. Chattanooga

A High Desert Mavericks (California League)

Mavericks Notes: The Mavericks took a break from their 8-game winning streak after playing 14 consecutive days (10-4 during that stretch). High Desert returns to action today with a 5-game series against 2nd-place Lake Elsinore at Mavericks Stadium. 3B Alex Liddi continues to lead the California League in hitting (.367/65×177), hits (65), RBI (44) and ranks T2nd in home runs (11) and 2nd in slugging (.672). Liddi, Joe Dunigan (2nd/.359), Juan Diaz (4th/.353) and Travis Scott (10th/.321) dominate the California League batting race. CF Tyson Gillies ranks 3rd in the Cal League with a .434 on-base percentage and has reached base safely (H-BBHBP) in 38 of 39 games. RH Phillippe Aumont ranks 3rd in the league with 7 saves and is T2nd with 21 appearances.

Today’s probable starter:

RH Steven Hensley (0-0, 7.20) vs. Lake Elsinore

A Clinton LumberKings (Midwest League)


Pitching Lines:

LH Bobby LaFromboise 4.0,5,2,2,1,5,HR

RH Cheyne Hann (W, 2-0) 1.2,2,1,1,1,3

RH Stephen Penny 1.2,0,0,0,0,1

LH Greg Moviel 1.2,0,0,0,0,0

With the Bats:

RF Denny Almonte 1×4, R, 2 RBI, BB

DH Kris Sanchez 2×3, 3 R, 2 BB

LF Steve Moss 3×5, R, 2 2B, 2 RBI

3B Nate Tenbrink 1×2, 2B, 3 RBI

Lumberkings Notes: Following 1 hour, 35 minutes worth of rain delays, the Clinton LumberKings unleashed a 9-run, 15-hit attack in a 9-3 win over the Peoria Chiefs. Clinton has won 4 of its last 5 games to improve to 24-21 overall. Clinton starter LH Bobby LaFromboise allowed 5 hits and 2 runs in 4.0 innings. He walked one while striking out 5. LF Steve Moss went 3-for-5 2 doubles and 2 RBI. 3B Nate Tenbrink went 1-for-2 with a double, sacrifice fly and 3 RBI. In 7 games with the LumberKings, Moss is batting .370 (10×27) with 6 runs, 3 doubles, one home run and 8 RBI. Today’s starter, RH Kenn Kasparek, has recorded 6 consecutive starts allowing 2-or-fewer earned runs. Over the 6-start stretch he is 2-2 with a 1.45 ERA (5 ER, 31.0 IP)

Today’s probable starter:

RH Kenn Kasparek (2-4, 3.38) at

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