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Questdog 01-08-2020 11:45 AM

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Monthly Awards for April, 2004
NL Player of the Month: Fernando Mexicano, lf, Cleveland (23-L) .329/.392/.541 85 AB, 3 2B, 0 3B, 5 HR, 9 BB, 16 SO, 0 SB, 0 CS, 21 R, 24 RBI in 21 G (2nd career PoM; ex-Beaver)
NL Pitcher of the Month: Billy Fritts, lhp, Boston (29-L) 5-1 1.75 ERA 6 GS, 46.1 IP, 33 H, 2 HR, 9 BB, 28 SO (4th career PoM)
NL Rookie of the Month: Buster Wallace, rhp, Miami (24-R) 1-0 0.82 ERA 7 SV 10 G, 11 IP, 5 H, 0 HR, 2 BB, 11 SO

PCL Player of the Month: Greg Hobbs, 2b, Milwaukee (30-R) .333/.478/.736 72 AB, 2 2b, 0 3b, 9 HR, 19 BB, 8 SO, 6 SB, 1 CS, 23 R, 18 RBI in 21 G (2nd career PoM)
PCL Pitcher of the Month: Frank Flores, rhp, Portland (25-R) 5-1 1.66 ERA 6 GS, 43.1 IP, 38 H, 2 HR, 3 BB, 17 SO (2nd straight PoM - Sept 03)
PCL Rookie of the Month: Don Boyd, rhp, Salt Lake City (27-R) 1-0 0.96 ERA SV 8 G, 9.1 IP, 4 H, 0 HR, 6 BB, 9 SO


Questdog 01-08-2020 03:30 PM

Saturday, May 1, 2004

Portland Beavers (17-6 .739 3.5 GA in 1st place in the PCL West) at
Los Angeles Angels (12-10 .545 4.5 GB in 4th place in the PCL West)

POR: Steve Muir (29-R 2-2 6.14) Gold Glove(01) vs. LA: Tom Sayers (28-R 0-2 6.11)

Muir gave up 6 runs in 2 innings last time out. Our whole staff has allowed 10 HR this season so far and 5 of them have been hit off Muir.

Sayers gave up 5 runs (3 earned) in 4.2 IP last time out. Last year, he was 8-16 with a 5.31 ERA in 31 starts and 179.1 IP. He was 1-2 against us, with the win being the only good game.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
PORTLAND
1: CF Brian Mitchell (23-L .318-66-1-5-.778 72)
2: LF Kim Springer (23-L .290-93-3-11-.814 66)
3: RF Enrique Ramos (25-L .282-85-1-9-.742 72) 2-time All-Star(02-03)/Silver Slugger(CF)/RoY(01)/Gold Glove(LF-01)
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (27-R .346-78-3-25-.972 67) 2-time Silver Slugger/3-time All-Star(MVP-01)/Gold Glove(01)
5: 3B Jeff Galka (35-R .244-86-2-11-.742 59)
6: C Tim Higbee (21-S .329-82-3-12-.875 51)
7: 2B Dave Risinger (28-R .389-18-0-4-1.006 106)
8: SS Reid Reddick (26-R .169-83-2-7-.486 88)
9: P Steve Muir (29-R .000-8-0-0-.000 1) Gold Glove(01)

LOS ANGELES
1: 2B Britt Snyder (28-R .210-81-3-13-.622 77)
2: LF Vinny Negrete (24-L .263-38-0-4-.616 75)
3: RF Ed Holle (30-L .400-40-1-3-1.029 67)
4: C Charlie Allen (32-S .293-75-3-8-.853 74) 2-time All-Star(01,03)/Gold Glove(02)
5: 1B Gregg Buckner (25-L .265-83-2-7-.731 100)
6: CF Rodolfo Rosado (27-R .253-99-0-3-.591 70)
7: 3B Jorge Prado (33-R .188-69-0-8-.526 70)
8: SS Javier Rodriguez (30-R .194-72-1-7-.572 86)
9: P Tom Sayers (28-R .000-6-0-0-.000 40)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Angel Stadium
Weather: 58 F, Partly Cloudy, with a 9 MPH wind blowing left to right
Attendance: 23,047

Top of the First:
Brian Mitchell leads off with a walk. Kim Springer pops a little hit to center. Enrique Ramos bloops a hit to left and Mitchell scores without a throw! 1 to 0, Beavers! Glenn Snowden draws a walk to load the bases up with no outs. Jeff Galka takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4 and forces in a run! 2 to 0, Beavers! Seems like we are getting a lot of RBI off walks and HBP this year! Tim Higbee grounds a hit to center and Ramos scores! 3 to 0, Beavers! P Tom Sayers says he is hurt... Just his feelings, I bet.... New Pitcher: Dave Reeder (28-R) with a 2.08 ERA in 4.1 IP. Career 2.81 ERA in 227.1 IP. Dave Risinger strikes out... Reid Reddick strikes out looking... P Steve Muir pops out to 2nd.

Bottom of the First:
Britt Snyder lines out to center. Vinny Negrete tries to bunt his way aboard, but the Gold Glover, P Steve Muir, makes the play, 1-3! Ed Holle swings at the first pitch and grounds a hit to center. Charlie Allen grounds out to 2nd!

Top of the Second:
P Dave Reeder strikes out the top of our order in order.... He has now struck out 5 of the 6 batters he has faced; all except the pitcher...

Top of the 3rd:
Glenn Snowden manages to pop out, but Jeff Galka and Tim Higbee strike out... 7 SO for P Dave Reeder in 3 IP.

Top of the Fourth:
2 more strikeouts for P Dave Reeder... 9 in 4 IP.

Top of the Fifth:
Only 1 strikeout! But we still went down in order. 5 perfect innings for P Dave Reeder and 10 SO.

Top of the Sixth:
No strikeouts! But still we go down in order. 6 perfect innings and 10 SP for P Dave Reeder.

Top of the Seventh:

No strikeouts again, but another perfect inning. 7 of them by P Dave Reeder...

Bottom of the Seventh:

With 1 out, Jorge Prado grounds a hit up the middle. The Bullpen is up. A wild pitch sends Prado to 2nd. Javier Rodriguez walks. They pinch-hit for P Dave Reeder! Finally! PH Fernando Vargas (27-L) grounds into a force at 2nd, 5-4, and Prado goes to 3rd. A wild pitch scores Prado... 3 to 1, Beavers. Britt Snyder draws a walk. Call to the Bullpen: Victor Alvarez (30-L). PH Clay David (30-S), 1 for 3 on the season and 0 for 2 in this series, clears the bases with a double to right... Tie Game: 3 to 3. Alvarez is officially worthless... Not just a slump, but useless... Ed Holle lines a hit to center and Snyder scores... 4 to 3, Angels. Call to the Bullpen: Rich Larkin (24-R). Holle tries to steal and C Tim Higbee throws him out!

Bottom of the Eighth:
Charlie Allen walks and Gregg Buckner grounds a hit to right... Rodolfo Rosado grounds one back to the mound, but P Rich Larkin makes a bad throw to 2nd and the bases are loaded with no outs... Jorge Prado takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4 to force in a run... 5 to 3, Angels. Call to the Bullpen: Sandy Bastianelli (29-R). Javier Rodriguez swings at a 3-2 pitch and beats out an infield hit and another run is in... 6 to 3, Angels. We need another Bullpen overhaul... Why cannot pitchers remain good from one season to the next for us? Fernando Vargas doubles to left center and 2 more runs score... 8 to 3, Angels. Britt Snyder strikes out and we finally have an out after 7 batters... PH Dave Balkan (27-R), 1 for 12 on the season (.083), grounds out to 3rd and the runners hold. Ed Holle grounds one to 1st and P Sandy Bastianelli, of course, drops the toss from Glenn Snowden for an error and another run scores... 9 to 3, Angels. Charlie Allen pokes a hit to right and another run scores and Holle goes to 3rd... 10 to 3, Angels. PH Tony Hewitt (30-R), 1 for 11 on the season (.091) beats out an infield hit and Holle scores... 11 to 3, Angels. Rodolfo Rosado lines a hit to center and in comes another one... 12 to 3, Angels. Jorge Prado ground out to short!!!!

Lost - 12 to 3

We had 3 hits (all in the 1st inning) and made 2 errors
Los Angeles had 12 hits (6 in the 8th) and made no errors

Steve Muir went 6.2 innings, allowed 3 runs 4 hits, 4 walks and struck out 1. He threw 2 WP.
LHP Victor Alvarez (L 0-1 BS 2) did not get and out and allowed a run and 2 hits.
RHP Rich Larkin got 1 out and allowed 4 runs (3 earned), 1 hit and 2 walks.
RHP Sandy Bastianelli went 1 inning, allowed 4 unearned runs, 5 hits and struck out 1.

Tom Sayers did not retire a batter, gave us 3 runs, 3 hits and 3 walks and did not strike out anyone.
RHP Dave Reeder (W 3-0) went 7 perfect innings and struck out 10.

RF Enrique Ramos had a hit, scored a run and had an RBI.

The Angels announced that Tom Sayers had a blister that should bother him for about a week....

Just pitiful....

Monday is an off day and we will make big changes then.... Our Bullpen is horrendous right now... Bastianelli and Alvarez have to go.... Larkin stunk it up today, but he has been good up until now, so we will not panic on him. Andrade is not as good as we had expected, but he has been decent. Jennissen has been okay, except for too many walks. So, with Ancona going into the rotation for Woodward, we need 3 new relievers, at least one of which needs to be a lefty, preferably two. There is no one I want to bring up from Vancouver (A), so we will have to see about trades. And I hate trading for relievers! But we are over the barrel here....

Questdog 01-08-2020 04:58 PM

Sunday, May 2, 2004

Portland Beavers (17-7 .708 2.5 GA in 1st place in the PCL West) at
Los Angeles Angels (13-10 .565 3.5 GB in 3rd place in the PCL West)

POR: Bobby Johnson (25-R 3-1 2.67) vs. LA: Bill Wertz (33-R 1-2 3.16) 3-time All-Star

Johnson gave up 1 run in 7 IP last time out for a win.

Wertz is their #1 starter. He has lost his last 2 starts. He gave up 4 runs in 7 IP last time out. He was 14-9 with a 2.58 ERA in 34 starts and 251 IP last year. He was 2-0 in 4 starts against us last year with only 1 bad game.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
PORTLAND
1: CF Brian Mitchell (23-L .304-69-1-5-.754 72)
2: LF Kim Springer (23-L .289-97-3-11-.801 66)
3: RF Enrique Ramos (25-L .281-89-1-10-.732 72) 2-time All-Star(02-03)/Silver Slugger(CF)/RoY(01)/Gold Glove(LF-01)
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (27-R .333-81-3-25-.945 67) 2-time Silver Slugger/3-time All-Star(MVP-01)/Gold Glove(01)
5: C Tim Higbee (21-S .326-86-3-13-.858 51)
6: SS Reid Reddick (26-R .163-86-2-7-.470 88)
7: 3B Dave Risinger (28-R .318-22-0-4-.830 100)
8: 2B Juan Rojas (25-S .190-79-2-6-.564 104)
9: P Bobby Johnson (25-R .273-11-0-1-.523 1)

LOS ANGELES

1: 2B Britt Snyder (28-R .200-85-3-13-.602 77)
2: LF Vinny Negrete (24-L .244-41-0-4-.572 75)
3: RF Ed Holle (30-L .400-45-1-4-1.003 67)
4: 1B Gregg Buckner (25-L .264-87-2-7-.721 100)
5: CF Rodolfo Rosado (27-R .262-103-0-4-.613 70)
6: 3B Jorge Prado (33-R .192-73-0-9-.533 70)
7: SS Javier Rodriguez (30-R .200-75-1-8-.583 86)
8: C Tony Hewitt (30-R .167-12-0-2-.452 58)
9: P Bill Wertz (33-S .000-10-0-0-.000 1) 3-time All-Star

Game Start: 1:05 PM
Ballpark: Angel Stadium
Weather: 64 F, Partly Cloudy, with a 7 MPH wind blowing in from left
Attendance: 26,512

Top of the First:

Brian Mitchell grounds a hit to center. Kim Springer bloops a hit to left. We pull off a double steal! Enrique Ramos walks to load the bases up with no outs. Glenn Snowden grounds into a 5-4-3 double play and Mitchell scores and Springer goes to 3rd... 1 to 0, Beavers. Tim Higbee grounds a hit to right and Springer scores! 2 to 0, Beavers! Reid Reddick pops out to short.

Bottom of the First:
Britt Snyder grounds out to the pitcher. Vinny Negrete grounds a hit to center. Ed Holle grounds a hit to center and Negrete goes to 3rd... Greg Buckner clears the bases with a triple to center... Tie Game: 2 to 2. Rodolfo Rosado grounds a hit to center and Buckner scores... 3 to 2, Angels. Jorge Prado lines out to the pitcher and we double Rosado off at 1st!

Bottom of the Second:
Javier Rodriguez gets beaned and then steals 2nd. A wild pitch sends him to 3rd... What the heck is going on, here? Tony Hewitt strikes out. P Bill Wertz lines out to deep center and Rodriguez tags up and scores... 4 to 2, Angels.

Bottom of the Third:

Vinny Negrete and Ed Holle lead off with back to back liners to left for hits... P Bobby Johnson has nothing today... The Bullpen is up. Gregg Buckner grounds one to the hole on the right side and Juan Rojas makes a diving stop and throws Buckner out at 1st and the other runners move up. Rodolfo Rosado grounds a hit to center and Negrete scores... 5 to 2, Angels. Call to the Bullpen: Denny Jennissen (30-R). Jorge Prado grounds out to 3rd and Holle holds at 3rd and Rosado goes to 2nd. 2 outs. Javier Rodriguez grounds out to 2nd.

Top of the Fifth:

We let P Denny Jennissen bat with 1 out and he makes it 2 outs. Brian Mitchell grounds a hit up the middle. Kim Springer doubles to left and Mitchell scores and Springer ends up on 3rd! 5 to 3, Angels. Enrique Ramos lines out to center.

Top of the Sixth:
With 1 out, Tim Higbee loops a hit to right center. Reid Reddick grounds a hit up the middle and Higbee beats the throw to 3rd. Dave Risinger strikes out looking... Juan Rojas grounds a hit to left and Higbee scores! 5 to 4, Angels. PH Jeff Galka (35-R) grounds out to the pitcher...

Top of the Seventh:
Brian Mitchell lines a hit to left and then steals 2nd. Kim Springer grounds out to 2nd and Mitchell goes to 3rd. Enrique Ramos takes a 3-2 pitch in the ribs... He gets caught stealing.... What a friggin' idiot... Glenn Snowden grounds out to short... Big phooey....

Top of the Eighth:

New Pitcher: Ruben Misquez (35-R), a free agent from Kansas City with a 2.08 ERA in 13 IP. Tim Higbee takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. Reid Reddick grounds into a 6-4-3 double play... Dave Risinger swings at the first pitch and hits one high and deep to left and JUST over the fence for a home run! Tie Game: 5 to 5.

Bottom of the Eighth:

On the Hill: Ramon Andrade (29-R), after a scoreless 6th and 7th. 18 pitches thrown. Ed Holle leads off with a double to right center... We walk Gregg Buckner intentionally. Rodolfo Rosado lines out to 1st and Glenn Snowden steps on the bag to double off Buckner! Jorge Prado strikes out looking on 3 pitches!!

Top of the Ninth:
New Pitcher: Hal Ockey (28-R), their 3-time All-Star closer with a 1.35 ERA, who got the win on Thursday. PH Jerry Suazo (29-L) draws a walk. Pinch-runner: Jose Julio (30-R). Brian Mitchell bunts him to 2nd. Kim Springer flies out to deep left. Enrique Ramos swings at a 3-2 pitch and doubles to left center and Julio scores! 6 to 5, Beavers! They walk Glenn Snowden intentionally. Tim Higbee strikes out...

Bottom of the Ninth:
New Pitcher: Rich Larkin (24-R). PH Fernando Vargas (27-L), batting .297 in 37 AB, flies out to right. PH Charlie Allen (32-S), their All-Star catcher, batting .308 with 3 HR in 78 AB, strikes out! 3B Dave Balkan (27-R), 1 for 13 on the season (.071), bloops a hit to right... Of course, he does.... We can never have a 1-2-3 9th... Britt Snyder lines a hit to right and Balkan goes to 3rd without a throw... Vinny Negrete drives one to deep center, but Brian Mitchell runs it down and THIS Ball Game Belongs to the Beavers!

Won - 6 to 5

We had 12 hits and made no errors
Los Angeles had 11 hits and made no errors

We turned 4 double plays: 2 GDP and 2 line outs.

Bobby Johnson went 2.1 innings, allowed 5 runs, 7 hits, no walks, 1 HBP and struck out 1.
RHP Denny Jennissen went 2.2 scoreless innings, allowed 1 HBP and struck out 2.
RHP Ramon Andrade (W 3-1) went 3 scoreless innings, allowed 2 hits, 2 walk (2 INT) and struck out 2.
RHP Rich Larkin (SV 3) pitched a scoreless 9th, allowed 2 hits and struck out 1.

Bill Wertz went 7 innings, gave us 4 runs, 10 hits, 1 walk, 1 HBP and struck out 2. At bat, he had a SF.
RHP Hal Ockey (L 2-1) went 1 inning, gave us 2 run, 1 hit, 2 walks (1 INT) and struck out 1.

CF Brian Mitchell had 3 hits, stole 2 bases and scored 2 runs. LF Kim Springer had 2 hits with a double, stole a base, scored a run and had an RBI. RF Enrique Ramos hit a double, drew a walk, was hit by a pitch and had an RBI. C Tim Higbee had 2 hits and a walk, scored a run and had an RBI. 3B Dave Risinger hit his 1st home run of the season. 2B Juan Rojas had 2 hits and an RBI. PH Jerry Suazo drew a walk. PR Jose Julio scored a run.

For Los Angeles, RF Ed Holle had 3 hits with a double, stole a base and scored a run. CF Rodolfo Rosado had 3 hits and 2 RBI.

Questdog 01-08-2020 04:59 PM

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May 3, 2004

Monday Morning Report

NL Player of the Week - Michael Guerrero, LF, Chicago (32-L .368/.377/.702) Had 12 hits with 1 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR, 0 BB, 2 SO, 6 R and 6 RBI in 6 G (7th career PoW)
PCL Player of the Week - Greg Ware, LHP, Oakland (28-L 3-2 2.08) Pitched 2 shutouts. 2-0 0.00 ERA 2 GS, 18 IP. 6 H, 0 HR, 1 BB, 8 SO (2nd career PoW)

(Slash lines are for the season, not the week)

April 26 - 3B Rick Aycock (25-L) of Denver hit a double and a Grand Slam and had 5 RBI at home versus Salt Lake City. The Bears won, 9 to 4.
April 27 - C Dennis Allen (29-R) of Dallas hit 2 home runs and had 5 RBI at Kansas City. The Eagles won, 7 to 1.
April 27 - San Antonio won at Minnesota, 6 to 3, to end their 11 game losing streak.
April 27 - Norm Ginsburg (26-R) of Denver pitched a 3 hit shutout at home versus Salt Lake City. He walked 1 and struck out 2. 86 pitches thrown. The Bears won, 5 to 0.
April 27 - Greg Ware (28-L) of Oakland pitched a 4 hit shutout at Sacramento. He did not walk a batter and struck out 5. 90 pitches thrown. At bat, he had a hit and scored a run. The Oaks won, 6 to 0.
April 29 - Rookie RF Mike Wegner (26-L) of Dallas had 3 hits with 2 home runs, scored 3 runs and had 4 RBI at Denver. The Eagles won, 11 to 4.
April 29 - Doug Etkin (32-R) of Philadelphia got the win with 7 IP, allowing 2 runs, 3 hits, 1 home run, 3 walks and 3 strikeouts at home versus Boston. At bat, he had 2 hits with a Grand Slam and 5 RBI. The Phillies won, 10 to 2.
April 30 - 3B Jerry Portela (25-R) hit a double and a Grand Slam, drew a walk and had 5 RBI at Kansas City. The Missions won, 8 to 2.
April 30 - Hal Kestler (27-R) of Dallas pitched a 2 hits shutout at Denver. He did not walk a batter and struck out 7. At bat, he had 2 hits. It is his 2nd shutout of the season. The Eagles won, 5 to 0.
April 30 - Darrell Williams (27-R) of Sacramento pitched a 5 hit shutout at home versus Hollywood. He walked 4 and struck out 4. 135 pitches thrown. At bat, he drew a walk and scored a run. The Solons won, 3 to 0.
May 1 - Dawson Winslow (28-L) of Dallas pitched a 3 hit shutout at Denver. He walked 1 and struck out 2. 94 pitches thrown. At bat, he had a hit and scored a run. The Eagles won, 11 to 0.
May 1 - 2B/3B Greg Hobbs (30-R) of Milwaukee had 2 hits with a Grand Slam and 5 RBI at Salt Lake City. The Brewers won, 7 to 1.
May 2 - Graham Pethel (27-R) of Kansas City pitched a 5 hit shutout at home versus San Antonio. He walked 3 and struck out 10. At bat, he hit a double. The Royals won, 2 to 0.
May 2 - Vic Kyzer (25-L) of Milwaukee, an ex-Beaver, pitched a 5 hit shutout at Salt Lake City. He walked 1 and struck out 9. The Brewers won, 4 to 0.
May 2 - Greg Ware (28-L) of Oakland pitched a 2 hit shutout at Seattle. He walked 1 and struck out 3. At bat, he had 2 hits with a double. It is his 2nd shutout of the season. The Oaks won, 4 to 0, and outhit the Rainiers, 16 to 2.
May 2 - 3B Brian Dube (30-R) of San Francisco went 4 for 4 with 2 doubles and a triple, scored 3 runs and had 6 RBI at home versus San Diego. The Seals won, 14 to 10. There were 32 hits, but no home runs in this game.
May 2 - Ernesto Maduro (24-L) of Washington pitched a 4 hit shutout at home versus New York. He walked 3 and struck out 5. At bat, he had 2 hits with a double and an RBI. The Nationals won, 2 to 0.


Questdog 01-09-2020 09:47 AM

Monday, May 3, 2004

Today is an off day for the team, but it is my day to rebuild our Bullpen. And I think I did!

Trade #50
2B Dave Mann (28-R) to San Diego for SS Denny Peters (27-S)

Mann is talentless and Peters has a great glove, but not much of a bat; he'll fit right in with our other middle infielders! We need him because we are trading one of our other infielders...

Trade #51
RP Victor Alvarez (30-L) to San Francisco for RP Larry McLellan (27-R)

Alvarez was great for us last year, but even then he was not lights out against lefties and what's the point of having a lefty that cannot get out lefties? This year he cannot get anyone out. McLellan is a better version of Sandy Bastianelli: great control and just enough stuff to get some outs (hopefully). He has a 2.30 ERA in 58.2 career innings.

Trade #52
RF Brian Mitchell (23-L) to Dallas for RP Leonardo Sanchez (24-R)

Mitchell is great and I hate trading him, but he has missed significant time to injuries every season and I think it is just a matter of time before the injures eat him up. Sanchez is a 5 star reliever according to Scouting Director Oscar Cervantes. He is only 24, but is in his 4th season in the Majors and has a 2.89 career ERA so far with only 10 HR in 214.2 IP.

Trade #53
SP Bruce Ancona (24-L) to Kansas City for RP Steve Stewart (24-L)

I really hate trading Ancona because he was slotted to get a shot in the rotation, but we need a left-handed reliever and Ancona was the cheapest price I could pay for a good one. Stewart, hopefully, is a good one and one who is stronger against lefties than he is against righties. He has a 2.95 ERA in 39.2 career innings and lefties have hit him about 50 points less than righties.

Trade #54
SS Reid Reddick (26-R) to Toronto for SP Ron Marling (23-R)

I fell in love with Reddick last season, but have fallen out of love with all his strikeouts this season. 1 in very 3 AB is way, way too many. Marling was the #59 prospect this Spring. He has good control and may be ready for a shot at the rotation right now, but we will send him to Vancouver (A) to see how he does there. He has been in the Blue Jay's Major League Bullpen this season, but has only pitched in 2 games.

All the players we received, other than Ron Darling...I mean Marling, will go to the Major League roster.

RP Sandy Bastianelli (29-R) was sent to Vancouver (A). CF Larry Ballard (25-L) was recalled. 2B A.J. Lee will be ready to play in a couple of days and we will send him to Vancouver (A) for a little rehab.

SP Bil Woodward (23-R) will get at least one more start to prove that he is not utter garbage this season. He pitched some good games for us last year and I was really hoping he would improve this season, but he seems to have regressed rather then progressed. Jerry Suazo (29-L) will take over Mitchell's vacated leadoff spot and play center against right-handers.

Questdog 01-09-2020 10:48 AM

Tuesday, May 4, 2004

We are in Sacramento to play a 2 game set. The Solons lost 2 of 3 here to the Hollywood Stars over the weekend. We won 2 of 3 against them in Portland, April 16-18. They are currently 11th in scoring in the PCL with 4.08 runs per game (Portland is #5 with 4.52). The Solons are 11th in fewest runs allowed with 4.50 per game (Portland is tied for 6th with 3.80). Their run differential is -10 and ours is +18, now 5th best in the PCL but still best in the West.

Portland Beavers (18-7 .720 3 GA in 1st place in the PCL West) at
Sacramento Solons (9-15 .375 8.5 GB in 7th place in the PCL West)

POR: Barry Phillips (21-R 3-0 1.37) Gold Glove vs. SAC: Carl Jones (30-R 4-0 2.77)

Phillips only gave up 4 hits and 1 walk in 8 IP last time out, but 3 unearned runs and had a no decision. He is currently 3rd in the PCL in ERA.

Jones went 9 innings last time out and gave up 2 runs for a win. He beat us in Portland, holding us to 1 run in 8 IP.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
PORTLAND
1: CF Jerry Suazo (29-L .310-29-0-1-.757 71)
2: RF Enrique Ramos (25-L .283-92-1-11-.752 72) 2-time All-Star(02-03)/Silver Slugger(CF)/RoY(01)/Gold Glove(LF-01)
3: LF Kim Springer (23-L .294-102-3-12-.811 66)
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (27-R .318-85-3-25-.910 67) 2-time Silver Slugger/3-time All-Star(MVP-01)/Gold Glove(01)
5: 3B Jeff Galka (35-R .236-89-2-12-.731 59)
6: C Tim Higbee (21-S .333-90-3-14-.870 51)
7: 2B Juan Rojas (25-S .206-83-2-7-.584 104)
8: SS Denny Peters (27-S Beaver debut 86)
9: P Barry Phillips (21-R .286-14-0-1-.619 56) Gold Glove

SACRAMENTO
1: RF Gerry Elliott (31-L .277-83-2-8-.797 74) 14 R/12 BB/8 SB
2: CF Harvey Turner (26-L .267-75-0-8-.674 61) 11 BB
3: LF Ray Knowles (20-L .250-36-1-7-.689 56) Rookie #1 prospect 7 BB/3 SB
4: 3B Larry Pierce (31-L .333-87-2-15-.818 61) 16 R
5: 2B Angel Arana (28-R .262-84-0-7-.624 84) 22 SO
6: 1B Dale Cave (31-R .545-22-1-6-1.383 82) 5 R
7: SS Jose de Haro (26-R .224-85-1-13-.585 78) 23 SO
8: C Ryushi Suzuki (26-R .167-30-0-3-.531 63) Rookie
9: P Carl Jones (30-R .000-15-0-0-.000 23) 11 SO

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Comiskey Park
Weather: 72 F, Clear Skies, with a 9 MPH wind blowing in from center
Attendance: 11,808

Top of the First:

Jerry Suazo grounds a hit to center. Enrique Ramos loops a hit to right and Suazo goes to 3rd without a throw. Kim Springer grounds into a 4-6-3 double play and Suazo scores. 1 to 0, Beavers. Glenn Snowden flies out to center.

Bottom of the First:

Gerry Elliott pops out to short. Harvey Turner tries to bunt his way aboard, but C Tim Higbee makes the play, 2-3! Ray Knowles, the #1 prospect in Baseball this Spring, swings at the first pitch and lines out to center! 1-2-3!

Top of the Third:
Denny Peters, in his first AB as a Beaver, grounds out to the pitcher and we go down in order.

Top of the Fourth:

Enrique Ramos lines a hit to center and goes to 2nd on a wild pitch. Kim Springer grounds a hit to right and Ramos beats the throw to the plate! 2 to 0, Beavers! With 1 out, Jeff Galka doubles to right center and Springer scores from 1st! 3 to 0, Beavers! Tim Higbee takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. Juan Rojas grounds a hit to center and the bases are loaded with 1 out. Denny Peters strikes out... P Barry Phillips grounds a hit to left and Galka scores! 4 to 0, Beavers! Jerry Suazo beats out an infield hit and Higbee scores! 5 to 0, Beavers! That does it for P Carl Jones. New Pitcher: Brian Beeman (31-L) with a 6.14 ERA in 7.1 IP with 6 BB and 7 SO. Enrique Ramos strikes out looking...

Top of the Sixth:

P Brian Beeman strikes out the side in order...

Bottom of the Sixth:
With 1 out, PH Alexis Quiroga (25-R) lines a hit to left, only their 2nd hit of the day. Gerry Elliott beats out an infield hit. The Bullpen gets up. Harvey Turner beats out an infield hit and the bases are loaded with 1 out. Ray Knowles grounds one to 2nd, but we only get the force out, 4-6, and Quiroga scores. 5 to 1, Beavers. Larry Pierce flies out to center!

Bottom of the Seventh:
Angel Arana leads off with a double down the left field line. The Bullpen is back up. Dale Cave doubles off the wall in center and Arana scores... 5 to 2, Beavers. Jose de Haro grounds out to the pitcher and Cave goes to 3rd. Call to the Bullpen: Leonardo Sanchez (24-R), to make his Beaver debut. Ryushi Suzuki strikes out looking! PH Brent Ray (26-L), batting .375 in 16 AB, is sent up. Call to the Bullpen: Steve Stewart (24-L), to make his Beaver debut. Ray grounds out to 2nd!!

Won - 5 to 2

We had 10 hits and made no errors
Sacramento had 7 hits and made 1 error

Barry Phillips (W 4-0) went 6.1 innings, allowed 2 runs, 6 hits, 1 walk and struck out 4. At bat, he had a hit and an RBI.
RHP Leonardo Sanchez (H 1), in his Beaver debut, faced 1 batter and struck him out.
LHP Steve Stewart (H 1), in his Beaver debut, faced 4 lefties and got them all out!
RHP Ramon Andrade (SV 6) pitched a scoreless 9th and allowed 1 hit.

Carl Jones (L 4-1) went 3.2 innings, gave us 5 runs, 8 hits, 1 walk and struck out 2. He threw a WP.

CF Jerry Suazo had 2 hits, scored a run and had an RBI. RF Enrique Ramos had 2 hits and scored a run. LF Kim Springer had a hit, scored a run and had an RBI. 3B Jeff Galka hit 2 doubles, scored a run and had an RBI. SS Denny Peters, in his Beaver debut, went 0 for 4 and struck out twice. PH Oscar Trejo had a hit.

Around the League: RP Victor Alvarez (30-L) gave up 2 runs and took a loss in his debut with San Francisco. CF Brian Mitchell (23-L) had 2 hits, stole and base, scored a run and had 2 RBI in his debut for Dallas. SS Reid Reddick went 2 for 3 in his debut for Toronto.

Questdog 01-09-2020 11:56 AM

Wednesday, May 5, 2004

The World Champion Detroit Tigers, currently in last place in the NL West and possessing the worst team ERA in Baseball (5.79), signed ex-Beaver P Rondey Moe (28-R) to a $1.54 million 1 year contract.

Portland Beavers (19-7 .731 3 GA in 1st place in the PCL West) at
Sacramento Solons (9-16 .360 9.5 GB in 7th place in the PCL West)

POR: Frank Flores (25-R 5-1 1.66) PCLCS MVP vs. SAC: Darrell Williams (27-R 1-2 3.90)

Flores has pitched back to back shutouts in his last 2 starts and has not allowed an earned run in 3 straight and has won his last 4. He is currently 2nd on the Beavers in ERA and 4th in the PCL.

Williams pitched a 5 hit shutout against Hollywood last time out. We beat him on Portland, scoring 4 runs in 6 IP.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
PORTLAND
1: RF Jerry Suazo (29-L .344-32-0-2-.807 89)
2: LF Enrique Ramos (25-L .295-95-1-11-.769 81) 2-time All-Star(02-03)/Silver Slugger(CF)/RoY(01)/Gold Glove(LF-01)
3: C Tim Higbee (21-S .323-93-3-14-.849 51)
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (27-R .303-89-3-25-.873 67) 2-time Silver Slugger/3-time All-Star(MVP-01)/Gold Glove(01)
5: 3B Jeff Galka (35-R .247-93-2-13-.763 59)
6: 2B Juan Rojas (25-S .207-87-2-7-.580 104)
7: CF Larry Ballard (25-L Season debut 74)
8: SS Denny Peters (27-S .000-4-0-0-.000 86)
9: P Frank Flores (25-R .200-15-0-0-.467 35) PCLCS MVP

SACRAMENTO
1: RF Gerry Elliott (31-L .276-87-2-8-.785 74)
2: 1B Ralph McKinney (25-L .313-64-0-2-.740 85)
3: LF Ray Knowles (20-L .231-39-1-8-.655 56) Rookie
4: 3B Larry Pierce (31-L .330-91-2-15-.805 61)
5: 2B Angel Arana (28-R .261-88-0-7-.630 84)
6: CF Harvey Turner (26-L .266-79-0-8-.666 61)
7: C Joel Brobston (32-R .190-58-2-6-.567 69)
8: SS Jose de Haro (26-R .216-88-1-13-.566 78)
9: P Darrell Williams (27-R .222-9-0-1-.522 1)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Comiskey Park
Weather: 61 F, Partly Cloudy, with a 9 MPH wind blowing out to right
Attendance: 12,549

Top of the First:
Jerry Suazo grounds a hit to right. Enrique Ramos grounds into a 5-4-3 double play... Tim Higbee grounds a hit to center. Glenn Snowden, who has gone all cold on us, flies out to center. He is now 0 for his last 13.

Bottom of the First:
Gerry Elliott swings at a 3-2 pitch and grounds a hit to left. Ralph McKinney squibs one and we get a force at 2nd, 2-6. Elliott takes off for 2nd and Tim Higbee throws him out! Ray Knowles strikes out!

Top of the Second:
With 2 outs, Larry Ballard, in his season debut, strikes out...

Top of the Third:
With 2 outs, Jerry Suazo grounds a hit to right. Enrique Ramos grounds a hit to center. Tim Higbee lines a hit to center and Suazo scores without a throw! 1 to 0, Beavers! Glenn Snowden runs his streak to 0 for 14 with a fly ball to deep left...

Top of the Fifth:
Denny Peters gets beaned. P Frank Flores bunts him to 2nd. With 2 outs, Enrique Ramos lines a hit to right and Peters scores without a throw! 2 to 0, Beavers!

Bottom of the Sixth:
With 1 out, Larry Pierce bloops a hit to left. Angel Arana hits hit first home run of the season to left center... Tie Game: 2 to 2.

Top of the Eighth:
Enrique Ramos leads off with a double to left. With 1 out, they walk Glenn Snowden intentionally. With 2 outs, PH Kim Springer (23-L) pops out to left...

Top of the Ninth:
P Darrell Williams is at 92 pitches. Larry Ballard strikes out... Denny Peters grounds out to 1st, unassisted... PH Oscar Trejo (31-R) pops out to center...

Bottom of the Ninth:
New Pitcher: Rich Larkin (24-R). PH Brent Ray (26-L), now batting .353 in 17 AB after grounding out yesterday, grounds out to 3rd. Jose de Haro grounds out to 3rd. PH Alexis Quiroga (25-R), who had a hit and scored a run yesterday, strikes out!

Extras!

Top of the Tenth:
New Pitcher: David Fuentes (27-R), their closer and an ex-Beaver, who has a 1.93 ERA in 9.1 IP this year. We gave him 3 losses last year, though he also had a win and 2 Saves against us. Top of our order up. They go down 1-2-3 with 2 strikeouts...

Bottom of the Tenth:
Gerry Elliott leads off with a walk. With 1 out, Ray Knowles grounds a hit to center and Elliott goes to 3rd without a throw. Knowles steals 2nd, which lets us walk Larry Pierce intentionally. Angel Arana lines one to deep center and Larry Ballard manages to run it down, but Elliott jogs home from 3rd with the winning run...

Lost - 3 to 2

We had 8 hits and made 1 error
Sacramento had 8 hits and made no errors

We ended a club record streak of 9 games in a row without allowing a HR...

Frank Flores went 8 innings, allowed 2 runs, 7 hits, 1 home run, 3 walks, 1 HBP and struck out 4. 115 pitches. He beaned Angel Arana the AB after Arana had hit a HR, but there were only words and no fight.
RHP Rich Larkin (L 2-1) went 1.2 innings, allowed 1 run, 1 hit, 2 walks (1 INT) and struck out 1.

Darrell Williams went 9 innings, gave us 2 runs, 8 hits, 1 walk (INT), 1 HBP and struck out 3.
RHP David Fuentes (W 2-1) went 1 perfect inning and struck out 2.

RF Jerry Suazo had 2 hits and scored a run. LF Enrique Ramos had 3 hits with a double and had an RBI. C Tim Higbee had 2 hits with an RBI. 1B Glenn Snowden had a hit and a walk (INT).

For Sacramento, 2B Angel Arana hit his 1st home run of the season, got hit by a pitch and had all 3 RBI for the Solons.

Questdog 01-09-2020 01:26 PM

Thursday, May 6, 2004

We get to spend this weekend at home before heading back out on the road for almost 3 weeks. The Twins are here to play a 4 game series through the weekend. They just split a pair of games in Dallas. We were 3-5 against them last season when were 81-81 and finished in 5th place in the PCL East. We are 9-15 (.375) since 2001, our 2nd worst record against any team. They are currently 2nd in the PCL in scoring with 4.93 runs per game (Portland is now #8 with 4.44). The Twins are 11th in fewest runs allowed with 4.48 per game (Portland is #6 with 3.70). Their run differential is +12 and ours is +20.

Minnesota Twins (16-11 .593 4 GB tied for 3rd in the PCL East) at
Portland Beavers (19-8 .704 2.5 GA in 1st place in the PCL West)

MIN: Santos Matamoros (25-R 4-2 3.40) vs. POR: Steve Muir (29-R 2-2 5.65) Gold Glove(01)

Matamoros has won his last 2 starts, allowing 4 runs in 8 IP each time. Last season, he was 11-16 with a 4.42 ERA in 35 starts and 212 IP as a rookie. He was 0-2 against us in 2 starts, neither game being very good. He is 4th in the PCL in SO with 31 in 42.1 IP.

Muir allowed 3 runs in 6.2 IP last time our for a no decision. Walks continue to be a problem. Lat season, when he won 20 games, he walked 2.1 per 9 IP. This year, he is walking 6.0 per 9 IP....

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
MINNESOTA
1: 3B Larry Murphy (24-R .320-103-1-7-.834 86) 26 R/18 BB/8 SB/0 CS
2: SS Dick Henry (26-S .270-111-2-13-.701 93) 7 2B
3: LF Phil Brown (30-R .305-95-4-16-.869 55) 5 2B/2 3B/6 BB/5 SB
4: RF Jeff Novotny (21-L .262-103-4-20-.785 57) 5 2B/2 3B
5: 2B Dave Macnaughton (31-R .333-99-3-22-.858 79) 2-time All-Star(02-03) 7 2B/2 BB
6: C Dave Kiehne (29-R .220-91-3-8-.620 80)
7: 1B Larry Kelm (28-R .282-71-1-5-.686 91) 4 BB/4 SB
8: CF Dick Turner (28-R .314-86-0-10-.712 79) 5 SO
9: P Santos Matamoros (25-S .077-13-0-0-.154 51) 5 SO

PORTLAND
1: CF Jerry Suazo (29-L .351-37-0-2-.807 71)
2: RF Enrique Ramos (25-L .310-100-1-12-.799 72) 2-time All-Star(02-03)/Silver Slugger(CF)/RoY(01)/Gold Glove(LF-01)
3: LF Kim Springer (23-L .290-107-3-13-.792 66)
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (27-R .304-92-3-25-.872 67) 2-time Silver Slugger/3-time All-Star(MVP-01)/Gold Glove(01)
5: 3B Jeff Galka (35-R .237-97-2-13-.734 59)
6: C Rick Mansoor (30-R .182-11-0-2-.523 76)
7: 2B Juan Rojas (25-S .200-90-2-7-.561 104)
8: SS Denny Peters (27-S .000-7-0-0-.125 86)
9: P Steve Muir (29-R .000-11-0-0-.000 1) Gold Glove(01)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Metropolitan Stadium
Weather: 56 F, Partly Cloudy, with an 8 MPH wind blowing out to right
Attendance: 16,177

Top of the First:
Larry Murphy walks... Dick Henry grounds into a force at 2nd, 4-6. Phil Brown grounds into a force at 2nd, 1-4. Jeff Novotny strikes out on 3 pitches!

Bottom of the First:

Jerry Suazo swings at the first pitch and grounds out to 1st, unassisted. Enrique Ramos grounds out to short. Kim Springer pops out to left...

Bottom of the Third:
Juan Rojas bloops a hit to left. Denny Peters hits a home run to right!! 2 to 0, Beavers!

Top of the Fourth:
With 1 out, Jeff Novotny swings at the first pitch and doubles to left center. Dave Macnaughton swings at the first pitch and grounds one to the left side and it hits Novotny! Macnaughton gets credit for a hit, but Novotny is out! Dave Kiehne swings at the first pitch, the 4h straight batter to do so, and lines a hit to right and Macnaughton beats the throw to 3rd. Larry Kelm takes a couple of pitches and then beats out an infield hit and Macnaughton scores... 2 to 1, Beavers.Dick Turner puts a charge into one to deep center, but Jerry Suazo runs it down!

Top of the Ninth:
On the Hill: Leonardo Sanchez (24-R), after a perfect 8th on 6 pitches. Jack Hinckley is in center and Jose Julio is in right. They both pinch-hit unsuccessfully last inning. Dave Macnaughton grounds out to short. Dave Kiehne swings at the first pitch and fouls out to 1st. Larry Kelm lines a hit to center, because we are not allowed to have 1-2-3 9th innings... Dick Turner doubles down the right field line and Kelm scores from 1st and Turner ends up on 3rd... Tie Game: 2 to 2. PH Pat Penick (25-L), batting .308 with 1 HR in 13 AB, is sent up. Call to the Bullpen: Steve Stewart (24-L). Penick walks... Call to the Bullpen: Ramon Andrade (29-R). Larry Murphy grounds out to 1st, unassisted!

Bottom of the Ninth:
New Pitcher: Joe Sarette (31-R), their closer with a 4.97 ERA in 12.2 IP with 2 HR and 8 BB. No losses, though. Let's give him one now, boys! Glenn Snowden swings at the first pitch and lines a hit to right. Jeff Galka swings at a 3-2 pitch and misses... Rick Mansoor, as predicted, grounds into a 6-4-3 double play, his 2nd today...

Extras!

Top of the Tenth:
With 1 out, Phil Brown triples to right center... We walk Jeff Novotny intentionally. Novotny steals 2nd. Dave Macnaughton strikes out looking! Dave Kiehne swings at a 3-2 pitch and grounds a hit to center and both runners score... 4 to 2, Twins. Larry Kelm flies out to center. Well, the new Bullpen acts just like the old one...

Bottom of the Tenth:
Juan Rojas grounds a hit to left. Denny Peters grounds into a force at 2nd, 4-6. PH Tim Higbee (21-S) pops out to left... PH Larry Ballard (25-L) walks on 4 pitches. Jose Julio swings at the first pitch and lines out to short...

Lost - 4 to 2

We have lost back to back games for the 1st time this season...
And we have lost 3 straight extra inning games...

We had 9 hits and made no errors
Minnesota had 11 hits and made no errors

Steve Muir went 6.1 innings, allowed 1 run, 7 hits, 3 walks and struck out 4.
RHP Denny Jennissen (H 1) faced 1 batter and got 2 outs.
RHP Leonardo Sanchez (BS 1) went 1.2 innings, allowed 1 run, 2 hits and struck out 1.
LHP Steve Stewart faced 1 batter and walked him.
RHP Ramon Andrade (L 3-2) went 1.1 innings, allowed 2 runs, 2 hits, 1 walk (INT) and struck out 2.

Santos Matamoros went 6 innings, gave us 2 runs, 7 hits, 1 home run, 1 walk (INT) and struck out 2.
RHP Joe Sarette (W 2-0) went 2 scoreless innings, gave us 2 hits, 1 walk and struck out 1.

CF Jerry Suazo has 2 hits. 1B Glenn Snowden had 3 hits with a double, but no runs or RBI. 2B Juan Rojas had 2 hits and scored a run. SS Denny Peters hit his 1st home run as a Beaver and had 2 RBI.

For Minnesota, 1B Larry Kelm had 3 hits, scored a run and had an RBI.

Questdog 01-09-2020 03:11 PM

Friday, May 7, 2004

Minnesota Twins (17-11 .604 3 GB in 3rd in the PCL East) at
Portland Beavers (19-9 .679 2.5 GA in 1st place in the PCL West)

MIN: Ben Blachford (28-R 1-1 5.40) vs. POR: Bobby Johnson (25-R 3-1 3.75)

Blachford gave up 2 runs (1 earned) in 6 IP last time out, but got a no decision. He was 9-19 with a 4.95 ERA last year in 34 starts and 218.1 IP after being 14-11 with a 3.40 ERA the year before. We have not faced him since 2002, when he was 2-0 against us in 2 starts, including a 6 hit shutout.

Johnson gave up 5 runs in 2.1 IP last time out, but escaped with a no decision.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
MINNESOTA
1: 3B Larry Murphy (24-R .308-107-1-7-.810 86)
2: SS Dick Henry (26-S .259-116-2-13-.672 93)
3: LF Phil Brown (30-R .303-99-4-16-.881 55)
4: RF Jeff Novotny (21-L .262-107-4-20-.789 57)
5: 2B Dave Macnaughton (31-R .337-104-3-22-.855 79) 2-time All-Star(02-03)
6: C Dave Kiehne (29-R .229-96-3-10-.629 80)
7: 1B Larry Kelm (28-R .303-76-1-6-.719 91)
8: CF Dick Turner (28-R .326-89-0-11-.743 79)
9: P Ben Blachford (28-R .286-7-1-4-1.000 1) Career .245 BA

PORTLAND
1: CF Jerry Suazo (29-L .375-40-0-2-.844 71)
2: RF Enrique Ramos (25-L .311-103-1-12-.796 72) 2-time All-Star(02-03)/Silver Slugger(CF)/RoY(01)/Gold Glove(LF-01)
3: LF Kim Springer (23-L .279-111-3-13-.764 66)
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (27-R .323-96-3-25-.906 67) 2-time Silver Slugger/3-time All-Star(MVP-01)/Gold Glove(01)
5: 3B Jeff Galka (35-R .230-100-2-13-.719 59)
6: C Tim Higbee (21-S .323-99-3-15-.838 51)
7: 2B Juan Rojas (25-S .213-94-2-7-.579 104)
8: SS Denny Peters (27-S .091-11-1-2-.530 86)
9: P Bobby Johnson (25-R .273-11-0-1-.523 1)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Metropolitan Stadium
Weather: 64 F, Clear Skies, with a 9 MPH wind blowing in from right
Attendance: 19,019

Top of the First:
Larry Murphy swings at a 3-2 pitch and pops out to center. Dick Henry flies out to right. Phil Brown lines a hit to right. He steals 2nd. Jeff Novotny grounds out to 1st, unassisted!

Bottom of the First:

Jerry Suazo takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. Enrique Ramos does the same. Kim Springer grounds into a force at 2nd, 4-6, and Suazo goes to 3rd. Glenn Snowden grounds into s 6-4-3 double play... This is his 7th straight game without an RBI...

Bottom of the Second:
Jeff Galka lines a single to right and Tim Higbee beats out an infield hit. Juan Rojas takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4 to load the bases up with no outs. Denny Peters grounds into a 3-6-3 double play, but at least Galka scores. 1 to 0, Beavers. P Bobby Johnson swings at the first pitch and lines a hit to right and Higbee scores! 2 to 0, Beavers! Jerry Suazo grounds a hit to right. Enrique Ramos grounds out to 2nd. We expected him to provide the lineup with some power, but he has 1 whole home run on the season....

Top of the Third:
Dick Turner grounds a double over the 3rd base bag... P Ben Blachford bunts him to 3rd. Larry Murphy pops out to short! Dick Henry grounds out to 2nd!!

Bottom of the Fourth:
Tim Higbee leads off with a home run to right! 3 to 0, Beavers!

Bottom of the Fifth:
Enrique Ramos and Kim Springer lead off with back to back hits. With 1 out, Jim Galka grounds into a 3-6-3 double play... Our 3rd GDP already...

Top of the Seventh:

Phil Brown leads off with a 4 pitch walk... The Bullpen is up. Jeff Novotny grounds a hit to right and Brown heads for 3rd, but Enrique Ramos throws him out! Dave Macnaughton grounds a 3-2 pitch to left for a hit. Dave Kiehne lines out to center and Jerry Suazo doubles Macnaughton off at 1st!!!

Bottom of the Seventh:
P Bobby Johnson leads off with a walk. Jerry Suazo lines a double down the right field line! Enrique Ramos lines a hit to left and P Johnson scores! 4 to 0, Beavers! Kim Springer pops out to center and the runners hold. Can Glenn Snowden get an RBI? He swings at a 3-2 pitch and pops out to center and the runners hold.... They make a pitching change. New Pitcher: Dave Frandsen (26-R), who has allowed 5 runs in 5 IP. 8 H and 6 BB. Jeff Galka doubles off the wall in right center and Suazo scores! 5 to 0, Beavers! A wild pitch scores Ramos! 6 to 0, Beavers! Tim Higbee grounds out to 2nd.

Won - 6 to 0

We had 11 hits and made no errors
Minnesota had 6 hits and made 1 error

Bobby Johnson (W 4-1) went 9 shutout innings (CG), allowed 6 hits, 1 walk and struck out 2. 114 pitches. At bat, he had a hit and a walk, scored a run and had an RBI.

Ben Blachford (L 1-2) went 6.2 innings, gave us 6 runs, 9 hits, 1 home run, 4 walks and struck out 1. 121 pitches.

CF Jerry Suazo had 2 hits with a double and a walk and scored a run. RF Enrique Ramos had 2 hits and a walk, scored a run and had an RBI. 3B Jeff Galka had 2 hits with his 10th double of the year, scored a run and had an RBI. C Tim Higbee had 2 hits with his 4th home run and scored 2 runs.

Questdog 01-09-2020 04:42 PM

Saturday, May 8, 2004

Minnesota Twins (17-12 .586 3.5 GB in 3rd in the PCL East) at
Portland Beavers (20-9 .690 2.5 GA in 1st place in the PCL West)

MIN: Gustavo Rosas (24-R 2-2 4.15) vs. POR: Bill Woodward (23-R 0-1 7.07)

Rosas gave up 1 run on 5 H and 4 BB with 8 SO in 8 IP last time out and got a win. He pitched strictly in relief last year as a rookie, so we have never faced him as a starter.

Woodward has had 12 days to ponder his last start, which was a no decision where he gave up 5 runs (3 earned) in 4 IP. If he gets hammered again today, we will have to figure out something else for him to do...

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
MINNESOTA
1: 3B Larry Murphy (24-R .297-111-1-7-.783 86)
2: SS Dick Henry (26-S .250-120-2-13-.651 93)
3: LF Phil Brown (30-R .314-102-4-16-.909 55)
4: RF Jeff Novotny (21-L .270-111-4-20-.796 57)
5: 2B Dave Macnaughton (31-R .336-107-3-22-.850 79) 2-time All-Star(02-03)
6: C Dave Kiehne (29-R .222-98-3-10-.610 80)
7: 1B Larry Kelm (28-R .291-79-1-6-.692 91)
8: CF Dick Turner (28-R .326-92-0-11-.751 79)
9: P Gustavo Rosas (28-R .111-9-0-1-.311 35)

PORTLAND
1: CF Jerry Suazo (29-L .386-44-0-2-.892 71)
2: RF Enrique Ramos (25-L .321-106-1-13-.815 72) 2-time All-Star(02-03)/Silver Slugger(CF)/RoY(01)/Gold Glove(LF-01)
3: LF Kim Springer (23-L .278-115-3-13-.755 66)
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (27-R .310-100-3-25-.873 67) 2-time Silver Slugger/3-time All-Star(MVP-01)/Gold Glove(01)
5: 3B Jeff Galka (35-R .240-104-2-14-.738 59)
6: C Tim Higbee (21-S .330-103-4-16-.874 51)
7: 2B Juan Rojas (25-S .206-97-2-7-.569 104)
8: SS Denny Peters (27-S .133-15-1-2-.521 86)
9: P Bill Woodward (23-R .333-6-0-1-.667 35)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Metropolitan Stadium
Weather: 61 F, Clear Skies, with a 9 MPH wind blowing left to right
Attendance: 19,035

Top of the First:
Larry Murphy swings at a 3-2 pitch and grounds out to 1st, unassisted. Dick Henry pops one back of 3rd and Jeff Galka runs it down, but drops the ball for an error... Phil Brown doubles to center... Jeff Novotny bloops a hit to left center and both runners score... 2 to 0, Twins. Dave Macnaughton hits a home run to left... 4 to 0, Twins. The Bullpen is up and a ticket to Vancouver is being purchased... Dave Kiehne fouls out to 1st. Larry Kelm lines out hard to left.

Bottom of the First:
Jerry Suazo grounds out to 1st, unassisted. Enrique Ramos takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. Kim Springer flies out to deep right. Glenn Snowden hits a home run to right!! 4 to 2, Twins. Jeff Galka strikes out.

Top of the Fifth:

On the Hill: Larry McLellan (27-R), beginning the 4th inning of his Beaver debut. 25 pitches thrown. Dick Turner swings at the first pitch and doubles to right center. That is the first base runner McLellan has allowed. The Bullpen is up. P Gustavo Rosas bunts the runner to 3rd. Larry Murphy lines a hit to center and Turner scores. 5 to 2, Twins. Murphy tries to steal 2nd, but C Tim Higbee throws him out! Dick Henry lines a hit to left. Phil Brown flies out to deep right.

Bottom of the Fifth:
Juan Rojas lines a hit to left and goes to 2nd on a ground out. PH Oscar Trejo (31-R) grounds a hit to left. Jerry Suazo flies out to deep left and Rojas tags up and scores. 5 to 3, Twins. Enrique Ramos lines a hit to center. Kim Springer flies out to right.

Top of the Sixth:
New Pitcher: Denny Jennissen (30-R). Jeff Novotny swings at a 3-2 pitch and lines a hit to center. Dave Macnaughton grounds into a force at 2nd, 6-4. He steals 2nd and goes to 3rd on a ground out. With 2 outs, Larry Kelm grounds a hit up the middle and Macnaughton scores... 6 to 3, Twins.

Bottom of the Sixth:
Glenn Snowden leads off with another home run to right! 6 to 4, Twins.

Bottom of the Eighth:

On the Hill: Dave Frandsen (26-R), after a scoreless 7th. Kim Springer leads off with a triple to right center! Glenn Snowden swings at an 0-2 pitch and jerks it high and deep down the left field line, but it is hooking foul... But the ump singles a home run!! Tie Game: 6 to 6. Three home runs for Snowden! I am glad we do not have replay in our League! That sure looked foul to me!

Top of the Ninth:
On the Hill: Rich Larkin (24-R), after a scoreless 8th. PH Jim Reyes (32-L), 0 for 1 in this series and 3 for 18 (.167) on the season, grounds out to 2nd. Dick Turner doubles to center... PH Carlos Alvarez (26-R), batting .229 in 48 AB, flies out to the warning track in right center and Turner trots over to 3rd. We walk Larry Murphy intentionally. Dick Henry swings at a 1-2 pitch and clears the bases with a double to left center.... Ugh... 8 to 6, Twins. Call to the Bullpen: Leonardo Sanchez (24-R). Dave Risinger (28-R) is in to play 2nd in a double switch. Phil Brown grounds out to 3rd.

Bottom of the Ninth:
New Pitcher: Joe Sarette (31-R), their closer who picked up a win on Thursday. Denny Peters beats out an infield hit. Dave Risinger grounds into a force at 2nd, 6-4. Jerry Suazo grounds a hit to center. Oh, please, let Glenn Snowden get another AB! Or win it before he comes up is okay, too.... Enrique Ramos tales a 3-2 pitch for ball 4 to load the bases up with 1 out. A long as we can avoid a double play here, Snowden will get a shot, unless Kim Springer wins it himself. Kim Springer ground a hit to right and 2 runs score!! Tie Game: 8 to 8. Glen Snowden, with 3 home runs on the day, steps up to the plate. Can he be the first ever to hit 4 in one game? Any sort of hit and win would be awesome, but a home run would be historic! An out is unthinkable! P Joe Sarette is being a pain in the backside and will not throw a pitch near the plate... Snowden flails at a couple of pitches way outside and the count is 3-2.... The payoff pitch is nowhere near the strike zone, but Snowden swings and get s a piece of it and taps the ball in front of the plate. C Dave Kiehne fields it and throws to 2nd to start a double play, but the ball sails on him into center field and Ramos scores and THIS Ball Game Belongs to the Beavers!!

Won - 9 to 8

Glenn Snowden is the first Beaver ever with 3 home runs in a game!
He had 3 home runs on the season before today!

We had 12 hits and made 1 error
Minnesota had 11 hits and made 1 error and it ended the game

Bill Woodward went 1 inning, allowed 4 runs (3 earned), 3 hits, 1 home run, no walks and struck out no one.
RHP Larry McLellan, in his Beaver debut, went 4 innings, allowed 1 run, 3 hits and struck out 2.
RHP Denny Jennissen went 2 innings, allowed 1 run, 2 hits and struck out 1.
RHP Rich Larkin went 1.2 innings, allowed 2 runs, 3 hits, 1 walk (INT) and struck out 1.
RHP Leonardo Sanchez (W 1-0) faced 1 batter and got him out.

Gustavo Rojas went 6 innings, gave us 4 runs, 6 hits, 2 home runs, 1 walk and struck out 4.
Joe Sarette (L 2-1 BS 2) got 1 out, gave us 3 runs (2 earned), 3 hits and 1 walk.

CF Jerry Suazo had a hit, scored a run and had an RBI. RF Enrique Ramos had a hit and 2 walks and scored 2 runs. LF Kim Springer had 2 hits with a triple, scored a run and had 2 RBI. 1B Glenn Snowden hit 3 home runs and had 5 RBI. He now has 6 HR on the season. SS Denny Peters had 3 hits. PH Oscar Trejo had a hit.

Around the League: Bruce Ancona (24-L) made his debut for Kansas City tonight and lost in San Diego, giving up 5 runs (4 earned) on 11 hits in 5 IP.

Questdog 01-09-2020 06:07 PM

Sunday, May 9, 2004

SP Bill Woodward (23-R) was sent to Vancouver (A) and SP John Krawczyk (25-L) was recalled. Krawczyk was 2-4 with a 3.22 ERA in 6 starts for the Mounties.

Minnesota Twins (17-13 .567 4 GB in 3rd in the PCL East) at
Portland Beavers (21-9 .700 3.5 GA in 1st place in the PCL West)

MIN: Paul Jasper (32-R 2-2 2.63) vs. POR: Barry Phillips (21-R 4-0 1.58) Gold Glove

Jasper is their #1 starter. He has lost his last 2 outings. He allowed 7 runs (5 earned) in 6.1 IP with 5 BB and 1 SO at Dallas in his last one. He was 15-8 with a 3.09 ERA in 28 starts and 201 IP last year. Only 41 BB and 74 SO. We only faced him once last year and he beat us with a CG 4 hitter, giving us 1 run and no walks.

Phillips gave up 2 runs in 6.1 IP last time out in a win. He is currently 3rd in the PCL in ERA.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
MINNESOTA
1: 3B Larry Murphy (24-R .296-115-1-8-.778 86)
2: SS Dick Henry (26-S .256-125-2-15-.664 93)
3: LF Phil Brown (30-R .318-107-4-16-.913 55)
4: RF Jeff Novotny (21-L .278-115-4-22-.803 57)
5: 2B Dave Macnaughton (31-R .333-111-4-24-.864 79) 2-time All-Star(02-03)
6: C Dave Kiehne (29-R .214-103-3-10-.587 80)
7: 1B Larry Kelm (28-R .293-82-1-7-.691 91)
8: CF Dick Turner (28-R .333-96-0-11-.782 79)
9: P Paul Jasper (32-S .133-15-0-1-.267 1)

PORTLAND

1: CF Jerry Suazo (29-L .375-48-0-3-.853 71)
2: RF Enrique Ramos (25-L .321-109-1-13-.820 72) 2-time All-Star(02-03)/Silver Slugger(CF)/RoY(01)/Gold Glove(LF-01)
3: LF Kim Springer (23-L .283-120-3-15-.773 66)
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (27-R .324-105-6-30-.973 67) 2-time Silver Slugger/3-time All-Star(MVP-01)/Gold Glove(01)
5: 3B Jeff Galka (35-R .231-108-2-14-.713 59)
6: C Tim Higbee (21-S .318-107-4-16-.842 51)
7: 2B Juan Rojas (25-S .208-101-2-7-.566 104)
8: SS Denny Peters (27-S .263-19-1-2-.721 86)
9: P Barry Phillips (21-R .294-17-0-2-.627 56) Gold Glove

Game Start: 1:05 PM
Ballpark: Metropolitan Stadium
Weather: 70 F, Clear Skies, with a 19 MPH wind blowing in from right
Attendance: 19,327

Top of the First:
Larry Murphy bloops a hit to right. Dick Henry grounds out to 2nd and Murphy moves up. Murphy tries to steal 3rd, but C Tim Higbee throws him out! Phil Brown grounds out to short!

Bottom of the First:
Jerry Suazo takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. A wild pitch sends him to 2nd. Enrique Ramos lines a double down the right field line and Suazo scores! 1 to 0, Beavers! Kim Springer lobs a hit to left center and Ramos scores! 2 to 0, Beavers! Glenn Snowden lines a hit to left center. Jeff Galka grounds into a 6-4-3 double play and Springer goes to 3rd... Tim Higbee grounds out to 2nd.

Top of the Second:

Jeff Novotny and Dave Macnaughton lead off with back to back hits. Dave Kiehne swings at the first pitch and grounds into a 5-4-3 double play and Novotny goes to 3rd! Larry Kelm strikes out!!

Bottom of the Second:
Juan Rojas grounds a hit up the middle. Denny Peters hits another home run to right!! 4 to 0, Beavers! That is 2 home runs for him in 6 games as a Beaver! He hit 3 HR last year for the Padres in 205 AB.

Bottom of the Third:

Jeff Galka grounds a hit to center and ends up on 2nd when Dick Turner overruns the ball for an error. Tim Higbee swings at the first pitch and loops a little hit to right center. Juan Rojas grounds into a force at 2nd, 6-4, and Galka scores. 5 to 0, Beavers! Denny Peters grounds into a force at 2nd, 4-6. P Barry Phillips lines out to center.

Bottom of the Fourth:
New Pitcher: Jay Farkas (27-R), with 3 scoreless innings pitched this season. Jerry Suazo grounds a hit to right and ends up on 2nd when Jeff Novotny misplays the ball for an error. Enrique Ramos, who hit 25 HR last year for New York, but has half the homers for us that Denny Peters does, flies out to almost the warning track in center and Suazo tags up and moves to 3rd. P Farkas is hurt. New Pitcher: Wayne Foster (25-R), a rookie with a 2.13 ERA in 12.2 IP. Kim Springer strikes out... Glenn Snowden grounds out to 3rd.

Top of the Fifth:

P Barry Phillips strikes out the side in order!

Top of the Eighth:

PH Jim Reyes (32-L), 3 for 19 (.158) on the season, leads off with a home run to center... 5 to 1, Beavers.

Top of the Ninth:
On the Hill: Ramon Andrade (29-R), after getting an out in the 8th. With 2 outs, Dick Turner hits his 1st home run of the season to left center.... 5 to 2, Twins. Neither pitcher nor batter had figured in a home run this season before that pitch.. Andrade had not allowed one since 2002...

Won - 5 to 2

We had 10 hits and made 1 error
Minnesota had 9 hits and made 2 errors

Barry Phillips (W 5-0) went 7.2 innings, allowed 1 run, 8 hits, 1 home run, 1 walk and struck out 6.
RHP Ramon Andrade (SV 7) went 1.1 innings, allowed 1 run, 1 hit, a home run and struck out 2.

Paul Jasper (L 2-3) went 3 innings, gave us 5 runs, 9 hits, 1 home run, 1 walk and struck out 2. He threw a WP.

CF Jerry Suazo had a hit and a walk and scored a run. RF Enrique Ramos had 2 hits with a double, scored a run and had an RBI. LF Kim Springer had 2 hits and an RBI. 2B Juan Rojas had a hit, scored a run and had an RBI. SS Denny Peters hits his 2nd home run of the season, drew a walk and had 2 RBI.

The Twins announced that Jay Farkas had tightness in his back and should be better in a day or two.

Questdog 01-09-2020 06:08 PM

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Monday Morning Report

NL Player of the Week - Dave Roe, CF, Washington (33-R .276/.349/.459) Had 9 hits with 4 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 2 BB, 2 SO, 6 R and 7 RBI in 6 G
PCL Player of the Week - Tim Metts, 1B, Oakland (28-L .322/.466/.578) Had 10 hits with 3 HR, 8 BB, 1 SO, 4 R and 7 RBI in 6 G (2nd career PoW)

(Slash lines are for the season, not the week)

May 4 - 2B Mark Carlson (27-L) of Dallas hit 2 doubles, drew a walk, scored 3 runs and had 5 RBI at home versus Minnesota. The Eagles won, 12 to 5.
May 4 - Monte Woodie (23-L) of Denver pitched a 3 hit shutout at Houston. He walked 1 and struck out 4. At bat, he had a hit. It is his 2nd shutout of the season. He is now 3-3 with a 3.63 ERA in 6 starts. The Bears won, 5 to 0.
May 4 - 1B Luis Hernandez (35-R) of Seattle had 3 hits with 2 home runs and a walk, scored 3 runs and had 5 RBI at San Diego. The Rainiers won, 11 to 6.
May 4 - 3B Adrian Gentry (24-R) of Cleveland had 5 hits with a double, scored 2 runs and had 4 RBI at home versus Cincinnati. The Indians won, 13 to 1.
May 5 - Sergio Peralta (29-R) of Kansas City pitched a 5 hit shutout at Salt Lake City. He walked 1 and struck out 4. 94 pitches thrown. He is now 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA in 2 starts. He missed the first month of the season with an injury. The Royals won, 7 to 0.
May 6 - Pete Herrick (29-R) of Los Angeles pitched a 5 hit shutout at home versus Houston. He did not walk a batter and struck out 4. He is now 3-2 with a 1.47 ERA in 5 starts (6 G). The Angels won, 4 to 0.
May 7 - Greg Ware (28-L) of Oakland pitched a 3 hit shutout at home versus Salt Lake City. He walked 2 and struck out 8. It is his 3rd shutout of the season, tied for the most in Baseball. He is now 4-2 with a 1.75 ERA in 7 starts. The Oaks won, 8 to 0.
May 7 - Felipe Diaz (27-R) of Baltimore pitched a 3 hit shutout at Cincinnati. He walked 2 and struck out 4. At bat, he had a hit and an RBI. He is now 2-5 with a 3.83 ERA in 7 starts. The Orioles won, 2 to 0.
May 7 - Larry Ryan (22-R) of Toronto pitched a 5 hit shutout at Miami. He walked 4 and struck out 6. He is now 3-2 with a 3.98 ERA in 6 starts. The Blue Jays won, 2 to 0, and only had 3 hits themselves.
May 7 - Dick Smoke (28-R) of St. Louis pitched a 5 hit shutout at home versus Washington. He walked 2 and struck out 5. He is now 2-2 with a 6.49 ERA in 5 starts. The Cardinals won, 4 to 0.
May 8 - Chuck Pitre (36-R) of Seattle pitched a 4 hit shutout at Milwaukee in the first game of a doubleheader. He did not walk a batter and struck out 3. He is now 4-3 with a 2.30 ERA in 7 starts. The Rainiers won, 1 to 0.
May 9 - Ron Well (23-R) of Dallas pitched a 4 hit shutout at home versus Sacramento. He walked 2 and struck out 3. At bat, he had a hit. It is his 2nd shutout of the season. He is now 3-0 with 2.83 ERA in 7 starts. The Eagles won, 1 to 0, and only had 5 hits themselves.
May 9 - Jeff McKeeman (32-R) of San Diego pitched a 3 hit shutout at home versus Kansas City. He walked 1 and struck out 6. At bat, he had a hit and scored a run. It is his 2nd shutout of the season. He is now 2-2 with a 3.67 ERA in 7 starts. The Padres won, 13 to 0.


Questdog 01-09-2020 08:04 PM

Monday, May 10, 2004

On the road again! We have to play 27 of our next 31 games and 33 of our next 39 games on the road. We are in Houston today to play a 4 game series with the Astros. After a great April (16-7), they have not won a game in May yet. They just got swept in 4 games at Los Angeles over the weekend and have lost 9 in a row. We were 7-1 against them last season when they were 68-94 and finished in 7th place in the PCL East. We are 15-9 (.625) since 2001, tied for our best record against any team in the East (San Antonio). They are currently 12th in the PCL in scoring with 3.74 runs per game (Portland is #6 with 4.58). The Astros are 7th in fewest runs allowed with 3.87 per game (Portland is #6 with 3.68). We have allowed 6 fewer runs than they have. Their run differential is -4 and ours is +28, still 3rd in the PCL.

Portland Beavers (22-9 .710 3.5 GA in 1st place in the PCL West) at
Houston Astros (16-15 .516 6 GB in 4th place in the PCL East)

POR: Frank Flores (25-R 5-1 1.75) PCLCS MVP vs. HOU: Chuck Nelson (25-R 3-2 3.86) Gold Glove

Flores only gave up 2 runs in 8 IP last time out, but got a no decision. He is currently 2nd on the Beavers and 5th in the PCL in ERA.

Nelson ended a 3 game winning streak by allowing 5 runs in 2.1 IP here to Denver and taking a loss in his last start. As a rookie last year, he was 6-6 with a 3.86 ERA in 9 starts (33 G) and 93.1 IP and 80 SO. He started 1 game against us and we beat him with 3 runs in 6 IP, but he struck out 7. We also tagged him with a loss in relief.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
PORTLAND
1: CF Jerry Suazo (29-L .373-51-0-3-.852 71)
2: RF Enrique Ramos (25-L .327-113-1-14-.835 72) 2-time All-Star(02-03)/Silver Slugger(CF)/RoY(01)/Gold Glove(LF-01)
3: LF Kim Springer (23-L .290-124-3-16-.780 66)
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (27-R .321-109-6-30-.956 67) 2-time Silver Slugger/3-time All-Star(MVP-01)/Gold Glove(01)
5: 3B Jeff Galka (35-R .232-112-2-14-.706 59)
6: SS Denny Peters (27-S .273-22-2-4-.879 86)
7: 2B Juan Rojas (25-S .210-105-2-8-.564 104)
8: C Rick Mansoor (30-R .133-15-0-2-.388 76)
9: P Frank Flores (25-R .176-17-0-0-.412 35) PCLCS MVP

HOUSTON
1: 2B Tracy King (26-R .284-102-0-10-.683 96) 1 2B/3 3B/6 SB
2: CF Stewart Courchesne (22-L .259-112-0-8-.683 64) Bruised knee 9 2B/6 SB
3: 3B Russ Jimenez (33-R .232-125-2-13-.680 67) Silver Slugger(2B-02)/2-time All-Star(01-02) 21 R/11 2B/6 SO/5 SB
4: LF Tommy Gibralter (25-L .333-117-7-23-.980 55) 21 R/8 2B
5: RF Mike Oakley (30-L .191-110-1-7-.530 48) Silver Slugger(02)/All-Star(02) 2 2B/16 BB
6: SS Jim Sager (25-R .200-105-2-9-.547 90) Silver Slugger(02)/All-Star(02) 5 BB/25 SO
7: 1B Bob Alsip (30-R .292-24-1-7-.870 61) 2 2B
8: C Pete Copus (26-R .265-49-0-3-.684 69) 3 2B/7 BB/11 SO
9: P Chuck Nelson (25-R .222-9-0-0-.522 1) career .241 BA with 1 HR in 29 AB

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: The Astrodome
Weather: Indoors
Attendance: 11,541

Top of the First:

Jerry Suazo swings at the first pitch and flies out to deep right. Enrique Ramos drives one deep in the gap in right center, but Mike Oakley makes a diving catch... We all have to wait around until their trainer finally pronounces him fit to continue play. Kim Springer flies out to deep left. You ain't gonna get much accomplished trying to hit fly balls in this place...

Bottom of the First:

Tracy King grounds a hit up the middle... Stewart Courchesne grounds into a 6-4-3 double play! Russ Jimenez grounds out to 3rd!

Two innings, two GDP for them!

Top of the Sixth:

Rick Mansoor grounds a hit to right, only our 3rd hit of the game, 2 of them by Mansoor. A wild pitch sends him to 2nd. P Frank Flores bunts one foul with 2 strikes... Jerry Suazo strikes out on a checked swing on a 3-2 pitch... Enrique Ramos loops a hit to right center and Mansoor scores! 1 to 0, Beavers! Ramos has the other 2 hits by our team. Kim Springer strikes out looking on 3 pitches....

Top of the Seventh:

New Pitcher: Mrs. Butterworth's husband, Tom (28-R), with a 1.35 ERA in 13.1 IP. Glenn Snowden takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. Jeff Galka and Denny Peters both strike out. Juan Rojas lines a hit to right center. Rick Mansoor swings at a 3-2 pitch and grounds his third hit of the day to right and Snowden scores and Rojas takes 3rd! 2 to 0, Beavers. The Astros traded us Mansoor in January of 2002. P Frank Flores strikes out looking...

Top of the Eighth:
Jerry Suazo grounds a hit to left. Enrique Ramos doubles down the left field line. Kim Springer pops out to left and Suazo stays put... They walk Glenn Snowden intentionally to load the bases up. Jeff Galka pops out to right and the runners hold... Denny Peters strikes out...

Bottom of the Eighth:
Mike Oakley hits his 2nd home run of the season to right... 2 to 1, Beavers. Call to the Bullpen: Leonardo Sanchez (24-R). Dave Risinger is in to play 3rd in a double switch. Jim Sager grounds a hit to right... Bob Alsip grounds into a 5-4-3 double play! The fourth GDP we have turned this game! Pete Copus swings at a 3-2 pitch and grounds one to the hole on the left side, but SS Denny Peters makes a great play and throws the runner out!

Bottom of the Ninth:
C Ivan Borrero (31-R), batting .133 with 1 HR in 45 AB, grounds out to short. Tracy King takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4... Stewart Courchesne swings at a 3-0 pitch and flies out to right! Russ Jimenez swings at the first pitch and pops out to 2nd and THIS Ball Game Belongs to the Beavers!

Won - 2 to 1

The Astros have now lost 10 in a row.

We had 8 hits and made no errors
Houston had 6 hits and made no errors

We turned 4 double plays!

Frank Flores (W 6-1) went 7+ innings, allowed 1 run, 5 hits, 1 home run, no walks and struck out 2. 65 pitches.
RHP Leonardo Sanchez (SV 1) went 2 scoreless innings, allowed 1 hit and 1 walk.

Chuck Nelson (L 3-3) went 6 innings, gave us 1 runs, 4 hits, no walks and struck out 4. He threw a WP. At bat, he had a hit.

RF Enrique Ramos had 3 hits with a double and an RBI. 1B Glenn Snowden drew 2 walks (1 INT) and scored a run. C Rick Mansoor had 3 hits, scored a run and had an RBI.

Down on the Farm:
2B A.J. Lee went 4 for 4 with a double and a walk, stole a base, scored a run and had 3 RBI for Vancouver at Albuquerque. So he is now on a plane to Houston.

Questdog 01-09-2020 09:12 PM

Tuesday, May 11, 2004

2B A.J. Lee (24-R) has been activated from his rehab assignment at Vancouver. To make room, we sent 1B Oscar Trejo (31-R) to the Mounties. He has not hit the ball very hard for us this season. I want him to get some extended playing time to see if he still has some pop in his bat.

Portland Beavers (23-9 .719 4.5 GA in 1st place in the PCL West) at
Houston Astros (16-16 .500 7 GB in 4th place in the PCL East)

POR: Steve Muir (29-R 2-2 4.89) Gold Glove(01) vs. HOU: Marty Becker (38-L 3-1 2.43) Gold Glove

Muir only gave up 1 run in 6.1 IP last time out, but did not get a decision.

Becker gave up 4 runs (3 earned) in 5 IP last time out to get a loss. He was signed as a free agent from Seattle in January. Last year, he was 9-13 with a 5.80 ERA in the Kingdome, where he gave up 25 HR in 142.2 IP. The Astrodome has been a lot kinder to him. He was 0-3 in 3 starts against us last year and we scored quite a few runs, but he only gave us 1 HR.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
PORTLAND
1: RF Jose Julio (30-R .077-13-0-0-.154 84)
2: 2B A.J. Lee (24-R Season debut 94)
3: C Tim Higbee (21-S .315-111-4-16-.830 51)
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (27-R .315-111-6-30-.949 67) 2-time Silver Slugger/3-time All-Star(MVP-01)/Gold Glove(01)
5: 3B Jeff Galka (35-R .224-116-2-14-.683 59)
6: LF Kim Springer (23-L .281-128-3-16-.756 66)
7: CF Jack Hinckley (28-R .292-24-0-1-.653 72)
8: SS Juan Rojas (25-S .211-109-2-8-.561 89)
9: P Steve Muir (29-R .000-13-0-0-.000 1) Gold Glove(01)

HOUSTON
1: 2B Tracy King (26-R .286-105-0-10-.689 96)
2: CF Stewart Courchesne (22-L .259-116-0-8-.677 64)
3: 3B Russ Jimenez (33-R .225-129-2-13-.660 67) Silver Slugger(2B-02)/2-time All-Star(01-02)
4: RF Mike Oakley (30-L .204-113-2-8-.577 48) Silver Slugger(02)/All-Star(02)
5: SS Jim Sager (25-R .204-108-2-9-.550 90) Silver Slugger(02)/All-Star(02)
6: LF Roberto Damas (32-R Season debut 82)
7: C Ivan Borrero (31-R .130-46-1-6-.454 77)
8: 1B Kevin Shellhammer (26-R .308-39-0-5-.878 97) Rookie
9: P Marty Becker (38-L .167-12-0-0-.500 28)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: The Astrodome
Weather: Indoors
Attendance: 11,401

Top of the First:

Jose Julio grounds a hit to center. A.J. Lee, in his first AB of the season, flies out to deep left. Julio steals 2nd. Tim Higbee lines out to 3rd. Glenn Snowden swings at the first pitch and lines out to left.

Bottom of the First:
Tracy King grounds out to 2nd. Stewart Courchesne strikes out. Russ Jimenez grounds out to the pitcher! 1-2-3!

Top of the Third:
P Steve Muir gets his first hit of the year with a grounder up the middle. Jose Julio grounds into a force at 2nd, 4-6, and then goes to 2nd on a ground out to 3rd by A.J. Lee. With 2 outs, Tim Higbee lines a double down the left field line and Julio scores! 1 to 0, Beavers! Glenn Snowden grounds a hit to center and Higbee scores! 2 to 0, Beavers!

Top of the Fifth:
With 2 outs, Glenn Snowden hits a home run to left center! 3 to 0, Beavers! Jeff Galka swings at a 3-2 pitch and hits a home run to left! 4 to 0, Beavers!

Top of the Sixth:
Jack Hinckley and Juan Rojas lead off with back to back walks. P Steve Muir pops out to 3rd, trying to bunt. Jose Julio grounds into a 5-4-3 double play...

Won - 4 to 0

11 losses in a row for the Astros.

We had 11 hits and made no errors
Houston had 6 hits and made no errors

Steve Muir (W 3-2) went 9 shutout innings (CG), allowed 6 hits, 1 walk and struck out 2. 127 pitches. At bat, he had 2 hits. The first shutout of the season for Muir and 9th of his career.

Marty Becker (L 3-2) went 6 innings, gave us 4 runs, 9 hits, 2 home runs, 3 walks and struck out no one.

2B A.J. Lee, in his season debut had a hit and a walk. C Tim Higbee hit a double, scored a run and had an RBI. 1B Glenn Snowden had 3 hits with his 7th home run of the season and 2 RBI. 3B Jeff Galka had 2 hits with his 3rd home run. SS Juan Rojas had a hit and a walk.

Questdog 01-09-2020 10:38 PM

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Portland Beavers (24-9 .727 5 GA in 1st place in the PCL West) at
Houston Astros (16-17 .485 8 GB in 4th place in the PCL East)

POR: Bobby Johnson (25-R 4-1 3.00) vs. HOU: Jesus Benitez (24-R 3-3 3.33) All-Star

Johnson pitched a 6 hit shutout in his last start.

Benitez is their #1 starter. He has lost his last 3 starts after beginning the season 3-0 and has not looked very good doing it. He allowed 15 runs in 12.2 IP in the losses. Last year, he was 13-14 with a 3.35 ERA in 33 starts with 228.2 IP and 165 SO. We faced him once last year and beat him, but he only gave us 2 unearned runs in 8 IP.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
PORTLAND
1: CF Jerry Suazo (29-L .357-56-0-3-.815 71)
2: RF Enrique Ramos (25-L .339-118-1-15-.858 72) 2-time All-Star(02-03)/Silver Slugger(CF)/RoY(01)/Gold Glove(LF-01)
3: LF Kim Springer (23-L .273-132-3-16-.734 66)
4: C Tim Higbee (21-S .313-115-4-17-.827 51)
5: 1B Jeff Galka (35-R .233-120-3-15-.718 85)
6: SS Denny Peters (27-S .231-26-2-4-.747 86)
7: 3B A.J. Lee (24-R .250-4-0-0-.650 92)
8: 2B Juan Rojas (25-S .214-112-2-8-.570 104)
9: P Bobby Johnson (25-R .286-14-0-2-.598 1)

HOUSTON
1: RF Tracy King (26-R .284-109-0-10-.682 78)
2: CF Stewart Courchesne (22-L .258-120-0-8-.671 64)
3: 3B Russ Jimenez (33-R .226-133-2-13-.655 67) Silver Slugger(2B-02)/2-time All-Star(01-02)
4: 1B Raul Fachinetti (31-R .227-88-3-16-.634 54) ex-Beaver
5: LF Tommy Gibralter (25-L .322-121-7-23-.949 55)
6: SS Jim Sager (25-R .209-110-2-9-.565 90) Silver Slugger(02)/All-Star(02)
7: 2B Kevin Shellhammer (26-R .286-42-0-5-.821 104) Rookie
8: C Pete Copus (26-R .250-52-0-3-.647 69)
9: P Jesus Benitez (24-L .083-12-0-1-.298 49) All-Star

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: The Astrodome
Weather: Indoors
Attendance: 11,159

Top of the First:
Jerry Suazo beats out an infield hit. Enrique Ramos swings at the first pitch and lines out hard to right. Kim Springer lines a hit to right. Tim Higbee lines a hit to left and Suazo heads home! Very rare for him! And he makes it! 1 to 0, Beavers! Jeff Galka strikes out looking... Denny Peters pops out to 3rd.

Bottom of the First:
Tracy King grounds out to short. Stewart Courchesne flies out to left. Russ Jimenez lines a hit to left. He steals 2nd. Raul Fachinetti, the ex-Beaver who was traded for the immortal C Craig Petitto, flies out to center!

Top of the Third:
Jerry Suazo walks on 4 pitches. With 1 out, Kim Springer bounces one back to the mound, but P Jesus Benitez makes an errant throw to 2nd. With 2 outs, Jeff Galka grounds a hit to center and Suazo scores without a throw! 2 to 0, Beavers!

Top of the Eighth:
Enrique Ramos takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. With 1 out, Tim Higbee draws a walk. Jeff Galka swings at a 3-2 pitch and hits a home run to left!!! 5 to 0, Beavers! That does it for P Jesus Benitez. New Pitcher: Roy Colburn (31-R), with 5.27 ERA in 13.2 IP. With 2 outs, A.J. Lee grounds a hit up the middle. Juan Rojas flies out to deep left.

Won - 5 to 0

Back to back shutouts!
For the team and for P Bobby Johnson!
The Astros have now lost 12 in a row.

We had 9 hits and made no errors
Houston had 5 hits and made 1 error

Bobby Johnson (W 5-1) went 9 shutout innings (CG), allowed 5 hits, no walks and struck out 3. 90 pitches. It is his 2nd shutout of the season and 2nd in a row and the 11th of his career.

Jesus Benitez (L 3-4) went 7.1 innings, gave us 5 runs (4 earned), 7 hits, 1 home run, 3 walks and struck out 4. 126 pitches.

CF Jerry Suazo had a hit and a walk and scored 2 runs. PH Glenn Snowden hit a double. LF Kim Springer had 2 hits. C Tim Higbee had a hit and a walk, scored a run and had an RBI. 1B Jeff Galka had 2 hits with his 4th home run of the season and 4 RBI.

Questdog 01-10-2020 11:54 AM

Thursday, May 13, 2004

Portland Beavers (25-9 .735 5.5 GA in 1st place in the PCL West) at
Houston Astros (16-18 .471 8 GB in 4th place in the PCL East)

POR: John Krawczyk (25-L Season debut) Rookie vs. HOU: Chuck Nelson (25-R 3-3 3.47)

We are going to give the Astros a fair chance to end their 12 game losing streak by sending Krawczyk out there. He was 2-4 with a 3.22 ERA in 6 starts for Vancouver. Last year, he got 1 start for the Beavers and gave up 5 runs (1 earned) in 1.2 IP.

This is a first! We are facing the same pitcher in the last game of a 4 game series that we faced in the first! Nelson is coming back on only 2 days rest! He pitched well on Monday, giving us only 1 run in 6 IP with 4 H and 0 BB and only threw 65 pitches.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
PORTLAND
1: CF Jerry Suazo (29-L .350-60-0-3-.804 71)
2: RF Enrique Ramos (25-L .331-121-1-15-.842 72) 2-time All-Star(02-03)/Silver Slugger(CF)/RoY(01)/Gold Glove(LF-01)
3: LF Kim Springer (23-L .277-137-3-16-.736 66)
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (27-R .336-116-7-32-1.009 67) 2-time Silver Slugger/3-time All-Star(MVP-01)/Gold Glove(01)
5: C Tim Higbee (21-S .314-118-4-18-.828 51)
6: 2B A.J. Lee (24-R .250-8-0-0-.583 94)
7: 3B Dave Risinger (28-R .286-28-1-5-.833 100)
8: SS Juan Rojas (25-S .216-116-2-8-.568 89)
9: P John Krawczyk (25-L Season debut 1) Rookie

HOUSTON
1: 2B Tracy King (26-R .274-113-0-10-.659 96)
2: SS Jim Sager (25-R .212-113-2-9-.566 90) Silver Slugger(02)/All-Star(02)
3: LF Tommy Gibralter (25-L .315-124-7-23-.927 55)
4: 1B Raul Fachinetti (31-R .228-92-3-16-.628 54)
5: CF Stewart Courchesne (22-L .258-124-0-8-.666 64)
6: 3B Bob Alsip (30-R .286-28-1-7-.855 61)
7: RF Mike Oakley (30-L .195-118-2-8-.554 48) Silver Slugger(02)/All-Star(02)
8: C Ivan Borrero (31-R .122-49-1-6-.428 77)
9: P Chuck Nelson (25-R .300-10-0-0-.664 1)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: The Astrodome
Weather: Indoors
Attendance: 10,818

Top of the First:
Jerry Suazo strikes out looking... Enrique Ramos grounds out to the pitcher... Kim Springer flies out to right...

Bottom of the First:
Tracy King swings at the first pitch and pops out to center. Jim Sager lines out to center. Tommy Gibralter flies out to right! 1-2-3!

Bottom of the Second:
Raul Fachinetti leads off with a walk. With 1 out, Bob Alsip doubles to center... Mike Oakley strikes out! Ivan Borrero is NOT walked and grounds a hit to left and both runners score... 2 to 0, Astros. That is more runs than they scored in the first three games of the series combined....

Top of the Third:
Juan Rojas leads off with a triple to left center! P John Krawczyk strikes out. Jerry Suazo strikes out on 3 pitches... Enrique Ramos pops out to short... Phooey...

Top of the Fourth:
With 1 out, Glenn Snowden and Tim Higbee hit back to back singles. A.J. Lee clears the bases with a triple to left center!! Tie Game: 2 to 2. Dave Risinger draws a walk. Juan Rojas flies out to center and A.J. Lee tags up and gets himself thrown out by Stewart Courchesne...

Top of the Sixth:
With 1 out, Glenn Snowden reaches when 2B Tracy King boots his ground ball. Tim Higbee lines a hit to right and Snowden beats the throw to 3rd. A.J. Lee lines a hit to right and Snowden scores! 3 to 2, Beavers! That does it for P Chuck Nelson. New Pitcher: Jerry Foley (35-R), claimed of waivers from Washington on April 18. He pitched 2 scoreless innings on Tuesday. Dave Risinger strikes out... Juan Rojas loops a hit to right center and Higbee scores! 4 to 2, Beavers!

Bottom of the Seventh:
Bob Alsip lines his third hit of the day to right. The Bullpen is up. Mike Oakley bounces one back to the mound, but P John Krawczyk makes an error on his throw to 2nd... Ivan Borrero, who came into the game batting .122, but is 2 for 2 so far, grounds into a 5-4-3 double play and Alsip goes to 3rd! PH Russ Jimenez (33-R) flies out to deep right!

Bottom of the Eighth:

New Pitcher: Rich Larkin (24-R) Tracy King and Jim Sager lead off with walks... Call to the Bullpen: Steve Stewart (24-L). Timmy Gibralter is pulled down. PH Billy Haggar (33-R), who is 1 for 5 this season, but is a career .275 hitter, flies out to center. Raul Fachinetti grounds into a force at 2nd, 3-6, and Sager goes to 3rd. Stewart Courchesne grounds out to the pitcher!!

Bottom of the Ninth:
New Pitcher: Ramon Andrade (29-R). Bob Alsip strikes out! Mike Oakley swings at the first pitch and grounds out to 1st, unassisted! Ivan Borrero strikes out looking and THIS Ball Game Belongs to the Beavers! A perfect 9th! Very rare!

Won - 4 to 2

Sweep!
13 losses in a row for the Astros.
7 wins in a row for the Beavers!

We had 10 hits and made 1 error
Houston had 5 hits and made 2 errors

John Krawczyk (W 1-0) went 7 innings, allowed 2 runs, 5 hits, 1 walk and struck out 1. His first career win!
RHP Rich Larkin faced 2 batters and walked them both.
LHP Steve Stewart (H 2) faced 3 batter and got them all out.
RHP Ramon Andrade (SV 8) pitched a perfect 9th with 2 strikeouts.

Chuck Nelson (L 3-4) went 5.1 innings, gave us 4 runs ( 2 earned), 8 hits, 1 walk and struck out 5. He becomes the first pitcher to lose 2 games to the Beavers this season.

1B Glenn Snowden had 2 hits and scored 2 runs. C Tim Higbee had 2 hits and scored 2 runs. 2B A.J. Lee had 3 hits with a triple, stole a base and had 3 RBI. SS Juan Rojas had 2 hits with a triple and a walk and an RBI.

The Astros only had 5 hits, 3 by 3B Bob Alsip, who had a double and scored a run, and 2 by C Ivan Borrero, who had 2 RBI.

Questdog 01-10-2020 01:22 PM

Friday, May 14, 2004

We are in Hollywood to play the Stars a 3 game series over the weekend. They just split 4 games in Dallas. We opened the season here and split a pair of games. They are currently 13th in scoring in the PCL with 3.71 runs per game (Portland is #7 with 4.49). They are 2nd in the PCL in BA (.274), but have only hit 13 HR, 14th in the League. Portland is hitting .269, 6th in the League, and has hit 27 HR, 7th most. The Stars are 6th in fewest runs allowed with 3.79 per game (Portland is up to #3 with 3.34). Their run differential is -3 and ours is +40, still 3rd best in the PCL behind Milwaukee (+69) and Dallas (+49).

Portland Beavers (26-9 .743 6.5 GA in 1st place in the PCL West) at
Hollywood Stars (19-15 .559 6.5 GB tied for 2nd place in the PCL East)

POR: Barry Phillips (21-R 5-0 1.52) Gold Glove vs. HOL: Steve Meyers (28-R 3-2 4.62)

Phillips gave up 1 run in 7.2 IP last time out for the win. He is currently 2nd in the PCL in ERA.

Meyers only gave up 2 runs in 6 IP with no walks and 6 SO last time out, but took a loss anyway. He was 0-2 against us last year, but went 13.1 innings, though we scored 12 runs.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
PORTLAND
1: CF Jerry Suazo (29-L .323-65-0-3-.746 71)
2: RF Enrique Ramos (25-L .325-126-1-15-.826 72) 2-time All-Star(02-03)/Silver Slugger(CF)/RoY(01)/Gold Glove(LF-01)
3: LF Kim Springer (23-L .268-142-3-16-.711 66)
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (27-R .342-120-7-32-1.008 67) 2-time Silver Slugger/3-time All-Star(MVP-01)/Gold Glove(01)
5: 3B Jeff Galka (35-R .242-124-4-19-.750 59)
6: SS Denny Peters (27-S .200-30-2-4-.650 86)
7: 2B A.J. Lee (24-R .417-12-0-3-1.045 94)
8: C Rick Mansoor (30-R .263-19-0-3-.616 76)
9: P Barry Phillips (21-R .263-19-0-2-.563 56) Gold Glove

HOLLYWOOD
1: RF Fred Rambo (27-L .317-123-1-11-.790 57) 17 BB/5 SB
2: 1B Bud Lisk (29-L .344-93-0-9-.817 74) 16 BB/7 SO
3: LF Jose Naranjo (30-R .293-133-2-11-.761 75) 3-time All-Star 16 BB/7 SB
4: 3B Larry Church (29-L .250-132-2-22-.636 55)
5: CF Gwang-sam Jean (32-L .236-123-0-9-.583 80)
6: C Mark Coronato (29-R .231-108-3-10-.633 68)
7: 2B Dale Grimwood (23-R .286-42-0-3-.640 75) Rookie 0 XBH
8: SS Dave Marsh (23-R .149-47-1-5-.503 83) Rookie 5 2B
9: P Steve Meyers (28-L .214-14-0-1-.500 1)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Gilmore Stadium
Weather: 73 F, Clear Skies, with an 8 MPH wind blowing in from center
Attendance: 20,844

Top of the First:
Jerry Suazo swings at the first pitch and flies out to left. Enrique Ramos hits a home run to right! He doubles his total on the season! 1 to 0, Beavers! Kim Springer swings at the very next pitch and hits a home run to left!! 2 to 0, Beavers! Glenn Snowden swings at a 3-2 pitch and flies out to deep center. Jeff Galka swings at the first pitch and pops out to right.

Bottom of the First:
Fred Rambo swings at the first pitch and grounds a hit to center. Bud Lisk swings at a 3-2 pitch and loops a hit to right. Jose Naranjo grounds into a 1-6-3 double play and Rambo goes to 3rd! Larry Church draws a walk. Gwang-sam Jean swings at the first pitch and flies out to center!

Top of the Third:

Enrique Ramos lines a hit to right. Kim Springer swings at the first pitch and blasts one 427 ft. to straight away center for his second home run of the game!! 4 to 0, Beavers! Glenn Snowden takes a walk. Jeff Galka grounds a double down the left field line. Denny Peters strikes out on 3 pitches... A.J. Lee makes it to 4 pitches before striking out... Rick Mansoor is a tough out; it takes 5 pitches to strike him out...

Bottom of the Third:

With 1 out, Jose Naranjo hits one off the very top of the wall in center and ends up with a double. With 2 outs, Gwang-sam Jean grounds a double over the 1st base bag and Naranjo scores. 4 to 1, Beavers.

Top of the Fifth:
New Pitcher: Jack Hauber (34-L) with a 2.50 ERA in 18 IP. Kim Springer draws a walk. Glenn Snowden hits a home run to left!! 6 to 1, Beavers!

Bottom of the Fifth:

Bud Lisk grounds a hit to right. Jose Naranjo grounds into a force at 2nd, 4-6, and then goes to 2nd on a wild pitch. Larry Church draws a walk. Gwang-sam Jean grounds a hit up the middle and Naranjo scores without a throw... 6 to 2, Beavers. The Bullpen is up. Mark Coronato grounds into a 5-4-3 double play!!

Top of the Seventh:

New Pitcher: Casper Reed (37-L), with a 2.77 ERA in 13 IP. Kim Springer draws a walk and goes to 2nd on a wild pitch. Glenn Snowden swings at a 3-2 pitch and grounds a hit up the middle. Jeff Galka fouls out to the catcher... Denny Peters swings at the first pitch and grounds into a 6u-3 double play...

Won - 6 to 2

8 wins in a row!

We had 12 hits and made 1 error
Hollywood had 11 hits and made no errors

Barry Phillips (W 6-0) went 5 innings, allowed 2 runs, 8 hits, 2 walks and struck out 2. He threw a WP. At bat, he had a hit.
RHP Leonardo Sanchez went 2 scoreless innings, allowed 2 hits and struck out 3.
RHP Larry McLellan pitched a perfect inning.
RHP Denny Jennissen pitched a scoreless 9th and allowed 1 hit.

Steve Meyers (L 3-3) went 4 innings, gave us 4 run, 8 hits, 3 home runs, 1 walk and struck out 4. At bat, he hit a double.

PH/CF Jack Hinckley had a hit. RF Enrique Ramos had 2 hits with his 2nd home run of the season and scored 2 runs. LF Kim Springer hit 2 home runs and drew 2 walks, scored 3 runs and had 3 RBI. He how has 5 HR on the season. 1B Glenn Snowden had 3 hits with his 8th home run, drew a walk and had 2 RBI. 3B Jeff Galka hit a double. PH Dave Risinger drew a walk.

Questdog 01-10-2020 04:21 PM

Saturday, May 15, 2004

Portland Beavers (27-9 .750 6.5 GA in 1st place in the PCL West) at
Hollywood Stars (19-16 .543 7.5 GB in 5th place in the PCL East)

POR: Frank Flores (25-R 6-1 1.70) PCLCS MVP vs. HOL: Obie Szczepanek (22-R 2-0 5.89) Rookie

Flores gave up 1 run in 7 IP last time out for the win. He is currently 3rd in the PCL in ERA.

Szczepanek is a last minute replacement for #1 starter Antonio Gonzalez (25-L), who is still suffering from a blister that made him leave his last start after 1.2 scoreless innings. This will be Szczepanek's first career start. He has pitched 1 inning of relief against us and struck out the side in order.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
PORTLAND
1: LF Jerry Suazo (29-L .309-68-0-3-.715 100)
2: RF Enrique Ramos (25-L .333-129-2-16-.860 72) 2-time All-Star(02-03)/Silver Slugger(CF)/RoY(01)/Gold Glove(LF-01)
3: C Tim Higbee (21-S .317-123-4-18-.827 51)
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (27-R .355-124-8-34-1.050 67) 2-time Silver Slugger/3-time All-Star(MVP-01)/Gold Glove(01)
5: 3B Jeff Galka (35-R .240-129-4-19-.745 59)
6: CF Larry Ballard (25-L .000-6-0-0-.143 74)
7: 2B A.J. Lee (24-R .313-16-0-3-.790 94)
8: SS Juan Rojas (25-S .227-119-2-9-.609 89)
9: P Frank Flores (25-R .158-19-0-0-.368 35) PCLCS MVP

HOLLYWOOD
1: RF Fred Rambo (27-L .320-128-1-11-.791 57)
2: 2B Ramon Arguedas (28-R .250-4-0-0-.900 69)
3: LF Jose Naranjo (30-R .290-138-2-11-.756 75) 3-time All-Star
4: 3B Larry Church (29-L .246-134-2-22-.636 55)
5: CF Gwang-sam Jean (32-L .244-127-0-11-.604 80)
6: 1B Dale Grimwood (23-R .283-46-0-3-.629 100) Rookie
7: SS Dave Marsh (23-R .137-51-1-5-.464 83) Rookie
8: C Al Lazarus (37-R .063-16-0-0-.473 18) FA from Baltimore
9: P Obie Szczepanek (22-S Season debut at bat 19) Rookie

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Gilmore Stadium
Weather: 67 F, Clear Skies, with a 14 MPH wind blowing out to left
Attendance: 20,570

Top of the First:
Jerry Suazo swings at the first pitch and hits a home run just over the fence in right! 1 to 0, Beavers! His first home run of the season! Enrique Ramos strikes out looking... Tim Higbee strikes out looking... Glenn Snowden swings at the first pitch and grounds out to short.

Bottom of the First:

Fred Rambo lines out hard to right. Ramon Arguedas swings at a 3-2 pitch and grounds out to 3rd. Jose Naranjo swings at the first pitch and flies out to right! 1-2-3!

Top of the Second:
Jeff Galka draws a walk. Larry Ballard grounds a double down the right field line! His first hit as a Beaver since 2002! He was 0 for 6 this season and was 0 for 13 last year. A.J. Lee grounds a hit to center and Galka scores! 2 to 0, Beavers! Juan Rojas hits a soft liner to 2nd for the first out of the inning. Lee steals 2nd. P Frank Flores grounds a hit up the middle and Ballard scores! 3 to 0, Beavers! Jerry Suazo swings at a 3-2 pitch and misses... 2 down. Enrique Ramos lines a hit to left and Lee scores! 4 to 0, Beavers! Tim Higbee hits a home run to right!!! 7 to 0, Beavers! That sends P Obie Szczepanek to the showers. New Pitcher: Jack Hauber (34-L), who gave us 2 runs in 2 IP yesterday. Glenn Snowden, who hit a home run of Hauber yesterday, grounds out to 3rd.

Top of the Third:
With 1 out, PH Jack Hinckley (28-R) hits his first home run of the season to left! 8 to 0, Beavers!

Bottom of the Third:
Dave Marsh and Al Lazarus lead off with back to back walks... An 8 run lead and we are nipping at the corners to crappy hitters.... P Jack Hauber bunts the runners up. Fred Rambo grounds out to 3rd and Marsh scores. 8 to 1, Beavers. Ramon Arguedas lines a hit to right and Lazarus scores. 8 to 2, Beavers. Jose Naranjo triples to right and Arguedas scores... 8 to 3, Beavers. Larry Church grounds a hit to center and Naranjo scores... 8 to 4, Beavers. The Bullpen is up. Gwang-sam Jean grounds out to 2nd.

Bottom of the Sixth:
New Pitcher: Rich Larkin (24-R). He gets through the inning after allowing a hit and a walk, but goes to see Trudy the Trainer when he returns to the dugout....

Top of the Ninth:
On the Hill: Ken Riggins (27-R), after a scoreless 7th and 8th. With 2 outs, Enrique Ramos hits a home run to left center! 9 to 4, Beavers! His power seems to have returned!

Won - 9 to 4

9 wins in a row!

We had 9 hits and made 1 error
Hollywood had 5 hits and made no errors

Frank Flores (W 7-1) went 5 innings, allowed 4 runs, 4 hits, 3 walks and struck out 2. At bat, he had a hit, scored a run and had an RBI. He is the 1st 7 game winner in the Major Leagues!
RHP Rich Larkin went 1 scoreless inning, allowed 1 hit, 1 walk and struck out 1.
RHP Denny Jennissen went 2 scoreless innings and struck out 2.
RHP Larry McLellan pitched a scoreless 9th, walked 1 and struck out 1.

Obie Szczepanek (L 2-1), in his first Major League start, went 1.2 innings, gave us 7 runs, 6 hits, 2 home runs, 1 walk and struck out 2.

LF Jerry Suazo hit his 1st home run of the season.
RF/LF Enrique Ramos had 3 hits with his 3rd home run, scored 2 runs and had 2 RBI. C Tim Higbee hit his 5th home tun and had 3 RBI. CF Larry Ballard hit a double in his only AB and scored a run. PH/CF Jack Hinckley hit his 1st home run. 2B A.J. Lee had a hit and a walk, stole 2 bases, scored a run and had an RBI.

Trudy's report on Rich Larkin is a sprained ankle that will bother him for a week or two. Well, which is it? I can keep him on the roster if it will be a week, but have to DL him if it will be 2.... So we are damned if we do and damned if we don't... If we put him on the DL, he will be healthy in a week and we will have to wait another week before he can play. If we do not put him on the DL, in about a week he will have something happen to set his return back to longer than anticipated.... Well, we will try to get by without putting him on the DL. Our schedule should help us get by with fewer relievers for a little while.

Questdog 01-10-2020 05:44 PM

Sunday, May 16, 2004

Portland Beavers (28-9 .757 6.5 GA in 1st place in the PCL West) at
Hollywood Stars (19-17 .528 8.5 GB in 5th place in the PCL East)

POR: Steve Muir (29-R 3-2 3.89) Gold Glove(01) vs. HOL: Sam Henderson (30-R 4-3 2.10) 2-time All-Star(01-02)

Muir pitched a 6 hit shutout in his last start.

Henderson picked up a win last time out with 8.2 shutout innings at Dallas. He beat us in the second game of the season, giving us 2 runs (1 earned) and only 4 hits in 8 IP. Our 9 game winning streak is in serious jeopardy...

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
PORTLAND
1: CF Jerry Suazo (29-L .314-70-1-4-.765 71)
2: RF Enrique Ramos (25-L .343-134-3-18-.884 72) 2-time All-Star(02-03)/Silver Slugger(CF)/RoY(01)/Gold Glove(LF-01)
3: LF Kim Springer (23-L .272-147-5-19-.763 66)
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (27-R .346-127-8-34-1.031 67) 2-time Silver Slugger/3-time All-Star(MVP-01)/Gold Glove(01)
5: 3B Jeff Galka (35-R .235-132-4-19-.734 59)
6: C Tim Higbee (21-S .313-128-5-21-.834 51)
7: 2B A.J. Lee (24-R .316-19-0-4-.802 94)
8: SS Juan Rojas (25-S .220-123-2-9-.590 89)
9: P Steve Muir (29-R .118-17-0-0-.235 1) Gold Glove(01)

HOLLYWOOD
1: RF Fred Rambo (27-L .308-133-1-12-.763 57)
2: 1B Bud Lisk (29-L .347-98-0-9-.816 74)
3: LF Jose Naranjo (30-R .289-142-2-12-.763 75) 3-time All-Star
4: 3B Larry Church (29-L .246-138-2-23-.633 55)
5: CF Gwang-sam Jean (32-L .237-131-0-11-.586 80)
6: C Mark Coronato (29-R .230-113-3-10-.623 68)
7: 2B Dale Grimwood (23-R .265-49-0-3-.605 75) Rookie
8: SS Dave Marsh (23-R .148-54-1-5-.489 83) Rookie
9: P Sam Henderson (30-L .235-17-0-1-.471 45) 2-time All-Star(01-02)

Game Start: 1:05 PM
Ballpark: Gilmore Stadium
Weather: 56 F, Partly Cloudy, with a 9 MPH wind blowing out to left
Attendance: 22,492

Top of the First:
Jerry Suazo grounds out to short. Enrique Ramos flies out to deep center. Kim Springer grounds out to 2nd...

Bottom of the First:
Fred Rambo grounds out to short. Bud Lisk strikes out. Jose Naranjo lines a hit to right. He steals 2nd. Larry Church doubles down the right field line and Naranjo scores... 1 to 0, Stars. Gwang-sam Jean grounds a hit to right and Church beats the throw home... 2 to 0, Stars. Mark Coronato grounds out to 3rd.

Top of the Third:
A.J. Lee beats out an infield hit. Juan Rojas grounds into a force at 2nd, 4-6. P Steve Muir pops out to the pitcher trying to bunt. 2 down. Jerry Suazo draws a walk. Enrique Ramos lines a hit to right center and the bases are loaded. Kim Springer grounds a hit to right and Rojas scores. 2 to 1, Stars. Glenn Snowden clears the bases with a double down the right field line!!! 4 to 2, Beavers! Jeff Galka grounds out to short.

Top of the Sixth:

Kim Springer leads off with a grounder to right for a hit and then moves around to 3rd on a pair of ground outs. Tim Higbee grounds a hit to right and Springer scores! 5 to 2, Beavers! That does it for P Sam Henderson. New Pitcher: Casper Reed (37-L), who pitched 3 scoreless innings on Friday. A.J. Lee swings at a 3-2 pitch and grounds a hit to left and Higbee, who was on the move, goes to 3rd without a throw. Juan Rojas grounds out to 2nd.

Bottom of the Sixth:

Jose Naranjo leads off with a walk. With 1 out, Gwang-sam Jean lines a hit to left center. The Bullpen stirs. They pull off a double steal... Mark Coronato grounds out to short and Naranjo scores. 5 to 3, Beavers. Dale Grimwood lines a hit to right and Jean scores... 5 to 4, Beavers. Grimwood steals 2nd and goes to 3rd when C Tim Higbee throws the ball into center... Dave Marsh flies out to center!

Bottom of the Seventh:
New Pitcher: Steve Stewart (24-L). Jack Hinckley is in to play center and Jose Julio is in right. Both were used as pinch-hitters last inning. PH Jorge Govantes (24-R), batting .280 with 1 HR in 25 AB, takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. Fred Rambo takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4... Argh... The Bullpen is back up. PH Dave Tennison (30-R), batting .406 in 32 AB, squibs one and we get the force at 2nd, 2-6, and Govantes goes to 3rd. Jose Naranjo takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4 to load the bases up... PH Gus McCollum (32-R), batting .274 in 124 AB is sent up. He is on the bench because of a strained back. Call to the Bullpen: Ramon Andrade (29-R), who is a bit too wild to bring in with the bases loaded, but gets a lot of ground balls. McCollum swings at a 3-2 pitch and hits a ground ball to the left side, but it squirts through for a hit and Govantes scores... Tie Game: 5 to 5. Gwang-sam Jean beats out an infield hit and another run scores... 6 to 5, Stars. Mark Coronato pops out to right and the runners hold. 2 outs. Dale Grimwood strikes out.

Top of the Eighth:
New Pitcher: Junior Amador (27-R) with an 8.74 ERA in 11.1 IP. 10 BB. He had a 1.99 ERA in 40.2 IP as a rookie last year with 53 SO. Glenn Snowden takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. Jeff Galka lines a hit to left. Tim Higbee strikes out... A.J. Lee flies out to the warning track in right... Juan Rojas grounds out to 3rd... Phooey...

Top of the Ninth:
New Pitcher: Javier Fernandez (24-R), their closer with an 0.51 ERA in 17.2 IP with 5 BB and 24 SO. Jose Julio grounds out to short. Jack Hinckley grounds out to short. PH Larry Ballard (25-L) grounds one to 2nd and Dale Grimwood throws it away for a 2 base error! Kim Springer strikes out...

Lost - 6 to 5

The 9 game winning streak is history...

We had 10 hits and made 1 error
Hollywood had 9 hits and made 1 error

Steve Muir went 6 innings, allowed 4 runs, 6 hits, 3 walks and struck out 1.
LHP Steve Stewart (L 0-1) got 1 out, allowed 2 runs and 3 walks.
RHP Ramon Andrade (BS 1) went 1.2 scoreless innings, allowed 3 hits and struck out 3.

Sam Henderson went 5.2 innings, gave us 5 runs, 7 hits, 2 walks and struck out 2.
LHP Casper Reed (W 2-1) went 1.1 scoreless innings and gave us 2 hits.
RHP Javier Fernandez (SV 15) pitched a scoreless 9th and struck out 1.

PH/CF Jack Hinckley had a hit. LF Kim Springer had 2 hits, scored 2 runs and had an RBI. 1B Glenn Snowden had 2 hits with a double and a walk and had 3 RBI. 2B A.J. Lee had 2 hits and a walk.

For Hollywood, CF Gwang-sam Jean had 3 hits, stole a base, scored a run and had 2 RBI.

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May 17, 2004

Monday Morning Report

NL Player of the Week - Roberto Perez, 1B, St. Louis (32-L .346/.405/.635) Had 11 hits with 1 2B, 5 HR, 2 BB, 4 SO, 6 R and 6 RBI in 7 G (3rd career PoW)
PCL Player of the Week - Steve Quakenbush, 1B, Milwaukee (23-L .374/.439/.647) Had 15 hits with 5 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 3 BB, 0 SO, 8 R and 6 RBI in 7 G (2nd career PoW)

(Slash lines are for the season, not the week)

May 10 - LF Dave McDowell (33-R) of San Francisco had 3 hits with 2 home runs, scored 3 runs and had 3 RBI at Kansas City. The Seals won, 8 to 3.
May 10 - Rookie LF Ray Knowles (20-L) of Sacramento had 3 hits with a double and a walk, stole a base, scored 3 runs and had 3 RBI at Denver. The Solons won, 12 to 5.
May 10 - Dave Little (22-L) of Pittsburgh pitched a 4 hit shutout at Philadelphia. He did not walk a batter and struck out 2. 95 pitches thrown. At bat, he was hit by a pitch and scored a run. It is his 2nd shutout of the season. He is now 5-1 with a 1.60 ERA in 7 starts. The Pirates won, 6 to 0.
May 10 -Buck Fisher (25-R) of St. Louis pitched a 2 hit shutout at New York. He walked 5 and struck out 1. At bat, he had a hit and scored a run. He is now 2-1 with a 4.50 ERA in 3 starts. The Cardinals won, 7 to 0.
May 10 - RF Bob Stout (32-R) of Detroit hit 2 doubles and a home run, drew a walk, scored 3 runs and had 3 RBI at Baltimore. The Tigers won, 10 to 5.
May 10 - Rookie Larry Goodrich (22-R) of Chicago pitched a 5 hit shutout at home versus Washington. He walked 1 and struck out 2. He is now 3-3 with a 4.40 ERA in 7 starts. The Cubs won, 1 to 0.
May 11 - Boston lost at home versus Cleveland, 3 to 0, for their 10th loss in a row.
May 12 - RF Gilberto Lule (25-S) of Dallas hit 2 home runs, including a Grand Slam, and had 6 RBI at home versus Hollywood. The Eagles won, 7 to 1.
May 12 - Raul Alvarado (28-L) of Montreal pitched a 4 hit shutout at home versus Miami. He walked 3, hit a batter and struck out 8. 143 pitches thrown. It is his 2nd shutout of the season. He is now 4-2 with a 1.86 ERA in 8 starts. The Expos won, 3 to 0.
May 12 - 2B Carlos Contreras (26-R) of Philadelphia went 5 for 5, stole a base, scored 2 runs and had 5 RBI at home versus Pittsburgh. The Phillies won, 10 to 9, with 2 runs in the bottom of the 9th.
May 12 - Boston beat Cleveland at home, 10 to 7, to end their 10 game losing streak.
May 13 - C Mal Rycroft (28-R) of Washington had 2 hits with a Grand Slam and a walk, scored 2 runs and had 5 RBI at Chicago. The Nationals won, 14 to 5.
May 14 - Houston won at home versus Dallas, 5 to 3, ending their 13 game losing streak.
May 14 - C Charlie Allen (32-S) of Los Angeles went 4 for 4 with 2 walks, a double and 3 home runs and had 7 RBI at home versus Sacramento. The Angels won, 17 to 1. The Solons made 7 errors.
May 15 - Eliezer Sanchez (29-L) of Salt Lake City pitched a 5 hit shutout at San Antonio. He walked 4 and struck out 2. It is his 2nd shutout of the season. He is now 4-4 with a 2.92 ERA in 9 starts. The Bees won, 1 to 0, and only had 5 hits themselves.
May 15 - B Luis Hernandez (35-R) of Seattle went 2 for 2 with 3 walks and a home run, scored 4 runs and had 3 RBI at home versus San Francisco. The Rainiers won, 14 to 3.
May 15 - 2B Jim Markham (26-R) of Brooklyn hit a double and a home run and had 5 RBI at home versus Philadelphia. The Dodgers won, 8 to 2.
May 16 - LF Dean Thompson (29-R) of Chicago had 3 hits with 2 home runs and 5 RBI at home versus Miami. The Cubs won, 10 to 2.



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