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Questdog 12-03-2019 11:36 PM

Friday, April 11, 2003

Portland Beavers (2-1 .667 tied for 1st place (with 4 other teams) in the PCL West) at
Milwaukee Brewers (1-2 .333 1 GB tied for 5th place in the PCL East)

POR: Rondey Moe (27-R 6-8 2.86 last year) vs. MIL: John Richardson (34-L 5-8 6.28 last year)

Richardson was 15-8 with a 3.90 ERA in 2001. He gave up 17 HR in 90.1 IP last year. 3 of them were to us. He went 0-1 in 2 starts versus the Beavers last year, but did not pitch well in either game. He gave us 4 runs in 2 IP in the no decision. First lefty we have faced this season.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS)
PORTLAND
1: CF Jack Hinckley (27-R .000-2-0-0-.000)
2: 2B Juan Rojas (24-S .222-9-0-1-.586)
3: 3B Fernando Mexicano (22-L .250-12-0-0-.667) Silver Slugger
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (26-R .300-10-0-2-.664) Silver Slugger/2-time All-Star(MVP)/Gold Glove(01)
5: C Jim Shippy (32-R .091-11-0-2-.182)
6: LF Kim Springer (22-L .182-11-0-0-.364)
7: SS Dave Risinger (27-R .091-11-0-0-.364)
8: RF Jerry Suazo (28-L .231-13-0-0-.462)
9: P Rondey Moe (27-L Season debut)

MILWAUKEE
1: 3B Antonio Flores (27-L .333-12-0-2-.833)
2: LF Dong-hak Shong (24-L .545-11-1-3-1.492)
3: 2B Gregg Hobbs (29-R .333-9-0-0-.833) Silver Slugger(01)/All-Star(01)
4: 1B Steve Quakenbush (22-L .100-10-0-1-.267) Rookie
5: SS Fernando Medina (31-S .000-12-0-0-.000) 2-time Silver Slugger/2-time All-Star
6: C Stan Babik (24-R .500-4-0-0-1.000)
7: RF Bob Wick (30-R .000-9-0-0-.000)
8: CF Ken Esh (30-L .000-1-0-0-.000) FA from Houston
9: P John Richardson (34-L Season debut)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Milwaukee County Stadium
Weather: 50 F, Clear Skies, with a 13 MPH wind blowing in from center
Attendance: 21,279

Top of the First:
Jack Hinckley grounds out to 1st, 3-1. Juan Rojas swings at the first pitch and beats out an infield hit. Fernando Mexicano hits a home run to left!! 2 to 0, Beavers! Glenn Snowden doubles to left center. Jim Shippy strikes out... Kim Springer swings at the first pitch and grounds out to 1st, 3-1.

Bottom of the First:
Antonio Flores grounds out to 2nd. Dong-hak Shong takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. Gregg Hobbs grounds into a 6-4-3 double play!!

Top of the Third:
Jack Hinckley lines a hit to right and then steals 2nd. Juan Rojas swings at a 3-2 pitch and grounds out to 2nd and Hinckley goes to 3rd. Runner on 3rd and less than 2 outs... With the infield in, Fernando Mexicano lines a hit over the shortstop's head and Hinckley scores! 3 to 0, Beavers! Glenn Snowden grounds one slowly to 3rd and Antonio Flores cannot find the handle! E-5. Jim Shippy takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4 to load the bases up with 1 out. Kim Springer grounds into a force at home, 3-2. Dave Risinger puts a charge into one to center and just misses a Grand Slam. The ball hits off the top of the wall and bounces away from Ken Esh and Risinger ends up with a 3 run triple!!! 6 to 0, Beavers! Jerry Suazo grounds out to the pitcher...

Top of the Fifth:
On the Hill: Lazaro Mendoza (25-R), beginning his second inning of work after a perfect 4th and making his Major League debut. Fernando Mexicano absolutely crushes one to right center! 456 ft.! 7 to 0, Beavers! 2 home runs today!

Bottom of the Fifth:
Fernando Medina leads off and grounds a hit to left, the first of the season for him and the first of the day for the Brewers. Stan Babik lines out to right and Jerry Suazo doubles Medina off at 1st!!

Top of the Seventh:

Jack Hinckley walks on 4 pitches and Juan Rojas lines a hit to left. Fernando Mexicano, who is sporting a mustache this year, walks on 4 pitches to load them up with no outs. Glenn Snowden pops out to right and the runners hold... Jim Shippy flies out to right and Hinckley holds at 3rd for some reason... Wick does not have that great an arm for a right fielder... Kim Springer swings at the first pitch and grounds a hit to center and 2 runs score! 9 to 0, Beavers! Dave Risinger flies out to center.

Bottom of the Seventh:
With 1 out, Stan Babik gets hit by a pitch. Bob Wick grounds into a force at 2nd, 5-4, and Babik is hurt. Ken Esh hits one to the gap in right center and races around the bases with an inside the park home run... 9 to 2, Beavers.

Top of the Eighth:

With 2 outs, Jack Hinckley and Juan Rojas both single. There is no one in the Brewer Pen warming up. They are making this poor kid take one for the team in his Major League debut... A wild pitch moves the runners up and Fernando Mexicano occupies the vacant base with a walk. Glenn Snowden swings a the first pitch and puts it over the fence in right for a Grand Slam!!!! 13 to 2, Beavers. C Rick Mansoor (29-R), in his season debut, draws a walk. LF Larry Ballard (24-L) grounds out to 1st, unassisted.

Won - 13 to 3

We had 14 hits and made no errors
Milwaukee had 7 hits and made 1 error

Rondey Moe (W 1-0) went 7 innings, allowed 2 runs, 4 hits, 1 home run (ITP), 4 walks, 1 HBP and struck out 3.
RHP Rich Larkin, in his season debut, went 1 inning, allowed 1 run, 2 hits, 1 walk and struck out 2.
Denny Jennissen went 1 scoreless inning, allowed 1 hit and 1 walk and struck out 1.

John Richardson (L 0-1) went 3 innings, gave us 6 runs (3 earned), 6 hits, 1 home run, 1 walk and struck out 1.

CF Jack Hinckley had 2 hits and a walk, stole a base and scored 3 runs. 2B Juan Rojas had 3 hits and scored 3 runs. 3B Fernando Mexicano was 3 for 3 with 2 home runs and 2 walks, scored 3 runs and had 4 RBI. 1B Glenn Snowden hit a double and a Grand Slam and scored twice. LF Kim Springer had a hit, scored a run and had 2 RBI. SS Dave Risinger hit a 3 run triple. PH Carlos Lopez had his first hit as a Beaver. PH/RF Brian Mitchell had a hit.

The Brewers announced that C Stan Babik had a sore elbow that would likely bother him for 3 or 4 weeks.

Questdog 12-04-2019 11:11 AM

Saturday, April 12, 2002

Portland Beavers (3-1 .750 tied for 1st place (with 2 other teams) in the PCL West) at
Milwaukee Brewers (1-3 .250 2 GB tied for 5th (last) place in the PCL East)

POR: Bill Woodward (22-R 17-11 2.85 last year in B Ball) Major League debut vs. MIL: Oscar Rios (32-L 4-14 4.61 last year)

Woodward is making his Major League debut. Cross your fingers...

Rios was signed as a free agent from Hollywood. He only won 4 games for them last year, but two of them were against the Beavers and one was a shutout... We did whoop up on him the last time we faced him.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS)
PORTLAND
1: CF Jack Hinckley (27-R .286-7-0-0-.661)
2: 2B Juan Rojas (24-S .333-15-0-1-.745)
3: 3B Fernando Mexicano (22-L .400-15-2-4-1.404) Silver Slugger
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (26-R .333-15-1-6-.975) Silver Slugger/2-time All-Star(MVP)/Gold Glove(01)
5: C Jim Shippy (32-R .071-14-0-2-.205)
6: LF Kim Springer (22-L .200-15-0-2-.400)
7: SS Dave Risinger (27-R .125-16-0-3-.500)
8: RF Jerry Suazo (28-L .176-17-0-0-.353)
9: P Bill Woodward (22-R Major League debut) Rookie

MILWAUKEE
1: 3B Antonio Flores (27-L .267-15-0-2-.667)
2: LF Dong-hak Shong (24-L .538-13-1-3-1.493)
3: 2B Gregg Hobbs (29-R .231-13-0-0-.643) Silver Slugger(01)/All-Star(01)
4: C Larry McNeil (27-R .444-9-0-1-.889)
5: 1B Steve Quakenbush (22-L .077-13-0-1-.264) Rookie
6: SS Fernando Medina (31-S .125-16-0-0-.250) 2-time Silver Slugger/2-time All-Star
7: RF Ken Esh (30-L .200-5-1-2-1.000)
8: CF Miguel Aguilar (33-L .091-11-0-0-.348)
9: P Oscar Rios (32-L Season debut) FA from Hollywood

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Milwaukee County Stadium
Weather: 58 F, Clear Skies, with a 12 MPH wind blowing right to left
Attendance: 19,502

Top of the First:
Jack Hinckley grounds out to 3rd. Juan Rios grounds out to short. Fernando Mexicano grounds out to 2nd.... Around the World!

Bottom of the First:
Antonio Flores swings at P Bill Woodward's first Major League pitch and misses! He swings at the second pitch and grounds a hit up the middle... Dong-hak Shong lines a hit to left and Flores goes to 3rd. Gregg Hobbs grounds a hit to right and Flores scores and Shong heads to 3rd, but Jerry Suazo throws him out! 1 to 0, Brewers. That's already two base runner kills for Suazo this season! Larry McNeil grounds into a 5-4-3 double play!

Top of the Second:
With 1 out, Jim Shippy grounds a hit to center. With 2 outs, Dave Risinger doubles to right center and Shippy scores and Risinger ends up on 3rd! Tie Game: 1 to 1. Jerry Suazo strikes out looking...

Through 5 innings, we have 2 hits off this bum...

Top of the Seventh:

Glenn Snowden lines a 3-2 pitch to center for a hit and Jim Shippy draws a walk. Kim Springer grounds into a force at 2nd, 4-6, and Snowden goes to 3rd. Dave Risinger strikes out with a runner on 3rd and less than two outs.... That is 7 strikeouts for P Oscar Rios, who averaged 4.3/9 last year... Jerry Suazo pops out to center...

Top of the Ninth:
New Pitcher: Jack Gilbert (29-L), their closer this year, who they claimed off waivers from Denver in January. 3-4-5 hitters up for us. Fernando Mexicano doubles to right center! Glenn Snowden is walked intentionally. Jim Shippy grounds into a 5-4-3 double play and Mexicano goes to 3rd... Shippy may not last to the All-Star break as our starting catcher... Kim Springer strikes out looking....

Bottom of the Ninth:
On the Hill: Jon Weekley (27-R), after getting 2 outs in the 8th. They go down in order!

Extras!

First time in 2003!

Top of the Tenth:
We go down in order....

Bottom of the Tenth:
New Pitcher: Vic Kyzer (24-L). They go down in order with 2 strikeouts!

Top of the Eleventh:
New Pitcher: Charlie Woods (30-R), who has 2 scoreless innings under his belt this year and had a 2.95 ERA in 100.2 IP last year. With 2 outs, Fernando Mexicano reaches when rookie 1B Steve Quakenbush boots his ground ball. But P Woods picks him off....

Bottom of the Eleventh:
Brian Mitchell (22-L), who struck out pinch-hitting last inning, stays in the game to play center. 2-3-4 up for them and I am eying Greg Hobbs there at the #3 spot, who is still looking for his first home run of the season... But they go down in order!!

Top of the Twelfth:

Glenn Snowden draws a walk. Jim Shippy grounds into a force at 2nd, 4-6. Kim Springer does the same... And Shippy is limping back to the dugout... And I have already used C Rick Mansoor (29-R) this game... Dave Risinger swings at a 3-2 pitch for strike three....

Bottom of the Twelfth:
A.J. Lee is in to catch.... Steve Quakenbush doubles to right center... We walk Fernando Medina intentionally. This inning belongs to P Kyzer... RF Bob Goemaat (22-L), a rookie who is 1 for 3 on the season, swings at the first pitch and grounds into a force at 2nd, 3-6, and Quakenbush goes to 3rd. CF Bob Wick (30-R), who is 0 for 13 on the season, pops out to center and Quakenbush holds at 3rd. 2 outs. PH Carlos Rice (24-R), 1 for 3 on the season, swings at a 3-2 pitch and flies out to left!! I am starting to like this Kyzer Kid!

Top of the Thirteenth:
New Pitcher: Juan Romero (27-R) with 1 scoreless inning this year. 2.90 ERA in 71.1 IP last year. We go down in order...

Bottom of the Thirteenth:
New Pitcher: Rich Larkin (23-R), who gave up a run in his only inning so far this season. Top of their order up and Greg Hobbs at #3... They go down in order with 2B Juan Rojas making a highlight reel play!

Top of the Fourteenth:

2-3-4 up for is.... Now is the time... With 1 out, Fernando Mexicano takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. He gets caught stealing.... Really?! THIS is when you decide to steal? Glenn Snowden grounds a hit to center. A.J. Lee, in his first AB as a Beaver, grounds out to 3rd...

Bottom of the Fourteenth:
Larry McNeil leads off with a home run to left on an 0-2 pitch....

Lost - 2 to 1

We had 6 hits and made no errors
Milwaukee had 9 hits and made 1 error

We struck out 11 more times...

Brian Mitchell only struck out 39 times in 381 AB as a rookie last year; he has 5 SO in 14 AB this year. Jerry Suazo struck out 73 times last year in 563 AB with 73 BB; so far as a Beaver, he has no walks and 6 SO in 22 AB. Kim Springer struck out 36 time in 416 AB for Vancouver (A) last year and 18 times in 136 AB for Portland; He has no walks and 7 SO in 20 AB this season. Juan Rojas struck out 55 times in 372 AB last year; he has 6 in 21 AB this, a rate double that of last year.... 8.8 per game as a team so far this season....

Editor's Note: With the changes I made to the modifiers, strikeouts should actually be down very slightly this season over last year... And they are down league-wide: 5.6 per game to 5.3... 5.5 is the goal and I am confident we will be around there by season's end. I edge to the high side of my estimates on K's, because having a few too many is better than having too few.

Bill Woodward, in his Major League debut, went 7 innings, allowed 1 run, 7 hits, 2 walks and struck out 1. 110 pitches. Not the pretties debut ever, but it worked...
LHP Victor Alvarez faced 2 batter and got 1 out and walked 1.
RHP Jon Weekley went 1.2 perfect inning and struck out 1.
LHP Vic Kyzer went 3 scoreless innings, allowed 1 hit, 1 walk (INT) and struck out 3.
RHP Rich Larkin (L 0-1) went 1+ inning, allowed 1 run, 1 hit, a home run and struck out 1.

Oscar Rios, the bum that stinks against everyone but us, went 8 innings, gave us 1 run, 4 hits, 1 walk and struck out 7. 121 pitches.
RHP Juan Romero (W 1-0) went 2 scoreless innings, gave us 1 hit, 1 walk and struck out 1.

CF Jack Hinckley hit a double. 3B Fernando Mexicano hit a double and drew a walk. 1B Glenn Snowden had 2 hits and 2 walks (1 INT). C Jim Shippy had a hit and a walk and scored our only run. SS Dave Risinger hit a double and had our only RBI.

Trudy the Trainer's report on C Jim Shippy is just a mild shoulder stain that should be fine in a few days. Why did he have to come out of the game, then, when I had no more catchers to put in? Tell me that, Trudy!

Questdog 12-04-2019 01:11 PM

Sunday, April 13, 2003

Portland Beavers (3-2 .600 1 GB tied for 2nd place in the PCL West) at
Milwaukee Brewers (2-3 .400 2 GB tied for 3rd place in the PCL East)

POR: Bobby Johnson (23-R 0-1 5.40) vs. MIL: George Wiedemann (26-R 0-1 2.08)

Let's hope Johnson is better than on Opening Day...

Wiedemann was acquired in a trade with Kansas City in January for 2B Steve Hermanson (25-S). He was 13-6 with a 2.90 ERA last year. he pitches to contact, so if we strike out a bunch of times today, I am calling foul....

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS)
PORTLAND
1: RF Jerry Suazo (28-L .136-22-0-0-.273)
2: CF Brian Mitchell (22-L .286-14-0-1-.619)
3: LF Kim Springer (22-L .150-20-0-2-.300)
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (26-R .368-19-1-6-1.033) Silver Slugger/2-time All-Star(MVP)/Gold Glove(01)
5: 3B Fernando Mexicano (22-L .350-20-2-4-1.235) Silver Slugger
6: C Rick Mansoor (29-R .000-1-0-0-.500)
7: SS Dave Risinger (27-R .143-21-0-4-.524)
8: 2B Juan Rojas (24-S .238-21-0-1-.542)
9: P Bobby Johnson (23-R .000-1-0-0-.000)

MILWAUKEE
1: 3B Antonio Flores (27-L .316-19-0-2-.737)
2: LF Dong-hak Shong (24-L .444-18-1-3-1.232)
3: 2B Gregg Hobbs (29-R .211-19-0-1-.558) Silver Slugger(01)/All-Star(01)
4: 1B Steve Quakenbush (22-L .167-18-0-1-.460) Rookie
5: SS Fernando Medina (31-S .150-20-0-0-.340) 2-time Silver Slugger/2-time All-Star
6: C Stan Babik (24-R .286-7-0-0-.661) Sore elbow
7: RF Bob Wick (30-R .000-14-0-0-.000)
8: CF Miguel Aguilar (33-L .154-13-0-0-.497)
9: P George Wiedemann (26-R .000-3-0-0-.000) Trade from Kansas City

Game Start: 1:05 PM
Ballpark: Milwaukee County Stadium
Weather: 49 F, Clear Skies, with a 13 MPH wind blowing in from center
Attendance: 18,976

Top of the First:
Jerry Suazo grounds out to 1st, unassisted. Did I waste $575,000 or is he just off to a slow start? Brian Mitchell grounds out to 2nd. Kim Springer pops out to center... At least we did not strike out....

Bottom of the First:
Antonio Flores strikes out! Dong-hak Shong swings at the first pitch and doubles off the left center field wall. Greg Hobbs pops one up to shallow right and Jerry Suazo, who had him played deep, rushes in and makes a diving catch! He ain't hittin', but he is playin' D! Steve Quakenbush walks on 4 pitches.... Fernando Medina strikes out looking!

Top of the Second:
With 1 out, Fernando Mexicano hits one 433 ft. to right center! 1 to 0, Beavers!

Bottom of the Second:

Stan Babik takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. That is 6 walks in 6.1 IP for a pitcher who has averaged 2.1 per 9 over the last two seasons.... Bob Wick grounds into a force at 2nd, 4-6, and then steals 2nd. Miguel Aguilar grounds one to 1st and Glenn Snowden boots it.... 2 errors already in 6 games. 20 errors last year and on pace for 50+ this year! P George Wiedemann bunts Aguilar to 2nd and Wick holds at 3rd. 2 outs. Antonio Flores strikes out!

Top of the Third:
P Bobby Johnson leads off with a double down the right field line! Jerry Suazo grounds out to 1st, unassisted, and P Johnson goes to 3rd. Runner on 3rd with less than 2 outs... Brian Mitchell flies out to right and P Johnson holds.... Kim Springer strikes out looking....

Bottom of the Third:
Dong-hak Shong leads off with a hit. He is now hitting .500 on the season. With 1 out, Steve Quakenbush grounds a hit to right and Shong beats the throw to 3rd. Fernando Medina pops one in foul ground on the right side and Glenn Snowden drops it for error #2 today and #3 on the season. He is now on pace for 80+! Given a second chance, Medina grounds into a 4-6-3 double play! So, that was a GOOD error!

Bottom of the Fifth:
Antonio Flores leads off with a walk... He goes to 2nd on a ground out. With 2 outs, Steve Quakenbush walks... That's 5 walks today for P Bobby Johnson.... That matches his career high from his rookie season. 4 was the most he had in a game last year and he has had at least 4 in each of his starts this season... Fernando Medina lines a hit to left and Flores scores. Tie Game: 1 to 1. Stan Babik walks to load the bases up with 2 outs... What is going on here?! The Bullpen is up. P Johnson is at 98 pitches... Bob Wick swings at a 3-2 pitch and strikes out. That is 7 strikeouts for P Johnson. Also uncharacteristic of him...

Bottom of the Sixth:
Miguel Aguilar leads off with a hit. The Bullpen is up. P George Wiedemann bunts the runner to 2nd. Antonio Flores singles and runners are at the corners with 1 out... Call to the Bullpen: Victor Alvarez (29-L). A wild pitch scores Aguilar... 2 to 1, Brewers. Dong-hak Shong walks... Call to the Bullpen: Jon Weekley (27-R). Greg Hobbs walks on 4 pitches to load the bases up... Steve Quakenbush walks to force in a run.... That is 9 walks by our pitchers and we are only 1 out into the 6th inning! I am going to go find something or someone to punch....

Lost - 6 to 1

A promising beginning to the weak fizzles out in frustration...
For the week we scored 12 total runs in 5 of the games and 13 in the other.

We had 5 whole hits and made 2 errors (Thanks Snowden!)
Milwaukee had 10 hits and made no errors

9 walks by are pitchers....

Bobby Johnson (L 0-2) went 5.1 innings, allowed 3 runs, 6 hits, 6 walks and struck out 7. 110 pitches. At bat, he hit a double.
LHP Victor Alvarez faced 1 batter, threw a WP to allow a run to score and walked the batter and he scored, too...
RHP Jon Weekley went 1 inning, allowed 2 runs, 3 hits, 2 walks and struck out 1.
RHP Roy Huls faced 1 batters and got them out.
RHP Denny Jennissen went 1 scoreless inning and allowed a hit.

George Wiedemann (W 1-1) went 9 innings (CG), gave us 1 run, 5 hits, 1 home run, 1 walk and struck out 4. At bat, he had a hit.

LF Kim Springer hit a double. 3B Fernando Mexicano hit his 3rd home run of the season.

For Milwaukee, rookie 1B Steve Quakenbush had a hit and 3 walks and an RBI. SS Fernando Medina busted out of his season opening slump with 3 hits and 3 RBI.

Questdog 12-04-2019 01:13 PM

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April 14, 2003

Monday Morning Report

NL Player of the Week - Gerry Hawkins, CF, Chicago (23-L .467/.500/.700) Had 14 hits with 4 2B, 1 HR, 4 SB, 0 CS, 2 BB, 3 SO, 5 R and 7 RBI in 6 G
PCL Player of the Week - Bill Webber, 2B/SS, San Francisco (26-S .423/.444/.769) Had 11 hits with 3 2B, 2 HR, 1 BB, 4 SO, 6 R and 5 RBI in 6 G (2nd career PoW)

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

April 7 - Raul Alvarado (27-L) of Montreal pitched a 4 hit shutout on Opening Day at home versus Toronto. He walked 3 and struck out 11.
April 8 - Bill Foley (27-R) of Seattle pitched a 3 hit shutout at Oakland. He walked 6 and struck out 5. 134 pitches thrown. At bat, he had a hit and an RBI.
April 10 - 2B Tony Shirey (22-R) of Washington had 2 hits with a home run and 5 RBI at home versus Cincinnati. The Nationals won, 9 to 3.
April 10 - LF Don Long (31-R) of Miami had 5 hits, scored a run and had 2 RBI at home versus Baltimore. The Marlins won, 8 to 7, in 14 innings.
April 11 - Glen Hebert (25-R) pitched a 3 hit shutout at home versus Detroit. He walked 3 and struck out 9. At bat, he hit 2 doubles, scored a run and had an RBI.
April 12 - Houston lost SP John Guss (31-R) for the season with a torn labrum. They spent $1.56 million for 9 IP this season... And they will pay him $1.56 million a year through 2007.
April 12 - Greg Ware (26-L) of Oakland pitched a 4 hit shutout at home versus Denver. He walked 4 and struck out 11. The Oaks won, 1 to 0, and only had 5 hits themselves, but 1 was a home run by 3B Jeff Galka (34-R).
April 13 - Sergio Peralta (28-R) of Kansas City pitched a 3 hit shutout at San Diego. He did not walk a batter and struck out 7. 90 pitches thrown. The Royals won, 2 to 0.
April 13 - CF Steve Koenig (27-R) of Detroit had 3 hits with a double and 5 RBI at Brooklyn. The Tigers won, 8 to 1.
April 13 - Jim Cortese (29-R) of Montreal pitched a 5 hit shutout at home versus Atlanta. He walked 1 and struck out 2. The Expos won, 1 to 0, and only had 3 hits themselves, but one was a home run by RF Rick Herrin (25-L).


Questdog 12-04-2019 08:03 PM

Monday, April 14, 2003

We are back home to play Minnesota a 4 game series before heading off on a California road trip. The Twins lost 4 of 4 at home to Sacramento over the weekend. We were 4-4 against them last year and 2-6 in 2001. After a week of games, they are tied for 3rd in scoring in the PCL with 4.83 runs per game (Portland is tied for 7th with 4.17). The San Francisco Seals have hit 13 HR in 6 G. No one else has more than 6. The Twins have 4 and we have 5. Hollywood has not hit any. The Twins are 14th in fewest runs allowed with 5.83 per game (Portland is tied for 6th with 3.50). Their run differential is -6 and ours is +4.

Minnesota Twins (3-3 .500 2 GB tied for 2nd place in the PCL East) at
Portland Beavers (3-3 .500 1 GB tied for 4th place in the PCL West)

MIN: Jeff McKeeman (31-R 18-5 3.18 last year) vs. POR: Steve Muir (28-R 1-0 2.25)

Wish I had a #5 starter that was 18-5.... McKeeman is making his season debut today. He was 1-0 in 2 starts against us last year, going 7 innings in each game.

Muir only gave up 3 hits in 8 IP in his first start, but walked 3 and gave up a home run and 2 runs.

New feature in the lineup! The DEF # after OPS is a subjective estimate of the player's defensive prowess at the position he is playing today. The numbers are supplied by our scouting director, Oscar Cervantes. The rating is a score out of 100. Some exceptional players will get scores higher than 100.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
MINNESOTA
1: 3B Larry Murphy (23-R .250-24-1-4-.792 87) 7 R
2: SS Dick Henry (25-S .364-22-2-6-1.144 89)
3: 2B Dave Macnaughton (30-R .250-20-0-6-.698 80) All-Star
4: CF Marco Manga (23-L .348-23-0-0-.922 64) All-Star
5: C Dave Kiehne (28-R .174-23-0-2-.414 80)
6: RF Larry Kelm (27-R .150-20-0-2-.332 80)
7: 1B Dave Metcalf (27-R .250-16-0-1-.600 97)
8: LF Dick Turner (27-R .200-5-0-0-.400 115)
9: P Jeff McKeeman (31-R Season debut 42)

PORTLAND
1: RF Jerry Suazo (28-L .154-26-0-0-.308 91) 0 BB
2: CF Brian Mitchell (22-L .278-18-0-1-.594 75) 5 SO
3: LF Kim Springer (22-L .167-24-0-2-.375 67) 8 SO
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (26-R .304-23-1-6-.863 70) Silver Slugger/2-time All-Star(MVP)/Gold Glove(01)
5: 3B Fernando Mexicano (22-L .333-24-3-5-1.241 55) Silver Slugger
6: C Rick Mansoor (29-R .000-3-0-0-.400 77) 2 BB
7: SS Dave Risinger (27-R .125-24-0-4-.458 88) 0 BB
8: 2B Juan Rojas (24-S .217-23-0-1-.497 104) 6 SO
9: P Steve Muir (28-R .500-2-0-1-1.500 36) 1 2B/0 SO

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Metropolitan Stadium
Weather: 49 F, Clear Skies, with a 7 MPH wind blowing in from center
Attendance: 12,532

Top of the First:
Larry Murphy grounds a hit to left. Dick Henry grounds out to 2nd and Murphy goes to 2nd. Dave Macnaughton grounds out slowly to short and Murphy goes to 3rd. Marco Mango grounds out to 1st, unassisted!

Bottom of the First:

Jerry Suazo lines out to 2nd. Brian Mitchell grounds out to 2nd. Kim Springer loops a single to center. Glenn Snowden flies out to right.

Top of the Second:
Dave Kiehne lines a hit to right. Larry Kelm triples to the right field corner and Kiehne scores... 1 to 0, Twins. Dave Metcalf lines a hit to center and Kelm scores... 2 to 0, Twins. With 1 out, P Jeff McKeeman bunts Metcalf to 2nd. Larry Murphy lines a hit to right and Metcalf scores... 3 to 0, Twins. Murphy is caught stealing.

Bottom of the Second:
Fernando Mexicano and Rick Mansoor lead off with back to back hits. Dave Risinger grounds into a 6-4-3 double play and Mexicano goes to 3rd... Juan Rojas swings at a 3-2 pitch and triples to right center and Mexicano scores! 3 to 1, Twins. P Steve Muir grounds out to 2nd.

Top of the Fifth:
With 2 outs, Larry Murphy triples down the right field line and Dick Henry lines a hit to left center... 4 to 1, Twins.

Top of the Sixth:
New Pitcher: Rich Larkin (23-R). Marco Manga singles and steals 2nd. But the next two strike out and Dave Metcalf lines out to center!

Bottom of the Sixth:

We get 3 hits and a walk, but no runs...

Bottom of the Seventh:
Dave Risinger draws a walk, his first of the season! Juan Rojas grounds into a force at 2nd, 5-4. PH Oscar Trejo (30-R) is sent up. There is no use saving him to face a left-hander, because the Twins do not have a left-hander on their roster. He walks on 4 pitches. With 2 outs, Brian Mitchell doubles to right and Rojas scores! 4 to 2, Twins. Kim Springer bloops a hit to center and Trejo scores! 4 to 3, Twins. Glenn Snowden grounds out to short...

Top of the Eighth:

New Pitcher: Denny Jennissen (29-R). Larry Ballard (24-L) is in to play left in a double switch. Dick Henry walks... With 2 outs, he steals 2nd. Dave Kiehne doubles to left and Henry scores... 5 to 3, Twins. Larry Kelm walks... Dave Metcalf clears the bases with a triple to center... 7 to 3, Twins. Jennissen really knows how to worm his way into my heart... This is the guy we gave up a player with 35 HR to get.... Dick Turner grounds out to short.

Lost - 7 to 3

We had 12 hits and made no errors
Minnesota had 10 hits and made no errors

We hit into 5 double plays: 4 GDP and 1 LDP

Steve Muir (L 1-1) went 5 innings, allowed 4 runs, 7 hits, no walks and struck out no one.
RHP Rich Larkin went 2 scoreless innings, allowed 1 hit and struck out 3.
RHP Denny Jennissen went 2 innings, allowed 3 runs, 2 hits, 2 walks and struck out 2.

Jeff McKeeman (W 1-0) went 8 innings, gave us 3 runs, 12 hits, 3 walks and struck out no one.

CF Brian Mitchell hit a double and had an RBI. LF Kim Springer had 3 hits and and RBI. 1B Glenn Snowden had 2 hits. 3B Fernando Mexicano had 2 hits and a walk and scored a run. SS Dave Risinger had a hit and a walk. 2B Juan Rojas hit a triple, scored a run and had an RBI. PH Oscar Trejo drew a walk and scored a run.

For Minnesota, 3B Larry Murphy had 3 hits with a triple, scored a run and had an RBI. 1B Dave Metcalf had 2 hits with a triple, scored a run and had 3 RBI.

Questdog 12-04-2019 09:32 PM

Tuesday, April 15, 2003

Minnesota Twins (4-3 .571 2 GB tied for 2nd place in the PCL East) at
Portland Beavers (3-4 .429 2 GB tied for 4th place in the PCL West)

MIN: Carl Jones (29-R 0-1 3.38) vs. POR: Frank Flores (23-R 1-0 7.20)

Jones was 10-12 with a 3.78 ERA last year. He was 1-0 in 2 starts versus the Beavers and pitched well both times.

Flores gave up 7 hits and 4 runs in 5 IP in his season debut, but our offense got him a win.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
MINNESOTA
1: 3B Larry Murphy (23-R .310-29-1-5-.927 87)
2: SS Dick Henry (25-S .346-26-2-7-1.068 89)
3: 2B Dave Macnaughton (30-R .208-24-0-6-.588 80) All-Star
4: CF Marco Manga (23-L .333-27-0-0-.861 64) All-Star
5: LF Phil Brown (29-R .250-24-1-3-.780 67)
6: RF Larry Kelm (27-R .174-23-0-3-.482 80)
7: 1B Dave Metcalf (27-R .300-20-0-4-.775 97)
8: C Darrell Sommerville (25-L 1.000-1-0-0-2.000 73)
9: P Carl Jones (29-R .000-1-0-0-.000 24)

PORTLAND
1: RF Jerry Suazo (28-L .161-31-0-0-.323 91)
2: CF Brian Mitchell (22-L .273-22-0-2-.623 75)
3: LF Kim Springer (22-L .250-28-0-3-.536 67)
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (26-R .333-27-1-6-.881 70) Silver Slugger/2-time All-Star(MVP)/Gold Glove(01)
5: 3B Fernando Mexicano (22-L .370-27-3-5-1.266 55) Silver Slugger
6: C Jim Shippy (32-R .111-18-0-2-.311 61)
7: SS Dave Risinger (27-R .148-27-0-4-.512 88)
8: 2B Juan Rojas (24-S .222-27-0-2-.572 104)
9: P Frank Flores (23-R .000-2-0-1-.000 39)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Metropolitan Stadium
Weather: 51 F, Partly Cloudy, with an 8 MPH wind blowing in from right
Attendance: 13,654

Top of the First:
Larry Murphy lines out to deep center. Dick Henry grounds out to 2nd. Dave Macnaughton flies out to left! 1-2-3!

Bottom of the First:
Jerry Suazo flies out to center. Brian Mitchell grounds out to 2nd, Dave Macnaughton making a great play and robbing Mitchell of a hit. Kim Springer swings at a 3-2- pitch and grounds out to short...

The first time through the order for both teams comes up empty...

Top of the Fourth:
Larry Murphy walks and steals 2nd. With 2 outs (of course, with 2 outs, why do I even mention it?), Marco Manga grounds the first hit of the game to center and Murphy scores... 1 to 0, Twins.

Bottom of the Fourth:

With 1 out, Brian Mitchell gets our first hit and then Kim Springer gets hit by a pitch. Glenn Snowden pops out to 2nd... Fernando Mexicano hits a home run to right!!! 3 to 1, Beavers! That is 4 home runs already for Mexicano in game #8! Snowden better get on the ball or he will be left behind!

Top of the Sixth:
Larry Murphy doubles to right. It looked like a single, but he just hustles it into a double. Dick Henry flies out to deep right and Murphy tags up and moves to 3rd. Dave Macnaughton strikes out, but the ump calls catcher's interference.... Marco Manga beats out an infield hit and Murphy scores... 3 to 2, Beavers. The Bullpen is up. But the next two make outs!

Top of the Seventh:
Dave Metcalf singles and the Bullpen is up again. He gets bunted to 2nd and a wild pitch sends him to 3rd... PH Bobby Salazar (32-L) takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4... Call to the Bullpen: Roy Huls (22-R). Rick Mansoor (29-R) is in to catch in a double switch. Larry Murphy pops out to left and the runners hold. 2 outs. Dick Henry swings at an 0-2 pitch and grounds a hit to center.... Murphy scores. Tie game: 3 to 3. Dave Macnaughton lines a hit to center and Salazar scores.... 4 to 3, Twins. Marco Manga flies out to deep left...

Bottom of the Eighth:

On the Hill: Witt Phillips (36-R), after a perfect 7th. Jerry Suazo draws his first walk of the year in game #8. We signed him primarily on his ability to draw a walk... Brian Mitchell lays down a bunt, but P Phillips throws the ball away for a 2 base error! They make a pitching change. New Pitcher: Randy Bergman (36-R), who was their closer last year. 36 SV and a 3.20 ERA in 2002. Kim Springer swings at a 3-2 pitch and misses.... Is it too much to ask to score a runner from 3rd with no outs? Glenn Snowden fouls out to 3rd.... Yes, it is too much to ask... They do NOT walk Fernando Mexicano and he grounds out to 2nd.... Why do I like this game, again?

Bottom of the Ninth:
New Pitcher: Joe Sarette (30-R), their new (old) closer. He was their closer in 2001 with 30 SV and a 2.67 ERA, but lost the job to Bergman last year. Now, he has it back. PH Oscar Trejo (30-R) grounds out to short. I guess it is too much to hope for that he will get a hit or a walk EVERY time.... PH Carlos Lopez (28-L) strikes out on 3 pitches... Juan Rojas flies out to left....

Lost - 4 to 3

After winning 3 in a row, we have now lost 4 in a row...
3 or fewer runs scored in all the losses...
We scored 13 runs in our last win and 8 total in the 4 losses since...

We had 5 whole hits and made 2 errors
Minnesota had 7 hits and made 1 error

Frank Flores (L 1-1) went 6.1 innings, allowed 4 runs, 5 hits, 2 walks and struck out 5. He threw a WP. 108 pitches.
RHP Roy Huls (BS 1) went 2.2 scoreless innings, allowed 2 hits and struck out 2. Tough not to blow a save with a runner already on 3rd with only 1 out.

Carl Jones (W 1-1) went 6 innings, gave us 3 runs, 4 hits, 1 home run, 1 walk, 1 HBP and struck out 1.
RHP Joe Sarette (SV 1) pitched a perfect 9th with 1 strike out.

3B Fernando Mexicano hit a double and his 4th home run of the season and had 3 RBI. 2B Juan Rojas had 2 hits.

Questdog 12-04-2019 10:32 PM

Wednesday, April 16, 2003

Minnesota Twins (5-3 .625 2 GB tied for 2nd place in the PCL East) at
Portland Beavers (3-5 .375 3 GB tied for 5th place in the PCL West)

MIN: Santos Matamoros (24-R 0-0 6.75) Rookie vs. POR: Rondey Moe (27-R 1-0 2.57)

Matamoros was drafted in the 1st round of this year B Leagues Draft (26th overall). This will be his 2nd career start. He gave up 5 runs in 6 IP to Sacramento in his first, but the Twins won.

Moe gave up 2 runs and 4 hits in 7 IP in his 1st start, but walked 4.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
MINNESOTA
1: 3B Larry Murphy (23-R .303-33-1-5-.924 87)
2: SS Dick Henry (25-S .323-31-2-8-.963 89)
3: 2B Dave Macnaughton (30-R .222-27-0-7-.596 80) All-Star
4: CF Marco Manga (23-L .355-31-0-2-.878 64) All-Star
5: C Dave Kiehne (28-R .214-28-0-3-.517 80)
6: LF Phil Brown (29-R .214-28-1-3-.670 67)
7: RF Larry Kelm (27-R .148-27-0-3-.422 80)
8: 1B Dave Metcalf (27-R .292-24-0-4-.732 97)
9: P Santos Matamoros (24-R 1.000-2-0-2-2.500 56) Rookie

PORTLAND
1: RF Jerry Suazo (28-L .147-34-0-0-.318 91)
2: CF Brian Mitchell (22-L .280-25-0-2-.628 75)
3: LF Kim Springer (22-L .226-31-0-3-.508 67)
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (26-R .300-30-1-6-.816 70) Silver Slugger/2-time All-Star(MVP)/Gold Glove(01)
5: 3B Fernando Mexicano (22-L .387-31-4-8-1.360 55) Silver Slugger
6: C Jim Shippy (32-R .095-21-0-2-.269 61)
7: SS Dave Risinger (27-R .133-30-0-4-.461 88)
8: 2B Juan Rojas (24-S .258-31-0-2-.626 104)
9: P Rondey Moe (27-L .000-3-0-0-.000 1)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Metropolitan Stadium
Weather: 53 F, Partly Cloudy, with a 7 MPH wind blowing out to left
Attendance: 10,908

Top of the First:
Larry Murphy pops out to short. Dick Henry swings at the first pitch and pops out to short. Dave Macnaughton flies out to left! 1-2-3!

Bottom of the First:
Jerry Suazo swings at the first pitch and grounds out to 1st, 3-1. Brian Mitchell grounds out to the pitcher. Kim Springer swings at the first pitch and lines out to the pitcher....

Bottom of the Second:
Glenn Snowden leads off with a walk. Fernando Mexicano grounds one to short, but Dick Henry boots it! Jim Shippy doubles to left center and Snowden scores! 1 to 0, Beavers! Dave Risinger swings at the first pitch and doubles to left center and both runners score!! 3 to 0, Beavers! With 1 out, P Rondey Moe lines a hit to right and Risinger scores and Moe ends up on 2nd! 4 to 0, Beavers! The next two make outs.

Bottom of the Fourth:
Dave Risinger leads off with a walk. With 1 out, P Rondey Moe bunts him to 2nd. With 2 outs, Jerry Suazo lines a hit to center and Risinger scores! 5 to 0, Beavers! That does it for P Santos Matamoros. New Pitcher: Luis Veloz (35-R). Brian Mitchell swings at a 3-2 pitch and lines a hit to left and Suazo makes it to 3rd. Kim Springer swings at a 3-2 pitch and lines a hit to center and Suazo scores and Mitchell goes to 3rd! 6 to 0, Beavers! Glenn Snowden grounds out to short...

Top of the Fifth:
With 2 outs, Larry Kelm gets the Twins' first hit of the game, a home run to right... 6 to 1, Beavers.

Bottom of the Eighth:
New Pitcher: Gustavo Rosas (23-R), the third rookie pitcher of the day for the Twins. With 1 out, P Rondey Moe grounds his third hit of the day to right. Jerry Suazo hits a home run to right!! 8 to 1, Beavers!

Won - 8 to 1

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

A 1 hitter!
First Complete Game of the season!

Rondey Moe (W 2-0) went 9 innings (CG), allowed 1 run, 1 hit, a home run, 4 walks and struck out 4. At bat, he was 3 for 3 with a SH, scored a run and had an RBI.

Santos Matamoros (L 0-1) went 3.2 innings, gave us 6 runs (5 earned), 5 hits, 2 walks and struck out 3.

RF Jerry Suazo had 2 hits with his 1st home run as a Beaver, scored 2 runs and had 3 RBI. C Jim Shippy had 2 hits with a double, stole a base, scored a run and had an RBI. SS Dave Risinger hit a double, drew 2 walks, scored 2 runs and had 2 RBI.

Around the League: Facing three rookie pitchers today got me to wondering how many rookie pitchers there are this year. The answer is a lot. Already, 98 rookie pitchers have thrown a pitch in the Majors this year. That is an average of more than 3 per team! The Major League takeover of the B and C Leagues has brought a lot of talent under MLB control. Maybe we should have spread it out a bit and only taken over the B Leagues this year, but what is done is done.

Questdog 12-05-2019 12:27 AM

Thursday, April 17, 2003

Minnesota Twins (5-4 .556 2 GB tied for 3rd place in the PCL East) at
Portland Beavers (4-5 .444 3 GB tied for 5th place in the PCL West)

MIN: Paul Jasper (31-R 1-0 4.97) vs. POR: Bill Woodward (22-R 0-0 1.29) Rookie

Jasper is their #1 starter. We only faced him once last year and scored 5 runs in 6.1 IP, but he had a no decision.

Woodward got the job done in his Major League debut with 1 run allowed in 7 IP, but was hit pretty hard. He allowed 7 hits and 2 walks and only struck out 1.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
MINNESOTA
1: 3B Larry Murphy (23-R .270-37-1-5-.828 87)
2: SS Dick Henry (25-S .286-35-2-8-.856 89)
3: 2B Dave Macnaughton (30-R .194-31-0-7-.523 80) All-Star
4: CF Marco Manga (23-L .314-35-0-2-.780 64) All-Star
5: C Dave Kiehne (28-R .207-29-0-3-.544 80)
6: LF Phil Brown (29-R .194-31-1-3-.606 67)
7: 1B Larry Kelm (27-R .167-30-1-4-.545 91)
8: RF Dick Turner (27-R .111-9-0-0-.222 110)
9: P Paul Jasper (31-S .000-4-0-0-.000 1)

PORTLAND
1: RF Jerry Suazo (28-L .179-39-1-3-.456 91)
2: CF Brian Mitchell (22-L .267-30-0-2-.590 75)
3: LF Kim Springer (22-L .222-36-0-4-.493 67)
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (26-R .273-33-1-6-.762 70) Silver Slugger/2-time All-Star(MVP)/Gold Glove(01)
5: 3B Fernando Mexicano (22-L .371-35-4-8-1.264 55) Silver Slugger
6: C Jim Shippy (32-R .160-25-0-3-.422 61)
7: SS Dave Risinger (27-R .156-32-0-6-.572 88)
8: 2B Juan Rojas (24-S .229-35-0-2-.556 104)
9: P Bill Woodward (22-R .000-2-0-0-.000 45) Rookie

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Metropolitan Stadium
Weather: 56 F, Clear Skies, with a 7 MPH wind blowing in from center
Attendance: 12,709

Top of the First:
Larry Murphy swings at the first pitch and lines a hit to center. Against Woodward that will mean an automatic steal because he does not hold runners well... Yep, there goes Murphy and C Jim Shippy does not even make a throw. Dick Henry swings at a 3-2 pitch and flies out to left. Murphy steals 3rd. Dave Macnaughton fouls out to 3rd. 2 outs and a runner on 3rd, so that means a hit is coming... But you cannot get a hit if you do not swing the bat and Marco Mango strikes out looking!

Bottom of the First:
Jerry Suazo swings at the first pitch and grounds out to 2nd. Brian Mitchell grounds out to short. Kim Springer grounds out to short...

Top of the Second:

Dave Kiehne leads off with a home run to left center... 1 to 0, Twins. With 1 out, Larry Kelm takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. Dick Turner walks. P Paul Jasper bunts the runners up. 2 outs. Larry Murphy walks on 4 pitches to load them up. Dick Henry clears the bases with a double to left.... 4 to 0, Twins. The Bullpen is up. Dave Macnaughton flies out to deep center.

Top of the Third:
With 2 outs, Phil Brown walks on 4 pitches... Larry Kelm triples to center... 5 to 0, Twins. Dick Turner lines a hit to left and Kelm scores. 6 to 0, Twins.

Bottom of the Third:

Dave Risinger becomes our first base runner when he grounds a hit to left. With 1 out, PH Carlos Lopez (28-L) doubles down the right field line and Risinger scores from 1st! 6 to 1, Twins. Jerry Suazo grounds a hit to center. Brian Mitchell fouls out to the catcher with a runner on 3rd and less than 2 outs... Kim Springer swings at the first pitch and flies out to left.

Lost - 7 to 1

We had 4 whole hits and made no errors
Minnesota had 8 hits and made no errors

Bill Woodward (L 0-1) went 3 innings, allowed 6 runs, 5 hits, 1 home run, 4 walks and struck out 2. Pretty ugly...
RHP Jon Weekley pitched 2 perfect innings and struck out 1.
RHP Rich Larkin went 2 innings, allowed 1 run, 3 hits, and struck out 3.
RHP Denny Jennissen went 2 scoreless innings, hit a batter and struck out 3.

Paul Jasper (W 2-0) went 9 innings (CG), gave us 1 run, 4 hits, no walks and struck out 1. 88 pitches.

We only had 4 hits and no walks... PH Carlos Lopez is the only one worthy of mention. He hit a double and had our RBI.

For Minnesota, SS Dick Henry had 2 hits with a double, scored a run and had 3 RBI.

Questdog 12-05-2019 12:53 PM

Friday, April 18, 2003

We start our California road trip with 3 games in San Diego over the weekend. They just won 3 of 4 in San Antonio. We were 10-4 against them last season and 3-11 in 2001. No CF Dave Bafaro this time because he is out for the season. No LF Brian Mosca or 2-time Gold Glove SS Del Hall either in this series. The Padres are tied for 14th in scoring in the PCL with 3.00 runs per game (Portland is tied for 8th with 4.00). How they are scoring 3 runs a game is a mystery because they are only hitting .198 as a team with a .531 OPS. They are 3rd in fewest runs allowed with 3.10 per game (Portland is 7th with 4.00). They have walked the fewest batters in the League (20). We have walked 39, tied for 3rd most. Their run differential is -1 and ours is 0.

Portland Beavers (4-6 .400 4 GB tied for 5th place in the PCL West) at
San Diego Padres (5-5 .500 3 GB in 4th place in the PCL West)

POR: Bobby Johnson (23-R 0-2 5.23) vs. SD: Mike Bennett (32-L 0-1 1.76)

Johnson, after walking 2.1 batter per 9 innings in the first two years of his career, has walked 10 in 10.1 IP this season... He needs to get his control under control....

Bennett was signed as a free agent this winter. For San Francisco, he went 19-6 with a 3.00 ERA last year. He has made two good starts for the Padres this season, but their offense has only scored 3 totals runs for him. He has pitched for the division winner in each of the 1st two seasons. He was with Los Angeles in 2001. He was 1-1 in 4 starts against us last season with the Seals, but only pitched 1 good game.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
PORTLAND
1: CF Jack Hinckley (27-R .273-11-0-0-.697 77)
2: 2B Juan Rojas (24-S .211-38-0-2-.513 104) 9 SO
3: 3B Fernando Mexicano (22-L .342-38-4-8-1.168 55) Silver Slugger 4 2B
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (26-R .278-36-1-6-.755 70) Silver Slugger/2-time All-Star(MVP)/Gold Glove(01)
5: C Jim Shippy (32-R .143-28-0-3-.379 61)
6: LF Kim Springer (22-L .200-40-0-4-.445 67) 11 SO
7: SS Dave Risinger (27-R .171-35-0-6-.580 88) 2 2B/2 3B
8: RF Jerry Suazo (28-L .186-43-1-3-.460 91)
9: P Bobby Johnson (23-R .333-3-0-0-1.000 1)

SAN DIEGO
1: CF Dick Berube (21-R .308-39-0-0-.742 77) Rookie Bruised hand 5 SB
2: 3B Norman Darcy (26-L .152-33-0-2-.425 97)
3: 2B Buddy Potts (28-R .256-39-0-4-.685 63) Gold Glove(1B) 3 SB
4: 1B Bill Lunsford (21-L .172-29-0-2-.536 82) Rookie 4 2B
5: RF Danny Holmes (26-L .103-39-0-2-.225 83) 0 XBH
6: LF Pete Reid (28-L .111-9-0-1-.311 62) 4 SO
7: SS Milt White (28-R .120-25-1-5-.473 93) 7 SO
8: C Barry Solomon (24-L .120-25-0-0-.305 59) Rookie 0 XBH
9: P Mike Bennett (32-L .250-4-0-0-.750 1)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Jack Murphy Stadium
Weather: 66 F, Partly Cloudy, with an 8 MPH wind blowing out to center
Attendance: 21,171

Top of the First:
Jack Hinckley doubles to right center! Juan Rojas grounds out to 3rd. P Mike Bennett balks to put a runner on 3rd with less than 2 outs... Fernando Mexicano swings at the first pitch and lines a hit to center and Hinckley scores! 1 to 0, Beavers! Mexicano gets thrown out stealing... Glenn Snowden takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. Jim Shippy pops out to right.

Bottom of the First:
Dick Berube swings at a 3-2 pitch (thank you) and pops out to left. Norman Darcy swings at the first pitch (thank you) and pops out to left. Buddy Potts swings at a 3-2 pitch (thank you) and lines a hit to left (no thank you). He steals 2nd. Bill Lunsford pops out to left! A pair of 3-2 counts, but no walks!

Top of the Second:
Kim Springer grounds an 0-2 pitch to right for a hit. Dave Risinger doubles to left center! Jerry Suazo takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4 to load the bases up with no outs! P Bobby Johnson swings at the first pitch and lines out hard to deep right and Springer tags up and scores and Risinger goes to 3rd! 2 to 0, Beavers! Jack Hinckley swings at the first pitch and grounds a hit to center and Risinger scores! 3 to 0, Beavers! Juan Rojas clears the bases with a double down the right field line!! 5 to 0, Beavers! Fernando Mexicano inexplicably watches 3 straight strikes go by... 2 outs. Glenn Snowden grounds a hit to right. That does it for P Mike Bennett. New Pitcher: Ray Moore (21-R), a rookie making his Major League debut. Jim Shippy pops out to 1st.

Bottom of the Sixth:
With 1 out, Dick Berube walks on 4 pitches... With 2 outs, a passed ball sends him to 2nd. Buddy Potts grounds the Padres' second hit of the game to left. Bill Lunsford grounds the third to left and Berube scores... 5 to 1, Beavers.

Bottom of the Eighth:
PH Salvador Oceguera (36-R), who won the 2001 NL Batting Title (.357) with Philadelphia, but was signed to a minor league contract this winter by the Padres, doubles to right. The Bullpen is up. With 2 outs, Buddy Potts doubles off the center field wall and Oceguera scores. 5 to 2, Beavers. Call to the Bullpen: Victor Alvarez (29-L). Bill Lunsford grounds out to 2nd.

Won - 5 to 2

We had 11 hits and made no errors
San Diego had 5 hits and made no errors

Bobby Johnson (W 1-2) went 7.2 innings, allowed 2 runs, 5 hits, 2 walks and struck out 3. Now, that looks more like a Bobby Johnson game. At bat, he hit a SF.
LHP Victor Alvarez (SV 1) went 1.1 scoreless innings and walked 1.

Mike Bennett (L 0-2) went 1.2 innings, gave us 5 runs, 7 hits, 2 walks and struck out 1. He balked.

CF Jack Hinckley had 2 hits with a double, scored 2 runs and had an RBI. 2B Juan Rojas had 2 hits with a double and 2 RBI. 3B Fernando Mexicano had a hit and a walk and an RBI. 1B Glenn Snowden had a hit and a walk. LF Kim Springer had 2 hits and scored a run. SS Dave Risinger hit a double and scored a run. RF/LF Jerry Suazo had a hit and a walk and scored a run.

For San Diego, 2B Buddy Potts had 3 of their 5 hits with a double, stole a base and had an RBI.

Questdog 12-05-2019 03:03 PM

Saturday, April 19, 2003

Portland Beavers (5-6 .455 4 GB tied for 4th place in the PCL West) at
San Diego Padres (5-6 .455 4 GB tied for 4th place in the PCL West)

POR: Steve Muir (28-R 1-1 4.15) Gold Glove(01) vs. SD: Pablo Venegas (23-R 1-0 2.08) Rookie

After a great first start of the season, Muir was hit hard in his last outing with 4 runs and 7 hits in 5 IP.

Venegas is a rookie making his 2nd career start. He went 8.2 innings in his first and only allowed 2 runs at San Antonio.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
PORTLAND
1: RF Jerry Suazo (28-L .196-46-1-3-.490 91)
2: CF Brian Mitchell (22-L .235-34-0-2-.522)
3: LF Kim Springer (22-L .227-44-0-4-.494 67)
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (26-R .275-40-1-6-.745 70) Silver Slugger/2-time All-Star(MVP)/Gold Glove(01)
5: 3B Fernando Mexicano (22-L .333-42-4-9-1.119 55) Silver Slugger
6: C Jim Shippy (32-R .156-32-0-3-.393 61)
7: 2B A.J. Lee (23-R .000-1-0-0-.000 95)
8: SS Juan Rojas (24-S .233-43-0-4-.569 89)
9: P Steve Muir (28-R .333-3-0-1-1.000 36) Gold Glove(01)

SAN DIEGO
1: CF Dick Berube (21-R .286-42-0-0-.705 77) Rookie Bruised hand
2: 3B Norman Darcy (26-L .135-37-0-2-.382 97)
3: 1B Bill Lunsford (21-L .182-33-0-3-.532 82) Rookie
4: LF Pete Reid (28-L .077-13-0-1-.220 62)
5: RF Danny Holmes (26-L .093-43-0-2-.204 83)
6: 2B Jim Tepper (25-R .250-8-0-0-.650 72)
7: SS Milt White (28-R .107-28-1-5-.450 93)
8: C Rick Tyson (28-L .200-5-0-2-.400 47)
9: P Pablo Venegas (23-L .000-2-0-0-.000 1) Rookie

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Jack Murphy Stadium
Weather: 78 F, Clear Skies, with a 14 MPH wind blowing out to center
Attendance: 22,075

Top of the First:
Jerry Suazo grounds out to short. Brian Mitchell grounds out to 2nd. Kim Springer walks on 4 pitches. Glenn Snowden doubles to center and Springer scores from 1st! 1 to 0, Beavers! Fernando Mexicano lines a hit to right and Snowden scores! 2 to 0, Beavers! Jim Shippy lines a hit to right. A.J. Lee swings at a 3-2 pitch and lines out to deep left.

Bottom of the First:

Dick Berube grounds out to 3rd. Norman Darcy lines a hit to right. Bill Lunsford grounds into a force at 2nd, 1-6. Pete Reid lines one to left and Kim Springer makes a diving catch!

Bottom of the Second:
With 1 out, Jim Tepper doubles to center. Milt White gets hit by a pitch. Rick Tyson grounds a hit to right and Tepper scores. 2 to 1, Beavers. P Pablo Venegas bunts the runners up. 2 outs. Dick Berube fouls out to 1st!

Bottom of the Third:

With 1 out, Bill Lunsford grounds a hit to right. He steals 2nd. With 2 outs, Danny Holmes grounds a hit up the middle and Lunsford scores... Tie Game: 2 to 2.

Top of the Fourth:
A.J. Lee leads off with a home run to left! 3 to 2, Beavers!

Bottom of the Fifth:
Dick Berube and Norman Darcy lead off with back to back hits and runners are at the corners with no outs. The Bullpen is up. Bill Lunsford fouls out to the catcher. Pete Reid grounds into a 4-6-3 double play!!

Bottom of the Ninth:

New Pitcher: Roy Huls (22-R). The Padres go down 1-2-3 and THIS Ball Game Belongs to the Beavers!

Won - 3 to 2

We had 7 hits and made no errors
San Diego had 8 hits and made 1 error

Steve Muir (W 2-1) went 8 innings, allowed 2 runs, 8 hits, 1 walk, 1 HBP and struck out 1.
RHP Roy Huls (SV 3) pitched a perfect 9th with 1 strikeout.

Pablo Venegas (L 1-1) went 7 innings, gave us 3 runs, 6 hits, 1 home run, 3 walks and struck out 4.

CF Brian Mitchell had a hit and a walk. LF Kim Springer hit a double and drew a walk and scored a run. 1B Glenn Snowden hit a double, scored a run and had an RBI. 3B Fernando Mexicano had 2 hits and a walk and had an RBI. 2B A.J. Lee hit his 1st home run as a Beaver. He only hit 2 in 372 AB for Baltimore last season. PH Carlos Lopez drew a walk and stole a base.

Questdog 12-05-2019 05:13 PM

Sunday, April 20, 2003

Today is P Bobby Johnson's 24th birthday!

Portland Beavers (6-6 .500 3 GB tied for 3rd place in the PCL West) at
San Diego Padres (5-7 .417 4 GB in 6th place in the PCL West)

POR: Frank Flores (23-R 1-1 6.35) vs. SD: Bobby Wolfe (26-R 2-0 2.51)

Flores has allowed 4 runs in each of his 1st 2 starts.

Wolfe had a great 1st start, but gave up 5 runs (3 earned) in is last outing in 6.2 IP, but got lucky that that was one of the few games that the Padres had scored some runs. He was 0-3 against the Beavers last season, but did not have a really bad start.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
PORTLAND
1: CF Larry Ballard (35-L .000-7-0-0-.000 73)
2: RF Brian Mitchell (22-L .237-38-0-2-.538 102)
3: LF Kim Springer (22-L .234-47-0-4-.542 67)
4: 3B Fernando Mexicano (22-L .356-45-4-10-1.142 55) Silver Slugger
5: 1B Oscar Trejo (30-R .500-4-1-1-1.850 68)
6: C Rick Mansoor (29-R .111-9-0-0-.384 77)
7: SS Dave Risinger (27-R .179-39-0-6-.597 88)
8: 2B A.J. Lee (23-R .200-5-1-1-1.000 95)
9: P Frank Flores (23-R .000-4-0-1-.000 39)

SAN DIEGO
1: CF Dick Berube (21-R .304-46-0-0-.730 77) Rookie Bruised hand
2: 3B Norman Darcy (26-L .175-40-0-2-.467 97)
3: 2B Buddy Potts (28-R .295-44-0-5-.763 63) Gold Glove(1B)
4: 1B Bill Lunsford (21-L .189-37-0-3-.528 82) Rookie
5: RF Danny Holmes (26-L .106-47-0-3-.229 83)
6: LF Pete Reid (28-L .059-17-0-1-.170 62)
7: C Barry Solomon (24-L .103-29-0-0-.291 59) Rookie
8: SS Denny Peters (26-S .118-17-0-2-.368 86)
9: P Bobby Wolfe (26-R .500-4-0-0-1.000 1)

Game Start: 1:05 PM
Ballpark: Jack Murphy Stadium
Weather: 68 F, Clear Skies, with a 7 MPH wind blowing out to center
Attendance: 18,835

Top of the First:
Larry Ballard pops out to left. Brian Mitchell strikes out looking... Kim Springer grounds out to 3rd...

Bottom of the First:

Dick Berube grounds out to 2nd. Norman Darcy flies out to deep left. Buddy Potts flies out to center! 1-2-3!

Top of the Second:
With 2 outs, Rick Mansoor grounds a hit up the middle. Dave Risinger takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. A.J. Lee grounds a 3-2 pitch to right for a hit and Mansoor scores and Risinger goes to 3rd! 1 to 0, Beavers! P Frank Flores grounds a hit to center and Risinger scores and Lee goes to 3rd! 2 to 0, Beavers! Larry Ballard grounds out to 1st, 3-1.

Bottom of the Second:
The Padres go down order!

Top of the Third:
Brian Mitchell leads off with a walk and Kim Springer gets beaned. After the Big Guns of Mexicano and Trejo make outs, Rick Mansoor grounds a hit to right and Mitchell scores! 3 to 0, Beavers!

Bottom of the Third:
The Padres go down order! 9 in a row set down by P Frank Flores!

Top of the Fourth:
A.J. Lee leads off with a walk. P Frank Flores lays down a bunt and P Bobby Wolfe fields it and goes for the force at 2nd, but throws the ball into center and everyone is safe! Larry Ballard, the last Beaver hitter still looking for his first hit of 2003, grounds into a force at 2nd, 3-6, and Lee goes to 3rd. Ballard is now 0 for 10. He takes off for 2nd and they have a pitchout on, but he is safe anyway! A wild pitch scores Lee! 4 to 0, Beavers! Brian Mitchell draws a walk. Kim Springer flies out to center and Ballard scores without a throw! 5 to 0, Beavers! That is the first SF of the season for a non-pitcher! That also is the end of P Bobby Wolfe for today. New Pitcher: Ken Baltz (27-R), making his season debut. He had a 2.19 ERA in 53.1 IP in 2001, but a 5.74 ERA in 47 IP last season. Fernando Mexicano lines out to right.

Bottom of the Fourth:

With 1 out, Norman Darcy takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4 and becomes the first base runner of the game for the Padres. But the next two ground out!

Top of the Fifth:
Oscar Trejo grounds a hit to left. Rick Mansoor doubles to center and Trejo scores from 1st and Mansoor ends up on 3rd! 6 to 0, Beavers! Dave Risinger, with a runner on 3rd and less than 2 outs, makes contact! He grounds out to 3rd and Mansoor scores! 7 to 0, Beavers!

Bottom of the Fifth:
The Padres go down order!

Top of the Sixth:
Larry Ballard leads off with a walk and goes to 2nd on a ground out. Kim Springer reaches on an error by 3B Norman Darcy. Fernando Mexicano grounds out to 1st, unassisted, and Ballard scores. 8 to 0, Beavers.

Bottom of the Sixth:

The Padres go down order!

Top of the Seventh:
Rick Mansoor beats out an infield hit, his 4th hit of the game! Dave Risinger draws a full count walk. A.J. Lee doubles to left center and Mansoor scores! 9 to 0, Beavers! We have scored in every inning, except the 1st! P Frank Flores grounds out to 2nd and Risinger scores and Lee goes to 3rd. 10 to 0, Beavers! Larry Ballard grounds out to 2nd and Lee scores. 11 to 0, Beavers!

Bottom of the Seventh:
The Padres go down order!

Top of the Eighth:

We load the bases up with 2 outs, but do not score...

Bottom of the Eighth:
The Padres go down order!

Top of the Ninth:
Larry Ballard leads off with a walk. They make a pitching change. New Pitcher: Ray Moore (21-R), a rookie who pitched 4.1 shutout innings in his Major League debut against us on Friday. Brian Mitchell beats out an infield hit. With 1 out, Fernando Mexicano doubles down the right field line and Ballard scores. 12 to 0, Beavers. Oscar Trejo strikes out. 2 outs. Rick Mansoor grounds his 5th hit of the day to left and Mitchell scores! 13 to 0, Beavers! Dave Risinger takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4 to load the bases up. A.J. Lee strikes out on 3 pitches.

Bottom of the Ninth:
P Frank Flores at 90 pitches. 3 outs to History... Denny Peters strikes out, only the second K of the day for P Flores. PH Salvador Oceguera (36-R), the 2001 NL Batting Champ.... He can still hit; he just cannot play D anymore. He swings at the first pitch and grounds out to short!! PH Milt White (28-R), batting .100 in 30 AB on the year, swings at an 0-1 pitch and grounds one to short.... Dave Risinger flags it down and fires to 1st and P Flores has a NO-HITTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Won - 13 to 0

No-na-No-na-No-na-No-na-No-No!!
And a sweep!

We had 12 hits and made no errors
San Diego had no hits and made 2 errors

Frank Flores (W 2-1) went 9 shutout innings (CG), allowed 0 hits, 1 walk and struck out 2. 98 pitches. At bat, he had a hit and 2 RBI.

Bobby Wolfe (L 2-1) went 3.2 innings, gave us 5 runs (4 earned), 4 hits, 4 walks, 1 HBP and struck out 1.

CF Larry Ballard went 0 for 4, but walked twice, stole a base, scored 3 runs and had an RBI. RF Brian Mitchell had 2 hits and 2 walks and scored 2 runs, 3B Fernando Mexicano hit a double and had 2 RBI. C Rick Mansoor went 5 for 5 with a double and a walk, scored 3 runs and had 3 RBI. He is the 2nd Beaver to have a 5 hit game: Snowden did in July of last year. Mansoor will get some starts! SS Dave Risinger did not have a hit, but walked 4 times, tying the all-time PCL record (!!), scored 2 runs and had an RBI. 2B A.J. Lee had 2 hits with a double and 2 walks, scored 2 runs and had 2 RBI.

Flores' No-No is the 1st in the PCL in the 21st century! The NL has had 4. His 2 K's are fewest for a no-hitter yet.

Editor's Note: OOTP picked C Rick Mansoor as the player of the game.... Also, for those of you wondering at my gall in trying to jinx Frank Flores from making the no-hitter, I definitely did NOT try to jinx him. Though I normally write everything as we go along in a game, I went back after the fact this time and filled in some of the blanks.... Even though I am definitely NOT superstitious, I respect jinxes....

Questdog 12-05-2019 07:38 PM

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April 21, 2003

Monday Morning Report

NL Player of the Week - Steve Ward, LF, Toronto (33-R .370/.453/.696) Had 11 hits with 2 2B, 3 HR, 3 BB, 0 SO, 9 R and 6 RBI in 6 G (3rd career PoW)
PCL Player of the Week - Gilberto Lule, RF, Dallas (24-S .327/.403/.600) Had 14 hits with 1 2B, 4 HR, 3 BB, 6 SO, 8 R and 12 RBI in 7 G (2nd career PoW)

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

April 14 - Rookie Eduardo Ortega (23-R) of Kansas City, in his season debut, pitched a 5 hit shutout at Los Angeles. He did not walk a batter and struck out 4. At bat, he had a hit. The Royals won, 4 to 0. He beat Bill Wertz (32-R), the highest paid pitcher in the game.
April 15 - 3B Bill Commisso (25-R) of Pittsburgh went 3 for 3 with 2 home runs and 2 walks, scored 3 runs and had 5 RBI at Boston. The Pirates won, 8 to 5. Commisso now has 5 HR in 8 G. He hit 8 last season in 376 AB.
April 16 - LF Ken Manning (24-R) of Kansas City had 4 hits with a triple, scored 2 runs and had 4 RBI at Los Angeles. The Royals won, 12 to 5. They had 21 hits.
April 17 - Graham Pethel (26-R) of Kansas City pitched a 3 hit shutout at Los Angeles. He walked 3, hit a batter and struck out 7. At bat, he had a hit. The Royals won, 5 to 0.
April 19 - Jimmy Henderson (26-L) of Houston pitched a 3 hit shutout at home versus Salt Lake City. He walked 2 and struck out 4. The Astros won, 7 to 0.
April 19 - CF Dan McKee (25-R) of Seattle went 3 for 3 with a triple and a home run, drew a walk, scored 3 runs and had 3 RBI at home versus San Francisco. The Rainiers won, 11 to 6.
April 19 - LF Albert Sibley (29-L) of Washington had 4 hits with a Grand Slam and scored 2 runs at New York. The Nationals won, 7 to 4.
April 19 - LF Steve Ward (33-R) of Toronto had 4 hits with a double and 2 home runs and 5 RBI at home versus Brooklyn. The Blue Jays won, 8 to 7, on Ward's 1 out, 2 run home run on the bottom of the 9th.
April 20 - 1B Luis Hernandez (34-R) of Seattle, an ex-Beaver, hit 2 home runs with 5 RBI at home versus San Francisco, but the Rainiers lost, 10 to 6.
April 20 - Dave Reeder (27-R) of Los Angeles pitched a 3 hit shutout at Sacramento. He walked 3, hit a batter and struck out 2. At bat, he had a hit and scored a run. The Angels won, 2 to 0.
April 20 - Rookie Pete Elliott (23-R) of Philadelphia pitched a 5 hit shutout at Baltimore. He walked 1 and struck out 3. At bat, he had a hit. The Phillies won, 2 to 0.
April 20 - Dennis James (29-R) of Cleveland pitched a 5 hit shutout at home versus Cincinnati. He walked 1 and struck out 11. 131 pitches thrown. At bat, he drew a walk. The Indians won, 2 to 0.


Questdog 12-05-2019 09:34 PM

Monday, April 21, 2003

We are in San Francisco to play a 2 game set with the defending division champion Seals. They lost 2 of 3 in Seattle over the weekend. We were 5-9 against them in both 2001 and 2002. They lead the PCL in scoring with 6.85 runs per game, more than a full run ahead of 2nd best Dallas (Portland is up to tied for 5th with 4.69). The Seals have hit 23 home runs in 13 games, an unbelievable pace. I could give you 10 guesses to pick who leads the Seals in HR and you would not get it. It is none other than 1B Bobbie Duvall (35-R), a free agent signing from Oakland. Duvall was mostly a bench warmer in Oakland and hit 7 HR in 343 AB for them over 2 seasons. He has 4 already for San Francisco. The Beavers have only hit 8 HR, half of those by Fernando Mexicano. The Seals pitching has not been so good, especially the starting rotation. They are tied for last in fewest runs allowed with 5.62 per game (Portland is up to 3rd with 3.38). The Seals starting rotation has an ERA of 7.07! That is by far the worst in Baseball. The 2nd worst in the PCL is Salt Lake City with a 4.76 ERA. Portland sports a decent 3.59 ERA, thanks to Frank Flores no-hitter. The Seals run differential is +16 and ours is +17.

Portland Beavers (7-6 .538 3 GB tied for 2nd place in the PCL West) at
San Francisco Seals (7-6 .538 3 GB tied for 2nd place in the PCL West)

POR: Rondey Moe (27-R 2-0 1.69) vs. SF: Tony Vargas (29-R 1-0 11.00)

Moe pitched a 1 hitter last time out against the Twins, giving them just a home run.

Only for the Seals could you be 1-0 with an ERA of 11.00! Vargas signed a minor league contract with the Seals in February. He spent the past two seasons in San Diego, pitching decently. We was 14-10 with a 3.72 ERA in 2001 and 11-16 with a 3.74 ERA last year. Seems to me to be someone who deserved more than a minor league contract... He was 0-1 in 2 starts against the Beavers last year and we scored at least 5 runs each time. He has walked 10 batters in 9 innings this season.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
PORTLAND
1: RF Jerry Suazo (28-L .176-51-1-3-.443 91) 2 BB
2: CF Brian Mitchell (22-L .262-42-0-2-.612 75)
3: LF Carlos Lopez (28-L .286-7-0-1-.804 70) 4 SO
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (26-R .273-44-1-7-.746 70) Silver Slugger/2-time All-Star(MVP)/Gold Glove(01) 6 BB/3 SO
5: C Rick Mansoor (29-R .429-14-0-3-1.029 77) 3 BB
6: SS Dave Risinger (27-R .171-41-0-7-.633 88) 3 2B/2 3B/7 BB
7: 3B A.J. Lee (23-R .333-9-1-3-1.232 92) 2 BB
8: 2B Juan Rojas (24-S .213-47-0-4-.521 104) 1 BB/10 SO
9: P Rondey Moe (27-L .500-6-0-1-1.000 1)

SAN FRANCISCO
1: SS George Cowles (29-R .269-52-0-2-.760 61) 5 2B
2: CF Jerry Serrano (29-R .404-47-3-11-1.141 72) Gold Glove(RF) 10 R
3: LF Dave McDowell (32-R .245-49-2-11-.835 83) 2-time MVP/Silver Slugger/2-time All-Star 2 3B
4: 1B Bobbie Duvall (35-R .318-44-4-9-1.026 53) FA from Oakland 9 R
5: 3B Brian Dube (29-R .295-44-2-8-.804 73)
6: RF Mike Sorrel (27-L .222-18-1-4-.722 54) 3 BB
7: 2B Jon Proulx (28-S .111-9-0-0-.311 65) FA from Baltimore
8: C Bruce Jump (34-R .162-37-2-5-.667 50) 10 SO
9: P Tony Vargas (29-R .000-3-0-0-.000 53) FA from San Diego

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Candlestick Park
Weather: 60 F, Partly Cloudy, with a 12 MPH wind blowing in from center
Attendance: 21,719

Top of the First:
Jerry Suazo grounds out to short. Brian Mitchell takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. He steals 2nd. Carlos Lopez swings at a 3-2 pitch and misses... That is 5 SO in 8 AB... We knew he would strike out some, but not that much... Glenn Snowden swings at a 3-2 pitch and grounds out to 1st, unassisted...

Bottom of the First:
George Cowles lines a hit to right and the Seals have already matched the hit total of the Twins in Moe's last start... I have a feeling that will not be their last... Jerry Serrano flies out to center. Dave McDowell lines out to right. Bobbie Duvall swings at the first pitch and pops out to 3rd!

Top of the Second:
Rick Mansoor takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. That's 7 straight times reaching base! With 1 out, A.J. Lee lobs a hit to right and Mansoor beats the throw to 3rd. Lee takes off for 2nd and C Bruce Jump throws the ball away and Mansoor scores! 1 to 0, Beavers! Juan Rojas swings at a 3-2 pitch and grounds a hit to left and Lee scores! 2 to 0, Beavers! P Rondey Moe swings away and lines a hit to center! That's 4 straight hits for him! Jerry Suazo strikes out on 3 pitches.... I am starting to think signing him was not a brilliant move... Brian Mitchell swings at the first pitch and beats out an infield hit and the bases are loaded with 2 outs. Carlos Lopez swings at the first pitch and grounds a hit to center and Rojas scores! 3 to 0, Beavers! Glenn Snowden grounds a hit to left and Moe scores! 4 to 0, Beavers! Rock Mansoor, who started the inning with a walk, grounds a hit to center and 2 runs score!! 6 to 0, Beavers! 8 straight times on base! And there goes P Tony Vargas to the showers. New Pitcher: Arnold Burns (27-R), a rookie who has allowed 4 runs in 3.1 IP. Dave Risinger walks on 4 pitches to load the bases back up. A.J. Lee grounds out to 2nd...

Top of the Third:
With 2 outs, Jerry Suazo sends one to deep left, but Dave McDowell has a bead on it on the warning track, but the ball deflects off the heel of his glove for a 2 base error! Brian Mitchell grounds a hit to right. Carlos Lopez loops a hit to right and Suazo scores! 7 to 0, Beavers! Glenn Snowden takes a 3-2 pitch for strike three... If you recall, he got off to a very slow start last year, hitting .250 for most of the first half... Hopefully he will get going sooner than he did last season....

Bottom of the Fourth:
Dave McDowell and Bobbie Duvall lead off with back to back line drives to center for hits. With 2 outs, John Proulx lines a hit to right and McDowell scores. 7 to 1, Beavers. Bruce Jump takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4 to load the bases up. With a chance to get back into the game with a big pinch hit, the Seals instead elect to let P Arnold Burns bat to save their Bullpen and he strikes out looking on 3 pitches. Pretty lame, I say.... Though they do only have two other fresh arms out there.

Top of the Sixth:
Brian Mitchell gets plunked and Carlos Lopez lines a hit to left. Glenn Snowden clears the bases with a double to right center!! 9 to 1, Beavers! The next three all make outs.

Bottom of the Sixth:
Bobbie Duvall and Brian Dube lead off with back to back hits. With 2 outs, Bruce Jump, that old thorn in our side, doubles off the center field wall and both runners score. 9 to 3, Beavers.

Top of the Seventh:

With 2 outs, Jerry Suazo and Brian Mitchell both hit singles and P Arnold Burns, that poor sacrificial lamb, balks the runners up. Carlos Lopez grounds a hit to center and both runners score. 11 to 3, Beavers! Back to back double digit outbursts!

Top of the Eighth:

Rick Mansoor grounds a hit to left and Dave McDowell makes his second error of the day trying to corral the ball and Mansoor is on 2nd. First two errors of the season for McDowell. This is his first game in left this season. He played there almost exclusively the last two years, but he has a cannon for an arm and I always wondered why they did not put him in right. This year, they finally have. They make a pitching change: New Pitcher: Roy Colburn (30-R) with a 2.45 ERA in 11 IP, but had a 5.06 ERA in 90.2 IP last year. Dave Risinger bounces one back to the mound, but P Colburn makes a bad throw to 1st for an error! That is the 4th error of the game for the Seals. Risinger gets picked off... A.J. Lee grounds another one back to the mound and P Colburn makes the play this time and Mansoor holds at 3rd. 2 outs. Juan Rojas strikes out.... A lot of writing for an inning that we did not score...

Top of the Ninth:
With 1 out, Jerry Suazo singles and Brian Mitchell follows with a double to right. Carlos Lopez grounds out to the pitcher. Glenn Snowden grounds a double over the 3rd base bag and both runners score! 13 to 3, Beavers!

Won - 13 to 3

I got a feeling, a feeling deep inside...oh, yeah!
I got a feeling, a feeling I can't hide...oh, yea-ah! Oh! Yea-ah!
I got a feeling we might be in a pennant race this year!

The only thing that kept us from having a winning season last year was our stinky Bullpen, but we have hopefully upgraded that to where it should be an asset. And with the Seals having their pitching problems, that should open the door for us!

We had 18 hits and made 1 error
San Francisco had 10 hits and made 4 errors

Rondey Moe (W 3-0) went 8 innings, allowed 3 runs, 10 hits, 1 walk (!) and struck out 7. At bat, he had a hit and scored a run.
RHP Rich Larkin went 1 scoreless innings, allowed 1 walk and struck out 2.

Tony Vargas (L 1-1) went 1.2 innings, gave us 6 runs, 7 hits, 2 walks and struck out 2. He now has a 14.34 ERA on the season.

RF Jerry Suazo had 2 hits and scored 3 runs. CF Brian Mitchell had 4 hits with a double and a walk, was hit by a pitch, stole a base and scored 4 runs. LF Carlos Lopez had 4 hits, scored 2 runs and had 4 RBI. 1B Glenn Snowden had 3 hits with 2 doubles and 5 RBI. C Rick Mansoor had 2 hits and a walk, scored a run and had 2 RBI.

Questdog 12-06-2019 12:04 AM

Tuesday, April 22, 2003

Portland Beavers (8-6 .571 2 GB tied for 2nd place in the PCL West) at
San Francisco Seals (7-7 .500 3 GB tied for 4th place in the PCL West)

POR: Bill Woodward (22-R 0-1 6.30) Rookie vs. SF: Jim Dobson (23-R 0-1 5.40) Rookie

After a decent Major League debut, Woodward was rocked for 6 runs in 3 IP last time out. This one could get very ugly...

Dobson is a rookie claimed off waivers from Philadelphia in February. In his Major League debut, he threw 1 pitch and gave up a hit and had to leave the game with an injury. In his last outing, he only gave up 4 hits in 5 IP, but walked 6 and gave up 3 runs.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
PORTLAND
1: RF Jerry Suazo (28-L .193-57-1-3-.466 91)
2: CF Brian Mitchell (22-L .326-46-0-2-.773 75)
3: LF Kim Springer (22-L .216-51-0-5-.509 67)
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (26-R .300-50-1-12-.815 70) Silver Slugger/2-time All-Star(MVP)/Gold Glove(01)
5: 3B Fernando Mexicano (22-L .333-51-4-12-1.070 55) Silver Slugger
6: C Rick Mansoor (29-R .421-19-0-5-.995 77)
7: SS Dave Risinger (27-R .156-45-0-7-.594 88)
8: 2B A.J. Lee (23-R .286-14-1-3-.946 95)
9: P Bill Woodward (22-R .000-2-0-0-.000 45) Rookie

SAN FRANCISCO
1: 2B George Cowles (29-R .263-57-0-2-.730 80)
2: CF Jerry Serrano (29-R .373-51-3-11-1.065 72) Gold Glove(RF)
3: LF Clay Laurence (23-R .340-53-3-11-1.030 91) 2-time Silver Slugger/2-time All-Star/Golf Glove(01-RF)
4: RF Dave McDowell (32-R .259-54-2-11-.831 81) 2-time MVP/Silver Slugger(LF)/2-time All-Star
5: SS Bruce Webber (26-S .333-54-3-12-.936 65) Silver Slugger(2B)
6: 3B Brian Dube (29-R .292-48-2-8-.780 73)
7: 1B Jon Proulx (28-S .154-13-0-1-.368 82)
8: C Bruce Jump (34-R .200-40-2-7-.754 50)
9: P Jim Dobson (23-L ----0-0-0-1.000 51) Rookie

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Candlestick Park
Weather: 62 F, Clear Skies, with an 11 MPH wind blowing in from right
Attendance: 22,544

Top of the First:

Jerry Suazo takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. Brian Mitchell grounds into a force at 2nd, 6-4. He steals 2nd. Kim Springer pops out to right. Glenn Snowden unloads on a 1-1 pitch and hits it 460 ft. to straight away center!! 2 to 0, Beavers! He seems to have come alive as soon as I mentioned that he was off to a slow start! Fernando Mexicano walks on 4 pitches. Rick Mansoor grounds out to 1st, 3-1.

Bottom of the First:
Cross your fingers and toes... George Cowles takes a 3-2 pitch for strike three! Keep 'em crossed! Jerry Serrano flies out to left. Cross them real tight, now! Clay Laurence grounds a hit to center. He steals 2nd. Dave McDowell walks. Bill Webber grounds out to 2nd!!

Bottom of the Second:

Bran Dube and John Proulx lead off with back to back hits and runners are at the corners with no outs. Bruce Jump lines a hit to center and Dube scores. 2 to 1, Beavers. P Jim Dobson strikes out trying to bunt. George Cowles pops out to center. Jerry Serrano lines a hit to center and Proulx scores. Tie Game: 2 to 2. Clay Laurence bloops a hit to center and Jump heads home. Brian Mitchell's throw is cut off by Dave Risinger and he nails Serrano at 3rd! But the run counts. 3 to 2, Seals.

Top of the Fifth:

With 2 outs, Kim Springer doubles to left center. Glenn Snowden and Fernando Mexicano both walk to load the bases up. That is 6 walks issued by P Jim Dobson. Rick Mansoor grounds a hit to right and 2 runs score!! 4 to 3, Beavers! Dave Risinger takes a 3-2 pitch for walk #7 and loads the bases back up. A.J. Lee strikes out for Dobson's 6th K. He is at 107 pitches already.

Top of the Seventh:

New Pitcher: Tom Cruzan (26-R), a rookie with a 9.28 ERA in 10.2 IP. He was another waiver claim in January from Sacramento. Kim Springer triples to right center! Glenn Snowden strikes out looking... They walk Fernando Mexicano intentionally. Rick Mansoor grounds a hit to center and Springer scores and Mexicano goes to 3rd! 5 to 3, Beavers! Mansoor is the Man for Sure!... Lame, you say? Dave Risinger walks to load the bases up with 1 out. A.J. Lee grounds into a force at home, 6-2. 2 outs. PH Oscar Trejo (30-R) takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4 and forces in a run! 6 to 3, Beavers! Jerry Suazo strikes out...

Bottom of the Seventh:
New Pitcher: Jon Weekley (27-R). Bruce Jump jumps on a cutter and doubles to right. With 1 out, he goes to 3rd on a ground out. Jerry Serrano plops one down in front of the plate, but C Rick Mansoor fumbles with it until Jump scores... E-2. 6 to 4, Beavers. Clay Laurence plops another one in front of the plate, but Mansoor makes the play this time!

Top of the Ninth:
On the Hill: Doug Kimball (25-R), yet another rookie pitcher, but he is one that has not allowed a run yet in 10 innings, including the 8th inning of this game. Dave Risinger draws a walk and A.J. Lee bunts him to 2nd. A wild pitch sends him to 3rd. PH Carlos Lopez (28-L) works the count to 3-0, but then strikes out anyway.... 2 outs. Jerry Suazo grounds out to the pitcher...

Bottom of the Ninth:
New Pitcher: Roy Huls (22-R). Juan Rojas (24-S) is in to play 2nd and A.J. Lee moves to 3rd. 7-8-9 up for the Seals. After two strikeouts, PH Jim Robbins (28-R), who is 3 for 6 with a double on the season, doubles to center. George Cowles strikes out looking and THIS Ball Game Belongs to the Beavers!

Won - 6 to 4

Mini-sweep!

We had 8 hits and made 1 error
San Francisco had 8 hits and made no errors

We drew 12 walks!

Bill Woodward (W 1-1), with his 1st Major League win, went 6 innings, allowed 3 runs, 6 hits, 2 walks and struck out 4. Nice start against the Mighty Seals!
RHP Jon Weekley (H 1) went 2 innings, allowed 1 unearned run, 1 hit, 1 walk and struck out 2.
Roy Huls (SV 4) pitched a scoreless 9th, allowed 1 hit and struck out 3.

Jim Dobson (L 0-2) went 6 innings, gave us 4 runs, 5 hits, 1 home run, 7 walks and struck out 6.

Jerry Suazo went 0 for 4, but drew 2 walks. LF Kim Springer hit a double and a triple and scored 2 runs. 1B Glenn Snowden had 2 hits with his 2nd home run of the year, drew 2 walks, scored 2 runs and 2 RBI. 3B Fernando Mexicano did not have a hit, but walked 4 times (1 INT). C Rick Mansoor had 2 hits, scored a run and had 3 RBI. SS Dave Risinger had a hit and 3 walks. He now has 11 walks and 47 AB. He had 25 BB and 413 AB last year. Although, on the flip side, he hit .278 last year and is only hitting .170 so far this year. PH Oscar Trejo drew a bases loaded walk.

Down on the Farm:
Rookie C Tim Higbee (20-S) missed a Cycle because he did not hit a single. He scored 2 runs and had 6 RBI. His 3 XBH were the only XBH of the game by anyone. The outburst raised his average to .291. He has only 3 BB and 11 SO in 55 AB and has made 3 errors, so he is still a bit rough around the edges. Rookie SP John Krawczyk pitched a CG 4 hitter in the 10 to 1 win at home versus the San Jose Bees, who had our old friend, Don Neumann (33-S), batting 5th and playing left field. He had 1 of the 4 hits.

Questdog 12-06-2019 01:30 PM

Thursday, April 24, 2003

We are in Holly wood to play the Stars a 4 game series through the weekend. They just lost a pair of games at Los Angeles by the scores of 3 to 2 and 1 to 0. We were 4-10 against them in both 2001 and 2002. They are currently 15th in scoring in the PCL with 2.93 runs per game (Portland is up to 4th with 5.33). They are hitting .265 and have a .342 OBP, but are last in doubles with 14 and tied for 2nd to last in HR with 5. Last year they were 3rd with 736 runs. They are 13th in fewest runs allowed with 5.07 (Portland is tied for 3rd with 3.40). Their pitching staff is the opposite of the Seals. Their starters have been decent with a 3.79 ERA, but their Bullpen is the worst in the PCL with a 7.14 ERA. Our Bullpen is at 2.33, currently the 2nd best! Sacramento is better with a 1.86 ERA. But our Pen has the lowest OPS at .483! The Stars run differential is -32 after only 15 game and ours is +29 after back to back blowout wins! Only Dallas is better than us with a +44.

Portland Beavers (9-6 .600 2 GB in 2nd place in the PCL West) at
Hollywood Stars (4-11 .267 7 GB in 8th (last) place in the PCL West)

POR: Bobby Johnson (24-R 1-2 4.00) vs. HOL: Tom Walters (27-R 0-2 5.79)

After two clunkers to start the season, Johnson finally had a decent start last time out with 2 runs allowed in 7.2 IP with 5 H and 2 BB allowed. He had walked 10 in his first two starts.

Walters has allowed at least 4 runs in each of his 3 starts, though he has struck out 18 in 18.2 IP. He was 1-1 in 3 starts against us last year with a very good start in the win and the other two being pretty stinky.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
PORTLAND
1: RF Jerry Suazo (28-L .180-61-1-3-.460 91) 11 SO
2: CF Brian Mitchell (22-L .294-51-0-2-.702 75) 11 R/3 SB
3: LF Kim Springer (22-L .232-56-0-5-.588 67) 1 BB/14 SO
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (26-R .321-53-2-14-.919 70) Silver Slugger/2-time All-Star(MVP)/Gold Glove(01) 3 2B/8 BB/5 SO
5: 3B Fernando Mexicano (22-L .327-52-4-12-1.089 55) Silver Slugger 5 2B/10 BB
6: C Rick Mansoor (29-R .417-24-0-8-.958 77) 4 BB
7: 2B A.J. Lee (23-R .278-18-1-3-.850 95)
8: SS Juan Rojas (24-S .212-52-0-5-.510 89) 1 BB/12 SO
9: P Bobby Johnson (24-R .167-6-0-1-.476 1)

HOLLYWOOD
1: RF Fred Rambo (26-L .288-52-0-1-.788 58) 5 2B/10 BB/5 SB
2: 2B Gus McCollum (31-R .322-59-0-5-.757 66) 1 SO/4 SB
3: CF Jose Naranjo (29-R .393-56-2-9-1.043 44) 2-time All-Star 4 2B/3 SB
4: C Steve Bone (28-R .220-50-1-6-.563 48) 2-time All-Star
5: LF Bud Lisk (28-L .282-39-0-4-.716 72) Back spasms 7 BB
6: 3B Larry Church (28-L .292-48-2-6-.834 56) 9 BB
7: 1B Rick Gorges (27-R .250-8-0-0-.500 88)
8: SS Jerry Hatcher (26-R .156-45-0-1-.487 100) 10 BB
9: P Tom Walters (27-R .200-5-0-0-.400 1)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Gilmore Stadium
Weather: 72 F, Clear Skies, with a 7 MPH wind blowing right to left
Attendance: 16,960

Editor's Note: Gilmore Stadium is a clone of Dodger Stadium.

Top of the First:
Jerry Suazo grounds out to short. Brian Mitchell strikes out on 3 pitches. Kim Springer pops out to left...

Bottom of the First:

Fred Rambo fouls out to 3rd. Gus McCollum grounds out to 3rd. Jose Naranjo grounds out to short! 1-2-3!

Bottom of the Third:

With 1 out, Jerry Hatcher lines a hit to left and then P Tom Walters bunts him to 2nd. Fred Rambo comes through with a 2 out hit to center, but Brian Mitchell throws Hatcher out at home!

Top of the Sixth:
Jerry Suazo pokes a hit to right just over the glove of 1B Rick Gorges. Brian Mitchell bunts the runner over. Kim Springer doubles to right and Suazo scores! 1 to 0, Beavers! Glenn Snowden grounds out to 2nd and Springer goes to 3rd. 2 outs. They walk Fernando Mexicano intentionally. A wild pitch scores Springer! 2 to 0, Beavers! Rick Mansoor grounds out to 1st, 3-1.

Bottom of the Eighth:
P Bobby Johnson has only thrown 69 pitches. Rick Gorges grounds a hit to center. We get the Bullpen up. Jerry Hatcher grounds into a force at 2nd, 6-4. With 2 outs, Fred Rambo doubles to center and Hatcher scores from 1st... 2 to 1, Beavers. Call to the Bullpen: Roy Huls (22-R). Larry Ballard is in to play left in a double switch. Gus McCollum, who has struck out once all season, strikes out, looking!!!

Top of the Ninth:
New Pitcher: Javier Fernandez (23-R), yet another rooking and making his Major League debut to boot. SD Oscar Cervantes thinks he will be a star, but he is a slacker. Glenn Snowden takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. With 1 out, Rick Mansoor grounds a double over the 3rd base bag and Snowden scores from 1st! 3 to 1, Beavers! The next two make outs...

Bottom of the Ninth:
Dave Risinger is into play short. Juan Rojas moves to 2nd and A.J. Lee moves to 3rd. We could use another infielder on the team who can play good defense for when we want to rest a starter. 3-4-5 hitters up for Hollywood. Jose Naranjo lines a 1-2 pitch to right for a hit. Steve Bone grounds into a 6-4-3 double play!! Bud Lisk lines one to left, but Larry Ballard runs it down and THIS Ball Game Belongs to the Beavers!

Won - 3 to 1

We had 7 hits and made no errors
Holly wood had 6 hits and made no errors

Bobby Johnson (W 2-2) went 7.2 innings, allowed 1 run, 5 hits, 1 walk and struck out 3. 79 pitches.
RHP Roy Huls (SV 5), who, if you had not noticed, is definitely being used as our Ace Reliever, went 1.1 scoreless innings, allowed 1 hit and struck out 1.

Tom Walters (L 0-3) went 6 innings, gave us 2 runs, 5 hits, 1 walk and struck out 3. He threw a WP.

LF Kim Springer hit a double, scored a run and had an RBI. 1B Glenn Snowden had a hit and a walk and scored a run. 3B Fernando Mexicano had a hit and a walk (INT). C Rick Mansoor hit a double and had an RBI. 2B/3B A.J. Lee had 2 hits. 2B Juan Rojas had better pick it up or he will find that his job is being taken...

Questdog 12-06-2019 02:48 PM

Friday, April 25, 2003

Portland Beavers (10-6 .625 2 GB in 2nd place in the PCL West) at
Hollywood Stars (4-12 .250 8 GB in 8th (last) place in the PCL West)

POR: Steve Muir (28-R 2-1 3.43) Gold Glove(01) vs. HOL: Steve Meyers (27-R 0-3 5.82)

Muir gave up 2 runs in 8 IP in his last start. He has only struck out 3 batters in 3 starts on the season. 1.3 SO/9, down from 5.0 last year.

Meyers led the PCL in SO (192) in 2001. In his last start, he allowed 8 runs (7 earned) in 6.2 IP and did not strike out anyone. He was 1-0 in 2 starts against us last season. In the win, he went 8 IP and gave us 2 runs. In the no decision, he gave us 5 runs in 6.2 IP.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
PORTLAND
1: RF Jerry Suazo (28-L .185-65-1-3-.463 91)
2: CF Brian Mitchell (22-L .278-54-0-2-.665 75)
3: LF Carlos Lopez (28-L .429-14-0-5-.967 70)
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (26-R .321-56-2-14-.915 70) Silver Slugger/2-time All-Star(MVP)/Gold Glove(01)
5: 3B Fernando Mexicano (22-L .327-55-4-12-1.076 55) Silver Slugger
6: C Rick Mansoor (29-R .393-28-0-9-.933 77)
7: SS Dave Risinger (27-R .170-47-0-7-.647 88)
8: 2B Juan Rojas (24-S .196-56-0-5-.474 104)
9: P Steve Muir (28-R .167-6-0-1-.500 36) Gold Glove (01)

HOLLYWOOD
1: RF Fred Rambo (26-L .304-56-0-2-.820 58)
2: 2B Gus McCollum (31-R .302-63-0-5-.712 66)
3: CF Jose Naranjo (29-R .407-59-2-9-1.065 44) 2-time All-Star
4: LF Bud Lisk (28-L .256-43-0-4-.655 72) Back spasms
5: 1B Bobby Deaton (28-S .310-42-0-5-.659 74)
6: 3B Larry Church (28-L .275-51-2-6-.789 56)
7: SS Jerry Hatcher (26-R .167-48-0-1-.498 100)
8: C Karl Weber (34-R .250-8-0-0-.583 78)
9: P Steve Meyers (27-L .250-8-0-0-.500 11)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Gilmore Stadium
Weather: 75 F, Clear Skies, with a 9 MPH wind blowing out to left
Attendance: 21,157

Top of the First:
Jerry Suazo grounds out to the pitcher... Brian Mitchell lines a hit to center. He steals 2nd and goes to 3rd when C Karl Weber throws the ball into the outfield. Carlos Lopez grounds out to 2nd and Mitchell scores. 1 to 0, Beavers! Glenn Snowden takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. Fernando Mexicano grounds out to short.

Bottom of the First:
Fred Rambo lines a hit to left. Gus McCollum swings at the first pitch and grounds into a 1-6-3 double play! Jose Naranjo swings at a 3-2 pitch and grounds out to 3rd!

Top of the Second:
With 1 out, Dave Risinger beats out an infield hit and then steals 2nd. With 2 outs, P Steve Muir grounds a hit to left and Risinger scores! 2 to 0, Beavers!

Top of the Third:

With 1 out, Glenn Snowden lines a home run to right! 3 to 0, Beavers!

Bottom of the Third:
Jerry Hatcher grounds an 0-2 pitch to right for a hit. He advances to 3rd on a couple of ground outs and then scores on a wild pitch... 3 to 1, Beavers.

Bottom of the Sixth:
Fred Rambo takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. We get the Bullpen up. Gus McCollum lines a hit to left. Jose Naranjo lines one back to the box and P Steve Muir snags it! He has to be the leader in that department! Bud Lisk grounds a hit to center and the bases are loaded with 1 out. Call to the Bullpen: LHP Victor Alvarez (29-L). We need a strikeout or a double play ball and he is good at both, but also does not have the best control... Bobby Deaton strikes out looking! Larry Church grounds out to 1st, unassisted!!

Top of the Seventh:

Jerry Suazo takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. Brian Mitchell swings at the first pitch and lines a hit to left. With 1 out, Glenn Snowden lines a hit to right and the bases are loaded. A wild pitch scores Suazo! 4 to 1, Beavers! They walk Fernando Mexicano intentionally. Rick Mansoor draws a walk to force in a run!! 5 to 1, Beavers! P Steve Meyers hits the showers. New Pitcher: Jerry Foley (34-R) with a 3.18 ERA in 5.2 IP. He was signed as a free agent this winter. For Boston last year, he had a 4.18 ERA in 88.1 IP with 6 GS. Dave Risinger beats out an infield hit and Snowden scores! 6 to 1, Beavers! Juan Rojas lines a hit to left and Mexicano scores! 7 to 1, Beavers! PH Oscar Trejo (30-R) pops out to center and the runners hold. 2 outs. Jerry Suazo grounds a hit to right and 2 runs score!! 9 to 1, Beavers! Brian Mitchell grounds out to short.

Top of the Eighth:
Carlos Lopez singles and, with 1 out, Fernando Mexicano doubles to right center. Rick Mansoor grounds out to short and Lopez scores. 10 to 1, Beavers! Dave Risinger lines a hit to right. Juan Rojas grounds a hit to center and Mexicano scores! 11 to 1, Beavers!

Won - 11 to 2

7 wins in a row!
We have outscored the opposition, 54 to 14, during the streak!
We have only hit 3 HR in the 7 games, but the opponents have not hit any!
Our record for homerless games by our pitchers is 8, set in 2001.

We had 14 hits and made 2 errors
Hollywood had 5 hits and made 2 errors

Steve Muir (W 3-1) went 5.1 innings, allowed 1 run, 4 hits, 2 walks and struck out 1. He threw 2 WP. At bat, he had a hit and an RBI.
LHP Victor Alvarez (H 2) faced 2 batters with the bases loaded and got them both out with 1 strikeout.
RHP Denny Jennissen went 1 scoreless inning, allowed 1 walk and struck out 1.
RHP Rich Larkin went 2 innings, allowed 1 unearned run, 1 hit, 1 walk, 1 HBO and struck out 3.

Steve Meyers (L 0-4) went 6.1 innings, gave us 8 runs, 7 hits, 1 home run, 6 walks (1 INT), 1 HBP and struck out 7. 126 pitches.

RF Jerry Suazo had a hit and 2 walks, scored a run and had 2 RBI. CG Brian Mitchell had 2 hits, stole a base and scored 2 runs. 1B Glenn Snowden had 2 hits with his 3rd home run of the season, drew a walk, was hit by a pitch and scored 2 runs. He was beaned the AB after he hit the home run, but no fight ensued. 3B Fernando Mexicano hit a double, drew 2 walks (1 INT) and scored 2 runs. C Rick Mansoor did not have a hit, but drew a bases loaded walk, scored a run and had 2 RBI. SS Dave Risinger had 3 hits, stole a base, scored 2 runs and had an RBI. 2B Juan Rojas had 3 hits and 2 RBI.

Questdog 12-06-2019 04:31 PM

Saturday, April 26, 2003

Today is Frank "No-No" Flores' 24th birthday!

Portland Beavers (11-6 .647 2 GB in 2nd place in the PCL West) at
Hollywood Stars (4-13 .235 9 GB in 8th (last) place in the PCL West)

POR: Frank Flores (23-R 2-1 3.54) vs. HOL: Craig Raposo (25-R Season debut)

Flores pitched a No-No his last time out, but was pretty weak in his first two starts of the season.

Raposo was 7-3 with a 3.47 ERA as a rookie last year in 15 starts, but his season ended on June 22 with a torn labrum. He has made 3 starts for Las Vegas (A) this year, going 0-2 with a 6.57 ERA, though he only walked 3 and struck out 14 in 12.1 IP. We faced him once last year and scored 6 runs in 7.1 IP, but he escaped with a no decision as we lost the game in extra innings.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
PORTLAND
1: RF Jerry Suazo (28-L .188-69-1-5-.485 91)
2: CF Brian Mitchell (22-L .283-60-0-2-.665 75)
3: LF Kim Springer (22-L .233-60-0-6-.599 70)
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (26-R .339-59-3-15-1.002 70) Silver Slugger/2-time All-Star(MVP)/Gold Glove(01)
5: 3B Fernando Mexicano (22-L .328-58-4-12-1.089 55) Silver Slugger
6: C Rick Mansoor (29-R .344-32-0-11-.839 77)
7: SS Dave Risinger (27-R .212-52-0-8-.695 88)
8: 2B Juan Rojas (24-S .230-61-0-7-.533 104)
9: P Frank Flores (24-R .125-8-0-3-.250 39)

HOLLYWOOD
1: RF Fred Rambo (26-L .305-59-0-3-.829 58)
2: 2B Gus McCollum (31-R .294-68-0-5-.690 66)
3: CF Jose Naranjo (29-R .381-63-2-9-1.000 44) 2-time All-Star
4: C Steve Bone (28-R .218-55-1-6-.549 48) 2-time All-Star
5: 1B Bobby Deaton (28-S .289-45-0-5-.617 74)
6: LF Bud Lisk (28-L .261-46-0-4-.668 72) Back spasms
7: 3B Larry Church (28-L .255-55-2-6-.736 56)
8: SS Jerry Hatcher (26-R .176-51-0-1-.519 100)
9: P Craig Raposo (25-R Season debut 31)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Gilmore Stadium
Weather: 70 F, Clear Skies, with an 8 MPH wind blowing out to left
Attendance: 20,713

Top of the First:
Jerry Suazo swings at a 3-2 pitch and strikes out... Brian Mitchell grounds a hit to right. He steals his 5th base of the season. Kim Springer walks on 4 pitches, only his second walk of the year. Mitchell steals 3rd. Now that puts a runner on 3rd with less than 2 outs, which means Glenn Snowden will make an unproductive out... He fouls out to 1st... Hate when I am right... Fernando Mexicano pops out to 1st...

Bottom of the First:
Fred Rambo grounds out to 1st, 3-1. Gus McCollum takes care of our dreams about back to back no-hitters with a little looper to left for a single. He gets caught stealing! Jose Naranjo flies out to right!

Bottom of the Third:

Jerry Hatcher, another sub-.200 hitter that we cannot get out, grounds a hit to right and steals 2nd. P Craig Raposo tries to bunt him to 3rd, but pops out to the pitcher. Fred Rambo grounds out to short and Hatcher goes to 3rd. Gus McCollum grounds out to short!

Top of the Sixth:
Jerry Suazo leads off with a home run to right! 1 to 0, Beavers! Brian Mitchell triples to left center! Kim Springer doubles to left center and Mitchell scores! 2 to 0, Beavers! We need a single now for a Cycle in 4 batters! A wild pitch sends Springer to 3rd... That means a single is out of the cards... Another foul out is on tap... No, Glenn Snowden actually makes a productive out with a SF to center! 3 to 0, Beavers!

Won - 3 to 0

No No-No, but back to back shutouts for Frank Flores on his birthday!
8 wins in a row!
All on the road!

We also tied our personal record for not allowing a home run in 8 straight games!

For the 3rd year in a row, we are playing better on the road than at home...
2001: 32 wins at home, 35 on the road
2002: 37 wins at home, 42 on the road
2003: 2-4 at home, 10-2 on the road

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

Frank Flores (W 3-1) went 9 shutout innings (CG), allowed 6 hits, 1 walk and struck out 5. 121 pitches. At bat, he had a hit.

Craig Raposo (L 0-1) went 7 innings, gave us 3 runs, 6 hits, 1 home run, 2 walks and struck out 7. He threw a WP.

RF Jerry Suazo hit his 2nd home run of the season. CF Brian Mitchell had 3 hits with a triple, stole 2 bases and scored a run. LF Kim Springer hit a double and drew a walk, scored a run and had an RBI. 1B Glenn Snowden hit a double and had an RBI.

Questdog 12-06-2019 07:03 PM

Sunday, April 27, 2003

Portland Beavers (12-6 .667 1 GB in 2nd place in the PCL West) at
Hollywood Stars (4-14 .222 9 GB in 8th (last) place in the PCL West)

POR: Rondey Moe (27-R 3-0 2.25) vs. HOL: Gerry Sullivan (26-R 1-2 2.45)

Moe had his worst start of the year last time out, but still got a win. He gave up 3 runs and 10 hits, but only 1 walk in 8 IP. I have a feeling that that will not be his worst start of the year come October...

Sullivan was 2-0 in 3 starts against the Beavers last year. On the final day of the season, he beat us with 7.1 shutout inning, with only 4 hits and no walks allowed with 7 strikeouts.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
PORTLAND
1: RF Jack Hinckley (27-R .357-14-0-1-.900 99)
2: CF Brian Mitchell (22-L .313-64-0-2-.746 75)
3: LF Kim Springer (22-L .238-63-0-7-.629 70)
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (26-R .339-62-3-16-1.002 70) Silver Slugger/2-time All-Star(MVP)/Gold Glove(01)
5: 3B Fernando Mexicano (22-L .311-61-4-12-1.047 55) Silver Slugger
6: C Rick Mansoor (29-R .306-36-0-11-.751 77)
7: SS Dave Risinger (27-R .214-56-0-8-.683 88)
8: 2B Juan Rojas (24-S .215-65-0-7-.500 104)
9: P Rondey Moe (27-L .400-10-0-1-.800 1)

HOLLYWOOD
1: RF Fred Rambo (26-L .306-62-0-3-.830 58)
2: 2B Gus McCollum (31-R .292-72-0-5-.679 66)
3: CF Jose Naranjo (29-R .358-67-2-9-.943 44) 2-time All-Star
4: C Steve Bone (28-R .237-59-1-6-.578 48) 2-time All-Star
5: 1B Bobby Deaton (28-S .286-49-0-5-.608 74)
6: LF Bud Lisk (28-L .240-50-0-4-.619 72) Back spasms
7: 3B Larry Church (28-L .241-58-2-6-.700 56)
8: SS Jerry Hatcher (26-R .185-54-0-1-.527 100)
9: P Gerry Sullivan (26-R .000-5-0-0-.000 1)

Game Start: 1:05 PM
Ballpark: Gilmore Stadium
Weather: 59 F, Partly Cloudy, with a 13 MPH wind blowing out to left
Attendance: 19,414

Top of the First:
Jack Hinckley swings at a 3-2 pitch and misses... Brian Mitchell pops out to short. Kim Springer takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4! 3 walks on the season and 2 in 2 days! Glenn Snowden grounds out to short.

Bottom of the First:
Fred Rambo swings at a 3-2 pitch and beats out an infield hit. P Rondey Moe tries to pick him off at 1st and throws the ball away for an error... Gus McCollum lines out to left. Rambo steals 3rd. Jose Naranjo takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. He gets caught stealing 2nd! 2 outs. So here comes a hit... Steve Bone pops out to right!! The Power of Positive Thinking!

Top of the Second:
With 2 outs, Dave Risinger loops a hit to center and then steals 2nd. Juan Rojas swings at a 3-2 pitch and lines a hit to left and Risinger scores! 1 to 0, Beavers! P Rondey Moe walks on 4 pitches! Jack Hinckley grounds out to 2nd.

Bottom of the Sixth:
Jose Naranjo leads off by knocking one off the wall in left center and by the time anyone can corral the ball, Naranjo has circled the bases with an inside the park home run... Tie Game: 1 to 1. Steve Bone lines a hit to center. The Bullpen gets active. Bobby Deaton lines a pitch over the wall in left.... 3 to 1, Stars. The wheels fell off quickly there... Only 2 hits and no runs through 5 innings... Bud Lisk grounds one to 2nd, and Juan Rojas drops the ball as he was transferring it from his glove to his throwing hand... E-4. So now the wheels don't just fall off P Rondey Moe, but the whole team.... Call to the Bullpen: Vic Kyzer (24-L). Larry Church bunts the runner up. Jerry Hatcher grounds out to the pitcher and Lisk goes to 3rd. PH John Burkey (28-L), 3 for 16 on the year (.188), strikes out.

Top of the Seventh:

New Pitcher: Chris Baillargeon (34-R), who is pitching in his 3rd game of the series. So far, he has 3 scoreless innings against us. Juan Rojas draws a walk. PH Oscar Trejo (30-R) flies out to left. Jack Hinckley takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. Brian Mitchell lines a hit to center and the bases are loaded with 1 out. Kim Springer strikes out on 3 pitches.... Glenn Snowden walks on 4 pitches to force in a run. 3 to 2, Stars. Fernando Mexicano swings at a 3-2 pitch and pops out to short....

Bottom of the Seventh:
New Pitcher: Victor Alvarez (29-L). Fred Rambo grounds a hit to left and Kim Springer overruns the ball for an error and Rambo is at 2nd... 4 errors for the team today... Call to the Bullpen: John Weekley (27-R). With 1 out, we walk Jose Naranjo intentionally. Steve Bone grounds into a 4-6-3 double play!! It actually worked!

Top of the Ninth:
P Chris Baillargeon is still on the Hill. But our pitcher is up and they are probably just waiting to see who we send up to hit... Their closer is rested, though he is a rookie who has only pitched in 1 game all season and it was not in a save situation. It was against us yesterday and he gave us a run. Carlos Lopez (28-L) is sent up and they make the change to their closer. New Pitcher: Javier Fernandez (23-R), the kid that SD Oscar Cervantes thinks will be a star, but is a slacker, so I don't care. Lopez grounds out to 2nd... Jack Hinckley pops out to short... Brian Mitchell loops a hit to left center. Kim Springer grounds out to 2nd....

Lost - 3 to 2

The winning streak ends at 8 games...
Homerless streak by our opponents ends at 8 games...

We had 8 hits (all singles) and made 4 errors, tying our all-time record
Hollywood had 6 hits and made no errors

Rondey Moe (L 3-1) went 5+ innings, allowed 3 runs, 5 hits, 2 home runs, 3 walks, 1 HBP and struck out 3. At bat, he drew a walk.
LHP Vic Kyzer pitched a perfect inning with 1 strikeout.
LHP Victor Alvarez faced 1 batter and gave up his first hit of the season.
RHP Jon Weekley went 2 scoreless innings and allowed 3 walks (2 INT).

Gerry Sullivan went 5 innings, gave us 1 run, 6 hits, 2 walks and struck out 2.
RHP Jerry Foley (W 1-1) pitched a perfect inning with 1 strikeout.
RHP Javier Fernandez (SV 1) pitched a scoreless 9th and gave us 1 hit.

RF Jack Hinckley had a hit and a walk. CF Brian Mitchell had 3 hits. 2B Juan Rojas had 2 hits and a walk, scored a run and had an RBI.

For Hollywood, RF Fred Rambo had 3 hits.

Questdog 12-06-2019 11:46 PM

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April 28, 2003

Monday Morning Report

NL Player of the Week - Billy Fritts, SP, Boston (28-L 2-1 2.79) 2-0 0.00 2 GS, 14 IP, 5 H, 0 HR, 1 BB, 9 SO. Pitched a 5 hit shutout and 5 innings of no hit ball, but had to leave with a sore hamstring.
PCL Player of the Week - Dennis Allen, C, Dallas (28-R .403/.431/.672) Had 11 hits with 1 2B, 3 HR, 1 BB, 2 SO, 8 R and 14 RBI in 6 G (5 GS)

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

April 21 - 1B Luis Hernandez (34-R) of Seattle, an ex-Beaver, went 4 for 4 with a double and a home run, walked twice, scored 4 runs and had 2 RBI at San Diego. The Rainiers won, 13 to 10.
April 21 - RF Duane Cage (27-S) of Cleveland had 3 hits with a home run and a walk, scored 2 runs and had 5 RBI at Pittsburgh. The Indians won, 10 to 6.
April 22 - C Dennis Allen (28-R) of Dallas had 5 hots with 2 home runs, scored 4 runs and had 8 RBI at San Antonio, tying the Major League record. 3B Fernando Mexicano (22-L) of Portland had held the PCL record all alone since June of last season. The Eagles won, 16 to 2. The 4 runs also ties the Major League record shared by many.
April 22 - Graham Pethel (26-R) of Kansas City pitched a 4 hit shutout at Houston. He walked 4 and struck out 6. The Royals won, 1 to 0, and only had 5 hits themselves.
April 22 - Billy Fritts (28-L) of Boston pitched a 5 hit shutout at home versus Philadelphia. He did not walk a batter and struck out 4. At bat, he had a hit. The Braves won, 4 to 0. Who says lefties can't pitch at Fenway?
April 22 - Raul Alvarado (27-L) of Montreal pitched a 1 hit shutout at home versus Baltimore. He walked 2 and struck out 9. At bat, he had a hit and a walk. It is his 2nd shutout of the season. The Expos won, 6 to 0.
April 23 - Minnesota lost 3B Larry Murphy (23-R) for the season to a torn ACL. He is a career .295 hitter and led the PCL in walks with 130 in 2001. His season ended on June 25 last year with a torn ACL.
April 23 - 2B Greg Hobbs (29-R) of Milwaukee hit 2 home runs, drew a walk, scored 3 runs and had 5 RBI at Salt Lake City. The Brewers won, 8 to 3. The Bees have lost 10 games in a row.
April 23 - Bob Showalter (29-R) of Brooklyn pitched a 5 hit shutout at Washington. He walked 4 and struck out 2. The Dodgers won, 1 to 0, and only had 5 hits themselves, though 4 were doubles.
April 23 - Richard Oliver (33-R) of Chicago pitched a 5 hit shutout at home versus St. Louis. He walked 2 and struck out 2. At bat, he had a hit and a walk and scored a run. It is his 2nd shutout of the season. The Cubs won, 4 to 0.
April 24 - C Dennis Allen (28-R) of Dallas, tow days after having 8 RBI, goes 3 for 3 with a double and a home run, drew a walk scored 3 runs and had 5 RBI at home versus Milwaukee. The Eagles won, 8 to 4. Allen now has 24 RBI in 16 games!
April 24 - 2B Jim Markham (25-R) of Brooklyn hit a double and a home run and had 5 RBI at Philadelphia. The Dodgers won, 6 to 0. The Dodgers turned an around the horn triple play in the game.
April 25 - Felipe Diaz (26-R) of Baltimore pitched a 2 hit shutout at home versus Toronto. He walked 1 and struck out 2. 88 pitches thrown. The Orioles won, 1 to 0, and only had 3 hits themselves.
April 26 - C Joe Taylor (22-R) of Denver had 3 hits with 2 home runs, scored 2 runs and had 3 RBI at home versus Kansas City. He also threw out 3 of 4 base stealers. The Bears won, 10 to 7. Why did I not trade fro him when I had the chance? There is only one reason: I am an idiot. He was the player I wanted out of that draft and when given the opportunity to get him, I balked. And now they won't take anything for him.
April 26 - Salt Lake City won at home versus San Antonio, 7 to 4, ending their 11 game losing streak.
April 27 - 1B Don Lose (23-R) of San Antonio had 4 hits with a double and a walk, stole 2 bases, scored 3 runs and had 4 RBI at Salt Lake City. The Missions won, 14 to 4.
April 27 - C Mario Vasquez (27-L) of Sacramento had 3 hits with 2 home runs, scored 3 runs and had 4 RBI at home versus Seattle. The Solons won, 5 to 1.


Questdog 12-06-2019 11:56 PM

Monday, April 28, 2003

LF Kim Springer (22-L) and CF Larry Ballard (24-L) have been sent to Vancouver (A). SS Scott Plourde (24-S) and RF Jose Julio (29-R) have been recalled. Both Plourde and Julio are having moderate success for the Mounties, but neither believes in taking a pitch. Plourde will give us a bit more versatility with our infield. Julio, because no other outfielder is hitting a lick for Vancouver.

We are back home to play the 1st place Oakland Oaks a 2 game set and hopefully enjoy our day off on Wednesday as the 1st place club ourselves. They split 4 games in San Diego over the weekend. We were 9-5 against them last year and 8-6 in 2001, though they finished ahead of us in the standings both years (everyone finished ahead of us in the standings in 2001). They are 10th in the PCL in scoring with 4.11 runs per game (Portland is 3rd with 5.21). The Oaks are only hitting .229 and have only stolen 5 bases (everyone else has at least 11), but they are tied for 5th in HR (16) and are 3rd in walks (75). We are 3rd in scoring, but only 8th in OPS (.693). They are 2nd in fewest runs allowed with 3.05 per game (Portland is up to #1 with 3.00!). They lead in ERA 2.52 to our 2.86 and lead the PCL in fewest HR allowed with only 6. We are tied for the 2nd fewest with 9. Their starters have a 2.48 ERA. The worst ERA in their rotation right now is 3.23. Their Bullpen has not been shabby either, with a 2.66 ERA, and they are the only Pen in Baseball that has not given up a home run. Their run differential is +20 and ours is +42. We are -5 in 6 games at home, though.

Oakland Oaks (13-6 .684 in 1st place in the PCL West) at
Portland Beavers (12-7 .632 1 GB in 2nd place in the PCL West)

OAK: Emilio de la Torre (26-R 1-0 2.70) vs. POR: Bill Woodward (22-R 1-1 5.63) Rookie

De la Torre went 10-11 with a 4.16 ERA as a rookie last year with Denver. But this past January, he got caught on the Waiver Carousel, getting claimed 5 times, before finding a home in Oakland. This will be his 3rd start of 2003. In his first he gave up 1 run in 8.2 IP and, in his last outing, he have up 5 runs (3 earned) in 4.2 IP. We faced him once last year, right here in Portland, and he beat us, giving us only 2 runs and 5 hits and 1 walk in 7 IP.

Woodward is not exactly my first choice to send out their with 1st place on the line. This will be his 4th start of the year. he has had 2 decent ones and one bad one. His last one was his first Major League win and he did it in San Francisco, so there's that.

C Rick Mansoor had cooled off, so Jim Shippy will get a chance to reestablish himself as the starter.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
OAKLAND
1: CF Carl Folkers (25-L .171-76-1-10-.516 61) Rookie 14 SO
2: RF Gregg Buckner (24-L .260-50-1-4-.716 48) Rookie 8 BB
3: LF Javy Puente (32-S .209-67-2-7-.660 59) 2-time All-Star/Silver Slugger(01) 11 BB
4:1B Tim Metts (26-L .328-64-7-20-1.175 26) 15 R/6 2B/13 BB/4 SO
5: 3B Jeff Galka (34-R .224-67-5-14-.784 60) FA from Salt Lake City
6: 2B Mario Rodriguez (30-R .206-63-0-3-.449 81) 0 XBH/3 BB
7: C Bob Rudy (26-L .385-13-0-1-1.145 53) Rookie 3 2B/4 BB
8: SS Mike West (23-R .270-63-0-3-.660 89) Rookie 3 2B/7 BB
9: P Emilio de la Torre (26-R .000-3-0-0-.000 1) Hit .299 for Denver

PORTLAND
1: RF Jerry Suazo (28-L .189-74-2-6-.520 91) 14 SO
2: CF Brian Mitchell (22-L .338-68-0-2-.789 75) 14 R/12 SO/6 SB
3: 3B Fernando Mexicano (22-L .308-65-4-12-1.015 55) Silver Slugger 6 2B/14 BB/13 SO
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (26-R .323-65-3-17-.962 70) Silver Slugger/2-time All-Star(MVP)/Gold Glove(01) 5 2B/11 BB/5 SO
5: LF Carlos Lopez (28-L .333-21-0-6-.745 70) 1 BB/8 SO
6: C Jim Shippy (32-R .167-36-0-3-.405 61) 2 BB
7: SS Dave Risinger (27-R .217-60-0-8-.671 88) 10 R/11 BB
8: 2B Juan Rojas (24-S .235-68-0-8-.547 104) 2 BB/16 SO
9: P Bill Woodward (22-R .000-5-0-0-.000 45) Rookie 3 SO

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Metropolitan Stadium
Weather: 60 F, Partly Cloudy, with an 8 MPH wind blowing right to left
Attendance: 14,443

Top of the First:

Carl Folkers, another of those dangerous sub-.200 hitter, swings at a 3-2 pitch and grounds a hit to left. Gregg Buckner loops a hit to center. Javy Puente, trying to boost his sagging stats, swings at a 3-0 pitch and grounds into a force at 2nd, 4-6, and Folkers goes to 3rd. Tim Metts, who leads all Baseball with 7 HR, grounds into a 4-6-3 double play!!!

Bottom of the First:
Jerry Suazo grounds an 0-2 pitch to right for a hit. This Oakland defense is not very good. They are good at 2nd and short, but that is it. Brian Mitchell grounds a hit to right and Suazo takes 3rd without a throw. Mitchell steals 2nd. Fernando Mexicano lines out so hard to right that Suazo does not have time to get back to 3rd and tag up... Glenn Snowden takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4 to load them up with 1 out. Carlos Lopez takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4 to force in a run! 1 to 0, Beavers! Jim Shippy swings at a 3-2 pitch and flies out to right and Mitchell tags up and heads home, but gets thrown out by rookie Gregg Buckner...

Bottom of the Second:
Dave Risinger gets beaned. With 1 out, P Bill Woodward bunts him to 2nd. Jerry Suazo hits a grounder to 3rd, but Jeff Galka boots it! Brian Mitchell beats out an infield hit and Risinger scores! 2 to 0, Beavers! Fernando Mexicano swings out of his shoes at a 3-2 pitch and just makes a lot of wind...

Bottom of the Third:
Glenn Snowden lines a hit to right and Carlos Lopez beats out an infield hit. Jim Shippy grounds into a 6-4-3 double play and Snowden goes to 3rd... Dave Risinger doubles to left center and Snowden scores! 3 to 0, Beavers!

Top of the Fifth:
Bob Rudy takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4, the 3rd walk issued by P Bill Woodward today... Mike West lines a hit to center. P Emilio de la Torre bunts a 2 strike pitch foul. Carl Folkers grounds into a force at 2nd, 5-4, and Rudy goes to 3rd. 2 outs. Gregg Buckner pops out to short!

Bottom of the Sixth:
Dave Risinger triples off the wall in left center! That is his 3rd triple of the season! He hit 1 last year and 3 in 2001. Juan Rojas pops out to center and Risinger holds... P Bill Woodward grounds out to 3rd and Risinger holds... Jerry Suazo strikes out...

Bottom of the Seventh:
Brian Mitchell takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. With 1 out, Glenn Snowden doubles to right center. They walk Carlos Lopez intentionally to load the bases up for C Jim Shippy. I am tempted to pinch hit for him, but we will give him a chance at redemption. He bounces one back to the mound and they get the force at home, 1-2. Dave Risinger grounds a hit to left and 2 runs score!! 5 to 0, Beavers! There goes P Emilio de la Torre to the clubhouse. New Pitcher: Willie Perry (34-L), who has 0.1 of an inning this season. He gave up a hit and got a strikeout. Career 3.87 ERA. Juan Rojas draws a walk to load them back up for P Bill Woodward. He grounds his first Major League hit to center and 2 more runs are in!! 7 to 0, Beavers! Jerry Suazo takes a 3-2 pitch for strike three...

Top of the Ninth:
With 2 outs, 1 out away from a shutout for rookie P Bill Woodward, Jeff Galka hits a home run to left... 7 to 1, Beavers.

Won - 7 to 1

We had 12 hits and made 1 error
Oakland had 5 hits and made 1 error

Bill Woodward (W 2-1) went 9 innings (CG), allowed 1 run, 5 hits, 1 home run, 3 walks and struck out 5. 132 pitches. At bat, he had a hit and 2 RBI.

Emilio de la Torre (L 1-1) went 6.2 innings, gave us 7 runs (6 earned), 10 hits, 4 walks (1 INT), 1 HBP and struck out 2. 124 pitches.

RF Jerry Suazo had 2 hits and scored a run. His BA is over .200! (.203). CF Brian Mitchell had 2 hits, drew a walk, stole a base and had an RBI. 1B Glenn Snowden had 2 hits with a double and a walk and scored 2 runs. LF Carlos Lopez had a hit and 2 walks (1 INT), scored a run and had an RBI and did not strike out. SS Dave Risinger went 3 for 3 with a double and a triple, scored 2 runs and had 3 RBI.

Questdog 12-07-2019 01:29 PM

Tuesday, April 29, 2003

The Battle of First Place!

Oakland Oaks (13-7 .660 tied for 1st place in the PCL West) at
Portland Beavers (13-7 .650 tied for 1st place in the PCL West)

OAK: Hugo Lopez (27-R 2-1 2.81) vs. POR: Bobby Johnson (24-R 2-2 3.16)

Lopez is a tough pitcher to hit, but he led the PCL in walks last season with 121 and has walked 18 in 25.2 IP this year (6.3/9). In his last start, he walked 7 in 5.2 IP, but still got a win. He was 1-2 against us last season, but never walked more than 2 in a game.

Johnson has won his last two starts and the walk problems he had in his first 2 starts seem to be behind him. The question today will be whether he can continue to get Javy Puente and Tim Metts out. Combined, they are 4 for 44 (.091) with no home runs against Johnson over the past 2 seasons. Jeff Galka, their #5 hitter, who hit a home run yesterday, is 0 for 12. Johnson had a tendency to left the long ball bite him last year with 22 allowed. Mario Rodriguez, the Oaks' light hitting 2nd baseman is 10 for 15 against Johnson (.667).

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
OAKLAND
1: CF Carl Folkers (25-L .175-80-1-10-.515 61) Rookie
2: RF Gregg Buckner (24-L .264-53-1-4-.713 48) Rookie
3: LF Javy Puente (32-S .200-70-2-7-.633 59) 2-time All-Star/Silver Slugger(01)
4:1B Tim Metts (26-L .313-67-7-20-1.126 26)
5: 3B Jeff Galka (34-R .229-70-6-15-.831 60)
6: 2B Mario Rodriguez (30-R .209-67-0-3-.452 81)
7: C Al Burrell (38-R .240-50-0-3-.601 27)
8: SS Mike West (23-R .273-66-0-3-.661 89) Rookie
9: P Hugo Lopez (27-R .100-10-0-0-.200 30

PORTLAND
1: RF Jerry Suazo (28-L .203-79-2-6-.537 91)
2: CF Brian Mitchell (22-L .347-72-0-3-.808 75)
3: 3B Fernando Mexicano (22-L .300-70-4-12-.974 55) Silver Slugger
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (26-R .333-69-3-17-.984 70) Silver Slugger/2-time All-Star(MVP)/Gold Glove(01)
5: LF Carlos Lopez (28-L .348-23-0-7-.814 70)
6: C Jim Shippy (32-R .150-40-0-3-.365 61)
7: SS Dave Risinger (27-R .254-63-0-11-.786 88)
8: 2B Juan Rojas (24-S .225-71-0-8-.534 104)
9: P Bobby Johnson (24-R .125-8-0-1-.361 1)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Metropolitan Stadium
Weather: 64 F, Clear Skies, with an 18 MPH wind blowing in from right
Attendance: 17,941

Top of the First:
Carl Folkers, a sub-.200 hitter, doubles off the center field wall.... Why can we not get hitters with a BA under .200 out? Gregg Buckner walks on 4 pitches... Who's this guy on the mound? Where is P Bobby Johnson? Javy Puente swings at a 3-2 pitch and flies out to deep right and Folkers tags up and beats the throw to 3rd. Tim Metts takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4 to load the bases up with 1 out... Jeff Galka flies out to center and Folkers tags up and scores without a throw. 1 to 0, Oaks. Now we get to the dangerous hitter, Mario Rodriguez, a career .250 hitter, but 10 for 15 against Johnson. He grounds out to 3rd!!

Bottom of the First:
Wait him out, fellas! Jerry Suazo doubles to left center! Brian Mitchell doubles down the right field line and Suazo scores! Tie Game: 1 to 1. Fernando Mexicano grounds out to 2nd and Mitchell moves to 3rd. A runner on 3rd with less than 2 outs... A wild pitch scores Mitchell! 2 to 1, Beavers! Glenn Snowden walks. Carlos Lopez hits one a mile high out to deep right for out #2. Jim Shippy grounds out to short.

Top of the Second:
Al Burrell lines a hit to center. Mike West lines a hit to left... P Hugo Lopez bunts one down the 3rd base line, just like you are supposed to do in this situation, but he bunts it a bit too hard and Fernando Mexicano gets to it and fires to Dave Risinger at 3rd to get the force out! Carl Folkers, the .175 hitter, lines his 2nd hit of the game to right and West scores... Tie Game: 2 to 2. Gregg Buckner flies out to deep left. 2 outs. Javy Puente grounds out to 3rd!!

Bottom of the Third:

With 1 out, Brian Mitchell walks and then steals 2nd and 3rd on consecutive pitches. With the infield in, Fernando Mexicano bounces one through the left side for a hit and Mitchell scores! 3 to 2, Beavers! Glenn Snowden draws a walk. Carlos Lopez swings at a 3-2 pitch and misses. 2 outs. Jim Shippy strikes out... I am so tempted to call up that young catcher...

Top of the Fourth:

Al Burrell singles and Mike West beats out an infield hit... Johnson cannot get anybody out EXCEPT the 3-4-5 hitters.... And I just jinxed him for them... P Hugo Lopez lays down a bunt just like his last one and we get the force at 3rd again! Carl Folkers flies out to left! We get the .175 hitter out for the first time today! Greg Buckner walks to load the bases up with 2 outs.... That is 4 walks and 6 hits in 3.2 IP for P Bobby Johnson... He has walked more than Lopez! The Bullpen is up. Javy Puente pops out to center!!!! P Johnson is at 90 pitches...

Bottom of the Fifth:
With 1 out, Glenn Snowden walks for the third time today. Carlos Lopez swings at a 3-2 pitch and grounds into a force at 2nd, 4-6. 2 outs. Jim Shippy beats out an infield hit. Dave Risinger triples off the left center field wall and 2 runs are in!! 5 to 2, Beavers! That is his 4th triple of the season, matching his CAREER total coming into this season! They walk Juan Rojas intentionally. And we pinch hit for P Bobby Johnson. PH Oscar Trejo (30-R) is sent up. They make a pitching change. New Pitcher: Rick Nini (30-R), who has not allowed a run in 2.1 IP. He had a 2.35 ERA in 46 IP for Chicago last year, but his season ended in June with a torn rotator cuff. Trejo grounds a hit to right and Risinger scores! 6 to 2, Beavers! Jerry Suazo grounds out to the pitcher.

Bottom of the Seventh:

With 2 outs, PH Scott Plourde (24-S) makes his season debut. In 2001, he played in 10 games for the Beavers and went 2 for 37 (.054). He takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4! Jerry Suazo draws a walk. Brian Mitchell lines a hit to center and Plourde scores! 7 to 2, Beavers! Fernando Mexicano swings at an 0-2 pitch and hits a home run down the left field line!!! 10 to 2, Beavers! Glenn Snowden walks for the fifth time today, the first player in the PCL to ever do that! One fella in the NL did it. Carlos Lopez grounds one to 1st, but Tim Metts tosses it over the pitcher's head for a a 2 base error. Jim Shippy flies out to center....

Won - 10 to 4

First Place!

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

Bobby Johnson (W 3-2) went 5 innings, allowed 2 runs, 6 hits, 4 walks and struck out 1.
RHP Rich Larkin went 2 scoreless innings, allowed 1 walk and struck out 2.
RHP Denny Jennissen went 2 innings, allowed 2 runs (1 earned), 3 hits and and struck out 3.

Hugo Lopez (L 2-2) went 4.2 innings, gave us 6 runs, 7 hits, 5 walks (1 INT) and struck out 2. He threw a WP.

RF Jerry Suazo had 2 hits with a double and a walk and scored 2 runs. CF Brian Mitchell had 2 hits with a double and a walk, stole 2 bases, scored 3 runs and and had 2 RBI. 3B Fernando Mexicano had 2 hits with his 5th home run of the season, drew a walk, stole a base and had 4 RBI. 1B Glenn Snowden set the PCL record and tied the Major League mark with 5 walks, none of which were intentional. SS Dave Risinger hit a triple, drew a walk, scored a run and had 2 RBI. 2B Juan Rojas had a hit and a walk (INT). PH Oscar Trejo had a hit and an RBI. PH Scott Plourde, in his season debut, drew a walk and scored a run.

For Oakland, SS Mike West went 3 for 3 with a triple and a walk, scored 2 runs and had an RBI.

Questdog 12-07-2019 01:30 PM

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Monthly Awards for April, 2003
NL Player of the Month: Enrique Ramos, lf, New York (24-L) .377/.484/.714 77 AB, 4 2B, 2 3B, 6 HR, 17 BB, 10 SO, 1 SB, 0 CS, 16 R, 17 RBI in 21 G (2nd career PoM)
NL Pitcher of the Month: Javier Meneses, rhp, Washington (21-R) 4-1 0.92 ERA 5 GS, 39 IP, 23 H, 0 HR, 5 BB, 19 SO (Rookie)
NL Rookie of the Month: Javier Meneses, rhp, Washington (21-R)

PCL Player of the Month: Dennis Allen, c, Dallas (28-R) .384/.412/.671 73 AB, 3 2b, 0 3b, 6 HR, 3 BB, 10 SO, 0 SB, 0 CS, 18 R, 27 RBI in 20 G (18 GS)
PCL Pitcher of the Month: Bill Foley, rhp, Seattle (28-R) 4-1 2.63 ERA 5 GS, 41 IP, 32 H, 2 HR, 18 BB, 31 SO
PCL Rookie of the Month: Jose Rosa, rhp, Denver (22-R) 3-0 2.79 ERA 5 GS, 38.2 IP, 30 H, 1 HR, 8 BB, 21 SO


Questdog 12-07-2019 03:08 PM

Thursday, May 1, 2003

The Sacramento Solons are in town to play a 4 game series through the weekend. They just won a pair of games in Hollywood and have won 5 of their last 6. We were 8-6 against them last year and 9-5 in 2001. They are currently tied for 7th in the PCL in scoring with 4.38 runs per game (Portland is 3rd with 5.52). The Solons are 7th in fewest runs allowed with 3.90 per game (Portland is still #1 with 2.95). Their run differential is +10 and ours is +54, the best in Baseball!

Sacramento Solons (13-8 .619 1 GB tied for 2nd place in the PCL West) at
Portland Beavers (14-7 .667 in 1st place in the PCL West)

SAC: Ellis Collier (29-R 0-0 0.00) vs. POR: Steve Muir (28-R 3-1 3.08) Gold Glove(01)

This will be the 2nd start of the season for Collier. In his 1st, he faced 4 batters and got them all out with 2 strikeouts, but had to leave with an injury. He has not pitched in over 3 weeks. Last year, Collier was 2-0 against us, but we scored 4 runs in each game.

Muir won his last start, but only went 5.1 innings, though he only allowed 1 run. He has only struck out 4 batters in 26.1 IP. Last year, he struck out 5.0 per 9 IP.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
SACRAMENTO
1: LF Harvey Turner (25-L .296-71-0-6-.753 92) 10 R/3 SB
2: 1B Bob Swanson (32-L .250-36-1-6-.739 76) FA from Pittsburgh 8 BB
3: RF Dennis Rayner (28-R .229-83-1-12-.571 39) 3 SB
4: 2B Jim Holberton (25-L .250-24-1-6-.774 85) All-Star(01)/Gold Glove (01) 4 BB/6 SO
5: 3B Larry Pierce (30-L .265-83-3-10-.712 63) 10 R
6: CF Joaquin Hernandez (26-R .224-58-0-2-.641 64) 4 2B/10 BB/ 3 SB
7: C Mario Vasquez (27-L .235-68-5-15-.807 46)
8: SS Angel Arana (27-R .333-75-0-8-.785 69) 9 BB
9: P Ellis Collier (29-S .000-1-0-0-.000 1)

PORTLAND
1: RF Jerry Suazo (28-L .217-83-2-6-.579 91) 13 R/16 SO
2: CF Brian Mitchell (22-L .355-76-0-5-.838 75) 17 R/13 SO/9 SB
3: 3B Fernando Mexicano (22-L .311-74-5-16-1.022 55) Silver Slugger 11 R/6 2B/15 BB/14 SO
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (26-R .333-69-3-17-1.017 70) Silver Slugger/2-time All-Star(MVP)/Gold Glove(01) 11 R/6 2B/17 BB/5 SO
5: LF Carlos Lopez (28-L .286-28-0-7-.676 70) 5 R/9 SO
6: SS Dave Risinger (27-R .254-67-0-13-.808 88) 13 R/4 2B/4 3B/12 BB
7: 2B A.J. Lee (23-R .318-22-1-3-.875 95)
8: C Jim Shippy (32-R .156-45-0-3-.369 61)
9: P Steve Muir (28-R .250-8-0-2-.625 16) Gold Glove(01)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Metropolitan Stadium
Weather: 59 F, Partly Cloudy, with a 9 MPH wind blowing in from right
Attendance: 15,056

Top of the First:
Harvey Turner tries to bunt his way on, but 1B Glenn Snowden makes the play, 3-4! Bob Swanson swings at the first pitch and pops out to left. Dennis Rayner grounds out to 2nd! 1-2-3!

Bottom of the First:
Jerry Suazo strikes out... Brian Mitchell swings at the first pitch and loops a hit to right center. Fernando Mexicano pops out to short. Mitchell steals his 10th base of the season. Glenn Snowden hits one high and deep down the left field line and OVER the fence!! 2 to 0, Beavers! Carlos Lopez grounds out to short.

Bottom of the Fifth:
Jerry Suazo leads off with a walk and then Brian Mitchell triples to the corner in right! 3 to 0, Beavers! Fernando Mexicano hits a home run to right!! 5 to 0, Beavers! P Ellis Collier goes to take a shower. New Pitcher: Brian Beeman (30-L), a waiver claim from Miami in January. He has a 1.29 ERA in 14 IP with 2 BB and 17 SO. He gets Snowden and Lopez out.

Bottom of the Eighth:

On the Hill: Ken Moller (26-L), after a perfect 7th. Glenn Snowden leads off with a home run to left! His second tater of the day!

Won - 6 to 0

Our 3rd complete game in the last 5 games!

We had 7 hits and made no errors
Sacramento had 6 hits and made 1 error

Steve Muir (W 4-1) went 9 shutout innings (CG), allowed 6 hits, 1 walk and struck out 3 (a season high). I do not know why his strikeouts have dropped so much, but it seems to be working for him. But I don't think we'll be too keen on re-signing a pitcher to a $1 million+ deal who strikes out 2 batters a game, though....

Ellis Collier (L 0-1) went 4.1 innings, gave us 5 runs, 5 hits, 2 home runs, 3 walks and struck out 3.

CF Brian Mitchell had 2 hits with a triple, stole his 10th base of the season, scored 2 runs and had an RBI. 3B Fernando Mexicano hit his 6th home run of the season, drew a walk and had 2 RBI. 1B Glenn Snowden had 3 hits with 2 home runs (5 for the year) and had 3 RBI.

Questdog 12-07-2019 04:47 PM

Friday, May 2, 2003

Sacramento Solons (13-9 .591 2 GB tied for 2nd place in the PCL West) at
Portland Beavers (15-7 .682 in 1st place in the PCL West)

SAC: Darrell Williams (26-R 1-1 4.62) vs. POR: Frank Flores (24-R 3-1 2.45)

Williams has had 2 starts where he has gone 8 IP and allowed 2 runs and 2 starts where he got hit hard. He was 12-10 with a 3.16 ERA last year. He was 2-1 against us last year with 2 good games and one bad one.

Flores has pitched 2 straight shutouts, including a no-hitter. Last time out, he gave up 6 hits. Only 4 walks in 4 starts so far. He has never faced the Solons before, believe it or not.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
SACRAMENTO
1: LF Harvey Turner (25-L .284-74-0-6-.732 92)
2: 1B Bob Swanson (32-L .250-40-1-6-.717 76)
3: RF Dennis Rayner (28-R .230-87-1-12-.568 39)
4: 2B Jim Holberton (25-L .250-28-1-6-.737 85) All-Star(01)/Gold Glove (01)
5: 3B Larry Pierce (30-L .253-87-3-10-.680 63)
6: CF Joaquin Hernandez (26-R .226-62-0-2-.633 64)
7: C Mario Vasquez (27-L .239-71-5-15-.801 46)
8: SS Angel Arana (27-R .333-78-0-8-.781 69)
9: P Darrell Williams (26-R .000-8-0-0-.000 1)

PORTLAND
1: RF Jerry Suazo (28-L .209-86-2-6-.567 91)
2: CF Brian Mitchell (22-L .362-80-0-6-.870 75)
3: 1B Oscar Trejo (30-R .308-13-1-3-.938 68)
4: 3B Fernando Mexicano (22-L .312-77-6-18-1.053 55) Silver Slugger
5: LF Carlos Lopez (28-L .250-32-0-7-.596 70)
6: SS Dave Risinger (27-R .254-71-0-13-.792 88)
7: 2B A.J. Lee (23-R .269-26-1-3-.745 95)
8: C Jim Shippy (32-R .149-47-0-3-.386 61)
9: P Frank Flores (24-R .182-11-0-3-.364 36)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Metropolitan Stadium
Weather: 56 F, Clear Skies, with a 15 MPH wind blowing in from right
Attendance: 20,583

Largest crowd ever, except for Opening Day!

Top of the First:

Harvey Turner ends our No-No hopes and probably our third straight shutout hopes with a triple to center... Bob Swanson swings at the first pitch and pops out to center and Turner stays put. Dennis Rayner flies out to deep left and Turner trots home. 1 to 0, Solons. Jim Holberton strikes out looking on 3 pitches!

Bottom of the First:
Jerry Suazo swings at the first pitch and grounds out to 1st, 3-1. My patience with him his getting thin... Brian Mitchell beats out an infield hit. My elation with him is growing every day! Oscar Trejo grounds a hit to center and Mitchell beats the throw to 3rd! I wish Trejo could play the outfield... Well, technically, he can, but he has no range and no arm. Fernando Mexicano lines a hit to right and Mitchell scores! Tie Game: 1 to 1. Carlos Lopez strikes out on 3 pitches... Dave Risinger beats out an infield hit and the bases are loaded with 2 outs. A.J. Lee breaks his bat, but bloops a hit to right and 2 runs score!! 3 to 1, Beavers! Jim Shippy grounds one to 2nd, but former Gold Glover Jim Holberton boots it! P Frank Flores grounds out to 1st, 3-1.

Bottom of the Second:

Jerry Suazo lines a hit to center and Brian Mitchell doubles down the left field line! Oscar Trejo lines out to left and the runners hold. A wild pitch scores Suazo! 4 to 1, Beavers! Fernando Mexicano lines one to short, but it hits off the heel of Angel Arana's glove for an error and Mitchell scores! 5 to 1, Beavers! With 2 outs, Dave Risinger lines a hit to center. That does it for P Darrell Williams. New Pitcher: Brian Beeman (30-L) with a 1.23 ERA in 14.2 IP. A.J. Lee pops out to left.

Bottom of the Fifth:
A.J. Lee leads off with a home run to left! 6 to 1, Beavers!

Bottom of the Sixth:

New Pitcher: Jim Fabre (24-R), a rookie with an 0.63 ERA in 14.1 IP and 13 SO. Brian Mitchell lines his fourth hit of the day to left center. Oscar Trejo doubles to left center! Fernando Mexicano walks on 4 pitches to load the bases up with no outs. Carlos Lopez strikes out on 3 pitches.... Dave Risinger beats out an infield hit and Mitchell scores! 7 to 1, Beavers! A.J. Lee strikes out. Jim Shippy pops out to left...

Top of the Seventh:
Jim Holberton walks and we get the Bullpen stirring. Larry Pierce lines a hit to left, only the 3rd of the game for Sacramento. Joaquin Hernandez walks to load them up with no outs... Call to the Bullpen: Vic Kyzer (24-L). Mario Vasquez grounds into a 4-6-3 double play and Holberton scores. 7 to 2, Beavers. Angel Arana strikes out looking!

Bottom of the Seventh:
With 1 out, Jerry Suazo grounds a double down the right field line. Brian Mitchell, looking for his fifth hit of the day, has the patience to take a 3-2 pitch for ball 4! With 2 outs, Fernando Mexicano hits a home run to right!!! 10 to 2, Beavers! That is already the sixth time we have hit double digits this year! Our record is seven for the season, set in 2001.

Won - 10 to 2

We had 18 hits (ties the season high) and made no errors
Sacramento had 4 hits and made 2 errors

Frank Flores (W 4-1) went 6+ innings, allowed 2 runs, 3 hits, 4 walks and struck out 2.
LHP Vic Kyzer faced 2 batters and got 3 outs with a strikeout.
LHP Victor Alvarez went 2 scoreless innings, allowed 1 hit and struck out 4.

Darrell Williams (L 1-2) went 1.2 innings, gave us 5 runs (4 earned), 8 hits, no walks and struck out 1. He threw a WP.

RF Jerry Suazo had 2 hits with a double and scored 2 runs. CF Brian Mitchell went 4 for 4 with a double and a walk and scored 4 runs. 1B Oscar Trejo had 2 hits with a double and scored a run. 3B/LF Fernando Mexicano had 2 hits with his 7th home run of the season, drew a walk, scored 2 runs and had 5 RBI. He has a home run in 3 straight games. LF Carlos Lopez hit a double. SS Dave Risinger had 3 hits and an RBI. 2B A.J. Lee had 3 hits with his 2nd home run and 3 RBI. It appears that he has taken over the 2nd base job from Juan Flores, though tomorrow will be a scheduled day off for him.

For Sacramento, LF Harvey Turner went 3 for 3 with a triple and a walk and scored a run. He had 3 of the Solons' 4 hits.

Questdog 12-07-2019 07:21 PM

Saturday, May 3, 2003

Sacramento Solons (13-10 .565 3 GB tied for 2nd place in the PCL West) at
Portland Beavers (16-7 .696 in 1st place in the PCL West)

SAC: Bob Hill (25-R 2-1 4.38) Rookie vs. POR: Rondey Moe (27-R 3-1 2.79)

Hill pitched a CG 5 hitter last time out, allowing 1 run, 2 walks and striking out 6. He was claimed off waivers from Kansas City in January.

Moe lost his first game of the season last time out with 3 runs, 5 hits, 2 home runs and 3 walks allowed in 5 IP with 3 SO.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
SACRAMENTO
1: LF Harvey Turner (25-L .312-77-0-6-.812 92)
2: 1B Ralph McKinney (24-L .264-53-0-7-.593 87)
3: RF Dennis Rayner (28-R .222-90-1-13-.547 39)
4: 2B Jim Holberton (25-L .226-31-1-6-.688 85) All-Star(01)/Gold Glove (01)
5: 3B Larry Pierce (30-L .256-90-3-10-.687 63)
6: CF Joaquin Hernandez (26-R .215-65-0-2-.615 64)
7: C Mario Vasquez (27-L .230-74-5-15-.769 46)
8: SS Angel Arana (27-R .321-81-0-8-.754 69)
9: P Bob Hill (25-R .143-7-0-0-.286 38) Rookie

PORTLAND
1: RF Jerry Suazo (28-L .220-91-2-6-.591 91)
2: CF Brian Mitchell (22-L .393-84-0-6-.940 75)
3: 3B Fernando Mexicano (22-L .321-81-7-23-1.093 55) Silver Slugger
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (26-R .356-73-5-20-1.122 70) Silver Slugger/2-time All-Star(MVP)/Gold Glove(01)
5: LF Carlos Lopez (28-L .243-37-0-7-.597 70)
6: SS Dave Risinger (27-R .276-76-0-14-.816 88)
7: C Jim Shippy (32-R .154-52-0-3-.387 61)
8: 2B Juan Rojas (24-S .227-75-0-8-.542)
9: P Rondey Moe (27-L .364-11-0-1-.780 1)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Metropolitan Stadium
Weather: 61 F, Clear Skies, with an 8 MPH wind blowing right to left
Attendance: 21,164

2nd record crowd in a row!

Top of the First:
Harvey Turner swings at a 3-2 pitch and whiffs! Ralph McKinney grounds out to 3rd. Dennis Rayner lines one down the right field line, but Jerry Suazo runs it down! 1-2-3!

Bottom of the First:
Jerry Suazo pops out to left. Brian Mitchell strikes out. Fernando Mexicano takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. Glenn Snowden strikes out...

Bottom of the Second:
Carlos Lopez lines a hit to center and Dave Risinger takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. It is amazing how much he is walking this year! He now has 13 walks and 76 AB. Last year, he had 25 BB and 413 AB. With 1 out, Juan Rojas gets beaned to load the bases up. Rondey Moe grounds a hit to center and 2 runs score!! 2 to 0, Beavers! Jerry Suazo walks on 4 pitches to load them back up. Brian Mitchell takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4 to force in a run! 3 to 0, Beavers! Fernando Mexicano flies out to deep right, but not deep enough to keep P Moe from being thrown out at the plate by Dennis Rayner...

Bottom of the Third:
Glenn Snowden walks on 4 pitches, the 5th walk issued by rookie P Bob Hill. A wild pitch sends Snowden to 2nd. Carlos Lopez takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. Dave Risinger swings at the first pitch and grounds into a force at 2nd, 3-6, and Snowden goes to 3rd. Jim Shippy swings at 3-2 pitch and grounds into a 4-6-3 double play... There ain't no Shippy magic this year...

Bottom of the Fourth:

With 1 out, P Rondey Moe lines a hit to left center. Jerry Suazo grounds into a force at 2nd, 4-6. Brian Mitchell beats out an infield hit. Fernando Mexicano grounds a hit to right to load the bases up with 2 outs. Glenn Snowden lines a hit to center and 2 runs score!! 5 to 0, Beavers! That sends rookie P Bob Hill packing. New Pitcher: Ken Moller (26-L) with a 3.77 ERA in 14.1 IP. Carlos Lopez grounds out to short.

Top of the Fifth:
With 1 out, Mario Vasquez hits a home run to right. 5 to 1, Beavers. That gives Vasquez 6 HR on the year. He had 10 total coming into this season.

Top of the Seventh:
New Pitcher: Jon Weekley (27-R). With all the complete games of late and the blowouts, our Bullpen has not gotten much work. With 2 outs, Harvey Turner lines a hit to right center. The Bullpen gets up. Can't waste time with guys that have not pitched in a week... Ralph McKinney grounds a double over the 3rd base bag... PH Eddie Dyer (27-L) grounds another double down the left field line and both runners score... 5 to 3, Beavers. Call to the Bullpen: Vic Kyzer (24-L). He is one who HAS gotten some work lately, but the tying run is at the plate and they have 7 left-handers in their lineup... Jim Holberton lines out to left!

Bottom of the Seventh:

New Pitcher: Rick Iverson (36-L), who made his season debut with a scoreless inning against us yesterday. He was with the Royals the past two years and signed a minor league contract with Sacramento in February. With 1 out, Glenn Snowden hits a home run to left! 6 to 3, Beavers! Our fifth straight game with 6 or more runs! Ties the team record. We had a string of 5 last year. With 2 outs, Dave Risinger draws a walk. Jim Shippy lines a hit to center! Risinger goes to 3rd. Juan Rojas lines a hit to right and Risinger scores and Shippy goes to 3rd! 7 to 3, Beavers! PH A.J. Lee (23-R) grounds a hit to left and Shippy scores! 8 to 3, Beavers! Jerry Suazo lobs a hit to right and the bases are loaded with 2 outs. Brian Mitchell grounds a hit to right and 2 runs score!! 10 to 3, Beavers! Back to back double digit games and our seventh time this year, tying our all time season record on May 3!! That does it for P Iverson. New Pitcher: Duane Rokita (29-R), who was their closer for the past two seasons with 78 SV, but has been displaced this year by ex-Beaver David Fuentes. Rokita has not allowed a run in 7 IP this season. Fernando Mexicano grounds a hit to to right and rookie RF Brent Ray overruns the ball for an error and Suazo scores! 11 to 3, Beavers! Glenn Snowden lines a hit to center and both runners score!! 13 to 3, Beavers! 7 straight reach base after 2 outs! Carlos Lopez pops out to right.

Won - 13 to 3

We had 15 hits and made no errors
Sacramento had 12 hits and made 1 error

Rondey Moe (W 4-1) went 6 innings, allowed 1 run, 7 hits, 1 home run, no walks (!!) and struck out 4. At bat, he went 2 for 2 with 2 RBI.
RHP Jon Weekley got 2 outs, allowed 2 runs and 3 hits.
LHP Vic Kyzer (H 1) faced 1 batter (Holberton) and got him out.
RHP Roy Huls went 1 scoreless inning and allowed a hit.
RHP Rich Larkin went 1 scoreless inning and allowed a hit.

Bob Hill (L 2-2) went 3.2 innings, gave us 5 runs, 6 hits, 6 walks, 1 HBP and struck out 2.

RF Jerry Suazo had a hit and a walk and scored 2 runs. CF Brian Mitchell had an off day with only 2 hits and a walk, scored 2 runs and had 3 RBI. 3B/LF Fernando Mexicano had 2 hits and a walk, scored a run and had an RBI. 1B Glenn Snowden had 3 hits with his 6th home run of the season, drew a walk and had 5 RBI. LF Carlos Lopez had a hit and a walk and scored a run. SS Dave Risinger had a hit and 2 walks and scored 2 runs. 1B Juan Rojas had a hit and got hit by a pitch, scored 2 runs and had an RBI. PH/3B A.J. Lee had a hit, scored a run and had an RBI.

For Sacramento, CF Javier Hernandez had 3 hits with a double and stole a base, but did not score or have an RBI.

Questdog 12-07-2019 10:54 PM

Sunday, May 4, 2003

Sacramento Solons (13-11 .542 4 GB tied for 3rd place in the PCL West) at
Portland Beavers (17-7 .708 in 1st place in the PCL West)

SAC: Mike McLane (25-R 3-0 1.80) vs. POR: Bobby Johnson (24-R 3-2 3.23)

McLane is their #1 starter. He was the first overall pick in the 2001 B Leagues Draft, the year we took Fernando Mexicano with the 2nd pick. He has extensive injury troubles. In 2001, he managed to pitch all of 3 innings for the Solons. They were hitless innings and he struck out 3. In 2002, he did not pitch for the Solons at all. He had 4 starts in Calgary (A) with a 2.57 ERA. He is technically not a rookie, because the time he has spent on the DL counts as Major League service time, but those 3 innings in 2001 were the extent of his Major League experience before this season. His last start ended early with a sore back. SD Oscar Cervantes says he is the best pitch alive when he can go and he can go today, unfortunately....

Johnson, who was picked 12th in that same 2001 B Leagues Draft, has won his last 3 starts, though his most recent outing was not all that pretty. He walked 4 in 5 IP after we had thought his early season control troubles had been licked. He is averaging 5.0 BB/9 so far this season after averaging 2.1/9 in his first two seasons.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
SACRAMENTO
1: LF Harvey Turner (25-L .305-82-0-6-.788 92)
2: 1B Bob Swanson (32-L .233-43-1-6-.672 87)
3: RF Dennis Rayner (28-R .217-92-1-13-.535 39)
4: 2B Jim Holberton (25-L .200-35-1-6-.614 85) All-Star(01)/Gold Glove (01)
5: 3B Larry Pierce (30-L .245-94-3-10-.659 63)
6: CF Joaquin Hernandez (26-R .246-69-0-2-.677 64)
7: SS Angel Arana (27-R .333-84-0-8-.773 69)
8: C Ryushi Suzuki (25-R Major League debut 64) Rookie
9: P Mike McLane (25-S .083-12-1-3-.417 1)

PORTLAND
1: RF Jerry Suazo (28-L .221-95-2-6-.594 91)
2: SS Dave Risinger (27-R .278-79-0-14-.824 88)
3: CF Brian Mitchell (22-L .398-88-0-9-.948 75)
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (26-R .377-77-6-25-1.183 70) Silver Slugger/2-time All-Star(MVP)/Gold Glove(01)
5: LF Carlos Lopez (28-L .244-41-0-7-.604 70)
6: C Rick Mansoor (29-R .275-40-0-11-.681 77)
7: 3B A.J. Lee (23-R .333-33-2-7-.917 92)
8: 2B Juan Rojas (24-S .228-79-0-9-.548)
9: P Bobby Johnson (24-R .111-9-0-1-.322 1)

Game Start: 1:05 PM
Ballpark: Metropolitan Stadium
Weather: 57 F, Partly Cloudy, with an 8 MPH wind blowing in from center
Attendance: 19,792

Top of the First:
Harvey Turner swings at a 3-2 pitch and flies out to left. Bob Swanson flies out to center. Dennis Rayner grounds a hit to center. He steals 2nd. Jim Holberton flies out to seep right!

Bottom of the First:
Jerry Suazo grounds out to short. Dave Risinger grounds a hit to right. He gets thrown out stealing on a pitchout... Brian Mitchell grounds out to 2nd. I don't think we will score double digits for a third game in a row...

Bottom of the third:
With 1 out, Jerry Suazo lines a hit to right. P Mike McLane has an injury and has to leave. New Pitcher: Ken Moller (26-L) with a 3.24 ERA in 16.2 IP. Dave Risinger grounds into a force at 2nd, 1-6, and SS Angel Arana is hurt and has to leave the game. Dale Cave (30-R), a first baseman is in to play short... Brian Mitchell pops out to center.

Editor's Note: Arana is the only player on the team rated for SS....

Bottom of the Fourth:
Glenn Snowden grounds a hit to right and goes to 2nd on a wild pitch. With 1 out, Rick Mansoor draws a walk. A.J. Lee takes a 3-2 pitch for strike three... Juan Rojas grounds a hit to center and Snowden scores! 1 to 0, Beavers!

Bottom of the Fifth:
With 1 out, Dave Risinger reaches on catcher's interference. Brian Mitchell lines a hit to right and Risinger beats the throw to 3rd. On the pitch after a pitchout, Mitchell takes off for 2nd. He is safe, but Glenn Snowden strikes out looking... 2 outs. Carlos Lopez pops out to short.

Top of the Eighth:
The Bullpen is ready. Harvey Turner walks. Bob Swanson lines a hit to left center. Dennie Rayner grounds into a force at 2nd, 5-4, and Turner goes to 3rd. Jim Holberton triples to left and both runners score... 2 to 1, Solons. Call to the Bullpen: Victor Alvarez (29-L). Larry Pierce lines a hit to left and Holberton scores... 3 to 1, Solons. Call to the Bullpen: Denny Jennissen (29-R). Joaquin Hernandez grounds a hit to right. Dale Cave grounds into a 6-4-3 double play!

Bottom of the Ninth:
New Pitcher: David Fuentes (26-R), their closer and our ex-reliever. He's 2-1 with 5 SV and a 1.98 ERA in 13.2 IP with 1 BB and 13 SO and 0 HR. In two seasons for us he never had an ERA under 3 for us. A.J. Lee grounds a hit to right. PH Fernando Mexicano (22-L) flies out to left. PH Oscar Trejo (30-R) grounds into a 6-4-3 double play....

Lost - 3 to 1

We had 7 hits (all singles) and made 1 error
Sacramento had 7 hits and made 1 error

Bobby Johnson (L 3-3) went 7.1 innings, allowed 3 runs, 5 hits, 3 walks and struck out 6. 125 pitches.

LHP Victor Alvarez faced 1 batter and allowed a hit.
RHP Denny Jennissen went 1.2 scoreless innings and allowed a hit.

Mike McLane went 2.1 scoreless innings, gave us 2 hits, 2 walks and struck out 1.
LHP Rick Iverson (W 1-0) went 2 scoreless innings, gave us 1 hits and struck out 1.
RHP David Fuentes (SV 6) pitched a scoreless 9th and gave us 1 hit.

1B Glenn Snowden had 2 hits and scored a run. C Rick Mansoor drew 2 walks.


The Solons announced that Mike McLane had bone spurs in his elbow and would miss 5 weeks or so. SS Angel Arana Had a strained back that would probably bother him for 3 or 4 days.

Questdog 12-07-2019 10:55 PM

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May 5, 2003

Monday Morning Report

NL Player of the Week - Ernesto Maduro, SP, Washington (23-L 4-0 0.85) 2-0 0.00 2 GS, 18 IP, 6 H, 0 HR, 3 BB, 10 SO. Pitched two shutouts.
PCL Player of the Week - Glenn Snowden, 1B, Portland (26-R .383/.495/.679) Had 10 hits (16 AB) with 1 2B, 3 HR, 7 BB, 2 SO, 6 R and 8 RBI in 5 G (3rd career PoW)

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

April 29 - CF Duane Bailey (28-R) of Salt Lake City had 2 hits with a home run and 5 RBI at home versus Kansas City. The Bees won, 8 to 2.
April 29 - Rookie Ernesto Maduro (23-L) of Washington pitched a 4 hit shutout at home versus Toronto. He walked 2 and struck out 4. The Nationals won, 2 to 0, and only had 5 hits themselves.
April 30 - LF Enrique Ramos (24-L) of New York had 4 hits with a double and 2 home runs and 6 RBI at Boston, but the Giants lost, 11 to 8. Rookie 3B Harvey Sanberg (24-R) had 3 hits with a home run and a walk, scored 3 runs and had 5 RBI for the Braves. Boston has won 10 games in a row.
May 1 - 3B Alex Garrido (26-L) of Cleveland had 4 hits, stole a base, scored 4 runs and had an RBI at St. Louis. The Indians won, 10 to 7.
May 2 - Miami won at Cincinnati, 7 to 5, in 17 innings. Rookie Ron Fisher (25-R) won the game with 5 innings of 1 hit, shutout relief.
May 3 - Gustavo Cisneros (28-L) of Boston pitched a 5 hit shutout at Toronto. He walked 5 and struck out 3. He is now 1-0 with a 5.79 ERa in 4 starts. The Braves won, 6 to 0, for their 12th win in a row.
May 4 - LF Kevin McKinney (22-R) of Denver had 5 hits and scored a run at Salt Lake City. The Bears won, 8 to 5, in 11 innings.
May 4 - LF Clay Laurence (23-R) of San Francisco went 4 for 4 with a triple and a home run and 4 RBI at home versus Oakland. The Seals won, 9 to 4.
May 4 - Rookie Ernesto Maduro (23-L) of Washington pitched a 2 hit shutout at home versus Baltimore. 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 4-0 with a 0.85 ERA in 4 starts. The Nationals won, 6 to 0.
May 4 - Boston lost at Toronto, 3 to 1, ending their 12 game winning streak.
May 4 - Bob Showalter (29-R) of Brooklyn pitched a 4 hit shutout at home versus Montreal. He walked 1 and struck out 9. At bat, he had a hit. It is his 2nd shutout of the season. He is now 3-2 with a 2.40 ERA in 6 starts. The Dodgers won, 8 to 0.


Questdog 12-08-2019 11:00 AM

Monday, May 5, 2003

We are in San Diego for the shortest road trip in history. We'll play two games here before we head back home. The Padres just won 2 of 3 up in Los Angeles over the weekend, winning games by scores of 1 to 0 and 2 to 1 and losing, 11 to 5. We were just here two weeks ago and swept them in 3 games. They are last in the PCL in scoring with 2.92 runs per game (Portland is tied for 1st with the Seals at 5.84!). They are hitting .201 as a team (last) and we are up to .273 (4th). They are 11th in fewest runs allowed with 4.67 per game (Portland is still #1 with 2.80). Their run differential is -42 and ours is +76, the best in Baseball! We are 17-8, but 3 games UNDER our Pythagorean projection!

Portland Beavers (17-8 .680 in 1st place in the PCL West) at
San Diego Padres (9-15 .375 7.5 GB in 7th place in the PCL West)

POR: Bill Woodward (22-R 2-1 3.96) Rookie vs. SD: Bobby Wolfe (26-R 2-2 4.60)

Woodward pitched a CG 5 hitter last time out, giving up a home run with 2 outs in the 9th to spoil the shutout.

Wolfe has given up at least 4 runs in each of his last 4 starts, one of which was here against the Beavers. We scored 5 runs (4 earned) in 3.2 IP.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
PORTLAND
1: RF Jerry Suazo (28-L .222-99-2-6-.590 91) 18 R/19 SO
2: CF Brian Mitchell (22-L .391-92-0-9-.929 75) 25 R/11 SB
3: 3B Fernando Mexicano (22-L .326-86-7-24-1.082 55) Silver Slugger 6 2B/18 BB
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (26-R .383-81-6-25-1.174 70) Silver Slugger/2-time All-Star(MVP)/Gold Glove(01) 6 2B/18 BB/7 SO
5: LF Carlos Lopez (28-L .227-44-0-7-.579 70) 13 SO
6: C Rick Mansoor (29-R .262-42-0-11-.677 77) 7 BB
7: 2B A.J. Lee (23-R .324-37-2-7-.872 95)
8: SS Juan Rojas (24-S .232-82-0-10-.552) 18 SO
9: P Bill Woodward (22-R .125-8-0-2-.250 45) Rookie Hit .273 in B Ball

SAN DIEGO
1: CF Dick Berube (22-R .284-88-0-2-.705 77) Rookie 15 R/5 2B/10 SB
2: 3B Rick Potter (31-R .211-38-0-4-.522 89) 2-time Gold Glove 6 BB/2 SB
3: LF Pete Reid (28-L .167-54-2-5-.474 62) 2 BB/12 SO
4: 1B Buddy Potts (28-R .273-77-0-7-.672 86) Gold Glove 6 SB
5: 2B Norman Darcy (26-L .195-82-0-3-.513 93) 12 BB HIt .290 last year
6: SS Del Hall (31-S .167-18-1-2-.848 99) 2-time Gold Glove 5 BB/0 1B
7: C Barry Solomon (24-L .102-49-0-2-.389 59) Rookie 1 R/11 BB #10 pick
8: RF Milt White (28-R .153-59-1-9-.459 79) 1 R/15 SO
9: P Bobby Wolfe (26-R .250-8-0-0-.500 1)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Jack Murphy Stadium
Weather: 75 F, Clear Skies, with a 10 MPH wind blowing in from left
Attendance: 14,895

Top of the First:

Jerry Suazo swings at the first pitch and flies out to deep center. Brian Mitchell grounds a hit to left. He steals 2nd. Fernando Mexicano lines a hit to left and Mitchell scores without a throw! 1 to 0, Beavers! Glenn Snowden takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. Carlos Lopez strikes out on 3 pitches.... Rick Mansoor swings at a 3-2 pitch and grounds out to 2nd.

Bottom of the First:
Dick Berube leads off with a home run to left... Tie Game: 1 to 1. The first HR of his career... Rick Potter lines a 2-2 pitch to center for a hit. Pete Reid takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4... Buddy Potts pops one foul behind the plate, but C Rick Mansoor cannot hold on to it... E-2. Given another chance, Potts strikes out! Norman Darcy takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4 to load the bases up with 1 out... Del Hall lines a hit to center and Potter scores... 2 to 1, Padres. We get the Bullpen stirring. Barry Solomon hits a Grand Slam to center... 6 to 1, Padres. He is the second Padre to hit their first career home run this inning... Their whole lineup had 4 HR on the season coming into this game... Milt White grounds out to 2nd. P Bobby Wolfe strikes out.

Lost - 7 to 1

We had 7 hits (all singles) and made 1 error
San Diego had 9 hits and made no errors

Bill Woodward (L 2-2) went 1 inning, allowed 6 runs, 4 hits, 2 home runs, 2 walks and struck out 2. 45 pitches.
RHP Rich Larkin went 3 innings, allowed 1 run, 3 hits, 2 walks and struck out 2.
LHP Vic Kyzer went 2 scoreless innings, allowed 1 hit and struck out 2.
RHP Denny Jennissen faced 2 batters and got them both out with 1 strikeout, but had to leave the game with an injury.
RHP Jon Weekley went 1.1 scoreless innings, allowed 1 hit and struck out 1.

Bobby Wolfe (W 3-2) went 7 innings, gave us 1 run, 7 hits, 3 walks and struck out 3. At bat, he drew a walk.

RF Jerry Suazo had a hit and 2 walks. CF Brian Mitchell had 2 hits, stole a base and scored our run. 3B Fernando Mexicano had 2 hits and our RBI. 1B Glenn Snowden had a hit and 2 walks.

For San Diego, rookie C Barry Solomon had 2 hits with a Grand Slam, his 1st career home run.

Trudy the Trainer's report on Denny Jennissen is a pulled hamstring that will keep him out for about 5 weeks.

Questdog 12-08-2019 01:16 PM

Tuesday, May 6, 2003

We put RP Denny Jennissen (29-R) on the Disabled List and we optioned C Jim Shippy (32-R) and RF Jose Julio (29-R) to Vancouver (A). We recalled RP Jim Kokos (29-R) and LF Kim Springer (22-L) and purchased the contract of C Tim Higbee (20-S).

Shippy just is not hitting a lick and Higbee has to be at least as good as Shippy has been. C Rick Mansoor, who hit so well for us last year, has hit a little bit this year, but after grounding into 1 DP in 120 AB last year, he has 4 in 46 AB this season. Springer did not set the world afire in his time in Vancouver (.208), but Carlos Lopez is doing nothing but striking out lately.

Portland Beavers (17-9 .654 in 1st place in the PCL West) at
San Diego Padres (10-15 .400 6.5 GB in 7th place in the PCL West)

POR: Steve Muir (28-R 4-1 2.29) Gold Glove(01) vs. SD: Pablo Venegas (23-R 1-1 2.87) Rookie

Muir has won 3 in a row with a 6 hit shutout his last time out.

The last time Venegas took the mound was against us almost 3 weeks ago. He has not been injured. He took the loss that day, but pitched well, holding us to 3 runs in 7 IP.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
PORTLAND
1: RF Jerry Suazo (28-L .225-102-2-6-.605 91)
2: CF Brian Mitchell (22-L .396-96-0-9-.932 75)
3: 3B Fernando Mexicano (22-L .333-90-7-25-1.078 55) Silver Slugger
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (26-R .386-83-6-25-1.179 70) Silver Slugger/2-time All-Star(MVP)/Gold Glove(01)
5: LF Kim Springer (22-L .224-67-0-7-.602 66)
6: SS Dave Risinger (27-R .280-82-0-14-.819 88)
7: 2B A.J. Lee (23-R .300-40-2-7-.824 95)
8: C Tim Higbee (20-S Major League debut 45) Rookie Hit .319/.340/.489 at Vancouver (A) in 94 AB
9: P Steve Muir (28-R .182-11-0-2-.455 16) Gold Glove(01)

SAN DIEGO
1: CF Dick Berube (22-R .280-93-1-3-.721 77) Rookie
2: 3B Rick Potter (31-R .220-41-0-4-.546 89) 2-time Gold Glove
3: LF Pete Reid (28-L .175-57-2-5-.497 62)
4: 1B Buddy Potts (28-R .284-81-0-8-.688 86) Gold Glove
5: 2B Norman Darcy (26-L .188-85-0-3-.503 93)
6: SS Del Hall (31-S .182-22-1-3-.788 99) 2-time Gold Glove
7: C Mark Coronato (28-R .111-18-0-0-.349 68)
8: RF Milt White (28-R .143-63-1-9-.432 79)
9: P Pablo Venegas (23-L .000-3-0-0-.000 1) Rookie

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Jack Murphy Stadium
Weather: 70 F, Partly Cloudy, with an 8 MPH wind blowing out to center
Attendance: 15,285

Top of the First:
Jerry Suazo strikes out on three pitches... Brian Mitchell beats out an infield hit. His BA is now .402!! Fernando Mexicano lines out to right. Glenn Snowden pops out to short.

Bottom of the First:
Dick Berube swings at the first pitch and rips a line drive hit to left. He steals 2nd. At least rookie C Tim Higbee did not throw the ball into center! Rick Potter doubles to right and Berube scores. 1 to 0, Padres. All of a sudden the Padres' hapless offense is manhandling the best pitching staff in the PCL (at least statistically).... They have 6 (!) hitters in their lineup hitting under .200... Pete Reid flies out to right. Buddy Potts pops out to 2nd. Norman Darcy walks. Del Hall pops out to short!

Top of the Second:
In his first AB back from exile, Kim Springer doubles down the right field line! With 1 out, A.J. Lee lines a hit to left and Springer heads home....Safe! Tie Game: 1 to 1. Tin Higbee, in his first Major League At Bat, flies out to deep right center, just short of the warning track. P Steve Muir lines a hit to center and Lee goes to 3rd. Jerry Suazo grounds out to 2nd....

Top of the Third:
Brian Mitchell and Fernando Mexicano leadoff with back to back singles and we have runners at the corners with no outs. Glenn Snowden doubles to left center and Mitchell scores! 2 to 1, Beavers! Kim Springer pops one to shallow center and Dick Berube makes a running catch and then doubles Snowden off at 2nd... Dave Risinger grounds out to short.

Top of the Fifth:
With 1 out, Brian Mitchell grounds his 3rd hit of the day to right! It is his 10th multi-hit game in the last 11! 26 hits! .578 BA!! He gets caught stealing.... Fernando Mexicano doubles down the right field line. Glenn Snowden loops a hit to left and Mexicano scores! 3 to 1, Beavers! Kim Springer walks. Dave Risinger swings at the first pitch and lines a hit to left and Snowden scores without a throw! 4 to 1, Beavers! A.J. Lee hits the hardest ball of the inning, but lines out to 3rd.

Bottom of the Fifth:

PH Salvador Oceguera (36-R) gets beaned. Dick Berube grounds a double play ball to short, but Dave Risinger makes a bum throw to 2nd and all hands are safe... Rick Potter grounds into a force at 2nd, 6-4, and Oceguera goes to 3rd. Pete Reid flies out to the warning track in right and Oceguera trots home. 4 to 2, Beavers. Buddy Potts doubles to center... The Bullpen is up. Norman Darcy swings at a 3-2 pitch and strikes out! First K of the day for P Steve Muir.

Bottom of the Ninth:
New Pitcher: Roy Huls (22-R). Jack Hinckley stays in the game to play right and Scott Plourde is in to play 3rd. Mark Coronato takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4... PH Wayne Jarvis (25-L), a rookie who is 0 for 3 in his career, grounds a hit to left... PH Barry Solomon (24-L), the rookie catcher who hit a Grand Slam yesterday, strikes out! Dick Berube strikes out! Rick Potter swings at a 3-2 pitch and grounds out to 1st, unassisted, and THIS Ball Game Belongs to the Beavers!

Won - 4 to 2

We had 13 hits and made 1 error
San Diego had 7 hits and made no errors

Steve Muir (W 5-1) went 7.1 innings, allowed 2 runs (1 earned), 5 hits, 3 walks, 1 HBP and struck out 2. 112 pitches. At bat, he had a hit.
LHP Victor Alvarez (H 3) got 2 outs and allowed 1 hit.
RHP Roy Huls (SV 6) pitched a scoreless 9th, allowed 1 hit, 1 walk and struck out 2.

Pablo Venegas (L 1-2) went 5 innings, gave us 4 runs, 11 hits, 1 walk and struck out 1. He is the first pitcher to lose 2 game to the Beavers this season.

CF Brian Mitchell had 3 hits and scored a run. 3B Fernando Mexicano had 2 hits with a double and scored a run. 1B Glenn Snowden had 2 hits with a double, scored a run and had 2 RBI. LH Kim Springer hit a double and drew a walk and scored a run. SS Dave Risinger had 2 hits and an RBI. C Tim Higbee, in his Major League debut, went 0 for 4 with a strikeout. PH/RF Jack Hinckley had a hit.

Questdog 12-08-2019 05:35 PM

Thursday, May 8, 2003

We are back home to play the Houston Astros a 4 game series through the weekend. They just beat Salt Lake City twice at home. We were 4-4 against them last year and in 2001. They are 6th in the PCL in scoring with 4.74 runs per game (Portland is down to 3rd with 5.59). The Astros are 2nd in fewest runs allowed with 3.48 per game (Portland is still #1 with 2.93). Their run differential is +34 and ours is +72.

Houston Astros (15-12 .556 5 GB in 3rd place in the PCL East) at
Portland Beavers (18-9 .667 in 1st place in the PCL West)

HOU: Jesus Benitez (23-R 1-1 2.05) vs. POR: Frank Flores (24-R 4-1 2.55)

We faced Benitez once last year and scored 7 runs in 3.1 IP.

Flores has won 3 in a row. He gave up 2 runs in 6 IP last time out with 3 hits and 4 walks allowed. He had walked 4 total in his 1st 4 starts.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
HOUSTON
1: 2B Tom Babcock (27-L .244-86-2-12-.797 62) 18 R/6 2B/13 BB/5 SB
2: SS Jim Sager (24-R .287-115-3-12-.723 89) Silver Slugger/All-Star 5 BB
3: 3B Russ Jimenez (32-R .370-100-2-12-.933 69) Silver Slugger(2B)/2-time All-Star 18 R/16 BB
4: RF Tommy Gibralter (24-L .313-83-3-19-.841 52)
5: 1B Bob Alsip (29-R .272-81-2-12-.767 64) 9 2B
6: LF Stewart Courchesne (21-L .333-21-0-3-.762 99) Rookie 2 2B/0 BB #9 pick
7: CF Greg Wertz (31-R .174-92-1-6-.490 79) 5 SB
8: C Ivan Borrero (30-R .217-83-3-13-.644 79)
9: P Jesus Benitez (23-L .333-9-0-1-.778 53) 4 for 66 (.061) last year

PORTLAND
1: RF Jerry Suazo (28-L .217-106-2-6-.583 91) 18 R
2: CF Brian Mitchell (22-L .406-101-0-9-.945 75) 27 R/12 SB
3: 3B Fernando Mexicano (22-L .340-94-7-25-1.085 55) Silver Slugger 16 R/7 2B/18 BB
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (26-R .391-87-6-27-1.183 70) Silver Slugger/2-time All-Star(MVP)/Gold Glove(01) 16 R/7 2B/20 BB
5: LF Kim Springer (22-L .229-70-0-7-.629 66) 10 R/6 2B/4 BB/17 SO
6: SS Dave Risinger (27-R .291-86-0-15-.826 88) 4 3B/14 BB
7: 2B A.J. Lee (23-R .295-44-2-8-.795 95)
8: C Tim Higbee (20-S .000-4-0-0-.000 45) Rookie
9: P Frank Flores (24-R .143-14-0-3-.286 36)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Metropolitan Stadium
Weather: 66 F, Clear Skies, with a 15 MPH wind blowing in from right
Attendance: 16,280

Top of the First:
Tom Babcock swings at a 3-2 pitch and lines a hit to center. Jim Sager flies out to deep right. Babcock steals 2nd and C Tim Higbee throws the ball into center field and Babcock goes to 3rd. Russ Jimenez grounds one to 2nd and A.J. Lee boots it and Babcock scores... 1 to 0, Astros. Tommy Gibralter grounds a hit to left. Bob Alsip pops out to center. 2 outs. Stewart Courchesne grounds out to 2nd and A.J. Lee makes the play this time...

Bottom of the First:
Jerry Suazo grounds out to 2nd. Brian Mitchell grounds one to short, but Jim Sager throws it away for a 2 base error. Mitchell steals 3rd. Fernando Mexicano swings at a 3-0 pitch and beats out an infield hit and Mitchell scores! Tie Game: 1 to 1. Glenn Snowden flies out to deep left. 2 outs. Kim Springer doubles to left center and Mexicano scores from 1st! 2 to 1, Beavers! A passed ball sends Springer to 3rd. Dave Risinger swings at a 3-2 pitch and misses.

Bottom of the Third:
A.J. Lee beats out an infield hit, Tin Higbee lines his first career hit to left and Lee heads to 3rd, but rookie Stewart Courchesne throws him out...

Top of the Fourth:
Tommy Gibralter walks and Bob Alsip doubles to center. Stewart Courchesne pops out to center and the runners hold. Greg Wertz strikes out on 3 pitches! We walk Ivan Borrero intentionally to face P Jesus Benitez. He grounds out to the pitcher!

Bottom of the Sixth:
Fernando Mexicano loops a hit to right and Glenn Snowden takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. The next three make outs....

Top of the Ninth:
On the Hill: Roy Huls (22-R), after getting 2 outs in the 8th. Ivan Borrero gets beaned... PH Steve McDonald (32-R), who is 0 for 6 on the season is sent up. Was was signed as a free agent from Pittsburgh, where he hit .333 in 135 AB with 1 HR last year. He bunts Borrero to 2nd. Tom Babcock pops one to shallow center and Brian Mitchell races in and makes a diving catch! 2 outs. Jim Sager grounds out to short and THIS Ball Game Belongs to the Beavers!

Won - 2 to 1

We had 8 hits and made 3 errors
Houston had 6 hits and made 1 error

Frank Flores (W 5-1) went 7 innings, allowed 1 unearned run, 5 hits, 4 walks (2 INT) and struck out 3.
LHP Vic Kyzer (H 2) got 1 out and allowed 1 hit.
RHP Roy Huls (SV 7) went 1.2 scoreless innings, allowed 1 HBP and struck out 1. He threw a WP.

Jesus Benitez (L 1-2) went 8 innings (CG), gave us 2 unearned runs, 8 hits, 2 walks and struck out 4. 133 pitches.

3B/LF Fernando Mexicano had 2 hits, scored a run and had an RBI. 1B Glenn Snowden had a hit and a walk. LF Kim Springer hit a double and had an RBI. C Tim Higbee had 2 hits, his 1st two as a Major Leaguer.

Questdog 12-08-2019 06:46 PM

Friday, May 9, 2003

Houston Astros (15-13 .536 5 GB in 3rd place in the PCL East) at
Portland Beavers (19-9 .679 in 1st place in the PCL West)

HOU: Bill Reynolds (27-R 3-3 2.86) vs. POR: Bobby Johnson (24-R 3-3 3.32)

Reynolds is their #1 starter. He leads the PCL in strikeouts with 41. He has only allowed 2 total runs in his last 2 starts (17 IP). We have never faced him before.

Johnson is our #1 starter, but he has the worst ERA and the fewest wins of any of our top 4. He is walking 4.7 batters per 9 innings so far this year, more than double his career rate of 2.1 coming into this season. He lost last time out, but went 7.1 IP and gave up 5 hits and 3 walks and 3 runs.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
HOUSTON
1: 2B Tom Babcock (27-L .244-90-2-12-.791 62)
2: SS Jim Sager (24-R .275-120-3-12-.693 89) Silver Slugger/All-Star
3: 3B Russ Jimenez (32-R .365-104-2-13-.917 69) Silver Slugger(2B)/2-time All-Star
4: LF Tommy Gibralter (24-L .326-86-3-19-.863 57)
5: 1B Bob Alsip (29-R .271-85-2-12-.767 64)
6: CF Greg Wertz (31-R .179-95-1-6-.516 79)
7: C Ivan Borrero (30-R .214-84-3-13-.659 79)
8: RF Tracy King (25-R .237-38-0-4-.546 86)
9: P Bill Reynolds (27-R .182-11-0-1-.439 21)

PORTLAND
1: SS Dave Risinger (27-R .289-90-0-15-.813 88)
2: CF Brian Mitchell (22-L .394-104-0-9-.923 75)
3: 3B Fernando Mexicano (22-L .347-98-7-26-1.081 55) Silver Slugger
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (26-R .389-90-6-27-1.171 70) Silver Slugger/2-time All-Star(MVP)/Gold Glove(01)
5: LF Kim Springer (22-L .230-74-0-8-.635 66)
6: 2B A.J. Lee (23-R .298-47-2-8-.787 95)
7: RF Jack Hinckley (27-R .333-21-0-1-.820 99)
8: C Tim Higbee (20-S .286-7-0-0-.571 45) Rookie
9: P Bobby Johnson (24-R .083-12-0-1-.244 1)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Metropolitan Stadium
Weather: 58 F, Partly Cloudy, with a 9 MPH wind blowing left to right
Attendance: 20,226

Top of the First:
Tom Babcock beats out an infield hit... Jim Sager beats out an infield hit... Russ Jimenez grounds out to 3rd and the runners advance. Tommy Gibralter grounds out to the pitcher and the runners hold. Bob Alsip strikes out!

Bottom of the First:

Dave Risinger strikes out. Brian Mitchell grounds out to short. Fernando Mexicano grounds out to 2nd...

Bottom of the Third:

Jack Hinckley leads off with a double down the left field line. Tim Higbee takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. P Bobby Johnson bunts the runners up. Dave Risinger takes a 3-2 pitch for strike three... Brian Mitchell takes a 3-2 pitch for strike three...

Top of the Fourth:
Russ Jimenez lines a hit to right and goes to 2nd on a ground out, A.J. Lee making a great play. With 2 outs, all we have to do is get a .170 hitter out to keep runs off the board, but Greg Wertz doubles to left center and Jimenez scores... 1 to 0, Astros. Ivan Borrero, another talented hitter (.214), lobs a hit to left center and Wertz heads home, but Kim Springer throws him out!!

Top of the Sixth:
Russ Jimenez lines a hit to center and we get the Bullpen busy. With 1 out, a wild pitch sends Jimenez to 2nd. We walk Bob Alsip intentionally. Jimenez steals 3rd. Greg Wertz, the .170 hitter who had the RBI double earlier, grounds into a 6-4-3 double play!!

Bottom of the Sixth:
Fernando Mexicano grounds a hit to center. Glenn Snowden swings at a 3-2 pitch and hits a home run to left!! 2 to 1, Beavers!

Top of the Seventh:

Ivan Borrero loops a hit to right. The Bullpen is back up. Tracy King lays down a bunt and beats it out for a hit... PH Billy Haggar (32-R) bunts the runners up. Call to the Bullpen: Victor Alvarez (29-L). They pull down Tom Babcock and send up PH Steve McDonald (32-R), 0 for 6 on the year. He lines a hit to left and both runners score... 3 to 2, Astros. Call to the Bullpen: Jon Weekley (27-R). McDonald steals 2nd. Jim Sager takes a 3-2 pitch for strike three. 2 outs. Russ Jimenez flies out to deep center.

Bottom of the Eighth:

On the Hill: Trevor Magnan (22-R), a rookie beginning his second inning of work after a scoreless 7th. He strikes out Kim Springer and A.J. Lee... Jack Hinckley lines a hit to left center. They make a pitching change. New Pitcher: Mike Bagg (25-R), a rookie making his debut with the Astros after they claimed him off the waiver wire from San Antonio. For the Missions, he pitched 11.1 innings, allowed 2 hits, 2 walks and struck out 16, but that was not good enough... Editor's Note: This is why we had waivers off before.... Why the heck would you put a guy who had stats like that on waivers? Tim Higbee doubles to left center and Hinckley scores from 1st and Higbee ends up on 3rd!!! Tie Game: 3 to 3. PH Oscar Trejo (30-R) gets walked intentionally. P Bagg balks in a run!! 4 to 3, Beavers! Dave Risinger takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. Brian Mitchell walks to load the bases up with 2 outs. Fernando Mexicano strikes out...

Top of the Ninth:
New Pitcher: Roy Huls (22-R). Scott Plourde is in to play 3rd and Rick Mansoor is in to catch. Fernando Mexicano moves to left. PH Mike Oakley (29-L), who hit 55 HR over the last two seasons, but only has 1 this year in 98 AB, grounds out to the pitcher! PH Stewart Courchesne (21-L), who was the 9th overall pick in this year's B Leagues Draft, doubles to right center... RF Steve McDonald, who had the go ahead hit in the 7th, grounds out to 3rd! 2 outs. Jim Sager doubles down the left field line and Courchesne scores... Tie Game: 4 to 4. Russ Jimenez strikes out looking.

Bottom of the Ninth:
New Pitcher: Chuck Nelson (24-R), a rookie with 3 innings under his belt. 1 run, no walks and 4 SO. Glenn Snowden grounds a hit to left. A wild pitch sends him to 2nd. C Rick Mansoor draws a walk. A.J. Lee bunts the runners up. Jack Hinckley is walked intentionally to load them up with 1 out for 3B Scott Plourde.... He pops out to right and the runners hold... PH Jerry Suazo (28-L) takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4 and THIS Ball Game Belongs to the Beavers!

Won - 5 to 4

We had 10 hits and made no errors
Houston had 13 hits and made 1 error

Bobby Johnson went 6.1 innings, allowed 3 runs, 9 hits, 1 walk (INT) and struck out 3. He threw a WP. At bat, he hit a double. Only the 2nd no decision by a Beaver Starting pitcher this season (Woodward).
LHP Victor Alvarez (BS 1) faced 1 batter and gave up a hit.
RHP Jon Weekley went 1.2 scoreless innings, allowed 1 hit and struck out 3.
RHP Roy Huls (W 1-0 BS 2) went 1 inning, allowed 1 run, 2 hits and struck out 1.

Bill Reynolds went 6 innings, gave us 2 runs, 7 hits, 1 home run, 2 walks (1 INT), 1 HBP and struck out 4.
RHP Chuck Nelson (L 0-1) got 2 outs, gave us 1 run, 1 hit and 3 walks.

3B/LF Fernando Mexicano had 2 hits and scored a run. 1B Glenn Snowden had 3 hits with his 7th home run of the season, scored 2 runs and had 2 RBI. LF Kim Springer had a hit and was hit by a pitch and threw a runner out at the plate. C Rick Mansoor drew a walk in his only appearance at the plate. RF Jack Hinckley had 2 hits with a double and a walk and scored a run. C Tim Higbee hit a double, drew 2 walks (1 INT), scored a run and had an RBI. PH Oscar Trejo was walked intentionally. PH Jerry Suazo won the game with a bases loaded walk.

Questdog 12-08-2019 08:29 PM

Saturday, May 10, 2003

Houston Astros (15-14 .517 5 GB in 3rd place in the PCL East) at
Portland Beavers (20-9 .690 in 1st place in the PCL West)

HOU: Bruce Ancona (23-L 1-1 3.86) Rookie vs. POR: Rondey Moe (27-R 4-1 2.57)

This will be Ancona's 2nd Major League start. In his first, he allowed 3 runs, 10 hits and 1 walk in 7 IP at Dallas, but the Astros only scored 1 run and he took a loss. He is only the 4th lefty we have faced this season and the 1st since April 18.

Moe won last time out with 1 run allowed in 6 IP. He did not walk a batter.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
HOUSTON
1: CF Greg Wertz (31-R .182-99-1-7-.526 79)
2: SS Jim Sager (24-R .280-125-3-13-.705 89) Silver Slugger/All-Star
3: 3B Russ Jimenez (32-R .367-109-2-13-.912 69) Silver Slugger(2B)/2-time All-Star
4: LF Tommy Gibralter (24-L .311-90-3-19-.827 57)
5: 1B Bob Alsip (29-R .273-88-2-12-.770 64)
6: RF Mike Oakley (29-L .253-99-1-14-.642 50) Silver Slugger/All-Star
7: C Ivan Borrero (30-R .227-88-3-13-.674 79)
8: 2B Kevin Shellhammer (25-R .263-19-1-1-.754 106) Rookie
9: P Bruce Ancona (23-S .000-3-0-0-.000 31) Rookie

PORTLAND
1: LF Jack Hinckley (27-R .360-25-0-1-.909 105)
2: 2B A.J. Lee (23-R .280-50-2-8-.741 95)
3: 3B Fernando Mexicano (22-L .350-103-7-26-1.068 55) Silver Slugger
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (26-R .400-95-7-29-1.203 70) Silver Slugger/2-time All-Star(MVP)/Gold Glove(01)
5: SS Dave Risinger (27-R .277-94-0-15-.786 88)
6: C Tim Higbee (20-S .333-9-0-1-.899 45) Rookie
7: CF Brian Mitchell (22-L .380-108-0-9-.895 75)
8: RF Jerry Suazo (28-L .209-110-2-7-.569 91)
9: P Rondey Moe (27-L .462-13-0-3-.962 1)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Metropolitan Stadium
Weather: 68 F, Clear Skies, with a 9 MPH wind blowing in from right
Attendance: 21,570

Another new record crowd!

Top of the First:
Greg Wertz strikes out looking! Jim Sager flares one down the right field line and Jerry Suazo makes a diving catch! Russ Jimenez swings at a 3-2 pitch and misses! 1-2-3!

Bottom of the First:
Jack Hinckley grounds out to 3rd. A.J. Lee grounds out to 3rd. Fernando Mexicano flies out to deep left...

Bottom of the Second:
With 2 outs, Tim Higbee hits a home run to left! 1 to 0, Beavers! The first of his career!

Bottom of the Third:
With 1 out, Jack Hinckley triples to center! A.J. Lee takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. Fernando Mexicano grounds out to 1st, unassisted, and Lee goes to 2nd and Hinckley holds at 3rd. 2 outs. Glenn Snowden swings at a 3-2 pitch and pops out to left...

Top of the Fourth:

Russ Jimenez lines the first Astro hit to center. Tommy Gibralter gets beaned, the second one plunked by P Rondey Moe today. Bob Alsip grounds into a 6-4-3 double play and Jimenez goes to 3rd. Mike Oakley lines a hit to left and Jimenez scores. Tie Game: 1 to 1. Ivan Borrero takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. Kevin Shellhammer walks to load the bases up with 2 outs for the pitcher. P Bruce Ancona strikes out looking!

Bottom of the Eighth:
PH Juan Rojas (24-S) grounds a hit to center. Carlos Lopez (28-L) is sent in to pinch-run. PH Oscar Trejo (30-R) hits a home run to left!! 3 to 1, Beavers!

Won - 3 to 1

We had 6 hits and made 1 error
Houston had 6 hits and made no errors

Rondey Moe (W 5-1) went 8 innings, allowed 1 run, 5 hits, 2 walks, 2 HBP and struck out 9. He threw a WP.
RHP Rich Larkin (SV 1) pitched a scoreless 9th, allowed 1 hit and struck out 1.

Bruce Ancona (L 1-2) went 8 innings (CG), gave us 3 runs, 6 hits, 2 home runs, 1 walk and struck out 3.

LF/RF Jack Hinckley hit a triple. 2B A.J. Lee had a hit and a walk. C Tim Higbee hit his first career home run. PH Juan Rojas had a hit. PR Carlos Lopez scored a run. PH Oscar Trejo hit his 2nd home run of the season and had 2 RBI.

Questdog 12-08-2019 10:39 PM

Sunday, May 11, 2003

Houston Astros (15-15 .500 6 GB tied for 4th place in the PCL East) at
Portland Beavers (21-9 .700 in 1st place in the PCL West)

HOU: Jimmy Henderson (26-L 4-0 1.71) vs. POR: Steve Muir (28-R 5-1 2.11) Gold Glove(01)

Henderson has gone at least 8 innings in every one of his starts this season. He pitched a 5 hit shutout versus Salt Lake City his last time out and has 2 shutouts in 5 starts this season. We faced him once last season and he beat us with 8 IP and only 1 run allowed.

Muir has won 4 in a row with 5 runs total (4 earned) allowed in the games. But for the season he has only struck out 9 batters in 42.2 IP. 10 BB.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
HOUSTON
1: 2B Tom Babcock (27-L .245-94-2-12-.779 62)
2: SS Tracy King (25-R .244-41-0-4-.555 82)
3: 3B Russ Jimenez (32-R .363-113-2-13-.899 69) Silver Slugger(2B)/2-time All-Star
4: LF Tommy Gibralter (24-L .301-93-3-19-.807 57)
5: RF Mike Oakley (29-L .252-103-1-15-.636 50) Silver Slugger/All-Star
6: CF Greg Wertz (31-R .175-103-1-7-.506 79)
7: 1B Jim Sager (24-R .279-129-3-13-.699 90) Silver Slugger(SS)/All-Star
8: C Pete Copus (25-R Major League debut 70) Rookie
9: P Jimmy Henderson (26-L .063-16-1-4-.313 1)

PORTLAND
1: LF Jack Hinckley (27-R .345-29-0-1-.923 105)
2: 2B A.J. Lee (23-R .283-53-2-8-.748 95)
3: 3B Fernando Mexicano (22-L .336-107-7-26-1.030 55) Silver Slugger
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (26-R .388-98-7-29-1.169 70) Silver Slugger/2-time All-Star(MVP)/Gold Glove(01)
5: SS Dave Risinger (27-R .268-97-0-15-.763 88)
6: C Tim Higbee (20-S .333-12-1-2-1.095 45) Rookie
7: CF Brian Mitchell (22-L .378-111-0-9-.889 75)
8: RF Jerry Suazo (28-L .205-112-2-7-.559 91)
9: P Steve Muir (29-R .214-14-0-2-.500 16) Gold Glove(01)

Game Start: 1:05 PM
Ballpark: Metropolitan Stadium
Weather: 64 F, Clear Skies, with a 9 MPH wind blowing in from right
Attendance: 19,892

Top of the First:
Tom Babcock doubles to right. Tracy King swings at the first pitch and grounds out to 3rd. Russ Jimenez grounds out to short. Tommy Gibralter grounds out to 1st, 3-1!

Bottom of the First:
Jack Hinckley swings at the first pitch and grounds out to 1st, unassisted. A.J. Lee triples off with wall in right center! But he calls out Trudy the Trainer... Pinch-runner: Juan Rojas (24-S), who will stay in to play 2nd. Fernando Mexicano grounds out to 3rd and Rojas scores! 1 to 0, Beavers! Glenn Snowden doubles to right center. Dave Risinger swings at the first pitch and flies out to right.

Top of the Third:
With 1 out, Tracy King grounds a hit to right. Russ Jimenez gets hit by a pitch. They pull off a double steal... Tommy Gibralter lines a hit to left and both runners score... 2 to 1, Astros.

Top of the Fourth:
With 1 out, Rookie Pete Copus reaches on a 2 base throwing error by SS Dave Risinger, his 6th error of the season. He only made 10 in 99 games at short last year... P Jimmy Henderson swings at the first pitch and hits a home run to right center.... 4 to 1, Astros. He now has 2 hits on the season, both home runs...

Bottom of the Fifth:
PH Oscar Trejo (30-R) draws a walk. Jack Hinckley bunts him to 2nd. He was trying for a hit, but they give him a SH anyway. Juan Rojas beats out an infield hit. Fernando Mexicano lines a hit to center and Trejo scores. 4 to 2, Astros. Glenn Snowden grounds a hit to right and the bases are loaded with 1 out. Dave Risinger takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4 to force in a run! 4 to 3, Astros. A wild pitch scores Mexicano! Tie Game: 4 to 4. Tim Higbee pops out to 2nd... 2 outs. Brian Mitchell strikes out looking on 3 pitches...

Top of the Sixth:
New Pitcher: Jim Kokos (29-R), making his season debut. Greg Wertz, the .175 hitter, grounds a hit to left. The Bullpen is up. Jim Sager lays down a bunt, but C Tim Higbee throws the ball away for a 2 base error... 2nd and 3rd with no outs... We walk Pete Copus intentionally like morons.... PH Stewart Courchesne (21-L), the rookie hitting .320 in 25 AB, is sent up to hit for the pitcher. Call to the Bullpen: Victor Alvarez (29-L). Courchesne grounds one to 3rd and we turn a 5-2-3 double play! A passed ball scores Sager... 5 to 4, Astros. Brutal inning for C Tim Higbee. I may not be able to stomach his defense... Tom Babcock swings at a 3-2 pitch and misses.

Bottom of the Sixth:

New Pitcher: Tom Butterworth (27-R) with a 3.72 ERA in 19.1 IP for Cincinnati this season. 20 H, 15 BB and 22 SO. He is making his Astro debut after being claimed from waivers yesterday. With 2 outs, Jack Hinckley lines a hit to right and steals 2nd. Juan Rojas grounds a hit to right and Hinckley heads home...Safe! Tie Game: 5 to 5. Rojas steals 2nd, his first attempt in his 3rd season as a Beaver! Fernando Mexicano singles to right and Rojas scores! 6 to 5, Beavers! Glenn Snowden takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. Dave Risinger swings at a 3-2 pitch and grounds a hit to left and Mexicano scores and Snowden goes to 3rd! 7 to 5, Beavers! Tim Higbee grounds out to 2nd.

Top of the Seventh:

New Pitcher: Rich Larkin (23-R). Rick Mansoor is in to catch in a double switch. After 2 strikeouts, Tommy Gibralter hits a home run to right... 7 to 6, Beavers.

Top of the Ninth:

New Pitcher: Roy Huls (22-R). Scott Plourde is in to play 3rd and Fernando Mexicano moves to left. With 1 out, Tom Babcock doubles to right... Tracy King strikes out! Russ Jimenez grounds a hit to right and Babcock scores.... Tie Game: 7 to 7. Jimenez steals 2nd, even though we had a pitchout on... Tommy Gibralter lines a hit to left and Jimenez scores... 8 to 7, Astros. Mike Oakley grounds out to the pitcher...

Bottom of the Ninth:

New Pitcher: Tommy Trainum (36-R), their closer with a 1.29 ERA in only 7 IP. He has not been injured, just little used. With 2 outs, Brian Mitchell lines a hit to right. Jerry Suazo lines a hit to left center. Rick Mansoor strikes out...

Lost - 8 to 7

We had 15 hits and made 2 errors
Houston had 9 hits and made no errors

Steve Muir went 5 innings, allowed 4 runs (3 earned), 4 hits, 1 home run, 2 walks, 1 HBP and struck out 4 (season high).
RHP Jim Kokos faced 3 batters and did not get an out, allowed 1 unearned run, 1 hit and 1 walk (INT).
LHP Victor Alvarez faced 2 batters and got 3 outs with 1 strikeout.
RHP Rich Larkin (H 1) went 2 innings, allowed 1 run, 1 hit, a home run and struck out 4.
RHP Roy Huls (L 1-1 BS 3) went 1 inning, allowed 2 runs, 3 hits and struck out 1.

Jimmy Henderson went 5 innings, gave us 4 runs, 7 hits, 3 walks and struck out 3. He threw a WP. At bat, he hit a home run and had 2 RBI.
RHP Tom Butterworth (W 1-0 BS 1) went 3 innings, gave us 3 runs, 6 hits, 1 walk and struck out 2.
RHP Tommy Trainum (SV 4) pitched a scoreless 9 and gave us 2 hits and struck out 1.

2B A.J. Lee hit a triple in his only AB. PR/2B Juan Rojas had 3 hits, stole the first base of his career, scored 3 runs and had an RBI. 3B/LF Fernando Mexicano had 2 hits, scored 2 runs and had 3 RBI. 1B Glenn Snowden had 2 hits with a double and a walk. SS Dave Risinger had a hit and 2 walks and 2 RBI. CF Brian Mitchell had 3 hits and stole a base. PH Oscar Trejo drew a walk and scored a run. C Rick Mansoor hit a double.

For Houston, LF Tommy Gibralter had 3 hits with his 4th home run of the season and 4 RBI.

Trudy's report on A.J. Lee is a swollen knee that will probably bother him for 4 or 5 days.

Questdog 12-08-2019 10:41 PM

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May 12, 2003

Monday Morning Report

NL Player of the Week - Buddy Jacobson, CF, Philadelphia (26-L .379/.430/.597) Had 13 hits with 1 2B, 2 HR, 2 BB, 2 SO, 4 SB, 0 CS, 4 R and 7 RBI in 6 G (2nd career PoW)
PCL Player of the Week - Luis Hernandez, 1B, Seattle (34-R .380/.427/.657) Had 9 hits (17 AB) with 3 2B, 2 HR, 2 BB, 1 SO, 3 R and 5 RBI in 5 G (2nd career PoW)

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

May 6 - Preston Rogers (26-R) of San Antonio pitched a 5 hit shutout at Minnesota. He walked 1 and struck out 4. He is now 3-3 with a 3.70 ERA in 6 starts. The Missions won, 3 to 0, and only had 5 hits themselves.
May 6 - Jimmy Henderson (26-L) of Houston pitched a 5 hit shutout at home versus Salt Lake City. He walked 2 and struck out 2. It is his 2nd shutout of the season. He is now 4-0 with a 1.71 ERA in 5 starts. The Astros won, 4 to 0, and only had 3 hits themselves.
May 6 - 3B Ronaldo Entrevinhas (31-R) had 3 hits with a triple and a home run, scored 3 runs and had 3 RBI at home versus San Francisco. The Rainiers won, 11 to 3.
May 6 - Jerry Cunningham (32-L) of Atlanta pitched a 4 hit shutout at Chicago. He did not walk a batter and struck out 2. At bat, he hit a double and scored a run. He is now 3-0 with a 2.15 ERA in 6 starts. The Crackers won, 5 to 0.
May 7 - Billy Fritts (29-L) of Boston pitched a 4 hit shutout at Montreal. He walked 1 and struck out 2. It is his 2nd shutout of the season. He us now 4-1 with a 2.05 ERA in 7 starts. The Braves won, 3 to 0.
May 8 - Rookie RF Gregg Buckner (24-L) of Oakland had 3 hits with a Grand Slam and 5 RBI at home versus Milwaukee. The Oaks won, 10 to 1.
May 8 - John Riley (27-R) of San Diego pitched a 2 hit shutout at home versus Salt Lake City. He walked 3 and struck out 5. At bat, he had a hit and a walk, scored a run and had an RBI. It is his 2nd shutout of the season. He is now 3-4 with a 2.17 ERA in 7 starts. The Padres won, 9 to 0.
May 8 - CF Buddy Jacobson (26-L) of Philadelphia had 3 hits with a Grand Slam and 5 RBI at Atlanta. The Phillies won, 8 to 6.
May 9 - Tom Walters (27-R) of Hollywood pitched a 4 hit shutout at San Antonio. He did not walk a batter and struck out 8. He is now 2-3 with a 4.66 ERA in 7 starts. The Stars won, 3 to 0.
May 9 - RF Dong-hak Shong (24-L) of Milwaukee went 4 for 4 with a double and a home run, drew a walk, scored 2 runs and had 5 RBI at Oakland. The Brewers won, 8 to 0.
May 9 - Rookie Ernesto Maduro (23-L) of Washington pitched a 2 hit shutout at Pittsburgh. He walked 4 and struck out 1. It was his Major League leading 3rd shutout of the season. He is now 5-0 with an 0.66 ERA in 5 starts. The Nationals won, 1 to 0, and only had 4 hits themselves.
May 9 - Baltimore beat Chicago, 4 to 3, at home in 17 innings. Both teams scored a run in the 12th.
May 10 - Rookie CF Roy Schaltenbrand (25-R) of St. Louis hit a Grand Slam, drew a walk and had 5 RBI at Boston, but the Cardinals lost, 10 to 8. The Braves scored 9 runs in the 2nd inning.

Attachment 663289

The two-time defending World Champion Giants are in last place!


Questdog 12-09-2019 07:59 AM

Monday, May 12, 2003

We are in Dallas to play the PCL West division leading Eagles a 4 game series. The just lost 3 of 4 in Sacramento. We were 3-5 against them last season and 1-7 in 2001. They are 3rd in scoring in the PCL with 5.39 runs per game (Portland is up to 2nd with 5.42). we have scored 1 more run than they have. They lead the PCL in BA (.290) and SB (36). We are hitting .277 (3rd) and have stolen 25 bases (9th). The Eagles are 3rd in fewest runs allowed with 3.81 per game (Portland is #1 with 3.00). Their run differential is +49 and ours +75.

Portland Beavers (21-10 .677 in 1st place in the PCL West) at
Dallas Eagles (21-10 .677 in 1st place in the PCL East)

POR: Bill Woodward (22-R 2-2 5.88) Rookie vs. DAL: Jake Davidson (28-L Season debut)

2 starts ago, Woodward was 1 out from getting a shutout before he allowed a run; last time out, he gave up a run before he got an out and only went 1 inning and allowed 6 to score. If you are curious, none of the other rookie pitchers we took on this year are pitching very well for Vancouver.

Davidson is 14-14 with a 5.45 ERA in 44 career starts. We faced him once last year and he got a win, but only went 5 innings and gave us 8 hits and 3 walks, but we only scored twice.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
PORTLAND
1: LF Jack Hinckley (27-R .333-33-0-1-.874 105) 3 2B/2 SB
2: 2B Juan Rojas (24-S .253-91-0-11-.585 103) 4 BB/20 SO
3: 3B Fernando Mexicano (22-L .339-112-7-29-1.020 55) Silver Slugger 7 20 R/7 2B/18 BB
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (26-R .392-102-7-29-1.176 70) Silver Slugger/2-time All-Star(MVP)/Gold Glove(01) 8 2B/22 BB
5: SS Dave Risinger (27-R .270-100-0-17-.771 88) 4 3B/17 BB
6: C Tim Higbee (20-S .250-16-1-2-.833 45) Rookie 2 BB
7: CF Brian Mitchell (22-L .388-116-0-9-.902 75) 28 R/14 SB
8: RF Jerry Suazo (28-L .207-116-2-7-.557 91) 24 SO
9: P Bill Woodward (22-R .125-8-0-2-.250 45) Rookie

DALLAS
1: RF Kevin Ross (26-R .378-74-0-10-.871 42) 14 R/10 SB
2: CF Kennie Masline (28-L .263-76-0-3-.649 52) Trade from Milwaukee 14 R
3: LF Gilberto Lule (24-S .273-121-6-23-.812 43) 22 R/6 2B
4: C Dennis Allen (28-R .374-107-10-36-1.139 60) All-Star/Silver Slugger(01)/Gold Glove(01) 25 R/6 2B
5: 3B Mark Carlson (26-L .298-124-2-13-.751 89) 24 R/16 BB/5 SO/8 SB
6: 1B Rick Adkins (33-R .345-84-2-18-.905 92) 14 BB/6 SO
7: 2B John Pevehouse (25-L .245-94-0-8-.625 106) Gold Glove 5 2B
8: SS Sandy Forte (26-R .244-82-0-7-.626 83) 10 BB/7 SB
9: P Jake Davidson (28-L Season debut 46) Career .189 hitter

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Arlington Stadium
Weather: 85 F, Clear Skies, with an 11 MPH wind blowing out to center
Attendance: 24,739

Top of the First:
Jack Hinckley walks on 4 pitches. Juan Rojas grounds into a force at 2nd, 4-6. Fernando Mexicano lines out to center. Glenn Snowden strikes out on 3 pitches....

Bottom of the First:
Kevin Ross grounds a hit to right. Kennie Masline pops out to center. Ross gets caught stealing!! This has to be the worst battery off all time at keeping the running game in check! Gilberto Lule doubles down the left field line. Dennis Allen flies out to center!

Bottom of the Second:
Mark Carlson takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4 and steals 2nd. Rick Adkins lines one back to the box and it deflects off P Bill Woodward. 2B Juan Rojas snags it and throws Adkins out at 1st, 1-4-3! Carlson goes to 3rd. John Pevehouse swings at the first pitch and lines a hit to center and Carlson scores. 1 to 0, Eagles.

Bottom of the Third:
Kevin Ross reaches on an error by Fernando Mexicano and steals 2nd. With 2 outs, Dennis Allen grounds a hit to left and Ross scores. 2 to 0, Eagles.

Through 6 innings, we have 3 hits and no runs off this bum...

Bottom of the Sixth:
Gilberto Lule doubles off the center field wall. The Bullpen is up. Dennis Allen swings at a 3-2 pitch and flies out to right and Jerry Suazo doubles Lule off at 2nd!

Lost - 2 to 0

Our first time shutout all season and it is by a pitcher with a career ERA of 5.45....

We had 3 whole hits (all singles) and made 2 errors
Dallas had 7 hits and made no errors

Bill Woodward (L 2-3) went 7 innings, allowed 2 runs (1 earned), 5 hits, 1 walk and struck out 3. He deserved a better fate.
LHP Vic Kyzer got 1 out and gave up 2 hits.
RHP Jon Weekley faced 1 batter (Allen) and got him out.
LHP Victor Alvarez faced 1 batter and got him out.

Jake Davidson (W 1-0) went 7 shutout innings, gave us 3 hits, 4 walks and struck out 4.
RHP John Farrance (SV 9) pitched a perfect 9th.

2B Juan Rojas had a hit and a walk and stole another base.

For Dallas, LF Gilberto Lule had 3 hits with 2 doubles.

Questdog 12-09-2019 09:13 AM

Tuesday, May 13, 2003

Portland Beavers (21-11 .656 in 1st place in the PCL West) at
Dallas Eagles (22-10 .688 in 1st place in the PCL East)

POR: Frank Flores (24-R 5-1 2.13) vs. DAL: Hal Kestler (26-R 4-0 3.31) All-Star(01)

Flores has won 4 in a row and only allowed 3 total runs (2 earned) in those games.

Kestler is their #1 starter. 40-18 (.690) lifetime record. He gave up 5 runs in 3.2 IP last time out, but had a no decision. He was 1-0 in 2 starts against us last year with a CG win where we only scored 1 run and a no decision where he went 8 innings, but we scored 5 on 13 hits.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
PORTLAND
1: RF Jerry Suazo (28-L .203-118-2-7-.548 91)
2: CF Brian Mitchell (22-L .387-119-0-9-.897 75)
3: 1B Oscar Trejo (30-R .280-25-2-5-.939 68)
4: 3B Fernando Mexicano (22-L .328-116-7-29-.987 55) Silver Slugger
5: LF Kim Springer (22-L .231-78-0-8-.637 66)
6: C Rick Mansoor (29-R .250-48-0-11-.670 77)
7: SS Dave Risinger (27-R .269-104-0-17-.762 88)
8: 2B Juan Rojas (24-S .255-94-0-11-.594 103)
9: P Frank Flores (24-R .133-15-0-3-.267 36)

DALLAS
1: RF Kevin Ross (26-R .385-78-0-10-.877 42)
2: CF Kennie Masline (28-L .250-80-0-3-.618 52)
3: LF Gilberto Lule (24-S .288-125-6-23-.849 43)
4: C Dennis Allen (28-R .369-111-10-37-1.117 60) All-Star/Silver Slugger(01)/Gold Glove(01)
5: 3B Mark Carlson (26-L .291-127-2-13-.739 89)
6: 1B Rick Adkins (33-R .333-87-2-18-.877 92)
7: 2B John Pevehouse (25-L .247-97-0-9-.626 106) Gold Glove
8: SS Sandy Forte (26-R .235-85-0-7-.605 83)
9: P Hal Kestler (26-R .174-23-0-2-.348 12) All-Star(01)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Arlington Stadium
Weather: 78 F, Partly Cloudy, with an 11 MPH wind blowing out to center
Attendance: 23,786

Top of the First:

Jerry Suazo strikes out... Brian Mitchell swings at a 3-2 pitch and misses... Oscar Trejo swings at an 0-2 pitch and gets just enough of it to bloop a hit to right. Fernando Mexicano grounds out to 2nd.

Bottom of the First:
Kevin Ross walks on 4 pitches... He steals 2nd. Kennie Masline grounds out to short and Ross goes to 3rd. Gilberto Lule pops out to right and Jerry Suazo makes a diving catch! He pops up quick enough to keep Ross stuck to 3rd base. Dennis Allen plops one down in front of the plate and C Rick Mansoor throws him out!

Bottom of the Fourth:

With 1 out, Gilberto Lule walks. With 2 outs, Mark Carlson gets the Eagles' first hit of the game, a double to the wall in center and Lule scores... 1 to 0, Eagles.

Bottom of the Sixth:
Kevin Ross leads off with their second hit of the day and then steals 2nd. The Bullpen is up. Kennie Masline bunts the runner to 3rd. We walk Gilberto Lule intentionally. Dennis Allen strikes out! Mark Carlson grounds out to 2nd!

Top of the Seventh:

P Hal Kestler beans both Fernando Mexicano and Kim Springer to start the inning. PH Glenn Snowden (26-R) strikes out... Dave Risinger grounds out to 3rd and the runners advance. PH Carlos Lopez (28-L) pops out to center...

Bottom of the Seventh:
Glenn Snowden stays in the game to play 1st, Tim Higbee is in to catch and Scott Plourde is in to play 2nd. Rick Adkins reaches on another error by SS Dave Risinger (#7). The Bullpen is back up. John Pevehouse bunts the runner to 2nd. With 2 outs, P Hal Kestler grounds a hit to center and Adkins scores and I think I broke my hand...

Bottom of the Eighth:
New Pitcher: Jon "Gone" Weekley (27-R). Gilberto Lule hits a home run to right... 3 to 0, Eagles.

Lost - 3 to 0

Back to back shutouts...

We had 4 whole hits (all singles) and made 1 error
Dallas had 6 hits and made no errors

Frank Flores (L 5-2) went 6.2 innings, allowed 2 runs (1 earned), 4 hits, 3 walks (1 INT) and struck out 3.
LHP Vic Kyzer faced 1 batter and retired him.
RHP Jon Weekley went 1 inning, allowed 1 run, 2 hits, 1 home run, 1 walk and struck out 1.

Hal Kestler (W 5-0) went 9 shutout innings (CG), gave us 4 hits, no walk, 2 HBP and struck out 6. At bat, he had a hit and an RBI.

Nobody did squat worth mentioning...

Questdog 12-09-2019 10:37 AM

Wednesday, May 14, 2003

Portland Beavers (21-12 .636 in 1st place in the PCL West) at
Dallas Eagles (23-10 .697 in 1st place in the PCL East)

POR: Bobby Johnson (24-R 3-3 3.45) vs. DAL: Dawson Winslow (27-L 2-3 3.58) Gold Glove

Johnson had a no decision last time out, allowing 3 runs and 9 hits in 6.1 IP.

Winslow only allowed 2 hits and no runs in his last start, but got a no decision and the Eagles lost the game. We have never faced Winslow as a starter. In 2001, he had 3 SV and a loss as their closer against us.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
PORTLAND
1: RF Jack Hinckley (27-R .297-37-0-1-.798 99)
2: 2B Juan Rojas (24-S .250-96-0-11-.582 103)
3: LF Fernando Mexicano (22-L .328-119-7-29-.983 55) Silver Slugger
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (26-R .377-106-7-29-1.139 70) Silver Slugger/2-time All-Star(MVP)/Gold Glove(01)
5: SS Dave Risinger (27-R .262-107-0-17-.742 88)
6: C Rick Mansoor (29-R .240-50-0-11-.645 77)
7: CF Brian Mitchell (22-L .374-123-0-9-.869 75)
8: 3B Scott Plourde (24-S .000-4-0-0-.200 99) Rookie
9: P Bobby Johnson (24-R .143-14-0-1-.419 1)

DALLAS
1: RF Kevin Ross (26-R .395-81-0-10-.900 42)
2: CF Kennie Masline (28-L .241-83-0-3-.597 52)
3: LF Gilberto Lule (24-S .291-127-7-24-.883 43)
4: C Dennis Allen (28-R .357-115-10-37-1.079 60) All-Star/Silver Slugger(01)/Gold Glove(01)
5: 3B Mark Carlson (26-L .290-131-2-14-.740 89)
6: 1B Rick Adkins (33-R .330-91-2-18-.862 92)
7: 2B John Pevehouse (25-L .242-99-0-9-.620 106) Gold Glove
8: SS Sandy Forte (26-R .225-89-0-7-.580 83)
9: P Dawson Winslow (27-L .071-14-0-0-.307 1) Gold Glove

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Arlington Stadium
Weather: 86 F, Clear Skies, with a 10 MPH wind blowing out to left
Attendance: 23,013

Top of the First:

Jack Hinckley swings at the first pitch and pops out to 2nd. Juan Rojas strikes out on 3 pitches... Fernando Mexicano walks on 4 pitches. A wild pitch sends him to 2nd. Glenn Snowden grounds out to 2nd...

Bottom of the First:

Kevin Ross grounds out to 3rd. Kennie Masline grounds out to 3rd. Gilberto Lule flies out to center! 1-2-3!

Top of the Fifth:
With 2 outs, Brian Mitchell gets our first hit of the game and then gets caught stealing...

Bottom of the Fifth:
With 1 out, Mark Carlson gets their first hit of the game, a double to right center. He steals 3rd and scores when C Rick Mansoor throws the ball into left field... 1 to 0, Eagles.

Bottom of the Sixth:

Sandy Forte walks. The Bullpen is up. P Dawson Winslow bunts Forte to 2nd. Kevin Ross grounds a hit to right and Forte scores.... 2 to 0, Eagles. Every dang runner they get on base scores.... Call to the Bullpen: Victor Alvarez (29-L). He gets the next two outs.

Bottom of the Seventh:

They get another base runner and therefore another run... With 2 outs, Rick Adkins triples off the wall in left center and John Pevehouse singles to right... 3 to 0, Eagles.

Lost - 6 to 0

3 shutouts in a row!
Remember when we were leading the League in runs scored?

We had 3 whole hits (all singles) and made 2 errors
Dallas had 7 hits and made no errors

Bobby Johnson (L 3-4) went 5.1 innings, allowed 2 runs (1 earned), 2 hits, 1 walk and struck out 3.
LHP Victor Alvarez went 1.2 innings, allowed 1 run, 2 hits and struck out 2.
RHP Jim Kokos went 1 inning, allowed 3 runs, 3 hits, 1 home run and struck out 2.

Dawson Winslow (W 3-3) went 9 shutout innings (CG), gave us 3 hits, 1 walk and struck out 10. He threw a WP.

Once again, no one did squat...

Questdog 12-09-2019 12:54 PM

Thursday, May 15, 2003

Portland Beavers (21-13 .618 in 1st place in the PCL West) at
Dallas Eagles (24-10 .706 in 1st place in the PCL East)

POR: Rondey Moe (27-R 5-1 2.30) vs. DAL: Ron Wells (22-R 5-1 2.40) Rookie

Moe has won his last 2 starts, only allowing 2 runs and no walks in 14 IP with 13 SO. But it matters not, if we cannot score...

Wells has won 4 in a row, going at least 7 innings, every time out.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
PORTLAND
1: RF Jerry Suazo (28-L .205-122-2-7-.547 91)
2: CF Brian Mitchell (22-L .373-126-0-9-.864 75)
3: LF Kim Springer (22-L .235-81-0-8-.646 66)
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (26-R .376-109-7-29-1.127 70) Silver Slugger/2-time All-Star(MVP)/Gold Glove(01)
5: SS Dave Risinger (27-R .255-110-0-17-.723 88)
6: C Tim Higbee (20-S .211-19-1-2-.739 45) Rookie
7: 2B Juan Rojas (24-S .240-100-0-11-.560 103)
8: 3B Scott Plourde (24-S .000-7-0-0-.125 99) Rookie
9: P Rondey Moe (27-L .400-15-0-3-.838 1)

DALLAS
1: RF Kevin Ross (26-R .400-85-0-10-.904 42)
2: CF Kennie Masline (28-L .241-87-0-4-.616 52)
3: LF Gilberto Lule (24-S .282-131-7-24-.858 43)
4: 3B Mark Carlson (26-L .289-135-2-14-.741 89)
5: 2B John Pevehouse (25-L .245-102-0-10-.622 106) Gold Glove
6: 1B Rick Adkins (33-R .330-94-2-18-.877 92)
7: SS Sandy Forte (26-R .220-91-0-7-.574 83)
8: C Joe Moyers (34-R .158-19-0-3-.449 57) FA from Salt Lake City
9: P Ron Wells (22-R .111-18-0-2-.278 20) Rookie

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Arlington Stadium
Weather: 73 F, Overcast, with a 12 MPH wind blowing out to center
Attendance: 22,880

Top of the First:
Jerry Suazo grounds a hit to center! Brian Mitchell strikes out looking on 3 pitches.... Kim Springer strikes out on 3 pitches... Glenn Snowden flies out to right.... 30 straight innings without a run...

Bottom of the First:

Kevin Ross grounds out to short. Kennie Masline lines out to 3rd, Scott Plourde making a nice play. Gilberto Lule swings at a 3-2 pitch and strikes out! 1-2-3!

Top of the Second:
Dave Risinger leads off and swings at a 3-2 pitch and hits a home run to left!!!!!! 1 to 0, Beavers! The scoring drought is over!

Bottom of the Second:

They get a base runner and therefore a run... With 1 out, John Pevehouse doubles to center. With 2 outs, Sandy Forte bloops a hit to right and Pevehouse scores. Tie Game: 1 to 1. Forte is caught stealing!

Top of the Sixth:
Tim Higbee leads off with a grounder to right for a hit. Juan Rojas bunts him to 2nd. PH Fernando Mexicano (22-L) flies out to deep center and Higbee moves to 3rd. P Rondey Moe lines a hit to center and Higbee scores! 2 to 1, Beavers!

Bottom of the Sixth:

Fernando Mexicano stays in the game to play 3rd. Kevin Ross walks. We get the Bullpen up. Ross steals 2nd. With 2 outs, Mark Carlson hits a home run to right... 3 to 2, Eagles.

Top of the Seventh:

With 1 out, Kim Springer hits a home run to center! Tie Game: 3 to 3.

Bottom of the Seventh:
With 1 out, Sandy Forte doubles to center and then steals 3rd. The Bullpen is up. Joe Moyers grounds a hit to center and Forte scores... 4 to 3, Eagles. PH Mike Wenger (25-L), a rookie who is 1 for 5, draws a walk. Call to the Bullpen: Rich Larkin (23-R). Kevin Ross bloops a hit to right and Moyers scores... 5 to 3, Eagles. The next two make outs.

Lost - 5 to 3

Swept...
5 losses in a row...
But at least we scored!

We had 11 hits and made no errors
Dallas had 8 hits and made 2 errors

Rondey Moe (L 5-2) went 6.1 innings, allowed 5 runs, 7 hits, 1 home run, 2 walks and struck out 4. He threw a WP. At bat, he had a hit and an RBI.
RHP Rich Larkin got 2 outs and allowed 1 hit.
LHP Vic Kyzer pitched a perfect inning with 1 strikeout.

Ron Wells (W 6-1) went 7 innings, gave us 3 runs, 9 hits, 2 home runs, no walks, 1 HBP and struck out 2.
RHP John Farrance (SV 10) pitched a scoreless 9th and gave us 1 hit.

RF Jerry Suazo had 2 hits. LF Kim Springer hit his 1st home run of the season. SS Dave Risinger had 2 hits with his 1st home run. C Tim Higbee had 2 hits and scored a run. PH Carlos Lopez had a hit.

Questdog 12-09-2019 02:09 PM

Friday, May 16, 2003

We are back home to play the Los Angeles Angels a 3 game series over the weekend. They just split 4 games in Salt Lake City. We split a pair of games with them to open the season here. They are 15th in scoring in the PCL with 3.29 runs per game (Portland is down to #4 with 4.89). 4.89 runs per game, but 3 total in the last 4... The Angels are 6th in fewest runs allowed with 3.97 per game (Portland is still #1 with 3.11). Their run differential is -23 and ours is +62. We are now tied with Dallas for the best, but we know who the better team is...

Los Angeles Angels (16-18 .471 4.5 GB in 7th place in the PCL West) at
Portland Beavers (21-14 .600 in 1st place in the PCL West)

LA: Bill Wertz (32-R 3-2 3.00) 2-time All-Star vs. POR: Steve Muir (28-R 5-1 2.45) Gold Glove(01)

We faced Wertz in that opening series and scored 2 runs in 6 IP and he had a no decision. He has won his last two starts, allowing 1 run in 8 IP last time out.

Muir had a no decision in his last start, allowing 4 runs in 5 IP.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
LOS ANGELES
1: RF Britt Snyder (27-R .302-129-2-11-.799 80) 21 BB/8 SB
2: LF Dave Stewart (27-R .333-30-1-2-.912 57) 2 2B/4 BB/2 SB
3: 1B Irv Hill (29-R .304-102-4-18-.801 52) 4 BB
4: C Charlie Allen (31-S .257-101-4-13-.831 74)Gold Glove/All-Star(01) 6 2B/22 BB
5: 2B Jorge Prado (32-R .134-97-2-7-.497 71) 14 BB/27 SO
6: SS Javier Rodriguez (29-R .290-100-3-14-.808 103) Knee soreness 18 BB
7: CF Reid Phillips (29-L .000-5-0-0-.000 51)
8: 3B Dale Schafer (29-R .079-38-0-1-.204 100) 7 SO
9: P Bill Wertz (32-S .071-14-0-2-.143 1) 2-time All-Star 1 SO

PORTLAND
1: RF Jerry Suazo (28-L .213-127-2-7-.556 91) 27 SO
2: CF Brian Mitchell (22-L .362-130-0-9-.843 75) 28 R/15 SB
3: 3B Fernando Mexicano (22-L .315-124-7-29-.950 55) Silver Slugger 7 2B/19 BB
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (26-R .368-114-7-29-1.098 70) Silver Slugger/2-time All-Star(MVP)/Gold Glove(01) 8 2B/23 BB
5: LF Kim Springer (22-L .233-86-1-9-.667 66) 7 2B/4 BB/20 SO
6: C Tim Higbee (20-S .261-23-1-2-.781 45) Rookie 3 BB
7: 2B A.J. Lee (23-R .291-55-2-8-.794 95)
8: SS Juan Rojas (24-S .243-103-0-11-.563 88) 1 2B/5 BB/24 SO
9: P Steve Muir (28-R .200-15-0-2-.467 16) Gold Glove(01)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Metropolitan Stadium
Weather: 58 F, Partly Cloudy, with a 9 MPH wind blowing in from right
Attendance: 21,054

Top of the First:
Britt Snyder grounds a hit to center. Dave Stewart pops out to left. Irv Hill swings at a 3-2 pitch and grounds out to 3rd and Snyder goes to 2nd. Charlie Allen strikes out looking!

Bottom of the First:

Jerry Suazo grounds out to 1st, unassisted. Brian Mitchell grounds a hit to right. With Mitchell on the move, Fernando Mexicano doubles down the right field line and Mitchell scores without a throw! 1 to 0, Beavers! Glenn Snowden grounds out to 2nd and Mexicano goes to 3rd. Kim Springer doubles to left center and Mexicano scores! 2 to 0, Beavers! Tim Higbee pops out to 3rd.

Bottom of the Second:

With 1 out, Juan Rojas reaches on a 2 base throwing error by 2B Jorge Prado. P Steve Muir doubles down the right field line and Rojas scores! 3 to 0, Beavers! With 2 outs, Brian Mitchell lines a 3-2 pitch to left center for a hit and P Muir scores! 4 to 0, Beavers!

Top of the Third:

P Bill Wertz lines a hit to right and Britt Snyder gets beaned. Dave Stewart lines out to deep right and P Wertz tags up and moves to 3rd. Irv Hill beats out an infield hit and P Wertz scores. 4 to 1, Beavers. Charlie Allen bounces one back to the mound, but P Steve Muir makes a bad throw to 2nd for an error and the bases are loaded with 1 out... Jorge Prado walks to force in a run... 4 to 2, Beavers. The Bullpen is stirring. Javier Rodriguez lines a hit to right and another run scores. 4 to 3, Beavers. Reid Phillips doubles down the right field line and two more runs are in... 5 to 4, Angels. Call to the Bullpen: Jon Weekley (27-R). Now, I brought Weekley in to face Dale Schafer, so we walk him intentionally.... P Bill Wertz strikes out looking for the second out, instead of the third as I had planned... Now we are facing Britt Snyder.... Are you glad you are facing Snyder, a .300 hitter now, instead of having to face Schafer the #8 hitter, batting .077, earlier? Stupid morons... Snyder grounds out to short.

Bottom of the Fourth:

Juan Rojas leads off and swings at the first pitch and hits a home run to right center!! Tie Game: 5 to 5. That does it for P Bill Wertz. New Pitcher: Mitch Hall (33-L), with a 4.02 ERA in 15.2 IP with 1 BB and 13 SO. Signed as a free agent in December from Toronto. Vinny Negrete (23-L), a rookie, is in to play left in a double switch. Hall gives up a 1 out hit to Jerry Suazo, but that is all.

Bottom of the Fifth:
Glenn Snowden and Kim Springer lead off with back to back hits and we have runners at the corners with no outs. Tim Higbee grounds a hit to left and Snowden scores! 6 to 5, Beavers! A.J. Lee tries to bunt, but misses the ball and ends up taking a 3-2 pitch for ball 4 to load the bases up with no outs. Juan Rojas swings at a 3-2 pitch and grounds into a force at home, 4-2. PH Oscar Trejo (30-R) walks on 4 pitches to force in a run! 7 to 5, Beavers! With the infield in, Jerry Suazo bounces one through the left side for a hit and Lee scores! 8 to 5, Beavers! Brian Mitchell grounds into a force at home, 3-2. 2 outs. Fernando Mexicano swings at a 2-2 pitch and clears the bases with a double to right center!!! 11 to 5, Beavers! That sends P Mitch Hall to the showers. New Pitcher: Dave Reeder (27-R) with a 2.13 ERA in 38 IP. Glenn Snowden lines a hit to left. Kim Springer grounds a hit to right and Mexicano scores! Snowden heads to 3rd and Britt Snyder tries to throw him out, but throws the ball into the dugout and Snowden scores! 13 to 5, Beavers! Tim Higbee pops out to center to end all the fun.

Won - 13 to 7

We had 18 hits and made 2 errors
Los Angeles had 9 hits and made 2 errors

Steve Muir went 2.1 innings, allowed 5 runs (4 earned - his own error), 5 hits, 2 walks, 1 HBP and struck out 1. At bat, he hit a double, scored a run and had an RBI.
RHP Jon Weekley went 1.2 scoreless innings, allowed 1 hit, 1 walk (INT) and struck out 3.
RHP Rich Larkin (W 1-1) went 1 scoreless inning, allowed 1 hit and struck out 2. He threw a WP.
RHP Jim Kokos went 3 innings, allowed 2 runs, 2 hits, 3 walks and struck out 1.
RHP Roy Huls pitched a perfect inning and struck out 1.

Bill Wertz went 3+ innings, gave us 5 runs (3 earned), 8 hits, 1 home run, no walks and struck out no one. At bat, he had a hit and scored a run.
LHP Mitch Hall (L 0-2) went 1.2 innings, gave us 7 runs, 6 hits, 2 walks and struck out 1.

RF Jerry Suazo had 2 hits, scored a run and had an RBI. CF Brian Mitchell had 2 hits, scored 2 runs and had an RBI. 3B/LF Fernando Mexicano hit 2 doubles, scored 2 runs and had 4 RBI. 1B Glenn Snowden had 4 hits and scored 2 runs. LF Kim Springer had 3 hits with a double and 2 RBI. C Tim Higbee had 2 hits, scored a run and had an RBI. 2B A.J. Lee had a hit and a walk and scored a run. SS Juan Rojas hit his 1st home run of the season and scored 2 runs. PH Oscar Trejo drew a bases loaded walk and scored a run.

Questdog 12-09-2019 03:46 PM

Saturday, May 17, 2003

RP Jim Kokos (29-R) was returned to Vancouver (A) and RP Bill Moon (26-R) was recalled.

Los Angeles Angels (16-19 .457 5.5 GB in 7th place in the PCL West) at
Portland Beavers (22-14 .611 in 1st place in the PCL West)

LA: Pete Franklin (23-R 2-2 3.40) Rookie vs. POR: Bill Woodward (22-R 2-3 4.91) Rookie

Rookie Franklin is 0-2 in his last two starts, but only allowed 6 runs total and 7 hits in 16 IP. He did walk 12, but struck out 17. We have never faced him. He was the 15th overall pick in this year's B Leagues Draft.

Woodward lost his last game, but only gave up 2 runs (1 earned) in 7 IP as we got shutout in Dallas.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
LOS ANGELES
1: RF Britt Snyder (27-R .311-132-2-11-.833 80)
2: CF Rodolfo Rosado (26-R .225-102-0-7-.532 70)
3: 1B Vinny Negrete (23-L .207-87-1-4-.570 75) Rookie
4: LF Dan Hamel (24-R .250-1-11-.635 93)
5: 3B Dave Balkan (26-R .200-80-0-5-.527 61)
6: 2B Jorge Prado (32-R .130-100-2-8-.496 71)
7: SS Javier Rodriguez (29-R .295-105-3-15-.808 103) Knee soreness
8: C Tony Hewitt (29-R .238-21-0-0-.590 57)
9: P Pete Franklin (23-R .231-13-0-2-.670 46) Rookie

PORTLAND
1: RF Jerry Suazo (28-L .220-132-2-8-.565 91)
2: CF Brian Mitchell (22-L .363-135-0-10-.841 75)
3: 3B Fernando Mexicano (22-L .318-129-7-33-.960 55) Silver Slugger
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (26-R .387-119-7-29-1.116 70) Silver Slugger/2-time All-Star(MVP)/Gold Glove(01)
5: LF Kim Springer (22-L .253-91-1-11-.706 66)
6: SS Dave Risinger (27-R .259-116-1-18-.746 88)
7: 2B A.J. Lee (23-R .288-59-2-8-.784 95)
8: C Tim Higbee (20-S .296-27-1-3-.811 45) Rookie
9: P Bill Woodward (22-R .100-10-0-2-.200 46) Rookie

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Metropolitan Stadium
Weather: 65 F, Partly Cloudy, with an 8 MPH wind blowing right to left
Attendance: 19,585

Top of the First:
Britt Snyder strikes out! Rodolfo Rosado doubles to right... He steals 3rd and C Tin Higbee throws the ball into left field and Rosado scores... 1 to 0, Angels. Vinny Negrete takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. With Negrete on the move, Dan Hamel swings and misses a 3-2 pitch. Negrete is safe at 2nd. Dave Balkan strikes out!

Bottom of the First:
Jerry Suazo draws a walk. Brian Mitchell grounds into a force at 2nd, 6-4. P Pete Franklin tries to pick Mitchell off at 1st and throws the ball away for an error. Fernando Mexicano pops out to 2nd. Glenn Snowden grounds out to short...

Top of the Eighth:
New Pitcher: Roy Huls (22-R). Britt Snyder grounds a hit to right... P Huls is getting hit a lot lately... Rodolfo Rosado grounds into a force at 2nd, 5-4. With 2 outs, Rosado steals 2nd and C Tim Higbee throws the ball into center field and Rosado goes to 3rd... Dan Hamel lines a hit to center and Rosado scores... 2 to 0, Angels.

Are we going to get shutout yet again?

Top of the Ninth:
P Roy Huls strikes out the side in order!

Bottom of the Ninth:
P Pete Franklin is at 103 pitches. Glenn Snowden strikes out looking... Kim Springer grounds a hit to center. Dave Risinger grounds into a 5-4-3 double play....

Yes, we are going to get shutout again...
And at home!

Lost - 2 to 0

Rookie P Bill Woodward is jinxed.
We have been shutout in his last two starts...

We have lost 6 of our last 7, including 4 shutouts...

We had 4 whole hits (all singles) and made 2 errors
Los Angeles had 7 hits and made 2 errors

Bill Woodward (L 2-4) went 7 innings, allowed 1 unearned run, 5 hits, 3 walks and struck out 7. At bat, he had a hit.
RHP Roy Huls went 2 innings, allowed 1 unearned run, 2 hits and struck out 5.

Pete Franklin (W 3-2) went 9 shutout innings (CG), gave us 4 hits, 2 walks and struck out 5.

RF Jerry Suazo had 2 walks. He's the hero of the day!

Questdog 12-09-2019 08:11 PM

Sunday, May 18, 2003

Los Angeles Angels (17-19 .472 4.5 GB in 7th place in the PCL West) at
Portland Beavers (22-15 .595 tied for 1st place in the PCL West)

LA: Tom Sayers (27-R 2-2 7.22) vs. POR: Frank Flores (24-R 5-2 2.02)

Sayers has had 6 starts and has allowed at least 4 runs every time. If we get shutout today, I am shooting somebody... I need to go buy a gun first, though, and then I'd probably calm down by the time I got back to the clubhouse.... We are 1-1 against Sayers last year. He had one good game and one stinker.

Flores lost his last start, another shutout for us, but he only allowed 2 runs (1 earned) and 4 hits in 6.2 IP. He gave up 4 runs in each of his first two starts, but has only allowed 5 total in his last 5 starts.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
LOS ANGELES
1: RF Britt Snyder (27-R .311-135-2-12-.834 80)
2: CF Rodolfo Rosado (26-R .226-106-0-7-.540 70)
3: 1B Irv Hill (29-R .299-107-4-19-.782 52)
4: C Charlie Allen (31-S .248-105-4-13-.807 74)
5: 3B Dave Balkan (26-R .202-84-0-5-.526 61)
6: LF Vinny Negrete (23-L .211-90-1-4-.580 75) Rookie
7: SS Jorge Prado (32-R .125-104-2-8-.479 56)
8: 2B Dale Schafer (29-R .073-41-0-1-.210 93)
9: P Tom Sayers (27-R .167-12-0-0-.333 40)

PORTLAND
1: RF Jerry Suazo (28-L .216-134-2-8-.567 91)
2: CF Jack Hinckley (27-R .293-41-0-1-.770 77)
3: 3B Fernando Mexicano (22-L .316-133-7-33-.947 55) Silver Slugger
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (26-R .374-123-7-29-1.083 70) Silver Slugger/2-time All-Star(MVP)/Gold Glove(01)
5: LF Kim Springer (22-L .253-95-1-11-.697 66)
6: SS Dave Risinger (27-R .250-120-1-18-.723 88)
7: 2B A.J. Lee (23-R .274-62-2-8-.748 95)
8: C Rick Mansoor (29-R .222-54-0-11-.600 77)
9: P Frank Flores (24-R .118-17-0-3-.235 36)

Game Start: 1:05 PM
Ballpark: Metropolitan Stadium
Weather: 63 F, Clear Skies, with an 8 MPH wind blowing in from right
Attendance: 20,244

Top of the First:

Britt Snyder swings at a 3-2 pitch and plunks one in front of the plate and C Rick Mansoor throws him out, 2-3. Rodolfo Rosado grounds out to short. Irv Hill flies out to center! 1-2-3!

Bottom of the First:
Jerry Suazo swings at the first pitch and grounds out to 2nd. Jack Hinckley grounds out to 3rd. Fernando Mexicano draws a walk. Glenn Snowden flies out to right...

Top of the Second:

Charlie Allen and Dave Balkan get back to back hits. With 1 out, Jorge Prado grounds into a 6-4-3 double play! He is having a brutal season...

Bottom of the Second:

Kim Springer leads off with a double over the center fielder's head! He goes to 3rd on a ground out and scores on a ground out to short by A.J. Lee. 1 to 0, Beavers! You can take your gun back, Trudy....

Top of the Fourth:
Irv Hill singles and then Charlie Allen hits a home run to right center... 2 to 1, Angels.

Bottom of the Fourth:
With 1 out, Glenn Snowden gets our second hit of the game, a home run to left! Tie Game: 2 to 2.

Top of the Seventh:
Jorge Prado, the .125 hitter, grounds a hit to left. The Bullpen is up. Dale Schafer bunts Prado to 2nd. PH Javier Rodriguez (29-R) strikes out looking! Britt Snyder swings at a 3-2 pitch and lines a hit to right center and Prado scores... 3 to 2, Angels. Snyder steals 2nd. Rodolfo Rosado hits a home run to left center... 5 to 2, Angels. That is his 1st home run of the season in 110 AB... Call to the Bullpen: Bill Moon (26-R), making his season debut. Irv Hill grounds out to 1st, unassisted.

Bottom of the Ninth:
New Pitcher: Hal Ockey (27-R), their 2-time All-Star closer with a 1.69 ERA in 16 IP. 3-4-5 up for us. Mexicano, Snowden and Springer all strike out....

Lost - 5 to 2

Another bum pitcher shuts us down....
We are the first team this season to not score at least 4 runs off Tom Sayers...
We have lost 7 of our last 8....

We had 2 whole hits and made no errors
Los Angeles had 11 hits and made no errors

Frank Flores (L 5-3) went 6.2 innings, allowed 5 runs, 10 hits, 2 home runs, 1 walk (INT) and struck out 2. He threw a WP.
RHP Bill Moon, in his season debut, went 1.1 scoreless innings, allowed 1 hit and struck out 1.
RHP Jon Weekley went 1 scoreless inning, walked 1 and struck out 1.

Tom Sayers (W 3-2) went 6 innings, gave us 2 runs, 2 hits, 1 home run, 3 walks and struck out 1. We lowered his ERA to 6.58....
RHP Ken Powell (H 3), the ex-Beaver who had a 7.88 ERA for us, went 2 scoreless innings, gave us 1 walk and struck out 2.
RHP Hal Ockey (SV 9) pitched a perfect 9th with 3 strikeouts.

1B Glenn Snowden hit his 8th home run of the season. LF Kim Springer hit a double and scored a run.

For Los Angeles, C Charlie Allen had 3 hits with hid 5th home run and 2 RBI.

Questdog 12-09-2019 08:12 PM

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May 19, 2003

Monday Morning Report

NL Player of the Week - Alex Urias, 1B, Atlanta (37-L .307/.374/.567) Had 11 hits with 3 2B, 3 HR, 5 BB, 3 SO, 5 R and 11 RBI in 7 G
PCL Player of the Week - Bill Webber, SS, San Francisco (26-S .351/.377/.603) Had 13 hits with 2 2B, 1 HR, 2 BB, 2 SO, 5 R and 7 RBI in 7 G (2nd PoW this season, 3rd career)

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

May 12 - CF Greg Wertz (31-R) had 2 hits with a home run and a walk and 5 RBI at home versus Sacramento. The Astros won, 12 to 9.
May 12 - 1B Alex Urias (37-L) of Atlanta hit 2 home runs and drew 2 walks and had 6 RBI at New York. The Crackers won, 10 to 7.
May 12 - Raul Alvarado (27-L) of Montreal pitched a 5 hit shutout at home versus Miami. He walked 2, hit a batter and struck out 11. 147 pitches thrown. At bat, he had a hit and and the only RBI of the game. He is now tied for the Major League lead with 3 shutouts. He is now 5-2 with a 1.41 ERA in 8 starts. The Expos won, 1 to 0, and only had 5 hits themselves.
May 13 - 2B Duane Bailey (28-R) of Salt Lake City hit a double and a Grand Slam and had 5 RBI at home versus Los Angeles. The Bees won, 6 to 0.
May 13 - Hollywood beat Kansas City at home, 3 to 1, for their 10th win in a row.
May 13 - C Doug Brennan (33-R) of Montreal went 3 for 3 with a double and a home run, drew 2 walks and had 5 RBI at home versus Miami. The Expos won, 12 to 3. He also threw out the only runner who tried to steal.
May 13 - Willie Jankowski (26-R) of Detroit pitched a 5 hit shutout at Philadelphia. He walked 2 and struck out 3. 95 pitches thrown. At bat, he had 2 hits with a double and scored a run. He is now 4-1 with a 2.95 ERA in 7 starts. The Tigers won, 8 to 0. CF Buddy Jacobson (26-L) of Philadelphia had 2 hits to extend his hitting streak to 20 games.
May 14 - Bill Foley (28-R) of Seattle pitched a 13 inning shutout at San Antonio. He allowed 9 hits, 2 walks and struck out 6. 149 pitches thrown. At bat, he had 2 hits and scored the go ahead run in the 13th. It is his 2nd shutout of the season. He is now 5-2 with a 2.91 ERA in 8 starts. The Rainiers won, 2 to 0, in 13 innings. Rookie Mitch Bagley (21-R) pitched 10 shutout innings for the Mission, allowing 3 hits, 4 walks and striking out 10. 138 pitches thrown.
May 14 - Hugo Lopez (27-R) of Oakland pitched a 4 hit shutout at Minnesota. He walked 4 and struck out 6. At bat, he hit a home run. He is now 3-4 with a 5.18 ERA in 8 starts. The Oaks won, 5 to 0.
May 14 - RF Pete Reid (28-L) of San Diego hit a triple and a home run and had 5 RBI at Denver. The Padres won, 6 to 5.
May 14 - Al Johnson (22-R) of Kansas City pitched a 5 hit shutout at Hollywood. He walked 1 and struck out 5. At bat, he drew a bases loaded walk. He is now 5-2 with a 1.79 ERA in 7 starts. The Royals won, 6 to 0, ending the Stars' 11 game winning streak.
May 14 - CF Buddy Jacobson (26-L) of Philadelphia was 0 for 4, ending his hitting streak at 20 games. The Phillies won, 2 to 1.
May 14 - Rookie Larry Ryan (21-R) of Toronto pitched a 4 hit shutout at St. Louis. He walked 1, hit a batter and struck out 6. He is now 3-1 with a 1.77 ERA in 5 starts. The Blue Jays won, 5 to 0.
May 15 - RF Rex Suter (31-L) of Baltimore had 2 hits with a home run and 5 RBI at home versus Pittsburgh. The Orioles won, 9 to 4.
May 16 - 3B Tom Nolte (25-L) of San Antonio had 3 hits with a home run and 2 walks, scored 4 runs and had 3 RBI at Milwaukee. The Missions won, 14 to 2.
May 16 - The Seals lost RF Dave McDowell (32-R), the reigning 2-time PCL MVP, for a month with a broken thumb.
May 16 - LF Dave Pass (29-L) of Cincinnati hit for the Cycle, scored 2 runs and had 3 RBI at St. Louis, but the Reds lost, 7 to 6, in 12 innings. It is the 1st Cycle in the Major Leagues this year and the 8th overall.
May 18 - John Richardson (34-L) of Milwaukee pitched a 5 hit shutout at home versus San Antonio. He walked 4 and struck out 6. He is now 4-3 with a 2.79 ERA in 8 starts. The Brewers won, 2 to 0, and only had 5 hits themselves.
May 18 - Fred Kellner (30-L) of Philadelphia pitched a 4 hit shutout at home versus Washington. He walked 2 and struck out 5. He is now 2-5 with a 6.14 ERA in 9 starts. He won 20 games in 2001. The Phillies won, 3 to 0.


Questdog 12-09-2019 11:19 PM

Monday, May 19, 2003

Today is C Rick Mansoor's 30th birthday!

The Oakland Oaks are here to play a 2 game set. They just won 2 of 3 in Seattle. We beat them 2 games here at the end of April. They are 13th in scoring in the PCL with 3.53 runs per game (Portland is 3rd with 4.89). They are batting a League low .223. We are batting .264 (6th). The Oaks are 4th in fewest runs allowed with 3.82 per game (Portland is #1 with 3.24). They have allowed the fewest home runs in the PCL with 17. We are 2nd best with 20. Their run differential is -11 and ours is +63, 2nd best to Dallas. The Oaks have 7 players in the DL, including 2 CF's and 2 SP's.

Oakland Oaks (19-19 .500 3 GB tied for 4th place in the PCL West) at
Portland Beavers (22-16 .579 tied for 1st place in the PCL West)

OAK: Hugo Lopez (27-R 3-4 5.18) vs. POR: Bobby Johnson (24-R 3-4 3.26)

Lopez pitched a 4 hit shutout at Minnesota in his last start. We beat him back in April scoring 6 runs in 4.2 IP.

Johnson is 0-2 in his last 3 starts. Last time out, he gave up only 2 hits in 5.1 IP, but lost anyway as we got shut out in Dallas. The Oaks' 3-4-5 hitters are 4 for 63 (.063) against Johnson and went hitless in the game earlier this year when Johnson faced them. This cannot continue, but I sure hope it does. On the other hand, the other 5 hitters in their lineup, who are certainly not known for doing much hitting, are a combined 21 for 48 (.438).

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
OAKLAND
1: CF Carl Folkers (26-L .183-131-2-16-.551 58) Rookie 7 2B/16 BB/4 SB
2: RF Gregg Buckner (24-L .248-101-2-12-.691 48) Rookie 6 2B
3: LF Javy Puente (32-S .239-138-7-17-.746 59) 2-time All-Star/Silver Slugger(01) 17 BB
4: 1B Tim Metts (27-L .264-129-12-26-.984 26) 8 2B/26 BB
5: 3B Jeff Galka (34-R .232-138-7-22-.722 60) 6 2B
6: 2B Mario Rodriguez (30-R .190-126-0-5-.454) 7 BB
7: C Al Burrell (38-R .245-102-0-4-.607 24) 5 2B
8: SS Mike West (23-R .219-128-0-4-.585 89)
9: P Hugo Lopez (27-R .167-18-1-2-.556 30)

PORTLAND
1: RF Jerry Suazo (28-L .210-138-2-8-.551 91) 2 2B
2: CF Brian Mitchell (22-L .350-140-0-10-.812 75) 30 R/15 SB
3: 3B Fernando Mexicano (22-L .309-136-7-33-.931 55) Silver Slugger 9 2B/20 BB
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (26-R .370-127-8-30-1.089 70) Silver Slugger/2-time All-Star(MVP)/Gold Glove(01) 21 R/8 2B/23 BB
5: LF Kim Springer (22-L .253-99-1-11-.699 66) 9 2B/4 BB
6: SS Dave Risinger (27-R .246-122-1-18-.716 88) 4 3B/18 BB
7: 2B A.J. Lee (23-R .266-64-2-9-.735 95) 1 2B
8: C Rick Mansoor (29-R .214-56-0-11-.580 77) 3 2B/8 BB/5 GDP
9: P Bobby Johnson (24-R .125-16-0-1-.368 1) 7 SO

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Metropolitan Stadium
Weather: 59 F, Overcast, with a 9 MPH wind blowing in from right
Attendance: 15,006

Top of the First:
Carl Folkers flies out to deep center. Gregg Buckner swings at a 3-2 pitch and strikes out. Javy Puente bloops a hit to left. Tom Metts pops out to 2nd!

Bottom of the First:

Jerry Suazo hits a home run down the right field line! 1 to 0, Beavers! Brian Mitchell swings at the first pitch and flies out to deep center. Fernando Mexicano grounds out to 3rd. Glenn Snowden pops out to left.

Bottom of the Second:

Kim Springer takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4, only his 5th walk of the season! A wild pitch sends him to 2nd. Dave Risinger grounds out to the pitcher and Springer goes to 3rd. A.J. Lee lines a hit to center and Springer scores! 2 to 0, Beavers! Lee steals 2nd. Rick Mansoor draws a walk. P Bobby Johnson bunts the runners up. 2 outs. Jerry Suazo walks on 4 pitches to load the bases up. Brian Mitchell loops a hit to right and Lee scores! 3 to 0, Beavers! Fernando Mexicano grounds out to short... 4 for his last 26 (.154) and no HR since May 2 (17 days).

Bottom of the Fourth:

P Bobby Johnson grounds a hit past the shortstop. With 1 out, Brian Mitchell grounds a hit to right. Fernando Mexicano lines out to right and P Johnson tags up and beats the throw to 3rd. 2 outs. Glenn Snowden lines a hit to left center and P Johnson scores! 4 to 0, Beavers! Kim Springer lines a hit to right and Mitchell scores! 5 to 0, Beavers! P Hugo Lopez hits the showers. New Pitcher: Scotti Barden (26-L), making his season debut. He had a 3.68 ERA in 22 IP last year as a rookie. He balks the runners up. Dave Risinger grounds a hit to center and both runners score! 7 to 0, Beavers! A.J. Lee strikes out.

Top of the Fifth:
Jeff Galka grounds a double down the left field line. His first career hit against P Bobby Johnson in 16 AB. The next three all make outs!

Top of the Sixth:
P Scotti Barden lines a hit to right. Carl Folkers draws a walk. The Bullpen gets active. Gregg Buckner grounds into a 3-6-3 double play and Barden goes to 3rd. Javy Puente grounds a hit to right and Barden scores. 7 to 1, Beavers. Tim Metts lines a hit to center and Puente takes 3rd. Jeff Galka drives one hard and deep to right center, but Brian Mitchell makes a running catch!

Bottom of the Sixth:
Brian Mitchell beats out an infield hit and goes to 2nd on a wild pitch. With 2 outs, Kim Springer grounds a hit to right and Mitchell scores! 8 to 1, Beavers!

Bottom of the Seventh:

P Scotti Barden, in his 4th inning of work, strikes out the side in order...

Bottom of the Eighth:

PH Jack Hinckley (27-R) grounds a hit to left and goes to 2nd when P Scotti Barden throws the ball away on a pickoff attempt. With 2 outs, Glenn Snowden doubles to right center and Hinckley scores! 9 to 1, Beavers!

Won - 9 to 1

We had 12 hits and made no errors
Oakland had 7 hits and made 1 error

Oakland committed 3 balks in this game. 2 by Scotti Barden.

Bobby Johnson (W 4-4) went 8+ innings, allowed 1 run, 6 hits, 1 walk and struck out 7. 122 pitches. At bat, he had a hit and scored a run.
RHP Rich Larkin went 1 inning, allowed 1 hit, 1 walk and struck out 1.

Hugo Lopez (L 3-5) went 3.2 innings, gave us 7 runs, 7 hits, 1 home run, 5 walks and struck out no one. He threw a WP and balked.

RF Jerry Suazo hit his 3rd home run and drew a walk. PH/RF jack Hinckley had a hit and scored a run. CF Brian Mitchell had 3 hits, scored 2 runs and had an RBI. 1B Glenn Snowden had 2 hits with a double and a walk, scored a run and had 2 RBI. LF Kim Springer had 2 hits and a walk, scored 2 runs and had 2 RBI. SS Dave Risinger had a hit, stole a base and had 2 RBI. 2B/3B A.J. Lee had a hit and a walk, stole a base, scored a run and had an RBI. C Rick Mansoor walked twice.

For Oakland, LF Javy Puente had 3 hits and their RBI.

Questdog 12-10-2019 01:04 PM

Tuesday, May 20, 2003

Oakland Oaks (19-20 .487 4 GB tied for 6th place in the PCL West) at
Portland Beavers (23-16 .590 in 1st place in the PCL West)

OAK: Emilio de la Torre (26-R 1-3 4.50) vs. POR: Rondey Moe (27-R 5-2 2.92)

De la Torre has lost his last 3 starts, including one to us where we scored 7 runs (6 earned) in 6.2 IP.

Moe lost his last start, allowing 5 runs in 6.1 IP. It was the first time he had allowed more than 3 runs in a game this season.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
OAKLAND
1: CF Carl Folkers (26-L .179-134-2-16-.544 58) Rookie
2: SS Mike West (24-R .212-132-0-4-.568 89)
3: LF Javy Puente (32-S .254-142-7-18-.766 59) 2-time All-Star/Silver Slugger(01)
4: 1B Tim Metts (27-L .265-132-12-26-.977 26)
5: 3B Jeff Galka (34-R .232-142-7-22-.723 60)
6: 2B Mario Rodriguez (30-R .192-130-0-5-.463)
7: RF Kenny Giachino (26-L .333-51-0-9-.874 46)
8: C Al Burrell (38-R .238-105-0-4-.596 24)
9: P Emilio de la Torre (26-R .125-8-0-0-.250 1)

PORTLAND
1: RF Jerry Suazo (28-L .213-141-3-9-.579 91)
2: CF Brian Mitchell (22-L .359-145-0-11-.825 75)
3: LF Kim Springer (22-L .265-102-1-13-.723 66)
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (26-R .374-131-8-32-1.097 70) Silver Slugger/2-time All-Star(MVP)/Gold Glove(01)
5: 3B Fernando Mexicano (22-L .298-141-7-33-.900 55) Silver Slugger
6: SS Dave Risinger (27-R .246-126-1-20-.710 88)
7: 2B A.J. Lee (23-R .269-67-2-10-.741 95)
8: C Tim Higbee (20-S .300-30-1-3-.797 45) Rookie
9: P Rondey Moe (27-L .389-18-0-4-.810 1)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Metropolitan Stadium
Weather: 60 F, Clear Skies, with a 7 MPH wind blowing in from right
Attendance: 15,541

Top of the First:
Carl Folkers flies out to left. Mike West doubles to right center. Javy Puente lines a hit to center. Tim Metts hits a home run to right... 3 to 0, Oaks. Jeff Galka strikes out looking. Mario Rodriguez takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. Kenny Giachino lines a hit to right and Rodriguez beats the throw to 3rd. Al Burrell flies out to center.

Bottom of the First:
Jerry Suazo strikes out looking... Brian Mitchell lines out to left. Kim Springer grounds out to 2nd...

Top of the Third:

With 1 out, Jeff Galka hits a home run to left. 4 to 0, Oaks. That is now 8 home runs allowed by P Rondey Moe in 51.2 IP... He allowed 13 in 154 IP last year and 11 in 183.1 IP in 2001.

Bottom of the Third:
Tim Higbee lines a hit to left. P Rondey Moe swings away and lines a hit to center! Jerry Suazo doubles to left center and Higbee scores! 4 to 1, Oaks. Brian Mitchell lines out to center and they double P Moe off at 3rd...

Top of the Fifth:
Tim Metts leads off with another home run to right... 5 to 1, Oaks.

Top of the Sixth:

In his final inning, P Rondey Moe strikes out the side in order!

Bottom of the Eighth:
Jerry Suazo and Brian Mitchell each take a walk to get us started. With 1 out, Glenn Snowden doubles to center and Suazo scores! 5 to 2, Oaks. Fernando Mexicano swings at an 0-2 pitch and hits it over the fence in right center!!! Tie Game: 5 to 5. That does it for P Emilio de la Torre. New Pitcher: Dave Payne (24-R), a rookie with a 3.24 ERA in 8.1 IP. 11 SO, but 7 BB. He gets the next two out.

Top of the Ninth:
On the Hill: Vic Kyzer (24-L), beginning his second inning of work after a scoreless 8th. The Bullpen is ready to jump in. Mike West draws a walk. Javy Puente grounds out to short and West goes to 2nd. West tries to steal 3rd and C Tim Higbee does NOT throw the ball into left field! In fact, he throws it to the 3rd baseman who tags West out! Tim Metts takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4... Call to the Bullpen: Jon Weekley (27-R). Jeff Galka flies out to center!

Bottom of the Ninth:

We go down in order...

Extras!

Only the second time this season and first since April 12th. We lost that one on the road at Milwaukee.

Top of the Tenth:
New Pitcher: Roy Huls (22-R). He has not been lights out of late... PH Gregg Buckner (24-L), a rookie who started in RF in the other games of this series, grounds one to 1st, but P Roy Huls drops Glenn Snowden's toss for an error... Kenny Giachino bunts the runner to 2nd. Al Burrell takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4... PH Bobby Grinstead (28-R), a rookie who is 1 for 12(.083), but with only 1 SO, grounds into a 4-6-3 double play!!

Bottom of the Tenth:
New Pitcher: Larry Johnson (25-R), their All-Star closer with an 0.53 ERA in 17 IP. Career .190 Opponents' BA and only 2.6 BB/9 and 4 HR allowed in 3 seasons... With 1 out, Kim Springer hits a home run to right!!!!! And THIS Ball Game Belongs to the Beavers!!!!

Won - 6 to 5

Mini-sweep!

We had 7 hits and made 1 error
Oakland had 9 hits and made no errors

Rondey Moe went 6 innings, allowed 5 runs, 8 hits, 3 home runs, 3 walks and struck out 7. 112 pitches. At bat, he had a hit.
LHP Victor Alvarez went 1 scoreless inning, allowed 1 walk and struck out 1.
LHP Vic Kyzer went 1.2 scoreless innings, allowed 1 hit, 2 walks and struck out 1.
RHP Jon Weekley faced 1 batter and got him out.
RHP Roy Huls (W 2-1) went 1 scoreless inning and allowed 1 walk.

Emilio de la Torre went 7.1 innings, gave us 5 runs, 6 hits, 1 home run, 5 walks and struck out 5.
RHP Larry Johnson (L 0-1) got 1 out and gave us 1 run and 1 hit, a home run. Only his 6th loss in 3 seasons!

RF Jerry Suazo hit a double, drew a walk, scored a run and had an RBI. LF Kim Springer won the game with his 2nd home run of the season. 1B Glenn Snowden hit a double, scored a run and had an RBI. 3B Fernando Mexicano had 2 hits with his 8th home run, drew a walk and had 3 RBI.

For Oakland, SS Mike West, hitting .212 coming into the game, had 3 hits with a double and a triple, drew a walk and scored a run. 1B Tim Metts hit 2 home runs to give him 14 on the season, drew a walk and had 4 RBI. That ties him with C Dennis Allen of Dallas for the most HR in Baseball. Mexicano and Snowden have 16 combined...

Questdog 12-10-2019 06:07 PM

Thursday, May 22, 2003

We are in Seattle to play the Rainiers a 4 game series through the weekend. They just lost 2 games here to Los Angeles, including a 16 to 1 pasting. This is out first meeting of the season. We were 7-7 against them last year and 5-9 in 2001. They are 6th in the PCL in scoring with 4.38 runs per game (Portland is up to #2 with 5.03). The Rainiers are 14th in fewest runs allowed with 4.95 per game (Portland is still #1 with 3.23). Pitching in the Kingdome, their hurlers have allowed the most HR in the League with 41. After Rondey Moe's generosity, we are down to 3rd fewest with 23. Their run differential is -22 and ours is +72, back to the best in Baseball! They have 2B Adam Carter (26-R) on the DL. He was batting .345 before breaking a bone in his foot. RP Garry Ayers (30-R), who we traded to them, has had a rough time so far in Seattle. For us, he was pretty awesome last year, except for walking 5.9 per 9 IP. He was 4-1 with 4 SV and a 3.05 ERA. Opponents only hit .207 and he did not allow a home run all year in 59 IP and he struck out 68. For the Rainiers, he has pitched 11.2 innings, and allowed 13 runs. 14 H and 11 BB and 4 HR...

Portland Beavers (24-16 .600 in 1st place in the PCL West) at
Seattle Rainiers (19-21 .475 5 GB tied for 6th place in the PCL West).

POR: Steve Muir (28-R 5-1 3.06) Gold Glove(01) vs. SEA: Vic Harrington (35-R 5-2 3.34)

Muir gave up 5 runs (4 earned) in 2.1 IP last time out, but escaped a loss because we scored 13 runs.

Harrington was signed as a free agent from Oakland just a few days before the season started. He has lost his last two starts, but both were Quality outings. The Rainiers only scored him 1 total run in the two games and he lost, 3 to 1, and 2 to 0. He only gave up 5 hits in each game. He was 0-2 against us last season with the Oaks and did not make it more than 3 innings in either game.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
PORTLAND
1: RF Jerry Suazo (28-L .214-145-3-10-.588 91) 3 2B/29 SO
2: CF Brian Mitchell (22-L .349-149-0-11-.808 75) 33 R/4 2B/15 SB
3: LF Kim Springer (22-L .262-107-2-14-.737 66) 9 2B/5 BB/22 SO
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (26-R .370-135-8-33-1.088 70) Silver Slugger/2-time All-Star(MVP)/Gold Glove(01) 10 2B/24 BB
5: 3B Fernando Mexicano (22-L .306-144-8-36-.932 55) Silver Slugger 23 R/9 2B/21 BB
6: C Tim Higbee (20-S .294-34-1-3-.763 45) Rookie
7: SS Dave Risinger (27-R .240-129-1-20-.699 88) 4 3B/19 BB/5 SB
8: 2B A.J. Lee (23-R .257-70-2-10-.719 95) 1 2B/14 SO
9: P Steve Muir (28-R .250-16-0-3-.625 16) Gold Glove(01) 2 2B

SEATTLE
1: CF Dan McKee (25-R .273-150-1-13-.687 74) Gold Glove 3 2B
2: RF Jeff Albright (29-L .295-149-3-11-.787 45) FA from Cleveland 4 3B/12 SB
3: 3B Ronaldo Entrevinhas (31-R .295-156-11-33-.957 66) 2-time All-Star 26 R/11 2B
4: 1B Luis Hernandez (34-R .326-144-8-24-.952 10) Silver Slugger(01)/All-Star(01) 11 2B
5: C Terry Mohlman (23-L .206-136-1-11-.539 60)
6: 2B Juan Garza (26-S .246-130-3-9-.615 58) 2 2B/7 BB/28 SO/5 SB
7: LF Orlando Rosa (26-L .095-42-0-0-.406 103) 2 3B
8: SS Don Kelly (29-R .233-133-1-20-.625 104) Shoulder tendinitis 7 2B/6 SB/8 E (only 15 in 155 G last year)
9: P Vic Harrington (35-R .111-18-0-4-.261 1) 11 SO (95 SO in 145 career AB)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: The Kingdome
Weather: Indoors
Attendance: 16,226

Our first game on AstroTurf.

Top of the First:

Jerry Suazo grounds out to 2nd. Brian Mitchell grounds out to 2nd. Kim Springer grounds out to 1st, unassisted...

Bottom of the First:
Dan McKee grounds a hit to right. Jeff Albright grounds into a force at 2nd, 4-6. He steals 2nd. Ronaldo Entrevinhas grounds out to 2nd and Albright goes to 3rd. 2 outs. Luis Hernandez, the ex-Beaver, swings at the first pitch and grounds out to 3rd!

Top of the Third:
After 7 straight ground outs to start the game, A.J. Lee finally varies the routine with a 1 out walk. He steals 2nd and C Terry Mohlman throws the ball away and Lee goes to 3rd. P Steve Muir lines a hit to left and Lee scores! 1 to 0, Beavers! Jerry Suazo lines a hit to center. But the next two make outs.

Bottom of the Third:
P Vic Harrington, who has 8 hits in his career (.055) and 95 SO in 145 AB, grounds a hit to left...Dan McKee grounds a hit to center. Jeff Albright grounds into a force at 2nd, 1-6, and Harrington goes to 3rd. Albright steals 2nd. Ronaldo Entrevinhas swings at a 3-2 pitch and lines out to shallow center and the runners hold. 2 outs. Luis Hernandez flies out to center!!

Top of the Fifth:
Dave Risinger and A.J. Lee lead off with back to back hits and we have runners at the corners with no outs. Lee steals 2nd! Which means P Steve Muir will swing away! He flies out to left and Risinger tags up and scores without a throw! 2 to 0, Beavers! Jerry Suazo and Brian Mitchell both strike out, the first two strikeouts of the game for P Vic Harrington...

Bottom of the Fifth:
P Vic Harrington leads off with a line drive to right center for his 2nd hit of the day.... now, that is just not fair... P Steve Muir ought to be embarrassed... He's the only pitcher in the world that cannot strike out P Harrington... He strikes out Dan McKee, though, on 3 pitches, looking! Jeff Albright grounds into a force at 2nd, 6-4. Ronaldo Entrevinhas flies out to left!!

Top of the Sixth:

Kim Springer beats out an infield hit, but has pulled something or twisted his ankle or something.... Trudy goes out... Pinch-runner: Carlos Lopez (28-L), who will stay in to play left. Glenn Snowden grounds into a 5-4-3 double play....

Top of the Seventh:
A.J. Lee lines a hit to right. P Steve Muir swings away and grounds a hit to left!! With 1 out, Brian Mitchell grounds into a force at 2nd, 4-6, and Lee goes to 3rd. Carlos Lopez draws a walk to load the bases up with 2 outs for Glenn Snowden. He swings at the first pitch and sends it deep to center and it could be....no, off the wall.... A double, though, and 2 runs are in!! 4 to 0, Beavers! Surprisingly, they pitch to Fernando Mexicano. I guess Tim Higbee is sufficient protection! Mexicano lines a hit to right and Lopez scores! 5 to 0, Beavers! Their manager finally comes out to make a pitching change. New Pitcher: Danny Morales (39-L) with a 2.31 ERA in 11.2 IP, but a 1.71 WHIP. He was signed as a free agent from Atlanta in December. Tim Higbee lines out to 1st.

Bottom of the Eighth:
New Pitcher: Danny Cantonwine (29-R), who has not allowed a run yet, but only has pitched 4.2 innings with 1 hit allowed, but 5 walks. He has been on the DL most of this season. He had a 3.95 ERA in 68.1 IP last year with 76 SO. Dave Risinger beats out an infield hit and goes to 2nd on a ground out by A.J. Lee, 2B Juan Garza making a great play. P Steve Muir lines a hit to left and Risinger scores! 6 to 0, Beavers! P Muir is 3 for 3 with 3 RBI! Jerry Suazo lines a hit to right. Brian Mitchell beats out an infield hit and the bases are loaded with 1 out. Carlos Lopez is up. I left Fernando Mexicano at 3rd all this time just so Lopez could get an AB. He fouls out to 3rd... 2 outs. Glenn Snowden strikes out looking....

Won - 6 to 0

We had 15 hits and made no errors
Seattle had 8 hits and made 1 error

Steve Muir (W 6-1) went 9 shutout innings (CG), allowed 8 hits, 1 walk and struck out 2. 129 pitches. At bat, he went 3 for 3 with 3 RBI. HIs 2nd shutout of the season. The team's 4th. Frank Flores has the other two.

Vic Harrington (L 5-3) went 6.2 innings, gave us 5 runs, 11 hits, 3 walks and struck out 2. 123 pitches. At bat, the career .055 hitter went 2 for 2.

RF Jerry Suazo had 2 hits. PR/LF Carlos Lopez drew a walk and scored a run. 1B Glenn Snowden hit a double and had 2 RBI. 3B/LF Fernando Mexicano had 2 hits and a walk and an RBI. SS Dave Risinger had 2 hits and scored 2 runs. 2B A.J. Lee had 2 hits and a walk, stole 2 bases and scored 2 runs.

For Seattle, besides P Vic Harrington, the .055 hitter, getting 2 hits, LF Oscar Rosa, who was batting .095 coming into the game, also had 2 hits.

Seattle announced that C Terry Mohlman, who was hurt during the game, had a sprained wrist that would bother him for a couple of weeks. He would go on the DL.

Trudy's report on Kim Springer is a pulled hamstring.... 7 weeks, she estimates for him to heal.... He will have to go on the DL... Just when he was coming to life....

Around the League: The Hollywood Stars are on fire. They just beat San Diego, 2 to 0, on the road and are 18-1 in their last 19 games. They were 5-16 in April and in last place. 18-2 in May and are now only 2 games behind us in 2nd place. Luckily, we do not have to play them again for two more weeks. Hopefully, they will have cooled off by then.

Questdog 12-10-2019 07:36 PM

Friday, May 23, 2003

We put LF Kim Springer (22-L) on the DL and recalled RF Jose Julio (29-R).

Portland Beavers (25-16 .610 in 1st place in the PCL West) at
Seattle Rainiers (19-22 .463 6 GB tied for 6th place in the PCL West).

POR: Frank Flores (24-R 5-3 2.59) vs. SEA: Earl Rogers (28-R 3-5 3.94)

Flores has lost his last two starts. The first one wasn't his fault as we got shut out in Dallas. But in the most recent one, he gave up 5 runs and 10 hits and 2 HR in 6.2 IP.

Rogers is their #1 starter. He was 0-1 in 2 starts against us last year. We pummeled him in the loss, but he came back in the no decision and held us to 2 runs in 8.1 IP and we lost in extra innings.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
PORTLAND
1: RF Jerry Suazo (28-L .220-150-3-10-.595 91)
2: CF Brian Mitchell (22-L .344-154-0-11-.795 75)
3: LF Carlos Lopez (28-L .226-53-0-7-.569 70)
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (26-R .364-140-8-35-1.072 70) Silver Slugger/2-time All-Star(MVP)/Gold Glove(01)
5: 3B Fernando Mexicano (22-L .311-148-8-37-.937 55) Silver Slugger
6: C Tim Higbee (20-S .282-39-1-3-.718 45) Rookie
7: SS Dave Risinger (27-R .246-134-1-20-.702 88)
8: 2B A.J. Lee (23-R .274-73-2-10-.751 95)
9: P Frank Flores (24-R .111-18-0-3-.222 16)

SEATTLE
1: CF Dan McKee (25-R .279-154-1-13-.695 74) Gold Glove
2: 2B Juan Garza (26-S .248-133-3-9-.622 58)
3: 3B Ronaldo Entrevinhas (31-R .287-160-11-33-.933 66) 2-time All-Star
4: RF Jeff Albright (29-L .288-153-3-11-.767 45)
5: 1B Mike McGhee (25-R .318-44-2-10-.845 66)
6: LF Orlando Rosa (26-L .130-46-0-0-.455 103)
7: SS Don Kelly (29-R .226-137-1-20-.607 104) Shoulder tendinitis
8: C Juan Rosa (33-R .348-23-0-0-.901 59) Trade from Oakland
9: P Earl Rogers (28-R .095-21-0-0-.190 43)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: The Kingdome
Weather: Indoors
Attendance: 21,479

Top of the First:
Jerry Suazo grounds out to 1st, unassisted. Brian Mitchell lines a hit to right. Carlos Lopez doubles to center and Mitchell scores from 1st! 1 to 0, Beavers! We got Lopez from Seattle for RP Garry Ayers. Glenn Snowden doubles to almost the exact same spot Lopez did and Lopez scores! 2 to 0, Beavers! Fernando Mexicano grounds out to the pitcher. Tim Higbee lines a hit to left. Dave Risinger doubles to left center and Snowden scores! 3 to 0, Beavers! A.J. Lee strikes out looking...

Bottom of the First:
Dan McKee doubles to right center... It is Double Fest Friday! Juan Garza strikes out looking. Ronaldo Entrevinhas doubles down the right field line and McKee scores. 3 to 1, Beavers. Jeff Albright pops out to center. Mike McGhee bloops a hit to right and Entrevinhas scores... 3 to 2, Beavers. Orlando Rosa lines a hit to center... Don Kelly grounds out to short. 5 doubles in the 1st inning!

Top of the Fifth:
P Frank Flores grounds a hit to left, his 2nd of the day. Jerry Suazo grounds a hit to center. Brian Mitchell bunts the runners up. Carlos Lopez flies out to deep left and P Flores tags up and scores. 4 to 2, Beavers!

Top of the Seventh:
A.J. Lee beats out an infield hit, goes to 2nd on a ground out by P Frank Flores and gets balked to 3rd. Jerry Suazo pops out to shallow center, but Dan McKee has to make a diving catch and that allows Lee to tag up and score. 5 to 2, Beavers.

Bottom of the Seventh:
With 1 out, Don Kelly grounds a hit to center. The Bullpen is up. Juan Rosa swings at a 3-2 pitch and grounds a hit past the shortstop up the middle and Kelly goes to 3rd. PH Bruce Lundvall (36-L), a free agent from the Angels who is 4 for 31 (.129) so far with 1 HR, beats out an infield hit and Kelly scores... 5 to 3, Beavers. Call to the Bullpen: Roy Huls (22-R). Dan McKee swings at a 3-2 pitch and strikes out! 2 outs. PH Luis Hernandez (34-R), hitting .318 with 8 HR in 148 AB, lines out hard to deep left!

Top of the Eighth:

New Pitcher: Garry Ayers (30-R), the ex-Beaver who has been horrible for the Rainiers so far. 10.03 ERA in 11.2 IP. 3-4-5 hitters up for us and Lopez, Snowden and Mexicano all strike out....

Won - 5 to 3

We had 10 hits and made no errors
Seattle had 9 hits and made 1 error

Frank Flores (W 6-3) went 6.1 innings, allowed 3 runs, 8 hits, no walks and struck out 2. At bat, he had 2 hits and scored a run.
RHP Roy Huls (SV 8) went 2.1 innings, allowed 1 hit, 1 walk and struck out 3.

Earl Rogers (L 3-6) went 7 innings, gave us 5 runs, 10 hits, no walks and struck out 4. He balked. At bat, he had a hit.

LF Carlos Lopez hit a double, scored a run and had 2 RBI. 1B Glenn Snowden hit a double, scored a run and had an RBI. SS Dave Risinger hit a double and had an RBI. 2B A.J. Lee had 2 hits with a double and scored a run.

Around the League:
Milwaukee announced the signing of C Larry McNeil (28-R) to a 7 year extension for $10.4 million. He is hitting .337 with 6 HR and 17 RBI and a .965 OPS this season. Last year he had a .659 OPS and had a.644 OPS in 2001.

Cincinnati. mired in last place, traded their closer, Joe Ensor (33-R), who has not pitched this season and is out for another month with a torn ligament in his elbow. He had 49 SV and a 2.61 ERA for the Reds. He was sent, along with 3 star prospect 2B Bernie Simpson (21-R), to Minnesota for C Darrell Sommerville (25-L). Sommerville was a backup behind $2 million C Dave Kiehne (28-R), who has a career OPS of .828 and plays great defense, but most scouts believe Sommerville has the tools to be a quality starter in the Major Leagues. The Reds' two current catchers, Paul McInerney (29-R) and ex-Beaver Russ Albright (31-L) are each batting .154, while splitting the job.

Questdog 12-10-2019 09:11 PM

Saturday, May 24, 2003

Portland Beavers (26-16 .619 in 1st place in the PCL West) at
Seattle Rainiers (19-23 .452 7 GB tied for 6th place in the PCL West).

POR: Bobby Johnson (24-R 4-4 2.97) vs. SEA: Marty Becker (38-L 1-3 6.93)

Johnson won his last start, allowing 1 R, 6 H and 1 BB in 8 IP with 7 SO.

Becker got his first win of the season in his last start, but gave up 6 runs in 7.1 IP. He was 1-2 against us last year with the win being a good game and the two losses being pretty bad.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
PORTLAND
1: LF Jack Hinckley (27-R .289-45-0-1-.760 106)
2: RF A.J. Lee (23-R .286-77-2-10-.776 80)
3: 3B Fernando Mexicano (22-L .303-152-8-37-.914 55) Silver Slugger
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (26-R .361-144-8-36-1.064 70) Silver Slugger/2-time All-Star(MVP)/Gold Glove(01)
5: SS Dave Risinger (27-R .246-138-1-21-.704 88)
6: C Tim Higbee (20-S .279-43-1-3-.698 45) Rookie
7: CF Brian Mitchell (22-L .344-157-0-11-.793 75)
8: 2B Juan Rojas (24-S .239-109-1-12-.578 103)
9: P Bobby Johnson (24-R .158-19-0-1-.413 1)

SEATTLE
1: CF Dan McKee (25-R .277-159-1-13-.693 74) Gold Glove
2: 2B Juan Garza (26-S .243-136-3-9-.608 58)
3: 3B Ronaldo Entrevinhas (31-R .287-164-11-34-.929 66) 2-time All-Star
4: 1B Luis Hernandez (34-R .315-149-8-24-.921 10) Silver Slugger(01)/All-Star(01)
5: RF Jeff Albright (29-L .280-157-3-11-.748 45)
6: C Randy Severn (27-R Season debut 53)
7: LF Orlando Rosa (26-L .140-50-0-0-.458 103)
8: SS Don Kelly (29-R .229-140-1-20-.613 104) Shoulder tendinitis
9: P Marty Becker (38-L .286-7-0-2-.571 28)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: The Kingdome
Weather: Indoors
Attendance: 22,010

Top of the First:

Jack Hinckley doubles down the left field line. A.J. Lee pops out to the catcher. Hinckley steals 3rd. Fernando Mexicano takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. Glenn Snowden lines a hit to center and Hinckley scores! 1 to 0, Beavers! Dave Risinger swings at the first pitch and beats out an infield hit and the bases are loaded with 1 out. Tim Higbee pops out to right and the runners hold. Brian Mitchell flies out to left.

Bottom of the First:
Dan McKee strikes out looking! Juan Garza grounds out to 2nd. Ronaldo Entrevinhas strikes out! 1-2-3!

Bottom of the Second:
Luis Hernandez grounds a hit to right. Jeff Albright doubles to left center. Randy Severn pops out to left and the runners hold. Orlando Rosa strikes out! Don Kelly flies out to left!!

Top of the Third:
A.J. Lee grounds a hit to center. With 1 out, Glenn Snowden bounces a hit to right and Lee goes to 3rd. Dave Risinger flies out to deep center and Lee tags up and beats the throw easily. 2 to 0, Beavers!

Bottom of the Fifth:

With 1 out, Don Kelly triples off the wall in center. P Marty Becker beats out an infield hit and Kelly scores... 2 to 1, Beavers. Dan McKee grounds out to 2nd and P Becker moves up. Juan Garza grounds a hit to right and P Becker scores... Tie Game: 2 to 2. Ronaldo Entrevinhas draws a walk. The Bullpen is up. Luis Hernandez grounds out to short.

Bottom of the Sixth:

Jeff Albright grounds one to 2nd and Juan Rojas boots it... With 1 out, Albright steals 2nd and then we walk Orlando Rosa intentionally.... Albright steals 3rd. The Bullpen is up. Don Kelly lines a hit to center and Albright scores and Rosa goes to 3rd.... 3 to 2, Rainiers. Kelly steals 2nd. P Marty Becker lines a hit to right and both runners score.... 5 to 2, Rainiers. Call to the Bullpen: Bill Moon (26-R). Jose Julio (29-R) cones in to make his season debut and play right and A.J. Lee moves to 2nd in a double switch. Dan McKee and Juan Garza both strike out.

Top of the Seventh:
With 1 out, Jack Hinckley walks on 4 pitches. A.J. Lee grounds a hit to left. Fernando Mexicano grounds a hit to right and Hinckley scores without a throw! 5 to 3, Rainiers. Glenn Snowden hits a home run to left that just barely clears the fence!!! 6 to 5, Beavers! That does it for P Marty Becker. New Pitcher: Tom Cunningham (34-L), a free agent signing from Sacramento. He has a 1.72 ERA in 15.2 IP. Dave Risinger strikes out. 2 outs. Tim Higbee lines a hit to left center. Brian Mitchell gets beaned. PH Oscar Trejo (30-R) flies out to left.

Top of the Ninth:

New Pitcher: Tadayoshi Date (24-R), their Japanese closer. 8 SV with a 4.96 ERA, but his stats look okay, except for 2 HR in 16.1 IP. They picked him up in a trade with Oakland in December. Fernando Mexicano doubles to left. They walk Glenn Snowden intentionally. Dave Risinger flies out to deep left and Mexicano moves to 3rd without a throw. Tim Higbee strikes out... 2 outs. Brian Mitchell grounds out to 2nd...

Bottom of the Ninth:

On the Hill: Jon Weekley (27-R), beginning his 3rd inning of work after 2 scoreless innings and 26 pitches. The Bullpen is primed and ready to fire. PH Brice Lundvall (37-L), 5 for 32 (.156) with 1 HR, swings at the first pitch and flies out to left. Dan McKee grounds out to 2nd. Juan Garza strikes out and THIS Ball Game Belongs to the Beavers!!

Won - 6 to 5

We had 13 hits and made 1 error
Seattle had 9 hits and made no errors

Bobby Johnson went 5.1 innings, allowed 5 runs (4 earned), 8 hits, 2 walks (1 INT) and struck out 4. At bat, he had a hit.
RHP Bill Moon (W 1-0) faced 2 batter and struck them both out.
RHP Jon Weekley (SV 1) went 3 scoreless innings, allowed 1 hit and struck out 1.

Marty Becker (L 1-4) went 6.1 innings, gave us 6 runs, 10 hits, 1 home run, 2 walks and struck out 3. At bat, he had 2 hits, scored a run and had 3 RBI.

LF John Hinckley hit a double, drew a walk, stole a base and scored 2 runs. RF/2B A.J. Lee had 2 hits and scored 2 runs. 3B Fernando Mexicano had 2 hits with a double and a walk, scored a run and had an RBI. 1B Glenn Snowden went 4 for 4 with his 9th home run of the season, drew a walk (INT) and had 4 RBI. RF Jose Julio went 1 for 2 in his season debut.

Questdog 12-10-2019 10:33 PM

Sunday, May 25, 2003

Portland Beavers (27-16 .628 in 1st place in the PCL West) at
Seattle Rainiers (19-24 .442 8 GB in 7th place in the PCL West).

POR: Bill Woodward (22-R 2-4 4.05) Rookie vs. SEA: Bill Foley (28-R 5-3 3.50) Silver Slugger(01)

We are skipping homer happy Rondey Moe's spot in the rotation as pitching him in the Kingdome in his current generous mood seems a bit unwise. Woodward is a ground ball pitcher, but not immune to the home run himself. He has lost his last 3 starts, but the last two were very good outings where our offense could not score a single run in either game. He only gave up 1 total earned run in 14 IP.

Foley would be an elite pitcher if he was not so prone to the long ball. 8 in 69.1 IP this year. 22 and 25 in the previous seasons, but those were not in the Kingdome. He has allowed 4 in 3 starts here. Foley was 1-1 in 3 starts against us last season, but 2 starts were of very high quality and the loss still qualified as a Quality Start.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
PORTLAND
1: RF Jerry Suazo (28-L .222-153-3-11-.595 91)
2: CF Brian Mitchell (22-L .335-161-0-11-.777 75)
3: 1B Oscar Trejo (30-R .242-33-2-6-.797 68)
4: 3B Fernando Mexicano (22-L .308-156-8-38-.926 55) Silver Slugger
5: LF Carlos Lopez (28-L .232-56-0-9-.587 70)
6: C Tim Higbee (20-S .271-48-1-3-.668 45) Rookie
7: SS Dave Risinger (27-R .246-142-1-22-.697 88)
8: 2B Juan Rojas (24-S .232-112-1-12-.563 103)
9: P Bill Woodward (22-R .182-11-0-2-.364 45) Rookie

SEATTLE
1: CF Dan McKee (25-R .268-164-1-13-.672 74) Gold Glove
2: 2B Juan Garza (26-S .248-141-3-10-.615 58)
3: 3B Ronaldo Entrevinhas (31-R .281-167-11-34-.916 66) 2-time All-Star
4: 1B Luis Hernandez (34-R .320-153-8-24-.923 10) Silver Slugger(01)/All-Star(01)
5: RF Jeff Albright (29-L .280-161-3-11-.748 45)
6: LF Bob Tebeau (32-R .147-34-0-2-.445 48) FA from St. Louis
7: SS Don Kelly (29-R .236-144-1-21-.638 104) Shoulder tendinitis
8: C Juan Rosa (33-R .346-26-0-0-.875 59)
9: P Bill Foley (28-L .333-24-0-4-.667 1) Silver Slugger(01)

Game Start: 1:05 PM
Ballpark: The Kingdome
Weather: Indoors
Attendance: 20,371

Top of the First:
Jerry Suazo grounds out to 2nd. Brian Mitchell grounds out to short. Oscar Trejo swings at the first pitch and grounds out to short...

Bottom of the First:
Dan McKee grounds a hit to left. Juan Garza beats out an infield hit... They pull off a double steal... Ronaldo Entrevinhas doubles down the left field line and both runners score... 2 to 0, Rainiers. Luis Hernandez lines out to deep center and Entrevinhas tags up and decides to test the arm of Bobby Mitchell.... His Howitzer passes! Dead duck! Jeff Albright beats out an infield hit. He steals 2nd. Bob Tebeau grounds a 3-2 pitch to center for a hit and Albright scores... 3 to 0, Rainiers. Don Kelly strikes out.

Top of the Second:
Fernando Mexicano grounds a hit to right. With 1 out, Tim Higbee loops a 3-2 pitch to right for a hit and Mexicano goes to 3rd. Dave Risinger swings at a 3-2 pitch and pops out to center and the runners hold. 2 outs. Juan Rojas pops out to right...

Top of the Third:

P Bill Woodward leads off and swings at a 1-2 pitch and connects and sends it high and deep down the left field line and into the bleachers on the fair side of the foul pole!!!! 3 to 1, Rainiers.

Top of the Fifth:
Juan Rojas leads off with a home run to left center! 3 to 2, Rainiers.

Top of the Sixth:
Oscar Trejo walks and Fernando Mexicano bounces one back to the box, but P Bill Foley boots it for an error. Carlos Lopez swings at a 3-0 pitch and pops out to right... When we acquired him, I said that he would not hit for much average and that he would strike out a lot, but would draw some walks and hit some home runs. All of that has proven to be true, except for the home run part. He has none. Tim Higbee strikes out looking. PH Glenn Snowden (26-R) grounds out to 1st, 3-1....

Bottom of the Sixth:
Glenn Snowden stays in the game to play 1st. A.J. Lee comes in to play 2nd and Juan Rojas moves to short. With 1 out, Jeff Albright triples to center. The Bullpen scrambles into action. We walk Bob Tebeau intentionally... We walk Don Kelly unintentionally to load the bases up with 1 out... Call to the Bullpen: Victor Alvarez (29-L). Juan Rosa takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4 to force in a run... 4 to 2, Rainiers. P Bill Foley strikes out. Dan McKee fouls out to 1st.

Top of the Seventh:
Juan Rojas leads off with another home run!!! This one to right. 4 to 3, Rainiers. He now has 4 career home runs, 2 of them today!

Bottom of the Seventh:

New Pitcher: Rich Larkin (23-R). Juan Garza swings at the first pitch and lines a hit to right and then steals 2nd. Ronaldo Entrevinhas grounds a hit to left. The Bullpen is back up. Luis Hernandez grounds a hit to left and Garza scores... 5 to 3, Rainiers. Jeff Albright grounds a double play ball to 2nd, but A.J. Lee makes a bad throw to 2nd and the bases are loaded with no outs... Bob Tebeau strikes out. Don Kelly grounds a hit to right and a run scores... 6 to 3, Rainiers. Juan Rosa strikes out looking on 3 pitches. P Bill Foley grounds out to 1st, unassisted.

Lost - 6 to 3

We had 8 hits and made 1 error
Seattle had 12 hits and made 2 errors

Bill Woodward (L 2-5) went 5.1 innings, allowed 4 runs, 8 hits, 3 walks (1 INT) and struck out 2. At bat, he hit a home run.
LHP Victor Alvarez got 2 outs and allowed a bases loaded walk and struck out 1.
RHP Rich Larkin went 2 innings, allowed 2 runs, 4 hits, 1 walk and struck out 3.

Bill Foley (W 6-3) went 9 innings (CG), gave us 3 runs, 8 hits, 3 home runs, 1 walk and struck out 7. 130 pitches. At bat, he hit a double.

C Tim Higbee had 2 hits. PH/1B Glenn Snowden went 1 for 2. 2B/SS Juan Rojas hit 2 home runs to give him 3 on the season.

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May 26, 2003

Monday Morning Report

NL Player of the Week - Buddy Vernon, 1B, Cincinnati (24-R .287/.347/.343) Had 10 hits (15 AB) with 2 2B, 0 BB, 1 SO, 6 R and 2 RBI in 4 G (3 GS)
PCL Player of the Week - Javy Puente, LF, Oakland (32-S .276/.351/.515) Had 12 hits with 4 2B, 3 HR, 3 BB, 4 SO, 2 SB, 0 CS, 7 R and 9 RBI in 6 G (2nd career PoW)

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

May 19 - Bobby Doherty (25-R) of Miami pitched a 4 hit shutout at Detroit. He walked 2 and struck out 7. He is now 4-4 with a 4.03 ERA in 9 starts. The Marlins won, 2 to 0.
May 20 - C Charlie Allen (31-S) of Los Angeles had 3 hits with 2 home runs and 6 RBI at Seattle. 2B Britt Snyder (27-R) had 4 hits with a home run, scored 3 runs and had 3 RBI. The Angels won, 16 to 1, and outhit the Rainiers, 22 to 3.
May 20 - RF Phil Ilievski (24-S) of Toronto had 3 hits with a double and a Grand Slam, scored 2 runs and had 7 RBI at home versus Washington. The Blue Jays won, 11 to 4.
May 20 - 2B Gary Anderson (28-R) of Pittsburgh hit a double and 2 home runs, stole a base and had 6 RBI at Cincinnati. The Pirates won, 7 to 5.
May 21 - CF Larry Laramie (29-L) of Kansas City hit 2 home runs, including a 3 run shot in the bottom of the 11th to win the game at home versus Salt Lake City. He scored 3 runs and had 6 RBI. The Royals won, 10-7, in 11 innings. LF Steve Rizkallah (32-R) had 5 hits with a double and scored a run for the Bees.
May 22 - 2B Greg Hobbs (29-R) of Milwaukee had 3 hits with 2 home runs and 6 RBI at Houston in the Astrodome. The toughest place to hit home runs in Baseball. The Brewers won, 10 to 1.
May 22 - Rookie Willie Lucero (23-L) of Miami pitched a 3 hit shutout at Chicago. He walked 1 and struck out 5. At bat, he had a hit. He is now 3-2 with a 1.89 ERA in 5 starts. The Marlins won, 2 to 0.
May 24 - LF Kevin McKinney (22-R) of Denver had 3 hits with 2 home runs, stole a base, scored 3 runs and had 4 RBI at San Antonio. The Bears won, 10 to 1.
May 24 - Dawson Winslow (27-L) of Dallas pitched a 2 hit shutout at Kansas City. He walked 2 and struck out 8. At bat, he had a hit. It is his 2nd shutout of the season. He is now 5-3 with a 2.45 ERA in 10 starts. The Eagles won, 6 to 0.
May 24 - LF Javy Puente (32-S) of Oakland hit a double and 2 home runs, drew a walk, scored 3 runs and had 4 RBI at Los Angeles. The Oaks won, 6 to 4.
May 24 - Washington lost LF Jim Wagner (26-S) for most of the rest of the season with a ruptured tendon in his finger. He is expected to take 4 months to heal. He led the NL in walks last season with 120 and hit .292 with 24 HR and 81 RBI, scored 96 runs and stole 16 bases. He was hitting .255 this season, but had an OPS of .890.
May 25 - Jeff Kintz (25-R) of Detroit pitched a 4 hit shutout at Cleveland. He walked 3 and struck out 7. He is now 4-4 with a 3.82 ERA in 10 starts. The Tigers won, 3 to 0.
May 25 - Rookie Larry Ryan (21-R) of Toronto pitched a 4 hit shutout at home versus Philadelphia. He walked 2 and struck out 2. It is his 2nd shutout of the season. He is now 5-1 with a 1.70 ERA in 7 starts. The Blue Jays won, 8 to 0.
May 25 - Richard Oliver (33-R) of Chicago pitched a 3 hit shutout at home versus Miami. He walked 4 and struck out 2. At bat, he hit a home run. It is his 3rd shutout of the season, tying him for the most in Baseball. He is now 5-2 with a 3.04 ERA in 10 starts. The Cubs won, 6 to 0.


Questdog 12-10-2019 11:51 PM

Monday, May 26, 2003

We are in Los Angeles to play the Angels a two game set. They just split 4 games here with Oakland. We are 2-3 against them on the season and this is our first visit to Angel Stadium. They are 11th in the PCL in scoring with 3.84 runs per game (Portland is still #2 with 5.02). The Angels are 5th in fewest runs allowed with 4.07 (Portland has dropped to #2 with 3.25). We have allowed 2 more runs than Dallas. Their run differential is -10 and ours is +78, still the best in Baseball.

Portland Beavers (27-17 .614 in 1st place in the PCL West) at
Los Angeles Angels (22-21 .512 4.5 GB tied for 4th place in the PCL West).

POR: Rondey Moe (27-R 5-2 3.42) vs. LA: Bill Wertz (32-R 4-2 3.05) 2-time All-Star

Moe is 0-1 in his last two starts, allowing 5 runs in each in 6.1 and 6 IP with 15 H and 4 HR.

Wertz is 3-0 in his last 4 starts. He only allowed 2 hit and 2 runs (1 earned) in 8 IP last time out. We have faced him twice already this season, but he does not have a decision. In 9 IP, we have 7 R (5 ER), 13 H, 1 HR, 0 BB and 5 SO.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
PORTLAND
1: RF Jerry Suazo (28-L .217-157-3-11-.580 91) 3 2B
2: CF Brian Mitchell (22-L .333-165-0-11-.771 75) 35 R/4 2B/15 SB
3: 3B A.J. Lee (23-R .289-83-2-10-.768 92) 13 R/4 SB
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (26-R .380-150-9-40-1.109 70) Silver Slugger/2-time All-Star(MVP)/Gold Glove(01) 25 R/12 2B/25 BB
5: LF Carlos Lopez (28-L .217-60-0-9-.550 70) 3 2B/18 SO/2 SB
6: C Rick Mansoor (30-R .207-58-0-11-.582 77) 3 2B/10 BB
7: SS Dave Risinger (27-R .243-144-1-22-.688 88) 4 3B/19 BB/5 SB
8: 2B Juan Rojas (24-S .241-116-3-14-.629 103) 1 2B/5 BB/25 SO
9: P Rondey Moe (27-L .400-20-0-4-.829 1)

LOS ANGELES
1: RF Dan Hamel (24-R .268-142-1-13-.645 90) 7 SB
2: CF Rodolfo Rosado (26-R .236-140-1-11-.577 70) 4 BB/6 SB
3: 1B Irv Hill (29-R .299-127-5-23-.775 52) 4 BB
4: C Charlie Allen (31-S .285-130-7-24-.901 74) Gold Glove/All-Star(01) 7 2B/25 BB/30 SO
5: 3B Dave Balkan (26-R .196-92-0-5-.503 61) 5 2B/30 SO
6: LF Vinny Negrete (23-L .194-108-1-6-.541 73) Rookie
7: 2B Jorge Prado (32-R .147-129-2-11-.512 71) 6 2B/21 BB/35 SO
8: SS Javier Rodriguez (29-R .298-131-3-19-.800 103) 6 2B/20 BB/27 SO
9: P Bill Wertz (32-S .105-19-0-2-.211 1) 2-time All-Star

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Angel Stadium
Weather: 62 F, Partly Cloudy, with an 8 MPH wind blowing in from right
Attendance: 23,689

Top of the First:
Jerry Suazo grounds a hit to right. Brian Mitchell grounds into a 6-4-3 double play... Only the 3rd GDP of his career... A.J. Lee grounds out to 2nd.

Bottom of the First:
Dan Hamel strikes out! Rodolfo Rosado draws his 5th walk of the season... Irv Hill grounds a double over the 3rd base bag and Rosado scores from 1st without a throw... 1 to 0, Angels. Charlie Allen pops out to right. Dave Balkan takes a 3-2 pitch for strike three.

Bottom of the Fifth:
Dan Hamel leads off with a hit, gets bunted to 2nd by Rodolfo Rosado and steals 3rd. Irv Hill draws the 5th walk issued by P Rondey Moe... The Bullpen is up. Charlie Allen swings at the first pitch and lines a hit to center and Hamel scores. 2 to 0, Angels. Dave Balkan strikes out. Vinny Negrete loops a hit to right and Hill scores... 3 to 0, Angels. Call to the Bullpen: Bill Moon (26-R). Jorge Prado strikes out.

Top of the Eighth:
Dave Risinger reaches on an error by 3B Dave Balkan. Juan Rojas grounds into a force at 2nd, 6-4. PH Fernando Mexicano loops a hit to right. A passed ball moves the runners up. Jerry Suazo lines out to left and the runners hold... 2 outs. Brian Mitchell swings at a 3-2 pitch and pops out to center....

Top of the Ninth:
Dave Stewart is in to play 1st and Dale Schafer is in to play 3rd. With 2 outs, Carlos Lopez draws a walk. Pitching Change. New Pitcher: Hal Ockey (27-R), their 2-time All-Star closer, who's stats I am tired of looking at... 0.81 WHIP. Britt Snyder is in to play 2nd in a double switch. PH Oscar Trejo (30-R) lobs a hit to center. That brings the tying run to the plate in the person of Dave Risinger... He swings at a 3-2 pitch and grounds a hit to left and Lopez scores and Trejo goes to 3rd! At least we have not been shut out again! 3 to 1, Angels. PH Tim Higbee (20-S) takes a 3-2 pitch for strike three....

Lost - 3 to 1

We had 6 hits (all singles) and made no errors
Los Angeles had 5 hits and made 1 error

Rondey Moe (L 5-3) went 4.2 innings, allowed 3 runs, 5 hits, 5 walks and struck out 4. 96 pitches.
RHP Bill Moon (26-R) faced 7 batters (2.1 IP) and got them all out with 2 strikeouts.
LHP Vic Kyzer pitched a perfect inning and struck out 1.

Bill Wertz (W 5-2) went 8.2 innings, gave us 1 run, 4 hits, 3 walks (1 INT) and struck out 4. 128 pitches.
RHP Hal Ockey (SV 12) got 1 out, gave us 2 hits and struck out 1.

RF Jerry Suazo had a hit and a walk. LF Carlos Lopez had 2 hits and a walk and scored our run. PH Oscar Trejo had a hit. PH/RF Fernando Mexicano had a hit.


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