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Questdog 02-11-2020 01:28 PM

Tuesday, November 2, 2004

The Gold Gloves were announced today:

National League
P Vic Harrington, St. Louis (37-R) Rookie Now a Beaver!
C Darrell Milewski, Baltimore (33-R) ex-Beaver
1B Roberto Perez, St. Louis (33-L)
2B Sid Rasho, Detroit (24-R)
3B Rich Aycock, Baltimore (26-L) 2-time winner(1B-03)
SS Mike Kernen, Boston (29-S)
LF Pete Hudson, Brooklyn (23-L) 2-time winner(03)
CF Gerry Hawkins, Chicago (25-L) 2-time winner(03)
RF Larry Vandergriff, Washington (27-L) 2-time winner(03)

Pacific Coast League

P Mitch Bagley, San Antonio (23-R) 2-time winner(03)
C Tim Higbee, Portland (21-S)
1B Bill Lunsford, San Diego (22-L)
2B Adam Carter, Seattle (28-R)
3B Gene O'Connor, San Antonio (24-R) Rookie
SS Dick Henry, Minnesota (26-S)
LF Dave Bafaro, San Diego (30-L) 2-time winner(CF-01)
CF Ken Shepherd, San Antonio (29-R)
RF Tom Boyles, Denver (25-R)

Higbee is a big surprise to us in Beaverland, because we never thought he was very good, but though he does have his problems throwing the ball, he only allowed 3 PB all season.

Questdog 02-11-2020 01:38 PM

Wednesday, November 3, 2004

The Fireman Trophy's were announced today.

National League

Howie Benkowski, Toronto (22-R) 8-5 1.53 ERA 33 SV (Votes: 12-111)

Others receiving votes:
Roy Huls, New York (23-R) 7-4 1.43 35 SV (13-104) ex-Beaver
Miguel Galvez, Miami (26-R) 7-2 0.67 3 SV (6-54)
Jimmy Taylor, Atlanta (31-R) 7-1 1.85 35 SV (1-17)
Alex Mendoza, St. Louis (31-L) 2-2 1.57 8 SV (0-1)
Buster Wallace, Miami (25-R) 6-6 2.88 39 SV (0-1) Rookie

Pacific Coast League

Leonardo Sanchez, Portland (25-R) 7-1 0.85 ERA 6 SV (19-130)

Others receiving votes:
Javier Fernandez, Hollywood (24-R) 5-3 1.00 46 SV (13-120)
Hal Ockey, Los Angeles (29-R) 6-3 1.53 30 SV (0-38)

Sanchez winning it is stupid...

Questdog 02-11-2020 02:03 PM

Thursday, November 4, 2004

The Silver Slugger teams were announced today.

National League
(Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS)
P Gary Trader, Cincinnati (33-R .328-64-0-5-.770 1 SB)
C Tom Cooper, Miami (29-L .299-472-14-75-.774)
1B Alex Urias, Atlanta (39-L .304-602-51-132-1.024) 2-time winner(01)
2B Mike Paterson, Chicago (22-L .305-436-17-73-.893)
3B Bill Commisso, Pittsburgh (26-R .280-589-24-94-.823) 2-time winner(03)
SS Mark Flynn, Cincinnati (24-R .293-615-16-82-.816 28 SB)
LF Fernando Mexicano, Cleveland (24-L .309-495-34-108-.991) 2-time winner(3B-02)
CF Gerry Hawkins, Chicago (25-L .256-663-23-82-.746)
RF Dick Panos, Atlanta (28-R .290-606-31-111-.838)

Pacific Coast League
P Hal Kestler, Dallas (27-R .271-70-1-8-.629)
C Joe Taylor, Denver (23-R .325-551-34-116-.933)
1B Glenn Snowden, Portland (27-R .323-570-43-139-1.003) 3-time winner(02-03)
2B Greg Hobbs, Milwaukee (30-R .287-467-26-81-.879 29 SB) 3-time winner(SS-01,2B-03)
3B Larry Murphy, Minnesota (24-R .311-602-4-53-.822 45 SB)
SS Dick Henry, Minnesota (26-S .310-562-9-78-.770)
LF Kevin McKinney, Denver (24-R .366-648-37-117-1.084 32 SB)
CF Clay Laurence, San Francisco (25-R .314-653-19-100-.878 38 SB) 4-time winner(RF-01,CF-02,LF-03)
RF Ken Manning, Kansas City (26-R .326-592-30-110-.947 28 SB)

Questdog 02-11-2020 02:38 PM

Friday, November 5, 2004

The Rookie of the Year awards were announced today.

National League
1B Vinny Michel, Pittsburgh (27-R .312-388-15-59-.875) (Voting: 23-142)

Others receiving votes:
LF Terry Nix, Chicago (23-L 303-584-18-77-.815) (9-90)
2B Jesus Lopez, Miami (23-S .291-412-6-35-.771 33 SB) (0-56)

Pacific Coast League
CF Eric Daniels, Denver (22-L .284-645-17-80-.807 33 SB) (27-150)

Others receiving votes:
LF Ray Knowles, Sacramento (21-L .325-554-4-49-.853 61 SB) (5-106)
2B Kevin Shellhammer, Houston (26-R .272-349-5-35-.727) (0-28)
SP John Krawczyk, Portland (25-L 8-7 2.93 22 GS 141.1 IP, 134 H, 4 HR, 33 BB, 82 SO) (0-4)

Questdog 02-11-2020 02:59 PM

Saturday, November 6, 2004

The Cy Young Awards were announced today.

National League
SP Carlos de Santiago, Brooklyn (24-L 18-10 2.60 ERA 34 GS, 260 IP, 221 H, 10 HR, 62 BB, 165 SO) (14-166)

Others receiving votes:
SP Jerry Sullivan, Washington (30-L 17-13 2.47 ERA 36 GS, 266 IP, 237 H, 11 HR, 41 BB, 166 SO) (12-148) 02 winner
SP Javier Meneses, Washington (22-R 14-12 2.39 ERA 33 GS, 241 IP, 228 H, 8 HR, 47 BB, 105 SO) (1-60)
SP Raul Alvarado, Montreal (28-L 15-13 3.07 ERA 36 GS, 260.2 IP, 220 H, 8 HR, 121 BB, 247 SO) (2-45) 03 winner
SP Felipe Diaz, Baltimore (28-R 17-12 2.58 ERA 33 GS, 240.1 IP, 199 H, 10 HR, 57 BB, 127 SO) (0-42)
SP Bob Showalter, Brooklyn (31-R 18-8 2.36 ERA 33 GS, 244.1 IP, 202 H, 17 HR, 54 BB, 103 SO) (1-36)
SP Kevin Allen, Toronto (24-R 12-7 2.57 ERA 26 GS, 189.1 IP, 137 H, 20 HR, 65 BB, 194 SO) (2-32)
SP Dave Little, Pittsburgh (22-L 15-14 2.57 ERA 35 GS, 252.1 IP, 217 H, 9 HR, 62 BB, 130 SO) (0-8)
SP Jeff Kintz, Detroit (27-R 16-13 2.98 ERA 36 GS, 257 IP, 217 H, 15 HR, 83 BB, 151 SO) (0-7)

Pacific Coast League

SP Barry Phillips, Portland (21-R 19-4 2.18 ERA 33 GS, 231 IP, 182 H, 8 HR, 70 BB, 129 SO) (29-215)

Others receiving votes:
SP Greg Ware, Oakland (28-L 17-14 2.33 ERA 35 GS, 262.2 IP, 232 H, 13 HR, 59 BB, 195 SO) (2-112) 03 winner
SP Hal Kestler, Dallas (27-R 16-9 2.21 ERA 27 GS, 207.2 IP, 169 H, 14 HR, 28 BB, 111 SO) (0-85)
SP Al Johnson, Kansas City (24-R 19-9 2.67 ERA 34 GS, 256.1 IP, 218 H, 12 HR, 41 BB, 129 SO) (0-38) 01 & 02 winner
SP Bobby Johnson, Portland (25-R 19-7 2.77 ERA 35 GS, 237.1 IP, 197 H, 14 HR, 54 BB, 131 SO) (0-30)
SP Vic Kyzer, Milwaukee (26-L 22-10 3.26 ERA 36 GS, 248.1 IP, 236 H, 20 HR, 55 BB, 219 SO) (1-24) ex-Beaver
SP Jesus Benitez, Houston (24-R 15-10 2.57 ERA 33 GS, 245.1 IP, 203 H, 10 HR, 69 BB, 164 SO) (0-22)
SP Sergio Peralta, Kansas City (29-R 17-9 2.62 ERA 31 GS, 233.2 IP, 208 H, 10 HR, 41 BB, 116 SO) (0-8)
RP Rich Larkin, Portland (25-R 5-4 1.63 ERA 27 SV 58 G, 83 IP, 62 H, 2 HR, 22 BB, 88 SO) (0-6)
SP Frank Flores, Portland (25-R 21-7 3.23 ERA 35 GS, 222.2 IP, 230 H, 12 HR, 45 BB, 90 SO) (0-2)
SP Antonio Gonzalez, Hollywood (25-L 11-4 2.03 ERA 33 GS, 177.1 IP, 137 H, 7 HR, 35 BB, 140 SO) (0-2)

Questdog 02-11-2020 03:18 PM

Sunday, November 7, 2004

The MVP Awards were announced today.

National League
1B Alex Urias, Atlanta (39-L .304-602-51-132-1.024) (18-378)

Others Receiving Votes:
1B Roberto Perez, St. Louis (33-L .344-620-38-122-1.034) (14-358)
1B Dave White, Boston (27-L .325-573-28-102-.998) (0-249) 02 & 03 winner
LF Fernando Mexicano, Cleveland (24-L .309-495-34-108-.991) (0-229) ex-Beaver
LF Dave Pass, Cincinnati (30-L .307-583-31-127-.922 22 SB) (0-182)
1B Burt McTyre, Cleveland (31-R .316-655-22-115-.864 22 SB) (0-170)
LF Mark Montana, Baltimore (26-R .290-631-26-84-.825 39 SB) (0-81)
RF Dick Panos, Atlanta (28-R .290-606-31-111-.838) (0-67)
SS Mark Flynn, Cincinnati (24-L .293-615-16-82-.816 28 SB) (0-64)
CF Lorenzo Ocampo, Pittsburgh (24-L .319-571-3-46-.779 56 SB) (0-22)
2B Mike Paterson, Chicago (22-L .305-436-17-73-.893) (0-19)
C Tom Cooper, Miami (29-L .299-472-14-75-.774) (0-18)
RF Willie Gonzalez, Miami (26-R .292-613-18-102-.794 43 SB) (0-14)
CF Gerry Hawkins, Chicago (25-L .256-663-23-82-.746 55 SB) (0-13)
3B Bill Commisso, Pittsburgh (26-R .280-589-24-94-.823) (0-11)
LF Steve Ward, Toronto (35-R .268-601-26-85-.813) (0-4)
3B Ruben Campos, Toronto (31-R .271-605-20-70-.758) (0-3)
1B Buddy Vernon, Cincinnati (25-R .317-561-14-91-.850 41 SB) (0-3)
SP Jerry Sullivan, Washington (30-L See Cy Young voting) (0-2)
LF Artie Hawkins, Miami (30-R .305-560-12-76-.808 33 SB) (0-1)

Pacific Coast League

LF Kevin McKinney, Denver (24-R .366-573-37-117-1.084 32 SB) (28-428)

Others receiving votes:
1B Glenn Snowden, Portland (27-R .323-570-43-139-1.003) (4-308)
RF Ken Manning, Kansas City (26-R .326-592-30-110-.947 28 SB) (0-229)
CF Clay Laurence, San Francisco (25-R .314-653-19-100-.878 38 SB) (0-209) 03 winner
C Joe Taylor, Denver (23-R .325-551-34-116-.933) (0-168)
LF Dave McDowell, San Francisco (34-R .273-589-42-134-.914) (0-147) 10 & 02 winner
C Tim Higbee, Portland (21-S .297-562-28-85-.854) (0-118)
C Charlie Allen, Los Angeles (33-S .290-517-29-82-.891) (0-110)
CF Marco Manga, Minnesota (25-L .308-445-25-85-.969 22 SB) (0-91)
RF Enrique Ramos, Portland (25-L .309-524-24-81-.883) (0-27)
SP Barry Phillips, Portland (21-R See Cy Young voting) (0-26)
RF Jerry Serrano, San Francisco (30-R .317-656-13-61-.818 25 SB) (0-15)
3B Larry Murphy, Minnesota (24-R .311-602-4-53-.822 45 SB) ((0-4)
2B Greg Hobbs, Milwaukee (30-R .287-467-26-81-.879 29 SB) (0-3)
SP Greg Ware, Oakland (28-L See Cy Young voting) (0-3)
SP Hal Kestler, Dallas (27-R See Cy Young voting) (0-2)

Editor's Note: I do not pick any of the awards, nor do I vote for them. They are all strictly chosen by the A.I.

Questdog 02-11-2020 03:26 PM

Monday, November 15, 2004

Arbitration Hearings


We have 10 cases that went to arbitration (we did not try to sign anyone to an extension as our budget was up against the limit). 1B Oscar Trejo (31-R), LF Carlos Lopez (29-L), CF Jack Hinckley (28-R) and RF Jose Julio (29-R) were all non-tendered.

Results:
POS NAME (Age-T/B) 2003 Salary/Club Offer/Player's Offer/Winner
SP Frank Flores (25-R) $50K/$600K/$625K/PLAYER
SP Bobby Johnson (29-R) $400K/$600K/$739.5K/PLAYER
RP Rich Larkin (25-R) $50K/$300K/$356.25K/PLAYER
RP Leonardo Sanchez (25-R) $120K/$360K/$433.8K/PLAYER
C Rick Mansoor (31-R) $50K/$65K/$106.5K/TEAM
1B Steve Hermanson (27-S) $670K/$750K/$937.5K/TEAM
2B A.J. Lee (24-R) $50K/$240K/$287.4K/TEAM
2B Juan Rojas (25-S) $50K/$75K/$118K/TEAM
SS Denny Peters (28-S) $52.5K/$150K/$152.625K/PLAYER
SS Dave Risinger (28-R) $320K/$380K/$450.3K/TEAM


Not a bad result; split down the middle between Team and Player. We only have to pay about $300K more than we were offering.

Questdog 02-11-2020 03:36 PM

Monday, November 29, 2004

The World Champion Minnesota Twins signed NL MVP 1B Alex Urias (39-L) of Atlanta to a 2-year contract at $2.58 million per season. The 2nd year is contingent on him playing 135 games in 2005. He set the all-time record with 51 HR this season. Their lineup, which finished 2nd in the PCL in scoring last year, just got a whole lot better...

Questdog 02-11-2020 03:44 PM

Wednesday, December 1, 2004

The two best relievers on the market were snapped up today.

RP Danny Mathies (31-R) of Kansas City, who had 33 SV and a 2.01 ERA in 2004, was signed by Boston to a 3 year contract at $740K per season.

RP Hal Ockey (29-R) of Los Angeles was signed by San Diego to a 2 year contract worth $1.61 million. He had 30 SV and a 1.53 ERA in 2004 and had 135 SV in 4 years with 1.84 ERA for the Angels.

3B Rod Splinter (38-R) of Miami was signed by Philadelphia to a 2 year contract at $1.29 million per season. The 2nd year requires that he get 550 PA in 2005. He hit .230-513-12-73-.743 last season.

2B Rick Coleman (29-R) of Los Angeles was signed by Cleveland to a 3 year contract at $990K per season. I am glad to see him out of the PCL as he was a particular thorn in our side.

Questdog 02-11-2020 03:54 PM

Saturday, December 4, 2004

2B Buddy Potts (29-R) of San Diego was signed to a 3 year contract at $1.07 million per season by the Oakland Oaks. He hit .274-543-12-61-.747 with 27 SB this season.

SS Alex Garrido (27-L) of Cleveland was signed to an 8 year contract worth $16.01 million by the Los Angeles Angels. The final year is a player option. He hit .273-633-7-72-.721 with 29 SB this season.

Questdog 02-11-2020 04:02 PM

Monday, December 13, 2004

2003 Cy Young Award winner, SP Greg Ware (28-L) of Oakland, was signed by Cincinnati to a 6 year contract worth $14.92 million, an average of $2.487 million per season. He was 17-14 with a 2.33 ERA in 35 starts this season and was 54-36 over the past three seasons.

RP Denny Jennissen (31-R) of Portland was signed to a 1 year contract worth $316K by the Atlanta Crackers. He is from South Carolina, so gets to pitch much closer to home. I am happy for him.

Questdog 02-11-2020 04:36 PM

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

RF Gene Garman (32-L) of Baltimore was signed to a 3 year contract at $1.43 million per season by the Seattle Rainiers. He hit .277-555-15-75-.765 this season. In 2001, he hit 30 HR for Denver.

Questdog 02-11-2020 04:39 PM

Saturday, December 18, 2004

C Dennis Allen (29-R) of Dallas was signed by the St. Louis Cardinals to a 7 year contract worth $13.7 million, an average of $1.96 million per season. The final season is a $1.82 million player option. He hit .258-527-24-83-.765 this season and .324-531-31-114-.944 last year.

Questdog 02-11-2020 04:46 PM

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

SP Chuck Pitre (36-R) of Seattle was singed by the Montreal Expos to a 1 year contract worth $1.28 million. He was 13-13 with a 3.32 ERA this season and 16-7 with a 3.53 ERA last season for the World Champion Detroit Tigers.

Questdog 02-11-2020 04:56 PM

Thursday, December 23, 2004

1B Tony Pena (36-R) of Chicago was signed by the Los Angeles Angels to a 2 year contract at $1.64 million per season. The 2nd year is contingent on him playing 135 games in 2005. He hit .288-368-33-78-.969 in only 97 games this year and led the NL in HR every season from 2001 to 2003 with a total of 116.

LF Steve Ward (35-R) of Toronto was signed by the Philadelphia Phillies to a 3 year contract worth $5.46 million, an average of $1.82 million per season. He hit .268-601-26-85-.813 this year, but in 4 seasons for the Blue Jays, he hit .304 with a .913 OPS. He tied for the lead in HR with 38 in 2001 and led in 2B with 47 in 2003.

Questdog 02-11-2020 05:03 PM

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

The Minnesota Twins traded World Series MVP CF Dick Turner (29-R) and minor league CF Charlie Deaton (23-R) to the Milwaukee Brewers for SP Oscar Rios (34-L) and CF Wayne Rice (24-R), who the Brewers had just acquired 3 days earlier from Atlanta.

Turner hit .289-402-2-37-.724 this season and was 12 for 26 (.462) with 7 RBI in the World Series.
Deaton was a 3rd round pick in the 2003 B Leagues draft.

Rios was 14-13 with a 3.42 ERA in 31 starts this season and 19-6 with a 3.13 ERA last year.
Rice hit .258-97-1-10-.634 with 6 SB as a rookie for Atlanta this season and was the #58 prospect last Spring.

Questdog 02-11-2020 05:06 PM

Sunday, January 2, 2005

3B Johnnie Graham (30-R) of Denver was signed by Kansas City to a 4 year contract worth $7.01 million, an average of $1.753 million per season. He hit .265-565-33-101-.849 this season and .296-652-43-117-.909, leading the PCL in HR, last season. He is a bad fielder, though.

Questdog 02-11-2020 11:55 PM

Monday, January 3, 2005

SP Steve Muir (30-R) of San Francisco was signed by the St. Louis Cardinals to a 2 year contract at $1.01 million per season. He was 10-18 with 4.25 ERA last season for Portland and San Francisco, but was 20-6 with a 3.08 ERA in 2003 for the Beavers.

Questdog 02-12-2020 10:33 AM

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Monday, January 3, 2005

Time for the B Leagues Draft!

This year I had the time to scrutinize the available talent thoroughly, but picking last in the draft, I could not pinpoint any certain players that we were likely to get. So I made a list of 44 players that I would be willing to take. When pick #32 rolled around, I was surprised to find that my 2nd overall choice was still available! Even though, I became immediately suspicious that SD Oscar Cervantes had overrated him because they shared a last name, I drafted him just the same. The player that topped my list was the #1 pick by San Francisco.


My list of 44 prospects was exhausted after the 7th round, so we drafted a slacker that SD Cervantes says has big time potential. If he indeed shows promise, we will trade him, as no slacker will ever play for the Beavers!

Questdog 02-12-2020 10:50 AM

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Tuesday, January 4, 2005

SP Graham Pethel (27-R) of Kansas City was signed by the New York Giants to a 6 year contract at $1.88 million per season, with the final year being a player option. He was 15-12 with a 3.45 ERA last season and 58-47 with a 2.92 ERA in 4 seasons with the Royals. He was an All-Star in 2003.

Trade #59
SP Frank Flores (25-R) to Minnesota for 2B George Brock (24-L)

Brock was the #33 prospect last Spring.


Questdog 02-12-2020 11:04 AM

Thursday, January 6, 2005

SP Tom Walters (28-R) of Hollywood was signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3 year contract at $1.58 million per season. He was 16-10 with a 2.61 ERA this past season.

Questdog 02-12-2020 11:37 AM

Friday, February 4, 2005

RF John Trent (33-R) of Sacramento was signed by the New York Giants to a 2 year contract at $1.29 million per season. He hit .249-582-15-81-.745 with 31 2B, 10 3B and 14 SB last season for Sacramento and Dallas.

That should be the last of the $1 million a year contracts this year.

Questdog 02-12-2020 12:01 PM

Monday, February 28, 2005

We began our schedule of 30 exhibition games with a 7 to 2 win over the Seals at our Spring Training Complex in Glendale, Arizona. The only real competition this Spring is in the starting rotation, where we have 4 young pitchers that we like and only 3 spots to give them. Cross your fingers for no serious injuries.

Questdog 02-12-2020 12:25 PM

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

SP Manny Lopez (32-R) of Cleveland was signed by the Atlanta Crackers to a 1 year contract worth $1.37 million. He was 14-13 with a 3.04 ERA last season and 53-53 with a 3.58 ERA in 4 seasons for the Indians.

Questdog 02-12-2020 12:32 PM

Sunday, March 20, 2005

Houston lost SP Jesus Benitez (24-R) for the season with a ruptured disc in his back. He was 15-10 with a 2.57 ERA last season.

Questdog 02-12-2020 12:42 PM

Friday, March 25, 2005

SP Richard Oliver (35-R) of Minnesota was signed by the Chicago Cubs to a 1 year deal for $1.74 million. He was 12-12 with 3.38 ERA last season and was 3-1 with a 2.28 ERA in the postseason.

Seattle traded CF Dan McKee (27-R) and minor league RF Charlie Carpenter (22-R) to Toronto for SP Craig Daly (28-L).

McKee hit .242-660-7-51-.643 with 28 SB last season, but is a .264 career hitter.

Carpenter was a 3rd round pick in this year's B Leagues Draft.

Daly was was 12-8 with a 3.52 ERA as a rookie last year.

Questdog 02-12-2020 01:17 PM

Sunday, March 27, 2005

SP Jeff Hunt (29-R) of Baltimore was signed by the Hollywood Stars to a 1 year deal for $1.74 million. He was 14-6 with 3.59 ERA last season.

Now that should definitely be the last of the $1 million dollar contracts.

Questdog 02-12-2020 01:25 PM

Thursday, March 31, 2005

We ended our Spring Training schedule with a 5 to 2 win at the Minnesota Twins Training Complex. We got banged up some this Spring, but no one died... New backup catcher, Jay Kerksieck (27-R) has a sore elbow that Trudy the Trainer estimates will bother him for about 3 weeks. 2B Juan Rojas broke his thumb, but should only miss a few games of the season, though he is going to Vancouver (A) to rehab then. And our starting rotation sorted itself out when P David Cruz withdrew his name from consideration with a pulled hamstring that will keep him out until a week into May.

We ended up 18-12, tied with San Diego for the best record in our division. Los Angeles brought up the rear at 10-20. The Cleveland Indians had the best overall record at 21-9 and the Detroit Tigers had the worst at 9-21. Greg Hobbs of Milwaukee led all players with 7 HR and ex-Beaver Fernando Mexicano of Cleveland led with a .475 BA.

Next Up: Meet the Beavers!

Questdog 02-12-2020 09:52 PM

Sunday, April 3, 2005

We lost SP Duke McKenzie (27-R) to a waiver claim by San Francisco. He was our 5th round pick in the 2002 B Leagues Draft. In 2002 and 2003, he was 4-5 with a 5.01 ERA and 1 SV in 20 G (13 GS) for the Beavers.

Questdog 02-12-2020 11:19 PM

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Meet the Beavers!

Opening Day starters are highlighted in blue.

Opening Day Roster
Pitchers
Starting Rotation

Barry Phillips
21 year old right-hander (22 on April 28) from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 6' 2" 183 lbs. (+1) $50,000. Arbitration eligible after this season. Acquired in a trade with Cleveland in November, 2003, for Fernando Mexicano. He won the Cy Young Award for us, so I guess it was a good trade! 98 MPH fastball with a good curve and changeup and a slider that is not so hot. He keeps the ball low in the zone and gets a lot of ground balls. He is a pretty good fielder, but does not hold runners close to the bag very well. He is very smart, but walks to the beat of his own drummer. Was 2-0 and did not allow a run this Spring. 20 IP, 14 H, 0 HR, 4 BB, 15 SO.
2004 (MLB): 19-4 2.18 ERA 33 GS, 231 IP, 182 H, 8 HR, 70 BB, 129 SO, 2.7/5.0 BB/SO per 9 for Portland
MLB (2 yrs): 30-15 3.05 ERA 63 G, 60 GS, 407 IP, 355 H, 16 HR, 163 BB, 222 SO, 3.6/4.9 BB/SO per 9 for Cleveland (1) and Portland (1)

Bobby Johnson
25 year old (26 on April 20) right-hander from St. Petersburg, Florida. 6' 2" 204 lbs. (+4) $739,500. Arbitration eligible. Acquired in a trade with Seattle in January, 2001. He was the 12th overall pick in that year's B Leagues Draft. 94 MPH over-the-top fastball with a curve, changeup, splitter and circle change. The changeup is his best pitch, but all are very good, except the circle change, which is a work in progress. Not a good move to first. Only a decent a decent bunter. Likable young man. Was 2-0 with a 3.32 ERA this Spring. 19 IP, 17 H, 1 HR, 7 BB, 11 SO.
2004 (MLB): 19-7 2.77 ERA 35 GS, 237.1 IP, 197 H, 14 HR, 54 BB, 131 SO 2.0/5.0 BB/SO per 9 for Portland
MLB (4 yrs): 61-41 2.91 ERA 141 G, 140 GS, 977.1 IP, 863 H, 54 HR, 245 BB, 557 SO, 2.3/5.1 BB/SO per 9 for Portland

John Krawczyk
25 year old (26 on April 17) left-hander from Columbia, Maryland (15 miles southwest of Baltimore). 6' 4" 218 lbs. (+4) $50,000. Minimum. Acquired in a trade with Houston in January, 2003. He was selected in the 3rd round of the 2003 B Leagues Draft. 94 MPH fastball with a good curve, a mediocre sinker and a crappy changeup. A good move to first, but only average for a left-hander and not a good fielder or bunter. Soft spoken and goes about his business. He was 1-1 with a 1.35 ERA this Spring. 20 IP, 14 H, 0 HR, 4 BB, 18 SO.
2004 (MLB): 8-7 2.93 ERA 22 GS, 141.1 IP, 134 H, 4 HR, 33 BB, 82 SO, 2.1/5.2 BB/SO per 9 as a rookie for Portland
2004 (A): 2-4 3.22 ERA 6 GS, 36.1 IP, 37 H, 2 HR, 15 BB, 25 SO, 3.7/6.2 BB/SO per 9 for Vancouver
MLB (2 yrs): 8-8 2.96 ERA 23 GS, 143 IP, 139 H, 4 HR, 35 BB, 82 SO, 2.2/5.2 BB/SO per 9 for Portland

Ron Marling
24 year old right-hander from Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania (a suburb of Philadelphia). 6' 0" 178 lbs. $50,000. Minimum. Acquired in a trade with Toronto in May, 2004. 93 MPH cut fastball that he throws sidearm with a very good slider, a good changeup and a mediocre splitter. A good move to first, but not a good fielder. A terrific bunter. He only started 18 games for us last season, but led the team in SH. He was 3-1 with a 3.44 ERA this Spring. 18.1 IP, 16 H, 1 HR, 6 BB, 10 SO.
2004 (MLB): 11-7 3.03 ERA 1 SV 22 G, 18 GS, 136.2 IP, 119 H, 13 HR, 21 BB, 68 SO, 1.4/4.5 BB/SO per 9 as a rookie for Toronto (5.2 IP) and Portland (131 IP)
2004 (A): 4-2 3.09 ERA 6 GS, 43.2 IP, 41 H, 2 HR, 8 BB, 25 SO, 1.6/5.2 BB/SO per 9 for Vancouver
MLB (2 yrs): 11-7 2.90 ERA 1 SV 26 G, 18 GS, 142.2 IP, 123 H, 13 HR, 23 BB, 70 SO, 1.5/4.4 BB/SO per 9 for Toronto (1.05) and Portland (0.95)

Rick Webber
23 year old right-hander from Mercedes, Texas (20 miles southeast of McAllen and 9 miles north of the Mexican border). 6' 1" 190 lbs. $50,000. Minimum. Acquired in a trade with Milwaukee in November, 2003. 96 MPH fastball with a good curve and a mediocre slider. A superb move to first, but not a good fielder and a decent bunter. Very hard worker and an excellent human being. He was 1-2 with a 2.75 ERA this Spring. 19.2 IP, 18 H, 0 HR, 10 BB, 6 SO.
2004 (MLB): 2-0 2.29 ERA 4 G, 2 GS, 19.2 IP, 17 H, 0 HR, 7 BB, 12 SO, 3.2/5.5 BB/SO per for Portland
2004 (A): 13-9 3.27 ERA 28 GS, 203.2 IP, 171 H, 11 HR, 62 BB, 118 SO, 2.7/5.2 BB/SO per 9 for Vancouver
MLB (2 yrs): 7-1 3.74 ERA 44 G, 2 GS, 106 IP, 114 H, 5 HR, 49 BB, 87 SO, 4.2/7.4 BB/SO per 9 for Milwaukee (1) and Portland (1)

Bullpen
Rich Larkin
25 year old right-hander from Mobile, Alabama. 6' 7" 222 lbs. (+9) $356,250. Arbitration eligible. Selected in the 4th round of the 2002 B Leagues Draft. 94 MPH over-the-top live fastball with a very good sinker and crappy changeup. Wants to be a starter. Decent move to 1st and a poor fielder. Hard worker and good guy. The fans have taken a liking to him. 0-2 with a 2.93 ERA this Spring. 15.1 IP, 11 H, 0 HR, 8 BB, 13 SO. He is the only relief pitcher on our roster this Opening Day who was on our roster last Opening Day.
2004 (MLB): 5-4 1.63 ERA 27 SV 58 G, 83 IP, 62 H, 2 HR, 22 BB, 88 SO, 2.4/9.5 BB/SO per 9 for Portland
MLB (3 yrs): 11-12 2.32 ERA 42 SV 154 G, 220.2 IP, 172 H, 14 HR, 72 BB, 234 SO, 2.9/9.5 BB/SO per 9 for Portland

Leonardo Sanchez
25 year old right-hander from North Mankato, Minnesota (a small town 80 miles southwest of Minneapolis). 6' 3" 199 lbs. $433,800. Arbitration eligible. Acquired in a trade with Dallas in May, 2004. 92 MPH sinker that is very hittable and a horrific changeup. But he throws the best knuckle curve in Baseball. Decent move to 1st and a poor fielder. Never causes any trouble. He won the Fireman Trophy last season, in a travesty of a vote, snubbing the much more deserving Javier Fernandez of Hollywood. But that is not his fault and he had a great year for us, but stunk it up on the PCLCS. 1-2 with a 6.55 ERA this Spring. 11 IP, 13 H, 0 HR, 5 BB, 11 SO. His bad PCLCS combined with his bad Spring, has us concerned.
2004 (MLB): 8-2 0.99 ERA 11 SV 61 G, 73 IP, 54 H, 2 HR, 24 BB, 76 SO, 3.0/9.4 BB/SO per 9 for Dallas (9.2 IP) and Portland (63.1 IP)
MLB (4 yrs): 19-17 2.43 ERA 25 SV 202 G, 3 GS, 278 IP, 240 H, 11 HR, 117 BB, 235 SO, 3.8/7.6 BB/SO per 9 for Dallas (3.1) and Portland (0.9)

Dave Briggs
27 year old left-hander from New Market, Tennessee (a very small town 35 miles northeast of Knoxville). 6' 6" 215 lbs. $88,000. Renewable. Acquired in a trade with Baltimore in October, 2004. He was a 6th round pick in the 2003 B Leagues Draft by Cincinnati, who released him in January, 2004. 90 MPH over-the-top fastball with one of the best curve balls in the Majors and a crappy changeup. Good move to 1st, but a poor fielder. Very smart, but goes his own way. 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA this Spring. 12 IP, 8 H, 0 HR, 12 BB, 17 SO.
2004 (MLB): 2-0 1.47 ERA 35 G, 73.2 IP, 43 H, 0 HR, 31 BB, 72 SO, 3.8/8.8 BB/SO per 9 for Baltimore
MLB (2 yrs): 2-0 1.40 ERA 39 G, 77.1 IP, 44 H, 0 HR, 32 BB, 74 SO, 3.7/8.6 BB/SO per 9 for Cincinnati (1) and Baltimore (1)

Steve Stewart
25 year old left-hander from Wixom, Michigan (a suburb of Detroit). 6' 0" 182 lbs. $50,000. Arbitration eligible after this season. Acquired in a trade with Kansas City in May, 2004. 92 MPH fastball with that he throws with 4 seams or 2. He also tries to throw a changeup, but it is not very good and Leonardo Sanchez has been teaching him a knuckle curve, but he has not got it down yet. Excellent move to 1st, but a poor fielder. Very smart and a good person. He also wants to be a starting pitcher. 1-0 with a 1.96 ERA this Spring. 23 IP, 21 H, 0 HR, 10 BB, 27 SO.
2004 (MLB): 5-2 2.18 ERA 5 SV 56 G, 45.1 IP, 36 H, 3 HR, 12 BB, 46 SO, 2.4/9.1 BB/SO per 9 for Kansas City (8 IP) and Portland (37.1 IP)
2004 (A): 0-0 4.50 ERA 1 G, 2 IP, 1 H, 1 HR, 0 BB, 5 SO, 0.0/22.5 BB/SO per 9 for Vancouver in a rehab appearance
MLB (2 yrs): 7-2 2.57 ERA 5 SV 73 G, 77 IP, 65 H, 6 HR, 20 BB, 70 SO, 2.3/8.2 BB/SO per 9 for Kansas City (1.2) and Portland (0.8)

Larry McLellan
28 year old right-hander from Greenacres, Florida (In Palm Beach County, just west of Lake Worth. I lived there in the 1980's). 6' 0" 186 lbs. $50,000. Minimum. Acquired in a trade with San Francisco in May, 2004. 90 MPH cut fastball. He also throws a sinker and a changeup, but neither pitch is very good. Decent move to 1st, but a poor fielder. He's regular Joe, not one to cause trouble. 1-0 with a 2.93 ERA and 1 SV this Spring. 15.1 IP, 19 H, 1 HR, 5 BB, 15 SO.
2004 (MLB): 4-2 3.21 ERA 1 SV 33 G, 1 GS, 53.1 IP, 43 H, 5 HR, 15 BB, 37 SO, 2.5/6.2 BB/SO per 9 for San Francisco (12.2 IP) and Portland (40.2 IP)
2004 (A): 1-0 0.39 ERA 12 SV 19 G, 23 IP, 14 H, 0 HR, 4 BB, 15 SO, 1.6/5.9 BB/SO per 9 for Vancouver
MLB (2 yrs): 8-2 2.81 ERA 67 G, 1 GS, 99.1 IP, 80 H, 6 HR, 26 BB, 67 SO, 2.4/6.1 BB/SO per 9 for San Francisco (1.2) and Portland (0.8)

Jerry Switalski
23 year old right-hander from San Antonio, Texas. 6' 1" 181 lbs. Rookie. He was a 4th round pick in the 2004 B Leagues Draft. 89 MPH over-the-top fastball with a knee buckling curve a crappy slider. Not a good move to 1st and a poor fielder. Very hard worker. The injury to David Cruz and his good showing this Spring make him a surprise member of our Opening Day roster. 2-0 with a 1.69 ERA and 1 SV this Spring. 16 IP, 15 H, 1 HR, 3 BB, 18 SO.
2004 (A): 1-6 1.36 ERA 4 SV 31 G, 39.2 IP, 21 H, 2 HR, 17 BB, 44 SO, 3.9/10.0 BB/SO per 9 for Vancouver
2003 (B): 9-8 2.28 ERA 24 SV 56 G, 10 GS, 118.1 IP, 95 H, 3 HR, 39 BB, 75 SO, 3.0/5.7 BB/SO per 9 for Little Rock

Fielders
Catchers

Tim Higbee
22 year old catcher who bats from both sides of the plate and throws right-handed from Shreveport, Louisiana. 6' 2" 194 lbs. (no change) $50,000. Arbitration eligible after this season. Acquired in a trade with Sacramento in January, 2003. He was drafted in the 1st round (5th overall) of the 2003 B Leagues Draft. He won the Gold Glove last year, but we are still not convinced that he is a plus defender. He is very good at blocking pitches in the dirt, but his throwing leaves a lot to be desired. He's a very hard worker and a natural born leader. A slow runner. His strikeout to walk ratio is not very good, but he should get more patient as he matures. He made the All-Star team last year. He hit .300 with 7 2B and 2 HR and a .832 OPS this Spring.
2004 (MLB): .297/.338/.516 in 562 AB with 28 HR and 85 RBI and 0 SB for Portland
MLB (2 yrs): .281/.322/.467 in 1006 AB with 42 HR and 143 RBI and 0 SB for Portland

Stan DiPrima
25 year old catcher who bats left-handed and throws right-handed from New York City. 6' 2" 208 lbs. Rookie. Acquired in a trade with Boston in January, 2003. Solid receiver with an average arm. Decent runner for a catcher and will steal a base if the battery is napping. Even tempered. Will hold down the fort until Jay Kerksieck can play in a few weeks. Not much of a hitter, but will draw a lot of walks. Hit .353 (all singles) with an .853 OPS this Spring.
2004 (A): .267/.376/.352 in 281 AB with 2 HR and 38 RBI and 2 SB for Vancouver
2003 (C): .230/.325/.302 in 252 AB with 2 HR and 34 RBI and 0 SB for Evansville

Infielders

Glenn Snowden
28 year old first baseman who bats and throws right-handed from Prestonsburg, Kentucky (a very small coal mining town in the mountains of southeastern Kentucky). 6' 3" 216 lbs. (+5) $1,700,000. Signed through 2012. An Original Beaver. Won the Gold Glove at first base in 2001 and 3 Silver Bats from 2002 to 2004. A 4-time All-Star and finished 2nd in the MVP voting the last two seasons. Won the Batting Title in 2003 and led the PCL in RBI in each of the last 2 seasons. Led the League in HR last year. A slow runner. A very hard worker and a fan favorite. Hit .245 with 1 HR and a .723 OPS this Spring.
2004 (MLB): .323/.410/.593 in 570 AB with 43 HR and 139 RBI and 0 SB for Portland
MLB (4 yrs): .327/.406/.578 in 2330 AB with 150 HR and 498 RBI and 2 SB for Portland

Steve Hermanson
27 year old first baseman who bats from both sides of the plate and throws right-handed from St. Joseph, Illinois (a very small town 15 miles east of Champaign). 6' 0" 177 lbs. $750,000. Free Agent after this season. Acquired in a trade with Kansas City in October, 2004. Good fielder with decent range for a first baseman. His arm is weak, but accurate. A very fast runner, but not very good at stealing bases. He stole 8 and was caught 13 times last year. Has hit 124 doubles over the last 4 seasons. He led the PCL in walks with 88 in 2003. Hit .250 with a .636 OPS this Spring.
2004 (MLB): .288/.364/.411 in 358 AB with 6 HR and 22 RBI and 8 SB for Kansas City
MLB (4 yrs): .293/.369/.430 in 2120 AB with 41 HR and 246 RBI and 55 SB for Milwaukee (2) and Kansas City (2)

George Brock
24 year old second baseman who bats left-handed and throws right-handed from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho (a small city in northwest Idaho, 35 miles east of Spokane, Washington). 6' 1" 194 lbs. $50,000. Minimum. Acquired in a trade with Minnesota in January. He was a 3rd round pick in the 2002 B Leagues Draft. Excellent range and a quick release and good hands. A weak arm limits him to the right side of the infield, but can also play the outfield. A very fast runner, but not a very good base stealer. We traded a 2-time 20 game winner (Frank Flores) to get him. We are hoping we can be a good leadoff hitter. Hit .313 with an .441 OBP and a .774 OPS this Spring. If he can do that during the regular season, I will be ecstatic.
2004 (MLB): .253/.305/.342 in 158 AB with 2 HR and 19 RBI and 5 SB as a rookie for Minnesota
2004 (A): .223/.319/.322 in 121 AB with 0 HR and 7 RBI and 5 SB for Buffalo
MLB (2 yrs): .250/.305/.338 in 160 AB with 2 HR and 19 RBI and 5 SB for Minnesota

A.J. Lee
25 year old second baseman who bats and throws right-handed from Fremont, California (on San Francisco Bay). 6' 0" 190 lbs. (+5) $240,000. Arbitration eligible. Acquired in a trade with Baltimore in January, 2003. An excellent fielder who can play anywhere on the diamond, except catcher and center field. Good base runner with the above average speed and will steal a base and is good at it. Excellent bunter. Did not progress as we had hoped from a very good 2003. Was still good, but not as good as he had been. Has become injury prone. I think we need him to get through this season, but he will likely be traded this coming Winter. Hit .209 with a .539 OPS this Spring.
2004 (MLB): .284/.338/.358 in 394 AB with 2 HR and 42 RBI and 21 SB for Portland
2004 (A): .300/.375/.500 in 20 AB with 1 HR and 4 RBI and 2 SB for Vancouver in a rehab stint
MLB (3 yrs): .276/.333/.353 in 1173 AB with 6 HR and 111 RBI and 4 SB for Baltimore (1) and Portland (2)

Jeff Galka
36 year old third baseman who bats and throws right-handed from Whisper Walk, Florida (in Palm Beach County near Boca Raton). 6' 3" 206 lbs. (no change) $910,000. Free agent after this season. Acquired in a trade with Oakland in December, 2003. Still can pick it at the hit corner, though his range is now limited at 36. Can play 1st base. A slow runner and not aggressive on the bases. A stand up guy. Hit .304 with 39 HR and 125 RBI in 2001 for Salt Lake City. Had 60 XBH for us a last year and would have been an All-Star if he could have hit a few singles every once in a while. We hope he can give us as good as he was last year and keep the seat warm for up and coming Brent Edwards. Hit .296 with 2 HR and a .792 OPS this Spring.
2004 (MLB): .234/.298/.423 in 565 AB with 23 HR and 89 RBI and 0 SB for Portland
MLB (4 yrs): .254/.316/.452 in 2390 AB with 111 HR and 383 RBI and 3 SB for Salt Lake City (2), Oakland (1) and Portland (1)

Darrell Grigg
22 year old shortstop who bats left-handed and throws right-handed from Lochearn, Maryland (a suburb of Baltimore). 6' 1" 170 lbs. Rookie. Was our 1st round pick in the 2003 B Leagues Draft. According to SD Oscar Cervantes, Grigg is the best fielding shortstop in Baseball. 3 of the top 4 are owned by the Beavers (Johnny Centeno and Dave Maynard). He has more range than anyone alive and has a cannon of an arm. Hit pretty well in Spring Training, so we are going to give him a shot at the starting job against right-handers. He is very fast, but not a good base stealer or very smart on the base paths. HIt .321 with a .752 OPS this Spring.
2004 (A): .250/.301/.308 in 464 AB with 2 HR and 53 RBI an 14 SB for Vancouver

Dave Risinger
29 year old shortstop who bats and throws right-handed from Hayesville, Oregon (a suburb of Salem, just 45 miles south of Portland on the I-5). 6' 2" 199 lbs. (+4) $380,000. Arbitration eligible. An original Beaver. Decent range, but a very strong arm with a super quick release and very good hands. Very fast and a good base stealer (though he did not have a good season in that department in 2004) and a very aggressive base runner. Bounced back from a bade year with his bat in 2003 to have a good season last year. He will start against left-handers and if Grigg falls on his face, we could do a whole lot worse than have him play every day. Hit .320 with a .753 OPS this Spring.
2004 (MLB): .276/.341/.382 in 293 AB with 4 HR and 27 RBI and 10 SB for Portland
MLB (4 yrs): .259/.318/.351 in 1423 AB with 17 HR and 143 RBI and 69 SB for Portland

Outfielders
Kim Springer
24 year old left fielder who bats and throws left-handed from North Westport, Massachusetts (12 miles southwest of Fall River). 6' 5" 206 lbs. (+6) $50,000. Arbitration eligible after this season. Selected in the 1st round (5th overall) in the 2002 B Leagues Draft. Not a very good fielder, though he has an average arm. Not a fast runner, but will steal an occasional base and is a heads up base runner. He is easy to get along with. We tried to trade him the last two Winters, but I did not try this Winter as I think he is primed to have an All-Star season this year. He was platooned last year, but will get an opportunity to play every day this year. Hit .328 with a .750 OPS this Spring.
2004 (MLB): .292/.331/.461 in 538 AB with 16 HR and 74 RBI and 10 SB for Portland
MLB (3 yrs): .288/.329/.451 in 973 AB with 27 HR and 141 RBI and 22 SB for Portland

Jerry Suazo

30 year old center fielder who bats and throws left-handed from Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic. 6' 1" 195 lbs. (no change). $575,000. Free agent after this season. Signed as a free agent in December, 2002. We tries hard to find a new center fielder this Winter, but there just are not many that would be an upgrade from Suazo. And those that would are being ransomed at a very high price by their teams. Has decent range, though a bit lacking for a center fielder. A good arm and good hands. An average runner, but will rarely steal a base. Decent bunter. Very hard worker. He will start against right-handers. Hit .200 with 1 HR and a .528 OPS this Spring.
2004 (MLB): .271/.337/.343 in 443 AB with 2 HR and 33 RBI and 1 SB for Portland
MLB (4 yrs): .285/.362/.359 in 2116 AB with 16 HR and 190 RBI and 2 SB for Hollywood (2) and Portland (2)

Jayson Pemberton
21 year old center fielder who bats and throws right-handed from New Orleans, Louisiana. 6' 3" 190 lbs. (no change) $50,000. Minimum. Selected in the 3rd round of the 2004 B Leagues Draft. The first true center fielder we have had in the Beavers' organization. Superior range and a decent arm. Fast runner and will steal bases. Very smart. He will start against left-handers, but not on Opening Day, because he is still recovering from a concussion suffered in Spring Training. Hit .200 this Spring with a .653 OPS.
2004 (MLB): .235/.254/.252 in 115 AB with 0 HR and 7 RBI and 2 SB as a rookie for Portland
2004 (A): .330/.352/.455 in 88 AB with 0 HR and 10 RBI and 7 SB for Vancouver

Enrique Ramos
26 year old right fielder who bats and throws left-handed from San Francisco de Macoris, the Dominican Republic. 6' 0" 192 lbs. (+3) $850,000. Signed through 2011. Acquired in a trade with New York in November, 2003. Was the NLCS MVP in 2001. A 3-time All-Star (2002-2004) and won a Silver Bat in 2003 in CF and won a Gold Glove in LF in 2001. He was Rookie of the Year in the NL in 2001. He is an adequate right fielder, but will not win any Gold Gloves there. An average runner and not much of a threat to steal. A quiet, stand up guy. He crushes right-handed pitchers, but lefties give him a hard time. He will start versus righties. Hit .278 with 2 HR and a .794 OPS this Spring.
2004 (MLB): .309/.395/.489 in 524 AB with 24 HR and 81 RBI and 1 SB for Portland
MLB (4 yrs): .300/.384/.477 in 2288 AB with 94 HR and 359 RBI and 5 SB for New York (3) and Portland (1)

Leon Davis

23 year old right fielder who bats and throws right-handed from Minot, North Dakota (small city in the middle of nowhere, 50 miles south of the Canadian border). 5' 10" 170 lbs. (+1) Rookie. Selected in the first round of the 2004 B Leagues Draft. Decent range and an arm good enough to play right field, but no stronger. Very sure hands. Can also play 1st base. Vary fast, but not a good base runner and stinks at stealing bases. A very hard worker and a nice guy. Like to lift weights. He is going to get a shot at starting versus left-handers. Hit .354 with 2 HR and a .925 OPS in Spring Training.
2004 (MLB): .100/.182/.150 in 20 AB with 0 HR and 2 RBI and 0 SB for Portland
2004 (A): .326/.374/.463 in 389 AB with 9 HR and 49 RBI and 0 SB for Vancouver

Disabled List
David Cruz
24 year old right-hander from Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. 6' 7" 212 lbs. (+5) Rookie. Acquired in a trade with Philadelphia in November, 2003. 90 MPH over-the-top fast ball which is a very hittable pitch, but he also throws a good slider and an excellent changeup. He is working on a curveball and a screwball, too. Might be too much for him to handle, though, as he is not the brightest bulb in the chandelier. Very good move to 1st, but he is a mediocre fielder as his 6' 7" frame is not very agile. He is an excellent bunter, though. He has a pulled hamstring and will be out until May. He missed the first month last year, too, so maybe counting on him as a member of our starting rotation is not such a good idea.
2004 (MLB): 1-0 1.13 ERA 1 GS, 8 IP, 5 H, 0 HR, 1 BB, 2 SO, 1.1/2.3 BB/SO per 9 for Portland
2004 (A): 15-6 2.53 ERA 22 GS, 163.1 IP, 127 H, 8 HR, 36 BB, 59 SO, 2.0/3.3 BB/SO per 9 for Vancouver

Jay Kerksieck
27 year old catcher who bats and throws right-handed from Douglas, Arizona (a very small town 120 miles southeast of Tucson, on the Mexican border). 6' 0" 209 lbs. $50,000. Minimum. Acquired in a trade with Pittsburgh in October, 2004. A solid receiver with a decent arm. A good runner for a catcher and will steal an occasional base. Keeps to himself. Has a sore elbow that will keep him out of the first 2 or 3 weeks of games. Hit .379 with 2 HR and a 1.091 OPS this Spring.
2004 (MLB): .289/.389/.408 in 142 AB with 4 HR and 17 RBI and 1 SB as a rookie for Pittsburgh

Juan Rojas
26 year old second baseman who bats from both sides of the plate and throws right-handed from Torreon, Mexico. 6' 0" 183 lbs. (+1) $75,000. Arbitration eligible. Drafted in the 3rd round of the 2001 B Leagues Draft. Excellent range and a very quick release. Decent hands and arm. Can play anywhere in the infield and some left field, too. Average runner, but not a very good base stealer and not very smart on the base paths. A crossword puzzler. There is no guarantee that he will come back to Portland when he comes off the DL in a week. He will go to Vancouver (A) for a rehab assignment and then we will evaluate his status. His bat has been non-existent in 4 seasons as a Beaver. We expected a lot more from him than we have gotten so far. Hit .278 with an .854 OPS in limited time this Spring.
2004 (MLB): .243/.309/.306 in 301 AB with 2 HR and 21 RBI and 0 SB for Portland
2004 (A): .338/.365/.455 in 77 AB with 0 HR and 11 RBI and 0 SB for Vancouver
MLB (4 yrs): .227/.291/.285 in 1126 AB with 7 HR and 84 RBI and 3 SB for Portland

Prospects ranked by Baseball America in the top 200:
SP Bernie Cervantes (#10)
New Beaver
21 year old left-hander from San Jose de las Matas, the Dominican Republic. 6' 3" 197 lbs. Rookie. Our first round pick in this year's B Leagues Draft. 91 MPH over-the-top fastball with a very good curve ball, a good slider and a changeup that is a work in progress. He keeps everything low in the zone and gets an insane amount of ground balls. He control is non-existent right now, but wants he starts throwing the ball where he wants, he will be a big time winner. He has a good move to first and is an excellent fielder. He is very smart and is already a favorite of the sports writers. He has had no injury problems at all in his career to this point.
2004 (B): 7-7 3.53 ERA 20 GS, 125 IP, 110 H, 5 HR, 76 BB, 75 SO, 5.5/5.4 BB/SO per 9 for Wichita
2004 (C): 6-6 4.05 ERA 15 GS, 93.1 IP, 96 H, 1 HR, 56 BB, 88 SO, 5.4/8.5 BB/SP per 9 for Grand Rapids

RF Ted Lane (#26)
New Beaver
20 year old right fielder who bats and throws right-handed from Brooklyn, New York. 6' 1" 168 lbs. Rookie. Our 3rd round pick in this year's B Leagues Draft. Played 2nd base in the B Leagues, but he is not a good fielder there. In the outfield, he has decent range and a good arm. A fast runner, but will not or cannot steal bases and is less than ideal on the base paths. Like to bunt for hits, but is not very good at sacrificing. Projects to hit for a good average with a lot of doubles, a few home runs and not a lot of walks.
2004 (B): .265/.321/.357 in 529 AB with 3 HR and 45 RBI and 1 SB for Hartford
2004 (C): .353/.393/.549 in 51 AB with 0 HR and 9 RBI and 0 SB for Evansville
2003 (D): .273/.324/.380 in 631 AB with 7 HR and 79 RBI and 5 SB for Paintsville

3B Brent Edwards (#27)
Down from #17
23 year old (24 on April 29) third baseman who bats and throws right-handed from Steilacoom, Washington (a suburb of Tacoma). 6' 3" 195 lbs. (+7) Rookie. Drafted in the 3rd round of the 2003 B Leagues Draft. Has the range to play short, but is awkward around the bag on double plays. Very fast runner and likes to steal bases, but could be better at reading pitchers. A good bunter. Keeps to himself. Hit .255 with a .655 OPS this Spring. Will begin the season at Vancouver (A).
2004 (MLB): .233/.303/.233 in 30 AB with 0 HR and 4 RBI and 2 SB as a rookie for Portland
2004 (A): .277/.364/.343 in 484 AB with 3 HR and 36 RBI and 13 SB for Vancouver
2003 (A): .289/.356/.397 in 121 AB with 0 HR and 10 RBI and 3 SB for Vancouver
2003 (B): .296/.369/.369 in 496 AB with 0 HR and 43 RBI and 24 SB for Hartford
2002 (B): .269/.301/.371 in 572 AB with 3 HR and 60 RBI and 22 SB for Birmingham
2001 (B): .265/.304/.322 in 388 AB with 0 HR and 13 RBI and 11 SB for Birmingham

2B Jim Comeaux (#28)
New Beaver
21 year old second baseman who bats and throws right-handed from Scott City, Missouri (a very small town in the southeast corner of Missouri). 6' 2" 174 lbs. Rookie. He was our 4th round pick in this year's B Leagues Draft. A sold defender with a good arm, he can play anywhere on the diamond, except catcher and center field. Has good speed and will steal some bases. He his a very hard worker, but not very bright. He projects to be a solid all around player, with the only question being whether he will make better contact as he matures. He strikes out too much right now.
2004 (B): .272/.338/.345 in 481 AB with 1 HR and 54 RBI and 14 SB for Bakersfield
2003 (C): .276/.300/.376 in 521 AB with 3 HR and 50 RBI and 11 SB for Asheville

SS Johnny Centeno (#35)
New Beaver
21 year old shortstop who bats and throws right-handed from Boquete, Panama. 6' 3" 178 lbs. Rookie. He was our 5th round pick in this year's B Leagues Draft. One of the best fielders in all of Baseball. He has all the ingredients: amazing range, terrific arm, quick reflexes and soft hands. The only question is whether he will ever hit much. He is very fast, but no very good at stealing bases. He is a good bunter and likes to lay one down to get a hit. Which, right now, is about the only way he can get any hits...
2004 (B): .242/.319/.301 in 525 AB with 3 HR and 53 RBI and 14 SB for El Paso
2004 (C): .308/.383/.423 in 52 AB with 0 HR and 8 RBI and 2 SB for Beloit
2003 (C): .225/.267/.292 in 542 AB with 0 HR and 41 RBI and 7 SB for Beloit

SS Dave Maynard (#40)
Down from #14
22 year old shortstop who throws and bats right-handed from San Diego, California. 6' 2" 196 lbs. (+3) Rookie. Acquired in a trade with Sacramento in January, 2003. He is every bit the fielder that Centeno and Darrell Grigg are, but does not have the strong arm that they possess. So he has been playing some 2nd base. He is a fast runner and will steal bases. Gets along well with other players. According to SD Oscar Cervantes, he will never be a home run threat, but that will be the only weakness to his game. Hit .255 with a .577 OPS this Spring. Will begin the season at Vancouver (A).
2004 (A): .253/.290/.336 in 458 AB with 2 HR and 44 RBI and 36 SB for Vancouver
2003 (C): .252/.309/.337 in 587 AB with 2 HR and 52 RBI and 34 SB for Evansville

RF Jeff Bowman (#51)
New Beaver
20 year old (21 on April 6) right fielder who bats and throws left-handed from Minneapolis, Minnesota. 6' 0" 182 lbs. Rookie. He was out 8th round pick in this year's B Leagues Draft. #51 prospect with pick #256. Not bad! He's a slacker, though, and was only drafted as trade bait. But if he straightens up his act, we will be tickled pink to keep him. He also is not too bright. But he can run and throw and hit better than most. Well, at least he is projected to hit better than most. He has not done it, yet.
2004 (B): .226/.344/.323 in 495 AB with 5 HR and 58 RBI and 22 SB for Mobile
2003 (D): .276/.367/.387 in 511 AB with 11 HR and 64 RBI and 27 SB for Auburn

RF Jerry Brocksmith (#54)
New Beaver
19 year old right fielder who bat and throws right-handed from Sterling, Virginia (a suburb of Washington, D.C.). 6' 1" 175 lbs. Rookie. Our 2nd round pick in this year's B Leagues Draft. Good range and an average right fielder's arm. Can play anywhere in the outfield and a little 2nd base and 1st, too. Another player who is a good runner, but bad base stealer. He is in intelligent and well spoken for such a young man. SD Cervantes projects him to have some serious power.
2004 (B): .261/.304/.370 in 586 AB with 8 HR and 79 RBI and 12 SB for Reno

SP David Cruz (#63)
Down from #44.
See the Disabled List above.

3B Bob Elsner (#73)
Down from #47
24 year old third baseman who bats left-handed and throws right-handed from Los Angeles, California. 6' 1" 196 lbs. (+6) Rookie. Acquired in a trade with San Antonio in November, 2003. He was a 2nd round pick in the 2002 B Leagues Draft. Superb defender with average range. Good speed and likes to steal bases. Very hard worker and a humble human being. Went 3 for 11 (.273) in Spring Training, but but struck out 5 times. He'll begin the season at Vancouver (A).
2004 (A): .283/.323/.404 in 513 AB with 9 HR and 47 RBI and 27 SB for Vancouver
2003 (B): .250/.302/.352 in 661 AB with 10 HR and 67 RBI and 32 SB (3 CS) for Beaumont
2002 (B): .268/.328/.350 in 474 AB with 2 HR and 46 EBI and 24 SB for Modesto
2001 (B): .227/.279/.313 in 339 AB with 3 HR and 29 RBI and 8 SB for Modesto

CF Bob Grau (#90)
New Beaver
20 year old center fielder who bats left-handed and throws right-handed from Harrison, Ohio (20 miles northwest of Cincinnati on the Indiana border). 6' 2" 178 lbs. Rookie. Our 6th round pick in this year's B Leagues Draft. Has good range and a reliable glove, but no arm to speak of. Very fast and likes to steal bases, even though he is not particularly good at it (34 SB and 21 CS last year). A good bunter and will bunt for hits. Strikes out too much.
2004 (B): .242/.304/.336 in 628 AB with 9 HR and 72 RBI and 34 SB for Wichita
2003 (D): .301/.363/.393 in 651 AB with 11 HR and 71 RBI and 33 SB for Boise

RP Sergio Vega (#94)
New Beaver
20 year old right-hander from Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic. 6' 1" 171 lbs. Rookie. Our 7th round pick in this year's B Leagues Draft. 89 MPH cut fastball with a dandy curve and a changeup that is under construction. A decent move to first and an excellent fielder. Not too bright, though. Does not project to be a start but should be serviceable and if that changeup ever progresses, he could be a pretty good starter.

LF Joe Woodhams (#108)
New Beaver
24 year old left fielder who bats and throws tight-handed from Elgin, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago, once famous for making watches). 6' 0" 188 lbs. Rookie. Acquired in a trade with San Francisco in May, 2004. He was the #83 prospect last year. Decent range and an average arm. An average runner, but no base stealing threat. A very hard worker and a humble human. He knows he is not the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree. Quit hitting after joining Vancouver.
2004 (A): .274/.329/.361 in 468 AB with 7 HR and 51 RBI and 1 SB for Phoenix (43 G) and Vancouver (78 G).
2003 (A): .273/.360/.318 in 22 AB with 0 HR and 0 RBI and 0 SB for Phoenix
2003 (B): .280/.331/.410 in 558 AB with 15 HR and 80 RBI and 1 SB for Shreveport
2002 (B): .260/.299/.366 in 601 AB with 10 HR and 70 RBI and 1 SB for Birmingham
2001 (B): .255/.283/.314 in 474 AB with 1 HR and 48 RBI and 1 SB for Birmingham

RF Leon Davis (#179)
Down from #176
See Opening Day roster above.

Prospects no longer ranked due to service time (or age):
C John Krawczyk (#43)

Prospects still eligible, but no longer ranked:
None.

Our group of prospects is rated #2 of the 32 teams by Baseball America, the same as last season. Denver tops the list with 4 top 10 prospects. Last year's #1, Cincinnati, is down to #9 this season. San Diego is at the bottom of the list for the 2nd year in a row. Last year, they were the only team with no player in the Top 100, but they do have 1 this year at #78.

Top 25 prospects according to Baseball America:
1: Phil Porter, 1B, Cincinnati (22-L) (A) was #2
2: Guy Young, SP, Denver (21-R) (A) new draftee
3: Dick Long, 3B, San Francisco (21-R) (A) new draftee
4: Juan Arevalo, 2B, Denver (18-R) (A) new draftee
5: Bob Gaudi, LF, Boston (21-L) (A) was #7
6: Larry Johnson, 1B, Denver (19-R) (A) new draftee
7: Ed Nazimek, SS, Washington (21-L) (A) was #8
8: Steve Simants, CF, Oakland (22-R) (A) was #6
9: Willie Romero, RP, Denver (19-L) (A) new draftee
10: Bernie Cervantes, SP, Portland (21-R) (A) new draftee
11: Wes Herbert, SS, Cleveland (21-R) (A) new draftee
12: Andy Wood, RP, Montreal (19-R) (MLB) new draftee
13: Dave Roberts, RP, Chicago (21-R) (MLB) new draftee
14: Jim Hodges, ss, Washington (20-R) (A) new draftee
15: Kevin Dishman, RP, Boston (22-L) (A) new draftee
16: Reggie Hodge, 3B, St. Louis (21-R) (A) new draftee
17: Del Maas, SP, Los Angeles (21-R) (A) new draftee
18: Ron Smart, SS, Houston (21-L) (MLB) new draftee
19: Billy Fox, 1B, Oakland (20-R) (A) new draftee
20: Mike Gowen, 3B, Philadelphia (23-R) (A) new draftee
21: Cesar Becerra, 3B, New York (25-S) (MLB) was #28
22: Bernie Stowe, CF, New York (22-S) (MLB) was #11
23: Frank Burke, CF, Hollywood (21-R) (A) new draftee
24: Rich Hillenbrand, RP, Brooklyn (20-R) (A) new draftee
25: Ricky Sanchez, 2B, Milwaukee (19-L) (A) new draftee

Eligible prospects, no longer in the top 25:
5: Gerry Krol, 2B, Dallas (22-R) (A) now #45
14: Dave Maynard, 2B, Portland (22-R) (A) now #40
17: Brent Edwards, 3B, Portland (23-R) (A) now #27
18: Scott Roy, CF, Dallas (24-L) (MLB) Now #33
21: Vern Hagner, CF, New York (23-R) (MLB) now #47
23: Pete Morgan , LF, San Antonio (21-L) (MLB) now #50



Next up:
Opening Day!

Editor's Note: I have some other OOTP duties to perform for a while, so there will be no more updates for quite a bit. The good news is that once we finally do commence 2005, it will be in OOTP 21!

ayaghmour2 02-13-2020 09:08 PM

The time off is going to suck, but it'll be that much better when your back. This could be the Beavers year!

Questdog 02-14-2020 03:30 PM

Editor's Note: After sleeping on it, I have realized that Opening Day is not good time to import the League into OOTP 21 because the changes to the A.I. will cause a lot of teams to want to make roster changes and create a bit of chaos. So I will make some time to play this League in OOTP 20 while also completing my other OOTP duties and we will upgrade to OOTP 21 next off season. So Opening Day is right around the corner!

Questdog 02-14-2020 09:39 PM

Monday, April 4, 2005

Opening Day!


The Oakland Oaks are here to open the season with a 2 game set. We were 9-5 against them last year and are 34-22 (.607) since 2001. They were 11th in the PCL in scoring with 631 runs (Portland was #3 with 739). They were 3rd in fewest runs allowed with 601 (Portland was #1 with 506). They have not made a lot of additions to their roster; the only significant acquisition was 2B Buddy Potts (30-R) a free agent from San Diego. He batted .274-543-12-61-.747 with 27 SB last year. Gone are CF Greg Wertz (33-R) who hit .243-577-9-54-.643 with 24 SB, SP Danny Colon (34-L) who was 8-18 with a 3.71 ERA in 33 Starts and SP Greg Ware (28-L) who was 17-14 with a 2.33 ERA in 35 starts. Ware won the Cy Young Award in 2003 and finished 2nd in the voting last year.

Oakland Oaks (79-83 .488 33 GB in 4th place in the PCL West last year) at
Portland Beavers (112-50 .691 24 GA Champions of the PCL West last year)

OAK: Billy Wright (29-L 14-11 2.54 last year) All-Star(03)/Gold Glove(01) vs POR: Barry Phillips (21-R 19-4 2.18 last year) CY/All-Star/Gold Glove(03)

Wright was 1-2 in 4 starts against us last year, but pitched well every time and had a 2.79 ERA in 29 IP.

Phillips is only 21 and already has a Cy Young Award hanging on his trophy belt!

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF) Stats from last season
OAKLAND
1: 2B Buddy Potts (30-R .274-543-12-61-.747 62) Gold Glove(1B-02) FA from San Diego 27 SB
2: LF Steve Fisher (29-R .248-621-9-64-.688 79) 91 R/38 SB
3: RF Javy Puente (34-S .256-602-30-92-.786 47) 3-time All-Star(01-03)/Silver Slugger(LF-01) 92 R
4: 1B Tim Metts (28-L .287-551-30-101-.893 26) 2-time All-Star(03-04) 98 BB/59 SO
5: C Miguel Romero (22-R .295-129-1-12-.716 45) 8 2B/8 BB
6: CF Bobby Morley (24-R .244-78-1-11-.589 74) Rookie #88 prospect 3 BB/13 SO
7: 3B Jack Reynolds (30-R .242-194-2-20-.648 66)
8: SS Mike West (25-R .209-527-8-45-.568 84) 9 2B
9: P Billy Wright (29-L .254-67-0-7-.579 1) All-Star(03)/Gold Glove(01)

PORTLAND
1: SS Dave Risinger (29-R .276-293-4-27-.723 85)
2: 2B George Brock (24-L .253-158-2-19-.646 102) Trade with Minnesota
3: C Tim Higbee (22-S .297-562-28-85-.854 55) All-Star/Gold Glove 89 R/35 2B/34 BB
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (28-R .323-570-43-139-1.003 62) 3-time Silver Slugger(02-04)/4-time All-Star/Gold Glove(01) 109 R/84 BB
5: 3B Jeff Galka (36-R .234-565-23-89-.721 58) 36 2B
6: RF Leon Davis (23-R .100-20-0-2-.332 83) Rookie
7: LF Kim Springer (24-L .292-538-16-74-.792 58) 82 R/31 BB
8: CF Jerry Suazo (30-L .271-443-2-33-.680 71)
9: P Barry Phillips (21-R .257-74-0-7-.556 58) CY/All-Star/Gold Glove(03)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Metropolitan Stadium
Weather: 61 F, Clear Skies, with a 7 MPH wind blowing in from right
Attendance: 27,551

Not a good crowd for Opening Day...
The newspapers and radio talk shows have been filled with diatribes about how we have no chance to repeat as division champions without our top winning pitcher of the past two seasons and team leader, Frank Flores.
I guess the fans are buying into the hate talk...

Top of the First:
Buddy Potts lines out hard to center. Steve Fisher takes a 3-2 pitch for strike three! Javy Puente lines a hit to left. Tim Metts draws a walk. Miguel Romero swings at a 3-2 pitch and pops out to short! 30 pitch inning...

Bottom of the First:
Dave Risinger lines a double down the left field line! George Brock, in his first AB as a Beaver, swings at the first pitch and grounds out to 2nd and Risinger goes to 3rd. Tim Higbee lines a hit to right and Risinger scores! 1 to 0, Beavers! Glenn Snowden swings at a 3-2 pitch and lines out to left. Jeff Galka swings at a 3-2 pitch and lines one deep to center, but Bobby Morley runs it down.

Top of the Third:
P Billy Wright grounds one to 3rd, but Jeff Galka throws the ball away for a 2 base error... But the next two strike out and Javy Puente grounds out to 1st, unassisted!

Bottom of the Fifth:

With 2 outs, P Barry Phillips hits a home run to left! 2 to 0, Beavers! If you had Phillips to hit the first home run of the season for the Beavers, you just got a pretty good payday! That is the first home run of his career! He did hit 1 in the minors.

Bottom of the Sixth:
George Brock gets beaned. With Brock on the move, Tim Higbee swings at a 3-2 pitch and misses and Brock gets thrown out at 2nd... Glenn Snowden hits a home run to left! 3 to 0, Beavers!

Top of the Ninth:
P Barry Phillips is at 114 pitches. The Bullpen is ready to step in. 3-4-5 up for the Oaks. Javy Puente lines a double to left center. Tim Metts takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. Miguel Romero lines a hit to center and the bases are loaded with no outs... Bobby Morley lines a hit to center and Puente scores... 3 to 1, Beaver. Call to the Bullpen: Rich Larkin (25-R). Jack Reynolds grounds into a 3-6-1 double play and Metts scores and Romero, the tying run, goes to 3rd. 3 to 2, Beavers. PH Russ Inguaggiato (26-L), who hit .200 with 6 HR in 135 AB last season, takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4... PH John Shifflett (33-R), a rookie who is 0 for 4 in his career and hit .309 with 12 HR in 433 AB in A Ball last year, grounds out to the pitcher and THIS Ball Game Belongs to the Beavers!

Won - 3 to 2

We had 6 hits and made 1 error
Oakland had 8 hits and made no errors

Barry Phillips (W 1-0) went 8+ innings, allowed 2 runs, 8 hits, 2 walks and struck out 7. 126 pitches. At bat, he hit a double and a home run!
RHP Rich Larkin (SV 1) pitched a scoreless 9th and allowed 1 walk.

Billy Wright (L 0-1) went 7 innings, gave us 3 runs, 6 hits, 2 home runs, 1 walk, 1 HBP and struck out 3.

SS Dave Risinger hit a double and scored a run. 2B George Brock, in his Beaver debut, went 0 for 3 and got hit by a pitch. 1B Glenn Snowden hit a home run. After 1 day of the season, who leads the PCL in OPS? P Barry Phillips!

For Oakland, RF Javy Puente had 3 hits with a double and scored a run.

Around the League: P Frank Flores (25-R) lost his debut with Minnesota, 4 to 2, at San Antonio.

Other former Beavers playing on Opening Day:
RF Brian Mitchell (23-L) of Dallas went 0 for 4 with a SO as the Eagles' leadoff hitter.
2B Melvin Rodarte (35-L) of Salt Lake City went 1 for 1 as a substitute.
1B Rick Woodell (33-L) of Kansas City went 0 for 4.
RP Jon Weekley (29-R) of Kansas City pitch a scoreless 9th and got a Save on 5 pitches.
CF Paul Moreland (23-L) of Sacramento went 0 for 4 as the Solons' cleanup hitter.
RP David Fuentes (28-R) of Sacramento blew a Save in the top of the 9th, but got a Win when the Solons scored in the bottom of the inning.
RP Bill Moon (27-R) of Montreal pitched a scoreless 9th with 2 walks and 1 strikeout in an 8 to 2 win.
LF Fernando Martinez (30-L) of New York went 2 for 4, stole a base and scored a run in that same game.
1B Raul Fachinetti (32-R) of Baltimore went 1 for 4 with 2 strikeouts as the Orioles cleanup hitter.
LF Fernando Mexicano (24-L) of Cleveland went 1 for 3 with a walk as the Indians #3 hitter.
C Darrell Milewski (34-R) of Cleveland did not have an AB, but drew 3 walks.
SP Steve Muir (30-R) of St. Louis took the loss, allowing 4 runs (3 earned) in 6 IP with 5 hits, 5 walks and 1 strikeout.

Questdog 02-15-2020 01:09 PM

Tuesday, April 5, 2005

Oakland Oaks (0-1 .000 1 GB tied for 7th place in the PCL West) at
Portland Beavers (1-0 1.000 tied for 1st place in the PCL West)

OAK: Dave Payne (26-R 14-10 3.59 last year) vs POR: Bobby Johnson (25-R 19-7 2.77 last year) CY/All-Star/Gold Glove(03)

Payne was 2nd in the PCL in SO with 200 last year and 1st in SO/9 with 8.75. He was 1-1 in 3 starts against the Beavers last year, but did not go more than 5 innings in any game and had a 6.75 ERA in 14.2 IP.

Johnson is the Beavers all-time winningest pitcher with 61 wins in 4 seasons, but has no All-Star appearances or postseason awards.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
OAKLAND
1: 2B Buddy Potts (30-R .000-4-0-0-.000 62) Gold Glove(1B-02)
2: LF Steve Fisher (29-R .000-4-0-0-.000 79)
3: RF Javy Puente (34-S .750-4-0-0-1.750 47) 3-time All-Star(01-03)/Silver Slugger(LF-01)
4: 1B Tim Metts (28-L .000-2-0-0-.500 26) 2-time All-Star(03-04)
5: C Miguel Romero (22-R .250-4-0-0-.500 45)
6: CF Bobby Morley (24-R .500-4-0-1-1.000 74) Rookie
7: 3B Jack Reynolds (30-R .250-4-0-0-.500 66)
8: SS Mike West (25-R .000-3-0-0-.000 84)
9: P Dave Payne (26-R Season debut 24) HIt .234 with a .555 OPS last year

PORTLAND
1: 2B George Brock (24-L .000-3-0-0-.250 102)
2: CF Jerry Suazo (30-L .000-2-0-0-.333 71)
3: RF Enrique Ramos (26-L Season debut 73) 3-time All-Star(02-04)/Silver Slugger(CF-03)/RoY(01)/Gold Glove(LF-01)
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (28-R .250-4-1-1-1.250 62) 3-time Silver Slugger(02-04)/4-time All-Star/Gold Glove(01)
5: C Tim Higbee (22-S .250-4-0-1-.500 55) All-Star/Gold Glove
6: 3B Jeff Galka (36-R .333-3-0-0-.667 58)
7: LF Kim Springer (24-L .000-3-0-0-.000 58)
8: SS Darrell Grigg (22-L Major League debut 114) Rookie
9: P Bobby Johnson (25-R Season debut 1)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Metropolitan Stadium
Weather: 46 F, Partly Cloudy, with a 16 MPH wind blowing in from right
Attendance: 13,906

It is going to take us years to get the people in Portland to remember us from one season to the next...

Top of the First:
Buddy Potts takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4... He steals 2nd and goes to 3rd when C Tim Higbee throws the ball into the outfield... Steve Fisher pops out to center and Potts tags up and beats the throw home... 1 to 0, Oaks. Javy Puente doubles to right center... A passed ball sends him to 3rd... Did I mention that we have a Gold Glove catcher?.... Tim Metts swings at a 3-2 pitch and pops out to 3rd! Miguel Romero lines a hit to left and Puente scores... 2 to 0, Oaks. Kim Springer muffs the pickup and Romero goes to 2nd... Bobby Morley flies out to the wall in left.

Bottom of the First:
George Brock strikes out... Jerry Suazo takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. Enrique Ramos, in his first AB of the season, grounds a hit to left. Glenn Snowden swings at the first pitch and lines out to 3rd and they double Suazo off at 2nd...

Top of the Second:

Jack Reynolds swings at the first pitch and doubles off the wall in left... With 1 out, P Dave Payne grounds one up the middle in a bid for a hit, but Darrell Grigg, in his first chance in the Big Leagues, makes a great stop and throws him out at 1st and Reynolds goes to 3rd. Buddy Potts strikes out looking!

Bottom of the Third:

Darrell Grigg, in his first Major League AB, grounds out to 1st, unassisted, and we go down in order.

Bottom of the Sixth:

Darrell Grigg beats out an infield hit for his first Major League knock. PH Steve Hermanson (27-S), in his Beaver debut, grounds into a force at 2nd, 6-4. George Brock grounds into a 4-6-3 double play...

Top of the Eighth:
On the Hill: Leonardo Sanchez (25-R), the reigning Fireman Trophy winner, after a perfect 7th. Buddy Potts and Steve Fisher lead off with back to back hits and the Oaks have runners at the corners with no outs. Call to the Bullpen: Dave Briggs (27-L), in his Beaver debut. Javy Puente pops out to right and the runners hold! Tim Metts lines out to center and Potts scores with out a throw... 3 to 0, Oaks. Miguel Romero swings at a 3-2 pitch and grounds out to short.

Lost - 3 to 0

We had 3 whole hits (all singles) and made 2 errors
Oakland had 6 hits and made 1 error

Bobby Johnson (L 0-1) went 6 innings, allowed 2 runs (1 earned), 4 hits, 2 walks and struck out 2.
RHP Leonardo Sanchez went 1+ inning, allowed 1 run and 2 hits.
LHP Dave Briggs, in his Beaver debut, pitched a perfect inning.
RHP Jerry Switalski, in his Major League debut, pitched a perfect inning and struck out 1.

Dave Payne (W 1-0) pitched 9 shutout innings (CG), gave us 3 hits, 1 walk and struck out 6. 107 pitches. At bat, he had a hit.

SS Darrell Grigg, in his Major League debut went 1 for 3 with and infield hit and struck out once. PH Steve Hermanson, in his Beaver debut, grounded out to 2nd.

Around the League: Other former Beavers who played on Opening Day today for their teams:
SP Vic Kyzer (26-L) of Milwaukee had to open the season in Denver against the thin air and their big right-handed bats. It did not go well, though he escaped with a no decision and the Brewers won, 11 to 5.
RP Victor Alvarez (31-L) of San Francisco faced 1 batter and got him out, but the Seals lost in extra innings at Los Angeles, 6 to 5.
RP Gary Ayers (32-R) of Los Angeles pitched a scoreless inning in that same game. By the way, we was the closer in Brooklyn last year and had 32 Saves and a 2.65 ERA.
C Sam LeClerc (25-R) of Philadelphia went 0 for 3.
RF Franklin Felix (27-R) of Pittsburgh went 0 for 3.

Questdog 02-15-2020 03:22 PM

Thursday, April 7, 2005

The Salt Lake City Bees are here to play a 4 game series through the weekend. The played a pair of games in Kansas City to open the season and held the Royals to 4 total runs, but only scored once themselves and lost both games. They were one of only 2 teams that we did not have a winning record against last year (Minnesota). We were 4-4 against them and are 15-17 (.469) since 2001. They were 15th in scoring in the PCL last year with 560 runs. They were 15th in fewest runs allowed with 744 and led the League in most HR allowed (161). We allowed the 2nd fewest (84). They finished 71-91 in 7th place in the PCL East last year. They have not made a lot of changes. They did not lose anyone of import and signed a couple of weak hitters.

Salt Lake City Bees (0-2 .000 2 GB in 8th place in the PCL West) at
Portland Beavers (1-1 .500 1 GB tied for 2nd place in the PCL West)

SLC: Billie Manganiello (23-R First Major League start) Rookie vs POR: John Krawczyk (25-L 8-7 2.93 last year) CY/All-Star/Gold Glove(03)

Manganiello is making his first Major League start. He is a wild, strikeout pitcher.

Krawczyk was a big pleasant surprise last year and we are skeptical whether he can sustain the performance, but hopeful.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
SALT LAKE CITY
1: SS Dave Howard (22-R .250-8-0-0-.500 71) Rookie 6th overall pick this year #39 prospect
2: 1B Eustachio Toraldo (24-L .250-8-0-1-.625 80) 2nd overall pick last year
3: RF Tom Page (23-R .125-8-0-0-.250 53) RoY(03)
4: LF Steve Rizkallah (34-R .000-7-0-0-.000 73) 2-time All-Star(01,04)
5: CF Cliff Clement (26-R .143-7-0-0-.429 49)
6: 2B Roger Gandy (25-R .000-5-0-0-.000 73)
7: 3B Dick Singer (30-R .167-6-0-0-.452 71) FA from San Diego
8: C Leo Carranza (29-R Season debut 52) Mile hamstring strain
9: P Billie Manganiello (23-S First Major League start 44) Rookie

PORTLAND
1: 2B George Brock (24-L .000-7-0-0-.125 102)
2: CF Jerry Suazo (30-L .000-5-0-0-.286 71)
3: RF Enrique Ramos (26-L .333-3-0-0-.667 73) 3-time All-Star(02-04)/Silver Slugger(CF-03)/RoY(01)/Gold Glove(LF-01)
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (28-R .143-7-1-1-.714 62) 3-time Silver Slugger(02-04)/4-time All-Star/Gold Glove(01)
5: C Tim Higbee (22-S .286-7-0-1-.571 55) All-Star/Gold Glove
6: 3B Jeff Galka (36-R .167-6-0-0-.333 58)
7: LF Kim Springer (24-L .000-6-0-0-.000 58)
8: SS Darrell Grigg (22-L .333-3-0-0-.667 114) Rookie
9: P John Krawczyk (25-L Season debut 1)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Metropolitan Stadium
Weather: 49 F, Rain, with an 8 MPH wind blowing out to left
Attendance: 9,684

Top of the First:
Dave Howard grounds out to short. Eustachio Toraldo flies out to the warning track in right. Tom Page swings at the first pitch and fouls out to 1st! 1-2-3!

Bottom of the First:
George Brock lines his first hit as a Beaver to right! Jerry Suazo swings at a 3-2 pitch and lines out to 1st and they double Brock off base... Enrique Ramos grounds out to 2nd...

Bottom of the Second:
Glenn Snowden bloops a hit to right and goes to 2nd on a ground out, 2B Roger Gandy making a great stop off the bat of Tim Higbee. With 2 outs, Kim Springer loops his first hit of the season to left center and Snowden scores without a throw! 1 to 0, Beavers! Springer gets caught stealing...

Bottom of the Fifth:

With 1 out, Darrell Grigg grounds a hit to right. It starts to rain. P John Krawczyk bunts one foul with 2 strikes. With Grigg on the move, George Brock swings at a 3-2 pitch and grounds a hit up the middle and Grigg easily makes it to 3rd. A passes ball scores him! 2 to 0, Beavers! Jerry Suazo fouls out to 3rd...

Top of the Sixth:
There is a rain delay of 43 minutes after P John Krawczyk throws 1 pitch. After the delay, he puts the side out in order, striking out Steve Rizkallah!

Top of the Eighth:
Leo Carranza leads off with a double to right center. PH Roger Cox (22-L), a rookie 0 for 1 with a walk and a strikeout in his career, pops out to left. Dave Howard grounds a hit to center and Carranza beats the throw to the plate... 2 to 1, Beavers. Call to the Bullpen: Steve Stewart (25-L), in his season debut. Eustachio Toraldo lines out to 1st and Glenn Snowden taps on the bag to double off Howard!

Top of the Ninth:
New Pitcher: Rich Larkin (25-R). Jayson Pemberton and Leon Davis, who both were unsuccessful as pinch-hitters last inning, stay in the game to play center and right, respectively. A.J. Lee is in to play 3rd. 3-4-5 hitters up for the Bees. Tom Page beats out an infield hit... Steve Rizkallah grounds into a force at 2nd, 6-4, but just barely beats the relay throw. Cliff Clement strikes out! Roger Gandy grounds a double over the 1st base bag and Rizkallah scores from 1st... Tie Game: 2 to 2. It only took 2 games for P Rich Larkin to blow a Save... Dick Singer is walked intentionally... Leo Carranza strikes out looking.

Bottom of the Ninth:
On the Hill: Larry Lauer (25-L), after a perfect 8th. 4-5-6 up for us. Glenn Snowden takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. Tim Higbee lines out to center. A.J. Lee hits a home run to left and THIS Ball Game Belongs to the Beavers!!

Won - 4 to 2

We had 7 hits and made no errors
Salt Lake City had 9 hits and made no errors

John Krawczyk, who deserved the win, went 7.1 innings, allowed 1 run, 7 hits, no walks and struck out 5. At bat, he was 0 for 3 with 3 SO.
LHP Steve Stewart (H 1) faced 1 batter and got 2 outs.
RHP Rich Larkin (W 1-0 BS 1) went 1 inning, allowed 1 run, 2 hits, 1 walk (INT) and struck out 2.

Billie Manganiello went 5.1 innings, gave us 2 runs (1 earned), 6 hits, 1 walk and struck out 3. At bat, he had a hit.
LHP Larry Lauer (L 0-1) went 1.1 innings, gave us 2 runs, 1 hit, a home run, 1 walk and struck out 2.

2B George Brock had 2 hits. 1B Glenn Snowden went 1 for 1 with 3 walks and scored 2 runs. 3B A.J. Lee, a defensive replacement, hit the game winning home run and had 2 RBI.

Questdog 02-16-2020 11:32 AM

Friday, April 8, 2005

Salt Lake City Bees (0-3 .000 3 GB in 8th place in the PCL West) at
Portland Beavers (2-1 .667 1 GB tied for 2nd place in the PCL West)

SLC: Rodrigo Pyrrait (25-R 10-16 4.61 last year) vs POR: Ron Marling (24-R 11-7 3.03 1 SV last year)

We faced Pyrrait once last year and he had a no decision, but held us to 1 run and 4 hits in 8 IP.

Marling only has 18 starts for us last year, but led the team in SH and was 2nd in HR allowed, only 1 shy of leading the team.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
SALT LAKE CITY
1: 1B Eustachio Toraldo (24-L .167-12-0-1-.417 80)
2: 2B Gus Pellecer (26-L Season debut 89)
3: RF Tom Page (23-R .167-12-0-0-.333 53) RoY(03)
4: LF Steve Rizkallah (34-R .000-11-0-0-.000 73) 2-time All-Star(01,04)
5: CF Cliff Clement (26-R .182-11-0-0-.455 49)
6: SS Roger Gandy (25-R .222-9-0-1-.556 55)
7: C Terry Bass (32-L .143-7-0-0-.429 57) FA from Boston
8: 3B Dick Singer (30-R .222-9-0-0-.586 71)
9: P Rodrigo Pyrrait (25-S Season debut 26)

PORTLAND
1: 2B George Brock (24-L .182-11-0-0-.432 102)
2: CF Jerry Suazo (30-L .125-8-0-0-.425 71)
3: RF Enrique Ramos (26-L .167-6-0-0-.333 73) 3-time All-Star(02-04)/Silver Slugger(CF-03)/RoY(01)/Gold Glove(LF-01)
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (28-R .250-8-1-1-1.080 62) 3-time Silver Slugger(02-04)/4-time All-Star/Gold Glove(01)
5: C Tim Higbee (22-S .182-11-0-1-.364 55) All-Star/Gold Glove
6: 3B Jeff Galka (36-R .111-9-0-0-.222 58)
7: LF Kim Springer (24-L .111-9-0-1-.222 58)
8: SS Darrell Grigg (22-L .333-6-0-0-.667 114) Rookie
9: P Ron Marling (24-R Season debut 17)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Metropolitan Stadium
Weather: 61 F, Clear Skies, with a 13 MPH wind blowing right to left
Attendance: 16,190

Top of the First:

Eustachio Toraldo takes a 3-2 pitch for strike three! Gus Pellecer lines out to right. Tom Page doubles to left center. Steve Rizkallah doubles off the wall in left center and Page scores... 1 to 0, Bees. Cliff Clement lines a double down the left field line and Rizkallah scores... 2 to 0, Bees. Roger Gandy swings at s 3-2 pitch and misses.

Bottom of the First:
George Brock lines a hit to right. Jerry Suazo beats out an infield hit. A wild pitch moves the runners up. Enrique Ramos swings at a 3-2 pitch and pops out to left and Steve Rizkallah fires to 2nd to double off Suazo... Glenn Snowden fouls out to 1st...

Bottom of the Second:
With 2 outs, Kim Springer hits a home run to right! 2 to 1, Bees.

Top of the Third:

Gus Pellecer and Tom Page lead off with back to back hits. With 1 out, Cliff Clement lines a hit to right and the bases are loaded. The Bullpen gets up. Roger Gandy beats out an infield hit and Pellecer scores... 3 to 1, Bees. Terry Bass strikes out. Dick Singer lines out to right!

Top of the Fifth:
Tom Page grounds a hit to left and then steals 2nd. Steve Rizkallah lines out to deep right and Page tags up and moves to 3rd. Cliff Clement grounds out to the pitcher and Page holds at 3rd. Roger Gandy grounds out to 1st, 3-1!

Bottom of the Sixth:
Jerry Suazo leads off with a home run to right! 3 to 2, Bees.

Bottom of the Eighth:

George Brock lines a hit to left and Steve Rizkallah overruns the ball for an error! But the next three all make outs... Our offense is off to a horrible start this season....

Bottom of the Ninth:

New Pitcher: Don Boyd (28-R), their closer, making his season debut. He had 32 SV and a 3.64 ERA last season. 5-6-7 up for us. Tim Higbee swings at a 3-2 pitch and pops out to center. Jeff Galka hits a home run to right! Tie Game: 3 to 3! Kim Springer doubles to right center. Darrell Grigg takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. PH Stan DiPrima (25-L), in his Major League debut, takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4 to load the bases up with 1 out. George Brock lines one to deep left and Steve Rizkallah makes an amazing diving catch going back, but Kim Springer trots home with the winning run!

Won - 4 to 3

We had 10 hits and made 1 error
Salt Lake City had 8 hits and made 2 errors

Roger Marling went 5 innings, allowed 3 runs, 8 hits, no walks and struck out 4.
LHP Dave Briggs pitched 2 perfect innings.
RHP Leonardo Sanchez pitched 1 perfect inning and struck out 1.
LHP Steve Stewart (W 1-0) went 1 scoreless inning, allowed 1 hit, 1 walk (INT) and struck out 2. He threw a WP.

Rodrigo Pyrrait went 8 innings, gave us 2 runs, 8 hits, 2 home runs, 1 walk and struck out 4. He threw a WP.
RHP Don Boyd (L 0-1 BS 1) got 2 outs, gave us 2 runs, 2 hits, 1 home run and 2 walks.

2B George Brock had 2 hits and an RBI. CF Jerry Suazo had 3 hits with a home run. 3B Jeff Galka hit a home run and drew a walk. LF Kim Springer hit a double and a home run and scored 2 runs. SS Darrell Grigg had a hit and a walk. PH Stan DiPrima, in his Major League debut, drew a walk.

For Salt Lake City, RF Tom Page had 3 hits with a double, stole a base and scored a run.

Questdog 02-16-2020 01:01 PM

Saturday, April 9, 2005

Salt Lake City Bees (0-4 .000 3 GB in 8th place in the PCL West) at
Portland Beavers (3-1 .750 tied for 1st place in the PCL West)

SLC: Don Bergdall (23-R 0-1 3.00) vs POR: Barry Phillips (21-R 1-0 2.25) CY/All-Star/Gold Glove(03)

Bergdall was 11-15 with a 3.85 ERA as a rookie last season and led the PCL in walks. He was 0-2 against us last year, but pitched well both times.

Phillips went 8 innings and allowed 2 runs in his season debut. He's the only starting pitcher to have a win for us so far.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
SALT LAKE CITY
1: 3B Gus Pellecer (26-L .200-5-0-0-.400 85)
2: SS Melvin Rodarte (35-L 1.000-1-0-0-2.000 76) ex-Beaver
3: RF Tom Page (23-R .313-16-0-0-.688 53) RoY(03)
4: LF Steve Rizkallah (34-R .067-15-0-1-.200 73) 2-time All-Star(01,04)
5: CF Cliff Clement (26-R .267-15-0-1-.667 49)
6: 2B Roger Gandy (25-R .231-13-0-2-.538 73)
7: 1B Irv Hill (31-R .000-2-0-0-.000 51)
8: C Terry Bass (32-L .091-11-0-0-.273 57)
9: P Don Bergdall (23-L .000-2-0-0-.000 52)

PORTLAND
1: 2B George Brock (24-L .267-15-0-1-.561 102)
2: CF Jerry Suazo (30-L .333-12-1-1-1.012 71)
3: RF Enrique Ramos (26-L .100-10-0-0-.200 73) 3-time All-Star(02-04)/Silver Slugger(CF-03)/RoY(01)/Gold Glove(LF-01)
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (28-R .250-12-1-1-.900 62) 3-time Silver Slugger(02-04)/4-time All-Star/Gold Glove(01)
5: C Tim Higbee (22-S .133-15-0-1-.267 55) All-Star/Gold Glove
6: 3B Jeff Galka (36-R .167-12-1-1-.647 58)
7: LF Kim Springer (24-L .231-13-1-2-.769 58)
8: SS Darrell Grigg (22-L .333-9-0-0-.733 114) Rookie
9: P Barry Phillips (21-R .667-3-1-1-2.667 58) CY/All-Star/Gold Glove(03)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Metropolitan Stadium
Weather: 56 F, Clear Skies, with an 8 MPH wind blowing out to center
Attendance: 17,213

Top of the First:
Gus Pellecer swings at the first pitch and grounds a hit to center... With Pellecer on the move, Melvin Rodarte grounds out to 1st, unassisted, and Pellecer goes to 2nd. Tom Page lines out to short and we double Pellecer off at 2nd!

Bottom of the First:
George Brock swings at the first pitch and flies out to deep right. Jerry Suazo grounds out to 3rd. Enrique Ramos grounds out to 2nd...

Top of the Third:
Irv Hill walks on 4 pitches... Terry Bass doubles off the center field wall... P Don Bergdall takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4 to load the bases up with no outs... Gus Pellecer lines a hit to left and 2 runs score... 2 to 0, Bees. With 1 out, Tom Page grounds into a 3-6-1 double play!

Top of the Fourth:

Steve Rizkallah draws a walk. With 1 out, he steals 2nd and gores to 3rd when C Tim Higbee throws another one into center field.... That puts him on pace for 75 errors this season.... Roger Gandy swings at a 3-2 pitch and grounds a hit up the middle and Rizkallah scores... 3 to 0, Bees. Gandy steals 2nd. Irv Hill swings at a 3-2 pitch and lines out to right and Gandy tags up and beats the throw to 3rd. We walk Terry Bass intentionally. P Don Bergdall strikes out.

Top of the Fifth:

Gus Pellecer leads off with a home run to center... 4 to 0, Bees. That is the first home run hit against us this season... With 1 out, Tom Page grounds a hit to left. The Bullpen is up. P Barry Phillips tries to pick him off at 1st, but throws the ball away for an error. Steve Rizkallah grounds a hit to left and Page heads home and beats the throw... 5 to 0, Bees. Cliff Clement takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4.... This is our Cy Young Award winner.... Call to the Bullpen: Larry McLellan (28-R), in his season debut. Dave Risinger (29-R) is in to play short in a double switch. Roger Gandy lines a hit to center and the bases are loaded with 1 out. Irv Hill lines out to center and the runners hold. A wild pitch scores Rizkallah.... 6 to 0, Bees. Terry Bass grounds a hit to right and both runners score... 8 to 0, Bees. P Don Bergdall strikes out.

Top of the Sixth:

Gus Pellecer grounds one back to the mound, but P Larry McLellan boots it. Melvin Rodarte grounds a hit to right. Tom Page grounds a hit to left and the bases are loaded with no outs... The Bullpen is back up. Steve Rizkallah grounds into a 5-4-3 double play, but Pellecer scores and Rodarte goes to 3rd. 9 to 0, Bees. Let's see: a team that only scored 560 runs last year going up against the Cy Young Award winner and they get 9 runs (at least).... Cliff Clement grounds out to 1st, unassisted. They have 9 runs and we have 2 hits...

Bottom of the Sixth:

With 1 out, Glenn Snowden takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. Tim Higbee walks on 4 pitches. With 2 outs, Kim Springer loops a hit to left and the bases are loaded. PH Steve Hermanson (27-S) draws a walk to force in a run and at least we will not be shut out.... 9 to 1, Bees. Dave Risinger strikes out on 3 pitches...

Top of the Seventh:
New Pitcher: Jerry Switalski (23-R). Roger Gandy doubles to center... Irv Hill lines a hit to right... Terry Bass flies out to deep center and Gandy scores without a throw. 10 to 1, Bees.

Top of the Eighth:

With 1 out, Tom Page doubles to left center. Steve Rizkallah grounds one to 3rd, but Jeff Galka males a bad throw to 1st for an error... Our fourth error of the game... Cliff Clement strikes out. Roger Gandy swings at the first pitch and hits a home run to left... 13 to 1, Bees.

Lost - 13 to 1

After 5 games, we have been outscored, 23 to 12....

We had 6 hits (all singles) and made 4 errors
Salt Lake City had 17 hits and made 2 errors

Barry Phillips (L 1-1) went 4.1 innings, allowed 7 runs, 7 hits, 1 home run, 5 walks (1 INT) and struck out 4. 107 pitches.
RHP Larry McLellan, in his season debut, went 1.2 innings, allowed 2 runs (1 earned), 4 hits and struck out 1. He threw a WP.
RHP Jerry Switalski went 2 innings, allowed 4 runs (1 earned), 5 hits, 1 home run and struck out 2.
LHP Dave Briggs went 1 scoreless inning and allowed 1 hit.

Don Bergdall (W 1-1) went 7.1 innings, gave us 1 run, 4 hits, 6 walks and struck out 3. 124 pitches. At bat, he drew a walk.
LHP Joe Melodia (23-L), in his Major League debut, went 1.2 scoreless innings, gave us 2 hits and struck out 1.

2B George Brock had 2 hits. C Tim Higbee had a hit and drew 2 walks. LF Kim Springer had 2 hits. PH Steve Hermanson drew a bases loaded walk.

For Salt Lake City, 3B Gus Pellecer had 4 hits with a home run, scored 2 runs and had 3 RBI. RF Tom Page had 3 hits with a double and scored 2 runs. LF Steve Rizkallah had a hit and a walk, stole a base, scored 3 runs and had an RBI. 2B Roger Gandy had 4 hits with a double and a home run, stole a base, scored 3 runs and had 4 RBI. C Terry Bass had 2 hits with a double and a walk, scored a run and had 3 RBI.

Questdog 02-16-2020 02:39 PM

Sunday, April 10, 2005

Today is Darrell Grigg's 23rd birthday!

Salt Lake City Bees (1-4 .200 3 GB in 8th place in the PCL West) at
Portland Beavers (3-2 .600 tied for 1st place in the PCL West)

SLC: Chuck Dean (23-R Season debut) vs POR: Bobby Johnson (25-R 0-1 1.50)

Dean was released by Milwaukee in January. He has made 1 career start and was 0-2 with an 11.70 ERA for the Brewers in 10 IP last year with 16 H, 2 HR and 14 BB allowed.

Johnson allowed 2 runs (1 earned) and 4 hits in 6 IP in his season debut, but took a loss.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
SALT LAKE CITY
1: SS Dave Howard (22-R .333-12-0-1-.667 71) Rookie
2: 1B Eustachio Toraldo (24-L .125-16-0-1-.364 80)
3: RF Tom Page (23-R .381-21-0-0-.857 53) RoY(03)
4: LF Steve Rizkallah (34-R .105-19-0-2-.308 73) 2-time All-Star(01,04)
5: CF Cliff Clement (26-R .211-19-0-1-.566 49)
6: C Terry Bass (32-L .214-14-0-3-.607 57)
7: 3B Dick Singer (30-R .231-13-0-0-.564 71)
8: 2B Melvin Rodarte (35-L .286-7-0-0-.571 94)
9: P Chuck Dean (23-R Season debut 8)

PORTLAND
1: 2B George Brock (24-L .300-20-0-1-.618 102)
2: CF Jerry Suazo (30-L .250-16-1-1-.771 71)
3: RF Enrique Ramos (26-L .077-13-0-0-.220 73) 3-time All-Star(02-04)/Silver Slugger(CF-03)/RoY(01)/Gold Glove(LF-01)
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (28-R .200-15-1-1-.768 62) 3-time Silver Slugger(02-04)/4-time All-Star/Gold Glove(01)
5: C Tim Higbee (22-S .176-17-0-1-.440 55) All-Star/Gold Glove
6: 3B Jeff Galka (36-R .133-15-1-1-.569 58)
7: LF Kim Springer (24-L .294-17-1-2-.824 58)
8: SS Darrell Grigg (23-L .273-11-0-0-.606 114) Rookie
9: P Bobby Johnson (25-R .000-1-0-0-.00 1)

Game Start: 1:05 PM
Ballpark: Metropolitan Stadium
Weather: 49 F, Partly Cloudy, with a 9 MPH wind blowing in from right
Attendance: 16,771

Top of the First:
Dave Howard strikes out looking! Eustachio Toraldo grounds a hit to right. He steals 2nd. Tom Page pops out to right. Steve Rizkallah swings at a 3-2 pitch and misses!

Bottom of the First:

George Brock strikes out... Jerry Suazo grounds out to 2nd. Enrique Ramos hits a home run down the left field line! 1 to 0, Beavers! Glenn Snowden strikes out...

Top of the Second:
Cliff Clement leads off with a home run to left center... Tie Game: 1 to 1.

Top of the Fifth:
Terry Bass leads off with a double down the right field line. Dick Singer lines a hit to right. Melvin Rodarte, the ex-Beaver, grounds a hit to right and Bass scores and Singer beats the throw to 3rd... 2 to 1, Bees. The Bullpen is up. P Chuck Dean lays down a bunt, but we get the force at 2nd, 3-6, and Singer holds at 3rd. Dave Howard lines a hit to center and Singer scores and P Dean beats the throw to 3rd. 3 to 1, Bees. Eustachio Toraldo grounds into a force at 2nd, 4-6, but beats the relay throw to 1st and P Dean scores. 4 to 1, Bees. 560 runs this team scored last year... Tom Page grounds out to the pitcher.

Meanwhile, through 5 innings, the home run by Enrique Ramos is the only hit we have had...

Bottom of the Eighth:
Darrell Grigg and PH Stan DiPrima (25-L) lead off with back to back walks. George Brock strikes out and Jerry Suazo grounds into a 4-6-3 double play...

Top of the Ninth:
New Pitcher: Rich Larkin (25-R). He strikes out the side in order!

Bottom of the Ninth:
New Pitcher: Don Boyd (28-R), their closer, who blew a Save and took the loss on Friday. That was only a 1 run lead, though. 3 run leads are harder to blow in the 9th. With 1 out, Glenn Snowden takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. Tim Higbee grounds a hit up the middle. Jeff Galka, who hit the game tying home run off Boyd on Friday, hits a home run to left!!! Tie Game: 4 to 4! Kim Springer takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. Darrell Grigg strikes out... PH A.J. Lee (25-R) grounds a hit to right and Springer beats the throw to 3rd. A game winning hit would be very nice here, as our Bullpen is pretty tired. George Brock beats out an infield hit and Springer scores and THIS Ball Game Belongs to the Beavers!

Won - 5 to 4

3 wins in this series, all coming in the bottom of the 9th!

We had 7 hits and made no errors
Salt Lake City had 9 hits and made no errors

Bobby Johnson went 6 innings, allowed 4 runs, 6 hits, 1 home run, no walks and struck out 6.
RHP Leonardo Sanchez went 1.2 scoreless innings, allowed 3 hits and struck out 3.
LHP Steve Stewart faced 1 batter and struck him out.
RHP Rich Larkin (W 2-0) pitched 1 perfect 9th and struck out the side.

Chuck Dean went 8 innings, gave us 1 run, 3 hits, 1 home run, 3 walks and struck out 11. 116 pitches. At bat, he scored a run.
RHP Don Boyd (L 0-2 BS 2) got 2 outs, gave us 4 runs, 4 hits, 1 home run, 2 walks and struck out 1.

RF Enrique Ramos hit a home run, his 2nd hit of the year. 1B Glenn Snowden had a hit and a walk and scored a run. 3B Jeff Galka hit a game tying 3 run home run in the bottom of the 9th. LF Kim Springer drew 2 walks, stole a base and scored a run. PH A.J. Lee had a hit.

Questdog 02-16-2020 02:41 PM

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April 11, 2005

Monday Morning Report

NL Player of the Week - Chuck Pitre, SP, Montreal (36-L 2-0 0.00) pitched 2 shutouts. 2-0 0.00 2 GS, 18 IP, 14 H, 0 HR, 3 BB and 7 SO.
PCL Player of the Week - Javy Puente, RF, Oakland (34-S .458/.519/.958) Had 11 hits with 3 2B, 3 HR, 3 BB, 1 SO, 7 R and 9 RBI in 6 G (3rd career PoW)

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

April 4 - Brian Nordmann (30-R) of Houston pitched a 4 hit shutout at Dallas. He walked 2 and struck out 7. It is the 9th shutout of his career. The Astros won, 1 to 0, and only had 3 hits themselves.
April 5 - 1B Dave Kunkel (26-L) of Dallas had 4 hits with a home run, scored 2 runs and had 5 RBI. The Eagles won, 10 to 3.
April 5 - Al Johnson (24-R) of Kansas City pitched a 3 hit shutout at home versus Salt Lake City. He did not walk a batter and struck out 5. It is the 18th shutout of his career. The Royals won, 2 to 0.
April 5 - Dave Little (23-L) of Pittsburgh pitched a 5 hit shutout at home versus Detroit. He walked 2 and struck out 7. It is the 7th shutout of his career. The Pirates won, 1 to 0, and only had 4 hits themselves.
April 7 - Ben Blachford (28-R) of Sacramento pitched a 2 hit shutout at home versus Houston. He walked 2 and struck out 4. 97 pitches thrown. It is the 7th shutout of his career. CF Paul Moreland (23-L) hit 2 triples and a home run, scored 3 runs and had 3 RBI. The Solons won, 5 to 0.
April 9 - 1B Gus McCollum (33-R) of Hollywood went 1 for 3 at Minnesota to extend his hitting streak that began last season to 30 games, a new Major League record. The Stars won, 6 to 4.
April 8 - RF Javy Puente (34-S) of Oakland had 3 hits with 2 home runs, including a Grand Slam, drew 3 walks, scored 3 runs and had 7 RBI at Kansas City. The Oaks won, 16 to 12, in 11 innings. RF Ken Manning of the Royals had 3 hits with a double and a home run, scored 3 runs and had 3 RBI. There were 18 XBH in this game.
April 8 - LF Kevin McKinney (24-R) of Denver went 4 for 4 with a walk and 3 home runs and scored 4 runs at home versus Los Angeles. RF Tom Boyles had 3 hits with 2 home runs, including a Grand Slam, drew a walk and had 5 RBI. The Bears won, 12 to 8.
April 8 - John Yakubov (28-R) of New York pitched a 4 hit shutout at home versus Atlanta. He did not walk a batter and struck out 7. It is the 1st shutout of his career. The Giants won, 3 to 0.
April 8 - RF Rick Herrin (27-L) of Montreal had 2 hits with a Grand Slam, drew a walk and had 5 RBI at Cleveland. The Expos won, 8 to 3.
April 8 - Gene Izbicki (26-R) of Miami pitched a Perfect Game at home versus Baltimore. He struck out 10. It's the 4th shutout of his career. The Marlins won, 2 to 0. It is the 1st Perfect Game of the 21st century!
April 9 - Willie Lucero (25-L) of Miami pitched a 4 hit shutout at home versus Baltimore. He walked 1 and struck out 3. It is the 7th shutout of his career. The Marlins won, 2 to 0, and only had 3 hits themselves.
April 9 - Rookie CF Steve Stone (21-R) of Boston, an ex-Beaver farmhand, came up a single shirt of a Cycle, scored 3 runs and had 4 RBI at home versus Pittsburgh. The Braves won, 11 to 0.
April 10 - George Johnson (27-R) of Minnesota pitched a 4 hit shutout at home versus Hollywood. He walked 1 and struck out 4. It's the 3rd shutout of his career. He is now 2-0 with an 0.53 ERA in 2 starts. The Twins won, 1 to 0. The Starts lost, P Antonio Gonzalez (26-L), who's career is over with a torn labrum. He led the PCL in ERA last year at 2.03. They moved him to the Bullpen this season.
April 10 - Greg Ware (28-L) of Cincinnati pitched a 4 hit shutout at Philadelphia. He walked 1 and struck out 4. At bat, he had a hit. It is the 16th shutout of his career. He is now 1-1 with a 1.69 ERA in 2 starts. The Reds won, 3 to 0.
April 10 - 3B Bill Commisso (27-R) of Pittsburgh had 4 hits with a double and 5 RBI at Boston. The Pirates won, 11 to 8, in 10 innings.


Both Dave White of Boston and Kevin McKinney of Denver, who each hit 6 HR in the first week, have only 1 other hit, a single. White had 11 RBI, but McKinney only had 6.

Questdog 02-16-2020 07:56 PM

Monday, April 11, 2005

We make our first road trip of the season, a short 4 game excursion to Milwaukee. The Brewers lost 3 of 4 to San Francisco here over the weekend. We were 5-3 against them last year when they were 80-82 in 5th place in the PCL East. We are 17-15 (.531) against them since 2001. After 1 week of play, they are leading the PCL in scoring with 5.50 runs per game (Portland is 14th with 2.83). The Brewers are hitting .300 as a team and we are at .211. They are 14th in fewest runs allowed with 4.83 per game (Portland is tied for 11th with 4.50). Their run differential is +4 and ours is -10, the 2nd worst in the PCL, though our records are mirror images of each other, both going against the grain.

Portland Beavers (4-2 .667 tied for 1st place in the PCL West) at
Milwaukee Brewers (2-4 .333 3 GB in 7th place in the PCL East)

POR: Rick Webber (23-R Season debut) vs MIL: Ricardo Gil (26-R 0-0 8.31) ex-Beaver

Webber was 2-0 in 2 starts (4 G) with a 2.29 ERA last season. We got him in a trade with the Brewers (for P Vic Kyzer).

Gil gave up 5 runs (4 earned) and 8 hits and 3 walks in 4.1 IP at Denver is his season debut. He was 11-4 with a 2.46 ERA in 21 starts last season. He was sent to the Brewers in the ill-fated Fernando Martinez trade in 2002.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
PORTLAND
1: 2B George Brock (24-L .280-25-0-2-.576 102)
2: CF Jerry Suazo (30-L .250-20-1-1-.718 71)
3: RF Enrique Ramos (26-L .118-17-1-1-.461 73) 3-time All-Star(02-04)/Silver Slugger(CF-03)/RoY(01)/Gold Glove(LF-01)
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (28-R .222-18-1-1-.780 62) 3-time Silver Slugger(02-04)/4-time All-Star/Gold Glove(01)
5: C Tim Higbee (22-S .190-21-0-1-.451 55) All-Star/Gold Glove
6: 3B Jeff Galka (36-R .158-19-2-4-.712 58)
7: LF Kim Springer (24-L .263-19-1-2-.807 58)
8: SS Darrell Grigg (23-L .214-14-0-0-.527 114) Rookie
9: P Rick Webber (23-L Season debut 1)

MILWAUKEE
1: RF Dick Turner (29-R .269-26-0-5-.656 107) PCLCS MVP Trade from Minnesota
2: LF Bob Goemaat (24-L .158-19-1-3-.620 33)
3: 1B Steve Quakenbush (24-L .391-23-2-7-1.096 58) All-Star
4: 2B Greg Hobbs (31-R .261-23-1-3-.873 69) 3-time Silver Slugger(SS-01,2B-03-04)/3-time All-Star(01,03-04)
5: SS Fernando Medina (33-S .409-22-3-7-1.280 78) 4-time All-Star/2-time Silver Slugger(01-02)
6: C Larry McNeil (29-R .100-20-0-1-.332 75) 2-time All-Star(03-04)
7: 3B Lew Beebe (24-S .375-16-0-2-.849 67) Rookie 1st round pick in 2004
8: CF Bill Watson (35-R .500-6-0-1-1.333 50)
9: P Ricardo Gil (26-L .000-2-0-0-.000 1) ex-Beaver

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Milwaukee County Stadium
Weather: 50 F, Overcast, with a 12 MPH wind blowing in from center
Attendance: 14,928

Top of the First:
George Brock lines out hard to left. Jerry Suazo swings at the first pitch and grounds out to the pitcher. Enrique Ramos loops a hit to right center. Glenn Snowden pops one up on the infield, but 2B Greg Hobbs drops it! Tim Higbee takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4 to load the bases up with 2 outs. Jeff Galka, who cannot hit unless the game is on the line in the bottom of the 9th, pops out to center...

Bottom of the First:

Dick Turner grounds a hit to center. Bob Goemaat flies out to deep right. Steve Quakenbush grounds into a force at 2nd, 3-6. Greg Hobbs draws a walk. Fernando Medina beats out an infield hit and the Brewers have loaded the bases up with 2 outs, the same as we did. We did not get any runs. Larry McNeil tries to check his swing on a 3-2 pitch, but the umpire rings him up!

Bottom of the Second:

With 1 out, Bill Watson grounds one to 3rd and Jeff Galka boots it. P Ricardo Gil bunts him to 2nd. With 2 outs, Dick Turner beats out an infield hit. Bob Goemaat hits a home run to straight away center... 3 to 0, Brewers.

Top of the Third:
With 1 out, Jerry Suazo doubles over the center fielder's head. Enrique Ramos grounds one to 2nd and Greg Hobbs boots it for his 2nd error of the day. Glenn Snowden fouls out to 3rd... Tim Higbee flies out to left...

Bottom of the Fourth:
With 1 out, Bill Watson hits a home run to left... 4 to 0, Brewers. P Ricardo Gil grounds one to 1st, but Glenn Snowden boots it. Dick Turner grounds a hit to center. With 2 outs, Steve Quakenbush bounces one back to the box, but P Rick Webber throws it away for a 2 base error and Gil scores... 5 to 0, Brewers. The Pen is up. Greg Hobbs pops out to 1st.

Bottom of the Fifth:

Fernando Medina leads off with a home run to right... 6 to 0, Brewers.

Bottom of the Sixth:
On the Hill: Dave Briggs (27-L), after getting 1 out in the 5th. Dick Turner lines a hit to right. The Bullpen is back up. Bob Goemaat grounds one to 2nd, but George Brock boots it... Our 4th error of the game... Steve Quakenbush strikes out. Greg Hobbs grounds a hit to left and the bases are loaded with 1 out. Fernando Medina strikes out. Larry McNeil flies out to deep right.

Bottom of the Seventh:

New Pitcher: Larry McLellan (28-R). Lew Beebe and Bill Watson lead off with back to back walks. P Ricardo Gil bunts the runners up. Dick Turner strikes out looking on 3 pitches! Bob Goemaat swings at the first pitch and grounds out to short!

Top of the Eighth:

George Brock lines out to 1st and P Ricardo Gil is hurt. That is why we traded him... New Pitcher: Ken Caldwell (28-R), with 3.2 scoreless innings on the season. With 2 outs, Enrique Ramos hits a home run to right! 6 to 1, Brewers. Glenn Snowden lines a hit to right. Tim Higbee flies out to the warning track in center...

Top of the Ninth:
With 1 out, Kim Springer hits a home run to right! 6 to 2, Brewers. We are hitting plenty of home runs on the season (10 in 7 games), but they are mostly with no one on base... With 2 outs, PH A.J. Lee (25-R) doubles to right center. George Brock swings at the first pitch and triples over the head of the right fielder and Lee scores! 6 to 3, Brewers. That does it for P Ken Caldwell. New Pitcher: Dick Lansing (25-L), their closer, making his season debut. He was acquired in a trade with Atlanta in December. He was 1-1 with a 2.41 ERA in 18.2 IP for the Crackers last year and has never had a Save. PH Dave Risinger (29-R) swings at the first pitch and grounds out to 3rd...

Lost - 6 to 3

We had 8 hits and made 4 errors
Milwaukee had 10 hits and made 2 errors

Rick Webber (L 0-1) went 4.2 innings, allowed 6 runs (2 earned), 8 hits, 3 home runs, 1 walk and struck out 3.
LHP Dave Briggs went 1.1 scoreless innings, allowed 2 hits and struck out 3.
RHP Larry McLellan went 2 scoreless innings, allowed 2 walks and struck out 1.

Ricardo Gil (W 1-0) went 7.1 scoreless innings, gave us 3 hits, 1 walk and struck out 4. At bat, he scored a run.
LHP Dick Lansing (SV 1) faced 1 batter and got him out.

2B George Brock hit a triple and had an RBI. CF Jerry Suazo hit a double. RF Enrique Ramos had 2 hits with his 2nd home run of the season. LF Kim Springer had 2 hits with his 2nd home run. PH A.J. Lee hit a double and scored a run.

For Milwaukee, RF Dick Turner had 4 hits and scored a run. LF Bob Goemaat his his 2nd home run and had 3 RBI.

The Brewers announced that P Ricardo Gil had a strained back and would likely be out for two weeks.

Questdog 02-17-2020 06:06 PM

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Portland Beavers (4-3 .571 1 GB tied for 2nd place in the PCL West) at
Milwaukee Brewers (3-4 .429 3 GB tied for 6th place in the PCL East)

POR: John Krawczyk (25-L 0-0 1.23) vs MIL: Tim Willcox (33-R 0-1 6.00)

Krawczyk gave up 1 run in 7 IP with 0 BB and 5 SO in his debut, but had a no decision.

Willcox gave up 4 runs and 9 hits in 6 IP and took the loss in his season debut. We were 1-1 against him last year and he had 1 good game and one not so good.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
PORTLAND
1: 2B George Brock (24-L .267-30-0-3-.615 102)
2: CF Jerry Suazo (30-L .250-24-1-1-.724 71)
3: RF Enrique Ramos (26-L .190-21-2-2-.703 73) 3-time All-Star(02-04)/Silver Slugger(CF-03)/RoY(01)/Gold Glove(LF-01)
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (28-R .227-22-1-1-.734 62) 3-time Silver Slugger(02-04)/4-time All-Star/Gold Glove(01)
5: C Tim Higbee (22-S .167-24-0-1-.426 55) All-Star/Gold Glove
6: 3B Jeff Galka (36-R .130-23-2-4-.591 58)
7: LF Kim Springer (24-L .304-23-2-3-.969 58)
8: SS Darrell Grigg (23-L .167-18-0-0-.417 114) Rookie
9: P John Krawczyk (25-L .000-3-0-0-.000 1)

MILWAUKEE
1: 3B Rick Fountain (25-R .500-8-0-2-1.100 76)
2: SS Fernando Medina (33-S .407-27-4-8-1.303 78) 4-time All-Star/2-time Silver Slugger(01-02)
3: 2B Greg Hobbs (31-R .259-27-1-3-.841 69) 3-time Silver Slugger(SS-01,2B-03-04)/3-time All-Star(01,03-04)
4: 1B Steve Quakenbush (24-L .321-28-2-7-.905 58) All-Star
5: C Larry McNeil (29-R .083-24-0-1-.279 75) 2-time All-Star(03-04)
6: LF Terry Rossow (25-R .400-5-0-1-1.300 49)
7: CF Dick Turner (29-R .355-31-0-5-.802 78) PCLCS MVP
8: RF Dong-hak Shong (26-L .318-22-0-0-.764 56) Silver Slugger(03)/All-Star(03)
9: P Tim Willcox (33-R .000-0-0-0-.000 1)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Milwaukee County Stadium
Weather: 51 F, Clear Skies, with a 13 MPH wind blowing in from center
Attendance: 13,556

Top of the First:
George Brock flies out to center. Jerry Suazo swings at the first pitch and flies out to right. Enrique Ramos strikes out on 3 pitches...

Bottom of the First:

Rick Fountain takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4... Fernando Medina swings at a 3-2 pitch and grounds into a 6-4-3 double play! Greg Hobbs pops out to center!

Bottom of the Second:
Steve Quakenbush swings at another 3-2 pitch and grounds a hit up the middle. Larry McNeil doubles to left center and Quakenbush scores... 1 to 0, Brewers. With 1 out, McNeil goes to 3rd on ground out. With 2 outs, Dong-hak Shong grounds a hit up the middle and McNeil scores... 2 to 0, Brewers. P Tim Willcox grounds a hit to right and Shong heads for 3rd, but Enrique Ramos throws him out!

Top of the Third:

Darrell Grigg, after failing to get a bunt in play, grounds a hit to left. P John Krawczyk bunts him to 2nd and he goes to 3rd on a ground out. With 2 outs, Jerry Suazo grounds a hit up the middle and Grigg scores! 2 to 1, Brewers. Enrique Ramos takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. Glenn Snowden swings at the first pitch and lines out to left...

Bottom of the Fourth:
Steve Quakenbush and Larry McNeil lead off with back to back hits and they have runners at the corners with no outs. The Bullpen is up. Terry Rossow flies out to the warning track in right and Quakenbush trots home. 3 to 1, Brewers. Dick Turner grounds into a force at 2nd, 3-6. Dong-hak Shong triples off the wall in center and Turner scores... 4 to 1, Brewers. Call to the Bullpen: Jerry Switalski (23-R). P Tim Willcox strikes out.

Top of the Fifth:
George Brock lines a double down the left field line. Jerry Suazo flies out to deep left and Brock tags up and moves to 3rd. Enrique Ramos pops out to shallow right and Brick holds... 2 outs. Glenn Snowden hits a home run to right!! 4 to 3, Brewers.

Bottom of the Sixth:
New Pitcher: Leonardo Sanchez (25-R). Terry Rossow leads off with a double to center... Dick Turner grounds out to 2nd and Rossow goes to 3rd. Dong-hak Shong strikes out! P Tim Willcox strikes out!

Top of the Ninth:
P Tim Willcox is at 111 pitches. 7-8-9 up for us. Kim Springer swings at the first pitch and grounds out to 2nd. Darrell Grigg lines a hit to center. That does it for P Willcox. New Pitcher: Dick Lansing (25-L), their closer, who got the Save yesterday. 3B A.J. Lee (25-R) strikes out... George Brock strikes out...

Lost - 4 to 3

We had 10 hits and made no errors
Milwaukee had 11 hits and made no errors

John Krawczyk (L 0-1) went 3.2 innings, allowed 4 runs, 8 hits, 1 walk and struck out no one.
RHP John Switalski went 1.1 scoreless innings, allowed 1 hit, 1 walk and struck out 2.
RHP Leonardo Sanchez went 1.2 scoreless innings, allowed 2 hits and struck out 2.
LHP Steve Stewart faced 1 batter and retired him.
RHP Rich Larkin went 1 scoreless inning, allowed 1 walk and struck out 1.

Tim Willcox (W 1-1) went 8.1 innings, gave us 3 runs, 10 hits, 1 home run, 1 walk and struck out 6. At bat, he had a hit.
LHP Dick Lansing (SV 2) faced 2 batters and struck them both out.

2B George Brock hit a double and scored a run. 1B Glenn Snowden hit his 2nd home run of the season and had 2 RBI. 3B Jeff Galka had 2 hits. LF Kim Springer had 2 hits. SS Darrell Grigg had 2 hits and scored a run.

Down on the Farm:
Our top draft pick, P Bernie Cervantes (21-L), strained an abdominal muscle today and will be out for six weeks...

Questdog 02-17-2020 08:32 PM

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Portland Beavers (4-4 .500 2 GB tied for 3rd place in the PCL West) at
Milwaukee Brewers (4-4 .500 2 GB tied for 3rd place in the PCL East)

POR: Ron Marling (24-R 0-0 5.40) vs MIL: Buck Fisher (26-R 0-1 4.50)

Marling gave up 3 runs and 8 hits in 5 IP in his season debut and had a no decision.

Fisher was released by Boston on April 4 and signed by the Brewers on April 6. He made his season debut 2 days later without the benefit of any Spring Training work and gave up 4 runs (3 earned) and 8 hits and 4 walks in 6 IP in a loss. We have never faced him.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
PORTLAND
1: 2B George Brock (24-L .257-35-0-3-.613 102)
2: CF Jerry Suazo (30-L .250-28-1-2-.693 71)
3: LF Kim Springer (24-L .333-27-2-3-.972 58)
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (28-R .231-26-2-3-.816 62) 3-time Silver Slugger(02-04)/4-time All-Star/Gold Glove(01)
5: RF Enrique Ramos (26-L .167-24-2-2-.647 73) 3-time All-Star(02-04)/Silver Slugger(CF-03)/RoY(01)/Gold Glove(LF-01)
6: 3B Jeff Galka (36-R .185-27-2-4-.649 58)
7: SS Darrell Grigg (23-L .227-22-0-0-.519 114) Rookie
8: C Stan DiPrima (25-L .000-0-0-0-1.000 61) Rookie First Major League start
9: P Ron Marling (24-R .000-1-0-0-.000 17)

MILWAUKEE
1: CF Dick Turner (29-R .324-34-0-5-.751 78) PCLCS MVP
2: LF Bob Goemaat (24-L .167-24-2-6-.702 33)
3: 1B Steve Quakenbush (24-L .344-32-2-7-.915 58) All-Star
4: 2B Greg Hobbs (31-R .258-31-1-3-.798 69) 3-time Silver Slugger(SS-01,2B-03-04)/3-time All-Star(01,03-04)
5: SS Fernando Medina (33-S .400-30-4-8-1.290 78) 4-time All-Star/2-time Silver Slugger(01-02)
6: C Larry McNeil (29-R .143-28-0-2-.414 75) 2-time All-Star(03-04)
7: RF Dong-hak Shong (26-L .346-26-0-2-.837 56) Silver Slugger(03)/All-Star(03)
8: 3B Lew Beebe (24-S .316-19-0-2-.749 67) Rookie
9: P Buck Fisher (26-R .500-2-0-1-1.000 1)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Milwaukee County Stadium
Weather: 49 F, Clear Skies, with a 12 MPH wind blowing in from center
Attendance: 13,997

Top of the First:

George Brock draws a walk. Jerry Suazo lines out to the pitcher and they double Brock off at 1st... Kim Springer swings at the first pitch and pops out to short. It does not matter who the pitcher is, we just cannot hit right now...

Bottom of the First:

Dick Turner grounds one to short and Darrell Grigg throws the ball in the dirt for an error... Bob Goemaat hits a home run to right... 2 to 0, Brewers. Steve Quakenbush strikes out. Greg Hobbs grounds a hit to center. He steals 2nd. Fernando Medina grounds out to 1st, unassisted, and Hobbs goes to 3rd. Larry McNeil hits a home run to right... 4 to 0, Brewers. Dong-hak Shong grounds out to 2nd.

Top of the Fourth:
Kim Springer grounds a hit to right. Glenn Snowden hits a home run to left center!! 4 to 2, Brewers. Enrique Ramos lines a hit to center. Jeff Galka lines a double down the left field line. Darrell Grigg swings at a 3-2 pitch and misses... They walk Stan DiPrima intentionally to load the bases up with 1 out. We pull down P Ron Marling and send up Tim Higbee (22-S). He swings at the first pitch and flies out to center and Ramos holds at 3rd... 2 outs. George Brock takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4 to force in a run! 4 to 3, Brewers. Jerry Suazo strikes out on 3 pitches...

Top of the Fifth:

Kim Springer lines a hit to right. He's the only player on the team hitting the ball well to start the season. A wild pitch sends him to 2nd and with 1 out, he goes to 3rd on a ground out. With 2 outs, Jeff Galka bloops a hit to right and Springer scores! Tie Game: 4 to 4.

Bottom of the Fifth:
On the Hill: Steve Stewart (25-L), after a perfect 4th. With 1 out, Bob Goemaat hits another home run to right... 5 to 4, Brewers.

Top of the Sixth:
Stan DiPrima takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. He does not have a hit yet in the Majors, but that is his 4th walk in 5 plate appearances! PH Steve Hermanson (27-S) strikes out. He has not proven to be worth a darn, yet... 0 for 6. George Brock grounds a hit to right and DiPrima beats the throw to 3rd. Brock gets caught stealing.... Jerry Suazo swings at a 3-2 pitch and grounds out to the pitcher...

Bottom of the Seventh:
On the Hill: Dave Briggs (27-L), after a scoreless 6th. Bob Goemaat takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. Steve Quakenbush swings at a 3-2 pitch and lines a hit to right and Goemaat goes to 3rd. Call to the Bullpen: Larry McLellan (28-R). Gregg Hobbs swings at another 3-2 pitch and triples off the wall in right center and both runners score... 7 to 4, Brewers. We are a losing team the season after winning 112 games.... A wild pitch scores Hobbs... 8 to 4, Beavers. Fernando Medina takes yet another 3-2 pitch for ball 4. The next three make outs.

Top of the Eighth:
On the Hill: Humberto Munoz (35-R), after a perfect 7th. He was signed as a low rent free agent from Chicago, where he had a 6.27 ERA in 18.2 IP. Jeff Galka bloops a hit to right. Darrell Grigg takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. A wild pitch moves the runners up. Stan DiPrima takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4, his 5th walk in 6 plate appearances, to load the bases up with no outs. PH A.J. Lee (25-R) flies out to left and Galka tags up and scores and Grigg goes to 3rd on the throw. 8 to 5, Brewers. George Brock walks on 4 pitches to load the bases back up with 1 out. That does it for P Munoz. New Pitcher: Jimmy Shaw (21-L), a rookie with 1 scoreless inning with 2 strikeouts to his credit. PH Jayson Pemberton (21-R) swings at the first pitch and grounds a hit to right and Grigg scores! 8 to 6, Brewers. Kim Springer beats out an infield hit and DiPrima scores! 8 to 7, Brewers. Glenn Snowden against a lefty with the bases loaded.... I smell a GDP.... He swings at a 3-2 pitch and pops out to right, but Brock tags up and beats the throw home! Tie Game: 8 to 8! PH Leon Davis (23-R) swings at the first pitch and lines out hard to left...

Bottom of the Eighth:

New Pitcher: Rich Larkin (25-R). Jayson Pemberton stays in to play center and A.J. Lee stays in to play right. PH Terry Rossow (25-R) grounds out to 3rd. Dick Turner lines a hit to right. Bob Goemaat, who has not made an out today and has 2 home runs, swings at a 3-2 pitch and lines a hit up the middle and Turner goes to 3rd without a throw.... There is no one else in the Pen; Larkin has to finish the game short of a catastrophe. Steve Quakenbush swings at yet another 3-2 pitch and lines out to 2nd and we double Turner off at 3rd! Our pitchers have thrown 166 pitched through 8 innings...

Top of the Ninth:
New Pitcher: Dick Lansing (25-L), their closer, who got the Save in the last two games. Jeff Galka strikes out, but reaches 1st on a wild pitch! PH Dave Risinger (29-R), the last player on the bench, tries to bunt, but pops out to the pitcher.... I should not have pinch hit for Darrell Grigg... I forgot to consider that we would bunt here... Stan DiPrima strikes out. A.J. Lee strikes out looking...

Bottom of the Ninth:

4-5-6 up for them. Dave Risinger stays in to play short. Greg Hobbs pops out to right! Fernando Medina flies out to center! Larry McNeil strikes out!

Extras!

First time in 2005!
We have no Bullpen or Bench!

Top of the Tenth:
Top of the order up for us. George Brock, who has not made an out today with a hit and 4 walks, grounds another hit to left. He tries to steal 2nd, but they have a pitchout on and he is out by a mile... With 2 outs, Kim Springer grounds his 4th hit of the day to right. Glenn Snowden flies out to left...

Bottom of the Tenth:

Dong-hak Shong grounds one to 2nd and George Brock has to ruin his great day with a 2 base throwing error... Lew Beebe hits a home run to right....

Lost - 10 to 8

We had 13 hits and made 3 errors
Milwaukee had 10 hits and made no errors

We have made 15 errors in 9 games....
No other team has more than 11 in the PCL...
There is no phase of our game that is any good right now...
Last year, our Starting Rotation and Bullpen were each 1st in the PCL in ERA.
The starters are 9th right now and the relievers are even worse at 4.69 and 12th in the League....
We are 14th in scoring, even after 8 runs today....
We have stolen 1 base and been caught 5 times....
We have a negative Zone Rating, 2nd worst in the PCL....
What else is there?
We are good at nothing...

Ron Marling went 3 innings, allowed 4 runs (1 earned), 3 hits, 2 home runs, 1 walk, 1 HBP and struck out 1. At bat, he had a hit.
LHP Steve Stewart went 2 innings, allowed 1 run, 2 hits, 1 home run and struck out 1.
LHP Dave Briggs went 1+ inning, allowed 2 runs, 1 hits, 2 walks and struck out 2.
RHP Larry McLellan went 1 inning, allowed 1 run, 1 hit, 1 walk and struck out 1. He threw a WP.
RHP Rich Larkin (L 2-1) went 2+ innings, allowed 2 runs (1 earned), 3 hits, 1 home run and struck out 1.

Buck Fisher went 6 innings, gave us 4 runs, 8 hits, 1 home run, 5 walks and struck out 4. He threw a WP.
LHP Dick Lansing (W 1-0) went 2 scoreless innings, gave us 2 hits and struck out 4. He threw a WP.

2B George Brock went 2 for 2 with 4 walks, scored a run and had an RBi, but was caught stealing twice and made a big error. PH/CF Jayson Pemberton had a hit and an RBI. LF Kim Springer had 4 hits, scored 2 runs and had an RBI. 1B Glenn Snowden hit his 3rd home run of the season and had 3 RBI. 3B Jeff Galka had 3 hits with a double, scored a run and had an RBI. C Stan DiPrima drew 3 walks (1 INT) and scored a run. PH/RF A.J. Lee hit a SF.

For Milwaukee, Bob Goemaat went 3 for 3 with 2 home runs and 2 walks, scored 3 runs and had 3 RBI. He now has 4 home runs. 2B Greg Hobbs had 3 hits with a triple, stole a base, scored 2 runs and had 2 RBI.

Questdog 02-17-2020 10:00 PM

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Portland Beavers (4-5 .444 2 GB tied for 4th place in the PCL West) at
Milwaukee Brewers (5-4 .556 1 GB tied for 3rd place in the PCL East)

POR: Barry Phillips (21-R 1-1 6.57) CY/All-Star/Gold Glove(03) vs MIL: Stu Bosco (29-R 1-0 4.50)

Our Cy Young Award winner gave up 7 runs and 5 walks in 4.1 IP last time out to a crappy hitting team and took a loss. Milwaukee is not a crappy hitting team...

Bosco gave up 3 runs in 6 IP against the Seals to get a win in his season debut. Last year, he was 4-10 with a 6.24 ERA and walked 63 in 96.2 IP. Of course, we faced him once and he shut us out....

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
PORTLAND
1: 2B George Brock (24-L .297-37-0-4-.750 102)
2: RF Enrique Ramos (26-L .179-28-2-2-.626 73) 3-time All-Star(02-04)/Silver Slugger(CF-03)/RoY(01)/Gold Glove(LF-01)
3: LF Kim Springer (24-L .394-33-2-4-1.035 58)
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (28-R .226-31-3-6-.840 62) 3-time Silver Slugger(02-04)/4-time All-Star/Gold Glove(01)
5: C Tim Higbee (22-S .172-29-0-1-.422 55) All-Star/Gold Glove
6: 3B Jeff Galka (36-R .250-32-2-5-.763 58)
7: SS Darrell Grigg (23-L .200-25-0-0-.486 114) Rookie
8: CF Jerry Suazo (30-L .219-32-1-2-.608 71)
9: P Barry Phillips (21-R .500-4-1-1-2.000 58) CY/All-Star/Gold Glove(03)

MILWAUKEE
1: CF Dick Turner (29-R .308-39-0-5-.708 78) PCLCS MVP
2: LF Bob Goemaat (24-L .259-27-4-9-1.098 33)
3: 1B Steve Quakenbush (24-L .324-37-2-7-.847 58) All-Star
4: 2B Greg Hobbs (31-R .306-36-1-5-.906 69) 3-time Silver Slugger(SS-01,2B-03-04)/3-time All-Star(01,03-04)
5: SS Fernando Medina (33-S .353-34-4-8-1.160 78) 4-time All-Star/2-time Silver Slugger(01-02)
6: RF Dong-hak Shong (26-L .290-31-0-2-.708 56) Silver Slugger(03)/All-Star(03)
7: C Ron Hill (27-R .000-5-0-0-.000 57)
8: 3B Carlos Rice (26-R .400-5-0-0-.900 87)
9: P Stu Bosco (29-R .500-2-0-0-1.000 1)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Milwaukee County Stadium
Weather: 43 F, Partly Cloudy, with an 11 MPH wind blowing in from right
Attendance: 15,102

Top of the First:

George Brock takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. Enrique Ramos pops out to center. Kim Springer lines out to short. Glenn Snowden swings at the first pitch and lines a hit to right and Brock beats the throw to 3rd. Tim Higbee lines a hit to center and Brock scores! 1 to 0, Beavers! Jeff Galka lines a hit to right and the bases are loaded with 2 outs. Darrell Grigg beats out an infield hit and Snowden scores! 2 to 0, Beavers! Jerry Suazo pop out to center. We need to trade for another center fielder. I expect the platoon of Suazo and Pemberton to be okay, but if Suazo gets hurt, we have no one that can take his place and Pemberton can barely hit lefties.

Bottom of the First:

Dick Turner grounds out to 2nd. Bob Goemaat pops one foul behind the plate, but our Gold Glover drops the ball for an error... Given a second chance, Goemaat grounds out to 1st, unassisted! We got him out! Could not do it yesterday... Steve Quakenbush pops out to short! 1-2-3!

Top of the Second:
P Barry Phillips doubles to right center! He is now tied for the team lead in extra base hits with 3! George Brock doubles to left center and P Phillips scores! 3 to 0, Beavers! With 1 out, Kim Springer lines out to 3rd and they double Brock off at 2nd...

Bottom of the Fourth:
Steve Quakenbush takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. Greg Hobbs lines a hit to right. The next three make outs!

Top of the Fifth:
Glenn Snowden leads off with a home run to left center! 4 to 0, Beavers!

Bottom of the Fifth:
With 1 out, PH Bill Watson (35-R) triples to left center... Dick Turner pops out to left and Watson holds! Bill Goemaat grounds out to 2nd!

Top of the Sixth:
New Pitcher: Ken Caldwell (28-R), who gave us 5 hits and 2 home runs good for 3 runs in 1.1 IP on Thursday. With 1 out, P Barry Phillips swings at the first pitch and lines a hit to right. George Brock beats out an infield hit. With 2 outs, Kim Springer clears the bases with a double to left center, but gets thrown out trying to go to 3rd. 6 to 0, Beavers! Springer has now taken over the extra base hit lead on the team by himself.

Bottom of the Sixth:
With 1 out, Greg Hobbs hits a home run to left... 6 to 1, Beavers. Fernando Medina lines a double to left... The Bullpen gets up. Dong-hak Shong pokes a little hit to center... Ron Hill draws a walk to load the bases up with 1 out. Our Bullpen could really use a day off.... Carlos Rice swings at a 3-2 pitch and pops out to center and the runners hold! PH Lew Beebe (24-S), the rookie who is 1 for 7 in this series, but the 1 was a home run, lines a hit to center and Medina scores... 6 to 2, Beavers. One more batter... Dick Turner grounds out to 1st, 3-1!

Top of the Eighth:

On the Hill: Humberto Munoz (35-R), after a perfect 7th. Darrel Grigg beats out an infield hit. Jerry Suazo doubles to left center. PH Steve Hermanson (27-S) swings at a 3-2 pitch and grounds one to 2nd, but Greg Hobbs boots it and Grigg scores! 7 to 2, Beavers! George Brock walks on 4 pitches to load the bases up with no outs. Enrique Ramos, one of the hitters who has not come to life this game, grounds one to short, but Hobbs drops the throw at 2nd for another error and Suazo scores! 8 to 2, Beavers! Kim Springer swings at the first pitch and makes a bid for a Grand Slam to right, but it is caught on the warning track and Hermanson trots home. 9 to 2, Beavers! Snowden and Higbee make outs.

Top of the Ninth:
Jeff Galka swings at a 3-2 pitch and hits a home run to left! 10 to 2, Beavers!

Bottom of the Ninth:
New Pitcher: Leonardo Sanchez (25-R). With 1 out, Bob Goemaat hits his 4th home run of the series to left... 10 to 3, Beavers.

Won - 10 to 3

No Sweep!

We had 16 hits and made 1 error
Milwaukee had 11 hits and made 2 errors

Barry Phillips (W 2-1) went 7 innings, allowed 2 runs, 10 hits, 1 home run, 2 walks and struck out 4. 109 pitches. At bat, he had 2 hits with a double and scored 2 runs.
RHP Jerry Switalski went 1 scoreless inning, allowed 1 walk and struck out 1.
RHP Leonardo Sanchez went 1 inning, allowed 1 run, 1 hit, a home run and a walk.

Stu Bosco (L 1-1) went 5 innings, gave us 4 runs, 10 hits, 1 home run, 1 walk, 1 HBP and struck out no one. At bat, he had a hit.

2B Greg Brock had 3 hits with a double and 2 walks, scored 2 runs and had an RBI. LF Kim Springer hit a double and had 3 RBI. 1B Glenn Snowden had 3 hits with his 4th home run of the season and scored 2 runs. 3B Jeff Galka had 2 hits with his 3rd home run. SS Darrell Grigg had 2 hits, got hit by a pitch, scored a run and had an RBI. CF Jerry Suazo had 2 hits with a double and a walk and scored a run. PH Steve Hermanson reached on an error, scored a run and had an RBI. PH Stan DiPrima drew his 6th walk in 8 plate appearances. He is tied for the team lead in walks!

For Milwaukee, 2B Greg Hobbs went 4 for 4 with a walk and his 2nd home run, but made 2 errors in one inning.

Questdog 02-17-2020 11:37 PM

Friday, April 15, 2005

We are back home to play the first place Los Angeles Angels a 3 game series over the weekend. They just split 4 games at home with Kansas City. We were 10-4 against them last year when they finished 79-83 in 5th place in the PCL West. We are 29-27 (.518) since 2001. They are currently 6th in the PCL in scoring with 4.60 runs per game (Portland is 10th with 4.10). The Angels are 7th in fewest runs allowed with 4.30 (Portland is 13th with 5.00). They lead the League in most HR allowed with 16 in 10 games and we are tied for the 2nd most with 12. Their run differential is +3, the best in the West, and ours is -9, 3rd worst in the PCL. They have changed their whole starting infield this season. Their biggest acquisition was 1B Tony Pena (37-R), singed as a free agent, who hit 33 HR in 368 AB for Chicago last year and led the NL in HR from 2001 to 2003. The also signed All-Star SS Alex Garrido (28-R), who hit .273 with 29 SB for Cleveland last year. Their biggest loss was RP Hal Ockey (29-R), the 4-time All-Star closer, who signed as a free agent with San Diego. To take his place, the Angels have signed ex-Beaver Garry Ayers (32-R), who saved 32 games for Brooklyn last year.

Los Angeles Angels (6-4 .600 tied for 1st place in the PCL West) at
Portland Beavers (5-5 .500 1 GB tied for 3rd place in the PCL West)

LA: Bill Wertz (34-R 1-0 1.80) 3-time All-Star(01-03) vs POR: Bobby Johnson (25-R 0-1 3.75)

Wertz is their #1 starter. He pitched a CG 5 hitter, allowing 1 run at Denver in his last start for a win. He was 1-2 in 4 starts against us last year, but did not pitch a bad game in the lot.

Johnson gave up 4 runs in 6 IP in a no decision last time out.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
LOS ANGELES
1: RF Don Brockett (24-L .276-29-1-3-.758 67)
2: 3B Mike McGhee (27-R .152-33-2-3-.577 48) Trade with Seattle
3: 1B Tony Pena (37-R .333-39-4-8-1.053 40) 2-time All-Star(01,03) FA from Chicago
4: C Charlie Allen (33-S .344-32-2-3-.964 74) 3-time All-Star(01,03-04)/Gold Glove(02)
5: LF Vinny Negrete (25-L .257-35-0-1-.693 76)
6: CF Rodolfo Rosado (28-R .341-41-1-6-.874 67)
7: SS Alex Garrido (28-L .289-38-0-8-.688 83) All-Star FA from Cleveland
8: 2B Rick Bush (22-S .176-17-0-1-.476 94) Rookie
9: P Bill Wertz (34-S .200-5-0-0-.600 1) 3-time All-Star(01-03)

PORTLAND
1: 2B George Brock (24-L .341-41-0-5-.868 102)
2: RF Enrique Ramos (26-L .147-34-2-3-.518 73) 3-time All-Star(02-04)/Silver Slugger(CF-03)/RoY(01)/Gold Glove(LF-01)
3: LF Kim Springer (24-L .378-37-2-7-.995 58)
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (28-R .278-36-4-7-.968 62) 3-time Silver Slugger(02-04)/4-time All-Star/Gold Glove(01)
5: C Tim Higbee (22-S .176-34-0-2-.420 55) All-Star/Gold Glove
6: 3B Jeff Galka (36-R .270-37-3-6-.848 58)
7: SS Darrell Grigg (23-L .241-29-0-1-.575 114) Rookie
8: CF Jerry Suazo (30-L .250-36-1-2-.697 71)
9: P Bobby Johnson (25-R .000-2-0-0-.000 1)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Metropolitan Stadium
Weather: 52 F, Overcast, with a 9 MPH wind blowing right to left
Attendance: 19,459

Top of the First:

Don Brockett swings at the first pitch and squibs one in front of the plate and is out, 2-3. Mike McGhee swings at the first pitch and grounds a hit up the middle. Tony Pena grounds a hit to center and McGhee goes to 3rd without a throw... A wild pitch scores McGhee... 1 to 0, Angels. Charlie Allen lines out to deep center and Pena tags up and beats the throw to 3rd... Vinny Negrete strikes out.

Bottom of the First:

George Brock lines a hit to right. Enrique Ramos grounds into a force at 2nd, 6-4. Kim Springer swings at a 3-2 pitch and lines out to left. Glenn Snowden lines out to center.

Bottom of the Second:

Tim Higbee leads off with a double to left center. But the next three make outs...

Bottom of the Fourth:
Glenn Snowden takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. Tim Higbee hits a home run to right!! 2 to 1, Beavers! Jeff Galka doubles to right center. With 1 out, Jerry Suazo grounds one to 3rd, but Mike McGhee throws the ball away for a 2 base error and Galka scores! 3 to 1, Beavers! P Bobby Johnson swings at the first pitch and lines a hit to right. George Brock pops out to center and the runners hold. A wild pitch scores Suazo! 4 to 1, Beavers! Enrique Ramos grounds out to 2nd.

Bottom of the Fifth:

Kim Springer leads off with a triple to the right field corner! He scores on another wild pitch! 5 to 1, Beavers!

Bottom of the Seventh:
On the Hill: Willie Perry (36-L), after a perfect 6th. He was signed as a free agent from Detroit, but has not pitched in the Majors since 2003 with Oakland. PH Leon Davis (23-R) pops out to center. Kim Springer lines a hit to right. Glenn Snowden triples to right and Springer scores! 6 to 1, Beavers! Tim Higbee takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. Jeff Galka swings at a 3-2 pitch and pops out to 2nd. P Perry is hurt. New Pitcher: Tom Beschorner (28-R), with a 2.45 ERA in 3.2 IP. He was released by Kansas City and signed by the Angels in January. He had a 4.68 ERA in 32.2 IP last year for the Royals. SS Dave Risinger (29-R) swings at the first pitch and grounds out to 2nd.

Top of the Eighth:

PH Gregg Buckner (26-L), batting .167 in 12 AB, doubles to right. With 1 out, a wild pitch sends him to 3rd. Mike McGhee pops out to 2nd. Tony Pena hits a home run to left... 6 to 3, Beavers.

Won - 6 to 3

We had 10 hits and made no errors
Los Angeles had 7 hits and made 1 error

Bobby Johnson (W 1-1) went 8 innings, allowed 3 runs, 7 hits, 1 home run, no walks and struck out 5. He threw 2 WP. At bat, he had a hit.
LHP Dave Briggs (SV 1) pitched a scoreless 9th, allowed 1 walk and struck out 2.

Bill Wertz (L 1-1) went 4.1 innings, gave us 5 runs (3 earned), 8 hits, 1 home run, 1 walk and struck out 2. He threw 2 WP.

2B George Brock had a hit and a walk. LF Kim Springer had 2 hits with a triple and scored 2 runs. 1B Glenn Snowden hit a triple and drew a walk, scored a run and had an RBI. C Tim Higbee went 3 for 3 with a double and his 1st home run of the season, drew a walk and had 2 RBI. 3B Jeff Galka hit a double and scored a run. PH Steve Hermanson drew a walk.

The Angels announced that RP Willie Perry had a stiff back that would bother him for a week or two.

Questdog 02-18-2020 05:48 AM

Saturday, April 16, 2005

Los Angeles Angels (6-5 .545 tied for 1st place in the PCL West) at
Portland Beavers (6-5 .545 tied for 1st place in the PCL West)

LA: Pete Franklin (25-R 2-0 3.60) vs POR: Rick Webber (23-R 0-1 3.86)

Franklin gave up 4 runs in 7 IP last time out, but the Angels scored 9 times and he got a win. He was 1-0 in 2 starts against us last year and both games were well pitched. He has hit a home run on each of his first 2 starts.

Webber gave up 6 runs (2 earned) and 8 H and 3 HR in 4.2 IP in his season debut and tool a loss.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
LOS ANGELES
1: RF Don Brockett (24-L .242-33-1-3-.669 67)
2: 3B Mike McGhee (27-R .162-37-2-3-.568 48)
3: 1B Tony Pena (37-R .349-43-5-10-1.117 40) 2-time All-Star(01,03) FA from Chicago
4: C Charlie Allen (33-S .333-36-2-3-.915 74) 3-time All-Star(01,03-04)/Gold Glove(02)
5: LF Gregg Buckner (26-L .231-13-0-1-.593 48)
6: CF Rodolfo Rosado (28-R .311-45-1-6-.799 67)
7: SS Alex Garrido (28-L .310-42-0-8-.716 83) All-Star
8: 2B Pat Richmond (31-R .190-21-1-4-.704 82) Gold Glove(03)
9: P Pete Franklin (25-R .600-5-2-3-2.400 46)

PORTLAND
1: 2B George Brock (24-L .333-45-0-5-.848 102)
2: RF Enrique Ramos (26-L .162-37-2-3-.529 73) 3-time All-Star(02-04)/Silver Slugger(CF-03)/RoY(01)/Gold Glove(LF-01)
3: LF Kim Springer (24-L .381-42-2-7-1.019 58)
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (28-R .282-39-4-8-1.011 62) 3-time Silver Slugger(02-04)/4-time All-Star/Gold Glove(01)
5: C Tim Higbee (22-S .243-37-1-4-.668 55) All-Star/Gold Glove
6: 3B Jeff Galka (36-R .268-41-3-6-.839 58)
7: SS Darrell Grigg (23-L .226-31-0-1-.540 114) Rookie
8: CF Jerry Suazo (30-L .225-40-1-2-.629 71)
9: P Rick Webber (23-L .000-2-0-0-.000 1)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Metropolitan Stadium
Weather: 53 F, Clear Skies, with a 7 MPH wind blowing right to left
Attendance: 19,959

Top of the First:

Don Brockett pops out to 3rd. Mike McGhee swings at the first pitch and grounds out to 3rd. Tony Pena strikes out looking! 1-2-3!

Bottom of the First:

George Brock loops a hit to center. He steals 2nd! And doubles our season team total! Enrique Ramos strikes out... He is not right. Kim Springer grounds out to the pitcher and Brick goes to 3rd. Glenn Snowden swings at the first pitch and lines out to center...

Top of the Third:
With 1 out, Pat Richmond walks on 4 pitches. P Pete Franklin lays down a bunt and Gold Glove C Tim Higbee throws the ball away for a 2 base error... With the infield in, Don Brockett grounds out to 2nd and the runners hold. Mike McGhee grounds out to short!

Top of the Fifth:
With 2 outs, Pat Richmond lines a double down the left field line, the first hit of the game for the Angels. P Pete Franklin pops out to the pitcher!

Bottom of the Fifth:
With 1 out, Enrique Ramos takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. Kim Springer swings at the first pitch and grounds a double down the right field line and Ramos scores from 1st without a throw! 1 to 0, Beavers! With 2 outs, Tim Higbee hits a home run to right!! 3 to 0, Beavers!

Top of the Sixth:
With 2 outs, Tony Pena doubles to left center. Charlie Allen beats out an infield hit. The Bullpen gets up. Gregg Buckner loops a hit to left center and Pena scores. 3 to 1, Beavers. Rodolfo Rosado beats out an infield hit to load the bases up with 2 outs. Call to the Bullpen: Steve Stewart (25-L). Alex Garrido flies out to center!

Top of the Ninth:
New Pitcher: Rich Larkin (25-R). 6-7-8 up for the Angels. Rodolfo Rosado flies out to center. Alex Garrido grounds one to short, but Darrell Grigg throws it away for a 2 base error... He's only playing for his glove and that is his 3rd error already this season... PH Vinny Negrete (25-L), who was 0 for 3 with a walk yesterday, grounds a hit up the middle... PH Fernando Vargas (28-L), 2 for 6 with a double and 3 RBI on the season, is sent up. A wild pitch scores Garrido... 3 to 2, Beavers. Vargas walks on 4 pitches... P Larkin balks the runners up... This is not good for my health... With the infield in, Don Brockett grounds out to 3rd and the runners hold. 2 outs. The 0-2 pitch to Mike McGhee hits him in the ribs and the bases are loaded for their best hitter, Tony Pena.... He swings at a 3-2 pitch and grounds one to short and Darrell Grigg makes a good throw to 1st and THIS Ball Game Belongs to the Beavers! Whew!

Won - 3 to 2

We had 4 whole hits and made 2 errors
Los Angeles had 7 hits and made 1 error

Rick Webber (W 1-1) went 5.2 innings, allowed 1 run, 5 hits, 1 walk and struck out 2.
LHP Steve Stewart (H 2) faced 1 batter with the bases loaded and got him out.
RHP Leonardo Sanchez (H 1) went 2 scoreless innings, allowed 1 hit and struck out 2.
RHP Rich Larkin (SV 2) went 1 inning, allowed 1 unearned run, 1 hit, 1 walk and 1 HBP. He threw a WP and balked.

Pete Franklin (L 2-1) went 6 innings, gave us 3 runs, 4 hits, 1 home run, 3 walks, 1 HBP and struck out 6. 111 pitches.

RF Enrique Ramos had a hit and a walk and scored a run. LF Kim Springer hit a double, drew a walk, scored a run and had an RBI. C Tim Higbee hit his 2nd home run of the season, was hit by a pitch and had 2 RBI. CF Jerry Suazo drew 2 walks.

Questdog 02-18-2020 07:30 AM

Sunday, April 17, 2005

Today is John Krawczyk's 26th birthday!

Los Angeles Angels (6-6 .500 1 GB tied for 3rd place in the PCL West) at
Portland Beavers (7-5 .583 tied for 1st place in the PCL West)

LA: Tony Floyd (29-R 2-0 1.26) vs POR: John Krawczyk (26-L 0-1 4.09)

Floyd was signed as a free agent from Baltimore in December. Last year, he was 11-8 with 4.60 ERA. In his first start of the year, he pitched 7 shutout innings at Denver and only gave them 3 hits. Last time out, he allowed 2 runs in 7.1 IP off 5 hits at home to Kansas City and got another win. We have never faced him.

Birthday boy Krawczyk gave up 4 runs and 8 hits in 3.2 IP to get a loss after a good first start of the season.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
LOS ANGELES
1: RF Don Brockett (24-L .211-38-1-3-.584 67)
2: 3B Mike McGhee (27-R .146-41-2-3-.532 48)
3: 1B Tony Pena (37-R .333-48-5-10-1.065 40) 2-time All-Star(01,03) FA from Chicago
4: 2B Pat Richmond (31-R .261-23-1-4-.868 82) Gold Glove(03)
5: LF Vinny Negrete (25-L .256-39-0-1-.689 76)
6: CF Fernando Vargas (28-L .333-6-0-3-.929 NR)
7: SS Rick Bush (22-S .143-21-0-1-.393 74) Rookie
8: C Tony Hewitt (31-R .125-8-0-0-.250 58)
9: P Tony Floyd (29-R .000-7-0-0-0.000 34)

PORTLAND
1: 2B George Brock (24-L .327-49-0-5-.822 102)
2: CF Jerry Suazo (30-L .214-42-1-2-.631 71)
3: RF Enrique Ramos (26-L .175-40-2-3-.558 73) 3-time All-Star(02-04)/Silver Slugger(CF-03)/RoY(01)/Gold Glove(LF-01)
4: LF Kim Springer (24-L .378-45-2-8-1.030 58)
5: 1B Steve Hermanson (27-S .000-8-0-2-.200 74)
6: 3B A.J. Lee (25-R .375-8-1-3-1.208 93)
7: SS Darrell Grigg (23-L .200-35-0-1-.482 114) Rookie
8: C Stan DiPrima (25-L .000-3-0-0-.667 61) Rookie
9: P John Krawczyk (26-L .000-4-0-0-.000 1)

Game Start: 1:05 PM
Ballpark: Metropolitan Stadium
Weather: 56 F, Clear Skies, with a 10 MPH wind blowing in from left
Attendance: 19,206

Top of the First:
Don Brockett grounds out to short. Mike McGhee pops one to shallow right and Enrique Ramos makes a diving catch! Tony Pena pops out to right! 1-2-3!

Bottom of the First:
George Brock takes a 3-2 pitch for strike three... Jerry Suazo swings at the first pitch and grounds out to 2nd. Enrique Ramos hits a home run to center! 430 ft. 1 to 0, Beavers! Kim Springer grounds out to short.

Top of the Third:
Rick Bush doubles to center... Tony Hewitt takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4... P Tony Floyd bunts the runners up. With the infield in, Don Brockett grounds out to 3rd and the runners hold! Mike McGhee hits a home run to left... 3 to 1, Angels.

Bottom of the Third:
Stan DiPrima swings at the first pitch and pops one up to short, but Rick Bush drops it for an error. P John Krawczyk bunts one foul with 2 strikes... With 2 outs, Jerry Suazo doubles to left center. Enrique Ramos swings at the first pitch and grounds a hit up the middle and DiPrima scores! 3 to 2, Angels. Kim Springer swings at a 3-2 pitch and floats a hit to center and Suazo scores and Ramos goes to 3rd! Tie Game: 3 to 3. Steve Hermanson grounds out to 1st, unassisted. He is 0 for 10 now...

Top of the Fourth:

Pat Richmond grounds a hit to left and then steals 2nd. But the next three all fly out to center, right and then left!

Bottom of the Sixth:
With 1 out, Kim Springer draws a walk. Steve Hermanson grounds his first hit of the year to right and Springer beats the throw to 3rd. A.J. Lee beats out an infield hit and Springer scores! 4 to 3, Beavers! That does it for P Tony Floyd. New Pitcher: Alex Marik (36-R), a free agent from Pittsburgh. He has allowed 3 runs and 2 HR and 3 BB in 3 IP. Last year, he had a 2.73 ERA in 66 IP for the Pirates. Darrell Grigg grounds out to 1st, 3-1, and the runners move up. They walk Stan DiPrima intentionally to load the bases up for P John Krawczyk, but he is pulled down. PH Tim Higbee (22-S) lines a double down the left field line and 2 runs score! 6 to 3, Beavers! George Brock swings at a 3-2 pitch and grounds one to 2nd, but Pat Richmond boots hit and DiPrima scores! 7 to 3, Beavers! Jerry Suazo beats out an infield it and Higbee scores! 8 to 3, Beavers! With the runners on the move, Enrique Ramos swings at a 3-2 pitch and grounds a hit to right and Brock scores easily and Suazo goes to 3rd! 9 to 3, Beavers! Kim Springer grounds out to 2nd.

Top of the Seventh:
New Pitcher: Dave Briggs (27-L). Vinny Negrete grounds one to 3rd and A.J. Lee throws it away for a 2 base errors... What is with all these errors this year? The next two strike out and then Tony Hewitt grounds out to short!

Bottom of the Seventh:
With 1 out, A.J. Lee walks on 4 pitches. Darrell Grigg grounds a hit to left. A wild pitch moves the runners up. Stan DiPrima flies out to deep left and Lee tags up and trots home. 10 to 3, Beavers. DiPrima is doing more offensively than anyone who has ever lived and not ever had a hit! PH Glenn Snowden (28-R) grounds out to short.

Bottom of the Eighth:
George Brock beats out an infield hit. Jerry Suazo hits a home run to right!! 12 to 3, Beavers! He has already matched his home run total for all of last season (2)!

Top of the Ninth:
On the Hill: Jerry Switalski (23-R), after a perfect 8th. Jayson Pemberton is in to play center and Leon Davis is in to play right and Enrique Ramos moves to left. With 1 out, Pat Richmond grounds a hit up the middle. Vinny Negrete lines a double to right... The Bullpen is up. Fernando Vargas strikes out on 3 pitches! Rick Bush grounds out to short and THIS Ball Game Belongs to the Beavers!

Won - 12 to 3

Sweep!

We had 12 hits and made 1 error
Los Angeles had 6 hits and made 2 errors

3 days ago, Barry Phillips was our only starter with a win.
Now they all have one, except Ron Marling.
But he is the only one without a loss.

John Krawczyk (W 1-1) went 6 innings, allowed 3 runs, 4 hits, 1 home run, 1 walk and struck out 2.
LHP Dave Briggs went 1 scoreless inning and struck out 2.
RHP Jerry Switalski went 2 scoreless innings, allowed 2 hits and struck out 2.

Tony Floyd (L 2-1) went 5.1 innings, gave us 6 runs (4 earned), 6 hits, 1 home run, 1 walk and struck out 6.

2B George Brock had a hit and scored 2 runs. CF Jerry Suazo had 3 hits with a double and his 2nd home run of the season, scored 2 runs and had 3 RBI. RF/LF Enrique Ramos had 3 hits with his 3rd home run and 3 RBI. He is now hitting over .200! LF Kim Springer had a hit and a walk, scored a run and had an RBI. 3B A.J. Lee had a hit and a walk, scored 2 runs and had an RBI. C Stan DiPrima drew a walk, hit a SF and scored 2 runs. PH Tim Higbee hit a double, scored a run and had 2 RBI.

For Los Angeles, 3B Mike McGhee hits hit 3rd home run and had 3 RBI.

Questdog 02-18-2020 07:32 AM

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April 18, 2005

Monday Morning Report

NL Player of the Week - Roberto Perez, 1B, St. Louis (33-L .367/.404/.714) Had 13 hits with 4 2B, 2 HR, 3 BB, 3 SO, 1 SB, 1 CS, 5 R and 8 RBI in 7 G (7th career PoW)
PCL Player of the Week - Bob Goemaat, LF, Milwaukee (24-L .302/.388/.791) Had 10 hits with 6 HR, 2 BB, 1 SO, 8 R and 10 RBI in 6 G (4 HR vs. Portland)

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

April 12 - RF Tom Page (23-R) of Salt Lake City had 3 hits with 2 triples, scored 3 runs and had 4 RBI at San Francisco. LF Steve Rizkallah had 2 hits with a home run, scored 2 runs and had 5 RBI. The Bees won, 11 to 5. So it is just not our pitching staff that the team that scored 560 runs last year is terrorizing.
April 12 - Gary Trader (33-R) of Cincinnati pitched a 4 hit shutout at home versus Toronto. He did not walk a batter and struck out 5. At bat, he hit a double and drove in the only 2 runs of the game. It is the 2nd shutout of his career. He is now 1-1 with a 2.30 ERA in 2 starts. The Reds won, 2 to 0, and only had 4 hits themselves.
April 12 - Jack Dougan (24-R) of Baltimore pitched a 4 hit shutout at Chicago. He walked 1 and struck out 3. It is the 3rd shutout of his career. He is now 2-0 with an 0.50 ERA in 2 starts. The Orioles won, 4 to 0, and only had 4 hits themselves.
April 13 - Tony Fernandez (22-R) of Kansas City pitched a 4 hit shutout at Los Angeles. He walked 3 and struck out 1. It is the 5th shutout of his career. The Royals won, 7 to 0.
April 13 - 1B Gus McCollum (33-R) of Hollywood went 1 for 3 with 2 walks and scored 2 runs and extended his hitting streak to 35 games. The Stars won, 8 to 4.
April 14 - 2B Dave Macnaughton (32-R) of Minnesota hit a double and a home run, scored 2 runs and had 5 RBI at Sacramento. The Twins won, 10 to 2.
April 14 - Bud Fields (29-R) of New York pitched a 3 hit shutout at Pittsburgh. He walked 1 and struck out 3. 83 pitches thrown. At bat, he had a hit. It is the 6th shutout of his career. He is now 1-2 with a 1.96 ERA in 3 starts. The Giants won, 3 to 0.
April 15 - Mark Livington (24-L) of San Antonio pitched a 5 hit shutout at Houston. He walked 3 and struck out 3. It is the 1st shutout of his career. He is now 2-1 with a 2.14 ERA in 3 starts. The Missions won, 4 to 0.
April 15 - Vic Kyzer (26-L) of Milwaukee, the ex-Beaver, pitched a 3 hit shutout at home versus Kansas City. He walked 1 and struck out 11. It is the 3rd shutout of his career. He is now 1-1 with a 3.10 ERA in 3 starts. The Brewers won, 2 to 0, and only had 5 hits themselves.
April 15 - John Riley (29-R) of San Diego pitched a 3 hit shutout at home versus Hollywood. He walked 3 and struck out 2. It is the 10th shutout of his career. He is now 2-1 with a 2.42 ERA in 3 starts. The Padres won, 3 to 0.
April 16 - Rookie Jeff Kolbe (22-R) of San Antonio pitched a 4 hit shutout at Houston. He walked 1, hit a batter and struck out 7. At bat, he had a hit and an RBI. It is the first shutout of his career in only his 2nd start. He is now 2-0 with an 0.51 ERA. The Missions won, 6 to 0. They have now allowed only 22 runs in 12 games.
April 17 - Jim Nicoson (26-L) of New York pitched a 5 hit shutout at home versus Washington. He did not walk a batter and struck out 7. 93 pitches thrown. At bat, he had 3 hits with a home run, the only extra base hit of the game by either team, and scored the only 2 runs of the game. It is his 2nd shutout of the season and the 12th of his career. He is now 3-0 with an 0.33 ERA in 3 starts. The Giants won, 2 to 0, and only had 4 hits themselves.


Questdog 02-18-2020 12:20 PM

Monday, April 18, 2005

The San Diego Padres are here to play a 2 game set. They won 2 of 3 at home against Hollywood over the weekend. We were 9-5 against them last season when they finished 88-74 in 2nd place in the PCL West. We are 32-24 (.571) since 2001. They are tied for 11th in scoring in the PCL with 3.62 runs per game (Portland is up to a tie for #3 with 4.77). The Padres are 3rd in fewest runs allowed with 3.00 per game (Portland is tied for 9th with 4.46). Their run differential is +8 and ours is +4. They have not made a lot of changes from last season. They let Buddy Potts leave via free agency and traded for a new 3rd baseman. They signed 4-time All-Star closer Hall Ockey from Los Angeles, but they are not using him as their closer.

San Diego Padres (6-7 .462 2 GB tied for 4th place in the PCL West) at
Portland Beavers (8-5 .615 1 GA in 1st place in the PCL West)

SD: Bobby Wolfe (28-R 0-1 3.75) vs POR: Ron Marling (24-R 0-0 4.50)

Wolfe pitched 7.1 scoreless innings last time out, but did not get a decision. He was 2-0 in 4 starts against us last year and pitched very well in the 2 wins, but we roughed him up in the 2 no decisions.

Marling gave up 4 runs (1 earned) in 3 IP in his lase start in a no decision.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
SAN DIEGO
1: RF Dave Bafaro (30-L .189-53-0-4-.426 88) 2-time All-Star(01,04)/2-time Gold Glove(CF-01,LF-04)/Silver Slugger(CF-01)
2: CF Dick Berube (23-R .283-53-1-4-.711 76) Gold Glove(03)
3: 1B Bill Lunsford (23-L .244-45-1-3-.781 79) All-Star/Gold Glove
4: LF Dennis Rayner (30-R .429-7-0-2-.857 36) FA from New York
5: 3B Eric Hansen (28-R .220-41-1-6-.630 76) Trade from Philadelphia
6: C Barry Solomon (26-L .135-37-0-3-.368 59) All-Star
7: 2B Norman Darcy (28-L .175-40-0-3-.567 90)
8: SS Danny Holmes (28-L Season debut NR)
9: P Bobby Wolfe (28-R .000-4-0-0-.000 1)

PORTLAND
1: CF Jerry Suazo (30-L .255-47-2-5-.774 71)
2: RF Enrique Ramos (26-L .222-45-3-6-.693 73) 3-time All-Star(02-04)/Silver Slugger(CF-03)/RoY(01)/Gold Glove(LF-01)
3: LF Kim Springer (24-L .367-49-2-9-.999 58)
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (28-R .256-43-4-8-.934 62) 3-time Silver Slugger(02-04)/4-time All-Star/Gold Glove(01)
5: C Tim Higbee (22-S .268-41-2-8-.811 55) All-Star/Gold Glove
6: 3B Jeff Galka (36-R .250-44-3-6-.798 58)
7: 2B A.J. Lee (25-R .364-11-1-4-1.112 95)
8: SS Darrell Grigg (23-L .205-39-0-1-.484 114) Rookie
9: P Ron Marling (24-R .500-2-0-0-1.000 17)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Metropolitan Stadium
Weather: 50 F, Clear Skies, with an 18 MPH wind blowing in from right
Attendance: 15,363

Top of the First:
Dave Bafaro pops out to 2nd. Dick Berube draws a walk... He steals 2nd. Bill Lunsford lines out to short and we double Berube off at 2nd!

Bottom of the First:

Jerry Suazo swings at a 3-2 pitch and grounds out to short. Enrique Ramos grounds a hit to left. Kim Springer squibs one into a force at 2nd, 2-4. Glenn Snowden also squibs one, but C Buddy Solomon cannot find the handle and Snowden reaches on the error. Tim Higbee grounds out to 2nd.

Top of the Third:
Danny Holmes, in his first AB of the year, doubles off the top of the wall in left center. P Bobby Wolfe lays down a bunt, but P Ron Marling makes a bad throw to 1st for an error... Dave Bafaro flies out to deep center and Holmes tags up and scores. 1 to 0, Padres. Dick Berube grounds into a force at 2nd, 6-4. Bill Lunsford doubles to left center and Berube scores and Lunsford ends up at 3rd... 2 to 0, Padres. Dennis Rayner lines out to center.

Bottom of the Third:
With 2 outs, Kim Springer lines one to right and Dave Bafaro makes a great running catch, but he has injured himself.

Bottom of the Fifth:

A.J. Lee swings at the first pitch and lines a hit to right and steals 2nd. With 1 out, P Ron Marling swings at the first pitch and grounds a hit up the middle and Lee heads home, but as has happened so many times, he is thrown out... P Marling takes 2nd on the throw. 2 outs. Jerry Suazo lines a hit to center. Enrique Ramos doubles off the wall in center and P Marling scores! 2 to 1, Padres. Kim Springer lines one hard to center, but Dick Berube is there...

Top of the Sixth:

Bill Lunsford grounds a hit to left. The Bullpen gets up. Lunsford steals 2nd. We walk Dennis Rayner intentionally... Why? Eric Hansen lines a hit to right and the bases are loaded with no outs... Call to the Bullpen: Steve Stewart (25-L). Barry Solomon pops out to right and the runners hold. Norman Darcy pops out to right and the runners hold. Danny Holmes lines out to left!!! No Runs!

Bottom of the Seventh:

New Pitcher: Hal Ockey (29-R), the 4-time All-Star closer signed away from Los Angeles, but is being used as a setup man. With 2 outs, Enrique Ramos loops a hit to left. Kim Springer swings at the first pitch and hits a home run to center!! 3 to 2, Beavers!

Top of the Eighth:
New Pitcher: Dave Briggs (27-L). With 2 outs, Norman Darcy bloops a hit to left center. PH Jim Tepper (27-R), 0 for 1 on the season, draws a walk. PH Del Hall (33-S), batting .227 in 44 AB, swings at a 3-2 pitch and lines a hit to center and Darcy scores... Tie Game: 3 to 3. RF Brian Mosca (32-L), batting .222 in 46 AB, bloops a hit to left and Tepper scores... 4 to 3, Padres. Call to the Bullpen: Larry McClellan (28-R). Dick Berube grounds a hit to right and Hall beats the throw home... 5 to 3, Padres. McLellan is a waste of space...

Bottom of the Ninth:
New Pitcher: Chris Beltran (35-R), who has 4 Saves and has not allowed a run in 4.2 IP this season. Darrell Grigg swings at the first pitch and grounds out to short. PH Steve Hermanson (27-S) takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. Jerry Suazo grounds into a force at 2nd, 1-6. Enrique Ramos grounds out to the pitcher...

Lost - 5 to 3

We had 10 hits and made 2 errors
San Diego had 12 hits and made 1 error

Ron Marling went 5 innings, allowed 2 unearned runs (his own errors), 6 hits, 2 walks (1 INT) and struck out no one. At bat, he had a hit and scored a run.
LHP Steve Stewart went 1.2 scoreless innings, allowed 2 hits and struck out 1.
RHP Leonardo Sanchez faced 1 batter and got him out.
LHP Dave Briggs (L 0-1 BS 1) got 2 outs, allowed 3 runs, 3 hits and 1 walk.
RHP Larry McLellan went 1.1 scoreless innings, allowed 1 hit, 1 walk and struck out 1.

Bobby Wolfe went 6 innings, gave us 1 run, 8 hits, no walks and struck out 3.
RHP Hal Ockey (W 1-0 BS 1) went 1 inning, gave us 2 runs, 2 hits, 1 home run and struck out 1.
RHP Chris Beltran (SV 5) pitched a scoreless 9th and gave us 1 walk.

RF Enrique Ramos had 3 hits with a double, scored a run and had an RBI. LF Kim Springer hit his 3rd home run of the season and had 2 RBI. 3B Jeff Galka had 2 hits. PH Steve Hermanson drew a walk.

The Padres announced that SP Bobby Wolfe, injured during the game, had a swollen elbow that would probably keep him sidelined for a week. RF Dave Bafaro had recurring back spasms and they expected him to be out 5 to 6 weeks.

Questdog 02-18-2020 02:21 PM

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

San Diego Padres (7-7 .500 1 GB tied for 3rd place in the PCL West) at
Portland Beavers (8-6 .571 tied for 1st place in the PCL West)

SD: Jackie Cole (25-L 1-1 3.60) vs POR: Barry Phillips (21-R 2-1 5.12) CY/All-Star/Gold Glove(03)

Cole is now their #1 starter after pitching as a reliever in his 1st two seasons. He gave up 3 runs in 6 IP last time out to take a loss. We have never faced him as a starter. We gave him a loss in relief last year and he got a win in relief in 2003. He is the first left-hander we have faced since Opening Day.

Phillips gave up 10 hits, but only 2 runs in 7 IP to get a win at Milwaukee last time out.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
SAN DIEGO
1: RF Brian Mosca (32-L .239-46-0-8-.650 74)
2: CF Danny Holmes (28-L .333-3-0-0-1.000 53)
3: 1B Bill Lunsford (23-L .260-50-1-4-.802 79) All-Star/Gold Glove
4: 3B Eric Hansen (28-R .217-46-1-6-.606 76)
5: C Barry Solomon (26-L .143-42-0-3-.372 59) All-Star
6: 2B Norman Darcy (28-L .178-45-0-3-.550 90)
7: LF Keith Finkbiner (25-L .000-3-0-0-.000 70)
8: SS Del Hall (33-S .244-45-0-4-.573 98) 2-time Gold Glove(01-02)
9: P Jackie Cole (25-L .000-5-0-0-.000 45)

PORTLAND
1: 2B A.J. Lee (25-R .333-15-1-4-.953 95)
2: SS Dave Risinger (29-R .182-11-0-0-.455 85)
3: C Tim Higbee (22-S .267-45-2-8-.784 55) All-Star/Gold Glove
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (28-R .234-47-4-8-.859 62) 3-time Silver Slugger(02-04)/4-time All-Star/Gold Glove(01)
5: 3B Jeff Galka (36-R .271-48-3-6-.814 58)
6: RF Leon Davis (23-R .000-8-0-0-.000 83) Rookie
7: LF Kim Springer (24-L .358-53-3-11-1.019 58)
8: CF Jayson Pemberton (21-R .250-4-0-1-.500 100)
9: P Barry Phillips (21-R .571-7-1-1-1.857 58) CY/All-Star/Gold Glove(03)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Metropolitan Stadium
Weather: 57 F, Partly Cloudy, with a 7 MPH wind blowing in from right
Attendance: 15,376

Top of the First:
Brian Mosca flies out to right. Danny Holmes swings at the first pitch and grounds out to 1st, unassisted. Bill Lunsford pops out to short! 1-2-3!

Bottom of the First:

A.J. Lee strikes out... Dave Risinger fouls out to 1st. Tim Higbee pops out to center...

Bottom of the Second:

Glenn Snowden swings at the first pitch and hits a home run to right! 1 to 0, Beavers! Jeff Galka swings at a 3-2 pitch and hits a home run to left center! 2 to 0, Beavers!

Bottom of the Third:
With 1 out, A.J. Lee walks on 4 pitches. Dave Risinger grounds a hit up the middle and Lee goes to 3rd. Risinger takes off for 2nd and they have a pitchout on, but he is safe anyway! Tim Higbee lines out to left and Lee tags up and scores. 3 to 0, Beavers! Glenn Snowden swings at the first pitch and grounds out to short.

Bottom of the Seventh:
Kim Springer lines a hit to center. Jayson Pemberton draws a walk on 4 pitches. P Barry Phillips tries to bunt, but pops out to the pitcher. A.J. Lee strikes out... Dave Risinger strikes out... That's 8 K's for Cole...

Bottom of the Eighth:

Tim Higbee swings at a 3-2 pitch and lines a double down the right field line. They walk Glenn Snowden intentionally. Jeff Galka pops out to 2nd. That does it for P Jackie Cole. New Pitcher: Hal Ockey (29-R), the 4-time All-Star who gave us a pair of runs yesterday on a home run by Kim Springer, who is on deck... PH Enrique Ramos (26-L) pops out to right. Kim Springer swings at the first pitch and grounds out to short...

Top of the Ninth:
P Barry Phillips is at 77 pitches. Jerry Suazo is in to play right and George Brock is in to play 2nd and A.J. Lee moves to 3rd. 9-1-2 up for them. PH Dick Berube (23-R) swings at the first pitch and lines a double to right... Brian Mosca swings at the first pitch and grounds out to 2nd and Berube goes to 3rd. Danny Holmes grounds out to 1st, unassisted, and Berube holds. Bill Lunsford pops out to right and THIS Ball Game Belongs to the Beavers!

Won - 3 to 0

Our 1st shutout of the season!
Our 1st Complete Game of the season!

We had 6 hits and made no errors
San Diego had 3 hits and made 1 error

Barry Phillips (W 3-1) went 9 shutout innings (CG), allowed 3 hits, no walks and struck out 2. 84 pitches! A new Beaver record for a CG! Bobby Johnson threw 90 in a game last year. It is the 7th shutout of his career.

Jackie Cole (L 1-2) went 7.1 innings, gave us 3 runs, 6 hits, 2 home runs, 4 walks (1 INT) and struck out 8. 122 pitches.

SS Dave Risinger had a hit and a walk and stole a base. C Tim Higbee hit a double and had an RBI. 1B Glenn Snowden hit his 5th home run of the season. 3B Jeff Galka hit his 4th.

Around the League:
1B Gus McCollum (33-R) of Hollywood was rested today, after getting a hit in his 40th straight game yesterday, but was sent up to pinch hit in the bottom of the 9th with the Stars losing, 6 to 1. The crowd went crazy, booing and hissing. But McCollum grounded a hit to left to extend the streak to 41 games. The Stars ended up scoring a pair of runs, but lost 6 to 3.

Questdog 02-18-2020 09:15 PM

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Yesterday was Bobby Johnson's 26th birthday!

The Sacramento Solons, who are off to a pretty good start this season, are here to play a 4 game series through the weekend. They just split a pair of games in Oakland. We were 10-4 against them last year when they finished 67-95 in 7th place in the PCL West. We are 37-19 (.661), the most wins against any opponent, since 2001. They are 6th in scoring in the PCL with 4.40 runs per game (Portland is #3 with 4.53). We have scored 2 more runs than they have, even though we have out-homered them, 21 to 3. We are 1st in HR and they are last. The Solons are tied for 11th in fewest runs allowed with 4.60 per game (Portland is tied for 8th with 4.20). Their run differential is -3 and ours is +5. They have not changed much from last year.

Sacramento Solons (8-7 .533 1 GB tied for 2nd place in the PCL West) at
Portland Beavers (9-6 .600 1 GA in 1st place in the PCL West)

SAC: Jim Coyne (33-R 0-3 9.88) vs POR: Bobby Johnson (26-R 1-1 3.60)

Coyne is their #1 starter, believe it or not. He has never started more than 4 games in a season in the Majors. He was signed as a free agent from Detroit, where he had a 5.15 ERA in 78.2 IP last year. His last start was his best yet for the Solons and he gave up 5 runs in 5 IP. We have never faced him as a starter.

Johnson gave up 3 runs in 8 IP last time out and got his first win of the season.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS DEF)
SACRAMENTO
1: LF Ray Knowles (21-L .311-61-0-10-.768 56)
2: RF Harvey Turner (27-L .261-46-0-9-.721 85)
3: 3B German Benites (35-R .235-34-0-3-.610 37) FA from San Antonio
4: CF Paul Moreland (24-L .333-57-2-7-.935 64) ex-Beaver
5: C Matt McKnight (28-R .276-29-0-5-.726 67)
6: 1B Larry Pierce (32-L .300-30-0-4-.749 55)
7: 2B John Mathieu (27-R .309-55-0-10-.733 82)
8: SS Angel Arana (29-R .156-45-0-3-.496 67)
9: P Jim Coyne (33-S .250-4-0-0-.500 1) FA from Detroit

PORTLAND
1: 2B George Brock (24-L .309-55-0-5-.772 102)
2: RF Enrique Ramos (26-L .255-51-3-7-.747 73) 3-time All-Star(02-04)/Silver Slugger(CF-03)/RoY(01)/Gold Glove(LF-01)
3: LF Kim Springer (24-L .351-57-3-11-.984 58)
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (28-R .240-50-5-9-.919 62) 3-time Silver Slugger(02-04)/4-time All-Star/Gold Glove(01)
5: C Tim Higbee (22-S .271-48-2-9-.792 55) All-Star/Gold Glove
6: CF Jerry Suazo (30-L .250-52-2-5-.739 71)
7: 3B A.J. Lee (25-R .278-18-1-4-.833 93)
8: SS Darrell Grigg (23-L .186-43-0-1-.441 114)
9: P Bobby Johnson (26-R .200-5-0-0-.400 1)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Metropolitan Stadium
Weather: 52 F, Rain, with an 8 MPH wind blowing right to left
Attendance: 12,908

Top of the First:

Ray Knowles draws a walk... He led the League in steals last year with 61... He goes on a 1-1 pitch and we have a pitchout on and C Tim Higbee throws him out! Harvey Turner swings at a 3-2 pitch and lines a hit to center... German Benites strikes out looking on 3 pitches! Paul Moreland, the ex-Beaver farmhand, swings at a 3-0 pitch and flies out to right. He does not care to walk with 1 so far this season. That is why he was traded for C Tim Higbee.

Bottom of the First:

George Brock lines a hit to right center. Enrique Ramos swings at the first pitch and hits a home run to right center!! 2 to 0, Beavers! Kim Springer grounds out to 1st, unassisted. Glenn Snowden draws a walk. Tim Higbee swings at a 3-2 pitch and misses... Jerry Suazo grounds a hit to right and Snowden beats the throw to 3rd. RF Harvey Turner has hurt himself making the throw. Brent Ray (27-L), who is 1 for 5 on the season, takes over in right. A.J. Lee strikes out...

Top of the Third:
Angel Arana leads off with an infield hit, gets bunted to 2nd, goes to 3rd on a ground out and scores on a 2 out hit to left by Brent Ray... 2 to 1, Beavers. German Benites lines a hit to right. Paul Moreland lines a hit to center and Ray beats the throw home... Tie Game: 2 to 2.

Bottom of the Fifth:

With 1 out, P Bobby Johnson grounds a double down the right field line, our first hit since the first inning... George Brock grounds a hit up the middle and P Johnson lumbers home....Safe! 3 to 2, Beavers! Enrique Ramos hits another home run to right!! His second of the game! 5 to 2, Beavers! That does it for #1 starter Jim Coyne. New Pitcher: Bill Emery (38-R), with a 3.24 ERA and 8 SO in 8.1 IP. He was signed as a FA from Philadelphia. Kim Springer hits one off the bottom of the wall in right center and ends up with a triple! Glenn Snowden takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. Tim Higbee grounds into a 4-6-3 double play...

Bottom of the Sixth:
Jerry Suazo leads off with a home run to right center! 6 to 2, Beavers. His 3rd home run of the season! He only hit 2 all of last year! His career high is 7 with Hollywood back in 2001. He's on pace to hit 30! A.J. Lee follows with a home run to left! 7 to 2, Beavers! That is his second of the season, which ties his career high!

Top of the Seventh:

With 1 out, it starts to rain.

Top of the Eighth:

German Benites grounds a hit to left. The rain stops. Paul Moreland pops a hit to right. Call to the Bullpen: Jerry Switalski (23-R). The next three all pop out to the infield!

Top of the Ninth:

New Pitcher: Rick Webber (23-R), who will not get another start for a while due to the schedule. With 1 out, PH Chris Ross (21-L), a rookie, batting .211 in 19 AB, draws a walk. Ray Knowles grounds a double over the 1st base bag. The Bullpen gets up. Brent Ray pops out to left and the runners hold. German Benites takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4 to load the bases up with 2 outs... Call to the Bullpen: Steve Stewart (25-L). Paul Moreland swings at a 3-2 pitch that is in the dirt and strikes out and THIS Ball Game Belongs to the Beavers!

Won - 7 to 2

We had 13 hits and made no errors
Sacramento had 11 hits and made no errors
We have hit at least 1 home run in 11 straight games, tying the all-time Beaver record.
We have 19 home runs during the stretch!
We have hit 25 home runs in our 1st 16 games!
That is the most in Baseball.
4 other teams have hit 19.

Bobby Johnson (W 2-1) went 7 innings, allowed 2 runs, 10 hits, 2 walks and struck out 6. He threw a WP. 113 pitches. At bat, he hit a double and scored a run.
RHP Jerry Switalski pitched a perfect inning.
RHP Rick Webber got 2 outs, allowed 1 hit, 2 walks and struck out 1.
LHP Steve Stewart (SV 1) faced 1 batter and struck him out.

Jim Coyne (L 0-4) went 4.1 innings, gave us 5 runs, 6 hits, 2 home runs, 1 walk and struck out 3. His ERA stands at an even 10.00 now!

2B George Brock had 3 hits, scored 2 runs and had an RBI. RF Enrique Ramos hit 2 home runs to give him 5 on the season and had 4 RBI. PH/RF Leon Davis had a hit. LF Kim Springer hit a triple. 1B Glenn Snowden had a hit and 2 walks. CF Jerry Suazo had 2 hits with his 3rd home run. A.J. Lee hit his 2nd home run. PH/SS Dave Risinger drew a walk.

For Sacramento, 3B German Benites had 3 hits and a walk, but no runs or RBI.

The Solons announced that RF Harvey Turner had back tightness that should be fine after a good night's sleep.

Around the League: San Antonio lost at home, 2 to 1, to Denver, but it is the 12th straight game they have held an opponent to 2 or fewer runs. They have not allowed more than 4 in any game this season.


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