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Questdog 11-02-2019 12:44 PM

Friday, September 21, 2001

Editor's Note:
My firsthand report of this game of the series has disappeared....

We beat Oakland, 5 to 2.

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

Bobby Johnson (W 15-10) went 8.1 IP, allowed 2 runs, 8 hits, 1 walk, 1 HBP and struck out 4.
RHP David Fuentes (SV 13) got the final 2 outs, walked 1 and struck out 2.

Tom Parris (L 14-12) went 2.2 innings, gave us 5 runs, 5 hits, 3 walks and struck out 1. He threw a WP.

CF Bobby Mitchell had 3 hits and scored a run. RF Gilberto Valdez had 2 hits and scored a run. 2B Shannon Kuchta had a hit and a walk and scored 2 runs. C Marcell Amici had a hit in his only AB. SS Dave Risinger had 2 hits with a double and 2 RBI.

For Oakland, SS Bryan Gardner, a .175 hitter coming into the game, had 3 hits and an RBI.

Questdog 11-02-2019 02:33 PM

Saturday, September 22, 2001

Oakland Oaks (77-76 .503 12 GB in 5th place in the PCL West) at
Portland Beavers (64-89 .418 25 GB in 8th (last) place in the PCL West)

OAK: John Bremseth (32-R 4-8 5.18) vs. POR: Dick Register (27-L 2-9 3.27) Rookie

Bremseth is 0-1 in 2 starts against us, but has a 3.29 ERA in those games.

Register ended a 7 game losing streak last time out with 1 R in 7.1 IP.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS)
OAKLAND
1: RF Gerry Elliott (28-L .263-544-7-46-.697) Strained hammy
2: CF John Trent (29-R .298-598-9-56-.802)
3: LF Javy Puente (30-S .326-601-40-128-.975) All-Star
4: 1B Tim Metts (25-L .287-492-26-90-.861)
5: C Al Burrell (37-R .241-493-22-68-.739)
6: 3B Jack Reynolds (27-R .275-335-7-40-.743)
7: 2B Mario Rodriguez (28-R .260-503-3-38-.641)
8: SS Jim Byrum (28-S .233-163-0-11-.533) Rookie
9: P John Bremseth (32-R .313-32-1-3-.740)

PORTLAND
1: CF Brian Mitchell (20-L .250-24-0-1-.500) Rookie
2: 2B Tommy Thomas (30-L .217-129-1-5-.609)
3: 3B Fernando Mexicano (21-L .292-448-27-66-.905) Rookie
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (24-R .316-544-32-105-.949) All-Star
5: LF Don Neumann (31-S .226-323-9-38-.669)
6: RF Gilberto Valdez (23-L .228-127-1-13-.582) Rookie
7: SS Dave Risinger (25-R .237-354-3-31-.631)
8: C Jim Shippy (30-R .250-84-0-9-.582)
9: P Dick Register (27-L .385-26-0-7-.885) Rookie

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Multnomah County Stadium
Weather: 67 F, Partly Cloudy, with a 7 MPH wind blowing out to left
Attendance: 10,446

Top of the First:
Gerry Elliott takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4... John Trent strikes out! Javy Puente pops out to center. Tim Metts pops out to right!

Bottom of the First:
Brian Mitchell swings at a 3-2 pitch and misses... Tommy Thomas strikes out... He is useless... Fernando Mexicano strikes out...

Top of the Second:
With 1 out, Jack Reynolds draws a full count walk. Mario Rodriguez grounds a hit up the middle. Jim Byrum takes a 9 pitch walk to load the bases with no outs... P John Bremseth, no slouch with the bat, grounds a hit up the middle and Reynolds scores. 1 to 0, Oaks. The Bullpen is up. Gerry Elliott grounds a hit to right and 2 more runs are in... 3 to 0, Oaks. John Trent lines out to center. 2 outs. Javy Puente pops out to 2nd!

Bottom of the Second:
Glenn Snowden beats out an infield hit, Don Neumann grounds into a force at 2nd, 4-6. Gilberto Valdez doubles down the left field line and Neumann scores! 3 to 1, Oaks. With 2 outs, Jim Shippy hits a home run to left!!!!! Tie Game: 3 to 3!

Top of the Third:
P Dick Register's wild ways continue with a lead off walk to Tim Metts. With 1 out, Jack Reynolds draws a walk, the 5th already issued by Register. With 2 outs, Jim Byrum grounds a hit to center and Metts scores. 4 to 3, Oaks. 83 pitches thrown through 3 innings for Register...

Top of the Fourth:
With 1 out, John Trent hits a home run to left... 5 to 3, Oaks.

Bottom of the Sixth:
Don Neumann leads off with a hit and goes to 3rd on a 1 out single by Dave Risinger. PH Shannon Kuchta (23-R) flies out to left and Neumann tags up and scores without a throw. 5 to 4, Oaks.

Bottom of the Seventh:
New Pitcher: Willie Perry (32-L) with a 3.80 ERA in 68.2 IP. PH Franklin Felix (24-R) grounds a hit up the middle and then steals 2nd. CF Jack Hinckley (25-R) lines a hit to left and Felix stops at 3rd. Hinckley steals 2nd. Fernando Mexicano swings at a 3-2 pitch and bloops a hit to left center and Felix scores! Tie Game: 5 to 5! Glenn Snowden doubles down the right field line and Hinckley scores! 6 to 5, Beavers! Don Neumann grounds out to 3rd and the runners hold. PH Kurt Cunning (30-R), the last bat on the bench, pops out to 2nd... 2 outs. Dave Risinger grounds a 3-2 pitch to left for a hit and both runners score!! 8 to 5, Beavers! That does it for P Willie Perry. New Pitcher: Jerry Loring (27-R) with a 1.29 ERA in 48.2 IP. Shannon Kuchta lines out hard to right.

Bottom of the Eighth:
New Pitcher: Larry Johnson (23-R) with a 1.29 ERA in 28 IP. With 2 outs, Jack Hinckley singles and then Fernando Mexicano hits a home run to right!! 10 to 5, Beavers!

Top of the Ninth:
On the Hill: Jeff Gleason (24-R), beginning his 2nd inning of work. Javy Puente and Tim Metts both hit ground ball singles. Al Burrell grounds into a force at 2nd, 5-4, and Puente goes to 3rd. Jack Reynolds grounds into a 6-4-3 double play and THIS Ball Game Belongs to the Beavers!

Won - 10 to 5

We had 13 hits and made 1 error
Oakland had 11 hits and made 1 error

Dick Register went 4 innings, allowed 5 runs, 5 hits, 1 home run, 5 walks and struck out 3.
RHP Wade Ellis went 2 scoreless innings, allowed 1 hit, 1 walk and struck out 1.
RHP Garry Ayers (W 3-4) went 1 scoreless inning and allowed a hit.
RHP Jeff Gleason (SV 7) went 2 scoreless innings, allowed 4 hits and stuck out 2.

John Bremseth went 5.2 innings, gave us 4 runs, 6 hits, 1 home run, 2 walks and struck out 6. 120 pitches. At bat, he had a hit and an RBI.
LHP Willie Perry (L 3-6 BS 1) went 1 inning, gave us 4 runs and 5 hits. He is the first relief pitcher to suffer a 2nd loss to the Beavers.

CF/RF Billy Mitchell had a hit and a walk. PH/RF Franklin Felix had a hit, stole a base and scored a run. CF Jack Hinckley went 2 for 2, stole a base and scored 2 runs. Have you noticed that since Brian Mitchell joined the team that Hinckley is hitting a lot better? 3B Franklin Mexicano had 2 hits with his 28th home run of the season, drew a walk, scored 2 runs and had 3 RBI. 1B Glenn Snowden had 2 hits with a double, scored a run and had an RBI. LF Don Neumann had a hit and scored 2 runs. RF Gilberto Valdez hit a double, scored a run and had an RBI. SS Dave Risinger had 2 hits and 2 RBI. C Jim Shippy hit his 1st home run and had 2 RBI. PH/2B Shannon Kuchta had a SF.

For Oakland, RF Gerry Elliott had 3 hits and a walk and 2 RBI.

Questdog 11-02-2019 04:00 PM

Sunday, September 23, 2001

C Craig Petitto (26-R) is healed up, so we called him up from Vancouver (A) and sent 3B Tommy Thomas (30-L) to the Mounties.

Oakland Oaks (77-77 .500 12 GB in 5th place in the PCL West) at
Portland Beavers (65-89 .422 24 GB in 8th (last) place in the PCL West)

OAK: Juan Tudela (29-R 7-8 5.06) vs. POR: Steve Muir (26-R 10-14 3.77)

Tudela is 1-1 in 2 starts against us, but we only scored 3 total runs in 16 IP.

Muir gave up 8 hits and 3 walks in 5 IP last time out, but only 2 runs, though he took the loss anyway.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS)
OAKLAND
1: RF Gerry Elliott (28-L .266-548-7-48-.704) Strained hammy
2: CF John Trent (29-R .297-603-10-57-.804)
3: LF Javy Puente (30-S .325-606-40-128-.970) All-Star
4: 1B Tim Metts (25-L .286-496-26-90-.859)
5: 2B Mario Rodriguez (28-R .260-507-3-38-.640)
6: 3B Jack Reynolds (27-R .273-337-7-40-.744)
7: SS Alexis Montoy (34-S .286-385-8-47-.738)
8: C Juan Rosa (32-R .187-107-4-10-.666)
9: P Juan Tudela (29-L .278-54-2-13-.698)

PORTLAND
1: CF Brian Mitchell (20-L .269-26-0-1-.566) Rookie
2: 3B Franklin Felix (24-R .241-257-1-11-.588) Rookie
3: 2B Shannon Kuchta (23-R .278-553-14-67-.716) Rookie
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (24-R .317-549-32-106-.949) All-Star
5: LF Don Neumann (31-S .226-327-9-38-.667)
6: RF Gilberto Valdez (23-L .231-130-1-14-.592) Rookie
7: SS Dave Risinger (25-R .240-358-3-33-.635)
8: C Jim Shippy (30-R .256-86-1-11-.626)
9: P Steve Muir (26-R .224-76-0-6-.494)

Game Start: 2:05 PM
Ballpark: Multnomah County Stadium
Weather: 78 F, Clear Skies, with a 9 MPH wind blowing right to left
Attendance: 10,602

Top of the First:
Gerry Elliott grounds out to short. John Trent strikes out. Javy Puente hits a fly ball to left and Don Neumann just plain drops it for a 2 base error... Tom Metts strikes out!

Bottom of the First:
Brian Mitchell grounds a hit to center. Franklin Felix grounds into a 5-4-3 double play... Shannon Kuchta hits a home run to left center! 1 to 0, Beavers! Glenn Snowden flies out to center.

Bottom of the Second:

Don Neumann leads off with a base hit. With 1 out, Dave Risinger beats out an infield hit. Jim Shippy grounds into a force at 2nd, 1-4, and Neumann goes to 3rd. P Steve Muir swings at the 9th pitch of his at bat and beats out an infield hit and Neumann scores! 2 to 0, Beavers!

Top of the Fourth:
With 1 out, Javy Puente grounds a hit to right, the first of the game for the Oaks. He steals 2nd. Tim Metts lines a hit to center and Puente stops at 3rd. Mario Rodriguez flies out to center and Puente tags up and scores. 2 to 1, Beavers.

Top of the Fifth:
With 2 outs, Gene Elliott grounds a hit to right. John Trent triples into the right field corner and Elliott scores. Tie Game: 2 to 2. Javy Puente lines one hard to center and Brian Mitchell makes a sliding catch!

Bottom of the Fifth:
PH Fernando Mexicano (21-L) grounds a double down the right field line! But he calls Trudy the Trainer out.... Pinch-runner: Marcell Amici (31-R), who will stay in the game to catch. P Steve Muir bunts the runner over to 3rd. With the infield in, Brian Mitchell grounds out to 1st, unassisted, and Amici holds at 3rd. 2 outs. Franklin Felix grounds out to short....

Top of the Sixth:
With 1 out, Mario Rodriguez grounds one to 3rd that Franklin Felix boots. A wild pitch sends him to 2nd. Jack Reynolds doubles to left center and Rodriguez scores.... 3 to 2, Oaks. The Bullpen is up. Alexis Montoy lines a hit to center and Reynolds stops at 3rd. Juan Rosa lines a hit to right and Reynolds scores. 4 to 2, Oaks. Call to the Bullpen: John Cox (28-L). P Juan Tudela beats out an infield hit to load the bases up with 1 out. Gerry Elliott lines a hit to center and another run is in.... 5 to 2, Oaks. Call to the Bullpen: Jim Kokos (28-R). John Trent grounds into a force at home, 1-2. 2 outs. Javy Puente and his 40 HR come to the plate. He takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4 and another run is in... 6 to 2, Oaks. Tim Metts swings at a 3-2 pitch and pops out to left.

Lost - 6 to 2

We had 8 hits and made 2 errors
Oakland had 10 hits and made 1 error

Steve Muir (L 10-15) went 5.1 innings, allowed 6 runs (4 earned), 7 hits, 1 walk and struck out 3. He threw a WP. 106 pitches. At bat, he had a hit and an RBI.
LHP John Cox faced 2 batters and gave up 2 hits.
RHP Jim Kokos went 1.2 scoreless innings and allowed 2 walks.
RHP Garry Ayers went 2 scoreless innings and allowed 1 hit.

Juan Tudela (W 8-8) went 9 innings (CG), gave us 2 runs, 8 hits, 1 home run, no walks and struck out 4. 131 pitches. At bat, he had a hit and scored a run.

2B Shannon Kuchta hit his 15th home run of the season. PH Fernando Mexicano hit a double. PH Kurt Cunning had a hit.

Trudy's report on Fernando Mexicano is a strained rub cage muscle that should bother him for a couple of weeks. She says he can play with it, if needed.

Questdog 11-02-2019 04:02 PM

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September 24, 2001

Monday Morning Report

NL Player of the Week - Michael Guerrero, LF, Detroit (30-L .304/.372/.548) Had 13 hits with 1 2B, 3 HR, 4 BB, 1 SO, 1 SB, 0 CS, 9 R and 14 RBI in 7 G (3rd PoW this season and 2nd in the past 3 weeks. PoM seems likely)
PCL Player of the Week - Steve Hermanson, 2B, Milwaukee (24-S .308/.369/.456) Had 13 hits with 2 HR, 3 BB, 2 SO, 1 SB, 0 CS, 4 R and 5 RBI in 6 G

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

September 18 - Al Johnson (21-R) of Kansas City pitched a 2 hit shutout at home versus Minnesota. He did not walk a batter and struck out 8. It is his 6th shutout of the season. He is now 20-8 with a 2.12 ERA in 34 starts. The Royals won, 2 to 0.
September 18 - C Mario Vasquez (25-L) of Sacramento went 4 for 4 with 2 doubles, scored 2 runs and had 4 RBI at home versus Oakland. The Solons won, 9 to 1.
September 19 - Danny Amaya (30-L) of Brooklyn pitched a 5 hit shutout at home versus New York. He walked 2 and struck out 5. It is his 2nd shutout of the season. He is now 13-10 with a 2.44 ERA in 27 starts (28 G). The Dodgers won, 1 to 0, and only had 5 hits themselves.
September 20 - Bill Wertz (30-R) of Salt Lake City pitched a 2 hit shutout at San Antonio. He walked 1 and struck out 5. It is his 4th shutout of the season. He is now 24-4 with a 2.41 ERA in 33 starts. The Bees won, 2 to 0.
September 20 - C Charlie Allen (30-S) of Los Angeles had 3 hits with 2 home runs and a walk, scored 4 runs and had 3 RBI at home versus Hollywood. The Angels won, 8 to 5.
September 20 - In the second game of a doubleheader, Detroit beat Miami at home, 18 to 3. The top 3 hitters in their lineup, 3B Jose Parada (26-R), RF Bob Stout (29-R) and LF Michael Guerrero (30-L) went 11 for 18 with 2 doubles and a home run, stole a base, scored 9 runs and had 12 RBI. The Tigers had 20 hits.
September 20 - RF Artie Hawkins (27-R) of Pittsburgh went 5 for 5 with a double and a home run, scored 2 runs and had 3 RBI at home versus St. Louis. The Pirates won, 8 to 4.
September 21 - RF Al Lawson (32-R) of San Antonio went 3 for 3 with a triple and 2 walks, scored 4 runs and had 3 RBI at home versus Salt Lake City. The Missions won, 8 to 5.
September 22 - C Dave Kiehne (27-R) of Minnesota had 4 hits with a double and 4 RBI at home versus Milwaukee. The Twins won, 11 to 10. The Brewers scored 6 time in the top of the 9th, but came up a run short.
September 22 - CF Jose Gonzales (26-R) of Dallas had 4 hits with a double and a home run and 4 RBI at Denver. The Eagles won, 8 to 2.
September 22 - CF Chuck Lembrick (26-R) of Baltimore hit a double and 2 home runs, drew 2 walk, stole a base, scored 4 runs and had 4 RBI at Boston. C Lou Jernigan (28-L) had 5 hits with a double and 2 RBI. The Orioles won, 13 to 4, and had 23 hits.
September 22 - New York won at Philadelphia, 5 to 1, to clinch the NL East division.
September 22 - CF Clyde Lawrence (29-L) of Pittsburgh went 5 for 5 with a double, scored 2 runs and had 2 RBI at home versus St. Louis. C Randy Bedford (25-R) hit 2 home runs and drew a walk and had 5 RBI. The Pirates won, 11 to 6.
September 22 - LF Michael Guerrero (30-L) of Detroit went 1 for 3 with a walk at home versus Miami to extend his hitting streak to 25 games. The Tigers lost, 3 to 0.


Questdog 11-02-2019 05:46 PM

Monday, September 24, 2001

We have decided to let Fernando Mexicano play with his injury. He has a shot at 30 HR and a .300 BA. The worst that could happen is he gets hurt and misses the rest of the season, which he would miss anyway with his current injury, if we sat him. The odds of him getting an injury that would last into next season seem remote enough to risk. If this was early in the season, we would definitely sit him.

Melvin Rodarte has been pronounced sound and will play today, but Dave Risinger will start the rest of the games at short this season.

We are in Seattle to play a 4 game series, the penultimate series of the season and our final road games. The Rainiers split 4 games in San Francisco over the weekend. We are 5-5 against them on the year and won 2 of 3 here in our first trip to Seattle at the end of June. They are 9th in scoring in the PCL with 4.19 runs per game (Portland is not last! We are 15th with 3.84). The Rainiers are 11th in fewest runs allowed with 4.49 per game (Portland is still 8th with 4.35).

Portland Beavers (65-90 .419 25 GB in 8th (last) place in the PCL West) at
Seattle Rainiers (75-80 .484 15 GB in 7th place in the PCL West)

POR: Ricardo Gil (22-R 9-6 3.49) Rookie vs. SEA: Doug Carter (34-L 2-5 3.78)

Gil was roughed up for 7 runs in 3.1 IP last time out and took the loss.

One of Carter's 2 wins is against us. We scored 2 runs in 5.2 IP.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS)
PORTLAND
1: RF Franklin Felix (24-R .238-261-1-11-.579) Rookie
2: CF Jack Hinckley (25-R .252-504-2-38-.648)
3: 2B Shannon Kuchta (23-R .278-557-15-68-.720) Rookie
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (24-R .315-553-32-106-.943) All-Star
5: 3B Fernando Mexicano (21-L .296-453-28-69-.918) Rookie Strained rib cage muscle
6: LF Don Neumann (31-S .227-331-9-38-.665)
7: SS Melvin Rodarte (32-L .244-455-1-38-.608)
8: C Jim Shippy (30-R .253-87-1-11-.620)
9: P Ricardo Gil (22-L .047-43-0-2-.093) Rookie

SEATTLE
1: 2B Adam Carter (25-R .252-485-2-28-.592) 25 BB 28 SB 19 XBH
2: RF Willie Bethune (34-R .225-355-13-40-.679) 8 2B
3: LF Larry Courson (31-L .299-334-20-50-.870)
4: 1B Luis Hernandez (32-R .295-590-38-123-.906) All-Star 36 2B
5: 3B Ronaldo Entrevinhas (30-R .295-597-27-96-.886) All-Star 42 2B
6: CF Juan Garza (24-S .233-430-5-44-.608) Rookie 19 XBH
7: SS Don Kelly (27-R .200-479-1-39-.515) 18 XBH
8: C John Roberts (28-L .196-448-15-59-.638) 68 BB
9: P Doug Carter (34-L .167-18-0-0-.333)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Safeco Field
Weather: Roof Closed
Attendance: 16,907

Top of the First:

Franklin Felix swings at a 3-2 pitch and ground a hit to center. Jack Hinckley flies out to deep right. Felix tries to steal 2nd and they have a pitchout on, but C John Roberts throws the ball into the outfield! Felix goes to 3rd. Shannon Kuchta swings at a 3-2 pitch and grounds out to 3rd and Felix scores. 1 to 0, Beavers. Glenn Snowden takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. Fernando Mexicano swings at a 3-2 pitch and strikes out.

Bottom of the First:
Adam Carter pokes a soft hit to left. Willie Bethune takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4... Larry Courson swings at the first pitch and lines out hard to center. Luis Hernandez, the ex-Beaver, doubles to right center and Carter scores. Tie Game: 1 all. Ronaldo Entrevinhas swings at the first pitch and grounds out to short and Bethune scores. 2 to 1, Rainiers. Juan Garza pops out to short.

Bottom of the Second:

With 1 out, John Roberts beats out an infield hit. P Doug Carter bunts him to 2nd. With 2 outs, Adam Cater bloops a hit to right and Roberts scores. 3 to 1, Rainiers.

Top of the Fourth:
Glenn Snowden and Fernando Mexicano lead off with line drives to right for singles. Don Neumann swings at the first pitch and flies out to the warning track in right and Snowden tags up and moves to 3rd. Melvin Rodarte grounds into a force at 2nd, 6-4, and Snowden scores. 3 to 2, Rainiers.

Bottom of the Fourth:

Juan Garza and Don Kelly lead off with full count walks.... The Bullpen is up. With 2 outs, Adam Carter drills one to deep center, but Jack Hinckley makes a leaping grab at the warning track!!

Bottom of the Sixth:
Ronaldo Entrevinhas leads off with a walk. The Bullpen is up once again. Juan Garza bunts into a force at 2nd, 3-6. Don Kelly doubles to right center and Garza scores... 4 to 2, Rainiers. Call to the Bullpen: John Cox (28-L). John Roberts swings at a 3-2 pitch and misses! P Doug Carter grounds out to 2nd.

Bottom of the Seventh:
New Pitcher: Wade Ellis (25-R). Marcell Amici is in to catch. Adam Carter grounds a hit to left. With 1 out, Larry Courson grounds another hit to left. Luis Hernandez swings at the first pitch and hits a 3 run home run to left.... 7 to 2, Rainiers.

Lost - 7 to 2

We had 7 hits (all singles) and made no errors
Seattle had 8 hits and made 1 error

Ricardo Gil (L 9-7) went 5.1 innings, allowed 4 runs, 5 hits, 4 walks and struck out 1.
LHP John Cox faced 2 batters and got them both out with 1 strikeout.
RHP Wade Ellis went 2 innings, allowed 3 runs, 3 hits and 1 home run.

Doug Carter (W 3-5) went 8.1 innings, gave us 2 runs, 7 hits, 5 walks, 1 HBP and struck out 2. 140 pitches. 2 of his 3 wins are against us.
RHP Jesse Borley (SV 33) faced 2 batters and got 2 outs with the bases loaded and 1 strikeout.

CF Jack Hinckley had a hit and a walk. 1B Glenn Snowden went 2 for 2 with 2 walks and scored a run. LF Don Neumann had a hit and a walk. PH Craig Petitto drew a walk.

For Seattle, 2B Adam Carter had 3 hits, scored 2 runs and had an RBI. ex-Beaver 1B Luis Hernandez hit a double and his 39th home run of the season and had 4 RBI.

Questdog 11-02-2019 07:00 PM

Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Portland Beavers (65-91 .417 25 GB in 8th (last) place in the PCL West) at
Seattle Rainiers (76-80 .487 14 GB in 6th place in the PCL West)

POR: Roger Lerer (27-L 0-1 7.11) vs. SEA: Bill Foley (26-R 14-12 4.08)

Lerer had had 2 starts since coming back from the DL. He has allowed 8 R, 13 H and 6 BB with 1 SO in 5.2 IP.

We are 1-1 against Foley, but only scored 4 total runs in 14.2 IP.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS)
PORTLAND
1: LF Brian Mitchell (20-L .267-30-0-1-.557) Rookie
2: RF Gilberto Valdez (23-L .231-134-1-14-.589) Rookie
3: 2B Shannon Kuchta (23-R .276-561-15-69-.715) Rookie
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (24-R .317-555-32-106-.948) All-Star
5: 3B Fernando Mexicano (21-L .295-457-28-69-.915) Rookie Strained rib cage muscle
6: CF Jack Hinckley (25-R .252-508-2-38-.648)
7: SS Dave Risinger (25-R .240-363-3-33-.632)
8: C Jim Shippy (30-R .250-88-1-11-.620)
9: P Roger Lerer (27-L .000-5-0-0-.000)

SEATTLE
1: 2B Adam Carter (25-R .256-489-2-29-.599)
2: RF Willie Bethune (34-R .223-358-13-40-.675)
3: 3B Ronaldo Entrevinhas (30-R .293-600-27-97-.882) All-Star
4: 1B Luis Hernandez (32-R .296-594-39-127-.914) All-Star
5: LF Larry Courson (31-L .299-338-20-50-.866)
6: CF Juan Garza (24-S .231-433-5-44-.606) Rookie
7: SS Don Kelly (27-R .201-482-1-40-.519)
8: C John Roberts (28-L .197-452-15-59-.636)
9: P Bill Foley (26-L .371-70-1-12-.840)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Safeco Field
Weather: 62 F, Partly Cloudy, with a 7 MPH wind blowing out to center
Attendance: 16,354

Top of the First:
Brian Mitchell hits the ball hard and deep down the left field line, but Willie Bethune runs it down. Gilberto Valdez grounds out to 2nd. Shannon Kuchta beats out an infield hit. Glenn Snowden hits a home run down the left field line!! 2 to 0, Beavers! Fernando Mexicano grounds a hit to left. Jack Hinckley grounds one to short, but Don Kelly's throw to 2nd is off the mark for an error! Dave Risinger flies out to deep center.

Bottom of the First:
Adam Carter takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4.... Willie Bethune grounds a double down the left field line... Lerer does not look like he has improved any... The Bullpen is up. Ronaldo Entrevinhas lines a hit to center and both runners score... Tie Game: 2 to 2. Luis Hernandez grounds into a 6-4-3 double play! Larry Courson swings at a 3-2 pitch and misses!

Top of the Second:
P Bill Foley strikes out the side in order...

Top of the Third:

With 1 out, Shannon Kuchta grounds a hit to left. With 2 outs, Fernando Mexicano hits a home run to center!! 4 to 2, Beavers!

Bottom of the Eighth:

PH Chris Simpson (26-L) doubles down the left field line. Call to the Bullpen: RHP David Fuentes (25-R). After that rough First inning, P Roger Lerer settled down and had a pretty nice game... With 1 out, Willie Bethune grounds a hit to left and Simpson stops at 3rd. Ronaldo Entrevinhas takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4 to load them up for Luis Hernandez and his 39 home runs.... He pops out to 2nd! 2 outs. Larry Courson knocks a 2-2 pitch off the wall in left center... He clears the bases with a triple... 5 to 4, Rainiers. We walk Juan Garza intentionally... Don Kelly lines a double into the left field corner and Courson scores... 6 to 4, Rainiers. Call to the Bullpen: Jim Kokos (28-R). John Roberts flies out to deep center.

Lost - 6 to 4

We had 6 hits and made no errors
Seattle had 9 hits and made 2 errors

Roger Lerer went 7 innings, allowed 3 runs, 6 hits, 2 walks and struck out 5.
RHP David Fuentes (L 5-8 BS 5) got 2 outs, allowed 3 runs, 3 hits and 2 walks (1 INT).
RHP Jim Kokos faced 1 batter and got him out.

Bill Foley (W 15-12) went 8 innings, gave us 4 runs, 6 hits, 2 home runs, 3 walks and struck out 6.
RHP Jesse Borley (SV 34 ) pitched a perfect 9th.

2B Shannon Kuchta had 2 hits and scored 2 runs. 1B Glenn Snowden hit his 33rd home run of the season and had 2 RBI. 2B Fernando Mexicano had 2 hits with his 29th home run, drew a walk and had 2 RBI.

For Seattle, RF Larry Courson hit a triple, scored a run and had 3 RBI.

Questdog 11-02-2019 08:38 PM

Wednesday, September 26, 2001

Portland Beavers (65-92 .414 26 GB in 8th (last) place in the PCL West) at
Seattle Rainiers (77-80 .490 14 GB in 6th place in the PCL West)

POR: Bobby Johnson (22-R 15-10 3.11) Rookie vs. SEA: Earl Rogers (26-R 13-12 4.20)

Johnson has won his last 2 starts, allowing 2 runs each time. This will probably be his final start of what has been a good rookie year, though not as good as we had hoped.

We are 2-1 against Rogers, their #1 starter, and he has a 5.29 ERA against us.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS)
PORTLAND
1: CF Brian Mitchell (20-L .229-35-0-1-.479) Rookie
2: RF Gilberto Valdez (23-L .225-138-1-14-.577) Rookie
3: 2B Shannon Kuchta (23-R .278-565-15-69-.717) Rookie
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (24-R .317-559-33-108-.951) All-Star
5: 3B Fernando Mexicano (21-L .298-460-29-71-.925) Rookie Strained rib cage muscle
6: LF Don Neumann (31-S .227-335-9-38-.665)
7: SS Dave Risinger (25-R .240-367-3-33-.631)
8: C Jim Shippy (30-R .244-90-1-11-.607)
9: P Bobby Johnson (22-R .125-80-0-2-.250) Rookie

SEATTLE
1: 2B Adam Carter (25-R .256-492-2-29-.601)
2: RF Willie Bethune (34-R .227-362-13-40-.682)
3: 3B Ronaldo Entrevinhas (30-R .294-602-27-99-.885) All-Star
4: 1B Luis Hernandez (32-R .294-598-39-127-.908) All-Star
5: LF Chris Simpson (26-L .275-280-7-36-.739)
6: CF Juan Garza (24-S .229-436-5-44-.603) Rookie
7: SS Don Kelly (27-R .204-486-1-41-.525)
8: C John Roberts (28-L .197-456-15-59-.635)
9: P Earl Rogers (26-R .189-74-0-8-.416)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Safeco Field
Weather: 66 F, Clear Skies, with a 6 MPH wind blowing left to right
Attendance: 18,366

Top of the First:

Brian Mitchell takes a 3-2 pitch for strike three. Gilberto Valdez swings at a 3-2 pitch and hits a home run to right! 1 to 0, Beavers! Shannon Kuchta grounds out to 3rd. Glenn Snowden lines a hit to left. Fernando Mexicano strikes out.

Bottom of the First:

Adam Carter grounds out to 2nd. Willie Bethune lines a hit to right. Ronaldo Entrevinhas flies out to center. Luis Hernandez grounds the 3rd out to 2nd, but Shannon Kuchta boots it. Chris Simpson triples off the wall in left center and both runners score... 2 to 1, Rainiers. Juan Garza flies out to right.

Top of the Fourth:
Glenn Snowden leads off with a home run down the left field line! Tie Game: 2 to 2. Fernando Mexicano lines a hit to center. Don Neumann beats out an infield hit. Dave Risinger grounds into a force at 2nd, 2-6, and Mexicano takes 3rd. Jim Shippy strikes out. Bobby Johnson lines one up the middle, but SS Don Kelly makes an amazing diving catch. He is a definite Gold Glove candidate.

Bottom of the Fourth:

With 1 out, Don Kelly pops one up to 3rd, but Fernando Mexicano drops it... Kelly steals 2nd and goes to 3rd when C Jim Shippy makes a bad throw... A comedy of errors... John Roberts swings at a 3-2 pitch and hits a home run to center... 4 to 2, Rainiers.

Top of the Seventh:
With 2 outs, PH Kurt Cunning (30-R) reaches on a 2 base throwing error by SS Don Kelly. Brian Mitchell lines a hit to right and Cunning scores! 4 to 3, Rainiers.

Bottom of the Eighth:
On the Hill: Jeff Gleason (24-R), beginning his 2nd inning of work after a perfect Seventh. Luis Hernandez takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. With 1 out, Juan Garza grounds a hit to right and Hernandez goes to 3rd. Don Kelly flies out to center and Hernandez tags up and scores. 5 to 3, Rainiers.

Lost - 5 to 3

We had 7 hits and made 3 errors
Seattle had 6 hits and made 1 error

We tied our season high in errors...

Bobby Johnson (L 15-11) went 6 innings, allowed 4 runs (1 earned), 5 hits, 1 home run, 2 walks (1 INT) and struck out 4.
RHP Jeff Gleason went 2 innings, allowed 1 run, 1 hit, 1 walk and struck out 1.

Earl Rogers (W 14-12) went 8 innings, gave us 3 runs (2 earned), 7 hits, 2 home runs, 1 walk and struck out 7.
LHP Victor Alvarez (SV 4) pitched a perfect 9th with a strikeout.

RF Gilberto Valdez hit his 2nd career home run. 1B Glenn Snowden had 2 hits with his 34th home run of the season. Fernando Mexicano had a hit and a walk. PH Kurt Cunning reached on an error and scored a run.

Questdog 11-02-2019 11:45 PM

Thursday, September 27, 2001

Portland Beavers (65-93 .411 26 GB in 8th (last) place in the PCL West) at
Seattle Rainiers (78-80 .494 13 GB in 6th place in the PCL West)

POR: Dick Register (27-L 2-9 3.54) Rookie vs. SEA: Jamie Ladnier (32-L 7-15 4.06)

Register gave up 5 runs in 4 IP last time out, but escaped with a no decision.

We faced Ladnier once and he beat us with 7.1 shutout innings. 5 H and 1 BB and 6 SO.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS)
PORTLAND
1: RF Franklin Felix (24-R .236-267-1-11-.574) Rookie
2: SS Dave Risinger (25-R .240-371-3-33-.629)
3: 2B Shannon Kuchta (23-R .276-569-15-69-.712) Rookie
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (24-R .318-563-34-109-.956) All-Star
5: 3B Fernando Mexicano (21-L .298-463-29-71-.925) Rookie Strained rib cage muscle
6: LF Don Neumann (31-S .227-339-9-38-.663)
7: CF Jack Hinckley (25-R .250-512-2-38-.644)
8: C Marcell Amici (31-R .235-85-0-7-.525)
9: P Dick Register (27-L .370-27-0-7-.852) Rookie

SEATTLE
1: SS Juan Garza (24-S .230-439-5-44-.604) Rookie
2: RF Willie Bethune (34-R .227-366-13-40-.680)
3: 3B Ronaldo Entrevinhas (30-R .292-606-27-99-.879) All-Star
4: 1B Luis Hernandez (32-R .295-601-39-127-.909) All-Star
5: LF Chris Simpson (26-L .276-283-7-38-.748)
6: CF Carlos Lopez (26-L .160-106-1-5-.458)
7: 2B Roger Downing (34-R .237-139-0-7-.618)
8: C Dennis Loeblein (27-R .250-36-0-5-.603) Rookie
9: P Jamie Ladnier (32-R .231-65-0-4-.492)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Safeco Field
Weather: 55 F, Partly Cloudy, with a 7 MPH wind blowing in from left
Attendance: 18,161

Top of the First:
Franklin Felix swings at the first pitch and pops out to short. Dave Risinger flies out to left. Shannon Kuchta grounds a hit to left. Glenn Snowden doubles to right center and Kuchta scores! 1 to 0, Beavers! Fernando Mexicano loops a hit to right and Snowden heads home, but RF Chris Simpson throws him out...

Bottom of the First:
Juan Garza beats out an infield hit. Willie Bethune lines a hit to center. Ronaldo Entrevinhas flies out to right. Luis Hernandez grounds a hit up the middle and Garza scores, but CF Jack Hinckley's throw is cut off by SS Dave Risinger, who nails Bethune at 3rd! Tie Game: 1 to 1. Chris Simpson swings at a 3-2 pitch and doubles over the center fielder's head and Hernandez scores... 2 to 1, Rainiers. Carlos Lopez, the .160 hitter and a lefty to boot, grounds a hit to right and Simpson scores... 3 to 1, Rainiers. Roger Downing hits the hardest ball of the inning, but it is caught by CF Jack Hinckley.

Bottom of the Second:
The Rainiers go down, 1-2-3, but every ball was hit like a bullet....

Bottom of the Fifth:
New Pitcher: Garry Ayers (28-R). With 2 outs, Ronaldo Entrevinhas grounds a hit to left. He steals 2nd. Luis Hernandez doubles to right center and Entrevinhas scores... 4 to 1, Rainiers. Chris Simpson doubles to right center and Hernandez scores... 5 to 1, Rainiers. Carlos Lopez, the .160 hitter, grounds a hit to right and Simpson scores... 6 to 1, Rainiers. That is Lopez' 3rd hit of the day already... Roger Downing doubles down the left field line.... We walk Dennis Loeblein intentionally to load the bases up.... Utter stupidity... We are down 5 runs and the pitcher on the mound walks almost 6 per 9 innings.... And P Jamie Ladnier is a .224 hitter... He grounds a 3-2 pitch to 2nd for the final out....

Top of the Sixth:
Franklin Felix leads off with a triple to left center. Dave Risinger flies out to deep right and Felix tags up, but slips and falls and has to return to 3rd... We are a bunch of clowns.... Shannon Kuchta grounds out to 3rd and Felix scores. 6 to 2, Rainiers.

Top of the Seventh:
Fernando Mexicano leads off with a 4 pitch walk. Don Neumann hits a home run to left!! 6 to 4, Rainiers.

Top of the Eighth:
Franklin Felix and Dave Risinger lead off with back to back grounders up the middle for hits. Shannon Kuchta lines a hit to center and Felix scores. 6 to 5, Rainiers. That does it for P Jamie Ladnier. New Pitcher: Jesse Borley (33-R), their closer with a 1.77 ERA. Glenn Snowden grounds into a 4-6-3 double play and Risinger goes to 3rd... Fernando Mexicano swings at the first pitch and lines a hit to right and Risinger scores! Tie Game: 6 to 6! Don Neumann flies out to center.

Top of the Ninth:

We go down in order...

Bottom of the Ninth:

New Pitcher: David Fuentes (25-R), our leader in saves, but who was rocked very hard in his last appearance. 3-4-5 hitters up... Ronaldo Entrevinhas strikes out! Luis Hernandez hits a home run to left.... That not only ends the game, but gives him the Cycle... He got the double and triple reversed to count as a natural Cycle.

Lost - 7 to 6

Sweep....

We had 11 hits and made no errors
Seattle had 16 hits and made no errors

Dick Register went 4 innings, allowed 3 runs, 8 hits, no walks and struck out no one.
RHP Garry Ayers went 1 inning, allowed 3 runs, 5 hits and 1 walk (INT).
RHP Wade Ellis went 1 scoreless inning and allowed 1 hit.
RHP Jim Kokos went 2 scoreless innings, allowed 1 hit, 1 walk and struck out 2.
RHP David Fuentes (L 5-9) got 1 out and gave up 1 run, 1 hit, a home run and struck out 1.

Jim Ladnier went 7+ innings, gave us 6 runs, 10 hits, 1 home run, 2 walks and struck out 5.
RHP Jesse Borley (W 6-6 BS 5) went 2 scoreless innings and gave us 1 hit.

RF Franklin Felix had 2 hits with a triple and scored 2 runs. SS Dave Risinger had 2 hits and scored a run. 2B Shannon Kuchta had 2 hits, scored a run and had 2 RBI. 1B Glenn Snowden hit a double and had an RBI. 3B Fernando Mexicano had 2 hits and a walk, scored a run and had an RBI. LF Don Neumann hit his 10th home run of the season and had 2 RBI.

For Seattle, 1B Luis Hernandez, the ex-Beaver, hit for the Cycle, scored 3 runs and had 3 RBI. He now has 40 home runs on the season. The triple he hit was his 1st of the year. He is the 2nd player to hit for the Cycle against the Beavers this season. Tom Boyles (22-R) of Denver did it on May 27. It is the 3rd time that a home run has ended a Beaver loss. A home run has never ended a Beaver win. RF Chris Simpson had 3 hits with 2 doubles, scored 2 runs and had 2 RBI. CF Carlos Lopes, batting .160 coming into this game in 106 AB, went 3 for 3 with a walk and 2 RBI.

Around the League:
San Diego beat Los Angeles at home, 1 to 0. They won 3 of the 4 games in their series with the Angels and the two teams are now tied atop the PCL West with 3 games to play. The Padres will finish the season with 3 games at home against Hollywood, while the Angels have to go play 3 in San Francisco.

Questdog 11-03-2019 11:09 AM

Thursday, September 27, 2001

Portland Beavers (65-93 .411 26 GB in 8th (last) place in the PCL West) at
Seattle Rainiers (78-80 .494 13 GB in 6th place in the PCL West)

POR: Dick Register (27-L 2-9 3.54) Rookie vs. SEA: Jamie Ladnier (32-L 7-15 4.06)

Register gave up 5 runs in 4 IP last time out, but escaped with a no decision.

We faced Ladnier once and he beat us with 7.1 shutout innings. 5 H and 1 BB and 6 SO.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS)
PORTLAND
1: RF Franklin Felix (24-R .236-267-1-11-.574) Rookie
2: SS Dave Risinger (25-R .240-371-3-33-.629)
3: 2B Shannon Kuchta (23-R .276-569-15-69-.712) Rookie
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (24-R .318-563-34-109-.956) All-Star
5: 3B Fernando Mexicano (21-L .298-463-29-71-.925) Rookie Strained rib cage muscle
6: LF Don Neumann (31-S .227-339-9-38-.663)
7: CF Jack Hinckley (25-R .250-512-2-38-.644)
8: C Marcell Amici (31-R .235-85-0-7-.525)
9: P Dick Register (27-L .370-27-0-7-.852) Rookie

SEATTLE
1: SS Juan Garza (24-S .230-439-5-44-.604) Rookie
2: RF Willie Bethune (34-R .227-366-13-40-.680)
3: 3B Ronaldo Entrevinhas (30-R .292-606-27-99-.879) All-Star
4: 1B Luis Hernandez (32-R .295-601-39-127-.909) All-Star
5: LF Chris Simpson (26-L .276-283-7-38-.748)
6: CF Carlos Lopez (26-L .160-106-1-5-.458)
7: 2B Roger Downing (34-R .237-139-0-7-.618)
8: C Dennis Loeblein (27-R .250-36-0-5-.603) Rookie
9: P Jamie Ladnier (32-R .231-65-0-4-.492)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Safeco Field
Weather: 55 F, Partly Cloudy, with a 7 MPH wind blowing in from left
Attendance: 18,161

Top of the First:

Franklin Felix swings at the first pitch and pops out to short. Dave Risinger flies out to left. Shannon Kuchta grounds a hit to left. Glenn Snowden doubles to right center and Kuchta scores! 1 to 0, Beavers! Fernando Mexicano loops a hit to right and Snowden heads home, but RF Chris Simpson throws him out...

Bottom of the First:
Juan Garza beats out an infield hit. Willie Bethune lines a hit to center. Ronaldo Entrevinhas flies out to right. Luis Hernandez grounds a hit up the middle and Garza scores, but CF Jack Hinckley's throw is cut off by SS Dave Risinger, who nails Bethune at 3rd! Tie Game: 1 to 1. Chris Simpson swings at a 3-2 pitch and doubles over the center fielder's head and Hernandez scores... 2 to 1, Rainiers. Carlos Lopez, the .160 hitter and a lefty to boot, grounds a hit to right and Simpson scores... 3 to 1, Rainiers. Roger Downing hits the hardest ball of the inning, but it is caught by CF Jack Hinckley.

Bottom of the Second:

The Rainiers go down, 1-2-3, but every ball was hit like a bullet....

Bottom of the Fifth:
New Pitcher: Garry Ayers (28-R). With 2 outs, Ronaldo Entrevinhas grounds a hit to left. He steals 2nd. Luis Hernandez doubles to right center and Entrevinhas scores... 4 to 1, Rainiers. Chris Simpson doubles to right center and Hernandez scores... 5 to 1, Rainiers. Carlos Lopez, the .160 hitter, grounds a hit to right and Simpson scores... 6 to 1, Rainiers. That is Lopez' 3rd hit of the day already... Roger Downing doubles down the left field line.... We walk Dennis Loeblein intentionally to load the bases up.... Utter stupidity... We are down 5 runs and the pitcher on the mound walks almost 6 per 9 innings.... And P Jamie Ladnier is a .224 hitter... He grounds a 3-2 pitch to 2nd for the final out....

Top of the Sixth:

Franklin Felix leads off with a triple to left center. Dave Risinger flies out to deep right and Felix tags up, but slips and falls and has to return to 3rd... We are a bunch of clowns.... Shannon Kuchta grounds out to 3rd and Felix scores. 6 to 2, Rainiers.

Top of the Seventh:

Fernando Mexicano leads off with a 4 pitch walk. Don Neumann hits a home run to left!! 6 to 4, Rainiers.

Top of the Eighth:
Franklin Felix and Dave Risinger lead off with back to back grounders up the middle for hits. Shannon Kuchta lines a hit to center and Felix scores. 6 to 5, Rainiers. That does it for P Jamie Ladnier. New Pitcher: Jesse Borley (33-R), their closer with a 1.77 ERA. Glenn Snowden grounds into a 4-6-3 double play and Risinger goes to 3rd... Fernando Mexicano swings at the first pitch and lines a hit to right and Risinger scores! Tie Game: 6 to 6! Don Neumann flies out to center.

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

Bottom of the Ninth:
New Pitcher: David Fuentes (25-R), our leader in saves, but who was rocked very hard in his last appearance. 3-4-5 hitters up... Ronaldo Entrevinhas strikes out! Luis Hernandez hits a home run to left.... That not only ends the game, but gives him the Cycle... He got the double and triple reversed to count as a natural Cycle.

Lost - 7 to 6

Sweep....

We had 11 hits and made no errors
Seattle had 16 hits and made no errors

Dick Register went 4 innings, allowed 3 runs, 8 hits, no walks and struck out no one.
RHP Garry Ayers went 1 inning, allowed 3 runs, 5 hits and 1 walk (INT).
RHP Wade Ellis went 1 scoreless inning and allowed 1 hit.
RHP Jim Kokos went 2 scoreless innings, allowed 1 hit, 1 walk and struck out 2.
RHP David Fuentes (L 5-9) got 1 out and gave up 1 run, 1 hit, a home run and struck out 1.

Jim Ladnier went 7+ innings, gave us 6 runs, 10 hits, 1 home run, 2 walks and struck out 5.
RHP Jesse Borley (W 6-6 BS 5) went 2 scoreless innings and gave us 1 hit.

RF Franklin Felix had 2 hits with a triple and scored 2 runs. SS Dave Risinger had 2 hits and scored a run. 2B Shannon Kuchta had 2 hits, scored a run and had 2 RBI. 1B Glenn Snowden hit a double and had an RBI. 3B Fernando Mexicano had 2 hits and a walk, scored a run and had an RBI. LF Don Neumann hit his 10th home run of the season and had 2 RBI.

For Seattle, 1B Luis Hernandez, the ex-Beaver, hit for the Cycle, scored 3 runs and had 3 RBI. He now has 40 home runs on the season. The triple he hit was his 1st of the year. He is the 2nd player to hit for the Cycle against the Beavers this season. Tom Boyles (22-R) of Denver did it on May 27. It is the 3rd time that a home run has ended a Beaver loss. A home run has never ended a Beaver win. RF Chris Simpson had 3 hits with 2 doubles, scored 2 runs and had 2 RBI. CF Carlos Lopes, batting .160 coming into this game in 106 AB, went 3 for 3 with a walk and 2 RBI.

Around the League:
San Diego beat Los Angeles at home, 1 to 0. They won 3 of the 4 games in their series with the Angels and the two teams are now tied atop the PCL West with 3 games to play. The Padres will finish the season with 3 games at home against Hollywood, while the Angels have to go to play 3 in San Francisco.

Questdog 11-03-2019 11:14 AM

Friday, September 28, 2001

We are back home to play our final three games of the season against the Sacramento Solons. They ended their home schedule by losing two of three to Hollywood and have lost five of their last six, the same as us, though we have lost 5 in a row and they won their last game. We are 7-4 against them on the season and lost two games to them the last time they were in Portland. This will be an epic battle to decide who has the worst offense in the PCL. Right now we are both tied for last with 3.83 runs per game (610). Their OPS is 12 points higher than ours, but we have hit 35 more home runs (116 to 81). They are 4th in fewest runs allowed with 3.93 per game (625) (Portland is down to 9th with 4.40 (700)).

Sacramento Solons (77-82 .484 14 GB in 7th place in the PCL West) at
Portland Beavers (65-94 .409 26 GB in 8th (last) place in the PCL West)

SAC: Darrell Williams (24-R 10-8 3.39) Rookie vs. POR: Steve Muir (26-R 10-15 3.84)

Williams beat us the only time we faced him, giving us 1 run in 8 IP.

Muir has lost his last two starts, allowing 8 runs (6 earned) in 10.1 IP.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS)
SACRAMENTO
1: LF Eddie Dyer (26-L .246-520-2-39-.633) 16 2B 25 SB
2: 1B Dale Cave (28-R .287-477-2-37-.691) 29 BB
3: 3B Larry Pierce (29-L .313-585-13-71-.796)
4: 2B Jim Holberton (23-L .295-590-25-106-.841) All-Star 33 2B
5: RF Les Olds (29-R .232-513-7-49-.636) 14 2B 25 2B
6: CF Harvey Turner (23-L .258-415-8-45-.666) Rookie 12 2B 27 BB
7: SS Angel Arana (25-R .253-514-3-49-.659)
8: C Bill Ambrose (33-R .206-238-5-31-.587)
9: P Darrell Williams (24-R .245-49-0-2-.505) Rookie 6 SO

PORTLAND
1: CF Brian Mitchell (20-L .231-39-0-2-.481) Rookie
2: RF Gilberto Valdez (23-L .224-143-2-15-.593) Rookie
3: 2B Shannon Kuchta (23-R .277-573-15-71-.714) Rookie
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (24-R .317-567-34-110-.955) All-Star
5: 3B Fernando Mexicano (21-L .300-466-29-72-.928) Rookie Strained rib cage muscle
6: LF Don Neumann (31-S .227-343-10-40-.670)
7: SS Dave Risinger (25-R .243-375-3-33-.633)
8: C Jim Shippy (30-R .239-92-1-11-.594)
9: P Steve Muir (26-R .234-77-0-7-.513)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Multnomah County Stadium
Weather: Roof Closed
Attendance: 8,502

Top of the First:

Eddie Dyer works a full count walk... He steals 2nd. Dale Cave grounds out to 3rd and Dyer moves up a base. Larry Pierce lines a hit to center and Dyer scores. 1 to 0, Solons. Jim Holberton flies out to left. Les Olds strikes out.

Bottom of the First:
Brian Mitchell gets beaned. Gilberto Valdez pops out to 2nd. Shannon Kuchta bounces a 3-2 pitch to left center for a hit. We pull off a double steal! That was an essential stratagem! Actually, a useless risk as Glenn Snowden swings at a 3-2 pitch and hits a home run to left center!!! 3 to 1, Beavers! Fernando Mexicano lines out to center. Don Neumann jerks a home run down the right field line! 4 to 1, Beavers! Dave Risinger swings at a 3-2 pitch after the catcher already had it gloved....

Bottom of the Third:
Gilberto Valdez lines a hit to center. With 1 out, Glenn Snowden tries to ground into a 6-4-3 double play, but Angel Arana makes a bad throw to 2nd and they get no one out. With 2 outs, Don Neumann bloops a hit to left center and Valdez scores! 5 to 1, Beavers! That does it for P Darrell Williams. New Pitcher: Pat Hoskins (34-R) with an 0.00 ERA in 4.2 IP. Only 1 H, 0 BB and 3 SO. Dave Risinger grounds out to 3rd.

Top of the Seventh:
Angel Arana reaches on a 2 base throwing error by SS Dave Risinger. Bill Ambrose lines a hit to left. The Bullpen is up. PH Tom Gill (25-L), batting .314 with a HR in 35 AB, lines one to the right side. 1B Glenn Snowden makes a diving catch and then throws to 3rd to double off Arana! Eddie Dyer lines a hit to right. Dale Cave grounds out to the pitcher! But when he comes in to the dugout, P Steve Muir goes to see Trudy the Trainer...

Top of the Eighth:

New Pitcher: John Cox (28-L). With 1 out, Jim Holberton grounds a hit up the middle. Call to the Bullpen: Wade Ellis (25-R). Les Olds triples off the wall in left center and Holberton scores. 5 to 2, Beavers. Harvey Turner flies out to right and the runner holds. 2 down. Angel Arana grounds out to 3rd!

Won - 5 to 2

We had 8 hits and made 1 error
Sacramento had 8 hits and made 1 error

Steve Muir (W 11-15) went 7 innings, allowed 1 run, 5 hits, 2 walks, 1 HBP and struck out 2.
LHP John Cox faced 2 batters and got 1 out and allowed 1 run and 1 hit.
RHP Wade Ellis got 2 outs and allowed 1 very loud hit.
RHP Jeff Gleason (SV 8) pitched a scoreless 9th, allowed 1 hit and struck out 2.

Darrell Williams (L 10-9) went 2.2 innings, gave us 5 runs (4 earned), 5 hits, 2 home runs, no walks, 1 HBP and struck out 2.

2B Shannon Kuchta had 2 hits, stole a base and scored a run. 1B Glenn Snowden hit his 35th home run of the season and had 3 RBI. LF Don Neumann had 2 hits with his 11th home run and had 2 RBI. C Jim Shippy had 2 hits.

Trudy's report on Steve Muir was a mild abdominal strain that should bother him for a few days. Well, he'll have all winter to recover.

Around the League:
San Diego lost at home to Hollywood, 7 to 4, in 11 innings and Los Angeles won at San Francisco, 7 to 2. That gives the Angels a 1 game lead with 2 games to play.

In the PCL East, the Royals won and the Bees lost, so the Royals have a 2 game lead with 2 to play.

Questdog 11-03-2019 12:46 PM

Saturday, September 29, 2001

Sacramento Solons (77-83 .481 15 GB in 7th place in the PCL West) at
Portland Beavers (66-94 .412 26 GB in 8th (last) place in the PCL West)

SAC: Eddy Dominguez (31-R 7-13 4.15) vs. POR: Ricardo Gil (22-R 9-7 3.61) Rookie

We have not faced Dominguez this year. He has lost his last 5 decisions.

Gil has lost his last two starts, allowing 11 runs in 8.2 IP.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS)
SACRAMENTO
1: LF Eddie Dyer (26-L .246-524-2-39-.633)
2: CF Harvey Turner (23-L .256-418-8-45-.662) Rookie
3: 3B Larry Pierce (29-L .313-588-13-72-.797)
4: 2B Jim Holberton (23-L .296-594-25-106-.842) All-Star
5: RF Les Olds (29-R .232-517-7-50-.639)
6: C Mario Vasquez (25-L .291-261-3-37-.763)
7: 1B Boyd Wassink (27-R .299-234-3-22-.748) Rookie
8: SS Angel Arana (25-R .251-518-3-49-.655)
9: P Eddie Dominguez (31-R .093-54-0-3-.233)

PORTLAND
1: CF Brian Mitchell (20-L .214-42-0-2-.464) Rookie
2: RF Gilberto Valdez (23-L .224-147-2-15-.590) Rookie
3: 2B Shannon Kuchta (23-R .279-577-15-71-.716) Rookie
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (24-R .317-571-35-113-.957) All-Star
5: 3B Fernando Mexicano (21-L .298-470-29-72-.921) Rookie Strained rib cage muscle
6: LF Don Neumann (31-S .231-347-11-42-.682)
7: SS Dave Risinger (25-R .240-379-3-33-.627)
8: C Jim Shippy (30-R .253-95-1-11-.617)
9: P Ricardo Gil (22-L .044-45-0-2-.089) Rookie

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Multnomah County Stadium
Weather: Roof Closed
Attendance: 11,991

We will be the only team in Baseball that failed to draw a million fans this season.

Top of the First:
Eddie Dyer strikes out! Harvey Turner grounds out to short. Larry Pierce flies out to center! 1-2-3!

Bottom of the First:

Brian Mitchell grounds out to short. Gilberto Valdez doubles down the right field line. Shannon Kuchta grounds out to short. Glenn Snowden takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. Fernando Mexicano swings at a 3-2 pitch and strikes out...

Top of the Fourth:
With 1 out, Jim Holberton hits a home run to right center, 452 feet... 1 to 0, Solons.

Bottom of the Fourth:
Fernando Mexicano leads off with a home run to right center! His does not go as far as Holberton's, but it counts the same! Tie Game: 1 to 1.

Top of the Sixth:
Eddie Dyer leads off with a single. We get the Bullpen stirring. Harvey Turner bunts the runner up. Larry Pierce strikes out! 2 outs. We walk Jim Holberton intentionally, which for once makes sense to me. Les Olds pops one up to short, but Dave Risinger drops the ball and the bases are loaded. Mario Vasquez flares a hit down the left field line and 2 runs score.... 3 to 1, Solons. Boyd Wassink walks to load the bases back up... We stick with P Ricardo Gil, because I want to give him a chance to get 10 wins.... Angel Arana flies out to right.

Bottom of the Sixth:
With 1 out, Don Neumann triples to right. Dave Risinger beats out an infield hit and Neumann scores. 3 to 2, Solons. PH Kurt Cunning (30-R) grounds out to 2nd and Risinger goes to 2nd. 2 outs. 2B Jim Holberton made an awesome play on that ball. PH Melvin Rodarte (32-L) strikes out...

Bottom of the Eighth:
Don Neumann leads off with a hit and Dave Risinger bunts him to 2nd. PH Jack Hinckley (25-R) grounds a hit to left and Neumann scores! Tie Game: 3 to 3. PH Marcell Amici (31-R) is sent up. Yes, we are scraping the bottom of the barrel... Hinckley steals 2nd. Amici pops out to short. They walk Brian Mitchell intentionally to face Gilberto Valdez. That is interesting; they must think Mitchell is a pretty good hitter. Valdez walks unintentionally and the bases are loaded for Shannon Kuchta. They make a pitching change. New Pitcher: Ken Powell (30-R) with a 2.54 ERA, but 31 BB in 49.2 IP. Can Shannon be patient? Probably not... But maybe so!! He walks on 4 pitches to force in the go ahead run!!! 4 to 3, Beavers! Glenn Snowden swings at a 3-2 pitch and pops out to left...

Top of the Ninth:
New Pitcher: David Fuentes (25-R), our leader in saves, but who has two losses in his last two appearances. Jack Hinckley stays in to play center and Brian Mitchell moves to right. Marcell Amici stays in to catch. Angel Arana grounds out to the pitcher. PH Dennis Rayner (27-R), batting .269 with 4 HR in 350 AB, swings at the first pitch and flies out to right! Eddie Dyer strikes out and THIS Ball Game Belongs to the Beavers!

Won - 4 to 3

We had 11 hits and made 1 error
Sacramento had 6 hits and made 1 error

Ricardo Gil went 6 innings, allowed 3 runs (1 earned), 5 hits, 1 home run, 3 walks (1 INT) and struck out 4.
John Cox went 1.2 scoreless innings, allowed 1 hit, 1 walk (INT) and struck out 4. He threw a WP.
Jim Kokos (W 2-1) faced 1 batter and got him out.
RHP David Fuentes (SV 14) pitched a perfect 9th and struck out 1.

Eddy Dominguez (L 7-14) went 7.2 innings, gave us 4 runs, 11 hits, 1 home run, 3 walks (1 INT) and struck out 5. He threw a WP.

CF/RF Brian Mitchell had a hit and a walk (INT). RF Gilberto Valdez had 2 hits with a double and a walk. 2B Shannon Kuchta had a hit and a bases loaded walk to put us in the lead. 1B Glenn Snowden had a hit and a walk. 3B Fernando Mexicano hit his 30th home run of the season. LF Don Neumann had 2 hits with a triple and scored 2 runs. SS Dave Risinger had 2 hits, stole a base and had an RBI (and a BIG error). PH/CF Jack Hinckley had a hit in his only AB, stole a base, scored a run and had an RBI.

Around the League:
Both the Angels and the Padres lost, so Los Angeles enters the final day of the season with a 1 game lead in the PCL West.

In the PCL East, the Royals lost, but so did the Bees, so Kansas City clinches the division.

Questdog 11-03-2019 01:45 PM

Sunday, September 30, 2001

The final game of 2001.

Sacramento Solons (77-84 .478 15 GB in 7th place in the PCL West) at
Portland Beavers (67-94 .416 25 GB in 8th (last) place in the PCL West)

SAC: Juan Sanchez (26-R 15-15 3.24) vs. POR: Roger Lerer (27-L 0-1 6.23) Rookie

We are 4-0 against Sanchez and he has a 6.56 ERA against us. Let's hope the magic can continue for 1 more game. He has gone at least 8 innings and allowed exactly 1 run in each of his last 3 starts, but is only 1-0.

Lerer pitched his best game of the season last time out and got a no decision. Not that it was that great or that he has pitched many games this season....

We might try to sneak Bobby Johnson a win in relief if the opportunity arises.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS)
SACRAMENTO
1: RF Les Olds (29-R .233-520-7-50-.640)
2: CF Boyd Wassink (27-R .295-237-3-22-.742) Rookie
3: LF Dennis Rayner (27-R .268-351-4-40-.691)
4: 2B Jim Holberton (23-L .296-597-26-107-.847) All-Star
5: 3B Larry Pierce (29-L .313-592-13-72-.795)
6: SS Angel Arana (25-R .250-521-3-49-.652)
7: 1B Eddie Dyer (26-L .246-529-2-39-.631)
8: C Mario Vasquez (25-L .294-265-3-39-.766)
9: P Juan Sanchez (26-R .098-82-0-2-.252)

PORTLAND
1: CF Brian Mitchell (20-L .217-46-0-2-.483) Rookie
2: RF Gilberto Valdez (23-L .233-150-2-15-.615) Rookie
3: 2B Shannon Kuchta (23-R .279-581-15-72-.716) Rookie
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (24-R .317-575-35-113-.955) All-Star
5: 3B Fernando Mexicano (21-L .297-474-30-73-.923) Rookie Strained rib cage muscle
6: LF Don Neumann (31-S .234-351-11-42-.691)
7: SS Dave Risinger (25-R .243-382-3-34-.632)
8: C Craig Petitto (26-R .171-146-0-16-.485) Rookie
9: P Roger Lerer (27-L .000-8-0-0-.000)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Multnomah County Stadium
Weather: 59 F, Partly Cloudy, with a 10 MPH wind blowing in from right
Attendance: 11,478

Top of the First:

Les Olds flies out to center. Boyd Wassink takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. Dennis Rayner doubles down the right field line and Wassink scores and Rayner ends up on 3rd... 1 to 0, Solons. The Bullpen is up. Jim Holberton doubles to center and Rayner scores. 2 to 0, Solons. Larry Pierce takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. Call to the Bullpen: Wade Ellis (25-R). Angel Arana walks on 4 pitches.... Bases loaded with 1 out. Call to the Bullpen: John Cox (28-L). Eddie Dyer grounds into a force at 2nd, 6-4, and a run scores. 3 to 0, Solons. We do not turn a double play because 2B Shannon Kuchta was brutalized by Angel Arana. Kuchta has to leave the game... Melvin Rodarte goes in to play 2nd. Mario Vasquez grounds out to 2nd.

Bottom of the First:
Brian Mitchell grounds out to 2nd. Gilberto Valdez walks on 4 pitches. Melvin Rodarte flies out to right. Glenn Snowden pops out to right.

Bottom of the Fourth:
With 2 outs, Dave Risinger lines a single to left. Craig Petitto beats out an infield hit. PH Jim Shippy (30-R), yes, you read that right, PH Jim Shippy, lobs a hit to left and Risinger scores! 3 to 1, Solons. Brian Mitchell pops one to shallow center, but SS Angel Arana cannot hang on to the ball for an error and the bases are loaded. Gilberto Valdez swings at a 3-2 pitch and beats out an infield hit and Petitto scores! 3 to 2, Solons. Melvin Rodarte strikes out... Shannon Kuchta would have cleared the bases with a double...

Top of the Seventh:
New Pitcher: David Fuentes (25-R). With 2 outs, Les Olds doubles to center. Brad Wassink grounds a hit up the middle and Olds scores. 4 to 2, Solons.

Lost - 4 to 2

We had 8 hits and made 1 error
Sacramento had 6 hits and made 2 errors

We used a team record 8 pitchers.

We also outscored the Solons, 11 to 9, in the series, so we do NOT end up with the fewest runs in the PCL!

Roger Lerer (L 0-2) got 1 out, allowed 3 runs, 2 hits, 2 walks and no strike outs.
RHP Wade Ellis faced 1 batter and walked him.
LHP John Cox faced 2 batters and got them both out.
RHP Jim Kokos went 2 scoreless innings, allowed 1 hit, 1 walk and struck out 3.
RHP Garry Ayers went 1 scoreless inning and struck out 2.
RHP Bobby Johnson went 2 scoreless innings, allowed 1 hit and struck out 1.
RHP David Fuentes went 2 innings, allowed 1 run, 2 hits and 1 walk.
RHP Jeff Gleason went 1 perfect inning.

Juan Sanchez (W 16-15) went 8 innings, gave us 2 runs (1 earned), 8 hits, 2 walks and struck out 4.
RHP Duane Rokita (SV 41) pitched a scoreless 9th with 1 strikeout. He threw a WP.

RF Gilberto Valdez had a hit and 2 walks and an RBI. 1B Glenn Snowden hit a double. SS Dave Risinger had 2 hits and scored a run. PH Jim Shippy had a hit and an RBI.

Trudy's report on Shannon Kuchta is a herniated disc in his neck that will take about 6 weeks to heal up.

Around the League:
Both Los Angeles and San Diego lost, so the Angels win the PCL West by 1 game with a 12-16 record in September and a 36-38 record after the All-Star break.

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October 1, 2001

Monday Morning Report

NL Player of the Week - Clyde Lawrence, CF, Pittsburgh (30-L .290/.342/.453) Had 13 hits with 4 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR, 2 BB, 3 SO, 1 SB, 0 CS, 10 R and 8 RBI in 7 G (3rd PoW this season and 2nd in the past 3 weeks. PoM seems likely)
PCL Player of the Week - Larry Murphy, 3B, Minnesota (21-R .301/.420/.406) Had 13 hits with 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 7 BB, 3 SO, 0 SB, 2 CS, 4 R and 6 RBI in 7 G

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

Editor's Note: The game, for some reason did not pick a Player of the Week for the final week of the season, so I had to pick these myself.

September 24 - CF Marco Manga (22-L) of Minnesota went 5 for 5 with 2 doubles and scored 2 runs at home versus Denver. The Twins won, 9 to 8.
September 24 - Tommy Harrison (22-R) of Dallas pitched a 4 hit shutout at Milwaukee. He walked 2 and struck out 3. It is his 2nd shutout of the season. He is now 10-5 with a 3.30 ERA in 14 starts (37 G). The Eagles won, 8 to 0. C Larry McNeil (26-R) had 3 of the 4 hits for the Brewers.
September 24 - Chuck Snethen (26-R) of Philadelphia pitched a 5 hit shutout at home versus Boston. He walked 2 and struck out 5. It is his 2nd shutout of the season. He is now 9-15 with a 4.64 ERA in 31 starts. The Phillies won, 6 to 0.
September 24 - Montreal won, 4 to 3, in 11 innings at Washington to extend their winning streak to 10 games.
September 25 - RF Jose Iniguez (36-R) of Montreal had 5 hits with 2 doubles and a home run and scored 2 runs at Washington. The Expos won, 11 to 3.
September 26 - C Dennis Allen (26-R) of Dallas had 2 hits with a home run and a walk and 2 RBI at Milwaukee to extend his hitting streak to 20 games. The Eagles won, 3 to 2.
September 26 - Montreal lost, 4 to 3, at Washington, ending their winning streak at 11 games.
September 26 - LF Michael Guerrero (30-L) hit a double in the first inning and had an RBI at home versus Atlanta to extend his hitting streak to a 21st century best 29 games. It was the only hit he had on the day. The Tigers won, 7 to 6, in 12 innings, but the Crackers clinched the NL West anyway with a loss by Miami.
September 27 - Jim Roland (31-R) of Salt Lake City pitched a 5 hit shutout at home versus Houston. He walked 1 and struck out 7. It is his 2nd shutout of the season. He is 14-16 with a 3.98 ERA in 35 starts. The Bees won, 3 to 0, and they only had 4 hits themselves, but 1 was a 3 run home run by SS Ernie Brush (33-S).
September 27 - Jim Floyd (30-R) of Washington pitched a 4 hit shutout at home versus Montreal. He walked 2, hit a batter and struck out 6. It is his 2nd shutout of the season. He is now 8-10 with a 4.45 ERA in 21 starts. The Nationals won, 2 to 0.
September 27 - LF Jose Torres (34-R) of Miami hit a triple and a home run, scored 2 run and had 5 RBI at home versus Chicago. The Marlins won, 9 to 6.
September 28 - Bob Jetton (28-R) of Denver pitched a 5 hit shutout at Salt Lake City. He walked 3 and struck out 1. It was his 1st start of the season after 50 games in relief. The Bears won, 3 to 0.
September 28 - Jim Nicoson (23-L) of New York pitched a 2 hit shutout at home versus Montreal. He walked 1 and struck out 11. At bat, he had a hit. It is his 2nd shutout of the season. He is now 3-5 with a 2.61 ERA in 8 starts (21 G). The Giants won, 3 to 0.
September 29 - C Orlando Selva (31-R) of Boston hit 2 home runs, drew a walk and had 5 RBI at Toronto. The Braves won, 9 to 7.
September 30 - CF Clyde Lawrence (30-L) of Pittsburgh had 4 hits with 2 doubles and a home run, scored 3 runs and had 4 RBI at home versus Chicago. The Pirates won, 11 to 8, in 10 innings.
September 30 - Noe Camacho (27-R) of Cincinnati pitched a 2 hit shutout at St. Louis. He walked 3 and struck out 4. At bat, he scored a run. He is now 11-15 with a 3.68 ERA in 36 starts. The Reds won, 2 to 0, and only had 5 hits themselves.


Questdog 11-03-2019 01:51 PM

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Monthly Awards for September, 2001
NL Player of the Month: Michael Guerrero, lf, Detroit (30-L) .388/.420/.620 121 AB, 7 2B, 0 3B, 7 HR, 8 BB, 17 SO, 1 SB, 0 CS, 21 R, 34 RBI in 28 G (2nd PoM this season - June)
NL Pitcher of the Month: Jerry Cunningham, lhp, Atlanta (31-L) 4-0 1.76 ERA 6 GS, 51 IP, 38 H, 3 HR, 16 BB, 26 SO
NL Rookie of the Month: Lloyd Sweeney, rhp, Boston (22-R) 4-0 2.29 ERA 5 GS 35.1 IP 27 H 1 HR 10 BB 9 SO

PCL Player of the Month: Phil Brown, lf, Minnesota (27-R) .333/.429/.627 102 AB, 6 2b, 0 3b, 8 HR, 16 BB, 8 SO, 7 SB, 1 CS, 28 R, 25 RBI in 25 G (24 GS) (2nd PoM this season - April)
PCL Pitcher of the Month: Bill Wertz, rhp, Salt Lake City (30-R) 5-0 1.60 ERA 6 GS, 50.2 IP, 36 H, 2 HR, 8 BB, 37 SO (2nd PoM this season - July)
PCL Rookie of the Month: Al Johnson, rhp, Kansas City (21-R) 5-1 1.27 ERA 6 GS, 49.2 IP, 39 H, 0 HR, 4 BB, 26 SO (4th straight RoM)

Monthly Awards for August, 2001

NL Player of the Month: Dave Pass, lf, Montreal (27-L) .333/.448/.608 102 AB, 4 2B, 0 3B, 8 HR, 20 BB, 16 SO, 4 SB, 2 CS, 23 R, 27 RBI in 28 G (27 GS)
NL Pitcher of the Month: Jerry Sullivan, lhp, Washington (27-L) 5-1 2.65 ERA 7 GS, 51 IP, 39 H, 2 HR, 9 BB, 33 SO
NL Rookie of the Month: Lou Anderson, rhp, Miami (23-R) 4-2 1.76 ERA 7 GS 56.1 IP 48 H 2 HR 15 BB 36 SO

PCL Player of the Month: Javy Puente, lf, Oakland (30-S) .389/.432/.796 108 AB, 3 2b, 1 3b, 13 HR, 9 BB, 6 SO, 5 SB, 1 CS, 22 R, 32 RBI in 27 G (26 GS)
PCL Pitcher of the Month: Hal Kestler, rhp, Dallas (24-R) 5-1 1.52 ERA 6 GS, 53.1 IP, 36 H, 2 HR, 11 BB, 33 SO
PCL Rookie of the Month: Al Johnson, rhp, Kansas City (21-R) 4-1 1.16 ERA 6 GS, 46.2 IP, 28 H, 2 HR, 6 BB, 23 SO (3rd straight RoM)

Monthly Awards for July, 2001

NL Player of the Month: Johnny Leger, ss, Washington (26-R) .372/.417/.617 94 AB, 6 2B, 1 3B, 5 HR, 8 BB, 11 SO, 0 SB, 0 CS, 17 R, 20 RBI in 26 G
NL Pitcher of the Month: Julian Navarro, rhp, Chicago (26-R) 5-1 1.14 ERA 6 GS, 47.1 IP, 32 H, 0 HR, 15 BB, 33 SO
NL Rookie of the Month: Dan Wilcox, rhp, Atlanta (24-R) 4-2 2.74 ERA 6 GS 46 IP 34 H 4 HR 9 BB 33 SO (3rd straight RoM)

PCL Player of the Month: Dave Bafaro, cf, San Diego (27-L) .434/.451/.660 106 AB, 9 2b, 3 3b, 3 HR, 5 BB, 4 SO, 9 SB, 2 CS, 17 R, 24 RBI in 26 G
PCL Pitcher of the Month: Bill Wertz, rhp, Salt Lake City (30-R) 5-0 1.24 ERA 5 GS, 43.2 IP, 25 H, 2 HR, 14 BB, 24 SO
PCL Rookie of the Month: Al Johnson, rhp, Kansas City (21-R) 5-1 1.52 ERA 6 GS, 47.1 IP, 41 H, 2 HR, 5 BB, 33 SO (2nd straight RoM)

Monthly Awards for June, 2001

NL Player of the Month: Michael Guerrero, lf, Detroit (30-L) .371/.432/.686 105 AB, 4 2B, 1 3B, 9 HR, 12 BB, 6 SO, 0 SB, 0 CS, 20 R, 25 RBI in 26 G
NL Pitcher of the Month: Billy Fritts, lhp, New York (27-L) 5-1 1.12 ERA 6 GS, 48.1 IP, 32 H, 1 HR, 8 BB, 42 SO (2nd PoM this year)
NL Rookie of the Month: Dan Wilcox, rhp, Atlanta (24-R) 3-1 2.15 ERA 6 GS 46 IP 30 H 3 HR 5 BB 33 SO (2nd straight RoM)

PCL Player of the Month: Gregg Hobbs, ss, Milwaukee (27-R) .355/.415/.710 107 AB, 5 2b, 0 3b, 11 HR, 12 BB, 13 SO, 9 SB, 0 CS, 22 R, 36 RBI in 26 G
PCL Pitcher of the Month: Al Johnson, rhp, Kansas City (20-R) 5-0 1.23 ERA 6 GS, 51.1 IP, 44 H, 2 HR, 3 BB, 18 SO
PCL Rookie of the Month: Al Johnson, rhp, Kansas City (20-R) 7 ft. tall.

Monthly Awards for May, 2001
NL Player of the Month: Hilton Delaney, 1b, New York (39-R) .380/.432/.704 108 AB, 2 2B, 0 3B, 11 HR, 8 BB, 18 SO, 1 SB, 0 CS, 18 R, 28 RBI in 28 G
NL Pitcher of the Month: Kevin Houde, rhp, Detroit (27-R) 5-0 1.02 ERA 6 GS, 44.1 IP, 32 H, 2 HR, 4 BB, 43 SO
NL Rookie of the Month: Dan Wilcox, rhp, Atlanta (24-R) 5-1 2.25 ERA 6 GS 48 IP 36 H 3 HR 13 BB 43 SO

PCL Player of the Month: Ronaldo Entrevinhas, 3b, Seattle (29-R) .400/.462/.704 115 AB, 9 2b, 1 3b, 8 HR, 14 BB, 16 SO, 6 SB, 0 CS, 27 R, 34 RBI in 28 G (27 GS)
PCL Pitcher of the Month: Duane Rokita, rhp, Sacramento (27-R) 4-0 1.23 ERA 6 SV, 14 G, 14.2 IP, 5 H, 0 HR, 6 BB, 15 SO
PCL Rookie of the Month: Dan McKee, cf, Seattle (23-R) .377/.454/.439 114 AB, 3 2B, 2 3B, 0 HR, 15 BB, 14 SO, 6 SB, 1 CS, 20 R, 9 RBI in 28 G (27 GS)

Monthly Awards for April, 2001
NL Player of the Month: Don Long, lf/1b, Miami (29-R) .392/.483/.539 102 AB, 8 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 18 BB, 9 SO, 10 SB, 6 CS, 21 R, 12 RBI in 25 G
NL Pitcher of the Month: Billy Fritts, lhp, New York (26-L) 5-1 3.02 ERA 6 GS, 47.2 IP, 44 H, 2 HR, 10 BB, 45 SO
NL Rookie of the Month: Willie Jankowski, rhp, Detroit (24-R) 3-1 2.86 ERA 6 GS 44 IP 42 H 3 HR 11 BB 27 SO

PCL Player of the Month: Phil Brown, lf, Minnesota (27-R) .400/.451/.690 100 AB, 2 2b, 3 3b, 7 HR, 10 BB, 5 SO, 7 SB, 1 CS, 24 R, 19 RBI in 24 G
PCL Pitcher of the Month: John Riley, rhp, Portland (25-R) 3-1 1.52 ERA 6 GS, 47.1 IP, 36 H, 2 HR, 13 BB, 30 SO
PCL Rookie of the Month: Bobby Johnson, rhp, Portland (22-R) 2-2 1.66 ERA 5 GS 38 IP 30 H 0 HR 8 BB 24 SO


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Tuesday, October 2, 2001

Pacific Coast League Championship Series

Game 1
Los Angeles Angels (92-70 .568 Champions of the PCL West) at
Kansas City Royals (95-67 .586 Champions of the PCL East)

All-Stars

LOS ANGELES
SP Bud Fields (25-R 12-5 2.42) Injured
SP Sam Henderson (27-R 16-10 2.53)
RP Hal Ockey (26-R 6-9 1.23 41 SV)
C Charlie Allen (30-S .260-512-18-75-.773)

The Angels have 2 SP and their starting SS on the DL

KANSAS CITY
SP Al Johnson (21-R 22-8 2.00) Rookie
RP Danny Mathies (28-R 6-12 1.84 35 SV)

The Royals have no one on the DL

LA: Mike Bennett (30-R 8-2 2.55) vs. KC: Graham Pethel (24-R 12-7 2.85)

The Royals won, 6 to 5

The Royals scored 4 times in the bottom of the 6th, capped by a 2 run, 2 out double by SS Dennis Sabin (29-R).

W - RP Ruben Misquez (33-R) (1-0)
SV - RP Danny Mathies (28-R) (1)

L - SP Mike Bennett (30-L) (0-1)

KC - C Joel Brobston (29-R) went 2 for 3 with a HR and 2 RBI. SS Dennis Sabin (29-R) went 2 for 5 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI.

LA - 3B Dale Schafer (28-R) went 1 for 4 with a 2 run HR.

Questdog 11-03-2019 03:36 PM

Wednesday, October 3, 2001

National League Championship Series


Game 1
Atlanta Crackers (91-71 .562 Champions of the NL West) at
New York Giants (95-67 .586 Champions of the NL East)

All-Stars
ATLANTA
SP Dan Wilcox (24-R 16-8 2.67) Rookie
RP John Willingham (26-R 5-2 1.67 4 SV)
RF George Strange (27-L .315-622-13-73-.802)

The Crackers have 3 SP on the DL

NEW YORK
SP Billy Fritts (27-L 20-6 2.33)
1B Hilton Delaney (40-R .305-377-28-85-.925) Injured

The Giants have 2 SP and 1B Hilton Delaney on the DL

ATL: Dan Wilcox (24-R 16-8 2.67) Rookie All-Star vs. NY: Billy Fritts (27-L 20-6 2.33) All-Star

The Giants won, 5 to 0

SP Billy Fritts (27-L) went 7.2 shutout innings, allowed 2 hits, 2 walks and truck out 7. He left the game with a tender shoulder

WP - SP Billy Fritts (27-L) (1-0)

LP - SP Dan Wilcox (24-R) (0-1)


Pacific Coast League Championship Series

Game 2
Los Angeles Angels (0-1 .Champions of the PCL West) at
Kansas City Royals (1-0 Champions of the PCL East)

LA: John Guss (30-R 5-9 3.55) vs. KC: Al Johnson (21-R 22-8 2.00) Rookie All-Star

The Royals won, 2 to 1

A 2 out triple in the bottom of the 9th by LF Ken Manning (22-R) off All-Star Closer Hal Ockey (26-R) ended the game.

W - RP Danny Mathies (28-R) (1-0)

L - RP Hal Ockey (26-R) (0-1)

KC - CF Larry Laramie (27-L) went 1 for 3 with a HR

LA - RF Bruce Lundvall (35-L) went 2 for 3 with a HR and a BB.

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Thursday, October 4, 2001

National League Championship Series

Game 2
Atlanta Crackers (0-1 Champions of the NL West) at
New York Giants (1-0 Champions of the NL East)

ATL: Jerry Cunningham (31-L 10-8 2.75) vs. NY: Bobby Brown (28-R 20-8 2.77)

The Crackers won, 5 to 1

Atlanta scored 4 times in the top of the 9th to break a 1-1 tie. Their first 5 batters of the inning reached base.

WP - RP Jimmy Taylor (28-R) (1-0)

LP - RP Wes Lightner (30-R) (0-1)

ATL: The Crackers only had 6 hits with no one getting more than one.

NY: C Ed Przybylski (30-R) went 2 for 4 with a double and a triple and had an RBI. LF Enrique Ramos (22-L) went 3 for 4

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Friday, October 5, 2001

Pacific Coast League Championship Series


Game 3
Kansas City Royals (2-0 Champions of the PCL East) at
Los Angeles Angels (0-2 Champions of the NL East)

KC: Dave Kushion (29-L 6-3 2.57) vs. LA: Sam Henderson (27-R 16-10 2.53) All-Star

The Angels won, 8 to 0

All-Star SP Sam Henderson pitched a 6 hit shutout and the Angels scored 7 runs in the 4th inning.

WP - SP Sam Henderson (27-R) (1-0)

LP - SP Dave Kushion (29-L) (0-1)

LA: 2B Britt Snyder (26-R) went 2 for 4, scored a run and had 2 RBI.

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Saturday, October 6, 2001

National League Championship Series
Game 3
New York Giants (1-1 Champions of the NL East) at
Atlanta Crackers (1-1 Champions of the NL West)

NY: Dennis Rack (27-R 8-9 3.62) vs. ATL: Danny Morales (37-L 9-15 4.30)

The Giants won, 7 to 0

SP Dennis Rack pitched 7.2 shutout innings and hit a home run.

WP - SP Dennis Rack (27-R) (1-0)

LP - SP Danny Morales (37-L) (0-1)

NY: 1B Mark Stone (33-S) went 2 for 4 with a double and a walk, scored a run and had 2 RBI. C Ed Przybylski (30-R) went 2 for 4 with a double, scored a run and had an RBI.

ATL: SS Roberto Blanco (24-S) pulled a hamstring, but is expected to play.

Pacific Coast League Championship Series

Game 4
Kansas City Royals (2-1 Champions of the PCL East) at
Los Angeles Angels (1-2 Champions of the NL East)

KC: Reggie Tieken (25-R 13-12 3.64) Rookie vs. LA: Rich Carlsen (31-R 5-12 3.92)

The Angels won, 3 to 1

3 walks and then a 2 run single by All-Star C Charlie Allen broke a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the 7th.

WP - SP Rich Carlsen (31-R) (1-0)
SV - RP Hal Ockey (26-R) (1)

LP - SP Reggie Tieken (25-R) (0-1) CG

LA: C Charlie Allen (30-S) went 2 for 4 with a double and 3 RBI.

KC: 3B Chong-chin Kym (33-R) went 2 for 4 with a double.

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Sunday, October 7, 2001

National League Championship Series

Game 4
New York Giants (2-1 Champions of the NL East) at
Atlanta Crackers (1-2 Champions of the NL West)

NY: Jim Nicoson (23-L 3-5 2.61) Rookie vs. ATL: Larry Kinch (26-L 15-10 3.62)

The Crackers won, 4 to 3

Atlanta scored 4 runs in the bottom of the 8th, highlighted by a 2 run double by CF Cliff Reynolds (35-L).

WP - SP Tom McCoy (25-R) (1-0)
SV - Jimmy Taylor (28-R) (1)

LP - SP Jim Nicoson (23-L) (0-1) Rookie

ATL: C Johnny Scott (30-R) went 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI.

NY: SS Tony Ackerley (25-R) went 1 for 3 with a 2 run HR. C Ed Przybylski (30-R) went 2 for 2 with a walk and scored a run.

Pacific Coast League Championship Series
Game 5
Kansas City Royals (2-2 Champions of the PCL East) at
Los Angeles Angels (2-2 Champions of the NL East)

KC: Graham Pethel (24-R 12-7 2.85) vs. LA: Mike Bennett (30-L 8-2 2.55)

The Royals won this pitching matchup in Game 1 in KC, 6 to 5.

The Angels won, 3 to 0

SP Mike Bennett (30-L) pitched 7 shutout innings.

WP - SP Mike Bennett (30-L) (1-1)
SV - RP Dave Reeder (25-R) (1) Rookie

LP - SP Graham Pethel (24-R) (0-1)

LA: 1B Oscar Trejo (28-R) went 3 for 3 with a HR and scored all 3 Angel runs. 3B Dale Schafer (28-R) went 2 for 3 and had 2 RBI.

Questdog 11-03-2019 04:45 PM

Monday, October 8, 2001

National League Championship Series
Game 5

New York Giants (2-2 Champions of the NL East) at
Atlanta Crackers (2-2 Champions of the NL West)

NY: Billy Fritts (27-L 20-6 2.33) All-Star vs. ATL: Dan Wilcox (24-R 16-8 2.67) Rookie All-Star

Fritts is pitching with a tender shoulder.

The Giants won, 3 to 1

New York scored 3 runs in the top of the 8th. The Crackers scores a run the 1st, but then could not score again.

WP - SP Izzy Rodarte (34-R) (1-0)
SV - Wes Lightner (30-R) (1)

LP - SP Dan Wilcox (24-R) (0-2) Rookie

NY: Rookie 3B/SS John Sasko (25-R) went 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI.

ATL: LF Steve Fisher (26-R) went 2 for 4 with a triple and scored a run. CF Cliff Reynolds (35-L) went 2 for 4 with a double and had an RBI.

Questdog 11-03-2019 05:00 PM

Tuesday, October 9, 2001

Pacific Coast League Championship Series
Game 6

Los Angeles Angels (3-2 Champions of the PCL West) at
Kansas City Royals (2-3 Champions of the PCL East)

LA: John Guss (30-R 5-9 3.55) vs. KC: Al Johnson (21-R 22-8 2.00) Rookie All-Star

The Royals won this pitching matchup in Game 2, 2 to 1.

The Angels won, 4 to 2

Los Angeles wins the series, 4-2.

Los Angeles was shut out for 7 innings by rookie Al Johnson (21-R), but then scored 4 times in the 8th capped by a 2 run error by Royal CF Larry Laramie (27-L).

WP - SP John Guss (30-R) (1-0)
SV - Hal Ockey (26-R) (2)

LP - SP Al Johnson (21-R) (0-1) Rookie

LA: 2B Britt Snyder (26-R) went 2 for 5, scored a run and had an RBI.

KC: LF Ken Manning (22-R) went 3 for 4 and had an RBI.

1B Oscar Trejo (28-R) of Los Angeles was named the series MVP. He went 9 for 23 (.391) with a HR and 2 RBI.

Questdog 11-03-2019 05:07 PM

Wednesday, October 10, 2001

National League Championship Series
Game 6

Atlanta Crackers (2-3 Champions of the NL West) at
New York Giants (3-2 Champions of the NL East)

ATL: Jerry Cunningham (31-L 10-8 2.75) vs. NY: Bobby Brown (28-R 20-8 2.77)

The Crackers won this pitching matchup in Game 2, 5 to 1.

The Giants won, 7 to 6

New York wins the series, 4-2.

Atlanta scored all 6 of their runs in the first two innings. Rookie RP John Yakubov (25-R), who only pitched 10.1 innings in the regular season, went 5 scoreless innings in relief. The Giants were down still, 6 to 4, going into the bottom of the 9th. But a walk and 5 singles off Cracker closer Jimmy Taylor (28-R). 1B Mark Stone (33-S) ended the game with the 3rd straight 2 out single by the Giants.

WP - RP Juan Romero (26-R) (1-0)

LP - RP Jimmy Taylor (28-R) (1-1) (BS 1)

NY: Rookie LF Enrique Ramos (22-L) went 2 for 6 with a home runs and 4 RBI. 1B Mark Stone (33-S) went 2 for 5 with a home run and 2 RBI, including the game ender. Rookie SS/3B/CF Ed Hardy (26-R), who did not start the game, went 2 for 2 with 2 walks and scored 2 runs.

ATL: C Johnny Scott (30-R) went 2 for 4 with a home run and 3 RBI.

Rookie LF Enrique Ramos (22-L) of New York was named the series MVP. He went 6 for 25 (.240) with 2 HR and 8 RBI.

Questdog 11-03-2019 05:15 PM

Friday, October 12, 2001

World Series
Game 1

Los Angeles Angels (92-70 .568 Champions of the PCL) at
New York Giants (95-67 .586 Champions of the NL)

LA: Sam Henderson (27-R 16-10 2.53) All-Star vs. NY: Dennis Rack (27-R 8-9 3.62)

The Giants won, 2 to 0

SP Dennis Rack (27-R) pitched a 5 hit shutout. He walked 5 and struck out 10.

WP - SP Dennis Rack (27-R) (1-0)

LP - SP Sam Henderson (27-R) (0-1)

The Giants also only had 5 hits, but 3 of them came in the 2nd inning when they scored both of their runs.

Questdog 11-03-2019 05:25 PM

Saturday, October 13, 2001

World Series
Game 2

Los Angeles Angels (0-1 Champions of the PCL) at
New York Giants (1-0 Champions of the NL)

LA: Mike Bennett (30-L 8-2 2.55) vs. NY: Billy Fritts (27-L 20-6 2.33)

Fritts' shoulder has been pronounced pain free.

The Giants won, 7 to 1

SP Billy Fritts (27-L) allowed 4 hits in 8.2 IP and the Giants scored 4 times in the 6th.

WP - SP Billy Fritts (27-L) (1-0)

LP - SP Mike Bennett (30-L) (0-1)

NY: RF Duane Bailey (26-R) went 3 for 4 with a double, scored 2 runs and had an RBI. 1B Mark Stone (33-S) went 2 for 4 with a home run and scored 2 runs. SS Tony Ackerley (26-R) went 2 for 4 with 2 double, scored a run and had an RBI.

LA: Rookie LF Fernando Vargas (25-L) went 2 for 3 with a walk.

Questdog 11-03-2019 05:35 PM

Monday, October 15, 2001

World Series
Game 3

New York Giants (2-0 Champions of the NL) at
Los Angeles Angels (0-2 Champions of the PCL)

NY: Bobby Brown (28-R 20-8 2.77) vs. LA: John Guss (30-R 5-9 3.55)

The Giants won, 6 to 3

The Giants score 5 times in the 6th inning.

WP - SP Bobby Brown (28-R) (1-0)
SV - RP Wes Lightner (30-R) (1)

LP - SP John Guss (30-R) (0-1)

NY: C Ed Przybylski (30-R) went 3 for 5 with a HR. Rookie LF Enrique Ramos (22-L) went 2 for 3 with 2 2B and 2 BB and scored 2 runs. SP Bobby Brown (28-R) went 2 for 2.

LA: 1B Oscar Trejo (28-R) went 1 for 4 with a HR. Rookie CF Rodolfo Rosado (24-R) went 3 for 4. Rookie LF Fernando Vargas (25-L) pulled a muscle and will miss the rest of the series.

Questdog 11-03-2019 05:53 PM

Tuesday, October 16, 2001

World Series
Game 4

New York Giants (3-0 Champions of the NL) at
Los Angeles Angels (0-3 Champions of the PCL)

NY: Jim Nicoson (23-L 3-5 2.61) Rookie vs. LA: Rich Carlsen (31-R 5-12 3.92)

The Giants won, 7 to 5

New York wins the series, 4 to 0

Rookie SP Jim Nicoson (23-L) went 7 innings, allowed 2 runs, 5 hits, 3 walks and struck out 7.

WP - SP Jim Nicoson (23-L) (1-0)
SV - RP Wes Lightner (30-R) (2)

LP - SP Rich Carlsen (31-R) (0-1)

NY: 1B Mark Stone (33-S) went 2 for 5 with a HR and 2 RBI. Rookie 3B John Sasko (25-R) went 2 for 5 with a 2B and 2 RBI. Rookie SP Jim Nicoson (23-L) went 2 for 3 and scored a run.

LA: RF Bruce Lundvall (35-L) went 3 for 4 with a 2B and a BB, scored 2 runs and had an RBI. 3B Jorge Prado (30-R) went 2 for 4 with a 2B, scored a run and had an RBI.

P Dennis Rack (27-R) of New York was named the series MVP. He pitched a 5 hit shutout in his only start.

Questdog 11-03-2019 09:35 PM

Friday, October 26, 2001

The Gold Gloves were announced today:

National League
P Billy Wright, Baltimore (26-L)
C Ken Chadwick, Brooklyn (27-R)
1B Alex Urias, Boston (36-L)
2B Danny Paul, New York (29-R)
3B John Sasko, New York (25-R) Rookie
SS Roberto Blanco, Atlanta (24-S)
LF Enrique Ramos, New York (22-L) Rookie
CF Jim Sanders, Brooklyn (24-R)
RF George Strange, Atlanta (27-L)

Pacific Coast League

P Steve Muir, Portland (26-R)
C Dennis Allen, Dallas (26-R)
1B Glenn Snowden, Portland (24-R)
2B Jim Holberton, Sacramento (23-L)
3B Rick Potter, San Diego (29-R)
SS Del Hall, San Diego (30-S)
LF Fernando Martinez, Milwaukee (26-L)
CF Dave Bafaro, San Diego (27-L)
RF Clay Laurence, San Francisco (22-R)

Questdog 11-03-2019 09:44 PM

Saturday, October 27, 2001

The Fireman Trophy's were announced today.

National League

Rod Walker, Cleveland (23-R) 3-4 1.19 ERA 34 SV (Votes: 20-129)

Others receiving votes:
Don Moore, Washington (28-R) 5-3 1.75 ERA 26 SV (12-110)
Ramon Andrade, Miami (27-R) 9-9 1.58 ERA 34 SV (0-46)
John Bullock, Chicago (30-R) 4-5 2.20 ERA 42 SV (0-3)

Pacific Coast League
Hal Ockey, Los Angeles (26-R) 6-9 1.23 ERA 41 SV (32-160)

Others receiving votes:
Danny Mathies, Kansas City (28-R) 6-12 1.84 ERA 35 SV (0-84)
Jesse Borley, Seattle (33-R) 6-7 1.94 ERA 34 SV (0-32)
Duane Rokita, Seattle (27-R) 4-5 1.97 ERA 41 SV (0-9)
Dawson Winslow, Dallas (25-L) 8-5 1.92 ERA 34 SV (0-3)

Questdog 11-03-2019 10:00 PM

Sunday, October 28, 2001

The Silver Slugger teams were announced today.

National League
(Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS)
P Jerry Landry, Boston (27-R .307-75-1-9-.667)
C Gene Snyder, Philadelphia (33-R .242-487-15-67-.706)
1B Alex Urias, Boston (36-L .312-538-27-87-.916) Gold Glove
2B Xuan-ling Pei, Miami (26-L .295-596-13-85-.842 27 SB) 111 R 127 BB
3B Steve Potters, Chicago (23-S .280-617-31-97-.792)
SS Fernando Medina, Toronto (30-S .292-459-17-80-.817)
LF Steve Ward, Toronto (32-R .294-603-38-100-.921) 118 R 40 2B
CF Buddy Jacobson, Philadelphia (24-L .312-642-13-64-.810 37 SB) 119 R
RF Alex Paduani, Cincinnati (30-L .325-618-13-103-.834 31 SB)

Pacific Coast League
P Bill Foley, Seattle (26-L .351-74-1-12-.796)
C Dennis Allen, Dallas (26-R .280-554-24-96-.792) Gold Glove
1B Luis Hernandez, Seattle (32-R .298-617-41-132-.926) 98 R 40 2B
2B Bill Webber, San Francisco (24-S .327-652-21-97-.873) 104 R 36 2B 9 3B
3B Jim Jaeger, San Antonio (34-R .334-595-31-109-.960)
SS Greg Hobbs, Milwaukee (27-R .305-640-46-148-.938 25 SB) 107 R
LF Javy Puente, Oakland (30-S .322-630-41-131-.964) 102 R
CF Dave Bafaro, San Diego (27-L .358-650-11-98-.904 50 SB) 99 R 38 2B 14 3B
RF Clay Laurence, San Francisco (22-R .341-656-26-107-.951 32 SB) 109 R 46 2B 13 3B

Questdog 11-03-2019 10:14 PM

Monday, October 29, 2001

The Rookie of the Year awards were announced today.

National League
LF Enrique Ramos, New York (22-L .295-583-22-88-.844) (Voting: 29-154)

Others receiving votes:
SP Dan Wilcox, Atlanta (24-R 16-10 2.67 ERA 29 GS 212.2 IP 165 H 17 HR 48 BB 161 SO) (3-85)
SP George Mitchell, Brooklyn (21-L 13-11 2.65 ERA 32 GS 210.2 IP 182 H 8 HR 61 BB 154 SO) (0-19)
3B Cecil Leithner, Cincinnati (25-R .267-566-12-64-.746) 32 2B (0-18)
CF Tony Ruiz, Cleveland (26-L .323-504-3-49-.766) 15 XBH (0-8)
2B Ron Keaveney, Baltimore (25-R .282-525-9-62-.755) 35 2B (0-2)
3B Fred Howell, Washington (25-L .247-473-18-83-.723) (0-1)
LF Mark Montana, Baltimore (23-R .285-540-11-54-.750 30 SB) (0-1)

Pacific Coast League

SP Al Johnson, Kansas City (21-R 22-8 2.00 ERA 36 GS 279.1 IP 237 H 11 HR 34 BB 160 SO) (27-144)

Others receiving votes:
3B Fernando Mexicano , Portland (21-L .297-478-30-73-.920) 35 2B (5-106)
CF Tom Boyles, Denver (22-R .293-604-19-85-.851 31 SB) 16 3B (0-38)

Questdog 11-03-2019 10:44 PM

Tuesday, October 30, 2001

The Cy Young Awards were announced today.

National League
SP Kevin Houde, Detroit (27-R 19-10 2.06 ERA 36 GS 262 IP 195 H 7 HR 49 BB 259 SO) (Voting: 32-224)

Others receiving votes:
SP Bob Showalter, Brooklyn (28-R 13-12 2.05 ERA 33 GS 250 IP 200 H 11 HR 50 BB 184 SO) (0-102)
SP Raul Alvarado, Montreal (25-L 18-11 2.69 ERA 36 GS 257.1 IP 186 H 20 HR 91 BB 317 SO) (0-78)
SP Billy Fritts, New York (27-L 20-6 2.33 ERA 33 GS 247 IP 204 H 11 HR 59 BB 193 SO) (0-69)
SP Jerry Sullivan, Washington (27-L 19-9 2.25 ERA 34 GS 263.2 IP 221 H 10 HR 46 BB 177 SO) (0-69)
SP Brian Nordmann, New York (26-R 13-10 2.55 ERA 32 GS 226 IP 180 H 19 HR 53 BB 195 SO) (0-1)
SP Sergio Peralta, Boston (26-R 19-11 2.69 ERA 35 GS 264.1 IP 228 H 11 HR 80 BB 174 SO) (0-1)

Pacific Coast League
SP Al Johnson, Kansas City (21-R 22-8 2.00 ERA 36 GS 279.1 IP 237 H 11 HR 34 BB 160 SO) (32-224) Rookie

Others receiving votes:
SP Bill Wertz, Salt Lake City (30-R 25-4 2.36 ERA 35 GS 270.2 IP 225 H 13 HR 60 BB 172 SO) (0-115)
SP Hal Kestler, Dallas (24-R 20-7 2.49 ERA 36 GS 281.2 IP 242 H 13 HR 72 BB 170 SO) (0-70)
SP John Riley, San Diego (26-R 16-11 2.20 ERA 35 GS 270.1 IP 216 H 16 HR 64 BB 181 SO) (0-52)
SP Bud Fields, Los Angeles (25-R 12-5 2.42 ERA 25 GS 189.2 IP 161 H 8 HR 26 BB 152 SO) (0-34)
RP Hal Ockey, Los Angeles (26-R 6-9 1.23 ERA 41 SV 78 G 87.2 IP 59 H 2 HR 26 BB 104 SO) (0-33)
SP Sam Henderson, Los Angeles (27-R 16-10 2.53 ERA 34 GS 245.1 IP 212 H 11 HR 43 BB 149 SO) (0-16)

Questdog 11-03-2019 11:50 PM

Wednesday, October 31, 2001

The MVP Awards were announced today.

National League
SP Kevin Houde, Detroit (27-R See Cy Young voting) (Voting: 16-340)

Others Receiving Votes:
LF Michael Guerrero, Detroit (30-L .300-624-36-126-.901) (10-287)
LF Don Long, Miami (29-L .331-611-1-59-.850 109 R 32 2B 11 3B 65 SB) (3-156)
LF Steve Ward, Toronto (32-R .294-603-38-100-.921 118 R 40 2B) (0-146)
LF Salvador Oceguera, Philadelphia (34-R .357-647-3-83-.840 41 2B 25 SB) (0-129)
SP Billy Fritts, New York (27-L See Cy Yong voting) (1-117)
SP Bob Showalter, Brooklyn (28-R See Cy Young voting) (0-103)
1B Alex Urias, Boston (36-L .312-538-27-87-.916 32 2B) Gold Glove (0-100)
LF Enrique Ramos, New York (22-L .295-583-22-88-.847 31 2B) Rookie Gold Glove (2-89)
SP Raul Alvarado, Montreal (25-L See Cy Young voting) (0-70)
SP Jerry Sullivan, Washington (27-L See Cy young voting) (0-69)
CF Buddy Jacobson, Philadelphia (24-L .312-642-13-64-.810 119 R 37 SB) (0-60)
RF Alex Paduani, Cincinnati (30-L .325-618-13-103-.834 31 SB) (0-55)
2B Xuan-ling Pei, Miami (26-L .295-596-13-85-.842 111 R 127 BB 27 SB) (0-41)
RF Bob Stout, Detroit (30-R .323-648-9-66-.843 102 R 18 3B 45 SB) (0-27)
CF Cliff Reynolds, Atlanta (35-L .315-569-11-74-.776) (0-19)
1B Hilton Delaney, New York (40-R .305-377-28-85-.925) (0-17)
3B Steve Potters, Chicago (23-S .280-617-31-97-.792) (0-17)
RF George Strange, Atlanta (27-L .315-622-13-73-.802 21 SB) (0-17)
1B Tony Pena, Chicago (33-R .277-566-38-112-.865) (0-15)
SP Brian Nordmann, New York (26-R See Cy Young voting) (0-6)
LF Steve Fisher, Atlanta (26-R .293-566-12-82-.787 34 SB) (0-5)
SP Sergio Peralta, Boston (26-R See Cy Young voting) (0-2)
SP Dan Wilcox, Atlanta (24-R See Rookie voting) Rookie (0-1)

Pacific Coast League
LF Dave McDowell, San Francisco (31-R .314-599-42-122-1.010 124 R 32 2B 12 3B 21 SB) (11-326)

Others receiving votes:
LF Javy Puente, Oakland (30-S .322-630-41-131-.964 102 R) (7-299)
RF Clay Laurence, San Francisco (22-R .341-656-26-107-.951 109 R 224 H 46 2B 13 3B 32) Gold Glove (8-295)
SS Greg Hobbs, Milwaukee (27-R .305-640-46-148-.938 107 R 25 SB) (5-273)
CF Dave Bafaro, San Diego (27-L .358-650-11-98-.904 233 H 38 2B 14 3B 50 SB) Gold Glove (0-192)
3B Jim Jaeger, San Antonio (34-R .334-595-31-109-.960 32 2B) (0-129)
2B Bill Webber, San Francisco (24-S .327-652-21-97-.873 104 R 36 2B 9 3B) (0-91)
CF Steve Rizkallah, Salt Lake City (31-R .310-633-37-100-.910 118 R) (0-87)
SP Al Johnson, Kansas City (21-R See Cy Young voting) Rookie (1-46)
2B Russ Jimenez, Houston (31-R .332-555-17-71-.907 101 R 10 3B) (0-37)
1B Luis Hernandez, Seattle (32-R .298-617-41-132-.926 98 R 40 2B) (0-32)
LF Jose Naranjo, Hollywood (27-R .334-668-24-107-.911 97 R 223 H 43 2B 23 SB) (0-24)
CF Marco Manga, Minnesota (22-L .312-628-25-97-.920 109 R 36 2B 15 3B 31 SB) (0-18)
3B Jeff Galka, Salt Lake City (32-R .304-612-39-125-.915 99 R 32 2B) (0-17)
1B Glenn Snowden, Portland (24-R .316-579-35-113-.954) 96 R 32 2B) (0-11)
SP Bill Wertz, Salt Lake City (30-R See Cy Young voting) (0-4)
3B Ronaldo Entrevinhas, Seattle (30-R .294-620-27-101-.882 101 R 42 2B) (0-3)
RP Hal Ockey, Los Angeles (26-R See Cy Young voting) (0-3)
CF Larry Laramie, Kansas City (27-L .294-619-28-95-.810) (0-1)

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 11-04-2019 12:17 AM

Saturday, December 8, 2001

SS Melvin Rodarte (32-L) has asked to be traded, so I accommodated him.

Trade #19:
SS Melvin Rodarte (32-L) to Salt Lake City for RF Jose Julio (27-R).

Julio hit .310 with 3 HR and 25 RBI in 174 AB this year and .315 in 257 AB in A Ball. He was 13-0 as a base stealer. He plays solid D. The only knock on him is he does not like to walk much.

Questdog 11-04-2019 02:14 PM

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Monday, January 7, 2002

Time for the B Leagues draft!

We came into the draft with a plan. We had the #5 pick. Portland's needs are many and varied. We desperately need a catcher and we desperately need more starting pitchers. We need outfielders that can hit their weight. We need relief pitching. Our infield is acceptable as is, as long as no one gets hurt. We have stars at the corners in 1B Glenn Snowden and 3B Fernando Mexicano. SS Dave Risinger and 2B Shannon Kuchta are not that great, but there are worse double play combos in the Majors. Kuchta had a better rookie year than we had any right to expect, but I am not a fan of his mediocre range and his impatience at the plate. But we do not have the luxury of drafting a replacement for Risinger or Kuchta when we have so many other pressing needs.

I focused on two players: C Joe Taylor (21-R) and SP Dennis Rollo (21-L). If given the opportunity to choose between the two, I would pick Taylor because a good catcher is a lot harder to find when you refuse to accept players who cannot run at all. Taylor cannot run much, but he is not immobile. The only knock on him is that his arm is weak. But the rest of his defense is superior and his bat would be such a huge upgrade over the bums we ran out there last season. Also, there is the fact that there is not another single catcher available in the draft who is acceptable. The ones who are not immobile are either slackers or injury prone...

When our pick came up, however, both Taylor and Rollo were already off the board.... So we went with an outfielder who might be a year or two away from helping us much...


This draft was very weak in pitching. Last year's was a pitching bonanza with 12 hurlers taken in the first round. Only five this time and Rollo was the only one that I thought merited a selection. Hebert and Sayers are too old and Raposo and Jackson are slackers.

Overall, I am happy with our draft, but we need to beat the bushes to get us a legitimate catcher for this season. Last year, we had assets we could trade; this year we have none. To get a good catcher will take giving up one of our Big Three (P Bobby Johnson, 1B Glenn Snowden and 3B Fernando Mexicano) and we are not going to do that. But hopefully, we have some player we can trade to get at least an acceptable backstop....

Questdog 11-04-2019 07:41 PM

Tuesday, January 8, 2002

Trade #20
P Ivan Sanchez (28-L) to Denver for C Darrell Milewski (30-R)

Milewski hit .264 with a .696 OPS as the Bears starter last year. He is very intelligent and a bit of a prankster. Since they drafted C Joe Taylor (21-R), they don't need Milewski anymore. Milewski is adequate behind the plate. He is not a top tier catcher, by any means, but the best we could get without giving up one of our Big Three.

A funny thing happened in negotiations with Denver. They offered to trade C Joe Taylor, the fellow I was hoping to draft, straight up for the fellow I did draft, LF Kim Springer. That is the only player they would take, other than one of the Big Three, though. At first, I was keen on the idea, but then I started to wonder why they would do such a thing, when they could have just drafted Springer in the first place and let us draft Taylor. It led me to suspect that they have learned some things about Taylor that they don't like very much.... So, I passed... Milewski and C Jim Shippy should be an okay catching duo to hold us over until we can find someone we really like.

Trade #21
P Jeff Frith (24-R) to Philadelphia for minor league CF Esteban Mondolfo (30-R).

Firth is garbage; Mondolfo has a good glove and speed and can take a walk, is a hard worker and a spark plug in the clubhouse. He can do it all, except hit the ball.

Trade #22
P Roy Hammond (27-R) to Sacramento for P Ken Powell (30-R)

Hammond is more garbage; Powell had a 2.52 ERA in 50 IP for the Solons, but walked 32. Only 2 HR allowed.

Trade #23

P Edwin Mares (29-R) to Minnesota for 1B Rick Woodell (30-L).

Mares is more garbage; Woodell hit .244 with 20 HR and 73 RBI and 19 SB for the Twins. He can play 3rd, but does not have much range. He will pinch hit and be injury insurance.

Questdog 11-04-2019 09:12 PM

Wednesday, January 9, 2002

Trade #24

P Bill Didion (29-R) to Seattle for minor league SS Rich Cruz (30-R)

Didion is more garbage; Cruz is a good glove, no hit shortstop with a great attitude and good work habits.

Questdog 11-04-2019 09:31 PM

Sunday, January 13, 2002

Trade #25
RF Bob Beaver (26-L) to Houston for minor league C Rick Mansoor (28-R)

Beaver is a Beaver no more... He hit better than most of our hitters, but I could not take all the errors and caught stealing.... 1 SB - 11 CS....

Mansoor is an excellent defensive catcher who cannot hit. This will finally let us purge all the stationary catchers from our roster.

And that seems to be all the trading we can accomplish.

We will hope that our youngsters from last season improve and the youngsters from this draft can contribute.

The overall goal is to get a lower draft pick each season. We had the #2 pick last year and we dropped that to #5 this year. If we can get a lower one next year, I will be happy.

Questdog 11-05-2019 10:01 AM

Monday, February 25, 2002

We began our schedule of 30 Spring Training games today with an 8 to 3 win at Milwaukee's Training Complex. Fernando Mexicano (21-L) and new Beaver Rick Woodell (30-L) each hit home runs. Fingers crossed for no serious injuries...

Questdog 11-05-2019 11:19 AM

Thursday, March 28, 2002

We ended our Spring Training schedule today with a 5 to 4 loss at the Padres' Training Complex. We finished with 12 wins and 18 losses. Worse than last year's 14-16. Washington had the best Spring record at 21-9. Cincinnati and Baltimore brought up the rear at 10-20. We did not have the worst record in our division; that belonged to the defending PCL Champions, the Los Angeles Angels, who went 11-19.

Two players were hurt, who we were planing on having on our roster: SP Roger Lerer (28-L), who pitched well this Spring, and rookie RP Roy Huls (21-R). Huls will only be out a week. Lerer will be out until May, when he will just get hurt again...

Next up: Meet the Beavers!

Questdog 11-05-2019 04:59 PM

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Meet the Beavers!

Opening Day starters are highlighted in blue.

Opening Day Roster
Pitchers
Starting Rotation
Bobby Johnson

22 year old (23 on April 20) right-hander from St. Petersburg, Florida. 6' 2" 191 lbs. (+2) $291,000. 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. Not a good move to first. Decent bunter. Likable young man. Was 1-0 with a 1.06 ERA with 8 H and 4 BB in 17 IP with 10 SO.
2001 (MLB): 15-11 3.04 ERA 34 G 33 GS 239.2 IP 218 H 11 HR 55 BB 141 SO 2.1/5.3 BB/SO per 9 as a rookie for Portland

Steve Muir
27 year old right-hander from Ooltewah, Tennessee (a suburb of Chattanooga). 6' 3" 200 lbs. (+1) $50,000. An original Beaver. 90 MPH fastball with a curve and slider. Average bunter. Solid move to first. Won the Gold Glove in 2001. Was 0-1 with a 3.77 ERA this Spring.
2001 (MLB): 11-15 3.76 ERA 35 GS 222.2 IP 236 H 11 HR 79 BB 118 SO 3.2/4.8 BB/SO per 9 for Portland

Ricardo Gil
23 year old right-hander from Punto Fijo, Venezuela. 6' 0" 188 lbs. (+2) $50,000. Selected in the 2nd round of the 2001 B Leagues Draft. 93 MPH fastball with a curve and changeup. A very good bunter. Has an excellent move to 1st, but is not a good fielder. Was 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA this Spring.
2001 (MLB): 9-7 3.52 ERA 23 GS 143 IP 140 H 7 HR 52 BB 78 SO 3.3/4.9 BB/SO per 9 as a rookie for Portland

Frank Flores
22 year old (23 on April 26) right-hander from Caracas, Venezuela. 6' 1" 177 lbs. Rookie. Selected in the 2nd round of this year's B Leagues Draft. 93 MPH over-the-top fastball with a curve and changeup. Decent move to first and an average fielder. Average bunter. A hard worker and a leader in the clubhouse. Was 2-0 with a 3.86 ERA this Spring, walking more than he struck out...
2001 (B): 14-13 2.99 ERA 34 GS 244 IP 207 H 8 HR 95 BB 154 SO 3.5/5.7 BB/SO per 9 for Dayton

Dick Register
28 year old left-hander from Miami, Florida. 6' 0" 188 lbs. (+1) $85,000. Signed as a minor league free agent in January, 2001. He was a 6th round pick in that year's B Leagues Draft. 87 MPH fastball with a curve and slider. Very good move to first and an average fielder. Decent bunter. A hard worker. Was 0-3 with a 6.00 ERA this Spring, but no other starting candidate pitched well enough to knock him out of the rotation, except Roger Lerer, who is hurt.
2001 (MLB): 2-9 3.64 ERA 3 SV 53 G 16 GS 121 IP 122 H 12 HR 47 BB 59 SO 3.5/4.4 BB/SO per 9 as a rookie for Portland

Bullpen

David Fuentes
25 year old right-hander from Fairmont, Minnesota (a very small town 130 miles southwest of Minneapolis). 6' 3" 192 lbs. (+5) $106,000. Selected in the 5th round of the 2001 B Leagues Draft. 93 MPH over-the-top cut fastball with a curve and changeup. Average move to 1st and a decent fielder. 5 SV and a 2.16 ERA this Spring with 18 SO in 16.2 IP.
2001 (MLB): 5-9 3.05 ERA 14 SV 62 G 82.2 IP 71 H 3 HR 42 BB 84 SO 4.6/9.1 BB/SO per 9 as a rookie for Portland

Jeff Gleason
25 year old right-hander from Newark, New Jersey. 6' 4" 207 lbs.(+3) $50,000. An original Beaver. 91 MPH fastball with a curve and changeup. Good move to 1st and an average fielder. Did not allow a run in 9 IP this Spring.
2001 (MLB): 3-3 3.19 ERA 8 SV 46 G 73.1 IP 60 H 7 HR 20 BB 61 SO 2.5/7.5 BB/SO per 9 for Portland
2001 (A): 4-2 2.25 ERA 10 SV 23 G 28 IP 24 H 1 HR 8 BB 18 SO 2.6/5.5 BB/SO per 9 for Vancouver

Mike Wagner
30 year old right-hander from Irvine, California (southeast of Los Angeles in Orange County). 6' 1" 208 lbs. $100,000. An original Beaver. 96 MPH cut fastball with a curve. Excellent move to 1st, but a poor fielder. Gets along with everyone. Missed 4 months of the season last year with a bum knee. 1-0 with a 1.72 ERA and 16 SO in 15.2 IP this Spring.
2001 (A): 2-3 3.98 ERA 6 SV 18 G 20.1 IP 15 H 2 HR 8 BB 26 SO 3.5/11.5 BB/SO per 9 for Vancouver

Ken Powell
30 year old right-hander from Davis, California (14 miles west of Sacramento. Home to UC-Davis). 6' 1" 204 lbs. $170,000. Acquired in a trade with Sacramento in January. 93 MPH 2 seam fastball and a curve. Good move to 1st, but a poor fielder. Hard Worker. 1-1 with a 1.59 ERA om 11.1 IP this Spring.
2001 (MLB): 4-3 2.52 ERA 1 SV 45 G 50 IP 43 H 2 HR 32 BB 37 SO 5.8/6.7 BB/SO per 9 for Sacramento

Rich Larkin
22 year old right-hander from Mobile, Alabama. 6' 7" 202 lbs. Rookie. Selected in the 4th round of this year's B Leagues Draft. 94 MPH over-the-top fastball with a sinker and changeup. Decent move to 1st and a decent fielder. Hard worker and good guy. 1-0 with a 2.61 ERA om 10.1 IP this Spring with 2 BB and 10 SO.
2000 (B): 5-4 1.60 ERA 36 SV 65 G 67.2 IP 48 H 5 HR 15 BB 89 SO 2.0/11.8 BB/SO per 9 for Durham

John Cox
29 year old left-hander from Bluffton, Indiana (very small town 30 miles south of Fort Wayne). 6' 2" 207 lbs. $50,000. Acquired in a trade with Boston in January, 2001. 89 MPH fastball with a curve, slider and changeup. Superior move to 1st, but a poor fielder. A leader in the clubhouse and stand up guy. 0-0 with a 4.22 ERA this Spring, but most of the damage was done in the one start he made. In relief, he only allowed 1 run in 7 IP.
2001 (MLB): 3-4 4.81 ERA 18 G 9 GS 58 IP 65 H 8 HR 26 BB 25 SO 4.0/3.9 BB/SO per 9 as a rookie for Portland
2001 (A): 7-5 3.51 ERA 16 GS 102.2 IP 100 H 4 HR 33 BB 56 SO 2.9/4.9 BB/SO per 9 for Vancouver


Fielders
Catchers
Darrell Milewski

31 year old catcher who bats and throws right-handed from Spring Valley, Nevada (a suburb of Las Vegas). 6' 4" 227 lbs. $50,000. Acquired in a trade with Denver in January. An average defensive catcher with an average arm. Below average runner, though above average for a catcher. Very smart and somewhat of a prankster. Hit .353 with a .840 OPS this Spring.
2001 (MLB):.264/.345/.351 in 450 AB with 6 HR and 36 RBI and 0 SB for Denver

Jim Shippy
31 year old catcher who bats and throws right-handed from Houston, Texas. 6' 0" 206 lbs. $50,000. Acquired in a trade with Cincinnati in May, 2001. Decent receiver with an average arm. Average runner who likes to steal bases if given a chance. Very hard worker and a spark plug in the clubhouse. Plays the game all out. Hit .222 with 1 HR and a .753 OPS this Spring.
2000 (MLB): .240/.300/.286 in 154 AB with 1 HR and 19 RBI and 0 SB for Cincinnati (22 G) and Portland (52 G)
2000 (A): .333/.381/.538 in 39 AB with 2 HR and 9 RBI and 0 SB for Vancouver

Infielders
Glenn Snowden
25 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" 207 lbs. (+4) $825,000. An Original Beaver. Won the Gold Glove at first base last season. A below average runner. A very hard worker and a fan favorite. Hit .273 with 3 HR and an .874 OPS this Spring.
2001 (MLB): .316/.394/.560 in 579 AB with 35 HR and 113 RBI and 0 SB for Portland

Rick Woodell
30 year old first baseman who bats left-handed and throws right-handed from North Hartsville, South Carolina (just north of South Hartsville and 15 miles northwest of Darlington, where NASCAR has a racetrack). 6' 2" 204 lbs. $687,500. Acquired in a trade with Minnesota in January. Excellent fielder with limited range. Can play 3rd and the outfield in a pinch. Good runner and likes to steal bases. Excellent bunter. Hard worker. Hit .347 with 2 HR and a .990 OPS this Spring.
2001 (MLB): .244/.315/.426 in 476 AB with 20 HR and 73 RBI and 19 SB for Minnesota

Shannon Kuchta
24 year old second baseman who bats and throws right-handed from Mt. Rainier, Maryland (a suburb of Washington, DC). 6' 2" 200 lbs. (+9) We hope that was 9 lbs. of muscle he added. $50,00. Acquired in a trade with Boston in January, 2001. He was selected in the 2nd round of that year's B Leagues Draft. Below average range and an arm that excludes him from playing on the left side of the diamond, but has good hands. Can also play 1st and left field. Decent runner, but not a base stealer and not very smart on the base paths. A very hard worker. Hit .292 with an .625 OPS this Spring.
2001 (MLB): .279/.306/.410 in 581 AB with 15 HR and 72 RBI and 3 SB as a rookie for Portland

Fernando Mexicano
21 year old third baseman who bats left-handed and throws right-handed from Culebra, Puerto Rico. 6' 1" 178 lbs. (+2) $50,000. Selected in the first round (2nd overall pick) of the 2001 B Leagues Draft. An average fielding third baseman with a good arm. Can play First and anywhere in the outfield. Slow runner and not aggressive on the bases. Likes to do crossword puzzles in th clubhouse. Hit .188 with 5 HR and an .814 OPS this Spring.
2001 (MLB): .297/.357/.563 in 478 AB with 30 HR and 73 RBI and 0 SB as a rookie for Portland

Duffy Bowermaster
29 year old (30 on April 28) third baseman who bats left-handed and throws right-handed from Burnsville, Minnesota (a suburb of Minneapolis). 6' 3" 205 lbs. $50,000. Signed as a minor league free agent in May, 2001. An excellent fielder who can also play 1st and 2nd, but does not quite have the range to play short. Excellent base runner with the speed to steal bases. Good bunter. Hit .375 with 1 HR and a .947 OPS to beat out the youngsters for a spot on the roster.
2001 (A): .290/.353/.356 in 303 AB with 4 HR and 31 RBI and 15 SB for Providence (6 G) and Vancouver (99 G)

Dave Risinger
26 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" 193 lbs. (+3) $180,000. An original Beaver. Decent range, but a very strong arm with a super quick release and very good hands. Can play anywhere but catcher. Very fast and a good base stealer and very aggressive base runner. Hit .295 with 1 HR and a .766 OPS this Spring. With Melvin Rodarte gone, the job is all his this year.
2001 (MLB): .246/.307/.329 in 386 AB with 3 HR and 34 RBI and 22 SB for Portland

Rich Cruz
30 year old shortstop who bats and throws right-handed from Santiago, the Dominican Republic. 6' 4" 220 lbs. $50,000. Acquired in a trade with Seattle in January. Almost a clone of Risinger as a fielder, though I guess Risinger is a clone of him, since Cruz is older. Can play excellent defense anywhere in the infield. He is a hard worker and a bundle of energy, but not too bright. A smart fellow who was 6' 4", 220 lbs and athletic as Cruz would figure out how to hit the ball hard... A good runner and will steal a base occasionally. A good bunter. Hit .279 with a .621 OPS this Spring.
2000 (A): .247/.313/.348 in 462 AB with 3 HR and 52 RBI and 11 SB for Tacoma

Outfielders
Kim Springer

21 year old left fielder who bats and throws left-handed from North Westport, Massachusetts (12 miles southwest of Fall River). 6' 5" 196 lbs. Rookie. Selected in the 1st round (5th overall) in this year's B Leagues Draft. Adequate fielder and runner, but will steal a base. Easy to get along with. We expect him to hit a lot of home runs once he files out his 6' 5" frame. Bit of a string bean right now. Hit .290 with 6 2B in 31 AB and an .862 OPS this Spring. Missed a week or so with back spasms. He will start versus right-handers to begin the season and hopefully end up playing everyday by the end of the year.
2001 (B): .298/.330/.426 in 652 AB with 9 HR and 75 RBI and 6 SB for Jackson

Don Neumann
32 year old left fielder who bats from both sides of the plate and throws right-handed from Brooklyn, New York. 6' 3" 226 lbs. (+8) $110,000. Acquired in a trade with Pittsburgh in January, 2001. His added weight has lowered his already below average range. He has a decent arm. Can play right field. Decent runner and will steal bases and is aggressive on the base paths. Gives an honest effort everyday. Hit .314 with 1 HR and an .804 OPS this Spring. He will begin the season as the starter versus left-handed pitchers.
2001 (MLB): .231/.307/.377 in 355 AB with 11 HR and 42 RBI and 3 SB for Portland

Brian Mitchell
20 year old (21 on April 9) center fielder who bats and throws left-handed from Detroit, Michigan. 5' 10" 169 lbs. (+2) Rookie. Selected in the 4th round of the 2001 B Leagues draft. Good range and a superior arm. Very hard worker. Very fast and will steal bases, but only if he can get on base. Good bunter. Hit .346 with an .818 OPS this Spring, winning a spot on the starting lineup versus right-handers. He tweaked his back diving for a ball and will have to sit for a dew days to begin the season.
2001 (MLB): .216/.259/.216 in 51 AB with 0 HR and 2 RBI and 2 SB in his 1st season for Portland
2001 (A): .290/.355/.349 in 490 AB with 0 HR and 38 RBI and 20 SB for Vancouver

Jack Hinckley
26 year old center fielder who bats right-handed and throws left-handed from White Lake Township, Michigan (a suburb of Detroit). 6' 4" 203 lbs. (+3) $50,000. An original Beaver. Good Range and a very good arm. Very hard worker. Very fast and will steal a base. A good bunter. Hit .271 with a .751 OPS this Spring. After Mitchell's back is ready, he will start versus left-handers, but will end up playing everyday if Mitchell cannot cut it.
2001 (MLB): .250/.315/.329 in 516 AB with 2 HR and 39 RBI and 26 SB for Portland

Jose Julio
28 year old right fielder who bats and throws right-handed from Caracas, Venezuela (the same hometown as P Frank Flores). 6' 1" 191 lbs. $50,000. Acquired in a trade with Salt Lake City in December. Decent range and a decent and very accurate arm. Can also play 1st. Fast runner who likes to steal. Was 13-0 as a rookie thief last year. Very aggressive on the base paths. Soft spoken individual, but easy to get along with. HIt .185 with a .437 OPS this Spring, but missed 3 weeks with back spasms.
2001 (MLB): .310/356/402 in 174 AB with 3 HR and 25 RBI and 13 SB as a rookie for Salt Lake City
2001 (A): .315/.351/.389 in 257 AB with 2 HR and 29 RBI and 16 SB for San Jose

Disabled List
Roger Lerer
28 year old left-hander from New Milford, Connecticut (near the border with New York). 6' 0" 181 lbs. (-1) $50,000. An Original Beaver. 92 MPH sidearm fastball with a slider, changeup and splitter. A very good bunter. Has a good move to first, but is a below average fielder. Was 1-2 with a 1.86 ERA this Spring, with only 13 H in 19.1 IP with 0 HR, until shoulder tendinitis put him out of action. He is expected to return at the beginning of May, but he seems to be extremely injury prone.
2001 (MLB): 0-2 7.18 ERA 8 GS 26.1 IP 36 H 4 HR 12 BB 19 SO 4.1/6.5 BB/SO per 9 for Portland.
2001 (A): 1-0 0.00 ERA 1 GS 5.2 IP 4 H 0 HR 3 BB 1 SO 4.8/1.6 BB/SO per 9 for Vancouver

Roy Huls
21 year old right-hander from Lacey Township, New Jersey (small town in the Jersey Shore region). 6' 0" 174 lbs. Rookie. Selected in the 6th round of this year's B Leagues Draft. 98 MPH fastball with a splitter and changeup. Hardest thrower on the Beavers. Not good at holding runners, but a decent fielder. Was 2-1 with an 0.77 ERA in 11.2 IP with 14 SO, before going down with injury. He was diagnosed with acromioclavicular joint irritation, which means he has a sore shoulder and needs to rest s few days. He should be ready to go by the weekend and depending how everyone else in out Bullpen is doing at the time, will determine whether he joins the Beavers or joins the Mounties in Vancouver.
2001 (B): 3-2 1.06 ERA 1 SV 37 G 1 GS 59.1 IP 44 H 3 HR 29 BB 46 SO 4.4/7.0 BB/SO per 9 for Chattanooga

Prospects ranked by Baseball America in the top 200:
LF Kim Springer (#2)
See the Opening Day Roster above

RF Paul Moreland (#3)
20 year old (21 on April 13) right fielder who throws and bats left-handed from Riverside, California (in the Inland Empire region). 6' 2" 177 lbs. Rookie. Selected in the 3rd round of this year's B Leagues draft. Not a bad pick to get the #3 prospect with! The #1 prospect is P Mike McLane (24-R), who was the #1 prospect last year, but only pitched 3 innings for Sacramento. He's already hurt again this season and is out until August, so we really have the top 2 prospects in Baseball! In a couple of years, we are going to have a regular Murderer's Row with these two kids along with Mexicano and Snowden! (finger's crossed against injuries) He has good rang and strong arm. He is an average runner and will steal an occasional base. He hit .250 with a .568 OPS this Spring. He needs to learn to let a pitch go by every once in a while...
2001 (B): .272/.294/.425 in 600 AB with 11 HR and 72 RBI and 7 SB for Birmingham

RP Roy Huls (#6)
See the Disabled List above

SP Frank Flores (#10)
See the Opening Day Roster above
4 of the top 10 prospects!

RP Rich Larkin (#37)
See the Opening Day Roster above

CF Brian Mitchell (#48)
Up from #80 last Spring
See the Opening Day Roster above

2B Randy Dunaway (#178)
26 year old second baseman who bats and throws right-handed from Haskell, Arkansas (a very small town 30 miles southwest of Little Rock). 6' 1" 195 lbs. Rookie. Signed as a minor league free agent in January. Average fielder with less than stellar range, but good hands. Can also play the outfield. Never shows any lack of effort. Average runner, but very smart on the base paths and aggressive. Will steal an occasional base. Hit .167 with a .445 OPS this Spring.
2001 (A): .284/.376/.364 in 275 AB with 3 HR and 41 RBI and 6 SB for Ottawa

CF Larry Ballard (#179)
23 year old center fielder who bats left-handed and throws right-handed from Wellington, Florida (just west of West Palm Beach). 5' 9" 144 lbs. Rookie. Signed as a minor league free agent in February. Selected in the 4th round of this year's B Leagues Draft. Good range and a decent arm and very sure hands, Can also play 2nd base. Extremely fast and smart base runner. Very hard worker. He is a weightlifter and very strong for his slight build. Was not invited to Spring Training.
2001 (B): .229/.301/.366 in 617 AB with 17 HR and 83 RBI and 26 SB for Dayton

SP Duke McKenzie (#196)
24 year old right-hander from Augusta, Georgia. 6' 3" 182 lbs. Rookie. Selected in the 5th round of this year's B Leagues Draft. 96 MPH high heater with a curve, slider, changeup and forkball. Pitches up in the zone and is prone to giving up the long ball. Excellent move to 1st for a right-hander and fields his position well. He is also a good bunter. Was 1-1 with a 3.68 ERA this Spring, but only struck out 5 and gave up 3 HR in 14.2 IP.
2001 (B): 14-12 2.73 ERA 34 GS 247.2 IP 208 H 19 HR 75 BB 235 SO 2.7/8.5 BB/SO per 9 for Wichita

Prospect no longer ranked due to service time:
3B Fernando Mexicano (#3)
SP Bobby Johnson (#4)
SP Ricardo Gil (#34)
SS Juan Rojas (#49)
RP David Fuentes (#62)
2B Franklin Felix (#128)
2B Shannon Kuchta (#154)

Prospects still eligible, but no longer ranked:
No one

Our group of prospects is rated #1 of the 32 teams by Baseball America! Miami is at the bottom of the list, the only team with no ranked prospects.

Top 25 prospects according to Baseball America:

1: Mike McLane, SP, Sacramento (24-R) (MLB) was #1
2: Kim Springer, LF, Portland (21-R) (MLB) new draftee
3: Paul Moreland, RF, Portland (20-L) (A) new draftee
4: Mike Paterson, 2B, Chicago (20-L) (A) new draftee
5: Steve Quakenbush, 1B, Milwaukee (21-L) (A) new draftee
6: Roy Huls, RP, Portland (21-R) (MLB) new draftee
7:Joe Taylor, C, Denver (21-R) (A) new draftee
8: Dennis Rollo, SP, Toronto (21-L) (MLB) new draftee
9: Sergio Parra, LF, San Antonio (23-S) (MLB) new draftee
10: Frank Flores, SP, Portland (22-R) (MLB) new draftee
11: Jesus Benitez, SP, Houston (21-R) (MLB) new draftee
12: Charlie McLaurin, 3B, Boston (21-R) (A) new draftee
13: Pedro Castaneda, LF, Pittsburgh (23-L) (MLB) was #6
14: Colin Woodford, 1B, Denver (21-L) (MLB) was #21
15: Luis Aranda, SP, Cleveland (24-L) (MLB) new draftee
16: Buddy Vernon, 1B, Cincinnati (23-R) (MLB) new draftee
17: Jeff Novotny, RF, Minnesota (19-L) (A) new draftee
18: George Brock, 2B, Minnesota (21-L) (A) new draftee
19: Bill Lunsford, 1B, San Diego (20-L) (A) new draftee
20: Terry Nix, RF, Chicago (21-L) (A) new draftee
21: Terry Mohlman, C, Seattle (21-L) (MLB) new draftee
22: Dick Berube, CF, San Diego (20-R) (A) new draftee
23: Barry Levitt, 2B, San Antonio (23-R) (A) was #26
24: Tony Shirey, SS, Washington (21-R) (A) new draftee
25: Glen Hebert, SP, Brooklyn (24-R) (MLB) new draftee

Eligible prospects, no longer in the top 25:
13: John Yakubov, SP, New York (25-R) (MLB) now #31
22: Phil Olynick, SS, Chicago (22-R) (A) now #30
24: Sid Rasho, SS, Detroit (22-R) (A) now #42


Next up: Opening Day!

Questdog 11-05-2019 05:08 PM

Editor's Note: Well, I said immediately after the draft, that I was pleased with our haul of prospects, even though I did not get either of the two players I had earmarked for our first pick. But after Baseball America has ranked 4 of our picks as top 10 prospects, I am blown away! How very fortunate!

Questdog 11-06-2019 12:47 PM

Tuesday, April 2, 2002

Opening Day!

SS Melvin Rodarte (32-L) hit a home run in his debut for the Salt Lake City Bees yesterday. He hit 1 home run all year for us last season in 468 AB.

We open the season with 2 games at home versus the defending division champs, the Los Angeles Angels. We were 4-10 against them last season. They were 15th in the PCL in scoring last year with 620 runs (3.83/g). We were 14th with 621 (3.83/g). They led the League in walks (649), but only hit .239. We were last in the League in walks (460), but hit a 'robust' .246. The Angels were 2nd in the PCL in fewest runs allowed with 518 (3.20/g). Kansas City allowed 516. We were 9th with 709 (4.38).

Los Angeles Angels (92-70 .568 Champions of the PCL West) at
Portland Beavers (67-95 .414 25 GB in 8th (last) place in the PCL West)

LA: Sam Henderson (27-R 16-10 2.53 last year) All-Star vs. POR: Bobby Johnson (22-R 15-11 3.04 last year)

Henderson was 2-0 in 3 starts against us last year and we only scored 4 runs in 24 IP.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS)
LOS ANGELES
1: 2B Britt Snyder (26-R .238-606-14-59-.667) Led in SB (59) 8th in BB (79)
2: CF Dan Hamel (23-R .287-582-6-52-.715 in A Ball) Major League debut Trade w/SF 11/01
3: 1B Irv Hill (28-R .332-247-4-21-.814) Trade w/SF 11/01
4: C Charlie Allen (30-S .260-512-18-75-.773) All-Star
5: RF Bruce Lundvall (35-L .230-369-11-56-.672)
6: LF Eli Henderson (33-R .257-529-11-54-.691)
7: 3B Jorge Prado (31-R .224-531-11-49-.687) 2nd in BB (117) 1st in SO (152)
8: SS Dale Schafer (28-R .212-241-0-22-.556)
9: P Sam Henderson (27-L .212-80-0-2-.472) All-Star

PORTLAND
1: CF Jack Hinckley (26-R .250-516-2-39-.645)
2: RF Jose Julio (28-R .310-174-3-25-.759) Trade w/Bal 12/01
3: 2B Shannon Kuchta (24-R .279-581-15-72-.716)
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (25-R .316-579-35-113-.954) All-Star Gold Glove 4th in OPS
5: 3B Fernando Mexicano (21-L .297-478-30-73-.920) 9th in OPS
6: LF Kim Springer (21-L .298-652-9-75-.757 in A Ball) Major League debut
7: SS Dave Risinger (26-R .246-386-3-34-.636)
8: C Darrell Milewski (31-R .264-450-6-36-.696) Trade w/Den 1/01
9: P Bobby Johnson (22-R .122-82-0-2-.244)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Multnomah County Stadium
Weather: 52 F, Clear Skies, with a 9 MPH wind blowing in from right
Attendance: 28,568

New record crowd! 10,000 more than last year's home opener!

Top of the First:

The first pitch of 2002 is a called strike to 2B Britt Snyder and we are underway! Snyder bloops a hit to right. Dan Hamel, in his first Major League at bat, works the count full. With Snyder on the mover, Hamel grounds out to 2nd and Snyder moves up. Irv Hill, the newcomer from the Seals, draws a walk in his first appearance as an Angel. Charlie Allen takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4 and the bases are loaded with 1 out... Johnson might be a little overwhelmed by the Opening Day atmosphere. This is the biggest crowd, by far, he has ever pitched in front of. Bruce Lundvall works yet another full count before striking out. 2 down. Eli Henderson grounds a hit to right and Snyder scores. Hill l heads home, but new Beaver RF Jose Julio throws to new C Darrel Milewski, who applies the tag for the out! 1 to 0, Angels. 30 pitch inning.

Bottom of the First:
Jack Hinckley lines a 2-2 pitch to right center for a hit! He steals 2nd! The next pitch is a wild one and Hinckley goes to 3rd! Jose Julio, in his first at bat as a Beaver, grounds a 2-2 pitch into right for a hit and Hinckley scores! Tie Game: 1 to 1. With these two anemic offenses and these two stingy pitchers, I never would have thought both teams would score in the first inning! Shannon Kuchta doubles down the left field line! Glenn Snowden flies out to right and Julio scores without a throw. 2 to 1, Beavers! Fernando Mexicano pops out to 2nd. 2 outs. Kim Springer, in his first Major League at bat, swings at the first pitch and hits one very hard, but right at the right fielder.

Bottom of the Second:
With 1 out, Darrell Milewski lines a hit to right in his first at bat as a Beaver, but that is all we get.

Bottom of the Fourth:

With 1 out, Kim Springer gets his first Major League hit with a hard grounder to right! With 2 outs, Darrell Milewski lines his second hit to right and Springer goes to 3rd, but P Bobby Johnson grounds out to 3rd.

Top of the Eighth:
PH Clay David (28-S) grounds one to short, but Dave Risinger boots it... Britt Snyder bunts the runner to 2nd. Dan Hamel grounds a hit to center and David stops at 3rd. Irv Hill grounds one to short, but we only get the force at 2nd, 6-4, and the runner scores... Tie Game: 2 to 2. Charlie Allen swings at the first pitch and grounds a hit to center... Call to the Bullpen: John Cox (29-L). He beans Brice Lundvall to load the bases.... Call to the Bullpen: David Fuentes (25-R). Eli Henderson grounds a hit to left and two runners score... 4 to 2, Angels. Jorge Prado strikes out.

Bottom of the Eighth:

New Pitcher: Dave Reeder (26-R), he had a 3.04 ERA in 77 IP last year with only 22 BB and 90 SO. Jose Julio lines his third hit of the game to center. Shannon Kuchta strikes out. Glenn Snowden hits a home run to right!! Tie Game: 4 to 4! That ball just barely cleared the fence! 348 feet! Fernando Mexicano loops his first hit of the year to right! Kim Springer flies out to left. 2 outs. PH Rick Woodell (30-L), making his Beaver debut, grounds out to 2nd.

Top of the Ninth:

Rich Cruz is in to play short in his Beaver debut. PH Reid Phillips (28-L), who hit .217 with 9 HR in 327 AB last year, tries to check his swing on a 3-2 pitch and gets rung up! PH Oscar Trejo (29-R), who hit .263 with 14 HR in 369 AB last year, strikes out! Britt Snyder lines a pitch hard to left, but rookie Kim Springer runs it down!

Bottom of the Ninth:
Let's start this year off right! New Pitcher: Hal Ockey (26-R), their All-Star closer with the League leading 41 SV last year and a 1.23 ERA. Darrell Milewski grounds out to 2nd. PH Don Neumann (32-S) grounds a hit to center! Jack Hinckley grounds into a force at 2nd, 6-4. 2 outs. Jose Julio takes a 3-2 pitch for strike three...

Extras!

Top of the Tenth:
New Pitcher: Jeff Gleason (25-R). With 1 out, Irv Hill takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. But that is all they get!

Bottom of the Tenth:
Shannon Kuchta grounds a hit to right! He gets caught stealing.... With Glenn Snowden and Fernando Mexicano coming up? Really?! Snowden strikes out and Mexicano grounds out to 1st, 3-1.

Top of the Eleventh:

They go down 1-2-3!

Bottom of the Eleventh:

Kim Springer grounds a hit to left! Rich Cruz bunts him to 2nd. Darrell Milewski strikes out. PH Duffy Bowermaster (29-L), in his Beaver debut, pops out to right. Well, at least that is all we should see of P Hal Ockey...

Top of the Twelfth:
New Pitcher: Mike Wagner (30-R). He did not appear in a game for the Beavers last year because he was hurt most of the season, but he was their closer for several years before I got here. With 2 outs, Dan Hamel lines a hit to left. Irv Hill lines out to center!

Bottom of the Twelfth:
New Pitcher: Troy Armendariz (23-R), a rookie ,who had a 1.32 ERA in B Ball last year with 93 SO in 75 IP. 4th round pick and the #50 prospect in Baseball. Making his Major League debut. Top pf our order up. Jack Hinckley lines out to center. Jose Julio grounds his 4th hit of the day past the second baseman! Shannon Kuchta grounds a hit to left! No caught stealing, please! Julio takes off for 3rd!?! Why? But he is safe! Glenn Snowden swings at a 1-2 pitch and launches one into the right field seats!!!!!! And THIS Ball Game Belongs to the Beavers!!!! Welcome to the Big Leagues, Mr. Armendariz!

Won - 7 to 4

I think if we can get Glenn Snowden to hit 2 home runs every game, we'll have a pretty decent offense!

We had 16 hits and made 1 error
Los Angeles had 10 hits (all singles) and made no errors

Bobby Johnson went 7.2 innings, allowed 4 runs (1 earned), 8 hits, 2 walks and struck out 5.
LHP John Cox faced 1 batter and beaned him.
RHP David Fuentes went 1.1 scoreless innings, allowed 1 hit and struck out 3.
RHP Jeff Gleason went 2 scoreless innings, allowed 1 walk and struck out 2.
RHP Mike Wagner (W 1-0) pitched 1 scoreless inning and allowed 1 hit.

Steve Henderson went 7 innings, gave us 2 runs, 7 hits, no walks and struck out 5. He threw a WP. We did not draw a walk off any Angel pitcher in this game.
RHP Tony Armendariz (L 0-1), in his Major League debut, got 1 out, allowed 3 runs, 3 hits and a home run. ERA of 81.00.

RF Jose Julio, in his Beaver debut, had 4 hits, scored 3 runs and had an RBI and threw a runner out at the plate! Welcome to Portland! 2B Shannon Kuchta had 3 hits with a double and scored a run. 1B Glenn Snowden hit 2 home runs and had 6 RBI. LF Kim Springer, in his Major League debut, had 2 hits. C Darrell Milewski, in his Beaver debut, had 2 hits. PH Don Neumann had a hit.

For Los Angeles, CF Dan Hamel, in his Major League debut, had 3 hits. LF Eli Henderson had 2 hits and 3 RBI.

Questdog 11-06-2019 02:10 PM

Wednesday, April 3, 2002

Brian Mitchell says he is ready to go today, so he will be in there.

Los Angeles Angels (0-1 .000 1.5 GB tied for 4th (last) place in the PCL West) at
Portland Beavers (1-0 1.000 0.5 GB tied for 1st place in the PCL West)

LA: John Guss (30-R 5-9 3.55 last year) vs. POR: Steve Muir (27-R 11-15 3.76 last year) Gold Glove

Guss was 1-1 in 2 starts against us last year, but pitched a much better game in the loss than he did in the win. We only scored 1 run off him in the loss and 3 in the win.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS)
LOS ANGELES
1: 2B Britt Snyder (26-R .400-5-0-0-.800)
2: LF Fernando Vargas (25-L Season debut)
3: 1B Irv Hill (28-R .250-4-0-1-.750)
4: C Charlie Allen (30-S .250-4-0-0-.650) All-Star
5: RF Bruce Lundvall (35-L .000-4-0-0-.200)
6: CF Dan Hamel (23-R .500-6-0-0-1.000) Rookie
7: 3B Jorge Prado (31-R .200-5-0-0-.400)
8: SS Dale Schafer (28-R .000-3-0-0-.000)
9: P John Guss (30-R Season debut)

PORTLAND
1: CF Brian Mitchell (20-L Season debut) Rookie
2: RF Jose Julio (28-R .667-6-0-1-1.333)
3: 2B Shannon Kuchta (24-R .500-6-0-0-1.167)
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (25-R .400-5-2-6-1.933) All-Star Gold Glove
5: 3B Fernando Mexicano (21-L .200-5-0-0-.400)
6: LF Kim Springer (21-L .400-5-0-0-.800) Rookie
7: SS Dave Risinger (26-R .000-3-0-0-.000)
8: C Darrell Milewski (31-R .400-5-0-0-.800)
9: P Steve Muir (27-R Season debut) Gold Glove

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Multnomah County Stadium
Weather: Roof Closed
Attendance: 14,515

Top of the First:
Britt Snyder swings at a 3-2 pitch and misses! Fernando Vargas flies out to left. Irv Hill lines out to center! 1-2-3!

Bottom of the First:
Brian Mitchell grounds out to short. Jose Julio grounds a 3-2 pitch up the middle for a hit. Shannon Kuchta lines a hit to left. We pull off a double steal! Glenn Snowden grounds out to short and Julio scores. 1 to 0, Beavers! Fernando Mexicano grounds out to 2nd.

Top of the Fifth:
With 1 out, Dan Hamel grounds a hit to left, the first of the game for the Angels... But that is all they get.

Top of the Sixth:
Britt Snyder leads off with a bloop hit to right and then steals 2nd. The Bullpen is up. With 1 out, Snyder steals 3rd and C Darrell Milewski throws the ball into the outfield and Snyder scores... Tie game: 1 to 1.

Bottom of the Sixth:

Brian Mitchell leads off with a double over the center fielder's head! The first extra-base hit of his career! Jose Julio grounds a hit to center and Mitchell stops at 3rd. Shannon Kuchta grounds out to 3rd and Mitchell holds and Julio goes to 2nd. They walk Glenn Snowden intentionally to load the bases up. Fernando Mexicano grounds a hard hit to right and Mitchell scores and Julio heads home, but gets thrown out by RF Bruce Lundvall... 2 to 1, Beavers! 2 outs. Kim Springer lines out to center.

Top of the Seventh:

Bruce Lundvall hits a foul ball down the line in left and Kim Springer drops the ball for an error. Given another chance, Lundvall hits a home run to left... Tie Game: 2 to 2.

Top of the Ninth:
On the Hill: Mike Wagner (30-R), beginning his 2nd inning of work after a perfect 8th. Charlie Allen grounds out to 1st, unassisted, and the Angels go down in order!

Bottom of the Ninth:
Starter John Guss still on the hill. Fernando Mexicano swings at the first pitch and grounds out to 1st, unassisted. Kim Springer swings a the first pitch and ground out to 1st, 3-1, Irv Hill making a nice diving stop. Dave Risinger draws a walk. That does it for P John Guss. New Pitcher: Dave Reeder (26-R), who we scored a pair of runs off yesterday. Risinger gets caught stealing...

Extras!
Two games on the season and two extra inning affairs!

Top of the Tenth:
With 1 out, PH Clay David (28-S) drives one down into the right field corner and rounds 2nd and heads to 3rd, but Jose Julio throws him out!!! 2 games, 2 assists! PH Oscar Trejo (29-R) swings at a 2-2 pitch and hits a home run to left... 3 to 2, Angels. Britt Snyder strikes out.

Bottom of the Tenth:

New Pitcher: Hall Ockey (26-R), their All-Star closer, who pitched 3 shutout innings yesterday. With 1 out, PH Duffy Bowermaster (29-L) draws a walk. Brian Mitchell swings at a 3-2 pitch and doubles over the center fielder's head again! Bowermaster stops at 3rd. Jose Julio strikes out.... Of course, he does.... 2 outs Shannon Kuchta strikes out on 3 pitches....

Lost - 3 to 2

We had 7 hits and made 2 errors
Los Angeles had 5 hits and made no errors

Steve Muir went 7 innings, allowed 2 unearned runs, 3 hits, 1 home run, 3 walks (1 INT) and struck out 5. He threw a WP.
Mike Wagner (L 1-1) went 3 innings, allowed 1 run, 2 hits, 1 home run and struck out 3.

John Guss went 8.2 innings, gave us 2 runs, 6 hits, 3 walks (1 INT) and struck out 5.
RHP Dave Reeder (W 1-0) did not face a batter.
RHP Hal Ockey (SV 1) pitched 1 scoreless inning, gave us 1 hit, 1 walk and struck out 2.

CF Brian Mitchell hit 2 doubles and scored a run. RF Jose Julio had 2 hits, stole a base and scored a run, but struck out when making contact would have tied up the game. SS Dave Risinger had a hit and a walk and stole a base, but also got caught once. PH Rick Woodell drew a walk and stole a base. PH Duffy Bowermaster drew a walk.

Questdog 11-06-2019 03:25 PM

Thursday, April 4, 2002

We are in San Antonio to play the Missions a 4 game series. They split a pair of games here with Milwaukee to open the season. We were 7-1 against them last year, the best record we had against any team. They finished in 6th place in the PCL East last year, but had a worse record than us by one game (66-96 .407). They were 12th in the PCL in scoring last year with 652 runs (4.02/G) and 11th in fewest runs allowed with 726 (4.48).

Portland Beavers (1-1 .500 1 GB tied for 4th place in the PCL West) at
San Antonio Missions (1-1 .500 1 GB tied for 4th place in the PCL East)

POR: Ricardo Gil (23-R 9-7 3.52 last year) vs. SA: Jim Castles (27-R 14-13 3.76 last year)

Castles was 0-1 in 2 starts against us last year and had one good game and one bad one.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS)
PORTLAND
1: CF Brian Mitchell (20-L .400-5-0-0-1.200) Rookie
2: RF Jose Julio (28-R .545-11-0-1-1.091)
3: 2B Shannon Kuchta (24-R .364-11-0-0-.818)
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (25-R .250-8-2-7-1.300) All-Star Gold Glove
5: 3B Fernando Mexicano (21-L .222-9-0-1-.444)
6: LF Kim Springer (21-L .222-9-0-0-.444) Rookie
7: SS Dave Risinger (26-R .167-6-0-0-.452)
8: C Darrell Milewski (31-R .222-9-0-0-.444)
9: P Ricardo Gil (23-L Season debut)

SAN ANTONIO
1: CF Gwang-sam Jean (30-L .000-7-0-0-.222)
2: 1B Salvatore Flores (27-L .571-7-1-2-1.625)
3: 3B Jim Jaeger (34-R .286-7-2-3-1.518) Silver Slugger All-Star
4: RF Al Lawson (33-R .286-7-0-1-.536)
5: C Jeff Parrish (28-S .571-7-0-1-1.196) All-Star
6: LF Ken Shepherd (26-R .375-8-0-0-.750)
7: 2B Lee Cole (31-L .250-4-0-0-.500)
8: SS Andy Pineda (27-R .000-3-0-0-.000)
9: P Jim Castles (27-R Season debut)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Tropicana Field
Weather: Dome
Attendance: 16,536

Top of the First:
Brian Mitchell lines out to 2nd. Jose Julio swings at the first pitch and flies out to left. Shannon Kuchta pops out to center.

Bottom of the First:
Gwang-sam Jean swings at the first pitch and flies out to left. Salvatore Flores flies out to center. Jim Jaeger grounds out to 2nd! 1-2-3!

Bottom of the Second:

Al Lawson leads off with a triple to right center... Jeff Parrish strikes out looking. Ken Shepherd grounds a hit to right and Lawson scores. 1 to 0, Missions. Shepherd steals 2nd. With 2 outs, Andy Pineda gets beaned... P Jim Castles grounds out to 3rd.

Bottom of the Third:

Gwang-sam Jean grounds a hit to right and Salvatore Flores takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. Jim Jaeger walks to load the bases up with no outs. We get the Bullpen stirring. Al Lawson swings at a 3-2 pitch and flies out to deep left and Jean scores. 2 to 0, Missions. With 2 outs, Ken Shepherd grounds a hit to right and Flores scores... 3 to 0, Missions. Lee Cole lines a hit to left and Jaeger scores... 4 to 0, Missions. Andy Pineda beats out an infield hit to load the bases back up. P Jim Castles grounds out to 2nd... 9 batters...

Top of the Fourth:
Jose Julio leads off with our first hit of the game. Shannon Kuchta beats out an infield hit. Glenn Snowden flies out to deep right and Julio moves to 3rd. Fernando Mexicano strikes out... Kim Springer swings at the first pitch and flies out to deep center...

Top of the Seventh:
Fernando Mexicano leads off and swings at the first pitch and hits his first home run of the season, a 419 ft. blast to right! 4 to 1, Missions.

Top of the Eighth:
PH Rick Woodell (30-L) leads off with a line drive hit to left. Brian Mitchell doubles to left and Woodell stops at 3rd. Jose Julio swings at the first pitch and grounds out to 3rd and Woodell scores. 4 to 2, Missions. Shannon Kuchta walks on 4 pitches! Glenn Snowden lines a hit to center and the bases are loaded with 1 out. Fernando Mexicano swings at a 3-2 pitch and grounds into a 4-2-3 double play....

Lost - 4 to 2

7-1 last year, 0-1 this year...

We had 8 hits and made no errors
San Antonio had 7 hits and made no errors

We have now out-hit the other team in all 3 of our games, but only won 1...

Ricardo Gil (L 0-1) went 4 innings, allowed 4 runs, 6 hits, 3 walks, 1 HBP and struck out 1.
RHP Rich Larkin, in his Major League debut, went 3 scoreless, hitless innings, walked 1 and struck out 4!
RHP Ken Powell, in his Beaver debut, pitched a scoreless inning, allowed 1 hit and struck out 1.

Jim Castles (W 1-0) went 8 innings, gave us 2 runs, 8 hits, 1 home run, 3 walks and struck out 3.
RHP Tim Perry (SV 1) pitched a perfect 9th with 2 strikeouts.

CF Brian Mitchell hit a double. RF Jose Julio had a hit and a walk and an RBI. 2B Shannon Kuchta had 2 hits and a walk. 3B Fernando Mexicano hit his 1st home run of the season. PH Rick Woodell had a hit and scored a run.

Questdog 11-06-2019 04:55 PM

Friday, April 5, 2002

Portland Beavers (1-2 .333 1 GB tied for 4th place in the PCL West) at
San Antonio Missions (2-1 .667 1 GB tied for 4th place in the PCL East)

POR: Frank Flores (22-R 14-13 2.99 last year in B Ball) Major League debut vs. SA: Tom Hardy (23-R 17-11 2.58 last year in B Ball) Major League debut

Two starters both making their Major League debuts! Neither was very good in Spring Training: Flores walked more than he struck out and Hardy walked 16 in 16.1 IP with 15 SO.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS)
PORTLAND
1: CF Brian Mitchell (20-L .333-9-0-0-1.000) Rookie
2: RF Jose Julio (28-R .500-14-0-2-1.033)
3: 2B Shannon Kuchta (24-R .429-14-0-0-.967)
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (25-R .250-12-2-7-1.036) All-Star Gold Glove
5: 3B Fernando Mexicano (21-L .231-13-1-2-.692)
6: LF Kim Springer (21-L .167-12-0-0-.397) Rookie
7: SS Dave Risinger (26-R .200-10-0-0-.473)
8: C Darrell Milewski (31-R .154-13-0-0-.308)
9: P Frank Flores (22-R Major League debut)

SAN ANTONIO
1: CF Gwang-sam Jean (30-L .091-11-0-0-.322)
2: 1B Salvatore Flores (27-L .400-10-1-2-1.200)
3: 3B Jim Jaeger (34-R .222-9-2-3-1.306) Silver Slugger All-Star
4: RF Al Lawson (33-R .300-10-0-2-.750)
5: C Jeff Parrish (28-S .364-11-0-1-.780) All-Star
6: LF Ken Shepherd (26-R .455-11-0-2-.955)
7: 2B Lee Cole (31-L .375-8-0-1-.875)
8: SS Andy Pineda (27-R .167-6-0-0-.452)
9: P Tom Hardy (23-R Major League debut)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Tropicana Field
Weather: Dome
Attendance: 21,050

Top of the First:

Brian Mitchell lines a hit to center. Jose Julio grounds into a 6-4-3 double play... Shannon Kuchta grounds out to short.

Bottom of the First:
Gwang-sam Jean grounds out to short. Salvatore Flores grounds out to short. Jim Jaeger swings at the first pitch and flies out to left! 1-2-3!

Top of the Second:
Glenn Snowden strikes out looking... Fernando Mexicano draws a walk and goes to 2nd on a passed ball. Kim Springer doubles to center and Mexicano scores! 1 to 0, Beavers! Dave Risinger draws a walk. We pull off a double steal! Darrell Milewski lines out to short and they double off Springer at 3rd... Two innings, two double plays....

Bottom of the Second:
Al Lawson leads off with a double to right. Jeff Parrish lines out to short and we double Lawson off at 2nd! Tit for tat!

Top of the Third:
P Frank Flores, in his first Major League plate appearance, draws a walk. Brian Mitchell walks on 4 pitches. That's 4 walks for P Tom Hardy. But the next three all make outs...

Top of the Fifth:

P Frank Flores leads off and lines a hit to right, his first major league hit in his first official at bat! Brian Mitchell bunts him to 2nd. Jose Julio lines a hit to left and Flores scores! 2 to 0, Beavers! Julio gets caught stealing, the first time in his career after 15 successful thefts.

Top of the Seventh:
New Pitcher: Darryl Johnson (31-R), in his season debut. 3.07 ERA in 55.2 IP last year. Dave Risinger and Darrell Milewski lead off with back to back singles and we have runners at 1st and 3rd with no outs. P Frank Flores swings away and flies out to left and they double off Milewski at 1st... unbelievable... Brian Mitchell lines out to right.

Top of the Ninth:
New Pitcher: Oscar Williams (31-R) with 2 scoreless innings under his belt in 2002. With 1 out, Kim Springer grounds a hit to center. Dave Risinger takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. Darrell Milewski grounds into a force at 2nd, 6-4, and Springer goes to 3rd. P Frank Flores is allowed to hit since he has a shutout going in his Major League debut and he bloops a hit to right and Springer scores! 3 to 0, Beavers! Brian Mitchell grounds out to 2nd.

Bottom of the Ninth:
P Frank Flores has only thrown 84 pitches. Gwang-sam Jean leads off with a 4 pitch walk... Salvatore Flores, no relation, grounds into a force at 2nd, 6-4. Jim Jaeger grounds one back to the mound for a game-ending double play, but P Frank Flores throws the ball into the dirt at 2nd, and everyone is safe... Al Lawson, to tie the game now with a home run.... He hit a double earlier. He strikes out! 2 down. Jeff Parrish, the All-Star, lines one hard to center, but Brian Mitchell is there and THIS Ball Game Belongs to the Beavers!!!!

Won - 3 to 0

A shutout for Frank Flores in his Major League debut!!

We had 9 hits and made 1 error
San Antonio had 3 hits and made no errors

Frank Flores (W 1-0), in his Major League debut, went 9 shutout innings (CG), allowed 3 hits, 2 walks and struck out 3. At bat, he had 2 hits and a walk, scored a run and had an RBI.

Tom Hardy (L 0-1), in his Major League debut, went 6 innings, gave us 2 runs, 5 hits, 4 walks and struck out 2.

LF Kim Springer had 2 hits with a double, stole a base, scored a run and had an RBI. SS Dave Risinger went 2 for 2 with 2 walks and stole 2 bases, but did not score a run.

Around the League:
The Milwaukee Brewers have hit 12 home runs in their first four games, even though last year's league leader, SS Greg Hobbs (28-R), who hit 46, is on the Disabled List. They do not expect him to make his season debut for another week.

Questdog 11-06-2019 08:25 PM

Saturday, April 6, 2002

Portland Beavers (2-2 .500 1 GB tied for 2nd place in the PCL West) at
San Antonio Missions (2-2 .500 2 GB in 5th place in the PCL East)

POR: Dick Register (28-L 2-9 3.64 last year) vs. SA: Ray Voisine (25-R 7-13 5.22 last year)

We did not have the pleasure of facing Voisine last year. We are looking forward to it.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS)
PORTLAND
1: CF Brian Mitchell (20-L .333-12-0-0-.968) Rookie
2: RF Jose Julio (28-R .444-18-0-3-.918)
3: 2B Shannon Kuchta (24-R .333-18-0-0-.757)
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (25-R .188-16-2-7-.785) All-Star Gold Glove
5: 3B Fernando Mexicano (21-L .188-16-1-2-.610)
6: LF Kim Springer (21-L .250-16-0-1-.607) Rookie
7: SS Dave Risinger (26-R .333-12-0-0-.800)
8: C Jim Shippy (31-R Season debut)
9: P Dick Register (28-L Season debut)

SAN ANTONIO
1: LF Ken Shepherd (26-R .357-14-0-2-.757)
2: 2B Jerry Portela (23-R .000-5-0-0-.000)
3: 1B Jim Jaeger (34-R .154-13-2-3-.928) Silver Slugger All-Star
4: RF Al Lawson (33-R .286-14-0-2-.750)
5: CF Gwang-sam Jean (30-L .071-14-0-0-.307)
6: 3B Ivan Caso (32-R .000-0-0-0-1.000)
7: C Tommy Robinson (29-R Season debut)
8: SS Andy Pineda (27-R .222-9-0-0-.522)
9: P Ray Voisine (25-R Season debut)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Tropicana Field
Weather: Dome
Attendance: 19,611

Top of the First:
Brian Mitchell flies out to center. Jose Julio takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. A wild pitch sends him to 2nd. Shannon Kuchta lines out to 2nd. Glenn Snowden grounds out to 3rd... Since hitting 2 home runs on Opening Day, he is 1 for 12.

Bottom of the First:
Ken Shepherd lops a hit to left. Jerry Portela flies out to right. Jim Jaeger swings at the first pitch and grounds a hit to right and Shepherd goes to 3rd. Al Lawson bloops a hit to center and Shepherd scores and Jaeger goes to 3rd. 1 to 0, Missions. Gwang-sam Jean swings at a 3-2 pitch and grounds into a 4-6-3 double play!

Through three innings, we have yet to get a hit off this bum...

Bottom of the Third:

With 2 outs, Jerry Portela grounds a hit to left. Jim Jaeger hits a home run to left... 3 to 0, Missions.

Top of the Fourth:
With 1 out, Glenn Snowden gets our first hit of the game, a home run to left! 3 to 1, Missions.

Top of the Sixth:
With 1 out, Shannon Kuchta draws a walk! With 2 outs, Fernando Mexicano hits one 445 feet to center for a home run!! Tie Game: 3 to 3.

Bottom of the Sixth:
Al Lawson leads off and swings at the first pitch and hits a home run to left... 4 to 3, Missions. The Bullpen is up. Gwang-sam Jean lines a hit to left. Ivan Caso walks on 4 pitches... Call to the Bullpen: Jeff Gleason (25-R). He gets three outs!

Top of the Eighth:
On the Hill: Darryl Johnson (31-R), beginning his 2nd inning of work after a scoreless 7th. With 1 out, Shannon Kuchta drives one to deep center, but
Gwang-sam Jean makes a leaping catch to rob him of extra bases. P Darryl Johnson has to leave with an injury. New Pitcher: Herb Roetter (28-R), who has allowed 4 runs in his first 2.1 IP this season. Glenn Snowden loops a hit to center. Fernando Mexicano flies out to center...

Bottom of the Eighth:

On the Hill: David Fuentes (25-R), beginning his 2nd inning of work after a perfect 7th. With 1 out, Gwang-sam Jean grounds a double over the 1st base bag. We walk Ivan Caso intentionally.... Pleas stop! They pull off a double steal.... Tommy Robison plunks one in front of the plate and C Jim Shippy throws him out at 1st. 2 outs. Andy Pineda lines a hit to right and both runners score.... 6 to 3, Missions. PH Paulin Paruzzi (36-L) grounds a hit to center... Ken Shepherd beats out an infield hit and the bases are loaded... Call to the Bullpen: Mike Wagner (30-R). He balks in a run... 7 to 3, Missions... Jerry Portela strikes out looking.

Lost - 7 to 3

We had 4 hits and made 1 error
San Antonio had 11 hits and made 1 error

Dick Register (L 0-1) went 5 innings, allowed 4 runs, 7 hits, 2 home runs, 3 walks (1 INT) and struck out 1. At bat, he had a hit.
RHP Jeff Gleason pitched a perfect inning with 1 strikeout.
RHP David Fuentes went 1.2 innings, allowed 3 runs, 4 hits, 1 walk (INT) and struck out 3.
RHP Mike Wagner faced 1 batter and struck him out, but only after balking in a run.

Ray Voisine (W 1-0) went 6 innings, gave us 3 runs, 3 hits, 2 home runs, 3 walks and struck out 1. He threw 2 WP.

1B Glenn Snowden had 2 hits with his 3rd home run of the year. 3B Fernando Mexicano hit his 2nd home run and had 2 RBI.

The Missions announced that P Darryl Johnson just had a sore ankle that would be fine in a day or two.

Questdog 11-06-2019 08:29 PM

Sunday, April 7, 2002

P Roy Huls (21-R) is ready to pitch and I have decided to send him to Vancouver (A) for some seasoning.

Portland Beavers (2-3 .400 1 GB tied for 3rd place in the PCL West) at
San Antonio Missions (3-2 .600 2 GB in 5th place in the PCL East)

POR: Bobby Johnson (22-R 0-0 1.17) vs. SA: Oscar Navarro (27-R 1-0 3.00)

We scored 3 runs in 6 innings against Navarro the only time we faced him last year and we won the game.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS)
PORTLAND
1: CF Brian Mitchell (20-L .250-16-0-0-.732) Rookie
2: RF Jose Julio (28-R .381-21-0-3-.816)
3: 2B Shannon Kuchta (24-R .286-21-0-0-.681)
4: 1B Glenn Snowden (25-R .250-20-3-8-.973) All-Star Gold Glove
5: 3B Fernando Mexicano (21-L .200-20-2-4-.738)
6: LF Kim Springer (21-L .200-20-0-1-.488) Rookie
7: SS Dave Risinger (26-R .267-15-0-0-.688)
8: C Darrell Milewski (31-R .176-17-0-0-.353)
9: P Bobby Johnson (22-R .000-3-0-0-.000)

SAN ANTONIO
1: CF Gwang-sam Jean (30-L .167-18-0-0-.508)
2: LF Ken Shepherd (26-R .368-19-0-2-.768)
3: 3B Jim Jaeger (34-R .235-17-3-5-1.115) Silver Slugger All-Star
4: RF Al Lawson (33-R .333-18-1-4-.967)
5: C Jeff Parrish (28-S .357-14-0-1-.795) All-Star
6: 2B Lee Cole (31-L .273-11-0-1-.636)
7: 1B Jerry Portela (23-R .111-9-0-0-.311)
8: SS Andy Pineda (27-R .250-12-0-2-.607)
9: P Oscar Navarro (27-S .000-2-0-0-.000)

Game Start: 1:05 PM
Ballpark: Tropicana Field
Weather: Dome
Attendance: 19,964

Top of the First:
Brian Mitchell strikes out. Jose Julio swings at the first pitch and grounds out to 2nd. Shannon Kuchta grounds out to the pitcher...

Bottom of the First:

Gwang-sam Jean lines a hit to left. Ken Shepherd strikes out. Jim Jaeger lines out to center. Jean gets caught stealing!

Top of the Second:
With 1 out, Fernando Mexicano takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. Kim Springer lines a double down the right field line and Mexicano scores! 1 to 0, Beavers! The next two make outs.

Bottom of the Second:

With 1 out, Jeff Parrish lines a hit to center. With 2 outs, Jerry Portela lines another hit to center. Andy Pineda lines a hit to right and Parrish scores... Tie Game: 1 to 1. P Oscar Navarro swings at a 3-2 pitch and grounds out to short.

Top of the Third:
P Bobby Johnson lines a 2-2 pitch to center for a hit! Bobby Mitchell bloops a hit to left. Jose Julio grounds into a force at 2nd, 5-4, and Johnson goes to 3rd. Julio steals 2nd. Shannon Kuchta flies out to center and Johnson tags up and scores. 2 to 1, Beavers! Glenn Snowden grounds out to the pitcher...

Bottom of the Fourth:

Al Lawson grounds one to 3rd, but our Gold Glove 1st baseman, Glenn Snowden, drops the ball... With 1 out, Lee Cole grounds a hit to left. Jerry Portela beats out an infield hit and the bases are loaded... Andy Pineda strikes out! 2 down. P Oscar Navarro grounds out to short!

Bottom of the Seventh:
With 1 out, Andy Pineda draws a walk. The Bullpen is up. With 2 outs, Pineda steals 2nd and then Gwang-sam Jean lines a hit to left and Pineda scores... Tie Game: 2 to 2.

Top of the Ninth:

New Pitcher: Tim Perry (28-R), their closer, with 3 K's in 1.2 IP and no runs. We go down in order...

Bottom of the Ninth:
On the Hill: Jeff Gleason (25-R), beginning his 2nd inning of work after a perfect 8th. With 2 outs, 1B Salvatore Flores (27-L) bloops a hit to left. He steals 2nd, even though we had a pitchout on.... Gwang-sam Jean grounds out to 2nd!

Extras!
Third time already this season!

Top of the Tenth:
2-3-4 up for us. Jose Julio strikes out.... Shannon Kuchta strikes out.... Glenn Snowden strikes in! A home run to right!! 3 to 2, Beavers! Fernando Mexicano grounds a hit to center. Kim Springer lines a hit to left. PH Duffy Bowermaster (29-L) pops out to center.

Bottom of the Tenth:
New Pitcher: John Cox (29-L). PH Victor Maldonado (27-L) lines out to short.

Editor's Note: I did not realized until later that Maldonado was a pinch-hitter. I had no pitcher in the game and OOTP sent him up as a pinch-hitter before I made any moves, which is stupid. Normally, I would not take advantage of such a situation, but I am not restarting this game for this small oversight...

New Pitcher: Ken Powell (30-R). Jim Jaeger pops out to 2nd. 2 outs. Al Lawson swings at the first pitch and drives one to deep right, but Jose Julio runs it down and THIS Ball Game Belongs to the Beavers!

Won - 3 to 2

We had 8 hits and made 1 error
San Antonio had 9 hits and made 1 error

Bobby Johnson went 7 innings, allowed 2 runs, 8 hits, 1 walk and struck out 6. At bat, he had a hit and scored a run.
RHP Jeff Gleason (W 1-0) pitched 2 scoreless innings, allowed 1 hit and struck out 2.
LHP John Cox (H 1) faced 1 batter and retired him.
RHP Ken Powell (SV 1) faced 2 batters and got them both out.

Oscar Navarro went 7 innings, gave us 2 runs, 5 hits, 2 walks (1 INT) and struck out 2.
RHP Tim Perry (L 0-1) went 2 innings, gave us 1 run, 3 hits, 1 home run and struck out 2.

2B Shannon Kuchta hit a double and had an RBI. 1B Glenn Snowden hit his 4th home run of the season and drew 2 walks (1 INT). 3B Fernando Mexicano had a hit and a walk and scored a run. LF Kim Springer had 3 hits with a double and an RBI.

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April 8, 2002

Monday Morning Report

NL Player of the Week - Jim Wagner, LF, Washington (25-S .652/.724/1.348) Had 15 hits with 4 2B, 4 HR, 6 BB, 0 SO, 1 SB, 0 CS, 8 R and 9 RBI in 6 G
PCL Player of the Week - Al Johnson, SP, Kansas City (21-R 2.0 0.00) Pitched 2 shutouts to start his season. 2-0 0.00 ERA 18 IP 8 H 0 HR 2 BB 13 SO.

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

April 1 - Sergio Peralta (27-R) of Boston pitched a 3 hit shutout at home versus Montreal. He walked 2 and struck out 7. The Braves won, 5 to 0.
April 1 - Pete Kinser (28-L) of St. Louis pitched a 3 hit shutout at home versus Pittsburgh. He walked 2 and struck out 7. The Cardinals won, 7 to 0.
April 2 - Al Johnson (21-R) of Kansas City, the reigning Cy Young Award winner and Rookie of the Year, pitched a 5 hit shutout at home versus Denver in his season debut. He walked 2 and struck out 7. At bat, he drew a walk. The Royals won, 5 to 0.
April 4 - Glen Hebert (24-R) of Brooklyn, in his Major League debut, pitched a 4 hit shutout at home versus Cleveland. He walked 2, hit a batter and struck out 8. The Dodgers won, 1 to 0.
April 4 - C Jamie Larson (25-R) of New York had 5 hits with 3 doubles, scored a run and had an RBI at home versus Detroit. The Giants won, 9 to 8, in 14 innings. Larson was with the Pirates last year and he is one of the catchers that I covet. So, I tries to trade for him this winter, but the Pirates demanded one of our Big Three in return, so it was a no go. The Giants gave then 20 game winner Bobby Brown (28-R) for him.
April 4 - LF Eddie Shelton (29-L) of Boston hit a double and a home run, scored 2 runs and had 5 RBI at home versus Pittsburgh. The Braves won, 12 to 4.
April 5 - 1B Luis Hernandez (33-R) of Seattle, the ex-Beaver, went 3 for 3 with 2 home runs and 2 walks, scored 3 runs and had 3 RBI at Salt Lake City, but the Rainiers lost, 12 to 8.
April 5 - Emilio de la Torre (25-R) of Denver, in his Major League debut, pitched a 4 hit shutout at Sacramento. He walked 4 and struck out 4. At bat, he had 2 hits. The Bears won, 2 to 0.
April 5 - Dick Paulo (25-R) of Boston pitched a 2 hit shutout at home versus Pittsburgh. He walked 1 and struck out 4. The Braves won, 2 to 0. RF Artie Hawkins (27-R) had both hits for the Pirates.
April 5 - LF Jim Wagner (25-S) of Washington had 4 hits with a double and a home run, scored 3 runs and had 3 RBI at Miami. The Nationals won, 7 to 1.
April 6 - Paul Jasper (30-R) of Minnesota pitched a 4 hit shutout at home versus San Diego. He did not walk a batter and struck out 4. 89 pitches. He is now 2-0 with an 0.53 ERA in 2 starts. The Twins won, 5 to 0.
April 6 - Hal Kestler (25-R) of Dallas pitched a 4 hit shutout at Hollywood. He did not walk a batter and struck out 7. He is now 1-1 with a 1.06 ERA in 2 starts. The Eagles won, 1 to 0.
April 6 - Cleveland lost P Bill Curtis (25-R) for the season with a torn labrum. He was their closer last season with 31 SV and a 2.17 ERA. He made his first career start today and it did not turn out well, to say the least. He did get the win though, with 1 run allowed in 5.2 IP. The Indians won, 3 to 1.
April 6 - Don Mack (36-R) of New York pitched a 4 hit shutout at home versus Detroit. He walked 3 and struck out 6. At bat, he had 2 hits. It was his season debut. 1B Mark Stone (34-S) hit 2 home runs, drew a walk, scored 3 runs and had 5 RBI. The Giants won, 9 to 0. RF Bob Stout (30-R) had 3 of the 4 hits for the Tigers.
April 7 - Sam Henderson (27-R) of Los Angeles pitched a 3 hit shutout at Milwaukee. He walked 2 and struck out 5. At bat, he had 2 hits and an RBI. He is now 1-0 with a 1.13 ERA in 2 starts. 2B Britt Snyder had 5 hits with a double and a triple, stole a base and scored 2 runs. The Angels won, 6 to 0, on 17 hits.
April 7 - Al Johnson (21-R) of Kansas City pitched a 3 hit shutout at home versus San Francisco. He did not walk a batter and struck out 6. It is the 2nd straight shutout to start the season for the reigning Cy Young Award winner and Rookie of the Year. The Royals won, 1 to 0, and only had 2 hits themselves.
April 7 - Dennis James (28-R) of Cincinnati pitched a 3 hit shutout at Philadelphia. He did not walk a batter and struck out 8. At bat, he had 2 hits with a double and an RBI. He is now 1-1 with a 3.46 ERA in 2 starts. The Reds won, 3 to 0.
April 7 - Kevin Houde (27-R) of Detroit pitched a 3 hit shutout at New York. He walked 2 and struck out 2. At bat, he had a hit. He is now 2-0 with a 2.40 ERA in 2 starts. The Tigers won, 2 to 0.



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