.... and now I try for three in a row! Yee-haw!
Tacoma just can't seem to figure out that Reno squad and got beat again. Jackson got rained out, or something like that. High Desert put a spanking on Modesto of epic proportions. Clinton was invaded by aliens and the game was postponed. The VSL M's came out on top in a pitching duel.
High Desert: 29-25
VSL Mariners: 11-5
Pitcher of the Day: Kevin Quintanilla, VSL Mariners
Player of the Day: Mike McGee, High Desert Mavericks
Song of the Day: For no particular reason, I feel like hearing some...
Beck - "Beer Can"
Let's do dis, t'day
TACOMA RAINIERS 3, RENO ACEHOLES 8
I started this out by stating that the Rainiers just can't figure out Reno, and that is partiall true. The biggest problem with Tacoma is that they keep sending guys like Jeff Marquez out to start and they are as effective as a cowpie on a dance floor.
Funny I should mention Marquez...
Jeff Marquez started last night for the Rainiers and pitched just well enough for the R's to lose. Marquez went six innings giving up 4 runs on 7 hits, walked 2, struckout 3, uncorked a wild one, and plunked 2 Aces.
Cesar Jimenez took over in the seventh and stunk it up something fierce! Jimenez was able to record just two outs as he gave up 4 runs on 3 hits, walked 2, struckout 1, and uncorked 2 wild ones.
Ollie Perez relieved Jimenez in the seventh inning with a runner on base and two outs. Ollie did his job right and stranded the runner, and then went on to pitch the final inning with no drama. Perez's final line was an inning and a third pitched giving up nothing on 1 hit, walked 1, and struckout no one.
The Rainier offense collected 8 hits and 3 walks to score their 3 runs. They were an efficient 3 for 7 with runners in scoring position and stranded India (9).
RF Casper Wells in the three-hole went 0/4 with a run scored and a walk.
LF Carlos Peguero in the four-hole went 1/4 with a run scored.
3B Vinnie Catricala in the five-hole went 2/4 with a solo homerun, scored a run and added 2 ribbies.
SS Carlos Triunfel in the six-hole went 1/3 with a sacrifice.
DH Mike Wilson in the seven-hole went 1/3 with a ribbie and a walk.
C Guillermo Quiroz in the eight-hole went 1/3 with a walk.
The Rainier defense commintted no errors and turned 2 doubleplays. LF Carlos "Piggy" Peguero threw out a runner at 3rd for an assist.
HIGH DESERT MAVERICKS 12, MODESTO'S NUTS 2
Bring on the Nuts!
For whatever reason, Pedro Grifol threw an armada of relief arms at the Modesto team and came out smelling like a rose. Angel Raga made his first start of 2012 and conducted himself well. Mostly. Raga worked four and a third innings giving up 2 runs on 5 hits, walked 1, struckout 1, and uncorked a wild one.
Willy Kesler relieved Raga in the fifth inning with two runners on base and one out. The Big Cat allowed one of the two runners to score (bastard!), but no other damage as he got the Mavericks out of the inning.
Jonathan Arias took over in the sixth and pitched well. Arias went two innings giving up nothing on 1 hit, walked no one, and struckout 2. The Mav offense woke up while he was the pitcher of record and made a winner out of him.
Jose Jimenez entered the game in the eighth inning and worked around a hit in his single inning of work. Jimenez walked no one and struckout 2.
Carson Smith pitched the final frame wtih no runs, no hits, no walks, no strikeouts.... no drama.
The Mavericks offense collected 12 hits, 2 walks, and a Jack Marder plunking to score their 12 runs. They were an other worldly 6 for 9 with runners in scoring position and stranded just 3.
SS Brad Miller in the leadoff spot went 1/5 with a double and a run scored.
2B Jack Marder in the two-hole went 1/4 with 2 runs scored and 2 ribbies.
DH Julio Morban in the three-hole went 1/5 wtih a run scored.
C John Hicks in the four-hole went 3/5 with 3 runs scored and a ribbie.
Five-holer 1B Mickey Wiswall went 2/5 with a double, 2 runs scored, and 2 ribbies.
LF Mike McGee in the six-hole went 2/4 with a double, a run scored, 3 ribbies, and a walk.
RF Kevin Rivers in the seven-hole went 1/3 with a 2-run homerun and a walk.
3B Mario Martinez in the eight-hole went 0/3 with a ribbie and a sac fly.
CF James Jones in the nine-hole went 1/4 with a run socred.
The Maverick defense committed no errors... let that sink in for a minute. The Mavericks turned 1 doubleplay.
VSL MARINERS 2, VSL RAYS 1
Because of weather, or revolution, the game between the Latin M's and the Latin Rays was completed early (8 innings). The boxscore reports that it was 85 degrees and cloudy with a 10 mph wind carrying out to CF. Must have been a revolution...
Kevin Quintanilla started for the Latin M's and pitched well. Quintanilla worked six and a third innings giving up 1 unearned run on 5 hits, walked no one, struckout 5, and plunked a Ray. The ASPCA has no jurisdiction in Venezuala, so they were not notified.
Liarvis Breto worked the final inning and two-thirds giving up nothing on 1 hit, walked no one, and struckout 1 to pick up his first win.
Picking up just 6 hits, the Mariner offense has little to report on. Jesus Ugueto had one of the hits (a double) and picked up a ribbie. Pedro Okuda (some of you may remember that name) went 2/4 with nothing to show for it.
Jhonbaker Morales (what a freakin' name!) also hit a double with a ribbie.
Piss on the fire and call in the dogs. I'm outta here!