Tuesday, July 15, 2008

7-15 CUP O' JO

Recapping yesterday's action:

JOEY GOMES (OF, Joliet Jackhammers, Northern League IND):
7/14: 1 for 5 in a 3-6 loss to the Schaumburg Flyers after a long busride. Joey had a single, a walk and a K .246 Avg.
Joliet is 5-5 in their last 10 with a 2 game losing streak.

CHAD FILLINGER - P, Joliet Jackhammers, Northern League - IND:
7/14: Good outing for Chad with 2.1 innings pitched in middle relief. 2 hits and 5 Ks, no earned runs. 2.76 ERA.

LOUIS OTT (DH/INF Detroit Tigers Organization - Erie Seawolves, AA):
7-14: 0 for 3 at DH with a ground out and 2 K's in a 1-2 loss to Altonna. .167 Avg. Recap
Erie is 2-8 in their last 10 with a 2 game losing streak.

TOMMY EVERIDGE (1B, Oakland A's Organization - Midland Rockhounds, AA):
7-14: 0 for 2 with 2 walks in Midland's 4-3 win over Corpus Christi. .257 Avg Recap
Midland is 6-4 in their last 10 with a 2 game win streak. Recap

KONRAD SCHMIDT (C, Arizona Diamondbacks Organization - Visalia Oaks, High A): PROMOTED TO CLASS A ADVANCED VISALIA OAKS
7-14: 2 for 4 at catcher with two singles, a RBI, one run scored, and two fly outs in a 4-6 loss to Bakersfield. .364 Avg. Recap
Visalia is 6-4 in their last 10 with a 1 game losing streak.

STEPHEN PEARSON (1B, American Assn-Wichita Wingnuts, IND):
7-14: Day off for the Wingnuts.
7-13: o-4 in a 7-8 loss to the Lincoln Salt Dogs. .299 Avg.
Wichita is 3-7 in their last ten with a 2 game losing streak.

JONNY GOMES (DH, Tampa Bay Rays):
All Star Break for the Rays. They pick it up again on Friday, opening a three game home series with Toronto, followed by 3 more at home with Oakland. The Rays have excelled at home so perhaps fan support will help them reverse the skid and get back on track after a 7 game losing streak. Sunday's loss was especially tough as the Rays relinquished first place in the AL East to the Red Sox.

ROY candidate Evan Longoria hit three out of the park in last night's Home Run Derby. Not enough to make it out of the first round, but he did better than he thought he would. He's an admittedly lousy batting practice hitter. Quite a display by former Ray, Josh Hamilton with 28 dingers in the first round. Justin Morneau managed 5 in the final round to Hamilton's 3 and took the trophy, but the night was Hamilton's. Another nice chapter in a story that began with superhuman amounts of talent and appeared it might end with blown last chances as Hamilton battled substance abuse. The Rays lost Hamilton a few winters back when they didn't protect him with a 40 man roster spot and lost him in the Rule 5 draft. Couldn't fault them at the time, but it's sure a move we'd all like to have back.

Catcher Dionner Navarro and pitcher Scott Kazmir will join Evan Longoria in representing the Rays in the All-Star Game tonight at 4pm PDT.

BRANDON MORROW (P, Seattle Mariners):
All Star Break. The Mariners get the newly rekindled Indians at home when they pick it up again on Friday.

7-13: Brandon bounced back from Saturday's blown save, facing the same two out batter that hit a walk off the night before. This time he entered the game with a one run lead, he struck out Buck for the second out and worked De Jesus to a full count before enticing a fly out to end it and notch his 9th save. The win avoided a sweep by the Royals. ERA now stands at 1.76. Seattle is 4-6 in their last 10 games with a 1 game win streak. Gameday Recap

DJ GENTILE (OF, Mat-Su Miners (Palmer, AK), Alaska Baseball League, Amateur):
7-14: 2 for 4 with 2 singles, a ground out and a K in a 1-3 loss to the Glacier Pilots.
7-10: 0-2 at DH in a 6-8 loss to the Glacier Pilots. .286 Avg. Gotta tell you, finding and deciphering the Mat-Su stats is about a 25 click process so PTownFan isn't always sure she has the latest. Sorry DJ and faithful followers.

Click here for great photographs by Nina Zhito, Argus Courier

10/11 Year Olds - District 35 Final:
PNLL, winners of the South Area, lost to Mark West 14-3 last night in the battle for the District Flag. Congrats on a great effort PNLL!

11/12 Year Olds (Major/Little Leauge All Stars) - District 35 Final:
South Area Champs, PVLL, continue on the Road To Williamsport for the Little League World Series with a 14-5 win over Santa Rosa American last night, capturing the District Flag. Next stop is the Section I Tourney in Woodland on Thursday, 7/17. Good luck PVLL!

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