13 June 2010
Rochester 10 (27-36), Toledo 6
The Red Wings won their third straight game as they attempt to get back into playoff contention after a terrible start to the season. Last night they beat Toledo 10-6 as they put on one of their most complete offensive games of the season and got some good relief pitching to help Glen Perkins in the Red Wings’ victory.
Perkins had been very good as of late, but in this one he was not very solid. It is possible the extra day that he got in between starts messed up his timing, but for whatever reason he couldn’t get guys out as easily as he could in the past. Perkins only lasted 4.1 innings and gave up six runs on eight hits along with two walks and two strikeouts while giving up three homeruns in his 4.1 innings. With the six runs allowed it increased Perkins ERA on the year to 7.76.
Rob Delaney then came on and had a great outing in relief. Delaney had really been struggling as of late as he had given up 10 runs in his last 9 innings of work. However, in this one Delaney was awesome, pitching 3.2 scoreless innings on only one hit along with an impressive six strikeouts. With the 3.2 scoreless innings Delaney had his ERA on the year drop to 4.79 along with picking up the win to move his record on the year to 7-3.
Anthony Slama then came in and pitched a scoreless 9th inning on one hit to lower his ERA on the year to 1.73.
The Red Wings were all over Toledo pitching in this game and that is the main reason they got the win. Rochester scored ten runs on an awesome 15 hits along with drawing four walks and leaving a much-too-many 11 men on base in this game.
The Red Wings were led offensively in this one by Brock Peterson who went 3-5 at the plate with his 11th homerun along with his 12th double and drove in his 32nd RBI of the year. With the three hits he improved his average on the year to .260.
Yancarlos Ortiz went 2-4 at the plate with 4 RBI to bring his total since his promotion to six and brought his average up to .444. Dustin Martin went 2-4 at the plate with his 11th and 12th doubles of the year and his 45th RBI of the year and his average up to an even .300. Toby Gardenhire went 2-4 at the plate along with three runs scored to bring his average on the year to .227. Jose Morales went 2-5 at the plate along with his ninth RBI and his two hits brought his average on the year up to .250. Wilson Ramos went 2-5 at the plate with his 17th RBI and brought his average up to .234. Matt Macri went 1-5 at the plate with his 13th double of the year. Jason Repko also contributed a base hit in the winning cause for the Red Wings.
Tonight, the Red Wings continue their series with Toledo as Matt Fox gets the start for Rochester. Game time is at 5:30 p.m. in Toledo as the Red Wings try to extend their winning streak to four games.
New Britain Business
New Britain 8 (17-44), Altoona 7
The Rockcats nearly had an historic collapse in this game against first-place Altoona. For eight innings they had a great game before everything fell apart in the 9th. The Rockcats had an 8-1 lead going into the bottom of the 9th thanks to good hitting and a great pitching performance from David Bromberg.
However, as been the case all year long, if something bad can happen to the Rockcats it usually does.
The Rockcats’ bullpen gave up six runs in the 9th inning and had the tying run on third base before Matt Williams recorded a strikeout to put the game away. It should not take away from the wonderful pitching performance from Bromberg, who had it all working last night. Bromberg went seven innings and gave up one run on only five hits along with two walks and three strikeouts to lower his ERA on the season to 3.54 and improve his record to 4-4.
This year has not been easy on Bromberg, the reigning minor league pitcher-of-the-year, as he has not lived up to expectations, which might have been a little bit unrealistic for the big righty. However, by most standards he has had a good year and I expect a big second half from Bromberg.
Cole DeVries then came on and was not very good again for the Rockcats. DeVries went 1+ inning and gave up three runs on four hits along with a strikeout to raise his ERA on the year to 6.30.
Matt Williams finished the game, and nearly lost the game for New Britain. Williams also went 1+ innings and gave up three runs on three hits although only one of them was earned along with a strikeout to raise his ERA on the year to 4.35.
The Rockcats' offense had their best offensive day of the season and it turned out they needed every run. New Britain scored eight runs on a season high 18 hits along with leaving eight guys on base. Chris Parmelee committed his fourth error of the year in the victory. The Rockcats were led offensively by Jair Fernandez who went 3-5 at the plate with his 2nd and 3rd doubles of the year and three RBI to bring his season total to four and his average up to .256.
Parmelee went 3-5 at the plate to bring his average up to .198. Mark Dolenc went 2-4 at the plate with his 4th and 5th doubles of the year to bring his average up to .253. Brandon Roberts went 2-5 at the plate with his fourth double of the year and his 10th RBI to bring his average up to .338. Yangervis Solarte went 2-5 at the plate with his eighth double of the year to bring his season average up to .277.
Erik Lis went 2-2 at the plate before leaving the game due to injury to bring his average up to .301. Juan Portes went 2-4 at the plate to bring his average up to .177. Ben Revere and Steve Singleton each contributed a base hit in the winning cause for the Rockcats.
Tonight, the Rockcats finish off their series with Altoona as Carlos Gutierrez is scheduled to take the hill for New Britain. Game time is at 5 p.m. in Altoona as the Rockcats try to follow a good win with another tonight.
Fort Myers Minutes
The Miracle continued their All Star Break this week. Even though the team was inactive, Fort Myers had a couple players participate in the annual North vs. South All Star Game in the Florida State League. Chris Hermann went 0-1 at the plate. Billy Bulluck pitched an inning and gave up two runs on three hits in his outing.
The Miracle will begin the second half of their season Monday night at home against Palm Beach as they try to improve on a disappointing first half, where they went 26-33 and finished in fifth place in the FSL South division.
Beloit 14 (32-30), Bowling Green 1
The Snappers continue their late run at possibly making the playoffs as they won their fourth straight game against Bowling Green in a blowout of 14-1 in Beloit last night. It is probably too late for the Snappers to make the playoffs as they trail Quad Cities by 5 games with 7 games to play for the final playoff spot. However, it is a good thing going into the 2nd half as the Snappers have played very well except a couple week slump that took them out of contention.
In this matchup Edgar Ibarra got the start for the Snappers and was excellent. Ibarra went seven innings and only gave up an unearned run on five hits along with two walks and 10 strikeouts to lower his ERA on the year to 4.50 and improved his record on the year to 4-6.
Eliecer Cardenas then came on and pitched a scoreless inning of relief on a hit along with a walk and two strikeouts to lower his ERA on the year to 2.45. Matt Tone then came on and pitched a perfect ninth along with a strikeout to lower his ERA on the year to 3.90 on the year.
The Snappers went crazy offensively in this one as they put up season highs in both runs and hits. Beloit scored a season high 14 runs on 15 hits along while drawing seven walks and leaving six guys on base.
Danny Rams had his second passed ball of the year in the win. The Snappers were led offensively by James Beresford who went 3-5 at the plate with his 21st and 22nd RBI of the year and brought his average up to .267. Aaron Hicks went 2-4 at the plate with his 14th and 15th doubles of the year along with 2 RBI to bring his season total up to 20 and his average up to .252.
Angel Morales went 2-3 at the plate with his 12th double and 5th triple of the year along with 4 RBI’s to bring his season total up to 35 and brought his average up to .284. Steve Liddle went 2-3 at the plate with his 24th and 25th RBI of the year and his average went up to .237. Danny Rams went 2-5 at the plate to bring his average up to .228.
Reggie Williams went 2-3 at the plate with his third homerun of the year and three RBI’s to bring his season total up to 21 along with scoring three runs. With the two hits Williams is now hitting .226 on the year. Michael Gonzalez and Daniel Santana each contributed a base hit in the winning cause for the Snappers.
Tonight, the Snappers finish off their series with Bowling Green as Michael Tonkin gets the start for Beloit. Game time is at 4 p.m. in Beloit as the Snappers try to extend their winning streak to five games and attempt to close in on Quad Cities in the playoff race.
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