Yakima 8, Boise 7. Boise blew a 7-2 lead, giving up 6 runs over the last 3 innings. Boise is 30-35 overall.
Daniel Vogelbach with a 450 ft home run out into the street in dead center field. Marco Hernandez also homered for Boise.
Gioskar Amaya 0-5 2k .304Stephen Bruno 3-3 double r 2w .340Jeimer Candelario 0-5 k .281Daniel Vogelbach 3-4 home run 2r w RBI .343Willson Contreras 1-4 RBI 2k HBP .272Albert Almora 1-5 double k .250Xavier Batista 1-2 double 2r RBI 2w .204Marco Hernandez 1-3 home run 2r 2RBI w .272Trey Martin 1-4 double 2RBI 3k .259
Team RISP: 2-for-11.Team LOB: 8.
Trey Martin and manager Mark Johnson ejected in the 8th inning, apparently disputing a strike 3 (check swing) call.
Fielding errors: Candelario 2 (19, fielding, throw), Bruno (15, throw), Vogelbach (1, fielding)3 of the errors by the 3 different players occurred in the 5th, allowing 2 unearned runs.
Ian Dickson 5.0 IP 2r 3h 0er w 4k 5.07ERAHunter Ackerman 2.2 IP 4er 3h 1w 1k 8.00ERATyler Bremer (BS, 1)(L, 0-1) 5.40ERA
Oops re: Wells and DeWitt.
Cardenas is remotely interesting. He, like DeWitt, has torn it up in the minors but not in the bigs. There's no spot for him on the team outside of utility infielder, but his defense is pretty bad.
Hail Caesar !!????
This guy is dropping like a ton of bricks. BB's own kid is outhitting him.
While Maddux and Reuschel never had blazing fastballs, they did throw harder than people remember when they first came up. Maddux was a consistent 91-92 guy early in his career and Reuschel had a hard sinker.
Hendricks doesn't throw as hard as either one.
I think a big worry is that as he progresses higher, the numbers won't be nearly as good.
August 20th Report cont:
Iowa 3 Memphis 11 Iowa is 50-80
AZL Cubs lost 5-1 They are 30-17.
Daniel Lockhart 1-4 .224Carlos Penalver 2-4 .279Shawon Dunston 0-4 .289Justin Marra 1-3 .313 WAnthony Giansanti 0-4 .000 RehabYasiel Balaguert 2-4 .229Garrett Schlecht 0-4 .230David Bote 1-2 .240 WTrevor Gretzky 1-3 .269
Team RISP: 1-for-6.Team LOB: 6.
FIELDINGE: Schlecht (4, throw), Lockhart (12, fielding), Maltos-Garcia (1, pickoff), Gretzky (4, fielding).
Paul Blackburn 4.0ip 0er 2h 1W 4K era 2.55 Great!Rafael Dolis (L, 0-1) 1.1ip 2er 3h era 5.40Arturo Maltos-Garcia 0.2ip 2er 1h era 6.23Daniel Adrian 2.0ip 0er 0h era 3.66
Memphis 0 Iowa 2 Iowa is 51-80
Tony Campana 1-4 .282 3KNate Samson 1-3 .280James Adduci 0-4 .319 3KBlake Lalli 1-3 .256 Jeff Frazier 1-3 .292 HR(1)Diory Hernandez 1-3 .207 2bBrian Esposito 0-3 .229Matt Tolbert 1-3 .232 2bAlfredo Amezaga 1-1 .280
Team RISP: 0-for-7.Team LOB: 4.
FIELDINGE: McClung (5, throw).
Seth McClung (W,1-0) 7.0ip 0er 6h 1W 6K era 6.32Scott Maine (H, 2) 1.0ip 0er 0h era 2.97Blake Parker (S, 6) 1.0ip 0er 0h era 2.18
Peoria 4 Wisconsin 2 Peoria is 22-34 for the second half
Pin-Chieh Chen 1-4 .258 WTimothy Saunders 1-5 .350Dustin Geiger 1-4 .249Jorge Soler 3-4 .343Chadd Krist 0-4 .246Jacob Rogers 0-3 .176 WOliver Zapata 0-3 .230 WWes Darvill 1-4 .234Sergio Burruel 3-4 .250 2b
Team RISP: 3-for-11.Team LOB: 7.
BASERUNNINGSB: Darvill (10, 2nd base off Wawrzasek/Garfield), Zapata (16, 2nd base off Strong/Garfield),
FIELDINGE: Geiger (18, fielding), Rogers (3, throw).
Jeffry Antigua 5.2ip 1er 2r 5h 1W 5K era 1.91Austin Reed (W, 5-7) 2.1ip 0er 1h era 3.70Larry Suarez S(4) 1.0ip 0er 0h era 4.46
**But for some lousy pitching and errors aplenty, Boise would be tearing that league apart.**
**with pitiful pitching Boise has a losing record, 30-35. Pitching is the bane of this organization no matter what the level...**sigh**
There is something to that. Boise not only has the youngest position-player roster in the NW League, but the only one averaging under 20 years old (19.8). This probably explains why they tend to be more mistake-prone and impatient. Defensively they have committed the second most errors. Offensively, they have walked the fewest times, are not very successful at stealing bases, and have the 3rd most Ks.
But Boise also has real offensive talent and has the numbers to show it. With this young roster, Boise leads the league in runs scored, runs per game, team batting average, hits, XBH, triples, home runs, total bases, SLG% and OPS. They are a close second in doubles, probably because Amaya seems to have a way of turning doubles into triples.
Pitching for Boise is still a problem. They have the 3rd youngest pitching staff with the 2nd highest ERA, the highest WHIP and the most runs scored against. Manager Mark Johnson said before the season began that starting pitching might be OK, but the bullpen could be a problem. That prediction has held up, even though the bullpen has gotten some help in the second half.