Minor Details: Games of June 13

ST. PAUL SAINTS 18, LOUISVILLE BATS 4 IN LOUISVILLE

St. Paul scored six in the first.  They hit eight home runs in the game.

Multi-hit games:  Michael Helman was 4-for-5 with two home runs, a double, a walk, five runs, and three RBIs.  Matt Wallner was 4-for-6 with two home runs, four runs, and three RBIs.  Yunior Severino was 3-for-5 with two home runs, a walk, three runs, and four RBIs.  Tony Kemp was 3-for-5.  Brooks Lee was 3-for-6 with a home run, two runs, and two RBIs.  Jair Camargo was 2-for-6 with a home run, two runs, and four RBIs.

Home runs:  Wallner 2 (13); Helman 2 (12); Severino 2 (12); Camargo (4); Lee (1).

Multi-RBI games:  Severino 4 (35); Camargo 4 (17); Wallner 3 (38); Helman 3 (35); Lee 2 (4).

Stolen bases:  None.

Pitching prowess:  Scott Blewett struck out four in three shutout innings, giving up two hits.  Jordan Balazovic struck out five in three innings, giving up one run on one hit.

Opposition standout:  Rece Hinds was 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBIs.

Record:  St. Paul is 30-35, in seventh place, fourteen games behind Omaha.

MIDLAND ROCKHOUNDS 8, WICHITA WIND SURGE 5 IN WICHITA

Wichita led 4-1 and 5-4, but Midland scored two in the eighth and two in the ninth to take the game.

Multi-hit games:  Luke Keaschall was 4-for-5 with a home run, a double, and two runs.  Jake Rucker was 3-for-4 with two RBIs.  Wichita had only two other hits.

Home runs:  Keaschall (1).

Multi-RBI games:  Rucker 2 (35).

Stolen bases:  Jeferson Morales (3).

Pitching prowess:  None.

Opposition standout:  Jeisson Rosario was 4-for-5 with a double and two RBIs.

Record:  Wichita is 24-36, in fifth (last) place, nine games behind Springfield.

LANSING LUGNUTS 8, CEDAR RAPIDS KERNELS 0 IN LANSING

Three Lansing pitchers combined to throw a no-hitter.  Lansing scored four in the fifth to take a 4-0 lead.

Multi-hit games:  None.

Home runs:  None.

Multi-RBI games:  None.

Stolen bases:  None.

Pitching prowess:  Jacob Wosinski pitched two shutout innings, giving up two hits and a walk.

Opposition standout:  Jake Garland struck out six in five shutout innings, giving up two walks.

Record:  Cedar Rapids is 34-25, in second place, 3.5 games behind Wisconsin.

LAKELAND AT FORT MYERS (DOUBLEHEADER)

Rained out.  One game will be made up today.  The other game will not be made up.

FCL TWINS 2, FCL PIRATES 0 AT PIRATES (GAME 1--8 INNINGS)

I assume it was scheduled for seven innings, but it was scoreless until Jayson Bass hit a two-run homer in the eighth.

Multi-hit games:  None.

Home runs:  Bass (1).

Multi-RBI games:  Bass 2 (13).

Stolen bases:  None.

Pitching prowess:  Adrian Bohorquez pitched four perfect innings, striking out three.  Yency De Jesus struck out three in three shutout innings, giving up two hits and a walk.  Wilker Reyes struck out three in a scoreless inning, giving up one hit.

Opposition standout:  Carlos Mateo struck out six in 3.2 scoreless innings, giving up one hit and four walks.

FCL PIRATES 9, FCL TWINS 2 AT PIRATES (GAME 2--7 INNINGS) (PLAYED AT THE PIRATES STADIUM, BUT THE TWINS WERE DESIGNATED THE HOME TEAM)

The FCL Pirates scored two in the first and built a 7-0 lead after three.

Multi-hit games:  None.  The Twins had only five hits in the doubleheader.

Home runs:  None.

Multi-RBI games:  None.

Stolen bases:  Yasser Mercedes 2 (15); Jayson Bass (4).

Pitching prowess:  None.

Opposition standout:  Zander Mueth struck out seven in five shutout innings, giving up three hits and two walks.

Record:  The FCL Twins are 15-13, in third place, three games behind the FCL Rays.

DSL TWINS 7, DSL NYY YANKEES 2 AT YANKEES

Leading 2-1, the Twins scored five in the fifth.

Multi-hit games:  None.  The Yankees made three errors and all but one of the Twins' runs was unearned.

Home runs:  None.

Multi-RBI games:  None.

Stolen basesLuis Fragoza (4).

Pitching prowessMelvin Rodriguez struck out five in four innings, giving up one run on three hits and a walk.  Jose Vasquez struck out five in three innings, giving up one run on two hits and a walk.

Opposition standout:  Gabriel Lara was 2-for-3 with two runs.

Record:  The DSL Twins are 4-3, in third place, 2.5 games behind DSL Miami.

TODAY'S TILTS

10:00  DSL Twins at DSL Angels
11:00  FCL Twins at FCL Red Sox
3:30  Lakeland at Fort Myers (Charlee Soto, 0-2, 7.31 and TBD)--doubleheader
6:05  Cedar Rapids (Jeremy Lee, 0-2, 9.39) at Lansing
6:15  St. Paul (David Festa, 1-2, 3.56) at Louisville
7:05  Midland at Wichita (Marco Raya, 0-2, 4.99)

Happy Birthday–June 14

Charlie Buffinton (1861)
Harvey Watkins (1869)
Charles Barrett (1871)
Don Newcombe (1926)
Jim Constable (1933)
Bill Fahey (1950)
Greg Brock (1957)
Mike Laga (1960)
George Tsamis (1967)
Peter Munro (1975)

Michael Hollimon (1982)
Hector Neris (1989)

I wonder if Charlie Buffinton had a similar problem to Ty Wigginton, with people constantly calling him "Buffington".

 Harvey Watkins managed the New York Giants for 35 games in 1895.  Most of his career was spent managing the Barnum & Bailey Circus and the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show.

Charles Barrett was a long-time scout, mostly working for whatever team was employing Branch Rickey.

Continue reading Happy Birthday–June 14

Minor Details: Games of June 12

ST. PAUL SAINTS 7, LOUISVILLE BATS 2 IN LOUISVILLE

Leading 3-1, St. Paul scored four in the seventh.

Multi-hit games:  Tony Kemp was 3-for-5 with a triple and two RBIs.  Diego Castillo was 2-for-4.

Home runs:  None.

Multi-RBI games:  Matt Wallner 3 (35); Kemp 2 (17).

Stolen bases:  None.

Pitching prowess:  Adam Plutko pitched 5.2 innings, giving up one run on five hits and striking out five.  Ryan Jensen pitched 1.1 scoreless innings, giving up one hit and three walks and striking out one.  Josh Winder pitched a scoreless inning, giving up one hit and striking out one.

Opposition standout:  Edwin Rios was 3-for-4 with a home run.

Record:  St. Paul is 29-35, in seventh place, 14.5 games behind Omaha.

WICHITA WIND SURGE 10, MIDLAND ROCKHOUNDS 5 IN WICHITA

Jorel Ortega hit a two-run homer in the fifth to break a 2-2 tie.

Multi-hit games:  Ben Ross was 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, and two runs.  Luke Keaschall was 2-for-4 with a walk, two runs, and two RBIs.  Ortega was 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs, and two RBIs.  Jake Rucker was 2-for-5.

Home runs:  Ross (4); Ortega (3); Kyler Fedco (2).

Multi-RBI games:  Ortega 2 (17); Fedco 2 (13); Keaschall 2 (5).

Stolen bases:  Keaschall (2); Fedco (1).

Pitching prowess:  Cory Lewis struck out five in four innings, giving up two runs (one earned) on five hits and two walks.

Record:  Wichita is 24-35, in fifth (last) place, nine games behind Springfield.

CEDAR RAPIDS KERNELS 7, LANSING LUGNUTS 3 IN LANSING

Jay Harry opened the game with a home run. and Cedar Rapids led all the way.

Multi-hit games:  Agustin Ruiz was 3-for-4 with a triple, a double, and four RBIs.  Rayne Doncon was 2-for-4 with a walk.  Kyle Hess was 2-for-4 with two doubles.  Rubel Cespedes was 2-for-5 with two runs.

Home runs:  Harry (5).

Multi-RBI games:  Ruiz 4 (26).

Stolen bases:  None.

Pitching prowess:  Christian MacLeod struck out six in 4.2 innings, giving up two runs on six hits and three walks.  A. J. Labas retired all four men he faced, striking out one.  Ricardo Velez pitched a scoreless inning, giving up one hit and striking out one.

Record:  Cedar Rapids is 34-24, in second place, 2.5 games behind Wisconsin.

LAKELAND AT FORT MYERS (2)

Rained out.  The teams will play a doubleheader today and another doubleheader Saturday.

TODAY'S TILTS

9:00  FCL Twins at FCL Pirates--doubleheader
10:00  DSL NYY Yankees at DSL Twins
3:35  Lakeland at Fort Myers (Cesar Lares, 2-2, 3.02 and TBD)--doubleheader
5:35  St. Paul (Scott Blewett, 3-2, 2.64) at Louisville
6:05  Cedar Rapids (TBD) at Lansing
7:05  Midland at Wichita (Pierson Ohl, 3-4, 4.99)

Remodeled basement. Same half-baked taste.