Mesa scored four in the third and five in the fifth, building a 12-1 lead on the way to a 13-7 victory.
Jarek Cunningham (Pittsburgh) led the Solar Sox with two home runs and a triple, scoring three times and driving in five. Joe Mahoney (Baltimore) had two doubles and a home run, driving in three. Robbie Grossman (Pittsburgh) singled and homered, and Brian Dozier had two hits. Terry Doyle (White Sox) got the win, going five innings and giving up a run on a hit and a walk. Brett Jacobson worked 1.1 scoreless innings, walking two and striking out two.
The Rafters were led by Nolan Aranado (Colorado), who had two singles and a homer and drove in three. Dixon Machado (Detroit) singled and tripled. Stephen Fife (Dodgers) surrendered seven runs on seven hits and two walks in only three innings to take the loss.
Mesa travels to Salt River this afternoon.
Candy Cummings (1848)
Cliff Carroll (1859)
Walt Wilmot (1863)
Boileryard Clarke (1868)
Hans Lobert (1881)
Burt Shotton (1884)
Charlie Berry (1902)
Skeeter Newsome (1910)
Roy Cullenbine (1913)
Andy Carey (1931)
Bobby Knoop (1938)
Willie Horton (1942)
Ed Farmer (1949)
George Hendrick (1949)
Andy Hassler (1951)
Jerry Royster (1952)
Mike Walters (1957)
Alan Mills (1966)
Doug Mirabelli (1970)
Alex Cora (1975)
Alex Cora was drafted by Minnesota in the twelfth round in 1993, but he did not sign.
We would also like to wish a very happy birthday to AMR.
Continue reading Happy Birthday–October 18
Had a row with an in-law yesterday. Still trying to cool off.
let's kill this travel theme once and for all...
Where they stand: Mesa is 3-8, third in the AFL East, 6 games behind Salt River. They are on a one-game winning streak.
Who's hot: Brian Dozier is hitting .353/.395/.500 in 34 at-bats. Chris Herrmann is hitting .417/.533/.667 in 12 at-bats.
Who's cold: Aaron Hicks is hitting .097/.263/.161 in 31 at-bats. Brett Jacobson is 0-1, 7.36, 1.91 WHIP in 3.2 innings (3 appearances). Bruce Pugh is 0-1, 13.50, 3.64 WHIP in 4.2 innings (4 appearances). He has walked 7 and struck out 2. Dakota Watts is 0-1, 9.53, 1.76 WHIP in 5.2 innings (4 appearances). He has walked 4 and struck out 7.
Who's in the middle: Cole DeVries is 1-0, 4.50, 1.00 WHIP in 10 innings (3 starts). He has walked 1 and struck out 8.
In a see-saw game, Magallanes scored in the bottom of the eighth to take a 7-6 win over Aragua.
Jesus Flores (Washington) had three hits to lead the Navegantes. Richard Hidalgo (yes, he's still around) and Adonis Garcia each singled and homered, with Garcia driving in three. Kole Calhoun (Angels) and Bryan LaHair (Cubs) each homered. Rafael Cova walked one in a scoreless eighth to get the win. Jean Machi (San Francisco) struck out two in a perfect ninth for the save.
Aragua was led by Edgardo Alfonzo, who had two singles and a double. Lastings Milledge doubled and homered, and Ramon Castro had two hits. Joe Benson was 0-for-4. The loss went to Victor Moreno, who allowed the winning run on two hits and a walk in just one-third of an inning.
Aragua is off today. The Tigres travel to Margarita Tuesday.
Texas Rangers (no World Series titles) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (second-most World Series titles). Cardinals, do the right thing!
This also means LNP made the Series...
Buck Ewing (1859)
Paul Derringer (1906)
Red Rolfe (1908)
Howie Moss (1918)
Johnny Klippstein (1927)
Jim Gilliam (1928)
Pete Cimino (1942)
Dan Pasqua (1961)
John Mabry (1970)
John Rocker (1974)
Gil Velazquez (1979)
Continue reading Happy Birthday–October 17
TV Show of the Month: The Walking Dead (2010)
I watched the first season in one ridiculous six-hour marathon just five days ago. And...meh.
What have you seen?
Stay tuned for twayn week, which will start eventually.