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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Nieve Closes Win at Round Rock

AAA: Round Rock survived the departure of Jason Lane and defeated Fresno 5-2. Cody Ransom was 2-3 with a double and a pair of runs scored. Chris Sampson pitched a stellar seven innings, allowing only two runs, and Fernando Nieve pitched a perfect ninth to earn his first save of the season.

AA: San Antonio whipped the Hooks 7-1. The Hooks' bullpen was the culprit, as both Monte Mansfield and Steve Kent were beat up badly after entering the game in a 1-1 tie. With Josh Anderson getting the night off, Hunter Pence played CF and batted leadoff, going 0-3 with a walk. Showing why he is usually a DH, Josh Bonifay committed three errors (giving him 22 on the season) at third base, all three coming in the nightmarish eighth inning. Greg Rajan has a piece in the Corpus Christi Caller-Times today breaking down the state of the Hooks in the aftermath of the slew of roster moves that have drastically altered their roster.

High A: The Avalanche won a pitchers duel with Wilmington in dramatic fashion, as C Jeff Mackfor hit a two-out RBI single to plate the game's only run. Rory Shortell pitched very well in his fourth start since being added to the Salem rotation.

Low A: The Legends continued their tumble, losing 4-3 to Savannah. The offense continues to be sparse for the Legends, who managed only seven hits.

Short Season A: The Valley Cats lost at home to Jamestown 4-1. Nick Moresi had two hits.

Rookie: Princeton beat Greenville 7-4. Ronnie Ramirez was 2-5 with a double and a triple in the loss, and Polin Trinidad finally pitched like a mere mortal.

Zobrist/Talbot Watch: Quiet night at the plate for Ben Zobrist (0-5 with a run scored). Mitch Talbot did not pitch last night, but his new teammate did. The Missle!!! Scoreless inning for Dan the Man in his debut with AA Montgomery. Aubrey Huff was 1-4 with a double and a K for the Astros.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

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