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05.04.13 Mariners Minor League Report

05.04.13 Mariners Minor League Report

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SEATTLE MARINERS MINOR LEAGUE REPORT 
Games of May 3, 2013
LAST NIGHT’S RESULT STANDINGS FIRST HALF WINNER/LOSER/SAVE
at Tacoma 7
, Reno 6 19-10, 1st, +2.5 W-Paxton (2-2)/S-Farquhar (2)
at Jackson
, Jacksonville 12-15, 3rd, -5.0 CANCELLED RAIN
at High Desert 9
, Lancaster 7 15-13, T2nd, -1.5 W-Kim (2-1)/S-Shackleford (5)
at Clinton
, Dayton 12-13, 4th, -6.5 CANCELLED RAIN
LEAGUE STANDINGS
Pacific Coast League Standings (Northern Division):W L PCT GB Home Away Div Streak L10Tacoma Rainiers 19 10 .655 - 8-5 11-5 4-5 W10 10-0
Colorado Springs Sky Sox 15 11 .577 2.5 5-4 10-7 6-6 W1 6-4Salt Lake Bees 15 14 .517 4.0 11-6 4-8 10-6 W3 3-7Reno Aces 9 20 .310 10.0 4-12 5-8 5-8 L1 3-7
Southern League Standings (Northern Division):W L PCT GB Home Away Div Streak L10
Birmingham Barons 17 10 .630 - 10-2 7-8 7-5 W4 8-2Tennessee Smokies 15 12 .556 2.0 8-6 7-6 7-3 L1 5-5
Jackson Generals 12 15 .444 5.0 6-6 6-9 3-2 L1 5-5
Chattanooga Lookouts 11 16 .407 6.0 6-9 5-7 8-14 L3 4-6Huntsville Stars 9 17 .346 7.5 3-12 6-5 7-8 L5 2-8
California League Standings (Southern Division):W L PCT GB Home Away Div Streak L10
Lancaster JetHawks 16 11 .593 - 8-5 8-6 12-7 L1 5-5
High Desert Mavericks 15 13 .536 1.5 10-4 5-9 10-12 W1 7-3
Inland Empire 66ers 15 13 .536 1.5 9-8 6-5 11-6 W1 7-3Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 14 14 .500 2.5 10-4 4-10 10-11 W2 5-5Lake Elsinore Storm 8 19 .296 8.0 7-7 1-12 8-15 L1 3-7
Midwest League Standings (Western Division):W L PCT GB Home Away Div Streak L10
Cedar Rapids Kernels 19 7 .731 - 11-2 8-5 12-5 W1 8-2Quad Cities River Bandits 16 10 .615 3.0 7-4 9-6 11-6 W1 5-5Beloit Snappers 13 12 .520 5.5 6-6 7-6 8-8 W2 6-4
Clinton LumberKings 12 13 .480 6.5 4-6 8-7 7-10 W1 6-4
Kane County Cougars 12 13 .480 6.5 8-7 4-6 7-9 W4 5-5Peoria Chiefs 11 12 .478 6.5 7-5 4-7 8-8 W1 4-6Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 10 14 .417 8.0 4-8 6-6 6-9 W2 5-5Burlington Bees 9 14 .391 8.5 3-9 6-5 6-10 L2 3-7
 
MARINERS MINOR LEAUGE AFFILIATES TEAM RECAPS
 AAA TACOMA RAINIERS
 – 
PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE
 
Reno 6 runs, 9 hits, 1 error Tacoma 7 runs, 11 hits, 0 errors
RECAP
: The Rainiers jumped out to a 5-0 lead after the 2nd innings and held on after allowing a 5-run 7th inning as Tacoma defeatedReno 7-6 on Friday night. The win gave the Rainiers their first 10-game winning streak since securing victories in 10 straight contests, July29-August 10, 2008. It also put the team 9 games over .500 for the first time since the club was 61-51 on August 5, 2010. Starter
JamesPaxton
(5.0,2,1,1,1,9) struck out a season-high 9 batters in 5.0 inning to earn his 2nd win of the season. RH
Tyler Burgoon
(1.0,2,3,3,2,0)and RH
Logan Bawcom
(1.2,4,2,2,0,3) combined to allow 5 runs in the 7th inning, while LH
Brian Moran
(0.2,0,0,0,0,1) and RH
DannyFarquhar 
(0.2,1,0,0,0,1) held the Aces scoreless over the final 1.1 innings to secure the win.
Farquhar 
recorded the final 2 outs to recordhis 4th save of the season. SS
Carlos Triunfel
(3x4, 2 R, 2B) led the Rainiers with 3 hit, while LF
Nate Tenbrink
(2x4, R, HR, 3 RBI), 1B
Rich Poythress
(2x3, 2 R, 2 2B, BB), DH
Scott Savastano
(2x4, R, 2 RBI), C
Jesus Sucre
(2x4 R, 2 RBI) each recorded multi-hitcontests.
OF NOTE:
INF
Nick Franklin
has hit safely in 17 of 20 games this season, .356 (26x73) with 16 runs scored, 4 doubles, 3 home runs, 14RBI, 4 stolen bases and 16 walks. OF
Eric Thames
went 0x3 snapping his on-base streak at 27 games, which is the longest on-basestreak in the PCL this season. Overall this season he is batting .330 (36x109) with 21 runs scored, 7 double, 1 triple, 5 home runs, 18 RBI,2 stolen base and 19 walks. INF
Carlos Triunfel
has hit safely in 13 of his last 15 games he has appeared with 7 multi-hit games, batting.391 (25x64) with 14 runs scored, 6 doubles, 1 triple, 3 home runs and 15 RBI. INF
Rich Poythress
in 7 of his last 8 games, batting .444(12x27) with 5 runs scored, 6 doubles, 1 home run and 9 RBI.
PCL AWARDS
: INF
Nick Franklin
was named the Pacific Coast League Player of the Week and RHP
 Andrew Carraway
was named theleague’s Pitcher of the Week for the week of April 22-28. Over the last 7 days,
Franklin
has batted .474 (9x19) with 7 runs scored, 3doubles, 1home run, 6RBI and 6 walks in 5 games. Franklin ranked 10th in the league with 9 hits over that span, highlighted by a 5-for-5outing at Las Vegas on April 25 He was the 2nd Rainiers player to record at least 5 hits in a game, while reaching base 6 times reachingwith 3 runs scored, 2 doubles, 2 RBI and 1 walk.
Carraway
flirted with a no-hitter in his lone appearance last week on April 26 at LasVegas. He held the 51s hitless through 6.1 innings and ended the night surrendering just 2 hits and striking out 5 batters through 7.0scoreless frames. He has earned a win in each of his last three starts and has compiled a 3.38 ERA through 5 outings this season. Thismarks the first time Tacoma has swept the weekly league awards since Abraham Nunez won Player of the Week honors and Masao Kidawon Pitcher of the Week accolades June 13-19, 2005. OF Mike Wilson (June 11-18, 2012) was the last Rainiers player to be named Playerof the Week, and RH Erasmo Ramirez (May 29-June 4, 2012) was the last Tacoma pitcher to be named PCL Pitcher of the Week.
Today’s probable starter:
RH
Blake Beavan
(0-0, -.--) vs. Reno
 
 AA JACKSON GENERALS
 – 
SOUTHERN LEAGUE
 
 Jacksonville CANCELLED – RAIN Jackson
RECAP
: Last night’s game between Jackson and Jacksonville was cancelled because of rain andthe heavy threat of rain in the forecast. The game will not be made up. The Generals will play thescheduled doubleheader with the Suns on Saturday. Jackson is currently 12-15 on the season andis four games back of the first place Birmingham Barons in the North Division. Jackson and Jacksonville have split the first two games of the series.
OF NOTE:
 RHP
Taijuan Walker 
has allowed only 2 earned runs in his last 5 starts (6 R), loweringhis season ERA from 7.20 to 1.54. Overall this season, he is 3-2 with a 1.54 ERA (6 ER, 35.0 IP) in6 starts. He has limited opponents to a .150 (18x120) average, while walking 20 and striking out 39.
John Hicks
has hit safely in 12 of his last 13 games, batting .340 (18x53) with 8 runs scored, 3doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run and 7 RBI. INF
Steven Proscia
has hit safely in his last 8 games,batting .375 (12x32) with 8 runs scored, 3 doubles, 1 triple, home run and 2 RBI. OF
 Abraham Almonte
, who had a day off yesterday, is batting .688 (11x16) with 5 runs scored, 3 doubles, 1triple, 1 home run and 6 RBI in last 4 games. OF
James Jones
has recorded 7 hits in his last 11 at-bats (.636) with 1 run scored, 4 doubles and 5 RBI. LH
James Gillheeney
is 2-0 with a 1.21 ERA (3ER, 22.1) IP in his first 4 starts this season. He has limited opponents to a .207 (17x82), whilewalking 8 and striking out 8 in 22.1 iinnigs. The Generals Opening Day roster features 11 of theMariners’ Top-30 prospects, according to Baseball America. Those include: RH
Taijuan Walker 
,INF
Brad Miller 
, RH
Carson Smith
, OF
Leon Landry
, INF
Jack Marder 
, C
John Hicks
, OF
Francisco Martinez
, OF
Julio Morban
, INF
Vinnie Catricala
, RH
Chance Ruffin
, LH
 AnthonyFernandez
.
HITTING FOR THE CYCLE
:
 Abraham Almonte
(4x5, 2 R, 2B, 3B, HR, 4 RBI) completed the cycleon April 27 at Chattanooga. It was the first cycle in Jackson franchise history, dating back to 1998,when the Generals were known as the West Tenn Diamond Jaxx. But it was the 2nd cycle in 10days for a Mariners prospect after
Carlos Triunfel
accomplished the feat for Triple-A Tacoma onApril 17. Almonte hit a solo homer in in the third inning, a bases-loaded triple in the 4th inning, andsingled in the 5th and got his 5th RBI of the evening. After being called out on strikes in the 6thinning, Almonted lined a 2-2 pitch to right field for a double to complete the cycle.
Today’s probable starter:
Game 1: LH
 Anthony Fernandez
(0-0, 7.36)
 
vs. JacksonvilleGame 2: LH
Roenis Elias
(1-2, 2.93) vs. Jacksonville
MARINERS ORG. LEADERS:Offensive Leaders
 Average:
1. Jabari Henry .............. .397 (29x73)2. Nick Franklin.............. .356 (26x73)3. Anthony Phillips .......... .354 (28x79)4. Eric Thames ............ .330 (36x109)8. Ji-Man Choi ............... .322 (29x90)6. Daniel Paolini ............. .323 (30x93)5. James Jones ............. .321 (27x84)7. Chris Taylor ............. .319 (36x113)9. Carlos Triunfel ......... .319 (36x113)10. Rick Poythress .......... .312 (24x77)
Home Runs:
1. Alex Liddi ....................................... 72. Jabari Blash................................... 63. Mike Zunino ................................... 5Eric Thames .................................. 55. Brad Miller ..................................... 4Guillermo Pimentel ........................ 4
RBI:
1. Alex Liddi ..................................... 272. Mike Zunino ................................. 263. Daniel Paolini .............................. 204. Eric Thames ................................ 20 Ji-Man Choi ................................. 205. Kevin Rivers ................................ 18
Stolen Bases:
1. Jamal Austin .................................. 8Chris Taylor ................................... 82. Brock Hebert ................................. 74. James Jones ................................. 6Francisco Martinez ........................ 6
Pitching Leaders
ERA:
1. James Gillheeney ..................... 0.932. Taijuan Walker ......................... 1.543. Stephen Landazuri ................... 1.964. Tyler Pike ................................. 2.745. Danny Hultzen .......................... 2.78Brian Sweeney ......................... 2.787. Roenis Elias ............................. 2.938. Chance Ruffin........................... 3.109. Dylan Unsworth ........................ 3.10
 
10. Brett Shankin ........................... 3.16
WINS:
1. Andrew Carraway .......................... 3 James Gillheeney .......................... 3Cameron Hobson .......................... 3Danny Hultzen ............................... 3Brian Sweeney .............................. 3 Taijuan Walker .............................. 3
SAVES:
1. Stephen Shackleford ..................... 52. Logan Bawcom.............................. 4Danny Farquhar ............................ 4Grady Wood .................................. 45. Carson Smith................................. 3
STRIKEOUTS:
1. Taijuan Walker ............................ 392. James Paxton.............................. 313. Andrew Carraway ........................ 29 Jordan Pries ................................ 295. Danny Farquhar .......................... 25Danny Hultzen ............................. 25
 
 
 A HIGH DESERT MAVERICKS
 – 
CALIFORNIA LEAGUE
 
Lancaster 7 runs, 9 hits, 1 errorHigh Desert 9 runs, 12 hits, 1 error
RECAP
: The Mavericks scored 6 runs in the 4th inning, including a 3-run home run by 1B
Ji-Man Choi
and a 2-run blast by RF
KevinRivers
(1x4, R, HR, 2 RBI) as High Desert came-from-behind and held on for a 9-7 over Lancaster on Friday night. Choi (3x5, R, 2B, HR, 3RBI) led the Mavericks with 3 hits, whie SS
Chris Taylor 
(2x5, 2 R, HR, RBI) and C
Michael Dowd
(2x4, 2 R) each recorded multi-hitgames. Starter
David Colvin
(3.0,5,4,2,1,2) allowed 4 runs (2 ER) on 5 hits in 3.0 innings, but didn’t figure into the decision. RH
DominicLeone
(3.0,3,2,2,1,1) allowed 2 runs on 3 hits in a season-high 3.0 innings. RH
Seon Gi Kim
(2.0,1,1,1,0,1,HR) recorded the win, allowinga solo home run in the 7th inning. RH
Stephen Shackleford
(1.0,0,0,0,0,0) tossed a 1-2-3 9th inning to earn his 5th save of the season.
OF NOTE:
INF
Ji-Man Choi
has hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games, including 6 straight games (.364/11x27, 7 R, 4 2B, 3B, 2 HR, 58RBI). Since April 20, Choi is batting .360 (18x50) with 13 runs scored, 6 doubles, 2 triples, 3 home runs and 15 RBI. Since Since April 9,OF
Daniel Paolini
has hit safely in 18 of 22 games, batting .346 (28x81) with 21 runs scored, 6 doubles, 2 triples, 3 home runs and 20 RBI.INF
 Anthony Phillips
has hit safely in 21 of 22 games he has appeared, including his last 18 straight games (.364/24x66, 12 R, 7 2B, 3HR, 15 RBI, 6 BB). His 18-game hit streak is currently the longest streak in the California League this season. Overall this season, Phillipsis batting .354 (28x79) with 13 runs scored, 8 doubles, 3 home runs, 16 RBI, 3 stolen bases and 9 walks. INF
Chris Taylor 
has reachedbase safely, via hit or walk, in all 28 games he has appeared this season. Overall he is batting .319 (36x113) with 25 runs scored, 8doubles, 2 triples and 2 home runs, 12 RBI and 22 walks. OF
Jamal Austin
has reached base safely, via a hit or walk, in all 26 games hehas appeared this season. He has recorded hits in 18 of 26 games, batting .239 (27x113) with 18 runs scored, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 15 RBI, 8stolen bases and 17 walks. C
Michael Dowd
has hit safely in all 14 games he has appeared this season, batting .300 (18x60) with 13 runsscored, 4 doubles and 4 RBI. RH
Stephen Shackleford
has not allowed a run in his first 12 relief appearances this year. He is 1-0 with 5saves and 0.00 ERA (0 ER, 13.0 IP).
Shackleford
has limited opponents to a .079 (3x38) average, while walking 5 and striking out 10.
Today’s probable starter:
TBA vs. Lancaster
 A CLINTON LUMBERKINGS
 – 
MIDWEST LEAGUE
 
Dayton CANCELLED RAINClinton
RECAP
: The series finale between Clinton and Dayton was cancelled yesterday due to rain at Ashford University Field. The two teams arenot scheduled to meet again in the 2013 regular season. One month into the season, Clinton has been postponed or cancelled 8 times,with 6 of those dates at home. Clinton welcomes the Bowling Green Hot Rods to town for a 3-game series set to begin today at 6:00 PMCT.
OF NOTE:
 
Tyler Pike
is 1-2 with a 2.74 ERA (7 ER, 23.0 IP) in 5 starts. He has limited opponents to a .205 (17x83) while walking 9 andstriking out 23 batters. RH
Grady Wood
is 0-1 with 4 saves and a 1.69 ERA (2 ER, 10.2 IP) in 9 relief appearances. He has limitedopponents to a .158 (6x38), while walking 4 and striking out 9. INF
Tim Lopes
has hit safely in 8 of the last 9 games with an at-bat, batting.333 (13x39) with 7 runs scored, 1 double and 6 RBI. INF
Patrick Kivlehan
has hit safely in his last 7 game with 5 multi-hit contests,batting .452 (14x31) with 5 runs scored, 4 doubles and 5 RBI. OF
Jabari Henry
has hit safely in 9 of his last 10 games, including his last 7straight (.556/15x27, 11 R, 4 2B, 2 HR, 10 RBI). Since April 21 he is batting .514 (18x35) with 12 runs scored, 5 doubles, 2 home runs, 13RBI and 13 walks.
Today’s probable starter:
RH
Dylan Unsworth
(2-0, 3.10) vs. Bowling Green
2013 Mariners Minor League Awards
 
PLAYERS/PITCHERS OF THE WEEK
Brad Miller, INF Jackson Southern League (April 4-14)Hector Noesi, RHP Jackson Southern League (April 4-14)Nick Franklin, INF Tacoma PCL (April 22-28)Andrew Carraway, RHP Tacoma PCL (April 22-28)

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