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Friday, April 07, 2006
Off they go
The minor league season kicked off yesterday, here's what the kids did:

Triple-A Columbus started out with a bang (much like the big league club), bludgeoning the Scranton-Wilkes Barre Red Barons (Phillies) 13-1 at home thanks to 18 hits.

Here' the lineup and what they did (box score):

Kevin Thompson, RF5 3401001.800
Kevin Reese, LF212031001.000
Melky Cabrera, CF4 0102001.250
Mitch Jones, DH5 1201010.400
Eric Duncan, 1B5 1200002.400
Russ Johnson, 3B4 2212101.500
Danny Garcia, 2B4 1100102.250
Kevin McDonald, C41201004.500
Felix Escalona, SS33202101.667

Sean Henn, SP (W, 1-0)5.1 41114075-471.69
Justin Pope, RP1.210020022-100.00
Dusty Bergman, RP1 00000012-70.00
Colter Bean, RP1 00002011-70.00

The big story of the night was Eric Duncan making his Triple-A debut and he was impressive, recording 2 hits (a single and a triple) and scoring a run.

Double-A Trenton wasn't as lucky, they fell to the Altoona Curve (Pirates) 4-3 on the road (box):

Gabe Lopez, 2B5 1211031.400
Bronson Sardinha, RF31100120.333
Kevin Howard, 3B4 1312011.750
Shelley Duncan, 1B3 0000110.000
Rudy Guillen, LF40000010.000
Ramiro Pena, SS4 0100000.250
Omir Santos, C4 0000031.000
Caonabo Cosme, DH30000120.000
Justin Christian, CF40100010.250

Steven White, SP 5.0 7332309-35.40
Charlie Manning, RP (BS, 1)1.01000001-20.00
Francisco Butto, RP (L, 0-1)1.2 3111201-25.40
Michael Brunet, RP.1 0000100-00.00

High-A Tampa's pitching was impressive, as they beat the Lakeland Tigers (Tigers) 6-1 on the road (box):

Eduardo Nunez, SS5 0000021.000
Matt Carson, LF50000010.000
Marcos Vechionacci, 3B4 3300000.750
Cody Ehlers, 1B4 1111010.250
Tim Battle, CF32000010.000
Edwar Gonzalez, RF4 0100010.250
Irwil Rojas, C4 1101010.250
Ben Himes, DH41112010.250
Hector Made, SS40100010.000

Brett Smith, SP (W, 1-0)6.0 2001509-40.00
Gerardo Casadiego, RP2.00000102-30.00
Mike Martinez, RP1.0 2111101-19.00

I'm curious as to why 3rd round pick Brett Gardner didn't see any action in that game.

Finally, a stacked Low-A Charleston lost at home to the Augusta Green Jackets (get it?) 8-3 (box):

Austin Jackson, CF4 2100120.250
Wilkins DeLaRossa, LF31101210.333
Jose Tabata, RF4 0101000.250
Kyle Larsen, 1B3 0100020.333
CJ Henry4 0000021.000
Jose Gil, C4 0100020.250
Jon Poterson, DH20100012.500
Estee Harris, PH-DH20000010.500
Chris Malec, 3B40000010.000
Mario Holmann40100011.250

Jim Conroy, SP5.0 5221407-43.60
Rolando Japa (BS, 1) (L 0-1)2.15511402-13.86
Elvys Quezada, RP.21000001-10.00
Eric Wordekemper, RP1 0000102-00.00

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