Lookouts game notes
THE LAST GAME: The Lookouts hit the road all alone in first place in the North Division after defeating the West Tenn Diamond Jaxx in a nail-bitter, 3-2. The Lookouts took three of five from the D' Jaxx in this series.
In the bottom of the second inning, the Lookouts played a little a-b-c baseball to get on the board. Aaron Herr got the inning going with a single to the left side and then Alex Sanchez followed with a single to center to advance Herr to second. Miguel Perez kept his hot hitting going with an RBI single to left center. The Lookouts put another run on the board with a home run by the streaking second baseman, Javier Colina. The final run came in the fifth, when Colina doubled and then moved to third on a passed ball. Joey Votto then hit a sacrifice fly to left, scoring Colina from third.
Phil Dumatrait pitched a gem en-rout to the victory. He went five innings, allowing one run on seven hits, while striking out four. Calvin Medlock and Brad Salmon came in to pitch three innings. They allowed no runs on three hits. In the ninth, the game was still in question as David Shafer gave up an earned run on one hit. He settled down and recorded his sixth save of the season, which ties him for the league lead.
PROBABLE STARTERS: RHP Eddy Valdez will get the nod for the Lookouts tonight. In his three previous outings (2 starts, 1 relief appearance) he is 0-0 with a 1.80 ERA. In 15.0 innings, Valdez has allowed three earned runs on 10 hits, with four walks and 15 strikeouts. In 2005, Valdez made three starts against the Mudacats, going 0-1 with a 6.35 ERA. Carolina will counter with RHP Anibal Sanchez. In four starts this season, Sancez is 1-2 with a 2.38 ERA. He has thrown 22.2 innings, allowing 10 runs (six earned) on 19 hits, while walking seven and striking out 23.
CAROLINA SERIES PROBABLE ROTATION:
Thursday: TBA vs. LHP Adam Bostick (0-2, 4.58)
Friday: LHP Jung Bong (0-1, 5.93) vs. RHP James Russ (1-1, 2.31)
Saturday: RHP Steve Kelly (2-1, 2.82) vs. LHP Paul Mildren (2-1, 5.14)
Sunday: LHP Phil Dumatrait (1-1, 3.21) vs. LHP Ben Julianel (0-2, 2.25)
NEWS 'N' NOTES:
- Outfielder Chris Dickerson was activated from the disabled list on Tuesday, April 25th (strained groin).
- Mike Nannini rejoined the Lookouts pitching staff from Sarasota on Wednesday, April 26.
- RHP Travis Chick has been placed on the disabled list (4/25/06) with triceps tendonitis.
- Josh Hall has been recalled to AAA Louisville.
- Lookouts closer David Shafer leads the Southern League in saves with six.
THIS DATE IN BASEBALL HISTORY:
1904 Ty Cobb, making his pro baseball debut at the age of seventeen, homers and doubles for Augusta in the South Atlantic League.
1959 Yomiuri Giant Sadaharu Oh hits the first of his homers in Japan.
1959 At Crosley Field, Willard Schmidt becomes the first major leaguer to be hit by a pitch twice in one inning. The Reds hurler is the third inning target of Bob Rush and Lew Burdette as Cincinnati beats the Braves, 11-10.
1980 Defeating the Cardinals, 2-0, Phillie fireballer Steve Carlton pitches his sixth career one-hitter establishing a National League record.
1990 Striking out 16 batters, Ranger hurler Nolan Ryan ties Bob Feller's major league record of 12 one-hitters beating the White Sox, 1-0. The only hit allowed is Ron Kittle's second inning check-swing single to right field.
2000 The St. Louis Cardinals set a major league record by hitting 50 home runs in April. Homers by pitcher Rick Ankiel, Jim Edmonds and Fernando Tatis in the 7-0 victory over the Brewers help to break the mark established by the 1997 Indians with 49.
2005 With three home runs during his first three trips to the plate, Alex Rodriguez becomes only the 11th major league player to bat in 10 or more runs in a game. The highest paid player in baseball history is one RBI shy of the American League record of 11 set by fellow Yankee Tony Lazzeri in 1936 and two short of the major league mark of 12 shared by Jim Bottomley (1924) and Mark Whiten (1993) of the Cardinals.
2006 SERIES: (CAR): 3-5 Home: 3-0 Road: 3-2
DATE: PLACE: W-L/SCORE: WP/REC: LP/REC: SAVE: HIGHLITE:
4/11 CHT Win/4-3 Till/1-0 Mobley/0-1 none Machado game-winning single in bottom of the ninth.
4/12 CHT Win/4-2 Coutlangus/1-0 Bostick/0-2 Shafer (3) Relievers pitched 5.1 innings, one hit, no runs.
4/13 CHT Win/4-3 Till/ 2-0 Wolf/1-1 none Joey Votto: 3-5, 2 Runs
4/14 CHT Loss/7-4 Mildren/ 2-0 Guevara/0-1 none Anderson Machado: 2-3
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