Monday, May 30, 2011

Big Guy's 5/30 SWB Yankees Report

Indianapolis Indians (Pirates) 8 -  SWB Yankees 5

The SWB Yankees lost to Indianapolis 8-5 after blowing a 5-4 7th inning lead. The loss drops the 2nd place Yankees record to 26-22. 

Pitching: Adam Warren  (3-1, 3.57 ERA) got the start for the Yankees. He got off to a rough start in the 1st giving up 3 runs on 4 hits and a wild pitch to give Indy a 3-1 lead.  In the 3rd, Indy picked up another run on a walk and 2 singles to up their lead to 4-1. The damage could have been worse, but Dan Brewer made a fabulous diving catch to rob an extra base hit.  In the 6th, Indy picked up 2 singles, but Warren got out of the jam to maintain a 5-4 lead.   Warren left with a 5-4 lead but did not figure in the decision. Warren's line:   6 IP,  4 runs,  9 hits,  4 K's--2 walks,  ERA  3.81.

Kanekoa Texiera came on to pitch in the 7th with SWB up 5-4.  He gave up a leadoff double. Brandon Laird booted a ball at 3rd base for an error.  The tying run scored on a rundown when Vasquez dropped the ball at home for an error. Texiera then gave up 2 rbi singles and a double to give Indianapolis an 8-5 lead. Texiera took the loss (0-1). George Kontos pitched a scoreless 8th inning giving up a single and stranding the runner at 3rd.

Offense:   Sean Gallagher (1-7, 7.17 ERA) got the start for Indianapolis. In the 1st inning, Ramiro Pena walked, Jesus Montero singled, Jorge Vasquez hit what should have been an inning ending DP, but a throwing error allowed Pena to score to give SWB a quick 1-0 lead. SWB tied the game in the 5th with 3 runs.   Kevin Russo doubled off the top of the fence.  Dan Brewer followed with a single.  A wild pitch scored a run.  Austin Krum added his 1st AAA rbi. Jesus Montero drove in Krum to tie the game at 4.   In the 6th,  Brandon Laird and Kevin Russo singled. Gustavo Molina added a rbi single to give SWB a 5-4 lead.   Down 8-5 in the 8th,  the Yanks wasted a double by Brandon Laird.

Notes:   Jesus Montero went 2-4 with 2 singles, rbi, and strikeout. He has an odd 10 game hit streak going with this game the only multi-hit game in that span.   Justin Maxwell named IL Hitter of the Week.  Carlos Silva gets the start Tuesday night.  Laird and Vasquez' errors in the 7th snapped an errorless streak of over 41 innings.  SWB has the best defense in all of minor league baseball, but didn't show it in the 7th inning.

Elsewhere in the minors:

Double-A Trenton beat Portland 6-4

High-A Tampa had an off-day.

Low-A Charleston lost to Savannah 3-1

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