September 2011

Lineups on the board for Tuesday

And away we go …

Missoula Osprey

30 Chris Ellison CF
19 Ryan Court 1B
12 Eric Groff 3B
35 Jon Griffin DH
11 Tom Belza 2B
23 Fidel Pena SS
38 Stephen Cardullo LF
7 Jeremia Gomez RF
16 Bryan Henry C
37 Robby Rowland RHP

Billings Mustangs

67 Juan Perez SS
14 Steve Selsky LF
43 Ryan Wright 2B
16 Robert Maddox 1B
53 Spencer Dickinson CF
15 Kyle Waldrop RF
24 Junior Arias DH
40 Danny Vicioso C
4 Sammy Diaz 3B
13 Tony Cingrani LHP

Lineups and record book update

First, today’s starting lineups:
Missoula Osprey

30 Chris Ellison CF
19 Ryan Court 1B
12 Eric Groff 3B
35 Jon Griffin DH
11 Tom Belza 2B
23 Fidel Pena SS
24 Roidany Aguila C
7 Jeremia Gomez RF
17 Tyler Linton LF
43 Raymond Hernandez RHP

Billings Mustangs

67 Juan Perez SS
14 Steve Selsky LF
43 Ryan Wright 2B
16 Robert Maddox 1B
53 Spencer Dickinson CF
15 Kyle Waldrop RF
24 Junior Arias DH
40 Danny Vicioso C
4 Sammy Diaz 3B
48 Cole Green RHP

– The Osprey are about to set the new team record in total bases. The first hit for Missoula today will tie the mark, unless that hit is for extra bases, at which point it will break the mark, originally set in 2001 of 1,183 total bases. The 2011 Osprey currently have 1,182 total bases.

The team record list (those than can be set or have been already set):

Marks that can be set this season by the 2011 Osprey (entering 9/5/11):

Fielding Pct. – .969, 2006, currently at .970
HR’s – New mark, currently at 90 (tied with Billings for PBL Mark)
Strikeouts (total) – new team and PBL mark, currently at 708
Ks per 9 IP – 9.14, 2005, currently at 9.92
Fewest Hits Allowed – 640, in 2000 and 2006, currently at 628
Most Wild Pitches – 98, 2005, currently tied at 98
Best WHIP – 1.41, 2000, currently at 1.38
Most Innings Pitched – 678, 1999, currently at 642.2
Most Total Bases – 1183, 2001, currently at 1182
Most Doubles – 161 (2005), currently at 143
Most Triples – New mark, currently at 35
Most times Struck Out – New Mark, currently at 697
Best Slugging Percentage .438, 2001, currently at .467
Best Team OPS – .808, 1999 and 2001, currently at .810

– On the individual front:

2011 Osprey Individual Single-Season Records Being Challenged (as of 9/5/11):

HITTING
Doubles: 27, Paul Goldschmidt, 2009 – Currently, Eric Groff has 23.
Home Runs:
18, Paul Goldschmidt, 2009 – Currently, Jon Griffin has 17. If Cardullo hits another HR, would be first time in Osprey history that four players on the same squad hit 10 or more in the same season.
Slugging Pct.: .638, Paul Goldschmidt, 2009 – Currently, Eric Groff has best shot (.613)
Sacrifice Flies: 7, Bobby Stone, 2009 – Jon Griffin currently with 6.

PITCHING
ERA: 2.43, William Juarez, 2002 – Currently, Taylor Siemens has a 2.23 ERA, with 60.2 innings pitched. He will end up 1/3 of an inning pitched shy of the ERA title. The qualifier would be 60.8 innings, which is rounded up to 61. Written out, Siemens has 60.67 innings pitched.
Wins: 9, Ryan Holsten, 2001 – Currently, Raymond Hernandez has 8, with one more start remaining.
WHIP: 1.06, Jerry Whatley, 2002 – Currently, Raymond Hernandez has a WHIP of 1.13.
Opponent BA: .216, Jordan Norberto, 2006 – Currently, Taylor Siemens is at .226, Raymond Hernandez at .228. Both would end up in the top 10 all-time.

There ya go … we’ll wrap up former Osprey in the minors on Wednesday, with the playoff teams not included, and will keep tabs on them throughout.

Starting lineups for the opener in Billings

Here’s the starting lineups for today’s game in Billings:

Missoula Osprey
30 Chris Ellison CF
19 Ryan Court 3B
12 Eric Groff DH
35 Jon Griffin 1B
11 Tom Belza SS
23 Fidel Pena 2B
24 Roidany Aguila C
7 Jeremia Gomez RF
17 Tyler Linton LF
41 Taylor Siemens LHP

Billings Mustangs
4 Sammy Diaz 2B
14 Steve Selsky LF
43 Ryan Wright DH
16 Robert Maddox 1B
53 Spencer Dickinson CF
15 Kyle Waldrop RF
24 Junior Arias 3B
40 Danny Vicioso C
17 Cristobal Rodriguez SS
27 Wes Mugarian RHP

Pre-game is on now … with 2nd round draft pick Anthony Meo our pre-game guest.

Lineups and notes from Helena

First … Eric Groff doubled his RBI total against the Helena Brewers this season with a 2-homer, 3-RBI performance last night. He had just three RBIs in the 14 prior games between the two teams, and entered the series hitting just .232 against Brewers pitching.

Next… Did you know that the second strikeout the Osprey collect on the mound tonight will set the new team record? The 2005 staff collected 688 strikeouts, while this season’s version of the Osprey pitching staff has 687 Ks entering tonight. That’s also 13 from the never-reached-before plateau of 700 Ks. The staffs for Helena, Ogden and Idaho Falls could also reach the 700 mark, with the Chukars just 14 strikeouts behind the Osprey at the moment.

One more thing … Jon Griffin is having the night off. If that holds, look out tomorrow in Billings. On two occasions this season, Griffin has followed a day off with a two0-homer game.

Tonight’s Starting Lineups:
Missoula Osprey
30 Chris Ellison CF
23 Fidel Pena C
12 Eric Groff 2B
38 Stephen Cardullo SS
11 Tom Belza 1B
19 Ryan Court 3B
24 Roidany Aguila DH
7 Jeremia Gomez RF
17 Tyler Linton LF
26 Jesse Darrah RHP 

Helena Brewers
6 John Dishon CF
15 Yadiel Rivera SS
10 Ben McMahan LF
68 Parker Berberet DH
30 Max Walla RF
31 Kyle Dhanani 3B
49 Tyler Roberts C
79 Mike Nemeth 1B
52 Gant Elmore 2B
76 Tyler Cravy RHP

Tonight’s starting lineups in Helena …

Here we go … and, by the way, something happened today in the clubhouse … Vitamin C. As in the group. Yes, if you don’t know them, we don’t blame you … they have one really big hit, known as “The Graduation Song”. It was blaring in the clubhouse today, and some were even singing along with it. There’s a different vibe today … and it may be a good thing.

Now, to the lineups …

Missoula Osprey:
30 Chris Ellison CF
23 Fidel Pena C
12 Eric Groff 2B
35 Jon Griffin 1B
11 Tom Belza DH
19 Ryan Court 3B
38 Stephen Cardullo SS
7 Jeremia Gomez RF
17 Tyler Linton LF
28 Dexter Price RHP

Helena Brewers:
82 Robbie Garvey CF
15 Yadiel Rivera SS
10 Ben McMahan LF
68 Parker Berberet C
30 Max Walla RF
31 Kyle Dhanani 3B
54 Steve Felix DH
79 Mike Nemeth 1B
16 Adrian Williams 2B
57 Kevin Shackelford RHP

Pre-game will be at 6:45 tonight … a look at the team’s record-book chances, and ones already set, will be the focus.

Also, a reminder … Sunday in Billings, we start at 4:05, Monday is a 2:05 start. We have plugged it on the air often, but will more so tonight and tomorrow.

Lineups, more Goldy … yeah, that will work.

Leading off … Paul Goldschmidt has been named USA Today Minor League Player of the Year. The story is a great write-up on not only the present, but his past as well.

Starting Lineups:
Great Falls Voyagers
7 Joe De Pinto 2B2 David Herbek SS
21 Kevan Smith C
25 Mark Haddow DH30 Martin Medina 1B
11 Michael Earley RF
10 Jeffer Patino 3B
1 Randall Thorpe CF
4 Andrew Dougls LF
44 Stephen McCray RHP

Missoula Osprey
30 Chris Ellison RF
18 Justin Bianco CF
11 Tom Belza 2B
35 Jon Griffin 1B
19 Ryan Court 3B
38 Stephen Cardullo SS
24 Roidany Aguila C
16 Bryan Henry DH
17 Ty Linton LF
46 Johan Jaime LHP

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