Lineups and Notes, June 29 (yeah, take two …)

Looking like we will have a good night for baseball at Ogren Park Allegiance Field tonight … should be a good chance to see if the Osprey can go to 5-1 at home. Gates open at 5:30 for Happy Hour Night, with the Smokejumper Firefighter Bobblehead given out to the first 750 fans.

Here are tonight’s lineups and notes … really, they are …

Helena Brewers
Overall: 3-8
Manager: Jeff Isom
No. Player Pos. Avg. HR RBI
5 Raul Mondesi, Jr CF .229 0 3
8 Alfredo Rodriguez SS .346 0 1
6 Michael Reed RF .208 0 3
18 Michael Garza 3B .311 1 7
2 Emmanuel Quiles DH .308 2 8
25 Paul Eshelman C .091 0 1
9 Adam Giacalone 1B .037 0 1
22 Ruben Ozuna LF .182 0 3
13 Adrian Williams 2B .133 0 1
17 Mike Schaub 0-0 4.50 2-2 RHP
Starting Pitcher Stats W-L ERA G-GS
Missoula Osprey
Overall: 6-5
Manager: Andy Green
No. Player Pos. Avg. HR RBI
14 Pedro Ruiz SS .368 1 2
19 Socrates Brito RF .295 0 4
18 Jake Lamb 3B .357 0 5
21 Breland Almadova CF .368 0 6
33 Rudy Flores DH .300 0 3
26 Yosbel Gutierrez C .368 0 2
17 Ty Linton LF .140 3 8
39 Kyle Koeneman 1B .167 1 3
12 John Leonard 2B .294 0 1
44 Chris Pack 1-0 4.50 2-2 RHP
Starting Pitcher Stats W-L ERA G-GS
Umpires: Home Plate Charlie Ramos
First Base Farris Pearson

The Skinny:

The Osprey and Brewers finish up what has been a strange five-game set tonight with the finale of a three-game series at Ogren Park Allegiance Field.

Last Time Out:
Well, the Missoula Osprey have found unique ways to win games in the past week against the Helena Brewers, and another odd way to end a game happened again here at Ogren Park Allegiance Field on Thursday in front of 2,026 fans.  Socrates Brito scored the winning run on a wild pitch – meant to be Ball One of an intentional walk to Michael Perez – to give the Osprey a 7-6, 11-inning win. Missoula has now won four of their last five games, and moved into sole possession of second place in the Pioneer League North Division standings. Both teams had chances to score in the ninth and 10th innings, and the Brewers even had a chance in the top of the 11th, before the Osprey put up a serious push in the home half. Brito had an infield hit, Jake Lamb was hit by a pitch and Breland Almadova laid down a sacrifice bunt to put runners on second and third. With Perez stepping up to the plate, the Brewers elected to put him on first with an intentional walk. The first pitch from reliever Michael White (1-1) sailed back to the net behind home plate, allowing Brito to score the winning run. Chase Stevens (1-1) pitched the final two innings for the Osprey to pick up the win on the mound. Stevens fanned four batters, helping the O’s strike out 12 Brewers on the evening.

Three former Osprey selected Triple-A All-Stars:
Three former Osprey will be starting for both teams at the Triple-A All-Star Game, set for July 11 in Buffalo. Adam Eaton (2010) and Jake Elmore (2008) will both be in the starting lineup for the Pacific Coast League. Both were inserted as “selections” via club managers, general managers, media members and online fan balloting. Elmore leads the PCL with a .390 batting average (as of June 28) and a .467 on-base percentages, with 30 extra-base hits (23 doubles), 55 RBIs and 24 stolen bases. Eaton is second in both categories (.387 batting/.462 on-base) with 32 extra-base hits (26 doubles), 25 RBIs and 22 stolen bases. Also selected is Pedro Ciriaco (2005), who will represent the International League. Ciriaco was also listed as one of the 13 “selections” which will garner starts. Ciriaco is hitting .306 with four home runs, 21 RBIs and 12 stolen bases. Ciriaco ranks 4th in the International League in batting average.

On the Mound Tonight:
Missoula will send right-hander Chris Park to the mound looking as the O’s look to win three in a row for the first time this season. Pack (1-0, 4.50) was brilliant in his Osprey debut at Billings, allowing a run on four hits in six innings of work. Against Great Falls on Sunday, however, Pack allowed four hits and five walks, and surrendered five earned runs, yet managed to get the win. Pack has struck out 11 batters in 12 innings pitched, and has held opponents to a .195 batting average. The free-agent signee has prior professional baseball experience, pitching for the Joliet Slammers of the Frontier League in 2011.

The Brewers will counter tonight with left-hander Michael Schaub, who is looking to continue the momentum built up in his last start. After allowing seven hits and four runs in four innings in his first start of the season against Great Falls, Schaub (0-0, 4.50) allowed just a run on four hits in six innings against Billings on Sunday. Schaub was picked in the 38th round of the 2010 MLB Draft, and has spent the past two seasons in the Arizona League.

Pitching Probables
Saturday, June 30 – MIS LHP Andrew Barbosa (0-0, 0.00) vs. BIL LHP Ismael Guillon (0-0, 4.50)
Sunday, July 1 – MIS RHP Karl Triana (0-1, 14.54) vs. BIL RHP Sal Romano (1-0, 1.00)
Monday July 2 – MIS RHP Jared Ray (1-0, 1.13) vs. BIL RHP Drew Cisco (0-0, 7.20)
Tuesday, July 3 – MIS RHP Ross Gerdeman (1-0, 3.24) vs. BIL RHP Wes Mugarian (1-1, 3.21)

By The Numbers:

Current Streak:

W2

Extra Innings:

3-1

Team Hitting:

.286

First Half:

6-5

Lead After 5:

4-1

PL Rank:

5th

Second Half:

0-0

Tied After 5:

2-1

Team Pitching:

3.75

June:

6-5

Trail After 5:

0-3

PL Rank:

2nd

July:

0-0

One-run games:

4-2

Longest Winning Streak:

2 games

August:

0-0

Two-run games:

0-1

Longest Losing Streak

3 games

September:

0-0

Three-run games:

0-1

HR total at home:

4

Score First:

5-3

+3-run games:

2-1

Pitching K total:

101

Score Last:

2-0

Shutout Record:

1-1

Pitching K/9IP Ratio:

8.80

D-backs Minor League Report/Osprey Alumni Update:

AZL D-backs Alumni Briefing:The AZL D-backs lost to the AZL Cubs, 11-2.
Record: 3-4
Next: at AZL Cubs
DSL D-backs1/2 Update:The DSL D-backs lost 7-1, while the D-backs/Reds co-op lost 4-2.
Record: 13-10/2-21
Next: at DSL Cubs1/at DSL Mets1
SS-A Yakima Alumni Briefing: The Bears scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning and took home a 4-2 win over Tri-City on Thursday. Josh Parr (2011) and Jae Yun Kim (2009-10) each had a base hit, while Parr added two runs scored. Parr’s hit – a solo home run to cap the scoring for the Bears in the fifth inning. Enrique Burgos (2009, 11) and Victor Capellan (2009) combined for 3 2/3 scoreless innings, with Cappy picking up his second save of the young season.
Record: 8-6
Next: vs. Tri-City
Class A South Bend Alumni Briefing: JR Bradley (2010) pitched six solid innings while a bevy of former Osprey contributed at the plate in a 12-4 win over Dayton on Thursday. Kable Hogben (2009) pitched two perfect innings in relief of Bradley. Tom Belza (2011) went 4-for-5 with four RBIs to pace the offense, while Fidel Pena (2010-11) was 3-for-3 with three runs scored and a RBI.
Record: 4-3, 39-38
Next: vs. Dayton
Class A Advanced Visalia Alumni Briefing: The Rawhide were roughed up by Stockton, 10-1, on Thursday, the brunt of which was taken by Conrad Flynn (2011), who allowed seven runs on eight hits and three walks, and did make it out of the fifth inning. Bobby Borchering (2009) had three hits, including a solo home run in the ninth inning to account for the only Rawhide tally of the night.
Record: 4-4, 35-43
Next: at Stockton
Double-A Mobile Alumni Briefing: Chris Owings (2009) had himself a night for the BayBears, going 5-for-6 with a double, home run, three runs scored and four RBIs in a 13-8 win over Huntsville on Thursday. David Nick (2009) added a pair of hits, while David Holmberg (2010) was good enough on the bump, pitching five innings to get the win on the mound. Eric Smith (2009)pitched an inning of scoreless relief.
Record: 4-4, 44-34
Next: at Huntsville, with Derek Eitel (2010) starting for the BayBears.
Triple-A Reno Alumni Briefing: Taylor Harbin (2007) had three hits and two RBIs, while Jake Elmore (2008) added a base hit as the Aces lost to Fresno, 11-8.  Elmore’s average stayed at .390 with the effort. Bryan Henry (2007) pitched two innings of scoreless relief.
Record: 47-33
Next: vs. Fresno

Former Osprey with the Arizona Diamondbacks:

Paul Goldschmidt (2009) .286 BA, 10 HR, 32 RBI, .883 OPS Gerardo Parra (2006) .270 BA, 6 HR, 22 RBI, .779 OPS
Miguel Montero (2002-03) .275 BA, 7 HR, 42 RBI, .792 OPS Bryan Shaw (2008) 1-3, 2 saves, 2.90 ERA, 23 K in 31 IP
Lyle Overbay (1999) .338 BA, 2 HR, 10 RBI, .948 OPS

TEAM: 38-37, 3rd in NL West, 5 GB … 4GB in wildcard

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