Sunday Funday Lineups, news and such
The weather has turned a bit cooler here in Missoula – which is a welcome sight since the temps have been in the 90s for the past week or so.
On the air at 4:50 we’ll be on AM 930, KMPT, and online at MissoulaOsprey.com, with a pre-game show including highlights from last night and a look around the Pioneer League. Over the next two days, pre-game interviews will include Brandon Marcus, the radio voice of the Orem Owlz, and Alex Herrenberger, a former Osprey catcher who is now the team’s Video Coordinator.
Lineups, please …
|Manager: Tom Kotchman|
|Starting Pitcher Stats||W-L||ERA||G-GS|
|Manager: Andy Green|
|Starting Pitcher Stats||W-L||ERA||G-GS|
|Umpires:||Home Plate||Clinton Vondraic|
|First Base||Mitchell Morgan|
The Osprey continue their four-game series with the Owlz as they look to improve on their 2-2 homestand, and gain ground on first-place Great Falls in the Pioneer League North Division race.
Last Time Out:
On the Mound Tonight:
The Owlz will counter tonight with right-hander Jairo Diaz, who has been a workhorse this season for Tom Kotchman’s pitching staff. Diaz (2-2, 4.71) has surrendered 19 runs in 21 innings pitched this season – only 11 of which were earned – but has given up only four walks in his four starts. Diaz has been solid at Brent Brown Ballpark, posting a 2.87 home ERA, but in one road start, gave up six earned runs (seven total) in a loss at Grand Junction. Diaz, from Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela, signed as a free agent in 2007, and started his 2012 season with Class A Cedar Rapids, where he was 2-7 with a 7.70 ERA in 13 starts.
Monday, July 16
Tuesday, July 17
Upcoming road trip
Hitting and Winning:
The Osprey have a hit plateau to reach for when they want to win games – 11. On the eight times Missoula has collected 11 or more hits, they have an 8-0 record. Oddly enough, they are 0-4 when they finish with exactly 10 hits in a game. If they are under 11 hits in a game, they are now 6-12 on the season.
By The Numbers:
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D-backs Minor League Report/Osprey Alumni Update:
|AZL D-backs||Alumni Briefing: The AZL D-backs beat the AZL Royals on Saturday, 4-2.
|Next: vs. AZL Giants|
|DSL D-backs||Update: The DSL D-backs picked up a game and are now just a game back of the DSL Rockies in the DSL Boca Chica Baseball City standings, beating the Rox 1-0 on Friday.
|SS-A Yakima||Alumni Briefing: The Bears beat Salem-Keizer on Saturday, 4-0. Josh Parr (2011) had two hits, while Victor Capellan (2009) pitched two shutout innings in relief to close out the game.|
|Next: at Salem-Keizer|
|Class A South Bend||Alumni Briefing: The Silver Hawks dropped a 5-3 decision at Clinton on Saturday. Chris Ellison (2011) had a solid effort, with a pair of doubles, a walk and three runs scored. He was also driven in each time by former Osprey – Matt Helm (2009-10) had two hits and two RBIs, while Ryan Court (2011) added a run-scoring single. JR Bradley (2010) took the loss, while Jesse Darrah (2011) provided 2 1/3 innings of shutout relief.|
|Record: 11-11, 46-46|
|Next: at Clinton|
|Class A Advanced Visalia||Alumni Briefing: The Rawhide scored all of their runs in the middle innings as they won at San Jose on Saturday, 8-3. Raywilly Gomez (2009) singled, doubled and walked; while Ender Inciarte (2009) and Jon Griffin (2011) drove in runs for Visalia. Inciarte added a base hit (moving his average to .350 for the season) and a stolen base. Taylor Siemens (2011) picked up the win on the mound with six hits and a walk allowed, surrendering just one run while striking out eight batters. DJ Johnson (2011) pitched a scoreless ninth.|
|Record: 15-7, 46-46|
|Next: at San Jose|
|Double-A Mobile||Alumni Briefing: Chris Owings (2009) and David Nick (2009) split four of the BayBears’ eight hits in a 6-0 loss at Montgomery on Saturday. David Holmberg (2010) allowed all six runs – only three earned – in 5 2/3 innings pitched to take the loss.|
|Record: 10-13, 50-43|
|Next: at Montgomery|
|Triple-A Reno||Alumni Briefing: Adam Eaton (2010) went 2-for-4 at the plate as the Aces lost to Salt Lake, 4-3. Charles Brewer (2009) had a solid outing, allowing three runs (two earned) on four hits and a walk while striking out three in seven innings pitched.|
|Next: vs. Salt Lake|
Former Osprey with the Arizona Diamondbacks:
|Paul Goldschmidt (2009)||.304 BA, 12 HR, 42 RBI, .919 OPS||Gerardo Parra (2006)||.279 BA, 6 HR, 25 RBI, .775 OPS|
|Miguel Montero (2002-03)||.264 BA, 8 HR, 45 RBI, .773 OPS||Bryan Shaw (2008)||1-3, 2 saves, 3.28 ERA, 26 K in 35.2 IP|
|Lyle Overbay (1999)||.317 BA, 2 HR, 10 RBI, .900 OPS||
TEAM: 42-45, 3rd in NL West, 5.5 GB … 7 GB in wildcard