Monday Lineups, News and Notes

It’s Monday, and the Osprey are already out hitting – with the Local Heroes Night Softball Game happening at 6 p.m., the teams are taking batting practice early so that they can make way for the real heroes – those people who protect and serve us on a daily basis by fighting fires and enforcing the law. And they play softball every year here on Local Heroes Night.

Anyway, here is the regular bit of information we share with you … the starting lineups. More notes are below the lineups.

Orem Owlz
Overall: 12-15
Manager: Tom Kotchman
No. Player Pos. Avg. HR RBI
17 Joel Capote LF .500 1 10
2 Wendell Soto SS .388 3 18
35 Wade Hinkle 1B .307 6 25
29 Michael Snyder 3B .358 4 22
3 Kyle Johnson RF .300 1 8
18 Caleb Bushyhead 2B .283 0 9
25 Chevy Clarke CF .421 1 4
6 Andrew Ray DH .300 1 10
10 Sam Mulroy C .163 1 5
14 Pat Lowery 0-2 10.80 5-4 RHP
Starting Pitcher Stats W-L ERA G-GS
Missoula Osprey
Overall: 14-13
Manager: Andy Green
No. Player Pos. Avg. HR RBI
14 Pedro Ruiz SS .348 1 6
19 Socrates Brito RF .253 0 12
18 Jake Lamb 3B .330 1 14
7 Michael Perez C .342 3 20
21 Breland Almadova LF .306 0 8
33 Rudy Flores 1B .308 0 14
17 Ty Linton DH .224 4 12
15 Justin Bianco CF .221 2 12
12 John Leonard 2B .194 0 3
29 Karl Triana 2-1 5.12 4-4 RHP
Starting Pitcher Stats W-L ERA G-GS
Umpires: Home Plate Mitchell Morgan
First Base Clinton Vondraic
The Skinny:
The Osprey will continue their four-game series with the Owlz as the two teams have split the first two games of the set.

Last Time Out:
In a back-and-forth game on Sunday here at Ogren Park Allegiance Field, the Missoula Osprey ran out of runs as the Orem Owlz put on a late push to take home a 12-8 win in front of 2,091 fans. After the Osprey scored four times in the bottom of the sixth inning to take an 8-6 lead, the Owlz used a pair of home runs to score five times off of reliever Michael Rivera (1-2) to take an 11-8 advantage. The Owls added a run in the top of the ninth to account for the final margin. Socrates Brito led the Osprey at the plate with three hits and a pair of RBIs. Brito plated Missoula’s second run in the first inning, as his single scored Michael Perez, who hit an RBI triple in front of him. Brito then drove home a run with a double in the third to tie the game at 4-all. Orem used four home runs – including two from designated hitter Mike Snyder – to jumpstart their offense, as they finished with 16 hits on the night. Snyder’s second blast, a three-run shot, snapped an 8-all tie in the top of the seventh to give Orem the lead for good. Danny Pulfer added two hits and two runs scored, while Perez, Ty Linton and Rudy Flores each had two hits for the Osprey. Justin Bianco added a pair of RBI – a two-run double in the four-run sixth that pushed the Osprey in front, 8-6. Pedro Ruiz added a base hit and a pair of walks, plus scored a run.

Notes from the Nest:
Evan Marzilli singled in the first inning on Sunday to extend his current hitting streak to 10 games. It’s the second longest hit streak this season for an Osprey player (Pedro Ruiz, 11 games) … Even though he has played in 23 games, Ruiz has an intact streak of 22 straight games reaching base. He was brought in defensively in a game but never made a plate appearance, thus the streak is intact.

On the Mound Tonight:
Missoula will send right-hander Karl Triana to the hill as he continues to build on each of his last solid outings. Triana (2-1, 5.12) had won two straight starts before a no-decision against Grand Junction on Wednesday, in which he scattered five hits and two walks over five innings pitched, surrendering two runs (one earned) while striking out five batters. In his last three starts, Triana is 2-0 with a 2.40 ERA. The free agent signee in 2011 opened the season with the Arizona League D-backs, fanning 10 in a five-inning outing in which he yielded five hits and an unearned run. His debut for the Osprey was a rough one, surrendering seven runs and not making it out of the fifth inning in a loss at Helena. Since then, though, teams are hitting .226 off of Triana.

The Owlz will counter tonight with right-hander Pat Lowery, who will be one of two pitchers the Osprey will see, with the other being left-hander Michael Roth. Lowery (0-2, 10.80) had served as the starter in his first four outings, posting a 12.60 ERA in that role. As the second pitcher, which Lowery was in his last outing, he allowed two in 3 1/3 innings pitched at Billings on Wednesday. Roth (0-1, 10.80) made his Owlz debut in that Wednesday start at Billings, allowing three hits and two earned runs in 1 2/3 innings pitched. Roth was the 9th-round pick of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim out of the University of South Carolina – Roth was a teammate of current Osprey outfielder Evan Marzilli.

Pitching Probables
Tuesday, July 17
MIS RHP Yoimer Camacho (0-1, 2.13) vs. ORM RHP Gabriel Perez (4-1, 4.94)

Wednesday, July 18
Off-day

Thursday, July 19
MIS RHP Jared Ray (1-2, 3.91) at GJ RHP Matt Carasiti (1-1, 4.56)

Friday, July 20
MIS RHP Ross Gerdeman (1-2, 5.29) at GJ RHP Josh Meuller (2-3, 8.38)

Pitcher’s Best Friend:
In his first four outings this season, Ross Gerdeman did not induce a single grounded into double play. In his last two starts, he has induced six of them, including four on Saturday night. It’s believed the five total DP tied a long-standing league record of five, done twice.

By The Numbers:

Current Streak:

L1

Extra Innings:

3-2

Team Hitting:

.282

First Half:

14-13

Lead After 5:

9-3

PL Rank:

T-3rd

Second Half:

0-0

Tied After 5:

4-2

Team Pitching:

4.40

June:

7-6

Trail After 5:

1-8

PL Rank:

3rd

July:

7-7

One-run games:

4-4

Longest Winning Streak:

3 games

August:

0-0

Two-run games:

1-1

Longest Losing Streak

3 games

September:

0-0

Three-run games:

3-1

HR total at home:

7

Score First:

8-6

+3-run games:

6-7

Pitching K total:

232

Score Last:

8-3

Shutout Record:

1-1

Pitching K/9IP Ratio:

8.51

D-backs Minor League Report/Osprey Alumni Update:

AZL D-backs Alumni Briefing: The AZL D-backs lost to the AZL Giants on Sunday, 10-2. Alan Santiago (2009) was 1-for-1 with a run scored and a pair of walks.

 

Record: 8-11
Next: Off-day
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.

 

Record: 20-16
 
SS-A Yakima Alumni Briefing: The Bears beat Salem-Keizer on Sunday, 10-8. Josh Parr (2011) went 3-for-6 with a pair of RBIs in the win. Despite walking four batters, Victor Acosta (2010) added two innings of shutout relief.
Record: 19-11
Next: at Boise, with Blake Perry (2010) getting the start for the Bears
Class A South Bend Alumni Briefing: The Silver Hawks dropped a 5-3 decision at Clinton on Sunday, in which four of the five runs scored against starter Alex Capaul (2011) were unearned. Matt Helm (2009-10) and Raul Navarro (2010) each had two hits in the setback. Kable Hogben (2009), Keith Hessler (2011) and Seth Simmons (2011) combined for 6 1/3 shutout innings of relief.
Record: 11-12, 46-47
Next: at Clinton, with Andrew Barbosa (2012) getting the start for the Silver Hawks
Class A Advanced Visalia Alumni Briefing: The Rawhide received a great pitching effort from Bradin Hagens (2009), Jeremy Erben (2010) and Patrick Schuster (2009-10), but lost at San Jose on Sunday, 2-1. Hagens allowed just one earned run in five innings, while Erben and Schuster did not surrender a run or a hit in their three combined innings of work.
Record: 15-8, 46-47
Next: at San Jose, with Anthony Meo (2011) getting the start for the Rawhide
Double-A Mobile Alumni Briefing: Chris Owings (2009) and David Nick (2009) were in the mix of an 11-3 BayBears win at Montgomery on Sunday. Owings had two hits and two RBIs, while Nick added a base hit and a run scored, as did Bobby Borchering (2009). Rossmel Perez (2008) added a couple of hits and a RBI. Derek Eitel (2010) went eight innings, allowing four hits and a walk, and three runs to pick up the win on the hill. Yonata Ortega (2007) pitched a scoreless ninth inning.
Record: 11-13, 51-43
Next: at Montgomery
Triple-A Reno Alumni Briefing: Adam Eaton (2010) had the day off on Sunday, and his fellow former Osprey took care of Salt Lake, 5-3, on Sunday. Taylor Harbin (2007) had two hits and a run scored, while Rusty Ryal (2005) finished with a hit, run scored and a stolen base. Jake Elmore (2008) added a base hit for the Aces.
Record: 56-39
Next: at Tucson

Former Osprey with the Arizona Diamondbacks:

Paul Goldschmidt (2009) .300 BA, 12 HR, 42 RBI, .911 OPS Gerardo Parra (2006) .274 BA, 6 HR, 25 RBI, .762 OPS
Miguel Montero (2002-03) .267 BA, 8 HR, 45 RBI, .777 OPS Bryan Shaw (2008) 1-3, 2 saves, 3.19 ERA, 27 K in 36.2 IP
Lyle Overbay (1999) .317 BA, 2 HR, 10 RBI, .900 OPS

TEAM: 42-46, 3rd in NL West, 6.5 GB … 7 GB in wildcard

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