by Ben Catley
It’s that time, not far away from the start of tonight’s Osprey game against Orem, the finale of four-game series with the Owlz and finale of the seven-game homestand. It’s another warm one tonight, but should be a great night for baseball.
The Osprey are eager to win. The clubhouse had a different feeling today – one of ready to have a ball on the field and let it all go. Same feeling we had in Helena in the game before the day off. I’m not calling for a 12-run outburst, but we’ll see what happens.
Here’s your lineups for tonight, and the game notes as well … which includes an Alumni Update.
|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 will conclude their four-game series with the Owlz, and their second seven-game homestand of the season, tonight at Ogren Park Allegiance Field.
Last Time Out:
On the Mound Tonight:
The Owlz will counter tonight with right-hander Gabriel Perez, whose numbers don’t tell the whole story of his 2012 season. Perez (4-1, 4.94) has had one bad outing – where he surrendered eight runs on 10 hits in a loss at Grand Junction. Other than that outing on June 26, Perez has been solid, giving up just five total runs in his four other starts, all of them wins, including road outings at Ogden and Billings. Perez is 3-0 in the month of July with a 2.40 ERA and a .175 opponent’s batting average. Perez has also struck out 17 in 15 July innings.
Thursday, July 19
Friday, July 20
Saturday, July 21
Pitcher’s Best Friend:
By The Numbers:
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D-backs Minor League Report/Osprey Alumni Update:
|AZL D-backs||Alumni Briefing: The AZL D-backs were off on Monday.
|Next: vs. AZL Brewers|
|DSL D-backs||Update: The DSL D-backs have been on their All-Star Break.
|SS-A Yakima||Alumni Briefing: The Bears had two shots to take home a win, but the Boise Hawks rallied twice and won the game in walk-off fashion on Monday, 6-5. Blake Perry (2010) was solid, allowing just a pair of runs in five innings, scattering seven hits and a walk while striking out four batters. However, his ERA went up to 1.97. Enrique Burgos (2009, 11) allowed a run in his two innings of work.|
|Next: at Boise|
|Class A South Bend||Alumni Briefing: Eric Groff (2010-11) had a day, going 3-for-3 with a two-run home run and three RBIs, while Chris Ellison (2011) added a two-run shot and four RBIs total in the Silver Hawks’ 10-4 win at Clinton on Monday. Roidany Aguila (2009-11) added a pair of hits, two runs scored and a RBI. Andrew Barbosa (2012) did not survive the fifth inning, allowing three runs on five hits and three walks, while striking out eight batters. Matt Sample (2011) came on and scattered three hits and a walk over 2 2/3 innings pitched to earn the win.|
|Record: 12-12, 47-47|
|Class A Advanced Visalia||Alumni Briefing: The Rawhide had a rough go of it on Monday, falling at San Jose, 5-1. Anthony Meo (2011) allowed just two earned runs in 5 2/3 innings of work, but was charged with all five runs in taking the loss. Meo scattered six hits and four walks while striking out six batters. Conrad Flynn (2011) provided 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief. Keon Broxton (2009) was the lone former Osprey to collect a base hit in the game.|
|Record: 15-9, 46-48|
|Next: at Modesto|
|Double-A Mobile||Alumni Briefing: It happened in the ninth inning, and nearly again in the 14th inning, but the BayBears managed to hold off Montgomery, 8-7, after blowing a 5-0 lead in the ninth on Monday. David Nick (2009) had three hits including a home run, and drove in three runs to pace the BayBears, while Rossmel Perez (2008) added three hits and Chris Owings (2009) chipped in with a pair. Eury De La Rosa (2009) pitched three shutout innings in relief, then was touched up for a pair of runs, but only surrendered a hit and a walk in his four innings of work to get the win, while striking out seven batters.|
|Record: 12-13, 52-43|
|Next: at Montgomery|
|Triple-A Reno||Alumni Briefing: The Aces had their game suspended due to rain on Monday at Tucson. It will resume in the top of the fourth inning.|
|Next: at Tucson|
Former Osprey with the Arizona Diamondbacks:
|Paul Goldschmidt (2009)||.300 BA, 12 HR, 42 RBI, .911 OPS||Gerardo Parra (2006)||.273 BA, 6 HR, 25 RBI, .757 OPS|
|Miguel Montero (2002-03)||.275 BA, 9 HR, 49 RBI, .808 OPS||Bryan Shaw (2008)||1-3, 2 saves, 3.19 ERA, 27 K in 36.2 IP|
|Lyle Overbay (1999)||.299 BA, 2 HR, 10 RBI, .851 OPS||
TEAM: 43-46, 3rd in NL West, 6 GB … 6 GB in wildcard