It’s Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night, and the Osprey are excited about showing off the pink uniforms that will be auctioned off to help people fight cancer. The proceeds will benefit Tough Enough to Wear Pink of Montana.
Online bidding is now closed, but fans who attend the game can place bids at the stadium through the 7th inning.
The Osprey will be wearing the jerseys during the game, and fans who are the winning bidders that attend tonight’s game will be able to have the jersey to take home following the game and signed by the player.
In the photo to the right, tonight’s starter, Karl Triana, decided to go matching with the shoelaces on his spikes, going with a pink variety for tonight’s game.
The players embrace the idea more and more each season, especially considering the jerseys are auctioned off for charity. This is the third season that the Osprey have partnered with Tough Enough to Wear Pink of Montana to help those in their fight against cancer with the jersey nights.
The 2012 version is a camouflage version, with two shades of pink in camo form on the jersey, with the traditional Osprey across the chest.
No word by the way if Ollie himself will be wearing pink tonight.
The broadcast starts at 6:50 tonight, with a first pitch slated for 7:05 on AM 930, KMPT, and on MissoulaOsprey.com.
Tonight’s pre-game guest will be reliever Chris Capper, who admits to looking good in pink. He took time away from a chess match with Chris Pack to do the interview.
Anyway, here are tonight’s lineups. And, no, Osprey radio play-by-play man Ben Catley won’t be wearing pink tonight, despite a request made by a fan … and a player.
|Great Falls Voyagers|
|Manager: Ryan Newman|
|Starting Pitcher Stats||W-L||ERA||G-GS|
|Manager: Andy Green|
|Starting Pitcher Stats||W-L||ERA||G-GS|
|Umpires:||Home Plate||Mitchell Morgan|
|First Base||Clinton Vondraic|
The Osprey continue their three-game series with the Great Falls Voyagers tonight as the first half of the 2012 Pioneer Baseball League season comes to a close. The second half will begin on Sunday.
Last Time Out:
PL League Leaders List:
Jake Lamb – Tied for the lead in Games Played (35), Third in At-Bats (143), Tied for Second in doubles (13), Second in extra-base hits (19), Fourth in total bases (74).
Michael Perez – 10th in hitting (.333), third in RBIs (30), 1st in Slugging Pct. (.629)
Chris Pack – Leads in innings pitched (46.1)
Ross Gerdeman – Second in inning pitched (43.1)
Jared Ray – Seventh in ERA (3.89)
On the Mound Tonight:
The Voyagers will counter tonight with right-hander Chris Beck, who will be piggybacking with Brandon Brennan. Beck (2-1, 4.50) and Brennan (1-1, 6.30) are both capped at about three innings each. It will be Beck’s turn to start, and the last time he fulfilled that role, he was good, scattering four hits while striking out three batters in a July 16 no-decision at Idaho Falls. Beck took the loss in his lone encounter with Missoula on July 6. Brennan also pitched in that game, but gave up five runs (three earned) on three hits and a pair of walks in just 2/3 of an inning of work.
Monday, July 30
Tuesday, July 31
Stat of the Day:
2004 – 32 home, 30 road
By The Numbers:
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D-backs Minor League Report/Osprey Alumni Update:
|AZL D-backs||Alumni Briefing: The AZL D-backs lost to the AZL Mariners on Friday, 9-0.
|DSL D-backs||Update: The DSL D-backs have won seven of their last nine games since the DSL All-Star break, and are a half-game back of the DSL Rockies for first in the Baseball City Division.
|SS-A Yakima||Alumni Briefing: The Bears beat Spokane in 11 innings on Friday, 8-6. Victor Acosta (2010) pitched two innings of scoreless relief to get the win, while Josh Parr (2011) collected a double and a RBI in five trips to the plate.|
|Record: 3-1. 24-18|
|Next: at Spokane|
|Class A South Bend||Alumni Briefing: Jesse Darrah (2011) pitched five solid innings of relief to pick up the win on the mound as the Silver Hawks rallied past Fort Wayne on Friday, 5-4. Tom Belza (2011) had two hits while Matt Helm (2009-10) drove in a pair of runs for the Silver Hawks.|
|Record: 18-15, 53-50|
|Next: at Fort Wayne|
|Class A Advanced Visalia||Alumni Briefing: Anthony Meo (2011) pitched into the sixth, while the bullpen of Jeremy Erben (2010) and Blake Cooper (2010) tossed 3 2/3 innings pitched of one-run, two-hit relief to lift the Rawhide past High Desert on Friday, 9-5. Keon Broxton (2009) had three hits, including a double and a home run, while Ender Inciarte (2009) added two hits, including a double, two runs scored and a pair of stolen bases.|
|Record: 18-16, 49-55|
|Next: at High Desert|
|Double-A Mobile||Alumni Briefing: The BayBears dropped a 6-1 decision at Mississippi on Friday, making it eight losses in the past 11 games for Mobile. Bobby Borchering (2009) went 1-for-2 with a walk, while David Holmberg (2010) surrendered six runs in five-plus innings to take the loss.|
|Record: 13-21, 53-51|
|Next: at Mississippi|
|Triple-A Reno||Alumni Briefing: Bryan Shaw (2008) pitched an inning of scoreless relief, but the Colorado Springs Sky Sox scored five times in the top of the eighth inning and let the Sky Sox take home a 7-4 decision on Friday. Adam Eaton (2010) had two hits and a RBI, Jake Elmore (2008) doubled and Taylor Harbin (2007) singled home a run.|
|Next: vs. Colorado Springs|
Former Osprey with the Arizona Diamondbacks:
|Paul Goldschmidt (2009)||.290 BA, 13 HR, 47 RBI, .883 OPS||Gerardo Parra (2006)||.275 BA, 6 HR, 28 RBI, .760 OPS|
|Miguel Montero (2002-03)||.283 BA, 10 HR, 56 RBI, .815 OPS||Lyle Overbay (1999)||.292 BA, 2 HR, 10 RBI, .815 OPS|
TEAM: 50-50, 3rd in NL West, 6.5 GB … 5.5 GB in wildcard