It’s a new half, and the Osprey look to jump into a first-place tie with a win today against the Great Falls Voyagers. The Osprey have won five of the eight meetings between the two teams so far this season, with three more coming in Great Falls later in the week.
Pre-game is set for 4:55 on AM 930, KMPT, and online at MissoulaOsprey.com. We’ll look at the Pioneer League stat leaders during the pre-game today.
We’ll also get more details to you on the trade today of former Osprey third baseman Bobby Borchering, who has been traded to the Houston Astros.
|Great Falls Voyagers|
|Overall: 0-0, 24-14|
|Manager: Ryan Newman|
|Starting Pitcher Stats||W-L||ERA||G-GS|
|Overall: 0-0, 18-20|
|Manager: Andy Green|
|Starting Pitcher Stats||W-L||ERA||G-GS|
|Umpires:||Home Plate||Clinton Vondraic|
|First Base||Mitchell Morgan|
The Osprey conclude their three-game series with the Great Falls Voyagers tonight as the second half of the 2012 Pioneer Baseball League season begins. The Osprey will have two games left on this current homestand, coming on Monday and Tuesday against the Helena Brewers.
Last Time Out:
A new half dawns:
On the Mound Tonight:
The Voyagers will counter tonight with right-hander JC Casey, who is one of the best starting pitchers in the Pioneer League. Casey (4-2, 1.88) is ranked second in the league in ERA, behind only Sam Selman of Idaho Falls (1.67). Casey has had just one no-decision – and it came against the Osprey on July 5, a game which the Osprey scored five runs in the eighth to pull off a 5-2 win. Casey pitched 6 1/3 scoreless innings, surrendering just three hits and three walks while striking out four batters. In two road starts, Casey has yet to allow a run in 11 innings of work.
Tuesday, July 31
Wednesday, August 1
Thursday, August 2
Friday, August 3
Stat of the Day:
The Osprey are 11-1 when they collect 11 or more hits in a game this season. Their only loss came against Orem on July 17, a 12-8 setback at home.
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 rained out on Saturday.
|DSL D-backs||Update: The DSL D-backs are a half-game back of the DSL Rockies for first in the Baseball City Division.
|SS-A Yakima||Alumni Briefing: Josh Parr (2011) had two of the Bears’ five hits in a 7-0 loss at Spokane on Saturday.|
|Record: 3-2. 24-19|
|Next: at Spokane|
|Class A South Bend||Alumni Briefing: Tom Belza (2011) had three hits and plated a pair of runs, while Ryan Court (2011) also drove in a pair of runs as the Silver Hawks lost at Lansing on Saturday, 9-5. Chris Ellison (2011) added two hits and a run scored for South Bend. Andrew Barbosa (2012) allowed six runs in 5 1/3 innings pitched to suffer the loss (1-2). Kable Hogben (2009) pitched 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief.|
|Record: 18-16, 53-51|
|Next: at Lansing|
|Class A Advanced Visalia||Alumni Briefing: Ender Inciarte (2009) and Jon Griffin (2011) each collected one of the four Rawhide hits as Visalia lost at High Desert on Saturday, 5-3. Raymond Hernandez (2011) pitched six solid innings, but Andrew Chafin (2011) took the loss in relief.|
|Record: 18-17, 49-56|
|Next: at High Desert|
|Double-A Mobile||Alumni Briefing: The BayBears dropped a 7-3 decision at Mississippi on Saturday. Chris Owings (2009) went 3-for-4 at the plate, including a solo home run, while Rossmel Perez (2008) picked up a hit and a run scored. Derek Eitel (2010) allowed just two earned runs (five total) in six innings of work to take the setback on the mound. Yonata Ortega (2007) pitched an inning of relief, allowing just an unearned run. Mobile did not help itself defensively, committing three errors in the setback.|
|Record: 13-22, 53-52|
|Next: vs. Jacksonville|
|Triple-A Reno||Alumni Briefing: Jake Elmore (2008) went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, Adam Eaton (2010) added a base hit and scored twice, while Taylor Harbin (2007) doubled in the Aces’ 13-4 loss to Sacramento on Saturday. Bryan Henry (2007) worked 3 2/3 innings in relief to close out the game.|
|Next: vs. Sacramento|
Former Osprey with the Arizona Diamondbacks:
|Paul Goldschmidt (2009)||.287 BA, 13 HR, 47 RBI, .872 OPS||Gerardo Parra (2006)||.283 BA, 6 HR, 30 RBI, .771 OPS|
|Miguel Montero (2002-03)||.283 BA, 11 HR, 58 RBI, .825 OPS||Lyle Overbay (1999)||.292 BA, 2 HR, 10 RBI, .815 OPS|
TEAM: 51-50, 3rd in NL West, 4.5 GB … 5.5 GB in wildcard