Friday Night Lineups with the Mustangs in town
Well here we go … the first of the eight games between the top two teams in the North Division in the second half, the Billings Mustangs and your Missoula Osprey, takes place tonight here at Ogren Park Allegiance Field.
The Osprey are on a run of goose eggs (more on that in the notes) that will be put to the test tonight by the Mustangs, who have a different look than they did when they were last here in early July.
It’ll be a 6:50 air time for the broadcast tonight, with Danny Pulfer the pre-game show guest, and the first pitch is scheduled for around 7:05 on AM 930 KMPT and online at MissoulaOsprey.com.
Here are the lineups and tonight’s game notes, complete with shutout details and the look at past Osprey …
|Overall: 10-2, 31-19|
|Manager: Pat Kelly|
|Starting Pitcher Stats||W-L||ERA||G-GS|
|Overall: 9-3, 27-23|
|Manager: Andy Green|
|Starting Pitcher Stats||W-L||ERA||G-GS|
|Umpires:||Home Plate||Sean Allen|
|First Base||Cody Oakes|
The Osprey open up a nine-game homestand with a two-game series with the first-place Billings Mustangs. It is a key series for both teams, who will follow this series up with 14 games against both Ogden and Idaho Falls as the second South swing begins on Monday.
Last Time Out:
Historic Series in Helena:
On the Mound Tonight:
The Mustangs will counter tonight with right-hander Jon Moscot, who is making his sixth start of the season for the Mustangs. Moscot (0-0, 2.70) has been capped off at two innings in each outing, allowing eight hits and four runs (three earned) in 10 innings of work. He will be followed by Jose Amezuca (1-4, 4.91) who has allowed three runs in three prior innings of work against the Osprey this season (0-1, 9.00).
Sunday, August 12
Mon.-Wed., Aug. 13-15
Tues. – RHP Yoimer Camacho vs. OGD RHP Lindsey Caughel
Wed. – RHP Jared Ray vs. OGD LHP Matt Laney
Thurs.-Sun., Aug. 16-19
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By The Numbers:
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D-backs Minor League Report/Osprey Alumni Update:
|AZL D-backs||Alumni Briefing: Justin Bianco (2011-12) is now hitting .269 (7-for-26) in seven games, with two doubles, a triple and four RBIs … Rudy Flores (2012) has played in two games, collecting three hits in seven at-bats … John Leonard (2012) is struggling, going 1-for-13 in four games.
|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) is hitting .242 in 52 games for the Bears, with 12 doubles, six home runs and 26 RBIs, to go along with 11 stolen bases … The five former Osprey who are on the Bears’ pitching staff continue to throw well, including Victor Acosta (2010), who is 2-2 with two saves and a 1.34 ERA in 19 appearances, spanning 33 2/3 innings pitched.|
|Record: 7-9, 28-26|
|Next: vs. Eugene|
|Class A South Bend||Alumni Briefing: Tom Belza (2011) and Matt Helm (2009-10) carried the Silver Hawks offense at times earlier this season, now they have plenty of help. Eric Groff (2010-11) and Ryan Court (2011) both are hitting above .260, while Roidany Aguila (2009-11) is in the midst of an 11-game hitting streak, and is hitting .444 in the month of August, with three home runs and eight RBIs … Andrew Barbosa (2012) is 2-2 in six starts since his promotion last month to the Silver Hawks, with a 3.94 ERA and 37 strikeouts in 32 innings pitched.|
|Record: 23-23, 58-58|
|Next: at Bowling Green|
|Class A Advanced Visalia||Alumni Briefing: Since his promotion in June, Ender Inciarte (2009) has been conquering Cal League pitching, hitting .322 in 44 games with eight doubles, four triples, a home run and 17 RBIs, along with an amazing 26 stolen bases in 29 attempts … Jon Griffin (2011) hit his 20th home run recently, and is currently hitting .280 with 16 doubles, three triples and 78 RBIs … Blake Cooper (2010) is quietly putting together a solid season, posting a 3-5 record with two saves and a 3.33 ERA, with 50 strikeouts in 48 2/3 innings pitched. Cooper is another product of the University of South Carolina baseball program, as is current Osprey outfielder Evan Marzilli.|
|Record: 26-20, 57-59|
|Next: vs. Inland Empire|
|Double-A Mobile||Alumni Briefing: Two steady pitchers in the BayBears rotation have been Chase Anderson (2009) and David Holmberg (2010). Anderson has made 17 starts this season and, when healthy, has been solid, posting a 2.62 ERA in 82 1/3 innings pitched. Holmberg has been a constant, going 3-4 on the bump with a 3.68 ERA, with 71 innings pitched.|
|Record: 18-29, 58-59|
|Next: at Jacksonville|
|Triple-A Reno||Alumni Briefing: Adam Eaton (2010) has somehow kept his batting lead in the Pacific Coast League at a plentiful stage. Currently at 21 points, and no longer trailed by teammate Jake Elmore (2008), Eaton is showing that his All-Star nod was definitely the right call. Especially since Reno continues to sail away with the Pac North, leading the division at the moment by seven games. Eaton leads the PCL in hits (161), on-base percentage (.457), stolen bases (34), doubles (39), runs scored (110) and total bases (231), and is second in extra-base hits (51), Oh, one more thing – he’s tied for the league lead in times being hit by a pitch (13).|
|Next: vs. Albuquerque, with Charles Brewer (2009) getting the start for the Aces|
Former Osprey with the Arizona Diamondbacks:
|Paul Goldschmidt (2009)||.305 BA, 16 HR, 58 RBI, .908 OPS||Gerardo Parra (2006)||.278 BA, 6 HR, 30 RBI, .753 OPS|
|Miguel Montero (2002-03)||.282 BA, 13 HR, 66 RBI, .837 OPS|
TEAM: 57-55, 3rd in NL West, 4 GB … 6.5 GB in wildcard