August 2012

Wednesday Lineups from Ogden

The Osprey will once again try to solve the puzzle that is the Ogden Raptors tonight from Lindquist Field here in Ogden, Utah. The Osprey have had their chances over the first two days, but have not been able to come up with a win.

Tonight, we will get started at 6:40, with a first pitch of 7:00 on AM 930 KMTP and online at Now, for the lineups:

Missoula Osprey (13-10, 31-30)

1 35 Evan Marzilli CF
.329, 0 HR, 12 RBI
2 9 Danny Pulfer 2B
.310, 2 HR, 23 RBI
3 18 Jake Lamb 3B
.311, 6 HR, 45 RBI
4 7 Michael Perez C
.287, 8 HR, 49 RBI
5 19 Socrates Brito RF
.315, 2 HR, 30 RBI
6 21 Breland Almadova LF
.309, 1 HR, 23 RBI
7 33 Rudy Flores 1B
.311, 3 HR, 22 RBI
8 26 Yosbel Gutierrez DH
.298, 1 HR, 10 RBI
9 38 Andrew Velazquez SS
.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI
P 44 Chris Pack P
 5-1, 5.28 ERA

Ogden Raptors (12-11, 33-28)

1 12 Delvis Morales 2B
.389, 0 HR, 9 RBI
2 25 Eric Smith C
.350, 2 HR, 46 RBI
3 33 Jeremy Rathjen RF
.332, 5 HR, 38 RBI
4 17 Jesus Valdez 1B
.319, 7 HR, 49 RBI
5 46 Corey Seager SS
.301, 6 HR, 29 RBI
6 3 Justin Boudreaux 3B
.240, 1 HR, 20 RBI
7 45 Pat Stover LF
.279, 2 HR, 16 RBI
8 27 Bladimir Franco DH
.246, 2 HR, 6 RBI
9 5 Malcolm Holland CF
.247, 0 HR, 10 RBI
P 52 Carlos Frias P
 6-4, 4.21 ERA


Lineups for Tuesday in Ogden

Before we get to tonight’s lineups, the Osprey have a new addition – infielder Andrew Velazquez, the 7th round pick in the 2012 MLB Draft. Velazquez hit .319 in 29 games with the Arizona League D-backs, with a home run (an inside-the-park homer) and 20 RBIs. Velazquez can play both second base and shortstop, and will be in tonight’s starting lineup.

Kevin Dultz will be the pre-game show guest tonight. We’re on at 6:40, with the first pitch slated for 7 p.m. on AM 930 KMTP and online at

Missoula (13-9, 31-29)
14 Pedro Ruiz SS
35 Evan Marzilli CF
18 Jake Lamb DH
7 Michael Perez C
19 Socrates Brito RF
30 Tyler Bream 3B
33 Rudy Flores 1B
15 Alex Glenn LF
38 Andrew Velazquez 2B
24 Ross Gerdeman RHP

Ogden (11-11, 32-28)
12 Delvis Morales 2B
25 Eric Smith DH
33 Jeremy Rathjen RF
17 Jesus Valdez 1B
46 Corey Seager SS
10 Jose Capellan C
26 Kevin Thompson LF
27 Bladimir Franco 3B
5 Malcolm Holland CF
36 Ross Stripling RHP

Lineups from Ogden for Monday …

EDITED: Danny Pulfer to take Adam McConnell’s spot at 2B, will hit 7th. Glenn now 8th and Dultz 9th.
Here we go … starting lineups for tonight’s series lidlifter between your Missoula Osprey and the homestanding Ogden Raptors. Weather is warm, ball is jumpin’ in BP. We’re on the air at 6:40, with a first pitch set for 7:00 on AM 930 KMTP and online at

Missoula (13-8, 31-28)
14 Pedro Ruiz SS
35 Evan Marzilli CF
18 Jake Lamb 3B
21 Breland Almadova LF
19 Socrates Brito DH
30 Tyler Bream 1B
9 Danny Pulfer 2B
15 Alex Glenn RF
50 Kevin Dultz C
37 Jared Ray RHP

Ogden (10-11, 31-28)
12 Delvis Morales 2B
25 Eric Smith C
33 Jeremy Rathjen RF
17 Jesus Valdez 1B
46 Corey Seager SS
3 Justin Boudreaux DH
26 Kevin Thompson LF
27 Bladimir Franco 3B
5 Malcolm Holland CF
6 Gregg Downing LHP

Lineups for Sunday – finally

Yeah, we’re a little late with this today … but as @ospreybaseball tweeted yesterday – better late than never. Just lineups today as well … alumni update coming in the pre-game.

On at 4:50, first pitch around 5:05 on AM 930 KMTP and online at

Missoula Osprey (12-8, 30-28)

1 14 Pedro Ruiz SS
.322, 2 HR, 13 RBI
2 35 Evan Marzilli CF
.338, 0 HR, 10 RBI
3 18 Jake Lamb 3B
.308, 5 HR, 41 RBI
4 7 Michael Perez C
.302, 8 HR, 49 RBI
5 19 Socrates Brito RF
.308, 2 HR, 25 RBI
6 21 Breland Almadova DH
.306, 1 HR, 21 RBI
7 33 Rudy Flores 1B
.306, 1 HR, 18 RBI
8 9 Danny Pulfer 2B
.297, 2 HR, 22 RBI
9 15 Alex Glenn LF
.250, 1 HR, 3 RBI
P 48 Yoimer Camacho P

Idaho Falls Chukars (11-9, 28-30)

1 23 Ethan Chapman CF
.327, 0 HR, 23 RBI
2 7 Adlaberto Mondesi SS
.287, 2 HR, 23 RBI
3 20 Nick Cuckovich 3B
.255, 3 HR, 35 RBI
4 43 Jin-Ho Shin C
.293, 5 HR, 23 RBI
5 22 Parker Morin DH
.282, 2 HR, 14 RBI
6 2 Elier Hernandez RF
.201, 0 HR, 28 RBI
7 1 Diego Goris LF
.272, 6 HR, 23 RBI
8 34 Jared Schlehuber 1B
.256, 1 HR, 8 RBI
9 32 Carlos Garcia 2B
.261, 1 HR, 16 RBI
P 31 Ali Williams P

Saturday night lineups from the Nest

Here we go … the Osprey will try it again tonight against the Idaho Falls Chukars at Ogren Park Allegiance Field. For some reason, tonight feels like it could be a good night for the Osprey … just a feeling in the clubhouse.

Evan Marzilli is not in the lineup because it was supposed to be a day off for him. Marzilli tweaked his left ankle last night, and he could go if he had to, instead, manager Andy Green is sticking to the schedule. The latest Marzilli will be back in the lineup is on Monday at Ogden.

Speaking of Marzilli, he’s our “Excerpts” subject on the pre-game show tonight at 6:50, with the first pitch slated for around 7:05 on AM 930 KMPT and online at

Missoula Osprey (11-8, 29-28) Idaho Falls Chukars (11-8, 28-29)
1 14 Pedro Ruiz SS 1 23 Ethan Chapman CF
.309, 2 HR, 13 RBI .328, 0 HR, 22 RBI
2 21 Breland Almadova CF 2 7 Adlaberto Mondesi SS
.309, 1 HR, 21 RBI .284, 2 HR, 22 RBI
3 18 Jake Lamb 3B 3 2 Elier Hernandez RF
.311, 4 HR, 38 RBI .206, 0 HR, 28 RBI
4 26 Yosbel Gutierrez C 4 20 Nick Cuckovich DH
.289, 1 HR, 9 RBI .249, 2 HR, 32 RBI
5 19 Socrates Brito RF 5 43 Jin-Ho Shin C
.309, 2 HR, 25 RBI .292, 4 HR, 21 RBI
6 9 Danny Pulfer 2B 6 6 Rainier Bello 1B
.308, 2 HR, 22 RBI .266, 4 HR, 30 RBI
7 33 Rudy Flores 1B 7 14 Nick DelGuidice 3B
.292, 0 HR, 17 RBI .308, 1 HR, 16 RBI
8 30 Tyler Bream DH 8 39 Jerico Blanco LF
.279, 2 HR, 18 RBI .244, 0 HR, 9 RBI
9 15 Alex Glenn LF 9 32 Carlos Garcia 2B
.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI
.265, 1 HR, 16 RBI
P 29 Karl Triana P P 8 Alec Mills P

Umpires: Home – Sean Allen; Bases – Cody Oakes

The Skinny:
Game three of the four-game set between the Osprey and Idaho Falls Chukars takes place tonight here at Ogren Park Allegiance Field.

Last Time Out:
The Missoula Osprey dropped their fourth straight game on Friday at Ogren Park Allegiance Field, falling 11-9 to the Idaho Falls Chukars in front of 1,956 fans. However, the Osprey stay two games back of the Billings Mustangs in the Pioneer League’s North Division, as the Mustangs also lost on Friday. Unlike the series opener on Thursday, the Osprey led the game twice, holding 5-3 and 6-5 edges, but were victimized by another six-run inning, this one taking place in the top of the sixth that gave the Chukars the lead for good. The Osprey responded in the home half of the inning with a three-run rally, but could not dent the scoreboard the rest of the evening. Michael Perez had two hits, two runs scored and two RBIs for Missoula, who had 11 hits on the night. It’s the second straight game the Osprey have collected 11 or more hits but lost the game, after winning 18 of the first 19 times it took place this season. Jake Lamb and Socrates Brito added two hits and two runs scored, while Tyler Bream added two hits and a RBI. Danny Pulfer doubled and drove in a pair of runs for the Osprey. The pitching highlight came in the final 3 2/3 innings of scoreless baseball by Missoula relievers Patrick Smith and Justin Thompson, who combined to allow just two hits and a walk while striking out five batters.

Notes from the Nest:
Including tonight’s game, the Osprey have just six home games remaining on the schedule. However, they are still on pace to set a new single-season attendance mark. The old record of 87,345 was set in the 2010 season. If the Osprey draw the average per game for the rest of the season, they would set the new mark on the last game of the season Sept. 6 … The Osprey are trying to make sure they still have control of their own playoff destiny, since six of their final eight games will come against the first-place Billings Mustangs.

On the Mound Tonight:
Missoula will send right-hander Karl Triana to the mound tonight as he looks to build on his best start of the season, which was in his most recent outing. Triana (4-4, 4.70) allowed just four hits and three runs (two earned) in six innings of work, walking two and hitting a batter while striking out seven in a win over Ogden on Monday. Triana has pitched six innings on three different occasions this season. Triana is 0-2 against Helena, but is 4-2 against the rest of the league, with a 2.93 ERA. Triana has also been solid at home this season, going 2-2 with a 3.21 ERA in five prior home starts this season.

The Chukars will go with right-hander Alec Mills, who is hoping to continue the string of strong starts he has made since moving into the Chukars’ rotation from the bullpen. Mills (1-3, 2 saves, 3.06 ERA) is 1-1 as a starter, with a 2.70 ERA in four starts since being moved into the rotation last month. Mills, picked in the 22nd round by the Kansas City Royals in the 2012 MLB Draft out of Tennessee-Martin, started the season in the bullpen, where he was 0-2 with the three saves and a 3.52 ERA. In his last outing, the defense struggled behind him, as he allowed three unearned runs while scattering eight hits in a win over Orem on August 11, and struck out five batters without allowing a walk. Mills has allowed only two walks in 20 innings as a starting pitcher.

Pitching Probables
Sunday, August 19
MIS RHP Yoimer Camacho (2-4, 3.27) vs. IDF RHP Ali Williams (2-3, 4.20)

Monday, August 20
MIS RHP Jared Ray (3-5, 3.32) at OGD LHP Gregg Downing

Tuesday, August 21
MIS RHP Ross Gerdeman (3-4, 5.02) at OGD Pitcher TBA

Wednesday, August 22
MIS RHP Chris Pack (5-1, 5.28) at OGD Pitcher TBA

Thursday, August 23
MIS RHP Karl Triana (4-4, 4.70) at OGD Pitcher TBA

Aug. 24-26
Osprey at Idaho Falls

Aug. 28-29
Osprey vs. Great Falls

Aug. 30-Sept. 2
Osprey at Billings

Sept. 3-4
Osprey at Great Falls

Sept. 5-6
Osprey vs. Billings

Ogren Park Allegiance Field Info

Date Opened: 2004
Capacity: 3,600 (est.)
Record: 4,316 (7/3/12)
OF Distances:
LF – 309’, wall is 17’ tall
LCF – 360’, wall is 8’ tall
CF – 398’, wall is 16’ tall
RCF – 401’, wall is 8’ tall
RF – 287’, wall is 24’ tall
Home Dugout: 3rd base
Home Bullpen: LF line
Vis. Dugout: 1st base
Vis. Bullpen:  RF line

By The Numbers:

Current Streak:


Extra Innings:


Team Hitting:


First Half:


Lead After 5:


PL Rank:


Second Half:


Tied After 5:


Team Pitching:




Trail After 5:


PL Rank:




One-run games:


Longest Winning Streak:

5 games



Two-run games:


Longest Losing Streak

6 games



Three-run games:


HR total at home:


Score First:


+3-run games:


Pitching K total:


Score Last:


Shutout Record:


Pitching K/9IP Ratio:


Reaching 11-hit Mark:



Peanut Inning Success:


D-backs Minor League Report/Osprey Alumni Update:

AZL D-backs Alumni Briefing: Justin Bianco (2011-12) singled, doubled, drove in a run and scored a run as the AZL D-backs beat the AZL Angels on Thursday, 4-2.
Record: 22-23
Ends season Aug. 29


DSL D-backs Update: The DSL D-backs are a half-game ahead of the DSL Rockies for first in the Baseball City Division.


Record: 37-26
Ends season Aug. 25


SS-A Yakima Alumni Briefing: Josh Parr (2011) was 1-for-4 with an RBI as the Bears beat Spokane on Friday, 6-1. Victor Acosta (2010) and Enrique Burgos (2009, 11) combined to pitch four shutout innings of relief.
Record: 11-13, 32-30
Next: vs. Spokane, with Blake Perry (2010) getting the start for the Bears


Class A South Bend Alumni Briefing: Eric Groff (2010-11) singled and walked, while Tom Belza (2011), Matt Helm (2009-10) and Roidany Aguila (2009-11) each added a base hit in the Silver Hawks’ 2-0 loss to West Michigan on Friday. Keith Hessler (2011) allowed just an earned run in 6 2/3 innings of work, while JR Bradley (2010) and Jesse Darrah (2011) combined for 2 1/3 shutout innings of relief.
Record: 26-26, 61-61
Next: at Bowling Green
Class A Advanced Visalia Alumni Briefing: Ender Incirate (2009) went 4-for-4 at the plate with three runs scored and a stolen base, but the Rawhide lost at Modesto on Friday, 7-6 in 10 innings. Bradin Hagens (2009) was stellar in his start, allowing just an earned run on five hits and two walks while striking out six batters in seven innings of work. Unfortunately, Seth Simmons (2011) surrendered five runs, including four in the bottom of the 9th that tied the game, and took the loss on the mound.
Record: 27-26, 58-65
Next: at Modesto, with Anthony Meo (2011) starting for the Rawhide
Double-A Mobile Alumni Briefing: The BayBears split a doubleheader with Pensacola on Friday. In Game 1, Eury De La Rosa (2009) earned his sixth save of the season in a 4-1 victory. In Game 2, Chris Owings (2009) and David Nick (2009) each collected a base hit in a 10-2 loss. Yonata Ortega (2007) pitched a scoreless frame, while Kyle Greene (2008) became the latest former Osprey position player to play for Mobile to try his hand at pitching. He went 1-for-2 at the plate, and pitched an inning on the mound, allowing a two-run home run by also collecting a strikeout.
Record: 22-32, 62-62
Next: vs. Pensacola (DH)
Triple-A Reno Alumni Briefing: Adam Eaton (2010) went 3-for-4 with two RBIs as the Aces snapped a six-game losing streak and beat Round Rock on Friday, 8-2. Eaton bumped his batting average up to .385 with the effort. Both of his RBIs came with two out.
Record: 72-55
Next: at Tacoma

Former Osprey with the Arizona Diamondbacks:

Paul Goldschmidt (2009) .298 BA, 18 HR, 64 RBI, .896 OPS Gerardo Parra (2006) .276 BA, 6 HR, 30 RBI, .742 OPS
Miguel Montero (2002-03) .286 BA, 14 HR, 70 RBI, .859 OPS Jake Elmore (2008) 2-9 (was 2-4 w/2B on Thursday)

TEAM: 60-59, 3rd in NL West, 5 GB … 6 GB in wildcard

Lineups for Friday night

Game two of the four-game series between the Osprey and the Idaho Falls Chukars will take place tonight here at Ogren Park Allegiance Field. Gates open at 5:30 for Happy Hour Night.

First, catching you up on things … the Osprey will be without Ty Linton for the rest of the 2012 season. The preliminary diagnosis is a torn ligament in the left knee. Further tests will be done before surgery is preformed. Linton will be heading back down to Phoenix soon for the exam and procedure. Our thoughts are with him, and we wish him well in the future. The Osprey have received outfielder Alex Glenn to fill in, and Glenn will start tonight. More on him in the game notes.

The pre-game show guest tonight will be one of our assistants this, well in her case the past two seasons, and someone with a baseball background in MaLeigha Stottlemyre. She’ll share what it was like growing up in a baseball household and how the sport is indeed in her blood. Pre-game begins at 6:50, with the first pitch slated for around 7:05 tonight here on AM 930 KMPT and online at (more…)

Thursday lineups, Chukars in town and more

The next four games in Missoula will have two teams in chase mode – the Osprey and the Idaho Falls Chukars – playing each other, trying to catch the teams in front of them for first place in the Pioneer League second-half pennant chase. The Osprey enter tonight two games back of Billings in the North Division, while the Chukars are two games back of Orem in the South Division.

The Osprey and Chukars get started around 7:05. Pre-game is set for 6:55 tonight, and will feature an interview with former Osprey player and coach Hatuey “Chewy” Mendoza. We’re on the air on AM 930 KMPT and online at

Also, don’t hesitate to check out the Osprey Online Box Suite, where fans from all over the world can converge and talk Osprey baseball, and other things. Keep in mind, though, that most of those in the room are listening online, so if you are one of the fortunate ones that still has unlimited data on their smartphones, you can be at the game and in the room at the same time. So don’t give anything away …  the radio broadcast is on a 60-second delay to the online listeners, so be respectful of that. Thing is, we want you in the Suite!! And don’t forget to say hi to JAG when you’re in there … (more…)

Lineups and notes for Aug. 15

The Osprey look to take a series against the Raptors, who answered the Missoula win on Monday with one of their own last night. The Osprey will look to Jared Ray to get the job done on the mound tonight, with an air time of 6:50, and a first pitch around 7:05. Listen to the game on AM 930 KMPT and online at

The pre-game show will feature the upcoming events this weekend as the seven-game homestand is on the backstretch and heading to the final turn. We’ll also have the recap from last night as well as a look at what happened around the league.

Tonight’s lineups and notes follow … (more…)

Lineups for Tuesday against the Raptors

The Osprey are back into a tie for first in the Pioneer League’s North Division, and they will look to at least stay there tonight as they host the Ogden Raptors in the second of a three-game series at Ogren Park Allegiance Field. We’re on the air at 6:50, with relief pitcher Chase Stevens as our guest. First pitch is about 7:05 on AM 930 KMPT and online at

Here are tonight’s lineups and notes: (more…)

Lineups for Monday vs. Ogden

Here we go .. the seven-game leg of the nine-game homestand gets started tonight at Ogren Park Allegiance Field with the Ogden Raptors making their annul appearance. We’ll get back to posting all of the usual stuff when we are at home tomorrow, but for now, here are tonight’s lineups:

Ogden Raptors
Overall: 6-8, 27-25
Manager: Damon Berryhill
No. Player Pos. Avg. HR RBI
12 Delvis Morales 2B .377 0 7
25 Eric Smith DH .356 2 39
33 Jeremy Rathjen RF .359 4 34
17 Jesus Valdez 1B .315 7 41
46 Corey Seager SS .306 4 21
45 Pat Stover LF .289 2 15
3 Justn Boudreaux 3B .253 1 17
10 Jose Capellan C .340 1 12
5 Malcolm Holland CF .238 0 7
22 Jake Hermsen 1-5 4.39 10-10 LHP
Starting Pitcher Stats W-L ERA G-GS
Missoula Osprey
Overall: 10-4, 28-24
Manager: Andy Green
No. Player Pos. Avg. HR RBI
14 Pedro Ruiz SS .314 2 10
35 Evan Marzilli CF .353 0 10
18 Jake Lamb 3B .306 4 35
21 Breland Almadova LF .316 1 19
19 Socrates Brito RF .303 2 22
30 Tyler Bream 1B .255 2 16
33 Rudy Flores DH .318 0 16
26 Yosbel Gutierrez C .288 1 8
12 Adam McConnell 2B .294 0 1
29 Karl Triana 3-4 4.93 9-9 RHP
Starting Pitcher Stats W-L ERA G-GS
Umpires: Home Plate Sean Allen
First Base Cody Oakes
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