Thursday, November 1, 2007

Dogs pick up late inning win

Scott Sizemore

Peo Saguaros 3 at Phoenix 4

W: E. Morlan (1-0, 0.00); L: J. Anderson (0-2, 3.60)
HR: PES: T. Gosewisch (1).

Ryan Sweeney (Chicago White Sox) singled, stoled 2nd, moved to 3rd on Jason Delaney's (Pittsburgh) fly out, then came home on a Nolan Reimold (Baltimer) single to break open a 3-3 tie in the bottom fo the 9th inning and give the Phoenix Desert Dogs a 4-3 win over the Peoria Saguaros Wednesday afternoon.

Former Miracle pitcher Eduardo Morlan (Minnesota) struck out 2 batters in the 9th inning to pick up the win, his first of the 2007 Arizona Fall League season.

Peoria took an early lead when Greg Golson's (Philadelphia) doubled, then was plated on Scott Sizemore's (Detroit) single to put the Saguaros on the board. Dog's starter Jack Egbert (Chicago white Sox) gave up the run to the first 2 batters he faced.

Golson would hurt Egbert again in the 3rd, singling, then stealing 2nd and coming in on Sizemore's line drive.

However, the Desert Dogs would tie the game up in the bottom of the inning, starting out with a pair of walks by Blake Davis (Baltimore) and Matt Macri (Minnesota). Sweeney then tried for a sac-bunt, but reached base on throwing error by Greg Miller (LA Dodgers). Delaney doubled to drive in the first two runners, but a pitcher change paid dividends for the Saguaros, as Phoenix was not able to get anything else.

Tuffy Gosewisch (Philadelphia) homered off David Haehnel (Baltimore) in the 5th to again put Peoria on top.

Burke Badenhop (Detroit) would walk Reimold in the 5th, which would prove costly when Reimold made it to 3rd on Trevor Plouffe's (Minnesota) ground ball single, then crossed the plate on Drew Butera's (Minnesota) line drive to tie up the game again.

It would stay that way until Sweeney's late inning heroics ended it with the Dogs on top.

Macri was back at 3rd base for the Dogs, and was 1-for-4 with a walk and a run. He doubled in the 1st inning, but the Dog's could not capitalize, and he was left stranded. Plouffe was 1-for-4, and Buetera was 2-for-4 with 1 RBI.

Phoenix takes Thursday off, before hosting Scottsdale on Friday.


The Twins announced that former Miracle pitcher Jason Miller, a Sarasota, Florida, native, as re-signed to a minor league contract as were pitchers Armando Gabino and Josh Hill. The Twins remain in talks with Felix Molina, Trent Oeltjen and Rochester pitcher Brian Bass.

Miller, who was treated to a major league call up last season, posted a 1-5 record in AAA Rochester with a 3.94 ERA. He appeared in 31 games, pitching 75.1 innings. Hill, who began the season with the Miracle was promoted to AA New Britain, recording a 3-2 record with a 4.36 ERA in 16 appearances (53.2) innings with the Rock Cats. His record was the same in Fort Myers (3-2) where he posted a 3.00 ERA in 17 games (39.0 innings). Gabino also enjoyed a call up to New Britain after starting the season with the Low A Beloit Snappers. Gambino pitched in 10 games (16 innings) for the Rock Cats, were he allowed 4 runs (all unearned) on 12 hits and 8 walks. He had a 2-0 record with the Cats and picked up 4 saves during his time in New Britain.

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