Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Beloit shuts down Quad Cities; Red wings, Rock Cats lose

Beloit Snappers

Quad Cities 0 at Beloit 5

W: D. Bromberg (4-3, 4.60); L: B. King (1-4, 4.33); SV: S. Steedley (5)
HR: BEL: R. Santana (5).

Unlike his High-A counterpart, David Bromberg did not go the distance, but he did blank the Quad City River Bandits for six innings, holding them to 3 hits and 4 walks while fanning 8.

Fellow Midwest League All-stars Steve Hirschfield and Spencer Steedley would be called upon to finish the game, taking the Beloit Snappers to a 5-0 victory.

Chris Cates would take a walk with one out in the bottom of the first. Garrett Olson hit into a force out that took Cates out at 2nd, and Ozzie Lewis would knock a fly ball to left to move him to 2nd. Steve Singleton then doubled out to right to plate Olson for the first Snappers run.

Ramon Santana hit a solo shot home run in the 5th, shortly before the R-Bandits batting coach was ejected by the home plate umpire.

In the bottom of the 8th, Lewis knock a line drive to right to make his way onto the base paths, and Singelton reach on a fielding error by Quad Cities 2nd baseman Mike Folli. Joe Benson would fly out to right to advance the pair. Chris Parmelee was then intentionally walked, and Jair Fernandez drew a walk to force in Lewis. Following a strike out to Santana, Ben Revere's ground ball to center drove in Singleton and Parmelee.

Lewis was 2-for-3 in the game with a walk and a run, raising his average to .198. Santana was 2-for-4 with a run and a RBI, but with a pair strike outs as well.

Lefty Mike Tarsi (3-6, 5.64) takes to the mound Wednesday at 7:00 PM Central Time for the Snappers for the final game in the series.

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New Britain 3 at Altoona 4

W: C. Hamman (2-5, 3.92); L: R. Mullins (5-4, 3.48); SV: E. Meek (1)
HR: NBR: L. Hughes (13).

Luke Hughes hit his 13th home run of the year, bringing Steve Tolleson and Toby Gardenhire home with him, but it was not quite enough as the New Britain Rock Cats fell to the Altoona Curve, 4-3.

Ryan Mullins gave up 4 runs (3 earned) on 5 hits and 2 walks while striking out 2 over six innings, suffering his 4th loss of the season.

Gardenhire was 3-for-3 at the plate. Brock Peterson, Trevor Plouffe, and Dustin Martin were all one hit wonders for the Rock Cats.

Game two of the 3 game series is Wednesday at 7:05 Pm with Anthony Swarzak (3-2, 4.18) on the mound for the Rock Cats.

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Rochester 3 at Buffalo 4

W: J. Tomlin (1-0, 3.86); L: K. Mulvey (3-7, 3.82); SV: O. Perez (2)
HR: ROC: R. Ruiz (4), J. Pridie (3).

Randy Ruiz hit his 4th home run of the season, a single shot over the right field fence, in the bottom of the fifth inning. But the Red Wings were already playing catch up at that point.

Kevin Mulvey had allowed 4 runs (only 1 earned) on 5 hits and 3 balls while striking out 4 over six. Garrett Jones fielding error in the bottom of the fourth lead to the 3 unearned runs.

In the top of the 7th, Jason Pridie would go yard, his 3rd of the year. Jones would double, move to 3rd on a Chris Basak ground out and be plated by Ruiz's line drive to center.

Jones finished up 2-for-3 with a walk and a run, while Ruiz was 2-for-4 with a run and a pair of runs scored.

McDonald and Buscher each had a hit for the Wings, but did not factor into the scoring.

The Red Wings pitching staff had allowed at least one home run (eight total home runs) in seven straight games, a streak that ended Tuesday.

Rochester has a 19-9 record when the Wings score four runs or more in a game, but only a 5-27 record when the Red Wings score three or fewer runs.

The two teams rematch on Wednesday for a 7:05 PM start. Jeff Harris (2-3, 5.11) will start for Buffalo. Former Miracle Brian Duensing (2-5, 4.43) will be on the mound for the Red Wings.

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