Remember how I said last week wasn’t a very good week for the M’s minor league system? Yeah, neither was this week.
Tacoma Rainiers (4-11)
Streak: Lost 1
Opponents: 4 vs Sacramento (OAK), 3 vs Colorado Springs (COL)
Notes: The Rainiers went 1-6 on the week, and were outscored by a whopping 41-21 over those seven games, thanks in large part to a crushing 13-1 loss at the hands of the Colorado Springs Sky Sox last night. Carlos Peguero’s callup took what little wind was in the Rainiers’ sails at the plate, and the pitching was rough, at best, giving up runs in every game during the week. Even Chris Seddon wasn’t immune, having his scoreless inning streak snapped and taking the loss on Tuesday.
Standouts: OF Carlos Peguero (.294/.333/.588, 2 2B, 1 HR, 1 BB, 3 K’s), 2B Dustin Ackley (.296/.406/.444, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 SB, 5 BB, 6 K’s),
Dunces: Mostly everyone else.
Next Seven Days: 1 vs Colorado Springs,
4 @ Salt Lake (LAA), 1 @ Reno (ARI)
Jackson Generals (6-8)
Streak: Won 1
Opponents: 3 vs Jacksonville (FLA), 4 @ Montgomery (TB)
Notes: Another 3-4 week for the Generals, but there were some encouraging signs. Luis Jimenez came off the DL and has made an instant impact, and several bats that were cold in the first week have started to wake up. The pitching has been on the shaky side, but if the hitting keeps up, the Generals could start to go on a nice run.
Carlos Triunfel might have had one of the better individual weeks of his career, showing more offensive threat than he’s generally given credit for, including homers on two consecutive nights. Not to be outdone, James McOwen went yard on three consecutive nights this past week.
Standouts: RHP Erasmo Ramirez (2 GS, 14 IP, 1 W, 12 H, 1 HR, 3 ER, 7 K’s, 0 BB’s), SS Carlos Triunfel (.280/.333/.560, 1 2B, 2 HR, 2 BB, 4 K’s), OF James McOwen (.344/.364/.688, 2 2B, 3 HR, 1 BB, 4 K’s)
Dunce: LHP Brian Moran (3 G, 0.2 IP, 11 ER, 10 H, 2 HR, 3 BB, 2 K’s)
Next Seven Days: 1 @ Montgomery,
5 vs Mobile (ARI), 1 @ Chattanooga (LAD)
High Desert Mavericks (7-8)
Streak: Won 1
Opponents: 2 vs Lake Elsinore (SD), 4 vs Lancaster (HOU), 1 @ Lake Elsinore
Notes: The Mavericks once again have the best record in the organization…. and after a 3-4 week, even they are below .500. Yikes. And in true Cal League fashion, most of the games this week were won in lopsided fashion, with five of the seven games seeing one team or the other crack ten runs. Denny Almonte had a heck of a week to remember; his slugging percentage was at 1.100 for the week, with eight extra base hits, including a whopping five homers.
Standouts: OF Denny Almonte (.433/.514/1.100, 1 2B, 2 3B, 5 HR, 1 SB), OF Danny Carroll (.367/.441/.500, 4 2B, 3 SB), SS Nick Franklin (.360/.500/.560, 3 2B, 1 3B, 2 sB)
Dunces: LHP Taylor Stanton (1 GS, 4.1 IP, 7 ER, 9 H, 2 HR, 2 BB, 5 K’s), OF James Jones (.217/.308/.304, 3 BB, 9 K’s), the bullpen (29 1/3 IP, 6.50 ERA, 41 H, 7 HR, 23 K’s, 16 BB’s)
Next Seven Days: 2 @ Lake Elsinore, 4 vs Inland Empire (LAA)
Clinton LumberKings (4-11)
Streak: Lost 5
Opponents: 3 vs Kane County (KC),
3 @ Cedar Rapids (LAA), 1 @ Kane County
Notes: Not a good week for the LumberKings. Things started off well, taking both games of a double-header, but the ‘Kings lost every game after that, with the offense sputtering and the bullpen imploding. It really wasn’t a pretty week in any way. Julio Morban and his continued recovery from an injury-wrecked 2010 season was really the lone shining light of the week.
Standout: OF Julio Morban (.375/.444/.625, 4 2B, 1 3B, 2 SB, 3 BB, 6 K’s)
Dunces: LHP Edlando Seco (2 G, 2.1 IP, 5 ER, 8 H, 5 K’s, 3 BB), RHP Fray Martinez (2 G, 5 IP, 6 ER, 10 H, 2 HR, 5 K’s, 4 BB), UTIL Stefen Romero (.143/.250/.190, 1 2B, 3 BB, 7 K’s, 2 SB)
Next Seven Days: 2 @ Kane County, 3 vs Peoria (CHC), 1 @ Wisconsin (MIL)