Loons Allow One Run in Doubleheader Win
Charlie Haeger ... 8th win
Charlie Haeger ... 8th win
Pubisher
Posted Jun 18, 2009


Albuquerque used a seven-run third inning to drop Memphis 13-3 as Charlie Haeger improved to 8-4. Chattanooga overwhelmed Mississippi 13-3 to help starter Travis Chick to his fifth win. Inland Empire dropped a 7-5 decision to Lake Elsinore. Starters Josh Walters and Bobby Blevins each allowed three hits as Great Lakes topped South Bend 4-0 and 2-1.

'Topes Bring Down RedBirds
Albuquerque used a seven-run third inning to drop Memphis 13-3 with knuckleballer Charlie Haeger working eight innings and allowing a season low three hits to improve his record to 8-4 on the season.

The victory was Haeger's fifth win in six starts and it gives him the outright lead in the PCL in wins. He needed just 89 pitches and had three 1-2-3 innings. Dwayne Pollok finished the game with a shutout ninth.

On a sweltering afternoon, Memphis jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first and the Isotopes responded quickly in the top of the second when Valentino Pascucci drew a walk, advanced to third on a ground-rule double by Juan Gonzalez, and scored when Kenley Jansen grounded out.

Albuquerque broke up the close game in the second, using seven of their 11 hits to score eight times and put the game on ice, so to speak.

Blake DeWitt knocked in Jason Repko and Chin-Lung Hu with a single, Valentino Pascucci doubled home DeWitt. A wild pitch allowed another run and Repko, up for the second time in the inning, doubled down the left field line to give the 'Topes an 8-1 advantage.

Albuquerque managed only one hit over the next six innings and went down on strikes seven times.

Repko, Chin-lung Hu, DeWitt and Gonzalez each had a pair of hits.

The Isotopes come home for an eight-game stretch over nine days with the Omaha Royals and Nashville Sounds. Tonight's game will feature 'Topes southpaw Stephen Randolph (2-2, 6.40) against O-Royals left-hander Heath Phillips (3-6, 6.41).

  Score by Innings	
Albuquerque	017 000 000-8
Memphis	        100 000 000-1

  Albuquerque	ab r  h  bi  ave
Repko cf	5  1  2  2  .263
Hu ss        	5  1  2  0  .253
DeWitt 3b	4  1  2  2  .266
Hoffmann rf	4  0  0  0  .233
Brown lf	4  1  1  0  .304
 Rosario pr-lf	0  0  0  0  .266
Pascucci 1b	3  2  1  1  .207
JGonzalez 2b	4  1  2  1  .286
Jansen c	4  1  1  1  .200
Haeger p	3  0  0  0  .200
 Pollok p	0  0  0  0  .000
----------------------------------
  Totals	36  8 11  7
  Memphis	30  1  4  1

  2B- Repko 2 (11), JGonzalez (2),
Pascucci (8), DeWitt. (13). RBI- Jansen
(1), DeWitt 2 (20), Pascucci (29),
JGonzalez (2), Repko 2 (28). S- Haeger.
LOB- Albuquerque 5, Memphis 2. CS- Repko
(5). DP- Jansen, JGonzalez and Pascucci; 
DeWitt, JGonzalez and Pascucci.

  Albuquerque	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Haeger (8-4)	8.0  3  1-1  1  3  3.90
Pollok        	1.0  1  0-0  0  0  5.29
  HBP- DeWitt. T- 2:19. Att- 7,350.
Chattanooga Batters Braves
The Lookouts exploded for 13 runs on 15 hits and overwhelmed Mississippi 13-3. Starter Travis Chick (5-2) was pleased with the offensive output and gave up one run on four hits over his six innings while striking out six.

Chattanooga put a three on the scoreboard in the third and then added 10 more runs in the fifth, sixth and seventh, helped by a 15-hit attack.

Eddy Perez doubled across two runs in the third to start the runaway and finished the evening with three hits, including a pair of doubles. A suddenly resurgent Russell Mitchell singled twice and homered, driving in three.

Adam Godwin and Justin Sellers led off the five-run fifth with singles. Josh Bell lived on an error as Godwin scored. Mike Rose's sacrifice fly accounted for the second run and Andrew Lambo, Mitchell and Victor Mercedes had big hits to give the Lookouts an 8-1 lead.

Bell added a two-run home run (#8) in the bottom portion of the sixth, while Mitchell's two-run shot (#6) came in the seventh.

Perhaps overlooked in the avalanche of runs, Chick (5-2) put up a solid performance and Victor Garate, Tim Corcoran and Joe Durbin closed out one of the easier wins the Lookouts have enjoyed this season.

The Lookouts and Braves continue their five-game series tonight.

  Score by Innings
Mississippi	000 010 020- 3
Chattanooga	003 052 30x-13

  Chattanooga	ab r  h  bi  ave
Godwin cf	3  3  3  0  .275
Sellers ss	3  2  1  1  .284
Bell 3b        	5  1  1  2  .271
Rose c	        4  0  0  1  .239
Perez 1b	5  1  2  2  .313
Lambo lf	5  2  3  0  .271
Mitchell f	5  2  3  3  .184
Mercedes 2b	4  0  1  2  .161
Chick P 	2  1  0  0  .000
 Garate p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Giles ph	1  1  1  0  .236
 Corcoran p	0  0  0  0  .125
 Durbin p	0  0  0  0  .000
---------------------------------
  Totals	37 13 15 11
Memphis	        31  3  7  3  

  2B- Perez 2 (7), Mercedes (4), Giles
(4). HR- Bell (8), Mitchell (6).
RBI- Godwin 2 (12), Rose (4), Mitchell
3 (26), Mercedes 2 (8), Bell 2 (35),
Sellers (13).S- Sellers. SF- Rose,
Sellers. LOB- Chattanooga 6, Mississippi
7. DP- Sellers, Mercedes and Perez.

  Chattanooga	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Chick (5-2)	6.0  4  1-1  3  6  4.23
Garate        	1.0  0  0-0  1  1  3.13
Corcoran	1.0  2  2-1  0  0  5.19
Durbin        	1.0  1  0-0  0  0  1.35
  WP- Chick. WP- Rose (2). 
T- 2:53. Att- 2,795.
Early Lead Sinks 66ers
Scoring came easy in the first three innings and Lancaster held a 6-4 lead at that point, then held on to win 7-5 over Inland Empire.

Lancaster relief pitching retired 16 of 17 Sixers, marred only by a solo home run from Scott Van Slyke that pulled Inland Empire within a run in the fifth.

The JetHawks nailed Chris Withrow (5-5) for six runs over the first four innings as they scored three in both the first and second.

The 66ers knocked the Mavericks starter out of the game in the third when Steven Caseres ripped a single to right, putting runners on the corners with a run already in. But they could manage just one more run on Alex Garabedian’s RBI groundout.

Withrow (5-5) had his second sub-standard start against Lancaster this season, allowing six runs on eight hits with two walks and six strikeouts in his four innings.

Pedro Baez and Caseres had two hits each for the 66ers.

Inland Empire (29-37) closes out the first half of the season with a four-game homestand with the High Desert Mavericks starting tonight. RHP Tim Sexton (1-8, 3.15) will make his final start before the All-Star game while J.C. Ramirez (4-2, 4.41) takes the hill for the Mavericks.

Manny Watch
Many believe that Manny Ramirez could be wearing a 66ers uniform next week. Dodgers manager Joe Torre said he expects Ramirez to begin a rehab assignment with the Sixers as early as June 25. The 66ers are scheduled to play the Storm June 25-27, and then return home for a series against Rancho Cucamonga June 28-30.

  Score by Innings
Inland Empire	112 010 000-5
Lancaster	330 010 00x-7

  Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Mattingly lf	4  0  0  0  .297
AGonzalez 2b	4  0  0  0  .282
Robinson cf	3  2  1  0  .308
Baez 3b        	4  1  2  2  .282
Caseres 1b	4  0  1  0  .286
Van Slyke rf	3  2  2  1  .302
Ortiz dh	4  0  0  0  .224
Garabedian c	4  0  1  2  .305
Lara ss        	4  0  0  0  .273
---------------------------------
  Totals	34  5  7  5
  Lancaster	32  7  9  7

  Error- Withrow (2), Baez (10).
2B- Baez 2 (10), Van Slyke (21).
3B- Robinson (6). HR- Van Slyke (1).
RBI- Baez 2 (41), Garabedian 2 (20),
Van Slyke (42). SB- Van Slyke (6).
DP- AGonzalez, Lara and Caseres.
Pickoff- Sanfler.

  Inland Empire	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Withrow (5-5)	4.0  8  6-6  2  6  5.08
Sanfler        	3.0  1  1-1  1  2  3.96
McCarter	1.0  0  0-0  0  0  0.98
  T- 2:41. Att- 1,568.
Loons Run Winning Streak to Seven
Brad Golden
Great Lakes Loons

Great Lakes’ pitching staff allowed just one run in a doubleheader sweep of the South Bend Silver, winning by scores of 4-0 and 2-1, with both games lasting seven innings. The Loons have now won a franchise-best seven straight and are a franchise-high eight games over .500 (37-29).

Josh Walters and Bobby Blevins started the twin-bill and each allowed three hits and no runs while combining for 11 shutout innings.

  The Silver Hawks did not score until the 14th inning of the doubleheader and the Loons improve their intra-divisional record to 27-15.  

First game Walter and Luis Garcia combined on the seven-inning shutout with Walter allowing three hits in five innings while striking out four and Garcia adding two perfect innings of relief.  

  The Loons pounded out 12 hits against the South Bend to make life easier, but they were only 2-for-13 with runners in scoring position. They scored single runs in the first, second, fourth and sixth. Matt Wallach drove in two and Dee Gordon, Kyle Russell, Nick Buss and Anthony Hatch recorded two hits each.

  Score by Innings-1st Game
Great Lakes	110 101 0-4
South Bend	000 000 0-0

  Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Gordon ss	3  0  2  0  .296
Pedroza 2b	4  0  0  0  .282
Silverio lf	4  1  1  0  .270
Russell rf	4  0  2  0  .280
Gallagher dh	4  0  1  1  .267
Buss cf        	4  2  2  0  .264
Hatch 3b	3  1  2  0  .256
Mathews 1b	3  0  1  0  .250
Wallach c 	2  0  1  2  .231
---------------------------------
  Totals	31  4 12  3
  South Bend	23  0  3  0

  Error- Pedroza (16). 2B- Buss (4),
Hatch (14), Russell (18). RBI- Gallagher
(27), Wallach 2 (22). SF- Wallach.
LOB- Great Lakes 8, South Bend 5.
CS- Gordon (9). DP- Pedroza, Gordon and 
Mathews; Gordon, Pedroza and Mathews.

  Great Lakes	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Walter (4-1)	5.0  3  0-0  3  4  2.34
Garcia        	2.0  0  0-0  0  1  3.23
  T- 1:42.
Second Game
Bobby Blevins was the story of Game 2. The right-hander allowed just three hits over his six shutout innings. He threw 71 pitches, 48 for strikes, and allowed just one three-ball count and four fly ball outs.  

  Javy Guerra entered and recorded his 15th save of the season, but it was not without its difficulties. Guerra allowed a run and stranded the tying run at second base before inducing a pop out to end the game.

  Both Loons runs came in the sixth inning and all the action came with two outs. Jaime Pedroza drew a walk and stole second. He scored on a single by Alfredo Silverio. After a walk to Kyle Russell, Anthony Hatch singled home Silverio for the second, and final, run.

Great Lakes could only manage four hits and Hatch collected two of them.

  The Loons return to Dow Diamond tonight to begin a four-game homestand to conclude the first half of the season. Right-hander Jon Michael Redding (8-2, 5.03) is scheduled to start for the Loons against Lansing righty Josh Wells (3-7, 7.35).

  Score by Innings-2nd Game
Great Lakes	000 002 0-2
South Bend	000 000 1-1

  Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Buss cf        	4  0  0  0  .258
Pedroza 2b	2  1  0  0  .280
Silverio lf	3  1  1  1  .271
Russell rf	1  0  0  0  .279
Hatch 3b	3  0  2  1  .261
Gallagher dh	3  0  0  0  .263
Dalton ss	3  0  0  0  .226
Wallach 1b	3  0  0  0  .227 
Lopez c	        3  0  1  0  .135
---------------------------------
  Totals	25  2  4  2
  South Bend	25  1  5  1

  RBI- Silverio (3), Hatch (26).
LOB- Great Lakes 5, South Bend 4.
SB- Pedroza (21).

  Great Lakes	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Blevins (5-4)	6.0  3  0-0  0  4  4.57
Guerra (sv 15)  1.0  2  1-1  0  0  1.62
  T- 1:47. Att- 1,988.
 


Related Stories
Haeger, Batista and Withrow Collect Wins
 -by DodgerDiamond.com  Jun 2, 2009
James Adkins Runs Scoreless Streak to 12
 -by DodgerDiamond.com  Jul 24, 2009
Haeger and Redding Pitch 'Topes, Loons to Win
 -by DodgerDiamond.com  Jul 29, 2009

PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION INCLUDES
> Members-only Forums
> Insider Information
> MiLB &
   MLB Draft News
> Expert Chats

Sign Up Today!

Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from DodgerDiamond.com. Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Players to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite players. Click name to add to My HotList.
P Charles Haeger (profile)
[View My HotList]
Add Topics to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite topics. Click link to add to My HotList.
Baseball > Albuquerque
[View My HotList]