Saturday, August 05, 2006

System check

International League South
SS Matthew Maniscalco was 1-for-4 with an RBI single in his debut Friday.
RHP Chris Flinn walked three in two-thirds of an inning and allowed a run in his debut Friday.
1B Kevin Witt hit his 32nd home run Friday and is two shy of Tampa Bay's minor-league single-season record. He has a .295 average and 89 RBIs.
RF Delmon Young has a .331 average, six home runs and 45 RBIs. He's 20-for-23 on steals.
1B Wes Bankston was 2-for-3 with two doubles Friday, pushing his average to .276 in 23 games.
RHP Juan Salas has a 0.93 ERA in 19.1 innings with eight walks and 24 strikeouts.
LHP Jeff Ridgway is 1-3 with a 3.15 ERA in 34.1 innings.
LF Joel Guzman is 2-for-11 in three games.

California League North
LHP Jon Barratt pitched 6.2 shutout innings to win Wednesday. He walked none and struck out eight. In his last five starts, he's 3-1 with a 1.48 ERA, five walks and 35 strikeouts.
CF Fernando Perez's .377 on-base percentage has led to 92 runs scored. He's 30-for-42 on steals and has 109 strikeouts.
C John Jaso has a .314 batting average and 33 RBIs. He hit his sixth homer Thursday.
RHP Chris Mason is 11-6 with a 4.23 ERA.
RHP James Houser has won his last four starts, allowing 18 hits in 23.2 innings. He's 10-4 with a 4.06 ERA and has won nine straight decisions.

Midwest League East
LHP Jacob McGee gave up two hits over five shutout innings to win the opener of a doubleheader Friday. He walked two and struck out 10. It was his sixth double-digit strikeout game. He's 7-8 with a 2.63 ERA.
RHP Matt Walker worked 6.1 shutout innings to win Friday's nightcap. He's 4-3 with a 2.89 ERA in 10 starts.
LHP Mike Wlodarczyk allowed one run over seven innings to win last Sunday and had a quality no-decision start Friday. He's 7-8 with a 3.13 ERA.

New York-Penn League McNamara
RHP Woods Fines is 3-0 with an 0.90 ERA in his last three starts, including seven shutout innings Tuesday. Fines is 4-2 with a 3.75 ERA this year. He has walked six and struck out 37.
RHP Jeremy Hellickson pitched five shutout innings in a win Wednesday. He's 2-3 with a 1.96 ERA, 10 walks and 52 strikeouts in 46 innings.
1B Matt Fields has 13 hits and 10 RBIs in his last seven games. He hit his first homer Friday.
OF Josh Hamilton hasn't played since July 29 because a left knee injury that will be checked out in Birmingham this week. He has a .260 average.

Appalachian League East
RHP Tyree Hayes threw a seven-inning, two-hit shutout Friday. He has not allowed a run in 19 innings and is 2-0.
OF Andrew Lopez, who hit a grand slam Tuesday, is hitting .285 with 19 runs scored and 24 RBIs.

Those who strayed from the Rays
RHP Willie Glen took a no-hitter into the ninth inning Tuesday for independent Gary. He gave up one hit on a bunt where his team failed to cover first base.
2B Dan DeMent hit two solo home runs Wednesday for Class AA Harrisburg (Nationals). He's hitting .239 with a career-high 18 home runs.
2B Fernando Cortez has a .322 average in his last 14 games at Class AAA Omaha (Royals). He has a .248 average.
3B Rico Washington was 11-for-24 in a seven-game hit streak that ended Wednesday for Class AAA Memphis (Cardinals). He's hitting .227.
RHP Dewon Brazelton has won his last three starts for Class AAA Portland (Padres). He's 4-3 with a 2.67 ERA.
LHP Sam Walton is 1-3 with a 1.59 ERA at Class AA Midland (A's).
RHP Jose Diaz gave up two runs in two innings of his debut Thursday with Class AAA Omaha (Royals).
RHP Carlos Hines has gotten a loss in four of his last five appearances with Class AAA Fresno (Giants).
RHP Jesus Colome is 0-1 with a 4.26 ERA at Class AAA Columbus (Yankees).
RF Brian Martin is 4-for-24 in his last seven games for Class AAA Memphis (Cardinals), lowering his average to .277.
RHP John Webb is 5-9 with a 4.17 ERA at Class AAA Memphis (Cardinals).
RHP Travis Minix worked a perfect inning Friday, his first outing since July 17 at Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Phillies).
LHP Yorkin Ferreras gave up no earned runs and registered 13 strikeouts in a loss Friday for independent San Angelo.
RHP Josh Parker struck out 13 over seven innings Tuesday for independent Amarillo. Parker (3-7) gave up two runs and lost.

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