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Saturday, April 13, Year II

Oakland Oaks (3-6 .333 5 GB in 5th place in the PCL West) at
Portland Beavers (5-3 .625 2.5 GB in 3rd place in the PCL West)

OAK: Ed Alvarado (28-R 1-0 0.00) vs. POR: Don Panighetti (25-L 0-0 1.29) All-Star

In 2 starts, Alvarado has gone 16.2 innings and has not allowed a run. He beat us on Opening Day last year and then we won the next 2 times he started against us, but he did not get a decision in either loss. Carmelita! Hold me tighter!

Spaghetti Panighetti gave up 1 run and 3 hits in 7 innings in his debut, but did not get a decision.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS)
OAKLAND
1: 2B Glenn Rodgers (37-R .333-24-0-3-.782)
2: SS Henry Rangel (28-R .121-33-0-2-.346)
3: LF Norm Wynne (26-R .206-34-0-3-.574)
4: 3B Antonio Mata (27-R .250-4-0-0-.500)
5: CF Bob Waln (34-R .074-27-0-0-.212)
6: 1B Avery Shular (30-R .250-8-0-0-.500)
7: C Paul Lyons (34-R .250-12-0-0-.607)
8: RF Roger Crandall (28-L .176-17-0-2-.446)
9: P Ed Alvarado (28-R .200-5-0-2-.400)

PORTLAND
1: RF Dale Ainsworth (27-L .219-32-0-0-.598) Gold Glove
2: C Dennis Webb (25-L .276-29-0-2-.670)
3: CF Perry Templet (23-L .344-32-0-6-.832) PCLCS MVP
4: 3B Randy James (33-R .259-27-0-2-.708)
5: 1B Jeff Austin (30-R .267-30-3-6-.957)
6: 2B Gary Long (33-R .313-32-1-5-.896) Gold Glove
7: LF Jeff Schottler (25-R .226-31-1-2-.734) WS MVP
8: SS Eddie Thomas (26-R .333-21-2-7-1.010) Gold Glove
9: P Don Panighetti (25-R .000-2-0-0-.000) All-Star

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: The Skydome
Weather: Roof Closed
Attendance: 23,940

Top of the First:
Glenn Rodgers pops out to shallow right. Henry Rangel grounds out to 2nd. Norm Wynne lines a 2-2 pitch to right for a hit and steals 2nd. Antonio Mata swings at a 3-2 pitch and pops out to shallow right.

Bottom of the First:
Dale Ainsworth draws a walk. Dennis Webb grounds into a force at 2nd, 4-6. Perry Templet takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. Randy James swings at the first pitch and flies out to right. Jeff Austin lines a hit to left and Webb scores! 1 to 0, Beavers! Gary Long grounds out to short.

Bottom of the Second:
With 1 out, Eddie Thomas beats out an infield hit and P Don Panighetti bunts him up to 2nd. With 2 outs, Dale Ainsworth lines a hit to left and Thomas scores! 2 to 0, Beavers!

Bottom of the Fourth:
With 1 out, Jeff Schottler beats out an infield hit, but gets caught stealing. Eddie Thomas grounds a hit to right, goes to 3rd on a hit by P Don Panighetti and scores on a wild pitch! 3 to 0, Beavers!

Bottom of the Fifth:
With 1 out, Perry Templet reaches on an error by 2B Glenn Rodgers. With 2 outs, Jeff Austin reaches on a 2 base error by C Phil Lyons. Gary Long then singles to right and both runners score! 5 to 0, Beavers! That sends Alvarado to the Pioneer Chicken Stand... New Pitcher: Gil Matkowski (28-L), who missed all of last season with a torn UCL. Jeff Schottler grounds out to the pitcher.

Bottom of the Eighth:

New Pitcher: Rod Erwin (35-R). 2.18 ERA last year. With 1 out, Eddie Thomas hits a home run to left!!!! Unbelievable! 6 to 0, Beavers!

Won - 6 to 0

Our first shutout of the season!

We had 10 hits and made 1 error
Oakland had 9 hits and made 3 errors

We turned 4 double plays!

Don Panighetti (W 1-0) went 9 shutout innings (CG), allowed 9 hits, 1 walk and struck out 4. At bat, he had a hit.

Ed Alvarado (L 1-1) went 4.2 innings, gave us 5 runs (2 earned), 8 hits, 2 walks and struck out no one. He threw a WP. At bat, he had a hit.

RF Dale Ainsworth had a hit and 2 walks, stole a base and had an RBI. CF Perry Templet had 2 hits and a walk and scored a run. 2B Gary Long had a hit and 2 RBI. SS Eddie Thomas, who hit .210 with a .542 OPS as a Beaver last season, went 3 for 3 with his 3rd home run of the season, drew a walk and scored 3 runs! He's now hitting over .400 on the season with 3 HR and an OPS of 1.273!!!
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Sunday, April 14, Year II

Oakland Oaks (3-7 .300 5.5 GB in 5th place in the PCL West) at
Portland Beavers (6-3 .667 2 GB in 3rd place in the PCL West)

OAK: Ray Hradek (24-R 0-1 2.25) vs. POR: Terry Melton (27-R 1-1 4.38) All-Star

Hradek was claimed off waivers from San Francisco in December. He had a 5.35 ERA in 22 starts for the Seals as a rookie. This will be his 2nd start this year. In his first, he went 8 innings, allowed 2 runs, 6 hits, 1 walk and struck out 7, but took the loss. He beat us the only time we faced him last year with the Seals with almost the same numbers as in his first start with the Oaks.

Melton was shelled in his first start, but pitched a CG his last time out.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS)
OAKLAND
1: 2B Glenn Rodgers (37-R .286-28-0-3-.676)
2: SS Henry Rangel (28-R .162-37-0-2-.414)
3: 1B Dave Russell (27-L .219-32-0-1-.483)
4: RF Roger Crandall (28-L .158-19-0-2-.438)
5: LF Neil Rivers (25-S .286-7-0-1-.619)
6: 3B Steve Stevenson (34-S .241-29-0-1-.647)
7: C Don Stokes (40-R .286-14-1-3-.889) All-Star
8: CF Bob Waln (34-R .129-31-0-0-.311)
9: P Ray Hradek (24-R .000-2-0-0-.000)

PORTLAND
1: RF Dale Ainsworth (27-L .229-35-0-1-.639) Gold Glove
2: C Dennis Webb (25-L .235-34-0-2-.574)
3: CF Perry Templet (23-L .371-35-0-6-.891) PCLCS MVP
4: 3B Randy James (33-R .226-31-0-2-.626)
5: 1B Jeff Austin (30-R .265-34-3-7-.904)
6: 2B Gary Long (33-R .306-36-1-7-.852) Gold Glove
7: LF Jeff Schottler (25-R .229-35-1-2-.707) WS MVP
8: SS Eddie Thomas (26-R .417-24-3-8-1.273) Gold Glove
9: P Terry Melton (27-R .000-4-0-0-.000) All-Star

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: The Skydome
Weather: Roof Closed
Attendance: 23,204

Top of the First:
Glenn Rodgers grounds out to 2nd. Henry Rangel swings at the first pitch and grounds out to 3rd. Dave Russell swings at the first pitch and grounds out to short! 1-2-3!

Bottom of the First:

Dale Ainsworth grounds a hit up the middle. Dennis Webb lines a hit up the middle. Ainsworth steals 3rd. Perry Templet flies out to shallow center, but Ainsworth tags up anyway and beats the throw! 1 to 0, Beavers! Randy James flies out to deep right. Jeff Austin grounds out to 3rd.

Bottom of the Third:

Dennis Webb leads off with a 4 pitch walk. Perry Templet swings at the first pitch, as he is wont to do, and grounds a single to left. With 2 outs, Gary Long swings at a 3-0 pitch and grounds a hit up the middle and Webb scores! 2 to 0, Beavers!

Top of the Fourth:
Henry Rangel leads off by getting a bunt hit. With 2 outs, Neil Rivers homers to right to tie the game at 2 all...

Bottom of the Seventh:
Dale Ainsworth reaches on an error by 1B Dave Russell and steals 2nd. Dennis Webb lines a hard hit to right and Ainsworth stops at 3rd. Perry Templet swings at the first pitch, as he is wont to do, and flies out to left and Ainsworth scores without a throw. 3 to 2, Beavers!

Top of the Ninth:
New Pitcher: Don Schmidt (27-R) PH Norm Wynne (26-R) strikes out! New Pitcher: Jamie Cleveland (31-L). PH John Ross (34-R) swings at a 3-1 pitch and grounds out to short. PH Antonio Mata (27-R) grounds a hit to right. Neil Rivers swings at the first pitch and flies out to left and THIS Ball Game Belongs to the Beavers!

Won - 3 to 2

We had 8 hits and made no errors
Oakland had 6 hits and made 1 error

Our first sweep of the season!

Terry Melton (W 2-1) went 8 innings, allowed 2 runs, 5 hits, 1 home run, no walks and struck out 1. 76 pitches.
RHP Don Schmidt (H 1) faced 1 batter and struck him out.
LHP Jamie Cleveland (SV 1) faced 3 batters, got 2 out and allowed 1 hit.

Ray Hradek (L 0-2) went 7 innings, gave us 3 runs (2 earned), 7 hits, 3 walks and struck out 5.

RF Dale Ainsworth had a hit, stole 2 bases and scored 2 runs. C Dennis Webb had 2 hits, 2 walks and scored a run. 2B Gary Long had 3 hits and an RBI.
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Monday, April 15, Year II

Monday Morning Report

NL Player of the Week - Jim Foor, 1B/RF, Philadelphia (26-R .381/.438/.786) Had 11 hits with 2 2B, 1 3B, 4 HR, 3 BB, 0 SO, 10 R and 13 RBI in 6 G (4th career PoW)
PCL Player of the Week - Rob Douma, 2B, Denver (28-R .372/.372/.535) Had 12 hits with 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 0 BB, 1 SO, 3 R and 5 RBI in 6 G

(Slash lines are for the season, not the week)

April 8 - Danny Adame (31-R) of Denver pitched a 3 hit shutout at Oakland. He did not walk a batter and struck out 3. Denver scored a run in the top of the 9th and won, 1 to 0.
April 8 - Andy Byers (32-R) of Boston pitched a 4 hit shutout at Washington. He walked 1 and struck out 3. Boston won, 3 to 0.
April 11 - Last place Washington hosted reigning National League Champion Boston and gave them a rude welcome, beating them about the head and shoulders, 21 to 3. 3B Ed Roach (26-R) had 4 hits with a double and a home run and a walk, scored 3 runs and had 6 RBI. LF Jerry Claycomb (25-L) had 3 hits with 2 home runs, scored 2 runs and had 6 RBI. The starting pitcher for the Braves? None other than the reigning Cy Young Award winner, Ron Bozeman (32-L)! The Senators chased him with a 7 run 4th inning and scored 11 runs in the 7th.
April 12 - Milwaukee lost SS Jack Stull (30-R) for the season with a ruptured MCL. He was the shortstop on the Pacific Coast League Silver Slugger team last year.
April 12 - Mike Nackley (27-L) of San Diego pitched a 4 hit shutout at home versus Seattle. He walked 2 and struck out 6. It is his first shutout this season. He led the Majors with 10 last season.
April 12 - 2B Randy Bradley (35-R), who had been off to a slow start for Boston, hit a double and a home run, drew a walk and had 6 RBI at home versus Baltimore, but the Braves lost, 10 to 7.
April 13 - Dallas beat Houston, 11 to 10, in 16 innings at home. Both teams scored a run in the 14th. Houston scored 4 times in the 9th to tie the game. LF Steve DeMuro (30-L) had 4 hits with 2 doubles and scored 4 runs, including the winning one. For the Astros, RF Bull Henning (30-L) had 3 hits with 2 home runs, including one in the 14th inning, drew a walk, scored 3 runs and had 4 RBI.
April 13 - RF Larry Reichler (24-K) of Milwaukee had 3 hits with a double and a home run, drew a walk, scored 3 runs and had 4 RBI at Minnesota. The Brewers won, 12 to 5. They have played 9 games now and have scored 21 more runs than any other team in the PCL. Neither Seattle or Oakland have even scored 21 runs.
August 13 - C Juan Linares (25-R) of Brooklyn had 4 hits with 3 doubles, 3 runs scored and 3 RBI at New York. The Dodgers won, 8 to 1.
April 15 - C Bob Pritchett (32-L) of Denver had 4 hits with a home run, scored 3 runs and had 3 RBI at home versus Kansas City. The Bears won, 13 to 4.
April 15 - LF Glenn Brazell (30-L) of Cincinnati had 3 hits with a double and a Grand Slam and scored 3 runs at home versus St. Louis. The Reds won, 8 to 3.

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Random Fact of Week: SS Eddie Thomas, who had a .542 OPS for us last season is 2nd in the PCL this year with an OPS of 1.098!! Now we get to watch his Batting Average drop for the rest of the season....
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Monday, April 15, Year II

The first place and scorching hot San Diego Padres are in town to play us a 3 game series. They swept Seattle in 3 games at home over the weekend and have won 7 in a row. We won the season series last year, 13-5. They are 8th in the PCL in scoring with 3.50 runs per game (Portland is still #2 with 4.30). They are 2nd in fewest runs allowed with 2.60 per game (Portland is up to #4 with 2.90).

San Diego Padres (9-1 .900 in 1st place in the PCL West) at
Portland Beavers (7-3 .700 2 GB in 3rd place in the PCL West)

SD: Javier Reyna (32-R 2-0 1.59) vs. POR: Ron Wolf (28-R 1-1 4.40) All-Star

We were 2-2 against Reyna last season, but only once did he give us more than 2 runs and only gave us 7 total in 4 starts. He pitched a shutout against us. He is no relation to our own Jorge Reyna. Jorge is from Puerto Rico and Javier is from Venezuela.

Wolf has the flu....

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS)
SAN DIEGO
1: CF Hal Baumgardner (27-R .455-11-1-1-1.227)
2: LF David Shropshire (30-L .258-31-1-6-.720)
3: 2B Roger Rojas (25-R .297-37-2-4-.784)
4: RF Bob Welch (36-R .368-19-1-3-1.084) Trade from Baltimore
5: 3B Mike Fahy (31-L .297-37-0-3-.685) All-Star
6: C Lee Dukes (33-R .267-30-1-5-.657)
7: 1B Otis Smith (33-L .188-16-0-3-.627)
8: SS Lute Campbell (28-R .147-34-0-0-.371) Rookie
9: P Javier Reyna (32-R .000-5-0-0-.000)

PORTLAND
1: RF Dale Ainsworth (27-L .231-39-0-1-.626) Gold Glove
2: C Dennis Webb (25-L .278-36-0-2-.686)
3: CF Perry Templet (23-L .378-37-0-8-.877) PCLCS MVP
4: 3B Randy James (33-R .229-35-0-2-.614)
5: 1B Jeff Austin (30-R .237-38-3-7-.812)
6: 2B Gary Long (33-R .350-40-1-8-.916) Gold Glove
7: LF Jeff Schottler (25-R .211-38-1-2-.671) WS MVP
8: SS Eddie Thomas (26-R .357-28-3-8-1.098) Gold Glove
9: P Ron Wolf (28-R .000-4-0-0-.000) All-Star

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: The Skydome
Weather: Roof Closed
Attendance: 18,119

Top of the First:
Hal Baumgardner swings at the first pitch and grounds out to 2nd. David Shropshire flies out to left. Roger Rojas walks on 4 pitches. He steals 2nd. C Dennis Webb has not thrown a base thief out at 2nd yet this season... Full count to Bob Welch and he swings and flies out to shallow left!

Bottom of the First:
Dale Ainsworth lines a double to left. Dennis Webb grounds out to short and Ainsworth goes to 3rd. Perry Templet lines out to 2rd and Mike Fahy steps on the bag to double off Ainsworth....

Top of the Third:
P Javier Reyna leads off with a single and Hal Baumgardner follows with another. With 1 out, P Ron Wolf balks and then Reyna scores on a ground out by Roger Rojas. 1 to 0, Padres. Then Baumgardner scores on a wild pitch... 2 to 0, Padres.

Bottom of the Third:
P Ron Wolf reaches on an error by 3B Mike Fahy, but gets doubled off 1st when Dale Ainsworth lines out to center... Dennis Webb gets beaned and writhes on the ground in pain.... Phil Parker makes his season debut as a pinch-runner and will stay in to catch. Perry Templet grounds out to 1st, unassisted.

Bottom of the Fifth:
Jeff Schottler leads off with a single to center and Eddie Thomas reaches on an error by P Javier Reyna when he drops a throw at 1st. We pinch-hit for P Ron Wolf, since he has the flu and since we could use some runs... PH Gordon Saunderson (27-L) pops out to 3rd. Well, just because he has the flu, then... Dale Ainsworth grounds into a force at 2nd, 4-6. We send up Tom Borden (30-L) to hit for C Phil Parker. He grounds out to 1st, unassisted. Yep, no runs for us today...

Bottom of the Sixth:
Perry Templet leads off with a grounder to left for a hit. With 1 out, Jeff Austin takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. Gary Long lines a single to left center and Templet scores! 2 to 1, Padres. We pull off a double steal! Jeff Schottler grounds out to 2nd and Austin scores to tie the game at 2. Eddie Thomas is up and I consider pinch-hitting for him, but decide to keep his defense in the game. He homers to left center!!!!! 4 to 2, Beavers!!!! 4 home runs on the season in 11 games!!! He hit 4 all of last season between Brooklyn and Portland!! C Tod Schreck strikes out.

Top of the Seventh:
On the Hill: Don Schmidt (27-R), beginning his second inning of work. After getting the third out, he goes to Pepe in the dugout and complains of pain in his leg....

Bottom of the Seventh:
With 1 out, PH Woody Griesbach (24-R), in only his second AB of the season, homers to left!!! 5 to 2, Beavers! That sends Javier Reyna to the clubhouse. New Pitcher: Danny Gilmore (29-R). He gets the next two out.

Won - 7 to 3

We had 10 hits and made no errors
San Diego had 7 hits and made 2 errors

Here I am jinxing us:
The Padres made 2 errors today; we have made 2 errors total on the season!

Ron Wolf went 5 innings, allowed 2 runs, 4 hits, 2 walks and struck out 1. He threw a WP and balked.
RHP Don Schmidt (W 1-0) went 2 scoreless innings, allowed 1 walk and struck out 3.
LHP Lou Hertzberg (SV 1 ) went 2 innings, allowed 1 run, 3 hits, 1 walk and struck out 1.

Javier Reyna (L 2-1) went 6.1 innings, gave us 5 runs, 8 hits, 2 home runs, 2 walks, 1 HB and struck out 2. At bat, he had a hit and scored a run.

RF Dale Ainsworth hit a double and scored a run. PH Woody Griesbach (24-R) hit a home run. 1B Jeff Austin had a hit and a walk, stole a base and scored 2 runs. 2B Gary Long went 4 for 4 with a double, stole a base, scored 2 runs and had an RBI. SS Eddie Thomas hit his 4th home run of the season and had 3 RBI. He now leads the team outright in HR and RBI!

Pepe's report (I am tired of getting constant reports from Pepe) on C Dennis Webb, who got beaned, is that he just has a bad bruise on his knee and it will be tender for a couple of weeks, but he can probably play on it. P Don Schmidt has maybe a mild muscle strain in his calf, maybe he is just a hypochondriac. Either way, it should be gone in a few days. So far, we have avoided any serious injuries this season, but we are getting plenty of little dings. Counting, P Ron Wolf's flu, we have 4 pitchers now that are less than 100%, but none serious enough to warrant a trip to the DL.
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Tuesday, April 16, Year II

C Dennis Webb was put on the 15 day Disabled List last night and P Lonny Tomski (28-R) was recalled from Vancouver (AAA) to start tomorrow's game for the ailing Frank Martin. After the game, Tomski will be sent back to Vancouver and C Dave Benya will be recalled.

San Diego Padres (9-2 .818 in 1st place in the PCL West) at
Portland Beavers (8-3 .727 1 GB tied for 2nd place in the PCL West)

SD: Morgan Wilson (28-R 1-0 2.25) vs. POR: Brian Hagans (26-R 0-0 0.00) Rookie

Wilson, Ragin' Cajun, was acquired from Kansas City in a trade in February. He pitched the whole season at Omaha (AAA) last year and went 12-7 with a 2.72 ERA. He has two years of Major League service time. In his first start, he went 8 innings, allowed 2 runs, 9 hits, 1 walk and struck out 2.

This will be Hagans first Major League start. Keep your fingers crossed. He looked very good in Spring Training, but has not pitched in almost 2 weeks.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS)
SAN DIEGO
1: CF Hal Baumgardner (27-R .467-15-1-1-1.167) 1 for 1 with a HR vs Hagans
2: LF David Shropshire (30-L .229-35-1-6-.643)
3: 2B Roger Rojas (25-R .275-40-2-5-.743)
4: RF Bob Welch (36-R .304-23-1-3-.899)
5: 3B Mike Fahy (31-L .317-41-0-3-.715) All-Star
6: 1B Ernesto Najarro (23-L .333-30-0-4-.775)
7: C John Pauley (25-R .429-7-0-0-.929) Trade from Seattle
8: SS Lute Campbell (28-R .135-37-0-1-.337) Rookie
9: P Morgan Wilson (28-L .333-3-0-1-.667)

PORTLAND
1: RF Dale Ainsworth (27-L .227-44-0-2-.624) Gold Glove
2: 2B Gary Long (33-R .409-44-1-9-1.036) Gold Glove
3: CF Perry Templet (23-L .366-41-0-8-.841) PCLCS MVP
4: 3B Randy James (33-R .205-39-0-2-.557)
5: 1B Jeff Austin (30-R .244-41-3-7-.817)
6: LF Jeff Schottler (25-R .225-40-1-2-.720) WS MVP
7: C Phil Parker (27-S Season debut at bat)
8: SS Eddie Thomas (26-R .344-32-4-11-1.119) Gold Glove
9: P Brian Hagans (26-R Season debut at bat) Rookie

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: The Skydome
Weather: 63 F, Clear Skies, with a 7 MPH wind blowing left to right
Attendance: 17,866

Top of the First:
Hal Baumgardner swings at a 3-2 pitch and grounds out to 3rd. David Shropshire strikes out! Roger Rojas swings at the first pitch and flares a hit to right. Bob Welch lines out hard to center!

Bottom of the First:
Dale Ainsworth lines a 1-2 pitch to center for a hit. Gary Long flies out to right. Perry Templet grounds into a force at 2nd, 6-4. Randy James reaches on a throwing error by 3B Mike Fahy. Jeff Austin swings at a 3-1 pitch and grounds out to 2nd.

Bottom of the Second:
Jeff Schottler leads off with a grounder up the middle for a hit. Phil Parker, in his first AB of the season, doubles to left! Schottler stops at 3rd. Eddie Thomas flies out to center and Schottler tags up and beats the throw! 1 to 0, Beavers! Another RBI for our team leader!

Bottom of the Third:
With 2 outs, Randy James finally comes to life and hits a home run to left! 2 to 0, Beavers!

Bottom of the Fifth:
With 1 out, Dale Ainsworth and Gary Long both single and we have runners at 1st and 3rd. Perry Templet lines one to left and David Shropshire makes a great catch, but Ainsworth tags up and scores. 3 to 0, Beavers. 2 outs. Randy James doubles to center. Full count to Jeff Austin and he takes ball 4 to load the bases for Jeff Schottler. He strikes out....

Won - 4 to 1

Hagans came within 1 out of a shutout...

We had 10 hits and made no errors
San Diego had 6 hits (2 in the 9th plus a walk) and made 2 errors

Brian Hagans (W 1-0) went 8.2 innings, allowed 1 run, 6 hits, 1 walk and struck out 7, a new team season high. At bat, he had 2 hits with a double and scored a run. I think we found a permanent member of our rotation!
LHP Jamie Cleveland (SV 2) faced 1 batter and retired him

Morgan Wilson (L 1-1) went 7 innings, gave us 3 runs, 8 hits, 1 home run, 3 walks and struck out 4.

RF Dale Ainsworth had 2 hits and scored a run. 2B Gary Long had 2 hits and an RBI. 3B Randy James hit a double and his first home run of the season and drew a walk. C Phil Parker, in his first start of the year, hit a double.
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Wednesday, April 17, Year II

San Diego Padres (9-3 .750 tied for 1st place in the PCL West) at
Portland Beavers (9-3 .750 tied for 1st place in the PCL West)

SD: Mike Nackley (27-L 2-0 1.96) Cy Young vs. POR: Lonny Tomski (28-R Season debut)

Nackley won the Cy Young Award and the Pitching Triple Crown, going 20-14 with a 1.83 ERA and 234 SO. Amazingly, we were 3-1 against him last year, though his 1 win was a 3 hit shutout. We hit him fairly well the other three games, though. He is the first lefty we have faced since Opening Day.

Tomski is here to make one emergency start for us and then hop a train back to Vancouver (AAA). He has made 2 starts in AAA this season and he's 1-0 with a 1.69 ERA, but his WHIP is 1.19, which is okay, but not what you'd expect to accompany a 1.69 ERA. Nackley's is 0.78 this season in the Majors....

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS)
SAN DIEGO
1: CF Hal Baumgardner (27-R .444-18-1-1-1.111)
2: LF David Shropshire (30-L .205-39-1-6-.580)
3: 2B Roger Rojas (25-R .273-44-2-5-.722) 3 for 7 with a HR vs Tomski
4: RF Bob Welch (36-R .333-27-1-3-.950)
5: 3B Mike Fahy (31-L .311-45-0-4-.696) All-Star
6: C Lee Dukes (33-R .242-33-1-5-.619)
7: 1B Ernesto Najarro (23-L .303-33-0-4-.706)
8: SS Lute Campbell (28-R .125-40-0-1-.313) Rookie
9: P Mike Nackley (27-L .000-5-0-0-.000) All-Star

PORTLAND
1: RF Dale Ainsworth (27-L .245-49-0-2-.641) Gold Glove
2: SS Eddie Thomas (26-R .314-35-4-12-1.016) Gold Glove
3: 1B Jeff Schottler (25-R .227-44-1-3-.701) WS MVP
4: 3B Randy James (33-R .238-42-1-3-.717)
5: 2B Gary Long (33-R .408-49-1-10-1.012) Gold Glove
6: LF Woody Griesbach (24-R .500-2-1-1-2.500) Rookie
7: CF Perry Templet (23-L .333-45-0-9-.762) PCLCS MVP
8: C Tod Schreck (31-R .200-5-0-0-.533)
9: P Lonny Tomski (28-R Season debut)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: The Skydome
Weather: Roof Closed
Attendance: 20,247

Top of the First:
Hal Baumgardner swings at the first pitch and grounds one to short, but Eddie Thomas boots it.... David Shropshire swings at a 3-2 pitch and lines a hit to center. Roger Rojas lines a hit to right and the base are loaded with no outs... Full count to Bob Welch and he swings at the payoff pitch and flies out to shallow right and the runners hold. Well, at least Lonny will not have an infinite ERA this season... Mike Fahy, the All-Star, flies out to deep center and Baumgardner trots home. 1 to 0, Padres. That's an unearned run and Lonny can now let them all come home and he'll still have an ERA of zero. Whoever invented the ERA was dumb and dumber were all those idiots who though it was a good thing... Lee Dukes swings at the first pitch and lines a hit to left and Shropshire heads home from 2nd, but Woody Griesbach guns him down!!

Bottom of the First:
Okay, let's take our medicine like big boys.... Dale Ainsworth lines a hit to center! No no-no! Eddie Thomas doubles down the right field line!!! Ainsworth heads for home....Thomas decides to take 3rd on the throw, but they cut it off and try to nail him, but he is safe and Ainsworth scores! Tie game! 1 to 1. No shutout! Another RBI for Eddie Thomas, who is now 2nd in the whole PCL! Jeff Schottler swings at the first pitch and grounds out to 3rd and Thomas scores! 2 to 1, Beavers! Randy James swings at the first pitch and lines a hit to right. Gary Long swings at the first pitch and grounds into a 1-6-3 double play.... What was I thinking putting him behind a slow runner like James? Stupid!

Top of the Second:
Ernesto Najarro leads off with a double to left. But the next three go down in order!

Bottom of the Fourth:
Gary Long leads off with a bloop single to left center and Woody Griesbach drives one to the wall in left center for a triple! 3 to 1, Beavers! After Perry Templet strikes out, Tod Schreck grounds out to 1st, unassisted, and Griesbach scores! 4 to 1, Beavers!

Top of the Fifth:
Lonny Tomski gets the first two batters out to make it 11 in a row retired (no strikeouts), but then Hal Baumgardner singles to center and David Shropshire drives one over the head of Perry Templet in center for a triple and Baumgardner scores. 4 to 2, Beavers. The Bullpen is alerted. Roger Rojas lines a hit to right and Shropshire scores. 4 to 3, Beavers. Rojas steals 2nd. Bob Welch doubles to center to tie the game.... 4 to 4. Call to the Bullpen: Jamie Cleveland (31-L). A wild pitch sends Welch to 3rd. Mike Fahy swings at a 3-0 pitch and pops out to left!

Bottom of the Fifth:
With 2 outs, Jeff Schottler hits one 425 feet to right center for a home run!!! 5 to 4, Beavers! That sends Nackley packin'! New Pitcher: Gary Lyon (33-R). 1.65 ERA last year; 17.18 this year. 10 hits and 2 walks and 0 SO in 3.2 IP. Randy James grounds out to short.

Top of the Sixth:
With 1 out, Ernesto Najarro homers to right... Tie game: 5 to 5. Jamie Cleveland did not allow a home run to a lefty last season.... that is why we signed him.... I think I am just jinxed when it comes to lefties.... Next year, we'll get rid of them all...

Bottom of the Sixth:
With 1 out, Woody Griesbach hits one off the top of the wall in right center for a double. He has 5 AB this season and has hit for the cycle, though not in this game. They walk Perry Templet intentionally. PH Gordon Saunderson (27-L) clears the bases with a double down the right field line! 7 to 5, Beavers! PH Jeff Austin (30-R) swings at the first pitch and flies out to center. 2 outs. Dale Ainsworth grounds out to the pitcher.

Top of the Seventh:
New Pitcher: Barry Chapman (27-R), who says he is 100% now. Phil Parker (27-S) is in to catch, Jeff Austin stays in to play 1st, Woody Griesbach moves to right and Jeff Schottler moves to left. With Chapman in the game now and at full strength, I am thinking the game is in the bag.... Roger Rojas and Bob Welch lead off with singles... With 1 out, Lee Dukes singles to load the bases up. We get the Bullpen working again... Ernesto Najarro flies out to shallow center and Rojas tags up and heads home.....the throw from Perry Templet is a touch late... 7 to 6, Beavers. Lute Campbell strikes out!

Bottom of the Seventh:
We have runners at 1st and 3rd with 1 out, after back-to-back singles from Jeff Schottler and Randy James. Gary Long grounds out to 3rd and Schottler holds his bag and James goes to 2nd. 2 outs. Woody Griesbach, needing a home run for the cycle today, swings at the first pitch and grounds out to 2nd...

Top of the Eighth:
Chapman gets them out in order, though Perry Templet made a catch at the wall in center.

Bottom of the Eighth:
New Pitcher: Buddy Werner (36-L). Signed as a free agent from San Francisco. 2.43 ERA last year; 1 scoreless, hitless inning this season. Perry Templet leads off with a triple to center! With the infield in, Phil Parker grounds out to 2nd. He almost got the ball through, but Roger Rojas made a great stop. Templet holds at 3rd. With the infield still in, Jeff Austin taps one easily to short for out #2 and Templet is still at 3rd.... That brings up P Barry Chapman.... PH Larry Sinchak (31-R) is sent up and walked intentionally to get to Eddie Thomas....oh, please, please. please! Make them pay, Eddie! He strikes out...

Top of the Ninth:
New Pitcher: Jorge Reyna (32-R). Sinchak stays in to play 3rd, which means if Reyna gives up a run, he will be the 2nd batter due up in the bottom of the 9th and he is the last fresh arm in the Pen... Roger Rojas strikes out! 1-2 pitch to Bob Welch and he doubles off the wall in left center... Mike Fahy singles to center and Welch heads home....the throw is about ten minutes late and Fahy moves up to 2nd... Tie game: 7 to 7. PH J.R. Cramer (29-L). Signed as a minor league free agent in February. Hit .237 with a .679 OPS for Cleveland last year. He strikes out. Ernesto Najarro, who already had a double and a home run in this game, is walked intentionally to get to Lute Campbell and his .116 BA. He grounds out to 3rd.

Bottom of the Ninth:

Werner still out there. Jeff Schottler pops out to 2nd. P Jorge Reyna grounds out to 3rd. Full count to Gary Long and he tales the payoff pitch for ball 4. That brings up Woody Griesbach for another chance at the cycle... He swings at a 1-0 pitch and lines it into center for a hit. P Buddy Werner is hurt. New Pitcher: Danny Gilmore (29-R). He was claimed off waivers by the Padres from Oakland, who had claimed him off waivers from San Diego... He is pitching for the 3rd straight day and is not fresh. Perry Templet flies out to right....

Extras!

Top of the Tenth:

They pinch-hit for the pitcher and go down in order!

Bottom of the Tenth:
New Pitcher: Don Hook (30-R), their closer. Signed as a free agent by Oakland from Chicago in December, but then claimed off waivers 3 weeks later by the Padres. 25 SV and a 3.39 ERA for the Cubs last year. Has not allowed a run this season. He is fresh, having had 2 days off. With 2 outs, Larry Sinchak singles, but Eddie Thomas strikes out.

Top of the Eleventh:
3-4-5 hitters up for them and they go down 1-2-3!

Bottom of the Eleventh:
3-4-5 hitters up for us, but the pitcher is in the 4 hole... We let Reyna hit and we go down in order.

Top of the Twelfth:
John Pauley leads off with a 4 pitch walk. Ernesto Najarro grounds into a force at 2nd, 1-6! Lute Campbell and his .116 average double down the left field line and Najarro scores.... 8 to 7, Padres. That is all they get.

Bottom of the Twelfth:
New Pitcher: Steve Jardine (25-R), making his Major League debut! Woody Griesbach strikes out... Perry Templet draws a walk. Phil Parker strikes out. Jeff Austin takes an 0-2 pitch in the ribs. 0-2 pitch to Larry Sinchak and he swings and grounds a hit to center! Templet heads home from 2nd....the throw is late!!! Tie game!!! 8 to 8. Eddie Thomas is up.....what should I do? He has struck out 3 times today...but he has had magic in him to start this season...I call time out, to think.... I ask the ump how many timeouts I have left and Christy the PA says I am confused with basketball....I wanna smoke a cigarette and think about this one....What do you think, Christy?...."I think if you are going to smoke, I am going to leave."....I mean about letting Eddie hit or not?...."It's too late, he has already hit.".....and he had, grounding out to 2nd....

Top of the Thirteenth:

Reyna is starting his fifth inning.... 58 pitches....please have 1 more in you, Jorge!...2-3-4 hitters....Strikeout! For David Shropshire! Line out to right! For Roger Rojas! Strikeout!! For Bob Welch!!

Bottom of the Thirteenth:
We HAVE to score now... Jeff Schottler hits a 2-2 pitch high and deep down the right field line....if it is fair, it is a home run....it hits the foul pole!!!!! Home Run!!! And THIS Ball Game Belongs to the Beavers!!!

Won - 9 to 8 in 13 innings

A sweep of the first place team that was 9-1 coming into this series!
And now WE are the first place team!!
Back-to-back sweeps and 6 wins in a row!
And we are now 4-1 lifetime against the best pitcher in Baseball!

We had 17 hits and made 1 error
San Diego had 15 hits and made no errors

Lonny Tomski went 4.2 innings, allowed 4 runs (3 earned), 8 hits, no walks and no strike outs. At bat, he had a hit. He was better than Mike Nackley!
LHP Jamie Cleveland went 1.1 innings, allowed 1 run, 1 hit, a home run (to a lefty) and 2 walks (1 INT). He threw a WP.
RHP Barry Chapman (H 2) went 2 innings, allowed 1 run, 3 hits and struck out 2.
RHP Jorge Reyna (W 1-0 BS 1) went 5 innings, allowed 2 runs, 3 hits, 2 walks (1 INT) and struck out 6.

Mike Nackley went 4.2 innings, gave us 5 runs, 8 hits, 1 home run, no walks and struck out 4.
Steve Jardine (L 0-1 BS 1), in his Major League debut, went 1+ innings, gave us 2 runs, 2 hits, 1 home run, 1 walk, 1 HB and 2 strikeouts.

PH/3B Larry Sinchak went 2 for 2 with an intentional walk and an RBI. SS Eddie Thomas hit a double, scored a run and had an RBI. 1B/LF Jeff Schottler had 3 hits with 2 home runs, including the game winner, and had 3 RBI. 3B Randy James had 2 hits. LF/RF Woody Griesbach had 4 hits with a double and a triple, scored 2 runs and had an RBI. CF Perry Templet hit a triple and had 2 walks (1 INT) and scored 2 runs. PH Gordon Saunderson hit a double and had 2 RBI.

For the Padres, 2B Roger Rojas had 3 hits, scored 2 runs and had an RBI. RF Bob Welch had 3 hits with 2 doubles, scored a run and had an RBI.
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Friday, April 19, Year II

On the Road Again... We have played 11 home games and only 2 road games so far. We are in Los Angeles to play the Angels a 3 game series over the weekend. They just split 2 in Oakland. We won the season series against them last season, 10-8. The Angels are 5th in the PCL in scoring with 4.15 runs per game (Portland is still #2 with 4.85). They are tied for 6th in fewest runs allowed with 3.54 per game (Portland is up to #2 with 3.15).

Portland Beavers (10-3 .769 in 1st place in the PCL West) at
Los Angeles Angels (8-5 .615 2 GB in 4th place in the PCL West)

POR: Terry Melton (27-R 2-1 3.54) All-Star vs. LA: Dave Ibarra (28-R 1-2 3.63) All-Star

Ibarra was an All-Star last year and won 18 games. We were 1-2 against him.

Melton was shelled in his initial outing, but has pitched 2 good games since.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS)
PORTLAND
1: RF Dale Ainsworth (27-L .245-53-0-2-.631) Gold Glove
2: CF Perry Templet (23-L .327-49-0-9-.806) PCLCS MVP
3: 1B Jeff Austin (30-R .217-46-3-7-.771)
4: 3B Randy James (33-R .261-46-1-3-.740)
5: LF Jeff Schottler (25-R .255-51-3-6-.839) WS MVP
6: 2B Dave Lesley (27-R .250-4-0-0-.500)
7: C Dave Benya (27-S Season debut)
8: SS Eddie Thomas (26-R .286-42-4-13-.921) Gold Glove
9: P Terry Melton (27-R .000-6-0-0-.000) All-Star

In our last four games, we have had four different starting catchers.

LOS ANGELES
1: SS Mike Stout (28-L .184-49-0-4-.485) Rookie Free Agent from Oakland
2: CF Ron Nachman (28-L .180-50-1-4-.530) PCL MVP
3: 3B David Aytes (30-R .176-51-2-7-.512) 1 for 7 with a HR vs Melton
4: RF Billy Shiyou (33-L .355-31-2-3-1.137)
5: LF Dave Bailey (24-S .250-16-1-3-.963)
6: C Larry Hardy (24-S .278-18-0-2-.758)
7: 1B Chip Klinefelter (26-R .366-41-2-7-.932)
8: 2B Bob Duncan (33-R .303-33-1-4-.803)
9: P Dave Ibarra (28-R .000-5-0-0-.000) All-Star

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Angels Stadium
Weather: 67 F, Clear Skies, with a 10 MPH wind blowing out to left.
Attendance: 24,871

Top of the First:
Dale Ainsworth swings at the first pitch and flies out to right. Perry Templet grounds out to 2nd. Jeff Austin grounds out to short.

Bottom of the First:
Mike Stout leads off with a triple to right... Ron Nachman grounds out to 2nd and Stout scores. 1 to 0, Angels. David Aytes flies out to right. Billy Shiyou grounds out to 3rd.

Top of the Third:

P Dave Ibarra does not come out to pitch; he must be hurt. New Pitcher: Gary Upchurch (30-R). Signed as a minor league free agent. Pitched for Washington last year with a 3.10 ERA in 49.1 IP. Eddie Thomas leads off with a liner to center for a hit. P Terry Melton bunts him to 2nd. Dale Ainsworth and Perry Templet both make outs...

Top of the Fourth:
3-4-5 hitters for us all strike out...

Bottom of the Fourth:
With 1 out, David Aytes singles to center. Billy Shiyou lines a hit to right and Aytes heads to 3rd, but Dale Ainsworth throws him out! Dave Bailey beats out an infield hit. Larry Hardy lines one to right and Dale Ainsworth makes a diving catch!!

Top of the Fifth:
With 1 out, C Dave Benya homers just over the fence in right! Tie game: 1 to 1.

Top of the Sixth:
With 2 outs, Jeff Austin homes down the left field line!! 2 to 1, Beavers!

Top of the Seventh:
Jeff Schottler and Dave Lesley start us off with back-to-back singles and we have runners at 1st and 3rd with no outs. Dave Benya walks on 4 pitches to load them up. With the infield in, Eddie Thomas grounds into a force at home, 6-2. P Terry Melton is allowed to hit because he has only thrown 76 pitches. He doubles to center and 2 runs score!!! 4 to 1, Beavers!!! New Pitcher: Jerry Cunningham (33-R). Signed as a free agent. 4.64 ERA with Cleveland last season. Dale Ainsworth walks to load them back up. Perry Templet strikes out..... 2 down. Jeff Austin lines a hit to center and everyone moves up a base! 5 to 1, Beavers! Randy James strikes out looking...

Bottom of the Seventh:
Billy Shiyou leads off with a home run to right center... 5 to 2, Beavers.

Won - 5 to 2

We had 8 hits and made 1 error
Los Angeles had 8 hits and made no errors

Terry Melton (W 3-1) went 8 innings, allowed 2 runs, 8 hits, 1 home run, no walks and struck out 2. At bat, he hit a double and had 2 RBI.
RHP Don Schmidt (SV 2) pitched a scoreless 9th, allowed 1 walk and struck out 1.

Dave Ibarra went 2 scoreless innings, have us no hits, 1 walk and struck out no one.
Gary Upchurch (L 1-1) went 4.1 innings, gave us 5 runs, 6 hits, 2 home runs, 1 walk and struck out 4.

1B Jeff Austin had 2 hits with his 4th home run and 2 RBI. C Dave Benya hit a home run, drew a walk and scored 2 runs. PH Tom Borden had a hit.
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Saturday, April 20, Year II

Portland Beavers (11-3 .786 in 1st place in the PCL West) at
Los Angeles Angels (8-6 .571 3 GB in 4th place in the PCL West)

POR: Frank Martin (27-R 2-0 4.76) vs. LA: Ricardo Avalos (24-R 0-1 3.86)

Avalos was rated the #7 prospect in Baseball before his rookie season last year, when he was 8-13 with a 4.51 ERA. We were 3-1 against him, but his personal record was only 0-1.

Martin gave up 3 runs in only 2 innings in his last start, which was 8 days ago. He has allowed exactly 3 runs in each of his 3 starts.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS)
PORTLAND
1: RF Dale Ainsworth (27-L .228-57-0-2-.600) Gold Glove
2: 2B Gary Long (33-R .389-54-1-10-.966) Gold Glove
3: CF Perry Templet (23-L .296-54-0-9-.735) PCLCS MVP
4: 1B Jeff Austin (30-R .235-51-4-9-.832)
5: LF Jeff Schottler (25-R .255-55-3-6-.814) WS MVP
6: 3B Larry Sinchak (31-R .500-6-0-1-1.238)
7: C Dave Benya (27-S .333-3-1-1-1.833)
8: SS Eddie Thomas (26-R .282-46-4-13-.885) Gold Glove
9: P Frank Martin (27-S .000-5-0-0-.000)

LOS ANGELES
1: SS Mike Stout (28-L .189-53-0-4-.524) Rookie
2: CF Ron Nachman (28-L .167-54-1-4-.493) PCL MVP
3: 3B David Aytes (30-R .182-55-2-7-.511)
4: LF Ricky Pulido (28-L .125-16-0-2-.451)
5: C Willie Hernandez (29-L .304-23-1-2-.929)
6: RF Ray Harrison (25-L .000-5-0-1-.143)
7: 1B Chip Klinefelter (26-R .357-42-2-7-.910)
8: 2B Bob Duncan (33-R .306-36-1-4-.792)
9: P Ricardo Avalos (24-L .250-4-0-1-.500)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Angels Stadium
Weather: 74 F, Clear Skies, with a 7 MPH wind blowing in from right.
Attendance: 22,375

Top of the First:
Dale Ainsworth flies out to right. Gary Long swings at a 3-2 pitch and grounds out to short. Perry Templet swings at a 3-2 pitch and grounds out to 2nd.

Bottom of the First:
Mike Stout lines a hit to left. Ron Nachman swings at a 3-0 pitch and lines a hit to right. Stout heads for 3rd and Ainsworth's throw is in the dugout and Stout scores... E-9. 1 to 0, Angels. Our Gold Glove right fielder is tied with our Gold Glove shortstop for the most errors on the team.... David Aytes grounds out to short and Nachman goes to 3rd. Ricky Pulido pops out to shallow center, but Nachman beats the throw to the plate... 2 to 0, Angels. Willie Hernandez strikes out.

Bottom of the Sixth:
With 1 out, Ron Nachman homers to right center. 3 to 0, Angels.

Lost - 3 to 0

We had 5 hits and made 2 errors
Los Angeles had 6 hits and made 1 error

Frank Martin (L 2-1) went 7 innings, allowed 3 runs (2 earned), 6 hits, 1 home run, 1 walk (INT) and struck out 5.
LHP Jamie Cleveland pitched 1 scoreless inning and allowed 1 walk.

Ricardo Avalos (W 1-1) pitched 9 shutout innings (CG), gave us 5 hits, 1 walk and struck out 2.

CF Perry Templet hit a double.
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Sunday, April 21, Year II

Portland Beavers (11-4 .733 in 1st place in the PCL West) at
Los Angeles Angels (9-6 .600 2 GB in 4th place in the PCL West)

POR: Ron Wolf (28-R 1-1 4.19) All-Star vs. LA: Allen Sanders (29-R 2-1 1.50)

We were 3-1 against Sanders last year, but he pitched 3 good games against us.

Wolf had a 5 inning no decision last time out, allowing 2 runs, pitching with the flu. He is fine now.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS)
PORTLAND
1: RF Dale Ainsworth (27-L .230-61-0-2-.594) Gold Glove
2: 2B Gary Long (33-R .379-58-1-10-.934) Gold Glove
3: CF Perry Templet (23-L .293-58-0-9-.737) PCLCS MVP 6 for 11 vs Sanders
4: 3B Randy James (33-R .240-50-1-3-.685)
5: 1B Jeff Austin (30-R .218-55-4-9-.774) 0 for 14 vs Sanders
6: LF Jeff Schottler (25-R .254-59-3-6-.793) WS MVP
7: C Dave Benya (27-S .333-6-1-1-1.262)
8: SS Dave Lesley (27-R .333-6-0-0-.833)
9: P Ron Wolf (28-R .000-5-0-0-.000) All-Star

LOS ANGELES
1: SS Mike Stout (28-L .214-56-0-4-.565) Rookie
2: CF Ron Nachman (28-L .190-58-2-6-.578) PCL MVP
3: 3B David Aytes (30-R .172-58-2-7-.498)
4: RF Billy Shiyou (33-L .371-35-3-4-1.206)
5: LF Joe Daniels (37-L .243-37-1-7-.688)
6: 1B Ron Lawler (32-L .300-10-1-1-1.117)
7: C Larry Hardy (24-S .227-22-0-2-.641)
8: 2B Bob Duncan (33-R .282-39-1-4-.733)
9: P Allen Sanders (29-R .143-7-0-0-.393)

Game Start: 1:05 PM
Ballpark: Angels Stadium
Weather: 73 F, Clear Skies, with a 7 MPH wind blowing in from right.
Attendance: 23,687

Top of the First:

Dale Ainsworth grounds out to first, 3-1. Gary Long takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. Perry Templet grounds into a force at 2nd, 6-4. Randy James flies out to deep right.

Bottom of the First:
Mike Stout grounds out to short. Ron Nachman grounds out to the pitcher. David Aytes lines one to left center, but CF Perry Templet makes a nice running catch! 1-2-3!

Bottom of the Fourth:
Ron Nachman singles and David Ayes follows with a double to right. Billy Shiyou lines a hit to left and Nachman scores. 1 to 0, Angels. The Bullpen is put on notice. Joe Daniels takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4 to load the bases up with no outs. Ron Lawler grounds into his second double play of the game, 4-6-3, but another run crosses the plate. 2 to 0, Angels. Larry Hardy lines a hit to right and Shiyou scores. 3 to 0, Angels. Wolf balks... We then walk Bob Duncan intentionally to get to the pitcher, who grounds out to 3rd.

Top of the Fifth:
With 1 out, Dave Benya gets our first hit of the game, a double down the right field line, but that is all we get.

Lost - 5 to 1

We scored a run in the 9th to avoid being shutout for the second straight game.

We had 4 hits and made 1 error
Los Angeles had 10 hits and made no errors

Ron Wolf (L 1-2) went 6.1 innings, allowed 5 runs, 10 hits, 4 walks (1 INT) and struck out no one. He balked.
LHP Lou Hertzberg faced 2 batters and got them both out with 1 strikeout.
RHP Don Schmidt pitched 1 inning ans struck out the side in order.

Allen Sanders (W 3-1) went 8.2 innings, gave us 1 run, 4 hits, 3 walks and struck out 2. At bat, he had a hit.

CF Perry Templet had 2 hits with a double and scored our run. C Dave Benya hit a double and drew a walk.

For the Angels, CF Ron Nachman had 3 hits, scored a run and had an RBI.
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Monday, April 22, Year II

Monday Morning Report

NL Player of the Week - Dave Arceneaux, LF/RF, Pittsburgh (26-L .381/.506/.619) Had 13 hits with 3 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 3 BB, 0 SO, 9 R and 8 RBI in 7 G
PCL Player of the Week - Bill Avallone, SP, Dallas (31-R 3-1 1.39) 2-0 with a shutout, 18 IP, 17 H, 0 HR, 2 BB, 7 SO

(Slash lines are for the season, not the week)

April 16 - Alan Merandi (28-R) of Seattle pitched a 5 hit shutout at home versus San Francisco. He walked 2 and struck out 4. Seattle won, 5 to 0.
April 17 - 3B Ed Sacco (32-R) of New York had 2 hits with a home run and 6 RBI at Boston. The Giants won, 9 to 4.
April 17 - RF Len White (26-L) of Chicago had 5 hits, stole a base, scored a run and had an RBI at Pittsburgh. The Cubs won, 4 to 3. White hit .361 with 17 HR and 58 RBI in 274 AB (1.020 OPS) last season; .360 with a .918 OPS so far this season.
April 20 - LF Tom Rosenthal (24-L) of Pittsburgh had 4 hits with a double and a triple, 2 walks, 4 runs scored and an RBI at Detroit. The Pirates won, 15 to 8. For the Tigers, RF Joe Wilson (25-L) hit 2 home runs, including a Grand Slam, drew 2 walks and had 6 RBI.
April 21 - Rick Nelson (28-R) of Kansas City pitched a 3 hit shutout at home versus Houston. He did not walk a batter and struck out 5. They Royals won, 5 to 0.
April 21 - Carl Dover (25-L) of New York pitched a 5 hit shutout at home versus Baltimore. He walked 1 and struck out 8. At bat, he had a hit and an RBI. The Giants won, 3 to 0.

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Random Fact of Week: The Portland Beavers, who were the most HR challenged hitting team in Baseball last season, lead the Major Leagues with 16 in 16 games. Last year we only out-homered the Houston Astros, but the Astrodome is so tough to hit home runs in, that we were certainly the most powerless offense in Baseball in Year I, with only 95 HR.
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Monday, April 22, Year II

We are in San Diego to play the Padres a 3 game series. We swept them in 3 games at our place last week. They split 4 games here with the Seals over the weekend. They are 7th in the PCL in scoring with 3.76 runs per game (Portland is down to #4 with 4.31). They are 7th in fewest runs allowed with 4.00 per game (Portland is #3 with 3.19). We have hit the most HR (16) and allowed the fewest (7).

Portland Beavers (11-5 .688 in 1st place in the PCL West) at
San Diego Padres (11-6 .647 0.5 GB tied for 2nd place in the PCL West)

POR: Don Panighetti (25-L 1-0 0.56) All-Star vs. SD: Mike Nackley (27-L 2-0 3.25) Cy Young

We hit Nackley pretty well last week and ended up winning the game in extra innings. We are 4-1 lifetime against him, though his one win was a 3 hit shutout. After the way we hit over the weekend in Los Angeles, he should be in line for another shutout.

Panighetti has only had 2 starts, but pitched our only shutout of the season last time out and currently leads the PCL in ERA.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS)
PORTLAND
1: RF Dale Ainsworth (27-L .215-65-0-2-.559) Gold Glove
2: SS Eddie Thomas (26-R .277-47-4-13-.880) Gold Glove
3: LF Jeff Schottler (25-R .258-62-3-7-.782) WS MVP
4: 3B Randy James (33-R .226-53-1-3-.659)
5: 1B Jeff Austin (30-R .203-59-4-9-.724)
6: 2B Gary Long (33-R .361-61-1-10-.899) Gold Glove
7: LF Woody Griesbach (24-R .625-8-1-2-2.000) Rookie
8: C Tod Schreck (31-R .143-7-0-1-.393)
9: P Don Panighetti (25-R .250-4-0-0-.500) All-Star

SAN DIEGO
1: CF Hal Baumgardner (27-R .350-40-1-2-.845)
2: RF Butch Nelson (26-R .189-37-2-5-.568)
3: 2B Roger Rojas (25-R .284-67-2-7-.708)
4: C Lee Dukes (33-R .231-52-1-6-.548)
5: 3B Manny Rivera (28-R .000-3-0-0-.250)
6: SS Dean Hofer (29-R .333-3-0-0-.667) Rookie
7: 1B Ernesto Najarro (23-L .333-51-1-6-.815)
8: LF Dave Miller (30-L .500-6-0-0-1.167)
9: P Mike Nackley (27-L .000-7-0-0-.000) All-Star

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Jack Murphy Stadium
Weather: 65 F, Partly Cloudy, with an 8 MPH wind blowing in from center.
Attendance: 25,562

Top of the First:
Dale Ainsworth strikes out looking on 3 pitches... Eddie Thomas grounds out to 2nd. Jeff Schottler flies out to center.

Bottom of the First:
Hal Baumgardner strikes out! Bitch Nelson strikes out on 3 pitches! Full count to Roger Rojas and he swings at the payoff pitch and comes up empty!!! 1-2-3! Strikes out the side!!!

Top of the Second:

With 1 out, Jeff Austin draws a walk and goes to 2nd on a wild pitch. Gary Long then homers to left center!!! 2 to 0, Beavers!!

Bottom of the Fourth:
Hal Baumgardner leads off with a double down the left field line and scores on a 1 out single by Roger Rojas. 2 to 1, Beavers.

Bottom of the Ninth:
On the Hill: Barry Chapman (27-R), beginning his second inning of work. PH J.R. Cramer (29-L) lines a 3-2 pitch into left for a hit. PH David Shropshire (30-L) is announced. Call to the Bullpen: Jamie Cleveland (31-L). Shropshire lines a 3-2 pitch to left for an out. Ernesto Najarro sends one high and deep to right....if Cleveland gives up another homer....but it is caught on the warning track! 2 down. Call to the Bullpen: Jorge Reyna (32-R). SS Lute Campbell (28-R), batting .159, is up. He strikes out and THIS Ball Game Belongs to the Beavers!!!

Won - 2 - 1

5-1 versus the best pitcher in Baseball!!!!

We had 6 hits and made no errors
San Diego had 7 hits and made no errors

Don Panighetti (W 2-0) went 7 innings, allowed 1 run, 5 hits, 2 walks (1 INT) and struck out 8, a new team high for the season! At bat, he went 2 for 2!
RHP Barry Chapman (H 3) went 1+ scoreless innings, allowed 2 hits, 1 walk and struck out 1.
LHP Jamie Cleveland (H 2) faced 2 batter and retired them both
RHP Jorge Reyna (SV 1) faced 1 batter and struck him out.

Mike Nackley (L 2-1) went 8 innings, gave us 2 runs, 6 hits, 1 home run, 2 walks (1 INT) and struck out 5.

2B Gary Long had 2 hits with his 2nd home run of the season and 2 RBI. PH/3B Larry Sinchak had a hit.
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Tuesday, April 23, Year II

Today is Perry Templet's 24th birthday.

Portland Beavers (12-5 .706 in 1st place in the PCL West) at
San Diego Padres (11-7 .611 1.5 GB tied for 3rd place in the PCL West)

POR: Brian Hagans (26-R 1-0 0.87) Rookie vs. SD: Don Polcha (28-R 2-1 4.43)

We were 3-1 against Polcha last season, but the one good game he pitched was the last time he faced us.

Hagans is making his 2nd career start. His 1st, one week ago today, was a good one: 8.2 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 0 HR, 1 BB, 7 SO. He came within 1 out of pitching a shutout.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS)
PORTLAND
1: RF Dale Ainsworth (27-L .206-68-0-2-.535) Gold Glove
2: 2B Gary Long (33-R .369-65-2-12-.951) Gold Glove
3: CF Perry Templet (24-L .306-62-0-9-.769) PCLCS MVP 6 for 10 vs Polcha
4: 3B Randy James (33-R .211-57-1-3-.616)
5: 1B Jeff Austin (30-R .194-62-4-9-.701)
6: LF Woody Griesbach (24-R .500-12-1-2-1.500) Rookie
7: C Dave Benya (27-S .375-8-1-1-1.375)
8: SS Eddie Thomas (26-R .255-51-4-13-.813) Gold Glove
9: P Brian Hagans (26-R .500-4-0-0-1.250) Rookie

SAN DIEGO
1: CF Hal Baumgardner (27-R .364-44-1-2-.882)
2: LF David Shropshire (30-L .194-62-1-7-.540)
3: 2B Roger Rojas (25-R .286-70-2-8-.715)
4: 1B Otis Smith (33-L .261-23-0-4-.818)
5: 3B Mike Fahy (31-L .313-67-0-9-.735) All-Star
6: RF Butch Nelson (26-R .175-40-2-5-.525)
7: C Lee Dukes (33-R .214-56-1-6-.509)
8: SS Dean Hofer (29-R .333-6-0-0-.667) Rookie
9: P Don Polcha (28-R .400-5-0-0-.800)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Jack Murphy Stadium
Weather: 69 F, Partly Cloudy, with an 8 MPH wind blowing out to center.
Attendance: 26,620

Top of the First:
Dale Ainsworth flies out near the warning track in center. Gary Long grounds out to short. Perry Templet grounds out to 3rd.

Bottom of the First:
Hal Baumgardner swings at a 3-1 pitch and grounds out to short. David Shropshire flies out down the left field line. Roger Rojas grounds out to the pitcher! 1-2-3!

Top of the Fourth:
Perry Templet gets our 2nd hit of the game, a home run to right! 1 to 0, Beavers!

Top of the Fifth:
Woody Griesbach leads off with a hit. With 2 outs, P Brian Hagans grounds a hit up the middle and then Dale Ainsworth jacks a home run to right!!! 4 to 0, Beavers!

Bottom of the Fifth:

Butch Nelson hits a fly ball to right, but Dale Ainsworth drops it for his 3rd error already this season... He has as many errors as our shortstop and second baseman combined... He only made 4 errors all of last season. Nelson then goes to 2nd on C Dave Benya's 2nd passed ball in the few games he has been with the Beavers.... With 1 out, Dean Hofer takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. P Don Polcha bunts the runners up to 2nd and 3rd and then with 2 outs, Hal Baumgardner knocks them both home with a grounder up the middle for a hit. 4 to 2, Beavers. David Shropshire grounds out to 2nd to end the inning.

Top of the Seventh:

Woody Griesbach leads off with a walk and Dave Benya beats out an infield hit. Eddie Thomas lays down a bunt with the pitcher on deck for some reason, but it works out okay, because P Don Polcha makes a bad throw to 1st and everyone is safe and we have the bases loaded with no outs. E-1. With the infield in, P Brian Hagans swings at 3-0 pitch for some unknown reason and grounds into a force at home, 5-2. With the infield still in, Dale Ainsworth grounds a hit up the middle and 2 runs score! 6 to 2, Beavers! That sends Polcha packing.... New Pitcher: Danny Gilmore (29-R). Gary Long singles to left to load the bases back up with 1 out. Perry Templet beats out an infield hit and another run is in! 7 to 2, Beavers! Randy James flies out to deep left, but Ainsworth holds at 3rd for some unknown reason.... 2 outs. Jeff Austin grounds a hit to left and Ainsworth scores. 8 to 2, Beavers! Woody Griesbach flies out to center.

Bottom of the Eighth:
Through the first seven innings, Brian Hagans pitched well, but did not record a single strike out. This inning he strikes out the side in order!

Won - 8 to 2

We had 11 hits and made 1 error
San Diego had 3 hits and made 2 errors

Our two best pitchers so far this season have been our #4 and #5 guys...
They are now 1-2 in ERA in the PCL!

Brian Hagans (W 2-0) went 9 innings (CG), allowed 2 unearned runs, 3 hits, 2 walks and struck out 3. At bat, he had a hit and scored 2 runs.

Don Polcha (L 2-2) went 6.1 innings, gave us 8 runs (6 earned), 7 hits, 2 home runs, 2 walks and struck out 2. At bat, he had a hit.

RF Dale Ainsworth had 2 hits with his 1st home run of the season, scored 2 runs and had 5 RBI. I hope this means he is finally going to start hitting. CF Perry Templet had 3 hits with his 1st home run and 2 RBI. A home run on his birthday! 1B Jeff Austin had 2 hits, stole a base and had an RBI.
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Wednesday, April 24, Year II

Portland Beavers (13-5 .722 in 1st place in the PCL West) at
San Diego Padres (11-8 .579 2.5 GB in 4th place in the PCL West)

POR: Terry Melton (27-R 3-1 3.18) All-Star vs. SD: Paul Jones (25-R 2-1 2.42)

We faced Jones once last year, before his season ended at the end of May with an injury. We lost in extra innings and he only gave us 1 run in 8 IP.

After getting shelled in his first start, Melton has won 3 in a row, pitching well each time. He has not allowed a walk in his last 3 starts.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS)
PORTLAND
1: 3B Randy James (33-R .194-62-1-3-.570)
2: 2B Gary Long (33-R .357-70-2-12-.912) Gold Glove
3: CF Perry Templet (24-L .328-67-1-11-.844) PCLCS MVP 6 for 10 vs Polcha
4: 1B Jeff Austin (30-R .212-66-4-10-.718)
5: LF Jeff Schottler (25-R .246-65-3-7-.757)
6: RF Woody Griesbach (24-R .467-15-1-2-1.367) Rookie
7: C Dave Benya (27-S .364-11-1-1-1.227)
8: SS Eddie Thomas (26-R .241-54-4-13-.770) Gold Glove
9: P Terry Melton (27-R .125-8-0-2-.375) All-Star

SAN DIEGO
1: CF Hal Baumgardner (27-R .354-48-1-4-.850)
2: LF David Shropshire (30-L .182-66-1-7-.509)
3: 1B Ernesto Najarro (23-L .327-55-1-6-.810)
4: 3B Mike Fahy (31-L .310-71-0-9-.722) All-Star
5: RF Butch Nelson (26-R .163-43-2-5-.488)
6: 2B Dean Hofer (29-R .250-8-0-0-.583) Rookie
7: C John Pauley (25-R .429-14-1-1-1.143)
8: SS Lute Campbell (28-R .156-64-0-3-.379)
9: P Paul Jones (58-R .200-5-0-0-.400)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: Jack Murphy Stadium
Weather: 65 F, Partly Cloudy, with a 9 MPH wind blowing out to center.
Attendance: 24,600

Top of the First:
We put Randy James in the lead off spot in Dale Ainsworth's absence, because he is leading the team in walks and he swings at the first pitch.....but he lines a hit to right. Gary Long, who I forgot to move out of the #2 spot with a slower runner in the lead off hole, lines a hit over the second baseman! Perry Templet swings at the first pitch, as he is wont to do, and grounds into a force at 2nd, 6-4. James moves to 3rd. The first pitch to Jeff Austin is in the dirt and past the catcher for a wild pitch and James scores! 1 to 0, Beavers! Austin flies out to left. Jeff Schottler grounds out to 3rd.

Bottom of the First:
Hal Baumgardner swings at the first pitch and grounds out to 1st, unassisted. David Shropshire draws a walk. Ernesto Najarro lines a hit to right and Shropshire beats the throw to 3rd. Mike Fahy grounds into a 4-6-3 double play!!

Top of the Sixth:
With 1 out, Perry Templet reaches base when 1B Ernesto Najarro drops a throw. E-3. Jeff Austin lines a hit to right and Templet beats the throw to 3rd. Jeff Schottler grounds into a force at 2nd, 6-4, and Templet scores. 2 to 0, Beavers.

Top of the Seventh:

New Pitcher: Gary Lyon (33-R). 1.65 ERA last year, but 12.79 this. 15 H, 4 BB and 0 SO in 6 IP. Dave Benya lines a hit to center and Eddie Thomas draws a walk. P Terry Melton bunts them up. Randy James flies out to shallow left. Gary Long lines out to left....

Bottom of the Seventh:
Mike Fahy leads odd with a hit and Butch Nelson grounds into a force at 2nd, 4-6. Dean Hofer lines a hit to right and Nelson makes it to 3rd. John Pauley flies out to right and Nelson tags at 3rd and heads home, but Woody Griesbach throws him out!!!!

Top of the Eighth:
Perry Templet leads off with a double to center. With 1 out, Jeff Schottler draws a walk. With 2 outs, Dave Benya grounds a single to left and Templet scores! 3 to 0, Beavers!

Bottom of the Eighth:
Lute Campbell leads off with his first career home run to left center... He hit 1 home run last year in 442 AB between AAA and MLB.... 3 to 1, Beavers. The Bullpen is up. With 2 outs, David Shropshire draws his 2nd walk of the day off Melton, who had walked 1 on the season before today.... Ernesto Najarro lines a hit to right and Shropshire goes to 3rd. Call to the Bullpen: LHP Jamie Cleveland. Lee Dukes (33-R) is sent in to hit for Mike Fahy. He is batting .203. He clears the bases with a double to the right field corner.... Tie game: 3 to 3. Call to the Bullpen: Jorge Reyna, (32-R). We walk Butch Nelson, batting .152, intentionally to get to Dean Hofer, batting .273.... Hofer flies out to center.

Top of the Ninth:
New Pitcher: Don Hook (30-R), their closer. 2-0 1.74 ERA 6 SV. PH Tom Borden (30-L) lines out to left. PH Dale Ainsworth (27-L) grounds out to 1st, 3-1. Gary Long grounds out to short.

Bottom of the Ninth:
New Pitcher: Don Schmidt (27-R). Larry Sinchak (31-R) is in to play 3rd. They go down in order!

Extras!

Top of the Tenth:
With 2 outs, Jeff Schottler reaches on an error by 3B Manny Rivers (28-R) and steals 2nd and then they walk Woody Griesbach intentionally. Dave Benya clears the bases with a double to left center!! 5 to 3, Beavers! Eddie Thomas flies out to left.

Bottom of the Tenth:
Hal Baumgardner leads off with a wind-assisted home run to left... 5 to 4, Beavers. With 2 outs, PH J.R. Cramer (29-L) strikes out and THIS Ball Game Belongs to the Beavers!

Won - 5 to 4 in 10 innings

Sweep!
The Padres are 11-3 went not facing us, but 0-6 against the Beavers!

We had 8 hits and made no errors
San Diego had 8 hits and made 2 errors

Terry Melton went 7.2 innings, allowed 3 runs, 6 hits, 1 home run, 3 walks (!!!) and struck out 4.
LHP Jame Cleveland (BS 1) faced 1 batter and gave up a double.
RHP Jorge Reyna faced 2 batters, walked 1 intentionally and struck the other out.
RHP Don Schmidt (W 2-0) went 2 innings, allowed 1 run, 1 hit, a home run and struck out 2.

Paul Jones went 6 innings, gave us 2 runs (1 earned), 4 hits, 1 walk and struck out 2. He threw a WP.
RHP Don Hook (L 2-1) went 2 innings, gave us 2 unearned runs, 1 hit and 1 walk (INT).

CF Perry Templet hit a double and scored 2 runs. C Dave Benya had 3 hits with a double and 3 RBI.

Down on the Farm: The New Orleans Pelicans, our affiliate in the Southern Association (AA), were the victims of a 10 inning no-hitter by Danny Medrano (27-R) of the Chattanooga Lookouts, an affiliate of the Washington Senators. He walked 2 and struck out 8. The Lookouts scored 8 runs in the 10th and won, 8 to 0.
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Friday, April 26, Year II

We are back home, just for the weekend, to play the Los Angeles Angels a 3 game series. We lost 2 of 3 in LA last weekend. The Angels just completed a 3 game sweep of the Oakland Oaks at home and have won 5 in a row, including 2 against us. They are 4th in the PCL in scoring with 4.47 runs per game (Portland is down to #5 with 4.42, 1 fewer that the Angels). The Angels have passed us for the HR lead, 21 to 19. They are 3rd in fewest runs allowed with 3.21 per game (Portland is up to #1 with 3.05, 3 fewer than the Angels, though LA leads in ERA, 2.57 to 2.73).

Los Angeles Angels (13-6 .684 1 GB in 2nd place in the PCL West) at
Portland Beavers (14-5 .737 in 1st place in the PCL West)

LA: Allen Sanders (29-R 3-1 1.38) vs. POR: Frank Martin (27-R 2-1 4.13)

Sanders last start was against us and he gave us 1 run in 8.2 innings on 4 hits and got a win.

Martin has had 4 starts and has given up exactly 3 runs each time.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS)
LOS ANGELES
1: SS Mike Stout (28-L .247-73-0-4-.605) Rookie 2 for 3 vs Martin
2: CF Ron Nachman (29-L .263-76-5-11-.792) PCL MVP 5 HR in his last 6 games, inc. 1 off Martin
3: 3B David Aytes (30-R .189-74-2-9-.535)
4: RF Billy Shiyou (33-L .429-49-4-8-1.296)
5: LF Dave Bailey (24-S .300-20-1-3-.990)
6: C Larry Hardy (24-S .259-27-0-4-.756)
7: 1B Chip Klinefelter (26-R .373-51-3-10-1.046)
8: 2B Bob Duncan (33-R .250-52-1-4-.666)
9: P Allen Sanders (29-R .200-10-0-0-.473)

PORTLAND
1: RF Dale Ainsworth (27-L .216-74-1-7-.586) Gold Glove
2: 2B Gary Long (33-R .347-75-2-12-.878) Gold Glove
3: CF Perry Templet (24-L .319-72-1-11-.828) PCLCS MVP 8 for 15 vs Sanders
4: 3B Randy James (33-R .197-66-1-3-.566)
5: 1B Jeff Austin (30-R .211-71-4-10-.696) 0 for 18 vs Sanders
6: LF Jeff Schottler (25-R .232-69-3-8-.724) WS MVP
7: C Dave Benya (27-S .438-16-1-4-1.276)
8: SS Eddie Thomas (26-R .228-57-4-13-.753) Gold Glove
9: P Frank Martin (27-R .000-6-0-0-.000)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: The Skydome
Weather: Roof Closed
Attendance: 27,870

A new record crowd for a non-opener!

Top of the First:

Mike Stout grounds out to the pitcher. Ron Nachman strikes out! David Aytes swings at the first pitch and dumps a hit to right. Billy Shiyou drills an 0-2 pitch into the right field corner for a double, scoring Aytes. 1 to 0, Angels. Shiyou makes it to 3rd on the play. Dave Bailey swings at the first pitch and grounds one to 1st, but Jeff Austin boots is for an error and Shiyou scores... 2 to 0, Angels. Larry Hardy walks on 4 pitches.... Chip Klinefelter flies out to right.

Bottom of the First:
Dale Ainsworth swings at the first pitch and pops out to 3rd. Gary Long swings at the first pitch and grounds out to 3rd. Perry Templet works the count to 3-1, but then grounds out to short.

After that poor first inning, P Frank Martin did not allow another hit through the Seventh, but we have not been able to muster anything much against Sanders, though we have now outhit them 6 to 2, 3 of our hits by C Dave Benya.

Lost - 2 to 0

The Angels did not get a hit after the first inning....

We had 8 hits and made 1 error
Los Angeles had 2 hits and made 1 error

Frank Martin (L 2-2) went 7 innings, allowed 2 runs (1 earned), 2 hits, 2 walks and struck out 1.
LHP Lou Hertzberg went 2 perfect innings and struck out 1.

Allen Sanders (W 4-1) went 8.1 shutout innings,gave us 7 hits, 2 walks and struck out 1. He balked.
RHP Ernie Auel (SV 4) faced 3 batters and got 2 outs, gave us 1 hit and struck out 1.

C Dave Benya went 4 for 4 and is now hitting .550 (11 for 20) since being called up from Vancouver (AAA). PH Tom Borden (30-L) had a hit.
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Saturday, April 27, Year II

The Boston Braves signed free gent RP Joe Sheridan (29-R) to 1 year, $1.74 million contract today. He was the last Type A free agent left to sign. Last year, for Cleveland, he was 8-9 with a 2.70 ERA and 33 SV, second most in the National League. There are still a slew of Type B free agents who have not signed, including our own Glenn Pearce (40-R), unfortunately.

Los Angeles Angels (14-6 .700 tied for 1st place in the PCL West) at
Portland Beavers (14-6 .700 tied for 1st place in the PCL West)

LA: Dave Ibarra (28-R 1-2 3.26) All-Star vs. POR: Don Panighetti (25-L 2-0 0.78) All-Star

Ibarra, who won 18 games a year ago, held us hitless for 2 innings last weekend before having to leave the game with an injury.

Panighetti, who leads the PCL in ERA now that Brian Hagans has fallen under the required IP, is pitching on his normal rest skipping ahead of Ron Wolf. The Angels lineup toady is 4 for 23 (.174) with 1 HR (David Aytes) lifetime against him.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS)
LOS ANGELES
1: SS Mike Stout (28-L .234-77-0-4-.575) Rookie
2: CF Ron Nachman (29-L .250-80-5-11-.753) PCL MVP
3: 3B David Aytes (30-R .192-78-2-9-.533)
4: RF Billy Shiyou (33-L .415-53-4-9-1.257)
5: C Willie Hernandez (29-L .250-32-2-4-.868)
6: 1B Bob Farris (28-R .400-5-0-0-1.000)
7: 2B Bob Duncan (33-R .241-54-1-4-.654)
8: LF John Olsavsky (29-L .286-7-0-1-.804)
9: P Dave Ibarra (28-R .000-5-0-0-.000) All-Star

PORTLAND
1: RF Dale Ainsworth (27-L .218-78-1-7-.582) Gold Glove
2: 2B Gary Long (33-R .342-79-2-12-.860) Gold Glove
3: CF Perry Templet (24-L .316-76-1-11-.811) PCLCS MVP
4: 3B Randy James (33-R .188-69-1-3-.552)
5: 1B Jeff Austin (30-R .203-74-4-10-.678)
6: LF Jeff Schottler (25-R .219-73-3-8-.686) WS MVP
7: C Dave Benya (27-S .550-20-1-4-1.409)
8: SS Eddie Thomas (26-R .220-59-4-13-.729) Gold Glove
9: P Don Panighetti (25-R .500-6-0-0-1.000) All-Star

Game Start: 1:05 PM
Ballpark: The Skydome
Weather: 63 F, Clear Skies, with a 13 MPH wind blowing in from right.
Attendance: 28,608

Another new record crowd for a non-opener! Larger than last year's Home Opener!

Top of the First:
Mike Stout grounds out to 1st, unassisted. Ron Nachman swings at a 3-2 pitch and grounds a hit past SS Eddie Thomas. David Aytes grounds a hit up the middle and Nachman beats the throw to 3rd. Billy Shiyou grounds into a 4-6-3 double play!!

Bottom of the First:
Dale Ainsworth takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. He does not steal....and Gary Long grounds into a 5-4-3 double play... Perry Templet swings at the first pitch, as he is wont to do, and lines to left.

Top of the Third:
John Olsavsky leads off with a double to left center and gets bunted to 3rd by P Dave Ibarra. Mike Stout strikes out! Ron Nachman homers to right... 2 to 0, Angels.

Bottom of the Fourth:
Perry Templet leads off with our first hit of the game, a home run to left! 2 to 1, Angels.

Bottom of the Fifth:
Dave Benya takes a 3-2 pitch for ball 4 and then steals 2nd. With 1 out, P Don Panighetti grounds a hit to center and Benya beats the throw to the plate to tie the game at 2! That is all we get.

Top of the Ninth:
On the Hill: Barry Chapman (27-R), beginning his 2nd inning of work. His first was very shaky and the Bullpen is ready. After the first two batters strikeout, John Olsavsky doubles to left center. PH Ron Lawler (32-L) is announced. Call to the Bullpen: Jamie Cleveland (31-L). We walk Lawler intentionally....why , oh why? Mike Stout swings at the first pitch and lines one hard to left, by Jeff Schottler tracks it down!

Bottom of the Ninth:

New Pitcher: Luis Padia (30-R). No runs and 1 hit allowed in 5 IP. Dave Benya draws a walk. He is on base for the 49th straight time! Let me look it up...it is actually 11 straight times!!! SS Dave Lesley (27-R) tries to bunt him over, but whiffs on 2 attempts....he ends up drawing a walk! PH Woody Griesbach (24-R) takes 4 more pitches out of the zone and the bases are loaded with no outs!!!! With the infield in, Dale Ainsworth swings at a 2-2 pitch and grounds a hit up the middle and THIS Ball Game Belongs to the Beavers!!!

Won - 3 to 2

We had 5 hits and made 1 error
Los Angeles had 11 hits and made 1 error

We turned 3 double plays!

Don Panighetti went 7 innings, allowed 2 runs, 8 hits, 1 home run, 1 walk and struck out 3. At bat, he had a hit and an RBI.
RHP Barry Chapman went 1.2 scoreless innings, allowed 3 hits and stuck out 3.
LHP Jamie Cleveland (W 1-0) faced 1 batters and got 1 out and walked the other intentionally.

Dave Ibarra went 7.1 innings, gave us 2 runs, 4 hits, 1 home run, 5 walks and struck out 2. At bat, he hit a double.
Luis Padia (L 0-1) faced 4 batter and did not retire any, giving us 1 run, 1 hit and 3 walks.

RF Dale Ainsworth knocked in the winning run with a hit and drew a walk. CF Perry Templet hit his 2nd home run of the season. C Dave Benya had a hit and 3 walks, stole a base and scored 2 runs. He has a streak going of reaching base 11 times in a row! SS Dave Lesley failed at bunting, but drew a walk in his only PA. PH Woody Griesbach drew a walk.

For the Angels, reigning PCL MVP CF Ron Nachman did not make an out at the plate with 3 hits and his 6th home run of the season, a walk, a stolen base and 2 RBI. He did, however, get caught trying to steal 3rd in the top of the 8th with Billy Shiyou batting, who ending up hitting a double. LF John Olsavsky had 3 hits with 2 doubles and scored a run.
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Sunday, April 28, Year II

Los Angeles Angels (14-7 .667 1 GB in 2nd place in the PCL West) at
Portland Beavers (15-6 .714 in 1st place in the PCL West)

LA: Lee Meadows (25-R Season debut) Rookie vs. POR: Don Panighetti (25-L 2-0 0.78) All-Star

Meadows was 2-0 in 5 starts last year with a 6.93 ERA. Both wins were against us.... He had a 2.70 ERA in his 2 starts against the Beavers and an 11.91 ERA in his other 3....

Hagans was leading the PCL in ERA until our number of games exceeded his innings pitched. He has only allowed 1 earned run in 17.2 IP. Once again, we are bumping Ron Wolf back.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS)
LOS ANGELES
1: SS Mike Stout (28-L .220-82-0-4-.542) Rookie
2: CF Ron Nachman (29-L .277-83-6-13-.840) PCL MVP
3: 3B David Aytes (30-R .195-82-2-9-.531) 1 for 2 with a HR vs Hagans
4: LF Joel Daniels (37-L .200-50-1-9-.593)
5: 1B Ricky Pulido (29-L .174-23-1-6-.607)
6: RF Ray Harrison (25-L .125-8-0-1-.450)
7: C Larry Hardy (24-S .241-29-0-4-.726)
8: 2B Bob Duncan (33-R .241-58-1-4-.644)
9: P Lee Meadows (25-R Season debut) Rookie

PORTLAND
1: RF Dale Ainsworth (27-L .220-82-1-8-.586) Gold Glove
2: 2B Gary Long (33-R .325-83-2-12-.819) Gold Glove
3: CF Perry Templet (24-L .313-80-2-12-.833) PCLCS MVP
4: 3B Randy James (33-R .181-72-1-3-.539)
5: 1B Jeff Austin (30-R .205-78-4-10-.669)
6: LF Jeff Schottler (25-R .211-76-3-8-.669) WS MVP
7: C Phil Parker (27-S .143-7-0-0-.429)
8: SS Eddie Thomas (26-R .213-61-4-13-.706) Gold Glove
9: P Brian Hagans (26-R .375-8-0-0-.875) Rookie

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: The Skydome
Weather: Roof Closed
Attendance: 26,465

Top of the First:
Mike Stout grounds a 1-2 pitch up the middle for a hit and steals 2nd. There's an automatic run.... Ron Nachman grounds out to 1st, 3-1, and Stout goes to 3rd. Yep and then he will score on another ground out.... Nope. David Aytes grounds a 3-2 pitch into right to get the run in. 1 to 0, Angels. Joel Daniels swings at a 3-2 pitch and flies out to right. Ricky Pulido swings at a 3-2 pitch and pops out to 2nd. 24 pitch inning.

Bottom of the First:

Dale Ainsworth dumps a hit into left center. He does NOT steal.... Gary Long grounds one to 3rd, but they somehow only manage to get the force at 2nd, 5-4. Perry Templet strikes out... A wild pitch sends Long to 2nd. Randy James grounds out to 2nd. How are we winning games with a cleanup hitter with 3 RBI?

Top of the Second:
P Lee Meadows walks Jeff Austin, Jeff Schottler and Phil Parker to start the inning to load the bases up with no outs. Eddie Thomas lines a hit to center and 2 runs score! 2 to 1, Beavers! That is Eddie's first hit in 9 days... Parker and Thomas pull off a double steal with the pitcher at the plate... Would not it be easier to bunt, instead of steal and get a strikeout? Hagans does strikeout... Dale Ainsworth grounds out to 1st, unassisted, and Parker scores. 3 to 1, Beavers. Gary Long lines out to left.

Top of the Third:
With 1 out, Mike Stout and Ron Nachman both single to put runners at 1st and 3rd. David Aytes strikes out! Joel Daniels homers to right.... 4 to 3, Angels. P Brian Hagans will have enough innings after this game, but will not lead the PCL in ERA...

Top of the Sixth:
Joel Daniels leads off with a double and the Bullpen is stirred up. With 1 out Ray Harrison singles and Daniels stops at 3rd. Call to the Bullpen: Lou Hertzberg (31-L). Larry Hardy flies out to right and Daniels is doubled off at 3rd by Dale Ainsworth!

Top of the Seventh:

Bob Duncan leads off by taking a 3-2 pitch for ball 4. Ron Lawler singles and Duncan beats the throw to 3rd. The Bullpen is up again. Hertzberg balks... 5 to 3, Angels. Mike Stout strikes out. Ron Nachman grounds on to 2nd, but Gold Glover Gary Long boots it... Call to the Bullpen: Jorge Reyna (32-R). Dave Benya comes in to catch in a double switch. David Aytes grounds into a 1-6-3 double play!

Bottom of the Seventh:
New Pitcher: Ron Huelsmann (23-R), a rookie. With 1 out, Dave Benya flies out to center to end his streak of reaching base 11 times in a row.

Top of the Eighth:
New Pitcher: Jamie Cleveland (31-L) to face 3 lefties: Joel Daniels, Ricky Pulido and Ray Harrison. None of them a good hitter... Daniels singles, Pulido flies out and Harrison homers to right... 7 to 3, Angels and we are done with Cleveland.... New Pitcher: Don Schmidt (27-R). He gets the next two out.

Bottom of the Eighth:
Perry Templet leads off with a home run to right. 7 to 4, Angels.

Lost - 7 to 4

We had 8 hits and made 1 error
Los Angeles had 12 hits and made 1 error

Brian Hagans (L 2-1) went 5.1 innings, allowed 4 runs, 8 hits, 1 home run, no walks and struck out 7. At bat, he hit a double.
LHP Lou Hertzberg went 1 innings, allowed 1 run, 1 hit, 1 walk and struck out 1. He balked home a run.
RHP Jorge Reyna faced 1 batter and got 2 outs.
LHP Jamie Cleveland, in his last appearance as a Beaver, faced 3 batters, got 1 out, allowed 2 runs, 2 hits and a home run to another lefty.
RHP Don Schmidt faced 2 batters and got 2 outs.
RHP Ron Wolf pitched 1 scoreless inning, allowed 1 hit and struck out 2.

Lee Meadows (W 1-0) went 6 innings, gave us 3 runs, 4 hits, 3 walks and struck out 4. He threw a WP. We are now 5-1 against the best pitcher in the Baseball and 0-3 against the worst...
RHP Ernie Auel (SV 5) pitched a scoreless 9th and gave us 1 hit.

RF Dale Ainsworth had 3 hits and an RBI. CF Perry Templet hit his 3rd home run of the season. SS Eddie Thomas had a hit and 2 RBI.

For the Angels, CF Ron Nachman had 3 hits with a double and a triple and scored a run. LF Joel Daniels had 3 hits with a double and his 2nd home run of the season, scored 2 runs and had 3 RBI.

For the Times They are A'changin'.....and the players are, too....

I have had a deal in the works for a while now, but had decided not to pull the trigger, but we are pulling it now and more than once, though maybe not on that exact trade....
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Monday, April 29, Year II

Monday Morning Report

NL Player of the Week - Jim Foor, RF/1B, Philadelphia (26-R .370/.453/.778) Had 8 hits with 1 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR, 6 BB, 0 SO, 7 R and 9 RBI in 5 G (2nd PoW this year and 5th of career)
PCL Player of the Week - Ron Nachman, CF, Los Angeles (29-L .295/.337/.557) Had 12 hits with 1 2B, 1 3B, 4 HR, 1 BB, 1 SO, 3 SB, 1 CS, 7 R, 6 RBI in 6 G

(Slash lines are for the season, not the week)

April 23 - Los Angeles lost their #1 starter, Bobby McGregor for an estimated 3 months with a pulled hamstring. He was 4-0 with a 1.77 ERA.
April 24 - Baltimore lost their shortstop, Sid Deziel (24-L), for the season with a broken knee. He was batting .288/.411/.424 in 59 AB with 2 HR and 6 RBI.
April 26 - Don Finley (26-R) of Kansas City pitched a 4 hit shutout at Houston. He walked 1 and struck out 5. The Royals won, 3 to 0. The losing pitcher was ex-Beaver Dave Cole (26-), now 0-5 with a 6.04 ERA.
April 27 - Philadelphia beat Detroit at home, 20 to 4. RF/1B Jim Foor (26-R) had 3 hits with 2 home runs, 3 walks, 5 runs scores and 7 RBI. C Ivan Meraz had 2 hits with a double and a walk and 5 RBI.
April 28 - Dave Ross (26-R) of Houston, in his season debut, pitched a 4 hit shutout at home versus Kansas City. He walked 1 and struck out 9. At bat, he had a hit. The Astros won, 1 to 0.
April 28 - Ray Bankston (31-L) of Milwaukee pitched a 3 hit shutout at home versus Dallas. He walked 2 and struck out 11. At bat, he hit a double and had an RBI. The Brewers won, 3 to 0.

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Random Fact of Week: See if you can spot the Beavers that are Beavers no more! I bet you will be at least a little surprised..... The dealing has been done and I am already cursing myself for my impatience.... I HATE having to make up the stats with new players that have already played for other teams! We were 15-7 and tied for 1st before the trading and I GUARANTEE that we will play to a worse percentage after the trading, but hopefully, we will be in first place all alone at the end of the season.

Hint: There are 7, count 'em, 7 !! Beavers listed above who are Beavers no more... Also, there are 2 players listed in the National League leaders that are brand new Beavers! See if you can guess who!
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Monday, April 29, Year II

Black Monday!

We have the day off, so all these players are traveling today.

Trade #15
SP Ron Wolf (28-R), CF Perry Templet (24-L) and minor league RP Dave Moses (23-L) to Philadelphia for 2B Paul Bouvet (26-R) and 2 minor leaguers: 1B Adrian Arellano (18-R) and RF Ron Scherer (23-L).

Wolf led our team in wins last year and made the All-Star team, but is not pitching very well this year and I am not a fan of pitchers that hardly ever strike anyone out. Christy the PA is sad to seem him go. "Now, I'll never get to write up an inning again!" Templet is awesome, but not my kind of player. I inherited him and did not pick him for the job. I love the way he swings the bat and the way he chases down fly balls, but he does not walk much and gets thrown out on the bases too much. He will be a star, but I will never love him. Moses has some skills, but he is expendable and the Phillies want him.

Bouvet (boo-VAY) is the reigning NL MVP and IS my kind of player. He won the NL Gold Glove at Second, Won the Batting Title, led the Majors in SB and runs scored and triples, walked 75 times and hit 13 HR. He's hitting .364 this year with a .942 OPS. He is also a leader in the clubhouse. The only negative to him is that the Phillies signed him to an 8 year contract this past winter that will pay him a boatload of money. $1.1 million this year, $2 million next year and then $2.88 million for 6 more years! If he continues to play like he has been, he will be a bargain, but I hate being tied into so long a contract. He was born in England. Arellano is a decent looking 1B prospect from Venezuela who will start playing Rookie ball this year. Scherer was a 4th round pick last summer and is hitting well in B Ball this year. He'll be sent to West Palm Beach (A).

Trade #16
SP Terry Melton (27-R), RF Dale Ainsworth (27-L) and 3 minor leaguers: 1B Ron Gucciardi (25-R), 3B Greg Brown (23-R) and RF Frank Ciccarelli (24-R) to New York for SP Angel Gaspar (23-R) and 3 minor leaguers: SP Mike Elliott (21-R), SP Jim Morrow (21-R) and RF Dick Louderback (24-R).

Okay, I admit that this is probably a bad trade. But I got to coveting Gaspar and could not see benching Ainsworth, though I wanted to. Ainsworth was our team MVP last year and I like him fine, but I inherited him and did not pick him to be on the team and he does not walk much. He had 60 walks last year, but 14 of them were intentional. Plus his OPS this year is .620 and he is making over $1 million. Melton is a great pitcher and made the All-Star team for us last year, but his back is problematic and sooner or later he is going to have a catastrophic injury. None of the minor leaguers we are sending away have any value to us. They apparently do for the Giants, though.

Gaspar is a rookie and is 4-1 with a 3.13 ERA for the Giants this year. He has amazing stuff, but his control is iffy and he has a tendency to give up home runs. He is also a selfish self-promoter a la Reggie Jackson... He was 9-12 with a 4.69 ERA in AAA last year. I do not expect him to be as good as he has been in his first five starts for the Giants, or as good as Melton, for that matter, or even worthy of trading Ainsworth for.... Elliott and Morrow are both good looking SP prospects. Elliott was picked in the 8th round last June from Mississippi State. He's a very hard worker. Morrow was a former 1st round pick (supplemental round, #38 overall) and was ranked #60 on Baseball America's Top 200 Prospect List this Spring after being #90 the year before. Louderback is not much, but not useless.

Trade #17
RP Jamie Cleveland (31-L), 2B Gary Long (33-R), 3B Randy James (33-R) and minor league 1B Mark Spiegel (25-R) to Pittsburgh for RP Mitch Dowdell (25-L), CF Barry Tucker (29-L) and minor league RP Dave Perez (24-L).

Cleveland was signed because he was tough against lefties last year and did not allow a home run to them, but he has not been tough on lefties for us and has allowed 2 home runs to them already in only 16 AB. Long is no longer required with Paul Bouvet on the roster and we need to get rid of his contract that will pay him $850,000 per season through Year IV. James, who led us in HR and RBI last season, has 3 RBI for us in 21 G and a .537 OPS as our cleanup hitter this year. he is being paid $950,000 per season through next year. Spiegel is nothing to us.

Dowdell is my latest attempt to acquire a lights out lefty. He has only pitched 1 inning this season in the Majors and allowed 1 hit. In AAA, he allowed 5 H and 2 BB in 13.1 IP. Last season as a rookie, in 34 IP for the Pirates, he allowed 19 hits, 4 walks and struck out 29 with 0 HR. Career ERA of 1.03 in the Majors. Tucker is just a decent fielding CF with no bat. He is a great presence in the clubhouse, though. After trading Perry Templet, we needed some more coverage for center. Perez would be a Cy Young candidate if he had any stamina. As he stands, though, he should be a fine reliever.

And finally, SP Bob Grigg (24-R), 3B Omar Flores (21-L) and LF Tony Casarez (20-L) have been called up from Vancouver and will be inserted into the starting rotation/lineup. Grigg was 3-0 with a 2.56 ERA with 10 BB and 33 SO in 31.2 IP for the Mounties. Flores was hitting .275 with a .402 OBP. He will platoon with Larry Sinchak. Casarez was hitting .342 with a .942 OPS. He will play everyday, though there is some question whether he can handle lefties. There are not many in our league at the moment, however, so it is not much of a concern.

After these trades, we now have the lowest payroll in Baseball ($6.7 million). Boston has the highest at $19.95 million.

Also, after these trades, we will have no starter rested enough to pitch tomorrow... So, we sent C Phil Parker to Vancouver (AAA) and called up SP Larry Smith (27-R) to make his Beaver debut. Unfortunately, Lonny Tomski pitched on Saturday and is unavailable for tomorrow.

Also, FYI, in all of these trade discussion, P Lonnie Tomski's name came up a few times, but none of the teams inquiring about his availability could assure me that they would give him a spot in their Major League rotation. If they had, I would have been tempted to let him go so he could make more money for himself.


Editor's Note:
Oh, drat....I just realized I broke one of my house rules by trading Cleveland.... I am not supposed to trade a free agent I sign until a World Series has been played after the signing.... Crud. Well, to be honest, I did not really trade him , I gave him away for free. The Pirates were willing to do the deal without him in it. So forgive me and I will endeavor to be more vigilant in the future..... We have plenty of budget room (almost $4 million) and the $300k I saved by giving him away instead of cutting him, is not very important.

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Tuesday, April 30, Year II

We are in Oakland to play a 3 game series and debut the new look Beavers! I am pretty certain that the new Beavers are not as good as the old Beavers right now, but 1) I like them more and 2) I think they will be better in the long run. The Oaks just swept Seattle in a 4 game series here over the weekend. We swept them in a 3 games at Portland, April 12-14. They are 9th in scoring in the PCL with 3.63 runs per game (Portland is down to #6 with 4.14). They are 6th in fewest runs allowed with 3.79 per game (Portland is #2 with 3.14).

Portland Beavers (15-7 .682 tied for 1st place in the PCL West) at
Oakland Oaks (10-14 .417 6 GB in 5th place in the PCL West)

POR: Larry Smith (27-R Portland debut) vs. OAK: Ray Hradek (24-R 0-4 4.44)

We beat Hradek 2 weeks ago, but he went 7 innings and only gave us 3 runs (2 earned). He beat us last year, the only time we faced him going 8 innings and giving us 2 runs.

Smith is making his Beaver debut. For Vancouver (AAA), he was 2-0 with a 3.03 ERA. He is a groundball, pitch to contact type.

Lineups: Pos Name (Age-Bats BA-AB-HR-RBI-OPS)
PORTLAND
1: 2B Paul Bouvet (26-R Beaver debut) NL MVP Gold Glove
2: C Dave Benya (27-S .522-23-1-4-1.360)
3: 1B Larry Sinchak (31-R .364-11-0-1-.871)
4: RF Woody Griesbach (24-R .400-20-1-2-1.178) Rookie
5: CF Jeff Schottler (25-R .203-79-3-8-.652) WS MVP
6: LF Tony Casarez (20-L Major League debut) Rookie
7: 3B Omar Flores (21-L Major League debut) Rookie
8: SS Eddie Thomas (26-R .222-63-4-15-.714) Gold Glove
9: P Larry Smith (27-L Beaver debut)

OAKLAND
1: 2B Glenn Rodgers (37-R .291-79-0-9-.714)
2: SS Henry Rangel (28-R .259-85-0-5-.595)
3: 1B Norm Wynne (26-R .229-83-2-9-.678)
4: RF Roger Crandall (28-L .183-60-1-6-.575)
5: LF Neil Rivers (25-S .240-25-1-4-.659)
6: 3B Steve Stevenson (34-S .325-77-2-8-.857)
7: C Don Stokes (40-R .184-38-2-5-.631) All-Star
8: CF Bob Waln (34-R .158-76-1-7-.479)
9: P Ray Hradek (24-R .167-6-0-0-.333)

Game Start: 7:05 PM
Ballpark: The Oakland Coliseum
Weather: 65 F, Partly Cloudy, with a 10 MPH wind blowing right to left.
Attendance: 22,558

Top of the First:

Paul Bouvet, in his Beaver debut, hits one over the center fielder's head and ends up with a triple! Dave Benya flies out to right and Bouvet scores! 1 to 0, Beavers! Larry Sinchak grounds a 3-1 pitch up the middle for a hit. Woody Griesbach flies out to right. Jeff Schottler grounds out to 2nd.

Bottom of the First:

P Larry Smith makes his Beaver debut by walking the lead off batter, Glenn Rodgers, on 4 pitches... Henry Rangel grounds a hit to left. Norm Wynne grounds into a force at 2nd, 6-4, and Rodgers goes to 3rd. Roger Crandall flies out to shallow center and Rodgers holds at 3rd. 2 outs. Neil Rivers grounds out to 2nd!

Top of the Second:
In his Major League debut, Tony Casarez lines a 1-1 pitch over the second baseman for a hit! Omar Flores, in his Major League debut, takes a 3-2 pitch for strike three... Casarez steals 2nd! Eddie Thomas strikes out. P Larry Smith grounds a hit to center, but Casarez stops at 3rd. Paul Bouvet lines a hit to left and Casarez scores! 2 to 0, Beavers, Bouvet is never going to make an out!! Dave Benya flies out to left.

Top of the Seventh:
With 2 outs, Dave Benya hits a home run to right! 3 to 0, Beavers! I think he has to be our starting catcher everyday, even when Dennis Webb comes back, at least until he cools off! The guy's batting .500 with power and walks and steals!

Bottom of the Seventh:
Lead off hitter Bob Waln is walked and the Bullpen is activated. PH Dave Russell (27-L) lines a hit to left. Glenn Rodgers swings at the first pitch and grounds into a 5-4-3 double play! Omar Flores in his first Major League game! Waln takes 3rd. Full count to Henry Rangel, who is NOT going to walk if he can help it, swings at the payoff pitch and grounds out to 2nd!

Won - 3 to 0

We had 9 hits and made 1 error
Oakland had 7 hits and made no errors

Larry Smith (W 1-0), in his Beaver debut, went 9 shutout innings (CG), allowed 7 hits, 3 walks and struck out 2. At bat, he had 2 hits! And now he is on a train back to Vancouver (AAA). Lonny Tomski has competition for that #6 spot in the rotation!

Ray Hradek (L 0-5) went 7 innings, gave us 3 runs, 8 hits, 1 home run, no walks and struck out 3. He becomes the first opposition pitcher to pickup 2 losses from the Beavers.

2B Paul Bouvet, in his Beaver debut, had 2 hits with a triple, scored a run and had an RBI! C Dave Benya hit his 2nd home run of the season and had 2 RBI. All of our catchers combined hit 3 home runs all of last year (2 by Benya). LF Tony Casarez, in his Major League debut had a hit, stole a base and scored a run. 3B Omar Flores, in his Major League debut, went 0 for 3, but started a 5-4-3 double play.

The Oaks had 2 pitchers come up lame after the contest. Starter Ray Hradek has tendinitis in his forearm and will miss a week or two. RP Glenn Brown had to leave with a sore back, but should be fine in a few days.
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