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Hot Sheet Chat

Jake (The Friendly Confines): Rumors abound that Rizzo will pack his bags for the big club once he's 100% and the Cubbies return from their road trip. Do you believe he's ready?


J.J. Cooper: Yes I think he's ready. That doesn't mean he won't have any adjustment issues, but there's not much more he can get out of destroying the PCL.

eddie (cincinnati): with the reds lack of obp at the top of the lineup, how long before billy hamilton starts moving up?


J.J. Cooper: The two have nothing to do with each other. I know Reds fans want Hamilton in Cincinnati yesterday, but he's not ready to help the team's OBP at any point this year. Now, if the Reds are in the playoff chase come late August could he help as a pinch-runner? Absolutely. He'd be worth carrying on a playoff roster simply to pinch run in crucial late-game situations.

Heavy Early (Cincinnati): What is your opinion on Robbie Grossman? Is his low batting average more the result of a fluky BABIP, or is he hitting alot of harmless flyballs? The guy has a great batting eye, unlike anyone else on the Pirates right now...


J.J. Cooper: I think some of it is the flukes of a small sample size. That being said, we've been pretty consistent around here in thinking that he's going to have a hard time being a big league regular—he's more of a tweener. The slow start this year isn't helping the other side of that argument.

Ben (Miamisburg, OH): Billy Hamilton racked up 57 steals before June, barring injury, how many do you think he ends up with?


J.J. Cooper: Playing off my previous answer, I'll guess he makes a run at the record, finishes with 140 then gets a callup to the big leagues where he adds another 10 to finish with the most steals anyone's ever had in a pro season, but without holding any official record (not even the California League record as Donell Nixon stole 144 for Bakersfield in 1983).

Ben (Miamisburg, OH): Should I be concerned that Red 2011 1st rd pick Robert Stephenson is starting in rookie ball, or is that the norm for low 1st rd pitchers out of high school?


J.J. Cooper: I don't think the Reds are worried, but I would be a little bit. He's out of California, so he's not exactly making the adjustment from Maine. When I did a study of the first full year of every high school pitcher selected in the first round from 1992 to present, I couldn't find one of them who become a successful big leaguer after spending their first full pro season in rookie or short-season ball. The guys who spent a full first year in rookie or short season included Mark Pawelek, Josh Girdley, Donnie Bridges, Mark Mangum, Matt White and Matt Drews, Todd Noel and Jason Stanridge. Now I'll be the first to admit this is kind of a junk stat, as if Stephenson makes 12 starts in Billings and then makes two starts in Dayton at the end of the year he doesn't qualify for the list, but no, the norm for first-round high school pitchers is to make it to low Class A at least.

DH (Brandon, MB): If Billy Hamilton is destined for CF(or some other position other than SS) then why not move him now and let him start working on those skills? Is his trade value highest as a SS, and would the Reds consider trading him? Thanks


J.J. Cooper: Considering his athleticism, Hamilton could probably learn CF to a passable level in instructs. Heck, he could probably do it adequately with 3-4 days of shagging flies in the OF. So why not leave him at shortstop for now? If he ends up becoming a plus defender at short, you can end up leaving him there, but it's not going to be tough for him to pick up playing CF.

steven (Sioux City): Who is the best starting pitching prospect in the Reds system? Cingrani seems like he might get the nod over Corcino at this point?


J.J. Cooper: Still Corcino to me. Great season by Cingrani, but I'd take Corcino.

Ben (Columbus, OH): Do you guys ever get tired of answering Billy Hamilton questions?


J.J. Cooper: No. I find him way too fascinating to get tired of the questions.

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I cannot make this post format properly so just going to provide a link, many divisional prospects listed here, Mass linked the breakdown by team earlier

Cole, Taillon highlight FSL All-Stars

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I hope the Rattler faithful and his family appreciate the feature by MiLB

Rattlers mourn loss of popular Calmes
Wisconsin ballpark icon celebrated by team, fans, community
By Benjamin Hill / MLB.com

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Brock Calmes' booming voice made him a fan favorite. (Photos courtesy of the Timber Rattlers)

"Peanuts. Popcorn. Cotton Candy. Licorice Rope."

To Wisconsin Timber Rattlers fans, these six words are far more than a rote recitation of concession stand staples. As bellowed by vendor Brock Calmes, they became nothing less than a 20-second, 12-syllable ballpark symphony -- a resonant baritone echoing from foul pole to foul pole, with the vowel sounds comically elongated, "licorice" barked at a staccato clip, and, finally, the jaunty sing-speak of "ro-ope!"

Sadly, this unique vocal composition will never be heard again at Fox Cities Stadium. Calmes, who had worked for the Timber Rattlers since 1999, passed away earlier this month from a blood clot. He was just 28 years old.

As tragic as it was, Calmes' death served as a life-affirming reminder that Minor League Baseball stadiums are more than just a way to spend one's discretionary income on a pleasant summer evening. They are also community gathering places, full of familiar faces who root together, laugh together and, yes, mourn together.

From humble origins

When Calmes first started working for the Timber Rattlers at the age of 16, he was, more or less, a concessions utility man. He'd help out wherever needed, running food from stand to stand and doing various odd jobs. But, soon enough, his true calling became apparent. And, literally, it was a calling.

"As the story goes, when Brock would hear that 'Da-da da-da da-da,' he'd run to the front of the stands and yell 'Chaaaaarge!'" explained Timber Rattlers president Rob Zerjav. "And the guys who were running our food and beverage at the time, they heard that and asked him, 'Would you be interested in hawking?'"

He was, of course.

But a loud voice is only part of the hawking equation. A schtick is needed as well, something that draws the fans attention and then creates a Pavlovian desire to reach for the wallet. And with Calmes, it wasn't what he said. It was how he said it: Peanuts. Popcorn. Cotton Candy. Licorice Rope.

"That tag line was legendary, and people came to know Brock as part of the entertainment." said Zerjav. "They'd stay in their seats, and wait until Brock got around to their section so that they could buy specifically from him.

"And in the Minors, this is something we always talk about," he continued. "We need to develop characters. You can't control what's on the field, so you have to develop what you have off of it. With Brock, that [idea] really worked for us."

And, indeed, Calmes was one of the Timber Rattlers' most recognizable characters -- and not just because of his booming voice.

"He was always a big dude, and he had his own jersey with the name 'Brock' on the back," said Zerjav. "1 1/2 was his number, and some people would say that was because he was 1 1/2 times the size of an average person. But his parents told us that, back when we were the Appleton Foxes, that's the number that the mascot wore. So, that's why he had it."

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As any follower of Minor League Baseball knows, one of the ultimate forms of celebrity is to be immortalized via the bobblehead. Calmes certainly had hoped to be recognized in such a way.

"We do a 'Fan's Choice' bobblehead every year, and Brock was in the running a couple of years ago," said Zerjav. "Ever since then, he would always mention in passing, 'Boy, I'd love to have my own bobblehead.'"
Brock was included on the list of this year's potential Fan's Choice honorees and, considering this tragic turn of events, it's now especially likely that he'll be the biggest vote-getter.

"Vote Brock," reads a comment on the team's Fan's Choice bobblehead press release. "His passion attracted kids to the park; he was taken way before his time. Let's honor him!"

A final farewell

Calmes died on May 14, and when the Timber Rattlers returned home two days later, a moment of silence was held in his honor.

"There were gasps throughout the crowd when we announced it," said Zerjav. "Even if you didn't know Brock personally, you still knew who he was. ... He just loved it at the ballpark. Being here was one of the highlights of his short life."

With this being the case, the team felt that they should do more to honor Calmes' memory. So, with the blessing of his parents, an open house memorial service was scheduled for the evening of May 23 (while the Timber Rattlers were on the road). More than 500 fans showed up, and the event was covered by the Appleton region's four major television stations.

What resulted was a poignant celebration, one attended by family, friends, fans and fellow gameday staff (one former usher flew in from North Carolina). Upon entering the ballpark, attendees came upon a concourse display featuring memorabilia from Calmes' life. This included his famous No. 1 1/2 jersey and, of course, the overloaded vendor's box that he carted all over the stadium at each and every ballgame. (Ringing the box was a semi-circle of cotton candy, a visual that, in this situation, was far more apropos than any floral display.)

As attendees made their way down the concourse, they met Calmes' family in a receiving line and then watched a video appreciation that played in a continuous loop on the videoboard and concourse televisions. The bar and restaurant area was open as well, providing an informal environment in which to congregate and share stories about the unique and unforgettable ballpark presence that was Brock Calmes.

The emotion was evident in Zerjav's voice as he reflected on the memorial, and what it said about Calmes, the Timber Rattlers organization and Appleton's community of baseball fans.

"Brock was a vendor who knew how to entertain the crowd, but at moments like these you realize that there's a greater purpose," he said. "We touched Brock's life, and then he went on to touch the lives of so many others. And it all happened because we're a little baseball team from Appleton, Wisconsin."

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Manny is our only mascot left, I actually forgot to vote after I posted the story... duh.

Happy mascots waltz into second round

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Audio from OKC — “Mike (McClendon) at the Mic”

Jeff Hem's note: Tonight’s interview from Oklahoma City is with Sounds reliever Mike McClendon, who has allowed just one earned run in his last nine innings as a Sound and recently tossed 2 2/3 shutout innings during a call-up for the Brewers while they were in Arizona. The injury-laden Brewers have called on McClendon twice already this season, and the right-handed ‘pen hurler nearly made the Brewers’ major league roster out of Spring Training. He was sent down a few days ago when the Brewers needed to call up Mike Fiers to start last Tuesday in Los Angeles.


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The Manatee auction link is now live.


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Wow Perelta is having a hell of rough start so far.


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Final: Tennessee 2, Huntsville 1

Huntsville Box Score
Hiram Burgos kept it scoreless through his 5IP allowing 6H and 2BB against 3SO having thrown 50 of 83 pitches for strikes posting a 7:2 ratio. Santo Manzanillo replaced Burgos in the 6th and had a tough go of it allowing 4H, a WP, and 2ER, last year's dominance/promise has been replaced by concerns over his injured shoulder and shoddy performance. Both R.J. Seidel and Mitch pitched scoreless innings getting 2SO each.

The Stars didn't do much against Cubs #4 prospect Trey McNutt, they got him for 4 hits, 2BB, and 1ER. Since McNutt is a name everyone should become familiar with here's the scouting report from the winter:
A 32nd-round steal who fell through the cracks in the 2009 draft, McNutt reached Double-A in his first full pro season but symbolized the Cubs' system-wide pitching woes in his second. Between blisters on two fingers, bruised ribs sustained in an infield collision and bad luck with rain, he worked just 26 innings from mid-May to mid-July. Even when healthy, he battled his command and consistency. McNutt can hit 98 mph with his fastball, though he gets more life and locates it better when he works at 92-94. His power breaking ball, which breaks more like a curveball and has slider velocity, can be equally as devastating. He could use an offspeed pitch to keep hitters off balance, and his changeup is just a work in progress. He needs to worry about working down in the zone rather than trying to blow the ball by hitters. McNutt remained inconsistent in the Arizona Fall League, and he could wind up as a late-inning reliever if he can't improve his changeup and command. If it all comes together, he could be a No. 2 starter, similar to what Chicago hopes for from 2008 first-rounder Andrew Cashner. Ticketed for a return to Tennessee, McNutt could finish 2012 in the majors.


Hunter Morris had the only multi-hit game and Tommy Manzella had the only XBH, a double. Kentrail Davis collected his 5th stolen base and an OF assist at 3rd. Burgos did pickoff a runner at 1B. The Stars did have runners in the 7th, 8th, and 9th but could not come up with the tying run.

Huntsville Play By Play
Burgos loaded them in 2nd but got out of it.
Tennessee Bottom of the 2nd
    Rebel Ridling strikes out swinging.
    Justin Bour doubles (11) on a fly ball to center fielder Josh Prince.
    Matthew Cerda grounds out, third baseman Juan Sanchez to first baseman Hunter Morris.
    Michael Burgess singles on a ground ball to second baseman Scooter Gennett. Justin Bour to 3rd.
    Michael Brenly walks. Michael Burgess to 2nd.
    Trey McNutt called out on strikes.

A very busy 3rd.
Tennessee Bottom of the 3rd
    Junior Lake singles on a line drive to left fielder Lee Haydel.
    With Logan Watkins batting, Junior Lake caught stealing 2nd base, catcher Anderson De La Rosa to shortstop Tommy Manzella.
    Logan Watkins walks.
    With James Adduci batting, Hiram Burgos picks off Logan Watkins at 1st on throw to Hunter Morris.
    James Adduci singles on a line drive to right fielder Kentrail Davis.
    Rebel Ridling strikes out swinging, catcher Anderson De La Rosa to first baseman Hunter Morris.

So close to scoring another run in the 6th.
Huntsville Top of the 6th
    Offensive Substitution: Pinch hitter Michael Reed replaces Hiram Burgos.
    Michael Reed strikes out swinging.
    Josh Prince singles on a ground ball to center fielder James Adduci.
    Tommy Manzella doubles (2) on a fly ball to center fielder James Adduci. Josh Prince scores.
    Scooter Gennett pops out to third baseman Matthew Cerda in foul territory.
    Hunter Morris singles on a ground ball to shortstop Junior Lake. Tommy Manzella to 3rd.
    Anderson De La Rosa flies out to center fielder James Adduci.

Santo's half of the 6th.
Tennessee Bottom of the 6th
    Pitcher Change: Santo Manzanillo replaces Hiram Burgos, batting 9th.
    James Adduci singles on a ground ball to third baseman Juan Sanchez.
    Rebel Ridling singles on a fly ball to center fielder Josh Prince. James Adduci to 2nd.
    Justin Bour grounds into double play, second baseman Scooter Gennett to shortstop Tommy Manzella to first baseman Hunter Morris. James Adduci to 3rd. Rebel Ridling out at 2nd.
    With Matthew Cerda batting, wild pitch by Santo Manzanillo, James Adduci scores.
    Matthew Cerda singles on a pop up to shortstop Tommy Manzella.
    With Michael Burgess batting, Matthew Cerda steals (2) 2nd base.
    Michael Burgess doubles (8) on a line drive to right fielder Kentrail Davis. Matthew Cerda scores. Michael Burgess out at 3rd, right fielder Kentrail Davis to second baseman Scooter Gennett to third baseman Juan Sanchez.

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Peralta's command seems to have evaporated. It's crazy that he developed this delivery flaw over the winter, Tunnell thought he was making strides to correct it but apparently not.

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Burgos did pickoff a runner at 1B.


He has to have 4-5 PO's on the year now.


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Final: Cedar Rapids 14, Wisconsin 9

Cedar Rapids outlasts Rattlers
Wisconsin's division lead over Beloit falls to one game after 14-9 loss to Kernels
By Chris Mehring / Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA - The Cedar Rapids Kernels scored seven runs in the second inning to build a seven-run lead over the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers on Friday night at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium. The Rattlers staged comebacks throughout the game, but every time they got close, the Kernels had an answer. The Kernels defeated Wisconsin 14-9.

Cedar Rapids (25-30) took the lead with two runs in the bottom of the first inning. Trevor Hairgrove walked with one out. Kaleb Cowart tripled in Hairgrove and would score on a sacrifice fly to left by Frazier Hall.

Wisconsin (34-21) responded in the top of the second as Kernels starter Dan Reynolds walked three in the inning. Brandon Macias doubled in a pair of runs to tie the game.

Then, the Kernels scored a bushel of runs in the bottom of the second. The first seven batters of the inning reached and all seven would score. Two singles and a walk loaded the bases against Wisconsin starting pitcher Will West. A walk to Wendell Soto, the number nine batter in the order, forced in the first run of the inning.

Consecutive singles by Kevin Moesquit and Hairgrove would score a run to make the score 5-2 and keep the bases loaded. Cowart knocked West out of the game with a two run single to center for a 7-2 advantage.

Reliever Kevin Shackelford did not fare much better. Hall made the score 8-2 with his second sacrifice fly of the game. Matt Scioscia followed with an RBI single to cap the scoring in the inning.

Hairgrove made it 10-2 with a run on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the third.

Wisconsin rallied for three runs in the top of the fifth inning. The bases were loaded and Greg Hopkins scored from third on a passed ball. Yadiel Rivera knocked in the other two runners with a double.

The Rattlers loaded the bases with no outs in the seventh inning and got a run on a sacrifice fly Rivera to make the score 10-6. But, that was it.

Cedar Rapids loaded the bases with no outs against Jacob Barnes in the bottom of the seventh inning. Barnes got the first out on a line drive to second. Cowart was next and sent a deep fly ball to centerfield. Chadwin Stang made a fine running catch as the runner from third tagged and scored. But, Stang appeared to have lost track of the outs and kept running with the ball. That allowed the runner at second, who was tagging to go to third, to just keep running and score the second run on the sacrifice fly.

Wisconsin would rally for three runs in the top of the eighth. Hopkins knocked in the first run with a sacrifice fly. Then, Nick Ramirez and Cameron Garfield had consecutive run scoring doubles and the Kernels lead was down to three runs.

But, the Kernels would come back with two more runs in the bottom of the eighth inning on an RBI single by Gary Mitchell and a run scoring error.

Wisconsin had no comebacks left in the ninth and went down in order.

The Timber Rattlers begin the final leg of their 13-day road trip on Saturday night when they face the Beloit Snappers at Pohlman Field. Matt Miller (3-4, 3.79) is the scheduled starting pitcher for Wisconsin. Beloit will put Matt Summers (4-3, 3.99) on the mound. Start time for game one of this key series is 7:00pm.

The three game series at Pohlman Field is key because Beloit trails the Timber Rattlers by one game in the Midwest Leagues Western Division. The Snappers won the final two games of their series at Quad Cities before heading home to face Wisconsin. The Rattlers dropped the final two games of their series at Cedar Rapids.

Tune in for the broadcast of game one on AM1280, WNAM or timberrattlers.com starting with the Miller Lite Pregame Show at 6:40pm.

WP: Michael Johnson (3-3)
LP: Will West (1-1)
SAVE: Ty Kelley (8)

TIME: 3:37
ATTN: 4,044

Wisconsin Box Score
Chris said on the air that if anyone made any football jokes about the score he'd punch 'em in the face, so there goes my bit of cleverness for today. Every Rattler pitcher who appeared in this game gave up runs... Will West was charged with 9 runs and didn't record an out in the 2nd. Kevin Schackleford was charged with 1 of his own and allowed all 3 of West's inherited runners to score. Jacob Barnes gave up 2 runs in his 4 innings and Tyler Cravy gave up 2 runs, 1 earned, in his inning.

The Rattlers made mental mistakes all over the place including an out on the bases but somehow only managed to be charged with 1 fielding error, Yadiel Rivera's 7th. Cameron Garfield dropped another ball at home plate and air mailed another throw into CF on a stolen base attempt, which is the second occurrence of each play since he's been back, thankfully the overthrows at 2B have been backed up so the runner wasn't allowed to advance.

Brandon Macias went 3-4 with a 2B, Nick Ramirez went 3-4 with a 2B and a walk, Gregory Hopkins extended his hit streak with a 2-3 effort, Garfield went 2-3 with a 2B and 2BB, and finally Rivera added the 2 run double mentioned above.

Wisconsin Play By Play
I wouldn't even know where to start... 23 runs, mental mistakes, and errors... enjoy I guess?

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Sounds Lose 5-3, Swept By Oklahoma City
06/01/2012 10:29 PM ET
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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - The Oklahoma City RedHawks completed a four-game series sweep of the Nashville Sounds with a 5-3 victory on Friday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

Nashville (20-34) has lost 11 of its 12 games against the RedHawks this season, including each of the last nine meetings between the teams. Nine of the 12 contests in the series were decided by two runs or less.

The sweep was Nashville's third of the season and second by the hands by the RedHawks. The Sounds dropped four straight to the RedHawks from April 18-20 at Greer Stadium.

Going 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position on the night, Nashville led off with an extra-base hit in each of the first four innings, but managed to only score once during that time on Andy Gonzalez's first homer of the season (Audio).

Oklahoma City starter Paul Clemens (6- 4) gave up one run on five hits (all against the leadoff hitter) while striking out five in seven innings for the win.

Starting pitcher Wily Peralta saw eight Oklahoma City batters and was touched for three runs in the bottom of the first as the RedHawks quickly took a 3-0 advantage. After a walk to Scott Moore, Brett Wallace hit a two-out single for the first run before Angel Sanchez later brought home two more with another two-out single.

The two teams traded runs in the second inning thanks to solo homers by Gonzalez and Brian Bixler.

Oklahoma City tacked on their final run in the third for a 5-1 lead. With the bases loaded thanks to a hit-by-pitch, walk, and single, Landon Powell hit an RBI infield groundout to third base.

Nashville scored two late runs in the top of the ninth, but came up short with the tying run at the plate. With runners on first and second and one out, outfielder Jay Gibbons hit an opposite-field, RBI double to left field (Audio) against the shift to score Jordan Brown and move Gonzalez to third. Second baseman Eric Farris then grounded out to shortstop to allow Gonzalez to score.

Catcher Jason Jaramillo ended the ninth-inning rally by grounding out to first.

In his fifth consecutive loss, Peralta (1-7) yielded five runs on six hits and a season-high six walks in 4 1/3 innings. The 23-year-old also fanned two with 93 pitches, 49 for strikes.

Reliever Robert Wooten tossed 2 2/3 of scoreless innings while stranding all three of his inherited runners. Jim Henderson also threw a scoreless frame.

The Sounds return to Music City tomorrow to open a brief four-game homestand against New Orleans. It will be the teams' third series of the year; the Zephyrs have won five of the eight contests against Nashville in 2012. Sounds right-hander Claudio Vargas (0-0, 6.52) will take the mound against New Orleans Alex Sanabia (3-3, 2.79).

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Wily Peralta's 2012 is reminiscent of Mark Rogers' 2011. Both were coming off of very impressive minor league campaigns and both even had successful big league stints. Then, the next year, everything goes to heck. Rogers was dealing with an injury. What is Peralta's deal? I hope it is mechanical. As far as we know, his stuff has been as good as ever, just not the command and control. There are still three months for Peralta to work his numbers back to respectability.

Robert Wooten and Jim Henderson held them over the final 3.2 frames.

Caleb Gindl was moved into the 3-hole, but he did not get a hit. He did strike out 4 times.

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Surprisingly, K's have not really been Gindl's problem before tonight. Keep your chin up, Caleb! Logan Schafer hit a 3B and Wily Pertalta hit a 2B.

Game Log

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Nashville Top of the 1st

Logan Schafer triples (2) on a fly ball to right fielder Fernando Martinez.
Jeff Bianchi strikes out swinging.
Caleb Gindl strikes out swinging.
Jordan Brown pops out to shortstop Brian Bixler.

Nashville Top of the 3rd

Wily Peralta doubles (1) on a line drive to right fielder Fernando Martinez.
Logan Schafer pops out to shortstop Brian Bixler.
Jeff Bianchi grounds out, shortstop Brian Bixler to first baseman Brett Wallace.
Caleb Gindl called out on strikes.

Nashville Top of the 4th

Jordan Brown doubles (6) on a fly ball to center fielder Brandon Barnes.
Andy Gonzalez flies out to left fielder Brad Snyder.
Jay Gibbons flies out to left fielder Brad Snyder.
Eric Farris pops out to first baseman Brett Wallace in foul territory.

Nashville Top of the 5th

Jason Jaramillo singles on a ground ball to center fielder Brandon Barnes, deflected by shortstop Brian Bixler.
Wily Peralta ground bunts into double play, pitcher Paul Clemens to shortstop Brian Bixler to first baseman Brett Wallace. Jason Jaramillo out at 2nd.
Logan Schafer flies out to center fielder Brandon Barnes.

The 6th and 7th were pretty dumb too, but not quite as egregious as the aforementioned.

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Stars Bats Silenced in Rubber Match With Smokies, 2-1

KODAK, Tenn. - A night after only being able to manage one run on two hits, the Huntsville Stars were once again limited to one run on six hits, losing the rubber match of a five-game series by a score of 2-1 on Friday Night at Smokies Park.

Just like Thursday night, the game began as a pitchers duel, this time between Stars RHP Hiram Burgos and Smokies RHP Trey McNutt. Both teams were unable to manage a run in the first five innings in the ballgame.

In the sixth inning, it was the Stars that broke out to the initial lead. After center fielder Josh Prince singled, shortstop Tommy Manzella continued his hot hitting with an RBI double that scored Prince from first to make the score 1-0. For Manzella, the RBI was his 6th of the series.

Burgos was chased from the game with a high pitch count after five innings of six-hit scoreless baseball. The Smokies were able to get to Huntsville RHP Santo Manzanillo.

Tennessee led off the inning with back-to-back singles from outfielders Jim Adduci and Rebel Ridling. Then, after advancing to third on a single by Matt Cerda, Adduci scored on a wild pitch from Manzanillo to tie the game up at one apiece. The same at-bat, Mike Burgess doubled home Cerda to give the Smokies the lead for good.

Through the rest of the game, the Stars offense was shut down by reliever Alberto Cabrera for two innings, and then RHP Marcus Hatley in the ninth to notch his second save of the season.

The Stars will return home on Saturday to open up a six-game series against the Mississippi Braves at Joe Davis Stadium. First pitch is at 6:43 CT.


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Posted: June 02, 2012, 5:16 AM Post
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Stars now 3.5 games back, three in the loss column, with 15 games remaining in the first half. They do not play first-place Jackson (Mariners) in that span.


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Video from Huntsville's Wednesday game:

Josh Prince steals his third base of the game in the Stars' 4-1 loss to the Tennessee Smokies


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