The Future of A's Baseball

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

TNIP 8/31/05

Sacramento, win 7-3

Mike Rouse - 1 for 4, run, rbi, walk, k, double


Midland, win 10-0

Kevin Melillo - 2 for 4, 2 runs, 5 rbi, k, double, hr
Andre Ethier - 3 for 4, run
Daric Barton - 2 for 5, 2 runs, 2 rbi, k, 2 doubles
Jason Perry - 0 for 3, 2 runs, k

Notes: Shane Komine threw 7 shutout innings.


Stockton, win 6-5

Kurt Suzuki - 1 for 4, rbi
Richie Robnett - 0 for 4, 3 k's
Danny Putnam - 3 for 5, 2 runs, 3 rbi, hr
Dustin Majewski - 1 for 4, rbi, walk, k, double


Kane County, win 7-2

Cliff Pennington - 1 for 4, run, 2 walks
Travis Buck - 2 for 4, 2 runs, walk
Javier Herrera - 2 for 4, rbi, walk, k


Vancouver, win 5-1

Jason Ray - 1 inning, 0 runs, 0 hits, 2 walks, 3 k's

Notes: Justin Sellers was 3 for 5 and is hitting In 7 innings Mike Madsen allowed 1 hit and walked 1 while striking out 10.


Arizona Rookie League

Jared Lansford - 4 innings, 0 earned, 2 hits, 1 walk, 3 k's

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

TNIP 8/30/05

Sacramento, loss 7-1


Midland, loss 4-0

Kevin Melillo - 0 for 4, 3 k's
Andre Ethier - 1 for 4, 2 k's
Daric Barton - 0 for 4, k
Jason Perry - 1 for 3


Stockton, win 7-6

Kurt Suzuki - 2 for 4, 2 runs, 3 rbi, double, hr
Richie Robnett - 0 for 3, walk, 2 k's
Danny Putnam - 1 for 4, 2 rbi, k
Dustin Majewski - 1 for 4, run, k, double


Kane County, win 8-1

Cliff Pennington - 1 for 1, 3 runs, 4 walks
Travis Buck - 3 for 5, run, rbi, double


Vancouver, win 4-3

The Initiation

Hi A's Future readers, in accordance with Bobby's wishes, I will start off my first post by introducing myself. My name is Genaro here and I like talking long walks on the beach.(You happy Bobby?)

While this was posted on A's Legacy, I will post the follow-up regarding Freddie Bynum here. I welcome all feedback as this is a tester as to whether me joining the blog would be detrimental or beneficial to your viewing pleasure.

Keith Ginter was called up when Chavez had complaints of shoulder pain. He had been demoted about two weeks earlier when it seemed as if he could use the time in the minors to get his swing back.

But what other information is there to explain the decision? Well last year, Scutaro played 3rd along with Mark McLemore when Chavez was on the DL with his broken wrist. Therefore, it's reasonable to assume that Ginter's experience at third was the deciding factor. However, let's compare their performance this year...

Ginter played how many games at third before being demoted? Just 1:
May 15th New York @ Oakland
  • A-Rod grounded out to third

  • Giambi popped out to third

  • Sheffield grounded out to third

  • T Martinez fouled out to third


Scutaro played how many games at third before Ginter was demoted? Just 1:
May 5th Texas @ Oakland
  • No Chances in 1 inning


Since Ginter was recalled Ginter has had 3 errors in 20 chances since being recalled. Scutaro had no errors at third while playing in 5 games with 21 chances. With the limited amount of time for each, the A's based their decision on Ginter playing a great deal of third base in 2004 with the Brewers. But what about other options in the minor leagues?

On May 21st, the A's recalled Jermaine Clark for the second time. On the 28th, they designated him for assignment, for the second time, to make room for Britt Reames. On May 30th, they optioned Ginter to Sacramento. So when he was recalled on the 15th of June, only Ginter, Rouse, and Bynum were on 40 man roster. The decision was based on calling up a guy someone on the 40 man roster as opposed to dfa'ing another guy to get someone who wasn't on the 40 man like Clark or Bobby Smith or Andrew Beattie.

But we cannot rush to judgement as Clark was on the DL with a broken wrist; said as much on the Rivercats telelcast that weekend. But what about Smith or Beattie?

What happened here was that the A's did not have the foresight to let Clark stay on the roster; from the time they demoted Clark to when they demoted Ginter, Ginter had played in 1 out of 5 games. Why would it have been so hard to keep Clark and designated Harikkala for Reames? Harikkala was designated for assignment 4 days AFTER Ginter was called up; he made room for Ron Flores on the 40 man roster. But the decision to DFA Clark and not Harikkala was baseless as Macha was not going to use him as a righty specialist which was his strength. And from the point of the Reames decision to Harikkala's demotion, Harikkala pitched 5.2 innings consisting of 3, 1 inning appearances, so dependancy is not an issue here.

When the A's called up Reames, they must have wanted him as a long man because it just so happened that on his callup, he was needed to pitch in relief for Blanton who went 1/3rd of an inning against the Devil Rays. That can be the only reason why Harikkala and Reames did not switch places; the A's were going to need another arm in the pen. Ok, fine, you need a mediocre arm in the pen.

However, as Clark was dfa'd for the second time, they had to have realized that Bynum or Rouse were the next options to be called up in case there was a need with the big club. Why those two? Because the A's could have allowed Ginter to stay in triple A to get more swings then two weeks worth. The A's blew the chance to let Ginter build up value; But they are letting Cruz and Thomas build up value. Which says alot because Cruz and Thomas were recieved for Tim Hudson. In order for them to save face with the press over trading one of the Big Three, they need to make sure their trade investments improve, hence the reason why Kennedy was choosen over Cruz on last Saturday's start.

So let's look at a 13 minor league game stretch for Ginter and Thomas:

    GinterABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOAVG
    5/31/20054010001120.250
    6/1/20054011000000.250
    6/2/20055010000000.231
    6/3/20054022003000.294
    6/4/20054100000110.238
    6/5/20055000000010.192
    6/7/20053120000110.241
    6/7/20052000000010.219
    6/9/20055131000000.278
    6/10/20053111000120.282
    6/11/20056120013020.289
    6/12/20054243002000.347
    6/13/20054220023000.358




    ThomasABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOAVG
    6/11/20056000000010.000
    6/12/20054221000010.200
    6/13/20054120100010.286
    6/14/20055231002000.368
    6/15/20054010001010.348
    6/16/20053131012100.423
    6/17/20054010001000.400
    6/18/20055231000010.429
    6/19/20052100000210.405
    6/20/20054010000030.390
    6/21/20053100000100.364
    6/22/20052220001300.391
    6/23/20055020001010.392



    Thomas did not deserve a promotion just like Ginter didn't either. They both just started to heat up, but eventually Thomas regressed.

    They A's messed up big time and are very likely to have a negative net value when they trade Ginter in the offseason. If Clark or Smith have no future with the team, why not let them rot on the bench? And Clark would have been abled to play all three middle infield and all 3 outfield positions, unlike Ginter. Instead, they lost trade value by forcing Ginter to stay on the bench, all the while rotting away.

    Monday, August 29, 2005

    TNIP 8/29/05

    Sacramento, win 8-6

    Mike Rouse - 0 for 2, walk, k
    Jairo Garcia - 1 inning, 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 walks, 2 k's


    Midland, win 6-5

    Kevin Melillo - 1 for 4, run
    Andre Ethier - 0 for 3, walk, k
    Daric Barton - 0 for 2, run, 2 walks, k
    Jason Perry - 1 for 4, 2 rbi, k


    Stockton, win 7-6

    Kurt Suzuki - 2 for 4, 2 runs, 3 rbi, hr
    Richie Robnett - 0 for 3, walk, k
    Danny Putnam - 3 for 4, 2 rbi
    Dustin Majewski - 0 for 2, 2 runs, 2 walks


    Kane County, loss 10-5

    Cliff Pennington - 1 for 5, run, rbi, 2 k's
    Travis Buck - 1 for 5, rbi, k, double


    Vancouver, loss 3-2

    Sunday, August 28, 2005

    TNIP 8/28/05

    Sacramento, win 5-0

    Mike Rouse - 2 for 5, k

    Notes: Juan Cruz went 7 scoreless innings. Charles Thomas went 0 for 3 and is hitting .237.


    Midland, loss 4-1

    Kevin Melillo - 0 for 3, run, walk, k
    Andre Ethier - 0 for 4, k
    Daric Barton - 2 for 4, walk
    Jason Perry - 0 for 1, k


    Stockton, win 14-12

    Kurt Suzuki - 3 for 5, 2 runs, rbi, double, hr
    Richie Robnett - 1 for 4, 2 runs, walk, k
    Danny Putnam - 3 for 4, run, 2 rbi, walk, k, double, hr
    Dustin Majewski -
    Brad Knox - 6 and 2/3 innings, 1 earned, 6 hits, 1 walk, 4 k's
    Brad Sullivan - 1 and 1/3 innings, 6 earned (7 total), 6 hits, 2 walks, 2 k's

    Notes: The Ports almost blew the game by allowing 10 runs in the 9th.


    Kane County, win 9-3

    Cliff Pennington - 1 for 3, rbi, 2 walks
    Travis Buck - 2 for 5, double


    Vancouver, win 5-3

    TNIP 8/27/05

    Sacramento, win 3-2

    Mike Rouse - 0 for 3, k
    Jairo Garcia - 1 inning, 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 walks, 0 k's


    Midland, loss 11-4

    Kevin Melillo - 0 for 4, k
    Andre Ethier - 2 for 5, run, rbi
    Daric Barton - 1 for 4, run, walk, k
    Jason Perry - 1 for 4, 2 k's

    Notes: Jeremy Brown hit his 19th home run


    Stockton, loss 6-5

    Kurt Suzuki - 1 for 5, run
    Richie Robnett - 2 for 4, run, rbi, walk, double
    Danny Putnam - 1 for 5, k
    Dustin Majewski - 3 for 5, run, k, double


    Kane County, loss 4-3, win 8-5

    Cliff Pennington - 2 for 7, run, 2 rbi, walk, k
    Travis Buck - 3 for 5, run, 2 rbi, walk, k, double
    Ryan Webb - 4 and 1/3 innings, 4 earned, 7 hits, 2 walks, 2 k's

    Notes: Myron Leslie hit 2 hr's in game one, Luis Perez hit 2 hr's in game two.


    Vancouver, loss 3-2

    Notes: The game was 0-0 until both teams scored 2 runs in the 11th. The game ended after 14.


    Arizona Rookie League

    Craig Italiano - 3 innings, 2 earned (3 total), 5 hits, 1 walk, 6 k's

    Notes: Italiano has a 6.75 ERA in 18 and 2/3 innings but also has 27 k's.

    Friday, August 26, 2005

    TNIP Below

    So I had planned on making an announcement for the site but had been questioned. The plan was for Genaro from A's Legacy to join as a co-writer if you will. The point would be for me to keep doing everything prospect related while he wrote in depth insight on situations having to do with the A's. This was all set but he's become hesitant because he doesn't want people who are here only for prospect stuff to be turned off by something he may write. My goal though would be to make A's Future the main place you go for all information regarding the A's. If anyone has any comments on whether or not Genaro's writing would influence your coming to A's Future they would be appreciated.

    TNIP 8/26/05

    Sacramento, loss 10-0

    Notes: Alberto Castillo debuted with Sacramento as did Alex Santos.


    Midland, loss 5-0

    Kevin Melillo - 1 for 3
    Andre Ethier - 1 for 4
    Daric Barton - 1 for 4, k
    Jason Perry - 0 for 3, k

    Notes: Shane Komine allowed 4 runs in 6 and 2/3 innings but he struck out 10.


    Stockton, loss 7-5

    Kurt Suzuki - 1 for 4, run, walk, k
    Richie Robnett - 0 for 4, 2 k's
    Danny Putnam - 1 for 5, 2 runs, rbi, double
    Dustin Majewski - 1 for 4, 2 rbi, double

    Notes: Vasili Spanos is back with Stockton after struggling in Midland.


    Kane County, loss 4-3

    Cliff Pennington - 0 for 4, walk
    Travis Buck - 2 for 3, walk, double

    Notes: Gregorio Petit was 4 for 4 with 2 home runs and a double.


    Vancouver, win 5-4


    Arizona Rookie League

    Jared Lansford - 4 and 1/3 innings, 1 earned (2 total), 5 hits, 1 walk, 3 k's

    Thursday, August 25, 2005

    TNIP 8/25/05

    Big announcement and changes coming tomorrow afternoon. Keep checking back and supporting the site any way you can.

    I'm not going to include John Baker any longer (though he didn't play tonight anyways) since his OPS is in the very low .600's. I will include Jason Ray though and you'll notice I jinxed his control a little bit.

    Sacramento, win 4-1

    Mike Rouse - 0 for 4, run, walk, k
    Jauro Garcia 0 1 and 1/3 innings, 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 walk, 2 k's


    Midland, loss 6-5

    Kevin Melillo - 0 for 5
    Andre Ethier - 1 for 3, run, 2 walks
    Daric Barton - 1 for 5
    Jason Perry - 1 for 5, 2 k's


    Vancouver, loss 6-5

    Jason Ray - 1 and 2/3 innings, 1 earned, 1 hit, 3 walks, 3 k's

    Wednesday, August 24, 2005

    TNIP 8/24/05

    Sam, I was wondering if you had a picture of Daric Barton I could use here.

    Sacramento, loss 5-0


    Mike Rouse - 2 for 3, walk, k
    John Baker - 1 for 3, k, double

    Notes: Dan Meyer is again out with shoulder trouble and may jsut be shut down for the year.


    Midland, win 3-1

    Kevin Melillo - 2 for 3, run, 2 rbi, 2 doubles
    Daric Barton - 1 for 4
    Jason Perry - 1 for 3


    Stockton, win 7-1

    Kurt Suzuki - 0 for 4, k
    Richie Robnett - 0 for 4, 4 k's
    Danny Putnam - 1 for 5, 2 rbi, 2 k's
    Dustin Majewski - 0 for 4, k
    Brad Sullivan - 1 and 2/3 innings, 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 walks, 1 k

    Notes: Robnett's BA is down to .249. Luke Appert was 3 for 3 with 4 runs.


    Vancouver, loss 3-2

    Tuesday, August 23, 2005

    TNIP 8/23/05

    Sacramento, win 7-2

    Mike Rouse - 2 for 5, run, k, triple
    John Baker - 1 for 5, rbi, 2 k's

    Notes: Juan Cruz left the game after 4 hitless innings.


    Midland, win 9-6

    Kevin Melillo - 1 for 1, run, walk
    Andre Ethier - 0 for 4, run, walk, k
    Jason Perry - 0 for 4, 2 k's


    Stockton, loss 6-3

    Kurt Suzuki - 0 for 4, k
    Richie Robnett - 0 for 3, walk
    Danny Putnam - 2 for 4, 2 runs, double


    Vancouver, loss 4-2

    Monday, August 22, 2005

    TNIP 8/22/05

    Sacramento, win 10-9

    Mike Rouse - 0 for 3, run, walk, k
    Jairo Garcia - 1 inning, 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 walks, 1 k


    Stockton, win 1-0

    Kurt Suzuki - 1 for 4
    Richie Robnett - 1 for 4, 3 k's
    Danny Putnam - 0 for 4, k
    Dustin Majewski - 0 for 3, k


    Kane County, win 8-0

    Cliff Pennington - 2 for 4, run, double
    Travis Buck - 1 for 5, run, rbi

    Notes: Joe Scott had a no-hitter after 7 innings but was removed from the game. Trent Peterson lost the team's not hitter in the 9th.


    Vancouver, win 5-0

    Notes: Jason Ray pitched 1 inning and struck out the side. Since his first 9 innings in which he k'ed 15 and walked 15, Ray has gone 14 and 2/3 innings with 26 k's and just 3 walks.


    Arizona Rookie League -

    Craig Italiano - 2 innings, 3 earned (4 total), 2 hits, 3 walks, 2 k's

    Sunday, August 21, 2005

    TNIP 8/21/05

    Sacramento, loss 3-2

    Mike Rouse - 1 for 4
    Jairo Garcia - 0 innings, 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 walks, 0 k's


    Midland, win 10-6

    Kevin Melillo - 1 for 4, run, rbi
    Andre Ethier - 1 for 4, run, walk, 2 k's, double
    Daric Barton - 1 for 4, 2 runs, rbi, walk, k
    Jason Perry - 3 for 5, run, rbi, k, 2 doubles, triple


    Stockton, win 6-2

    Kurt Suzuki - 1 for 5, run, k
    Richie Robnett - 1 for 4, run, 3 rbi, walk, 2 k's, hr
    Danny Putnam - 1 for 5, run, k
    Dustin Majewski - 0 for 4, k
    Brad Knox - 6 innings, 2 earned, 4 hits, 2 walks, 6 k's


    Kane County, loss 9-7

    Cliff Pennington - 2 for 6, run, double
    Travis Buck - 2 for 5, run


    Vancouver, loss 3-1

    Notes: 8th round favorite of mine Jason Ray has 38 k's in 22 and 2/3 innings.


    Arizona Rookie League

    Jared Lansford - 4 innings, 1 earned, 4 hits, 0 walks, 4 k's

    Saturday, August 20, 2005

    TNIP 8/20/05

    Sacramento, loss 9-6

    Mike Rouse - 1 for 4, k
    John Baker - 0 for 3, walk
    Dan Meyer - 5 innings, 3 earned (8 total), 10 hits, 3 walks, 3 k's


    Midland, win 15-5

    Kevin Melillo - 1 for 5, run, 3 rbi, k
    Andre Ethier - 2 for 3, 3 runs, rbi, walk
    Daric Barton - 2 for 4, 2 runs, walk, k, double
    Jason Perry - 1 for 3, 2 runs, 2 walks, k


    Stockton, win 16-11

    Kurt Suzuki - 3 for 5, 4 runs, rbi, walk, double
    Richie Robnett - 2 for 4, 3 runs, 3 rbi, 2 walks, hr
    Danny Putnam - 2 for 5, 3 runs, double
    Dustin Majewski - 2 for 5, 2 runs, 3 rbi, 2 k's, double, hr


    Kane County, win 4-3

    Cliff Pennington - 0 for 4, k
    Travis Buck - 0 for 3, run, 2 walks, k


    Vancouver, win 12-1

    Friday, August 19, 2005

    TNIP 8/19/05

    Sacramento, loss 7-4

    Mike Rouse - 1 for 3, run, rbi, walk, k


    Midland, loss 6-3

    Kevin Melillo - 0 for 4, k
    Andre Ethier - 1 for 4, k, double
    Daric Barton - 1 for 3, 2 runs, rbi, walk, k
    Jason Perry - 0 for 1, k

    Notes: Daric Barton played the whole game in right field.


    Stockton, loss 9-6

    Richie Robnett - 1 for 4, run, rbi, walk, k, double
    Danny Putnam - 2 for 4, rbi
    Dustin Majewski - 1 for 4, k, double


    Kane County, loss 10-5

    Cliff Pennington - 2 for 5, rbi, k, double
    Travis Buck - 2 for 3, rbi, walk, 2 doubles
    Ryan Webb - 4 and 1/3 innings, 6 earned, 5 hits, 1 walk, 3 k's


    Vancouver, loss 7-4

    Notes: Justin Sellers was 3 for 4 to raise his average to .270.

    Thursday, August 18, 2005

    TNIP 8/18/05

    Sacramento, win 7-6

    Mike Rouse - 1 for 4, 2 rbi, double
    Jairo Garcia - 2/3 innings, 1 earned, 2 hits, 1 walk, 1 k

    Notes: Jairo Garcia's ERA is back over 5 at 5.02


    Midland, win 7-2

    Kevin Melillo - 2 for 3, 3 runs, 2 rbi, walk, k, double
    Andre Ethier - 1 for 4, run
    Daric Barton - 2 for 5, run
    Jason Perry - 0 for 3, walk, k

    Notes: Melillo on the season has 21 home runs, 31 doubles, 4 triples and 18 stolen bases.


    Stockton, loss 6-5

    Richie Robnett - 0 for 5, 3 k's
    Danny Putnam - 1 for 5, rbi, k
    Dustin Majewski - 2 for 5, 2 doubles
    Brad Sullivan - 3 and 1/3 innings, 0 runs, 3 hits, 3 walks, 0 k's


    Kane County, loss 8-4

    Cliff Pennington - 1 for 3, 2 walks, k
    Travis Buck - 1 for 4, run, 2 k's

    Notes: Javier Herrera is on the DL with a sprained wrist.

    Wednesday, August 17, 2005

    TNIP 8/17/05

    Sacramento, win 16-9

    Mike Rouse - 3 for 6, run, 5 rbi, 2 k's, double
    Jairo Garcia - 1 inning, 1 earned, 2 hits, 0 walks, 0 k's


    Midland, loss 8-5

    Kevin Melillo - 2 for 4, double
    Andre Ethier - 0 for 5, k
    Daric Barton - 2 for 3, 2 walks, k


    Stockton, loss 8-5

    Kurt Suzuki - 0 for 4
    Richie Robnett - 1 for 4, run, 2 rbi, 2 k's, hr
    Danny Putnam - 1 for 4, run, rbi, k, hr
    Dustin Majewski - 0 for 4, walk

    Notes: Ben Fritz, coming back from Tommy John Surgery, allowed 3 earned in 2 and 2/3 innings in his first start for the Ports.


    Kane County, win 3-2

    Cliff Pennington - 1 for 3, run, rbi, walk
    Travis Buck - 2 for 4, rbi


    Vancouver, loss 5-1


    Arizona Rookie League

    Craig Italiano - 2 and 2/3 innings, 3 earned (4 total), 5 hits, 0 walks, 3 k's

    Tuesday, August 16, 2005

    TNIP 8/16/05

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    Sacramento, loss 6-0

    Mike Rouse - 0 for 3, walk
    John Baker - 0 for 3


    Midland, win 11-6, win 4-3

    Kevin Melillo - 2 for 5, 2 runs, 2 rbi, walk, k, double, hr
    Andre Ethier - 3 for 6, run, rbi, walk, k, double
    Daric Barton - 3 for 7, run, rbi, walk, double, hr
    Jason Perry - 1 for 6, run, walk, 3 k's, double

    Notes: Today was Daric Barton's 20th birthday.


    Stockton, loss 10-3

    Kurt Suzuki - 2 for 5, run, k, double
    Richie Robnett - 3 for 5, run, 2 rbi, double, hr
    Danny Putnam - 1 for 5
    Dustin Majewski - 2 for 3, run, rbi, hr
    Brad Knox - 4 innings, 7 earned, 9 hits, 2 walks, 5 k's
    Brad Sullivan - 1 inning, 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 walks, 0 k's


    Kane County, loss 10-5

    Cliff Pennington - 1 for 4, k
    Javier Herrera - 0 for 3, 2 walks, 3 k's
    Travis Buck - 1 for 4, run, 2 k's


    Vancouver, loss 8-4


    Arizona Rookie League

    Jared Lansford - 4 innings, 1 earned, 2 hits, 0 walks, 6 k's

    Monday, August 15, 2005

    TNIP 8/15/05

    Sacramento, loss 5-3

    Mike Rouse - 2 for 4, double
    John Baker - 0 for 4, k
    Dan Meyer - 7 innings, 5 earned, 9 hits, 2 walks, 3 k's


    Midland, win 10-6

    Kevin Melillo - 2 for 5, run, 2 rbi, walk, 2 k's, double
    Daric Barton - 1 for 6, run, 2 rbi, k
    Jason Perry - 1 for 5, 2 runs


    Kane County, win 12-5

    Cliff Pennington - 1 for 4, 2 runs, walk, k
    Javier Herrera - 2 for 4, 2 runs, k
    Travis Buck - 2 for 5, run, 2 rbi, k, double


    Vancouver, win 13-2

    Sunday, August 14, 2005

    TNIP 8/14/05

    Keep supporting the site any possible or telling friends or frequent visits. I appreciate it.

    Sacramento, loss 3-2

    Mike Rouse - 2 for 4, run, rbi, k, double
    Jairo Garcia - 1 inning, 1 earned, 1 hit, 2 walks, 1 k


    Stockton, win 7-5

    Kurt Suzuki - 2 for 5, 2 runs, rbi, k, double
    Richie Robnett - 0 for 3, rbi
    Danny Putnam - 2 for 4, run, 2 rbi, walk, k, double
    Dustin Majewski - 1 for 4, 2 runs, rbi, walk, hr


    Kane County, loss 6-5

    Cliff Pennington - 1 for 4, run, rbi, 2 walks, double
    Javier Herrera - 0 for 4, run, walk, k
    Travis Buck - 3 for 6, run, 2 rbi, double
    Ryan Webb - 6 innings, 3 earned (4 total), 4 hits, 4 walks, 5 k's


    Vancouver, loss 4-3

    TNIP 8/13/05

    Sacramento, win 7-5

    Mike Rouse - 0 for 6, run, rbi, 2 k's
    John Baker - 3 for 5, run, 2 rbi, k, hr

    Notes: The Rivercats faced Giants top prospect Matt Cain.


    Midland, loss 8-6

    Kevin Melillo - 2 for 4, run, walk
    Andre Ethier - 1 for 4, rbi, walk, k
    Daric Barton - 1 for 4, run, walk
    Jason Perry - 1 for 5, k


    Stockton, loss 7-4, loss 4-1

    Kurt Suzuki - 2 for 4, run, 2 walks, double
    Richie Robnett - 0 for 6, 3 k's
    Danny Putnam - 1 for 6, rbi, 3 k's
    Dustin Majewski - 1 for 5, rbi, double
    Brad Sullivan - 3 innings, 0 earned, 1 hit, 0 walks, 2 k's


    Kane County, win 5-2

    Cliff Pennington - 2 for 3, run, 2 walks
    Javier Herrera - 1 for 3, rbi, walk, k
    Travis Buck - 1 for 4


    Vancouver, win 7-5

    Friday, August 12, 2005

    TNIP 8/12/05

    Sacramento, win 6-5

    John Baker - 0 for 3, 3 k's
    Jairo Garcia - 1 inning, 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 walks, 2 k's


    Midland, win 17-3

    Kevin Melillo - 2 for 6, 2 runs, 3 rbi, 2 k's, double, hr
    Andre Ethier - 1 for 6, run, 4 rbi, k, hr
    Daric Barton - 3 for 4, 2 runs, rbi, 2 walks, k, double
    Jason Perry - 2 for 5, 2 runs, 2 rbi, walk, 2 k's

    Notes: Jeremy Brown had 4 hits including 3 hr's. Daric Barton is hitting .325.


    Stockton, loss 7-2

    Kurt Suzuki - 2 for 4
    Richie Robnett - 1 for 4
    Danny Putnam - 1 for 4, k
    Dustin Majewski - 2 for 4, run


    Kane County, loss 4-3

    Cliff Pennington - 1 for 6, k
    Javier Herrera - 0 for 4, 2 k's
    Travis Buck - 0 for 2, run, 3 walks


    Vancouver, win 7-1


    Arizona Rookie League

    Craig Italiano - 3 innings, 1 earned, 2 hits, 0 walks, 5 k's

    Notes: Ben Fritz has gone 11 innings without allowing an earned run in his rehab from Tommy John Surgery.

    Thursday, August 11, 2005

    TNIP 8/11/05

    Sacramento, loss 6-3

    Mike Rouse - 0 for 4, 3 k's
    John Baker - 1 for 4, 2 k's


    Midland, loss 11-10

    Kevin Melillo - 1 for 3, run, rbi, walk, k, hr
    Andre Ethier - 2 for 6, run, 2 rbi, 2 k's
    Daric Barton - 3 for 5, run, 2 rbi, 3 walks, 2 doubles
    Jason Perry - 1 for 3, k, double

    Notes: The game went 13 innings. Midland took a lead into the bottom of the 9th, then the bottom of the 12th, and again to the bottom of the 13th to lose the game. The game was 5 hours and 27 minutes long.


    Stockton, loss 9-2

    Kurt Suzuki - 2 for 3
    Richie Robnett - 1 for 3, walk, k
    Danny Putnam - 1 for 4, run
    Dustin Majewski - 0 for 3, k
    Brad Sullivan - 1 inning, 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 walks, 0 k's


    Kane County, loss 4-0

    Cliff Pennington - 0 for 4
    Javier Herrera - 0 for 3, 2 k's
    Travis Buck - 0 for 2, walk, k

    Notes: The Cougars were 1 hit.


    Vancouver, win 3-1

    Wednesday, August 10, 2005

    TNIP 8/10/05

    Sacramento, loss 5-3

    Mike Rouse - 0 for 4, k
    John Baker - 0 for 1
    Dan Meyer - 6 innings, 2 earned (3 total), 1 hit, 3 walks, 6 k's


    Midland, win 4-2

    Kevin Melillo - 1 for 4
    Andre Ethier - 2 for 4, run, walk, double
    Daric Barton - 1 for 3, rbi, walk, double
    Jason Perry - 1 for 4, run, rbi, 3 k's, double


    Stockton, win 9-7

    Kurt Suzuki - 0 for 4
    Richie Robnett - 1 for 3, 2 runs, 2 rbi, walk, hr
    Danny Putnam - 2 for 4, run, 2 rbi, k, 2 doubles
    Dustin Majewski - 2 for 4, run, rbi, k, double
    Brad Knox - 7 innings, 1 earned, 4 hits, 1 walk, 9 k's
    Brad Sullivan - 2/3 innings, 3 earned, 3 hits, 2 walks, 0 k's


    Vancouver, win 5-3

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    Sacramento, win 4-2

    Mike Rouse - 1 for 3, walk
    John Baker - 0 for 2, rbi, walk
    Jairo Garcia - 1 inning, 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 walk, 1 k


    Midland, loss 2-1

    Kevin Melillo - 0 for 1
    Andre Ethier - 0 for 3, 2 k's
    Daric Barton - 1 for 4
    Jason Perry - 1 for 4

    Notes: Shane Komine made his first start for Midland since last season and K'ed 9 in 6 and 2/3 innings allowing just 1 run with 0 walks and 8 hits allowed.


    Stockton, win 2-1

    Kurt Suzuki - 0 for 2, walk, k
    Richie Robnett - 1 for 4, 2 k's
    Danny Putnam - 0 for 3, run, walk
    Dustin Majewski - 0 for 2, walk


    Kane County, win 11-10

    Cliff Pennington - 1 for 5, run, k
    Javier Herrera - 1 for 5, 3 k's
    Travis Buck - 3 for 4, 2 runs, 4 rbi, walk, double, hr


    Vancouver, win 6-1

    Monday, August 08, 2005

    TNIP 8/8/05

    Sacramento, win 5-3

    Mike Rouse - 1 for 3, run, walk, k
    Jairo Garcia - 1 and 2/3 innings, 0 earned, 2 hits, 1 walk, 2 k's


    Midland, loss 12-10

    Kevin Melillo - 2 for 5, 2 runs, 3 rbi, hr
    Andre Ethier - 0 for 1, k
    Daric Barton - 1 for 4, rbi, walk
    Jason Perry - 1 for 4, 2 runs, 2 k's

    Notes: Jeremy Brown doubled 3 times.


    Kane County, win 7-6

    Cliff Pennington - 1 for 5, k
    Javier Herrera - 3 for 5, run, rbi, walk, k, hr
    Travis Buck - 2 for 5, rbi, k, double


    Vancouver, loss 5-2

    Sunday, August 07, 2005

    TNIP 8/7/05

    Sacramento, loss 4-1

    Mike Rouse - 0 for 3, walk
    John Baker - 0 for 2, 2 walks, k


    Midland, loss 11-7

    Kevin Melillo - 0 for 4, rbi
    Andre Ethier - 2 for 5, run, 2 k's
    Daric Barton - 4 for 5, run, 3 rbi, hr
    Jason Perry - 0 for 3, 2 walks, k
    Jason Windsor - 3 and 2/3, 8 earned (10 total), 6 hits, 5 walks, k


    Stockton, win 4-2

    Richie Robnett - 0 for 4, 3 k's
    Danny Putnam - 1 for 4, run, 2 rbi, hr
    Dustin Majewski - 2 for 4


    Kane County, win 10-4

    Cliff Pennington - 2 for 5, run, 2 rbi, double
    Javier Herrera - 2 for 4, 2 runs, 2 rbi, walk, k, double, hr
    Travis Buck - 0 for 4, k


    Vancouver, 9-5

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    Oakland, win 16-1

    Dan Johnson - 2 for 3, 4 runs, 3 walks, rbi, hr
    Nick Swisher - 1 for 3, 3 runs, 3 walks, 3 rbi, hr
    Joe Blanton - 6 innings, 0 earned, 3 hits, 0 walks, 5 k's


    Sacramento, loss 5-3

    Mike Rouse - 2 for 3, 2 runs, double
    John Baker - 0 for 0, walk
    Jairo Garcia - 1 inning, 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 walks, 2 k's


    Midland, loss 11-10

    Kevin Melillo - 3 for 5, 3 runs, rbi, walk
    Andre Ethier - 2 for 5, run, 2 rbi, k, double
    Daric Barton - 0 for 4, walk
    Jason Perry - 2 for 3, run, 4 rbi, 2 walks, double, hr


    Stockton, win 8-6

    Kurt Suzuki - 1 for 4, 2 rbi
    Richie Robnett - 0 for 3, 2 walks, k
    Danny Putnam - 3 for 5, run, double
    Dustin Majewski - 3 for 3, 3 runs, walk, 3 doubles


    Kane County, win 15-4

    Cliff Pennington - 1 for 5, 2 runs, walk
    Javier Herrera - 0 for 4, 2 runs, walk, k
    Travis Buck - 2 for 3, run, 2 rbi, 3 walks, k


    Vancouver, win 5-1

    Saturday, August 06, 2005

    TNIP 8/5/05

    Sacramento, loss 8-5

    Mike Rouse - 2 for 5, k, triple
    Dan Meyer - 5 innings, 3 earned, 6 hits, 2 walks, 4 k's


    Midland, loss 6-4

    Kevin Melillo - 0 for 4, walk, k
    Andre Ethier - 1 for 4, walk, k
    Daric Barton - 1 for 4, run, double
    Jason Perry - 2 for 3, 2 runs, rbi, walk


    Stockton, win 8-4

    Kurt Suzuki - 1 for 3, run, 2 walks, k
    Richie Robnett - 2 for 5, 2 k's
    Danny Putnam - 1 for 4, run, rbi, walk
    Dustin Majewski - 3 for 4, run, 3 rbi, hr
    Brad Knox - 6 innings, 4 earned, 7 hits, walk, 7 k's


    Kane County,

    Cliff Pennington - 1 for 5, k
    Javier Herrera - 2 for 4, 2 runs, rbi, hr
    Travis Buck - 1 for 4, rbi, k


    Vancouver, win 2-0

    Notes: Mike Madsen tossed 8 scoreless innings and has a 1.15 ERA in 47 innings.

    Thursday, August 04, 2005

    TNIP 8/4/05

    Sacramento, win 12-8

    Mike Rouse - 1 for 4, run, rbi, k
    John Baker - 0 for 3, run, walk, k
    Jairo Garcia - 1 inning, 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 walks, 0 k's


    Midland, win 9-4

    Kevin Melillo - 2 for 4, run, walk, k
    Andre Ethier - 2 for 3, 2 runs, rbi, 2 walks, k, triple
    Daric Barton - 1 for 4, run, 2 rbi, k, double
    Jason Perry - 1 for 3, run, 2 rbi, hr


    Stockton, win 10-4

    Richie Robnett - 2 for 5, run, rbi, k, double
    Danny Putnam - 2 for 5, 2 runs, rbi, k, 2 doubles
    Dustin Majewski - 3 for 5, rbi, k, double


    Kane County, loss 7-4

    Cliff Pennington - 0 for 3, run, walk
    Travis Buck - 2 for 4, k, double


    Vancouver, loss 2-1

    Wednesday, August 03, 2005

    TNIP 8/3/05

    Midland, win 1-0

    Andre Ethier - 1 for 3, walk, k
    Daric Barton - 0 for 3, k
    Jason Perry - 0 for 3, 2 k's


    Stockton, win 6-5

    Kurt Suzuki - 1 for 4, walk
    Richie Robnett - 2 for 4, 2 runs, rbi, walk, k, hr
    Danny Putnam - 1 for 3, 2 runs, 2 rbi, 2 walks, double
    Dustin Majewski - 0 for 5, 3 k's


    Kane County, win 4-3

    Cliff Pennington - 2 for 5
    Javier Herrera - 1 for 4, run, rbi, k, hr
    Travis Buck - 0 for 3, walk, k
    Ryan Webb - 6 innings, 2 earned (3 total), 2 hits, 2 walks, 6 k's


    Vancouver, win 5-4

    Tuesday, August 02, 2005

    TNIP 8/2/05

    Sacramento, win 5-1


    Stockton, win 8-3

    Kurt Suzuki - 1 for 4, run, 2 walks, k
    Richie Robnett - 0 for 5, run, rbi, walk, 3 k's
    Danny Putnam - 0 for 4, walk, k
    Dustin Majewski - 2 for 5, 2 runs, rbi, hr


    Kane County, win 7-3

    Cliff Pennington - 2 for 4, 2 runs, walk, k
    Javier Herrera - 2 for 3, run, 2 rbi, walk, double
    Travis Buck - 1 for 4, run, rbi, walk, k

    Notes: Pennington stole 3 more bases, Herrera stole 2 and Buck stole 1 in his Kane County debut.


    Vancouver, loss 5-4


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    Craig Italiano - 2 innings, 4 earned, 5 hits, 1 walk, 3 k's

    Notes: Ben Fritz went 2 innings allowing just an unearned run. He allowed 1 hit and walked 2 with 3 k's.

    Monday, August 01, 2005

    TNIP 8/1/05

    Sacramento, win 8-4

    Mike Rouse - 0 for 1, k
    John Baker - 2 for 4, run, rbi, 2 k's, hr
    Jairo Garcia - 1 inning, 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 walks, 2 k's


    Midland, loss 8-4

    Kevin Melillo - 0 for 4, k
    Andre Ethier - 0 for 4, k
    Daric Barton - 3 for 4, run, rbi, double
    Jason Perry - 1 for 4, 3 k's
    Jason Windsor - 4 and 1/3 innings, 5 earned (6 total), 7 hits, 1 walk, 0 k's


    Stockton, loss 10-3

    Kurt Suzuki - 1 for 5, k
    Richie Robnett - 0 for 4, 3 k's
    Danny Putnam - 2 for 4, run
    Dustin Majewski - 0 for 4
    Brad Sullivan - 3 innings, 2 earned, 4 hits, 0 walks, 0 k's


    Kane County, win 8-6

    Cliff Pennington - 4 for 4, 2 runs, 3 rbi, walk, hr
    Javier Herrera - 1 for 1, 2 rbi, double

    Notes: Cliff Pennington stole 3 bases making him 11 for 15 on the year.