Across the Affiliates 08/24/07

Minor League News & Notes: The Washington Times profiles RHP Adrian Alaniz … (Please note, I will be out of town so the Across the Affiliates will not be updated over the weekend. Look for updates and catch up on Monday morning).

Jason Bergmann’s latest rehab start was his best as yet. Bergmann pitched seven shutout innings allowing only six hits while striking out nine as Columbus blanked Louisville 6-0 (box). Jon Albaladejo and Dan Foli pitched the final two innings allowing only two hits and striking out four. 2B Bernie Castro was 0/2 with a pair of walks, two runs scored and four stolen bases (30 on the season). RF Abraham Nunez was 1/3 with a two-run home run and two runs scored. 1B Larry Broadway was 1/4 with a triple and two RBI.

Tonight: RHP Collin Balester (2-2, 4.54) takes the mound in Louisville against Bats RHP Richie Gardner (4-4, 4.97) at 7:05PM

Harrisburg opened their series in Altoona with a 2-1 loss (box/gamer). Beltran Perez took the loss allowing only two runs on eight hits over six innings of work, striking out two. Brett Campbell finished off the game with two shutout innings of one-hit ball with two strikeouts. LF Dee Brown (2/3) accounted for the Senators only run with a seventh inning solo home run. CF Roger Bernadina was 1/4 with his 37th stolen base of the season.

Tonight: RHP Jim Magrane (5-8, 3.97) versus Altoona RHP Yoslan Herrera (6-7, 4.32) at 7:05PM

Potomac did not play on Thursday.

Tonight: Potomac opens their final homestand of the season as RHP Marco Estrada (3-3, 5.83) takes on Myrtle Beach RHP Jairo Cuevas (6-11, 3.53) at 7:35PM

Hagerstown managed to salvage one game in Delmarva, winning 8-6 on Thursday evening (box). SS Michael Martinez was 3/5 with three runs scored. DH Francisco Guzman was 2/5 with one run and one RBI. 3B Trevor Lawhorn was 3/5 with a three-run home run. 1B John Poppert was 2/4 with a pair of doubles. Erik Arnesen started, going four innings allowing six runs on eight hits. Coby Mavroulis picked up the victory with 1 1/3 innings of shutout relief striking out three and Josh Wilkie got his ninth save of the season pitching the final 1 2/3 innings.

Tonight: Hagerstown opens a series in Lakewood with RHP Jeff Mandel (3-6, 6.29) taking on Blue Claws RHP Carlos Monasterios (10-10, 4.62) at 7:05PM

Vermont once again allowed nine runs in an inning and thirteen overall runs to Staten Island as the Yankees dumped the Monsters 13-9 (box). Cole Kimball and Edulin Abreu were torched for nine runs (six earned) on seven hits and five walks over 4 1/3 innings. Monsters pitching combined to walk twelve Yankees hitters. LF Boomer Whiting was 3/4 with a double, RBI, and run scored. SS Dan Lyons was 2/4 with one RBI and one run scored. 1B Bill Rhinehart had a solo home run. DH Aaron Seuss was 2/4 with a home run and three RBI. Of the three new guys, RF Michael Burgess was 1/4 with a run scored; 2B Stephen King was 1/5 getting a hit in his sixth straight game; and, CF Stephen Englund was 1/5 with a double and two runs scored.

Tonight: Vermont looks to salvage one game from Staten Island as RHP Jordan Zimmermann (3-1, 2.09) takes on RHP Zachary McAllister (3-3, 3.05) at 7:05PM

The GCL Nationals were doubled up by the GCL Dodgers, losing 10-5 on Thursday afternoon (box). Wuillys Bravo allowed five runs on eight hits in his four innings of work. Justin Phillabaum struck out five hitters over two innings of one-hit shutout relief. 3B Steven Souza was 2/4 with a double, run scored and RBI. CA Derek Norris was 1/4 with a solo home run.

Today: The GCL Nationals host the GCL Cardinals at 12:00PM

It appears that the game between the DSL Nationals1 and Nationals2 was postponed by rain (no box score or confirmation as of 7:30AM).

The DSL Nationals1 season is over. The DSL Nationals2 visit the DSL Padres at 11:00AM

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