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Across the Affiliates 08/22/07

Micah Bowie made another rehab start for the Clippers but left after four innings with a sore groin. Bowie allowed one run on four hits with three strikeouts but the Clippers bullpen faltered in a 4-3 loss to Louisville (box). Hector Carrasco allowed two solo home runs in the seventh and Arnie Munoz allowed a solo homer in the eighth. Winston Abreu pitched a perfect ninth striking out the side. LF Kory Casto was 2/4 with a run scored and CA Brandon Harper was 2/4 with one RBI.

Today: LHP Chris Michalak (5-6, 3.11) & RHP Collin Balester (2-2, 4.54) pair up with Louisville RHP Matt Belisle (0-1, 3.00 ERA) and TBA at 5:35PM (two seven inning games)

The Harrisburg game in Connecticut was potponed by rain. It will be made up as part of a doubleheader this afternoon. Notes: Geoff Morrow of the Patriot News profiles CF Roger Bernadina.

Today: LHP Mike O’Connor (3-5, 6.12) & RHP Beltran Perez (6-5, 4.45) in Connecticut against Defender RHPs Nick Pereira (7-9, 3.75) & Dave McKae (5-3, 4.46)

Justin Jones picked up his seventh win of the season as Potomac won a rain-shortened game in Kinston 6-1 (box). Jones allowed one run on six hits and one walk over five innings while striking out six. LF Chris Marrero was 1/3 with a solo home run. RF Mike Daniel was 1/3 with his 14th stolen base of the season. CF Justin Maxwell was 1/2 with a sacrifice fly. 1B Brett McMillan was 1/2 with a double, run scored and RBI.

Tonight: RHP Marco Estrada (3-3, 5.83) wraps up the series in Kinston against RHP Kevin Dixon (10-4, 3.69) at 7:00PM

Delmarva throttled Jhonny Nunez and the Hagerstown bullpen as the Shorebirds dumped the Suns 8-1 (box). Zach Baldwin started for the Suns striking out five and allowing three runs (two earned) on four hits and three walks in 5 2/3 innings of work. Nunez pitched and inning of relief allowing a grand slam in one inning of work. The Suns managed only five singles on the night with 1B Robby Jacobsen tallying the only RBI.

Tonight: LHP Yunior Novoa (5-10, 4.40) taking the mound in Delmarva against LHP Wilfredo Perez (5-3, 1.96) at 7:05PM

Vermont split a doubleheader in Oneonta on Tuesday evening, winning the first game 7-3 and dropping the second one 4-1 (box1/box2/gamer). The new additions from the GCL paced the Monsters in game one as Michael Burgess, Stephen King, and Stephen Englund were a combined 5/10 with four RBI and two runs scored. RF Burgess was 3/4 in his New York/Penn League debut with a run scored and two RBI. 2B King was 1/3 with a double and a run scored. And, CF Englund was 1/3 with two RBI. DH Boomer Whiting and SS Dan Lyons both scored twice for Vermont. Adrian Alaniz moved to 7-1 on the season with five innings of five hit/two run ball, not walking a batter and striking out five. Luke Pisker picked up his first professional save with a scoreless ninth. In the second game, Colton Willems took the loss despite allowing only one unearned run. In four innings, Willems allowed three hits and three walks, striking out two. 1B Bill Rhinehart was 1/3 with a double and one RBI. King and Englund were both 1/3, each has at least one hit in their first three games in Vermont.

Tonight: Vermont returns home with RHP Hassan Pena taking the mound against Staten Island RHP Ryan Pope (1-0, 2.19) at 7:05PM

The GCL Nationals did not play on Tuesday. Notes: There were questions about RHP Bradley Clark. He missed the 2006 season with a shoulder injury.

Today: The GCL Nationals visit the GCL Marlins at 12:00PM. Some time this week, expect LHPs Josh Smoker and Jack McGeary to make their professional debuts.

The DSL Nationals1 rally came up short as they lost 7-6 to the DSL Tigers (box). 18-year old RHP Marcos Frias struck out four over his five innings allowing two runs on four hits and a walk. 19-year old RHP Julio Perez allowed a run on two hits and a walk over two innings striking out three. 22-year old RHP Carlos Peralta took the loss allowing four runs on three hits and a walk in only 2/3 of an inning. 21-year old DH Danny Taveras was 1/3 with two walks, two RBI, and his 27th stolen base on the season. 19-year old SS Dani Arias was 2/5 with a pair of stolen bases (16 on the season). 21-year old LF Juan Beltre was 3/5 with one RBI and a run scored. 20-year old CA Yan Carlos Hiciano was 1/3 with a double, run scored and three RBI.

Today: The DSL Nationals1 visit the DSL Padres at 11:00AM

The DSL Nationals2 did not play on Tuesday.

Today: The DSL Nationals2 host the DSL Mets at 11:00AM

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