Tucson and Tennessee are in their respective All Star
Modesto 9 @ Lancaster 15
Chad Scarberry got out while the getting was good.
Scarberry allowed three runs (just one earned) in his six innings of work and
collected his fourth win of the season. It was his longest outing, and the
first time Scarberry had won, since his June 18th complete game.
The bullpen however did not fair so well. Ryan Coffin came
on first, lasting just two-thirds of an inning, as he allowed three earned runs
on a walk and two home runs. After Reuben Kerbs came on to retire the final
batter of the seventh, Billy Biggs started the eighth, and again lasted only
two-thirds of an inning, giving up a walk, three hits and two earned. Jesus
Silva would get the first batter he faced to close out the eighth, and
eventually earn the save, but not before allowing a run of his own.
Fortunately for the JetHawk hurlers it didn’t matter,
because the bats were going full steam. Right fielder Jeff Cook had a monster
game. The left hand hitting outfielder broke out of a 2-22 slump with a 3-4 day
that featured two doubles, his 13th homer of the season, three runs
scored and a season high five RBI.
In fact the whole top of the lineup was hitting. The first
four in the JetHawks order (center fielder Steve Garrabrants, Cook, shortstop
Stephen Drew and first baseman Chris Carter) were a combined 12-23 with five
doubles, a home run, seven runs scored and nine RBI on the day. Not to be
outdone was the five slot hitter, DH Alex Frazier who was 1-4 with his first
home run, and first two RBI since coming off the Disabled List over the weekend.
Since Miguel Montero left for the Futures Game and then
Double-A, Brian Rose has become the starting backstop, and seems to be doing his
best Montero imitation. Rose was 2-4 Tuesday, and in his last four games is
6-14 with three doubles, two runs scored and four RBI.
Fort Wayne and Yakima were off today
Orem 11 @ Missoula 9
Sixth round pick Greg Smith made his fourth start of the
season Tuesday, going five innings, giving up five hits and two earned runs. He
walked two and struck out seven, giving him three straight starts with seven
Ks. Tuesday was the pro debut for the D’Backs third round pick, Jason Neighborgall, a right handed pitcher who’s fastball has been clocked at 100mph.
Neighborgall threw one inning, and despite not giving up a hit, allowed one
earned run on three walks.
Luis Lajara got only one at bat in Tuesday’s game, but he
certainly made it count. Lajara came on to replace Edwin Roman after Roman was
hit by a pitch and promptly hit a home run over the right field fence. It was
Lajara’s first of the year…Third baseman Rusty Ryal (’05 14th round)
was 2-3 with a walk, a double, a triple and three RBI…Jake Elder (’05 18th
round) had the first multi-hit game of his pro career, going 3-4 with a walk and
a run scored.