Friday, July 31, 2009

7/31, Cougars 12, Lansing 4

The Cougars hammered the Lansing Lugnuts 12-4, to finally have the offense come alive. Hopefully its not just for one game, and they can keep the momentum up.

12 runs on 13 hits for the Cougars, they walked four times and struck out six. The Cougars started off the scoring in the fourth inning with one run. Dusty Coleman led it off with a triple to left. Steve Parker then grounded out to second, Coleman would score on the play.

Four runs in the fifth inning really helped. With one out, Petey Paramore, Dusty Napoleon, and Chris Berroa all walked which would load the bases. Leonardo Gil then doubled to left to drive in Paramore and Napoleon. One out later, Parker singled to left to drive in Berroa and Gil.

Five more runs in the sixth really put the game away. Jeremy Barfield led it off with a double to left. Franklin Hernandez then flew out to right, Barfield would tag up and get to third. Paramore would be intentionally walked, he would then steal second. Napoleon singled to right to score Barfield and Paramore. Chris Berroa then flew to left, Napoleon tagged up from first and went to second. Gil would single to left to score Napoleon. Coleman reached on a fielder's choice, on the play the third baseman would mishandle the ball, Gil would get to second on the error. Parker then tripled to center to score both Gil and Coleman.

Kane County added another run in the seventh inning. Barfield led it off with a single to right. Hernandez then singled to left. One out later, Napoleon would ground out to short, on the play Barfield would score. One more run for the Cougars in the eighth, Gil led it off with a single to center. The newest Cougar, Tyler Landendorf pitch hit for Coleman and doubled to left to score Gil.

Murphy Smith went the first four innings, because of how short his outing was last time, due to being hit in the arm by a liner. He would pitch well, giving up one hit, one run, one walk, and striking out four. The one run he gave up was in the fourth inning. With two outs, Brian Van Kirk walked. Johermyn Chavez then tripled to center to score Van Kirk.

Josue Selenis followed Smith, he would go one inning, giving up one run. With one out, Justin McClanahan doubled to left. A.J. Jimenez then singled to center to score McClanahan.

Jose Guzman would follow Selenis, he gave up two runs, but neither of them should've been scored. With one out, Van Kirk singled to right. Chavez then singled to center. On the play the centerfielder Berroa didn't see the ball. One out later, and the Cougars should've been out of the inning. Mark Sobolewski then doubled to center to score both Van Kirk and Chavez.

Trey Barham and Daniel Thomas both pitched one inning with out giving up any runs. Leonardo Gil drove in three runs, and Steve Parker drove in five runs. The good thing about the game is, yes the bottom of the order only had two hits, both by Napoleon. They also got on base with four walks, and scored five of the runs.

Tomorrow at Lansing @6:05
Kenny Smalley (8-3, 1.88) vs Henderson Alvarez (7-5, 3.42)

Cougar roster moves
Tyler Ladendorf was the player the A's got from the Twins for Orlando Cabrera today. He has been playing in Beloit. Trey Barham came off of the disabled list. Chad Lee went on the disabled list.

Alumni News
Claudio Vargas was traded from the Dodgers to the Brewers. Cliff Pennington was recalled to Oakland. Marcus McBeth was recalled to Boston.

I will be in Lansing for the weekend, so this should be fun

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