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Jammers lose opener of doubleheader

July 16, 2012 Leave a comment

Quick notes here from Jamestown in between games as the Tri-City ValleyCats took Game 1 of the doubleheader by a final of 3-0. ValleyCats starter Brian Holmes had a no-hitter through 5 2/3, but Viosergy Rosa broke it up with a solid liner to right.

Ramon Del Orbe wasn’t bad for Jamestown. He allowed just five hits with no walks in six innings of work, but was let down badly by his defense. An unearned run in the fourth thanks to a missed catch fly ball by Jesus Solorzano — with two outs — ended up being enough for Tri-City. But, even the next batter Ryan Dineer hit a slow roller to third that scored the runner from second. Play was ruled a hit, but probably should have been made by Pedro Mendoza.

In the sixth, Austin Elkins ripped a one-out triple that scored a run. He came around to score on a sac fly. In all reality, Del Orbe only made two mistakes (both were triples to Elkins) and only one cost him. Regardless, he took the loss and is now 0-3 with a 4.61 ERA.

Not that the bats helped him, though. The Jammers loaded them up with back-to-back-to-back walks in the first inning, but Anthony Gomez grounded out to end the threat. After that, Brian Holmes sat down 14 in a row until the Rosa single. Solorzano worked a full count, but flew out to right to end the mini-threat. Jamestown then went down in order in the seventh against reliever Blake Ford.

We already know it will be Drew Steckenrider making his professional debut for the Jammers on the hill tonight. The rookie was activated earlier today.

The ensuing roster move sent Blake Logan to the disabled list. No word on why.

JAMESTOWN

1. Rony Peralta – 3B
2. Anthony Gomez – 2B
3. Felix Munoz – 1B
4. Jesus Solorzano – RF
5. Kentrell Dewitt – LF
6. Brian Dice – DH
7. Jose Behar – C
8. Yeison Hernandez – SS
9. Juancito Martinez – CF

SP — Drew Steckenrider

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Game 22: Jammers vs. Lake Monsters

July 11, 2012 Leave a comment

Today’s lineups:

JAMESTOWN

1. Yefri Perez- 2B
2. Pedro Mendoza-3B
3. Viosergy Rosa- 1B
4. Matt Juengel- DH
5. Jesus Solorzano- LF
6. Anthony Gomez- SS
7. Cameron Flynn- RF
8. Sharif Othman- C
9. Juancito Martinez- CF

SP — Mason Hope

VERMONT

1. Chris Bostick- 2B
2. Brett Vertgian- CF
3. Jacob Tanis- 1B
4. John Wooten- RF
5. Bruce Maxwell- DH
6. Wilfredo Solano- SS
7. Chad Lewis – 3B
8. Diomedes Lopez – C
9. Austin Booker- LF

SP — Andres Avila

NOTES

Another start for Sharif Othman behind the plate. He’s got just one hit on the season, but Espada has been going with him over Behar lately. Othman’s now started four of the last six games.

Yefri Perez and Pedro Mendoza still at the top. Those two have been driving the Jammers offense lately. Not too much of a surprise there.

Juancito Martinez, top 20 in the league in batting average, and on-base percentage and second in the league in steals, is still hitting 9th. 17th time he’s done that this season.

Juengel back in the lineup. He had sat three of the last four games.

Cameron Flynn gets the start in right, moving Solorzano over to left. No Kentrell Dewitt, who is hitting .185.

VERMONT NOTES

Chris Bostick is a 44th round draft pick out of Aquinas Institute in Rochester, N.Y. The 19-year-old middle infielder is off to a nice start for Vermont, hitting .276 with two homers. He’s also third in the league in steals with eight.

John Wooten is fifth in the league in extra-base hits and slugging.

TRANSACTION NEWS

Infielder Yeison Hernandez was sent back down from Greensboro. He was hitting .211 (4-for-19) in five games for the Grasshoppers.

Outfielder Cody Keefer was signed by Miami two days ago. He was assigned to Jamestown yesterday and placed on the disabled list today. It’s a right ankle sprain for Keefer.

Jose Rodriguez was assigned to Jamestown from Greensboro on July 6. He has yet to pitch for the Jammers. Might make his debut tonight.

Big Stretch for Jammers

July 11, 2012 Leave a comment

After impressively sweeping the league’s top team on the road, the Jammers begin a stretch of playing 12 of their next 15 games at home over the next 14 days. It will start with the Vermont Lake Monsters, owners of the NYPL Wild Card (along with Batavia) and a team riding a four-game winning streak.

It’s not just a two-week stretch though. Jamestown will play — weather permitting — 21 games over the next 20 days starting tonight with the final six coming on the road. And considering that will take us past the halfway point of the season, it’s safe to say we’ll find out whether or not the Jammers are a contender this season.

It will be a tough start, though. Each of the next 15 games are against teams over .500, including six against division leaders Tri-City and Auburn (doubleheader July 23). Another five are against Vermont and Batavia, the two teams tied for the Wild Card. The remaining four against Mahoning Valley, a key divisional rival and also a team currently in third place in the Pinckney Division.

The schedule eases up, though. From there, Jamestown will have 40 games left. 29 of which will be against teams at or below .500. If they can stay afloat of get themselves into striking position, the Jammers will have more than enough chances to make the playoffs.

 

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Jammers-DoubleDays Lineups

July 2, 2012 Leave a comment

I will not be in attendance tonight. Long day at the paper with the holiday Wednesday. Won’t be at tomorrow’s either, sadly, because it’s a 6-game roadstand to follow.

Lineups for July 2

JAMESTOWN

1. Yefri Perez – DH
2. Pedro Mendoza – 3B
3. Austin Nola – SS
4. Viosergy Rosa – 1B
5. Jesus Solorzano – LF
6. Anthony Gomez – 2B
7. Jose Behar – C
8. Cameron Flynn – RF
9. Juancito Martinez – CF

SP – Matt Milroy

AUBURN

1. J.R. Higley – LF
2. Tony Renda – 2B
3. Shawn Pleffener – 1B
4. Angelberth Montilla – CF
5. Carlos Alvarez – 3B
6. Wander Ramos – RF
7. Craig Manuel – DH
8. Stephen Perez – SS
9. Spencer Kieboom – C

SP – Blake Monar

Notes

Well, manager Angel Espada appears to have finally settled on a lineup, or is at least riding out this group, which is riding a two-game winning streak.

That means no Anthony Gomez, at the top, at least. Gomez is back in the lineup after sitting out the last two days. He’s back, but hitting sixth. Top of the order stays the same with Perez, Mendoza and Nola. Hard to argue, they’ve been hitting.

Viosergy Rosa gets the nod at first again, too. Felix Munoz is hitting, and hitting a ton. But, after splitting time 50/50, it’s Rosa for the third day in a row and fifth out of the last six.

Same can be said for Behar and the catching position. While basically going every other day, Behar had started multiple games in a row just once before this stretch (at two). This will be start No. 3 in a row.

And, Kentrell Dewitt must really be hurt. Dewitt was lifted after the second inning yesterday. Not sure where or what he hurt, either, and the staff is mum on his condition. Dewitt missed three games in a row (Games No. 3-5) but again, the staff said no injury. I considered it strange because Jamestown only has four outfielders and nobody else had had more than a day off in a row besides the struggling Flynn who got two days off in a row once.

Jammers-Muckdogs lineups

June 29, 2012 Leave a comment

Today’s lineups here in Jamestown for Jammers (3-8) vs. the Batavia Muckdogs (5-6).

JAMESTOWN

1. Anthony Gomez-SS (.222/.310)
2. Rony Peralta-2B (.333/.455)
3. Austin Nola-3B (.143/.262)
4. Matt Juengel-DH (.243/.333)
5. Felix Munoz-1B (.381/.409)
6. Brian Dice-C (.333/.385)
7. Kentrell Dewitt-LF (.167/.219)
8. Juancito Martinez-CF (.306/.375)
9. Cameron Flynn-RF (.179/.233)

SP — Ramon Del Orbe (0-1, 3.60 ERA, 2 GS)

BATAVIA

1. Steve Ramos-RF
2. Breyvic Valera-2B
3. Garrett Wittels-SS
4. David Washington-1B
5. Patrick Wisdom-3B
6. Jesus Montero-C
7. Matt Young-CF
8. Kolby Byrd-DH
9. Jordan Walton-LF

SP — Kyle Helisek

TRANSACTION NEWS

Reliever Collin Cargill is in Jamestown on a rehab stint. The 24 year old is in his second professional season with the Marlins. He was a 22nd round draft pick last year and pitched in two games for the Jammers.

Jammers-Muckdogs Lineups

June 24, 2012 Leave a comment

Game No. 7 for the Jammers. They host Batavia looking to get back over .500 and erase last night’s loss.

JAMESTOWN

1. Anthony Gomez — DH
2. Yeison Hernandez — 2B
3. Viosergy Rosa — 1B
4. Matt Juengel — 3B
5. Austin Nola — SS
6. Jesus Solorzano — RF
7. Kentrell Dewitt — LF
8. Jose Behar — C
9. Juancito Martinez — CF

SP — Ramon Del Orbe

BATAVIA

1. Anthony Melchionda — SS
2. Garrett Wittels — 2B
3. Jacob Wilson — 3B
4. Roberto Reyes — RF
5. David Bergin — 1B
6. Jesus Montero — C
7. Kolby Byrd — DH
8. Gary Apelian — LF
9. Steve Ramos — CF

SP — Ben Freeman

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Jammers-Muckdogs Lineups

June 23, 2012 Leave a comment

JAMESTOWN

1. CF Juancito Martinez
2. LF Kentrell Dewitt
3. 1B Felix Munoz
4. 3B Matt Juengel
5. DH Austin Nola
6. RF Jesus Solorzano
7. SS Rony Peralta
8. 21 C Sharif Othman
9. 2B Yefri Perez

SP — Helpi Reyes

BATAVIA
1. SS Anthony Melchionda
2. 2B Breyvic Valera
3. 3B Jacob Wilson
4. RF Roberto Reyes
5. 1B David Bergin
6. 3B David Washington
7. C Jonathan Keener
8. LF Gary Apelian
9. 1B Steve Ramos

SP — Tim Cooney

Quick thoughts: Nice to see Kentrell Dewitt back in the lineup after sitting out the last three. Spot starts for Peralta, Othman and Perez. Not too much of a surprise for any of them. However, the glaring omission has to be Anthony Gomez who’s been playing really well.

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