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Mariners Minor League Report, May 12th -- Redman homers twice, Sanchez earns honors.

Mariners Minor League Report, May 12th -- Redman homers twice, Sanchez earns honors.
May 13, 2009 (News Tribune delivered by Newstex ) --

Sanchez Wins Midwest League Player of the WeekClinton first baseman Kris Sanchez has been named the Midwest League's Offensive Player of the Week for the week ending May 9. Sanchez, who signed with the Mariners as a non-drafted free agent in 2007 out of the University of Hawaii, was called up to the LumberKings from extended Spring Training last Tuesday. He hit .563 (9x16) during the week, including 3 home runs and 6 RBI. He has hit in all five games since joining the Lumberkings.

Yesterdays Results, Standings, Winner/Loser/Saveat Tacoma 6, Colorado Springs 2 16-15, 3rd, -3.0 W-G. Hernandez (2-2)West Tenn 4, at Tennessee 3 (13 innings) 11-17, 3rd, -4.5 W-A. Vavaro (1-0)/S-Vega (1)High Desert (Off Day) 21-10, 1st, +4.0 - - -Clinton (Off Day 18-11, 2nd, -0.5 - - -

AAA Tacoma Rainiers (Pacific Coast League)Here's my game story from Monday's game where Prentice Redman hit two homers, also Jeff Clement's surgically repaired left knee is acting up a little.BOX SCOREColorado Springs 2 runs, 8 hits, 1 errorTacoma 6 runs, 10 hits, 2 errorsPitching Lines:RH Gaby Hernandez (W, 2-2) 5.1,4,2,2,1,5,HRRH Jared Wells 1.2,1,0,0,0,2RH Eric Hull 2.0,3,0,0,0,2With the Bats:RF Prentice Redman 3x4, 2 R, 2 HR, 2 RBISS Chris Woodward 3x3, 2 RC Jamie Burke 2x4, 2B, 3 RBIRainiers Notes: The Rainiers continued their hot streak, winning their 3rd straight game and 5th over the last 6 days, with a 6-2 victory over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. RF Prentice Redman went 3- for-4 with a pair of solo home runs to lead Tacoma at the plate. He gave the Rainiers a 1-0 lead in the first inning with a solo homer to right field and led off the 3rd with a solo shot to left field for his 2nd multi-homer game of the season. Starting pitcher Gaby Hernandez (2-2) earned the win allowing 4 hits and 2 runs in 5.1 innings. Over his last 2 starts, Hernandez is 2-0 with a 3.48 ERA (4 ER, 10.1 IP). Right-handers Jared Wells (1.2 IP) and Eric Hull (2.0 IP) closed out the win with scoreless relief efforts. SS Chris Woodward tied his season-high with 3 hits, extending his hitting streak to 3 games (.583/7x12). C Jamie Burke went 2-for-4 with 3 RBI, and is batting.462 (6x13) with 6 RBI in 4 games with the Rainiers.Todays probable starter:RH Doug Fister (0-0, 3.65) at New Orleans

AA West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx (Southern League)BOX SCOREWest Tenn 4 runs, 12 hits, 1 errorTennessee 3 runs, 12 hits, 0 errorsPitching Lines:RH Steven Hensley 6.0,8,3,3,1,4RH Steve Bray 2.0,1,0,0,0,1LH Nick Hill 0.2,1,0,0,0,0RH Anthony Varvaro (W, 1-0) 3.1,0,0,0,3,2RH Marwin Vega (S, 1) 1.0,2,0,0,0,1With the Bats:LF Mel Stocker 2x4, 3B, HR, 2 R, RBI, BBC Adam Moore 2x6, 2B, 2 RBIJaxx Notes: The Diamond Jaxx snapped a 5-game losing streak with a 4-3 win over the Tennessee Smokies in 13 innings. 3B Matt Mangini singled in the game-winner with 2 outs in the top of the 13th inning. RHP Anthony Varvaro (1-0) earned the win, throwing 3.1 innings of hitless and scoreless relief. The Diamond Jaxx bullpen combined for 7.0 shutout innings. LF Mel Stocker went 2-for-4 with a triple and home run and CF Ezequiel Carrera was 2-for-6 and has reached base in 26 of his last 27 games (.340, 34x100). Carrera currently ranks T8th in the Southern League batting race. Mangini has hit safely in 12 of his last 14, batting .352 (19x54) with 5 runs scored, 4 extra-base hits and 12 RBI. OF Greg Halman leads the Southern league in home runs (10) and RBI (28).Todays probable starter:RH Kyle Parker (1-1, 5.40) at Tennessee

A High Desert Mavericks (California League)Off DayMavericks Notes: The Mavericks took yesterday off and begin a three-game series against Rancho Cucamonga tonight. High Desert has not lost a series this season and leads the California League South Division by 4.0 games. SS Juan Diaz has recorded 4 consecutive multi-hit games and is riding a career-high 11-game hitting streak. OF Tyson Gillies currently has 13-game hit streak (.392/20x51). 3B Alex Liddi (.376/4th), Diaz (.373/5th) and OF Joe Dunigan(.371/T6th) are ranked in the top 10 in the California League in batting. Dunigan, the Mariners 5th round selection in 2007 out of the University of Oklahoma, leads the league in home runs (12), RBI (34) and slugging (.782). He leads all minor leaguers with 26 extra base hits. RH Phillippe Aumont is 0-1 with a 0.61 ERA (1 ER, 14.2 IP) in 14 relief appearances. The Mariners first-round draft pick in 2007 is 5-for-5 in save opportunities and is averaging 7.36 K/9.0 IP. The Mavs lead the league batting .312 overall with a league-best 48 home runs.Todays probable starter:RH Juan Ramirez (2-1, 4.55) at Rancho Cucamonga

A Clinton LumberKings (Midwest League)Off DayLumberkings Notes: The LumberKings took a much-needed off day yesterday after playing into extra innings in 3 of their last 4 games. Clinton opens a four-game series vs. Beloit tonight at Alliant Energy (NYSE:LNT) Field. OF Denny Almonte has hit safely in 23 of 27 games this season (.295) and ranks 2nd in the Midwest League with 7 home runs. OF Maximo Mendez leads the league and T10th among all minor leaguers with 14 stolen bases. RH Brett Lorin, Thursdays scheduled starter, is 3-0 with a 1.00 ERA (4 ER, 36.0 IP) in 6 starts.Todays probable starter:RH Kenn Kasparek (1-2, 4.87) vs. Beloit

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