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Midwest League Eastern Division Championship Series (Best of 3):
9/11 – Great Lakes @ Lake County, 6:30 p.m.
RHP Josh Wall (9-7, 4.24) vs. LHP Giovanni Soto (3-2, 3.77)
9/12 – Lake County @ Great Lakes, 6:05 p.m.
RHP Allen Webster (12-9, 2.88) vs. RHP Brett Brach (5-8, 3.46)
9/13 – Lake County @ Great Lakes*, 7:05 p.m.
LHP Greg Wilborn (4-2, 3.26) vs. LHP Vidal Nuno (6-8, 4.86)
Loons starting pitchers stats against Lake County:
Allen Webster – 0.77 ERA, 5-1, 35.0 IP, 23 H, 7 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 29 SO
Matt Magill – 2.74 ERA, 1-0-1, 23.0 IP, 16 H, 10 R, 7 ER, 8 BB, 31 SO
Josh Wall – 3.00 ERA, 0-1, 12.0 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 15 SO
Greg Wilborn – 5.40 ERA, 0-0, 5.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 10 SO
Ryan Christenson has never faced the TinCaps
Five Loons have batting averages against Lake County that are above .300: OF Nick Buss (.385), SS Christian Lara (.359), C J.T. Wise (.354), 2B Joe Becker (.333), OF Angelo Songco (.306). Wise leads the team with four home runs against the Captains, while four others have hit two.
9/8 – Great Lakes @ Fort Wayne, 7:05 p.m.
RHP Allen Webster (12-9, 2.88) vs. RHP Matt Lollis (5-2, 1.66)
9/9 – Fort Wayne @ Great Lakes, 7:05 p.m.
LHP Jose De Paula (8-5, 3.27) vs. LHP Greg Wilborn (4-2, 3.26)
9/10 – Fort Wayne @ Great Lakes*, 7:05 p.m.
RHP Jerry Sullivan (7-4, 4.03) vs. RHP Matt Magill (7-4, 3.28)
Loons starting pitchers stats against Fort Wayne:
Allen Webster – 3.09 ERA, 0-2, 11.2 IP, 14 H, 8 R, 4 ER, 6 BB, 9 SO
Josh Wall – 3.78 ERA, 1-1, 16.2 IP, 13 H, 7 R, 7ER, 9 BB, 13 SO
Matt Magill – 6.23 ERA, 1-0, 13.0 IP, 14 H, 9 R, 9ER, 9 BB, 22 SO
Greg Wilborn and Ryan Christenson have never faced the TinCaps
Five Loons have batting averages against Fort Wayne that are above .300: Brian Cavazos-Galvez (.396), Joe Becker (.333), J.T. Wise (.308), Christian Lara (.306), Nick Buss (.300). Galvez leads the team with three homers against the TinCaps, while four others have hit two.
Earlier this week Fort Wayne hosted the 2010 Midwest League All-Star Game and Home Run Derby. Above is a photo collage of the field on Day One, prepped for the Little League Derby that took place first.
Loons slugger Jerry Sands hit two home runs in the Derby, but needed four to qualify for the second round. Wisconsin’s Khris Davis was crowned the Derby Champion after hitting 25 over three rounds.
A collection of little leaguers were denied the chance at fielding a pop-fly when Sands lifted this pitch to the grass berm in left-center. Sands other home run was drilled onto the streets outside of the TinCaps Parkview Field.
Loons shortstop Christian Lara fields groundballs during batting practice on Tuesday before the big game. Lara, batting first for the Eastern Division, went 2-for-3 with two runs.
What would a Dodgers blog be without a picture of Manatee Ramirez of the ZOOperstars. On the right, Lara shows off his trophy from his win in the infield skills competition.
The five Loons not in the starting lineup stand in the base path during the pregame ceremonies. From left to right: Luis Vasquez, Will Savage, Allen Webster, Angelo Songco and Rafael Ynoa.
After the game, Sands was named the MiLB.com Top Star MVP for his two-run jack in the first inning, redeeming his low HR output in the Derby the day before.
And at the very end of the night, after the Eastern All-Stars won 6-2, the TinCaps promotion team dumped several plush baseballs outside of the dugouts, which the players swarmed to. Here, Ynoa winds up for a toss into the crowd of 6,026 in attendance.
The champagne, the goggles, the soaked jerseys…we’ve all seen it on TV. But it’s usually the Major League clubs that we watch. So what about in the minors? Are things the same? What really goes on in the clubhouse after a win? Well, here’s what happened in the Loons clubhouse following Wednesday night’s 4-3 win over the South Bend Silver Hawks.
To get the full account we’ll need to start where the celebration did, which was on the field after the newest Loon, outfielder Stetson Banks, caught the final out to seal the deal and give the Loons their first-ever postseason berth prior to the All-Star Game. The players rushed the mound, throwing hats, gloves and sunglasses along the way, as if they were graduation caps.
Bound All-Star Luis Vasquez, No. 40 seen jumping for joy, was on the mound to close it out for the Loons Wednesday night and tossed a hitless ninth inning, three up three down, to allow the celebration to commence as soon as possible. He earned his 13th save of the year and is tied for second league-wide.
Seeing how the win was a come-from-behind effort, Jerry Sands helped continue the Loons tradition and gave Manager Juan Bustabad a shaving cream towel to the face. A well-deserved gesture for the skipper that has his men at 41-24 with four games to go.
The team’s harassment of Busty continued as pitchers Allen Webster and Josh Wall surprise him from behind as he gave his playoff-clinching speech to the 3,435 in attendance at Dow Diamond.
And with the blink of an eye, the diamond was left all alone, with only dirty belongings from Loons players remaining, traded in without shame for the champagne that beckoned from the clubhouse.
That’s when the long-time baseball tradition took place. All of the players, coaches and trainers got involved in distributing the iced beverages, with the single goal of making sure that no one in the room was left without that cold and sticky feeling.
Bustabad managed to quiet down the group, only briefly, in order to give another speech to his guys. He mainly reminded them that the prize wasn’t the berth, but the eventual championship, and getting that ring at the end of the year. Cheers were coaxed, followed by more dousing.
Like any good party, when all of the liquids were depleted, a dance party broke out. Here shortstop Christian Lara encourages Jerry Sands to keep up the jig.
The final action of the night had Bustabad fulfilling his promise to his players. He told them earlier in the season that he would let them shave his trademark mustache when they clinched a playoff spot. Rubby de la Rosa did the honors, while Busty’s kid joined in on the mohawk craze at the hands of third baseman Brian Ruggiano.
The Loons will have to regroup on Thursday, as they close out the series with South Bend, before heading to Dayton for their last series of the first-half.
The Stat Shift: The Loons began their series against Dayton hitting .263, second in the MWL, and dropped only to .264 at series’ end. Jerry Sands hit one homer to bring his league-leading total to 13; a hit in all four games extended his hit streak to a season-high 11 games. Also maintaining his hit streak throughout the series was third baseman Brian Ruggiano, now at 8 games.
Also going up was the team ERA, not as good a thing. It rose from 2.81 to 2.87, allowing Clinton to tie for first place in the category.
Prospecting the Competition:
Loons vs. the Reds No. 15 Prospect SS Didi Gregorius – The Curacao-native started at shortstop in all four of the games against Great Lakes and went .222 (4-for-18), scoring one run and three RBI.
Loons vs. the Reds No. 25 Prospect RHP J.C. Sulbaran – The Loons faced four starting pitchers from Dayton, but never Sulbaran, who started for the Dragons the day prior to the series on 5/12, pitching for his third win of the year through five innings against Fort Wayne.
Feel-Good Moment: Down one run in the bottom of the 14th inning with two outs, Rafael Ynoa and Christian Lara strung together two pre-scripted doubles to win the Loons longest game of the season. Full story here.
Career Game: The Dodgers No. 10 prospect RHP Allen Webster tossed a career-high 11 strikeouts against the Dragons on to notch his fifth win (second most in the Midwest League) of 2010. In the outing, Webster issued only one walk and one run on five hits over six innings.
Scoreless Innings: Reliever J.B. Paxson (1-1, 1.84) offered up two hitless innings in two appearances for the Loons this series. In only two of Paxson’s 10 appearances for the Loons in 2010 has the right-hander surrendered an earned run; that’s 12.2 scoreless innings out of 14.2.
Justin Miller pitched for five scoreless innings of relief in the 14-inning game three. Closers Luis Vasquez and Steve Smith also combined for five scoreless innings in the series.
Series Summary: What did we learn about the team? The Loons are capable of winning back-to-back games at home. The team did so in games two and three, the first time since sweeping the South Bend Silver Hawks from April 14-16. Despite this feat, the Loons reoccurring big-inning giveaway at Dow Diamond is still present, as witnessed in the series’ final game that saw Dayton put up a pair of three-run innings to rally for the win.
Glancing Ahead: The Loons are back today to face the Midwest League’s last place team, the 11-25 Bowling Green Hot Rods. The Rods rank 7th in hitting (.247) and 14th in ERA (4.07). The Loons went 2-1 against Bowling Green earlier this season, outscoring them 11-9. Great Lakes looks for its second home-series win in its seventh try this season.
37 down, 103 to go.