Notes from Jake Peavy’s Start against West Tenn

Caught the Internet feed of the Mobile/West Tenn game last night while doing taxes. Here are my notes from the game:

Jake Peavy is dealing. According to radio announcer Tom Nichols, his fastball has been clocked at 98 tonight.

5:55 PM Peavy picks up his first pro hit, lining an RBI double to left in the top of the third.

6:03 PM Peavy allows a one-out solo homer to Dennis Abreu in the bottom half of the inning.

6:04 PM Peavy fans Nic Jackson following the homer. Third strikeout of the night. He also catches the next batter looking to end the inning.

6:08 PM Donaldo Mendez drops a bunt single down the third base line. He’s come to bat three times so far. Walk, hit batsmen, bunt single. Mendez is doing the right things to work his way back up to the Show.

6:09 PM Mendez caught stealing. Oh well.

6:15 PM Peavy serves up a homer to left by Ryan Gripp to start the fourth.

6:17 PM Peavy hits Jorge Piedra. Nichols is talking about Dennis Tankersley’s performance last night. Worked out of a bases-loaded no outs jam in the fifth, retiring the 2-3-4 hitters in order to escape unscathed. In between fly outs, Tank fanned Jackson on a full-count changeup for the second out. Pitching coach Darren Balsley reportedly is pleased with Tankersley’s outing.

6:23 PM Peavy strikes out pitcher David Hooten after falling behind, 2-0, to end the fourth.

6:38 PM Vince Faison makes a sliding grab of a sinking line drive off the bat of Jackson and fires to first to complete a double play that ends the fifth inning.

6:41 PM Bobby Scales pinch hits for Peavy in the top of the sixth, flies out to left. Peavy’s line for the night: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO, 2 HR.

6:46 PM Bernie Castro is thrown out stealing to end the inning. He’s already successfully swiped two bases.

6:52 PM Nichols notes that the Chicago Sun-Times is sending its lead baseball reporter to cover Mark Prior’s pro debut tomorrow afternoon.

7:08 PM Southpaw Matt Hampton finishes his second scoreless inning. Hampton is an Indy League find, most recently having played at Chillicothe, Brian Tollberg’s former team. Hampton is winning admirers within the organization.

7:10 PM Federal form is printed out. I’m actually a bit surprised our printer still works. It tends to sit idle for months at a time.

7:14 PM Faison draws a walk. Against a left-hander.

7:15 PM Faison picked off first.

7:26 PM Cliff Bartosh allows a run in the eighth, to trim the lead to 4-3. He escapes without further damage.

7:31 PM Castro strikes out but reaches first when the catcher can’t find the ball at his feet.

7:32 PM Double play to end the ninth. On comes J.J. Trujillo.

7:40 PM BayBears botch a double play that should end the game. Runner on first, two outs.

7:43 PM Trujillo fans shortstop Mickey Lopez to end the game.

7:47 PM Switch over to the Portland/Salt Lake game. Rodney Myers is pitching for the Beavers against Robb Quinlan. Bottom of the eighth, Portland trails 4-1. Time to start work on the State form.

7:54 PM USD alum Bart Miadich comes on to work the ninth. First batter he’ll face is Pete Incaviglia.

7:56 PM After running the count full, Miadich fans Inky for the first out.

7:58 PM Two-out single by Julius Matos to keep the game alive for Portland.

8:00 PM Rich Gomez fans on three pitches. Game over.

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