June 19, 2007 June 19, 2007Posted by atlanticleaguenews in Uncategorized.
Mendez Dealt To Bears: The Newark Bears have acquired SS Donaldo Mendez from the Kansas City T-Bones of the Northern League for the ever popular future considerations.
Mendez has Major League experience, having played for the Padres in 2001 and 2003. But you’ll probably remember him best for hitting .272 in 51 games for the abysmal 2006 Bears.
Football Scores Dominate The AL: With one game finishing at 14-3, and another at 13-0, last night’s scores looked more like they were out of the NFL than the Atlantic League. Let’s take a look at last night’s games…
Stevens Sets Record; Revolution 0 @ Barnstormers 13: Josh Stevens threw his third complete game shutout of the season, giving up nine hits and a walk while striking out five in a performance that seemed to solidify him as the best pitcher left in the league.
Stevens has already tied an Atlantic League record set by Bridgeport’s Al Sontag in 2000 and tied by Camden’s Ben Simon in 2003 with his third shutout.
Also, Stevens has set the record for requiring the fewest amount of starts (9) to do it; Sontag’s third shutout took 24 starts to achieve (9/1/00), and Simon’s third shutout didn’t come until July 30th, 2003 (his 16th start of the year).
Sontag was the 2000 Pitcher of the Year, and Simon won the award in 2003. Stevens last name also starts with an S, so it seems pretty obvious that he’ll be taking home the hardware this season.
Anyway, Stevens received quite a bit of support, as the Barnstormers cranked out six home runs in the win, including two by Jutt Hileman.
Bluefish 14 @ Riversharks 3: Camden starter Ryan Schurman got rocked to the tune of eight runs on 10 hits over seven innings of work, with the Riversharks falling to the Bluefish, 14-3.
Luis Figueroa continued his run of Atlantic League ridiculousness, going 3-for-4 with 5 RBI, while teammate Jesse Hoorelbeke hit two home runs in the win.
Not surprisingly, L.J. Biernbaum was the lone standout for Camden, going 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. He now has a hit in 18 straight games, inlcuding seven multi-hit contests.
Despite the lopsided score, both teams had one player who didn’t get a hit — Ramon Nivar on York and Chris Van Rossum on Lancaster.
Nettles strokes 100th AL Home Run; Patriots 8 @ Ducks 9: Jeff Nettles’ league leading 16th home run wasn’t enough to overcome another implosion by the bullpen, as the Ducks squeaked out a 9-8 win over the Patriots.
This time it was Jason Richardson who struggled in relief, picking up the loss after allowing grand slam to Edgardo Alfonzo.
For Nettles, it was his 100th career Atlantic League home run, one of only a handful of players to accomplish the feat.
Jose Offerman also homered for Long Island, with the former Red Sox All-Star turning in a strong 4-for-5 performance.
Road Warriors 3 @ Bears 7: A strong outing by Jeriome Robertson and four RBI from Joey Gomes led the Newark Bears to a 7-3 win over the Road Warriors.
Robertson went eight innings, allowing just one earned run on seven hits.
Sandy Aracena went 2-for-4 in the loss, improving his average to .315
Longball List: NASCAR pit crews are often referred to as the “over the wall gang,” but you could just as easily refer to this list of guys as the same. Here’s who went yard in last night’s Atlantic League action…
SOM – Jeff Nettles (16)
LAN – Jeremy Todd (10)
LAN – Danny Gonzalez (9)
LAN – Jutt Hileman (7,8)
RW – Jason Bryan (7)
BPT – Jesse Hoorelbeke (5,6)
LAN – Mike Woods (3)
LAN – Dominick Ambrosini (3)
NWK – Joey Gomes (3)
BPT – Luis Figueroa (2)
LI – Edgardo Alfonzo (2) (GS)
LI – Jose Offerman (2)
RW – Travis Ezi (1)
– Mike Ashmore