Tater Talk: 2039.44 – Week in Review, 8/18-8/24

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Tater Talk: 2039.44 – Week in Review, 8/18-8/24

Post by jleddy » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:44 am

Image WEEK IN REVIEW (1-6): As quickly as Boise jumped above .500, a frustrating week has the Spuds at 64-66 and now in fourth place in the Frick Frontier with Edmonton jumping up to third. Despite losing six games, Boise's run differential was only -8, losing three games by one run and two by two runs.

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HITTERS OF THE WEEK: Alfredo Salazar - 7-for-17, 4 2B, 3 SB (.412 AVG, 1.147 OPS)

PITCHER OF THE WEEK: Bill Pidduck - 1 S, 7 IP (0.00 ERA, 0.43 WHIP)

GAME OF THE WEEK: The Spuds' lone bright spot for the week was a 4-1 victory on August 22nd at Hawaii. Relievers Dave Walsh and Bill Pidduck combined for five innings of no-hit ball, allowing just one walk and striking out six Tropics batters. Pedro Holguín's first-inning triple to drive home leadoff hitter Dennis French put the Spuds up early, and a ninth-inning solo shot from Carlos Muñóz sealed the victory for Boise.

Frick League Frontier Division Standings
TEAMWINSLOSESWIN%GBRD
Calgary Pioneers6861.527-+51
Seattle Storm6862.5230.5-7
Edmonton Jackrabbits6563.5082.5+56
Boise Spuds6466.4924.5-4
Vancouver Mounties5178.39517-152

NEWS AND NOTES: For the month of August, Pidduck has been outstanding out of the bullpen, going 2-1 with 4 saves, along with a 2.86 ERA and sparkling 0.86 WHIP...Ramón Vela went 4-for-17 in his return from the injury list (strained rib cage) and will continue to play in a part-time role until fully healed...Yunosuke Terada leads the BBA with a .574 on-base percentage for the month of August

DOWN ON THE FARM: Minor league regular season schedules conclude in less than two weeks, followed by the minor league playoffs...Salt Lake City (AAA) will not be playing in the post-season but did take three of four during the week...Joe Clements pitched well in two starts (14 IP, 19 K, 4 H, 3 ER), earning one win to improve to 2-6 with a 3.82 ERA...amid trade rumors, outfielder Jim Des Jardien continues to produce and impress the Boise front office, slahing .299/.356/.595 in his first season in Triple A...manager Darryl Morton's first year managing the Alpines after four years leading Buffalo (AA) hasn't gone as expected and many believe the long-time coach is on the hot seat...several Alpines are expected to be brought up to Boise once the rosters expand, but the front office has not provided hints on who those players may be...Buffalo went 4-3 to improve to 62-62 and will likely miss the playoffs despite a runner-up finish in the Colonial Division...Tulsa (A) lost three games out of seven for the week and dropped to 54-70...outfielder Randolph Quintanilla slugged three home runs during the week to improve his Single A slash line to .318/.396/.635...Hot Springs (Short A) continues to struggle in the month of August, going 3-4 in the week to fall to 28-29...Tijuana (Rookie) went 5-1 to improve to 31-24 and sit in second place in the division...the Cutthroats will need a miraculous finish to take the Mexican-American Division crown, but are just one game back in the Wild Card with nine games to go...the Cutthroats are the only farm team in contention to make the playoffs this season for Boise...2039 First Round Draft pick Robin Cooper extended his scoreless inning streak to 17⅓ thanks to a complete-game, four-hitter against Laramie...on the season, the 19-year-old southpaw is 7-4 with a 2.75 ERA and 1.04 WHIP
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Re: Tater Talk: 2039.44 – Week in Review, 8/18-8/24

Post by shoeless.db » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:41 am

I could read the disappointment in this team news. Here's to a solid 7-0 sim for Boise... unless we play, then I hope you stink it up again.
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Re: Tater Talk: 2039.44 – Week in Review, 8/18-8/24

Post by RonCo » Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:06 am

Give Cally an inch and next thing you know you're down two more games.
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Re: Tater Talk: 2039.44 – Week in Review, 8/18-8/24

Post by jleddy » Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:16 am

RonCo wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:06 am
Give Cally an inch and next thing you know you're down two more games.
Haha...the front office is letting him guide the ship the rest of the year out, so we'll see what happens. One thing for sure, Boise management doesn't like to play the "fall guy" card, so we're definitely not setting up Cally to fail.
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