Peoria Chiefs at Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

April 17th, 2004

Anthony Monegan LF 5 0 3 1
Tyler Parker RF 5 0 0 1
Cody Haerther DH 5 0 0 0
Terry Evans CF 5 0 0 0
Ben Rosethal C 3 0 0 0
Matt Pagnozzi PR/C 1
Jutt Hileman 3B 4 0 0 0
John Santor 1B
Matt Dryer 1B/3B 3 3 2 1
Kyle Boyer 2B 3 2 3 2
Milko Jaramillo SS 3 1 2 0
Josh Womack LF 4 0 1 0
Mike Cox 3B 4 0 1 0
Adam Jones SS 4 1 1 0
Jeremy Dutton 1B 4 0 0 0
Chris Colton RF 4 1 1 0
Brent Metheny DH 4 0 3 2
Sam Bradford CF 4 0 0 0
Justin Ruchti C 4 0 1 0
Oswaldo Navarro 2B 3 0 0 0

Peoria 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 2 0 7 10 0
Wisconsin 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 3

E-Jones, Dutton, Navarro, LOB PEO-6, WIS-9, 2B-Cox, Colton, Metheny, HR-Dryer, SB-Womack, CS-Boyer

Name IP H R ER BB SO Decison
Miguel Aguero 5 5 2 2 1 3 W
James Mondesir 1.2 1 0 0 1 1 ND
Richard Scalamandre 2.2 2 0 0 0 4 SV

Name IP H R ER BB SO Decison
Nibaldo Acosta 6.1 8 5 4 1 2 L
Brandon Perry 1 1 1 1 1 0 ND
Bryan Heaston 0.2 1 1 1 1 0 ND
Mike Hrynio 1 0 0 0 0 3 ND

WP-Scalamandre, HBP-Boyer (Acosta), Navarro (Mondesir), BK-Aguero
T-2:45, A-1,573
Umpires, Dixon Strueman, Bobby Price

Peoria Journal Star

Because of the bottom of three batters in Peoria's order, the Chiefs ended up on top Saturday afternoon at Fox Cities Stadium.

The Chiefs beat Wisconsin 7-2 as the bottom third of the order, Matt Dryer, Kyle Boyer and Milko Jaramillo, combined for seven of Peoria's 10 hits and six runs.

The Chiefs broke a 2 all tie when Tyler Parker hit a possible double play grounder with the bases loaded in the top of the fifth inning. After recording one out, second baseman Oswaldo Navarro's return throw was wild, sending two Chiefs runners home.

Dryer hit his first home run of the season, deep to left center field over the 385 foot sign in the seventh, to exted the lead to 5-2.

Reliever Rich Scalamandre continued his stellar pitching in the seventh after inheriting two runners. After his wild pitch moved the runners to second and third, Scalamandre got a deep flyout by Adam Jones to escape the jam on the way to his first save.

Boyer added insurance with a two run single in the eighth.

Appleton Post Crescent
by Brett Christopherson

The bottom part of the Peoria Chiefs batting order transformed itself from an afterthought into a Midwest League version of Murderer's Row.

The Chiefs' Nos. 7, 8, and 9 hitters did the brunt of the damange in helping Peoria snap the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers' four game winning streak in a 7-2 victory Saturday afternoon at Fox Cities Stadium.

The threesome of Matt Dryer, Kyle Boyer and Milko Jaramillo collected seven of the Chiefs' 10 hits and set the table for what turned out to be some very productive innings.

"They're all pretty good hitters," said Timber Rattlers first baseman Jeremy Dutton. "Everybody in their lineup is pretty good and can put the ball in play. Those guys have been really aggressive, swinging at a lot of first pitch strikes."

Wisconsin starter Nibaldo Acosta retired the first six batters he faced, but in the third, he yeilded singles to Dryer, Boyer and Jaramillo, who recorded one of three bunt base hits by the Chiefs.

Peoria leadoff man Anthony Monegan followed with a run scoring single.

In the fifth, Boyer, Jaramillo and Monegan singled to load the bases and Tyler Parker's grounder to short wound up scoring two runs after second baseman Oswaldo Navarro threw past first while trying to turn a double play.

Peoria jumped ahead 4-2 at that point and took of from there.

Acosta said he relied to much on his fastball when he was facing the latter part of the Chiefs order.

"At the bottom, I just tried to throw fastballs all the time." said Acosta, who took the loss after giving up four earned runs in 6 1/3 innings. "That's why they hit me and got on base all the time."

Dryer also belted a solo home run in the seventh inning and Boyer capped things with a two run single in the eighth.

"I guess it was a turnaround," said Wisconsin manager Steve Roadcap. "(In a 5-1 win against the Chiefs on Friday) it was our bottom of the lineup. Today, it was their bottom of the lineup."

Offensively, the Timber Rattlers had little to show for several well hit balls to the warning track.

"All you can say is keep swinging." said Dutton.