Lansing Lugnuts at South Bend SilverHawks

April 26th, 2004

Chris Walker CF 4 0 0 0
Tony McQuade LF 4 0 1 0
Brian Dopirak 1B 4 0 1 0
Jake Fox C 3 1 1 0
Kevin Collins LF 3 1 0 0
Ryan Fitzgerald LF
Robinsn Chirinos 2B 4 1 2 2
Alan Rick DH 4 1 2 0
Alfredo Francisco 3B 4 0 0 1
Carlos Rojas SS 4 0 1 1
Mike Goss LF 2 0 0 0
Lino Garcia CF 4 0 0 0
Edgar Varela 1B 4 0 1 0
Alex Frazier DH 4 0 0 0
Miguel Montero C 3 1 1 1
Agustin Murillo 3B 4 1 1 1
Carlos Gonzalezz RF 4 0 0 0
Alberto Gonzalez SS 3 1 2 0
Emilio Bonifacio 2B 4 0 0 0

Lansing 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 8 1
South Bend 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 5 1

E-Dopirak, Bonifacio, LOB LAN-6, SB-6, 2B-Dopirak, Chirinos 2, HR-Montero (Marmol/2nd/solo), Murillo (Marmol/2nd/solo), SB-Rojas, A.Gonzalez, CS-A.Gonzalez

Name IP H R ER BB SO Decison
Carlos Marmol 5 4 3 2 2 6 W (3-0)
Clay Rapada 1.2 0 0 0 1 2 ND
Wes O'Brien 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 ND
Adalberto Mendez 1 1 0 0 0 1 SV (7)

Name IP H R ER BB SO Decison
Chris Kinsey 6 7 4 4 1 6 L (1-2)
Ryan Coffin 3 1 0 0 0 4 ND

WP-Kinsey, HBP-Walker (Kinsey), Fox (Kinsey), A.Gonzalez (Rapada), BK-Marmol, Kinsey, PB-Fox
U-Darren Budahn, Tim Daub
T-2:37, A-3,398

Lansing State Journal

Robinson Chirinos hit two of his three doubles this season and drove in two runs as the Lugnuts outlasted South Bend 4-3 on Monday.

The win snapped a three game losing streak for the Lugnuts, who had lost five straight to South Bend.

Lanisng (10-8) is second in the Midwest League Eastern Division standings and four games behind the first place Silver Hawks (14-4)

A two out, two run double to right center field by Chirinos in the second inning scored Jake Fox and Kevin Collins.

Chirinos doubled again in a two run fourth inning as Alfredo Francisco earned and RBI on a sacrifice and Carlos Rojas connected on what turned out to be the game winning run with an RBI single to score Alan Rick.

South Bend scored two runs in the second inning on back to back home runs by Miguel Montero and Augie Murillo.

The SilverHawks scored another run in the fifth inning to chase starter Carlos Marmol (3-0) who allowed four hits and struck out six batters.

Clayton Rapada and Weston O'Brien combined for three hitless inning of relief.

Closer Adalberto Mendez got his seventh save of the season, allowing one hit in the ninth inning.

South Bend Tribune
by Forrest Miller

Even home runs on censecutive pitchers were not enough for the South Bend SilverHawks Monday.

Strong relief pitching enabled Lansing to snap South Bend's four game Midwest League winning streak, 4-3 and hand the Hawks just their fourth loss in 18 games.

After the Lugnuts took a 2-0 lead in the second inning, South Bend tied it quickly Miguel Montero, South Bend's leadoff batter in the second inning, blasted a 1-0 pitch onto the right field terrace.

The next batter, Augie Murillo, sent Carlos Marmol's next pitch over the left field outer fence.

"Marmol settled down pretty well after that," said Lansing manager Julio Garcia. "He finished strong. He is a converted catcher and is just learning to pitch."

Marmol pitched five innings before Clay Rapada, Weston O'Brien and Adalberto Mendez stopped the Hawks on one hit over the last four.

SOuth Bend starter Chris Kinsey was behind in the count on many batters and the Lugnuts made him pay.

"Good hitters are taught to do that," pointed out South Bend manager Tony Perezchica.

After a hit by Jake Fox and a walk to Kevin Collins, Kinsey gave up a two run double to Robinson Chirinos. After a balk sent Chirinos to third with nobody out, Kinsey retired the side on two strike outs and a line drive.

Following the two home runs, Lansing regained a two run lead by scoring twice int he fourth. Hits by Chirinos, Alan Rick and Carlos Rojas produced the two runs.

South Bend struggled to get a run back in the fifth. Alberto Gonzalez, the only SilverHawks with two hits, singled to lead off the fifth. He stole second, was balked to third and scored on a passed ball.

But, South Bend did not get another hit until Gonzalez singled with two out in the ninth.

The SilverHawks also recieved strong relief pitching from Ryan Coffin, who allowed on hit and struck out four in three innings.

South Bend relief pitcher, Alex Cremidan, the Midwest League save leader with seven, has been placed on the disabled list. "He has been bothered with an elbow problem, and this is a precautionary thing," said Perezchica.