Results tagged ‘ chad bell ’
3 September 2012 | Bricktown Ballpark | Oklahoma City, Okla.
Records: Express (69-75), RedHawks (78-65)
-RHP Johan Yan activated prior to game and tosses two shutout innings
- 2012 season finale
- Oklahoma City wins series 3-1
- Express suffer first series loss since July 20-23 (Omaha)
- Oklahoma City wins season series 10-6
29 August 2012 | The Dell Diamond | Round Rock, Texas
Records: Express (67-72), Zephyrs (73-66)
- Round Rock leads series 3-0
- Round Rock leads season series 10-5
- Series finale Thursday at 7:05 p.m. CDT
- Thursday’s scheduled starters: RR – LHP Martin Perez (7-6, 4.24 ERA); NEW – RHP Elih Villanueva (9-8, 3.92 ERA)
ROUND ROCK clinched series … won six of last nine series (split other three) … won eight of last 10 games, 14 of last 19 … improved to league-best 24-11 since July 26 … improved to 15-0 since All-Star break when scoring seven-plus runs … won 10 of last 15 vs. New Orleans at The Dell Diamond … at least one homer in nine of last 11 games, 15 of last 19 … 15 homers over last nine games.
CHAD BELL won second straight start … allowed three runs over last three starts (16.0 innings, 1.69 ERA) … improved to 2-0 in two starts vs. New Orleans.
JULIO BORBON (2-for-5, walk) five-game hitting streak (6-for-22) … three hits shy of Mark Saccomanno’s 2008 franchise record (157) … hit safely in 14 of last 15 games (.381, 24-for-63) … reached safely in 15 straight games … multiple hits in seven of last 14 games.
YANGERVIS SOLARTE (2-for-5, walk) five-game hitting streak (.421, 8-for-19) … multiple hits in eight of last 18 games.
LEONYS MARTIN (1-for-6) five-game hitting streak (.348, 8-for-23) … hit safely in 27 of last 29 games with Express … at least one run scored in six straight games, 14 of last 15.
JOEY BUTLER (0-for-1, two walks, two sac flies) snapped 15-game hitting streak (21-for-61).
RYAN SPILBORGHS (0-for-3, sac fly) snapped six-game hitting streak (11-for-22)
MATT KATA (2-for-3, walk) produced 115th career multiple-hit game with Express, breaking Mark Saccomanno’s franchise record … seven hits shy of Saccomanno’s franchise career record (424).
ALBERTO GONZALEZ (3-for-5) hit safely in seven of 10 games with Express … fourth multiple-hit effort.
KOYIE HILL (0-for-2, three walks) dropped to 3-for-24 (.125) over last seven games … at least one strikeout in 10 of 12 games with Express.
NEW ORLEANS SERIES INFORMATION (relocated to The Dell Diamond)
GAME 137 | TUESDAY, AUGUST 28 | 5:35 p.m. CDT | DH GM 1
Express: RHP Greg Reynolds (10-8, 4.94 ERA)
Zephyrs: RHP Omar Poveda (4-2, 4.45 ERA)
GAME 138 | TUESDAY, AUGUST 28 | 8:05 p.m. CDT | DH GM 2
Express: RHP Derek Hankins (6-7, 5.13 ERA)
GAME 139 | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29 | 7:05 p.m. CDT
Express: LHP Chad Bell (4-4, 4.41 ERA)
Zephyrs: LHP Brad Hand (11-6, 3.65 ERA)
GAME 140 | THURSDAY, AUGUST 30 | 7:05 p.m. CDT
Express: RHP Justin Grimm (2-3, 4.59 ERA)
Zephyrs: RHP Elih Villanueva (9-8, 3.92 ERA)
OKLAHOMA CITY SERIES INFORMATION
GAME 141 | FRIDAY, AUGUST 31 | 7:05 p.m. CDT
Express: LHP Martin Perez
RedHawks: LHP Rudy Owens
GAME 142 | SATURDAY, SEPT. 1 | 7:05 p.m. CDT
Express: LHP Zach Jackson
RedHawks: RHP Jarred Cosart
GAME 143 | SUNDAY, SEPT. 2 | 6:05 p.m. CDT
Express: RHP Greg Reynolds
RedHawks: RHP Jose Cisnero
GAME 144 | MONDAY, SEPT. 3 | 11:05 a.m. CDT
Express: LHP Chad Bell
RedHawks: RHP Edgar Gonzalez
23 August 2012 | The Dell Diamond | Round Rock, Texas
Records: Express (63-70), Sounds (61-72)
- Round Rock leads series 2-0
- Round Rock leads season series 7-6
- Game 3 of series Friday at 7:05 p.m. CDT
- Friday’s scheduled starters: RR – RHP Justin Grimm (2-2, 4.37 ERA); NAS – RHP Hiram Burgos (0-2, 4.30 ERA)
ROUND ROCK four-game winning streak … won 10 of last 13 games … improved to 20-9 since July 26 – PCL’s best record in that time … won 12 of last 14, 18 of last 22 vs. Nashville at The Dell Diamond … clubbed eight homers over last three games … at least one homer in four of last five games, 10 of last 13 … improved to 50-4 when leading after eight innings.
CHAD BELL claimed first win since July 18 at Nashville … first win at The Dell Diamond since July 1 vs. New Orleans (0-3 in five home starts since) … held opponent scoreless for second time in 12 starts (6.0 innings, July 1 vs. New Orleans) … held opponent to three or fewer earned run for sixth time (four of last six starts) … allowed one run over 11.0 innings in last two starts … 10-to-2 strikeout-to-walk ratio over last two starts.
JOE ORTIZ stranded both inherited runners … stranded 12 of 15 inherited runners with Express (80.0 percent).
JULIO BORBON (0-for-3, walk) snapped nine-game hitting streak (.462, 18-for-39).
LUIS HERNANDEZ (1-for-4) hit safely in 17 of last 18 games (34-for-82), 22 of last 25 games (43-for-113).
LEONYS MARTIN (0-for-4) snapped 12-game hitting streak (.444, 24-for-54) … second hitless outing in last 24 games with Express (.396, 40-for-101) … snapped streak of eight consecutive games with at least one run scored (15 runs).
BRAD NELSON (1-for-2, two walks) clubbed 22nd homer, 11th in 39 games since All-Star break … moved into tie for ninth-best season total in Express history (Triple-A era) … joined Mark Saccomanno and Brooks Conrad as the only Express players to hit at least 22 homers in multiple seasons (24 homers last season) … hit safely in 20 of 23 home games since All-Star break (.395, 32-for-81) … snapped streak of 10 straight games with at least one strikeout.
MATT KATA (2-for-4) clubbed ninth home run (third since June 1) … 30th career home run with Express (sixth in franchise history) … 113th career multiple-hit effort, one shy of Mark Saccomanno’s franchise record … 403rd career game with Express, two shy of Saccomanno’s record.
JOEY BUTLER (1-for-4) extended hitting streak to 11 games (.319, 15-for-47).
RYAN SPILBORGHS (2-for-3, walk) delivered second-inning, two-run double that proved to be game-winning hit … hit safely in 10 of last 12 games … hitting .500 (22-for-44) in 12 games vs. Nashville this season with three homers, 14 RBI, six doubles … hitting .434 (36-for-83) in 23 career games vs. Nashville.
ALBERTO GONZALEZ (0-for-1) left game after being hit by pitch in fourth inning.
YANGERVIS SOLARTE (0-for-2) dropped to 5-for-28 over last six-plus games … hit into 28th double play – six more than any other player in baseball regardless of level.
ROBINZON DIAZ (1-for-3) hit safely in all four games with Express.
Pivotal Inning: Nashville loaded the bases with one out in the seventh but managed only one run on Logan Schafer’s sacrifice fly. Joe Ortiz spelled Derek Hankins and inherited runners on the corners with two outs. Ortiz stranded both inherited runners and has stranded 12 of 15 inherited runners with the Express. That was the only batter Ortiz would face as Willie Eyre takes over on the mound as we start the eighth. Express lead 5-1.
Here’s To You, Mr. Robinzon: Robinzon Diaz delivered a two-out RBI single later in the sixth. Express lead 5-0 going to the seventh.
Catch 22: Brad Nelson led off the bottom of the sixth with his 22nd homer of the season, tying for the ninth-best tally in Express history (Triple-A era). After hitting 24 homers last season, Nelson joins Mark Saccomanno and Brooks Conrad as the only Express players to hit at least 22 homers in multiple seasons. Nelson’s 46 career homers with Round Rock places him fifth in franchise history behind Conrad (67), Saccomanno (64), Luke Scott (51) and Cody Ransom (49). Behind Nelson are Joey Butler and Matt Kata with 29 each.
Bellwether Outing: Express starter Chad Bell worked five shutout innings, scattering five hits (two doubles, one triple) and working around two walks. He struck out five, including two in the third inning. However, he had only one 1-2-3 inning (fourth) and was stretched to five full counts (Nashville batters were 3-for-5 with two doubles and a triple in those at bats). That added up to 85 pitches through five innings (51 strikes). Bell worked ahead on 11 of 20 batters faced, and the Sounds were 1-for-6 with four strikeouts when falling behind 0-2. As we suggested in tonight’s “Players to Watch,” Bell got through the third inning unscathed and left in line for the win. Derek Hankins spelled Bell to start the sixth with the Express still leading 3-0.
As a Matt-er of Fact: Matt Kata clubbed a solo homer with one out in the fourth – his ninth of the season. Coupled with a second-inning single, this is Kata’s 113th career multiple-hit game with the Express – one shy of Mark Saccomanno’s franchise record (Triple-A era). Express lead 3-0 through four.
That Looked Very Familiar: Ryan Spilborghs doubled just inside the third-base line with one out in the bottom of the second, scoring two runs. It looked almost exactly like his game winning hit from last night. As we mentioned in tonight’s “Players to Watch,” Spilborghs owns Nashville. He’s now 21-for-42 with three homers, 14 RBI and six doubles in 12 games this season against the Sounds. Express lead 2-0 going to the third.
Deja Blue All Over Again… Again: Round Rock is wearing blue jerseys tonight for the fourth straight game. The Express won each of the last three. If it ain’t broke…
First Pitch: Underway at 7:07 p.m. tonight. Temperature at first pitch was 91 degrees – that’s 33 degrees in Ponta Figa, São Tomé and Príncipe.
CHAD BELL isn’t necessarily a player to watch in the sense that we think he will have a great night. He may indeed have a solid start, but he’s the one to watch in the sense that how this game plays out likely will have more to do with his performance than that of anyone else. Bell is 1-3 in six starts at The Dell Diamond despite a tidy 3.72 ERA. Half those starts ended in shutouts – two for the opponent and one for the Express. Bell was very sharp in his last start (6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K vs. Oklahoma City; Aug. 18), but he did not get a win due to a four-run eighth inning against the bullpen. The third inning has been the “hump” inning for Bell (9.82 ERA). We predict that if he is strong through three, he’ll at the least leave in line for the win.
RYAN SPILBORGHS delivered the game-winning hit last night, but that wasn’t the full story. Round Rock was 2-for-13 with runners in scoring position last night, and Spilborghs had both hits (two-run homer in the eighth inning). Spilborghs has blistered Nashville throughout his PCL career (.425 in 22 games), and he’s done most of the damage this season – .488 (20-for-41), 3 HR, 12 RBI, 5 2B, 9 R in 11 games.
LEONYS MARTIN. Period. Nothing more needed.
18 August 2012 | The Dell Diamond | Round Rock, Texas
Records: Express (59-69), RedHawks (67-60)
- Oklahoma City leads series 1-0
- Oklahoma City leads season series 6-3
- Game 2 of series Sunday at 6:05 p.m. CDT
- Sunday’s scheduled starters: RR – RHP Justin Grimm (2-1, 4.38 ERA); OKC – LHP Fernando Abad (2-0, 4.03 ERA)
ROUND ROCK suffered consecutive losses for only second time since July 22 … fell to 12-19 in series openers … suffered fourth loss in 62 games when leading after seven inning … recorded 10-plus hits for seventh time in last eight games.
CHAD BELL left game leading 3-1 … denied first win since July 18 at Nashville, first win at The Dell Diamond since July 1 vs. New Orleans … held opponent to fewer than two runs for first time since working six shutout innings July 1 vs. New Orleans … did not walk a batter for first time in 11 starts with Express.
JULIO BORBON (2-for-4) five-game hitting streak (.478, 11-for-23) … fourth straight multiple-hit game … 13th multiple-hit outing in last 24 games.
LUIS HERNANDEZ (3-for-5) extended hitting streak to 14 games (.477, 31-for-65) … 11th multiple-hit effort in last 13 games (fifth game with three-plus hits).
JOEY BUTLER (1-for-3, walk) seven-game hitting streak (.333, 11-for-33) … hit safely in 13 of last 15 games (20-for-63) … at least one strikeout in 12 straight games (21 strikeouts) … eighth straight multiple-strikeout game, ninth in last 10 games.
BRAD NELSON (2-for-5) snapped 0-for-11 skid with first-inning single.
MATT KATA (1-for-3) hit safely in six of last seven games … eight RBI over last seven games.
YANGERVIS SOLARTE (0-for-4) second hitless outing in last nine games.
RYAN SPILBORGHS (1-for-4) hit safely in seven of last eight games.
ALBERTO HERNANDEZ (1-for-4) hit safely in all three games with Express (5-for-12).
ROBINZON DIAZ (2-for-4) third multiple-hit effort in three games with Express (6-for-13).
Final: Joey Butler doubled with two outs in the ninth, but that was the last gasp for the Express. Nelson struck out to end the game. Oklahoma City takes the opener 5-4.
Costly Error: Willie Eyre’s throwing error in the eighth leads to three unearned runs. Oklahoma City takes a 5-4 lead with a four-run inning.
It’s never too early to start thinking about next season. See next year’s home schedule here: http://atmilb.com/QNNL1q
38 Special, Redux: Chad Bell finishes the third inning with 38 pitches – matching his mound counterpart’s first-inning total. Express lead 2-0 heading to the bottom of the third inning.
38 Special: Oklahoma City starter Jose Cisnero labors through a 38-pitch bottom of the first that lasts more than 20 minutes. Matt Kata gets a sacrifice fly, pushing E-Train lead to 2-0.
Nelson’s Eleven: Brad Nelson’s first-inning single halts his 0-for-11 skid and gives the Express a 1-0 lead.
Hits Just Keep On Coming: Luis Hernandez extends his hitting streak to 14 games with a first-inning infield single. He is 29-for-61 during the streak.
First Pitch: We got underway at 6:08 p.m.
Express Tracks writers Will Weinstock and Andrew Brown talked with LHP Chad Bell about his most recent start and the different grips he uses on his pitches. Bell is 3-3 with a 4.46 ERA in Round Rock and his next scheduled start is tomorrow at Memphis.
Saturday: LH Chad Bell
Sunday (Game 1): RH Neftali Feliz (rehab)
Sunday (Game 2): RH Justin Grimm
Monday: LH Ben Snyder
Tuesday: LH Zach Jackson