Dukes Game Summaries and Notes -- by Robert Smathers

1999 DUKES GAME SUMMARIES/NOTES - by Robert Smathers
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Final Starting Rotation: Ricky Stone Jamie Arnold Garvin Alston Jeff Williams Robbie Beckett Usual Starters: C Rick Wilkins, Hector Ortiz 1B Kevin Grijak, Wes Chamberlain 2B Adam Riggs 3B Chance Sanford, Shawn Gilbert SS Alex Cora LF Warren Newson, Kevin Grijak CF Shawn Gilbert, Darond Stovall RF Darond Stovall, Brent Cookson Wednesday September 8, 1999 In the PCL Playoffs, the Salt Lake Buzz (Twins) will play the Vancouver Canadians (Athletics). In the other playoff series, the Omaha Golden Spikes (Royals) will play the Oklahoma Redhawks (Rangers). The overall winner of the PCL playoffs will meet the overall winner of the International League playoffs in the 1999 Triple-A World Series to be played in Las Vegas starting September 20th. All games in the Triple-A World Series best-of-five championship series will be seen on ESPN2. Tuesday September 7, 1999 In Dukes news, the Dodgers promoted P Jeff Williams, P Robinson Checo, P Jamie Arnold, P Carlos Perez, IF Juan Castro and IF Alex Cora. The Dukes season is over and the Dodgers felt no rush to promote these players on September 1st due to the fact the Dukes and the Dodgers were not in playoff contention. Missing from the call-ups of those that probably should have been called up were OF Brent Cookson and P Jeff Kubenka and IF Adam Riggs. Wes Chamberlain was selected as the 1999 Dukes Most Popular Player. Shawn Gilbert won the 1999 Jack Perconte Award. Kevin Grijak was named the 1999 Dukes Most Valuable Player. The Dukes finished the season 65-74, in 3rd place 15 games behind the division winner Omaha Golden Spikes in the PCL American Conference Central Division. The Dukes were 32-39 at home, 33-35 on the road, 51-60 in night games, 14-14 in day games, and 3-5 in extra innings in 1999. The Dukes were 59-72 on grass and 6-2 on artificial turf. They went 20-20 in 1-run ballgames. The Dukes drew 304,345 in 68 home dates for an average-per-game attendance of 4,476. On the road (65 dates), 350,683 came out to watch the Dukes as the opposition for an average-per-game of 5,395. The Dukes had a .284 team batting average, 148 homers, 472 walks, 979 strikeouts, 119 stolen bases. The Dukes pitching staff had a 5.32 team ERA, 8 complete games, 5 shutouts, 34 saves, 175 homers, 514 walks given up and 1,023 strikeouts. Dukes leaders: Jeff Williams 9 wins Ricky Stone 10 losses Andy Croghan 2.81 ERA (best for relievers) Robinson Checo 4.33 ERA (best for starters) Jeff Kubenka 51 games (best for relievers) Ricky Stone 27 games (best for starter with no to very rare relief appearances) Jeff Kubenka 11 saves Ricky Stone 205 hits given up Ricky Stone 102 earned runs Ricky Stone 132 strikeouts Ricky Stone 167 innings pitched (4th best in the PCL) Ricky Stone 71 walks (2nd best in the PCL for most walks) Brent Cookson .321 batting average Shawn Gilbert 88 runs scored Adam Riggs 150 hits Shawn Gilbert 35 doubles Alex Cora and Adam Riggs 7 triples Brent Cookson 28 homers Adam Riggs 81 RBI Shawn Gilbert 62 walks Adam Riggs 114 strikeouts Shawn Gilbert and Adam Riggs 25 stolen bases Monday September 6, 1999 Game 4: Albuquerque Sports Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ----------------------------------------------------------- SALT LAKE 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 6 11 0 ALBUQUERQUE 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 4 9 1 SLC: Shane Bowers, J.C. Romero (6), Tony Fiore (8) and Jeff Smith ABQ: Ricky Stone, Garvin Alston (8) and Hector Ortiz WP: J.C. Romero (4-1) LP: Ricky Stone (5-10) SV: Tony Fiore (19) HR: SLC Jeff Smith (1) off Stone in the 7th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO -------------------------------------------------------- Stone (L) 7 1-3 8 5 5 2 4 Alston 1 2-3 3 1 1 0 0 TIME: 2:36 ATT: 5,917 In the final game of the series and of the 1999 season, the Salt Lake City Buzz beat the Albuquerque Dukes 6-4. The Buzz swept the Dukes in the series and the Dukes ended up losing seven out of their last eight games and lost five in a row. Salt Lake, meanwhile, kept their playoff contentions alive with the victory. Combined with a Fresno Grizzlies loss Monday evening, the Buzz are going to the playoffs. Albuquerque got on the scoreboard in the 2nd inning. With the bases loaded, Chance Sanford singled to right scoring Wes Chamberlain. Juan Castro followed Chamberlain around the bases and tried to score but was thrown out in a crash play at home plate for the final out of the inning. Albuquerque led 1-0. In the 3rd inning, Salt Lake scored twice to take a 2-1 lead. Mike Moriarty scored on Midre Cummings RBI single. Later in the inning, Chris Latham scored on David Ortiz's sacrifice fly. In the 5th inning, the Dukes tied the game at 2-2 as Adam Riggs tripled to right center field and scored on Shane Bowers' wild pitch. In the 7th inning, Jeff Smith homered with Jeff Ferguson on base as the Buzz took a 4-2 lead. In the 8th inning, Brian Richardson RBI singled scoring Ortiz as the Buzz took a 5-2 lead. In the bottom of the 8th inning, the Dukes tried making a comeback. Shawn Gilbert doubled down the 3rd base line to drive in Alex Cora. Gilbert scored on Chamberlain's RBI double to left center field as the Dukes cut the defecit to a run at 5-4. Castro came up and did not like one of the ball/strike calls. He soon smacked a ball to Buzz third baseman Brian Richardson for the second out of the inning. Had that batted ball gotten past Richardson, Chamberlain may have been able to score with the game tying run. As Castro left the field on the out, he argued with an umpire and was tossed from the game. Third base coach Mickey Hatcher went to have words with the umpire and he too was tossed. Brent Cookson, acting as first base coach in the game, had his say with the umpire and was ejected from the game as well. The Dukes went quietly the rest of the inning. Salt Lake got an important insurance run in the 9th inning. Smith singled to left and scored on Latham's single to right field as the Buzz built a 6-4 lead. Tony Fiore took care of the Dukes in the bottom of the 9th inning to earn the save. Sunday September 5, 1999 Game 3: Albuquerque Sports Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ----------------------------------------------------------- SALT LAKE 1 0 3 1 1 0 2 0 0 8 13 1 ALBUQUERQUE 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 7 1 SLC: Rob Radlosky, Gus Gandarillas (7), Fred Rath (8) and Matt LeCroy ABQ: Robbie Beckett, Robinson Checo (6), Jeff Kubenka (7) and Hector Ortiz WP: Rob Radlosky (8-4) LP: Robbie Beckett (1-3) HR: SLC Brian Richardson (18) off Beckett in the 3rd inning Steve Hacker (2) off Beckett in the 4th inning David Ortiz (30) off Checo in the 7th inning ABQ Kevin Grijak (18) off Radlosky in the 6th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO -------------------------------------------------------- Beckett (L) 5 8 6 6 6 2 Checo 1 2-3 4 2 2 0 1 Kubenka 2 1-3 1 0 0 1 2 TIME: 3:03 ATT: 2,133 In the third game of the series, the Salt Lake Buzz remained in playoff contention as they defeated the Albuquerque Dukes 8-3 and took a 3-0 series lead. Albuquerque has lost four straight and six out of their last seven games. As for the Buzz, they must win tomorrow and the Fresno Grizzlies must lose if the Buzz are to make the playoffs. Midre Cummings' RBI single in the first inning gave the Buzz a 1-0 lead. In the Albuquerque half of the 1st inning, Shawn Gilbert drove home a run as the Dukes tied the game at 1-1. Albuquerque scored once in the 2nd inning to take a 2-1 lead - Juan Castro drove in DaRond Stovall. In the 3rd inning, Salt Lake scored three times to take a 4-2 lead. Brian Buchanan RBI singled and former-Duke Brian Richardson crushed a two-run homer that landed in the drive-in area beyond the lava rocks. Salt Lake extended their lead to 5-2 in the 4th inning as Steve Hacker solo-homered. Salt Lake scored once more in the 5th inning on Matt LeCroy's sacrifice fly to the warning track. Kevin Grijak solo-homered as the Dukes edged closer at 6-3. In the 7th inning, the Buzz tacked on their final two runs. David Ortiz solo-homered and LeCroy doubled off the outfield fence to drive in a run. In the game, the first field staff (coaches and manager) ejection of the season took place. Dukes pitching coach Dean Trainor was tossed after a heated argument with the home plate umpire. It is not sure if he was frustrated with the strike zone calls or if he was just had anger that he needed to release due to the fact his pitching staff has given up 27 runs and 39 hits in the three games so far in the series with the Buzz. Saturday September 4, 1999 In Dukes news, P Doug Bochtler has been placed on the DL and P Hal Garrett has been promoted from AA San Antonio. . . . P Robinson Checo is on a rehabilitation assignment with the Dukes for the rest of the season. Game 2: Albuquerque Sports Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ----------------------------------------------------------- SALT LAKE 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 6 0 10 13 0 ALBUQUERQUE 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 4 7 0 SLC: Mike Lincoln, Gary Rath (9) and Matt LeCroy ABQ: Jeff Williams, Hal Garrett (6), Johnny Ruffin (8) and Rick Wilkins WP: Mike Lincoln (5-2) LP: Hal Garrett (0-1) HR: SLC Matt LeCroy (10) off Garrett in the 8th inning Midre Cummings (13) off Ruffin in the 8th inning ABQ Kevin Grijak (17) off Lincoln in the 6th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO -------------------------------------------------------- J Williams 5 1-3 8 4 4 2 2 Garrett (L) 2 1-3 3 4 4 2 1 Ruffin 1 1-3 2 2 2 1 1 TIME: 3:05 ATT: 4,207 In the second game of the series, the Salt Lake Buzz used a big, 6-run 8th inning to defeat the Dukes 10-4 and take a 2-0 series lead. The Dukes have lost three straight games. The Dukes are just playing out the final two games of the season, Salt Lake remains in playoff contention. In the 3rd inning, David Ortiz's RBI single gave the Buzz a 1-0 lead. In the 5th inning, the Buzz scored twice more - Ortiz RBI singled and former-Duke Chris Latham drove in a run as the Buzz built a 3-0 lead. Albuquerque scored three times in the bottom of the 5th inning to tie the game. Rick Wilkins tripled in a run, Adam Riggs drove in a run and DaRond Stovall sacrifice flied out. In the 6th inning, Matt LeCroy's sacrifice fly gave the Buzz the lead back at 4-3. In the bottom of the 6th inning, Albuquerque tied up the game at 4-4 as Kevin Grijak solo homered. In the 8th inning, Salt Lake broke the 4-4 tie and put the game away. Matt LeCroy two-run homered and later in the inning Midre Cummings blasted a grand-slam homer. Friday September 3, 1999 Game 1: Albuquerque Sports Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ----------------------------------------------------------- SALT LAKE 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 2 9 13 0 ALBUQUERQUE 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 11 0 SLC: Mark Redman, Kevin Ohme (7), J.C. Romero (9), Tony Fiore (9) and Matthew Lecroy ABQ: Gavin Osteen, Garvin Alston (5), Jeff Kubenka (8) and Rick Wilkins WP: Kevin Ohme (5-2) LP: Garvin Alston (1-2) SV: Tony Fiore (18) HR: SLC Chris Latham (15) off Kubenka in the 9th inning ABQ Brent Cookson (28) off Redman in the 3rd inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO -------------------------------------------------------- Osteen 4 1-3 9 6 6 2 3 Alston (L) 3 1-3 2 1 1 2 2 Kubenka 1 1-3 2 2 2 2 0 TIME: 3:24 ATT: 3,671 In the first game of the last series of the season, the Salt Lake City Buzz defeated the Albuquerque Dukes 9-7 and took a 1-0 series lead. The Dukes have lost two straight games. Salt Lake took a 2-0 lead into the bottom of the 3rd inning. In the bottom of the 3rd inning, the Dukes came up with six runs to take a 6-2 lead. Adam Riggs singled to drive in a run, Shawn Gilbert walked with the bases loaded, and Brent Cookson belted a grand-slam homer. Salt Lake scored in the 4th inning as Dan Cey tripled and later scored, and the Buzz tied the game in the 5th inning. Matt LeCroy'a doubled to drive in two runs accounted for two of the three runs scored in the 5th inning. In the 8th inning, the Buzz broke the tie as David Ortiz drove in a run to make it 7-6 Buzz. In the 9th inning, former-Duke Chris Latham two-run homered to extend the Buzz lead to 9-6. In the bottom of the 9th, Adam Riggs tripled and scored to make it 9-7 Salt Lake but the Dukes were not able to continue the rally. Thursday September 2, 1999 Game 4: Cashman Field 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ----------------------------------------------------------- ALBUQUERQUE 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 10 0 LAS VEGAS 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 7 x 11 18 0 ABQ: Jamie Arnold, Neil Weber (6) and Hector Ortiz LVG: Al Drumheller, Brandon Kolb (7), Will Cunnane (9) and Jimmy Gonzalez, Kevin Lidle WP: Al Drumheller (6-4) LP: Jamie Arnold (0-2) HR: ABQ Juan Castro (7) off Drumheller in the 4th inning LVG George Arias (9) off Weber in the 8th inning Wayne Kirby (10) off Weber in the 8th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO -------------------------------------------------------- Arnold (L) 5 2-3 10 4 4 3 5 Weber 2 1-3 8 7 7 1 2 TIME: 2:55 ATT: 5,388 In the final game of the series and the final game of the last roadtrip of the season, the Las Vegas Stars crushed the Albuquerque Dukes 11-3. Las Vegas took the series 3-1. The defeat also guarantees the Dukes will finish the season below the .500 winning percentage mark. Las Vegas held a 4-3 advantage going into the bottom of the 7th inning. In the 7th inning, the Stars scored seven times to put the game away - Jimmy Gonzalez singled to drive in Gary Matthews Jr., former-Duke Wayne Kirby 3-run homered, George Arias 2-run homered, and Jake Thrower RBI singled in the inning. For the Dukes, DaRond Stovall sacrifice flied out, Juan Castro solo homered, and Brent Cookson drove in a run. Wednesday September 1, 1999 Game 3: Cashman Field 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ----------------------------------------------------------- ALBUQUERQUE 0 1 0 4 1 0 2 0 1 9 12 3 LAS VEGAS 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 9 1 ABQ: Ricky Stone, Johnny Ruffin (8), Jeff Kubenka (9) and Rick Wilkins LVG: Shane Dennis, Brendan Sullivan (6), Stan Spencer (8) and Kevin Lidle WP: Ricky Stone (6-9) LP: Shane Dennis (2-10) HR: LVG Kevin Lidle (2) off Stone in the 7th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO -------------------------------------------------------- Stone (W) 7 8 3 3 2 7 Ruffin 1 1 0 0 0 2 Kubenka 1 0 0 0 1 2 TIME: 3:01 ATT: 3,866 In the third game of the series, the Dukes beat the Las Vegas Stars 9-3 and snapped a two-game losing streak with the victory. Las Vegas still holds a 2-1 series advantage. The Dukes also finally won a game against the Stars in the 1999 season matchups; Las Vegas holds a 6-1 season matchup advantage. Kevin Grijak was the hero for the Dukes on the evening, driving in 6 runs and going 5 for 5. In the 1st inning, Mike Darr's RBI single gave the Stars a 1-0 lead. In the 2nd inning, Grijak doubled to drive in the Dukes first run as the Dukes tied the game at 1-1. The Dukes scored four runs in the 4th inning to take a 5-1 lead. Grijak had a 2-RBI double, Juan Castro drove home a run, and Ricky Stone helped out his cause with a RBI double in the inning. In the 5th inning, Grijak single home Brent Cookson as the Dukes built a 6-1 lead. In the Stars half of the 5th inning, Kevin Lidle doubled and scored on Chris Prieto's groundout. The Dukes held a 6-2 lead. In the 7th inning, Wes Chamberlain's fielders choice scored Adam Riggs and Kevin Grijak drove in a run as the Dukes built a 8-2 lead. In the bottom of the 7th inning, Lidle solo-homered as the Stars moved closer at 8-3. In the 9th inning, Grijak singled to score Chamberlain as the Dukes led by the eventual final score of 9-3. Tuesday August 31, 1999 In Dukes news, although it is not official, the Dodgers have been figuring out who they may be promoting in the September 1st roster expansion. According to published reports, Adam Riggs, Alex Cora and Juan Castro are not expected to be promoted as the Dodgers have too many middle infield players on their active roster. It is expected that the Dodgers will activate Tripp Cromer from the Major League DL and call up Albuquerque pitchers Jeff Kubenka, Jaime Arnold, Jeff Williams and Carlos Perez as well as San Antonio pitcher Eric Gagne. The promotion of Dukes players may not happen until after the season as Albuquerque and the Dodgers are not in playoff contention. As soon as the word is official who will be leaving the Dukes and (assuming a in-season promotion move) who will be promoted to the Dukes, I will report it here. Game 2: Cashman Field 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ----------------------------------------------------------- ALBUQUERQUE 0 3 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 6 11 1 LAS VEGAS 0 0 0 2 0 0 6 0 x 8 8 2 ABQ: Robbie Beckett, Garvin Alston (7) and Hector Ortiz LVG: Carlos Almanzar, Matt Skrmetta (6), Jim Sak (8), Will Cunnane (9) and Jimmy Gonzalez WP: Matt Skremetta (2-1) LP: Garvin Alston (1-1) SV: Will Cunnane (10) HR: ABQ Adam Riggs (13) off Almanzar in the 2nd inning Wes Chamberlain (18) off Almanzar in the 2nd inning Shawn Gilbert (10) off Skremetta in the 7th inning LVG Gary Matthews Jr (10) off Beckett in the 4th inning Dusty Allen (17) off Alston in the 7th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO -------------------------------------------------------- Beckett 6 1-3 6 6 6 6 11 Alston (L) 1 2-3 2 2 2 1 1 TIME: 2:56 ATT: 3,686 In the second game of the series, the Las Vegas Stars for the second night in a row used a big inning to defeat the Dukes. The Stars won 8-6 and took a 2-0 series lead. The Dukes finally ended their long streak of alternating wins and losses; the Dukes have now lost two straight games. Las Vegas has a 6-0 season record against the Dukes in 1999. In the 2nd inning, Adam Riggs' 2-run inside-the-park homer and Wes Chamberlain's solo homer gave the Dukes a 3-0 lead. In the 4th inning, the Stars trimmed the defecit to a run at 3-2 as Gary Matthews Jr. belted a two run homer. In the 5th inning, Brent Cookson's sacrifice fly extended the Dukes lead to 4-2. The Dukes added one more run in the 6th inning as Riggs tripled to drive in Robbie Beckett as the Dukes built a 5-2 lead. In the 7th inning, Gilbert solo-homered to give the Dukes a 6-2 lead. The Stars then went to work. In the bottom of the 7th inning, Jimmy Gonzalez tripled and scored on David Newhan's infield hit. Later in the inning with the bases loaded, George Arias walked as the Stars drew cluser at 6-4. With the bases still loaded, Dusty Allen grand-slam homered as the Stars took a 8-6 lead. Monday August 30, 1999 Game 1: Cashman Field 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ----------------------------------------------------------- ALBUQUERQUE 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 7 1 LAS VEGAS 0 0 1 0 0 6 0 0 x 7 11 0 ABQ: Jeff Williams, Johnny Ruffin (6), Gavin Osteen (8) and Rick Wilkins LVG: Pete Smith, Brandon Kolb (7), Roberto Rivera (9) and Jimmy Gonzalez WP: Pete Smith (5-8) LP: Jeff Williams (9-7) HR: ABQ Brent Cookson (27) off P Smith in the 2nd inning LVG George Arias (8) off Williams in the 6th inning Gary Matthews Jr (9) off Williams in the 6th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO -------------------------------------------------------- Williams (L) 5 2-3 11 7 6 0 2 Ruffin 1 1-3 0 0 0 0 1 Osteen 1 0 0 0 0 1 TIME: 2:25 ATT: 2,990 In the first game of the last roadtrip of the season for the Dukes, the Stars defeated the Dukes 7-3 and took a 1-0 series lead. The Dukes continue to alternate winning and losing games; the trend occurring since August 20th. Brent Cookson solo-homered in the 2nd inning as the Dukes took a 1-0 lead. Las Vegas tied up the game in the 3rd inning as David Newhan singled home a run. Las Vegas broke the 1-1 tie and put the game away in the 6th inning as they scored six times. Highlighting the inning were 2-run homers by George Arias and Gary Matthews Jr. as Las Vegas built a 7-1 advantage. Albuquerque scored once in the 8th inning and once in the 9th inning as Hector Ortiz and DaRond Stovall contributed sacrifice flies. Sunday August 29, 1999 Game 4: Albuquerque Sports Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ----------------------------------------------------------- OMAHA 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 6 9 4 ALBUQUERQUE 0 0 4 0 1 2 0 0 x 7 10 3 OMA: Glendon Rusch, Mark Pisciotta (6), Jaime Bluma (7) and Henry Mercedes ABQ: Carlos Perez, Garvin Alston (7), Jeff Kubenka (9) and Hector Ortiz WP: Carlos Perez (3-3) LP: Marc Pisciotta (0-1) SV: Jeff Kubenka (11) HR: OMA Steve Gibralter (26) off Perez in the 5th inning ABQ Hector Ortiz (6) off Pisciotta in the 6th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO -------------------------------------------------------- Perez (W) 6 5 5 4 1 6 Alston 2 3 1 1 0 0 Kubenka (S) 1 1 0 0 1 1 TIME: 2:53 ATT: 2,543 The Albuquerque Dukes were able to take advantage of charity at the Sports Stadium on Sunday as they beat the Omaha Golden Spikes 7-6. Each team won 2 games in the series. As has been the trend in the last nine games, the Dukes continued to alternate winning and losing ball games. Kit Pellow was the unfortunate soul in the field, committing four errors (two of those errors on the same play). In the 1st inning, Mark Quinn's pop fly ball was misplayed by Albuquerque's Shawn Gilbert and Jeremy Carr scored on the play. Later in the inning, Steve Gibralter scored on Joe Vitiello's double to left center as the Golden Spikes built a 2-0 lead. In the 3rd inning, Albuquerque got on the scoreboard. DaRond Stovall hit a grounder to Pellow - Pellow misplayed the grounder for one error and earned another error on the throw to first base. Adam Riggs later in the inning singled up the center to score Stovall. Alex Cora smacked the ball to Pellow who misplayed it, allowing Hector Ortiz to score and tie the game at 2-2. Riggs scored on Gilbert's base hit to left and Gilbert scored on Brent Cookson's base hit to right field. Albuquerque held a 4-2 advantage. In the 5th inning, a 2-out walk to Carr was followed by Gibralter's homer as the Golden Spikes tied the game at 4-4. In the bottom of the 5th inning, Riggs doubled, moved to third base on Cora's sacrifice bunt misplayed by Pellow, and scored on Gilbert's single as the Dukes re-took the lead at 5-4. In the 6th inning, the Golden Spikes tied the game again. Tony Medrano singled and Pellow scored on the play. In the bottom of the 6th inning, Ortiz two-run homered as the Dukes took a 7-5 lead. In the 7th inning, Carr scored on Quinn's single as the Golden Spikes edged closer at 7-6. Jeff Kubenka worked out of a 9th inning jam as he earned the save. Carlos Perez started for the Dukes and did fairly well in his second pitching start at the Sports Stadium in a Dukes suit. He went 6 innings, giving up 5 hits, 5 runs (4 earned) while walking one and doing the strikeout jiggle dance 6 times. He was knocked out of the game with the last pitch of the 6th inning - a one hop smash hit him. He grabbed the ball and threw to first before going down on the Sports Stadium turf in obvious pain. After a few minutes, he was able to get up and walk off the field. If it were not for the fact Ortiz homered in the Dukes half of the 6th inning, he would have gotten a no-decision. Saturday August 28, 1999 Game 3: Albuquerque Sports Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ----------------------------------------------------------- OMAHA 0 4 0 2 1 0 3 0 0 10 15 2 ALBUQUERQUE 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 7 11 2 OMA: Brian Barber, Dan Rios (6), Jeff D'Amico (8) and Sal Fasano ABQ: Jaime Arnold, Robbie Beckett (5), Neil Weber (7) and Rick Wilkins WP: Brian Barber (9-4) LP: Jaime Arnold (0-1) HR: Kit Pellow (35) off Beckett in the 5th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO -------------------------------------------------------- Arnold (L) 4 8 6 5 1 3 Beckett 2 2-3 5 4 3 1 3 Weber 2 1-3 2 0 0 2 3 TIME: 3:08 ATT: 4,673 In the third game of the series, the Dukes continued their "win one game, lose the next game, win the following game" as they lost this game 10-7. Omaha holds a 2-1 series lead. In the 2nd inning, Omaha built a 4-0 lead. Les Norman, Tony Medrano, Sal Fasano and Jeremy Carr each drove in a run. In the bottom of the 2nd inning, Rick Wilkins 2-RBI doubled and Adam Riggs RBI singled as the Dukes trimmed the defecit to a run at 4-3 Omaha. Omaha scored twice more in the 4th inning to take a 6-3 lead. Mark Quinn and Medrano drove in a run each in the inning. In the 5th inning, Kit Pellow solo-homered as the Golden Spikes increased their lead to 7-3. In a three-run 7th inning, Omaha increased their lead to 10-3 highlighted by Norman sacrifice-fly and Pellow's RBI double. Albuquerque tried to mount a comeback but came up short - the Dukes scored three times in the bottom of the 7th inning and once in the 9th inning. Riggs drove in one more run in that 7th inning. Grijak drove in two runs in the game and Wes Chamberlain added one RBI. Friday August 27, 1999 Game 2: Albuquerque Sports Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ----------------------------------------------------------- OMAHA 0 0 0 4 0 2 1 0 0 7 12 0 ALBUQUERQUE 0 2 0 1 0 1 2 3 x 9 12 1 OMA: Scott Mullen, Scott Ruffcorn (7), Bart Evans (8) and Sal Fasano ABQ: Ricky Stone, Garvin Alston (7), Jeff Kubenka (9) and Rick Wilkins WP: Garvin Alston (1-0) LP: Bart Evans (3-5) SV: Jeff Kubenka (10) HR: OMA Sal Fasano (21) off Stone in the 5th inning ABQ Kevin Grijak (16) off Mullen in the 4th inning Adam Riggs (12) off Evans in the 7th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO -------------------------------------------------------- Stone 6 8 6 6 2 4 Alston (W) 2 2 1 1 1 2 Kubenka (S) 1 2 0 0 0 0 TIME: 2:59 ATT: 5,864 In the second game of the series, the Dukes were able to defeat the Omaha Golden Spikes 9-7 to tie the series at 1-1. The Dukes continue to alternate winning and losing games (doing so for the last 7 games). Omaha, with the defeat, wasn't able to immediately lock up the PCL American Conference Central Division title, but a Colorado Springs loss shortly after the Dukes/Golden Spikes contest ended gave Omaha the title. Albuquerque right now is fighting just to finish the season above the .500 mark. In the 2nd inning, DaRond Stovall's RBI double and Hector Ortiz's bloop single RBI gave the Dukes a 2-0 lead. Omaha scored four times in the 4th inning to take a 4-2 lead as Kit Pellow RBI singled and Sal Fasano doubled with the bases loaded to drive in three runs. In the bottom of the 4th inning, Kevin Grijak solo-homered as the Dukes edged closer at 4-3. Fasano's two-run homer in the 6th inning extended Omaha's lead to 6-3. Albuquerque tallied once in the bottom of the 6th as Omaha held onto a 6-4 lead. In the top of the 7th inning, Steve Gibralter scored on a wild pitch to give Omaha a 7-4 lead. In the bottom of the 7th inning, the Dukes trimmed the defecit to a run. Alex Cora RBI tripled and later scored on a passed ball. In the bottom of the 8th inning, Adam Riggs' three-run homer gave the Dukes the lead and a little bit of breathing room as the Dukes took a 9-7 lead. Thursday August 26, 1999 In Dukes news, the Dodgers signed P Garvin Alston to a minor league contract and assigned him to Albuquerque. Alston was pitching in Taiwan when he signed the Dodger contract. Game 1: Albuquerque Sports Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ----------------------------------------------------------- OMAHA 0 0 1 2 0 0 4 0 1 8 13 1 ALBUQUERQUE 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 5 10 2 OMA: Matt Saier, Jaime Bluma (7), Ken Ray (9) and Henry Mercedes ABQ: Gavin Osteen, Johnny Ruffin (7), Neil Weber (9) and Rick Wilkins WP: Matt Saier (3-3) LP: Gavin Osteen (6-8) HR: OMA Steve Gibralter (25) off Osteen in the 7th inning ABQ DaRond Stovall (10) off Saier in the 2nd inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO -------------------------------------------------------- Osteen (L) 6 1-3 9 6 5 1 0 Ruffin 1 2-3 2 1 0 0 3 Weber 1 2 1 1 0 1 TIME: 2:45 ATT: 4,041 In the first game of the series, Omaha Golden Spikes beat the Albuquerque Dukes 8-5 to take a 1-0 series lead. Albuquerque has lost three out of their last five games. In the 2nd inning, DaRond Stovall's solo homer got the Dukes on the scoreboard. In the 3rd inning, Steve Gilbralter drove home a run as the Golden Spikes tied the game at 1-1. In the 7th inning trailing by 4-3, Gilbralter's 3-run homer and Joe Vitiello's RBI single gave Omaha a 7-4 lead. Mark Quinn, Henry Mercedes, and Jimmie Byington also drove in runs for Omaha in the game. Kevin Grijak and DaRond Stovall each drove in two runs in the game, while Juan Castro drove in one run for the Dukes. Wednesday August 25, 1999 The Dukes (and the rest of the PCL) have the day off. In Dukes news, C Angel Pena has been suspended seven games by Dukes manager Mike Scioscia for "violating team rules". Combined with the fact Pena has a right elbow injury serious enough to put him on the DL, his Dukes season is over. Tuesday August 24, 1999 Game 4: Albuquerque Sports Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ----------------------------------------------------------- VANCOUVER 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 4 12 0 ALBUQUERQUE 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 x 5 8 0 VAN: Brett Laxton, Bill King (6), Luis Vizcaino (8) and Ramon Hernandez ABQ: Carlos Perez, Jeff Kubenka (8) and Hector Ortiz WP: Carlos Perez (2-3) LP: Brett Laxton (12-8) SV: Jeff Kubenka (9) HR: ABQ DaRond Stovall (8) off Laxton in the 2nd inning DaRond Stovall (9) off Laxton in the 4th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO -------------------------------------------------------- Perez (W) 7 8 2 2 3 1 Kubenka 2 4 2 2 0 2 TIME: 2:36 ATT: 2,544 In the final game of the series with the Vancouver Canadians, the Dukes held on to win 5-4. Each team won two games in the series. The Dukes have won three out their last five games. In the series, the Dukes have been eliminated from the PCL Atlantic Conference Central Divison race. Omaha has a 12-game advantage on the Dukes and a 11-game advantage over Colorado Springs. Omaha should be able to wrap up the division crown in the next few games. The Dukes, 62-65 on the season, can just hope to play well enough to finish the season at or above the .500 mark. Carlos Perez made his Sports Stadium debut and pitched well enough to get his second win in a Dukes suit. He went 7 innings, giving up 8 hits, 2 runs, walked 3 and struck out 1. Perez has DaRond Stovall to thank for the run support - Stovall hit a pair of two-run homers. Brent Cookson added a sacrifice fly. Vancouver's Danny Ardoin drove in three runs while Terrence Long drove in a run. Monday August 23, 1999 Game 3: Albuquerque Sports Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ----------------------------------------------------------- VANCOUVER 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 2 8 13 2 ALBUQUERQUE 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 10 0 VAN: Ron Mahay, Anthony Chavez (7), Tim Kubinski (8) and Ramon Hernandez ABQ: Jeff Williams, Jaime Arnold (7), Johnny Ruffin (8) and Rick Wilkins WP: Ron Mahay (7-2) LP: Jeff Williams (9-6) SV: Tim Kubinski (5) HR: VAN Jose Ortiz (8) off Williams in the 6th inning Terrance Long (1) off Arnold in the 7th inning Ramon Hernandez (13) off Ruffin the 9th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO -------------------------------------------------------- Williams (L) 6 6 3 3 2 6 Arnold 1 2-3 6 3 3 1 0 Ruffin 1 1-3 1 2 2 1 1 TIME: 3:16 ATT: 4,052 In the third game of the series, the Vancouver Canadians beat the Albuquerque Dukes 8-3. The Canadians clinched the PCL Pacific Conference North Division title with this victory over the Dukes. The Dukes have lost six out of their last ten games. In the 2nd inning, DaRond Stovall's RBI double made it 1-0 Albuquerque. In the 6th inning, Jose Ortiz's three-run homer put the Canadians on the scoreboard and instantaneously gave the Canadians a 3-1 lead. In the 7th inning, Terrence Long belted a solo homer and Mike Neill RBI singled as the Canadians built a 5-1 lead. In the 8th inning, Eric Martins singled to drive home a run as the Canadians increased the lead to 6-1. In the bottom of the 8th inning, the Dukes put two runs on the board to make it 6-3 Vancouver. In the 9th inning, Ramon Hernandez's two-run homer gave the Canadians a 8-3 lead. Sunday August 22, 1999 In Dukes news, P Matt Herges was promoted to the Dodgers while the Dodgers demoted P Jaime Arnold. Game 2: Albuquerque Sports Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ----------------------------------------------------------- VANCOUVER 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 8 9 4 ALBUQUERQUE 2 1 1 0 1 2 3 0 x 10 15 0 VAN: Tim Manwiller, Luis Vizcaino (6), Benito Baez (7) and Brian Luderer ABQ: Robbie Beckett, Andy Croghan (6), Jeff Kubenka (8) and Hector Ortiz WP: Andy Croghan (2-1) LP: Luis Vizcaino (0-1) SV: Jeff Kubenka (8) HR: VAN Mario Encarnacion (2) off Beckett in the 2nd inning ABQ Juan Castro (6) off Manwiller in the 1st inning Brent Cookson (26) off Manwiller in the 5th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO -------------------------------------------------------- Beckett 5 6 7 7 6 4 Croghan (W) 2 2 0 0 1 4 Kubenka (S) 2 1 1 1 2 1 TIME: 3:16 ATT: 2,763 In the second game of the series, the Dukes beat the Vancouver Canadians 10-8 and tied the series at 1-1. The loss spoiled the Canadians chance to celebrate the PCL Pacific Conference North Division title. Due to the fact Tacoma won Sunday, the Canadians will clinch the title when they win another game or when Tacoma loses a game. Robbie Beckett made an emergency start for the Dukes due to Matt Herges' callup to the Dodgers. Beckett was hit hard by the Canadians, yielding seven runs in the first two innings. In the 1st inning, Mike Neill RBI singled, Ricky Freeman RBI doubled, and Mario Encarnacion's sacrifice fly gave the Canadians a 3-0 lead. In the bottom of the 1st inning, Juan Castro solo-homered and Shawn Gilbert drove in a run with a sacrifice fly as the Dukes trimmed the defecit to 3-2. In the 2nd inning, the Canadians scored four more times. Neill drove in a run with a double and Encarnacion three-run homered as Vancouver took a 7-2 lead. In the bottom of the 2nd inning, Hector Ortiz doubled to drive in DaRond Stovall as the Dukes trailed 7-3. In the bottom of the 3rd inning, the Dukes tallied once again. Alex Cora doubled and scored on Warren Newson's RBI single. In the bottom of the 5th inning, Brent Cookson solo-homered as the Dukes edged closer at 7-5. The Dukes tied the game at 7-7 in the 6th inning. Castro and Cookson had RBI singles. In the bottom of the 7th inning, the Dukes took the lead. Cora singled to drive in Stovall and Ortiz. Canadians center-fielder Terrence Long committed two errors to allow Cora to end up on third base and Chance Sanford to score. Long bobbled the ball upon fielding the single and misfired the ball to catcher Brian Luderer as Sanford came dashing towards home plate from third base. Albuquerque held a 10-7 lead. In the 8th inning, Neill's sacrifice fly brought Vancouver closer at 10-8 but Jeff Kubenka shut the door on the Canadians after that as he earned the save. Saturday August 21, 1999 Game 1: Albuquerque Sports Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ----------------------------------------------------------- VANCOUVER 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 9 1 ALBUQUERQUE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 VAN: Kevin Jarvis, Anthony Chavez (9) and Danny Ardoin ABQ: Ricky Stone, Johnny Ruffin (8), Jeff Kubenka (9) and Rick Wilkins WP: Kevin Jarvis (9-2) LP: Ricky Stone (5-9) Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO -------------------------------------------------------- Stone (L) 7 8 4 4 1 5 Ruffin 1 1 0 0 1 1 Kubenka 1 0 0 0 1 0 TIME: 2:45 ATT: 6,571 In the first game of the homestand, the Dukes were shut out by the Vancouver Canadians 4-0 as the Canadians took a 1-0 series lead. The Dukes have lost four out of their last five games. Kevin Jarvis and Anthony Chavez combined on the shutout. Combined they only gave up 7 hits while walking 2 and striking out 7 Dukes batters. Danny Ardoin drove in two runs while Terrence Long and Ricky Freeman drove in a run each for the Canadians. Friday August 20, 1999 Game 4: Tucson Electric Park 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ----------------------------------------------------------- ALBUQUERQUE 6 0 0 0 4 0 1 3 0 14 14 0 TUCSON 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 1 4 10 16 0 ABQ: Gavin Osteen, Neil Weber (6), Andy Croghan (9) and Rick Wilkins TUC: David Tuttle, Dan Carlson (1), Chris Clemons (5), Terry Bross (8) and Ken Huckaby WP: Gavin Osteen (6-7) LP: David Tuttle (2-5) HR: ABQ DaRond Stovall (4) off Carlson in the 1st inning Warren Newson (8) off Clemons in the 5th inning Kevin Grijak (15) off Bross in the 8th inning TUC Edwin Diaz (11) off Weber in the 6th inning Turner Ward (3) off Weber in the 9th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO -------------------------------------------------------- Osteen (W) 5 6 2 2 3 5 Weber 3 2-3 10 8 8 2 3 Croghan 1-3 0 0 0 0 0 TIME: 3:21 ATT: 6,588 In the final game of the series with the Tucson Sidewinders and the final game of the 12-game roadtrip, the Dukes were able to salvage one win in the 4-game series as they won 14-10. Albuquerque snapped a three game losing streak. Albuquerque got to Tucson starter David Tuttle in the 1st inning. Highlights of the six-run inning included DaRond Stovall's three-run homer and Warren Newson's two-RBI double. Tuttle only lasted one out in the first inning, giving up 5 runs and 3 hits while walking 2 Dukes. Newson's grand-slam in the 5th inning gave Albuquerque a 10-2 lead. Dukes reliever Neil Weber drew a bases-loaded walk in the 7th inning as the Dukes took a 11-5 lead. In the 8th inning, Kevin Grijak blasted a three-run homer as the Dukes built a 14-5 lead. In the contest, Tucson's Edwin Diaz three-run homered and added a sacrifice fly as he drove in four runs in the game. Turner Ward also drove in four runs in the game for the Sidewinders (a two-RBI single and a two-run homer). Former- Duke Ken Huckaby and Jason Conti drove in a single run each. Thursday August 19, 1999 Game 3: Tucson Electric Park 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ----------------------------------------------------------- ALBUQUERQUE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 TUCSON 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 x 6 11 0 ABQ: Carlos Perez and Hector Ortiz TUC: Nelson Figueroa, Erik Sabel (7) and Ken Huckaby WP: Nelson Figueroa (9-5) LP: Carlos Perez (1-3) SV: Erik Sabel (2) HR: TUC Jarrod Patterson (10) off Perez in the 3rd inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO -------------------------------------------------------- Perez (L) 8 11 6 4 2 1 TIME: 2:38 ATT: 2,575 In the third game of the series, the Tucson Sidewinders shut out the Dukes 6-0 and took a 3-0 series lead. Albuquerque has lost three straight games after having won two straight games before that. Carlos Perez once again took the loss for the Dukes. He gave up 11 hits and 4 earned runs as he gave the bullpen the night off. It is his third consecutive loss after having won his first game in a Dukes suit. Jarrod Patterson solo-homered for the Sidewinders, while Walt White drove in two runs and Desi Wilson and former-Dukes Chip Sell and Ken Huckaby drove in a run each. Wednesday August 18, 1999 Game 2: Tucson Electric Park 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ----------------------------------------------------------- ALBUQUERQUE 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 4 12 2 TUCSON 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 3 x 8 12 0 ABQ: Jeff Williams, Doug Bochtler (7), Jeff Kubenka (7) and Rick Wilkins TUC: Vicente Padilla, Chris Clemons (7), Ed Vosberg (8) and Ken Huckaby WP: Chris Clemons (6-4) LP: Doug Bochtler (3-4) SV: Ed Vosberg (5) HR: ABQ Adam Riggs (11) off Padilla in the 1st inning Shawn Gilbert (9) off Padilla in the 7th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO -------------------------------------------------------- Williams 6 1-3 8 4 4 3 2 Bochtler (L) 1-3 0 1 0 1 1 Kubenka 1 1-3 4 3 2 1 3 TIME: 3:04 ATT: 1,501 In the second game of the series, the Sidewinders used a 3-run 8th inning to put away the Dukes 8-4 and Tucson took a 2-0 series lead with the win. The Dukes have lost two straight and three out of the last five games. In the 1st inning, Adam Riggs solo homered as the Dukes took a 1-0 lead. In the 2nd inning, Rick Wilkins' RBI made it 2-0 Albuquerque. Albuquerque broke a 2-2 tie in the 5th inning when Juan Castro doubled to score a run. Albuquerque broke another tie in the 7th inning as Shawn Gilbert solo homered to make it 4-3 Albuquerque. Tucson scored twice in the bottom of the 7th inning to take a 5-4 lead - former-Duke Ken Huckaby singled to drive in the game tying run and Keith Johnson scored on an error to break the tie. Tucson added three insurance runs in the 8th inning. Tuesday August 17, 1999 Game 1: Tucson Electric Park 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E ---------------------------------------------------------------- ALBUQUERQUE 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 9 3 TUCSON 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 12 0 ABQ: Matt Herges, Andy Croghan (5), Neil Weber (7), Johnny Ruffin (8), Jeff Kubenka (10), Robbie Beckett (11) and Hector Ortiz TUC: Chris Michalak, Byung-Hyun Kim (6), Erik Sabel (8), Jason Boyd (9) and Ken Huckaby WP: Jason Boyd (6-4) LP: Robbie Beckett (1-2) HR: ABQ Brent Cookson (25) off Michalek in the 1st inning Kevin Grijak (14) off Michalek in the 2nd inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO -------------------------------------------------------- Herges 4 5 4 4 2 1 Croghan 2 2 1 1 0 0 Weber 1 1 0 0 2 0 Ruffin 2 0 0 0 1 3 Kubenka 1 1 0 0 1 0 Beckett (L) 1-3 3 1 1 0 1 TIME: 3:33 ATT: 2,483 In the first game of the series against the Tucson Sidewinders, the Sidewinders took extra innings to beat the Dukes 6-5. The 11-inning loss ended a Dukes two-game winning streak. Brent Cookson two-run homered and Kevin Grijak solo-homered for the Dukes. In the 8th inning, Hector Ortiz scored on a wild pitch and Shawn Gilbert's RBI single tied the game at 5-5. Jarrod Patterson, Ernie Young, Desi Wilson and Chip Sell all drove in a run for the Sidewinders in the contest. In the 11th inning, Patterson's RBI single scored Jason Conti with the game winning run. Monday August 16, 1999 Game 4: Telus Field 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ----------------------------------------------------------- ALBUQUERQUE 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 4 10 0 EDMONTON 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 8 2 ABQ: Ricky Stone, Robbie Beckett (8), Doug Bochtler (9) and Rick Wilkins EDM: Norm Montoya, Geoff Edsell (6), Scott Brow (8), Juan Alvarez (9) and Bret Hemphill WP: Ricky Stone (5-8) LP: Scott Brow (1-6) SV: Doug Bochtler (3) HR: EDM Norm Hutchins (7) off Stone in the 1st inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO -------------------------------------------------------- Stone (W) 7 1-3 7 3 3 4 5 Beckett 2-3 1 0 0 0 1 Bochtler (S) 1 0 0 0 0 2 TIME: 2:32 ATT: 6,380 In the last game of the series, the Dukes edged the Edmonton Trappers 4-3 and took the series 3-1. The Dukes have won two straight games. Edmonton grabbed a quick 2-0 lead in the 1st inning as Norm Hutchins homered and Bret Hemphill RBI singled. In the 3rd inning, Adam Riggs RBI single cut the Dukes defecit to a run at 2-1. In the 4th inning, the Dukes tied the game at 2-2 as Juan Castro singled to drive in a run. In the 8th inning, Riggs drove in a run and later in the inning Hector Ortiz scored on Shawn Gilbert's fielders choice double play to give the Dukes an insurance run as the Dukes took a 4-2 lead. Chris Pritchett doubled to drive in a run in the 8th inning as the Trappers crept closer at 4-3 but Doug Bochtler took care of the Trappers in the 9th inning to earn the save. Sunday August 15, 1999 Game 3: Telus Field 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ----------------------------------------------------------- ALBUQUERQUE 0 0 0 1 3 6 0 0 0 10 13 0 EDMONTON 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 7 1 ABQ: Gavin Osteen, Jeff Kubenka (6), Johnny Ruffin (8), Doug Bochtler (9) and Rick Wilkins EDM: Ramon Ortiz, Keith Troutman (6), Juan Alvarez (6), Geoff Edsell (8), Scott Brow (9) and Bret Hemphill WP: Gavin Osteen (5-7) LP: Ramon Ortiz (5-3) HR: ABQ Alex Cora (4) off Ortiz in the 5th inning Brent Cookson (23) off Ortiz in the 5th inning Rick Wilkins (8) off Troutman in the 6th inning Brent Cookson (24) off Troutman in the 6th inning Kevin Grijak (13) off Alvarez in the 6th inning EDM Tomas Perez (3) off Osteen in the 5th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO -------------------------------------------------------- Osteen (W) 5 2-3 5 1 1 1 3 Kubenka 1 1-3 1 0 0 0 1 Ruffin 1 1 0 0 0 1 Bochtler 1 0 0 0 1 0 TIME: 2:44 ATT: 5,822 In the third game of the series, the Dukes turned the tables from the night before's blowout loss as they got their revenge on the Edmonton Trappers 10-1 and took a 2-1 series lead. Albuquerque used the long ball often in the game, homering five times off three different Trapper pitchers. Brent Cookson homered twice and drove in 3 total runs in the game. Alex Cora and Rick Wilkins each contributed two-run homers, while Kevin Grijak solo-homered. Cora also drove in a run with a sacrifice fly and Warren Newson added a RBI for the Dukes. Tomas Perez solo-homered for the Trappers only run in the game. Saturday August 14, 1999 In Dukes news, P Matt Herges was demoted by the Dodgers when the Dodgers activated IF Eric Young off the major league DL. Game 2: Telus Field 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ----------------------------------------------------------- ALBUQUERQUE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 EDMONTON 0 0 0 4 3 0 2 3 x 12 15 0 ABQ: Carlos Perez, Neil Weber (7), Robbie Beckett (8) and Hector Ortiz EDM: Shad Williams, Juan Alvarez (9) and Jim Foster WP: Shad Williams (3-3) LP: Carlos Perez (1-2) HR: Reggie Williams (6) off Perez in the 4th inning Steve Decker (14) off Weber in the 7th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO -------------------------------------------------------- C Perez (L) 6 10 7 7 3 5 Weber 1 3 2 2 0 0 Beckett 1 2 3 3 2 1 TIME: 2:38 ATT: 5,893 In the second game of the series, the Edmonton Trappers demolished the Dukes 12-0 and tied the series at 1-1. Albuquerque snapped a two-game winning streak. Shad Williams was in total control of the Dukes in the contest - he took a no-hitter into the 9th inning, giving up a leadoff single to Chance Sanford. Juan Alvarez relieved Williams at that point and finished off the Dukes. Edmonton's Reggie Williams two-run homered and had 3 total RBI in the game. Steve Decker solo homered while Chris Pritchett, Keith Luuloa, Jim Foster and Jovino Carvajal each drove in 2 runs for the Trappers in the blowout. Carlos Perez was the beneficiary of the loss once gain, going 6 innings and giving up 10 hits and 7 runs. It is the second straight outing that he has given up more runs than innings pitched after having had a splendid first outing for the Dukes on August 3rd (giving up only 1 run in 6 innings of work that evening). Friday August 13, 1999 Game 1: Telus Field 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ----------------------------------------------------------- ALBUQUERQUE 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 8 0 EDMONTON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 ABQ: Jeff Williams and Rick Wilkins EDM: Scott Schoenweis, Steve Mintz (8) and Jim Foster WP: Jeff Williams (9-5) LP: Scott Schoenweis (1-2) HR: Brent Cookson (22) off Schoenweis in the 2nd inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO -------------------------------------------------------- Williams (W) 9 5 0 0 2 8 TIME: 2:19 ATT: 6,451 In the first game of the series in Edmonton, the Dukes beat the Edmonton Trappers 3-0 and took a 1-0 series lead. The Dukes have won 2 games in a row. Jeff Williams was the best performer in the contest - he became the first Duke this season to pitch a complete game shutout. He gave up only 5 hits, walked 2, and struck out 8 Trappers. In the 2nd inning, Brent Cookson solo-homered as the Dukes took a 1-0 lead. In the 6th inning, Juan Castro drove home a run to make it 2-0 and in the 7th inning, DaRond Stovall doubled and scored to extend the Dukes lead to 3-0. Thursday August 12, 1999 In Dukes news, the Dodgers recalled P Mike Judd and demoted P Jeff Kubenka to the Dukes. . . . OF Brent Cookson has been activated from the DL. The Dukes games in Calgary tonight have been postponed due to rain and will not be made up. The Dukes were have to resumed a game suspended by rain on August 11, 1999 as well as play the regularly scheduled game for Thursday. The Dukes and Cannons each won 1 game in the rain-shortened series. The Dukes begin a 4 game series against the Edmonton Trappers in Edmonton tomorrow. Wednesday August 11, 1999 The Dukes game in Calgary against the Calgary Cannons was suspended due to rain wtih the score tied at 2-2 in the bottom of the 3rd inning. The game will be resumed before the regularly scheduled game on August 12, 1999. Tuesday August 10, 1999 Game 2: Burns Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ----------------------------------------------------------- ALBUQUERQUE 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 6 1 CALGARY 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 1 ABQ: Gavin Osteen, Johnny Ruffin (6), Doug Bochtler (8) and Angel Pena CAL: Brent Billingsley, Dario Perez (8), Archie Corbin (9) and Ramon Castro WP: Gavin Osteen (4-7) LP: Brent Billingsley (1-7) SV: Doug Bochtler (2) HR: ABQ Angel Pena (1) off Billingsley in the 6th inning CAL Derrek Lee (10) off Osteen in the 4th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO -------------------------------------------------------- Osteen (W) 5 2-3 4 2 2 0 1 Ruffin 1 2-3 1 0 0 1 3 Bochtler (S) 1 2-3 0 0 0 0 3 TIME: 2:33 ATT: 4,218 In the second game of the series, the Dukes defeated the Calgary Cannons 3-2 and tied the series at 1-1. The Dukes have won two of their last five games. In the 3rd inning, Adam Riggs walked, moved to third on Alex Cora's single and scored on an error to give the Dukes a 1-0 lead. That lead was short-lived as Calgary's Derrek Lee two-run homered in the bottom of the 4th inning to give the Cannons a 2-1 lead. Angel Pena belted a two-run homer in the 6th inning as the Dukes regained the lead at 3-2. Gavin Osteen started for the Dukes in Mike Judd's starting rotation spot as Judd was recalled by the Los Angeles Dodgers and will make a start for the Dodgers on Thursday in Montreal. Kevin Grijak came into the game as a late-inning replacement. He went 0 for 1 so his 11 consecutive game hitting streak came to an end. Monday August 9, 1999 Game 1: Burns Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ----------------------------------------------------------- ALBUQUERQUE 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 5 9 1 CALGARY 0 0 5 1 1 0 0 0 x 7 11 0 ABQ: Carlos Perez, David West (6) and Hector Ortiz CAL: Jason Grilli, Vic Darensbourg (8), Chad Ludwick (9) and Ramon Castro WP: Jason Grilli (1-6) LP: Carlos Perez (1-1) SV: Eric Ludwick (13) HR: ABQ Adam Riggs (10) off Grilli in the 7th inning CAL Benji Gil (11) off Perez in the 3rd inning Tim Hyers (2) off Perez in the 3rd inning Derrek Lee (9) off Perez in the 5th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO -------------------------------------------------------- Perez (L) 5 9 7 7 1 1 West 3 2 0 0 0 2 TIME: 2:30 ATT: 4,528 In the first game of a roadtrip, the Dukes fell to the Calgary Cannons 7-5. Calgary took a 1-0 series lead with the victory. Carlos Perez returned to his losing ways in this contest - he gave up 7 earned runs and 9 hits in 5 innings of work. He was hurt most by the long ball - he gave up three in the game. Kevin Grijak drove home a run in the 1st inning to give Albuquerque a 1-0 lead. Grijak extended his consecutive game hitting streak to 11 games. In the 2nd inning, Adam Riggs singled to drive in a run to give the Dukes a 2-0 advantage. Perez was rocked for five runs in the 3rd inning - Benji Gil three-run homered and Tim Hyers blasted a two run homer as Calgary took a 5-2 lead. In the 4th inning, Calgary's Amaury Garcia tripled home a run to make it 6-2 Cannons. Derrek Lee solo-homered in the 5th inning to extend the Cannons lead to 7-2. Grijak's RBI groundout in the 6th inning made it 7-3 Calgary. Adam Riggs two-run homered in the 7th inning to make it 7-5 Calgary and the Dukes went down quietly the rest of the game. Sunday August 8, 1999 Game 4: Albuquerque Sports Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ---------------------------------------------------------- EDMONTON 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 3 ALBUQUERQUE 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 x 6 11 1 EDM: Scott Schoeneweis, Geoff Edsell (5), Juan Alvarez (7) and Jim Foster ABQ: Robbie Beckett, Andy Croghan (7), Doug Bochtler (8) and Angel Pena WP: Robbie Beckett (1-1) LP: Geoff Edsell (0-4) SV: Doug Bochtler (1) Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO -------------------------------------------------------- Beckett (W) 6 4 2 2 5 9 Croghan 1 0 0 0 0 1 Bochtler (S) 2 0 0 0 0 0 TIME: 3:04 ATT: 3,475 In the final of the 4-game series at the Sports Stadium, Albuquerque defeated the Edmonton Trappers 6-2. The victory snapped a two-game losing streak. Both teams won 2 games in the series. Hector Ortiz and Alex Cora drove in runs with sacrifice flies, Adam Riggs tripled and scored in two different innings, and Shawn Gilbert, Angel Pena, and Juan Castro each drove in a run for the Dukes. Keith Luuloa and Tomas Perez each drove in a run for the Trappers. Cora had his 13-game hitting streak come to an end. Saturday August 7, 1999 Game 3: Albuquerque Sports Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ----------------------------------------------------------- EDMONTON 0 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 6 11 0 ALBUQUERQUE 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 5 11 2 EDM: Lou Pote, Scott Brow (7), Steve Mintz (9) and Bret Hemphill ABQ: Jeff Williams, Andy Croghan (5), Johnny Ruffin (7), Neil Weber (8) and Angel Pena WP: Scott Brow (1-5) LP: Neil Weber (1-2) SV: Steve Mintz (5) HR: EDM Jovino Carvajal (5) off Weber in the 9th inning ABQ DaRond Stovall (3) off Pote in the 6th inning Chance Sanford (8) off Pote in the 7th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO -------------------------------------------------------- J Williams 4 1-3 9 5 4 1 4 Croghan 1 2-3 1 0 0 0 2 Ruffin 1 2-3 0 0 0 0 1 Weber (L) 1 1-3 1 1 1 1 1 TIME: 3:22 ATT: 9,116 In the third game of the series, Edmonton used top-of-the-9th- inning heroics to defeat the Dukes 6-5 and take a 2-1 series lead. The Dukes have lost two straight games. Angel Pena stroked a 2-RBI single in the 1st inning as the Dukes took a 2-0 lead. Edmonton scored three times in the 2nd inning to take a 3-2 lead. Edmonton added two more runs in the 5th inning to make it 5-2 Trappers. DaRond Stovall solo-homered in the 6th inning to make it 5-3 and the Dukes tied it up in the bottom of the 7th inning. Chance Sanford solo-homered and Alex Cora ripped a RBI double to tie the game at 5-5. Cora extended his hitting streak to 13 games. In the top of the 9th inning, Jovino Carvajal solo homered off Dukes reliever Neil Weber to break a 5-5 tie and Steve Mintz quietly set down the Dukes in the bottom of the 9th inning to preserve the victory. Friday August 6, 1999 In Dukes news, OF Shawn Gilbert has rejoined the Dukes after playing for the USA in the Pan American Games. Darond Stovall, at least for now, remains with the Dukes. . . . IF Tripp Cromer has rejoined the Dodgers after serving a rehabilitation stint with the Dukes. Game 1: Albuquerque Sports Stadium (completion of suspended game from August 5, 1999) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ---------------------------------------------------------- EDMONTON 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 6 2 ALBUQUERQUE 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 1 x 6 9 0 EDM: Ramon Ortiz, Reggie Williams (3), Geoff Edsell (7) and Bret Hemphill ABQ: Mike Judd, Gavin Osteen (4), Robbie Beckett (8), Doug Bochtler (9) and Rick Wilkins WP: Gavin Osteen (3-7) LP: Reggie Williams (2-3) HR: ABQ DaRond Stovall (2) off Williams in the 4th inning Wes Chamberlain (17) off Williams in the 6th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO -------------------------------------------------------- Judd 3 3 0 0 0 2 Osteen (W) 4 3 1 1 1 2 Beckett 1 0 0 0 1 2 Bochtler 1 0 0 0 0 1 TIME: 2:38 In the resumption of a game suspended due to rain in the 3rd inning on August 5, 1999, the Dukes beat the Edmonton Trappers 6-1 and took a 1-0 series lead. The Dukes have won 3 games in a row after having lost the previous 6 games before that. Albuquerque's DaRond Stovall three-run homered in the 4th inning to give Albuquerque a 3-0 lead. Edmonton scored in the 5th inning when Tomas Perez's fielder's choice drove in a run. Wes Chamberlain solo-homerd in the 6th inning to extend the Dukes lead to 4-1. Adam Riggs and Warren Newson drove in runs in the 7th and 8th inning to make it 6-1 Albuquerque. Alex Cora extended his hitting streak to 11 games while Juan Castro saw his hitting streak end at 14 games by going 0 for 3. Game 2: Albuquerque Sports Stadium (Regularly scheduled game) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E ---------------------------------------------------------- EDMONTON 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 4 6 0 ALBUQUERQUE 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 1 EDM: Jarrod Washburn and Jim Foster ABQ: Ricky Stone and Angel Pena WP: Jarrod Washburn (1-4) LP: Ricky Stone (4-8) HR: EDM Jeff Davanon (2) off Stone in the 7th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO -------------------------------------------------------- Stone (L) 7 6 4 3 5 2 TIME: 1:57 ATT: 16,437 (8/5 and 8/6 attendance total) In the regularly scheduled game for Friday, Jarrod Washburn out-dueled Ricky Stone as the Edmonton Trappers defeated the Dukes 4-1. The Dukes snapped a three-game winning streak with the defeat. The 4-game series is tied at 1-1. Keith Luuloa drove home a run in the 2nd inning as Edmonton took a 1-0 lead. In the 4th inning, Angel Pena doubled home a run as the Dukes tied the game at 1-1. Mike Stone singled home a run in the 6th inning as Edmonton regained the lead at 2-1. Jeff Davanon's two-run homer gave Edmonton some insurance runs in the 7th inning. Washburn went all seven innings, giving up 3 hits and a run while walking one and striking out 10 Dukes. Stone, on the other hand, gave up 3 earned runs and 6 hits in his seven innigs of work while walking more than he struck out (5 walks, 2 strikeouts). Alex Cora extended his consecutive game hitting streak to 12 games, going 1 for 3. Thursday August 5, 1999 The Dukes game at the Sports Stadium against the Edmonton Trappers was suspended due to rain in the 3rd inning with the game tied at 0-0. The game will be resumed at 5 p.m. before the regularly scheduled Friday game. Wednesday August 4, 1999 No games are scheduled today in the Pacific Coast League. Albuquerque returns home Thursday August 5th to face the Edmonton Trappers. Tuesday August 3, 1999 In Dukes news, OF Dave Clark has announced his retirement. Game 4: Sky Sox Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E ---------------------------------------------------------- ALBUQUERQUE 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 6 0 COLORADO SPRINGS 0 0 0 1 0 0 x 1 3 0 NOTE: Game called due to rain with 2 outs in the top of the 7th inning ABQ: Carlos Perez and Hector Ortiz CSP: John Thomson and Mark Strittmatter WP: Carlos Perez (1-0) LP: John Thomson (0-2) Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO -------------------------------------------------------- Perez (W) 6 3 1 1 0 0 TIME: 1:32 ATT: 2,782 In the final game of the series, the Dukes won a rain-shortened game 2-1 and earned a 2-2 series split with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. The Dukes have won 2 straight games after losing 6 in a row. Carlos Perez made his Dukes debut after being demoted by the Dodgers last week. Perez pitched 6 inning, giving up 3 hits and 1 run. He walked and struck out none. A much better performance than his last Dodger outing when he was shelled by the Arizona Diamondbacks at Bank One Ballpark July 23rd. Jim Tatum's sacrifice fly in the 4th inning gave the Sky Sox a 1-0 lead. Kevin Grijak's double scored Perez and Alex Cora as the Dukes took a 2-1 lead in the 6th inning. The rains came in the top of the 7th inning and the game was finally called with 2 outs while the Dukes were batting. Alex Cora reached base safely to extend his hitting streak to 10 games. Juan Castro also reached base to extend his hitting streak to 14 games. Monday August 2, 1999 Game 3: Sky Sox Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ---------------------------------------------------------- ALBUQUERQUE 1 2 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 7 14 0 COLORADO SPRINGS 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 9 1 ABQ: Jeff Williams, Andy Croghan (6), Neil Weber (7), Johnny Ruffin (9) and Rick Wilkins CSP: Steve Shoemaker, Mark Holzemer (7), Rigo Beltran (8), Jim Stoops (9) and Ben Patrick, Mark Strittmatter WP: Jeff Williams (8-5) LP: Steve Shoemaker (2-4) HR: ABQ Kevin Grijak (12) off Shoemaker in the 7th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO -------------------------------------------------------- Williams (W) 5 2-3 6 3 3 3 8 Croghan 1-3 0 0 0 0 1 Weber 2 1 0 0 0 2 Ruffin 1 2 1 1 1 0 TIME: 3:12 ATT: 2,501 In the third game of the series, the Albuquerque Dukes beat the Colorado Springs Sky Sox 7-4. The victory snapped a 6-game Dukes losing streak. The Dukes scored once in the 1st inning and twice in the 2nd inning. In the 2nd inning, Jeff Williams singled in a run and later scored on a wild pitch as the Dukes built a 3-0 lead. The Sky Sox tied the game in the 3rd inning - the highlight of the three run inning was a two-run RBI single by J.R. Phillips. In the 4th inning, DaRond Stovall RBI singled as the Dukes took a 4-3 lead. In the 6th inning, Kevin Grijak solo homered to extend the Dukes lead to 5-3. In the 7th inning, Adam Riggs scored on the front end of a double steal and Wes Chamberlain drove in a run with a single as the Dukes took a 7-3 lead. The Sky Sox added a run in the bottom of the 9th inning to make it the final score of 7-4 Albuquerque. Juan Castro extended his hitting streak to 13 games and Alex Cora extended his hitting streak to 9 games. Sunday August 1, 1999 In Dukes news, C Paul LoDuca was promoted to the Dodgers when the Dodgers demoted struggling, platooning C Angel Pena. . . . P David West has joined the Dukes roster. I will try to do some research to find out if this is the same David West that was a pitcher with the Mets and played in the Mets minor league chain about a decade ago. Game 1 (DH Game 1): Sky Sox Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E -------------------------------------------------------- ALBUQUERQUE 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 5 9 2 COLORADO SPRINGS 1 0 2 1 4 1 x 9 12 0 ABQ: Ricky Stone, Andy Croghan (6) and Paul LoDuca, Hector Ortiz CSP: Luther Hackman, David Wainhouse (7) and Ben Patrick WP: Luther Hackman (5-4) LP: Ricky Stone (4-6) HR: CSP Jim Tatum (10) off Stone in the 3rd inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO -------------------------------------------------------- Stone (L) 5 9 8 4 3 6 Croghan 1 3 1 1 0 1 TIME: 2:32 In the first game of the doubleheader, the Colorado Springs Sky Sox beat the Dukes 9-5 and took a 1-0 series lead. The Dukes have lost five games in a row. Jim Tatum hit a 2-run homer and had a run scoring single for the Sky Sox. Chris Petersen drove in three total runs by doubling twice. Ben Patrick and J.R. Phillips also drove in a run for the Sky Sox. Alex Cora drove in 3 runs for the Dukes while Juan Castro and Dave Clark drove in a run each. Game 2 (DH Game 2): Sky Sox Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E -------------------------------------------------------- ALBUQUERQUE 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 5 11 0 COLORADO SPRINGS 1 0 4 0 2 0 x 7 9 0 ABQ: David West, Gavin Osteen (5) and Rick Wilkins CSP: Mark Brownson, David Wainhouse (7) and Mark Strittmatter WP: Mark Brownson (5-5) LP: David West (0-1) SV: David Wainhouse (15) HR: ABQ Dave Clark (3) off Brownson in the 5th inning Alex Cora (3) off Brownson in the 5th inning CSP J.R. Phillips (30) off West in the 3rd inning J.R. Phillips (31) off Osteen in the 5th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO -------------------------------------------------------- West (L) 4 7 5 5 0 5 Osteen 2 2 2 2 0 2 TIME: 1:47 ATT: 3,523 In the nightcap of a doubleheader, the Dukes lost 7-5 to the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. The Dukes have now lost six games in a row (all the games on the roadtrip so far). J.R. Phillips homered twice, driving in four total runs for the Sky Sox. Phillips 31 homers leads the PCL and also is a Sky Sox franchise record for homers in a season. He also is enjoying a personal career high in the home run department. Jim Tatum drove in 2 runs (5 total RBIs in the doubleheader) and Dave Hajek contributed an RBI for the Sky Sox. Dave Clark pinch-hit homered to drive in 3 runs while Alex Cora and Wes Chamberlain drove in a run each for the Dukes. Cora drove in 4 total runs in the doubleheader. Juan Castro extended his hitting streak to 12 games in the contest. Saturday July 31, 1999 The first game of the series in Colorado Springs between the Dukes and Sky Sox was postponed due to rain. The two teams will play a doubleheader August 1. Friday July 30, 1999 In Dukes news, P Matt Herges has been promoted to the Dodgers when recently-promoted P Robinson Checo went on the Dodgers DL with a strained groin that occurred during his starting stint with the Dodgers on Wednesday evening. . . . In other news, P Neil Weber has joined the Dukes, having been promoted from AA San Antonio. Game 4: Cheney Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ---------------------------------------------------------- ALBUQUERQUE 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 8 1 TACOMA 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 x 4 8 1 ABQ: Mike Judd, Andy Croghan (8) and Rick Wilkins TAC: Eric Weaver, Joel Adamson (4), Ryan Franklin (9) and Raul Chavez WP: Joel Adamson (2-2) LP: Mike Judd (8-7) SV: Ryan Franklin (1) HR: ABQ Hector Ortiz (5) off Weaver in the 3rd inning TAC Kinnis Pledger (1) off Judd in the 2nd inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO -------------------------------------------------------- Judd (L) 7 7 4 4 0 11 Croghan 1 1 0 0 0 1 TIME: 2:31 ATT: 5,140 In the final game of the series, the Tacoma Rainiers beat the Dukes 4-2 and swept the Dukes in the 4 game series. The Dukes have lost four games in a row. Tacoma got on the scoreboard twice in the 1st inning. Former Albuquerquean Mike Murphy RBI-tripled and later scored on Ryan Jackson's single as the Rainiers built a 2-0 lead. Kinnis Pledger solo-homered in the 2nd inning as the Rainiers built a 3-0 lead. Hector Ortiz solo-homered for the Dukes in the 3rd inning as the lead was trimmed to 3-1 Tacoma. Randy Brown drove in a run for the Rainiers to make it 4-1 in the 7th inning. Albuquerque scored their final run of the game in 9th inning when Wes Chamberlain drove in a run. Thursday July 29, 1999 Game 3: Cheney Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ---------------------------------------------------------- ALBUQUERQUE 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 5 12 2 TACOMA 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 x 6 8 1 ABQ: Robbie Beckett, Neil Weber (6), Johnny Ruffin (8) and Paul LoDuca TAC: Kevin Hodges, Rafael Carmona (8), Sean Spencer (8), Ben Fleetham (9) and Raul Chavez WP: Kevin Hodges (2-4) LP: Robbie Beckett (0-1) SV: Ben Fleetham (1) HR: TAC Randy Brown (6) off Beckett in the 5th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO -------------------------------------------------------- Beckett (L) 5 6 6 5 4 6 Weber 2 2 0 0 1 2 Ruffin 1 0 0 0 1 1 TIME: 3:05 ATT: 3,315 In the third game of the series, the Tacoma Rainiers defeated the Dukes 6-5 and took a 3-0 series lead. The Dukes have lost three straight games. Tacoma got on the scoreboard in the 5th inning when Randy Brown belted a three-run homer. Albuquerque scored a run in the 6th inning to make it 3-1 but Tacoma got three more runs in their half of the 6th inning. Brad Seitzer scored on Raul Chavez's double and later in the inning Kinnis Pledger doubled to score Ryan Jackson and Chavez. Albuquerque scored a run in the 7th inning to make it 6-2 Tacoma. In the 9th inning, Paul LoDuca drove in a run with a single and Wes Chamberlain drove in two runs with a single but the Dukes ended up not being able to tie the game. Wednesday July 28, 1999 In Dukes news, P Carlos Perez, struggling with the Dodgers this season, was demoted to the Dukes. P Jeff Kubenka was promoted to the Dodgers. Game 2: Cheney Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ---------------------------------------------------------- ALBUQUERQUE 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 1 0 7 7 1 TACOMA 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 1 x 9 11 2 ABQ: Jeff Williams, Doug Bochtler (7), Andy Croghan (8) and Rick Wilkins, Hector Ortiz TAC: Kennie Steenstra, Jordan Zimmerman (6), Dave Stevens (7), Damaso Marte (8) Aaron Scheffer (9) and Raul Chavez WP: Dave Stevens (1-1) LP: Doug Bochtler (3-3) SV: Aaron Scheffer (2) HR: ABQ Juan Castro (5) off Stevens in the 7th inning TAC Scot Sealy (4) off Williams in the 7th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO -------------------------------------------------------- Williams 6 6 5 4 6 3 Bochtler (L) 1 3 3 3 2 2 Croghan 1 2 1 1 0 0 TIME: 3:13 ATT: 5,058 In the second game of the series, a big 6-run 7th inning aided the Tacoma Rainiers to a 9-7 victory over the Dukes. The Dukes have lost two straight games. Brad Seitzer and Scot Sealy drove in a run each with sacrifice flies in the 1st and 2nd innings as the Rainiers took a 2-0 lead. Adam Riggs drove in a run with a sacrifice fly and Kevin Grijak and Warren Newson drove in a run each as the Dukes took a 3-2 lead in the 4th inning. Albuquerque grabbed a 6-2 lead in the 6th inning when Juan Castro three-run homered. Sealy hit a two-run homer in that big 7th inning for the Rainiers as they trimmed the Dukes lead to 6-4. Former-Albuquerquean Mike Murphy drove in a run with a single and Chad Akers later scored on a wild pitch as the Rainiers tied the game. Ryan Jackson singled to left to give the Rainiers a 7-6 lead and Randy Brown later drove in a run to make it 8-6 Tacoma. Albuquerque scored once in the top of the 8th inning to make it 8-7 Tacoma but the Rainiers added an insurance run in the bottom of the 8th inning on Jackson's RBI to right field. It was a 9-7 Rainiers advantage. Tuesday July 27, 1999 Game 1: Cheney Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ----------------------------------------------------------- ALBUQUERQUE 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 5 3 TACOMA 2 1 3 1 1 0 1 0 x 9 12 0 ABQ: Matt Herges, Andy Croghan (7), Johnny Ruffin (8) and Paul LoDuca TAC: Melvin Bunch, Sean Spencer (7), Damaso Marte (8), Aaron Scheffer (9) and Raul Chavez WP: Melvin Bunch (6-1) LP: Matt Herges (8-3) HR: ABQ Alex Cora (2) off Bunch in the 3rd inning TAC Chad Akers (1) off Herges in the 5th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO -------------------------------------------------------- Herges (L) 6 10 8 6 3 1 Croghan 1 2 1 1 0 0 Ruffin 1 0 0 0 0 1 TIME: 2:46 ATT: 3,844 In the first game of the roadtrip, the Dukes lost 9-2 to the Tacoma Rainiers. The loss snapped a Dukes three-game winning streak. Randy Brown had a three-run double and Chad Akers solo homered and drove in a run with a single for the Rainiers. Ryan Jackson drove in two runs while Joe Mathis and Raul Chavez drove in a run each in the rout. Alex Cora solo-homered in the 3rd inning and scored on a double-play in the 6th inning to account for the Dukes only runs in the game. Monday July 26, 1999 In Dukes news, P Robinson Checo has been promoted to the Dodgers. Game 4: Albuquerque Sports Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E -------------------------------------------------------- IOWA 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 4 8 0 ALBUQUERQUE 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 5 x 8 13 3 IWA: Andrew Lorraine, Richie Barker (7), Scott Watkins (8), Steve Rain (9) and Jose Molina ABQ: Ricky Stone, Gavin Osteen (7) and Paul LoDuca WP: Gavin Osteen (2-7) LP: Richie Barker (1-3) HR: ABQ DaRond Stovall (1) off Lorraine in the 1st inning Wes Chamberlain (16) off Barker in the 8th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO -------------------------------------------------------- Stone 6 5 2 1 4 6 Osteen (W) 3 3 2 2 1 1 TIME: 3:01 ATT: 3,210 In the final of the four game series at the Sports Stadium (and the end of the homestand) the Dukes won 8-4 and took the series 3-1. The Dukes have won 3 games in a row. The Dukes also have a 51-50 record, the first time the team has had over a .500 winning percentage record since April 11, 1998. Albuquerque used a five-run 8th inning to pull out the victory from the jaws of defeat. Trailing 4-3 in the bottom of the 8th inning, Wes Chamberlain two-run homered to give the Dukes a 5-4 lead and Alex Cora drove in a run and Juan Castro drove in two runs with a single. DaRond Stovall led off the Dukes half of the game with a homer as the Dukes built a 1-0 lead and the Dukes tacked on another run in the 2nd inning to extend the lead to 2-0. Iowa scored once in the 4th and 6th innings to tie the game at 2-2. Iowa's Tom Quinlan 2-RBI double gave the Cubs a 4-2 lead in the 7th inning. In the bottom of the 7th inning, Castro RBI doubled to reduce the defecit to a run at 4-3 Iowa. Sunday July 25, 1999 Saturday July 24, 1999 Friday July 23, 1999 Thursday July 22, 1999 Wednesday July 21, 1999 Tuesday July 20, 1999 In Dukes news, IF Tripp Cromer is joining the Dukes on an indefinite rehabilitation assignment. Cromer has been plagued by an irregular heart beat problem. . . . P Dean Mitchell has been demoted to AA San Antonio. Monday July 19, 1999 Sunday July 18, 1999 Saturday July 17, 1999 Friday July 16, 1999 Thursday July 15, 1999 Wednesday July 14, 1999 In Dukes news, OF DaRond Stovall joins the Dukes as OF Shawn Gilbert was placed on the inactive list due to the fact he will be playing in the Pan American Games. . . . P Robbie Beckett has joined the Dukes. Beckett will be used as a reliever. Tuesday July 13, 1999 The Dukes are off for the All-Star Break. Monday July 12, 1999 The Dukes are off for the All-Star Break. Sunday July 11, 1999 Saturday July 10, 1999 Friday July 9, 1999 Thursday July 8, 1999 Wednesday July 7, 1999 Tuesday July 6, 1999 Monday July 5, 1999 Sunday July 4, 1999 Saturday July 3, 1999 Friday July 2, 1999 Thursday July 1, 1999 Wednesday June 30, 1999 Tuesday June 29, 1999 Monday June 28, 1999 Sunday June 27, 1999 In Dukes news, P Doug Bochtler was assigned to Albuquerque. He had been designated for assignment by the Dodgers last week. Saturday June 26, 1999 Friday June 25, 1999 In the last game of the series and roadtrip, the Dukes and New Orleans Zephyrs were rained out. The game will not be made up. Thursday June 24, 1999 Wednesday June 23, 1999 Tuesday June 22, 1999 Monday June 21, 1999 The Dukes have the day off before starting a 4-game series with the New Orleans Zephyrs in New Orleans. Sunday June 20, 1999 Saturday June 19, 1999 Friday June 18, 1999 In Dukes news, OF Dave Clark has joined the Dukes. Clark is a MLB veteran. Thursday June 17, 1999 Wednesday June 16, 1999 The Dukes have the day off. Tuesday June 15, 1999 The Dodgers acquired IF Craig Counsell from the Florida Marlins for a player-to-be-named-later. To free up a roster spot for Counsell, the Dodgers have designated Brent Cookson for reassignment and it is expected he will re-join the Dukes. Game 4: Albuquerque Sports Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- MEMPHIS 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 8 0 ALBUQUERQUE 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 x 5 9 0 MEM: Rick Ankiel, Kevin Lovingier (7), Mark Nussbeck (7) and Mike Stefanski ABQ: Matt Herges, Jeff Williams (8), Johnny Ruffin (9) and Hector Ortiz WP: Matt Herges (4-1) LP: Kevin Lovingier (1-2) SV: Johnny Ruffin (4) Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO ------------------------------------------------------------ Herges (W) 7 8 4 4 2 4 Williams 1 0 0 0 0 2 Ruffin (S) 1 0 0 0 0 0 TIME: 2:36 ATT: 4,388 In the last game of the short homestand, the Dukes won 5-4 and took the series 3-1 against the Memphis Redbirds. Albuquerque has won three out of the last five games. Memphis took the lead quickly. J.D. Drew, who was on a rehabilitation assignment but was activated and demoted to Memphis from the Cardinals, two-run homered and Pop Warner RBI singled as the Redbirds built a 3-0 lead in the 1st inning. David Steed and Hector Ortiz sacrifice flied in the 2nd and 4th innings as the Dukes trimmed the defecit to 3-2. Memphis added a run in the 7th inning when Nate Dishington scored on Jason LaRiviere's sacrifice fly to make it 4-2 Redbirds. Albuquerque rallied in the bottom of the 7th inning. Chance Sanford scored on Juan Castro's infield hit to make it 4-3. Warren Newson's fielder's choice RBI tied the game and Wes Chamberlain's RBI single gave the Dukes the lead at 5-4. Inside the game . . . Shawn Gilbert stole a base in the game, his 15th of the season. That is good for a tie in 4th place among PCL stolen base leaders. . . . Albuquerque's team has 65 stolen bases this season, just two stolen bases behind the PCL leader Fresno. . . . Gilbert's one run scored in the game gave him the lead in the PCL for runs scored. . . Wes Chamberlain continues to lead the Dukes in RBI with 52. . . In Drew's rehabilitation stint and normal Redbird roster activity, he is batting .300 with 1 homer and 8 RBI with 3 stolen bases. He has 40 at-bats, 10 strikeouts and 3 walks. . . . Matt Herges is tied with Mike Judd and Ricky Stone for the Dukes lead in victories by starters with 4 victories. Reliever Jeff Williams is the team leader in wins with 5. . . . Herges also has the lowest ERA of starters, with 4.08. Reliever Johnny Ruffin's 2.66 ERA leads the team. Monday June 14, 1999 Game 3: Albuquerque Sports Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- MEMPHIS 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 3 10 15 0 ALBUQUERQUE 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 8 5 MEM: Larry Luebbers, Curtis King (8), Rick Heiserman (9) and Marcus Jensen ABQ: Ricky Stone, Ricardo Jordan (8), Dean Mitchell (9) and Hector Ortiz WP: Larry Luebbers (9-2) LP: Ricky Stone (4-3) HR: MEM Ron Warner (6) off Stone in the 2nd inning Richard Clapp (9) off Stone in the 5th inning Chris Haas (14) off Stone in the 8th inning ABQ Kevin Grijak (7) off Heiserman in the 9th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO ------------------------------------------------------------ Stone (L) 7 2/3 10 7 4 2 7 Jordan 1/3 1 0 0 0 0 Mitchell 1 4 3 3 0 1 TIME: 2:24 ATT: 7.103 In the third game of the series, Memphis blasted the Dukes 10-2. The Dukes lead the series 2-1. The loss snapped a Dukes two-game winning streak. Memphis has won for only the second time in the last nine games. In the 1st inning, J.D. Drew's RBI single made it 1-0 Redbirds. In the 2nd inning, Ron Warner solo homered to extend the Redbirds lead to 2-0. In the 5th inning, Richard Clapp solo homered as the Redbirds built a 3-0 lead. Albuquerque got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the 6th inning as Juan Castro drove in a run. In the 8th inning, Memphis scored four runs to put the game away. The highlight of the scoring was Chris Haas' 3-run homer. In the 9th inning, Memphis put three more runs on the board. Drew RBI doubled and Marcus Jensen RBI singled in the inning. In the bottom of the 9th inning, Kevin Grijak solo-homered for the Dukes to close out the scoring in the game. Inside the game: Larry Luebbers victory puts him in a tie for the PCL lead in wins with Nashville's Jimmy Anderson. Both have 9 wins. . . . Luebbers is 6th best in the PCL pitching department (minimum 50 Innings Pitched). He is 9-2 with a 3.62 ERA, having walked 18 and struck out 56 in 82 innings pitched . . . By giving up 3 homers in the game, Albuquerque took the PCL lead in homers given up. Albuquerque has now given up 83 homers, just edging Memphis whose staff has given up 82 dingers. . . . Kevin Grijak moved into second place on the Dukes team in homers this season. He has the team's third best RBI total with 33. . . . Ricky Stone has tied Mike Judd for the lead on the Dukes staff in strikeouts. Both pitchers have 72 this season. . . . Chris Haas leads the Redbirds in homers with 14 while Richard Clapp is second with 9 homers. Haas leads the club with 47 RBI while Clapp is second in RBI with 38. . . . Albuquerque set a season high with five errors in the game. First baseman Rick Wilkins committed three errors while centerfielder Shawn Gilbert committed two. Sunday June 13, 1999 Game 2: Albuquerque Sports Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- MEMPHIS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 ALBUQUERQUE 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 x 2 6 2 MEM: Kris Detmers, Brian Barnes (6), Doug Mlicki (7) and Mike Stefanski ABQ: Mike Judd, Gavin Osteen (6), Ricardo Jordan (8), Andy Croghan (9) and Rick Wilkins WP: Mike Judd (4-5) LP: Kris Detmers (3-4) SV: Andy Croghan (2) HR: ABQ Warren Newson (4) off Barnes in the 6th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO ------------------------------------------------------------ Judd (W) 5 1 0 0 3 7 Osteen 2 1 0 0 1 1 Jordan 1 1/3 0 0 0 0 3 Croghan 2/3 0 0 0 0 2 TIME: 2:38 ATT: 3,578 In the second game of the series, the Dukes won a rare low-scoring game at the Sports Stadium, beating the Memphis Redbirds 2-0. Albuquerque has won two games in a row. Four Dukes pitchers combined on the 2 hit shutout - Mike Judd, Gavin Osteen, Ricardo Jordan, and Andy Croghan. It was the second Dukes shutout of the season, both of them pitched as combined pitching efforts. Judd's seven strikeouts gave him the lead on the Dukes squad with 72 for the season. Judd also won for the first time since May 16th. Since then, Judd had lost two decisions and missed a couple of starts due to a sore shoulder. On the offensive side of the ledger, Adam Riggs' sacrifice fly in the 1st inning drove in Shawn Gilbert with the only run the Dukes would ever need. An insurance run came in the 6th inning on a solo-homer by Warren Newson, his fourth of the year, off former Duke Brian Barnes. Saturday June 12, 1999 Game 1: Albuquerque Sports Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- MEMPHIS 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 4 12 1 ALBUQUERQUE 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 5 14 3 MEM: Clint Sodowsky, Curtis King (7), Kevin Lovingier (7), Bryan Eversgerd (8), Rick Heiserman (9), Mark Nussbeck (11) and Marcus Jensen ABQ: Shawn Boskie, Jeff Kubenka (6), Jeff Williams (7), Johnny Ruffin (10) and Hector Ortiz WP: Johnny Ruffin (1-1) LP: Mark Nussbeck (6-3) HR: ABQ Wes Chamberlain (11) off Sodowsky in the 2nd inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO ------------------------------------------------------------ Boskie 5 1/3 5 3 1 3 3 Kubenka 1 0 0 0 1 2 Williams 2 2/3 3 0 0 0 2 Ruffin (W) 2 4 1 1 0 0 TIME: 3:29 ATT: 6,275 In the first game of a short homestand at the Sports Stadium, the Dukes won 5-4 in 11 innings and took a 1-0 series lead over the Memphis Redbirds. Wes Chamberlain's two-run homer in the 2nd inning gave the Dukes a 2-0 lead. Chamberlain has homered in each of the last two games and he added to his squad-leading homer total (11) and RBI total (51). He is currently fourth best in the PCL in RBI's. J.D. Drew's fielder's choice grounder scored a run to trim the Dukes lead to 2-1. Drew is on a rehabilitation assignment and is expected to re-join the St. Louis Cardinals soon. Memphis scored twice in the 6th inning to take the lead. With Eduardo Perez on third and Chris Haas on second, a double steal play was executed. Perez scored on the front end of the play while Haas was safe at third when Dukes catcher Hector Ortiz threw the ball into left field. Haas scored on Rick Wilkins' throwing error. Albuquerque tied the game in the bottom of the 6th inning. Adam Riggs doubled and later scored on Clint Sodowsky's wild pitch. In the 10th inning, Marcus Jensen singled home a run to give the Redbirds a 4-3 lead. Chamberlain drove home a run in the bottom of the 10th to tie the game at 4-4. In the bottom of the 11th inning, Hector Ortiz led off the inning by striking out. He was able to reach first base on the strikeout play as Mark Nussbeck was credited with a wild pitch on the third strike. Ortiz went to second on David Steed's sacrifice bunt and moved to third on another wild pitch before scoring on Wilkins' base hit to left-center field. Friday June 11, 1999 Game 4: Beiden Field 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- ALBUQUERQUE 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 6 10 1 FRESNO 1 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 x 7 9 1 ABQ: Robinson Checo, Andy Croghan (6), Jeff Williams (7), Dean Mitchell (8) and Rick Wilkins FRE: Jason Grilli, Miguel Del Toro (7), Steve Connelly (8), Cory Bailey (8) and Doug Mirabelli WP: Jason Grilli (4-3) LP: Robinson Checo (0-4) SV: Cory Bailey (10) HR: ABQ Wes Chamberlain (10) off Grilli in the 6th inning FRE Edwards Guzman (5) off Checo in the 3rd inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO ------------------------------------------------------------ Checo (L) 5 7 5 5 3 2 Croghan 1 2 2 1 2 0 Williams 1 0 0 0 0 1 Mitchell 1 0 0 0 0 1 TIME: 2:58 ATT: 5,479 In the last game of the series, Fresno edged the Dukes 7-6. Fresno took the series 3-1. Doug Mirabelli doubled home a run in the 1st inning to give Fresno a 1-0 lead. Mirabelli leads the team in doubles with 16 and is second on the team in RBIs with 35. Albuquerque scored once in the 2nd inning to tie the game. Edwards Guzman solo-homered in the 3rd inning to give the Grizzlies a 2-1 lead and Jalal Leach's RBI in the 4th inning extended the Grizzlies lead to 3-1. Fresno extended their lead to 5-1 in the 5th inning when Leach drove in two runs with a single. Leach's 32 RBI is good for third-best on the Grizzlies team. Albuquerque's Wes Chamberlain two-run homered in the 6th inning to make it a 5-3 game. Chamberlain continues to lead the team in homers with 10 and in RBI with 48. In the bottom of the 6th inning, Fresno scored twice more to make it 7-3. Albuquerque scored twice in the 7th inning and once in the 8th inning to make it 7-6 but Fresno held on to win the game. Alex Cora, David Steed, Juan Castro, and Kevin Grijak all contributed an RBI for the Dukes in the game. Thursday June 10, 1999 In Dukes news, IF Alex Cora begins a rehab assignment. In about 15 days, he will join the Dodgers. . . . Chance Sanford has been demoted by the Dodgers while the Dodgers promoted PCL-Triple-Crown candidate Brent Cookson. Cookson has 18 homers (tied for tops in the PCL), a .335 batting average (10th best in the PCL) and 48 RBI (third best in the PCL). Game 3: Beiden Field 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- ALBUQUERQUE 0 1 0 2 4 0 0 1 1 9 11 2 FRESNO 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 7 13 2 ABQ: Matt Herges, Jeff Kubenka (7), Ricardo Jordan (8), Johnny Ruffin (8) and Hector Ortiz FRE: Ryan Jensen, Aaron Fultz (5), Steve Soderstrom (8), Mike McMullen (9) and Doug Mirabelli WP: Matt Herges (3-1) LP: Ryan Jensen (6-4) SV: Johnny Ruffin (3) HR: ABQ Warren Newson (3) off Fultz in the 4th inning FRE Jay Canizaro (13) off Herges in the 2nd inning Doug Mirabelli (10) off Herges in the 6th inning Craig Mayes (2) off Ruffin the 9th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO ------------------------------------------------------------ Herges (W) 6 7 2 2 2 3 Kubenka 1 0 0 0 0 0 Jordan 2/3 2 2 0 1 0 Ruffin (S) 1 1/3 4 3 3 2 2 TIME: 3:33 ATT: 4,676 In the third game of the series, Albuquerque won 9-7 and snapped a two-game losing streak. Fresno still holds a 2-1 series lead. Albuquerque scored once in the 2nd inning to take a 1-0 lead. Alex Cora sacrifice flied out. Fresno tied the game in the bottom half of the 2nd inning when Jay Canizaro solo-homered. Canizaro leads the Grizzlies in homers. He also leads the Grizzlies in RBI with 47. In the 4th inning, Albuquerque took a 3-1 lead - Cora singled home two runs. Albuquerque scored four more times in the 5th inning - the highlight was Wes Chamberlain's two-run homer. Chamberlain leads the active Dukes in home runs with 9 and RBI with 48. Only Brent Cookson (now with the Dodgers) has more homers and RBI. Fresno's Doug Mirabelli solo-homered in the 6th inning to make it 7-2 Albuquerque. Mirabelli's 10 homers on the season is good for a tie for second place on the team. Albuquerque scored once in the 8th inning as Wes Chamberlain doubled. Fresno scored twice in the bottom of the 8th inning to make it a 8-4 game - Albuquerque leading. Albuquerque scored once more in the 9th inning to make it 9-4. Fresno then tried to get a rally going in the bottom of the 9th inning as Johnny Ruffin proceeded to almost blow his second save in the last two games. Pinch hitter Craig Mayes solo homered to make it a 9-5 game. Edwards Guzman's RBI single made it 9-6. Felipe Crespo's long sacrifice fly, pinning Shawn Gilbert against the centerfield wall, made it 9-7. Mirabelli walked to load the bases but Ruffin was able to compose himself and get the final two outs. Wednesday June 9, 1999 Game 2: Beiden Field 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- ALBUQUERQUE 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 1 6 9 1 FRESNO 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 2 7 13 5 ABQ: Ricky Stone, Ricardo Jordan (6), Jeff Kubenka (7), Johnny Ruffin (9) and Hector Ortiz FRE: Eddie Oropesa, Ben Weber (6), Miguel Del Toro (8) and Edwards Guzman WP: Miguel Del Toro (3-1) LP: Johnny Ruffin (0-1) HR: ABQ Adam Riggs (6) off Oropesa in the 4th inning Shawn Gilbert (5) off Oropesa in the 5th inning FRE Raul Marval (1) off Stone in the 3rd inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO ------------------------------------------------------------ Stone 5 2/3 10 5 5 3 2 Jordan 1/3 0 0 0 0 0 Kubenka 2 2 0 0 0 0 Ruffin (L) 2/3 3 2 2 1 1 TIME: 3:28 ATT: 3,620 In the second game of the series, Fresno used last-at-bat heroics to defeat the Dukes 7-6 and take a 2-0 series lead. Albuquerque has lost two straight games. Fresno's Raul Marval solo-homered and Fresno tacked on two more runs in the 3rd inning as they took a 3-0 lead. In the 4th inning, the Dukes tied the game at 3-3. Adam Riggs two-run homered in the inning. Fresno scored once in the bottom of the 4th inning to take a 4-3 lead. The Dukes took a 5-4 lead in the 5th inning when Shawn Gilbert belted a two-run homer. Fresno scored a run in the bottom of the 6th inning to tie the game at 5-5. Albuquerque scored once in the top of the 9th inning to re-take the lead. Shawn Gilbert's RBI made it 6-5. Fresno then tied the game in the bottom of the 9th inning as Craig Mayes sacrifice-flied out. The Grizzlies got the game winner as Marval singled just beyond the outstretched glove of Dukes shortstop Alex Cora. Doug Mirabelli rounded the bases from second base and on a close call he was ruled safe at home by home plate umpire Hunter Wendelstedt. Dukes manager Mike Scioscia argued the call but the ruling was not reversed. Fresno rallied to win the game off the Dukes' best reliever Johnny Ruffin, who had a 0.48 ERA, giving up 7 hits and 1 earned run in 18 2/3 innings of work. Tuesday June 8, 1999 Game 1: Beiden Field 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- ALBUQUERQUE 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 0 FRESNO 5 3 2 0 3 0 3 0 x 16 20 0 ABQ: Mike Judd, Jeff Williams (2), Ricardo Jordan (5), Dean Mitchell (6) and Rick Wilkins FRE: Joe Nathan, Mike McMullen (7), Steve Connelly (9) and Doug Mirabelli WP: Joe Nathan (1-1) LP: Mike Judd (3-5) HR: FRE Felipe Crespo (10) off Judd in the 2nd inning Edwards Guzman (4) off Jordan in the 5th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO ------------------------------------------------------------ Judd (L) 1 2/3 8 8 8 2 2 Williams 2 1/3 4 2 2 0 3 Jordan 1 2 3 3 0 2 Mitchell 3 6 3 3 1 2 TIME: 2:59 ATT: 4,079 In the first game of the roadtrip and a four game series with the Fresno Grizzlies, it was all Fresno as they smashed the Albuquerque Dukes 16-2 and took a 1-0 series lead. In the very short history of the franchise, Fresno tied the record for greatest margin of victory and set a record for most hits in a game. Juan Castro tripled and scored in the 1st inning to give the Dukes a 1-0 lead. Castro's two triples leads the team. Fresno scored five times in the bottom of the 1st inning off Dukes starter Mike Judd. Raul Marval drove in two runs with a single in the inning. In the 2nd inning, the Grizzlies added three more runs - two of those coming on Felipe Crespo's homer. Judd left the game in the inning due to his continuing sore shoulder. Crespo is second on the Fresno team with 10 home runs and fourth on the team with 29 RBI. In the 3rd inning, Fresno added two more runs. In the 5th inning, Fresno scored three more times. Edwards Guzman drove in two of those runs in the 5th inning with his fourth homer of the season. Fresno scored their final three runs in the seventh inning. Ken Woods drove in two runs with a double and Doug Mirabelli's RBI single scored Woods. In the 9th inning, Kevin Grijak doubled and later scored for the Dukes final run of the game. Monday June 7, 1999 The Dukes had the day off. Sunday June 6, 1999 Game 4: Albuquerque Sports Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- IOWA 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 6 0 ALBUQUERQUE 0 0 3 2 1 5 0 4 x 15 15 0 IWA: Brad Woodall, Matt Karchner (6), Kerry Lacy (6), Scott Watkins (7), Kurt Miller (8) and Sandy Martinez, Jose Molina ABQ: Shawn Boskie, Johnny Ruffin (9) and Rick Wilkins WP: Shawn Boskie (4-6) LP: Brad Woodall (1-1) HR: IWA Jose Nieves (9) off Boskie in the 6th inning ABQ Adam Riggs (5) off Woodall in the 3rd inning Brent Cookson (18) off Woodall in the 5th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO ------------------------------------------------------------ Boskie (W) 8 5 2 2 0 9 Ruffin 1 1 0 0 0 0 TIME: 2:38 ATT: 7,360 In the final game of the series, the Dukes had all their cylinders firing properly as they went on to crush the Iowa Cubs 15-2. The Dukes took the series 3-1. Shawn Boskie came close to pitching a complete game. He was in command of the Cubs, giving up just 5 hits and 2 runs in 8 innings of work while walking none and striking out 9. Johnny Ruffin needed to get some pitching work done so he came into the game in the 9th inning and gave up just a hit. On the offensive side, Adam Riggs got the Dukes on the scoreboard in the 3rd inning as he inside-the-park homered. Riggs hit the ball to right field. Cubs right fielder Marty Gazarek ran into the right field wall hard as he was attempting to catch the ball. As Gazarek layed on the warning track, Riggs raced around the bases. Gazarek ended up separating his right shoulder and he had to leave the game. Albuquerque scored twice more in the 4th inning and once more in the 5th inning on Brent Cookson's solo-homer to take a 6-1 lead. Cookson's homer was his league-leading 18th homer of the season. In the 6th inning, Jose Nieves solo-homered for the Cubs to make it 6-2 Albuquerque. Nieves' homer put him in a tie for first place on the Cubs team in homers (9) and extended his club-leading RBI total (43). In the bottom of the 6th, the Dukes put up a five-spot and put up four more in the 8th inning to round out the scoring. Riggs drove in 4 runs in the game, while Brent Cookson and Wes Chamberlain drove in 3 runs each. Shawn Gilbert, Juan Castro, Kevin Grijak, and Rick Wilkins drove in a run each. In fact, the top seven RBI leaders on the Dukes squad drove in a run -- Cookson (48), Chamberlain (45), Riggs (37), Grijak (29), Gilbert (25), Castro (16), and Rick Wilkins (13). Saturday June 5, 1999 Game 3: Albuquerque Sports Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- IOWA 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 2 2 7 13 1 ALBUQUERQUE 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 8 1 IWA: Andrew Lorraine, Richie Barker (8), Ray King (9) and Sandy Martinez, Jose Molina ABQ: Gavin Osteen, Andy Croghan (5), Ricardo Jordan (6), Jeff Williams (7), Dean Mitchell (9) and Hector Ortiz WP: Andrew Lorraine (4-5) LP: Gavin Osteen (0-6) SV: Ray King (2) HR: IWA Tom Quinlan (9) off Williams in the 8th inning ABQ Brent Cookson (17) off Lorraine in the 7th inning Wes Chamberlain (9) off Lorraine in the 7th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO ------------------------------------------------------------ Osteen (L) 4 5 1 1 2 2 Croghan 1 2/3 4 2 2 0 2 Jordan 1/3 0 0 0 0 1 Williams 2 2 2 2 0 1 Mitchell 1 2 2 2 3 0 TIME: 3:12 ATT: 9,138 In the third game of the series, Iowa finally figured out a way to beat the Dukes as they won 7-3. The Dukes had a two game winning streak snapped, but they still hold a 2-1 series lead. For the second start in a row, Mike Judd has missed his turn in the pitching rotation with a sore shoulder. Gavin Osteen has been called upon to replace Judd in the starting rotation. Iowa scored once in the 3rd inning and twice in the 6th inning to take a 3-0 lead. Albuquerque trimmed the defecit to a run in the 7th inning as Brent Cookson and Wes Chamberlain hit back-to-back homers. Cookson's homer was his league-leading 17th of the year. Chamberlain's homer, his 9th, is good for second best on the Dukes squad behind Cookson. Both men are leaders on the club in RBI (Cookson with 45 and Chamberlain with 42). Iowa scored twice in the 8th inning as Tom Quinlan belted a two-run homer. Quinlan leads the Cubs in homers with 9. Albuquerque scored in the bottom of the 8th when Juan Castro drove in a run. Iowa held a 5-3 advantage after eight innings of play and Iowa scored twice in the 9th inning. Friday June 4, 1999 Game 2: Albuquerque Sports Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- IOWA 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 9 0 ALBUQUERQUE 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 x 4 7 0 IWA: Doug Creek, Kurt Miller (8), Ray King (8) and Jose Molina ABQ: Robinson Checo, Jeff Kubenka (8), Johnny Ruffin (9) and Rick Wilkins WP: Jeff Kubenka (3-3) LP: Kurt Miller (0-1) SV: Johnny Ruffin (2) HR: IWA Bo Porter (8) off Checo in the 1st inning Jose Nieves (8) off Checo on the 1st inning ABQ Shawn Gilbert (4) off Creek in the 7th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO ------------------------------------------------------------ Checo 7 8 3 3 3 9 Kubenka (W) 1 1 0 0 1 0 Ruffin (S) 1 0 0 0 1 2 TIME: 2:51 ATT: 6,816 In the second game of the series at the Sports Stadium, the Albuquerque Dukes edged the Iowa Cubs 4-3 and took a 2-0 series lead. The Dukes have won two straight games while Iowa has lost four out of their last five games. Iowa got on the scoreboard in the 1st inning. Bo Porter and Jose Nieves belted solo-homers off Dukes starter Robinson Checo as the Cubs built a 2-0 lead. It was Porter's and Nieves' eighth homer of the season and both players are tied for the team lead with Tom Quinlan. Albuquerque got a run back in the bottom of the 1st inning. Shawn Gilbert doubled and came home on Adam Riggs' triple off Cubs starter Doug Creek, who is the second-best pitcher in the PCL (minimum 43 innings pitched). It was Riggs' team-leading second triple of the season and his 33rd RBI of the season, good for third-best on the Dukes. Iowa scored a run in the 7th inning when Nieves drove in his second run of the game with a sacrifice fly. Iowa held a 3-1 lead. Nieves leads the Cubs with 32 RBIs this season. In the bottom of the 7th inning, Shawn Gilbert blasted a two-run homer to tie the game at 3-3. In the bottom of the 8th inning, the Dukes scored the eventual game winning run as they played good manufactured-run baseball. Adam Riggs walked and moved to second on a wild pitch. Brent Cookson grounded out, advancing Riggs to third base and Riggs scored on Wes Chamberlain's fielder's choice. Thursday June 3, 1999 In Dukes news, C Paul LoDuca has gone on the DL with a broken hand. He suffered a hairline fracture in his throwing hand during Wednesday's game. To replace him on the roster, C Hector Ortiz was promoted from Class AA San Antonio. . . . Chance Sanford was promoted to the Dodgers when the Dodgers placed IF Mark Grudzielanek on the DL . . . Kevin Gibbs was promoted to the Dodgers and immediately placed on the 60-day DL with a "slap lesion" in his right shoulder - this move was done in order to make room on the Dodgers 40-man roster for Sanford. . . . Andy Croghan has been activated from the DL. Game 1: Albuquerque Sports Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- IOWA 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 1 ALBUQUERQUE 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 x 7 11 2 IWA: Jarod Juelsgaard, Victor Cole (3), Matt Karchner (6), Steve Gajkowski and (8) and Jose Molina ABQ: Matt Herges and Rick Wilkins WP: Matt Herges (2-1) LP: Jarod Juelsgaard (3-5) HR: ABQ Kevin Grijak (6) off Juelsgaard in the 2nd inning Brent Cookson (16) off Karchner in the 7th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO ------------------------------------------------------------ Herges (W) 9 4 2 2 2 6 TIME: 2:38 ATT: 4,740 Matt Herges pitched a complete game 2-run, 4-hitter as the Dukes beat the Iowa Cubs 7-2 and took a 1-0 series lead. The Dukes snapped a four-game losing streak. The Dukes scored three runs in the first inning to take a quick 3-0 lead as Brent Cookson tripled to drive in Chance Sanford and Shawn Gilbert. Cookson scored on Rick Wilkins' RBI single. Iowa scored in the top half of the 3rd inning when Jose Nieves doubled to drive in two runs. Albuquerque extended their lead to 5-2 in the bottom half of the 3rd inning when Kevin Grijak went lava with a Duke on base. Albuquerque built a 6-2 lead in the 7th inning when Brent Cookson solo-homered. His 16 homers on the season leads the Dukes and he is tied for the league lead in home runs with Oklahoma's Scott Sheldon. Cookson also leads the Dukes with 44 RBI. Albuquerque scored their final run in the 8th inning when Sanford doubled to drive in a run. Herges complete game lowered his ERA to 4.06, good for second best on the team and best among Dukes starting pitchers. Wednesday June 2, 1999 Game 4: Albuquerque Sports Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- LAS VEGAS 0 5 0 1 2 2 2 0 0 12 15 0 ALBUQUERQUE 1 0 0 4 0 2 3 0 0 10 14 2 LVG: Shane Dennis, Brendan Sullivan (6), Will Cunnane (8) and Frank Charles ABQ: Ricky Stone, Ricardo Jordan (5), Jeff Williams (6), Johnny Ruffin (9) and Paul LoDuca, David Steed, Rick Wilkins WP: Shane Dennis (2-3) LP: Ricky Stone (4-2) SV: Will Cunnane (8) HR: LVG Dusty Allen (7) off Williams in the 7th inning ABQ Kevin Grijak (5) off Sullivan in the 7th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO ------------------------------------------------------------ Stone (L) 4 2/3 9 8 3 3 8 Jordan 1/3 2 2 2 1 1 Williams 3 3 2 2 1 1 Ruffin 1 1 0 0 1 3 TIME: 3:38 ATT: 3,622 In the final game of the series, Las Vegas won 12-10 and swept the Dukes in the series. It was Albuquerque's fourth loss in a row. Albuquerque scored once in the 1st inning. Las Vegas scored five times in the 2nd inning to take a 5-1 lead. Dusty Allen drove in two runs with a single. In the fourth inning, Allen drove in a run with a double to extend the lead to 6-1. The Dukes scored four times in the bottom of the 4th inning to trim the Stars lead to 6-5. Kevin Grijak doubled home two runs in the inning. The Stars came up with two runs in the 5th inning and two more runs in the 6th inning as they went up 10-5. The Dukes scored two runs in the bottom of the 6th inning to make it 10-7 Las Vegas. The Stars added two more runs in the 7th inning when Allen 2-run homered, his third homer of the series and 7th overall, good for third best on the Stars team. Allen also drove in five runs total in the game and he leads the Stars with 37 RBI. In this game, Allen was just a triple short of hitting for the cycle. In the series, Allen was a pain to the Dukes as he went 7 for 18 with 12 RBI and 5 runs scored. Grijak belted a 3-run homer in the bottom of the 7th inning to make it 12-10 Las Vegas and Will Cunnane did the job of holding the Dukes scoreless the final two innings as he earned the save. Cunnane extended his streak of scoreless relief appearances to 20, pitching 25 scoreless innings total. Tuesday June 1, 1999 Game 3: Albuquerque Sports Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- LAS VEGAS 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 4 10 14 0 ALBUQUERQUE 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 6 8 1 LVG: Jose Mercedes, Carlos Almanzar (9) and Ben Davis ABQ: Shawn Boskie, Dean Mitchell (7), Jeff Kubenka (9) and Rick Wilkins WP: Jose Mercedes (2-3) LP: Shawn Boskie (3-6) HR: LVG David Newhan (10) off Boskie in the 1st inning Aaron Guiel (8) off Boskie in the 3rd inning Dusty Allen (6) off Kubenka in the 9th inning ABQ Kevin Grijak (7) off Mercedes in the 7th inning Warren Newson (2) off Almanzar in the 9th inning Rick Wilkins (3) off Almanzar in the 9th inning Brent Cookson (15) off Almanzar in the 9th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO ------------------------------------------------------------ Boskie (L) 6 10 6 5 3 4 Mitchell 2 1 0 0 1 4 Kubenka 1 3 4 2 1 0 TIME: 2:52 ATT: 2,871 In the third game of the series, the Las Vegas Stars held off a Dukes 9th inning rally to win 10-6 and take a 3-0 series lead. The Dukes have lost three straight games. In the 1st inning, the Stars scored twice. David Newhan led off the game with a solo homer, his team-leading 10th homer of the season. Later in the inning, Jake Thrower scored on a bases-loaded groundout. The Stars added two more runs in the third inning. Aaron Guiel solo-homered and Carlos Garcia drove in a run with an infield single. The Stars continued their string of scoring in the odd-numbered innings with two more runs in the 5th inning. Gary Matthews Jr. RBI doubled and Ben Davis drove in a run with a single. In the 7th inning, Albuquerque got on the scoreboard when Kevin Grijak solo-homered. Las Vegas held a 6-1 advantage. The homer off Stars starter Jose Mercedes moved Mercedes into a tie for second place in the league for homers given up with 12. In the top of the 9th inning, Juan Melo drove in a run and Dusty Allen's 3-run homer gave the Stars a 10-1 lead. The Dukes then put together a rally in the bottom of the 9th inning. Warren Newson hit a solo homer and Rick Wilkins and Brent Cookson added 2-run homers as the Dukes made it a 10-6 game. Cookson's homer was his team-leading 15th homer and he now leads the team with 41 RBI. The three homers the Dukes pitching staff allowed kept the Dukes in first place in the league for homers given up. The Dukes have allowed 68 long balls this season. Monday May 31, 1999 Game 2: Albuquerque Sports Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- LAS VEGAS 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 6 11 2 ALBUQUERQUE 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 5 5 0 LVG: Buddy Carlyle, Brandon Kolb (6), Will Cunnane (8) and Ben Davis ABQ: Gavin Osteen, Jeff Kubenka (5), Ricardo Jordan (7), Johnny Ruffin (9) and Paul LoDuca WP: Buddy Carlyle (6-2) LP: Gavin Osteen (0-5) SV: Will Cunnane (7) HR: LVG Dusty Allen (5) off Osteen in the 5th inning ABQ Adam Riggs (4) off Carlyle in the 4th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO ------------------------------------------------------------ Osteen (L) 4 2/3 10 6 6 2 5 Kubenka 1 1/3 0 0 0 0 2 Jordan 2 0 0 0 1 3 Ruffin 1 1 0 0 0 1 TIME: 2:45 ATT: 4,807 In the second game of the series, the Las Vegas Stars edged the Albuquerque Dukes 6-5 and they took a 2-0 series lead. The Dukes have lost two straight games. Gavin Osteen was an "emergency" starter for the Dukes as Mike Judd has a sore shoulder. It is expected Judd will miss his turn in the Dukes starting rotation. In the 1st inning, Las Vegas scored twice as Dusty Allen and Gary Matthews drove in a run. In the third inning, Ben Davis drove in a run to extend the lead to 3-0 Stars. In the 4th inning, Adam Riggs belted a two-run homer to trim the defecit to a run at 3-2. The Stars increased their lead to 6-2 in the 5th inning as Allen smacked a 3-run homer. In the 6th inning, the Dukes got on the scoreboard again. Juan Castro's infield single plated Wes Chamberlain. Later in the inning with the bases loaded, Brent Cookson's RBI single scored Chance Sanford and Riggs to make it a 6-5 game but the rally died after that and the Dukes went scoreless the rest of the game. Sunday May 30, 1999 Game 1: Albuquerque Sports Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- LAS VEGAS 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 2 11 13 0 ALBUQUERQUE 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 5 11 2 LVG: Roberto Rivera, Matt Whiteside (5) and Ben Davis ABQ: Robinson Checo, Dean Mitchell (5), Ricardo Jordan (8), Shawn Gilbert (8) and Paul LoDuca WP: Matt Whiteside (3-2) LP: Robinson Checo (0-3) HR: LVG Carlos Garcia (1) off Jordan in the 8th inning Jake Thrower (1) off Jordan in the 8th inning Ben Davis (6) off Gilbert in the 9th inning ABQ Brent Cookson (14) off Whiteside in the 8th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO ------------------------------------------------------------ Checo (L) 4 6 4 4 5 6 Mitchell 3 0 0 0 0 3 Jordan 2/3 5 5 5 0 0 Gilbert 1 1/3 2 2 2 1 0 TIME: 2:59 ATT: 5,636 In the first game of a homestand and a 4-game series with the Las Vegas Stars, the Dukes lost 11-5. The Stars hold a 1-0 series advantage. The defeat ended a Dukes 3-game winning streak. Las Vegas got on the scoreboard in the 1st inning by scoring twice. Albuquerque got on the scoreboard in the 2nd inning and added to it with a single run in the 5th inning. Wes Chamberlain and Shawn Gilbert drove in runs for the Dukes in those 2 innings. In between Dukes-scoring innings, Las Vegas scored twice in the 4th inning as Jake Thrower tripled to drive in two runs. In the 8th inning, the Stars blew the game wide open. Carlos Garcia smacked a three-run homer and Thrower belted a two-run homer, all off Dukes reliever Ricardo Jordan. Jordan then hit Aaron Guiel with a pitch and was immediately tossed by the home plate umpire. In a move to save the bullpen, Dukes manager Mike Scioscia moved center-fielder Shawn Gilbert to the mound to pitch. Gilbert got the first batter Chad Allen to fly out to end the 8th inning. In the bottom of the 8th inning, Brent Cookson hit a 3-run homer to make it a 9-5 ballgame. In the 9th inning, Gilbert gave up a two-run homer to Ben Davis to make it 11-5 Stars. Gilbert has played in all the Dukes games but one and has played all positions but catcher and first base this season. He primarily plays third base and in the outfield. Saturday May 29, 1999 Game 4: Sec Taylor Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- ALBUQUERQUE 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 1 0 7 11 2 IOWA 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 8 1 ABQ: Matt Herges, Jeff Kubenka (6), Jeff Williams (7) and Rick Wilkins IWA: Jeremi Gonzalez, Jarod Juelsgaard (4), Scott Watkins (7), Victor Cole (8) and Jose Molina WP: Jeff Kubenka (2-3) LP: Jarod Juelsgaard (3-4) SV: Jeff Williams (4) HR: ABQ Wes Chamberlain (8) off Juelsgaard in the 5th inning Kevin Grijak (3) off Juelsgaard in the 7th inning IWA Tom Quinlan (9) off Herges in the 4th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO ------------------------------------------------------------ Herges 5 6 3 2 2 7 Kubenka (W) 1 1 0 0 0 1 Williams (S) 3 1 0 0 1 2 TIME: 2:58 ATT: 8,298 In the last game of the series and the short roadtrip, Albuquerque scored five runs in the later innings as they won 7-3 and took the series 3-1. The Dukes are winners of three straight games. Iowa scored twice in the 4th inning to take a 2-0 lead when Tom Quinlan homered for the second time in two games. Wes Chamberlain matched Quinlan's homer with a two-run homer of his own in the 5th inning to tie the game at 2-2. It was Chamberlain's second homer of the series. Iowa did not take long to re-gain the lead. Scott Stahoviak singled in Jose Nieves in the bottom of the 5th inning to give Iowa a 3-2 lead. In the 7th inning, the Dukes scored four times. Kevin Grijak's solo-homer tied the game at 3-3. After the Dukes loaded the bases, Cubs reliever Scott Watkins threw two wild pitches that scored two Dukes and Rick Wilkins doubled to drive in a run. The Dukes added one more run in the 8th inning as Paul LoDuca drove in a run. Friday May 28, 1999 Game 3: Sec Taylor Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- ALBUQUERQUE 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 6 10 1 IOWA 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 5 0 ABQ: Ricky Stone, Dean Mitchell (7), Jeff Kubenka (8), Johnny Ruffin (9) and Paul LoDuca IWA: Brian McNichol, Richie Barker (8), Steve Gajkowski (9), Kerry Lacy (9) and Jose Molina WP: Jeff Kubenka (1-3) LP: Steve Gajkowski (1-3) SV: Johnny Ruffin (1) HR: ABQ Rick Wilkins (2) off Gajkowski in the 9th inning IWA Jose Nieves (7) off Stone in the 6th inning Tom Quinlan (8) off Mitchell in the 7th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO ------------------------------------------------------------ Stone 6 4 2 2 1 4 Mitchell 1 1 1 1 0 0 Kubenka (W) 1 0 0 0 1 2 Ruffin (S) 1 0 0 0 0 1 TIME: 2:50 ATT: 7,090 In the 3rd game of the series, the Dukes for the second night in a row used 9th inning heroics as they beat the Iowa Cubs 6-3 and took a 2-1 series lead. The Dukes have won two games in a row. In the 4th inning, Albuquerque became the first team to get on the scoreboard. Paul LoDuca doubled and scored on Wes Chamberlain's RBI single. In the 6th inning, Iowa took the lead as Jose Nieves belted a two-run homer to give Iowa a 2-1 lead. Iowa extended their lead to 3-1 in the 7th inning as Tom Quinlan solo-homered. Albuquerque trimmed the defecit to a run in the 8th inning when Brent Cookson sacrifice-flied out with the bases loaded. Albuquerque then took the lead for good in the 9th inning. Former-Cub Rick Wilkins smacked a two-run homer to give the Dukes the 4-3 lead. Later in the inning, Cookson singled in two more runs to make it 6-3 and Albuquerque's Johnny Ruffin pitched a solid bottom of the 9th inning to preserve the victory. Thursday May 27, 1999 Game 2: Sec Taylor Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- ALBUQUERQUE 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 9 9 1 IOWA 2 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 7 10 1 ABQ: Shawn Boskie, Jeff Williams (7), Ricardo Jordan (9) and Paul LoDuca IWA: Brad Woodall, Richie Barker (7), Kerry Lacy (8), Ray King (8) and Jose Molina, Pat Cline WP: Jeff Williams (5-3) LP: Ray King (2-2) SV: Ricardo Jordan (1) HR: ABQ Wes Chamberlain (7) off Woodall in the 1st inning IWA Brandon Wilson (5) off Boskie in the 3rd inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO ------------------------------------------------------------ Boskie 6 1-3 8 6 6 5 2 Williams (W) 1 2-3 2 1 1 0 3 Jordan (S) 1 0 0 0 2 0 TIME: 3:02 ATT: 4,569 In the second game of the series, the Dukes won 9-7 and tied the series at 1-1. The victory snaps a two-game Dukes losing streak. In the 1st inning, the Dukes scored five times. Paul LoDuca doubled to score Juan Castro, who had tripled. LoDuca moved to third base on a wild pitch and scored on Adam Riggs' RBI single. Riggs stole second and scored on Brent Cookson's RBI single. Wes Chamberlain then 2-run homered to close out the Dukes scoring. In the bottom of the 1st inning, Iowa scored two runs. Bo Porter scored on Brandon Wilson's RBI single and later in the inning Scott Stahoviak sacrifice-flied out to drive in a run. Iowa scored a run in the 3rd inning as Wilson solo-homered. The Dukes still held a 5-3 lead. In the 6th inning, Jose Nieves tripled to score Porter to cut the Dukes lead to a lone run at 5-4. In the 7th inning, Grijak scored on Shawn Gilbert's RBI single to make it 6-4 Albuquerque. In the bottom of the 7th inning Iowa took the lead. Mike Rennhack doubled scoring Stahoviak and Derrick White to tie the game at 6-6 and Rennhack scored on Marty Gazarek's RBI single to break the tie. Albuquerque tied the game in the 8th inning when David Steed singled to drive in LoDuca. In the 9th inning, the Dukes took the lead. Shawn Gilbert walked and stole second and third base. Paul LoDuca hit a grounder to second base. Wilson fielded the grounder and decided to go home with the play instead of to first base with the out. Gilbert beat the throw home to break the tie. LoDuca later in the inning scored on a passed ball to give the Dukes an insurance run. Dukes reliever Ricardo Jordan struggled in the bottom of the 9th inning but was able to earn the save. Wednesday May 26, 1999 In Dukes news, the Dodgers reassigned pitching coach Charlie Hough and promoted the Dukes pitching coach Claude Osteen to the major league pitching coach job. The Dodgers also announced that Class AA San Antonio's Dean Trainor has been promoted to Albuquerque to be the new Dukes pitching coach. Game 1: Sec Taylor Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- ALBUQUERQUE 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 8 1 IOWA 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 7 2 ABQ: Mike Judd, Jeff Kubenka (5), Ricardo Jordan (6), Johnny Ruffin (6), Gavin Osteen (9) and Paul LoDuca IWA: Andrew Lorraine, Victor Cole (6), Scott Watkins (9), Ray King (10) and Pat Cline WP: Ray King (2-1) LP: Gavin Osteen (0-4) HR: IWA Scott Stahoviak (2) off Judd in the 4th inning Bo Porter (6) off Osteen in the 10th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO ------------------------------------------------------------ Judd 4 3 2 2 0 6 Kubenka 1 1/3 2 1 1 0 3 Jordan 0 0 0 0 1 0 Ruffin 2 2/3 0 0 0 0 5 Osteen (L) 1 2 1 1 1 1 TIME: 3:05 ATT: 4,079 In the first game of a short roadtrip, the Iowa Cubs took 10 innings to beat the Dukes 4-3. Iowa holds a 1-0 series advantage. The loss is the Dukes second loss in a row. Albuquerque scored once in the 1st inning when Brent Cookson drove in a run. Albuquerque added two more runs in the 3rd inning. Wes Chamberlain contributed an RBI double and later scored on Savid Steed's single as the Dukes built a 3-0 lead. Iowa scored two times in the 4th inning to take the lead when Scott Stahoviak two-run homered off Dukes starter Mike Judd. It was Judd's 12th homer allowed of the season, second in the PCL. Iowa tied the game in the 6th inning - Bradon Wilson doubled to drive in a run. In the bottom of the 10th inning, Bo Porter led off the inning and greeted Dukes reliever Gavin Osteen by solo-homering to give the Cubs the victory. Tuesday May 25, 1999 Game 3: Albuquerque Sports Stadium (DH Game 1) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- NASHVILLE 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 8 0 ALBUQUERQUE 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 4 7 0 NSH: Bob Milacki, Greg Hansell (7) and Tim Laker ABQ: Matt Herges, Jeff Williams (7) and Paul LoDuca WP: Jeff Williams (4-3) LP: Greg Hansell (3-3) HR: NSH Aramis Ramirez (10) off Herges in the 1st inning ABQ Brent Cookson (13) off Milacki in the 4th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO ------------------------------------------------------------ Herges 6 6 2 2 2 0 Williams (W) 2 2 1 1 1 0 TIME: 2:04 In the first game of a doubleheader, the Dukes used extra-inning heroics as they went on to beat the Sounds 4-3. The Dukes have won 2 straight games and they have a 2-1 series advantage. Aramis Ramirez solo-homered in the top of the 1st inning to give the Sounds a quick 1-0 lead. Albuquerque tied the game in the 4th inning when Brent Cookson solo-homered off Sounds starter Bob Milacki. Nashville got a run back in the 5th inning when Emil Brown drove in a run. Albuquerque scored a run in the 6th inning to tie the game at 2-2 when Kevin Grijak drove in a run. In the 8th inning, Nashville grabbed the lead again as Ivan Cruz doubled to score Ramirez. In the bottom of the 8th inning, Rick Wilkins' sacrifice fly with the bases loaded tied the game at 3-3. Paul LoDuca walked to load the bases again and former-Duke Greg Hansell threw a wild pitch. Adam Riggs raced in from third base and just beat Hansell's tag at the plate. Game 4: Albuquerque Sports Stadium (DH Game 2) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- NASHVILLE 0 2 0 0 0 6 0 8 11 2 ALBUQUERQUE 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 7 10 1 NSH: Jason Phillips, Jim Dougherty (4), Joey Long (5), Mike Garcia (6), Rich Sauveur (7), Matt Ryan (7) and Chris Tremie ABQ: Robinson Checo, Ricardo Jordan (6), Jeff Kubenka (6), Gavin Osteen (7) and Rick Wilkins WP: Joey Long (1-0) LP: Jeff Kubenka (0-3) SV: Matt Ryan (2) HR: NSH Dale Sveum (1) off Checo in the 2nd inning Chris Tremie (3) off Kubenka in the 6th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO ------------------------------------------------------------ Checo 5 2 2 2 3 7 Jordan 0 3 4 4 1 0 Kubenka (0-3) 1 3 2 1 0 0 Osteen 1 3 0 0 0 0 TIME: 2:43 ATT: 4,610 In the nightcap of the doubleheader, Nashville put together a big six-run 6th inning as they went on to beat the Dukes 8-7 to avoid a doubleheader sweep. Each team won two games in the series. Albuquerque had their two-game winning streak snapped. Albuquerque scored four times in the 1st inning to take a quick 4-0 lead. Adam Riggs and Brent Cookson each drove in a run and Wes Chamberlain later followed with a 2-RBI double in the inning. Nashville cut the defecit in half in the 2nd inning when Dale Sveum belted a two-run homer. Albuquerque scored single runs in the 2nd, 3rd, and 5th innings as they built a 7-2 lead. Nashville then put together their big inning in the 6th inning to claim the game. The highlights of the six-run inning was Sveum's 2-RBI double and Chris Tremie's 2-run homer. When the inning was over, the Sounds held a 8-7 lead. A trio of Sounds' relievers were able to preserve the lead in the 7th inning. Monday May 24, 1999 The Dukes game in Albuquerque against the Nashville Sounds was postponed due to wet grounds/rain. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Tuesday May 25th. Sunday May 23, 1999 Game 2: Albuquerque Sports Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- NASHVILLE 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 3 6 3 ALBUQUERQUE 3 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 x 8 12 1 NSH: Frank Castillo, Jeff Sparks (6), Joey Long (8) and Tim Laker ABQ: Ricky Stone and Paul LoDuca WP: Ricky Stone (4-1) LP: Frank Castillo (0-1) HR: NSH Aramis Ramirez (9) off Stone in the 8th inning ABQ Shawn Gilbert (3) off Castillo in the 1st inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO ------------------------------------------------------------ Stone (W) 9 6 3 2 1 8 TIME: 2:05 ATT: 3,049 In the second game of the series, Ricky Stone pitched a complete game as the Dukes won 8-3 and tied the series at 1-1. The victory broke a Dukes three-game losing streak. Albuquerque got on the scoreboard in the 1st inning. Shawn Gilbert led off with a solo homer. Brent Cookson and Wes Chamberlain added a RBI each as the Dukes built a 3-0 lead. Nashville scored twice in the 5th inning to trim the Dukes lead to 3-2. In the bottom of the 6th inning, Albuquerque scored five runs to break the game wide open. Roberto Mejia drove in 2 runs, Stone aided his cause with a perfectly placed bunt that drove in a run, Gilbert had a sacrifice fly and Juan Castro drove in a run as the Dukes extended their lead to 8-2. Aramis Ramirez homered in the 8th inning to make it 8-3 Albuquerque but Stone was able to go back into cruise-control mode and finish up the game. Saturday May 22, 1999 Game 1: Albuquerque Sports Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- NASHVILLE 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 5 7 3 ALBUQUERQUE 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 7 2 NSH: Todd Van Poppel, Jim Dougherty (6), Joey Long (6), Matt Ryaan (7) and Chris Tremie ABQ: Shawn Boskie, Johnny Ruffin (8), Ricardo Jordan (8), Jeff Williams (9) and Rick Wilkins WP: Todd Van Poppel (3-0) LP: Shawn Boskie (3-5) SV: Matt Ryan (1) HR: NSH Chad Hermansen (6) off Boskie in the 3rd inning ABQ Brent Cookson (12) off Dougherty in the 6th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO ------------------------------------------------------------ Boskie (L) 7 5 4 1 1 4 Ruffin 2/3 0 0 0 0 1 Jordan 1/3 0 0 0 0 1 Williams 1 2 1 1 1 1 TIME: 2:34 ATT: 4,091 In the first game of the series with the Nashville Sounds, Nashville won 5-2 and took a 1-0 series lead. The Dukes have lost three straight games. In the 2nd inning, Nashville got on the scoreboard. Adrian Brown drove the ball to left field. Dukes left-fielder Warren Newson did not play the ball correctly and Brown ended up on third base on the error (a three base error). Matt Howard grounded out to score Brown. In the 3rd inning, Chad Hermansen two-run homered to extend the Sounds lead to 3-0. In the 5th inning, the Sounds increased their lead to 4-0. Nashville starter Todd Van Poppel doubled and scored on Emil Brown's double. In the bottom of the 5th inning, the Dukes got on the scoreboard when Dukes starter Shawn Boskie doubled to score Roberto Mejia. In the 6th inning, Brent Cookson homered with the bases empty to make it 4-2 Nashville. Kevin Polcovich added a sacrifice fly in the 9th inning for the Sounds to make it 5-2. Friday May 21, 1999 Game 4: Albuquerque Sports Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- NEW ORLEANS 0 3 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 12 11 1 ALBUQUERQUE 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 x 4 7 1 NRL: Rob Ellis, Mike Diorio (7), Kent Wallace (9) and Jerrey Thurston ABQ: Mike Judd, Gavin Osteen (4), Johnny Ruffin (7), Ricardo Jordan (9) and Paul LoDuca WP: Rob Ellis (3-4) LP: Mike Judd (3-4) HR: NRL Jamie Saylor (2) off Judd in the 2nd inning Lance Berkman (2) off Judd in the 4th inning Ryan Thompson (7) off Osteen in the 4th inning ABQ Roberto Mejia (1) off Ellis in the 2nd inning Brent Cookson (11) off Ellis in the 6th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO ------------------------------------------------------------ Judd (L) 3 1/3 7 9 9 3 4 Osteen 2 2/3 4 3 2 1 4 Ruffin 2 0 0 0 0 5 Jordan 1 0 0 0 1 2 TIME: 2:51 ATT: 5,564 In the final game of the series, New Orleans blew open a close game with a eight run 4th inning as they went on to beat the Dukes 12-4. New Orleans took the series 3-1. The loss is the Dukes' second loss in a row. New Orleans scored three times in the 2nd inning, but that lead did not last very long as Albuquerque's Roberto Mejia three-run homered in the bottom of the 2nd to tie the game at 3-3. New Orleans scored once in the 3rd inning and took that 4-3 lead into the 4th inning. The Zephyrs extended their lead to 5-3 when Carlos Hernandez singled with the bases loaded. Lance Berkman later followed with a grand-slam homer to make it 9-3 Zephyrs. Daryle Ward singled and Ryan Thompson followed with a homer as the Zephyrs went ahead 11-3. Later in the inning Jerrey Thurston reached base on an error, scoring Jamie Saylor with the 12th run of the game for the Zephyrs. Brent Cookson solo homered in the 6th inning to make it 12-4 New Orleans but the Dukes were unable to score any more runs the rest of the game. Thursday May 20, 1999 Game 3: Albuquerque Sports Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- NEW ORLEANS 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 7 1 ALBUQUERQUE 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 9 1 NRL: Wade Miller, Jose Cabrera (7), Rick Huisman (9) and Jerrey Thurston ABQ: Robinson Checo, Dean Mitchell (7), Jeff Williams (7), Jeff Kubenka (9) and Rick Wilkins WP: Jose Cabrera (2-0) LP: Jeff Williams (3-3) SV: Rick Huisman (2) HR: NRL Daryle Ward (15) off Williams in the 8th inning ABQ Kevin Grijak (2) off W Miller in the 4th inning Brent Cookson (10) off W Miller in the 6th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO ------------------------------------------------------------ Checo 6 3 0 0 4 8 Mitchell 1/3 3 2 2 1 0 Williams (L) 1 2/3 1 1 1 0 1 Kubenka 1 0 0 0 0 2 TIME: 2:49 ATT: 3,147 In the third game of the series, New Orleans scored in the later innings and just often enough to scratch out a 3-2 win over the Dukes. The Zephyrs have a 2-1 series lead. The Dukes scored once in the 4th inning when Kevin Grijak solo-homered and scored again in the 6th inning when Brent Cookson solo-homered. The Zephyrs tied the game in the 7th inning when Carlos Villalobos drove in two runs with a single. Daryle Ward solo-homered in the 8th inning in what proved to be the game-winning run. Wednesday May 19, 1999 In Dukes news, IF Roberto Mejia was activated from the DL. . . . P Doug Bochtler was acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays and assigned to Albuquerque. Immediately, he was promoted to the Dodgers . . . P Andy Croghan is on loan to the Syracuse Chiefs (AAA Blue Jays). The media is reporting noone knows why he is on loan. The Dodgers say the Bochtler acquisition was done for cash considerations in return for Bochtler. I am thinking that Croghan may be a player acquired by the Blue Jays in the Bochtler deal. Time will tell if Croghan will return to the Dukes or become a Chief/Blue Jay. Game 2: Albuquerque Sports Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- NEW ORLEANS 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 5 8 1 ALBUQUERQUE 0 2 2 2 0 0 1 1 x 8 18 1 NRL: Bob Scanlan, Kent Wallace (6), Dean Crow (7) and Jerrey Thurston ABQ: Matt Herges, Dean Mitchell (7), Gavin Osteen (7), Johnny Ruffin (9), Ricardo Jordan (9) and David Steed WP: Matt Herges (1-1) LP: Bob Scanlan (3-5) HR: ABQ Rick Wilkins (1) off Scanlan in the 4th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO ------------------------------------------------------------ Herges (W) 6 1/3 5 4 4 1 5 Mitchell 1/3 0 0 0 0 0 Osteen 1 1/3 2 0 0 2 2 Ruffin 1/3 0 1 0 1 0 Jordan 2/3 1 0 0 0 0 TIME: 2:55 ATT: 3,406 In the second game of the series, the Dukes won 8-5 and tied the series at 1-1. The victory snaps a Dukes two-game losing streak. Albuquerque got on the scoreboard in the 2nd inning. Dukes starter Matt Herges singled to drive in two runs. Albuquerque added two more runs in the 3rd inning and scored two more runs in the 4th inning as Rick Wilkins 2-run homered. The Dukes built up a 6-0 lead. New Orleans starting closing the gap in the 7th inning. Carlos Hernandez doubled to score two runs. Jerrey Thurston grounded out scoring Casey Candaele and Lance Berkman's pinch-hit single scored Hernandez. By the time the seventh-inning-stretch came, it was a 6-4 Dukes lead. Albuquerque scored in the bottom of the 7th inning. Brent Cookson singled to drive in Kevin Grijak. In the bottom of the 8th inning, the Dukes extended their lead to 8-4 when Wilkins had an RBI single. In the top of the 9th inning, Ward grounded out to score a run but the Zephyrs could not score any more. Tuesday May 18, 1999 In Dukes news, C Angel Pena and OF Trenidad Hubbard were both promoted to the Dodgers. The Dodgers demoted C Paul LoDuca to the Dukes. P Ricardo Jordan was activated from the DL. Game 1: Albuquerque Sports Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- NEW ORLEANS 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 8 16 2 ALBUQUERQUE 0 2 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 6 10 2 NRL: Brian Powell, Joe Slusarski (6), Jose Cabrera (7), Rick Huisman (9) and Randy Knorr, Jerrey Thurston ABQ: Ricky Stone, Jeff Williams (7), Jeff Kubenka (9), Johnny Ruffin (9) and Rick Wilkins, David Steed WP: Jose Cabrera (1-0) LP: Jeff Kubenka (0-2) SV: Rick Huisman (1) HR: NRL Daryle Ward (14) off Kubenka in the 9th inning ABQ Kevin Grijak (1) off Powell in the 2nd inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO ------------------------------------------------------------ Stone 6 10 3 3 0 9 Williams 2 2 0 0 1 1 Kubenka (L) 2/3 4 5 3 2 1 Ruffin 1/3 0 0 0 0 0 TIME: 3:25 ATT: 2,642 In the first game of the series in Albuquerque, New Orleans put up a 5-spot in the 9th inning as they went on to beat the Dukes 8-6 and take a 1-0 series lead. Albuquerque has now lost two straight games. Trailing 2-0 in the 2nd inning, Albuquerque's Kevin Grijak blasted a two-run homer to tie the game. The Zephyrs re-took the lead in the 3rd inning by scoring a run but Albuquerque quickly tied the game again in the 4th inning. Albuquerque took their first lead of the game in the 5th inning at 4-3 and extended the lead to 6-3 in the 7th inning. In the 9th inning, Jeff Kubenka took the mound and looked to contain the Zephyrs and preserve the win. He instead earned a blown save. He gave up a three-run homer to Daryle Ward as the Zephyrs tied up the game at 6-6. Ryan Thompson then singled and Omar Ramirez walked to put runners on first and second base. Casey Candaele smashed a line drive that Albuquerque's Shawn Gilbert fielded and committed an error on the throw to first base. Thompson and Ramirez came in to score on the error as the Zephyrs built a 8-6 lead. Rick Huisman took care of the Dukes in the bottom of the 9th inning to earn his first save of the season. Monday May 17, 1999 Game 4: Herschel Greer Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- ALBUQUERQUE 1 0 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 6 11 2 NASHVILLE 1 0 3 1 3 2 0 0 x 10 10 1 ABQ: Shawn Boskie, Dean Mitchell (5), Johnny Ruffin (7), Gavin Osteen (8) and Angel Pena, Rick Wilkins NSH: Jimmy Anderson, Jim Dougherty (6), Jeff Sparks (7), Greg Hansell (9) and Tim Laker WP: Jimmy Anderson (5-1) LP: Shawn Boskie (3-4) HR: ABQ Brent Cookson (9) off Anderson in the 4th inning Warren Newson (1) off Dougherty in the 7th inning NSH Chad Hermansen (4) off Boskie in the 3rd inning Ray Montgomery (5) off Boskie in the 4th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO ------------------------------------------------------------ Boskie (L) 4 9 8 6 1 1 Mitchell 2 0 2 1 3 1 Ruffin 1 1 0 0 0 0 Osteen 1 0 0 0 0 0 TIME: 2:50 ATT: 5,410 In the final game of the series in Nashville and the roadtrip, the Dukes lost to the Nashville Sounds 10-6. Both teams won two games in the series. For the Dukes, Brent Cookson and Warren Newson each homered and drove in two runs in the game. Adam Riggs and Angel Pena drove in a run each. For the Sounds, Chad Hermansen belted a three-run homer and drove in four runs total in the game. Ray Montgomery solo-homered in the game, his lone RBI, and Matt Howard, Tim Laker, and Ivan Cruz also each drove in a run. Sunday May 16, 1999 Game 3: Herschel Greer Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- ALBUQUERQUE 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 12 1 NASHVILLE 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 4 12 0 ABQ: Mike Judd, Jeff Williams (8), Jeff Kubenka (8) and Rick Wilkins NSH: Mike Robertson, Matt Ryan (6), Joey Long (9) and Tim Laker WP: Mike Judd (3-3) LP: Mike Robertson (2-3) SV: Jeff Kubenka (3) HR: ABQ Brent Cookson (8) off Robertson in the 1st inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO ------------------------------------------------------------ Judd (W) 7 1/3 11 4 3 0 8 Williams 0 1 0 0 0 0 Kubenka (S) 1 2/3 0 0 0 0 1 TIME: 2:42 ATT: 9,047 In the third game of the series, Albuquerque scored early and often and held off a later-inning Nashville Sounds rally as they won 6-4 and took a 2-1 series lead. Albuquerque scored four runs in the 1st inning. Wes Chamberlain's RBI single scored Trenidad Hubbard. Later in the inning, Brent Cookson belted a three-run homer. In the 2nd inning, David Steed doubled and later scored when Juan Castro executed a perfect suicide squeeze bunt. Albuquerque held a 5-0 lead. In the bottom of the 2nd inning, Nashville got on the scoreboard. Darryl Brinkley scored on Matt Howard's RBI single to center. In the 7th inning, Albuquerque extended their lead to 6-1 when Warren Newson's RBI double scored Castro. Nashville picked up a run of their own in the bottom of the 7th inning. Tim Laker doubled and later scored on Howard's RBI single. Nashville scored twice more in the 8th inning. Dukes starter Mike Judd loaded the bases and was pulled in favor of reliever Jeff Williams. Williams gave up a RBI single to Ivan Cruz. Dukes manager Mike Scioscia then pulled Williams in favor of reliever Jeff Kubenka. Laker flew out to right-center field and Chad Hermanson was able to just beat Cookson's throw to the plate. Laker got credit for a sacrifice fly on the play. Kubenka settled down and quelled the Sounds late-inning rally to preserve the Dukes win. Saturday May 15, 1999 Game 2: Herschel Greer Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- ALBUQUERQUE 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 4 11 1 NASHVILLE 0 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 x 5 6 3 ABQ: Robinson Checo, Johnny Ruffin (7), Dean Mitchell (8) and Angel Pena NSH: Bob Milacki, Jeff Sparks (9), Rick Sauveur (9) and Tim Laker WP: Bob Milacki (2-4) LP: Robinson Checo (0-2) SV: Rick Sauveur (2) HR: NSH Ivan Cruz (11) off Checo in the 2nd inning Darryl Brinkley (4) off Checo in the 6th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO ------------------------------------------------------------ Checo (L) 6 4 4 4 2 8 Ruffin 1 2 1 1 1 1 Mitchell 1 0 0 0 0 2 TIME: 2:32 ATT: 10,738 In the second game of the series in Nashville, the Sounds held off a late Dukes rally to win 5-4 and tie the series at 1-1. The loss snapped a 4-game Duke winning streak. Albuquerque got on the scoreboard in the 1st inning when Trenidad Hubbard drove in a run with a sacrifice fly. In the 2nd inning, Ivan Cruz solo-homered off Dukes starter Robinson Checo to tie the game at 1-1. In the 6th inning, Nashville got on the scoreboard again when Darryl Brinkley belted a three-run homer to give the Sounds a 4-1 lead. In the top of the 7th inning, the Dukes trimmed the defecit when Hubbard singled up the middle to drive in a run. The Sounds still led 4-2. The Sounds scored one run in the bottom of the 7th inning when starter Bob Milacki helped his cause with a RBI single. The Dukes scored two more times in the top of the 9th inning when Adam Riggs grounded out and Angel Pena drove in a run with the single, but the Dukes were unable to finish the rally as they lost by a lone run. Friday May 14, 1999 Game 1: Greer Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- ALBUQUERQUE 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 2 7 13 1 NASHVILLE 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 1 6 10 0 ABQ: Matt Herges, Andy Croghan (7), Jeff Williams (8), Jeff Kubenka (9) and Angel Pena NSH: Todd Van Poppel, Jeff Sparks (7), Jim Dougherty (8), Joey Long (8), Greg Hansell (8), Mike Garcia (9) and Chris Tremie WP: Jeff Williams (3-2) LP: Mike Garcia (0-2) SV: Jeff Kubenka (2) HR: NSH Ivan Cruz (10) off Herges in the 4th inning Darryl Brinkley (3) off Williams in the 8th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO ------------------------------------------------------------ Herges 6 1/3 5 4 3 1 4 Croghan 2/3 2 0 0 0 1 Williams 1 2 1 1 1 1 Kubenka 1 2 1 1 0 1 TIME: 3:01 ATT: 9,186 In the first game of the series with the Nashville Sounds, Angel Pena continued to have a hot bat as the Dukes beat the Sounds 7-6 and took a 1-0 series advantage. The Dukes are winners of four straight games, tying the season-best winning streak. Pena has started the last 3 games and is 5 for 12 with 3 RBI. Albuquerque got on the scoreboard in the 2nd inning when Juan Castro drove in a run with a double. Nashville took the lead in the 4th inning when Ivan Cruz belted a two-run homer. Albuquerque re-took the lead in the 5th inning. Castro and Shawn Gilbert had RBI singles. Albuquerque added a run in the 6th inning to take a 4-2 lead -- Kevin Grijak drove in a run. Nashville scored a run when Cruz sacrifice flied out in the bottom of the 6th inning to trim the Dukes lead to a run and tied the game in the 7th inning when Chris Tremie scored on Kevin Polcovich's RBI single. Castro singled in a run as the Dukes broke the tie in the top of the 8th inning. The Sounds tied the game again with a run in the bottom of the 8th inning when Darryl Brinkley solo-homered. In the top of the 9th inning, Pena singled with the bases loaded to drive in two runs and give the Dukes a 7-5 lead. In the bottom of the ninth, Cruz drove in a run with a single but Jeff Kubenka settled down and finished off the Sounds as he earned the save. Thursday May 13, 1999 Game 4: Tim McCarver Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- ALBUQUERQUE 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 6 10 2 MEMPHIS 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 4 11 2 ABQ: Ricky Stone, Andy Croghan (7), Gavin Osteen (8) and Angel Pena MEM: Kris Detmers, Doug Mlicki (5), Kevin Lovingier (7), Bryan Eversgerd (8) and Mike Stefanski WP: Ricky Stone (3-1) LP: Kris Detmers (3-2) SV: Gavin Osteen (1) Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO ------------------------------------------------------------ Stone (W) 6 2/3 10 4 4 2 8 Croghan 2/3 1 0 0 1 1 Osteen (S) 1 2/3 0 0 0 0 2 TIME: 2:45 ATT: 4,750 In the final game of the series, the Dukes won 6-4. The Dukes have won three straight games and the Dukes took the series 3-1. Adam Riggs drove in 3 runs with a double, while Wes Chamberlain contributed a pair of RBI singles and Angel Pena drove home a run in the game. For the Redbirds, Adam Kennedy drove in a run with a sacrifice fly while Nate Dishington drove in two runs with a double and Chris Haas drove in a run. Wednesday May 12, 1999 Game 3: Tim McCarver Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- ALBUQUERQUE 0 0 1 1 3 3 0 0 1 9 12 2 MEMPHIS 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 3 0 7 11 2 ABQ: Shawn Boskie, Dean Mitchell (6), Jeff Williams (6), Jeff Kubenka (8) and Angel Pena MEM: Larry Luebbers, Mike Busby (6), Rick Heiserman (7), Curtis King (9) and Mike Stefanski WP: Shawn Boskie (3-3) LP: Larry Luebbers (4-2) SV: Jeff Kubenka (1) HR: ABQ Trenidad Hubbard (5) off Luebbers in the 3rd inning MEM Ron Warner (1) off Kubenka in the 8th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO ------------------------------------------------------------ Boskie (W) 5 7 3 3 4 3 Mitchell 2/3 1 1 1 0 1 Williams 2 3 3 2 0 3 Kubenka (S) 1 1/3 0 0 0 0 3 TIME: 3:10 ATT: 4,057 In the third game of the series, the Dukes beat the Memphis Redbirds 9-7. The Dukes have won two games in a row and they hold a 2-1 series advantage. With the Redbirds holding a 2-1 advantage in the 4th inning, Albuquerque's Trenidad Hubbard solo-homered to tie the game. Albuquerque extended the lead to 5-1 in the 5th inning when Warren Newson drove in two runs with a double and Hubbard drove in a run with a single. Memphis got a run back in the bottom of the 5th inning, but Albuquerque scored three more times in the 6th inning, Shawn Gilbert's 2-RBI single being the highlight. With the Dukes up 8-4 in the 8th inning, Memphis' Ron Warner belted a 3-run homer to make it 8-7 but that is as close as the Redbirds would get. Albuquerque tacked an insurance run on the scoreboard to make it 9-7 and Jeff Kubenka held the Redbirds in the bottom of the ninth to preserve the victory. Tuesday May 11, 1999 In Dukes news, OF Warren Newson has joined the Dukes. OF Eric Anthony has gone on the DL with an elbow injury and is expected to miss the rest of the season. OF Kevin Gibbs has gone on the DL with another shoulder injury. P Ricardo Jordan has been placed on the DL with a hamstring injury and should be back as soon as he is eligible to come off the DL. Game 2: Tim McCarver Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- ALBUQUERQUE 2 2 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 8 13 1 MEMPHIS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 7 8 2 ABQ: Mike Judd, Jeff Kubenka (9), Andy Croghan (9) and Rick Wilkins MEM: Pete Smith, Doug Mlicki (3), Kevin Lovingier (5), Mike Busby (7), Bryan Eversgerd (9) and Marcus Jensen WP: Mike Judd (2-3) LP: Pete Smith (0-1) SV: Andy Croghan (1) HR: MEM Richard Clapp (4) off Kubenka in the 9th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO ------------------------------------------------------------ Judd (W) 8 5 2 2 1 9 Kubenka 2/3 3 5 5 1 0 Croghan (S) 1/3 0 0 0 0 0 TIME: 2:49 ATT: 4,073 In the second game of the 4-game series in Memphis, Albuquerque built up a big lead and held off the rallying Memphis Redbirds as they won 8-7. The series is tied at 1-1 and the Dukes ended their 2-game losing streak. With Mike Judd in cruise control and the Dukes enjoying a big 8-0 lead, the Redbirds put their rallying caps on in the 8th inning. Luis Ordaz's double scored Nate Dishington to break up the shutout. Ordaz later scored when Adam Kennedy singled. In the ninth inning with Dukes reliever Jeff Kubenka on the mound, Chris Haas scored on Dukes' Adam Riggs error. Later in the inning with the bases loaded and two out, Richard Clapp homered to trim the Dukes lead to 8-7. Kubenka was lifted in favor of reliever Andy Croghan, who proceeded to get Kennedy to fly out to deep center field to end the game. Shawn Gilbert went 3 for 3 with 3 runs scored for the Dukes, while Trenidad Hubbard went 2 for 4 with 3 RBI and a run scored. Warren Newson, Adam Riggs, Rick Wilkins and Juan Castro also drove in a run in the game. Monday May 10, 1999 Game 1: Tim McCarver Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- ALBUQUERQUE 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 4 1 MEMPHIS 0 0 2 3 1 0 0 0 x 6 5 1 ABQ: Robinson Checo, Gavin Osteen (5), Johnny Ruffin (7) and Angel Pena MEM: Brian Barnes, Kevin Lovingier (5), Rick Heiserman (7), Bryan Eversgerd (9) and Mike Stefanski WP: Kevin Lovingler (1-0) LP: Robinson Checo (0-1) HR: ABQ Shawn Gilbert (2) off Heiserman in the 8th inning MEM Mike Stefanski (1) off Checo in the 3rd inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO ------------------------------------------------------------ Checo 4 1/3 4 6 6 3 6 Osteen 1 2/3 0 0 0 1 2 Ruffin 2 1 0 0 2 0 TIME: 2:32 ATT: 4,154 In the first game of a roadtrip and the series in Memphis, the Albuquerque Dukes lost to the Memphis Redbirds 6-2. The Redbirds have a 1-0 series lead. The loss extends the current Dukes losing streak to two games. Albuquerque got on the scoreboard in the 1st inning. Adam Riggs' double scored Trenidad Hubbard. In the bottom of the 3rd inning, the Redbirds took the lead. Stubby Clapp singled and Mike Stefanski followed with the homer to make it 2-1 Memphis. In the 4th inning, Clapp struck again as he tripled to drive in 2 runs. Clapp later scored when Dukes starter Robinson Checo balked. Memphis enjoyed a 5-1 advantage. Memphis got their last run in the 6th inning when Thomas Howard drove in a run. Albuquerque scored once in the 8th inning when Shawn Gilbert solo-homered but the Redbird bullpen was able to contain the Dukes from scoring any more runs. Sunday May 9, 1999 Game 4: Albuquerque Sports Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- OMAHA 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 2 8 9 1 ALBUQUERQUE 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 1 OMA: Rick Krivda, Orber Moreno (8) and Henry Mercedes ABQ: Matt Herges, Dean Mitchell (8) and Angel Pena WP: Rick Krivda (3-0) LP: Matt Herges (0-1) HR: OMA Mark Quinn (8) off Herges in the 1st inning Henry Mercedes (1) off Herges in the 2nd inning Mendy Lopez (3) off Mitchell in the 9th inning ABQ Trenidad Hubbard (4) off Krivda in the 1st inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO ------------------------------------------------------------ Herges 7 1/3 6 5 3 3 2 Mitchell 1 2/3 3 3 3 0 2 TIME: 2:35 ATT: 3,888 The Omaha Golden Spikes defeated the Dukes 8-1 in the series finale at the Sports Stadium. Omaha took the four-game series 3-1. Mark Quinn's 2-run homer in the 1st inning off Dukes starter Matt Herges gave Omaha a quick 2-0 lead. Trenidad Hubbard solo-homered for the Dukes in the bottom of the 1st inning to trim the Golden Spikes lead to 2-1. Omaha added a run in the 2nd inning when Henry Mercedes solo-homered. In the 5th inning, Omaha scored twice more to take a 5-1 lead as Carlos Mendez drove in 2 runs with a single. In the 8th inning, Mendy Lopez solo homered as the Golden Spikes took a 6-1 lead. Omaha added their final two runs of the game in the 9th inning when Jeremy Giambi belted a two-run homer. Saturday May 8, 1999 In Dukes news, IF Chance Sanford went on the disabled list. Game 3: Albuquerque Sports Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- OMAHA 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 12 4 ALBUQUERQUE 0 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 7 14 0 OMA: Glendon Rusch, Dario Veres (6), Tim Byrdak (8), Bart Evans (10) and Sal Fasano ABQ: Ricky Stone, Ricardo Jordan (7), Andy Croghan (7), Jeff Kubenka (9), Jeff Williams (11) and Rick Wilkins WP: Jeff Williams (2-2) LP: Bart Evans (1-1) HR: OMA Mendy Lopez (1) off Stone in the 2nd inning Jed Hansen (1) off Stone in the 2nd inning Sal Fasano (5) off Stone in the 3rd inning Mendy Lopez (2) off Stone in the 3rd inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO ------------------------------------------------------------ Stone 6 7 6 6 3 6 Jordan 1/3 0 0 0 1 1 Croghan 1 2/3 2 0 0 0 1 Kubenka 2 2 0 0 0 0 Williams 1 1 0 0 1 1 TIME: 3:32 ATT: 5,427 The Dukes outlasted a Omaha Golden Spike homer barrage as they went on to win in extra innings. Omaha still leads the series 2-1. Omaha scored once in the bottom of the 1st inning to take a 1-0 lead. The Golden Spikes extended the lead in the 2nd inning. Mendy Lopez hit a two-run homer and Jed Hansen followed with a solo homer as Omaha built a 4-0 lead. Albuquerque got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the 2nd inning as Kevin Grijak doubled driving in two runs. Sal Fasano and Mendy Lopez hit solo homers in the 3rd inning to extend the Omaha lead to 6-2. Albuquerque scored once in the 5th inning when Juan Castro singled to drive in a run. In the 6th inning, the Dukes scored three more times to tie the game. Rick Wilkins scored when David Steed doubled to right field and Golden Spikes right fielder Steve Gibralter mishandled the ball. Grijak later singled driving in his 3rd RBI of the game and Adam Riggs added a RBI single. In the bottom of the 11th inning, Riggs singled to lead off the inning and Angel Pena followed with a RBI triple into the left field corner as Riggs scored to give the Dukes the victory. Friday May 7, 1999 Game 2: Albuquerque Sports Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- OMAHA 0 1 8 0 0 0 0 1 0 10 11 1 ALBUQUERQUE 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 5 2 OMA: Dan Reichert, Dan Rios (7), Orber Moreno (8) and Sal Fasano ABQ: Shawn Boskie, Gavin Osteen (3), Johnny Ruffin (6), Jeff Williams (8), Jeff Kubenka (9) and Angel Pena WP: Dan Reichert (3-1) LP: Shawn Boskie (2-3) HR: OMA Steve Gibralter (3) off Boskie in the 3rd inning ABQ Wes Chamberlain (6) off Reichert in the 4th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO ------------------------------------------------------------ Boskie 2 1/3 7 8 7 1 5 Osteen 3 2 1 1 0 3 Ruffin 1 2/3 0 0 0 1 1 Williams 1 2 1 1 1 0 Kubenka 1 0 0 0 0 2 TIME: 2:51 ATT: 4,359 Omaha used a big run-scoring inning to help beat the Dukes 10-4 and take a 2-0 series lead. Omaha had a 1-0 lead when they came up in the 3rd inning. In the 3rd inning, they scored eight times to extend their lead to 9-0. Albuquerque's Wes Chamberlain belted a grand-slam homer to make it 9-4 Golden Spikes in the bottom of the 4th inning but the Dukes offense was quiet the rest of the evening. Steve Gibralter solo-homered for the Golden Spikes in the game. Jeremy Giambi, Mendy Lopez, and Joe Vitiello drove in 2 runs each for Omaha while J.P. Roberge and Jed Hansen drove in a run each. Thursday May 6, 1999 Game 1: Albuquerque Sports Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- OMAHA 1 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 6 8 0 ALBUQUERQUE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 OMA: Brian Barber and Sal Fasano ABQ: Mike Judd, Dean Mitchell (7) and Angel Pena WP: Brian Barber (1-0) LP: Mike Judd (1-3) HR: OMA Mark Quinn (7) off Judd in the 1st inning Sal Fasano (4) off Judd in the 4th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO ------------------------------------------------------------ Judd 6 2/3 8 6 6 3 5 Mitchell 2 1/3 0 0 0 0 3 TIME: 2:19 ATT: 1,831 Brian Barber pitched a complete game shutout for the Omaha Golden Spikes as they won 6-0 and took a 1-0 series lead over the Albuquerque Dukes. Barber only allowed 4 hits and walked none and struck out two. Omaha got their first run in the 1st inning when Mark Quinn solo homered. Omaha added to their lead with two more in the 4th inning - Sal Fasano's solo-homer being the highlight of the inning. Fasano doubled to drive in a run in a 3-run 5th inning for Omaha. Joe Vitiello, Jed Hansen, and Les Norman also drove in a run for the Golden Spikes in the 4th and 5th innings. Wednesday May 5, 1999 The Dukes had Cinco De Mayo day off. A 4-game series against Omaha begins tomorrow at the Sports Stadium. Tuesday May 4, 1999 Game 4: Albuquerque Sports Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- FRESNO 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 6 0 ALBUQUERQUE 3 3 0 1 0 0 2 1 x 10 14 1 FRE: Ryan Jensen, Robbie Crabtree (5), Ben Weber (7), Cory Bailey (8) and Doug Mirabelli, Craig Mayes ABQ: Robinson Checo, Gavin Osteen (5), Andy Croghan (7), Johnny Ruffin (8), Ricardo Jordan (9) and Angel Pena WP: Ricardo Jordan (3-1) LP: Ryan Jensen (3-2) Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO ------------------------------------------------------------ Checo 4 1 1 1 4 5 Osteen 2 4 2 0 1 0 Croghan 1 0 0 0 1 1 Ruffin 1 0 0 0 2 1 Jordan (W) 1 0 0 0 0 2 TIME: 3:05 ATT: 1,238 In the final game of the series, the Dukes pounded out 14 hits and scored 10 runs as they went on to beat the Fresno Grizzles 10-3. The Dukes have won 3 games in a row and they took the 4-game series 3-1. Albuquerque scored three times in the first inning - Adam Riggs tripled to score a run and Wes Chamberlain drove in two runs with a single. In the second inning, Albuquerque scored three more times. Trenidad Hubbard singled in a run while Angel Pena singled in two runs in the inning. In the third inning, Fresno got on the scoreboard. Kenny Woods drove in Calvin Murray. In the fourth inning, Shawn Gilbert had a RBI double to extend the Dukes lead to 7-1. In the fifth inning, Fresno scored two more runs. Murray scored on a fielder's choice and Jalal Leach's RBI double scored Woods. Albuquerque still had a 7-3 lead when the inning was over. In the seventh inning, the Dukes scored two more times. Rick Wilkins successfully executed a suicide squeeze to drive in a run. Chamberlain followed with a RBI-double. In the eighth inning, Shawn Gilbert's RBI double made it 10-3 Albuquerque. Monday May 3, 1999 In Dukes news, P Jeff Kubenka was demoted by the Dodgers to the Dukes when the Dodgers activated P Antonio Osuna off the DL. Game 3: Albuquerque Sports Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- FRESNO 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 4 8 1 ALBUQUERQUE 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 5 8 0 FRE: Aaron Fultz, Miguel Del Toro (6), Steve Connelly (8) and Doug Mirabelli ABQ: Matt Herges, Andy Croghan (7), Jeff Williams (8) and Angel Pena WP: Jeff Williams (1-2) LP: Steve Connelly (0-1) HR: FRE Jalal Leach (1) off Herges in the 4th inning ABQ Brent Cookson (7) off Connelly in the 9th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO ------------------------------------------------------------ Herges 6 6 3 3 4 2 Croghan 1 1 0 0 2 2 Williams (W) 2 1 1 0 0 1 TIME: 2:47 ATT: 1,230 In the third game of the 4-game series at the Sports Stadium, the Dukes won in thier last at-bats as they beat the Fresno Grizzlies 5-4 and took a 2-1 series lead. It was the Dukes second straight victory and third victory in the last five games. Fresno got on the scoreboard first. Wilson Delgade drove in Damon Mashore in the second inning. In the fourth inning, the Grizzlies added to the lead when Jalal Leach solo-homered. Fresno added another run in the fifth inning when Doug Mirabelli drove in a run. Albuquerque finally got on the scoreboard in the sixth inning. Shawn Gilbert's two-out double scored Juan Castro from first base. In the seventh inning, the Dukes added two more runs to tie the game. Kevin Grijak singled scoring Wes Chamberlain and Angel Pena scored on Scott Livingstone's groundout. In the eighth inning, the Grizzlies re-acquired the lead. Jay Canizaro tripled off the right-field wall and scored on a passed ball. Brent Cookson crashed hard into the right field wall while trying to catch Canizaro's hit. Cookson hit the wall so hard that he lost feeling in his right arm but he stayed in the game and that would prove beneficial to the Dukes. In the bottom of the eighth, the Dukes re-tied up the game. With Castro on third base, Shawn Gilbert singled to score Castro. In the bottom of the ninth, the Dukes won it when Cookson solo-homered. It was Cookson's second homer in two nights and his seventh homer overall. Sunday May 2, 1999 Game 2: Albuquerque Sports Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- FRESNO 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 7 9 1 ALBUQUERQUE 2 3 1 0 5 3 0 0 x 14 15 3 FRE: Eddie Oropesa, Mike McMullen (2), Steve Soderstrom (5), Robbie Crabtree (7) and Doug Mirabelli, Craig Mayes ABQ: Ricky Stone, Gavin Osteen (7), Dean Mitchell (9) and David Steed WP: Ricky Stone (2-1) LP: Eddie Oropesa (1-1) HR: FRE Damon Mashore (2) off Stone in the 2nd inning ABQ Brent Cookson (6) off McMullen in the 4th inning Adam Riggs (3) off McMullen in the 5th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO ------------------------------------------------------------ Stone (W) 6 5 4 3 3 6 Osteen 2 1 0 0 0 2 Mitchell 1 3 3 3 1 0 TIME: 2:55 ATT: 2,717 In the second game of the series, the Dukes bats came alive as they banged out 15 hits and scored 14 times as they went on to beat the Fresno Grizzlies 14-7 and tie the series at 1-1. Adam Riggs and Brent Cookson each hit 3-run homers. Riggs ended up going 4 for 5 with 5 total RBI and 2 runs scored. Cookson went 1 for 4 with 3 RBI and 2 runs scored. Trenidad Hubbard drove in 2 runs, while Kevin Grijak, Shawn Gilbert, and Dukes starter Ricky Stone drove in a run each. Damon Mashore homered and drove in 3 total runs for the Grizzlies, while Jalal Leach drove in 2 runs and Keith Williams drove in a run in a pinch-hit role. Saturday May 1, 1999 Game 1: Albuquerque Sports Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- FRESNO 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 3 8 0 ALBUQUERQUE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 1 FRE: Bronswell Patrick, Ben Weber (8) and Doug Mirabelli ABQ: Shawn Boskie, Johnny Ruffin (9) and Rick Wilkins WP: Bronswell Patrick (2-3) LP: Shawn Boskie (2-2) SV: Ben Weber (1) HR: ABQ Wes Chamberlain (5) off Patrick in the 8th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO ------------------------------------------------------------ Boskie (L) 8 8 3 1 1 2 Ruffin 1 0 0 0 1 1 TIME: 2:17 ATT: 2,504 In the first game of a four game series at the Sports Stadium, the Fresno Grizzlies defeated the Albuquerque Dukes 3-1 and took a 1-0 series lead. The Dukes have lost 2 straight games. The series is interesting as it features Dukes managers from last season and this season - Fresno's Ron Roenicke managed the Dukes last year and Mike Scioscia manages the Dukes this year. Fresno scored twice in the fifth inning. The first run came as Fresno executed a successful double steal. Jay Canizaro was on first base and Doug Mirabelli on third base. Canizaro darted towards second and beat Rick Wilkins throw, while Mirabelli raced toward home and scored. Later in the inning, Canizaro scored when Grizzlies starter Bronswell Patrick singled. The Grizzlies added a run in the eighth inning on Kenny Woods' RBI single. The Dukes avoided the shutout in the 8th inning as Wes Chamberlain solo-homered. It was Chamberlain's fifth homer of the season. Johnny Ruffin made his first appearance in a Dukes suit and walked 1 and struck out 1 in an inning of work. Friday April 30, 1999 In Dukes news, P Johnny Ruffin has joined the team. Game 3: Rosenblatt Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- ALBUQUERQUE 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 8 0 OMAHA 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 5 12 2 ABQ: Mike Judd, Ricardo Jordan (7), Andy Croghan (8), Jeff Williams (9), Gavin Osteen (11) and Rick Wilkins OMA: Brian Barber, Dario Veres (8), Orber Moreno (9), Bart Evans (11) and Henry Mercedes WP: Bart Evans (1-0) LP: Gavin Osteen (0-3) HR: ABQ Trenidad Hubbard (3) off Barber in the 6th inning Brent Cookson (5) off Barber in the 3rd inning OMA Jeremy Giambi (1) off Judd in the 3rd inning Mark Quinn (6) off Croghan in the 8th inning Joe Vitiello (2) off Judd in the 4th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO ------------------------------------------------------------ Judd 6 5 2 2 4 7 Jordan 1 1/3 1 0 0 0 1 Croghan 2/3 1 1 1 0 0 Williams 2 3 1 1 1 0 Osteen (L) 2/3 2 1 1 2 0 TIME: 3:26 ATT: 6,707 The Golden Spikes took extra innings to beat the Dukes 5-4 and won the rain-shortened series 2-1. Brent Cookson's 2-run homer off Golden Spikes starter Brian Barber gave the Dukes a 2-0 lead in the third inning. In the bottom of the 3rd inning, Jeremy Giambi homered off Mike Judd to trim the Dukes lead to a run at 2-1. Giambi is with the Golden Spikes on a rehabilitation assignment. The Golden Spikes tied the game in the bottom of the 4th inning when Joe Vitiello solo-homered. The Dukes scored a run in the 5th inning to regain the lead and added to the lead in the top of the 6th inning when Trenidad Hubbard solo-homered. The Golden Spikes scored once in the bottom of the 8th inning when Mark Quinn homered and tied the game in the bottom of the 9th inning when Mendy Lopez drove in a run with a sacrifice fly. In the bottom of the 11th inning, Vitiello drew a walk with the bases loaded off Dukes reliever Gavin Osteen to plate the game winning run. Thursday April 29, 1999 Game 2: Rosenblatt Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- ALBUQUERQUE 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 6 0 OMAHA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 2 ABQ: Robinson Checo, Dean Mitchell (5), Ricardo Jordan (7), Jeff Williams (8) and Rick Wilkins OMA: Chris Fussell, Tim Byrdak (7), Dan Rios (8) and Sal Fasano, Henry Mercedes WP: Dean Mitchell (1-1) LP: Chris Fussell (3-1) SV: Jeff Williams (3) HR: ABQ Trenidad Hubbard (2) off Rios in the 8th inning OMA Joe Vitiello (1) off Checo in the 4th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO ------------------------------------------------------------ Checo 4 3 1 1 1 4 Mitchell (W) 2 0 0 0 1 2 Jordan 1 0 0 0 1 1 Williams 2 1 0 0 0 0 TIME: 2:38 ATT: 3,921 In the second game of the series, the Dukes won 3-1 and broke a 2-game losing streak. The win also marked the Dukes' first victory ever at Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha. Omaha got on the scoreboard first. Joe Vitiello solo-homered off Dukes starter Robinson Checo in the 4th inning. In the 6th inning, Kevin Grijak singled, scoring Rick Wilkins to tie the game at 1-1. In the 7th inning, Chance Sanford doubled, scoring Juan Castro as the Dukes took a 2-1 advantage. The Dukes got an insurance run in the 8th inning when Trenidad Hubbard solo-homered, his second homer of the year. Wednesday April 28, 1999 In Dukes news, C Rick Wilkins has decided to accept a minor league assignment in lieu of becoming a free agent and he ended up with the Dukes. Wilkins started Wednesday's game. Game 1: Rosenblatt Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- ALBUQUERQUE 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 7 0 OMAHA 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 5 7 4 ABQ: Matt Herges, Andy Croghan (7), Dean Mitchell (9) and Rick Wilkins OMA: Rick Krivda, Dario Veras (7), Bart Evans (9), Tim Byrdak (9) and Sal Fasano WP: Tim Byrdak (2-1) LP: Dean Mitchell (0-1) HR: OMA Kit Pellow (6) off Herges in the 5th inning J.P. Roberge (1) off Mitchell in the 9th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO ------------------------------------------------------------ Herges 6 5 4 4 2 6 Croghan 2 1 0 0 1 1 Mitchell (L) 1/3 1 1 1 0 0 TIME: 2:37 ATT: 3,651 Former-Duke J.P. Roberge got revenge on his former team as the Royals won 5-4 and took a 1-0 lead in the 4-game series. With the Dukes leading 1-0 going into the bottom of the first inning, Jeremy Giambi scored on a Matt Herges wild pitch to tie the game. The Royals took the lead when Roberge drove in two runs with a single. Albuquerque trimmed the defecit to a run at 3-2 in the third inning. In the fourth inning, Omaha extended their lead to two runs when Kit Pellow solo-homered off Herges. The Dukes tied the game in the top of the ninth with two unearned runs, taking advantage of two walks and two errors. In the bottom of the ninth, Roberge provided the fireworks when he ended the game with a solo-homer off Dukes reliever Dean Mitchell. Shawn Gilbert went 3 for 4 with a run scored, while Wes Chamberlain and Chance Sanford drove in a run each for the Dukes. Tuesday April 27, 1999 The Dukes hit the road again and were rained out in Omaha. No makeup date has been announced. Monday April 26, 1999 Game 3 (DH Game 1): Albuquerque Sports Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- CALGARY 0 3 0 0 3 1 0 7 10 0 ALBUQUERQUE 4 0 0 1 1 1 3 10 15 2 CAL: Reid Cornelius, Mike Villano (5), Eric Ludwick (6), Travis Burgus (7) and Lionel Hastings ABQ: Ricky Stone, Ricardo Jordan (7) and Angel Pena WP: Ricardo Jordan (2-1) LP: Eric Ludwick (0-1) HR: CAL Danny Bautista (4) off Stone in the 5th inning ABQ Chance Sanford (4) off Cornelius in the 1st inning Brent Cookson (4) off Cornelius in the 4th inning Chance Sanford (5) off Burgus in the 7th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO ------------------------------------------------------------ Stone 6 9 7 4 1 4 Jordan 1 1 0 0 0 2 TIME: 2:36 In the third game of the series, Chance Sanford played hero as the Dukes won the game in the bottom of the seventh inning in exciting fashion. Sanford solo-homered in the first inning to give the Dukes a 1-0 lead. The Dukes added 3 more runs that inning as they took the 4-0 advantage. By the time the seventh inning began, the game was tied at 7-7. In the bottom of the seventh, Sanford's 3-run homer off Cannons reliever Tim Burgus ended the game and gave the Dukes the victory. Sanford went 3 for 5 with 4 RBI and 2 runs scored. Brent Cookson homered and drove in 3 in the game, while Trenidad Hubbard, Angel Pena and Wes Chamberlain drove in a run each. Calgary's Amaury Garcia and Danny Bautista drove in 3 runs each while Cannons starter Reid Cornelius drove in 1 run. Game 4 (DH Game 2): Albuquerque Sports Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- CALGARY 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 8 0 ALBUQUERQUE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 CAL: Joe Fontenot and Ramon Castro ABQ: Gavin Osteen, Dean Mitchell (7) and David Steed WP: Joe Fontenot (1-1) LP: Gavin Osteen (0-2) HR: CAL Glenn Reeves (1) off Mitchell in the 7th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO ------------------------------------------------------------ Osteen 6 6 1 1 1 4 Mitchell 1 2 1 1 2 1 TIME: 1:58 ATT: 4,230 Joe Fontenot quieted the Dukes bats all game as the Cannons won 2-0 and managed a split of the doubleheader. The Cannon victory also prevented an Albuquerque sweep of the 4-game series. Fontenot's only hit given up was to Kevin Gibbs who executed a successful drag bunt. In the game, Fontenot only walked 2 and struck out 3 as he proceeded to shutout the Dukes. Calgary got a run in the fourth inning. Dukes starter Gavin Osteen gave up a single to Mike Gulan and Ramon Castro doubled to score Gulan. In the seventh inning, Glenn Reeves solo homer off Dukes reliever Dean Mitchell made it 2-0 Calgary. Sunday April 25, 1999 Game 1 (DH Game 1): Albuquerque Sports Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- CALGARY 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 ALBUQUERQUE 3 0 0 0 0 0 x 3 7 0 CAL: Brent Billingsly, Dario Perez (5) and Ramon Castro ABQ: Mike Judd and Angel Pena WP: Mike Judd (1-2) LP: Brent Billingsly (0-1) Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO ------------------------------------------------------------ Judd (W) 7 1 1 1 4 9 TIME: 1:42 In the first game of a 4 game series, Mike Judd pitched a complete game 1-hitter as the Dukes beat the Cannons 3-1. In the first inning, Adam Riggs' single drove in Shawn Gilbert with the Dukes first run. Later in the inning, Eric Anthony's double scored Riggs and Angel Pena's double scored Anthony. In the top of the second, Judd allowed his only run when Cannons starter Brent Billingsly singled to left field scoring Mike Gulan. Game 2 (DH Game 2): Albuquerque Sports Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- CALGARY 0 1 1 3 2 0 0 7 13 0 ALBUQUERQUE 0 0 7 1 2 0 x 10 12 2 CAL: Erik Hanson, Rob Stanifer (3), Armando Almanza (4), Eric Ludwick (5) and John Roskos ABQ: Shawn Boskie, Andy Croghan (5), Jeff Williams (7) and Angel Pena WP: Andy Croghan (1-1) LP: Erik Hanson (0-1) SV: Jeff Williams (2) HR: CAL Darond Stovall (2) off Boskie in the 4th inning Mike Gulan (3) off Boskie in the 4th inning ABQ Brent Cookson (3) off Stanifer in the 3rd inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO ------------------------------------------------------------ Boskie 4 2/3 9 7 7 1 4 Croghan (W) 1 1/3 2 0 0 1 0 Williams (S) 1 2 0 0 0 1 TIME: 2:36 ATT: 6,203 In the nightcap of a doubleheader, Albuquerque held off Calgary to take a 10-7 victory and swept the doubleheader. Albuquerque scored 7 times in the bottom of the 3rd inning to take the lead -- Brent Cookson was the hero that inning as he belted a three-run homer. In the game, Cookson had 3 total RBI, while Adam Riggs and Shawn Gilbert had 2 RBI each and Chance Sanford, Kevin Grijak, and Trenidad Hubbard added 1 RBI each. For the Cannons, Benji Gil and DaRond Stovall drove in 2 runs each, while Danny Bautista, Mike Gulan and Cannons starter Erik Hanson had 1 RBI each. Saturday April 24, 1999 The Dukes game was once again postponed - this time due to rain in Albuquerque. The makeup game will be in a doubleheader on Monday April 26. Friday April 23, 1999 The Dukes game in Albuquerque against the Calgary Cannons has been postponed. At first, Calgary's transportation problems delayed the game but later on the high, gusty winds in the area were what did in the game. A doubleheader is scheduled for April 25, 1999. High winds are predicted again but they are not supposed to be as strong and gusty as the winds Friday evening. In Dukes news, the Dodgers actived OF Todd Hollandsworth from the DL and demoted P Robinson Checo to Albuquerque. Checo was one of the many players involved in the recent Dodger/Tiger trade. Thursday April 22, 1999 Game 4: Franklin Covey Field 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- ALBUQUERQUE 0 0 0 1 0 3 3 1 3 11 13 1 SALT LAKE CITY 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 8 1 ABQ: Matt Herges, Dean Mitchell (4), Ricardo Jordan (6), Jeff Williams (8) and David Steed SLC: Mark Redman, Kevin Ohme (7), Gary Rath (8), Brent Stentz (9) and A.J. Pierzynski WP: Ricardo Jordan (1-1) LP: Kevin Ohme (1-1) SV: Jeff Williams (1) HR: ABQ Juan Castro (3) off Redman in the 4th inning Wes Chamberlain (4) off Redman in the 6th inning Brent Cookson (2) off G. Rath in the 8th inning Chance Sanford (2) off Stentz in the 9th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO ------------------------------------------------------------ Herges 3 2/3 6 5 5 3 3 Mitchell 2 0 0 0 4 1 Jordan (W) 1 1/3 1 0 0 0 1 J Williams (S) 2 1 0 0 0 0 TIME: 2:44 ATT: 5,195 In the final game of a 4-game series and the finale of the first roadtrip of the season, the Dukes beat the Buzz 11-5. Both teams won 2 games each in the series and the Dukes finish the roadtrip with a 3-4 record. The Dukes got on the scoreboard with a run in the fourth inning when Juan Castro solo-homered. The Buzz came up with five runs in the bottom of the fourth to take a 5-1 lead. Jacque Jones doubled, scoring Darrell Nicholas. Later in the inning with the bases loaded, former-Duke Brian Richardson singled to score 2 Buzz. A.J. Pierzynski and Danny Cey added RBI singles and when the inning was over the Buzz held a 5-1 advantage. In the top of the sixth, Wes Chamberlain's three-run homer trimmed the defecit to a run at 5-4. In the 7th inning, the Dukes added three more runs. Kevin Gibbs doubled to drive in a run and Shawn Gilbert singled driving in 2 Dukes. In the 8th inning, the Dukes made it 8-5 when Brent Cookson solo-homered. The Dukes added 3 more runs in the 9th inning, the highlights of the inning being a solo-homer by Chance Sanford and Cookson's sacrifice fly. Wednesday April 21, 1999 In Dukes news, P Jeff Kubenka was promoted to the Dodgers when the Dodgers placed P Antonio Osuna on the DL. Game 2 (DH Game 1): Franklin Covey Field 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- ALBUQUERQUE 5 2 4 0 0 1 2 14 16 2 SALT LAKE CITY 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 11 1 ABQ: Shawn Boskie and Angel Pena SLC: Frank Rodriguez, Shane Bowers (3), Travis Miller (6) and George Williams WP: Shawn Boskie (2-1) LP: Frank Rodriguez (2-1) HR: ABQ Eric Anthony (1) off Rodriguez in the 2nd inning Adam Riggs (2) off Bowers in the 3rd inning SLC Brian Buchanan (2) off Boskie in the 4th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO ------------------------------------------------------------ Boskie (W) 7 11 3 3 2 6 TIME: 2:16 In the first game of the doubleheader, the Dukes took a commanding lead early and Shawn Boskie pitched a complete game as the Dukes won 14-3 and tied the series at 1-1. The Dukes scored five times in the first inning. Chance Sanford's single scored Shawn Gilbert to make it 1-0 Dukes. Angel Pena's 2-RBI double and Kevin Grijak's 2-RBI single later in the inning made it 5-0 Albuquerque. In the second inning, Eric Anthony's 2-run homer increased the Dukes lead to 7-0. In the third inning, Adam Riggs' grand-slam homer made it 11-0 Dukes. A solo homer by Brian Buchanan in the bottom of the fourth inning got the Buzz on the scoreboard. Darrell Nicholas added 2 RBI for the Buzz. Sanford, Gilbert and Wes Chamberlain drove in a run each for the Dukes in the later innings of the game. Frank Rodriguez was the Buzz pitcher that got hit hard. He went only 2 innings, giving up 8 hits, 7 runs, 1 walk and 1 strikeout. Game 3 (DH Game 2): Franklin Covey Field 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- ALBUQUERQUE 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 7 0 SALT LAKE CITY 2 2 1 0 0 2 x 7 13 0 ABQ: Ricky Stone, Ricardo Jordan (5) and David Steed SLC: Jason Bell, Jeff Harris (4), Travis Baptist (6), Fred Rath (7) and A.J. Pierzynski WP: Travis Baptist (1-0) LP: Ricardo Jordan (0-1) SV: Fred Rath (1) Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO ------------------------------------------------------------ Stone 4 2/3 9 5 5 5 5 Jordan (L) 1 1/3 4 2 2 1 1 TIME: 2:35 ATT: 5,180 In the second game of a doubleheader, the Buzz put together a late game rally to beat the Dukes 7-5 and earn a split of the doubleheader. The Buzz lead the series 2-1. The Dukes got off to a quick 3-0 lead. Angel Pena drove in a run and Wes Chamberlain tripled to score two Dukes. In the bottom of the first, David Ortiz's double scored two Buzz to cut the defecit to a run. In the middle innings, Shawn Gilbert and Chance Sanford drove in a run each for the Dukes. In the second and third innings, Rafael Alvarez, Darrell Nicholas and Jeff Ferguson drove in 1 run each for the Buzz. The game was tied at 5-5 in the top of the 6th inning when the game was delayed by rain for 22 minutes. When play resumed, the Buzz went to work to win the game in the bottom of the 6th inning. Danny Cey's RBI single broke the tie and Alvarez's RBI single gave the Buzz an insurance run. Travis Baptist and Fred Rath did the rest for the Buzz - in a combined 1 1/3 innings of work after the rain delay, they only allowed one Duke baserunner (on a walk) and they struck out 3. Baptist earned the victory while Rath got the save. Tuesday April 20, 1999 The Dukes and Buzz were rained out in Salt Lake City. A doubleheader will be played on April 21. In Dukes news, P Jaime Arnold was promoted to the Dodgers. The Dodgers designated C Rick Wilkins for reassignment (Wilkins may eventually become a Duke or a free agent). Monday April 19, 1999 Game 1: Franklin Covey Field 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- ALBUQUERQUE 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 5 9 0 SALT LAKE CITY 0 1 1 3 0 0 2 0 x 7 13 2 ABQ: Mike Judd, Jeff Williams (7) and Angel Pena SLC: Gary Rath, Travis Baptist (7), Brent Stentz (9), Kevin Ohme (9) and A.J. Pierzynski WP: Gary Rath (2-1) LP: Mike Judd (0-1) SV: Kevin Ohme (1) HR: ABQ Brent Cookson (1) off Baptist in the 7th inning SLC Chad Rupp (3) off Judd in the 2nd inning Brian Richardson (2) off Judd in the 4th inning David Ortiz (4) off Williams in the 7th inning Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO ------------------------------------------------------------ Judd (L) 6 1/3 11 6 6 1 5 Williams 1 2/3 2 1 1 2 0 TIME: 2:51 ATT: 5,868 In the first of a four game series, former-Duke Brian Richardson's three-run homer helped the Salt Lake City Buzz defeat the Albuquerque Dukes 7-5. Chad Rupp started the scoring with a solo homer in the 2nd inning to make it 1-0 Buzz. In the third inning, Rafael Alvarez scored on a wild pitch. In the fourth inning, Richardson hit his three-run homer. It was 5-0 Buzz after four innings of play. In the top of the sixth, Trenidad Hubbard's RBI single cut the defecit to 5-1. In the seventh, Brent Cookson belted a two-run homer to make it 5-3 Buzz. In the bottom of the seventh, the Buzz got the 2 runs back when David Ortiz smacked a two-run homer to make it 7-3. The Dukes scored twice in the top of the ninth. Chance Sanford doubled off the outfield fence to score a run. Shawn Gilbert's sacrifice fly made it 7-5. Buzz reliever Kevin Ohme came into the game to finish off the Duke rally and preserve the Buzz victory. Former Duke Gary Rath started for the Buzz and did fairly well. He went 6 innings, giving up 4 hits and a run while walking 1 and striking out six. Sunday April 18, 1999 Game 3: Nat Bailey Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- ALBUQUERQUE 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 7 0 VANCOUVER 3 0 0 0 6 0 2 0 x 11 13 2 ABQ: Gavin Osteen, Dean Mitchell (5), Ricardo Jordan (7), Andy Croghan (8) and Angel Pena VAN: Terry Clark, Juan Perez (6), Ron Mahay (9) and Danny Ardoin WP: Terry Clark (1-1) LP: Gavin Osteen (0-1) Dukes Pitching Line: IP H R ER BB SO ------------------------------------------------------------ Osteen (L) 4 8 6 6 2 2 Mitchell 2 3 3 3 3 0 Jordan 1 2 2 2 2 1 Croghan 1 0 0 0 0 0 TIME: 2:51 ATT: 2,816 In the final game of the three game series with the Vancouver Canadians, the Canadians beat the Dukes 11-2. It is Albuquerque's second straight loss. Vancouver took the series 2-1. The inning that did the Dukes in was the fifth inning. Leading 3-1 at the time, Vancouver erupted for 6 runs. Frank Menechino and Ricky Freeman highlighted the inning with a 2-RBI hit each. Ramon Hernandez also drove in 2 runs, while Willie Morales, Danny Ardoin, Jeff Ball, Brian Lesher and Eric Martins drove in a run each for the Canadians. In fact, only Ryan Christianson and Santos Ortiz were the only Canadians that did not drive in a run in the game. The Dukes got on the scoreboard in the fifth inning. With Wes Chamberlain on third base, Scott Livingstone's grounder to Morales was bobbled and Chamberlain scored on the error. In the sixth inning, Adam Riggs scored when Chamberlain doubled. Terry Clark pitched well for the Canadians. He went 5 2/3 innings, giving up 5 hits, 2 runs (none earned) while walking 3 and striking out 3. Saturday April 17, 1999 Game 2: Nat Bailey Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- ALBUQUERQUE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1 VANCOUVER 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 0 ABQ: Matt Herges, Jeff Williams (7), Jeff Kubenka (9) and Angel Pena VAN: Mark Mulder, Carl Dale (7), Tim Kubinski (9), Anthony Chavez (9) and Ramon Hernandez DUKES PITCHING LINE: IP H R ER BB SO ------------------------------------------------------------------ Herges 6 2/3 5 0 0 4 4 Williams (L) 1 1/3 2 1 1 1 0 Kubenka 0 1 0 0 0 0 WP: Anthony Chavez (1-0) LP: Jeffrey Williams (0-2) TIME: 2:52 ATT: 2,832 Frank Menechino's bases-loaded single in the bottom of the ninth inning scored Ricky Freeman with the game-winning run as the Vancouver Canadians won 1-0 and tied the 3-game series at 1-1. This is the first Dukes loss after a two-game winning streak. Mark Mulder started for the Canadians and went 6 1/3 innings, giving up 7 hits, no runs, 2 walks and 2 strikeouts as he kept his team in the game. The Dukes pitching line is shown above. NOTE: This is the first installment of the update featuring the Dukes pitching line. Instead of game after game trying to explain how the Dukes pitchers did, I will showcase their pitching lines so you can see in numbers what I try to describe in words. The Dukes pitching line will be given if I have access to a boxscore to get them from. If I only get a linescore, the Dukes pitching line will not show up in the Dukes game summary I post here. Friday April 16, 1999 Game 1: Nat Bailey Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- ALBUQUERQUE 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 7 12 0 VANCOUVER 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 ABQ: Ricky Stone, Jaime Arnold (7), Andy Croghan (9) and Angel Pena VAN: Brad Rigby, Tim Kubinski (5), Bill King (7), Sean Lawrence (8) and Ramon Hernandez WP: Ricky Stone (1-1) LP: Brad Rigby (0-1) HR: ABQ Trenidad Hubbard (1) off King in the 7th inning Wes Chamberlain (3) off Lawrence in the 9th inning TIME: 2:45 ATT: 4,583 In the first game of a three-game series in Vancouver, the Dukes beat the Canadians 7-0. Trenidad Hubbard drove in 4 runs for the Dukes and Wes Chamberlain drove in 2 runs for the Dukes. Both Hubbard and Chamberlain had two-run homers. Three Dukes pitchers combined for the shutout. Ricky Stone was the starting pitcher and went 6 innings, giving up just 2 hits, walking 3 and striking out 5. Jaime Arnold pitched 2 innings, striking out 1. Andy Croghan finished up, pitching the ninth and giving up a hit. In Dukes moves, infielder Roberto Mejia was placed on the disabled list and outfielder Eric Anthony was activated from the DL. . . . Stay tuned as we find out how the Dodgers/Tigers trade may affect the Dukes roster. Also wait-and-see on how the Dodgers activating Antonio Osuna from the DL will affect the Dukes if the Dodgers have to demote a player to Albuquerque to make a roster spot available for Osuna. Thursday April 15, 1999 The Dukes have the day off to prepare and mail their income taxes. I'm only kidding -- they have the day off as they prepare for their first roadtrip of the season. Wednesday April 14, 1999 Game 3: Albuquerque Sports Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- OKLAHOMA CITY 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 0 ALBUQUERQUE 4 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 x 10 13 0 OKL: Jonathan Johnson, Allen McDill (3), Mike Venafro (5), Joe Hudson (7) and Mike Hubbard, Cory Reeder ABQ: Shawn Boskie, Jaime Arnold (7), Jeff Kubenka (9) and Angel Pena WP: Shawn Boskie (1-1) LP: Jonathan Johnson (1-1) HR: ABQ Scott Livingstone (1) off Johnson in the 2nd inning Juan Castro (2) off Venafro in the 5th inning TIME: 2:25 ATT: 1,967 In the final game of the three-game series, the Albuquerque Dukes scored early and often as they beat the Oklahoma City Redhawks 10-2. The Dukes have now won their first game of the season and the victory snaps a 6-game losing streak. Albuquerque scored four times in the first inning off Redhawks' starter Jonathan Johnson and five more times in the second inning. In those first two innings, Angel Pena and Scott Livingstone drove in 3 runs each, while Juan Castro, Trenidad Hubbard, and Adam Riggs drove in a run each. Juan Castro contributed a solo homer in the fifth inning to top off the Dukes scoring. In the third inning, Oklahoma City's Kelly Dransfeldt scored on a wild pitch and Mike Hubbard scored on the Dukes' Brent Cookson's 2-base error. Johnson was battered by the Dukes for 2 innings, giving up 9 hits, 9 runs, 1 walk and 1 strikeout. Shawn Boskie started for the Dukes and went 6 innings, giving up 5 hits, 2 runs, 4 walks and 4 strikeouts. Jaime Arnold pitched 2 innings, striking out 1. Jeff Kubenka pitched the ninth, giving up a hit and striking out 2. After an off-day on Thursday, the Dukes now head on the road for the first roadtrip of the season. The first stop is for three games in Vancouver. Tuesday April 13, 1999 Game 2: Albuquerque Sports Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- OKLAHOMA CITY 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 3 7 9 0 ALBUQUERQUE 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 6 13 0 OKL: Brady Raggio, Ricky Pickett (7), Mike Venafro (9) and Mike Hubbard ABQ: Mike Judd, Jeff Williams (8), Dean Mitchell (9) and Angel Pena WP: Ricky Pickett (1-0) LP: Jeff Williams (0-1) SV: Mike Venafro (1) HR: OKL Marc Sagmoen (1) off Judd in the 2nd inning Kelly Dransfeldt (1) off Judd in the 5th inning Scott Sheldon (4) off Judd in the 6th inning ABQ Chance Sanford (1) off Raggio in the 1st inning TIME: 2:53 ATT: 1,255 For the second game in a row, Oklahoma City came up with a big final inning as they beat the Dukes 7-6 and took a 2-0 lead in the 3 game series. The Dukes have now lost six straight games - every game in the 1999 season so far. Albuquerque got on the board in the first inning when Chance Sanford solo homered. Oklahoma City scored their first run in the second inning when Marc Sagmoen solo homered. Solo homers by Kelly Dransfeldt (fifth inning) and Scott Sheldon (sixth inning) extended the Redhawks lead to 3-1. Albuquerque scored once in the seventh inning when Kevin Grijak doubled to drive in a run. In the eighth inning, the Redhawks' P.J. Forbes bases-loaded infield single increased the Redhawks lead to 4-2. In the bottom of the eighth, Albuquerque's Wes Chamberlain drove in 2 runs with a single to tie the game at 4-4. In the top of the ninth, former-Duke Rafael Bournigal doubled down the left field line to give the Redhawks the lead at 5-4. Mike Zywica's 2-RBI single provided some insurance runs and extended the lead to 7-4. In the bottom of the ninth, Juan Castro doubled, scoring Brent Cookson to cut the defecit to 7-5. Adam Riggs later singled scoring Castro to make it 7-6 but the Dukes were unable to score any more. Mike Judd started for the Dukes and went 7 innings, giving up 5 hits, 3 runs, 2 walks and 4 strikeouts. He also gave up all 3 Redhawks homers in the game. Jeff Williams pitched 1 inning, giving up 3 hits, 4 runs and 3 walks as he earned the losing decision. Dean Mitchell pitched the ninth, giving up just a hit and striking out 3. -=-=-=-=-=- Monday April 12, 1999 Game 1: Albuquerque Sports Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- OKLAHOMA CITY 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 1 5 11 15 4 ALBUQUERQUE 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 1 7 14 3 OKL: Ryan Glynn, Rich Robertson (6), Joe Hudson (7), Allen McDill (10) and Mike Hubbard ABQ: Gavin Osteen, Dean Mitchell (5), Jaime Arnold (6), Andy Croghan (9), Ricardo Jordan (10) and Angel Pena WP: Joe Hudson (1-0) LP: Andy Croghan (0-1) HR: OKL Ruben Mateo (2) off Osteen in the 5th inning Tom Evans (1) off Croghan in the 9th inning Rafael Bournigal (1) off Croghan in the 10th inning Scott Sheldon (3) off Jordan in the 10th inning ABQ Juan Castro (1) off Hudson in the 9th inning TIME: 3:44 ATT: 1,555 In the first game of a 3-game series at the Sports Stadium, Oklahoma City scored 5 times in the 10th inning as they beat the Dukes 11-7. The loss is the Dukes fifth loss in a row. With the game tied at 5-5 going into the 9th inning, Tom Evans solo-homered off Dukes reliever Andy Croghan to give the Redhawks a 6-5 lead. Juan Castro solo-homered off Redhawks' reliever Joe Hudson in the bottom of the ninth inning to tie the game at 6-6 and send it into extra innings. In the 10th inning, former-Duke Rafael Bournigal homered to break the tie and gave Oklahoma City a 7-6 lead. Kelly Dransfeldt scored on Dukes' outfielder Wes Chamberlain's throwing error to make it 8-6. Later in the inning, Scott Sheldon's 3-run homer made it 11-6. In the bottom of the 10th inning, Adam Riggs scored on a sacrifice fly but that is all the scoring the Dukes could come up with. Gavin Osteen started for the Dukes and went 4 1/3 innings, giving up 6 hits, 3 runs, 3 walks and 4 strikeouts. Croghan, who got the losing decision, gave up 2 homers, 3 hits, 4 runs (2 earned) and struck out 1 as he pitched the ninth inning and one out in the 10th inning. Sunday April 11, 1999 Game 4: Albuquerque Sports Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- TACOMA 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 4 8 12 0 ALBUQUERQUE 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 4 0 7 10 1 TAC: Damaso Marte, Rafael Carmona (7), David Holdridge (9) and Raul Chavez ABQ: Matt Herges, Ricardo Jordan (7), Jeff Williams (8), Jeff Kubenka (9) and David Steed WP: Rafael Carmona (1-0) LP: Jeff Kubenka (0-1) SV: David Holdridge (2) HR: TAC Ryan Radmanovich (2) off Kubenka in the 9th inning ABQ Wes Chamberlain (1) off Marte in the 7th inning Wes Chamberlain (2) off Carmona in the 8th inning Adam Riggs (1) off Carmona in the 8th inning TIME: 2:52 ATT: 3,892 In the final game of the 4-game series with the Rainiers, Ryan Radmanovich's three-run homer proved to be the game winner as the Rainiers won 8-7 and swept the Dukes in the series. Albuquerque took a 2-1 lead in the fourth inning. Angel Pena had a RBI single and Adam Riggs had a RBI double. Tacoma took a 4-2 lead in the top of the seventh inning. In the bottom of the seventh, Wes Chamberlain solo homered to make it a 4-3 game. Albuquerque scored 4 more times in the bottom of the eighth to make it 7-4. Hubbard had a RBI double. Riggs had a 2-run homer and Wes Chamberlain followed with a solo homer. In the top of the ninth, after scoring a run, Radmanovich's homer made it 8-7 and David Holdridge held the Dukes in the bottom of the ninth to earn a save. Matt Herges started for the Dukes and went 6 1/3 innings, giving up 8 hits, 4 runs (3 earned) while walking none and striking out 6. Ricardo Jordan followed with 2/3 of an inning, giving up a hit and walking 1. Jeff Williams was the third Dukes reliever and went 1 1/3 innings, giving up a hit, 2 runs and 3 walks. Jeff Kubenka was the final Dukes reliever of the day and he was the one who gave up Radmanovich's homer. He went 2/3 of an inning, giving up 2 hits, 2 runs and 1 walk. Saturday April 10, 1999 Game 3: Albuquerque Sports Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- TACOMA 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 6 0 ALBUQUERQUE 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 2 TAC: Mike Bertotti, Ryan Franklin (4), Sean Spencer (6), Huck Flener (8) and Scot Sealy ABQ: Ricky Stone, Andy Croghan (6), Jeff Kubenka (8) and Angel Pena WP: Ryan Franklin (1-0) LP: Ricky Stone (0-1) SV: Huck Flener (1) HR: ABQ Shawn Gilbert (1) off Sean Spencer in the 7th inning TIME: 2:57 ATT: 3,175 Four Tacoma pitchers combined on a 4-hitter and the Albuquerque Dukes offense failed to produce runs as the Tacoma Rainiers once again beat the Dukes 4-1 and took a 3-0 series lead. Albuquerque has lost all 3 games in the 1999 season. In the fourth inning, Tacoma's Ozzie Timmons had a 2-RBI single and Randy Brown later added a RBI single to make it 3-0. The Dukes got on the scoreboard in the seventh inning when Shawn Gilbert homered off Tacoma reliever Sean Spencer. Tacoma got the final run of the game in the top of the eighth inning when Jay Buhner drove in a run. Mike Bertotti started for the Rainiers and gave up a hit, walked 6, and struck out 3 in 3 innings of work. Ryan Franklin came in and pitched 2 innings of 1 walk, 2 strikeout, no hit ball as he got the winning pitching decision. After Sean Spencer pitched 2 innings of relief, Huck Flener pitched the final 2 innings, giving up a hit and striking out 3 as he earned a save. Ricky Stone started for the Dukes and went 5 innings, giving up 3 hits, 3 runs (2 earned), walked 4 and struck out none. Friday April 9, 1999 Game 2: Albuquerque Sports Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- TACOMA 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 10 1 ALBUQUERQUE 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 3 TAC: Melvin Bunch, Marc Kroon (7), Greg McCarthy (8), David Holdridge (9), and Raul Chavez ABQ: Shawn Boskie, Ricardo Jordan (6), Jeff Williams (7), Andy Croghan (8), Jaime Arnold (9) and Angel Pena WP: Melvin Bunch (1-0) LP: Shawn Boskie (0-1) HR: TAC Ryan Radmanovich (1) off Shawn Boskie in the 3rd inning TIME: 2:58 ATT: 3,101 In the second game of the series, the Tacoma Rainiers beat the Dukes 4-2 and leads the series 2-0. Trenidad Hubbard scored on a fielder's choice in the second inning to give the Dukes a 1-0 lead. Tacoma tied it up at 1-1 in the third inning when Ryan Radmanovich solo-homered. Tacoma took the lead in the fourth inning when Shawn Monahan scored on a sacrifice fly. Tacoma added two more runs in the seventh inning to take a 4-1 lead. Albuquerque added a final run in the bottom of the ninth inning when Wes Chamberlain's double plated Scott Livingstone. Thursday April 8, 1999 Game 1: Albuquerque Sports Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ------------------------------------------------------------- TACOMA 0 7 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 12 17 1 ALBUQUERQUE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 3 TAC: Ken Cloude, Huck Flener (7), Rafael Carmona (9) and Raul Chavez ABQ: Mike Judd, Dean Mitchell (4), Ricardo Jordan (8), Jeff Kubenka (9) and Angel Pena WP: Ken Cloude (1-0) LP: Mike Judd (0-1) TIME: 2:39 ATT: 6,186 In the first game of the season, Tacoma's Ken Cloude pitched masterfully as the Rainiers whipped the Dukes 12-1. In the mile-high air, Cloude only allowed no runs and 1 hit in 6 innings of work. He walked one and struck out 8. After the game, Cloude was promoted to Seattle when Mariner shortstop Alex Rodriguez was placed on the DL. Ryan Jackson drove in 3 runs and Francisco Matos went 4 for 5 with two doubles and a RBI for the Rainiers. Albuquerque's lone run came off Rainier reliever Rafael Carmona. Chance Sanford walked and scored on Angel Pena's double to left-center field. Mike Judd started for the Dukes and gave up 12 hits and 10 runs (6 earned) in 3 2/3 innings of work. He walked two and struck out 6. START REGULAR SEASON