Dukes Game Summaries and Notes -- by Robert Smathers

1997 DUKES GAME SUMMARIES/NOTES - by Robert Smathers
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1997 PCL All Stars

1997 PCL Playoffs

**FLASH** Paul Konerko has been named Baseball Weekly's 1997 Minor League Player of the Year! See the BW Sept 3-9 issue for the story!!!! Paul Konerko was also named BASEBALL AMERICA's 1997 Minor League Player of the Year! Also, 1997 Playoff notes are now online. The link is above or you can access it from the 1997 unofficial Dukes homes page. Playoff update: The Dukes have already been eliminated from the PCL second half race and therefore won't make the playoffs. Phoenix has clinched the PCL second half southern division title and will meet the Colorado Springs Sky Sox to determine who will represent the Southern Division in the PCL Championship. In the north division, Vancouver has won the first half and Edmonton won the second half. The winners of the Vancouver/ Edmonton series and Phoenix/Colorado Springs series will meet in the PCL Championship series. Tuesday September 2 The Dukes season ended on Monday. The Dukes ended up dead last in the PCL Southern Division second half race. The Dodgers promoted 9 Dukes after Monday's game. Dennis Reyes, Henry Blanco, Paul Konerko, Adam Riggs, Eric Anthony, Eddie Murray, Wayne Kirby, Mike Harkey, and Wilton Guerrero should be with the Dodgers in time for Tuesday's game. On Monday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Phoenix 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1 9 Albuquerque 5 0 4 1 0 0 1 0 x 11 13 2 4 HR: ABQ Eric Anthony (7) Oreste Marrero (9) WP: Dennis Reyes (6-3) LP: William Vanlandingham (1-1) TIME: 2:23 ATT: 4,932 Dennis Reyes pitched 5 innings of 7 hit, no run ball as the Dukes wailed on the PCL Southern Division Second Half Champ Phoenix in the last game of the Dukes season. Phoenix moves on to the playoffs. Eddie Murray went 2 for 2 with 3 RBI and Eric Anthony homered and had 3 RBI. Dennis Reyes had 2 RBI while Oreste Marrero solo-homered and William Pennyfeather had a sacrifice fly. William Vanlandingham started for the Firebirds and gave up 10 runs (8 earned) in 4 innings of work as he took the loss. The Dukes finish the 1997 campaign with an overall 62-79, worst for the team since 1986. Paul Konerko finished first in the PCL in homers, RBI and slugging percentage. The Dukes finished first in the PCL in team homers and first in the PCL in team strikeouts. The Dukes drew 305,060 fans. Monday September 1 The Dukes and Firebirds end their series at the Sports Stadium. The Dukes season ends, Phoenix moves on to meet the Colorado Springs Sky Sox in the PCL playoffs (with the winner of the Phoenix/Colorado Springs series meeting the Edmonton/Vancouver PCL North Division winner in the PCL championship). On Sunday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Phoenix 0 0 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 7 15 1 7 Albuquerque 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 9 1 10 HR: ABQ Eddie Murray (2) William Pennyfeather (17) WP: Mike Villano (5-3) LP: Gary Rath (7-11) TIME: 2:44 ATT: 3,082 Mike Villano pitched 6 strong innings in relief of Pat Rapp as the Firebirds took game 3 of the series and they have a 2-1 series lead. Rapp went 2 innings, giving up 3 hits, 1 run, 1 walk and 1 strikeout. Villano came in and gave up 2 runs in 6 innings of work. Those two runs were solo homers by Eddie Murray and William Pennyfeather. Wayne Kirby had the other Duke RBI. For the Firebirds, Villano lead the team with 2 RBI on the day. Jacob Cruz, Desi Wilson, David McCarty, and Darryl Kennedy had 1 RBI each. Gary Rath pitched 5 innings of work, giving up 7 hits, 4 runs (3 earned), 1 walk and 3 strikeouts. Sunday August 31 The Dukes and Firebirds play game 3 of their series. On Saturday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Phoenix 0 0 0 2 4 1 0 1 1 9 13 1 11 Albuquerque 0 0 3 0 1 0 3 0 1 8 15 2 10 HR: PHX David McCarty (22) Wilson Delgado (9) ABQ Paul Konerko (37) WP: Cory Bailey (4-0) LP: Petie Roach (0-5) SV: Ricky Pickett (12) TIME: 3:36 ATT: 2,564 Wilson Delgado's homer in the ninth was the game winning run as the Firebirds edged the Dukes and tied the 4-game series at 1 win apiece. Paul Konerko homered in the bottom of the ninth to move the Dukes to a run down, but the Dukes were unable to tie the game. Konerko continues to lead the PCL with 37 homers and 127 RBI. For the Firebirds, Delgado had 2 RBI on the day. David McCarty homered and had 2 RBI, while Tim Florez and Jeff Ball also had 2 RBI each. For the Dukes, Konerko just drove in one run. Wayne Kirby and Eddie Murray had 2 RBI and Howard Battle and Oreste Marrero had 1 RBI each. Jesus Martinez started for the Dukes and gave up 6 runs (5 earned) in 4 1/3 innings of work while giving up 8 hits. Saturday August 30 The Dukes and Firebirds play game 2 of their series. On Friday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Phoenix 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 5 0 4 Albuquerque 1 3 0 1 1 0 0 2 x 8 12 1 6 HR: ABQ Adam Riggs (13) Paul Konerko (36) WP: David Pyc (12-12) LP: Doug Creek (8-6) TIME: 2:09 ATT: 6,155 In the first game of the last 4-game series of the year, David Pyc turned in the best Duke pitching performance in a while as the Dukes won and took a 1-0 series lead over the 2nd Half PCL South Champ Phoenix Firebirds. Pyc pitched the complete game, giving up 5 hits and 2 runs (1 earned) while walking 4 and striking out 3. Newly demoted Doug Creek started for the Firebirds and took the loss. He gave up 9 hits and 6 runs in 5 innings. PCL MVP Paul Konerko hit his 36th homer and drove in 2 runs, giving him 126 RBI for the season, both PCL leading totals. Adam Riggs also homered in the game and had 3 RBI on the night. Wilton Guerrero added 2 RBI and David Pyc had a RBI of his own. For the Firebirds, David McCarty and Kevin Roberson had 1 RBI each. Friday August 29 The Dukes return home for the final homestand, a 4 game series against the Phoenix Firebirds to end the 1997 campaign. On Thursday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 7 1 5 Calgary 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 4 8 1 8 WP: Scott Taylor (5-4) LP: Bobby Munoz (0-3) TIME: 3:09 ATT: 8,811 Lou Collier's RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning provided the winning run as the Cannons beat the Dukes and took the 4 game series 3-1. It was the last Dukes road game of the 1997 season. Manny Martinez had 2 RBI and Chance Sanford had the only other Cannon RBI. For the Dukes, Eric Anthony, Paul Konerko, and Jody Treadwell had 1 RBI each. Jody Treadwell started for the Dukes and went 7 innings, giving up 5 hits, 3 runs (2 earned), 3 walks and 3 strikeouts. Thursday August 28 The Dukes and Cannons conclude their series in Calgary. It's also the last road trip game of the 1997 season for the Dukes. In PCL news, the Dukes' Paul Konerko was named the 1997 PCL MVP. He leads the PCL in homers and RBIs and has been a bright spot in the dismal 1997 Dukes campaign. See the top of this 1997 Dukes summaries section for a link to the complete 1997 PCL All-Star team. On Wednesday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 4 1 Calgary 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 x 8 10 0 4 HR: CAL Manny Martinez (16) Steve Hazlett (2) WP: Gary Wilson (6-3) LP: Alvin Brown (4-6) TIME: 2:11 ATT: 8,265 In the third game of the series, Calgary beat the Dukes and took a 2-1 series lead. Eddie Murray's groundout scored the lone Dukes run. For the Cannons, Manny Martinez homered and had 3 RBI. Steve Hazlett also homered in the game and had 2 RBI. Jose Tolentino and Lou Collier added 1 RBI each. Alvin Brown started for the Dukes and gave up 6 runs in 3 1/3 innings (7 hits, 3 walks, 3 strikeouts). Gary Wilson started for the Cannons, giving up 1 run and 3 hits in 6 innings of work to get the victory. Wednesday August 27 The Dukes and Cannons play game 3 in Calgary. In Dodgers move that affect or may affect the Dukes, the Dodgers acquired Darren Lewis by trade and demoted pitcher Dennis Reyes to Albuquerque. Chip Hale was designated for assignment, and it is likely he'll end up with the Dukes. On Tuesday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 0 5 Calgary 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 0 x 6 9 0 8 HR: CAL Brandon Cromer (8) Chance Sanford (6) WP: Sean Lawrence (8-8) LP: Gary Rath (7-10) TIME: 2:16 ATT: 7,876 Sean Lawrence pitched a complete game, 7 hit 1 run game as the Cannons won 6-1 and tied the series at 1 win apiece. Ron Maurer's sacrifice fly was the only run he gave up. Gary Rath started for the Dukes and went 6 1/3 innings, giving up 9 hits, 6 runs, 3 walks and 6 strikeouts. Bobby Munoz pitched the final 1 2/3 innings, giving up 1 walk and 2 strikeouts. Brandon Cromer had a 3 run homer and Chance Sanford added a 2 run homer. Lou Collier had the only other Cannon RBI on the night. Tuesday August 26 The Dukes and Cannons play game 2 in Calgary. On Monday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 4 1 3 Calgary 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 9 0 11 HR: ABQ Paul Konerko (35) Oreste Marrero (8) WP: Jesus Martinez (7-1) LP: Carlos Crawford (1-4) SV: Mike Harkey (15) TIME: 2:45 ATT: 8,049 In the first game of the series, the Dukes got homers from Paul Konerko and Oreste Marrero and they were able to make those runs stand as they beat the Cannons and took a 1-0 series lead. Konerko's 35th homer and 123rd RBI still lead the PCL. Oreste Marrero's homer was a 2-run shot. For the Cannons, Chance Sanford had 1 RBI, the only Cannon RBI on the night. Jesus Martinez started for the Dukes and got the win. He went 7 innings, giving up 5 hits, no runs, 2 walks and 3 strikeouts. It was a night for Martinez' everywhere - Jesus' brother Pedro J. won for Montreal, brother Ramon won for the Dodgers in the first game of a doubleheader with Pittsburgh, and Pedro A. Martinez (no relation) won for the Reds. Mike Harkey pitched the ninth, giving up 2 hits and 1 run (uneanred) while walking and striking out 1 as he got his 15th save. Carlos Crawford started for the Cannons and gave up 3 hits and all 3 runs in 7 innings of work. Monday August 25 The Dukes move on to Calgary for 4 games against the Cannons. This 4 game series against the Cannons marks the last of this 12 game roadtrip as well as the final roadtrip of the season. The Dukes season is also winding down as there are 8 games left in the 1997 season. On Sunday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 0 0 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 6 11 3 6 Salt Lake 2 0 5 2 2 0 2 0 x 13 19 0 15 HR: ABQ Paul Konerko (34) Eric Anthony (6) Eddie Murray (1) SLC Chad Rupp (31) WP: Dan Serafini (9-6) LP: David Pyc (11-12) TIME: 3:11 ATT: 7,408 Eddie Murray went 1 for 4 with 2 RBI and a homer in his second game in a Dukes suit, but the Buzz stole the show by scoring 11 times in the first 5 innings to win and take the 4-game series 3 games to 1. Paul Konerko hit his 34th homer and drove in 2 to give him 122 RBI on the season (both are league leading totals). Chad Rupp hit homer #31 for the Buzz to keep him in second place in the PCL homer race. Eric Anthony also went deep in the game and drove in 1 run. Adam Riggs drove in 1 run as well. David Pyc started for the Dukes and gave up 6 hits, 6 runs, 2 walks and 3 strikeouts in 2 1/3 innings of work. Eric Weaver gave up 5 hits and 3 runs in 1 2/3 innings of work. Bobby Munoz pitched the next 2 innings, giving up 4 hits and 2 runs (1 earned). Petie Roach pitched the seventh, giving up 2 runs on 3 hits. Mike Harkey was the best Dukes pitcher of the day when he pitched the eighth giving up no runs and 1 hit and 1 walk. Sunday August 24 The Dukes and Buzz conclude their series at Franklin Quest Field in Salt Lake City. On Saturday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 1 4 1 0 3 1 0 1 0 11 19 1 10 Salt Lake 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 10 1 7 HR: SLC Chris Latham (8) ABQ Adam Riggs (12) WP: Jody Treadwell (10-5) LP: Mark Redman (8-14) SV: Dan Hubbs (2) TIME: 3:16 ATT: 11,195 Wilton Guerrero went 5 for 6 and scored 3 runs and drove in 3 runs as the Dukes beat the Buzz, but the Buzz still lead the 4 game series 2-1. The Dukes broke a 4 game losing streak. Wayne Kirby drove in 2, Adam Riggs homered and had 2 RBI, Paul Konerko and Henry Blanco had 1 RBI. In Eddie Murray's Dukes debut, he was 0 for 3, striking out once and walking twice. For the Buzz, Chris Latham homered and had 3 RBI while Chad Rupp and Mitch Simons had 1 RBI each. Jody Treadwell started and went 6 innings, giving up 6 hits, 4 runs, 1 walk and 7 strikeouts. Dan Hubbs pitched the final 3 innings, giving up 4 hits, 1 run, 1 walk and 3 strikeouts as he got his second save. Saturday August 23 The Dukes and Buzz continue their series in Salt Lake. On Friday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 5 Salt Lake 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 x 4 8 1 5 HR: SLC Chris Latham (7) David Ortiz (1) WP: Travis Baptist (3-1) LP: Alvin Brown (4-5) TIME: 2:24 ATT: 12,365 In the second game of the 4 game series, Travis Baptist pitched a complete game, 3 hit shutout as the Buzz won and took a 2-0 series lead. The Dukes have lost 4 in a row now and have lost 5 out of their last 6 games. Baptist walked 2 and struck out 4 in his effort to shutout the Dukes. Alvin Brown started for the Dukes and went 4 2/3 innings, giving up 7 hits, 4 runs, 1 walk and 3 strikeouts. He gave up homers to former-Duke Chris Latham (a solo shot) and David Ortiz (2 run shot). Kevin Baez had the only other Buzz RBI on the night. Eddie Murray didn't play in this game, but he's expected to play in Saturday night's game. Friday August 22 The Dukes and Buzz play game 2 at Franklin Quest Field in Salt Lake City. In Dukes news, Dennis Reyes somehow made his way to the Dodgers. Details aren't available as to what the Dodgers did to make room on the roster for Reyes. It's also not clear how Eric Anthony got demoted to the Dukes. These two transactions may be related (demote Anthony, promote Reyes, for instance). The Dodgers did demote Wilton Guerrero to the Dukes in another roster move that affects the Dukes. On Thursday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 9 3 8 Salt Lake 1 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 x 7 8 2 5 HR: ABQ Oreste Marrero (7) SLC Ryan Radmonovich (27) Chad Rupp (30) WP: Kevin Legault (1-3) LP: Gary Rath (7-9) SV: Fred Rath (3) TIME: 3:05 ATT: 14,077 In the opener of a 4 game series in Salt Lake, Ryan Radmonovich homered and had 3 RBI as the Buzz won. Chad Rupp homered and had 1 RBI, and Jon Shave and Jamie Ogden had 1 RBI each. For the Dukes, Eric Anthony had 3 RBI and Oreste Marrero had a solo homer and 1 RBI. Gary Rath started for the Dukes and went 4 2/3 innings, giving up 7 hits, 6 runs (5 earned), 3 walks and 4 strikeouts and he took the loss. Thursday August 21 The Dukes and Salt Lake Buzz start a 4 game series at Franklin Quest Field in Salt Lake City. The Dodgers have signed Eddie Murray (cut by the Anaheim Angels last week) to a minor league contract. Murray will be joining the Dukes on Friday and will stay with the Dukes until September 1 when he will be promoted to the Dodgers. In other Dukes news, the Dodgers placed OF Todd Hollandsworth back on the DL and promoted IF Juan Castro from the Dukes. In a third item, the Dodgers activated P Ramon Martinez and demoted IF Adam Riggs to the Dukes. (whew! so much roster activity!) Meanwhile, the Dukes were off on Wednesday. Wednesday August 20 The Dukes have the day off. On Tuesday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 7 0 5 Tacoma 0 0 4 0 1 0 1 5 x 11 17 1 5 HR: TAC Raul Ibanez 2 (14) Steve Decker (8) ABQ Oreste Marrero (6) TIME: 2:37 ATT: 7,051 Raul Ibanez hit for the cycle and homered twice as he single-handedly beat the Dukes and Tacoma took the 5 game series 4 wins to 1. Ibanez was 5 for 5 with 7 RBI. Steve Decker had a solo shot and Dan Rohrmeier and Scot Sealy had 1 RBI each. For the Dukes, Oreste Marrero homered and had 3 RBI on the night and Howard Battle had 1 RBI. David Pyc started for the Dukes and went 6 2/3 innings, giving up 12 hits, 6 runs, no walks and 3 strikeouts. Tuesday August 19 The Dukes and Rainiers conclude their series in Tacoma. On Monday: Game 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 0 3 Tacoma 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 5 0 3 HR: ABQ Paul Konerko (33) TAC Raul Ibanez (12) WP: Steve Gajkowski (4-2) LP: Jody Treadwell (9-5) SV: Mark Holzemer (12) TIME: 1:46 In the first game of a doubleheader, Jody Treadwell pitched a complete 7 inning game and Paul Konerko hit a homer, but neither of those feats were enough to lead the Dukes to victory. The Rainiers won and took a 2-1 lead in the series (changed to 5 games to make up for a rainout in Albuquerque recently). Konerko leads the PCL with 33 homers and 118 RBI. For the Rainiers, Raul Ibanez homered and Paul Torres had a RBI. Treadwell went 7 innings, giving up 5 hits, 2 runs (both earned), walked one and struck out 5. Game 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 4 7 1 7 Tacoma 0 0 0 1 2 2 x 5 11 1 9 HR: ABQ Howard Battle (3) WP: Trey Witte (5-1) LP: Bobby Munoz (0-2) SV: Greg McCarthy (3) TIME 2:19 Dan Rohrmeier and Raul Ibanez had 2 RBI each as the Rainiers won and swept the doubleheader and took a 3-1 lead in the 5 game series. Jesus Martinez must have been temporarily activated from the DL as he started for the Dukes. Martinez went 3 2/3 innings, giving up 5 hits, 1 run, 2 walks and 3 strikeouts. Bobby Munoz was the pitcher of record for the Dukes and got the loss. Munoz pitched the final 2 innings, giving up 4 hits, 2 runs, 1 walk and striking out none. Tacoma reliever Trey Witte pitched the sixth inning, giving up 3 hits and 2 runs but was good enough to get the victory. Greg McCarthy got his third save. For the Dukes, Howard Battle had a solo shot and Chad Fonville, William Pennyfeather, and Paul Konerko had 1 RBI each. Monday August 18 The Dukes and Rainiers play game three of their series as well as make up a rained out game from their last meeting in Albuquerque. The Dodgers activated OF Todd Hollandsworth from the DL and have demoted Wayne Kirby to the Dukes. On Sunday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 5 10 2 7 Tacoma 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 6 1 5 HR: ABQ Paul Konerko (32) WP: Alvin Brown (4-4) LP: Ryan Franklin (3-5) SV: Mike Harkey (14) TIME: 2:35 ATT: 6,810 Paul Konerko homered and drove in 2 as the Dukes beat the Rainiers and tied the 4-game series at 1 win apiece. Konerko's 32 homers and 117 RBI still by far lead the PCL. Oreste Marrero and Ken Huckaby had the other Duke RBI. For the Rainiers, Jalal Leach and Paul Torres had 1 RBI each. Alvin Brown started for the Dukes and went 8 innings, giving up 6 hits, 3 runs (1 earned), 2 walks and 3 strikeouts. Mike Harkey pitched the ninth, striking out 1, as he got his 14th save. Sunday August 17 The Dukes and Rainiers play game two of their series in Tacoma. On Saturday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 6 1 6 Tacoma 0 0 0 1 0 5 1 2 x 9 13 2 7 HR: Brian Raabe (11) WP: Bob Wolcott (4-6) LP: Gary Rath (7-8) TIME: 2:50 ATT: 6,267 Bob Wolcott pitched 8 innings of 2 run, 6 hit ball as the Rainiers took the opener of the 4 game series at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma. Gary Rath started for the Dukes and went 5 1/3 innings, giving up 8 hits, 6 runs, 2 walks and 3 strikeouts. Howard Battle and Henry Blanco had 1 RBI each for the Dukes. For the Rainiers, Brian Raabe homered and had a RBI. Rick Wilkins, newly signed by the Mariners and sent to the Rainiers on a rehab assignment, drove in 2 and Shane Monahan, Dan Rohrmeier, Steve Decker, Jalal Leach, and Scot Sealy had 1 RBI each. Saturday August 16 The Dukes hit the road for 12 games in 13 days. The first stop is in Tacoma against the Rainiers (AAA Mariners). On Friday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Salt Lake 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 4 8 0 3 Albuquerque 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 x 6 11 1 5 HR: SLC Ryan Radmanovich (26) WP: David Pyc (11-10) LP: Jose Parra (2-8) SV: Mike Harkey (13) TIME: 2:25 ATT: 5,944 David Pyc held the Buzz in check though the early part of the game and the Dukes offense came through with enough run support as they beat the Buzz and avoided a sweep in the 4 game series. Salt Lake took the series 3-1. Pyc avoided the faults of Dukes pitchers before him in the other 3 games against the Buzz - Pyc went more than 5 innings and didn't give up 5 or more runs in the first half or so of the game. Pyc went 7 innings and gave up 4 runs, while giving up 7 hits, walking none and striking out 4. Mike Harkye pitched the ninth, striking out 2 as he earned his 13th save. Former Duke Jose Parra got the loss for the Buzz - he went 5 1/3 innings, giving up 11 hits, 6 runs, 1 walk and he struck out 2. Ryan Radmanovich homered and had 1 RBI for the Buzz. Chris Latham and Todd Walker had 1 RBI each. For the Dukes, Henry Blanco had 3 RBI, while Oreste Marrero had 2 RBI and William Pennyfeather had 1 RBI. Friday August 15 The Dukes and Buzz conclude their series (and the homestand ends). On Thursday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Salt Lake 0 4 0 2 3 0 0 1 0 10 15 1 6 Albuquerque 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 4 10 1 7 HR: SLC Chris Latham (6) WP: Keith Linebarger (4-5) LP: Dennis Reyes (5-3) TIME: 2:46 ATT: 3,996 Former-Duke Chris Latham homered (a grand slam) and had 5 RBI as the Buzz won and took a 3-0 series lead. Jamie Ogden had 2 RBI while Jeff Ferguson and Todd Walker had 1 RBI each. For the Dukes, Chip Hale had 2 RBI and Henry Blanco and Vernon Spearman had 1 RBI each. Dennis Reyes went 4 2/3 innings, giving up 10 hits, 9 runs 4 walks and 6 strikeouts. He left by ejection while throwing behind Latham in one of Latham's at-bats following his grand slam homer at-bat. Keith Linebarger started and won, going 7 innings, while giving up 10 hits and 4 runs (2 earned). Thursday August 14 The Dukes and Buzz play game 3 of their series. On Wednesday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Salt Lake 2 0 2 4 1 0 1 0 0 10 16 1 12 Albuquerque 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 3 9 11 2 9 HR: SLC Brent Brede (9) Chad Rupp (27) WP: Dan Serafini (8-6) LP: Jody Treadwell (9-4) SV: Fred Rath (2) TIME: 3:44 ATT: 3,947 In the second game of the series, Chad Rupp homered and drove in 4 as the Buzz escaped a Dukes ninth inning rally to win and take a 2-0 lead in the series. Brent Brede homered and had 2 RBI while Kevin Baez had 2 RBI and Jon Shave and Jeff Horn had 1 RBI each. For the Dukes, William Pennyfeather had 3 RBI, while Henry Blanco had 2 RBI and Chad Fonville, Juan Castro, Ron Maurer and Ken Huckaby had 1 RBI each. Jody Treadwell started for the Dukes and gave up many runs early. In 3 1/3 innings of pitching, he gave up 8 hits, 7 runs (6 earned) while walking 4 and striking out 4. Dan Serafini started for the Buzz and went 5 innings giving up 4 hits and 2 runs. Fred Rath pithced the final 2/3 of an inning, giving up a hit as he got his second save. Wednesday August 13 The Dukes and Buzz continue their series at the Sports Stadium. In Dukes news, the Dodgers acquired Otis Nixon in a trade with the Blue Jays. Eric Anthony was designated for reassignment and it's possible he could end up with the Dukes again with an assignment to Albuquerque and acceptance of the assignment. On Tuesday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Salt Lake 0 4 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 9 15 2 9 Albuquerque 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 2 6 8 2 5 HR: SLC Todd Walker (10) ABQ Juan Castro (2) WP: Mark Redman (8-12) LP: Alvin Brown (3-4) TIME: 2:46 ATT: 5,922 In the opener of the 4 game series, the Buzz scored early and often off of Dukes starter Alvin Brown as they won 9-6 and took a 1-0 series lead. Brown went 3 1/3 innings, giving up 9 hits, 9 runs, 2 walks and had 1 strikeout. Eric Weaver pitched the final 5 2/3 of the game, giving up 6 hits, no runs, 1 walk and struck out 4. Mark Redman started for the Buzz and gave up 3 runs (1 earned) and 3 hits in 7 innings. For the Buzz, Todd Walker homered and had 1 RBI on the night. Jeff Horn had 3 RBI, while Brent Brede, Jon Shave, Ryan Radmanovich, and Jeff Ferguson had 1 RBI each. For the Dukes, Juan Castro homered and had 1 RBI. William Pennyfeather had 2 RBI and Chad Fonville and Howard Battle had 1 RBI each. Tuesday August 12 The Dukes finish up the homestand with 4 games against the Salt Lake City Buzz. On Monday, the Dukes and Rainiers were rained out in the final game of their series at the Sports Stadium. The two teams will make up this game at a date to be determined when the meet in Tacoma August 16-19. The Rainiers took the series 2 games to 1. Monday August 11 The Dukes and Rainiers conclude their series at the Sports Stadium. On Sunday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Tacoma 0 1 5 0 0 1 0 0 7 14 1 8 Albuquerque 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 1 6 HR: TAC Andy Sheets (12) Steve Decker (6) WP: Edwin Hurtado (6-6) LP: Gary Rath (7-7) TIME: 2:27 ATT: 4,100 Andy Sheets and Steve Decker each homered and hit 2 RBI as the Rainiers won and took a 2-1 series lead. The game went 8 innings due to rain. Edwin Hurtado pitched the complete 8 innings, giving up 9 hits and 2 runs while walking non and striking out 8. Gary Rath continues to be a disappointment in this his third or so start since coming off the DL. He went 2 2/3 innings, giving up 6 hits, 5 runs, 2 walks and he struck out none. Joe Millette, Dan Rohrmeier, and Jalel Leach had 1 RBI each for the Rainiers in addition to the 2 RBI from Decker and Sheets. For the Dukes, William Pennyfeather and Ken Huckaby each had 1 RBI. Sunday August 10 The Dukes and Rainiers play game 3 of their series at the Sports Stadium. On Saturday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Tacoma 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 10 1 11 Albuquerque 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 0 8 HR: ABQ Oreste Marrero (5) WP: Andres Berumen (7-2) LP: David Pyc (10-10) SV: Steve Gajkowski (2) TIME: 2:35 ATT: 6,197 Andres Berumen and Steve Gajkowski combined to 2-run, 6 hit the Dukes as the Rainiers won and tied the 4 game series at 1 game apiece. David Pyc started for the Dukes and went 6 innings, giving up 6 hits, 4 runs, 5 walks and 2 strikeouts as he got his 10th loss of the season. Oreste Marrero's two-run homer were all the runs the Dukes got. For the Rainiers, Scot Sealy had 2 RBI and Brian Raabe, Steve Decker, and Joe Millette had 1 RBI each. Saturday August 9 The Dukes and Rainiers play game 2 at the Sports Stadium. In Dukes news, the Dodgers have traded IF Eddie Williams to the Pittsburgh Pirates for P Hal Garrett. It appears to be a very good move for Eddie - he gets a chance to play in the majors every day (the Pirates demoted 1B Mark Johnson to the minors) plus Williams probably wouldn't have been called up to the Dodgers due to the extensive talent in L.A. (his promotion earlier this season resulted in him sitting on the bench getting few AB's). Good luck to a heckuva guy! IF Howard Battle was promoted from AA San Antonio in a move related to the Williams trade. On Friday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Tacoma 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 10 2 9 Albuquerque 2 5 1 3 2 0 1 2 x 16 20 0 12 HR: ABQ Paul Konerko (31) Eddie Williams (29) Oreste Marrero (4) Henry Blanco (6) TAC Dan Rohrmeier (24) WP: Dennis Reyes (5-2) LP: Bob Wolcott (0-3) TIME: 2:51 ATT: 4,982 In the first game of the series, the Dukes pounded out 20 hits and plated 16 runs to bomb the Rainiers 16-2 and take a 1-0 lead in the series. The Dukes scored in just about every inning (the sixth inning was the only inning without a run). Departing Eddie Williams went 3 for 3 with 4 RBI and a homer. Paul Konerko went 3 for 4 with 2 RBI and a homer and double. Konerko continues to lead the PCL in homers with 31 and RBI with 115. Konerko's 29th double puts him one double away from what noone in Dukes history has done -- 30 homers/30 doubles. Oreste Marrero homered and had 6 RBI on the night. Henry Blanco solo homered and William Pennyfeather and Vernon Spearman each had 1 RBI. For the Rainiers, Dan Rohrmeier solo homered and had both Rainier RBI on the night. Dennis Reyes went the distance for the Dukes, giving up 10 hits, 2 runs, 2 walks and 4 strikeouts. Recently demoted Bob Wolcott started for the Rainiers and gave up 5 hits, 5 runs (4 earned) and walked one. He just lasted 1 inning as he got the loss. Friday August 8 The Dukes open up a 4 game series against the Tacoma Rainiers at the Sports Stadium. On Thursday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Edmonton 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 13 1 12 Albuquerque 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 2 12 HR: Jason Wood (14) WP: Mark Acre (2-4) LP: Mike Harkey (2-2) TIME: 3:38 ATT: 2,864 In the finale of the series and meeting of these two teams in 1997, Jason Wood's 2-run homer off of Dukes reliever Mike Harkey gave the Trappers the victory and the Trappers took 3 of the 4 games. Former New Mexico State University pitcher Mark Acre was the winning pitcher. Jody Treadwell started for the Dukes and went 7 innings, giving up 8 hits, 3 runs, 5 walks and 3 strikeouts. Andrew Lorraine went 6 innings giving up 5 his and 3 runs (2 earned) for the Trappers. Vernon Spearman, Juan Castro and Henry Blanco each had 1 RBI for the Dukes. For the Trappers, Wood had 2 RBI and Jose Herrera and Willie Morales each had 1 RBI. Thursday August 7 The Trappers and Dukes conclude their series at the Sports Stadium. On Wednesday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Edmonton 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 7 14 1 13 Albuquerque 0 1 3 0 3 1 2 0 x 10 14 0 10 HR: EDM Ben Grieve (1) WP: Alvin Brown (3-3) LP: Chris Nichting (5-12) SV: Mike Harkey (12) TIME: 3:11 ATT: 6,696 In the third game of the series, the Dukes beat the Trappers and trimmed the Trappers series lead to 2-1. Alvin Brown started for the Dukes and pitched 5 2/3 innings, giving up 8 hits, 4 runs, 5 walks and 4 strikeouts, good enough to get the win on this night. Mike Harkey pitched the ninth, walking one as he earned his 12th save, good for second place in the PCL save leaders list. Former Duke Chris Nichting started for the Trappers and went 4 2/3 innings, giving up 9 hits, 7 runs, 3 walks and 3 strikeouts. For the Dukes, Paul Konerko went 3 for 4 with 2 RBI in the game. Konerko still leads the PCL and most likely all of professional baseball with 113 RBI. Ron Maurer, Oreste Marrero and Henry Blanco also each had 2 RBI. Juan Castro and Chip Hale each had 1 RBI. For the Trappers, Ben Grieve homered and had 1 RBI. Steve Cox and Webster Garrison had 2 RBI each, and Jose Herrera and Jason McDonald had 1 RBI each. Wednesday August 6 The Trappers and Dukes play game 3 of their series at the Sports Stadium. On Tuesday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Edmonton 0 7 0 6 3 0 0 3 0 19 23 3 12 Albuquerque 0 1 4 1 0 1 0 2 1 10 14 5 7 HR: EDM Jose Herrera (4) ABQ Eddie Williams (28) Paul Konerko (30) WP: Joe Boever (8-5) LP: Gary Rath (7-6) TIME: 3:16 ATT: 7,988 Edmonton plated 19 runs and had a 23 hit attack as they took advantage of 5 Dukes errors to beat the Dukes and take a 2-0 series lead. The Dukes have now lost 10 of their last 11 games. Jose Herrera homered in the game for the Trappers and had 4 RBI on the night. Almost the whole Trappers team had RBI on the night -- Mark Bellhorn had 3 RBI, Ben Grieve and Scott Sheldon had 2 RBI each, and Jason Wood, Steve Cox, Webster Garrison and A.J. Hinch each had 1 RBI. For the Dukes, Paul Konerko hit his PCL leading 30th homer. He had 3 RBI on the night, adding to his PCL leading RBI total of 111. Those 111 RBI should also be a professional baseball leading total (the first MLB player got his 100th RBI a few days ago). Eddie Williams also homered and remains in second place in the PCL homer race. Williams had 2 RBI on the night and Vernon Spearman, Juan Castro, Oreste Marrero and Henry Blanco each had 1 RBI. Gary Rath made his second start since coming off the DL and went 1 2/3 innings, giving up 6 hits, 7 runs (4 earned) while giving up 3 walks and 2 strikeouts. Eric Weaver had a middle relief stint, going 3 1/3 innings while giving up 9 runs (7 earned) on 10 hits. Bobby Munoz pitched the next 3 innings giving up 3 runs on 6 hits. David Steed, a backup catcher, actually got to pitch in the game. He went 1 inning, giving up 1 hit and striking out 1 while giving up no runs. He was the most effective Dukes pitcher of the night. Tuesday August 5 The Dukes and Trappers continue their series. On Monday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Edmonton 0 3 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 6 9 0 8 Albuquerque 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 8 3 7 WP: Willie Adams (5-3) LP: David Pyc (10-9) TIME: 2:36 ATT: 2,420 The Edmonton Trappers defeated the Dukes 6-1 at the Sports Stadium in the opener of the 4 game series. Edmonton scored three times in the second -- Jason McDonald hit a hot shot that went through Paul Konerko's legs to score 2 runs and Jason Wood had a RBI single. In the fourth, Juan Castro's error allowed another Trappers run to score. In the seventh, Webster Garrison's double scored two more Trappers. The Dukes got their lone run in the seventh when Castro had a RBI double. Willie Adams started for the Trappers and went 5 innings, giving up 5 hits, no runs, 1 walk and 3 strikeouts. David Pyc started for the Dukes and went 6 1/3 innings, giving up 9 hits, 6 runs (2 earned), 4 walks and 5 strikeouts. The Dukes had 3 errors on the night, two of them leading to 3 unearned runs out of the 4 on the night. Monday August 4 The Dukes return home for a 12 game homestand. The first four are against the Edmonton Trappers. In Dukes news, Vernon Spearman was promoted from AA San Antonio. . . . The Dodgers placed OF Todd Hollandsworth on the DL and promoted OF Wayne Kirby from the Dukes. On Sunday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 6 12 0 8 Vancouver 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 4 8 1 7 HR: ABQ William Pennyfeather (15) WP: Dennis Reyes (4-2) LP: Travis Buckley (6-9) SV: Mike Harkey (11) TIME: 2:49 ATT: 5,337 William Pennyfeather homered and Dennis Reyes pitched 7 innings of 5 hit, 4 run (2 earned) ball as the Dukes broke a 8 game losing streak in the last game of the roadtrip. It was their only win of the just-ended roadtrip. Mike Harkey pitched the last 1 2/3 innings to pick up his 11th save. Pennyfeather had 2 RBI on the night. Chip Hale, Vernon Spearman, Eddie Williams and Juan Castro each had 1 RBI. For the Canadians, Robert Eenhoorn and George Arias had 2 RBI each. Sunday August 3 The Dukes and Canadians conclude their series. It also marks the end of the roadtrip. On Saturday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 8 1 9 Vancouver 2 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 x 7 13 1 10 HR: VAN George Arias 2 (10) Chris Turner (4) WP: Matt Perisho (2-1) LP: Jody Treadwell (9-3) TIME: 2:33 ATT: 5,347 George Arias homered twice as the Dukes road trip from heck continued as the Canadians beat the Dukes and took a 3-0 lead in the 4 game series. The Dukes road woes stand at 8 games. Arias had 3 RBI and Chris Turner homered and had 2 RBI on the night. Frank Bolick had the other 2 Canadians RBI. For the Dukes, Juan Castro had the lone Dukes RBI. Matt Perisho pitched 7 innings of 7 hit, 1 run ball while strike out and walking 2. He got the win. Dukes starter Jody Treadwell pitched 5 innings, giving up 9 hits, 7 runs, 2 walks and 4 strikeouts as he got his third loss of the season. Saturday August 2 The Dukes and Canadians continue their series. On Friday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 6 1 8 Vancouver 0 1 1 0 4 1 0 1 x 8 14 1 11 HR: ABQ Eddie Williams (27) WP: Geoff Edsell (11-8) LP: Alvin Brown (2-3) TIME: 2:44 ATT: 5,461 Geoff Edsell pitched a complete game, 6 hitter as the Dukes road woes continue and the Canadians won again and the C's take a 3-0 lead in the 4 game series. The Dukes have now lost 7 in a row and are losing ground rapidly. They were only a game or so behind before the roadtrip started 7 games ago and now they trail Phoenix by 7 1/2 games. Amazingly the Dukes are still in second place, but to make post season they will have to win the PCL Southern Division second half title. The only bright spots of late for the Dukes are the fielding and Eddie Williams. The Dukes continue a streak of committing none or an error. This is a big bright spot as the Dukes have been error prone this season. The other bright spot now is Williams. He hit his second homer in two nights and remains in second place in the PCL homer race. Paul Konerko still leads the PCL in homers with 29, but Eddie Williams has shaved Konerko's lead to just 2 homers. Williams had 3 RBI in the game. Juan Castro had the other Duke RBI in the game. For the Canadians, Fausto Cruz had 2 RBI and George Arias, Robert Eenhoorn, Frank Bolick, Derrick White, and Jerrey Thurston each had 1 RBI. Edsell gave up 4 runs (3 earned), 4 walks and 6 strikeouts in addition to his 6 hits in the complete game effort. Alvin Brown started for the Dukes and gave up 8 hits, 6 runs, 3 walks and 2 strikouts in 4 1/3 innings as he got the loss. Friday August 1 The Dukes and Canadians play game 2 of their series in Vancouver. On Thursday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 0 6 Vancouver 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 9 1 11 HR: ABQ Eddie Williams (26) WP: Tony Chavez (3-0) LP: Petie Roach (0-4) TIME: 3:40 ATT: 5,945 Michael Wolff's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the thirteenth inning lifted the Canadians to victory as they took a 2-0 lead in the four game series. The roadtrip from heck continues for the Dukes, who now have lost 6 in a row. Edgar Caceres had 2 RBI in the game for the Canadians. For the Dukes, Eddie William's homer provided the only RBI on the night for the Dukes. Mike Bovee, the Canadians starter, went 10 innings, giving up 7 hits, 2 runs (1 earned), 4 walks and a strikeout. Tony Chavez pitched the last 3 innings, giving up a hit and striking out two as he got the win. Gary Rath made his first start for the Dukes since coming off the DL and he went 5 innings, giving up 5 hits, 2 runs, 1 walk and 6 strikeouts. Petie Roach was the fifth Dukes pitcher in the game and he became the loser by giving up Wolff's sacrifice fly. Thursday July 31 The Dukes continue their road trip. They are playing 4 against the Vancouver Canadians in Vancouver. The Dukes were off on Wednesday. Wednesday July 30 The Dukes have the day off. On Tuesday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 8 0 4 Edmonton 4 2 5 0 0 1 3 0 x 15 20 0 9 HR: Jason McDonald (4) WP: Bobby Chouinard (5-6) LP: Dennis Reyes (3-2) TIME: 2:38 ATT: 9,200 In the final game of the 4-game series, Edmonton scored 11 times in the first 3 innings as they went on to hammer the Dukes and sweep the series. Dennis Reyes made his first start from the Dukes since being demoted from the Dodgers and he pitched 2 1/3 innings, giving up 10 hits, 9 runs, 2 walks and a strikeout. Bobby Chouinard started for the Trappers and pitched 6 innings of 1 run, 4 hit ball. Jason McDonald had a 3 run homer in the game. A.J. Hinch went 5 for 5 with 4 RBI. Steve Cox had 2 RBI and Jason Wood, Brian Lesher, Scott Sheldon, Webster Garrison and Desmond Smith each had 1 RBI. For the Dukes, Chad Fonville had a sacrifice fly. Wayne Kirby and Eddie Williams added 1 RBI each. Tuesday July 29 The Dukes and Trappers finish their series in Edmonton. In Dukes news, Henry Blanco was demoted by the Dodgers, so Mike Piazza must be pretty much up to speed now healing his minor hamstring injury. Recently demoted Dennis Reyes is scheduled to make his first start since the demotion in Tuesday's series ending game. On Monday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 12 0 10 Edmonton 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 x 5 8 0 11 HR: EDM Steve Cox (13) ABQ William Pennyfeather (14) WP: Andrew Lorraine (7-6) LP: Eric Weaver (0-3) SV: Mark Acre (5) TIME: 3:07 ATT: 6,776 Steve Cox homered and had 3 RBI on the night as the Trappers beat the Dukes and lead the 4-game series 3-0. The Dukes are on a 4 game losing streak now. Jason Wood and Brian Lesher had the other Trapper RBI on the night. for the Dukes, Paul Konerko had 1 RBI and leaded to his PCL leading total. William Pennyfeather homered and had 2 RBI in the game. Eric Weaver started for the Dukes and got the loss. e walked 4, struck out 3 and gave up 4 runs and 6 hits in 3 1/3 innings. Andrew Lorraine started for the Trappers and pitched 6 innings, giving up 8 hits, 3 runs, 1 walk and 2 strikeouts as he got the win. Former New Mexico State University pitcher Mark Acre pitched the last inning, giving up 1 hit, 1 walk and 1 strikeout as he earned his fifth save. Monday July 28 The Dukes and Trappers play game 3 in Edmonton. On Sunday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5 7 0 1 Edmonton 2 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 x 9 11 0 9 HR: ABQ Wayne Kirby (10) Paul Konerko (29) Eddie Williams (25) EDM Brian Lesher (21) WP: Chris Nichting (5-10) LP: Jody Treadwell (9-2) SV: Jeff D'Amico (1) TIME: 2:31 ATT: 5,721 The Trappers scored early and often and had enough runs to survive a five-run Dukes fifth inning as Edmonton won and took a 2-0 series lead. The Dukes have a three game losing streak. In that Dukes 5-run fifth, Wayne Kirby hit a three run homer and Paul Konerko and Eddie Williams had solo shots. Konerko's 29th homer adds to his PCL leading total and he also continues to lead the PCL in RBI with 107. Williams' 25th homer put him in a tie for second in the PCL homer race. For the Trappers, Jason Wood and Brian Lesher each had 2 RBI (Lesher homered for the second game in a row). A.J. Hinch, Webster Garrison, Jose Herrera, and Steve Cox each had 1 RBI. Former Duke Chris Nichting started for the Trappers and went 5 2/3 innings, giving up 9 hits, 4 runs, no walks and 3 strikeouts. Jeff D'Amico pitched the last 3 1/3 innings, giving up 1 run, 1 hit, and had 1 strikeout as he got his first save. Jody Treadwell started for the Dukes and gave up 7 runs and 7 hits in 3 1/3 innings and he ended up getting only his second loss of the season. Sunday July 27 The Dukes and Trappers continue their series in Edmonton. On Saturday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 9 1 5 Edmonton 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 1 x 5 6 0 11 HR: ABQ Adam Riggs 2 (11) Eddie Williams (24) EDM Brian Lesher (20) WP: Terry Burrows (2-5) LP: Petie Roach (0-3) SV: Mark Acre (4) TIME: 2:46 ATT: 3,434 A.J. Hinch's RBI double broke a 4-4 tie in the eighth inning as the Trappers beat the Dukes and took a 1-0 lead in the 4 game series. Brian Lesher went 2 for 4 with a homer and 2 RBI for the Trappers, and Jose Herrera had 1 RBI. For the Dukes, Adam Riggs homered twice and had 3 RBI. Eddie Williams' solo homer was the only Dukes run that Riggs didn't drive in. Alvin Brown started for the Dukes and went 4 2/3 innings, giving up 4 hits, 4 runs (3 earned), 6 walks and 3 strikeouts. Petie Roach pitched 1 1/3 innings, giving up 1 hit, 1 run (the game winner), 3 walks and no strikeouts. Dan Hubbs pitched 2 innings, giving up 1 hit, walking one and striking out 1. Joe Boever started for the Trappers and gave up 3 runs and 6 hits in 4 2/3 innings. Terry Burrows pitched the middle 2 1/3 innings, giving up 1 run and 3 hits. Former NMSU Aggies pitcher Mark Acre pitched the final two innings as he earned his fourth save. Saturday July 26 The Dukes hit the road - the first four games come in Edmonton against the Trappers. In Dukes news, Henry Blanco has been promoted to the Dodgers for a few days as Mike Piazza continues to suffer from a slight hamstring pull. Once Piazza can play relatively well without problems, Blanco will be demoted. Dennis Reyes has been demoted by the Dodgers. Gary Rath is expected to be activated from the DL soon. He has thrown some test pitches and wasn't bothered by the muscle problem in his throwing shoulder. It is expected he will pitch a simulated game and the result of that will determine if he will come off the DL. On Friday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Calgary 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 9 2 6 Albuquerque 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 7 1 5 HR: CAL Manny Martinez (11) ABQ Adam Riggs (9) WP: Carlos Crawford (1-2) LP: Bobby Munoz (0-1) SV: Curt Schmidt (3) TIME: 2:43 ATT: 6,099 Carlos Crawford pitched a strong seven innings and Manny Martinez went 2 for 3 with a homer as the Cannons won the last game of the series. Each team won 2 games in the series. Martinez had just that solo homer (1 RBI) in the game. Others driving in one for the Cannons were Lou Collier, Jose Tolentino, and former-Duke Billy Lott. For the Dukes, starter Jesus Martinez's double scored 2 and Adam Riggs had a solo homer for the Dukes RBIs on the night. Jesus Martinez went 6 innings, giving up 8 hits, 4 runs (3 earned), 2 walks and 7 strikeouts. Crawford started for the Cannons and went 7 innings, giving up 7 hits, 1 earned run (4 runs total), and struck out 2 while walking none. Friday July 25 The Dukes and Cannons conclude their series at the Sports Stadium. It also marks the end of the Dukes homestand. On Thursday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Calgary 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 2 6 Albuquerque 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 x 6 11 0 8 HR: Wayne Kirby (9) WP: David Pyc (10-8) LP: Chris Peters (2-3) TIME: 2:06 ATT: 4,023 The Dukes used a five-run fifth inning to blow the game wide open and David Pyc pitched a good game as the Dukes won and took a 2-1 lead in the 4 game series. Pyc went 8 innings, giving up 1 run and 7 hits while striking out 7 and walking just one. Bobby Munoz pitched the ninth, giving up a hit and striking out 2. Jose Tolentino had the only Cannon RBI on the night. For the Dukes, Wayne Kirby homered in that fifth inning and had 2 RBI on the night. Ron Maurer, William Pennyfeather, and Juan Castro had the other Duke RBI on the night. Thursday July 24 The Dukes and Cannons play game 3 of their series. On Wednesday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Calgary 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 10 0 7 Albuquerque 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 7 0 8 WP: Jose Silva (3-1) LP: Eric Weaver (0-2) SV: Curt Schmidt (2) TIME: 2:42 ATT: 2,934 Calgary scored all the runs they would need in the first three innings as they went on to defeat the Dukes and tie the 4-game series at 1 game apiece. Manny Martinez, Lou Collier, Chance Sanford and Jose Tolentino each had 1 RBI for the Cannons. Wayne Kirby's RBI single plated Adam Riggs for the lone Dukes run on the evening. Jose Silva started for the Cannons and went 5 innings, giving up 2 hits, no runs, 2 walks and 4 strikeouts. Eric Weaver started for the Dukes and went 7 innings, giving up 10 hits, 4 runs, 1 walk and 7 strikeouts. Matt Herges pitched the final two innings giving up just a walk and he struck out 3. Wednesday July 23 The Dukes and Cannons continue their series. On Tuesday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Calgary 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 7 3 5 Albuquerque 2 0 4 0 0 0 1 2 x 9 12 0 6 HR: ABQ Paul Konerko (28) WP: Jody Treadwell (9-1) LP: Ramon Morel (6-6) TIME: 2:47 ATT: 2,831 In the first game of the 4-game series, Paul Konerko homered and drove in six on the night as the Dukes beat the Cannons. Konerko's homer was a PCL-leading 28th homer and his 106 RBI after Tuesday's game continues to lead the PCL. David Steed had 2 RBI and Eddie Williams added 1 RBI. For the Cannons, Adrian Brown had 2 RBI and Tim Marx and Manny Martinez each had 1 RBI. Jody Treadwell started for the Dukes and went 5 innings, giving up 6 hits, 4 runs, 1 walk and 2 strikeouts. Ramon Morel started for the Cannons and gave up 8 hits and 6 runs (4 earned) in 4 innings of work. Tuesday July 22 The Dukes open up a 4-game series at the Sports Stadium against the Calgary Cannons. In Dukes news, the Dodgers signed former-Phillies pitcher Bobby Munoz as a free agent. He was assigned to the Dukes. On Monday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Vancouver 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 2 8 12 0 8 Albuquerque 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 6 2 7 HR: VAN Frank Bolick (11) ABQ Adam Riggs (8) WP: Geoff Edsell (9-8) LP: Alvin Brown (2-2) SV: Greg Cadaret (2) TIME: 3:05 ATT: 5,423 Frank Bolick homered and went 2 for 5 with 5 RBI on the night and the Canadians scored five unearned runs in the fifth inning as they went on to beat the Dukes and finished the 4-game series with 2 wins apiece. In that fifth inning, Edgar Caceres got to first base on Juan Castro's error. A strikeout and a single later, George Arias' hard shot to shortstop bounced off Castro's glove and the bases were loaded. Derrick White hit a hard bouncer to third baseman Paul Konerko. The ball was deflected but not captured by Konerko's glove and the ball went into left field (error). Two runs scored on the play. Bolick then came up and homered (a three run shot). Other than Bolick's 5 RBI, Duane Singleton had the only other Canadians RBI. For the Dukes, Paul Konerko had 2 RBI and added to his PCL leading RBI total, now at 100 RBI on the season. Konerko still has the PCL homer lead with 27 but didn't hit one in this game. Adam Riggs solo homered and had just that one RBI. Alvin Brown started for the Dukes and ended up a tough luck loser - he went 7 innings, giving up 8 hits, 6 runs (1 earned), 2 walks and 5 strikeouts. For the Canadians, Geoff Edsell went 7 innings giving up 5 hits, 3 runs, 4 walks and 6 strikeouts. Greg Cadaret pitched the final 2 innings (1 hit, 4 strikeouts) as he got his second save. Monday July 21 The Dukes and Canadians conclude their series. On Monday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Vancouver 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 9 2 8 Albuquerque 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 x 5 6 0 6 HR: ABQ Juan Castro (1) WP: Dan Hubbs (6-4) LP: Robert Ellis (8-7) SV: Mike Harkey (10) TIME: 2:39 ATT: 3,199 The Dukes used a 4 run seventh inning to wipe out a 3-1 defecit as they went on to beat the Canadians and take a 2-1 lead in the 4 game series. Juan Castro homered and had 1 RBI in the game as he continues his rehab assignment with the Dukes. Adam Riggs and Eddie Williams also had 1 RBI. For the Canadians, Derrick White had 2 RBI and Michael Wolff had 1 RBI. Robert Ellis started for the Canadians and gave up 4 runs (2 earned) and 5 hits in 6 1/3 innings of work. He got the loss. Jesus Martinez started for the Dukes and went 6 1/3 innings, giving up 7 hits, 3 runs, 4 walks and 6 strikeouts. Dan Hubbs pitched 1 2/3 innings, giving up 1 hit, no runs, 1 walk and no strikeouts as he got the win. Mike Harkey pitched the ninth, giving up 1 hit as he reached double-digits in saves. Sunday July 20 The Dukes and Canadians play game three of their series. On Saturday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Vancouver 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 4 8 4 4 Albuquerque 1 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 x 6 7 1 5 HR: VAN Frank Bolick (10) WP: David Pyc (9-8) LP: Michael Bovee (2-1) SV: Mike Harkey (9) TIME: 2:22 ATT: 4,563 David Pyc pitched 8 innings of 7 hit, 3 run ball as the Dukes beat the Canadians and tied the 4-game series at 1 win each. Pyc walked none and struck out 2. Mike Harkey pitched the ninth inning, giving up a homer to Frank Bolick, as he earned his ninth save (his first save since being recently demoted from the Dodgers). Marquis Riley, Duane Singleton, and Michael Wolff each added a RBI for the Canadians. For the Dukes, Wayne Kirby and Oreste Marrero had the only Duke RBI on the night (each having 1 RBI). Saturday July 19 The Dukes and Canadians continue their series at the Sports Stadium. In Dukes news, Karim Garcia will undergo shoulder surgery and may miss the rest of the season. . . . C David Steed appears to have activated from the DL recently. He made an appearance as a pinch hitter and later as catcher in Thursday's game. On Friday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Vancouver 0 0 0 3 0 1 3 1 0 8 12 2 5 Albuquerque 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 8 2 6 HR: VAN Michael Wolff (16) WP: Matt Perisho (1-1) LP: Jose Garcia (3-3) SV: Greg Cadaret (1) TIME: 2:53 ATT: 4,098 Michael Wolff homered and drove in 3 as the Canadians beat the Dukes and took the first game of the 4 game series at the Sports Stadium. Having 1 RBI each for the Canadians was Edgar Caceres, Jovino Carvajal, Frank Bolick and Chris Turner. Paul Konerko drove in a run as he remains the PCL leader in RBI. Adam Riggs, Chad Fonville, and Wayne Kirby also drove in a run. Matt Perisho was the Canadians starter and went 6 1/3 innings, giving up 8 hits, 4 runs, 2 walks and 7 strikeouts. Greg Cadaret pitched the final 2 2/3 innings for his first save. Eric Weaver started for the Dukes and gave up 9 hits and 4 uns in 5 innings. Friday July 18 The Dukes open up a 8 game homestand with 4 games against the Vancouver Canadians. On Thursday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 0 0 1 3 2 5 0 0 5 16 20 2 10 Colorado Springs 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 2 6 12 2 11 HR: CSP Jason Bates (3) Jeff Barry (4) ABQ Paul Konerko (27) Adam Riggs (7) WP: Jody Treadwell (8-1) LP: John Burke (0-1) TIME: 3:31 ATT: 3,222 Paul Konerko hit his PCL leading 27th homer and had 8 RBI as the Dukes crushed the Sky Sox 16-6 and took the 4-game series 3-1. Konerko now has 97 RBI (also leading the PCL). Adam Riggs homered and had 2 RBI and Chad Fonville, Wayne Kirby, Chip Hale, Ken Huckaby, Ron Maurer, and Jody Treadwell each had 1 RBI. For Colorado Springs, Jason Bates homered and had 1 RBI. Jeff Barry also homered and drove in 2. Terry Jones had the only other Sky Sox RBI. John Burke, fresh from a demotion to Colorado Springs from the parent Colorado Rockies, was the Sky Sox starter and he went 5 innings, giving up 10 hits, 6 runs (5 earned), 4 walks and 5 strikeouts as he earned the loss. Jody Treadwell started for the Dukes and went 7 innings, giving up 7 hits, 3 runs (2 earned), 3 walks and 7 strikeouts. Dan Hubbs pitched the eighth, giving up 2 hits, 1 run and a walk, and Jeff Kubenka came into the game in the ninth and gave up 3 hits, 2 runs (1 earned) while striking out 2. Thursday July 17 The Dukes and Sky Sox conclude their series. The Dukes also return home after the game. Will Brunson was demoted to AA San Antonio to make room on the Dukes roster for Mike Harkey, who was demoted by the Dodgers when P Dennis Reyes was promoted late last week. Reyes became active on the Dodgers roster Sunday as he started against the Giants at Dodger Stadium. On Wednesday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 2 6 Colorado Springs 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 0 x 6 10 0 5 HR: ABQ Eddie Williams (23) CSP Jayhawk Owens (10) Tom Quinlan (16) WP: Mike Saipe (1-0) LP: Alvin Brown (2-1) TIME: 2:36 ATT: 3,032 Mike Saipe made his AAA debut with the Sky Sox and pitched a 6 hit complete game as the Sky Sox won and trimmed the Dukes 4-game series lead to 2-1. Saipe's only run given up was a homer to Eddie Williams. Saipe gave up 2 walks and struck out 5. Alvin Brown started for the Dukes, going 5 1/3 innings, giving up 7 hits, 4 runs (3 earned), 3 walks and 2 strikeouts. Brown picked up his first loss as a Duke. Tom Quinlan homered and had 2 RBI, while Jayhawk Owens homered and had 1 RBI. Jason Bates, Todd Helton and Craig Counsell each had 1 RBI. Wednesday July 16 The Dukes and Sky Sox play game three of their series in Colorado Springs. On Tuesday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 R H E LOB ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Albuquerque 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 9 18 1 13 Colorado Spgs 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 7 13 0 8 HR: CSP Mark Strittmatter (2) Jayhawk Owens (9) ABQ Karim Garcia (20) Adam Riggs (6) Ron Maurer (8) WP: Jose Garcia (3-2) LP: John Hope (4-3) TIME 4:07 ATT: 7,378 In a 4 hour, 7 minute marathon, the Dukes beat the Sky Sox and took a 2-0 lead in the 4 game series. In the 11th inning, Adam Riggs solo homer put the Dukes ahead 5-4. Jayhawk Owens answered with a solo blast of his own in the bottom half of the inning to keep the game alive. In the twelfth inning, Ron Maurer's 2 run homer gave the Dukes a 7-5 lead. Colorado Springs again answered in the bottom half with 2 runs of their own to tie the game at 7. In the thirteenth inning, Adam Riggs and Oreste Marrero both singled and later scored as the Dukes took a 9-7 lead. Colorado Springs couldn't answer in the bottom of the thirteenth and lost. Maurer was 3 for 6 with 3 RBI in the game. Karim Garcia pinch hit in the game and smacked a three-run homer, his 20th of the year. Chad Fonville, Marrero and Riggs each had 1 RBI. Dann Howitt had 2 RBI while Todd Helton, Tom Quinlan, Mark Strittmatter and Jayhawk Owens each had 1 RBI for the Sky Sox. Bobby Jones started for the Sky Sox and gave up 9 hits, 4 runs, 3 walks and 5 strikeouts in 7 innings of work. Jesus Martinez started for the Dukes and gave up 7 hits, 3 runs, 2 walks and 4 strikeouts in 5 innings. Tuesday July 15 The Dukes and Sky Sox continue their series in Colorado Springs. On Monday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 4 8 14 1 9 Colorado Springs 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 8 1 7 HR: ABQ William Pennyfeather (13) Adam Riggs (5) WP: David Pyc (8-8) LP: Phil Stidham (5-2) SV: Petie Roach (1) TIME: 3:05 ATT: 3,261 In game one of the 4 game series at Sky Sox Stadium, the Dukes beat the Sky Sox. Adam Riggs solo homered in the game and William Pennyfeather went 2 for 4 with 3 RBI and a homer. Chip Hale drove in 2 runs and Henry Blanco and Ron Maurer drove in one run each (Blanco's RBI coming on a sacrifice fly). For the Sky Sox, Dann Howitt, Tom Quinlan, Jeff Barry, and Jason Bates each drove in a run. David Pyc started for the Dukes and went 6 innings, giving up 5 hits, 3 runs, 2 walks and 2 strikeouts. Robbie Beckett started for the Sky Sox and went 5 innings, giving up 4 hits, 4 runs (no earned), 1 walk and 7 strikeouts. It was the next Sky Sox pitcher, Phil Stidham, that got the loss. Stidham gave up 4 runs and 6 hits in 3 innings of work. Petie Roach pitched the last 2 innings, giving up 2 hits, 1 run, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts as he earned his first save. Monday July 14 The Dukes hit the road for a quick, 4-game series in Colorado Springs against the Sky Sox (AAA Rockies). In Dukes news, Karim Garcia is suffering from tendinitis in his left shoulder and is going to Los Angeles to have it checked out by Dodger team doctors. Gary Rath is also heading to Los Angeles to have his shoulder looked at -- a pulled muscle in his shoulder. On Sunday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Las Vegas 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 10 0 9 Albuquerque 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 0 8 WP: Steve Mintz (3-1) LP: Jose Garcia (2-2) SV: Marc Kroon (8) TIME: 3:11 ATT: 2,561 In a nice tightly contested game, Chad Treadaway and Stoney Briggs each drove in a run as the Stars beat the Dukes 2-1. The Dukes did, however, defeat the Stars 3 wins to 1 in the 4 game series. Chip Hale's sacrifice fly provided the only Duke run. Eric Weaver started for the Dukes and went 7 innings, giving up 7 hits, 1 run, 5 walks and 4 strikeouts. Stan Spencer started for the Stars and gave up 3 hits, no runs, 4 walks and 7 strikeouts. Sunday July 13 The Dukes and Stars conclude their series. It also marks the end of the homestand. In Dukes news, P Mike Harkey was demoted to the Dukes from the Dodgers to make room on the Dodgers roster for P Dennis Reyes, who was promoted on Friday. On Saturday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Las Vegas 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 11 2 9 Albuquerque 0 1 4 0 1 0 0 1 x 7 8 1 9 HR: LVG Angelo Encarnacion (2) ABQ Paul Konerko (26) Ron Maurer (7) WP: Jody Treadwell (7-1) LP: Rafael Medina (1-3) SV: Dan Hubbs (2) TIME: 3:17 ATT: 5,254 Paul Konerko had a three run homer and a RBI double as the Dukes defeated the Stars and took a 3-0 lead in the 4 game series. Ron Maurer homered for the second game in a row and had 1 RBI. Wayne Kirby and Henry Blanco each had 1 RBI for the Dukes. For the Stars, Angelo Encarnacion homered and had 1 RBI. Terry Shumpert, Derek Lee, and Stoney Briggs each added 1 RBI for the Stars. Jody Treadwell started for the Dukes and went 6 innings, giving up 7 hits, 2 runs, 2 walks and 3 strikeouts. Petie Roach pitched the middle 2 2/3 innings giving up 3 hits, 2 runs, 2 walks and 2 strikeouts, while Dan Hubbs pitched the final 1/3 of an inning giving up 1 hit and 1 strikeout as he earned his second save. Rafael Medina started for the Stars, going 4 innings, giving up 6 hits, 6 runs, 6 walks and 3 strikeouts. Saturday July 12 The Dukes and Stars play game three of their seies at the Sports Stadium. In Dukes news, Dennis Reyes was promoted to the Dodgers. The Dodgers on late Saturday night will have to name someone to be demoted to the Dukes to make room for Reyes who will start Sunday's game against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium. On Friday: Game 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Las Vegas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 Albuquerque 0 2 0 0 0 0 x 2 4 1 3 WP: Alvin Brown (2-0) LP: Kerry Taylor (5-5) TIME: 1:40 In game one of a doubleheader, Alvin Brown pitched a complete game (7 inning) 4 hit shutout as the Dukes won their first post-All Star break game. Brown gave up 2 walks and had 6 strikeouts in addition to a RBI single to help his cause. Chad Fonville's sacrifice fly accounted for the only other Dukes run. Kerry Taylor pitched a complete game for the Stars, giving up 4 hits, 2 runs (none earned), while walking 1 and striking out 5. Game 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Las Vegas 0 0 2 2 2 2 0 8 11 0 8 Albuquerque 6 3 4 0 1 1 x 15 19 0 4 HR: LVG Doug Dascenzo (9) Eddie Williams (22) Ron Maurer (6) WP: Jesus Martinez (6-1) LP: Heath Murray (2-5) TIME: 2:30 ATT: 5,573 Albuquerque scored 13 runs in the first three innings and whacked out 19 hits in the 7-inning game as they beat the Stars, swept the doubleheader, remained undefeated in post-All Star break action, and took a 2-0 lead in the 4 game seies. The Dukes moved back into first place, tied with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, in the PCL Southern Division Second Half race. The Dukes and Sky Sox will meet for four games in Colorado Springs starting Monday. Jesus Martinez started for the Dukes and went 5 innings, giving up 7 hits, 6 runs, 6 walks and 5 strikeouts. Not very impressive, but he got tremendous run support. Case in point -- Heath Murray started for the Stars and lasted only 2/3 of an inning. He gave up 6 hits, 6 runs, 1 walk and no strikeouts. The Dukes continued pounding on Stars pitching, scoring 3 times in the second and 4 times in the third. Ron Maurer went 4 for 4 with a homer and 4 RBI in the game. Eddie Williams homered and had 3 RBI in the game, while William Pennyfeather had 2 RBI and Adam Riggs, Paul Konerko, Ken Huckaby, Jesus Martinez and Oreste Marrero each had 1 RBI. For the Stars, Doug Dascenzo homered and had 1 RBI. Angelo Encarnacion had 3 RBI, Charles Poe had 2 RBI, and Terry Shumpert and Derrek Lee each had 1 RBI. Friday July 11 The Dukes and Stars play a doubleheader at the Sports Stadium as Thursday's game was postponed due to rain. The doubleheader will start at 5pm. In Dukes news, Eric Anthony was promoted to the Dodgers. Thursday July 10 The Dukes return to action after the AAA All-Star break by playing 4 games at the Sports Stadium against the Las Vegas Stars (AAA Padres). On Wednesday at the AAA All-Star Game: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- American League 0 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 5 7 4 5 National League 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 6 1 5 HR: American League Danny Clyburn (Rochester) (1) Frank Catalanotto (Toledo) (1) WP: Brian Rose (Pawtucket) LP: Dave Schwartzbaugh (Iowa) SV: Eddie Gaillard (Toledo) Players of the Game: International League Frank Catalanotto (Toledo) American Association Magglio Ordonez (Nashville) Pacific Coast League Nate Minchey (Colorado Springs) TIME: 2:32 ATT: 11,183 At the AAA All-Star game at Sec Taylor Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa, the American League used the lumber early and often as they defeated the National League. The game was broadcast on national cable by ESPN2. In the second inning with the N.L. starter Dave Schwartzbaugh (Iowa) on the mound, Danny Clyburn (Rochester) solo homered. Later in the second, with Nashville's Magglio Ordonez on base, Toledo's Frank Catalanotto homered and the A.L. had a 3-0 lead. The N.L. got on the board in the bottom of the third when Scranton/Wilkes Barre's Tony Barron sacrifice fly scored Louisville's Eli Marrero. The A.L. increased the lead to 4-1 in the fifth inning. With Ottawa's Steve Falteisek on the mound, Catalanotto doubled and scored on Edmonton Jason Woods' double. Tacoma's Alan Zinter had a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning to make it 5-1 A.L. The N.L. scored in the bottom half of the sixth inning. Syracuse's Ken Robinson was on the mound and gave up a single to Iowa's Robin Jennings. Jennings advanced to second on catcher's interference and moved to third on a wild pitch. He later scored on an error. In the seventh inning, the N.L. scored once more to reach the eventual final score of 5-3 A.L. Scranton/Wilkes Barre's Bobby Estalella scored on an error. Albuquerque's Paul Konerko was the starting N.L. third baseman. He went 1 for 2 in the game (his lone hit coming on a single he smacked off of the left field wall). He also had the lone N.L. error in the game on a fairly routine grounder to third base that he threw across the diamond and into the dirt just short of Todd Helton's (Colorado Springs) glove and the ball bounced towards the first base line dugout area but missed the dugout and hit the wall separating the field from the stands. Wednesday July 9 The Dukes continue their AAA All-Star break. The AAA All-Star game is played tonight in Des Moines, Iowa. You can watch Paul Konerko in action as the game is going to be televised by ESPN2. Tuesday July 8 The Dukes are on AAA All-Star break. Paul Konerko is the only Duke representative in the AAA All-Star game. On Monday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Tucson 0 1 3 2 2 1 0 1 0 10 15 1 11 Albuquerque 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 9 7 2 7 HR: TUC Jarvis Brown (3) Brian Banks (7) Bobby Hughes (4) ABQ Eddie Williams 2 (21) WP: Tom Bolton (3-7) LP: Petie Roach (0-2) SV: Jason Grimsley (4) A Dukes rally fell short in the later innings as Tucson held off the Dukes 10-9 and took 3 out of the 4 games at the Sports Stadium. The loss puts the Dukes 1 game back in the PCL Southern Division second half race as they head to All-Star break. Eddie Williams went 2 for 4 with 5 RBI and two homers (his 21 on the season is third in the PCL behind teammate Paul Konerko and Todd Greene of Vancouver who each have 25 homers. Karim Garcia went 3 for 5 with 2 RBI, and Chip Hale and Eric Anthony each had 1 RBI. For the Toros, Brian Banks homered, had a sacrifice fly, and had 4 RBI on the afternoon. Bobby Hughes and Jarvis Brown each homered and had 2 RBI in the game. The other Toros RBI came from Frank Kellner and Derek Wachter. Tom Bolton started for the Toros and got the win. He went 6 innings, giving up 4 hits, 6 runs (5 earned), 4 walks and 4 strikeouts. David Pyc started for the Dukes and went 4 innings, giving up 6 hits, 6 runs (3 earned), 2 walks and 5 strikeouts. It was the next Dukes pitcher, Petie Roach, that took the loss. Roach went 1 2/3 innings, giving up 5 hits, 3 runs, 1 walk and 3 strikeouts. Jason Grimsley pitched the final 1 1/3 innings for the Toros as he earned his fourth save. The Dukes are on a 2 game losing streak currently. Monday July 7 The Dukes and Toros conclude their series at the Sports Stadium. The Dukes have two days off for the AAA All Star Break before continuing the homestand at home against the Las Vegas Stars. Today's game with the Toros has a special 1pm start so that the Dukes and Toros players can get an earlier start to the All-Star break. On Sunday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Tucson 0 0 1 2 1 4 0 4 0 12 16 0 10 Albuquerque 4 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 7 12 1 7 HR: TUC Todd Dunn (8) ABQ Eddie Williams (19) WP: Jamie McAndrew (6-5) LP: Matt Herges (0-8) TIME: 3:08 ATT: 2,581 Former Duke Jamie McAndrew was able to hang in there as he gave up 6 runs yet won as the Toros beat the Dukes and took a 2-1 lead in the 3 game series. McAndrew went 5 innings, giving up 10 hits, 6 runs, 1 walk and 1 strikeout. He was battered for those 6 runs in the first two innings but then calmed down. Meanwhile, the Toros bats came alive in innings 3 through 6. Dennis Reyes started for the Dukes and went 5 innings, giving up 7 hits, 4 runs, 5 walks and 4 strikeouts. When Reyes left the game, it was a 6-4 Dukes lead. Matt Herges came in the game in the sixth inning and was battered. He only lasted 2/3 of an inning, giving up all four of the Toros runs that inning. Eric Weaver wasn't too much better. He went 2 innings, giving up 4 hits, 4 runs, 2 walks and a strikeout. For the Toros offense, Todd Dunn homered and had 4 RBI on the day. Frank Kellner had 2 RBI, and Eddy Diaz, Brian Banks, Creighton Gubanich, and Keith Johns each had 2 RBI. For the Dukes, Eddie Williams went 3 for 5 with 3 RBI and a homer. Karim Garcia added 2 RBI and Eric Anthony and Ron Maurer each had 1 RBI. Sunday July 6 The Dukes and Toros play game three of their series at the Sports Stadium. On Saturday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Tucson 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 5 4 6 Albuquerque 3 0 2 0 0 3 0 2 x 10 13 1 4 HR: TUC Brian Banks (6) Creighton Gubanich (9) ABQ Eddie Williams (18) Karim Garcia (19) Ron Maurer (5) WP: Alvin Brown (1-0) LP: Mike Misuraca (5-7) TIME: 2:53 ATT: 12,663 In front of 12,663 on the second night for fireworks, Alvin Brown made his Albuquerque Duke PCL debut by going 6 1/3 innings, giving up 5 hits, 4 runs, 5 walks and 10 strikeouts as he earned his first PCL win and the Dukes won 10-4 to tie the 4-game series at 1 win apiece. Mike Misuraca started for the Toros and gave up 9 hits, 8 runs, 2 walks, and 3 strikeouts as he took the loss. Creighton Gubanich and Brian Banks solo-homered for the Toros. Travis Lee had the only other Toro RBI. For the Dukes, Eddie Williams homered and had 2 RBI, Karim Garcia went 3 for 4 with 3 RBI and a homer, and Ron Maurer homered went 1 for 3 with 2 RBI. Chip Hale, Henry Blanco, and Eric Anthony each had 1 RBI for the Dukes. Saturday July 5 The Dukes and Toros continue their series at the Sports Stadium. On Friday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Tucson 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 11 1 12 Albuquerque 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 8 0 10 HR: TUC Travis Lee (9) ABQ Eric Anthony (5) WP: Jeff Huber (3-2) LP: Jesus Martinez (5-1) SV: Jason Grimsley (3) TIME: 3:12 ATT: 13,362 Travis Lee's 2 run homer and Eddy Diaz's pair of 1-RBI singles were all the runs the Toros needed to beat the Dukes and take a 1-0 4-game series advantage. The loss, combined with a Colorado Springs Sky Sox loss to Calgary, kept the Dukes in a first place tie with Colorado Springs in the PCL southern division second-half race. Jesus Martinez started for the Dukes and went 5 innings, giving up 6 hits, 3 runs, 5 walks and 3 strikeouts. Jeff Huber got the win in relief and Jason Grimsley got the save. Eric Anthony homered in the game, his fifth homer in the last six games. Eddie Williams also had 1 RBI. Friday July 4 The Dukes return home to begin a 8 game homestand (split by the AAA All-Star break). The first four games before the break are against Tucson and Fireworks nights are scheduled for tonight and Saturday. On Thursday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 7 Las Vegas 2 3 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 11 15 2 7 HR: LVG Chad Treadaway 2 (3) WP: Kerry Taylor (5-4) LP: Eric Weaver (0-1) TIME: 3:05 ATT: 14,850 Chad Treadaway had a pair of three-run homers as the Stars beat the Dukes 11-1 and finished the 4 game series with 2 wins apiece. The Dukes loss (combined with a Colorado Springs win) moved the Dukes into a PCL southern division second-half race tie with the Sky Sox for the division lead. Treadaway went 2 for 3 with 6 RBI. Trey Beamon went 2 for 4 with 3 RBI and Jaime Keefe and Eric Helfand each had 1 RBI. There were no Dukes RBI on the night. Eric Weaver started for the Dukes and went 2 1/3 innings, giving up 8 hits, 5 runs, 2 walks and 3 strikeouts. He picked up his first loss of the year for the Dukes. Kerry Taylor started for the Stars and went 7 innings, giving up 3 hits, 1 run (none earned), 4 walks and 7 strikeouts. Thursday July 3 The Stars and Dukes finish up their series in Las Vegas and the Dukes end their road trip. On Wednesday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 3 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 7 9 0 4 Las Vegas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 5 HR: ABQ Eric Anthony (4) Paul Konerko (25) WP: David Pyc (7-8) LP: Marino Castillo (2-4) TIME: 2:25 ATT: 8,201 David Pyc pitched a spot-start, complete game 4 hit shutout as the Dukes beat the Stars and took a 2-1 lead in the 4 game series. The Dukes are on a 2 game winning streak. Gary Rath, the scheduled starter for the Dukes, complained of soreness in his back near his throwing shoulder and was scratched from the start. Pyc gave up a walk and struck out 7 as he handled the Stars with ease. Marino Castillo started for the Stars and went 6 innings, giving up 6 hits, 6 runs, 3 walks and 4 strikeouts. Paul Konerko had his PCL-tying 25th homer and added 2 more RBI to his PCL leading RBI total. Eric Anthony homered in his fourth straight game and was 2 for 4 with 3 RBI. Wayne Kirby and Chip Hale had 1 RBI each. Wednesday July 2 The Stars and Dukes play game 3 of their series. On Tuesday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 0 2 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 6 13 1 10 Las Vegas 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 7 1 10 HR: ABQ Eric Anthony (3) Wayne Kirby (8) WP: Dennis Reyes (3-1) LP: Paul Menhart (6-7) SV: Jeff Kubenka (2) TIME: 2:58 ATT: 3,066 Eric Anthony went 3 for 5 with 3 RBI and homered in his third straight game as the Dukes defeated the Stars and tied at 1 the 4 game series. The win over the Stars gave the Dukes a 1 game lead in the PCL South Division second half race -- the Stars and Dukes were tied for the division lead going into the game. Chad Fonville had 1 RBI and Wayne Kirby homered and had 2 RBI for the Dukes. For the Stars, Chad Treadaway had a RBI and Trey Beamon had 2 RBI. Dennis Reyes started for the Dukes and went 7 innings, giving up 6 hits, 3 runs (2 earned), 3 walks and 9 strikeouts. Dan Hubbs and Petie Roach pitched the eighth inning and Jeff Kubenka came into the game at the ninth and had a good night, giving up 1 strikeout (he's been Jeckyll and Hyde since his promotion from San Antonio -- on one occasion, he's given up a game winning homer, on another one he's committed an error to allow the winning run to score, and then in the games where he's earned the save, he pitches the whole ninth giving up a hit or getting a strikeout). Paul Menhart started for the Stars and took the loss -- he went 6 innings, giving up 10 hits, 6 runs, no walks and 4 strikeouts. Tuesday July 1 The Dukes and Stars play game 2 of their series at Cashman Field in Las Vegas. On Monday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 1 0 2 0 4 0 0 1 1 0 9 13 2 13 Las Vegas 1 0 3 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 10 9 1 9 HR: ABQ Adam Riggs (4) Eric Anthony (2) LVG Charles Poe 2 (4) WP: Steve Mintz (2-1) LP: Jeff Kubenka (0-2) TIME: 3:46 ATT: 3,582 Jeff Kubenka's error in the 10th inning allowed the Las Vegas Stars to win and take a 1-0 4-game series lead. Paul Konerko and Henry Blanco each had 3 RBI. Adam Riggs, Eric Anthony, and Eddie Williams each had 1 RBI. For the Stars, Charles Poe homered twice and had 2 RBI. Juan Melo and Stoney Briggs each had 2 RBI and Derrek Lee had the only other Stars RBI on the evening. Jody Treadwell started for the Dukes and went 2 1/3 innings, giving up 4 hits, 4 runs, 2 walks and a strikeout as he earned a no-decision. Monday June 30 The Dukes move on to play the final 4 games of their roadtrip, a stop at Cashman Field to play the Las Vegas Stars (AAA Padres). On Sunday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 2 0 3 2 0 0 0 3 0 10 12 1 7 Tucson 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 5 10 1 8 HR: TUC Creighton Gubanich (8) ABQ Eric Anthony (1) Adam Riggs (3) Eddie Williams (17) WP: Jesus Martinez (3-0) LP: Jeff Ware (5-6) SV: Dan Hubbs (1) TIME: 2:57 ATT: 6,265 Eric Anthony went 3 for 4 with 5 RBI (three run homer and two-run single) as the Dukes beat the Toros and took the 4 game series 3 games to 1. Eddie Williams homered and had 2 RBI and Adam Riggs added a solo shot. Wayne Kirby was the only other Duke with 1 RBI. For the Toros, Creighton Gubanich homered and had 1 RBI. Eddy Diaz and Derek Wachter each had 2 RBI. Jesus Martinez went 6 innings, giving up 7 hits, 4 runs (3 earned), 2 walks and 4 strikeouts. Dan Hubbs pitched the final 3 innings giving up 3 hits, 1 run, no walks and 2 strikeouts. Jeff Ware started for the Toros and went 3 1/3 innings, giving up 5 hits, 6 runs, 6 walks and 2 strikeouts. Sunday June 29 The Dukes and Toros conclude their series in Tucson. In Dukes news, Todd Hollandsworth was called up to the Dodgers and Karim Garcia was demoted. Hollandsworth did seem to have his stroke back (and hopefully confidence, too). Through Saturday's game, he was hitting .429 with 1 HR and 14 RBI. On Saturday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 5 12 1 4 Tucson 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 x 6 12 2 7 HR: ABQ William Pennyfeather 2 (12) TUC Travis Lee (8) Todd Dunn (7) WP: Jason Grimsley (4-7) LP: David Pyc (6-8) TIME: 2:30 ATT: 3,562 Todd Dunn's RBI double in the eighth inning broke a 5-5 tie and the Toros held off the Dukes 6-5 and trimmed the 4 game Dukes victory lead to 2-1. The Toro win snapped a three game Dukes winning streak. Dunn and Travis Lee also homered in the game -- for the Toros, Dunn had 3 RBI, Lee had 2 RBI, and Marc Newfield had 1 RBI. William Pennyfeather had a pair of solo homers for the Dukes. Eddie Williams and Paul Konerko each had 1 RBI. Konerko added to his PCL-leading RBI total with that one RBI. Eric Weaver started for the Dukes and went 5 2/3 innings, giving up 9 hits, 5 runs (3 earned), 2 walks and 4 strikeouts. It was David Pyc, the next Dukes reliever, that factored in the decision. He went 2 innings, giving up 3 hits, 1 run, 1 walk and 1 strikeout. Jason Grimsley was the Toros pitcher of record -- he pitched the last 1 1/3 innings, giving up up 1 hit and 2 strikeouts. Saturday June 28 The Dukes and Toros play game 3 of their series in Tucson. In Dukes news, Paul Konerko was the only Duke named to the AAA All-Star game to be played in Des Moines, Iowa (home of the Iowa Cubs) on July 9. The game will be televised by ESPN2. On Friday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 1 0 0 7 0 0 1 0 0 9 12 0 5 Tucson 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 11 0 10 HR: ABQ Adam Riggs (2) Henry Blanco (5) WP: Gary Rath (7-5) LP: Greg Hansell (1-2) TIME: 2:40 ATT: 5,417 In the "beat the former Dukes pitchers" theme that begun on Thursday night, Henry Blanco's grand slam was the highlight of a 7-run 4th inning as the Dukes beat the Toros 9-3, extended their winning streak to 3 games, and took a 2-0 lead in the 4 game series. Former Duke Greg Hansell started for the Toros and went 3 innings, giving up 7 hits, 7 runs, 3 walks and no strikeouts. He took the loss. Gary Rath started for the Dukes and went 7 innings, giving up 9 hits, 3 runs, 2 walks and 3 strikeouts. Matt Herges had another good outing (at least for him this season) as he pitched the final 2 innings, giving up 2 hits, a walk and a strikeout. Adam Riggs also homered in the game and had 1 RBI. Eddie Williams had 2 RBI and Todd Hollandsworth anc Chip Hale had a RBI. For the Toros, Ronnie Belliard had his second sacrifice fly in two nights and Bobby Hughes and Keith Johns added 1 RBI each. Friday June 27 The Dukes and Toros continue their series in Tucson. On Thursday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 5 11 0 6 Tucson 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 10 1 11 HR: TUC Brian Banks (4) Travis Lee (7) WP: Dennis Reyes (2-1) LP: Jamie McAndrew (5-5) SV: Jeff Kubenka (1) TIME: 2:58 ATT: 3,684 Albuquerque won in the first game of a 4 game series in Tucson as Chip Hale's 2-run single highlighted a 4 run sixth inning. The Dukes have a 1-0 series lead and currently have a 2 game winning streak. Brian Banks and Travis Lee solo-homered and Ronnie Belliard added a sacrifice fly to account for the 3 Toros runs. Other than Hale's 2 RBI, Todd Hollandworth, Eddie Williams, and Adam Riggs had 1 RBI. Dennis Reyes went 5 2/3 innings, giving up 7 hits, 2 runs, 3 walks and 5 strikeouts. Jeff Kubenka pitched the ninth, giving up one hit, as he picked up his first AAA save. Former-Duke Jamie McAndrew started for the Toros and went 5 innings, giving up 6 hits, 4 runs, 2 walks and a strikeout. Thursday June 26 The Dukes continue their road trip, moving on to Tucson for 4 games against the Toros (AAA Brewers) at Hi Corbett Field. On Wednesday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 2 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 7 12 3 6 Phoenix 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1 5 HR: ABQ Eddie Williams (16) Chip Hale (2) WP: Jody Treadwell (8-1) LP: Doug Vanderweele (5-4) TIME: 2:31 ATT: 2,667 Jody Treadwell pitched a complete game 5 hit shutout and Eddie Williams and Chip Hale both hit 2-run homers as the Dukes finally defeated the Firebirds and avoided the sweep in the 4 game series. The Dukes played their final game at Scottsdale Stadium in 1997 and had a 1-7 record. Treadwell walked 2 and struck out 4 while giving up 1 run (unearned). Doug Vanderweele started for the Firebirds and went 5 1/3 innings, giving up 10 hits, 7 runs, 2 walks and 2 strikeouts. Other than 2 RBI from both Williams and Hale, Chad Fonville, Henry Blanco, and Treadwell had 1 RBI each. Wednesday June 25 The Dukes and Firebirds conclude their series at Scottsdale Stadium. On Tuesday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 2 0 2 3 2 0 0 2 0 11 13 3 6 Phoenix 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 12 12 3 8 HR: PHX Tim Florez (7) Dax Jones (3) ABQ Wayne Kirby 2 (7) WP: Shawn Purdy (4-2) LP: Jeff Kubenka (0-1) TIME: 3:10 ATT: 2,324 Dax Jones' 3 run homer in the bottom of the ninth off of Dukes reliever Jeff Kubenka gave the Phoenix Firebirds the victory and a 3-0 lead in the 4 game series. Albuquerque has yet to win in Phoenix's home stadium, Scottsdale Stadium, in 1997. The Dukes also have a 4 game losing streak. Kubenka was just promoted from AA San Antonio and had made his first appearance in a Dukes suit. Wilson Delgado and David McCarty both added 2 RBI for the Firebirds and Tim Florez, Jacob Cruz, and Kevin Roberson each had 1 RBI. For the Dukes, Wayne Kirby was 2 for 5 with 3 RBI and 2 homers in the game. Petie Roach (a pitcher) was 1 for 1 with 2 RBI and Todd Hollandsworth was 3 for 5 with 2 RBI. Adam Riggs, Paul Konerko, and Chad Fonville each had 1 RBI. Jesus Martinez started for the Dukes and went 1 2/3 innings, giving up 5 hits, 8 runs (6 earned), 5 walks and a strikeout. Roach came in and pitched long middle relief (going 6 innings, giving up 4 hits, 1 run, 1 walk and 1 strikeout). Dan Hubbs and Kubenka pitched the final innings (Hubbs finished the eighth and Kubenka pitched the ninth). Tuesday June 24 The Dukes and Firebirds play game 3 of their series in Scottsdale. On Monday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 8 1 5 Phoenix 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 10 12 0 5 HR: PHX Desi Wilson (6) David McCarty (11) ABQ Paul Konerko (24) Eddie Williams (15) Todd Hollandsworth (1) WP: Doug Vanderweele (5-0) LP: David Pyc (6-7) TIME: 3:13 ATT: 1,803 David McCarty's grand slam homer in the bottom of the 11th off of Dukes relieve Dan Hubbs won the game for the Firebirds as they took a 2-0 lead in the 4 game series. The Dukes have now lost 3 in a row. Desi Wilson also homered in the game and had a RBI on the night. Eddie Zosky had 2 RBI and Tim Florez had 1 RBI for the Firebirds. For the Dukes, Paul Konerko his his PCL leading 24th homer (a solo shot). Todd Hollandsworth hit his first homer of this season in a Dukes suit (going 2 for 5 with 3 RBI and a run scored). Eddie Williams was 2 for 4 with 2 RBI and a homer. Eric Weaver started for the Dukes (his second start since being promoted from AA San Antonio). He went 6 innings, giving up 7 hits, 6 runs, 3 walks and 3 strikeouts. Rene Arocha started for Phoenix and went 6 innings, giving up 6 hits, 6 runs, 3 walks and 5 strikeouts. He gave up all 3 Dukes homers on the evening. Monday June 23 The Dukes and Firebirds play game 2 of their series at Scottsdale Stadium. In Dukes news, the Dodgers placed P Ramon Martinez on the DL and called up P Mike Harkey from the Dukes. On Sunday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 3 0 8 14 1 10 Phoenix 0 0 0 4 0 4 0 0 1 9 9 2 5 HR: ABQ Paul Konerko (23) PHX Tim Florez (6) WP: Randy Phillips (2-4) LP: Pete Roach (0-1) TIME: 3:28 ATT: 2,856 Jeff Ball's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth scored Kevin Roberson with the game winning run as the Firebirds beat the Dukes and took a 1-0 lead in the 4 game series. Tim Florez had a grand slam in the game. David McCarty added 2 RBI and Wilson Delgado, Jacob Cruz, and Ball each had 1 RBI. For the Dukes Paul Konerko homered, his 23rd of the season, to tie for the PCL lead in homers. Konerko had 3 RBI on the night. Todd Hollandsworth went 3 for 5 with 4 RBI and a double in the game. Gary Rath started for the Dukes and went 5 innings, giving up 6 hits, 7 runs, 3 runs and 3 strikeouts. Doug Creek started for the Firebirds and gave up 9 hits, 5 runs, 3 walks and 6 strikeouts in 5 innings of work. Sunday June 22 The Dukes hit the road again, this time for 12 games in 12 days. The first stop is for 4 games in Phoenix to play the Firebirds (AAA Giants) at Scottsdale Stadium. On Saturday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Colorado Springs 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 5 11 1 11 Albuquerque 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 5 1 11 HR: CSP Angel Echevarria (10) WP: Nate Minchey (10-2) LP: Dennis Reyes (1-1) TIME: 3:06 ATT: 5,807 In the last game of the series with the Sky Sox, Angel Echevarria went 2 for 5 with 3 RBI and a homer as the Sky Sox beat the Dukes and avoided being swept in the 4 game series. Todd Hollandsworth's double scored Chad Fonville with the lone Dukes run. Nate Minchey started for the Sky Sox and got the win -- he went 6 2/3 innings, giving up 4 hits, 1 run, 6 walks and 4 strikeouts. Dennis Reyes started for the Dukes and went 6 1/3 innings, giving up 5 hits, 3 runs (none earned), 4 walks and 8 strikeouts. Saturday June 21 The Dukes and Sky Sox conclude their series at the Sports Stadium. It also marks the end of the homestand. On Friday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Colorado Springs 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 9 2 8 Albuquerque 3 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 x 8 12 0 3 HR: ABQ Eddie Williams (14) WP: Jesus Martinez (4-0) LP: Bobby Jones (5-3) TIME: 3:15 ATT: 5,930 Eddie Williams homered and drove in 3 as the Dukes beat the Sky Sox and took a 3-0 lead in the 4 game series. Paul Konerko made it into the lineup (he was hit in the hand/face by a pitch last night) and went 2 for 4 with 2 RBI. Todd Hollandsworth, Ron Maurer, and Henry Blanco each had 1 RBI. For the Sky Sox, Angel Echevarria, Todd Helton, Jayhawk Owens, and Jeff Barry each had 1 RBI. Jesus Martinez started for the Dukes and went 5 innings, giving up 8 hits, 4 runs, 3 walks and 5 strikeouts. Matt Herges pitched 2 innings, giving up a hit (a very good outing for him this season), and Dan Hubbs pitched the last 2 innings striking out 4. Bobby Jones, among his first few starts after his short MLB stint with the Rockies, went 4 2/3 innings, giving up 9 hits, 8 runs, 2 walks and a strikeout. Friday June 20 The Dukes and Sky Sox play game 3 of their series at the Sports Stadium. On Thursday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Colorado Springs 0 0 0 2 2 1 3 0 0 8 10 3 8 Albuquerque 3 0 0 0 2 1 4 1 x 11 14 1 7 HR: CSP Jayhawk Owens (7) Jeff Barry (1) ABQ Wayne Kirby (5) Paul Konerko (22) Oreste Marrero (3) WP: Jose Garcia (2-1) LP: Jeff McCurry (0-1) SV: Mike Harkey (8) TIME: 3:27 ATT: 4,457 Paul Konerko homered and drove in 2 as the Dukes beat the Sky Sox and took a 2-0 lead in the 4 game series. Konerko's 22nd homer of the season is just one short of the PCL homer leader, Todd Greene of Vancouver, who has 23 homers. How do you stop a person who is on a hot streak? Colorado Springs figured it out -- they hit Konerko with a pitch. Konerko was lucky in fact; had his hand not been in the right place he would have been hit in the face with the pitch from Sky Sox starter John Hope. Konerko had to leave the game with cuts scrapes, and bruises on his hand and face and he's day to day. Dukes manager Glenn Hoffman earned his first ejection of the season after a series of events. Eric Weaver pitched inside to a Sky Sox batter. The home plate umpire issued a warning and soon after that Hoffman was in a almost-gum-swapping face to face argument with that home plate umpire and was rapidly tossed from the game. Weaver was making his first start for the Dukes since being promoted from San Antonio. He went 5 2/3 innings, giving up 7 hits, 5 runs, 4 walks and 6 strikeouts. Dan Howitt was the offensive star for the Sky Sox, driving in 3 and going 3 for 5. Jeff Barry hit a pinch hit homer for the Sky Sox (a 2 run shot). Rene Gonzales and Jayhawk Owens each had 1 RBI (Owen's RBI coming on a solo homer). For the Dukes, Oreste Marerro and Ron Maurer each had 2 RBI and Adam Riggs, Wayne Kirby, Chip Hale and William Pennyfeather had 1 RBI each. Thursday June 19 The Dukes and Sky Sox continue their series. On Wednesday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Colorado Springs 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 6 15 0 9 Albuquerque 4 4 0 0 1 0 0 2 x 11 12 1 2 HR: CSP Rene Gonzales (1) ABQ Paul Konerko 2 (21) WP: Gary Rath (6-5) LP: Steve Bourgeois (6-4) TIME: 2:58 ATT: 4,478 In the first game of the second half of the PCL (and in the series with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox), Paul Konerko homered twice and drove in 6 as the Dukes beat the Sky Sox. Henry Blanco added 2 RBI and Wayne Kirby, Todd Hollandsworth, and Eddie Williams each had 1 RBI. For the Sky Sox, Rene Gonzales homered and had 1 RBI. Others with 1 RBI were Craig Counsell, Edgard Velazquez and Terry Jones. Steve Bourgeois was the Sky Sox starter. He went 6 innings, giving up 11 hits, 9 runs, 2 walks and 6 strikeouts. Gary Rath started for the Dukes and went 6 1/3 innings, giving up 11 hits, 4 runs, 1 walk and 3 strikeouts. Wednesday June 18 The Dukes and Colorado Springs Sky Sox open up a 4 game series at the Sports Stadium. The game also marks the first game of the PCL Second Half. Colorado Springs won the first half of the season in the PCL South (finishing 6 games ahead of the Phoenix Firebirds. The Dukes ended up 12.5 games back. In the PCL North, Vancouver Canadians won the first half race. On Tuesday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Tucson 0 1 0 2 0 1 2 0 5 11 16 0 7 Albuquerque 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 8 1 4 HR: ABQ Paul Konerko (19) WP: Ricky Bones (4-0) LP: David Pyc (6-6) TIME: 2:34 ATT: 3,655 Behind the pitching of former-major-leaguer Ricky Bones, the Toros beat the Dukes 11-3 to avoid being swept in the 4 game series. Bones went 6 2/3 innings, giving up 5 hits, 2 runs, 1 walk and 3 strikeouts. David Pyc started for the Dukes and went 5 innings, giving up 6 hits, 3 runs, 1 walk and 1 strikeout. Matt Herges came into the game and pitched the last 4 innings, giving up 10 hits, 8 runs (7 earned), 4 walks and 2 strikeouts -- 5 of those 8 runs given up coming in the top of the ninth. Things were so bad for Dukes pitching that outfielder William Pennyfeather was warming up and ready to come into the game but Herges was able to finish out the ninth just before the pitching change. Paul Konerko was 3 for 4 with a homer and 3 RBI for the Dukes, the bright spot for the Dukes offense. For the Toros, Travis Lee and Geoff Jenkins each had 3 RBI, while Brian Banks had 2 RBI and Frank Kellner and Ronnie Belliard each had 1 RBI. In Dukes news, P Darren Dreifort ended his rehab stint with the Dukes and was promoted to Los Angeles. Chad Fonville was demoted from the Dodgers and Tripp Cromer got the callup to the big club. Eric Anthony was designated for reassignment from the Dodgers and he probably will end up with Albuquerque. Pitcher Narciso Elvira was given his unconditional release from the Dukes and pitcher Petie Roach was promoted from AA San Antonio. Tuesday June 17 The Dukes and Toros conclude their series and the Dukes end the first half of the PCL Season and hope to do much better in the second half. On Monday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Tucson 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 6 7 1 9 Albuquerque 0 0 3 3 0 1 2 0 x 9 12 0 6 HR: TUC Travis Lee (2) Eddy Diaz (3) ABQ Eddie Williams (13) Henry Blanco (4) Paul Konerko (18) WP: Dennis Reyes (1-0) LP: Al Reyes (2-4) TIME: 2:46 ATT: 5,526 Dennis Reyes picked up his first PCL win in his first start after being promoted from AA San Antonio as the Dukes beat the Toros and took a 3-0 lead in the 4 game series. Reyes went 5 1/3 innings, giving up 3 hits, 4 runs, 6 walks and 1 strikeout, not a masterful performance but the Dukes potent offense managed to score enough runs to give him the victory. Eddie Williams homered and had 3 RBI, Paul Konerko homered and had 2 RBI and Henry Blanco homered and has 2 RBI. Wayne Kirby had the only other Duke RBI. Eddy Diaz and Travis Lee each homered and had 1 RBI for the Toros, while Brian Banks, Geoff Jenkins, Bobby Hughes, and Keith Johns each had 1 RBI. Todd Hollandsworth played in his first game since being demoted from the Dodgers. He singled in the first inning and was 2 for 4 with 2 runs scored in the game. Monday June 16 The Dukes and Toros play game 3 of their series. On Sunday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Tucson 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 3 0 8 8 1 6 Albuquerque 0 7 1 0 1 2 0 2 x 13 15 0 0 HR: TUC Jarvis Brown (2) Jack Voigt (5) ABQ Paul Konerko (17) Tripp Cromer 2 (5) WP: Dan Hubbs (5-4) LP: Mike Misuraca (5-5) TIME: 3:04 ATT: 5,192 Tripp Cromer had 2 homers and 5 RBI as the Dukes beat the Toros and took a 2-0 lead in their 4 game series. The Dukes currently have a 2 game winning streak. Cromer was just a single short of hitting for the cycle. Paul Konerko solo homered in the game and had 1 RBI. Wayne Kirby and Oreste Marrero each had 2 RBI and Adam Riggs, Eddie Williams and Henry Blanco added 1 RBI each. For the Toros, Jarvis Brown solo homered. Jack Voigt homered and had 4 RBI on the day. Brian Banks, Frank Kellner and Bobby Hughes each had an RBI. Mike Misuraca started for the Toros and lasted only 1 2/3 innings, giving up 7 hits, 7 runs (all earned), 4 walks and 2 strikeouts. Darren Dreifort, on a rehabiliatation assignment, started for the Dukes and was on a 30 pitch count limit as he is rehabilitating from tendinitis in his elbow. He went 2 2/3 innings, giving up 1 hit, 1 run, 1 walk and 1 strikeout. In Dukes news, Todd Hollandsworth will be making his first appearance for the Dukes on Monday night since being demoted from the Dodgers to work on his confidence and get his offensive prowlness back. Sunday June 15 The Dukes and Toros continue their series at the Sports Stadium. On Saturday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Tucson 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 6 2 6 Albuquerque 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 x 12 12 1 4 HR: ABQ Wayne Kirby 2 (4) WP: Jesus Martinez (3-0) LP: Jeff Ware (4-4) SV: David Pyc (1) TIME: 2:39 ATT: 10,050 Wayne Kirby provided enough offense to single-handedly beat the Toros as the Dukes won 12-3 in the start of a homestand and snapped a 5 game losing streak. The Dukes have a 1-0 lead in the 4 game series. Kirby had 2 homers and a triple and 5 RBI on the evening -- more than enough offense for the Dukes to beat the Toros. Jesus Martinez, younger brother of major leaguers Ramon and Pedro Martinez, started for the Dukes and went 5 innings, giving up 5 hits, 2 runs, 2 walks and 10 strikeouts as he got the win decision and kept his pitching record perfect. David Pyc, usually a starter, was brought in from the bullpen in this game to pitch the last 4 innings, giving up a hit, 1 run, 1 walk and 4 strikeouts as he earned his first save. It may be that the promotion of Dennis Reyes from AA San Antonio yesterday is why Pyc is in the bullpen -- Reyes will be starting Monday for the Dukes. Jeff Ware started for the Toros and went 6 innings, giving up 7 hits, 6 runs (5 earned), 2 walks and 4 strikeouts as he got the loss. Henry Blanco had 2 RBI for the Dukes and Adam Riggs and Paul Konerko each had an RBI for the Dukes. For the Toros, Brian Banks had a RBI and Eddy Diaz had 2 RBI. Saturday June 14 The Dukes return home and start a 8 game homestand. The first 4 games will be against the Tucson Toros. On Friday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 6 1 4 Phoenix 1 4 0 1 0 3 0 0 x 9 10 0 6 HR: PHX Dax Jones (1) Dante Powell (5) ABQ Adam Riggs (1) Paul Konerko (16) WP: Rene Arocha (4-1) LP: Gary Rath (5-5) TIME: 2:29 ATT: 5,873 Dax Jones and Dante Powell each homered and drove in 2 runs as the Firebirds beat the Dukes and swept the 4 game series at Scottsdale Stadium. The Dukes have now lost 5 straight games. Jacob Cruz added 2 RBI for the Firebirds and Jeff Ball, Dave McCarty, and Darryl Kennedy each had 1 RBI. For the Dukes, Adam Riggs homered and had 2 RBI and Paul Konerko solo-homered. Wayne Kirby had 2 RBI for the Dukes. Rene Arocha started for the Firebirds. He went 5 innings giving up 6 hits, 5 runs, 2 walks and 4 strikeouts in one of his first starts since being demoted from the San Francisco Giants. Gary Rath started for the Dukes and went 5 2/3 innings, giving up 9 hits, 9 runs (5 earned), 3 walks and 6 strikeouts. . . . In Dukes moves, pitchers Dennis Reyes and Eric Weaver were promoted from AA San Antonio and pitchers Pat Ahearne and Will Brunson were demoted to San Antonio. Friday June 13 The Dukes and Firebirds conclude their series in Scottsdale. On Thursday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 3 Phoenix 4 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 x 10 15 0 7 HR: PHX Wilson Delgado (5) Kevin Roberson (9) WP: Doug Creek (9-2) LP: Matt Herges (0-7) TIME: 2:17 ATT: 3,554 Doug Creek pitched a complete game, 5 hit shutout and Wilson Delgado and Kevin Roberson each homered and had 3 RBI apiece as the Firebirds won and took a 3-0 lead in the 4 game series. Desi Wilson and Jacob Cruz each added 2 RBI for the Firebirds. Dukes starter Matt Herges pitched 3 innings, giving up 10 hits, 9 runs, 1 walk and 2 strikeouts as he remained winless on the season. This by far had to be his worst outing of the season. In Dukes news, the Dodgers promoted OF Karim Garcia and demoted OF (and last year's N.L. Rookie of the Year) Todd Hollandsworth. Hollandsworth should be joining the team in Albuquerque on Saturday when the Dukes return home to begin a 8 game homestand. Thursday June 12 The Dukes and Firebirds play game 3 of their series. On Wednesday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 4 0 2 Phoenix 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 13 1 11 HR: PHX Desi Wilson (5) ABQ Karim Garcia (18) WP: Ricky Pickett (2-2) LP: Jose Garcia (1-1) TIME: 2:28 ATT: 2,267 Jacob Cruz's RBI double in the bottom of the ninth plated Desi Wilson with the game winning run as the Firebirds beat the Dukes and took a 2-0 lead in the four game series. Wilson had solo homered in the game and Wilson Delgado and Eddie Zosky also had a RBI each. For the Dukes, Paul Konerko had a sacrifice fly, Karim Garcia had a solo homer and Tripp Cromer also drove in a run. Jody Treadwell started for the Dukes and gave up 9 hits, 3 runs, 2 walks and 5 strikeouts in 5 innings of work. Osvaldo Fernandez started for the Firebirds and went 7 innings, giving up 4 hits, 3 runs (2 earned), 1 walk and struck out none. Wednesday June 11 The Dukes and Firebirds continue their series in Scottsdale. On Tuesday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 5 12 0 7 Phoenix 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 1 x 8 10 1 3 HR: PHX Jeff Ball (10) WP: Edwin Corps (4-3) LP: David Pyc (6-5) SV: John Johnstone (20) TIME: 2:50 ATT: 2,867 Dante Powell went 2 for 4 with 2 RBI, Jeff Ball had a 3 run homer and 3 RBI on the night, and Jacob Cruz had 2 RBI as the Firebirds rallied from a 5-0 defecit to beat the Dukes and win the first game of the 4 game series at Scottsdale Stadium. Darren Dreifort started for the Dukes as he began his rehabilitation assignment. Dreifort went 3 innings, giving up 1 hit, no runs, no walks and 2 strikeouts. David Pyc came into the game in the fourth inning and pitched 3 innings, giving up 3 hits, 6 runs, 1 walk and 6 strikeouts as he took the loss. Firebirds reliever Edwin Corps got the win and John Johnstone earned his PCL-leading 20th save. Tuesday June 10 The Dukes open up a 4 game series against the Phoenix Firebirds (AAA Giants) at Scottsdale Stadium. The Dukes had Monday off. Monday June 9 The Dukes have the day off. On Sunday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 3 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 8 11 0 5 Tucson 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 2 0 0 1 9 19 3 15 HR: ABQ Eddie Williams 2 (12) WP: Al Reyes (2-3) LP: Pat Ahearne (2-4) TIME: 3:34 ATT: 3,036 In the final game of the 4 game series with the Toros (AAA Brewers), Eddie Williams was 4 for 5 with 2 homers and 3 RBI in a losing cause as the Toros scored in the bottom of the 11th to beat the Dukes and take the 4 game series 3-1. It was Williams first game as a Duke since being demoted by the Dodgers. Jarvis Brown's one-out bases loaded single off former Manzano High pitcher Pat Ahearne was the game winning RBI. It was a fairly balanced attack by the Toros -- all but Kelly Stinnett and Ronnie Belliard had a RBI in the game. Geoff Jenkins and Brad Seitzer each had 2 RBI. Brown, Brian Banks, Jack Voigt, Eddy Diaz and Frank Kellner each had an RBI for the Toros. For the Dukes, Henry Blanco, Karim Garcia and Wayne Kirby each had an RBI in addition to Williams' 3 RBI. Kirk Dressendorfer started for the Dukes and went 5 innings, giving up 5 hits, 2 runs, 4 walks and 2 strikeouts. Jeff Ware started for the Toros and went 6 innings, giving up 9 hits, 8 runs (5 earned), 3 walks and 3 strikeouts. Sunday June 8 The Dukes and Toros conclude their series at Hi Corbett Field in Tucson. On Saturday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 5 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 10 12 1 6 Tucson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 7 1 9 HR: ABQ Rick Parker (6) WP: Gary Rath (5-4) LP: Norm Montoya (2-6) TIME: 2:36 ATT: 6,600 Rick Parker was 2 for 5 with 5 RBI and a homer and Gary Rath pitched 8 innings of 6 hit ball as the Dukes beat the Toros and snapped a 3 game losing streak. Tucson still has a 2-1 advantage in the series. Wayne Kirby was 3 for 5 and was just a homer short of hitting for the cycle. Karim Garcia had 3 RBI and Henry Blanco and Ron Maurer each had an RBI. For the Toros, Brad Seitzer and Jack Voigt each had an RBI. Toros starter Norm Montoya didn't even make it to the second inning. He pitched just the first inning, giving up 3 hits, 5 runs, 3 walks and a strikeout. Former Duke Greg Hansell took over and the Dukes greeted him with 2 runs in the second inning as the Dukes built a formidable 7-0 lead. Hansell then settled down and pitched scoreless third, fourth, and fifth innings while striking out 6 and giving up 4 hits in his 4 total innings pitched. Dukes starter Gary Rath went 8 innings, giving up 6 hits, 2 runs, 5 walks and 3 strikeouts. Dan Hubbs pitched the ninth giving up a hit. Saturday June 7 The Dukes and Toros play game 3 of their series in Tucson. On Friday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 5 2 5 Tucson 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 x 6 10 2 7 HR: TUC Bobby Hughes (2) WP: Jaime McAndrew (3-4) LP: Matt Herges (0-6) SV: Mike Misuraca (1) TIME: 2:41 ATT: 3,881 Bobby Hughes homered and had 2 RBI on the night and Brad Seitzer went 2 for 3 with 2 RBI as the Toros beat the Dukes 6-4 and took a 2-0 lead in the 4 game series. Geoff Jenkins and Jack Voigt added 1 RBI apiece for the Toros. For the Dukes, William Pennyfeather had 2 RBI and Rick Parker and Karim Garcia each had 1 RBI. Matt Herges started for the Dukes and went 6 2/3 innings, giving up 7 hits, 5 runs, 4 walks and 3 strikeouts. Former Duke Jaime McAndrew started for the Toros and went 7 innings, giving up 4 hits, 3 runs, 3 walks and 4 strikeouts. Mike Misuraca pitched a scoreless, hitless ninth as he earned his first save of the season. Friday June 6 The Dukes and Toros play game 2 at Hi Corbett Field in Tucson. On Thursday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 0 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 6 7 2 6 Tucson 3 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 x 8 10 4 8 HR: ABQ Wayne Kirby (2) WP: Jason Grimsley (3-5) LP: Jody Treadwell (5-1) SV: Sean Maloney (5) TIME: 3:07 ATT: 3,222 In game one of their current 8 game, 9 day roadtrip, the Dukes lost 8-6 to the Toros as Jody Treadwell picked up his first loss of the season. Geoff Jenkins and Kelly Stinnett each had 2 RBI for the Toros and Jack Voigt, Ronnie Belliard and Eddy Diaz each added 1 RBI. For the Dukes, Wayne Kirby had 2 RBI on the night (a solo homer and a sacrifice fly). Ron Maurer also had a sacrifice fly and Henry Blanco added an RBI. Two Dukes runs were unearned. Jody Treadwell pitched 5 1/3 innings, giving up 7 hits, 6 runs (5 earned), 3 walks and 5 strikeouts. Thursday June 5 The Dukes hit the road, beginning with 4 games in Tucson against the Toros. On Wednesday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Phoenix 4 4 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 12 14 0 11 Albuquerque 2 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 9 14 9 4 HR: PHX Tim Flores (4) ABQ Ron Maurer (4) Paul Konerko (15) WP: Edwin Corps (1-1) LP: David Pyc (6-4) TIME: 3:08 ATT: 4,045 The Dukes literally threw the game away on Wednesday afternoon, committing nine errors (Chad Fonville 2, Paul Konerko 2, Howard Battle 3, Ken Huckaby and Jesus Martinez 1 error each) as the Firebirds beat the Dukes 12-9. Tim Flores had a homer and 2 RBI for the Firebirds and David McCarty also had 2 RBI. For the Dukes, Ron Maurer went 2 for 5 with a homer and 3 RBI and Paul Konerko and Chad Fonville each had 2 RBI. William Pennyfeather and Karim Garcia had a RBI each. David Pyc, the Dukes starter, went only 1 2/3 innings, giving up 6 hits, 8 runs (4 earned), 3 walks and a strikeout. Jesus Martinez gave up 3 runs (2 earned) in his 2 1/3 inning stint after Pyc's. Pat Ahearne went 2 innings of relief giving up no runs, Jose Garcia gave up 1 run in 1 inning, and Will Brunson pitched the last 2 innings giving up no runs. Had the Dukes not committed 9 errors, they would have won 9-7. The 4 game series with the Firebirds ended with 2 games apiece won and the Dukes ended their homestand. Wednesday June 4 The Dukes and Firebirds play the last game of their series at the Sports Stadium and it also marks the end of the Dukes 12 game homestand. The game has a special 12 noon start as a businessman's special promotion. On Tuesday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Phoenix 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 8 0 3 Albuquerque 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 x 4 8 0 8 HR: PHX Tim Flores (3) WP: Dan Hubbs (4-4) LP: Randy Phillips (1-2) SV: Mike Harkey (7) TIME: 2:48 ATT: 3,104 Chip Hale's RBI single in the bottom of seventh broke a 3-3 tie and Dukes relievers Dan Hubbs, Will Brunson, Pat Ahearne, and Mike Harkey held that one run lead as the Dukes won and took a 2-1 lead in the 4 game series. Wayne Kirby added a sacrifice fly and Karim Garcia and Henry Blanco each had 1 RBI. Tim Flores solo homered for the Firebirds, and Wilson Delgado and Dax Jones each added an RBI (Jones' RBI on a pinch-hit sacrifice fly). Kirk Dressendorfer was activated from the DL and made his first start since being activated. He went 5 innings, giving up 4 hits, 1 run, no walks and 5 strikeouts. Tuesday June 3 The Dukes and Firebirds play game 3 of their series at the Sports Stadium. On Monday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Phoenix 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 9 0 6 Albuquerque 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 x 3 6 1 6 HR: ABQ Paul Konerko (14) Karim Garcia (17) WP: Gary Rath (4-4) LP: Dan Carlson (6-2) SV: Mike Harkey (6) TIME: 2:24 ATT: 2,348 Paul Konerko's homer with Chad Fonville on base gave the Dukes a 2-1 lead in the sixth. Karim Garcia then came up and solo homered and the Dukes were able to hold off the Firebirds the final three innings as they tied up their 4 game series at 1 win apiece. Gary Rath started for the Dukes and went 6 2/3 innings, giving up 8 hits, 2 runs, a walk and 7 strikeouts. Mike Harkey pitched the ninth inning, striking out all 3 batters as he earned his sixth save. Dan Carlson was the Firebirds starter and he went 6 innings, giving up 5 hits, 3 runs, 3 walks, and 3 strikeouts. Jacob Cruz and Eddie Zosky each had 1 RBI for the Firebirds. Monday June 2 The Dukes and Firebirds continue their series at the Sports Stadium. On Sunday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Phoenix 2 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 8 13 0 8 Albuquerque 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 5 11 2 6 HR: PHX Eddie Zosky (7) ABQ William Pennyfeather (10) WP: Doug Creek (4-2) LP: Matt Herges (0-5) SV: John Johnstone (18) TIME: 2:54 ATT: 6,184 On the last day of Sunwest Bank Weekend, Eddie Zosky homered and Jacob Cruz went 4 for 5 with 3 RBI and 2 runs scored as the Firebirds beat the Dukes in the first game of the 4 game series. Desi Wilson added 2 RBI and Tim Florez had a RBI in the game for the Firebirds. For the Dukes, William Pennyfeather homered again (sixth homer this homestand) and had 4 total RBI on the night. Henry Blanco had the only other Duke RBI on the evening. Doug Creek, the Firebirds starter, went 6 1/3 innings, giving up 8 hits, 5 runs, 4 walks and 2 strikeouts. Matt Herges started for the Dukes and went 2 2/3 innings, giving up 6 hits, 4 runs, no walks and 2 strikeouts. John Johnstone pitched 1 inning, giving up 1 hit and 1 walk and 2 strikeouts as he earned his PCL-leading 18th save for the Firebirds. Sunday June 1 The Dukes and Phoenix Firebirds open up a 4 game series at the Sports Stadium. On Saturday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Tacoma 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 7 0 5 Albuquerque 2 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 x 7 11 2 7 WP: Jody Treadwell (5-0) LP: Tim Harikkala (3-4) TIME: 2:25 ATT: 10,329 On the second day of Sunwest Bank Weekend, the Dukes used a five run sixth inning and Jody Treadwell pitched 8 innings of 7 hit ball as the Dukes won and took 3 games out of the 4 game series against the Rainiers. Wayne Kirby went 4 for 6 with a RBI and was just a homer short of hitting for the cycle. William Pennyfeather, Paul Konerko, Oreste Marrero, Howard Battle, and Ken Huckaby each had 1 RBI for the Dukes in addition to Kirby. Saturday May 31 The Dukes and Rainiers conclude their series at the Sports Stadium. On Friday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Tacoma 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 7 0 3 Albuqurque 0 0 3 5 0 0 0 0 x 8 9 1 8 HR: TAC Andy Sheets (5) Jason Varitek (5) ABQ Wayne Kirby (1) Howard Battle (2) Paul Konerko (13) Ron Maurer (3) WP: David Pyc (6-3) LP: Makato Suzuki (2-3) TIME: 2:35 ATT: 9,052 On the first night of Sunwest Bank weekend (bank customers got free general admission tickets), the Dukes used the long ball to beat Tacoma 8-4 and take a 2-1 advantage in the 4 game series. With the score 3-0 in the bottom of the third, Ron Maurer's 3 run homer tied the game. Tacoma's Jason Varitek solo homered in the top of the 4th to give Tacoma a 4-3 lead, but the Dukes tied the game in the bottom of the fourth inning when Howard Battle solo homered. Later in the inning, Wayne Kirby hit a two run shot (his first homer in a Dukes suit, this being his third stint with the Dukes). Paul Konerko's solo homer later in the same fourth inning gave the Dukes a 7-4 lead and then Karim Garcia tripled and scored on Ron Maurer's single to make it 8-4 after 4 innings of play. Both teams went scoreless from the fifth inning to the end of the game. Makato Suzuki started for the Rainiers and went 3 1/3 innings, giving up 5 hits, 6 runs, 5 walks and 1 strikeout. He also gave up 3 of the 4 Dukes homers in the game (only Konerko's shot wasn't off of Suzuki). David Pyc started for the Dukes and went 7 innings, giving up 7 hits, 4 runs, 2 walks and 5 strikeouts. Friday May 30 The Dukes and Rainiers continue their series at the Sports Stadium. On Thursday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Tacoma 0 0 2 4 0 3 0 2 4 15 21 2 10 Albuquerque 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 4 10 1 5 HR: TAC Alan Zinter 2 (12) ABQ William Pennyfeather (9) WP: Paul Menhart (4-5) LP: Pat Ahearne (2-3) TIME: 3:00 ATT: 3,306 Paul Zinter homered twice and had 5 RBI and the Tacoma Rainiers used a 21 hit attack to trounce the Dukes 15-4 and even the 4 game series at 1 win apiece. Former Manzano High School pitcher Pat Ahearne went 3 1/3 innings, giving up 8 hits, 6 runs (4 earned), 2 walks and 2 strikeouts. Meanwhile, Paul Menhart, the Rainiers starter, went 7 innings, giving up 9 hits, 4 runs, 1 walk and 5 strikeouts. William Pennyfeather homered (his fifth homer in six games) in a losing cause for the Dukes. Thursday May 29 The Dukes and Rainiers play game 2 of their series. On Wednesday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Tacoma 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 7 10 2 6 Albuquerque 0 0 0 3 3 2 0 0 x 8 12 2 5 HR: TAC Andy Sheets (4) ABQ Oreste Marrero (2) WP: Jose Garcia (1-0) LP: Ravelo Manzanillo (2-1) SV: Mike Harkey (5) TIME: 2:58 ATT: 2,530 William Pennyfeather's double in the sixth inning scored Rick Parker with the go-ahead run and Dukes relievers' Jose Garcia, Will Brunson, and Mike Harkey kept the Rainiers scoreless the rest of the game as the Dukes won and extended their winning streak to 5 games, the longest of the season. Gary Rath started for the Dukes and went 5 innings, giving up 7 hits, 7 runs, 2 walks and 1 strikeout. Other Dukes with RBIs in the game were Oreste Marrero with 2 RBI, Wayne Kirby, Chip Hale, Ron Maurer and Rick Parker each with 1 RBI. Wednesday May 28 The Dukes and Tacoma Rainiers begin a 4 game series at the Sports Stadium. On Tuesday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Edmonton 0 0 0 6 0 2 0 0 0 8 14 0 7 Albuquerque 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 2 9 11 1 3 HR: ABQ William Pennyfeather 2 (8) Paul Konerko 2 (12) WP: Jesus Martinez (2-1) LP: Mark Acre (0-3) TIME: 2:36 ATT: 1,713 William Pennyfeather and Paul Konerko each had a pair of homers as the Dukes rallied to beat the Trappers 9-8 and sweep the 4 game series. Pennyfeather's two run homer in the bottom of the ninth is what the Dukes needed for the victory. Andrew Lorraine was the Trappers starter and was very uncharacteristic -- going 5 2/3 innings but giving up 8 hits, 6 runs, 3 walks and 4 strikeouts. Matt Herges started for the Dukes and had yet another bad outing -- going 3 innings, giving up 6 hits, 5 runs, 2 walks and 3 strikeouts. The pitching decisions mirrored the first game of the series against the Trappers -- Jesus Martinez got the win and Mark Acre took the loss. Pennyfeather had 3 RBI on the day while Konerko had 4 RBI. Henry Blanco and Ken Huckaby had the other 2 Dukes RBI on the evening. For Edmonton, it was a balanced RBI attack -- only Jason McDonald and Izzy Molina were RBI-less in the game. Jason Wood had 2 RBI and those with 1 RBI each were Mark Bellhorn, Angel Batista, Ernie Young, Brian Lesher, Webster Garrison, and Jose Herrera. Tuesday May 27 The Dukes and Trappers end their 4 game series at the Sports Stadium. On Monday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Edmonton 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 5 11 2 12 Albuquerque 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 x 6 8 4 9 HR: EDM Ernie Young (2) ABQ Chip Hale (1) Karim Garcia (16) WP: Will Brunson (1-1) LP: Tim Kubinski (1-1) SV: Mike Harkey (4) TIME: 3:07 ATT: 3,693 Karim Garcia homered and had 3 RBI as the Dukes beat the Trappers and took a 3-0 lead in the 4 game series with a chance to sweep the series on Tuesday night. Chip Hale solo homered and Howard Battle had 2 RBI to account for the other Dukes runs on the afternoon. For the Trappers, Ernie Young homered and had 2 RBI and Mike Neill also had 2 RBI. Jody Treadwell started for the Dukes but didn't factor into the decision -- he went 4 innings, giving up 7 hits, 5 runs (4 earned), 4 walks and 5 strikeouts. Will Brunson pitched the last two outs of the eighth inning and was the pitcher of record when Garcia's 2 run homer gave the Dukes the lead in the bottom of the eighth. Mike Harkey picked up his fourth save. Monday May 26 The Dukes and Trappers play game 3 of their 4 game series at the Sports Stadium. On Sunday: The Dukes and Trappers enjoyed a slugfest doublheader. Both teams in both games combined for 54 hits and 51 runs over the 14 innings of action. Game 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Edmonton 4 0 0 4 2 0 0 10 10 3 6 Albuquerque 5 1 0 1 0 7 x 14 12 0 5 HR: EDM Jason Wood (6) ABQ Paul Konerko (10) Karim Garcia (15) Henry Blanco (3) WP: Jesus Martinez (1-0) LP: Mark Acre (0-2) TIME: 2:34 Henry Blanco's grand slam, part of the 7 run sixth inning, was the four runs the Dukes needed to break a 10-10 tie and win the first game of the doubleheader 14-10. Karim Garcia went 1-3 with 3 RBI and a homer and Paul Konerko went 4 for 4 with 3 RBI, 2 runs scored and also homered in the game. Chip Hale had 2 RBI and Ken Huckaby and William Pennyfeather each added 1 RBI for the Dukes. For the Trappers, Jason Wood homered and had 2 RBI in the game. Jose Herrera had 2 RBI and Jason McDonald, Ernie Young and Izzy Molina each had 1 RBI. Dukes starter Pat Ahearne went 3 innings, giving up 6 hits, 8 runs (5 earned), 3 walks and 3 strikeouts. Trappers starter Bobby Chouinard went 1 1/3 innings, giving up 7 hits, 6 runs, 2 walks and 2 strikeouts. Mark Acre was the Trappers losing pitcher, not even going an inning (just 5 batters), giving up 3 hits, 5 runs (4 of those on Blanco's grand slam) and walking 2. Game 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Edmonton 0 0 0 3 2 0 4 9 15 0 7 Albuquerque 6 2 0 6 1 3 x 18 17 0 2 HR: EDM Creighton Gubanich (6) Jose Herrera (2) ABQ Rick Parker (5) William Pennyfeather 2 (6) WP: David Pyc (5-3) LP: Chris Nichting (1-5) TIME: 2:12 ATT: 4,899 In game two, Rick Parker hit for the cycle (the first Dukes player to do it since Mike Marshall did it in 1981), William Pennyfeather homered twice, and the Dukes scored 6 runnings in an inning twice as they outslugged the Trappers 18-9 and swept the doubleheader. Parker and Pennyfeather combined for 5 of the Dukes 18 runs. Ron Maurer added 3 RBI, Oreste Marrero, Paul Konerko, and Chip Hale added 2 RBI and Karim Garcia had 1 RBI in the game. 3 RBI were unaccounted for in the box score. For the Trappers, Jose Herrera homered and had 4 RBI in the game. Creighton Gubanich also homered and had 3 RBI in the game and Brian Lesher had the other 2 Trapper RBI. Former Duke Chris Nichting was the Trapper starter and he was rocked -- in 3 1/3 innings, he gave up 13 hits, 12 runs, 2 walks and 2 strikeouts. For the Dukes, David Pyc started. He went 6 innings, giving up 11 hits, 5 runs, 2 walks and 4 strikeouts. Sunday May 25 The Dukes and Trappers play a doubleheader today as the Dukes and Trappers were rained out on Saturday in the first game of a 4 game series at the Sports Stadium. Saturday May 24 The Dukes return home for a 12 game homestand. The first four games are against the Edmonton Trappers. On Friday: Game 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 5 1 4 Colorado Springs 0 6 1 1 0 0 x 8 11 1 7 HR: CSP Neifi Perez (4) WP: John Hope (3-1) LP: Matt Herges (0-4) TIME: 2:18 Neifi Perez's grand slam homer highlighted a 6 run second inning as the Sky Sox defeated the Dukes in game 1 of the doubleheader. Matt Herges was the Dukes starter and he went 1 1/3 innings, giving up 4 hits, 6 runs (5 earned), 2 walks and a strikeout. John Hope started for the Sky Sox and went 6 innings, giving up 5 hits, 4 runs, 4 walks and 2 strikeouts. Karim Garcia was 1 for 3 with 2 RBI for the Dukes, while Ron Maurer added a sacrifice fly and Chip Hale added a single RBI. Craig Counsell was 2 for 3 with 3 RBI for the Sky Sox and Tom Quinlan had the other Sky Sox RBI. Game 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 6 0 5 Colorado Springs 5 0 0 0 4 0 x 9 13 0 9 HR: CSP Tom Quinlan (10) WP: Steve Bourgeois (4-1) LP: Gary Rath (3-4) TIME: 2:18 ATT: 3,183 Tom Quinlan went 2 for 4 with 3 RBI as the Sky Sox took game 2 and swept the Dukes. Sky Sox starter Steve Bourgeois was 1 for 4 with 2 RBI in the game to help his cause. Neifi Perez, Mark Strittmatter, and Todd Helton each had an RBI for the Sky Sox. Chip Hale and Vernon Spearman each had 1 RBI for the Dukes. Gary Rath started for the Dukes and went 4 innings, giving up 7 hits, 5 runs, 3 walks and 4 strikeouts. Bourgeois went 6 innings, giving up 4 hits, 1 run, 2 walks, and 4 strikeouts as he earned the victory. Friday May 23 The Dukes and Sky Sox conclude their series in Colorado Springs by playing a doubleheader. This is also the last games of the Dukes roadtrip. On Thursday, the Dukes and Sky Sox were rained out. Thursday May 22 The Dukes and Sky Sox continue their series in Colorado Springs. On Wednesday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 8 2 4 Colorado Springs 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 6 WP: Jody Treadwell (4-0) LP: Mike Farmer (2-2) SV: Mike Harkey (3) TIME: 2:38 ATT: 3,301 Chad Fonville's 2-RBI double in the fifth inning was all the runs the Dukes got, but Jody Treadwell, Dan Hubbs, Jesus Martinez, Mike Anderson, and Mike Harkey were able to make those runs enough to give the Dukes the victory and tie the 4 game series at 1 game apiece. Tom Quinlan had the lone RBI for the Sky Sox. Treadwell pitched 6 innings, giving up 2 hits, 1 run, 3 walks and 7 strikeouts. Sky Sox starter Mike Farmer went 6 innings, giving up 8 hits, 2 runs, 1 walk and 3 strikeouts. Wednesday May 21 The Dukes and Sky Sox play game 2 of their series in Colorado Springs. On Tuesday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 7 1 9 Colorado Springs 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 x 3 10 0 11 WP: Nate Minchey (5-2) LP: David Pyc (4-3) SV: Curtis Leskanic (2) TIME: 2:39 ATT: 2,197 Colorado Springs pitchers Nate Minchey and Curtis Leskanic held off a ninth inning Dukes rally and beat the Dukes 3-2 in the first game of the 4 game series. Chad Fonville and Ron Maurer each had an RBI for the Dukes. David Pyc, the Dukes starter, went 6 innings, giving up 8 hits, 3 runs (2 earned), 3 walks and 5 strikeouts. Minchey went 8 1/3 innings, giving up 6 hits, 2 runs (all earned), 3 walks and 4 strikeouts. Craig Counsell and Tom Quinlan each had an RBI for the Sky Sox. In Dukes moves, Roger Cedeno was called up by the Dodgers and made his first appearance in Wednesdays' Dodgers/Padres game in San Diego. Outfielder Wayne Kirby was assigned to the Dukes from the Dodgers, but it is expected he will refuse the assignment and thus become a free agent. Tuesday May 20 The Dukes move on to Colorado Springs to begin a 4 game series at Sky Sox Stadium. On Monday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 5 6 1 5 Las Vegas 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 11 0 7 WP: Pat Ahearne (2-2) LP: Kerry Taylor (0-2) SV: Mike Harkey (2) TIME: 2:49 ATT: 5,327 Paul Konerko went 2 for 4 with 3 RBI and William Pennyfeather added 2 RBI of his own as the Dukes defeated the Stars 5-2 and took 3 out of 4 games at Cashman Field. Pat Ahearne went 7 innings, giving up 7 hits, 2 runs (both earned) 1 walk and 5 strikeouts as he picked up the victory. Kerry Taylor, the Stars starter, went 6 innings, giving up 3 hits, 3 runs, 4 walks and 3 strikeouts. Monday May 19 The Dukes and Stars end their series in Las Vegas. On Sunday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 1 0 5 2 0 0 3 0 0 11 14 3 4 Las Vegas 2 0 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 7 14 2 10 HR: LVG Eric Helfand (2) ABQ Karim Garcia (14) WP: Gary Rath (3-3) LP: Heath Murray (1-4) SV: Mike Anderson (1) TIME: 2:52 ATT: 3,766 Karim Garcia went 2 for 5 with 6 RBI and a homer and Paul Konerko went 4 for 5 with 4 RBI as the Dukes beat the Stars and took a 2-1 advantage in the 4 game series. The only other Duke run was unearned. Every Duke starter had at least one hit except for Howard Battle. Gary Rath went 6 innings, giving up 12 hits, 6 runs (4 earned), no walks and 3 strikeouts. Mike Anderson made his Dukes debut and pitched the final 3 innings, giving up a run and 2 hits and striking out 4 in earning his first save. Sunday May 18 The Dukes and Stars play game 3 of their series in Las Vegas. On Saturday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 8 0 6 Las Vegas 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 5 12 0 10 HR: ABQ Ron Maurer (2) Henry Blanco (2) WP: Todd Schmitt (4-0) LP: Ryan Henderson (1-3) TIME: 3:39 ATT: 9,534 Doug Dascenzo's single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th inning gave the Stars the victory and tied the 4 game series at 1-1. Ryan Henderson was the Dukes reliever who gave up Dascenzo's single and took the loss. Ron Maurer and Henry Blanco each had solo homers in the game for the Dukes. Chip Hale and William Pennyfeather each had 1 RBI in the game. Saturday May 17 The Dukes and Stars continue their series at Cashman Field in Las Vegas. On Friday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 0 0 2 2 0 0 3 1 0 8 11 0 8 Las Vegas 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 2 8 HR: ABQ Jody Treadwell (1) Karim Garcia (13) WP: Jody Treadwell (3-0) LP: Jim Bruske (3-2) TIME: 2:49 ATT: 6,158 Dukes starter Jody Treadwell pitched 7 innings of 4 hit, 1 run, 10 strikeout ball and helped out his own cause with a two run homer as the Dukes defeated the Stars and took a 1-0 lead in the 4 game series. Karim Garcia also homered in the game (going 2 for 5 with 3 RBI). Chip Hale had the only other Duke RBI in the game (and 2 runs were unearned). Former-Duke Jim Bruske took the loss -- he pitched 5 innings, giving up 8 hits, 4 runs (2 earned), 1 walk and 5 strikeouts. Friday May 16 The Dukes hit the road -- an 8 game roadtrip starting with 4 in Las Vegas, Nevada against the Las Vegas Stars. On Thursday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Colorado Springs 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 3 7 11 2 9 Albuquerque 3 0 0 4 2 4 1 0 x 14 20 2 7 HR: CSP Todd Helton (8) Harvey Pulliam (9) ABQ Karim Garcia (12) William Pennyfeather (4) WP: David Pyc (4-2) LP: Nate Minchey (4-2) TIME: 3:05 ATT: 2,671 Albuquerque exploded for 14 runs and 20 hits as they beat the Sky Sox and ended up tying the Sky Sox with 2 wins apiece in the 4 game series. Offensive stars for the Dukes were Paul Konerko (4 for 2, 2 RBI, 2 runs scored) and Chip Hale (4 for 5, 1 RBI, 2 runs scored). Karim Garcia homered in the game (3 for 4, 2 RBI, 3 runs scored). William Pennyfeather also homered and was 1 for 4 with 3 RBI. Ken Huckaby went 2 for 4 with 3 RBI, and Chad Fonville and Roger Cedeno each had 1 RBI. For the Sky Sox, Harvey Pulliam homered and went 2 for 5 with 3 RBI and Todd Helton also homered and was 2 for 5 with 2 RBI. Dukes starter David Pyc went 6 1/3 innings, giving up 8 hits, 4 runs, 4 walks and 2 strikeouts. Jesus Martinez made his second appearance in a Dukes suit and went 2 1/3 innings giving up 3 hits, 3 runs (2 earned), 2 walks and struck out 2. He just came off the DL earlier this week after recouperating from knee surgery that had him on the DL to start the season. Sky Sox starter Nate Minchey went 3 2/3 innings, giving up 10 hits, 7 runs, no walks and 2 strikeouts. Thursday May 15 The Dukes and Sky Sox finish their series at the Sports Stadium. It is also the last game of the current homestand. On Wednesday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Colorado Springs 0 0 0 2 3 1 0 2 0 8 12 0 8 Albuquerque 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 9 1 8 HR: CSP Todd Helton (7) Harvey Pulliam (8) ABQ Roger Cedeno (2) WP: Bryan Rekar (4-2) LP: Pat Ahearne (1-2) TIME: 2:55 ATT: 2,602 The Sky Sox battered former Manzano High School pitcher Pat Ahearne on their way to taking a 2-1 advantage in the 4 game series at the Sports Stadium. Ahearne went 5 innings, giving up 10 hits, 6 runs (all earned), no walks and 4 strikeouts. Bryan Rekar started for the Sky Sox and went 8 innings, giving up 9 hits, 1 run, no walks and 7 strikeouts. Roger Cedeno's solo homer was the lone Dukes run. Meanwhile, Todd Helton homered (2 for 4, 3 RBI in the game) and Harvey Pulliam homered for his 2 RBI's in the game. In Dukes notes, Tripp Cromer will miss the next few games with a twisted back injury. Ron Maurer and Chad Fonville will play at short until Cromer returns to the lineup. Wednesday May 14 The Dukes and Sky Sox continue their series at the Sports Stadium. On Tuesday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Colorado Springs 1 0 0 2 0 1 2 3 0 9 13 1 11 Albuquerque 1 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 1 7 10 0 10 HR: CSP Tom Quinlan (7) Edgard Velazquez (4) ABQ Roger Cedeno (1) William Pennyfeather (3) WP: Robbie Beckett (1-1) LP: Will Brunson (0-1) SV: Tom Kramer (3) TIME: 3:41 ATT: 2,680 Tom Quinlan homered and went 2 for 5 with 5 RBI and Edgard Velazquez also homered as the Dukes blew a 3 run lead going into the late innings as the Sky Sox won and evened the 4 game series at 1-1. In the eighth, it was Quinlan's double to the left-center field fence that scored three and Sky Sox reliever Joe Kramer was able to fend off the Dukes (allowing just a William Pennyfeather solo homer in the ninth inning. Roger Cedeno went 2 for 4 with 3 RBI. Paul Konerko, Pennyfeather, Rick Parker, and Gary Rath each had 1 RBI. Rath started for the Dukes - he went 5 1/3 innings, giving up 7 hits, 4 runs (all earned), 2 walks and 6 strikeouts. Steve Bourgeois was the Sky Sox starter and he went 4 2/3 innings, giving up 7 hits, 6 runs (5 earned), walking 5 and striking out 1. In Dukes notes, Antonio Osuna was called up to the Dodgers when Darren Dreifort was placed on the major league DL. Jesus Martinez, brother to Ramon and Pedro Martinez, was activated from the Dukes DL and pitched the ninth inning, giving up 1 hit and striking out 2 in his Dukes debut. Tuesday May 13 The Dukes and Sky Sox play game 2 of their series. On Monday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Colorado Springs 1 0 0 2 2 0 3 0 0 8 12 1 7 Albuquerque 0 4 3 0 1 0 1 1 x 10 14 1 6 HR: CSP Edgard Velazquez (3) Neifi Perez (3) ABQ Paul Konerko 3 (9) Rick Parker (4) William Pennyfeather (2) WP: Mike Harkey (2-1) LP: Mike Farmer (1-1) SV: Antonio Osuna (6) TIME: 2:49 ATT: 4,825 In the opener of the series with Colorado Springs at the Sports Stadium, Paul Konerko had another great game in a Dukes suit as he went 3 for 4 with 3 homers (solo shots) as the Dukes held off the Sky Sox. Albuquerque had a 7-1 lead after 3 innings and then the Sky Sox went to work, scoring 4 times in the 4th and 5th innings. After 6 innings, it was a 8-5 Dukes lead. Neifi Perez's 3-run homer tied the game at 8 but the Dukes scored in the 7th inning on one of Konerko's homers and an insurance run was added in the eighth on William Pennyfeather's solo homer. Mike Harkey was great in the seventh and eight innings, only walking 1 and striking out 3 while giving up no hits and more importantly no runs. Antonio Osuna came into the game in the ninth, giving up 1 hit, no runs, 1 walk and 1 strikeout as he earned save number 6. Monday May 12 The Dukes open a 4 game series against the Colorado Springs Sky Sox at the Albuquerque Sports Stadium. On Sunday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Las Vegas 1 0 0 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 2 11 17 3 14 Albuquerque 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 5 0 0 0 9 12 2 12 HR: LVG Doug Dascenzo (4) Jim Tatum (4) ABQ Rick Parker (3) William Pennyfeather (1) Henry Blanco (1) WP: Brian Drahman (2-0) LP: Dan Hubbs (3-4) SV: Terry Burrows (1) TIME: 4:28 ATT: 4,731 Doug Dascenzo's homer in the twelfth inning was the eventual game winning RBI as the Stars beat the Dukes 11-9 and won at least one game of the 4 game series that was completed with Sunday's 12 inning thriller. The Dukes were down 9-1 in the seventh when William Pennyfeather had a two run homer. In the eighth, Paul Konerko's RBI single made it 9-4. In the ninth, Rick Parker and Henry Blanco each had solo homers to make it a 9-6 ballgame. With the bases loaded, Konerko's single to center cleared the bases (Chad Fonville running all the way home from first base as Dascenzo fielded the ball and threw it towards home plate where catcher Eric Helfand couldn't field the throw). The game was tied and then Dascenzo redeemed himself in the 12th with the homer. Sunday May 11 The Dukes and Stars finish their 4 game series at the Sports Stadium. On Saturday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Las Vegas 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 10 0 7 Albuquerque 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 x 6 8 0 7 HR: ABQ Paul Konerko (6) Rick Parker (2) WP: David Pyc (3-2) LP: Pete Smith (3-2) TIME: 2:43 ATT: 4,967 Paul Konerko probably had what was his career best game (definitely his best game in a Dukes suit) as he went 2 for 4 with 5 RBI and a run scored as the Dukes defeated the Stars for the third consecutive night. Konerko's homer in the first inning with Roger Cedeno on base gave the Dukes a quick 2-0 lead. Rick Parker had a solo homer in the second to increase the lead to 3-0. The Stars scored in the third and fourth innings to make it 3-2. Konerko stepped up to the plate with the bases loaded in the seventh and doubled to clear the bases and make it the final score of 6-2. David Pyc was the Dukes starter and he went 6 innings, giving up 7 hits, 2 runs, no walks and 6 strikeouts. Pete Smith was the Stars starter and he went 6 innings giving up 7 hits, 3 runs, 1 walk, and 2 strikeouts. Saturday May 10 The Dukes and Stars play game 3 of their series. On Friday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Las Vegas 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 7 1 3 Albuquerque 0 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 x 6 12 0 11 HR: LVG Stoney Briggs (4) Jim Tatum (3) WP: Pat Ahearne (1-1) LP: Kerry Taylor (0-1) SV: Antonio Osuna (5) TIME: 2:19 ATT: 3,673 Albuquerque used a 4 run second inning to open up a decent lead and never looked back as they defeated the Stars 6-3 and took a 2-0 advantage in the 4 game series. Ken Huckaby went 2 for 4 with 2 RBI on the night; Rick Parker went 3 for 5 with 1 RBI in the game. Dukes starter Pat Ahearne had a RBI on a sacrifice bunt and Tripp Cromer and Paul Konerko each had 1 RBI in the game. For the Stars, Stoney Briggs and Jim Tatum solo-homered and Wally Joyner (on a Padres rehabilitation assignment) had a RBI on the night. Ahearne, a former Manzano High School baseball star, pitched 8 innings for the Dukes -- giving up 7 hits, 3 runs, and no walks and 7 strikeouts. Antonio Osuna pitched the ninth inning striking out 2. Kerry Taylor, the Stars starter, went 5 innings, giving up 10 hits, 5 runs, 4 walks and 6 strikeouts. Friday May 9 The Dukes and Stars continue their series at the Sports Stadium. On Thursday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Las Vegas 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 11 1 8 Albuquerque 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 8 0 8 WP: Mike Harkey (1-1) LP: Marshall Boze (0-5) TIME: 2:42 ATT: 2,440 In a game televised in Las Vegas, Nevada, Mike Harkey helped himself get the win on Thursday. In the bottom of the ninth in a tied game at 2, Harkey reached first on third baseman Chad Tredaway's error and scored the game winning run on Roger Cedeno's triple down the left field line as the Dukes took the first game of the 4 game set. Thursday May 8 The Dukes return home to the Sports Stadium to open up a 8 game homestand. The first four are against the Las Vegas Stars. On Wednesday, the Dukes and the rest of the PCL had the day off. In Dukes notes, the Dodgers placed OF Brett Butler on the DL and promoted OF Eric Anthony from Albuquerque. Wednesday May 7 The Dukes have the day off. On Tuesday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 8 0 10 Edmonton 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 3 7 1 8 WP: Mike Oquist (5-1) LP: Matt Herges (0-3) SV: Dane Johnson (4) TIME: 2:33 ATT: 2,287 Willie Morales drove in 2 with a double and Jason Wood added an RBI for the Trappers. Paul Konerko had the lone RBI for the Dukes. Matt Herges was the starter for the Dukes and gave up all 3 runs. Herges went 5 2/3 innings, giving up 5 hits, 3 runs, 3 walks and 4 strikeouts. Mike Oquist started for the Trappers and went 5 innings, giving up the lone Dukes run, 7 hits, 2 walks, and 2 strikeouts. Dane Johnson pitched the ninth inning, giving up a hit and striking out 1 as he earned the save. Tuesday May 6 The Dukes end their 12 game roadtrip and also the 4 game series against the Edmonton Trappers in Edmonton. On Monday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 0 2 1 3 0 0 2 0 1 9 13 1 10 Edmonton 1 2 2 2 3 1 1 0 x 12 17 3 9 HR: ABQ Paul Konerko (5) WP: Steve Wojciechowski (2-2) LP: Ryan Henderson (1-2) TIME: 3:15 ATT: 2,903 Edmonton took a 2 games to 1 lead in the 4 game series against the Dukes, scoring in every inning but the eighth. Willie Morales and Mark Bellhorn each had 3 RBI for the Trappers, while Jason McDonald and Brian Lesher each had 2 RBI. Paul Konerko homered for the second night in a row for the Dukes in a losing cause. In Dukes notes, the Dodgers have purchased the contract of Eddie Williams and optioned infielder Chip Hale to the Dukes. Monday May 5 The Dukes and Trappers play game 3 in Edmonton. On Sunday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 11 2 1 Edmonton 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 5 x 9 14 0 1 HR: ABQ Paul Konerko (4) EDM Mark Bellhorn (7) Patrick Lennon (6) WP: Steve Montgomery (1-1) LP: Mike Harkey (0-1) TIME: 2:45 ATT: 4,062 The Trappers used a big 5 run eighth inning to break wide open a tied game at 4 and won 9-4 and tied the 4 game series at 1 game apiece. Mike Harkey happened to pitch the eighth inning for the Dukes -- he went 2/3 inning, giving up 3 hits, 4 runs (all earned), 1 walk and no strikeouts. Eddie Williams had 2 RBI for the Dukes and Paul Konerko and Ken Huckaby each had 1-RBI for the Dukes. Mark Bellhorn had 3 RBI for the Trappers on the evening. William Morales had 2 RBI and Brian Lesher, Patrick Lennon, Jason McDonald, and Scott Sheldon each had 1 RBI. In Dukes notes, reliever Jose Garcia was activated from the DL and pitched in the game (going the rest of the eighth inning, giving up 2 hits, 1 run, no walks and 1 strikeout). Sunday May 4 The Dukes and Trappers continue their series in Edmonton. On Saturday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 5 10 1 7 Edmonton 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 9 0 9 HR: ABQ Karim Garcia (11) EDM Scott Sheldon (6) WP: David Pyc (2-2) LP: Brad Rigby (1-3) SV: Antonio Osuna (4) TIME: 2:45 ATT: 3,129 Karim Garcia homered and David Pyc pitched 5 innings of strong middle relief as the Dukes took the first game of the 4 game series in Edmonton against the Trappers. Kirk Dressendorfer started for the Dukes and went 3 innings, giving up 5 hits, 1 run, 1 walk and no strikeouts. Pyc went 5 innings, giving up 4 hits, 1 run, no walks and 5 strikeouts. Osuna pitched the ninth (1 strikeout, goose-eggs for the H, R, ER, BB columns) to get his 4th save. Saturday May 3 The Dukes continue their road trip, moving on to Edmonton for 4 games against the Trappers. On Friday: Game 1 (completion of a suspended game from Wednesday) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 6 10 1 8 Calgary 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 5 6 2 8 HR: ABQ Karim Garcia 2 (10) WP: Dan Hubbs (3-3) LP: Joe Boever (1-1) TIME: 2:24 In a completion of a suspended game from Wednesday April 30 (a game suspended in the top of the third inning of a scoreless game), Karim Garcia's grand slam in the seventh won it for the Dukes. Garcia solo homered in the sixth as well in the game. Paul Konerko added the only other Duke RBI in the game. Turner Ward and Ron Wright each had 2 RBI for the Cannons. The Dukes are on a 3 game winning streak after having lost 7 in a row. Game 2 - Regularly scheduled game for Friday 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 6 2 3 Calgary 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 x 4 6 2 1 HR: CAL Turner Ward (2) WP: Scott Taylor (1-0) LP: Gary Rath (2-3) SV: Jeff Granger (1) TIME: 2:24 ATT: 2,932 Turner Ward had a two-run homer in the fifth and Calgary was able to hold on in the later innings to beat the Dukes and halt their 3 game win streak. Friday May 2 The Dukes and Cannons play yet another doubleheader (the completion of Wednesday's suspended game and the regulary scheduled game for Friday) On Thursday, the Dukes and Cannons doubleheader was postponed due to rain. The games will not be made up. Thursday May 1 The Dukes and Cannons continue their series in Calgary, playing a doubleheader. On Wednesday: Game 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 2 0 4 0 3 0 0 9 15 0 11 Calgary 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 3 5 1 3 HR: ABQ Eddie Williams (10) CAL Mark Smith (8) WP: Jody Treadwell (2-0) LP: Tom Bolton (1-3) TIME: 2:28 ATT: not available Eddie Williams returned to the lineup and homered as the Dukes won for the second time in a row after losing the previous 7 games in a row. Jody Treadwell went six innings, giving up 3 hits, 2 runs, walked 1 and struck out 11. Will Brunson pitched the seventh. Tom Bolton went 2 innings for the Cannons, giving up 8 hits, 6 runs, 2 walks and had 1 strikeout. Williams, Roger Cedeno, Ron Maurer, and Tripp Cromer each had 2 RBI in the game. Game 2 Game 2 was suspended by rain in the top of the third inning in a scoreless game. It will be resumed before the scheduled doubleheader on Thursday. Wednesday April 30 The Dukes and Cannons continue their series in Calgary, playing a doubleheader tonight. On Tuesday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 5 12 1 7 Calgary 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 4 9 0 11 HR: ABQ Tripp Cromer (3) Ron Maurer (1) CAL Turner Ward (1) Mark Smith (7) WP: Dan Hubbs (2-3) LP: Kenny Greer (0-3) SV: Antonio Osuna (3) TIME: 3:01 ATT: 2,103 Albuquerque broke a 7 game losing streak with a win at Calgary on Tuesday. Ron Maurer's RBI single in the sixth was the game winner. Tripp Cromer solo-homered and had a 1-RBI double in the game. Maurer also had a solo homer and Paul Konerko had a sacrifice fly. Dan Hubbs pitched 2/3 of an inning and earned the victory, Antonio Osuna pitched the ninth to earn a save. Tuesday April 29 The Dukes move on to Calgary to play a 4 game series with the Cannons. Three of the 4 days will be doubleheader games to makeup games rained out last week in Albuquerque. Tonight's game is just a single game with doubleheaders to follow on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. On Monday: Game 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 6 Vancouver 1 0 1 0 0 2 x 4 8 1 5 HR: Jovino Carvajal (2) WP: Dennis Springer (1-0) LP: Kirk Dressendorfer (0-2) TIME: 1:54 ATT: 3,660 In game one of the doubleheader, former Duke Dennis Springer, fresh off a demotion from the Anaheim Angels, pitched a complete 7 inning, 3 hitter giving up just 1 unearned run. He walked 3 and struck out 3. Kirk Dressendorfer started for the Dukes and went 5 1/3 innings, giving up 7 hits, 4 runs (all earned) walking none and striking out 2. Jovino Carvajal's solo homer in the first inning was all the run support Springer would need. The Dukes have now lost seven straight games. Game 2 was postponed due to rain and will not be made up. In Dukes moves, the Dukes activated Paul Konerko from the DL. The Dodgers acquired outfielder Eric Anthony and assigned him to Albuquerque. He will join the Dukes in Calgary. . . . Howard Battle has gone on the DL. Monday April 28 The Dukes and Canadians play a doubleheader -- the regularly scheduled game plus a makeup for Saturday April 26. On Sunday: Game 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 7 2 9 Vancouver 0 2 4 0 0 0 x 6 8 2 4 WP: Greg Gohr (3-0) LP: Gary Rath (2-2) TIME: 2:00 The Dukes played for the first time since Tuesday, losing game one to the Canadians 6-2. Greg Gohr almost went the distance for the Canadians, allowing 1 earned run (2 runs total) in 6 innings of work while giving up 7 hits, 2 walks, and 5 strikeouts. Gary Rath started for the Dukes and went 5 innings, giving up 6 runs (5 earned), 8 hits, 1 walk and 2 strikeouts. Fausto Cruz had 2 RBI for the Canadians and went 2 for 3. Chad Fonville and Howard Battle each had an RBI for the Dukes. Game 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 0 4 Vancouver 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 6 0 7 WP: Geoff Edsell (2-2) LP: Antonio Osuna (1-1) TIME: 2:02 ATT: 4,033 The Canadians completed the sweep of the DH by taking game two, 4-3. Antonio Osuna had 2 walks with the bases loaded to account for the 2 runs the Canadians scored in the bottom of the seventh. Geoff Edsell went the distance for the Canadians, giving up 3 runs and 7 hits while walking 3 and striking out 0. Matt Herges started for the Dukes and went 5 1/3 innings, giving up 3 hits, 2 runs, 2 walks, and 3 strikeouts. Tripp Cromer, Rick Parker, and Ken Huckaby (the bottom third of the order) each had a RBI for the Dukes. Jovino Carvajal was 1 for 3 with 2 RBI for the Canadians. Sunday April 27 The Dukes and Vancouver Canadians play a doubleheader in Vancouver -- the regularly scheduled game plus a makeup game from Friday April 25. On Saturday, the Dukes and Canadians were rained out. The last time the Dukes played was on Tuesday and they will be paying for it - makeup doubleheaders are scheduled for Sunday and Monday with Vancouver and Tuesday and Wednesday and Thursday with Calgary. The makeup game for Saturday will be played in Monday's doubleheader. Saturday April 26 The Dukes and Vancouver Canadians continue their series in Vancouver. On Friday, the first game of the series was postponed due to rain and will be made up as a DH on April 27. Friday April 25 The Dukes hit the road for 12 games. The first stop is for 4 games in Vancouver. On Thursday, the doubleheader between the Dukes and Cannons at the Sports Stadium was postponed due to rain. Makeups will be doubleheaders on April 29-May 2 in Calgary on the road. The Cannons and Dukes managed to play 2 games in the series and Calgary took both of them. Thursday April 24 The Dukes end a homestand as well as the 4-game series against the Calgary Cannons. On Wednesday, the Cannons/Dukes game was postponed due to rain. An attempt will be made Thursday to get a doubleheader in. Wednesday April 23 The Dukes and Cannons continue their series at the Sports Stadium. On Tuesday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Calgary 3 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 14 4 5 Albuquerque 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 5 10 1 11 HR: CAL Freddie Garcia (5) Wes Chamberlain (2) WP: Jose Silva (1-1) LP: David Pyc (1-2) TIME: 3:13 ATT: 1,984 Calgary scored early and often as they defeated the Dukes and took a 2-0 advantage in the 4 game series. The Dukes have lost 4 ballgames in a row. Freddie Garcia's 3 run shot in the second inning gave the Cannons a 6-1 lead after that top half of the second. The Dukes attempted a comeback in innings 7 and 9 but fell short by 3 runs. Jose Silva started for the Cannons and gave up 2 runs (1 earned) in 5 innings. He walked 3 and struck out 6. David Pyc started for the Dukes and had a second bad outing -- he gave up 7 runs in 3 1/3 innings, while walking 1 and striking out 2. Pyc is an entirely different pitcher in his last 2 outings than he was on April 11th when he got a complete game shutout against the Tacoma Rainiers in Tacoma. Tuesday April 22 The Dukes and Cannons play game two of their series. On Monday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Calgary 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 2 7 16 1 9 Albuquerque 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 12 0 8 HR: ABQ Karim Garcia (8) CAL Mark Smith (4) Freddy Garcia (4) WP: Ramon Morel (2-1) LP: Pat Ahearne (0-1) SV: Joe Boever (2) TIME: 3:02 ATT: 2,568 In the opener of the 4 game series at the Sports Stadium, Mark Smith and Freddy Garcia homered and Ramon Morel pitched 7 scoreless innings to lead the Cannons to victory. Clint Sodowsky came into the game in the eighth and gave up 4 runs (3 of them on Karim Garcia's homer). Joe Boever got the third out in that 4-run eighth inning and then pitched the ninth holding the Dukes scoreless and earning his second save. Albuquerque has now lost three straight -- all at home. . . . On the injury front, William Pennyfeather was activated from the DL and played in Monday's game. Paul Konerko had flown to L.A. recently to have his left hand looked at -- it was found to be fractured (slight fracture) and Konerko could return to the Dukes lineup around Saturday. Eddie Williams pulled a hamstring on Saturday and could be out until Sunday. Monday April 21 The Dukes and Calgary Cannons open up a 4 game series at the Sports Stadium. On Sunday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Vancouver 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 7 16 1 11 Albuquerque 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 5 11 2 6 HR: VAN Duane Singleton (5) Todd Greene (2) WP: Steve Frey (1-0) LP: Ryan Henderson (1-1) TIME: 3:19 ATT: 4,768 The Vancouver Canadians came up with two runs in the top of the 10th inning off of Dukes reliever Ryan Henderson and Steve Frey held the Dukes scoreless in the bottom of the 10th as Vancouver won the last game of the 4 game series. Vancouver won 3 out of the 4 games. Sunday April 20 The Dukes and Canadians end their 4 game series at the Sports Stadium. On Saturday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Vancouver 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 5 11 2 8 Albuquerque 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 8 1 5 HR: ABQ Eddie Williams (9) VAN Chris Pritchett (3) WP: Robert Ellis (2-1) LP: Dan Hubbs (1-3) SV: Jeff Schmidt (1) TIME: 2:26 ATT: 5,090 In the seventh with the score 4-2 Albuquerque, Chris Pritchett's three run homer gave the Canadians the lead that they would not give up as the Canadians won and took a 2-1 lead in the 4 game series at the Sports Stadium. Dan Hubbs, in a relief stint, gave up the homer and earned the loss. Eddie Williams hit his ninth homer of the season in a losing cause. Williams did, however, became a team record holder for most homers in the month of April. Kirk Dressendorfer started for the Dukes. He had a fair outing, going 5 1/3 innings and giving up 7 hits, 2 runs, 3 walks and a strikeout. Saturday April 19 The Dukes and Canadians play game 3 of their series. On Friday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Vancouver 2 0 1 6 0 0 0 0 1 10 14 1 9 Albuquerque 2 2 0 0 10 0 0 1 x 15 18 4 11 HR: ABQ Karim Garcia 3 (7) Eddie Williams 2 (8) VAN Todd Greene (1) WP: Ryan Henderson (1-0) LP: Bill Bene (0-1) SV: Jody Treadwell (1) TIME: 3:35 ATT: 2,937 In a slugfest at the Sports Stadium, Karim Garcia and Eddie Williams each had a multiple-homer game as the Dukes rallied from a 8-4 defecit to win 15-10 and tie the 4 game series at 1 game apiece. Garcia probably had his best game in a Dukes suit, having 3 homers on the night and 6 RBI. Williams definitely had his best game in a Dukes uniform, going 3 for 5 with 2 RBI and 3 runs scored. Garcia and Williams accomplished something interesting in the game -- back-to-back homers in 2 different innings. They homered back-to-back in the first and fifth innings. In Garcia's second at-bat in the fifth inning, he came up with the bases load and whacked a grand- slam homer down the right field line. The 10-run fifth inning was the highest-scoring inning this season. Dukes starter Matt Herges had an awful game -- he lasted three innings giving up 9 runs (8 earned) but was fortunate enough to get a no-decision. The Dukes defense was poor -- 4 more errors added to their enormous season total. The good news for the Dukes other than the W was that they are one game back in the PCL South Division 1st half race (Colorado Springs and Phoenix tied for first) while playing .500 ball (7 wins, 7 losses after the 15-10 win). Friday April 18 The Dukes and Canadians continue their series at the Sports Stadium. On Thursday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Vancouver 1 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 7 15 0 6 Albuquerque 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 13 1 10 HR: ABQ Rick Parker (1) VAN Fausto Cruz (3) Chris Pritchett (2) Michael Wolff (1) Robert Eenhoorn (2) WP: Greg Gohr (2-0) LP: David Pyc (1-1) SV: Steve Frey (3) TIME: 2:53 ATT: 2,906 Four Canadians' homers (solo homers by Pritchett, Wolff, Eenhoorn and a two-run homer by Cruz) accounted for five of the seven Canadians runs as the Canadians took game one of the series. Parker solo-homered for the Dukes, Eddie Williams had a sacrifice fly, and Pauk Konerko and Roger Cedeno (Cedeno fresh off the DL) each had RBI singles. Thursday April 17 The Dukes open up another homestand with a 4 game series against the Vancouver Canadians. . . . The Dukes had the day off on Wednesday. Wednesday April 16 The Dukes (and the rest of the PCL) have the day off. On Tuesday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 3 2 10 9 0 6 Salt Lake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 8 HR: ABQ Eddie Williams (6) Karim Garcia (4) WP: Dan Hubbs (1-2) LP: Travis Miller (2-1) T: 2:32 A: 6,182 Dan Hubbs had his best outing of the season (6 innings of 5 hit, no run, 2 walk, 4 stikeout ball) and the Dukes offense exploded for 10 runs to defeat the Buzz at Franklin Quest Field in Salt Lake City. Travis Miller gave up 5 Dukes runs in 6 innings as he got his first defeat of the season. Eddie Williams, Howard Battle each had an RBI and Ron Maurer had 3 RBI on the night. Tuesday April 15 The Dukes end their roadtrip and wrap up the series with the Buzz in Salt Lake City. On Monday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 12 1 9 Salt Lake 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 8 1 6 HR: ABQ Paul Konerko (3) Tripp Cromer (2) SLC Kevin Baez (1) WP: Gary Rath (2-1) LP: Brian Looney (0-1) SV: Antonio Osuna (2) T: 2:34 A: 6,150 Konerko and Cromer had solo homers and recently-demoted Chad Fonville had a RBI as the Dukes beat the Buzz. Rath pitched 7 1/3 innings of 7 hit, 1 run (Baez solo shot) ball while walking none and striking out 5. Brett Roberts started for the Buzz and wnet 4 innings, giving up 7 hits, 1 run (Konerko's homer), 1 walk and 3 strikeouts. Looney gave up what ended up being the game winning RBI, Cromer's homer. Monday April 14 The Dukes and Buzz continue their series at Franklin Quest Field in Salt Lake City. On Sunday, Game 1: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 3 7 0 3 Salt Lake 0 6 1 0 0 0 x 7 7 0 5 In game one, Damian Miller and Pedro Castellano each had two-run singles and Chad Rupp and Jon Shave each added RBI singles in the big six-run second inning as Dave Stevens (1-0) got all the run support he needed to beat the Dukes. Matt Herges (0-2) only lasted 1 2/3 inning, giving up 5 hits, 6 runs, 3 walks, and no strikeouts. Stevens went five of the regularly-schedule 7 innings giving up 3 runs, walking none, striking out 2 and giving up 5 hits. Tripp Cromer and Chris Demetral had solo homers in the game. The game took 1 hour 52 minutes. On Sunday, Game 2: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 5 0 4 Salt Lake 0 2 1 1 0 0 x 4 12 2 7 Games won this series: SLC 2 ABQ 0 Dan Serafini (1-2) went the distance as the Buzz swept the Dukes. Castellano and Rupp had solo homers in the game, while Eddie Williams homered for the Dukes. Serafini gave up 5 hits, 2 runs, no walks, and 7 strikeouts. Dukes starter Kirk Dressendorfer (0-1) took the loss, going 4 innings, giving up 9 hits, 4 runs, 1 walk, and 3 strikeouts. The game took 2 hours 1 minute and 6,432 attended. Sunday April 13 The Dukes and Buzz play a doubleheader since game one on Saturday evening was postponed due to the Dukes flight from Tacoma to Salt Lake City being cancelled. Saturday April 12 The Dukes move on to Salt Lake City for a 4 game series against the Buzz. On Friday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 0 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 6 8 0 6 Tacoma 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 4 Games won this series: ABQ 2 TAC 2 The Dukes played their best game of the year and chose a good time to do it -- the game was televised on the Fox Sports Northwest cable channel. David Pyc (1-0) went the distance, pitching the shutout and gave up 5 hits, walked one and struck out 4. Rafael Carmona started for the Rainiers and went 5 1/3 innings, giving up 4 Dukes runs and 5 hits while walking 3 and striking out 1. The Dukes first two runs in the game came with back-to-back homers by Oreste Marrero and Howard Battle. In the sixth, Eddie Williams had a two run shot and in the eighth Marrero's two-run double ended the scoring. The game was also a good one for the Dukes defense -- no errors were committed. The game took a quick 2 hour 2 minutes to play and 4,532 attended. . . . It appears that Paul Konerko may be day to day after being hit on the wrist by a Derek Lowe fastball in Thursday's game. Battle played third on Friday evening. More games will have to be played to see if Konerko can get back into the Dukes lineup or if he was placed on the DL. Friday April 11 The Dukes and Rainiers finish up their series in Tacoma. Tonight's game is scheduled to be broadcast on Fox Sports Northwest. On Thursday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 2 9 Tacoma 0 1 3 0 2 0 1 2 x 9 16 1 11 Games won this series: TAC 2 ABQ 1 Dan Rohrmeier had 3 RBI on the night (2 of them on a homer) and Kevin Reimer had a 2 run homer to account for 5 of the 9 Tacoma runs on the evening. Derek Lowe (1-1) started for the Rainiers and went seven innings, giving up only one run, 5 hits, 2 walks, and 6 strikeouts. Dukes starter Dan Hubbs (0-2) gave up 5 runs, 10 hits, walked 3 and struck out 1 in 4 1/3 innings of work. Lowe got the victory, Hubbs took the loss. The game went 2 hours 51 minutes and 2,301 attended. Thursday April 10 The Dukes and Rainiers play game 3 of their series in Tacoma. On Wednesday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 1 6 11 3 8 Tacoma 1 0 2 0 3 1 0 0 x 7 8 0 6 Games won this series: ABQ 1 TAC 1 In Tacoma, Dukes starter Gary Rath (1-1) gave up six runs (five earned) in 4 2/3 innings as Tacoma edged Albuquerque. Alan Zinter and Brian Raabe were the offensive stars for the Rainiers, each having 2 RBI's on the night. Eddie Williams homered for the Dukes in a losing cause. Steve Gajkowski (1-0) pitched 2 innings of relief and got the win, Dean Crow earned his third save. The game took 2 hours 50 minutes to play and 2,223 attended. Wednesday April 9 The Dukes and Rainiers continue their series in Tacoma. On Tuesday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albuquerque 0 0 3 0 3 1 1 2 0 10 13 4 6 Tacoma 0 3 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 6 11 2 11 Games won this series: ABQ 1 TAC 0 Albuquerque's Paul Konerko had two homers and 5 RBI to aid the Dukes to a 10-6 win over the Rainiers in Tacoma. Karim Garcia also homered for the Dukes. Jody Treadwell (1-0) picked up the win in a relief role. Mike Harkey picked up his first save. Rainiers starter Alex Pacheco (0-1) took the loss. Time of the game was 3:19 and 2,001 attended. Tuesday April 8 The Dukes begin their first road trip of the season, going to Tacoma for four games against the Rainiers. . . . On Monday, the Dukes and the rest of the PCL had the night off. Monday April 7 The Dukes have the day off. On Sunday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Salt Lake 0 1 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 6 10 0 7 Albuquerque 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 9 2 11 Games won this series: ABQ 2 SLC 2 Salt Lake earned a split of the 4 game series on Sunday. LaTroy Hawkins (1-0) took the mound for the Buzz while Matt Herges (0-1) took the mound for the Dukes. Hawkins went 5 innings, giving up 4 hits, no runs, 3 walks, 4 strikeouts. Herges went 6 1/3 innings, giving up 8 hits, 5 runs (3 earned), 3 walks, and 4 strikeouts. Chad Rupp's 3 run homer in the big 4-run 5th inning broke the game wide open (the homer coming off of Herges). Albuquerque's lone run in the seventh came when Cromer singled and came home on Vernon Spearman's triple. The game went 2 hours 28 minutes and 3,138 attended. Sunday April 6 The Dukes and Buzz conclude their series at the Sports Stadium. On Saturday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Salt Lake 1 0 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 14 2 9 Albuquerque 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 0 1 9 12 2 6 Games won this series: ABQ 2 SLC 1 After Salt Lake jumped out to a 8-1 lead after 7 innings, the Dukes went to work, keyed by a grand slam homer by Eddie Williams and a solo shot by recently activated David Steed tied the game after 8 innings. In the bottom of the 10th, new Duke Howard Battle singled up the middle scoring Williams from second base with the game winning run. David Pyc started for the Dukes -- he went 3 1/3 innings, giving up 8 hits, 7 runs (6 earned) walked 3 and struck out 1. Scott Klingenbeck started for the Buzz. Antonio Osuna (1-0) got the win (pitching 2 innings of relief), Keith Lineberger (0-1) took the loss. The game lasted 2 hours 54 minutes and 1,113 attended. Saturday April 5 The Dukes and Buzz play game three of their series at the Sports Stadium. On Friday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Salt Lake 2 1 0 0 0 2 3 1 0 9 13 1 5 Albuquerque 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 9 2 7 Games won this series: ABQ 1 SLC 1 Buzz' Ryan Radmanovich, Jamie Ogden, and Pedro Castellano combined for 9 of the Buzz' 13 hits and Buzz starter Travis Miller (1-0) went 6 innings giving up 2 earned runs as the Buzz beat the Dukes 9-4 on another cold evening at the Albuquerque Sports Stadium. Castellano and Ogden had two run homers in the game and Radmanovich also homered. Karim Garcia and Eddie Williams homered for the Dukes in a losing cause. Dukes starter Dan Hubbs (0-1) went six innings but gave up 5 earned runs and 7 hits. Garcia and Williams homers, both solo shots, came back to back in the third inning. In the seventh, Ken Huckaby scored on Rick Parker's single and later in the inning Tripp Cromer scored on a wild pitch. The game took 3 hours 32 minutes to play and 1,919 attended. Friday April 4 The Dukes and Buzz continue their series at the Sports Stadium. On Thursday: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Salt Lake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 6 Albuquerque 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 6 Games won this series: ABQ 1 SLC 0 Gary Rath (1-0), Manzano-high graduate Pat Ahearne, and Antonio Osuna combined to 4-hit the Salt Lake City Buzz on a windy, chilly night in Albuquerque. Paul Konerko's sacrifice fly in the first inning was the only run of the game, scoring Rick Parker who led off the Dukes half of the first by being hit by a pitch. Salt Lake starter Dan Serafini (0-1) went six innings, giving up all 4 Dukes hits, the earned run, walking 4 and striking out 6. Osuna earned his first save. The game took 2 hours 28 minutes and 3,750 attended. Thursday April 3 The Dukes open the season and begin a 4 game series against the Salt Lake City Buzz at the Sports Stadium.