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James Beresford had his first multi hit game today, going 2-4 including a double and scored a run in New Britain’s 6-5 win over Portland. After 6 games he is hitting .200
Trent Oeltjen is continuing to struggle at the plate going 0-2 yesterday and 0-3 today. After 11 games he is hitting a disappointing .133
Another tough outing for Josh Spence today in the first inning. Buffalo had quickly scored 3 runs and Josh came on with two out and bases loaded. He immediately gave up a double to LF which scored another 3 runs before finishing the inning. He then struck out his only hitter in the 2nd. Buffalo beat Scranton 6-1.
Ryan Rowland-Smith got his first win today coming on in the 9th with the score locked at 2 all. He then threw 3 scoreless and hitless innings, including 2Ks until Pawtucket won it in the 11th with a walk off 3RBI home run giving Ryan a well deserved win.
Stefan Welch scored Altoona’s only run yesterday in their 3-1 loss to Harrisburg. Brought on as a pinch hitter for the pitcher in the 10th he drove an RBI single to CF.
Peter Moylan threw a scoreless 1-2-3 6th and retired 2 in the 7th to collect his first win of the season when Albuquerque defeated Omaha 3-2. His line was 1.2IP, 1H, 0R, 1K.
Trent Oeltjen continues to slump with the bat going 0-4.
Ryan Rowland-Smith got his first Hold today when he threw a scoreless 8th in Pawtucket’s 5-4 win over Rochester. His line – 1IP, 0H, 0R, 1BB, 2K.
Andrew Russell had to wear his 2nd loss today when he came on in the 9th and then with the score still 8 all and 1 out he gave up a walk off home run giving Charlotte a 9-8 victory over the Gwinnett Braves. It’s tough being a closer.
James Beresford was 1-4 today, scoring twice and drawing a walk in New Britain’s 17-4 win over Harrisburg.
Trent Oeltjen played a double header today with the Salt Lake Bees sweeping Reno 9-4 and 5-3.
Trent went 2-3 with a double and a run in game 1 and 0-2 and a run in game 2.
Trent Oeltjen is certainly having a lean time. He went 0-4 today which means he has not had a hit since his 1st game. He is currently 1-14 after 5 games.
Stefan Welch broke his drought today going 2-5 including a 2RBI double in his 1st at bat for Altoona in their 14-6 win over Akron.
Ryan Rowland-Smith and Josh Spence went head to head in the 7/8th inning in the Scranton/Pawtucket AAA game today.
Josh pitched both innings allowing 1 run on 3 hits and a walk. Ryan came on in the 7th with 1 out, finished the inning and then threw the 8th allowing 1 run on 2 hits and a walk. Pawtucket won 6-2.
Trent Oeltjen went 0-3 in the Salt Lake Bees’ 9-1 loss to Tucson. He is hitting .100
Peter Moylan came on on the 6th for Albuquerque and threw 2 innings giving up 3 runs on 5 hits, including a home run whilst striking out 2.
Trent Oeltjen went 0-2, collecting a walk and scoring a run in the Salt Lake Bees 2-1 win over Tucson.
Andrew Russell had a good spring and his opener for the Gwinnett Braves was just as impressive. He was brought on in the 8th with score 5-4 to the Braves with 1 on and 0 outs but with Charlotte beginning to rally. Andrew soon put a stop to that and threw two 1-2-3 innings to get his 1st Save of the season.
Josh Spence pitched the 9th for Scranton who went down 9-4 to the Pawtucket Red Sox. He faced 5 hitters allowing a run on 3 hits.
Reported by: Dana Greene/abc4.com
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Sports) – The Salt Lake Bees held its annual media day Tuesday, and while there was a lot of baseball chatter, there was one distinct accent you don’t usually hear on the diamond.
Trent Oeltjen is from Sydney, Australia, but is living the American dream.
“Baseball really isn’t that big in Australia,” said Oeltjen, a left-hand hitting outfielder. “It’s probably 7th or 8th on the list. Rugby and cricket are of course the 1-2 punch. But it’s getting bigger and bigger with more and more Aussies making the Major Leagues.”
Oeltjen is in fact the 25th Australian to play in the Majors. Oeltjen made his MLB debut in 2009 with the Arizona Diamondbacks, and has also played for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He spent most of last season with Triple-A Albuquerque. His 99 Major League games put him 6th on the all-time list for Australian born players.
So how does a kid from Sydney make it all the way to the big leagues? Well, his father is American and played baseball.
“I started on a tee ball team like all American kids do when I was five or six,” Oeltjen said. “I got drafted professionally when I was 17 right out of high school, and I’ve been doing it ever since.”
Oeltjen won a silver medal playing for Australia in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, and was also a member of Australia’s 2006 and 2009 World Baseball Classic teams. But his dream is to get back to the Majors.
“I hope things work out with the Angels organization,” he said. “I love being here in Salt Lake.”
Many of the Bees players are familiar with Oeltjen, having played against him the last few years, but it was a shock to some when they heard his strong accent.
“I wanted to imitate him,” said first baseman Efren Navarro. “You know, ‘good day, mate,’ or something.”
“We give him a couple ‘Aussie Aussie Aussies, or a couple ‘Ay mates,’” said Bees pitcher Matt Shoemaker. “But he’s a real great guy who is fun to hang around with.”
“A lot of my teammates, they’ll give it to me and put on some lame Aussie accents,” Oeltjen said with a smile. “But it’s all in fun.”
Besides, sometimes that accent works to his advantage.
“How can you get mad at a guy with that accent?” said manager Keith Johnson.
For the Aussie A’s (Balfour/Blackley) it was as Charles Dickens once said “the best of times, the worst of times”.
Grant Balfour had the best of times throwing a 1-2-3 7th inning against Cleveland. He’s looking good for the opening day roster. But perhaps Travis Blackley is not looking as good as he was at the start of spring with another below par outing today when he blew the Save in the 9th and then went on to collect the Win in the 10th. We know he is not happy with the number of runs he has given up recently. He said this on twitter after today’s game:-
@Travis_Blackley: I had quit dipping for 4 weeks, 6 days, 1 hr and 32 mins. Over that stretch I’ve been crap. Im bout to jump off the wagon now #bringonthe0′s
His line today was 2INN, 4H, 3R, 1BB, 2K and a 14.21ERA. We would like him to have a healthy ERA but we hope he stays off the dip and has a healthy mouth as well.
Peter Moylan had a good outing when he threw the 9th for the Dodgers against the Rockies. He faced 5, gave up a hit and struck out one. He also intentionally walked a lefty to get at a righty who he struck out to finish the inning.
Trent Oeltjen walked for the pitcher in the 8th today. Encouraging to see that the Angels are keeping him with the team in the dying days of spring training.
Once again Trent Oeltjen showed that one of his best assets is his speed when he converted a gap double into a RBI triple in the 9th today in the Angels 11-5 win over the White Sox. His speed on the base paths and also in the OF gives him every chance of some time with the Angels this season. He is hitting .375 for the spring.
Submariner Andrew Russell was brought on in the 9th for the Braves against the Mets. He allowed one run on two hits, facing 5 hitters and inducing 3 groundouts. The Mets won 7-4.