Opening Day

Battle Creek’s Chase Wright pitched well, and looks impressive, but threw too many pitches and was visibly tired by the fifth.  Regardless, Sean Marshall, a lanky guy with some apparent potential, pitched a better game.  The most interesting thing seen was Lansing’s Clay Rapada, who is a radical sidewinder; don’t remember seeing a southpaw throw like that before.  Lansing’s Kyle Boyer had a fine day at the plate.

The Yanks were pretty sloppy in the field, particularly late in the game. 


 A good crowd, by Battle Creek standards.  Noisy, and very much in the game.


A box score, courtesy of ScorePad, a product I can recommend. Drew Larsen’s last name is mispelled, as is Brian Dopirak’s; there may be other errors….

  CO Brown, Thursday, April 08, 2004

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Lansing Lugnuts 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 9 0
Battle Creek Yankees 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2
W: S. Marshall, L: C. Wright, S: W. O’Brien
LAN
Batter AB R H RBI BB SO
Ryan Fitzgerald cf 4 0 1 1 0 1
Robinson Chirinos 2b 4 0 1 0 1 2
Brian Dropirak 1b 5 1 1 0 0 3
Andrew Larson dh 4 0 0 1 0 1
Kevin Collins lf 3 0 1 0 0 1
Tony McQuade lf 1 0 0 0 0 1
Jake Fox c 4 1 0 0 0 1
Kyle Boyer rf 4 1 4 1 0 0
Alfredo Francisco 3b 3 0 0 0 1 1
Carlos Rojas ss 3 0 1 0 0 0
Sean Marshall p 0 0 0 0 0 0
Clay Rapada p 0 0 0 0 0 0
Randy Wells p 0 0 0 0 0 0
Weston O’Brien p 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 35 3 9 3 2 11
Batting
2B: B. Dropirak (Wright)
S: C. Rojas
SF: A. Larson; R. Fitzgerald
RBI: R. Fitzgerald, A. Larson, K. Boyer
2-out RBI: K. Boyer
Scoring position: 1 for 7
Team LOB: 10
Fielding
DP: Chirinos Dropirak (Made off Marshall)
Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO HR
S. Marshall (W) 6.0 3 0 0 0 7 0
C. Rapada 1.0 1 0 0 0 3 0
R. Wells 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0
W. O’Brien (S) 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Totals 9.0 4 0 0 2 12 0
WP: C. Rapada
Pitches-strikes: S. Marshall 60-49; C. Rapada 19-14; R. Wells 14-9; W. O’Brien 16-10
Ground balls-fly balls: S. Marshall 9-3; C. Rapada 0-0; R. Wells 0-1; W. O’Brien 1-1
Batters faced: S. Marshall 20; C. Rapada 5; R. Wells 4; W. O’Brien 4
BC
Batter AB R H RBI BB SO
Melky Cabrera cf 4 0 1 0 0 1
Hector Made ss 4 0 0 0 0 2
Eric Duncan 3b 4 0 0 0 0 2
Erold Andrus lf 3 0 1 0 1 0
Bryce Kartler dh 3 0 0 0 0 3
Omir Santos c 4 0 1 0 0 1
Estee Harris rf 3 0 0 0 0 1
Luis Robles 1b 2 0 0 0 0 1
Willie Vasquez 0 0 0 0 1 0
John Urick 1b 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rafael Rodriguez 2b 3 0 1 0 0 1
Chase Wright p 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brandon Harmsen p 0 0 0 0 0 0
Steven Wiseman p 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 30 0 4 0 2 12
Batting
GIDP: H. Made
Scoring position: 0 for 2
Team LOB: 6
Fielding
E: E. Duncan, E. Harris
Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO HR
C. Wright (L) 6.0 5 1 1 0 6 0
B. Harmsen 2.0 2 2 1 2 2 0
S. Wiseman 1.0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Totals 9.0 9 3 2 2 11 0
WP: C. Wright
HBP: B. Kartler (by Rapada)
Pitches-strikes: C. Wright 85-61; B. Harmsen 34-21; S. Wiseman 20-14
Ground balls-fly balls: C. Wright 5-6; B. Harmsen 2-2; S. Wiseman 0-0
Batters faced: C. Wright 24; B. Harmsen 11; S. Wiseman 5
Game Stats


Umpires: Clint Mahan, Mark Ripperger
Time: 02:20
Attendance: 1360
Weather: Fair 45

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