Suns, behind Stanton and Taylor, look to take the title tonight in Tennessee

Posted by Andy Durham on September 18, 2009 at 1:51 pm under Professional | 2 Comments to Read

The Jacksonville Suns(Florida Marlins Double A squad) are looking to take the title(Southern League) tonight in Tennessee with a load of fomer Greensboro Grasshoppers.

Graham Taylor(Greensboro Grasshoppers 2007) allowed a run on five hits over six innings and Mike Stanton(Greensboro Grasshoppers 2008) doubled twice and drove in a run as Jacksonville edged Tennessee, 2-1, to take a commanding 2-0 lead in the best-of-5 Southern League Finals. The Suns can clinch the title with a win Friday night at Smokies Park.

Also with the Suns from previous Hoppers’ teams:
Bryan Petersen(2008)
Matt Dominguez(2008)
Logan Morrison(2007)
Scott Cousins(2007)
Brad Davis(2006)

Box score from www.mlb.com:

Tennessee
Player AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Guyer CF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .143
Adduci LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273
Carrillo, M P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Smith, M 3B 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 .318
Lalli 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .174
Colvin RF 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .190
Castro SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333
Chirinos C 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400
Thomas 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
Papelbon P 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Maestri P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Canzler a- PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400
Ruhlman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Wright, T LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200

BATTING
2B: Smith, M (4, Taylor, G).
TB: Guyer; Smith, M 2; Castro 2; Chirinos; Canzler.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lalli 2; Smith, M.
S: Guyer.
GIDP: Thomas; Chirinos.
Team RISP: 0-for-5.
Team LOB: 5.

a-Singled for Maestri in the 8th.

Jacksonville
Player AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Petersen, B LF 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400
Klosterman 2B 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .143
Morrison 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .316
Stanton RF 4 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 2 .316
Cousins CF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .316
Dominguez, M 3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .222
De La Cruz, C SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .231
Davis, B C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .294
Taylor, G P 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Speigner P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Scott a- PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231
Olenberger P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Peterson, M P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000

BATTING
2B: Stanton 2 (3, Papelbon, Ruhlman).
TB: Petersen, B 2; Morrison; Stanton 4; Cousins.
RBI: Morrison (3), Stanton (2).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Klosterman; Davis, B 2; De La Cruz, C.
S: Klosterman.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Petersen, B (1, 2nd base off Papelbon/Chirinos).

FIELDING
E: Dominguez, M (3, fielding).
Outfield assists: Stanton (Guyer at home).
DP: 2 (De La Cruz, C-Klosterman-Morrison, De La Cruz, C-Morrison).

a-Lined out for Speigner in the 7th.

Tennessee
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Papelbon (L, 0-1) 5.1 5 2 2 1 7 0 2.89
Maestri 1.2 0 0 0 1 2 0 0.00
Ruhlman 0.1 1 0 0 1 0 0 4.50
Carrillo, M 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00

Jacksonville
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Taylor, G (W, 2-0) 6.0 5 1 1 1 5 0 1.54
Speigner (H, 2) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Olenberger (H, 2) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Peterson, M (S, 2) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.15

Taylor, G pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

WP: Ruhlman, Taylor, G.
Pitches-strikes: Papelbon 84-57, Maestri 23-14, Ruhlman 9-4, Carrillo, M 6-5, Taylor, G 70-47, Speigner 9-4, Olenberger 7-6, Peterson, M 12-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Papelbon 4-6, Maestri 1-2, Ruhlman 1-0, Carrillo, M 0-1, Taylor, G 7-6, Speigner 2-1, Olenberger 2-1, Peterson, M 0-2.
Batters faced: Papelbon 23, Maestri 6, Ruhlman 3, Carrillo, M 2, Taylor, G 24, Speigner 2, Olenberger 4, Peterson, M 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Maestri 2-0, Carrillo, M 2-0, Speigner 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Matt Schaufert. 1B: Quinn Walcott. 2B: Craig Barron. 3B: Chris Ward.
Weather: 87 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:16.
Att: 2,483.


  • Kevin said,

    Don’t forget about Logan Morrison and Bradley Stone.

  • Andy said,

    I mentioned Morrison, but I left out Stone. Thanks for the reminder, Stone has weathered the storm and made it through the ranks….Good call!