The Times Leader from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania on May 16, 1991 · 31
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5C Gutting corners was costly A little stretching goes a long way for Clippers pitcher ByPAULSOKOLOSKI - ' -" TlmaaLaader Sports Witar MOOSIC Sometimes, all It takes Is a little more preparation before the game to get a pitcher through the whole game. Take the case of Scott Kamlenleckl, for example. The Columbus righthander was struggling to get through the sixth Inning earlier this year, completing 23 13 Innings over his first four starts. Then, he realized he had been forgetting what could be a very Important part of his game. Instead of stretching out before warming up prior to his starts, Kamlenleckl Just headed right for the bullpen and began throwing, and throwing, and throwing. The 27-year-old said it would take him anywhere from 55 to 60 warmup pitches to get loose, an excessive amount for most Class AAA pitchers. Then Kamlenleckl realized his mistake, or actually it was realized for him. Columbus trainer Mike Heiffer-bn, who was also the trainer for the Venezuelan team for which , Kamlenleckl pitched over the win- ter (where he stretched before starts), noticed that Kamlenleckl hadn't been properly stretching before warming up. -r- "I went to spring training and I figured with the warm weather, I was stretched out enough," Kamlenleckl said. It was Just something I forgot about I won't forget it again." That's because 20 minutes of stretching before warmups has produced wondrous results. Kamlenleckl stretched, wanned up, and went six strong innings against Rochester last Wednesday, allowing Just one run and two hits. He followed that with his first complete game of the season and first since last August when he pitched for Class AA Albany, as the 6-foot, 190-pounder held ScrantonWllkes-Barre to one run and three hits in the Clippers' 5-1 victory Tuesday at Lackawanna County Stadium. And yes, he stretched before that one, too. It saved me 25 to 30 pitches and it saved me two or three innings," said Kamlenleckl, explaining that the less throwing he did in the bullpen, the more pitches he had left for the game. "I think that's why I was strong in the eighth and ninth innings." "The last pitch was a fastball, and it was the same speed as the one he was throwing in the first inning," Columbus manager Rick Down said. "He's been throwing the ball very well. He went one ball and two strikes and then he got them out of there." Kamlenleckl, who raised his record to 3-2 with the win, finished Tuesday's game by polishing off 13 of the last 14 Red Barons he faced. Including two strikeouts in the final Inning. Of course, he's not expecting complete games for the rest of his starts. But he does think he may last a little longer from now on. "Every start I'd like to go nine, but I know that's impossible," he said. "The starter's Job is to go seven innings. We've got a good bullpen and if I go seven innings every time out, I'm going to win. If I keep my pitches down, I don't see why I can't go seven or eight every time out." "All I know Is he had 89 pitches going into the ninth inning." Down said. "If stretching helped him throw 89 pitches going into the ninth Inning, then everybody on this team ought to do it. We ought to patent it. package it and sell it." V. I 1.2S ByPaulSokotoski Pitching WEIRD NUMBERS: Strangely enough, tonight s starting pitcher for TUewater leads the team In victories, but also hat one of the highest ERAsofany Tide starter. Blaine Beatty. a 27-year-old left-hander, is back on themound for Tidewater after a 1990 season tn -which he dW not play due to an elbow Infcjry. Beatty. a highly regarded prospect in the New York Mets' organization who was once coveted by the Phladeiphia PhMee, has made a successful return to Tidewater. Wefl, serni-successfuL On one hand, he leads al Tide pitchers with 4-0 record, and that win total ties him with Syracuse's OxjgUrtonfwsecorKj-bestlntneimemal . League. But he also carries a 5.1 1 ERA. the second-worst among Tidewater starting pitchers. . Beatty wil work tonight's game at the Stadium, while veteran righthander Ray Soff, 2-2, wffl close the two-game series Friday far Tidewater. Soff, who is 32, carries a respectable 3.27 ERA, but has pitched Just 22 Innings In eight starts. Beatty has been hit. having allowed 43 hits in 37 Innings, but he is averaging over six Innings per start Soff has struck out 1 7 In 1 1 1nnings, and walked only five. Statline Player Blaine Beatty Ray Soff RichSauveur Brad Moore UAtttePIzio ABOVE AVERAGE: Tidewater may not have the league's most potent offense, but the Tides can do -some damage. Led by Terral Hansen, the Tides wi show up at Lackawanna County Stadium tonight with a Ineup that is capable of producing big numbers. Hansen, an outfielder. Is hitting .308, and leads the New York Mets' Class AAA striate with four homers and 19 RBI. Tidewater has a group of players hitting over .300, but their Imked number of at-bats has kept them from being Isted among the International League's top 10. However Jeff Gardner, batting .31 3, is comes into the series with the league's 10-best batting average. Catcher Orlando Mercado, who Nt 2 1 with the Mets and .250 with the Montreal Expos last season, is batting 360 with two homers and seven RBI whfle carrying a .760 slugging percentage through nine games. And Jaime Roeeboro, an outftedier who turned 25 last week, carries a .325 batting average and a .525 slugging percentage. Speedy center fielder Chuck Can is third In the International League with nine stolen bases, and is batting .188. U Statline - ' PUer Avg. HR RBI W-L SO BB ERA Orlando Mercado .360 2 7 -0 9 19 5.11 Jaime Roseboro .325 1 9 2-2 5 11 3.27 Jeff Gardner .313 0 13 1-0 9 17 2.03 Terr el Hansen .306 4 19 1-1 16 11 70 Todd Hundley .248 1 9 The Times Leader, Wilkes-Borre, PA, Thursday, May 1 6, 1 991 A rough " night keeps trainer busy About the Series SPORTY SPOILERS; The Tides have developed a hat of ruining soma of the biggest historical, events at Lackawanna County Stadum. It was Tidewater that spoled the Red Barons' first game at the Stadium by pouncing SaartonAVikes-Barre in 1 989. And last June 1 6. before a crowd of 1 1 251 . the biggest in Stadkjm history to lhat date, the Tides rosed away with a 5-1 victory It wi be Interesting to see how the Red Barons welcome Tidewater teadoff man Chuck Carr. Can nearly caused some fireworks over the . weekend when the two teams played at Met Park, as he stole two consecutive bases against a struggling and bewildered Chuck MaJone during a game Tidewater led 7-0. Carr swiped second and third base at that point in the third Inning, and Ihe Red Barons felt the Tidewater outfielder was more or less trying to show them up. Tidewater manager Steve Swisher temporarily defused the situation when he pinch-hltfor Carr later In that Saturday night game. But on Sunday, the Red Barons attempted to settle matters, and those attempts backfired badly. ScrantorVWiBces-Barre pitcher Bruce Ruffln, warned for obviously trying to hit Carr, missed his target and ended up walking Carr to cpen Sunday's game. Carr went on to score In the first inning, playing a big part In Tidewater's 2-1 victory. , Red Baron manager Bin Dancy left Met Park that day stM talking about somebody "getting" Carr The Red Barons, coming off a three-game series where they faced a team with the best record in the Triple-A Alliance in Columbus, now get two games against one of the international League's poorest records. J- ";x"' )f if if T Ma8azL s,i TIMES LEADERFRED ADAMS OH YEAHT Dave Hollins, left, argues with third base umpire Phil Cuzzi over a call at third just before he was ejected from the game Barons: (Continued from Page 1C) only one run in the sixth as Wes Chamberlain was thrown out on a key play at second base, v Then, in the seventh, Tim Mauser faced his personal moment of truth a two-on, two-out situation against Clippers leadoff batter Bernie Williams. Williams ripped a single to right field and Chamberlain mis-played it, enabling Columbus to go ahead for good. "There's been a lot of games where something always happens," said Wade, who had three hits for the Red Barons, now 9-24 in the International League. "It seems like the sixth, seventh, eighth innings, something happens and we can't get over the hump." Wednesday's game was played before a crowd of 6,297. The attendance for the three-game series with Columbus was 18,509. Last August, a two-game series with the Clippers drew 21.761 fans to Lackawanna County Sta dium. Columbus, 22-8, got a first inning run off Mauser when Williams walked and scored on a Van Snider double. The Clippers got a fifth-inning run without a hit, as Andy Stank-iewicz was hit by a pitch, was bunted to second and stole third. Red Barons third baseman Dave Hollins was ejected from the game for arguing the call on the stolen base. Williams' sacrifice fly then scored Stankiewicz and gave Columbus a 2-0 lead. , The Red Barons pulled to within a run in the bottom of the fifth when Rick Schu hit a 1-2 pitch for a home run. "He hit a good pitch." said Ad-kins of the home run. "Give him credit, he hit the ball a long way." The score was tied when Wade singled, went to second on a wild pitch and scored when Adklns threw the ball into right field on a bunt by Gary Tremblay. Columbus 6, Red Barons 3 COLUMBUS abrhM 9(11 son !t0 ill! 1000 112 0 4110 WMianwd Klly2o HughMlb SmWfrt Hutnptxsyi It lovullo eft 8iafiwtei2b 310 0 Rodnguwu 10 0 0 AOkinip 000 0 Mills p 00 00 tui si s s a RID BARONS abrkbl Campuunol 4 0 0 0 Um2b Ho Hull 36 AMttnMHb Cnamoarfainif Schutb-Jo Wdttdh MtMowtOl TrwioUye GrattmMph Satutan Pajuerod Mauaats Ellip Baifcrp Totals mil. Celumsae Had Sarene ioo 010 a io a ooo osi ooo a E-Mkint. Cftambarujin. 10B Columbia i, Rod Bir-on 4. OP Columbia -1, Rao Baron 2. 2B Snldtr, Kally, WkM. SB-Nona. HR-Smoar (S), Schu (4). SB-Sltnkwwct (7), WHIiomi (7), Chambartam is), Waaa (1). SAC RodriguM, Trtmblty, Ptgutra. SF-WiHitm. . V H HER BB 80 Columbus Adklnl,W(M) MiDl,Savt He Barsna Maur,L(0-5) EM BallW TVS 123 123 1J1 WP-Adklna. HBP-Stinkwwici (Mauaaf). Ump Thiooooiu, uuutrrM, uuzi. T-2:61.A-.2W. How They Scored COLUMBUS FIRST: Bemlo Williams and Keith Hughes walked. Van Snider doubled In Williams. Columbus 1, Rod Barons 0. COLUMBUS FIFTH: Andy Stankiewicz was hit by a pitch, bunted to second and stole third. He scored on Bernie Williams' sacrifice fly. Columbus 2, Red Barons 0. RED BARONS FIFTH: Rick Schu led off with a home run to left field. Scott Wads singled, went to second on a wild pitch and scored on an error on Gary Tremblay's sacrifice bunt Columbus 2, Red Barons 2. RED BARONS SIXTH: Wes Chamber-lain singled and stole second. Rick Schu hit Into a fielder's choice. Scott Wade doubled In Schu. Red Barons 3, Columbus 2. COLUMBUS SEVENTH: Torey LovuKo end John Ramos singled. Bernie Williams singled, scoring Lovullo. An error on the play scored Ramos. Williams scored on Pat Kelly's double. Columbus 5, Red Barons 3. COLUMBUS EIGHTH: Van Snider led off with a home run to right field. Columbua 6,RedBarona3. Baron Banter SOUTHBOUND: The status of pitcher Chuck Malone was changed on Wednesday, but the result is the same Malone Is headed to Florida. Rather than being placed on the Class A Clearwater roster, as was planned Tuesday, Malone was placed on the disabled list Triple A Alliance Standings hrtsnaaMaaei Lsagw Baatera DMataa W L Pet. OB PoKuototmodSox) 20 11 .425 SyrtaM(BigtJy) 10 II .U HooMMr(OnoKt) SermM-WB (Plums) Western DMelea CoUmbutrVlnkanl 22 S Totodo (Tlgsrt) Richmond (Burnt) TlomttrlMsts) 1 10 AM 10 Amsrloaa aeolaUee) 11 17 433 S 0 14 473 11 .733 - 17 IS ill t 14 M AM 10 W L Nt. 01 II II W - it 11 xn i 14 IB ,S3 !tt 13 21 Mi 7 ndpoftlEipiw) Bottsto (Pints) Ntiwillt(P,d) tavlllCa) westers. Dmaiea km (Cub I) 20 11 .645 Omhl(Royll) 1S 1S .44 S Oklt. City (Range 13 17 A33 t Dnv(Brrmr) 12 17 414 7 Wsaaeadayi Oamee BulMoO.Omrtiit Indian pots 2, km 0. top 3rd, nap., power Mm Nuhvtta ( Donvsr. ppd.. rM LoulmllKS. Oklahoma CKy 2 PwtucUst 7, Toledo S Columbia 0, Soranton-Wllkn-Ba-rt 1 Tldtweterl, Richmond 0 Only gtmwicntdulod Thursday Qamea DsnveralLouttvlli Oklahoma City MKtihvIK Indtanapol U Oman Buffalo allow Richmond at Pi 8yrcuM al Columbua Rochsatar at To! ado Tkkmabx at Scranton-WllkM-Bwr riday'a Barnes DawerttLouttvm Oklahoma City at NaahvWa BuHaloatlowa IndlanapoJK at Omaha ' Richmond at Pawtuokat Syracus at Columbua Rooh attar at Tol ado Tloawatar al Scrnton-W!lkt-Bvrt and sent to extended spring training. Jay Bailer, the 30-year old right handed relief pitcher signed by the Red Barons Wednesday, wore Malone's number 23. Bailer, who pitched for the Phillies In 1982. saved a Class AAA record 34 games for Indianapolis In 1989. LIKELY GROUP: Unless one of the group is sent down to the Red Barons, It sp-pesrs probable1 that pitchers Dairy) Aker-telds, Tommy Greene and Jose DeJesus will work for the Philadelphia Phillies In their Monday exhibition gams against the Red Barons. ROAD CREW: Red Barons trainer Barney Nugent has worked with newly-signed pitcher Jay Bailer before, but In an unusual spot. According to Nugent he and Bailer worked together on an asphalt crew during an off-season In the early 1980's. Both were affiliated with the Reading Phillies at the time. By BOX SAVAGE . Times Leaow Scorn Wraar MOOSIC It was like that night a few years ago, when Mr. T appeared on an episode of "Saturday Night Live." In a spoof of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." Mr. T broke through a door and proclaimed. "The word for today Is pain." Barney Nugent probably felt that way Tuesday night when he spent most of the evening tending to Injuries among the Scran ton Wllkes-Barre Red Barons. , The Red Barons trainer got to watch very little of his team's 5-1 loss to Columbus, at least after the first Inning. First pitcher Steve Onnveros went out with an elbow injury, then Amallo Carreno followed with a hamstring problem- , Later, catcher Jeff Grotewold was run Into at home plate, then pitcher Rocky Elli was nearly decapitated by a screeching line drive. 1 said. "What am I doing herer " Nugent Joked on Wednesday. The Injury to OntJveros left the pitcher with his arm In a sling on Wednesday, but Nugent emphasized it did not involve the surgery that has Ontlveros with the Red Barons on a 30-day rehabilitation stay. "It's not where he had the surgery." said Nugent, noting that X-rays taken after the game showed no indication of any problems with the elbow Joint and no . looser bones. "The guy's had enough prob-lems," said Nugent of Ontlveros. As far as whether the throbbing in the elbow that forced Ontlveros out of Tuesday's game after one inning, Nugent said it was probably Independent of the surgery. 'You can't really say. but if I had to guess, I'd say no," he said. Carreno went out two innings later with a hamstring sprain. "It's not a bad sprain," Nugent said. "He's a little sore," Carreno should be out seven to 10 days. Elli fielded the eighth Inning line drive by Hughes and turned it into a double play. He had ice on his glove hand on Wednesday and Nugent said the left-hander said the ball was headed right for his throat before he fielded it. Grotewold apparently is OK, although he was heavily taped after Tuesday's meeting at home plate with Columbus catcher John Ramos. Suns down Bills WTLLIAMSPORT. Pa. (AP) Paul Carey went 3-for-4 and hit a home run as the Hagerstown . Suns defeated the Wllliamsport Bills 4-3 Wednesday night in the Eastern League. Carey's fifth-Inning homer proved to be the margin of difference and made a winner of Suns starter Jeff Bumgarner (1-2). Wllliamsport starter Doug Cinnella. (1-2) took the lose. " Ricky Gutierrez drove In Hag-erstown's first run with a single in the second Inning. In" the bottom of the sixth. Chamberlain walked and stole second. But he was thrown out by third baseman Torey Lovullo after Lovullo fielded Schu's grounder, faked a throw to first, and fired back to second, where Stankiewicz tagged out Chamberlain. "It was a heads-up play," said Columbus manager Rick Down, whose team had lost three In a row and five of seven before playing the Red Barons. "It was a good play by Stanky Just being there." Wade then doubled to score Schu and put the Red Barons ahead 3-2. NFL looking to add two expansion teams in 1994 NEW YORK (AP) The NFL made Its strongest commitment yet to expansion Wednesday when a committee headed by commissioner Paul Tagliabue recommended adding two new teams for the 1994 season. The recommendation moved expansion back a year from the original target date of 1993 but was more precise man any previous statements. The plan, which would create six five-team divisions, is expected to be ratified by the league owners when they meet next Wednesday in Minneapolis. "In the past we've talked about intensive study and other matters," said Joe Browne, the league's vice president for development and communications. "This gives a dear signal to the cities seeking expansion franchises that the committee is ready to no ahead." Under the new expansion plan. the league also is expected to be realigned, with geographical factors and natural rivalries considered. i Tagliabue. for example, has noted that the present alignment includes Atlanta and New Orleans in the NFC West and Dallas and Phoenix in the NFC East He has suggested that natural rivalries like Miami-Tampa Bay could be better exploited under the new lineup. In a short statement Issued following a meeting at NFL offices, the committee said that 1994 was preferable to 1993 for reasons that include television, labor. community planning needs and realignment For example, the league's television contract expires after the 1993 season. 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