Daytona Loses FSL Playoff Opener In Extra Innings

Daytona Loses FSL Playoff Opener In Extra Innings

Tuesday Sept. 6, 2011
Posted: 11:50 p.m.

CUBSDunedin A
The Blue Jays scored on a throwing error following a fielders choice in the bottom of the 10th inning Tuesday night at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium to squeak out a 4-3 victory over Daytona in the first game of the Florida State League playoffs. The best-of-five series continues Wednesday at Dunedin.

Brian Van Kirk led off with a double for Dunedin against Juan Serrano, who had replaced Frank Batista to start the inning. Jon Talley then reached on a bunt single while pinch runner Ryan Schimpf went to third. Serrano intentionally walked Kevin Ahrens to load the bases before Justin Jackson hit a grounder to second.

Daytona second baseman Logan Watkins threw Schimpf out at but catcher Chad Noble made a throwing error while trying to complete the doubleplay, allowing Talley to score the winning run.

Jake Optiz had three hits and an RBI for the Cubs while Elliot Soto added three hits and a run scored. Jeff Antigua is slated to start Game Two for the Cubs while Matt Loosen will go in Game Three.
Boise Short-Season A
Tri-City completed its sweep of Boise Tuesday night at Gesa Stadium, cruising to a 9-1 victory to advance into the Northwest League finals. The Dust Devils will face the winner of the Eugene-Vancouver series for the crown.

Reggie Golden had a pair of hits, including the solo homer that accounted for Boises run. Joe Zeller gave up five runs in 3 13 innings to take the loss.

WHITE SOXGreat Falls Rookie
The Voyagers dropped an 8-2 decision to Helena at Centene Stadium Tuesday night, reducing their lead in the Pioneer Leagues North Division to one with two games left in the regular season. Great Falls, which holds a slim lead over Billings, saw its winning streak snapped at eight games.

Stephen McCray allowed four runs in four innings to take the loss.

Tim Anderson's birthday present from home plate umpire was first major-league ejection

Tim Anderson's birthday present from home plate umpire was first major-league ejection

On his 24th birthday, Tim Anderson’s present from home plate umpire Jim Wolf was his first major-league ejection.

In the fifth inning of the White Sox 3-0 loss to the Oakland Athletics, Anderson fouled off a pitch that landed in the opposing batter’s box. But A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell picked it up in what was ruled to be fair territory and threw the ball to first for the out.

Anderson pleaded his case saying the ball went foul. Wolf agreed, according to Anderson, which only further confused the White Sox shortstop.

“I told him that was BS,” Anderson said. “And he tossed me.”

Anderson said that he was surprised to be ejected so fast. So was manager Rick Renteria, who was thrown out moments after Anderson.

“I don’t want to get in trouble,” Renteria said. “The players having emotion, they are battling. I just think we need to grow a little thicker skin.”

Anderson said that he was appreciative of his manager coming to his defense.

“He kinda had a point and let me know he had my back,” Anderson said of Renteria. “Speaks a lot of him.”

A day after scoring nine runs on 18 hits, the White Sox failed to generate any offense on Friday. The team’s best chance came in the ninth inning.

But with runners at the corners and two outs, Matt Davidson put a good rip on the ball to center field, only to fly out at the warning track.

Anderson and Renteria were watching the game together in the clubhouse, and both believed the White Sox had tied the ballgame.

“We all jumped up and were excited but it kind of fell short,” Anderson said.

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