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Connecticut Tigers pitching leaders

September 7, 2010

Earned Run Average

1. Brennan Smith- 3.38
2. Rayni Guichardo- 3.86
3. Clemente Mendoza- 4.61


1. Clemente Mendoza- 1.32
2. Brennan Smith- 1.33
3. Josue Carreno- 1.51


1. Josue Carreno- 59
2. Brennan Smith- 58
3. Clemente Mendoza- 56

Innings Pitched

1. Clemente Mendoza- 84.0
2. Brennan Smith- 69.1
3. Josue Carreno- 64.1


Tigers defeat IronBirds 1-0 in home finale

September 2, 2010

Rayni Guichardo earned the win Thursday

Despite getting outhit eight to four, the Connecticut Tigers won their final home game of the 2010 regular season Thursday thanks to excellent pitching and a timely sacrifice fly.

Tigers starting pitcher Rayni Guichardo and relievers Drew Gagnier, Logan Hoch and Miguel Mejia combined to shutout the Aberdeen IronBirds in the 1-0 victory.

Connecticut scored the game’s lone run in the first inning when P.J. Polk tagged up from third base on a shallow fly ball off the bat of Julio Rodriguez.

Aberdeen threatened to score in the later innings, loading the bases in the seventh and getting a runner on second base in the ninth, but failed to score on both occasions.

The Tigers will finish the regular season on the road with a three-game series against the IronBirds beginning on Friday.

Cyclones stop Tigers

August 28, 2010

The Brooklyn Cyclones have the best record in the New York-Penn League and they showed why Saturday night, defeating the Connecticut Tigers 10-0 in front of 2,684 fans at Dodd Stadium.

Rayni Guichardo took the loss Saturday, allowing 2 runs on 7 hits in 6.0 innings pitched

Brooklyn bludgeoned the Tigers pitching staff with seven extra base hits, including home runs from Blake Forsythe and Jeff Flagg.  Most of the damage occurred in the eighth inning in which the Cyclones battered Tigers relievers Ramon Lebron and Logan Hoch to the tune of six runs on six hits and two walks.

Cyclones starting pitcher Yohan Almonte may have appreciated the offensive support, but he hardly needed it, as he shutout the Tigers for all nine innings to earn the complete game victory.

With the loss, Connecticut dropped from first to third place in the Stedler Division standings as Vermont and Tri-City were both victorious in their games against the Aberdeen IronBirds and Hudson Valley Renegades respectively.

The Tigers and Cyclones will continue their series at 1:05 p.m. on Sunday.  Josue Carreno (4-6, 4.47) is scheduled to start for the Tigers.  He will be opposed by Angel Cuan (5-0, 1.91) of the Cyclones.

Tigers lose at damp Dodd

August 23, 2010

Many Connecticut Tigers players donned jackets in the dugout for the first time this season on a damp, windy Monday evening at Dodd Stadium.

Miguel Mejia pitched well in relief of Guichardo Monday

The wet conditions did not seem to suit the Tigers, who stumbled to a 10-2 loss to the Tri-City Valleycats.

Starting pitcher Rayni Guichardo struggled with his control, walking three and uncorking two wild pitches in just 1.1 innings pitched.  The outing was Guichardo’s shortest start of the season.

Miguel Mejia was a bright spot for the Tigers on an otherwise dreary night, as he pitched 3.2 scoreless innings in relief of Guichardo.

Alexander Nunez led the Tigers offense with a single, double and a run scored.  Ryan Soares went 1-2 with a walk and was the only other Tiger to reach base more than once.

The Tigers will embark on a four-game road trip to Tri-City and Vermont starting on Tuesday.  They will return home for a three-game series against the Brooklyn Cyclones on Saturday.

Probable starting pitchers for Saturday

July 31, 2010

Rayni Guichardo (2-2, 4.71) is scheduled to start game one of Saturday’s doubleheader against the Tri-City Valleycats.  The left-hander allowed one run through five innings of work in his last outing.

Miguel Mejia (2-0, 0.00) will get a spot start in the second game.  Mejia is a reliever by trade, so the bullpen may be called upon early in game two.  His longest appearance this season lasted three innings.

Tigers pitching shaky in 8-3 loss

July 5, 2010

Connecticut Tigers pitchers Rayni Guichardo and Tyler White had trouble controlling the strike zone in the Tigers’ 8-3 loss to the Mahoning Valley Scrappers Monday night.

Tyler White allowed 5 earned runs in 0.2 innings pitched on Monday

Guichardo did not yield an earned run in his four innings of work, but he did allow two unearned runs on four hits and three walks.  Guichardo’s command was less than stellar as he routinely fell behind in the count.

Tyler White, who came out of the bullpen in relief of Guichardo, also struggled with his command, allowing two walks in 0.2 innings pitched.  White gave up five earned runs including a two-run home run to Chase Burnette.

The most impressive Connecticut pitcher was 18-year-old left-hander Antonio Cruz, who pitched 1.1 perfect innings for the Tigers before leaving the game after his left forearm was hit by a line drive.  Cruz showed a 91-92 mph fastball and a swing-and-miss slider in his brief outing.

Tigers outfielder P.J. Polk showed signs of breaking out of his slump, hitting a single to right field in his first at bat and doubling down the left field line in his third at bat.

In the sixth inning, Londell Taylor showed off the tools that enticed the Tigers to give him an above-slot signing bonus when he was drafted in 2007, hitting a ball off the wall in left center field and flying around the bases for a triple.  Taylor would score the Tigers’ first run of the game when he was driven in by Polk.

The Tigers’ three-game series with the Scrappers will conclude with a rubber match on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m.  Right-handed pitcher Josue Carreno (1-2, 4.05) is scheduled to start for the Tigers.  He will be opposed by Owen Dew (1-0, 0.00) of the Scrappers.

Tigers sweep Spinners

June 30, 2010

The Connecticut Tigers prevailed in come-from-behind fashion Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep of the Lowell Spinners.

Tigers starting pitcher Rayni Guichardo did not factor into the decision Wednesday. His fastball sat 84-86 mph and touched 88.

The Tigers trailed 7-2 entering the ninth inning, but rallied to tie the score and force extra innings.  Eric Roof led off the ninth inning with a single.  Brett Anderson and Ryan Enos followed with walks to load the bases for Matt Mansilla.  Mansilla grounded to shortstop Jose Garcia, but a fielding error by Garcia allowed Roof to score and Mansilla to reach safely.  Chao-Ting Tang cleared the bases with triple, pulling the Tigers to within one run.  P.J Polk was called out on strikes, but Alexander Nunez delivered an RBI single to tie the game and force extra innings.

The score remained even at 7-7 until the bottom of the 11th inning.  Tang got the Tigers started with a single and moved into scoring position by stealing second base.  Polk followed with a bunt up the third base line intended to move Tang over to third base, but third baseman David Renfroe’s throw to first missed the target and allowed Tang to score the game-winning run on an error.

Tigers relief pitcher Drew Gagnier earned the win, pitching two scoreless innings and recording three strikeouts.  Gagnier’s fastball sat between 88 and 91 miles per hour.

The Tigers’ next opponent will be the Tri-City Valleycats in Troy, N.Y.  Josue Carreno (1-1, 3.24) is scheduled to start for the Tigers on Thursday.  He will be opposed by Thomas Shirley (0-0, 0.00) of the Valleycats.