FUENTES' SWEET STREAK SOURS : SAN BERNARDINO 5, JETHAWKS 0.Byline: Chris Cocoles Daily News Staff Writer
Two of Brian Fuentes' more impressive streaks of 1998 evaporated at San Bernardino San Bernardino, city, United States
San Bernardino (săn bûr'nədē`nō), city (1990 pop. 164,164), seat of San Bernardino co., S Calif., at the foot of the San Bernardino Mts.; inc. 1854. Stadium Tuesday night.
The JetHawks left-hander had not permitted the San Bernardino Stampede to nick him for an earned run earned run
A run scored without the aid of an error, used in computing earned run averages.
Noun 1. earned run - a run that was not scored as the result of an error by the other team in 14 previous innings, but he allowed four. Also halted was a string of five starts with Fuentes completing at least six innings.
He couldn't get out of the third this time and the JetHawks never recovered, losing 5-0 to the host Stampede before a paid crowd of 2,861.
The JetHawks (74-61) missed a chance to reduce their magic number for clinching a Valley Division wild-card berth. It's still five after Modesto (73-62) beat High Desert 6-4 and crept back within a game with five left.
Fuentes (6-7) took into Tuesday's game a 2-0 record to go along with his perfect earned run average earned run average
n. Baseball Abbr. ERA
A measure of a pitcher's performance obtained by dividing the total of earned runs allowed by the total of innings pitched and multiplying by nine.
Noun 1. in three appearances against the Stampede.
After a 1-2-3 first, he allowed a run in the second and three more in the third before the 23-year-old's night ended.
``We just didn't think he had command,'' JetHawks manager Rick Burleson
Pepperdine product Paul Avery Paul Avery (1934 - December 10, 2000) was an American journalist best known for his involvement in the Zodiac Killer and Patricia Hearst cases.
He was born in Honolulu, the son of U.S. Navy officer. (1-0) of the Stampede tamed the California League's No. 1 hitting team. The left-hander limited the .285-batting JetHawks to just three hits and two walks over six shutout innings.
The JetHawks were coming off a stretch of 13 wins in their last 17 games, including three straight victories over Valley Division leader High Desert. The Stampede improved to just 53-82 overall.
``Maybe it was because of (Monday's off day) or a letdown after the big series,'' Burleson said. ``We have to pick it up.''
Stars named: Three JetHawks, first baseman Cirilo Cruz, designated hitter designated hitter
n. Baseball Abbr. DH
A player designated at the start of a game to bat instead of the pitcher in the lineup.
Noun 1. Brendan Kingman and second baseman Adonis Harrison (now at Double-A Orlando), were named to the California League's postseason All-Star roster.
Tonight's pitching matchup: JetHawks RH Jose Gonzalez (2-0, 2.63) vs. Stampede RH Maximo Regalado (3-2, 3.61); 7:05 at San Bernardino Stadium.
A big day:Robert Fick (Newbury Park High, CSUN CSUN California State University Northridge ) watched his great season get better Monday. Less than a week after he was tabbed by the Tigers' organization to attend the Arizona Fall League The Arizona Fall League is a minor league baseball league which operates during the fall in Arizona, United States at five spring training complexes. Structure
Each August, Major League Baseball clubs hold a position draft to determine the players who will go to Arizona. , the Double-A Jacksonville catcher hit two home runs and drove in all four RBI RBI
runs batted in
Noun 1. rbi - a run that is the result of the batter's performance; "he had more than 100 rbi last season"
run batted in in the Suns' 4-1 victory over Carolina, upping his average to .320 on the season.
Monday's top performances: Reliever Jim Bruske (Palmdale) made his first appearance for the Yankees' Triple-A Columbus team since last week's trade with the Padres, tossing 2-1/3 innings of four-hit ball in the Clippers' 4-3 loss to Indianapolis. . . . Single-A Johnson City shortstop Jack Wilson (Thousand Oaks) improved his average to .360 with two hits - including a triple - and an RBI in a 6-3 victory over Bristol. . . . Gary Matthews (Granada Hills) hit his sixth home run for Double-A Mobile.
- Patrick Hipes
BOX: MINOR-LEAGUE REPORT (see text)