The Minor League Game of the Week


Garret Anderson (pictured) and Maicer Izturis were in the lineup on rehab assignment July 1 when the Quakes hosted Lancaster.

July 1, 2007 — The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes slug it out with the Lancaster Jethawks at The Epicenter.

Lancaster was the California League’s top offense in 2007. They scored 1,081 runs in 140 games — that’s 7.7 runs per game, and 206 more than the second highest, Lake Elsinore. That number was helped, naturally, by playing in their high-octane high-desert ballpark, Clear Channel Stadium (formerly known as The Hangar). But those numbers are just so far beyond anyone else that you have to give their offense some credit, and they certainly brought their bats this day to The Epicenter.

The Quakes brought their own bats too, led by catcher Ben Johnson, who hits two homers and a double. Outfielder Chris Pettit, recently promoted from Cedar Rapids and in the middle of a standout season that will earn him the Angels minor league player of the year award, also homers.

On the mound for Rancho Cucamonga is Tim Schoeninger, making his Cal League debut after an outstanding first half with Cedar Rapids. Also in the lineup for the Quakes are Angels players Garret Anderson and Maicer Izturis, making rehab appearances.

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