CBN POW, Week I: Jamie Romak

1B Jamie Romak (London, Ont.) the former London Badgers slugger, had a week to  remember for triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas to earn POW honours.

1B Jamie Romak (London, Ont.) the former London Badgers slugger, had a week to  remember for triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas to earn POW honours.

By George Farelli
Canadian Baseball Network

Whoof! Whoof!

Jamie Romak is fitting in with the El Paso Chihuahuas.

In fact, one week into the season, he's the Big Dawg.

After spending last season in Japan, Romak (London, Ont.) agreed to sign with the San Diego Padres and assigned to triple-A El Paso.

The former London Badgers star drafted by Lonnie Goldberg of the Atlanta Braves in the fourth round in 2003, hit 27 homers and knocked in 100 runs in 2015 for the triple-A Reno Aces.

Romak had the best week to earn Canadian Baseball Network Canadian minor leaguer of the week for Week I. How the week that was went for Romak as he ...

_ Was hitless opening night playing first base in an 8-1 win over the Las Vegas 51s before 9,761 fans at Southwest University Park. 

_ Went 3-for-4 with a run scored in a 4-2 loss to Las Vegas before 8,131 fans.

_ Playing first base he twice homered off Donovan Hand of the Las Vegas 51s before 8,451 fans at Southwest University Park. Romak took Hand deep in the first with a solo homer and again in the third as he went 2-for-3 with a walk. 

_ Was 2-for-3 with a double and a homer knocking in two runs as El Paso beat Vegas 7-2 before 7,642 fans. Romak hit a solo homer facing Sean Gilmartin in the second and doubled off reliever Logan Taylor. 

_ Was hitless in a 2-0 loss to El Paso.

Romak hit .389 (7-for-18) with three homers and four RBIs. He has 203 career homers in the minors, including 76 at triple-A. The corner infielder was promoted to the Los Angeles Dodgers from Albuquerque by then general manager Ned Colletti and played 15 games. The next year he was with the Arizona Diamondbacks for 12 games. 

Best performances
Hitting
Player / Class / Team    AB    R    H    HR    RBI    AVG

Jamie Romak - AAA El Paso    18    6    7    3    4    .389
Matt Hague - AAA Rochester    21    -    8    -    2    .381
Vladimir Guerrero - A Lansing    16    5    6    1    2    .375
Jim Adduci - AAA Toledo    16    -    6    -    2    .375
Connor Panas - A Dunedin    12    2    4    1    2    .333
Chris Shaw - A Delmarva    25    3    8    2    5    .320
Jordan Procyshen - AA Portland    10    1    3    1    4    .300
(Minimum 10 AB’s required)                    
 
Pitching  
MIKE SOROKA RHP - AA MISSISSIPPI BRAVES
APP  IP  H  R  ER  BB  K  W-L  SV  WHIP  WK ERA

1   5.0  2   -   -    -    7   1-0   -    0.40    0.00
Soroka made an excellent start in his pro debut at the Double A level on April 10th, in a 7-4 win over the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp. He threw five strong scoreless innings, gave up only two base hits, while striking out seven Jacksonville hitters to earn the win. 
 
NICK PIVETTA  RHP - AAA LEHIGH VALLEY IRON PIGS
APP  IP  H  R  ER  BB  K  W-L  SV  WHIP  WK ERA

1   6.0  3   2   1    -   8   1-0   -    0.50    0.00
Picking up where he left off in his outstanding 2016 season, Pivetta began this year with another great outing. On April 9th in a 5-2 victory over Pawtucket Red Sox he tossed six innings, surrendered three base hits and one earned run while striking out eight Red Sox batters, to pick up his first win of the new season.
 
CAL QUANTRILL  RHP - A LAKE ELSINORE STORM
APP  IP  H  R  ER  BB  K  W-L  SV  WHIP  WK ERA

1   5.0  2   1   1    1   7   1-0   -    0.60    1.80
On April 7th in an 8-2 win over Modesto Nuts, Quantrill’s fine outing demonstrated that he could be in for an excellent season. In this game he pitched five innings, gave up only two base hits and one earned run, while striking out seven Modesto batters to pick up his first win of the new season.

Moves and Transactions
(Since April 1st, 2017)

LHP Andrew Albers (North Battleford, Sask.) - Moved by Atlanta Braves to Rookie Class Danville Braves from Triple A Gwinnett Braves.
 
LHP Connor Lillis-White (Toronto, Ont.) - Moved by the Los Angeles Angels to Rookie Class AZL Angels from Single A Inland Empire 66’ers.
 
LHP Ryan Kellogg (Whitby, Ont.) - Placed on Disabled List by Chicago Cubs at Single A Myrtle Beach Pelicans.
 
C  Kellin Deglan (Langley, BC) - Placed on Disabled List by Texas Rangers at Double A Trenton Thunder.
 
C  Maxx Tissenbaum (Toronto, Ont.) - Released by the Colorado Rockies.

 
1B Jordan Lennerton (Langley, BC) - Released by Quebec Capitales IND Can Am League.
 
RHP Michael Soroka (Calgary, Alta.) - Activated by Atlanta Braves at Double A Mississippi Braves.
 
LHP Travis Seabrooke (Peterborough, Ont.) - Activated by Baltimore Orioles at Single A Delmarva Shorebirds.
 
C  Chris Shaw (Winnipeg, Man.) - Activated by Baltimore Orioles at Single A Delmarva Shorebirds.
 
C  Jordan Procyshen (Calgary, Alta.) - Activated by Boston Red Sox at Double A Portland Sea Dogs.
 

OF Cole Bauml (Meunster, Sask.) - Activated by the Detroit Tigers at Single A West Michigan Whitecaps.
 
SS Daniel Pinero (Toronto, ON) - Activated by the Detroit Tigers at Single A West Michigan Whitecaps.
 
OF Jacob Robson (Windsor, Ont.) - Activated by the Detroit Tigers at Single A West Michigan Whitecaps.
 
RHP Jared Mortensen (Abbotsford, BC) - Activated by the Houston Astros at Triple A Fresno Grizzlies.
 
RHP Jon Fitzsimmons (London, Ont.) - Activated by Los Angeles Angels at Double A Mobile Bay Bears.
 

C  Dustin Houle (Penticton, BC) - Activated by the Milwaukee Brewers at Double A Biloxi Shuckers.
 
OF Demi Orimoloye (Orleans, Ont.) - Activated by the Milwaukee Brewers at Single A Clinton LumberKings.
 
OF Brett Siddall (Windsor, ON) - Activated by Oakland A’s at Single A Stocton Ports.
 
3B Eric Wood (Pickering, Ont.) - Activated by Pittsburgh Pirates at Triple A Indianapolis Indians.
 
OF Jamie Romak (London, Ont.) - Activated by the San Diego Padres at Triple A El Paso Chihuahuas.
 

1B T.J. Bennett (Lethbridge, Alta.) - Activated by San Francisco Giants at Double A Richmond Flying Squirrels.
 
RHP Dylan Rheault (Garson, Ont.) - Activated by San Francisco Giants at Single A San Jose Giants.
 
OF Tyler O’Neill (Maple Ridge, BC) - Activated by the Seattle Mariners at Triple A Tacoma Rainiers.
 
OF Gareth Morgan (Toronto, Ont.) - Activated by the Seattle Mariners at Single A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.
 
LHP Andrew Case (St. John, NB) - Activated by Toronto Blue Jays at Single A Dunedin Blue Jays.
 

INF Connor Panas (Toronto, Ont.) - Activated by Toronto Blue Jays at Single A Dunedin Blue Jays.
 
C  Mike Reeves (Peterborough, Ont.) - Activated by Toronto Blue Jays at Single A Dunedin Blue Jays.
 
RHP Jordan Romano (Markham, Ont.) - Activated by Toronto Blue Jays at Single A Dunedin Blue Jays.
 
RHP Tom Robson (Ladner, BC) - Activated by Toronto Blue Jays at Single A Dunedin Blue Jays.
 
3B Vladimir Guerrero (Montreal, Que.) - Activated by Toronto Blue Jays at Single A Lansing Lugnuts.