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In the absence of a Blue Jay game, the minor leagues were the focus last night. A revolving roster of Bauxites provided play by play on yesterday's minor league thread. The Daytona broadcast, through Jordan as scribe, provided a small town perspective on baseball. If any Bauxites are headed to Daytona we have the inside scoop on chicken wings and babes. What more do you need?

Scranton 10 Syracuse 2

Sean Douglass on the mound trying to register his first win in four starts and stem a three game losing streak for the Chiefs. Hope faded early in upstate New York. Douglass was gone after two, down 5-0. Josue Matos poured fuel on the fire and it was 8-0 after three. I know the Jays have high hopes for Douglass but it is hard to see why. In four starts Douglass has lasted 0.2, 2.2, 4.2 and now 2 innings. His ERA is 11.70.

Mike Smith returned from the DL to strike out the side in his one inning. Glenn Williams supplied the offense with a two run home run, his ninth. Alexis Rios, Simon Pond, and Gabe Gross each had two hits on the night. Russ Adams was 0-4. Rios has his average up to .295, another 2-4 night would make him a .300 hitter.

Matt Michael asks whats wrong with Douglass?

BTW last night was "Friends" night at the park. If your name was Monica, Chandler, etc. you could score a free ticket. Even though the game was a blowout it was probably less painful than the TV show.

New Hampshire 2 Reading 3

This game was decided in the bottom of the ninth, and not the way we hoped. Derek Lee was efficient, going 5.2 innings and allowing two runs to Reading. New Hampshire took the lead in the fourth inning. Back to back doubles by John Ford Griffin and Matt Logan gave the Cats a brief lead.

The Cats tied it in the seventh. Aaron Hill singled, went to third on a hit by Jose Umbria and scored on a sac fly by Mikael Jova.

Brandon League, finished the sixth and pitched the seventh allowing one hit and a walk but no runs. Dan Jackson breezed through the eighth but gave up three hits in the ninth to lose the game.

Dominic Rich was 2-4; Aaron Hill was 2-3 with a walk; and Jose Umbria was 3-4. Tyrell Godwin cooled off at 0-4.

Dunedin 1 Daytona 11

Kurt Isenberg started. The combination of poor defense and the long ball ended his night after 4 innings with the score 5-0 Daytona. Chad Pleiness came on in (non) relief and did not register an out. Three hits and a walk made the score 10-0 after five and the night was over. Dunedin registered a consolation run in the sixth on a sac fly from Vito.

Carlo Cota had as many hits, two, as he had errors. Brad Hassey also had a couple of hits. Dunedin registered seven singles on the night, no XBH.

Hagerstown 6 Charleston 2

Charleston have now lost three in a row, their worst stretch of the year.

Danny Core, Charleston's opening day starter, took to the hill for the Alley Cats. Core was solidly average in this start, leaving one out short of a quality start. In his 5.2 innings Core allowed three runs on six hits and two walks. Hagerstown scored a run in each of the second, third and sixth innings.

Charleston scored in the first inning, Ryan Roberts singled and was driven home by Clint Johnston. That was it for the Cats until the bottom of the ninth. Brian Patrick walked and scored on a sac fly from Juan Peralta. Charleston had seven hits on the day, Mike Galloway was the only hitter with two to keep his average over .300.

Yesterday was a 10:35 am school day game. The students were instructed about the dangers of tobacco abuse before the game. Then they watched the ballplayers chew and spit their way through nine innings.

The WV Gazette has the details
The Daily Mail explains why Hagerstown are doing so well right now
Jack Bogaczyk looks at Cats pitching coach Tom Bradley

Our Three-Star Selection

On a night when no minor league team won, the hitters get recognition for their losing efforts.

The 3rd Star: Glenn Williams, home run number nine to stay tied for the league lead
The 2nd Star: Aaron Hill, the subject of a Box interview yesterday, went 2-3 with a walk and a run scored
The 1st Star: Alexis Rios, hit the ball hard and was 2-4

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_Ducey - Friday, May 07 2004 @ 10:29 AM EDT (#67198) #
Then they watched the ballplayers chew and spit their way through nine innings.

Didn't they outlaw tobacco in the minors?
Gerry - Friday, May 07 2004 @ 10:47 AM EDT (#67199) #
Didn't they outlaw tobacco in the minors?

When we were in Erie there was a lot of spitting going on. Maybe they outlawed it in games?
_Jim Acker - Friday, May 07 2004 @ 11:05 AM EDT (#67200) #
"Aaron Hill, the subject of a Box interview yesterday, went 2-3 with a walk and a run scored"

Is that a little Batter's box karma for the kid?
robertdudek - Friday, May 07 2004 @ 11:30 AM EDT (#67201) #
Here's the sked for today:

AAA: 6:00 PM Scranton (Ed Yarnall) v Syracuse (Josh Towers)
AA: 6:35 PM Reading (Keith Bucktrot) v New Hampshire (Derek Lee)
A+: 7:00 PM Dunedin (Neomar Flores) v Dayton (Jon Connolly)
A: 6:05 PM Hagerstown (TBA) v Charleston (TBA)

I'll be at the Dome tonight, but perhaps our posse of minor league mavens will be around to report on these games (happening nearly simultaneously). All should be available on internet radio (the Dunedin game from the Dayton Cubs broadcast; the Charleston from the Hagerstown broadcast).
_John Neary - Friday, May 07 2004 @ 11:51 AM EDT (#67202) #
Aaron Hill has been on a bit of a hot streak recently. After an 0 for 4 game on May 1st to drop his average to .197, he's gone 7 for 16 with a double and four walks in his last five games. His batting line has improved to .244/.379/.268; the power outage (2 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR) is rather inexplicable.
_Ducey - Friday, May 07 2004 @ 11:56 AM EDT (#67203) #
AA: 6:35 PM Reading (Keith Bucktrot) v New Hampshire (Derek Lee)

Lee pitched last night. Who will go tonight then?
Mike Green - Friday, May 07 2004 @ 12:22 PM EDT (#67204) #
Cam Reimers hurls for NH.

I can do from 6:00 to 7:30 tonight, which means either Syracuse or Charleston.
_Rob - Friday, May 07 2004 @ 02:14 PM EDT (#67205) #
I'll take the Fisher Cats at 6:35.
_Rob - Friday, May 07 2004 @ 02:22 PM EDT (#67206) #
Check that. I can take the AA game until 9:00, but it would probably be over by then anyway.
_Dylan B - Friday, May 07 2004 @ 03:14 PM EDT (#67207) #
I haven't seen this mentioned anywhere on here, but according to Yahoo Sports, Bruce Chen has been traded to the Orioles. It looks to be for future considerations, because it doesn't show anyone going back to Toronto.
_David Armitage - Friday, May 07 2004 @ 03:43 PM EDT (#67208) #
After last night's game, seeing this story seems all that stranger today:

Daytona Cubs To Give Away Custom Funeral
_Rob - Friday, May 07 2004 @ 03:46 PM EDT (#67209) #
I think I just confused things up there...let me restate. :)

I will listen to and provide play-by-play for the New Hampshire game tonight, until just before 9:00. If the game is still going on at 9, someone else can take over.
Mike Green - Friday, May 07 2004 @ 03:59 PM EDT (#67210) #
Thanks, David for the link. Getting buried in a vat of beer in Daytona seems perfectly consistent with what Jordan and I heard last night. Some people like Cadillacs, some people like Coors, what can I say?
Craig B - Friday, May 07 2004 @ 04:26 PM EDT (#67211) #
Mike Green - Friday, May 07 2004 @ 04:58 PM EDT (#67212) #
So far, it's Rob and I. I'll take the Syracuse game, but hop in on the Charleston game from time to time, unless someone volunteers.
_Ducey - Friday, May 07 2004 @ 05:05 PM EDT (#67213) #
The Ottawa Lynx today announced another move that will strengthen their pitching staff

I think Syracuse just strenghtened theirs too
Mike Green - Friday, May 07 2004 @ 06:04 PM EDT (#67214) #
First pitch in Syracuse at 5:58. Towers on the mound.
_Rob - Friday, May 07 2004 @ 06:11 PM EDT (#67215) #
AA pitchers for today's 6:35 start: Cam Reimers (3-0) vs Franklin Perez (2-1).
Mike Green - Friday, May 07 2004 @ 06:16 PM EDT (#67216) #
Top 1 for Scranton: Budzinski lines a single to centerfield. Osuna flies out to Rios in right. A wild pitch advances Budzinski to second. Chase Uttley drops a single in front of Simon Pond in left, as Budzinski comes around to score. Lou Collier flies out to center and Rushford strikes out. 1-0 Red Barons.

Syracuse defensively: Pond, Hall and Rios in the OF, Williams, Adams, Sequea and Fagan around the infield with Chiaffreddo catching.
Mike Green - Friday, May 07 2004 @ 06:20 PM EDT (#67217) #
Bottom of 1: Adams flies out to left, Fagan grounds out to short and Rios grounds out to third. Hardly made the pitcher work either.
_Ducey - Friday, May 07 2004 @ 06:21 PM EDT (#67218) #
Given pitching coach Rick Adair's comments on a recent thread, it will be interesting to see whether the changes to Reimer's delivery will be apparent tonight. (Whether he pitches tall or short) Not sure how you tell this on the radio ... maybe better velocity or a few more K's than normal?
_Rob - Friday, May 07 2004 @ 06:26 PM EDT (#67219) #
I'll keep a K count for Reimer tonight, but other than that, there's not much I can get from the radio. He's got a 7:11 BB:K ratio in 24 and a third innings so far this season.
Mike Green - Friday, May 07 2004 @ 06:27 PM EDT (#67220) #
Top of 2: Towers cruises. Ground ball to short, ground ball to third, ground single between short and third and a strikeout of Anderson Machado (just up from single A Clearwater where he hit .227). The announcers say that you should never trust someone with two last names.
Mike Green - Friday, May 07 2004 @ 06:33 PM EDT (#67221) #
Bottom 2: Six up and six down for Scranton southpaw Ed Yarnall. Pond fouls out to Collier at third and Williams and Sequea strike out. Sequea works the count a bit.
_Rob - Friday, May 07 2004 @ 06:38 PM EDT (#67222) #
Oops, my bad -- today's AA game isn't until 7:05 tonight.
Mike Green - Friday, May 07 2004 @ 06:46 PM EDT (#67223) #
Top 3 in Syracuse: Small ball strikes again. Budzinski singles. Osuna grounds into a fielders choice 6-4. Osuna attempts a steal, the throw is perfect and has Osuna beat, but Adams drops the ball. A couple of pitches later, Towers throws a short wild pitch. Chiaffreddo picks it up, but his throw to third short-hops Glenn Williams and goes into left. Osuna scores. Uttley strikes out and Collier flies out to center. 2-0 Scranton.
Mike Green - Friday, May 07 2004 @ 06:51 PM EDT (#67224) #
Bottom 3 in Syracuse: Gabe Gross grounds out to second, Chiaffredo grounds out to short and Noah Hall flies out to center. Nine up, nine down. I think I'll check out Charleston for a bit.
Mike Green - Friday, May 07 2004 @ 06:54 PM EDT (#67225) #
Justin James is pitching for Charleston in the third and seems to be cruising- 3 baserunners over 3 innings. Scranton went out quietly in the top of 4, after an inning-ending double play.
Mike Green - Friday, May 07 2004 @ 06:57 PM EDT (#67226) #
Bottom 4 in Syracuse: 12 up, 12 down. Adams grounds out, Fagan flies to left and Rios strikes out.
_Rob - Friday, May 07 2004 @ 07:01 PM EDT (#67227) #
Are you listening to both games at once, Mike? Dunedin in the left speaker, Syracuse in the right? :)
Mike Green - Friday, May 07 2004 @ 07:08 PM EDT (#67228) #
No, Rob, although I do have a couple of computers here, so I could theoretically do it, but believe it or not, I'm also working...

Top 5 in Syracuse: Hinch grounded out to short, and Adams made a nice play coming in. Machado flied out to left. Budzinski, who is 3 for 3, singled to left, and advanced to second on a passed ball. Osuna flew out to center. 2-0 Scranton after 4 and 1/2.
Mike Green - Friday, May 07 2004 @ 07:09 PM EDT (#67229) #
Simon Pond doubles down the left-field line to end the perfect game try.
_Rob - Friday, May 07 2004 @ 07:20 PM EDT (#67230) #
NH Lineup: Godwin 7, Clapp 5, Rich 4, Griffin DH, Logan 3, Hill 6, Jova 9 Umbria 2, Singleton 8

AA - Top 1st:

First pitch by Perez at 7:06 pm ET...
...and Godwin singles to left on it.
Stubby Clapp strokes the 1-2 pitch to centre. It goes off the wall for a double, Godwin to third.
Rich made an out somehow. The feed cut out, and all I heard was bad jazz music for three minutes. Runners still at 2nd and 3rd, one out.
JFG up, and he walks. They're loaded.
Logan hits it to left, and two runners score. 2-0 Fisher Cats, now first and third with one out.
Hill grounds it to short, and it's booted. Griffin scores on the E-6 and Logan goes to third. 3-0.
Jova works the count full, and strikes out. Weird play coming up here: Hill steals second, but Logan tries to steal home and is caught, 1-4-2.

3-0 NH after the first half-inning.
Mike Green - Friday, May 07 2004 @ 07:24 PM EDT (#67231) #
Bottom of 5 in Syracuse: after Pond's double, Glenn Williams flies out (just under it) to left. Sequea and Gross walk. On a 3-1 pitch, Chiaffredo pops up. Noah Hall reaches first on an error by Lou Collier who bobbles a ground ball, as Pond scores. Adams flies out to center.

2-1 Scranton after 5.

I've got to go soon. Anbody able to pick it up after the 6th (20 minutes from now or so)?
Mike Green - Friday, May 07 2004 @ 07:25 PM EDT (#67232) #
Bob File in to pitch the sixth for the Sky Chiefs and strikes out Chase Uttley. Nice start.
_Rob - Friday, May 07 2004 @ 07:28 PM EDT (#67233) #
AA - Bottom 1st:

Fleming flew out to left.
Youngbauer strikes out looking.
Keene flies out to right.
Good start for Reimers, still 3-0 F-Cats.
_Rob - Friday, May 07 2004 @ 07:30 PM EDT (#67234) #
Mike: I don't know if anyone is actually following this thread, what with the Jays playing tonight. If I could do all 3 games at once, I would. :)
_Rob - Friday, May 07 2004 @ 07:34 PM EDT (#67235) #
AA - Top 2nd:

Umbria is frozen with a deuce, and he sits down after the K.
Singleton got out somehow, and the feed was out yet again, so I missed it.
Godwin grounded out to end the inning.
Still 3-0 NH.
Mike Green - Friday, May 07 2004 @ 07:37 PM EDT (#67236) #
Yeoman's work, Rob. One game is plenty..

Top of 6 in Syracuse: after the strikeout of Uttley, File is betrayed by his defence, but emerges after giving up only 1 run. Noah Hall drops a routine fly ball for an error; batter reaches first. Rushford hits a ground ball to third; the Chiefs try to turn the DP but Sequea hurls it into the dugout on the relay. Rushford ends up on 2nd. The next hitter Mark Smith hits a line drive to left. Pond drifts back, and then takes a few quick steps, but the ball lands over his head and short-hops the wall as Rushford scores. An infield single and a HBP follow, but File induces a ground ball to get out of the inning without further damage. 3-1 Scranton.
_Rob - Friday, May 07 2004 @ 07:41 PM EDT (#67237) #
AA -- Bottom 2nd:

Howard swings and misses three times in a row. One out.
Barker grounds it to Rich at second, two outs.
Deschaine grounds out to first.
2 K's for Reimers through 2, and it's still 3-0.
Cam's cruising.
Mike Green - Friday, May 07 2004 @ 07:46 PM EDT (#67238) #
Well, the broadcast of the Syracuse game cut out in the bottom of 6, and I've got to go.
_Rob - Friday, May 07 2004 @ 07:52 PM EDT (#67239) #
AA - Top 3rd:

Clapp whacks one right into the pitcher's glove. One out.
Again, the feed cuts out. I'm starting to hate this jazz music.
Anyway, Rich walked while I was rocking out to the easy listenin' stuff.
JFG swings and misses the 2-2 pitch. Two outs, man on first.
Logan walks, and now it's first and second.
Hill grounds out.
3-0, going to the bottom of the third.
_Rob - Friday, May 07 2004 @ 07:55 PM EDT (#67240) #
Anyone out there who can listen to the Syracuse game?
_Sneeps - Friday, May 07 2004 @ 07:58 PM EDT (#67241) #
Syracuse isn't too frustrating to listen to.

You can even hear it in the broadcasters voice. He seems to be down on the team.
_Rob - Friday, May 07 2004 @ 07:59 PM EDT (#67242) #
AA - Bottom 3rd:

Quintana flies out to DEEP left-centre field.
Gonzalez singles to right, through the hole. One on, one out.
Jacobsen singles to right. Gonzalez to third.
Fleming up, and a 6-4-3 DP.
3-0 F-Cats, now through three innings.

I'll check out the Syracuse game now.
_Rob - Friday, May 07 2004 @ 08:00 PM EDT (#67243) #
Sneeps, can you transcribe Syracuse's game?
_Rob - Friday, May 07 2004 @ 08:07 PM EDT (#67244) #
AA - Top 4th:

Lots of problems with this inning. I have no idea what happened (damn that jazz music) but no runs by the F-Cats. Still 3-0.
_Sneeps - Friday, May 07 2004 @ 08:07 PM EDT (#67245) #
Sorry I can't I don't have the time for that tonight.

If you can't do it I'm sure we'll survive. You do whatcha gotta do.
_Rob - Friday, May 07 2004 @ 08:08 PM EDT (#67246) #
No problem, Sneeps. It's funny: we had 5 guys doing 3 games last night.
_Sneeps - Friday, May 07 2004 @ 08:12 PM EDT (#67247) #
Fagan just hit a 2 run dinger. 3-3 tie now, Rios comin up after the pitcher change.

ABC ya later.
_Rob - Friday, May 07 2004 @ 08:16 PM EDT (#67248) #
AA - Bottom 4th:

Youngbauer, 2-2 pitch, grounded to second. One out.
Keene hits the 2-0 to left, Godwin brings it in. Two away.
Howard strikes out. Another 1-2-3 for Reimers, 3 K's through 4

3-0 NH, and, unfortunately, now I have to go as well, earlier than I thought.
This means all the games are open, if anyone wants to summarize for us.
Gerry - Friday, May 07 2004 @ 08:33 PM EDT (#67249) #
Charleston are back on track, 9 runs and 15 hits after 7 inning sna d a 9-1 lead. No score change in other games.
_Sneeps - Friday, May 07 2004 @ 08:37 PM EDT (#67250) #
Is Dunedin not playing tonight?

Maybe they are rained out... all the other games in the FSL are underway though... hmm.
Mike Green - Friday, May 07 2004 @ 09:40 PM EDT (#67251) #
Syracuse lost 6-3 in 12 innings. Charleston won easily 9-2. Dunedin leads 6-5 in the 5th, and NH continues to lead 3-1.
robertdudek - Saturday, May 08 2004 @ 12:10 AM EDT (#67252) #
New Hampshire defeats Reading 6-1. Boxscore indicates that Aaron Hill hit his first dinger of the season! J-F hit his third and Matt Logan singled and walked twice.

Dunedin lost 7-6 in 10 innings. Tingler doubled and reached on HBP twice. Vito was an uncharacteristic 0 for 5.

Charleston walloped Hagerstown 9-2. Mike Galloway singled, homered, drove in 3. Clint Johnson had 3 hits including a double.

Syracuse lost in 12 innings, 6-3.
_John Neary - Saturday, May 08 2004 @ 01:32 AM EDT (#67253) #
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