Minor League Update: May 14

Friday, May 14 2004 @ 09:58 AM EDT

Contributed by: Gerry

The 13th of May was unlucky for Dustin McGowan and Blue Jay fans. In case you have not heard McGowan is out for the season with a torn ulnar collateral ligament. The Union Leader has the sorry details.

On the field Syracuse and New Hampshire extended their winning streaks while Dunedin and Charleston are still struggling.

Syracuse 4 Norfolk 2

Syracuse entered this game after a rest day and on a one game winning streak. Part time Blue Jay Josh Towers was on the mound. Towers showed that he can handle AAA hitters with a nice eight inning, two run appearance.

Syracuse scored first when the newest Blue Jay Simon Pond doubled and later scored on a Gabe Gross double play ball. Those were Gross's only outs on the night. Tomers allowed his two runs in the fourth to give Norfolk the lead. In the sixth Pond reached on an error and scored on a Glenn Williams single to tie the game. Gross's second double of the night put runners at second and third. A bloop from Noah Hall scored them both to give the Chiefs the lead.

Bob File pitched the ninth to record the save. Gabe Gross 3-4 with two doubles. Russ Adams was 0-5. Rios continued his tough streak with another 0-5. He is totally out of whack right now.

Game Story

New Hampshire 8 Trenton 3

Who needs Dustin McGowan? The Cats extended their winning streak to eight last night. Cameron Reimers continued his spell of fine pitching to get the win and move to 5-0 on the season. Reimers had a shaky start loading the bases with noone out in the first inning. He escaped that inning with just one run allowed. After loading the bases Reimers retired 18 out of the next 19 hitters before tiring in the seventh.

New Hampshire scored two in the top of the first. Aaron Hill and Mikael Jova each singled to drive in Dominic Rich and Danny Solano. Rich and Solano were on base again in the fifth and scored on a single by John Ford Griffin and a sac fly by Hill to give NH a 4-1 lead. In the seventh Hill singled and scored an a Jova home run. The Cats added two more runs and a tiring Reimers allowed two in the seventh. Reimers line for the night 6.1 IP, 6 H, 1 BB, 3 K, 3 R.

Hill, Jova and Justin Singleton each had three hits on the night, Rich had two. Hill's average is up to .280 now from .210 at the end of april.

Game Story

Clearwater 6 Dunedin 0

After four appearances with no runs allowed, Josh Banks has given up 3 and four runs in his last two starts. Banks pitched seven innings allowing eight hits, one walk and two runs, one of them unearned. Three of the hits allowed were to lead off the eighth before Banks was pulled. A strong outing for Banks was the only positive on the night. Dunedin could only get three hits on the night. Tracy Thorpe was roughed up in his inning after a number of good performances.

Charleston 1 Augusta 5

A similar story for Charleston who could only count seven hits last night. Robinson Diaz was the only hitter with two hits. Shaun Marcum pitched 5 innings allowing three runs on six hits and one walk. Davis Romero pitched 2.1 innings and gave up two runs.

Our Three-Star Selection

The 3rd Star: Cameron Reimers, a solid start
The 2nd Star: Mikael Jova, 3-5, one run and three RBI's
The 1st Star: Aaron Hill, 3-4, one run and two RBI's

Honourable mention goes to Dr. James Andrews. I hope he had his most successful TJ surgery ever yesterday. Also to Gabe Gross for his 3-4 day