Minor League Update- May 23

Sunday, May 23 2004 @ 09:42 AM EDT

Contributed by: Mike Green

Only a bullpen hiccup in New Hampshire prevented an organizational sweep on Saturday.

Syracuse 5, Louisville 3

The Sky Chiefs came back from an early 3-0 deficit to defeat the Bats 5-3. Sean Douglass pitched six solid innings, allowing 3 earned runs on 7 hits and 2 walks with 8 strikeouts. Talley Haines and Bob File, with 2 innings of solid relief for the save, closed out the game. Glenn Williams homered and doubled to spark the Sky Chief offence, and Howie Clark and Jeff Guiel made key defensive plays to help Douglass. Russ Adams and Alex Rios went 1-4. Gabe Gross was 1-3 with a walk.

game story

Binghamton 7, New Hampshire 6

The Mets rallied from a 6-2 deficit with 2 runs in the seventh and 3 runs off Fisher Cat closer Adam Peterson in the ninth for a 7-6 victory. The Fisher Cats took an early lead on the strength of homers from Matt Logan, John-Ford Griffin and Aaron Hill. Derek Lee pitched six strong innings for the Fisher Cats, giving up 2 earned runs on 5 hits and 2 walks with 5 strikeouts. Jordan DeJong surrendered the 2 runs in the seventh, before Kevin Frederick bailed him out with 1 and 2/3 innings of fine relief, including 3 strikeouts. Peterson came on in the ninth, but he just did not have his best stuff or control, walking 2 and giving up three line drives, one of which was caught for a sacrifice fly. The Fisher Cats had golden opportunities to score in each of the last three innings but could not bring home runners from third with less than two out. Griffin was 2-3 with a walk and a sacrifice fly. Hill went 1-5. Tyrell Godwin reached base 4 times.

Game story

Dunedin 3, Fort Myers 1

Ron Davenport's 2 run double broke a 1-1 tie in the 7th inning and the D-Jay bullpen held on for the 3-1 victory. Kurt Isenberg pitched 6 effective innings, allowing one earned run on 3 hits and 2 walks, with 3 strikeouts. Tracy Thorpe and Bubie Buzachero each gave up 2 hits and struck out 2 in relief stints. Rodney Medina went 2-4. Jayce Tingler doubled, walked and struck out in 4 plate appearances. Vito Chiaravallotti did not play.


Charleston 7, Lexington 3

The Alley-Cats blasted to a 7-0 lead behind the surprising power of Juan Peralta and the solid pitching of Danny Core, and coasted to a 7-3 win. Peralta doubled, homered and had a sacrifice fly to drive in three and lead the Alley-Cat offence. Core pitched 7 shutout innings, allowing 4 hits and no walks, while striking out three. Joaquin Canizal gave up the three Lexington runs in the eighth, and Brian Reed pitched a perfect ninth with one strikeout. David Smith reached base 4 times in 5 plate appearances. Ryan Roberts had a walk in 5 plate appearances. Christian Snavely walked twice in 4 plate appearances, and Robinson Diaz had 2 hits. The Alley-Cats drew 8 walks in total.


Your three star selection
3rd star-John-ford Griffin, who provided sock for the Fisher Cats in a losing effort.
2nd star-Danny Core with seven shutout innings as the Alley-Cats widened their lead over second place Lexington
1st star-Juan Peralta, the pop in the Alley-Cat lineup last night.