Minor League Update: May 31

Monday, May 31 2004 @ 09:52 AM EDT

Contributed by: Gerry

Three of the Jays minor league teams fail to win a game for the second straight day. Jesse Harper pitched well again for Dunedin. Francisco Rosario blew up good with a sore arm and Josh Banks has been promoted to AA. Chris Woodward and Justin Speier have been added to the Dunedin roster.

Syracuse 9 Durham 11

Memorial Day weekend saw the opening of the disaster movie "The end of the world". Chris Baker and Damian Moss made their own disaster movie yesterday allowing eighteen runs between them in a combined seven innings. Baker allowed a run in the first, but the Chiefs scored five in the second on four hits, two walks and two wild pitches. Jeff Guiel's three RBI triple was the big blow. Durham scored three in the bottom of the second but the Chiefs got those back in the top of the third thanks to a Gabe Gross triple and a home run from Noah Hall. In the bottom of the third Durham tallied five more runs on five hits and two Skychief errors. Mike Smith relieved Baker and gave up a two run home run in the fourth to make it 11-8 for Durham. Baker had the worst start of the year by a Jays pitcher, nine runs and nine hits allowed in 2.2 innings.

Bob File continued his strong play with 2.1 innings of perfect relief.

Russ Adams was 0-4 with an error. Gabe Gross went 1-4 with a walk. The offensive leader was Noah Hall 4-5 with a triple, a home run, three runs and two RBI's.

Game Story

Portland 8 New Hampshire 5

Francisco Rosario had more bicep soreness in his start yesterday. There was no news of it before the game but manager Mike Basso was surprised when he heard about it after Portland has three runs on the board after twelve pitches. Basso said that Rosario's english is not too good but there was no sign of trouble in the bullpen. Ryan Houston came on in long relief and allowed four more runs in 4.2 innings. Meanwhile Abe Alvarez had a perfect game going for Portland through five innings. In the sixth Danny Solano doubled in two runs. NH added three more late runs to make the score closer than the game was.

Danny Solano was 2-4 with three RBI's. Aaron Hill went 0-3 with a walk.

Game Story

Josh Banks has been promoted due to an injury to Derek Lee. Will he ever see A ball again?

Tampa 1 Dunedin 7

Jesse Harper had his usual efficient start, five innings, five hits, no walks, one run and five K's. Dunedin scored three in the bottom of the first. Carlo Cota hit a solo home run. Miguel Negron singled, Raul Tablado doubled and Jason Waugh singled him in. The score remained at 3-1 for most of the game. After Harper left, Andy Torres and Bubbie Buzachero faced one hitter over the minimum in the final four innings. Dunedin added four insurance runs in the eighth.

Tablado was the hitting star for the second straight game, 3-4, two doubles, two runs and two RBI's. Gregg Raymundo also had three hits.

Tracey Thorpe update

Justin Speier and Chris Woodward have been added to the Dunedin roster on rehab assignments.

Charleston 1 Lake County 8

Justin James was not at his sharpest yesterday. Lake County scored in the second on two hits and a hit batsman. In the fifth they added three more on three hits, a walk, a wild pitch and a passed ball. Charleston had only four hits in the game. Robinson Diaz hit a homerun in the ninth to break up the shutout.

James line was 4.2 8 4 4 1 2. Diaz had two of the Cats four hits. Ryan Roberts went 0-3 with a walk.

Game Story

Our Three-Star Selection

The 3rd Star: Jesse Harper, the only strong staring pitcher on the day
The 2nd Star: Noah Hall 4-5 with a triple and a home run
The 1st Star: Raul Tablado, 3-4 with two doubles, two runs and two RBI's.


Syracuse were 3-4 on the week and their record now is 21-30. Syracuse are nine behind Scranton
New Hampshire 2-4 for the week and are 26-22, five games back of Binghamton.
Dunedin 29-24, one game behind Tampa. Dunedin were 4-3 for the week.
Charleston have sole possession of first place with a 31-18 record. They were 3-3 for the week.

Combined the Jays minor league teams were 12-14 for the week and their record is 107-94, a .532 winning percentage.