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The farm affiliates won 3 of 4 on Saturday, with only New Hampshire ending up on the short end of the stick.

Charlotte 4 Syracuse 5

Stubby Clapp's run-scoring double in the 8th inning broke a 4-4 tie, as the Sky Chiefs defeated the Knights 5-4. Ryan Glynn started for Syracuse and went 3.2 innings, allowing 3 earned runs on 4 hits and 3 walks with 4 strikeouts. Talley Haines picked him up with 3.1 innings of 1 hit ball with 0 walks and 4 strikeouts, and left with the lead. Mark Lukasiewicz gave up a run in the eighth, but got the win courtesy of Stubby. Mike Nakamura pitched the ninth and gave up a hit and quickly took care of that by inducing a double play; he receipted for his first save. Russ Adams went 2-3 with a sacrifice bunt. Marvin Benard doubled and singled with 2 ribbies. Gabe Gross doubled and walked in 4 plate appearances, and Jeff Guiel hit a solo homer.

Box Score

Post-Standard game story

Today's game: Charlotte (Grilli) at Syracuse (Bush) at 6 p.m; listen live here

Portland 14 New Hampshire 6

The Sea Dogs scored 3 runs in the 1st inning, and 9 in the 3rd to take a 12-0 lead, and were never headed. Gustavo Chacin's statistics took a major beating: 2.1 innings, 10 earned runs on 7 hits and 6 walks, and 3 strikeouts. Jordan DeJong and Dan Jackson finished the game. Aaron Hill and Danny Solano doubled and singled in 4 plate appearances for the Fisher Cats. John-Ford Griffin doubled and walked.

Box Score

Fisher Cat website game story, click on "News"

New Hampshire Union-Leader game story

Today's game: New Hampshire (Ozias) at Portland (Smith) at 1 p.m; listen live here

Tampa 2 Dunedin 6

The Baby Jays scored 4 runs early and coasted to a 6-2 win behind the fine pitching of Ismael Ramirez and the hot bat of Raul Tablado. Justin Speier started and went a scoreless inning allowing 1 hit and striking out 1. Ramirez came on and went the next 7 innings and gave up 2 earned runs on 6 hits and 1 walks with 7 strikeouts. Bubbie Buzachero pitched a scoreless ninth, but did not strike out anybody. Tablado went 3-3 with a walk and drove in 2, and John Schneider hit a 2 run homer to lead the D-Jay offence. Chris Woodward doubled in 4 plate appearances, and Ron Davenport returned to the lineup and produced immediately with 2 hits.

Box Score

Dunedin Jays website game story

Dunedin is idle today.

Charleston 9 Kannapolis 2

The Alley-Cats fell behind early, but erupted for 9 runs in the 5th inning for the victory. Clint Johnson had a 3-run double and Mike Galloway hit a 3 run homer to cap the inning. Justin James went 5 innings, and gave up 2 runs, 1 unearned on his own error, on 5 hits and 1 walk with 5 strikeouts. Felix Romero pitched 2 very nice relief innings- 2 hits, no walks, 4 strikeouts. Marcos Sandoval and Brad Esarey mopped up. Eric Arnold had 3 hits and Johnston and Christian Snavely 2 each. Ryan Roberts went 1-3 and was lifted when the game got out of hand.

Box Score

Today's game: Charleston (Marcum) at Kannapolis (Haigwood) at 5:05 p.m.

Your three star selection
Third Star-Stubby Clapp for timely hitting for Syracuse
Second Star-Clint Johnson did the same for Charleston
First Star-Ismael Ramirez for fine "relief" pitching for Dunedin
Honourable Mention- Mike Galloway, Raul Tablado
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_goatboy - Sunday, June 06 2004 @ 11:11 AM EDT (#59944) #
BA is looking more like the national inquirer these days when it comes to who's going first over all in the upcoming draft. Only last week they were says the Padres had changed their minds and were going to take Steven Drew instead of Jered Weaver. Now they are suggesting some one else COMM
_Jim Acker - Sunday, June 06 2004 @ 12:29 PM EDT (#59945) #
Any word on when Quiroz is expected to start playing again?
_goatboy - Sunday, June 06 2004 @ 12:51 PM EDT (#59946) #
Guillermo Quiroz broke his hand on May 5, and at the time the jays said he would be out of the line up from 4 to 6 weeks
Mike Green - Sunday, June 06 2004 @ 06:39 PM EDT (#59947) #
A little BB Radio:

Bottom of 2 in Syracuse. It's 1-0 Sky Chiefs. Grilli pitching for Charlotte.

Noah Hall foul tips the 3rd strike into the catcher's mitt. Jeff Guiel strikes out looking. Stubby Clapp walks. Tim Laker (hey, now there's a blast from the past) singles up the middle. Russ Adams (who doubled and scored in the 1st) grounds out to the pitcher.

1-0 Syracuse after 2.
Mike Green - Sunday, June 06 2004 @ 06:47 PM EDT (#59948) #
Top of 3 in Syracuse:

David Bush has faced 6 batters through 2 innings. Mario Valenzuela grounds out to third. Ryan Hankins doubles on a line down the left-field line. Paz pops up to Stubby Clapp at second. Andres Torres (who struck out first time up)is hit by a pitch on the foot. Jeremy Reed (who also struck out first time up)lines a single to left to score Hankins, Torres to second. Bryant Nelson hits a ground ball to Stubby Clapp, who boots it. Andres Torres scores, and Jeremy Reed to third on the error. Next batter hits a grounder up the middle. Clapp makes a good play to get to it and step on the bag for the force out. Partial redemption for Stubby.

2-1 Charlotte after 2 and 1/2.
Mike Green - Sunday, June 06 2004 @ 06:53 PM EDT (#59949) #
Bottom of 3:

Shawn Fagan grounds out to Bobby Smith at short. Marvin Benard flies to Jeremy Reed in left. Glenn Williams lines out to Bobby Smith. 3 up, 3 down.

2-1 Charlotte after 3.
Mike Green - Sunday, June 06 2004 @ 06:59 PM EDT (#59950) #
Top of 4:

Joe Borchard up, count goes to 1 and 2, and the connection is lost. Now I'm listening to the Charlotte broadcast. Bobby Smith up and strikes out swinging, the fourth strikeout for Bush, all swinging on curves. Mario Valenzuela grounds out to first, and that's 3 outs (3 up, 3 down).
Mike Green - Sunday, June 06 2004 @ 07:05 PM EDT (#59951) #
Bottom of 4 in Syracuse:

Gabe Gross flies out to centerfield. Noah Hall grounds out to short. Jeff Guiel lines out to short.

2-1 Charlotte after 4.

On the out of town scoreboard, Charleston and Kannapolis are tied at 1 after 5. Portland defeated New Hampshire 7-2, with Aaron Hill's 4th homer the only bright spot for the F-Cats.
Mike Green - Sunday, June 06 2004 @ 07:12 PM EDT (#59952) #
Top of 5 in Syracuse:

Hankins lines a single to right-center. Paz flies out to Guiel in right. Andres Torres lines a single to right, Hankins to second. Jeremy Reed up. Well, here's a good test for Bush. Reed won the last battle in the 3rd inning. Count goes to 1-2 (including a loud foul deep to right), and the Charlotte connection drops. Ugh.

I've got to go.
_DaveInNYC - Sunday, June 06 2004 @ 07:24 PM EDT (#59953) #
The 'Chiefs tied the game at 2 as a Tim Whittaker RBI double plates Stubby Clapp.

Bush has pitched very well so far, only 1 earned run!
_DaveInNYC - Sunday, June 06 2004 @ 08:15 PM EDT (#59954) #
Nice play by Russ Adams in the top half of the 9th to get Joe Borchard, the potential tying run, at third base.

As it stands, runner on 1st and 2 outs in the top of the 9th.

_DaveInNYC - Sunday, June 06 2004 @ 08:17 PM EDT (#59955) #
After some nice work from Kevin Frederick, the game heads into the bottom of the 9th tied at 2.
_DaveInNYC - Sunday, June 06 2004 @ 08:27 PM EDT (#59956) #
With Hall at 2nd, Clapp on 1st, Whittaker singles to right field and Hall is waved him. The throw by Torres beats Hall home, but it seems Hall may have been safe.

Called out

2-2 Bottom 9
Russ Adams at the plate with runners on the corners and 2 outs
_goatboy - Sunday, June 06 2004 @ 09:19 PM EDT (#59957) #
Shawn Fagan gets a two out bases loaded single in the 11th inning to win the game for the skychiefs 4 to 3
Mike Green - Sunday, June 06 2004 @ 09:29 PM EDT (#59958) #
The perils of old age, and bad internet connections. Tim Laker was not acquired by Syracuse. It was Tim Whitaker all along.
_johnnnyS99 - Sunday, June 06 2004 @ 09:54 PM EDT (#59959) #
I overheard Jim Ridley, at the Hamilton Cardinals game today. He was talking to Travis Hubbell about the Visa situation, as Travis was just sent home fom a team in the Frontier league. Jim said, it should be resloved by Sept 1st.
_Tassle - Sunday, June 06 2004 @ 10:26 PM EDT (#59960) #
Is Raul Tablado a prospect?
I just have to ask because I don't know much about him, and he has been tearing up the FSL. How is his defense at 3B?
_Darren - Sunday, June 06 2004 @ 11:48 PM EDT (#59961) #
What's the deal with Dunedin closer Bubbie Buzachero. The guy tore up Auburn and is unhittable this year in High A. For a little closer he is doing alright for himself. His velocity has been around 95 mph and with good control and a killer hammer. His stock is starting to rise fast after coming out of college with a 1-5 record and sub-par numbers. He certainly has a chance to pitch in the big leagues. Watch out for this guy.
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