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Syracuse had a big finish and David Bush had his second straight strong start.

Charlotte 3 Syracuse 4

David Bush had an excellent start last time out and he started strong against Charlotte retiring the first seven hitters. The Chiefs spotted him a run in the first. Russ Adams scored after leading off with a double. Bush ran into trouble in the third. A double, a HBP and a single tied the game. With two out Stubby Clapp made an error that allowed Charlotte to take the lead. Stubby Clapp made amends by walking to lead off the fifth and scoring on a double by Tim Whittaker.

After Bush completed his six innings the bullpens held both teams off the board until the eleventh. In the ninth Noah Hall was thrown out at home trying to win the game. Mike Smith came on to start the eleventh, but Russ Adams made an error and Smith allowed two hits to give Charlotte the lead. Charlotte closer Gary Majewski got the first two outs of the eleventh but then he hit Stubby Clapp with a pitch. Whittaker singled, and Adams walked to load the bases. Shawn Fagan singled on an 0-2 pitch to plate two and win the game.

David Bush allowed five hits and no walks in his six innings. Bush made two starts this week and allowed one earned run in twelve innings. Mike Nakamura pitched one inning in relief and Kevin Frederick pitched three scoreless innings to give Syracuse a chance to win.

Russ Adams was 1-4 with two walks. Gabe Gross went 1-5. The offensive leader was Tim Whittaker who was 4-5.

Game Story

New Hampshire 2 Portland 7

Portland struck quickly against Todd Ozias with three in the first. With two on and two out Dominic Rich made an error to score one and Jeff Bailey followed with a double to make it 3-0. Aaron Hill hit a home run in the sixth, but Portland got that run back in the bottom of the sixth. Justin Singleton tripled home Matt Logan in the seventh but John Ogiltree gave back two in the seventh.

Danny Solano was 3-4 and Aaron Hill was 2-4 with the homerun.

Dunedin - Day Off

Charleston 7 Kannapolis 2

Shaun Marcum started and Charleston had the hot bats yesterday. Five Alley Cats had multi hit games, Clint Johnston was the leader with three. The game was close until the sixth. Charleston scored three in the sixth and three more in the seventh to put it away.

Marcum's line was 6 5H 1 1 1BB 8K.

Game Story

Our Three-Star Selection

The 3rd Star: Kevin Frederick, recently promoted to AAA, Frederick's three shutout innings held Syracuse in the game long enough for them to win
The 2nd Star: Clint Johnston, 3-4 with a double, a walk, two runs and an RBI
The 1st Star: Tim Whittaker, 4-5 with q double and an RBI


Syracuse were 5-1 on the week and their record now is 26-31. Syracuse are eight games behind Scranton
New Hampshire, 2-5 for the week and are 28-27, six games back of Binghamton
Dunedin, 33-26, have tied Tampa for first place. Dunedin were 4-2 for the week.
Charleston have sole possession of first place with a 35-20 record. They were 4-2 for the week.

Combined the Jays minor league teams were 15-10 for the week and their record is 122-104, a .540 winning percentage.
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_stephen sc. - Monday, June 07 2004 @ 10:10 AM EDT (#59755) #
Am i the only one who would have liked to have seen David Bush called up yesterday to pitch in place of the injured Roy Halladay?

Syracuse is in town (Ottawa) on friday june 11th, and sat. june 12th. If everything falls according to plan, Bush should be pitching in one of those two games. Does anyone want to go see our prospects play?
_My Names not Ry - Monday, June 07 2004 @ 10:16 AM EDT (#59756) #
the problem is he isnt on the 40 man roster
_stephen sc - Monday, June 07 2004 @ 10:24 AM EDT (#59757) #
Oh, my mistake then, i thought he was added in the spring.
Gerry - Monday, June 07 2004 @ 10:40 AM EDT (#59758) #
Dunedin have added another player from extended spring training. Jordy Templet was a 17th round pick in 2003. He had a 1.04 ERA in eight games with Auburn.
_Jacko - Monday, June 07 2004 @ 11:24 AM EDT (#59759) #

Am i the only one who would have liked to have seen David Bush called up yesterday to pitch in place of the injured Roy Halladay?

Is Bush on the 40-man roster yet? I'm pretty sure he's not...
_JohnnyS99 - Monday, June 07 2004 @ 11:49 AM EDT (#59760) #
Nope, he was just drafted in 2002.
_MatO - Monday, June 07 2004 @ 11:51 AM EDT (#59761) #
Bush is not a 3 year pro yet so he doesn't have to be protected on the 40 man until after this year. To call him up you'd have to remove someone (ala Jesse Harper).
Gerry - Monday, June 07 2004 @ 11:53 AM EDT (#59762) #
Answering a couple of questions from yesterday's thread. Tablado was a fourth round pick of the Jays from high school in 2000. He just turned 22 in March. He has had a few OK years in the minors but this year he has been really hitting well, except for a month when he was on the DL. Tablado could get a mid season promotion as he is the best hitting prospect in Dunedin at the moment.

Buzachero was a 23rd round pick and the knock on him was his short size. I am not sure if Jason Frasor's success will help him but he has proved that size does not matter in the lower minors. I think we could see a three way promotion next week...

Peterson to AAA
Buzachero to AA
Reed to High A
Mike Green - Monday, June 07 2004 @ 06:27 PM EDT (#59763) #
Josh Banks starts for New Hampshire against Boof Bonser at 7:05 p.m. It'd be a great game for BBRadio. I'd love to do it, but I'm the chauffeur tonight.
_fisher cats rad - Monday, June 07 2004 @ 08:21 PM EDT (#59764) #
New Hampshire leads New Britain 2-1 bottom 4th. Aaron Hill homers in 3rd. Josh Banks lifted after 3.1 IP. He was hit with a ground ball in the third, and left with 1 out and the bases loaded in the 4th. Brandon League on to get a double play to end the inning.
Coach - Monday, June 07 2004 @ 08:42 PM EDT (#59765) #
Thanks, FCR. It might be quiet here tonight; many of us were on line all day following the draft, and there's this hockey game...
_fisher cats rad - Monday, June 07 2004 @ 09:04 PM EDT (#59766) #
Update from New Hampshire; Fisher Cats trail the Rock Cats 4-2. New Britain ripped three doubles in 5th off Brandon League...scored 3 in the inning.
_red - Monday, June 07 2004 @ 09:26 PM EDT (#59767) #
FCR, any word on Banks' injury? Where was he hit?
_Anders - Monday, June 07 2004 @ 09:44 PM EDT (#59768) #
An interesting bit from Peter King (the football writer from SI) on the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.

'There were 267 people at the Class AA game between the New Hampshire Fisher Cats and the New Britain Rock Cats last Tuesday night in Manchester, N.H. I know. I was one. And I counted. I laughed the next day when I saw the attendance listed in the box score as 1,503. Maybe they include season tickets if the holders aren't there, which, on a 49-degree raw night, would have been quite understandable. If not, then it's interesting how they inflate attendance figures even in the land of the free and the home of the first primary.

Speaking of primaries, my friendly beer vendor (by the way, the Fisher Cats have very gracious employees) told me there was quite a tempest before the Fisher Cats' first season as the Blue Jays' new AA affiliate. The team had just moved from New Haven, and the first proposed nickname was the Primaries. Get it? The New Hampshire Primaries. There would have been double mascots -- an elephant and a donkey. But animalistic heads prevailed, and a predatory cat indigenous to the Granite State was chosen instead.

One more note: Does anyone who reads this column know J.P. Ricciardi, the Toronto Blue Jays GM personally? If so, please tell him that ace baseball scout Peter King says New Hampshire's starter last Tuesday, the itinerant Todd Ozias, should be on the fast track to Class AAA Syracuse. Great changeup. I bet he got five strikeouts with the change.

COMN for the whole thing
_R Billie - Monday, June 07 2004 @ 10:59 PM EDT (#59769) #
Unless Josh ends up with a break or a bone bruise from being hit, hopefully it won't be anything too serious and he'll be back at it next start. Unless he was struck above the shoulders somewhere which seems unlikely on a groundball.

Second straight game where Aaron Hill was 2 for 4 with a homer and that pushes his AA average over .270. If he keeps it up the remainder of the year he should finish with a nice season after a slow start.
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