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Minor-league action in the Toronto system last night saw Pulaski playing their season opener and putting on a show, while Auburn won a close one in their home opener. Meanwhile, the Syracuse bats were anemic and the New Hampshire pitchers were flammable. Dunedin and Charleston rested on the laurels of their first-half division titles.

Columbus 4 @ Syracuse 0

A solid outing from David Bush wasn't enough as the SkyChiefs were shut out by lefty Alex Graman and the Columbus Clippers. Dave went 7 innings, allowing 3 runs on 7 hits and a walk, striking out 6. All three runs off him came in the 7th, when Bush was whacked for a homer followed by three doubles. Talley Haines pitched the final 2 frames, allowing a solo home run and striking out 3.

RF Julius Matos was the only SkyChief with 2 hits, as the team tallied just 6 safeties and a solitary walk for the night. SS Russ Adams had a double to show for his 4 trips to the plate.

Boxscore - Recap - Post-Standard (AP)

New Hampshire 6 @ Bowie 9

The Fisher Cat bats were connecting with more authority than those of their AAA cousins, but 6 runs was not enough this night in Bowie. DH John-Ford Griffin launched a solo homer and also had a single in his four trips. 2B Dominic Rich recorded two base knocks; CF Justin Singleton had a double and a single; 3B Danny Solano had a double, a single, and a walk. SS Aaron Hill had a very rough night, going 0 for 5 and committing an error. He didn't strike out in any of his 5 plate appearances, the only Fisher Cat who didn't whiff.

The New Hampshire pitching was uniformly lousy. Ryan Houston, Andy Torres, and Brandon League were all roughed up, each allowing a homer and multiple earned runs.

Boxscore - Recap - Union-Leader

Dunedin - Off Day

Charleston - Off Day

Curveball2 tells us that Justin James, Shaun Marcum, Brian Reed, and Ryan Roberts have all been promoted to Dunedin. Congratulations!

Mahoning Valley 6 @ Auburn 7

Playing their home opener, the Doubledays battled it out with Mahoning Valley and held on for the win. Unfortunately, all we have at this writing is a line score. Auburn got off to a 2-0 lead with runs in the 1st and 3rd, but the Scrappers scored 5 times in the top of the 4th. Undeterred, the Doubledays fought back with 2 of their own in the bottom of the fourth, and went ahead with 3 runs in the 6th. Mahoning Valley made it tight by pushing a run across in the top of the 9th, but the home crowd went home happy. Each team totaled 10 hits on the night, and there were no errors in the game.

Update: The boxscore is now posted on the Doubledays website. 2B Mike Macaluso and RF Jarad Mangioni each reached base 3 times on 2 hits and a walk, with one of Macaluso's hits a triple. CF Aaron Mathews added 2 singles from the leadoff spot, and C David Corrente a single and a double. 2004 8th-rounder Chip Cannon went 0 for 3 as the DH, but he did reach base on a hit-by-pitch. 9th-rounder Joey Metropoulos played first base and went oh-fer, including 3 strikeouts.

Jordan Timm got the start for Auburn and went 3 scoreless innings, 4 hits, 4 strikeouts, no walks. Kristian Bell relieved in the 4th and was lit up for 5 runs, including a grand slam, while retiring just 2 batters. Jayson Rodriguez pitched an effective 2-2/3, and Chris Leonard made an encouraging appearance with 2-2/3 himself. Leonard allowed a run on 2 hits and 2 walks, but struck out 5.

Boxscore -

Bristol 3 @ Pulaski 11

The P-Jays opened the Low-A season with a bang, taking it to the Bristol White Sox 11-3 despite being out-hit 10 to 9. This sort of thing happens when you draw 7 walks. The biggest bats were those of CF Yuber Rodriguez (2 singles), DH Jon Chappell (single and double), and my pick for best name on the team, SS Eugenio Vancamper (2 doubles and a walk). RF Junior Chourio put an exclamation mark on the bat-around bottom of the first with a grand salami.

Yesson Berroa got the opening day start and was brilliant through 5 innings, conceding a single run on 5 hits and no walks while striking out 6. Raymon Sanchez, Adrian Martin, and Michael Rider each contributed a scoreless inning of relief. Derek Tate was nicked for 2 runs, 1 unearned, in his frame.

Boxscore -

Three-Star Selection!

The Third Star: Junior Chourio, Pulaski. Gotta respect the Slam.

The Second Star: Dave Bush, Syracuse. 7 innings, 6 Ks against 1 walk.

The First Star: John-Ford Griffin, New Hampshire. 2 hits including a homer.

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_MatO - Tuesday, June 22 2004 @ 09:37 AM EDT (#56265) #
I don't want to be an apologist for David Bush and I don't know where those doubles were hit but the CF for Syracuse last night was Stubby Clapp and the LF was Pond so the OF defense was a little suspect.
Mike Green - Tuesday, June 22 2004 @ 09:42 AM EDT (#56266) #
COMN for confirmation from the Charleston Daily Mail for the promotions of Marcum, Roberts, James and Reed. Apparently, their replacements in Charleston will be announced before game time tonight.
_Ryan01 - Tuesday, June 22 2004 @ 09:53 AM EDT (#56267) #
COMN for the Auburn Game story where you'll find out that two of the replacements heading to Charleston are Jermy Acey and Brad Mumma.
Gerry - Tuesday, June 22 2004 @ 09:59 AM EDT (#56268) #
Kurt Isenberg has been sent down to Charleston.

Jamie Vermilyea has been promoted to New Hampshire

Adam Peterson has been promoted to Toronto (See fisher cats web site)
Coach - Tuesday, June 22 2004 @ 10:05 AM EDT (#56269) #
COMN for the Peterson announcement, which features the biggest reason for the move, in my opinion:

He has faced 44 left handed batters and has only allowed 3 hits to them (.068 average).

Congratulations, Adam!
Mike Green - Tuesday, June 22 2004 @ 10:10 AM EDT (#56270) #
Jamie Vermilyea was scheduled to start in Dunedin tonight. I wonder who'll get the start in his place.

If someone had told me last June that Adam Peterson would be the first of the 2002 drafts to arrive in the bigs (ahead of Adams and Bush), I'd have dismissed it out of hand. Youneverknow.
_Marc - Tuesday, June 22 2004 @ 10:14 AM EDT (#56271) #
I am extremely surprised by the move of Peterson to Toronto... I hope he's ready... Any idea what the Jays have done to clear roster space and 40 man roster space? I hope they didn't remove another solid prospect like Jesse Harper.
_johnnnyS99 - Tuesday, June 22 2004 @ 10:17 AM EDT (#56272) #
I hope its Bobby Estella they remove from the roster. If worse comes to worse they can call up Quiroz when healthy for emergency purposes.
_johnnnyS99 - Tuesday, June 22 2004 @ 10:18 AM EDT (#56273) #
With Chulk, File, and Frasor performing, why the need for Peterson in Toronto? Wouldnt it make more sence to send him to AAA for a couple of appearanecs first?
_Moffatt - Tuesday, June 22 2004 @ 10:24 AM EDT (#56274) #
I've created a new thread with the roster moves. I'll update it when/if something new happens.
robertdudek - Tuesday, June 22 2004 @ 10:24 AM EDT (#56275) #
Wow! Looks like the Adam Peterson era has begun in Toronto.
_Marc - Tuesday, June 22 2004 @ 10:24 AM EDT (#56276) #
I would agree... Nakamura is back with the Jays too so their pen is packed with rookies... So much for all those much-hyped veteran relievers the Jays signed in the off season.

Perhaps the Jays have worked out a trade to send some off the 40 man roster for someone who doesn't need to be on it (Like when Detroit traded Jon Connolly to the Cubs for Felix Sanchez).

Anyone know which newspaper covers the Dunedin Jays?
_johnnnyS99 - Tuesday, June 22 2004 @ 10:26 AM EDT (#56277) #
Dunedin doesnt have much coverage, and dont have local paper online.
_JohnnyS99 - Tuesday, June 22 2004 @ 10:29 AM EDT (#56278) #
Still no boxscore for Auburn.
_Marc - Tuesday, June 22 2004 @ 10:29 AM EDT (#56279) #
Typical... I'm guessing a couple players added to the Auburn roster today may be Brian Hall and Casey Janssen, both of whom were signed a while ago but haven't appeared on a roster yet... Same goes for 1B/OF Adam Lind.
_Marc - Tuesday, June 22 2004 @ 10:40 AM EDT (#56280) #
Since Ryan Roberts has been promoted to Dunedin, I wouldn't be surprised to see Cota or Tablado head to New Hamp to play third, where they have been using utility/veteran Solano to fill in for the injured Cosby, who is likely out for the season.
_johnnnyS99 - Tuesday, June 22 2004 @ 10:47 AM EDT (#56281) #
Graig Badger, 5th year senoir still has not played as well. Im thinking the rosters are just too full, and maybe hall will get his chance now after Acey being called up.
Gerry - Tuesday, June 22 2004 @ 11:14 AM EDT (#56282) #
Correction to previous post re: Brian Reed. I have been told that Brian Reed has an average fastball, 88-90 mph. So he is not a full fledged soft tosser, but he does not have Adam Peterson's stuff either.
_MatO - Tuesday, June 22 2004 @ 11:28 AM EDT (#56283) #
I think Badger played for Pulaski last night.
_johnnnyS99 - Tuesday, June 22 2004 @ 11:45 AM EDT (#56284) #
If Brian Reed has an average fastball, he obviously does not have a legitimate shot as a closer, why dont they try to stretch this guy out?
_Ryan Day - Tuesday, June 22 2004 @ 12:44 PM EDT (#56285) #
Josh Hamilton Pt. II? The #1 pick overall in the draft has been arrested and suspended. COMN.
Coach - Tuesday, June 22 2004 @ 12:58 PM EDT (#56286) #
he obviously does not have a legitimate shot as a closer

Shall we call this your Keith Foulke theory, johnnnyS99, or the Trevor Hoffman principle? If a guy gets people out, he gets them out.

Why not trust career baseball people who have actually seen Brian Reed to decide how he can best help the organization? Just a thought.
_johnnnyS99 - Tuesday, June 22 2004 @ 01:06 PM EDT (#56287) #
Coach, history is still not on Brian Reeds side. Its very uncommon for soft tossers to be closer's. Also if you look at closers in the big leauges, a very good portion of them were not closers in the minors. He could be another Brian Smith, Jarrod Kingrey, if hes lucky maybe a Jordon Dejong who was challenged after rookie ball, and skipped Charleston.
_johnnnyS99 - Tuesday, June 22 2004 @ 01:09 PM EDT (#56288) #
"Why not trust career baseball people who have actually seen Brian Reed to decide how he can best help the organization? Just a thought."

I cant give my opinon? Isnt everyone on this board given their personal opinion on promotions, and how players can best help the organization? Alot of us like to play Dick Scot or JP on this site.
_johnnnyS99 - Tuesday, June 22 2004 @ 01:10 PM EDT (#56289) #
To tell you the truth, i would love to decide on player personal , if i had the chance Coach? lol
_Peter - Tuesday, June 22 2004 @ 02:53 PM EDT (#56290) #
This is supposed to be the minor league update thread and the particulars of last night's Auburn game have not yet been posted. Anyone?
Gerry - Tuesday, June 22 2004 @ 02:56 PM EDT (#56291) #
David Bush stats in 4 June starts:

26 2/3 IP; 29 hits; 1 walk; 1.13 WHIP. One walk in the equivalent of 3 games, that is pretty good.

24 K's; 1 walk, for a 24:1 K/BB ratio

3.01 ERA

He is almost ready!
_Jordan - Tuesday, June 22 2004 @ 03:23 PM EDT (#56292) #
This is supposed to be the minor league update thread and the particulars of last night's Auburn game have not yet been posted. Anyone?

This is indeed the minor-league update thread. And as soon as the details of last night's game are posted -- which are not now available at Minor-League, Baseball America, the Doubledays Home Page, the NY-Penn Peague Website or anywhere else I'm currently aware of -- then I'm sure someone will post them. Until then, chill.
_johnnnyS99 - Tuesday, June 22 2004 @ 03:26 PM EDT (#56293) #
A bunch of addicts here eh...!!
Mike Green - Tuesday, June 22 2004 @ 03:30 PM EDT (#56294) #
We aim to please, but the Auburn boxscore is unavailable. How 'bout the Syracuse Post-Standard game report? COMN. It sounds like Chris Leonard is dealing, and this is truly excellent news. With the pitching promotions from Charleston, there is need of replacements. Perhaps Leonard may be one of those in a little while.
_Marc - Tuesday, June 22 2004 @ 03:34 PM EDT (#56295) #
The Auburn boxscore is now available at the Doubledays' site...

Auburn	               AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	W	K
Aaron Mathews cf 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
Mike Macaluso 2b 4 1 2 0 1 0 2 1 0
Vincent Esposito 3b 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1
Joey Metropoulos 1b 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
Adam Lind lf 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 2
David Corrente c 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
Jarad Mangioni rf 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 1
Chip Cannon dh 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Jason Armstrong ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Totals 34 7 10 2 1 0 6 3 10

Auburn	                   IP	H	R	ER	BB	SO	HR	ERA
Jordan Timm 3.0 4 0 0 0 4 0 0.00
Kristian Bell 0.2 4 5 5 2 1 1 67.50
Jayson Rodriguez (W 1-0) 2.2 0 0 0 1 2 0 0.00
Chris Leonard (S 1) 2.2 2 1 1 2 5 0 1.93
Mike Green - Tuesday, June 22 2004 @ 04:14 PM EDT (#56296) #
Thanks, Marc. 5 strikeouts for Chris Leonard in 2.2 innings. Yes. Adam Lind in LF, Joey Metropolous at 1B and Chip Cannon DHing is an interesting distribution of the talent.
Mike Green - Tuesday, June 22 2004 @ 04:50 PM EDT (#56297) #
Attention: Minor League Posters. Please link to the boxscore in your comments rather than cutting and pasting it into the thread. To link easily, simply cut the HTML address for the box score and paste it into the Homepage section when you comment. The text of your comment can then be something like "COMN for the Auburn boxscore".

This will help us avoid potential infringements of copyright, and will make it easy to keep the boxscore in easy-to-read format.
_Finn McCool - Tuesday, June 22 2004 @ 07:28 PM EDT (#56298) #
Does anyone remember the link for all the minor league radio stations
Mike Green - Tuesday, June 22 2004 @ 07:53 PM EDT (#56299) #
Finn, the link for all the minor league radio stations is
_Finn McCool - Tuesday, June 22 2004 @ 07:58 PM EDT (#56300) #
Thanks for the link Mike
Mike Green - Tuesday, June 22 2004 @ 08:07 PM EDT (#56301) #
You're welcome.

Break up the Pulaski Infant Jays. After scoring 10 in their opener, they lead 6-0 after 2 innings.
_Finn McCool - Tuesday, June 22 2004 @ 08:15 PM EDT (#56302) #
New Hampshire made a trade today, Mike Logan has been traded to Cincinnati for a 27 year old pitcher ( sorry did not catch the name)who was pitching in AA. No word on where he is going to be sent, thought this trade can't help an all ready lame offense
_FisherCat Fan - Tuesday, June 22 2004 @ 09:20 PM EDT (#56303) #
It's Matt Logan (not Mike). They might not have a high team batting avg. but they are in second place. Have hit 4 HR's tonight.
Mike Green - Tuesday, June 22 2004 @ 09:23 PM EDT (#56304) #
And the P-Jays and the Doubledays each lead 11-0. Mercy rule time.
_Finn McCool - Tuesday, June 22 2004 @ 09:45 PM EDT (#56305) #
Great debut for Jamie Vermilyea in his first AA outing, he went 3.2 innings, he did not give up a hit or a walk and struck out 2 batters
_Tim - Tuesday, June 22 2004 @ 10:35 PM EDT (#56306) #
Pulaski won 19-2 tonight. Too bad they couldn't lend a few of those runs to the Jays!

Auburn 11 - 0

Charleston 3 - 1 winners over Hickory.

Dunedin and Syracuse lost.

N.H. is leading 8-2 in the ninth.
_Packjay - Tuesday, June 22 2004 @ 10:39 PM EDT (#56307) #
Brian Grant got the W for Pulaski. He is my sleeper to have a breakout year.
_johnnnyS99 - Tuesday, June 22 2004 @ 10:43 PM EDT (#56308) #
Brian Grant, was highly touted out of highschool, and suposedly has good stuff. I actually got his rookie card two years ago or so(upperdeck Prospect premiere), hoping he would be a sleeper.
Mike Green - Tuesday, June 22 2004 @ 10:58 PM EDT (#56309) #
Bizarre. Kurt Isenberg got the start for Dunedin despite the confirmation on the D-Jay website that he had been demoted to Charleston. He pitched very effectively. Ryan Roberts was at second and Carlo Cota at third. Raul Tablado did not play.

COMN for the boxscore.
_johnnnyS99 - Tuesday, June 22 2004 @ 11:04 PM EDT (#56310) #
Kurt Isenberg got the start? The boxscore has Shawn Marcum starting , 6 innings pitched , 1 earned run, 4k's.

Comn for the Charleston Boxscore. Jeremey Acey had 4 hits, Mastny, 7 shutout innings, 0 walks, 4 hits, and 7ks. With Mastny having the best numbers on the team, and bieng the oldest, im kinda curious why he was not promoted?
_Chris H - Wednesday, June 23 2004 @ 12:26 AM EDT (#56311) #
Looks like Ryan Klosterman has been signed...shows up in the Auburn lineup at DH...Cannon hits his first homer...
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