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No perfect games to report today unfortunately, but the Pulaski Blue Jays pulled out a squeaker to keep their hopes alive for a perfect season! Five levels up, Guillermo Quiroz made a rather inauspicious return to action.

Also, Da Box gets a plug from John Habib of the Union Leader and New Hampshire Sunday News in a must read article about Mr. Perfect, Jamie Vermilyea.

Syracuse 2 Columbus 5

Guillermo Quiroz gets a free pass for his 0 for 4 night as he deserves a little time to shake off the rust. Most of us, Iím sure, are just happy to see him back. At the time of writing, the boxscore has Julius Matos as the starting pitcher. Thatís quite a feat considering he was also the starting 3rd baseman. Needless to say, Josue Matos was the real starter for Syracuse. The latter Matos struggled with his control as he walked 6 but only allowed 2 runs through 5 innings.

RBI singles from Julius and Simon Pond put the Skychiefs out in front early but Josue and the bullpen couldnít hold on. Mark Lukasiewicz was tagged with the loss. Pond and Jorge Sequea had two hits a piece, Gabe Gross singled and Russ Adams went 0 for 4.

Game story

New Hampshire 10 Bowie 5

A 6 run 8th inning vaulted the Fisher Cats into the lead as they continue to chase Binghamton in the Eastern Leagueís Northern Division. They trail by only half a game.

Things started out well for Josh Banks as he retired the first 9 batters he faced, but things went downhill from there. A single, walk and HR off of Banks in the 3 run fourth inning followed by a pair of runs in the 6th spelled the end for Banks. Though one of those runs was walked in by Jordan DeJong who failed to hold the inherited runner at second with a pair of two out walks.

Dominic Rich remains hot as he hit his 5th homer of the year along with a single in that 8th inning rally. Ty Godwin also homered, singled and walked. Aaron Hill went 1-4.

Game story

Dunedin 11 St. Lucie 1

Vince Perkins is back! In his second start after coming off the DL, Perkins worked through 5.2 innings giving up only an unearned run on 3 hits and 1 walk while punching out 5. Oh yeah, he also did this against one of the best offenses in the Florida State League in the St. Lucie Mets. Perkins was one of the Blue Jays fastest rising stocks a year ago and Iím sure the Jays would love to see him return to the path he was treading on not so long ago.

The offense exploded behind the bats of Carlo Cota and Ryan Roberts who both homered and reached base 3 times in total. Raul Tablado also reached base three times with 2 doubles and a walk. Chad Pleiness and Justin Maureau combined to shut out the Mets over the final 3.1 innings

Auburn 9 Mahoning Valley 6

10th rounder Brian Hall swatted his first homerun to spot the Doubledays three runs as they extended their winning streak to 5 games. Mike Macaluso went 3 for 3 including a leadoff double in the top of the ninth and came around to score the winning run. Closer Dewon Day finished off the bottom of the ninth for his fifth save

Game story

Burlington 2 Pulaski 3

Pulaski pulled their record to 9 wins and 0 losses on the young season with a 10th inning win. Shortstop Emmanuel Sena reportedly saved the day with a dazzling catch and heads up flip to second for the double play in the 10th to save at least one run. Sena also had two hits on the night. Charles Anderson narrowly missed a homerun in the bottom of the 10th, settling for a double, before coming around to score on a wild pitch to win the game.

Chi-Hung Cheng went another strong 5 innings giving up only 1 run. Michael Rider picked up the win.

Game story

Three-Star Selection!

The 3rd Star Mike Macaluso: 3 for 3 with the game winning run for Auburn.

The 2nd Star Vince Perkins: 5.2 innings, 3 hits, 1 walk, 5 K's.

The 1st Star Emmanuel Sena: Had two hits and a magnet in his glove.

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_Ryan01 - Wednesday, June 30 2004 @ 09:48 AM EDT (#54569) #
I took out the boxscores for the first three games since they won't work right now, but I'll throw them back up once The Sports Network's site is back up and running. Baseball America should have some of the box scores up if you just can't wait.
_JohnnyS99 - Wednesday, June 30 2004 @ 09:51 AM EDT (#54570) #
In the New Hampshire Article, they addressed Mike Snyder as Dan Snyder (Deceased Atlanta Thrashers Forward).
_JohnnyS99 - Wednesday, June 30 2004 @ 09:52 AM EDT (#54571) #
Still no Auburn stats on the BA website.
Mike Green - Wednesday, June 30 2004 @ 09:56 AM EDT (#54572) #
If you're itching to know more, Johnny, you can check out the comments under yesterday's minor league update. I did a few innings of BBRadio for the Auburn game. Brian Hall hit a 3 run homer to help bring the Doubledays back.

Props to James Pidutti, who is pitching very well for Pulaski. COMN.
_JohnnyS99 - Wednesday, June 30 2004 @ 10:11 AM EDT (#54573) #
coolio! Didnt one Ashford and Hetherington retire last year? I believe both were highly touted out of highschool, and were predicted to go much higher in the draft.
_MatO - Wednesday, June 30 2004 @ 10:30 AM EDT (#54574) #
I think it was Randy Braun who retired. He was picked in the 17th round in the 2002 draft. Hetherington is an Ash leftover 9th round 2001 who missed a whole year due to some sort of head injury. Does any know how Ashford was aquired and from where?
_Marc - Wednesday, June 30 2004 @ 10:32 AM EDT (#54575) #
That Pulaski box score is from Monday... all the box scores on that page are. The New York Penn league has all yesterday's scores but there is no box score for the Auburn game... all the others are there though. How come the Jays' short season teams are always screwed up and the others aren't?
Mike Green - Wednesday, June 30 2004 @ 10:57 AM EDT (#54576) #
Thanks, Marc for the correction.
_Jeff Geauvreau - Wednesday, June 30 2004 @ 11:00 AM EDT (#54577) #
Here is the Auburn winning game story from the Auburn Citizen newspaper.

Click on my name for story ( COMN ).
_Marc - Wednesday, June 30 2004 @ 11:06 AM EDT (#54578) #
Jon Ashford announced his retirement last year (according to BA) and spent 2003 on the inactive list, but apparently had a change of heart.
_JohnnyS99 - Wednesday, June 30 2004 @ 12:38 PM EDT (#54579) #
Thought so, Ashford is still young, so hopefully he can turn things around.
_mendocino - Wednesday, June 30 2004 @ 01:49 PM EDT (#54580) #
COMN (i think i got it right)

pulaski game article
_Ryan01 - Wednesday, June 30 2004 @ 02:27 PM EDT (#54581) #
Thanks Jeff and mendocino. Still nothing doing at TSN so we'll have to live with what's available for now.
_MatO - Wednesday, June 30 2004 @ 02:37 PM EDT (#54582) #
The Pulaski boxscore was up last night. From what I recall Cheng pitched 5 innings and gave up 5 hits and one run with no walks and 5 or 6 SO. He was followed by Martin for 2 IP with 4 SO.
_Kevin - Wednesday, June 30 2004 @ 03:07 PM EDT (#54583) #
You can hit Sports Network web site by IP address. That's working now.
_Kevin - Wednesday, June 30 2004 @ 03:09 PM EDT (#54584) #
Quiroz was activated for last night's game and Chiaffredo was removed from the active roster (at least on the website he was). Anyone know where Paul is headed?
Craig B - Wednesday, June 30 2004 @ 03:31 PM EDT (#54585) #
Mike Green - Wednesday, June 30 2004 @ 03:42 PM EDT (#54586) #
Nick Thomas hit his 3rd homer of the season for the P-Jays. He played well enough in Pulaski last year to merit a promotion, but the farm system is backed up at 1B/DH. I'd really like to see Cannon or Metropolous in Charleston before too long, so that Thomas gets tested.
Mike D - Wednesday, June 30 2004 @ 05:25 PM EDT (#54587) #
Well, that's a downer. Just when I was excited about seeing the first-place Doubledays in action in the New York City area...I check the schedule and their only games against both Brooklyn and Staten Island are back in Auburn.

Maybe next year...
Coach - Wednesday, June 30 2004 @ 05:34 PM EDT (#54588) #
Anyone know where Paul is headed?

Chiaffredo is going back to New Hampshire, where Valencia has been placed on the DL.

Congratulations to the four Fisher Cat All-Stars: Aaron Hill, Dominic Rich, Cam Reimers and Todd Ozias. The Eastern League showcase is July 14 at Bowie.
_JohnnyS99 - Wednesday, June 30 2004 @ 05:34 PM EDT (#54589) #
Metropolous in Charleston ? He seems to be strugling right now.
_Rob - Wednesday, June 30 2004 @ 05:37 PM EDT (#54590) #
Syracuse boxscore
New Hampshire boxscore
Dunedin boxscore
Charleston did not play, Auburn and Pulaski above.
_Chris H - Wednesday, June 30 2004 @ 06:56 PM EDT (#54591) #
Dayn Perry over at Baseball Prospectus has his list of AAA All-Stars. This link may be subscription only.

- Guillermo Quiroz gets runner-up at catcher (after JR House of Pittsburgh)

- David Bush is #1 among starters...
_My Names not Ry - Wednesday, June 30 2004 @ 08:18 PM EDT (#54592) #
dunedin scores 4 in the first, anybody know if delgado actually got to play yet?
_Evair Montenegr - Wednesday, June 30 2004 @ 09:12 PM EDT (#54593) #
I read that Robinson Diaz will play in the futures game, but I have no read i here. Did anyone heard that?
_ainge_fan - Wednesday, June 30 2004 @ 09:17 PM EDT (#54594) #
Mike - I agree on Nick Thomas - I'd hoped he'd get the starting gig at 1B for Charleston this year, with Acey being the starter at 2nd - with Roberts starting at Dunedin. 2/3 the way there now, I guess.

I'd kinda hoped that Luke Hetherington would get a shot at a full season team, too. He had a nice season in Pulaski last year, already his second as a pro. He's off to a fine start this year, too -especially if you ignore the high K rate (1/3ABs).
_Jordan - Wednesday, June 30 2004 @ 09:36 PM EDT (#54595) #
Syracuse getting bombed 8-1 in the 6th.
New Hampshire trailing 2-0 in the 7th.
Dunedin tied 4-4 in the 8th.
Charleston idle.
Auburn up 4-3 in the 7th.
And Pulaksi lost its first of the year, 4-2.

And that's your RC Cola Out-Of-Town Scoreboard.
_Finn McCool - Wednesday, June 30 2004 @ 10:48 PM EDT (#54596) #
No disrespect to Guillermo Quiroz but how in the world can he be a AAA all star, all be it a back up one. Checking the stats, Quiroz got 70 at bats before he was injured and hit 243 with 2 home runs and 8 RBI's. Is there really so little talent at the catcher position in AAA.
_My Names not Ry - Wednesday, June 30 2004 @ 10:53 PM EDT (#54597) #
delgado 0-5 in dunedin
_Rob - Wednesday, June 30 2004 @ 11:59 PM EDT (#54598) #
I predict Delgado is back to start Friday night. Bob File goes down to Syracuse to make room.

Why is Charleston idle? All-Star Break?
_MatO - Thursday, July 01 2004 @ 12:01 AM EDT (#54599) #
Yes. All star break.
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