Minor League Update: July 5

Monday, July 05 2004 @ 09:36 AM EDT

Contributed by: Gerry

Carlos Delgado looks to be ready. Charleston pitchers delivered a one hitter. Two other Jays teams had last at bat wins and two of the Jays pitching prospects pitched well enough to win, but did not.

Buffalo 8 Syracuse 9

Buffalo went ahead early and with their strong hitting lineup it looked like another loss for Syracuse. Buffalo led 5-0 in the middle of the fourth, 7-4 in the middle of the seventh, and 8-6 going to the bottom of the ninth. As they had on Friday night Buffalo brought Dr. Longball along with them. Sandy Martinez hit a two run home run in the third (and another in the seventh) and Alex Escobar hit a three run shot in the fourth. Syracuse's starter Josue Matos lasted six innings allowing six runs on eight hits. Dave Maurer allowed the Martinez home run in the seventh, and Aquilino Lopez gave up a run in the eighth.

Syracuse got on the board in the fourth when Carlos Delgado homered and Guillermo Quiroz doubled in Glenn Williams. Delgado doubled in two in the fifth and Julius Matos doubled in two more in the seventh.

That brings us to the ninth with Syracuse trailing by two. With one out Matos doubled. Scott Stewart was summoned from the pen. Delgado greeted him with a double to bring the Chiefs within one and Glenn Williams followed with another double to tie the game. With two out Chad Hermanson singled to drive in the winning run.

Delgado was 3-5 with two doubles and a home run. Glenn Williams also had three hits. Quiroz went 2-3 with a double and two walks, and Gabe Gross was 0-5

Chad Hermanson is back from the DL. It is possible that Marvin Benard has gone back on the DL. He was hit in the hand in his first game back from the DL. Cam Reimers has been promoted to AAA to take the place of David Bush. Reimers had a 2.78 ERA at AA.

Game Story

New Hampshire 0 Norwich 1

Josh Banks made his seventh start at AA, and this one was arguably his best. Banks pitched into the eighth and left the scoreless game with one out and two runners on. Unfortunately John Ogiltree surrendered a double to plate the only run of the game. Banks line was 7.1 IP, 4 hits, 1 walk, 6 strikeouts. Banks' results have been mixed since his promotion, there is a lot to learn at AA. Maybe this start will be the one to show he belongs.

This was a pitchers duel all the way with only one runner reaching third base until the bottom of the eighth. New Hampshire had runners at first and third with one out in the sixth, but John Ford Griffin lined a hard shot to the shortstop and Aaron Hill was doubled off first on the play. New Hampshire had only seven hits in the game, no hitter had more than one.

Game Story

Clearwater 5 Dunedin 2

Vince Perkins last start was good and this one made it two in a row. Perkins pitched six innings and gave up two runs, one earned, on three hits and three walks. Perkins also had five K's. The score was tied at two until the eighth. After Chad Pleiness pitched a scoreless seventh, Justin Maureau came on and struggled. Clearwater scored three runs off Maureau in one third of an inning. That was it for the scoring.

Dunedin had eight hits, Jason Waugh had three of them.

Raul Tablado went 0-3 with a walk and Vito 1-4

Charleston 3 Delmarva 2

The decision to move Davis Romero into the rotation looks better and better. Yesterday Romero pitched a one hitter through five innings. Romero walked two, one of whom scored on a passed ball. He also recorded seven strikeouts. Marcos Sandoval walked the bases loaded with no one out in the sixth. Brad Esaray came in from the bullpen to walk another to make it 3-2 and put the tying run on third. But a popup and a double play let him escape and give the win to Romero.

Charleston scored twice in the first. Juan Peralta doubled and Robinson Diaz singled him home. A Joey Reiman double scored Diaz. Christian Snavely tripled home the eventual winning run in the sixth.

Game Story

Auburn at Batavia - suspended in the fourth with Auburn leading 7-0

Casey Janssen made his first start and had pitched three shutout innings of two hit ball when the game was suspended. The usual suspects were hitting to generate the seven runs. Lind, Metropoulos, Mathews, Klosterman, Cannon and Kratz all had hits.

The game will resume Monday July 12th when the D'Days are back in Batavia.

Game Story

Danville 8 Pulaski 9 - 11 innings

Pulaski score two in the bottom of the ninth to tie and one in the eleventh to win. In the ninth two singles and two walks
put Pulaski down by one with the bases still loaded. Nick Thomas "took one for the team" and the game was tied on the hit batsman. In the eleventh Mike Macaluso led things off with a single. A bunt, a walk, another single left the bases loaded and John Ashford took advantage of the drawn in infield to deliver a single to win the game.

Pulaski had seventeen hits in the game, Nick Thomas and Greg Powers each had three. One of Thomas's hits was a home run.

Brian Grant started and allowed five runs, two earned, on six hits in four innings. Aaron Tressler pitched three scoreless innings and Eddie Cannon got the win with one inning of relief.

Our Three-Star Selection

Pitchers day .....
The 3rd Star: Vince Perkins, six strong innings
The 2nd Star: Davis Romero, a one hitter through five innings
The 1st Star: Josh Banks, seven and one third innings with four hits allowed
Honourable Mention: Carlos Delgado


Syracuse were 2-5 on the week and their record now is 34-50. Syracuse are 17 games behind Scranton
New Hampshire, 5-4 for the week and are 46-37, two games back of Binghamton
Dunedin, Dunedin were 4-3 for the week and are 7-6 in the second half. Dunedin are in second place, a half game behind Tampa
Charleston were 4-0 for the week and are 8-2 for the second half. Charleston are in first place by two games
Auburn were 6-0 for the week and have started 13-3 to lead their division
Pulaski are 3-4 for the week and have started 10-4 to lead their division

Combined the Jays minor league teams were 24-16 for the week and their record is 200-160, a .556 winning percentage.