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Like all great streaks, it had to end sometime. After retiring the first 42 straight batters of his AA career, Jamie Vermilyea’s perfect streak was ended last night with a leadoff single in the second inning. No need to worry though, he’s still working on a consecutive scoreless innings streak (18), consecutive innings without a walk (18), consecutive saves streak (2), consecutive wins in starts streak… how many more can Da Box think of?

Oh yeah, the Jays minor league affiliates won a few more games last night.

Indianapolis 4 Syracuse 5 – Game 1

Indianapolis 4 Syracuse 3 – Game 2

Syracuse won a game!! And they lost a game… but umm…they won a game! Mike Smith threw 5 decent innings followed by 3 shutout innings from Mark Lukasiewicz in the opener. An RBI single from Shawn Fagan in the 8th was enough to pull out the extra innings win in the contest scheduled for 7 innings. Fagan also homered in that game and finished the day 5-7 with a walk. Former Blue Jay Chris Michalak took the loss.

The Skychiefs weren’t so fortunate in the second game, however. Middle relievers Mike Nakamura and Talley Haines were asked to shoulder more innings than they’re used to and each gave up a pair of runs in their 3+ inning outings. Trailing 4-1 going into the 7th the Skychiefs started a late surge highlighted by a 2 run homer from Gabe Gross but wasn’t enough to overcome the deficit. Gross with 2-7 over the doubleheader while Simon Pond went 0-7.

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New Hampshire 6 Altoona 3

Nobody’s perfect, but 5 shutout innings is still pretty good. 6 hits and a hit batsman were the only blemishes on Jamie Vermilyea’s record. Jamie also sports a 2-0 record with 2 saves, 0.00 ERA, 0.33 WHIP, 11/0 K/BB in his 4 appearances. Home runs from Maikel Jova, Mike Snyder and Paul Chiafreddo sparked the offense for 6 runs. Ty Godwin, Dominic Rich, Aaron Hill and Chiafreddo all reached base 3 times in 5 plate appearances.

John Ogiltree gave up a run and loaded the bases in the 9th before giving way to Brandon League who got the final out and the save. Todd Ozias and recently demoted Chris Baker are scheduled to pitch in this today’s doubleheader.

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Brevard County 2 Dunedin 4

Vito Chiaravolloti’s 3 run bomb in the 5th put the Jays in the lead for good in this one. Justin James pitched 6 strong innings yielding only 2 runs on 4 hits and 3 walks with 5 K’s. Dunedin’s version of Chulk/Frasor closed the door as Andy Torres and Bubbie Buzachero finished up the final 3 innings.

Prospects Rodney Medina, Raul Tablado, Miguel Negron and Ryan Roberts all went 1 for 4.

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Charleston 4 Lakewood 6

Danny Core threw 6 innings of 2 run ball with 4 K’s. Jermy Acey had another pair of hits, Morrin Davis drove in 2 runs and Clint Johnston reached base 3 times as the Alley Cats scored three in runs in the top of the 8th to take a 4-2 lead. It was all for nought though as Felix Romero gave up 4 runs on 5 hits over the final 2 innings

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Brooklyn 6 Auburn 7

Juan Perez had 3 K’s with no walks or home runs but Brooklyn was finding some holes as they pounded out 9 hits in 4.2 innings, which was good for 4 runs off of the stunned Perez. Eric Rico was able to shut Brooklyn down for 2.1 innings (3K, 1 BB). That was long enough for Auburn to bust out with 5 runs in the 6th to take the lead.

Matt Dalton ran into trouble in the 8th leaving with 1 run already in and the bases juiced with only 1 out. Kristian Bell came on to relieve Dalton and allowed only one of those inherited runners to score on a sac fly. Bell also finished the 9th for the save.

SS Ryan Klosterman had three singles and a double while Aaron Mathews, Brian Hall and Adam Lind all reached base three times. Joey Metropoulos doubled and walked in 4 plate appearances.

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Pulaski 8 Danville 11

One level down, Edwards Rodriguez suffered the same fate as his countryman Juan Perez. Rodriguez struck a couple out, didn’t walk anybody or give up any home runs, but the balls were finding holes as Danville pounded 8 hits and 5 runs in 2.2 innings. Canadian James Pidutti continued the trend, striking out 2 and walking none but did give up a run on 4 hits in 2.1 innings. Michael Rider and Eddie Cannon didn't have much more luck, though Cannon did get 5 of his 6 outs via strikeout.

The heart of the order came through for Pulaski as Brian Bormaster had 2 doubles and a single, as did Nick Thomas. Yuber Rodriguez topped that with 2 triples and a single. It just wasn't enough to catch Danville.

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Three-Star Selection!

The 3rd Star Shawn Fagan: 5-7 with a HR and a BB

The 2nd Star Big Vito: Game winning 3 run shot.

The 1st Star Jamie Vermilyea: 5 more shutout innings.

HM: Ryan Klosterman and Yuber Rodriguez
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Mike Green - Wednesday, July 07 2004 @ 12:26 PM EDT (#53248) #
Chip Cannon sat last night after being removed in the middle of Monday's game. I haven't read any injury reports.
_Chris H - Wednesday, July 07 2004 @ 12:31 PM EDT (#53249) #
With Humberto Quintero (CA, SD) being promoted to the majors...Robinzon Diaz has been added to the Futures Roster...
_MatO - Wednesday, July 07 2004 @ 12:35 PM EDT (#53250) #
The should promote Nick Thomas to Charleston. After the promotions there is a lack of serious prospects there and Thomas is overmatching rookie league pitching.
_Ryan01 - Wednesday, July 07 2004 @ 12:44 PM EDT (#53251) #
That's just odd. Guillermo Quiroz is healthy and playing, he really should be the #1 candidate. I know the scouts are very high on Diaz but he's in low A and not exactly tearing it up. Diaz may very well be the future, but the very distant future. Quiroz will most likely be in the majors for several years before he needs to worry about losing time to Diaz.

Oh well, Quiroz has already been once, good for Diaz! I hope he has a great time playing amongst the best prospects in the game.
_JohnnyS99 - Wednesday, July 07 2004 @ 12:45 PM EDT (#53252) #
Wow Robinson Diaz at the futures Game. Guess Quiroz Injury prevented him from bieng picked, Dias isnt exactly having a great year as well.
_Marc - Wednesday, July 07 2004 @ 12:57 PM EDT (#53253) #
Anyone know what happened to 2004 28th round pick Joshua Lex (catcher/1B). He has been removed from the Pulaski roster and so have his stats. He isn't on any of the other rosters either.
Craig B - Wednesday, July 07 2004 @ 01:10 PM EDT (#53254) #
Pringamosa lost 1-0 to the San Pedro de Macoris Orioles in SPdM. Wilfreddy Aguirre took the tough loss.
Mike Green - Wednesday, July 07 2004 @ 03:28 PM EDT (#53255) #
Chris Baker was returned from Syracuse to New Hampshire, and starts for the Fisher Cats tonight. Shaun Marcum goes for the D-Jays.
Gerry - Wednesday, July 07 2004 @ 03:49 PM EDT (#53256) #
According to a source, a Texas U. website (COMN) is reporting Curtis Thigpen has signed.
_JohnnyS99 - Wednesday, July 07 2004 @ 03:54 PM EDT (#53257) #
The link is dated June 29th?
_Ryan01 - Wednesday, July 07 2004 @ 03:57 PM EDT (#53258) #
It was updated yesterday around noon, johnny.
_Loveshack - Wednesday, July 07 2004 @ 04:03 PM EDT (#53259) #
I believe the guy is telling the truth but I guess it's not "official" yet.

I didn't get Thigpen from a website. Kendall ( told me about the signing. He said that he heard from one of Thigpen's close friends.
_MatO - Wednesday, July 07 2004 @ 04:05 PM EDT (#53260) #
Though the signing I guess is still unsubstantiated the signing bonus listed of $625,000 fits like a glove into what 2nd rounders are getting. COMN
_Nigel - Wednesday, July 07 2004 @ 06:37 PM EDT (#53261) #
Any thoughts on whether Ron Davenport is really a prospect now? I know that this is his third year in the FSL so his stats have to be taken with a grain of salt. He's sort of like Tablado. He was a high school pick that hasn't really done a lot prior to this year. The question is whether this represents a "blip" brought on by repeating levels and small sample sizes or whether this is real development. I'm skeptical only because I've never really heard any of the Jays front office mention him at all (let alone as a prospect).
_King - Wednesday, July 07 2004 @ 08:44 PM EDT (#53262) #
There are quite a few guys in Dunedin that have been scolding the ball, but there has been no call ups (aside from pitchers). Is it possible the J's and JP are trying to protect there hitting prospects from the not so satisfactory hitting conditions in New Hampshire? If that is the case with Syracuse being such a horrible team maybe they should throw a couple up to AAA, I am sure they can't do any worse than the current Chiefs.
_the shadow - Wednesday, July 07 2004 @ 09:36 PM EDT (#53263) #
My oh my oh my
_johnnnyS99 - Wednesday, July 07 2004 @ 11:15 PM EDT (#53264) #
Nigel, Davenport had a great year in Medicine hat his rookie year, and a so so year in Low A. He is still not very old, so he could be considered a prospect if he keept it up. I believe he was drafted as a Shortstop too.
_MatO - Wednesday, July 07 2004 @ 11:19 PM EDT (#53265) #
As mentioned on the game thread, JP confirmed that Thigpen is signed. Also, Jackson is closer than Purcey to signing.
_My Names not Ry - Thursday, July 08 2004 @ 12:12 AM EDT (#53266) #
in left for syracuse tonite....gabe gross
_Ducey - Thursday, July 08 2004 @ 12:40 AM EDT (#53267) #
The fine folks at BA actually put some Jays in their weekly Prospect hotsheet. Vermilyea and Tablado. Funny quote about Vermilyea. COMN

Not sure why Tablado has not made it before.
_Sneeps - Thursday, July 08 2004 @ 12:52 AM EDT (#53268) #
Pigpen has signed!?!?!? Nice... I think this kid is gonna be a great player for us one day.
_Chris H - Thursday, July 08 2004 @ 10:47 AM EDT (#53269) #
Jamie Vermilyea named Eastern League Pitcher of the week...COMN
_Chris H - Thursday, July 08 2004 @ 10:49 AM EDT (#53270) #
With Cam Reimers promotion to Syracuse, Brandon League has been added to the Eastern League all-star team...COMN
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