Minor League Update: July 9

Friday, July 09 2004 @ 09:14 AM EDT

Contributed by: Gerry

A couple of the minor league teams also played late inning heroics last night. Charleston were on the right side, while Dunedin were the victims. Check the Auburn section for a great Chip Cannon story.

Toledo at Syracuse - postponed

The rain in New York falls mainly on Syracuse. Syracuse will play a double header today. Jorge Sequea has gone on the DL, our own Stubby Clapp will replace him.

Non Game Story

New Hampshire 4 Altoona 1

Gustavo Chacin produced his longest, and best, outing of the season. Chacin pitched into the eighth and allowed one unearned run. Chacin left in the eighth with a 4-1 lead, but there were two runners on. Brandon League picked him up with the aid of a double play ball. League finished off the ninth for his second save of the week, and the season.

New Hampshire got on the board in the first. Anton French singled, stole second and scored on a single by Mikael Jova. John Ford Griffin singled and scored in the fourth on a sac fly from Jose Umbria Anton French hit a home run in the fifth. In the eighth Dominic Rich singled, stole second, and scored on a single by Umbria.

Jova, French, Godwin and Umbria each had two hits.

Game Story
Fisher Cat Notes

Brevard County 5 Dunedin 4

Andy Torres was the Dunedin Eddie Guardado last night. Torres entered in relief of Neomar Flores with Dunedin leading 3-1. Flores had dodged trouble all night with nine baserunners in 6.2 innings but had escaped major trouble. Torres surrendered a three run home run to the first hitter he faced to put Dunedin down 4-3.

Dunedin had scored two runs in the bottom of the third on a two run home run by Raul Tablado. They added another run in the fifth when Vito doubled and came in to score on a single by Miguel Negron.

After Brevard County went ahead, Dunedin tied it in the eighth on back to back doubles by Carlo Cota and Ron Davenport. But Torres allowed another run in the ninth to take the loss.

Rodney Medina went 3-5. Cota was 2-5 with two doubles. Ron Davenport went 1-2 with three walks.

Lakewood 6 Charleston 7

Charleston scored seven runs in the last three innings to win the game. Tom Mastny started and was strong through five innings, keeping Lakewood off the board. In the sixth, he ran into trouble and allowed three runs, although only one was earned after a dropped fly ball in the outfield. Mastny's line was 6 innings, 7 hits, 1 walk, three runs, one earned.

Charleston fought back in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game. Joey Reiman hit a two-run home run. David Smith followed with a run-scoring double.

The jubilation did not last long, as Joaquin Canizal allowed three more runs in the top of the eighth.

Charleston got one back in the bottom of the eighth on . Charleston came into the bottom of the ninth trailing 6-4. Willie Rivera doubled to knock in Eric Arnold, who had walked. With one out, Robinson Diaz swung and missed strike three, but reached base on a wild pitch. Jermy Acey hit a ground ball that forced Rivera at the plate. That brought Clint Johnston up with two out. Johnston doubled into the gap to score both baserunners and give the win to Charleston. Newly promoted Matt Dalton got the win.

Robinson Diaz was 3-5 with a double. Clint Johnston and Joey Reiman had two hits each.

Game Story

Auburn- scheduled day off

Bud Poliquin has a great Chip Cannon story and injury update. Here is a sample "If you can't see a 6-foot-5, left-handed-hitting kid from South Carolina in your mind's eye right now - if you can't picture a fellow who earlier this week ran into a Falcon Park fence in pursuit of a pop fly, split his left knee open on a post to thus bloody his uniform, stay in the game long enough to hit a home run and limp around the bases, and then head off to the hospital for stitches and a few feet of bandages - well, then, you're just not trying". My mind does not see Chip Cannon, it sees Kirk Gibson.

Pulaski 0 Bluefield 4

Pulaski were held to three hits in the night, two by Yuber Rodriguez. All three pitchers who pitched for Bluefield have ERAs in the "ones," so it was a tough night to be a hitter.

Yesson Berroa started and conceded two runs in the fourth and another in the fifth. Berroa went five innings with nine baserunners, conceding three runs, two earned. Jayson Sanchez also allowed an unearned run in 1.1 innings.

Our Three-Star Selection

The 3rd Star: Anton French, two hits with a home run
The 2nd Star: Gustavo Chacin, longest and best start of the year
The 1st Star: Clint Johnston, two run double with two outs in the ninth