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It was a tough night for Jay starting pitchers from the top of the system to Pulaski. The farm affiliates went 2-4, with double digit run-scoring from Dunedin and Charleston the keys to the victories.

Syracuse 3 Louisville 4

The Bats scored a run in the bottom of the ninth off a wild Adam Peterson to defeat the Sky Chiefs. Peterson walked the leadoff hitter on 4 pitches, threw wildly to first on a bunt attempt, and then threw two balls in the dirt, one of which Guillermo Quiroz saved and threw out the lead runner on and then another went for a wild pitch. He then surrendered the game-winning hit. Russ Adams doubled, singled and walked in 4 plate appearances. Glenn Williams reached base 3 times and Gabe Gross walked twice. Marvin Benard returned to the lineup and played right field. He stroked a run-scoring double to give Syracuse an early 3-1 lead. Sean Douglass started and went 6 innings, allowing 3 earned runs on 5 hits and 2 walks with 3 strikeouts. Mike Nakamura went 1.2 innings allowing 1 hit and no walks, while striking out 1, and Jason Kershner finished up the eighth retiring 1 batter, after allowing one hit and hitting a batter.

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Syracuse Post-Standard game stories on Syracuse and Auburn games

New Hampshire 4 Harrisburg 10

John-ford Griffin's 2 homers were not enough as the Senators ran roughshod over Josh Banks and Brandon League. Banks went 5 innings, and gave up 5 runs on 7 hits and 1 walk with 3 strikeouts. The Senators broke open a tight game in the sixth off League, who gave up 4 runs in that inning on 6 hits and no walks with 2 strikeouts. He wasn't hit as hard as his line indicates, as three of the hits were infield including two bloops over the pitcher's mound. Travis Thompson and John Ogiltree finished up. Brad Hassey homered and doubled for the Fisher Cats, and Aaron Hill went 0-3 with a walk.

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New Hampshire Union-Leader game story

Daytona 2 Dunedin 13

The D-Jays broke open a scoreless game with 6 runs in the 6th inning and 7 runs in the 7th inning. Ismael Ramirez was the star of the game throwing 7 fine innings. Ramirez allowed 1 earned run on 5 hits and no walks, while striking out 8. Tracy Thorpe and Tommi Ozuna mopped up. Carlo Cota's 3 run double and Jayce Tingler's 3 run triple were the big hits on the evening. Big Vito reached base 4 times, and Ryan Roberts 3 times, as the D-Jays executed the team philosophy to perfection, garnering 10 hits, 7 walks and 2 HBP, while striking out only 5 times.

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Charleston 11 Lake County 8

The Alley Cats banged out 18 hits to roll to an 11-3 lead, and then held on as the Captains scored 2 in the eighth and 3 in the ninth to make it close. Clint Johnson had 4 hits, and Joey Reiman, who homered, and Juan Peralta had 3 each. Robinson Diaz singled and doubled in 4 plate appearances. Davis Romero started and got the win. He went 5 innings giving up 3 earned runs on 7 hits, including a 3 run homer, while walking nobody, hitting 1 batter and striking out 6. Matt Dalton pitched a nice 2 innings of relief, before Brad Esarey was racked for the 5 late Lake County runs. Jordy Templet came on for the save, giving up a hit and striking out 1 in .2 innings.

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Charleston Gazette-Mail game story

Auburn 3 Batavia 8

Chris Leonard had his first rough outing, as Batavia scored 4 runs off him in the 7th inning to break open a close game. Casey McKenzie started and went 6 innings, giving up 4 earned runs on 7 hits and 1 walk with 3 strikeouts. Leonard went 1 inning and gave up 4 earned runs on 5 hits, including a 3 run homer, and struck out one. Dewon Day finished up. Adam Lind and Jarad Mangioni had 3 hits each to lead the offence. Curtis Thigpen went 0-4.

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Auburn Citizen game story

Pulaski 4 Johnson City 5

Chi Hung Cheng hit the first patch of turbulence in his flight to the majors, as the P-Jays fell to Johnson City. Cheng went 3 innings and gave up 4 earned runs on 4 hits, including a homer, and 4 walks. He struck out 1. Michael Rider pitched well, but took the loss, giving up a 6th inning homer that broke the tie. Rider went 3 innings, giving up 3 hits and 0 walks, while striking out 3. Derek Tate finished up and was overpowering over 2 innings, 0 hits, 1 walk and 5 strikeouts. Jon Chapell had 3 hits, including 2 doubles, and Emmanuel Sena had a 2 run triple to lead the offence. Yuber Rodriguez and Charles Anderson each went 0-4.

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Your 3 star selection

3rd starClint Johnson reached base 5 times
2nd starJohn-Ford Griffin homered twice
1st starIsmael Ramirez, 7IP, 5 hits, 0 walks and 8 strikeouts.
HM- Derek Tate
Minor League Update-July 17, 2004 | 9 comments | Create New Account
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_Brian B. - Saturday, July 17 2004 @ 12:14 PM EDT (#51508) #
Well, almost everyone around Zach Jackson in the draft has signed and so the signing bonus seems like it should be academic - hopefully.
_Brian B. - Saturday, July 17 2004 @ 12:16 PM EDT (#51509) #
1 31 KC J.P. Howell lhp U. of Texas TX $1,000,000
2 32 TOR Zach Jackson lhp Texas A&M U. TX ????????
3 33 LA Justin Orenduff rhp Virginia Commonwealth U. VA $1,000,000
4 34 CWS Tyler Lumsden lhp Clemson U. SC $975,000
5 35 MIN Matt Fox rhp U. of Central Florida FL $950,000
6 36 OAK Danny Putnam of Stanford U. CA $950,000
7 37 NYY Jon Poterson c Chandler (Ariz.) HS AZ $925,000
8 38 CWS Gio Gonzalez lhp Monsignor Pace HS, Miami FL $850,000
9 39 MIN Jay Rainville rhp Bishop Hendricken HS, Pawtucket, R.I. RI $875,000
10 40 OAK Huston Street rhp U. of Texas TX
11 41 NYY Jeff Marquez rhp Sacramento CC CA $790,000
_Sneeps - Saturday, July 17 2004 @ 12:23 PM EDT (#51510) #
It's time to get Jackson and Purcey signed already.
_dwayne - Saturday, July 17 2004 @ 01:04 PM EDT (#51511) #
I agree with u Sneeps. They should sign 'em and they should also sign cory patton because Blue jays season is done and their pitchers need to start their career in the pro rankings ASAP.
_Brian B. - Saturday, July 17 2004 @ 01:44 PM EDT (#51512) #
I remember someone saying that Cory Patton has a broken foot, which could be delaying his signing.
Coach - Saturday, July 17 2004 @ 01:55 PM EDT (#51513) #
It's a two-way street (or sometimes a Huston Street) when a player doesn't sign immediately. We know absolutely nothing about the ongoing negotiations, except that J.P. has mentioned on several occasions that they are very close with Jackson and he's confident they will get Purcey done eventually. Regarding Patton, I haven't heard anything, but I'm sure if you phone in to Wilner's postgame show next Wednesday and ask, you'll get an honest answer. Cory is injured, so that may be one more factor in the process.

To me, it's always a bit presumptuous to say what the front office "should" be doing, as if they need our advice. Maybe if the GM had a history of wasting high picks on people he couldn't sign, I would understand the concern and impatience, but that certainly hasn't been the case.
_JohnnyS99 - Saturday, July 17 2004 @ 02:08 PM EDT (#51514) #
Corey is injured, so their is no rush to sign him to a 2005 contract yet. They still have all summer.
_Finn McCool - Saturday, July 17 2004 @ 03:26 PM EDT (#51515) #
It sure would be nice of the Star or the Sun, or even Spencer Fidlin who covers the jays for major league baseball would get up and get a direct quote from David Purcey and Zack Jackson on how close they are to signing.
_Finn McCool - Saturday, July 17 2004 @ 08:46 PM EDT (#51516) #
More good news on the Custis Thigpen front, he's just hit a 3 run home run in the 5th inning to give Auburn a 4-2 lead against Tri-city
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