Batter's Box Interactive Magazine Batter's Box Interactive Magazine Batter's Box Interactive Magazine
5-1 and nearly a clean sweep, as New Hampshire's 2-1 ninth-inning loss was the only blemish suffered by the minor league affiliates last night.

Syracuse 6 Toledo 2

A very impressive win for the SkyChiefs, who are now only a half game worse than Indianapolis as the worst team in the International League. Sean Douglass pitched a complete game four-hitter, with a pitching line of 9 4 2 2 1 5. Julius Matos went 3-for-5, continuing his hot hitting (he's up to .331). Russ Adams and Guillermo Quiroz both went 2-for-4 and Glenn Williams hit his 22nd homer.

Box score

Game story

Bonus article: Lukasiewicz says goodbye to SkyChiefs. He's hopeful of landing another job elsewhere in the high minors.

Binghamton 2 New Hampshire 1

Olympian John Ogiltree took the loss as he surrendered a ninth-inning double to Binghamton's Chris Basak to score the deciding run in the 2-1 loss. Top prospects Josh Banks and Brandon League had pitched brilliantly, with six hits, two walks, and eleven strikeouts between them. But the Fisher Cats couldn't get more than a single run across, an RBI double by Maikel Jova that plated Aaron Hill (who had walked and stolen second) in the sixth.

The Fisher Cats could have drawn level with the Mets in the Northern Division, but now trail by two games.

Box score

Game story

Bonus Article : Manchester Union-Leader columnist Joe Sullivan reviews the Cape Cod League documentary "Touching The Game".

Dunedin 8 Jupiter 3

A fine come-from-behind win for the D-Jays. Dunedin pounded out one in the 7th and five in the eighth off reliever Ross Wolf to make a winner out of Chad Pleiness. Neomar Flores had a quality start, giving up three runs in six innings (walking none and striking out an impressive seven). Jason Waugh had the crucial blow, with a three-run double. Carlo Cota went 3-for-5; Ron Davenport, Ryan Roberts and Vito Chiaravalloti each went 2-for-4 and catcher John Schneider homered.

Box score

Charleston 7 Hickory 6 (10 innings)

After nearly choking the game away in the ninth inning, the Alley Cats bounced back to take it in the bottom of the 10th, on a brilliant, gutsy call by manager Ken Joyce.

With the score knotted at 6 and one out, Clinton Johnson doubled and was replace by pinch-runner William Rivera. David Smith was walked, setting the stage for Mike Galloway. But Rivera took off on a steal of third; Hickory third baseman (and defensive replacement) Mike Collum failed to cover the bag, catcher Mike McCuiston's throw sailed unouched into left field, and Rivera raced home to win the game and send the Charleston faithful home happy.

Jordy Templet sandwiched a three-run ninth inning around some fine pitching performances by Kurt Isenberg (2.1 perfect innings) and Los Dos Romeros (Davis was one out from a quality start and Felix got the win after shutting the door on Hickory in the ninth and tenth).

All the Alley Cat damage was done by the middle of the order; Joey Reiman scored three runs and was 3-for-4; Johnson was 3-for-5 and drove in two; Smith and Galloway each went 2-for-4 with two RBI.

Box score

The Charleston Gazette's Game story tells it better than I could.

Auburn 4 Lowell 1

Ryan Klosterman continues to impress with three extra-base hits and a stolen base (and also an error, which we'll overlook). The Doubledays got great pitching performances as Casey Mackenzie, Erik Rico, and Dewon Day combined to five-hit the Spinners. Rico and Day both have sub-2.00 ERAs. Auburn are now 25-7 and lead the division by 7 1/2 games!

Box score

A short Game story is on the front page of the Auburn website. No word on when Zach Jackson will make his first start, but he arrived in Auburn yesterday.

Pulaski 12 Danville 7

The P-Jays broke it open with five in the bottom of the seventh and added three more in the eighth (on a three-run homer by Luke Hetherington) to win at Calfee Park and stretch their East Division lead over Danville to two full games.

Chi-Hung Cheng started for Pulaski and was unimpressive, walking four and surrendering six hits in 6 1/3 innings, allowing five runs (three earned; both teams made three errors in a sloppy game). Edward Rodriguez (who got the win after the big seventh inning) picked up the win but allowed two runs himself; Aaron Tressler picked up the save and pitched well. On offense, Hetherington swung the biggest bat, with two hits (including the home run) and three RBI. Backup catcher Gooby Gerlits also homered; Anthony Garibaldi went 3-for-4 and Nick Thomas 2-for-3 with two walks.

Pulaski are now 10-2 at home.

Box score

The Game story focuses on David Hicks, who arrived from Auburn on game day and hit a double to clear the bases, the crucial hit in the five-run seventh.

The Three-Star Selection:

The Third Star: A shared award for New Hampshire reliever Brandon League (three innings, one hit, four strikeouts) and Charleston reliever Kurt Isenberg (2.1 perfect innings with three K's)

The Second Star: Sean Douglass, a complete-game four-hit win for Syracuse.

The First Star: Ryan Klosterman, two doubles, a homer, and a stolen base for Auburn.

Honorable Mention: Ken Joyce's Stones, with a shout out to William Rivera's Legs.
Minor League Update: July 22 | 80 comments | Create New Account
The following comments are owned by whomever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.
_S.K. in N.J. - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 10:56 AM EDT (#28532) #
Sean Douglass should be starting for the Jays while Halladay and Miller are out. Hentgen's arm is shot.
Mike Green - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 11:02 AM EDT (#28533) #
Nice report, Craig. So much good news that even the bad news has a positive side. While Cheng's outing was mediocre, he did strike out 6 in 6.1 innings.

Quiroz has been quietly been on a tear. Two hits a night for quite a few in a row. It seems that his hand injury has recovered, and he has regained his stroke. A month more like this, and there will be little doubt who will start 2005 in Toronto. Guillermo's progress is obviously very significant for the the team's hopes for next year, as he carries with him the possibility of a significant power boost that the team sorely needs. We'll see how it goes.
_Marc - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 11:05 AM EDT (#28534) #
Joey Reiman has also been on a quiet tear in Charleston... He is a nice sleeper in the Matt Lecroy mold... A catcher/1B/DH but with less power and a better eye.

Hicks and Eugenio Velez have been moved from Auburn to Pulaski, leaving Auburn with just one back up infielder (Armstrong).
_JohnnyS99 - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 11:27 AM EDT (#28535) #
Is David Purcey signed, someone on fanhome said, JP mentioned he was signed yesterday.
robertdudek - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 11:32 AM EDT (#28536) #
Yes, JP announced it last night on "Wednesdays with J.P".
_Brian B. - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 11:36 AM EDT (#28537) #
Zach Jackson's signing bonus is also listed on Baseball America:

1S 2 32 Zach Jackson lhp Texas A&M U. TX $1,017,500

I guess he was looking for that extra $17,500.
_Jordan - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 12:04 PM EDT (#28538) #
Why do I think Jackson wanted, like, a giant-screen plasma TV or something on top of his million-dollar bonus? You crazy guy, Zack....

Remember all the worrying about whether the Jays would ever sign Thigpen, Purcey and Jackson? Patience is a virtue, my friends.

If Quiroz can hit .250 with 15 HRs in Toronto next year, I'll be a very happy guy.
_Nigel - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 12:14 PM EDT (#28539) #
Jordan - I couldn't agree more. The best news that the Jays could get from the minor leagues over the next 5 weeks is that Quiroz is ready for Toronto next year.
_ainge_fan - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 12:16 PM EDT (#28540) #
Good news on Purcey. That leaves exactly 3 of 35 college draft picks unsigned - which is a pretty impressive percentage.
OF Cory Patton - no word on it, but I'd guess he'll be offered an '05 contract d/t his injury; Derek Feldcamp - RHP out of Michigan, who knows?; and 1B Brad Miller, who looks like a hitter, unlikely to sign - draft-eligible soph, probably wants alot of cash. I'd really like for both hitters to be signed, myself. AA down would be pretty set at 1B, OF and DH spots- MI and C have decent depth, pitching is deep from AA down as well (now with all of the LHP signed up, there's plenty there on the A ball teams too), the only really thin spot is 3B organizationally (though Hill, Roberts could end up there, I suppose). Arguments about "high upside" talents being thin in the system might be legit, but there is depth in abundance.
I wouldn't mind a few interesting international signs and high upside picks sprinkled in over the next year - overall the system looks in good shape.
Marc - I wonder what happens with Reiman, too - there looks to be some competition for his positions next years at the levels he should be playing at. I'd think more heralded guys will get the PT first on the A ball teams - so I wonder if he'll get skipped up to AA? Or if he'll just fight his way for PT at Dunedin?
_MatO - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 12:22 PM EDT (#28541) #
Reiman should be in Dunedin now. Both guys they have there are below the Mendoza line.
Mike Green - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 12:26 PM EDT (#28542) #
Tablado, especially, and Cota are also possible third basemen. As far as I am concerned, there are really no organizational weaknesses at this point. It would be nice to have "potential impact player", but that's real hard to find when you're drafting 16th. One of the few plusses of this year's season from hell is that there is the possibility that next year's first round pick might be of this quality.

In any event, more of the talent should filter its way up to Syracuse, and as long as the big club avoids the rash of injuries suffered this year, bliss should reign throughout the system.
_JohnnyS99 - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 12:28 PM EDT (#28543) #
Is Joey Reiman not a good catcher, or there is just too much depth to get him many starts at catcher?
_MatO - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 12:32 PM EDT (#28544) #
I don't know if Reiman's a good catcher but I think Diaz is getting most of the opportunity in Charleston. That's why I think a move would be appropriate.
_Marc - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 12:37 PM EDT (#28545) #
I think Reiman played a fair bit of 1B in college, but I could be wrong. I think he is definitely a better hitter than defender.

As for 3B... Don't forget about Rob Cosby. He was on a tear at AA to start this season and then blew out his achilles tendon (I think it was). He had a pretty good season at Dunedin the year before and is still quite young.
_ainge_fan - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 12:43 PM EDT (#28546) #
Mike - I was counting Tablado as the "best bet" 3B, and just don't see Cota the same way.
By organizational depth, I meant at least three *interesting guys* projected to start among the four full-season teams. I see that at C (well, if Quiroz doesn't start in TO), 1B, 2B (I like Jermy Acey, probably just the name), SS, each of the OF/DH spots. 3B is the thinnest of them all - no disrespent intended to any of the guys there.
I can't wait for next years draft either. I think theres a decent chance that an impact-type guy or two might be selected early.
I for one don't see too much risk in TO offering Carlos arbitration at this point. There's still enough time for him to bounce back, and there will be teams interested in him. Look at last year. Around this time, it looked like a lock that Lidle and Stewart would be offered, and Escobar not - because of this exact risk. Of course, Lidle was cut free, and Escobar ended up being one of the perceived jewels of the FA market. I think he will be offered, will walk, and TO will have three picks in the first couple of rounds to gamble a few times with.
_Jordan - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 12:52 PM EDT (#28547) #
The Jays had the same problem at Pulaski last year -- Reiman, Diaz and Joey Wolfe all played catcher at one time or another. I don't know a whole lot about their defensive abilities, but Diaz seems the likeliest bet to stay behind the plate.

Further on Quiroz ... he still has a ways to go, since he's hitting just .238 at Syracuse. But his 19/29 BB/K rate in 130 AB is very encouraging, and almost half his hits have gone for extra bases so far. I definitely would keep a Gregg Zaun or Greg Myers around to split the catching duties and start against the tough righties, to help ease Quiroz into the role. Learning curves are steep for all players hitting the upper minors and the majors, especially so for catchers, so that .250/15 HR prediction above should be taken as Q's likely 2005 ceiling. But that would still be a fine start for him.
_Nigel - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 12:56 PM EDT (#28548) #
Mike G - I'm not sure if its a weakness but I would say that OF is the weakest part of the system. Gross, Negron and Davenport (maybe Medina and Snavely) are the only legitimate OF prospects. Negron and Davenport have some question marks given that this is the first year of their success. Other than maybe Davenport, there really isn't a power hitting OF prospect in the system.
Craig B - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 12:57 PM EDT (#28549) #
that .250/15 HR prediction above should be taken as Q's likely 2005 ceiling. But that would still be a fine start for him

Actually, PECOTA's 2004 ceiling (the 90th percentile projection, so 10% of the time he could be expected to do that well or better) for Quiroz was .265 with 19 homers (in about 400 PA). 75th percentile was .236 with 13 homers (in 330 PA).

The 2005 numbers should be better than that if he continues to hit as he has recently (since recovering).
_MatO - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 01:01 PM EDT (#28550) #
I wonder how a high pick and extra picks would affect the major league budget. A pick in the 4-7 range might run an extra $1M as compared to the 16th pick. Sandwich picks run up to $1M each. I assume there is an overall budget and would that mean the draft budget increase would affect the parent team budget?
_Jordan - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 01:23 PM EDT (#28551) #
The Jays currently have the 6th-worst record in the majors (yikes), and the #6 overall pick next year would be sweet consolation for a bad season. That said, I don't think the Jays are actually the 6th-worst team in baseball, and I still expect a rally in August and September to bring them back within shouting distance of respectability.

I also don't think they're going to lose any worthy free agents this off-season, so there won't be a series of top-level draft picks among whom to share the signing bonuses. (That includes Carlos; with Delgado likely to get no more than circa-$11M next year on the open market, there's no way the Jays would offer arbitration and risk having to pay him 80% of $18.5M next year.) Still, I expect they'll go college-heavy for one more draft, then throw it open to more high-schoolers in June 2006. The organization is really humming right now, but one more draft of advanced talent would be just what it needs to move into overdrive.
Mike Green - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 02:00 PM EDT (#28552) #
Nigel, I'd add in Lind and Tingler to your list of OF prospects. Considering that Wells and Rios are locked up for another 3 years at least, I'd characterize the situation as good organizational depth. It would be nice if one of the Dunedin outfielders had succeeded at the double A level, so that there was more back-up in case of injury next year.
_Ryan01 - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 02:06 PM EDT (#28553) #
There's also some young guys like Yuber Rodriguez, Jarad Mangioni and Luke Hetherington with the tools to break out. There's definitely a gap after Gross but there are some guys lower down that will be ready if we need them in a few years. Even Metropoulos is playing a little outfield.
_Jordan - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 02:34 PM EDT (#28554) #
There are two kinds of depth for a ballclub: major-league prospects and organizational staffers. The majority of a club's minor-leaguers fall into the second group, and many of those are relatively transient. Here one season, gone the next or the one after that, they head wherever they can fill a need and collect a paycheque, or they just go home, get married and coach the high-school baseball team.

It's important to remember that both kinds of players are important to an organization; even if you don't make the majors, you can still be a hitting hero in New Hampshire or a pitching anchor in Dunedin, or even just a reliable 7th-place hitter who can play a decent shortstop 100 times a season.

Out of all the outfielders in the Jays' system, I would classify Gross, Negron and perhaps Davenport and Lind as the only ones with a realistic shot at the majors, and only Gross can be projected as a starter at this point. But the organization's other OFs -- including Godwin, Jova and Singleton at AA; Waugh, Medina and Tingler at High-A; and Smith, Galloway and Snavely at Low-A -- are all perfectly acceptable players, many of them key performers for their respective squads, who could still make their way to the Show as fourth outfielders. I would characterize the Blue Jays' minor-league outfield depth as excellent in terms of solid players at every level. And as Mike points out, there really isn't a huge need for a starting major-league outfielder for the next few years.
_JohnnyS99 - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 02:49 PM EDT (#28555) #
Tingler still a prospect ? His avg is pretty bad, and has no power. He projects as utility player at best, he would be served best repeating Dunedin, as his performance can only get worst in AA.
_mendocino - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 02:53 PM EDT (#28556) #
jays sign another pitcher COMN

bryan gale of michigan state

"During his career at Michigan State, Gale tied the MSU record with 28 career victories, and set new school career marks for strikeouts (277) and innings pitched (351.2). He had a career record of 28-16 with a career ERA of 3.76 and was a three-time second team All-Big Ten selection (2001, 2003, 2004)."
_MatO - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 02:53 PM EDT (#28557) #
What we also have to remember is that there is always some players in the minors who we really don't take seriously as prospects who will make the show. Like Reed Johnson, Woodward, and ODog. They just sneak up on you. While they won't be stars they will be usefull players.
_JohnnyS99 - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 03:00 PM EDT (#28558) #
Reed Johnson, Odwag, Woodward? Tinger cant even compare to those guys odawg ripped up aa, and aaa, and was really solid at every level. Reed Johnson, Dominated AA in just about every category
_MatO - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 03:06 PM EDT (#28559) #
Never compared Tingler to any of them. If you looked at them early in their pro careers, none of those guys looked like much. I'm saying that there is someone who doesn't look like much right now who will have a major league career.
_JohnnyS99 - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 03:10 PM EDT (#28560) #
Bryan Gale, peformance was not bad in the Frontier league, good sign
Mike Green - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 03:11 PM EDT (#28561) #
MatO, don't write off O-Dog's chance of being a star just yet. He's got some pop, doesn't strike out too much, will take a walk, and he plays great defence. Many second basemen don't progress at all due to injury, but if they do make steady slow progress, they end up as great and very valuable players over the long-term. O-Dog still has that possibility.

But, your point is well-taken. For instance, Rodney Medina might end up as a starting outfielder in the Show in 2006. He'd need to take a big step forward in 2005, but there is nothing in his past performance (some power, some speed, doesn't strike out and will take a walk plus his relative youth) that suggests that such a step is impossible.
_Jordan - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 03:11 PM EDT (#28562) #
Johnny, don't give up on Tingler yet. He was fabulous at Pulaski in his debut and his BB/K rates are still terrific at Dunedin. Plus, from all accounts, he's a superb defensive outfielder. He may well be too slight to hold down a regular spot, but I'm not ready to draw that conclusion after half a season.

I think Mat's point is that low-rounders like those three players can surpirse everyone by making it to the show. A guy like Brian Reed in Dunedin is currently trying to follow the same path. Youneverknow.
_JohnnyS99 - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 03:16 PM EDT (#28563) #
Tingler, ceiling looks very very low, bb/k ratio, doesnt meen a thing, if you cant hit the ball out of the infield, we are not talking about Otis Nixon here either. He was 22 playing against 18 and 19 years olds, and he was a college senoir sign, of coure he would fair well in Pulaski.
Mike Green - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 03:17 PM EDT (#28564) #
Jordan, it is true that we have not been seen in the same room at the same time.
_ainge_fan - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 03:23 PM EDT (#28565) #
Gale looks like a sidearmer.

Re. The OF depth debate. Important to keep in mind that it's very early in the careers of most of these guys - encouragingly, most have had at least very exciting periods of play - Medina last year, Davenport this year, Negron's first half this year and improving plate discipline, Snavely coming on this year, Nick Thomas could be a corner guy, Rodriguez is getting raves in Pulaski, Hetherington has been much better the past year, Galloway last year and early this year, Cannon, Nielsen, Matthews, Lind, and maybe Patton/Miller from this draft.

While I agree that no one guy screams Bonds or Pujols, there's a lot of solid guys with solid histories - this volume provides relative confidence that one or two or three will break through.
_MatO - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 03:38 PM EDT (#28566) #
Does the staff at BP read this site? The Prospectus Triple Play on the Jays is almost entirely about Shaun Marcum. It's eerily similar to yesterday's minor league report
Mike Green - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 04:03 PM EDT (#28567) #
If BP staff does read this site, I'd be honoured. We read their fine material, much of it free, and use it all the time.
_Steven - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 05:42 PM EDT (#28568) #
Tingler is one of the best defensive OF in the organization. He has played error free this year, and I think that he had one error last year. Unfortunately fielding statistics are not readily available, or I just don't know how to find them.

Hopefully the hitting will improve. He was 2 for 4 with a Walk last night. Great OBP (.382) considering his BA (.247). He has 56 Walks (only 18 SO's) and 14 HBP. Only Vito is comparable in this combo of stats. OBP (.386), BA (.285) BB (48) HBP (11). Of course Vito has the power with 10 HR's along with his 87 SO's.
_miky - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 06:28 PM EDT (#28569) #
This is Tinglers first full year of playing everday compared to college where you play 4 times a week. I believe he can bounce back easily, he started off hot hitting and then hit a major slump. Every player has one of those. If he can get his averege up to 270+ I beleive he has proved something and plus he is hitting in the FSL.
_Rob - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 06:38 PM EDT (#28570) #
Hello Bauxites, and welcome to Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats baseball on the BBRadio Network. Today's game will be transcribed here from the WKXL Radio Network, with Mike Murphy and Bob Lipman providing the actual play-by-play.

Today's starters are Jamie Vermilyea for New Hampshire and Jason Scobie for the Binghampton Mets, both lefthanded pitchers. Binghampton is two games ahead of the Cats in the Northern Division.

The game will get underway in about 30 minutes.
_Rob - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 06:49 PM EDT (#28571) #
Hmmm...thought it was Binghampton, not Binghamton. The former makes more sense to me, but I guess it's wrong.
_Rob - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 06:53 PM EDT (#28572) #
This game might not be completed tonight. From Thunderstorms likely. Low 66F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

Note: I'll only be able to cover the first part of this game, since dinnertime is quickly approaching. Anyone who wants to listen along can do so at here (Real Audio) or here (Windows Media).
_Rob - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 07:02 PM EDT (#28573) #
Sorry guys...dinner sooner than expected, but I'll be back.

If anyone missed it, Ozias is on the DL. Don't know anything else right now.
_Gwyn - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 07:14 PM EDT (#28574) #
It's eerily similar to yesterday's minor league report

I'm sure this is just a case of great minds thinking alike...
_Rob - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 07:22 PM EDT (#28575) #
I'm back and listening to the AA game.
No score through one, Cats with a hit in the first.

Top 2nd - AA:

JFG up, takes strike one and ball one. The 2-1 is grounded out to third base, one out.
Jova: ball high, ball low, pops it up to centre. Two outs.
Singleton: strike, ball inside, ball, ground out. 1-2-3 inning for Scobie.

We go to the B-Mets' 2nd, with no score.
_Rob - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 07:28 PM EDT (#28576) #
Bottom 2nd - AA:

Vermilyea pitching.
1-2 pitch (Strike, strike ball) to the first batter hit all the way back to the track in left. Godwin makes the catch, one out.
Strike, strike, ball, Duncan swings and misses, strike three. Two outs.
Presley: Strike, strike, ball, slider strike three. Two K's in the inning for Vermilyea, and another 1-2-3 inning.

Vermilyea went SSBS on all three batters this inning. Let's see if that pattern continues.

No score through two.
_wayne - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 07:32 PM EDT (#28577) #
Rob, isn't vermilyea a right handed pitcher?
_Rob - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 07:37 PM EDT (#28578) #
Top 3rd - AA:

Scobie pitching.
Chiaffredo: ball low, opposite field single to right.
Snyder: strike looking, strike looking, swing and a miss on a curve. One out, one on.
Solano: strike swinging, ball inside, ball low and outside, up and tight, 3 and 1. Solano then draws the walk, his team-leading 45th or 46th walk. Chiaffredo to second.
Godwin (hit in the first): strike swinging, ball outside and Solano picked off first. Too big of a leadoff for Daniel and he's out. Two down, 1-1 on Tyrell: Foul ball, popped up into foul territory to the third baseman, three outs.

After 2.5, no score.
_Rob - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 07:38 PM EDT (#28579) #
I heard he was a lefty on the pregame show and just repeated it.

After checking...he is a righty. Thanks for catching that, wayne.
_Rob - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 07:39 PM EDT (#28580) #
Huh. Scobie is also righthanded. So maybe I heard right and typed left.
_Rob - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 07:45 PM EDT (#28581) #
Bottom 3rd - AA:

Vermilyea pitching.
First batter, whose name I missed: strike, ball, grounded to Hill at SS. Mildly wild throw, Snyder tags the runner out.
Little argument here as Cardona stepped out just as Vermilyea started to pitch. Chiaffredo not happy, turns around and argues with the umpire.
Cardona: strike swinging, ball, one-hopped to second. Two outs.
Velazquez: strike, single to centre. No perfect game for Jamie tonight. Two outs, one on first.
Lydon: ball, ball, called strike, swinging strike (Velazquez steals second, Hill late to cover second), swing and a miss, inning over.

No runs, one hit, no score after 3.
_Finn McCool - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 07:45 PM EDT (#28582) #
Re: If anyone missed it, Ozias is on the DL

I for one did not know that Todd Ozias was on the disabled list. If that is the case, I guess it is a good thing that Francisco Rosario is come back from the DL. Rosario is starting tomorrows game.
_Rob - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 07:46 PM EDT (#28583) #
36 minutes for three innings. Wow.
_Ryan01 - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 07:46 PM EDT (#28584) #
Skychiefs trail 3-0 in Toledo. All 3 three runs scored in the first.

Top of 3rd, Pat Ahearne pitching for the Mudhens.
Sanders singles.
Sanders takes off on the hit and run, but Quiroz grounds out, Sanders in safe at second.
Sequea draws the full count... pitch is high, walk. runners on 1st and 2nd
Russ Adams up. Singles to left. Pevey waves the runner in and Sanders is safe on a close play. 3-1 Toledo
Julius Matos singles to load the bases.
Double G is up. Gross grounds it to first but the ball is bobbled and only one out is recorded. Sequea scores from third. Adams to third, Matos to second. 3-2, 2 out
Williams flies out.

3-2 Toledo in the middle of the 3rd.
_Ryan01 - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 07:51 PM EDT (#28585) #
1-2-3 inning for Josue Matos in the 3rd. Sorry for the lack of detail but I gotta go, good evening all.
_Rob - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 07:56 PM EDT (#28586) #
Top 4th - AA:

Rich: ball, ball, single.
Hill: strike swinging, extra base hit. Double for Hill, second and third with nobody out for NH.
Infield back.
JFG: ball high and outside, fly ball to deep right...and it's a sac fly. Nice play by the rightfielder, but it's 1-0 NH. Hill at second.
Jova swings at the first pitch, pop fly, two outs.
Singleton: ball, foul, strike looking, ball inside, (rain starting to fall), swing and a miss, inning over.

1 run on two hits.

The bottom of the fourth will be my last half inning. Anyone who wants to take over, may.

1-0 NH after 3.5.
_Ryan01 - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 08:01 PM EDT (#28587) #
Alright one more quick update from the Syracuse game.

Clark reaches first. (I'm not sure how, Rob's so much better at this than me :)
Simon Pond singles and Clark heads into third.
Anthony Sanders singles. Clark scores, Pond to second. TIE GAME 3-3
Quiroz up. Grounds into a double play, Pond to third. 2 out.
Jorge Sequea triples to right centre. Pond scores. 4-3 Skychiefs
Adams up. Grounds out to second. 3 out

Syracuse leads 4-3 after 3.
_Rob - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 08:07 PM EDT (#28588) #
Bottom 4th - AA:

Vermilyea pitching.
Pagan: ball, strike looking, strike, ball, hit back through the box for a single.
Acuna: ball, strike, ball in the dirt, fly ball to centre. One out, one on.
Lambin: strike out, that's all you need to know. :) Two outs.
Duncan: strike, foul, single. Pagan to third.
I missed the last at bat, but it was an out.

1-0 after 4.

Rob's so much better at this than me

Yeah, can't deny the greatness. :)

Goodnight, all.
Mike Green - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 09:06 PM EDT (#28589) #
AA at the 7th inning stretch:

3-1 New Hampshire. Mike Snyder just hit a 2 run homer in the top of the 7th, and the Cats left the bases loaded. Vermilyea went the first 6 and is in line for the win.

Bottom of 7:

Travis Thompson on to pitch for the F-Cats. Basak lines a single into left-center; Tyrell Godwin boots the ball, and Basak takes second. Cardona hits a ball up the middle off Thompson's foot for an infield hit. Basak at third, Cardona at first. Velasquez lines a single to left, Basak scores, Cardona to second.

Mike Basso rushes out of the dugout at warp speed. Thompson out, Dan Jackson in to pitch. And the rain starts to fall. Hard.

During this pitching change and possible rain delay, we'll check the out-of-town scoreboard. Syracuse leads Toledo 4-3 in the top of the 5th. Dunedin leads 3-1 in the top of the 6th. Charleston leads Lexington 5-4 after 5. Auburn trails Lowell 4-2 after 4.

The rain slows. Wayne Lyden up for Binghamton. The count runs to 1-2, including one failed bunt attempt, a couple of balls, and the count is full. A couple of fouls, and then Lyden walks, bases loaded. Angel Pagan lines a ball down the left-field line for a 3 run double. Yikes. 5-3 Binghamton still nobody out. Pagan steals third.

To be continued.
Mike Green - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 09:11 PM EDT (#28590) #
Bottom of 7 AA continued:

Acuna pops up to short right centre, Pagan holds. Chase Lambin runs the count full, and walks. First and third, one out. Jeff Duncan up, and the umpires call out the grounds crew. We're in a rain delay.
_Mike Forbes - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 10:59 PM EDT (#28591) #
New Hampshire's bullpen seems to be very shaky of late.. I think its about time for Bubbie Buzachero to be brought up to AA to help solidify the bullpen.
_MatO - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 11:40 PM EDT (#28592) #
Pulaski's losing pitcher was a Joseph Sherron. Who the hell is that? According to the roster he's an 18 year-old lefty photon. Hey, Bryon Bell made an appearance. He's a lefty too. Canadian I think but not a photon at 6'6".
_MatO - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 11:41 PM EDT (#28593) #
Sorry, that's Joseph Cherron.
_johnnnyS99 - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 11:48 PM EDT (#28594) #
Byron Bell Lefty?

RHP Byron Bell, New Hamburg, Ont., (0-0, 0.00) Rookie-Class Pulaski Blue Jays.


Newest Blue Jay signee Byron Bell of New Hamburg was 2-6 with a 3.57 earned-run average and one save for St. Clair Community College this spring. Bell struck out 57 in 51 innings, while walking 25. This summer, pitching for the Kitchener Panthers of the Intercounty Major league, the 6-foot-6 Bell was 6-0 with a 3.45 ERA. Bell was signed by Kevin Briand.
_MatO - Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 11:54 PM EDT (#28595) #
You're right he is a righty. He's in my Blue Jays guidebook. Can't trust those roster pages. They have Edward Rodriguez as a lefty too. Still don't know where Cherron came from or if he's actually a lefty.
_johnnnyS99 - Friday, July 23 2004 @ 12:08 AM EDT (#28596) #
I cant find anything on him either in Google. The jays need to look deep into the independant leagues for any sleepers out their. Sometimes guys just need a second chance.
_Mike Forbes - Friday, July 23 2004 @ 12:16 AM EDT (#28597) #
I've met Byron Bell before actually. He's huge and he can throw it pretty hard.
_Sneeps - Friday, July 23 2004 @ 01:21 AM EDT (#28598) #
Justin Maureau showed up in Auburn tonight. Didn't Dunedin just put him on the disabled list? Hopefully Maureau can put himself back together... he was looking like a great prospect at one point.
_mendocino - Friday, July 23 2004 @ 02:14 AM EDT (#28599) #
it's joey charron. he was signed a couple of days ago. from tulane, also played in the frontier and northern leagues this summer. COMN
_mendocino - Friday, July 23 2004 @ 02:37 AM EDT (#28600) #
here's a potential signee COMN

"Ben Stanczyk could be turning pro after all.The La Crosse Loggers ace right-hander said Wednesday that the Toronto Blue Jays organization has offered him a free-agent contract. Stanczyk turned down the initial offer but plans on continuing negotiations with the club."
"Stanczyk, a junior from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, was not selected in this year's Major League Draft despite strong college and summer baseball credentials. Still, scouts have kept track of him this summer and late Tuesday night a representative from the Blue Jays front office called him with an offer."
_Marc - Friday, July 23 2004 @ 09:18 AM EDT (#28601) #
Charron is also 22 (according to the college Web site), not 18 like the Pulaski site says.
_MatO - Friday, July 23 2004 @ 09:36 AM EDT (#28602) #
According to the picture, at least Charron is left-handed. The Pulaski site had everything else wrong.
Gerry - Friday, July 23 2004 @ 11:21 AM EDT (#28603) #
Fridays minor league report should be up by noon.
Craig B - Friday, July 23 2004 @ 12:36 PM EDT (#28604) #
I think its about time for Bubbie Buzachero to be brought up to AA to help solidify the bullpen

That's a great idea Mike.

Ben Stanczyk could be turning pro after all.The La Crosse Loggers ace right-hander said Wednesday that the Toronto Blue Jays organization has offered him a free-agent contract.

Stanczyk's a righty reliever with notable (but not huge) control problems. He was definitely good enough to be drafted, though. He came in at #487 in my rankings of college pitchers.

it's joey charron. he was signed a couple of days ago. from tulane, also played in the frontier and northern leagues this summer. COMN

Charron's a guy who couldn't crack a very good Tulane pitching staff. Again, he's a reliever with some control problems. He's not much bigger than a photon, actually - a tiny little lefty listed at 5-8, 158. He had a real, real good 2003 though. Smart guy apparently - he majored in mechanical engineering.
_Jordan - Friday, July 23 2004 @ 12:43 PM EDT (#28605) #
a tiny little lefty listed at 5-8, 158

Davis Romero v. 2.0, size-wise anyway.

Smart guy apparently - he majored in mechanical engineering.

Well, which is it? ;-)
_Ashley - Tuesday, October 05 2004 @ 09:22 PM EDT (#28606) #
hey johnnnyS99 and Mike Forbes, I just thought I'd let you know, it's "Bryon" Bell not "Byron" Bell.
_Ashley - Tuesday, October 05 2004 @ 09:23 PM EDT (#28607) #
hey johnnnyS99 and Mike Forbes, I just thought I'd let you know, it's "Bryon" Bell not "Byron" Bell.
_Ashley - Tuesday, October 05 2004 @ 09:24 PM EDT (#28608) #
hey johnnnyS99 and Mike Forbes, I just thought I'd let you know, it's "Bryon" Bell not "Byron" Bell.
_Ashley - Tuesday, October 05 2004 @ 09:25 PM EDT (#28609) #
hey johnnnyS99 and Mike Forbes, I just thought I'd let you know, it's "Bryon" Bell not "Byron" Bell.
_Ashley - Tuesday, October 05 2004 @ 09:26 PM EDT (#28610) #
hey johnnnyS99 and Mike Forbes, I just thought I'd let you know, it's "Bryon" Bell not "Byron" Bell.
_Ashley - Tuesday, October 05 2004 @ 09:43 PM EDT (#28611) #
sorry that showed up so many times- my computer messed up
Minor League Update: July 22 | 80 comments | Create New Account
The following comments are owned by whomever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.