Minor League Update: July 23

Friday, July 23 2004 @ 12:34 PM EDT

Contributed by: Gerry

A late and abbreviated report today. Yours truly was in Auburn yesterday watching a Canadian kid be a hero for the home team. Four wins and two losses for the minor league teams.

Syracuse 11 Toledo 5

It was the Matos show in AAA yesterday. Josue Matos started and pitched six innings to get the win. Josue allowed five runs, three earned, on six hits and three walks. Julius Matos went 4-5 with a home run, and drove in four of the Chief's runs. Russ Adams also had a big game going 3-5 with two doubles, two runs scored and four RBI's.

The Chiefs had fifteen hits. In addition to Matos and Adams, Anthony Sanders and Jorge Sequea had multiple hit games.

Game Story

New Hampshire 4 Binghamton 7

The battle of the top two teams was a pitchers duel through six innings. New Hampshire did score a run in the fourth. Dominic Rich singled and Aaron Hill doubled him to third. Rich scored on a sac fly from John Ford Griffin.

Jamie Vermilyea started and was excellent through five. Jamie retired the first eight hitters, and had allowed three hits through five innings. In the sixth Binghamton tied the game on three hits.

Mike Snyder hit a two run home run in the top of the seventh to put the Cats ahead 3-1. Travis Thompson came on in the seventh and allowed three straight singles. Dan Jackson came in from the pen and fared no better, two hits and two walks later the Mets had a 7-3 lead.

The Cats had eleven hits, Aaron Hill, Tyrell Godwin and Rich had two each.

Francisco Rosario starts tonight filling in for Todd Ozias.

Dunedin 3 Jupiter 2

A pitchers duel. Ismael Ramirez started and only gave up one unearned run in six innings, on five hits and two walks. Ryan Roberts scored two of the three Dunedin runs. He singled in the third and scored on a single from Carlo Cota. The Blue Jays scored two more in the fourth. Miguel Negron reached on an error and scored on a triple by Ryan Roberts. Roberts scored on a single by Jason Waugh. Bubbie Buzachero made it interesting in the ninth, allowing one run while loading the bases twice.

Roberts and Cota had two hits each out of Dunedin's six hits.

Charleston 9 Lexington 7

Seven runs scored in the first inning but it was a four run eighth that won it for the Alley Cats. Charleston registered thirteen hits while allowing twelve. The first four Alley Cat hitters reached base, capped by a grand slam from Clint Johnston. Robinson Diaz's triple was the big hit in the four run eighth. Joey Reiman and Johnston had three hits each. Diaz and David Smith had two each.
All four Alley Cat pitchers allowed runs. Jeremy Harper had a brief two inning start.

Game Story

Lowell 5 Auburn 6

Yours truly was in attendance for this game, look for a more detailed report in the next few days. Casey Janssen, Scott Roy and Justin Maureau all were scored upon. Joey McLaughlin pitched the eighth and ninth to get the win.

Auburn trailed 5-2 going to the bottom of the eighth. Brian Hall singled and with two out Curtis Thigpen hit a ground ball in the hole between third and short. The third baseman got to the ball but bobbled it and all were safe. The play was originally scored an error, a fair ruling, but this morning it shows as a hit. Adam Lind doubled to score one and Eric Nielsen also doubled to tie the game.

McLaughlin walked the lead-off hitter in the ninth but David Corrente, from Chatham, Ontario, threw out the runner trying to steal. Corrente led off the bottom of the ninth "just looking to make contact and get on base". He made contact all right, over the left field wall to win the game for the Doubledays.

Game Story

Danville 11 Pulaski 5

As with Charleston all four Pulaski pitchers allowed runs. Adrian Martin started and allowed five runs on nine hits in five innings. Joey Charron took the loss.

Pulaski had eight hits. Newly demoted David Hicks had two hits as did Anthony Garibaldi.

Our Three-Star Selection

The 3rd Star: Clint Johnston, 3-5, grand slam HR
The 2nd Star: Julius Matos, 4-5, home run, four RBI's
The 1st Star: David Corrente, 2-4, game winning home run, two runners caught stealing