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Lots of hitting by the Blue Jays but only three wins and two losses.

Buffalo 5 Syracuse 3

Buffalo have had Syracuse's number this year but this loss was the hardest to take. The Chiefs outhit Buffalo 13-6 and still lost. Adam Peterson came on in the ninth with a 3-2 lead looking for the save. He went walk, hit batter, sac, walk, single, walk and the Chiefs were down 4-3. Jason Kershner came on to concede a sac fly to make it 5-3.

Ryan Glynn started for the Chiefs and got back on track after being hammered in his last start. Glynn gave up two runs in the first inning but settled down after that to pitch effectively through six.

The Chiefs scored all their runs in the bottom of the sixth. Gabe Gross doubled and scored on a home run by Anthony Sanders. Chad Hermanson followed with a solo shot.

Russ Adams and Hermanson each had three hits. Gross, Sanders and Howie Clark each had two.

Game Story

Trenton 8 New Hampshire 9

Having led this game 7-1 after six innings, the Fisher Cats had to hang on to barely beat Trenton. Gustavo Chacin had another strong start, one run allowed on four hits in six innings. But the bullpen conceded seven runs in three innings.

New Hampshire recorded fifteen hits, six players had two each. Aaron Hill had the day off. There were only three doubles among the fifteen hits, the Fisher Cats scored runs in five innings by bunching their hits.

Game Story


Scheduled off day

Charleston 2 Hickory 3

Kurt Isenberg started and pitched two innings. Hickory scored one run on four hits. He was followed to the mound by John Wesley. Wesley pitched three innings conceding two runs on three hits.

Juan Peralta scored both Alley Cat runs, one on a single from Robinson Diaz, the other on a double by Willie Rivera.

Rivera had three hits, Diaz and Galloway two each.

Auburn 12 Jamestown 4

Auburn scored early and often, eleven of their runs scored in the first five innings. Brian Hall hit his team leading sixth home run. Eric Nielsen and Joey Metropoulus also hit jacks. Seven Doubledays had multiple hit games.

Chris Leonard pitched five innings, allowing three runs on seven hits. Curtis Thigpen showed signs of coming out of his slump with two hits, one of them a double.

Game Story

Princeton 2 Pulaski 3

Derek Tate started and was effective in his five innings, one unearned run allowed on five hits with six K's. His ERA is 1.32. Princeton scored first but Pulaski tied it in the fifth on a home run by Brian Bormaster. Pulaski went ahead in the sixth, Greg Powers scoring on a single by Yuber Rodriguez.

Princeton tied it off Edward Cannon in the seventh and we arrived at the bottom of the ninth tied at two.

Rodriguez doubled to lead off the ninth. One out later Bormaster singled to score the winning run.

Rodriguez was 3-4 with the double. Bormaster was 2-4.

Our Three-Star Selection

Every team was in double figures in hits, except Pulaski, but a pitcher wins the crown.

The 3rd Star: Brian Bormaster, 2-4, a home run, and the game winning RBI
The 2nd Star: Yuber Rodriguez, 3-4 with a double and scored the winning run
The 1st Star: Gustavo Chacin, six innings, one run, four hits


Syracuse were 3-4 on the week and their record now is 44-59. Syracuse are 13 and a half games behind Buffalo
New Hampshire, 5-2 for the week and are 57-44, one game back of Binghamton
Dunedin, Dunedin were 3-2 for the week and are 17-13 in the second half. Dunedin are in second place, two game behind Tampa
Charleston were 4-3 for the week and are 17-13 for the second half. Charleston are in third place, two games behind Hickory and Kannapolis
Auburn were 6-1 for the week and have started 29-7 to lead their division by ten and a half games
Pulaski were 5-2 for the week and have started 22-12 to lead their division by two games

Combined the Jays minor league teams were 26-14 for the week and their record is 268-206, a .565 winning percentage.
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_MatO - Monday, July 26 2004 @ 11:05 AM EDT (#48616) #
It's nice to see 3 of the youngest players in Auburn (Lind, Metropolous and Mangioni) coming on. Lind has really contolled the strike zone with more BB's than K's. He's not hitting for power but he does have 10 2B's. It doesn't look like Metro is hitting for power until you notice that he has 10 2b's in like 70AB and hit his 1st HR yesterday. He's really come on after a slow start. I've got a soft spot for the Australian Mangioni and it's nice to see him hitting over .300 with with good power in limited AB and decent BB and K totals.
Mike Green - Monday, July 26 2004 @ 11:08 AM EDT (#48617) #
Chacin struck out 5 yesterday, and now has 80 in 108 innings, as against 38 walks. That'll play. Now if he can reduce his HR allowed rate modestly, we'll have ourselves a serviceable left-handed starter.
_Marc - Monday, July 26 2004 @ 11:50 AM EDT (#48618) #
At the very least Chacin looks like he could be that lefty reliever the Jays need so badly... I'm really surprised he hasn't been promoted yet...
_Ducey - Monday, July 26 2004 @ 11:56 AM EDT (#48619) #
Speaking of Chacin, do you think he should be promoted? Syracuse is really thin right now for starters and Chacin has been in AA for all of last year and this year.
_#2JBrumfield - Monday, July 26 2004 @ 11:57 AM EDT (#48620) #
I managed to catch the tail end of Syracuse's game against Buffalo on the Bisons station 1520 AM. Peterson just didn't have it, he was pulled for Kershner with a 2-0 count with the bases full and the game tied at 3-3. Kershner would up walking in the go-ahead run. The turning point was Dusty Wathan's 14 pitch AB against Peterson (according to earlier in the inning before he was plunked. The Buffalo announcers said it was 17 pitches that Wathan faced. Anyways, the Skychiefs tried to rally when Adams doubled with 1 out but Julius Matos drew the ire of acting manager Ken Landreaux by swinging at a 3-0 pitch and became the 2nd out of the inning. The Buffalo announcers said Landreaux was chirping at Matos on his way back to the dugout. They couldn't believe Matos was swinging 3-0 especially when he could've been the tying run on base and that you don't swing 3-0 unless you're a power hitter. All in all, a tough loss for the Skychiefs and it was not an encouraging outing for the supposed closer of the future.
Mike Green - Monday, July 26 2004 @ 12:07 PM EDT (#48621) #
#2JBrumfield, I was doing pitch-by-pitch on Wathan's at-bat last night on BBRadio (aka CUTL). By my count, he was plunked on the 15th pitch from Peterson. If you get 3 different counts on something that happened last night, imagine the difficult in figuring out how many hits Ty Cobb had in 1911.

Anyways, you're right that it was not an encouraging outing for Peterson. He's 25 years old, and he's got good heat, but not good enough on its own to do the job. Wathan was behind on all the fastballs, but was able to keep fouling them off.
Mike Green - Monday, July 26 2004 @ 12:07 PM EDT (#48622) #
Oops, typo alert. It should be "imagine the difficulty".
_Jacko - Monday, July 26 2004 @ 12:14 PM EDT (#48623) #
The JFG booster club would like to point out that after a 2-for-4 performance yesterday, John-Ford's line for the year now stands at:

.244/.335/.460, 18 HR, 60 RBI

Fearless full season prediction:

.260/.350/.500, 24 HR, 75 RBI

Not bad for someone who looked like a lost cause back at the start of June...
_Jordan - Monday, July 26 2004 @ 12:43 PM EDT (#48624) #
It's too bad that Peterson went directly to Toronto before falling back to Syracuse, instead of simply jumping one level. Dominant at New Hampshire and overdue for a promotion as he was, he would have struggled anyway upon arriving in Syracuse: his command was his weak suit in Double-A and it is clearly showing in Triple-A. Nonetheless, he's a better pitcher than this and he'll come around. And I'll say it again: he has barely more than 125 IP on his career CV. He's going to be a lot older than the average rookie by the time he hits Toronto again. The AFL could do him a lot of good.
Mike Green - Monday, July 26 2004 @ 12:47 PM EDT (#48625) #
I agree that Peterson is a prime candidate for the AFL. He does need more innings, and like Jordan, I feel that he will come around with time.
_Sneeps - Monday, July 26 2004 @ 12:52 PM EDT (#48626) #
I think he'll be fine as well. I wonder how much the promotion from AA has to do with his confidence level right now...
_Finn McCool - Monday, July 26 2004 @ 03:21 PM EDT (#48627) #
Peterson may be 25, but lets remember this is still only 2nd full pro season, looks to me like he's right on course. I wouldn't look for him to start next year with the jays though, he'll probably need another half a year in Syracuse before we see that happening.

I agree with the majority through, bring Peterson straight to the majors and skipping AAA was not a good idea.
Mike Green - Monday, July 26 2004 @ 03:22 PM EDT (#48628) #
Bruce Chen seems to have found a solution in Ottawa to his woes. He struck out 9 in a great outing today. COMN.
_Nigel - Monday, July 26 2004 @ 07:00 PM EDT (#48629) #
Mike that boxscore includes a veritable who's who of names that could start a Baseball Primer debate on the: merits of prospects (failed and otherwise), concept of freely available talent, K/BB ratios and you name what else (the cast of characters raises a smorgabord of statistical plotlines!):

Mottola, Cust, Bellinger, Daubach, Lombard, Chen, Stoppach

Minor league boxscores don't get any better than that! :)
_Evair Montenegr - Monday, July 26 2004 @ 11:35 PM EDT (#48630) #
It looks like the Alley Cats were no-hitted by the other team and lost 1-0.
_johnnnyS99 - Tuesday, July 27 2004 @ 01:11 AM EDT (#48631) #
Another Solid start for Marcum, He seems to be on the same track as David Bush only younger.
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