Minor League Update: July 26

Monday, July 26 2004 @ 10:37 AM EDT

Contributed by: Gerry

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.