Minor League Update: July 28

Wednesday, July 28 2004 @ 10:49 AM EDT

Contributed by: Ryan01

It was a dark and stormy night. Most of the Blue Jays minor league teams had weather issues as they managed a 2-2 split with 3 rainouts and 1 rain shortened game.

Pawtucket 3, Syracuse 5

The Skychiefs were able to stay dry as Josue Matos pitched a solid 7 innings while recording 9 strikeouts and allowing only 1 run. Jason Kershner went 2 innings for the save but gave up a pair of runs in the ninth.

The top of the order did most of the damage for the Syracuse offense as Russ Adams, Julius Matos and Gabe Gross each went 2 for 5 including a 2 run shot from Gross. Simon Pond was batting down in the 7th spot but came up with 3 singles in 4 appearances.

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New Hampshire 6, New Britain 1 - 5 innings

The newest member of the Blue Jays family, John Hattig made his debut, though rather unsuccessfully as he flied out, struck out twice and was the only Fisher Cat without a hit in this rain shortened affair. With the damp weather, the F-Cats coaches no doubt had an eye on Josh Banks who saw his draft stock fall last year due to blister problems in college. Banks battled on though, and earned the win pitching all 5 innings with only 4 hits, 1 run and no walks or strikeouts.

Dominic Rich doubled twice while driving in 3 runs and scoring twice. Ty Godwin also doubled twice in the leadoff spot while Aaron Hill singled, doubled and drove in 3.

The Binghamton Mets lost their game which means that the Fisher Cats are now tied for the Northern Division lead!

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Vero Beach 11, Dunedin 1

Ugly night in Dunedin as Neomar Flores was trounced for 5 runs in 2 innings. Robert Nunley and Andy Torres were both also hit hard. Tommi Ozuna held down the fort for 3.2 innings and Tracy Thorpe pitched a solid 1.2 innings.

Ron Davenport singled, doubled and scored the only D-Jay run. Miguel Negron left the game after only 1 at-bat.

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Lakewood 7, Charleston 1

“The Nasty” was on early in the game again last night. Tom Mastny cruised through the first 3 innings but a hard slide broke up a potential inning ending double play in the 4th. The ensuing 2 out rally resulted in 4 runs against Mastny in an otherwise solid outing. His final line was 6 innings, 6 hits, 4 runs, 1 walk and 6 K’s.

The seemingly stalled Charleston offense was at least able to manage 7 hits this time but could only muster a single run.

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Three-Star Selection!

The 3rd Star Gabe Gross: 2-5, 2 run HR.
The 2nd Star Josue Matos: 7 innings, 1 run, 9 K’s.
The 1st Star Dominic Rich: 2 doubles, 3 RBI, 2 runs scored.