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Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, and sometimes it rains. Three wins, three losses, and two rainouts for the minor league affiliates last night.

Pawtucket 9 Syracuse 7 (10 innings)

Aquilino Lopez took the loss for the SkyChiefs as his struggles continued. Admittedly, he was left out for a long time; the three-run PawSox 10th was his third inning of work. Cam Reimers started and pitched five unspectacular innings. The hitters were led by Simon Pond (3-for-5 including a two-run homer) and Gabe Gross (2-for-4 with a walk). The game's key plays happened in the top of the 8th; with two out and the game freshly tied, Henri Stanley hit a pop foul that resulted in a classic "E-10" as Pond and Guillermo Quiroz let it drop down between them. Immediately after, Shawn Fagan bobbled a grounder at first base that allowed Cesar Crespo to score, giving Pawtucket the lead. The SkyChiefs managed to tie it in the bottom of the inning, but could do no more than that; in the bottom of the 10th, with two runners in scoring position and Syracuse down two, Chad Hermansen grounded out to end the game.

Box score
Game story - Marty Pevey is not pleased with his team's performance.
Bonus story - We missed this yesterday; Josue Matos wants to return to the SkyChiefs next season.

New Hampshire 6, New Britain 5

Another win for the Fisher Cats as Jamie Vermilyea is the hero. He earned his fourth save in true he-man style, keeping a one-run lead alive for three innings of work. Brandon League started and struggled in his return to the rotation, allowing four runs in 3 2/3 innings. Ryan Houston pitched well in relief of League for the win. The big blow on offense was struck by Maikel Jova, a 3-run triple in the first; Aaron Hill paced the offense with a 3-for-5 night.

Box score
Game story - New Britain have seen enough of Vermilyea; last night came on top of his perfect game against them exactly one month before.

Dunedin 13 Vero Beach 0

The night beforewas an "Ugly night in Dunedin" according to the Minor League Report; this one was a thing of beauty by comparison. The D-Jays exploded for two big innings and Ismael Ramirez pitched a brilliant three-hit shutout over eight innings with ten strikeouts. Ramirez allowed just four baserunners (he hit one batter). Meanwhile, the bats ground out 12 runs in the fifth and sixth innings to break the game wide open. Carlo Cota, Ron Davenport, and Vito Chiaravalloti had three RBI apiece and Jayce Tingler scored three runs after being on base four times. Only one D-Jay (Ryan Roberts) went hitless and Dunedin took advantage of five wild pitches by Vero Beach.

Box score
Game story

Lakewood 4 Charleston 2

The Alley Cats couldn't find their bats when it counted, and were doubled by the Blueclaws. Danny Core started for Charleston and pitched quite well, allowing three rns (two earned) in seven innings of work. But Charleston couldn't manage to draw any walks off the Lakewood duo of Erick Arteaga and Kyle Parcus, and their eight hits (all singles) were mostly scattered. Leadoff man Juan Peralta paced the team with two hits and a sacrifice fly.

Charleston have lost five in a row. They are guaranteed a playoff spot after winning the first-half title.

Box score
Game story

Auburn vs. Jamestown Doubleheader - Rained Out

A rainout for the second consecutive night, on a night where tickets at Falcon Park (for a doubleheader, no less) were free! (The Community Night will be rescheduled for August 14).

Pulaski 11 Bluefield 1 (7 innings)
Bluefield 4 Pulaski 3 (7 innings)

The phrase "save some for the nightcap" rang true as the P-Jays piled on eleven in the first game but couldn't squeeze out an extra run in the second game when it was needed against the Orioles.

Draft-and-follow Adrian Martin continued pitch well, winning the first game on six innings of three-hit ball, allowing one run and striking out four. The P-Jays reached base 18 times in the seven-inning contest, led by Yuber Rodriguez (3-for-5), Brian Bormaster (2-for-5, 3 RBI) and a pinch-hit three-run homer from Junior Chourio.

In the second game, Pulaski managed only five hits (two, including a homer, by David Hicks) and Jordan Timm got the start and allowed three runs in 5.1 innings. Aaron Tressler took the loss in the bottom of the seventh and final inning on a bases-loaded single.

Box score - Game 1
Box score - Game 2

Today's Three Star Selection

3rd Star : David Hicks, 3-for-6, 3 runs, 2 RBI, a walk and a home run over two games.
2nd Star : Jamie Vermilyea, a very tough three-inning save, allowing just two hits.
1st Star : Ismael Ramirez, a brilliant pitching line of 8 3 0 0 0 10.
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Mike Green - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 09:36 AM EDT (#47737) #
I think it's settled now. Raul Tablado is ready for promotion any time. He's hitting .299/.355/.571 (league averages .256/.333/.373) in 224 ABs. The queue at third base has Glenn Williams at Syracuse and Hattig at New Hampshire, but Williams will be joining the Australian Olympic team shortly.

Speaking of New Hampshire, the Cuttlefisher Cats play today at 11:35 against New Britain. Chris Baker gets the start against JD Durbin. The Cats are tied for first with Binghamton.
_MatO - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 10:15 AM EDT (#47738) #
Looks like League ran out of steam in the 4th which is where New Britain scored 4 runs.
_MatO - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 10:27 AM EDT (#47739) #
It looks like Adrian Martin wants to battle Shaun Marcum for the "Blue Jay Minor League Pitcher Absurd Control Award". Martin has allowed 3 BB in 35 IP. And he's only 19.
Mike Green - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 10:38 AM EDT (#47740) #
I'd make Martin an early contender for the "The Three True Outcomes Prize". 34IP, 3W, 35K, 1 HR. A few more strikeouts, and you'd have nature's perfect young pitcher.
_Marc - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 10:53 AM EDT (#47741) #
I like Martin out of the pen, where his results were better. I don't know if he throws hard enough (mid to high 80s) to succeed at higher levels in the rotation.
Mike Green - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 10:59 AM EDT (#47742) #
Marc, who knows? He's 19, and probably not done growing. He'll throw 70-100 innings this year and hopefully the same next year. At 21, he might be throwing 88 and he might be throwing 94. The trick at this point is to work on mechanical issues and consistency of the delivery without suffering injury.
_Michael N - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 10:59 AM EDT (#47743) #
I'm sure it's been mentioned here but if it hasn't, Josh Banks seems to have turned it around in AA in July. His stats for the month:
WHIP 1.03; K/9 5.9; K/BB 3.8 - 1; ERA 2.78; BB/9 1.5.
_Finn McCool - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 11:07 AM EDT (#47744) #
Mike small correction, Francisco Rosario is starting this mornings game for the Fisher Cats. I know minor league baseball is listing Chris Baker as starting, but I have heard repeated refences to Rosario starting today from the Fisher Cats broadcasters
_MatO - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 11:10 AM EDT (#47745) #
That would make sense Finn. He started last Friday and they had a day off since so today would be his next turn (unless they were being extra careful with him).
_MatO - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 11:13 AM EDT (#47746) #
As Gerry's great series pointed out, Banks is not even throwing his 2nd best pitch (the split finger) so that he can work on 2 other pitches. That's why minor league pitching stats can sometimes be deceiving.
_Finn McCool - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 11:13 AM EDT (#47747) #
Knock wood!
_Finn McCool - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 11:19 AM EDT (#47748) #
It's going to be interesting to see how Banks pitches for the rest of the year. If he keeps improving he could start next year in Syarcuse, if goes back to his inconsistant ways he'll be back in AA at least to start the year.
Mike Green - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 11:22 AM EDT (#47749) #
Actually, Finn, both milb and the New Britain newspaper had it as Baker, but I'd definitely take Mike Murphy's word for it. Thanks for the correction!

Rosario starting just makes it more interesting. I'd love to listen, but can't, so if anyone's up for BBRadio, rest assured that there'll be readers.
_Marc - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 11:41 AM EDT (#47750) #
Just for fun, with the minor league system winding down, I though I would project on the Jays' top 30 minor league prospects (not including those in the majors). I based my opionions on results, upside/tools and current level of success. The Jays have tons of depth but not a lot of true impact-type players at this point anyway, especially hitters. Any thoughts? It is somewhat subjective...

1. Josh Banks
2. Shaun Marcum 16. Ron Davenport
3. Francisco Rosario 17. John Hattig
4. Guillermo Quiroz 18. Ryan Roberts
5. Dustin McGowan 19. Ismael Ramirez
6. Brandon League 20. Carlo Cota
7. Aaron Hill 21. Tom Mastny
8. Gabe Gross 22. Davis Romero
9. Jamie Vermilyea 23. Robinzon Diaz
10. Russ Adams 24. JF Griffin
11. Raul Tablado 25. Chris Leonard
12. Vito Chiaravalloti 26. Christian Snavely
13. Vince Perkins 27. Yuber Rodriguez
14. Justin James 28. Edward "Bubbie" Buzachero
15. Miguel Negron 29. Jason Arnold
30. Gustavo Chacin
_Marc - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 11:43 AM EDT (#47751) #
Oops that chart didn't work so well, I guess I should have included HTML formatting.
_Sneeps - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 11:56 AM EDT (#47752) #
Top of the 1st:

Godwin: screams a liner off the top of the wall, tries to stretch it to a double but the outfielder plays the carum perfectly and throws a strike to the 2nd baseman to get the speedy Godwin... 1 out.
Rich: bloops a single into the outfield... 1 on, 1 out
Hill: grounds to 3rd, and the fielder boots it... 2 on, 1 out
Griffin: walks on 5 pitches... bases full, 1 out
Hattig: walks on a full count to bring in a run... bases still loaded, still 1 out
Jova: 2 rbi double, 3-0 now, still 1 out and runners at 2nd and 3rd
Singleton: k's on 3 pitches
Umbria: grounds out

Good way to start the game. 3-0 Cats.
_Finn McCool - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 11:56 AM EDT (#47753) #
1st inning

Godwin leads off with a drive off the outfield wall and for the second game in a row he is thrown out trying to turn a single into a double.

Rich singles

Hill grounds to third, error on the play, runners on first and second

Griffin walks, bases loaded.

Hattig walks J.D Durbin walks in a run

Jova hits a 2 run double

Singleton strikes out ( like that never happens )

Umbria grounds out

Fisher Cats lead 3-0 after a half inning
_Finn McCool - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 11:57 AM EDT (#47754) #
it all yours Sneeps
_MatO - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 11:57 AM EDT (#47755) #
I'll give it a shot. Anyone is free to take over at any time.

Godwin hits the first pitch off the RF wall and is thrown out at 2nd. Rich loops a single to left. Hill reaches on an error by the 3B on a tough play. JFG walks and Hattig walks on a 3-2 count. 1-0 F-Cats. Jova doubles over the CF's head driving in 2. Singleton K's. Durbin pitching for New Britain with a nifty ERA under 3. Umbria grounds to 3rd. 3-0 F-Cats. Rosario is pitching.
_Finn McCool - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 11:58 AM EDT (#47756) #
Mike we're lost without you!
_MatO - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 11:58 AM EDT (#47757) #
Oops. I defer to you all.
Coach - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 12:03 PM EDT (#47758) #
So let me get this straight -- Hattig has three RBI on three bases-loaded walks already? Awesome.
_Sneeps - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 12:03 PM EDT (#47759) #
Bottom of the 1st: Rosario on the mound!

Tomlin: infield single... ball bounced over the mound and Rich could only knock it down
Mazza: grounds to Hill who starts the 6-4-3 double play
Scanlan: fly ball to the track in right and Godwin makes the grab and end the quick inning

3-0 after 1.
_Sneeps - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 12:04 PM EDT (#47760) #
Somebody else can take the 2nd... I gotta get ready for work. I'll be back for the 3rd most likely.
_MatO - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 12:14 PM EDT (#47761) #
OK. Snyder K's looking. Godwin grounds out. Rich walks and Hill ground out to 2nd. Still 3-0.
Mike Green - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 12:19 PM EDT (#47762) #
Good teamwork, guys.
_Sneeps - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 12:23 PM EDT (#47763) #
Ok I'm back in black.
_Rob - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 12:24 PM EDT (#47764) #
I am here as, a lot of people able to call the game.

Am I 15th on the depth chart or 16th? :)
_MatO - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 12:25 PM EDT (#47765) #
Rosario pitching. Lead-off hitter doubles over Singleton's head. Next batter flies to left, runner tries for third and is initially called safe and then is somehow called out according to a perplexed Murphy. Next batter singles to centre but is stranded on a soft liner to Rich who makes a diving catch. Rosario isn't missing many bats. Apparently the runner was out on appeal at 2nd that he left early. Hattig's nickname: THE GUAM BOMB.
_MatO - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 12:25 PM EDT (#47766) #
Take it Sneeps.
_Sneeps - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 12:36 PM EDT (#47767) #
Top of the 3rd:

Griffin: Smacks a liner straight up the middle, off the mound and into centerfield for a solid single
Hattig: Check swing that bloops into the outfield for a hit... runners on 1st and 2nd w/ no outs.
Jova: grounds to the right side, and the 2nd baseman shows his range and makes a great play to get Jova. Runners advance to 2nd and 3rd.
Singleton: Pops up to shallow left for an out, not deep enough to score a runner.
Umbria: Lines to the 2nd baseman.

Wasted chances and it's still 3-0 after 1 1/2.
_Sneeps - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 12:46 PM EDT (#47768) #
Bottom of the 3rd:
Rosario is out of the game. Here we go again... As of now the commentators have no done any speculation as to why he left. Is it just me, or is it time to move Rosario to the pen already?

Bowen: hits a homerun on the 1st pitch from Travis Thompson... 3-1.
Davidson: grounder to 2nd, Rich throws him out.
Tomlin: 4 pitch walk.
*Pick off attempt is wild and Tomlin goes to 3rd*
Mazza: Grounder to Hill, throws him out but the runner at 3rd scores... 3-2.
Scanlan: Grounder to 2nd, easy play for Rich... inning over.

3-2 after 3.
_Sneeps - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 12:49 PM EDT (#47769) #
I gotta run.
_MatO - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 12:51 PM EDT (#47770) #
Anyone want to take the game?
_MatO - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 12:53 PM EDT (#47771) #
Snyder grounds out, Godwin flies out, Rich grounds out. Still 3-2 after 3 1/2.
_Rob - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 12:53 PM EDT (#47772) #
I can finish this inning but I gotta go eat lunch soon. :)

As soon as I typed that, Durbin pitches a 1-2-3 inning, and I guess we're going to the bottom of the 4th.

Anyone who can take over?
_Rob - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 12:54 PM EDT (#47773) #
MatO, it's all yours.
_MatO - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 12:59 PM EDT (#47774) #
Thompson sets them down 1-2-3 on ground outs. 3-2 after 4. Rosario was on a 70 pitch limit but never reached that.
_Sneeps - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 01:03 PM EDT (#47775) #
Who wants to bet that we won't see Rosario again this year?
_MatO - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 01:07 PM EDT (#47776) #
Hill doubles to right to lead off. Takes 3rd on a wild pitch that JFG swings at. JFG then K's. Hattig K's. Jova ground out. The top of the 5th brought to you by the Toronto Blue Jays.
_MatO - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 01:08 PM EDT (#47777) #
Check that, wild pitch now called a passed ball.
_MatO - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 01:11 PM EDT (#47778) #
Murphy reports that Rosario pulled not due to any injury but due to pitch count. He was nowhere near 70 pitches though. Maybe it was due to ineffectiveness Murphy speculates.
_MatO - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 01:13 PM EDT (#47779) #
Thompson walks 1st batter on 4 pitches. Jackson warming in bullpen. FCats almost turn 3-6-1 DP. One out one on. Next batter flies out. Ground out to 3rd. After 5 3-2 FCats.
_MatO - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 01:22 PM EDT (#47780) #
Top 6th. Singleton K's looking. Umbria flies out to CF. Snyder K's looking. The bottom of the order is 0-9. Murphy earlier mentioned that minor league rosters expand on August 1. Never heard that before.
_MatO - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 01:39 PM EDT (#47781) #
Bottom 6th. Thompson pitching. Gives up soft single to right. Next batter K's Thompson's first. A soft liner to Hill 2 out. Jones hits a 2-1 pitch over the CF wall his 18th. 4-3 for the RCats.
Jackson now pitching. 0-2 curve hits Owens in the face. After a few minutes Owens is OK and goes to first. Next batter singles up the middle. Runners on 1st and 2nd 2 out. Ground out on 3-1 pitch.
4-3 RCats over FCats after 6.
_MatO - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 01:45 PM EDT (#47782) #
Cameron replaces Durbin to start the 7th. Godwin K's. Rich pops out and Hill Flies to CF. 4-3 after 6 1/2.
_MatO - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 01:52 PM EDT (#47783) #
The RCats go 1-2-3 in the 7th. I missed the details.
_MatO - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 01:58 PM EDT (#47784) #
Cameron strikes out the side, JFG., Hattig and Jova. Still 4-3.
_MatO - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 02:04 PM EDT (#47785) #
Jordan de Jong in the pitch in the bottom of the 8th. Pronounced de Young. Like Dennis de Young (sp?) from Styx. Jova throws out a RCat player trying stetch a single into a double off a hit off the wall. Similar to the Godwin play in the first. Line out to Hill makes it 2 out 0 on. Jones flies out to right. To the top of the 9th FCats trail 4-3 with the bottom of the order up.
_MatO - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 02:12 PM EDT (#47786) #
Top of the 9th. Cameron still pitching. Singleton grounds out to 1st despite a bobble by the 1st baseman. Umbria grounds out to 2nd. Snyder singles on an 0-2 pitch. Godwin bloops out to the 1st baseman on a nice play. F-Cats fall 4-3.
_Jonny German - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 02:32 PM EDT (#47787) #
According to Rotoworld, Chin-Hui Tsao's "military service requirement will be seen as fulfilled if he can participate" in the Olympics, for Taiwan. Does Chi-Hung Cheng also have a military service requirement to complete?
Mike Green - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 02:48 PM EDT (#47788) #
Thanks, MatO, Sneeps, Rob and Finn. It's a long season, and depth really pays off!

Now if someone can figure out what ails Rosario, I'll be really happy.
_Ducey - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 02:55 PM EDT (#47789) #
Marc, I can't agrue with your list too much except I would drop Rosario lower (I am wondering if he will ever get better), move Yuber up, move Chachin to about 22 and find a place for Jackson and Purcey around 14 or 15
_Ducey - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 02:59 PM EDT (#47790) #
Oops. I would also include Adam Peterson on the list as well in the top 15
_Ducey - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 03:06 PM EDT (#47791) #
Lets make it 3 posts in row.

BA has the following blurb in the "Daily Dish":

Blue Jays righthander Ismael Ramirez is 4-0, 1.03 over his last four starts, including an eight-inning, three-hit, 10-strikeouts performance last night in a 13-0 win against Vero Beach. Ramirez improved to 10-5, 3.02 overall having won six straight decisions. "He goes out there and challenges hitters," Dunedin manager Omar Malave said. "He's got three quality pitches in his fastball, slider and changeup, but throws his four-seamer most of the time. When his slider is working, it can be a real put-away pitch for him."
_Rob - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 03:06 PM EDT (#47792) #
Thanks, MatO, Sneeps, Rob and Finn.

I can't speak for Sneeps and Finn McCool, but it's MatO you should really be thanking. Over two hours of BBRadio isn't as easy as it looks -- and the Fisher Cats broadcast has relatively short commercials, so there's no chance to get a snack! :)
_MatO - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 03:13 PM EDT (#47793) #
I'm humbled. It really wasn't that hard since the F-Cats were being mowed down in the last half of the game :-(
_Jordan - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 03:19 PM EDT (#47794) #
Ramirez is actually getting stronger and better as the season goes on, the reverse of what happened last year. He may have turned a corner and be ready for the next test at New Hampshire in 2005.
_johnnnyS99 - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 03:27 PM EDT (#47795) #
Ramirez's only concern was the lack of K's earlier in the year and last year, looks like he is finaly starting to erase the doubts and becoming a prospect.
_Marc - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 03:30 PM EDT (#47796) #
Oops. I would also include Adam Peterson on the list as well in the top 15

Yup, oversight on my part. I would put Peterson on the list after Vermilyea and remove Buzachero from the list. I didn't put Purcey or Jackson on the list cause, frankly, they haven't played so who knows what they'll do. They could completely flop. BA said Rosario could have been #1 on last year's list before he had TJ surgery, so I hesitate to move him too far down now that he's "healthy." Also, Rodriguez has only had success at the rookie level and is in his second year there. I would move him way up if and when he has some success in A ball. The way Chacin is going he could move up, but he has been in Double A FOREVER. I'll wait until he makes Syracuse to move him up.
_JohnnyS99 - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 03:34 PM EDT (#47797) #
Well Chris Leonard was on the top 30 last year, after missing the previous two seasons? Purcey and Jackson should have higher cielings, and both Dominated the Cape as Leonard did in 2001.
_JohnnyS99 - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 03:46 PM EDT (#47798) #
Has Tracy Thorpe established himself as a top 30 prospect again, if hes back throwing in the mid 90's its possible, as he has been a consistent reliever this year. DJ Hanson was #14 last year, but he maybe squeezed out , after missing all of this year.
_MatO - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 04:31 PM EDT (#47799) #
Fordin has an interview with JP and JP says that JFG sprained his wrist in spring training. Speaking from personal experience, that takes a long time to fully heal. Also don't expect many call ups or minor league moves because of the minor league playoffs.
_David R - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 05:26 PM EDT (#47800) #
He doesn't say which wrist JFG sprained - does anyone know? I'm wondering if that may have affected his throwing and provoked that infamous challenge from Richard Griffin.
_Jordan - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 05:52 PM EDT (#47801) #
Griffin suffered a shoulder injury (I think in college) and has never been able to regain a lot of throwing strength. It predates his wrist injury this season.
_johnnnyS99 - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 06:00 PM EDT (#47802) #
There is still hope for Griffin, With Delgado eventually leaving, he provides some much needed depth, and could be a possible replacment, if he continues to progress. He was the top hitter in NCAA and a top rates prospect for a reason.
_David R. - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 06:54 PM EDT (#47803) #
I was aware of the shoulder, I was just wondering (hoping) if the wrist was also a factor this spring. Maybe JFG can throw better than Richard Griffin's mother.
Mike Green - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 09:04 PM EDT (#47804) #
We pick up the Auburn at Aberdeen broadcast.

It's 5-2 for the Doubledays in the bottom of the sixth, and Casey McKenzie, Auburn's starter has just left with two out and a runner on first. Jayson Rodriguez is on to pitch. Diaz grounds out to Brian Hall at second.

5-2 D-Days after 6 innings.
Mike Green - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 09:11 PM EDT (#47805) #
Top of 7 in Aberdeen:

Kevin Hart, Aberdeen's 4th pitcher on the day, on to pitch.

Vinny Esposito (1-3 with an RBI double previously) flies out to left. Brian Hall strikes out. Adam Lind (0-2 plus a HBP) strikes out.

Danny Hill has only pitched 1 inning all season. The announcers say that he's been bothered a bit, but don't describe by what.

5-2 at the stretch.
Mike Green - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 09:15 PM EDT (#47806) #
Bottom of 7 in Aberdeen:

Blake Hannon strikes out. Morgan Clendenan fouls out to Adam Lind in left. Levi Robinson bunts, Curtis Thigpen pounces on it and throws him out.

5-2 D-Days after 7.
Mike Green - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 09:26 PM EDT (#47807) #
Top of 8 in Aberdeen:

Azzie on to pitch for Aberdeen.

Curtis Thigpen (0-1 with a sac fly-and a walk?) hits a gapper to left-center for a double. Chip Cannon up. Thigpen moves to third on a wild pitch. Cannon strikes out, after 3 fly outs. Metropoulos, 1-3 previously, up. Wild pitch over the catcher's head, but he goes back quickly and throws Thigpen out. Metropoulos hits a Baltimore chop to third and beats it out, but it's scored an error. Jarad Mangioni, a solo homer previously, strikes out.

5-2 after 7 and 1/2.
_greenfrog - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 09:32 PM EDT (#47808) #
I can't say I'm that excited about JF Griffin. 89 Ks in 330 AA-ball (second time around) at-bats tends to put a damper on things.
Mike Green - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 09:41 PM EDT (#47809) #
Bottom of 8:

Aberdeen is owned by Cal and Billy Ripken. Their manager is Don Buford.

Quincy Ascencion loops a single to left. Jacob Duncan strikes out swinging. Carlos Mendez up. Ascencion advances to second on a wild pitch. Mendez pops up to Klosterman at short. C.J. Smith grounds to Klosterman, who throws high, but Cannon's 6'5" frame make it no problem.

5-2 D-Days after 8.

I've got to go. I wonder if Dewon Day will come on for the save in the bottom of the ninth.
_David Paul - Thursday, July 29 2004 @ 11:04 PM EDT (#47810) #
Anyone know why Justin James left after the first inning in Dunedin's game?
_JaysFan - Friday, July 30 2004 @ 12:27 AM EDT (#47811) #
The game was delayed about a half hour after the first half inning so they didnt want James to go back in
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