Minor League Update: July 30

Friday, July 30 2004 @ 09:24 AM EDT

Contributed by: Gerry

A losing night overall down on the farm. Adam Peterson blew up good, again.

Pawtucket 9 Syracuse 4

New Skychief Jesus Sanchez started for the Chiefs, was strong through two innings but ran into trouble in the third. Jimmy Alvarez homered and Adam Hydzu doubled in another. The Chiefs got one back in the bottom of the third when Chad Hermansen homered. Sanchez conceded another run in the fifth and left with two runners on and two out. Adam Peterson provided no relief, three walks and a single produced three more runs and it was 6-1, Sox. Peterson went back out for the sixth and gave up three more runs on a couple of singles and an Earl Snyder bomb.

The Chiefs scored three consolation runs in the eighth, Anthony Sanders doubled home three runners, all of whom had been walked by Scott Williamson.

The Chiefs did have twelve hits, Hermansen and Howie Clark had three each, Julius Matos had two.

Game Story

New Hampshire 3 New Britain 4

New Hampshire scored all of their runs in the first inning. Thereafter they were held to four more hits over the next eight innings. Tyrell Godwin lead off with a hit off the wall but was thrown out trying to stretch it into a double. In retrospect that out, and the non run scored, were huge in the final outcome of the game. Following the out, Dominic Rich singled and Aaron Hill reached on an error. Two walks brought in the first run and a Mikael Jova double scored two more. And that was it for Fisher Cat scoring on the day. New Hampshire did have a runner on third, with less than two outs, in the third and the fifth, but could not score the run either time.

Francisco Rosario made his second straight start but was done after two innings having allowed three hits. Travis Thompson came on and allowed a home run to the first hitter he faced. He also allowed an unearned run after he made a two base throwing error, and it was 3-2 for the Cats. Thompson allowed a two run home run in the sixth inning to give New Britain the lead, and the win. Thompson's ERA is now 8.35.

Game Story

Vero Beach 1 Dunedin 7

It was a rainy night in Florida and the game was delayed by over an hour in the second inning. As a result Justin James left after pitching one inning. Andy Torres replaced him and pitched four good innings allowing one unearned run on four hits. Tracey Thorpe and Bubbie Buzachero pitched two scoreless innings each.

Carlo Cota was back at second base last night and he scored the first Dunedin run on a double by Vito. Jose Yepez led off the fifth with a home run and the Blue Jays added two more unearned runs in the same inning. Dunedin added three more in the eighth with a Cota two run double being the big hit.

Every starter reached base but Cota and Vito led the way with two hits each.

Hagerstown 3 Charleston 2

Charleston's offensive struggles continued as they could only register four hits, one of their runs came on a bases loaded hit by pitch and the second scored on an error.

Brad Mumma started and allowed three runs, only one of them earned. He did allow six hits and two walks in four innings so you could not say he was sharp.

Joey Reiman had two of the Cats four hits but the struck out his other three at-bats.

Auburn 5 Aberdeen 2

The Doubledays head into Ripken Stadium and come away with the win. Casey McKenzie spotted Aberdeen two runs in the first inning when the first four hitters reached base. McKenzie settled down well after that, pitching five and two thirds, and allowing only one hit and one walk after those first four hitters.

Jayson Rodriguez and Eric Rico allowed only one baserunner through the last 3 1/3 innings.

Meanwhile Ryan Klosterman and Eric Nielsen went to work to get Auburn back in the game after the first inning. Klosterman walked in the third, stole second and went to third on a throwing error, and scored on a Nielsen groundout. Klosterman walked again to lead off the fifth and Nielsen doubled him home. Vinnie Esposito also doubled to give Auburn the lead and later a sac fly from Curtis Thigpen made it 4-2 Auburn. Jarad Mangioni homered in the sixth to make it 5-2.

Klosterman was 0-1 with four walks.

Pulaski at Kingsport - Postponed

Our Three-Star Selection

The 3rd Star: Carlo Cota, two hits, two RBI's, a run, a double
The 2nd Star: Casey McKenzie, 5.2 innings, excellent once the butterflies were gone
The 1st Star: Chad Hermansen, 3-4 with a double and a home run