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July ended with a Syracuse win and an Auburn loss. Youneverknow, but I do know that the affiliates continued their fine overall play with a 5-2 record on Saturday.

Syracuse 3 Rochester 1

The Sky Chiefs relied on fine pitching from Ryan Glynn, Aquilino Lopez and Jason Kershner to edge the Red Wings. Glynn went 6.1 innings allowing 1 earned run on 5 hits and 2 walks with 6 strikeouts. Lopez went 1.2 perfect innings with no Ks, and Kershner pitched a solid ninth for his 3rd save. Julius Matos homered, singled and walked. Anton French reached base 3 times and stole 2 bases for the 2nd consecutive game. Russ Adams went 1-5 and stole his 4th base of the season, while Gabe Gross went 2-4 with a walk. Guillermo Quiroz did not play.

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Syracuse Post-Standard article on the Sky Chiefs' Olympians

Portland 1 New Hampshire 8

Gustavo Chacin pitched 6 shutout innings and John Hattig hit his first two homers with New Hampshire, as the Fisher Cats trounced the Sea Dogs to move into sole possession of 1st place. The park was sold out for the 2nd straight day. Chacin gave up 4 hits and walked 2 while striking out 3. Jamie Vermilyea went 2 hitless innings, while walking and striking out 1. John Ogiltree and Jordan DeJong finished up in the ninth. Aaron Hill went 3-3 with 2 doubles and a sac fly and drove in 3, while Mikael Jova and Justin Singleton also homered.

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Union-Leader game story

Sarasota 5 Dunedin 15

The D-Jays banged out 19 hits, including 3 homers, to rout the S-Sox. Raul Tablado doubled, homered and drove in 4, Big Vito walked, singled, homered and drove in 3 and Ron Davenport had the most impresssive line with 4 hits, including a homer. Carlo Cota also had 4 hits. Shaun Marcum started and went 5 innings for the win. Characteristically, he walked nobody and struck out 6, but he did give up 3 runs on 2 homers. Tracy Thorpe and Tommi Ozuna pitched 2 solid innings each to close it out.

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Hagerstown 4 Charleston 5

The Alley-Cats scored 2 runs in the eighth to complete a comeback from an early 4-0 deficit. Christian Snavely homered and drove in 2 to lead the offence. Davis Romero started and went 6 innings, giving up 4 runs in the first inning and then shut 'em down. He allowed 4 hits and 3 walks, and struck out 4. Joaquin Canizal upped his record to 7-1 going 2 shutout innings, allowing 2 baserunners and striking out 2, while Mark Sopko allowed 2 baserunners in the ninth, but emerged unscathed for his 7th save.

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Auburn 2 Aberdeen 7

It was a rare off-night for the Doubledays, as the pitchers struggled, the fielders made 5 errors and the hitters couldn't put together any kind of a rally. Juan Perez started and took the loss to drop to 4-1. He went 5 innings and allowed 7 runs, 4 earned, on 10 hits and 1 walk with 3 strikeouts. Kristian Bell and Scott Roy finished up nicely. Curtis Thigpen and Jarad Mangioni had 2 hits each, while 3rd baseman Jason Armstrong had a night he would just as soon forget, wearing the collar and making 3 errors to boot.

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Auburn Citizen game story

Pulaski 2 Kingsport 8-1st game
Pulaski 2 Kingsport 0- 2nd game

The P-Jays split a doubleheader with Kingsport. In the opener, Russ Savickas was touched for 4 runs in the 2nd inning (his last). Savickas gave up 5 hits and 1 walk and struck out 1. Reymon Sanchez, who struck out 5 in 3 innings, and Edward Rodriguez finished up. Yuber Rodriguez went 1-3 with a walk and drove in a run. In the nightcap, Derek Tate threw 5.1 shutout innings, striking out 10(!) while allowing 4 hits and no walks. Tate lowered his ERA for the season to 1.10. Aaron Tressler got the save, pitching a perfect inning with 2 strikeouts. Junior Chourio smacked a 2 run homer for the P-Jays runs. David Hicks went 2-3.

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2nd game Box Score

Three Star Selection!
3rd star- John Hattig, 2 homers for New Hampshire
2nd star- Ron Davenport, a homer and 3 singles for Dunedin
1st star- Derek Tate, 10 strikeouts in 5 shutout innings for Pulaski
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Mike Green - Sunday, August 01 2004 @ 12:31 PM EDT (#46817) #
Derek Tate has now thrown 32 innings, walked 4 and struck out 41. He was a 34th round selection in this year's draft, and nothing in his collegiate record foretold this kind of performance. He's thrown many more innings this year than previously (he was a reliever in 2003), and so the Jays will likely be very cautious with him, as the year wears on.

It's quite a pro debut, however, and I suspect that he'll be in the mix next year, perhaps as a starter in Charleston.
_greenfrog - Sunday, August 01 2004 @ 12:49 PM EDT (#46818) #
Excellent news all around.

Aaron Hill is absolutely on fire.
_Finn McCool - Sunday, August 01 2004 @ 02:29 PM EDT (#46819) #
Hill batted .386 for the month of July, yah I'd say he's on fire.
_David Paul - Sunday, August 01 2004 @ 08:42 PM EDT (#46820) #
Holy Poop. Banks gave up four homers today!
_Tassle - Sunday, August 01 2004 @ 10:34 PM EDT (#46821) #
Yeah, I'd definitely say Banks needs a full year at Double A. Has he developed a flaw in his delivery, maybe an injury we don't know about? Or is it just a very long adjustment phase?
_R Billie - Monday, August 02 2004 @ 12:25 AM EDT (#46822) #
It may just be fatigue setting in for Josh. This is his first full season as a pro. It's very easy to forget that with how quickly he moved and how well he's performed up until AA. The Jays might do well to monitor him for injuries or soreness and if need be shut him down or reduce his innings for a while.
_Kevin Pataky - Monday, August 02 2004 @ 08:57 AM EDT (#46823) #
I saw Josh pitch on 7/28 in New Britain in constant rain, and he looked pretty good. The game went only 5 innings, and he got the win, but had no Ks or BBs. He will be starting against Matt Cain (5-1, 2.60) this Friday in Norwich. I'll be shooting pictures, so I'll try to provide a status report...
Mike Green - Monday, August 02 2004 @ 11:14 AM EDT (#46824) #
Banks walked nobody and struck out 6. I'm not terribly worried. He'll probably spend at least the first half of next year in New Hampshire, and from there, they'll play it as it goes.

Graig Badger had the line of the day in a Pulaski loss- 0-1 with 4 walks. Cheng struck out 7 in 5 innings, but the P-Jays could muster only 1 hit.
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