Minor League Update: August 9

Monday, August 09 2004 @ 01:51 AM EDT

Contributed by: Gerry

While everyone was obsessing over the big boys, the junior teams must have been distracted too. Only Pulaski won, and that in extra innings. Francisco Rosario had another disappointing start.

Buffalo 3 Syracuse 0

Cam Reimers faced Buffalo for the second time this week and fared reasonably well, it can be tricky for a pitcher to face the same team two straight starts. Ryan Lind provided play by play details in yesterdays minor league thread and reportedly Reimers was impressive. Cam's final line looks OK, 6.2 innings, eight hits, two walks and three runs. Three of the hits and two of the runs were allowed in the seventh inning.

The Chiefs' bats were found wanting yesterday. Eric Crozier made his debut for the Chiefs and presumably was pressing against his old teammates, he was 0-3 with a walk and three K's. Howie Clark and Anthony Sanders had two hits each.

Rather than talk about the game, the Chiefs talk about Tosca

New Hampshire 5 Norwich 6

The riddle, wrapped in an enigma, that is Francisco Rosario started yesterday and through two inning he had allowed a couple of hits and no runs. In the third, with one out, Rosario gave up a walk, then back-to-back-to-back home runs, 4-3 Norwich. Rosario conceded two more hits and he was done for the day. That ruined a good start for the Cats where they scored three runs in the first inning. In that first inning Tyrell Godwin walked, Aaron Hill reached on an error, John Hattig doubled and Mikael Jova singled. Norwich and New Hampshire traded runs in the fourth and fifth and Norwich added the eventual winning run in the eighth.

New Hampshire had nine hits. Aaron Hill was 3-5 with a double and two runs scored. Hattig was 2-4 with a double, a run and an RBI.

Dunedin - scheduled off day

Charleston 3 Savannah 4

This game featured seven one run innings. Charleston took a 2-0 lead, Savannah tied it, Charleston took the 3-2 lead, but Savannah tied it and won it in the bottom of the seventh.

Charleston's hitting woes continued, they had five hits. Two of the hits were home runs, Eric Arnold and David Smith doing the honours. Tom Mastny started and was not his usual lights-out self. He allowed three runs over 5.2 innings on eight hits. Eric Rico came on in relief and gave up the winning run on a single and a triple.

Game Story

Staten Island 12 Auburn 3

Staten Island had 14 hits and twelve runs, Auburn eleven hits and three runs, the difference was that Staten Island bunched most of their hits in the fist four innings, the score was 11-1 in the middle of the fourth. Casey McKenzie gave up seven hits and six runs in three innings. Chris Neylan gave up five runs in three innings on five hits.

The hot hitting Adam Lind led the way for the Doubledays, going 3-5, and raising has average to .318. Ryan Klosterman and Jason Armstrong had two hits each.

Game Story

Johnson City 8 Pulaski 9 - in 10 innings

Pulaski were losing 8-5 going to the bottom of the ninth. David Hicks singled, Yuber Rodriguez walked and Nick Thomas drilled a three run home run to tie the game. In the tenth walked and Hicks doubled him home for the win.

The only Pulaski pitcher who did not concede a run, Aaron Tressler got the win. Brian Grant started and pitched 4.1 innings with six hits allowed.

Our Three-Star Selection

Slim pickin's
The 3rd Star: Aaron Hill, three hits
The 2nd Star: Adam Lind, three hits
The 1st Star: Nick Thomas, game tying home run in the ninth


Syracuse were 3-4 on the week and their record now is 50-66. Syracuse are 15 and a half games behind Buffalo
New Hampshire, 4-4 for the week and are 65-50, three games back of Binghamton
Dunedin, were 2-3 for the week and are 23-18 in the second half. Dunedin are in second place, one half game behind Tampa
Charleston were 2-5 for the week and are 21-22 for the second half. Charleston are in fourth place, eight games behind Hickory
Auburn were 5-2 for the week and have started 36-11 to lead their division by thirteen games
Pulaski were 4-2 for the week and have started 28-18 to lead their division by a half game

Combined the Jays minor league teams were 20-20 for the week and their record is 305-243, a .557 winning percentage.