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More rain, Jamie Vermilyea gives up some runs, a walk off home run, and a walk off stolen base, by a catcher.

Syracuse at Pawtucket - Suspended

Weather suspended this game in the third with the Chiefs up 1-0. Before the rain Guillermo Quiroz hit into a triple play.

Partial Game Story

Binghamton 6 New Hampshire 7

With the first place team in the Southern division, Altoona, leaving town, the first place team in the Northern division rolled in for a weekend series. Binghamton took the lead off Jamie Vermilyea in the seventh but four runs in the bottom of the ninth, including a walk-off home run, gave the Cats a big win.

Brandon League started and pitched well through five innings. The Mets scored two runs on six hits and two walks. League had seven K's in his five innings. Jamie Vermilyea came on to protect a 3-2 lead and had a three up, three down sixth but speedy Wayne Lydon led off the seventh with a hit. The Mets followed with a walk and a bunt single to load the bases. A ground ball and a single gave the Mets a lead. Dan Jackson relieved Vermilyea and throw the ball away on a pick-off play at second base to advance the runners. The Mets then doubled to make it a four run inning and give them a 6-3 lead.

Still trailing 6-3 heading to the bottom of the ninth John Hattig led off with a home run. Justin Singleton followed with a single and Paul Chiaffredo doubled him home to make it 6-5. Mike Snyder then hit a two run, walk-off, home run. Victor Valencia had a two run home run for the Cats earlier in the game.

Game Story

Dunedin at Lakeland - Postponed

Charley did not want the game to be played.

Columbus 3 Charleston 4
Columbus 1 Charleston 2

Mike MacDonald started game one and allowed three runs in the first inning. But that was it through five, MacDonald had five K's, and conceded four hits and three walks. Eric Rico had his best outing at A ball, pitching two perfect innings to get the win.

Charleston trailed 3-2 heading to their last at-bat. Eric Arnold doubled and, with two out, Robinson Diaz singled into the hole and the SS threw the ball away, game tied and Diaz on second with two out. Three pitches later Diaz took off for third and the catcher threw the ball away, Diaz ran home for the win.

Tom Mastny started game two and was back to his nasty self. Mastny allowed two hits, no walks, and had eight K's through six innings. Christian Snavely homered to give the Alley Cats their first run. In the fifth Joey Reiman doubled and Rodney Medina drove him home with the winning run.

Game(s) Story

Jamestown at Auburn

Bonnie did not want this one.

Tommy John Story, featuring various Blue Jay pitchers

Kingsport 8 Pulaski 4

James Pidutti got the win on Thursday, pitching two innings, but took the loss on Friday. In a tied game in the eighth Pidutti walked the lead-off hitter. After an out and a single Pidutti was pulled in favour of Michael Rider. The move backfired as a single, HBP, single, wild pitch, made it a four run lead for Kingsport. Pulaski had only five hits.

Our Three-Star Selection

The 3rd Star: Robinson Diaz, for his bravado to attempt a steal of third with two out in the last inning. He got away with it, so on this day "fortune favours the brave"
The 2nd Star: Tom Mastny, six innings of two hit pitching
The 1st Star: Mike Snyder, two run walk-off home run

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Pistol - Saturday, August 14 2004 @ 10:30 AM EDT (#42307) #
A simple thank you and a handshake and an autograph were sufficient for Roy, but Leonard had another idea.

"I Saw D.J. Hanson in extended spring training and he had (John's) autograph on a baseball," Leonard said. "When I saw it, it just hit me, it would be pretty neat to get his signature next to the scar."

Of course, a simple signature would eventually wash away, so Leonard is going to have Tommy John's autograph tattooed on his arm by the scar.

_superdevin - Saturday, August 14 2004 @ 11:01 AM EDT (#42308) #
i think you've got the score (or the summary) of the pulaski game mixed up. also, sorry to nit pick, i think mike snyder hit a 2 run homer for the first star.
_jonesy - Saturday, August 14 2004 @ 11:32 AM EDT (#42309) #
No one has mentioned anything about Brad Mumma. He has moved to the pen in Charleston. He has been in 6 games games out of the last 11 and has pitched 9 innings. Someone said he might even be the new closer in Charleston having saved two out the the last three games.
Gerry - Saturday, August 14 2004 @ 12:00 PM EDT (#42310) #
Thanks for the catch, superdevin, Saturday morning sleepiness.
_Craig M. - Saturday, August 14 2004 @ 01:10 PM EDT (#42311) #
I was at the Pulaski game last night. Everything went wrong in that 8th inning for the Jays. The wheels fell off and the team crumbled. Pidutti got squeezed by the ump which lead to a walk, then a sac bunt out, then a texas leaguer infield hit and after that things got worse in the inning. Pidutti has been throwing well and getting outs lately. Lots of sink to his fastball.

Pulaski has been playing well all year and we are pulling for them to win the championship. They have a lot of talent and I think they can do it. Every game is a big one so its going to be exciting to see these last 2 1/2 weeks.
_greenfrog - Saturday, August 14 2004 @ 01:19 PM EDT (#42312) #
Great to see League have a solid start. His numbers are quite strong this year; it looks like he's continuing to progress.
_nychoosier - Saturday, August 14 2004 @ 02:07 PM EDT (#42313) #
Yeah, about Brad Mumma--since being placed in the Alley Cat bullpen, he has only allowed 1 run in nine innings, and that was off of a home run on a windy night at Charleston SC that saw 5 homers. He's only allowed 3 hits, no walks, has struck out 10, and has 2 saves. He also currently has a current streak of 6 perfect innings, with 18 batters in a row retired.
_nychoosier - Saturday, August 14 2004 @ 02:15 PM EDT (#42314) #
Oops, I got a little happy with the word "current" in the above post. Just woke up though. Speaking of waking up, the A-Cats seem to be back on track. After losing 3 of 4 close games to "Evil" Charleston, they took the same from Savannah, and with a win today, they will sweep Columbus.
_Scott - Saturday, August 14 2004 @ 08:16 PM EDT (#42315) #
Great start by Rosario. COMN
Gerry - Saturday, August 14 2004 @ 08:52 PM EDT (#42316) #
Where did that Rosario start come from? Its like the alien has gone and he is back. 10 K's in 6 innings, wow.
_Tassl - Saturday, August 14 2004 @ 08:54 PM EDT (#42317) #
New Hampshire seems to have a great never say die attitude. 2 consecutive big 9th inning comebacks, way to go.
_Tassle - Saturday, August 14 2004 @ 08:55 PM EDT (#42318) #
Whoops o.O

Anyways, can't wait to see the writeup tomorrow
_greenfrog - Saturday, August 14 2004 @ 10:18 PM EDT (#42319) #
Here's an interesting quote from Baseball America's Jim Callis (answering a question about the Scott Kazmir-Victor Zambrano trade). It might make a good starting point for a discussion of the Jays' farm system:

"As I've discussed a few times in Ask BA, when I rank organizations, I focus more on blue-chip talent than depth. Depth is nice and good to have, but you win at the major league level with stars."
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