Minor League Update-August 19, 2004

Thursday, August 19 2004 @ 10:47 AM EDT

Contributed by: Mike Green

The Fisher Cats swept Binghamton, as the farm affiliates went 2-3 on Wednesday.

Syracuse 3 Rochester 12

The Red Wings teed off on the Sky Chief bullpen to blow open a fairly close game in the late innings. Cam Reimers went 6 innings and allowed 5 earned runs on 9 hits and 2 walks with 1 strikeout. Adam Peterson's struggles continued as he gave up 6 earned runs in 1.2 innings. Aquilino Lopez mopped up poorly. Russ Adams hit a 2 run homer and a single. Anton French reached base 4 times in 5 trips and Guillermo Quiroz had a RBI double.


Syracuse Post-Standard game story

New Hampshire 4 Binghamton 3

The Fisher Cats completed the sweep, as they held on for a 4-3 win over the B-Mets. Aaron Hill's 2 run homer in the first gave New Hampshire the lead, and Paul Chiaffreddo's solo shot broke a 2-2 tie in the 5th inning. Brandon League pitched brilliantly, going 6 innings and allowing 2 earned runs on 5 hits and 1 walk with 8 strikeouts. Ryan Houston, Dan Jackson and Jordan DeJong finished up with DeJong earning his 12th save with a perfect ninth inning. The Fisher Cats now lead their division by 2 games over the Mets.


New Hampshire Union Leader game story

New Hampshire Union Leader Fisher Cat notes

Sarasota 3 Dunedin 1

Sometimes good pitching will indeed stop good hitting. The D-Jays were handcuffed by S-Sox starter Jon Papelbon, who struck out 10 and restricted Dunedin to 5 hits, 2 by light-hitting catcher Jose Yepez. Raul Tablado walked twice and scored the Dunedin run on a Miguel Negron double. Justin James pitched well, but made a costly mistake to Sarasota sensation Brandon Moss who parked it for a 3 run dinger, after 2 walks. James surrendered 4 hits and walked 2 while striking out 4 in 5.2 innings of work. Tommi Ozuna and Tracy Thorpe finished up nicely.


Rome 3 Charleston 4

Joey Reiman's 7th inning sacrifice fly broke a 3-3 tie as the Alley-Cats defeated the Braves. Tom Mastny was nasty again, going 5 innings and allowing 1 earned run on 5 hits and no walks with 6 strikeouts. He left with a 3-1 lead. Mike MacDonald vultured the win, giving up 2 earned runs in 2 innings. Submariner Matt Dalton and Brad Mumma each pitched a nice scoreless inning to close things out. Eric Arnold hit a 2 run homer to give Charleston the early lead. David Smith reached base 3 times in 4 plate appearances.


Mahoning Valley 14 Auburn 5

The Doubledays are officially in a slump, but it's way too early to worry. The best news of the game was the return to action of Danny Hill, who went 1 inning and allowed 2 runs, 1 earned on 2 hits and no walks. Chris Leonard started and went 4 innings, allowing 4 earned runs on 5 hits, including a homer, and one walk. He struck out 5. It was downhill from there, as Hill and Kristian Bell were raked pretty good. Ryan Klosterman reached base 3 times, and Chip Cannon and Vinnie Esposito each doubled and walked, to spark the Auburn offence.


Auburn Citizen game story

Pulaski, scheduled day off

Three Star Selection

Slim pickings today.

3rd star- Russ Adams and Aaron Hill, shortstops-in-waiting, hit 2 run dingers
2nd star- Tom Mastny, 5 strong innings in a Charleston win
1st star- Brandon League 6 strong innings in a New Hampshire win