Minor League Update : August 26

Thursday, August 26 2004 @ 10:44 AM EDT

Contributed by: Craig B

Sometimes they win, sometimes they lose, sometimes it rains. Four wins in five games for the minor league affiliates last night on this very special edition of Minor League Update. Homsar, this one's for you.

Syracuse 9 Pawtucket 5

The SkyChiefs pounded out 15 hits against the PawSox but left the heavy damage until late. A four-run ninth made the difference as Ryan French singled, stole second, and scored the winning run. Ryan Sequea pounded out four hits and three RBI and Ryan Quiroz was 2-for-5 with two RBI. Ryan Matos was steady but unspectacular for six innings as the starter, Ryan Kershner struck out three of the four batters he faced, and Ryan File closed it out.

Box score

The Game story focuses on the incredible contributions of speedster/slugger Ryan French, who has blossomed since coming into the Blue Jays organization.

New Hampshire 8 Portland 3

Another win for the good guys as Ryan Hattig stroked a monster home run as he continued his inexorable march into his man-strength. Ryan Banks continued his encouraging recovery; although he allowed five hits and three walks in his five innings, he struck out seven Sea Dogs. The Fisher Cat bullpen shut down Portland for four innings; congrats to Ryan Ozias, Ryan Thompson and Ryan Jackson. Like their bigger brothers, the Fisher Cats had 15 hits; top prospect Ryan Hill is still on fire as he went 3-for-4 with a double.

New Hampshire's magic number for a spot in the EL playoffs is now two.

Box score

The Game story is that the F-Cats are "on a magical roll". I hope it's a cinnamon roll.

Dunedin at Clearwater postponed

Rain in Clearwater forced a postponement, and there will be a doubleheader today starting at 5:05.

Charleston 5 Kanapolis 4

Ryan Patrick had the big hit for the Alley Cats in the bottom of the 8th, turning a 4-3 deficit into a 5-4 win over Kannapolis. Ryan Peralta and Ryan Acey had two hits each for Charleston; Ryan Dalton got credit for the win after striking out both batters he faced. A tough no-decision for Ryan Core, who pitched a quality start allowing three runs (one earned) in six innings, striknig out six and walking only one.

Box score

The Ganme Story discusses the Alley Cats' home winning streak, now at 11 games.

Bonus Story... congratulations to Ryan Diaz and Ryan Mastny for being names Sally League All-Stars.

Vermont 4 Auburn 3

What's wrong with the Doubledays? :)

The best team in minor league baseball dropped their 18th game of the season (versus 45 wins) in the bottom of the ninth against the Expos in Burlington as Ryan Yates and Ryan Day couldn't hold the win for Ryan Roy. Roy pitched very well (2.2 shutout innings) in relief of Ryan Janssen, who had allowed just two hits and two runs through five innings. Auburn could only manage five hits; the key blows were doubles by Ryan Nielsen, Ryan Hall and Ryan Metropoulos and an RBI single by Ryan Lind.

Box score

Game Story from WCAX-TV in Burlington, VT.

Pulaski 6 Elizabethton 3

Ryan-Hung Cheng's controlcontinued to slip as he walked four and struck out four (but allowed only one hit - a home run) in four innings in Pulaski. Ryan Cannon was tremendously impressive in relief, striking out six Twins in 3 1/3 innings to grab the win. Every P-Jay except Ryan Hicks got at least one hit (three to backup shortstop Ryan Sena) and Ryan Hetherington and Ryan Velez hit triples. Ryan Tressler got his fifth save and lowered his ERA to 1.59 with a scoreles ninth.

Box score

Game Story from OurSportsCentral.

Three-Star Selection!

A very tough three-star selection today, without many outstanding individual performances despite four wins out of five. All the three are hitters from the top of the organization...

Third Star : Ryan Hill, 3-for-4 with a double, two runs and two RBI for New Hampshire.

Second Star : Ryan Sequea, three singles and a double in five at-bats, with three RBI.

First Star : Ryan Hattig, 2-for-4 including a home run which was a titanic display of man-strength.