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The Fisher Cats behind Rosario clinch, and Chacin does it again as the farm affiliates went 3-2 on Saturday.

Buffalo 1 Syracuse 5

Gustavo Chacin is proving that Triple A is no problem for him. He restricted the hot-hitting Bison team to one run in 6.2 innings on 9 hits and 2 walks with 8 strikeouts. Talley Haines closed out the game with 2.1 shutout innings for his second save. Anton French hit a 3 run homer for the Sky Chiefs, while Simon Pond had 3 hits. Russ Adams reached base twice in 4 plate appearances, and Guillermo Quiroz singled in 4 trips.


Bonus article on September promotions from Syracuse Post-Standard

Erie 0 New Hampshire 7

There's a fine way to clinch a playoff spot. Francisco Rosario pitched a no-hitter for 7 innings, walking 2 and striking out 8. The Fisher Cats played some fine defence behind him, with Justin Singleton making a spectacular over-the-fence grab. Jamie Vermilyea allowed a hit in the ninth inning, but completed the shutout. Dominic Rich singled, doubled and homered and drove in 3. John-ford Griffin doubled with the bases loaded in the first to drive in 3 and start the Fisher Cats off on their merry way. Tyrell Godwin scored 3 runs out of the leadoff slot, and Aaron Hill went 0-3 with a walk.


Union-Leader game story with a picture of Singleton's catch

Dunedin 4 Fort Myers 1

Ron Davenport's 3 run homer with two outs in the top of the seventh brought the D-Jays back from a 1-0 deficit. Dunedin added an insurance run in the ninth on Carlo Cota's RBI single. It was his 3rd hit, to go along with a walk, in the game. Ismael Ramirez was solid, going 6 innings and allowing 1 earned run on 4 hits and 1 walk with 6 strikeouts. Andy Torres and Brian Reed each pitched a scoreless inning of relief, and Edward Buzachero earned the save in style, striking out all 3 batters he faced.


Charleston at Lexington-postponed, rain

Auburn 5 Batavia 11

The Doubledays absorbed a rare shellacking on this day. Starter Chris Leonard took most of the MuckDogs, um, attack, surrendering 7 runs in 3 innings on 7 hits and 1 walk with 3 strikeouts. Chris Neylan, Juan Perez and Kyle Yates tried to clean up the mess, with only Perez succeeding. Vinnie Esposito hit a late homer for the Doubledays, who scored 3 runs in the ninth to make the score look respectable. Curtis Thigpen had 2 hits.


Auburn Citizen game story

Greeneville 10 Pulaski 0

The P-Jays had a rough day. Russ Savickas started and went 4 innings, giving up 6 earned runs. Joseph Charron pitched well in relief in a mop-up role.Emmanuel Sena, Brian Bormaster and Eugenio Velez had 2 hits each.


Three Star Selection!
3rd star-Gustavo Chacin and Ron Davenport
2nd star-Dominic Rich
1st star-Francisco Rosario
Minor League Update-August 29, 2004 | 9 comments | Create New Account
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_Scott - Sunday, August 29 2004 @ 09:48 AM EDT (#38949) #
I was wondering if anybody had any info on Mike Basso, the AA manager. Is he a player's manger? How much experience does he have? good strategist?

I know he did well with Dunedin last year and he really seems to have the guys motivated in New Hampshire (ie literally running through/over walls) and playing well at the right time of year. Any chance he would get consideration for the big club?
_Loveshack - Sunday, August 29 2004 @ 07:25 PM EDT (#38950) #
Chacin is starting to get noticed. Yesterday in an interview with BlueJays director of Player Personnel, Wilner asked if there were any prospects who had put themselves onto the radar screen that weren't there previously. The two names mentioned were Tablado and Chacin.

Then today while talking to George Bell (I think) the Sportsnet crew asked him to talk about some Jays prospects he had seen or worked with, and he singled out Chacin as someone who had impressed him.
_loco - Sunday, August 29 2004 @ 08:23 PM EDT (#38951) #
DSL Bluejays beat SF Giants 4-0 today behind the complete game shutout by LHP Fransisco Mateo to advance to the next round of the DSL playoffs vs the Cleveland Indians starting on Tuesday.
_Mike Forbes - Sunday, August 29 2004 @ 08:26 PM EDT (#38952) #
I look forward to seeing Fransisco Mateo in Rookie Ball next year, I mentioned in another thread that his stats impressed me.
_ainge_fan - Sunday, August 29 2004 @ 09:46 PM EDT (#38953) #
Loco - Medocino:
What can you tell us about Mateo, and how does he compare to other DSL standouts from the past couple of years (i.e., Davis Romero, Edward Rodriguez)? Is he a power pitcher? Old for the league or young? Big, small?
And regarding 3B Gonzalez, what kind of prospect is he? How would he compare to Arnoldo Ponce, who was a DSL standout himself at 3B? Actually, if memory serves, Ponce had a much better year than the one Gonzalez just had - he got on base better, could run and had as much pop it seemed. Gonzalez seems to have some power - how does he rank within the league as a prospect?
One other question - any insight on why Juan Manzueta never got a shot with the Jays (he was great the last two years in the DSL)? What is he doing now - if you know - and what type of pitcher was he?
Thanks for whatever insights you can share- it's not too often you come across guys with interest in the DSL. Well, outside of this site that is.
_David Paul - Monday, August 30 2004 @ 03:07 AM EDT (#38954) #
Nice to see a one inning, blemish-free outing from Peterson. I really hope Adam has pulled out of the nosedive.
_Lucky - Monday, August 30 2004 @ 10:17 AM EDT (#38955) #
Does anyone have a list of players that are going to instructs?
Gerry - Monday, August 30 2004 @ 11:04 AM EDT (#38956) #
Does anyone have a list of players that are going to instructs?

BA has a full list. The Jays are sending Aaron Hill, John Hattig, Vito, Adam Peterson, Francisco Rosario and Jason Arnold.
Craig B - Monday, August 30 2004 @ 11:06 AM EDT (#38957) #
Gerry, that's the AFL list.

Generally, the list of players who will play in the fall Instructional League wouldn't be released, probably since it's of... um... limited interest.
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