Minor League Update: August 30

Monday, August 30 2004 @ 11:06 AM EDT

Contributed by: Gerry

One week left in the season for all teams except Pulaski, who wrap it up today. It looks like Pulaski will miss the playoffs leaving the Jays with four teams out of six in the playoffs. Tom Mastny, Yuber Rodriguez and Clint Johnston take the medals.

Syracuse 3 Buffalo 11

Buffalo put up a seven spot in the seventh inning to wrap it up. Syracuse jumped out to a three nothing lead in the first as Glenn Williams hit a three run shot to continue his olympic run. Do you think he is carrying his medal with him?

Cam Reimers started for the Chiefs and cruised until the third when Sandy Martinez hit a three run shot to tie the game. Buffalo added another in the fifth when Reimers was feeling generous, a walk, a wild pitch, a balk and a single put Buffalo ahead. Buffalo put it away in the seventh, Reimers put the first three runners on, then Aquilino Lopez gave up hits to four of the first five hitters he faced.

Russ Adams and Jorge Sequea had two hits each for the Chiefs.

Game Story

Erie 3 New Hampshire 5

NH got on the board in the fourth. Tyrell Godwin walked, Aaron Hill doubled him home and John Ford Griffin singled home Hill to make it 2-0. Chris Baker cruised through five innings but put the two lead-off hitters on in the sixth. Travis Thompson came on and allowed both runners to score to tie the game.

John Ogiltree allowed a run in the top of the eighth but Dominic Rich drove in two in the bottom of the inning to restore the Fisher Cat lead. Hill then drove in Rich for the insurance run.

Jordan DeJong recorded a five out save. Dominic Rich and Aaron Hill had identical 2-4, 2 RBI lines.

Game Story

Dunedin - scheduled off day

Charleston 3 Lexington 1
Charleston 1 Lexington 2

In the opener Tom Mastny pitched a one hitter over five innings with four K's. Jeremy Harper pitched the last two innings allowing one run.

The Alley Cats recorded all their runs in the sixth when, following two walks, Clint Johnston hit a three run home run. Each team had only two hits in the game.

The nightcap was another tight contest. Eric Rico gave up a home run in the third, and left after 4.2 innings down 1-0. Rodney Medina singled in a run in the sixth to tie the game but Mark Sopko allowed a run in the bottom of the sixth to lose the game.

Rodney Medina was the only Charleston hitter with two hits.

Batavia and Auburn -rained out

Greeneville 4 Pulaski 12

Pulaski kept their faint playoff hopes alive with a big win over Greeneville. Pulaski were outhit 10-8 but were efficient in scoring their runners. Adrian Martin pitched six innings, allowing four runs on eight hits.

Pulaski put up a six spot in the third highlighted by a grand slam home run from Yuber Rodriguez. Luke Hetherington drove in a couple more in the third, and Brian Bormaster cleared the bases in the seventh with a single.

Rodriguez had only one hit, but five RBI's, a run scored on a groundout in addition to the grand slam.

Yuber Rodriguez was the only Blue Jay named to the season end all-star team. Here is what the press release said about Yuber. Yuber Rodriquez (Pulaski) is the only Blue Jay on the team but represents them proudly. Rodriguez is tied for the league lead in hits with 70 and the lead in triples with 5 while placing in the top 10 of seven other categories as he is 3rd in RBIs with 44, 3rd in extra-base with 24, tied for 4th in runs scored with 43, tied for 7th in double with 13, 8th in batting average at .318, 8th in OBP at .409, and 10th in slugging percentage at .505.

Our Three-Star Selection

The 3rd Star: Clint Johnston, three run home run
The 2nd Star: Yuber Rodriguez, Grand slam home run, five RBI's
The 1st Star: Tom Mastny, Five innings, one hit


Syracuse were 4-3 on the week and their record now is 61-76. Syracuse are nineteen games behind Buffalo, but tied with Ottawa for last place.
New Hampshire, 5-2 for the week and are 78-55, two and a half games ahead of Binghamton
Dunedin, were 3-3 for the week and are 33-26 in the second half. Dunedin are in second place, two games behind Tampa
Charleston were 5-2 for the week and are 36-26 for the second half. Charleston are in second place
Auburn were 1-5 for the week and have started 46-20 to lead their division by eleven games.
Pulaski were 5-2 for the week and have started 39-27 and are in second place, a game and a half behind Danville with one day left in the season.

Combined the Jays minor league teams were 23-17 for the week and their record is 375-288, a .566 winning percentage.