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Fine pitching in Syracuse and Auburn and a topsy-turvy win for Charleston were the order of the day as the farm affiliates went 3-1.

Scranton Wilkes-Barre 1 Syracuse 4

Jorge Sequea went 3-3 and scored twice to lead the Sky Chiefs to a 4-1 win. Julius Matos drove in 3 with a single and a sacrifice fly. Glenn Williams continued his hot hitting with a double and triple in 4 trips. Josue Matos started and went 5 innings to get the win. He allowed only 1 run on a solo homer, despite giving up 6 hits and 3 walks. Jesus Sanchez, Jason Kershner and Mike Nakamura pitched a combined 4 innings of 1 hit relief, with no walks and 2 strikeouts.


Syracuse Post-Standard story on Anton French

New Hampshire 2 Portland 4

The Sea Dogs scored 2 runs in the seventh inning off Ryan Houston to break a 2-2 tie. Chris Baker started and went 6 solid innings, allowing 2 runs, 1 unearned on 4 hits and 1 walk with 5 strikeouts. John Ogiltree and James Vermilyea finished up nicely. The Fisher Cats could manage only 3 hits on the night, but bunched two of them with an error and a groundout to score 2 early runs. Aaron Hill went 0-3 with a walk.


Union-Leader game story

Union-Leader season review story

Dunedin-remainder of season cancelled due to Hurricane Frances; playoffs against Tampa begin Tuesday September 7

Lake County 7 Charleston 8

The Alley Cats carried a 6-1 lead to the ninth but the Captains rallied for six in the top of the frame to take a 7-6 lead. Undeterred, the Alley Cats scored a run in the bottom of the ninth and another in the bottom of the tenth for the victory. Juan Peralta had 4 hits including 2 doubles to lead the attack. Joey Reiman had 3 hits. Danny Core started and went 5 fine innings, allowing 1 run on 2 hits and 3 walks with 5 strikeouts. Jeremy Harper went 3 scoreless innings before Mark Sopko and Matt Dalton struggled in the ninth.


Jamestown 1 Auburn 2

The Doubledays clinched the best overall record in the New York-Penn League on the last day of the season thanks to a fine team pitching effort. Adam Lind's 2 run homer was the deciding blow. Casey McKenzie went 5 shutout innings allowing 5 hits and 2 walks with 5 strikeouts. Chi Hung Cheng gave up a solo homer while walking nobody and striking out 3 in 2 good innings of relief work. Dewon Day and Danny Hill were even better each pitching a scoreless inning with 2 strikeouts. The Doubledays will now face Mahoning Valley in the playoffs, with a rotation of David Purcey, Zach Jackson, and Casey McKenzie.


Auburn Citizen game story

Bonus Auburn Citizen article with nice picture of an Adam Lind swing

Three Star Selection
3rd star- Jorge Sequea, 3-3 for Syracuse
2nd star- Danny Core and Casey McKenzie, 5 fine innings each
1st star- Juan Peralta, 4-6 and Adam Lind, the big hit for Auburn
Minor League Update-September 5, 2004 | 4 comments | Create New Account
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_Slim Jim - Sunday, September 05 2004 @ 12:07 PM EDT (#36363) #
I'm not sure, but I'm betting the paper's wrong and it will be Casey Janssen, not Casey McKenzie starting in the playoffs for Auburn.
_Peter - Sunday, September 05 2004 @ 10:52 PM EDT (#36364) #
4th consecutive excellent start by MIke Smith at Syracuse allowing only 1 unearned run over 7 innings. Think he should be brought up for another looksee in the last month before we give up on him. No trouble in adding him to 40 man as they can waive either Lopez or Nakamura or transfer Cat to 60 day DL. Like to see him given another shot, especially as the current BP is tired and not particularly productive.
_Ducey - Sunday, September 05 2004 @ 11:33 PM EDT (#36365) #
I got good news and bad news (maybe).

New Hapshire won today and hit 7 doubles (COMN). The bad news (maybe) is that League started but only went 1 inning. Banks took over and only gave up 2 runs in 6 IP.
_Peter - Sunday, September 05 2004 @ 11:58 PM EDT (#36366) #
Nothing wrong with League. He's supposed to get the second start in the playoffs. This was just a tune-up. For my money he's more valuable in the pen especially with so many available starters. He'll get to TO a lot faster out of the pen(maybe sometime next year) than as a starter. I suppose it doesn't hurt to look at him from both angles until a more permanent decision has to be made.
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