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The farm affiliates got three good starting performances from control pitchers, and a few rallies, and emerged with a 2-2 record on the day.

Scranton Wilkes-Barre 1 Syracuse 4

The Sky Chiefs strung together five hits in a 4 run rally in the bottom of the seventh to erase a 1-0 deficit. After an Eric Crozier single, Aaron Hill lined a single to center, the throw came to third too late to get Crozier and then the third baseman threw wildly trying to get Hill at second. Both runners scored. A Bryant Nelson single and stolen base, a Gabe Gross double and a Jason Alfaro single later and the Chiefs had the game in hand. Chris Baker went a fine 6 innings, allowing 1 earned run on 6 hits and 3 walks with 7 strikeouts. Adrian Burnside continued his superb relief work with 1.1 perfect innings, including 2 strikeouts. Spike Lundberg and Matt Whiteside finished up in fine fashion, each allowing a hit and nothing more.


Matt Michael's Game Story

New Hampshire 6 Binghamton 1

Shaun Marcum pitched a workmanlike 7.1 innings, allowing 6 hits and 1 walk, while striking out 3, to receipt for his first double A victory. Carlo Cota had 2 hits in 5 trips and scored 3 runs, Big Vito hit 2 doubles and narrowly missed his first double A homer, and Maikel Jova hit a 3 run homer in the ninth to break open a close game. The Cats banged out 10 hits in all. Jamie Vermilyea pitched the final 1.2 innings, allowing 3 baserunners but no runs, to get the save.


Play-by-Play of the first 6 innings

New Hampshire Union Leader game story

Dunedin 1 Fort Myers 2

The D-Jays scored a run on two singles and a double play in the first. The Miracle replied with 2 runs in the bottom of the frame off Davis Romero on 3 ground ball singles and a bunt single. And that was it. Romero went 6 innings, and allowed 4 hits and 2 walks and struck out 7. Tracy Thorpe and Adrian Martin each threw a perfect inning, but the D-Jays could not mount a comeback. Ryan Roberts had 2 hits for the D-Jays.


Lansing 6 Beloit 14

The Lugnuts got twisted good yesterday, as Beloit scored 8 runs in the first 2 innings off Lansing starter Juan Perez. Erik Rico was touched for 4 runs in the next 2 innings, and it was over. Curtis Thigpen had 2 singles and 2 walks in 4 plate appearances to lead the Lugnut offence, and Joey Wolfe hit a late homer, but the Lugs were never in this one.


Lansing State Journal game story

Your 3 star selection

3rd star- Shaun Marcum
2nd star- Davis Romero
1st star- Adrian Burnside

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Stellers Jay - Sunday, April 17 2005 @ 12:15 PM EDT (#112211) #
Syracuse has Downs starting today.
NH has Ramirez making his 3rd AA start.
Dunedin has an off day.
Couldn't find a probable starter for Lansing.

There's a big time pitching matchup in Dunedin tomorrow with Purcey squarring off with Justin Verlander. It's too bad Dunedin doesn't have internet radio broadcasts because that should be a beauty.
Mike Green - Sunday, April 17 2005 @ 04:58 PM EDT (#112332) #
Syracuse and Scranton are in the 11th inning, tied at 1. Scott Downs pitched brilliantly for the Sky Chiefs. New Hampshire lost to Binghamton 4-2, despite a solid start from Ismael Ramirez. Lansing leads Beloit 3-1, behind another fine outing from Casey Janssen and 2 homers from Box favourite Chip Cannon.
Pistol - Sunday, April 17 2005 @ 08:33 PM EDT (#112349) #
Maybe I'm noticing it late, but Baseball America has their minor league stat pages up, and now the stats are sortable.
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