Zach Jacked, Reimers Reamed

Tuesday, April 26 2005 @ 08:53 AM EDT

Contributed by: Jonny German

The Jays were off on Monday literally, their farm system figuratively, as the minor leaguers were beaten 4 out of 5.

Syracuse 1 @ Scranton/W-B 4

Scanton/Wilkes-Barreís first 3 hitters were good for 3 runs and that proved to be plenty as the Syracuse bats were very quiet this night. Francisco Rosario gave up a leadoff double, then watched 3B Jason Alfaro misplay a sacrifice bunt attempt to put runners on the corners. The next batter homered to left and that was that. Rosario settled down nicely and ended up with a 6-inning line showing 4 runs (2 earned) on 5 hits, 2 walks, 2 strikeouts, and 2 hit batsmen. Jesse Carlson pitched 2 scoreless innings in relief.

1B Eric Crozier scored the only SkyChief run when he doubled in the 3rd and was brought home by 2B Bryant Nelsonís RBI single. Nelson had 2 singles on the night, joining CF Anton French (double and walk) as the only Chiefs to reach base twice. Aaron Hill rode the pines for a second straight game, while John-Ford Griffin went 0 for 3.

Boxscore - Recap - Post-Standard

Harrisburg 7 @ New Hampshire 0

The Senators laid a beating on the Fisher Cats as Cam Reimers was torched for 6 earned on 7 hits in just 2-2/3. Jamie Vermilyea came on to strand Reimerís last runner at 2nd and put together a very nice 4-1/3 relief stint, no runs on 4 hits, 4/1 K/BB. This is the second consecutive Reimers start where Vermilyea has pitched 4+ innings in relief. A tandem starter arrangement?

Striking out 13 times and getting shut out, there wasnít much positive about the New Hampshire offence. RF Mikael Jova managed a double and a single, while 3B Rob Cosby reached twice with a base knock and a base on balls.

Boxscore - Recap - Union-Leader

Dunedin 0 @ Lakeland 10

An ugly night for the D-Jays in Lakeland as Zach Jackson was pounded for 9 runs (8 earned) on 10 hits in 3-2/3. On the sunny side of the street, he struck out 3 and issued no walks. Justin James was sharp in relief, allowing 1 run on 3 hits in 3-1/3 and replicating the good part of Jacksonís line, the 3/0 K/BB. Milton Tavarez finished up with a scoreless inning.

Dunedin hitters could muster just 5 singles and 1 walk off Virgil Vasquez. Leadoff man and centrefielder Jayce Tingler had two of those, while Adam Lind kept his streak going with a base knock in 3 trips before being lifted for a pinch hitter.

Boxscore -

Cedar Rapids 5 @ Lansing 4 (Game 1)
Cedar Rapids 2 @ Lansing 7 (Game 2)

After snow and cold kept them off the field the previous two days, the Kernels and Lugnuts played two 7-inning affairs and took one each. In the first game, Aaron Wideman pitched well enough through 5 innings, allowing 2 runs, but things fell apart in the 6th. A leadoff triple was cashed by a groundout, and a walk to the next batter saw Wideman lifted in favour of Jordy Templet. Templet promptly served a gopher ball for the tying and winning runs. SS Ryan Klosterman had the biggest Lugnut hit, smacking a double with the bases loaded in the 4th to drive in 3.

Kyle Yates turned in a solid 6 innings for the win in the night cap, allowing 2 runs on 8 hits while striking out just 1 but not walking anybody. Joey McLaughlin tossed the final frame. Offensively, Chip Cannon launched a 3-run shot, while LF Luke Hetherington and Klosterman each drove in 2. CF Yuber Rodriguez was 1 of 5 on the night, with a walk.

Boxscores - Game 1, Game 2 - Recap - Lansing State Journal

Three-Star Selection!

The Third Star: Ryan Klosterman , Lansing. 5 RBI in a twinbill.

The Second Star: Justin James , Dunedin. 3-1/3 of very good relief.

The First Star: Jamie Vermilyea , New Hampshire. 4-1/3 of excellent relief.