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Whether or not you can jump a freight train, it is a sure thing that rain, early morning or otherwise, will disrupt a pitching staff. It happened to the big club in Cleveland, and the farm affiliates were not immune to Mother Nature's power on a 1-3 day on Saturday.

Columbus 5 Syracuse 1

The Sky Chief bats slumbered on Saturday. John-ford Griffin and Chad Mottola each singled and walked, and Bryant Nelson hit a solo homer in the ninth off Colter Bean, but that was about it. Somehow the Chiefs managed to 5 double plays despite having only 10 baserunners. Ryan Glynn started, went 5.1 innings and was touched for all 5 Clippers' runs. Adrian Burnside and Jason Arnold finished up neatly. Aaron Hill took a rare 0 fer with 2 strikeouts.

Syracuse Post-Standard game story

New Hampshire 2 Altoona 3

It was raining in Altoona, and Shaun Marcum had his least satisfying start of the year, 3 innings, 2 earned runs on 6 hits and no walks, with 3 strikeouts, before the rains stopped play. Josue Matos took over and threw 5 good innings, striking out 7, but gave up the game-breaking run in the 7th inning. Kevin Barker reached base 3 times, while Raul Tablado and Rob Cosby each doubled and scored.

New Hampshire Union Leader game story

Palm Beach 2 Dunedin 8

The D-Jays banged out 16 hits en route to an easy victory. Jayce Tingler, Ryan Roberts and Robinson Diaz led the hit parade with 3 each. Clint Johnston homered, singled and walked and drove in 2. Casey Janssen made a fine debut in the FSL. He went 7 innings and allowed 2 runs, 1 earned on 7 hits and no walks with 6 strikeouts. Davis Romero who was demoted to the bullpen to make room for Janssen threw 2 scoreless innings of relief, striking out 3.


Wisconsin 5 Lansing 4

An unearned run in the 7th inning was the difference as the Lugs lost their 4th straight. The infield was in with a runner on third and one out. A ground ball to shortstop Ryan Klosterman was fielded cleanly, but his throw to catcher David Corrente was dropped and the run scored. Juan Perez started and went 5.2 serviceable innings, 4 runs, 2 earned on 6 hits and 3 walks, with 3 strikeouts. Jeremy Harper struck out 3 and walked nobody in 3.1 fine relief innings. Jason Armstrong drove in two runs with singles, and the Lugnuts drew six walks in the game.

Lansing State Journal game story

3-star selection
3rd star-Casey Janssen, a fine Dunedin start
2nd star-Clint Johnston, more O from the vet
1st star-Ryan Roberts, set the table really well reaching base 4 times.

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Ducey - Sunday, May 15 2005 @ 10:30 AM EDT (#116647) #
couple of minor corrections:

The link to the Dunedin box doesn't work so here it is:

Also Matos went 4 innings and struck out 5 (at least according to the box).
Rob - Sunday, May 15 2005 @ 11:20 AM EDT (#116651) #
I tell you, Ryan Glynn better take care, and if he can't throw more than soft winds and roses, he's had it. Don't you shed a tear for him. Aaron Hill's 0-fer was tough, but if he plans to face tomorrow, he should do it soon.

As for Casey Janssen: If you could see that start...what a tale the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers could tell. Just like his starts in Lansing; welcome to the FSL.
Mike Green - Sunday, May 15 2005 @ 12:05 PM EDT (#116653) #
Thanks, Ducey. When I referred to the boxscore of the NH game, they had Matos going the remainder of the game. As for the Dunedin game, I'll take ownership of that one- early morning fog accompanying early morning rain.
golouis - Sunday, May 15 2005 @ 04:43 PM EDT (#116661) #
Does anyone know about John-ford Griffen's defence? he seems to be hitting really well and I remeber he was an outfieder but seems to be dhing a lot, is he hurt or just really bad in the field?
Gerry - Sunday, May 15 2005 @ 04:52 PM EDT (#116663) #
Griffin's defense might not be as good as Cat's.
Gerry - Sunday, May 15 2005 @ 04:56 PM EDT (#116664) #
Wilner announced after the game that Ryan Glynn has been sold to the A's. With Harden's injury Oakland promoted Seth Etherton and needed a replacement at AAA.

The Chiefs could move Chris Baker or Mike Nannini into a starting role, or the y could promote Josh Banks, Josue Matos or Jamie Vermilyea to fill the role.
Mick Doherty - Sunday, May 15 2005 @ 05:53 PM EDT (#116667) #

14 G
2-1, 1.99 ERA
16/5 K/BB
1.06 WHIP


Gerry - Sunday, May 15 2005 @ 05:58 PM EDT (#116668) #

Spike was the losing pitcher today, giving up two runs in two innings on five hits. Spike's ERA has gone from zero at the end of April to 2.55 after today. Now might not be the best time to free Spike, he should get his top form back before he is freed.
Mike Green - Sunday, May 15 2005 @ 06:13 PM EDT (#116670) #
Interesting about Glynn's departure. Banks has had enough double A starts, so if the organization decides to promote him now, that would be reasonable.
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