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The Sunday morning before Victoria Day might just be my favorite time of the year. A newspaper, brunch, no work the day before or after, good weather, and maybe a little gardening on the agenda in the afternoon. Ahh. Your interactive magazine brings good news too. Aside from the Jays' shellacking of the Senate, the farm affiliates went 3-1 on Saturday.

Syracuse 11 Columbus 4

A 7 run outburst in the 3rd inning highlighted by the first of two John-ford Griffin homers set the Sky Chiefs on their merry way. Julius Matos had 3 hits, while Gabe Gross and Chad Mottola both singled and doubled. Chad Gaudin started and went 6 very good innings, allowing 2 earned runs on 6 hits and no walks, while punching out 6. Gaudin upped his record to 3-1, with a 2.41 ERA. Mike Nannini held the Clippers in check to record the long save.

Syracuse Post-Standard game story

Brandon League story

Reading 1 New Hampshire 2

Vito Chiaravalloti hit a walkoff homer with nobody out in the 13th inning to give the Fisher Cats the victory. Vince Perkins started and allowed an earned run in 5 innings on 1 hit and 3 walks with 4 strikeouts. Steve Andrade, Jordan De Jong, Lee Gronkiewicz and Ryan Houston threw a combined 8 shutout innings and allowed only 3 hits. Pop, pop, fizz, fizz, oh what a relief it is. The Cats' defence turned 4 double plays to help out the pitchers. Gregg Zaun doubled in 3 trips in the 1st game of his rehab assignment.

Union-Leader game story by Kevin Gray

Dunedin 7 St. Lucie 3

Ryan Roberts' 3 run homer in the 8th inning, his 8th of the season, brought the D-Jays back from a 3-1 deficit. Dunedin went on to score 3 more runs in the inning to put the game away. Zach Jackson started and was fine again, going 8 innings for his 7th win against 1 defeat. Jackson allowed 3 runs, 2 earned on 8 hits, including a homer, and no walks with 7 strikeouts. Brian Reed pitched a perfect ninth inning. Clint Johnston and Robinson Diaz had 3 hits each, while Adam Lind took an 0 fer, but did draw a walk in the 8th inning.

Lansing 3 Southwest Michigan 4

Canadian A.J. Wideman pitched very well, but a single, a walk, a hit batter and a bases-clearing double in the 2nd inning cost him dearly. Wideman went 6 innings, and allowed those 3 runs on 3 hits and 2 walks, while striking out 5. Po-Hsuan Keng came on and surrendered the go-ahead run on a sacrifice fly in the seventh. Keng went 2 innings and allowed 1 earned run on 1 hit and 2 walks with 2 strikeouts. Ryan Klosterman was the hitting star for the Lugnuts with a triple, 2 walks and a stolen base. Curtis Thigpen singled and walked in 5 trips, while Jason Armstrong singled twice. Cory Patton walked twice, but was put out twice on the basepaths.

Lansing State Journal game story

Mark Feather's Lugnut notebook

3 star selection

There are 5 good choices today, we'll go with the power hitters:
3rd star-Ryan Roberts
2nd star-Vito Chiaravalloti
1st star-John-ford Griffin
Honourable mentions-Zach Jackson, Chad Gaudin

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Pepper Moffatt - Sunday, May 22 2005 @ 11:15 AM EDT (#117403) #
Mother Doesn't Go Out Anymore

Just sits at home and rolls her spastic eyes

Jordan - Sunday, May 22 2005 @ 12:11 PM EDT (#117409) #
In Syracuse, Peterson's whopping 12.86 earned run average did not indicate how poorly he pitched.

That's not a sentence you want to see on your professional CV.

As Adam Lind cools off, Ryan Roberts continues to heat up. His line now stands at 160 AB, .275/.366/.481, 9 2B, 8 HR, 22 BB, 27 K. He has twice as many homers as any teammate and is tied for the team lead in slugging percentage. He also has 10 errors, unfortunately, but those are strong offensive numbers for the Florida State League.

Gerry - Sunday, May 22 2005 @ 03:09 PM EDT (#117414) #
Francisco Rosario has allowed one hit and one walk through seven innings today. Syracuse have three hits off DePaula and it is a scoreless game.

Josh Banks has allowed two runs in five innings for New Hampshire.
Ron - Sunday, May 22 2005 @ 09:05 PM EDT (#117427) #
I'm glad to see Gross hit his first HR today. Rosario was impressive going 8 innings while only giving up 1 hit while striking out 6. Too had he got the no decision.

Nice to see Banks bounce back with 7 strong innings. Striking out 6 while walking nobody. I've never seen Vermilyea pitch but I'm impressed with his 1.65 ERA.

All in all, great day for the top pitching prospects.
Mike Green - Sunday, May 22 2005 @ 09:12 PM EDT (#117428) #
They wouldn't print it if it wasn't true. Right, Pepper?

Roberts went yard, and reached base 4 times today. I think he's definitely established that he's a good first-half hitter. Gross not only homered to break up a scoreless tie in the 12th, but he finished a 5 run rally for the Chiefs in the inning with a run-scoring single.
greenfrog - Sunday, May 22 2005 @ 10:57 PM EDT (#117435) #
Nice day for some of the Jays' top prospects: Rosario, Arnold, Gross, Banks, Vermilyea, Roberts, Lind, and Diaz.

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