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Ever have one of those days where you just don't feel like doing much? Welcome to today's "No Hustle" Minor League Update.

Syracuse had the day off

New Hampshire 4, Bowie 2 (Game 1)
Box score, game story

A cool afternoon in Manchester, with the weather below 10 (50 for the Americans among us) and a light drizzle (rain for the Americans among us). Shaun Marcum continued his good fortunes, pitching five decent innings of the seven in yesterday's first game. Lee Gronkiewicz picked up his 12th save.

Once again, the Fishers had no power. The only extra-base hit came from Ron Acuna and it was a double. Justin Singleton and Rob Cosby each drew two walks, but there's not much else to talk about. Simon Pond (yes, THE Simon Pond) walked and scored. Moving on...

Game 2
Box score

This game will continue today at 11 am, another early start. It's 4-2 after five for Bowie, Ismael Ramirez perhaps wishing the stats from last night didn't count.

Dunedin 11, Daytona 10
Box score

Well, how 'bout that? The D-Jays were down 10-4 going to the bottom of the seventh, David Purcey not having a good start for a change -- the only thing he did well tonight was strike out six batters in less than five innings. Gerry described it just as well as I could: "Purcey pitched four innings with no hits and only one walk. Then the fifth started and three home runs later the roof had fallen in. So Purcey was excellent for four innings and terrible for one."

The offense, as you might have guessed, was on fire (second Wednesday in a row with 11 runs scored), with four hits by On-Base Jayce Tingler, homeruns from Eric Arnold, Carlo Cota and Robinzon Diaz and another big hit -- a game winning infield single from Arnold. 15 hits total, and everyone got at least one.

Quad Cities 8, Lansing 1
Box score

Cory Patton hit a homer but the Lugnuts only got two other hits. Chi-Hung Cheng and Po-Hsuan Keng weren't very good, giving up multiple runs in 3.1 innings each. I really don't have much to say on this one...I guess that happens with an 8-1 loss.

Actually, the most interesting part of this game was former pitching phenom Rick Ankiel. He played right field, drew a walk, reached base twice and had an RBI sac fly.

Three-Star Selection:
3. Shaun Marcum
2. Jayce Tingler
1. Eric Arnold

Today’s Games:
Syracuse @ Louisville, 7:15 ET.
New Hampshire vs Bowie, TBD ET.
Dunedin vs Daytona, 7:00 ET.
Lansing @ Quad Cities, 7:00 ET.

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Jordan - Thursday, May 26 2005 @ 08:31 AM EDT (#117728) #
The D-Jays are the comeback kids -- rallying from 6-0 on Friday and 10-4 last night to win both times.

Look at Purcey's start this way: 80% of his innings were excellent....
Gerry - Thursday, May 26 2005 @ 09:07 AM EDT (#117734) #
In his first eight starts Marcum allowed a total of six walks.

Yesterday he gave up four. As Rob noted it was a cool day and it was also drizzling through the game, which might explain the walks.
Mike Green - Thursday, May 26 2005 @ 09:51 AM EDT (#117739) #
"On-Base Jayce"? Nice one.

The Fishers play at 11:05 a.m, weather permitting. Unfortunately, there is no live NH internet radio broadcast, but perhaps one can be accessed from Bowie. Vince Perkins gets the start in the regular (now 7 inning) game, after the suspended game is completed.

Marcum's line for the year is 53.1 innings in 9 starts (i.e. 6 innings per), 44 hits, 5 homers, 10 walks and 40 Ks. Ideally, you'd like to see a higher K rate.
Stellers Jay - Thursday, May 26 2005 @ 12:11 PM EDT (#117753) #
I thought Ankiel was in AA, what's he doing in low-A? Is he re-habbing an injury?
Mike Green - Thursday, May 26 2005 @ 12:13 PM EDT (#117754) #
The Fishers lost the suspended game 10-3, as Jordan DeJong and Bubbie Buzachero took it on the chin in the 7th.
VGeras - Thursday, May 26 2005 @ 12:55 PM EDT (#117761) #
Ankiel was batting horribly during his time at double A and as a result he was reassigned to the swing after coming off the dl with back spasms

he will remain at single a for the rest of the year
Gerry - Thursday, May 26 2005 @ 01:56 PM EDT (#117772) #
No score in the regularly scheduled New Hampshire game in the middle of the sixth. Vince Perkins has pitched all six, allowing four hits, two walks and five K's. A good start indeed!
Maldoff - Thursday, May 26 2005 @ 02:03 PM EDT (#117774) #
Anyone have a link to the boxscore to the early game form New Hampshire? doesn't have one updated.
Mike Green - Thursday, May 26 2005 @ 02:12 PM EDT (#117775) #
Maldoff, if you click on Rob's 2nd game boxscore link above, you'll get it. The suspended game is listed under yesterday's boxscores at
Mike Green - Thursday, May 26 2005 @ 02:29 PM EDT (#117777) #
The Cats scored 3 runs in the bottom of the sixth, and then Lee Gronkiewicz converted the easy save opportunity despite allowing a solo homer. Perkins beat Birkins; what are the odds of that?
A - Thursday, May 26 2005 @ 11:58 PM EDT (#117842) #
In the world of College Baseball...

The America East Conference playoffs began today with Northeastern beating Binghamton 7-3. I don't make a habbit of following college ball too closely but freshman Kris Dabrowiecki, who I played with for a season under Coach at Ursula Franklin Academy, pitched 1.1 innings for the save just a day after winning a spot on the conference All-Rookie squad.

Congrats, Kris, on a fine season and best of luck throughout the playoffs.
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