The Rob Cosby Show

Thursday, June 09 2005 @ 08:19 AM EDT

Contributed by: Rob

While J.P's first two first-rounders were in the lineup at Wrigley Field yesterday afternoon, his first two second-rounders were in Syracuse and Akron. And one of them did well, while the other...did not. Those were the only two games last night in a 1-1 evening for the affiliates.

Syracuse 3, Buffalo 1
Box score

Dave Bush made his second start in Syracuse this year, and it was a good one. Eight-plus innings, just eight baserunners, four strikeouts and only that lone run. Do you think he'd like to get back to the Show soon? Matt Whiteside pitched a scoreless inning. He can actually do that in AAA, you know.

The Guam Bomb and local man-strength copyright holder John Hattig stroked a long one off Kaz Tadano in the fourth inning. It was a solo shot and his first in Triple-A. Gabe Gross stole what appeared to be his 10th base, which is by far a career high (8 in 2002, AA) and we're only in June.

Oh, and Tadano faced Bush last night. Must have been a change of pace for him.

Akron A Whole Bunch Of Runs, New Hampshire Not As Many
Box score

In this game, where the 30-run barrier was smashed, Josh Banks gave up ten runs. At least he got two strikeouts, even if they were balanced -- unbalanced, really -- against three walks and ten hits. Although I'm sure his night in Akron wasn't nearly as painful as this guy's. Brian Reed, given the context of the game, inexplicably did not allow one runner to touch the plate. He lasted longer than any New Hampshire pitcher, too. I have to wonder how he went scoreless with two hits, two walks and two wild pitches?

I know I complained about the lack of power shown by this team, but I didn't want it to turn out this way. Eh, whatever. Rob Cosby went 4-for-6 with two doubles and 4 RBI, tripling the entire Fisher Cat total base count from April 9 to May 22.

Dunedin was rained out -- would have been a good pitching matchup, though

Lansing had the day off

Three-Star Selection:
3. Brian Reed
2. Rob Cosby
1. Dave Bush