Minor League Update: June 14

Tuesday, June 14 2005 @ 10:53 AM EDT

Contributed by: Magpie

This is Jonny's Minor League Update.

Jonny's not here, man. But we have the news anyway.

Syracuse 8 @ Richmond 6

This was Dave Bush's third start, but something happened. Bush threw a pitch between the legs of Richmond's Esix Snead. This prompted the dugouts to empty. Order was restored, and Snead eventually walked. On his way to first base, he decided to charge the mound instead. This time there was a real brawl, and multiple ejections ensued, including Snead, Bush, and Adrian Burnside. All this was in the 2nd inning.

Finally Josue Matos came on and actually did some pitching, tossing 3-1/3 allowing 1 run on 4 hits. Matt Duff and Spike Lundberg were less effective, but kept things close enough for Matt Whiteside to come on and get his 9th save with a spotless 2-K 9th.

The Chiefs must have gotten a team discount on doubles, as 6 of their 9 hits went for 2 bags. Leadoff hitter Gabe Gross had one of the deuces, and also reached by walk and by being plunked. 1B Kevin Barker smacked a homer to go with his double, making him the only Syracuse batter with two hits.

Boxscore - MinorLeagueBaseball.com.

New Hampshire 2 @ Binghampton 3

The Fisher Cats rallied from an early 2-0 deficit with runs in the 6th and 7th to tie things up, but the Mets came right back to score the eventual winner in the bottom of the 7th. Josh Banks was effective, going 7 innings charged with the 3 runs on 8 hits, 5 punchouts without walking anybody. Jesse Carlson finished up without incident.

Clint Johnston did his bit on offence, collecting 3 hits including a solo homer, but the two singles from Raul Tablado and single and double from Miguel Negron proved to be insufficient complements as the rest of the lineup produced just one hit (a double by Rob Cosby).

Boxscore - MinorLeagueBaseball.com.

Tampa 2 @ Dunedin 4

The Jays made the most of their 7 hits, parlaying them into 4 runs and beating the Yankees in Dunedin. 9th hitter and shortstop Manny Mayorson rapped out 3 doubles and is now hitting a how-about-that .280 / .340 / .422 on the season. 1B Joey Reiman was the other half of the Jay offence, smacking a solo homer as well as a single.

Davis Romero worked a tidy 5 innings of 5-hitter, 1 run and a pair each of walks and strikeouts. Justin James blew the save and vultured the win in his 2-2/3rds, while Tracy Thorpe nailed down his first save of the season by recording the final 4 outs.

Boxscore - MinorLeagueBaseball.com.

Lansing 3 @ West Michigan 4 (12 innings)

A painful loss for the Nuts as they led 2-0 going to the bottom of the ninth and 3-2 going to the bottom of the 10th, only to have the Whitecaps tie it up each time and then push the eventual winner across in the 12th. This wasted a brilliant start by Kyle Yates, who mowed down West Michigan for 8 shutout innings, allowing just 4 singles while whiffing 8 and conceding no free passes. Mark Sopko blew the save in the ninth on his own merit, allowing 3 hits and a walk, but Scott Roy was more in the wrong place at the wrong time as the tying and winning runs he conceded were unearned.

The Lansing offence managed 5 two-base hits to West Michiganís solitary double, but 4 singles and 2 walks werenít enough of a complement to that for the purpose of scoring runs in the extended contest. LF Cory Patton had 2 of the 2-baggers, while RF Eric Nielsen and 2B Jason Armstrong each had one in addition to a single. Nielsen drew a walk and stole a base for good measure.

Boxscore - MinorLeagueBaseball.com.

Three-Star Selection!

The Third Star: Clint Johnston, New Hampshire, 3 hits including a homer.

The Second Star: Manny Mayorson, Dunedin, 3 doubles.

The First Star: Kyle Yates, Lansing 8 dominant innings.