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Auburn took the Jamestown Jammers' pitchers deep 6 times as the affiliates took 3 of 5 games. New Hampshire was rained out.

Syracuse 5, Norfolk 6

Chad Gaudin did not have a pleasant time in Norfolk last night. That's to be expected when you give up a grand slam in the first inning, I suppose. He would settle down temporarily, retiring the next 6 Tides. But the Tides then tacked on another run in each of the fourth and fifth innings. Trailing 6-1 and Gaudin removed from the game, the Skychiefs started to mount a comeback, putting up a run in the sixth and again in seventh. That was followed by back to back homers from Julius Matos and Danny Solano in the eighth. That would be all the scoring as the 'Chiefs couldn't muster much against closer Juan Padilla.

Box Score

New Hampshire @ Binghamton - rained out

Clearwater 2, Dunedin 3

It took 12 innings, but at least the Blue Jays came out on top in this one. Clearwater took the early lead with a solo shot in the first from Jake Blalock, the younger brother of Rangers 3rd baseman Hank, off starter Kyle Yates. They added another on a two out error from Eric Arnold in the fourth. Dunedin came back to tie it at two after doubles from Adam Lind and Robinson Diaz and an RBI single from Manny Mayorson. The D'Jays loaded the bases in the eighth but Lind grounded out to end the inning. Things got interesting in the 12th when Danny Hill walked the bases full but escaped the jam. The Jays won it when Rodney Medina singled, Jayce Tingler advanced him to second with a groundout and Carlo Cota singled to bring him home.

Box Score

Lansing 3, Dayton 4

AJ Wideman was pitching a gem, allowing only 2 singles with 8 K's through the first 5 innings. It was the 6th inning that will haunt him as he hit a batter, fielded a comebacker but couldn't make the out at second, and then gave up a homerun to BJ Szymanski. The Lugnuts tied it up in the eighth after a bases loaded walk drawn by Charlie Anderson. However, Dayton took the game in the bottom of the ninth with 3 consecutive singles off of Juan Perez.

Box Score

Auburn 10, Jamestown 8

The big story in this one was the six long balls hit by the Doubledays. Two from CF Ryan Patterson, one from RF Cory Patton and one from LF Brian Pettway. That's quite the outfield if you're into college ball. Emmanuel Sena and Jermy Acey were the other two Doubledays to go deep. Billy Carnline and Josh Sowers were both roughed up in this one as Auburn trailed 8-4 in the early goings.

Box Score

Bristol 0, Pulaski 4

Reidier Gonzalez pitched 5 sparkling innings allowing 5 singles, 1 walk, and no runs while picking up 5 K's. Zach Kalter was the only Jay with an extra base hit, a triple, but they were helped along by some timely singles and shoddy defense from the opposition.

Box score

The Three Stars!

Third Star: AJ Wideman
Second Star: Reidier Gonzalez
First Star: Ryan Patterson

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Pistol - Wednesday, July 06 2005 @ 12:02 PM EDT (#121666) #
Ryan Patterson is probably the most impressive 2005 draftee so far. He's hit .426/.478/.787 so far for the Doubledays, including 5 HRs and a lot of placings in the 3 star selections.

If he keeps this up I suspect he'll likely start 2006 in Dunedin.
Marc Hulet - Wednesday, July 06 2005 @ 12:06 PM EDT (#121668) #
Patterson has hit in each and everyone of his 15 career games. He could probably play in Lansing this season, as the New York Penn League doesn't appear to be much of a challenge. The Jays could move struggling Yuber Rodriguez down to Auburn.

A roster note, according to MiLB, LHP Derek Tate has been moved from the Pulaski DL to an active spot on the Dunedin roster. RHP Yesson Berroa, as a result, has been moved to Auburn again.
Jordan - Wednesday, July 06 2005 @ 12:10 PM EDT (#121673) #

That's got a nice ring to it, especially if you sing it to the tune of California, Here I Come.

MatO - Wednesday, July 06 2005 @ 03:38 PM EDT (#121713) #
I don't believe Daytona has relocated to the Midwest so I think the Lugnuts played Dayton last night.
R Billie - Wednesday, July 06 2005 @ 04:48 PM EDT (#121730) #
One thing I've noticed about that outfield trio is that they like swinging the bat rather than looking for walks. I'm not going to put too much stock into a handful of short season games but so far the K/BB for these guys isn't looking too pretty.

Patterson: 61 ab, 5 bb, 12 k, 7 2B, 5 hr

Patton: 25 ab, 2 bb, 5 k, 2 2B, 3 hr

Pettway: 30 ab, 1 bb, 8 k, 1 hr

Pettway is the most concerning especially given he's hitting .167/.194/.267 rather than hitting over .400 with power like Patterson. But at around 30 ab Patterson was also striking out 1 every 3 at bats so there's not much reason to put too much stock into early numbers, good or bad.

Considering where these guys were taken in the draft it would be nice if one of them turned into a productive outfielder. If the Jays got one player it would be an accomplishment. I certainly hope for better things from Pettway though. I don't want to see these guys languishing at low-A ball like Thigpen.
Mike Green - Wednesday, July 06 2005 @ 05:01 PM EDT (#121732) #
Neither Pettway nor Patterson were walk machines in college. Pistol's draft review summarizes their stats. Patterson is off to a great start. By all accounts he's got a good chance to hit for average, but if he can spike the average with power, he'll be fine whether or not he draws 60 walks in a season.
Marc Hulet - Wednesday, July 06 2005 @ 07:04 PM EDT (#121737) #
Draft pick RHP Connor Falkenbach has been signed and assigned to Pulaski (MiLB). He is a control expert.
Craig B - Wednesday, July 06 2005 @ 10:21 PM EDT (#121752) #
Great to hear Falkenbach signed on - he was a really fantastic pitcher in college and while he probably doesn't have the stuff to be a success at a high level in the pros, I'd bet dollars to doughnuts that he'll eat the 18-year-old kids in the Appalachian League for breakfast. Should be a fun year.
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