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Some days, all you have are replacement reporters. And that's me. Yesterday, the farm affiliates went 2-3.

Syracuse 0 Indianopolis 13

The Indians sent the Chiefs packing, scoring in each inning from the 2nd to the 7th. Josue Matos and Adrian Burnside absorbed most of the damage, posting lines that were not fit to print. Corey Koskie went 1-3 and Joe DePastino had 2 hits.


Akron 2 New Hampshire 3

The Fisher Cats continued their winning ways behind the fine pitching of Zach Jackson. Zach Jack went 8 innings, allowing 1 earned run on 5 hits and 1 walk with 5 strikeouts. Steve Andrade came on for the save in the ninth, and allowed a solo homer, but struck out 2. Miguel Negron again led off the game with a homer, while Chip Cannon doubled twice.


Dunedin-scheduled day off

Fort Wayne 2 Lansing 1

Chi-Hung Cheng was touched for 2 runs in the first inning but pitched well for 6 innings, allowing 4 hits in total with 2 walks and 5 strikeouts. Aaron Tressler finished up well. The offence however was quiet, with Eric Nielsen's 2 hits a small highlight. Charlie Anderson cooled off and struck out 3 times in 4 plate trips. Yuber Rodriquez walked twice in 3 appearances.


New Jersey 9 Auburn 16

The Doubleday bats boomed again. Cory Patton homered twice and drove in 5, while Nick Thomas and Anthony Garibaldi also homered. Ryan Patterson singled thrice in 6 appearances, and Joey Metropoulos reached based 4 times. Every starter had at least one hit. Randy Dicken started and went 4 innings, striking out 9 and walking nobody. Sean Stidfole pitched well in relief for 3 innings, Josh Sowers was raked again, and Paul Phillips closed things out on the rout with 1.1 perfect innings including 2 punchouts. A. Van Slyke hit his 1st homer of the year for New Jersey; seeing that in the linescore sure brings you back.


Danville 7 Pulaski 5

Four erros proved costly for the P-Jays. Jesse Litsch pitched fairly well despite the L beside his name. He surrendered 4 runs, 2 earned on 6 hits and 2 walks with 4 strikeouts. The game was salted away in the eighth when Raymon Sanchez left 2 runners on, and Hector Delgadillo allowed those runners to score plus one of his own. Jorge Sandes reached base 3 times in 4 trips, while Lee Soto struck out twice and walked once in 3.


3 star selection

3rd star-Chi-Hung Cheng, a fine start but a shortage of run support
2nd star-Zach Jackson, a fine start and just enough support
1st star-Cory Patton, 2 homers for Auburn

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Ducey - Wednesday, July 20 2005 @ 02:56 PM EDT (#123326) #
Anyone know what happened to Rob Cosby - AA 3B? He has not played for a few days.
Rob - Wednesday, July 20 2005 @ 03:11 PM EDT (#123327) #
The video of the Syracuse-Indy game is really choppy -- I imagine a lot of people are trying to connect. It's available here.
HippyGilmore - Wednesday, July 20 2005 @ 03:11 PM EDT (#123328) #
Yeah, I'd be curious to know what happened to him too. At first I assumed he had been promoted because his numbers have been fantastic lately but he has been inactive for a few days now.
HippyGilmore - Wednesday, July 20 2005 @ 03:17 PM EDT (#123331) #
And for anyone who was worried about Chi-Hung Cheng's control problems: He has pitched 98.2 innings of 3.01 ERA ball with 110 strikeouts compared to 43 walks. I mean, he isn't Shaun Marcum with the control but he's looking like a premium prospect and he just turned 20.
Mike Forbes - Wednesday, July 20 2005 @ 03:23 PM EDT (#123332) #
Thanks for the link, Rob.
Lugnut Fan - Wednesday, July 20 2005 @ 03:38 PM EDT (#123335) #
There is going to be an interesting match up tomorrow in Lansing as roughly 1/2 of the visiting team and the visiting manager will be more familiar with Old's Park than Ken Joyce and the current Lugnuts. I've kind of been looking forward to this match up all season, so I guess we will see what happens. Lansing needs to start playing better and start winning some of these 1 run games they seem to have been losing for the past two weeks or so.
Waveburner - Wednesday, July 20 2005 @ 04:04 PM EDT (#123337) #
Jason Alfaro pitched for Syrcuse last night? Are they short on pitchers there? Doesn't make much sense to me.
twh - Wednesday, July 20 2005 @ 04:19 PM EDT (#123338) #
Cosby didn't start today, either. He hasn't been called up--he was in the dugout and the game notes in the program didn't indicate anything about him being injured or on the DL. He was hit by a pitch on Sunday in New Britain, so he's probably getting a little time off to recover.

Even though Hassey was 2 for 5 at 3B, the F-Cats could've used him today as they missed some golden scoring opportunities late in the game.
VGeras - Wednesday, July 20 2005 @ 05:50 PM EDT (#123345) #
I am guessing he pitched since Syraucse bullpen was depleted.
VGeras - Wednesday, July 20 2005 @ 06:25 PM EDT (#123346) #
and it looks like Janssen will be back very soon
Maldoff - Wednesday, July 20 2005 @ 06:47 PM EDT (#123348) #
Anyone know what happened to Rosario today? I saw him pitch the first inning, and then says he pitched the second, and then left. His line didn't seem so bad. Was it injuries again?
Finn McCool - Wednesday, July 20 2005 @ 06:47 PM EDT (#123349) #
Chip Cannon

I heard an interesting comment on last nighs Fishercats broadcast. I'm not sure who, but one of the guys on the Fishercats radio broadcast was talking about Cannon and how they had been told how he had a chance to be big time offensive player but would be a liability defensively where ever he played. He then went on to say that Cannon so far had been flawless at first base and had even made some plays that most first baseman could not

So the question is, could Chip Cannon be a competent defensive first baseman and has anyone see him play defensively
mcpherv - Wednesday, July 20 2005 @ 07:00 PM EDT (#123350) #
Rosario left because he nearly reached his 65 pitch pitch count (he was at high 50s after those two innings). I was watching, and he did not have very good control, and could not put hitters away today (no Ks today). With his stuff, it almost makes me question whether or not the low K totals so far this year are at least in part due to the way the career minor leaguer catchers we have at Syracuse are calling the games.

Anyone have some thoughts on that one?

On Cannon, I was doing some research a little while ago, and I forget where I read it, but I read that he had played 3rd for at least a little while in College. I'd imagine a converted 3rd baseman - no matter how mediocre he may have played the position - wouldn't be too terrible a 1st baseman. That of course could be wrong, though, in his case.
Finn McCool - Wednesday, July 20 2005 @ 07:14 PM EDT (#123352) #
According to the Fisherscats Broadcast crew Rob Cosby has a muscle pull in his side and is day to day
Mike Green - Wednesday, July 20 2005 @ 09:38 PM EDT (#123356) #
Nice to hear from you, Finn. I haven't actually seen Chip Cannon, but I've read in a number of places that he's not particularly mobile. He was apparently born with club feet, for which he has had surgery. This hasn't stopped him from hitting a few triples this season, which suggests that he'd have won a footrace with Cecil Fielder or Willie Mays Aikens quite easily.

On another note, the farm affiliates took an 0 fer today, including a couple of blown leads.
Pistol - Wednesday, July 20 2005 @ 10:31 PM EDT (#123360) #
Cannon DH'd the game I saw (his AA debut) so I can't comment on his defense, but I don't think his running is as bad as others make it out to be.
Lugnut Fan - Thursday, July 21 2005 @ 07:36 AM EDT (#123382) #
I have seen Cannon play defensively in Lansing. From what I saw, he will make all the routine plays that a first baseman should make. I imagine that the radio broadcast you were listening too was referring to the fact that he had a problem with clubbed feet. He had them fixed through surgery (which I can't really comment on), but from what I have seen, he walks a little funny and isn't the most graceful at running the bases. I know that there has been some concern about his mobility because of the feet thing as well.
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