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Davis Romero has seen it happen before. Two prospects on the same team with the same last name. One of them shines just a little bit brighter than the other one. All of the sudden the latter is pegged with a new nickname on some website. People are calling him Felix "The Other" Romero. Things spiral so far out of control that he's forced out of the organization and is suspended for a drug violation. Davis is determined not to go the way of Felix now that there's a new Romero in town. (Though I'm happy to report that Felix is pitching very well in Advanced Class A Wilmington.)

Syracuse game - rained out

New Hampshire 2, Norwich 3

Casey Janssen returned to action and pitched a decent game. But the Navigators bats found a few too many holes as they scored 3 runs on 8 hits in 5 innings against Janssen, who struck out 4 and walked none. Ron Davenport led the offense with 3 hits, including the team's only extra base hit, a double, and drove in a run. Clint Johnson drove in the other Cats run and the big man was also caught stealing for the first time this year. Jesse Carlson pitched yet another perfect inning in relief. His line at AA this year: 0.00 ERA, 22 IP, 8 H, 3 BB, 28 K's. Not bad.

Box score

Dunedin 5, Daytona 1

Davis Romero: 7 innings, 0, runs, 3 hits, 1 walk, 11 K's. Learn this kids name. Robinson Diaz had 3 hits and drove in 4 of the Jays runs. David Smith also had three hits while Big Vito didn't exactly go big; 0 for 5 with a pair of K's. Danny Hill closed out the final two innings allowing a run.

Box score

Lansing 5, Clinton 7

Danny Core got the start and cruised through 3 scoreless innings. Then he walked allowed a walk and a homer in the fourth and then walked the bases loaded and allowed an RBI single to start the fifth. He was pulled with the bases still loaded and none out in favour of Aaron Tressler. Tressler escaped the jam by striking out 2 and inducing a ground out but gave up a pair of runs in the following inning. Ryan Klosteman and Christian Snavely had 2 hits apiece.

Box score

Auburn game - rained out

Pulaski 12, Danville 7

The Jays trailed in this one most of the way until a 6 run seventh inning that included 5 walks (4 of them in a row). Wesley Stone also had a 2 RBI single that inning and finished with 4 hits and a walk for the night. Hector Delgadillo pitched the final two innings, striking out 4 for the win.

Box score

The Three Stars!!

Third Star: Wesley Stone - 4 hits and a walk
Second Star: Jesse Carlson - 22 scoreless innings with a WHIP of 0.50.
First Star: Davis Romero- 7 innings, 3 hits, 1 BB, 11 K's.

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Mike Green - Wednesday, July 27 2005 @ 11:56 AM EDT (#123923) #
Amazingly, there have been only 2 Romeros to get significant major league time- utility infielder Ed and, of course, reliever J.C.

We're all rooting for Davis to get a chance at a higher level.
kpataky - Wednesday, July 27 2005 @ 12:28 PM EDT (#123928) #

Purcey is the lefty - Janssen is the righty. Janssen reminded me a lot of Tom Seaver the way he dropped and drove. Before the game Janssen and Kratz were going over the signals. Casey throws 6 pitches - 2 seam, 4 seam fb; curve, slider, change and cutter. A complex variety of signals allowed him to mix the pitches to every batter.

Roving Pitching instructor Dane Johnson is in Norwich watching these new guys and helping out veterans like Jordan DeJong get on track. After Janssen and Kratz went through their signs, Dane looked at me with a perplexed look and said "got that?"

A bit of bad luck got Janssen behind in the game and then the lack of Fisher Cats hitting finished him off.

Casey is a very cerebral pitcher - well spoken and polite too. He reminds me a lot of David Bush in that respect. Before throwing every pitch, he'd extend his glove in front on himself, reach in and grab the ball with his pitching hand exhale as he closed his eyes. Kind of meditating like. Then as he opened his eyes, bam here came the pitch.

MatO - Wednesday, July 27 2005 @ 03:28 PM EDT (#123958) #
The veins in Purcey's left arm are sure popping. Janssen has a huge amount of extension and it's funny how his glove hand does a "chicken wing" as he's delivering. Both pictures show the tremendous amount of stress pitchers put on their bodies.
XooM - Wednesday, July 27 2005 @ 03:57 PM EDT (#123962) #
WOW.. I didn't realize Purcey was 6'5" 240 lbs.. Just a thought, is there anyone else in the system close to 6'5 or over with similar build as Purcey?
Mike Green - Wednesday, July 27 2005 @ 04:03 PM EDT (#123963) #
Jackson and Perkins are both 6'5", 220 and of course, Doc is imposing as all get out.
R Billie - Wednesday, July 27 2005 @ 06:28 PM EDT (#123968) #
I've always wondered about Romero's seemingly stellar peripherals and yet a relative lack of results this year. Hopefully he can continue to build on this last game because for me it's very hard to leave a guy who strikes out that many batters unprotected.

I think if Ricky Romero or either Jackson or Purcey had posted that line last night the organization would have been ecstatic. Davis Romero merits close tracking the rest of the year. Perhaps some time in the bullpen away from a starting role has done him some good. Even if his stature limits him to being Damaso Marte that still could be worth quite a bit.
Nigel - Wednesday, July 27 2005 @ 06:46 PM EDT (#123970) #
Another tough start for Marcum in Syracuse in the first game of a double header - 5 runs in 3 plus innings. He continues to rack up good strikeout numbers as he registered another 6 k's. He's getting hit hard right now as this outing has sent his ERA well north of 6.
kpataky - Wednesday, July 27 2005 @ 07:44 PM EDT (#123971) #
New Hampshire was rained out in Norwich tonight. Ramirez goes tomorrow morning in Norwich and Purcey goes Friday night in Portland, so I'll miss taking pictures of his start.
R Billie - Wednesday, July 27 2005 @ 09:08 PM EDT (#123973) #
I think Shaun has hit a wall similar to what Banks hit last year in AA. It could be workload related as he has relatively little experience in full season ball. Or it could be that he's somehow tipping his pitches or giving the hitters too good a look at his release point. He's getting his strikeouts though so he must be doing something right.
jsoh - Thursday, July 28 2005 @ 12:40 AM EDT (#124002) #
Reasonably successful debut in the FSL for the Ricky half of Los Dos Romeros:

       IP  H R ER BB K  HR ERA
Romero 2.1 3 1 1   0  3  0  3.86

Dunedin loses a heartbreaker tho - 2-1 in 12 innings.

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