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Two split doubleheaders, two rainouts and two single game losses featuring some poor pitching. Ricky Romero starts but Eric Fowler was better.

Indianapolis 8 Syracuse 7 - Game 1

Indianapolis 2 Syracuse 3 - Game 2

Shawn Marcum started game 1 and cruised through the first three innings with two hits allowed. But in the fourth the first five hitters reached base, and after two outs the next hitter doubled to drive in a fifth run and that was all for Marcum. His line was 3.2IP, 8 hits, 0 walks, 6 K's and 5 runs. The Chiefs had a 3-0 lead before that inning, Quiroz doubled in two runs and Solano doubled Q home. Jason Arnold followed Marcum and gave up 2 runs in the fifth but the Chiefs chipped away scoring a run in the fourth on a Quiroz double, two more in the fifth on a Chad Mottola double and a wild pitch, and tied the game in the sixth, thanks to a home run by Anton French But in the top of the seventh, the last inning as it was a doubleheader, new Chief Kevin Tolar allowed a single then walked three stright hitters to force in the winning run. Mottola, Nelson and Quiroz had two hits.

Syracuse picked up the in in the nightcap despite having only two hits. All the Syracuse runs came in the second, John Ford Griffin, Joe DePastino and Justin Singleton all walked to load the bases, Danny Solano singled home a pair, and the third run scored on a throwing error by the catcher. Chris Baker pitched into the fifth inning allowing 2 runs, and the bullpen shutout Indianapolis through the final two innings.

Boxscore - game 1 Boxscore - game 2

New Hampshire at Norwich - rained out

Dunedin 1 Daytona 2 - 12 innings

A pitcher duel that ended in the twelfth with three Daytona hits off Milton Tavarez. Before that Daytona scored a run in the first as Ricky Romero allowed his first professional run, then Romero, Justin James, Brian Reed and Milton Tavarez shutout Daytona for the next ten innings. Tavarez was in his third inning when he allowed the winning run. Romero went 2.1 innings with three hits and three K's. Dunedin scored their run in the second when Rodney Medina singled home Joey Reiman who had walked. Carlo Cota and Manny Mayerson were the only Jays with two hits.


Lansing 6 Clinton 10

Lansing led this game until the bottom of the eighth when Clinton scored a couple to go ahead and three more in the ninth to seal the deal. None of the three Lugnut pitchers were effective, AJ Wideman gave up five runs in 4.1 innings, Juan Perez allowed two runs in two innings and Yesson Berroa three runs in 1.2 innings. Lansing scored six runs on eight hits, the biggest blow was when Ontario's David Corrente doubled home three runs in the third inning. Aaron Mathews and Corrente had two hits each.


Hudson Valley 10 Auburn 7 - game 1

Hudson Valley 7 Auburn 9 - game 2

More non-effective pitching in game 1, Billy Carnline gave up four runs on six hits and three walks in three innings, Sean Stidfole allowed five runs, two earned, in 2.1 innings and Adrian Martin allowed five hits and an unearned run in 2.2 innings. Sean Shoffit and Brian Pettway had two hits each, one of Pettway's hits was a two run home run.

In game 2 Auburn took a 8-1 lead before the bullpen made it interesting. Eric Fowler had a good start, 5IP, 4H, 2BB, 4K, one run. The hitting stars were Cory Patton 3-3, 3 runs, with a triple; Brian Bormaster 3-4, 3 RBI's; and Ryan Patteron 1-3 with 3 RBI's.

Boxscore - game 1 Boxscore - game 2

Pulaski at Princeton - rained out

Your Three Star Selection

Third star - Eric Fowler, good start

Second Star - Brian Bormaster, 3-4

First Star - Cory Patton, 3-3

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MatO - Thursday, July 28 2005 @ 11:06 AM EDT (#124018) #
Tolar is the case of a guy drafted out of HS in 1989 and has pitched in the minors ever since (with a couple of cups of coffee in the majors) who has never been able to find his control. His walk rates have been awful since day 1.
Gerry - Thursday, July 28 2005 @ 01:45 PM EDT (#124046) #
New Hampshire took a 2-1 lead to the ninth today but Steve Andrade walked the leadoff hitter, gave up a couple of hits and just escaped with one run allowed and the game headed for extras. Issy Ramirez had a very good start and Ryan Roberts jacked one.
XooM - Thursday, July 28 2005 @ 02:05 PM EDT (#124055) #
Wow, I just read somewhere that all 3 (Jackson, Purcey AND Romero) were or are going to be promoted. I've really been most impressed with how fast Jackson has been progressing. I always thought Purcey (with more dominating stuff) would make it to AAA before Zach, but Purcey's command issues are well documented. With this news I instantly wondered if these three are the second coming of the big 3 (Halladay, Carpenter, Escobar) from years past, only they're lefties this time around. I certainly hope the Jays don't make the mistake of rushing these kids, like they did the first time.

Jackson to Syracuse
Purcey to New Hampshire
Romero to Dunedin
Skills - Thursday, July 28 2005 @ 02:32 PM EDT (#124058) #
Unlike the 1st time, these 3 are all more polished college products. And unfortunately, they don't really have the upside of Halladay, Carpenter, and Escobar.
Gerry - Thursday, July 28 2005 @ 02:47 PM EDT (#124060) #
New Hampshire scored two in the top of the tenth, but Jordan DeJong gave up three in the bottom of the tenth.
Mike Green - Thursday, July 28 2005 @ 02:52 PM EDT (#124063) #
Purcey's "upside" is quite high. Upside is always a tricky concept, particularly for pitchers. One never knows if a pitcher will come anywhere closing to his upside during the first 6 years of major league service.

When things fall apart, they really fall apart. The Fisher Cats scored 2 in the top of the 10th on a single by Raul Tablado. Jordan DeJong came on in the bottom. The Navigators tallied 3 hits off DeJong to score a run and leave runners on first and second with one out. On came Bubbie Buzachero. The first batter tripled to center and that was the game. Ouch.
Skills - Thursday, July 28 2005 @ 02:57 PM EDT (#124064) #
I agree that "upside" is indeed hard to gauge and is largely a matter of speculation. However, while it is possible that Purcey will end up being as good as Halladay, most baseball analysts would contest that projection. That's basically what I was trying to get at.
Jordan - Thursday, July 28 2005 @ 03:06 PM EDT (#124065) #
Game Over Gronk, we hardly knew ye.
Ryan Day - Thursday, July 28 2005 @ 03:09 PM EDT (#124066) #
True, but I don't think anyone would have predicted that Halladay would be as good as Halladay. How many "high upside" pitching prospects ever reach the level of true elite starter?
And while Halladay turned out extremely well, Escobar's had a pretty erratic career - more "good pitcher" than any sort of ace - and Carpenter took 7 years to become the pitcher people thought he'd be.
Skills - Thursday, July 28 2005 @ 03:25 PM EDT (#124068) #
Once again I agree, but people were ranting and raving about both Escobar and Halladay, this is not so (although there a certainly highly positive of reviews) of Purcey and Jackson. I do not dispute that many if not most with "high upside" flop, but Escobar, Carpenter, and Halladay were usually touted as top of the rotations starters while the current 3 are usually projected as 3rd starters or 2nd at best. This is not to say that they cannot rise above these expectations. Essentially, all I am saying is that the current 3 are less hyped (not less talented and not any less or more likely to surpass or fall short of expectations) than the past 3.
Mike Green - Thursday, July 28 2005 @ 03:36 PM EDT (#124069) #
If everything breaks right for David Purcey, he could be a great pitcher, a "#1 starter" on most teams. That could be in 2007, 2010, 2013 or never. Pitching is unpredictable, and prospects with excellent stuff but control issues are even more so.
R Billie - Thursday, July 28 2005 @ 08:34 PM EDT (#124088) #
If Randy Johnson could overcome his control issues then I'm convinced that it's possible for anyone to do so. Vince Perkins for instance took years to get things right but with some work from Arnsberg finally seems to be on the right track this year. I think Purcey might have to become a project for Brad next spring.
Marc Hulet - Thursday, July 28 2005 @ 10:49 PM EDT (#124092) #
Any ideas why Brian Patrick was sent down to Lansing despite hitting more than .300 at Dunedin? Is Velez injured?
XooM - Friday, July 29 2005 @ 01:17 AM EDT (#124105) #
It could actually turn out to be a blessing in disguise that these 3 young pitchers are being considered as potential #3 starters or #2 starters at best. The Jays' biggest mistake was bringing up Halladay, Carpenter and Escobar far too prematurely and essentially thinking of them as "saviours". This put a lot of pressure on them to perform right away and when they struggled it was tough on them because they we're so young.

I can remember Carpenter pitching for the Jays, and at the time I wasn't really all that impressed. But then again, I was only starting to follow baseball and I was young enough to consider pitchers who were able to throw in the upper 90's as "amazing". But there was always something about Carpenter's wonky delivery that made me hold my breath everytime he delivered a pitch.. and more often than not, they always seemed to land over the bleachers. But anyway, I'm glad Carpenter has finally found some success.. too bad it isn't with the Blue Jays. Doc and Carpenter could have been one hell of a 1-2 punch right about now.

Also, the first time I saw Halladay and Escobar it almost seemed like they could get themselves out of a jam just by simply overpowering the batters.. but boy was I ever in for a rude awakening when some of their pitches ended up in the bleachers as well..
Sneeps - Friday, July 29 2005 @ 05:24 AM EDT (#124134) #
dustin mcgowan is going to make his mlb debut on sunday vs. the rangers. whats with jp going promotion crazy lately? i understand wanting to test guys out, by why not let them play in triple a for a few weeks first? nevertheless, this is still exciting news.
Lugnut Fan - Friday, July 29 2005 @ 07:58 AM EDT (#124136) #

Hetherington was injured so that is why he was sent to Lansing. It will only be for a short stint for what I can gather.
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