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It wasn't a carnival or a bridge game in Syracuse, as the Chiefs restored order against the Indians. The farm affiliates went 4-3.

Indianopolis 3 Syracuse 16

Six Jacks in support of Zach was the story of this game. Justin Singleton hit a grand slam and a 3 run homer. Kevin Barker hit a solo job and a 2 run shot, and reached base 5 times. John-ford Griffin and Guillermo Quiroz each added a single shot, with Griffin reaching base 3 other times. The Chiefs banged out 16 hits and walked 9 times. Zach Jackson's triple A debut was a success- 5.2 innings, 7 hits, 3 walks and 6 strikeouts. Justin Miller and Spike Lundberg closed out the game admirably. The Indians were able to steal 4 bases (one a steal of home) without being caught.


Syracuse Post-Standard game story

New Hampshire 4 Norwich 5

That hurts. The Fisher Cat bullpen could not hold a 1 run lead in the ninth nor a 2 run lead in the tenth. Ismael Ramirez threw 6 nice innings, 4 hits including a solo homer, 1 walks and 6 strikeouts. Ryan Roberts hit an early solo homer, and the Cats led 2-1 going to the bottom of the ninth, as Tracy Thorpe and Jesse Carlson pitched well in brief stints. Steve Andrade surrendered a walk, stolen base and a run-scoring single in the bottom of the ninth, but emerged from a bases loaded, one out jam by striking out two. The Cats rallied for 2 runs in the top of the tenth on a bases loaded two out single by Raul Tablado. In the bottom of the tenth, Jordan DeJong came on to pitch and gave up 3 singles while retiring 1. Bubbie Buzachero surrendered a 2 run triple to the first hitter he faced and that was the ballgame.


Union-Leader McGowan/Purcey story

Jupiter 2 Dunedin 6

Adam Lind hit a 3 run homer, among his 3 hits, to lead the D-Jays to victory. Kyle Yates went 7 innings, and allowed 1 earned run on 6 hits and 1 walk with 3 punch-outs. Danny Hill finished up without incident. Carlo Cota singled twice and doubled in 5 trips, and drove in 2. The D-Jays flashed the leather, turning 3 double plays and killing 3 baserunners (2 by David Smith and 1 by Adam Lind).


Lansing 4 Clinton 1

The Lugnuts showed spunk last night. Down 1-0, the Lugs tied it up in the 5th on a Ryan Klosterman homer. In the eighth, they took the lead on a Eric Nielsen run-scoring double. In the ninth, Klosterman doubled, stole third and scored on a throwing error, and then catcher David Corrente walked, stole second and came around to score on an error. Po-Hsuan Keng threw 6 innings of 4 hit ball, walked nobody and struck out 3. Jordan Timm followed with 2 perfect innings and 4 strikeouts for the win, while Joey McLauglin pitched a nervous ninth, allowing 3 baserunners but no runs.


Auburn 0 Mahoning Valley 5

The Scrappers scored 1 in the sixth and 4 in the seventh off Edward Rodriguez to defeat the Doubledays. Kristian Bell started and went 5 shutout innings, although he walked 6 and struck out 3. Josh Bell and Brian Pettway each had 2 singles in 3 trips. Ryan Patterson went 0-4, but threw out a runner at the plate.


Pulaski 5 Princeton 3-Game 1
Pulaski 1 Princeton 6- Game 2

In the opener, Reidier Gonzalez continued his fine pitching with 5 innings of 1 hit ball. He allowed an unearned run and no walks, while punching 3 tickets. Shane Benson vultured the win, giving up 2 runs, 1 unearned on 5 hits and 1 walk with 4 strikeouts in 3 innings. Double-play combo Wes Stone and Chris Gutierrez each reached base 3 times, as the P-Jays drew 8 walks to go along with their 7 hits. In the nightcap, starter Francisco Mateo surrendered 4 runs in the 2nd inning, and the P-Jays were unable to mount any kind of attack. Heliezer Aguilar had 2 hits and scored the Pulaski run.

boxscore-Game 1

boxscore-Game 2

3 star selection
3rd star-Adam Lind with the big blow for Dunedin,
2nd star-Justin Singleton, sometimes 7 ribbies only gets you the silver medal
1st star-Kevin Barker does it all for Sky Chiefs

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Mike Green - Friday, July 29 2005 @ 10:38 AM EDT (#124142) #
Tonight's starters in the upper minors:
Syracuse (Gaudin) v. Indianapolis,
New Hampshire (Purcey) v. Portland,
Dunedin (Isenberg) v. Jupiter.
sweat - Friday, July 29 2005 @ 10:43 AM EDT (#124143) #
i was thinking that if Downs got hit hard, they might have to call gaudin up to cover long relief for mcgowan. I guess not.
Maldoff - Friday, July 29 2005 @ 11:21 AM EDT (#124148) #
Were big things expected this year out of Danny Hill? He started the year off great in Lansing, but seems to be struggling to find any groove in Dunedin. Maybe a case of needing to be a closer to succeed?
Craig B - Friday, July 29 2005 @ 12:08 PM EDT (#124159) #
Quiroz is 7-for-15 with two homers since coming back to Syracuse. I love seeing the kid hit the ground running.

Is it too early to hope that we'll see a job-share between GGZ and GQ next season? The GQGGZ team?
Jdog - Friday, July 29 2005 @ 12:10 PM EDT (#124161) #
Is it too early for GQ to save us from Huckaby today?
The Bone - Friday, July 29 2005 @ 12:22 PM EDT (#124165) #
I believe GQ is out of options, so I'd imagine its likely he'll be Zaun's backup next year
Mike Green - Friday, July 29 2005 @ 12:28 PM EDT (#124167) #
One man's marginally informed answers follow. Quiroz is hitting, but his glovework has been slower to come around. It's understandable in light of all his lost time.

My guess is that he joins the big club when the rosters expand September 1. If the club is going well and GQ makes defensive improvements so that he is close to where he was prior to the injuries, it would not surprise me if he gets called up in late August to maintain his playoff eligibility. All of this is of course contingent on good health. Knock on wood.
kpataky - Friday, July 29 2005 @ 12:52 PM EDT (#124173) #
How could GQ possibly out of options? They haven't even used one of them yet.
The Bone - Friday, July 29 2005 @ 01:25 PM EDT (#124176) #
My understanding is that when you are on the 40 man roster, you have to optioned down to the minors - This can only be done for 3 seasons before they have to clear waivers - Quiroz is optioned at the start of each year and in 2006 will thus be out of options
Craig B - Friday, July 29 2005 @ 01:50 PM EDT (#124185) #
I don't remember if GQ was on the 40-man in 2003. I think he was - he was signed in 1998 at the age of 16, meaning that his first four professional seasons (1999 through 2002) he avoided the Rule 5. He was Rule 5 eligible in 2003, so I imagine he was put on the 40-man.

If so, then he was on optional assignment during 2003, 2004, and now 2005 - his three option years.
garvin4ever - Friday, July 29 2005 @ 02:25 PM EDT (#124191) #
It's encouraging to see Lind rebounding after languishing somewhat during the middle of the season. I still think he profiles more as a first baseman. I think of Chip Cannon as a poor man's Dan Johnson, and it's not like the Jays have any other first base prospects in the pipeline (personally, I think they should've drafted Stephen Head).
Maldoff - Friday, July 29 2005 @ 02:30 PM EDT (#124193) #
If Cannon were to end up as Dan Johnson, I think we should be overjoyed. A lower round pick who ends up hitting .300 at the major league level is great!
Lugnut Fan - Friday, July 29 2005 @ 02:37 PM EDT (#124197) #
Cannon really wasn't a lower round draft pick. He is an 8th round selection. This is Chip's first full year of pro ball and I would guess that he is starting to fatigue a bit, and that coupled with the AA talent that has a couple of years under there belt is why he is struggling a littl bit. I see him as a prospect though.
mendocino - Friday, July 29 2005 @ 03:17 PM EDT (#124206) #
According to the 2003 media guide GQ along with Francisco Rosario listed on the 40 man. The Jays should get a break with Rosario due to injury
mendocino - Friday, July 29 2005 @ 03:22 PM EDT (#124208) #

On the way: Chip Cannon, first baseman. When the Toronto Blue Jays' scouts were developing their want lists for the 2004 draft, scout Marc Tramuta trumpeted a little-known senior from The Citadel, Rhame "Chip" Cannon. Tony LaCava, the Blue Jays' director of player personnel, jokingly said the Blue Jays finally got tired of hearing Tramuta scream for Cannon so they selected him in the eighth round.

"Now, he'd go a lot higher (in the draft)," LaCava said. "He has as much power as any player in the system."

Pistol - Friday, July 29 2005 @ 03:37 PM EDT (#124212) #
personally, I think they should've drafted Stephen Head.

At #6?

Mike Green - Friday, July 29 2005 @ 03:42 PM EDT (#124216) #
Just to explain Pistol's comment. Head was drafted in the second round, and the Jays had the #6 overall choice and no others until the third round.
Jefftown - Friday, July 29 2005 @ 05:58 PM EDT (#124224) #
"Knock on wood."

Perhaps we should be using a different superstitious idiom for hoping that Quiroz has good health. "Knock on wood" in a baseball context just reminds me too much of Kerry Wood.
Rob - Friday, July 29 2005 @ 08:45 PM EDT (#124231) #
I saw Jackson pitch last night, and while I'm not a professional scout (he said, as everyone recoiled in shock), here's what I thought:

He was hitting 91 on the stadium gun in the first, but I never saw him do it again. 88 was the highest he went in the sixth, and it was clear he lost his velocity as the game went on. I was surprised he had six strikeouts -- his stuff didn't look that good to me, to tell you the truth. I thought he was getting really tired really fast in the fifth as his rotation looked to be lazier than usual.

He was very accurate in his pre-game warmup pitches, though I suppose everyone is. At one point, he dropped to his knee and threw a laser right into Q's glove from about 100 feet away. He did this a dozen times and they were all right on target. From one knee. Blew me away.

As for Quiroz...well, at least he's hitting. He doesn't look very comfortable throwing the ball to second base at all. He caught Jackson's insanely fast warmups without any noticeable problems, but once he had to throw out a baserunner, I just knew it was going wild.

One last thing: poor Brian Reith.
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