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5 wins, 1 loss. Chad Mottola, Ryan Roberts, Adam Lind, Eugenio Velez, Nick Thomas, Leance Soto and Paul Franko all homered.

Scranton 7, Syracuse 1

This was a 9 inning TKO victory for the Red Barons as they beat upon the Skychiefs with precision. 9 hits off Chris Baker for 4 runs followed by another 9 hits and 3 runs off of Jamie Vermilyea and Kevin Tolar. The Skychiefs showed some signs of life in the second after a Chad Mottola landed an uppercut shot to left field but were blocked at every turn by the Red Barons. Gabe Gross and Guillermo Quiroz reached base two times each.

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Harrisburg 1, New Hampshire 2

An RBI double from Clint Johnston and a solo shot from Ryan Roberts, his 23rd of the year, were all that the Fisher Cats pitchers would need. Vince Perkins gave up 1 run in 7.1 innings with 6 K's. Jesse Carlson and Ryan Houston combined to strike out 4 of the final 5 batters to seal the win. Carlson has now throw a nice round 30.0 innings at AA without surrendering a run and boasts a 0.50 WHIP. Meanwhile, Houston is having a solid year himself as his 44 K's in 31 innings will attest.

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Dunedin 5, Sarasota 0

Lost in a sea of lefthanded pitching stars at Dunedin this year, Kurt Isenberg posted some respectable numbers in his first 22 starts. He improved those numbers even further in his 23rd start last night pitching 6 shutout innings while allowing only 3 singles and a BB with 4 K's. Brian Reed and Brad Mumma combined for 3 almost perfect innings (Eric Arnold committed a throwing error in the eighth). Adam Lind continued his power surge, notching his 11th homerun of the year.

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Lansing 6, South Bend 4

Eugenio Velez was the Lugnuts hero last night, swatting a two run shot to take the lead in the ninth. Chi-Hung Cheng pitched much better than his line might suggest (mind you, his line don't look too bad either). All 3 runs charged against him scored after he left in the seventh with the bases loaded and two out. Cheng might have escaped the inning unscathed had he been able to corral a comebacker that went for an infield single. Instead, Scott Roy allowed all 3 inherited runners to score along with one of his own to blow the 4 run lead. But thanks to Velez and the bullpen, the Lugnuts pulled out the late win.

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Auburn 7, Williamsport 6

Nick Thomas swung a big bat with 3 hits including a the game winning homerun in the 10th inning. Ryan Patterson had a solid night as well with 2 hits, 2 runs scored, 2 RBI's and a stolen base. The starter, Bobby Ray was roughed up for the first time this year lasting only 4.2 and giving up 5 runs. Edward Rodriguez picked up the win while Yesson Berroa struck out the side for the save.

Box score

Pulaski 5, Kingsport 2

Paul Franko and Heliezer Aguilar had 3 hits apiece. Franko homered and Aguilar stole a pair of bases. Lee Soto had solid showing with 2 hits including his 4th homerun. Jesse Litsch pitched 6 innings of 1 run ball for the win.

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The Three Stars!!

Third star: Eugenio Velez
Second star: Nick Thomas
First star: Kurt Isenberg

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Mike Green - Wednesday, August 10 2005 @ 10:50 AM EDT (#125121) #
There's an early game today for New Hampshire. They tee it up at 11 a.m. with Josh Banks starting.
Gerry - Wednesday, August 10 2005 @ 11:22 AM EDT (#125125) #
Chad Gaudin was originally listed as the Syracuse starter last night, Guadin last pitched on August 3rd, so yesterday would have been six days rest.

Chris Baker got the start, and he last pitched on August 4th, so why did Baker jump ahead of Guadin?

Theory #1: Gaudin had a mild injury that required an extra day of rest

Theory #2: The Jays bullpen was tired heading into last night. If McGowan was shelled, the Jays would have sent McGowan down today, or League, and recalled Gaudin to be in the pen tonight and tomorrow.

I vote for #2.
Mike Green - Wednesday, August 10 2005 @ 11:40 AM EDT (#125126) #
I'll buy theory #2. I am glad that Gaudin is getting the start anyway tonight, as he's had enough backing and forthing.
mcpherv - Wednesday, August 10 2005 @ 11:41 AM EDT (#125127) #

Gaudin was in a car crash just before his last start - I'd think its more #1 than #2.
Mike Green - Wednesday, August 10 2005 @ 12:00 PM EDT (#125131) #
Thanks, Mcpherv. We missed that one.
Ryan01 - Wednesday, August 10 2005 @ 12:07 PM EDT (#125132) #
The Fisher Cats just took a 1-0 lead with a Rob Cosby home run in the bottom of the 4th. The no-hitter was broken up last inning so I suppose it's safe mention that Banks is pitching well.
Marc Hulet - Wednesday, August 10 2005 @ 12:13 PM EDT (#125133) #
Cosby certainly is making a late push to be added to the 40-man roster in the offseason. His power is really starting to develop, to go along with his .315+ average.
mcpherv - Wednesday, August 10 2005 @ 12:33 PM EDT (#125135) #
No problem - glad to help out a little here.
Mike Green - Wednesday, August 10 2005 @ 02:14 PM EDT (#125163) #
It fell apart for Banks in the ninth. The game was tied at 1, but single-single-double plated 2 runs, and then Tracy Thorpe came on to give up double-dinger for another 3.
kpataky - Wednesday, August 10 2005 @ 03:33 PM EDT (#125177) #
I wonder why they pushed Banks to a 9th inning. Taking him out after the 8th would have made his performance look that much better...
Sneeps - Wednesday, August 10 2005 @ 03:51 PM EDT (#125180) #
hey kevin, what kind of speeds does banks register on the gun?
i think i recall reading that he hits 94-95, can you confirm that?
Gerry - Wednesday, August 10 2005 @ 04:21 PM EDT (#125181) #
Banks is more of a 90-92 guy when I saw him last year. Like many of the Jays pitchers he throws a lot of pitches, in Banks's case, five. He relies on control and mixing his pitches for his success, he does not blow the ball by hitters.
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