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Baltimore loses 12-0. Bluefield loses 9-0. Oh well. At least David Newhan is out of Ottawa. A 4-2 Friday night for the affiliates.

In Syracuse, Shaun Marcum got the start. He's struggling since his promotion to AAA, but he hasn't been 5.81 ERA-bad. Nonetheless, he could never really figure out the Red Wings, retiring the side in order just once in seven innings. In the first and second he got two outs, then gave up a double and let another man reach base before getting the third out, so he was lucky to escape untouched.

Francisco Rosario came out of the bullpen again. Did I miss something? Is this permanent? And there was another perfect inning from Lee Gronkiewicz last night. SkyChiefs win 4-3.

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats were playing at home and they ran into Yusmeiro Petit. Yeah, this won't be an high-scoring win. And it wasn't -- a 6-2 loss for the F-Cats was the final. Ron Davenport was the only hitter to do anything against the Mets prospect, hitting a solo shot in the sixth. After the homer, Petit decided that was enough; he had eleven strikeouts through 8 innings and retired seven in a row after Davenport's blast.

Raul Tablado made an error, his 25th of the year. Isn't that an obscene number of errors, even for a shortstop? He's also hitting .205.

It was Ricky Romero's turn to start for the Dunedin Blue Jays and he did not disappoint. Romero went four innings, giving up only one run. He gave up one hit in every inning, with another one coming in the third. Romero seems to be most effective when he retires the leadoff man, as that was the pattern last night. Someone who was very effective in this 7-1 win was Brian Reed. Seven up, seven down. Nice job.

Adam Lind got a couple of hits to raise his average to .322; he was at .320/.377/.504 going into last night's game. David Smith drove in a couple and had three hits (one double); though he was ejected in the seventh after striking out.

Nothing much to speak of in the Lansing game: A.J. Wideman struck out seven in his five innings of work, but gave up two runs among seven baserunners. Aaron Mathews hit a solo homerun and threw out a runner trying to advance from first to third on a single to CF.

Every time Auburn didn't have the lead in this game, they took it back. It was 3-2 for the Doubledays when the rain came in the seventh. By that time, Ryan Patterson continued his excellent pro debut with two RBI on a single and a double. Billy Carnline was very good as he came on in relief in the fifth with the bases loaded and just one out; he stranded all three baserunners and pitched a perfect sixth inning.

That rain ended the game and gave a strange save to Adrian Martin. He faced two batters and they both reached base. Is that really a save?

A very nice start from Hector Delgadillo last night: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 5 K. To be honest with you, Pulaski isn't very exciting when it comes to reporting on the prospects, so I'll just highlight Leance Soto's night: 2-4 with just one K. Oh, and Anthony Hatch got 5 RBI. Here's your boxscore. The P-Jays beat the Bluefield Orioles 9-0.

Three Star Selection:
3. David Smith
2. Hector Delgadillo
1. Brian Reed

Game of the Day:
Zach Jackson goes for the SkyChiefs against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons. Game time, 7:00.

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Ducey - Saturday, August 13 2005 @ 10:12 AM EDT (#125436) #
Your the boss, but how about a star for PJay Graig Badger: 3 for 3 with 2 walks!
Rob - Saturday, August 13 2005 @ 12:30 PM EDT (#125449) #
Yeah, Badger was a tough man to leave off the Three Star list today. If we had Four Stars, he'd be there, but alas, we do not. Blame Imperial Oil.
Rob - Saturday, August 13 2005 @ 01:13 PM EDT (#125452) #
There are conflicting accounts over Adrian Martin's contribution last night. According to the boxscore and game log, Martin faced two batters in the top of the seventh. However, the Auburn Citizen game story by Ryan Day says that "Adrian Martin picked up his second save of the year after pitching a 1-2-3 sixth."
Magpie - Saturday, August 13 2005 @ 01:51 PM EDT (#125458) #
Blame Imperial Oil.

Oh my God, but this is fascinating. The three stars of hockey games has been around forever. I learned how to skate at roughly the same time I learned how to walk, and started watching hockey on television as soon as I escaped fom the womb, in the early and mid 1960s - they used to pick up the broadcast in mid-game - and even then, of course, they awarded the three stars. It always seemed natural, the way leaves growing on trees is natural.

And even to this day, no matter who I've been watching the game with, it's almost automatic to submit your own choices for the three stars and see if they match the "official" selection.

And now I know it actually goes back 70 years, and was designed to sell a product. It was ESSO back in the day. Breathes there anyone on this site, anyone at all, who remembers... Murray Westgate?

Before your time, Rob. Hell, Fergie Oliver was before your time, wasn't he?

kinguy - Saturday, August 13 2005 @ 02:49 PM EDT (#125470) #
While I have to plead guilty and date myself in remembering the "Happy Motoring" Esso man, Murray Westgate, as well as intermission hosts Ward Cornell and Ed Fitkin, I only recall that Saturday night telecasts came on at 8:30, usually late in the first period. Of course, after the game ended, we were usually treated to the vocal stylings of "Our Pet", Juliette.
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