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The Lugnuts win big, but the rest of the farm scores a collective 13 runs while allowing 30.

Syracuse 0 @ Ottawa 5

Scott Downs wasn’t the only Blue Jay pitcher to get the short end of the stick last night; Shaun Marcum was outstanding in pitching 7 innings of 2-run ball for Syracuse, but like Downs he took the loss for his effort. Marcum allowed just 3 hits, struck out 3 and walked 1. Kevin Tolar was touched up for 3 runs in his inning.

The Chiefs managed just 6 hits. Guillermo Quiroz had a double at the bottom of the lineup, Gabe Gross a single leading off. John Ford Griffin took an oh-fer.


Norwich 7 @ New Hampshire 3

In what has to be the worst start of his outstanding season, Casey Janssen surrendered 7 runs (6 earned) on 10 hits over 5 innings. He did manage to strike out 6 without walking anyone. Approaching 150 innings, Janssen may be hitting a wall in his first full pro season. Cameron Reimers followed Janssen with 4 shutout innings, 6 hits and no true outcomes.

The offense managed 9 singles and 2 walks. Ryan Roberts had 2 of the base knocks, Chip Cannon and Rob Cosby each a single and a walk, and Curtis Thigpen a solitary safety.


Dunedin 6 @ Lakeland 13

At least they scored a few runs. John Schneider led the D-Jays with a homer-walk-single night. Mike Snyder also hit a bomb and walked, and Carlo Cota and David Smith each recorded two hits. Adam Lind took the only oh-fer amongst the starting 9.

Pitching? Sopko and Harang were bad, Harper was not good, and MacDonald was awful. Let’s hear it for Danny Hill and his 1-2/3 no hit innings.


Lansing 10 @ Wisconsin 1

Apparently the kids in Lansing didn’t get the memo that it was Doom & Gloom Day for all Toronto-affiliated ball clubs. They hammed the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 10-1 behind the pitching of Mississauga’s A.J. Wideman and a 13-hit 6-walk attack.

Right fielder Eric Nielsen piloted that attack with a 5 hit night, including a triple. DH Chuck Anderson walked twice and homered, while first baseman David Hicks and shortstop Ryan Klosterman had 2 singles apiece. CF Yuber Rodriquez took and oh-fer but drew a walk.

As for Wideman, he won his 7th of the year going 6 shutout innings, 3-1-5 in the H-BB-K departments. Dewon Day allowed the solitary Wisconsin run on a solo homer in his sole inning, while Joey McLuaghlin and Jordan Timm finished things off with a shutout inning each.


Auburn – All Star Break

Pulaski 4 @ Princeton 5

A heartbreaker for Pulaski in Princeton as Scott Byrnes, working his second inning, allowed 2 runs in the bottom of the ninth for the blown save and a Blue Jay loss. Earlier, Hector Delgadillo started and tossed a rocky 4 innings (3 runs on 8 hits, 5-0 K-BB). In the middle, Jon Girjalva worked a brilliant 3 (2 hits, 3 strikeouts).

Graig Badger (BB), Paul Franko (2B), Jonathan Jaspe, and Jesus Gonzalez (HR) all had two hits for Pulaski. Lee Soto had a single in 4 trips.


Three-Star Selection!

The Third Star: Shaun Marcum, Syracuse. 3 hits over 7.

The Second Star: Aaron Wideman, Lansing. 3 hits and no runs over 6.

The First Star: Eric Nielsen, Lansing. 5 will get you 1.

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Mike Green - Tuesday, August 23 2005 @ 09:43 AM EDT (#126328) #
It's first-rounder night. Zach Jackson starts for the Chiefs in a key game in Buffalo. David Purcey goes for the Fisher Cats against Norwich. Ricky Romero toes the rubber for Dunedin.
kpataky - Tuesday, August 23 2005 @ 10:30 AM EDT (#126331) #
Purcey needs to change his pitching pattern tonight to build on last start's success. Norwich hitters have a history of beating the pulp out of young starters when facing them the second time in a row. Go ask Errol Simontisch of the Rock Cats how his 2nd start vs. the Navs fared. He pitched a gem vs. Norwich in Norwich on a Sunday, then back up in New Hampshire 5 days later he was shelled from the game.
Ducey - Tuesday, August 23 2005 @ 11:37 AM EDT (#126338) #
An unscientific poll for you of Jays minor league prospects leading in walks:

Roberts 76BB - .378 OBP
Snavely 60BB - .389 OBP
Thigpen 58BB - .365 OBP approx.
JFG 57BB - .335 OBP
Klosterman 57BB - .342 OBP
Hetherington 49BB - .420 OBP (leads organization)
Gabe 48 BB - .384 OBP
Lind 42BB - .373 OBP
Kalter 40 BB in 51 G - .404 OBP
Anderson 31 BB in 42 G - .405 OBP
Sister - Tuesday, August 23 2005 @ 11:55 AM EDT (#126340) #
I'm hoping to see more from Romero tonight in the strikeout department (only 11 k's in 17.2 IP). Perhaps I am being too picky.
Pistol - Tuesday, August 23 2005 @ 01:57 PM EDT (#126353) #
Whenever I see Roberts' line I think of Mark Bellhorn: 2B, unimpressive average, lots of walks, even more strikeouts and a little pop in the bat.
Maldoff - Tuesday, August 23 2005 @ 08:26 PM EDT (#126368) #
I think we should be happy if Roberts ends up being a Bellhorn.

On another note, has anyone heard anything on Joe Wice, the pitcher at Pulaski? He started off the season OK, but hasn't seemed to have pitched in a few weeks.
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