Quiroz Beaned but Affiliates Sweep

Wednesday, August 24 2005 @ 11:39 AM EDT

Contributed by: Ryan01

The Jays took 4 of 4 contests last night. Lansing and Auburn had the night off for the all-star break. Quiroz incurs the wrath of the baseball gods and Miguel Negron makes his case to stay on the 40 man.

Syracuse 7, Buffalo 5

The Skychiefs won this one thanks to back-to-back-to-back home runs from Chad Mottola, his second of the game, Jason Alfaro and Justin Singleton. Guillermo Quiroz was 1 for 3 before taking a pitch off the helmet in the 8th. He stayed on the ground for about a minute but at least was able to walk off the field under his own power. Somebody cut this kid a break.

Zach Jackson started and gave up all 5 runs on 7 hits and 3 walks in 5.1 innings. On the bright side, he did strike out 7. Jason Arnold had a strong outing in relief and the Gronk-Whiteside tandem was nearly automatic.

Box score

Norwich 3, New Hampshire 8

Miguel Negron is completely baffling. Sometimes he looks like a bust and other times he's absolutely unstoppable. Last night was one of his good nights. In 5 plate appearances, Negron hit 2 homers, doubled and walked twice. David Purcey had a pretty solid night himself. He once again walked too many (5) but struck out 6 and allowed only 2 hits in 5.2 shutout innings.

With an 8-1 lead, Tracy Thorpe spiced things up a bit in the 9th. He allowed a single, hit a pair of batters, and walked home 2 runs before getting the hook. With a five run lead and the tying run on deck, Jesse Carlson got two quick outs for the save.

Box score

Lakeland 2, Dunedin 7

All the scoring was finished after the second inning in this one. Ricky Romero got some more valuable experience under his belt. He gave up 2 runs on 3 hits, a wild pitch, a balk, and 2 strikeouts in 3 innings. The Jays took the early lead in with 4 runs in the bottom of the first and added 3 more in the second and the bullpen held on from there.

Brian Reed went 3 shutout innings for the win while Brad Mumma and Milton Tavarez shut out the Tigers over the final three innings.

Box score

Pulaski 5, Princeton 3

The Jays trailed this one until they busted out with a 5 run 8th. Greg Badger singled home the first run, Jacob Butler doubled home the next and Jesus Gonzalez put the icing on the cake with a 3 run shot. Heliezer Aguilar went 3 for 3 to raise his average to .326 on the year. Dennis Bigley got the start, allowing 2 runs in 5 innings and Rafael Perez got his 3rd save with 2 shutout innings.

Box score

The Three Stars!!!

Third Star: Jesus Gonzalez - 2 for 4 with the game winning HR.
Second Star: Chad Mottola - 2 for 3 with 2 HR.
First Star: Miguel Negron - 3 for 3 with 2 HR's, a double and 2 walks.