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The offence was feast or famine on the Toronto farm, as they scored a total of 18 runs in 2 wins and just 1 in 4 losses.

Ottawa 5 @ Syracuse 0

The SkyChiefs were shut out at the hands of Ottawa’s John Stephens and 3 relievers. Shaun Marcum went a solid 7, 2 earned and 1 unearned on 6 hits (1 homer), 3 punchouts and no walks. Francisco Rosario recorded two outs and allowed one hit. Jason Alfaro had 2 of the 4 Syracuse hits.


New Hampshire 0 @ Portland 8

The news didn’t get any better in Double-A – never mind that the Fisher Cats were also shut out, Casey Janssen left the game with a right ankle injury suffered while covering first base on a double-play grounder from the 3rd batter of the game. Cameron Reimers was pressed into service and admirably sucked up 4-1/3 innings, allowing 7 runs (5 earned). Like the Chiefs, the Cats had only 4 hits – singles by Negron and Kratz, doubles by Roberts and Sanders.


Fort Myers 4 @ Dunedin 1

A run for the good guys! Joey Reiman scored it, coming home on a groundout by Robinzon Diaz. Reiman had reached on a double and moved over on a wild pitch. Jayce Tingler had the only other Dunedin hits, a double and a single. Mike MacDonald started and went 6-2/3 innings, allowing 2 earned runs of 4 total on 7 hits and a walk, striking out 4 along the way. Daryl Harang finished up with 2-1/3 scoreless.


Southwest Michigan 1 @ Lansing 7

The Lugnuts extended their winning streak to 6 games with a defeat of the Devil Rays that was closer than the score with imply. Lansing held a 2-1 lead through 7 and a half before putting up a 5-spot in the bottom of the eighth. David Hicks delivered a 3-run triple, then scored on a passed ball-strikeout by Yuber Rodriquez. After a wild pitch moved Rodriquez up to second, Josh Lex drove him in with a single.

Hicks was joined by Eric Nielsen and Charlie Anderson in the 2-hit ring, with those two having doubles to go with their singles. Ryan Klosterman a triple for 4 plate appearances, and Rodriquez wore the Golden Sombrero despite his role in the big inning.

Danny Core started for Lansing and collected his 7th win of the season for his 6 innings of 4-hit ball, 1 run allowed with a 3-2 K-BB. Juan Perez and Joey McLaughlin shut things down over the final 3 frames.


Auburn 0 @ Mahoning Valley 4

It was a sudden reversal of fortunes for the DoubleDays, as they went from no-hitting Batavia on Friday to being on the wrong end of a 2-hitter in Mahoning Valley on Saturday. Those two would be singles by Sean Shoffit and Brian Pettway. Cory Patton and Joe Metropoulos each took an oh-fer, while Ryan Patterson had only a walk to show for 4 plate appearances.

Jesse Litsch went just 2-2/3, allowing 1 hit and an uncharacteristic 3 walks. The Auburn Citizen doesn’t indicate that he left due to injury, so he may just have been on a low pitch count. Randy Dicken took the loss for allowing 3 runs (2 earned) over the next 4 innings, though he allowed just 3 hits and struck out 5 versus just 1 base on balls.


Pulaski 11 @ Kingsport 8

The Blue Jays jumped out to a 10-0 lead after 3 innings and cruised to victory over the Kinsport Mets. Jacob Butler hit a grand slam, Anthony Hatch drove in 3 as part of a three-hit night (single-double-homer), and Chris Looze also went deep. Graig Badger was on base 3 times with 2 doubles and a walk. The P-Jays drew 8 walks and rapped out 11 hits.

Hector Delgadillo turned in another good start, going 5 innings and allowing 2 runs on 5 hits while striking out 5 and walking 1. Matt Foster had an interesting line of 1-2/3 innings, one earned run and 4 unearned on 4 hits and 2 walks.


Three-Star Selection!

The Third Star: David Hicks, Lansing. Single, triple, 3 rib eyes.

The Second Star: Jacob Butler, Pulaski. A salami and a walk for 4 batted in.

The First Star: Anthony Hatch, Pulaski. Single-double-homer brings in 3.

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Mick Doherty - Sunday, August 28 2005 @ 01:30 PM EDT (#126898) #
Is that a headline contest up top where it says "Insert Headline Here"? Cuz I think you gotta go with "Pulaski's Butler Did It" or somesuch similar.
Jonny German - Sunday, August 28 2005 @ 01:45 PM EDT (#126899) #
It's more a "brain is not functioning well enough to come up with a decent headline". And I've already gone to the Butler well this year.
Mike Green - Sunday, August 28 2005 @ 10:42 PM EDT (#126923) #
Thanks, Jonny, for filling in.

Jacob Butler was promoted to Auburn today and went 2-5. Brian Pettway was out of the lineup.

How about "Lugnuts have Core Strength" as a headline? OK, OK, I know it won't win any awards.
Magpie - Sunday, August 28 2005 @ 11:25 PM EDT (#126926) #
What about "Hatch Pops One"?
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