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Big innings are the order of the day as the Toronto farm wins 3 and loses 2.

Scranton-WB 2 @ Syracuse 6

Syracuse plated 5 in the bottom of the first and coasted from there to defeat the Red Barons. Gabe Gross got things started with a base hit, but the next two batters flew out and Scranton Wilkes-Barre looked to be in good shape. Not so, as 7 consecutive SkyChiefs reached, all by single or by walk. Desi Relaford popped out to shortstop with the bases loaded to end it, his second out of the inning.

John-Ford Griffin singled in the first and later swatted a solo homer, his 26th of the campaign. Julius Matos totaled two singles, while Gross and Joe DePastino each got on base twice with a walk and a single. Working with the solid lead, Chris Baker turned in 6 innings of 2-run ball. Frankie Rosario tossed a shutout frame (1 BB, 1 K), and after 2 outs from Adrian Burnside it was Game Over Gronk coming on to strike out 3 of the 4 batters he faced.


New Hampshire – Off Day

Sarasota 8 @ Dunedin 3

Ricky Romero started for the D-Jays and went a very solid 5 innings, allowing just 1 run on 4 hits and a walk, whiffing 4. But Brian Reed and Brad Mumma were torched for 7 runs over the next 2 innings and the Dunedin offence couldn’t keep up. Only leadoff man Rodney Medina had 2 hits amongst the Blue Jays, and he stole his first base of the season. Adam Lind doubled and walked twice. Robinzon Diaz had a base knock to show for his 4 trips to the plate.


Lansing 4 @ Fort Wayne 1

It hasn’t been smooth sailing for Po-Hsuan Keng in his debut season in North America, but he was dealing last night in Fort Wayne. The 20-year-old zapped 8 Wizards over his 6 shutout innings, surrendering just 4 singles and a solitary walk. Aaron Tressler, Dewon Day, and Jordan Timm kept things in check over the final 3, striking out 5 more along the way.

The Lugnuts scored all their runs in one play in the top of the fifth. Josh Lex lead off with a walk, and a single by Al Quintana and a walk to Yuber Rodriquez set the stage for Juan Peralta. He hit a liner that was scored a triple and a throwing error on the centre fielder as Peralta chased home all three baserunners and scored the 4th run himself. Lex had two hits and a walk on the night, as did Aaron Mathews. One of Mathews’ hits was a double, and from left field he threw out two baserunners at second base.


Auburn 8 @ Jamestown 4

Another great night for CF Ryan Patterson, as he singled, doubled, and walked twice to lead the DoubleDays to victory. 2B Sean Shoffit had a single and 3 walks out of the leadoff spot, and catcher Brian Bormaster whacked a double to go with his 2 walks. SS Chris Gutierrez had the single biggest swing of the night, a bases-loaded triple in the top of the eighth. Big City Metropoulos had a single in 4 trips before Brian Pettway flew out for him in the ninth. LF Jacob Butler went 0-for-5 in his second game in the New York-Penn. On the mound, lefty Eric Fowler got it done with 6-1/3 of 4-hit, 3-run ball, striking out 6 and issuing 3 free passes. Yesson Berroa notched his 5th save of the season, coming on with the bases jammed and 1 out in the bottom of the 8th and recording the final 5 outs in order.


Pulaski 5 @ Greenville 10

Francisco Mateo was knocked around for 5 runs in 4 innings, and after 2 shutout innings from Ray Sanchez, Scott Byrnes coughed up 5 more over the final 2 frames. Leadoff man Zach Kalter scored 3 of the 5 Pulaski runs as he singled twice and walked twice, and RF Jorge Sandes also reached 4 times – single, double, two walks. 2B Graig Badger singled and doubled, SS Jesus Gonzalez singled twice, and Lee Soto took an oh-fer.


Three-Star Selection!

The Third Star: John-Ford Griffin, Syracuse.

The Second Star: Ryan Patterson, Auburn.

The First Star: Po-Hsuan Keng, Lansing.

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Gerry - Tuesday, August 30 2005 @ 04:03 PM EDT (#127048) #
Syracuse lead Scranton, and Gavin Floyd, 8-2 today in the middle of the sixth. Chad Gaudin is pitching well and back on track after a rough start last week.

John Ford Griffin is 3-3, so far, with a home run, 2 doubles and 4 ribbies.
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