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A tough day all around for the Jays organization. The minor league teams went 1-3 on Tuesday.

Louisville 3 @ Syracuse 2 (10 Inn)

Ryan Jorgensen hit a home run off of Lee Gronkiewicz in the 10th to provide the margin of victory. Francisco Rosario got the start for the Chiefs going 3 1/3 innings and allowing one run. He was followed by Brandon League who gave up the other run in 2 2/3 innings. Ben Weber pitched two scoreless innings.

The Syracuse bats were rather quiet. Justin Singleton had two hits including a home run. Rob Cosby and John Schneider each had a double and two walks.

New Hampshire 1 @ Connecticut 2

The Navigators 3 hit the Fisher Cats. The lone NH run was scored when Chip Cannon doubled home David Smith.

Kurt Isenberg was the tough luck loser in this one. Isenberg pitched 6 scoreless innings giving up just 4 hits and no walks to go along with 4 strikeouts. Ormond gave up a 2 run home run in his lone inning to take the loss.

Lakeland 2, Dunedin 10

This is the kind of run support that we want to see AJ Burnett get on a consistent basis. The Jays put up a 9 spot in the 4th inning to cruise to the victory. Patterson, Majewski, Kreuzer, Nielsen, Diaz and Snavely all had two hits. Nielsen had two walks to go with his two hits.

AJ Burnett made his second and final rehab start for the Jays. He gave up a double and 5 singles in 4 innings of work with no walks and 4 strikeouts. Bobby Ray came on in the fifth and pitched 4 scoreless innings to get the win. He gave up 3 singles and a walk with 1 strikeout.

Lansing 1 @ Dayton 2

Jacob Butler had a home run and double and 'Big City' Metropoulos chipped in with two hits.  Chi-Hung Cheng got the start for Lansing giving up 2 runs over 4 1/3 innings.  He gave up 7 hits, struck out 7, walked 2 and gave up a home run.  Following him was Po-Hsuan Keng who was sponsored by the numbers '0' and '2' last night:  2.2 innings, 2 hits allowed, 2 walks, 2 Ks, 0 runs, 0 ERA.

3 Stars!
3rd star - Eric Nielsen
2nd star - Jacob Butler
1st star - Kurt Isenberg
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Mike Green - Wednesday, April 12 2006 @ 10:31 AM EDT (#144985) #
Need an early fix of baseball?  Dunedin and Eric Fowler visit Lakeland this morning at 10:30 a.m., while Casey Janssen and Syracuse host Louisville at 2 p.m. 
Halladayfan32 - Wednesday, April 12 2006 @ 03:46 PM EDT (#145014) #
Jonny German - Wednesday, April 12 2006 @ 03:54 PM EDT (#145018) #
It says here that Perkins will amount to more than John Hattig, Ismael Ramirez, and Ryan Houston. Colour me unimpressed.
Rob - Wednesday, April 12 2006 @ 05:54 PM EDT (#145033) #
I'm puzzled at the decision to keep Hattig at the expense of Perkins. Sure, Perkins is no sure thing, but I can't imagine a 26 year old third baseman is that valuable to an organization that already has Troy Glaus, Aaron Hill, Shea Hillenbrand and Rob Cosby.

However, I recall hearing similar "how could they let the Brewers claim him?!" sentiments when the Jays lost Jesse Harper to Milwaukee two years ago, and Harper didn't pitch anywhere in 2005. So I think the Jays could have waived another player, but I'm not losing sleep over the loss of yet another pitching prospect.

Cristian - Wednesday, April 12 2006 @ 06:35 PM EDT (#145040) #
According to rotoworld, the Mariners have designated Quiroz for assignment.  What are the chances the Jays can get him back?
Ducey - Wednesday, April 12 2006 @ 06:43 PM EDT (#145041) #

Here are Perkins' numbers:

He is big and has a heavy fastball, but keeps breaking down and has walked 4.5 batters/ 9 IP is his minor league days.  As a Canuck I was cheering for him but I have to say that it would appear that he will never stay healthy enough.  If he does, he still has to sort out his control issues.

I would take Houston before Perkins based on last years numbers.  2.68 ERA 40 IP 26H 13 BB 50K .183 BA against.  Houston apparently has good stuff as well.  He is not picture of health either but at least he has put together a good year at AA.

Hattig might be useful when the team lets Shea leave via free agency.  Its not like the Jays are loaded with hitting in the high minors.

Ramirez's stats from last year are very similar to Perkins' (they were on the same team).  The difference again is the control (plus Ramirez seems to have been healthier).

IMHO, Perkins is a loss but not any more than the other guys would have been.

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