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Syracuse collects the only win of 3 games played by the Toronto farm.

A solid Josh Banks held Columbus to 1 run, a solo homer, over 6 innings. The Clippers collected just 5 hits total off him, striking out 4 times and walking once. Shaun Marcum followed with 2 no-hit innings, and Brandon League collected his 4th save on the strength of a no-hit ninth.
The SkyChiefs did most of their damage in the 5th, scoring 3 times in a rally bookended by doubles from John Hattig and Kevin Barker. Barker, Ryan Roberts, and Wayne Lydon enjoyed 2-hit nights, Lydon’s line also featuring 2 walks and 2 stolen bases. Sergio Santos went 0-4.
Kyle Yates pitched a brilliant 7 innings of 1-hitter, allowing just an unearned run, but suffered a loss as the Fisher Cat bats went missing. Yates struck out 5 and walked 3, with one of those walks coming around to score with help from a Curtis Thigpen passed ball. It was a tough inning for Thigpen, as he also made a throwing error attempting to gun down a thief at second.
Thigpen managed a hit, which was more than most Cats could say as they totaled just 4 on the night. Adam Lind was the top New Hampshire hitter, really sticking it to the opposition with a hit AND a walk. SS Manny Mayorson and CF David Smith had the other two hits.
A less than dominant Ricky Romero was followed by a downright awful Matt Duff and a bad Brad Mumma as the D-Jays found themselves on the wrong end of a blowout. Romero went 5 2/3, 4 runs (3 earned) on 6 hits including a homer, 2 walks and 8 Ks.
Offensively, 3B Chris Gutierrez had a double and a single while C John Schneider had a homer and a single. LF Ryan Patterson and CF Dustin Majewski were each 1-for-3 with a walk, DH Robinzon Diaz and SS Ryan Klosterman each reached once in 4 trips.
Lansing: All-Star break. The Lugnuts will be represented in the game this evening by pitchers Russ Savickas and Billy Carnline, outfielder Cory Patton, and first baseman David Hicks.
Three Star Selection!
The Third Star: Josh Banks, Syracuse. 6 innings, 6 baserunners, 1 run.
The Second Star: Kyle Yates, New Hampshire. 7 innings, 1 hit, 3 walks, 5 whiffs.
The First Star: Wayne Lydon, Syracuse. 2 hits, 2 walks, 2 steals.
Today: The Auburn Doubledays kick off their Short-Season A-ball New York-Penn League season with a game at Batavia.
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Mike Green - Tuesday, June 20 2006 @ 09:02 AM EDT (#149293) #
League's 9th inning last night was typical, a walk (to Erubiel Durazo), a GIDP and a strikeout.  Here are his splits through June 14. He had 11 GIDP then, and that is mostly a reflection of his ability to get the ground ball. 
mendocino - Tuesday, June 20 2006 @ 09:05 AM EDT (#149294) #




Catcher Erik Kratz was promoted from the Fisher Cats to the Triple-A Syracuse SkyChiefs today. Right-handed pitcher Paul Phillips joins the Fisher Cats from Low-A Lansing to take his place on New Hampshire's roster. Also, catcher Jeff Urgelles was added back to the Fisher Cats roster one day after getting transferred to Low-A Lansing in a paper move. He takes the place of outfielder Maikel Jova, who was added to New Hampshire's roster for one day yesterday in a paper move.


Mike Green - Tuesday, June 20 2006 @ 09:13 AM EDT (#149296) #
Beat me by a minute, Mendocino.  I am quite surprised by the Phillips move. Perhaps it is just for a short time.
Mike Green - Tuesday, June 20 2006 @ 11:05 AM EDT (#149318) #
Here's BA's latest Prospect Hot Sheet. Josh Outman has the best name for a pitcher ever.
Chuck - Tuesday, June 20 2006 @ 12:00 PM EDT (#149329) #
Take It To The Banks, I Wouldn’t Lydon To You

Challenge to headline writers: How to incorporate Lydon and Dye?
MatO - Tuesday, June 20 2006 @ 12:01 PM EDT (#149330) #

Of interest on the Pulaski roster is 6' 3" 17 year-old OF Johermyn Chavez.  I assume this is the Venezuelan who signed for $225,000 (IIRC).  He's listed as a pitcher in the Blue Jays guide but I believe OF is correct.  It's unusual for the Jays not to start out Latin prospects in the DSL.

The Jays have also signed 2 other HS picks besides Snyder in SS Luis Fernandez and OF Mike Gabarino.  The most since at least 2002.

Gerry - Tuesday, June 20 2006 @ 01:48 PM EDT (#149339) #
Syracuse are playing an afternoon game and are locked in a scoreless contest through six innings.  Davis Romero started and has given up six singles and no walks through six, he has one K.
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