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The Blue Jay farm chalks up 3 wins against 2 losses.



Syracuse: Scheduled off day.
 

David Purcey pitched 6 solid innings, allowing 3 runs (1 earned) on 3 hits and 3 walks, punching out 8. Ismael Ramirez returned from the DL to pitch 2 scoreless innings, 1 hit, 2 BB, 2 K.
 
Dustin Mejewski headed up the attack with 3 hits and a walk out of the leadoff spot. Curtis Thigpen, Adam Lind, and 2B Tim Olson all had 2 hits apiece, Lind smacking his league-leading 17th homer.
 
 
Ryan Patterson drove in 6 on the strength of 2 homers, and Ryan Klosterman also went deep as part of a 3-hit night. Aaron Mathews and Cory Patton had two base knocks each. Danny Core, Daryl Harang, and Paul Phillips were lit up; Connor Falkenbach kept things in check over the final 1 2/3.
 
 
The Lugnuts totaled 13 hits but didnít score until the 7th inning. That was good enough for Aaron Tressler, who turned in 6 1/3 shutout innings (4 hits, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts) and was capably relieved by Brad Mumma and Eddy Rodriguez.
 
Joey Metropoulos had the only extra-base hit for Lansing, a 2-run homer in the ninth. Big City was joined by Jason Armstrong, Jacob Butler, and David Hicks in the 2-hit circle.
 
 
Dealiní Zach Dials had Lowell spinning for 5 innings on 3 singles, no free passes and one whiff. Wilfreddy Aguirre followed with 2 innings and 1 run, and shutout innings from John Tritz and Scott Byrnes put it in the books.
 
The Doubledays scored their 5 on just 7 base hits. 1B Luke Hopkins was the most notable, with 2 doubles. 2B Scott Campbell had a hit and 3 walks out of the leadoff spot, while RF Shawn Scobee had 2 bases on balls and 1 on a hit.
 
 
A perfect night for RF Travis Snider, as hit went 2-for-2 with a double and 2 walks, but his supporting cast was forgettable outside of 3B Jonathan Del Campo, who blasted the first homer of his professional career in his first game.
 
Reidier Gonzalez started and went an uninspired 5 innings (4 runs, 3 earned, on 5 hits and 2 walks, 3 struck out). Eddy Estanga was tagged with the loss for allowing a 2-run homer in the ninth.
 
Three Star Selection!
 
Honourable Mention: Aaron Tressler, Lansing. 6 1/3 in shutout fashion.
 
The Third Star: Dave Purcey, New Hampshire. 1 earned run and 8 Ks in 6 innings.
 
The Second Star: Travis Snider, Pulaski. 4 times up, 4 times on base.
 
The First Star: Ryan Patterson, Dunedin. 2 homers, 6 rbis.
 
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Pistol - Tuesday, July 11 2006 @ 09:38 AM EDT (#150501) #

Patterson now has 69 RBIs on the year, which gives him a shot at 100.  I can't imagine that's a mark too many players reach (partly because if you're hitting really well you'd be promoted).

I had low initial expectations for Travis Snider, but he's already hitting over .300 with power.

Pistol - Tuesday, July 11 2006 @ 09:42 AM EDT (#150502) #
Only one player had a 100+ RBI last season in the FSL (which is as far back as I could find).  For what it's worth, Lind had 84.
Mike Green - Tuesday, July 11 2006 @ 10:05 AM EDT (#150506) #
Patterson's increased power seems to have come unfortunately with a high pop-up rate.  Popping up almost 10% of one's balls in play is going to cause a bite to the batting average. Statistically, his profile is now of a hitter with a significant uppercut; it would be interesting to hear about his swing from those who have seen him this year.  By all accounts, he previously had a nice level swing, which produced many more line drives than homers.

Patterson's new pattern can work if he becomes more selective at the plate.

Marc Hulet - Tuesday, July 11 2006 @ 11:51 AM EDT (#150515) #
Ryan Patterson and Ryan Klosterman have been promoted to double-A. Carlo Cota was demoted to Dunedin to make room. The New Hampshire roster can be seen at minorleaguebaseball.com
Maldoff - Tuesday, July 11 2006 @ 11:56 AM EDT (#150516) #

With Lind, Majewski and Smith already in the New Hampshire outfield, and Cannon taking up the 1B/DH slot, I wonder if this means that there will be a call-up to Syracuse coming for either Lind or Smith (most likely Lind)?

tstaddon - Tuesday, July 11 2006 @ 12:15 PM EDT (#150517) #
Not to jump the gun, but which Jays prospects currently not on the 40-man roster will need to be added in the offseason? Lind? Purcey? Davis Romero?

And which prospects currently on it would seem to be at risk of being removed? Cosby? Hattig? Roberts?

Mike Green - Tuesday, July 11 2006 @ 12:34 PM EDT (#150518) #
We usually take an early look at the 40 man roster in August, and again right before the Rule 5 draft. 

The 2004 drafts (Purcey, Thigpen, Lind, Yates, Litsch) as well as Davis Romero will be able to be selected if not on the 40 man. I'll look at it closer in August.
kpataky - Tuesday, July 11 2006 @ 12:42 PM EDT (#150519) #
Has anyone heard where Alex Rios will be doing his rehab? I read the Blue Jays want to get him into Minor League games Sat. & Sunday and have him back in the bigs for Monday. Syracuse is home this weekend, so I'm assuming it will be there. New Hampshire is at New Britain...
Pistol - Tuesday, July 11 2006 @ 12:51 PM EDT (#150522) #

Ryan Patterson and Ryan Klosterman have been promoted to double-A. Carlo Cota was demoted to Dunedin to make room

And I suspect that Vito being traded was, in part, to clear room for the promotions. 

It looks like they'll have to rotate the three corner OFs between the OF and DH (Lind, David Smith, and Patterson).

kpataky - Tuesday, July 11 2006 @ 12:52 PM EDT (#150523) #
wow, this article indicates Rios won't be able to rehab for maybe 2 weeks.
Pistol - Tuesday, July 11 2006 @ 12:56 PM EDT (#150524) #
I wouldn't make the assumption that Rios is playing this weekend.  It sounds like there's no exact timetable right now.
dan gordon - Tuesday, July 11 2006 @ 01:15 PM EDT (#150526) #

Patterson now has 69 RBIs on the year, which gives him a shot at 100.  I can't imagine that's a mark too many players reach (partly because if you're hitting really well you'd be promoted).

Yes, Patterson has been excellent, and Klosterman is only 5 behind him with 64 RBI's.  Outstanding offense for a SS.  Good to see them both promoted.  Also good to see Ramirez back off the DL in AA.  I see he pitched a couple innings of relief yesterday.  I hope to see him moved up to AAA as soon as he builds his arm back up and gets a couple of starts.  If he hadn't gotten hurt, I'm sure he'd be in AAA by now, and might have been a 5th starter candidate for Toronto.

Gerry - Tuesday, July 11 2006 @ 09:29 PM EDT (#150551) #

I am just back from a wonderful trip to New Hampshire, look for some updates soon.  In New Hampshire Ron Davenport rolled his ankle badly last week, he is using crutches and wearing a big boot at the moment.  As a result the Fisher Cats need a fourth outfielder to spell Lind, Smith or Majewski.  One of the four can also DH now that Vito has been traded.  Klosterman's addition makes it three shortstops on the roster although I doubt Tim Olson will get much time there.  With Manny Mayorson and Ryan Klosterman on the roster it will be interesting to see who plays where.

When I saw Ryan Patterson last season he leaned back in his stance and as a result uppercut his swing.  It was quite unorthodox and it could be that he is uppercutting more this season and getting homer happy.  AA will be a good test.

Pistol - Wednesday, July 12 2006 @ 08:22 AM EDT (#150562) #
No minor league games yesterday - is it typical for the minors to all have off days on the day of the All Star game?
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