Winning Ugly

Monday, July 17 2006 @ 08:46 AM EDT

Contributed by: Gerry

Syracuse gave up 21 hits yesterday, the most they have allowed all season, and won in a cakewalk.  Richmond and Syracuse combined for 26 hits in the game.  There were a lot of ugly innings but most were allowed by the affiliates and the Chiefs were the only winners.  Dunedin, Lansing, Auburn and the Chiefs all allowed the opponents to score in double digits.

Richmond 11  Syracuse 23

The Chiefs scored five runs in the first inning but Josh Banks couldn't hang around long enough for the win.  Banks surrendered five runs on ten hits in 3.2 innings and was pulled in favour of Davis Romero Romero has pitched very well out of the bullpen since moving there and he continued that trend with 3.1 shutout innings with three hits allowed and three K's.  The Chiefs tacked on seven runs in the fourth and then in the eighth and criused to the win with Richmond scoring six of their runs in their last two at-bats.  The Chiefs had 25 hits and seven hitters had multi-hit games.  John Hattig went 4-6 with three runs and three RBI's;  Justin Singleton went 4-5 with four runs, an RBI and a home run; Ryan Roberts went 4-6 with two runs scored, five RBI's and two homers.  Rob Cosby, Jason Phillips and Luis Figueroa also homered.

New Hampshire 3  New Britain 4

New Hampshire had their chance in the first inning when two singles, a walk and a hit batter scored a run and had the bases loaded, but Ryan Klosterman hit into a double play and the Fisher Cats could only get two more singles until Eric Kratz homered in the seventh.  Kyle Yates allowed all four runs although only two were earned through 5.2 innings.  New Hampshire added a run in the eighth on back to back doubles by Tim Olson and Ryan PattersonEric Kratz was the only Fisher Cat with two hits in the game.

Fort Myers 11  Dunedin 6

Kurt Isenberg made his first start since being sent down from AA and it was ugly, six hits, three walks, five runs in two innings.  Dunedin battled back to tie the game.  Eric Arnold drove in Carlo Cota in the first.  Josh Kreuzer, back from the DL, drove in a run in the fourth while another scored on a ground out.  Dunedin scored three in the seventh to tie and brought out Milton Tavarez for the ninth.  Tavarez registered the first two outs but then five hits with an error in between allowed Fort Myers to score five runs.  Carlo Cota and Cory Patton had two hits each but Dunedin had no extra base hits.

Lansing 3  Kane County 12

This game was scoreless until the middle of the fourth when Kane County scored one.  Aaron Tressler started and pitched into the sixth with five runs allowed.  Adrian Martin followed and gave up seven runs in an inning to put the game out of reach.  Luke Hetherington and Jacob Butler had two hits each, and again the Lugnuts had no extra base hits.

Auburn 2  Hudson Valley 10

Auburn scored first in this game when Shawn Scobie homered and starter Brian Bull only allowed one run through five innings and left the game tied.  But the Auburn bullpen allowed nine runs and the Doubledays had only four hits.  A forgettable game all round.

Kingsport 5  Pulaski 3

Pulaski scored first with three runs in the fifth inning.  Paul Franko, Baron Frost, Jonathan Jaspe and Raul Barron all had hits in that inning.  On the pitching side it was all hands on deck as Pulaski used eight pitchers.  Nathan Starner, who had been pitching well for Pulaski, came on in the eighth and gave up a triple, a hit batter, a wild pitch and a walk.  Patrick McGuigan followed and with a walk, a single and a throwing error Pulaski were down two.  Raul Barron went 3-4.


3  Justin Singleton
2  John Hattig
1  Ryan Roberts


Syracuse are 43-51, and are in sixth place, 10 and a half games behind Rochester
New Hampshire are 40-54, and are in sixth place, 14 and a half games behind Portland
Dunedin are 13-11, and are in second place, a game and a half behind Clearwater
Lansing are 9-15, and are in fifth place, ten games behind West Michigan
Auburn are 11-14 and are in fifth place, three and a half games behind Mahoning Valley
Pulaski are 17-6 and are in first place, two games ahead of Danville