Maybe They Should Have Stayed Home

Thursday, July 20 2006 @ 08:00 AM EDT

Contributed by: Rob

Lansing had the day off, three teams wish they weren't shut out, and I wish my Internet connection was faster. I should have driven to Syracuse to get the scores; it would have saved time.

Rochester 1 @ Syracuse 0 (Game 1, 7 inn.)

Ten men left on base for Syracuse? Ouch. Jason Scobie went the distance (5 hits, two walks, 4 K's), but he's not what I'd call a prospect.

Rochester 2 @ Syracuse 4 (Game 2, 7 inn.)

A little better. A solo homer from Rob Cosby made it 2-1, Rochester tied it in the next half-inning, then Cosby singled home another in the bottom of sixth. Davis Romero was awarded with a W next to his name after facing six batters and retiring five of them. He also stranded two runners in the top of the fifth.

Portland 6 @ New Hampshire 0

Jesse Litsch is still learning. Ten hits, six runs, two Luis Antonio Jimenez home runs...but no walks. Good sign, I guess. Ryan Patterson went 3-for-4 with a bunch of singles and a stolen base; welcome to the Eastern League, now keep hitting .324 like we expect you to. And yes, I know it's only 11 hits in 34 AB.

Dunedin 5 @ Brevard County 1

Eric Fowler (7 IP) and Connor Falkenbach (2 perfect innings) combined for a well-pitched game. Eric Arnold and Aaron Mathews both had two hits and scored; David Corrente added another two of his own, raising his average to .333.

Tri-City 5 @ Auburn 0


Pulaski 4 @ Bluefield 5 (7 inn.)

A walk-off walk? Yup. Pulaski scored three in the top of the seventh, but I guess they should have scored five. Jonathan Jaspe doubled, singled and scored to lead the offense. And I think this was either Game 1 or Game 2 of a doubleheader, but I can't be sure.

Three Star Selection
3. Jonathan Jaspe
2. Ryan Patterson
1. Eric Fowler