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In celebration of an almost-sweep for the farm affiliates, who won 6 of 7, it's time for our Sunday minor league link-o-rama. 

Syracuse 8 @ Buffalo 6

Ryan Roberts drove in 3 runs, including the game-winner in the ninth with a bases loaded walk, as the Sky Chiefs vanquished the Bisons.  Josh Towers started and the results were very familiar- 7 innings, 6 earned runs, 0 walks, 8 strikeouts, 3 homers and 3 doubles.  Jason Frasor struck out the side in the eighth, sandwiched around a walk and a game-tying single, for the win.  Lee Gronkiewicz made it a nervous ninth with 2 hits allowed, but no runs.  Rob Cosby homered and doubled, while Kevin Barker reached base 3 times. Dustin McGowan gets the start for the Chiefs today in Buffalo. With the trade deadline approaching, he is being closely watched.

Trenton 5 @ New Hampshire 9

Manny Mayorson's 7th inning sacrifice fly broke a 4-4 tie, and Ryan Klosterman followed with a 3 run rip to salt the game away for the Fisher Cats. David Purcey started and went 6.1 innings, allowing 4 earned runs on 9 hits and 2 walks with 3 punchouts. Danny Hill allowed an inherited runner from Purcey to score in the 7th inning and vultured the win. Tim Olson also homered for the Fishers, while Chip Cannon singled and walked in 4 plate trips, and Ryan Patterson doubled and drove in a run among his 5 appearances. Curtis Thigpen and Adam Lind were both out of the lineup. Manager Doug Davis hopes to have Lind back in the lineup today; Lind was out with a concussion sustained while diving for a liner.

Dunedin 3 @ Daytona 1

The D'Jays scored 2 in the top of the ninth to break a 1-1 tie. Josh Kreuzer doubled, moved up on a David Corrente productive out and scored on a wild pitch for the first run and Aaron Mathews' 2 out run-scoring double plated an insurance marker. Corrente drove in Dunedin's first run with a sacrifice fly. Kurt Isenberg started and threw 6 solid innings, allowing a run on 5 hits and no walks, with 4 strikeouts. Danny Core struck out the side in the 7th, and Paul Phillips retired the D-Cubs in order in the eighth to set the stage for the Dunedin rally. Connor Falkenbach made it a nervous ninth by permitting 3 Cub baserunners, but emerged unscathed.

Peoria 1 @ Lansing 3

Aaron Tressler threw 8 innings of 3 hit-ball with 9 strikeouts for the win. He walked one. Sean Stidfole moved back to the pen, and pitched a 1-2-3 ninth with 2 strikeouts mixed in. Josh Bell homered and doubled and drove in 2 runs to lead the Lugnut offence, while Anthony Hatch doubled in the other run. The Lugs trailed 1-0 after 5 innings, but single runs in the 6th, 7th and 8th innings brought them back. A. J. Wideman is scheduled to re-join the Lugnut rotation on Monday, after Chi-Hung Cheng's start today.

Staten Island 3 @ Auburn 4

Scott Campbell's 10th inning RBI single was the game-winner for the Doubledays. Shane Benson started and went six fine innings, allowing one earned run on 3 hits and 1 walk with 4 strikeouts. After Brian Bull struggled, Dennis Bigley came on to right the ship and shut down the Yankees in the 9th and 10th and struck out 2. He has now thrown 7.2 innings in Auburn with 1 walk and 12 strikeouts, and has not been scored upon. Luke Hopkins hit his 3rd homer of the season, a 2 run shot in the first, to put Auburn on the board. Here's an Auburn Citizen story on him.

Pulaski 7 @ Elizabethton 2, 1st game
Pulaksi 6 @ Elizabethon 7, 2nd game

In the opener, Travis Snider's 3 run 1st inning homer was all that Matt Barbara and the P-Jays needed, but they got much more. Wes Stone had 3 hits, while Snider, Jonathan Jaspe and Baron Frost chipped in with 2 apiece. Barbara conceded 2 solo homers, and not much else in 6 innings of work- 5 hits, no walks and 6 strikeouts. Nathan Melek pitched a perfect final inning.

Pulaski scored 5 in the top of the first of the nightcap, but starter Joe Wice did not have it, and the lead was gone after 3 innings.  The teams traded runs in the 5th, and the game went to extras.  The E-Twins scored a run off Aaron Stidfole in the bottom of the ninth for the victory.  Catcher Roger Ebarb's 3 run homer in the first was the big blow for the P-Jays. Centerfielder and leadoff hitter Chris Emanuele went 3-5, while Travis Snider doubled and scored.

3 stars!

3rd star- Shane Benson
2nd star- Ryan Klosterman
1st star- Aaron Tressler

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Anders - Sunday, July 23 2006 @ 02:34 PM EDT (#151315) #
Apologies if this has been touched upon before, but is Aaron Tressler in line to be promoted any time soon? Looking at his numbers, he's doing pretty well (2.19, 83/14 k/bb, 94 ip) and he's on a second go round in Lansing. He's 24, and while I suppose he's not much of a prospect, it seems like he could at least try to take the next step.
Mike Green - Sunday, July 23 2006 @ 05:46 PM EDT (#151328) #
Tressler could be promoted, yes, but I imagine that will happen as the playoffs near.  Both Dunedin and Lansing qualified in the first half.

There was lots of action in the minors this afternoon. Some of my favourites, Davis Romero, Chip Cannon, Ryan Klosterman and Chi-Hung Cheng, starred.  Klosterman scored from 2nd on a passed ball in the 11th inning...I wouldn't exactly call it a walk-off. He probably reached the dugout still going 15 clicks.

Mudie - Monday, July 24 2006 @ 02:44 AM EDT (#151351) #

Well I've never been to Pulaski so I can't help you there, but I can give you some player to watch for when you are at the game.

First and for most is the RFer #34 Travis Snider the 18 year old was the Blue Jays first round pick this year and by far the most promising prospect on the roster. The 6’ 230lbs Snider was drafted out of Jackson HS in Seattle, and was arguably the best high school hitter in the draft. So far he has lived up to the early billing putting up a some what impressive hitting line of .280/.362/.452

Chris Emanuele the 22 year old is one of the more experienced players on the P-Jays Roster wearing #32, patrolling CF and hitting leadoff. Emanuele has been a little bit of an offensive surprises for Pulaski after being draft 780th overall, in the 26th round. He is hitting .300 with below average power having hit 6 two baggers and a triple, but his OBP is good at .411 because of his 16 BB and has gone 4 of 6 in stealing bags witch is a good indicator of his speed because he went 57 and 13 in that department with Northeastern University.

Jonathan Jaspe who stands at 5’11” and 180 and wears #21 is one of a few returning P-Jays from last year. The 21 year old catcher from Venezuela who is a switch hitter, did put up solid numbers last year with a line of .299/.346/.431 but is back due to the fact the organization has a plethora of lower level catching prospects.

Yohermyn Chavez, well he is 17! As if that is not enough the 6’3” 200lbs LF is leading the Pulaski Jays in average with a .325 mark, he has hit a pair of doubles and seems to have good discipline at the plate having only 7 strikeout this year in 40 AB with an OBP of .417. Not bad for a kid.

Kyle Ginley is the second highest pick in the draft that is in Pulaski, the Blue Jay selected Ginley with their 17th round pick this year. Ginley a RHP who wears #11 was selected out of St. Petersburg JC were he put up number equal to some of the top Jr. College pitching prospect in the draft. The soon to be 20 year old Ginley has had limited time with Pulaski sense signing, one start and one relief appearance totaling 5 IP with 5 K, no walks and only one hit allowed.

The Jay selected back to back Kyle’s’ when they took Kyle Walter in the 18th round. The former Bucknell Lefty who dons Jersey #39 has a prototype pitchers body at 6’3” and at an even 200lbs. However he had only pitched 10 innings in four year at Bucknell, witch puts his current numbers with the P-Jays in context. He has five starts going only 11 innings with 12 BB and 5 K but only 8 hits.

Francisco Mateo has probably been the P-Jays ace if one can go that far as to say a pitcher in rookie-ball is an ace. The “small” lefty is another returning member with Pulaski, the 22 year old out of the Dominican who dons #31 is having a much better season this year than last, this year he has gone 29.1 innings in six starts wile getting 26 K and 11 BB with 24 hits and an ERA of 2.15 a big improvement over last years ERA of 5.14 in 12 starts, witch mean he may not still be there when you make your pilgrimage.

Hope this will give you a good idea of who to look out for, and maybe you will do some advanced scouting for us loyal Batter’s Box visitor wile you at the game. Just kidding, no pressure


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