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No, not a dyslexic Chicago tune. It's your score for the night in the minor leagues, as the farm affiliates win 5 of 6.

Ottawa 1 @ Syracuse 7

Kevin Barker homered and doubled and drove in 3 to lead the Chiefs to a win. Chad Mottola added a 2 run shot, while Adam Lind went 2-2 with 2 walks. The Chiefs turned 3 double plays to aid pitchers Ty Taubenheim, Jordan DeJong and Ben Howard. Taubeneim started and gave up a run in 4.1 innings on 8 baserunners with 2 strikeouts. DeJong and Howard each allowed a solitary baserunners in 2 innings + of work.

Trenton 4 @ New Hampshire 5

The Fisher Cats scored a run in the bottom of the ninth on a two-out Trenton error and then another in the bottom of the thirteenth on a Manny Mayorson single for the win. Dustin Majewski homered again, and went 2-3 with 4 walks, 2 of which were intentional. Majewski is 24, and having a great season. He is a centerfielder with some power, speed and plate discipline. Chip Cannon reached base 3 times, and David Smith, Erik Kratz and Ryan Klosterman each pitched in with a couple of hits. Ismael Ramirez started and went 6 innings and allowed 3 earned runs on 4 hits and 4 walks with 4 strikeouts. Justin James threw 3 shutout innings, allowing 3 baserunners while striking out 4. Oddly, James was having a mediocre season in Dunedin before being promoted but has been excellent in double A, with a 2.33 ERA and 7 walks and 28 strikeouts in 27 innings. Kyle Yates earned the win with a scoreless inning including 1 strikeout.

Clearwater 4 @ Dunedin 5

Carlo Cota's infield single in the 7th drove in Scott Dragicevich with the game-winning run in another nailbiter. Robinson Diaz went 3-4 and drove in 2 to lead the offence. Josh Kreuzer doubled twice. Danny Core allowed a run on 2 hits and 4 walks in 5 innings of work. After Kurt Isenberg and Milton Tavarez struggled in the middle innings, Connor Falkenbach shut the door in the ninth for the save.

Lansing 4 @ South Bend 5

The Lugnuts took a 4-1 lead to the bottom of the sixth, but could not hold it. Luke Hetherington went 3-5 with 2 ribbies and threw out a runner at the plate, while Brian Bormaster doubled twice and drew a walk. Chi-hung Cheng threw 4 very solid shutout innings, but lost control in the 5th. Josh Sowers got him out of a jam in the 5th, but then faltered in the sixth. Cheng allowed a run on 6 hits and 4 walks with 6 strikeouts in 4.2 innings.

Auburn 5 @ Oneonta 4

That makes 4 of them 5-4 suckers. Brian Jerolman's 2 run single capped a 3 run Doubleday uprising in the 6th inning. Jerolman also doubled in a run earlied as Auburn used their 5 hits quite efficiently. Chase Lirette and Dennis Bigley combined to keep the Tigers at bay despite allowing 9 hits.

Pulaski 14 @ Bluefield 7

The P-Jays scored 9 runs in the sixth inning to blow open a tight ballgame. Travis Snider walked and Jonathan Jaspe singled to start the inning, and later Snider singled and Jaspe tripled as the long inning wore down. Chris Emanuele had 3 hits, Josh Lex went 2-4 with 4 RBIs, and Leance Soto went 2-5. Snider ended up 2-4 with a walk. He's now hitting .331, with an acceptable 22-44 W/K ratio. Matt Barbara allowed 1 run on 4 hits and 1 walk with 4 strikeouts to receipt for the win.

3 stars

3rd star- Justin James
2nd star- Kevin Barker
1st star- Dustin Majewski

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Marc Hulet - Sunday, August 13 2006 @ 10:21 AM EDT (#152905) #

Although it's still early, one of the more interesting things about the 2006 draft is that, while the Jays were said to be "focused" on hitting this year, they ended up with a lot of sleeper pitching prospects, including Ted Serro, John ZInnicker, Chase Lirette, Brandon Magee, Kyle Ginley and Zach Dials. Both Dials and Lirette were relievers in college and expected to do the same in pro ball. But their fast starts have the Jays looking at them as starters with low to mid-90s fastballs. With Serro, if you take out the eight runs he allowed in one outing (3.1 innings), he has allowed 0 runs in 2.1 Pulaski innings, 0 runs in 13.1 Auburn innings and three runs in 12.1 innings in Lansing.

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