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3 wins in 5 tries for the Toronto farm.

Syracuse: Scheduled off day.

Ricky Romero recorded his first double-A win, tossing 6 innings of 5-hit 1-run ball. He walked 4 and struck out 3. Tracey Thorpe collected his 12th save with a spotless ninth. Dustin Majewski and Ryan Patterson each had 2 hits including a double.

Danny Core was outstanding for 6 shutout innings, limiting the Tigers to 2 hits and 2 walks while punching out 7. Robinzon Diaz (3 hits including a double), Eric Nielsen (2 doubles), and Cory Patton (single and 2 walks) led the attack.

The Lugnuts only managed one extra-base hit (a Brian Pettway double) and only one Nut had 2 hits (David Hicks) as they fell to the Whitecaps. Adrian Martin gave up the 3 runs over 5 frames. Po-Hsuan Keng worked 2 1/3 no-hit innings, walking 2 and striking out 1.

Brandon Magee led the Doubledays to victory in the opener of a double header with 6 innings of 6 strikeout ball, allowing just an unearned run on 4 hits and a walk. Seth Overbey gave out one free pass in garnering his 4th save. 2B Scott Campbell and CF Adam Calderone each rang out two hits, one of Calderone’s being a 2-bagger.

The nightcap saw only RF Jonathan Baksh putting up a fight, with a single and a triple in 3 trips to the dish. Wilfreddy Aguirre surrendered 2 runs over 4 innings, Scott Byrnes 2 over 1.

Pulaski: Scheduled off day.

Three Star Selection!
The Third Star: Ricky Romero, New Hampshire, 6 good innings.
The Second Star: Brandon Magee, Auburn, 6 excellent innings.
The First Star: Danny Core, Dunedin, 6 dominant innings.
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tstaddon - Wednesday, August 23 2006 @ 12:30 AM EDT (#153870) #
This is the third or fourth consecutive start where Romero's demonstrated improvement, is it not? Hopefully it's a sign that he's over the minor injury maladies that set him back a little in the spring.

Does anyone know what his innings ceiling is this year? I'm just curious because, if he's not going to meet it, perhaps he could benefit from a trip to the AFL. Speaking of that league, does anyone know whom the Jays will be sending to the desert this fall?

mendocino - Wednesday, August 23 2006 @ 02:05 AM EDT (#153872) #

Pitchers: Dallas Braden, OAK; Jon Coutlangus, CIN; Jordan De Jong, TOR; Phil Dumatrait, CIN; Jeremy Flanagan, TB; Brian Henderson, TB; Danny Hill, TOR; Jair Jurrjens, DET; Preston Larrison, DET; Marcus McBeth, OAK; Calvin Medlock, CIN; Mike Mitchell, OAK; Jeff Niemann, TB; Tyler Pelland, CIN; Jeff Ridgway, TB; James (Connor) Robertson, OAK; Jordan Tata, DET; Tracy Thorpe, TOR; Kevin Whelan, DET; Kyle Yates, TOR;
Catchers: Landon Powell, OAK; Mike Rabelo, DET; Curtis Thigpen, TOR;
Infielders: Drew Anderson, CIN; Wes Bankston, TB; Rhame (Chip) Cannon, TOR; Kody Kirkland, DET; Ryan Klosterman, TOR; Kevin Melillo, OAK; Ben Zobrist, TB;
Outfielders: Travis Buck, OAK; Brent Clevlen, DET; Chris Dickerson, CIN; Javon Moran, CIN; Fernando Perez, TB
Manager: Tony Defrancesco, OAK. Pitching Coach: Tom Signore, TOR. Bench Coach: Jamie Dismuke, CIN. Trainers: Matt Rankin, DET James Southard, TB.

New Hampshire right-hander Ismael Ramirez, leading the Eastern League with a 2.05 ERA, finally earned a promotion to Triple-A Syracuse. He'll pitch for manager Mike Basso's SkyChiefs in tomorrow's game against Pawtucket.

The Golden Baseball League announced today that the Toronto Blue Jays have purchased the contracts of catchers Craig Kuzmic of the Chico Outlaws and Mike DiRosa of the Long Beach Armada. Kuzmic will report to the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats of the Eastern League while DiRosa will report to the High-A Dunedin Blue Jays of the Florida State League.

Blue Jays' Snider named Player of the Year, Pitcher of the Year Jamie Richmond a 20-year-old right-hander from Toronto .

kpataky - Wednesday, August 23 2006 @ 08:46 AM EDT (#153875) #
Ismael Ramirez was promoted to Triple-A Syracuse and will start tonight vs. Pawtucket. Kyle Yates will start today's day game in New Hampshire in Ramirez's place.

Maldoff - Wednesday, August 23 2006 @ 09:03 AM EDT (#153876) #
With McGowan being optioned out by the Jays today, that makes 7 starting pitchers vying for 5 spots in Syracuse: Banks, Janssen, McGowan, Ramirez, Rosario, Taubenheim, Towers andVermilyea.
Pistol - Wednesday, August 23 2006 @ 09:45 AM EDT (#153877) #

Romero will have pitched about 120 innings and 20 starts by the time the year is done.  That's enough where the AFL isn't necessary.

He has improved in AA his last 4 starts, although his control isn't where it should be - and that's supposed to be his strength.  However, I don't think his early injuries played a part in any struggles.  He was pretty good in Dunedin before being promoted.

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