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Kyle Ginley had another dominant performance out of the pen last night. The Jays 17th round pick this year out of St Petersburg JC has had a strong year in Pulaski.

New Hampshire was the only affiliate to win on a 1-4 night in the minors.

Rochester 4 at Syracuse 3 (10 innings)

Josh Banks had a quality start going 7.2 innings and allowing three runs on 8 hits and 1 walk. He struck out 6. Francisco Rosario picked up the loss allowing a run in the 10th.

Russ Adams had 3 hits in 5 PAs, Mottola had two hits, and Adam Lind had a single and two walks. Lind's BB/K ratio is 18/14 in 81 ABs in Syracuse after going 25/87 in New Hampshire in 348 ABs. Try explaining that.

Reading 3 at New Hampshire 5

Michael MacDonald had one bad inning, but otherwise pitched a gem. He allowed a double and HR in the 5th, but on the night he allowed just three hits and didn't yield a walk. MacDonald struck out three.

Ryan Patterson is starting to get the AA home run stroke down - no easy accomplishment for a RH batter in Manchester. He hit his 4th HR in AA but also had his 4th AA error as well. The middle infield duo of Klosterman and Mayorson each had two hits.

Lakeland 5 at Dunedin 3

Aaron Matthews and Eric Arnold each hit solo HRs. Diaz and Davenport had two hits each for the D-Jays. Isenberg struggled allowing 5 runs (4 earned) in 5 innings. Eric Fowler came on in the 6th and pitched three scoreless innings.

Lansing - Scheduled Day off

Batavia 6 at Auburn 3

Scott Campbell continued his hot Tuesday hitting going 3-4. Hopkins and Baksh each had a double.

Greenville 3 at Pulaski 2 (10 innings)

The P-Jays managed just 5 hits on the night. Raul Barron had 2 of them and also walked in his 5 PAs.

Kyle Ginley entered the game in the third inning and pitched 5 scoreless innings, striking out 10 batters, walking two and allowing just one hit. In 26.2 innings Ginley has 42 Ks.

3 Stars!
3 - Michael MacDonald
2 - Josh Banks
1 - Kyle Ginley

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MatO - Wednesday, August 23 2006 @ 10:05 AM EDT (#153879) #
Ginley duplicated his feat of last Wednesday when he also K'd 10 in 5IP. 
braden - Wednesday, August 23 2006 @ 10:17 AM EDT (#153880) #

Any word on a potential injury to Travis Snider?  He missed a couple of games and only pinch-hit last night.

Lind's hot streak is definitely getting noticed.  In the top of the 10th last night, with two out and Adams on second, Lind was intentionally walked to bring up Curtis Thigpen.

MatO - Wednesday, August 23 2006 @ 10:19 AM EDT (#153881) #

To refine that even further, Ginley has K'd 27 in his last 3 appearances over 13 2/3 IP.

Pulaski seems to be employing  tandem Kyle starters.  Kyle Walter starts and pitches 2 innings and then Kyle Ginley follows with as many innings as he can.

MatO - Wednesday, August 23 2006 @ 11:00 AM EDT (#153890) #
Actually, Snider pinch ran last night so I guess his problem is with swinging the bat.
John Northey - Wednesday, August 23 2006 @ 11:28 AM EDT (#153893) #
Ginley has been interesting thus far.  33 baserunners in 26 2/3 IP but 14 runs allowed, or 1 run per 2.4 baserunners (assuming not a ton of hit-by-pitch of course) which seems high to me at first.  For comparison Halladay has 203 H&BB and 69 runs allowed or 1 run per 2.9 baserunners and Towers is 101 H&BB and 57 runs or 1 run per 1.78 baserunners.  Hmm.  It might make sense then as he is between the two extremes on the Jay staff among starters.  Still, you'd think few would score when he K's 14.2 per 9 IP. 

Here is a good question, would you promote him for a final start in Dunedin or some other higher league just to see if he can K better hitters?  He has just 1 start over 8 games but at this level that doesn't always mean a lot (averages over 3 innings per game).  I know I'm curious, especially given he is getting better each time out from the looks of it.

MatO - Wednesday, August 23 2006 @ 12:57 PM EDT (#153902) #
Ginley's numbers are skewed by one really bad appearance where he gave up 5H, 7ER, 2BB and 1K in 2IP (2 of his 3 HR allowed).  He simply hasn't  pitched enough innings to make up for that.  It hasn't been unusual for some Pulaski pitchers to get a shot in Auburn at the end of the year.  I think Cheng is a good example of that.
MatO - Wednesday, August 23 2006 @ 01:10 PM EDT (#153911) #

Snider is the Appy League MVP and has missed the last 3 games with a sore wrist.

R Billie - Thursday, August 24 2006 @ 12:56 PM EDT (#154018) #
Sore from repeatedly smashing the ball no doubt.
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