Hayden Penn is going to be a richer pitcher

Saturday, August 26 2006 @ 09:52 PM EDT

Contributed by: Mike Green

Penn blew away the Sky Chiefs tonight in Ottawa.  He will be in Baltimore shortly.  

The farm affiliates went 1-5 on Saturday night.

Syracuse 0 @ Ottawa 9

Strikeouts may be fascist, but they work.  Hayden Penn threw 8 innings of 5 hit ball at the Chiefs, striking out 10.  Casey Janssen was perfect into the 4th inning, but then things fell apart for him in the 5th. Three singles and a hit by pitch led to two runs.  In the bottom of the sixth, he hit another batter and then gave up another ground ball single and was removed from the game.  Ben Howard came on and walked the first batter and then came a grand slam, and the rest is epilogue.  Wayne Lydon had 3 hits, and Adam Lind went 1-4.

New Hampshire 2 @ Bowie 7

Ricky Romero's run of good August starts came to an end and he now sits at 1-7 with a 5.13 ERA for New Hampshire.  Ricky, you might want to lose those numbers. Romero went 5.1 innings and allowed 5 runs, 3 of which were earned on 6 hits, a hit baseman and a walk, while striking out 4.  Danny Hill struggled in relief.  Ryan Klosterman hit a 2 run homer to account for the Fisher Cat runs.

Tampa 3 @ Dunedin 1

The D'Jays broke ahead early, but a Yankee homer in the 3rd followed by an unearned run off Eric Fowler in the 5th was more than the Dunedin bats could manage on this night.  Fowler went 5.2 innings and allowed 2 runs on 4 hits, 4 walks and 4 strikeouts. Yesson Berroa followed and gave up a run on two hits and one walk, and blew away three Yankees.  Milton Tavarez pitched a perfect ninth.  Ron Davenport went 4-4 with 3 doubles to lead the attack. 

South Bend 1 @ Lansing 7

Chi-Hung Cheng is rounding into playoff form.  Last night's 5 shutout innings, allowing 2 hits and no walks while striking out six Silver Hawks, should qualify as a good omen.  Cheng is 11-5 on the season with a 2.73 ERA, and has struck out well more than a batter per inning.  Lansing led 2-0 after 5 innings on a Silver Hawk misplay on a steal attempt and a Joey Metropoulos RBI single.  After South Bend scored an unearned run off Edward Rodriguez in the top of the sixth inning, Jesus Gonzalez salted the game away in the bottom of the frame with a three-run shot.  Jordan Timm finished up the game in fine style, and Brian Pettway added a late 2 run double.

Auburn 2 @ State College 3, 10 innings

Brandon Magee gave the Doubledays an effective start, but the bats were quiet on Saturday.  Magee went 6.2 innings and allowed two runs on seven baserunners, while striking out two.  Nathan Starner recovered from his recent difficulties by retiring the four batters he faced.  Brian Jerolman and Ben Zeskind each reached base three times to lead the offence.

Burlington 14 @ Pulaski 0

Last night, the P-Jays laid an 18-7 beating on Burlington.  Revenge was sweet for the B-Indians.  And it was like water torture for Pulaski- 17 singles, 3 doubles and 3 walks were their undoing.  Redier Gonzalez was touched for 8 of the runs on 10 hits and 1 walk, but the 10 hits including a bunt and six ground balls in 3.1 innings.  Ouch. Baron Frost continued his hot hitting, going 3-3 with a walk.  He's hitting .325 with pop and plate discipline, and might get a shot at some playoff action at a higher level.

3 stars

3rd star- Ron Davenport
2nd star- Jesus Gonzalez
1st star- Chi-Hung Cheng