Say It Ain't So, Lugnuts

Sunday, April 22 2007 @ 09:04 PM EDT

Contributed by: Gerry

Lansing's ten game win streak ended.  Ricky Romero pitched well as Sergio Santos provided the offense.  The affiliates went 1-2 as Syracuse lost again.

Syracuse 1  Rochester 4

This game was tied at 1 until the bottom of the eighth.  Jason Scobie made the spot start and pitched well, five innings of two hit ball with one run allowed.  Brian Wolfe picked him up and pitched two and two thirds innings of two hit ball.  In one of those decisions that haunt a manager Doug Davis brought in Blaine Neal with two outs in the eighth and the result was single, home run, home run to put the Chiefs down 4-1.  Former Chief Dave Gassner shut down the Chiefs other than a Sal Fasano home run.  The Chiefs had only four hits, two by Fasano.

Portland 3  New Hampshire 4

Ricky Romero made his first start since April 10th and pitched well, 6.1 innings, five hits, 2 walks, seven strikeouts and two runs.  Romero gave up his two runs in the fifth on three of his hits.  New Hampshire had taken the lead in the fourth on a home run by the getting hot Sergio Santos.  Jean Machi allowed a run in the top of the eighth to put the Fisher Cats down 3-1.  In the bottom of the eighth Manny Mayorson singled with one out, Robinzon Diaz doubled to put runners on second and third, Chip Cannon struck out and then Sergio Santos doubled off the wall to plate both runners and tie the game.

Tracey Thorpe worked a perfect ninth and Aaron Mathews led off the bottom of the ninth with a single.  Mathews was sacrificed to second and with two outs Manny Mayorson singled him home for the win.  Matorson was 2-5 with a run and an RBI.  Santos was 2-3 with a walk, a double, a home run, a run scored and three RBI's.

Dunedin - day off

Beloit 13  Lansing 6

The ten game winning streak ended abruptly yesterday as Kyle Ginley was not sharp, he gave up seven runs on eight hits in 2.2 innings to run his ERA to 7.15.  Lansing scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth to make the score look a litlle better.  Brian Bormaster had three hits, Sean Shoffit, Scott Campbell and Jonathon Diaz had two each.  Travis Snider took an 0 fer 4.

3 star selection

3rd star - Ricky Romero
2nd star - Manny Mayorson
1st star - Sergio Santos

Team Records

Syracuse 7-9, 5th, 3 games behind
New Hampshire 7-5, 2nd place, 3.5 games behind
Dunedin 4-11, 6th place, 7.5 games behind
Lansing 11-2, tied 1st place

Did You Know?

Syracuse used ten hitters yesterday, four of them are hitting under .200, and seven under .240.  The three exceptions are Wayne Lydon (small sample), Sal Fasano and John-Ford Griffin.

Russ Adams is only hitting .200 but his OBP is .322 as he has 8 walks vs 4 K's.  He is making contact, maybe not good contact.

Zero ERA pitchers (5 IP min):

Matt Roney AAA
Jordan DeJong AA
Jo Matumoto AA
Seth Overbey A
Adrian Martin A

OPS leaders (min 30 AB's, Sundays games may or may not be included)

AAA, Mike Vento 1.120
AA, Wayne Lydon .948/Aaron Mathews .921
High A, Jacob Butler .915
A, Brian Pettway 1.153

Strikeout leaders:

AAA, Dustin McGowan 22
AA, David Purcey 18
High A, Kurt Isenberg 14
A, Nathan Starner 16