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If you've got the time, we've got the boxscores. The Jay farm affiliates had the distinct pleasure of facing the Miller prospects, Buffalo's Adam and Lakeland's Andrew, and were unable to score against either but still managed a split of those two games and went 1-3 overall.

Buffalo 7 @ Syracuse 5

The Chiefs rallied in the ninth for four runs, but fell just short. Adam Miller started for Buffalo and threw a 2 hit shutout with 7 strikeouts for 6 innings. Luis (0 for Thrivas) Rivas went 4-5 to lead the Bison offence. The Chiefs trailed 7-1 going to the ninth, but managed to put the tying runs on base off the Buffalo bullpen. Jeff Duncan and Wayne Lydon singled to open the inning. Rey Olmedo followed with a walk to load the bases with nobody out. After a short fly from Russ Adams, John-ford Griffin drove in a run with a sacrifice fly. A Kevin Barker walk and singles from Ryan Roberts and John Hattig set the stage for Curtis Thigpen with 2 outs and runners on 1st and 2nd and trailing by two. Thigpen popped up to end the rally. Lydon and Olmedo at the top of the Chiefs order both reached base 4 times in 5 plate trips, but the middle of the lineup struggled.

Rey Olmedo is known for his defence at short, and has now worked his line up to .291/.356/.304 with 7 walks and 11 strikeouts in 79 at-bats. He turns 26 at the end of this month. Wayne Lydon, who turned 26 two weeks ago, is hitting .304/.368/.443 with 8 walks and 20 strikeouts in 79 at-bats in double A and triple A, and 7 steals in 8 tries. Lydon is a capable defensive outfielder and would be a reasonable addition to the Jay bench. Curtis Thigpen is now hitting .263/.328/.474, but has struggled mightily with his throwing, and Russ Adams' .224/.305/.329 line is quite disappointing.

New Hampshire 2 @ Trenton 3

The Fisher Cats fell to the rolling Thunder on an eighth inning RBI double by Matt Carson off Lee Gronkiewicz. The Cats broke on top in the first inning on a Ryan Klosterman RBI single. Starter Kyle Yates gave up a run in the bottom of the second on two ground-ball singles and a ground out. Catcher John Schneider homered in the top of the 4th, before Yates gave up a ground ball double and a ground ball single in the bottom of the 5th to tie up the game. The Cats loaded the bases with nobody out in the 7th, but two popups and a Chip Cannon lineout spelled the end of that rally. After Trenton scored in the bottom of the eighth, the Cats mounted a rally again, but this time a Sergio Santos strikeout with the bases loaded ended the game. Yates gave up 2 earned runs on 6 hits and 5 walks, with 3 punchouts, in 7 innings of work. The Cats managed 6 hits and 6 walks on the game, but could not find the big hit for love or money. Aaron Matthews went 0-4 with an HBP out of the 3 slot in the lineup (behind Majewski and Mayorson- the 3M Company?). Sergio Santos also took an 0 fer with a walk and 2 Ks.

Lakeland 4 @ Dunedin 5

In the game of the day, the D-Jays rallied from a 4-0 deficit at the 7th inning stretch with a run in the bottom of the 7th and four in the bottom of the eighth for the victory. Andrew Miller shut them down for 6 innings, before the Lakeland pen took it on the chin. Brian Jeroloman wielded the big stick, with a solo homer in the seventh and the game-winning two-run double in the eighth. Jacob Butler opened the eighth with a line single. Ryan Patterson followed with a walk. After a wild pitch and an Eric Nielsen strikeout, Josh Kreuzer's 2 run double pulled the Jays within a run. David Corrente gave up his body to be a baserunner before Jeroloman's key blow. Aaron Tressler started and was roughed up a bit by the Tiger cubs for 2 runs and 9 baserunners in 4.1 innings. Yesson Berroa followed and gave up 2 unearned runs in 2 innings, before Danny Core earned the win with 2.2 hitless innings. Patterson doubled twice in three at-bats before his walk. Jeroloman walked twice prior to his homer and double.

Lansing 0 @ Burlington 11

Alas, no mercy rule. Chris Reddout pitched 5 fine shutout innings of 2 hit ball. Unfortunately, those innings came in after Nathan Starner was left in for 3+ innings and charged with 11 earned runs. Normally, a young pitcher will be pulled after giving up 7 earned runs in 3 innings, but for some reason Starner was left in for more punishment. Travis Snider went 0-4 with 2 strikeouts. Did you know that the Bees' first baseman is named "Scott Lucas"? He is going to have slug more than .200 to have much of a career, but still it was awfully kind of him to change his name to honour the BBFL Commissioner Emeritus.

3 stars

3rd star- Danny Core
2nd stars- Wayne Lydon, Rey Olmedo
1st star- Brian Jeroloman

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Alex Obal - Thursday, May 03 2007 @ 04:09 AM EDT (#167108) #
Russ Adams' .224/.305/.239 line is quite disappointing.

Minor League Splits are up. Heading into today's games Adams had more walks than strikeouts (hoorah!) but an awful .242 BABIP.

I think the biggest improvement Adams has to make in AAA is getting rid of the career-derailing flyball tendencies he mysteriously developed in 2006. If you don't have great power, logically putting the ball in the air too much should hurt your performance. Adams' 2007 batted-ball data suggest he's making progress. Yesterday he was at 54.5% GB, 37.9% FB, 7.6% LD. Obviously the LD rate is awful but the mere fact that an easy majority of his non-liners are on the ground has to be seen as a positive. I think he'll hit much better in May.
paulf - Thursday, May 03 2007 @ 09:35 AM EDT (#167111) #
I was marveling at Olmedo's ridiculously low ISO of .013 - just one double in 23 hits - when I noticed Adams seemed to have a similar affliction. After checking to see how it was possible, I now feel obliged to post a correction: Adams' SLG is .329, not .239.
Maldoff - Thursday, May 03 2007 @ 09:38 AM EDT (#167113) #
Brian Jeroloman has one of the more interesting lines on the season.  He actually has more walks (19) and strikeouts (19) than hits (16). That's led to an average of .242, but an OPS of .791.
Mike D - Thursday, May 03 2007 @ 10:10 AM EDT (#167114) #
Mike G, when did Ryan Patterson return from injury?
Mike Green - Thursday, May 03 2007 @ 10:13 AM EDT (#167115) #
Thanks, Alex, for the tip about  I had checked yesterday morning and it wasn't up then.  For the "glass half-empty" crowd,  Adams'  low BABIP might be partially a result of the fact that he has more pop-ups than line drives so far this season. 

Mike Green - Thursday, May 03 2007 @ 10:16 AM EDT (#167116) #
Ryan Patterson returned 4 or 5 days ago, Mike D.  That was earlier than expected.
#2JBrumfield - Thursday, May 03 2007 @ 10:39 AM EDT (#167119) #

when did Ryan Patterson return from injury?

He returned Monday night to be exact but I'm sure you just forgot after reading the ever so informative Minor League Update on Tuesday.  :)


Pistol - Thursday, May 03 2007 @ 11:21 AM EDT (#167123) #
Or the brief, but informative, Wednesday update that said it was Patterson's second game back.
Mike Green - Thursday, May 03 2007 @ 11:28 AM EDT (#167124) #
All right, guys.  It was 3 days, not 4 or 5.  I guess I have to buy the round (if only I could remember where the bar was).

Mike D - Thursday, May 03 2007 @ 12:50 PM EDT (#167130) #

OK, fine.  Here's a gold star for the entire Minor League Update team, including -- but not limited to -- #2JBrumfield and Pistol.  I will never again forget a news item, no matter how buried, in an MLU article again.  (Buncha babies.)



Mike Green - Thursday, May 03 2007 @ 02:13 PM EDT (#167135) #
Your starting pitchers for today: John Thomson (Syracuse), Ricky Romero (New Hampshire), Kurt Isenberg (Dunedin) and Zach Dials (Lansing).  The Lugnuts game is an afternoon affair, and the Luggies trail 2-0 after 3 innings. 
Gerry - Thursday, May 03 2007 @ 08:51 PM EDT (#167172) #
Ricky Romero left tonight's game after 2.2 innings, not sure why.
Gerry - Thursday, May 03 2007 @ 08:58 PM EDT (#167174) #
John Thomson pitched 5.2 innings for the Chiefs tonight allowing 2 hits and one walk.  Both hits were in the first inning.  Thomson threw 92 pitches and had a 9-5 GB/FB ratio.  Thomson was replaced by Jim Crowell who started the season with Ottawa.  Crowell last pitched April 21st, he could have been released by Washington or acquired for cash.
timpinder - Thursday, May 03 2007 @ 09:11 PM EDT (#167177) #
Ricky Romero was pitching well too, 2.2 IP, 2H, 0ER, 0BB, 4K.  I hope he's not hurt.
Halladayfan32 - Thursday, May 03 2007 @ 10:30 PM EDT (#167187) #

Romero was pulled due to discomfort.

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