With nothing going right for the parent
club, some Jays fans hoped maybe the minor leagues would bring some good news.
If thatís the case, itís not going to happen today, as two blowouts and one extra-inning
loss means only one win on the farm. Weíll take a look at what happened, as
some pitchers continued to struggle, some batters continued to hit and the low
minors continued to make errors. However, nobody got hurt, and that's what's important. Seriously.
Syracuse 3 @ Louisville
4 (10) - Box Score
For Louisville Tom Shearn gave up one run in the second and two in the fourth and matched MacDonald with 6 innings. A trio of nondescript relievers, including Jim Shakelford, shut down the Chiefs during the rest of the game until the Bats scored the wining run in the tenth on a Ricky Gutierrez home run off 33-year-old James Crowell, whose struggles led to Ottawa releasing him earlier in the year. The Chiefs managed seven hits on the day, with every starter aside from Wayne Lydon and Russ Adams notching one and only one. John-Ford Griffin had the only extra-base hit with a double, and also managed to score two runs and draw a walk, although he struck out in both plate appearances where he didnít reach base. The soon to be even more depleted Chiefs hope that John Hattig broke out of his slump with a two out, 2 RBI single in the fourth that scored Griffin and Adams.
New Hampshire 3 @ Bowie
10 - Box Score
New Hampshire pounded eight hits and four walks over six innings off Radhames Liz of the Baysox, but only managed three runs. They pushed across a run in the third on a Sergio Santos RBI single that cashed Dustin Majewski. In the fifth the Fisher Cats scored two more on a Ryan Patterson two run home run. New Hampshire had ten hits on the evening, with Santos and Patterson each chipping in for two and Diaz contributing a 3-5 night. Chip Cannon went 0-5 and is hitting .185/.305/.385.
Dunedin 6 @ Palm Beach
4 - Box Score
Luke Hetherington led the offensive attack for Dunedin. He reached base in four of his five plate appearances and had three of Dunedinís seven hits. Hetherington was one of two D-Jays to knock in two runners, along with Carlo Cota. He scored twice, as did Brian Jeroloman and Luis Sanchez, as Dunedinís 8-9-1-2 punch accounted for all of the teamís runs, all of their RBIs but one and all of the teamís hits but one.
Quad Cities 11 @ Lansing 5 - Box Score
3 star selection
3rd star Ė AJ Wideman, 6 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
2nd star Ė Sergio Santos, 2-3, R, RBI, 2 BB, 2 TB
1st star Ė Luke Hetherington, 3-4, 2 R, 2 3B, BB, 2 RBI, 7 TB