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Dunedin scores their last two runs on bases loaded walks to defeat Lakeland.

The affiliates were 3-0 on the night, with 2 rainouts and an A Ball All Star Game.

Richmond at Syracuse - Suspended after 1.5 innings due to rain.

New Hampshire 7 at New Britain 6

Kurt Isenberg got out of the gates slowly for the Fisher Cats giving up 3 in the first and 1 in the second. After that he settled in and pitched 5 scoreless innings. He struck out 4 in 7 innings and didn't walk a batter.

With the game tied at 4 NH struck for 3 runs in the 8th inning to put the game out of reach. With one out Cannon walked. After a Patterson pop out Majewski walked. Klosterman followed with a run scoring double and Manny Mayorson drove in two with a single to right.

Earlier in the game both Santos and Cannon hit solo HRs. Santos also had a double on the night. Cannon went 2-3 with two walks.

Lakeland 3 at Dunedin 5

AJ Wideman got the start for the DJays and held Lakeland scoreless for the first 5 innings - helped in part by an assist at home: Butler to Gonzalez to Corrente. Wideman allowed 2 runs in the 6th - 1 unearned - before exiting the game. Connor Falkenbach was back from NH and picked up the save.

Dunedin scored 3 in the 7th to take the lead after trailing 3-2. David Corrente led off the inning with a HR. That was followed by a Lakeland error and 4 walks to score the final two runs.

Eric Nielsen had a solo HR in the first as well as two walks on the night. Chad Cota went 2-4 with a single and double.

- All Star Break: East (good guys) 8, West 2

The Nuts represented at the ASG. Sean Shoffit went 1-3 with an RBI, Matt Liuzza went 2-2 with an RBI and Travis Snider went 0-2 with 3 walks and 2 runs scored. Paul Phillips closed out the game with a scoreless ninth, striking out 2.

And in the 'only in an All Star game' department - Clayton Kershaw pitched the second inning giving up one run. He got the win AND a blown save.

Batavia at Auburn - Suspended after 2 innings - rain

GCL Yankees 1 at GCL Jays 2

Lots of unfamiliar names here. Kyle Walter got the start and went 4.2 innings allowing just one run, striking out 6 and walking 2. Brian Letko followed and pitched 2.1 scoreless innings with 3 Ks. Buckwalter and Jennings each pitched a scoreless inning to preserve the win.

Jonathan Del Campo's RBI double in the 8th inning broke the 1-1 tie to give the Jays the win. He went 2-4 on the day and scored the Jays other run. Luis Fernandez started at SS and had two hits. Mike McDade had a hit and a walk and Ebarb and Fuenmayor each had singles.

First rounder Kevin Ahrens was not in the lineup.

3 Stars!:
3 - Eric Nielsen
2 - Chip Cannon
1 - Sergio Santos
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Mike Green - Wednesday, June 20 2007 @ 03:14 PM EDT (#170196) #
Talk about catchers got me to thinking about the 2004 draft.  Landon Powell, Kurt Suzuki, Curtis Thigpen and Chris Iannetta were some of the names bandied about.  Powell had surgery in 2005, but has come on strong in double A this year, and may yet make a career of it.  Suzuki is stalled a bit in triple A and Iannetta's had a rough start to 2007 after a promising debut in 2006. 

So, who is going to have the best among these four?  With my record to date on catcher prognostication, I'm staying out of it.

R Billie - Wednesday, June 20 2007 @ 04:15 PM EDT (#170202) #
Judging by the lack of playing time for Thigpen behind the plate, it's hard to say whether the Jays really still see him as a catcher in the majors.
MatO - Wednesday, June 20 2007 @ 04:51 PM EDT (#170207) #
The GCL Jays lost 7-2 today.  The lineup (other than pitchers) was all under the age of 20.  Eiland, Ahrens, House and Talley debuted today with only Ahrens managing a hit.  Canadian Kyle Cuthbertson took the loss.
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