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All four affiliates won.  New Hampshire scored three in the eighth to win 12-11.  Scott Campbell had five RBI's while the number 7, 8, 9, and 1 hitters went 13-16 with five walks.  Brad Mills pitched a great game as Lansing got a big win against division leader West Michigan.  Syracuse easily handled Durham behind a good start from John Parish and Dunedin survived a ninth inning scare to win 7-6.

Syracuse 7  Durham 2

Syracuse scored five runs off five hits in the fifth inning.  Luna and Watson singled to get things going, Lopez doubled a run home, a ground out scored a second run, Kratz singled home Lopez and Coats hit a two run home run.

John Parrish pitched seven innings and gave up two runs on six hits with 8 K's.  Parish's ERA is now 3.03.

Tracy Thorpe pitched a perfect eighth.  Armando Benitez pitched a perfect ninth.

The Chiefs added two in the seventh, Adams singled, Luna doubled and Watson singled both home.

The Chiefs had ten hits, Coats, Luna and Watson had two each.  Lind was 0-4 with a walk.

New Britain 11  New Hampshire 12

Ricky Romero, inning by inning:

1st - a three run home run, followed by two singles one of which is thrown out at the plate.  Total four hits and one walk allowed.
2nd - single
3rd - two walks
4th - 1,2,3
5th - single
6th - solo home run
7th - out, walk, single, triple, single

Total 6.1 IP, 11 hits, four walks, 4 K's, seven earned runs

New Hampshire loaded the bases with no-one out in the second and scored one run on a ground out.  Kyle Phillips and Ryan Klosterman had singles.

The same guys got it going again in the fourth, Phillips singled, Klosterman doubled, Brian Jeroloman singled one in, Scott Campbell tripled in two and scored on a sac fly.

The Fishers added three in the fifth, Ryan Patterson hit a two run home run.  Phillips, Klosterman and Jeroloman singled, and with two outs Travis Snider walked to score another run and make it 8-4 New Hampshire.

But Romero gave back three runs in the seventh and it was a one run game.

In the bottom of the seventh Snider doubled home Jeroloman who had walked and the score was 9-7.

Sean Stidfole gave back a run in the eighth before giving way to Jamie Vermilyea who was Accardo-like in giving up a three run home run and New Britain led 11-9.

In the bottom of the eighth Anthony Hatch and Phillips walked, Klosterman singled in a run, Jeroloman walked to load the bases and Campbell singled in two runs.

Mike Gallo pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for the save.

Campbell was 3-5 with five RBI's.  Phillips was 4-4, Klosterman 4-5 and Jeroloman 2-2 with three walks.

Dunedin 7  Palm Beach 6

Reidier Gonzalez had one of his best starts of the year, five IP, two runs, five hits.

The Jays scored three runs in the fourth inning with a two run double by Matt Lane being the big blow.

Brian Dopirak hit a three run home run in the eighth followed by a solo shot from JP Arencibia.

Edward Rodriguez, with help from Connor Falkenbach, gave up four runs in the bottom of the ninth but Dunedin escaped with the win.

The Jays had eight hits, Arencibia was the only hitter with two.  

West Michigan 3  Lansing 7

Brad Mills had a great start, 6.1 innings pitched, three hits, one unearned run.  Mills had eight K's and now has 41 K's in 35.2 innings this season.  Russ Buckwalter relieved Mills and got an inning ending DP.  Alan Farina pitched the eighth.

Lansing scored two in the first inning, Darin Mastroianni was hit by a pitch, Justin Jackson singled him to third, an error on a pickoff scored one and moved Jackson to second, a ground out moved him to third and a sac fly scored him.

Lansing took control with five runs in the eighth, Manny Rodriguez had the big blow, a bases clearing triple.

Farina allowed back to back homers in the ninth before wrapping up the win.

Lansing had seven hits, CJ Ebarb had two.

Kevin Ahrens did not play, he left yesterdays game and may have a slight injury.

3 star selection

3rd star - (tie) Kyle Phillips, Ryan Klosterman and Brian Jeroloman
2nd star - Brad Mills
1st star - Scott Campbell

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92-93 - Saturday, May 10 2008 @ 03:41 AM EDT (#184886) #
I'm sure many people found him cheesy and whatnot but I for one enjoyed Chuck Swirsky.

Judging by his game logs it looks like the Jays built Parrish up to the point where he is looking like an effective left-handed starter, something that always has value. A couple more nice starts and I'll be confident enough in Parrish as our 6th starter to go ahead and construct a Purcey package to land the Jays Dunn or Bay.
peiscooter - Saturday, May 10 2008 @ 07:14 AM EDT (#184895) #

Nice to see Scott Campbell break out of his mini-slump; only 2 for 17 in his previous 4 games.  He's having an amazing season at New Hampshire. 

I was really hoping Campbell would be called up to Syracuse when the Jays recalled Joe Inglett, but Inglett's journey only lasted one day.  Later for sure if he keeps hitting.

Anybody know how Campbell is defensively?

Frank Markotich - Saturday, May 10 2008 @ 10:06 AM EDT (#184902) #

Nice title.

With Swirsky gone, I can start listening to The Fan again between 1 and 4 pm.

ayjackson - Saturday, May 10 2008 @ 11:30 AM EDT (#184906) #

From the "This Cloud has a Silver Lining" Department - Travis Snider has a walk rate at AA of over 18%.

In other news, Justin Jackson is on pace to put up similar numbers to Travis Snider's age 19 numbers from last year at Lansing.  The MWL was a pitchers' league last year and lgOPS is down about 30 points this year.  I imagine if Jackson finished the season in the neighbourhood of 900 OPS, he'd be a top 20 prospect in all of baseball.

Gerry - Saturday, May 10 2008 @ 02:28 PM EDT (#184922) #
Brett Cecil threw 4.2 innings today and gave up one hit, a solo home run.  Cecil struck out five.
ramone - Saturday, May 10 2008 @ 02:39 PM EDT (#184924) #
Snider just hit a 3 run homer as well and hasn't struck out in 3 at bats today, maybe he's starting to come around.
Mike Green - Saturday, May 10 2008 @ 02:46 PM EDT (#184925) #
Cecil also walked only 1, and had a very pretty 7-2 GB/FB rate.  After a twitchy start, his double A exam is going better and better. 
ayjackson - Saturday, May 10 2008 @ 03:04 PM EDT (#184927) #

After a twitchy start, his double A exam is going better and better.

Since his first6 batters faced at AA, he's got a line of:

12.1 IP, 4 H, 4 W, 12 K, 2 ER

ramone - Saturday, May 10 2008 @ 03:15 PM EDT (#184930) #

I listened to Cecil's first start in AA and it wasn't as bad as the line looked either.  There was some poor defense behind him (Hatch) and a really tight strike zone as commented several times by the announcers,.  As ayjackson has stated his line since then has been outstanding.  He's still on a 65 pitch count, curious as to when they will allow that to go higher.

Another noteworthy AA prospect, Scott Campbell is 1-3 today with a double, rbi and a walk and is now batting .343/.389/.467 for the year. 

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