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The left side of the infield helped Syracuse lose the only game of the night for the Jays' affiliates.

Norfolk 5 Syracuse 4

Syracuse scored four runs in the eighth to tie the game, only to lose it in the bottom of the ninth when reliever Jordan De Jong allowed the winning run (an unearned run on a Jeff Bannon error) to score with two out. Bill Murphy started the game for Syracuse and allowed four runs (three earned) on five hits and three walks over six innings. Jo Matumoto pitched 1.2 scoreless innings with two walks and a strikeout. Defensively, the game began with a left side of the infield of Cannon-and-Bannon, with Chip at third and Jeff (signed as a free agent before the game) at shortstop. Unfortunately, Cannon made four errors on the night (three fielding, one throwing) and Bannon made two (both fielding). Offensively, Erik Kratz was 2-for-3 with a double. Cannon was 1-for-3 with an RBI. Chris Gutierrez, promoted from New Hampshire, was 1-for-4. Adam Lind (FREE) was 1-for-3 with a (ADAM) run scored, two (LIND) RBI and a triple. He also walked twice.

New Hampshire 7 Portland 3

Travis Snider was the offensive start for the Fisher Cats as he went 3-for-4 and slugged two homers and a double. He drove in three runs. Snider is now hitting .275 in May with seven homers in 69 at-bats. David Smith also hit a homer and was 2-for-4 with two RBI. Aaron Mathews was 2-for-4 in the leadoff spot and scored a run. Brian Jeroloman was 1-for-3 with a run scored and a double. Scott Campbell was 0-for-4 with a strikeout. Aaron Wideman received the start for New Hampshire and he allowed three runs on three hits and five walks in 5.2 innings. He also struck out four. Seth Overbey and Daryl Harang worked scoreless innings but both pitchers walked two batters. Zach Dials pitched the ninth inning and allowed one hit and struck out one batter.

Dunedin 10 Brevard County 2

The baby Blue Jays beat up on Milwaukee’s affiliate even though starting pitcher Kyle Ginley struggled with his control. Ginley allowed two runs (one earned) on two hits and six walks over 4.1 innings. He struck out three. Chad Blackwell received the win after pitching 2.2 scoreless innings and allowing only one hit and one walk. Brian Pettway allowed one hit over one inning and Connor Falkenbach pitched a hitless inning. Offensively, catcher J.P. Arencibia raised his average over .300 for the first time this season with a 3-for-5 night. He drove in two runs. Cory Patton continued to hit well since coming back from the reserved list and was 2-for-5 with a three-run homer. Another hot hitter, Jesus Gonzalez, was 2-for-4 with a run scored, triple and RBI. Sean Shoffit hit a two-run homer and was 1-for-3. Canadian Chris Emanuele was 2-for-3 in the leadoff spot with three runs scored and two walks. Brad Emaus was 2-for-5 with two runs scored. David Eckstein went 0-for-2 during the rehab start.

Lansing 9 Dayton 4

Randy Boone had another solid start for the Lugnuts by allowing three runs on six hits and a walk in six innings. He struck out six. Tim Collins - the 5-7, 155 pound 18 year old - allowed his first earned run of the year in 12 innings. On the season, he has allowed only four hits to go along with seven walks. He’s stuck out 19. Ross Buckwalter pitched the final inning and did not allow a run. Moises Sierra was 3-for-4 at the plate and hit a three-run homer. Manny Rodriguez was 2-for-5 with two doubles and two RBI. Johermyn Chavez also had two hits. John Tolisano went 1-for-5 with a triple and struck out only once, after whiffing five times the previous night. Eric Eiland had his first hitless night since being promoted from extended spring training, but he walked and stole a base.

Three Stars:
3. Moises Sierra for a 3-for-4 night with a three-run homer
2. Randy Boone for a quality start and the win in Lansing
1. Travis Snider for a 3-for-4 day with a double, two homers and three RBI
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John Northey - Thursday, May 22 2008 @ 10:48 PM EDT (#185760) #
OK, guess that is about it for the Cannon at 3B and SS experiment.  That must've been ugly.  Guess it was to be expected with a career 1B/DH at 3B.  Ah well, it was a fun dream.  Who knows, he might still recover and become a decent AAA third baseman.
Maldoff - Friday, May 23 2008 @ 08:59 AM EDT (#185766) #
Here's an interesting Player A vs Player B comparison:

Player A:
26 years old; 8 starts, ERA 1.95, WHIP 1.05, 10.22 K/9, 3.41 BB/9, .270 BABIP

Player B:
27 years old; 9 starts, ERA 2.96, WHIP 1.26, 9.13 K/9, 3.82 BB/9, .246 BABIP

Which of these players is the prospect the Jays are trying to get into the majors?

(FYI, player A is David Purcey. Player B is Bill Murphy)
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