Off the S(ch)nider

Tuesday, May 27 2008 @ 08:44 AM EDT

Contributed by: Pistol

Travis Snider continues to warm up to AA pitching.  The affiliates went 2-1 on the day.

Syracuse 12 at Richmond 2

Twelve runs on 9 hits, and only 3 extra base hits.  Seems like a lot of runs with that, right?  Well, the Chiefs also drew 12 walks.  Russ Adams had a strong day going 2-3 with two walks.  Thigpen and Nielsen also had two hits and Chip Cannon hit a solo HR.

David Purcey got the win going 5 innings and giving up 1 run on 6 hits and 1 walk.  He threw 93 pitches on the day and induced 7 GB outs to 4 FB outs.  His AAA ERA is 1.94.  Mike MacDonald picked up the save with 4 innings of shutout ball.

New Hampshire 6 at Bowie 5

Travis Snider hit his 8th HR in 117 AA ABs, going 2-4 on the day.  He's hitting .333 with 6 XBHs in his last 10 games (36 ABs).  He now has 12 HRs in 178 ABs this year (1 every 14.8 ABs) compared to 16 HRs in 457 ABs last season (1 every 28.6 ABs).  So yeah, I think he's catching on to AA.  He's still striking out a lot, but when he makes contact good things happen.

The Fisher Cats also got HRs from Klosterman (plus a single), Patterson, and Jeroloman.  Kreuzer and Hatch each had a pair of singles.

Brett Cecil didn't have it yesterday.  He gave up three runs in 2.2 innings on 5 hits and 2 walks.  Jamie Vermilyea picked up the win with 4 innings of relief, giving up 2 runs.

Dunedin - Day off

South Bend 6 at Lansing 5

It was another rough start for Trystan Magnuson - 6 runs over 3 innings, striking out just 1.

Lansing had 7 hits on the day, with Barron the only player with more than 1 hit, going 2-5 with a triple.

3 Stars!:
3 - David Purcey
2 - Ryan Patterson
1 - Travis Snider