More Inconsistency on the Farm

Thursday, July 03 2008 @ 07:46 PM EDT

Contributed by: Marc Hulet

Eight games: Four wins and Four losses. One Canadian hurler's stock is up, while another Canuck's is down.

Pawtucket 3 Syracuse 0

Knuckleballer Charlie Zink baffled Chiefs hitters and the right-hander threw a two-hit shutout. Scott Richmond was almost as good, allowing just two hits and no runs over seven innings. He also walked three and struck out eight batters. Chris George then came in and could not record an out, with two runs scoring. Jordan DeJong did not allow a run over an inning, but he allowed two inherited runners to score. Kevin Mench and Danny Sandoval, two players not even in the organization at the beginning of the season, had the only two hits against Zink.

Connecticut 4 New Hampshire 3

The New Hampshire bullpen gave away a 3-1 lead. Starter Julio Pinto allowed just one run over five innings despite allowing seven hits. He did not walk a batter and struck out three. Seth Overbey and Daryl Harang worked scoreless innings but Orlando Roman allowed three runs in the eighth inning for the blown save and loss. Scott Campbell and Travis Snider each had two hits. David Smith, back in Double-A for some much-needed at-bats, went 1-for-4 with a double, run scored and an RBI.

Sarasota 5 Dunedin 0 (Game 1 - 7 innings)

A.J. Wideman's terrible 2008 continues as he allowed four runs on five hits and two walks over 5.1 innings. He struck out four and his ERA is now at 8.05 since his demotion from Double-A. Celson Polanco pitched the final two-thirds of the sixth inning and allowed three inherited runners to score, as well as one of his own. Luis Sanchez, Matt Lane, Cory Patton and Brad Emaus each had one hit.

Dunedin 8 Sarasota 5 (Game 2 - 7 innings)

Kyle Ginley had a so-so outing but still recorded a win. He allowed three runs (one earned) on five hits and four walks over five innings. Edward Rodriguez did not recorded an out and allowed two runs on three hits and a hit batter. Cody Crowell and Connor Falkenbach finished up the game for Dunedin. Cory Patton and Al Quintana each had three hits and Patton added a homer and four RBI. Brad Emaus continued his hot hitting and went 2-for-2 with three runs scored, two doubles and two walks. Chris Emanuele went 1-for-5 with four strikeouts.

Lansing 6 South Bend 2 (Continued from Wednesday)

Brian Letko's perfect night was ended prematurely after three innings on Wednesday thanks to Mother Nature. Edgar Estanga picked things up Thursday evening and allowed one run on four hits and two walks over three innings. He also struck out four batters for the win. Jimmy Dougher allowed one run in two innings of work and Tim Collins worked one scoreless inning. Offensively, Jonathan Jaspe was 2-for-3 with a homer, double, two walks, three runs scored and two RBI. Johermyn Chavez, Manny Rodriguez and Kevin Ahrens each had two hits.

South Bend 4 Lansing 0

Trystan Magnuson fell to 0-8 on the season by allowing three runs on four hits and two walks over four innings. He struck out just one batter. Michael Barbara allowed one run in two innings of work. Jonathan Jaspe went 2-for-3 and John Tolisano was 1-for-2 with a walk. Darin Mastroianni recently returned from the DL and went 0-for-2 and was picked off first base.

Auburn 8 Oneonta 5

Josh Wells allowed just two runs on four hits over five innings. He did not walk a man and struck out one. Jason Monti allowed two runs in two innings and Robert Bell allowed one run on three hits in two innings. Chris Demons went 3-for-5 and stole his sixth base. Brian Van Kirk was 2-for-3 with an RBI and two walks. Bartolo Nicolas, Leance Soto and Chris House also had two hits each. David Cooper was 1-for-5 with two RBI and a strikeout.

GCL Jays 5 GCL Braves 3

The GCL Jays won another game, thanks in part to a trio of Latin pitchers. Jonas Cuotto worked five innings and allowed one run on four hits and a walk. He struck out four batters. Yorman Mayora pitched 1.2 scoreless innings but allowed two hits and struck out four. Willi Mendez allowed two runs in 1.1 innings but picked up the win. Ryan (not Billy) Koch picked up his third save with a scoreless ninth inning. Justin McClanahan went 1-for-1 with a double, run scored, RBI and two walks. He also stole his seventh base of the year and was caught once. Balbino Fuenmayor was 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Kenny Wilson was 1-for-4 with a double.

The Three Stars:
3. Josh Wells for allowing two runs in five innings and helping Auburn to a win.
2. Jonathan Jaspe for going 4-for-6 with a double and homer during two games.
1. Scott Richmond for seven innings of two-hit ball.