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Sorry for the lateness of the report, but some of us had to work early, early on the first official day of the long weekend. Las Vegas and New Hampshire won, while Dunedin took two losses in a double-header. Lansing was rained out.

Las Vegas 8 Memphis 1

Lefty Fabio Castro continues to cruise along, although his triple-A numbers look a lot more fluky than his double-A numbers so time will tell. Castro allowed just three hits and two walks over eight innings of work. He struck out five and did not allow a run. JP Arencibia went 2-for-4 with a double and homer. He drove in four runs. Brian Harper was 2-for-4 with a double, homer and two RBI. Kyle Phillips went 2-for-3 and is hitting .415 since his call-up from double-A.

New Hampshire 6 Connecticut 2

Marc Rzepczynski had another good outing by allowing just one earned run in 5.1 innings of work. He allowed five hits and two walks, to go along with six Ks and eight ground-ball outs. Edward Buzachero worked 2.2 scoreless innings. Nick Gorneault and Adam Calderone each had two hits. Gorneault drove in three runs. David Cooper was 0-for-4 and is now down to an uninspiring .258 average for the season. 

Tampa 3 Dunedin 2 (Seven innings) and Tampa 5 Dunedin 4 (Seven innings)

Take a page from the big club, the baby Yankees beat up on the baby Jays in a double-header on Friday. On the plus side, Justin Jackson had five hits in the two games and Kevin Ahrens had four. Both 2007 highly-drafted prep picks had been struggling mightily on the year. Jackson is fresh off of the disabled list. Nate Starner received a start and pitched poorly after a demotion from double-A. Ryan Page had the other start and pitched well by allowing just one run in five innings. Tim Collins allowed two runs on two hits in 0.2 innings of work to take the loss in the first game.

Lansing/South Bend Rained Out

Three Stars:
3. Fabio Castro for eight shutout innings
2. Kevin Ahrens for four hits in two games
1. Justin Jackson for five hits in two games

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Jdog - Saturday, May 16 2009 @ 05:19 PM EDT (#200072) #
Ok the MILB boxscore has Fabio Castro pitching 5.0 innings in the FisherCats game today with 10 K's. What gives? Anyone know who actually threw those innings or is Castro superman?
Jdog - Saturday, May 16 2009 @ 05:21 PM EDT (#200073) #
Nevermind, it looks like a completion of a previously started game. It had me rather confused there for a bit.
Waveburner - Saturday, May 16 2009 @ 06:38 PM EDT (#200075) #

Syracuse and New Hampshire won

So what's the over/under on the number of times this mistake is made this season?



Ducey - Saturday, May 16 2009 @ 06:38 PM EDT (#200076) #

wow, with Zep and Castro pitching well, Ray doing well in the majors, even Purcey making a good

By midseason the Jays could have a very good starting staff backed up by another 5 very good  "prospect" starters in LV ready to step in at any time:

Doc, Richmond, Marcum, Janssen, Tallet, Litsch, McGowan(someday)

AAA:Romero, Cecil, Purcey, Rzep, Castro

I can't remember this amount of depth for the Jays.

I have been critical of JP in the past, but must give him full credit for this.

jjdynomite - Saturday, May 16 2009 @ 08:06 PM EDT (#200079) #
You forgot Ray himself, Ducey. And there is also Mills for 2010+.

A real tragedy of riches; it's too bad Wednesdays with J.P. is over so we (myself included) cannot offer him a mea culpa.

But it's too bad he cast himself so singularly as the GM-We-Love-To-Hate, with the Dunn fiasco, the BJ Ryan lie, er, misinformation, overmatched managers pre-Cito, etcetera, etcetera.
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