Thursday, September 03 2009 @ 07:37 PM EDT

Contributed by: Dave Rutt

That is the combined score of the games last night (not in the Jays' affiliates' favour), as they combined to go an opposite of perfect 0-5.

Fresno 10 at Las Vegas 4

When your bullpen pitches 5 shutout innings, that's a good sign. But it's also a bad sign, because it means your starter only managed 4 innings, and in this case they were 4 pretty terrible innings: Randy Boone allowed all 10 runs on 9 hits and 2 walks. Jason Lane did his best to lead the 51s on a comeback with 2 solo home runs, but they fell, um, a little short. Brian Dopirak had a single and a walk, Howie Clark had a homer and a single, and Rommie Lewis was the best reliever on the day, allowing 1 hit in 3 innings while striking out 4.

New Hampshire 0 at Connecticut 1

The Cats averaged a full hit an inning on the night (and added a pair of walks as well), but they spread them out too much and couldn't come through with one when it counted, and when that happens it leads to a low offensive output. In this case, it led to the lowest offensive output. Kenny Rodriguez and Trystan Magnuson did their darndest, with K-Rod going 6 innings of 1-run ball, and Magnuson picking him up with 2 perfect innings, but a W and an S, respectively, just weren't in the cards. Scott Campbell and Moises Sierra each had a pair of singles, and Sierra threw a runner out at home.

Notes: Connecticut center fielder Mike McBryde, David Cooper, and Cats' batting coach Paul Elliott were ejected. I'm writing this offline, so I don't know the story, but if the flaky internet that I'm stealing until mine gets fixed holds up, I'll try to find a game story to figure out why.

Dunedin 4 at Tampa 5

Another nailbiter. The D-Jays came into the 9th down 4-3, and tied it up, but Alan Farina allowed a walk-off run in the bottom of the inning for the affiliates' third loss on the evening. Vincent Bongiovanni kept Dunedin in this one with 5 innings of 2 run ball, striking out 7. The offense was led by Manny Rodriguez, who homered and singled, and Jon Jaspe, who singled and doubled.

West Michigan 10 at Lansing 2

Alright, this is getting depressing. Joel Carreno lasted 1 1/3, allowing 4 runs (2 earned) on 2 hits and a walk. Then Chase Lirette came in and allowed lots more runs. Balbino Fuenmayor had 2 singles, Kenny Wilson had a single and a walk, and that's all I want to write about this one

Batavia 6 at Auburn 4 (11 innings)

Yep, there you go, an 0-5 night for the affiliates. Just like in New Hampshire, the Auburn boys actually out-hit their opponents, but couldn't capitalize on their opportunities, and lost a close game. Auburn had 15 hits and 10 walks, so it's actually pretty remarkable they were only able to score 4 runs - that's what going 2-16 with RISP will do. Of course, with all those base-runners I actually have some individual performances to tell you about: Ryan Schimpf was 4-7 with a double and a triple, Luke Hopkins had a single and 2 walks, Yan Gomes reached base 5 times on 2 singles, a double and 2 walks, and Eric Eiland singled twice and walked. 5 pitchers pitched, and none of them were either great or awful, so I won't mention any of them.

The GCL Jays didn't play last night. Good thing.

Three Stars!
3. Kenny Rodriguez - 6 innings, 1 run
2. Yan Gomes - 3 hits, 2 walks
1. Ryan Schimpf - 4 hits, 2B, 3B