MLN: Marvelous Marcum on the Mark

Saturday was an exciting day around the Jays farm system highlighted by the pitching of Fisher Cats starter Shaun Marcum. The starting pitcher in general was successful as Chris Baker and Davis Romero both had solid outings despite getting no-decisions.

Syracuse Win Via Seventh Inning Rally

The Syracuse SkyChiefs scored four runs in the seventh inning Saturday to come away with the 4-1 victory over Scranton. Aaron Hill singed to center field to score Eric Crozier and Hill later scored on a throwing error to go ahead 2-1. The SkyChiefs would score their third run of the inning on a Gabe Gross double and the final run came on a Jason Alfaro single.

Chris Baker started for the SkyChiefs and pitched well allowing just one run in his six innings of work. Baker allowed seven hits, three walks and struck out seven batters. Adrian Burnside relieved Baker and got the win pitching 1 1/3 perfect innings striking out two in the process. Spike Lundberg got two outs in the eighth for the hold, and Mike Whiteside pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his second save of the season.
Player of the Game: SS- Aaron Hill 2-4, R

Marcum Picks up First Double-A Victory

Shaun Marcum picked up his first Double-A victory Saturday afternoon in the Fisher Cats 6-1 victory over the Binghamton Mets. Marcum allowed just one run on six hits in 7 1/3 innings of work and lowered his season ERA to 2.02. Jamie Vermilyea picked up his second save of the season notching 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief.

The Fisher Cats got on the board in the sixth inning when Rob Cosby singled in Carlo Cota, and picked up two more runs the following inning when Vito Chiaravalloti and Carlo Cota each scored on fielding errors. Maikel Jova iced the game with a three run home run to left field in the ninth inning. Carlo Cota, who scored three times in the game, Maikel Jova, Rob Cosby, Raul Tablado and Vito Chiaravalloti each had two hits on the afternoon.
Player of the Game:SP- Shaun Marcum: 7.1IP, 6H, 1ER, 1BB, 3SO

Dunedin Drops 2-1 Decision

The Dunedin Blue Jays scored a run in the top of the first inning, the Fort Myers Miracle scored two runs in the bottom half of the inning- and folks- that was all she wrote. The teams would not score another run for the next eight innings as Dunedin got seven hits, but could not bring them across.

The Blue Jays opened the game with back to back singles, and got their only run on a double play ground out with Jayce Tingler scoring. The Jays had runners on first and second with two outs in the ninth inning, however, Eric Arnold flied out to right field to end the ballgame.

Davis Romero picked up the loss allowing two runs in six innings of work, but struck out seven batters.
Player of the Game: 2B- Ryan Roberts: 2-4

Beloit's Scores Early and Often in Romp

Lansing gave up seven runs in the second inning and Beloit would homer five times on their way to a 14-6 victory. Juan Perez was charged the loss allowing eight runs on seven hits in just 1 1/3 innings, however, the relief pitching was not any better as the Lugnuts allowed six runs in the next 5 2/3 innings.

Chip Cannon had two RBI for the Lugnuts as Curtis Thigpen, Joey Wolfe, Cory Patton and Jason Armstrong each finished the game with one.
Player of the Game: C- Curtis Thigpen: 2-2, R, RBI, 2BB

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