MLN: Cannon Shines for Lansing

Cannon Had Two Homers

Sunday was a quiet day around the Jays farm system as only three teams played and two of them lost. Chip Cannon, however, made up for the slow day with his bat while Scott Downs and Casey Janssen had solid performances on the mound. Read more in Monday's edition of InsideTheDome's <b>Minor League Notebook</b>.

Homer in 14th Inning Defeats Syracuse

John Castellano's homer in the fourteenth inning of Sunday's game propelled Scranton/W-B to a 2-1 victory over the Syracuse SkyChiefs. Scranton took the lead in the top of the second on a leadoff homer by Ryan Howard and the SkyChiefs tied it up in the fourth inning on Jason Alfaro single to drive in Gabe Gross.

Michael Nannini picked up the loss as he allowed the homer in his third inning of work. Scott Downs pitched a tremendous ball game allowing just two hits and one run in seven innings of work while striking out nine batters. Jason Arnold and Spike Lundberg each pitched two innings of scoreless relief.

Syracuse had their share of hits and walks, however, could not get the clutch hit as they stranded fourteen runners on base. Aaron Hill led the SkyChiefs with three hits, however, Anton French and Eric Crozier also reached base three times as they walked twice. Bryant Nelson had a game to forget as he went 0-7 with four strikeouts.
Player of the Game: SP- Scott Downs: 7IP, 2H, 1ER, 0BB, 9SO

Bannister Leads Mets to Victory

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats dropped a 4-2 decision Sunday afternoon to the Binghamton Mets as they managed just six hits on the afternoon. The Fisher Cats only runs of the game would come on a Ron Davenport ground out which scored Carlo Cota, and on a Maikel Jova single to right field that also scored Cota.

Starter Ismael Ramirez picked up the loss, however, pitched well. Ramirez allowed seven hits, three runs, two earned in seven innings. He walked two and struck out five. Jordan De Jong allowed a run on one hit in his inning of work.
Player of the Game: RF- Maikel Jova: 3-4, RBI

Janssen,Cannon Leads Lugnuts to Victory Once Again

Casey Janssen picked up his second victory of the season Sunday allowing one run in six innings of work, and is now 2-0 with a 0.47 ERA on the season. Danny Hill pitched the ninth inning for his fifth save of the season.

Chip Cannon was the big bat in the victory as he hit a solo homer in the fourth inning, and a two run homer in the sixth inning to put Lansing ahead.
Co-Player of the Game: SP: Casey Janssen: 6IP, 4H, 1ER, 1BB, 5SO
Co-Player of the Game: 1B: Chip Cannon: 3-4, 2R, 2HR, 3RBI

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