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Elijah Dukes knocked another chick up. This’ll be his 6th kid with 5 different baby mommas. Hey Elijah, did you ever hear of abstinence? I’m pretty sure it’s something new that you wear…

Triple-A Scranton (2-1 win over Durham)
Kevin Thompson: 0 for 1, 1 R, 3 BB – 9 walks a 1 K in his last 17 plate appearances
Andy Phillips: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K
Shelley Duncan: 2 for 3, 1 2B, 1 RBI
rest of lineup: combined 1 for 13, 1 K – Raul Chavez singled, Bronson Sardinha K’ed
Run-Elvis: 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K
Steven Jackson: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K – probably woulda gone longer if it wasn’t for a 2 hour rain delay
Edwar Ramirez: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K – you heard it here first, they’ll bring him up in late August, and he’ll pull a K-Rod for the Yanks…

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George Kontos is expected to return to action sometime this week, supposedly a “minor” shoulder injury is the culprit. I believe it’s no coincidence that Joba was promoted to Trenton just as Kontos is returning from the DL.

Timmy Norton, on the other hand, isn’t so lucky; dude had surgery on his shoulder and is out until 2008. Nuts.

Triple-A Scranton (6-4 win over Durham)
Kevin Thompson: 1 for 3, 1 R, 2 BB – picked off first
Kevin Reese: 2 for 4, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Andy Phillips: 1 for 3, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
Shelley Duncan: 1 for 5, 1 RBI, 1 K – only 1 XBH in last 9 games…
Angel Chavez: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 1 SB
Bronson Sardinha & Alberto Gonzalez: both 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B – Sardinha struck out once
Chase Wright: 6.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 6 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 9-4 GB/FB
Chris “I’m better than Luis Vizcaino” Britton: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
Jim Brower: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

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Triple-A Scranton (2-1 win over Durham, walk-off style) 
Kevin Thompson: 0 for 1, 3 BB, 1 CS
Andy Phillips: 2 for 3, 1 2B, 1 BB
Shelley Duncan: 1 for 3, 1 BB, 2 K – 6 for his last 28…
Angel Chavez: 0 for 4 – 3 for last 17 after 12 for previous 25…
Bronson Sardinha: 2 for 4, 2 R, 2 2B, 2 K
Juan Francia: 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 K – subbing for the injured Alberto Gonzalez…walk-off single…
Mighty Matt DeSalvo: 4 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 7 K
Charlie Manning: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 HB
Edwar the Awesome: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K – 59 K in 33 IP…
Jim Brower: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB,  K – I’m late on this, but he had a streak of 6 straight perfect outings (covering 6.2 IP) snapped Wednesday…

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Triple-A Scranton (8-1 loss to Durham)
Kevin Thompson: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 K
Andy Phillips: 0 for 4, 3 K
Shelley Duncan: 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 2 K – 13 of his last 39 AB have ended with strike 3
Bronson Sardinha: 1 for 3, 1 2B, 1 BB
Alberto Gonzalez: 0 for 2, 1 HBP – left with an injury after being plunked
Steven White: 4 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 5 K, 1 WP
Colter Bean: 1.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HB – the Beaners are having a real hard time proving their case this year…
Ben Kozlowski: 3.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 4-1 GB/FB

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Fabian says Tabata is out with minor bumps and bruises. It seems like every minor injury this year ends up being…well…anything but minor. 

Triple-A Columbus (7-2 loss to Buffalo)
Alberto Gonzalez: 1 for 4, 1 K
Andy Phillips: 3 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI
Eric Duncan: 0 for 4, 1 K – 19 K in his first 18 games, only 7 K in 26 games since…
Shelley Duncan: 1 for 4, 2 K
Bronson Sardinha: 0 for 4 – 7 for his last 36…
Jamal Strong: 2 for 3 – picked off first
Tim Lavigne: 5.2 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 10-4 GB/FB
Ben Kozlowski: 1.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K – he really deserves a Sept. callup, he’s been a HORSE for Dave Miley…

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Jose Tabata is either on his way to Trenton, or he’s hurt again. I’m guessing on the latter. More info when I get it.

Triple-A Scranton (15-4 win over Buffalo)
Alberto Gonzalez: 1 for 6, 1 R, 1 RBI
Kevin Reese: 1 for 5, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Andy Phillips: 1 for 3, 2 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB – 2 for his last 15
Eric & Shelley Duncan: 2 for 5, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – Shelley doubled
Bronson Sardinha: 3 for 4, 3 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 2 BB
Angel Chavez: 3 for 6, 1 R, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 2 K – 12 for his last 25 with 3 doubles and a homer
Omir Santos: 1 for 4, 1 R, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Chase Wright: 5.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 6 K
Edwar Ramirez: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K – probably his worst outing of the year

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Triple-A Scranton (7-2 loss to Rochester)
Alberto Gonzalez: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K
Bronson Sardinha: 0 for 4, 3 K – promote Kennedy! promote Kennedy! why isn’t everyone demanding Sardinha’s demotion???
Andy Phillips: 1 for 3, 1 K, 1 E (fielding)
Shelley Duncan: 0 for 4, 2 K – 1 for last 7 after 4 for previous 11 with a double and 3 bombs…
Angel Chavez: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 K – in case you haven’t been paying attention, he’s been mashin’ this year…
Jamal Strong: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K
Steven Jackson: 5 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 HB, 7-1 GB/FB

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