Sunday, September 9, 2007

2 Rays Affilates Advance to Next Round of Playoffs, Biscuits One Game Away

Chris Mason, The Southern Leagues most outstanding pitcher, had one of his worst outings of the year, but the Biscuits still manged to win the third game of a best of 5 series in extras. Mason gave up 5 runs, including 3 homeruns, in 4 innings, but the Biscuits bullpen only gave up one hit and no runs in relief. The offense was led by Brooks Badeaux and Gabriel Martinez, who combined for 3 of the Biscuits 6 RBI and 2 of the runs. The Biscuits lead the series against the Mississippi Braves 2 to 1 and are going for the series win this evening. The biscuits will send lefty Mike Prochaska to mound, who has a record of 7-7 and a 3.89 ERA. As of 8:30 PM the Biscuits had a 5-3 lead into the 6th inning.

The Duhram Bulls took the series against the Toldeo Mudhens with a strong outing by Jae Seo and great hitting by Evan Longoria. Seo went 7 innings giving up 5 hits and only 2 runs with 7 strikeouts. Longoria continued his hot hitting in the minors going 3-4 with 2 home runs and had 3 of the Bulls 5 RBIS. Longoria has hit very well his whole year in the minors and their isn't much for him to learn in AAA, so expect him to be the Rays starting third baseman next year.

The Columbus Catfish rode outstanding pitching performances by Heath Rollins and Jeremy Hellickson to a two game sweep of the Augusta Green Jackets. Rollins, who has pitched outstanding all year, went 7 innings and gave up one run on 5 hits. Hellickson, one of the Rays stud young arms, followed Rollins with a 4 hit, 1 run, 6 inning performance. The Catfish got contributions from everyone on offense and won both games handily. Next up is a 5 game series with West Virgina.

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