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The Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs who lost to the Syracuse Chiefs 10-0 last week in the first spring training game, defeated the Chiefs for the third straight day on Sunday 9-1.

The Chiefs line-up consisted of Wayne Lydon, Adam Lind, Curtis Thigpen, Russ Adams, Robinzon Diaz, Chip Cannon, Joe Inglett, Sergio Santos and Pedro Lopez.

The Chiefs did bang our eight hits, two apiece by Adam Lind (RBI double) and Curtis Thigpen with Diaz, Cannon, Inglett and Santos also notching a single.

On the pitching mound there was good, Josh Banks three shutout innings and Kane Davis allowing only one run in 3 innings pitched with 5 strikeouts.

The bad Gustavo Chacin pitched 2 innings giving up 6 hits and 4 runs, while Lefty Joey Matumuto two innings, 3 hits and 3 runs and Tracey Thorpe 1 inning 1 run.

The AA-New Hampshire Fisher Cats also lost yesterday with two Chiefs pitchers on the mound. Lefties Mike Gosling pitched two innings giving up 1-run, while fellow lefty Ryan Ketchner gave up 4-runs (3 unearned) in two innings.

The Chiefs take on the Scranton Yankees today in Dunedin.


The Toronto Blue Jays returned three non-roster pitchers to their minor league complex this week, righthanders Jeremy Cummings and Jamie Vermilyea and Lefthander Ryan Ketchner.

Cummings, 31, was 6-8 with a 4.11 ERA in 22 starts split between Syracuse and Rochester last season.  The veteran righthander has spent the past three years at the AAA-level with Scranton, Rochester and Syracuse.

Vermilyea, 26, was 2-2 with a 4.15 ERA in 22 appearances, mostly in relief last season with the Chiefs.  He also appeared in 2-games with the Blue Jays.

Ketchner, 25, was 1-11 with a 5.62 ERA in 19-starts for Portland (PCL) in the San Diego Padres organization.  The Wellsville, New York native was born partially deaf and has roughly 10% of his hearing and is a talented lip reader.

Ketchner was the Seattle Mariners 10th selection in the June 2000 draft out of High School.  In 2003 he was a California League All Star at Inland Empire when he went 14-7 and led the league with 159 strike outs.

He was traded to the Dodgers in 2004 and spent that season at AA-Jacksonville where he went 8-7 with a 3.02 ERA.  He was injured much of 2006 and returned to action half way through the 2007 season.

Withe the Chiefs scheduled to begin spring training games this week, look for the Blue Jays to make further cuts this weekend.


The Toronto Blue Jays announced that they have invited 19 players to Spring Training in Dunedin, Florida that begins on February 16th.

Returning organizational players include Jesse Carlson (New Hampshire ’07), Jeremy Cummings (Syracuse ’07), Jamie Vermilyea (Syracuse ’07), Sal Fasano (Syracuse ’07), J.P. Arencibia (Auburn ’07), Brian Jeroloman (Lansing ’07), Chip Cannon (New Hampshire ’07), Hector Luna (Syracuse ’07), Wayne Lydon (Syracuse ’07), Ryan Patterson (New Hampshire ’07) and Travis Snider (Lansing ’07).

Players signed by the Blue Jays as minor league free agents include pitchers Shawn Camp, Lance Carter, Kane Davis, Mike Gosling, Ryan Ketchner, John Parrish, infielder Pedro Lopez and outfielder Matt Watson,

In addtion three Chiefs from last years squad have also been invited to big league camps. John-Ford Griffin (Dodgers), Ryan Roberts (Rangers), and Howie Clark (Twins).

Other former Chiefs in camps include Chad Hermansen (Angels), Tomas Perez and Jose Cruz (Astros), Scott Cassidy (Brewers), Josh Phelps, John Wasdin, and Hugo Castellanos (Cardinals), Mike Smith and Luis Figueroa (Cubs), Adam Melhuse (Rangers), Kevin Cash (Red Sox), Ken Huckaby (Royals) and Aquillino Lopez (Tigers).

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