Jays' Triple-A squad has most errors in 43 years

Updated: August 26, 2007, 10:41 PM ET
Associated Press

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The Syracuse Chiefs couldn't catch a break Sunday night. They couldn't catch anything, actually.

The Toronto Blue Jays' Triple-A affiliate made 10 errors, matching the most in the International League in 43 years. No surprise, Syracuse lost to Ottawa 12-10 in 10 innings.

"We're embarrassed. Our players are embarrassed. There's nothing you can say after a game like this," Syracuse manager Doug Davis said.

First baseman Chad Mottola made four errors, two on throws. He's played 51 games in the majors with Toronto, Cincinnati, Florida and Baltimore -- and never had an error.

Third baseman John Hattig made three mistakes. Left fielder Adam Lind, center fielder Wayne Lydon and catcher David Corrente each had one error.

Despite all the fielding troubles, the 10 errors led to only two unearned runs.

The errors were the most in the IL since Rochester made 10 on May 11, 1964.


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