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The farm was highlighted with strong performances from Marcus Stroman, KC Hobson, and Dalton Pompey.  The farm teams went 6-2 tonight, with extra inning games for New Hampshire and the GCL Jays.

Buffalo 3 – Columbus 2

Thad Weber had another excellent start for the Bisons, as he pitched 7 innings giving up 4 hits, one earned run, with no walks, and 4 strikeouts.  Sergio Santos pitched the 8th inning, and back to-back games giving up a run.  Neil Wagner closed out the game for his 14th save, striking out 3 in the 9th inning.

Buffalo scored 2 runs in the 5th inning, and one in the 6th inning off former Boston pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka.  Kevin Pillar and Moises Sierra were each 2-4.


Harrisburg 3 – New Hampshire 2 (10 Innings)

Marcus Stroman had an excellent start today versus Harrisburg.  Marcus threw 6.2 innings, with a line that consisted of 5 hits, 2 runs (1 earned), with 2 walks, and 11 strikeouts.  Scott Gracey gave up a run in the 10th inning,and was eventually credited with the loss.

Kevin Nolan had a triple in the 2nd inning, and scored later on a single by Gabe Jacobo.  In the 9th inning the Fisher-Cats tied up the game, thanks to Ryan Schimpf’s double which scored Gabe Jacobo.


Dunedin 8 – Charlotte 5

KC Hobson continued to be on fire over the last week, as he hit a HR in his 3rd consecutive game.  Today KC was 3-3, with a home run, 6 RBI, and a walk.  Toronto’s own Markus Knecht, was 2-5, with a double, and a triple helping the attack.

Austin Bibens-Dirkx continued to throw well for Dunedin, as his line today was 6.1 innings pitched, 7 hits, 5 runs(3 earned), with no walks and 5 strikeouts.  Wil Browning pitched a clean 7th and 8th innings, while Ajax Meyer closed out the 9th for his fifth save.


Lansing 7 – Dayton 1

The Lugnuts Offense was rolling today, with a balanced attack across the board.  Dalton Pompey had a strong game going 2-4, with a home run, 4 RBI, and a run scored.  Kevin Patterson was 2-3, with a double and a triple.  Jordan Leyland was 0-4 in his debut for Lansing at 1B, as he has spent the first part of his season with Vancouver.

Ben White threw 7 innings of 5 hit ball, giving up one earned run.  Griffin Murphy closed out the game pitching the 8th and 9th innings, giving up a hit with two strikeouts.


Vancouver 2 – Spokane 0

Vancouver’s pitching was rolling today thanks to Colton Turner, Justin James and Matt Johnson who combined to pitch 9 scoreless innings giving up 5 hits.

Vancouver scored two runs in the 6th inning thanks to an Andy Fermin sac fly, and a single by Michael Reeves.


Bluefield 11 – Danville 3

Bluefield’s offense was rolling today with 12 hits, and 8 walks which totaled 11 runs by the end of the game.  Mitch Nay lead the attack, as he was 3-4 with 2 RBI and a walk.   

Mark Biggs, Brady Dragmire were the starting duo today who combined for 7 innings, 4 hits allowed, and two earned runs. 


GCL Blue Jays 10 – GCL Phillies 9(10 Innings)

The GCL Blue Jays won an offensive showdown tonight 10-9 thanks to Thomas Collins III single in the bottom of the 10th inning.  Rowdy Tellez was 0-4, with a walk and a strikeout in his third professional baseball game since signing at the draft deadline earlier this month.  Kenny Wilson continued to rehab with the GCL Jays, going 2-4, hoping to move up north to New Hampshire in the near future.


DSL Blue Jays 2 – DSL Tigers 9

Michael De La Cruz continued to be the best hitter for the DSL Jays, as he was 2-3 last night with a triple, and a walk in a night where the Jays didn’t manage much offensively.

The DSL Blue Jays had Francis Eduardo, Juliandry Higuera, Osman Gutierrez, and Jonathan Torres pitch today combining to give up 9 runs, of which only 6 were earned.


Three Stars

3-Dalton Pompey

2-KC Hobson

1-Marcus Stroman


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Mike Green - Thursday, July 25 2013 @ 09:35 AM EDT (#277065) #
Ajax Meyer

Ajay, it will not help your major league ambitions to change your name.  The Blue Jays had no interest in Calvin Pickering or Milton Bradley, for reasons that elude me. 
Thomas - Thursday, July 25 2013 @ 09:53 AM EDT (#277066) #
However, Shaun Markham was a very good pitcher for the club for a few years.
Mike Green - Thursday, July 25 2013 @ 10:19 AM EDT (#277068) #
Now that you mention it, the club did have Scott Richmond and Aaron Hill at the same time.  It does have the mark of JP Ricciardi though.  Low-upsides and good local-sounding names. 
Hodgie - Thursday, July 25 2013 @ 10:37 AM EDT (#277069) #
LugnutFan, if you happen across this I would love to hear your thoughts on the progress Pompey has made this season. I find him to be inttiguing and have been happy to see him healthy for an extended period.
Mike Green - Thursday, July 25 2013 @ 10:44 AM EDT (#277070) #
Pillar made the milb highlights with a catch last night.  It wasn't Devon White or even Colby Rasmus, but you can see that he would probably have above-average range in left-field. 
Richard S.S. - Thursday, July 25 2013 @ 11:16 AM EDT (#277073) #
Yes, but can Pillar play Center? If Ramus is traded, Gose is no longer a consideration.
Mike Green - Thursday, July 25 2013 @ 11:21 AM EDT (#277074) #
From what I've seen and read, I imagine that he would be all right there but you wouldn't want him there every day.  Rajai Davis can play centerfield, sort of.  Reed Johnson could play centerfield. 

I can't imagine that the club would consider trading Rasmus at this point. 

Mike Green - Thursday, July 25 2013 @ 12:03 PM EDT (#277075) #
Nolin, Hutchison and Norris are starting tonight.  I am particularly interested in the first two.
ayjackson - Thursday, July 25 2013 @ 01:10 PM EDT (#277081) #
Also, DeJong.
Lugnut Fan - Thursday, July 25 2013 @ 02:29 PM EDT (#277085) #

In response to your question Hodgie, I like Pompey.  He is very young, and very raw, but there is talent there.  Is it everyday MLB caliber talent?  I'm not sure yet, it's hard to say with him being so raw, but there is definitely talent there.  He isn't going to hit for a lot of power, but he is really fast (I had him at 3.7 from home to first earlier this year).  Base running needs a bit of work, defense is slightly above MWL average, bat is probably not where you would like it, but again he has a long ways to go to mature physically and he hasn't looked out of place at this level either.

Richard S.S. - Thursday, July 25 2013 @ 05:32 PM EDT (#277094) #
I was browsing through the MiLB stats for the Organization, and noticed we have little to no power hitters (Rookie Levels mean little) within. Is A.A. making a mistake not drafting/signing power hitters? Too many times I hear "the power will develop". I think that's wrong, if you are not a power hitter when drafted it seldom comes.
Mike Green - Thursday, July 25 2013 @ 07:32 PM EDT (#277096) #
Drew Hutchison has been great through 3 innings- 1 hit, no walks, 6Ks.  He is coming to the plate now, because the D-Jays lost their DH (the LF left the game and DH Marcus Knecht took the field).  Hutchison was called out on strikes, which all things considered, is for the best.
JB21 - Thursday, July 25 2013 @ 07:36 PM EDT (#277097) #
8 k's through 4 now (1H, 1BB).
greenfrog - Thursday, July 25 2013 @ 07:56 PM EDT (#277098) #
Keith Law had a few Jays-related comments in his ESPN chat today. In a nutshell:

- The Jays should sell high on their relievers, particularly Cecil and Janssen. This would also allow them to promote Stroman, whom Law sees as a potential setup man or closer (Law scouted him the other day)

- Sanchez is at least two years away. He's a potential ace, but his control abd command are a work in progress

Hodgie - Thursday, July 25 2013 @ 10:59 PM EDT (#277108) #
Thanks LugnutFan. For as young and raw as he is, and considering how little pro experience he has due to injury it will be interesting to see him progress over the next couple of years.
92-93 - Thursday, July 25 2013 @ 11:05 PM EDT (#277109) #
"Maybe something like Sanchez, Nolin, Davis and Barreto?"

You really love Jays prospects. The Mets laugh at an offer of 4 unknown (to Mets fans) prospects for the face of their franchise, their greatest player ever who they gave a 138m deal to this offseason. I think there was a time Wright could've been had over the last couple of years, but with the young arms the Mets have and the money to supplement the roster David Wright isn't going anywhere unless the Mets are blown away by the offer.
greenfrog - Friday, July 26 2013 @ 05:07 AM EDT (#277112) #
Yup, probably near-untouchable, as I mentioned in my post. But it never hurts to ask. Sometimes teams have a change of heart and decide to move salary. The Marlins traded away most of their best players, including a comparable star in Reyes, for an arguably lesser package.
92-93 - Friday, July 26 2013 @ 11:13 AM EDT (#277124) #
You really don't understand the dynamics of baseball in New York if you think Reyes' one year with the Marlins is relevant in a discussion about David Wright.
Mike Green - Friday, July 26 2013 @ 11:20 AM EDT (#277126) #
Perhaps to put it more kindly- the Marlins have an approach to their fans which is unmatched in baseball! 

The Mets believe that they are in it to compete for the long haul, and that they have the assets to do so.  They may very well be right. Their fans, holding on to memories of miracles and mookie, probably prefer this to the Marlin Way.
greenfrog - Friday, July 26 2013 @ 11:59 AM EDT (#277137) #
Been a while, 92-93?

Another recent example is A-Gon, Crawford, Beckett to LAD for salary relief and unproven but well-regarded prospects. A different situation, obviously, but these moves can happen when teams believe they've hit an inflection point (or are in a rocky financial situation, as the Mets recently experienced).

Anyway, my point was never to portray a Wright-for-prospects as a realistic possibility (as I took pains to mention in the other thread; for some reason, 92-93 imported the discussion into this thread minus the context of my preceding comments). Really just a whimsical musing about how the team could be improved if it wanted to go all in over the next couple of years.

Feel free to return to your usual scheduled programming.
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