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The GCL Jays were no-hit in their first game but won 1-0. Blue Jays draft pick, Clinton Hollon made his debut in the game with two perfect innings.

It was a six and three night on the farm. Mauro Gomez had all four RBI's in Buffalo's win. Dawel Lugo had 4 hits in Bluefield's win. Dan Klein hit a home run and a double for Lansing as they won. Vancouver scored a run in the eighth to win a close one. Miguel Castro of the DSL Jays recorded 13 strikeouts.

New Hampshire lost in a rout. Dunedin were also well beaten. The GCL Jays were no-hit in their first game, but won, and didn't get a hit until the fifth in game 2.

Buffalo 4  Toledo 2

Chien-Ming Wang pitched well, he gave up 2 runs in seven innings. Jeremy Jeffress loaded the bases in the eighth, only 6 of his 21 pitches were strikes. Buddy Carlyle had to rescue Jeffress. Neil Wagner took care of the ninth in less dramatic fashion.

Mauro Gomez drove in all 4 runs. In the first inning he doubled in Moises Sierra. In the third inning Gomez hit a 3 run home run. In addition to Gomez's 2 hits, Kevin Pillar also had 2 hits. Sierra and Anthony Gose were each 1-4.


Altoona 13  New Hampshire 6

Marcus Walden was cruising along with two outs in the fifth inning. Up to that point he had given up one unearned run. An infield single was aboard with two outs. But then two doubles, two walks and another infield single led to a five run inning. Tyson Brummett and Dustin Antolin were also hit around the park.

Brad Glenn led all hitters with a 3-5 night. Andy Burns was 2-5 with 2 doubles. Burns has now recorded a hit in 8 of his last 9 games. AJ Jimenez was 1-3 with 2 walks.


Jupiter 9  Dunedin 4

Jesse Hernandez was charged with 5 runs but only one was earned. A two out error let a run score in the third and the next hitter hit a 3 run home run.

The Jays didn't score until the seventh. Jon Berti, Shane Opitz and Matt Newman each had two hits.


Dayton 3  Lansing 6

Lansing trailed 3-1 in the third but they tied it in the fifth, went ahead in the seventh and added to the lead in the eighth. Kendall Graveman started and went 3.2 innings and was charged with 3 runs. Kramer Champlin was outstanding, 4.1 shutout, hitless innings.

Three hitters had 2 RBI each. Dan Klein, making his MWL debut had a double and a home run. Dwight Smith and Christian Lopes were each 1-4 with 2 RBI.


Vancouver 4  Eugene 3

Vancouver led 3-0, then were tied at 3 before the winning run scored in the eighth. LB Dantzler singled to lead off he eighth and then scored on a single by Dan Arcila. Dantzler and Arcila led the hitters with 2 each.

Scott Silverstein pitched five innings and was charged with one unearned run. Matt Dermody gave up the two runs that allowed Eugene to tie but he got the win.


Princeton 3  Bluefield 6

Bluefield scored in each of the first four innings to build a 5-1 lead. Tim Mayza started and pitched 4 innings. Zac Wasilewski followed and was fine for 3 innings before running into trouble in the eighth. Brett Barber relieved Wasilewski to get the last out of the eighth and finish the ninth.

Dawel Lugo was 4-4 with a couple of RBI. Bluefield had 12 hits, unusually no hitter had one hit. Other than Lugo, they had either zero or two hits each. Tim Locastro, Mitch Nay, Matt Dean and Nico Taylor had two hits each.


GCL Pirates 0  GCL Jays 1 - game 1

The Jays were no hit. Their run scored when Kenny Wilson walked to lead off the fourth. He went to second on a missed pick off atempt, then moved to third and scored on a couple of ground outs.

The Jays pitchers just allowed three hits themselves. Chris Rowley started and went four innings. As mentioned above Clinton Hollon went two perfect innings.


GCL Pirates 2  GCL Jays 1 - game 2

The Pirates scored in the ninth to avoid the doubleheader sweep. The Jays used five pitchers, Matt Smoral started and went two innings. He was charged with a run, and was a little wild with two walks.

The Jays only had three hits, batting averages took a hit with only 3 hits in 14 innings yesterday.


DSL Mets 3  DSL Jays 4

Miguel Castro had 13 K's in 7 innings against the Mets. Castro has been striking out a lot of hitters this season. The Jays just had 7 hits. Richard Urena had a triple and is hitting .283.



Three Stars

#3 - Mauro Gomez

#2 - Dawel Lugo

#1 - Miguel Castro




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greenfrog - Saturday, July 27 2013 @ 09:54 AM EDT (#277169) #
Lugo has been hot lately: 333/385/583, 2 BB, 0 K in his last ten games.
Richard S.S. - Saturday, July 27 2013 @ 11:41 AM EDT (#277173) #
Pirates lost game one, no sweep.
John Northey - Saturday, July 27 2013 @ 12:18 PM EDT (#277174) #
Got curious about Miguel Castro.  He is in his 2nd year in the DSL - last year he threw just 20 1/3 IP as a 17 year old, 4.87 ERA and nothing special otherwise.  This year though he figure the league out.  44 IP 0 HR 2.2 BB/9 12.1 K/9 or if you prefer 11 BB vs 59 SO.  I suspect we'll be seeing him in the non-Dominican minor leagues next year for his age 19 and beyond seasons.

Checking the stats, the Jays minor leagues are up to 17 guys with 12+ K/9, of which 4 are over 30 IP - Joel Carreno 13.4 (AA/AAA), Wil Browning 13.2 (A/A+), Tony Davis* 12.8 (A+), and Miguel Castro 12.1 (DSL). 

On the scary side 4 guys are at 10+ BB/9 including Matt Smoral* which isn't a good list to be on.  Two guys are in battle for the Dave Stieb award for more hit batters at 11 each (Ryan Tepera, Taylor Cole) with no one else over 6.  In the 'are you sure I'm not a knuckleball pitcher' category we have Tucker Donahue with 15 wild pitches.  Meanwhile org guy Austin Bibens-Dirkx has the lead in wins at 10 (no one else over 8) and with a 2.61ERA it makes sense.  Marcus Walden is the tough luck kid with 11 losses despite a decent 3.59 ERA in AA.  Daniel Norris* is still waiting for that first win at 0-6 (a 5.46 ERA will do that to you). 
JB21 - Saturday, July 27 2013 @ 01:27 PM EDT (#277175) #
I'm at a loss of words for Josh Johnson.
Mike Green - Saturday, July 27 2013 @ 02:03 PM EDT (#277178) #
In today's GCL game, Rowdy Tellez went 0-1 with 3 walks and a steal of third base.  Rajai Davis, be careful, something big might be gaining on you!
katman - Saturday, July 27 2013 @ 04:09 PM EDT (#277186) #
I vote to begin covering Josh Johnson in these updates. That way, it will be a smooth transition to his 2014 future as a non-roster invitee.
China fan - Saturday, July 27 2013 @ 06:18 PM EDT (#277193) #
Check out the awesome Rollie Fingers mustache, sported by Jays bullpen prospect Griffin Murphy:
finch - Saturday, July 27 2013 @ 08:15 PM EDT (#277194) #

With AA inquiring about Gordon Beckham earlier in the season, whom I would love to get, I wonder if there are any other guys AA could get a la Colby bullpen help for a playoff run for a former highly regarded prospect that hasn't reached potential yet.

Someone that would be amazing if we could acquire is Jason Heyward. Maybe a starter plus bullpen help. And although Miami and Seattle aren't in contention, 2 other targets I'd pursue is Logan Morrison and Dustin Ackley.

JB21 - Saturday, July 27 2013 @ 10:13 PM EDT (#277197) #
Drabek's line tonight (maxed out on pitch count) 4.2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 6 K.
sam - Sunday, July 28 2013 @ 01:29 AM EDT (#277198) #
Atta boy Tom!
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