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Kyle Drabek was almost perfect as he set the stage for a Dunedin win. Ricky Romero struggled for his second straight start. The Bisons put together a comeback against Jose Valverde but couldn't get all the way back. Three Lansing pitchers combined on a three hitter as the Lugnuts won. The GCL Jays were held to three hits but that was enough for them to win. New Hampshire were blown out, the bullpen cost Vancouver and Bluefield were rained out.

Buffalo 3  Toledo 4

Ricky Romero had an excuse for his last start, he had been ill. I don't know if he had an excuse on Saturday but it was not a good start. He allowed 11 baserunners, 8 hits and 3 walks, in 4.2 innings. John Stilson pitched 1.2 shutout innings, Sergio Santos had a perfect inning.

Toledo led 4-1 heading to the ninth when they called on Jose Valverde for the save. Ryan Goins hit a two run home run to make it a 4-3 game. Mike Nickeas followed with a single and Munenori Kawasaki walked. But then Valverde got it together, he induced a double play grounder from Kevin Pillar and a ground out from Anthony Gose. Andy LaRoche and Goins had two hits each.


Altoona 9  New Hampshire 2

The bad Ryan Tepera showed up, really bad, he was charged with 9 runs in 3.2 innings. Randy Boone pitched 3.1 shutout innings and Evan Crawford 2.

Gabe Jacobo was the only Fisher Cat with two hits, one of them was a solo home run. Andy Burns was 1-4 with a walk, AJ Jimenez 0-3 with a walk.


Jupiter 1  Dunedin 11

Four runs in the sixth and five in the seventh put this one away. Kenny Wilson scored the first two runs, both times on wild pitches. In the sixth Matt Newman hit a three run home run, and Gustavo Pierre followed with a solo shot of his own. Wilson started the seventh with a double. That was followed by four walks and an error before Shane Opitz singled to bring in the last 2 runs. Wilson was 3-3 with 2 walks. Marcus Knecht and Oliver Dominguez had two hits each.

Kyle Drabek started and was perfect other than an error in 4.2 innings. He had 6 strikeouts. John Anderson pitched 3.1 innings and was charged with an unearned run. Tyler Ybarra closed it out.


Bowling Green 1  Lansing 4

Lansing scored a run in each of the first four innings while three pitchers combined on a 3 hitter. Javier Avendano pitched 5.1 innings, Efrain Nieves 2.2 and Arik Silula the ninth.

Jorge Flores scored the first run and doubled in the second run. Kellen Sweeney scored the second run and had a solo home run later. Santiago Nessy also doubled in a run. The Lugnuts had just six hits.


Vancouver 2  Eugene 5

Vancouver led 2-0 into the bottom of the sixth. The first run scored on the lead-off walk, wild pitch combo that was so popular on Saturday. Melvin Garcia doubled and Justin Atkinson singled him home for run number 2. Kyle Anderson cruised through the first 5.2 innings but then hit a batter. He was lifted for Tim Brechbuehler who gave up a single. The call then went out for Alonzo Gonzalez. A double then tied the game. In the eighth 3 doubles off Gonzalez sealed his fate and the Canadians were down 5-2.

Chaz Frank and Justin Atkinson each had 2 hits for Vancouver.


Princeton at Bluefield - postponed


GCL Jays 5 GCL Pirates 3 

The Jays scored five runs on three hits. The first 2 runs scored with 3 walks and 3 wild pitches. The Jays added 3 runs in the sixth, it started again with a walk, there was a hit batter and a couple of wild pitches but this time there were two hits. Sean Hurley doubled in one run and Andres De Aza singled in another. The only other hit was a two out double from Franklin Barreto.

Jesus Tinoco started and went 4 innings. He had 4 K's but did give up six hits and one run. Tyler Gonzales followed and he gave up two runs. He walked the first two hitters, threw a wild pitch, hit a batter, but escaped with the two runs. Drew Permison made his first appearance of the year, Sean Ratcliffe of Ajax Ontario pitched the ninth.



Three Stars

#3 - Javier Avendano

#2 - Matt Newman

#1 - Kenny Wilson




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85bluejay - Sunday, July 28 2013 @ 10:22 AM EDT (#277200) #
The Texas Rangers in the midst of a pennant race, are at least considering trading their closer Joe Nathan, to take advantage of the demand/supply of relievers from contenders & their BP strength - The Jays, a team whose 2013 is over, seem intent on sitting on their hands and wasting the opportunity provided by the good year their BP is having - just mind-blowing.
China fan - Sunday, July 28 2013 @ 10:34 AM EDT (#277201) #
"....seem intent on sitting on their hands..."

Do you have any evidence that AA is intending to do nothing? He has given multiple interviews in which he makes it clear that he is talking to many teams about potential deals. If he is unable to make a deal before the deadline, that doesn't prove that he is "intent" on "sitting on his hands" -- it only shows that he wasn't able to make the deals that he wanted to make.

Anthopoulos often says that things are "quiet" or he doesn't "expect" to make a deal, but there are two obvious strategic reasons for those comments: 1) he is lowering expectations so that he can reduce the potentially damaging glare of publicity around an emerging deal; 2) he doesn't want to lose his bargaining clout by signaling to other GMs that he is eager to make a deal. If he seems enthusiastic to make a trade, the value of his trading chips will certainly decline. There's nothing to gain by stirring up expectations, but there is plenty to gain by operating silently, without public pressure.

In summary -- please don't let your mind be blown so easily.
JB21 - Sunday, July 28 2013 @ 10:36 AM EDT (#277202) #
You're probably right, but to be fair to AA and his team, how often do you hear rumours of a Jays trade before it happens? Almost never.
JB21 - Sunday, July 28 2013 @ 10:39 AM EDT (#277203) #
Assuming either Stroman or Nolin is pitching today? Keith Law is headed to the New Hampshire game.
Gerry - Sunday, July 28 2013 @ 10:47 AM EDT (#277205) #
It's Deck McGuire. Maybe it is the other team he is interested in.
ramone - Sunday, July 28 2013 @ 10:56 AM EDT (#277206) #
Gerry, if this was twitter I'd favourite your comment, legitimate lol.
JB21 - Sunday, July 28 2013 @ 11:10 AM EDT (#277207) #
Probably there to see Gregory Polanco.
Mike Green - Sunday, July 28 2013 @ 05:48 PM EDT (#277217) #
Happ gets the start for Buffalo tonight.

Aaron Sanchez had a rough outing for Dunedin.  5 runs on 2 hits and 4 walks in the first inning.  He was pulled with 2 outs. He had two good outings after he returned from the DL, and has been hit pretty hard in 6 outings (18.2 innings) in July.

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