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Sean Nolin was brilliant in an afternoon start for New Hampshire, as he pitched six innings, giving up 1 run with 13 strikeouts.  Aaron Sanchez left his Dunedin start in the first inning due to an unknown injury, and Dunedin gave up 19 runs after his exit.  Buffalo, and Vancouver had the night off.

Buffalo – Day Off


New Hampshire 2 – Bowie 1 (11 Innings)

Sean Nolin was dealing in today’s tilt, as he pitched 6 innings giving up one earned run, with one walk, and 13 strikeouts. 

On the offensive side Andy Burns is slowly catching up to AA pitching, as he was 2-5 today with a triple.  Kevin Nolan was the offensive star today, as he was 3-5 with a game winning single in the bottom of the 11th inning to end the game.


Dunedin 6 – Lakeland 19

Aaron Sanchez left the game after one out due to an undisclosed injury, and Dunedin had a night to forget afterwards.  John Anderson, Kramer Champlin, Shawn Griffith, and Justin Jackson combined to give up 15 hits, 19 runs, of which 11 runs were unearned, with 10 walks and 4 strikeouts.

Marcus Knecht clubbed his 9th home run of the season.  Shane Optiz, Mike Crouse, and KC Hobson each had a double.


Lansing 9 – West Michigan 3

Taylor Cole started tonight, and pitched 5.2 innings only giving up 1 run, 4 hits, with 1 walk, and 3 strikeouts.

Kevin Patterson had his team leading 17th home run.  Emilio Guerrero had a double, and a triple.


Vancouver – Day Off


Bluefield 5 – Princeton 1

Alberto Tirado had an excellent start in which, he threw 4 innings while giving up one earned run with three walks, and six strikeouts.

Matt Dean was 3-4, with a triple and two runs scored.  Jorge Saez, was 3-4, with a double, two RBI’s, and one run scored.


GCL Blue Jays 10 – GCL Astros 3

Chris Rowley had another excellent outing, as today he pitched 6 innings, giving up 2 hits, and one earned run with one walk, and four strikeouts.  Cale Wine gave up two runs, while pitching the 7th and 8th innings.

Sean Hurley hit a solo home run in the 4th inning.  Franklin Barreto had his sixth triple of the season, and Gabriel Cenas had his second triple of the season. 


DSL Blue  Jays 6 - DSL Cardinals 2

Deiferson Barreto was 2-4, with a triple, and two runs scored. 

Miguel Castro continues to be one of the best pitchers on the DSL Jays team, in today’s outing he pitched 5 clean innings giving up two. hits, with no walks, and eight strikeouts.

Three Stars

3-Matt Dean

2-Miguel Castro

1-Sean Nolin

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TangledUpInBlue - Thursday, August 08 2013 @ 11:06 AM EDT (#277756) #
Carson Cistulli at FanGraphs has an article on a few Blue Jay prospects at Double-A. It's actually mostly about Stroman and quite positive.
Richard S.S. - Thursday, August 08 2013 @ 11:07 AM EDT (#277757) #
If A.A. hasn't had enough information to make major changes to the operation of the Minors, another Pitcher injury should be enough. He must have someone else do it, because he's been doing it wrong. Too many people are hurt, especially pitchers.
ramone - Thursday, August 08 2013 @ 11:11 AM EDT (#277758) #
I listened to the Dunedin game, well up until Sanchez was hurt, Sanchez called for the trainer, the broadcast said the trainer appeared to be looking at his hand, and in Klaw's chat on the 2nd of this month he said Sanchez has been trying to work through some blister issues. So hopefully that's all it is.
JB21 - Thursday, August 08 2013 @ 11:14 AM EDT (#277759) #
Yup, that's all that it was (per John Lott).
ramone - Thursday, August 08 2013 @ 11:16 AM EDT (#277760) #
Well Lott did say "with apparent blister.", which doesn't really sound like confirmation, more of he read what was already up on some blogs speculating as well.
Mike Green - Thursday, August 08 2013 @ 11:41 AM EDT (#277763) #
Blisters.  Al Leiter.  It's a thing with me- "I think you've got a Leiter on your index finger".
Gerry - Thursday, August 08 2013 @ 05:04 PM EDT (#277780) #
Drew Hutchison has joined the Bisons on his injury rehab tour.
Richard S.S. - Thursday, August 08 2013 @ 05:37 PM EDT (#277784) #
Does advancing Drew Hutchison to Buffalo mean he likely to be the first call up? If he pitches well, I think so. Have to wait to see which of Kyle Drabek, Sean Nolin and Marcus Stroman get promoted next.

Josh Johnson is start to start. Esmil Rogers may be reaching best before date. J.A. Happ may or may not be a success. Chances are good a pitcher comes up. Is A.A. highlighting anyone for a trade?
jgadfly - Thursday, August 08 2013 @ 08:47 PM EDT (#277790) #
One of the negatives of AA not making any deadline deals is that he will be forced to waive a number of players off the 25 and 40 man rosters when the rehabbing players finish their rehab assignments , further complicated by the additions that will be needed to protect those newly eligible for the Rule 5 draft
john boccabella - Friday, August 09 2013 @ 12:10 AM EDT (#277792) #
who needs to be protected for rule 5, that needs space? Nessy? Barnes?  only one possible is upper-deck...  who else were you thinking of?
Richard S.S. - Friday, August 09 2013 @ 01:36 AM EDT (#277795) #
I'm not sure, but the 40-Man Roster needs to be set by the Rule 5 Draft, I think just around two weeks before the Draft. Last year it was set on Nov 12th with Draft on Dec. 6th. Google might have a more definite answer.
uglyone - Friday, August 09 2013 @ 12:30 PM EDT (#277799) #
glad to see Hutch in AAA - finally AAA has put a real pitching prospect in AAA for the first time, albeit one with MLB experience.

On the Jays' 40-man roster issues, you gotta figure dropping guys like Redmond, Weber, Storey, Goins, Gomez is no big deal.
greenfrog - Friday, August 09 2013 @ 02:31 PM EDT (#277807) #
If recent seasons have taught us anything, it's that the Jays are probably going to use something like 8-12 (or more) starters next year. I hope AA lines up more than six next time around.
Mike Green - Friday, August 09 2013 @ 02:54 PM EDT (#277808) #
We have had some discussions about drafting strategies, and in that light, I had a look back at the Cardinals, who have a well-regarded record.  It is interesting that their position player successes of the last few years (Craig, Freese, Jay, Carpenter) were 2nd round (Jay) or much later (everyone else) collegians, with some similarities.  They all struck out relatively little, had some power at least and some defensive skills.  Craig was a third baseman.  Kolten Wong fits the bill as well. 

The Cardinals brought them all along very slowly given their ages (we'll see what they do with Wong).  I found the emphasis on contact ability particularly interesting.
uglyone - Friday, August 09 2013 @ 03:43 PM EDT (#277809) #
well, the jays have these SP options under contract for next year, at least.


all at least in AAA to start the season.

then they have Sanchez likely starting the year in AA, potentially putting him in play for MLB duty midseason.
greenfrog - Friday, August 09 2013 @ 05:58 PM EDT (#277813) #
Yes, the depth is potentially there, but there are a lot of questions about that group (health- and performance-related). The presence of Hutch, Nolin and Stroman does improve the outlook somewhat. I still think the Jays need more quality at or near the top of the rotation.

Sanchez is likely at least two years away (per Keith Law).
Gerry - Friday, August 09 2013 @ 06:06 PM EDT (#277814) #
Pitchers #7-10 can go to AAA.

Pitchers 1-6, and Johnson if he is offered a contract, might be pared to 5 as all of them would have to pass through waivers or be sent to the bullpen, if they are not part of the 5 starters.

greenfrog - Friday, August 09 2013 @ 06:13 PM EDT (#277815) #
If I were AA, I would see if I could send some rebuilding materials to the M's for Iwakuma. He seems like a potentially good #3 for the Jays (as opposed to hoping that Morrow is healthy in '14). Plus, he's pitched very well in the RC and is very affordable and controllable for a couple of seasons.
greenfrog - Friday, August 09 2013 @ 06:16 PM EDT (#277816) #
I think it's safe to say that Romero will pass through waivers.

I don't think the Jays will make a QO to Johnson.
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