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The farm teams were 2-6 tonight, with a bunch of extra-inning losses.  Dalton Pompey continues to be on fire in August, having another excellent game, while Austin-Bibens-Dirkx, and Chase DeJong had excellent starts for their teams. 

Rochester 5 – Buffalo 2

Thad Weber pitched 6 innings and gave up three runs (two earned) and was credited with the loss.  Luis Perez pitched 1.2 innings afterwards in his first Buffalo appearance on rehab from Tommy-John.

Brad Glenn and Luis Jimenez each had a solo home run.


Portland 6 – New Hampshire 8

Ryan Schimpf hit his team-leading 23rd home run of the season to go along with 3 scoring 3 runs.  Andy Burns, Kevin Ahrens, and Amadeo Zazueta each helped with two RBI’s each. 

Austin Bibens-Dirkx continues to be a pleasant surprise for a minor-league free agent, today he pitched 6 scoreless innings. 


Dunedin 2 – Daytona 6 (7 Innings)

Scott Copeland gave up 6 runs over 3 innings including a home run to recent 2nd overall pick Kris Bryant who has been on fire in the FSL.  Will Browning followed with two scoreless innings giving up a hit with five strikeouts.

Derrick Chung, and Jorge Flores scored runs in the 5th inning.


Dunedin 0 – Daytona 3 (Makeup of 8/20 – 7 Innings)

Taylor Cole was recently promoted from Lansing, and pitched well in his first game with Dunedin.  Taylor pitched 5 innings giving up 6 hits with 2 walks, and 2 strikeouts that amounted to two runs (one earned).

The bats only managed two have two hits in this game, one from Matt Newman and Oliver Dominguez.


Lansing 11 – Lake County 2

The Lugnuts bats were swinging well tonight, as they scored 11 runs on 12 hits and 5 walks.  Dalton Pompey was on fire. as he had a home run, two doubles, and scored three runs. 

Kendall Graveman pitched 5 innings of 1 run ball giving up 6 hits on 0 walks and 3 strikeouts.


Tri-City 4 – Vancouver 3 (14 Innings)

Dawel Lugo had his first home run with the Canadians in the 9th inning.  Ian Parmley had 3 hits as well.

Jeremy Gabryszwski had an ok start in which he pitched 5.2 innings giving up 3 earned runs on 8 hits, 1 walk, and 2 strikeouts.


Bluefield 6 – Kingsport 7(10 Innings)

Chase DeJong had another excellent start throwing 5 innings of 4 hit ball with 1 walk and 5 strikeouts while allowing one unearned run.  2013 draft pick  Clinton Hollon gave up three runs while pitching in the 6th inning.

Jorge Saez had two doubles, and Franklin Barreto had a double helping the Jays score 6 runs on 11 hits.


GCL Blue Jays 2 – GCL Yankees 3 (10 Innings)

Rowdy Tellez continued to hit well late in the GCL season, as today he was 2-3 with 2 walks.  Edwin Fuentes scored in the 4th inning on a Dan Jansen single and Rolando Segovia scored in the 8th inning via a wild pitch.

Steve Delabar pitched a clean 4th inning.  Alejandro Solarte was credited with the Loss giving up 2 hits and the game winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning.

Three Stars

3-Chase DeJong

2-Austin Bibens-Dirkx

1-Dalton Pompey

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tercet - Thursday, August 29 2013 @ 09:44 AM EDT (#278500) #
Miguel Castro to Bluefield, and Daniel Norris to Dunedin.
Gerry - Thursday, August 29 2013 @ 09:52 AM EDT (#278502) #

Today is the last day of the season in the GCL.


Playoff picture:

Dunedin and Bluefield are in.

Lansing and the GCL Jays are out.

Buffalo and New Hampshire each have a tragic number of 2 with 5 games left so it looks doubtful that they will make it.  New Hampshire has the better chance as they are behind one team while the Bisons are behind 3 teams.

Vancouver have a 1 game lead in their playoff chase thanks to Everett winning both halves of the season.  You could say that Vancouver has a 2 game lead because they reportedly own the tie breaker with the team right behind them.

Gerry - Thursday, August 29 2013 @ 10:00 AM EDT (#278504) #
GivenVancouver's playoff push their loss last night was a tough one.  The winning run for Vancouver was about to score in extra innings but the runner slipped rounding third base, fell down, and was just thrown out at the plate.  Then in the fourteenth, with two outs, back to back errors in the infield let the winning run score.
uglyone - Thursday, August 29 2013 @ 11:14 AM EDT (#278508) #
Vancouver making the playoffs would be a nice feelgood story, at least to me. Heading into the year the team imo was bereft of any talent at all, other than maybe uberfringey dickie thon.

But thanks to the draft and promotions, lugo dawson dantzler hobson dermody jiminez frank and reeves have made it a team well worth keeping an eye on. Making the playoffs would be a nice cherry on top of an imo pleasantly surprising season.
jester00 - Thursday, August 29 2013 @ 03:00 PM EDT (#278522) #

#2JBrumfield - Thursday, August 29 2013 @ 04:49 PM EDT (#278527) #
I was at the Nat last night and Melvin Garcia slipped between third and home. There was a steady light rain during the latter part of the game so he may have slipped due to that but it looked like he tripped over his own shadow. He came in to pinch-hit for Chaz Frank.

Dawel Lugo's homer appeared to clear the scoreboard. The ball just exploded off his bat. He was also steady with the glove at short. He has a very strong throwing arm.

Jeremy Gabryszwski settled down after giving up a run in the first 3 innings. I think he only reached 90 once. The bullpen was solid, especially Matt Dermody. He was just filling the strike zone. Alvido Jimenez did a nice job too. He was effectively changing speeds with pitches in the 70s, 80s and 90s.

LB Dantzler had a rough night at the plate. In one at-bat, he just missed out on a two run double by inches. He was 0-for-6. It was a playoff like atmosphere. I hope this will not be my last game here in 2013. This season has been quite a ride and I hope it will keep going for another 10 days or so.
Nigel - Thursday, August 29 2013 @ 05:32 PM EDT (#278529) #

I missed last night's game at the Nat but I have seen Lugo a couple of times.  I haven't seen anything to suggest that he couldn't handle SS going forward.  He has a strong arm and a decent amount of quickness.  He is a total hacker at the plate but he generates tremendous bat speed (fairly easily) and when he makes contact it has that certain sound that only the better hitters in the league can produce.

I haven't had a chance to see Dermody yet - could you give a thumbnail scouting report on him?

Gerry - Thursday, August 29 2013 @ 09:10 PM EDT (#278537) #
The Blue Jays and the Bisons extended their affiliation agreement for 2 extra years tonight. The affiliates care about attendance, and Buffalo crowds are up 12% this season...hence the extension. AA is in Buffalo tonight to sign the extension on the field between innings.
Gerry - Thursday, August 29 2013 @ 09:13 PM EDT (#278538) #
Sean Nolin had a no hitter through 5.2 innings tonight. The next hitter hit a solo home run, and Nolin was pulled.

Aaron Sanchez went 7 shutout innings tonight, four hits.

Manny Acta was at the game and tweeted:

"Manny Acta.....Wow... A young gun from #BlueJays is sitting at 95 mph in the 7th inning with pretty decent off speed stuff."
greenfrog - Thursday, August 29 2013 @ 09:41 PM EDT (#278540) #
Great to see (only one BB, too). No guarantees, of course, but I could see the Sanchez bandwagon getting pretty full by around this time next year.
greenfrog - Thursday, August 29 2013 @ 10:16 PM EDT (#278541) #
Keith Law says the 2014 draft is about 25% better in terms of talent than the 2013 draft. Interesting.

Also, he rates Nay more highly as a prospect than he rates Dean. In other words, Law says aye to Nay but nay to Dean. Or something like that.
mendocino - Thursday, August 29 2013 @ 11:09 PM EDT (#278542) #
Would hope so. The first time under the new draft rules mlb teams have a second shot at the 2011 high school class (with a few exeptions). What will be interesting to me is will more college juniors sign after round 10...getting very crowded in the top 10 rounds to punt picks anymore with the addition of quality depth from college junior class
Beyonder - Friday, August 30 2013 @ 10:44 AM EDT (#278547) #
mendocino. I get the point that the draft is generally more talented this year than last, but why are the top ten rounds getting crowded as a result of the draft rule changes? This past year (like every year) we also had college juniors entering the draft. How is it that you say the new draft Rules have created a talent glut? Are you saying that more high school draftees are electing to go to college as a result of the hard slotting?
mendocino - Friday, August 30 2013 @ 05:31 PM EDT (#278569) #

sorry Beyonder i am a year ahead of myself 2015 draft the first draft hard slotting effecting the high school talent and the college talent

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