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The affiliates were 1-3 today, with the only win coming from Dunedin(8-2) as they continue to play well early in the season.  Aaron Sanchez, and Sean Nolin had disappointing starts in AA, and AAA respectively.

Pawtucket 7 – Buffalo 5 (12 Innings)

Sean Nolin had a disappointing start in which he gave up 4 earned runs over 5 innings.  Over the 5 innings, Sean allowed 4 hits, on 5 walks, and 7 strikeouts.  Over the next 7 innings, Mickey Storey, John Stilson, and Rob Rasmussen made appearances.   Finally Chad Jenkins was credited with the loss after a Brett Carroll error lead to two unearned runs.

The Bisons managed to score 5 runs on 3 hits which included a 3 run home run by Dan Johnson.


Binghampton 6 – New Hampshire 0

Aaron Sanchez had his 3rd start for New Hampshire today, and it wasn’t pretty.  Aaron lasted 3.2 innings giving up 3 earned runs on 4 hits, with 4 walks, and 4 strikeouts.

On the offensive side, the Fisher Cats only managed to have 5 hits, which included a double from Ryan Schimpf, and a triple from Mike Crouse.


Brevard County 2 – Dunedin 6

KC Hobson, and Kevin Patterson each had 2 run HR’s off of Brevard starter Hobbs Johnson.

On the pitching side, Kramer Champlin pitched 2.1 innings giving up 2 runs.  He was followed by Justin Jackson pitching 3.2 scoreless innings, and Chad Girodo who pitched 3 scoreless innings.


Cedar Rapids 6 – Lansing 2

Tom Robson had another rough start today; he gave up 4 earned runs over 4 innings on 4 hits, with 2 walks, and 3 strikeouts.  Alonzo Gonzalez, Jimmy Cordero, and Scott Silverstein followed with 5 combined innings giving up two runs.

Dickie Thon, DJ Davis, and Carlos Ramirez each had a double, in a slow night for the Lugnuts as they only scored two runs.


Three Stars

1.  Dan Johnson

2.  Kevin Patterson

3.  DJ Davis

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Mike Green - Monday, April 14 2014 @ 08:51 AM EDT (#284715) #
Justin Jackson seems to be following the Trevor Hoffman/Sergio Santos path toward greatness.  Around about 2016, the Blue Jays will probably have another ace reliever...
bpoz - Monday, April 14 2014 @ 11:02 AM EDT (#284721) #
J Jackson has a V good FB I believe. Anyone know what else he has. He should also be an excellent fielder.
uglyone - Monday, April 14 2014 @ 11:35 AM EDT (#284725) #
Despite his great stuff, sanchez continues along last year's line of unimpressive numbers across the board.

I'm becoming a sanchez skeptic. He has a chance but he clearly has to make some significant adjustments/improvements, and they simply cannot rush him at all. He needs to stay in AA until he dominates consistently, and then do the same at AAA as well.

Right now his big arm / mediocre line combo is starting to resemble kyle drabek's minor league profile.
Lylemcr - Monday, April 14 2014 @ 12:25 PM EDT (#284732) #

I think you are right that we will lose one of those pitchers.  Hoepfully, they are long enough and we can bring up Stroman/Sanchez.  I like that option better than Santana/Jimenez as well

Lugnut Fan - Monday, April 14 2014 @ 01:05 PM EDT (#284733) #

Having seen Justin last year, I have a chance to see his repertoire and I doubt he's added to it.  He throws a four seam fastball, a change up and a slider.  The secondary offerings are what he needs to focus on as his fastball has plenty on it sitting in the mid 90's.  If one of his secondary pitches can become major league average, he could be a good 7th or 8th inning guy.  He also has a very good, very positive attitude.  He is willing to put the work in.

Also, in regards to Uglyone's concern on Sanchez, I understand that the high walk rate is a little concerning.  I wouldn't read too much into his line right now however.  The reason I say this is that the pitching coaches have a tendency to take some of repertoire away from guys early in the season.  They do that so that they focus on a certain pitch or work on throwing to a certain location and that typically don't give them back all of their weapons until mid May or so.  That could very well be what is happening here.

PeterG - Monday, April 14 2014 @ 07:36 PM EDT (#284765) #
Reyes not playing in Dunedin tonight....wonder if he's had another setback?
Gerry - Monday, April 14 2014 @ 07:54 PM EDT (#284767) #
I think he played an extended game today. Dunedin announced he would play tomorrow.
PeterG - Monday, April 14 2014 @ 07:56 PM EDT (#284768) #
Thx Gerry. That is good news.
PeterG - Monday, April 14 2014 @ 08:01 PM EDT (#284769) #
Gerry, do you think that Matt Boyd is a serious prospect?  Tonight is his third consecutive scoreless start (5 innings each I believe) without surrendering a run. How soon  should he be challenged with a promotion to NH?
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