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The affiliates were 0-3 today, with Buffalo’s game being PPD till Thursday for a double header.  Lansing and New Hampshire had strong performances from their starters, while Dunedin’s pitching wasn’t pretty. 

Gwinnett – Buffalo (PPD)


Reading 5 – New Hampshire 4 (10 Innings)

Deck McGuire continued to be a giant surprise in 2014, as he had another excellent start today, but was let down by his bullpen.  Deck pitched 7.1 innings, giving up 2 earned runs, giving up 4 hits, with 2 walks, and 8 strikeouts.  Tyler Ybarra gave up 2 runs relieving Deck, but Randy Boone gave up the game winning run in the top of 10th and given the loss.

The Fisher Cats offense managed to score 4 runs on 6 hits and 5 walks.  Mike Crouse and Gabe Jacobo each had solo HRs with their 2nd, and 3rd respectively.


Dunedin 2 – Palm Beach 9

The Dunedin Blue Jays pitchers were not sharp today, as they gave up 9 earned runs over 13 innings on 5 walks with 4 strikeouts.    Ben White was given the start, and was followed by Chad Girodo, Danny Barnes, Justin Jackson, and Kramer Champlin.

The offense was able to put together 9 hits, which amounted to only 2 runs unfortunately.  Emilio Guerrero hit his 4th home run of the season, and Nick Baligod had 3 hits.  Also, it was the second game of the season for Kellen Sweeney, as he started the season in extended spring training.


Lansing 3 – Bowling Green 4

Jeremy Gabryszwski had another solid start in which he pitched 6 innings, giving up 5 hits, with one walk, and one strikeout while allowing one earned run.  But, unfortunately Alonzo Gonzalez gave up 2 runs and Brady Dragmire gave up a run.

On the Hitting side, Derrick Loveless had 2 hits, and Jorge Saez knocked in two runs off a 6th inning double.


Three Stars

1.  Deck McGuire

2.  Jeremy Gabryszwski

3.  Mike Crouse/ Emilio Guerrero/Gabe Jacobo


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92-93 - Thursday, May 15 2014 @ 06:32 PM EDT (#286330) #
I'd like to see what Deck McGuire can do in the MLB mop-up duty role. It can't really be any worse than what they've received thus far.
SK in NJ - Friday, May 16 2014 @ 07:34 AM EDT (#286351) #
I'm not sure why Deck is still in Double-A. What is this, his 3rd straight season there? Let him try AAA. It's not like Drabek or Romero are any better.
jerjapan - Friday, May 16 2014 @ 09:35 AM EDT (#286356) #
Deck's been mediocre at best for three straight years in AA.  His last start was one of two dominant outings for him this year.  In his remaining 7 starts, he's got a grand total of 22ks.  I'd say let him rattle off a few more quality starts in a row before interrupting his first good season since his debut. 
PeterG - Friday, May 16 2014 @ 10:17 AM EDT (#286359) #
I agree that Deck should be in reason for keeping him in AA might be to build up numbers to use him in a trade. If Jays keeping him, then it is time to see if he can hold his own at the next level.
Oceanbound - Friday, May 16 2014 @ 11:01 AM EDT (#286362) #
Chad Jenkins got promoted from AA straight to the big leagues despite also having mediocre numbers, and worse K rates than McGuire. They are probably going to challenge McGuire soon, and they should.
Mike Green - Friday, May 16 2014 @ 11:25 AM EDT (#286365) #
Help me out here.  In Deck McGuire's last 4 starts at New Hampshire, he has in order gone:
  • 5.1 IP, 9 hits, 4 runs, 1 homer, 3 walks 1 K
  • 6IP, 7 hits, 5 runs, 0 homers, 1 walk, 3 Ks
  • 5.1IP, 4 hits, 4 runs, 0 homers, 4 walks, 3Ks
  • 7.0IP, 4 hits, 2 runs 0 homers, 2 walks, 8Ks

The only start that impresses me is the last one.  He's got an ERA of 3.27 this year primarily because he has allowed 8 unearned runs in 52 innings this year. His GO/AO is 0.79, and he's only allowed 3 homers despite striking out not that many.  Presumably that means his HR/FB is low.  This is unlikely to translate well to the major leagues. 

PeterG - Friday, May 16 2014 @ 04:29 PM EDT (#286385) #
This assessment of McGuire may well be right but there are some players who play better at a higher level, maybe due to boredom or whatever...An example is Gose, who plays better in majors than at AAA....I am not the one who wanted to try McGuire in TO, but I do think he needs to be challenged at Buffalo to see whether he sinks or swims as he is on 40 man and knowing whether to keep him there might be useful.
Mike Green - Friday, May 16 2014 @ 04:43 PM EDT (#286386) #
Sure.  I don't have a problem with giving McGuire a shot in Buffalo.  I'd rather have him there than Shawn Hill.

Kyle Drabek hasn't been setting the world on fire the last 2 years, but he's actually been better than McGuire.  He also at one point did succeed at double A over a whole season.  There are spots for both Drabek and McGuire in Buffalo, and that's probably what the club should do.

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