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The affiliates were 3-1, with the only loss coming from New Hampshire who lost in a 14 inning game. Taylor Cole had a strong start for Dunedin, with offensive help from Markus Knecht and Dwight Smith Jr.  Lansing won a close game 4-3, despite being outhit 14-5, and Buffalo beat up on the Phillies AAA affiliate Lehigh Valley winning 7-1.

Lehigh Valley 1 – Buffalo 7

Shawn Hill had an excellent start in which he gave up one earned run over 7 innings.  Rob Rasmussen and Ryan Tepera followed each with a scoreless inning pitched.

The Bisons managed to put together 16 hits, scoring 7 runs with a 4 doubles, and a home run from Jared Goedert.


Binghampton 9 – New Hampshire 8 (14 Innings)

Casey Lawrence started for the Fisher Cats today and gave up 7 earned runs over 5.2 innings.  Reliever Tony Davis was given the loss after giving up the game winning run in the top of the 14th inning.

Jonathan Jones had 3 hits, Gabe Jacobo had 2 hits with 4 RBI, and Andy Burns had 2 hits with 2 RBI as well.


Bradenton 4 – Dunedin 5

Dwight Smith Jr scored 2 runs, with 2 hits, including a double, and 2 walks.  Markus Knecht was 3-5 with a double and two RBI.

Taylor Cole continued to pitch well as he pitched 6 innings giving up 2 runs on 5 hits, with 2 walks and 7 strikeouts.  Justin Jackson pitched a scoreless 7th inning, while Kramer Champlin pitched a scoreless 7th and 8th winning getting the win in the process.


Dayton 3 – Lansing 4

Matt Dermody started today giving up one earned run over 5 innings.  Brady Dragmire followed by giving up 2 runs over 1.1 innings.  Scott Silverstein pitched the remaining 2.2 innings without giving up a run.

The Lugnuts offense wasn’t pretty, but managed to score 4 runs, as they had 5 hits, 5 walks, and 14 strikeouts.  Three of the runs were unearned due to Dayton errors.


Three Stars

1.  Taylor Cole

2.  Gabe Jacobo

3.  Dwight Smith Jr

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Mike Green - Monday, May 19 2014 @ 11:47 AM EDT (#286505) #
The highest individual ERA on Dunedin is Blake McFarland's 3.98.   The defence must be very good. I guess someone should profile their ace reliever, Arik Sikula, who apparently does not blow away anyone but has successfully closed at every level so far. This year, he's given up 6 hits in 15 innings with 3 walks and 25 Ks.  He is 25 years old, but it would not be unheard of for a pitcher such as him to make it in middle relief.

ramone - Monday, May 19 2014 @ 12:05 PM EDT (#286506) #
Off topic sort of but Chris Crawford of ESPN and MLB Draft Insider has his latest Mock up with the Jays taking HS RHP Grant Holmes at 9 and Kennesaw State catcher Max Pentecost at 11. He also lists Trea Turner, Touki Toussaint and Hoffman as other possibilities for the Jays.

Mike Green - Monday, May 19 2014 @ 12:47 PM EDT (#286508) #
I like Pentecost, Turner and Conforto.  I'd just as soon if the club passed on the high-ceiling pitchers with TJ with the two early picks.  If one is available in the 3rd round or something, they can knock themselves out.
PeterG - Monday, May 19 2014 @ 03:23 PM EDT (#286519) #
No way Hoffman gets past first round.....I don't agree with those ESPN picks at all....

BA, who usually has the closest pulse to the draft redid their mock couple days back and has us taking Touki Toussaint at 9 and either Trea Turner of Jeff Hoffman at 11. They believe Toussaint was always on Jays radar and that they have heavily scouted him.....say that Jays also high on Turner and may take him but are now also considering Hoffman. I don't always agree with BA, but this time I think that their assessment is bang on.

ramone - Monday, May 19 2014 @ 03:31 PM EDT (#286520) #
Perhaps, I think the Pentecost pick represents his his strong surge in numbers as of late.
Richard S.S. - Monday, May 19 2014 @ 04:44 PM EDT (#286523) #
First Round: Slot #9: $3,080,800.00 and Slot #11: $2,888,300.00 are the significant picks. Here is where the closest to sure-fire Major Leaguers are. This year A.A. must pay particular attention to getting it right.

Second Round: Slot #49: $1,128,800.00 is of interest as it's the last really significant money available and it's on an under-50 prospect. That has value as a prospect and A.A. needs to get this one right. Getting lucky on a top 1st round pick who slid would be great.

Third Round: Slot #83: $661,800.00 is the final pick of significance (under-100) in A.A.'s draft. He needs to get this one right. I just don't know who's of value here.

The rest of the picks are more guesswork that actual value, so whomever gets picked is fine.
PeterG - Monday, May 19 2014 @ 04:59 PM EDT (#286524) #
well, it may mean his draft stock has improved, but I see no way the Jays would be interested in him......
Paul D - Monday, May 19 2014 @ 05:46 PM EDT (#286525) #
The Jays just traded a PTBNL for Raul Valdes of the Astros.
Richard S.S. - Monday, May 19 2014 @ 06:17 PM EDT (#286526) #
Even after reading the article, I ask who for who?
tercet - Monday, May 19 2014 @ 09:11 PM EDT (#286530) #
Clinton Hollon is having Tommy John Surgery shortly as per his twitter
Mike Green - Wednesday, May 21 2014 @ 03:14 PM EDT (#286613) #
I missed the Dallas Keuchel story, as it unfolded.  Here's John Sickels' recap.  Maybe Matt Boyd can walk in these footsteps.
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