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The affiliates came away with just one win in five games Monday and all four losses came with the winning run scored in the opposition's final at-bat. If that's not enough, a Jays pitching prospect has announced through his Twitter account that he will be undergoing Tommy John surgery. Welcome back to the work week! :(

Buffalo 8 Lehigh Valley 4

Buffalo, NY - The Herd opened the scoring against the Phillies affiliate with a Dan Johnson sacrifice fly in the first inning. Ryan Goins started a four-run rally in the fifth with an RBI single and Brad Glenn finished it with a three-run double. Goins cashed in another run with a run-scoring groundout in the sixth and Jared Goedert followed with a two-run single. Darin Mastroianni had three of Buffalo's nine hits and stole his ninth base of the season. Jonathan Diaz reached three times with a hit, a walk and a hit by pitch. Johnson had a single and took one for the team.

Chad Jenkins
got the start and lasted 4.2 innings, yielding a two-run homer among four hits and walk. He struck out three and 43 of his 63 pitches were strikes. Lefty Rylan Rowland-Smith (1-0) served up two gopher balls in 2.1 innings but struck out two without walking anyone. John Stilson pitched two shutout frames despite two hits and a walk. He struck out one.

Reading 5 New Hampshire 3 (Game 1 - 7 Innings)

Reading, PA - The Fisher Cats scored all of their runs in the sixth inning. Kenny Wilson singled, stole second and scored on a A.J. Jimenez single. Gabe Jacobo brought in the second run with a groundout before Matt Newman put New Hampshire ahead with an RBI single, his first hit at the Double-A level. Wilson had a single, two walks and two stolen bases to reach double digits for the season. Ryan Schimpf had two hits while Andy Burns drew a base on balls.

Aaron Sanchez pitched five innings and gave up two runs (one earned) on two hits but struggled with his control by issuing four walks and plunking two hitters. He struck out six and his groundout/flyout total was 7-3. He threw 47 of 92 pitches for strikes, just over 50 percent. Lefthander Tyler Ybarra(1-1) got the double whammy of a loss and blown save by surrendering a two-run home run among his three runs and three hits in his one inning of work. He had a strikeout and two groundouts.

Reading 3 New Hampshire 2 (Game 2 - 8 Innings)

Reading, PA - The Fisher Cats used some small ball to score a near long ball to get on the board first against the Fightin' Phils. Kevin Nolan hit a triple before scampering home on a Jonathan Jones sacrifice bunt in the second inning. Kenny Wilson worked a lead-off walk to begin the sixth and got to third after an errant pickoff throw. He would tag up and score on a Gabe Jacobo sacrifice fly. Jon Berti had two of the three New Hampshire hits. Wilson drew three walks and stole two more bases to push his total to 12. Andy Burns and Jonathan Jones heard ball four once.

Richard Bleier
spread out the seven hits and one walk in five innings effectively enough to result in one run allowed. The lefthander struck out one and split his 12 outs in play evenly on the ground and in the air. Randy Boone put up a goose egg in the sixth but was nicked for an unearned run in the seventh after a Berti throwing error at second on a bunt attempt. Boone gave up two hits, walked a pair and struck out a couple. Dustin Antolin (0-3) only got one out on a sacrifice bunt that was sandwiched between two singles for a walk-off loss.

Bradenton 5 Dunedin 4 (10 Innings)

Dunedin, FL - The Dunedin offence did all of their good work in the fourth inning. Nick Baligod smacked a two-run dinger and that was followed by a Gustavo Pierre RBI double and a Jorge Flores single. Derrick Chung had a pair of doubles and Christian Lopes walked twice. Dwight Smith Jr. had a single and Dalton Pompey singled and stole his 18th base of the year.

Ben White was hurt by a couple of long balls in this one. An error by Flores at short helped set the stage for a two-run bomb in the first before giving up a Josh Bell solo shot to start the third. He was able to strand a leadoff triple in the second and managed to last five innings. White gave up three runs on six hits and two walks but struck out six and got five groundball outs. Southpaw Efrain Nieves pitched 1.1 shutout innings of one hit with a strikeout and Wil Browning picked him up by stranding a runner in two-thirds of an inning. Lefty Chad Girodo was given a blown save after he surrendered the tying run to the Pirates affiliate in the eight on two hits and a walk but also collected one strikeout. Danny Barnes (0-3) worked a shutout ninth but allowed the winning run in the tenth. He matched his four hits allowed with four strikeouts.

Bowling Green 4 Lansing 3
(12 Innings)

Lansing, MI - The Lugnuts found themselves down 2-0 before their first at-bat but managed to respond with one run on a two-out RBI double by Dawel Lugo. However, L.B. Dantzler was thrown out at the plate trying to score from first to end the frame. A throwing error led to the Lugnuts second run in the sixth inning and the game went into extra innings after Lansing tied it in the ninth. Dantzler drew a leadoff walk, Lugo bunted pinch-runner Chaz Frank to second and Santiago Nessy delivered an RBI single. Dantzler had two hits and a walk and was joined by Nessy and Dickie Thon Jr. in the two-hit department. Justin Atkinson had a hit and walk while Jorge Saez had a hit and a plunk. Mitch Nay was 1-for-5 but D.J. Davis was 0-for-6.

Jeremy Gabryszwski
pitched five innings and was charged with three runs on nine hits. His K-BB total was 5-0 and six of his eight outs were on the ground. Adaric Kelly only walked one in two shutout frames and Yeyfrey Del Rosario struck out one in a clean inning of work. Lefty Griffin Murphy struck out one and walked one over two shutout innings. Phil Kish (2-2) worked two innings but gave up the winning run in the 12th as he surrendered three hits to go along with one strikeout.

Monday's Linescores

*** 3 Stars!!! ***

3. L.B. Dantzler, Lansing
- The reigning Northwest League MVP is hitting .280 and has more walks than strikeouts so far (11-9).

2. Darin Mastroianni, Buffalo
- The one-game Blue Jay has two straight games of three hits and a stolen base and is batting .316 on the season.

1. Kenny Wilson, New Hampshire
- Six stolen bases and seven walks in his last three contests.

Tuesday's Schedule & Probable Starters...

Lehigh Valley @ Buffalo, 1:05 pm ET - RHP Marcus Stroman (2-2, 1.69)
Fort Myers @ Dunedin, 6:30 pm ET - RHP Jesse Hernandez (3-1, 3.03).
New Hampshire @ Reading, 6:35 pm ET - RHP Deck McGuire (3-4, 3.27).
Bowling Green @ Lansing, 7:05 pm - RHP Chase De Jong (0-1, 3.73).

Extra Innings...

  • The Vancouver Courier catches up with Canadians manager John Schneider.
  • In case you missed it from last week, has a feature and some video on Mitch Nay.

Also, pitcher Clinton Hollon is out for 2014 after revealing through Twitter @ClintonHollon that he will be undergoing Tommy John surgery. The righty was the Jays second round pick in 2013 from a Kentucky high school.
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Mike Green - Tuesday, May 20 2014 @ 09:51 AM EDT (#286533) #
Welcome back to the work week! :(

Or..welcome to the working week, I know it don't thrill you, I hope it don't kill you.

The Ontario WSIB constantly reminds me to "have a safe day", which frankly is a lot less interesting than throwing a 92 mph slider with a hard bite. I guess they are just looking out for Jay pitchers.
92-93 - Tuesday, May 20 2014 @ 09:59 AM EDT (#286534) #
On that note (sorta), why would the Ontario Power Workers' Union advertise during Blue Jays games?
Mike Green - Tuesday, May 20 2014 @ 10:01 AM EDT (#286535) #
They notice that Jay hitters are leading the league in homers?
John Northey - Tuesday, May 20 2014 @ 12:32 PM EDT (#286537) #
I think the Power Workers (and Bruce Nuclear) advertise in order to keep Rogers media properties reminded of how much cash they pump into them thus don't do too many negative comments about nuclear power.  Those are very, very, very high paying jobs.

As to the Jays, I wonder how much they do pull in via those ads behind home plate, in the outfield, etc.?  It has to be a fair amount I'd think.  Wonder if any political parties will try to mix in ads during the next couple of weeks on the field (via TV magic) as 'normal ads' are allowed starting tomorrow (no political ads in traditional media until the 21st for the Ontario election - yes, being a candidate I am learning all kinds of stuff).  Most Jay players probably are blown away by how health care is a 'third rail' up here too, except in the reverse of the US as no one would dare say 'no more public health care' here.  Hmm.... can any Jays vote in the Ontario election?  Lawrie doesn't live in Ontario I think, as he was born in BC and many athletes move to the US for tax reasons.

#2JBrumfield - Tuesday, May 20 2014 @ 02:49 PM EDT (#286538) #
A decent outing for Marcus Stroman in Buffalo today. He threw 64 pitches that got him through five. He gave up a three-run homer but struck out five and walked only one.
uglyone - Tuesday, May 20 2014 @ 03:39 PM EDT (#286539) #
Red sox just suddenly reversed course on everythingthey've said all offseason and season about their youth movement and signed Drew.

Probably makes them better. But really, Xander is goiNg to struggle to ever be even an average defensive SS, while middlebrooks is the JPA of 3B, so they really shouldn't have waited two months to sign him.
Mike Green - Tuesday, May 20 2014 @ 09:44 PM EDT (#286573) #
Deck McGuire had his 2nd outstanding outing in a row tonight.  He's ready for Buffalo.
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