Batter's Box Interactive Magazine Batter's Box Interactive Magazine Batter's Box Interactive Magazine
The affiliates were 5-0 in the USA with one rainout. The boys in the Dominican tried to keep a perfect day going but they lost in extras. Lansing and Vancouver had the night off.

Buffalo 7 Rochester 6

Rochester, NY - Erik Kratz started and ended a four-run comeback with a two-run double in the seventh before hitting a tie-breaking solo home run in the ninth. Dan Johnson drove home Kratz with a single in the seventh. The Bisons did hold a 3-1 run lead early after a Ryan Goins double and a Jonathan Diaz sparked a three-run second inning. Anthony Gose had three hits and a stolen base. A.J. Jimenez and Ryan Goins each had two hits with Jimenez also getting a double.

P.J. Walters got walloped by the Twins affiliate to the tune of six runs on seven hits, three walks and a hit by pitch over three innings while collecting just one strikeout. Austin Bibens-Dirkx settled things down with three scoreless frames of one-hit ball with one K. Rob Rasmussen (1-1) pitched two perfect frames, striking out three batters. Bobby Korecky struck out two in a perfect ninth to lock down his 12th save.

New Hampshire 2 New Britain 0 (Game 1 - 7 Innings)

Manchester, NH
- Radhames Liz faced just one batter over the minimum in going the distance against the Twins affiliate, throwing a two-hitter while striking out eight. The former Oriole got five groundball outs and threw just 84 pitches, 57 for strikes. He had stretches of retiring eight in a row and 11 in a row and struck out the side swinging in the eighth.

Liz got all the offence he needed in the first when Mike McDade doubled home a Jon Berti double. The insurance run came on a solo home run from Mike Crouse in the fourth. Berti and Crouse both had two hits with Berti also getting a walk. Kevin Nolan singled and stole a base. Dalton Pompey was 0-for-3.

New Britain 2 New Hampshire 0 (Game 2 - Suspended Top 3rd)

The Rock Cats got to John Anderson for two runs in the first inning on three hits but the lefty roared back by striking out the side in the second. Jon Berti and K.C. Hobson both had singles. This game will resume later today as part of a doubleheader.

Dunedin 9 Tampa 3

L.B. Dantzler - shown during Game 3 of the 2013 Northwest League Final in Vancouver - drove home the first three runs in Dunedin's 9-3 win over Tampa Monday night.

Dunedin, FL - The D-Jays wasted no time as they ran out to a 6-0 lead over the Yankees in the first three innings. L.B. Dantzler doubled in the first two runs in the first and singled home another in a four-run third. Kevin Patterson knocked in another while the other two runs came on a wild pitch and a double steal excecuted by Emilio Guerrero and Dwight Smith Jr. with Guerrero swiping home. Smitih Jr. doubled home two more runs in the eighth and Patterson added a solo blast in the ninth. Smith Jr., Dantzler, Patterson and Gustavo Pierre all had two hits with Smith Jr. stealing two bases and Pierre swiping one. Andy Fermin had a double and a base on balls. Peter Mooney walked twice and Marcus Knecht once.

Jesse Hernandez
(4-7) lasted 5.1 innings, surrendering three runs on seven hits. He struck out one and eight of his 12 outs in play were on the ground. Blake McFarland picked up Hernandez, stranding a runner and pitching 2.2 shutout innings, walking a pair of striking out four. Justin Jackson plunked a batter and gave up a hit and a walk but struck two in a scoreless ninth.

Bluefield 4 Burlington 0

Bluefield, WV
- The Jays scored in their first at-bat and their last at-bat against the Royals. Trent Miller's infield hit got Bluefield on the board in the first and he would add an RBI double in the eighth. Gabriel Cenas delivered the final blow, connecting for a two-run homer. Jesus Gonzalez led the Bluefield hit parade with a three-hit night. Miller and Cenas had two apiece. Richard Urena singled and walked. Rowdy Tellez went 0-for-4 and is now hitting just .103.

Joey Aquino
pitched four innings of one-hit, two walk ball with six of his nine outs in play on the grass. Alberto Guzman (1-2) worked around a hit and a walk in two frames by striking out three. Conor Fisk chipped with a shutout inning and a strikeout to offset two hits. Michael Kraft allowed just one hit and struck out a batter for a two-inning save.

GCL Blue Jays 4 GCL Phillies 0

Clearwater, FL -The Phillies could only muster three hits against Conner Greene (1-1) in his five innings. Greene did plunk one but struck out five and induced six outs on the ground. Angel Perdomo had a dominant four-inning save, striking out seven and walking just one batter. Three of his five outs in play were on the grass.

The Jays first two runs came on a throwing error in the fifth and a wild pitch in the seventh. The other two runs came in the ninth when Yeltsin Gudino punched home a pair of runs with a single. Andres De Aza and Deiferson Barreto had two-hit performances. Lane Thomas and Trey Pascazi walked twice and Gudino walked to reach base a couple of times. Max Pentecost - the 11th pick of the 2014 draft - made his pro debut behind the plate but he went 0-for-3 with a strikeout.

DSL Brewers 10 DSL Blue Jays 6 (10 Innings)

San Pedro de Macoris, DR
- The Jays fought back from a 5-1 deficit to take a 6-5 lead. Francisco Rodriguez had two doubles and took one for the team twice while Junior Vasquez had two singles. Bryan Lizardo reached twice with a base hit and a base on balls.

Osman Gutierrez
was gutted for four runs (one earned) on six hits, three walks and one HBP in 3.1 innings. Jairo Rosario stranded two inherited runners but had an unearned run out of two in two frames. Wilfri Aleton pitched 1.1 shutout frames. Manuel Cordova (0-1) stranded one runner and pitched 2.2 innings but gave up four runs to take the loss.

Monday's Linescores

*** 3 Stars!!!! ***

3. Jon Berti, New Hampshire - Hitting .324 with an .810 OPS over his last 10 contests.

2. Erik Kratz, Buffalo - An OPS of .931 thanks to 10 doubles and three home runs in 79 at-bats.

1. Radhames Liz, New Hampshire - His ERA with the Fisher Cats is down to 0.96.

Tuesday's Schedule & Probable Starters...

DSL Blue Jays
@ DSL Marlins, 10:30 am ET.
Lansing @ Lake County, 7:00 pm ET - Brad Allen (3-1, 4.34)
GCL Phillies @ GCL Blue Jays, 7:00 pm ET.
Buffalo @ Rochester, 7:05 pm ET - Esmil Rogers (2-1, 2.83)
New Britain @ New Hampshire, 6:05 pm ET (DH) - Daniel Norris (1-0, 3,31).
Dunedin @ Daytona, 7:05 pm ET - Ben White (4-4, 4.76).
Burlington @ Bluefield, 7:05 pm ET - Miguel Burgos (1-0, 2.08).
Vancouver @ Everett, 10:05 pm ET- Jairo Labourt (1-1, 1.77).
Liz Thins Twins Affiliate | 14 comments | Create New Account
The following comments are owned by whomever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.
finch - Tuesday, July 08 2014 @ 01:36 AM EDT (#289589) #
BA released their Top 50 Midseason prospects. Daniel Norris came in at 25 and Dalton Pompey was 47.

You figure Aaron Sanchez would rank within the next 50 and likewise Franklin Baretto. Anyone else crack the Top 100?
#2JBrumfield - Tuesday, July 08 2014 @ 11:10 AM EDT (#289598) # says Roberto Osuna will be pitching for the Gulf Coast Jays today according to his Twitter account. The picture of Osuna at the top of the story is absolutely tremendous! Must be a great photographer! ;D
Gerry - Tuesday, July 08 2014 @ 11:16 AM EDT (#289599) #
The GCL Jays play a home game at 7pm tonight. That is very unusual as most GCL games and all home games are at noon.
ayjackson - Tuesday, July 08 2014 @ 02:20 PM EDT (#289609) #
Reid-Foley set to pitch tonight as well for the GCL Jays, according to Chris King.
uglyone - Tuesday, July 08 2014 @ 03:21 PM EDT (#289611) #
Jimenez is showing positive signs in AAA.

Kind of weird since coming back from injury last year. Last year he put up a solid league average line in AA, but was then useless in AAA when pushed up. This year he was useless in AA, but has put up a solid league average line in a bigger sample in AAA. And a league average line for a defense first catcher might indicate at least a future on an mlb bench for AJ.

Just as encouragingly, his arm seems to have recovered from TJ. He struggled throwing runners when he came back last year, but this year he's back up near his usual 50% success rate.
Mike Green - Tuesday, July 08 2014 @ 08:18 PM EDT (#289618) #
Pentecost got his first two pro hits tonight.  It's been a successful night so far for the rookie league club, with Lane Thomas, Osuna and Reid-Foley all contributing.
Maldoff - Tuesday, July 08 2014 @ 09:09 PM EDT (#289620) #
Not as successful a night for Daniel Norris....
uglyone - Tuesday, July 08 2014 @ 09:35 PM EDT (#289622) #
"Pentecost got his first two pro hits tonight...."

....make that his first five pro hits tonight.
PeteMoss - Tuesday, July 08 2014 @ 09:59 PM EDT (#289623) #
Is there issues with his Visa/Passport? Seems odd to have a 1st round college guy playing in the GCL.
uglyone - Tuesday, July 08 2014 @ 10:04 PM EDT (#289624) #
yep, it's a passport issue. he's headed to Vancouver as soon as its sorted.
Ron - Tuesday, July 08 2014 @ 10:41 PM EDT (#289627) #
Lots of scouts in New Hampshire tonight to watch Dan Norris. Too bad he couldn't even get out of the first inning.
bpoz - Wednesday, July 09 2014 @ 08:37 AM EDT (#289660) #
I do not know if Liz & E Rogers will turn out good, but they are showing promise. Especially Liz and he should be cheap. Rogers on the other hand will cost possibly too much for an unknown.
Hodgie - Wednesday, July 09 2014 @ 09:48 AM EDT (#289666) #
Lots of scouts in New Hampshire tonight to watch Dan Norris. Too bad he couldn't even get out of the first inning.

If the scouts were there to assess Norris for potential trades then I think he was left in the game too long and should have been pulled as soon as the homerun was surrendered. Of course, I should confess I do not want to see him traded.

bpoz - Wednesday, July 09 2014 @ 10:28 AM EDT (#289670) #
I am with you Hodgie. I want to keep Norris.
With 3 playoff slots available for the Jays AL East and 2 WCs we are just another team. Balt, NYY, Toronto, KC, LAA & Seattle Are all in the mix. So we have a 1 in 3 chance for the AL East and a 2 in 5 chance for the 2 WCs. Then an early exit most likely. Then again you never know.

LAA is in pace for 94 wins. If they do win 1 WC, they would be the favorite in the 1 game playoff. Jays & all others on pace for under 90 wins. By Aug 25-28 things may change but probably not. Either way the current rotation has 5 guys doing quite well so a Sept pennant race seems likely. This should increase sales and excitement.
Our key players all come back next year, EE & Bautista & this rotation. Sanchez & Norris may be able to contribute sometime next year too.
This year could be the end of bad Jays teams if a solid rotation can be maintained.
I believe Gillick said you want a team capable of winning 90 games every year. So that in good years they will win more and have a chance.
Liz Thins Twins Affiliate | 14 comments | Create New Account
The following comments are owned by whomever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.