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Taylor Cole returned to action tonight with a fine start in Florida while Aaron Sanchez turned in another solid outing in Buffalo. A stellar tandem start in Bluefield was the highlight of the evening, however (IMO), as the affiliates went 3-5.

Durham 3 Buffalo 2

Aaron Sanchez was solid over six innings of work throwing just 83 pitches, 55 of which were strikes, while collecting ten groundouts and six strikeouts. His “talking to” from Eric Kratz seems to have worked. Offensively, Anthony Gose had three hits while Brad Glenn doubled in a losing effort.

New Britain 4 New Hampshire 0

Matt Boyd was unspectacular pitching five innings of four run ball. The offence was not much better, collecting just five hits. Dalton Pompey had one of those hits as he continues to adjust to AA.

Dunedin 7 Daytona 4

Taylor Cole was very good over five innings of work. He struck out seven and allowed just three hits and two walks. Dwight Smith Jr. tripled and homered to lead the way for the victorious Baby Jays.

Lansing 4 Lake County 5

Dickie Joe Thon, Matt Dean, and Mitch Nay had two hits apiece. Dean homered, as did Davis Harris who was hitting in the nine spot tonight. Shane Dawson was banged around a wee bit over four and a third innings of work. He allowed five earned runs.

Vancouver 10 Everett 1

Vancouver romped to victory behind a pair of Franklin Barreto doubles, three hits from Roemon Fields, and two hits apiece from Jonathan Davis and Tim Locastro.

Bristol 0 Bluefield 4

Daniel Lietz and Jesus Tinoco combined to shutout the Pirates affiliate. A Josh Almonte big fly from the home team was the base knock of note.

GCL Blue Jays 1 GCL Pirates 6

Juan Kelly and Angel Gomez had two hits each to lead the offence and on the mound starter Grayson Huffman pitched three shutout innings, however, such efforts were not enough to propel the GCL squad to victory.

DSL Tigers 6 DSL Blue Jays 5

Three Stars

3. Aaron Sanchez

2. Taylor Cole

1. Daniel Lietz/Jesus Tinoco

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eldarion - Friday, July 11 2014 @ 05:42 AM EDT (#289760) #
Dwight Smith Jr. is OPSing 1.233 over his last ten games and has walked substantially more than striking out. Overall, he has a respectable .790 OPS at high A. He's an interesting prospect that doesn't tend to get a lot of love because he doesn't have that one outstanding tool. His OPS has risen each of the last three years, however, and his rising HR numbers seem to indicate that he's slowly growing into his power - without losing his eye at the plate. Next year in Double A will be big for him.
PeteMoss - Friday, July 11 2014 @ 01:56 PM EDT (#289773) #
So Ken Rostenthal reports that the Jays are interesting in Joakim Soria from Texas, but they are also considering calling up Sanchez to use in the bullpen and moving Norris to AAA (and he may surface in the bullpen later this year as well).
Hodgie - Friday, July 11 2014 @ 02:19 PM EDT (#289774) #
Smith has the 12th best wRC+ in the FSL and doesn't turn 22 until after the season ends. It will be interesting to see if his success against LHP this season is a SSS mirage. In a strange twist, 5 of 6 homeruns and 4 of 6 triples have come against the southpaws.
Mike Green - Friday, July 11 2014 @ 04:18 PM EDT (#289779) # has an interesting story on sprinter/ballplayer and Vancouver Canadian Roemon Fields.
#2JBrumfield - Friday, July 11 2014 @ 08:19 PM EDT (#289786) #
I finally got to make my first visit to Everett to see the C's in action. Barreto had a good night at the dish but not so great on the field with a couple of errors at short. Alberto Tirado did not come back out for the second as he threw too many pitches. He was around 92-95 mph last night. Chase Mallard did a great job in relief and deservedly got the win for 3.1 strong innings of work. The C's poured it on early and late with three in the first and four in the ninth.
bpoz - Saturday, July 12 2014 @ 10:41 AM EDT (#289796) #
According to the article, R Fields had not played in a while. A little bit for that team where he had a very high Batting Average. He got his contract in Sept so he got some experience in Extended ST. Pretty fast start for a guy that may have been rusty. Now if he can walk more & has defensive tools... well who knows.
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