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Today the affiliates were 2-4, with wins coming from the lower minors affiliates in Bluefield and Vancouver.  Daniel Norris, and Dalton Pompey were in Minnesota for the Futures Game and had strong performances.

Durham – Buffalo (PPD – Rain)


New Hampshire 6 – Portland 7

Richard Bleier lasted five innings while allowing 3 runs, and Tyler Ybarra gave up 4 runs in the 8th inning without recording an out.

Andy Burns was 4-5, with 2 doubles, and Kevin Nolan had 2 doubles.  Jon Berti hit his 5th HR of the season, and KC Hobson had his 3rd HR in his short tenure with New Hampshire.

Dunedin 1 – Fort Myers 3 (7 Innings)

Jesse Hernandez had a respectable start in which he gave up 3 earned runs over 5 innings, but the bats didn’t managed to help much.  Markus Knecht was 2-3 with a triple, scoring the only run when LB Dantzler grounded out to first in the second inning.

Dunedin 4 – Fort Myers 8 (7 Innings)

Frank Viola struggled again, giving up 7 runs (6 earned) over 2.1 innings pitched.  The offense had 7 hits, and 4 walks which amounted to 4 runs. 

Lansing 1 – Bowling Green 3

Brad Allen gave up 2 earned runs over 5 innings on 8 hits, with no walks, and 7 strikeouts.  Brady Dragmire followed by pitching 3 innings while giving up one earned run.

Dickie Joe Thon had 3 hits, and Mike Reeves scored the only run in the 3rd inning off of a Dawel Lugo sacrifice fly to LF.

Everett 3 – Vancouver 4

Franklin Barreto continued to hit, as he went 2-4, while scoring a run.  Alexis Maldonado hit his 1st HR of the season as well. 

On the pitching side Starlyn Suriel got the start and pitched 6 innings giving up one run on 3 hits, with 2 walks, and 6 strikeouts. 

Bluefield 5 – Princeton 1

Francisco Rios pitched 5 innings allowing one earned run.  Oscar Cabrera followed up with 3 scoreless innings, and Jordan Romano closed out with a scoreless 9th inning.

Rowdy Tellez had 3 hits, while Aaron Davis and Josh Almonte had two hits apiece.


Three Stars

1.  Andy Burns

2.  Starlyn Suriel

3.  KC Hobson


Daniel Norris pitched one scoreless inning with 1 strikeout, and Dalton Pompey was 2-4 with 1 run scored in the World at US Futures All Star Game.

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Mike Green - Monday, July 14 2014 @ 10:15 AM EDT (#289834) #
Shi Davidi has some background on Norris and Pompey.
Gerry - Monday, July 14 2014 @ 12:19 PM EDT (#289839) #
Sean Nolin starting in the GCL today. Sean Opitz also in the lineup for his first North American AB's in 2014.
Gerry - Monday, July 14 2014 @ 12:51 PM EDT (#289840) #
I have now confirmed that Osuna's move back to the Lansing DL was an administrative move only and that he has not had a setback. I guess one and one don't always equal two.
#2JBrumfield - Monday, July 14 2014 @ 01:48 PM EDT (#289842) #
Max Pentecost is slated to arrive in Vancouver this week according to The Vancouver Province. He may play as soon as Tuesday.
JB21 - Monday, July 14 2014 @ 02:08 PM EDT (#289843) #
Nice! I went to my first game of the season yesterday, Baretto DH'd but looked good at the plate. Both of his singles were hard hit line drives. Roemon Fields is a fun one to watch, very patient at the plate and fast as H.

Hopefully Max is in town this week as I'm planning on going to a game or two.
Lugnut Fan - Tuesday, July 15 2014 @ 05:45 AM EDT (#289851) #
I was a little surprised when they sent Pentecost to Vancouver. Not because I don't think it's a good level, it just seemed that with the promotions of Nessy and Saez, it seemingly made sense.

Schwarber is in Lansing started tomorrow. Would have been fun to see the top catchers in the draft battle it out this week.
Lylemcr - Wednesday, July 16 2014 @ 10:54 AM EDT (#289877) #

Pompey and the VW bus.  This guy sounds like my kind of guy.  This would be a tough one to trade.  If he became the real deal, Blue jay fans would never forgive AA for trading him.  Even if it got them a World series.

I know we traded away alot of prospects last year, but I am very excited about Norris, Barretto, Sanchez, Ozuna, Pompey and Tirado.  These guys are grade A meat.

Mike Green - Wednesday, July 16 2014 @ 11:10 AM EDT (#289878) #
Pentecost went 2-3 with a sac fly last night in Vancouver's 13-7 win.  He did make a throwing error on a stolen base attempt. It wouldn't surprise me at all if he's up in Dunedin for a few weeks before the playoffs.
bpoz - Wednesday, July 16 2014 @ 11:16 AM EDT (#289879) #
Good point LF regarding Pentecost. For Lansing next year, I am hoping for strength up the middle C, SS/2B & CF. Lastly it is possible but these things never happen, that the rotation is stacked with power arms.
Mike Green - Wednesday, July 16 2014 @ 12:14 PM EDT (#289880) #
The Blue Jays have a special marketing interest in the Vancouver ball club; Pentecost is there primarily for that purpose (and to get his feet wet, of course). 
Lugnut Fan - Wednesday, July 16 2014 @ 03:56 PM EDT (#289882) #

Thanks Mike and I understand that business side.  The Tigers do the same thing with their West Michigan affiliation since GR is roughly equidistant between Chicago and Detroit.  It's just the west side of the state, not the west side of the country.  lol..

Mike Green - Wednesday, July 16 2014 @ 08:09 PM EDT (#289883) #
Liam Hendriks had a nice AAA All-Star game start- 2IP, 1H, 0W, 4Ks. 
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