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Four wins at the top of the system, five losses at the bottom. Brett Lawrie had one hit for Dunedin, Emilio Guerrero, Jorge Saez and Shane Opitz each had three in the same game. Roberto Osuna pitched for Dunedin too and all that firepower led to a win. New Hampshire swept a doubleheader behind good pitching from Scott Copeland and Austin Bibens-Dirkx. Brad Mills pitched well for Buffalo but Ryan Tepera got the win as the Bisons rallied late.

Lansing lost even though Mitch Nay homered. Vancouver scored a lot but their pitching let Boise score even more. It was a terrible loss for Vancouver. The Boise left fielder pitched three shutout innings and stayed pitching after Boise tied the game. The winning/losing run scored on a wild pitch. Jesus Tinoco had a bad night as Bluefield lost but Richard Urena had two more hits. The GCL Jays lost both ends of a doubleheader.

Indianapolis 2 Buffalo 4

Buffalo scored 3 in the seventh for the win. Adron Chambers drove in two and Kevin Pillar drove in the insurance run. Earlier Ryan Schimpf had homered. The Bisons had none hits, Jon Diaz had two.

Brad Mills went 6.2 innings, four hits, two runs, no walks, 5 K's. Ryan Tepera got the win in relief and Bobby Korecky the save.

Reading 2 New Hampshire 5 - game 1

Scott Copeland pitched a complete game six hitter with 9 K's. The two runs he allowed were after the Cats had a 5-0 lead.

Both teams had six hits, NH bunched four of them in the fourth inning. Combined with an error and a hit better the Cats scored four runs. The other run came on a home run by KC Hobson.

Reading 2 New Hampshire 9 - game 2

NH had 12 hits, Andy Burns had 3 to boost his average to .260. Jack Murphy, Jorge Flores and Andy Fermin had two hits each.

Austin Bibens-Dirkx went six innings of 4 hit ball for the win. Gregory Infante got the save.

Palm Beach 8 Dunedin 10

The Cardinals scored four in the ninth to make the score more respectable. The number 6 to number 9 hitters for the Jays went 10-16 with two home runs and three doubles. Emilio Guerrero, Shane Opitz and Jorge Saez each went 3-4, Saez and Gustavo Pierre homered. Brett Lawrie was 1-3 with a walk and two K's.

Roberto Osuna started and pitched 3.1 innings. On the positive side he had six K's but he did give up 3 runs on four hits. Griffin Murphy got the win in relief.

Lansing 1 Great Lakes 3

Starlyn Suriel had one bad inning and it cost him. In the fourth two walks were followed by a two out 3 run home run an that was enough to lose. Suriel went five and gave up 4 hits and 3 walks. Alonzo Gonzalez pitched the last three innings.

The Lugnuts had seven hits but they didn't bunch them. Three hitters had two hits, Mitch Nay, DJ Davis and Justin Atkinson. Nay hit a home run.

Vancouver 10 Boise 11 - 11 innings

Vancouver had the bats working and they led 9-2 in the sixth, but it was all downhill from their as the pitching gave up too many runs. As far as I can tell Boise brought in their left fielder to pitch in the ninth down four runs. But Boise kept him in after they tied the game and he got the win. Zak Wasilewski gave up two runs through five innings but added four more in the sixth for six total runs allowed. Joe Lovecchio was the goat as he gave up four runs in the ninth to let Boise tie the game. To cap off the disaster the winning run scored on a wild pitch from Yeyfry Del Rosario.

A couple of college hitters are playing well in the Northwest. Gunnar Heidt had three more hits to run his average to 500. Max Pentecost had four hits, Ryan McBroom had 3 including a home run. Michael De La Cruz also had 3 hits.

Bluefield 3 Bristol 7

Jesus Tinoco was hit around, he has been hittable this season. Hitters have 47 hits off Tinoco in 36 innings. Tinoco made a couple of errors himself and only three of the 7 runs off him were earned. Even with those unearned runs Tinoco's ERA is up to 5.45. On the other hand Oscar CAbrera went 4.1 innings and dropped his ERA to 1.37, he has given up 15 hits in 26 innings.

For the hitters Richard Urena and Angel Rojas each had two hits. Urena is now hitting .320.

GCL Jays 2 GCL Tigers 7 - game 1

Grayson Huffman started and did fine, 4 innings one run. Huffman has a 1.50 ERA in 18 innings with only 6 hits allowed. Brandon Hinkle was hit around and took the loss.

The Jays had just four hits, all singles.

GCL Tigers 13 GCL Jays 2 - game 2

In the middle of the second inning the Jays trailed 10-0 and the Tigers had 12 hits. Bobby Wheatley started and gave up 6. Turner Lee as charged with the next 4.

As in game one the Jays had just four hits. Unlike game 1 they were not all singles, Deiferson Barreto had two hits one of them a double.

3 Stars

3rd star: Andy Burns

2nd star: Jorge Saez

1st star: Scott Copeland


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Richard S.S. - Saturday, August 02 2014 @ 09:26 AM EDT (#291171) #
Gunnar Heidt's average is...?
TangledUpInBlue - Saturday, August 02 2014 @ 11:21 AM EDT (#291175) #
Seems to be .500 -- 5-for-10 with 3 doubles.
JB21 - Saturday, August 02 2014 @ 12:19 PM EDT (#291176) #
If only R.S.S had some sort of tool to look it up himself.
Richard S.S. - Saturday, August 02 2014 @ 12:28 PM EDT (#291179) #
Well sorry JB21, I only mentioned it because:

Gunnar Heidt had three more hits to run his average to .

there's a hole there I was hoping would be filled/corrected. Important for the archives to be accurate for the next 30 years. After that, technology might have changed beyond recognition, or something really bad happens and the archives don't matter.
Parker - Saturday, August 02 2014 @ 02:34 PM EDT (#291192) #
Calling others lazy when they ask you to provide links to the sources of your nonsensical and bizarre commentary seems staggeringly hypocritical when you can't even be bothered to look up a simple batting average for yourself. Most posters here would provide a correction to the incorrect/missing data when pointing out the poster's error, especially when that information is only a couple clicks away on Baseball-Reference's website.
Gerry - Saturday, August 02 2014 @ 02:39 PM EDT (#291193) #
The Vancouver game ended in the early morning eastern time. I half wrote the Vancouver write-up before I went to bed and missed that I had left that Gunnar note unfinished last night.

However even when I saw Richards post this morning I did think he was asking and I didn't realize I had left it blank until he clarified. It looks like others thought the same way I did.
Mike Green - Saturday, August 02 2014 @ 03:52 PM EDT (#291199) #
The D-Jay twitter feed reports that Brett Lawrie will be starting at third base tonight.  The Herd twitter feed (bisons and birds just don't work together) indicates that Radhames Liz has been on the DL with right shoulder impingement.  Does not sound good.
Kelekin - Saturday, August 02 2014 @ 05:40 PM EDT (#291207) #
Yes, perhaps in the future we can just say "you missed this part". I do remember there was a time where we had someone who lazily posted MLUs every week, spelling half the player names wrong, and that offended me greatly and I had to call it out a lot. Gerry on the other hand, made one minor mistake, so a simple and quick pointing out of that fact would have seen more tactful (though I understand Richard what your intent was, it's just how the words end up on the screen).
China fan - Saturday, August 02 2014 @ 05:56 PM EDT (#291208) #
Since nobody is paid for writing these MLUs, or anything else on this site, and since it's all provided free to us, maybe we shouldn't be complaining about any of the errors or omissions....
JB21 - Saturday, August 02 2014 @ 06:17 PM EDT (#291209) #
Politely pointing out an error is no problem. And I for one can appreciate all of the hard work that goes into this site, as CF pointed out, on a voluntary basis. Thanks to all that contribute giving us all somewhere to read intelligent conversation regarding our Blue Jays.
Mike Green - Saturday, August 02 2014 @ 07:42 PM EDT (#291212) #
Dalton Pompey is back in the lineup for New Hampshire tonight; that's the good news.  On the other side, Taylor Cole's introduction to the Eastern League has been about as rough as Matt Boyd's was.  They don't call it the double A test for nothing.
Richard S.S. - Saturday, August 02 2014 @ 08:13 PM EDT (#291213) #
When you're talking about the kids, almost everything I ask about or remark about is about the kids or what's just posted. Why? I've only been on the Interwebby for the last five-ish to six-ish years, due to previous career choice. Until I found this site, didn't know diddly-squat about prospects, amongst a whole lot of other stuff.

When you get to the Jays, that a whole another story. I been following them since almost forever. There I don't take squat from anybody.
Mike Green - Saturday, August 02 2014 @ 09:40 PM EDT (#291225) #
Pompey is 2-3 with a walk.  Lawrie doubled and singled in 3 trips before giving way to the regular third baseman!  Searching for good news...Richard Urena also is 2-3 today. 
Richard S.S. - Saturday, August 02 2014 @ 10:14 PM EDT (#291231) #
DSL lost 10-8, so something happened of interest.
GCL lost 9-7, so something happened here.
Blue trailing 8-6 after 5.
Van leads 3-0 after 2.5.
Lan wins 5-1, so something interesting here.
Dun wins 7-4, so that's interesting.
NH losses big time 14-3, so something happened.
Buf trails 2-1 after 7.5.
Richard S.S. - Sunday, August 03 2014 @ 12:25 AM EDT (#291243) #
Blue Jays released 2012 draft pick Tyler Gonzales. Details on MLB Trade Rumors site. He was pick 60 in 2012 and signed for $750 K.
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