Say good riddance to the red-hot Rays, and say hello to the red-hot Dodgers.
Tonight the farm was 1-5, with the only win coming from Bluefield. The day was highlighted with strong performances from OF prospects Dwight Smith, DJ Davis, and Kevin Pillar.
I've made up my mind to live in memory of the lonesome times.
The affiliates had just two wins. New Hampshire won even though Sea Nolin did not have one of his best starts. Bluefield won with good pitching from Shane Dawson and Chase DeJong and three home runs from the offense.
Three affiliates lost late. Tyler Ybarra lost his control and the game in the tenth inning of a tied game. Vancouver gave up a run in the top of the ninth to lose. The GCL Jays gave up runs in the bottom of the eighth to lose. Elsewhere Buffalo and Lansing were well beaten. Newly drafted Kendall Graveman made his second start but couldn't get out of the first inning.
Drew Hutchison pitched well for Dunedin. Sergio Santos did not do well for Buffalo. Melky had two hits for Buffalo and Moises Sierra had a big hit for the GCL Jays.
Something's got me reeling. Stopped me from believing. Turn me around again?
There were many outstanding performances on the farm on Friday. Mauro Gomez hit a two run home run in the first inning and that was enough for Justin Germano and the Bisons. Marcus Stroman pitched well, left with the lead, but the game went to extra innings where Brad Glenn homered to give the Fisher Cats the win. In comparison Dunedin took a 6-1 lead and won easily. Lansing won a close game behind another good start from Daniel Norris. Vancouver won with a shutout. Bluefield won both ends of a doubleheader. In game one Dawel Lugo hit a walk off, three run home run. The GCL Jays lost, the only blemish on the day.
Dirty old river, must you keep rolling, rolling into the night...
The Vancouver Canadians were looking to keep their first-half playoff hopes alive as they opened up a five-game series against the Eugene Emeralds — an affiliate of the San Diego Padres — Thursday night at Nat Bailey Stadium.
warms up in the bullpen. He would pitch 5 2/3 innings for the win, giving up two runs on seven hits and a walk with four strikeouts. His ERA "swelled" to 1.13 on the season.
A full slate of games as some Major Leaguers impressed in Minor League rehab assignments. Aaron Sanchez hit 100mph, but was overshadowed by a no-hitter. No Melky tonight, but a Sergio Santos sighting. A fair amount of prospects in action tonight and even a few encouraging performances—please do read.
You can use statistics to prove anything. 95 percent of all people know that.
Today the farm played 9 games, including a rain makeup, and a resumed game from last week. Ryan Tepera had his best start of the year for NH. Kyle Drabek continued to pitch well for Dunedin coming back from Tommy-John. Lansing was no-hit by a young Seattle pitching prospect. The DSL Blue Jays managed 22 runs with 20 hits, and 14 walks.
Doug Davis is the Blue Jays minor league field coordinator. I talked with him last week about various players in the Blue Jays system.
As this is a quiet week for the Jays it reminded me that i had taken some video of prospects when I was in Dunedin in May. I have loaded it onto YouTube and you can check it out if you would like to.
The affiliates came away with two wins out of five games on Tuesday. New Hampshire had the most impressive win of the night. Vancouver missed a chance to pull into a first-place tie in their division.
Monday night saw the affiliates win four of the seven games that were completed. Vancouver is within a game of first place as the first half of the Northwest League season enters its final week.