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Richard Urena who was a Jays International Free Agent signing last year, made his debut in America after spending the first few months in the DSL.  Dunedin had another game rained out today, when they were supposed to play a double header.  New Hampshire had an early game with an excellent start from Marcus Walden.  Lansing was stuck in a pitchers duel vs Great Lakes.  Vancouver's pitching gave up a bunch of runs early versus Everett.
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We have had some discussion in a couple of threads yesterday and this morning around John Farrell's comments from yesterday.  The Jays lost last night in a game where Jose Reyes and Rajai Davis could be accused of selfish behaviour.  And now Shi Davidi weighs in.  This debate is partly about tools and development but it is a lot about what is wrong with the Jays, why can they not be in contention in September?  We will likely see a lot of discussion today around the topic "what is wrong with the Jays organization?".  I thought we could do with a separate thread on this.
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Today's POTD looks at the regular season finale between the Canadians and the Volcanoes in 2013.

C's shortstop Dawel Lugo tries to hold the Sam Eberle close to second base in the fifth inning but Eberle would eventually score the game's first run.
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Can the futility in the big apple end?  RA Dickey takes on Adam Warren.

Maicer Izturis has abadly swollen ankle, he could be headed to the DL unless it gets a lot better by tomorrow.  This season is starting to resemble last year.  The DL for the Jays includes Bautista, Rasmus, Melky, Johnson, Morrow and a bunch of relievers.  One third of the lineup (45% if Izturis goes on it) and 40% of the rotation are on the DL, the team isn't playing well, and the losses are beginning to mount up. 

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Joe Carter was in Vancouver and in a fitting tribute, the Canadians won it in walk-off fashion Tuesday night as they continue their playoff push. That was part of a 4-3 day for the affiliates. Dunedin was rained out.

Mike Reeves gets a pie in the face after a game-winning single against Salem-Keizer Tuesday night.
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Day night doubleheader action in New York. What will A-Rod do? Esmil Rogers faces Ivan Nova in game one. Phil Hughes vs. Mark Buehrle in game two.
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The affiliates were 4-3 Monday with all the wins coming at the lower levels.
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On Sunday the affiliates were 2-4.  Vancouver had a night to forget. Lansing won in extra innings.   Sean Nolin made his debut for Buffalo.  New Hampshire won in the bottom of the 9th inning, and Clinton Hollon made his debut for Bluefield.

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There were lots of stand-out performances on the farm on Saturday.

Franking Barreto hit a two run, walk off single for Bluefield. That was one of his two hits.

Rolando Segovia hit a walk off 3 run home run for the GCL Jays.

Ricky Romero pitched well, Moises Sierra hit a 3 run home run in the Bisons win.

Andy Burns and Kenny Wilson each had three hits and Marcus Stroman got the win for New Hampshire.

Vancouver won behind a strong start for Jeremy Gabryszwski.

Dunedin and Lansing lost. Matt Boyd pitched well in his Dunedin debut. Emilio Guerrero had two hits to add to his 6 from Friday.

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Emilio Bonifacio was traded, Emilio Guerrero goes 6-6 with a grand slam. Friday was offense night on the farm with lots of hits and runs, the fewest runs scored in a game was 8. Thanks, in part to Guerrero Lansing scored 14 runs and won. Guerrero is 20 years old, turning 21 next week, and has been playing well in the Midwest League. He has been really hot over the last ten games.

Buffalo won, led by Mike McCoy and Chien-Ming Wang. New Hampshire had to play 15 innings but they won. Bluefield swept a doubleheader, Franklin Barreto had three hits, Mitch Nay, Matt Dean and DJ Davis homered.

Dunedin, Vancouver and the GCL Jays lost.

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The local nine are off to Tampa Bay, and does everyone else remember those heady days in June when the Jays had drawn even with Tampa Bay and were just five games off the division lead? Also known as "The Kawasaki Era?" Or maybe you blinked and missed it.
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On the back of perhaps the best night we’ve had this season recapping the Minor Leagues, there were few performances of note. Daniel Norris, however, looks to have turned the corner as he continued his recent strong play by striking out eight and walking just one batter in five innings. Brad Glenn homered in his first game at AAA and the New Hampshire offense had a good day. Not too many wins on the night as the affiliates went 2-5.
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The final game of the homestand.  Mark Buehrle faces Jake Peavy.  Buehrle has an ERA of 4.43, Peavy's ERA is 4.50.  The main pitchers in both bullpens were rested last night, except for Brett Cecil.  Janssen, Santos, Loup, Uehara, Tazawa, etc. should all be ready to go.

After this game the Jays head to Tampa, New York and Houston.  The Jays play a day/night doubleheader on Tuesday in New York.  With Monday being an off-day the Jays could roll through their rotation but that would cause a problem on the Saturday when they would not have a rested starting pitcher.  Baseball rules now allow teams to add a 26th player for a doubleheader, will the Jays recall a pitcher for Tuesday for the spot start?

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Deck McGuire had his second consecutive quality start, pondering the question will the Jays protect him for the upcoming rule 5 draft this winter?  Aaron Sanchez was dealing for Dunedin after leaving his last start early due to blister issues.  Drew Hutchinson and Kyle Drabek each pitched 3 innings for Buffalo.  Bluefield won both games in a double-header against Bristol.
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Its Esmil Rogers, Thad Weber and Mickey Storey, with Brett Cecil as closer, taking on the Sawx tonight.  How will that turn out?  Rogers has been "off" for the past few starts and unless he finds his sinker in the back of his locker he might be in for a long night.

The Jays face John Lester and his 4.27 ERA.  Lester has been up and down this season.

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