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.
looks at the Vancouver Canadians in action against the Boise Hawks in a rematch of last year's Northwest League championship final.David Harris
leads off the third inning with a single to center field.
Today's POTD looks at the opening game of a five-game series between the Vancouver Canadians and the Boise Hawks. It was Boise's first game at Nat Bailey Stadium since the C's epic Game 1 come-from-behind victory in last year's Northwest League final.
Roving catching instructor and former Blue Jay Sal Fasano
was in town to tutor the Canadians catchers.
Today the farm went 4-2, with two rainouts for Dunedin. Ricky Romero had a fantastic start for Buffalo versus a veteran Scranton W/B lineup. Marcus Stroman had another quality start by the books for NH in an game that went into extra innings. DJ Davis lead the Bluefield attack in which they scored 9 runs.
It's another song in this key yeah, but this one's about me
Buffalo played a doubleheader and Kevin Pillar was hitless in both games. In total he was 0-5. The Bisons lost both ends. Joining them in the losers club were Lansing, thanks to six errors, Vancouver, who also had a key error, and the GCL Jays. JA Happ started for the GCL Jays and he made his own error leading to unearned runs against him. New Hampshire won as Deck McGuire had a decent start. Bluefield had just four hits but scored six runs and won. Adonys Cardona pitched well. Dunedin were rained out again.
I’ll lose this, I always have, I’ll always let you down
Rain kept Buffalo, New Hampshire and Bluefield off the field. Elsewhere the affiliates were 2-2. Dwight Smith hit a two run go-ahead home run in the seventh to pace Lansing to a 4-3 win. Jordan Leyland had 4 RBI's in Vancouver's 8-4 win. Dunedin were shutout despite Melky Cabrera being in the lineup. The GCL Jays were also shut out despite having one hitter with four hits and another with three.
When you walk through the garden, you gotta watch your back.
The signing deadline for Rule Four draftees is today at 5pm EST.
The affiliates were 4-1 tonight. While rain thwarted a Drew Hutchison and Kyle Drabek tandem pitching performance down in Dunedin, it stayed away from Buffalo, New Hampshire, Vancouver, Lansing, and our DSL affiliate. Only Lansing wished it too had swamped them out. Brett Lawrie played second and struck out four times. Gabe Jacobo marked his first game this season up with New Hampshire with a homerun and a double. Some solid starting pitching across the board, but as has become common in these parts—the lack of prospects has meant a lack of big time performances and tonight was one of those nights.
The farm was 4-1 today, with two rain outs. The GCL Bluejays lost despite having 7 triples. Vancouver won a game in the bottom of the ninth inning. Avendano had his best start of the year for Lansing. Austin Bibens-Dirkx was fantastic versus Tampa and the rehabbing Alex-Rodriguez. Mauro Gomez hit his 25th HR helping Buffalo to the win over their neighbours Syracuse.
There's a red moon rising on the Cuyahoga River.
The storm is comin' through and it's runnin' right up on you.