The Vancouver Canadians have made it to the final of the Northwest League playoffs thanks to an all hands win over Everett. Meanwhile the Blue Jays offense is so bad that even JP Arencibia and David Cooper couldn't prevent the Dunedin Jays from being shut out. Marcus Walden made one mistake and that was enough to take the loss. The D-Jays had several chances but couldn't deliver a key hit.
The Vancouver Canadians celebrate their playoff opening victory against Everett at Nat Bailey Stadium Monday afternoon.
Vancouver Canadians righthander Matt Johnson taking a breather after speaking at the August 11 SABR meeting at Nat Bailey Stadium.
The Vancouver Canadians will get a chance to defend its Northwest League championship as they host Everett in Game 1 of the NWL West Division playoffs Monday afternoon at Nat Bailey Stadium.
Vancouver took a beating while Eugene won, putting the Canadians a half game behind in their playoff race. Las Vegas stayed mathematically alive thanks to Anthony Gose and Yan Gomes. Their elimination number is one. Bluefield lost their final game of the season. New Hampshire lost in extra innings, Lansing also lost while Dunedin swept both ends of a doubleheader from the Yankees Tampa team. Casey Lawrence pitched a complete game to win game one. In game two Dunedin won 1-0 with new Jay Amadeo Zuzueta driving in the only run.
In: Dunedin and Lansing
Still competing: Vancouver and Las Vegas (barely)
Out: New Hampshire, Bluefield and the GCL Jays