The Vancouver Canadians home opener did not quite go as planned Monday night.
The 2016 Canadians roster is introduced to the sell-out crowd at Nat Bailey Stadium.
The affiliates won three and lost two on Monday. A walk-off win was the highlight, a blowout loss in a home opener was the lowlight.
Three of the four games went to extra innings with the affiliates going 2-1 in the extra inning games. Jio Mier hit a home run to give Buffalo the win. Ryan Hissey delivered the walk-off hit for Lansing. New Hampshire lost to a walk-off hit. Vancouver had an easy win while Dunedin had their all-star break.
The Blue Jays visit the Broad Street Bullies 2.0 in Baltimore for a weekend set.
The Blue Jays will have to deal with Manny 'Pacquiao' Machado
this weekend as the appeal hearing
for his four-game suspension is scheduled for Tuesday.
Sean Reid-Foley was awesome in Dunedin.
The affiliates won four out of six Wednesday night.
The Blue Jays visit the Phillies for the next two nights to finish their four-game stretch against the Broad Street Bullies.
The affiliates won twice in five outings Tuesday with both victories coming against Tampa Bay farm clubs. Two losses came when the opponent scored 11 runs. The other was an extra-innings setback.
A dominant doubleheader sweep and two great season debuts were the highlights of a 4-1 Monday night on the farm.
The Blue Jays take on the Broad Street Bullies of Philadelphia for the next two nights at The Dome before heading to Philly for games Wednesday and Thursday. Barring the unforeseen, Bo "The Hammer" Schultz
will not be appearing for the Jays this week. Maybe Moose Dupont
or Ed Van Impe
will show up instead.
Image from The Associated Press
Two Canadian starting pitchers took the mound on Sunday. Shane Dawson pitched very well before his defense cost him. But he still got the win thanks, in part, to Ian Parmley. Tom Robson has had a rough start to 2016 and on this day he was better, not great but better. He did have a lot of base runners but he kept Lansing in the game and left with the lead. Lansing's game went to extra innings where the Lugnuts prevailed. Drew Hutchison started for the Bisons and he too was pretty good. He wasn't "pitch efficient" but he got the job done and with Junior Lake homering the Bisons won. Dunedin had the worst day, losing easily.
The Rule 4 Draft concludes today with rounds 11-40. You can follow the draft right here
The Blue Jays have the 102nd pick in the third round to begin Day 2 of the 2016 Rule 4 Draft. Rounds 3-10 will be held today and rounds 11-40 will be done Saturday. You can check out all the proceedings right here
Today was the draft. None of the picks look all that exciting to me. Our Jays canít seem to put teams away. But hey, we still have minor league baseball. Five affiliates were in action tonight and there were two wins to report.
The Blue Jays used the 21st selection of the Rule 4 Draft to take T.J. Zeuch
, a righthander from the University of Pittsburgh. You can follow the draft right here