Pitching continued to be the name of the game. New Hampshire scored five runs. The other Jays teams scored five runs between them in four games. Jays pitchers allowed ten runs in five games. Scott Copeland, Starlyn Sureil and Shane Dawson were the best of the starters. KC Hobson hit his second home run of the season. Dickie Jo Thon also homered.
Here is your abbreviated weekend MLU. Two wins and one loss on Friday.
One win, one loss and one snowout? That is how the affiliates fared on Opening Day in the minors.
The Blue Jays wrap up their first road trip of 2015 with three games
against the defending AL East champion Baltimore Orioles. The O's and
Jays are tied with Boston for top spot in the standings with 2-1
— pitching here for the
Vancouver Canadians against Everett July 11 of last year — picked up
his first Major League save in Thursday's 6-3 victory over New York at
Yankee Stadium. The 20 year-old has pitched three perfect innings over three appearances with two strikeouts and zero walks.
The minor league season starts on Thursday and the rosters were announced yesterday. As the season begins what should you look for with each team? Below I explain what I will be watching over the next couple of months. After that I tell you why you should buy the 2015 Toronto Blue Jays minor league handbook.
The pitching match-ups for this three-game series.
Monday at 1:05pm ET — Drew Hutchison
vs. Masahiro Tanaka
Tuesday - Day Off
Wednesday at 7:05 pm ET — R.A. Dickey
vs. Michael Pineda
Thursday at 7:05 pm ET — Daniel Norris
vs. C.C. Sabathia
New uniform numbers this season — Justin Smoak
has #14, Josh Donaldson
will don #20 (SWIDT!), Danny Valencia
is now #23, Marco Estrada
will wear #25, Devon Travis
has #29, Colt Hynes
wears #49, Miguel Castro
has #51 and Roberto Osuna
is going with #54. Russ Martin
has #55 and Michael Saunders
, who wore #55 in Seattle, will get #21 when he gets off the disabled list, sometime in late April
After the jump, the Batter's Box
2015 Roundtable Preview!
Today is the day that minor league rosters get announced. As I noted last week the Jays have locked down their process for releasing their minor league rosters after complaints from their affiliates. However all teams are headed to their respective cities and the rosters will get announced today. I will get a copy of all rosters but not until the teams have announced. I think the Jays have also asked their players not to tweet about their destinations as I have seen only a couple of definite roster tweets, namely Casey Lawrence headed to New Hampshire and Chase De Jong to Lansing.
Now things get much more difficult...
It's always weird to see Olympic Stadium full of people...
The rosters for the full season minor league teams will be set this weekend. As the Jays put the various pieces in place there are several questions that are creating uncertainty for those rosters.
The 25 man is now almost set. 8 man pen and Travis at 2B with Pompey & Pillar in the outfield. Drew Hutchison opening day starter.
Ladies and gentlemen, our tour of the National League is reaching the last stop. Please check to make sure you have all your belongings and have your transfers ready...
9 games in Florida left plus 2 in Montreal vs the Reds. So what do we know at this point?
I gotta stop posting these things before they're finished...
A quick and dirty look at some of the other divisions around baseball...