A win by the parent club dulls the pain of recapping this mess as the affiliates won just one of six games Monday. Buffalo and New Hampshire had the night off. The Gulf Coast Jays were washed out.
The Tampa Bay Rays are in Toronto looking to spoil the party again for the Blue Jays.
Cam O'Brien had four hits, three for extra bases, to spark a big comeback for Bluefield. Christian Lopes also had four hits as New Hampshire continued their hot streak. Rowdy Tellez had two bombs. Dunedin won in the ninth, Anthony Alford scored both Dunedin runs, one on a home run. Lansing won a 1-0 game. Buffalo split a double header. Vancouver lost.
Amazing. Just freaking amazing.
In light of the news out of New York this morning, it's time for me to enter the Way Back Machine and recycle something I wrote here back in June 2006, having first eliminated all references to whatever the Jays happened to be doing that day...
Ten months later, back to the scene of the crime...
Sam has gone on the 7 day DL so here is your emergency starter version of the MLU. Five wins and three losses for the affiliates on Thursday. Bluefield won two, New Hampshire stayed hot as did Richard Urena and Reese McGuire. Vancouver had a nice win. The GCL Jays had a walk-off, in more ways than one.
The Vancouver Canadians put an end to a nine-game losing streak by winning three in a row against Tri-City before the All-Star break.Dalton Rodriguez
started the series opener for the C's against the Dust Devils.
Richard Urena, Harold Ramirez and Reese McGuire joined New Hampshire on Wednesday and it was as glorious as you would want it to be. Dunedin had no problem replacing Urena, Gunnar Heidt took over with three hits. The GCL Jays were pounding it out too, thanks to some rehabbing minor leaguers and the hot Ryan Gold. Buffalo and Lansing were soundly beaten and, to make it worse, Lansing lost Max Pentecost to injury.
Vancouver and Bluefield had the day off
The affiliates came out on top five times out of seven on Tuesday and three Vancouver Canadians contributed to the Northwest League's victory over the Pioneer League in Utah.
The affiliates won four out of six on Monday that saw three one-run victories, including an extra-innings affair. The only blemish was a doubleheader sweep against the boys in the Dominican. Buffalo, New Hampshire and Vancouver all had the night off.
Here ya go, CF. (You were right!)
Remember when these guys were in the NL and awful? Where does the time go...
Conner Greene had the best of times through five innings, he was no-hitting Richmond. The sixth was the worst of times, Greene was pulled in the middle of the inning with four runs in, and he took the loss. Buffalo and Dunedin had come from behind wins. Lansing were opposites, they lost it in the ninth. Vancouver had a nice win, Bluefield lost in a rain shortened affair.
On to your three day weekend, abbreviated highlights.
This was much harder than the last one...