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...
Wins were hard to come by on the farm yesterday, but Richard Urena had a nice night and T.J. Zeuch looked a first rounder down in Low-A. Your affiliates were 2-5 with a rain suspension.
There was a lot of late inning action on Wednesday. New Hampshire came back to tie their game but their bullpen, and defense, blew it in the eighth. Dunedin had a six run lead thanks mainly to Anthony Alford. But Adonys Cardona gave up four runs in the eighth. The Jays were able to rally to win. Vancouver looked to be in line for their first win in a week but they lost to a walk off in the ninth. The GCL Jays came from behind to beat the Tigers bullpen.
Buffalo and Lansing lost from early in the game. Bluefield won thanks to the bottom of their order.
The affiliates won four and lost five Tuesday. One team was swept in a doubleheader while another emerged with a split. Three victories were of the one-run variety. Lansing had the night off.