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.
A blowout loss, an extra-innings loss, a walk-off loss and a shutout loss. Only the boys from the Gulf Coast prevented Monday from being a total disaster. Buffalo's game in Moosic, Pennsylvania was rained out so they will play two today. New Hampshire's game down in Harrisburg, PA could not be played due to wet grounds so that means a double dip there as well. Dunedin had the day off.
This series was only 40 years in the making...
The affiliates were 2-4 on Sunday and were 6-14 over the three days of the weekend, not very good. Jose Bautista brought very little to Buffalo, except some spectators. They, Dunedin and Vancouver were 0-3 on the weekend. Bluefield were 3-0 and Bradley Jones led them on Sunday. Lance Jones helped out too. The other winners were Lansing. Even though Vancouver lost all three games, JB Woodman had seven hits
The C's slim first-half playoff chances took another hit with a crushing loss against the top team in the Northwest League, the Eugene Emeralds.
Blue Jays legend Dave Stieb
is greeted by Andy Ravel
after the ceremonial first pitch.
Ugly night on the farm. Just two wins and few notable prospect performances.
The puzzling Seattle Mariners come to the Dome this weekend, for this year's first meeting between the 1977 expansion cousins. And Adam Lind makes his long-awaited return to Toronto, clad in the opposition's livery, and I'm pretty sure that's the first time I've used the word "livery" in a sentence. See, ya live long enough, anything can happen. As if last night in Cleveland hadn't proved that already.
That is an unusual headline for a minor league update. Jose Bautista homered in his first rehab game in Dunedin but the Jays lost thanks to some poor pitching. Anthony Alford also homered in that game. The other rehabbers, in Buffalo, could not help the Bisons win. Chris Colabello looks like he will be staying in Buffalo with five strikeouts. Dalton Pompey had three hits. Conner Greene got the win for New Hampshire. Angel Perdomo had one bad inning and it cost Lansing. Vancouver lost while Bluefield and the GCL Jays both won.
The affiliates enjoyed a 5-2 night on the farm Tuesday with all non-Blue Jay nicknamed teams finding the win column, save for Lansing as they had the night off. Against non-Pirate teams, the affiliates were 5-0.
By the time we get to Phoenix...
Hey, not many people know that song was written by Melania Trump.
The affiliates lost five of nine on Monday. All of the teams with non-Jay nicknames lost.
Buffalo racked up twenty hits as Casey Lawrence pitched well again. Rowdy Tellez had the game winning RBI as New Hampshire came from behind. Dunedin's game was suspended. Justin Maese pitched reasonably well but the bullpen blew his win. Vancouver and Bluefield lost close games, Bluefield in twenty innings.
The Blue Jays resume the second half of the season against Billy Beane
and his boys in Oakland.