Matt Boyd's first start in AAA went well but Buffalo lost. His replacements in New Hampshire did not pitch well and lost. Dunedin has suddenly found the lumber, they put up seven in the first inning and cruised to the affiliates only win. Lansing lost, as their playoff chase enters its final week.
An ugly start for Jesus Tinoco turned into a memorable night. Dunedin swept a double header. And a look at possible reinforcements for the stretch run.
Your brief minor league update....
Buffalo had the day off.
New Hampshire won 14-1
The Toronto Blue Jays start a five-game road trip with a week-end set at Fenway Park before heading to New York to face the Mets. The Jays had a day off yesterday to enjoy their eight-game winning streak that has put them at 31-30, three games back of the Yankees in the AL East. The Red Sox were swept in Baltimore and their skipper was yelled at
by yesterday's starter Wade Miley
. Boston is 27-34, which puts them last in the division and seven games off the pace.
This is a post from bauxite Mike D.
An analysis of whether the Blue Jaysí bullpen has succeeded or failed this season is surprisingly complex.
Looking at the most basic mainstream measure of saves, the Jays have been an atrocious 6-for-16 in save situations (while the first-overall Cardinals have been a tidy 25-for-29). On the other hand, the Jaysí reliever ERA is better than that of eight other teamsí bullpens, and the bullpenís K/BB ratio is second-best in the majors while holding opponents to the tenth-lowest opposing OPS.
The affiliates were 3-2. The night featured a Jeff Hoffman start in Dunedin, a near no-hitter (for the ad guys), and J.D. Davis getting awfully close to Ted Williams.
Lansing was the only bright spot on Wednesday. Lansing hammered the first place Quad Cities with twelve hits and twelve runs including home runs from Anthony Alford and Richard Urena. Rowdy Tellez had three RBI. Elsewhere none of the games were close. Fekix Doubront had a rough start while Matt Hague picked up his usual two hits. Dalton Pompey had two hits for New Hampshire. Dunedin got some hits but their pitching was shellacked.
The 2015 MLB draft wraps up today with rounds 11-40.
The affiliates picked up two wins in five tries on Tuesday. Two of the losses were the result of a doubleheader sweep. The Lansing Lugnuts had a chance to put up their feet and relax.
Day 2 of the three-day draft is on today. You can follow all the goings-on right here
A 3-0 Monday night on the farm featured a ton of offence, especially from the man who was selected by the Blue Jays with their first round pick in 2012. It was the kind of performance that will make the Jays brass feel so nice. Meantime, one game was suspended due to fog while New Hampshire had the night off.
The Toronto Blue Jays used the 29th pick of the 2015 MLB draft to select someone they already picked three years ago. The 56th pick was another right-handed pitcher but from the high school ranks.
The Blue Jays face the Miami Marlins for the first time since the mega-trade
The 2015 Major League Baseball Draft begins tonight at 7:00 pm ET on MLB.com
and MLB Network
with a preview show at 6:00 pm. The Arizona Diamondbacks have the first pick. Houston has picks two and five. The Blue Jays have the 29th overall pick.You can follow the draft right here
. The first 75 picks are scheduled to be made tonight. The draft will conclude Wednesday.
Three losses on the farm on Sunday with Dunedin having a day off. Both Buffalo and New Hampshire outhit their opponents and lost. New Hampshire's manager and pitching coach were both ejected for arguing a three run home run that they claimed was foul. Lansing were tied in the ninth but lost by five. Richard Urena drove in three runs.