The affiliates won two out of three Thursday as Buffalo stormed back for a come-from-behind victory while Lansing stayed ahead from inning one on. Both the Bisons and Lugnuts share identical 14-7 records. New Hampshire had the night off.
The road trip from hell concludes with a four-game series in Cleveland. The Jays are 1-5 so far on this 10-game excursion after dropping two of three to Boston to fall to 10-12 on the season and guarantee a losing record in April. Like the Blue Jays, the Indians are in last place in their division with a 7-13 record in the AL Central. The Tribe have not won a series since their opening three-game set in Houston where they took two out of three. They have lost their last four three-game sets two games to one, including a series loss to Kansas City at Progressive Field.
The affiliates batters struck out 29 times in 3 games, but managed two wins. Strong pitching performances for both the good guys and the bad guys, as only 11 total runs were scored on Wednesday night. Three right handers in the high minors showed up with strong outings that have them knocking on the Blue Jays door. Here is your minor league update.
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It was a 2-2 Tuesday on the farm but it could've been 3-1 had one of the affiliates not been shutout for a second straight game.
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The affiliates were shutout twice and wound up with just one win Monday. The Lansing Lugnuts had the night off.
Three games for the Jays in Boston and all three are scheduled for 6pm starts. It's an experiment by the Sawx to see if more fans stick around downtown to go to the games. Given that the Sox almost always sell out they must have been worried about early season attendance after last years poor performance. Speaking of poor performance the Jays try and right the ship after three losses in Tampa.
The Blue Jays decided to end
their decade-long association with lefthander Ricky Romero
, releasing their 2005 first round pick on Saturday after he was unable to make it back from multiple knee injuries and severe control problems.Ricky Romero
in action during his rookie season of 2009, a year in which he went 13-9 with an earned run average of 4.30.
A split day on the farm. Buffalo have been red hot but Phillippe Aumont shut them down. Chris Colabello was the exception with three more hits. New Hampshire went from a twenty hit day to a four hit day, they too lost. Dunedin came from behind to win. Roemen Fields, Davis Harris and Christian Lopes led the hitters. Lansing also won late, Danny Jansen drove in DJ Davis for the winning run.
KC Hobson was 5-5 and Matt Boyd gave up some runs but the Fisher Cats won. Chris Colabello was the star for the Bisons who are red hot so far this season. Dunedin won in twelve innings, Matt Dean had two home runs and Jorge Saez had four hits. Lansing lost a rain shortened game.
It was a hitters night on the farm. Each team had double digit hits and no starter went more than five innings. Several hitters had three hits, Dwight Smith, Matt Hague, Derrick Loveless and Jake Fox.
Usually trips to Tampa Bay don't go well for this team...
Greetings from India. Iíll try to resist comparisons to cricket in this MLU. The Baby Jays went 3-1 on the night. Danny Jansen continued to control the strike zone and Chris Colabello continues to mash in AAA. The Fisher Cats came from behind to win and Dwight Smith Jr. ran his hit streak to eleven games.
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