Drew Hutchison is used to lots of runs support but the Bisons could only register two hits over their nine innings. Taylor Cole pitched well for New Hampshire in their win. Jason Leblebijian had four RBI's for Dunedin in their win, Connor Panas had three for Vancouver, also in a winning cause. The entire Bluefield line-up had three hits but it was good for a win. Matt Smoral was hit in the head by a batted ball. Lansing's game was called due to rain.
A great Saturday night on the farm as the affiliates went 7-2. A loss in Buffalo and a first-game shutout in a doubleheader at New Hampshire were the only blips on the radar.
The affiliates won three and lost four on Friday. A late-inning meltdown in Bluefield tipped the scales the other way. Vancouver's game in Spokane was smoked out due to forest fires in the area.
The Blue Jays continue their road trip in Anaheim in a battle of second-place teams fighting for premium playoff positions.
Fairly tame night on the farm. Our AAA affiliate did not play and our AA affiliate got rained out. The other affiliates went 2-4.
The Vancouver Canadians finished up their three-game series with the Tri-City Dust Devils at Nat Bailey Stadium and got a couple of victories over the Padres affiliate.
takes a pitch high and inside in the first inning. He would later bring home the game's first run on a bases-loaded walk.
Every Blue Jay affiliate who played lost on Wednesday except for the DSL Jays. Bluefield had the day off. Norberto Obeso went 5-5 for the DSL team and easily claimed the top performance of the night. Otherwise the affiliates lost big, no games were really close and there were few stand-out performances. Jon Harris, Angel Perdomo, Sean Reid-Foley and Jose Espada all gave up multiple runs. Reid-Foley was the best of the bunch for five innings, it was the sixth that cost him. And Perdomo did rack up seven K's. Dalton Pompey had a couple of hits, Anthony Alford hit a home run, but that's about it for good news.
The affiliates had a rough cut Tuesday, losing seven out of nine. The only highlights were a split of a doubleheader in Florida and a win north of the border.
The Jays are in Philadelphia for a two-game interleague series match-up as Troy Tulowitzki
meets up with the first team he played against in Toronto blue. It also marks the return of Ben Revere
to the City of Brotherly Love.
The Vancouver Canadians are within a game of .500 after winning the opener of their three-game series against Tri-City Monday night at The Nat.
1996 Cy Young Award winner Pat Hentgen
and Canadians closer Andrew Case
walk off the field after the ceremonial first pitch.
The affiliates won four and lost four on Monday. A pair of one-run losses were the lowlights. A doubleheader sweep and slugfest were the highlights. Lansing had the night off.
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I talked with Doug Davis this morning about several minor league players. Unfortunately my voice recorder ran out of battery almost at the start of the discussion so I have reproduced my notes of our discussion. I think I got it all. In this you will hear that Max Pentecost is out for the year, that Roemen Fields is working hard on his defense, that Conner Greene can be compared to Drew Hutchison, at least by me, and that Shane Dawson has been compared to mark Buehrle by more than me.
The Vancouver Canadians and Everett AquaSox wrapped up a three-game series last Tuesday with the C's trying to avoid a sweep.
With Jon Wandling
summoned up to Lansing, lefty Michael Kraft
got his first professional start. He pitched 1-1/3 innings and coughed up four runs on four hits, walking two and striking out two.
Here's a look at the Vancouver Canadians in a relaxed atmosphere before their series finale against Everett at Nat Bailey Stadium Tuesday.
Pitching coach Jim Czajowksi
(#48) holds court with the hurlers, including Turner Lee
(#28), Tayler Saucedo
(#38) and Michael Kraft
. Catcher Kevin Garcia
(#30) also listens in.