The Vancouver Canadians had a chance to take over first place in the North Division but Tri-City had other ideas Monday night.
started the series finale for Vancouver Monday night.
Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more!
Yup, I've dusted off the Big Honking Database and propose once more to look at One-Run Games in general and the hometown heroes in particular.
This one's for BlueJayWay, obviously.
The C's pulled into a three-way tie for first place in the Northwest League North Division after winning the second of a three-game series against Tri-City Sunday afternoon.Dalton Rodriguez
hung around for five innings to get the victory.
The affiliates won a pair of early games to boost their record to 4-2 on Monday. Buffalo and New Hampshire did not have to play ball and therefore they did not.
The Vancouver Canadians opened up a crucial series against Tri-City Saturday and delivered the first punch against the Padres affiliate.Bryan Lizardo
watches one fly over the fence for a first-inning grand slam.
Five win in six games, only Bluefield fell short. Jesus Montero hit two big home run but it was Domonic Brown who was key to the win. Rowdy Tellez and Dwight Smith had big home runs. Richard Urena had an eight hit weekend, helping Dunedin to win. Cavan Biggio had a big game for the Canadians.
Some high scoring affairs on the farm. Lansing and Dunedin were in the double digits for runs, while New Hampshire and the GCL squad were shut out. Overall, the farm was 5-2.
The Blue Jays finish off their first half of the season with a four-game series against Detroit.
Three of the hottest teams in the system stayed hot. Dunedin won again with good all round performances including Richard Urena and Jonathan Davis. The GCL Jays took flight in the ninth inning starting with a big triple by Bo Bichette. Wilfri Aleton pitched well again. Bluefield won to take first place in their division. Vlad Jr had a couple more hits. New Hampshire also won with Taylor Cole leading the way.
Lansing lost in the ninth inning while Buffalo and Vancouver were hammered.
The C's looked to clinch a series win over Spokane after a convincing Canada Day victory.Andy Ravel
got the spot start for Vancouver.
The affiliates won seven of eight games Tuesday night. If not for some baserunning buffoonery, it could have been a perfect night.
The C's were hoping to sweep away Spokane but those hopes were dealt an early blow.Griffin Glaude
was pressed into duty in the first inning after Justin Maese
left with a forearm injury. He allowed an inherited runner to score in the first and gave up two more in the next two innings, including this Darius Day
Seven of the eight affiliates found the win column on Monday. The only setbacks were a shutout loss and a doubleheader split.
The team that crushed the hopes and dreams of the 2015 Blue Jays are back in town for a three-game series.
Sean Reid-Foley had nine strikeouts with only one hit allowed as Dunedin won 1-0. Max Pentecost homered twice but Ryan Borucki and Starlyn Suriel lost the lead in the eighth inning. Bluefield were the only other winners on Sunday. The bullpen blew a lead in the ninth but Juandy Mendoza drove in two runs in the eleventh. Rowdy Tellez's hot streak ended. Shane Dawson pitched Ok but used too many pitches in five innings. Justin Maese had to leave Vancouver's game when he was hit by a line drive.