Vancouver lose game one and now need to win both game two and three at home. Jairo Labourt pitched well until he tired in the sixth, the bullpen inflicted most of the damage. The hitters had a few early chances but they didn't score and didn't have much else to be happy with for the rest of the game.
Vancouver now make the long bus ride back to Canada. Because of that, game two is not until Sunday.
Can the Jays win another series to make it four straight? They gave a good chance against the Twins. The matchups are:
Friday - RA Dickey vs. Mike Pelfrey
Saturday - JA Happ vs. Kevin Correia
Sunday - Esmil Rogers vs. Andrew Albers
Unfortunately Dunedinís season came to an end as they lost 4-0 to Daytona and werenít able to get a hit until the 9th inning.
The Jays have won two series in a row. They go for number three over the next two nights.
Todd Redmond goes against Wade Miley today. Wednesday it's Mark Buehrle vs Randall Delgado.
Bluefield started their playoffs on Saturday. Mitch Nay hit a three run home run for an early lead but Pulaski came back to go ahead. The Jays tied the game in the seventh and had the bases loaded with one out in the ninth but could not score. The Mariners scored 5 off a melting down Phil Kish in the tenth to take a 1-0 lead in the best of three series. Alberto Tirado goes today for the Jays.
Lansing were able to get the ninth inning walk off hit. The Bisons lost despite a gallant comeback. They are eliminated from the playoffs. Vancouver won and are still in the playoff hunt. Dunedin were shutout, New Hampshire were rained out.
Buffalo continued to hang in the playoff race, Andy LaRoche hit a three run home run, Kyle Drabek and four relievers held Rochester at bay.
New Hampshire were eliminated from playoff contention, Deck McGuire pitched well again but took a loss when the first hit off him in the sixth inning scored three runs.
Daniel Norris just allowed one hit in five innings in his debut for Dunedin. Dustin McGowan and Steve Delabar also pitched in that game.
Lansing had 17 hits and 8 runs, too little too late.
Vancouver's playoff chase took a hit with a loss. Bluefield have played poorly of late and start their playoffs today with Jairo Labourt on the bump.
Two Jays teams are in the playoffs. The Bisons tragic number is 2, but they are playing the team ahead of them, Rochester. Obviously they have to win as a loss would eliminate them. Vancouver lost and are now tied with Spokane for a playoff spot although Vancouver hold the tie-break.