The Vancouver Canadians were able to make it two straight wins over Hillsboro with a come-from-behind victory at Nat Bailey Stadium Saturday night.Daniel Lietz
got the start Saturday and pitched three shutout innings before giving up three runs in the fourth.
Such days it's tough to find something to headline, not on Sunday. First all the affiliates won. Bluefield were without a base runner through eight innings but scored seven runs in the ninth and won in the tenth. Vancouver had just two hits but scored six runs for the win. DJ Davis doubled in two runs in the bottom of the eighth to break a tie. Rowdy Tellez had his third straight home run game on Sunday and had a total of four RBI's on three hits. Casey Lawrence and Feliex Doubront were strong for the top two teams.
The Vancouver Canadians won a home opener for the first time since 2011 as they beat the defending Northwest League champion Hillsboro Hops, an affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Four years ago, the C's beat the Yakima Bears in their first game as a Blue Jays affiliate. Yakima relocated to Hillsboro in 2013.
Blue Jays 2015 first round pick Jon Harris
throws his first strike on his second pitch of the game at 93 miles per hour.
The Toronto Blue Jays get back to work after a day off Thursday. They managed to escape the Bay of Tampa with two wins out of three and now set their sights on the Texas Rangers to begin a seven-game homestand.
Your affiliates were 3-5 on the night as the full minor league roster is underway. Anthony Alford and Rowdy Tellez made debuts at High A and Richard Urena continues to hit homeruns. Brad Glenn collected five RBIs in Buffalo.
Seven games on the schedule on Wednesday, the affiliates won four and lost three. KC Hobson homered behind good pitching from Joel Pineiro in the New Hampshire win. Dunedin split a double header with no hitting in a game one loss and lots of hits in the game two win. Bluefield scored late for a walk off win. Jacob Brentz had a good start. The GCL Jays won a pitching duel 1-0, just like the big club.
Daniel Norris didn't like facing Russ Canzler and he lost, despite nine punch-outs. Vancouver had bad defense and bad baserunning in their loss. lansing are on their all star break.
Just one win out of six for the affiliates on Tuesday night. However, the Lansing Lugnuts made an impact on this year's Midwest League All-Star Game. Dunedin's game was rained out.
The affiliates won three of out five with two of the affiliates scoring five runs on five hits. Another affiliate scored five but they lost by five. Buffalo and Lansing took five, they had the night off.
The Toronto Blue Jays head to the house of horrors known as Tropicana Field for a three-game series to face the Tampa Bay Rays.
Doug Davis has joined us several times here on Da Box. We checked in with him last Thursday as he was trying to sort out all his short season rosters.
Lansing delivered the only win with a complete performance, lots of hitting and shutdown pitching, a good way to begin the all-star break. Jeff Francis shut out Syracuse through eight innings but the Bisons offense were also shut down. Buffalo lost in the tenth. Lane Thomas had two hits, including a home run, for Vancouver but they lost 2-1. Two Canadians were almost perfect over four relief innings. Nw Hampshire were rained out while Dunedin are still on their all-star break.
One affiliate was able to clinch a playoff spot, one had an off day, and 4 were able to win.
The Blue Jays battle the O's in a Father's Day weekend match-up at the Dome.
"They only started chasing us once you put on that getaway music!"
Vancouver begins with a romp and Lansing clinches. Your affiliates were 3-2 on the night.