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Today the affiliates were 2-4, with wins coming from the lower minors affiliates in Bluefield and Vancouver.  Daniel Norris, and Dalton Pompey were in Minnesota for the Futures Game and had strong performances.
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Richard Urena hit a game winning home run in extra innings for Bluefield. John Anderson had a great start to gain a split of a doubleheader for New Hampshire. Mitch Nay drove in two runs in Lansing's win. Buffalo, Vancouver and the GCL Jays lost. Dunedin were rained out. Chase De Jong, Joey Aquino and Angel Perdomo each pitched well.
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The affiliates didn't have a win on Friday until the clock turned to Saturday and Vancouver saved the day. Poor starting pitching took most of the blame, Deck McGuire, Scott Copeland, Brent Powers and Evan Smith all had rough starts. Kendall Graveman did have a good start but Dunedin lost anyway. The lone winner, Vancouver, had excellent pitching from Miguel Castro and Yeyfry Del Rosario.

Matt Newman took the hitting honours with four hits in a losing cause. Dawel Lugo had three hits.

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The Vancouver Canadians wrapped up a three-game series in Everett Thursday night. Today's POTD looks at the rubber match between the C's and the AquaSox, an affiliate of the Seattle Mariners

Webbly, the AquaSox mascot, seems to look dejected as his club got off to a very slow start in this one.
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In case you missed it, there was some NBA news today. Of course, if you follow Ricky Romero's Twitter feed, you know all about it.
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It was exactly one hundred years ago today that one George Herman Ruth - you've heard of him, right? - made his major league debut.

That's a pretty cool anniversary, no?
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Taylor Cole returned to action tonight with a fine start in Florida while Aaron Sanchez turned in another solid outing in Buffalo. A stellar tandem start in Bluefield was the highlight of the evening, however (IMO), as the affiliates went 3-5.
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On Wednesday the affiliates were an ugly 3-7, with the wins coming for Buffalo, New Hampshire, and Dunedin.

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The affiliates won five out of eight Tuesday night. The three losses were at the upper levels of the system but three of the wins included double digits in the run column. The most promising developments were at the Gulf Coast level as a few players from the 2014 draft crop made their presence felt. Dunedin was rained out and will play a doubleheader this morning.
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The affiliates were 5-0 in the USA with one rainout. The boys in the Dominican tried to keep a perfect day going but they lost in extras. Lansing and Vancouver had the night off.
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Second inning, and the Jays are already into the Angels' bullpen! When did that last happen?
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The Batter's Box Minor League Player & Pitcher of the Month honours for June go to Franklin Barreto and Daniel Norris.

Franklin Barreto received two first-place selections and one third-place vote in June for 11 points - sneaking by the trio of Adron Chambers, K.C. Hobson and Matt Newman by a single point. Daniel Norris earned three first-place votes and one second-place selection to give him 18 points - five ahead of fellow lefty Matt Boyd.
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The affiliates were 3-4 on Sunday, with wins coming from Bluefield, Dunedin, and New Hampshire.  Andy Burns and Kevin Nolan each had great games for New Hampshire.  Kendall Graveman pitched 7 scoreless for Dunedin helping them to victory.

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Several high profile starters were on the mound on Saturday. Aaron Sanchez pitched well in his six innings and Buffalo rallied for the win. Matt Boyd is back in AA and he was excellent, nine K's in six innings. Jesus Tinoco had his best start of the season but got no support. Miguel Castro pitched very well to lead Vancouver to the win. Grayson Huffman made his first start as the GCL Jays won. Dunedin won and Lansing lost.
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Steve Delabar coughed up a three run home run in the bottom of the ninth to turn a two run lead for the Bisons into a loss. New Hampshire were hurricaned out. Dunedin won with Dwight Smith notching four hits. The Lansing game was scoreless until the fourteenth, Great Lakes scored but the Lugnuts came back for the walk-off win. Anthony Alford had four hits. Vancouver lost big. Matt Smoral ran hot and cold but the Bluefield hitters only had two hits. The GCL Jays were well beaten as Patrick Murphy made his first professional start.
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