Tonight Buffalo had the night off, while the rest of the farm managed to go 2-1. Dunedin faced former Blue Jay Noah Syndergaard for the first time.
While I was in Dunedin I saw parts of six extended spring games. On the first two days there were intra-squad games at the Jays minor league facility. On day 3 the Jays played two games at the Yankee complex in Tampa. While there were six extended spring games played while I was there they were all doubled up. As I could only watch one game at a time I saw some of all six games. Call it the equivalent of three games seen by me.
Here are my notes on what I saw and remember I only saw a pitcher throw once, it might have been a good day for him or a bad day.
The affiliates went 2-2 Tuesday night. One of the wins came in extra innings and in walk-off fashion.
I was recently in Dunedin to watch four Dunedin Blue Jays games. Here are my impressions of the players I saw.
The affiliates took three out of four on Monday, one of them in extra innings.
Tonight was the long awaited debut of Jays Pitcher Marcus Stroman, and he did not disappoint in his first outing of the year. As well, today was a good day for the farm going 4-0.
Control was the story on Saturday. Aaron Sanchez didn't have much, Daniel Norris had a little more. Combined they pitched seven innings. Sean Nolin was excellent, Claudio Vargas was not. Dustin McGowan made his first AAA appearance of the season, Danny Barnes made his first appearance for Dunedin. Both went well.
Kevin Patterson had 6 RBI's for Lansing. Lansing won, as did New Hampshire. The other two teams did not do that well.
Andy Burns hit a solo home run and that was all the Jays needed in a 1-0 win. Kevin Pillar had four hits and scored the winning run in the ninth. Dalton Pompey scored two of Lansing's three runs. The Bisons had only 3 hits and lost.
The Jays made a number of roster moves yesterday. Dustin McGowan was sent to AAA. Dustin Antolin was promoted to AA. Austin Bibens-Dirkx was sent down to Dunedin. Danny Barnes was added to the Dunedin roster. Efrain Nieves was sent to Lansing.
Ricky Romero continued his impressive decline into the annals of baseball trivia, which his team shrugged off (as most of us wish we could) his performance to win 6-4. New Hampshire was blown out, Dunedin lost a low scoring affair, and Lansing topped an Indians’ affiliate. The bookends won tonight.
Tonight the farm went 2-2, including 2 stinkers and highlighted by a great pitching performance from a former 1st round pick.
The Monday MLU was rained out with the numerous tears in my beers due to the Leafs epic, ball-busting collapse. So today, it's two for the price of one to get everyone all caught up. The affiliates won five of seven over the last two days.
This afternoon the farm went 1-2, with two ugly loses, and a win by New Hampshire. Dunedin did not play, as they had the day off.
The Bisons hit five home runs and scored ten runs which masked Ricky Romero giving up six runs in 3.2 innings. New Hampshire lost, Lansing won and Dunedin were double rained out.
Buffalo won with some strong performances. Jim Negrych, Eugenio Velez and Mauro Gomez played big roles and Anthony Gose hit a two run home run. Dave Bush and Neil Wagner were the pitching stars. New Hampshire fell short, Dunedin were semi-rained out, Lansing had a nice come from behind win as Christian Lopes continued to hit.
The affiliates were 1-3 on the night with some nice performances from Dwight Smith, Andy Burns (the new Kevin Pillar), and Kevin Pillar. Buffalo faced their third successive solid pitching prospect in Zach Britton. Yes, Jim Negrych hit him too. Deck McGuire got the win down in AA and Lansing faced off against a rehabbing Johnny Cueto. Dunedin was edged out by the Cubbie affiliate. It was a fairly unspectacular day down on the farm—something you didn’t say too often last year.
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