The affiliates won four out of seven Monday night with Lansing's bats providing the highlights along with solid starting performances in Buffalo and Dunedin. The GCL Blue Jays welcomed a big bat back to their lineup. On the negative side was an extra-innings loss, a one-run setback in regulation and a blowout loss north of the border.
Two affiliates won and both were outhit. Vancouver won because they hit four two run home runs. Bluefield won thanks to errors and walks by their opponent. Buffalo,New Hampshire and Lansing lost. Dunedin were rained out.
There is just over a week left in the minor league season. Three of the Jays affiliates have been eliminated, Buffalo, New Hampshire and Vancouver. Of the other four Dunedin are best placed with a 2.5 game lead. Bluefield are a half game ahead for the last playoff spot. Lansing and the GCL Jays are 3.5 and 2 games out and time is running out for both. They need a win streak.
Some notables on the farm. Bradley Jones had three homers down in Bluefield. John Stilson worked 98-100mph, and Angel Perdomo registered a nice start in Lansing.
Written by sam, posted by Gerry.
There were some bad losses on the farm on Wednesday. Then there were some worse losses. There were no wins. New Hampshire had a 6-1 lead but Shane Dawson was left in too long and the bullpen added some gas to the fire. Casey Lawrence wasn't winning but the Bisons trailed 2-1 and Lawrence stayed in too long and again the bullpen added gas. Lansing's starter Jordan Romano left with a lead but, you guessed it, the bullpen coughed it up. Dunedin were no-hit through seven and ended with two infield hits. The GCL Jays lost the game and first place. Vancouver and Bluefield had routine losses.
The affiliates had a 3-5 record on Tuesday with a walk-off loss and an extra-innings setback tipping the scales the wrong way.
The affiliates could have had a winning night but one affiliate blew a converted touchdown lead so they had to settle for a 4-4 Monday. Dunedin had the night off.
There were lots of runs in the affiliates games on Sunday. It was tough to choose the three stars among the hitters while most of the pitchers did not stake a claim. Dickie Thon hit a couple of home runs and picked up a couple of the not so nice hits on his body. Dwight Smith had three hits and was a double short of the cycle. Vlad Jr had two hits, one his eighth homer. Dalton Pompey had two hits, one a homer too. Max Pentecost had two hits but no home runs, he hit his on his Dunedin debut on Saturday. AJ Jimenez joined the round trippers club.
On an otherwise night to forget down on the farm, Denis Diaz sparkled in six innings of work.
The GCL Jays had the bats working and the pitching was good enough for the first seven innings to get the win. Buffalo singled their way to a win. Conner Greene had a bad day and New Hampshire took it on the chin. Lansing lost in extras. Vancouver lost many runners on the bases and, as a result, lost the game.
Dunedin only played an inning and a half before the rains came. Bluefield had the night off.
The affiliates won five of eight games with one game suspended due to rain. It was a good night for the top three farm clubs but not so much for Lansing to say the least and the other lower affiliates, save for the G-Jays.
A rough Monday night for the affiliates saw them drop seven out of 10, including a pair of doubleheaders.
Five wins for the affiliates. Bluefield's game was suspended. Dalton Pompey, Ryan Goins and good starting pitching helped Buffalo take both ends of a doubleheader. Richard Urena and Christian Lopes helped New Hampshire win. Anthony Alford, Jorge Flores and Ryan McBroom did the same for the D Jays. Three Canadian pitchers and a Canadian hitter led Lansing to a win. Lane Thomas helped too. Vancouver had a nice come from behind win.
Your affiliates were 3-5 on the evening on a fairly quiet night from the organization's prospects.
Buffalo won 1-0 on a solo home run and eight strong innings from Scott Diamond. New Hampshire continued their winning ways with Richard Urena starring. Dunedin split a doubleheader. In the game they won, Ryan McBroom hit a grand slam and Jon Harris pitched a seven inning complete game. In the game they lost, Sean Reid-Foley had a bad, bad start. Lansing had the night off. Bluefield had the bats going and they ran up eleven runs. Vancouver were well beaten with TJ Zeuch taking the loss. The GCL Jays won, again, with some good hitting at the top of the order.
The American affiliates won their games and the Dominicans won theirs too. The Canadian affiliate didn't hold up their end of the bargain in what was a 5-1 Tuesday on the farm. Dunedin's game in Daytona Beach was washed out and the Gulf Coast Blue Jays were also rained out again as they were to play a home and home doubleheader against the GCL Yankees East.
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