Some Arizona Fall League notes and other happenings on the farm.Rowdy Tellez
belted his fourth home run of the season in the AFL earlier this week. (Image from MiLB.com
The National Post
spoke to Blue Jays president Mark Shapiro
about his desire
to upgrade the team's spring training facilities. The team's lease with Dunedin expires at the end of 2017.
Dunedin has been the Blue Jays spring training home since its expansion year of 1977. (Image from @diamondperday
The Arizona Fall League is holding its Fall Stars Game
this Saturday. One Blue Jays prospect is in the game and you can help another get there as well.Rowdy Tellez
is hoping Jays fans step up and get him to the Arizona Fall League's Fall Stars Game. (Image from TorontoObserver.com
The Lansing Lugnuts could not take advantage of home field and their season came to a disappointing end.
The Lansing Lugnuts and the West Michigan Whitecaps will play a third and final game tonight to determine who will go to the Midwest League Final.
The Lansing Lugnuts will take a 1-0 series lead back to Lansing after hanging on to beat the West Michigan Whitecaps on the road Saturday afternoon.
Ryan McBroom hit a walk off sacrifice fly to move Lansing to the Eastern Division finals.
The Lugnuts earned a 6-5 decision over the Great Lake Loons in game one of their best of three series. The lead changed hands several times in an exciting game.
The affiliates finished the regular season with a win and two losses on the Labour Day Monday. A much widely anticipated rehab start did not go very well and the only playoff-bound affiliate ended on a losing note. The boys in Double-A saved the day from being a total washout.
The Blue Jays begin a 10-game road trip in Beantown.
Labour Day is a day to avoid work and I took that idea to heart. The Buffalo, New Hampshire and Lansing reports below are from the teams feed. Only the Dunedin and Vancouver are original works. The affiliates won four of five games, only Dunedin lost. Some players are ending on a high note with just Lansing continuing to play past Monday.
The affiliates could only manage two wins out of six but the winning teams saw their pitchers no-hit the opposition for a combined nine innings.
The affiliates had a winning Friday night by taking three out of five. They were 0-2 against Yankees farm clubs and 3-0 against everyone else.
The affiliates won just once in five tries Thursday.
The Jays affiliates are mostly limping to the end of the season. Only Lansing will keep playing past the weekend and all affiliates lost yesterday. Vancouver and the GCL Jays suffered 1-0 losses. For the GCL team it was the end of their season, they lost two games to none in the best of three final. Vancouver were eliminated from playoff contention after five straight years in the post-season. Buffalo had a bullpen loss, as did New Hampshire in extra innings. The game went to extras when Shane Opitz hit a two run, game tying, home run in the ninth. Lansing took a 4-0 lead to the ninth and had two outs with one baserunner on first. But Great Lakes scored seven runs with two outs for the win. But hey, Stroman!
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