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Raining hits for Las Vegas, Rain delays in New Hampshire, Rain out in Dunedin, Rain make up for Lansing.

Las Vegas 11  Tuscon 1

As Casey Casem would say, the hits just kept on cominí as the 51s backed up 1 run pitching with 17 hits, including 3 homers from Moises(the Masher) Sierra (3 for 5, 5 RBIs).  Winning pitcher, Bill Murphy (1-2) went 6.0 innings allowing Tusconís only run on an solo HR in the 1st inning.  Murphy settled down, limiting the Padres to just 2 more hits in his 6.0 IP.  Clint Everts came on with some 3 hit work in 3 IP, securing the save, his first of the year.  Adeiny Hechavarria booted one, his 9th error of the year.

Hechavarria redeemed himself, going 2 for 4, including a double and 3 RBIs.  Everyone hit for the 51s except Chris Woodward.  Red hot Anthony Gose (4 for 5, 2B, RBI) scored 4 and batted in a run, going 4 for 5, including a double.  Adam Lind (3 for 3, RBI) and Travis díArnaud (0 for 4, RBI) were the other run producers.  Yan Gomes (2 for 4, 2 2B) scored once and had a pair of doubles. Jonathan Diaz (2 for 5) scored twice and had a pair of singles.


New Hampshire 2  Trenton 2  (suspended after 8.5 innings)

The Fisher Cats managed only 5 hits, but they were fortunate to have the score knotted after 8 innings due to Brett Cecilís hit parade start, allowing 10 hits, 2 earned runs and striking out 5 in 5.2 IP. Aaron Loop came on with 1.1 innings of relief, striking out 3.   Ryan Goins (2 for 3, 3B, 2 RBIs), Brian Van Kirk (1 for 4), Brian Bocock (1 for 4) and Brian Jeroloman (1 for 4) provide the light lumber for New Hampshire.  Mike McDade suffered a fielding error.

The game will be continued Saturday night prior to the regularly scheduled game in the lair of the baby evil empire.


Dunedin v Charlotte  (Postponed Ė Rain)

The D-Jays and Stone Crabs fell victim to Floridaís summer weather pattern as thunderstorms welled up in south central Florida and moved to the Gulf coast in what the locals call a trash moving rain.

In other news, six Dunedin Blue Jays (3 pitchers and 3 position players) were named to the Florida State League north all star squad for the 51st All Star Game scheduled for June 16th in Port Charlotte.  Pitchers named were Sean Nolin, Egan Smith and Danny Barnes.  Position players named were shortstop Kevin Nolan, first baseman Jon Talley and second baseman Ryan Schimpf.  See story (here).


Lansing 0  Bowling Green 1  (Continuation of rain delayed Thursday game)

In a 10 inning continuation of a rain delayed game from Thursday, the Luggies lost a heartbreaker when reliever Brandon Berl (L 2-3)  suffered a fielding error by Markus Brisker (3) and a runner made it on base.  Berl sealed the deal with a throwing error himself on a sacrifice bunt, allowing the winning run to score for Bowling Green.

Starter Justin Nicolino and Aaron Sanchez pitched a combined total of 8 IP, allowing 6 hits and striking out 5.  Lansing bats could only muster 4 hits in the contest, two from Andy Burns Ė a single and a double. K.C. Hobson and Gustavo Pier each scratched up a single in the Luggiesí 10 scoreless innings.


Lansing 1  Bowling Green 5  (7 inning nightcap)

Lansing continued their paltry hitting in the shortened nightcap behind starter (and finisher) Jessie Hernandez who went the distance allowing 5 runs on 10 hits (including an HR) and striking out 6.  Gustavo Piere had a fielding error, his first of the year.

The Luggies did have 5 hits on the evening, but could only muster a single run on 2 out consecutive doubles by Kenny Wilson (1 for 4) and Chris Hawkins (1 for 3, RBI).  Hawkins was picked off second to end the inning and the threat.  Kevin Pillar (2 for 3, 2B, BB) had Lansingís only multi-hit game while Andy Burns (1 for 3, 2B) added a double.



Third Star            Adeiny Hechavarria Ė 2 for 4, 2B, 3 RBIs

Second Star        Anthony Gose Ė 4 for 4, 4 R, 2B, RBI

First Star              Moises (the Masher) Sierra -3 for 5, 3 R, 3 HRs, 5 RBIs

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Mike Green - Saturday, June 02 2012 @ 10:36 AM EDT (#257580) #
Gose had a decent day, but the 4-5 flatters him.  Four ground balls and a strikeout would give him a 2-5 or a 1-5 most days.  A couple of days ago, the line was deceptively so-so when he actually had a very good day.  Best to keep on an eye on the overall seasonal line.  He's not hitting homers.  He is drawing walks.  He is striking out over once per game, although the rate has been dropping. 
ogator - Saturday, June 02 2012 @ 10:43 AM EDT (#257581) #
Friday night's Vegas box score is one of the more compelling of the entire season. Whether Gose was fortunate or not 4/5 kinda jumps out at you. Sierra's power display gives a person pause. And at some point one starts to wonder if Adam Lind is gonna go all Edward Encarnacion on us. Not only is he hitting and hitting for power, he is walking. And Yan Gomes sure looks like a hitter. I suspect the Tuscon pitching wasn't featuring Johan Santana.
With David Cooper doing well at the Major League Level, AA is left with some very interesting decisions to make.
92-93 - Saturday, June 02 2012 @ 11:21 AM EDT (#257583) #
Gose in LF, Sierra in CF, Thames in RF? Something is brewing.
ramone - Saturday, June 02 2012 @ 11:35 AM EDT (#257584) #
"Gose in LF, Sierra in CF, Thames in RF? Something is brewing."

Here is Farrell's answer on the 51's OF alignment last night:

Chris Toman ‏@Chris_Toman
Farrell on Vegas OF last night of Gose in LF, Sierra in CF, Thames in RF: "to get guys exposed to different areas." #BlueJays
Mike Green - Saturday, June 02 2012 @ 11:43 AM EDT (#257585) #
Good point, 92-93.  Gose in left-field is obviously not the ideal place for him, but Rasmus and Bautista have seniority. 
mendocino - Saturday, June 02 2012 @ 02:16 PM EDT (#257589) #

DSL Blue Jays



Pitchers (click column headers to sort)
#  Name  Pos  Bat  Thw  Ht  Wt  DOB  Status  MLB 40-man 
27 Wilfredo Bobonagua P R R 6' 0" 195 02-01-1994 Active No
 1 Miguel Burgos P L L 5' 9" 155 06-16-1995 Active No
   Juan Cabrera P R R 6' 2" 204 09-21-1991 60-day DL No
29 Edgar Calatayud P R R 6' 1" 185 06-10-1992 Active No
21 Greylor Conde P R R 6' 4" 195 06-25-1994 Active No
32 Jorge Contreras P R R 6' 2" 190 10-07-1992 Active No
57 Jimmy Cordero P R R 6' 3" 195 10-19-1991 Active No
39 Manuel Cordova P R R 6' 3" 190 01-17-1995 Active No
   Aderly De La Cruz P R R 6' 4" 180 10-20-1992 Restricted No
25 Luis De La Rosa P R R 6' 2" 170 08-11-1993 Active No
40 Jose Fernandez P L L 6' 3" 170 02-13-1993 Active No
43 Eyerys Guerrero P R R 6' 3" 208 10-14-1992 Active No
   Luillyn Guillen P L L 5' 10" 156 09-19-1988 Restricted No
59 Osman Gutierrez P R R 6' 4" 185 12-15-1994 Active No
26 Wilmin Lara P R R 6' 2" 175 06-05-1994 Active No
50 Manuel Lopez P R R 6' 2" 182 03-02-1991 Active No
   Ronald Manchego P R L 6' 1" 170 05-02-1989 Restricted No
34 Simon Paulino P R R 6' 2" 190 10-20-1989 Active No
51 Angel Perdomo P L L 6' 6" 200 05-07-1994 Active No
28 Carlos Rodriguez P L L 6' 0" 185 01-29-1995 Active No
22 Alejandro Solarte P L L 6' 4" 180 09-22-1994 Active No
37 Jesus Tinoco P R R 6' 4" 190 04-30-1995 Active No
36 Jonathan Torres P L L 6' 4" 190 12-31-1994 Active No
54 Gilberto Vielma P R R 6' 4" 220 11-23-1993 Active No
   Luis Zerpa P R R 6' 1" 190 09-28-1992 Restricted No

Catchers (click column headers to sort)
#  Name  Pos  Bat  Thw  Ht  Wt  DOB  Status  MLB 40-man 
33 Nelson Aguida C R R 6' 1" 180 04-22-1992 Active No
11 Juan Kelly C L R 5' 10" 155 07-16-1994 Active No
17 Kervin Santiago C R R 5' 11" 185 04-05-1993 Active No
38 Andres Sotillo C R R 5' 11" 180 12-28-1993 Active No
48 Roberto Vahlis C R R 5' 10" 190 11-19-1993 Active No

Infielders (click column headers to sort)
#  Name  Pos  Bat  Thw  Ht  Wt  DOB  Status  MLB 40-man 
 5 Deiferson Barreto 2B R R 5' 10" 165 05-19-1995 Active No
20 Ronniel Demorizi 2B S R 6' 0" 170 07-19-1995 Active No
19 Edwin Fuentes SS R R 6' 0" 170 08-14-1994 Active No
15 Gustavo Perinan 3B L R 5' 11" 185 01-02-1995 Active No
 7 Angel Rojas SS R R 5' 11" 160 04-07-1993 Active No

Outfielders (click column headers to sort)
#  Name  Pos  Bat  Thw  Ht  Wt  DOB  Status  MLB 40-man 
18 Cesar Barazarte OF R R 6' 1" 195 04-19-1993 Active No
44 Andres De Aza OF R R 6' 4" 200 11-17-1994 Active No
35 Luis Martin OF R R 6' 4" 210 02-12-1994 Active No
14 Juan Tejada OF R R 6' 3" 180 02-13-1994 Active No


wacker - Saturday, June 02 2012 @ 02:44 PM EDT (#257591) #
Congrats to the unheralded players of Dunedin for being selected All Stars!
finch - Saturday, June 02 2012 @ 06:22 PM EDT (#257599) #

Slightly off topic here but I would go absolutely gaga if the Jays could land the following players:

17. Lance McCullers, RHP, Jesuit HS (FL)

22. David Dahl, OF, Oak Mountain HS (AL)

50. Nick Williams, OF, Ball HS (TX)

58. Keon Barnum, 1B, King HS (FL)

60. Mitchell Traver, Houston Christian HS (TX)


MuCullers is an absolutely beast on the mound. Thereís some signability issues with him as heís represented by Boras. Dahl is Trout comps while Williams has a high ceiling and is compared to Ken Griffey, though those are lofty comps. Barnum has some serious power potential and Traver is a hard throwing 6í7Ē pitcher.

This draft will be interesting to keep track of with all the rules. One thing Iím confident in is that AA and his scouts will be best prepared.


hypobole - Saturday, June 02 2012 @ 09:44 PM EDT (#257604) #
The juggernaut 51's offence, with the just added Vlad Guerrero, gets a real test tonight when they face Trevor Bauer and the Reno Aces.
dan gordon - Sunday, June 03 2012 @ 12:11 AM EDT (#257608) #

Reno leads 4-3 after 6.  Considering it's Bauer, they're doing pretty well, with 9 hits and 2 walks.  Sierra is 3 for 3, Hechavarria and Thames have 2 hits, Lind and D'Arnaud have 1.  Vladdy (batting 3rd in the order) is 0 for 3, as are Gose and Gomes.

Sportsnet reports tonight that Snider should be back in the Vegas lineup very soon.


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