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The good Chad Jenkins made a rare appearance in New Hampshire. The bullpens struggled in both Las Vegas and Vancouver, which lead to late-game meltdowns totalling 16 runs in four innings.

Salt Lake 13 Las Vegas 6

The Angels affiliate stormed back late in the game to score eight runs in the final two frames to steal the game. Veteran hurler Tim Redding's nightmare season continued as he allowed seven of those late-game runs. Fellow relievers Clint Everts and Jerry Gil were also torched. Starter Scott Richmond allowed three home runs, and a total of five runs in 6.0 innings. At the late, Eric Thames increased his batting average to .335 with three hits, including a solo homer. Mike McCoy had two hits, as did Mark Sobolewski. The latter player also stole home. Moises Sierra was 0-for-3 with two walks and a K.

Altoona 3 New Hampshire 2

Chad Jenkins had a solid start by allowing just one run in seven innings. He walked one and struck out six. Sam Dyson took the loss when allowed two runs (one earned) in 1.1 innings. He allowed three hits during the blown save. Brad Glenn went 2-for-3 with a double and a walk but he was also caught stealing twice. Ryan Goins went 1-for-3 with two walks. He was also picked off first base. Koby Clemens went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and a walk.

Dunedin 8 Charlotte 2

Brandon Morrow's first rehab start went well from a performance perspective. He allowed three hits and a walk in 3.0 innings. He struck out two and did not allow a run. Sean Nolin returned after more than a month on the disabled list and worked a hitless, scoreless 2.2 innings. He walked one and struck out two batters. Alan Farina continued to struggle and allowed two runs in two-thirds of an inning. Jon Talley had three hits at the plate. Marcus Knecht, Jon Jones and Jack Murphy each had two hits. Murphy slugged a three-run homer. Ryan Schimpf went deep for his only hit in four at-bats. He also walked. Justin Jackson was the only regular not to get a hit and his average dropped to .207. His time in the organization might be coming to an end after this season.

Lansing 11 South Bend 10

The Lugnuts survived an outstanding start to the game by Archie Bradley, one of the top pitching prospects in all of baseball. He dominated early but tired and ended up allowing five runs in 4.2 innings. He struck out 11 Lugnuts. Lansing's Blake McFarland gave up four runs on nine hits and a walk over 4.0 innings. Krame Champlin then came in and allowed one run in 2.0 innings. Brandon Berl and Ian Kadish were beat around but Shawn Griffith pitched a scoreless ninth to help the club seal the victory. Utility man Chris Peters had three hits and two RBI. Shane Optiz also got three base knocks, including a double. Kipp Schutz drove in three runs with two hits. Chris Hawkins and Kevin Patterson also had two hits each. Kenny Wilson went 1-for-2 with two walks and three runs scored. He also stole three bases and has 41 on the year.

Everett 11 Vancouver 6

The Mariners affiliate got some redemption after a well-publicized drubbing by 17-year-old Roberto Osuna on Saturday. The club scored eight runs in the seventh and eighth innings to defeated the Canadians. Ben White had another so-so start and allowed three runs in 6.0 innings. Kyle Anderson was slammed for five runs in 1.1 innings. Jon Lucas was also hit around for three runs in one-third of an inning. Jason Leblebijian had two hits but also struck out three times. Balbino Fuenmayor drove in three runs and was 1-for-5. Art Charles was 0-for-4 with 2 Ks. Ian Parmley went 1-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored. Derrick Chung was 1-for-3 with a double, walk, RBI and run scored.

Greenville 8 Bluefield 7

Tucker Jensen allowed five runs in 4.0 innings. He allowed seven hits and walked just one batter. Oddly, he struck out seven. Les Williams allowed two runs in 1.2 innings. Shane Davis was the only pitcher to keep the Astros affiliate off the board with 1.2 scoreless innings. Julio Carmona took the loss despite striking out four batters in 2.0 innings. Jacob Anderson continues to improve from a sluggish start to the year. His three hits helped raised his average to .223. Christian Lopes had two doubles and drove in three runs. Dwight Smith Jr. also had two hits. Eric Arce was 1-for-3 with a walk and two Ks. Dickie Thon had two hits, including a solo homer. Matt Dean went 0-for-4 with two Ks.

GCL Jays - Off Day

DSL Angels 2 DSL Blue Jays 1 (12 innings)

The Jays hitters managed just four hits in 12 innings but the pitching was mostly excellent. Jose Fernandez worked five scoreless innings, allowing just three hits (no walks). He struck out four. Greylor Conde allowed one run in 4.0 innings and did not walk or strike out anyone. Wilmin Lara took the loss after allowing four walks in 2.2 innings. Angel Rojas, Edwin Fuentes, Cesar Barazarte, and Juan Tejada had the hits for the Jays. Leudy Garcia was 0-for-5 with 3 Ks.

The Three Stars

3. Jose Fernandes, 5.0 scoreless innings

2. Chris Peters, 3 hits, 2 RBI

1. Chad Jenkins, 1 run, 7 K in 7.0 IP

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bpoz - Monday, July 30 2012 @ 01:14 PM EDT (#261325) #
Sam Dyson is doing OK. 27 appearances 60IP. On about Aug 18 it will be 20 days since his demotion. I would hate to see him burn an option with less than 2 weeks before rosters expand. I expect him to be on the 2013 minors to majors shuttle, so that he can continue to develop, so the option saved has value IMO.

I do not know if he could develop into a starter or not.
92-93 - Monday, July 30 2012 @ 01:18 PM EDT (#261326) #
I like that thought, bpoz. However, August 8th is the date you were looking for, not August 18th. That makes it 3 weeks of potentially having to carry a player you don't want just to prevent the burning of an option. Although when Carreno & Carpenter are the back end, it wouldn't be the worst idea.
Magpie - Monday, July 30 2012 @ 01:27 PM EDT (#261327) #
I would hate to see him burn an option with less than 2 weeks before rosters expand.

Dyson has already been optioned to the minors this year. (Options refer to seasons, not transactions.)
Magpie - Monday, July 30 2012 @ 01:29 PM EDT (#261328) #
Never mind, I see what you what you were thinking.
PeterG - Monday, July 30 2012 @ 01:39 PM EDT (#261329) #
can someone explain whether an option has been burned and why or why not or not concerning Dyson?
Magpie - Monday, July 30 2012 @ 01:44 PM EDT (#261330) #
Dyson was added to the 40 man roster at the beginning of July, and optioned to New Hampshire on July 19. Once he spends 20 days in the minors, he's used up one of his option years. (Hence the discussion above about bringing him back by August 8.)
bpoz - Monday, July 30 2012 @ 01:50 PM EDT (#261331) #
Thanks 92-93 for your input. I think you have to somehow assign value to these factors.

I general the 6,7,8 man in the pen can be anyone. Our current candidates should not affect our playoff chances. Janssen, Oliver, Lyons,Fraser & Happ will have to do the heavy lifting for the pen. Morrow will need a 25 man spot as soon as he is ready. Hopefully it is not too hard to protect that option.
Magpie - Monday, July 30 2012 @ 01:52 PM EDT (#261332) #
I wouldn't worry about it, anyway. If they don't bring him back back on August 8, 2013 and 2014 are his remaining option years. He'll still have until the end of spring training in 2015 to establish himself as an MLB reliever. And if he can't do that... someone else gets a chance. There is no shortage of pitchers who can help you.
Gerry - Monday, July 30 2012 @ 01:55 PM EDT (#261333) #
Tweet from Matt Smoral today:

Threw a live BP today and felt great. Keep making progress!
PeterG - Monday, July 30 2012 @ 02:24 PM EDT (#261335) #
Thanks for the explanation Magpie. I am sure consideration will be given to bringing him up by the 8th depending upon the makeup of the pen at that time. As we have seen so far this year, it is very much a fluid situation.
TamRa - Monday, July 30 2012 @ 02:53 PM EDT (#261337) #
f the bullpen was crowded, I'd say don't sweat it. but if the only "loss" is Dyson relative to Andrew Carpenter or Carreno, then I'd act to save the option. Neither of those is any more than a fungible warm body this year.

On the other hand, Frasor will be back at some point and it's not impossible David Carpenter or Marcus Stroman could be in the mix at some point so there may be more moving parts than that.
China fan - Monday, July 30 2012 @ 03:21 PM EDT (#261339) #
Dyson has allowed 4 runs in 6.1 innings since his demotion from the Jays. His major-league stint wasn't very impressive either. Let's wait and see how he does in New Hampshire over the next week or so, and then debate whether he should be called up.

A better bet would be David Carpenter, who has significant major-league experience and has been pitching well in Las Vegas (only 1 hit allowed in 4.2 innings). I'd predict that he's more likely to be called up before Dyson is considered.

But with the layers of fringe pitchers in the Jays bullpen (Crawford, Carreno, Andrew Carpenter) and with the likelihood that J. A. Happ will join the rotation at some point, the Jays might need to promote several minor-league pitchers over the next couple weeks. Dyson still has a chance to be one of them.
SJE - Monday, July 30 2012 @ 03:32 PM EDT (#261340) #
Dyson 6.1 innings 1 earned run. Has pitched fairly well.
Gerry - Monday, July 30 2012 @ 03:42 PM EDT (#261342) #
Joe Musgrove is scheduled to pitch two innings of relief in Bluefield tonight, for the Astros against his old team. Daniel Norris takes the mound for the Jays.
MatO - Monday, July 30 2012 @ 03:47 PM EDT (#261344) #

Ryan Borucki, who was the biggest bonus baby of this year's draft after the 3rd round, made a memorable GCL debut today by striking out the side.

China fan - Monday, July 30 2012 @ 03:48 PM EDT (#261345) #
"....Dyson 6.1 innings 1 earned run...."

Thanks for the correction. I didn't notice that 3 of the 4 runs against him were unearned. He also has 5 strikeouts and zero walks, but allowed 5 hits. I guess it will depend on what the scouts are saying about him. I'd still rank David Carpenter as the more likely to be promoted.
PeteMoss - Monday, July 30 2012 @ 03:52 PM EDT (#261346) #
Unless Dyson is potentially going to be used as a starter... I doubt there's much concern about the option year. If he hasn't established himself by 2015 (2013/14 option years), I doubt its a big worry to lose a RP to waivers.
PeterG - Monday, July 30 2012 @ 03:56 PM EDT (#261347) #
I think they want to leave David Carpenter in LV for a bit in order to work on expanding his repertoire. Could be a steal in the Astos trade, I think.
China fan - Monday, July 30 2012 @ 05:08 PM EDT (#261350) #
In other news, it seems that Mike McDade has finally been promoted to Las Vegas. He will replace Cooper at 1B.

McDade has cooled off lately, and his .791 OPS this season is only marginally better than last year, even though he is repeating the AA level. Still, after more than a year and a half at New Hampshire, it's time to see how he responds to a promotion. I agree that he's not exactly banging on the AAA door, but he's still only 23 and there's still time for him to climb up the prospect ladder.
Hodgie - Monday, July 30 2012 @ 05:59 PM EDT (#261355) #
A nice debut by Borucki indeed. In my mind he is one of the more interesting prospects from this past Jay's draft and I am looking forward to following his progression. An 18 year old, 6'4" port-sider with a low 90's fastball, good command and projection is a very interesting prospect.
Hodgie - Monday, July 30 2012 @ 06:48 PM EDT (#261356) #
Seemingly lost in Osuna's accomplishments the other night was the fact that he also broke FIP. Fangraphs is reporting that his FIP after his debut sits at a robust -1.40. So, with an ERA that stands 1.40 runs above his FIP he is bound to improve in his next few starts, that whole regression to the mean thing?
Gerry - Monday, July 30 2012 @ 06:52 PM EDT (#261357) #
The domino effect:

Lind to DL
Cooper to major leagues
Mike McDade to AAA
Ryan Schimpf to AA
Kenny Wilson to Dunedin
Nick Baligod to Lansing
92-93 - Monday, July 30 2012 @ 07:05 PM EDT (#261358) #
Aroldis Chapman holds the stake to breaking FIP. His is at -0.76 for the entire month of July. 13.1ip 6h 0r 2bb 30k
Hodgie - Monday, July 30 2012 @ 07:17 PM EDT (#261359) #
As well as breaking hearts of Jays fans everywhere, oh what could have been. Speaking of fragile body parts, Dylan Bundy may not have broken FIP but apparently he has no regard for your knees....
Mike Green - Monday, July 30 2012 @ 08:03 PM EDT (#261362) #
I was afraid that he had given somebody multiple fractures of the patella from a fastball instead of severe buckling from one of the best curveballs I have seen in a long, long time.
scottt - Monday, July 30 2012 @ 08:30 PM EDT (#261364) #
McDade to AAA is interesting. Is that because both Gomes and Cooper are up?
Gerry - Monday, July 30 2012 @ 09:21 PM EDT (#261367) #
Brandon Morrow is "into" class A games, he and the Dunedin pitching coach were ejected in the eighth inning of Dunedin's game tonight.
scottt - Monday, July 30 2012 @ 10:01 PM EDT (#261368) #
Ejected from the bench?
Gerry - Monday, July 30 2012 @ 11:32 PM EDT (#261369) #
Milb has changed the game recap and Morrow is no longer listed as being ejected. The Dunedin game story says Kevin Nolan, who is on the DL, was ejected along with Dharold Knowles.
ayjackson - Tuesday, July 31 2012 @ 12:18 AM EDT (#261370) #

The raw but talented Jacob Anderson may be figuring things out at Bluefield.  He's hitting .364/.389/.576 over his past 10 games.

Former top prep lefty Griffin Murphy may also be getting a clue.  In mostly 3 inning appearances, Griffin has allowed 16 hits, 7 walks and K'd 22 in 22.1 IP.

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