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While the 51s seemed to be reeling from the loss of talent promoted to Toronto, they nonetheless showed they could win with what they had left on Friday night.  And with Adeiny Hechavarria getting the call to Toronto, the 51s seem to be ready to keep the offence going with Mike McDade who brings a big bat to the plate and a great glove to first base.  Time will tell if they can stay close to Sacramento in their division race in the Pacific Coast League.  Let’s not slash our wrists just yet.

Las Vegas 6  Albuquerque 3

Adjusting to the recent promotions, the 51s offence and defence came together to beat Albuquerque behind 5.2 IP from Scott Richmond (8-6).  Relievers Clint Everts, David Carpenter and Chad Beck came on to put the lights out for Albuquerque, shutting them out on no hits in the last 3.1 innings.  Overall, Las Vegas pitching struck out 14 on the evening.

With the bats, Las Vegas managed 9 hits including a first AAA homer from Man Mountain Mike McDade who went 2 for 4 with 4 RBIs.  Mike McCoy (2-5) and Adeiny Hechavarria (1-2, 3BB) also turned in RBIs on the evening.  Newly acquired catcher Tuffy Gosewisch (2-3, 2B) stepped up with a pair of hits, including a double.

New Hampshire 4  Akron 7

Outhit 11-9 and outscored by 3, the Fisher Cats dropped one with Deck McGuire taking his 12 loss of the year with 5.0 IP including a disaster in the first when he allowed 5 earned runs.

Brad Glen (1-3, 2B) and Ryan Schimpf (1-3) booked RBIs on the evening, while Brian Van Kirk went 3 for 4 and Ryan Goins went 2 for 4 with a double.  Koby Clemens (1-4) turned in a double as well.

Dunedin 6  Daytona 2

With the support of 9 hits from the offence, and 12 strikeouts from the pitching staff, the D-Jays downed Daytona with Sean Nolin (9-0) his ninth win without a loss.  Kenny Wilson suffered 2 errors, his 2nd and 3rd of the year.

RBI king for Dunedin was Kevin Pillar (2-4, 3B) who batted in three.  Jon Talley (2-3, 2B) also logged an RBI as did Kevin Ahrens (1-4).  Marcus Knecht (2-4, 2B) turned in the other multi-hit game for Dunedin, smacking a single and a double.

Lansing 1  Dayton 5

Losing pitcher Jesses Hernandez (4-5) went 5.0 innings giving up 4 runs (3 earned) on 7 hits, and striking out 6.  K.C. Hobson booted one for his 12th error of the season.

The Luggies loan RBI came from Hobson (2-4, 2B, 3B) who made his bat make us forget his 12th error of the season.  Hobson’s RBI brings his total for the season to 71.

Vancouver 3  Eugene 1

Vancouver had a hitfest, outslugging Eugene 10 to 2 while winning pitcher Ben White (3-4) turned in an impressive outing allowing just a single run on 2 hits while striking out 4 in 7.0 IP.

RBIs were turned in by Matt Newman (1-3), Jason Leblebijian (2-4, 2B) and Leo Hernandez (2-4).  Ian Parmley got on base 4 of 5 times with three singles and a BB.


Bluefield  vs   Johnson City (Postponed)


GCL Blue Jays 7  GCL Pirates 3

Winning pitcher Alonzo Gonzalez (2-3) went 5.0 IP striking out 2 with 3 ER on 6 hits.  The bullpen shut down the GCL Pirates, pitching hitless and shutout ball for the remaining 4 innings.

Nathan DeSouza (1-4) and Derrick Loveless (1-4) each batted in a pair with singles.  Emilio Guerrero (2-4) had a multi-hit game including a double.  D.J. Davis (1-5) had a double as well.


Three Stars

Third Star            Pitching staff in Las Vegas – totaled 14 K’s on the evening

Second Star        Kevin Pillar – 2-4 with a triple, 3 RBIs

First Star              Man Mountain Mike McDade – 2-4, HR, 4 RBIs

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rpriske - Saturday, August 04 2012 @ 10:19 AM EDT (#261807) #
Adeiny called up!
cybercavalier - Saturday, August 04 2012 @ 12:23 PM EDT (#261812) #
A small note and maybe for fun.

In response to loss of talents from Vegas to Toronto, Buffalo has a few Canadians and former Jays "farmhand" on their roster: Mike Nickeas, Brad Emaus, Russ Adams and Loewen. If Eigsti, Gosewisch, Paul Phillips, Luke Hughes were brought in who cannot get playing time with other teams, why not try Canadians ballplayer first ?

Loewen looks promising last year.

Please take this line lightly, "Eigsti, Gosewisch and Phillips replaced by Guillermo Quiroz, Robinzon Diaz and Loewen. Hughes by Emaus."

John Northey - Saturday, August 04 2012 @ 01:33 PM EDT (#261815) #
The Vegas team is up in the majors pretty much eh?

Top 7 hitters in Vegas by PA...
In Toronto
Adeiny Hechavarria, Anthony Gose, Moises Sierra, David Cooper, Yan Gomes

Still in Vegas
Mike McCoy

Travis d'Arnaud

#10 & 12 are traded (Snider, Thames) while #14 is DL'ed in Toronto (Lind).

Others still in Vegas: Jonathan Diaz, Ricardo Nanita, Chris Woodward, Danny Perales. That is it for 100+ PA guys.

Scary for Vegas fans (and Toronto fans for that matter).

Pitching? Many of the top ones are still there (by IP/G) but it is noteworthy that there are just 3 pitchers out of 26 who've been in Vegas this year that haven't played in the majors yet. The Jays have used 30 (!) pitchers so far (including Mathis who pitched more innings than 2 of the 29 'real' pitchers).

The top 5 in the majors for IP all were in the majors only. #6 was Hutchison who hasn't thrown for LV yet. Cecil is the only guy with 50+ IP for the Jays plus has thrown for Vegas. Laffey will be there next outting, Chavez at 20 IP is next.
hypobole - Saturday, August 04 2012 @ 05:25 PM EDT (#261823) #
Jack Cust has been signed to play in Vegas, per MLBTR.
Original Ryan - Saturday, August 04 2012 @ 06:20 PM EDT (#261826) #
Jack Cust has been signed to play in Vegas, per MLBTR.

It was bound to happen at some point. His name has been linked to the Blue Jays in various rumours for ten years.

John Northey - Saturday, August 04 2012 @ 07:23 PM EDT (#261829) #
Well, someone has to be in the lineup down there. Think about it, 9 guys who were important to Vegas at various times are either in Toronto, traded or DL'ed.
CA/2 at 1B/SS/4 outfielders plus Gomes (1B/CA/3B). Haven't taken their 2B yet otherwise we'd have a full lineup missing for them (put Cooper or Lind at DH and Gomes at 3B). Feel free to cut to 8 with Lind as a 'rehab' (loooong rehab) case.

As to rotation and pen, we have Laffey & Chavez up now, but that's it. Wow, those trades sure helped recover Vegas' rotation and pen as well as helped up here.
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