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Las Vegas stayed in the hunt in their division with their second win in Tacoma to stay 5 games behind Sacremento in the Pacific Southern of the PCL.  Two offensive weapons returned to the 51s when Hechavarria and Gose were sent down to Las Vegas late in the evening.  New Hampshire, Dunedin, Vancouver and the GCL Blue Jays all won as well.

Las Vegas 4  Tacoma 2

Las Vegas took advantage of Tacomaís pitching and scored their only 4 runs in the first inning on four walks and a pair of singles.  Starter Bill Murphy (6-5) got his 6th win with an impressive 6.0 IP, striking out 3, allowing 5 hits and just a single run.  David Carpenter earned his 4th save in 1.2 IP.

Ricardo Nanita (1-4, RBI) singled in his RBI, and Danny Perales (0-3), Paul Phillips (0-3) and Brian Bocock got theirs forcing in runs on walks.  Luke Hughes (2-5, 2B) had the 51sí only multi-hit game.


New Hampshire 5  New Britain 2

New Hampshire and New Britain each had 11 hits, but the Fisher Cats put more across the dish in front of  5,167 home field faithful.  Starter Yohan Pino (9-7) put up his 9th win in 7.0 IP with 4 Kís, 2 runs and 9 hits.  Brad Glen had a throwing error, his 7th miscue on the season.

Jaysí rehabber Adam Lind went 3-4, but was bested by Brian Van Kirk who went 4-4 with a Homer and 3 runs batted in.  Koby Clemens put in a 2-4 effort with a pair of RBIs.


Dunedin 3  Lakeland 1

Lakeland matched Dunedinís 8 hits, but the D-Jays prevailed behind the winning pitching of Marcus Walden (9-1)  and the save of Danny Barnes (S, 3), each striking out 3. 

Marcus Knecht (2-3) slammed his 13th homer, a solo blast in the 7th inning.  Jon Talley (2-4) also turned in a pair of singles.


Lansing 3  Great Lakes 8

Lansing came up short versus Great Lakes putting up only three runs on 8 hits.  Aaron Munoz (1-3) had an RBI.  Jason Leglegijian (2-4) had the Lugnutsí only multi-hit game and no one managed an extra-base hit for Lansing.


Vancouver 7  Boise 6

The Canadians edged Boise by a run despite being out hit 10-9.  Reliever Zack Breault didnít get a decision, but did strike out 4 in 4.1 IP.  Colton Turner (3-0) took the win in 2.0 IP, allowing 3 hits and striking out one.

Balbino Fuenmayor (2-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBIs) put up major lumber, batting in a pair with a homer in the 7th and adding a double for good measure.  Carlos Ramirez went 3-4 with a triple and an RBI.  Matt Newman, Christian Lopes, and Tucker Frawley also turned in RBIs.


Bluefield 4  Kingsport 7

Kingsport brought the bats to Bluefield and outhit the Blue Jays 10 to 6.  Starter Griffin Murphy struck out 3 and allowed 3 runs on 3 hits including a homer.  Losing pitcher Colby Broussard (0-4) also gave up a homer and three other hits that produced a pair of Kingsport runs.    Mathew Dean (1-3) committed his 23rd error, a bad throw.

Dean did redeem himself batting in a run.  Emilio Guerrero (2-5, 2B) batted in a pair and D.J. Davis (1-3) also had an RBI.


GCL Blue Jays 4  GCL Phillies 2

The Jays did their work in the 4th with three and added a run in the 8th to put the Phillies away behind the winning ways of reliever Jesus Gonzales who inked his first win striking out 3, with 2 hits and one run allowed. Chuck Gyles got his 7th save striking out 1 and allowing one hit in a single IP.

In the fourth,  Gabriel Cenas (1-4) singled and was plated by Jesus Gonzales (1-4, 3B, RBI) with a triple.  Gonzales stole home while George Carrol (0-2) stole second after walking.  Shaun Valeriote (1-3,2B, RBI) Then plated Carroll on a double.  In the 8th Josh Almonte (2-4) tripled and scored on a passed ball.


Three Stars:

Third Star:           Marcus Knecht (2-3, RBI, HR)

Second Star:       Balbino Fuenmayor (2-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBIs)

First Star:            Brian Van Kirk  (4-4 with a Homer and 3RBIs)

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hypobole - Sunday, August 26 2012 @ 04:55 PM EDT (#262676) #
Kudos to Fisher Cats 2B Ryan Schimpf who became the 1st Jays farmhand to reach the 20 HR plateau this season (14 Hr with Dunedin, 6 with NH). I don't know how good a prospect he is, especially defensively, but his overall slash line this year suggests he's someone who needs to be on the 40 man, otherwise he's definitely going to be lost in the Rule 5 draft.
Richard S.S. - Sunday, August 26 2012 @ 08:44 PM EDT (#262685) #
Prior to this year, he was just above average and not ranked highly in the system, usually in 75 -100 range.   At age 24, 5'9", 181, while I don't know how much of a propect he now  is, reports suggest he's good defensively, our best 2B prospect?!?!   If he's putting it together (a 27-32 point increase across the board), then he definitely needs to be on the 40-man.
Marc Hulet - Sunday, August 26 2012 @ 08:56 PM EDT (#262686) #
Schimpf's defense is nothing special. He's limited defensively and is under-sized so his pop may not play overly well in the Majors. I doubt the Jays need to protect him; he's not the type of player that teams covet in the Rule 5 draft.
TamRa - Monday, August 27 2012 @ 04:53 AM EDT (#262690) #
it's pretty much an absolute certainty he WON'T be on the 40.

Too many bigger fish to fry.

There are six impending free agents, assuming options are picked up on Oliver and Davis - and six guys who will need to be transferred back from the 60 day DL

Then you have to clear some room off if yu are going to add ANYONE, not counting the room you want to have if you add a free agent.

You might try a gentleman's agreement with Litsch and DFA him. Hou can cut McCoy of course, and think about how important Carreno and Beck are to you. But beyond that, free spots are hard to come by.

Antonio Jimenez has to be first in line for a spot, I would think. Matt Wright is right there, and I saw a tweet the other day that said scouts were raving about Magnuson lately but there might not be room for him (look for an October trade there maybe)

I'll bet Marc would tell you if you did have another spot marcus Walden might be more promising than Schimpf - in terms of being at risk to be drafted.

I can't see any scenario where Schimpf is protected.

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