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A 2-5 Tuesday on the farm with one game cut short due to Mother Nature.


Gwinnett 4 Buffalo 3

Lawrenceville, GA Mauro Gomez brought the Herd back from a 2-0 hole with a two-run homer in the sixth, his 22nd of the year. Gomez went yard again in the eighth for a solo shot in the eighth to bring the Bisons to within a run. Anthony Gose had a three-hit game, including a double and a stolen base, his ninth. He tried stretching his double to a triple but was thrown out in the ninth. That was the second out of the inning already so don't crucify him for breaking the cardinal rule of making the first or last out of the inning at third. On the plus side, Gose threw out a runner at home from left field. Mike McCoy had a 2-for-4 night. Kevin Pillar and Moises Sierra collected doubles. Eugenio Velez had a base hit. Jim Negrych and Sean Ochinko heard ball four once. Luis Jimenez came up empty in four trips to the dish.

The Braves managed 10 hits against Justin Germano (4-7) and scored three times in his six innings of work. One of the runs was unearned due to a Velez error at second. Germano struck out four, walked nobody and racked up seven outs on the ground. Mickey Storey served up a homer in the seventh inning that turned out to be the winning run. Brad Lincoln plunked a hitter but pitched a scoreless eighth.


Reading 0 New Hampshire 0 (Suspended - 2 1/2 Innings)


Manchester, NH
This game is scheduled to be completed today in the bottom of the third. Adam Loewen had a base hit and A.J. Jimenez got a walk off Phillies prospect Jesse Biddle. On the pitching side of things, Ryan Tepera allowed just a hit and a walk over three scoreless frames with two punchouts. His other seven outs were on the grass.


Brevard County 3 Dunedin 1

Viera, FL The D-Jays took a 1-0 lead in the second inning on a Derrick Chung RBI single. That was half of Dunedin's hit total in this one. Oliver Dominguez had the other base hit. Chung and Dominguez also reached base via the base on balls. Marcus Knecht drew two walks while Jon Berti, Nick Baligod and Peter Mooney were able to leisurely stroll to first base once. Mike Crouse, K.C. Hobson and Gustavo Pierre were all 0-for-4.

Casey Lawrence got the start but was gone after one shutout inning in which he walked and struck out a batter. Marco Grifantini (2-2) soaked up the next five innings in which the Brewers affiliate scored twice on five hits and three walks while getting three K's. Lefthander John Anderson pitched the final two frames and yielded a run on two hits and a walk and also struck out three.


Dayton 7 Lansing 1

Dayton, OH Taylor Cole (4-6) was punked for six runs (five earned) on six hits, three hit by pitches and a walk over 2 2/3 innings. He struck out two. Kramer Champlin prevented Cole's line from getting worse by stranding the bases loaded. He pitched 3 1/3 scoreless innings with a pair of hits, a walk and three K's. Wil Browning walked two batters but pitched a shutout frame. Arik Sikula was tuned up for a pair of runs on three hits in the ninth.

An RBI single by Jason Leblebijian in the first inning was all the Lugnuts got against the Reds affiliate. Leblebijian also swiped a bag. Dwight Smith Jr. doubled, walked twice and stole his 14th base of the year. Christian Lopes was 1-for-2 before Jorge Flores took over at second and he also went 1-for-2. Santiago Nessy drew a pair of walks while Kellen Sweeney had one. Dalton Pompey was 0-for-5. Carlos Ramirez, Chris Hawkins and Emilio Guerrero put up a goose egg in a dozen at-bats.


Vancouver 4 Spokane 0


Spokane, WA Lefthander Kyle Anderson (1-0) stymied the Rangers affiliate by holding them down to two hits over six shutout innings. He struck out three, walked nobody and picked up eight groundouts. Anderson retired the last 11 hitters he faced. Alvido Jimenez earned a hold with a shutout inning in which he struck out a batter. Tim Brechbuehler surrendered a pair of hits but matched that with a pair of whiffs in the eighth. Chuck Ghysels struck out a batter in a scoreless ninth.

A David Harris RBI single in the second was all the C's would really need. He was replaced by pinch-runner Jorge Vega-Rosado after his base hit. Daniel Klein singled home another run in the seventh. An Andy Fermin double and a Jordan Leyland single plated the other two runs in the eighth. Klein had the only multi-hit game with two singles. Leyland reached base twice by adding a walk. Vega-Rosado, Ian Parmley, Brenden Kalfus and Justin Atkinson also contributed base knocks. Dickie Thon Jr. and Ronnie Melendez wore the 0-for-4 collar.


Pulaski 7 Bluefield 1

Pulaski, WV Drayton Valley, Alberta lefty Shane Dawson had a rough outing. He was touched up for a two-run homer among his four hits and five runs allowed against the Mariners. Dawson walked one and struck out two. Chase De Jong gave up two runs, one earned, on four hits and walk over three frames but struck out five. He was also hurt by the long ball. Yeyfrey Del Rosario struck out a batter in a scoreless eighth inning.

Dawel Lugo provided the only Jays run with a home run in the ninth. Lugo and Derrick Loveless had two hits with Loveless getting a double. Alexis Maldonado was the only other Jay to make the hit column and he also got a walk. Eric Arce and D.J. Jones both earned bases on balls. John Silviano, Mitch Nay, Matt Dean and Jesus Gonzalez each went 0-for-4 with Gonzalez donning the golden sombrero. Garrett Custons was 0-for-3.


GCL Pirates 3 GCL Blue Jays 2


Bradenton, FL A bases-loaded walk by Anthony Alford in the second and a throwing error by the Bucs shortstop in the third resulted in the Jays only runs. Those runs were answered by the Pirates in the next half-inning. Franklin Barreto and Thomas Collins III each collected two hits and a walk with Barreto getting a double. Andres Sotillo also had a two-hit effort. Alford and Andres De Aza both singled and walked. Roland Segovia was 0-for-1 before being replaced by Will Dupont, who went 0-for-3. Christian Vasquez laid down a bunt in a pinch-hitting role. Gabriel Cenas was 0-for-4 with a run scored. Daniel Devonshire was 0-for-3 and Josh Almonte was 0-for-1 pinch-hitting. Trey Pascazi pinch-ran for De Aza but did not score. The Jays came up empty in 12 at-bats with runners in scoring position and left 12 men on base. They had three straight base hits in the fifth but Barreto was caught stealing. In the ninth, there were runners on the corners when Collins was rung up at the plate to end the game.

Lefthander Oscar Cabrera pitched the first three frames and surrendered two runs on three hits and two walks. He struck out two and got five groundball outs. Southpaw Tim Mayza (0-1) gave up the winning run on three hits, including a triple, over two frames with a pair of K's. Kamakani Usui overcame three hits over two scoreless innings that included a strikeout. Lefty Corey Gorman plunked a batter but pitched a shutout ninth with a punchout.


DSL Blue Jays 10 DSL Mets1 6

San Pedro de Macoris, DR The Jays had to fight back from a 3-0 deficit in this one. Juan Fuente plated the first run with an RBI single in the fifth. They scored three times in the sixth on a wild pitch, an error and a double play. An error scored the first run of a six-run eight inning. Javier Hernandez took one for the team to drive in another. A Fuente sacrifice fly, a two-run triple by Deiferson Barreto and a Richard Urena single capped off the rally. Juan Kelly was on base four times with two hits and two walks. Barreto also enjoyed a two-hit performance and was hit by a pitch. Michael De La Cruz, Juan Tejada and Leudy Garcia also recorded base hits. Tejada, Urena and Ronniel Demorizi all earned a base on balls. Barreto and Hernandez had a stolen base apiece.

Francisco Rios went the first five innings and was charged with three runs on six hits over five frames. He struck out four, walked nobody and collected six groundball outs. Francisco Eduardo (1-0) got a blown save with one run on one hit, three walks and two hit by pitches over two frames. He also struck out four. Rauly Castillo was cuffed around for two runs on two hits and two walks over 1 2/3 innings with one whiff. Jairo Rosario stranded two runners by striking out the final batter of the game to earn his third save.

Boxscores

*** 3 Stars!!! ***


3. Anthony Gose, Buffalo Has gone 4-for-7 with a walk and two stolen bases in his last two games but his season OBP of .325 is seven points higher than his SLG.


2. Mauro Gomez, Buffalo Only 9-for-40 in his last 10 games but six of those hits have been home runs. Has 36 extra-base hits for the Herd this season.


1. Kyle Anderson, Vancouver Has walked just one batter with 11 K's in 16.2 innings.


Wednesday's Probable Starters...

DSL Blue Jays TBA vs. DSL Mets1, 10:30 am ET.
GCL Blue Jays TBA @ GCL Yankees1, 12:00 pm ET.
Buffalo
Thad Weber (2-1, 2.01) @ Gwinnett, 6:05 pm ET.
Dunedin Aaron Sanchez (2-2, 2.96) vs. Lakeland 6:30 pm ET.
New Hampshire Completion of Tuesday game & Marcus Stroman (3-1, 3.77) vs. Reading, 5:35 pm ET.
Lansing Ben White (4-4, 3.84) vs. Fort Wayne, 7:05 pm ET.
Bluefield Alberto Tirado (0-0, 5.40) vs. Burlington, 7:05 pm ET.
Vancouver Jeremy Gabryszwski (1-0, 1.64) vs. Spokane, 9:30 pm ET.
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uglyone - Wednesday, June 26 2013 @ 12:18 PM EDT (#275089) #
Gose was playing LF?

Guess they're worried about Melky. Can't say I blame them.
ramone - Wednesday, June 26 2013 @ 12:37 PM EDT (#275097) #
"Gose was playing LF?"

"Guess they're worried about Melky. Can't say I blame them"

I listened to Marty Brown on the Bisons broadcast he said all 3 OF's will be rotating spots in the OF, usually playing 2 games in one position and then moving. I think they really want to see of Pillar can handle CF and they're looking to see if they have a versatile 4th OF.
finch - Wednesday, June 26 2013 @ 01:33 PM EDT (#275105) #
Is it too early to get excited about Franklin Barreto?
jayBlue - Wednesday, June 26 2013 @ 05:37 PM EDT (#275138) #
Agreed. Don't know how his defense is, but he seems to a man among boys and he's only 16.
ncones - Wednesday, June 26 2013 @ 06:36 PM EDT (#275139) #
really glad to see Lugo and Barreto have hot starts at their respective levels, nice to see some position players with promise in the system.

Unsure what they're doing with Smoral and Gonzales in the GCL Smoral hasn't started in 5 games (still injured?), while random late-round college guys like Matt Dermody are getting starts and Gonzales seems to be being used as a 1-inning reliever (at least through two innings...which is totally a meaningful sample size?!). Very strange to define a guy as a reliever in the GCL, at basically the lowest-possible level. Can't even give a high-draft pick 3 innings as part of the pair system in the lower minors? Even if he is basically a reliever, and almost every draft profile in 2012 noted that he'd probably ultimately profile as a reliever (which is why I thought he was a bad pick that high), still developmentally odd to just give up on that guy SO early and play him like a random NDFA pitcher in the GCL. Jays seem to give up very quickly on expensive, highly-drafted prospects - Comer, Musgrove, now Gonzales? - which begs the question why valuable assets (money, high draft picks) were spent on those players in the first place.

eager to see some of the new HS arms (Bickford, Hollon, Smith, Greene, Ratcliff, mostly) start in mid-July, though. the four new picks who just finished the CWS - Kendall Graveman, Matt Boyd, Chaz Frank, and Chad Girodo, AFAIK - should be playing soon too.

finch - Wednesday, June 26 2013 @ 08:25 PM EDT (#275147) #
I believe Gerry had a write up on the Extended Spring Training guys, like Smoral and Tyler Gonzales. I believe Gonzales has control issues that they've been working on. It's understandable they want to iron those wrinkles out before throwing him into long appearences if not for confidence sake. Smoral had an injury and they too were working on additional pitches (again, I believe).
Mike Green - Wednesday, June 26 2013 @ 08:30 PM EDT (#275148) #
Kevin Pillar has doubled 4 times tonight.  Lots of line drives.
Gerry - Wednesday, June 26 2013 @ 10:35 PM EDT (#275151) #
If Tyler Gonzales was capable of starting now then the Jays would be starting him. It's in their interest to get the maximum value from their prospects. If Gonzales can get his delivery together then he will start to get longer outings but I would guess the Jays are trying to bring him along in baby steps.

The only way the Jays "gave up" on Comer and Musgrove was in trading them. They might not have had a choice depending on trade dynamics or they were smart based on their performances since the trade.

Last year Griffin Murphy was pitching in relief and made some starts later in the season. If Gonzales pitches well he will get that chance. He does have a good arm but he needs to show he knows where its going.

There is a valid question about whether the Jays should have selected Gonzales when they did in the draft. When I was in extended last month I saw a pitcher with a good arm but the Jays were working heavily on simplifying his delivery.
Nigel - Wednesday, June 26 2013 @ 10:55 PM EDT (#275152) #
Gerry, Dragmire appears to be the Bluefield closer. Do you know if this is permanent or just building up innings due to his injury history?
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