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The affiliates split their eight games on Tuesday but were 2-3 in games featuring shutouts. On the plus side, there was an inside-the-park home run that clinched a victory and another Canadian Canadians pitcher had a strong debut in a Vancouver uniform.

Buffalo 1 Columbus 0

Columbus, OH The Herd produced the winning run in the eighth when Andy LaRoche worked a leadoff walk, ran to third on a Ryan Goins double and scored on a Sean Ochinko sacrifice fly. The Bisons had just four hits with Ochinko, Mauro Gomez and Moises Sierra making a dent in the hit column. Kevin Pillar and Anthony Gose were both 0-for-4.

Justin Germano
(7-7) hung around long enough for the win, throwing 7 2/3 shutout innings with just five hits and a walk on his ledger. He struck out five and piled up 13 outs on the ground. Tommy Hottovy walked a batter but struck out another to strand a runner for Germano. Brad Lincoln survived a hit and struck out a batter in the ninth to pick up his fifth save.

Bowie 9 New Hampshire 7

Bowie, MD Drew Hutchison got the start in this one and surrendered three runs over 3 1/3 innings on three hits and a walk. He struck out three and 35 of his 57 pitches were called strikes. Tyson Brummett (1-5) allowed a solo homer and one other hit in 2 2/3 innings while whiffing two. Dustin Antolin was hammered for five runs on five hits and a walk over two-thirds of an inning. Randy Boone cleaned things up with 1 1/3 perfect innings and a strikeout.

A two-run homer by Kenny Wilson in the second inning lifted the Fisher Cats to an early 3-0 lead after two innings.  A.J. Jimenez put New Hampshire on the board with a sacrifice fly in the first. They rallied for four runs in the ninth, highlighted by a Jack Murphy RBI single and an Andy Burns bases-loaded walk. Wilson had a two-hit night, walked once and stole a base. Adam Loewen also got on base three times with two hits and a base on balls. Jimenez was 0-for-4 but was credited with two RBI. 

Dunedin 2 Bradenton 1

Bradenton, FL
Trailing 1-0 after six innings, Dunedin responded with the tying run in the seventh when Matt Newman doubled home a Marcus Knecht two-bagger. They scored the go-ahead run in the eighth when Jon Berti doubled home a Nick Baligod single. Baligod had three hits and Oliver Dominguez had two. Knecht was hit by a pitch to reach base twice. K.C. Hobson had a walk but Mike Crouse went down on strikes three times in his four at-bats.

Scott Copeland (9-5) gave up a hit an inning but struck out a batter an inning over eight frames of one-run ball. He hit a batter but walked nobody and his ground ball/fly ball ratio was 12-1. Ajay Meyer struck out two in the ninth for his seventh save of the year.

South Bend 4 Lansing 0

Lansing, MI Another mixed bag of an outing for Daniel Norris (0-7). He kept the Diamondbacks affiliate off the board but they got to him for single runs in the second, third and fourth over his four innings of work. The damage was done on six hits and a walk. On the plus side, he struck out six. I'm sure Lugnut Fan, if he was watching, will have more details on how Norris looked. Lefty Efrain Nieves suffered an unearned run on two hits and a walk but struck out seven in 3 1/3 innings. Tucker Donahue stranded a runner for Nieves and retired both hitters he faced. Arik Sikula worked a one-hit ninth.

The Lugnuts had just six hits, which were divided evenly between Emilio Guerrero, Dwight Smith Jr. and Carlos Ramirez. Smith Jr. stole his 18th base of the season. Christian Lopes had a walk. Santiago Nessy struck out twice, going 0-for-4.

Vancouver 7 Eugene 0

Ian Parmley scoring a run against Tri-City June 30 was the first to touch home plate Tuesday night in Eugene. That turned out to be the only run Vancouver would need.

Brenden Kalfus helped put the game on ice with his first professional home run. He is batting .277 this season.

Eugene, OR The Canadians managed to salvage a split of their eight game road trip to start the second half. Leadoff man Ian Parmley set the tone with a leadoff walk to begin the game. He stole second base and scampered home on an error by the second baseman. Dan Arcila set the tone for the second inning with a leadoff dinger, his first of the year. A bases-loaded walk by Justin Atkinson produced another run in the third. Brenden Kalfus went yard for the first time this season, connecting on a two-run shot in the fifth. L.B. Dantzler slammed his seventh homer of 2013 in the seventh, bringing home a Dickie Thon Jr. triple. Thon Jr., Dantzler and Kalfus all had two-hit games with Kalfus earning a free pass. Parmley was 0-for-3 but walked three times. Seth Conner singled and walked but struck out three times. Justin Atkinson singled but also had a hat trick.

Lefthander Shane Dawson put together four shutout innings in his Vancouver debut. The Drayton Valley, Alberta native limited the Padres affiliate to one hit and two walks while striking out six. Two of his three outs in play were on the ground. Fellow southpaw Matt Dermody was even more dominant, allowing just one hit and striking out four over two innings. Garrett Pickens kept the shutout going with two innings of one-hit ball, striking out one. Chuck Ghysels allowed one hit but struck out two to close up shop in the ninth.

Bluefield 5 Danville 0

Bluefield, WV Matt Dean deposited a baseball over the fence to give the Jays a 1-0 lead in the fifth. Mitch Nay also hit a three-run homer but the baseball stayed in the park, capping off the four-run rally in the sixth. Nico Taylor doubled home the other run. Dean had the only two-hit night. D.J. Davis and Tim Locastro singled and walked. Lydell Moseby had a pinch-hit single.

Chase DeJong scattered five hits and hit a batter over four shutout innings. He struck out seven and two of his three outs in play were on the grass. Alvido Jimenez (1-0) was the beneficiary of the offensive explosion, delivering two shutout innings of one-hit ball while striking out five. Phil Kish, not to be confused with "Kill Phish", had a succesful debut with Bluefield, striking out one and getting four ground ball outs over two perfect innings. Southpaw Francisco Gracesqui pitched a clean ninth with one punchout.

GCL Yankees1 9 GCL Blue Jays 5

Dunedin, FL Dunedin opened the scoring in the first when "TC3" - Thomas Collins III - tripled and raced home on a wild pitch. Frankin Barreto singled home a run in the third inning. The other three runs came in the sixth on an Edwin Fuentes single, a Dan Jansen groundout and an Andres De Aza sacrifice fly. Barreto led the charge with three hits and stole his seventh base of the year. Fuentes had two hits and John Tolisano drew two walks.

Connor Greene
(1-1) pitched four innings in which the Yankees scored three runs on five hits and a walk. He struck out a batter and induced four ground ball outs. Jacob Brentz faced four batters and did not get anyone out in his professional debut. The lefthander was charged with four runs on a hit and three walks. Jose Fernandez permitted two inhertied runners to score but was not charged with one himself in his inning of work, which featured one hit and one strikeout. Lefty Daniel Lietz was beaten up for two runs on five hits and two walks in three innings. Drew Permison finished up with a clean inning, striking out a batter.

DSL Braves 4 DSL Blue Jays 0

San Pedro de Macoris, DR An unearned run in the second inning against Francis Eduardo (2-2) was all the Braves would need. They scored two times against Eduardo on four hits and two walks over five innings. Eduardo struck out one and produced eight outs on the ground. Lefty Jonathan Torres surrendered the other two runs on two hits and a walk in one inning. Osman Gutierrez survived a hit and a walk to pitch a scoreless inning. Manuel Cordova was perfect in the eighth, striking out one.

Leudy Garcia had the lone extra-base hit with a double. Juan Kelly singled and walked while Rodrigo Orozco walked twice. Jean Almanzar had the other hit while Richard Urena drew a base on balls.


3. Matt Dean, Bluefield Severe platoon split, hitting .361 against lefties but just .241 against righties. Batting .357 in his last 10 games.

2. Scott Copeland, Dunedin Has allowed just two runs over his last three starts, covering 17 1/3 innings. Averaging just over 2.5 ground ball outs per fly ball out.

1. Justin Germano, Buffalo Gained a measure of revenge against Columbus, who whacked him for six runs over 4 1/3 innings in his previous start. Four of his last five outings have been quality starts.

Wednesday's Probable Starters...

DSL Blue Jays TBA @ DSL Brewers, 10:30 pm ET.
GCL Blue Jays TBA vs. GCL Braves, 12:00 pm ET.
Lansing Kendall Graveman (0-0, 8.53) vs. South Bend, 12:05 pm ET.
Dunedin Jesse Hernandez (5-9, 3.53) @ Bradenton, 6:30 pm ET.
Buffalo Chien-Ming Wang (6-6, 2.62) @ Columbus, 7:05 pm ET.
New Hampshire TBA @ Bowie, 7:05 pm ET.
Bluefield Zak Wasilewski (3-1, 3.95) vs. Danville, 7:05 pm ET.
Vancouver TBA vs. Hillsboro, 10:05 pm ET.
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Richard S.S. - Wednesday, July 31 2013 @ 03:03 AM EDT (#277307) #
So basically those prospects in Buffalo, New Hampshire and Dunedin matter, while those in Lansing and Vancouver try to matter and those in Bluefield, GCL and DSL try to matter to try to matter,
Lugnut Fan - Wednesday, July 31 2013 @ 05:11 AM EDT (#277308) #
Would have liked to have been there #2, unfortunately I was unable to attend.
Mike Green - Wednesday, July 31 2013 @ 03:39 PM EDT (#277339) #
Clint Hollon went 3 more shutout innings in Rookie ball today. 
Kelekin - Wednesday, July 31 2013 @ 04:16 PM EDT (#277344) #
Matt Smoral didn't give up a hit. That being said, all three times he hasn't allowed a hit this year, he's given up 3 or 4 BB.
JB21 - Wednesday, July 31 2013 @ 06:30 PM EDT (#277354) #
Pat just told us that the A's have such a good record in extra innings because... they have a good record in 1 run games.
rtcaino - Thursday, August 01 2013 @ 12:30 AM EDT (#277364) #
Stroman's last 10 starts: 61ip, 40h, 17bb, 76k, 6hr
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