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The Bluefield kids had their hitting shoes on. Dawel Lugo was 5-5, Mitch Nay 3-5 and DJ Davis 2-5, all with home runs. Mike Nickeas hit a walk off home run for Buffalo. Lansing had a nice come from behind win. Tom Robson led Vancouver to a nice win. New Hmapshire and Dunedin were shutout. For the second straight night a Blue Jay team was almost no-hit. Dunedin didn't get their first hit until the ninth inning. The GCL Jays lost as Matt Smoral struggled with his control again.

Pawtucket 3  Buffalo 5 

This game came down to the ninth inning tied 2-2. Clint Robinson made an error on the first hitter of the inning and that hitter scored later on a ground out to put Pawtucket up 3-2. Up to that point the Bisons had been stymied by the knuckleballer Charlie Haeger and Franklin Morales. Morales got Moises Sierra out to start the ninth then gave way to Jose Contreras. Contreras struck out Andy LaRoche but then walked Kevin Pillar. Ricardo Nanita doubled in a run to tie the game and then Mike Mickeas homered for the win.

The Bisons had only 5 hits, Mauro Gomez had 2. Anthony Gose was 0-3 with a walk. Pillar came on as a pinch hitter and was 0-1 with a walk. Thad weber went seven innings and was charged with 2 runs.


New Hampshire 0  Richmond 5

Marcus Walden had one bad inning, the third. In that inning five straight Richmond hitters had a hit leading to four runs. In total walden went 7 innings and gave up 8 hits, so two hits outside of the third inning. Walden also had 9 strikeouts.

The Fisher Cats had only 3 hits. Andy Burns and AJ Jimenez each were 0-4.


Palm Beach 7  Dunedin 0

The Jays did not have a hit until the ninth, Matt Newman singled leading off the inning but that was followed by a double play.

The normally reliable Austin Bibens-Dirkx took the loss, he was charged with 4 runs in 5.2 innings.


Lansing 5  Fort Wayne 3

Lansing trailed 3-0 before 2 runs in the fifth and 3 in the sixth gave them the lead for good. Ben White started and went seven innings, long enough to get the win.

In the fifth Jordan Leyland and Jason Leblebijian singled, Dwight Smith doubled in a run and a second run scored on a ground out. In the sixth Dan Klein doubled in 2 runs and Smith singled to score another. Smith and Carlos Ramirez were 2-4, Chris Hawkins was 3-5.


Hillsboro 2   Vancouver 8

Tom Robson had a nice start although it got off to a rough start. Robson gave up a run in the first inning but then settled down to go six innings with just the one run allowed. Robson also had six K's which was a lot for him. Matt Dermody pitched two innings and had a binary result, the hitter either singled, four times, or struck out, all six hitters. Dermody was charged with an unearned run.

The Canadians bunched a lot of their hits, six of their runs were scored by the first three hitters in the lineup. Chaz Frank was 2-2 with 2 walks, and his hits were a double and a triple. Andy Fermin and LB Dantzler were each 2-4.


Bluefield 14  Elizabethton 6

The Jays scored aerly and often, they led 8-1 after two innings and cruised from there. Some of their big names were the starts on this night. Dawel Lugo went 5-5 with a double and a home run. Mitch Nay was 3-5 with a home run. DJ Davis was 2-5 with a triple and a home run. Derrick Loveless also had 2 hits.

Jairo Labourt went 4 innings, he gave up a run and his ERA is now 1.35.


GCL Blue Jays 3  GCL Tigers 8

A 5 run seventh broke a 3-3 tie. In that inning Matt Smoral pitched. His control problems came back, a walk, two hit batters and a single scored a run and loaded the bases. Kamakani Usui relieved Smoral and let the three runners score. He took the loss. Jacob Brentz also pitched, he loaded the bases on a couple of walks and a hit batter but he got three outs without a run scoring. Corey Gorman started and gave up 3 runs in 6 innings.

The Jays put together 5 hits in the third inning to score their 3 runs. The Jays outhit the Tigers 14-9 but lost. John Tolisano and Rowdy Tellez had three hits each. Tom Collins and Gabriel Cenas had two hits each. Cenas has been hitting well but he is still looking for a defensive position. He DH'd in this game.



3 Stars

#3 - (tie) Mitch Nay and Chaz Frank

#2 - Mike Nickeas

#1 - Dawel Lugo




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Mike Green - Sunday, August 04 2013 @ 09:58 AM EDT (#277561) #
Bluefield is where the action is.  Dawel Lugo is now at .297/.321/.494 as an 18 year old shortstop in the Appy League- 6 homers, 5 walks and only 23 strikeouts in 160 PAs.  Mitch Nay is at .319/.393/.458 as a 19 year old third baseman with 4 homers, 18 walks and only 22 strikeouts in 160 PAs.  D.J. Davis had 6 PAs yesterday- homered, tripled, walked and struck out 3 times, and stole a base.  He just turned 19 and has a .255/.340/.468 line with 4 homers, 17 walks and 48 strikeouts in 168 PAs.

Dwight Smith Jr. continues to come on.  He doubled, singled and walked yesterday.  His line for the year- .283/.369/.403- with 41 walks and 61 strikeouts in 360 PAs is not bad at all for a 20 year old centerfielder in the Midwest League.  Since the All-Star break, he's at .312/.410/.486 with an even W/K. 

finch - Sunday, August 04 2013 @ 12:25 PM EDT (#277562) #

Has anyone seen Kyle Drabek pitch this season? I wonder how he's looking? More in terms of his poise on the mound. I know when with Toronto, he would get frustrated and down on himself. Is this still the case or has he matured in that aspect of his game?

It seemed like one missed call or one walk and he was lost mentally for the majority of his games, when in the MLB. It was definitely a crutch of his.

#2JBrumfield - Sunday, August 04 2013 @ 03:11 PM EDT (#277566) #
I was at last night's game at the Nat to watch Tom Robson in action and he did not disappoint his hometown folks. He had a rocky beginning with a double off the right field wall, a wild pitch and a walk in the first inning but settled down with a ground ball double play that plated the only run he gave up. He allowed a pair of two-out singles in the second but stranded them. He had just one more baserunner to deal with the rest of the way. He set down 11 in a row before a one-out single in the sixth and retired 13 of his last 14.

Robson's fastball was around 90-92 for most of the night and touched 93 on one strikeout. His breaking ball was about 75-76 and threw a changeup around 84-85. Matt Dermody struck out the side twice and would have had a shutout inning had David Harris not let a ball go through the wickets at second base, resulting in an unearned run. Most of his K's registered in the low to high 80's range. Justin James finished up. I believe his fastest pitch was 86-87.

It was nice to see L.B. Dantzler back in the lineup and he had a double in his last at-bat before giving way to Dan Arcila on the basepaths. Dickie Thon Jr. was not in the lineup again last night as Christian Vazquez played short. Mike Reeves, whose batting average has plummeted to the low .300s after spending a good while in the .400 range delivered a big two-out, two-run single to give the C's the lead for good in the first.

On a final note, Melvin Garcia made the catch of the year. He dove headlong into foul territory to snare a ball for the first out in the fifth inning. I'm glad he didn't wind up killing himself after that because he was getting close to the wall. It really was an awesome catch and probably the best I've seen at the Nat since going to C's games last year.

We'll see what Alberta's Shane Dawson can do today on the mound as the C's try to win this five-game set.
uglyone - Sunday, August 04 2013 @ 04:10 PM EDT (#277569) #
Shi Davidi @ShiDavidi
#BlueJays prospect Roberto Osuna underwent Tommy John surgery last week. Could be pitching again by next July, AFL afterwards

good. wish they had done it a couple of months ago, to be honest. but I'm glad it's getting taken care of now.
finch - Sunday, August 04 2013 @ 04:12 PM EDT (#277570) #
I just wanted to add on Tom Robson that he used his changeup more frequently the second time through the order; I'm guessing to keep the hitters off balance. He predominantly used his fastball to get ahead of hitters but did throw his curve a few times to try to get ahead. He attacked the Hillsboro hitters quite a bit. He's got excellent poise on the mound and didn't let the early runners on get to him.
uglyone - Sunday, August 04 2013 @ 04:12 PM EDT (#277571) #
Hutch on a 75pc limit in his 2nd AA rehab outing: 4.1ip, 3h, 1xbh, 1er, 1bb, 7k

Norris finally with a legit dominating outing today, too: 5.0ip, 3h, 0xbh, 0r, 0bb, 7k
PeterG - Sunday, August 04 2013 @ 04:41 PM EDT (#277572) #
Drabek and Hutch, particularly the former,  must be nearing the end of their respective rehab assignments....only being allowed 30 days.. Anyone have the exact numbers or dates rehab assignment started. Does Drabek have any remaining options? I am sure that Hutch has at least 2, maybe 3.
CeeBee - Sunday, August 04 2013 @ 05:44 PM EDT (#277575) #
Nice game for the Canadians today by Shane Dawson.
5IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 9K
Gerry - Sunday, August 04 2013 @ 06:12 PM EDT (#277576) #
Drabek and Hutchison were optioned down earlier so they are not on rehab assignments, they are using an option.
CeeBee - Sunday, August 04 2013 @ 06:27 PM EDT (#277578) #
I imagine we will see them in September when the rosters expand unless there are trades and or injuries before then.
Mike Green - Sunday, August 04 2013 @ 07:19 PM EDT (#277581) #
Lots of good news today.  Daniel Norris has an excellent outing- 5 shutout innings, 0 walks and 7 Ks.  Drew Hutchison wasn't quite as good in double A, but recovered after the first three batters reached base.  Bluefield put up a 10 spot in the fourth inning.  Dawel Lugo is 3-3 so far and Mitch Nay is 1-2 with a walk.  I think that I have a new favourite prospect...
john boccabella - Sunday, August 04 2013 @ 07:51 PM EDT (#277584) #
Gerry said
"Drabek and Hutchison were optioned down earlier so they are not on rehab assignments, they are using an option."

Strange on Hutchison, i remember calculating that  if they had not, they would have saved on option.
Rehab started July 15th, so could have kept him to August 13th, when he would be optioned
if he was recalled Sept 1, that would be less than 20 days on minor league roster, and not count as an option year. 
wonder why they did that? 

Richard S.S. - Sunday, August 04 2013 @ 09:21 PM EDT (#277588) #
Kyle Drabek started pitching in games June 22 pitching 2.1 innings in Dunedin (5 hits, 2 ER, 1 SO). He was taken off the 60-Day D.L. before this. Kyle looks to have used his 2nd option this season.

Drew Hutchison started pitching in games July 14 pitching 2.0 innings in Dunedin (1 hit, 1 ER, 3 BB, 2 SP). He still listed on the 40-Man Roster as being on the 60-Day D.L. and that's kept rather current. Drew Hutchison hasn't used an option yet. If he's come off the D.L., it's news to New Hampshire as their site shows his status as Rehab.
john boccabella - Sunday, August 04 2013 @ 10:07 PM EDT (#277589) #
actually Drabek was only optioned July 5th, after CW Wang was DFA.  but yeah, he used an option on July 25th. 

thanks on info for Hutch...  just made no sense to me

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