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After disappointing first halves of the season, Daniel Norris and Deck McGuire continued to pitch excellent late in the season.  The farm teams were 2-4 today, with wins coming from New Hampshire and Vancouver. 

Buffalo 0 – Lehigh Valley 7

Kyle Drabek gave up three runs pitching 3.1 innings.  Bobby Korecky followed Kyle and gave up 3 runs as well over 3 innings. 

Mauro Gomez, and Andy LaRoche each had a double, but the Bisons weren’t able to score any runs today.


New Hampshire 7 – Reading 3

Deck McGuire continues to pitch well late in the season for New Hampshire, as today he had a perfect game through going into the 7th inning.  Deck eventually settled for 7 innings giving up 2 earned runs on 2 hits, with 1 walk and 7 strikeouts.

Kenny Wilson had 3 hits, including a double, and his 3rd home run of the season.  Jack Murphy had 3 hits including a double, and a triple.   Kevin Nolan, Adam Loewen and John Tolisano each had two hits.


Dunedin 6 – Brevard County 5

Mike Crouse had 3 hits including his 7th HR of the season.  Jorge Flores had 2 doubles, and scored two runs. 

John Anderson gave up 5 runs over 2.1 innings, and was followed by 3 relievers that pitched 6.2 scoreless innings.


Dayton 5 – Lansing 4(11 Innings)

Daniel Norris had another fantastic start in which he threw 4 innings giving up 1 earned run on 1 hit, 1 walk, and 4 strikeouts.  Javier Avendano was charged with 3 unearned runs while pitching 3 innings.

Dwight Smith Jr was 3-6 with a double, in a game where Lansing had 11 hits which amounted to 4 runs.


Spokane 2 – Vancouver 6

Kyle Anderson had a fantastic as he pitched 7 scoreless innings.  Drew Permission Followed with a scoreless 8th inning while Matt Johnson gave up 2 unearned runs in the 9th.

Michael Reeves continued to get on base as he had 2 hits including a double and a walk.  Ian Parmley had two hits, and swiped his 21st bag of the year.

Bluefield 3 – Greenvile 4 (10 Innings)

Bluefield scored two runs in the third when Derrick Loveless tripled home Adres Sotillo.  Derrick Scored later when Mitch Nay singled him home.  Matt Dean had a lead-off double in the 9th inning, later scoring on a single from John Silviano.

Jairo Labourt pitched 4.2 innings giving up 2 earned runs.  Phil Kish was credited with the loss as he gave up the game winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning.

Three Stars

3-Kenny Wilson

2-Daniel Norris

1-Deck McGuire


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jerjapan - Sunday, August 25 2013 @ 11:12 PM EDT (#278418) #
Kenny Wilson is looking quite good this year and he's still only 23.  Does he get a spot on the 40 man roster this off season?
Lugnut Fan - Monday, August 26 2013 @ 06:45 AM EDT (#278419) #

The best part of the Norris start yesterday in my opinion was that he put up good numbers without really having his best stuff yesterday.  The only run he allowed scored in the first inning where the lead off hitter smacked a triple on a 90 mph fastball right down the heart of the plate and later scored, but that was it.  He fastball was consistently 92-93 with a couple of 94's sprinkled in.  Slider was not as sharp yesterday as it usually is.



ayjackson - Monday, August 26 2013 @ 11:39 AM EDT (#278426) #
I wonder if Clinton Hollon has been shut down. No appearances since the 18th.
Thomas - Monday, August 26 2013 @ 03:03 PM EDT (#278430) #
The progress of Daniel Norris has been one of the few things to get excited about this second half.
China fan - Monday, August 26 2013 @ 03:22 PM EDT (#278431) #
Deck McGuire's performance in August is perhaps another cause for excitement. He's had five starts this month, and he's sporting a 3.00 ERA with 28 strikeouts and only 8 walks. He's holding the opposition to a batting average of just .161 this month. Of course it's been Stroman and Nolin who got all the praise at New Hampshire this season, and deservedly so, but McGuire is quietly showing signs that he might finally be getting it together. He's still just 24.
jester00 - Monday, August 26 2013 @ 03:32 PM EDT (#278432) #
Rowdy Tellez hits his 1st bomb today in the GCL in a losing cause.
#2JBrumfield - Monday, August 26 2013 @ 04:35 PM EDT (#278436) #
The C's played some solid D with Chaz Frank making two nice catches in center field. He made a nice diving snag toward the gap and another near the wall, He was shaken up but he stayed in the game. L.B. Dantzler made a nice spear by leaping to catch a liner at first. Dawel Lugo had a rough ninth inning. He failed to get his glove down on a grounder that went through his legs for one error and misplayed a hopper two plays later. However, Lugo had a 2 run double to cap off their four run first inning,

Rubber match and biggest game of the year tonight for the C's.
Gerry - Monday, August 26 2013 @ 05:13 PM EDT (#278437) #

Dane Johson is the Jays minor league pitching coordinator.  His son is entering his senior year in high school and will be draft eligible next year, although he has committed to Florida State.  This is from BA from the under-armour game at Wrigley this weekend:


Cobi Johnson, rhp, Fla. 1.0 0 0 0 1 0
At 6-foot-4, 188-pounds, Johnson, who attends Mitchell High, Holiday, Fla., has a tall, lean build that offers considerable projection. Using a full windup with loose, clean arm action and an easy delivery, Johnson creates tough angles and downhill plane from a high three-quarter arm slot. The Florida State commit’s fastball sat 88-90 mph. He didn’t use his changeup and showed his 76-78 mph curveball.

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