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There were only three games on the schedule and the affiliates won them all Tuesday. Prospect watchers in Vancouver finally got to witness the debut of the 11th overall pick of the 2014 MLB draft.

Max Pentecost belted a double to collect his first pro hit on Canadian soil in the third inning.

Vancouver 13 Eugene 7

Max Pentecost was involved in three separate rallies with a sacrifice fly (pictured here), a double and a single as part of a 2-for-3 night at the plate for Vancouver on Tuesday.

Boomer Collins is congratulated by Sean Hurley (right) after belting a two-run home run to score Pentecost in the third inning.

Vancouver, BC - The C's used a pair of long balls to battle back from 4-1 and 5-3 deficits over the first three innings. Max Pentecost delivered the first run of the game with a sacrifice fly in the first. That was followed by two-run blasts by Boomer Collins and Ryan McBroom in the second and third innings respectively. The C's fell behind again at 7-5 but a three-run fifth put them ahead for good as Eugene committed three errors. The C's put the game away with a five-run eighth on a Franklin Barreto RBI double, a Michael De La Cruz two-run double, a Sean Hurley bases loaded walk and a Collins sac fly. Pentecost, Tim Locastro and Chris Carlson had two hit nights. Pentecost doubled while Carlson stole a base. McBroom had a hit by pitch to go with his homer. Barreto doubled but struck out three times. Ryan Metzler walked and stole a base.

Chase Mallard was maligned for five runs but only one was earned over three innings. He plunked three hitters, yielded five hits and walked a batter but also had three strikeouts. The Padres affiliate got to Tim Mayza (2-2) for two runs over three frames but struck out four times. Joe Lovecchio pitched 1.2 shutout frames of one-hit ball with one K and Jose Fernandez got the last four outs for his second save.

GCL Blue Jays 6 GCL Braves 3

Kissimmee, FL - The Jays built a 5-0 lead by the fifth inning and that proved to be enough. Two wild pitches and a sacrifice fly by Deiferson Barreto put the Jays ahead 3-0 by the fourth inning. An error and a Juan Tejada single gave the Jays two more runs in the fifth. Freddy Rodriguez blasted a solo dinger in the seventh. Cliff Brantley enjoyed a perfect day at the plate by going 3-for-3 with a run scored. Tejada and Edwin Fuentes had two hits apiece. Shane Opitz doubled and Matt Morgan singled. Angel Gomez was 0-for-2 with two walks while Lane Thomas was 0-for-4.

Mickey Storey
pitched the first two innings and allowed no runs despite three hits. He struck out one and all four outs in play were on the grass. Grayson Huffman (1-0) walked one but still faced the minimum nine batters after three shutout frames and three K's. Turner Lee gave up three runs over three frames but Francisco Eduardo pitched a shutout ninth despite a hit and a walk in the ninth. He struck out a batter to collect his first save.

DSL Blue Jays 2 DSL Braves 1

San Pedro de Macoris, DR
- It was a case of better late than never as the Jays pulled this one out with two runs in the eighth. The tying run was the result of a wild pitch and the winning run came on a Manuel Herazo sacrifice fly. Enmanuel Moreta had a base hit and two base on balls. Rodrigo Orozco and Ronniel Demorizi walked twice with Demorizi stealing a base. Herazo, Jesus Severino and Bryan Lizardo all had singles.

Jose Nova turned in a stellar start in which the Braves only managed three hits and a hit by pitch over six innings. He struck out four and six of his 10 outs in play did not escape the infield. Erik Hurtado gave up the lone run over two-thirds of an inning but Pedro Diaz (2-0) picked up Hurtado with 1.1 scoreless frames that included one K and two walks. Jose Diaz overcame a walk in the ninth with a punchout for his first save.

Tuesday's Linescores

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3. Cliff Brantley, GCL Blue Jays
- Collected at least one hit in his first three games and is 7-for-9 with a .778 batting average.

2. Max Pentecost, Vancouver - A 10-for-25 start to his pro career with two doubles and four runs batted in.

1. Jose Nova, DSL Blue Jays - A 2.25 earned run average and a 22-10 K/BB total over 28 innings.
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Gerry - Wednesday, July 16 2014 @ 11:16 PM EDT (#289885) #
I think its the lighting but Cliff Brantley looks like he is 40.
PeteMoss - Wednesday, July 16 2014 @ 11:38 PM EDT (#289886) #
Anyone following this Astros draft saga? Thoughts on their apparent squeeze on their top pick?

Last year's first pick for them - Appel - is looking awful this year as well.
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