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On Wednesday the Jays affiliates went 4-2, with 3 PPD games coming for New Hampshire, and two for the GCL Jays.  Sean Nolin had possibly his best start of the year for Buffalo.  Franklin Barreto continued to hit for Vancouver, and Chase Mallard gave the Canadians a strong start in a 14 inning game.

Norfolk 3 Buffalo 2

Edwin Encarnacion was 1-4 in his second rehab game, and Cole Gillepsie hit his 2nd HR of the season.

Sean Nolin gave a quality start, in which he pitched 6 scoreless innings allowing 3 hits, with no walks and 7 strikeouts.  Ryan Tepera and Rob Rasmussen each pitched a scoreless innings allowing Buffalo to head into the 9th with a 2-0 lead.  Bobby Korecky came in for the save and had a rare bad outing allowing 3 runs while only getting 1 out.


Richmond New Hampshire (PPD Rain)


Dunedin 9 Clearwater 5 (10 Innings)

Jesse Hernandez allowed 3 earned runs over 5 innings pitched.  Hunter Carnevale pitched a scoreless 6th and Danny Barnes pitched a scoreless 7th.  Danny Barnes gave up 2 runs in the 8th, but followed up with a scoreless 9th and 10th finishing with a line of 3IP 2H 2R 2ER 0BB 3SO.

Dwight Smith was 2-2, with a double, 3 walks, while scoring 3 runs.  Kevin Patterson hit his 11th HR, and LB Dantzler hit his 1st HR with Dunedin.


Fort Wayne 2 Lansing 3

Matt Dean and David Harris each were 2-4 with a double.  The winning run was scored in the bottom of the 7th on a Fort Wayne wild pitch which scored Daniel Klein.

Brett Powers got the start and pitched 5 scoreless innings.  Jimmy Cordero allowed 2 runs, one earned over 1.1 innings pitched.


Everett 6 Vancouver 7 (14 Innings)

In this extra inning affair, the Canadians went through 8 pitchers.  They started with Chase Mallard who pitched 5 scoreless innings.  Jonathon Wandling pitched the 6th while allowing 1 earned run.  Brett Barber gave up 4 runs in the 8th.  Jose Fernandez and Phil Kish each had pitched 2 scoreless innings.  Michael Kraft pitched 2 innings while allowing one run.  Adaric Kelly pitched a scoreless 14th and got credited with the win upping his record to 3-1.

For the position players, two of the Canadians managed to have double digit hits.  Franklin Barreto was 3-6, with 2 doubles, 2 walks, stealing 2 bases, and took 2 walks.  Gunnar Heidt had a strong game as well, going 4-6 with a triple.

Bluefield 3 Princeton 7

Rowdy Tellez had 2 hits, including a triple, and Lane Thomas had 2 hits in his 5th game with Bluefield.

Jesus Tinoco pitched 3 innings allowing 3 runs (2 earned) on 2 hits, with 5 walks and 6 strikeouts.  Carlos Ramirez allowed 3 earned over 2 innings, Alberto Guzman allowed one run over 2 innings, and Kamakani Usui pitched a scoreless 8th inning.


DSL Tigers 5 DSL Blue Jays 4


Three Stars

1.  Sean Nolin

2.  Franklin Barreto

3.  Chase Mallard

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uglyone - Friday, August 15 2014 @ 01:06 PM EDT (#292028) #
Shi Davidi @ShiDavidi
#BlueJays RHP prospect John Stilson underwent surgery to repair labrum in shoulder. Recovery is 6-8 months.

that might be his career right there.
PeterG - Friday, August 15 2014 @ 02:51 PM EDT (#292036) #
doubt he will be added to 40 man now.....have a feeling Wagner will be dropped also.  I think we should try Redmond in short relief....Jenkins can likely handle long role......perhaps Nolin can be a reliever in TO next year as well......

anyone heard yet about the nature of A J Jiminez injury?  was looking forward ro seeing him in September....hope it's minor but lack of info concerns me.
Mike Green - Friday, August 15 2014 @ 03:34 PM EDT (#292037) #
In the event of injury to a starting pitcher, Redmond is the one that I would like to get the ball.  So, it would be ideal if you kept him in a role that regularly saw him get 2-4 innings.  With Sanchez here and able also to pitch 2-3 innings, you could move Redmond into a similar role (when Sanchez needs to rest).  So, Redmond takes over to start the 6th say in a 4-4 game.  After 7 innings, you make a decision whether to let him carry on depending on the score, how he's pitching and handedness factors.  Gibbons tended to bring on Loup a lot in these types of situations but hasn't recently. There is a niche there to fill and one that allows Gibbons to use his lefties more judiciously. 
uglyone - Friday, August 15 2014 @ 04:10 PM EDT (#292039) #
Can we talk about Redmond a bit?

he's on pace to give us near 90ip of sub-2 era, and that's even with his leverage index inched up over the course of the year.

not bad.
Mike Green - Friday, August 15 2014 @ 04:34 PM EDT (#292041) #
Redmond has been a somewhat different pitcher in relief in 2014 than as a starter in 2013.  Normally K rates go up; W rates go down and ERA goes down.  Redmond's ERA has gone down all right but his K rate is way down, and his W rate is up significantly.  He is getting a few more ground balls, but the key to his season in 2014 is a HR/FB rate of 2.3%.  That won't continue. 

According to fangraphs, he has hardly thrown any fastballs this year and instead is throwing over 2/3 sinkers.  It's odd because he has been effective throwing mostly sinkers and getting many more fly balls than ground balls.  His line drive rate is down, but the contact rate is way up.  Is there a picture here?  He's morphing into more of a pitch-to-contact pitcher in the pen, but fortunately more weak contact. 

PeterG - Friday, August 15 2014 @ 05:45 PM EDT (#292049) #
we will have openings in short relief next year and I can easily see Redmond sliding into one of those spots.
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