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On Sunday Jays affiliates went 3-2, with wins coming from Bluefield, Lansing, and Buffalo.  Brett Wallace had a monster game for the Herd, with 3 HR, and with the a walk-off grand slam in the 12th for the Bisons.  With the win the Bisons now are tied for a wild-card spot with Pawtucket.

Pawtucket 6 – Buffalo 10 (12 Innings)

Sean Nolin had a quality start for the Bisons putting together a line of 6IP 4H 2R 2ER 2BB 3SO.  Chad Jenkins had a rough outing allowing 4 earned over 2 innings and gave up the lead in the process.  Bobby Korecky, Mike Zagurski and Ryan Tepera combined to pitch 4 scoreless innings.

Anthony Gose had a decent game with 3 hits, including his 3rd HR of the season.  George Kottaras hit his 3rd HR of the season with the Bisons as well.  Brett Wallace had 4 hits, which included 3 HRs; the final HR was a walk-off grand slam in the 12th inning. 


Portland 5 – New Hampshire 0

Michael Lee put together a quality start for the Fisher Cats pitching 7 scoreless innings, allowing 5 hits, with 2 walks and 6 strikeouts.  Dustin Antolin had an outing to forget, as he allowed 4 runs in the 8th, and Blake McFarland allowed one run in the 9th.

New Hampshire had 7 hits, but was unable to score any runs.  The Fisher Cats had doubles from Melky Mesa and Brad Glenn in a losing cause.

Dunedin 1 – Tampa 5

Taylor Cole was handed the ball to start, and had a respectable outing.  Taylor pitched 6 strong innings allowing 3 runs on 5 hits, with a 1 walk and 5 strikeouts. 

The only Dunedin run was scored in the 5th when Kevin Patterson came home on an Emilio Guerrero sac fly.

Lake County 4 – Lansing 5

Brady Allen lasted 6 strong innings allowing 3 earned runs on 4 hits, with 3 walks and 4 strikeouts.  Scott Silverstein followed up with allowing 1 run over 2 innings and Brady Dragmire closed out the 9th for his 5th save.

Dawel Lugo had 3 hits, while Rowdy Tellez and Derick Loveless each had 2 hits in a winning cause.

Bluefield 6 – Greenville 3

Grayson Huffman and Carlos Ramirez were victimized by errors allowing them to allowing 1 and 2 unearned runs respectively.

The offense didn’t manage to score a run till the 9th, when Bluefield managed to score 6 runs. A bunch of Bluefield singles to go along with a wild pitch, a hit by pitch and finally a fielding error from Greenville helped with the 9th inning outburst.


Three Stars

1. Brett Wallace

2. Michael Lee

3. Anthony Gose

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finch - Monday, August 25 2014 @ 09:28 AM EDT (#292510) #
I think it's finally safe to say that the Blue Jays won the Gose for Wallace trade.
rafael - Monday, August 25 2014 @ 09:36 AM EDT (#292511) #
Seems Gose kicked it into an extra gear... the day Pompey showed upon centre field.
Chuck - Monday, August 25 2014 @ 10:42 AM EDT (#292512) #
Brett Wallace looks like a lower grade version of Juan Francisco. Both are LHB. Both "play" 1B/3B. Wallace is 28; Francisco is 27.

Wallace: 1077 PA, 242/313/391, OPS+ 93
Francisco: 1080 PA, 237/297/442, OPS+ 100

Wallace got all his MLB playing time in Houston, who often had no better options. Francisco, on the other hand, has bounced around with numerous teams each hoping to tap into his power potential.

It will be interesting(-ish) to see where their careers go from here. Despite his second half swoon, I think Francisco will be given more chances, if not necessarily in Toronto. I am not convinced Wallace be able to catch on in a support role anywhere, though you never know. Injuries can open doors.

tercet - Monday, August 25 2014 @ 11:44 AM EDT (#292514) #
Mickey Storey got released again by the Jays.  Quite odd that he get's released for a second time so late in the year despite putting up pretty decent numbers for NH and Buffalo Last year.
Richard S.S. - Monday, August 25 2014 @ 12:38 PM EDT (#292516) #
I believe Storey and Wallace are out of options, and that's usually the case for Jays players in AAA. Chances are good Storey was deemed expendable.
uglyone - Monday, August 25 2014 @ 01:07 PM EDT (#292518) #
The difference between francisco and wallaxe is the juan actually has a good platoon advantage:


Francisco: 932pa, .791ops, 114wrc+
Wallace: 869pa, .737ops, 102wrc+

And francisco was much better in AAA, regardless of splits:


Francisco: 792pa, .901ops, 143wrc+
Wallace: 1981pa, .847ops, 122wrc+
Gerry - Monday, August 25 2014 @ 03:31 PM EDT (#292527) #
Miguel Castro makes his first start for Dunedin tonight.
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