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Pentecost returns! Jon Harris and Angel Perdomo combined to two hit and shutout the visiting Cubs in Lansing. Perdomo, in particular, posted an impressive stat line of four no-hit innings of work. Further up the ladder Wade LeBlanc shutout the Durham Bulls and Rowdy Tellez homered in AA.

BUFFALO 3 Durham 0

Wade LeBlanc pitched six and a third shutout innings. He scattered nine hits and struck out six. Dalton Pompey had a hit in four trips, extending his hitting streak to five games. Jio Mier had two hits and a walk.

NEW HAMPSHIRE 5 Hartford 3

Hartford? They’re new right? Rowdy Tellez homered as part of a two-hit night. Roemon Fields, Jon Berti, Dwight Smith Jr., and Christian Lopes also had two hits. John Anderson took the bump and pitched six innings of three run (two earned) ball. He walked two and struck out four. Chris Smith pitched a perfect inning in relief.

Dunedin 2 CLEARWATER 5

Jason Leblebijian had two hits and Anthony Alford had two walks. Alford stole a base as well. Francisco Rios pitched five and a third of four run baseball. He struck out six and walked two.

South Bend 0 LANSING 5

The big story on the farm was the Max Pentecost sighting in Lansing. Pentecost did not disappoint. DH’ing, Pentecost homered, collected three hits, and drove in two. Another first rounder Jon Harris pitched five shutout innings of two hit baseball. He struck out two and walked two. Angel Perdomo pitched four shutout, no-hit innings in relief. He struck out seven and walked just the one batter.

Three Stars

3. Jon Harris

2. Angel Perdomo

1. Max Pentecost

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Gerry - Friday, May 13 2016 @ 10:17 AM EDT (#322887) #
What is the over/under on Pentecosts first game behind the plate? I would guess it will be mid to late June.
John Northey - Friday, May 13 2016 @ 03:14 PM EDT (#322913) #
Given his injury issues I'm thinking the Jays might want to look at doing a Delgado with him - move to 1B/DH. I'm sure many here don't remember Delgado was the best catching prospect for a few years in MLB, then was put in LF where the Jays had a desperate need before the Jays finally said 'screw it' and put him at 1B.
jerjapan - Friday, May 13 2016 @ 03:20 PM EDT (#322915) #
Pentacost has a good bat for a catcher, but I'm not so sure it plays at 1B. Delgado's bat obviously played anywhere.
John Northey - Friday, May 13 2016 @ 03:34 PM EDT (#322916) #
And that is the question that will hit the Jays if he can't catch and that should be a strong consideration very soon as a guy who has been hurt as much as he has already is not likely to have a long career behind the plate.
uglyone - Friday, May 13 2016 @ 03:56 PM EDT (#322920) #
he's a real man of mystery. we have little idea what kind of hitter he is, just that the scouts love him.
Gerry - Friday, May 13 2016 @ 04:01 PM EDT (#322921) #
Devon Travis starts for Dunedin tonight. The comeback begins.
Mike Green - Friday, May 13 2016 @ 04:17 PM EDT (#322922) #
May is surely a lot better than April.  Pompey, Alford, Pentecost, and now Travis back.  An injection of youth is just what the doctor ordered. 

As for Pentecost's ultimate position, I don't know.  I'll say this about his skills.  I understand that he runs well for a catcher and fields well.  He might end up as a catcher or as an outfielder.  If he turns out to be a first baseman, his target will probably be more like Mark Grace than Carlos Delgado. 
uglyone - Friday, May 13 2016 @ 04:24 PM EDT (#322923) #
Travis back makes me embarassingly happy.
Mike Green - Friday, May 13 2016 @ 04:33 PM EDT (#322924) #
The rehab assignment for position players is 20 days.  ETA Toronto June 3. 

Pentecost's homer last night was to right-centre.  It's a long way out there in Lansing. It's nice that the opposite field power is there.
ramone - Friday, May 13 2016 @ 06:47 PM EDT (#322932) #
So far with his 0-3 and 3 K's today, Alford has 25 K's in 42 at bats.
scottt - Friday, May 13 2016 @ 06:52 PM EDT (#322933) #
There's a lot of value even in a brittle catcher.
uglyone - Friday, May 13 2016 @ 06:56 PM EDT (#322934) #
makes you think alford was rushed back.
uglyone - Friday, May 13 2016 @ 07:09 PM EDT (#322935) #
loup activated tommorrow for dunedin.
lexomatic - Saturday, May 14 2016 @ 08:18 AM EDT (#322957) #
Maybe best case for Pentecost is late-career Daulton? PT c 1b and corner of. That would have a ton of value on a team like this year's.
jerjapan - Saturday, May 14 2016 @ 12:25 PM EDT (#322977) #
I like that thought Lexi - I have a mancrush on nearly every player good enough to be a regular with positional versatility - i certainly get the impression that Pentacost is athletic enough to handle other positions. 
hypobole - Saturday, May 14 2016 @ 06:30 PM EDT (#322997) #
Is Rowdy starting to heat up? 7 hits in his last 4 games, including 3 of the dinger variety.
Gerry - Saturday, May 14 2016 @ 09:54 PM EDT (#323015) #
Loup's ERA after today....108. He got one out but surrendered four runs. The Loup flu hit Adonys Cardona as well, he gave up his first runs of the season.

Mike Green - Sunday, May 15 2016 @ 10:32 AM EDT (#323032) #
There's a lot to like about Tellez' first 32 games in double A.  In 132 PAs, he has 6 doubles, 6 homers, 24 walks and 28 strikeouts.  That translates to 30 doubles, 30 homers, 120 walks and 140 strikeouts.  His BABIP of .222 leads him to a pedestrian slash line.  He just turned 21 and it's looking like he may have an opportunity in 2017. 
finch - Sunday, May 15 2016 @ 01:55 PM EDT (#323045) #
The resigning of EE will be heavily dependent on Tellez showing the ability to hit. The majority of prospects were assigned to teams that were considered not to be an aggressive level, except Tellez. I believe in the bat.
cybercavalier - Sunday, May 15 2016 @ 02:12 PM EDT (#323046) #
Personal recapping Buffalo batting:
1) 1B/DH Casey Kotchman and 2B/3B David Adams have been hitting well but they are then left out of the lineup. So other batters are given more chance to develop performance. I believe Kotchman and Adams are given less PAs because they have mastered some good performance already.
2) Tony Sanchez hit his first HR.
3) OF Lake have been struggling. OF Ceciliani has still to retained his spring training hitting performance.

My take of shuffling the order:

OF Pompey
OF Ceciliani
3B Dominguez
1B Montero
DH Brown
2B Casilia
OF Lake
C Jimenez/Sanchez
SS Mier

After 3 PAs each player -- in late inning:
1B/DH Kotchman -- #1 choice pinch hitter
2B/3B David Adams -- #2 choice pinch hitter, #1 choice substitution
C Sanchez/Jimenez
IF Shane Optiz

If Lake is still struggling, shall he be demoted to New Hamsphire and promote Melky Mesa ?


For player resources outside of MiLB, the independent league -- the Atlantic League teams have started their 2016 season. About twenty former Jays players were playing or coaching in that league. For example, Jesse Litsch is a pitching coach.

China fan - Sunday, May 15 2016 @ 03:38 PM EDT (#323057) #
Two more hits for Pentecost already so far today.   Travis was 1-for-3 and played 7 innings at 2B again.
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