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Three of the four games went to extra innings with the affiliates going 2-1 in the extra inning games. Jio Mier hit a home run to give Buffalo the win. Ryan Hissey delivered the walk-off hit for Lansing. New Hampshire lost to a walk-off hit. Vancouver had an easy win while Dunedin had their all-star break.

Buffalo 5 Lehigh Valley 3 - 10 innings

Jio Mier hit a two run home run in the top of the tenth to give Buffalo the win. The other hitter with a big day was Andy Burns who went 3-4 with a double and a home run, a solo shot.

Wade LeBlanc was not at his efficient best, he had ten hits allowed in six innings but he didn't walk anyone and kept the damage to three runs. Aaron Loup pitched the ninth to get the win, Dustin Antolin the tenth for the save.

New Hampshire 1 Akron 2 - 10 innings

Jason Berken has been a starter and a reliever for the Fisher Cats. On Sunday he came on to start the seventh and through three innings he faced the minimum. He did give up two hits but a pick off and a double play kept it to nine up and nine down. He gave up his third single to start the tenth and Matt Dermody was called on. Jordan Smith from Akron tripled to end the game and give Berken the hard luck loss. Casey Lawrence had started and he pitched very well, just four hits in six innings with nine K's.

New Hampshire's only run came in the second inning, Roemen Fields singled in Wilkin Castillo. Fields was the only hitter with a multi hit game. NH had just six hits, five singles and Castillo's double.

Dunedin - All-Star Break

West Michigan 4 Lansing 5 - 11 innings

Lansing finished their first half with a walk off win. Jake Thomas led off the bottom of the eleventh with a single against Jordan Smith, taking second on a wild pitch. Max Pentecost struck out looking before Hissey launched a walk-off double. It was not a good day for the pitchers, the two teams combined for 24 hits. Hissey and Ryan Metzler each had three hits. Thomas had two and scored twice.

Four Lansing pitchers each conceded a run. For Jordan Romano, the starter, that was good, one run on five hits in five innings. Romano had seven K's. Starlyn Suriel, Danny Young and Dusty Isaacs each allowed a run in relief. Josh DeGraaf got the win with two innings of shutout relief.

Vancouver 8 Spokane 1

Vancouver outhit Spokane by only one, 12-11. However Vancouver had 23 at-bats with RISP while Spokane had only 8. Spokane's five errors did not help their cause. Lance Jones led the offense with 4 RBI off a 3-6 day. Bryan Lizardo also had three hits, he was 3-5 with a double and a walk.

Juliandry Higuera started and went five innings with just the one run allowed. However there were seven hits off him and he added three walks. Four relievers pitched an inning each.

The Canadians were shutout on Saturday. Dalton Rodriguez, Matt Smoral and Grayson Huffman each conceded runs. Gabe Noyalis was the only pitcher to escape unscathed. For Lansing Ryan Metzler had three more hits. Jon Harris allowed two runs in 6.1 innings. The demotion didn't work well; for Scott Diamond, 14 hits allowed in 5 innings. Drew Hutchison pitched six shutout innings in the other game of the doubleheader. Dalton Pompey has gone on the DL with a concussion.

On Friday Shane Dawson and Tom Robson both had rough starts. The best starter of the day was Justin Maese who pitched five innings of two hit ball in Vancouver's season opener.

Three Stars

Third Star - Lance Jones

Second Star - Jio Mier

First Star - Ryan Hissey


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Mike Green - Monday, June 20 2016 @ 09:37 AM EDT (#325085) #
Lane Thomas is on the 7 day DL.  Anybody know what it is?  He's battled a wrist injury previously.
Gerry - Monday, June 20 2016 @ 09:54 AM EDT (#325086) #
I have received a provisional copy of the Bluefield Blue Jays roster and, yes, Vladdy Junior is on it.

The highest drafted player on there is Matt Morgan, a fourth round pick in 2014. Jose Espada, a fifth round pick from last year, is also on the roster.

Other notables include Reggie Pruitt, Jesus Severino, Hansel Rodriguez, Kelyn Jose and Yenssy Diaz. There are nine international free agents on the team. There are also eight 2016 draftees. The highest is Kyle Weatherly, an eighth round pick.

Vladdy Jr is by far the youngest player. The second youngest, Jesus Severino, is almost two years older than Guerrero.
Mike Green - Monday, June 20 2016 @ 09:55 AM EDT (#325087) #
Two more notes on yesterday's games.  Hissey and Metzler had three hits in the game, rather than four.  The second baseman for the Canadians, Mattingly Romanin, is in the running for name of the year. I always figured the Don Mattingly would be the end of a name string, but maybe he won't be. 

A name string goes something like Gene Michael, Michael Christopher, Christopher George, George Brett, Brett Lawrie.

jerjapan - Monday, June 20 2016 @ 10:55 AM EDT (#325091) #
No love for Andy Burns' 6 total bases? 

That;s exciting news about Vladdy Jr. Gerry, and the roster in general - those young players change so quickly from year to year.  Anyone you guys are particularly stoked to see?

mathesond - Monday, June 20 2016 @ 10:56 AM EDT (#325092) #
Don Mattingly, Mattingly Romanin, Romanin the gloamin,...
Mike Green - Monday, June 20 2016 @ 10:58 AM EDT (#325093) #
John Lott reports on twitter that Pompey suffered his concussion on Saturday crashing into a wall in centerfield while making a catch. 
spud77 - Monday, June 20 2016 @ 01:05 PM EDT (#325098) #
Roman in ____ : does that count? (:
#2JBrumfield - Monday, June 20 2016 @ 01:13 PM EDT (#325099) # says Patrick Murphy will get the start in tonight's opener at Nat Bailey Stadium.
spud77 - Monday, June 20 2016 @ 02:14 PM EDT (#325100) #
Who are the other 2016 draftees in Bluefield?
PeterG - Monday, June 20 2016 @ 03:27 PM EDT (#325102) #
wonder where those higher than 8 are going. High schoolers going to Gulf Coast I would assume and college drafts above 8 to either Lansing or Vancouver. Interesting to see who goes where?
Gerry - Monday, June 20 2016 @ 03:38 PM EDT (#325103) #
Many 2016 draftees have not yet been assigned to a team. These short season rosters often take a few weeks to settle down.

Other 2016 draftees include: Angel Alicia; Andrew Deramo; Connor Eller; Luke Gillingham; Chris Hall; Weatherly; Ridge Smith; and Bradley Jones.
uglyone - Monday, June 20 2016 @ 04:49 PM EDT (#325104) #
I am pleasantly surprised that Vladdy got assigned to bluefield - at 17, he's young even for the GCL, let alone for Bluefield. The fact that this patient FO felt he was advanced enough to be put at a level that puts A-ball in reach as soon as this season is exciting. It also goes along with the reports we heard from camp and extended about how mature his approach at the plate was.

If he can rake in Bluefield at 17, expect him to start popping up on top 100 lists at the end of the year.
uglyone - Monday, June 20 2016 @ 05:00 PM EDT (#325105) #
Mid-MILB Season update:

Not Prospects but still Prospecty:

SP Hutch (25,AAA): 75.1ip, 27.8k%/8.5bb%, .269bip, 2.87era, 3.40fip
CF Pompey (23,AAA): 189pa, 9.5bb%/18.0k%, .343babip/.280avg, .060iso, 103wrc+
C Jimenez (26, AAA): 147pa, 6.1bb%/12.2k%, .298babip/.273avg, .144iso, 115wrc+

Current Top 10 Full Season Prospects, in my personal ranking:

1.CF A.Alford (21, A+): 137pa, 8.8bb%/37.2k%, .333babip/.205avg, .057iso, 63wrc+
2.1B R.Tellez (21, AA): 263pa, 14.4bb%/19.0k%, .272babip/.245avg, .194iso, 128wrc+
3.SS R.Urena (20, A+): 256pa, 5.5bb%/15.2k%, .293babip/.258avg, .142iso, 109wrc+
4.RH S.R-Foley (20, A+): 7.0ip, 46.2k%/11.5bb%, .182babip, 0.00era, 1.01fip
(RH S.R-Foley (20, A): 58.0ip, 25.4k%/9.5bb%, .277babip, 2.95era, 3.08fip)
5.RH C.Greene (21, A+): 66.2ip, 14.1k%/10.8bb%, .279babip, 2.97era, 4.45fip
6.RH F.Rios (21, A+): 45.1ip, 18.7k%/5.0bb%, .302babip, 2.58era, 2.67fip
7.LH A.Perdomo (22, A): 58.2ip, 31.8k%, 11.4bb%, .260babip, 2.45era, 2.62fip
8.RH J.Harris (22, A): 53.1ip, 23.2k%/9.4bb%, .301babip, 2.36era, 3.18fip
9.C D.Jansen (21, A+): 66pa, 19.7bb%/19.7k%, .282babip/.212avg, .019iso, 100wrc+
10.C M.Pentecost (23, A): 144pa, 9.7bb%/14.7k%, .311babip/.262avg, .056iso, 98wrc+
PeterG - Monday, June 20 2016 @ 10:20 PM EDT (#325114) #
Biggio and Woodman to Vancouver and apparently playing tonight.
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