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Ugly night on the farm. Just two wins and few notable prospect performances.

GWINNETT 3 Buffalo 2

A bases loaded walk in the ninth (ouch) was the difference here. Casey Kotchman had two hits and Dalton Pompey had a hit and a walk. Scott Diamond pitched seven innings and avoided danger for most of the night. He allowed ten hits and a walk.

TRENTON 11 New Hampshire 2

Jeremy Gabryszwski didnít get out of the first inning and the bats didnít offer much as the Fisher Cats slumped to a lopsided loss. Jason Leblebijianís homer was perhaps the only notable involvement from the home-side all night.

Dunedin 0 JUPITER 1

Conor Fisk pitched a complete game in a losing effort. He ended his night with eight innings of five hit, one run, seven strikeout baseball. Anthony Alford had two hits.

Clinton 5 LANSING 7

Ryan Borucki was solid in five innings of work. He allowed three earned on six hits and two walks. He struck out four. Tom Robson followed that up with three shutout innings. The bats though were the story here. Fifteen hits, including three from Andrew Guillotte. Only Ryan Hissey was held hitless.

EUGENE 8 Vancouver 7

Real sloppy affair in Vancouver. Five errors between the two teams and countless base-running and mental mistakes. I was fortunate enough to attend the game and got a quick glimpse of god (Dave Stieb, who threw out the first pitch). Cavan Biggio looks like heíll be a nice little player and will progress through the system. He showed some feel for the game with a bunt effort in the mid-innings that clearly caught the opposition off-guard. Iím not sure any of his tools play at a major league level, but heíll at least advance through the system. Yeltsin Gudino looks like he can stick at SS. His defence is major league caliber and went the other way nicely late in the game. His bat speed is wanting and is likely to flirt with the Mendoza line throughout his career. Javier Hernandez looks good behind the plate. I havenít seen a catcher in the Jaysí system as clean behind the plate with his actions as him in a while. Not sure there is much there with the bat, but he may have a shout for a backup catcher role at the Major League level down the line. J.B. Woodman does not look at all like a second round pick. There are no wow tools and even when he squared a ball up it sounded like a wet towel hitting the ball.

Bluefield 2 BRISTOL 5

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had a hit and three walks. He also stole two bags. Yennsy Diaz pitched six innings of three run baseball.

GCL BLUE JAYS 3 GCL Braves 2

Bo Bichette was hitless in his loan at-bat. He was promptly replaced by Alfredo Bohorquez. No word on whether it was injury-related. Yonardo Herdenez pitched six shutout, one hit innings in relief.

DSL Blue Jays v DSL White Sox Postponed

Three Stars

3. Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

2. Conor Fisk

1. Yonardo Herdenez

Box Scores

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dan gordon - Friday, July 22 2016 @ 03:11 PM EDT (#326849) #
The outfielder the Jays could have taken instead of Woodman, Bryan Reynolds, is having a much better start to his pro career with the Giants' organization. He's OPS'ing .925 playing in the same league as Woodman, with 3 HR's in his last 7 games. Woodman did cost the Giants $375,000 more than the Jays paid Woodman, so there is that.
PeterG - Friday, July 22 2016 @ 03:49 PM EDT (#326854) #
Woodman has come on strongly the last 10 days after a tough start. I guess the questions is: would you rather have Woodman plus Hosterman or Reynolds?
ramone - Friday, July 22 2016 @ 04:49 PM EDT (#326860) #
Listened to TJ Zeuch's 3 scoreless innings today, mostly fastballs with a few sliders as close as I could tell. Was 90-94 topping out at 95. Broadcast described him having an effortless delivery.
Gerry - Friday, July 22 2016 @ 07:03 PM EDT (#326869) #
Two more hits for Woodman today (so far).
dan gordon - Friday, July 22 2016 @ 11:08 PM EDT (#326886) #
I don't know what's gotten into Casey Lawrence, or if anybody else has noticed, but he has been terrific for 7 consecutive starts now, 3 in NH, and the last 4 in Buffalo. He was great again tonight. In his last 7 starts, he's pitched 43 2/3 innings, giving up just 35 hits, 11 walks, 8 earned runs and has 38 K's. That's an ERA of 1.65 and a WHIP of 1.05. Lawrence is an "organizational soldier", who has kicked around Dunedin, New Hampshire and Buffalo for years after signing as an undrafted college pitcher in 2010. All of a sudden, he's produced 7 really good games in a row, and he's striking out a lot more batters than typical for him, and he's become much more of a fly ball pitcher. Maybe he's discovered something at age 28.
jerjapan - Saturday, July 23 2016 @ 12:33 PM EDT (#326898) #
I hadn't noticed Lawrence's run till you mentioned it Dan Gordon - nice to see him get a handle on AAA.  For the past few seasons he'd pitch reasonably in AA, get an emergency start in Buffalo and get smoked. 

Even in his hot (hottest?) streak he just doesn't get the Ks to get out of the minors, but I always pull for the org guys - now I've got another reason to watch.

uglyone - Sunday, July 24 2016 @ 10:07 AM EDT (#326933) #
a good GM knows when to cut his losses.

it's probably time to ditch storen.

we had already ditched cordero by this point.
uglyone - Sunday, July 24 2016 @ 10:39 AM EDT (#326935) #
and BOOM, storen just got dfaed. heh.

disappointing but had to be done. good.
cybercavalier - Sunday, July 24 2016 @ 09:16 PM EDT (#326957) #
I mentioned that Scott Copeland had been released in South Korea and the Jays could bring him back to Buffalo. 5 days later, he is a Buffalo Bison again.
Does the Jays management read contents on this website ?

cybercavalier - Sunday, July 24 2016 @ 09:24 PM EDT (#326958) #
I assume You guys consider Casey Lawrence a September call-up candidate ?
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