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The GCL Jays had the bats working and the pitching was good enough for the first seven innings to get the win. Buffalo singled their way to a win. Conner Greene had a bad day and New Hampshire took it on the chin. Lansing lost in extras. Vancouver lost many runners on the bases and, as a result, lost the game.

Dunedin only played an inning and a half before the rains came. Bluefield had the night off.

Rochester 3 Buffalo 4

Buffalo singled their way to the win over Rochester. the Bisons scored two runs in the third inning built around three singles with a sac bunt and an RBI ground out added in. In the next inning the first four hitters singled leading to two more runs. In those two innings seven singles created all four runs. In total Buffalo had 11 hits. Jesus Montero, Chris Colabello, Domonic Brown and Casey Kotchman each had two hits. Despite his hits Colabello is still hitting under 200. Dalton Pompey was 1-4.

Mike Bolsinger started and went six innings. He conceded all three runs via two home runs. Matt Dermody pitched the seventh and Danny Barnes got the last six outs, four via the K.

Binghamton 9 New Hampshire 1

Conner Greene was excellent last time out. That didn't last long as Greene did not retire any of the first five hitters. Three singles and two walks led to four runs. Greene settled down somewhat after that until the fifth inning. Greene got to two outs in the fifth with one runner on. He lost the zone a bit and walked two to load the bases. That was followed by two singles and three more runs in. In total Greene was charged with seven runs. Colton Turner and Wil Browning pitched a couple of innings each and one run allowed each.

The Fisher Cats did have ten hits and left 12 men on base. All ten hits were singles. Ian Parmley had three hits, Jason Leblebijian two. Rowdy Tellez was 1-5 with 3 K's, Richard Urena 0-4 with two K's.

Daytona at Dunedin

This game was suspended in the middle of the second inning with Daytona leading 2-0. Justin Shafer started for the Jays.

Great Lakes 3 Lansing 2 - 11 innings

Andrew Case took the loss by conceding a run in the top of the eleventh. Lansing were outhit 10-4 and were helped by Great Lakes going 1-14 with RISP. Josh DeGraaf had a decent start. In 5.1 innings he gave up one earned run, two in total, on four hits. Kirby Snead and Jackson Lowery provided shutdown relief until Case conceded.

One of the four hits was a home run by Justin Atkinson. Juan Kelly singled and scored the other run.

Spokane 4 Vancouver 2

Vancouver outhit Spokane 14-9 but lost a lot of runners on the base paths. The Jays loaded the bases in the second inning but Rodrigo Orozco flew into a DP with Christian Williams thrown out at home. In the third Cavan Biggio was doubled off second after a fly ball. In the sixth Nash Knight was picked off at second base. That left the base open for Biggio to steal and he was thrown out. The eighth inning ended with Andres Sotillo thrown out at home. That is a lot of outs on the bases for a two run game. Five hitters had two hits. Josh Palacios stayed hot with two more hits. Orozco, Biggio, Williams and Bryan Lizardo were the others with two hits. JB Woodman added a home run.

Nate Abel made the start and went four innings. Evan Smith followed, gave up two runs, and took the loss. Zach Jackson gave up the fourth run.

Bluefield - scheduled day off

GCL Blue Jays 10 GCL Tigers 8

The GCL Jays built 6-1 and 8-2 leads but leaked a lot of late runs before winning. The Jays outhit the Tigers 15-9. Chavez Young, a 39th round pick this year, led off and went 4-5 with two doubles and a walk. Antony Fuentes was 3-5 with 3 RBI.

The twin 17 year old tandem did a good job on the mound. Travis Hosterman started, went four innings, and only allowed two hits and an unearned run. Josh Winckowski followed and gave up two runs in three innings. Mitch McKown and Juan Meza were both hit around a bit.

Three Stars

Third Star - Travis Hosterman

Second Star - Antony Fuentes

First Star - Chavez Young


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China fan - Thursday, August 18 2016 @ 08:51 AM EDT (#329236) #
I've lost track of our two newest prospects.  Are McGuire and Ramirez both injured at the moment?  Any details on their injuries and their likely return dates?
ramone - Thursday, August 18 2016 @ 09:23 AM EDT (#329238) #
They're both on the 7 day DL China fan, no clue about McGuire and I saw Gerry post somewhere that Ramirez has a knee injury.
China fan - Thursday, August 18 2016 @ 09:34 AM EDT (#329239) #
Thanks, Ramone.   I hope McGuire and Ramirez can return soon, since the New Hampshire schedule ends on Sept. 5 and they won't make the playoffs.

I suppose they could be candidates for the Arizona fall league too.

dan gordon - Thursday, August 18 2016 @ 03:04 PM EDT (#329263) #
Great to see Woodman hitting some HR's. After a very slow start he has put up some very good numbers. In his last 141 AB's, he's hitting .326 with an OBP of .428, SLG of .525 and OPS of .953 plus throw in 9 SB's vs 2 CS. His range factor in CF looks OK at 2.38, which isn't Kevin Pillar, but is reasonable, sort of Angel Pagan, Michael Bourn, Andrew McCutchen territory. If he can put up a good first half in Lansing next year, maybe he moves up to Dunedin for the 2nd half.

Barnes continues to put up crazy numbers in Buffalo, but I wasn't terribly impressed by him in his 3 games with the Jays, as he seemed to be surrendering a lot of hard hit balls. Of course 3 games isn't nearly enough to draw any conclusions, and I expect we see him again in September. His last 12 2/3 IP in Buffalo - - 1 hit, 1 walk, 20 strikeouts.
Mike Green - Thursday, August 18 2016 @ 08:04 PM EDT (#329277) #
Anthony Alford homered again tonight. If he is going to turn into Mike Cameron, that would be good. I didn't think that he had the pop to do that, but youneverknow.
Gerry - Thursday, August 18 2016 @ 09:33 PM EDT (#329279) #
Doug Davis, the Jays minor league field coordinator, has also been let go.
scottt - Thursday, August 18 2016 @ 10:07 PM EDT (#329283) #
Is that the ex pitcher?

What does a minor league field coordinator do?

hypobole - Thursday, August 18 2016 @ 10:59 PM EDT (#329284) #
Sorry to hear about Doug Davis, Gerry.

I found a few of Gerry's interviews with Doug back in 2013 and 2014 if anyone's interested.
Kasi - Friday, August 19 2016 @ 12:22 AM EDT (#329287) #
As said in the other thread, not sure how this is with how the team will go, but it's a bit sad to lose a pipeline to the team. Sorry about that Gerry.
dan gordon - Friday, August 19 2016 @ 02:44 AM EDT (#329292) #
Mike, I think the Cameron comp for Alford is a very good one. I notice you mention the HR tonight but not the 4 K's, something else Cameron did a lot of. I think it figures that Alford would be a good HR hitter, as it seems to me that the majority of (certainly not all) guys who are pretty big and really fast are HR hitters. Alford is about the same size as Cameron, listed as 6'1" and 215. I think that the same fast twitch muscle fibres that give you good speed also help give you the ability to generate good explosive bat speed and subsequent pop, and if you've also got the size, you should be able to hit quite a few out. Cameron generated 46.5 WAR over his career, and had 8 seasons of 20+ HR's and 8 seasons of 20+ SB's, along with 8 seasons of 140+ K's.
Mike Green - Friday, August 19 2016 @ 11:23 AM EDT (#329295) #
Yes, Dan, I was thinking about the Ks too when I mentioned Cameron. At the time I wrote it, Alford had only struck out once in the game.

The White Sox were very patient with Cameron because (I think) of the strikeout issue. The Jays wold be wise to follow that example.

China fan - Friday, August 19 2016 @ 11:56 AM EDT (#329296) #
Max Pentecost has been promoted to Dunedin, according to this interesting report on his career progress:

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