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The affiliates won two out of three Monday with the victors scoring the winning runs in their final at-bats. New Hampshire had no baseball game on their schedule.

Buffalo Bisons

Darrell Ceciliani snapped out of a 0-for-17 slump with two hits, a walk and a stolen base but is still only hitting .145. Raffy Lopez had two hits and has had at least one in eight of his nine games with the Herd to lift his batting average to .423. Roemon Fields extended his hitting streak to nine games and his on-base streak to 10 games with a two-hit night that included a double. He used his speed to score the insurance run despite a drawn-in infield according to the Bisons twitter account. You can read more about Fields right here. Ian Parmley doubled and was plunked twice.

Chris Smith made just his second appearance in Buffalo and he pitched a scoreless frame of one-hit ball. Jeff Beliveau had a 4-1 K/BB total over two shutout frames to get the win. Wil Browning completed a one-hit ninth for his first save at the Triple-A level.

Dunedin Blue Jays

The rehabbing Troy Tulowitzki went 1-for-3 with a run scored and driven in. He only had one play in the field at short as he teamed up with Juan Kelly to turn a 3-6-3 double play. Tulo scored on Max Pentecost's eighth home run of the season. Pentecost had a two-hit night and threw out a runner at second from behind the plate. Andrew Guillotte replaced Tulo at short after five innings, moving in from right field. Guillotte capped a three-hit night by scoring the winning run on a Josh Almonte base hit. D.J. Davis was 0-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base.

The duo of Jordan Romano and Connor Eller split the first six innings with Romano being victimized by an unearned run. Eller cut his ERA down to 1.10. Adonys Cardona struggled by giving up three runs on a hit and three walks over two-thirds of an inning, uncorking two wild pitches. Daniel Young pitched 1-1/3 scoreless frames before Ryan Cook blew the save. Cook would get the win to improve to 3-0.

Lansing Lugnuts

Bradley Jones socked his seventh homer and added a walk to boost his batting average to .331, placing him fifth in the Midwest League. The best BA in the MWL is Bo Bichette's .375 mark. He had two hits and a walk. Yeltsin Gudino had a hit to continue his on-base streak at 15 games. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was 0-for-4 but picked up a run batted in.

Andrew Deramo made his season debut by pitching two scoreless innings, offsetting three walks with three strikeouts. Jackson McClelland spun a shutout frame to whittle his ERA down to 1.32.

Monday's Linescores

*** 3 Stars!!! ***

3. Roemon Fields, Buffalo

2. Andrew Guillotte, Dunedin

1. Max Pentecost, Dunedin

Tuesday's Schedule/Probable Starters

Charlotte @ Dunedin, 11:00 am ET - Angel Perdomo (3-2, 3.38)
Syracuse @ Buffalo, 6:05 pm ET - Cesar Valdez (1-0, 0.00)
Trenton @ New Hampshire, 6:35 pm ET - Sean Reid-Foley (2-3, 6.30 ERA)
Fort Wayne @ Lansing, 7:05 pm ET - Andy Ravel (3-0, 6.39)

Extra Innings
  • This guy may be pitching in Buffalo Friday.
  • FanGraphs has a story on Lansing outfielder Jake Thomas.
  • takes a look at Max Pentecost.
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hypobole - Tuesday, May 16 2017 @ 12:29 PM EDT (#342125) #
Kind of sad considering the hype he got at the time of his signing, but Adonys Cardona has been nothing short of brutal. I wouldn't be surprised if he's released even before the end of the season.
#2JBrumfield - Tuesday, May 16 2017 @ 03:00 PM EDT (#342127) #
Salty's back according to the Buffalo Bisons twitter account. He has signed a minor-league deal and will report to Buffalo. I'll try to contain my excitement.
PeterG - Tuesday, May 16 2017 @ 03:05 PM EDT (#342129) #
This has been done I imagine because they expect Ohlman to be claimed when he goes on waivers as he must when Martin returns.
China fan - Tuesday, May 16 2017 @ 03:08 PM EDT (#342130) #
Kudos to several people in this forum who correctly predicted in the off-season that Salty's hitting was done. I thought he might still have another season in his tank, despite his slump last year, but I was wrong. Poor hitting and poor defence is a bad combination.

Still, there's always a shortage of catchers in the majors. So if Salty somehow starts hitting for Buffalo, he'll probably get another chance, if not in Toronto then elsewhere.
PeterG - Tuesday, May 16 2017 @ 03:44 PM EDT (#342131) #
I am also wondering if, with this acquisition and the addition of other catching depth (Cantwell) in the organization, the injury to Reese McGuire might be more longer term. Does anyone know the nature of the injury?
uglyone - Tuesday, May 16 2017 @ 04:31 PM EDT (#342132) #
Dalton Pompey @DaltonPompey
First game back today in the books, never felt so good to be back out there doing what I love!
Mike Green - Tuesday, May 16 2017 @ 04:46 PM EDT (#342133) #
Perhaps Pompey is in extended.
Nigel - Tuesday, May 16 2017 @ 07:41 PM EDT (#342146) #
I see that Bichette has made his 8th error of the season tonight. Not having seen him play I don't know what the defensive issues are or are not for him. I do know that all the prospect reviewers who have seen him have commented that his eventual home will not be SS. It is an interesting decision between leaving a prospect at a more challenging defensive position and switching them off that position. I know that each situation will be unique. I must say it would be slightly unfortunate if both Bichette's and Vladdy's best position on the diamond were the same (not to count any chickens etc.).
scottt - Tuesday, May 16 2017 @ 09:17 PM EDT (#342148) #
Many prospects don't remain at SS. Bichette's bat will play at any position and he's only played 50 games in his career so far.
John Northey - Tuesday, May 16 2017 @ 10:03 PM EDT (#342149) #
To make you feel a bit better, Tony Fernandez who would go on to win 4 gold gloves (most felt well earned) had 28 errors in his first season in just 61 games (pace of 74 over 162). His 2nd year in the minors it dropped to 22 in 105 games. His first full year in the majors though it was 30 in 160 games, followed by his first gold glove via 13 in 163 games (the Jays had a rare tie game that year).

When he retired he was barely #2 in fielding percentage lifetime for shortstops at .9795 second to Larry Bowa's .9797. With improved equipment and fields Fernandez is now #13 with #1 being Troy Tulowitzki at .9850.

So a batch of errors early on at SS in the low minors is nothing to worry about.
uglyone - Wednesday, May 17 2017 @ 12:51 AM EDT (#342152) #
safe play is to project vladdy at 1B and Bo at 2B/3B imo.
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