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Only two games were played Tuesday and the affiliates came out on the right end of the scoreboard. Rain washed out the games involving the top three farm clubs.

Lansing Lugnuts

Edward Olivares hit his seventh home run of the year. He has 24 extra-base hits that includes 11 doubles and six triples and 11 stolen bases. J.B. Woodman had two doubles among his three hits and stole two bases. Bo Bichette doubled, walked and drove in two runs and is hitting .382. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. singled, walked and was hit by pitch. Yeltsin Gudino had a pair of singles with a walk. Rodrigo Orozco doubled and walked while Ridge Smith walked twice and stole a base.

Mike Ellenbest navigated his way around five hits and four walks, limiting the damage to two runs over six innings to win his second straight start. He struck out four and recorded seven outs on the ground. Tayler Saucedo worked the seventh and eighth and Connor Eller pitched the ninth without being scored upon.

DSL Blue Jays

Hector Guerrero had two hits in three at-bats and stole a base. Rafael Lantigua and Leonicio Ventura each singled, walked, stole a base and scored twice in the leadoff and nine spots in the order respectively.

Emanuel Vizcaino pitched the first three innings, giving up two runs (one earned) on three hits and a walk while striking out two. Juan Diaz got the win thanks to two scoreless frames of three-hit ball, walking one and whiffing one.

*** 3 Stars!!! ***

3. Mike Ellenbest, Lansing

2. Bo Bichette, Lansing

1. J.B. Woodman, Lansing

Tuesday's Linescores

Wednesday's Schedule/Probable Starters

DSL Blue Jays @ DSL Giants, 10:30 am ET - TBA
Erie @ New Hampshire, 10:35 am ET (DH) - Glenn Sparkman (NR)/Francisco Rios (3-4, 3.93)
Buffalo @ Lehigh Valley, 6:05 pm ET (DH) - Brett Oberholtzer (1-3, 5.23)/Jarrett Grube (2-2, 6.14)
Dayton @ Lansing, 7:05 pm ET - TBA

Extra Innings
  • catches up with Max Pentecost.
  • Here's a story on Lugnuts reliever Nick Hartman.
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bpoz - Wednesday, June 07 2017 @ 09:34 AM EDT (#343040) #
My interest is growing in the upcoming draft.

I suppose I like the 2016 draft .....Zeuch and Bichette look very good. A few others have to be given a chance.

AA's 2015 draft also too early to tell.

For this year I have looked at the top 200 ranked choices. I really like the pitchers. I would be happy with only pitchers in the top 5 rounds. Also I would go with 2 or 3 hard to sign HS pitchers due to $ and university commitments in the late rounds. The gambles that AA used to take and sign with saved budget.

Here is hoping that Atkins and the scouts get lucky with what ever choices they make.
jerjapan - Wednesday, June 07 2017 @ 10:18 AM EDT (#343042) #
Bpoz, it sounds like the Jays may be targeting position players earlier in the draft from what I've read.

Hugo Cardona is the one name on the DSL roster I recognize - a 17 year old SS who was signed for 300K last year.  He's a little guy at 5 11, 145 pounds, and he's managed to get on base three times in his first two games.  The bonus indicates that he's worth following - any other names on the DSL roster you guys are interested in? 

Maldoff - Wednesday, June 07 2017 @ 10:47 AM EDT (#343043) #
jerjapan, check out Clutchlings latest blog post:
PeterG - Wednesday, June 07 2017 @ 11:17 AM EDT (#343046) #
I think the Jays will draft 2 college pitchers in the first round as that is the strength of the draft. The two college bats that apparently interest them will likely be gone by 22 although the one thing most commentators seem agreed on is that there will be surprises and that round 1, beyond the top 6, is unpredictable.
bpoz - Wednesday, June 07 2017 @ 11:57 AM EDT (#343048) #
I read clutchlings. It was great. Thanks.

Thinking back on AA's huge collection of young power arms I am jumping to a not based conclusion that the philosophy was to get the hardest throwers and then try to teach them command and secondary pitches.

Make full use of extended ST with many coaches. He also did add an extra SS team.
jerjapan - Wednesday, June 07 2017 @ 01:14 PM EDT (#343051) #
Thanks Maldoff, a few more names to follow there!  Crazy, these kids are younger than my students and playing pro ball already.
Nigel - Wednesday, June 07 2017 @ 02:53 PM EDT (#343062) #
A note on the TSN website says that Gurriel may return to action this weekend.
PeterG - Wednesday, June 07 2017 @ 02:56 PM EDT (#343064) #
Gurriel's time in Dunedin may be short as weather was the original reason for starting him there. I can see him at NH within 2 weeks of returning unless he struggles.
VictoryFaust - Wednesday, June 07 2017 @ 03:00 PM EDT (#343065) #
Is Gurriel good to play again? Two at-bats and injured is frustrating.
cybercavalier - Wednesday, June 07 2017 @ 08:19 PM EDT (#343088) #
Off topic a bit. Are indy league baseball games worth watching? Online webcast and radio broadcast are available.
greenfrog - Wednesday, June 07 2017 @ 09:35 PM EDT (#343093) #
Bichette and Guerrero Jr. were a combined 4/7 with two doubles tonight (and are now hitting .384 and .337 respectively).
#2JBrumfield - Wednesday, June 07 2017 @ 10:53 PM EDT (#343094) #
Bo Bichette, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Justin Maese and Geno Encina have been selected to play in the Midwest League All-Star Game.
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