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The affiliates put four of six in the loss column Monday. Buffalo and New Hampshire are on their All-Star breaks.

Dunedin Blue Jays

Conor Fisk deserved much better in this one. He surrendered just two hits and a walk over seven shutout innings while racking up nine strikeouts and a Game Score of 85. Adonys Cardona suffered the loss by allowing three runs in two-thirds of an inning. Daniel Lietz got the last out of the eighth but allowed a Cardona runner to score.

Max Pentecost tripled and scored on a Cavan Biggio base hit. Bo Bichette was 0-for-4 with a walk. Lourdes Gourriel Jr., Juan Kelly and Connor Panas had the other Dunedin hits.

Lansing Lugnuts

Yeltsin Gudino was on base four times after going 3-for-3 with a walk. He is hitting .324 over his last 10 games to push his average to .270. Nash Knight, Mitch Nay and Ridge Smith had the other Lugnut hits.

Andy Ravel was rocked for six runs in six innings for the loss as he gave up two home runs. Andrew Deramo was dinged for four runs and Denis Diaz for three runs in their respective innings.

Vancouver Canadians

Riley Adams doubled home a Reggie Pruitt single. Cullen Large had a double while Kevin Vicuna and Deiferson Barreto had the other hits. Norberto Obeso walked twice.

Dalton Rodriguez was run over for eight runs in four innings. Grayson Huffman struck out two in a shutout fifth. Justin Dillon had a scoreless sixth but Brayden Bouchey was blasted for four runs in the seventh and William Ouelette allowed another in the ninth. More details of this disaster can be found at if you're a glutton for punishment.

Bluefield Blue Jays

Yorman Rodriguez and Ryan Gold paced the Bluef-Jays 19-hit attack with four apiece. Two-hit games were turned in by Kevin Smith, Ryan Noda, Antony Fuentes, Jesus Severino and Jesus Navarro.

Josh Winckowski was walloped for seven runs (six earned) over 2-1/3 innings. Kelyn Jose stranded one of two inherited runners and gave up one of his own in 2-2/3 innings but he struck out four to get the win. Jose Nova had two scoreless frames while Joe DiBenedetto and Ty Tice contributed one apiece.

GCL Blue Jays

Joseph Reyes had a triple as part of a three-hit day, Aldo Ovando also tripled and knocked home three runs and D.J. Neal also had a three-bagger to lead the G-Jays to victory. Logan Warmoth capped things off with a three-run home run as part of a 2-for-5 day at the dish. Dominic Abbadessa had a double and a single but Hagen Danner went 0-for-5 to drop his average to .174.

Elieser Medrano was mauled for five runs over 2-2/3 innings but Juan Meza (0.1IP), Matthew Gunter (3IP, 5K), Maverik Buffo (2IP, 2K) and Adams Cuevas (1IP, 3K) provided 6-1/3 innings of shutout relief with Buffo getting the win.

DSL Blue Jays

Hector Guerrero and Hugo Cardona were the only Jays to reach base twice with a base hit and a base on balls. Guerrero knocked home a run while Cardona stole two bases to run his season total to eight. Steward Berroa walked and swiped his 10th base of the year.

Rafael Monsion gave up two runs over 2-2/3 innings. Alexander Molina chipped in with 2-1/3 scoreless frames of one-hit ball and stranded the bases loaded for Monsion. The loss went to Nicolas Medina who had a funky cold sixth by coughing up two runs.Geremy Jimenez gave up a run in his inning of work but Juan Jimenez did not.

*** 3 Stars!!! ***

3. Francisco Rodriguez, Bluefield

2. Ryan Gold, Bluefield

1. Conor Fisk, Dunedin


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#2JBrumfield - Tuesday, July 11 2017 @ 01:51 AM EDT (#345158) #
Logan Warmoth is on his way to Vancouver according to his high school coach.

The Jays have signed pitcher John Straka again.
Gerry - Tuesday, July 11 2017 @ 01:35 PM EDT (#345173) #
The GCL game is in extra innings. With the new experimental rules the inning starts with a runner on second. I don't recall if the Jays have played extra innings before this. The experiment failed for the Jays in the tenth inning, DJ Neal was placed on second and was immediately picked off. The Jays then loaded the bases before a double play foiled their attempt to score.

They figured it out in the eleventh and got the win.
PeterG - Tuesday, July 11 2017 @ 01:53 PM EDT (#345174) #
For Gerry or Marc, do you think there is any possibility of Naswell Paulino being brought to NA this summer? He seems so dominant that he might easily skip the GCL and go directly to Bluefield or even higher by sometime next year. He is only 17 so no great rush I guess but perhaps he does need to be challenged.
Gerry - Tuesday, July 11 2017 @ 02:18 PM EDT (#345175) #
Morgan Campbell is reporting that Lourdes Gurriel is on his way to AA. That clears the way for Bo Bichette to play short in Dunedin. Urena and Gurriel will have to share playing time in AA.
PeterG - Tuesday, July 11 2017 @ 02:20 PM EDT (#345176) #
Maybe Gurriel will play some 2b, OF.
Marc Hulet - Tuesday, July 11 2017 @ 03:17 PM EDT (#345178) #
The Jays brought some players over late last year so it's not unheard of but given that this is Paulino's first year since transferring from being a hitter they may want to keep him in the DSL for the full year so they have him surrounded by Spanish speaking coaches to aid his transition. Elixon Caballero is another name to keep an eye on.
PeterG - Tuesday, July 11 2017 @ 03:20 PM EDT (#345179) #
That makes sense regarding Paulino. I do think that a jump in levels is in store if he has a good ST 2018 I doubts he starts in the GCL.
PeterG - Tuesday, July 11 2017 @ 03:23 PM EDT (#345180) #
Regarding the Gurriel promotion, it is not out of the question that Urena moves to Buffalo. His hitting has picked up the last month after a slow start and he is probably major league level as a defender.
Gerry - Tuesday, July 11 2017 @ 03:27 PM EDT (#345181) #
Several of those DR players will come to Florida in September for instructional league. The Jays could bring them over a week or two early to get some exposure to NA.

The Jays have criteria for pitcher promotions that are not just numbers based. It could be fastball control, learning to throw a change up or getting comfortable and quick enough out of the stretch. We don't know exactly what these criteria are and we don't know where the players are on the progression. That's why its impossible to predict.
scottt - Tuesday, July 11 2017 @ 06:17 PM EDT (#345184) #
Gurriel has likely a clause that forces the Jays to bring him up before a certain date.
PeterG - Tuesday, July 11 2017 @ 06:28 PM EDT (#345185) #
I doubt that he has such a clause. He still has 2 remaining option years after this. It was originally thought that AA was the right starting point but as he had never played in cold weather, he was going to start in Dunedin for April. Then, he was injured twice. The last move to Dunedin, as Gil Kim says in the Star article, was just to get him to feel comfortable playing.

Since he is on the 40 man roster, obviously he will be in TO for September as there is no reason not to be. Where he starts next year will be entirely dependent on ST I would think.
uglyone - Tuesday, July 11 2017 @ 07:00 PM EDT (#345186) #
The Amazing Robert Osuna (Who Should Be Starting):
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