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The top level affiliates all lost but the bottom half all won for a 3-3 Monday night. New Hampshire had the night off. Bluefield's game was rained out.

Buffalo Bisons

Danny Jansen had a hit and a walk. Gregorio Petit had the lone extra-base hit and Jon Berti had a single. Christian Lopes, Dwight Smith Jr. and Teoscar Hernandez heard ball four once.

Joe Biagini took the loss by giving up two runs over three innings on three hits while striking out one. Five of his eight outs in play were on the ground. Chris Rowley finished up with five innings of two-run ball on four hits and a walk. His strikeout and groundout totals were five apiece.

Dunedin Blue Jays

Connor Panas had three hits, including his 11th home run of the year. Juan Kelly had two hits but the most exciting news of all was Chris Coghlan getting a base hit and a base on balls before Josh Almonte replaced him and picked up a pinch-single. Bo Bichette had a hit and a stolen base. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had the night off.

Tayler Saucedo was slapped around for four runs in 2-2/3 innings and Daniel Lietz had a tough time of it by allowing three runs in two-thirds of an inning on two hits, two walks and two hit by pitches. Adonys Cardona stranded two of three runners and did not allow a run of his own over 1-2/3 innings. Geno Encina was bombed for a three-run homer and a solo dinger over three innings.

Lansing Lugnuts

Rodrigo Orozco, Nash Knight and Javier Hernandez all had a couple of hits. Orozco walked while Knight took one for the team and drove in a pair.

Osman Gutierrez gave up three runs over six frames on seven hits (including a home run) while walking and striking out three. Denis Diaz overcame a hit and two walks with one strikeout over two scoreless innings. Neither Gutierrez or Diaz could shut down the running game as they allowed six stolen bases between them.

Vancouver Canadians

Norberto Obeso
had a home run and a double and Logan Warmoth had two hits, three RBI as part of a 14-hit attack. Matt Morgan doubled and tripled, Kacy Clemens had two hits and Brock Lundquist had three.

Nate Pearson had two scoreless frames with a punchout. Brody Rodning gave up five runs but only two were earned as he got the victory. Grayson Huffman pitched 1-1/3 innings of shutout ball. Chris Hall gave up an unearned marker in the eighth while Jake Fishman put up a zero in the ninth.

GCL Blue Jays

Otto Lopez had three hits, including a triple, while the other four hits were split evenly between Dominic Abbadessa and Yhordegny Kelly, who contributed a double apiece. Abbadessa was also hit by a pitch.

Maverik Buffo cruised through five shutout innings of two-hit ball, striking out seven and getting four groundouts for a Game Score of 73. Emerson Jimenez also dominiated with two shutout innings of one-hit ball in which he struck out five. Anderson Nunez was nicked for an unearned run before Connor Law struck out one in the ninth to get the save.

DSL Blue Jays

Rafael Lantigua doubled, singled and walked at the top of the order. Steward Berroa and Hector Guerrero walked twice each with Berroa stealing a base.

Naswell Paulino earned the win with five shutout innings on just three hits while striking out four. Yohandy Martir struck out two in two shutout frames, Rafael Monsion also struck two in the eighth and Yunior Hinojosa locked down the goose egg in the ninth to collect the save.

*** 3 Stars!!! ***

3. Norberto Obeso, Vancouver

2. Connor Panas, Dunedin

1. Maverik Buffo, GCL Blue Jays


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ISLAND BOY - Tuesday, August 08 2017 @ 07:09 AM EDT (#346606) #
Great headline #2! You were really Cruising until you called him Bufflo in the three stars. That would be an awesome name,too, though.
85bluejay - Tuesday, August 08 2017 @ 07:58 AM EDT (#346607) #
Emerson Jimenez, a failed shortstop prospect whom the jays signed and are doing the pitching conversion project that has become popular is off to a nice start - someone to keep an eye on next year - maybe the next Carlos Ramirez.
lexomatic - Tuesday, August 08 2017 @ 08:10 AM EDT (#346608) #
Now that I think on it, I'd rather have a healthy version of the buffalo outfield than who's all in Toronto now . I can't remember another time when.
I'm happy that Jansen is still hitting I see him starting in AAA next year, McGuire & Pentecost splitting AA.

Going back to fielding, I don't know what sites to go and check to compare who was catching witch starter against which opponent, but Pentecost has great CS numbers, while Jansen had bad numbers in A as well, he's been the best in AA. So how much is the pitchers he's worked with, the competition, etc. I don't think we as fans have free access to the resources we need to properly evaluate minor league catching.

While Bo has long lost sight of .400, Vlad Jr. Is now hitting .300 with continued discipline. Power's not there, but results are Wow!
bpoz - Tuesday, August 08 2017 @ 09:55 AM EDT (#346612) #
Bichette is batting lead off for Dunedin. In Lansing he batted 3rd most of the time.
Smart move by the team. More ABs.

Both Bichette and Vlad don't seem to be tiring, so maybe they go to the AFL too.
whiterasta80 - Tuesday, August 08 2017 @ 01:53 PM EDT (#346627) #
Agreed Lex. Management made a couple of nice moves at the deadline that helped retool on the fly. Then they pissed all the gains they made away but not committing to the youth for the rest of the season.

Even if only 1/4 of those OFs (I'd add Alford to the list) are ready then at least we have that information for the start of next season.
jerjapan - Tuesday, August 08 2017 @ 04:57 PM EDT (#346635) #
Yup.  And now we have another mediocre LF with no power (barring Sunday's HR) and limited defensive skills in the mix with Aoki.  Hopefully, he's non-tendered in the offseason to free up a 40 man roster spot and keep the 5 million or so he'll get in arb, but I could see the org wanting to hang on to him.  According to Wilner on the radio broadcast, he is now tied for the team lead in all-time HRs by a Japanese player with Mune Kawasaki - one each.
greenfrog - Tuesday, August 08 2017 @ 07:59 PM EDT (#346643) #
Samad Taylor, who just turned 19, was 2/3 with a walk and a SB today for Bluefield. Now hitting .308 on the season with a bit of pop.
hypobole - Wednesday, August 09 2017 @ 02:08 PM EDT (#346666) #
Taylor is my favourite deadline pickup. Plus-plus (70) speed.
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