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The Dunedin Blue Jays were the only winners on the farm Tuesday. Buffalo was snowed out.

Binghamton 4 New Hampshire 3

The Fisher Cats had a chance to win this one in the bottom of the ninth. Juan Kelly led off with a double and was pushed to third on a sacrifice bunt by Jonathan Davis. However, Bo Bichette struck out and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. capped off a 0-for-5 night by lining out to left for the game's final out. Bichette had a single and a walk. Lourdes Gourriel Jr., Cavan Biggio, Andrew Guillotte and Kelly had two hits apiece with Kelly getting two doubles and a stolen base. Biggio had a triple along with a walk and a stolen base. Guillotte earned a walk to get on base three times.

Jon Harris served up two solo homers and three runs over five innings. He allowed seven hits and a walk while striking out four and getting five groundball outs. Zach Jackson gave up a hit and struck out two over a scoreless sixth. Jose Fernandez struck out one in a shutout seventh. Justin Shafer gave up a home run in the eighth over his two innings to take the loss.


Dunedin 5 Fort Myers 2

Nash Knight doubled home two runs to cap off a four-run first inning to put the D-Jays on the way to victory. Dalton Pompey doubled home an Anthony Alford single to open the scoring before Riley Adams singled home Pompey. Alford doubled home Knight for the fifth run in the fifth. Logan Warmoth walked twice and was hit by a pitch.

T.J. Zeuch pitched six shutout innings of five-hit ball and walked a pair. He struck out eighth and got seven outs on the ground. William Ouellette gave up two runs over 1-1/3, Travis Bergen gave up a hit in one-third of an inning before Jackson McClelland recorded the final fours outs for the save. He was hitting 98 on the radar gun according to Dunedin broadcaster Jim Tarabocchia.


Lake County 7 Lansing 2

Maverik Buffo was mauled for seven straight hits in the third and was charged with six runs over 2-1/3 innings to take the loss. He gave up nine hits and two walks with one strikeout. Andy Ravel soaked up 2-2/3 innings of shutout relief and Kyle Weatherly contributed three more. Dany Jimenez was dinged for an unearned marker in the ninth.

Cullen Large had a home run and a single. Samad Taylor had a three-hit night and a stolen base. Kevin Smith was 1-for-4 with an RBI. Chavez Young had the other base hit.


*** 3 Stars!!! ***

3. Nash Knight, Dunedin

2. Cavan Biggio, New Hampshire

1. T.J. Zeuch, Dunedin


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bpoz - Wednesday, April 18 2018 @ 09:13 AM EDT (#356389) #
I had heard that J McLelland has touched 100 mph. I hope he develops into a valuable reliever.
Mike Green - Wednesday, April 18 2018 @ 10:05 AM EDT (#356393) #
The return of Pompey and Alford is very good news.  With the weather turning warmer in the northeast in the next week, I expect that they will be back in double or triple A.  I also expect Zeuch to be in New Hampshire by May 1.  The team depth news is good; it would be nice if the weather would cooperate so that Borucki and Biagini could get on a regular pitching pattern. 
jerjapan - Wednesday, April 18 2018 @ 01:34 PM EDT (#356410) #
McLelland is interesting if you believe in relief prospects - I certainly do.  This is his fourth year in the org, although he barely pitched in his draft year, so hopefully he hits AA as soon as the team starts promoting players.  We need to make a decision on whether to protect him in the rule v, and if he continues to pitch as well as he has, he is definitely a candidate to be taken.  He doesn't quite get the K% you'd like in a minor league reliever, but otherwise he's been pretty dominant for his minor league career.  I like the org's 'slow and steady' promotion approach most of the time, but think they should be more aggressive with minor league relievers - Conor Fisk and Travis Bergen also spring to mind, although Bergen still only has 33 pro IPs, despite being drafted in 2015. 

Any Vancouver / Lansing fans get a look at McClelland in person? 

bpoz - Wednesday, April 18 2018 @ 07:49 PM EDT (#356458) #
Lansing wins. Max Castillo gets a 4IP save.
Mike Green - Wednesday, April 18 2018 @ 08:56 PM EDT (#356468) #
Pompey has two doubles, a single and a walk tonight for Dunedin.  Buffalo is in Norfolk beginning on Friday night and they've got room for him.  The weather should be all right by then.   
Waveburner - Wednesday, April 18 2018 @ 09:58 PM EDT (#356481) #
Yeah Pompey had a great game. Alford on the other hand was 0/4 with 4 K's and a HBP. Hopefully it just grazed him.
John Northey - Wednesday, April 18 2018 @ 10:27 PM EDT (#356483) #
When it comes to minor league relievers I need a LOT to convince me they are for real.  I'm talking 10+ K's per 9 IP with 2 or fewer BB/9 IP with ERA's in the sub 2 territory.  Then to do it more than once.  McClelland lifetime in the minors (93 2/3 IP) is at 7.4 K/9 and 3.1 BB/9 with a 2.98 ERA so he doesn't hit any of those 3 conditions before I have any buy in.  This year he has 4 1/3 IP (before tonight)  with 8 K's and 0  BB and a 0 ERA.  Keep that up all year and I'll start to think he might be for real, but right now all that is is a nice streak over 3 games. 

Tim Collins was the last reliever I got excited about - his 4 years in the minors he was double digits for K/9 every year, 13 K/9 IP for his last 2 years in the minors but his BB/9 never got below 3.0.  After 4 years in the majors he is back in the minors for Washington last year and this after missing 2 years due to injuries.  His K/9 is still there but his BB/9 is over 7 both years.  Yikes! 20 2/3 IP 17 BB 28 K's - Nuke Laloosh reborn (FYI: Steve Dalkowski is who that character was based on - at age 21 he threw 170 IP with 262 BB and 262 K's for a class C team (around A ball level or a bit lower by today's way of ranking them).  His age 19 season was even more insane - 118 IP 245 BB 203 K's just 53 hits.  His highest level was 24 IP total in AAA over 2 years).
uglyone - Wednesday, April 18 2018 @ 10:40 PM EDT (#356485) #
I love how we barely comment on Vladdy's daily awesomeness.
John Northey - Wednesday, April 18 2018 @ 11:43 PM EDT (#356486) #
Eh, call me when he is doing it in AAA or the majors.  :)

MiLB.com has this article: Jays' Bichette, Guerrero already a hit in Double-A
Love the quote from the manager: "They're like a boy band when we're traveling," joked Schneider, who's now serving as their tour, er, field manager once again with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. "It's crazy."

In 5 of Vlad's last 10 games he has 2 or 3 hits.  Twice he went 0 for whatever (0-2 and 0-5) current slash is 349/404/605 - sweet but not 'wow' enough to force the Jays to move him to AAA ahead of schedule (July).

Bo has hits in 9 of his last 10 (0-5 tonight) 5 multi-hit games.  Slash line of 306/382/388 which is excellent for a SS but far below his career 366/423/573 so hopefully he picks it up a bit soon so he can go with Vlad to Buffalo in July.

ayjackson - Wednesday, April 18 2018 @ 11:59 PM EDT (#356487) #
The other SOHOFers, Biggio and Clemens, are off to very interesting starts as well. Never bet against genetics and stuff.
uglyone - Thursday, April 19 2018 @ 12:22 AM EDT (#356489) #
I hope they don't worry about moving vladdy up faster than Bo.

They're not really the same calibre of prospect.
Richard S.S. - Thursday, April 19 2018 @ 02:00 AM EDT (#356492) #
The Jays Brass see Vladimir Guerrero Jr. as a much more advanced prospect that Bo Bichette according to some podcasts I listen to. They may go up to AAA together, but Vlady could go straight to the Show sooner if hes crushing AA and the Jays need a Bat.
bpoz - Thursday, April 19 2018 @ 09:26 AM EDT (#356501) #
Vlad sure is awesome. Some of our other top prospects are also doing well. So we don't just have depth. We have some potential starters that are doing well. SSS.

Some don't qualify as prospects but they are young and athletic. T Hernandez, D Pompey.
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