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Strong pitching performances at all levels as the usual suspects continued to hit.

Buffalo Bisons

Buffalo had an impressive weekend set. They won Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Danny Jansen walked off the visiting Syracuse Chiefs as part of a three-hit, one walk day on Friday. Jansen was a homer from a cycle. Deck McGuire pitched eight innings of two run baseball. On Saturday, Chris Rowley allowed one unearned on seven innings of work. Dwight Smith Jr. paced the way with three hits and was himself a homer away from the cycle. Finally on Sunday, the Bisons won with a bit more comfort. Ryan Borucki was the star pitching seven shutout innings in his strongest start of this young 2018 season.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats

New Hampshire fought weather all weekend. Rained out on Friday and Sunday, the Fisher Cats played a doubleheader Saturday, wherein they swept the home Binghamton Rumble Ponies. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had four hits across the two games and is now hitting two points shy of .400. Guerrero Jr. was also thrown out twice trying to stretch singles into doubles. Harold Ramirez had four hits across the two games as well. Bo Bichette was a tad more quiet, but nonetheless scored twice across the two games, walked twice, doubled, and registered two RBIs. Jordan Romano got the win in the second game, pitching five innings of two-run baseball. He now has five wins on the season.

Dunedin Blue Jays

Dunedin won two and lost one. Dunedin won Friday on the strength of seven shutout innings from Taylor Saucedo, won Saturday from a balanced offensive attack, and lost Sunday despite falling a run short of a comeback in the ninth. Logan Warmoth had three hits on Sunday and Angel Perdomo pitched three shutout (and walk free) innings on Saturday.

Lansing Lugnuts

Lansing got swept over the Friday-Sunday games. On Friday, Maxime Castillo’s five shutout innings of relief stemmed what was a rough four innings of baseball from Colton Laws and Brody Rodning. Kevin Smith had three hits and Kevin Vicuna, Kacy Clemens, and Samad Taylor homered. On Saturday, Kevin Smith’s two hits and two walks were just about the only highlights. Sunday was much the same as Chavez Young had three of Lansing’s four hits as Lansing was shutout.

Three Stars

3. Kevin Smith

2. Taylor Saucedo

1. Ryan Borucki

Friday’s Box Scores

Saturday’s Box Scores

Sunday’s Box Scores

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Gerry - Monday, May 07 2018 @ 04:42 PM EDT (#357505) #
Dunedin has confirmed that Nate Pearson will start tonight and also that Kacy Clemens has been promoted from Lansing.
jerjapan - Monday, May 07 2018 @ 06:02 PM EDT (#357507) #
Great news on both issues.  Pearson will help determine who the actual fourth best prospect in the org is, assuming Jansen is indeed 3rd, and Clemens will get his chance to show the naysayers that they are right - or wrong - about his age. 
hypobole - Monday, May 07 2018 @ 06:41 PM EDT (#357510) #
Wasn't involved in the original discussion about Clemens, but there is no question about his age.

The MWL average hitter age is 21.3, FSL is 22.5. Clemens will be 24 by the end of July, so no one will be proved right or wrong even if Clemens does well in Dunedin, (which I hope he does).
diamonds38 - Monday, May 07 2018 @ 07:11 PM EDT (#357511) #
Fisher Cats update as they lead 3-0 after 2.

Vlad with a 3-run blast to left
Reid-Foley 2 IP, 1 H, 0 BB, 5 K's

The beat goes on.
mendocino - Monday, May 07 2018 @ 07:15 PM EDT (#357512) #

Nate Pearson just took a hot shot off his pitching elbow. Not sure of the exit velo but it was scorched. In visible pain, unable to extend his arm. Is coming out of the game. Stay tuned

4:05 PM - 7 May 2018 from Dunedin, FL
jerjapan - Monday, May 07 2018 @ 07:18 PM EDT (#357513) #
Hypobole, the conversation you weren't involved in was about Clemens becoming a full-time position player in the last few years, hence fewer reps as a hitter.  Others have disputed the impact of this, or whether or not he was actually a full-time hitter, but the average ages are, I think, something we are all aware of.   I'm not interested in playing gotcha - I thought it was an interesting question. 

So let me ask you - how relevant is age for a player with an unconventional development path?  Do Romano and Borucki get mulligans for their years battling injuries?  Does age mean anything at all with a conversion project - from hitter to pitcher or vice versa? 

diamonds38 - Monday, May 07 2018 @ 07:36 PM EDT (#357514) #
Through 4, Reid-Foley

2 Hits
0 runs
1 BB
6 K's
greenfrog - Monday, May 07 2018 @ 07:49 PM EDT (#357515) #
BA article on Vlad Jr.:
diamonds38 - Monday, May 07 2018 @ 07:58 PM EDT (#357516) #
Through 5, it is 6-2 Fisher Cats. A guy who was 0-28 this year hit one off the scoreboard off Reid-Foley after a walk. After the home run, he struck out the next two batters to give him 8 on the night.

Cats last three runs came on a Hissey RBI single, a wild pitch, and Bichette stole second and the throw went into centre field allowing Hissey to score.
diamonds38 - Monday, May 07 2018 @ 08:01 PM EDT (#357517) #
Biggio with a blast to right...7-2
diamonds38 - Monday, May 07 2018 @ 08:39 PM EDT (#357518) #
10-2 Cats.

With 2 outs in the sixth Davis doubles off the top of the left wall, Bichette doubles off the top of the left field wall, Vladdy homers off the Hilton in deep left centre.
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