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A new Blue Jay eclipsed Vlad Jr. in the news coming out of Buffalo with 12 strikeouts in his first start. Jacob Waguespack made a good first impression. New Hampshire continued to score runs but their pitching and defense were terrible. Dunedin stole a win, Lansing won too. Vancouver lost, Bluefield won both ends of a doubleheader. The GCL Jays lost, the DSL team split a doubleheader.


Buffalo lost 6-4. Newly acquired Jacob Waguespack made a good first impression with 12 strikeouts in 6.1 innings. He was charged with four runs, two of those on a home run in the sixth. In the seventh he left with two runners on, one a single and another on an error. He was replaced by Craig Breslow and Conor Fisk who combined to let in four runs, two of Waguespack's and one each.

Buffalo scored two in the fifth with one hit. After a hit batter and a walk, Anthony Alford singled in a run and a second scored on a wild pitch. In the seventh Tim Lopes and Jonathan Davis went back to back with home runs. It was Davis's second in as many nights. Davis was 1-3 with a walk and still is hanging in with the best average on the team. Vlad Jr doubled off the wall, walked, and was 1-3.

New Hampshire

New Hampshire lost 20-8. Jordan Romano has pitched well this year. He did have a wobble mid-season but had recovered from that. He had another wobble on Thursday. Richmond scored seven off Romano but only two were earned because of errors by Bichette and Biggio. Each time Romano had a chance to get out of it but gave up a big hit. Nick Hartman, Zach Jackson and Dusty Isaacs all were hit around and gave up runs too. Isaacs totally lost the plot in the top of the ninth, he walked four, along with three hits, and didn't get an out. Catcher Ryan Hissey had to come on in relief but didn't provide much.

Max Pentecost had three hits and two RBI. Over the last week Pentecost is hitting .500. Can he carry that through to the end of the season? Harold Ramirez and Gunnar Heidt had two hits each. Bo Bichette was 1-5 with a double. Cavan Biggio also had a double and two walks.


Dunedin won 2-1 in ten innings. Rodrigo Orozco manufactured the win. He started the tenth inning as the designated runner on second. He went to steal third and the catcher threw the ball into left field, winning run scores. Orozco drove in the other Jay run, he doubled to drive in Kacy Clemens. The Jays had eleven hits. Ivan Castillo had three, Clemens, Alberto Mineo and Kevin Smith had two each.

As you might guess from the score, this was a pitching battle, the ERA leader in the league started for Lakeland versus Patrick Murphy who leads the league in ERA since June. Murphy went six shutout innings, three hits, seven K's. Ty Tice picked up the win.


Lansing won 8-6. Ryan Noda had cooled off for a while but is heating up again. He hit his 14th home run, a three run shot. Chavez Young and Samad Taylor had two hits and an RBI each.

Matt Gunter gave up four runs in five innings but picked up the win. Brayden Bouchey pitched well in relief and got his second save.


Vancouver lost 7-4 to a strong Hillsboro team. Jose Espada started and was charged with five runs.

The C's had eight hits. Otto Lopez had two doubles, Jake Brodt also had two doubles, Bryan Lizardo had two hits, one double, and two RBI. Of the eight C's hits, seven were doubles.


Bluefield swept a doubleheader. The Jays won game one 9-2. Rafael Lantigua was 2-3 with 3 RBI. DJ Neal hit his first home run of the season, a two run shot. Hagen Danner was the DH and picked up two hits to bring his average up to .296. There were some questions about his bat after last season but he is hitting better this year. Troy Watson started and did not allow a hit in four innings. His ERA is 1.29

The Jays won game 2, 6-1, holding Bristol to just two hits. Adams Cuevas went four innings, one hit allowed, a solo home run. Nicholas Medina pitched two hitless innings while Grant Townsend gave up the second hit in his one inning of work. Rafael Lantigua added two more hits to pump his average up to .379. Dominic Abbadessa also had two, one a triple. Alejandro Kirk homered.

GCL Jays

The GCL Jays lost 5-4 in ten innings. Warnel Valdez, who hit his first home run yesterday, was 3-5 with four RBI. He drove in all the Jays runs. He is hot. Gabriel Moreno was 1-3 with two walks. Moreno had not walked until three days ago, he now has four walks, he has struck out seven times. Jordan Groshans did not play, again. Rafael Monsion went five innings with six K's. He did concede three runs on five hits. Monsion now has a 4.09 ERA as one of the Jays bonus babies.

DSL Jays

The DSL Jays split a doubleheader. Jhon Solarte was 3-3 with two runs scored in the first game. Ronald Govea started and won the game. Govea is now 3-0 with a 1.38 ERA. He has pitched well for the Jays but his strikeout numbers are not high, but he is still 17. In game 2, the Jays were held to five hits and two runs. Solarte drove in both runs with a 1-3 game. Adrian Hernandez took the loss by allowing three runs in five innings.

3 Stars

3rd star: Jacob Waguespack

2nd star: Wernel Valdez

1st star: Rafael Lantigua


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bpoz - Friday, August 03 2018 @ 09:32 AM EDT (#363164) #
Is the designated runner the next man in the batting order? If not you can pinch run for him. Also pinch hit for the next guy up if he is a weak hitter.
hypobole - Friday, August 03 2018 @ 09:40 AM EDT (#363165) #
designated runner is the guy who made the last out in the previous inning.
bpoz - Friday, August 03 2018 @ 09:44 AM EDT (#363166) #
Thanks hypobole. So no pinch runner, but pinch hitter possible.

A little luck and fluke can go a long way. Hopefully in the playoffs.
hypobole - Friday, August 03 2018 @ 09:50 AM EDT (#363167) #
bpoz, I'm pretty sure you can pinch run and pinch hit.
Gerry - Friday, August 03 2018 @ 09:57 AM EDT (#363170) #
Some teams pinch run for the designated runner. Then they pinch hit for the scheduled hitter.
mendocino - Friday, August 03 2018 @ 10:12 AM EDT (#363175) #
Starting to see alot of names from the '16 IFA class (in penalty) emerging. Lopez, Lantigua, Kirk, Moreno, Valdez, Monsion. Good job by the scouts.
bpoz - Friday, August 03 2018 @ 10:29 AM EDT (#363178) #
So when Vlad took all the 2015 budget AA had to skimp in the other signings?
PeterG - Friday, August 03 2018 @ 11:29 AM EDT (#363184) #
#BlueJays' farm system now ranked fifth in baseball by MLB Pipeline
85bluejay - Friday, August 03 2018 @ 02:08 PM EDT (#363189) #
I hope the media does more reporting on the Pompey suspension and manager bobby Meacham - Seems odds to pull a player in the 2nd inning just to get Mckinney into the game especially since it's likely that Pompey & McKinney are competing to be among the Sept. callup options and given the injury riddled 2 years that Pompey has had & now with Pompey finally playing well he was P.O at such a quick hook - did Meacham speak to Pompey before the game to alert him about this potential quick hook? was it the FO who maybe called to have McKinney inserted into game? Was Mckinney late to the ballpark? of course, Pompey shouldn't have gotten into a fight with the manager but I can understand his anger when you consider the circumstances.
hypobole - Friday, August 03 2018 @ 02:24 PM EDT (#363190) #
Where did you hear Pompey was pulled just to get McKinney in the game?
scottt - Friday, August 03 2018 @ 02:27 PM EDT (#363191) #
In Little Leagues, a designated runner the player who made the last out in the previous inning who substitutes for the catcher when he gets on base so that the catcher can put on the tools of ignorance and doesn't delay the game.

I don't know what the rules are in minors leagues.

scottt - Friday, August 03 2018 @ 02:30 PM EDT (#363192) #
I got the Pompey details from a Blue Jays article on the web. Not sure which site. I read a lot of them, just not the ones behind paywalls.
scottt - Friday, August 03 2018 @ 02:42 PM EDT (#363194) #
The details were that Pompey drew a walk in the first inning Saturday, caught a fly ball and then was lifted for McKinney, at which point he exchanged words with his manager. He was then benched which led to the escalation.

The game logs are here:

hypobole - Friday, August 03 2018 @ 02:51 PM EDT (#363196) #
Yeah, I watched the game until the point Pompey was lifted, trying to see why. My guess is maybe he didn't do the proper backup on the stolen base, because I couldn't see anything else.

scottt - Friday, August 03 2018 @ 02:59 PM EDT (#363197) #
July 29

Buffalo Top of the 1st Dalton Pompey walks.
Indianapolis Bottom of the 1st Christopher Bostick flies out to left fielder Dalton Pompey.

Buffalo Top of the 2nd
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Billy McKinney replaces Dalton Pompey.

July 30, Mckinney hits 3rd, go 0 for 4 with 3 Ks, no Pompey.
July 31, McKinney 2 for 5, 1 double, no Pompey
August 1, Mckinne 0 for 3, no Pompey
August 1, (second game of double header) McKinney 1 for 2 with a walk, Fields is in.

McKinney, Davis and Alford are getting the ABs, Roemon Fields has been  riding the pine as well.

scottt - Friday, August 03 2018 @ 03:03 PM EDT (#363198) #
Why would the left fielder backup the steal of second?
hypobole - Friday, August 03 2018 @ 03:12 PM EDT (#363200) #
In case the ball sails into the outfield?
scottt - Friday, August 03 2018 @ 03:18 PM EDT (#363203) #
It's kinda weird that McKinney is playing mostly RF, no?

Pillar will go back to CF and Grichuk to RF.
I could see a platoon of McKinney and Davis in left, while Alford should eventually take over in center.

Hernandez in left and McKinney in right sounds like a 100 loss outfield to me.

85bluejay - Friday, August 03 2018 @ 03:34 PM EDT (#363205) #
You're right hypobole - Mckinney might just have been the replacement for Pompey and not the reason for Pompey being pulled - that's why I'd like the media to do more reporting on the story.
Shoeless Joe - Friday, August 03 2018 @ 03:38 PM EDT (#363206) #
The thing I don't understand is that Jays are supposedly spending a lot of money on a performance department and things like this should not happen in a well run organization. Personally I would prefer they handle on field performance issues behind closed doors.
scottt - Friday, August 03 2018 @ 04:29 PM EDT (#363207) #
Isn't that the center field job? The left fielder should back up throw from first to second.
hypobole - Friday, August 03 2018 @ 06:15 PM EDT (#363210) #
Still have to come in on a steal attempt. Anyway, pure speculation on my part.

On a more positive note, here's a couple of short videos of Leonardo Jimenez in GCL play today.

Calls this a 2B, but it seems a single, taking 2nd on the throw

This is slow-mo of his swing, pulling a line drive.
greenfrog - Friday, August 03 2018 @ 07:43 PM EDT (#363212) #
The other day I was wondering what people thought of Patrick Murphy, who has been terrific over the last couple of months. He's a bit old (23) for the level (high-A), but sometimes pitchers are slow to develop.

Now I'm wondering about Zach Logue (22), who has had two strong seasons (2017 and 2018) in the minors, including a solid season this year in both Lansing and Dunedin. He has been outstanding so far tonight as well: 5 1 0 0 1 6. His control has been excellent in the minors, although his K rate has been declining as he moves up the ladder.
greenfrog - Friday, August 03 2018 @ 07:53 PM EDT (#363214) #
Make that 6 1 0 0 1 8 tonight for Logue. Impressive.
hypobole - Friday, August 03 2018 @ 08:00 PM EDT (#363215) #
Little Lefty Logue. This from an April article:

Logue’s stock in the draft likely slipped due to concerns about his size and lack of a true dominant pitch. He makes up for those issues with pinpoint command to both sides of the plate. Sitting 89-91 with his fastball, Logue throws a two-seamer as well as a four seamer, decent change, and sweeping, slurvy slider. He can throw all of his pitches for strikes, and pounds the strike zone, averaging about a 62% strike rate over three starts so far this year. Logue also has a good pickoff move to 1B, and helps himself by fielding his position very well. In short, he demonstrates a good command of his repertoire, throws strikes, and shows a very good feel for Pitching.
Marc Hulet - Friday, August 03 2018 @ 08:11 PM EDT (#363216) #
Gabriel Moreno, 18, is up to Bluefield... joining Hagen Danner and Austin Kirk to create some pretty fun catching depth. I imagine Kirk might be on his way to Vancouver soon...
hypobole - Friday, August 03 2018 @ 08:48 PM EDT (#363218) #
Marc, do you know what happened with Vicuna - thought I heard he's out for the rest of the year.
dan gordon - Saturday, August 04 2018 @ 12:48 AM EDT (#363222) #
Yes, Logue had another great game tonight. His last 5 games have been absolutely dominant: 31 2/3 IP, 22 H, 3 BB, 32 K, ERA 0.85, WHIP 0.79.
greenfrog - Saturday, August 04 2018 @ 08:57 AM EDT (#363228) #
Another nice thing about those five starts: no home runs allowed. Home runs have been a bit of an issue for him in his minor-league career.
PeterG - Saturday, August 04 2018 @ 10:00 AM EDT (#363233) #
Patrick Murphy has not been slow to develop. He has missed 2 years of development time due to injuries.
greenfrog - Saturday, August 04 2018 @ 10:16 AM EDT (#363235) #
PeterG, which two seasons of lost development time are you referring to? I see that he missed 2015 due to injuries. But it looks as if he pitched in 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018.
hypobole - Saturday, August 04 2018 @ 10:26 AM EDT (#363236) #
Murphy drafted in 2013 but didn't pitch. He pitched only 4 innings in 2014, so basically 2014 was a lost year as well.
scottt - Saturday, August 04 2018 @ 10:31 AM EDT (#363237) #
The A's traded Sonny Gray to NYY for 3 prospects which seems a good haul last year.
So far Dustin Fawler has been in negative WAR, Jame Kapriellian still hasn't recovered from TJ and Mateo has a .655 OPS in the PCL.
greenfrog - Saturday, August 04 2018 @ 10:39 AM EDT (#363238) #
Thanks, hypobole. So his progress has been slowed by injuries, not by development-related issues. Makes sense.

Also, he just turned 23, so he’s not that old, all things considered.
scottt - Saturday, August 04 2018 @ 10:57 AM EDT (#363239) #
Murphy was Rule V eligible last year and might need to be protected if he does well in AA.
Shoeless Joe - Saturday, August 04 2018 @ 10:59 AM EDT (#363240) #
There was a wonderful article about Rowdy Tellez in the Toronto star today where he opened up about his mothers illness.

It is very difficult to function during times likes these, and I think the young man now has a great attitude to life.
PeterG - Saturday, August 04 2018 @ 11:44 AM EDT (#363244) #
Murphy will need to be protected this off season or he will be gone.
hypobole - Saturday, August 04 2018 @ 12:08 PM EDT (#363247) #
I'll guarantee that Murphy is protected (whatever internet guarantees are worth).
Gerry - Saturday, August 04 2018 @ 12:14 PM EDT (#363248) #
Velocity counts. Murphy throws hard and will be protected. Logue is more of a lottery ticket and probably wont be protected.
Gerry - Saturday, August 04 2018 @ 12:22 PM EDT (#363249) #
Francisco Rios pitching in the GCL today. Still no Groshans!
PeterG - Saturday, August 04 2018 @ 12:24 PM EDT (#363250) #
Logue does not require rule 5 protection for another 2 years. He is a legitimate prospect.
Parker - Saturday, August 04 2018 @ 02:19 PM EDT (#363254) #
"The thing I don't understand is that Jays are supposedly spending a lot of money on a performance department and things like this should not happen in a well run organization. Personally I would prefer they handle on field performance issues behind closed doors."

I would too, but the organization keeps employing John Gibbons for PR reasons.

Meachum might be the same thing as Gibbons? Pompey might not be the Mississauga Golden Child everyone wants him to be? You either want transparency or you want the media to not have access to stuff like this - they need their web traffic. It's hard to have it both ways.
Shoeless Joe - Saturday, August 04 2018 @ 02:39 PM EDT (#363255) #
Nobody likes to be called out in front of their peers, and its best to avoid mob mentality when dealing with issues. The most effective means of managing people is to tell Pompey in the game what you did not approve of what happened and that you will discuss it more in detail after the game. No escalation, no showboating, no suspension and nothing you can't come back from.

If other players think Bobby Meacham is going too hard on Pompey after an altercation like that he will lose the room fairly quickly.
CeeBee - Saturday, August 04 2018 @ 05:59 PM EDT (#363259) #
Pardinho had a nice game today. 5 IP 0 R 1 W 6 K
greenfrog - Saturday, August 04 2018 @ 06:31 PM EDT (#363261) #
And no extra-base hits allowed. Excellent start.
Gerry - Saturday, August 04 2018 @ 10:23 PM EDT (#363264) #
Hector Perez starting for New Hampshire in game two tonight.
bpoz - Saturday, August 04 2018 @ 10:40 PM EDT (#363265) #
Agreed Shoeless.
bpoz - Saturday, August 04 2018 @ 10:47 PM EDT (#363266) #
Kind of weird. Otto Lopez is playing CF for Vancouver.
dan gordon - Sunday, August 05 2018 @ 12:15 AM EDT (#363272) #
Perez did his usual thing. Struck out 7 in 5 innings, but walked 4.

Vladdy was 2 for 2 in the nightcap of a DH, and is 4 for 11 with 7 walks in Buffalo, a .579 on base %.

Yennsy Diaz had 9 K's in 5 IP today, and now has a 65:20 K:BB ratio in 70 IP in A+ ball at age 21.

Brock Lundquist hit another HR, and now has a line of .333/.416/.512/.928 in 26 games with Dunedin after his promotion from Lansing.

Ryan Noda hit a HR, his 4th in 4 games, and looks like he might be going on another HR binge like he had in June.
scottt - Sunday, August 05 2018 @ 07:04 AM EDT (#363280) #
Pardinho made MLB Pipeline top 10 Saturday performers.
Marc Hulet - Sunday, August 05 2018 @ 08:58 AM EDT (#363283) #
Not really... Lopez played a bunch of outfield last year.
greenfrog - Sunday, August 05 2018 @ 10:29 AM EDT (#363289) #
Edward Olivares (traded for Solarte) was also one of Saturday’s top performers highlighted by MLB Pipeline.
PeterG - Sunday, August 05 2018 @ 10:38 AM EDT (#363290) #
Lopez seems to be able to play everywhere. His most common positions are RF and 2B though in previous seasons, he has played all the OF and 3 IF positions.
85bluejay - Sunday, August 05 2018 @ 11:02 AM EDT (#363293) #
A troubling development for Thomas Pannone since the Jays acquired him.

2016 - 133IP - 8HR allowed
2017 - 100IP - 5HR in Indians system
2017 - 34.2IP- 9HR in Jays system
2018 - 50.1IP- 10HR
85bluejay - Sunday, August 05 2018 @ 11:10 AM EDT (#363295) #
Sure would like to know what the Astros offered for Osuna last July when they came close to acquiring him (when I was advocating a selloff) - apparently a much stronger package than what they paid this year.
Gerry - Sunday, August 05 2018 @ 11:12 AM EDT (#363296) #
Pompey back in the Bisons lineup today.
85bluejay - Sunday, August 05 2018 @ 11:26 AM EDT (#363297) #
Thomas Pannone correction

2017 - 110IP - 5HR in Indians system
hypobole - Sunday, August 05 2018 @ 11:44 AM EDT (#363299) #
Yeah, I was wondering why people were so ready to bring Pannone up to Toronto, especially while SRF was having one excellent start after another.
85bluejay - Sunday, August 05 2018 @ 11:59 AM EDT (#363300) #
I still think Pannone is more likely to come up before SRF but not because of merit - SRF is younger,can get better and has the upside of a mid-rotation starter IMO and so gaining an extra year by waiting until into the 2019 season is more valuable - Pannone (except maybe for the HR thing) is more of a finished product,older, and more likely a backend starter profile and I don't thing the extra year may be that valuable or come into play.
bpoz - Sunday, August 05 2018 @ 12:04 PM EDT (#363302) #
We need some lefties in the 2019 pen. If we can make 2 LH pen arms a strength that would be great. Garcia, Mayza and Pannone.
hypobole - Sunday, August 05 2018 @ 12:14 PM EDT (#363303) #
bpoz, there is no way Garcia is a Blue Jay next year.
ComebyDeanChance - Sunday, August 05 2018 @ 12:51 PM EDT (#363304) #
Sure would like to know what the Astros offered for Osuna last July when they came close to acquiring him (when I was advocating a selloff) - apparently a much stronger package than what they paid this year.

Interested to know how this "much stronger package" is 'apparent' to you and what this "much stronger package" was.
ayjackson - Sunday, August 05 2018 @ 01:15 PM EDT (#363305) #
I think SRF only has about 6 or 7 starts left in his arm this year based on throwing 135 IP last year. Calling both up to piggy back each other (4 innings each) would be my preference.
greenfrog - Sunday, August 05 2018 @ 01:28 PM EDT (#363306) #
Why start SRF's service clock now? I would wait until May or June of 2019.
Shoeless Joe - Sunday, August 05 2018 @ 01:44 PM EDT (#363307) #
I don't think I am going to worry about service clock considerations for Sean Reid-Foley.

There is more value to the team to see if he is ready for the big leagues now, so they can count on him for next year.

Glevin - Sunday, August 05 2018 @ 02:24 PM EDT (#363308) #
“There is more value to the team to see if he is ready for the big leagues now, so they can count on him for next year.”

Where is the value in giving SRF five starts?.It’s not like the Jays are going to be competing next year so even if he starts for a month in Buffalo in 2019, it’ doesn’t hurt the Jays or SRF in any way. . Service time might not matter for any player, but there’s no point in losing a player a year early when you’re in the middle of a rebuild imo.
John Northey - Sunday, August 05 2018 @ 02:31 PM EDT (#363309) #
Funny how the service clock has become such a big issue.  In the past you'd want a guy to come up and get some time in the majors ASAP so he could get the initial 'wow I'm in the majors' stage done and he could focus instead on being a solid major leaguer.  5 or 6 starts may not be much but it can tell the Jays if SRF is ready or not for the majors vs more AAA time which won't tell them.  Pitchers are more variable than hitters as a rule - Juan Guzman was 'meh' at best in the minors but a star in the majors (ERA over 4 his last 3 years in the minors, sub 3 his first 2 years in the majors).  That is an extreme example.

I remember AA saying that guys who stick on their first try are rare so he liked calling them up right away when they seemed ready.  Didn't always work out, but also didn't always fail.  My gut says get those ML yips over with in this lost season for SRF.  Vlad we know will be a star so no need to rush him up this year unless he signs a crazy 10 year deal.
Richard S.S. - Sunday, August 05 2018 @ 02:39 PM EDT (#363310) #
For 2019, the Jays are sure about Aaron Sanchez, Marcus Stroman and Ryan Borucki at the front of the Rotation. I think they are fairly sure about Sam Gaviglio at the end of the Rotation.

Aaron Sanchez close to returning, but when? Mike Hauschild is the newest flavour of the day, so I expect he gets at least one more Start. Some time after that I think a decision gets made.

When does Aaron return? Does Marco get traded? Buffalo has played/is playing a lot of double-headers/make-up games because of all their rainouts. They really haven’t had a Starter to spare. A major move like Sean Reid-Foley to the Jays means promotions all round the Minors. When that has Playoff connotations for both the Teams and the Players, the Jays may not make that move before September.
dalimon5 - Sunday, August 05 2018 @ 02:41 PM EDT (#363311) #

Blue Jay Way is referring to Steve Simmons article from this weekend where he talks of offers for Osuna last year as well as MLB talent offered for Tellez.
Shoeless Joe - Sunday, August 05 2018 @ 03:04 PM EDT (#363312) #
I agree with John, it's not a given SRF sticks first go around anyways.

The added value for me is that  SRF needs to be added to the 40 man this off-season to avoid the rule 5. If he shows he belongs this year similar to Borucki you can pencil him in on the 25 man slot and the Jays can avoid a Jaime Garcia esque signing meaning it might be a bit easier to navigate through a tight 40 man crunch coming this off-season. In essence five starts might keep a borderline 40 man prospect such as Perdomo, Bergen, etc in the organization, and have SRF completely ready for a rotation slot from day 1 next year.

Shoeless Joe - Sunday, August 05 2018 @ 03:21 PM EDT (#363313) #
AA Admitted that Tellez was the piece AA wouldn't give up in a deal for Ben Zobrist.
PeterG - Sunday, August 05 2018 @ 05:57 PM EDT (#363324) #
Gaviglio won't be in the end of the rotation in 2019. I doubt that he is here at all. I don't think he survives the 40 man in the off season. Between now and next season, Jays could acquire pitchers for any of Estrada, Donaldson, Pillar.

Add as for SRF, I would keep him in Buffalo and send him back there next season to be the first guy up when someone is injured or falters.
PeterG - Sunday, August 05 2018 @ 06:23 PM EDT (#363326) #
Otto Lopez starts at SS today for Vancouver. In the last week he has started at SS, 2B, CF, RF while maintaining excellent offensive production.
CeeBee - Sunday, August 05 2018 @ 07:39 PM EDT (#363331) #
I'm guessing Conine is injured? Have not seen his name in a box score for around a week.
Gerry - Sunday, August 05 2018 @ 08:47 PM EDT (#363332) #
Conine and Groshans have minor injuries, should be back within the week.
dan gordon - Monday, August 06 2018 @ 02:30 AM EDT (#363336) #
Cal Stevenson had a 3 for 3 day with 2 walks today and now has a line of .345/.486/.517/1.004 in Bluefield after being promoted from the GCL, and he's also 10 for 10 in stealing bases on the season, and has 43 walks vs only 15 strikeouts. He's 21, and would seem to be too advanced for this level. Would be nice to see him in Vancouver, or maybe even Lansing. The Jays may have caught something with their 10th round pick, but we need to see him at a higher level to know.

Some nice hitting lines in Dunedin today - Palacios 3 for 5 plus a walk, Kevin Smith 3 for 4 plus a walk, Lundquist 4 for 6, Orozco 3 for 5, and catcher Alberto Mineo 4 for 5 plus a walk. Mineo is new to the Jays system this year, being claimed on waivers, and has put together his best season with the bat, hitting .305 with an OPS of .817. Over his last 10 games, he's hitting .436. Don't know about his defense, but he has done a pretty good job of throwing out stolen base attempts, 31% for his career and 39% this season. He's 24, but maybe things are starting to come together for him.
Gerry - Monday, August 06 2018 @ 04:06 PM EDT (#363368) #
Spanberger has been promoted to Dunedin.
Shoeless Joe - Monday, August 06 2018 @ 04:12 PM EDT (#363369) #
I am glad to see that Spanberger is being sent to Dunedin, but it is very curious that Noda remains in Lansing. This is after Kacy Clemens was also promoted over him previously.
hypobole - Monday, August 06 2018 @ 05:31 PM EDT (#363371) #
Dunedin's David Jacob retired.
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