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The #BlueJays affiliates won five of nine Tuesday. The GCL and DSL squads split their doubleheaders while Buffalo's game ended on a cliffhanger.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 1 Buffalo 1 (Suspended Bottom 9th)

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. doubled home a Dwight Smith Jr. to tie the game in the eighth. Gunnar Heidt began the ninth with a base hit and got to second on a wild pitch before the game was called. Guerrero was 3-for-4 and Heidt had two hits.

Brandon Cumpton lasted eight innings and provided one-run ball on three hits and a walk with three strikeouts. Taylor Guerreri punched out two batters in a scoreless ninth.

Portland 3 New Hampshire 2

A two-run double by Cavan Biggio opened the scoring in the fifth but Portland would walk it off as Biggio's throwing error on a sacrifice bunt allowed the winning run to score from second. Biggio and Max Pentecost had two-hit efforts with Biggio stealing a base. Bo Bichette was 0-for-4.

T.J. Zeuch put together five shutout innings with just two hits and two walks on his pitching line. He struck out five and had six groundouts. Corey Copping coughed up a two-run homer in the sixth and needed help from Jackson McClelland stranded the bases loaded in the seventh. McClelland struck out three over 1-1/3 innings. Zach Jackson gave up an unearned run without retiring anybody for the loss.

Dunedin 5 Clearwater 1

The D-Jays used back-to-back-to-back doubles from Riley Adams, Brock Lundquist and Rodrigo Orozco plated four runs in the second with Adams driving in two. Yeltsin Gudino added a sacrifice fly in the fourth. Orozco had three hits and Adams had a pair.

Connor Eller shutout the Threshers by scattering two hits and three walks while whiffing six over five innings. Angel Perdomo allowed two runs over 2-2/3 innings. Jake Fishman stranded two runners and got the final four outs to reel in the save.

Bowling Green 7 Lansing 3

Vinny Capra had the lone hit for the Lugnuts and drew a walk out of the leadoff spot. Samad Taylor, Chavez Young and Norberto Obeso heard ball four once.

Graham Spraker suffered the loss, giving up five runs (three earned) over five innings. He allowed seven hits and a walk but struck out five. Andrew Deramo was dinged for two runs over two innings. Dalton Rodriguez put up a zero in the eighth.

Vancouver 5 Tri-City 2

The C's finally won in Pasco for the first time in 2018. A Tanner Kirwer RBI triple, a Christopher Bec RBI single and a balk led to three runs in the first before Brett Wright belted his fifth homer of the season in the ninth. Lopez had three hits while Kirwer and Brandon Polizzi had two apiece.

Sean Wymer gave up a run over three innings and Joey Murray was nicked for one over two frames. Justin Watts pitched two perfect frames with three strikeouts for the win. Marcus Reyes got a hold with a scoreless eighth and Orlando Pascual worked a one-hit ninth for the save. More details can be found right here.

Bluefield 7 Danville 5

A D.J. Neal sacrifice fly and a Rafael Lantigua RBI base hit helped Bluefield take an early 2-0 lead. Alejandro Kirk supplied four hits and four RBI to help put the game away. Luis De Los Santos and Patrick Morris contributed two hits apiece. Cal Stevenson had a hit and two walks.

Felipe Castenada yielded two runs over four frames but struck out four. Jackson Rees gave up a run in 1-2/3 innings. Grant Townsend got the win with two runners stranded in and 1-1/3 shutout frames. Brad Wilson was whacked for two runs over two innings.

GCL Yankees East 8 GCL Blue Jays 7

After completing a 5-4 victory over the Yankees from 10 days ago, the Jays surrendered a 3-0 lead and a 7-6 advantage before being walked off. Elixon Caballero pitched two scoreless frames and Alvery De Los Santos put up a bagel in the third. Kelyn Jose, Williams Moreno, Alexander Molina and Franniel Polanco all gave up runs with Polanco taking the loss.

Jose Rivas had a 4-for-5 at the plate with a triple and Miguel Hiraldo had three hits in six at-bats. Adrian Ramos homered, singled and drove in two while Jose Abel Hernandez doubled twice and brought home three.

DSL Padres 6 DSL Blue Jays 3 (Game 1)

The Padres scored four times in the sixth to overcome a 3-1 deficit.  Adrian Hernandez allowed a run on three hits and two walks while punching out five over four innings. Sergio Leon struck out three but gave up three runs in 1-1/3 innings for the loss.

Anthony Rodriguez and Pedro Ventura had two hits apiece at the bottom of the order and drove in a run. Rodriguez had a pair of doubles. Erickvi Celedonio singled, walked and knocked home a run.

DSL Blue Jays 2 DSL Padres 1 (Game 2 - 7 Innings)

The Jays wiped out a one-run disadvantage by scoring twice in the fifth to earn a doubleheader split. The number eight and nine hitters did the damage again as Gustavo Ruiz doubled, walked and drove in a run. Hanley Acevedo had a triple and an RBI. Number seven hitter Pedro Ventura had the other knock.

Santos Moreno surrendered a run on two hits and a walk and struck out three over three frames. Christian Reyes was the winner by offsetting two walks with four strikeouts over two shutout innings. Pedro Guzman permitted just one walk and struck out two over two more shutout innings for the save.

*** 3 Stars !!!! ***

3. Connor Eller, Dunedin

2. Brandon Cumpton, Buffalo

1. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. , Buffalo
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dan gordon - Thursday, August 23 2018 @ 03:06 AM EDT (#364104) #
Vladdy had 2 errors today and was 0 for 3. Gurriel had 2 hits and should be close to returning to the Jays.

In the AA double header, Pentecost had another 3 hits and a HR, and Harold Ramirez had 4 hits. Bergen picked up another save with 3 K's among his 4 outs.

hypobole - Thursday, August 23 2018 @ 09:31 AM EDT (#364110) #
dan, one positive I should have mentioned about Pentacost is that his arm seems OK despite the shoulder surgeries. Saw him throw a bullet a few days ago to nab a runner at 2nd.
Spifficus - Thursday, August 23 2018 @ 11:55 AM EDT (#364123) #
It's also interesting to note that he's caught 70 games so far this season, after catching 30 games in the rest of his career. He certainly hasn't done enough to get added to the 40-man, but I'd want to see how this plays out next year, especially now that he's started to hit a bit(ish).
bpoz - Thursday, August 23 2018 @ 12:18 PM EDT (#364130) #
I would take a chance on sending Pentecost to the AFL.
85bluejay - Thursday, August 23 2018 @ 12:45 PM EDT (#364134) #
Given his Pedigree,staying healthy & catching this year & his age, I think it's a good bet that some rebuilding &/or catching needy team would Rule V Pentecost as a potential cheap backup catcher - given the expected 40 man crunch the Jays are expected to have I think the best scenario is for Pentecost go as part of a trade package.
ayjackson - Thursday, August 23 2018 @ 09:19 PM EDT (#364163) #
I really can't imagine someone giving Pentecost a spot on their 25 man roster.
scottt - Thursday, August 23 2018 @ 09:33 PM EDT (#364171) #
Teams are desperate for pitching, not catching.
Also, a rebuilding club probably wants a good experience backup catcher to help develop the pitchers.

The Nationals didn't want to spend on a catcher and they ended up with a very disappointing year.

85bluejay - Friday, August 24 2018 @ 11:11 AM EDT (#364206) #
"I really can't imagine someone giving Pentecost a spot on their 25 man roster."

Well then you have not been paying attention, there are many examples of teams taking that sort of risk - an example, in 2017 the Padres drafted & kept on their 25 man roster Luis Torrens who had put up a 664 OPS in low A ball in 2016 - now he's back in A+ ball but Padres property and I'll wager that Pentecost would perform better next year in the ML than Torrens did in 2017.
hypobole - Friday, August 24 2018 @ 11:24 AM EDT (#364208) #
I imagine the Orioles will be active in the Rule 5. Don't know they'll be interested in Pentacost since they have a bunch of young catchers, but maybe.
scottt - Friday, August 24 2018 @ 05:24 PM EDT (#364226) #
Torrens was worth -1.1 WAR.
Pentecost has fallen behind McGuire and Adams on the prospect list.
More importantly, Torrens was 20 in  2017. Pentecost will be 26 next year.

Considering the injury risk and the lackluster results at AA, I'd be very surprised if anyone used a roster spot on Pentecost.

scottt - Friday, August 24 2018 @ 05:43 PM EDT (#364229) #
The Yankees just claimed Chris Rabago on waivers from Colorado and were able to outright him back to AA.
He's 22 and had and OPS of .653 in AA.

No need to waste a 25 roster spot on that type of player.

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