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The #BlueJays affiliates lost both of their games Monday. Buffalo and New Hampshire had the night off. Dunedin was rained out. #BlueJays #LetsGoBlueJays

Lake County 10 Lansing 4

Troy Watson was torched for seven runs (six earned) over two innings against the Cleveland affiliate on five hits and three walks, including a three-run homer. Josh Hiatt didn't have it either, giving up two more runs on two hits, three walks and three plunks, striking out a pair. Mike Pascoe pitched a shutout seventh but permitted a run in the eighth with two hits, a walk and two walks on his line. Sean Rackoski pitched a clean ninth.
D.J. Neal and Hagen Danner had RBI singles and Luis De Los Santos tripled home Danner for a three-run second inning. Danner - the Midwest League Player of the Week - then hit a round-tripper in the seventh. Reggie Pruitt, Ryan Gold and Nick Podkul also had two-hit nights with Podkul stealing a base. D.J. Neal had a hit and two swipes and Rafael Lantigua walked. Gabriel Moreno was 0-for-3 at the plate but 2-for-3 in throwing out basestealers. He also had a passed ball. Griffin Conine was 0-for-4.

DSL Diamondbacks 6 DSL Blue Jays 5

The D-Backs recent dominance over the Jays also reached into this back-and-forth matchup. The Jays led 4-2, fell behind 5-4 in the eighth and tied it in the ninth only to be walked off. Daniel Oliva had three hits while Gabriel Martinez, Willfrann Astudillo and Emmanuel Sanchez had two apiece with Sanchez stealing a base. Amell Brazoban, Leonal Callez and Adrian Montero also had base hits.

Bejardi Meza gave up two runs over four innings and Edgar Castro coughed up three runs in 3-1/3 innings. Jose Quintana allowed an unearned run over one inning to take the loss.

*** 3 Stars!!! ***

3. D.J. Neal, Lansing

2. Daniel Oliva, DSL Blue Jays

1. Hagen Danner, Lansing

Extra Innings
  • talks to Nate Pearson after his last dominant outing.
  • The Lansing State Journal has a feature on Griffin Conine.
  • The Vancouver Province looks at the C's TV deal with Sportsnet.
  • C's Plus Baseball chats with Lugnuts outfielder Hunter Steinmetz.
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Glevin - Tuesday, June 11 2019 @ 04:53 AM EDT (#375388) #
Apparently, Cullen Large dislocated his shoulder and will miss a long period of time (maybe the season). Too bad as he was hitting again this year. Needs to stay healthy though. Of top-15 picks in the draft, only Brown and Clarke haven't signed or agreed to terms. Anyone know if the Jays are going to be able to spend some of the international money they had? Maybe Trump's Cuban decision killed that plan though?
mendocino - Tuesday, June 11 2019 @ 08:17 AM EDT (#375389) #
"Two young Dutch players signed a contract with the Toronto Blue Jays. Jiorgeny Casimiri (HCAW) and Sem Robberse (Quick Amersfoort) will join the only Canadian MLB organization."
hypobole - Tuesday, June 11 2019 @ 09:44 AM EDT (#375392) #
There's the Dwight Smith pool money, some or all.
Mike Green - Tuesday, June 11 2019 @ 10:22 AM EDT (#375393) #
Thanks, mendocino. 

Dutch baseball was pretty much unknown to me.  I knew, of course, about Blyleven and Eenhorn, and about baseball in the Netherlands Antilles, but this was new for me.  Somehow I did not know that Didi Gregorius first names are Mariekson Julius, that he was born in Amsterdam, and that he speaks Dutch as well as Spanish.
Thomas - Tuesday, June 11 2019 @ 12:38 PM EDT (#375400) #
Thanks for the link roundup #2JB and for the additional info mendochino.

Nice to see the Jays trying to add some talent from a relatively little-scouted area.
Mike Green - Tuesday, June 11 2019 @ 03:12 PM EDT (#375404) #
T.J. Zeuch is the named starting pitcher for the D-Jays this afternoon.  They are in a rain delay.  Bo Bichette is in the starting lineup there again, but presumably will be moving to Buffalo shortly. 
PeterG - Tuesday, June 11 2019 @ 03:46 PM EDT (#375405) #
The Vancouver roster is supposed to be announced today. Hopefully, the 1st to see it will post a link.
Gerry - Tuesday, June 11 2019 @ 03:48 PM EDT (#375406) #
The Vancouver roster has been released but its a bit light on position players, just 8 listed so far. Until the draft picks are all signed and the college world series is over, these rosters will be fluid.

Dominic Abbadessa, Ronny Brito and Davis Schneider will anchor the lineup. Adam Kloffenstein will lead the rotation. Randy Pondler is another likely starter.
Gerry - Tuesday, June 11 2019 @ 03:50 PM EDT (#375407) #
I saw the roster on Twitter, posted by our own #2JBrumfield, as Csplusbaseball.

Also no Pardinho in Vancouver. You would think that if his arm was healthy he would be there and not back in Bluefield.
Mike Green - Tuesday, June 11 2019 @ 04:00 PM EDT (#375408) #
It wouldn't shock me if they promoted Pardinho directly to Lansing if his arm is healthy.  He's very young but advanced, so I can see wanting to challenge him while keeping his innings pitched modest for another year.  A mid-summer callup to Lansing would fit with that. 
hypobole - Tuesday, June 11 2019 @ 04:06 PM EDT (#375409) #
Wasn't Pardinho supposed to be starting in Lansing prior to his injury?
Mike Green - Tuesday, June 11 2019 @ 04:14 PM EDT (#375410) #
Pardinho pitched in extended a couple of weeks ago per Scott Mitchell on twitter.  Apparently he felt fine afterwards. 
PeterG - Tuesday, June 11 2019 @ 04:28 PM EDT (#375411) #
I imagine they are being careful with Pardhino. I have always thought that the injury was worse than was being let on. At least, it seems that my worst fear has been avoided.
Mike Green - Tuesday, June 11 2019 @ 04:33 PM EDT (#375412) #
And they are under way in Florida.  Zeuch had a clean inning in the 1st with 2 strikeouts- Bo Bichette did make an error.  The D-Jays lead 1-0 in the bottom of the second.
#2JBrumfield - Tuesday, June 11 2019 @ 04:39 PM EDT (#375414) #
Just returned from Media Day. Tanner Morris is apparently on his way to Vancouver too. Kloffenstein is the Opening Day starter Friday.
PeterG - Tuesday, June 11 2019 @ 04:42 PM EDT (#375415) #
Wish Kloffenstein was pitching in the tv game Saturday.
hypobole - Tuesday, June 11 2019 @ 05:45 PM EDT (#375416) #
Better rehab start for Zeuch than Harris had the other day.

4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 K
bpoz - Tuesday, June 11 2019 @ 06:06 PM EDT (#375418) #
The way pitching injuries have been getting more numerous over the last 3 years throughout the organization, I am giving a lot of credit to strong healthy arms.

A few healthy arms: SRF regularly throws 100+ pitches per game. M Castillo, Y Diaz, Z Logue, H Perez and J Winckowski are healthy and managing a heavy workload.

Zeuch, Pearson and others have had injury issues.

I do give the FO credit if they can keep theses arms healthy.
#2JBrumfield - Tuesday, June 11 2019 @ 06:33 PM EDT (#375420) #
Congratulations to the Dunedin Blue Jays for clinching a playoff spot with their 2-0 win today over Florida in game one of their doubleheader.
Gerry - Tuesday, June 11 2019 @ 08:43 PM EDT (#375421) #
Bichette is 3-4 tonight in game 2 of the DH. He was 1-3 in game one. I think he is ready for Buffalo.
Mike Green - Tuesday, June 11 2019 @ 09:21 PM EDT (#375423) #
Griffin Conine is 4-4 with 2 homers for the Lugnuts. He's ready for Dunedin.
bpoz - Tuesday, June 11 2019 @ 11:00 PM EDT (#375425) #
Dunedin is in!!! Perfect.
greenfrog - Tuesday, June 11 2019 @ 11:19 PM EDT (#375427) #
Good news about Conine, who is off to a ferocious start this season. It will take some time for him to demonstrate that he is PED-free for good, though. Also, it would be nice to see him reduce the strikeouts a bit. (On the other hand, look what Joey Gallo is doing for Texas this season: 3.3 WAR, 170 wrc+ and a 35.5% K rate. Remarkable.)
hypobole - Tuesday, June 11 2019 @ 11:21 PM EDT (#375428) #
Paulino also back in Buffalo after a month and a half on the IL.

4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K.
dan gordon - Wednesday, June 12 2019 @ 01:45 AM EDT (#375429) #
Another great inning for Dany Jimenez for Dunedin tonight. In his last 9 appearances, he's pitched 11 2/3 innings with 23 K's vs only 3 BB's and no runs allowed. For the season, he has 47 K's in 25 IP - probably should get a shot in New Hampshire. Joey Murray had another great start for Dunedin as well. He's only gotten better since his promotion from Lansing.

Zach Jackson on a bit of a roll for Buffalo - ERA of 1.59 in his last 10 games after 2 perfect innings with 3 K's tonight. He's getting the walks under control, with only 5 in that 17 inning stretch.

Hagen Danner hit his 5th HR in his last 6 games, he's 10 for 25 over that stretch.
Glevin - Wednesday, June 12 2019 @ 02:04 AM EDT (#375430) #
Conine definitely needs to be moved up. He's destroying A ball. Warmoth also deserves a promotion at this point and Wall does for sure. Smith should be sent down a level and I am not sure what to do with Urena. He's still young for AAA, but this his 4th season above A ball and he's had WRC+ of 81, 73 in AA and 61 and 43 in AAA. Excited about the start of short season ball. Lots more prospects to follow and right now that's almost all we have.
Kelekin - Wednesday, June 12 2019 @ 02:58 AM EDT (#375431) #
With the minor league all-star breaks coming up, I imagine we'll see some promotions in the next 2-3 weeks.

From AA, Wall is certainly deserving, I think we can all agree there. For A+, I think I'd give Warmoth at least a couple more weeks to see if he can keep this pace going and let him build confidence. Allgeyer, Murray, Wilson, and Jimenez for the pitchers. From Lansing: Conine and Brodt should both move up and we'll see how quickly Dunedin leads the league in strikeouts. Winckowski on the pitching side.

So excited for short season ball!
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