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Just one win in five tries for the #BlueJays affiliates Monday. #LetsGoBlueJays

Buffalo 6 Rochester 5

Richard Urena is hitting .316 over the last 10 games after a 2-for-5 night with two RBI. Jonathan Davis has an eight-game hit streak and is batting .333 over his last 10 contests.

T.J. Zeuch lasted seven innings, giving up three runs on five hits, a walk and two hit by pitches. Kirby Snead got the win with a shutout eight. Zach Jackson was zapped for two runs in the ninth but got the save.

South Bend 17 Lansing 8

Otto Lopez was 3-for-5 and Jake Brodt cracked his 12th homer of the year and drew a walk. Gabriel Moreno, Griffin Conine and Ryan Gold had two hits apiece. Moreno is batting .308 and Conine struck out twice to give him 83 whiffs in 50 games.

Juan DePaula was plunked for 11 runs in 3-1/3 innings. Andy McGuire enjoyed his first scoreless appearance in the Midwest League since his recent promotion from Vancouver.

Boise 11 Vancouver 9

Trevor Schwecke had three hits while Yorman Rodriguez and Will Robertson had two apiece, the latter two extending their hit streaks to nine games apiece.

Gabriel Ponce and Nicolas Medina gave up two dingers each.

GCL Yankees West 4 GCL Blue Jays 2

2019 third round pick Dasan Brown had three hits in his first nine pro-bats, all of them for extra-bases that included his second triple. The Oakville, Ontario native also drew a walk.

2019 second rounder Kendall Williams walked three but offset that with five Ks over two shutout innings.

DSL Reds 9 DSL Blue Jays 3

Francisco Fajardo went 2-for-4 with a walk and stole three bases. He is batting .301 on the season.

*** 3 Stars!!! ***

3. Trevor Schwecke, Vancouver

2. Richard Urena, Buffalo

1. T.J. Zeuch, Buffalo


Extra Innings

The Vancouver Province looks at the TV deal between Sportsnet and the C's.
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Nigel - Tuesday, July 30 2019 @ 08:45 PM EDT (#378316) #
Moreno with another HR tonight. Heís having quite a season
uglyone - Tuesday, July 30 2019 @ 08:55 PM EDT (#378320) #
Moreno is striking out more this year...but probably what's more important is that he's cut his swinging strike in half.
Gerry - Tuesday, July 30 2019 @ 08:59 PM EDT (#378321) #
NatePearson, six innings, two hits, three walks, five K's.

Kevin Smith, 2-2 with a walk.
uglyone - Tuesday, July 30 2019 @ 08:59 PM EDT (#378322) #
Pearson and Smith with nice nights too.

Smith has been good again for more than a little bit now.
dan gordon - Tuesday, July 30 2019 @ 11:28 PM EDT (#378366) #
Outside of a horrific slump from April 17th to May 14th, when he went 5 for 72 with no extra base hits, Smith's season has actually been very good, with a slash line of .261/.305/.534/.839. That's a considerably better OPS than last year's that had everybody turning handsprings. Amazing how a bad (OK, really, really bad) 4 weeks can colour the view of a guy's career. I expect him to have a good season in Buffalo next year.
Nigel - Tuesday, July 30 2019 @ 11:38 PM EDT (#378368) #
Dan, Smithís strike zone control went haywire after he got promoted to Dunedin. Heís had almost a full year of nearly 30% k rate. I think his problems have been deeper than just a bad four week stretch. Having said that, heís really heating up and he has really dropped his k rate in the past month. Iíd love to hear how has defence has been because there have been some mixed reviews.
uglyone - Tuesday, July 30 2019 @ 11:41 PM EDT (#378369) #
after 2 excellent seasons defensively according to BP's FRAA (+8.3, +6.0) he's fallen below average this year (-3.0).
hypobole - Wednesday, July 31 2019 @ 12:47 AM EDT (#378375) #
Why is Yorman Rodriguez still in Vancouver?
Nigel - Wednesday, July 31 2019 @ 01:17 AM EDT (#378376) #
Because heís a DH with no patience or power. I would guess heís at serious risk of being released this offseason. The fact that he was sent to Vancouver for a third time tells you the organization sees no future for him.
hypobole - Wednesday, July 31 2019 @ 01:56 AM EDT (#378377) #
I was just wondering because he has the highest ISO on the team, a 150 wRC+ and an 8% K rate.
Nigel - Wednesday, July 31 2019 @ 02:17 AM EDT (#378380) #
Yes. Thereís a pretty interesting hit tool there - a real ability to make contact. But he swings at absolutely everything. Heís listed at 5í10Ē but heís significantly less than that. He really canít play C and his height is a significant issue for 1B.
dan gordon - Wednesday, July 31 2019 @ 02:26 AM EDT (#378382) #
The thing about Smith's strikeouts is that the horrible slump corresponded with the lowest strikeout rate he had during the season. He started hitting well again once he resumed striking out a lot. He may have been trying to do something to cut down on the strikeouts and realized it just wasn't going to work, so he went back to what was working for him. Something to watch for, as he does strike out enough to be a significant concern.

Rodriguez has made a huge jump from last year, which really was his 1st year in Vancouver (he only played 5 games there in 2017). His power is up substantially, with 4 HR's, 2 3B's and 6 2B's in 143 AB's. I would think you'd want to hang on to a guy who is hitting .364, although he doesn't really have a viable position except batter. Kind of the Harold Ramirez profile.
Nigel - Wednesday, July 31 2019 @ 02:42 AM EDT (#378383) #
He did only play 5 games but he was originally sent to Vancouver at the start of the 2017 season. He then got demoted back to Bluefield when it became obvious that he couldnít play C. You may be right to be optimistic about him. He has hit well. I just donít remember any successful outcomes where prospects have to repeat rookie leagues (particularly at his age).
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